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Lot 9076

$35
Title: Ioannis Calvini Institutio Christianae Religionis cum Brevi Annotatione Atque Indicibu Locupletissimis ad Editiones Amstelodamenses Accuratissime Exscribi Curavit A. Tholuck
Author: Johannes Calvin
Publisher: Wilhelm Thome (Berlin)
Printing Year: 1846 (Two volumes bound as one)

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, raised bands and bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this seminal work by French theologian John Calvin (July 10, 1509 May 27, 1564), principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. This work on Protestant systematic theology was highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today. It was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).

The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some previous knowledge of theology and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty. It vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The over-arching theme of the book and Calvin's greatest theological legacy is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. The Institutes is a highly-regarded secondary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, usually called Calvinism.

The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along front gutter and minor chipping at ends of spine. Front hinge is also cracked. Text block is intact, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 468 / 567 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9077

$550
Title:The Bee-man of Orn
Author:Frank R. Stockton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Printing Year: 1964, 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; it also includes a drawing of the "Bee-Man." 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 $3.50. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9078

$700
Title: Winston S. Churchill
Author: Randolph S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin & Heinemann
Printing Year: 1966 through 1983
Number of Volumes: Complete 16 volume set, stated first editions

Notes: Featured with their original dustjackets, this scholarly set is a fine grouping of first edition volumes from the American and British publishing houses of Houghton and Heinemann. Sixteen volumes are included, comprising the six-volume main body of the work, accompanied by the four companion volumes, produced in ten books. The volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages, some of the volumes have internal flaws such as stamps and marginalia. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 9079

$100
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on woodworking 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 9080

$20
This lot includes the Phoenix Uniform Club poster shown in the corresponding image(s). The Phoenix Uniform Club of San Francisco was established as a fraternal, nonprofit organization "in order to foster an interest in the trading and collecting of uniforms and uniform accessories and to promote creative social activity among its members while supporting charitable organizations" (webpage of organization). This is the poster for the 16th Anniversary and Annual Uniform & Leather Ball featuring Gail Wilson and City Swing.

Top half of poster is an illustration of a uniformed policeman's face wearing sunglasses, both lenses reflecting the image of handcuffs on wrists of a leatherman.

"Graphics / Randy West. Design and production / Jahmes Loughran." This remarkably well-preserved poster measures approximately 11" x 17". 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 9081

$425
This rare Maurice Sendak promotional poster is part of a large consignment we are selling during this auction. 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 poster was 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 lot includes:

Everyone Deserves A Night At The Opera measures 47" by 68" Full-color commercial litho; dark blue background and yellow typography offsets the full color illustration in the center. Poster has been drymounted on foamcore and exhibits some wear at the edges outside the image area. A small area of tape is visible at the extreme left side of the board. Shipping is not available for this lot, it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, NY.


Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9082

$70
Title: The Heroycall Epistles of the Learned Fort Publius Ovidius Naso - Translated into English Verse by George Turberville with Ten Full-Page Illustrations by Hester Sainsbury
Editor: Frederick Boas
Publisher: Cresset Press Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1928 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown two-toned cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce translation of a work of the Roman poet Ovid (20 March 43 BCE 17 or 18 CE). This is copy number 99 of 375. The work is illustrated with 10 collotype plates by Hester Sainsbury. The volume shows light external age/wear,with a tear at the head of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, special mould-made pages with gilt top edge. The book measures approximately 8" x 11 3/4" and contains 349 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9083

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage Wizard of Oz titles by L. Frank Baum:

- Glinda of Oz - Dated 1920 by The Reilly & Lee Co. (Chicago) - Illustrated by John R. Neill, in dustjacket.
- The Magical Mimics in Oz - Dated 1946 by The Reilly & Lee Co. - Illustrated by Frank Kramer.
- The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo, and His People - Dated 1903 by M.A. Donohue & Company (Chicago) - Illustrated by Frank Verbeck. Volume shows wear, boards cracking.
- The Wizard of Oz - Dated 1956 by The Reilly & Lee Co. - Illustrated by Dale Ulrey.
- The Wizard of Oz Waddle Book - Dated 1934 by Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. - Illustrated by W.W. Denslow.

