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Lot 9404

$30
Title: Styles of Radical Will
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1969 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright black lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed collection of eight essays by Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004), American author, philosopher, literary theorist, and political activist. The author's signature appears on the title page. This is perhaps the author's most expansive collection of essays, covering film (Bergman, Godard), politics (the famous "Trip to Hanoi" essay) and philosophy ("'Thinking Against Oneself:' Reflections on Cioran"). Sontag explores each of her subjects in a nuanced, objective, often opinionated, and always lively way. The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages.The dustjacket, with photograph of the author on the rear cover, is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 274 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9406

$22
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the large group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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: $550
Lot 9408

$90
Title: Dead-Eye Dick
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence
Printing Year: 1982 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this novel by Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007).

The novel's main character, Rudy Waltz, nicknamed Deadeye Dick, commits accidental manslaughter: he kills a pregnant woman who was vaccuming as a child, and lives his whole life seeking forgiveness for it. He was so traumatized by the events directly after the murder that he lives life as a "neuter," neither homosexual nor heterosexual. He tells the story of his life as a middle-aged man transplanted in Haiti, which symbolizes New York City, until the end, when the stream of time of the story catches up with him. At this point, he confronts an event that has been suggested and referred to throughout the novel. The generic Midwestern town of Midland City, Ohio (also the setting of "Breakfast of Champions") in which Rudy was raised is virtually destroyed by a neutron bomb. At the ending of the book, it appears that Rudy, while he may not have fully come to terms with his actions, has at least come to live with them. In addition, the ending is where Vonnegut provides his most direct commentary on society, although there are hints here and there throughout the novel.

Another key theme throughout the book is the relationship between Waltz and his parents. Vonnegut focuses on connecting the actions and attitudes of parents to the ensuing actions and attitudes of the offspring, in this case, Rudy Waltz. Rudy writes a play, based on events in the life of his father's former best friend. In the latter half of the book some scenes are described as theater scripts. (Plot summary courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket, with photo of the author on rear cover, is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 240 pages. It should be noted that other signed Vonnegut titles are being offered in this auction. Please also see lots 80, 148, 200, 274, 348. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9410

$55
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar - Dated 1966 by Pantheon Books - dustjacket with tear to edges in mylar cover
- How It Is by Samuel Beckett - Dated 1964 by Grove Press - First printing in dustjacket with tears to edges, Marilyn French's name appears on front endpaper
- The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake - Dated 1975 by Oxford University Press - dustjacket, reproduction in the original size of Blake's illuminated book, with an introduction and commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes
- The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke - Dated 1983 by Random House - First printing in dustjacket
- The Virtuoso by Margriet de Moor - Dated 1996 by Picador (London) - softcover, inscribed by the author to Marilyn French

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 9412

$55
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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: $29.50
Lot 9414

$28
Title: Reaching for the Moon
Author / Illustrator: Buzz Aldrin / Wendell Minor
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Printing Year: 2005 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in glossy pictorial paper covers with red, white and blue lettering to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce illustrated children's history of the Apollo lunar mission as told by Buzz Aldrin (b. 1930), an American aviator and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing, and the second person to set foot on the Moon. His mission commander Neil Armstrong was the first.

Aldrin's signature, as well as that of the illustrator, Wendell Minor, appears on a bookplate affixed to front endpaper. The work is illustrated with many bright color drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9415

$26
This lot includes the vintage black and white photo series shown in the corresponding image. The several dozen pictures offered here present images of the urban poor and the destitute (with accompanying texts providing testimonials). Plates measure approximately 11" x 14". 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: $12.50
Lot 9416

$70
Title: Wild Fowl Shooting, Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild Fowl: Their Resorts, Habits, Flights and the Most Successful Method of Hunting Them
Author: William Bruce Leffingwell
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Co.
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce authoritative work on bird hunting by renowned sportsman William Bruce Leffingwell. The work contains a frontispiece portrait and 13 engraved illustrations. The volume is disbound and lacks front board (spine and rear board are detached but present). Text block is intact with clean, unmarked pages and beautiful marbled flyleafs. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 373 pages plus 19 pages of advertisements at end. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9418

