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B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 1 SPLENDID FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF AGRIPPA'S DE INCERITUDINE (OF THE VANITY AND UNCERTAINTIE OF ARTES AND SCIENCES), 1569, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND 1. AGRIPPA, Henry Cornelius. Of the Vanitie and Uncertaintie of Artes and Sciences, Englished by Ja[mes] San[dford] Gent. London: Henry Wykes, 1569. Small quarto, early 20th-century full green crushed morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and cover borders, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in custom full calf clamshell box. $14,500 First edition in English of Agrippa's in!uential response "to the intellectual upheavals of the 16th century" (Norman). In beautiful full morocco-gilt by the Rowfant Bindery, the successor of the famous Club Bindery. "Recent historical investigation… assigns Agrippa a central place in the history of ideas of the Middle Ages." "Recent historical investigation… assigns Agrippa a central place in the history of ideas of the Middle Ages." (DSB). Agrippa published De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum in 1530 while serving Margaret of Austria as a historian and librarian in Antwerp. He is well known for his interest in mystic lore and the occult arts— indeed, he is sometimes cited as the prototype of Goethe's Faust. The text "gives emphasis to the tension between the verbum Dei and human knowledge… At the beginning of the era of natural science, [De incertitudine] is one of the !rst testimonials to knowledge of the limits of human understanding" (DSB). Printed in Gothic type, title page within decorative border, and with full-page armorial woodcut of Thomas Duke of Norfolke on the verso. This copy was bound at the Rowfant Bindery, the brief successor, in Cleveland, of the famous Club Bindery of New York. The Club Bindery, "the !nest hand bindery ever to operate in America," was established in 1895 by members of the Grolier Club, who, "lamenting the dearth of !ne binding in America, brought several European-trained binders to New York, among them Léon Maillard, thought by some to have been the premier !nisher of his time" (Thomas G. Boss). Norman 22. STC 204. No !rst edition in Duveen; not in Ferguson. Seventeenth-century signature of John Gibbon on the verso of the "y leaf, as well as on the title page and in the margin of leaf *4r, dated "Sep: ye 2n, 1664." This is perhaps John Gibbon the writer on heraldry and genealogy, whose "reputation was deservedly high… [and who was] recorded without disgrace as the member of an astrological club" (DNB). Additional owner bookplate. A superb copy, with only minor expert paper repairs to margins of two leaves Kk1 and Mm3, in beautiful and scarce Rowfant binding, with its gilt stamp on the front pastedown.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 2 "FOR WHAT DO WE LIVE, BUT TO MAKE SPORT FOR OUR NEIGHBORS, AND LAUGH AT THEM IN OUR TURN?": PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, ILLUSTRATED BY HUGH THOMSON 2. (THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator) AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: George Allen, (1895). Octavo, original dark green pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt. $4800 Early "Peacock" edition of Jane Austen's second and most popular novel, the "rst illustrated by Hugh Thomson, with 101 charming line drawings, in lovely publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated cloth depicting a peacock spreading its feathers. "Elizabeth's own energy and de!ance of character respond to Rousseau's and the popular notion of the pliant, submissive female… None of her novels delighted Jane Austen more than Pride and Prejudice… She had given a rare example of !ction as a highly intelligent form… This remains her most popular and widely translated novel" (Honan, 313-20). The illustrator of this lovely edition, Hugh Thomson, "takes !rst place… among the genteel book illustrators" (Harthan, 238). "His style re"ected the nostalgia of the time, his !ne line drawings of rural characters and gentle countri!ed society appealed to the imagination of the public" (Olivia Fitzpatrick). He had a knack for "period costumes, coaches and horses, and elegant furniture; and his brisk style give his work irresistible charm" (Hodnett, 218). With Preface by George Saintsbury. First published in 1813; the !rst Thomson-illustrated "Peacock" edition was published in 1894, in a trade edition and a limited large-paper edition of 275 copies. Owner ink stamp; owner pencil signature. Minor foxing to preliminaries; small stain to last few text leaves, text generally clean. A few minor rubs to extremities and rear joint, cloth fresh, gilt bright. A lovely illustrated edition in near-!ne condition.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 3 "THE MOST FAMOUS ACTRESS THE WORLD HAS SEEN": SARAH BERNHARDT'S MEMOIRS, ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES SIGNED BY HER 3. BERNHARDT, Sarah. Memories of My Life. New York: D. Appleton, 1907. Thick octavo, original gilt-stamped white cloth, top edge gilt, watered silk endpapers, uncut. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $3800 Limited "rst American edition of Bernhardt's Memories of My Life, number 153 of only 250 in the limited "autograph edition" signed by her, with frontispiece and over 25 full-page illustrations. "Sarah Bernhardt was not simply the most famous actress the world has seen; she was among the most gifted… Working within the Romantic tradition, she created exciting entertainment out of wild emotion, yet never quite lost her ability to touch the heights and depths of tragic understanding… audiences found it hard to resist making connections between her roles and her lifestyle" (ODNB). This intimate account of her life is "intensely readable… central to our knowledge of her life up to and through her !rst American tour of 1880-1881" (Gottlieb, Sarah Bernhardt). In her conclusion Bernhardt observes: "My life, which I thought at !rst to be so short, seemed now to be very, very long, and that gave me a great mischievous delight whenever I thought of the infernal displeasures of my enemies." With frontispiece portrait and over 25 full-page illustrations. Issued the same year as the !rst American and English trade edition (the latter