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“THE MOST INTENSE AND POETIC OF ALL HER WORKS”

WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves. London, 1931.

First edition, presentation/association copy, of Woolf's most experimental and ambitious novel, exploring "the fluidity of human personality rather than its fixity," inscribed to a valued employee at Woolf's Hogarth Press, clerk-typist Janet Strachan: "Janet Strachan from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 1931," in the scarce dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. $45,000.

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LEONARD WOOLF'S COPIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES OF VIRGINIA WOOLF' COMMON READER, WITH HIS OWNER INSCRIPTIONS

(LEONARD WOOLF) WOOLF, Virginia. Common Reader. WITH: Common Reader. Second Series. London, 1925, 1932.

First editions of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collections of essays, Leonard Woolf's personal copies of the first and second series of The Common Reader with his owner signatures and dates in purple ink dated nine years after her death, "Leonard Woolf Oct 1950," exceedingly rare in the original dust jackets. $42,000.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF JOYCE’S ULYSSES, ONE OF ONLY 100 DELUXE COPIES SPECIALLY BOUND IN FULL VELLUM-GILT AND SIGNED BY JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London, 1936.

Signed limited first English edition, number 85 of only 100 deluxe copies (out of a total edition of 1000 copies) signed by James Joyce, printed on mould-made paper, and beautifully bound in full cream calf vellum featuring gilt-stamped Homeric bows on both covers designed by Eric Gill, uncut and entirely unopened in the scarce original slipcase. A fine copy, exceptionally rare and desirable. $42,000.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION: VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF RAND’S FIRST NOVEL, INSCRIBED TO ARCHITECT ELY JACQUES KAHN, HER ADVISOR FOR THE FOUNTAINHEAD

RAND, Ayn. We The Living. New York, 1936.

Scarce first edition of Rand’s first novel, one of only 3000 copies printed, a wonderful presentation association copy, inscribed by the author to architect Ely Jacques Kahn, for whom Rand worked as an unpaid assistant in 1937, while researching the profession for the book that was to become The Fountainhead: “To Ely Jacques Kahn—gratefully—Ayn Rand.” $42,000.

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“THE MOST AMAZING, ENDURING AND ENDEARING ONE-MAN FEAT”

JOHNSON, Samuel. Dictionary of the English Language. London, 1755. Two volumes.

First edition of the first great dictionary of the English language, Johnson’s “audacious attempt to tame his unruly native tongue… combining huge erudition with a steely wit and remarkable clarity of thought” (Hitchings, 3)—“Johnson’s writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton’s discoveries had in mathematics.” An unusually tall, wide-margined copy, beautifully bound. $36,000.

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“AMONG THE TRUE HIGH POINTS OF MAN’S EFFORTS TO BRING REASON AND DIGNITY TO HIS WORLD”

PLATO. The Republic. Glasgow, 1763.

First edition in English of the greatest of Plato's dialogues, printed at the Foulis Press, one of a scant number of large-paper copies published by Glasgow's renowned Foulis brothers, desirable in contemporary binding. $25,000.

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(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) BOUVIER, Jacqueline Lee. Collection of Eight Autograph Letters Signed. 1942-1944.

Splendid collection of eight autograph letters from a teenage Jackie Bouvier to her maternal grandfather, James T. Lee, each in its original mailed envelope, sent from her boarding schools and the Auchincloss estates. $21,000.

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INSCRIBED BY GRAHAM GREENE TO FILM AND THEATER CRITIC CLIVE HIRSCHHORN

GREENE, Graham. Power and the Glory. London and Toronto, 1940.

First edition of Greene's masterpiece, inscribed on the title page to respected journalist and film and theater critic Clive Hirschhorn, wildly known for his massive collection of modern first editions: "For Clive from Graham Greene," in scarce original dust jacket. $20,000.

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"FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY THE CHIEF SOURCE OF WESTERN KNOWLEDGE OF THE COUNTRY"

(JAPAN) KAEMPFER, Englebert. The History of Japan. London, 1727. Two volumes in one.

First edition of “the most authoritative account” of Japan in the early stages of its commerce with the West, with engraved additional title page and 45 striking large copperplate engravings (most of which are double-page or folding) including maps, views, and detailed illustrations of temples, palaces, ships, animals and plants. $20,000.

