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Lot 5077

$35
This lot includes the group of history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including the US Navy, the taking of Louisburg, the Battle of Lake George, the US Marine Corps, and more. 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 5078

$140
This lot includes the group of U.S. Naval history ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a group of six letters regarding the U.S. Navy dated 1832, 1838, 1842(?), 1847, 1848, 1856. Some ships mentioned are the U.S.S. Ohio and the Sloop Sevant, some names that the letters are to, from or about include Joseph Adams, Isaac Hull, Captain Joseph Smith, Cammandant Charles Ridgely and Lieutenant Berryman 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 5079

$30
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this feature two beautiful antique titles in wrappers, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Our Animal Friends printed on linen. Additionally, the lot includes a hardcover volume of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Playmates in America, Good Times, Cinderella, Tiny Toddlers, Isn't It Funny, The Golden Mother Goose and The 3 Little Kittens. 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. Some of the books in this lot show age/wear indications, with some boards and pages detached and wear to the spines and extremities. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5080

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique French and Indian War titles:

- Memoir Upon the Late War in North America, Between the French and English by M. Pouchot - Dated 1866 by W. Elliot Woodward - Two-volume set, translated by Franklin B. Hough. Boards and spine covers are detached.
- A Particular History of the Five Years French and Indian War in New England and Parts Adjacent by Samuel G. Drake - Dated 1870 by Samuel G. Drake - Author-signed. Front board and spine cover are detached from text block, with tape along the spine. The text block is separated into several parts, some pages are detached.
- France and England in North America, A Series of Historical Narratives by Francis Parkman - Dated 1884 by Little, Brown, and Company - Two-volumes, each listed as part seven. Some boards and pages are detached.
- The French War and the Revolution by William Milligan Sloane - Dated 1893 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- A History of The French War, Ending in the Conquest of Canada by Rossiter Johnson - Dated 1882 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Decoratively bound in bright crimson boards with black and gold embossing.

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 5081

$25
Title: A History of the United States Navy, From 1775 to 1902
Author: Edgar Stanton Maclay
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1894-1902
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce three volume work on the United States Navy, from 1775 through 1902. The first two volumes have "In Two Volumes" on the title page, and the third volume has "New and Enlarged Edition in Three Volumes." The work is illustrated with numerous engravings throughout. 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 some wear to the lightly age toned pages and some separating to the text blocks. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5082

$30
This lot includes the group of books on genealogy, heraldry and peerage shown in the corresponding image(s). The group includes the titles: Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage & Companionage from 1940; Dictionary of Given Names by Flora Haines Loughead; Falaise Roll, Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Nomandy at the Conquest of England; Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland & Scotland; The Rise of Great Families by Sir Bernard Burke; L'Art Heraldique; and Practical Heraldry. 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 5083

$40
This lot includes the group of poetry and literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a two-volume set by William Leighton, A Scrap-Book of Pictures and Fancies, stored in a slip case and each volume with a tissue-paper dust jacket. Also in the lot are works by Joseph Conrad, Helen Keller and Antoine de Saint Exupery, as well as a collection of tales. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5084

$130
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $59.50
Lot 5085

$55
This lot includes the group of books on history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including the Spanish American War, historic ships, a navy directory, records from the Union and Confederate Navies and decorations of the US army, 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: $15.50
Lot 5086

$110
This lot includes the group of Civil War histories shown in the corresponding image(s). The tiles include works on Major General Hiram Berry, adventures and prison escapes of the War, the Battle of Gettysburg, family letters during the War, reconstruction and more. 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: $15.50
Lot 5087

$15
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage hymnals 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: $16.50
Lot 5088

$45
Title: Local Color
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1950

Condition/Details: Bound in black half cloth and b/w abstract boards with white lettering on the spine in original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a stated first printing of the author's third book. Includes nine articles on Capote's hometown of New Orleans, also on New York, Hollywood, Haiti, Tangier, and other places. Illustrated throughout from photographs taken by various people, including Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Karl Bissinger and others. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dust jacket is very crisp, it is price clipped with some minor chipping. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5089

$225
Title: The Peerage of Ireland, or, A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom
Author: Mr. Lodge, Deputy Keeper
Publisher: William Johnston
Printing Year: 1754
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in black leather with gilt detail around the board edges and on the spine, with handwritten spine labels, this antique set is a scarce description of the history of Irish genealogy. The work is illustrated with beautiful engravings of coats of arms. 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 the boards of volume one detached. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with a few pages detached or separating. The books measure approximately 5" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5090

