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Lot 9267

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of modern and classic literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 9268

$500
This lot includes the original pencil drawing "Chicken Soup with Rice" (5629) by Maurice Sendak shown in the corresponding image(s). This drawing was prepared in 1974 to teach the animators at Weston Woods his precise line and style in creating characters for "Really Rosie with the Nutshell Kids," its music composed by Carole King. This award-winning film (first broadcast on CBS-TV, February 1975) is based on Mr. Sendak's very successful miniature four-volume "Nutshell Library" (1962) using his actual printed text and some additional lyrics to link the narrative together; afterwards it was adapted to become a live musical off Broadway in 1980.

Animators prepared this picture in graphite and blue pencil with red highlights, drawn on a typical punched loose-leaf sheet measuring 10 1/4" x 12 1/2". The artist has attached a smaller sheet (9" x 11 1/2") revising their conception by re-drawing the upper half of Rosie dressed with her hat, stole and gloves, wielding partly drawn giant spoons, but not the bowl she stands in (which we can still be seen from behind); the actual size of this drawing is 5" x 5 1/2", also with his penciled signature signed lower right with the month "Jan." penciled below to indicate it is for the first calendar sequence of "Chicken Soup with Rice."

Maurice Sendak (b. 1928) is generally considered the most important book artist (illustrator) from the second half of the 20th century. This drawing sheet by him is registered as #5629 in the artist's digital image database as evidence of its authenticity and as a record of his creative genius. 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 9269

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on nautical transportation shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $67.50
Lot 9270

$140
Title: Bag of Bones
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1998 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in orange and white cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this novel by American horror and suspense writer Stephen King (b. September 21, 1947). Its themes include the trials of the writing process (the main character, Mike Noonan, has writer's block), the power of memory (the ghosts of Noonan's past as well as the ghosts of Sara Laughs, the lakeside house to which he moves) and the ghosts lurking close behind the everyday and the mundane. A human element, however, is the struggle of a young widow and her daughter to stay away from the grip of Max Devore, the power-mad figurehead of the community. "Bag of Bones" won the British Fantasy Award in 1999.

The author's inscription appears on the front flyleaf and reads: "For Charlie Fried - / Best wishes, / Stephen King." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. This book was originally acquired at "Betts Books" (Bangor, Maine), a bookstore specializing in Stephen King titles. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 529 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9271

$130
Title:Seven Little Monsters
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1977, Illustrator-Signed First American 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 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 $4.79 and has been clipped at the upper corner. The dust jacket has a gold Harper Crest sticker affixed. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9272

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of books about U.S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $76.50
Lot 9273

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of modern estate books:

- Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom - Dated 1997 by Doubleday - Signed by author, book is in mylar-covered dustjacket.
- Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre - Dated 2003 by Cannongate Books - Signed by author. First edition in mylar-covered dustjacket.
- Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry - Dated 1988 by Simon & Schuster - Signed by author, dustjacket.
- The Divine Comedy: Hell; Purgatory; Paradise by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1966 by Washington Square Press - Complete three volume set in slipcase. Translated by Louis Biancolli, illustrated by Harry Bennett.

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 9275

$60
Title:Along Came A Dog
Author: Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (reprint of 1958 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 $4.50 and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9276

$40
Title: The Story of the Imperial Light Horse in the South African War, 1899 - 1902
Author: George Fleming Gibson
Publisher: G. D. & Co.
Printing Year: 1937 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth, this antique volume is a scarce history this regiment based on war diaries of the period. They fought at Elandslaagte, Ladysmith and Mafeking. The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece, photographic plates and (fold-out) maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along gutters. Lightly age-toned pages are without annotations. Taping appears between pages 107 and 112 (text entirely legible). The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 351 pages plus 10 pages of appendix. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9277

$20
This lot features the following pieces of watercolor artwork:

- "M.C.A.H." - Watercolor - Dated 1904 in a frame that measures approximately 17 " by 11 " - Original watercolor of small sailboats in the foreground with larger ship and architecture in the background. Single mat in simple painted gold frame.
- "Moore" - Watercolor - Dated 1961 in a frame that measures approximately 30 " by 16 " - Profile view of military warship, possibly Italian. Very modern, almost abstract technique in natural wooden frame.
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 9279

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on U.S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 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 9280

$900
This reference lot includes the group of books and assorted material illustrated by Maurice Sendak shown in the corresponding image(s). It should be noted that these items are part of a large Maurice Sendak collection that is being offered in this auction. The books and various objects in this group were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

