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Lot 7264

$150
Title: Album de la revolucion cubana, 1952 - 1959
Publisher: Revista Cinegrafico, S. A. (Havana)
Printing Year: undated

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers with front cover drawing of Fidel Castro and Cuban revolutionaries in combat, this antique volume is a scarce collectible "sticker" album that illustrates various episodes of the Cuban Revolution through card portraits of important figures and significant events. The book was issued with accompanying labels or stickers to be applied throughout the text. The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt that led to the overthrow of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista of Cuba on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement led by Fidel Castro. The work is completely illustrated with all required color stickers (now pasted into album). Last page (reverse side of rear cover) contains excerpts from the famous trial speech "History will absolve me." Rear cover has color advertisement for "Felices" sweets and canned goods. The material in this lot is accompanied by provenance to establish authenticity, in the form of copies of a letter signed by Manresa’s son and the original export certificate issued by the Cuban government. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 8 3/4" and contains 33 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7265

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

- The Newcombes by Arthur Pendennis - Dated 1868 by Harper & Brothers - Volume I only
- The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray by Henry Reed - Dated 1851 by Henry Carey Baird - Bright decorative gilt cover
- Fern Leaves from Fanny's Port-Folio - Dated 1853 by Derby and Miller - Decorative gilt stamping
- The Mysteries of Paris by M. Eugene Sue - No year stated by Charles Daly - Illustrated with engravings
- The Cruise of the Frolic by William Kingston - No year stated by George Routledge - Decorative binding; spine cover has lost matter
- German Popular Tales by Hans Christian Andersen - No year stated by J.E. Tilton - Stated First Edition
- The Philapena - No year stated by G. W. Cottrell - Front board detached, but present; lacks spine cover

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 7266

$200
Title: The Yearling
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1938 First Printing in Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in beige cloth with bright green lettering and pictorial design to front cover, this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953), an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. This book, her best known work about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie, also known as "The Yearling." The book was written long before the concept of young-adult fiction, but is now commonly included in teen reading lists.

The work contains decorations by Edward Shenton. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Inscription to previous owner appears on preliminary page. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7267

$55
This shelf lot includes the very large group of children's literature books 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 7268

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

- The Reservation Blackfeet, 1882 - 1945: A Photographic History of Cultural Survival by William E. Farr - Dated 1984 by University of Washington Press - dustjacket
- In and Around the Grand Canyon by George Wharton James - Dated 1901 by Little, Brown, and Company - cracked hinges
- Captain Abby and Captain John by Robert P. Tristram Coffin - Dated 1939 by Macmillan - author-signed
- The Principle of the Ego in Philosophy by Augusta Manie Wilson - 1908 author-signed doctoral dissertation
- Aladdin and His Lamp - No date provided by Marspen - well-preserved original pictorial wrappers, title no. 9 in Marspen Series of Children's Books

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 7269

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Checks to Antinomianism by Rev. John Fletcher - Dated 1820 by J. Soule - Full leather; volumes II and III of IV
- Odd Fellows Monitor and Guide by Rev. T.G. Beharrell - Dated 1881 by Robert Douglass
- Memoirs of Rev. Charles G. Finney - Dated 1876 by S. Barnes - Illustrated frontispiece
- A Short and Plain Exposition of the Old Testament by Robert Gentleman - Dated 1805 by Samuel Etheridge - Leather binding; volume exhibits significant wear
- Connop Thirlwall by John Connop Thirlwall, Jr. - Dated 1936 by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge - Signed First Edition

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: $10.50
Lot 7270

$120
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of booklets, pamphlets, catalogues, antique newspapers relating to / from New York. This includes souvenir booklet on Cooperstown and Otsego Lake, a register of a home restaurant in West Winfield, an antique issue of "Municipal Gazette" (dated July 27, 1846), a "Historical Souvenir of Oxford, N.Y." (dated 1897), a Cornell booklet from 1938, a catalogue of the Madison County Teacher's Institute from 1866, an eighteenth-century map of Buffalo, a publication entitled "The Family of Phelps, 1520 - 1900" (1900), etc. In addition, there are a large number of antique cancelled checks and ledgers. 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: $29.50
Lot 7271