$80
Title: War Pictures from the South
Author: B. Estvan
Publisher: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge
Printing Year: 1863
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce description of the war from the point of view of a an impartial Confederate colonel. According to a review from Harper's, "Colonel Estvan is apparently a true soldier of fortune, the nearest representative which our century affords to the 'free lances' of the Middle Ages. He would fight bravely and honestly on either side as long as his term of agreement lasted; but that expired, he would be just as ready to take up arms for the other side...He uses his pen as impartially as he would have done his sword...He is as prompt to praise our doings as theirs; and his position with the enemy gave him opportunity of becoming acquainted with many things of which a Union writer could not be aware...He tells simply what he saw; and if any thing can change the opinions of our open enemies abroad or our secret foes at home it will be these plain and direct statements...We accept his book as a reliable one, none the less willingly because it shows that, upon the whole, our soldiers were in every respect superior to the enemy, and the capacity of our generals nowise inferior." The work is illustrated with several engravings of important men and a fold-out map. The books in this set came from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5091

$70
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot feature illustrations by George Cruikshank. 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: $12.50
Lot 5092

$375
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Sundance Childrens Theater Poster

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1988
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 17" by 22"

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 an original full-color poster issued for the Sundance Childrens Theater, featuring Maurice Sendak as the Artistic Director and Arthur Yorinks as the Associate Director. The poster is signed by Maurice Sendak. This poster was printed but never widely circulated during early negotiations for Mr Sendak to be working jointly with Robert Redford in creating a national repertory theater company for children, a project that was never completed. Instead, Mr. Sendak went on to form his own Night Kitchen Theatre Company under the guidance of his friend Arthur Yorinks. This poster is quite rare and is one of Mr Sendak's most beautiful renditions of nature and wild-life. 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
Lot 5093

$100
This lot includes the group of books on naval history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including general histories on the US Navy, with records from the officers, a two-volume set on sea power during the War of 1812, and West Indian pirates, 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 5094

$100
Title: Genealogical History of The Earldom of Sutherland
Author: Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun, Baronet
Publisher: George Ramsay and Co.
Printing Year: 1813

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce genealogical history work on the Earldom of Sutherland, a title in the Peerage of Scotland, created circa 1230 for William de Moravia. The work studies the peerage from its origin to the year 1630. The work is illustrated with several engravings, including a portrait frontispiece. 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 boards detached and the spine cover lacking, and sunning and rubbing to the boards and leather. The text block is separated into several sections, with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 11" x 14" and contains 575 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5095

$120
Title: The "Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse
Author: Staff of the Walt Disney Studios
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc.
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound pictorial paper-covered boards portraying Minnie Mouse, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this famous Disney book. The Disney Studio coined and copyrighted the phrase "pop-up" book. The work contains numerous black and white illustrations and three pop-up color illustrations. The volume shows some external age/wear, with deep chips along the spine and inner board edge, though still bright and attractive. A one inch tear is affecting one letter of the title. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. A contemporary inscription to the previous owner is on the copyright page. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5096

$150
Title:The Sign on Rosie's Door
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1960, Author-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.

The author has signed the book on the front free endpaper with an original drawing by Sendak. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The binding is a vibrant blue-green; the front flap of the dust jacket is unclipped; the cover exhibits a gold Harper Crest label. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5097

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

- Daring and Suffering; A History of the Great Railroad Adventure by Lieut. William Pittenger - Dated 1864 by J. W. Daughaday - Front and rear boards are detached, spine cover is lacking.
- The Secret Service, The Field, The Dungeon and The Escape by Albert D. Richardson - Dated 1865 by American Publishing Company - Lacking spine cover, front and boards are separated along the seam. Text block is separating.
- The Story of a Trooper by F. Colburn Adams - Dated 1865 by Dick & Fitzgerald - Front and rear boards are detached, spine cover is lacking and front pages are detached.
- Our Boys, The Personal Experiences of a Soldier in the Army of the Potomac by A. F. Hill - Dated 1865 by John E. Potter - Lacking spine cover.

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: $9.50
Lot 5098

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

- History of the Army of the Potomac by J. H. Stine - Dated 1892 by J. B. Rodgers Printing Co.
- Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac by William Swinton - Dated 1866 by Charles B. Richardson
- The Army of the Potomac by Gen. Horatio C. King - Dated c1890 by uncredited publisher - Rebound in marbled boards.
- La Royale, The Grand Hunt of the Army of the Potomac by Anchor - Dated 1872 by Julius R. Huth - This volume shows age/wear indications, with the front and rear boards detached and several detached pages.

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 5099

$40
This auction lot includes the following pair of antique atlases titles:

- Cram's Unrivaled Atlas of the World, Indexed by uncredited - Dated 1901 by George F. Cram - Contains many color maps. The volume shows some age/wear indications, with rubbing along the extremities.
- The Peerless Atlas of the World by uncredited - Dated 1889 by Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick - The volume shows some advanced wear, with some pages detached, water markings, and cracking along the gutters of the boards. This volume includes color maps and black and white engravings.