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“AMONG THE BEST EVER WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN”

MILNE, A.A. Four Pooh Books. London, 1924-28. Four volumes.

First editions of Milne's charming "Pooh Quartet"— the volumes of verses and tales that immortalized Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood— enchantingly illustrated by Ernest Shepard, in original dust jackets, signed on the title page of Now We Are Six by both Milne and Shepard. $19,500.

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“A PEAK OF VISIONARY AND CREATIVE INTOXICATION”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1856.

Rare and enlarged second edition, one of only 1000 copies printed, with frontispiece portrait of Whitman and advertisement leaf following text, featuring 20 additional poems not appearing in the 1855 first edition, including “A Woman Waits for Me” and “Who Learns My Lesson Complete?” The copy of Pennsylvania merchant and book collector William F. Gable, with a tipped-in leaf containing a series of beautiful autograph notes to him written by some of Whitman's closest friends and admirers: Dr. Gustave P. Wicksell, Ellen M. Calder, and Horace Traubel (Whitman's literary executor). $19,500.

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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. $18,500.

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MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S D-DAY PRAYER

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Lithographic broadside, "D-Day Prayer" Washington, Christmas 1944.

Limited edition of this rare broadside of the “D-Day Prayer,” one of very few—believed to be only 50—exquisitely printed copies issued by President Roosevelt for his close friends, handsomely printed in gothic type with red- blue- and gold ink textual embellishments. $18,000.

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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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“HIS RHYTHMIC SONG RINGS FOREVER IN THE AMERICAN AIR”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Camden, New Jersey, 1876.

“Author’s Edition,” one of 600 copies signed in ink on the title page by Walt Whitman, with two portraits of America’s “good gray poet,” handsomely bound in full morocco. With an autograph postcard initialed by Whitman tipped in. $16,500.

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SIGNED BY JOHN HANCOCK

HANCOCK, John. Document signed. Philadelphia, March 14, 1776.

Exceedingly rare 1776 official congressional military commission appointing 21-year-old John Nice, Gentleman from Pennsylvania, as a captain, signed by Hancock. In 1776 Hancock, as President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence, reportedly penning his name large so King George III could read it without glasses. As Founding Father, Hancock was “a key figure in securing independence and creating the republic.” Twice governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in 1788 he was named President of the Constitutional Convention debating the U.S. Constitution—urging its ratification in what many historians consider “Hancock’s finest moment.” $16,500.

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“I HERE WITH PEN AND INK APPEND MY NAME”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. [Camden, New Jersey, 1889].

One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman's 70th birthday, boldly signed by Whitman on the title page, with six portraits of Whitman, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger. This copy additionally inscribed by one of Whitman's literary executors, Thomas B. Harned. $16,000.

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"A FECUND CROP THINE ACRES YIELD, WHICH I GATHER IN A SONG"

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Poems. Boston, 1847.

First American edition, second issue, presentation copy, of Emerson's first collection of poems, inscribed in the year of publication to the adopted daughter of Abel Adams, one of Emerson's closest friends and most trusted advisors: "Abby L. Adams from R.W.C. 25 Dec. 1846." $16,000.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, FINE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY GARCIA MARQUEZ AND TRANSLATOR RABASSA

GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York, 1970.

First edition in English, first issue, of one of the most acclaimed novels of the post-war era, inscribed by García Márquez on the dedication page with a flourish: “Para Joel García, con un abrazo del otro García, Gabriel.” Additionally inscribed on the title page by renowned translator Gregory Rabassa, quoting the last line of the novel: "…because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth. Gregory Rabassa." $16,000.

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“WE ARE SPELL-BOUND, WE CANNOT CHOOSE BUT READ”

BRONTE, Emily. Wuthering Heights. New York, 1848.

Extraordinarily important first American edition (published less than five months after the virtually unobtainable London first edition) of Emily Brontë's passionate masterpiece, scarce in the original cloth. $15,000.

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GENERAL LAFAYETTE DECLINES TRANSPORT FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS—"YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE ASKED THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT NOT TO DISPATCH THE NATIONAL VESSEL THAT CONGRESS HAD THE KINDNESS TO DECIDE TO DISPATCH"

LAFAYETTE, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de. Autograph Letter Signed. Paris, June 20, 1824.

