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SIGNED BY SHACKLETON AND ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION

SHACKLETON, Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic. London: 1909. Together, three volumes.

Rare first edition, Special Limited Large Paper Issue of Shackleton's fascinating account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, number 29 of only 300 copies printed. First and only edition of The Antarctic Book, with the signatures of every member of the shore party, including Shackleton. With 16 mounted color plates, photographic frontispieces, and over 200 additional illustrations, including drawings and photographic plates. Three folding maps and a folding panorama enclosed in the rear pocket of Volume II. $56,000.

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“ONE OF THE GREATEST, MOST NOBLE AND SUBLIME POEMS WHICH EITHER THIS AGE OR NATION HAS PRODUCED”

MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. London, 1669.

First edition, fifth title page, of Milton's poetic masterpiece, his dramatic vision of Satan's expulsion from Heaven and the temptation of Adam and Eve. The excellent Macclesfield copy, with the arms of the Earls of Macclesfield in gilt on the front cover of the morocco binding by Hatton. "Rare" (Wickenheiser). $45,000.

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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE BRIDGE, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY HART CRANE TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND, ARTIST CHARMION VON WIEGAND

CRANE, Hart. Bridge. New York, 1930.

First American edition of Crane’s monumental work, The Bridge, an extraordinary presentation copy with an especially memorable association inscribed by Crane to his close friend, Charmion von Wiegand, a “leading mid-20th-century Geometric Abstract painter,” who was key in aiding Crane’s artistic vision for publication of The Bridge. Crane warmly inscribed this copy in the year of publication with two lines from this work’s “Powhatan’s Daughter”: “For Charmion—Time like a serpent down her shoulder, dark, And space, an eaglet’s wing, laid on her hair. With enduring affection from Hart June ‘30,” scarce in original dust jacket with photogravure of the Brooklyn Bridge from a photograph by Walker Evans. $35,000.

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"I KISSED THEE ERE I KILLED THEE"

SHAKESPEARE. King Lear. Othello. Anthony and Cleopatra. London, 1632.

The complete text of three of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, King Lear, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra, from the rare and important Second Folio, on 43 original leaves, attractively bound in modern half morocco-gilt. $33,000.

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IMPORTANT SECOND APPEARANCE OF SHAKESPEARE’S COLLECTED POEMS, 1709, IN BEAUTIFUL COSWAY BINDING

SHAKESPEARE, William. A Collection of Poems. London, 1709.

Scarce first issue of the second appearance of a collection of Shakespeare's poems, preceded only by the very rare 1640 edition; this is the first collection to include "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece," omitted in the 1640 edition. Splendidly bound by Riviere & Son in a Cosway binding with watercolor miniature portrait of Shakespeare—after the Droeshout portrait of 1622—inset into front cover, as well as a depiction of Venus and Adonis inset into the rear cover, both finely hand-painted on ivory by Miss C.B. Currie, one of the inventors of this style of binding, and protected by glass. $25,000.

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RARE SHIP’S PAPERS SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM SEWARD

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed (ship's papers). Washington, DC, December 7, 1863.

A remarkable ship’s passport signed by President Lincoln and his Secretary of State William Seward, authorizing passage for the ship Martha, "lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean, and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage." A fine signed document dating from the Civil War. $25,000.

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ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER FROM VIRGINIA WOOLF TO HER NEPHEW, QUENTIN BELL, WITH A NUMBER OF SMALL CORRECTIONS PRESUMABLY IN WOOLF'S HAND

WOOLF, Virginia. Typed letter with autograph corrections. London, February 17, 1930.

Wonderful original typed letter from Virginia Woolf—with autograph corrections presumably in her hand—to her nephew, Quentin Bell, concerning her recent experience with illness; the uncomfortable responsibility of selecting manuscripts for the Hogarth Press; visits from various friends and relatives including Helen Anrep, Roger Fry, Vanessa (Nessa) Bell, Vita Sackville-West, and Elizabeth Watson; a difficult newspaper promoters' meeting that Woolf did not plan to attend; Vanessa Bell's artistic success; a call for censorship from Rory Mahoney; Woolf's nervousness about a lecture at the Royal Academy; plans to go to Cassis and an invitation to meet in Paris; a bevy of (occasionally silly) questions for Quentin; and the sunset. $19,500.

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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”

NIEUHOFF, John. Embassy from the East-India Company… To the Emperor of China. London, 1669.

First edition in English, splendidly illustrated with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, double-page engraved map and a double-page plan, 18 full-page folio copper-engraved plates and over 100 in-text copper engravings. $19,000.