as My Double Life), no priority established. With six pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. Without scarce and fragile original acetate dust wrapper. Dramatic Bibliography, 66. Ink stamps to front endpapers. Interior clean, neat repair to front inner paper hinge. Light soiling to cloth, toning to spine, mild rubbing to corners. An exceptionally good signed copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 4 "READ BY ALL AGES AT ALL TIMES": FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN ENGLISH OF DON QUIXOTE, 1687 4. CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The History Of the most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha. Now made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language. And Adorned with several Copper Plates. By J[ohn] P[hillips]. London: Thomas Hodgkin, 1687. Folio (8-1/2 by 13 inches), contemporary full brown calf neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands, red morocco spine label renewed. $18,000 First illustrated edition in English of Cervantes' "great, ironical, romantic story" (Powys 27), the "rst edition of Phillips' translation, with a handsome full-page engraved frontispiece and 16 "ne copper engravings (on eight plates), in nicely restored contemporary calf covers. First published 1605-15, Don Quixote stands as "one of those universal works which are read by all ages at all times, and there are very few who have not at one time or another felt themselves to be Don Quixote confronting the windmills or Sancho Panza at the inn" (PMM 111). John Phillips, who prepared this edition, was the nephew and godson of John Milton, with whom he lived and from whom he received his education. With engraved frontispiece and 16 copper-plate engravings on eight plates. Phillips' rendering is the second English translation of Don Quixote; Thomas Shelton's, published in 1612 (part I) and 1620 (part II), was the !rst, but it was not illustrated. With three pages of poems and errata at rear, often not present. Wing C1774. Iconografía de las Ediciones del Quijote (English) 401. Ashbee 12. Río y Rico 442. Andrieux 18. Lowndes, 401. Early owner ink initials to title page. Bookplates, including that of Kenneth Rapoport, American bibliophile renowned for his library of rare scienti!c works. Old dealer description tipped to front "yleaf. Interior generally clean, marginal tear to [A4], tears to upper corners of Gg2-3, not touching text. Corners restored. A nicely refurbished copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 5 "HAMMETT DID IT FIRST BUT CHANDLER DID IT BETTER": FIRST EDITION OF RAYMOND CHANDLER'S HIGH WINDOW 5. CHANDLER, Raymond. The High Window. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Octavo, original brown cloth, original pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. $9500 First edition of Chandler's seminal third novel, the "hauntingly memorable" noir classic that con"rmed his legendary status, a handsome copy in the original dust jacket. High Window, which follows Big Sleep (1939) and Farewell, My Lovely (1940), clari!es "Chandler's ongoing theme, namely that Marlowe is a knight errant… 'It is the struggle of a fundamentally honest man to make a decent living in a corrupt society,' said Chandler" (Phillips, Creatures of Darkness, 79). Chandler "took a sub-literary American genre and made it into literature. Hammett did it !rst, but Chandler did it better… His power to create atmosphere can be found in the… brilliant opening of High Window… The sharpness of his observation is inseparable from his gift for the telling phrase" (Bruccoli & Layman, 22, 75). "On completing High Window Chandler wrote his publisher that "he 'seemed to have to get the thing out of my system,' and this obsessive need is what powers the book, turning it from a routine 'hard-boiled' story into something hauntingly memorable" (Crime & Mystery: 100 Best, 31). "It was Billy Wilder's admiration for High Window… that clinched his decision to hire Chandler to coscript Double Indemnity (1944)" (Phillips, 80). The !rst !lm adaptation appears the same year as publication when 20th Century Fox combined High Window with a Brett Halliday novel for Time to Kill, and Fox released another adaptation in Brasher Dubloon (1942), using the novel's original title. Published August 17, 1942. With "First Edition" on copyright page. Bruccoli A3.1.a. Bookplate (in the box). Book and dust jacket both show a hint of rubbing along edges, evidence of tape to verso of jacket from a previous protector, not as a repair; both generally bright, clean and near-!ne. An excellent unrestored copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 6 “CROWBOROUGH” EDITION OF THE WORKS OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, SIGNED BY HIM 6. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. Works. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, top edges gilt, uncut and mostly unopened. $16,000 “Crowborough” edition, number 122 of only 760 sets signed by Arthur Conan Doyle, handsomely bound. Issued in the year of Conan Doyle's death, "the Crowborough Edition was intended to be a complete and de!nitive edition of the author's works of !ction. He was to have revised each book, written new prefaces, and arranged the stories in their !nal order. Unfortunately he was prevented from doing so by illness and by his other commitments" (Green & Gibson, A61). With all six of Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes works: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Fine condition.