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CONTENTS LITERATURE 4 AMERICANA 44 HISTORY, SCIENCE & PHILOSOPHY 64 TRAVEL & EXPLORATION 88 CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED 98 cover & left, no. 107 WE ARE MOVING to a new location in New York City at 485 Madison Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets. While we wait for construction to be completed on our new gallery within the next few months, our temporary offices at 485 Madison Avenue, Suite 402, are open by appointment only, Monday–Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please give us a call at (212) 751–0011 if you’d like to stop by.

LITERATURE 4 The Splendid Bradley Martin Copy Of One Of The Most Important Works In All Of English Literature: Extraordinarily Rare First Edition Of The Faerie Queene, 1590-96 LITERATURE 01SPENSER, Edmund. The Faerie Queene: Disposed into twelve books, Fashioning XII. Morall vertues. London, 1590, 1596. Two volumes. Small quarto, 19th-century full red crushed levant morocco gilt. $165,000 Extraordinarily scarce first editions of both parts of Spenser’s monumental Faerie Queene, “one of the greatest of all books of English poetry” (Rosenbach). The Bradley Martin copy, beautifully bound by Bedford.

5 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS T he Faerie Queene is one of the most glorious of English poems. It is also one of the most seminal; its influence can be traced in a straight line all the way to the 19th-century Romantics. It is no wonder that Lamb called Spenser ‘the poet’s poet’; he has been a source of inspiration for countless followers” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 488). “Spenser is preeminently a moral poet… The object of his own poem is to make vice ugly and virtue attractive. No other poet has painted with more terrible truth the images of Despair, Slander, Care, Envy and Distraction, the Blatant Beast of Scandal and the brazen dragon of Sin… To Spenser and the men of his age, to all the noble spirits to whom since The Faerie Queene has been an inspiration next only to the Bible and Shakespeare, these things have counted among the most significant forces in the world” (Baugh et al., 498). To accommodate what was essentially a new kind of poetry Spenser invented a new rhyme scheme, the nowubiquitous Spenserian stanza, into which he could cast this beautiful romance. A number of the lines in The Faerie Queene are among the best-known and most lyrical in English, and as a whole it ranks as one of the finest long allegorical poems ever written. A towering monument in English literature, The Faerie Queene stands alongside the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton in the vastness of its influence. Full-page woodcut of St. George and the dragon on p. 184 of Volume I. Grolier, Langland to Wither, 231 and 233. Pforzheimer 969-70. From the celebrated library of H. Bradley Martin, with his bookplates. Martin amassed one of the world’s finest book collections. The sale of his 10,000-volume collection spanned two years, 198990, and the quantity and quality of his holdings led to comparisons with such earlier collectors as Robert Hoe and J.P. Morgan. Bookplates of Harold Greenhill and Frank Brewer Bemis, red stamp of armorial lion rampant, holding a crown, on p. 590 (blank) of Volume I and on title page of Volume II. Title pages with expert restoration, not affecting text but just touching the woodcut ornament on the first one; marginal repairs to corners of Cc3 and Cc4 in Volume II, not affecting text. A beautiful copy with a sterling provenance. “He oft finds med’cine, who his griefe imparts; But double griefs afflict concealinag harts, As raging flames who striveth to supresse.” “

LITERATURE 6 Exceptionally rare and desirable 1683 quarto edition of Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. “Shakespeare’s standard play is Hamlet… the truest mirror of Shakespeare’s personality and the ripest production of English literary art” (Baugh, 527-8). Few dispute Samuel Johnson’s declaration that “Shakespeare is above all writers,” or a view of Hamlet as “theatre of the world, like The Divine Comedy or Paradise Lost or Faust, or Ulysses, or In Search of Lost Time… The phenomenon of Hamlet, the prince without the play, is unsurpassed in the West’s imaginative literature” (Bloom, Shakespeare, 383-4). The quarto editions of Shakespeare’s plays (appearing between 1594 and 1709) were the first separate printings; the existence of eleven quarto editions of Hamlet between 1603 and 1703 is a clear indication of its immense popularity. This 1683 edition is the eighth quarto edition, published two years before the Fourth Folio. All of the quarto editions are scarce, and those published before the Fourth Folio are particularly desirable. Mild spotting to slightly toned text, small and faint marginal dampstain to a few leaves. Light rubbing to extremitie. An attractive and desirable copy of this extremely rare quarto edition. “Unsurpassed In The West’s Imaginative Literature”: 1683 Quarto Edition Of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, One Of The Earliest Obtainable Editions 02SHAKESPEARE. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. London, 1683. Slim quarto, 20thcentury three-quarter brown morocco. $65,000

