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AN EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN RARITY: JEFFERSON'S PERSONAL COPY OF DE PRADT'S EUROPE, PRESENTED TO JEFFERSON BY THE TRANSLATOR, HIS FRIEND GEORGE ALEXANDER OTIS

(JEFFERSON, Thomas) DE PRADT, (Dominique-Dufour) OTIS, George Alexander, translator. Europe after the Congress of Aix-La-Chapelle [Jefferson's copy]. Philadelphia, 1820.

Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of the first edition in English of De Pradt's Europe, presented to him by the translator, George Alexander Otis. A most rare and remarkable volume from President Jefferson's working library, containing Jefferson's characteristic and distinctive ownership marks (at signatures "I" and "T"), and with the ownership signature of his grandson Benjamin F. Randolph, son of Jefferson's daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph. A most desirable presidential association copy in unrestored contemporary binding. Offered together with a fascinating 1820 John Adams letter expressing gratitude to Otis for sending his translation of De Pradt's Europe, lauding the elegance and accuracy of the translation, and arguing for a friendly yet isolationist stance toward Europe and its affairs, written in a secretarial hand and boldly signed by Adams. $125,000.

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“THE BIBLE OF CHRISTMAS”

DICKENS, Charles. The Christmas Books. London, 1843-48. Together, five volumes.

First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books—chief among them a first issue of his immortal Christmas Carol, the veritable "Bible of Christmas"—illustrated with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer, all books in the original gilt-decorated cloth. A lovely set. $28,000.

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"YO EL REY… YO LA REYNA"

FERDINAND AND ISABELLA . Manuscript document signed. Zaragoza, September 15, 1492.

Official manuscript document from 1492 signed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain just one month before Columbus sighted and landed in the New World, framed with an image based on John Vanderlyn's "The Landing of Columbus," now in the Rotunda of the Capitol building in Washington. $25,000.

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RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN 1785

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Manuscript document signed. Philadelphia, November 23, 1785.

Exceptional original manuscript document in a secretarial hand, a deed conveying a "lot of ground in the City of Philadelphia whereon the old Gaol and Workhouse lately stood" to one Martin Baish, "for the price or sum of One Thousand Pounds lawful silver Money of Pennsylvania, he being the best and highest Bidder." $22,500.

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LARGE FOLIO ANTIPHONAL, 1600, WITH MANY LOVELY HISTORIATED INITIALS IN PERIOD BINDING

ANTIPHONAL. Spanish antiphonal. Spain, 1600.

Very striking example of Spanish Church antiphonal, penned in 1600 during the Bishopric of Don Francisco de Reynoso in the city of Cordova for use in the church in the town of Cabra. In original binding retaining metal furniture, with historiated initials and musical staves and text on 199 vellum leaves. $21,000.

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FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF HENNEPIN’S NEW DISCOVERY, 1698

HENNEPIN, Father Louis. A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. London, 1698.

First edition in English of Hennepin's two important accounts (in three parts) of his American exploration, with additional engraved title page, two large folding maps and six folding copper-engraved plates, including the first view of Niagara Falls. Jefferson owned copies of Hennepin's works, and his maps influenced the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. $20,000.

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“THEY WILL WONDERFULLY MEND THE WORLD”

SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. London, 1726. Two volumes.

First edition, scarce second issue (Teerink "AA") of Swift's classic satire—"at once a favorite book of children and a summary of bitter scorn for mankind"—with engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, six plates (four maps and two plans), as well as numerous woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, in beautifully restored contemporary calf covers. $19,800.

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PRESENTATION COPY OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON'S DEFENSE OF HIS ACTIONS IN COLOMBIA, INSCRIBED TO AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL SUPPORTER

HARRISON, William Henry. Remarks of General Harrison. Washington, 1830.

