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SIGNED BY SHACKLETON AND ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION

SHACKLETON, Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic. London: 1909. Together, three volumes.

Rare first edition, Special Limited Large Paper Issue of Shackleton's fascinating account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, number 274 of only 300 copies printed. First and only edition of The Antarctic Book, with the signatures of every member of the shore party, including Shackleton. With 16 mounted color plates, photographic frontispieces, and over 200 additional illustrations, including drawings and photographic plates. Three folding maps and a folding panorama enclosed in the rear pocket of Volume II. $56,000.

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“HE WAS A REAL RABBIT AT LAST…”

BIANCO, Margery Williams. Velveteen Rabbit. London, 1922.

First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue) of this beloved children's classic, "one of the first modern picture books, a perfect combination of story and pictures" (Mahony, 234), with seven beautiful color chromolithographs (three double-page) by William Nicholson, this copy blind-stamped "Presentation Copy" on the title page. $20,500.

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FIRST EDITION OF PROFILES IN COURAGE, INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY

KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York, 1956.

First edition, first printing, of Kennedy's Pulitzer-winning examination of "that most admirable of human virtues," inscribed : "To Marguerite Doherty—with my warmest regards. John Kennedy." $18,500.

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“FOND ADHERENCE TO THEIR PRIMITIVE GARB”

MCIAN, Robert Ronald and LOGAN, James. Clans of the Scottish Highlands. London, 1845-47. Two volumes.

First edition of the first illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional Scottish tartans, with two chromolithographic heraldic frontispieces and 72 vibrant, hand-colored lithographic plates after the celebrated paintings of Robert Ronald McIan of the great chiefs and highlanders. A beautiful copy in the publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated morocco bindings. $17,000.

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“SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1761.

Important second edition of Smith's first book, the first with Smith's major additions and revisions at the core of "his central concepts of sympathy and the impartial spectator" (Tribe, 14), a work increasingly regarded as "one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world" (Amartya Sen), beautifully bound. $16,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy. $15,000.

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THE ONLY COLLECTION OF FRANKLIN’S POLITICAL WRITINGS PRINTED DURING HIS LIFETIME AND WITH HIS CONSENT

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. London, 1779.

First edition, wide-margined copy of the preferred quarto issue, of this major collection of Franklin's writings, many printed here for the first time, containing his powerful testimony before Parliament in 1766, in which his eloquent answers to questions about the Stamp Act and other incendiary measures made Franklin "the foremost spokesman for the American cause," complete with three plates (one folding) and folding table, an exceptional copy with a distinctive 19th-century provenance in contemporary calf boards. $14,800.

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PHILIP PULLMAN’S HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY, FIRST EDITIONS SIGNED BY HIM IN ALL THREE VOLUMES

PULLMAN, Philip. His Dark Materials Trilogy. London, 1995, 1997, 2000. Together three volumes.

First editions of Pullman’s celebrated trilogy—including the very scarce first volume, Northern Lights—each volume signed by Pullman on the title page. $13,000.

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIC TREATISE OF THE 20TH CENTURY

KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936.

First edition of Keynes' last major work, considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, rarely found in the original dust jacket. With Keynes clipped signature laid in. $13,000.

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“SOMEWHERE IN THIS FAVOURED LAND THE SUN IS SHINING BRIGHT…”

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat. New York, 1901.

Rare first separate edition of this classic of American popular poetry, with vignette illustrations printed in red and a dedication to the poem's popularizer, actor DeWolfe Hopper, in original pictorial paper wrappers. $11,000.

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“TRUST IN THE LORD”

STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Boston and Cleveland, 1852. Two volumes. First edition, first issue, of Stowe’s classic and vastly influential novel, with title vignettes and six wood-engravings, handsomely bound by Macdonald. With an autograph note signed by Stowe tipped into Volume I reading “Trust in the Lord and do good faith & works. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nov 3d, 1893.” $9200.

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"THE MOST WORTHY… OF THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS"

LOCKE, John. Works of John Locke. London, 1768. Four volumes.

Seventh edition, the first quarto edition, first four-volume edition, of Locke's collected Works, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait (I), a handsome set in beautiful contemporary calf gilt. $9000.

