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SIGNED BY BOTH JAMES JOYCE AND HENRI MATISSE

JOYCE, James (MATISSE, Henri, illustrator). Ulysses. New York, 1935.

First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 1151 of only 250 copies (from a total edition of 1500) signed by both James Joyce and Henri Matisse. One of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. A lovely copy. $35,000.

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EXTRAORDINARY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT INTRODUCTION WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WITH BOTH THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OCTAVO EDITION AND THE DELUXE LARGE-PAPER LIMITED QUARTO EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 175 COPIES, OF EDITH WHARTON'S THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS, 1916, WHERE ROOSEVELT'S INTRODUCTION APPEARED, ILLUSTRATED BY BAKST, MONET, RENOIR, RODIN, AND OTHERS

(ROOSEVELT, Theodore) WHARTON, Edith, editor. Autograph manuscript signed. WITH: The Book of the Homeless (octavo and quarto). Oyster Bay, Long Island and New York, 1915, 1916. Three items.

Exceptional autograph manuscript of the introduction to The Book of the Homeless written and signed by Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied by both the regular first edition (octavo) and the deluxe large-paper first edition (quarto), one of only 125 copies on Van Gelder Paper printed and signed by Daniel B. Updike at the Merrymount Press (out of a total deluxe edition of 175 copies), of this war-relief anthology edited by Wharton, each with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, four facsimiles of manuscripts, and 22 illustrations by prominent artists (eight in color). $27,500.

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FIRST EDITION OF HILDEBRANDT'S AQUARELLE, 1871-74, WITH 34 STUNNING LARGE FOLIO COLOR AQUARELLE PLATES OF SCENES FROM HIS WORLD TOUR, INCLUDING ALEXANDRIA, CAIRO, BOMBAY, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAO, PEKING, MANILA, AND SAN FRANCISCO

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde. Berlin, 1871-74.

First edition of this collection of 34 stunning color aquarelle plates finished by hand of scenes from the world tour of artist Eduard Hildebrandt, official Painter to the Royal Court of Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, featuring scenes from Alexandria, Benares, Bombay, Cairo, Bangkok, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Macao, Peking, Singapore, Manila, Japan, and two famous views of San Francisco. In the publisher's magnificent deluxe portfolio box, with a large sepia portrait of Hildebrandt mounted under glass on the front board. $25,000.

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“PASSAGES OF UNEARTHLY BEAUTY”

JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London and New York, 1939.

Signed limited first edition, American issue, of Joyce's "inscription on the walls of eternity," number 312 of only 310 large-paper copies for America (of a total edition of 435 copies) signed by Joyce in green ink. The copy of acclaimed Irish-American author Frank McCourt. $25,000.

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INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees. New York, 1950.

First American edition, preceded only three days by the first English edition, of Hemingway’s first novel since For Whom the Bell Tolls, warmly inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Maria Altagracia best always from her friend, Ernest Hemingway, May 1957." $21,500.

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PICTORIAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE BRITISH NAVY’S DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON: THE NAVAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1793-1817, WITH 55 SPLENDID LARGE HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. London, 1817.

First edition, first issue, of this dramatically illustrated record of British naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, with vignette title page and 55 vividly hand-colored aquatints of battle scenes by Thomas Sutherland after drawings by William Heath. A beautiful production in attractive contemporary morocco-gilt. $21,000.

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THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF POPE’S SHAKESPEARE, 1723-25, THE FIRST QUARTO EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS, IN CONTEMPORARY CALF

SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works of Shakespear. London, 1723-1725. Six volumes.

The rare and important first quarto edition of Shakespeare’s works, edited by Alexander Pope, one of only 750 sets printed, in nicely restored contemporary calf. $21,000.

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"IT DOES NOT SEEM POSSIBLE TO ME THAT ANYTHING FUNDAMENTAL ABOUT THE LAWS OF NATURE CAN BE INFERRED FROM THE PLANETARY CONSTELLATION"

EINSTEIN, Albert. Typed letter signed. Princeton, New Jersey, January 13, 1942.

Wonderful typed letter signed by Einstein discussing planetary motion and the "fundamental laws of nature." $19,000.

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“ALL THE DEGREES OF SEDITION, AND ALL THE EFFECTS OF AMBITION”

APPIAN OF ALEXANDRIA. Auncient Historie and Exquisite Chronicle of the Romanes Warres. London, 1578. Two parts bound in one volume.

First edition in English of one of the classic works on ancient Rome, with the rare third state general title page. An excellent copy, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere. Scarce and desirable. $18,500.

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MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S D-DAY PRAYER

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Lithographic broadside, "D-Day Prayer" Washington, Christmas 1944.

