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Lot 9151

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of volumes of vintage and modern 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 9153

$175
Title: Somebody Else's Nut Tree and Other Tales from Children
Author: Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Bookstore Press
Printing Year: 1988, Author and Illustrator Signed Limited 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 9 of 75. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The dust jacket indicates the original price to have been $3.95, and is preserved with a Mylar cover. The book is bound in red cloth with black stamping. The volume measures approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9154

$55
Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Years: 1854 - 1855
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine panels, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work by Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737 – January 16, 1794), an English historian and Member of Parliament. This, his most important work, was originally published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. "The Decline and Fall" is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open denigration of organised religion, though the extent of this is disputed by some critics. This edition contains notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot, is edited, with additional notes, by William Smith. The work is a frontispiece portrait and fold-out maps. The volumes show external age/wear. Front boards of first and final volume are detached (preliminary and frontispiece plate with tissue guard of volume I are attached to detached board). Cracking and chipping are also visible. Text blocks are intact, with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9155

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of American History books on a large variety of topics 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: $68.50
Lot 9156

$225
This lot includes the autographed Maurice Sendak poster shown in the corresponding image(s). This color poster is entitled "New York Is Book Country" and depicts a Wild Thing resting by the Empire State Building, reading a book (Vivette by Bronte) while eating an apple. This was the first poster created for the annual autumn festival of books on Fifth Avenue, September 16, 1979.

This well-preserved poster shows no creases, folds or puncture holes. It measures approximately 19" x 24". 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 9157

$175
Title: Der Greif und der Jungste der Domherren (The Griffin and the Minor Canon, German Edition)
Author: Frank R. Stockton
Publisher: Carlsen
Printing Year: 1969 First German Edition Signed by Illustrator Maurice Sendak with Additional Drawing

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 of Cornell University.

This is a German translation of "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" (originally published in 1963, see Hanrahan A55). Hard cover with color illustration printed on front and back boards. Signed by Mr. Sendak on the front flyleaf, with additional drawing of "the Griffin" above the signature. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9159

$40
This shelf lot includes the large group of juvenile literature 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: $27.50
Lot 9160

$30
Title: Aristotelis Categoriae Graece cum Versione Arabica Isaaci Honeini Filii et Variis Lectionibus Textus Graeci e Versione Arabica Ductis
Editor: Julius Theodorus Zenker
Publisher: Wilhelm Engelmann (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1846

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled cloth, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the Arabic text of Hunayn ibn Ishaq's translation of Aristotle's "Categories," first edited by Julius Theodor Zenker. Hunayn ibn Ishaq (also Hunain or Hunein) (Syriac: Hunein Bit Ishak, known in Latin as Johannitius) (809-873) was a famous and influential Assyrian Nestorian scholar, physician, and scientist, known for his work in translating scientific and medical works in Greek into Arabic and Syriac during the glory years of the Abbasid Caliphate. Hunayn ibn Ishaq was the most productive translator of Greek medical and scientific treatises. He was originally from southern Iraq but he spent his working life in Baghdad, the center of the great ninth-century Greek-into-Arabic/Syriac translation movement. Impressively, Hunayn's translations did not require corrections at all. This perfection possibly came about because he mastered four languages: Arabic, Syriac, Greek and Persian. He studied Greek and became known among the Arabs as the "Sheikh of the translators." Hunayn’s method was widely followed by later translators.

The volume shows external age/wear, with taping to upper half of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show mild foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 86 /49 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9161

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and new 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: $62.50
Lot 9163

$120
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Illustrations from "Where The Wild Things Are"

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1963
Dimensions: Unframed, the prints measure 24" by 14 3/4" and 23 1/2" by 11"

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."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

The works are in very good condition, showing mild examples of handling, all outside image areas. It should be noted that this Sendak poster is part of a large collection of Sendak books and material that are being offered in this auction. These items 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9164

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - Dated 1947 by Viking Press
- Ben Jonson's Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden by R. F. Patterson - Dated 1924 by Blackie and Son Limited (London)
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James - Dated 1909 by Houghton Mifflin Company - 2 volumes
- Les fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire - Dated 1921 by Librairie des bibliophiles parisiens - Spine cover is detached
- Il martirio di San Sebastiano by Gabriele D'Annunzio - Dated 1911 by Fratelli Treves (Milan) - in original wrappers
- Rimbaud by Jacques Riviere - Dated 1930 by Vingtieme Siecle (Paris) - in original wrappers
- Lettres de Marcel Proust by Leon Pierre-Quint - Dated 1930 by Vingtieme Siecle - in original wrappers. Uncut pages

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 9165

$50
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.

- Sounder by William H. Armstrong - Dated 1969 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by James Barkley.
- And One Was a Wooden Indian by Betty Baker - Dated 1970 by The Macmillan Company - Stated first printing.
- Do Not Annoy the Indians by Betty Baker - Dated 1968 by The Macmillan Company - Illustrated by Harold Goodwin.
- There's More ... Much More by Sue Alexander - Dated 1987 by Gulliver Books (San Diego) - Stated first edition.
- The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader - Dated 1966 by The Macmillan Company
- The Contest by Nonny Hogrogian - Dated 1976 by Greenwillow Books - Illustrated by author.