This group contains an autographed first printing of Bill Powers' "Behind the Scenes of a Broadway Musical" (Crown Publishers, 1982) and a copy of Joyce Y. Hanrahan's "Works of Maurice Sendak, 1947 -1994: A Collection with Comments" (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 1995). Among the items present are a substantial number of magazines containing articles on Maurice Sendak (including a copy of the Oct. 1972 issue of "National Lampoon" with its cartoon "Where the Weird Things Are"), newspaper clippings, auction catalogues, theater programs, (unused) holiday cards, etc. There is also a selection of books on illustrators (Cluad Lovat Fraser, Lothar Meggendorfer, etc.) with tributes by Sendak. Also included is material bearing Sendak illustrations such as a cloth book bag, a t-shirt, and a metal campaign-style button measuring approximately 4" in diameter. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 9281

$175
Title: Petit-Ours en Visite
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: L'ecole des Loisirs
Printing Year: 1970, Author-Signed First French 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 endpaper and has included an original drawing of "Little Bear" 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 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 60 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9282

$25
This lot includes the untrimmed press sheet of Maurice Sendak illustrations shown in the corresponding image(s). This is the complete series of 12 full-page illustrations to Heinrich von Kleist’s tragedy "Penthesilea," printed in full color and published in book form 1998 by HarperCollins.

This full sheet, printed only on one side and measures 19 x 25 inches, each design 4-5/8 x 3-1/4 inch arranged in four columns of three, with a vertical color-strip at the right fore-edge for accurate reproduction of the artist’s original pencil and watercolor images. Whether this was intended for binding up into book format with the printed text or for use in creating a separate suite of images (for a deluxe edition, which was never produced), we do not know, but it comes directly from the artist and is a wonderful curiosity filled with powerfully charged images as only Mr Sendak can create.

The story is about an army of Amazons who set out to conquer Greek heroes for the purpose of impregnating themselves to bring forth new females to inhabit their all-woman state. They arrive in the midst of the Trojan War and totally confuse both Greeks and Trojans as to their intended mission, briefly forcing their enemies into an alliance for self-preservation. Then Achilles the Greek meets Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons, and traditional roles reverse as Achilles is now the intended victim in a tragedy of love and war. This would be a great addition to any Sendak collection, though please be aware that these pictures show nudity and adult situations and are not intended for children.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9283

$15
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes 6 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as floral prints, wildlife etchings by Cooperstown artist Helga Edge, an excursion on the river and other content. The media include original etchings, Victorian lithograph, full-color modern lithograph, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9284

$15
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on transportation 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 9285

$90
Title:Little Bear
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1957, Illustrator-Signed Early 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 $2.75 and has been clipped at the lower corner. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4". 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 9286

$200
Title: Deutsche Volkstracthen - stadtische und landliche - vom XVI. Jahrhundert an bis zum Anfange des XIX. Jahrhunderts
Author: Friedrich Hottenroth
Publisher: Verlag von Heinrich Keller (Frankfurt am Main)
Printing Years: 1898 - 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in cloth-covered boards in a blue and red flower pattern, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this monumental German-language history of regional dress in Germany between the 16th and 19th century. The work contains many in-text illustrations and color plates providing images of folk costumes and traditional garments. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9287

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of children's literature titles inscribed to author Crosby Bonsall. Bonsall (1921 - 1995) was a pioneer in the field of early readers, picture books for young children who are just beginning to read independently. Many of these are mystery stories and describe different adventures of the "Private Eyes Club" - Skinny, Wizard, Tobby, and Snitch - in books such as "The Case of the Hungry Stranger," "The Case of the Cat's Meow," "The Case of the Dumb Bells," "The Case of the Scardey Cats," "The Case of the Double Cross." Other books by Crosby Bonsall feature stories about young children playing and solving problems. All her books are full of broad verbal and visual humor.

- Amateur Sugar Maker by Noel Perrin - Dated 1972 by University of New England (Hanover) - Stated first printing in dustjacket, illustrated by Robert MacLean.
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg - Dated 1968 by Atheneum - Dustjacket, illustrated by author.
- Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, Williams McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg - Dated 1968 by Atheneum - Dustjacket, illustrated by author.
- Mollie Make-Believe by Alice Bach - Dated 1974 by Harper & Row - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Here a Ghost, There a Ghost by Elizabeth P. Hoffman - Dated 1978 by Julian Messner - Illustrated by David Kingham.
- The Smartest Bear and His Brother Oliver by Alice Bach - Dated 1975 by Harper & Row - Stated first edition in dustjacket, illustrated by Steven Kellogg.
- The Dragons of the Queen by Mary Stolz - Dated 1969 by Harper & Row - Dustjacket, illustrated by Edward Frascino.