$20
Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Author / Artist: L. Frank Baum / Robert Sabuda
Publisher: Little Simon
Printing Year: 2000 Inscribed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in glossy pictorial boards, this volume is a scarce collectible pop-up of Baum's classic tale with designs by Robert Sabuda (b. 1965), a leading children's pop-up book artist and paper engineer. This pop-up version of the Oz story is intended to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This copy is made special by the inscription by Sabuda on the front flap: "Remember there's no place like home!" Sabuda's signature appears at the bottom of the flap. This is a wonderful accomplishment by one of the contemporary geniuses of paper engineering. There are seven double-page pop-ups in his highly intricate yet delicate style that gives new interpretation to this classic story. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9420

$60
Title: A Field Guide to the Birds: Giving Field Marks of All Species Found in Eastern North America
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1934 First Printing (Second or Third State)

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with white lettering, this antique volume is a rare first edition of this seminal ornithological work by Roger Tory Peterson, an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. This book is considered the first modern field guide, which sold out its first printing of 2‚000 copies in one week, and subsequently went through five editions.

This is the very early state printing (second or third), as identified by the shading on the egrets and whistling swan (facing Pages 12 and 18), which the engraver later cleaned up. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded color frontispiece, numerous in-text illustrations and plates (including four in color with tissue guards). The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is cracked. Page of illustrations with attached tissue guard between pages 124 and 125 has detached and is laid in. Top right-hand corner of final thirty pages shows water markings. Several illustrations pages bear small circular sticker. The endpapers bear previous owner's name, bookplate and annotations. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 167 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 9422

$35
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

Title: Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Editors: Jessica Bomarito & Jeffrey W. Hunter
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Printing Year: 2005
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in glossy pictorial hardcovers, this set is a scarce reference work The work contains numerous illustrations. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 9424

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

- Rollo's Correspondence - Dated 1850 by Hogan & Thompson (Philadelphia) - title in "The Rollo Series"
- The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is To Come by John Bunyan - Dated 1853 by T. Nelson and Sons - "With explanatory notes by Mason"
- Poems Dialogues in Verse and Epigrams by Walter Savage Landor / The Longer Prose Works of Walter Savage Landor by Charles G. Crump - Dated 1893 by J. M. Dent & Co. - Two volumes (each volume is the second volume of a two-volume set)
- The Lives of the Saints - Dated 1877 by J. A. McGee, Publisher - hinges are cracked
- The Atlantic Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art and Politics - Dated 1901 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Volume LXXXVII

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 9425

$28
Title: The Second Advent, or Coming of the Messiah in Glory, Shown To Be a Scripture Doctrine, and Taught by Divine Revelation, from the Beginning of the World
Author: An American Layman (Elias Boudinot)
Publisher: D. Fenton & S. Hutchinson (Trenton, New Jersey)
Printing Year: 1815

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with title label to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of theology by Elias Boudinot (1740 - 1821), a lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, N.J., who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a U.S. Congressman for New Jersey. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and Director of the United States Mint from 1795 until 1805. A devout Presbyterian, Boudinot supported missions and missionary work. He even wrote "The Age of Revelation" in response to Thomas Paine's "The Age of Reason." To that end, he was one of the founders of the American Bible Society, and served as its President after 1816. He argued for the rights of black and Indian citizens, and sponsored students to the Board School for Indians in Connecticut.

The author states his method and goal in writing this book in the following manner: "He (the author) made the prophetic declarations in the Scriptures, for a while, the peculiar object of his daily studies; at the same time humbly supplicating for aid from, and looking to the Spirit of God, who dictated those prophesies, for being led into all necessary truth, in enquiring into their genuine meaning. He must acknowledge that the passing events of the day alarmed him; and he thought he saw the signs of the latter day, foretold in the sacred record, thickening upon him. But here his fears arose, lest he might unwittingly slide into the error in judging of the prophesies altogether by the events, instead of comparing the events with the prophesies. To prevent this, he determined to guard against error, by forming a short compendium of what, on great consideration, comparing those prophesies yet to be fulfilled, with those which had already taken place, he verity believed was the meaning of the Spirit of God in the revelation of his will to his Church, as to what was to take place, as the signs of the second coming of the Saviour, to this our world. ... After consulting the Sacred Text, with close attention and critical precision, and comparing the result with the opinions of the most judicious writers on the important subject, he reduced to writing what he concluded was the design and meaning of the predictions and forewarnings of the Prophets, compared with those of Christ himself and his apostles. He then waited to see how far he was warranted in his conclusions by the events which were about to take place, if his construction was right."