A fascinating Lafayette letter, penned entirely by him, in which he discusses his transportation options as he prepares for his Revolutionary War "Heroes Welcome" tour of the United States in 1824. A liberal French aristocrat, Lafayette played a critical role in convincing French leaders to aid Americans in their war for independence, and indeed led troops alongside George Washington, fighting in several crucial battles, including the Battle of Brandywine and the Siege of Yorktown. In his later years, he made a triumphant tour of the United States, where he was given lavish gifts for his services. $15,000.

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"TO DEAR MARK TWAIN WHO CHEERED MANY A HEAVY HEART BEFORE HE REACHED MINE"

(TWAIN, Mark) HAMMOND, Mrs. John Hays. A Woman's Part in the Revolution. London, 1897.

First edition, presentation copy, of this inside account of the Jameson raid—an important precursor to the Boer War—written by the wife of John Hays Hammond, a leading member of the Johannesburg Reform Committee who was implicated in the plot and jailed, inscribed by the author on the verso of the title page, "To dear Mark Twain who cheered many a heavy heart before he reached mine. From the Author, April 1897." With Twain's copious annotations throughout in both ink and pencil, amounting to almost 150 words on 18 different pages, the book was cited by Twain repeatedly in Following the Equator. $15,000.

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“A WOMAN MUST HAVE MONEY AND A ROOM OF HER OWN IF SHE IS TO WRITE FICTION”

WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own. New York and London, 1929.

Signed limited first edition, number 202 of 492 copies signed by Woolf in her characteristic purple ink on the half title, of which only 450 were available for sale. $15,000.

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“A WOMAN MUST HAVE MONEY AND A ROOM OF HER OWN IF SHE IS TO WRITE FICTION”

WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own. London, 1929.

First trade edition, printed by the Woolfs' Hogarth Press, signed by Virginia Woolf on the front free endpaper in her characteristic purple ink, in the scarce original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. The first trade edition is rarely found signed, and this is a lovely, rare, and desirable signed copy. $14,800.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL [PLATES] IN NEUROANATOMY”

BELL, Charles. Anatomy of the Brain. London, 1802.

First edition of Scottish surgeon Sir Charles Bell’s Anatomy of the Brain, featuring 12 aquatint anatomical plates (eleven hand-colored)—“engraved by Thomas Medland after Bell’s own drawings… probably Bell’s most beautiful work on neuroanatomy and one of the most beautifully illustrated in the entire literature”—exceptionally rare uncut in original boards. $14,000.

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"THE BOLDEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE OF THEIR COLLABORATIONS"

WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. London, 1927.

Scarce signed limited edition of this wonderful collaboration between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell, number 197 of only 500 copies signed by both of them, in original pictorial boards. $13,500.

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"STEAM IS ALMOST AN ENGLISHMAN. I DO NOT KNOW BUT THEY WILL SEND HIM TO PARLIAMENT NEXT"

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Complete Works. Cambridge, 1903-04. Twelve volumes.

“Autograph Centenary” edition, number 32 of 600 copies, illustrated with 56 photogravures, with original manuscript leaf in Emerson’s hand discussing English industry in Volume I, beautifully bound. $13,000.

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“ONE OF THE GREAT ARCTIC EXPLORERS”

PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage… WITH: Second and Third Voyages. WITH: Attempt to Reach the North Pole. London, 1821, 1824, 1826, 1828. Four volumes.

First editions of Parry’s accounts of his three voyages in search of a Northwest Passage as well as his writings on his attempt to reach the North Pole and his attainment of the highest latitude to that date, with 77 engraved maps and plates, many folding, beautifully bound. $12,500.

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“WITH LOVE FROM THE DESIGNER OF THE JACKET”

(BELL, Vanessa) WOOLF, Virginia. Common Reader. New York, 1925.

First American edition of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collection of essays, inscribed by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, who designed the dust jacket, to her closest friend Margery Snowdon in the month following publication: "Margery with love from the designer of the jacket, June 1925." $12,500.

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"PLEASE LOOK AFTER MY DEAREST LITTLE FRIEND JOANNE FOR ME"

CAPOTE, Truman. One Christmas. New York, 1983.

First trade edition of Capote's heartwarming childhood recollection, inscribed by him to a television director and mentioning his close friend Joanne Carson, "For John and Joy, two very special people. please look after my dearest little friend Joanne for me. love, Truman." $12,000.

