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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Haynes' congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $28,000.

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"I'LL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU": AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MARILYN MONROE

(DIMAGGIO, Joe) MONROE, Marilyn. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Envelope. No place, circa 1954. Two items.

Original autograph letter signed by Marilyn Monroe, a lovely, warm letter entirely in her hand on her personal letterhead, writing to James "Lefty" O'Doul, the legendary baseball manager, coach and longtime trusted mentor to Joe DiMaggio, who married Monroe in January 1954, shortly before the couple traveled to Japan for their honeymoon on a pre-planned trip coordinated with O'Doul. This letter is undated but possibly is from that time, with accompanying envelope in her hand addressed to O'Doul using her pet name for him, "Jimmy Gold O'Doul." $12,500.

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST EDITION OF DUNBAR’S FIRST BOOK, OAK AND IVY, 1893, ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES PUBLISHED

DUNBAR, Paul Laurence. Oak and Ivy. Dayton, Ohio, 1893.

First edition of Dunbar’s first book, one of only 500 copies published, with 56 poems that offer up a peerless “expression of his own soul… rare and beyond the reach of most collectors” (Blockson), in lovely unrestored original gilt-stamped cloth. $9200.

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LARGE DRAWING OF SNOOPY ON HIS DOGHOUSE INSCRIBED BY CHARLES SCHULZ

SCHULZ, Charles M. Original large ink and watercolor drawing inscribed. No place, no date.

Original large ink and watercolor drawing of Snoopy laying on top of his doghouse in the sun, inscribed "For John Lebor with every best wish—Charles M. Schulz." $7800.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. The Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1912. Ten volumes. Second edition of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities,” in original dust jackets. $7800.

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COSTUMES FOR TCHAIKOVSKY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, WITH 56 MOUNTED COLOR PLATES BY LÉON BAKST AND PORTRAIT OF BAKST BY PICASSO, SIGNED BY BAKST: LARGE FOLIO LIMITED EDITION

BAKST, Léon. L'Oeuvre de Leon Bakst pour La Belle au Bois Dormant. Paris, 1922.

Signed limited first French edition, number 308 of only 500 copies signed by both Bakst and publisher Maurice de Brunoff, with 56 mounted color plates (54 full-page costumes and sets for the Ballet Russes, with letterpress tissue-guards), and a portrait of Bakst by Picasso. $7500.

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SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

NAPOLEON. Document signed. Paris, 1798.

Desirable 1798 manuscript document written in a secretarial hand pertaining to Napoleon's Egypt campaign and the resignation of the Commission Du Mobilier National, boldly signed as "Bonaparte" and with a few words in French by Napoleon. $7000.

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“THE THEATRICAL ARTIST WHO… CAPTURED THE MOOD OF THE AGE”

BARBIER, George. Original pencil, watercolor, and gouache painting, signed. Paris, 1919.

Striking original pencil, watercolor, and gouache design, highlighted in silver gilt, by legendary fashion designer George Barbier, of a "Gypsy" with tambourine, possibly relating to costumes designed by Barbier for the Gypsy ballet "Amarilla," danced by the Anna Pavlova and Alexandre Volinine at Drury Lane in 1920, signed and dated by Barbier. $6900.

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OFFICIAL 1945 REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINE LIBERATION CAMPAIGN, WITH MAPS AND PLATES

(WORLD WAR II) (MACARTHUR, Douglas). Leyte Historical Report of the 24th Infantry Division Landing Team. Philippines, 1945.

First edition of the detailed and extensively illustrated official report—stamped "Restricted"—of the 24th Infantry Division's important role in the campaign to retake the Philippines, from October 20, 1944 to December 25, 1944, with 27 maps and plates, many folding. $5500.

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EXTREMELY RARE PRINTING OF THE RESTRAINING ACT OF 1767, THE FIRST TOWNSHEND ACT

PARLIAMENT. Anno Regni Georgii III. London, 1769.