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Designs for Blackboard Drawings - No year stated by Educational Publishing - Illustrated with black & white schematics for enlarging onto blackboards
- Microcosm - Dated 1912 by Students' Council of The College of the City of NY - Academic yearbook illustrated with photos and drawings
- Commencement Sermons by H.C. Morrison - Dated 1915 by Pentecostal Publishing -
- Public Schools and British Opinion by Edward Mack - Dated 1938 by Methuen & Co. - Signed First Edition
- Alpha Sigma Register - Dated 1920 by Alpha Sigma Fraternity
- Mount Holyoke College Verse by Ada Snell - Dated 1928 by Oxford University Press

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 7272

$16
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers
Printing Year: 1902 - 1911
Number of Volumes: 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and proceedings of the Institute of Mining Engineers. These are volumes XXXII, XXXIV-XLI. 1902 volume is dedicated to the mineral resources and industries of Mexico (national emblem of that country appears in gilt on spine cover). These books are profusely illustrated with in-text and fold-out diagrams, illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Volume XXXII shows cracking along front gutter. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. Withdrawal stamps in small type can be seen on rear flyleaves. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 7273

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

- The Fur Seals and Fur-Seal Islands by David Starr Jordan - Dated 1899 by Government Printing Office - Ex-library, illustrated with photos and drawings
- American Animals by Witmer Stone - Dated 1902 by Doubleday - Illustrated with black and white photography
- Judging Live Stock by John Craig - Dated 1907 by Kenyon Printing
- Birds of New York by Elon Eaton - Dated 1914 by State University of New York - Illustrated with color plates; some signatures detached from text block but present

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: $25.50
Lot 7274

$150
This shelf lot includes the group of books 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: $00
Lot 7275

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

- Elizabethan Criticism of Poetry by Guy Thompson - Dated 1914 by George Banta - Signed by author
- Studies in Milton and An Essay on Poetry by Alden Sampson - Dated 1913 by Moffat, Yard & co. - Signed on tipped-in panel attached at FFEP
- The Unhappy Favourite by John Banks - Dated 1939 by Columbia University Press
- Balzac by Edgar Saltus - Dated 1884 by Houghton, Mifflin - Ex-library
- Beauties and Achievements of the Blind by Wm. Artman and L.V. Hall - Dated 1869 by the Authors - Mock Braille panel at title page

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 7276

$60
Title: Dickens' Works
Publisher: Porter & Coates (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: circa 1897
Number of Volumes: Complete 14 volume set (Universe Edition)

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce edition of the works of Charles Dickens. The work is illustrated with frontispiece plates with tissue guards. These handsome volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Volume containing "The Old Curiosity Shop and Reprinted Pieces" is disbound. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 7277

$120
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique educational books 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: $25.50
Lot 7278

$275
Title: Tragoediae selectae Aeschyli Sophoclis Euripidis Cum duplici interpreratione Latina, una ad verba, altera carmine
Authors: Euripides & Sophocles
Publisher: Henr. Stephanus [H. Estienne]
Printing Year: 1567

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a pocket edition of 7 Greek tragedies in Latin translation. This collection includes 3 texts by Sophocles and 4 by Euripides, of which "Hecuba" and "Iphegenia" are in translations by Erasmus. Title makes mention of Aeschylus, but this work contains no drama by him. The work is illustrated with a title page vignette. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages and marbled endpapers. Stamp of French bookstore is pasted to upper left-hand corner of front endpaper. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" and contains 379 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7279

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Tristan and Isolde by Louis K. Anspacher - Dated 1904 by Brentano's - Signed on FFEP
- Trobar Clus by Ramon Guthrie - Dated 1923 by Norman Fitts
- The Universal Language by Edmund Terry - Dated 1931 by Edmund Terry - Signed on FFEP
- The Roof of the World by Henry G. Barnett - Dated 1916 by Sherman, French & Company - Extensive inscription on FFEP
- A Little Book of Verse by Ada M. Fitts - Dated 1906 by Henry B. Brown - Signed on tipped-in panel on title page; also includes typewritten and signed poem "Because" and additional author-signed ephemera

