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Lot 5341

$15
This lot includes the group of books from Wells College shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include year books from 1928 through 1933, and a volume on the history of the College. 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: $13.50
Lot 5342

$90
Title: Revised United States Army Regulations of 1861
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: Bound in bright blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce revision of the US Army regulations, containing "changes and laws affecting army regulations and articles of war to June 25, 1863," just weeks before the Battle of Gettysburg. Also included with this volume is a volume of the 1861 printing of the revised regulations. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 594 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5343

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

- Sherman and His Campaigns by Col. S.M. Bowman and Lt.-Col. R. B. Irwin - Dated 1865 by Charles B. Richardson - Rebound in green cloth boards.
- Grant and Sherman; Their Campaigns and Generals by Hon. J. T. Headley - Dated 1866 by E. B. Treat & Co. - Rebound in brown cloth.
- On Sherman's Track; or, The South After the War by John H. Kennaway - Dated 1867 by Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday - Front and rear boards are detached, spine cover is lacking.
- Sherman's March Through the South by Capt. David P. Conyngham - Dated 1865 by Sheldon and Company - Front and rear boards are detached, portion of spine cover is lacking.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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 5344

$40
Title:Little Bear
Author: Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1957, 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 some external age/wear, with a small piece of tape and rubbing along the spine and cracking along the hinges. The pages are bound, with some water markings and age spotting. The bookplate of a previous owner is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5345

$100
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot showcase the illustrations of Jessie Willcox Smith. Included are Mother Goose (missing the final color plate), Water Babies, and a poster book. 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: $16.50
Lot 5346

$25
This lot includes the group of reports from the Adjutant-Generals of Massachusetts and Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). The reports from Massachusetts include those from 1863, 1864 and 1866 through 1869; from Maine include those from 1862-1866. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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 5347

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Civil War battles and campaigns:

- From Bull Run to Chancellorsville by Newton Martin Curtis - Dated 1906 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- A View of the Vicksburg Campaign by William Freeman Vilas - Dated 1908 by Wisconsin History Commission
- Bull Run, Its Strategy and Tactics by R. M. Johnston - Dated 1913 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- The Twelve Decisive Battles of the War: A History of the Eastern and Western Campaigns by William Swinton - Dated 1867 by Dick & Fitzgerald - Front free endpaper and title pages are detached.
- The Battle of Franklin Tennessee by Jacob D. Cox - Dated 1897 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Newspaper clippings pasted inside of front board.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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 5348

$70
Title: Round Fairyland with Alice and the White Rabbit
Author: Brenda Girvin
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Printing Year: c1916

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with a pictorial front board, this antique volume is a scarce work compiling some of the best-known fairy tales of Great Britain and Ireland at the time of this printing. The work is illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the board and spine edges. The text block contains age toned pages with some spotting throughout. Some of the pages are detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 312 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5349

$20
This lot includes the group of books on genealogy and heraldry shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including families of the United Kingdom, Lincolnshire, American Colonial Families, and Northowram, among others. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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: $20.50
Lot 5350

$70
Title: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Werner Company
Printing Year: 1886-1893
Number of Volumes: Complete eleven-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with black taped spines and white handwritten titles, this antique set is a complete look at Ohio's involvement in the Civil War. This set includes volumes from various editions, spanning 1886-1893. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show some external age/wear, having been recased, and the handwritten titles includes some volume number mislabeling and other mistakes, including an upside down title. The volumes are well bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 5351

$40
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in the lot are antique and vintage children's and juvenile's books featuring the works of Louisa M. Alcott, Dr. Seuss, Edgar Rice Burroughs, L. Frank Baum, and a wide variety of other authors. 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: $32.50
Lot 5352

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books by John Burke shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include a 1902 volume of Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage; a 1939 Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry; an 1887 Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom; an 1844 Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland; and a two-volume 1869 Vicissitudes of Families. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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: $25.50
Lot 5353

