OGILBY’S REMARKABLE 1671 AMERICA, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED
OGILBY, John. America. London, 1671.
First edition of one of the greatest illustrated English works on the New World, with 51 splendid double-page engraved views and maps, six full-page portraits, frontispiece, and 66 illustrations in the text. The work contains "the first extensive account of Maryland" and one of the earliest views of New York City. A handsomely bound, wide-margined copy. $65,000.
“ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN”
TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [sheep]. New York, 1885.
First edition, in unrestored publisher’s deluxe sheep binding, with all first-state points, including the extraordinarily rare “curved fly” illustration. Most rare, one of approximately 2500 copies issued in this binding, one of the first copies to be printed in the “original state,” before the above illustration was altered. This unaltered leaf appears in only some of the publisher’s deluxe bindings and never in the cloth-bound copies. $30,000.
SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND EXPEDITION MEMBERS GEORGE LOWE AND CHARLES EVANS
(HILLARY, Edmund) HUNT, John. The Conquest of Everest. New York, 1954.
First American edition of the official account of the first summit of Mount Everest, signed on the half title by Edmund Hillary and expedition members George Lowe and Charles Evans. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $1800.