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Lot 9416

$175
Title: The Churchill War Papers Volume 1: At the Admiralty September 1939 - May 1940. Volume 2: Never Surrender. May 1940 - December 1940. Volume 3: The Ever-Widening War 1941
Editor: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Printing Years: 1993 - 2000 First Printings
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in burgundy cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce set of companion volumes to the official biography. Sir Martin John Gilbert CBE D.Litt. (born October 25, 1936) is a British historian and the author of over 80 books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history. He has been a pioneer of historical atlases, and is known as the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill.

The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact dustjackets are in mylar covers. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 9417

$425
Title: Where The Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Printing Year: 1967, Author-Signed Second Impression

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.

The author has signed the book on the half title page and has included an original drawing of one of the "Wild Things" above his signature. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The original dust jacket has a small tear at the rear spine area, and exhibits few minor additional scuffs at the extremities; the front flap indicates an original price of 18s. The book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 38 unnumbered pages. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9418

$15
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on World War II 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: $46.50
Lot 9419

$15
This shelf lot includes the set of Time-Life books, The Civil War and Echoes of Glory, 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: $44.50
Lot 9420

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of children's literature titles inscribed to author Crosby Bonsall. 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," and "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. All of the following titles are illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, and all but last title are inscribed by him to Crosby Bonsall:

- The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale by Arthur Ransome - Dated 1968 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - dustjacket
- Soldier and Tsar in the Forest: A Russian Tale by Richard Lourie - Dated 1972 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Rain Rain Rivers by Uri Shulevitz - Dated 1969 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - dustjacket
- The Moon in My Room by Uri Shulevitz - Dated 1963 by Harper & Row, Publishers - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Runaway Johan and Other Tales by Jan Wahl - Dated 1968 by Macmillan Company - First Printing in dustjacket
- Hanukah Money by Scholem Aleichem - Dated 1978 by Greenwillow Books - First Printing 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: $7.50
Lot 9421

$35
Title:Shadrach
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 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 an original price of $3.79 and has been clipped at the upper corner. The dust jacket exhibits two gold stickers: one for the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Mr. DeJong, the second a Harper Crest designation. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9422

$15
This lot includes the group of books illustrated by Maurice Sendak shown in the corresponding image(s). It should be noted that these titles are part of a large collection of Sendak titles that are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University. This group contains the following softcover titles: "In the Night Kitchen," " Where the Wild Things Are," "Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids," "Seven Little Monsters," "A Kiss for a Bear" by Else Holmelund Minarik, and "The Golden Key" by George Macdonald. 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: $4.50
Lot 9423

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique estate books:

- Home Games for the People: A Collection of Family Amusements for the Fireside, Parlour, or Picnic Parties - Dated 1855 by Philip J. Cozans
- Remember the Alamo by Amelia E. Barr - Dated 1888 by Dodd, Mead and Company
- Our Christmas Party by Uncle John - Dated 1879 by The American News Company
- The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell - Dated 1837 by J. Crissy (Philadelphia)
- Self-Raised; or, From the Depths by Mrs. Emma D.E.N. Southworth - Dated 1876 by T.B. Peterson & Brothers
- Home: A Book for the Family Circle by Rev. W.K. Tweedie - Dated 1869 by W.J. Holland (Springfield)
- In Shadow-Town by Leigh Gross Day - Dated 1907 by The Saalfield Publishing Company - Oversize 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: $10.50
Lot 9424

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books on theology 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 9425

$20
This lot is part of a collection of Micronauts comic books from the bronze and copper 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 Micronauts by Mantlo and Goldent - Dated from 1978 to 1984, including issues 1 through 3, 5, 7, 9, 15 through 23, 25 through 28, 30 through 35, 37, 39 through 59, including the 1979 annual
- The Micronauts - The New Voyages by Gillis and Jones - Dated from 1984 to 1986, including issues 1 through 20