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CONTAINING THE FIRST PRINTING OF “WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM’D”

WHITMAN, Walt. Drum-Taps. New York and Washington, 1865-6.

First edition, the important and preferred second issue, one of only 1000 copies, with the first appearance of the sequel celebrating Lincoln containing “Lilacs” and “O Captain! My Captain!” $8800.

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.'S PERSONAL COPY OF MCFEE'S SIR MARTIN FROBISHER, THRICE SIGNED BY PATTON, WITH HIS MARGINAL ANNOTATIONS

(PATTON, George S.) MCFEE, William. Sir Martin Frobisher. London, 1928.

First edition of this illustrated biography of pirate, explorer, and naval commander Martin Frobisher—this memorable association copy belonging to General George S. Patton Jr., thrice signed by him, as he often would with his personal copies: in ink on the spine ("Patton") and on the front cover and in ink on the recto of the frontispiece and dated "Nov 1928." There are also three penciled marginal annotations by Patton indicating that he read this volume. $8200.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE ETHICS OF LIBERTY, INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY MURRAY ROTHBARD

ROTHBARD, Murray. Ethics of Liberty. Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 1982.

First edition of Rothbard's "second magnum opus… a pillar of the Rothbardian system" in its bold pursuit of principles introduced in Man, Economy and State, inscribed in the year of publication by Rothbard, the father of libertarianism: "To L— & L— F— Warmest regards to two genuine and uncompromising radical (i.e. genuine) libertarians. Murray Rothbard." $7200.

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“ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF ANTARCTIC LITERATURE”

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World. London, (1922). Two volumes.

First edition, rare first issue, of Cherry-Garrard's firsthand account of the most famous of Antarctic expeditions, richly illustrated with reproductions of sketches and photographs made by members of the crew (a number printed in color), five maps and ten folding panoramas. $6800.

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SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY, TENZING NORGAY, CHARLES WYLIE AND WILFRED NOYCE

(HILLARY, Edmund) HUNT, John. Ascent of Everest. London, 1953.

First edition, with eight color photographic plates, 48 black-and-white plates, and a number of in-text illustrations, signed by the first two men to reach the summit of Everest, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and two other members of their historic 1953 Everest expedition team, Charles Wylie and Wilfred Noyce. $6200.

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"TO MICHAEL, OF ST. THOMAS, WHERE I HAVE ALSO HAD WONDERFUL MOMENTS OF LIFE"

MACLEAN, Norman. River Runs Through It. Chicago and London, 1976.

First edition, first printing, of Norman Maclean's first book, warmly inscribed by him in the year of publication: "University of Chicago. May 19, 1976. To Michael, of St. Thomas, where I have also had wonderful moments of life. Norman," a beautiful copy. $6000.

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“I WAS NOT BORN WITH A HUNGER TO BE FREE. I WAS BORN FREE”

MANDELA, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Boston, 1994.

First American edition, first printing, of the stirring autobiography of the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, signed on the title page by Nelson Mandela. $5500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE WRITINGS BY A MILITARY COMMANDER IN HISTORY"

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes.

First edition of “one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history,” illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in handsome publisher’s deluxe full morocco binding. $5200.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

(DECARAVA, Roy) HUGHES, Langston. Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955.

First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, featuring Hughes' text and 141 photogravures by DeCarava, the preferred softcover edition, a distinctive presentation/association copy boldly inscribed on the verso of the front wrapper by Hughes to the influential producer who produced one of his most successful Off-Broadway plays and was "one of the first producers to use integrated casts" (New York Times). In Hughes' inscription, dated the year of publication, he writes: "Especially for Stella Holt, with thanks for so many fine plays, Sincerely, Langston Hughes, New York, Nov. 30, 1955." $4900.

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FINE PHOTO-FACSIMILE OF THE 1632 SECOND FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, WITH AN ACTUAL LEAF OF THE TEMPEST FROM THAT EDITION BOUND IN

SHAKESPEARE, William. Facsimile: Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. London, 1909.