7 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS Scarce first edition of Herbert’s great collection of poetry, containing some of the earliest examples of shaped poems in English, such as “Easter Wings” and “The Altar,” handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Bedford. From the library of the Marquess of Bute, with his Cardiff Castle bookplate. “A Resourcefulness Of Invention Which Seems Inexhaustible, And For Which I Know No Parallel In English Poetry” (T.S. Eliot): George Herbert’s The Temple— Containing Some Of The Earliest Examples Of Shaped Poetry In English— Very Scarce 1633 First Edition 03HERBERT, George. The Temple. Cambridge, 1633. 12mo, late 19th-century full navy morocco gilt. $33,500 George Herbert is “one of the best English lyric poets” (Summers). In his most famous work, The Temple, there is “a special rhythmic form for every emotion… with this go a balance and unity of thought-content in which few lyric poets have equaled Herbert” (Baugh, 646). “Herbert’s metrical forms… are both original and varied... The Temple shows a resourcefulness of invention which seems inexhaustible, and for which I know no parallel in English poetry” (T.S. Eliot). “Herbert’s English poems are notable for their controlled and inventive use of form: the central section of The Temple, ‘The Church’, contains over 160 lyrics in a striking variety of poetic structures, from sonnets and hymns to hieroglyphic lyrics with stanza forms unique to their composition and subject” (ODNB). Cardiff Castle bookplate of the marquess of Bute, hereditary keeper of Rothesay Castle; the Crichton-Stuart family was responsible for the upkeep and restoration of the castle up until the 1960s. Interior clean, joints expertly repaired. A beautifully bound copy in near-fine condition, with a nice provenance. Scarce and desirable.

LITERATURE 8 Extra-Illustrated Aldine Edition Of Shakespeare’s Poems, Exquisitely Bound 05SHAKESPEARE, William. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1892. 12mo, contemporary full crimson morocco gilt, green morocco-gilt doublures. $3800 Later Aldine edition of the Bard’s poems, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with five windowmounted engravings, two hand-colored, splendidly bound. This beautiful volume includes "Venus and Adonis," "The Rape of Lucrece" and the Sonnets: “They abound in meditations on estrangement, failure and death. They bewail the poet’s outcast state, death’s dateless night, the anxieties of separation, time’s giving and taking away, even world-weariness. The conclusion, however, is triumphant—an uncompromising affirmation of the transcendence of love” (Baugh et al., 482). Includes Alexander Dyce’s life of Shakespeare. A splendidly bound, extra-illustrated volume in fine condition. 1698 Complete Collected Edition Of Milton’s Prose Works 04MILTON, John. A Complete Collection of the Historical, Political, and Miscellaneous Works. Amsterdam, 1698. Three volumes bound as one. Thick folio, contemporary full speckled calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down. $4000 Expanded second edition of Milton’s collected prose works, published only one year after the first edition. This folio volume notably includes Milton’s finest prose works: Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, Eikonoclastes, and his landmark Areopagitica, in which “the argument for freedom has never, before or since, been so magnificently or forcefully expressed” (PMM 133). In his lifetime, Milton was renowned more for his rhetoric than poetry: “a fiery pamphleteer in an age of religious and political argument, whose tireless defense of divorce, progressive education, regicide and the Commonwealth marked him out as a natural, and brilliant, English radical” (Robert McCrum). Text generally quite clean, title page of Volume III remargined. A handsome copy.

9 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS 06(MARTIN, John, illustrator) MILTON, John. The Paradise Lost of Milton. London, 1827. Two volumes. Royal octavo, contemporary full dark green pebbled morocco gilt. $6500 “The Illustrations… Are Unforgettable” First edition, large octavo issue, of John Martin’s beautifully illustrated Paradise Lost, with 24 full-page mezzotints. “The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin’s] conceptions has many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, the many recently published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coal pit accidents, and Brunel’s new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable” (Ray, 44-45). First published in both quarto and large octavo formats, this is the large octavo issue; Martin executed the mezzotints himself, for both formats (Ray). Occasional foxing to plates, less than often found. Contemporary bindings handsome and fine. An excellent copy of this wonderfully illustrated edition.

LITERATURE 10 “Had We But World Enough And Time”: First Edition Of Marvell’s Miscellaneous Poems, 1681, With First Printing Of “To His Coy Mistress” First and only collected edition of Marvell’s poetry to be published in his own century, containing the first printing of many poems, including “To His Coy Mistress,” with scarce engraved frontispiece portrait. A wide-margined copy in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. “The finest flower of secular and serious metaphysical poetry… Marvell united in himself, with an independent moderation of his own, a fresh muscular, agile, and subtle metaphysical wit and the rationality, clarity, economy, and structural sense of a genuine classic… It is [Marvell’s] blending of the metaphysical and the classical which makes ‘To His Coy Mistress’ stand out as it does even in such an age of love poetry” (Bush, 158-63). Very few of Marvell’s poems, and none of his important metaphysical poems, were published in his lifetime. This copy is complete with the rare engraved frontispiece portrait of Marvell, and Mary Marvell’s address “To The Reader,” both of which are often missing. This is, as in all known copies but two, the second issue, omitting the suppressed poems (pages 117-130) in praise of Cromwell. Text exceptionally clean, Riviere binding beautiful and fine. Rare and desirable. 07MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems. London, 1681. Slim folio, late 19th-century full brown morocco gilt. $25,000