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: $4.50
Lot 7280

$35
Title: Daring Deeds of the Indian Mutiny: True Stories of Heroic Deeds, Intrepidity, and Determination in the Face of Fearful Odds during the Great Mutiny
Author: Edward Gilliat
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on May 10, 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region, and it was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on June 20, 1858. The rebellion is also known as India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857 and the Sepoy Mutiny. (historical background courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a number of color plates. The book does not have frontispiece illustration. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show occasional smudging and light markings. Library stamps and date slip appear on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 254 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7281

$425
Title: Die Mini Bibliothek (Nutshell Library) containing Klaus, Alligatoren alluberall, Huhnersuppe mit Reis, 1 War Hans
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Diogenes (Zurich)
Printing Year: 1970 Author-Signed First German 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 tan cloth with original dust jackets, this miniature boxed set contains the four individual stories listed. The work (Hanrahan A51) is illustrated by Sendak. Front flyleaf of "Klaus" bears the artist's signature together with an original drawing of a lion. His signature is also visible on the outside of the box (on the "Chicken Soup and Alligator" side). 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 7282

$200
Title: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Translator: Edward Fitzgerald
Publisher: Carol Schwartzott
Printing Year: 2007 Limited Edition Signed by Illustrator & Designer Carol Schwartzott

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with front board showing an inset panel of faux finished wood, this volume is a scarce limited edition of this classic work autographed by book artist Carol Schwartzott (b. 1945). The artist explains this work as follows: "This edition of the Rubáiyát uses the 1st edition of FitzGerald's translations. Although it is not considered the best of the translations, it is the original. The completion of this book ends my journey of almost ten years. Interestingly, as I worked on its design and reason I really felt it become a more timely piece. For me the Rubáiyát encapsulates the beauty, intellect, and mysticism of the Persian world. How lovely to focus on what a culture brings to others instead of the brutality, fear, anger, and enormous sadness that the war in Iraq has conjured up and bestowed upon all of us. I wanted the book to be calm, serene, ethereal, peaceful, tranquil. I chose a quiet solution for the typography, the layers of the illustration portfolios peel away like veils, and little dots of color here and there, along with the gold and silver leaf represent the jeweled covers and illuminated miniatures of rare Persian books. Since marbling was an art invented and developed by the Persians, I used it for a segment divider. A simple binding and protective box completed the presentation."

The work contains laser-cut vellum archways with underlying tipped-in hand-painted illustrations as well as interspaced marbled pages. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book comes in a cloth-bound drop-lid box with decorative spine label. This unpaginated book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7283

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Epistles, Odes and Other Poems by Thomas Moore - Dated 1806 by John Watts - Full leather binding; front board is detached, but present
- At the Foot of Parnassus by Emily Oakey - Dated 1883 by D.R. Niver - Gilt stamping on green cloth
- Ziona: The Bride of the King by Harriet Re Qua - Dated 1889 by Fleming H. Revell
- Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore - Dated 1892 by Thomas Y. Crowell
- The Minstrel by James Beattie - Dated 1823 by John Sharpe - 1/2 leather with raised bands

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 7284

$80
Title: Apophthegmatum, ex Optimis Utriusque Lingua Scriptoribus collectorum, Libri Octo. Editio Novissima, A multis, quibus autea scatebat mendis, diligenter repurgata
Author: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus
Publisher: Apud Joannem Ravesteinium (Amstelodami)
Printing Year: 1671

Condition/Details: Bound in parchment, this antique volume is a scarce edition of the Apophthegmatum of Dutch Renaissance humanist and Catholic theologian Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam) (October 28, 1466/1469, Rotterdam – July 12, 1536, Basel). Apophthegmata is the title of several collections of aphorisms (adages) and is a translation of Plutarch's Apophthegmata. Many of the classical apophthegms repeated ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Alexander the Great.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece and title page vignette. The volume shows significant with external age/wear: parchment covers, edges and rear blank pages are singed. Age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" and contains 642 pages plus unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7285

$14
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: $39.50
Lot 7286

$70
Title: Mrs. Mike: The Story of Katherine Mary Flannigan
Authors: Benedict and Nancy Freedman
Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
Printing Year: 1947 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed novel by Benedict and Nancy Mars Freedman set in the Canadian wilderness in the early 1900s. Considered by some a young adult classic, "Mrs. Mike" has been published in several editions and is read worldwide. The work combines the landscape and hardships of the Great Canadian North with a love story between Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Mike Flannigan and a young Katherine Mary O'Fallon, newly arrived from Boston, Massachusetts. "Mrs. Mike," based on the life of Katherine Mary O'Fallon Flannigan, documents the young couple's trials, sorrows, and growth.

