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Lot 9379

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books United States history 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: $72.50
Lot 9381

$55
Title: The Big Green Book
Author: Robert Graves, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Crowell-Collier Press
Printing Year: 1962, Illustrator-Signed First Printing, "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 $3.95. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9382

$90
Title: Lettere di un notaro a un mercante del secolo XIV, con altre lettere e documenti. Per cura di Cesare Guasti.
Author: Lapo Mazzei
Publisher: Successori Le Monnier (Florence)
Printing Year: 1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in green cloth with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this collection of letters by Ser Lapo Mazzei (1350-1412), a winemaker from Carmignano, dedicated to the art of making fine wine, who was also a Notary of the Florence city government and Proconsul of the Art of Judges and Notaries. His brother Lionardo also cultivated vineyards in Carmignano, in the Grignano estate, where he produced wine according to the instructions of his more expert brother.

This voluminous and quite interesting series of correspondence between Ser Lapo Mazzei and Francesco Datini, the famous Merchant of Prato, is rich in juridical and commercial advice and also contains many comments referring to agronomy and oenology. Winemaking, purchasing and storage are recurrent themes in Ser Lapo’sepistles: "Don’t concern yourself about the cost of the wine, though it be high: its goodness is restorative," he wrote to Datini in 1394, inviting him to overcome his parsimony and appreciate its quality.

Ser Lapo Mazzei is also considered the "father" of the Chianti name: he authored the first known document using the denomination, a commercial contract bearing his signature, dated December 16, 1398. (Background information obtained from Mazzei family website)

The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages that show occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9383

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of children's literature titles inscribed to author Crosby Bonsall in dustjackets. Bonsall (1921 - 1995) was a pioneer in the field of early readers, picture books for young children who are just beginning to read independently. Many of these are mystery stories and describe different adventures of the "Private Eyes Club" - Skinny, Wizard, Tobby, and Snitch - in books such as "The Case of the Hungry Stranger," "The Case of the Cat's Meow," "The Case of the Dumb Bells," "The Case of the Scardey Cats," "The Case of the Double Cross." Other books by Crosby Bonsall feature stories about young children playing and solving problems. All her books are full of broad verbal and visual humor.

- My Side of the Mountain by Jean George - Dated 1966 by E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.
- Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish - Dated 1963 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by Fritz Siebel.
- Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish - Dated 1964 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by Fritz Siebel.
- Let's Be Indians by Peggy Parish - Dated 1962 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
- Freight Train by Donald Crews - Dated 1978 by Greenwillow Books - Stated first edition.
- Nicholas Cricket by Joyce Maxner - Dated 1989 by Harper & Row - Stated first edition, illustrated by William Joyce.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9385

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books antique and vintage estate 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: $29.50
Lot 9386

$70
Title: A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields (Boston)
Printing Year: 1852 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this classic work by American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864). This collection of stories for children is based on Greek and Roman mythology. The stories are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Cousin Eustace is telling these stories to small children at Tanglewood. It covers the myths of "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The Three Golden Apples," "The Miraculous Pitcher," and "The Chimæra."

This is a first issue of this work with error on page 21 line 3, "lifed" for "lifted." The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and 6 engravings by Baker from designs by Billings. The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping to spine. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Previous owner's name and date (Nov. 26, 1851) appear on front flyleaf below bookseller's tipped-in paper slip identifying book as first edition. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9387

$90
Title:The Wonderful Farm
Author: Marcel Ayme, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1951 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 on the half title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This Harper Crest Volume exhibits color pictorial cover art. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9389

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate 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: $65.50
Lot 9390

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

- Lessings samtliche Werke in zwanzig Banden by Hugo Goring - No date provided by J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger (Stuttgart) - Complete set of 10 volumes bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spines
- August Graf von Platens samtliche Werke in zwolf Banden by Koch & Peket - No date provided by Max Hesses Verlag (Leipzig) - Complete set of 4 volumes bound in quarter leather
- Wielands Werke: Auswahl in zehn Teilen by Bernard von Jacobi - No date provided by Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co. (Berlin) - Complete set of 4 volumes in half leather

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: $22.50
Lot 9391

$110
Title:The Birthday Party
Author: Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1957, 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 "$2.57 Net"; price was written by hand. The flap has been clipped at the bottom corner; a gold Harper Crest sticker has been affixed to the front of the dust jacket. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 4 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9392

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on world history 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: $50.50
Lot 9393

$20
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes 6 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as kittens in a tree, nude bathers at river's edge, a knight in armor and other content. The media include photographic prints, Victorian lithograph, full-color modern lithograph, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 9394