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 7 CHARLES DARWIN ARRANGES TO RECEIVE A DEERHOUND PUPPY WHILE "SO KNOCKED UP WITH CORRECTING PROOFS" OF DESCENT OF MAN FROM A BREEDER ENAMORED WITH ORIGIN OF SPECIES—EXCELLENT 1870 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY DARWIN 7. DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed. Down, Beckenham, Kent: Oct 5, [1870]. One leaf of cream letterhead, measuring 5 by 8 inches, penned on recto for one page. WITH: original envelope, addressed in Darwin's hand, postmarked from Down on verso. $22,500 Interesting 1870 autograph signed letter written by Charles Darwin to his friend, long-time correspondent, author and dog breeder George Cupples, regarding a puppy Cupples had promised to send Darwin, in which Darwin references working on the proofs of Descent of Man—an amazing letter with strong association to Charles Darwin's greatest works. The letter, written entirely in Darwin's hand on his personal stationery and dated "Oct 5 [1870]," reads, in full: "My dear Mr. Cupples, I am so knocked up with correcting proofs, that I have (with all my family who are at home) resolved to leave home for 7 or 8 days & shall start early (before post time) on Wednesday the 12th—It wd be so dreadful if the dog was to be sent o# & no one to walk him in London, this I write to tell you our plans. In haste, Yrs vy sincerely, Ch. Darwin." Accompanied by the original envelope, penned in Darwin's hand, postmarked from Down on verso. George Cupples (1822-91) was a Scottish journalist and amateur breeder of Scotch Deerhounds. He read Darwin's Origin of Species and became particularly fascinated with the chapters on selective breeding, hypothesizing that he could simulate the phenomenon with his own dogs. Cupples in turn wrote to Darwin following the publication of Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication in 1868, feeling that their correspondence would be mutually bene!cial, given his own expertise in canine behaviors and breeding and Darwin's knowledge of selective breeding and species evolution. This marked the beginning of a ten-year correspondence, culminating in part with Cupples sending Darwin a Scottish Deerhound puppy from his kennels in November 1870, just a month after this letter was written. In his own book entitled Scotch Deer-Hounds and Their Masters (1893), Cupples quoted from Darwin's Origin of Species and Variation of Animals and Plants, in regards to selective breeding and its connection to animal domesticity. Faint marginal toning to letter; minor evidence of prior mounting along right edge on verso. Signature bold and clear.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 8 “MAN STILL BEARS… THE INDELIBLE STAMP OF HIS LOWLY ORIGIN”: FIRST ISSUE OF THE DESCENT OF MAN 8. DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871. Two volumes. Octavo, original green cloth gilt. $22,000 First edition, "rst issue, of Darwin’s landmark treatise, in which the word “evolution” is used to describe his theory for the "rst time in any of his works, an exceptionally "ne copy in original cloth. "The book, in its !rst edition, contains two parts, the descent of man itself, and selection in relation to sex. The word 'evolution' occurs [Volume I, p. 2] for the "rst time in any of Darwin's works" (Freeman, 128-29). "In the Origin Darwin had avoided discussing the place occupied by Homo sapiens in the scheme of natural selection, stating only that 'light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.' Twelve years later he made good his promise with The Descent of Man" (Norman 599). First issue: Volume I, page 297 begins with "transmitted"; Volume II with printer's note on verso of half title, errata on verso of title and Darwin's note on "a serious and unfortunate error" (p. [ix]). Advertisements in both volumes dated January 1871. Freeman 937. Garrison & Morton 170. Norman 599. Bookplates of Scottish engineer William Menelaus. Text with mild foxing; inner hinges and text block expertly reinforced, original cloth crisp with minor wear to spine ends.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 9 "I HAD A FARM IN AFRICA, AT THE FOOT OF THE NGONG HILLS…" 9. DINESEN, Isak. Out of Africa. New York: Random House, (1938). Octavo, original black and orange cloth, original dust jacket. $2200 First American edition of Dinesen's famous account of her experiences in Africa. A lovely copy. Dinesen was born in Denmark but wrote both in English and Danish, and her books usually appeared simultaneously in both languages. She "married her cousin, Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. They ran a co#ee plantation in Kenya, which she continued to manage after her divorce; the story of this failed enterprise is told in Out of Africa… written after her return to Denmark in 1931" (Drabble, 109). Preceded by the !rst English edition in 1937. Book !ne, dust jacket with tiny snag to front "ap fold, gently mellowed spine, very nearly !ne. A lovely copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 10 "RANKS AMONG THE HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE": 1928 FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE "DIRAC EQUATION" 10. DIRAC, P.A.M. The Quantum Theory of the Electron. IN: Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A, Vol. 117, No. A778, pp. 610-24. London: Royal Society, February 1, 1928. Octavo, original gray paper wrappers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $9500 First edition of the discovery of the "Dirac Equation," in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society where it originally appeared. "When the equation appeared in print at the beginning of February [1928], it was a sensation… the consensus was that Dirac had done something remarkable, the theorists' equivalent of a hole in one" (Farmelo, The Strangest Man). Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist and one of the founders of quantum mechanics. "Dirac's outstandingly signi!cant achievement was his relativistic wave equation for the electron, published early in 1928… Sir Nevill Mott has described it as 'the most beautiful and exciting piece of theoretical physics that I have seen in my lifetime—comparable with Maxwell's deduction that the displacement current, and therefore electromagnetism, must exist.' An even more remarkable prediction from Dirac's equation was the existence of an 'anti-electron,' as Dirac termed it in 1931, with the same mass value as the electron but opposite charge. It was !rst observed in the cosmic radiation in 1932 and was later named the 'positron.' It was the !rst of the many antiparticles which later became well established. "The relativistic wave equation of the electron ranks among the highest achievements of 20th-century science" (Pais, Inward Bound, 290). While the paper was in press, "Dirac wrote to Max Born in Göttingen, not mentioning his new equation except in a ten-line postscript, where he spelt out the reasoning that had led to it. Born showed these words to his colleagues, who regarded the equation as 'an absolute wonder.' Jordan and Wigner, who were working on the problem that Dirac had solved, were "abbergasted. Jordan, seeing his rival walk o# with the prize, sank into depression. When the equation appeared in print at the beginning of February, it was a sensation. Though most physicists struggled to understand the equation in all its mathematical complexities, the consensus was that Dirac had done something remarkable, the theorists' equivalent of a hole in one." (Farmelo, The Strangest Man, 143-44). "Dirac's relativistic wave equation marked the end of the pioneering and heroic phase of quantum mechanics, and also marked the beginning of a new phase" (Kragh, Quantum Generations, 167). Expert repair to spine head. Near-!ne condition in the original wrappers.