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: $12.50
Lot 9426

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

- Le Livre: Son architecture, sa technique by Marius Audin - Dated 1924 by Les Editions G. Cres et Cie. (Paris) - Original wrappers
- Das alte Buch by Karl Schottenloher - Dated 1921 by Richard Carl Schmidt & Co. (Berlin) - "Bibliothek fur Kunst- und Antiquitatensammler Band 14"
- Das Schriftwesen im Mittelalter by W. Wattenbach - Dated 1871 by Verlag von S. Hirzel (Leipzig)
- Die Wiener Faust-Dichtungen von Stranitzky bis zu Goethes Tod by Brukner & Hadamowksy - Dated 1932 by Wiener Bibliophilengesellschaft - uncut pages
- Linolschnitt-Linoldruck: Was man uber das Schneiden und Drucken wissen muss by Franz Ermer - No date provided by Willi Siegle Verlag (Stuttgart) - "Reihe: Wachsen und Reifen"

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9427

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of modern first editions by African American authors:

- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - Dated 1969 by Random House - Stated first printing in mylar-covered dustjacket.
- Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker - Dated 1992 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich - Signed, in mylar-covered dustjacket.
- The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker - Dated 1989 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich - Mylar-covered 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: $7.50
Lot 9428

$55
Title: My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Coretta Scott King
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Printing Year: 1969 Author-Signed Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with gilt lettering on black spine label, this antique volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this book containing the story of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement and also his private personal life with his wife Coretta Scott King and their family. Mrs. King's inscription on the front flyleaf reads "Best wishes / Coretta Scott King." The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows mild external age/wear, with light markings to bottom third of spine cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Intact dust jacket bearing photos of Mrs. King and the family on covers is in a mylar cover. Dust jacket shows creases along edges. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 372 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9429

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on English 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: $67.50
Lot 9430

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

- Kupferstich und Holzschnitt in vier Jahrhunderten by Paul Kristeller - Dated 1921 by Verlag von Bruno Cassirer (Berlin) - Profusely illustrated
- Histoire du travail a Florence by Georges Renard - Dated 1914 by Editions d'art et de litterature (Paris) - Volume II, in original wrappers
- Ephrata as Seen by Contemporaries by Reichmann & Doll - Dated 1953 by Pennsylvania German Folklore Society - Volume 17. Two copies
- Frankreichs Kultur und Sprache: Geschichte der franzosischen Schriftsprache von den Anfangen bis zur Gegenwart by Karl Vossler - Dated 1929 by Carl Winters Universitatsbuchhandlung (Heidelberg) - "Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage"

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 9431

$80
Title:Let's Be Enemies
Author: Janice May Udry, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1961 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 $2.95 and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 6 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9432

$175
Title: A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New Directions
Printing Year: 1947 First Printing in Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in lavender boards with black and white design on front cover, title in black and author's name in white on spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this landmark work by American playwright Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 February 25, 1983). He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this play in 1948.

Boards and dustjacket display same artwork by the noted designer Alvin Lustig. The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild discoloration visible along top edges. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Mylar-covered dustjacket has chipping and (small) tears along top edge. Chipping is also present along edges of faded dustjacket spine; a large diagonal tear to the center of the front cover from top right hand corner is taped on verso. Loss of material can be seen along top edge of front cover from that corner. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 171 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9433

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on sports 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 9434

$15
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 9435

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of 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: $62.50
Lot 9436

$475
Title: It's Up to the Women
Author: Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Printing Year: 1933 Author-Signed Limited First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 November 7, 1962), the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women. In this book, Mrs. Roosevelt articulates her ideas on income problems, children, jobs, recreation, social work, women in public life, and more.

