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Lot 7301

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

- The Valor of Ignorance by Homer Lea - Dated 1909 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt stamping
- Twenty Years As Military Attache by Col. T. Bentley Mott - Dated 1937 by Oxford University
- William the Silent by C.V. Wedgwood - Dated 1944 by Yale University - Dustjacket exhibits wear at extremities
- The Little Corner Never Conquered by John van Schaick, Jr. - Dated 1922 by Macmillan
- Anti-Dictator by Harry Kurz - Dated 1942 by Columbia University - Author-signed on FFEP

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 7302

$45
Title: Illustrations of Prophecy: In the Course of Which Are Elucidated Many Predictions, Which Occur in Isaiah, or Daniel, in the Writings of the Evangelists, or the Book of Revelation; and Which Are Thought to Foretell, Among Other Great Events, a Revolution in France, Favourable to the Interests of Mankind, the Overthrow of the Papal Power, and of Ecclesiastical Tyranny, the Downfall of Civil Despotism, and the Subsequent Melioration of the State of the World: Together with a Large Collection of Extracts, Interspersed through the Work, and Taken from Numerous Commentators ...
Author: Rev. Joseph Towers
Publisher: William Duane (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1808 Volume I Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce theological work by Joseph Towers (1737–1799), an English Dissenter and biographer. English Dissenters were English Christians who separated from the Church of England. They opposed State interference in religious matters, and founded their own communities in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Having agitated for a more wide-reaching Protestant Reformation of the Church of England, the Dissenters were disappointed that political decisions were to be made by England's monarch who was able to control the Established Church.

The volume shows external age/wear, with covers detaching. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 307 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7303

$350
Title: Hans und Heinz
Authors: Hans Manz & Janice May Udry
Publisher: Diogenes (Zurich)
Printing Year: 1969 First German Edition Signed By Illustrator Maurice Sendak

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.

This German children's book is a translation of "Let's Be Enemies," with verses by Hans Manz (based on a text by Janice May Udry) is illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The artist has signed the book on the inside free front endpaper, and has included an original drawing of "Heinz" above his signature. Hard cover with color illustration on covers (Hanrahan A46). The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7304

$475
Title: England's Monarhcs [sic]; or, a Compendious Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions, and Observable Passages... which have hapned [sic] during the Reigns of the Kings and Queens of England, from the Invasion of the Romans to this Present. Adorned with Poems, and the Pictures of every Monarch . . .
Author: R. B.
Publisher: Nathaniel Crouch
Printing Year: 1685

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce work presenting biographical sketches and woodcut portraits of all the English kings and queens from William the Conqueror to James II. This is the second edition, "very much enlarged." The volume is also illustrated with bright frontispiece portrait of James II. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7305

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

- Sacred Biography and History by Osmond Tiffany - Dated 1867 by Gurdon Bill & Company - Decorative gilt stamping
- The Marriage of the Lamb; or, Wedlock and Padlock by G.W. Henry - Dated 1856; no publisher stated
- Sermons Delivered in the Chapel of Brown University by Francis Wayland - Dated 1849 by Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln
- Lyra Colestis by A.C. Thompson - Dated 1863 by Gould and Lincoln
- Christian Psalmody - Dated 1853 by George B. Utter - Red leather with raised bands, gilt page edges

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 7306

$30
Title: Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Baudy's European Library
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this novel. This book is Volume CCXXIX of the Collection of Ancient and Modern British Authors. This edition presents the complete text of Oliver Twist a year after the first edition. The volume lacks front board. Age-toned pages show foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x8 1/4 " and contains 367 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7307

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of books on the American Civil War 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: $22.50
Lot 7308

$40
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers
Printing Year: 1913 - 1916
Number of Volumes: 10 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 XLIII - LII. 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 7309

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

- Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - No year stated by Hurst & Company - Illustrated in color
- The Poetical Works of Lord Byron - Dated 1881 by John Wurtele Lovell - Intricate gilt and black stamping
- The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson - No year stated by American News Company
- The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith - No year stated by Porter & Coates
- Unawares - Dated 1888 by Pollard & Moss
- Arthur Bonnicastle by J.G. Holland - Dated 1884 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Bright gilt and black stamping


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 7310

$30
Title: Foreign Affairs
Author: Alison Lurie
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1984 First Printing Inscribed by the Author

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Alison Lurie (born September 3, 1926), an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for "Foreign Affairs." Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress. This novel concerns itself with American academics in England.