$35
Title: Niccolo Machiavelli e i suoi tempi illustrati con nuovi documenti
Author: Pasquale Villari
Publisher: Ulrico Hoepli, editore libraio della real casa (Milan)
Printing Years: 1912 - 1914
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled green cloth with embossed gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce biography of Nicccolo Machiavelli by Italian historian and politician Pasquale Villari (October 3, 1827 – December 11, 1917). Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527) was an Italian philosopher/writer, and is considered one of the main founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat, political philosopher, musician, and a playwright, but foremost, he was a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. In June of 1498, after the ouster and execution of Girolamo Savonarola, the Great Council elected Machiavelli as Secretary to the second Chancery of the Republic of Florence.

Like Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli is considered a good example of the Renaissance Man. He is most famous for a short political treatise, "The Prince," written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. Although he privately circulated "The Prince" among friends, the only work he published in his lifetime was "The Art of War," about high-military science. Since the sixteenth century, generations of politicians remain attracted and repelled by the cynical approach to power posited in "The Prince" and his other works. Whatever his personal intentions, which are still debated today, his surname yielded the modern political word Machiavellianism—the use of cunning and deceitful tactics in politics. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is the third, revised edition of this work. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Previous owner's inscriptions appear on preliminary pages of all three volumes. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9395

$20
This lot is part of a collection of Marvel's Infinity War and other Marvel comic books from the copper and modern ages that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following issues:

- Secret Wars by Shooter and Zeck - Dated from 1984 to 1985, including issues 1, 2, and 12
- Silver Surfer by Englehart, Lim, and Williams - Dated from 1989 to 1994, including issues 19, 55, 56, 60 through 69, 71 through 87, 89 through 92, and 94 through 98
- Warlock and the Infinity Watch by Starlin and Medina - Dated from 1992, including issues 1, and 8 through 10
- Galactic Guardians by Gallagher and West - Dated from 1994, including issues 1 through 4
- The Infinity War by Starlin, Lim, and Milgrom - Dated from 1992, including issues 1 through 6
- The Infinity Gauntlet by Starlin and Perez - Dated from 1991, including issues 1 through 6
- Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino - Dated from 1990, including issues 1 through 57, 59 through 62, and the 1991through 1994 annuals

These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Some issues may show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9396

$130
This lot includes the complete set of 5 vintage computerized-woven silk textiles shown in the corresponding image(s). These textiles were made using a Jacquard loom which weaves mechanically using punch cards. The series depicts Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, V. I. Lenin, Josef Stalin and Mao Tse Tung, and is entitled "The Five Greats" (due to the key role played by each in the development of Communist philosophy). Each measures 17" x 11", with stitched edges and captions at lower margin. Each is marked 27 x 40 cm and "Made in China". 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 9397

$140
Title:Glyndebourne Festival Opera Programme
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Printing Year: 1982, 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 program on the back cover. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The soft cover includes a flap/book marker. The volume measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9398

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of cook 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: $67.50
Lot 9399

$20
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: $67.50
Lot 9400

$425
Title: Oeuvres completes de Marcel Proust: A la recherche du temps perdu : Du côté de chez Swann (2 vols.), A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (3 vols.), Le côté de Germantes (3 vols.), Sodome et Gomorrhe (2 vols.), La prisonnière (2 vols.), Albertine disparue (1 vol.), Le temps retrouvé (2 vols.). Pastiches et melanges (1 vol.). Les plaisirs et les jours (1 vol.). Chroniques (1 vol.).
Publisher: Librarie Gallimard, editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise (NRF) (Paris)
Printing Year: 1929 - 1936
Number of Volumes: Complete 18 volume set

Notes: Bound in original wrappers with red and black lettering, this antique set is a scarce edition of the first complete collection of the works of French author Marcel Proust. This collection comprises: "Du Côte de Chez Swann" (Copy no. 451, dated 1929), "A l’Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs" (Copy no. 451, dated 1929), "Le Côte de Guermantes" (Copy no. 451, dated 1930), "Sodome et Gomorrhe" (Copy no. 451, dated 1930), "La Prisonnière" (Copy no. 451, dated 1931), "Albertine Disparue" (Copy no. 3052, dated 1932), "Le Temps Retrouve" (Copy no. 3058, dated 1932), "Pastiches et melanges" (copy no. 491, dated 1933), "Les plaisir et les jours (copy no. 451, dated 1935), "Chroniques" (copy no. 451, dated 1936). Each title is presented as a volume, so that this collection consists of 10 volumes bound in 18 separate books. All are published by Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with first volume without covers and splitting between pages 96 and 97. Remaining volumes show occasional minor chipping at edges are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 9401