This is copy number 95 of 250. Author's signature appears on preliminary page under limitation statement. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact slipcase is well preserved. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 263 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9437

$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 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 9438

$20
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on nature and animals 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 9439

$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: $62.50
Lot 9440

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of early editions of German-language titles by Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse:

- Der Steppenwolf - Dated 1927 by S. Fischer Verlag (Berlin) - First Edition. Water markings to top and bottom edges of front board. Interior is unmarked.
- Diesseits: Erzahlungen - Dated 1907 by S. Fischer
- Rosshaldes - Dated 1914 by S. Fischer
- Aus Indien - Dated 1913 by S. Fischer
- Umwege: Erzahlungen - Dated 1912 by S. Fischer
- Marchen - Dated 1920 by S. Fischer

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 9441

$100
Title:Seven Tales
Author: Eva Le Gallienne, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1959 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 $3.95. The dust jacket some tearing at the bottom extremities. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9442

$20
Title: Mark Twain's Views of Religion
Author: Caroline Thomas Harnsberger
Publisher: Schori Press (Evanston, Illinois)
Printing Year: 1961 Stated First Limited Edition Signed by Author & Publisher

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with pictorial design showing comet traveling through space, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of this work on American writer and humorist Mark Twain. This is copy 214 of 400. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. This book is signed by author Harnsberger on front flyleaf and by publisher Ward K. Schori on the publisher's page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 52 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9443

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage Halloween-related items shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured is a 1950s era Collegeville Costume of a "Fortune Teller Gypsy" with a translucent mask. The original box is intact, with minor age/wear indications. The size stated is "Large (12-14)". In addition, there are several other early masks and Halloween costume items included. 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 9444

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Italian-language titles by Luigi Pirandello:

- Novelle per un anno - Dated 1922 - 1925 by R. Bempford & F. - Editori (Florence) - Volumes 1 - 8 in original wrappers. Second edition
- Maschere Nude: Teatro - Dated 1925 by R. Bempford & Figlio, Editori - Volumes 1 - 2, 4 -12 in original wrappers. Second edition
- Quaderni di Serafino Gubbio Operatore - Dated 1925 by R. Bempford & F. - Original wrappers
- Il fu Mattia Pascal - Dated 1921 by R. Bempford & F. - Original wrappers

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 9445

$20
This lot is part of a collection of Impact 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:

- The Web by Strazewiski and Artis - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 12 and the 1992 annual
- The Jaguar by Messner-Loebs and Williams - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 13 and the 1992 annual
- The Fly by Strazewiski and Parobeck - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 13 and the 1992 annual
- The Crusaders by Waid, Augustyn, and Morales - Dated from 1992, including issues 1, 2, and 4
- Legend of the Shield by Waid and Miehm - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 16 and the 1992 annual
- The Comet by Waid and Lyle - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 10, 12 through 17, and the 1992 annual

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: $12.50
Lot 9446

$1450
This lot includes the original pencil drawing "Chicken Soup with Rice" (5631) 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 also with his penciled signature signed lower right with the month "July" and number "5" circled to indicate it is for the seventh sequence, fifth correction for the episode "Chicken Soup with Rice." Above the central picture the artist has penciled the same four character heads titled together (1 7/8" wide), captioned in blue ink "Note: heads might be titled - close together a la Rockettes" (from Radio City Music Hall fame).

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 #5631 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 9447

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of children's African literature titles inscribed to author Crosby Bonsall. 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.

- African Music in Ghana by J.H. Kwebena Nketia - Dated 1963 by Northwestern University Press
- It is the Poem Singing Into Your Eyes: Anthology of New Young Poets edited by Arnold Adoff - Dated 1972 by Harper & Row - Stated first paperback printing.
- Mandala by Arnold Adoff - Dated 1971 by Harper & Row - 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: $4.50
Lot 9448

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

- Civilization and Capitalism, 15th - 18th Century by Fernand Braudel - Dated 1981 - 1984 by Harper & Row, Publishers - Three volumes, in dustjackets
- New World Encounters by Stephen Greenblatt - Dated 1993 by University of California Press - First Printing 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: $12.50
Lot 9449

$45
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: $62.50
Lot 9450

$120
Title: Leben und Taten des scharfsinnigen edlen Don Quixote von La Mancha
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: Kunstverlag Anton Schroll & Co. (Vienna)
Printing Year: 1923
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with embossed design showing an image of Don Quixote, this antique set is a scarce German-language edition of this classic work by Cervantes in the translation of Johann Ludwig Tieck. The work is illustrated with 81 woodcuts by Hans A. Muller. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial color dustjackets are intact. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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