First edition, presentation copy, of General (later President) William Henry Harrison's defense of his actions while serving as American ambassador to the Republic of Colombia in 1829, inscribed and signed by Harrison to an important political supporter, J.S. Skinner of Baltimore: “Mr. Skinner Postmaster [Bal]timore with the respects of W.H. Harri[son].” Harrison autographs are scare, and presentation copies of his few published writings are quite rare. To our knowledge only one other presentation copy has ever been offered for sale. $19,500.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S THE WINNING OF THE WEST, WITH FINE MANUSCRIPT LEAF

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Winning of the West. New York and London, 1900. Four volumes.

Splendid Daniel Boone edition of Roosevelt's copiously illustrated historical masterwork, number 198 of only 200 finely bound copies with an original manuscript leaf tipped in from Roosevelt's account of the fate of different European nations in the New World. $18,500.

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SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK: AN ORIGINAL LARGE DRAWING OF MAX AND A WILD THING

SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing signed. No place, no date.

Original large pencil drawing of Max, dressed in his monster suit, playing with the wild thing “Moishe” from Where the Wild Things Are, signed by Sendak. $18,500.

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“AFTER HAVING UNDERGONE A GREAT DEAL OF RIDICULE… WE WERE AT LENGTH CAST ADRIFT IN THE OPEN OCEAN”

BLIGH, William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty. London, 1790.

First edition of Bligh's gripping account of "one of the most heroic sea voyages ever made," with folding plan of the H.M.S. Bounty and three charts (two folding). $17,500.

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THE FIRST RUSSIAN CIRCUMNAVIGATION

KRUZENSHTERN, Ivan. Voyage Round the World. London, 1813. Two volumes in one.

First edition in English of Kruzenshtern's chronicle of the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe, with folding map and two hand-colored aquatint frontispieces. Handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $17,500.

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INSCRIBED BY EMERSON TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND LONGTIME ADVISER

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays: Second Series. Boston, 1844.

First edition, presentation copy, of the second series of Emerson's essays including such important works as "Experience," "The Poet," and "Nature," usual mixed first and second printing but composed almost entirely of first printing sheets, inscribed in the year of publication to his close friend and trusted adviser: "Abel Adams from his friend, R.W.E. 15 October, 1844." $17,500.

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"THE WORK OF ONE MAN AND A COMPLETELY NEW DEPARTURE"

PAVLOV, I.P. Lectures on the Work of the Principal Digestive Glands [in Russian]. Moscow, 1897.

First edition of Pavlov's groundbreaking work, with far-ranging implications in the fields of both physiology and psychology, substantially responsible for him being awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology in 1904. $16,800.

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“AN EXTRAORDINARY RICHNESS OF COLOR”

PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences. London, 1819. Three volumes.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the design and history of eight royal residences, with 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after the works of Charles Wild, James Stephanoff and others, beautifully bound. $16,500.

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“AN EPIC STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL STATE OF THE NATION DURING THE DECADES OF THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT”

DRAKE, Daniel. A Treatise on the Diseases of North America. Cincinnati and Philadelphia, 1850-54. Two volumes.

First edition, presentation copy, of Drake's groundbreaking study of North American diseases, with 19 maps (one folding) and numerous in-text tables, inscribed on the title page of Volume I in the year of publication to his friend Dr. Alfred Stille, a leading Philadelphia doctor known for his work differentiating typhus and typhoid fever and his landmark text on pathology: "To Dr. Alfred Stille with the regards of his friend, Cincin[nati]. May 11th, 1850, Dan Drake," and with an additional pencil inscription on the dedication leaf reading: "To Dr. Stille with the respects of the author." Complete two-volume sets of this work are quite rare, particularly in contemporary calf. $16,500.

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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, April 7, 1864.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Randolph Monteith as Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery, countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully framed. $16,500.

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

MARTIN, George R.R. A Song of Ice and Fire (i.e., Game of Thrones: Set of 5 novels). Burton, Michigan, 2006-15. Ten volumes.

Richly illustrated signed limited editions of the first five novels in "A Song of Ice and Fire"—"one of the best fantasy series ever written"—each number 56 of 500 numbered copies boldly signed on the limitation page by George R.R. Martin and by its illustrator. $16,000.

