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Lot 5190

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Spanish American War:

- History of the Spanish-American War by Henry Watterson - Dated 1898 by The Werner Company - Decoratively bound, with numerous engravings. Portions of the text block are separated.
- The Spanish-American War by R. A. Alger - Dated 1901 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Decoratively bound. Previous owner writing on front free endpaper.
- The War With Spain by Henry Cabot Lodge - Dated 1900 by Harper & Brothers - Decoratively bound in bright red boards with gilt embossing. Previous owner's signature.
- The Story of the Rough Riders, 1st US Volunteer Cavalry by Edward Marshall - Dated 1899 by G. W. Dillingham Co. - Contains a frontispiece photograph of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.
- Schley and Santiago by George Edward Graham - Dated 1902 by W. B. Conkey 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: $13.50
Lot 5191

$35
This auction lot includes the following pair of Spanish children's titles in the original wrappers:

- El Gato Bandido by uncredited - Dated 1898 by D. Appleton
- El Renacuajo by uncredited - Dated 1898 by McLoughlin Bros.

The volumes in this lot show well, with little wear and brightly colored wrappers and illustrations. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5192

$150
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Hansel and Gretel, Houston Grand Opera performance

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1996
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 22" by 28"

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 for the world-premiere production of this important opera with Mr Sendak’s imaginative sets and costumes. Based upon the original Humperdinck version after the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The work (Hanrahan C30) 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 5193

$175
Title: A Chronological History of the Civil War in America
Author: Richard Swainson Fisher, MD
Publisher: Johnson and Ward
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing on the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce description of the Civil War, printed during the War. The work is illustrated with ten color steel plate maps by A. J. Johnson and J. H. Colton of the Southern States and Harbors, including two fold-out maps. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with the spine cover detached along the front board and separating from the rear board, and a hole and tear on the spine cover. This volume is well bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 8.5" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5194

$40
Title: The History of Our Navy, From Its Origin To The Present Day 1775-1897
Author: John R. Spears
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1897-1898
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce history of the US Navy. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings throughout. The title pages of Volumes I-IV show the set is complete in four volumes, and the title page of Volume V shows the set is complete in five volumes. The fifth volume is bound with white lettering on the spine instead of gilt embossing, and does not have gilt embossing on the front board. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some sunning and water markings, and are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5195

$175
Title: The Golden Bough, A Study in Magic and Religion
Author: James George Frazer
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1935
Number of Volumes: Complete 12-volume set

Notes: Bound in decorative dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing and paper dust jackets, this set is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It first was published in two volumes in 1890; the third edition, published 1906–15, comprised twelve volumes. It was aimed at a broad literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855). It offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological perspective. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial. (history courtesy of Wikipedia) The volumes in this lot are illustrated with frontispiece drawings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning and some chipping and water markings to the dust jackets. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 5196

$30
Title: The Glory of Regality: An Historical Treatise of the Anointing and Crowning of the Kings and Queens of England
Author: Arthur Taylor
Publisher: B. and A. Taylor
Printing Year: 1820

Condition/Details: Rebound in paper boards with leather spine and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the anointing of royalty of England, with details on election, the coronation chair, the ring, assembling of the peers, the church and more, and information on specific kings, including Richard I, Henry V, Richard III, George III and more. The work contains several engravings. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear boards detached and rubbing to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 424 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5197

$60
Title: A Review of The Causes and Consequences of The Mexican War
Author: William Jay
Publisher: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co.
Printing Year: 1849

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce description of the Mexican-American War, inscribed and signed on the title page by the author, historian and abolitionist William Jay.

