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Lot 5039

$45
Title: The Battery
Author: Rodman Gilder
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1936 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cream boards with red spine backing, gilt embossing and red slip case, this antique volume is a scarce, author-signed limited edition history of four centuries on Manhattan Island's tip. This volume is a limited edition, numbered four of 228. The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece and pictures throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with slight rubbing to the spine cover, and is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.75" and contains 304 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5040

$90
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on history and genealogy shown in the corresponding image(s). 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: $66.50
Lot 5041

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Civil War:

- Rifle Shots and Bugle Notes; Or, The National Military Album by Joseph A. Joel and Lewis R. Stegman - Dated 1884 by Grand Army Gazette Publishing Co. - Decoratively bound in red boards with black and gilt embossing. Front board is detached and spine cover is detached from front board.
- War Powers During the Constitution of the United States by William Whiting - Dated 1864 by Little, Brown & Company
- From Manassas to Appomattox by James Longstreet - Dated 1896 by J. B. Lippincott - Decoratively bound. The top portion of the spine cover is separated along the rear board.
- Advance and Retreat, Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate States Armies by J. B. Hood - Dated 1880 by Hood Orphan Memorial Fund - The front board is detached and the 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: $13.50
Lot 5042

$90
This lot includes the group of reports from the Adjutant-Generals of Iowa, Missouri and Kansas shown in the corresponding image(s). The reports from Iowa include various pieces from 1863-1876; the reports from Missouri include reports from 1863-1865; and a report from Kansas from 1883-84. 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 5043

$110
Title: In The Night Kitchen
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1970

Condition/Details: Bound in cream-colored buckram cloth with a brightly covered design on the front board and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce volume of this children's classic story, signed by the author Maurice Sendak. The work is illustrated with many brightly colored, original drawings throughout by Sendak. 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." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book includes the previous owner's original designed bookplate inside the front board. The dust jacket has been clipped at the bottom front corner. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5044

$600
This lot includes the group of American Civil War era ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an original signed letter from Union General, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Massachusetts Governor Nathaniel P. Banks dated Feb 19th 1858 along with an antique engraving of the general. Also in this lot are several Civil War military leave passes with names like Capt. Steadman, T.W. Sherman, W.H. Stewart, Drake DeKay and others, some personal items from a Private Charles L Hutchins such as his discharge papers a ten dollar Confederate bill and some rail road and steamer tickets, a letter written in 1862 for extra duty pay entitled to George Saur of Co F 8th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and an original photo and many copied documents concerning Sylvester W. Cummings 2nd Lt Co G 29th Infantry of Freedom Maine. 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 lot, 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: $4.50
Lot 5045

$60
This lot includes the group of US history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including a two volume set, The History of the Confederate War, and titles on war with Mexico, the Indian wars, the Revolutionary War, the Mississippi Basin, flags of the Revolution, the War of 1812, and military essays, 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: $16.50
Lot 5046

$45
Title: The Confederate Secession
Author: Marquees of Lothian
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing on the boards, this antique volume is a scarce description of the US Civil War from the international perspective of the Marquees of Lothian, with the name William Schomberg Robert Kerr handwritten above his title. 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 board detached and the spine cover lacking, with a small portion remaining attached to the rear board. The work is well bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 225 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5047

$40
This lot contains an etched copper plate of a gateway along the Seine. Included in the etching is the signature of Louis A. Fuertes, dated '94. The etching shows well, with a stone gate, a church steeple in the background, and a small bird in the lower left corner.

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: $6.50
Lot 5048

$175
This lot features the following piece of signed artwork: New York Is Book Country Poster

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1988
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 18 1/2" by 24"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

This is the Tenth Anniversary poster which coincidentally occurred during the 25th Anniversary of "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), encouraging the artist to remember old New York’s antiquarian book row: Biblio & Tannen, Dauber & Pine and Schultes Bookshop, Argosy and Samuel Weiser book stores still active but now relocated, with a giant Wild Thing gnawing at the celebratory bunting while reading Grimm’s fairy tales, William Blake, &c. It was issued on September 18, 1988 to benefit Children’s Services, New York Public Library. The work (listed in Hanrahan as C18b) is HAND SIGNED by the artist. 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 5049