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 9289

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate 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: $62.50
Lot 9290

$550
Title: The Works of H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie
Printing Years: 1899 - 1916
Number of Volumes: Complete 20 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (June 22, 1856 – `May 14, 1925), an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.

The work contains frontispiece illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9291

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique song books:

- Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor compiled by H.S. Mosenthal - no date provided by Aktiengesellschaft (Wien) - German text, gilt embossing.
- The Obliging Elephant by Brian Grimshaw - Dated 1943 by Hammond, Hammond & Company, Ltd. (London) - Illustrated by Leslie S. Haywood.
- News-Chronicle Song Book edited by T.P. Ratcliff - no date provided by News-Chronicle Publications (London) - Decorative binding.
- Das Deutsche Volkslied compiled by Clemens Ochmalstich - no date provided by Richard Birnbach (Berlin) - German text, volume shows wear.
- Beruemte Walzer by Joseph Lanner - no date provided by Aktiengesellschaft - German text.
- Schubert-Leider compiled by Erich Schug - Dated 1921 by Artur Wolf (Vienna) - Decorative binding, German text.

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 9292

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique German-language books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains works on the Biedermeier period, Ernst Kornemann's "Weltgeschichte des Mittelmeerraumes" in two volumes, and volumes containing the writings of Morike, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Franz Wickhoff, and Else Lasker-Schuler, among others. 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: $18.50
Lot 9293

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books on U.S. History shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 9295

$90
Title:A Kiss For Little Bear
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1968, Illustrator-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.

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 $2.75. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4". 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 9296

$45
Title: Von Religion, Lehrmeinungen und Gebrauchen
Author: J. G. Herder
Publisher: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1798 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this theological work by Johann Gottfried von Herder (August 25, 1744 – December 18, 1803), a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic, who is associated with the periods of Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Weimar Classicism. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 /12" x 7" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9297

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of Theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $57.50
Lot 9298

$20
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on mysticism 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 9299

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of graphic novels and comic strips and original "Dagwood and Blondie" broadside poster 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: $22.50
Lot 9300

$200
This lot features the following piece of artwork: The Horn Book Magazine Cover reproduction

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1985
Dimensions: Signed and numbered (188/300). Unframed, measures 16 1/2" by 24"

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 for this children's book review journal is based upon a new cover design by Sendak. It shows a Randolph Caldecott caricature with the artist portrayed as a "Wild Thing" learns to draw by studying Caldecott's famous fine lines. The work is HAND SIGNED by the artist. Joyce Y. Hanrahan rates this work (C15b) as "uncommon" in her bibliography of Maurice Sendak. 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 9301

$100
Title:Little Bear
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1957, Illustrator-Signed Early 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 $2.75 and has been clipped at the lower corner. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4". 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 9302

$200
Title: Syria - Revue d'Art Oriental et d'Archeologie
Publisher: Librarie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner
Printing Year: 1938-1945
Number of Volumes: 10-volume set

Notes: Bound in their original wrappers, this antique set is a scarce collection of important Orientalia reports. Included are Volume 19 (in four parts), Volume 20 (in four parts, lacking part two and including a duplicate copy of part four), and Volume 24 (in four parts, produced in two books). The work is illustrated with many photographs and artist's renderings.

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

The volumes show some external age/wear, some covers are detached, and have clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 9303

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on English history:

- The History of Chivalry by G.P.R. James - Dated 1833 by J. & J. Harper - Library binding around original boards, which show wear.
- Memories and Records by Lord Fisher - Dated 1920 by George H. Doran Company - Two volume set, ex-library.
- Speeches of Henry Lord Brougham - Dated 1841 by Lea and Blanchard (Philadelphia) - Two volume set, ex-library. Volume I shows external wear 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: $10.50
Lot 9304

$250
Title: England's Monarhcs [sic]; or, a Compendious Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions, and Observable Passages... which have hapned [sic] during the Reigns of the Kings and Queens of England, from the Invasion of the Romans to this Present. Adorned with Poems, and the Pictures of every Monarch . . .
Author: R. B.
Publisher: Nathaniel Crouch
Printing Year: 1685

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce work presenting biographical sketches and woodcut portraits of all the English kings and queens from William the Conqueror to James II. This is the second edition, "very much enlarged." The volume is also illustrated with bright frontispiece portrait of James II. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9305

$80
Title:Little Bear's Friend
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1961, Illustrator-Signed Early 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 $2.75 and has been clipped at the lower corner. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4". 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
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