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AN EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN RARITY—JEFFERSON’S PERSONAL ANNOTATED COPY OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, (1803, 1805) FROM JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY

(JEFFERSON, Thomas) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Laws of the United States. Vols. VI-VII. Washington City, 1803, 1805. One volume.

Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of Volumes VI and VII of the Laws of the United States, together in one most rare and remarkable volume from his library, containing Jefferson's characteristic and distinctive ownership marks, together with his annotations and marginalia in his manuscript hand, featuring the Acts of the 7th and 8th Congresses, and early printings of key laws passed from 1802-1805 (while Jefferson was President), notably containing a printing of the text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty that is said to have been Jefferson's primary source for the treaty, also with printings of laws resulting from the Treaty, and major legislation establishing a governmental structure for the newly-acquired territory, in contemporary calf. $245,000.

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AN AMERICAN RARITY—JEFFERSON'S PERSONAL COPY

(JEFFERSON, Thomas) STEPHANO, Carolo (ESTIENNE, Charles). Dictionarium Historicum, Geographicum, Poeticum. Oxford, 1671.

A superb Presidential association copy—Thomas Jefferson's personal copy with his characteristic ownership markings of an important historical dictionary based on Estienne’s famous 16th-century Dictionarium, “the first French encyclopedia.” This is an early reissue of editor Nicholas Lloyd’s Oxford 1670 edition, in Latin, an updated and improved edition of Estienne’s work that was “superior to any of the previous editions.” From the renowned Americana collection of Mrs. Philip D. Sang, in contemporary calf. Rare and desirable.

$80,000.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL AMERICAN RARITY

(JEFFERSON, Thomas) DAUBENTON, Louis-Jean-Marie. Advice to Shepherds and Owners of Flocks. Boston, 1811.

Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of this guide to sheep farming—one of Jefferson's primary agricultural interests—containing Jefferson's characteristic and distinctive ownership mark, presented to Jefferson by the widow of the book's translator, James Bowdoin, Jefferson's minister to Spain, with the inscription: "President Jefferson with Mrs Bowdoin's respectful compliments. 24 May 1812." Second edition in English, with three illustrated plates appearing for the first time in this edition, in contemporary mottled calf.

$78,000.

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD’S FIRST BOOK, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, INSCRIBED BY HIM FOUR DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. New York, 1920.

First edition, first printing of Fitzgerald’s first novel, inscribed four days after publication, “For Larry Larom, in memory of a small but select party not to be coughed at in these dry days! F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cottage Club, Princeton, N.J. March 30th 1920.” $38,000.

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RARE AND DESIRABLE 1776 LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY JUST TWO MONTHS AFTER THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

WASHINGTON, George. Letter signed. Head Quarters, New York, September 6, 1776.

Exceptional one-page 1776 letter signed by George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, discussing the New York Militia during the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, penned just over two months after the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Any letters signed by George Washington in 1776 are particularly desirable. Boldly signed. $35,000.

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SIGNED BY BOTH JAMES JOYCE AND HENRI MATISSE

JOYCE, James (MATISSE, Henri, illustrator). Ulysses. New York, 1935.

First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 353 of only 250 copies (from a total edition of 1500) signed by both James Joyce and Henri Matisse. One of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. A fine copy. $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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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA, WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY TO THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF NEW YORK'S FAMED STORK CLUB

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York, 1935.

Exceptional first edition, a very memorable presentation/association copy of Hemingway's gripping account of big game hunting, inscribed by him to the colorful founder and owner of Manhattan's star-studded Stork Club—"a Gatsby-esque extravaganza"—one of Hemingway's favorite watering holes, "To Sherman Billingsley, the perfect host, wishing him lots of luck (and keep away from Finney) Ernest Hemingway," in original dust jacket. $30,000.

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"I HAVE HAD MY COFFEE & BREAD, & SHAN'T GET OUT OF BED TILL IT IS TIME TO DRESS FOR MRS. LAFFAN'S XMAS DINNER THIS EVENING—WHERE I SHALL MEET BRAM STOKER & MUST MAKE SURE ABOUT THAT PHOTO WITH IRVING'S AUTOGRAPH"

TWAIN, Mark. Autograph letter signed. The Players, New York, 1893.

