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[caption id="attachment_2979" align="aligncenter" width="700"] First edition in English of Plato's Republic, 1793. BRB 90425[/caption] That Plato should be the first of all the ancient philosophers to be translated and broadcast by the printing press was inevitable. --PMM Printed in the midst of the Enlightenment, this first edition in English of Plato’s Republic brought a cornerstone of Western philosophy and politics to a whole new audience. Plato’s enduring dialogues related to the constructi...
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“THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER WRITTEN”

GIBBON, Edward. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London, 1776-88. Six volumes.

Rare full first edition set, second state of Volume I, with portrait of Gibbon by Joseph Hall after Joshua Reynolds and three engraved folding maps by Kitchin of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire and of Constantinople, in lovely contemporary calf gilt. $36,000.


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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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“AFTER HAVING UNDERGONE A GREAT DEAL OF RIDICULE… WE WERE AT LENGTH CAST ADRIFT IN THE OPEN OCEAN”

BLIGH, William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty. London, 1790.

First edition of Bligh’s gripping account of “one of the most heroic sea voyages ever made,” with folding plan of the H.M.S. Bounty and three folding charts. A lovely copy in contemporary calf. $18,500.


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