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 11 "PERFECTLY PITCHED TO BOYS' FANTASIES": FIRST EDITION OF HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD, 1928, IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET 11. DIXON, Franklin W. Hunting for Hidden Gold. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1928). 12mo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $5800 First edition, "rst issue, of the "fth book in the popular Hardy Boys mystery series, with frontispiece illustration, in original dust jacket. Edward Stratemeyer oversaw the publication of numerous children's book series through his extremely e$cient and pro!table literary Syndicate. In 1927, Stratemeyer created "the !rst of two series that would introduce three generations of readers to the joys of mystery stories and outshine and outsell all his previous creations. That series, of course, was the Hardy Boys. In conjunction with Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys series accounts for over half of the Syndicate's estimated sales of roughly 200,000,000 copies. Both inspired countless imitators (none of which have attained similar success) and made their characters household names" (Johnson, 141-42). "The Hardy Boys books have always appeared under Stratemeyer's made-up byline, 'Franklin W. Dixon,' but credit for their singular success belongs with Leslie McFarlane" (New York Times). "McFarlane is widely credited for creating the literary style and characters' personalities that served as the template for the series, and he also served as its most proli!c author, writing 20 books in the 58-volume series" (McMaster Daily News)—including Hunting for Hidden Gold. First issue, with publisher's advertisements at rear and on verso of white-spined dust jacket as called for. Carpentieri & Mular 1928A-1. Book bright, clean and !ne. Dust jacket with paper reinforcement along edges on verso, closed tear to foot of spine, chip to rear panel at "ap fold, but bright and clean, front panel vivid and intact. A lovely copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 12 "POWERFUL, ALMOST OVERWHELMING": DORÉ'S MAGNIFICENT ILLUSTRATED FOLIO EDITION OF TENNYSON'S IDYLLS OF THE KING, WITH 37 IMPRESSIVE STEEL ENGRAVINGS 12. (DORE, Gustave) TENNYSON, Alfred. Idylls of the King. London: Edward Moxon, 1868. Thick folio (11-1/2 by 16 inches), contemporary full green morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $6500 First edition of Tennyson's Arthurian classic with illustrations by Doré, boasting 37 masterful full-page steel engravings by him, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt. "By the early 19th century, the Arthurian legends had become a literary anachronism. Tennyson's poetry brought about a rebirth of interest in the material and eventually placed it on a new plateau of respect and signi!cance for writers and artists" (Lacy, 446). "In 1867 and 1868, Moxon published four folio volumes, one devoted to each of [Tennyson's] original idylls"—Enid, Elaine, Vivien and Guinevere, !rst published together in a single volume in 1859; the !rst complete publication of the eventual 12 idylls together would not occur until 1891—"for which Doré created illustrations with powerful, almost overwhelming, landscapes and Gothic architecture" (Alan Lupack, "Popular Images Derived from Tennyson's Arthurian Poems," Arthuriana 21.2, page 95). "No other foreign illustrator and few native ones of the period so completely captured the English fancy [as Doré]… Tennyson and his publisher Moxon greatly favored Doré as an illustrator" (Muir, Victorian Illustrated Books, 227, 244). Each idyll with separate title page. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book 250. Lowndes, 2605. Text and plates remarkably clean and !ne, spine gently sunned, gilt bright. Near-!ne condition, beautifully bound.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 13 HISTORY OF MORGAN'S CAVALRY, WITH TWO PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION INSCRIPTIONS FROM CONFEDERATE OFFICERS 13. DUKE, Basil W. History of Morgan's Cavalry. Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Publishing, 1867. Octavo, original green cloth. $6000 First edition, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait and several full-page maps, presentation/association copy with two presentation inscriptions: the "rst, an autograph inscription from a Confederate commander to a participant in many of the same battles as Morgan, reads "Genl. Wm. J. Hardee from M. Je# Thompson"; the second, in an unidenti"ed hand, passes the book along to a fellow Confederate o$cer: "Presented to Wm. K. McConnell by Lt. Gen. W.J. Hardee, Selma, Ala. July 13th, 1869." "This is a classic work about John Hunt Morgan's legendary cavalry exploits, written by Morgan's brother-in-law and a brigadier general in his own right… A focused military narrative of Morgan's operations, the work is valuable for Duke's eyewitness recollections recorded soon after the war" (Eicher 1060). Duke assumed Morgan's command after Morgan's death in 1864. Sabin 21167. Howes D548. Nicholson, 251. Dornbusch III:1229. Wright D907. Gen. Hardee was a Georgia planter from the end of the war until his death in 1873. During the war he participated in a number of the same battles as John Hunt Morgan, including Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, and the Murfreesboro and Tullahoma campaigns. In this book, Hardee appears most prominently in the description of the battle of Shiloh, where he commanded Morgan. Although Meriwether Je#erson Je# Thompson (1826-1876) was given command of a brigade and sometimes a division of regular Confederate troops late in the war, he was never commissioned as an o$cer in the CSA. He was one of the leading Missouri secessionists and elected brigadier general of the 1st Division of the Missouri State Guard in July 1861. Forced out of Missouri for most of the War, and !ghting variously in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, his unit became known as the Swamp Rats and he as the Swamp Fox. William K. McConnell, serving as sergeant-major in the 30th Alabama, was commended for his services at Port Gibson and at Champion's Hill. He was commissioned captain by 1864, and evidently promoted to lieutenant colonel by the end of the war. Interior with scattered foxing, marginal dampstaining to front half; wear to cloth, front inner hinge just starting. Very good condition.