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– 3 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 First Edition Of John Quincy Adams’ Powerful Argument Before The Supreme Court In The Amistad Case, 1841 1. ADAMS, John Quincy. Argument of John Quincy Adams, Before the Supreme Court of the United States, In the Case of United States, Appellants, vs. Cinque, and Others, Africans, Captured in the Schooner Amistad. New York, 1841. Octavo, original cream paper wrappers, custom chemise and slipcase. $11,500. First editions of John Quincy Adams’ eloquent Argument in the landmark Amistad Case presented before the Supreme Court in 1841. In 1839 Africans on the Spanish slave ship Amistad rose up and directed the ship be sailed back to Africa. Steered north without their knowledge, the Amistad was boarded in Long Island Sound and the 39 Africans aboard were jailed for murder, mutiny and piracy. The ensuing two-year legal case—“the most celebrated slave mutiny of the 19th century”—became an international cause célèbre (Blockson, 24). Leading the defense was New Haven lawyer Roger S. Baldwin, with 74-year-old John Quincy Adams, the nation’s sixth president, enlisted for its closing. Adam’s powerful Argument remains “one of his most eloquent public statements” (Nagel, 380). Five days after Adams completed his Argument, the Court declared the Africans free. “In the official report of this case, the reporter planned ‘to insert the able and interesting argument of Mr. Adams, for the African appellees; and the publication of the “reports” was “postponed in the hope of obtaining it”’… But Adams did not send Richard Peters his arguments, and they were not printed with the report of the case… While Adams was unable to put the finishing touches on his argument before the volume of United States Reports went to press, he did make the arguments available in the form of this 135-page pamphlet.’” Contemporary owner signature on front wrapper of Salem, Massachusetts financier W.E. Greeley. Text generally fresh with just light scattered foxing, first signature with light expert cleaning, last signature with faint dampstaining.
– 4 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s First Edition Of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Inscribed By Him 2. ANDERSON, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio. New York, 1919. Octavo, original yellow cloth, custom clamshell box. $17,500. First edition, scarce first issue, of “Anderson’s first important work, and possibly his finest” (Sheehy & Lohf), inscribed: “To Florence D. Briscoe, Sherwood Anderson.” Although he had already published two novels and a book of poetry, Anderson did not receive widespread attention until he produced this book, “establishing him as a leading figure in the Chicago literary renaissance” (Stringer, 20). “These stories of small-town people voice the philosophy of life expressed in all his later works. Adopting a naturalistic interpretation of American life, he believed that the primal forces of human behavior are instinctive” (Hart, 31). The book was a major influence on Hemingway, Faulkner and Wolfe, and led critic Carl Van Doren to note, “Anderson, who is a poet at heart, is profoundly devoted to the idea that life to be truly good must be mobile and creative, not fixed and obedient.” First issue, with unbroken right frame line of title page; “lay” at page 86, line five; broken type in “the” at page 251, line three. Without very rare original dust jacket. Text generally fine, bright cloth with only mild soiling, toning and a bit of wear to paper spine label. Very desirable inscribed.
– 5 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 “A Masterpiece Of Descriptive Travel” (Hill) 3. ANSON, George. A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. London, 1748. Thick quarto, modern full dark brown calf. $9500. First edition of the first official account of Commodore Anson’s hard-pressed but ultimately successful challenge to superior Spanish sea power, illustrated with 42 folding engraved plates, maps, plans and charts, several over 35 inches wide. “This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men, 600 perished. The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. This account is the official one… It is a model of what such literature shouldbe” (Cox). Illustrations include splendid folding views of Brazilian harbors and cities, Acapulco, Tenian, Port St. Julian, Magellan’s Straits, the Bay of Manila and others, and large folding maps of South America, the Philippines, and the Pacific Ocean. With list of subscribers at front and directions to the binder leaf at rear. Early owner ink signature on title page. Text and plates unusually clean with only occasional very light offsetting. A splendid copy, handsomely bound.
– 6 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s Large-Paper Limited Edition Of The Novels And Letters Of Jane Austen, Attractively Bound And Illustrated 4. AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels and Letters. Oxford, 1923. Seven volumes. Octavo, modern threequarter navy morocco gilt. $8500. Lovely large-paper limited edition of Austen’s novels and letters, one of only 1000 sets produced, illustrated with over 40 plates, with frontispieces in color, very attractively bound. Includes Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Emma and two volumes of her letters. This text of this edition is based on the collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. The Clarendon editions were the first to use “contemporary illustrations”: “An undated memorandum in the Press’s files states ‘The publishers are bitterly opposed to any imaginative illustrations, and would cheerfully have no illustrations at all. But they would be in favour of a few objective illustrations’” (Gilson E150). Fine condition.