$90
Title: The Military Annals of Tennessee
Edited By: John Berrien Lindsley
Publisher: J. M. Lindsley
Printing Year: 1886

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce complete history of Tennessee's involvement in the Confederacy during the Civil War, containing "a review of military operations, with regimental histories and memorial rolls." The work is illustrated with portraits on the frontispiece page and throughout the text block. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine. The front board, rear board and spine cover are detached from the text block. The first few pages are detached and show chipping along the edges. The pages are clean with some age toning. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 910 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5354

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on genealogy and heraldry:

- Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage Edited by C. F. J. Hankinson - Dated 1941 by Dean & Son
- Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland - Dated 1905 by T. C. & E. C. Jack - Two-volume set.
- Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage by Sir Bernard Burke - Dated 1883 by Harrison - The spine cover is detached and the boards are cracked or separated along the hinges. The text block is separated into two parts and some pages are detached.
- Royal Descents and Pedigrees of Founders' Kin by Sir Bernard Burke - Dated 1864 by Harrison - The volume shows some wear, with sunning and rubbing to the spine and boards.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $22.50
Lot 5355

$15
This lot includes the group of medical books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including intelligence, diseases of the rectum, pharmacologie and the eyes, among others. This lot includes a set on strengthening the eyes, with text, eye charts and more to strengthen the eyes. 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: $10.50
Lot 5356

$35
Title: The Patrician
Author: John Burke
Publisher: E. Churton
Printing Year: 1846
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth, this antique set is a scarce complete set of works on genealogy, by John Burke. John Burke (1787–1848) was an Irish genealogist, and the original publisher of Burke's Peerage. He was the father of Sir John Bernard Burke, a British officer of arms and genealogist. In 1826 he published Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, better known by its modern name of Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. That was followed by the first edition of his Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage. Between 1833 and 1835 he produced four volumes entitled A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. About this time he commenced work, with John Bernard Burke, on the two volumes entitled The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants &c., but which were not published until after his death (volume 1 in 1848, volume 2 in 1851). (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The books in this set came from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with all of the spine covers lacking and boards detached. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5357

$45
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover the subject of children's literature and its history. 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: $20.50
Lot 5358

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on Jazz shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are part of a 40,000-volume inventory that we are selling over the last half of 2010. Due to health reasons, an established online book dealer is closing his business and we are handling the marketing of his inventory through our regular auction schedule. PLEASE NOTE: the books offered in this lot are not located at our gallery and will be shipped or made available for pick-up at the consigners place of business in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 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. 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: $84.50
Lot 5359

$80
Title: The Army Reunion, With Reports of the Meetings
Author: uncredited
Publisher: S. C. Griggs and Company
Printing Year: 1869

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, raised spine bands and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce description of the reunion of the Army of the Cumberland, the Army of the Tennessee, the Army of the Ohio and the Army of Georgia in Chicago on December 15 and 16, 1868. The work is illustrated with several engravings of important people in the armies. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with the front board detached, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 339 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5360

$275
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War:

- The History of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery by Thomas M. Aldrich - Dated 1904 by Snow & Farnham
- History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry by Edwin E. Bryant - Dated 1891 by Veteran Association of the Regiment
- The 48th in the War, Being a Narrative of the Campaigns of the 48th Regiment, Infantry by Oliver Christian Bosbyshell - Dated 1895 by Avil Printing Company - The front board is detached along the gutter, the tissue paper guard at the frontispiece is tearing.
- History of the Second Mass. Regiment of Infantry by George H. Gordon - Dated 1875 by Alfred Mudge & Son
- History of the Eleventh Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers by R. W. Rock - Dated 1881 by Providence Press Company

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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 5361

$45
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover children's books of Europe. Subjects include Czech, Victorian, Swedish, and British children's books and stories, some dating back three centuries. 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: $16.50
Lot 5362

$40
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books about U.S. History 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: $78.50
Lot 5363

