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Lot 9191

$60
Title: Maggie Rose Her Birthday Christmas
Author: Ruth Sawyer, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date given (later printing from 1952 original), Illustrator-Signed 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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the front flyleaf. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The original dust jacket exhibits a Harper Crest gold sticker, and is preserved with a mylar cover. The front dust jacket flap has been clipped at the lower corner. Bound with full color illustrated paper boards. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9193

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of books on various topics involving science and technology 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 9194

$15
Title: A Child-World
Author: James Whitcomb Riley
Publisher: Bowen-Merrill Company
Printing Year: 1897 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in burgundy cloth with bright gilt rule and embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by American writer and poet James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916). Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley published, over half are in dialect. Claiming that "simple sentiments that come direct from the heart" were the reason for his success, Riley vended verse about ordinary topics that were "heart high." Riley was a bestselling author during the early 1900s and earned a steady income from royalties; he also traveled and gave public readings of his poetry.

This is a first printing of this book with "Proem" listed as appearing at page 15 and no London imprint on title page. The author's inscription on the front flyleaf reads as follows: "For - / Miss T. L. Voss / With best greetings and esteem / James Whitcomb Riley / Indianapolis, Oct. 9 / 1896." The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece illustration. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original dustjacket lacks spine. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 209 pages plus 13 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9195

$300
Title: Villy Vilddyr
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Carlsen
Printing Year: 1963, Author-Signed Early Danish 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. 68) as early Danish edition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9197

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

- The Lives of the Twelve Apostles by R.W. Cushman - Dated 1844 by Oliver L. Perkins (Boston) - Boards split, front board detaching.
- A Pastor's Sketches by Ichabod S. Spencer - Dated 1861 by M.W. Dodd - Slight tearing to gilt-embossed spine.
- A Message from God by Rev. John Cumming - Dated 1854 by Lindsay & Blakiston (Philadelphia)
- Little Footprints in Bible Lands by J.H. Vincent - Dated 1861 by Carlton & Lanahan
- Uncle John Vassar by T.E. Vassar - Dated 1879 by The American Tract Society - Decorative gilt binding.
- Sermons on Several Occasions by Rev. John Wesley - Dated 1827 by J. & J. Harper

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 9198

$30
Title: Seaford's Snake
Author: Bertram Mitford
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1912 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with bright gilt lettering and color pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work of historical fiction by English author Bertram Mitford (1855 - 1914), whose books were set mainly in Africa. The work is illustrated with a black and white plate. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing. Stamps can be seen on front flyleaf and at top margin of first page of listing of contents. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 320 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's catalogue. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9199

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by Churchill:

- The War Speeches of The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill by Charles Eade - Dated 1951-1952 by Cassell & Company - Complete 3 volume set, with dust jackets. Dust jackets exhibit varying degrees of wear; volumes I and III covered with protective Mylar
- The River War by The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill - Dated 1940 by Eyre & Spottiswoode - Illustrated with maps
- A Roving Commission by The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill - Dated 1930 by Scribner's - Decorative art deco inspired cover with gilt stamping; illustrated

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 9200

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Me And Mickey (Double Portrait of Maurice Sendak and Mickey Mouse)

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1981
Dimensions: Signed and numbered (108/500). Unframed, measures 17 1/2" by 22 1/2"

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).

This poster was issued by the Rosenbach Museum & Library (Philadelphia, 1981) for their exhibition "Maurice Sendak: The Artist’s Collection of Children’s Toys, Books and Drawings." The image of the artist waving at a reflection of Mickey Mouse was first used in TV Guide magazine (1978) where Mr. Sendak wrote about his childhood memories to commemorate both his and Mickey's ("Steamboat Willie") birth year of 1928. The work (Hanrahan C10, ranked as scarce) is HAND SIGNED by the artist. 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 9201

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of novels by James Hadley Chase shown in the corresponding image. All titles are complete with dustjacket, some of which show wear. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9202

$25
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on the stage and screen 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: $39.50
Lot 9203

$175
Title: Father Bear Comes Home
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1959, Author-Signed Early Edition

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

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

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

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

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

The author has signed the book on the front flyleaf and has included an original drawing of "Papa Bear" above his signature. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The original dust jacket exhibits a "Harper Blue Ribbon Book" gold sticker, and is preserved with a mylar cover. Bound with full color illustrated paper boards. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 62 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9204

$40
Title: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmanns sammtliche Werke
Publisher: Vereinigung wissenschaftlicher Verleger Walter de Gruyter & Co. (Berlin)
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 14 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine panels, this antique set is a scarce edition of the complete works of E. T. A. Hoffmann (January 24, 1776 – June 25, 1822), a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. This is the "Serapions-Ausgabe" of his work, illustrated with plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with chipping to spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Previous owner's bookplates appear on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 9205

$25
This lot is part of a collection of Age of Apocalypse 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:

- Gambit and te X-Ternals by Nicieza, Daniel, and Conrad - Dated from 1995, including issues 1 through 4
- The Astonishing X-Men by Lobdell and Madureira - Dated from 1995, including issues 2 through 4
- The Amazing X-Men by Nicieza and Kubert - Dated from 1995, including issues 2 through 4
- X-Calibre by Ellis, Cruz and Arlem - Dated from 1995, including issues 2 through 4
- Weapon X by Hama and Kubert - Dated from 1995, including issues 2 through 4
- Factor X by Moore and Epting - Dated from 1995, including issues 1, 3, and 4
- X Man by Loeb and Skroce - Dated from 1995 to 1996, including issues 2 through 6, 8 through 12, and 18 through 20
- Marvel Universe Update 1989 by Marvel Comics - Dated from 1989, including issues 1 through 3, and 6 through 8

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: $10.50
Lot 9206

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of books on various medical 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: $69.50
Lot 9207

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

- From Private to Field-Marshal by Sir William Robertson - Dated 1921 by Houghton Mifflin - Illustrated with fold-out maps and black and white photography
- The Life of Major-General Wauchope by Sir George Douglas - Dated 1904 by Hodder and Stoughton - Tissue-guarded gravure portraits, and gilt stamping on cover
- Gallipoli by John Masefield - Dated 1916 by S.B. Gundy - First printing; illustrated with a fold-out map, frontispiece map and numerous black and white photographs
- Outlaw Trails by George Witten - Dated 1929 by Minton, Balch & Company
- My Army Life by The Earl of Dundonald - Dated 1926 by Edward Arnold & Co. - Illustrated; initial pages detached
- With Kitcher to Khartum by G.W. Stevens - Dated 1898 by Dodd, Mead - Bright gilt stamping on red cloth binding

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9209

$15
This shelf lot includes the very large group of collectible reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $85.50
Lot 9210

$175
Title: Lord Randolph Churchill
Author: Winston Spencer Churchill
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1906 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering and family coat of arms, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this major biography of British statesman Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill (February 13, 1849 – January 24, 1895) by his son Winston S. Churchill. William Manchester, Winston's biographer, considered it, despite the son's apparently ambivalent feelings toward his father, "a tribute to filial devotion."

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits with tissue guards, as well as portraits, facsimiles, and photogravures. The volumes show external age/wear, with fading to spine and top and bottom margins of front cover of first volume. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned uncut pages that show foxing and marginal staining on a number of pages of first volume (stains extend into text on a small number of these; pages 369-370 are torn in half). The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9211

$120
Title: Qu'est-ce Qu'on Dit, Mon Petit? (What Do You Say, Dear?)
Author: Sesyle Joslin, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher:Young Scott Books
Printing Year: 1966, Author-Signed Edition

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

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

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

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

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

The author has signed the book on the front flyleaf and has included an original drawing of the "little gentleman" wearing a top hat above his signature. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The original dust jacket front flap indicates an original price of $2.95, and is preserved with a Mylar cover. The book measures approximately 9" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9213

$20
This lot includes the red and black pictorial poster shown in the corresponding image(s). This poster is entitled "International Women's Day Celebration 1981" and bears the following texts: "Women's Committee To Celebrate International Women's Day & Alliance Against Women's Oppression." Poster shows four ethnic portraits of women and one infant, as well as a photo montage background of women from around the world marching in protest. The poster measures approximately 17" x 22". 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 9214

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

- Oriental Wit and Wisdom, or the "Laughable Stories" Collected by Mar Gregory John Bar-Hebraeus - Dated 1899 by Luzac & Co. (London) - "Translated from the Syriac by E. A. Wallis Budge"
- Les voyages de Sindebad le Marin: Texte arabe extrait des mille et une nuits, muni des signes grammaticaux acommpagne d'un vocabulaire et de notes analitiques by L. Machuel - Dated 1884 by Adolphe Jourdan (Algiers) - Volume is disbound. Final pages detached
- Cours pratique de langue arabe by Belkassem Ben Sedira - Dated 1891 by Adolphe Jourdan - Boards detaching
- Selections from Arabic Geographical Literature by M. J. de Goeje - Dated 1907 by E. J. Brill (Leiden) - original wrappers
- An Arabic Reading-Book by W. Wright - Dated 1870 by Williams and Norgate - Hinges are cracked. Preliminary page detached
- Cairo, Jerusalem, & Damascus: Three Chief Cities of the Egyptian Sultans by D. S. Margoliouth - Dated 1907 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Volumes lacks spine cover, front board and preliminary pages detached. Numerous tissue-guarded color plates by W. S. S. Tyrwhitt

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 9215

$45
Title:The House of Sixty Fathers
Author: Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (reprint of 1956 original), Illustrator-Signed 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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the half-title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates an original price of $3.79 and has been clipped at the upper corner. A Hans Christian Anderson Award gold label and a Harper Crest label have been affixed to the front of the dust jacket. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9216

