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Lot 7226

$30
Title: The Fudger Fudged; or, The Devil and T * * * Y M * * * E
Author: "Editor of the New Whig Guide" (attributed to Lord Palmerston)
Publisher: William Wright (London)
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter blue cloth with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce anonymous satire on the author Thomas Moore. Text is in English and French. The work is illustrated with title page in red and black with title vignette of the Devil. The volume shows external age/wear, with water markings to boards. Binding is cracked at title page. Hinges have been repaired. Previous owner's bookplate and signature appear on front endpaper. Pencil annotations are present on preliminary page facing title page. Strip of paper containing book dealer's advertisement for this book appears at bottom of same preliminary page. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 62 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7227

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 7228

$70
This lot includes the two Wayzgoose Anthologies shown in the corresponding image(s). These anthologies are for the years 2000 and 2001. The Wayzgoose is the annual gathering of private press printers, hand bookbinders, hand paper makers and marblers. The anthology is a collection of signatures from private presses participating in this gathering. These books contain original autographs and limited editions. Each hand-bound volume is in excellent condition, with crisp, clean, brightly illustrated pages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7229

$26
Title: Report of the 50th-54th, 71st-75th Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1880-1884, 1901-1905
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

The British Association for the Advancement of Science or the British Science Association, formerly known as the BA, is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers. Membership is open to all. It was founded in 1831 and modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. The prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society.

The Association was parodied by English novelist Charles Dickens as 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything' in The Mudfog Papers (1837 – 38). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Notes: Bound in brown leatherette with gilt stamping. The work is illustrated with charts, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7230

$40
Title: Historical Notices of the Missions of the Church of England in the North American Colonies, previous to the Independence of the United States: Chiefly from the Ms. Documents of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
Author: Ernest Hawkins
Publisher: B. Fellowes (London)
Printing Year: 1845 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce ecclesiastical history by Ernest Hawkins (1802-1868). He was graduated at Oxford in 1824, took priest's orders in 1830, and in 1845 became prebend of St. Paul's, London, and secretary to the Society for the propagation of the gospel. This is a volume of great historical interest, and is composed of the manuscript letters, reports, etc., of the missionaries in New York, New England, and Canada, to the Society for the propagation of the gospel. Both boards of this volume are detached. Spine cover shows chipping. Age-toned pages show spotting along edges. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 447 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7231

$50
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique books on theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 7232

$400
Title: Elbow Room: Stories
Author: James Alan McPherson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1977 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is an uncommon signed copy of the short story writer and essayist's second book, a recipient of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. McPherson was the second African-American author to win the Pulitzer. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 241 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7233

$175
Title: Posters by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harmony Books
Printing Year: 1986 Author-Signed First Printing

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

This volume in pictorial wraps was issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition (Hanrahan A126). This volume includes 24 full page color plates selected by Sendak as his personal favorites. The author has signed the book on the title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This oversize soft cover book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7234

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of volumes of the "American Historical Review" and of the "Annual Report of the American Historical Association" shown in the corresponding image(s). These journals date from between 1946 - 1949 in the case of the former title, and between 1937 to 1952 (with most volumes dating to the late 1940s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7235

$140
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 7236

$70
Title: Seventh Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers (Albany)
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce government study of New York natural history. The work is illustrated with many color plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The volume shows external age/wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is splitting at copyright page. Front flyleaf bears pencil markings. Marginal water markings can be seen throughout text. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/2" and contains 534 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7237

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in decorative bindings:

- The Adventure of the Lady Ursula by Anthony Hope - Dated 1898 by R.H. Russell - Silver stamping; illustrated with photographs
- The Golden Gift - Dated 1884 by Charles J. Peterson - Gilt and black stamping and full gilt page edges
- The Lovers of Provence by Alexandre Bida - Dated 1880 by Fords, Howard, & Hulbert - Intricate gilt and black stamping; some light foxing
- The National Ode by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1877 by William F. Gill - Gilt stamping on red cloth
- Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night by Rosa Thorpe - Dated 1882 by Lee and Shepard - Gilt stamping and page edges
- A Lost Hero by Elizabeth Ward - Dated 1893 by Roberts Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7238

$70
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of advertising brochures / booklets and pin-up / erotica. Among the items in this lot are an official Song Book of Oral Roberts' Healing Campaigns, Automotive News, "The Dutch Boy Disneyland Coloring Book," a large number of Arm & Hammer cards, etc. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7239