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“NO NATION IN EUROPE… HAS… PLUNGED SO DEEPLY INTO THIS GUILT AS GREAT BRITAIN” (WILLIAM PITT THE YOUNGER)

(SLAVE TRADE). The Assiento, or Contract. London, 1713.

First edition of the extremely rare 1713 Assiento that stands at the heart of the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, granting Britain a highly coveted 30-year monopoly contract for trafficking in slaves—“the greatest prize, the El Dorado of commerce”—that shifted European power and firmly established British rule over the 18th-century slave trade. Bound in contemporary calf with five other treaties from the time related to the Peace of Utrecht, establishing the maritime, commercial, and financial supremacy of Great Britain. $12,000.

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“THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT”

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1786. Three volumes.

1786 edition (fourth edition overall) of Smith's landmark work on the individual's right to the free exercise of economic activity—"the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM)—this edition published only ten years after the virtually unobtainable first edition, a handsome copy. $12,000.

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"THE FIRST EXPERIMENTAL SCIENTIST IN THE MODERN SENSE": FIRST EDITION OF BOYLE'S MEDICINA HYDROSTATICA, 1690

BOYLE, Robert. Medicina Hydrostatica. London, 1690.

First edition of the "first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity," one of the final works by Boyle, "arguably the most influential figure in the emerging scientific culture of late 17th-century Britain" and a close friend of John Locke, whose Essay Concerning Human Understanding appeared the same year, containing engraved frontispiece of weighing scales, bound with Catalogue of Philosophical Books at rear, a handsome copy in contemporary boards. $11,000.

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“THE IMPACT UPON 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE AND THOUGHT CAN HARDLY BE OVERSTATED”

EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity. The Special & The General Theory. London, 1920.

First edition in English of Einstein's own explanation of his special and general relativity theories, including the first appearance of "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity" written by Einstein specially for this translation, in rare original dust jacket. $11,000.

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“HOW AM I BLEST IN THUS DISCOVERING THEE? TO ENTER IN THESE BONDS, IS TO BE FREE”

DONNE, John. Poems. Savoy [London], 1669.

Fifth edition of Donne's poems: the best, most complete and last of the 17th-century editions, with two important elegies by Donne not appearing in any of the previous editions, "Love's Progress," and "To his Mistresse going to bed," handsomely bound by W. Pratt. $9000.

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“MANY… COULD NOT HAVE EXPECTED SO MUCH POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SAGACITY HAD EXISTED IN OUR WILDERNESS… OUR CONSTITUTIONS IN GENERAL ARE MUCH ADMIRED” (FRANKLIN)

(FRANKLIN, Benjamin) (CONSTITUTION). Constitutions des Treize Etats-Unis. A Philadelphie [i.e. Paris]; Et se trouve a Paris, 1783.

Rare first French edition, one of only 600 copies (including 100 large paper), of the Constitutions of the Several Independent States (1781), proposed by Franklin while America's ambassador to the French Court and amidst his negotiations for peace with Great Britain. This exceptional edition, octavo issue, contains "over 50 footnotes by [Franklin], and shows on title the United States seal… its first appearance in a book" (Howes C716). $8500.

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1961 DANISH FOREIGN RIGHTS CONTRACT SIGNED BY J.D. SALINGER

(SALINGER, J.D.). Contract signed. New York, November 30, 1961.

Typed and carbon contract for the Danish rights to Salinger's Franny and Zooey, boldly signed by Salinger and witnessed by Claire Salinger. Salinger has also initialed ("JDS") the document on the recto, next to the carbon addition: "The title of the Danish edition shall be FRANNY OG ZOOEY." $8500.

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"SLAVERY UNDER AN AMERICAN CONGRESS"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (SEABURY, Samuel). View of the Controversy. New-York, 1774.

First edition of Seabury's pivotal work in a legendary exchange of pre-Revolutionary essays with Alexander Hamilton that would propel the 17-year-old Hamilton into history—“Hamilton had found his calling… a true child of the Revolution"—with Seabury, writing under the pseudonym of A.W. Farmer, striking back at Hamilton in a brilliant debate that, to historians, “starkly differentiates the colonial political mind from the British.” $7800.