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 5100

$80
This lot includes 60 vintage issues of the British weekly comic magazine Eagle featuring Frank Hampson's Dan Dare in the stories Rogue Planet,Reign of the RobotsandThe Ship that Lived plus other characters and stories including <The Happy Warrior about the life of Sir Winston Churchill. Title: Eagle
Author/Artist: Frank Hampson et al
Number of Issues: 60
Issue Date Range: 1956 through 1958
Issue Numbers:Vol 7, 26 through 36, not including issues 32 & 33, Vol 8, 10 through 52, not including issue 51and Vol 9, 1 through 9

Eagle was a seminal British children's comic, first published from 1950 to 1969. The first issue of Eagle was released in April 1950. Revolutionary in its presentation and content, it was enormously successful. Featured in color on the front cover was the comic's most recognizable story, Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, created by Frank Hampson with meticulous attention to detail. Other popular stories included Riders of the Range and P.C. 49. Eagle also contained news and sport sections, and educational cutaway diagrams of sophisticated machinery. Notes: These comics show some age/wear, all are intact and complete with bright vibrant pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5101

$50
Title:Proben Des Hohen Deutschen Reichs Adels Oder Sammlungen Alter Denkmaler, Grabsteine, Wappen, Inn- Und Urschriften
Author: Johann Octavian Salver
Printing Year: 1775

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with leather spine, this antique volume is a scarce, early German work on nobility. The title roughly translates to Samples of the High Nobility of the German Empire, or Collections of Old Monuments, Gravestones, and Heraldry. The work is illustrated with many pages of engravings of coats of arms, gravestones, and more. 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 boards detached and the spine cover separated from the front board. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some water markings. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 14" and contains 77 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5102

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of ornithology titles:

- The Gull's Way, A Sailor/Naturalist's Yarn by Dennis Puleston - Dated 1995 by Vantage Press - Stated first edition, author-signed and inscribed to Frank and Annie.
- Birds of the American West by Roger Tory Peterson - Dated 1984 by The Easton Press - Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Collector's Lifetime Edition, bound in genuine stiff leather, with gilded page edges and decorative gilt embossing. Includes color plates of birds.
- A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson - Dated 1961 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Contains a tipped-in author-signed paper. Contains the bookplate of the previous owner.

Dennis Puleston (30 December 1905 - 8 June 2001) was a British-born American environmentalist, adventurer and designer. He is perhaps best known for playing a key part in securing a nationwide ban in the United States on the use of the pesticide DDT, a decision regarded as the first important success of the emerging environmental movement. As a result of this ban, he helped save his favorite bird, the osprey, from extinction in North America. He was co-founder and the first chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund. Puleston also co-designed the DUKW, an amphibious vehicle used in World War II. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

Roger Tory Peterson (August 28, 1908 July 28, 1996), was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5103

$130
This lot includes the group of twelve decorative Civil War titles from Charles Scribner's shown in the corresponding image(s). The topics covered in this lot include titles from The Navy in the Civil War, such as the Gulf and inland waters, the Atlantic Coast, and the cruisers; and titles from Campaigns of the War, such as the Army of the Cumberland, Gettysburg, the Outbreak, Antietam, the Peninsula, Virginia campaigns, and more. 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 5104

$120
This lot features the following piece of artwork: "Milk in the batter!" from In The Night Kitchen

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1971
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 19 1/4" by 14 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).

The image shows three Oliver Hardy chefs whipping together the ingredients for a "Mickey-Cake" while in the far top left a naked Mickey is watching. The work is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in lower right outside image area. This fine colored art print was actually published in 1971 (one year after the first edition of Night Kitchen, 1970) and was part of the artist's portfolio to create individual favorite images from several of his books for framing or putting on the wall without having to mutilate an entire book. It is one of a small number of copies autographed in the 1990s for individual commercial sale. 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 5105

$45
Title: The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America
Author: John Fiske
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilded page tops, this antique volume is a scarce signed copy of John Fiske's history of American colonies. The author signed the first volume "To W. L. Stowe, with the author's kind regards. Oct. 3/99." Pasted down inside the front board is a letter from Fiske to the previous owner on a notecard: "I am delighted to know that the Dutch and Quaker book pleased you, for it is right in your line. I have long been the happy professor of 'The Life of Sir William Johnson.' And I shall be very glad to own one of the skulls of which you speak. With best wishes for a happy New Year, I remain Faithfully, John Fiske, Cambridge, Dec. 29/99." The work is illustrated with several double-page maps. The volumes show light external age/wear, with some slight rubbing to the boards and spines. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5106

