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Lot 9342

$200
This auction lot includes the following pair of two-volume WWII-era orientalia sets of Arabic writings, both published in Turkey:

- Kesf-el-Zunun by Katib Celebi - Dated 1941 & 1943 by Maarif Matbaasi - original wrappers are present and detached, signatures are separated
- Kesf-el-Zunun Zeyli by Bagdatli Ismail Pasa - Dated 1945 & 1947 by Milli Egitim Basimevi - original wrappers are present and detached, signatures are separated, front cover of volume one is torn and has edge loss


These books were part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9343

$175
This shelf lot includes the large group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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: $78.50
Lot 9344

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Schopenhauers Leben by Wilhelm v. Gwinner - Dated 1910 by F. A. Brockhaus (Leipzig) - Binding cracked at title page
- Von Schiller zu Nietzsche by Herbert Cysarz - Dated 1928 by Verlag von Max Niemayer (Halle)
- Geschlecht und Charakter: Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung by Otto Weininger - Dated 1919 by Wilhelm Braumuller (Vienna)
- Christus - Ein Inder? by Th. J. Plange - No date provided by Herman Schmidt's Verlag (Stuttgart) - Stated First Printing
- Der mittelalterliche Mensch by Paul Th. Hoffmann - Dated 1922 by Verlag Friedrich Andreas Pethers (Gotha) - First Edition
- Die geistige Situation der Zeit by Karl Jaspers - Dated 1931 by Walter de Gruyter & Co. (Leipzig) - Sammlung Goschen Band 1000

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 9345

$90
Title:What Can You Do With A Shoe?
Author: Beatrice de Regniers, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1955 original), Author and Illustrator-Signed

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the front flyleaf, and Ms.de Regniers autographed the title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates the original price to have been $3.79. A gold Harper Crest sticker has been affixed to the front of the mylar-covered dust jacket. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 6". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9346

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on transportation shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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 9347

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books about the history of New York State,its cities, towns and communities shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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: $56.50
Lot 9348

$10
This lot includes the Sendak-illustrated keepsake and "Sendak in Asia" exhibition catalogue shown in the corresponding image(s). With two printed designs by Maurice Sendak, this keepsake was meant to accompany the 1996 exhibition and sale of original artwork by Sendak at the Maruzen Galleries in Tokyo, Japan and the Nielson Hays Library in Bangkok. Shaped like a small book and made of parawood (recycled lumber), this work was manufactured in Thailand (October, 1996) and measures 2 15/16" x 2 3/8" x 1". It is limited to 850 copies, issued in pictorial cardboard box (now slightly bumped, but with contents in fine condition). Battery operated (original battery needs replacement). Very well-preserved oblong catalogue is in original pictorial wrappers and measures approximately 11" x 8 1/2". 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: $6.50
Lot 9349

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on the American Revolution shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. 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: $69.50
Lot 9350

$350
Title: Of Human Bondage
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1936 Limited First Illustrated Edition Signed by Author and Illustrator Randolph Schwabe

Condition/Details: Bound in original light brown buckram with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce autographed edition of this signature work by English playwright, novelist and short story writer W. Somerset Maugham (January 25, 1874 – December 16, 1965). This novel is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention." Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel "Beauty from Ashes," finally settled on a title taken from Spinoza's "Ethics."

There are three film adaptations of this work: a 1934 film with Leslie Howard as Philip and Bette Davis as Mildred, the girl who torments him through her rejections of him; again in 1946 with Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker in the lead roles; and in 1964 with Laurence Harvey and Kim Novak.

This is copy number 426 of 751. Signatures of author and illustrator appear on preliminary page under limitation statement. It should be noted that the author wrote a new foreword for this edition. The work contains frontispiece plate and 24 collotype illustrations throughout the text. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Slipcase is well preserved. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 684 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9351

$45
Title:Pleasant Fieldmouse
Author: Jan Wahl, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1964, Illustrator-Signed, "To the Eddy Collection"

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the front flyleaf. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket has been clipped at both corners, and is covered in mylar. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9352

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of Contemporary and Classic literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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: $59.50
Lot 9353

$175
This shelf lot includes the group of books written by or about Winston Churchill shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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 9354

$20
This lot includes 50 new, uncirculated copies of this poster created from the original film mosaic produced from 1943 U.S. government photographs that were suppressed during the WWII. This is the only poster of its kind: it shows the Presidential Range at a scale of 1" = 1320' and shows all key geographical features. The poster was produced as a limited run of only 2000 copies, printed in 1978. The posters are lithographed in two colors, and measure 18 3/4" x 26". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9355

$100
Title:Posters By Maurice Sendak
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harmony Books
Printing Year: 1986, Author/Illustrator-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the title page. This large format volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates the original price to have been $45.00. The book (Hanrahan A126) measures approximately 11" x 14 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9356

$45
Title: Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien
Author: Ludwig Doederlein
Publisher: Fried. Christ. Wilh. Vogel (Leipzig)
Printing Years: 1826 - 1831
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set (4 volumes bound in 2)

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine panels, this antique set is a scarce work on the Latin language by German philologist Johann Christoph Wilhelm Ludwig Döderlein (December 19, 1791 – November 9, 1863). In 1815, soon after completing his studies at Berlin, he accepted the appointment of ordinary professor of philology in the academy of Bern. In 1819 he was transferred to Erlangen, where he became second professor of philology in the university and rector of the gymnasium. In 1827 he became first professor of philology and rhetoric and director of the philological seminary.