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“WITH THE KINDEST REGARDS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE”

LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. London, 1857.

First edition, second issue, of Livingstone's first book, a rare presentation copy inscribed in the month after publication by Livingstone on a tipped-in leaf (as is commonly the case with this work): "Revd. Dr. Miller, with the kindest regards of David Livingstone, London 2nd Novr. 1857." Richly illustrated with folding wood-engraved frontispiece and 24 wood-engraved plates, numerous in-text woodcuts, two folding maps with Livingstone's routes hand-colored, and folding elevation chart of South Central Africa, attractively bound. $17,500.

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“TRUST IN THE LORD AND DO GOOD”

STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Boston and Cleveland, 1852. Two volumes. First edition, first issue, of this enormously influential novel, in original cloth binding. Laid-in is a small card inscribed by Stowe: "Trust in the Lord / and / Do good / Harriet Beecher Stowe / Sept. 18, 1891." $16,500.

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"A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS"

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume in contemporary gilt-stamped calf boards. $15,000.

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“A BIBLE OF ITS KIND”

(ARABIAN PENINSULA) DOUGHTY, Charles M. Travels in Arabia Deserta. Cambridge, 1888. Two volumes.

First edition of this classic of Arabian travel, illustrated with numerous plates, maps and in-text wood engravings, and folding map printed in color laid into a pocket at the rear of Volume I, as issued. Very hard to find in such nice condition in the original cloth, and with an intriguing provenance, from the library of British Arabist, colonial agent and diplomat Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles. $13,500.

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TRUE FIRST EDITION OF PLATH’S ONLY NOVEL THE BELL JAR

(PLATH, Sylvia) LUCAS, Victoria. The Bell Jar. London, 1963.

First edition of Sylvia Plath's only novel, published pseudonymously only one month before her death, her powerful exploration of a brilliant yet fragile mind, in very scarce original dust jacket. $13,000.

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“THE VICTOR BELONGS TO THE SPOILS”

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned. New York, 1922.

First edition, third issue (published just one month after the first), of Fitzgerald's scarce second novel, signed by him. Donated to North Carolina's Lanier Library by the author and bearing a library bookplate noting the gift. $12,500.

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“FOR SHE WAS THE MAKER OF THE SONG SHE SANG”

STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order. New York, 1935.

Signed limited first edition of the rare second book by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Wallace Stevens—"no poet gives us more to think about or greater reward for thinking"—one of only ten review copies (of 165 total), an exceptional copy in fragile original wrappers. The copy of Stanley Burnshaw, the New Masses magazine critic and the author of a notoriously negative review of this work, featuring his pencil owner signature. $12,500.

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“THE UNFOLDING OF A MIND OF GENIUS IN DIALOGUE WITH ITSELF”

MONTAIGNE. Essayes Written in French. London, 1613.

Second edition in English of Montaigne's seminal masterpiece, with the important Elizabethan translation of John Florio used by Shakespeare as a source for The Tempest (circa 1611), from the library of noted British poet Peter Scuphaman, co-founder of Mandeville Press. $12,500.

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FIRST EDITION OF PEARL BUCK’S CLASSIC, THE GOOD EARTH, IN RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

BUCK, Pearl S. The Good Earth. New York, 1931.

First edition, first issue, of Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a Chinese farmer's sorrows and joys during the reign of the country's last emperor. An exceptional copy in scarce original dust jacket. $12,000.

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THE WRITINGS OF OSCAR WILDE, LARGE-PAPER LIMITED EDITION

WILDE, Oscar. Writings. New York, 1925. Twelve volumes.

Lovely large-paper limited edition set, number 278 of only 575 copies, of Wilde’s works, handsomely bound by Whitman Bennett with gilt Art Nouveau lilies—Wilde’s signature flower—decorating the spines. A beautiful set. $9800.

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HERMANN HESSE'S SIDDHARTHA, RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY HENRY MILLER TO HIS MUSE AND SECOND WIFE JUNE

(MILLER, Henry) HESSE, Hermann. Siddhartha. New York, 1951.

First trade edition in English, second issue, of Hesse's lyric novel based on the early life of Buddha, an extraordinary association copy inscribed by Henry Miller to his second wife, the often mysterious figure who inspired many of his novels, "For June, to read in moments of despair. Henry 10/16/56." Miller was famously credited by the publisher as key to the publication of Siddhartha in English. $9800.

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"UNFORGIVABLY WITTY"

(MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat). Persian Letters. London, 1722. Two volumes.

