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Lot 9039

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on animals and nature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 9040

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of juvenile series books featuring The Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames, Tom Swift and Ruth Fielding, all but one with original dust jackets 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: $13.50
Lot 9041

$90
Title: The Sign on Rosie's Door
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1960, Author-Signed Early Edition

Condition/Details: Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the half-title page (the signature dates from 1974); it is also inscribed "To the Eddy Collection." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The binding is a vibrant blue-green; the front flap of the dust jacket is clipped at the lower corner; the cover exhibits a gold Harper Crest label. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9042

$30
Title: Joseph und seine Bruder
Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag (Berlin)
Printing Years: 1933 - 1943
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of original editions of this 4-volume set in the original German of Mann's massive Joseph tetralogy. "Joseph and His Brothers" is a four-part novel by Thomas Mann, written over the course of 16 years. Mann retells the familiar stories of Genesis, from Jacob to Joseph (chapters 27–50), setting it in the historical context of the Amarna Period. Mann considered it his greatest work. The tetralogy consists of:

"Die Geschichten Jaakobs" [written December 1926 to October 1930, Genesis 27–36]; "Der junge Joseph" [written January 1931 to June 1932, Genesis 37]; "Joseph in Ägypten" [written July 1932 to 23 August 1936, Genesis 38–40]; "Joseph der Ernährer" [written 10 August 1940 to 4. January 1943, Genesis 41–50].

The publishing history began conventionally enough with S.V. Fischer in Berlin in 1933 ("Die Geschichten Jaakobs"). This was followed in 1934 by "Der Junge Joseph," also issued in Berlin. By 1936 however, Fischer had been forced by the Nazis to flee to Vienna and it was there that "Joseph in Aegyten" (appropriately enough a novel about exile) was published. The final volume did not come out until 1943, this time in Stockholm and under the Bermann-Fischer imprint. The 10 year time-lag and the turbulent times, as well as the various places of publication mean that complete sets of this major work are hard to find. The first three volumes are in the cream to buff linen bindings used on Mann's books from 1922 (black spine title labels, gilt lettering and decoration). The fourth volume is in the Stockholm edition cloth binding (brown buckram lettered in gilt).

The volumes show mild external age/wear, with browning to edges of first three volumes. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The first three volumes measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2", final volume measures 5 1/2" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9043

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage children's titles with intact pictorial dustjackets:

- Mollie Wren's Promise by Margaret Love Sanderson - Dated 1936 by The Reilly & Lee Co. (Chicago) - dustjacket shows wear.
- Hoosier Boy by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1942 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis)
- A.P. Giannini: Boy of San Francisco by Marie Hammontree - Dated 1956 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Franklin Roosevelt: Boy of the Four Freedoms by Ann Weil - Dated 1947 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- John Quincy Adams: Boy Patriot by Ann Weil - Dated 1945 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Tom Sawyer Abroad and Other Stories by Mark Twain - Dated 1924 by Grosset & Dunlap

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 9045

$175
Title:The Art of Maurice Sendak
Author: Selma G. Lanes
Publisher: Abrams
Printing Year: 1980, Author and Illustrator Signed First Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author and Mr. Sendak have 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 binding is a pictorial cloth featuring "The Wild Things." The interior of the book features double-page spread and full page color illustrations as well as some fold-outs and a pop-up of Little Red Riding Hood. The original clear acetate dust jacket shows virtually no wear. The book measures approximately 11 3/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9046

$70
Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1885 / 1886 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine labels, this antique set is a scarce original edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877, and general-in-chief of the Union Army during the American Civil War, who led the North to victory against the Confederate States in the Civil War. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, plates and maps. The volumes show external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Lightly age-toned pages have marbled edges. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9047

$150
This group of rare Maurice Sendak promotional posters is part of a large consignment we are selling during this auction. The posters in this collection have been carefully stored and are in excellent condition. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this group of Sendak posters were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

This group of posters include the following pieces:

11th Annual West Side Antiquatrian Book Fair measures 14" by 21" – Red, one-color commercial litho with "Wild Things" character


10th Annual West Side Antiquatrian Book Fair measures 12" by 18" – Blue, one-color commercial litho with "Wild Things" character


9th Annual West Side Antiquatrian Book Fair measures 14" by 18" – Dark red, one-color commercial litho with "Wild Things" character


Really Rosie at the Chelsea Theater Center measures 14" by 22" – 1977, full-color printing


Houston Grand Opera "The Magic Flute" measures 20" by 26" – Full-color reproduction


Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration measures 19" by 25 1/2" – Full-color, features creature from "Where the Wild Things Are" and a hot-air balloon


Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9048

$25
Title: Sex in Marriage
Author: Ernest R. & Gladys Hoagland Groves
Publisher: Macaulay
Printing Year: 1932

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with the original art deco jacket, this antique volume is a scarce early printing of this landmark marital guide. There is an in-print artist signature in the lower right corner of the stylized jacket front panel, the first four letters of the name are "Maur." The volume shows light external age/wear, the jacket shows some edgewear, the binding is solid, and the pages are bright and clean with no inscriptions or marginalia. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 250 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9049

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on aviation 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: $86.50
Lot 9050

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Christmas Story by Elizabeth Yates - Dated 1956 by E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. - Author-signed edition in dustjacket. Illustrated with Wood Engravings by Nora S. Unwin
- God's Man: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward - Dated 1930 by Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith
- Crossings: A Fairy Play by Walter de la Mare - Dated 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf - With music by C. Armstrong Gibbs & illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop
- Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelley - Dated 1932 by Illustrated Editions, Co. - Illustrations by Nino Carbe
- Christmas House: The Story of a Visit from St. Nicholas by Thyra Turner - Dated 1943 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch by Ann Hark - Dated 1943 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - With lithographs by C. H. De Witt
- Colleen Moore's Doll House: The Story of the Most Exquisite Toy in the World - Dated 1935 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. - Original wrappers
- The United States: A Graphic History by Louis M. Hacker - Dated 1937 by Modern Age Books, Inc. - Original stiff wrappers in dustjacket. Pictorial statistics by Rudolf Modley. "The Modern World Series No. 1"
- The Equal Chance: Books Help To Make It - Dated 1943 by American Library Association (Chicago) - Original wrappers
- Modern Painting in England by Mary Chamot - Dated 1937 by Country Life Ltd. (London) - 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 9051

$200
Title:Very Far Away
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1957, Author-Signed Early Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the front flyleaf, and includes a drawing of a cat; it is also inscribed "To the Eddy Collection." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket is clipped at the lower corner and states the original price as being $3.95. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9052

$175
This lot includes the antique wooden box containing Chinese-language text hand printed on bamboo strips shown in the corresponding image(s). This work is undated. Its title is "The Classic of the Virtue of the Tao" (also titled as "Laozi"). "Spring and Autumn" (this historical period can be dated between the 7th and 5th centuries B.C.). Text on bamboo strips folds out accordion-style (entire text measures 91" x 12" when completely displayed). Front and rear of top board bear writing and an illustration depicting an elderly man sitting on carpet before extended scroll (replicating writing and image on top of box). Box measures 7" x 13" x 2 3/4". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9053

$900
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Arnold Lobel
Medium: Pencil on paper
Year: 1976
Dimensions: Round frame measures 12" by 12" and includes green beveled mat and UV blocking glass. The drawing itself measures approximately 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Details/Condition: This original piece features two pencil studies for drawings produced for pages 44 and 45 of Frog and Toad All Year, published in 1976 by renowned artist and author Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933–December 4, 1987). Lobel was a popular American author of children's books. Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children's Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association. Lobel won the 1981 Caldecott Medal for his book Fables.