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“A SUPREME NOVELIST IN AN AGE OF GREAT NOVELISTS”

ELIOT, George. Collection of 12 first editions, uniformly bound. London, 1858-84. Thirty volumes.

Beautiful set of Eliot first editions, comprising all of her major works, including the scarce Scenes of Clerical Life (1858), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871) and Mill on the Floss (1860), with a first edition of her husband's George Eliot's Life, beautifully bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt by Birdsall. $16,000.

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"PURCHASE ALL THE GOOD RIFLES YOU CAN MEET WITH"

WAYNE, Anthony. Autograph letter signed. Philadelphia, February 24, 1776.

Exceptional February 1776 autograph signed letter from "Mad" Anthony Wayne to Captain John Lacey, ordering that Lacey—his longtime adversary—recruit men and round up enlistees in Bucks County; arrange for a commissioned officer to train those men at Darby; and purchase good rifles in preparation for marching toward New York in the build up for the Battle of Trois-Rivières. $15,500.

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“IT IS ALMOST INCREDIBLE FOR ANY BODY TO BELIEVE IN WHAT STATE AND POMP THESE PRINCES LIVE, AND WITH WHAT GOOD ORDERS THEIR PEOPLE ARE GOVERNED”

(CHINA) NIEUHOFF, John. An Embassy from the East-India Company… To the Emperor of China. London, 1673.

Second edition in English, splendidly illustrated with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, double-page engraved map, 18 full-page folio copper-engraved plates (including one double-page plan) and 94 in-text copper engravings. $15,000.

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“IN MEMORY OF THE LANDING OF THE FATHERS AT PLYMOUTH”

ADAMS, John. Autograph letter. WITH: Oration Delivered at Plymouth. Boston, 1802.

Autograph letter by John Adams, penned by him shortly after his tenure as America’s second President and dated December 22, 1802, expressing regret at being unable to attend “the Anniversary dinner in memory of the landing of the Fathers and Plymouth” at which his son John Quincy was speaking, tipped into a first edition copy in original uncut wrappers of the Oration delivered by John Quincy at the event. $15,000.

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"MENACED BY A BRISTLING WALL OF ICE-AXES AND ALPENSTOCKS"

TWAIN, Mark. Tramp Abroad. Hartford, Connecticut and London, 1880.

First edition of Twain's wonderful account of his walking trip through the Black Forest and the Alps, profusely illustrated, with a tipped-in autograph manuscript leaf from the work in Twain's hand. $13,500.

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"AN ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THE FIRST CLASS"

LA ROCHEFOUCAULT-LIANCOURT, (Francois Alexandre). Travels Through the United States of North America. London, 1799. Two volumes.

First edition in English of "an original source of the first class for American history at the close of the 18th century" (Larned), with three engraved folding maps of North America and six folding tables. A desirable copy in handsome contemporary calf. $12,500.

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LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING TRUMAN HOLDING UP THE ICONIC ISSUE OF THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE BEARING THE HEADLINE "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN," WARMLY INSCRIBED BY TRUMAN

TRUMAN, Harry. Photograph inscribed. No place, August 12, 1956.

Large photographic print showing Truman smiling and holding up the famous issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune in which his loss to Dewey was erroneously predicted based on incomplete returns, inscribed: "To Courteney Darber with happy memories! 8/12/56 Harry Truman." $12,500.

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STUNNING COLLECTION OF 69 EXHIBITION-SIZE 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF EGYPTIAN TEMPLES AND MONUMENTS

SEBAH, J. Pascal, DITTRICH, P., PERIDIS, Pappa, and BECHARD, H. Collection of 69 Photographs. Cairo, circa 1880.

69 Striking exhibition-size photographs, circa 1880-1890, of Egyptian temples and monuments, by J. Pascal Sebah and other pioneering photographers in the early trade in images of Egyptian antiquities, including photographs from many of the most iconic temples and locations in Egypt, including the Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir-el-Bahri, the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, the Temple of Amon at Luxor and the Great Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel. $12,000.

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“THE UNDISPUTED BIBLE OF ECONOMIC DOCTRINE”

MILL, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy. London, 1848. Two volumes.