Splendid 26-page signed autograph letter, written entirely in Mark Twain's hand, from Twain to his wife, Livy, regarding Twain's plans for Christmas including meeting Bram Stoker; his meetings in Chicago over Paige's automatic typesetting machine (which would eventually bankrupt him); and his train trip back to Chicago in a luxury train car, with original hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. S.L. Clemens." $29,500.

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PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMB OF TUTANKHAMEN, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER IN TWO VOLUMES TO HIS FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR PERCY WHITE

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

A fantastic presentation/association copy of the first edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: "Percy White from Howard Carter. 16 Dec. 1923, Cairo. With homage from the Author, Howard Carter"; and inscribed in Volume III: "To my dear friend Mr. Percy White—Howard Carter, 1933." White is known to have largely written Volume II based on Carter's notes and diaries; Carter effusively thanks White in the Prefaces to both Volumes I and II. $29,000.

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RARE 1861 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN

LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. August 20, 1861.

Exceptional August 1861 autograph letter penned entirely in Lincoln's hand, signed by him in the first year of the war and mere weeks after the Union loss at Bull Run, written to Secretary of War Cameron regarding the appointment of John Huntington, from a distinguished Connecticut family, to the position of Assistant Quarter-Master of the Army, beautifully housed in a custom half morocco portfolio featuring a handsome engraved portrait of Lincoln. $26,000.

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BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO, WITH 76 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF SCENERY ALONG THE THAMES

(BOYDELL, John and Josiah). [COMBE, William]. An History of the River Thames (Principal Rivers of Great Britain). London, 1794-96. Two volumes.

First edition, first issue, of this wonderful visual record of the River Thames, with 76 lovely folio hand-colored aquatints by Stadler after Farrington of prospects along the banks—including three very large folding plates—and a large folding map by John Cooke of “The Course of the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea.” An excellent copy in contemporary calf. $23,000.

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"VERY FINE VIEWS OF CATHEDRALS, CHURCHES, ABBEYS, CASTLES AND ANCIENT REMAINS": SPLENDID 18TH-CENTURY SET OF GROSE’S ANTIQUITIES, 14 LARGE QUARTO VOLUMES PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED

GROSE, Francis. The Antiquities of England and Wales. WITH: The Antiquities of Scotland. WITH: The Antiquities of Ireland. WITH: The Military Antiquities. London, 1783-97. Together, 14 volumes.

Mixed early and first editions of Grose's classic series on the antiquities of England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and British military antiquities, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of engraved plates of views, plans and maps. A splendid large-paper set, 14 volumes beautifully bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt, rarely seen together and in such excellent condition. $19,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF PROFILES IN COURAGE, INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY

KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York, 1956.

First edition, first printing, of Kennedy's Pulitzer-winning examination of "that most admirable of human virtues," inscribed : "To Marguerite Doherty—with my warmest regards. John Kennedy." $18,500.

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"IN MEMORY OF THE MAD FEMALE NEIGHBOR OVER MINETTA'S"

GINSBERG, Allen. Howl. San Francisco, 1956.

First edition, first printing, one of only 1000 copies, of Ginsberg's definitive anthem of the Beat generation, inscribed on the title page to his longtime friend, Helen Elliott, a member of the New York literati and an ex-girlfriend of Lucien Carr, on of the dedicatees of the volume: "For Helen in memory of the mad female neighbor over Minettas—Alan." $17,500.

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“CORNERSTONE OF ANY COLLECTION OF COLOR-PLATE BOOKS”

(LONDON) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) (PUGIN, Augustus Charles and ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [PYNE, William Henry and COMBE, William]. The Microcosm of London. London, 1808-10. Three volumes.