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 14 "THE LUMBERJACKS ARE COMING!": SCARCE COLLECTION OF PIRATED EDITIONS OF TARANTULA, BOB DYLAN'S ONLY NOVEL 14. DYLAN, Bob. Collection of pirated editions of Tarantula. Various places: Various publishers, (1966-70). Octavo, original paper wrappers. $5800 Scarce collection of 10 pirated editions of Dylan's "rst book, an experimental fusion of poetry and prose—"wacky, serio-comic improvisations which both satirize and excoriate the American scene." When the singer-songwriter's July 1966 motorcycle crash delayed Tarantula's planned publication, pirated editions began circulating, "hawked on the street and under the counter… by self-appointed Dylanologists and hip ripo# artists" (New York Times, contemporary review). "Wacky, serio-comic improvisations which both satirize and excoriate the American scene… alternately violent, hilarious, sad and not infrequently obscure. In general, a ball while it lasts" (Kirkus). Macmillan !nally published the book in 1971; "For Dylan to permit the release of the book now… is to acknowledge the loss of a battle in his never-ending war for privacy. Quite simply, his hand has been forced by his fans" (New York Times). An excellent collection of scarce bootlegged editions in very good to near-!ne condition.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 "SPEAKS FOR MILLIONS OF OTHER AFRICANS WHOSE VOICES WERE SILENCED BY SLAVERY" OLAUDAH EQUIANO'S NARRATIVE, 1791 15. EQUIANO, Olaudah. The Interesting Narrative o the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself… Fourth Edition, Enlarged. Dublin: Printed For, and Sold By, The Author, 1791. Small octavo (4 by 6-3/4 inches), contemporary full brown calf rebacked with original red and navy morocco spine labels retained. $16,000 Rare expanded 1791 edition, issued two years after the virtually unobtainable "rst and second editions, of Equiano's cornerstone slave narrative that gave "millions of enslaved Africans and their descendants… a face, a name, and most important, a voice"—featuring his harrowing account of the Middle Passage. With subscribers' list, rarely found engraved frontispiece portrait of Equiano and engraved folding plate of a slave ship, in contemporary calf boards. Equiano is widely recognized as the founder of the African American slave narrative and a leader in the movement to end the slave trade. His Narrative stands alone as one of the "rarest historical documents, for millions of men, women and children who crossed the Atlantic during two or three centuries of the slave trade have left no word of their experiences" (Nichols, Many Thousand Gone, xi). "This was not just a book written against the slave trade; it was a book written by an African who had !rsthand memories of his childhood in West Africa" (Werner Sollars). With the initial publication of his self-published autobiography in 1789, "millions of enslaved Africans and their descendants were given a face, a name, and, most important, a voice" (Carretta, Equiano, 1). "Equiano's autobiography remains a classic text of an African's experiences in the era of Atlantic slavery. It is a book which operates on a number of levels: it is the diary of a soul, the story of an autodidact, and a personal attack on slavery and the slave trade. It is also the foundation-stone of the subsequent genre of black writing… the classic statement of African remembrance in the years of Atlantic slavery" (ODNB). This rare work is "so richly structured… from African freedom, through European enslavement, to African Freedom… that it became the prototype of the 19th-century slave narrative… It was Equiano whose text served to create a model that other ex-slaves would follow" (Gates, Jr., Signifying Monkey). This fourth edition is preceded only by the 1789 editions and the 1790 expanded third edition. "An unauthorized two-volume edition, based on the second London edition, was published in New York City in 1791. Contains !ve-page "List of Irish Subscriber" and seven-page "List of English Subscribers": the latter with names of abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, James Ramsay, writer Hannah More, Phillis Wheatley per association with the Countess of Huntington, and the name of "Susan Cullen": reportedly Susanna Cullen, the white English woman Equiano married three years later. Subscription lists such as these "also played a structural role in the Narrative [when] presented as a petition, one of the hundreds submitted to Parliament between 1789 and 1792" (Carretta, Introduction to Penguin edition, xvii-xxxi). ESTC N28777. Sabin 22714. Goldsmith's 14005. See Blockson 9568; Work, 458. Text quite fresh, contemporary calf boards with light expert restoration to extremities. 15

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 16 "ANOTHER GALAXY, ANOTHER TIME": THE STAR WARS TRILOGY NOVELIZATIONS, EACH SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 16. (FOSTER, Alan Dean) LUCAS, George. Star Wars. From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker. WITH: Star Wars. The Empire Strikes Back. WITH: Star Wars. Return of the Jedi. New York: Del Rey, (1976, 1980, 1983). Three volumes. Octavo, original gray, blue, and red boards, original dust jackets. $3200 True "rst hardbound edition of the novelization of Star Wars, signed on the title page by ghostwriter Alan Dean Foster, together with book club editions of the novelizations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, signed on the title pages by authors Donald F. Glut and James Kahn respectively. Though credited to screenwriter and director George Lucas, veteran sci! author Alan Dean Foster wrote the novelization of Star Wars based on Lucas' script, for a "at fee of $5000. The following year Foster published his