February 2022 Catalogue

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S February 2022

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First Edition Of Agricola’s Treatise On Weights And Measures, 1533 1. AGRICOLA, Georgius. Libri Quinque de Mensuris & Ponderibus. Basel, 1533. Small quarto, 18th-century blue paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $7500. Click for more info Rare first edition of Agricola’s treatise on weights and measures, with five elaborate woodcut initials, printed at the famed Froben press in Basel in 1533. “The work can hardly be called an arithmetic, but is a valuable book of reference on the history of ancient measures. The book is also valuable to the student of Roman and Greek numerals, and of the various symbols of measures. Such works explain the origin of certain systems of measures employed before the metric system developed, and of such symbols as are still used by apothecaries” (Smith, 171). Although best known for his 1556 work on mining and metallurgy, De Re Metallica, Agricola first established his reputation as an important scholar and humanist with De Mensuris & Ponderibus.. Text in Latin. The rear wrapper shows a title page for a 1750 theological work printed in Venice on the inner flap. Occasional light marginal dampstaining, text overall crisp and clean, restoration to spine of 18th-century paper wrappers. Rare. February 2022 – 3 – Bauman Rare Books

“Relatively Few Copies Of The 1832-33 Philadelphia Editions Are Known To Survive”: Very Scarce 1833 First American Edition Of Austen’s First Novel, Sense And Sensibility, In Original Boards 2. AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. Philadelphia, 1833. Two volumes. 12mo, original drab boards sympathetically rebacked, uncut, custom clamshell box. $35,000. Click for more info First American edition—an edition of only 1250 copies—of Jane Austen’s first novel, on “the twin themes of prudence and benevolence, reason and passion, head and heart, or sense and sensibility,” in original boards. Sense and Sensibility “does brightly respond to an interesting religious and ethical debate over the philosophy of sentiment… A debate was in full swing by the 1790s when novel after novel took up the twin themes of prudence and benevolence, reason and passion, head and heart, or sense and sensibility” (Honan, Jane Austen, 275-77). “It may be... that the availability of London editions in North America satisfied early local demand for Austen’s novels, but, whether or not that is so, no… American edition [other than Emma (1816)] is known before the issue of all six titles, each in two volumes, by Carey & Lea of Philadelphia in 1832-33... Relatively few copies of the 1832-33 Philadelphia editions are known to survive; one good result of the lack of appreciation of these editions’ rarity…has been that most copies survive in original binding” (Gilson, 97-98). “The most striking feature of the first American editions is the amount of textual variation,” including in spelling, punctuation, and the elimination of God from vulgar exclamations (Gilson, 98). With leaf of publisher’s ads preceding title page in each volume. Gilson B6. Keynes 14. Early owner ink signature. Text professionally cleaned, with some faint evidence of foxing, light wear to boards. A very good uncut copy in original boards of this scarce and desirable edition. February 2022 – 4 – Bauman Rare Books

Lovely 1723 Tall Folio Book Of Common Prayer With The Gilt Monogram Device Of King George I 3. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments. London, 1723. Tall folio, contemporary full mottled brown calf expertly rebacked with original spine neatly laid down, corners and spine panels with gilt device of the crown of King George I. $8250. Click for more info Beautiful early 18th-century tall folio edition of the venerable Book of Common Prayer, with fine engraved frontispiece, handsome in nicely restored contemporary calf featuring the gilt device of King George I in the corners and spine panels. Born of Thomas Cranmer’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of Europe’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice but also literature in English. “The language of the Prayer Book is now part of the whole language… and as a source of spiritual inspiration, it is for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM75). Ornamentedwith fine engraved frontispiece (dated 1710), decorative headpieces and woodcut initials. Griffiths 1723:1. A few ink corrections and marginal annotations. A few short wormtraces, text clean, evidence of cloth ties, corners expertly restored. A very handsome volume. “Give peace in our time, O Lord.” February 2022 – 5 – Bauman Rare Books

Splendid 18th-Century Bible And Book Of Common Prayer, With 51 Finely Engraved Plates 4. (BIBLE) The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. BOUND WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford, 1755. Thick quarto, contemporary full crushed burgundy morocco gilt. $7200. Click for more info Mid 18th-century editions of the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, extra-illustrated with engraved frontispieces and additional title pages, six engraved folding maps and plans and 51 finely engraved plates, elegantly bound together in full contemporary morocco-gilt. First published in 1611, the King James Bible is “the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee”; Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show thewhole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). This copy extraillustrated with additional engraved frontispiece and title page, 51 engraved plates and six engraved folding plans and maps of “sacred geography.” Includes Apocrypha and separate New Testament title page. This Bible bound together with a contemporary edition of the Book of Common Prayer. This copy with additional engraved title pageandengraved frontispieceportrait of King George II. A contemporary edition (1752) of Downame’s Brief Concordance, first published 1630, is bound in at the end. Bible: Herbert 1110. Book of Common Prayer: Griffiths 1755:4. Engraved presentation page dated 1756. Armorial bookplate of Sir Graham Eden Hamond, admiral in the Royal Navy. Interior generally fine, contemporary morocco-gilt binding exceptionally beautiful. A lovely and impressive bible. February 2022 – 6 – Bauman Rare Books