First edition in book form, later issue (with the watermarks of some text leaves and plates bearing post-publication dates), of this splendid visual "treasure-house" of Regency London life, Ackermann's first and most famous color-plate book, with three wood-engraved title pages, three copper-engraved dedication leaves and 104 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin. A handsome wide-margined copy. $15,500.

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SIGNED BY DAVID BEN GURION

(BEN GURION, David). 28th Zionist Congress. Israel, 1967-73.

Rare commemorative album celebrating Israeli statehood and the 28th Zionist Congress, comprising a booklet explaining the congress, book excerpts from the book, "Three Days," describing the declaration of statehood, two sheets of Israeli first day covers, a photograph of Ben Gurion on the same sheet as two Israeli historical stamps, and a facsimile of the Independence Scroll signed in pen by Ben Gurion. $15,000.

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"I DON'T MEAN TO BURDEN YOU WITH A LIST OF DOMESTIC CALAMITIES…"

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Autograph letter signed. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1922.

Exceptional signed autograph letter, written entirely in F. Scott Fitzgerald's hand, apologizing for failing to arrange a meeting with Lucy Norval, a friend of author Joseph Hergesheimer (a friend and competitor of Fitzgerald), due to a "desperately sick" baby and an equally sick mother-in-law, the latter of whom Fitzgerald anticipated traveling south to visit thus preventing the meeting. $14,500.

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GREEN’S HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED

WITH OVER 100 PLATES AND WITH FOUR DOCUMENTS SIGNED

(INCLUDING RARE MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL FROM LORD NELSON; ALSO KING GEORGE III, THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND QUEEN VICTORIA),

HANDSOMELY BOUND

GREEN, John Richard. History of the English People. London, 1878-80. Four volumes.

First edition of the expanded edition of Green’s landmark history, generously extra-illustrated with over 100 engraved plates and maps (more than 30 with hand-coloring), as well as with four original documents signed by these important British historical figures: King George III, a rare manuscript certification by Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Queen Victoria; bound in distinguished full morocco-gilt by Bayntun. $14,500.

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“IT TAKES BRAINS AND GUTS TO WIN WARS”

PATTON, George S. After Action Report, Third U.S. Army. Washington, 1945. Two volumes.

First edition of this classified official report of the daily activities of Patton’s Third Army, with details of the famous operation “Overlord,” illustrated with hundreds of photographs, charts and maps, marked “Secret” on every page. With a 1915 autograph letter to his mother signed by Patton laid in. $13,500.

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“NO WORK IN OUR TIME GAVE SUCH A BLOW TO THE PHILOSOPHICAL MIND OF THE COUNTRY” (HAZLITT)

GODWIN, William. An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. London, 1793. Two volumes.

First edition of Godwin' revolutionary masterwork—"his passionate advocacy of individualism, his trust in the fundamental goodness of man, and his opposition to all restrictions on liberty have endured" (PMM)—a profound influence on Thomas Jefferson, who had the first American edition in his library and is viewed as Godwin's "American born counterpart," a beautiful wide-margined copy. $12,000.

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VERY SCARCE INSCRIBED PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S AFRICAN GAME TRAILS—THE SANG COPY

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. African Game Trails. New York, 1910.

First trade edition, inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt in the year of publication: "To Sir William Edmund Garstin with the regard of Theodore Roosevelt, Sept 20th 1910." With 50 illustrations, including photographs, photogravures, drawings and a map. From the renowned Americana collection of Mrs. Philip D. Sang. $9600.

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.'S PERSONAL COPY, TWICE SIGNED BY HIM

(PATTON, Jr., George S.) HUMPHREYS, Andrew A. The Virginia Campaign of '64 and '65. New York, 1916.

Later edition of Humphreys' account of the Virginia Campaign during the closing years of the Civil War, signed in block letters in ink on the front board by General Patton and boldly signed and dated by him ("GS Patton Jr., Maj GSC, Jan 29, 1925") on the front free endpaper. With three penciled annotations by Patton as well as a few other marginal markings, indicating that he read at least part of this book. $9200.

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"WHERE WERE YOU HAMILTON…?"

STEUBEN, Baron von. Autograph letter signed. No place, circa spring/summer 1783.