– 7 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 Signed By 65 Baseball Players, Including Joe DiMaggio And Whitey Ford 6. (BASEBALL) (DIMAGGIO, Joe) HONIG, Donald. The New York Yankees. An Illustrated History. New York, 1981. Quarto, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $5500. First edition of Honig’s profusely illustrated history of the New York Yankees, signed by 65 baseball players including Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Catfish Hunter, Dave Righetti, Sparky Lyle, and many more. This scarce association copy is signed by 65 players, all of whom distinguished themselves in Major League Baseball, including: George Selkirk, Tommy Henrich, Charles Keller, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Vic Raschi (twice), Allie Reynolds (twice), Phil Rizzuto, Cliff Mapes, Jerry Coleman, Hank Bauer (twice), Gene Woodling, Tommy Byrne, Johnny Mize, Whitey Ford, Irv Noren, Ed Lopat, Johnny Sain, Andy Carey, Billy Martin, Don Larsen, Johnny Kucks, Enos Slaughter, Bob Farley, Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz, Ryne Duren, Hector Lopez, Jim Coates, Luis Arroyo, Cletis Boyer, Bobby Richardson, Bud Daley, Bill “Moose” Skowron, Johnny Blanchard, Ralph Terry, Rollie Sheldon, Bill Stafford, Joe Pepitone, Tony Kubek, Hal Reniff, Stan Hamilton, Phil Linz, Mel Stollemyre, Horace Clarke, Fritz Peterson, Steve Bahnsen, Ralph Houk, Ron Bloomberg, Catfish Hunter (twice), Roy White, Ed Figueroa, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph, Dave Winfield, Dave Righetti, George Platt, and John Gordon. With hundreds of black-and-white photographic images, many full page. A very nearly fine multi-signed copy. Signed By 12 Members Of The 1949 Yankees Including Joe DiMaggio And Yogi Berra 5. (BASEBALL) (DIMAGGIO, Joe) (BERRA, Yogi) DURANT, John. The Yankees. A Pictorial History of Baseball’s Greatest Club. New York, 1949. Quarto, original green cloth, dust jacket. $3800. First edition of this photographic history of the Yankees, signed by 12 members of the 1949 Yankees, including Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Hank Bauer, and Phil Rizzuto. This history of the Yankees through 1949 offers insight into the early years of the team and features wonderful photographic illustrations. The book also bears the signatures of 12 of the 1949 New York Yankees: Charlie Silvera, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Bauer, John Lindell, Jerry Coleman, Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, AllieReynolds, Ed Lopat, Joe Collins, Joe Page, and Wally Hood. Initially viewed as underdogs, the 1949 Yankees overtook the heavily favored Red Sox (thereby beginning the epic rivalry) and progressed to the World Series. They ultimately beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in just five games. Dust jacket supplied from another copy of the book. Small bookseller ticket. Only faint soiling to a few leaves, very faint foxing and a few stray marks to cloth, only light wear and toning to extremities; dust jacket very good with a few tears and light edgewear. An extremely good copy, most desirable signed by 12 members of the 1949 Yankees.
– 8 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s With 175 Signatures Of Yankees Players, Including Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Hank Bauer, Catfish Hunter, And Many More 7. (BASEBALL) (BERRA, Yogi, RIZZUTO, Phil et al.) HONIG, Donald. The New York Yankees. An Illustrated History. New York, 1987. Tall quarto, original half red cloth, later brown heavy paper cover, custom chemise and clamshell box. $7000. First revised edition of Honig’s profusely illustrated history of the New York Yankees, with 175 signatures of Yankees players—many signing multiple times—including numerous Hall of Famers. While there are perhaps too many signature to list, notable signatures include Jerry Coleman, Phil Linz, Ryne Duren, Frank Messer, Luis Arroyo, Bob Turley, Horace Clark, Sparky Lyle, Brian Doyle, Rick Cerone, Ron Blomberg, Tom Tresh, Bob Bailey, and Bucky Dent (half title and facing page); Don Larson, Jerry Moses, Frank Messer, Jim Leyritz, Stan Barkston, Jim Abbott, Larry Gura, and Thom Sturdivant (title page); Phil Rizzuto (96), Bob Feller (121), Phil Rizzuto (132), Phil Rizzuto (144), Hank Bauer (145), Phil Rizzuto (161), Enos Slaughter (163), Phil Rizzuto (168), Bob Feller (169), Johnny Pesky (171), Yogi Berra (173), Phil Rizzuto (174), Bobby Brown (175), Bob Lemon (180), Clarence Marshall (180), Ralph Houk (183), Yogi Berra (186), Hank Bauer (187), Phil Rizzuto (196), Jerry Coleman (197), Hank Bauer (197), Jerry Coleman (198), Hank Bauer (199), Tommy Byrne (200), Lew Burdette (200), Phil Rizzuto (203), Yogi Berra (203), Jerry Coleman (203), Gil McDougald (204), Irv Noren (204), Bobby Thomson (207), Hank Bauer (209), Gil McDougald (210), Phil Rizzuto (213), Yogi Berra (215), Bob Cerv (219), Don Larsen (221), Phil Rizzuto (221), Enos Slaughter (223), Norm Siebern (224), Bob Turley (224), Tony Kubek (224), Don Larsen (225), Art Ditmar (225), Bobby Shantz 9226), Lew Burdette (226), Ryne Duren (227), Bob Richardson (227), Yogi Berra (227), Ralph Houk (236), Hector Lopez (238), Cletis Boyer (239), Luis Arroyo (239), Bob Richardson (239), Tony Kubek (240), Bob Richardson (240), Moose Skowron (241), Johnny Blanchard (245), Ralph Terry (245), Joe Pepitone (246), Tom Tresh (246), Cletis Boyer (247), Tony Kubek (247), Bob Richardson (247), Joe Pepitone (247), Al Downing (249), JimBouton (249), Joe Pepitone (251), Phil Linz (251), Mel Stottlemyre (252), Horace Clarke (252), Pedro Ramos (253), Jake Gibbs (253), Roy White (254), Orlando Cepeda (255), Fritz Peterson (256), Steve Bahnsen (256), Bobby Murcer (257), Ralph Houk (258), Tom Seaver (259), Ron Hansen (267), Roy White (268), Mel Stottlemyre (269), Jack Aker (269), Ron Swoboda (270), Ron Blomberg (270), Fritz Peterson (271), Bill Virdon (272), Chris Chambliss (273), Sparky Lyle (274), Catfish Hunter (276), Catfish Hunter (277), Fred Stanley (278), Dock Ellis (278), Mickey Rivers (279), Chris Chambliss (279), Graig Nettles (280), Bucky Dent (282), Paul Blair (282), Roy White (283), Ed Figueroa (284), Mike Torrez (284), Don Gullett (285), Dick Tidrow (285), Sparky Lyle (286), Bucky Dent (286), Ed Figueroa (287), Mike Torrez (287), Catfish Hunter (287), Ron Guidry (287), Bob Lemon (289), Ron Guidry (289), Bucky Dent (289), Roy White (289), Chris Chambliss (289), Ron Guidry (290), Don Gullett (291), Rich Gossage (291), Cliff Johnson (292), Oscar Gamble (292), Bob Lemon (292), Ron Guidry (292), Brian Doyle (294), Fred Stanley (294), Tommy John (295), Tommy John (296), Luis Tiant (297), Rich Gossage (297), Ron Davis (298), Bobby Murcer (298), Rick Cerone (301), George Steinbrenner (303), Dave Winfield (304), Ron Guidry (315), Butch Wynegar (315), Dave Collins (316), Ken Griffey (316), Don Mattingly (317), Don Baylor (319), Don Mattingly (320), Dave Rigetti (321), Ron Guidry (323), Bob Tewksbury (326), Don Mattingly (328), Doug Drabek (329), Ron Guidry (330), Denis Rasmussen (330), Wayne Tolleson (330), Mike Easler (331), Mike Pagliarulo (332), and Don Mattingly (335). First revised edition; initially issued in 1981. With hundreds of black-and-white photographs, many full page. Without original dust jacket. The previous owner painstakingly collected these signatures. Included are his player lists, marked-up statistics sheets, news clippings, and advertisement flyers for Yankees collectibles. He has also added a custom paperbag dust jacket on which he has listed Yankees (including some deceased players) as well as several Post-It notes also listing players and where they appear in the text. The book also has extensive handwritten annotations, particularly in the index and concluding pages, reflecting the owner’s attempts to get each signature. A few spots of soiling to interior, only light rubbing to binding. A near-fine copy.
– 9 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 “Universally Acknowledged To Be The Best Cook Book Ever Written” (Quayle) 8. BEETON, Isabella. Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management. London, 1861. Very thick octavo, modern threequarter straight-grain burgundy morocco. $3800. Scarce first edition of this landmark of cookery and home economics, richly illustrated with a chromolithographic frontispiece, title page, and 12 plates, each depicting multiple dishes. First published in 1861, Beeton’s Household Management was “an immediate bestseller and went into many editions well into the 20th century” (Craig 8). Its popularity “rested on its quality, especially the combination of clear structure and precise detail. Recipes, for example, were arranged alphabetically in sections, with ingredients, prices, weights, and cooking times all precisely stated, on the basis of tests carried out by the author in her own kitchen… For Isabella Beeton, a people’s ‘way of taking their meals, as well as their way of treating women’ were marks of civilization” (DNB). “As the compiler of what is universally acknowledged to be the best cookbook ever written, she will continue to be read as avidly into the 21st century as she has been in the 19th and 20th” (Quayle, 247). First issue, with the Bouverie Street address on the illustrated title page (Cagle 561). Frontispiece, title pages and plate opposite page 145 mildly foxed, text and remaining plates generally quite clean, binding fine and attractive.
– 10 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s Splendid Limited Edition Set Of Brinkley’s Works On Japan And China, Beautifully Illustrated With Photogravures, Engravings, Woodblock Prints And Original Watercolors—One Of Only 26 Such Sets Produced, Exquisitely Bound 9. BRINKLEY, Frank. Oriental Series. Japan and China. Boston and Tokyo, 190102. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original full red morocco gilt. $14,500. Imperial edition, one of only 26 sets, of Brinkley’s comprehensive and finely illustrated studies of Chinese and Japanese art, history and culture, with 12 hand-painted silk watercolor frontispieces, 13 woodblock prints, seven watercolor paintings of Japanese birds, richly illustrated with more than 200 full-page plates, including photogravures (many tinted and color-finished by hand) and colorprinted plates, and two large folding maps in color. A beautifully bound set, with lovely morocco doublures. Brinkley’s accounts of Japan and China highlight the fascination with which the West viewed the Orient at the end of the 19th century. A resident of Japan for over 40 years and owner/editor of the Japan Mail, Brinkley harnessed his knowledge of Asia to create the voluminous writings that both satisfied and augmented the curiosity of his Western readership. Contains many early photographs of Japan and China. Each volume features differently patterned silk endpapers. Large folding maps of contemporary Japan in Volume VI (including Formosa, the Ryukyus, and the Kuril islands) and China in Volume XII. This deluxe edition contains many illustrations not included in the trade editions of this title. A touch of foxing to endpapers. A splendidly bound, lavishly illustrated set in fine condition.