The volume shows external age/wear, with front board detached. Text block is intact with age-toned pages; initial few pages and final 35 pages show water markings, the former to the bottom portion and the latter to their upper half. Previous owners' names appear on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 578 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9426

$40
Title: I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture
Author: Carter Wiseman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers
Printing Year: 2001 Signed Revised Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with bright embossed green lettering, this volume is a scarce signed biography of Ieoh Ming Pei, a Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-born American architect, known as the last master of high modernist architecture.

In 1990, "I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture" was published as the first full-length study of the life and work of this extraordinary artist. The revised edition includes a chapter on Pei's work since 1990, when he established a new relationship with his firm that enabled him to pursue more small scale, personal commissions. Illustrated from the rich archives of Pei Cobb Freed & partners, the book charts Pei's progress from his birth in China in 1917 through every milestone in his career to his preeminent position today. The author, noted architecture critic Carter Wiseman, has supplemented extensive and meticulous research with many hours of conversation with Pei, his family, his associates, and his clients. Wiseman focuses his text on the buildings of special relevance to Pei's career, and, whether discussing the Kennedy Library, the Meyerson Symphony Center, or the Louvre, he carefully considers the project's architectural, sociological, and personal dimensions. One sees how Pei's artistic vision has emerged, how he has deftly met the demands of each new situation and client, and how his charismatic personality has affected events."

Pei's signature appears on half-title page. The work is illustrated with many drawings and black-and-white and color photographs of the buildings the architect has designed the world over, including the John F. Kennedy Library, the Dallas Municipal Administration Center, the John Hancock Tower, the East Building of the National Gallery, the Fragrant Hill Hotel, the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, and, of course, le Grand Louvre. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4" and contains 340 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9428

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles:

- Good as Gold by Joseph Heller - Dated 1979 by Simon and Schuster - First Printing, dustjacket in mylar cover
- The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje - Dated 1992 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated First Edition in mylar-covered dustjacket
- The Widening Gyre by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1983 by Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence - First Printing in dustjacket
- Boy with a Loaded Gun by Lewis Nordan - Dated 2000 by Algonquin Books - First Printing in dustjacket
- Terrorist by John Updike - Dated 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf - 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: $9.50
Lot 9430

$45
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

Title: Joyce and Dante: The Shaping Image
Author: Mary T. Reynolds
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Printing Year: 1981 Inscribed to Marilyn French

Condition/Details: Bound with green cloth panels and white cloth to spine showing red lettering, this volume is a scarce seminal study by noted Joyce scholar Mary T. Reynolds (1913-2000) of the influence of Dante's poetry on the writing of the great modernist writer. The work is illustrated with a number of photographs of manuscripts. The author's inscription on front endpaper reads: "For Marilyn, / With admiration and affection - / Mary Reynolds / New Haven / September 10, 1981." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Intact mylar-covered dustjacket shows sunning to spine and edges. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 375 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 9432

$28
Title: All about Hawaii: Standard Tourist Guide - What To See and How To See It in the Island Territory
Publisher: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers with green and red lettering, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated guide providing historical and contemporary facts, as well as information on the legends of the islands. The work contains photos, fold-out maps and tables. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges have been reenforced. Pages are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 5" x 6 3/4" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9434

$50
Title: The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Author / Editor: James D. Watson / Gunther S. Stent
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Printing Year: 1980 Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed critical edtion of this classic study, with commentary, reviews and original papers. The author's signature appears on title page. This work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 298 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9435

$20
This lot includes the group of machine & technology related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes manuals and how-to guides. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 9436