“The Highest Point In English Bible Printing”: Baskerville’s Masterpiece, The Magnificent 1763 Folio Bible, Beautifully Bound In Full Morocco-Gilt 5. (BIBLE) The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. Cambridge, 1763. Large, thick folio, early full black morocco gilt rebacked with original spine laid down. $18,000. Click for more info First Baskerville edition, one of only 1250 copies, an impressive folio production splendidly bound in early full morocco gilt. “This edition ‘has always been regarded as Baskerville’s magnum opus and is his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen’” (Herbert 1146). “Aesthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far was John Baskerville’s folio printed at Cambridge in 1763… The Bible uses his types, paper and ink, and shows his characteristic ‘machine-made’ finish: very smooth and even in color and impression, with glossy black ink on smooth paper. The design is traditional, but the quality of material and workmanship is so high, and the conventions are so delicately modified and consistently applied that the result is extremely impressive” (Cambridge History of the Bible, 464). Beautifully printed in two columns of large type. With Apocrypha. List of subscribers present, in third state. Gaskell 26. Darlow & Moule 857. Herbert 1146. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions 6. Leaf C2 with marginal closed tear, faint marginal staining to leaves 8K1-2, occasional very faint foxing, interior generally quite clean and fine, very handsome morocco-gilt binding expertly restored. An excellent copy of this landmark fine press Bible. February 2022 – 7 – Bauman Rare Books

“The Bible Of The Heart”: Handsomely Bound 1775 Cambridge Edition Of The King James Bible, With A Book Of Common Prayer, In Stunning Matching Contemporary Morocco-Gilt 6. (BIBLE) The Holy Bible. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Cambridge, 1775, 1781. Two volumes. Quarto (Bible) and octavo (Common Prayer), contemporary full blue-green morocco gilt. $9500. Click for more info Handsomely bound 1775 Cambridge edition of the magisterial King James Bible—“the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1), together with a 1781 Book of Common Prayer, magnificently bound in matching contemporary full morocco-gilt. “Other translations may engage the mind, but the King James Version is the Bible of the heart” (Campbell, 275). With a Book of Common Prayer in a matching binding dated 1781, which is bound with a metrical psalter and A Companion to the Altar. Includes Apocrypha. Separate New Testament title page dated 1776. Darlow & Moule 920. Griffiths 1781:1. Bible with early owner inscriptions, contemporary signature on title page. Just a bit of faint marginal dampstaining to text, binding in exceptional condition. February 2022 – 8 – Bauman Rare Books

First Edition Of Boswell’s Life Of Johnson, 1791 7. BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London, 1791. Two volumes. Quarto, period-style full tree calf gilt. $12,000. Click for more info First edition, first state, of “the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature’s most germinal achievements.” “The Shakespeare of biographers” (Macaulay), James Boswell “excelled in insight into human nature and in ability to dramatize a situation. For such purposes [Dr. Samuel] Johnson was God’s plenty… Completeness of portrayal was certainly Boswell’s aim—and his accomplishment” (Baugh, et al., 106566). “If there had been no Boswell, Johnson would have been one of the most famous names in English literature; but that he has become a household name… is due to the chance that brought Boswell into his company… The fascination of their dialogue, that dialogue of mind, heart and voice round which Boswell organized his great Life, is that it is not merely between two very different men but between two epochs. In its pages, Romantic Europe speaks to Renaissance Europe, and is answered” (Wain, 229). “Sales exceeded all expectations. Of a total of 1750 sets printed, 800 were sold in the first two weeks, 1200 by the end of August, 1400 by December and 1600 by August 1792… Boswell’s Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature’s most germinal achievements” (DNB). Volume I is first state, with “gve” uncorrected on page 135, line 10 (a change made before publication). Cancels present at Volume I, leaf [2M4] (pages 271-72); Volume II, [E3] (pages 29-30), [2O4] (pages 287-88), [2Q3] (pages 301-02), [2Z1] (pages 353-54) and [3E2] (pages 395-96). Vol. II without blank A1, as often. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I and two engraved plates in Volume II. With the table of contents bound in Volume I, as often. Rothschild 463. Grolier 100. Interior quite clean, much nicer than often seen, beautifully rebound to period-style. “He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.” February 2022 – 9 – Bauman Rare Books