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books about theology and other religious themes 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: $59.50
Lot 9217

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique aviation titles, all of which are in original color dust jackets. All jackets in very good condition with minor chipping at extremities:

- Falcons of France by Charles Nordhoff and James Hall - Dated 1929 by Little, Brown - Interior illustrations in full color
- Over the Polar Ice by Eustace Adams - Dated 1928 by Whitman Publishing
- Red Randall on Active Duty by R. Sidney Bowen - Dated 1944 by Grosset & Dunlap - Illustrated frontispiece and endpapers showing air battle
- Great Exploits in the Air by F.V. Monk and H.T. Winter - No year stated by Blackie & Son - Illustrated with eight black and white plates, text maps and diagrams
- The Search for the Lost Mail Plane by Lewis E. Theiss - Dated 1928 by W.A. Wilde

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 9218

$40
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 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 9219

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 9220

$55
Title: The Rivals
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Publisher: White & Allen
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gold lettering to spine and multi-colored pictorial decoration to front, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a five-act comedy of manners by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). The work is illustrated with an aquarelle frontispiece with protective tissue, five reproductions of color aquarelle prints and 38 black and white reproductions of drawings by Frank M. Gregory, all with tissue guards. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt top edges. The book measures approximately 11" x 14 1/4" and contains 61 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9221

$225
Title: Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
Author: Charlotte Zolotow and Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1962 Author-Signed First Edition

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.

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the blank page opposite title page, and also has included a drawing of the rabbit. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The original dust jacket is preserved with mylar cover; the front flap has been clipped at the lower corner. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9222

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books about art, arcitecture and photography 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: $56.50
Lot 9223

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and modern transportation titles:

- American Maritime Paintings of John Stobart by John Stobart & Robert P. Davis - Dated 1991 by Penguin Books USA Inc. - Stated first printing. Oversize oblong volume in decorative dustjacket, with slight wear.
- Walt Disney's Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination that Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom by Michael Broggie - Dated 1997 by Pentrex (Pasedena) - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Ford Tri-Motor, 1926-1992 by William T. Larkins - Dated 1992 by Schiffer Publishing (West Chester, PA) - Brand new condition in dustjacket.
- Automobile Repairing Made Easy by Victor W. Page - Dated 1918 by Norman W. Henley Publishing Company - Cracking to front board.
- Questions and Answers Relating to Modern Automobile Design, Construction, Driving and Repair by Victor W. Page - Dated 1917 by Norman W. Henley Publishing Company - Stiff wrappers with gilt lettering to spine.

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: $20.50
Lot 9225

$40
Title: Fortunia
Author: Richard Schaubeck, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: New York: Frank Hallman
Printing Year: 1974, 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 back flyleaf; this is copy number 298 of 300. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The blue-gray soft cover features a letterpressed title in black. The volume measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9226

$35
It should be noted that these titles are part of a large collection of books illustrated by Maurice Sendak that are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann - Dated 1984 by Crown Publishers, Inc. - Stated First Edition in dustjacket. Translated by Ralph Manheim
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Dated 1969 by Scholastic Book Services - First printing in pictorial wrappers. Signed letter to Professor Eddy laid in
- Higgelty Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak - Dated 1967 by Harper & Row, Publishers - Price-clipped dustjacket
- The Light Princess by George MacDonald - Dated 1977 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Dustjacket. Second edition, with new reproductions of the pictures
- The Golden Key by George MacDonald - Dated 1976 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Dustjacket. Second edition, with new reproductions of the pictures. Afterward by W. H. Auden
- In Grandpa's House by Philip Sendak - Dated 1985 by Harper & Row, Publishers - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book by Iona & Peter Opie - Dated 1992 by Candlewick Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts) - First printing in mylar-covered dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9227

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Beni Montresor
Medium: Ink on watercolor paper
Year: 1961
Dimensions: Unframed drawing measures 9 7/8" by 18 1/8"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an ink drawing produced for the book On Christmas Eve by Margaret Wise Brown. The image shows four children each getting into a separate bed.

Beni Montresor (1926-2001) established an international reputation for staging sets and designing costumes for major opera houses including The Metropolitan and NYC Operas, LaScala in Milan, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and many others. He also worked extensively designing for the stage and film industries, and was the writer and director of two films, Pilgrimage(1972) and La Messe doree (1975).

The artist is best remembered as the writer and illustrator of many children’s books, including May I Bring A Friend, which won the 1965 Caldecott Medal. Since Mr. Montresor’s death in 2001, his work has been the subject of several retrospective exhibits in the US and abroad.

The work exhibits some age/wear indications; brown stains from old glue residue mostly in the blank margin, one intrudes slightly on the drawing of the third child. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9228

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of books about the American Civil War including 28 volumes of the Time Life series 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 9229

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on English history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
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