First edition of Mill's important and influential work on political economy, "the undisputed bible of economic doctrine" (Roll, 353), a beautiful copy in original cloth. $12,000.

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"NONE HAVE SURPASSED HIM"

REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings. New York, 1897.

Signed limited first edition of Remington’s works, number 231 of only 250 copies, signed in pencil by Remington and in ink by R.H. Russell on the mounted limitation label, with 61 splendid full-page halftones of sketches, finished drawings and paintings. $11,800.

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY DISNEY

(DISNEY, Walt) FEILD, Robert D. The Art of Walt Disney. New York, 1942.

First edition of this early evaluation of Disney’s art and “culture”—“presumed to lie outside the range of legitimate art criticism”— with 237 images on 59 plates (many in color) showing the development of Disney’s technique and style. Presentation/association copy inscribed by Walt Disney on the dedication page to a long-term Disney employee, “To Carl Nater with all best, Walt Disney.” $11,000.

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

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

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

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“FUTURE TRAVELERS WILL DO WELL NOT TO THINK THAT THEY ARE SETTING OUT UPON A MERE PROMENADE”

(AFRICA) BURTON, Richard F. Lake Regions of Central Africa. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of Burton's account of his journey to Lake Tanganyika, with folding map, 12 full-page tinted plates and additional in-text woodcuts. A very desirable copy in the rare first-issue plum cloth. A lovely copy. $10,500.

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NISHIKAWA, Joken. Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries. No place, 1708. Five volumes bound as one.

First edition of this early description of Japanese knowledge of the West, illustrated with some of the earliest Japanese images of Indians, the Dutch, Western ships, a map of the known world including the Americas (with California labeled as both an island and part of the continent), and a detailed map of China. $9800.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”: 1727 OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE, WITH CONTEMPORARY BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, ILLUSTRATED WITH 260 ENGRAVINGS BY JOHN STURT AND SIX FOLDING MAPS, IN HANDSOME FULL CONTEMPORARY “COTTAGE ROOF” BINDING

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1727. Two volumes.

Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with six folding maps of “sacred geography” and 260 fine engravings by John Sturt “from designs of the greatest masters,” beautifully bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer, concordances and metrical psalter in a stunning elaborate morocco binding gilt-tooled in a “cottage roof” design. $9200.

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“THE MOST IMPORTANT TEXT EDWARDS WROTE IN THE STOCKBRIDGE YEARS, AND THE ONE OFTEN USED TO MARK HIS PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS”

EDWARDS, Jonathan. Careful and Strict Enquiry into… Freedom of Will. Boston, 1754.

Rare first edition of the famous 18th-century American theologian's treatise arguing for the centrality of freedom of will. $9200.

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WITH 24 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS

(FRANCE) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) SAUVAN, [Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar]. Picturesque Tour of the Seine. London, 1821. First edition of this lovely tour of the Seine from Paris to Havre de Grace, with hand-colored vignette title page and 24 beautiful folio aquatint views of the river and surrounding countryside after drawings by Augustus Charles Pugin and John Gendall, very finely and vividly hand-colored. $8800.

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“GREETINGS TO YOU… FROM MR. WILLY WONKA!”

DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. New York, 1964.

First edition, first issue, of Dahl's deliciously delightful tale of magic and morality, with numerous in-text illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, in elaborate pictorial morocco clamshell box. $8500.

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"HIS THEORIES UNDERLAY THE THINKING WHICH LED UP TO THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTIONS… THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IN PARTICULAR IS A LASTING TRIBUTE TO THE PRINCIPLES HE ADVOCATED" (PMM)

MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat. De L'Esprit Des Loix. Geneva [i.e., Paris], 1749. Two volumes.

Second edition—first French edition, published one year after the Geneva first—of Montesquieu's influential masterpiece. $8500.

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“IN THE PRIMITIVE AGES OF THE WORLD… THERE WAS NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS BARTER

(ANDERSON, Adam). Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce. London, 1764. Two volumes.