$110
Title: In The Night Kitchen Coloring Book
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1970 Author-Signed First Edition

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the half-title page. This well-preserved volume (referenced in Hanrahan A75.4) shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Small round sticker indicating price of $1.95 appears in upper right-hand corner of front cover. This soft cover book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7240

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Fourth and Fifth Annual Reports of the Bureau of Animal Industry for the Years 1887 and 1888 - Dated 1889 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) - This volume contains tissue-guarded color plates illustrating the effects of various diseases on meat
- First Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture, 1866 - Dated 1867 by Press of Case, Lockwood, and Company (Hartford)
- The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our Commoner Fungi, with Special Emphasis on the Edible Varieties by Nina L. Marshall - Dated 1905 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Profusely illustrated. Front hinge is cracked, pages show water markings to edges
- Report upon Cotton Insects by J. Henry Comstock - Dated 1879 by Government Printing Office - Volume contains in-text illustrations and (color) plates
- The Apples of New York by S. A. Beach - Dated 1905 by J. B. Lyon Company (Albany) - Volume II, illustrated with many (color) plates. Marginal staining.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7241

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the War between Germany and France by James McCabe, Jr. - Dated 1871 by National Publishing - Decorative leather binding; some splitting at gutters
- L'Inde Anglaise en 1843-1844 by Edouard de Warren - Dated 1845 by Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis - Volumes I and II
- Memoirs of Marmontel - Dated 1807 by Brisban and Brannon - Leather binding; front board detached but present, spine cover has lost matter
- Three Days of Marie de France by Frederick Luquiens - Dated 1911 by Henry Holt
- Irving's Columbus by Washington Irving - No year or publisher stated - Leather binding; scattered foxing throughout

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7242

$130
Title: American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Franklin Library
Printing Year: 1997 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black leather with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning title from the series know as the "Zuckerman Novels." The novel's protagonist is Seymour "Swede" Levov, a Jewish-American businessman and former high school athlete from Newark, New Jersey. Levov's happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined by the domestic social and political turmoil of the 1960s, which is in the novel described as a manifestation of the "indigenous American berserk." The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and was included in "All-TIME 100 Greatest Novels." The film rights to it were later optioned by Paramount Pictures. In 2006, it was one of the runners-up in the "What is the Greatest Work of American Fiction in the Last 25 Years?" contest held by the New York Times Book Review.

This volume was privately printed for the Signed First Edition Society. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Card of The Signed First Edition Society is laid in. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.5" and contains 423 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7243

$600
Title: Monsieur le lievre voulez-vous m'aider?
Author: Charlotte Zolotow and Maurice Sendak
Publisher: L'ecole des loisirs
Printing Year: 1970 First French Edition of Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books of Cornell University.

This is the original French language translation of "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present." Two volumes of the same title and printing. Sendak has signed the books on the blank pages opposite title page, and also has included a drawing of the rabbit, facing in different directions in the two volumes. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. These books measure approximately 8" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7244

$150
Title: Storia degli arabi sotto il governo de' califi
Author: Abbe de Marigny
Publisher: Pietro Valvasense (Venice)
Printing Years: 1753 - 1754
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with marbled blue boards, this antique set is a scarce Italian edition of "Histoire des arabes" published in 1750 (Paris). Abbé de Marigny (1690-1762), French historian, covers here the history of the Caliphs from Mahomet to the death of Mostazem. This work has been translated into Italian by "un Pastore Arcade." The first volume contains a fold-out plate. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to spines (Volume IV lacks spine cover). The books are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7245

$22
Title: Report of the 38th-49th Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1868-1879
Number of Volumes: 12 volume set

The British Association for the Advancement of Science or the British Science Association, formerly known as the BA, is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers. Membership is open to all. It was founded in 1831 and modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. The prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society.

The Association was parodied by English novelist Charles Dickens as 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything' in The Mudfog Papers (1837 – 38). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Notes: Bound in brown leatherette with gilt stamping. The work is illustrated with charts, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7246

$375
Title: Casa Manana
Author: Elizabeth Morrow
Publisher: Spiral Press (Croton Falls, New York)
Printing Year: 1932 Author-Inscribed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce autographed copy of this work on Cuernavaca, Mexico by Elizabeth Cutter Morrow. Morrow, born Elizabeth Reeve Cutter (1873 – January 24, 1955), was an American poet in the early 20th century, who became the first female head of Smith College, acting as college president from 1939 to 1940 (though she was never officially granted the title). She was the wife of U.S. Senator Dwight Morrow, who was Ambassador to Mexico from 1927 to 1930. Morrow was the mother of four children, including Anne Morrow Lindbergh, distinguished American author and wife of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh.