First edition in English of the Baron Montesquieu's first book, a delicious satire on European institutions, literature and social mores that is a collection of imaginary letters by two Persians who visit Paris, the Macclesfield copy with armorial bookplates and embossed blind stamps, a handsome copy in contemporary calf. $9800.

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"WE ARE ALL NATURALLY VERY ANXIOUS TO PUBLISH YOUR FATHER'S NEXT BOOK"

WOOLF, Leonard. Three typed letter signed. London, 1938.

Three typed letters signed by Leonard Woolf as head of the Hogarth Press to Sigmund Freud's son Martin concerning the publication of Freud's last major work, Moses and Monotheism. $9500.

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"THERE SEEMS NO REASON WHY THE AVERAGE STUDENT SHOULD NOT REAP THE REWARDS OF SUCCESSFUL STOCK MARKET OPERATION"

SCHABACKER, Richard W. Stock Market Theory and Practice. New York, 1930.

First edition, first printing of Schabacker's first book, his pioneering 1930 volume on the stock market, with 105 illustrations, charts and diagrams, three folding, including folding frontispiece of the financial district, an especially handsome copy in bright original dust jacket. $9200.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’S REVOLT IN THE DESERT

LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. London, 1927.

Limited first edition, number 59 of only 315 large-paper copies, illustrated with 19 plates (11 in color) and a folding map. An excellent, largely unopened copy in the original dust jacket and the very scarce original shipping carton. $8800.

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"MY FAVORITE OF MY OWN BOOKS": FIRST EDITION OF LORD OF LIGHT, INSCRIBED BY ROGER ZELAZNY

ZELAZNY, Roger. Lord of Light. Garden City, 1967.

First edition of the paramount Hugo Award-winning novel by Zelazny—"a storyteller without peer" (George R.R. Martin)— inscribed on the title page, "To Bob S— My favorite of my own books. Roger Zelazny," a splendid copy. $7900.

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SIGNED BY NOBEL LAUREATE FRANCIS CRICK

CRICK, Francis. Packing of Alpha-Helices: Simple Coiled-Coils. Copenhagen, 1953.

Scarce 1953 offprint of Nobel laureate Crick’s seminal paper on the packing of alpha-helices into coiled-coil structures, issued the same year as its appearance in the journal Acta Crystallographica, signed above the title on the first page by Crick, handsomely housed in a custom clamshell box. $7500.

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“THINGS WORTH READING… THINGS WORTH THE WRITING”

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Works of Benjamin Franklin. New York, 1904. Twelve volumes.

“Collector’s Federal Edition” of the scientific essays, public and private correspodence and the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin—the Revolutionary philosopher, scientist and statesman who “snatched the lightning shaft from heaven and the sceptre from tyrants” (A.R.J. Turgot)—one of only 1000 sets and number 182 of 600 of those sets signed and numbered by the publisher, with tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portraits of Franklin on vellum in each volume. $7500.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL ROSE PAINTINGS”

WILLMOTT, Ellen Anne. Genus Rosa. London, 1910-14. Two volumes.

First edition, bound from parts, of “the first great color-printed flower book of the 20th century,” with 132 splendid full-page chromolithographs of roses after watercolors by Alfred Parsons, and with numerous additional black-and-white illustrations. A fine copy. $7500.

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"THE MOST SERIOUS AND THOROUGH EXPLORATION OF MAGELLAN'S STRAIT IN THE 16TH CENTURY"

(STRAIT OF MAGELLAN) SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA, Pedro. Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. Madrid, 1768.

First edition of "the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan's Strait in the 16th century—indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the 19th century" (Parry, The Discovery of South America), printed here for the first time from the manuscript preserved in the Royal Library at Madrid, with three folding engraved plates. $7300.

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"ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT OF ALL POLEMICS": BURKE'S LANDMARK WORK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France. BOUND WITH: Letter from Mr. Burke. London, 1790.

First edition of Burke's important and controversial attack on the French Revolution, the work that precipitated Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, an exceptional volume in contemporary calf. $7200.

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"MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE"

SMITH, Samuel Francis. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Photograph. Englewood, Georgia, October 22, 1890.

Signed autograph letter, dated 1890, from "My Country 'Tis of Thee" lyricist Samuel Francis Smith requesting information about a society and enclosing the autograph transcribed lyrics to his famous composition, also signed, as compensation, with a photographic print of Smith. $7200.

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BYRON'S 1764-66 CIRCUMNAVIGATION, 1769 SPANISH EDITION, WITH FOLDING MAP OF THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN NOT FOUND IN ENGLISH EDITIONS, AND WITH ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE OF THE PATAGONIAN "GIANTS"

BYRON, John. Viage del Comandante Byron alrededor del Mundo. Madrid, 1769.