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 9166

$130
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present are a signed first edition of Rev. Amos H. Carnegies's "Faith Moves Mountains" (1950), an autographed limited edition of May Sinclair's "Fame" (Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1929; dust jacket), a first printing of Robert Graves's "Count Belarius" (Random, 1938), a first edition of Vachel Lindsay's "Going-To-The-Stars" (Appleton, 1926), "The Rommel Papers" (Collins, 1953, in dustjacket), etc. It should be noted that there are two antique titles elegantly bound in full leather: "Lyra Anglicana" (Appleton, 1865) and Henry Vaughan's "Sacred Poems and Pious Ejaculations" (George Bell, 1891). 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 9167

$175
Title:Chicken Soup With Rice
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
Printing Year: 1968, Author-Signed First Scholastic 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 an original drawing of the boy inside the bowl of chicken soup. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front cover states the original price as being $.60. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9169

$70
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on the Boer War 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: $53.50
Lot 9170

$40
Title: The Seaweed Hat
Author: Louis Slobodkin
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1947 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright pictorial covers, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature by Louis Slobodkin (February 19, 1903 – May 1975), a sculptor, author and illustrator of numerous children's books.

"A hilarious and fanciful tale told in pictures and nonsense verse. Here is an undersea adventure which Patty and the jolly sea captain have when they go "Down-Down-Down" in the captain's submarine. They pick up Robert and Jean, two sea kittens, as passengers and explore the bottom of the sea." (dustjacket text).

The work is profusely illustrated with color drawings by the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8" x 9" and contains 43 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9171

$100
Title:Griffen Og Den Lille Praest
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." 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
Lot 9172

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of 35 volumes of the Time Life World War II colection 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: $48.50
Lot 9173

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage mystery titles by Raymond Marshall in dustjackets:

- The Paw in the Bottle - no date provided by Jarrolds (London) - Signed and dedicated by author. Dedication dated Marsh 23, 1949. Dustjacket shows wear.
- In a Vain Shadow - Dated 1951 by Jarrolds - Signed and dedicated by author.
- No Business of Mine - Dated 1947 by Jarrolds - dustjacket wrapped in mylar.
- Hit and Run - Dated 1958 by Robert Hale Limited (London) - dustjacket wrapped in mylar.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9175

$10
This shelf lot includes the set of Time-Life books, The Seafarers, 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 9176

$60
Title: Battles of the American Revolution, 1775 - 1781: Historical and Military Criticism, with Topographical Illustration
Author: Henry B. Carrington
Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Company
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped pebbled maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work on the American Revolution by Henry Beebee Carrington (March 2, 1824 – October 26, 1912), a lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and in the Old West during Red Cloud's War. A noted engineer, he constructed a series of forts to protect the Bozeman Trail, but suffered a major defeat at the hands of the warchief Red Cloud. In 1870, Carrington retired from active service and was appointed professor of military science at Wabash College in Indiana, serving until 1878 when he moved to Hyde Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

The work is illustrated with 41 maps of battles. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear. The binding is shaken. Pages are loose. Customary library markings / additions appear on spine, front endpaper, and title page. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10" and contains 712 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9177

$200
Title:Pleasant Fieldmouse
Author: Jan Wahl, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Printing Year: 1970, Author-Signed First Dell 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 an original drawing of the fieldmouse. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front cover states the original price as being $.65. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9178

$2100
This lot includes the group off five 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 an unnumbered sequence showing a barefoot boy running in the grass with a butterfly net; by accident his net catches the beak of an eagle and he gets flown into the sky; the eagle approaches the mountain home in the clouds; drops the boy who enjoys soaring through the air; and is fortunate to meet a Wild Thing (Bull / Bernard) who lets him ride on his head between two horns. The last image is vertical, with the artist's signature "M. Sendak" in the blank space above.

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 #2271 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 9179

$120
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on military history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 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 9180

$110
Title: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Now Entitled "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night" with Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of "The Nights"
Editor: Richard F. Burton
Publisher: Burton Club
Printing Year: circa 1910 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 17 volume set

Notes: Bound in gray cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce limited edition of this classic work in the translation of English explorer, soldier and orientalist Richard F. Burton (March 19, 1821 – October 20, 1890).

This is one of the most celebrated of all his books (more commonly known in English as "The Arabian Nights" because of Andrew Lang's abridged collection). The volumes were originally printed by the Kama Shastra Society in a subscribers-only edition of one thousand with a guarantee that there would never be a larger printing of the books in this form. The stories collected were often sexual in content and were considered pornography at the time of publication. In particular, the Terminal Essay in volume 10 of the Nights contained an 18,000 word essay on "Pederasty"; this was the first openly published discussion in English of sex between males. Burton postulated that "the vice" (a term he used ironically) of male homosexuality was prevalent in an area of the southern latitudes named by him the "Sotadic zone." Rumors about Burton's own sexuality were already circulating and were further incited by this work.

