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Lot 9306

$60
Title: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit: Tragodie in Funf Akten mit Vorspiel und Epilog
Author: Karl Kraus
Publisher: Verlag "Die Fackel" (Vienna)
Printing Year: 1922 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this signature anti-war play of the noted Austrian satirist Karl Kraus (1874-1936). This anti-war play (whose title translates into English as "The Last Days of Mankind") was Kraus's masterpiece, a work that combines dialogue from contemporary documents with apocalyptic fantasy and commentary from two characters called "the Grumbler" and "the Optimist." Its epilogue, "Die letzte Nacht" (The last night) had already been published in 1918 as a special issue.

The work contains a frontispiece illustration and plate at rear of volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 792 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9307

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of novels by James Hadley Chase shown in the corresponding image. All titles are complete with dustjacket, some of which show wear. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9308

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of literature and poetry 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 9309

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on music and entertainment shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 9310

$80
Title: Black Reconstruction: An Essay toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt To Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860 - 1880
Author: W. E. Burghardt Du Bois
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1935 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in black leatherette with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this major historical work by W. E. B. Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963), an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Library stamp is visible at bottom of title page; library markings can also be seen on foreword. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 746 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9311

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 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 9312

$55
Title: The New Testament
Publisher: n/a
Printing Year: c1816

Condition/Details: Bound in original or period patterned leather boards, this antique volume is a scarce early printing, written entirely in Syriac. The book is accompanied by a notecard, written by Professor Rabinowitz, which identifies the book as follows:

"This edition is probably the same as #36 in Brill Cat. No. 557. This ed. has same no. of pages as listed in that entry. The title page is very similar to the New Testament title page of the Old and New Testament edition shelved next to it, which I believe is the same as Brill Cat. No. 557, #39. Both were edited by S. Lee. Brill entry #36 was printed in London, 1816.



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.

During this auction, we are also offering the Old and New Testament edition referenced in Professor Rabinowitz' note - see lot #316. This volume shows external age/wear including tape reinforcing of the spine, is solidly bound with tape reinforcement at end papers, and has clean, bright pages with a few small endpaper notes and a Yale University bookplate. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 9.75" and contains 553 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9313

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage estate books:

- Cross Creek Cookery by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Dated 1942 by Charles Scribner's Sons - First edition in dustjacket, illustrated by Robert Camp.
- Frances and the Irrepressibles at Buena Vista Farm by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1905 by The Saalfield Publishing Company - Decorative binding, boards split.
- Reminiscences of Princeton College, 1845-1848 by Edward Wall - Dated 1914 by Princeton University Press
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming - Dated 1964 by Random House - Illustrated by John Burningham, in dustjacket.
- Photographic Art Secrets, With a General Discussion of Processes by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1931 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Illustrated by the author, dustjacket shows wear.
- Two Women Abroad: What They Saw and How They Lived by Adelaide S. Hall - Dated 1897 by Monarch Book Company (Chicago) - Boards split.
- Oh Skin-nay!: The Days of Real Sport by Wilbur D. Nesbit - Dated 1913 by P.F. Volland & Co. (Chicago) - Oblong volume.

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: $13.50
Lot 9314

$45
Title: Bevolkerungsgeschichte Italiens: I. Grundlagen. Die Bevölkerung Siziliens und des Königreichs Neapel; II: Die Bevölkerung des Kirchenstaates, Toskanas und der Herzotümer am Po; III. Die Bevölkerung der Republik Venedig, des Herzogtums Mailand, Piemonts, Genuas, Corsicas und Sardiniens. Die Gesamtbevölkerung Italiens
Author: Karl Julius Beloch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co. (Berlin)
Printing Years: 1937 / 1940 / 1961
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce complete collection of this exhaustive German-language demographic study of Italy by classical and economic historian Karl Julius Beloch (January 21, 1854 – February 1, 1929). In 1870 he moved to Italy for health reasons, where he subsequently studied in Palermo and Rome. In 1875 he received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. In 1879 he became a professor extraordinarius of ancient history at the University of Rome, where he remained for almost all of his professional career.

Beloch is known for his critical examinations of classical Greek and Roman history. He was skeptical of traditional sources, and frequently presented a new and subjective reconstruction of historical events. These viewpoints placed him out of favor with several influential German scholars, particularly famed historian Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903). In 1889 Beloch was denied professorship at Breslau, a position which had been vacated by Eduard Meyer (1855-1930), and instead given to Ulrich Wilcken (1862-1944).