This is one of 300 copies. The work is illustrated by William Spratling (September 22, 1900 - August 7, 1967), an American-born silversmith and artist, best known for his influence on 20th century Mexican silver design. The author's inscription appears on a preliminary page and reads: "For Edward G.(?) Lowry / with warm regard / Elizabeth Morrow / A happy chapter to read." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and pictorial endpapers. This unpaginated book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7247

$850
The following collection was made in connection with the 1993 biography of Hunter S. Thompson: "Hunter: The Strange & Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson" by American journalist and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll (1943). The material, after it was collected and utilized, was stored away in "working" condition in 1993 and has not been resorted or organized -- that exciting project being left to the collector, the successful buyer of this package.

Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, most famous for his roman à clef "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is also known for his use of psychedelics, alcohol, firearms, and his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism.

Included in this collection are:

INTERVIEW TAPES: Undeniably, the most intriguing of the materials offered. These will keep the collector enthralled for years to come.
In most cases, the material has never been published, or only small portions of interviews with Thompson's family members, friends, quaintances and professional associates have been published in any form. These tapes (together with the transcripts) will stock a rare reading and listening lab for further research by the successful buyer, not for publication. There are gems contained here. These include his earliest childhood buddies through to his friends and associates of his adolescent years, and the early years of his published writing, into his northern California years, and his popular political years of the 1970s … and on through to 1992. Many interviews are lengthy (on four to 10 cassettes for the complete interview). These are often multi-tape interviews with about sixty of Thompson's associates. The tapes provide valuable insights into the world of the other reality that was not Thompson's but that of those who knew him, worked with him, loved him. Very special recordings of Thompson himself are also included, most from the early 1970s. A total of 125 tapes are included in the Collection. All tapes are on "standard" size cassettes.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND COPY NEGATIVES: copy negatives and two random sets of 8 x 10 B&W prints made from them of photographs collected for possible inclusion in the book, Plus a third, partial, marked-up "publishers working set", and duplicate test copies of many of the photographs, 8 x 10 and smaller.

CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF HST: One of the intriguing results of these two years of research is a chronology of Thompson's life, beginning with the day of his birth. Although much of this information is available elsewhere, this twenty-five page document brings together in one place for easy reference many of the milestornes that formed him and those closest to him. Each item includes only a brief sentence or two, or a short paragraph.

ASSOCIATES LIST: This twenty-five page document includes brief (very brief!) biographical information on approximately three hundred of Thompson's "associates" of Separate from the biographical list is contact information for a significant number of these people, used in setting up interviews with them.

DETAILED AND ANNOTATED BIBILIOGRAPHY OF LITERARY AND FILM MATERIALS COLLECTED IN THE RESEARCH FOR "THE STRANGE AND SAVAGE LIFE OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON": There are several different versions of the book's Bibiliography, plus two versions of an Annotated Bibiliography of literary and film materials collected, the longer version never before published, though previously shared with other researchers in their work on academic projects.

RESEARCH NOTES: These include notebooks used in research, random notes, and 3 x 5- type notecards. Interesting material here, not easily catalogued.

TEARSHEETS OF REVIEWS OF "THE STRANGE AND SAVAGE LIFE OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON" THAT APPEARED IN CONSUMER AND COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS: At least one copy is included for each found publication, and a database of college media editors and writers, correct at the time of the book's publication, is included in the collection

BOOKS AND COMPLETE PUBLICATIONS: The books included in this collection are not necessarily "collectors items," and many are marked up as they were "used" for research purposes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Please note that the last lot in this catalogue (number 461) is a scarce Tom Wolfe title from this collection. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $163.50
Lot 7248

$90
Title: Common Stocks and Uncommon Sense
Author: Clark Belden
Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of financial reference. This book covers many phases of common stock investing, with emphasis on the capital depreciation and capital appreciation. "...it may be properly said that this books shows that common stocks possess dangerous limitations as well as excellent possibilities, that many of the millions of owners of common stocks in America do not see both sides of this question in all of their implications and that many of them fail largely or completely to approach the question in a manner calculated to protect their invested funds to even a limited extent" (author's introduction). The work is illustrated with many (fold-out) charts. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 322 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7249