Second and expanded Spanish edition—issued the same year as the first—of Byron's account of his 1764-66 circumnavigation of the world in the Dolphin, with folding map (measuring 14 by 19 inches) of the Strait of Magellan not present in English editions (hand-colored in outline) and engraved frontispiece depicting the "giants" of Patagonia. This second edition also incorporates the account of Magellan's circumnavigation of 1519-22, completed by Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano after Magellan's death, making him the first captain to complete a circumnavigation, which was not included in the first Spanish edition. $7200.

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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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INSCRIBED BY EGYPTOLOGIST NEWBERRY TO FELLOW EGYPTOLOGIST HOWARD CARTER

(EGYPT) NEWBERRY, Percy. The Life of Rekhmara. Westminster, 1900.

First edition of preeminent Egyptologist Newberry's pioneering work on his excavation of the Theban Necropolis, praised as certain to "shed a flood of light on the nature and methods of internal administration under the Pharaohs of the 18th century. Rekhmara was governor of Thebes and vizier of Upper Egypt in the reigns of Thothmes III and Amenhetop II." This exceptionally important presentation/association copy is inscribed in the year of publication by Newberry to his then assistant, fellow Egyptologist Howard Carter, who would later discover the Tomb of Tutankhamen: "To my old friend Howard Carter. With the author's sincere respect. 10/12/00" [with a flourish]. Containing 22 full-page plates, plans and hieroglyphics, including four folding and two double-page, in scarce original boards. $6800.

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“ITS APPEARANCE FORMED A NEW ERA” IN THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

RICARDO, David. On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. London, 1819.

Second edition of Ricardo's most important work and a milestone of economic theory, containing important revisions and additions to 1817 first edition, including the beginning stage of Ricardo's treatment of the question of machinery, as well as some alterations in his theory of value. $6800.

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"THE MOST CITED POLITICAL THINKER AT THE TIME OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION": FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF MONTESQUIEU’S REFLECTIONS ON… THE ROMANS, 1734—"ONE OF HIS TWO GREAT WORKS"

(MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat). Reflections on the Causes… of the Romans. London, 1734.

First edition in English, issued same year as the French first edition, of Montesquieu's Reflections, also known as Considerations—"a striking first formulation of Montesquieu's treatment of politics in free society… a minor masterpiece"—foreshadowing themes of Spirit of the Laws (1748), a signal influence on Gibbon, de Tocqueville and James Madison, in contemporary calf boards. $6800.

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“THE EXPLANATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS WHICH MATHEMATICS ACCEPTS AS INDEFINABLE”

RUSSELL, Bertrand. The Principles of Mathematics. Vol. I. Cambridge, 1903. First edition of the important first volume (and the only volume published) of Russell's groundbreaking philosophical treatise on mathematics and logic, the foundation for Russell and Whitehead's monumental Principia Mathematica. $6500.

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LORD NELSON'S COPY

(NELSON, Lord Horatio) BAILLIE, Thomas. A Solemn Appeal to the Public, from an Injured Officer, Captain Baillie. London, 1779.

Lord Nelson's copy, with his engraved bookplate and in contemporary morocco-gilt, of this defense of Thomas Baillie, complete with fine mezzotint portrait of Baillie which was issued separately. $6500.

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"THE SUPREME EXPRESSION OF EDWARDS’ PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION"

EDWARDS, Jonathan. Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. Boston, 1746.

First edition of this central work of "The Great Awakening" by one of America's most famous theological figures—"we can hardly understand Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, unless we comprehend" the formative role of the revival and Edwards' pivotal influence (Perry Miller)—most desirable in contemporary paneled sheep boards. $6500.

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“IT WOULD ENSURE HIM A PERMANENT PLACE IN AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY”

BARTRAM, William. Travels through North and South Carolina. London, 1792.

First English edition (published the year after the extremely scarce American first edition) of Bartram's "unrivaled" account of life on the southern frontier, with frontispiece portrait of the chief of the Seminoles, folding map of East Florida and seven engraved botanical and zoological plates (one folding). $6000.

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“ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF WESTERN AMERICANA”

KENDALL, George Wilkins. Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. New York, 1844. Two volumes.

First edition, first issue, of "the best account of the Santa Fe Expedition [and] one of the best campaign narratives ever written," with folding map of Texas and five plates, in original cloth, handsomely housed in a custom clamshell box. $6000.

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“INCOMPARABLY THE FULLEST MODERN BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF NELSON”

(NELSON, Horatio) OMAN, Carola. Nelson. London, 1947.