Authors' inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Robert C. Whitford, - / Sincerely, / Benedict + Nancy Freedman" The work is illustrated with many vignettes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket with tears and loss of material to spine is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 312 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7287

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- High-Speed Steel by O.M. Becker - Dated 1910 by McGraw-Hill - Illustrated with photos, graphs and drawings
- The Marvels of Modern Mechanism by Jerome Crabtree - Dated 1901 by King-Richardson - Illustrated with photos, graphs and drawings
- The Ideal Fitter - Dated 1929 by American Radiator Company - Extensively illustrated in color and black & white; parts, diagrams and drawings
- A Luxurious Necessity - Dated c1920s by Mullins Radiator - 3-ring binder; photos, drawings
- Elements of Surveying and Navigation by Charles Davies - Dated 1852 by A.S. Barnes - Leather binding; some 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: $12.50
Lot 7288

$120
Title: Woodland Romance
Author: Arundel Holmes Nicholls
Publisher: Arundel Publications
Printing Year: 1923 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green wrappers with black lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a collection of 30 black and white photographic plates by Arundel Holmes Nicholls, printed using "Guttman's special process." These photographs show nude women posing in natural settings (beach, forest, etc.). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7289

$375
Title: Hektor Protektor und als ich uber den Ozean kam: Zwei Kinderreime mit Bildern
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Diogenes (Zurich)
Printing Year: 1971 Author-Signed First German 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.

The author has signed the book on the half-title page and has included an additional drawing of Hector above his signature. Binding shows cracking between frontispiece and title page. This work is in original pictorial dustjacket with mylar cover. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7290

$175
Title: The Works of Victor Hugo
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Printing Year: 1888
Number of Volumes: 7 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of French author Victor Hugo. Titles included in this collection are "Les Miserables," "Notre-Dame de Paris," "History of a Crime," "Toilers of the Sea," "Ninety-Three," and "The Man Who Laughs." The work contains frontispiece illustrations with tissue-guards, as well as vignettes and additional plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7291

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Memorial Offering by C. E. Leslie - Dated 1886 by Chicago Music Company - Gilt stamping; book for sheet music for a memorial service
- Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World by Carlos Elizondo, Jr. - Dated 1968 by Roy's Coin Center
- Complete Express Guide - Dated 1908; no publisher stated - Postal and shipping rates from New York City
- The Japanese Abacus: Its Use and Theory by Takashi Kojima - Dated 1963 by Charles E. Tuttle
- The House Not Made With Hands by W. S. Horner - Dated 1916 by American Rolling Mill Co. - Soft leather binding with gilt stamping
- Die Fammtlichen Werke by Ewald von Kleift - Dated 1789 by Joseph Edlen - Lacks spine cover

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: $4.50
Lot 7292

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of books 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: $27.50
Lot 7293

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Bong' Kwe by Wynant Davis Hubbard - Dated 1930 by Doubleday - Illustrated with woodcuts
- Beem by Gavril Troyepolsky - Dated 1971 by Harper & Row - Dustjacket has small tear on front/top
- The Mystery at Carrol Ranch by Carl Kingsbury - Dated 1910 by David C. Cook - Illustrated; decorative color boards and gilt stamping
- The Trail Eater by Barrett Willoughby - Dated 1929 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
- A Congo Chattel by Rev. Henry Campbell - Dated 1926 by Christian Alliance
- Out West by Oliver Optic - Dated 1877 by Lee & Shepard

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 7294

$20
This lot includes the group of early issues of "The Year's Art" shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume is "a concise epitome of all matters relating to the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture" occurring during the years of issues. Issue years in this lot cover the period 1929 - 1947. These volumes are published by Hutchinson and Co. (London). All volumes contain full-page illustrations and illustrated advertisements. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible on most volumes, as are, in some instances, traces of removal of library stamps from front covers. Volumes for 1929 and 1933 show cracked hinges. Books have lightly age toned pages with customary library markings and attachments. 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: $16.50
Lot 7295