“Produced A Great Effect Upon The Mind Of The American Colonists During The Revolution”: Rare First Edition Of Burgh’s Powerful Political Disquisitions, 1774-75, Edited By Benjamin Franklin 8. BURGH, James. Political Disquisitions. London, 1774-1775. Three volumes. Octavo, period-style speckled brown calf gilt. $18,000. Click for more info Rare first edition of this major revolutionary work, an important influence on America’s Founding Fathers, praised by John Adams as “a book which ought to be in the hands of every American who has learned to read.” Washington, Jefferson, Hancock and other leaders of the Continental Congress read this powerful work, and both The Federalist Papers and Common Sense refer to it. Edited by Burgh’s close friend, Benjamin Franklin. John Adams declared Burgh’s Political Disquisitions “a book which ought to be in the hands of every American who has learned to read” (Wood, 165). A well-known Scottish reformer, Burgh was a close friend of Benjamin Franklin, who excerpted a work by Burgh in his Poor Richard almanacs and notably edited this highly influential work. Political Disquisitions is “perhaps the most important political treatise which appeared in England in the first half of the reign of George III” (Hay, “Benjamin Franklin, James Burgh,” William and Mary Quarterly 32:1:112). Here Burgh powerfully targets issues such as freedom of speech, armies and militias, taxation without representation, and British oppression of the colonies. Issued in Philadelphia shortly after this rare English edition, Political Disquisitions “produced a great effect upon the mind of the American colonists during the Revolution” (Sabin 9246). Owned and read by many of the Founding Fathers, including Washington and Jefferson, this is cited in the Federalist Papers, and in Paine’s Common Sense. Each volume issued separately in London (the first two in 1774, the final volume in 1775). With half titles in all volumes. Adams 74-13, 74-14, 75-14. Sabin 9246. Sowerby 2720. Volume I title page with early paper repair to small section likely excised for owner signature, not affecting text. Text generally quite fresh with only lightest scattered foxing, beautifully bound. “All lawful authority, legislative, and executive, originates from the people.” February 2022 – 10 – Bauman Rare Books

Rare First Edition Of Burke’s Influential Treatise On The Sublime, Igniting British Romanticism And His Later Work On Revolution 9. BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. London, 1757. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf, custom chemise and slipcase. $5000. Click for more info First edition of Edmund Burke’s influential work, a touchstone in the development of British Romanticism and the theoretical foundation for his celebrated 1790 work, Reflections on the Revolution in France, very scarce in contemporary tree calf. An early association copy with the owner signature of American physician and historian Dr. Franklin James Didier. One of the single greatest influences on British Romanticism and the rise of the Gothic, Burke’s landmark essay was propelled by debates surrounding a 17th-century translation of the classical essay “On the Sublime.” His analysis of pleasure and fear became the first to carefully explore “the imaginative power of the unbounded and infinite, and the unstated and unknown” (Blackburn, 52). The Philosophical Enquiry much “anticipates the themes that dominate Burke’s political thinking throughout his career” (Yolton I, 144). This first edition, issued anonymously, was “a rather small edition, possibly like the Vindication limited to 500 copies.” First issue, first state, with the corrected “SECT. VI” on page 179, “SECT. VII” on page 180: both corrected late in the printing. No priority established as “most copies exhibit one mixture [of formes] or another” and none exist in a completely uncorrected state (Todd 5a). ESTC T42248. This association copy contains the contemporary owner signature of American physician, author and historian, Dr. Franklin James Didier, who was highly regarded for his work on Benjamin Franklin and an 1831 article in which he predicted the Civil War, “saying that the contention about slavery would be the cause of it” (Rutherford, 688). Later owner inkstamp. Interior very fresh with faintest soiling, expert repairs to joints, corners and spine ends of attractive contemporary tree calf. A very elusive near-fine copy. “The first and the simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is Curiosity.” February 2022 – 11 – Bauman Rare Books

First Edition Of Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment, 1952, In Original Dust Jacket Designed By Matisse 10. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. The Decisive Moment. New York, 1952. Folio, original pictorial boards, dust jacket, caption booklet. $6500. Click for more info First edition in English, published simultaneously with the French, with 126 photographic illustrations by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers,” a splendid copy with laid-in original caption book and the colorful dust jacket with design by Matisse. An association copy with the owner signature of awardwinning American artist Edgar A. Batzell. Cartier-Bresson “is famous for his theory of the ‘decisive moment’—that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect. Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century” (Blodgett, 96)—“the Raphael of 20th-century photographers” (Icons of Photography, 58). Decisive Moment is Cartier-Bresson’s most famous work, containing his most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of photography. “The simultaneous publication [of this edition with Images à la Sauvette] in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success” (Roth, 134). Separate caption pamphlet (rarely found) laid in. Parr & Badger I:208. Open Book, 154-5. Book about-fine, dust jacket with mild toning to extremities and expertly repaired tear to front panel. A near-fine copy. “The world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving.” February 2022 – 12 – Bauman Rare Books

“The Finest Edition Of Don Quixote That Has Ever Been Printed”: Ibarra’s Superb 1780 Illustrated Edition, Handsomely Bound 11. CERVANTES. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Madrid, 1780. Four volumes. Quarto, late 19th-century full red morocco gilt. $26,000. Click for more info The magnificent Ibarra Quixote, with engraved portrait of Cervantes, engraved frontispiece in each volume, 31 full-page engraved plates, numerous headpieces, tailpieces and historiated initials, and a double-page map showing Don Quixote’s route through Spain and the sites of his adventures. Text in Spanish. A handsome set in full morocco-gilt. Don Quixote won instant fame for its “variety, liveliness, and gibes at the famous” (PMM). It was this edition, carefully prepared by Spain’s master printer Joaquin de Ibarra, illustrated by artists from the Academia de San Fernando and overseen by Cervantes scholar Vincente de los Ríos, that solidified the novel as part of the literary canon. Ibarra’s “chief fame rests on the Sallust of 1772 and the Don Quixote of 1780 in four volumes, the latter commissioned and supervised by the Spanish Royal Academy. Both are elegant editions, with numerous engraved illustrations, type, paper, and all details Spanish, deliberately made to be national treasures, which, indubitably, they are” (Pierpont Morgan Library, Art of the Printed Book, 28). “The Life of Cervantes” and “Analysis of Don Quixote” by Vicente de los Rios far surpassed all similar biographical sketches and studies of the novel that had been previously published. “The finest edition of Don Quixote that has ever been printed” (Updike II: 73-75). This copy with the frontispiece for Volumes I and II repeated and bound in as the frontispiece for both Volumes I and II, and with frontispiece for Volumes III and IV repeated and bound in as frontispiece for those volumes, as issued. Part I first published in 1605; Part II first published in 1615. Cohen de Ricci 218-219. Palau 52024. Updike II:73-75. Text and plates generally quite clean and fine, expert repairs to most joints. A beautiful copy of this landmark of world literature. “I read [Don Quixote] every year, as some do the Bible.” —William Faulkner February 2022 – 13 – Bauman Rare Books