$250
Title: Shaler's Brigade. Survivors of the Sixth Corps, Re-Union and Monument Dedications at Gettysburg
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Order of the Brigade Association
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled boards with three quarter cloth and the original light blue front wrapper is inside, this antique volume is a scarce description of the Sixth Corps, a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The corps was organized as the Sixth Provisional Corps on May 18, 1862, by uniting Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin's Division, which had just arrived on the Virginia Peninsula, with Maj. Gen. William F. Smith's Division, which was taken away from the IV Corps for this purpose. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is signed by Alexander Shaler on the original front wrapper. Alexander Shaler (March 19, 1827–December 28, 1911) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg. After the war, he was at various times the head of the New York City Fire Department, president of the National Rifle Association, and mayor of Ridgefield, New Jersey. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 176 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5050

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- State of Montana Pioneer Day, November 4, 1910 by uncredited - Dated 1910 by State Historical and Miscellaneous Library - Original wrappers stored in pamphlet binder.
- University of Montana Bulletin - The Location, Representation and Patenting of Mineral Lands in Montana by A. E. Adami - Dated 1923 by State School of Mines - Original wrappers bound in library-issued boards.
- The Inland Empire Of the Pacific Northwest a History by George W. Fuller - Dated 1928 by H. G. Linderman - Includes volumes two and three.

The volumes in this lot are ex-library books. 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 5051

$50
Title: The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events
Editor: Frank Moore
Publisher: G. P. Putnam and D. Van Nostrand
Printing Year: 1861-1868
Number of Volumes: Complete 12-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete collection of twelve volumes describing the Civil War. The set includes Volumes I through XI, with a supplementary issue to Volume I. Volumes one through six were published by G. P. Putnam from 1861-1863, and volumes seven through eleven published by Van Nostrand from 1864-68. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with some boards and spine labels detached or lacking. Overall, the volumes appear well bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 5052

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War regimental histories:

- History of the Michigan Organizations at Chickamauga Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge by uncredited - Dated 1899 by Robert Smith Printing Co.
- The Dutchess County Regiment by Rev. Edward O. Bartlett - Dated 1907 by The Danbury Medical Printing Co.
- A Register of the Commissioned Officers and Privates of the New Jersey Volunteers in the Service of the United States by uncredited - Dated 1863 by John H. Lyon - The spine cover and boards are detached, and the text block is separated into sections.
- History of Company E of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry by Alfred J. Hill - Dated 1899 by Pioneer Press Co. - Original front wrapper is detached within marbled 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: $10.50
Lot 5053

$40
This lot includes the group of US history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including the Civil War, US Naval Ordinances and history, the historical register of the United States, and the twelfth US infantry, 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: $13.50
Lot 5054

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward A. Pollard - Dated 1862 by West & Johnston - The front and rear boards and first signature of pages are detached, the spine cover is lacking and the text block is separated.
- Southern History of the War: The Second Year of the War by Edward A. Pollard - Dated 1864 by Charles B. Richardson - The spine cover is lacking.
- History of the American War by Lieut.-Colonel Fletcher - Dated 1865 by Richard Bentley - Three-volume set. The volumes have boards and some pages detached, and the spine covers are lacking. The boards of all volumes had been taped to the spine, with the tape remaining.
- A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States by Alexander H. Stephens - Dated 1868 by National Publishing Company - Two-volume set.

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: $15.50
Lot 5055

$50
This lot includes the original commercial copper printing plate privately commissioned and credited by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The plate portrays a gorilla holding a butterfly.

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) This printing plate shows well, mounted on a wooden block. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5056

$70
Title: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm
Author: Betty MacDonald, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1954

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 illustrator has signed this volume on the front free endpaper. The volume shows well, with minor age/wear indications, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5057

$130
This lot includes the group of antique books Wisconsin in the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include the titles An Artilleryman's Diary, Service With The Third Wisconsin Infantry, Capture and Escape, Wisconsin Women in the War, The Battle of Gettysburg, Three Wisconsin Cushings, and Bibliography of Wisconsin in the War. 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: $10.50
Lot 5058

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War regimental histories of Pennsylvania & Delaware:

- The Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh by uncredited - Dated 1908 by uncredited publisher
- The 109th Regiment, Penna Veteran Volunteers by Moses Veale - Dated 1890 by uncredited publisher
- Second Brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserves at Antietam by uncredited - Dated 1908 by Harrisburg Publishing Company
- History of the First Regiment, Delaware Volunteers by William F. Seville - Dated 1884 by The Historical Society of Delaware - Front board and free endpaper are detached.