Limited edition of this rare broadside of the “D-Day Prayer,” one of very few—believed to be only 50—exquisitely printed copies issued by President Roosevelt for his close friends, handsomely printed in gothic type with red- blue- and gold ink textual embellishments. With a 1945 Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Roosevelt affixed to the lower left corner. $18,000.

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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, March 10, 1863.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Lovell Harrison Rousseau—a future congressman from Kentucky—as "Major General of Volunteers," countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully matted and framed with explanatory text and a portrait of Lincoln. $16,500.

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"THE HORRID SCENE IS INSTAMPED UPON ALL OUR BREASTS, IN CHARACTERS OF BLOOD!"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) COOKE, Samuel, A.M. Sermon Preached at Lexington, April 19, 1777. Boston, 1777.

First edition of the provocative sermon preached by Cambridge pastor Samuel Cooke, memorializing the two-year anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord—"the shot heard round the world"—an especially rare uncut copy of this seminal revolutionary work. $16,000.

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WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG AMELIA EARHART CARRIED WITH HER ON HER TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT

EARHART, Amelia. 20 Hrs. and 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship. New York, 1928.

Signed limited first edition, Author's Autograph edition, copy number 134 of only 150 signed and numbered copies, signed by Earhart and the publisher on the limitation page, containing one of the small silk American flags Earhart carried from Boston to Wales on her flight across the Atlantic. $16,000.

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A RARE LANDMARK IN BIBLICAL PRINTING

HEBREW BIBLE. Biblia Hebraica Sine Punctis. Oxford, 1750. Two volumes bound as one.

First separate Hebrew Bible printed in England, very rare, preceded only by its appearance as part of the London Polyglot (1655-57). Large-paper copy, printed on thick paper and in a beautiful elaborate contemporary calf binding. $15,000.

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“THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE WORK IN SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species. New York, 1860.

First American edition, first issue, of "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman)—the book that introduced the idea the world would come to know as "evolution"—published just one year after the London first edition. $15,000.

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“…BUT YOU MUST MAKE IT INTERESTING. THAT IS ESSENTIAL—ALL THE REST IS DETAIL”

CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. Works. London, 1903. Twelve volumes.

“Author’s Edition”—first American edition, first English issue—of Conan Doyle’s tales and novels, including four of his famous Sherlock Holmes books, number 118 of 1000 sets signed by the author, handsomely bound by Bayntun. $15,000.

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SIGNED BY GEORGE H.W. BUSH, JIMMY CARTER, GERALD FORD, RICHARD NIXON, AND RONALD REAGAN

BUSH, George H.W.; CARTER, Jimmy; FORD, Gerald; NIXON, Richard; and REAGAN, Ronald. Photograph signed by 5 presidents. Washington, Circa 1981.

Original color photograph of Presidents Bush, Carter, Ford, Nixon, and Reagan at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, signed below the image by all five (including the inscription "With Very Best Wishes" by President Reagan), handsomely framed with gilt foil presidential seal. $13,500.

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DALÍ’S LARGE FOLIO ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SIGNED BY HIM, WITH AN ORIGINAL ETCHING AND 12 FULL-PAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAVURES

(DALÍ, Salvador). CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York, 1969.

Beautifully printed limited edition of the brilliant and beloved children's classic, number 283 of 2500 copies signed by Salvador Dalí on the title page, with an original etching and 12 full-page color photogravures after his paintings—as breathtakingly imaginative as the text they illustrate. $13,500.

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PICTORIAL DOCUMENTATION OF WELLINGTON’S DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON, THE MARTIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1799-1815, WITH 53 SPLENDID HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

JENKINS, James. The Martial Achievements of Great Britain. London, 1814-15.

First edition, early issue, of this dramatically illustrated record of British military action during Lord Wellington’s Peninsular Campaign, with hand-colored frontispiece, hand-colored dedication page not present in all copies, and 51 vividly hand-colored aquatints of battle scenes by Thomas Sutherland after drawings by William Heath. A beautiful production in attractive contemporary morocco-gilt. $12,800.

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“I HAVE RESOLVED ON AN ENTERPRISE WHICH HAS NO PRECEDENT, AND WHICH, ONCE COMPLETE, WILL HAVE NO IMITATION”

ROUSSEAU, J(ean) J(acques). Les Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Geneve, 1782. Two volumes.

First edition of the first six books of the Confessions and the Reveries, Rousseau’s autobiographical masterpiece, handsomely bound. $12,000.

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WITH 24 SUPERB HAND-COLORED FOLIO ACKERMANN AQUATINTS OF SCENES ALONG THE RHINE, 1820

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine. London, 1820.

First edition, first issue, of one of Ackermann’s wonderful Picturesque Tours, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints and large folding map. A lovely copy. $11,000.

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PUBLISHER'S FILE COPY OF RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM AND SEYMOUR

SALINGER, J.D. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction. Boston and Toronto, 1963.