First Folio Edition Of The Workes Of King Charles, The First Royally Sanctioned Edition Of Eikon Basilike, 1662 12. CHARLES I. Basilika: The Workes of King Charles, The Martyr. With a collection of Declarations, Treaties, And other Papers concerning the Differences Betwixt His said Majesty and his Two Houses of Parliament. London, 1662. Thick folio, contemporary full brown morocco-gilt. $10,500. Click for more info First folio edition of the works of King Charles I—the enormously popular (and vainly suppressed) testament to the executed monarch’s political principles and spiritual devotion—the first edition directly approved by Charles II, beautifully printed with three magnificent double-page copper-engraved plates, engraved frontispiece (by Hollar) and title page, in lovely morocco-gilt with the king’s coat of arms stamped in gilt on the covers. In late 1647, with tensions between Charles I and Parliament mounting, the king fled fromOliver Cromwell and the army. In November, he escaped “to the Isle of Wight, where he seems to have expected that Colonel Hammond, the governor of Carisbooke Castle, would protect him… Hammond, however, was faithful to his trust, and Charles became a resident, and before long a prisoner in the castle” (DNB). The next year, he would be tried and executed. “A few hours after the King’s execution, his Eikon Basilike was in the hands of the people… So marvelous was its effect, that contemporary authorities declare that nothing but the Government’s ingenious and persistent condemnations of the work prevented an immediate restoration of the crown” (Almack, 3). “The work is a masterpiece in its expression of Charles’ principles… and by making a martyr of this Stuart king, [it] exercised a considerable influence on English history” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 212), helping prepare the way for the 1660 Restoration of Charles II. This collection features the first royally sanctioned printing of the Eikon Basilike. Directly approved by Charles II and licensed exclusively to London printer Richard Royston, this majestic and wide-margined folio printing was seen as the finest production of the late king’s writings. Without the extra and frequently absent leaf bearing the epitaph “M.S. Sanctissimi Regis.” Without additional frontispiece, noted in some copies only. ESTC R9377. Almack 61. Wing C2075. Madan 65. Engraved armorial bookplate (“Thomas Walpole”). With two pages of 19th-century owner’s ink annotations in a neat hand bound in as flyleaves. Without front and rear free endpapers. Only very faint evidence of dampstain to lower corner of a few leaves, text and plates generally quite clean and fresh, a bit of rubbing to joints and spine ends, morocco-gilt binding quite sound and very handsome. February 2022 – 14 – Bauman Rare Books

First Edition Of Churchill’s Important Second Book, The River War 13. CHURCHILL, Winston. The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. London, 1899. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original gilt-stamped navy cloth, custom slipcase. $8000. Click for more info First edition, first printing, of Churchill’s rare second book, one of only 2000 copies printed, in original cloth. Churchill served in the 21st Lancers during Lord Kitchener’s campaign on the Upper Nile in the late 1890s and was a participant there in the last great cavalry charge of the British Army. “Hopping on a ferry, and not bothering to trouble his commanding officer in distant South India for leave, Winston turned up in the Abbasya barracks in Cairo on August 2, 1898, and joined the 21st’s A Squadron. He was fully outfitted, had bought a horse, and was, most important of all, equipped with a commission from the Morning Post to send dispatches at £15 a time” (Keegan, 46). “Far from accepting uncritically the superiority of British civilization, Churchill shows his appreciation for the longing for liberty among the indigenous inhabitants of the Sudan; but he finds their native regime defective in its inadequate legal and customary protection for the liberty of subjects. On the other hand, he criticizes the British army, and in particular its commander Lord Kitchener, for departing in its campaign from the kind of civilized respect for the liberty and humanity of adversaries that alone could justify British civilization and imperial rule over the Sudan” (Langworth, 27). This account includes 34 maps, 20 of which are printed in color and folding, and 58 illustrations, including tissue-guarded frontispieces, photogravure portraits, and numerous in-text illustrations. First printing, second state, with the final quotation mark after the words LONDON GAZETTE on page 459 of Volume II. With publisher’s 32-page catalogue at rear of Volume I, dated 10/99; “in most copies which contain a catalogue, it will be dated 11/99” (Gilbert). Without original dust jackets, so rare as to be unobtainable. Cohen A2.1.b. Woods A2(a). Langworth, 27-30. Volume I without front flyleaf (blank), interiors with several expert paper repairs to dog-eared corners (none with loss), text blocks and inner hinges expertly repaired, spines gently toned, cloth clean. An extremely good copy. “When an army in the field becomes imbued with the idea that the enemy are vermin who cumber the earth, instances of barbarity may easily be the outcome.” February 2022 – 15 – Bauman Rare Books