Very rare first printing of the Restraining Act of 1767, prohibiting New York from legislative action until it allowed the quartering of British troops, the first of the Townshend Acts, a series of punishing authoritarian measures that set the American colonies on the path to revolution. One of only 1100 copies printed. From the library of Malcolm Forbes, the owner-publisher of Forbes magazine and accomplished collector. $5200.

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LOVELY ORIGINAL WORKING COLOR PENCIL FASHION SKETCH, WITH FABRIC SWATCH, BY KARL LAGERFELD

LAGERFELD, Karl. Original color pencil fashion sketch. Paris, no date.

Striking original color fashion sketch on card, with penciled annotations and fabric swatch stapled to the card matching the colors in the sketch, by renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel. $5200.

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FIRST EDITION OF LYDIA MARIA CHILD'S APPEAL IN FAVOR OF… AMERICANS CALLED AFRICANS, 1833

(SLAVERY) CHILD, Mrs. [Lydia Maria]. Appeal in Favor of… Americans Called Africans. Boston, 1833.

First edition of "a central document of the abolitionist movement," the revolutionary 1833 work that made Lydia Maria Child "one of the first Americans to speak out against the institution of slavery," complete with three steel engravings, including the iconic frontispiece of an enslaved woman, full-page engraving of slave manacles and torture devices, and full-page engraving of Mungo Park with an African woman, a handsome copy in original unrestored cloth. $4800.

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"MAN IS NOT MADE FOR DEFEAT"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, winning him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributing to his award of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, in original dust jacket. $3900.

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"HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY THIS TALE OF LOVE AND HORROR BEYOND THE END OF THE WORLD…"

KING, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, 1978.

First edition of King's Hugo-nominated epic tale of apocalyptic terror, boldly inscribed across the entire front free endpaper: "To Father Guy Thorn—Hope you'll enjoy this tale of love and horror beyond the end of the world—Best, Stephen King. 11/1/80." $3800.

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"THE CHAIN OF THE SLAVE WAS BROKEN BUT NOT TAKEN OFF… SO LONG AS THE LAW DEGRADES A MAN, HIS NEIGHBOR WILL DEGRADE HIM"

(KELLEY, William D.) (HUNT, Benjamin P.). Why Colored People in Philadelphia are Excluded from the Street Cars. Philadelphia, 1866.

First edition, anonymously issued, of a core Reconstruction work documenting African Americans' ownership of "the meaning and conditions of freedom," opposing the policies and violence aimed at ejecting them from streetcars, rare in original wrappers. $3500.

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"NOTORIOUS": BEARDSLEY'S ILLUSTRATIONS FOR WILDE'S SALOME, WITH 17 FOLIO PLATES INCLUDING ILLUSTRATIONS NOT IN THE 1894 EDITION

(WILDE, Oscar) BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings Illustrating "Salome" London, 1906.

Scarce folio collection, circa 1906, of Beardsley's controversial illustrations for the 1894 first edition in English of Wilde's Salome, featuring 17 splendid folio plates, including the censored first version of "The Toilette of Salome" (XIII), deemed too scandalous for inclusion in the 1894 edition, in original half vellum and gilt-stamped portfolio. $2900.

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“A NECESSARY, PRIMARY SOURCE… IT SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY AND OFTEN”

JOHNSON, Robert Underwood, and BUEL, Clarence Clough. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. New York, 1887-88. Four volumes.

First edition of this essential Civil War reference, composed of narratives of leading military “survivors” (many generals), with hundreds of in-text illustrations (including those of Winslow Homer), maps, plans, and facsimiles. Handsomely bound. $2800.

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CHEYNE’S ENGLISH MALADY, 1733, THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT BOOK ON NEUROSES

CHEYNE, George. The English Malady. London, 1733.

First edition of one of the most influential early books on what was to become the discipline of psychiatry, probably the most widely read and influential English language book on the subject in the 18th century. $2700.

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THE WAR WITH THE SOUTH, HANDSOMELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

TOMES, Robert and SMITH, Benjamin G. War with the South. New York, circa 1866. Three volumes.

Early edition, three volumes abundantly illustrated with 27 color-printed maps and engraved plates of historical figures and dramatic scenes of the Civil War.. $2600.

