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Lot 9230

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of 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: $53.50
Lot 9231

$225
Title: Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More To Life
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1967, Author-Signed First Edition

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

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

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

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

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

The author has signed the book on the front flyleaf and has included an original drawing of the cat "milkman" above his signature. The volume (Hanrahan A68) shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The dust jacket front flap indicates an original price of $4.95, and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9232

$90
Title: Jubilee History Commemorative of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Creation of Lackawanna County
Author: Thomas Murphy
Publisher: Historical Publishing Company (Topeka - Indianapolis)
Printing Year: 1928 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this impressive history of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It lies at the northern edge of the Coal Region, northwest of the Poconos. It was created on August 13, 1878, from part of Luzerne County, and is Pennsylvania's most recently established county. It is named for the Lackawanna River.

The work is profusely illustrated with in-text photographs and tissue-guarded plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9233

$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.

- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George - Dated 1972 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by John Schoenherr.
- The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton - Dated 1971 by The Macmillan Company
- M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton - Dated 1974 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.
- It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville - Dated 1963 by Harper & Row
- Freaky Friday by Mary Rogers - Dated 1972 by Harper & Row
- The Rotten Book by Mary Rogers - Dated 1969 by Harper & Row - Illustrated by Steven Kellogg.
- Charley Sang a Song by H.R. Davis & Daniel Hays - Dated 1964 by Harper & Row - Uri Shulevitz

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 9234

$1500
Title: Al Mukhtasar fi Akhbar al-Bashar
Author: Abual-Fida, Ismail ibn Ali
Publisher: n/a
Printing Year: c1837

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with 3/4 leather binding, this antique volume is a scarce early description Islamic text written entirely in Arabic.

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

The volume shows significant external age/wear with tape over spine, the text block is intact and separated from the boards, the pages are clean and bright, there is a Columbia University bookplate on the endpaper and stamping on the title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9235

$20
This lot features the following pieces of artwork originally appearing in Vanity Fair Magazine:

- "Wag" - Chromolithograph - Dated 1900 in a frame that measures approximately 14 1/2 " by 20 1/2 " - Caricature of "ex-President Steyn" that appeared in the August 9, 1900 edition of the magazine. In brown wooden frame and light green cloth mat, this humorous litho by the famous illustrator is in excellent condition.
- "Spy" - Chromolithograph - Dated 1891 in a frame that measures approximately 14 1/2 " by 20 1/2 " - Caricature of "The Cape" that appeared in the March 28, 1891 edition of the magazine. In brown wooden frame and light green cloth mat, this humorous litho by the famous illustrator is in excellent condition.
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 9237

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 9238

$35
Title: The Yellow Fairy Book
Editor: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1929 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with bright silver embossing, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a classic of children's literature, one of one of Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books (a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections). Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

This edition contains a foreword by Mary Gould Davis. The work contains numerous in-text and full-page (color) illustrations by H. J. Ford. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Front flyleaf bears pencil and crayon markings. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 404 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9239

$60
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: $79.50
Lot 9240

$40
This lot includes the rare autographed Maurice Sendak poster shown in the corresponding image(s). Text reads "Rosie from 'The Sign on Rosie’s Door' and The Nutshell Kids from 'The Nutshell Library' (Harper & Row) Star in a CBS-TV Special MAURICE SENDAK’S REALLY ROSIE an animated film written and directed by Maurice Sendak, music composed and performed by Carole King, produced by Sheldon Riss, February 19, 1975."

This is the poster for the original animated film presentation, and the basis for "The Chelsea Theatre version" (1980) starring live actors on stage, later produced by Night Kitchen Theatre, Mr. Sendak’s acclaimed national repertory company for children.

Stiff cardboard with fold-out stand-up hinge in back (never used). SIGNED in full by the artist. Poster measures approximately 18" x 12". Yellow flyer announcing television screening (with same text as poster) is laid in. 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 9241

$300
It should be noted that these titles belong 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 at 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:

- Viele viele Kinder-spiele (A Hole Is To Dig) by Ruth Krauss- Dated 1968 by Diogenes (Zurich) - This is a German translation of "A Hole To Dig." The volume is signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak on the inside free front endpaper with drawing of boy above signature
- Es ist fein klein zu sein! (Open House for Butterflies) by Ruth Krauss - Dated 1968 by Diogenes -This is a German translation of "Open House for Butterflies." The volume is signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak on the inside free front endpaper with drawing of an infant above signature

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 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9242

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on World War II 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 9243

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on art shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $95.50
Lot 9244

$175
Title: Marlborough: His Life and Times
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Years: 1933 - 1938 First U.S. Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce first American edition of this massive biography of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (May 26, 1650 – June 16, 1722) by his descendant Winston S. Churchill (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965), noted statesman and British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

Marlborough was a prominent English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs throughout the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he loyally served the Duke of York through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic mentor for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702, however, that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers, and secured his fame and fortune.