$35
This lot includes the group of books on New York City shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include a three-volume set on the history of the City, a history of the Bank of New York, a volume on Long Island and a personal memoir of life in New York. 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: $15.50
Lot 5364

$30
Title: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
Author: Frederick H. Dyer
Publisher: The Dyer Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Rebound in black cloth with three quarter leather, gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is the scarce original work on the Civil War, divided into three parts - the first containing statistics on the formation of the armies and department, the troops and the commanders; the second containing a record of battles, campaigns, engagements, skirmishes and other important events; and the third containing a history of every regiment, battalion, battery or other organization. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear boards detached, portions of the spine cover lacking and remnants of tape that once held the spine to the boards. The text block is well bound with age toned pages, with a few pages at the beginning detached. The book measures approximately 10" x 12.5" and contains 1,796 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5365

$80
Title: The Story of a Cavalry Regiment, The Career of the Fourth Iowa Veteran Volunteers
Author: Wm. Forse Scott
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Fourth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry was organized at Camp Harlan in Mount Pleasant, Iowa beginning in September 1861, and mustered in for three years service under the command of Colonel Asbury B. Porter. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with portraits and maps, including several fold-out maps. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 602 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5366

$120
Title: Jolly Alphabet
Author: uncredited
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers
Printing Year: c1895

Condition/Details: Bound in color pictorial linen wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce children's alphabet book in mint condition. This new-old-stock comes from the archives of McLoughlin Brothers and has never been circulated. This volume contains color illustrations and a poem for each letter of the alphabet. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5367

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the War of 1812:

- The Military Heroes of the War of 1812, with a Narrative of the War by Charles J. Peterson - Dated 1859 by Jas. B. Smith & Co. - The front and rear boards are separating along the gutter.
- An Address of Members of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States by uncredited - Dated 1812 by Hudson and Goodwin - This volume has tape along the spine and a handwritten spine label.
- The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans by uncredited author - Dated 1836 by John Murray - Front and rear boards are detached and the spine cover is lacking.
- The Historical Reader, Containing The Late War by G. J. Hunt - Dated 1819 by G. J. Hunt - Previous owner's signature and handwriting on title page and inside of front and rear boards.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $6.50
Lot 5368

$90
Title: Memoirs of the Campaign of the North Western Army of the United States, A.D. 1812
Author: William Hull
Publisher: True & Greene
Printing Year: 1824

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce history of the War of 1812. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with tape along the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.75" and contains 229 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5369

$70
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover the subjects of Beatrix Potter, Andrew Lang, Arthur Rackman, and Edmund Dulac. 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: $13.50
Lot 5370

$175
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Celebration of Maurice Sendak

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1990
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 20" by 16"

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 piece is a remarkable collage and veritable who’s who of Maurice Sendak’s famous characters, depicting images from his earlier picture books newly portrayed in anticipation of their being re-published. The project got delayed for a decade and distribution of this original 1990 poster was restricted; eventually the image got revised and produced in 2001 to celebrate Sendak’s Fifty Years as a Children’s Books artist, now adding characters from We are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy (1993). The work (Hanrahan C35) is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in lower left corner outside image area. It should be noted that all of the Sendak posters in this auction come directly from the artist's own archive. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5371

$90
Title: History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5
Author: L. Allison Wilmer, J. H. Jarrett & Geo. W. F. Vernon
Publisher: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co.
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a history of Maryland Volunteer's in the Civil War. Included with this set are tipped in letters signed by W. F. Vernon. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show some external age/wear, with sunning to the spines and boards. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5372

$50
This lot includes the group of family photographs from the family of Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Two of the photographs are labeled on the back mentioning Mary Boynton, Louis' daughter, the first states the picture of a woman and baby is "Mary Boynton's sister and daughter." Another framed photograph says on the back that it is of Mary Boynton's father. Additionally, there are photographs and a framed fraternity paper from L. Sumner Fuertes, Louis' son. These photographs have come from a large collection of material relating to Louis Agassiz Fuertes' family.