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 9084

$55
Title: Euphormionis Lusinini sive Ioannis Barclaii satyricon. Partes quinque cum clave., Accessit Conspiratio Anglicana.
Author: John Barclay
Publisher: Elzevier (Leyden)
Printing Year: 1637 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce satire on the Jesuits in the form of a picaresque novel by John Barclay (January 28, 1582 August 15, 1621), a Scottish satirist and neo-Latin poet. As the title page indicates, the final section of text from p.571 gives an important early account of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Barclay is best known for his later work Argenis, published in 1631.

The work is illustrated with engraved title page. This book has an engraved coat of arms of Baronet Sir John Anstruthen pasted on reverse of title page. The volume lacks front cover; rear cover is detached. Preliminary page is detached. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 3/4" and contains 717 pages. 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 9085

$90
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Wayne Anderson
Medium: Graphite and color pencils
Year: 1999
Dimensions: Unframed measures approximately 7" by 10"

Details/Condition: This original piece features three fanciful portraits of Leprechauns Redcap, Wight and Spriggan. The pictures were drawn for the book "Leprechaun Companion" by Niall Macnamara. The artist is Wayne Anderson, an award-winning British illustrator who is known primarily for works of fantasy and for children's books. The work is matted and protected by a mylar overlay and is in excellent condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9086

$500
This shelf lot includes the group of first edition / first printings by African-American authors shown in the corresponding image(s). The majority of these titles are works by American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist James Baldwin (1924 - 1987), including "Blues for Mister Charlie" and a review copy of "The Amen Corner." Also present are two titles by Maya Angelou. The sole non-American title is a first printing of "Mandela's Earth and other Poems" by Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. These well-preserved books are all in their original dust jackets (protected in transparent plastic covers). 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: $15.50
Lot 9087

$200
Title:The Bat-Poet
Author: Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Macmillan
Printing Year: 1964, 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 front flyleaf; it also includes a drawing of a bat as well as the inscription "To the Eddy Collection." The volume (Hanrahan A60) 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 $2.75. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9088

$3000
This lot includes the group off four original pencil studies by Maurice Sendak shown in the corresponding image(s). These drawings are done on his typical frosted acetate drawing paper, the full sheet measuring 8 1/2" x 10 7/8", representing a numbered sequence showing (9) a nest of baby eaglets with their mouths open, waiting for a parent to drop some food in their direction; (11) the falling barefoot boy is caught in the air by the paw of a Wild Thing; (16) Moishe Wild Thing is teaching the boy how to fly through the clouds; (36) but after all that fun, the boy falls asleep in the open paw of a Parrot Wild Thing. The artist has signed his name in full "Maurice Sendak" in the lower margin below the final drawing. This is an excellent storyboard that includes original drawings by Mr. Sendak of two different Wild Thing characters.

Federal deregulation of the telecommunications market in 1996, along with emerging technologies, resulted in a series of seven short television commercials for Bell Atlantic -- here promoting their new Internet services -- designed by Mr. Sendak and using for the first time his "Wild Thing" characters for advertising purposes. It was called "Wild Things Are Happening," and each episode had a particular name and focus. This program ran from early 1997 to the end of 1998 and won the highly coveted Effie Award given for excellence and marketing effectiveness in advertising as well as a Clio Award for Mr. Sendak. The animated cartoons were manufactured by a well-known London-based studio following Mr. Sendak's storyboard drawings that were faxed across the Atlantic and discussed over the telephone. As such, it is a charming pictorial manuscript registered as #2272 in the artist's digital image database register to forever authenticate it. 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 9089

$25
This shelf lot includes the large group of cookbooks and books on food 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: $36.50
Lot 9090