11 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS 08AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London, 1813. Three volumes. 12mo, period-style full red straight-grain morocco gilt. $38,000 “For What Do We Live, But To Make Sport For Our Neighbors, And Laugh At Them In Our Turn?” Second edition—published only months after the first— of Jane Austen’s second and most popular novel, one of the most sought-after titles in English literature. “Elizabeth’s own energy and defiance 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 fiction as a highly intelligent form… This remains her most popular and widely translated novel” (Honan, 313-20). Written between October 1796 and August 1797, Pride and Prejudice was originally an epistolary novel; Austen revised it in 1812. “Her father offered Pride and Prejudice to [publisher] Cadell on 1 Nov. 1797; but the proposal was rejected by return of post, without an inspection of the manuscript” (DNB).” The size of the [first] edition is not known… perhaps 1500 copies… The first edition was sold off very rapidly and a second one was printed in the same year” (Keynes, 8). Cassandra Austen’s records indicate that the first edition of her sister’s novel was issued in January 1813, and the second edition in October 1813; this copy has owner signatures on the title page (“J. Spottiswoode”) dated August 1813. Occasional scattered foxing, mostly in Volume II. Beautifully bound. “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

LITERATURE 12 “Relatively Few Copies Of The 1832-33 Philadelphia Editions Are Known To Survive”: First American Edition Of Austen’s First Novel 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.” Sense and Sensibility “does brightly respond to an interesting religious and ethical debate over the philosophy of sentiment… [The popular view held that morality] depends on the ‘heart’ and not on the ‘head… Rational moralists opposed the tendency, and 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). Only Emma (1816) was published in the United States in Austen’s lifetime, an extremely rare edition that she makes no reference to in her letters. “It may be, therefore, that the availability of London editions in North America satisfied early local demand for Austen’s novels, but... no other American edition 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” (Gilson, 97-98). Some light foxing to text; title page of Volume I toned. Beautifully bound. 09AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. Philadelphia, 1833. Two volumes bound in one. 12mo, period-style full red morocco gilt. $18,000

13 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS 10DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History... of David Copperfield. London, May 1849 to November 1850. Twenty parts in nineteen. Octavo, original pale bluish-green printed paper wrappers, custom slipcase. $15,000 Scarce first edition in the original parts of Dickens’ “largely autobiographic” masterpiece, with additional vignette title-page, frontispiece and 38 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”). An excellent copy in the original wrappers, with most advertisements present. From the library of Danish-American actor and noted bibliophile Jean Hersholt, with his signed bookplate and shelf label. “The first of Dickens’ big books to be written in the first person, and it is looked upon as being largely autobiographic... With many lovers of the great author’s works, David Copperfield ranks as the best of his novels” (Eckel, 75). “It soon became clear that this was his ‘masterpiece’ although, even so, Dickens himself retained a peculiarly private relationship with the novel” (Ackroyd, 606). “With a comparatively small printing, and because the issues in parts were much read and roughly handled, it is a matter of some difficulty to procure fine, clean and unrepaired sets” (Eckel, 76). Danish-American actor and bibliophile Jean Hersholt’s copy, with his signed bookplate and shelf label affixed to the inside of the chemise. Parts I, II and XIX/XX with a few corners repaired, several wrappers with light edge-wear and creasing. Interiors generally clean and fine. An excellent copy in the original wrappers, with a nice provenance. “Whether I Shall Turn Out To Be The Hero Of My Own Life…”: First Edition In Original Parts Of David Copperfield

LITERATURE 14 “A Clarity And Pungency That Surpasses The Rest Of His Work” 12DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. London, 1852-53. Twenty parts in 19, as issued. Octavo, original blue paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $9000 Scarce first edition in original parts and wrappers of Dickens’ ambitious, bracing masterpiece, with 40 engraved illustrations, including frontispiece and nine other dramatic “dark plates,” as well as vignette title page. An excellent unrestored copy, with most ads present. Structured “with a daring double narrative and centered on institutional satire,” Bleak House is “technically [Dickens’] most ambitious novel and widely held to be his masterpiece” (Schlicke, 45). “The Dickens cosmos, his phantasmagoric London and visionary England, emerges in Bleak House with a clarity and pungency that surpasses the rest of his work, before and after” (Bloom, 311). Interiors generally quite clean and fine. Light wear to a few spine ends; occasional light edge-wear or creasing, as often, but generally near-fine. A lovely unrestored copy. “Human Life… Somehow Larger And Brighter Than The Reality” 11DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London, 1838-1839. Twenty parts in nineteen. Octavo, original printed green wrappers neatly respined or repaired, custom clamshell box. $7800 First edition, first issue, in original parts of one of Dickens’ most popular works, illustrated with 39 engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne (“Phiz”). A nicely refurbished copy with almost all of the advertisements present. The plot, the characters, the dialogue—indeed “everything about [Nickleby] has the feel of theatre; it is as if Dickens saw human life conducted among lights of the stage, making it somehow large and brighter than the reality” (Ackroyd, 283). Text and plates generally quite clean, with only a hint of foxing to a very few plates. Wrappers generally respined or with neat repairs along spines; Part 6 and Part 7 rear wrappers have been swapped, possibly at time of respining, as they are quite similar. Light wear and creasing along wrapper edges as often. Extremely good in the original parts.