sequel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978), which Lucas commissioned for the purpose of being !lmed as a low-budget sequel in the event that Star Wars did not do well at the box o$ce. Needless to say, the movie's spectacular success led to the big-budget sequel The Empire Strikes Back, scripted by Lawrence Kasdan and Leigh Brackett and directed by Irvin Kershner; Lucas picked his USC classmate Donald F. Glut to pen the novelization. Doctor and writer James Kahn wrote the novelization of the movie Poltergeist, which led to several more novelizations: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies, and—most famously—Return of the Jedi. Star Wars !rst hardbound edition, released for the Del Rey Science Fiction Book Club with gutter code S27; preceded only by the paperback edition published in December, 1976, well in advance of the May 1977 movie premiere, and followed by the !rst trade edition of the next year). Empire and Return both book club editions as well, stated on the dust jackets' front "aps, with gutter codes K29 and N31 repsectively. Each volume with color stills from the movie productions. A !ne signed set, scarce and desirable thus.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 17 “THINGS WORTH READING… THINGS WORTH THE WRITING”: HANDSOMELY BOUND SET OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S WRITINGS 17. FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Writings of Benjamin Franklin. New York: Macmillan, 1905-07. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, green and red morocco spine labels, top edge gilt, uncut. $6000 Handsomely bound ten-volume set of Franklin's writings, with frontispiece portraits in each volume, over 15 plates and folding plates, and a double-page map. "Poor Richard said: 'If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.' Franklin did both… Franklin spent his !rst 42 years as a tradesman and businessman and his second 42 years as a natural philosopher, public servant and statesman. He was the most practical and perhaps the sanest of all the idealistic visionaries who have committed their lives to doing good for humankind" (ANB). This collection, arranged chronologically, includes an extensive selection of Franklin's letters in addition to his famed Autobiography, writings from Poor Richard's Almanac, and Franklin's scienti!c and political writings. With an extensive essay in Volume I on Franklin's writings by Albert Henry Smith and introductions by Smith in each volume. Clendenning 36. Fine condition.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 18 THE MOST FAMOUS METHODOLOGICAL PIECE WITHIN 20TH CENTURY ECONOMICS": THE FIRST PRINTING OF MILTON FRIEDMAN'S "METHODOLOGY OF POSITIVE ECONOMICS" 18. FRIEDMAN, Milton. Essays in Positive Economics. (Chicago): University of Chicago Press, (1953). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $6500 First edition of the work containing the "rst appearance of Friedman's pivotal essay, "Methodology of Positive Economics," hailed as "the most cited, in!uential, 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, "The Stigler-Kuhn Correspondence and the Philosophial Prehistory of Prediction in Chicago Economics"). It "remains the most cited, in"uential, and controversial piece of methodological writing in 20th-century economics. Since its appearance, the essay has shaped the image of economics as a scienti!c discipline, both within and outside of the academy. At the same time, there has been an ongoing controversy over the proper interpretation and normative evaluation of the essay. Perceptions have been sharply divided, with some viewing economics as a scienti!c success thanks to its adherence to Friedman's principles, others taking it as a failure for the same reason" (see Uskali Mäki's The Methodology of Positive Economics: Re!ections on Milton Friedman's Legacy). A !ne copy in a beautiful dust jacket with only the most mild toning to rear panel.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 19 FINE LARGE QUARTO SET OF THE WORKS OF GOETHE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED 19. GOETHE. Goethe's Works. Illustrated by the Best German Artists. Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1885). Five volumes. Tall quarto, contemporary full brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and covers, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $4200 Richly illustrated large quarto edition of Goethe’s works, with 66 mounted steel-engravings, 128 full-page woodengravings and hundreds of in-text vignettes. The principal illustrator of this elegant edition was August Friedrich Pecht, German painter, printmaker and critic. Pecht !rst apprenticed with lithographer Franz Hanfstaengl, but after studying several years in Paris, he learned to paint mainly genre scenes depicted in a naturalistic style. During the 1850s, however, he turned to literary and historical subjects, including these renditions for Goethe's works. This edition also includes Hjalmar Boyesen's Life of Goethe. A splendid production in !ne condition, superbly bound and illustrated.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 20 REMEMBERING GREAT APES: SIGNED BY EACH OF THE 29 ATTENDING PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE BOOK'S LAUNCH, ONE OF ONLY 50 SIGNED BY JANE GOODALL AND VIRGINIA MCKENNA 20. (GOODALL, Jane) (RAGGETT, Margot). Remembering Great Apes. (London): Wildlife Photographers United (Remembering Wildlife Ltd), (2018). Large square quarto (11 by 12 inches), original brown cloth, photographic label a$xed to front cover. Housed together with photographic print in envelope in original brown cloth clamshell box, in original shipping carton. $4600 Signed limited "rst edition of this amazing photographic tribute to the great apes, this copy number 50 of only 50 produced, signed by both Jane Goodall and Virginia McKenna on a leaf mounted to the inside cover of the presentation box, the book itself signed on the title page by 29 of the photographers who attended the launch of this book, and further embellished with a lovely original full-page pencil drawing of an orangutan based on a photograph by Suzi Eszterhas drawn by the artist Karen Laurence-Rowe. With a color photographic print of a gorilla by Paul Goldstein, signed by him and numbered 50/100, laid in as issued. This volume is a splendid collection of full-page and double-page