William Jay was born in New York City on June 11, 1789. His father was the illustrious statesman John Jay. Young Jay attended Yale College and studied law but gave up the profession because of weak eyes. He then devoted himself to philanthropic causes and to writing. His life was dominated by love of family, devout and evangelical Episcopalianism, and patriotism. In 1810 he helped organize the American Bible Society and often wrote on the duty of churchmen to support just causes.
Jay was an early adopter of abolitionist principles, beginning in 1818 when he was appointed a judge of Westchester County, a position he retained until 1843, when the governor conceded to proslavery pressure and refused to reappoint him. Jay also took up conservative causes, including temperance, education, and Sabbath observance. He wrote several anti-slavery works and in 1834 wrote one of his most influential books, Inquiry into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization and American Anti-slavery Societies.
Jay was also an ardent pacifist. His major pacifist works were War and Peace: The Evils of the First, with a Plan for Securing the Last (1842) and Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War (1849). (biography courtesy of answers.com)

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 book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 333 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5198

$1050
This lot includes a framed original pencil drawing signed by the artist Maurice Sendak, portraying a grinning Wild Things face, from 1997. The drawing is signed in pencil at the lower right corner and inscribed by Mr. Sendak to the head animator at the London studio that did the animation for Bell Atlantic's "Wild Things Happening" campaign. The inscription reads "Dear Jonathan - here's a grinning Wild Thing - I think your sketches are better - truly! But here is one anyway - Think Harpo Marx!!! Maurice Sendak." The drawing measures 7 1/2" x 6" and is matted in a frame measuring 12" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5199

$140
Title: Japanese Fairy Tales
Author: uncredited
Publisher: T. Hasegawa (Tokyo)
Printing Year: c1895

Condition/Details: This antique crepe paper Japanese volume is a scarce fairy tale in beautiful condition. This volume is listed as the second series number one, "The Golden Spinder." The work is illustrated throughout with vivid color drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, 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 5200

$20
This large shelf lot includes the group of books about music 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: $61.50
Lot 5201

$3000
This lot features a large collection of approximately 500 original letters (along with a small amount of ephemera) from the estate of the Bath, NY family of the Reverend William Salt (1837-1890), Catholic priest and renowned figure at Seton Hall University. The letters date from 1808-1901, with the majority from 1840-1880. Approximately 140 of the letters were written by the Reverend Salt with the balance written by members of his family. This collection is compelling from a number of perspectives: comprehensive Salt family history; early Seton Hall history; Civil War-related content before, during and after the war; vintage Seton Hall College envelopes and stationery; many postage stamps from the 1860’s and 1870’s. The letters also provide histories of the Hicks, Dodge, and Buck families, among others.

The letters provide details of the many important events in Rev. Salt’s life. The earliest letters are related to his family’s history in both Brooklyn and Bath, NY. There are several 1860/1861 letters written during his stay in Van Buren, Arkansas. One of these letters is a remarkable narrative of the Confederate occupation of Ft. Smith during the early days of the Civil War. These Arkansas-era letters show that the Reverend Salt's sympathies rested with the Confederate cause. Additional Civil War-era letters exist from his family members, including one from his sister Elinor discussing the Emancipation Proclamation. The Reverend Salt’s letters written during his stay in South Carolina during the war are lost to time and likely were intercepted by the Union government and never delivered. Later letters include Salt’s time in Sodus Point, NY, a letter to his father announcing his conversion to Catholicism, a letter during his studies in Rome, Italy and a great many letters from Seton Hall University, with early stationery and envelopes from shortly after the school was founded in 1856. Also included is likely his last letter before he died of consumption (tuberculosis). The letters in this collection have been carefully stored over the years and are in generally excellent condition given their age.

William Salt was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of nine children, and raised in Bath, NY. His parents were Baptists, but Mr. Salt joined the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1859, when he also decided to enter the ministry. In 1860 he moved to teach at a parish school in Van Buren, Arkansas, where he became stuck at the outbreak of the Civil War. By the advice of the Bishop, in the fall of 1861 he entered the Theological Seminary at Camden, South Carolina, where he was drafted into the Confederate army, and served for nearly three years. He eventually made the journey home to Bath, NY on foot, where was ordained a deacon by Bishop Coxe and assigned to the church at Sodus Point, where he remained for some time, commended for "faithfulness, zeal and usefulness."
Rev. Salt eventually decided to join the Catholic Church, much to his father’s chagrin. He left Geneva for New York City, where in October 12, 1867, he was baptized by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Preston at St. Ann's Church. Mr. Salt studied philosophy at Seton Hall, and was sent to study at American College in Rome, until his health failed him and he was obliged to return to America before completing his theological studies. He returned to Seton Hall, continued his course and was ordained a priest June 3, 1871.
Soon after ordination he was appointed Professor of Logic at Seton Hall. Throughout his career, he held various positions at the school until he retired in 1889. He passed away on Oct. 7, 1890 and was buried from Seton Hall Chapel. He bequeathed to Seton Hall his large and well-selected library. Fr. Salt's remains were laid to rest, as he had requested, in the Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre in Newark. The grave is surmounted by a neat marble monument which was erected by Bishop Wigger.