First edition, third issue (as usual), of Salinger's unforgettable Glass family saga. The publisher's file copy, labeled as a manufacturing sample and with four typographical errors noted by an editor/proofreader. $11,000.

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"LORD, REBUKE ME NOT IN THY FURY"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Northern France, circa 1470.

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, featuring five splendid miniatures depicting The Last Judgment and scenes from the life of David; three lines of Latin text from the Penitential Psalms; and an elaborate three-line initial. $11,000.

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“ALL THE EXCELLENCIES THAT NARRATION CAN ADMIT” (SAMUEL JOHNSON)

(TURKEY) KNOLLES, Richard. Generall Historie of the Turkes. [London], 1638.

Enlarged fifth edition of Knolles’ great history, with 32 engraved medallion portraits of the sultans and other historical figures, and a battle scene, engraved title page, and woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials throughout. An excellent copy in quite handsome period-style calf-gilt. $11,000.

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“BOVARY C’EST MOI”

FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Paris, 1857. Two volumes. Rare first edition, first issue in book form of Flaubert’s literary masterpiece, “the definitive model of the novel” (Émile Zola) and the work that “ushered the age of realism into modern European literature,” in marbled boards by Thierry de Petit-Simier. $10,500.

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"A CLASSIC OF ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE": VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF JOHN OKADA'S NO-NO-BOY

OKADA, John. No-No Boy. Rutland, Vermont / Tokyo, Japan, 1957.

First edition of Okada's only published novel—"there is no other novel like it about Japanese Americans… a close literary kin to Richard Wright's Native Son"—one of a very small number printed in English in postwar Japan in 1957, long forgotten until the 1971 first American edition issued after Okada's death, an especially rare copy in the original dust jacket. $10,500.

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"A FINAL TESTAMENT TO THE HUMAN VALUES HE CHERISHED MOST"

WASHINGTON, George. Last Will and Testament of Gen. George Washington. Boston, 1800.

Rare first Boston edition, one of the very earliest issued same year as virtually unobtainable Alexandria first edition of Washington's will, "one of the most historically significant and personally revealing documents he ever wrote." $9800.

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“A HIGH AUTHORITY TO LATER WRITERS”

STITH, William. The History of the First Discovery and Settlement of Virginia. London, 1753.

First English edition of one of the first colonial histories written in the colonies, partly based on Captain John Smith's writings, of whom Stith wrote, "I take him to have been a very honest man and a strenuous lover of the truth." Handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Bedford. $9800.

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ENGAGING 1946 TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN, WARMLY THANKING HIS FRIEND, DR. ISADORE HELD, FOR BIRTHDAY WISHES AND FOR SENDING AN "ENLIGHTENING" BOOK

EINSTEIN, Albert. Typed letter signed. Princeton, April 3, 1946.

Original typed letter signed by Albert Einstein, thanking his friend, Dr. Isadore Held, for his birthday wishes as well as for sending a new book that Einstein found both "extraordinarily enlightening" and humorous. Text in German. $9500.

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"ONE OF THE BEST ACCOUNTS OF HOW RUNAWAY SLAVES MADE THEIR WAY TO FREEDOM"

STILL, William. The Underground Rail Road. Philadelphia, 1872.

First edition, presentation copy, of the first definitive and groundbreaking history of the Underground Railroad—"the only work on that subject written by an African American"—with engraved frontispiece portrait of William Still, famed as father of the Underground Railroad, profusely illustrated with 23 full-page and numerous in-text engravings, inscribed to prominent abolitionist James Miller McKim: "To J.M. McKim Esq. from his Obedient Servant & friend W Still." $9500.

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"GALILEO, PERHAPS MORE THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE PERSON, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BIRTH OF MODERN SCIENCE" (STEPHEN HAWKING)

GALILEI, Galileo. Opere. Padova, 1744. Four volumes.

Third edition of Galileo's collected works—the first to include his famous (and prohibited) Dialogo, in which he defends the Copernican heliocentric system—in the original Italian (some texts in Latin), with engraved frontispiece portrait, folding engraved plate, and numerous in-text woodcut diagrams, in four handsomely bound volumes. $9500.

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MID-18TH CENTURY CAMBRIDGE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN BEAUTIFUL GEORGE II BINDING

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1754.

Splendid folio Baskett edition of the Book of Common Prayer in a beautiful armorial George II binding, with broad gilt-tooled borders, elaborate royal cypher in spine panels and splendid gilt centerpiece on each cover featuring the arms of King George II, with fine engraved frontispiece depicting St. Paul’s Cathedral, by J. Mynde, and text hand-ruled in red throughout. $9250.

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ONE OF 525 COPIES BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. London and Philadelphia, 1915.