Two more volumes of this work and a supplement ("Teil 7: Die lateinische Wortbildung") would be published by 1839. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library labels are visible on spines. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers. Bar code strips can be seen at rear of volumes. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9357

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of books on railroad transportation shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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: $29.50
Lot 9358

$800
This lot includes the original pencil drawing "Chicken Soup with Rice" (5612) by Maurice Sendak shown in the corresponding image(s). This drawing was prepared in 1974 to teach the animators at Weston Woods his precise line and style in creating characters for "Really Rosie with the Nutshell Kids," its music composed by Carole King. This award-winning film (first broadcast on CBS-TV, February 1975) is based on Mr. Sendak's very successful miniature four-volume "Nutshell Library" (1962) using his actual printed text and some additional lyrics to link the narrative together; afterwards it was adapted to become a live musical off Broadway in 1980.

Animators prepared this picture in graphite and blue pencil with red highlights, drawn on a typical punched loose-leaf sheet measuring 10 1/4" x 12 1/2". The artist has attached a smaller sheet (9" x 11 1/2") revising their conception by re-drawing his four characters (Kathy, Johannie, Pierre, Alligator) but not the bowl (which can still be seen from behind); the actual size of this drawing is 3" x 5 5/8", also with his penciled signature signed lower right with the month "Aug." and a number "1" circled to indicate it is for the eighth sequence, first correction for "Chicken Soup with Rice." Above the central picture and to the right the artist has written in blue ink a note to one of the animators: "These (your) drawings are very good -- I've just corrected legs & trivial things." There are a few minor handling creases which are not easily noticed.

Maurice Sendak (b. 1928) is generally considered the most important book artist (illustrator) from the second half of the 20th century. This drawing sheet by him is registered as #5612 in the artist's digital image database as evidence of its authenticity and as a record of his creative genius. 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: $6.50
Lot 9359

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. 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: $76.50
Lot 9360

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Gottfried Kellers gesammelte Werke - Dated 1912 by J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger (Stuttgart) - 11 volumes
- Eckermann Gesprache mit Goethe by Hans Timotheus Kroeber - Dated 1918 by Gustave Kiepenhauer Verlag (Weimar) - 2 volumes
- Hafis: Von der Liebe und des Weines Gottes-Trunkenheit - Dated 1921 by Schahin Verlag (Munich) - Translated from into German from the Persian by Georg Leon Leszczynski
- Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F. R. S. by Smith & Braybrooke - No date provided by Bigelow, Brown and Co., Inc. - 4 volumes
- Les liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos - Dated 1925 by Editions Bossard (Paris) - 2 volumes in original wrappers. Edited by Rene de Planhol

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: $20.50
Lot 9361

$100
Title:The Giant Story
Author: Beatrice de Regniers, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1953 original), Illustrator-Signed, "To the Eddy Collection"

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the half-title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates the original price to have been $3.79. A gold Harper Crest sticker has been affixed to the front of the dust jacket. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. Dust jacket is preserved with Mylar cover. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9363

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. history with decorative gilt embossing:

- A Prisoner of War in Virginia, 1864-5 by George Haven Putnam - Dated 1912 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Tissue guarding frontispiece shows an attempt at tracing Mr. Putnam's head, ex-library.
- The Portrait of a Banker: James Stillman, 1850-1918 by Anna Robeson Burr - Dated 1927 by Duffied & Company
- Letters and Leaders of My Day by T.M. Healy - Dated 1929 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - Two volume set, ex-library edition.
- Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln edited by Allen Thorndike Rice - Dated 1886 by North American Publishing Company - Volume shows external wear, boards cracking.
- Report of the Board of General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York at the World's Columbian Exposition - Dated 1894 by James B. Lyon (Albany)

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 9364

$45
Title: Goethe's Correspondence with a Child
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields (Boston)
Printing Year: 1859 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work on the correspondence between German poet Goethe, and the child who idolized him, Bettina von Arnim. The volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping at ends of spine cover. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Preliminary page shows light staining to edges. Pencil markings appear on rear flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 504 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9365

$90
Title:Outside Over There
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1981, Author/Illustrator-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the front flyleaf. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates the original price to have been $12.95. The book (Hanrahan A110) measures approximately 10 1/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. Dust jacket is preserved with Mylar cover. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9367

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on the stage and screen shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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: $60.50
Lot 9368

$35
This lot includes the Barry Moser catalogue with original autographed wood engraving shown in the corresponding image(s). Barry Moser (born 1940) is a renowned artist, most famous as a printmaker and illustrator of numerous works of literature.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1940, Moser studied at the Baylor School, Auburn University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and did graduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He studied with Leonard Baskin. Some of his most celebrated work has been his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass," each of which consisted of more than a hundred prints, and the former of which won him American Book Award for design and illustration in 1982. He has illustrated nearly 200 other works as well, including "The Bible" and "Moby-Dick." He currently serves on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design and Smith College.