First edition of this important authoritative history of commerce, with a global authority that includes a focus on Britain’s acquisition of “new American markets,” as well as the greater consequences of “the very extraordinary actions of the year 1720” when the South Sea Bubble burst (Sabin), complete with three large folding maps, handsome in contemporary calf. $8500.

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MUIRHEAD BONE’S 120 LARGE FOLIO ILLUSTRATIONS OF OLD SPAIN, SIGNED BY BONE AND HIS WIFE

BONE, Muirhead. Old Spain. London, 1936. Together, three volumes.

Signed limited first edition of this monumental collection of Spanish landscapes, cityscapes and interiors, number 24 of only 265 sets, with 120 large full-page illustrations in various media (three double-page, many in color) by Muirhead Bone and descriptions by Gertrude Bone, signed by both, with the additional portfolio of two original drypoint etchings, each signed by Muirhead Bone. With a presentation inscription from artist W. Russell Flint and two related signed autograph letters, one from Muirhead to Flint and one from Mary Bone to John Moore, the recipient of this copy. $8500.

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“ANSEL ADAMS HAD A GREATER IMPACT UPON CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY THAN ANY OTHER PERSON IN THIS CENTURY”

ADAMS, Ansel. Images 1923-1974. Boston, 1974.

Signed limited first edition, number 387 of 1000 copies, of Adams’ award-winning “ideal book, comprising his personal choice of pictures,” containing 115 superb photolithographs of images personally selected by Adams, this scarce deluxe edition issued with the accompanying exhibition-size mounted gelatin silver print, “Fern Spring, Dusk,” signed by Adams in pencil on the mount. $8500.

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SPLENDIDLY BOUND COLLECTION OF POE'S WORKS IN STUNNING ART NOUVEAU VELLUM BINDINGS

POE, Edgar Allan. Works. Chicago, 1894-1895. Ten volumes.

Limited large-paper edition of Poe's complete works, with only 250 sets printed for America, this set unnumbered, out of series. illustrated with 19 full-page engravings by Albert Edward Sterner and with 10 portraits of Poe, in elaborate publisher's vellum-gilt. $8500.

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“I BELIEVE IN THE EQUALITY OF MAN; AND I BELIEVE THAT RELIGIOUS DUTIES CONSIST OF DOING JUSTICE, LOVING MERCY, AND ENDEAVORING TO MAKE OUR FELLOW CREATURES HAPPY”

PAINE, Thomas. Age of Reason. New-York, 1794.

First American edition of Paine's landmark Age of Reason, "his great work of this period" (ANB). This very scarce and important 1794 New York edition was "the first edition printed in our country" (Gimbel-Yale), copyrighted and published only a few months after the Paris and London first editions; all early editions in English are highly desirable. $7500.

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"BOVARY C’EST MOI"

FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Paris, 1857. Two volumes.

Rare first edition, first issue in book form, of Flaubert’s literary masterpiece, "the definitive model of the novel" (Émile Zola) and the work that "ushered the age of realism into modern European literature," finely bound in morocco-gilt by Creuzevault with the exceptionally rare original wrappers bound in. $7500.

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SIGNED BY MATISSE

JOYCE, James and MATISSE, Henri. Ulysses. New York, 1935.

First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 1436 of 1500 copies signed by Matisse, with 26 illustrations by him, one of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. $7500.

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"IT WAS SO MUCH TO KNOW, THAT TWENTY-FOUR LITTLE HOURS WOULD RESTORE TO MY EMBRACE, MY OLD, WORN, EXILED BROTHER"

BARTON, Clara. Autograph letter signed. Flying Hospital Army Corps [Aiken's Landing, Virginia], 1864.

Fascinating Civil War signed autograph letter written entirely in Clara Barton's hand warmly expressing her gratitude to Major General Benjamin F. Butler for his decision to take her ill brother, imprisoned behind enemy lines, into his own regiment to allow a transfer to Barton's nursing care. $7500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE ETHICS OF LIBERTY, INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY MURRAY ROTHBARD

ROTHBARD, Murray. Ethics of Liberty. Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 1982.