First edition of Oman's biography, with 13 full-page black-and-white plates, six maps and plans, and folding family tree, in an exquisite full morocco-gilt Cosway-style binding with a hand-painted portrait of Nelson inset into the front cover behind glass, handsomely executed by Bayntun. $5500.

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“HIS BODY WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND WELL PROPORTION’D;HIS MIND BRISK AND ACTIVE; HIS COURAGE WONDERFUL…”:BUDGE’S LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT,ONE OF ONLY 250 LARGE-PAPER COPIES

(ALEXANDER THE GREAT) BUDGE, E.A. Wallis. The Life and Exploits of Alexander the Great. London, 1896. Two volumes.

First edition, number 163 of only 250 large-paper copies, of Budge's translations of several key Christian Ethiopian accounts of Alexander the Great, with frontispiece portrait in Volume II, in publisher's morocco. $5500.

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"THE FIRST GREAT AMERICAN": MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin. London, 1818-19. Six volumes.

Third English octavo edition, preceded by the same year's first quarto and first octavo editions, featuring the first three parts of Franklin's Autobiography as originally written by him, along with one of the first printings in any form of the third part (1731-57) and his grandson's continuation to 1790, also containing Franklin's extensive correspondence and posthumous writings. With engraved frontispiece plates (I, II), folding facsimile of Franklin's handwriting (III), and seven engraved plates (five folding) including folding map of the Gulf Stream (VI). A splendid set, rarely found complete, bound in contemporary calf gilt by White of London. $5200.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY, EACH VOLUME INSCRIBED OR SIGNED BY SUZANNE COLLINS

COLLINS, Suzanne. Hunger Games Trilogy. New York, 2008-10. Together, three volumes.

First edition of the three novels in Collins’ acclaimed Hunger Games Trilogy, with Catching Fire signed on the half title by the author with a stamp of a quill, Mockingjay stamped on the half title at a signing (due to the author’s hand injury) and additionally inscribed, "For Daniel, May the odds be EVER in your favor! Love, Suzanne Collins," and The Hunger Games signed on the half title and with a stamp of a leafy branch. $5200.

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STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY EDMUND DULAC

(DULAC, Edmund) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen. London, 1911.

Signed limited edition, number 178 of 750 copies signed by Dulac, with 28 wonderful mounted color plates, bound in original vellum-gilt. A beautiful copy. $4900.

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"NEVER WAS A BOOK RECEIVED WITH MORE RAPTUROUS ENTHUSIASM THAN THAT WHICH GREETED THE PICKWICK PAPERS"

DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London, 1837. First edition, first issue of one of Dickens' greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour, Buss and Phiz, beautifully bound by Bayntun. $4800.

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"HE IMAGINED THAT THE BLOOD OF THE WHOLE RACE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ATONE FOR THE BLOOD OF HIS FATHER"

[QUINLAN, James Eldridge]. Tom Quick, the Indian Slayer. Monticello, New York, 1851.

First edition of this narrative of frontier murder and retribution begun during the French and Indian War, the first book published on the controversial Tom Quick. Very rare. $4800.

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“HAUNTED FIELDS, AND HAUNTED BROOKS, AND HAUNTED HOUSES”

(RACKHAM, Arthur) IRVING, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Philadelphia, 1928.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 44 of only 375 copies signed by Rackham, featuring eight vibrant color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Rackham. A lovely copy. $4800.

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SIGNED BY JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER—"BOTH THE WONDER AND TERROR OF AMERICAN BUSINESS"

(ROCKEFELLER, John D.). Visit to Mr. John D. Rockefeller. Cleveland, September 26, 1905.

Limited first edition, number 249 of only 425 copies signed by Rockefeller beneath his frontispiece portrait, commemorating a visit by Cleveland leaders to Rockefeller at his Forest Hill home —"the roots of the Rockefeller fortune and dynasty are to be found in Cleveland… he considered Cleveland home." $4700.

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SIGNED PRESENTATION FROM FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE TO WOMEN'S MOVEMENT LEADER AUGUSTE VON LITTROW

(NIGHTINGALE, Florence) MILL, John Stuart. Autobiography. London, 1873.

First edition, second issue (published the same year as the first), of Mill's important autobiography—a fantastic presentation/association copy inscribed and signed by Florence Nightingale on the front flyleaf: "To Frau Auguste von Littrow-Bischoff, her grateful Florence Nightingale, London Nov[em]ber 1873." The recipient Auguste von Littrow was a prominent German-Austrian author and women's movement leader. $4700.