First two volumes are in their original wrappers. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4" / 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" / 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" respectively. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9315

$45
Title:The Light Princess
Author: George Macdonald, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1969, Illustrator-Signed First Printing, "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 $3.95. 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 9316

$55
Title: The Old and New Testaments
Publisher: n/a
Printing Year: c1825

Condition/Details: Re-bound in modern blue cloth boards, this antique volume is a scarce early printing, written entirely in Syriac. The book is accompanied by a notecard, written by Professor Rabinowitz, which identifies the book as follows:

"The Old and New Testaments in Syriac (=the Peshitta). 1823-26? This edition is probably the same as #39 in Brill Catalogue number 557. The number of pages of each testament is exactly the number as listed in that entry. The Brill entry was printed in London for use of the Syrian Church of Malabar."



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.

During this auction, we are also offering a similar New Testament in Syriac referenced in Professor Rabinowitz' collection - see lot #312. This volume shows light external age/wear, is solidly bound with bright pages, Professor Robinowitz' name is discreetly handwritten on the endpapers. The book measures approximately 8" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9317

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books covering a wide range of 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: $76.50
Lot 9319

$15
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on science fiction and technology 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: $86.50
Lot 9320

$35
Title: The Russo-Japanese War: A Photographic and Descriptive Review of the Great Conflict in the Far East Gathered from the Reports, Records, Cable Dispatches, Photographs, etc. etc. of Collier's War Correspondents
Authors: Richard Harding Davis et al.
Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son
Printing Year: 1905 with Russo-Japanese War Atlas (Crossman & Sielcken, 1904)

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown boards with burgundy cloth spine and pastedown photo of troops on the march, this antique folio volume is a scarce work on the Russo-Japanese war (February 1904 – September 5, 1905), a conflict that grew out of the rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire over Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were Southern Manchuria, specifically the area around the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden, the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea.

The work is profusely illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. A 16-page atlas with color maps published by Crossman & Sielcken has been laid in (spine shows taping). The book measures approximately 11" x 16" and contains 143 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9321

$150
Title:Higgleti Piggleti Pop!
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher:Diogenes
Printing Year: 1969, Author-Signed First German 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 shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. 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 9322

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books covering a wide swath of world historyshown 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 9323

$140
This shelf lot includes the group of books written by or about Winston Churchillshown 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 9324

$20
This shelf lot includes the very large group of reference 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: $62.50
Lot 9325

$55
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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: $39.50
Lot 9326

$45
It should be noted that these titles are part of a large collection of books illustrated by Maurice Sendak that are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures by Maurice Sendak - Dated 1993 by Michael di Capua Books / Harper Collins Publishers - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- The Cunning Little Vixen by Rudolf Tesnohlidek - Dated 1985 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- The Love for Three Oranges: The Glyndebourne Version by Frank Corsaro - Dated 1984 by Bodley Head (London) - First Edition in protective plastic cover
- Swine Lake by James Marshall - Dated 1999 by Michael di Capua Books / Harper Collins Publishers - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Pierre or the Ambiguities by Herman Melville - Dated 1995 by HarperCollins Publisher - Stated First Edition in dustjacket. Kraken Edition edited by Hershel Parker

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9327

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

- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell - Dated 1951 by Secker & Warburg (London) - Mylar-covered dustjacket shows wear.
- The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie - Dated 1995 by Pantheon Books - Stated first American edition in dustjacket, which shows traces of removed price stickers.
- Fury by Salman Rushdie - Dated 2001 by Random House - Signed by author, stated first edition in dustjacket.
- The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher - Dated 1993 by Harper Collins - Signed by author, stated first edition in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9328

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of reference 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: $62.50
Lot 9329

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on medieval 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: $36.50
Lot 9330

$40
Title: The Gillygoofang
Author: George Mendoza
Publisher: Dial Press, Inc.
Printing Year: 1968 First Printing Signed by Illustrator Mercer Mayer

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards, this oblong volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work of children's literature by author and editor George Mendoza. Mercer Mayer (born December 30, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American children's book writer and illustrator. He has published over 300 books using a wide range of illustrative styles. Mayer is probably best known for his "Little Critter" and "Little Monster" series of books.