15 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS “Many Critics Regard It As Dickens’ Masterpiece” 14DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit. London, December 1855-June 1857. Nineteen parts (20 numbers). Octavo, original pictorial blue paper wrappers, custom slipcase. $5200 First edition, first issue, in the original serialized parts, with cover design and illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne, with almost all advertisements present. Little Dorrit “is a wonderfully rich novel—rich in ideas, rich in characterization, rich in incident, and written in a richly imaginative prose… many critics regard it as Dickens’ masterpiece” (Watts, 108). Text generally quite clean, only a few plates with minor foxing or faint tidemarks. Parts 1, 5, 6, 9, 10-12, 19/20 neatly respined, a few others with repairs to spine, Part 19/20 with rear wrapper substituted from Part 8 rear wrapper from another copy; a few wrappers with slight edge-wear or creasing, as often. A very good, attractive set, handsomely boxed. “The Best Of My Stories” 13DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London, January, 1843July, 1844. Twenty parts in nineteen. Octavo, original pale bluish-green printed paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $8500 First edition in original parts of Dickens’ picaresque novel, complete with all advertisements. First issued in 20 numbers from January 1843 to July 1844, Martin Chuzzlewit reflects the disillusionment Dickens felt from a recent trip to the United States, his first American reading tour. As Fielding had sent his Tom Jones to London, Dickens “adopted the same radical expedient of sending his youthful protagonist not merely to London, but to America. The book’s picaresque technique provides him with a large canvas and plenty of opportunity for farce, melodrama, and social criticism” (Philip V. Allingham). Some neat and unobtrusive repairs to several spines, light edge-wear and creasing to fragile paper wrappers, less than often seen. An exceptional copy in the original wrappers, quite scarce and desirable with all advertisements.

LITERATURE 16 Rare Second Edition Of Jane Eyre, “The Most Famous Second Edition In The Chronicle Of Victorian Bibliography,” With The First Appearance Of Bronte’s Famous Dedication To Thackeray Important second edition of Jane Eyre (printed only three months after the first edition), containing the first appearance of Bronte’s famous dedication to Thackeray, which contributed greatly to the success of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. When Charlotte Bronte, after having earlier manuscripts rejected by publishers, submitted Jane Eyre to Smith & Elder in 1847 under the pseudonym “Currer Bell,” the firm “recognised its great power. It was immediately accepted and published in [October] 1847. Jane Eyre achieved at once a surprising success” (DNB). “In January, 1848, a second edition of Jane Eyre appeared— the most famous second edition in the chronicle of Victorian bibliography, and a collector’s item in its own right. For this second edition contained the dedication to Thackeray which proved an ‘effectual support’ to Vanity Fair” (Winterich, 62). This dedication to Thackeray was scandalous, as he had a wife who was certified insane, and some felt the novel to have been inspired by his situation. Volume III with expert cleaning to text, a very good copy. 15[BRONTE, Charlotte] BELL, Currer. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. London, 1848. Three volumes. Octavo, recent full crushed brown morocco gilt; original cloth bound in. $12,500 “It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

17 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS Byron’s Poems, In A Beautiful Cosway-Style Binding Handsomely printed edition of Byron’s poems, beautifully bound by Asprey in a Cosway-style binding with a portrait of Byron inset on the front board. Cosway bindings (named in 1909 for renowned 19thcentury English miniaturist Richard Cosway) were the brainchild of John Harrison Stonehouse, managing director of London booksellers Henry Sotheran & Company, who in 1902 struck on the idea of embedding miniature paintings in the covers of richly-tooled bindings. He engaged the famous Rivière bindery to execute his idea in accordance with his own designs. Rivière brought into its employ Miss C.B. Currie with instructions to faithfully imitate Richard Cosway’s detailed watercolor style of miniature painting. These delicate and beautiful miniatures, mostly portraits, often on ivory, were set into the covers or doublures of fine bindings and protected with thin panes of glass. Cosway bindings executed by other than the original collaborators (Stonehouse, Sotheran, Rivière, and Currie) are designated as “Cosway-style” bindings—still splendid productions. Fine condition. 16BYRON. Poems of Lord Byron. London, 1923. Octavo, 20th-century full blue morocco, giltdecorated spine and boards with Cosway-style portrait on front board. $10,000

LITERATURE 18 “Not Such A Hound As Mortal Eyes Have Ever Seen” First edition, first issue, of the third Sherlock Holmes novel, widely regarded as the best of the series and “one of the most gripping stories in the English language,” with 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. Although Conan Doyle had killed off his most famous character by sending him over the Reichenbach Falls while grappling with Professor Moriarty in “The Final Problem” (December 1893), his readership demanded the sleuth’s return. The author obliged with this, the third—and still considered by many the best—Sherlock Holmes novel, carefully positioned on the title page as “another adventure” of Holmes. “One of the most gripping books in the language” (Crime & Mystery 100 Best 6). “The supernatural is handled with great effect and no letdown. The plot and subplots are thoroughly integrated and the false clues put in and removed with a master hand. The criminal is superb… and the secondary figures each contribute to the total effect of brilliancy and grandeur combined. One wishes one could be reading it for the first time” (Barzun & Taylor 1142). Text exceptionally clean, with none of the usual foxing. Just a bit of foxing to endpapers, cloth fresh and gilt bright. A nearly fine copy. 17CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London, 1902. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth, custom slipcase. $12,500 “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