Rare and exceptional 1783 autograph letter, written entirely in French and in Baron von Steuben's hand, to his close friend, Alexander Hamilton, then a member of the Continental Congress, reacting to Congress' rejection of General Washington's plan to demobilize the Continental Army and build a peacetime standing army. $9000.

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SIGNED BY PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN

(BUCHANAN, James) (JOHNSON, Harriet Lane) (PITT, William) TOMLINE, George. Memoirs of the Life of William Pitt. Philadelphia, 1821. Two volumes.

First American edition of Tomline's two-volume Memoirs of Pitt, an exceptional association copy belonging to President James Buchanan, boldly signed by him on the title pages of both volumes, along with the inscriptions below his signatures of his trusted niece and ward, "his confidant in all things personal and political," who was the unmarried president's popular White House hostess, the first named "First Lady" in the press, dated by her the year of his death when she inherited his Wheatland home, "Harriet Lane Johnston, Wheatland, 1868," very desirable in original boards. $9000.

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RARE PRINTER’S PROOFS OF SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S PILOTE DE GUERRE, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS GOOD FRIEND MICHEL BERTIN

SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. Pilote de Guerre—printer’s proofs. Paris, 1942.

Early printer’s proofs of the first French edition of Pilote de Guerre, Saint-Exupéry’s account of his role in the French Air Force during the 1940 Battle of France. This set of proofs presented by Saint-Exupéry to his good friend Michel Bertin, inscribed and signed by him in blue pen on the first sheet: “A Michel Bertin, a jeu d’epreuves d’un petit livre sur le France avec tout ma trés profonde amitié. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.” [“A set of proofs of a small book about France with all my very deep friendship.”]. $9000.

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LAW OF SUCCESS, SIGNED BY NAPOLEON HILL

HILL, Napoleon. Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons. Meriden, Connecticut, 1937. Eight volumes.

1937 edition of Napoleon Hill's eight-volume landmark work—"as relevant as ever" (Forbes)—this copy signed by Napoleon Hill in Vol. I with the inscription in the same green ink, in an unidentified hand, "With the Author's Best Wishes." $8500.

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ONE OF THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS OF 16TH-CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP

CAMDEN, William (GIBSON, Edmund, translator). Britannia. London, 1695.

First edition of Edmund Gibson's translation of this great historical work by William Camden, the first comprehensive topographical, geographical and historical study of Great Britain, with frontispiece portrait, 50 superb double-page maps by Robert Morden, eight engraved plates of coins, and numerous in-text illustrations. $8500.

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“IT WILL LIVE AS LONG AS AESOP’S FABLES”

HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings. New York, 1881.

First edition, first state, of the first and most beloved Uncle Remus book by Harris, the one American writer of the Reconstruction who "has made the most permanent contribution," with eight plates and numerous text illustrations by Church and Moser, in original cloth-gilt. $8500.

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ACKERMANN, Rudolph. A History of the University of Oxford. London, 1814. Two volumes.

First edition of this illustrated history of Oxford University, with 115 superb hand-colored aquatint plates, in contemporary marbled boards. This copy includes the additional series of 33 hand-colored engraved portraits of the Founders—not always present—which were printed and issued separately, to be bound up with the rest of the work if desired. $8500.

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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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"FEW PEOPLE ARE TRULY LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN TIME: VICTORIA WAS ONE"

(KING GEORGE V) (QUEEN VICTORIA) LAW, Ernest. History of Hampton Court. London, 1885-1891. Three volumes.

First edition, dedication copy of court historian Law's seminal work on Hampton Court, with Vol. I containing a tipped-in autograph letter signed and dated by Law in the year of publication to Queen Victoria's private secretary, writing in part: “I send you by this post a specially bound copy of my 'History of Hampton Court Palace in Tudor Times' for presentation to the Queen… could you offer Her Majesty my most dutiful and humble thanks for her great kindness in allowing me the favour of dedicating the work to Her Majesty," with each volume notably containing the Royal Bookplates of Victoria's grandson, King George V. $7500.