– 11 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 First Appearance Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets From The Portuguese 11. BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. New Edition. London, 1850. Two volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full crimson morocco gilt. $15,000. 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 in fine contemporary bindings. This enlarged edition of Browning’s Poems is rightly considered an entirely separate work from the 1844 first edition. It includes, in addition to the Sonnets from the Portuguese, a number of poems here printed or collected for the first time. “The strange courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, morally chained to amonstrous father, and their subsequent elopement, is one of themost romantic stories in 19th-century literature. What Browning did not know is that while Elizabeth was lying on that famous sofa in her father’s house on Wimpole Street she was pouring out her heart in some of the most remarkable love poetry ever written by a woman. One morning some time later, when they were living in Pisa, Elizabeth Browning pushed a packet under her husband’s arm, asked him to read the sonnets it contained and, should he disapprove, destroy them. Then she rushed from the room. Browning sat there and read with ever-growing wonder. Even before he had finished he hurried to his wife and demanded their publication. To shelter her feelings it was pretended that the sonnets had been translated from the Portuguese” (Great Books and Book Collectors, 239). Bound without half titles. Second state, as usual, with publisher’s address of “193, Piccadilly” on title pages (only four copies are known in the first state, and the title page is presumed to have been reset prior to publication). A lovely and desirable copy in contemporary morocco-gilt bindings in fine condition. Life And Works Of The Sisters Brontë 10. BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Life and Works of the Sisters Brontë. London, 18991900. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary threequarter tan calf. $4000. “Haworth Edition” of the Brontë sisters’ admired novels, illustrated with frontispiece portraits and numerous photographic plates throughout, finely bound by Riviere & Son. “They had neither wealth nor power… what they did have was the vicarious experience of books and an irrepressible creativity… More than anything else, however, they had each other… Without this intense family relationship, some of the greatest novels in the English language would never have been written” (Barker, 830). Includes Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor; Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights; and Anne Brontë’s Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey. With prefaces by Mrs. Humphry Ward. Also includes Elizabeth C. Gaskell’s noted biography of Charlotte Brontë. Interiors clean, a few leaves in The Professor with marginal creasing; a few corners gently rubbed, near-fine. A handsome illustrated set. “But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.”
– 12 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s “Very Scarce”: First Edition Of Richard Burton’s Book Of The Sword 12. BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Sword. London, 1884. Quarto, original pictorial gray cloth. $4000. First and only edition of Burton’s important illustrated history of the sword—a lovely copy in the original cloth. Burton undertook this comprehensive history of the sword and its use during his final years, after his explorations were over. “The arme blanche, as he liked to call it, had always had a fascination for him since his youthful days on the continent. He collected a great deal of literature, and inspected the armouries of Europe and India. To his encyclopedic mind the subject began with the first weapon fashioned by the simian ancestors of man, started afresh with the invention of metallurgy (which he assigned to the Nile Valley), henceforth coincided with the history of military prowess until the introduction of gunpowder, finally ending with the duello when the sword became a defensive weapon” (DNB). “He was a fully qualified master [fencer], sufficiently pleased with his accomplishment to place his diploma after his name on the title page of The Book of the Sword. This was to be his great work, covering—in three volumes—the sword in all countries from the earliest times. The first volume… takes the reader over some 300 pages from the sword’s origins to the early Roman Empire… he never got around to volumes 2 and 3” (Cohen, xxii). “Very scarce” (Penzer, 107-08). Owner booklabel. Foxing to endpapers only, interior and cloth remarkably clean. A lovely, about-fine copy, scarce in this condition.
– 13 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 “Curiouser And Curiouser!”: First Editions Of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking-Glass, In Full Morocco-Gilt By Zaehnsdorf 13. CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. WITH: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. London, 1866, 1872. Two volumes. Octavo, modern full brown morocco gilt. $22,000. First editions of “the greatest of all English stories for children” (Muir, 139), with the original cloth for each volume bound in at rear, beautifully bound by Root. “Historians of children’s literature universally agree that the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland marks the liberation of children’s books from the restraining hand of the moralists… The two Alice books… completed the reinstatement of the imagination, so long disapproved of by the opponents of fairy stories, to its proper place. Alice is, in a word, a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete” (Carpenter & Prichard, 102). First published and authorized English edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, preceded only by the extraordinarily rare suppressed 1865 London edition, of which only about 20 copies are known to exist, and the scarce New York edition of 1866. First edition, first issue, of Through the Looking-Glass, with “wade” on page 21. Bookplates. Fine condition.
– 14 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s Scarce Complete 12-Volume Collection Of First Editions Of Churchill’s WWII And PostWar Speeches, 1941-61, Handsomely Bound 15. CHURCHILL, Winston S. Collection of World War II and post-war speeches. London, 1941-61. Together, 12 volumes. Octavo, modern full three-quarter navy morocco gilt. $9500. First editions of Churchill’s separately published World War II and post-war speeches, including his rare last book, handsomely bound. Churchill’s war speeches, published between 1941 and 1946, “constitute a contemporary history of the war which is as lively as it is authoritative; and, so far as contemporary history is of value, they may be said to be the last word upon the war” (Randolph S. Churchill). The bulk of Churchill’s speeches between late 1945, when he was voted out of the office of Prime Minister and became the leader of the opposition party in Parliament, through his second premiership of 1951-1955, up to 1959, when he gave his last public speech, make up the post-war speeches. Toward the end of the Second World War and after, Churchill increasingly advocated that Europe enter the approaching Cold War era as a united and resolute voice. The speeches included in these volumes trace the development of Churchill’s call for European unity through the abatement of socialist party power in Britain’s parliament, the start of the Korean War, rising tensions in the Middle East, and the establishment of NATO. This set contains the rare first and only printing of The Unwritten Alliance, the last of Churchill’s books printed in his lifetime. Fine condition. “This Is Not History: This Is My Case”: Churchill’s Brilliant History Of The Second World War 14. CHURCHILL, Winston. The SecondWorldWar. London, 1948-54. Six volumes. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco gilt. $3500. First English editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, handsomely bound. “The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature” (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps and facsimile documents. Faint marginal foxing in Volume VI. Fine condition, a handsome set.