Churchill had conceived the idea of writing the book by 1929, when the conservative defeat in the general election meant that he was no longer a government minister, giving him both spare time and the loss of his ministerial salary. His first act in preparing the book was to employ Maurice Ashley part-time for a salary of £300 per year to carry out research about Marlborough. Ashley later produced his own biography of Marlborough, in 1939. Churchill, with other assistants, worked on and published a number of different historical books while work on Marlborough was proceeding. Churchill turned seriously to writing Marlborough after Easter 1932, following pressure from his publishers. His initial draft was passed to Edward Marsh, who had been his private secretary while a government minister, with instructions to look out for repetitions, boring passages or clumsy sentences. He wrote over 300 letters requesting information or opinions about the work in progress.

All volumes in this set bear the letter "A" and publisher's seal on copyright page. The American edition of this work was produced in 6 volumes rather than the 4 of the British. The setting, illustrations, and maps are identical to the English 4 volume work, including a number of fold-out maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly-age toned pages. Library stamps appear on title pages. Removal traces of pasted-on dustjacket labels can be seen on endpapers. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 9245

$90
Title:Sarah's Room
Author: Doris Orgel, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1963, 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 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 $2.57 and has been clipped at the upper corner; a Harper Crest gold label is affixed to the front of the mylar-covered dust jacket. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9246

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on music 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 9247

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on subjects that include nature, agriculture and animals 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 9248

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed first printings of titles by African-American author Everette "E." Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009). Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books to make The New York Times Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African American or gay authors of his era. All books are in excellent condition and in their original dustjackets (now in transparent plastic covers):

- If This World Were Mine - Dated 1997 by Doubleday
- What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir - Dated 2003 by Doubleday
- Any Way the Wind Blows - Dated 2001 by Doubleday

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9249

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on aviation shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 9251

$60
Title: Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1965 Author-Signed Early 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."

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).

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 additional drawing of Hector above his signature. This work appears in its original dust jacket with price of $4.95 on the front inside jacket flap; flap has been clipped at both inside corners. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9252

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique German-language titles bound in leather with raised bands:

- Geschichte Bohmens by Adolf Bachmann - Dated 1899 / 1905 by Friedrich Andreas Perthes (Gotha) - 2 volumes
- Deutsche Reichsgeschichte im Zeitalter Friedrich III. und Max I. by Adolf Bachmann - Dated 1884 / 1894 by Verlag von Veit & Comp. (Leipzig) - 2 volumes
- Geschichte Kaiser Friedrichs IV. und seines Sohnes Maximilian I. by Joseph Chmel - Dated 1840 / 1843 by Friedrich Perthes (Hamburg) - 2 volumes. Spine cover of second volume detaching from one edge
- Reformatoren vor der Reformation, vornehmlich in Deutschland und den Niederlanden by C. Ullmann - Dated 1866 by Verlag von Friedrich Andreas Perthes (Gotha) - Volume I only. Cracked hinges

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 9253

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books covering the full specrtum of music 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 9254

$300
This lot includes the autographed Maurice Sendak poster shown in the corresponding image(s). This poster shows a collection of characters from the author's most famous productions, depicting images from his earlier picture books newly portrayed in anticipation of their being re-published. The republication project was delayed for a decade and distribution of this original 1990 poster was restricted. Eventually, the image was revised and produced in 2001 to celebrate Sendak’s "Fifty Years as a Children’s Books artist," now adding characters from "We are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy" (1993).

This well-preserved poster measures approximately 20" x 16". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9255

$15
This lot is part of a collection of Elfquest comic books from the copper and modern ages that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following issues:

- Siege at Blue Mountain by Wendy and Richard Pini - Dated from 1987 to 1988, including issues 1 through 8
- Hidden Years by Wendy and Richard Pini - Dated from 1992 to 1994, including issues 1 through 11, including issue 9 and a half
- Kings of the Broken Wheel by Wendy and Richard Pini - Dated from 1991 to 1992, including issues 6 through 9
- New Blood by Wendy and Richard Pini - Dated from 1992 to 1994, including issues 1 through 12, 14 through 17, and the 1993 Summer Special

These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Some issues may show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9256

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 9257

$130
Title:Some Swell Pup
Author: Maurice Sendak and Matthew Margolis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1976, Illustrator-Signed First Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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 $5.95. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9258

$90
Title: Pope's Epistle Eloisa to Abelard
Author: Alexander Pope
Publisher: Bibliophile Society (Boston)
Printing Year: 1923 Limited Edition in Slipcases

Condition/Details: Bound in suede leather with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a poem by eighteenth-century English poet Alexander Pope (1688–1744). Originally published in 1717, this Ovidian heroic epistle was inspired by the 12th-century story of Héloïse's illicit love for, and secret marriage to, her teacher Pierre Abélard, perhaps the most popular teacher and philosopher in Paris, and the brutal vengeance her family exacts when they castrate him, even though the lovers had married.