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PUBLISHER’S PRESENTATION COPY TO SHELBY FOOTE

FOOTE, Shelby. Civil War. A Narrative. (Volume I). New York, (1958).

Scarce first edition of Volume I of Foote’s massive, authoritative and engrossing history— this copy specially bound and presented by Random House to the author, inscribed by Foote: “Shelby Foote, Memphis 1959 (presentation copy from the publisher),” with Foote’s additional notes at rear, handsomely bound in morocco gilt by Maurin. $7500.

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INSCRIBED BY RONALD REAGAN

REAGAN, Ronald. Ronald Reagan Talks to America. Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983.

First edition of this single volume collection of Reagan's most important speeches, as well as highlights from the 1980 presidential campaign, inscribed on the title page: "To Fred F. Guyton, With very best wishes. Ronald Reagan. Sept. 30 1985." $6800.

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"MOST SECRET"

(WORLD WAR II) STRONG, K.W.D. Weekly Intelligence Summary. London, March 4, 1945.

Original March 4, 1945 "Most Secret" intelligence report issued by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force concerning the Western Front in World War II, with four situation maps offering information primarily about Germany and a detailed analysis of enemy capabilities, Luftwaffe bombing, and assorted concerns like weather essential to military success. $6800.

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"HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED, SHALL BE SAVED"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Possibly Bruges, Belgium, circa 1460.

Lovely oversize illuminated leaf from a Belgian Book of Hours, circa 1460, featuring a small miniature of Saint Mark the Evangelist and the Lion; 19 lines of text from the Gospel Lessons; one two-line initial; and a handsome border. $6700.

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FIRST EDITION OF CARTIER-BRESSON'S DECISIVE MOMENT

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Decisive Moment. New York, 1952.

First edition in English, published simultaneously with the French, w with 126 photographic illustrations by "the Raphael of 20th-century photographers," an association copy with the owner signature of award-winning American artist Edgar A. Batzell, a splendid copy with laid-in original caption book and the colorful dust jacket with design by Matisse. $6500.

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BOLDLY SIGNED BY PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK

(POLK, James K.) (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Laws of the United States of America. Washington City, 1835.

First edition of Volume VIII of the official ten-volume Laws of the United States (which would conclude in 1845), a very rare association copy from the library of President James K. Polk— boldly signed by him on the title page—ranked by historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. as one of a select “category of ‘forceful and persuasive presidents’ that included Jefferson, Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt and Reagan.” America’s eleventh president, Polk “bequeathed a legacy of a nation poised on the Pacific rim prepared to emerge as a superpower in future generations." $6500.

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“ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR AN AMERICANA COLLECTION”

GASS, Patrick. Journal of the Voyages and Travels. Philadelphia, 1810.

Second American edition of the "earliest full firsthand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition" (Howes), scarce 1810 edition—"one of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter)—the first edition to include six fascinating woodcut plates depicting Lewis and Clark on their expedition. $6200.

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THREE CLASSIC NAPOLEONIC SOURCES: HAZLITT, BOURRIENNE AND JUNOT

HAZLITT, William. Life of Napoleon. London, circa 1905. Together, seventeen volumes.

Limited “Imperial Edition de Luxe,” number 398 of 1000 sets, with hand-colored frontispiece engravings and numerous copperplate engraved portraits throughout. $6000.

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ANDREW JOHNSON’S TWICE-SIGNED PERSONAL COPY OF JOHN DIX’S ADDRESS ON THE ISSUANCE OF PAPER CURRENCY

DIX, John A. New Views of the Currency Question. New York, 1859.

Andrew Johnson's twice-signed personal copy of John A. Dix's pre-Civil War address on the feasibility of the federal government to issue paper currency—converting paper money into specie proved to be a major issue in Johnson's 1867 Presidential State of the Union address—with Johnson's signature on both the front and back wrappers. $5800.