– 15 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 “Not Such A Hound As Mortal Eyes Have Ever Seen” 16. CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London, 1902. Octavo, original pictorial black- and gilt-stamped red cloth, custom slipcase. $11,000. First edition, first issue, of the third Sherlock Holmes novel, widely regarded as the best in the series, with 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. Although Conan Doyle had killed off his most famous character by sending him over the Reichenbach Falls while grappling with Professor Moriarty in “The Final Problem” (December 1893), his readership demanded the sleuth’s return. The author obliged with this, the third—and still considered by many the best—Sherlock Holmes novel, carefully positioned on the title page as “another adventure” of Holmes. “But,” as Howard Haycraft notes, “the seed of doubt was planted”; and while the novel proved an immediate success, readers continued to press for more. Conan Doyle finally relented and engineered Holmes’ “resurrection” in 1903. The Hound of the Baskervilles remains “one of the most gripping books in the language” (Crime & Mystery 100 Best 6). First issue, with “you” for “your” on page 13, line 3 and the illustration facing page 76 reversed (as it was originally in the Strand Magazine, October 1901). Without extremely scarce dust jacket. Ink gift inscription. Interior generally fine, with little of the foxing typical for this book; only light wear to extremities, mild toning to spine, gilt quite bright. Near-fine condition.
– 16 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s “Congress Shall Make No Law”: 1791 Constitutions, First Collected Printing Of The U.S. Constitution And 12 Proposed Amendments, The Declaration Of Independence And 14 State Constitutions 17. (CONSTITUTION) UNITEDSTATES CONGRESS. TheConstitutions of theUnitedStates, According to the Latest Amendments: to Which are Annexed the Declaration of Independence; and the Federal Constitution; With the Amendments Thereto. This Edition Contains the Constitution of Vermont, Not in Any Former One. Philadelphia, 1791. 12mo, contemporary full tree sheep, custom cloth chemise and full morocco clamshell box. $16,000. 1791 edition of this very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with 12 proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the 13 original states, in contemporary tree sheep. This scarce volume is the first to assemble the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the original 13 states. It especially “contains the constitution of Vermont, not in any previous edition” (Matyas 91-01). Within are the colonial charters of Rhode Island (1662) and Connecticut (1663), the 1776 constitutions of Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland and North Carolina, the 1777 constitution of New York, the 1789 Georgia constitution, the 1790 constitutions of South Carolina and Pennsylvania, as well as the 1780 Massachusetts constitution authored by John Adams—“one of the great, enduring documents of the American Revolution… the oldest functioning written constitution in the world” (McCullough,225). Also containing the 12 constitutional amendments proposed by Congress in 1789 (with a printed note dated August 1791 on the failure of the first two to be ratified). With pages 1, 71 unnumbered as issued. Early owner inscription. Pencil owner signature. Light foxing and occasional dampstaining to interior, a few leaves with expert cleaning, light expert restoration to binding. An extremely good copy in rarely found contemporary tree sheep.
– 17 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 Important First Edition Set Of The Federal And State Debates On The Adoption Of The Constitution, 1827-30 18. (CONSTITUTION) ELLIOT, Jonathan, editor. The Debates, Resolutions, and other Proceedings, in Convention, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787: With the Yeas and Nays on the Decision of the Main Question. Washington, 1827-30. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown sheep. $6000. First edition of this “invaluable repository of facts and arguments… one of the most valuable collections relating to the Constitution” (ANB). When Jonathan Elliot, publisher of Washington’s first daily evening newspaper, City of Washington Gazette, turned toward scholarship, he “began the work for which he is still well known today, the publication of historical material. In 1827 he published the first volume of Debates, Resolutions, and Other Proceedings” (ANB). Volume I contains the Massachusetts & New York debates; II, the Virginia debates; III, North Carolina & Pennsylvania; and IV, the debates of the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, with the text of the Constitution, “illustrated by the opinions of 20 successive congresses, and a digest of decisions.” The state debates are especially “full of fascinating material… Often acrimonious, they give a marvelously comprehensive picture of the dominant political and social ideas of the time and the characters of the men who enunciated them” (Smith, Constitution, 239). “The volumes remain the best source for materials about the national government’s transitional period between the closing of the Constitutional Convention in September 1787 and the opening of the First Federal Congress in March 1789… Elliot’s Debates collects the documents pertinent to the discussions on ratification” (Library of Congress). Text with scattered foxing, joints starting but sound. A very good copy, very scarce in contemporary sheep.