Lobel also illustrated the works of other authors. A notable example is Sam the Minuteman, Nathaniel Benchley which was first published in 1969. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9054

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books of social comentary 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: $58.50
Lot 9055

$30
This lot is part of a collection of Image and Comico 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:

- Elementals by Willingham and Leeke - Dated from 1989 to 1992, including issues 1 through 19, 21 through 23, and the First Sizzling Sex Special!

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 9056

$60
Title: Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero
Author: William Hillcourt
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1964 Author-Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this biography of Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (February 22, 1857 – January 8, 1941), a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Pearson, for youth readership. During writing, he tested his ideas through a camping trip on Brownsea Island with the local Boys' Brigade and sons of his friends that began on August 1, 1907, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting. After his marriage to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden-Powell, his sister Agnes Baden-Powell and notably his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting Movement and the Girl Guides Movement. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941.

The author's signature appears on title page. The work is illustrated with in-text drawings and photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 457 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9057

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of children's literature titles inscribed to author Crosby Bonsall, in original 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. This lot includes the following volumes:

- A Boy, a Dog and a Frog by Mercer Mayer - Dated 1967 by The Dial Press - Stated first printing.
- Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan - Dated 1985 by Harper & Row - Stated first edition.
- Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink - Dated 1935 by The Macmillan Company - Illustrated by Kate Seredy.
- Grandpa by Barbara Borack - Dated 1967 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by Ben Shecter.
- Gooney by Barbara Borack - Dated 1968 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by Emily McCully.
- Nicholas Cricket by Joyce Maxner - Dated 1989 by Harper & Row - Stated first edition. Volume also includes a poster for the book, that is also signed and dedicated. 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 9059

$40
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 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: $46.50
Lot 9060

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Wien: Kultur / Kunst / Geschichte by Hans Tietze - Dated 1931 by Verlag Dr. Hans Epstein (Vienna)
- Kleine Wiener Memoiren und Wiener Dosenstucke by Anton Schossar - Dated 1918 by George Muller (Munich)
- Altwienerisches: Bilder und Gestalten by Blumml & Gugitz - Dated 1920 by Verlag Ed. Strache (Vienna)
- Alt-Wiener Guckkasten: Schilderungen eines Zeitgenossen (Franz Graffer), 1785 - 1852 by Paul Wertheimer - Dated 1912 by Verlag Paul Knepler (Vienna)
- Vienna Gloriosa by Josef Scherdfeger - Dated 1923 by Wiener Drucke
- Geist und Geister aus dem alten Wien by Hermine Cloeter - Dated 1922 by Kunstverlag Anton Schroll & Co. (Vienna)
- Aus dem Wien des Kaiser Joseph by Franz Graffer - No date provided by Verlag Paul Knepler
- Almanach fur den Ball der Stadt Wien, 7. Februar 1935 - Dated 1935 by Gerlach & Wiedling

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 9061

$120
Title: Caldecott & Co. Notes on Books & Pictures
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Michael di Capua Books
Printing Year: 1988, Author Signed Limited First Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed and numbered the volume on the front flyleaf; this is copy number 31 of 250. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book is bound in black cloth with bright gilt stamping. The slipcase is tan paper with multiple black and white Sendak drawings. The volume measure approximately 5 3/4" x 9 1/4". 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 9062

$225
This lot includes the autographed Sendak lithograph shown in the corresponding image(s). Drawn by the artist directly on stone in 1993 and intended to accompany a deluxe version of "We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy" (New York: HarperCollins), this project was put aside and the fate of this image uncertain until publication was transferred to Battledore Ltd in 1999. With Mr. Sendak’s permission, Battledore arranged with Timothy P. Sheesley of Corridor Press to produce 200 copies of this limited edition print on Rives Arches paper, each authenticated with their chop mark stamped on the lower left margin; numbered and SIGNED by the artist (an additional 38 copies total were done as trial proofs, artist proofs, hors commerce, and bon à tirer).