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"WITH APPRECIATION FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND BEST WISHES FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THOSE MEANINGFUL GOALS WHICH YOU ARE SEEKING FOR ALL PEOPLE OF YOUR GREAT NATION"

KING, Martin Luther Jr. The Trumpet of Conscience. New York, Evanston, and London, 1968.

First edition of this series of five lectures on civil rights, inscribed to the British Prime Minister and his wife by Coretta Scott King, author of the Foreword: "To the Honourable Prime Minister and Mrs. Wilson with appreciation for your leadership and best wishes for the attainment of those meaningful goals which you are seeking for all people of your great nation. Coretta Scott King." $5800.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1786.

Impressive 1786 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with five folding maps of "sacred geography" (including an elaborate plan of Jersusalem) and over 260 fine engravings by John Sturt "from designs of the greatest masters," in beautiful contemporary binding. $5500.

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BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED BY PRESIDENT CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR AS PRESIDENT

(ARTHUR, Chester) RUSSELL, A[ddison] P[eale]. Library Notes. Boston, 1879.

Revised and enlarged edition of Russell’s popular literary work, an exceptional personal association copy owned and signed by Chester Alan Arthur at the height of his presidency with his date of “Mch 5, 1883”—an exceedingly scarce signed work by this often embattled president—who would order “the destruction of his personal papers and records shortly before his death” in 1888. $5500.

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HOWARD PYLE’S BOOK OF PIRATES,WITH 36 FOLIO PLATES, ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES ON VELLUM

PYLE, Howard. Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates. New York and London, 1921. Signed limited first edition, number 32 of only 50 copies printed on Japan vellum and signed by compiler Merle Johnson, profusely illustrated with 36 full-page plates (12 in color) and numerous in-text line cuts. $5500.

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FDR'S COPY, WITH HIS BOOKPLATE AND OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) ROBERTSON, William. Storia di America. Venezia, 1778. Two volumes bound in one.

Fine presidential association copy of the first Italian edition of Robertson's important history of America—"the standard history of the discovery of the New World"—President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal copy, with his bookplate and penciled ownership signature, dated 1907, and with his manuscript annotation: "A Rare Edition." From the renowned Americana collection of Mrs. Philip D. Sang. $5200.

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FIRST EDITION OF NEW GRUB STREET, 1891—"GISSING'S MASTERPIECE" (ORWELL)

GISSING, George. New Grub Street. London, 1891. Three volumes.

First edition of the most famous and "best work" by Gissing, whose singular perspective on the work of writing and "the sterling originality of his art, have secured his place in the history of the English novel," in original cloth. $5200.

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“THE PANORAMA OF SNOW CLOUD MOUNTAINS IS BEYOND DESCRIPTION”

(CURTIS, Edward) HARRIMAN ALASKA EXPEDITION. Alaska. Narrative, Glaciers, Natives. New York, 1901. Two volumes.

First edition account of the 1899 Harriman Expedition to Alaska, with 39 color plates (including 16 heliotype plates of coastal birds by Louis Agassiz Fuertes), 85 full-page photogravures (45 by Edward S. Curtis), five maps and numerous in-text illustrations. $5000.

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"CAME TO KEENE TODAY AND JOINED THE RECRUITS, HAVE TAKEN MY FIRST LESSON IN DRILLING…"

(CIVIL WAR) PARTRIDGE, Henry Franklin. Civil War diary. New Alstead, New Hampshire, 1862-64. Two volumes.

Fascinating Civil War diary written in pen and pencil from 1862 to 1864 by a sergeant in the 9th New Hampshire volunteers, chronicling his service from enlistment to medical discharge and offering glimpses of many of the major battles of the war including Antietam and Vicksburg. $4900.

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SHAKESPEARE’S TEMPEST, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest. London and New York, [1926].

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 13 of only 520 copies, with 21 full-page mounted color illustrations and 25 in-text line cuts, signed by Rackham, uncut and unopened, in scarce original dust jacket. $4800.

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1690 EDITION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, IN BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY MOROCCO-GILT BINDING

BIBLE. The Holy Bible. London, 1690.