This is one of 455 copies printed for members of the Bibliophile Society. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded copper plate etchings by W. H. W. Bicknell. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt top edges. Book is preserved in intact slipcase that fits into an outside slipcase. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 50 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9259

$40
This lot features the following pieces of Naval and Military themed art prints:

- N/A - Commercial lithography - No year stated in a frame that measures approximately 31 " by 17 1/2 " - Portrait of "The Scottish Regiments of the British Army 1895." Triple-matted in wood frame with gilt edges.
- Clifford James with T.G. Dutton - Victorian lithograph - No year stated in a frame that measures approximately 32 " by 26 " - A depiction of "The New York & London Packet Ship Devonshire." Matted antique print in decorative wooden frame painted matte gold; small loss of matter to lower right corner of frame.
- W.S. Archibald - Commercial lithography - c1950 in a frame that measures approximately 23 " by 20 " - Reproduction of a watercolor of a ship at port. Single mat in a natural wood frame.
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 9260

$225
Title: Titi Livii Historiarum Quod Extat Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis
Author: Titus Livius
Publisher: Louis & Daniel Elzevir (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1665 / 1664
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in parchment with black lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce early edition of this collection of the work of Titus Livius (59 BC – AD 17), known as Livy in English. Livy was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, "Ab Urbe Condita Libri," "Chapters from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. He was on familiar terms with the Julio-Claudian family, advising Augustus' grandnephew, the future emperor Claudius, as a young man not long before AD 14 in a letter to take up the writing of history.

This work is edited by J. F. Gronovius (1611 - 1671, Latinized form of Gronov), a German classical scholar and critic. In 1643, he was appointed professor of rhetoric and history at Deventer and in 1658 to the Greek chair at Leiden. Besides editing this work, he also contributed studies on Tacitus, Plautus, and Seneca's tragedies, among other important works.

The publishing house of Elzevirs was founded around 1580 by Louis (1540-1617). The Elzevirs were a Dutch family of printers working at Leyden, Amsterdam and other locations. Their output was prodigious, having issued some 1,600 editions of Latin, French and Italian classics between the years 1592 and 1681. Renowned for their fine presswork, the Elzevir tradition was carried forth by Louis’ five sons, all of whom were highly capable printers and publishers.

The work contains illustrated title pages. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to head of first volume and loss of material to the spine of second volume. The books are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Preliminary page in first volume, with annotations, is detached. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9261

$100
Title: The Golden Key
Author: George Macdonald, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1967 Author-Signed First Printing

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).

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 and has added a drawing of a bird above his signature. This work appears in its original dust jacket with price of $3.95 on the front inside jacket flap. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9262

$30
This lot includes the two Maurice Sendak posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These color posters are entitled "And the Wild Things Came to New York..." ("The 1996 Sony Holiday Windows by Maurice Sendak at the store on Madison Avenue and 55th Street"), and "Celebrating 50 Years of Maurice Sendak" (the latter is a reworking of the 1990 poster described in lot #254). The first poster measures approximately 18" x 24", the second 24" x 20". Both posters are well preserved. 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 9263

$120
This shelf lot includes the group of modern and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 9264

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

- Dominique by Eugene Fromentin - Dated 1928 by H. Piazza, Editeur (Paris) - Three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and marbled boards
- La vie de Disraeli by Andre Maurois - Dated 1928 by NRF - limited edition bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards
- Histoire des girondins by M. A. de Lamartine - Dated 1847 by Brockhaus & Avenarius (Leipzig) - Later reprint in 8 volumes
- La gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso - Dated 1828 by Co. Tipi Virgiliani - Two volumes in half-leather binding with raised bands and marbled boards

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 9265

$80
Title:The Wheel on the School
Author: Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (reprint of 1954 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 on the front flyleaf. 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 $4.95 and has been clipped at the lower corner; a Hans Christian Anderson Award gold label is affixed to the front of the mylar-covered dust jacket. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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