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"THE FAME OF LA QUINTINYE AND HIS WORK AT VERSAILLES WAS SOON SPREAD FAR"

DE LA QUINTINYE, Monsieur. Complete Gard'ner. London, 1701.

1701 corrected edition in English of the 1690 first French edition by Louis XIV's Chief Director of royal gardens at Chantilly, Rambouillet and Versailles—"the most detailed work at the time upon fruit trees and their culture"—containing the section on Melons not present in the French edition. Drawing on John Evelyn’s 1693 first English translation, this exceptionally scarce edition is one of the first issued by famed English "nurserymen London and Wise but was probably Evelyn's own work," featuring copper-engraved frontispiece and ten engraved plates (nine folding), in rarely found contemporary paneled calf boards. $2600.

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EXCELLENT PRESENTATION-ASSOCIATION COPY OF PERSHING'S MEMOIRS OF WORLD WAR I, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO A COLONEL MENTIONED IN THE BOOK

PERSHING, John J. My Experiences in The World War. New York, 1931. Two volumes.

First trade edition of the 1931 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history, presentation-association copy inscribed in Volume I by Pershing to the chief stevedore at the Port of Brest, France: "For Col. John O'Neill, Recalling his especially efficient services during the World War, John J. Pershing. 'The Manhattan,' New York, Nov. 24, 32." The recipient is mentioned by name in Volume II, pages 200-201. $2600.

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"WORKS OF GREAT LEARNING AND RESEARCH"

PLUTARCH. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes. Boston, 1928. Eight volumes.

Limited edition, number 50 of 500 sets printed on fine paper with wide margins, with eight frontispiece photogravures and eight additional photogravures, handsomely bound for the publisher at the Riverside Press. $2600.

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"BRINGS TO LIFE A VIVID PORTRAIT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA": MARCH, SIGNED BY JOHN LEWIS

LEWIS, John, AYDIN, Andrew and POWELL, Nate. March. Marietta, Georgia, 2013-16. Three volumes.

First trade edition, mixed issue, of the best-selling three-volume graphic novel, boldly signed by John Lewis on the dedication pages of Books I & II, along with Book I containing co-author Andrew Aydin's signature and signature of artist Nate Powell dated year of publication, "11/10/15." $2500.

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CRITICAL PATH, INSCRIBED BY BUCKMINSTER FULLER AND KIYOSHI KUROMIYA

(KUROMIYA, Kiyoshi) FULLER, R. Buckminster. Critical Path. New York, 1981.

First edition, an especially memorable presentation copy of one of Buckminster Fuller's final books, wonderfully inscribed in the year of publication on the title page by him to the parents of Kuromiya, Fuller's trusted assistant on Critical Path, writing "To: Hitoshi and Emiko Kuromiya. With thanks to God that their son has become my friend and colleague and with my respectful and warmest regard to themselves, Buckminster Fuller 3/29/81," this copy also featuring Kuromiya's inscription on the half title, "4/1/81 For my parents: Whose love and support in difficult times has provided me with the space in which to think for myself. Love Kiyoshi Kuromiya." $2200.

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"NO CHRISTMAS WAS COMPLETE WITHOUT A NEW RACKHAM GIFT BOOK": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RACKHAM'S BRITISH BALLADS

RACKHAM, Arthur. Some British Ballads. London, 1919.

Signed limited edition, number 354 of only 575 copies signed by Rackham, with 16 beautiful full-page mounted color illustrations and 24 in-text line cuts, a splendid copy bound by Bayntun Riviere in full crushed morocco gilt. $2200.

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"WHAT A GIFT JOHN LEWIS WAS" (PRESIDENT OBAMA)

(LEWIS, John) (ANDREWS, Benny) HASKINS, Jim and BENSON, Kathleen. John Lewis in the Lead. New York, 2006.

First edition of Haskins and Benson's award-winning book, featuring 15 full- and double-page color illustrations by preeminent African American artist Benny Andrews, an especially scarce copy inscribed on the title page by Congressman Lewis, "To P— Keep the faith, John Lewis 4-21-07." $2100.

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