Signed limited edition of the "Bible of Christmas," number 219 of only 525 copies signed by the illustrator, with 12 beautiful mounted color plates and 20 in-text line cuts by Rackham. $9200.

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VERLAINE’S FÊTES GALANTES, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED BY BARBIER

(BARBIER, George) VERLAINE, Paul. Fetes Galantes. Paris, 1928.

Beautiful limited edition, number 810 of 800 copies on Rives paper (of a total edition of 1200), illustrated by George Barbier with 20 full-page hand-colored pochoir plates in his characteristic Art Deco style. $9000.

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"A MAJOR SYNOPSIS OF ENLIGHTENMENT PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, SCOTS STYLE"

KAMES, Henry Home, Lord. Sketches of the History of Man. Edinburgh, 1774. Two volumes.

First edition of the work that the Kames himself referred to as his "magnum opus," a "major synopsis of Enlightenment philosophical anthropology," two quarto volumes in contemporary polished calf. $8800.

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“THE MAGNIFICENCE OR BEAUTY OF THESE EDIFICES”

(LONDON) [PAPWORTH, John Buonarotti]. Select Views of London. London, 1816.

First edition of Papworth's elegant volume, featuring 76 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (five folding), authored by this preeminent British architect, one of the earliest "magnificent illustrated books" issued by famed publisher Ackermann, with descriptions and plates of Westminster Abbey, Grosvenor Square, the British Museum, Whitehall Chapel, Bank of England, Newgate and Old Bailey, and other major buildings of early 19th-century London. Nicely bound. $8500.

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"CHARACTERIZED BY ROMANTIC FEELING": WITH 18 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT FOLIO PLATES

(ENGLAND) (WALES) LOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. London, 1805.

First edition of this splendid picturesque tour of the countryside of England and Wales, with 18 beautifully hand-colored aquatint folio plates. $8200.

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“TELL US, MY SISTER, SOME OF YOUR TALES OF MARVEL…”

MARDRUS, J.C. Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. New York, circa 1923. Eight volumes.

Limited “Sultana” Edition of this unexpurgated and unabridged translation, number 41 of only 100 sets from the first American printing, with 24 hand-colored plates by Roderick McRae, signed by publisher Whitman Bennett, who also executed the beautiful deluxe morocco-gilt bindings. A stunning set. $7800.

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"THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN ROCK JOURNALISM"

NELSON, Paul; PANKAKE, Jon, editors. The Little Sandy Review. Minneapolis, 1959-65. Thirty volumes.

First editions of the complete 30-volume run of the groundbreaking folk music fanzine The Little Sandy Review. From the collection of contributing writer Tony Glover, who was also a harmonica player and a close friend of Bob Dylan from their days in Dinkytown on the campus of the University of Minnesota. $7800.

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CAVENDISH’S EXPERIMENTS ON AIR, IMPORTANT 1784 FIRST APPEARANCE

CAVENDISH, Henry. Experiments on Air. London, 1784-85.

First edition of Cavendish's experimental proof that water is composed of oxygen and hydrogen and therefore not a separate element unto itself, with a folding plate. As issued in Philosophical Transactions for the year 1784. $7500.

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"THE FINEST WORK IN ALL OF MODERN RUSSIAN LITERATURE" (TOLSTOY)—"THE FIRST NOVEL ABOUT RUSSIAN PRISONS IN SIBERIA," AND THE FIRST OF DOSTOEVSKY'S WORKS TO BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Buried Alive [House of the Dead]. New York, 1881.

Rare first edition American edition of one of Dostoevsky’s most famous and most universally recognized works, The House of the Dead, a semi-autobiographical novel praised by Tolstoy as "the finest work in all of modern Russian literature"—also "the first novel about Russian prisons in Siberia"—published here under the title "Buried Alive." This was the first American publication of any book by Dostoevsky (spelled "Fedor Dostoyeffsky" on the title page), issued posthumously in the year of his death. $7200.

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“THE BASIS OF AN ENTIRELY NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE”

RUTHERFORD, Ernest. Collision of Alpha Particles with Light Atoms. London, 1919.

First edition of the first appearance of Rutherford's pioneering article about the effects of alpha particles bombarding the nitrogen atom—marking the birth of the nuclear age. A fine copy in the original wrappers. $7200.

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WITH ETCHINGS PENCIL-SIGNED BY HOWARD PYLE AND OTHERS

HORACE. Odes and Epodes. Boston, 1901-04. Eight volumes bound as ten.

Limited illustrated edition, number 163 of 467 sets, with title page decoration by Howard Pyle and 12 double-suite etchings by W.H.W. Bicknell, James Fagan and Edmund H. Garrett, signed in pencil by the respective artist on one impression, including a Bicknell etching after a Pyle painting, signed in pencil by Pyle, beautifully bound and in fine condition. $6800.