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: $7.50
Lot 5059

$45
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on mystery shown in the corresponding image(s). Over a series of auctions, we will be offering an inventory of approximately 35,000 books which we are selling on behalf of a bookstore which has been closed due to health reasons. PLEASE NOTE: the books in this lot are not located at our gallery in Ithaca, New York and will be shipped from the bookstore location in Carversville, Pennsylvania. Alternatively, the books can be picked up at that location, in which case the shipping charge will be waived. The books in this shelf lot 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 5060

$90
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: F. O. C. Darley
Medium: Original drawing
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 11" by 10"

Details/Condition: This original drawing is unsigned and credited to the renowned artist F. O. C. Darley. The drawing portrays two horses, one larger and carrying a pack and the other likely its colt. The drawings shows intricate detail in the muscles and build of the horses, as well as the grass, plants and fence surrounding them.

Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1821–1888), often credited as F. O. C. Darley, was an American painter in watercolor and illustrator, known for his illustrations in works by well-known 19th century authors, including: James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Clement Clarke Moore. After being exposed early to the Neo-classical style of John Flaxman, Darley began his career as an illustrator in Philadelphia in 1842. Following a sketching trip west of the Mississippi during the summer of that year, he produced outline drawings that were adapted into lithographs appearing in Scenes in Indian Life (1843). His early book illustrations were published in periodicals such as Democratic Review and Godey's Magazine. Working in line drawing, lithography and wood- and steel-engraving, his first major success was his series of illustrations for John Frost's Pictorial History of the United States (1844). (biography courtesy of Wikipedia and answers.com)

The work shows beautifully, with light age indications. There are slight markings on the drawing, including a small blue marking approximately one inch from the bottom, and a thin marking that starts at the top edge and goes down approximately an inch. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5061

$35
This lot includes the group of books on World history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics including the Louisbourg Journals, freedom, the United States' in World Affairs, the Romantic Revolution, and the Treaty of Washington, 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: $13.50
Lot 5062

$70
Title: Iowa Colonels and Regiments: Being a History of Iowa Regiments in the War of the Rebellion
Author: Captain A. A. Stuart
Publisher: Mills & Company
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in forest green cloth with a black and gold spine label, this antique volume is a scarce collection of biographies and engravings of the Civil War colonels from Iowa, published immediately after the War. The work is illustrated with many engravings of the colonels, protected by tissue paper. 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 approximately6 " x 9" and contains 656 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5063

$90
Title: Japanese Calendar with Verses
Author: Osman Edwards
Publisher: Brentano's and T. Hasegawa (Tokyo)
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: This antique crepe paper Japanese volume is a scarce 1901 calendar in beautiful condition. The work is illustrated throughout, portraying many different Japanese cultural activities. The volume shows some external age/wear, with a water marking on the front wrapper, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The volume is bound with two pieces of string knotted approximately 1.25" from the top and bottom. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5064

$35
Title: The Burgess Bird Book for Children
Author: Thornton W. Burgess
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in blue birds with a pasted down color graphic of a bird on the front board and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce volume of this beautifully illustrated bird book for children, inscribed and signed by the illustrator, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The inscription is on the front free endpaper, "To know these native birds better is to love your native land more, Louis Agassiz Fuertes." The volume contains 32 pages of color plates, some pages containing multiple illustrations. All pages of illustrations have been accounted for in this volume.

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)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with sunning and rubbing to the boards and spine. Some restoration work has been done, with tape along the gutter of the front board. The text block binding shows some wear, with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 353 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5065

$25
This lot includes the group of French books on the US Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). The lot includes a two-volume set, L'Aremee du Potomac; a two-volume set, Histoire de la Guerre Civile Americaine; and an English translation of The United States During the War. 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: $9.50
Lot 5066

$140
Title: Frank Leslie's Pictorial History of the American Civil War
Editor: Hon. E. G. Squier
Publisher: Frank Leslie
Printing Year: 1862

Condition/Details: This antique large volume, rebound in library-issued cloth boards with gilt embossing along the spine, is a scarce collection of articles and beautiful engravings from Frank Leslie's magazine pertaining to the Civil War, including a fold-out illustration. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with wear and sunning to the boards and spine. The text block is well bound with age toned pages with deckled edges. The pages show wear with tears and chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 17.5" x 24". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5067

$50
This shelf lot includes the large group of poetic titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Over a series of auctions, we will be offering an inventory of approximately 35,000 books which we are selling on behalf of a bookstore which has been closed due to health reasons. PLEASE NOTE: the books in this lot are not located at our gallery in Ithaca, New York and will be shipped from the bookstore location in Carversville, Pennsylvania. Alternatively, the books can be picked up at that location, in which case the shipping charge will be waived. The books in this shelf lot 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: $28.50
Lot 5068

$350
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Civil War:

- Record of the Service of the Forty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in North Carolina by uncredited - Dated 1887 privately printed
- The Twenty-Fourth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers by Alfred S. Roe - Dated 1907 by Twenty-Fourth Veteran Association
- Orderly Book of the Regiment of Artillery by Col. Thomas Crafts - Dated 1876 by Salem Press - Front free endpaper and some other pages detached.
- History of the Thirty-Six Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers by A Committee of the Regiment - Dated 1884 by Press of Rockwell and Churchill
- The Story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery by A.J. Bennett - Dated 1886 by Deland and Barta

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: $12.50
Lot 5069

$100
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 Mad magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The pieces in this lot include regular issues, annuals, specials and a paperback volume, with non-consecutive issues from 1959 through 1973. 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 5070

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

- Uniforms of the United States Navy 1776-1898 by uncredited - Dated 1966 by Naval History Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations - Large, bright yellow folder containing prints of naval uniforms from 1776-1898. The folder includes two large written pieces describing the uniforms. This large piece is stored in a cardboard binder.
- The West Point Atlas of American Wars Edited by Colonel Vincent J. Esposito - Dated 1959 by Frederick A. Praeger - Two volume set stored in original slipcase. Oversized oblong volumes with gilt embossing. Introduction by Dwight. D. Eisenhower.
- The Military Laws of the United States by John F. Callan - Dated 1863 by George W. Childs - The boards and front free endpaper are detached.
- Records of the Living Officers of the United States Army by uncredited - Dated 1884 by L. R. Hamersly & Co.
- The American Volunteer, The Most Heroic Soldier the World Has Ever Known by St. Clair A. Mulholland - Dated 1909 by Town Printing Company

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: $20.50
Lot 5071

$40
This lot includes the group of Children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include a histories of the United States and the Old Frontier, collections of fables and fairy tales, a work by Louisa May Alcott and a two-volume collection of Nursery Songs from the Appalachian Mountains, among other items. 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 5072

$20
Title: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Pioneer Press Company
Printing Year: 1890-93
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce in-depth history of Minnesota's involvement in the Civil War and French and Indian War. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with the spine covers lacking and boards detached. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5073

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique titles on the Civil War:

- The Story of American Heroism by various authors - Dated 1896 by Western W. Wilson
- American Caricatures Pertaining to the Civil War by various artists - Dated 1918 by Brentano's - Oblong volume.
- The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History by Joseph A. Logan - Dated 1886 by A. R. Hart & Co.
- The Bravest Five Hundred of '61 by Theodore F. Rodenbough - Dated 1891 by G. W. Dillingham
- The Story of a Great Conflict by Rossiter Johnson - Dated 1894 by Bryan, Taylor & Co.

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: $18.50
Lot 5074

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Me And Mickey (Double Portrait of Maurice Sendak and Mickey Mouse)

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1981
Dimensions: Signed, Unframed, measures 17 1/2" by 22 1/2"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

This poster was issued by the Rosenbach Museum & Library [Philadelphia, 1981] for their exhibition “Maurice Sendak: The Artist’s Collection of Children’s Toys, Books and Drawings”. The image of the artist waving at a reflection of Mickey Mouse was first used in TV Guide magazine (1978) where Mr. Sendak wrote about his childhood memories to commemorate both his and Mickey's (“Steamboat Willie”) birth year of 1928. The work (Hanrahan C10, ranked as scarce) is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in upper left outside image area. This poster was originally limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Mr Sendak. This was one that was unused, in case a numbered copy got spoiled during the signing process. It was signed by Mr Sendak at a later date at the time he disposed of excess duplicates from his personal archives. 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 5075

$150
This lot includes the large group of books published by Roycrofter's shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include five hardcover volumes, three volumes bound in leather wrappers, and approximately 25 volumes bound in paper wrappers. The Roycrofters movement was a reformist community of craft workers and artists, which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement who produced not only fine books but furniture in this aesthetic, and was a prolific writer himself (history courtesy of Wikipedia).

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 5076

$70
Title: Report of the Engineer and Artillery Operations of the Army of the Potomac
Author: Brig.-Gen. J. G. Barnard and Brig.-Gen. W. F. Barry
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce report from the Army of the Potomac, the major Union Army in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The Army of the Potomac was created in 1861, but was only the size of a corps (relative to the size of Union armies later in the war). Its nucleus was called the Army of Northeastern Virginia, under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell, and it was the army that fought (and lost) the war's first major battle, the First Battle of Bull Run. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with eighteen engravings, including a color frontispiece and several fold-out maps and illustrations. 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. The engravings are all present, and show some age/wear, with tears and detached portions of the fold-out pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 230 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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