This limited edition print based on an original lithograph measures 14 x 19-1/2 inches and is printed in two colors. It is accompanied by a printed certificate of tirage limitation. 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 9063

$120
This shelf lot includes the group of novels by James Hadley Chase shown in the corresponding image. All titles are complete with dustjacket, some 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: $8.50
Lot 9064

$90
Title: Professor Peckham's Adventures in a Drop of Water
Author: George Malcolm-Smith
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
Printing Year: 1931 First Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed silver lettering and pictorial design, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work of children's literature by George Malcolm-Smith. The book contains many in-text and full-page color illustrations by Keith Ward. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Light marginal staining appears on pages 28 and 34. Light spotting can be seen on pages 100-101. Previous owners' names appear on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 144 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9065

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on the Boer War in dustjackets:

- The Concentration Camps, 1900-1902: Facts, Figures, and Fables by A.C. Martin - Acknowledgements dated 1957 by Howard Timmins (Cape Town) - Mylar covered dustjacket.
- They Fell Like Stones: Battles and Casualties of the Zulu War, 1879 by John Young - Dated 1991 by Greenhill Books (London); Presidio Press (Novato, CA)
- A Canadian Mounted Rifleman at War, 1899-1902: The Reminiscences of A.E. Hilder edited by A.G. Morris - Dated 2000 by Van Reibeeck Society (Cape Town)
- The Boer War by Denis Judd & Keith Surridge - Dated 2003 by Palgrave Macmillan - Stated first Palgrave Macmillan edition.
- The Hall Handbook of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 by Major Darrell Hall - Dated 1999 by University of Natal Press (Scottsville)
- The Zulu War: A Pictorial History by Michael Barthorp - Dated 1985 by Blandford Press (Poole)
- Uniforms and Weapons of the Zulu War by Christopher Wilkinson-Latham - no date provided by Hippocrene Books
- The Boer War: South Africa, 1899-1902 by Martin Marix Evans - Dated 1999 by Osprey Publishing (Oxford) - First edition.
- South African War Books: An Illustrated Bibliography of English Language Publications Relating to the Boer War of 1899-1902 compiled by R.G. Hackett - Dated 1994 by private printer

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9066

$45
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present are a first edition of "Pleasant Fieldmouse" with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, "Dahl's History of the Book" (Scarecrow Press, 1995), Barton Currie's "Fishers of Books" (Little, Brown, 1931), an author-signed edition of "In a Bengal Jungle" by John Symington (in dust jacket), as well as books on / in Esperanto, etc. 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: $10.50
Lot 9067

$110
Title:No Fighting, No Biting!
Author:Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1958, Author-Signed Early Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the front flyleaf; it is also inscribed "To the Eddy Collection." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket is clipped at the lower corner and states the original price as being $2.75. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9069

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on New York State 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: $39.50
Lot 9070

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

- Weltreise nach Dachau: Ein Tatsachenbericht nach den Erlebnissen des Weltreisenden und ehemaligen politischen Haftlings Max Wittmann by Erich Kunter - Dated 1946 by Kulturaufbau-Verlag (Stuttgart) - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- Heritage of Fire: The Story of Richard Wagner's Granddaughter by Friedeland Wagner & Page Cooper - Dated 1945 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - torn dustjacket
- Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts: Eine Wertung der seelisch-geistigen Gestaltenkampfe unserer Zeit by Alfred Rosenberg - Dated 1935 by Hoheneichen Verlag (Munich)
- Hauptprobleme der Philosophie by Georg Simmel - Dated 1910 by G. J. Goschen' sche Verlagshandlung (Leipzig) - Small volume bound in full leather with gilt lettering
- Austria and After by Franz Borkenau - Dated 1938 by Faber & Faber (London) - First Edition
- Voltaire: Ein Bild seiner Personlichkeit by Josef Popper-Lynkeus - Dated 1920 by Carl Reissner (Dresden)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9071

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the Luftwaffe in well preserved dustjackets:

- JG7: The World's First Jet Fighter Unit, 1944/1945 by Manfred Boehme - Dated 1992 by Schiffer Publishing (Atglen, PA)
- A Luftwaffe Bomber Pilot Remembers: World War II From the Cockpit by Klaus Haberlen - Dated 2001 by Schiffer Publishing
- Air Organizations of the Third Reich: The Luftwaffe by Roger James Bender - Dated 1993 by Schiffer Publishing
- Luftwaffe Rudder Markings, 1936-1945 by Karl Ries & Ernst Obermaier - Dated 1991 by Schiffer Publishing
- Messerschmitt Me 262: Development, Testing, Production by Willy Radinger & Walther Schick - Dated 1993 by Schiffer Publishing - Stated first English Edition.
- Jagdgeschwader 53: A History of the "Pik As" Geschwader. Volume 3: January 1944-May 1945 by Jochen Prien - Dated 1998 by Schiffer Publishing - 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: $16.50
Lot 9072

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on hobbies and games 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: $86.50
Lot 9073

$90
Title:Fly By Night
Author: Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1976, Illustrator-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details:Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released.

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

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

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

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the title page. The volume (Hanrahan A95) shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket states the original price as being $5.95. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. Dust jacket is preserved in Mylar cover. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9074

$25
This lot includes the group of Chinese Pro-Vietcong Mao Comic Sheets shown in the corresponding image(s). This Chinese-language work is entitled "Six Sisters in the Battlefield" (Beijing: People's Art Publishing Co., 1965) and contains a pictorial adventure tale narrated in 29 panels issued as 5 broadside sheets. It tells how these six sisters helped Northern Vietnamese soldiers defeat American imperialist invaders. It is identified as #2 in the publisher's series, but is complete in itself; it does not relate to any of the other titles that come before or after it. And it is among the earliest examples recorded of anti-American propaganda aimed at Chinese children. This is a first printing with the publisher's original paper wrap-around title-band. These picture-sheets are part of a folk tradition and are one of several tales of heroic deeds composed by Northern Vietnamese children or young adults in support of their struggle against U.S. intervention. Its publication in China was intended to influence Chinese youth. It measures 14 9/16" x 10 1/4".

The sheets are well preserved. The fourth sheet in series shows creasing at top right-hand corner due to folding of corner. The paper is generally white and appears to be in better condition than what is often seen (brittle and chipped). The printed paper strip that serves as an envelope / folder is complete and intact. 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 9075

$30
This lot is part of a collection of DC 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:

- Deathstroke the Terminator by Wolfman Erwin and Blyberg - Dated from 1991 to 1993, including issues 1 through 24, 26 through 29, and the 1992 annual
- Hawkworld by Ostrander and Truman - Dated from 1990 to 1992, including issues 1 through 21 and the 1990 annual
- Hardwire by McDuffie - Dated from 1993, including issues 1 through 3
- Black Canary by Byam, Von Eeden, and Giordano - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 4
- War of the Gods by Perez and Martin - Dated from 1991, including issues 1 through 4
- Angel and the Ape by Foglio and Wilson - Dated from 1991, including issues 1 through 4
- The Wanderers by Moench, Hoover, and Camanella - Dated from 1988 to 1989, including issues 1 through 13
- The Huntress by Cavalieri, Staton, and Patterson - Dated from 1989 to 1990, including issues 1 through 19
- The Brave and the Bold by Grell, Baron, and Pensa - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 1 through 6
- The Teen Titans by Rozakis, Delbo, and Colletta - Dated from 1977 to 1992, includes 6 issues and the 1983 and 1984 annuals
- Armageddon 2001 by Goodwin, Jurgens, and Giordano - Dated from 1991, including issues 1 and 2
- Shade the Changing Man by Milligan, Bachalo, and Pennington - Dated from 1977 and 1990, including volume 1, issue 1, and issues 1 through 4 of the 1990 series
- Super Powers by Kirby and Cavalieri - Dated from 1984 to 1986, including issues 1 through 5
- Millennium by Englehart, Staton, and Gibson - Dated from 1987, including issues 1 through 5
- Catwoman by Moench and Hannigan - Dated from 1993, including issues 1 through 4

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
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