The illustrator's inscription to children's literature author Crosby Bonsall on verso of front flyleaf reads "For Crosby / Best Wishes / Mercer Mayer." 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.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 26 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9331

$35
Title:I'll Be You and You Be Me
Author: Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Bookstore Press
Printing Year: 1973 (Soft cover reprint from the 1954 original), Illustrator-Signed, "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 book measures approximately 7" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9333

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on European military history in dustjackets:

- The Victorian Army and the Staff College, 1854-1914 by Brian Bond - Dated 1972 by Eyre Methuen (London).
- Richard Simkin's Uniforms of the British Army: The Cavalry Regiments by W.Y. Carman - Dated 1982 by Webb & Bower (Exeter)
- Dress Regulations for the Officers of the Army (including the Militia), 1900 by War Office - Dated 1969 by Arms and Armour Press (London) - Stated first edition.
- Napoleonic Uniforms, Volume I by Col. John R. Elting - Dated 1993 by Macmillan Publishing Company - Illustrated by Herbert Knotel.
- Military Uniforms in Canada, 1665-1970 by Jack L. Summers & Rene Chartrand - Dated 1981 by Canadian War Museum (Ottawa)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9334

$50
Title: Sammtliche poetische Werke des Herrn Friedrich von Hagedorn
Publisher: Franz Anton Schrambl (Vienna)
Printing Years: 1790 - 1791
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce edition of the work of German poet Friedrich von Hagedorn (April 23, 1708 – October 28, 1754). Hagedorn was the first German poet who bears unmistakable testimony to the nation's recovery from the devastation wrought by the Thirty Years' War. He was eminently a social poet. His light and graceful love-songs and anacreontics, with their undisguised joie de vivre, introduced a new note into the German lyric; his fables and tales in verse are hardly inferior in form and in delicate persiflage to those of his master La Fontaine, and his moralizing poetry re-echoes the philosophy of Horace. He exerted a dominant influence on the German lyric until late in the 18th century.

This collection appears in 5 books bound in 2 volumes. This set appears as volumes of the "Sammlung der vorzuglichsten Werke deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show external age/wear, with loss of spine label to first volume and detaching label to second. Previous owner's name stamped on title pages. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 3 1/4" x 6". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9335

$35
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.

- Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells - Dated 1973 by The Dial Press - Stated first printing in dustjacket, illustrated by author.
- How Spider Saved Christmas by Robert Kraus - Dated 1970 by Windmill Books - Stated first printing in dustjacket.
- Draw Back the Curtains: An Autobiography by V.C. Buckley - Dated 1972 by The Abbey Press (Abingdon) - Dustjacket.
- Last One In is a Rotten Egg by Leonard Kessler - Dated 1969 by Harper & Row - Dustjacket.
- Camp KeeWee's Secret Weapon by Janet Schulman - Dated 1979 by Greenwillow Books
- Lady Bugatti by Kevin Hawkes - Dated 1991 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books - Oblong volume, stated first edition in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9336

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of reference and guide books for many types of collectales 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: $97.50
Lot 9337

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of books Art, Art History and related topics shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 4,000 books which we are offering during this auction, all coming from a single online bookstore that has closed rather suddenly due to medical reasons. This stock was well cataloged, with detailed descriptions and the online entries for all these books are available to winning bidders, making speedy upload of any books from this inventory to a new or existing bookstore, very easy. Visit our website to find the link for viewing these descriptions - simply cut and paste those that apply to any books you purchase from this group. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 9338

$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 eight varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as a portfolio of famous paintings of Land and Sea, hand tinted river landscape, a boy and girl in Spanish costume, and other content. The media include photographs, 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 condition with some light age/wear indications; The "Legend of the Lake" exhibits extensive moisture indications, and the unidentified portrait of a man has slipped inside the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $34.50
Lot 9339

$10
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: $62.50
Lot 9340

$25
Title: Der Struwwelpeter: Ein Bilderbuch macht Karriere
Editors: Johannes Baumgartner et al.
Publisher: Privately Published (Freiburg)
Printing Year: 1996 / 1998
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue and red cloth with bright illustrated paper cover-labels, this set is a scarce descriptive catalogue that provides detailed accounts the various editions, translations, anthologies and parodies of Heinrich Hoffman's cautionary rhymes for children. The work is profusely illustrated with color plates and black and white photos of covers or title pages of titles listed. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9341

$100
Title:Kenny's Window
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: No date stated (later printing from 1956 original), Illustrator-Signed, "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 $3.95, and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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