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VERY RARE MANUSCRIPT BOOKLET BY PEANUTS CREATOR CHARLES SCHULZ INTENDED AS A MOCK-UP FOR HOLT, RINEHART SALES MANAGER FRANK CLOSE, COMPRISING AN AUTOGRAPH NOTE AND A CAPTIONED ORIGINAL DRAWING OF SNOOPY AND HIS DOGHOUSE

SCHULZ, Charles M. Manuscript booklet containing autograph note and original drawing. No place, circa mid-1960s. Rare and wonderful mock-up manuscript booklet given by Charles Schulz to the sales manager at his publisher, Holt, Rhinehart, with an autograph note suggesting that his cartoon books be produced on the same stock and in the same size as the booklet and with an original drawing of Snoopy as an aviator, captioned on the facing page in the prospective text style. $6800.

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"THAT THESE AMERICAN STATES MAY NEVER CEASE TO BE FREE"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ADAMS, Samuel. Oration delivered at the State-House. Philadelphia Printed; London, Re-printed for, 1776.

First edition of a fascinating Revolutionary work of deliberate political misdirection, misattributed to Samuel Adams, firebrand of the Boston Tea Party, published in the wake of the Declaration "to show that the colonies were bent on independence," issued in London despite the imprint of a fictional Philadelphia printing. $6750.

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“WHEN YOU PLAY A GAME OF THRONES YOU WIN OR DIE”

MARTIN, George R.R. Song of Ice and Fire (i.e., Game of Thrones: Set of 5 novels). New York, 1996-2011. Five volumes.

First editions of the first five novels in Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire”—“one of the best fantasy series ever written”—inscribed and signed by the author "To Steve, May your winters be short, your summers bountiful" on the half title of A Game of Thrones; "To Drew, Enjoy the feast" on the half title of A Feast for Crows; and "To Linda, with all good wishes" on the half title of A Storm of Swords. A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons are each signed by Martin on the title page. $6500.

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"THE RARE IMAGINATIVE POWER OF WILLIAM BLAKE"

(BLAKE, William, illustrator) BLAIR, Robert. The Grave. London, 1808.

First edition to be illustrated by William Blake of Blair's singular poetic achievement, with 12 wonderful plates by Blake and engraved frontispiece portrait of Blake. One of only 589 copies published by subscription. $6500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK OF AMERICAN NEGRO SPIRITUALS, INSCRIBED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

JOHNSON, James Weldon. The Book of American Negro Spirituals. New York, 1925.

First edition, presentation copy, of the Harlem Renaissance classic, inscribed to a famous sports columnist and short story writer: "For Ring W. Lardner with sincere regards—James Weldon Johnson." $6500.

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INSCRIBED BY CLARENCE DARROW

DARROW, Clarence. Plea of Clarence Darrow In Defense of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold. Chicago, 1924.

First edition, “authorized and revised” by Darrow from the trial speech, of his passionate defense of teenage murderers Leopold and Loeb, a presentation copy inscribed in the year of publication by him to the widow of his friend and legal colleague famed for a plan on permanent government ownership of the rails, "To Marie Plumb from a long time friend and admirer of her and her husband Glenn Plumb with the best wishes of Clarence Darrow Oct 9, 1924," in fragile wrappers. $6500.

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“THE MOST COMPELLING JUSTIFICATION FOR COOK’S VOYAGES”: FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN COOK, 1788

(COOK, James) KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook. London, 1788.

First edition of the first biography of Captain James Cook, with frontispiece portrait by James Heath, handsomely bound. $6000.

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THE WORLD CRISIS, FULL FIRST EDITION SET, HANDSOMELY BOUND

CHURCHILL, Winston. World Crisis. London, 1923-31. Six volumes.

First English editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. “Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written” (Spectator). $6000.

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"THE FOREMOST ADVOCATE OF ABOLITION BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION"

BENEZET, Ant[hony. Caution and Warning to Great-Britain, and her Colonies. Philadelphia, 1767.

Rare 1767 American edition, the first published with an excerpt of leading British abolitionist Granville Sharp's 1766 Sermon on "the injustice and dangerous tendency of tolerating slavery," the first appearance of Sharp's Sermon in America, issued in Philadelphia a year after the virtually unobtainable first edition, also issued in Philadelphia, of Benezet's electrifying work that broke ground in recording slavery's relentless violence, "set the tone for much of the debate… during the revolutionary period" and documented England's profits from the slave trade, affirming its part in "this evil of so deep a dye." $5500.

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"A DEFINING TEXT FOR RENAISSANCE HUMANISM, INFLUENCING BOTTICELLI, DA VINCI, GALILEO, MACHIAVELLI, MONTAIGNE AND SHAKESPEARE"

(CREECH, Thomas) LUCRETIUS. Titus Lucretius Carus. London, 1683.