$35
Title: The Lost Squadron
Author: Dick Grace
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
Printing Year: 1932 First Edition In Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with embossed black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition photoplay novelization of the 1932 RKO film starring Richard Dix, Joel Macrae, Von Stroheim, Mary Astor, etc. The work is illustrated with a number of stills from film. Short bios of Richard Dix, Joel Macra, Dorothy Jordan Von Stroheim, Robert Armstrong, Mary Astor, and Hugh Herbert are illustrated with portraits. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Well-preserved pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. Neatly written inscription appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 283 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9091

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage U.S. literary titles:

- Frontier Humor: The Brownies by Palmer Cox - Dated 1895 by M.A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago) - wrappers lacking spine, front cover detached.
- Round-Up in the River by Frank C. Robertson - Dated 1945 by E.P. Dutton & Company - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie - Dated 1952 by Dodd, Mead & Company - First American printing in dustjacket.
- Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds - Dated 1936 by Little, Brown and Company (Boston) - dustjacket shows wear.
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain - Dated 1890 by Charles L. Webster & Company - decorative gilt binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9093

$225
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:

Pierpont Morgan Library Drawings and Watercolors by Maurice Sendak measures 17" by 23" 1977, two-color printing


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


New York Is Book Country measures 18 1/2" by 24" 1988, full-color reproduction of a "Wild Things" character sitting among Manhattan's buildings and small book shops


Jewish Book Month measures 15" by 19" 1985, full-color reproduction
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9094

$120
This lot includes the pair of unused panels for books shown in the corresponding image(s). We surmise that these panels were meant to be pasted down onto the covers of the books in question. Both provide illustration for titles by Ludwig Meggendorfer (November 6, 1847 in Munich July 7, 1925 in Munich), a German illustrator and writer known for his superb pop-up books. One reads "Merry Company: A Funny Movable Toybook" (H. Grevel & Co., London, circa 1891) and shows a clown banging on a drum, standing with a band, and immediately behind a carnival barker. The other is entitled "Comic Actors: A New Movable Toybook" (same publisher, circa 1890) and portrays a man wearing 18th-century attire and a large pince-nez playing the violin. These would then have been pictorial cover labels to valuable, early mechanical books. "Merry Company" measures approximately 11" x 16 3/4"; "Comic Actors" 11 1/2" x 16". 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: $9.50
Lot 9095

$90
This large lot is part of a collection of comic books 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 issues from the bronze, copper, and modern ages, and includes issues from series such as: Spawn, Iron Man, Richie Rich, Spider-Man and Superman. Due to the high volume of material 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 large lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $27.50
Lot 9096

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique fiction 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: $36.50
Lot 9097

$250
Title: Die Mini Bibliothek (Nutshell Library) containing Klaus, Alligatoren alluberall, Huhnersuppe mit Reis, 1 War Hans
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Diogenes (Zurich)
Printing Year: 1970 Author-Signed First German Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

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

Bound in tan cloth with original dust jackets, this miniature boxed set contains the four individual stories listed. The work (Hanrahan A51) is illustrated by Sendak. Front flyleaf of "Alligatoren alluberall" bears the artist's signature together with an original drawing of an alligator sporting a beanie. His signature is also visible on the outside of the box (on the "Chicken Soup and Alligator" side). The box shows very light external age/wear, and the books are solidly bound with clean pages. The volumes measure approximately 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and are housed in a fully illustrated, paper-covered box. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9098

$25
Title: The Castle of Grumpy Grouch: A Fairy Story
Author: Mary Dickerson Donahey
Publisher: Barse & Hopkins Publishers
Printing Year: 1907 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in beige cloth with black lettering and red and black pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this children's work by Mary Dickerson Donahey (September 22, 1876 March 31, 1962). The work contains color illustrations by J. R. Clay and pen drawings by Ruth Elliott Newton. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with splitting along front gutter, bumped corners and staining to bottom edges of covers. Text block is intact with pages that show water staining along margins throughout. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 151 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9099

