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Culture Beat: Highlights of the Harlem Renaissance

Looking to escape the summer heat? You can't beat a blissfully cool day exploring MoMA’s current show, “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works.” Jacob Lawrence’s masterful Migration Series stands as the exhibition’s fulcrum, narrating the dramatic exodus of nearly six million African-American men and women from the rural reaches of the Deep South into the hearts of industrial American cities in the early years of the twentieth century. But the exhibition really takes o...
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EXCEEDINGLY RARE LARGE PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, WITH 140 FOLIO MOUNTED ALBUMEN PRINTS OF PRESIDENT GRANT’S FUNERAL PROCESSION, DISTINGUISHED IN PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO-GILT BOARDS

(GRANT, Ulysses S.). Seven Mile Funeral Cortege of General Grant. Boston, 1886.

Rare first edition of this beautiful large folio album of 140 mounted albumen prints, in publisher’s morocco-gilt boards. $23,000.


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

(PICART, Bernard) [Bernard, Jean Frédéric]. Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations. London, 1731-39. Seven volumes bound in six.

First edition in English of one of the most spectacular illustrated works of the 18th century, complete with 223 large folio copper engravings, 32 double-page or folding, depicting the religious ceremonies of numerous faiths and nations, including Jewish and North American Indian rites. “No other work before had ever attempted, in word and image, such a grand sweep of human religions” (The Book that Changed Europe, 1). $18,500.


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IMPORTANT NEW YORK EDITION OF HENRY JAMES’ WORKS, WITH PHOTOGRAVURES BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

JAMES, Henry. Novels and Tales of Henry James. New York, 1907-17. Twenty-six volumes. Important “New York Edition” (trade issue) of Henry James’ works, with 26 beautiful frontispiece photogravures by Alvin Langdon Coburn and special prefaces prepared by James specifically for this edition, handsomely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt. $16,000.


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