The author's inscription on half title page reads "for Paul + Sharon Keller / with best wishes, / Alison Lurie." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 291 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7311

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Done in the Open by Frederic Remington - Dated 1903 by P.F. Collier - Large format with full page illustrations in black & white; spine cover has lost matter
- John Sargent by Evan Charteris - Dated 1927 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Ex-library
- Primitive Music by Richard Wallaschek - Dated 1893 by Longmans, Green and Co. - Ex-library; spine cover exhibits small crack
- An Essay on the Beauty, the Wonder and the Wisdom by Thomas Chase - Dated 1885 by John C. Winston - Illustrated with engravings
- Around the Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmadge - Dated 1874 by Cowperthwait & Co. - Decorative cover with gilt stamping

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: $15.50
Lot 7312

$90
Title: The Life and Essays of Dr. Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: T. Kinnersley (London)
Printing Year: 1816

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce collection of autographical and essaystic writings by noted polymath and Founding Father of the United States Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Franklin and title page vignette by G. M. Brighty. The volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 471 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7313

$26
This group of 7 volumes include works about automotive engineering and road trips. 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: $13.50
Lot 7314

$200
Title: Lavrentii Vallae Viri Doctissimi Elegantiarum latina lingua Libri Sex
Author: Lorenzo Valla
Publisher: Ioan. Gryphium (Venice)
Printing Year: 1569

Condition/Details: Bound in parchment with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a work by Lorenzo (or Laurentius) Valla (1406 – August 1, 1457) , an Italian humanist, rhetorician, and educator. This work subjected the forms of Latin grammar and the rules of Latin style and rhetoric to a critical examination, and placed the practice of composition upon a foundation of analysis and inductive reasoning. It was a basis for the movement of the Humanists to reform Latin prose style to a more classical and Ciceronian direction on a scientific basis. Valla's work was controversial when it appeared, but its arguments carried the day. As a result, humanistic Latin sought to purge itself of post-Classical words and features, and became stylistically very different from the Christian Latin of the European Middle Ages. This was thought to be a major improvement in style and elegance in Latin usage.

This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, with small tear to spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" and contains 624 pages plus 29 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7315

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

- Records of Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, NY - Dated 1947; no publisher stated - Hand typed manuscript in loose leaf binding
- Het Leven van Z.H. Paus Leo XIII by Bernard O'Reilly - Dated 1887 by Maatschappij De Katholieke - Volumes I and II, Dutch language biography
- Curiosities of the Bible by Rev. J. H. Vincent - Dated 1901 by E.B. Treat and Company - Decorative binding
- Out of the Mouth of the Lion - No year stated by The Religious Tract Society
- Rays of Light in the Valley of Sorrow by Rev. Reuben Nelson - Dated 1884 by P.W. Ziegler - Illustrated frontispiece
- Spurgeon's Gems by Rev. C.H. Spurgeon - No year stated by Fleming H. Revell

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: $15.50
Lot 7316

$175
Title: The Romance of the Ten Thousand Islands (A Florida Story)
Author: A. E. Philips (Edwin Alberton)
Publisher: Broadway Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1909

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with black lettering and embossed decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce adventure novel by Edwin Alberton. This work features José Gaspar, known by his nickname Gasparilla (supposedly lived c. 1756 – 1821), was a purported Spanish pirate, the "last of the Buccaneers," who is claimed to have raided the west coast of Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. A prospectus for Alberton's novel "The Florida Wilds" is laid in. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 311 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7317

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of Juvenile 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: $25.50
Lot 7318

$70
Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Printing Year: 2007 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in white boards with white cloth spine and red lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Junot Diaz (born December 31, 1968), a Dominican-American writer and creative writing professor at MIT. Central to Díaz's work is the duality of the immigrant experience. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for this novel.