– 18 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s “One Of The Fathers Of African Nationalism”: First Edition Of Alexander Crummell’s Relations And Duties Of Free Colored Men... To Africa, 1861, An Especially Rare Association Copy With The Owner Signature Of Black Scholar Dr. Adelaide Cromwell Hill, Granddaughter Of 19th-Century Black Historian John Wesley Cromwell 19. (CROMWELL HILL, ADELAIDE) CRUMMELL, Alexander. The Relations and Duties of Free Colored Men in America to Africa. A Letter to Charles B. Dunbar, M.D., Esq. of New York City. Hartford, 1861. Octavo, modern blue and red paper boards. $3200. First edition of a groundbreaking work by Crummell, an “intellectual idol of W.E.B. Du Bois,” pivotal in asserting all men “hold some relation to the land of their Fathers,” especially “the sons of Africa in America,” an exceptional association copy with the owner signature of 20th-century Black American scholar and activist Adelade Cromwell Hill. In the decades when America moved from the Revolution to a Civil War, Crummell initiated “some of the earliest and most powerful conceptions of Black people as a people… in essence an early form of Black nationalism” (Rael, 142-43). Asserting this is “not… a plea for Colonization,” Crummell bases Relations and Duties on his belief that all hold a “relation to the land of their Fathers,” including and particularly “the sons of Africa in America.” It was prompted by a letter from Black physician Charles Benjamin Dunbar, who had left his practice in New York for Liberia just before the outbreak of the Civil War. At his death there in 1878, Dr. Dunbar was honored by Liberia’s leaders for his loyalty to the country as a physician, citizen and agricultural leader. This major association copy carries an outstanding African American provenance. It possesses the owner signature of Adelaide Cromwell Hill, the prominent Black historian and sociologist who followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, John Wesley Cromwell, a pioneering 19th-century lawyer, author and civil rights activist. Dr. Cromwell Hill, an influential scholar and activist, was a distinguished professor at Boston University and co-founder of its African Studies Program—only the second in the country. A fine copy.
– 19 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 “With Mr. C. Darwin’s Compliments & Thanks”: Darwin’s Variation Under Domestication, Very Rare Presentation-Association First Edition, With Presentation Note In Darwin’s Hand Laid In 20. DARWIN, Charles. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. London, 1868. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth, custom chemise and clamshell box. $59,000. Very rare presentation-association first edition, first issue, of Darwin’s hypothesis of pangenesis, with an autograph presentation note in Darwin’s hand, on his letterhead stationery, that reads: “Dec. 24, with Mr. C. Darwin’s compliments & thanks.” The recipient, Joseph Prestwich, was a renowned geologist and Darwin’s Kentian neighbor, friend, and correspondent. Presentation copies of Darwin’s works are almost always found with an inscription in a secretarial hand; presentations in Darwin’s actual hand, as here, are quite uncommon. A lovely copy in the original cloth. This work “took up in detail that subject which had been confined to one chapter of the Origin. It contained [Darwin’s] hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which he tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characters, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day… It was… a point of departure for particulate theories of inheritance in the later 19th century” (DSB). First issue, in first-issue binding, with errata points specified in Freeman; the first issue of 1500 copies sold out within a week of its publication. With four pages of advertisements dated December 1866 in both Volume I and II, and an additional leaf of advertisements dated February 1868 in Volume II. Bookplate of recipient Joseph Prestwich (1812-96). Darwin wrote on a number of occasions to Prestwich, most notably after the publication of The Origin of Species, when he sought Prestwich’s “general criticisms”: “I have always admired your various memoirs so much that I should be eminently glad to receive your opinion, which might be of real service to me” (12 March 1860). Prestwich was a wine merchant and avid geologist who was not able to devote himself fully to science until he retired from business in 1872; in 1874 he was offered and accepted the chair of geology at Oxford. While most of his researches were strictly geological, he did oversee and publish the results of an important excavation of human and animal remains: “Prestwich w[as] among the first to uncover Stone Age tools—worked flint—that seemed to push the first appearance of human beings back to a time contemporaneous with extinct fossil mammals… Lyell summarized the results for his British Association audience, which also provided him with a suitable opening for a few words on Darwin” (Browne, 80). During these years, Prestwich and his sister Isabella Civil Prestwich “had built a house high on the downs above the village of Shoreham in Kent in 1865, and this, Darent Hulme, now became his home” (ODNB), making him a neighbor of Darwin’s, with their homes roughly eight miles from each other. Faint fold lines to stationery. A hint of rubbing to corners. Very nearly fine in fresh and bright original cloth. A most desirable presentation-association copy.
