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Lot 9112

$400
Title: Authorized Edition of the Complete Works
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 20-Volume Set

Notes: Attractive decorative antique set, bound in green cloth-covered boards with gilt and black debossing. This set is in very nice condition, it shows beautifully and all the volumes are solidly bound. The insides of the books are clean and bright, most or all of these volumes have likely never been read. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9113

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of children's literature titles inscribed to author Crosby Bonsall. Bonsall (1921 - 1995) was a pioneer in the field of early readers, picture books for young children who are just beginning to read independently. Many of these are mystery stories and describe different adventures of the "Private Eyes Club" - Skinny, Wizard, Tobby, and Snitch - in books such as "The Case of the Hungry Stranger," "The Case of the Cat's Meow," "The Case of the Dumb Bells," "The Case of the Scardey Cats," "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.

- A Little Schubert by M.B. Goffstein - Dated 1972 by Harper & Row - Stated first edition in dustjacket, illustrated by author. Volume includes a record by Peter Schaaf.
- Strange Lizards by Olive L. Earle - Dated 1964 by William Morrow & Company - Dustjacket, illustrated by author. Slight chipping to spine of dustjacket.
- The King's Falcon by Paula Fox - Dated 1969 by Bradbury Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) - Stated first printing in dustjacket. Illustrated by Eros Keith.
- Johnny Lion's Book by Edith Thacher Hurd - Dated 1965 by Harper & Row - Dustjacket, to which is affixed a "Harper Crest" sticker.
- A Difficult Act to Follow: Stories & Essays, 1969-1979 by Henry James Korn - Dated 1980 by Assembling Press - Dustjacket.
- Hi, Cat! by Ezra Jack Keats - Dated 1970 by The Macmillan Company - Oblong volume in dustjacket.
- The Alaska Mother Goose and Other North Country Nursery Rhymes by Shelley Gill - Dated 1987 by Paws IV Publishing Company (Homer) - Oblong volume, illustrated by Shannon Cartwright.

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 9114

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Lexicon Syriacum Chrestomathiae Kirschianae by Georg Heinrich Bernstein - Dated 1836 by Carol Cnobloch (Leipzig) - "Georgii Guilelmi Kirschii Chrestomathia Syriaca cum Lexico. Denuo edidit by Georgius Henricus Bernstein. Pars posterior"
- The Fourth Book of the Maccabees and Kindred Documents in Syriac by R. L. Bensly - Dated 1895 by Cambridge University Press - "With an introduction and translations by W. E. Barnes"
- The Earliest Life of Christ Ever Compiled from the Four Gospels Being the Diatessaron of Tatian: Literally Translated from the Arabic Version and Containing the Four Gospels Woven into One Story by Rev. J. Hamlyn Hill - Dated 1894 by T. & T. Clark (Edinburgh)
- Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature by J. Armitage Robinson - Dated 1891 / 1897 by Cambridge University Press - 3 volumes in original wrappers. This group includes Volume I, No. I ("The Apology of Aristides"), Volume II, No. I ("A Study of Codex Bezae"), and Volume V., No. 3 ("The Hymn of the Soul"). First two volumes show significant wear and taping to spines. The same two volumes are inscribed by the editor and translator, J. Rendel Harris, an English biblical scholar and curator of manuscripts, who was instrumental in bringing back to light many Syriac Scriptures and other early documents.
- The Sarcophagus of an Ancient Civilization: Petra, Edom and the Edomites by George Livingston Robinson - Dated 1930 by Macmillan Company - First Edition in dustjacket with tears to edges

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 9115

$200
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Sarah Noble Ives
Medium: India Ink and watercolor on illustration board
Year: c1905
Dimensions: Unframed, the board measures 12 1/2" by 19"

Details/Condition: This original painting intended for use in a children's book shows Jack and Jill climbing up the hill with the "well" above on a rather dangerous looking summit. The piece was painted by Sarah Noble Ives (1864-1944). Ives was born in Grosse Ile, Michigan and was known for her fine art oil landscapes in addition to her work as a book illustrator. She spent most of her professional life in Pasadena, California.