The author's signature appears on blank page opposite title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 340 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7319

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Our Country by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1888 by Jones & Stanley - Decorative gilt stamping on cover and spine; illustrated with in-text and plate engravings
- Statistical View of the United States by J.D.B. DeBow - Dated 1854 by A.O.P. Nicholson - Cover exhibits age/wear
- Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by S. Emma Edmonds - Dated 1865 by W.S. Williams Co. - Scattered foxing; cover exhibits age/wear
- History of the Gatling Gun Detachment by John H. Parker - Dated 1898 by Publisher - Illustrated with photos; one plate detached, but present
- A Defence (sic) of the American Policy by Thomas Whitney - Dated 1856 by De Witt & Davenport

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 7320

$100
Title: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter cloth with white boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this title by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007), an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction. The book contains previously published, but uncollected short fiction that did not appear in Vonnegut's previous collection, "Welcome to the Monkey House." Though almost all the stories were initially written and published in the 1950s, for this collection, Vonnegut re-wrote three stories with which he had been dissatisfied. These rewritten stories include "The Powder Blue Dragon" and "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp."

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is well preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 295 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7321

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- An Unhurried View of Erotica by Ralph Ginzburg - Dated 1958 by Helsman Press
- Charles Dickens by G.K. Chesterton - Dated 1903 by Hodder and Stoughton - Boards detached, but present
- Representative Men by R. W. Emerson - Dated 1850 by Phillips, Sampson and Company
- Enter David Carrick by Anna Bird Stewart - Dated 1951 by J.B. Lippincott - Autographed First Edition in original dust jacket
- The Expense of Greatness by R.P. Blackmur - Dated 1940 by Arrow Editions - Original dust jacket
- History of the Pre-Romantic Novel in England by James Foster - Dated 1949 by Modern Language Association
- Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey by Joseph Cottle - Dated 1848 by Wiley and Putnam - Boards detaching
- Criticism and Fiction by William Dean Howells - Dated 1863 by Harper and Brothers - Bright gilt stamping; illustrated frontispiece detached 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: $10.50
Lot 7322

$35
Title: The Christian's Companion in the Field and Garden
Publisher: Davidson & Bourne (Harrisonburg)
Printing Year: 1814

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce theological work whose purpose is expressed in the author's introduction: "It is the design of this little piece to collect a few of these sacred instructions, which God hath marked upon all about us, that the reader, by perusing these imperfect hints, may be prompted to consider upon what he treads, and, while he passes by a thousand inanimate substances, may read what is forcibly written upon them. He may indeed go forth and read on; for the lessons are infinite, and the knowledge is unbounded. It is a large book which God has opened in his works; and he hath given a lively commentary upon it in his word. The one consists of living hieroglyphics; and the other contains the characters, which explain them. They do not contradict each other, nor talk of different themes. Created by Christ and for Christ, there is a mutual and delightful harmony through their respective frames; and when harmoniously understood, a double glory is seen in both. While the reader meditates, therefore, let him pray for the instruction of that divine Spirit, who formed these sacred types, that he may both comprehend their purpose and apply them to use. With this holy instructor, his garden will be, like Eden, full of delightful fruit, and his field become a spot, which the Lord hath blessed." The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Previous owner's name and/or markings appear on endpapers and title page. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 213 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7323

$475
It should be noted that these titles belong 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 at 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 auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Viele viele Kinder-spiele (A Hole Is To Dig) by Ruth Krauss- Dated 1968 by Diogenes (Zurich) - This is a German translation of "A Hole To Dig". The volume is signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak on the inside free front endpaper with drawing of boy above signature
- Es ist fein klein zu sein! (Open House for Butterflies) by Ruth Krauss - Dated 1968 by Diogenes -This is a German translation of "Open House for Butterflies". The volume is signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak on the inside free front endpaper with drawing of girl above signature

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 7324

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage issues of the periodical "Your Life" shown in the corresponding image(s). These issues contain Dale Carnegie articles. They date from February 1946 to January 1948 (lacking January, June, October of 1946, and January, April, July and August of 1947), with two additional issues from the 1950s (one of these magazines is entitled "Your Health"). These publications are in their original wrappers and covers show some soiling to edges. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7325