– 20 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s “I Have Long Earnestly Wished For A New Edition Of The Origin In The United States”: Exceptionally Rare 1869 Four-Page Autograph Letter Written And Signed By Charles Darwin Concerning D. Appleton’s Publication Of The Second American Edition Of Origin Of Species And The Future Publication Of His Descent Of Man, Accompanied By The Second American Edition Of Origin Of Species 21. DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed. WITH: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. Kent, United Kingdom and New York, 1869-70. Single sheet of unlined paper, measuring 5 by 8 inches folded; pp. 4, custom cloth portfolio. WITH: Octavo, original purple cloth, custom clamshell box. $125,000. Very rare and desirable signed autograph letter from Charles Darwin to American publisher D. Appleton’s London agent, Charles Clayton, agreeing to a second American edition of the Origin of Species, with a slightly raised price, but requiring that Appleton also commit to an American edition of The Descent of Man. Accompanied by the second American edition of Origin of Species in original cloth. According to the Darwin Correspondent Project at Cambridge, the recipient of this letter was Charles Clayton, the American publisher D. Appleton’s London agent. This letter refers to details regarding the publication of a new American edition of the Origin of Species. Darwin begins by clarifying that fact, as the proposal was for a stereotyped American edition. Darwin had
– 21 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 been resistant to stereotyping his work in England. Darwin may have seen the first U.S. edition, published in 1860 from stereotypes of the British second edition, and was aware of the decline in quality compared to conventional typesetting. In England, Darwin still wanted the best printing possible, while the overseas printing was of slightly less concern. In letter dated April 1869, Darwin had, in fact, approached Orange, Judd, & Co., who published the American version of Variation, about publishing a new American edition of the Origin. Here, however, Darwin only mentions potential correspondence with Asa Gray, a Harvard botanist with whom Darwin exchanged hundreds of letters. Darwin’s fame in America largely rested on Gray’s positive review of Origin in The Atlantic and his subsequent pro-evolution debates with zoologist Louis Agassiz, which Gray won handily. Darwin’s decision to mention Gray here was likely meant to emphasize Darwin’s influence in the American scientific community and to underline the scientific prominence of Darwin’s American supporters. This letter indicates Darwin’s willingness to go along with Appleton publication proposal despite that inquiry, for both this work and for his upcoming book, The Descent of Man. The Murray notice that Darwin refers to was an advance advertisement for Descent published in October of 1869. Descent, delayed as Darwin indicates, was not actually published until early in 1871. Appleton managed to publish the second U.S. edition of Origin, based on a corrected and expanded version of the fifth English edition, by 1870, before their publication of Descent in 1871. Darwin kept a proprietorial hand on all of his work: other editions were also receiving tweaks at the same time he was considering the Appleton proposal. For instance, Darwin mentions sending several corrections to the fifth English edition of Origin to improve its upcoming publication in French and German. This letter is accompanied by the second American edition of On the Origin of Species, the subject of the letter. “This, the most important single work in science, brought man to his true place in nature” (Heralds of Science 199). Darwin “was intent upon carrying Lyell’s demonstration of the uniformity of natural causes over into the organic world… In accomplishing this Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken” (PMM 344). Excerpts of this letter were published in Darwin’s Correspondence, Volume 17. The book is labeled “Fifth Edition, With Additions And Corrections” on the title page, alluding to the fifth British edition as explained above. The first American edition was published in 1860, using the British text, and was subsequently revised over a number of printings not technically considered editions. Thus, this publication is generally known as the second American edition. Contemporary owner signature and owner stamps (including on half title and title page) of author and Egyptologist Orlando P. Schmidt, later Smith. Tiny marginal chip to corner, original mailing creases to about-fine letter. Book extremely good, with toning to cloth and wear to spine ends. Fascinating and highly desirable.
– 22 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s Splendidly Bound And Illustrated Limited Edition Of Disraeli’s Works In Full Morocco-Gilt, One Of Only 100 Produced 22. DISRAELI, Benjamin. Works. New York and London, 1904. Twenty volumes. Octavo, 20th-century full crushed crimson morocco gilt. $9800. The “Imperial Edition,” one of only 100 sets produced, splendidly bound and illustrated with over 60 plates in double suite, many finished in color by hand. A sumptuous production in fine condition. British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli revealed, in his novels, “the same sagacious insight, the same insolent and satiric cleverness associated with his political career… their place in the growth of 19thcentury thought was large” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 187). “From the moment of the anonymous but sensational appearance of Vivian Grey to that of the publication of Endymion which bore on each of its three volumes the name of the most distinguished statesman of the world, Disraeli held up alike to the follies and the ideals of his age the mirror of a keen and ruthless mind” (Sadleir, 107-08). This set is unnumbered. Only the occasional minuscule rub to a corner or two. A beautifully bound and illustrated set in fine condition.
– 23 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 The First Printing Of Milton Friedman’s “Methodology Of Positive Economics” 23. (ECONOMICS) FRIEDMAN, Milton. Essays in Positive Economics. Chicago, 1953. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $5750. First edition of the work containing the first appearance of Friedman’s pivotal essay, “Methodology of Positive Economics,” hailed as “the most cited, influential, and controversial piece of methodological writing in 20th-century economics,” in very scarce dust jacket. “The most famous methodological piece within 20th century economics is Milton Friedman’s ‘Methodology of Positive Economics.’ This piece is taken to advocate prediction-ism as the most important goal for and criterion of the success of economic theories” (Eric Schliesser). It “remains the most cited, influential, and controversial piece of methodological writing in 20th-century economics” (Uskali Mäki). Owner signature. Only occasional marginal check marks and underlining. Book near-fine, with a few tiny marginal tears, ink smudge to edge of text block, and only slightest rubbing to extremities. Scarce dust jacket extremely good, with a couple pen scribbles to rear panel and rear flap, a few small spots of soiling, and light wear to extremities. An attractive copy. “A Substantial Contribution To General Economics”: Malthus On Rent, 1815 First Edition 24. (ECONOMICS) MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of Rent. London, 1815. Slim octavo, modern marbled boards, custom clamshell box. $12,000. First edition of this “substantial contribution to general economics,” an important influence on Ricardo. “A substantial contribution to general economics… The rent theory it propounded… [is] historically significant because it attracted [Malthus’ friend and correspondent David] Ricardo from money into general economics and supplied him with an important building block” for his work of “determining the distribution of national income between landowners, capitalists and workers” (Niehans, 79, 88). Bound with publisher’s eightpage catalogue at rear, dated February, 1815. Minor spotting to rehinged title page and “Advertisement” leaf; text generally clean, marbled boards fine.