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"THREE TIMES WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD AND THE GREATEST BOXER OF ALL TIMES, AFTER ME THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER": SCARCE 1988 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD ALI WITH HIS SKETCHES OF BOXING RING AND A HEART

ALI, Muhammad. Autograph letter signed. Berrien Springs, Michigan, July 26, 1988.

Scarce July 1988 autograph letter signed by the legendary Muhammad Ali with his original sketches of a boxing ring and a heart: "To Frank from Muhammad Ali, Three times World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World and the Greatest Boxer of all times, After me there will never be another [sketch of boxing ring] P.S. Service for God is the rent I pay for my room in the Hereafter [sketch of a heart with eight radiating lines]." $4500.

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EXTRAORDINARY CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE WITH ITEMS BELONGING TO THREE GENERATIONS OF A PROMINENT CONNECTICUT FAMILY

(CIVIL WAR) TRACY, Ebenezer. Civil War Diary. WITH: Archive. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1862-64.

Wonderful Civil War archives, linking three generations of Bridgeport, Connecticut's prominent Tracy family, including a rare Civil War battlefield diary kept by Ebenezer Tracy, Jr.; an 1863 New Testament passed from father to son to grandson; military discharge papers for Ebenezer Tracy, Jr.; campaign ribbons belonging to Frank Tracy; and several pieces of ephemera. $4500.

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RARE FIRST EDITION OF KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN'S FIRST SEPARATE PUBLICATION

WIGGIN, Kate Douglas, under her maiden name SMITH, Kate Douglas. The Story of Patsy. San Francisco, 1883.

Rare first edition of the author's first book, a fundraising tool for the kindergarten she founded, Silver Street Kindergarten, California's first free kindergarten. $4500.

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RACKHAM’S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(RACKHAM, Arthur) MOORE, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. London, 1931.

Signed limited first edition, number 2 of only 275 copies printed for England (out of a total edition of 550 copies), with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts, signed by Arthur Rackham, a lovely copy in publisher's vellum. $4500.

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WITH 47 FINE FOLIO ENGRAVINGS OF THE BUILDINGS THAT LINE THE GRAND CANAL OF VENICE, 1831

(VENICE) QUADRI, Antonio. Il Canal Grande di Venezia. Venezia, 1831.

Second edition of this wonderful collection of sequential panoramic views of all the buildings and bridges that line the Grand Canal of Venice, with engraved vignette extra title page, engraved map of the course of the Grand Canal, and 47 fine folio engravings by Dionisio Moretti, with commentary by historian Antonio Quadri. $4500.

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“I AM LARGE, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES”

WHITMAN, Walt. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. New York & London, (1902). Ten volumes.

"The Book-Lover's Camden Edition," number 259 of only 500 numbered sets, with 40 striking photogravures and etchings with printed tissue guards, including 22 portraits. $4500.

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“I DREW THESE TIDES OF MEN INTO MY HANDS AND WROTE MY WILL ACROSS THE SKY IN STARS”

LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. London, 1935.

Limited first published edition, number 476 of 750 copies, of Lawrence's famous account of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during World War I, with numerous full-page illustrations, portraits and folding maps. $4200.

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"THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO CREATE A WRITTEN CONSTITUTION"

LOCKE, John. Collection of Several Pieces. London, 1720.

First edition of this important posthumous collection, with the historic "first attempt to create a written constitution" (Streeter II) in Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, "here first 'printed from Mr. Locke's copy, wherein are several amendments made with his own hand'" (Pforzheimer 596). Also containing the first publication of four key essays, including Locke's Elements of Natural Philosophy, with full-page engraving of the Solar System, in contemporary paneled calf. $4200.

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“FOR 160 DAYS WE MARCHED THROUGH THE FOREST, BUSH AND JUNGLE… NOTHING BUT MILES AND MILES, ENDLESS MILES OF FOREST”

STANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa. New York, 1890. Two volumes.

First American edition of this classic 19th-century account of African exploration, with three large folding color maps (in pockets of both volumes), 38 full-page plates and numerous in-text portraits and illustrations. A splendid copy in the publisher's deluxe full morocco bindings. $4000.

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“THE HORROR IS ALWAYS CREDIBLE”

HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World. Garden City, New York, 1932.

Signed limited first American edition, number 77 of only 250 copies signed by the author, of Huxley's "nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science" (DNB). $4000.

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“I HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF DISPLAYINGTHE FLAG OF THE NAVY LEAGUE AT THE POLE”

PEARY, Robert. Typed letter signed. Washington, DC, 1909. Typed letter signed by Robert Peary, dated December 1909, expressing his thanks for the use of a Navy League flag which he relates he flew upon his discovery of the North Pole in February of the same year. Framed with black-and-white photograph of Peary, shown on a shipdeck bundled in animal skins. $3800.