$100
Title:The Singing Hill
Author: Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1962, Illustrator-Signed Early 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 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 an original price of $3.50 and has been clipped at the lower corner; a Hans Christian Anderson Award gold label is affixed to the front of the dust jacket. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9402

$250
This lot includes the painted wooden "Wild Thing" action toy shown in the corresponding image(s). "Moishe" Wild Thing was designed as wooden jumping jack toy by artist Maurice Sendak about 1996, then several years later manufactured / cut from Baltic birch wood and hand painted under Mr. Sendak's guidance by Fat Dog Workshop in a strict numbered and signed limitation of 50 copies. Dressed in his familiar yellow and orange horizontal striped fur, Moishe measures 10" x 8 1/2" when his arms and legs are totally at rest, but pull the string below and watch how his arms and legs jump.

This item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity autographed in full by Maurice Sendak and dated 02 / 14 / 2000 for each corresponding toy, also numbered by Fat Dog Workshop and SIGNED by Maurice Sendak on the reverse of wooden panel.

While Maurice Sendak designed several wooden play objects with his brother Jack in their youth, the most famous being a "Red Riding Hood" pop-up toy reproduced as a mechanical print in the first edition of Selma Lanes's biography "The Art of Maurice Sendak," this is the only wooden toy that he has sanctioned and autographed for those collectors who want a mechanical jumping jack "Moishe" (often considered his most famous "Wild Thing" creature). 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 9403

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of novels by James Hadley Chase shown in the corresponding image. All titles are complete with dustjacket, a couple of which show wear. 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: $9.50
Lot 9404

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

- Mitteilungen des Vereines fur die Geschichte der Stadt Wien Band XIII / XIV by Josef Kallbrunner - Dated 1933 by Verlag des Vereines fur die Geschichte der Stadt Wien
- Wien sein Boden und seine Geschichte by C. Diener et al. - Dated 1924 by Wolfrum Verlag (Vienna)
- Wiener Hauser by Hartwig Fischer - No date provided by Verlag Bruder Rosenbaum (Leipzig) - Title in the series "Kunst und Natur in Bildern." Title page indicates this to be part one
- Hauser und Menschen von Wien by Hermine Cloeter - Dated 1915 by Kunstverlag Anton Scholl & Co. (Vienna)
- Klein-Burger von Gross-Wien by V. Chiavacci - Dated 1893 by Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp. (Stuttgart) - handsome embossed pictorial design with gilt lettering to front cover
- Wiens Kirchen und Kapellen in kunst- und kulturgeschichtlicher Darstellung by Alfred Schnerich - Dated 1921 by Amalthea Verlag (Zurich) - Amalthea-Bucherei Nr. 24 / 25
- Der Stefansdom in Wien by Wilhelm Weckbecker - Dated 1922 by Osterreichische Verlagsgesellschaft (Vienna)
- Wien by Hans Tietze - Dated 1918 by Verlag von E. A. Seemann (Leipzig) - Title in the series "Beruhmte Kunststatten" (Band 67)
- Das altere Wien: Schatten und Bilder by Raoul Auernheimer - Dated 1920 by E. P. Tal & Co. Verlag (Vienna)
- Wiener vom alten Schlag by Vincenz Chiavacci - Dated 1895 by Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp. (Stuttgart)

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 9405

$45
Title: The Comedie Humaine
Author: H. de Balzac
Publisher: Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: 31 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on black spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of the French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (May 20, 1799 – August 18, 1850). This set contains a broad selection from his magnum opus, a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled "La Comédie humaine," which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.

Spine labels indicated this to be the "Library Edition." The work contains frontispiece illustrations and plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title pages are stamped. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 9406

$120
This lot includes the textile Mao brocade shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a large cotton brocade Jacquard woven textile banner with the bust portrait of Chairman Mao in black, gray tones and white, captioned in red letters "Comrade Mao Tse Tung" on lower margin, also with factory name and measurement 129 x 189cm. It measures approximately 78 1/4" x 50 3/4". It has folding creases, but is in fine condition. It was manufactured by "The East Is Red Silk Weaving Factory" (Hangzhou, 1969). 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: $10.50
Lot 9407

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

- Every-Day Life in India by Rev. A.D. Rowe - Dated 1881 by American Tract Society
- The Sacred Plains by J.H. Headley - Dated 1856 by Wanzer, McKim & Co. (Buffalo) - Volume shows wear, boards cracking.
- Europe: Its People and Princes - Its Pleasures and Palaces by Grace Greenwood - no date provided by Edgewood Publishing Co. - Illustrated.
- Our New Way Around the World by Charles Carleton Coffin - Dated 1869 by Fields, Osgood, & Co. (Boston)
- Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments, Volume I - Dated 1914 by uncredited publisher - Volume shows wear, boards split and detaching.
- Martin's World's Fair Album-Atlas and Family Souvenir by J.F. Martin - Dated 1892 by C. Ropp & Sons (Chicago) - Oblong volume.