His works have been displayed in such places as the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, Harvard, and the Library of Congress. In 2007 the Smithsonian Art Collectors Program commissioned Moser to create a print for their Small Treasures series, the sales of which benefit educational and cultural programs through the Smithsonian Associates. The resulting relief engraving, "An Old Chestnut," is on display in the S. Dillon Ripley Center in the National Mall.

The woodengraving on vellum paper is one of one hundred copies issued with the deluxe edition of a 1987 catalogue (issued by Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.) dedicated to a collection of prints, broadsides and limited edition books containing original signed graphics. It is signed in pencil by Moser. A second unsigned wood engraving is also laid in.

This collection comprises a complete series to date of all books designed and or illustrated with original graphics by Moser. It also includes many examples of his "incunabula" prints and broadsides -- done prior to 1973 when he completed active involvement with the Castalia Press to devote himself entirely to the design and output of his own Pennyroyal Press.

Well-preserved catalogue is in original wrappers and measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11". Engraving on vellum measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9". Second engraving 8 1/4" x 10 1/4". 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 9369

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of collectible reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. 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: $99.50
Lot 9370

$20
This shelf lot includes the very large group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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 9371

$45
Title:The Giant Story
Author: Janice May Udry, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1959 original), Illustrator-Signed, "To the Eddy Collection"

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the front flyleaf. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates the original price to have been $4.95, and is clipped at the lower corner. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. Dust jacket is preserved with Mylar cover. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9372

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Clair de Lune and other Troubadour Romances by Michael West - No date provided by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. - "Pictured by Evelyn Paul, music by Alfred Mereer." In dustjacket
- The Romance of Tristram of Lyones & la Beale Isoude - No date provided by Brentano's - "Illuminated by Evelyn Paul"
- Hans Sachse ausgewahlte Werke - Dated 1911 by Insel Verlag (Leipzig) - 2 volumes. Fold-out plates.
- Hans Sachs und die Reformation: In Gedichten und Prosastucken by Richard Zoozmann - Dated 1904 by Verlag von Hugo Angermann (Dresden) - "Angermanns Bibliothek der Bibliophilen"
- Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams - Dated 1913 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Frontispiece with tissue guard is detached
- Phantasien eines Realisten by Lynkeus - Dated 1909 by Verlag von Carl Reissner (Dresden)

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 9373

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and modern literary titles:

- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson - Dated 1971 by Popular Library - wrappers.
- Collected Poems, 1909-1935 by T.S. Eliot - Dated 1936 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - dustjacket shows slight wear.
- Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Cities of the Plain, The Captive, The Fugitive, Time Regained by Marcel Proust - Dated 1981 by Random House - Complete three volume set in slipcase. Library of Jeffrey Coudriet stamp appears on title page of volume one.
- Better than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie by Hunter S. Thompson - Dated 1994 by Ballantine - First edition in wrappers.
- Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s by Hunter S. Thompson - Dated 1988 by Summit Books - First edition in dustjacket.

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 9374

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books about books and authors shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. 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: $61.50
Lot 9375

$35
Title:Dwarf Long-Nose
Author: Wilhelm Hauff, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1960 original), Illustrator-Signed Edition, "To the Eddy Collection"

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book across from the title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This volume features flypapers illustrated by Sendak. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9377

$35
This group of rare Maurice Sendak promotional posters is part of a large consignment we are selling during this auction. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. 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," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us.

Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

It should be noted that this group of Sendak posters 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 group of posters include the following pieces:

NYC Opera "The Cunning Little Vixen" measures 14" by 24" – Full-color commercial litho; limited edition, numbered 130 of 500


Your Library "Where The Wild Things Are" measures 32" by 22" – Full-color commercial litho with "Wild Things" illustration from the book. The poster has been drymounted, and exhibits some signs of wear including small scuffs, tears and spotting


Reading Is Fun measures 23 1/2" by 37" – 1979, full-color, features creatures and "Max" from "Where the Wild Things Are." Poster has been drymounted and exhibits minor indications of wear primarily at the edges


Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9378

$225
This lot includes the group of pieces of ephemera signed by noted illustrated Maurice Sendak shown in the corresponding image(s). The following items are present: an issue of "The Quarterly Journal" (October 1971) containing an article entitled "Questions to an Artist Who Is Also an Author: A Conversation between Maurice Sendak and Virginia Haviland," with author's signature under title; an issue of the magazine "Family Circle" (August 1973) containing a booklet tipped into a double-page Sendak illustration (pages 68 - 69), signed by the author on front cover; 8 stapled pages of a Sendak text entitled "Lothar Meggendorfer: A Critical Appreciation," together with a one-page biography /bibliography of Meggendorfer. Author's signature appears on front cover. Cover pages bear the letterhead of Justin G. Schiller, Ltd. It should be noted that these items are part of a large Maurice Sendak collection that is being offered in this auction. The periodicals and ephemera in this group 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. 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
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