The works shows light external age/wear; there are pencil notations on the board outside the image area stating the picture is to be printed on page 104 of the book for which it was painted. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9116

$400
Title: The 1001 Nights
Author: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Printing Year: c1888
Number of Volumes: 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled cloth-covered boards with quarter leather binding, this antique set is a scarce early printing of this landmark literary work. This copy is written entirely in Arabic and is identified by a pencil note on the endpaper of the first volume, which reads:

"This 2nd Ed. is improved over the first by incorporation of better readings from the Calcutta edition of the first 200 nights. See Lane's notes 5-6 of the introductory story. These better readings are mostly in the pointing of the proper names. The Cairo edition is shorter than the Calcutta."



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

The volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with an occasional crack or loose leaf, internally the pages are clean with some age toning. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9117

$50
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on art 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: $69.50
Lot 9118

$10
This lot includes the printed and untrimmed set of press sheets of the Maurice Sendak-illustrated title shown in the corresponding image(s). The title is question is Ruth Krauss's "A Very Special House" (Harper, 1953). This item is intact and well preserved, with light crease down the center. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9119

$25
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 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 9120

$25
Title: Through Three Campaigns: A Story of Chitral, Tirah, and Ashanti
Author: G. A. Henty
Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited (London)
Printing Year: circa 1912 In Rare Pictorial Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with black titles and illustration to spine of figure in fur holding a rifle, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this work by George Alfred Henty (December 8, 1832 – November 16, 1902). Henty was a prolific English novelist, special correspondent and Imperialist, best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. The work is illustrated by Wal Paget with plates and maps. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show foxing. Fore-edge shows spotting. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 383 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9121

$60
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:

Some Swell Pup or Are You Sure You Want A Dog? measures 24" by 18" – Full-color commercial litho features a two-page spread from the book


International Children's Book Day measures 11" by 15" – Full-color poster features Andersen's Emperor, only clothed this time, and two smiling boys. Mounted on double-ply board


Outside Over There measures 14" by 16" – Full-color commercial litho promoting the book written by Sendak


Children's Book Showcase measures 17" by 22" – 1976, full-color printing, picture features Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. Exhibits minor evidence of folding


Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9123

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

- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750 by Marcus Rediker - Dated 1987 by Cambridge University Press - dustjacket.
- Strangers Within the Realm: Cultural Margins of the First British Empire edited by Bernard Bailyn & Philip D. Morgan - Dated 1991 by University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill) - dustjacket.
- The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783 by John Brewer - Dated 1989 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first American edition in dustjacket.
- The Pax Britannica Trilogy: Heaven's Commands, An Imperial Progress; Pax Britannica, the Climax of an Empire; Farewell the Trumpets, an Imperial Retreat by James Morris - Dated 1993 by The Folio Society (London) - Complete three volume set in decorative slipcase.
- The Signboards of Old London Shops: A Review of the Shop Signs Employed by the London Tradesmen During the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries by Sir Ambrose Heal - Dated 1957 by Portman Books (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: $15.50
Lot 9124

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed first printings of titles by Chilean writer Isabel Allende:

- The Stories of Eva Luna - Dated 1991 by Atheneum - dustjacket
- The Infinite Plan - Dated 1993 by HarperCollins Publisher - dustjacket
- City of the Beasts - Dated 2002 by HarperCollins Publisher - dustjacket in mylar cover, certificate of authenticity laid in
- Daughter of Fortune - Dated 1999 by HarperCollins Publisher - dustjacket in mylar cover

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 9125

$500
Title: Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1988, Author and Illustrator 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 and Mr. Sendak have signed and numbered the volume on the front flyleaf; this is copy number 276 of 500, and is sited in Hanrahan as A66a. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book is bound in light tan cloth with gilt stamping and a tipped-on paper illustration on the front board. The slipcase is marbled tan paper with a double-rule border in gilt. The volume measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9". 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 9126