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"MUST BE UNDERSTOOD IF ONE WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (SEABURY, Samuel). Alarm to the Legislature. New-York, 1775.

First edition of Seabury's anonymously issued fourth "Farmer" pamphlet, the final work in his scathing pre-Revolutionary series that early provoked a response from Alexander Hamilton and made Seabury a "marked man" for his attacks on the Continental Congress, this culminating work urging rebellious Americans to submit to British rule in order to "prevent the rage of slaughter, and the effusion of human blood," one of the rare copies to survive destruction by enraged patriots, who regularly burned Seabury's pamphlets in public bonfires, and within months of this work's publication destroyed the publisher's press and saw to Seabury's arrest. $7500.

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"ALREADY UPON THE HEIGHTS": FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF HART CRANE’S FIRST BOOK

CRANE, Hart. White Buildings. New York, 1926.

First edition, first issue of Crane's first book, one of only 50 first issue copies with the incorrectly spelled "Allan Tate" on the title page, featuring 23 poems together in book form for the first time, an exceptional copy in the original dust jacket. $7500.

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"PHOTOGRAPHY’S CAPACITY TO 'TAKE THEM THERE'" (PARR & BADGER)

(CONSTANTINOPLE) (ISTANBUL) SEBAH, J. Pascal and JOAILLIER, Polycarpe. Souvenir de Constantinople. Constantinople, circa 1890.

Rare exceptionally large photographic panorama of Constantinople, circa 1890, by the renowned studio of Sébah & Joaillier, with ten mounted vintage albumen prints linked together to offer a wonderful accordion-fold panoramic image of the city spanning 11 feet in length—an exceptional view of majestic mosques, churches and palaces—in original gilt-stamped binding. $7500.

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"THIS WAS THE FIRST EDITION OF THE JUNGLE WHICH MADE POSSIBLE THE LATER EDITIONS"

SINCLAIR, Upton. Jungle. New York, 1906.

Advance "Sustainers' Edition" of Sinclair's muckraking classic, one of approximately 5000 copies ordered by Socialist press readers to finance the publication of the full first edition, with printed explanatory slip tipped onto the front pastedown, inscribed: "This was the first edition of The Jungle which made possible the later editions. Upton Sinclair. Feb 19 1963." $7200.

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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT BY CAMELOT PHOTOGRAPHER MARK SHAW OF JACKIE KENNEDY WALKING ALONG THE GEORGETOWN CANAL

(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) SHAW, Mark. Photograph. New York, 1963.

Vintage photographic print depicting Jackie Kennedy walking along the Georgetown canal. Bears Shaw’s own studio stamp and “Private Print” on verso. $6800.

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INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED BY FDR AND PRESENTED TO HIS SON ON CHRISTMAS

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) LINDLEY, Ernest K. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Indianapolis, 1931.

First edition of this political biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, this copy inscribed and presented by him to his son: "For John Aspinwall Roosevelt, youngest but by no means least of the flock, from his affectionate father, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Christmas, 1931." Signed again and dated 1931 by Roosevelt on the half title. $6800.

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FIRST EDITION OF BERNOULLI’S THE DOCTRINE OF PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS… TOGETHER WITH SOME OTHER USEFUL MATHEMATICAL TRACTS, 1795

BERNOULLI, James. The Doctrine of Permutations and Combinations. London, 1795.

First edition of this collection of important mathematical works, including a substantial portion of Bernoulli's Doctrine translated into English, Wallis' Discourse of Combinations, Alternations, and Aliquot Parts, and numerous treatises by other renowned mathematicians—a lovely copy in contemporary marbled calf. $6500.

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“THE SUPREMACY OF REASON OVER PASSION”:FIRST EDITION OF HARRINGTON’S OCEANA, “A SIGNIFICANTINFLUENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM”

(HARRINGTON, James). Common-Wealth of Oceana. London, 1656. Scarce first edition of “one of the most celebrated early studies of a model state,” a noted influence on the U.S. Constitution (Rosenbach). $6200.

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WITH 85 LOVELY FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED HAND-COLORED VIEWS BY BARTLETT

(TURKEY) (BARTLETT, William Henry, illustrator) PARDOE, Julia. The Beauties of the Bosphorus. London, circa 1854.

Early edition, with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, map, and 85 steel-engraved plates of Turkish views and landmarks after drawings by William Henry Bartlett—all except the map splendidly and vividly hand-colored—handsomely bound. $6000.