First Edition Of Clarkson’s History, 1808, With Famous Folding Plate Of The Slave-Ship Brookes 14. CLARKSON, Thomas. The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament. London, 1808. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary brown tree calf sympathetically rebacked. $8200. Click for more info First edition of Clarkson’s classic history of the slave trade, with the famous large folding engraving of the arrangement of slaves on decks of the slave-ship Brookes according to the “humane” Dolben Bill of 1788, in contemporary tree calf boards, a handsome copy. Thomas Clarkson, who was “the heart and soul of the campaign for abolition,” led a handful of fervent activists working to untie slave-holding from the fabric of British life (Thomas, 495). His History would prove a vital document in the abolitionist struggles of Britain and America. The famous folding engraved plate of slaves closely fitted on decks of the slave-ship Brookes is one of the most powerful and influential images in the history of the anti-slavery movement. The Dolben Bill of 1788 had exacted a limit of the number of slaves per ship’s tonnage at five slaves per three tons. Antislavery activists obtained the measurements of the Brookes and imposed slaves on its decks in the ratio required by the “humane” Dolben Bill with stupefying results. In 1789, William Wilberforce had a scale model of the Brookes built (with images from this plate pasted on its decks), which he presented to the House of Commons during one of his most passionate and persuasive speeches. Diagram of the Brookes in Volume II; also with folding map and engraved plate of shackles in Volume I. Dumond, Antislavery, 169. Sabin 13486. Kress B5319. Goldsmiths 19725. McCulloch 316. Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing, folding plate and map with expert repairs, handsome tree calf boards with light wear to edges. “If the Slavetrade should be really abolished, the bad usage of the slaves in the colonies… if not the slavery itself, would fall.” February 2022 – 16 – Bauman Rare Books

“One Of The World’s Literary Masterpieces”: First Edition Of Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim—The Doheny Copy 15. CONRAD, Joseph. Lord Jim, A Tale. Edinburgh and London, 1900. Octavo, original green cloth, custom slipcase. $7000. Click for more info First edition, first issue, of Conrad’s brilliant exploration of morality and the torment of guilt, unusually bright in the original cloth—the Doheny copy, with her morocco bookplate. To critic Cedric Watts, Conrad’s Lord Jim is “one of the world’s literary masterpieces… Conrad, like Britannia, rules the waves… a book of the rare literary quality of Lord Jim is something to receive with gratitude and joy.” Lord Jim would prove a major influence on Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and on the works of Faulkner, Hemingway and Robert Penn Warren, who have each “acknowledged the importance of Conrad’s fiction” (Cambridge Companion). With all first-issue points. Serialized in Blackwood’s Magazine, beginning in late 1899. As issued without dust jacket. Cagle A5.a. Keating 25. Smith 5. Wise 7. This volume is from the celebrated collection of Estelle Doheny and bears her morocco-gilt bookplate. “One of the earliest female book collectors in the United States, Estelle Doheny, purchased her first rare book in 1931 and continued buying books and manuscripts until her death in 1958” (DePaul University). Mild foxing to fore-edge and first few and last few leaves, light rubbing to joints, binding sound, cloth clean, gilt bright. A near-fine copy, with excellent provenance. “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting… than the life at sea.” February 2022 – 17 – Bauman Rare Books

First Serial Printing Of The U.S. Constitution: Mathew Carey’s 1787 American Museum, Especially Rare In Original Boards 16. (CONSTITUTION) CAREY, Mathew, editor. The American Museum, Or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c. Prose and Poetical. Volume II, Numbers I-VI. Philadelphia, July-December, 1787. Thick octavo, original marbled boards rebacked and recornered to style in brown calf gilt. $18,500. Click for more info First edition of a true American classic: Mathew Carey’s American Museum for 1787 (Volume II: Nos. I-VI), containing in the September issue the first serial printing of the U.S. Constitution and featuring the first serial printings of the first six Federalist papers issued outside of New York City, in original marbled boards. Mathew Carey’s pioneering magazine, The American Museum “shares with Columbian Magazine the honor of being the first successful American magazine” (Mott, 100). The American Museum fast became the source of first resort for governmental information, including the proceedings of Congress, activities of cabinet departments, texts of state constitutions, treaties with foreign countries, and current international developments. The September 1787 issue is especially important offering the first serial printing of the U.S. Constitution—arguably the most important of all American documents (276ff.). While Columbian Magazine also contains the Constitution in its September issue, evidence gathered from newspaper advertisements of the time suggest The American Museum’s issue preceded Columbian’s by two days. Carey’s “magazine of great excellencies,” also presents among the first serial printings of the initial Federalist papers, printing “the first six papers in November and December 1787” (Crane, 590). With list of subscribers, including Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton and John Dickinson. Mispagination as issued without loss of text. Evans 20194. Sabin 1162. ESTC P5392. Early owner signature of Samuel L. Lewis. Trace of early inked initials to fore-edge. Occasional faint marginalia. Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing, faint occasional dampstaining, tiny bit of scattered marginal edge-wear without affecting text, mild rubbing to original marbled boards. February 2022 – 18 – Bauman Rare Books