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Christology and Criticism by Benjamin Warfield - Dated 1929 by Oxford University - Dustjacket has lost matter at top of spine
- The Nature of Revelation by Nathan Soderblom - Dated 1933 by Oxford University - In original dustjacket
- The Beloved Physician of Teheran by Isaac Yonan - Dated 1934 by Cokesbury - In original dustjacket
- The Kingship of Self-Control by William Jordan - Dated 1899 by Fleming H. Revell
- The Cross in the Land of the Trident by Harlen Beach - Dated 1895 by Fleming H. Revell
- The Sistine Madonna by Amory Bradford - Dated 1897 by Fords, Howard, & Hurlbert - Illustrated frontispiece
- Island Patty by Mary Brush - Dated 1901 by American Tract Society

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 7296

$400
Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company
Printing Year: 1885 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce original edition of this classic work by Mark Twain. This is an early state without the table cloth visible on the table under the bust of Twain but with "heliotype," not "photogravure" noted at bottom of page; title page indicates 1885, copyright page 1884; incorrect page number 88 is given on page of the list of illustrations (page 13) for “Him and another Man”; page 57 has the phrase "with the was" on line 11 from the bottom; on page 143 the "l" in Col at the beginning of paragraph is not present and "b" in body of line 7 is not fixed; last 5 in page number on page 155 has also not been fixed. The work is illustrated with many engravings by E. W. Kemble. The volume is disbound and lacks boards. Preliminary pages and text block to page 14 are detached. Initial preliminary page shows light soiling with water marking to bottom edge. Final page shows light finger smudging to one edge and small tears along fore-edge. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 7" x 8 3/4" and contains 366 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7297

$175
Title: King Grisly-Beard: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
Authors: Edgar Taylor and Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & 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 of Cornell University.

The author's inscription appears on front flyleaf. It reads as follows: "to the Eddy Collection / Maurice Sendak." This edition in pictorial boards was issued simultaneously with those copies bound in cloth, with same first edition notation on copyright page and a Harper $2.95 sticker on front board (Hanrahan A84). The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7298

$90
Title: The Immortal Mentor; or, Man's Unerring Guide to a Healthy, Wealthy, and Happy Life. In Three Parts.
Authors: Lewis Cornaro, Dr. Franklin & Dr. Scott
Publisher: Rev. Mason L. Weems (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1796

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition that combines a treatise on dieting by Venetian nobleman Alvise Luigi Cornaro (1467-1566), "The Way to Wealth" by Benjamin Franklin, and "A Sure Guide to Happiness" by Dr. Scott. The first part is "The Immortal Mentor" is by Cornaro; the second part (pp. 95-130) is by Franklin; and the third part (pp. 131-323) is by a Dr. Scott. The volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing. Staining is visible on endpapers, first and final pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 321 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7299

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Little Inch-High People by Charles Riesner - Dated 1937 by Junior Progress, Inc. - Ex-library, color and black & white illustrations; some were excised and replaced
- Breezes by Lucy Gibbons Morse - Dated 1921 by Houghton Mifflin - Black and white silhouette illustrations; some splitting to back gutter
- Next Door Neighbors by Josephine Lawrence - Dated 1926 by Cupples & Leon
- Little People by Stella Hook - Dated 1888 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Decorative three-color stamping; illustrated
- Tommy Toddles by Albert Lee - Dated 1896 by Harper & Brothers - Illustrated by Peter Newell; multi-color stamping on cover

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 7300

$150
Title: America in Maps: Dating from 1500 to 1856.
Editor: Egon Klemp
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers
Printing Year: 1976 Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed white lettering to spine, this elephant folio is a scarce limited edition of this massive work compiled and edited by Egon Klemp. It contains a representative selection of maps produced from the time of Columbus's discovery of America to the mid 19th-century, including rare manuscript maps and printed maps which are not readily accessible. This is copy number 204 of 1200 copies. The work is illustrated with many full- and double-page (color) maps. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact slipcase is well preserved. The book measures approximately 14" x 20 1/2" and contains 293 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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