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 9408

$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: $65.50
Lot 9409

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on United States history 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: $79.50
Lot 9410

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

- Ausführliches Lateinisch-Deutsches Handwörterbuch aus den Quellen zusammengetragen und mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf Synonymik und Antiquitäten unter Berücksichtigung der besten Hilfsmittel by Heinrich Georges - Dated 1918 by Hahnsche Buchhandlung (Hannover) - 2 volumes
- Marci Antonini Imperatoris in Semet Ipsum Libri XII by Henricus Schenkl - Dated 1913 by B. G. Teubner (Leipzig) - Greek text with Latin preface
- Aristophanes Werke - Dated circa 1909 by Langenscheidtsche Buchhandlung (Berlin) - 4 volumes (numbers 5 - 8 of Langenscheidtsche Bibliothek samtlicher griechischen und romischen Klassiker)
- Herodot Werke - Dated circa 1914 by Langenscheidtsche Buchhandlung (Berlin) - 2 volumes (numbers 32 - 33 of Langenscheidtsche Bibliothek samtlicher griechischen und romischen Klassiker)
- Lucian Werke - Dated circa 1907 by Langenscheidtsche Buchhandlung (Berlin) - 2 volumes (numbers 35 - 36 of Langenscheidtsche Bibliothek samtlicher griechischen und romischen Klassiker). Spine cove of one volume detaching
- Cornelius Nepos. Eutropius. Quintalianus - Dated circa 1907 by Langenscheidtsche Buchhandlung (Berlin) - (number 94 of Langenscheidtsche Bibliothek samtlicher griechischen und romischen Klassiker).

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 9411

$35
Title:Hurry Home, Candy
Author: Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1953 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 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 an original price of $4.95 and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9412

$80
Title: Life of Pi: A Novel
Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
Printing Year: 2001 Author-Signed First U. S. printing

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with bright gilt embossing to cloth, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this prize-winning fantasy adventure novel by Spanish-born Canadian author Yann Martel (b. June 25, 1963). It received the Booker Prize for Fiction in 2002. The novel tells the story of Pi (short for Piscine), an unusual boy brought up on a zoo in India. Pi's father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a Zebra with a broken leg and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Author's signature and date ("May 6th, 2003") appear on title page. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjacket in mylar cover. Previous owner has left strip of tape pasted to center of page 66 (see image). The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.25" and contains 319 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9413

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on military history 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 9414

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of science and technology 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: $67.50
Lot 9415

$20
This lot is part of a collection Marvel Super Teams comic books from the bronze, copper, and modern ages that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following issues:

- The New Warriors by Nicieza, Bagley, and Mahlstedt - Dated from 1990, including issues 6, 10 through 12, and 27
- The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby - Dated from 1978 to 1992, including issues 80, 83, 91, 96, 176, 196, 237, and 367
- The Avengers by Thomas and Buscema - Dated from 1981 to 1992, including issues 33, 148, 159, 161, 163, 165, 166, 185, 334, 335, 355
- The West Coast Avengers by Englehart and Milgrom - Dated from 1985 to 1990, including issues 3, 6, 26, 32, 52, 57, 58
- NFL Super Pro by Nicieza and Delbo - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 4, and 9
- Alpha Flight by Nicieza and Bair - Dated from 1984 to 1994, including issues 11, 19, 25, 47, 58, 87, 91 through 106, 108 through 120, 123 through 130
- Squadron Supreme by Gruenwald and Hall - Dated from 1985 to 1986 including issues 2 through 4, 9, 11, and 12
- Power Pack by Simonson and Brigman - Dated from 1984 to 1986, including issues 1, 11 through 23
- The New Mutants by Claremont and Buscema - Dated from 1983 to 1989 including issues 7, 10, 16, 35, 50, 56, 57, 61, 65, 67, and 81
- The Defenders by Kraft , Giffen, and Green - Dated from 1977 to 1979, including issues 48, 50, 60, 62, 63, 72

These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Some issues may show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
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