photographs and portraits of gorillas (eastern and western), orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos, as captured by some of the world's pre-eminent wildlife photographers, many of whom have signed this book on the title page. "This is a fantastic book. These iconic photographs of bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, living wild and free in their forest homes, bring us face to face with our closest relatives. And these are photographs captured by some of the very best wildlife photographers of our times. It is impossible to look at these pictures without feeling empathy for the individuals depicted. The intelligence in their eyes; the tenderness of a mother's interactions with her infant; the con!dent stance of an adult male; the joyful exuberance of childhood. We are reminded, again and gain, of how much we have in common with the great apes" (Jane Goodall, in her Foreword). Goodall goes on to note that all proceeds from the original sale of this volume "will go to great ape conservation e#orts." Karen Laurence-Rowe's original drawing is found on page 19. Original auction catalogue sheet for this item from the year of publication laid in. A lovely volume in !ne condition, unique with its original drawing and splendid collection of photographer's signatures accompanying Goodall's signature.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 21 "A MAJOR INNOVATION… AN INSTITUTION IN ITS OWN RIGHT": SCARCE 1862 SECOND AMERICAN EDITION OF GRAY'S ANATOMY, IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN BINDING 21. GRAY, Henry. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical. Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1862. Tall thick octavo, contemporary full sheep, black morocco spine label. $5000 Second American edition of this classic anatomical textbook by Henry Gray, richly illustrated with 395 woodengravings after drawings by Henry Vandyke Carter, published during the American Civil War, which resulted in 620,000 killed in combat or by disease, with untold thousands grievously wounded—this edition of Gray's Anatomy would have been an indispensable tool for American doctors, surgeons, and medical students at this crucial period in our history, on and o# the battle"eld. "Remains today a standard work on the subject" (Garrison & Morton). A desirable copy in a contemporary American binding. Gray was only 33 when he published this pivotal work that established a breakthrough in the art of teaching medical students, thereby producing "a major innovation" in the !eld. "No medical text has ever been so widely used by successive generations of medical students and doctors… It is a measure of Gray's single-minded devotion to anatomy and authorship that 'Gray's Anatomy' remains even today, not only an important book of reference but as virtually a household phrase" (DNB). "The [London] !rst edition of 1858 was found to have a good many errors, most of which were corrected in the 1859 edition" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1915). According to a contemporary report of the Surgeon-General, the number of wounded treated in hospitals in the Civil War was 246,712. However, this !gure included only records of engagements for which statistics were known; the !gure also excluded the number of wounded soldiers who were not treated in hospitals. (See William Fox, Regimental Losses in the American Civil War 1861-65, Albany, 1889.). Bound without half title. According to their respective title pages, the !rst American edition of 1859 contained 363 wood-engraved illustrations, while this second American edition contains 395. Garrison & Morton 418. Lilly, 211. Norman 939. Contemporary pencil ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and front "yleaf, including that of "N.F. Welsh, M.D." Later owner inkstamp to front free endpaper and dedication leaf. Early ink quotation from Shakespeare (from Othello) on rear free endpaper ("Then let them use us well; else let them know. The ills we do, their ills instruct us so."). Text generally clean, light shelf-wear and rubbing to sound contemporary sheep binding. An extremely good copy of this Civil War-era edition, scarce and desirable in well-preserved contemporary American binding.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 22 “ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS OF OUR GENERATION”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF HAYEK’S THE ROAD TO SERFDOM 22. (ECONOMICS) HAYEK, Friedrich A. The Road to Serfdom. London: George Routledge, (1944). Slim octavo, original black cloth. $8500 First edition of Hayek’s classic defense of free enterprise, “a major event in the intellectual history of the United States." Arriving in London in 1931 to join the faculty of the London School of Economics, Hayek remained in England throughout the war and, as a naturalized émigré, was frustrated in his attempts to serve the Allied cause in a governmental capacity. In time, Hayek came to believe that his contribution to the Allied war e#ort would be in the writing of The Road to Serfdom: "since I can do nothing to help winning the war my concern is for the more distant future…I am doing what little I can to open people's eyes." The book was published in March of 1944; the small press run of perhaps 2000 copies sold out within a month and, due to wartime paper rationing, it was di$cult to supply the demand for more copies (Hayek himself called it "that unobtainable book") (see Bruce Caldwell, intro to The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents). "The fuse lit by The Road to Serfdom was slow-burning. Published in 1944, its message that all forms of socialism and economic planning lead inescapably to tyranny was sensational enough to make it a bestseller…[after the war, however] with Labour in power in Britain and the New Dealers in the United States, the book then seemed to die a natural death. An expanded government role in the economy seemed perfectly compatible with the maintenance of traditional liberties. Keynes was the name to conjure with, not Hayek. The Road to Serfdom !nally took o# in the 1970s, when the Keynesian system ran into crisis. Margaret Thatcher reread it in 1974, and the scales fell from her eyes. Ronald Reagan spun his famous line about people having to work more and more of each day for the federal government than for themselves. "Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated… in his great essay, 'On Liberty" (Hazlitt, 82). Hayek's analysis of the link between planning and totalitarianism and his moral defense of capitalism caused a sensation when it was published. Because of its enduring in"uence, The Road to Serfdom is considered "a major event in the intellectual history of the United States" (Gottfried, 10). Without the extremely scarce original dust jacket. Owner signature. Interior !ne, corners a bit rounded, faintest stain to front board. A near-!ne copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 23 "THAT MUSICAL CRYSTAL-CLEAR STYLE, BLOWN LIKE GLASS FROM THE WHITE-HEAT OF VIOLENCE" 23. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Octavo, original black cloth, gold paper labels, original dust jacket. $15,000 First trade edition, "rst issue, of the novel that "placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters," in scarce unrestored "rst-issue dust jacket. A beautiful copy. "Probably [Hemingway's] best… Its success was so enormous… After it one could no more imitate that musical crystalclear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence… the beginning, like all his beginnings, seems e#ortless and magical" (Connolly, Modern Movement 60). "The novel that placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters… the most satisfying and most sustained, the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway's novels. It bears the mark of Hemingway's best gifts as a writer" (Mellow, 377-79). First edition, "rst printing, with publisher's seal on copyright page, no disclaimer on page x; in !rst-issue Art Deco dust jacket by Cleonike Damianakes, with front "ap misspelling of the heroine's name as "Katharine Barclay" instead of "Catherine Barkley." Appeared simultaneously with a limited edition of 510 numbered copies. Hanneman 8a. Bruccoli & Clark, 178. Grissom A.8.1.a. Book !ne, dust jacket beautiful and nearly !ne with minor rubbing to spine panel only. An exceptional copy.

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 "THE BEST WRITER IN AMERICA AT THIS MOMENT (THOUGH FOR THE MOMENT HE HAPPENS TO BE IN PARIS)" (FORD MADOX FORD): HEMINGWAY'S FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES, IN OUR TIME, IN RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET 24. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $28,500 Rare "rst edition, one of 1335 copies, of the "rst of Hemingway's books to be published in the United States, with the "rst appearance in print of four of his stories, in rare original dust jacket. "No other writer stepped so suddenly into fame, or destroyed with such insouciance so many other writers or ways of writing or became such an immediate symbol of an age" (Connolly, The Modern Movement 50). This superb collection of stories presented a number of Hemingway's !nest short pieces to the American public, including "Indian Camp," both parts of "Big Two-Hearted River," and four stories previously unpublished in any form: "The End of Something," "The Three Day Blow," "The Battler," and "Cat in the Rain." In 1924 the Three Mountains Press in Paris published the similarly titled in our time in an edition of only 170 copies; that much-shorter work contained only the vignettes that are here included, with minor revisions, as "inter-chapters" to each of the 15 "Chapters," the longer stories collected here for the !rst time. Two of the 18 pieces that originally appeared in in our time were given titles and included here as full stories: "A Very Short Story" and "The Revolutionist," and one, "L'Envoi," appears as the !nal piece. Hanneman A3a. See Notes to Grissom A.3.1.a. Book !ne. Bright, lovely dust jacket clean and near-!ne with a few minor rubs to head of spine, short closed split to front "ap fold. One of the rarest of Hemingway's works, unusual in this condition. 24

B A U M A N R A R E B O O K S S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 "PRODUCED A FERMENTATION OF ENGLISH THOUGHT UNSURPASSED UNTIL THE ADVENT OF DARWINISM" (PMM): FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HOBBES' WORKS, IN ENGLISH, 1750 25. HOBBES, Thomas. The Moral and Political Works of Thomas Hobbes… Never Before Collected Together, To Which Is Pre!xed, The Author's Life. London: Printed in the Year 1750. Folio (10 by 14 inches), contemporary full brown calf gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $8800 First collected edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes, "the most original political philosopher of his time" (PMM), featuring such seminal writings as Leviathan, De Corpore, Human Nature, Behemoth and others, with engraved frontispiece portrait and re-engraved Leviathan title page. A handsome folio in contemporary calf-gilt. The Works of Thomas Hobbes spans "one of the most momentous periods of English history, and he was one of its most conspicuous !gure," celebrated for writings such Human Nature (1650) well before he "embarked on his greatest work Leviathan (1651)" (PMM 138). It was there that Hobbes "produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism… It still remains a model of vigorous exposition, unsurpassed in the language" (Pforzheimer 491). "Few books have caused more or !ercer controversy" (Rosenbach 36:345). Much of what Hobbes argues in Leviathan can be traced to his De Corpore, also herein, a work published after Leviathan, yet the !rst to o#er his view "of a trilogy on body, man and citizen, in which everything in the world of nature and man was to be included in a conceptual scheme" (Edwards IV, 31). Hobbes' in"uence fully extended to "the framers of the [American] Constitution… When John Adams wrote that 'he who would found a state, and make proper laws for the government of it, must presume that all men are bad by nature,' he was expressing an idea that was derived at once from Hobbes" (Lutz & Warden, 38). To many Hobbes remains "the most original political philosopher of his time" (PMM 138). First collected edition, preceded only by a partial collection printed in Amsterdam in 1668. With engraved full-page portrait of Hobbes, re-engraved Leviathan frontispiece dated 1651. Containing Leviathan, De Corpore, Human Nature, Behemoth (1679) and other key writings. Macdonald & Hargreaves 107. See Lowndes, 1077. Armorial bookplate. Interior !ne, handsome contemporary calf binding with only minor restoration. 25