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“VOICI LE TEMPS DES ASSASSINS”

(LÉGER, Fernand) (MILLER, Henry) RIMBAUD, Arthur. Illuminations. Lausanne, 1949.

Lovely signed limited illustrated edition of one of Rimbaud's most important poetical works, with 15 splendid original full-page lithographs by Fernand Léger—12 vividly hand-colored using the pochoir technique—one of only 275 copies on handmade paper (from a total edition of 395), signed on the limitation page by Léger and publisher Louis Grosclaude. With Preface by Henry Miller. Handsomely bound in full morocco with original paper wrappers bound in. $5900.

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"MONDAY OR TUESDAY MARKS THE REAL TURNING POINT IN WOOLF'S CAREER"

WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday. Richmond (England), 1921.

First edition of Virginia Woolf's fifth book, bringing together in one volume for the first time eight early stories, five appearing in print for the first time, one of only 1000 copies printed, with cover design and four full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell, published by the Woolf's Hogarth Press. $5500.

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INSCRIBED BY EISENHOWER TO THE WEST POINT CLASS OF 1912

EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City, 1948.

Book club edition, with numerous illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theatre and battlefields, inscribed on the title page: "For 1912—all the best from Dwight D. Eisenhower." With a November 10, 1952 typed letter from President-elect Eisenhower to the President of the West Point Class of 1912 laid in. $5500.

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"IT'S THE LAST BOOK OF POEMS OF MINE—AND VERS LIBRE"

LAWRENCE, D.H. Birds, Beasts and Flowers. New York, 1923.

First edition, presentation copy, boldly inscribed and signed by Lawrence to his friend, the Mexican intellectual and rare book dealer Eduardo Rendon: "Eduardo Rendón from D.H. Lawrence." $4800.

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“ONLY THE FIRE SETS ME DREAMING—OF ALL THE THINGS I MEAN TO WRITE”

(SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita) WOOLF, Virginia. A Writer's Diary. London, 1953.

First edition, containing excerpts from Woolf's diaries, edited by Leonard Woolf and published by Hogarth Press—presentation copy inscribed by Vita Sackville-West in the month of publication to close friend and prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group, David Garnett: "For Bunny with love from Vita. Nov. 2, 1953." $4750.

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"THE METHOD I TAKE IS NOT YET VERY USUAL… TO EXPRESS MYSELF IN TERMS OF NUMBER, WEIGHT, OR MEASURE"

PETTY, William. Political Arithmetick. London, 1691.

Second edition, issued just one year after the first and essentially a reissue, of Petty's foundational work on the political economy of England and Ireland, a pioneer in the use of statistics to make economic measurements and comparisons, by "the founder of political economy." A handsome copy in contemporary mottled calf boards. $4700.

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“A PICTURE OF THE FRONTIER SPIRIT AND ITS LUSTY HUMOR”: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, OF TWAIN’S ROUGHING IT, IN SCARCE PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO-GILT

TWAIN, Mark. Roughing It. Hartford, 1872.

First American edition, first issue, illustrated with 300 full-page and in-text illustrations, including tissue-guarded frontispiece, in publisher's morocco-gilt. $4600.

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SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Beau Brummell. New York, 1930.

Signed limited first edition of this amusing account of the 19th-century dandy, number 4 of only 550 copies (500 of which were offered for sale), signed by Virginia Woolf in her characteristic purple ink on verso of the half title. $4500.

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"I UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY HAD KILLED ME/ THEY WENT THROUGH CAFÉS, GRAVEYARDS AND CHURCHES… THEY DID NOT FIND ME"

GARCIA LORCA, Federico. Poet in New York. New York, 1940. First edition of García Lorca's last cycle of poems, in the original Spanish with facing English translation by Rolfe Humphries. $4000.

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"TO BRYHER WITH ADMIRATION": PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF LEE'S CIDER WITH ROSIE

LEE, Laurie. Cider with Rosie. London, 1959.

First edition, a wonderful presentation/association copy of Lee's signal memoir, "a remarkable book… magically contagious" (New York Times), inscribed by him on the half title in the year of publication to fellow British writer Winifred Bryher, "To Bryher with admiration, Laurie Lee Nov 1959." $3600.

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