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"A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS"

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume in contemporary gilt-stamped calf boards. $15,000.

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EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF H.G. WELLS FIRST EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY WELLS TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR SIR RICHARD ARMAN GREGORY

WELLS, H.G. Collection of first editions. London, 1910-45. Twenty volumes.

A wonderful collection of presentation first editions, given by H.G. Wells to Sir Richard Arman Gregory, his longtime close friend and frequent scientific advisor for his books, with three of the novels inscribed by Wells to Gregory. $5000.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TWELVE VOLUMES OF OSIRIS

SARTON, George, editor. Osiris. Bruges, 1936-1956. Twelve volumes.

First edition of the first twelve volumes of this important journal focusing on the history of science from ancient mathematics to alchemy in the Middle Ages to Indian astronomy. $4800.

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INSCRIBED BY H.G. WELLS TO HIS SCIENTIFIC ADVISER AND FRIEND SIR RICHARD GREGORY

WELLS, H.G. Love and Mr. Lewisham. London and New York, 1900.

First published edition (preceded only by a New York copyright edition earlier the same year), presentation-association copy inscribed by H.G. Wells to Richard Arman Gregory, a close friend who served as his scientific advisor, "To R.A. Gregory from H.G. Wells, and the Lord bless & keep him." $4500.

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“ANIMALS FEED, MEN NOURISH THEMSELVES; ONLY MEN OF DISTINCTION KNOW HOW TO EAT”

BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City, 1852.

First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition. $4200.

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"FOR DEAR JIM FROM HIS EVER-LOVING MARY FRANCIS"

FISHER, M. F. K. Sister Age. New York, 1983.

First edition of this collection of essays and short stories on aging, a wonderful association copy uniting two of the most important culinary figures of 20th-century America, inscribed "For J.A.B. from MFKF and for dear Jim from his ever-loving Mary Francis. Glen Ellen 1983." $3900.

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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO PROMINENT JOURNALIST AND PLAYWRIGHT BLANCHARD JERROLD, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH-GILT

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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TURNER'S 1771 GEOGRAPHY, WITH FINELY HAND-COLORED MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS

TURNER, Richard. View of the Earth. London, 1771.

Third edition of Turner's geography, with seven full-page maps, one full-page plate and ten in-text engravings—all hand-colored—one with a moving volvelle depicting time differences around the world. $3000.

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