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Brief Remarker of the Ways of Man; or, Compendious Dissertations, Respecting Social and Domestic Relations and Concerns, and the Various Economy of Life Designed for, and Adapted to, the Use of American Academies and Common Schools by Ezra Sampson - Dated 1823 by J. D. Bemis & Co. (Canandaigua, NY) - leather-bound volume with signs of age/wear, lacks upper portion of spine
- English Grammar by Lectures, Comprehending the Principles and Rules of Syntactical Parsing, Systematically; Containing Exercises in Syntax and a Key to the Exercises with a Lecture on Rhetorick (sic) by Joseph Hervey Hull - Dated 1824 by J. Wilson (Steubenville) - leather-bound 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: $4.50
Lot 9438

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles by former president Jimmy Carter:

- The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture - Dated 2002 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President - Dated 1982 by Bantam Books - dustjacket in mylar cover
- An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections - Dated 1988 by Bantam Books - first printing in dustjacket
- Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis - Dated 2005 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age - Dated 1992 by Times Books - dustjacket
- Living Faith - Dated 1996 by Times Books - dustjacket
- Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life by Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter - Dated 1987 by Random House - first printing in dustjacket
- Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation - Dated 1993 by Dutton Children's Books - first printing 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: $9.50
Lot 9440

$35
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siecle Culture by Bram Dijkstra - Dated 1986 by Oxford University Press - dustjacket, light rippling to top and bottom edges of text block
- The Complete Poems of Anna Akhamatova by Roberta Reeder & Judith Hemschemeyer - Dated 2000 by Zephyr Press - wrappers
- Terrible Perfection: Women and Russian Literature by Barbara Heldt - Dated 1987 by Indiana University Press - First printing in dustjacket
- Looking Back: Memoirs by Lou Andreas-Salome - Dated 1991 by Paragon House - First printing in dustjacket
- Erotic Sketches / Erotische Skizzen by Egon Schiele - Dated 2005 by Prestel Verlag (Munich) - red ribbon ties

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 9442

$10
Title: 50 anos de vida argentina
Authors: Esteban Pejkovich et al.
Publisher: Gente y la Actualidad (Buenos Aires)
Printing Year: 1974

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this folio volume is a scarce anniversary issue of the Argentinian photo magazine "Gente y la Actualidad." This periodical is in format and content very similar to "Life" magazine. This publication offers images of key figures and moments in the political and cultural life ot the South American country, inclunding images of Juan and Eva Peron, Jorge Luis Borges, etc. The work is illustrated with many (full-page) black-and-white and color photographs. The volume shows external age/wear, with creasing to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages and measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 202 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9444

$22
Title: Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook: Butterflies
Authors: Robert Sabuda / Matthew Reinhart
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Printing Year: 2001 Inscribed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper covers, this volume is a scarce pop-up book by Robert Sabuda (b. 1965), a leading children's pop-up book artist and paper engineer. His recent books, such as those depicting the stories of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland," have received wide popular and critical acclaim. The author's inscription appears on the first page and reads simply: "Best wishes, Robert Sabuda." The work is illustrated with many drawings. All of the colorful, delicate pop-ups are present and functioning. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9446

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of signed literary firsts in their original dustjackets:

- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - Dated 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Babel Tower by A. S. Byatt - Dated 1996 by Chatto & Windus (London) - first printing
- The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje - Dated 1992 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco - Dated 1989 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers - first printing, spotting to edges

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 9448

$35
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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 9450

$55
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- James Joyce: The Artist and the Labyrinth by Augustine Martin - Dated 1990 by Ryan Publishing (London) - Stated First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed to Marilyn French
- Joyce's Uncertainty Principle by Phillip F. Herring - Dated 1987 by Princeton University Press - dustjacket
- The Joycean Monologue by Constantin-George Sandulescu - Dated 1979 by A Wake Newslitter Press (Colchester, England) - wrappers
- Joyce in Nighttown: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into Ulysses by Mark Shechner - Dated 1974 by University of California Press - dustjacket
- James Joyce Pub Zurich by Fritz Senn - Dated 1978 by Schwiezerische Bankgesellschaft (Zurich) - original wrappers
- Immagini triestine per Giacomo Joyce by Alfonso Mottola - Dated 1991 by University of Tulsa - original wrappers, supplement to the "James Joyce Quarterly" Volume 28, Number 3, Spring 1991

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
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