$150
This shelf lot includes the group of books about the history, art and customs of many of the tribes of native American Indians 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: $69.50
Lot 9127

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books on World War I shown in the corresponding image. Present are parts of two sets: "Source Records of the Great War," volumes 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7; and "The Great War," volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5. 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: $25.50
Lot 9129

$60
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on English history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $72.50
Lot 9130

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Fiorenza by Thomas Mann - Dated 1919 by S. Fischer
- Unordnung und fruhes Leid by Thomas Mann - Dated 1926 by S. Fischer - First Edition
- Ausgewahlte Erzahlungen by Thomas Mann - Dated 1948 by Bermann-Fischer Verlag
- Thinker vs. Junker by Will Schaber - Dated 1941 by Frederick Ungar - "With an epilogue by Thomas Mann"
- Heidentum Christentum Judentum: Ein Bekenntnisbuch by Max Brod - Dated 1921 by Kurt Wolff Verlag (Munich) - 2 volumes
- Einkehr by Christian Morgenstern - Dated 1922 by R. Piper & Co. Verlag (Munich)
- In Phanta's Schloss by Christian Morgenstern - Dated 1922 by R. Piper & Co. Verlag

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 9131

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large group of theology 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: $60.50
Lot 9132

$20
Title: Explanatory Diagrams of Modern Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Author: not cited
Publisher: Gye Chuk Mun Wha Sa (Korea)
Printing Year: 1974

Condition/Details: Bound in patterned paper-covered boards with bright gilt embossing, this alternative medicine volume is a scarce description of acupuncture techniques. The text is written in English and Asian characters, with corresponding passages paired on each page and the lessons provide detailed information about anatomy and technique. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear concentrated at the extremities, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages, publisher's slips are present, excellent internal condition. The book measures approximately 10.25" x 7.5" and contains 167 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9133

$10
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Richard Egielski
Medium: Commercial lithograph of original watercolor
Year: 1982
Dimensions: Unframed print measures 14 1/2" by 10 1/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a fanciful painting of a sleeping Louis the Fish in a scene from the book by Arthur Yorinks. The art is by Richard Egielski (American, 1952 - ).

Egielski was the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Hey, Al, written with Arthur Yorinks. Mr. Egielski’s fanciful and highly imaginative style can bee seen in the Tub People and The Tub Grandfather, both by Pam Conrad, and Buz and Jazper which he wrote and illustrated, both of which are New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. (courtesy of rif.org)

The work is signed by Mr. Egielski just below the image area, and is dated "5/82"; the print is in excellent condition with no indications of wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9134

$25
Title: Paula
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: HarperLibros
Printing Year: 1995 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce autographed original Spanish-language edition of this work by Isabel Allende (b. August 2, 1942). Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is one of the best-known women writers in Latin America. She is largely famous for novels such as "The House of the Spirits" ("La casa de los espíritus") (1982) and "City of the Beasts" ("La ciudad de las bestias") (2002), which have been commercially very successful. Allende has been described as "the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author."

"Paula" is a 1995 memoir by Isabel Allende. She wrote it while tending to her daughter Paula Frías Allende who was in a coma from complications of the disease porphyria. Allende started the book as a letter to Paula, explaining what she was missing so she would not be confused when she came out of the coma. The novel includes both an account of Paula's treatment and Allende's life, sometimes in parallel with her first novel "The House of the Spirits." Paula died on December 6, 1992, survived by her husband Ernesto and other family members.