Additional biographical and genealogical information on Reverend Salt (excerpted from Rev. Marshall’s 1895 biography of Seton Hall College) is available upon request. Please contact mail@nationalbookauctions.com for more information.

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 5202

$90
Title: The Story of the Civil War
Author: John Codman Ropes & William Roscoe Livermore
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1895-1913
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete set of Ropes' work on the Civil War, beginning with the opening of the campaigns of 1862. The work is illustrated with many maps, the first volume contains several fold-out maps at the end of the volume, and the other three volumes contain folders of maps inside of the rear board. The books in this set come 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 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5203

$130
Title: Dumas' Romances, Edition de Luxe
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
Printing Year: 1893
Number of Volumes: 30-volume set, lacking volumes 6, 8-10, 12, 14, 15, 17, and 18

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce set of the work of Dumas. The work is a limited edition, number 812 of 1,000 copies, with engravings throughout. Also included are eleven volumes of the thirty-volume set of The Works of Alexandre Dumas from P. F. Collier and Sons, with drawings 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 rubbing to the spines and boards, and are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $51.50
Lot 5204

$80
This lot includes the group of 16 antique volumes shown in the corresponding image. Included in this lot is a binder containing antique the children's books Polar Bear at the Zoo,The New Gulliver,Mischievous Fishing,The Land of Make Believe and McLoughlin titlesLittle Red Riding Hood,Baby,Pumpkin House and Freaks and Frolics of Little Girls, the latter is lacking a piece of the top left corner of the cover. Also in this lot are a 1901 copy of Delineator, five issues of Puck's Library from 1892 & 1893 all in glaassine sleeves in a large binder, plus a bound copy of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 21, collecting June to November 1960 with a detached front board. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5205

$130
Title: History of the Fifteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers
Author: Alanson A. Haines
Publisher: Jenkins & Thomas
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in olive green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, an American Civil War infantry regiment from New Jersey that served from September 1862 through 1865 in the Union Army. The Fifteenth Regiment was organized at Flemington, New Jersey in July and August 1862. Three companies were recruited in Sussex County, two in Warren, two in Hunterdon, two in Morris and one in Somerset, and all were composed of men of superior physical strength and capacities of endurance. The regiment was mustered into the United States services on the 25th of August and on the 27th left for Washington, numbering nine hundred and twenty-five officers and men, Colonel Samuel Fowler commanding. Reaching the Capital it encamped at Tennallytown, where it remained for about a month, engaged in drill and acquiring discipline for future service. While here, the men were also employed upon the defenses of Washington, slashing timber, making military roads, and throwing up earthworks - Fort Kearny being constructed entirely by their labor. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and several maps throughout. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 388 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5206

$10
This lot includes the bound collection of pictures, with a handwritten title on the front free endpaper Hall of Fame New York, collected by Dr. William Schroeder, Sr. The book includes news clippings from the early 20th century and portrait engravings excised from books of famous people, such as Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Benjamin Franklin. This collection is bound in maroon cloth boards with three quarter leather with gilt embossing. The volume shows age/wear indications, with the boards detached, rubbing to the leather and the front free endpaper detached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5207

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the Civil War:

- History of Morgan's Cavalry by Basil W. Duke - Dated 1867 by Miami Printing and Publishing Company
- A Dialogue Between the Ghost of General Montgomery and an American Delegate by uncredited - Dated 1865, privately printed - Lacking original wrappers, secured in a pamphlet binder.
- Licking County's Gallant Soldiers, Who Died in Defence of Our Glorious Union, and of Human Freedom by uncredited - Dated 1874 by The Licking County Soldiers Monumental Association
- The Campaign of Fredericksburg by A Line Officer - Dated 1886 by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
- The War, Its Causes and Consequences by C. C. S. Farrar - Dated 1864 by Blelock & Co. - Rebound in library-issued brown cloth 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: $7.50
Lot 5208