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THE STAND, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING

KING, Stephen. Stand. Garden City, 1978.

First edition of King's Hugo-nominated epic tale of apocalyptic terror, inscribed by him on the title page when he was a featured author at an annual "clue-game" weekend for fans of detective fiction: "For B— With all good wishes on the occasion of the Ides of Mohonk. A pleasure meeting you, and thank you for the kind words. Stephen King, March 17, 1979." $3800.

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MICKEY MANTLE’S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED

MANTLE, Mickey and EPSTEIN, Ben. The Mickey Mantle Story. New York, 1953.

First edition of Mantle's first autobiography, with a Foreword by Casey Stengel and illustrated with 32 pages of early photographs, boldly signed, "To T— K— Best Wishes, Mickey Mantle." $3800.

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INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY KARLOFF

KARLOFF, Boris, editor. And the Darkness Falls. Cleveland and New York, 1946.

First edition of this anthology of horror tales edited by Boris Karloff, inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To —-, with best wishes & many thanks for the flowers, Boris Karloff. July/46." $3700.

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"I WAS SEARCHING AFTER THAT WHICH MANY FAR BEFORE ME IN ALL HUMANE LEARNING HAVE SOUGHT, BUT NOT YET FOUND, A PERPETUALMOTION OR SELFMOTION"

[DYMOCK, Cressy]. An Invention of Engines of Motion. London, 1651.

First edition of this collection of two letters describing the author's progress toward a perpetual motion machine, in full 19th-century calf. $3600.

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“THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN AMERICAN OF THE 19TH CENTURY”

DOUGLASS, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. New York and Auburn, 1855.

First edition of Douglass' second autobiography—his "'true' life story"—with three engraved plates, including the stipple-engraved frontispiece from the classic daguerreotype of Douglass, and printed extracts from his famous speeches, in original cloth. $3600.

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“THE MOST HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMERICAN POET OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

FROST, Robert. The Complete Poems. New York, 1950. Two volumes.

Signed limited edition, number 597 of 1500 copies signed by Frost, praised by T.S. Eliot as "perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living," additionally signed by famed typographer Bruce Rogers and New England illustrator Thomas W. Nason. $3600.

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"FOR… A MOST WONDERFUL HOSTESS, A SOUTHERNER WHO MAKES YOU FEEL AT HOME"

ARNOW, Harriette. The Dollmaker. New York, 1954.

First edition, presentation copy, of Arnow's National Book Award-winning novel about a family's move from Kentucky to Detroit during World War II, inscribed on the half title to a friend and fellow Ann Arbor resident: "For Kathryn Carow a most wonderful hostess a southerner who makes you feel at home. Harriette Simpson Arnow." $3500.

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INSCRIBED BY ROSS MACDONALD

(MILLAR, Kenneth) MACDONALD. Ross. Wycherly Woman. New York, 1961.

First edition of Macdonald's 9th Lew Archer novel, his first book to be nominated for Mystery Writers of America's important Edgar Allen Poe Award, inscribed on the title page by him, "To Roy W— with my regards and best wishes, Ross Macdonald," a fine copy. $3500.

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"IT PRESENTLY MADE SO QUICK AN EXPANSION OR EXPLOSION, THAT SOME OF IT FLEW OUT OF THE GLASS AND HIT AGAINST THE CEILING OF THE ROOM"

BOYLE, Robert. Tracts… Containing New Experiments, Touching the Relationship betwixt Flame and Air. London, 1672.

First edition of Boyle's fascinating tracts on the relationship between flame and air, explorations of explosions, and responses to contemporary criticisms of his theories of hydrostatics, in contemporary calf. $3500.

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“THOMAS PAINE WROTE LIKE NO ONE ELSE: HE WROTE FOR EVERYONE”

PAINE, Thomas. Trial of Thomas Paine, For a Libel. London, 1792.

One of the first editions of the first contemporary record of the infamous December 1792 British trial in which Paine was found guilty of seditious libel for The Rights of Man, Part Two, "his most important statement of political principles" (New Yorker). $3500.

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WHARTON’S ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

WHARTON, Edith. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. London, 1904.

First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue), of this famous treatise on “Italian garden-magic,” with 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. $3500.

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“…AND TOGETHER THEY SLIPPED AWAY, RUNNING EASILY DOWN THROUGH THE WOOD, WHERE THE FIRST PRIMROSES WERE BEGINNING TO BLOOM”

ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down. London, 1972.