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Concise Introduction to the Study of the Holy Scriptures by Rev. Joseph Warne - Dated 1836 by Fessenden & Co. - Leather binding; contains genealogical information on John S. Coon and others. Initial pages detached, but present
- Tracts on Liberty in the Puritan Revolution by William Haller - Dated 1934 by Columbia University - Volume I
- The Laws of Moses by Stanley Cook - Dated 1903 by Adam and Charles Black
- The Christian Philosopher by Thomas Dick - No year stated by William Collins
- The Life of a Hindu Woman by Rev. Libbie Griffin - Dated 1927; no publisher stated
- Pandita Ramabai by Helen Dyer - No year stated by Pickering & Inglis


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 7326

$30
This auction lot includes the 27 cabinet cards (shown in the corresponding image) and the following group of titles:

- A Companion for the Afflicted by Thomas H. Walker - Dated 1847 by Lane & Tippett - full leather binding
- John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet - Dated 1895 by Werner Company - Volume I. Leather binding is cracked at preface.
- Lucile by Owen Meredith - Dated 1883 by R. Worthington - Binding cracked at title page
- Essay on the Divine Authority of the New Testament by David Bogue - No date provided by American Tract Society - full leather binding with cracking along front gutter
- The English Reader by Lindley Murray - Dated 1829 by W. and J. Bolles - Leather binding, front board is detached
- The Light of Asia by Sir Edward Arnold - Dated 1894 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company - decorative binding
- A Schilling Book of Old Testament History for National and Elementary Schools by Rev. G. F. Maclear - Dated 1899 by Macmillan and Co., Limited
- The Ancient Plain Song of the Church Adapted to the American Book of Common Prayer - No date provided by Daniel Dana - binding is split at front hinge

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 7327

$45
This shelf lot includes the large group of mystery and crime 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 7328

$400
Title: The Executioner's Song
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1979 Stated First Edition Inscribed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this work by Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007), an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and film director. "The Executioner's Song" is a 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that depicts the events surrounding the execution of Gary Gilmore by the state of Utah for murder. The title of the book may be a play on "The Lord High Executioner's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado.

The author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Buce Harris / Cheers / Norman Mailer / May 1988." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 1056 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7329

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Tour Around the World by General Grant by James D. McCabe - Dated 1879 by National Publishing - Gilt stamping on green cloth; illustrated with engravings
- Arctic Experiences by E. Vale Blake - Dated 1874 by Harper & Brothers - Ex-library, spine cover detaching, lacks front board
- Seward's Travels Around the World by Olive Seward - Dated 1873 by D. Appleton - 1/2 leather with decorative boards; some marginalia
- Thrilling Adventures in the Wilds of Africa by Chester R. Stratton - Dated c1900; no publisher stated - Color frontispiece with black & white engravings throughout
- The Cruise of the Steam Yacht North Star by Rev. John Choules - Dated 1854 by Gould and Lincoln - Ex-library, bright gilt stamping
- Down the Great River by Willard Glazier - Dated 1891 by Hubbard Brothers
- Voyages of a Merchant Navigator by Richard Cleveland - Dated 1886 by Harper & 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: $16.50
Lot 7330

$12
Title: The Yoke of the Thorah
Author: Sidney Luska
Publisher: Street & Smith, Publishers
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with white lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a work by American novelist and editor Henry Harland (March 1, 1861 – December 20, 1905). Harland was born in New York City and attended City College but pretended to be Russian born. His literary career falls into two distinct sections. During the first of these, writing under the pseudonym Sidney Luska, he produced a series of highly sensational novels, written with little regard to literary quality. But in 1890 Harland moved to London and fell under the influence of the Aesthetic movement. He began writing under his own name and, in 1894, became the founding editor of "The Yellow Book." The first novels of this new period, "Mademoiselle Miss" (1893), "Grey Roses" (1895), and "Comedies and Errors" (1898), were praised by critics but had little general popularity. He finally achieved a wide readership with "The Cardinal's Snuff-box" (1900), which was followed by "The Lady Paramount" (1901) and "My Friend Prospero" (1903). (background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 320 pages plus 2 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7331