$35
Title: Animal Land On the Air
Author: Harry Whittier Frees
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth, this antique volume is the third book in this format by Frees. Illustrated throughout with Frees' photographs of kittens, rabbits and puppies in human costume and poses with an accompanying story on the facing page. The volume shows some external age/wear, with a shaken text block, cracked hinges and clean intact pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8" and contains 254 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5107

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on post-Civil War reconstruction:

- Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War by Richard Taylor - Dated 1879 by D. Appleton and Company - Front pages are detached.
- After the Storm: Or, Jonathan and His Neighbors in 1865-6 by J. E. Hilary Skinner - Dated 1866 by Richard Bentley - Two-volume set. Boards and spine covers are detached or lacking.
- Social and Industrial Conditions in the North During the Civil War by Emerson David Fite - Dated 1910 by The Macmillan Company
- Reconstruction and the Constitution, 1866-1876 by John W. Burgess - Dated 1902 by Charles Scribner's Sons

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: $9.50
Lot 5108

$300
Title: A Commentary on the Campaign and Battle of Manassas of July 1861
Author: Gen. G. T. Beauregard
Publisher: G. P. Putnam
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce original work describing the first major battle of the Civil War, known as the First Battle of Bull Run or the First Battle of Manassas, fought near Manassas, Virginia. The work includes two fold-out maps of the battleground. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows beautifully, with light external age/wear and solidly bound, clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 187 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5109

$55
This auction lot includes the pair of children's titles published by McLoughlin Bros.:

- Animal Frolics by uncredited - Dated 1898 - This beautiful children's volume is die-cut book shaped around a lion holding a cane.
- Skeezix Color Book by uncredited - Dated 1929 - This volume shows well, with brightly colored illustrations. The volume does show some wear, with a one inch tear along the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5110

$325
Title: The Blampied Edition of Peter Pan, The Original Text of Peter & Wendy
Author: J. M. Barrie
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in cream buckram with dark blue embossing, this antique volume tells the classic story of Peter Pan, with illustrations by Edmund Blampied. Edmund Blampied (born Jersey, March 30, 1886, died Jersey, August 26 1966) was one of the most eminent artists to come from the Channel Islands, yet he received no formal training in art until he was 16 years old. He was noted mostly for his etchings and dry points published at the height of the print boom in the 1920s, but was also a lithographer, caricaturist, cartoonist, book illustrator and artist in oils, watercolors, silhouettes and bronze. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
In May 1938 Blampied was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists. Later that year he was asked to prepare some new illustrations for a lavish edition of Peter Pan, the rights to which had been bequeathed by J.M. Barrie to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. The Blampied Edition of Peter and Wendy was published in late 1939 or early 1940 by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and by Scribners in the USA, and is one of the finest illustrated editions of this book. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated twelve tipped-in color illustrations by Blampied, each protected by a tissue-paper guard sheet. The color plates have been accounted for in this volume. Additionally, the volume contains many black and white illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 216 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5111

$650
Title: Regulations for the Uniform of the Army of the United States
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Quartermaster General
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: This very large volume is bound in black pebbled cloth with gilt embossing on the front board. The rare volume provides six pages of text describing the uniform regulations, twelve full-page color lithographs of the uniforms and thirteen pages of black and white prints of uniform pieces. According to a tipped-in handwritten note at the title page "The colored plates in this volume are the same as those appearing in the larger work on the uniform of the Army of the U.S. but the uncolored plates on helmets, shoulder straps, etc. are not included in other work." 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 black tape and a handwritten title along the spine and some rubbing and water markings to the boards. The text block is well bound with age toned pages, with some of the pages beginning to separate along the spine. The book measures approximately 15.5" x 17". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5112

$55
This lot includes the group of antique books on the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include works on army life, hospitals, poetry and stories, and photographs of the war - including all sixteen parts to The Civil War Through the Camera, Together with Elson's New History in the original blue paper wrappers, some detached, as well as the bound A History of the Civil War by Benson Lossing with the Brady War Photographs. 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 5113

$100
Title: Les Secrets de Fabrication des Moteurs a Essence pour Motorcycles & Automobiles
Author: Georgia Knap
Publisher: Victor Martelet
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Rebound in red and black marbled boards with red cloth spine and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare French piece on the secrets of making gasoline engines for automobiles and motorcycles. The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings of the mechanical parts of the motors and original advertisements. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 334 pages. This book is from the collections of The Henry Ford. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5114

$120
This lot includes the group of books on the Revolutionary War shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this provide histories on the involvement of New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut 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: $15.50
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