19 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS Signed limited “Sun-Dial Edition” of Conrad’s works, one of 735 sets, including the two-volume Life and Letters, signed in the first volume by Conrad, handsomely bound. “Conrad’s work at its best achieved a synthesis of theme, treatment and language of a kind without precedent in English literature… To a degree beyond the ordinary, he owed his fame to the good fortune of a remarkable lifestory which enabled him to use as material for fiction many strange and picturesque experiences” (DNB). With photographic frontispiece portraits of Conrad in Almayer’s Folly and each of the volumes of Life and Letters. Spines evenly toned, a few corners gently rubbed. A handsome set in about-fine condition. Handsomely Bound “Sun-Dial” Edition Of Conrad’s Works, Signed By Him 18CONRAD, Joseph. The Works. Twenty-two volumes. WITH: JEAN-AUBRY, G. Life and Letters. Two volumes. Garden City, 1920-28. Altogether, twenty-four volumes. Octavo, contemporary threequarter blue morocco gilt. $12,800

LITERATURE 20 Splendid large-paper edition of Eliot’s writings, one of only 750 sets produced, with over 150 illustrations including hand-colored frontispieces in double-suite, one of each finely hand-colored, with a signed autograph letter by Eliot bound into Volume I. Eliot, who pioneered the method of psychological analysis characteristic of modern fiction, has been praised for the qualities that make her “a supreme novelist in an age of great novelists” (Kunitz and Haycraft, 212). The autograph letter, signed by Eliot with her actual name, Marian Evans, is a warm letter of sympathy to an ill friend, dated 1855, concluding, “Perhaps after all it may do you a little good to know that you have the hearty interest and friendship of Marian Evans.” Fine condition. “A Supreme Novelist In The Age Of Great Novelists”: Illustrated Large-Paper Edition Of George Eliot’s Works, With A Signed Autograph Letter 19ELIOT, George. The Writings. Boston and New York, 1908. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown crushed morocco gilt. $11,000 “The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.”

21 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS First English edition, first state of “the last of Wells’ classic scientific romances,” signed and dated by him in 1902. Wells’ forays into the genre he dubbed “scientific romance” “became the archetypal examples of a distinctive United Kingdom tradition of futuristic and speculative fiction” (Clute & Nicholls, 1313), and have had “an incalculable influence on modern literature and popular culture; their cosmic sweep and haunting pessimism have influenced most subsequent science fiction” (Stringer, 708). This first English edition was published just one month after the first American edition; this is the rare and desirable first state, with blue cloth stamped in gold and black endpapers. Plates and text fine, cloth with one tiny split to head of spine, gilt bright. A nearly fine copy. “Into The Dark, Into That Silence That Has No End”: The First Men In The Moon, Signed And Dated By H.G. Wells 20WELLS, H.G. The First Men in the Moon. London, 1901. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom slipcase. $22,000 Some force not himself impels him and go he must.”

LITERATURE 22 “In A Hole In The Ground There Lived A Hobbit”: First American Edition Of Tolkien’s Classic Fantasy First American edition, in scarce original dust jacket, of the fantasy classic— ”among the very highest achievements of children’s authors during the 20th century” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 530)—with four of Tolkien’s iconic illustrations printed in color. First published in London by Allen & Unwin on September 21, 1937 in a first printing of only 1500 copies, The Hobbit had completely sold out by December 15. A second impression of 2300 copies was rushed to press. “Four plates of color illustrations by Tolkien are present [in the second London impression]… these had been commissioned for the first American edition, and were in the American publisher’s hands when Allen & Unwin decided to include them in the second impression. The original art was called back for reproduction in Britain, then returned across the Atlantic. Tolkien thought that the color plates came out well, but was sorry that the ‘Eagle picture’ (Bilbo Woke Up with the Early Sun in His Eyes) was not included” (Hammond, 15). Said “eagle picture” is present in this American edition. The official publication date of the second English impression is January 25, 1938; this first American edition was published on March 1, 1938, in an edition of only 5000 copies. Book clean and very nearly fine. Scarce original dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and corners, just touching title at spine head, light edge-wear and creasing, both illustrated panels clean and quite presentable, very good. 21TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Boston and New York, 1938. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket, custom box. $35,000 “Among the very highest achievements of children’s authors during the 20th century.” – Carpenter & Pritchard

23 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS Oscar Wilde’s Ideal Husband, Rare Theatrical Association Copy Of Eva Le Gallienne 23WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. London, 1899. Octavo, original lavender cloth gilt. $5500 Limited first edition, one of 1000 unnumbered copies, an especially memorable association copy with the bookplate of award-winning actress and director, Eva Le Gallienne. Wilde’s play premiered in January 1895 to an audience that included the Prince of Wales, and was an immediate success. Four months later, Wilde was in disgrace following his arrest for soliciting homosexual acts. This especially memorable association copy contains the bookplate of Eva Le Gallienne who, as “actress, producer, director, translator, writer and teacher, was for many decades one of the grand figures of the American stage” (New York Times). Born in London, she was the daughter of Wilde’s colleague Richard Le Gallienne, who is best remembered for his novel Quest of the Golden Girl and for his work with The Yellow Book. Text quite fresh with only lightest foxing to preliminaries, tiny bit of soiling to bright gilt boards. A lovely near-fine copy with a fascinating theatrical provenance. “A Peak Of English Poetry” 22YEATS, William Butler. The Winding Stair. New York, 1929. Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark blue cloth. $4500 Signed limited first edition, one of only 642 copies, signed on the half title by Yeats. The Winding Stair, along with The Tower (published in 1928), contains “the greatest poetry of Yeats in his difficult later manner… a peak in English poetry” (Connolly 56B). “Many critics have felt that Yeats’ greatest achievement was the development of a symbolic language to express an equilibrium between the conflicting demands on the poet of the outside world and his art… This theme is central to the two volumes which are often thought to be Yeats’ best, The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair (1929)” (Hamilton, 595). Without scarce original glassine and slipcase. Faint tape offsetting to free endpapers. About-fine condition. "I summon to the winding stair; Set all your mind upon the steep ascent."