This is copy 195 of 1000. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with staining to spines of first three volumes. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 9181

$90
Title:A Hole Is To Dig
Author: Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (reprint from the 1952 original), Illustrator-Signed Edition, "To the Eddy Collection"

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Sendak has signed the book opposite the title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates an original price of $2.75 and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7". 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 9183

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on art:

- Jock Sturges - Dated 1996 by Scalo (Zurich) - Oversize square volume. Stated first Scalo edition in dustjacket.
- Hogarth: The Complete Engravings by Joseph Burke & Colin Caldwell - no date provided by The Wellfleet Press (Secaucus, NJ) - notation
- Levni and the Surname: The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Festival by Esin Atil - Dated 1999 by Kocbank (Istanbul) - Large, square format in decorative dustjacket and slipcase.

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 9184

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Griechische Denker: Eine Geschichte der antiken Philosophie by Theodor Gomperz - Dated 1909-1912 by Verlag von Veit & Comp. (Leipzig) - 3 volumes bound in half leather with marbled boards
- Gestalten aus Hellas by Max Pohlenz - Dated 1950 by Verlag F. Bruckmann (Munich)
- Aus der Welt des Pergamonaltars by Hans Erich Stier - Dated 1932 by Verlag Heinrich Keller (Berlin)
- Griechische Tragodien by Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff - Dated 1910/ 1911 by Weidmannsche Buchhandlung (Berlin) - 3 volumes
- Griechische Vasenbilder in Wien by Gottfried von Lucken - No date provided by Oster. Verlagsgesellschaft Ed. Holzel & Co. (Vienna) - Pamphlet and loose plates in orange wrappers
- Aus der Welt der Papyri by Carl Wessely - Dated 1914 by H. Haessel Verlag (Leipzig) - original wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9185

$350
Title: Hassut Hurjat Hirviot
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Weilin + Goos
Printing Year: 1963, Author-Signed First Finnish 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 and has included an original drawing of one of the "Wild Things" above his signature. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Bound with full color illustrated paper boards. The book measures approximately 10" x 9 1/4" and contains 38 unnumbered pages. Sited in Hanrahan (2001, pg. 67) as first Finnish edition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9186

$10
Title: The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First
Author: Edward A. Freeman
Publisher: Clarendon Press (Oxford)
Printing Year: 1882
Number of Volumes: Complete two volume set

Notes: Ex-library volumes show age / wear. Hinges are cracked and/or repaired with tape. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9187

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage children's literary titles:

- The Plump Pig by Helen & Alf Evers - Dated 1946 by Rand McNally & Company - Lacking spine cover.
- Willie Mouse by Alta Tabor - no date provided by The Saalfield Publishing Company (Chicago) - Volume shows wear, boards split.
- The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper - Dated 1930 by The Platt & Munk Co., Inc.
- Little Lulu and Her Pals by Marge - Dated 1939 by David McKay Company - Volume shows wear, lacking spine cover.
- The Space Child's Mother Goose by Frederick Winsor - Dated 1958 by Simon & Schuster - Stated first printing in dustjacket, illustrated by Marian Parry.
- Marcella Stories by Johnny Cruelle - Dated 1929 by M.A. Donohue & Company (Chicago) - Illustrated by author.
- Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon - Dated 1912 by P.F. Volland & Company (Chicago) - Illustrated by M.T. Ross.

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 9188

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books, including children's books, fictional literature, and theology, shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $65.50
Lot 9189

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

- The Relief of Chitral by Capt. G.J. Younghusband - Dated 1895 by Macmillan - Illustrated with engravings and black and white photography
- Rights and Wrongs of the Transvaal War by Edward Cook - Dated 1901 by Edward Arnold
- The Story of the Boers by C.W. Van Der Hoogt - Dated 1900 by The Bradley Company
- The Transvaal from Within by J.P. Fitzpatrick - Dated 1900 by Montreal News Company - Green cloth with gilt stamping on spine cover
- In South Africa with Buller by George Clarke Musgrave - Dated 1900 by Little, Brown - Decorative cover with interior illustrations, including a fold-out map
- The Young Colonists by G.A. Henty - Dated 1898 by Blackie & Son
- The Great Boer War by Arthur Conan Doyle - Dated 1903 by Thomas Nelson & Sons - Full color illustration on dust jacket; upper portion of dust jacket at spine cover has minor loss of matter

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 9190

$20
Title: Bevolkerungsbiologie der Grossstadt: Der Stadt Breslau zur Siebenhundertjahrfeier ihres Wiederaufbaus nach dem Mongolensturm gewidmet
Author: Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt
Publisher: Ferdinand Enke Verlag (Stuttgart)
Printing Year: 1941 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with embossed lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt (1892 – 1965), a German physical anthropologist who classified humanity into races. The work contains 40 illustrations and 102 tables. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 243 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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