EXTRAORDINARILY RARE ARMORIAL BINDING: ONE OF VERY FEW KNOWN COPIES WITH THIS GILT CIPHER OF CHARLES II
(CHARLES I) (CHARLES II) SANDERSON, William. A Compleat History of the Life and Reign. London, 1658.
First edition of this important work on the life of Charles I, containing the rarely found engraved frontispiece of Charles I by G. Faithorne, with the very rare large crowned cipher of Charles II ("CAR REX"; "DIEU ET MON DROIT") stamped in gilt on front and back covers, a cipher very likely commissioned by the King for this specific work for presentation, as it has only been noted on copies of this edition of Sanderson's Compleat History. $16,500.
“THE MYSTIC CHORDS OF MEMORY": LINCOLN’S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS, 1861
LINCOLN, Abraham. Inaugural Address. Washington, March 8, 1861.
Rare second printing of Lincoln’s important first inaugural address, printed by order of the Senate four days after its delivery. $7000.
WITH 85 LOVELY FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED HAND-COLORED VIEWS BY BARTLETT
(TURKEY) (BARTLETT, William Henry, illustrator) PARDOE, Julia. The Beauties of the Bosphorus. London, circa 1854.
Early edition, with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, map, and 85 steel-engraved plates of Turkish views and landmarks after drawings by William Henry Bartlett—all except the map splendidly and vividly hand-colored—handsomely bound. $6000.