LITERATURE 24 “One Of Trollope’s Best But Least-Known Novels” 24TROLLOPE, Anthony. He Knew He Was Right. London, 1869. Thirty-two parts. Octavo, original drab stiff paper wrappers printed in red and black, custom clamshell box. $6000 First edition in the scarce 32 original parts in printed paper wrappers of Trollope’s widely praised novel of obsession and madness, with 64 wood-engraved illustrations (32 full-page). A beautiful unrestored copy complete with all advertisements. Trollope is said to have been inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello in He Knew He Was Right. “One of Trollope’s best but least-known novels… it achieves what Henry James, who admired the book, has called ‘an impressive completeness of misery” (Hennessey, 291). The novel’s focus on the obsessions of his protagonist produces “a narrative that is at once a ‘sane’ realistic novel and a ‘mad’ Shakespearean tragedy” (Oberhalman). Interiors generally clean and fine, only a bit of light wear to spines of first and last parts, occasional minor toning and edge-wear to other parts. A beautiful, near-fine copy, scarce and desirable in the original parts, complete with all ads. “If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You…” 25KIPLING, Rudyard. If. New York, 1910. Oblong 12mo (6-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches), publisher’s full green morocco gilt. $4000 First separate edition (preceding the 1914 first separate English edition) of Kipling’s verse celebration of Victorian stoicism, in publisher’s scarce deluxe morocco binding. Dr. Leander Starr Jameson visited Rudyard Kipling and his family in the fall of 1909. “After a shaky start as leader of failed military raid in 1895 Jameson had gone on to become one of the most respected South African prime ministers. Young John Kipling was very impressed by his father’s heroic friend. His son’s reaction and his own respect for Jameson were in his mind as Kipling penned the words to his famous poem, If” (Dalhousie University). First published in Rewards and Fairies (1910), the poem, in Kipling’s words, “escaped from the book, and for a while ran about the world.” As late as 1995 and then again in 2005, a national BBC Television poll found “If “ to be Britain’s favorite poem. Interior fine, minor wear to edges and back panel of deluxe morocco binding, gilt bright. A near-fine copy.

25 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS “All Animals Are Equal, But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others” First edition of Orwell’s “savagely ironical allegory” (Clute & Grant) on the gap between radical ideals and reality, his most famous and widely read work. “A political fable that partly recounts, in an allegorical mode, the aftermath of the Russian revolution, and partly illustrates a belief in the universal tendency of power to corrupt” (Stringer, 22). “Animal Farm, which owes something to Swift and Defoe, is [Orwell’s] masterpiece” (Connolly 93). Because of wartime paper shortages, the first printing of this book was only 4500 copies and the dust jacket was usually printed on the reverse of Searchlight Books jackets (as here in blue). Book about-fine with slight toning to spine ends, dust jacket bright and near-fine with a bit of wear to spine extremities, affecting first letter of title, one short closed tear to rear panel. An exceptionally handsome copy. “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.” 26ORWELL, George. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. London, 1945. Slim octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $22,000

LITERATURE 26 Virginia Woolf’s Classic A Room Of One’s Own, Signed By Her 27WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. New York and London, 1929. Tall, slim octavo, original red cloth. $14,000 Signed limited first edition, one of 492 copies signed by Woolf in her characteristic purple ink on the half title. Woolf’s foundational essay on women and writing has become a classic feminist text: Woolf’s “aim was to establish a woman’s tradition, recognizable by its circumstances, subject-matter, and its distinct problems… A Room of One’s Own charted this vast territory with an air of innocent discovery which itself sharpens the case against induced ineffectiveness and ignorance that for so long clouded the counter-history of women” (Gordon, 182). “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,” said Woolf, “and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved.” Text clean and fine, just a hint of discoloration to cloth at edges. A near-fine signed copy. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

27 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS “I Find Predominantly In Me An Instinct To A Higher And More Spiritual Life Than The Common, And Also Another Inclining To A Primitive And Savage Life, And I Reverence Both Of Them Alike”: Autograph Manuscript From Walden In Thoreau’s Hand A wonderful item: an original autograph manuscript leaf from Henry David Thoreau’s masterpiece, Walden, including passages from the chapter “Higher Laws” where Thoreau discusses his moral ambivalence about fishing, and another from the “Baker’s Farm” chapter that also features fishing. This autograph manuscript leaf contains passages from at least two chapters of Walden. The first paragraph can be found in the “Baker’s Farm” chapter, when Thoreau takes shelter from the weather with an Irish farmer, John Field. This is followed by the text from the beginning of the next chapter, “Higher Laws,” contrasting physical and spiritual existence, and part of a later section that continues that same theme but with a focus on fishing: “As I came home through the woods with my string of fish, trailing my pole along, when the world had waxed dark, I glimpsed a woodchuck dark across my path, and felt a strange flush of savage delight and was strongly tempted to seize and devour it raw. The wildest most desolate scenes had become strangely fam[iliar] to me. Thus it is I find predominantly in me an instinct to a higher and more spiritual life than the common and also another inclining to a primitive and savage life, and I reverence them both alike. I find continually that I cannot fish without falling a little in my own respect … I think I am not mistaken. It is a faint intimation—yet so are the first streaks of morning…” Math equations in pencil. presumably in another hand, upside down at the bottom of the verso. Leaf with loss to some edges, just touching text at one point. A very rare leaf from an original Walden manuscript with exceptional content. 28THOREAU, Henry David. Autograph manuscript leaf. Concord, Massachusetts, 1854. One leaf, measuring eight by ten inches, window mounted; housed in a custom portfolio. $39,000

