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“WHEN ITS MERITS HAVE BEEN TESTED BY EXPERIENCE, NO PERSON WILL REPENT OF HAVING PURCHASED IT”

CLAYTON, William. Latter-Day Saints" Emigrants" Guide. St. Louis, 1848. Rare first edition of William Clayton’s guide for Mormon pioneers traveling to the Great Salt Lake Valley, one of only 5000 copies printed. Scarce and significant. $98,000.

“EXTREMELY RARE… CONSIDERABLY RARER THAN THE FIRST” (ROSENBACH)

SMITH, Joseph (translator). The Book of Mormon. Kirtland, Ohio, 1837. Rare second edition of this holy scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the first to name Joseph Smith as translator on the title page)—a “third testament” (Bushman), the epic account of an ancient religious civilization in the Americas—in contemporary sheep. $60,000.
A JOURNEY OF ONE THOUSAND MILES ACROSS THE HIMALAYAS AND TIBET TO EASTERN TURKESTAN, RARE LANTERN SLIDE COLLECTION, CIRCA 1869-1911, WITH 175 ORIGINAL GLASS SLIDES AND ORIGINAL MAGIC LANTERN

(INDIA, TIBET, PAKISTAN & THE HIMALAYAS). Lantern slide collection. Journey through the Himalayas and Tibet. Calcutta, Bombay, London, 1891. Exceedingly rare collection of 175 original lantern glass slides with original magic lantern, circa 1869-1911, in three original cases, together with original candle-operated magic lantern complete with wooden slide holder and original metal case, an exceptional series of original slides, some in sepia, from photographs taken by a English missionaries living Northern India and traveling extensively through the region, including Pakistan, the Himalayas and Tibet—featuring views of ancient mosques, Buddhist monasteries, Sikh temples, and remote vistas rarely glimpsed by Europeans, with Thacker’s Reduced Survey Map (1911) containing a large folding linen-backed map of India. Together housed in a large contemporary wooden crate. $28,000.

“NO OTHER WORK BEFORE HAD EVER ATTEMPTED… SUCH A GRAND SWEEP OF HUMAN RELIGIONS”

PICART, Bernard. Ceremonies and Religious Customs. London, 1733-39. Seven volumes in six.

Mixed first and second edition in English of one of the most spectacular illustrated works of the 18th-century, with 223 engraved copper plates after Picart depicting the religious ceremonies of numerous nations, including Jewish and North American Indian rites. A very handsome and desirable large folio set in contemporary mottled calf bindings. $26,000.

FLUDD’S “NEOPLATONIST—CABALIST—ALCHEMICAL INTERPRETATION
OF THE UNIVERSE”

FLUDD, Robert. Mosaicall Philosophy. London, 1659. First edition in English of Fludd’s “grand synthesis of knowledge,” based on intricate, interwoven theories of mysticism, natural magic, Neoplatonism, alchemy, hermeticism and Paracelsianism, featuring numerous woodcut engravings. $24,000.

“DID MORE TO CONVERT ENGLAND TO PROTESTANTISM THAN ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE PROTESTANT DIVINES”

FOXE, John. Actes and Monuments (Book of Martyrs). London, 1610. Two volumes bound in one.

17th-century edition (and sixth overall) of this remarkably influential work, with two elaborate engraved vignette title pages and 150 in-text woodblocks depicting scenes of martyrdom. $20,000.

LOVELY LARGE ILLUMINATED PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT QUR’AN, LATE 18TH CENTURY, IN LACQUERED BOARDS

(KORAN). Illuminated Qur'an [Manuscript Koran]. Persia, late 18th century C.E. Beautiful and imposing manuscript Qur’an, nicely ornamented and in a fine bold hand, very finely bound in wallet-style lacquered boards. $18,500.

SPANISH MANUSCRIPT EXECUTORIA, WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE PAINTINGS, IN SPLENDID VELVET BINDING

MARIN, Juan Antonio. Executoria de Hidalguia en Forma. Arroyo el Puerco, 1770. Exquisitely illustrated manuscript on vellum, containing genealogical evidence of Spanish nobility and a census of individuals connected to Don Juan Antonio Marin of Arroyo el Puerco. In contemporary velvet binding. $17,500.

INSCRIBED BY MARC CHAGALL WITH A DRAWING

CHAGALL, Marc. Jerusalem Windows. New York, First American edition, with two original color lithographs specially prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful color reproductions of the artist’s work, inscribed on the title page in blue ink: "Pour Marilyn and Jack en souvenir, Marc Chagall." Chagall has drawn a bird and a tree in green colored pencil, and annotated it "N.J. 1963," also in green pencil. $17,500.

INSCRIBED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Strength to Love. New York, Evanston, and London, 1963. First edition of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s second book, inscribed by the author and civil rights leader, “Best Wishes, Martin Luther King,” in original dust jacket. An excellent association copy from the library of Transport Workers Union of America co-founder and president Mike Quill. $16,500.

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