First edition of Rothbard's "second magnum opus… a pillar of the Rothbardian system" in its bold pursuit of principles introduced in Man, Economy and State, inscribed in the year of publication by Rothbard, the father of libertarianism: "To L— & L— F— Warmest regards to two genuine and uncompromising radical (i.e. genuine) libertarians. Murray Rothbard." $7200.

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“TO SEEK THE TRUE, TO GLAD THE HEART, SUCH IS OF LIFE THE HIGHER LAW”

[BURTON, Richard F.]. The Kasidah. London, 1880.

Very rare first edition, first issue, of this distillation of Sufi thought, generally considered to have been written by Burton, rather than just translated by him, as claimed on the title page. Penzer speculates that the entire first edition, including first and second issues, did not exceed 200 copies. "Very few of these copies were sold, and the remainder were returned to Burton" (Penzer). Desirable in the original yellow wrappers. $6800.

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SIGNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Typed essay excerpt signed. No place, no date.

Typed excerpt from a 1900 article by Theodore Roosevelt called "The American Boy," signed by Roosevelt, handsomely matted and framed with a photographic print of Roosevelt taken by acclaimed photographer Pirie MacDonald. $6800.

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“SO WE BEAT ON, BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT, BORNE BACK CEASELESSLY INTO THE PAST”

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction, Fitzgerald's haunting tale of "empty elegance and impossible love" in the Jazz Age (Julie Bosman) and one of America's greatest novels. $6800.

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FIRST EDITION OF APPEAL IN FAVOR OF… AMERICANS CALLED AFRICANS, INSCRIBED BY LYDIA MARIA CHILD

(SLAVERY) CHILD, Mrs. [Lydia Maria]. Appeal in Favor of… Americans Called Africans. Boston, 1833.

First edition of the revolutionary 1833 antislavery work that made abolitionist Lydia Maria Child "one of the first Americans to speak out against the institution of slavery," an especially distinctive copy inscribed by her, "To The Rev. Doctor Sharp. With the best respect of The Author. " Complete with three steel engravings, including the iconic frontispiece of an enslaved woman, the full-page engraving of slave manacles and torture devices, and the full-page engraving of Mungo Park and African woman. $6500.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF BAKST, 1927, ONE OF ONLY 600 COPIES WITH 20 PLATES HAND-COLORED IN POCHOIR AT THE ATELIER OF DANIEL JACOMET

BAKST, Leon. Bakst. New York, 1927.

Limited first edition of this work on Bakst, one of 600 copies, with 20 photo-type plates of costumes exquisitely hand-colored en pochoir at the atelier of Daniel Jacomet (the leading exponent of pochoir printing at the time), five mounted color-printed plates, and five black-and-white plates, and also featuring four important essays on Bakst. $6200.

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HAYEK'S CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY, INSCRIBED BY HIM

HAYEK, Friedrich A. Constitution of Liberty. Chicago, 1971.

First edition, fourth printing of Nobel laureate Hayek's groundbreaking work on monetary theory and economic fluctuation, inscribed, "To Bill Eager III with best wishes F.A. Hayek. 12/22/77." $6000.

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"A COMPREHENSIVE AND WIDE-RANGING VIEW INTO AMERICAN BREWING IN 1901"

WAHL, Robert; HENIUS, Max. American Handy-Book of the Brewing, Malting and Auxiliary Trades. Chicago, 1901.

First edition of this scarce guide to brewing by the founders of the Wahl-Henius Institute of Fermentology in Chicago. Considered one of the two most important pre-prohibition texts on beer and brewing from that time due to its encyclopedic scope and numerous detailed wood-engraved illustrations. A desirable copy in nicely restored original wallet-flap morocco binding. $5800.

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SIGNED BY MALCOLM X

(MALCOLM X) HALEY, Alex. Carbon typescript signed. No place, circa 1962.

Rare carbon typescript page with Alex Haley's transcription of a 1962 Playboy interview with Malcolm X, sent to Malcolm X for his review, signed in the bottom margin as confirmation of the interview's accuracy by Malcolm X. $5500.