A well-known painter and illustrator of birds, Louis Agassiz Fuertes was born on February 7, 1874 in Ithaca, New York. He was named after Louis Agassiz, a Harvard professor and naturalist. Growing up in Ithaca, Fuertes displayed an early interest in depicting birds. At the age of 14, he painted his first bird -- a male Red Crossbill. In 1892, he went on a family trip to Europe, where he was exposed to old master artworks, as well as many new species of birds. His parents' disapproval of painting as a career led him to enroll in Cornell University's Engineering School in 1893, from which institution he would graduate with an architecture degree, and also teach from 1923-1927. Upon graduating from college, he studied art for a year with Abbot H. Thayer, with whom he would remain in contact throughout his life. Another mentor Fuertes regarded highly was Elliot Coues, a leading ornithologist at the time. Fuertes created paintings and illustrations of birds for numerous books and magazines. For Arm & Hammer baking soda, he did a series of bird cards that were inserted into the product boxes, and which children enjoyed collecting. Fuertes was a member of several expeditions, one being the Harriman Alaska expedition in 1899, which allowed him to study and draw birds from around the world. His travels led him to explore Europe, Africa, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas. In his personal life, Fuertes married Margaret F. Sumner in 1904; they had two children. Fuertes did extensive field research, sketching birds in their natural habitats, and collecting specimens for studio resources. He had an innate ability to recreate a bird's coloring, anatomy, and position, as well as a capacity to recall precise detail from memory. Sadly, on August 22, 1927, Fuertes died when a train collided with his and his wife's car at Potter's Crossing, Unadilla, New York. "I still stick out for knowledge; good, sound, deep and appreciative knowledge as the one fundamental basic prerequisite of all art, and particularly of naturalistic art; my simple credo: it's easy, however, to believe in truth, as an abstract conception; quite another thing to discover and crystallize this truth into visible and permanent form." (Quote from: Peck, Robert McCracken. Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). Southwest Art, Nov. 1983:142). (biography courtesy of National Museum of Wildlife Art) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 5373

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include the work of Frances Hodgson Burnett. Titles include The Dawn of a To-Morrow, The One I Knew the Best of All, Sara Crewe - Little Saint Elizabeth, In the Closed Room, Two Little Pilgrims' Progress, and Once Upon a Time. 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: $10.50
Lot 5374

$140
Title: History of the Fifth Regiment, M.V.M.
Author: Frank T. Robinson
Publisher: W. F. Brown & Company
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown cloth with bright gilt and black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce, author-signed and -inscribed description of the Fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 237 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5375

$60
This lot includes the group of books on the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including the Army of the Potomac, a Military library, the Sumter & Alabama, the recollections of a drummer boy, and a two-volume naval history, among other topics. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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: $20.50
Lot 5376

$60
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include Oliver Twist, Ten Girls from Dickens, A Gallery of Children by A.A. Milne in the original dust jacket, Who's Who In the Land of Nod, and Todl by Uncle Remus 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: $13.50
Lot 5377

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include titles by Fitts, Converse, Calhoun, Hill, Rahborn, Chipman, Otis and Castlemon. 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: $15.50
Lot 5378

$55
Title: America Heraldica, A Compilation of Coats of Arms, Crests and Mottoes of Prominent American Families Settled In This Country Before 1800
Editor: E. De V. Vermont
Illustrator: Henry Rykers
Publisher: Brentano Brothers
Printing Year: 1886 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Oversized volume bound in forest green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce, limited edition compilation of black and white engravings depicting some of the most well known American families, including Columbus, Washington, Franklin, Hancock, and many more, with descriptions of their coats of arms. The volume also contains 16 pages of color plates of coats of arms. The volume is numbered This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some chipping to page edges. The previous owner tipped in color illustrations of the Roosevelt, Gist, Van Rensselaer and Dewey arms, as well as several addition color pages of arms in the back of the volume. The book measures approximately 12" x 15" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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