Inscribed By Francis Crick And Signed By James Watson 17. (CRICK, Francis) WATSON, James D. The Double Helix. A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. New York, 1968. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $23,500. Click for more info First edition of Watson’s controversial personal account of the DNA discovery, inscribed: “Best wishes to A— and R— G—. Francis Crick” and signed by James D. Watson. “One of the investigators, more than any of the others, realized the decisive importance of the DNA molecules in biology, and it was this understanding which urged him relentlessly to push this work toward a successful conclusion, in spite of his rather modest technical qualifications for this task” (Mayr, 823). “He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a great scientific discovery” (Richard Feynman). With numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations, and six pages of facsimiles. Book fine, dust jacket with a bit of faint shallow dampstaining along top edge, two small tape repairs to verso. Very unusual and desirable signed by both Watson and Crick. “Worrying about complications before ruling out the possibility that the answer was simple would have been damned foolishness.” February 2022 – 19 – Bauman Rare Books

First Edition Of John Cotton’s The Churches Resurrection, 1642 18. COTTON, John. The Churches Resurrection, Or the Opening of the First and fixt verses of the 20th CHAP. of the Revelation. London, 1642. Slim quarto, 20th-century paper boards. $9800. Click for more info First edition of this learned 17th-century American examination of the Revelation in light of the events of the English Civil War. “Chief among the guiding spirits of the first generation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England was the Reverend John Cotton, teacher of the First Church in Boston” (Tuttle, 363). In The Churches Resurrection, Cotton “describes a much more active role for New England in determining the shape of the last days... Cotton also suggests that a rare opportunity exists for a national gathering of churches to actually serve as the millennial nation if those churches are found to be sufficiently regenerate upon the commencement of the millennium, at that moment when the Jews are converted, the Antichrist destroyed, and Satan bound” (John Hales, “American Millennialism and The Crater”). Writing during the English Civil War, “Cotton asserted that... it was in New not Old England that there was to be a ‘resurrection… from resting in forms.’ There the church was ‘but a company, a body of godly persons’, demonstrating signs of saving grace and all were ‘spiritual priests and kings unto God.’ To those tempted to return to their native country, as it was rent by civil war, Cotton presented a choice between sacred and reprobate communities, Jerusalem and Babylon” (Sharpe, 131). ESTC R27919. Wing C6419. Sabin 17054. Armorial bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron, specifically the Scottish peer Albert Kirby Fairfax, 12th Lord Fairfax. Armorial bookplate of the “Fox Pointe Collection. Library of Dr. & Mrs. H.R. Knohl.” Linda and Howard Knohl have earned a reputation as distinguished art and book collectors, with a particular focus on 16th- and 17th-century English literature. A few tiny tape repairs to verso of title page and verso of first page of text, occasional faint foxing to interior. A near-fine copy. “The houre is coming and now is, when the dead shall heare the voice of the Sonne of God and they that heare shall live.” February 2022 – 20 – Bauman Rare Books

“The Most Important Single Work In Science”: Important Third Edition Of Darwin’s Origin Of Species, “Extensively Altered” By Darwin 19. DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle For Life. London, 1861. Octavo, original green cloth. $9000. Click for more info Third edition, of which only 2000 copies were printed, of “certainly the most important biological book ever written” (Freeman), published just two years after the first edition and “extensively altered” by Darwin, in the original cloth. “This, the most important single work in science, brought man to his true place in nature” (Heralds of Science 199). The Origin was recognized immediately as important, revolutionary and highly controversial; the small first edition of only 1250 copies sold out very quickly, and is extremely rare today. By the autumn of 1859 the publisher Murray was asking Darwin to begin revising again at once for a new edition. “The third edition appeared in April 1861, 2000 copies being printed… It was extensively altered, and is of interest for the addition of a table of differences between it and the second edition… and also for the addition of the historical sketch” in which Darwin situates his work in relation to his predecessors’ work on evolution (Freeman, 78). Folding chart opposite page 123, new to this edition and included in all subsequent editions; two pages of publisher’s advertisements at rear. Freeman 381, binding variant b (no priority). PMM 344b. Dibner, 199. Owner ink signature on half title. Penciled annotations. Bookseller’s ticket. Binder’s ticket. Mild foxing to preliminaries and text block edges, text generally clean, expert reinforcement to text block and inner hinges, unrestored original cloth with light wear to foot of spine, pinprick hole to rear joint, spine gently toned, gilt bright. An extremely good copy. “This preservation of favourable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call Natural Selection.” February 2022 – 21 – Bauman Rare Books