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Mexican-American War:

- Campaign Sketches of the War With Mexico by Capt. W. S. Henry - Dated 1847 by Harper & Brothers - The spine is taped to the boards.
- History of the War With Mexico by Horatio O. Ladd - Dated 1883 by Dodd, Mead & Company - The spine cover is lacking and the boards are separating along the gutters. The title page is signed by the author, and is detached.
- The Mexican War: A History of Its Origins by Edward D. Mansfield - Dated 1860 by A. S. Barnes & Burr - The spine cover is lacking and the boards are separating along the gutters.
- The War With Mexico Reviewed by Abiel Abbot Livermore - Dated 1850 by The American Peace Society

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: $4.50
Lot 5209

$80
Title: Tales of a Wayside Inn
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Printing Year: 1863, First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this collection of poetry by Longfellow. The best known inclusions are "Paul Revere's Ride" and "The Saga of King Olaf". The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece. The volume shows some external age/wear, with some sunning and fading to the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. Previous owners' signatures and handwriting is on the front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.25" and contains 225 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5210

$175
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding images. This material consists of a wide variety of antique letters, notes, deeds, receipts and other materials from individuals both notable and obscure including items signed by American author and educator Brander Mathews, Physician Joseph Carson, educator Emma Willard, collector Evert Jansen Wendall, antiquarian John Fanning Watson and journalist and politician Erastus Brooks all in folders with detailed biographical information, plus a period copy of the agreement between Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College and Professor John Smith about his salary dated Nov. 9, 1777, an address leaf to Thomas Jefferson, a bill from Sheriff William D Ball to Thomas Kell, Clerk of Baltimore, two 1850's receipts from boot maker G.S. Clogg, a January 9, 1810 copy of the New Hampshire Patriot and more. 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 5211

$70
Title: Letter to Abraham Lincoln
Author: Manton Marble
Publisher: Privately Printed
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce essay from Manton Marble (1834–1917), a New York journalist who spoke out against President Lincoln. This volume, printed after Lincoln's assassination, is a limited edition, limited to 99 copies.

He was the proprietor and editor of the New York World from 1860 to 1876. He turned it into a free-trade Democratic Journal. He vigorously opposed Horace Greeley's presidential campaign in it. Marble's "World" building was not attacked during the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, unlike the Republican newspapers The Tribune and The Times. He retired his position in 1876. In 1864, the World was charged with fraud. It had published communications from President Lincoln that turned out to be forged. Lincoln arrested Marble and placed the World under military guard. Marble, and the World, were allowed to resume publication three days later. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This small 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5212

$60
This lot includes the group of American Revolution books shown in the corresponding image(s). The lot includes several small pamphlets on Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Maine, and volumes on the navy and memorials of the Revolution. 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 5213

$70
This lot includes the group of books on genealogy and heraldry shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include a 1963 edition of Burke's Peerage Baronetage & Knightage and works on families of Scotland, Canterbury, and Holland, 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: $25.50
Lot 5214

$45
This lot includes the pair of unused panels for books shown in the corresponding image(s). We surmise that these panels were meant to be pasted down onto the covers of the books in question. Both provide illustration for titles by Lothar Meggendorfer (November 6, 1847 in Munich – July 7, 1925 in Munich), a German illustrator and writer known for his superb pop-up books. One reads Le Paradis Terrestre and portrays a brightly colored scene from the Garden of Eden, with Adam and Eve surrounded by wildlife. The other is entitled Humourous Picture Book and portrays two clowns, one kneeling on a donkey backwards. These would then have been pictorial cover labels to valuable, early books. These panels come from the archives of the original German publisher: J. F. Schreiber (of Esslingen, an area just outside of Stuttgart). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5215

$25
This lot includes the group of medical books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including psychopathology, optometry, pregnancy, joints and ligaments, human physiology, and diagnosis, among others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5216

$90
Title: The Story of the Regiment
Author: William Henry Locke
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Old Pennsylvania Eleventh. The 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment was a Union army regiment that participated in the American Civil War. It had the distinction of being the oldest unit in continuous service from Pennsylvania. (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, with sunning to the spine and boards, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 401 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5217