LITERATURE 28 “His Profession Was That Of A Surveyor”: Exceptionally Large Autograph Land Survey By Thoreau, Signed By Him Rare, exceptionally large example of one of Thoreau’s surveys, in his hand and signed by him, done for the estate of Marchus and Rebecca Spring, who were prominent philanthropists and active Quaker abolitionists. For several years, Thoreau had worked on and off as a surveyor to supplement his meager income. In 1852 the wealthy Quaker abolitionist Marcus Spring “purchased a two-hundred acre tract on the shores of Raritan Bay, a mile west of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and incorporating as the Raritan Bay Union and erecting a tremendous brownstone and brick phalanstery, 254 feet long, three stories high, with dormitories, apartments, and schoolrooms, he attempted to establish a co-operative community. When the community did not prosper, he decided in 1856 to rename it Eagleswood and to convert the property over into small estates... Bronson Alcott was visiting at Eagleswood at the moment and suggested Thoreau as the ideal surveyor for the project” (Harding). When Thoreau arrived, he found a community with an “unconventional bent and slightly radical sympathies… just the audience for him” (371). Rebecca Spring herself came from a family of radicals; the daughter of the abolitionist Arnold Buffam, she was one of John Brown’s last visitors in prison before he was executed. The survey was professionally restored and laid down on new linen; there were several tears from the folds, a few burn marks from a fire (which consumed part of the Spring archive); overall in very good condition, beautifully framed. 29THOREAU, Henry David. Autograph signed Survey of “Eagleswood.” Concord, Mass, 1856. Survey measures 22 by 30 inches, ink on linen-backed paper, with annotations in the hand of Marcus and Rebecca Spring. $26,000

29 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS 30THOREAU, Henry David. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston and Cambridge, 1849. Octavo, original brown cloth gilt, custom slipcase. $25,000 First Edition Of Thoreau’s First Book First edition, first issue, of Thoreau’s first book, one of only 1000 copies printed and one of less than 400 copies in the publisher’s cloth, a beautiful copy from the famed collection of Arthur Swann. In residence at Walden Pond, “Thoreau’s first concentrated effort (was) to assemble, flesh out, and then rearrange material about the trip he and (his brother) John had taken on the Concord and Merrimack rivers… in August and September of 1842… A Week literally evolved from Thoreau’s materials at hand… It is the first of the many American books shaped along a river trip, the first in which the river becomes a stream, not just of water or even of time, but of consciousness itself” (Richardson, 155). Despite some good reviews, the first edition (consisting of one thousand copies) did not sell. In 1862, the remainder of 595 copies of the first edition were bought from Thoreau by Ticknor and Fields and rebound with a new title page bearing their imprint. With the bookplate of Arthur Swann. Swann’s collection, known for the excellence of its copies, was auctioned in 1960 at the Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York. In the catalogue for the auction, this copy is described as “an unusually fine copy.” A few contemporary ink marks to text block fore-edge, lower front joint with an expert cloth repair. A beautiful copy. “There is in my nature, methinks, a singular yearning toward all wildness.”

LITERATURE 30 31EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays. Boston, 1841. Octavo, original brown cloth, custom slipcase. $11,500 “Trust Thyself: Every Heart Vibrates To That Iron String” First edition of Emerson’s collection of timeless essays, scarce in original cloth. “Emerson’s fame… rests securely upon the fact that he had something of importance to say, and that he said it with a beautiful freshness which does not permit his best pages to grow old… Let men but stand erect and ‘go alone,’ he said, and they can possess the universe” (ANB). “Timeless, and without a trace of ‘dating,’ these essays are as readable, and to a considerable extent as much read, today as a hundred years ago” (Grolier, 100 American 47). With 12 essays, including Emerson’s celebrated “Self-Reliance,” as well as essays on love, friendship, heroism, “the Over-Soul,” the intellect and art. Just a touch of rubbing to extremities, faint discoloration to front cover, very nearly fine. “God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.”