$15
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on sports and games shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $65.50
Lot 9101

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage estate books:

- The Spirit of Man in Asian Art by Laurence Binyon - Dated 1935 by Harvard University Press
- Universities: American, English, German by Abraham Flexner - Dated 1930 by Oxford University Press - Volume shows sun fading.
- The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812 by Captain A.T. Mahan - Dated 1905 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - Two volume set.
- American and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait edited by Waldo Frank et al - Dated 1934 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - Dustjacket shows wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 9102

$140
Title: The Works of William Shakespeare. The Text Revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce
Publisher: Bickers & Son (London)
Printing Years: 1880 - 1881
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in rebacked leather spines with bright gilt lettering and embossed gilt emblem to front covers, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of William Shakespeare edited by Scottish dramatic editor and literary historian Alexander Dyce (June 30, 1798 May 15, 1869). This is the fourth edition. By the time of his death, Dyce had collected a valuable library, containing many rare Elizabethan books, and this collection was left to the South Kensington Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum). His wide reading in Elizabethan literature enabled him to explain much that was formerly obscure in Shakespeare. While preserving all that was valuable in former editions, Dyce added much fresh matter. His Glossary, a large volume of 500 pages (being the last volume of this set), was the most exhaustive that had appeared.

The first three volumes are illustrated with frontispiece portraits and illustration. These handsome volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 9103

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on collectibles in dustjackets:

- Mid-Century Modern Dinnerware: A Pictorial Guide, Red Wing to Winfield by Michael Pratt - Dated 2003 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (Atglen, PA) - Dustjacket.
- Wedgwood Jasper Ware: A Shape Book and Collector's Guide by Michael Herman - Dated 2003 by Schiffer - Dustjacket.
- Russel Wright: Dinnerware, Pottery and More by Joe Keller and David Ross - Dated 2000 by Schiffer
- Mid-Century Modern Dinnerware: A Pictorial Guide, Red Wing to Winfield by Michael Pratt - Dated 2002 by Schiffer - Dustjacket.
- Hall China by Jeffrey B. Snyder - Dated 2002 by Schiffer

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. To each book is affixed a store sticker. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 9104

$25
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: $67.50
Lot 9105

$20
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on U.S. 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: $76.50
Lot 9106

$25
Title: The Times Atlas of the World: Mid-Century Edition Volume 1: The World, Australasia & East Asia; Volume 2: South-West Asia & Russia; Volume 3: Northern Europe; Volume 4: Southern Europe and Africa; Volume 5: The Americas
Editor: John Bartholomew
Publisher: Times Publishing Company Ltd (London)
Printing Years: 1955 - 1959
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this folio set is a scarce complete set of this atlas. The work is illustrated with plates in fine condition, mostly double-page. Present as well are tables and reference material. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjackets show occasional tears to edges and spines. The books measure approximately 13" x 19 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 9107

$175
Title:The Griffin and the Minor Canon
Author:Frank R. Stockton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Printing Year: 1963, 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 also includes a drawing of the "Minor Canon." 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 upper corner and states the original price as being $3.27. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9108

$35
This lot includes the group of tintypes and cabinet cards shown in the corresponding image. This antique photography contains images of families, couples, and a great many portraits of individuals, mostly young men and women. A small number provide images of little children. 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 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9109

$200
This shelf lot includes the very large group of collectible reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $102.50
Lot 9110

$35
This lot includes the group of three antique photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). These photos of ships sailing along or through what is presumably the Nile Delta and/or the Suez Canal. The area can be identified by the French-language captions contained at the bottom of two of the pictures. One reads "No. 98 Campement de Kantrara," the other "No. 41 Courbe d'el Guirs Crocodile." Remaining image bears no caption but does have the number 794 in the lower right-hand corner. Undulation is visible on all three pieces. These photographs measure approximately 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9111

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $72.50
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