– 24 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s First Edition Of Alfred Marshall’s Money, Credit & Commerce 25. (ECONOMICS) MARSHALL, Alfred. Money, Credit & Commerce. London, 1923. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $7500. First edition, by one of the most important turn-of-the-century economists, in the rare original dust jacket. The founder of “diagrammatic economics,” Alfred Marshall was arguably the most important economist of the 19th century. The third of a series by Marshall, succeeding Principles of Economics (1890) and Industry and Trade (1919), this work “contains a quantity of materials and ideas, and collects together passages which are otherwise inaccessible to the student or difficult to access” (John M. Keynes). “More than anyone else, Marshall helped make economics a field of study in its own right” (Pressman, 68, 64). With rear leaf of publisher’s advertisements. Ink owner signature. Book with scattered foxing to interior, light wear, toning, and foxing to extremities. Rare dust jacket with paper offsetting to flaps and a bit of wear and toning to extremities. An extremely good copy. “The First And Greatest Classic Of Modern Economic Thought” 26. (ECONOMICS) SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1799. Three volumes. Octavo, 19th-century half brown calf gilt. $3800. Ninth edition of Smith’s landmark work—“probably the most important book which has ever been written” (Buckle), handsomely bound. “Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith’s achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work… it is the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought” (PMM 221). Buckle’s History of Civilization calls Wealth of Nations “probably the most important book which has ever been written.” First published in 1776. Bound with half titles. Small booklabel. A clean and handsome copy in fine condition.
– 25 – A u g u s t 2 0 2 2 “One Of The Most Famous 20thCentury Books Of All… A Must” 27. ELIOT, T.S. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. London, 1939. Octavo, original yellow cloth, dust jacket. $4500. First edition of one of T.S. Eliot’s most popular books, one of only 3005 copies printed, in the original dust jacket designed and drawn by Eliot. It was fellow poet Ezra Pound who first gave the nickname “Old Possum” to Eliot. Eliot sometimes used it among his friends and occasionally signed letters to them with the initials “T.P.” (Tom Possum). “A classic from the day it was printed and today-partly because of the irrepressible musical, Cats—one of the most famous 20th-century books of all. This one is a must” (Joseph Connolly). The work was adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber into the musical Cats, which opened in the West End on May 11, 1981. Cloth with mild toning to spine, dust jacket with a bit of toning, faint staining to front panel, expert restoration to spine head. A very attractive copy. “So We Beat On, Boats Against The Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past” 28. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. TheGreat Gatsby. NewYork, 1925. Octavo, original green cloth, custom clamshell box. $11,000. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction, Fitzgerald’s haunting tale of “empty elegance and impossible love” in the Jazz Age (Julie Bosman) and one of America’s greatest novels. Noted critic Cyril Connolly called Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: “[Gatsby] remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it” (The Modern Movement, 48). First printing, with “sick in tired” on page 205 and all other first-issue points. Without extremely rare dust jacket. Contemporary ink gift inscription. Owner blindstamp. Interior clean, a few minuscule rubs, gently toned spine leaning slightly. A near-fine copy.
– 26 – N e w A c q u i s i t i o n s “Let Me Tell You About The Very Rich”: Fitzgerald’s All The Sad Young Men In Original Unrestored Dust Jacket, The Copy Of Actress Gloria Swanson Who Regularly Hosted And Appeared At Parties Attended By Fitzgerald And Who Fitzgerald Included In All The Sad Young Men In The Story, “Rags Martin-Jones,” With Swanson’s Art Deco Bookplate 29. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All The Sad Young Men. New York, 1926. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $22,500. First edition of Fitzgerald’s great collection of short stories, in rare original dust jacket. The copy of actress Gloria Swanson, who attended and hosted numerous Hollywood parties Fitzgerald also attended and was referenced as one of the “beautiful people” in the story, “Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les,” with her Art Deco bookplate. All the Sad Young Men “was Fitzgerald’s strongest collection, with four major stories (“The Rich Boy,” “Winter Dreams,” “Absolution,” and “The Sensible Thing”) as well as five commercial stories… As was his custom, Fitzgerald polished the magazine texts of these stories. He was convinced that the book publication of stories affected his reputation, whereas the magazine appearances were ignored by the critics” (Bruccoli, 272). The lips of the female figure on the dust jacket are fresh and unbattered, indicating that it is from early in the print run. Bookplate of Gloria Swanson, the famous producer and actress nominated for three Academy Awards. In the story, “Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les,” from All the Sad Young Men, Swanson appears as one of the “beautiful people” disembarking from the ship. Fitzgerald’s notebooks mention his attending numerous parties at Swanson’s or where Swanson was present. For instance, a July 1923 journal entry states: “Intermittent work on novel Constant drinking. Some golf… Parties at Allen Dwans. Gloria Swanson and the movie crowd” (Bruccoli, 215). In fact, according to a 1937 letter to Zelda, Fitzgerald apparently fought with Frank Morgan (the character actor who played the wizard in “The Wizard of Oz”) in a coat closet at Swanson’s house, “but [he] had no recollection of the incident except that he had a scuffle with somebody” (Turnbull, 18; Letter to Zelda, October 8, 1937). Book with front inner paper hinge split, dust jacket with only slight creasing to spine head. A very nearly fine copy with an outstanding association.