31 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS “For The Sweetest, Wisest Soul Of All My Days And Lands…”: First Edition Of Whitman’s Drum-Taps, Important Preferred Issue With Sequel For Lincoln First edition, the important and preferred second issue, one of only 1000 copies, with the first appearance of the sequel celebrating Lincoln containing “Lilacs” and “O Captain! My Captain!” Drum-Taps “stands among the nation’s finest poems” (ANB). Upon the death of Lincoln, Whitman delayed the printing of DrumTaps and added “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” a “profoundly moving dirge for the martyred Lincoln” (CHAL), with separate pagination, table of contents, and title page. Text clean, inner paper hinges expertly reinforced, minuscule rubs to cloth extremities. A near-fine copy. 32WHITMAN, Walt. Drum-Taps. BOUND WITH: Sequel to Drum-Taps. When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom’d. New York and Washington, 1865-6. 12mo, original brown cloth. $12,500

LITERATURE 32 “I Am Pretty Strong Yet, & Go Out—But Head, Stomach & Liver, All In A Bad Way, & Seems As If Nothing Could Bring Them Round”: Walt Whitman Autograph Letter To John Burroughs Fine autograph letter signed from Walt Whitman to naturalist John Burroughs, his close friend and protégé. This letter is printed in The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman, Miller, Volume 2, pp. 331-2. The young John Burroughs first met Whitman in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War and quickly became close to the poet, initially considering him something of a guru who could do no wrong; Burroughs’ first book, in 1871, was the adoring Notes on Walt Whitman as Poet and Person, the drafts of which Whitman read and commented on at every stage. In later years, Burroughs would build a cabin in the woods in West Park, New York, not far from Poughkeepsie, and took to referring to the land around it as “Whitman Land”: “It was in these woods that he’d walked with Walt during the poet’s frequent visits to West Park in the late 1870s,” and Burroughs was in the habit of speaking “to his guests as much about Whitman as he did about birds and wildflowers… Burroughs would stand on the steps of the cabin, a worn copy of Leaves of Grass in his hands, and recite ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking’” (Renehan). Burroughs was also a frequent visitor at Whitman’s house in Camden, and they remained close until the end of Whitman’s life. Fine condition. 33WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed “Walt.” Camden, 1875. Octavo, two pages on single sheet, to John Burroughs, with original envelope in Whitman’s hand. $15,000 “Whitman, the one man breaking a way ahead. Whitman, the one pioneer… Ahead of all poets, pioneering into the wilderness of unopened life, Whitman. Beyond him, none.” – D.H. Lawrence

33 BAUMAN RARE BOOKS 34WHITMAN, Walt. Complete Poems and Prose. Camden, 1888. Quarto, original three-quarter green cloth, custom clamshell box. $14,500 “From My Heart To Your Heart”: One Of Only 600 Copies Signed By Whitman, Presented By His Literary Executor First edition of the first collected edition of Whitman’s works, one of only 600 copies signed by Whitman on the Leaves of Grass title page. Presentation copy from Whitman’s literary executor inscribed on the front free endpaper six months after Whitman’s death, “To G. Garson Freund, Philada. Oct. 11, 1892. through Horace Traubel.” Published only four years before the poet’s death, this edition was referred to by Whitman as his “big book… essentially the book, irrespective of expensive binding: it has portraits, notes, title page—all the guarantees of my personality: it is as clearly the book as anything could make it.” Whitman also called it his “pet edition” going “straight from my hands into the hands of the reader: from my heart to your heart…” In addition to being a close friend of Whitman, Horace Traubel, who presented this copy, served as his literary executor and biographer; he is considered one of the leading forces in insuring Whitman’s stature as a great American poet. Interior generally fine, text block and inner paper hinges expertly reinforced, light wear to extremities of original binding. An extremely good copy. “Shut not your doors to me proud libraries, For that which was lacking on all your well-fill’d shelves, yet needed most, I bring"

LITERATURE 34 35EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. May-Day and Other Pieces. Boston, 1867. Octavo, original publisher’s gilt-decorated white cloth gift binding. $11,500 First edition, one of only 100 copies in publisher’s white cloth presentation binding, inscribed by Emerson to British freethinker, author and social reformer Charles Bray: “To Charles Bray, Esq. from R.W. Emerson, May 1867.” Of the 2000 copies printed, only 100 were bound in the present white cloth, “apparently a special presentation binding for Emerson’s friends” (Myerson). Recipient Charles Bray (1811-84) was the son of a wealthy ribbon manufacturer. “Bray was an early supporter of national undenominational education and, following his father’s example of founding schools on the Wilderspin system, helped found a mechanics’ institution in Coventry in 1835 with the money gained by his taking over the family business following his father’s death that year” (ODNB). The Brays’ home was a haven for people who held and debated radical views, such as Emerson. Slight soiling to boards, toning to spine, near-fine. Most scarce and desirable inscribed by Emerson in the month of May to a fellow philosopher. Inscribed By Emerson To A Fellow Philosopher And Author “This Was My First Intellectual Contact With The Theory Of Nonviolent Resistance” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) 36THOREAU, Henry David. A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers. Boston, 1866. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. $3000 First edition, first printing, containing the first book appearance of Thoreau’s widely influential essay “Civil Disobedience.” One of only 1500 copies printed. In the summer of 1846, tax collector Samuel Staples arrested Thoreau for his refusal to pay the poll tax. The townspeople were so curious about Thoreau’s refusal and imprisonment that he felt compelled to explain his actions in a public lecture in January 1848. Thoreau’s idea of passive but firm resistance to government has had a profound influence on countless revolutionaries and reformers, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. among them. Many of the other essays and speeches in Yankee in Canada express Thoreau’s increasingly strong support for the abolitionist cause. Very mild scattered foxing, expert repairs to text block and inner hinges, cloth with a bit of wear to spine extremities and light soiling. An extremely good copy.