The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is preserved in protective plastic cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 366 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9135

$100
This shelf lot includes the group of antique leather bound material shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes titles such as "Life of Virgil" and "Secret Memoirs of the Court of Petersburg." 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. These books show significant age/wear; most are lacking boards and text material. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9136

$15
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books on reference, art, hunting and more 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: $79.50
Lot 9137

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of contemporary and classic literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 9138

$90
Title: Modern American Homes
Editor: H. V. von Holst
Publisher: American Technical Society (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1912 First Edition

Condition/Details: Quarter-bound in brown and tan buckram with embossed lettering to front cover, this antique oblong volume is a scarce survey of recently built houses, predominantly in the Chicago area, with photographs and plans. Hermann V. von Holst (1874-1955) was an American architect practicing in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida, from the 1890s through the 1940s, best remembered for agreeing to take on the responsibility of heading up Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural practice when Wright went off to Europe with Mamah Cheney in 1909.

There are many examples in the prairie school style, many bungalows, some boathouses, tenthouses, and guesthouses. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing along front gutter and bumped and frayed corners. Shaken binding is cracked at title page. Text block is intact. Mild finger smudging visible on title page and at rear of volume. Light pencil checks and occasional annotations appear at top right-hand corners. This unpaginated book measures approximately 13 1/2" x 9 3/4" . Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9139

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on African history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $67.50
Lot 9140

$10
This shelf lot includes the group modern and classic literature including some graphic novels and manga of 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 9141

$225
This shelf lot includes the group of books by and or about Winston Churchill shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $67.50
Lot 9143

$200
Title:Draken Och Prasten
Author:Frank R. Stockton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Carlsen
Printing Year: 1969, 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" and another child. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 8 1/2". 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 9144

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts by Houston Stewart Chamberlain - Dated 1904 by Verlagsanstalt F. Bruckmann (Munich) - 2 volumes in full-leather binding with raised bands and spine labels
- Mensch und Gott: Betrachtungen uber Religion und Christentum by Houston Stewart Chamberlain - Dated 1921 by F. Bruckmann
- Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie by Friedrich Ueberwegs - Dated 1903 - 1916 by Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn (Berlin) - Volumes 1, 3, 4

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 9145

$30
This lot is part of a collection of X-Men related comic books from the modern age 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:

- Cable by Nicieza and Thibert - Dated from 1993 to 1996, including issues 1 through 3, 7 through 35, and 37
- X-Force by Rob Liefeld - Dated from 1991 to 1996, including issues 1 through 8, 10 through 22, 24, 26, 28 through 30, 33, 35, 36, 39, 53, and 56 through 59
- Deadpool by Waid and Churchill - Dated from 1994, including issues 1 through 4
- Askani'son by Lobdell and Ha - Dated from 1996x, including issues 1 through 4
- Excalibur by Claremont, Davis, and Neary - Dated from 1988, including issues 1, 78 through 93, 98, and 100

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: $16.50
Lot 9146

$35
This lot includes the red and black pictorial poster shown in the corresponding image(s). This poster is entitled "International Women's Day Celebration 1977" and bears the following texts: Combat Racism & Struggle for Third World Unity Sponsored by the Third World Women's Alliance. Sun. March 13 1- 4 PM ... Childcare Provided. Berkeley High School West Campus. Univ. & Bonar St.

Poster shows three ethnic portraits of women, with the central figure holding a child. The poster measures approximately 14 1/4" x 22 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: $9.50
Lot 9147

$20
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: David Hutter
Medium: Giclee Print on heavy paper
Year: c1980
Dimensions: Unframed measures 23" by 18"

Details/Condition: This original limited edition print is based on a watercolor painting by American Artist David Hutter (1930-1990). This print is hand signed and is numbered 8 out of a total of 150. The work is titled "Seated Nude Boy with Cat," and is printed on fine, heavy art paper; it is in excellent condition with no signs of age or wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9149

$40
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: $76.50
Lot 9150

$60
Title: Evolution of Grace
Author: Jock Sturges
Publisher: Gakken (Tokyo)
Printing Year: 1994 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with black lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by American photographer Jock Sturges (b. 1947). The work contains a one-page introductory text in Japanese and a list of photographs in English at rear of volume. The volume shows external age/wear, with a mild crease visible across bottom half of front cover. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 91 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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