Rare 1683 3rd edition in English, first issued the previous year, of Roman poet Lucretius' On the Nature of Things, a seminal work in Western history offering "key principles of a modern understanding of the world," as well as a "crucial guide" to Thomas Jefferson, who proclaimed himself "an Epicurean" like Lucretius, owned an edition of Creech's translation, and gave the Declaration of Independence "a distinctly Lucretian turn" by naming "the pursuit of happiness" to be a pivotal American right, with copper-engraved frontispiece, handsomely bound. $5200.

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“PUTTING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN GOLF”

PARK, William, Jr. Art of Putting. Edinburgh, 1920.

First edition of this early instructional manual by a man who has "devoted more time to the study and practice of putting than any other golfer, amateur or professional," with 12 photographic plates of set-ups for long and short putts, signed on the title page by Willie Park. $5200.

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"A CLASSIC OF AMERICAN LITERATURE"

AGEE, James and EVANS, Walker. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Boston, 1941.

First edition of Agee and Evans' powerful and pioneering documentary photobook on the Great Depression—"the epitome of the genre"—with 31 full-page photogravures, in very elusive original dust jacket. $5200.

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FATHER OF THE BLUES, INSCRIBED BY W.C. HANDY

HANDY, W.C. Father of the Blues. New York, 1941.

First edition of the legendary musician's autobiography, inscribed by Handy in the year of publication to a prominent music scholar, "To Ted Livingston, with pleasure I add my signature after a most delightful chat. W.C. Handy 7-8-1941," this copy containing a laid-in typed leaf, stated "Second Draft," of Livingston's work on Handy's classic song, "St. Louis Blues." $5200.

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“EVERY HISTORY THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN SINCE HAS DERIVED ALL ITS LIGHT FROM THIS”

BACON, Francis, Lord Verulam. The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh. London, 1622.

First edition, first issue, of Bacon’s influential history, with elaborate woodcut title page and engraved frontispiece portrait of Henry VII by John Payne. $5200.

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“THE FRIENDS OF MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES WILL BE GLAD TO LEARN THAT HE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL”

CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. His Last Bow. New York, 1917.

First American edition of this collection of eight Sherlock Holmes stories, published in the same month as the English edition, in scarce original pictorial dust jacket. $4800.

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1883 FIRST EDITION OF “THE EARLIEST CALIFORNIA IMPRINT DEVOTED SOLELY TO WINE-MAKING”

(WINE) RIXFORD, E.H. The Wine Press and the Cellar. San Francisco and New York, 1883.

First edition of this illustrated manual from "the earliest California imprint devoted solely to wine-making" (Gabler). With frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. $4200.

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“THE PLACE WHERE YOU MADE YOUR STAND NEVER MATTERED. ONLY THAT YOU WERE THERE… AND STILL ON YOUR FEET"

KING, Stephen. Stand. Garden City, 1978.

First edition of King's Hugo-nominated epic tale of apocalyptic terror, boldly inscribed on the title page, "To Jeff and Brandi—With good wishes—Stephen King, 9/08/79." $4200.

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SUPERB TYPE-FACSIMILE OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

SHAKESPEARE, William. National Shakespeare. London, 1888-89. Three volumes.

First edition, “special” issue, of this handsome illustrated type-facsimile of Shakespeare’s First Folio in three large volumes: Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. $4200.

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“ONE OF THE GREATEST OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS”

SAUNDERS, Louise. The Knave of Hearts. New York, 1925. First edition of "one of the greatest of American illustrated books" (Porter, 84), the last and most lavish children's book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, with mounted cover design, pictorial endpapers, 14 full-page color plates, and nine in-text color illustrations. $4000.

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“LEND TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO BE FREE”

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Lend to Defend the Right to Be Free. London, circa 1940.

Powerful original World War II poster depicting a woman factory worker with the shadow of a Red Cross nurse behind her, accompanied by the words: "Lend to Defend the Right to Be Free. Buy Defence Bonds." $4000.

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"A CLASSIC OF AMERICAN LITERATURE"

BROWN, Claude. Manchild in the Promised Land. New York, 1965.

First edition of Claude Brown's moving 1965 account of his journey out of poverty and crime in Harlem, inscribed by the author: "To Elise & Josh, from Claude Brown," and additionally inscribed directly below by civil rights leader Charles H. King: "Sincerely Charles H. King." $3800.

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"EXTRAORDINARY DIGNITY AND POWER"

DREISER, Theodore. American Tragedy. New York, 1925. Two volumes.

Signed limited edition, signed by Dreiser, this very rare copy with publisher's "Presentation Copy" on limitation page and original slipcase, one of a very small number of copies intended for associates and close friends, issued along with 795 numbered signed copies, an especially fine copy, entirely unopened and uncut in original glassine and slipcase. $3800.