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books on shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $65.50
Lot 7250

$475
Title: Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe
Author: George Eliot
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh and London)
Printing Year: 1861 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped cinnamon brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by English novelist Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (November 22, 1819 – December 22, 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

This edition contains a sixteen-page undated publisher's catalogue at the end, followed by 2 leaves on thinner paper advertising the "Autobiography of Alexander Carlyle." This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with occasional foxing. The book is contained in a cloth-bound folding encasement within a handsome de luxe slipcase with leather spine with raised bands and gilt lettering. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 364 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7251

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Complete Works of Shakspeare (sic) - No year stated by Lee and Shephard - Illustrated frontispiece; leather binding, boards detaching
- The New Tale of a Tub by J.S. Cotton - Dated 1842 by Wiley and Putnam - Illustrated, some foxing throughout, lacks spine cover
- The Poets of Connecticut by Rev. Charles Everest - Dated 1844 by Case, Tiffany & Burnham - Spine lacking, boards detaching
- Wayside Leaves by J. Luella Dowd - Dated 1879 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Gilt stamping on cover
- Enoch Arden by Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1868 by Ticknor & Fields
- The Book of Ballads by Bon Gaultier - Dated 1852 by Redfield
- Wales and Other Poems by Maria James - Dated 1839 by John S. Taylor - Scattered foxing throughout
- The Course of Time by Robert Pollock - Dated 1833 by Charles Wells - Front board lacking

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7252

$10
Title: Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There
Author: T. S. Arthur
Publisher: Evans & Co.
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this famous work by popular nineteenth-century American author Timothy Shay (T.S.) Arthur (June 6, 1809 – March 6, 1885). He is best known for this temperance novel, which helped demonize alcohol in the eyes of the American public. It tells the story of a small-town miller (perhaps based on Arthur’s father) who gives up his trade to open a tavern. The novel’s narrator is an infrequent visitor who over the course of several years traces the physical and moral decline of the proprietor, his family, and the town’s citizenry due to alcohol. The novel sold well, but insinuated itself in the public consciousness largely on the basis of a very popular stage version that appeared soon after the book. The play remained in continuous production well into the twentieth century when at least two movie versions were made. (summary courtesy of Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with frontispiece entitled "Father, come home." (A three-quarter inch tear appears toward the middle of outside edge.) The volume shows light external age/wear, with tearing along four-fifths of rear gutter and chipping at ends of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Marginal water marking appears on several pages. Previous owners' names appear on front endpaper and preliminary page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 240 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's catalogue. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7253

$250
Title: The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm
Author: Lore Segal and Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1973 Author-Signed First Edition

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, these volumes are a new translation of classic Grimm Brothers fairy tales. Both books are in original dustjackets. The volumes are illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The books show very light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 7 1/4", and are housed in original paper-wrapped box with tipped-in illustration on the exterior by Mr. Sendak. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7254

$70
Title: Paris Trout
Author: Pete Dexter
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1988 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-backed paper-covered boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by American novelist Pete Dexter (b. 1943). He was the recipient of the 1988 National Book Award for Fiction for this novel. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 306 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7255

$130
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 7256

$10
Title: Catalogue general de la librairie francaise
Editors: D. Jordell et al.
Publisher: Librairie Nilsson
Printing Years: 1896 - 1934
Number of Volumes: 19 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce run of volumes of the standard key to French books, post 1840. Most volumes cover between three and six years' worth of publication. Includes some theses and annuals, books, pamphlets, and some Belgian and Swiss publications in French. Contains brief biographical notes for authors, with cross-references to works in earlier volumes. This series does not evaluate works; it simply gives title, author, and publication information.

