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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 handsomely bound. $13,800.

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY DALÍ WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A SHOOTING STAR

DALÍ, Salvador. Diners de Gala. New York, 1973.

Desirable first edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala, an exceptional copy boldly inscribed in black felt pen by Dalí across two pages preceding title page to "Josefine," with his sketch of shooting star above his name, "Dalí, 1975." $13,500.

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“THE LAST WORK OF AS GREAT A GENIUS AS ANY AGE EVER PRODUCED”

NEWTON, Isaac. The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended. London, 1728.

First edition, scarce large-paper issue, of Newton's posthumously published, intriguing revision of accepted chronologies, based largely on mythology and Ptolemaic astronomy, illustrated with three engraved folding plates depicting Solomon's Temple, especially scarce in beautiful contemporary morocco-gilt. $6500.

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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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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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SIMPSON’S LAW OF AVERAGES, 1755

SIMPSON, T(homas). The Advantage of Taking the Mean in Practical Astronomy. London, 1756.

First edition of Simpson’s mathematical proof that the average of a number of observations is nearer to the truth than any single observation, the first demonstration of this fundamental scientific concept. $1850.

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