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

- A History of American Privateers by Edgar Stanton Maclay - Dated 1924 by D. Appleton and Company
- Privateering in King George's War, 1739-1748 by Howard M. Chapin - Dated 1928 by E. A. Johnson Co.
- Privateer Ships and Sailors by uncredited author - Dated 1926 by Imprimerie G. Mouton
- The Confederate Privateers by William Morrison Robinson, Jr. - Dated 1928 by Yale University Press
- History of the American Privateers and Letters-of-Marque by George Coggeshall - Dated 1856 by The author - Front and rear boards are detached and taped to spine. 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: $12.50
Lot 5218

$325
Title:In The Night Kitchen
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1970, Author-Signed First 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, inscribed "To Paul" above his signature, with the date Dec. '70. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The rear of the dust jacket has a small scratch in the center. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates an original price of $4.95 and has been clipped at the lower corner. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 36 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5219

$35
Title: Luke Bennett's Hide Out; A Story of the War
Author: Captain C. B. Ashley, United States Scout
Publisher: Frank F. Lovell & Company
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in leather wrappers with black embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce antique children's story, printed as part of Frank Lovell & Company's Leather-Clad Tales of Adventure and Romance. The work includes an engraving. The volume shows some external age/wear, with the boards and spine detached from the text block and the rear board separating from the spine cover. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.25" and contains 208 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5220

$110
Title: Genealogical Tables of the Sovereigns of the World, From the Earliest to the Present Period
Author: Rev. William Betham
Publisher: W. Bennett
Printing Year: 1795

Condition/Details: This large antique volume, bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, is a scarce piece of genealogy history, with family trees for the nobility of the World, including Jesus Christ. 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 taped to the spine and the spine cover lacking. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 11" x 17.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5221

$80
Title: The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal
Author: The Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval
Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack
Printing Year: 1905 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in navy cloth with intricate gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare volume describing the table of the descendants of the King of Edward III. This volume is listed on the title page as the Clarence Volume, containing the descendants of George, Duke of Clarence. This volume is a limited edition of 520 copies. The work is illustrated with a portrait frontispiece, and engravings of important family members. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, with slight rubbing along the board and spine edges and a small tear at the top of the spine cover. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.5" and contains 712 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5222

$60
This lot includes the group of antique books on the US Navy shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include Bibliography of the History of the United States Navy, Pictorial History of the American War, The US Naval Chronicle, Reminiscences of the Old Navy, The Naval Temple, and Notes of Torpedoes, Offensive and Defensive (author-signed). 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: $12.50
Lot 5223

$35
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics including, theology, new age conspiracy, nature, art, and cooking, among others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 5224

$70
Title: Campfire and Battlefield
Author: Rossiter Johnson
Publisher: Bryan, Taylor & Co.
Printing Year: 1894
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce set of Civil War volumes. The work is illustrated with photographs and 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 rubbing along the board and spine edges, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 11.25" x 13.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5225

$70
Title: History of the American Troops During the Late War, Under the Command of Colonels Fenton and Campbell
Author: Samuel White
Publisher: The Author
Printing Year: 1830

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff yellow paper boards with black lettering, this small, antique volume is a rare account of the War of 1812, "giving an account of the crossing of the Lake from Erie to Long Point; also, the crossing of Niagara by the troops under Generals Gaines, Brown, Scott and Porter." This volume is part of a limited edition of three hundred copies. 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 rubbing and water markings to the boards, and is well bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.5" and contains 107 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5226

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative, antique titles on the Civil War:

- Loyal West Virginia, From 1861 to 1865 by Theodore F. Lang- Dated 1895 by The Deutsch Publishing Co.- Front free endpaper is detached.
- History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865 by uncredited- Dated 1906 by The Salem Press - Spine cover has been stitched to the front board.
- A Complete History of the Great Rebellion or, the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865 by Dr. James Moore - Dated 1866 by Hurst & Co.
- The Popular History of the Civil War in America by Capt. George B. Herbert - Dated 1885 by F. M. Lupton

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 5227

$20
This lot includes the group of books on Cornell shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include stories, histories and pictures of Cornell. 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
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