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"THE FEW THAT SURVIVE ARE EAGERLY SOUGHT BY COLLECTORS"

DISNEY, Walt. Mickey Mouse Book: Hello Everybody! New York, 1930.

First edition, second issue, of the very scarce first Disney-licensed publication, and the first book to feature Mickey Mouse—"the book was a small venture, and a relatively small number was produced"—including the story of how Mickey met Walt Disney and got his name, a board game (with all pieces intact), and a scored song "Mickey Mouse (You Cute Little Feller)," in original pictorial wrappers. $3800.

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INSCRIBED BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

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

First edition of Wallace's epic postmodern satire—"jubilantly anecdotal, winkingly sardonic" (New York Times)—inscribed in the year of publication on the title page by him with his printed name crossed over: "For Jeremy In Fellowship. David F. Wallace" with an original sketch of a smiling face, in scarce first-issue dust jacket. $3650.

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“THE MOST HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMERICAN POET OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

FROST, Robert. Complete Poems. New York, 1950. Two volumes.

Signed limited edition, number 1265 of 1500 copies signed by Frost, praised by T.S. Eliot as "perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living," additionally signed by famed typographer Bruce Rogers and New England illustrator Thomas W. Nason. $3600.

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INSCRIBED BY KURT VONNEGUT

VONNEGUT, Kurt. Between Time and Timbuktu. New York, 1972.

First edition of this “experimental television script composed mainly of bits and pieces of stories written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., over… 20 years,” illustrated throughout with photographs by Jill Krementz, as well as stills from the original March 13th, 1972 television broadcast, boldly inscribed by him on the half title: "For R— Kurt Vonnegut." $3600.

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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, in original cloth. $3500.

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SIGNED BY BEN-GURION

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

Signed limited first edition, number 526 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, a beautiful copy. $3500.

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"SOME OF THE BEST WRITING STEINBECK HAS DONE"

STEINBECK, John. Long Valley. New York, 1938.

First edition of Steinbeck's "second and arguably best collection," an anthology of 13 stories—ten appearing here in book form for the first time—along with the first publication of "Flight," the first public issue of "St. Katy the Virgin" and the first collected printing of Steinbeck's beloved novella, The Red Pony. $3300.

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“HONEY, NEVER YOU MIND…”

MCMURTRY, Larry. The Last Picture Show. New York, 1966.

First edition of McMurtry's popular third novel, warmly inscribed: "For Brian Curtiss—whose delicacy in regard to the feelings of harassed —— novelists is both admirable and rare—with my Best Wishes—Larry McMurtry. 1-8-72." $3000.

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INSCRIBED BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

LEWIS, John. Walking with the Wind. New York, 1998.

First edition of Congressman Lewis' pivotal account of the Civil Rights movement that transformed America, inscribed by him on the colophon page, "To M—, Keep the faith. Best Wishes, John Lewis 6-21-99." To African American leader, Dr. Cornel West, "No other elected official in America embodies the grand legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., more than John Lewis. In other words, he is a national treasure." $3000.

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“EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS OF CENTRAL IMPORTANCE”

FARADAY, Michael. Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics. London, 1859.

First edition of Faraday's collected papers in chemistry and physics, documenting important discoveries from one of the world's greatest scientists, with three engraved plates (one folding). A fine copy in the original cloth. $2800.

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"STEWART ADVOCATED A 'COMMON-SENSE' PHILOSOPHY"

STEWART, Dugald. Philosophical Essays. Edinburgh, 1810.

First edition of this collection of the Scottish philosopher's essays—on the works of Locke, Berkeley, Hartley, Priestly, and Darwin, and also on Beauty, the Sublime, and Taste—in nicely restored contemporary calf-gilt. $2750.

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"ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL FIGURES IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC MOVEMENT"

LOMAX, John A. and LOMAX, Alan. Negro Folk Songs As Sung by Lead Belly. New York, 1936.

First edition of the Lomax' collection of nearly 50 songs by Lead Belly, including classics such as Good Night Irene and Midnight Special, with frontispiece of Leadbelly by acclaimed jazz photographer Otto Hess, in very scarce original dust jacket. $2600.

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INSCRIBED BY WALTER HAGEN

HAGEN, Walter. The Walter Hagen Story. New York, 1956.

First edition of the golfing legend's autobiography, featuring 24 pages of photographs, inscribed and signed by him in the year of publication, "To 'Dick' Payne, 'Bob' says that you may beat me playing golf, but I still can take care of him in the dice game. Perhaps I can tame you too on your next visit. Golfingly, Walter Hagen, 1956." $2200.