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S OWN COPY WITH HIS OWNER SIGNATURE, LATER BELONGING TO PREEMINENT ROOSEVELT COLLECTOR DONALD S. CARMICHAEL

HEDGES, F.A. Mitchell. Battles with Giant Fish. London, 1939.

First edition, fifth printing, of this collection of tales about high-stakes angling in exotic locales. From the library of President Roosevelt, a known fishing enthusiast, signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park 1941," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $5500.

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“HUMAN LIFE… SOMEHOW LARGER AND BRIGHTER THAN THE REALITY”

DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London, 1838-1839. Twenty parts in nineteen.

First edition, mixed issue, in original parts of one of Dickens' most popular works, illustrated with 39 engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). $5500.

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"PLAYED A PART IN THE INDICTMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, IN THE COMING OF THE REVOLUTION, AND IN THE CREATION OF A CONSTITUTION WITH A BILL OF RIGHTS": TRENCHARD'S LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ARGUMENT AGAINST A STANDING ARMY, 1697

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (TRENCHARD, John). Letter From the Author of the Argument Against a Standing Army. London, 1697.

First edition of British radical John Trenchard's influential warning against standing armies, ranking them with absolutism—"capable of destroying all right, law and liberty that stood in their way"—pivotal in turning America toward revolution with Trenchard's writings regularly "quoted in every colonial newspaper from Boston to Savannah." $5500.

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"I AM IN HOPES THAT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR WILL BRING WITH IT A PERMANENT CLOSE TO THE REBELLION"

(CIVIL WAR) WILLSON, George. Civil War diary. Alstead, New Hampshire, 1863-65. Three volumes.

Interesting Civil War diary written in pen and pencil from 1862 to 1864 by a soldier in the 9th New Hampshire volunteers, tracing his service from enlistment in 1863 to the summer of 1865, offering glimpses of many of the major battles of the war including the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Appomattox, and noting important historical events including the assassination of President Lincoln. $5500.

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URRY’S 1721 ILLUSTRATED FOLIO EDITION OF CHAUCER, IN CONTEMPORARY CALF BOARDS

CHAUCER, Geoffrey (URRY, John, editor). The Works. London, 1721.

First edition of Urry's folio edition of Chaucer's works, the first collected Chaucer in the easier-to-read Roman typeface, with three previously unpublished tales, beautifully illustrated with fine copper-engraved portraits, one of Chaucer by Vertue and one of Urry by Pigue, as well as a handsome title page vignette and numerous in-text copper engravings of the various Canterbury pilgrims. A handsome copy. $5200.

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“ONE OF THE BEST ILLUSTRATED ENGLISH TRAVELS ON CHINA”

(CHINA) BARROW, John. Travels in China. London, 1804.

First edition of this early attempt to "show the extraordinary Chinese people as they really are," with five full-page hand-colored aquatints (including frontispiece) and three engraved plates (two double-page) by William Alexander. $4500.

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A VOYAGE UP THE MEDITERRANEAN, WITH 42 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS

(MEDITERRANEAN) (MIDEAST) (NAPOLEONIC WARS) WILLYAMS, Cooper. A Voyage up the Mediterranean. London, 1802.

First edition of this "intelligent and useful" narrative of the Mideast, quarto issue, "a finely produced book" with engraved dedication page and 42 splendid finely hand-colored aquatint plates, including a double-page folding map of the Mediterranean with insets and a full-page "Plan of the Battle of the Nile," along with wonderful views of Alexandria, Gibraltar, the Rock of Scylla, Venice and more, attractively bound. $4500.

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WITH AN AUTOGRAPH NOTE AND AN ORIGINAL DRAWING LAIN IN

(DULAC, Edmund) QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales. New York and London, 1910.

Limited first American edition, number 150 of only 150 copies for sale in the United States, with 30 beautiful mounted color plates, handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe/Zaehnsdorf. This copy with an autograph postcard initialed by Dulac and an original pencil drawing possibly by Dulac laid in. $4200.