First Edition Of Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage And My Freedom, 1855 20. DOUGLASS, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. New York and Auburn, 1855. Small octavo (5-1/2 by 7-3/4 inches), original brown cloth rebacked with original spine laid down. $6500. Click for more info First edition of Douglass’ second autobiography, with three engraved plates, including the stipple-engraved frontispiece from the classic daguerreotype of Douglass, and printed extracts from his famous speeches, in original cloth. “The most influential African American of the 19th century” (ANB), Douglass was “the most powerful abolitionist speaker in the country” (Negro History). Appearing a decade after his initial, brief autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom is the work “critics have increasingly called Douglass’ ‘true’ life story” (Lee, 99). Described by Eric Sundquist as “a classic text of the American Renaissance,” this authoritative narrative, published within five years of the Civil War, documents “Douglass’ ongoing critique of American racism… In 1855, more so than in 1845, Douglass realized that his life’s story had the power to influence social and political change for black and white Americans” (John David Smith). Bound without advertisements. Blockson 9717. Sabin 20714. Faint owner signature. Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing, expert restoration to original cloth. February 2022 – 22 – Bauman Rare Books

“Oh, Carrie, Carrie! Oh, Blind Strivings Of The Human Heart!” 21. DREISER, Theodore. Sister Carrie. New York, 1900. Octavo, original red cloth, custom clamshell box. $12,500. Click for more info Exceptionally rare first edition of Dreiser’s controversial first novel. The Frank Hogan copy, with his bookplate. According to biographer W.A. Swanberg, Dreiser “seemed to have had no inkling that he was creating a revolutionarywork” (De Grazia, 101). He was aware, however, that others would find the novel controversial. Even before it was submitted he had made attempts to revise, or “clean up” his novel, at the urging of his first wife. Alarmed when he returned from Europe to find that his firm had taken the work, Franklin Doubleday “personally edited the proofs and insisted to Dreiser that all the profanities be removed and certain ‘suggestive’ passages altered” (DeGrazia, 103). The expurgated text made Carrie’s motivations incoherent, and bad reviews killed the novel on its first publication. H.L. Mencken spearheaded the novel’s critical reappraisal, and it came to be recognized as a groundbreaking and influential novel of American realism and naturalism. Doubleday’s records indicate, “the first edition consisted of 1008 copies, of which 129 were sent out for review, 465 were sold, and the balance, 423 copies, were turned over to [remainder house] J. F. Taylor & Company” (Orton, Dreiseriana, 17). This first edition is extremely rare. McDonald 28-32. Orton 16-19. Morocco-gilt bookplate of Frank J. Hogan, distinguished attorney and celebrated bibliophile. “His library was an appealing and highly personal selection of literary treasures” (Dickinson, 163-64). A beautiful and exceptional copy, with almost no wear to extremities and the cloth vivid and completely unfaded. “It is when the feet weary and hope seems vain that the heartaches and the longings arise.” February 2022 – 23 – Bauman Rare Books

Faraday’s First Two Landmark Papers On Electrical Induction 22. FARADAY, Michael. “Experimental Researches in Electricity” and “The Bakerian Lecture—Experimental Researches in Electricity—Second Series.” IN: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the Year MDCCCXXXII. Part I. London, 1832. Quarto, modern half navy morocco gilt. $11,000. Click for more info Scarce first edition—preceding their appearance in the first collected edition by seven years—of Faraday’s first two groundbreaking papers in electrical research, illustrated with two engraved plates. “One of the greatest physicists of the 19th century and one of the finest experimenters of all time,” Faraday made significant contributions to “our knowledge of the nature and potentialities of electricity… He enunciated his theory of ‘lines’ or ‘tubes’ of magnetic force which was the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clerk Maxwell and later of Einstein… [His discoveries] laid the foundation of the modern electrical industry—electric light and power, telephony, wireless telegraphy, television, etc.” (PMM 308). This volume contains (on pages 125-194) the first two of 29 papers Faraday published in Philosophical Transactions between 1832 and 1852; the first is widely hailed as Faraday’s greatest, as it sets forth his breakthrough discovery of electromagnetic induction. Mottelay, 484. A fine copy, handsomely bound. Scarce. “Faraday is, and must always remain, the father of that enlarged science of electro-magnetism.”—James Clerk Maxwell February 2022 – 24 – Bauman Rare Books

“It is the great beauty of our science, chemistry, that advancement in it… opens the doors to further and more abundant knowledge, overflowing with beauty and utility.” Eight Offprints By Faraday 2 3. FARADAY, Michael. Discourse to the Royal Institution. Eight offprints. WITH: Memorial to Faraday. London, 1852-61. Octavo, original paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $6500. Click for more info Eight offprints of Faraday’s original discourses on electric and magnetic principles. In 1826, Faraday instituted the Friday Evening Discourses to the Royal Institution of Great Britain, designed to aid in the dissemination of scientific information to a wider audience. Since 1851, these discourses have been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Institution, many being subsequently published in book form. The offprints of these original discourses, however, produced in limited numbers for the use of members, take precedence and are somewhat scarce. These offprints of Faraday’s lecture series explain, most notably, his theory of diamagnetism, whereby all bodies of matter are affected by magnetic force, some by concentrating lines of force through them, and others (diamagnetics), by diverging the lines of magnetic force passing through them. By rejecting the polar theories of his contemporaries, Faraday concluded that the manifestation of magnetic force took place in the medium surrounding the magnet, the magnetic field, not in the magnet itself. This, and its extension to electrical and gravitational systems, became the fundamental axiom of classic field theory. DSB IV:539. Only very minor edgewear. Near-fine condition. February 2022 – 25 – Bauman Rare Books