First edition of Adams' first and best-loved book, a beautiful copy with fine color folding map at rear and in lovely unrestored original dust jacket. $3300.

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INSCRIBED BY DIMAGGIO: JOLTIN’ JOE’S “INSIDE STORY OF BASEBALL”

DIMAGGIO, Joe. Baseball for Everyone. New York and Toronto, 1948.

First edition of this "treasury of baseball lore and instruction," illustrated with nine photographs and 17 line cuts by Lenny Hollreiser, presentation/association copy boldly inscribed and signed by DiMaggio in blue ink on the half title to his lawyer Julian Rosenthal: "To my friend Julie, My very best wishes, Joe DiMaggio." With two legal contracts related to the sale and publication of the book, each also signed by DiMaggio, laid in. $3200.

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“THE BOOK ABOUT ARABIA TO END ALL BOOKS ABOUT ARABIA”

THESIGER, Wilfred. Arabian Sands. London, 1959.

First edition of one of the finest travel books of the 20th century, chronicling a five-year journey through the Empty Quarter, one of the cruelest deserts in the world, richly illustrated with Thesiger's own photographs, with large folding map of the Empty Quarter in rear pocket—this copy signed by Thesiger on the title page. $3200.

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"WITH GRATITUDE FOR YOUR VALUED COUNSEL AND ABIDING SUPPORT"

WESTMORELAND, W.C. and SHARP, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. Report on the War in Vietnam (As of 30 June 1968). Washington and No place, 1969.

First edition, presentation copy, of this governmental report on the Vietnam War from the Johnson era, with folding battle maps, charts, and photographs, inscribed by General Westmoreland in the year of publication to the American Embassy in Saigon's senior authority on Vietnamese governmental affairs: "To—Mel Manfull—With gratitude for your valued counsel and abiding support. Westy (C.W. Westmoreland). March 1969," also with the Index to the Report. $3200.

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DELIRIOUS NEW YORK, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY REM KOOLHAAS

KOOLHAAS, Rem. Delirious New York. New York, 1978.

First edition of Koolhaas' fascinating "retroactive manifesto," inscribed by him on the title page in red ink, "Rem Koolhaas New York, 9 1 2005," beautifully illustrated in numerous color and black-and-white plates, a splendid copy in bright dust jacket. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Simple Takes a Wife. New York, 1953.

First edition of the breakthrough second work in Hughes' popular series, praised as a "superior achievement" (New York Times), a presentation/association copy inscribed to his close friend and benefactor Amy Spingarn, wife of NAACP President Joel Spingarn and sister-in-law of Arthur Spingarn, who succeeded Joel as NAACP President, with Hughes boldly inscribing on the colophon page, "Especially for Amy Spingarn—my 13th book! Sincerely, Langston, New York, April 13, 1953"—dated mere weeks after he was forced to testify before Joseph McCarthy's Subcommittee. $2800.

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“EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS OF CENTRAL IMPORTANCE”

FARADAY, Michael. Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics. London, 1859.

First edition of Faraday's collected papers in chemistry and physics, documenting important discoveries from one of the world's greatest scientists, with three engraved plates (one folding). A very nice copy in the original cloth. $2800.

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INSCRIBED BY THE "GREATEST OF ARABIAN EXPLORERS"

PHILBY, H[arry] St. J[ohn] B[ridger]. Arabian Highlands. Ithaca, New York, 1952.

First edition of Philby's memoir of his travels in the Arabian Highlands in 1932 and again in 1936-37, with 64 photographic illustrations and a large folding map printed in color laid into a pocket at the rear. Inscribed by Philby on the title page: "Inscribed for Valerie Mueller with good wishes of the author, H.St.J.B. Philby. 24/2/55." $2700.

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“OUR WILDEST DREAMS OF THE FUTURE WILL BE SURPASSED”

HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Man Who Sold The Moon. Chicago, 1950.

First edition of the first book in Heinlein's Future History series, one of an unspecified number of subscriber's copies signed by him on a tipped-in leaf, with publisher's slips printed "Future History 1951-2000" tipped to the front free endpaper and rear pastedown, in lovely original dust jacket. $2400.

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"THE MOUNTAIN GROWS MORE AND MORE ALIVE"

REY, Guido. The Matterhorn. London, 1907.

First edition of Italian mountaineer, photographer, and artist Guido Rey's account of his and other climbers' experiences on the Matterhorn, richly illustrated with 35 plates, including 14 mounted lithographs of drawings by Edoardo Rubino and 11 photographs of the mountain by Rey, beautifully bound. $2200.

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