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"MONUMENTAL… OUGHT TO BE IN THE HANDS OF EVERYBODY CONNECTED WITH THE BREWING INDUSTRY"

ARNOLD, John P. Origin and History of Beer and Brewing. Chicago, 1911.

First edition of Arnold's widely praised and comprehensive history of beer, spanning the prehistoric era through the late 18th century, a fine copy. $2200.

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INSCRIBED BY JERZY KOSINKSI

KOSINSKI, Jerzy. Painted Bird. Boston, Cambridge, 1965.

First edition, first issue, of the first book published under Kosinski's name—"the novel marks Kosinski as an important American author of the late 20th century"—boldly inscribed in the year of publication by him on the title page, "For Mrs P— M— with appreciation and very best wishes for 1966, Jerzy Kosinski, Boston, December 23, 1965." $1800.

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"GIVE ME YOUR WORD THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT"

BIDEN, Joe. Promise Me, Dad. New York, 2017.

First edition, one of an unspecified number of copies with publisher's "Signed Edition" on dust jacket front panel, signed in blue ink by President Biden on publisher's tipped-in leaf. $1600.

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"THE CENTRAL IMPORTANCE OF SONG TO THE MOVEMENT"

(LYON, Danny) (LEWIS, John) CARAWAN, Guy and CARAWAN, Candie. We Shall Overcome. New York, 1963.

First edition, first printing, of one of the first and most influential works issued by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), with over 40 songs & over 50 photographic illustrations, many by Danny Lyon, whose powerful images of young black activists and ordinary men and women affirm that "every person in the ranks of the movement had already achieved a revolution." $1600.

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"YOU'RE DEAD, GEORGE. YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THE SENSE TO LIE DOWN."

KING, Stephen. Dark Half. New York, 1989.

First American edition, issued only days after the English edition, of King's "wonderfully frightening" novel, inscribed on the title page by him: "For K—- M—- Best wishes, Stephen King 10/31/89." $1350.

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"WE ALL CRY FOR FREEDOM!": THE MOVEMENT, WITH TEXT BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANNY LYON, ROBERT FRANK AND ROY DE CAVARA

HANSBERRY, Lorraine. Movement. New York, 1964.

First edition of this powerful visual record of America's Civil Rights struggle, with text by Lorraine Hansberry—her last book published before her death at age 34—accompanied by 148 black-and-white photogravures, most by award-winning photographer Danny Lyon, the first appearance in book form of his work, along with striking images by Robert Frank, David Heath, Roy De Carava and others. $1200.

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SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY

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

First edition, with eight color photographic plates, 48 black-and-white plates, and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches, boldly signed on the title page by Sir Edmund Hillary. $1100.

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FIRST EDITION OF MCCLELLAN’S OWN STORY

MCCLELLAN, George B. McClellan's Own Story. New York, 1887.

First edition of the Civil War memoirs of Lincoln’s controversial commander of the Army of the Potomac, in original cloth with “shoulder-strap” spine emblem, steel-engraved frontispiece portrait, nine illustrations, three full-page maps, and a two-page facsimile letter. $650.

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WITH THE SIGNATURES OF FOUR OF THE "JOLLY ROGERS"

BLACKBURN, Tom. The Jolly Rogers. New York, 1989.

First edition of this story of one of the Pacific's bravest fighting squadrons, signed on an adhesive label by the leader of the Jolly Rogers, Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17, ace Tom Blackburn (dated 7/6/90); signed on the title page by fellow "Jolly Roger" Andy Jagger (dated 11/5/95), and additionally signed on affixed labels by squadmates Windy Hill (7/7/90) and fellow ace Dan Cunningham (7/5/90). $400.

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"THE BEST BOOK TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR"

HERR, Michael. Dispatches. New York, 1977.

First edition of Michael Herr's first book, an explosive look at the Vietnam War that "characterized the 1960s at their best" (New York Times), inspiring both Apocalypse Now (1979) and Full Metal Jacket (1987). $400.

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"WAKE UP, RUDOLPH. IT'S ALMOST NIGHT"

MAY, Robert L. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Racine, 1951.

"Authorized edition" of a charming tale of Santa's beloved ninth reindeer, originally written exclusively for Montgomery Ward by Robert May, this 1951 edition of Santa's gift for Rudolph designed by May for pre-school children, with colorful illustrations on every page, a lovely copy in original wrappers. $385.

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SIGNED ON A SPECIAL BOOKPLATE BY THREE ACES FROM THE 56TH FIGHTER GROUP: GABBY GABRESKI, BUD MAHURIN, AND JIM CARTER

FREEMAN, Roger A. Zemke's Wolf Pack. New York, 1988.

First American edition of this fascinating narrative of a single fighter group's war over Europe, signed on a special "Aces of the 56th Fighter Group" bookplate by Gabby Gabreski, Bud Mahurin, and Jim Carter. $275.

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