This collection contains volumes 13 to 32. Most of these ex-library volumes are rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering; a number retain their original quarter leather binding with raised bands (splitting, cracking and/or chipping appears on spines and/or gutters of some of these volumes; antique library spine labels are visible). The remaining volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. All volumes have library bookplates at front and withdrawal stamps in small type at rear. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7257

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Nana's Daughter by A. Sirven and H. Leverdier - Dated 1881 by T.B. Peterson - Gilt and black stamping
- The Household of Bouverie - Dated 1860 by Derby & Jackson
- The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett - Dated 1873 by Harper & Brothers
- Margaret Warner - Dated 1869 by Robert Carter & Brothers - Gilt stamping and illustrated frontispiece
- The New Buggy by Aunt Hattie - Dated 1871 by Henry A. Young
- Stepping Stones for Little Feet by Aunt Fanny - Dated 1876 by W.L. Allison - Illustrated frontispiece


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 7258

$140
Title: Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusatzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie
Editor: Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten
Publisher: Johan Justinus Gebauer
Printing Year: 1750

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work on world history in two parts by Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten (March 14, 1706 – July 4, 1757), a German Protestant theologian born in Wolmirstedt. Baumgarten was a follower of the philosophical teachings of Christian Wolff, and is regarded as a transitional theologian from the Pietism of Philipp Jakob Spener and August Hermann Francke to that of modern rationalism. He was a prodigious writer and published works on exegesis, hermeneutics, dogmatics and history.

The work is illustrated with vignettes and (fold-out) plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 9 3/4" and contains 398 / 322 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7259

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Hydromechanics by Philip Alger - Dated 1905 by Lord Baltimore Press
- The Hawaiian, Samoan, Australian and New Zealand Cruise - Dated 1925 by The Welfare Department - Softcover; illustrated with maps, photos
- Under Sail by Felix Riesenberg - Dated 1918 by Macmillan - Illustrated; very decorative gilt and two-color stamping on cover and spine
- The Motor Launch by W.P. Hartford - No year stated by Dubuque Enterprise Publishing - Cover is stained
- From Novice to Pilot, How to Run a Motor Boat by George Goldie - Dated 1909 by Motor Boating

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7260

$16
Title: A Christmas Carol
Authors: Georgina Craik &c.
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: circa 1895

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a rare string-bound Christmas carol booklet with elaborately decorative die-cut front cover. This handsome work is illustrated with bright Victorian lithographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Title page does show light spotting to top and bottom edges. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 7 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7261

$300
Title: Nutshell Library containing Pierre, Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup With Rice, One Was Johnny
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1962 Author-Signed First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

Bound in pink cloth with original dust jackets, this four-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary tale all written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. "The Nutshell Library" books have been highly praised for Sendak's skill "at integrating text, design, and illustrations," according to "Dictionary of Literary Biography" contributor John Cotham. Today, they are still considered among the artist's most successful efforts.

This work is referenced in Hanrahan A51, with a lengthy discussion of the thin bands (in teal, yellow, or off-white) that appear on the tails of the dustjackets of "Chicken Soup with Rice." The same band appears in this collection, with a dark green color. The copy of "Pierre" contains the following signed inscription on front flyleaf: "The Eddy Library / Maurice Sendak". The box shows very light external age/wear, and the books are solidly bound with clean pages. The volumes measure approximately 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and are housed in a fully illustrated, paper wrapped box. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7262

$275
Title: Titi Livii Historiarum Quod Extat Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis
Author: Titus Livius
Publisher: Louis & Daniel Elzevir (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1665 / 1664
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in parchment with black lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce early edition of this collection of the work of Titus Livius (59 BC – AD 17), known as Livy in English. Livy was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, "Ab Urbe Condita Libri," "Chapters from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. He was on familiar terms with the Julio-Claudian family, advising Augustus' grandnephew, the future emperor Claudius, as a young man not long before AD 14 in a letter to take up the writing of history.

This work is edited by J. F. Gronovius (1611 - 1671, Latinized form of Gronov), a German classical scholar and critic. In 1643, he was appointed professor of rhetoric and history at Deventer and in 1658 to the Greek chair at Leiden. Besides editing this work, he also contributed studies on Tacitus, Plautus, and Seneca's tragedies, among other important works.

The publishing house of Elzevirs was founded around 1580 by Louis (1540-1617). The Elzevirs were a Dutch family of printers working at Leyden, Amsterdam and other locations. Their output was prodigious, having issued some 1,600 editions of Latin, French and Italian classics between the years 1592 and 1681. Renowned for their fine presswork, the Elzevir tradition was carried forth by Louis’ five sons, all of whom were highly capable printers and publishers.

The work contains illustrated title pages. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to head of first volume and loss of material to the spine of second volume. The books are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Preliminary page in first volume, with annotations, is detached. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7263

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique French literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
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