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"TO JUSTICE DOUGLAS, WITH GREATEST RESPECT": PAPERS ON THE WAR, INSCRIBED BY DANIEL ELLSBERG TO SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS

(DOUGLAS, William O.) ELLSBERG, Daniel. Papers on the War. New York, 1972.

First edition of the signal work that further established Ellsberg "as one of our most refined analysts of that awful war," inscribed by him, "To Justice Douglas, With greatest respect, Dan Ellsberg," published the same year Justice Douglas, a fierce defender of free speech, issued the landmark stay in the trial of Ellsberg and co-defendant Anthony Russo—"the first trial ever to be blocked by a Supreme Court Justice after the jury was sworn in"—an especially important presentation/association copy given Justice Douglas' role in the Supreme Court decision in the Pentagon Papers case, where he noted: "Open debate and discussion of public issues are vital to our National Health." $4000.

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HANDSOME LARGE CALLIGRAPHIC PORTRAIT LITHOGRAPH OF LINCOLN CREATED FROM THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

LINCOLN, Abraham. Emancipation Proclamation. Iowa, 1865.

Original large calligraphic portrait lithograph of Abraham Lincoln created from the text of the Emancipation Proclamation, with portions of the text highlighted to create a portrait of Lincoln clearly visible within the text, designed by W.H. Pratt. $3800.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MICKEY MOUSE BOOK FOR A MASS AUDIENCE, 1931

DISNEY STUDIOS. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Philadelphia, 1931. Beautiful first edition of only the second licensed Mickey Mouse book published—the first to be published for a national audience, and essentially the earliest obtainable Mickey Mouse title. $3200.

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“TO MAKE A POET BLACK, AND BID HIM SING!”: COUNTEE CULLEN’S FIRST BOOK OF VERSE, COLOR

CULLEN, Countee. Color. New York and London, 1925.

First edition, early printing of Cullen's first book of verse, with 73 poems by this "central figure in the Harlem Renaissance," including "Yet Do I Marvel," "Heritage" and "Incident," a wonderful presentation/association copy inscribed to Edward Perry, his close friend and likely lover, "Edward, May these poor rhymes when read by you borrow light from the greater glory of that perfect poem which is our friendship. Sincerely, Countie. New York, June 4, 1927." $3200.

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IRISH SCENERY: HANDSOME ILLUSTRATED SET

(IRELAND) HALL, Samuel Carter and HALL, Anna Maria. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, etc. London, 1841-43. Three volumes.

First edition, with 46 steel-engraved plates of landscapes and scenery, 18 engraved maps of the counties of Ireland, and numerous wood-engraved in-text illustrations, beautifully bound. $3200.

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"NUMBERS AMONG THE GREATEST WORKS OF WORLD LITERATURE"

(TURGENEV, Ivan) TOURGHENIEFF, Ivan. Russian Life. Edinburgh, 1855.

First edition in English of Turgenev's first major work, Russian Life (aka Sportsman's Sketches), first issued in Russian in 1852, the pivotal translation of a groundbreaking masterpiece by the writer who "introduced Russian literature to Europe and America" and would spend most of his life in exile. Uncut and partially unopened in original cloth. $2900.

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"THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE… IS WRONG, THE PLAIN REMEDY LIES IN THE SUBSTITUTION OF INDEPENDENCE FOR DEPENDENCE, EQUALITY FOR SUBJECTION"

(WOMAN SUFFRAGE) HICKOX, George. Legal Disabilities of Married Women. Hartford, 1871.

First edition of the extensively-researched and often blunt 1871 work by attorney George Hickox, a Vice President of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, opposing "crippling legal disabilities" in marriage law and calling for legislation to "sweep away all existing barriers," in fragile original self-wrappers. $2800.

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EXQUISITE MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON IVORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN A JEWEL-ENCRUSTED GILT-FILIGREE FRAME

LINCOLN, Abraham. Portrait on ivory. No place, circa 1860s.

Beautiful watercolor-on-ivory miniature oval portrait of Abraham Lincoln, wonderfully framed in gilt-filigree with inset semi-precious stones. $2800.

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