$350
It should be noted that these titles belong 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 auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Rend Og Hop (Pierre) by Maurice Sendak - Dated 1962 by Carlsen - Author signed inside front cover with drawing of "Pierre" above signature
- Griffen Og Den Lille Praest (The Griffin and the Minor Canon) by Maurice Sendak - Dated 1969 by Carlsen - Author signed on FFEP, with drawing of Griffin above signature

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 7332

$80
Title: The World as It Is, and as It Has Been; or a Comprehensive Geography and Modern
Author: S. G. Goodrich
Publisher: J. H. Colton and Company
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work. The work is illustrated with many engravings and (color) maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with tears to spine cover (largely along gutters) and loss of material to bottom outside corner of rear cover. Age-toned pages show no marginalia. Pages 127-128 show diagonal tear without loss of material. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 272 pages plus 7 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7333

$100
This auction lot includes the following title:

- Ancestry of Jeremy Clarke of Rhode Island and Dungan Genealogy by Alfred Rudulph Justice - No year stated by Guardian Press - 5 copies, individually numbered: 52, 56, 57, 59 and 60 of 176 printed

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: $18.50
Lot 7334

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of canceled checks of "The Page Seed Company" of Greene, New York, dating back to the early 1930s, and an album bound in wooden boards (lacking front board) containing antique calling cards and numerous photographs showing horses and dogs (a newspaper clipping with a photograph featuring members of Buck Jones Bar "O" Corral of Owego is laid in). Most photographs in this album bear the date 1945. There is also an illustrated menu for the Hotel Astor in New York City. 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 7335

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Christmas Books by Charles Dickens - Dated 1868 by Chapman & Hall - Gilt stamping on green cloth; illustrated frontispiece is detaching
- Chimmie Fadden by Edward Townsend - Dated 1895 by Lovell, Coryell & Company - Bright gilt stamping
- The Widow Bedott Papers by Frances Whitcher - Dated 1883 by A.C. Armstrong
- Three Years in a Man-Trap - Dated 1872 by J.M. Stoddart
- Trench's Wives - Dated 1888 by Pollard & Moss
- File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau - No year stated by Butler Brothers - Intricate gilt and black stamping
- Hazel-Blossoms by John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1875 by James R. Osgood - Bright gilt stamping; illustrated frontispiece is detached 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: $10.50
Lot 7336

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

- The Temperance Reform and Its Great Reformers: An Illustrated History by Rev. W. H. Daniels - Dated 1878 by Nelson & Phillips
- Minnie Hermon; or, the Curse of Rum by Thurlow Weed Brown - Dated 1878 by Henry S. Goodspeed & Company - "Embracing Also the Life and Work of Francis Murphy and Dr. Henry A. Reynolds"
- A Treatise on Temperance and Sobriety by Ludovico Cornaro - Dated 1898 by Helman-Taylor Co. (Cleveland) - decorative binding
- After the Town Goes Dry by Henry C. Taylor - Dated 1919 by Howell Publishing Company (Chicago) - "With cover and cartoons by "King" of the Chicago Tribune"

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 7337

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage reference 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: $22.50
Lot 7338

$55
Title: Europe Central
Author: William T. Vollmann
Publisher: Viking
Printing Year: 2005 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by William Tanner Vollmann (born July 28, 1959 in Los Angeles, California), an American novelist, journalist, short story writer, and essayist. This novel is a 2005 National Book Award winner. The novel, which takes place in central Europe in the 20th century, examines a vast array of characters, ranging from generals to martyrs, officers to poets, traitors to artists and musicians. It deals with the moral decisions made by people in the most testing of times and offering a bold and mesmerizing perspective on human actions during wartime. Vollmann makes use of many historical figures as characters including composer Dmitri Shostakovich, artist Käthe Kollwitz, film director Roman Karmen, poet Anna Akhmatova, SS officer Kurt Gerstein, as well as German general Friedrich Paulus and Soviet general Andrey Vlasov.

The author's signature appears on half title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately6 1/2" x9 3/4" and contains 811 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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