Galley Of The Rogers Commission’s Recommendations After The Challenger Disaster, Signed By Commission Member And Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman 24. FEYNMAN, Richard P. Recommendations. No place, circa 1986. Five sheets of mimeographed paper, each measuring 8-1/2 by 14 inches, stapled at top corner; pp. 5. $22,500. Click for more info Mimeograph of the galleys of the Recommendations of the Rogers Commission tasked with investigating the Challenger disaster, signed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman with his additional note: “PRIVATE (CLOSE HOLD).” The Rogers Commission was formed in the aftermath of the Challenger disaster to investigate the reasons behind the space shuttle’s explosion. Richard Feynman was in the final months of his life and reluctantly accepted the appointment to the Commission, despite believing it would “ruin [his] life.” Feynman was consumed by the investigation, painstakingly analyzing the evidence and eventually reaching a conclusion that exposed systemic problems at NASA that extended well beyond the Challenger. Feynman harshly criticized the culture of NASA, from its poor decision-making to its excessive risk tolerance. This galley of the Commission’s ultimate recommendations takes a more moderate approach. It begins by recommending that the design of the Solid Rocket Motor joint and seal (the infamous O-rings) be improved and goes on to suggest changes to NASA bureaucracy and oversight. This report, unlike Feynman’s minority report, “strongly recommends that NASA continue to receive the support of the Administration and the nation.” Small notation in an unidentified hand above Feynman’s signature reading: “1st gally [sic] 9:45 5/26.” This item was formerly the property of the Feynman family. Original folding creases. Fine condition. February 2022 – 26 – Bauman Rare Books

Extraordinarily Rare Bilingual Edition Of The Way To Wealth, 1795, “The Most Popular Of All Franklin’s Writings,” In Original Boards 25. FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Way to Wealth, Or Poor Richard Improved. Paris, 1795. Small octavo, original pink paper boards. $9500. Click for more info Rare large-paper Paris printing of one of Franklin’s most famous works, the first edition in English of Franklin’s Way to Wealth to be published in France, featuring engraved frontispiece portrait of Franklin by Dupleisse, one of a very small number of copies printed on large paper, in original boards. In the 27th and last edition of Poor Richard’s Almanack, Franklin included a preface consisting of “a long speech to a market-day audience by a character named Father Abraham. The speech blended maxims and aphorisms culled from previous almanacs into a promise that men who worked hard, were prudent and frugal, would become rich. The people listened attentively, but once Father Abraham had finished they ‘immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon,’ Poor Richard remarked ruefully; ‘for the vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his cautions, and their own fear of taxes.’ Under the title ‘The Way to Wealth’ the speech would become the most popular of all Franklin’s writings” (Hawke, 162-3). First published separately in 1760, this later English/French edition, “the prettiest yet printed” (Ford 135), was issued in a very limited number, purportedly with only a handful of copies on large paper (Brunet II:1383). With Observations sur les sauvages du nord de l’Amerique, together with French translations of La Science du Bonhomme Richard, Lettres du Franklin, Dialogue entre la Goutte et Franklin, and Quelques Mots sur l’Amerique. Bound with half title; with 31-page publisher’s catalogue at rear. Sabin 25596. Early owner signature on verso of half title. Interior clean and fine (tiny tear to lower corner of frontispiece margin), spine gently toned, printed paper label intact, light wear to extremities, near-fine and much nicer than often found. A most rare and desirable copy in original boards. "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." February 2022 – 27 – Bauman Rare Books

“Yours Until ‘Z’ Is For Zero!”: The Complete Kinsey Millhone Mysteries, From Alibi To Yesterday, Each Signed Or Inscribed By Sue Grafton 26. GRAFTON, Sue. The Alphabet Series [“A” to “Y”, all published]. New York, 1982-2017. Together, 26 volumes. Octavo, original paper boards or half cloth, dust jackets. $21,500. Click for more info Full first edition set of Grafton’s popular Kinsey Millhone mysteries, each volume signed or inscribed by the author, with the first volume inscribed: “For M— K—- — Sue Grafton. Yours until ‘Z’ is for Zero!” “By 1982, Grafton was a twice-divorced mother of three children who conceived “A” is for Alibi in preference to murdering her ex-husband… Her award-winning ‘alphabet’ series… has helped transform the predominantly male preserve of American crime writing… Her tightly paced mysteries are shaped by Kinsey Millhone, a feisty, self-sufficient private investigator who is appealingly candid, with a wry wit” (Stringer, 259-60). Tragically, Grafton died of a very rare cancer (appendiceal) while still working on “Z” Is for Zero, rendering the 25-volume “A” through “Y” series a complete run. This set includes a second copy of “‘I’ is for Innocent,” from the first English edition, also signed by Grafton. “C” is for Corpse has also been inscribed by Grafton (“Mysteriously Yours”). A bit of glue residue to endpapers and dust jacket verso of “F” is for Fugitive. Fine condition. “Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts. In its icy, black depths dwell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.”—I Is for Innocent February 2022 – 28 – Bauman Rare Books