Beautiful photo-facsimile of the 1632 Second Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays—with an actual leaf from the Second Folio, pages 17-18 of "The Tempest," bound in appropriately. An impressive folio volume handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Asprey. $4500.

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"THE BOOK SANG OUT TO ME LIKE A RADIO" (BOB DYLAN): FIRST EDITION OF WOODY GUTHRIE'S BOUND FOR GLORY

GUTHRIE, Woody. Bound for Glory. New York, 1943.

First edition of the legendary folk singer's autobiographical account of his Dust Bowl years, the first and only book he published in his lifetime, a handsome copy in scarce first-issue dust jacket. $3800.

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COACHING ADVICE FROM THE NAMESAKE OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY

HEISMAN, John W. Principles of Football. St. Louis, 1922.

Second edition of this classic volume of football strategy by one of the great college coaches of all time, with numerous in-text diagrams of plays, expanded to include a frontispiece portrait and 18 full-page game-play photographs. Scarce and desirable in original dust jacket. $3500.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ISRAEL: A PERSONAL HISTORY, SIGNED BY DAVID BEN-GURION

BEN-GURION, David. Israel: A Personal History. New York, 1971.

Signed limited first edition, number 1036 of 2000 copies signed beneath the photographic frontispiece in blue ink by Ben-Gurion, the modern state of Israel's founding father and first Prime Minister. $3500.

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“WALLACE’S ACHIEVEMENT WAS TO MAKE THINKING ABOUT THE FACTS OF POSTMODERN LIFE… ONE OF THE KEENEST PLEASURES OF BEING ALIVE”

WALLACE, David Foster. Infinite Jest. Boston, 1996.

First edition of Wallace’s epic postmodern satire—“jubilantly anecdotal, winkingly sardonic” (New York Times)—signed on the title page in the year of publication by David Foster Wallace, in scarce first-issue dust jacket. $3200.

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“TO BEGIN WITH HE WAS ASHAMED OF HIMSELF—A RARE STATE OF MIND”

FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, 1961.

First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the superspy’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, who steals two nuclear warheads and threatens the world. $3200.

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SIX ORIGINAL MIRÓ LITHOGRAPHS: LIMITED EDITION LARGE FOLIO SIGNED BY MIRÓ

MIRÓ, Joan. Peintures Murales. Paris, 1961. Special signed limited edition of Derriere le Miroir, number 122 of only 150 copies signed by Miró in pencil, with his original cover design and six original lithographs (one double-page, one folding), all printed by Maeght. A beautiful production. $3000.

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"WITH THE AUTHOR'S AFFECTION"

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. This Is My Story. New York and London, 1937.

First edition, presentation copy, of Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography, inscribed on the half title to FDR's cousin, Morgan Library Director Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr.: "For Fred & Ruth with the author's affection. Eleanor Roosevelt." $2800.

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“MEN GO MAD IN HERDS”

MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. London, 1852. Two volumes.

Second edition of this important, entertaining and influential early study of crowd behavior, subsequently used to explore popular psychology and to chart the stock market, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations, handsomely bound in 19th-century three-quarter calf-gilt. $2800.

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“NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW”

CHURCHILL, Winston. Speech by The Prime Minister. London, 1940. First edition of Churchill's famous 1940 address to the House of Commons at the height of the Second World War, one of history's most stirring and influential speeches. $1700.

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FIRST OFFPRINT OF HAYEK'S COUNTER-REVOLUTION OF SCIENCE. PARTS I, II AND III, BASIS FOR HIS LANDMARK 1952 BOOK

HAYEK, Friedrich A. Counter-Revolution of Science. Parts I, II and III. London and Hereford, 1941.

First edition of the offprint of the initial three articles in Economica that became the foundation for Nobel laureate Hayek's 1952 book, featuring his critique of "scientism," in original wrappers. $1250.

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CHARACTER IS DESTINY, SIGNED BY SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

MCCAIN, John. Character Is Destiny. New York, 2005.

First edition of Senator McCain's moving work on 34 men and women—including Sojourner Truth, Gandhi, Washington, Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lincoln, Twain, Mandela and da Vinci—whose lives exemplify fine human values, boldly signed on the title page by McCain, a splendid copy. $650.

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