Beautifully bound late 17th-century edition of the magisterial King James Bible, with engraved architectural title page, text ruled in red throughout, in sumptuously gilt-tooled full contemporary morocco from the Restoration, with a 1693 edition of Sternhold's metrical Psalter bound in at the rear. $4800.

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"THE FRUIT OF SLAVERY… THE CONSEQUENCE OF WITHHOLDING FROM MEN THEIR LIBERTY": RARE FIRST EDITION OF DR. JAMES MCCUNE SMITH'S SIGNAL LECTURE ON THE HAYTIEN REVOLUTION, 1841

MCCUNE SMITH, James. Lecture on the Haytien Revolutions. New-York, 1841.

First edition of a landmark early history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, delivered in 1841 by McCune Smith—"the African American tradition's first man of letters" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)—chosen by his close friend Frederick Douglass to write the introduction to My Bondage and My Freedom, this work one of the few by McCune Smith to survive, here arguing, in effect, that the "racist mythology about Africans that was created to justify and perpetuate slavery… destroys the foundations of freedom," with frontispiece map of "Hayti or St Domingo." $4800.

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“NONE HAD A GREATER SENSE OF MYSTERY AND MAGIC THAN RACKHAM”

(RACKHAM, Arthur) STEEL, Flora Annie. English Fairy Tales. London, 1918.

Signed limited first edition, number 107 of 500 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, with color frontispiece, 15 mounted color plates and 42 black-and-white in-text illustrations by him. $4500.

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“THE GREATEST VISUAL EXPRESSION OF THE SOCIAL CLASS STRUGGLE EVER PUBLISHED”

(LONDON) DORÉ, Gustave and JERROLD, Blanchard. London: A Pilgrimage. London, 1872.

First edition of Doré and Jerrold’s London, “superb, and noble in sentiment” (van Gogh), with 54 striking full-page wood-engravings and 126 in-text vignettes of “all segments of London society” by Doré. $4500.

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INSCRIBED BY MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETT, THE LEADER OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AND AN AVID TRAVELLER

FAWCETT, Millicent Garrett. Six Weeks in Palestine. WITH: Our Second Visit to Palestine. London, 1921-22. Two volumes.

First edition of these two privately circulated accounts of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett's interwar travels in the Middle East, inscribed in Volume I: "with grateful memories," and in Volume II: "with all good Christmas wishes to you both M.G.F.," in original wrappers. $4500.

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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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SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF BAUDELAIRE'S INTIMATE JOURNALS, ONE ONLY 50 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR OF THE INTRODUCTION, ACCLAIMED BRITISH POET T.S. ELIOT

(ELIOT, T.S.) BAUDELAIRE, Charles. Intimate Journals. London and New York, 1930.

Signed limited first edition in English, first printing, of Baudelaire's influential journals, number 12 of only 50 copies (out of a total edition of 650 copies) handsomely printed on handmade paper at the Westminster Press, specially bound in silk, and signed by the author of the Introduction, T.S. Eliot, with eight lithographic illustrations after Baudelaire's own drawings. $4500.

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EXTRAORDINARY 1911 DIRECTORY (“BLUE BOOK”) OF NEW ORLEANS PROSTITUTES

(NEW ORLEANS). Blue Book. New Orleans, circa 1911.

Early directory of the “fast women” of New Orleans, apparently published by principal advertiser restaurateur Tom Anderson, and compiled by Billy Struve, manager of Anderson’s Annex Café. Contains the warning, “This book must not be mailed,” and the advisory, “Read all the ads.” $4500.

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"A CANCER GROWING ON THE PRESIDENCY"

(WATERGATE) (NIXON, Richard M.) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Hearings before the Select Committee: Watergate and Related Activities. Washington, D.C, 1973-74. Thirty-one volumes.

First edition of the landmark 31-volume report of the Watergate hearings, with nine volumes covering hearings on the "Watergate Investigation," four volumes on "Campaign Practices" and "Financing," four on the "Milk Fund Investigation," two on the "Use of Incumbency—Responsiveness Program," six on the 'Hughes-Rebozo Investigation," the volume of "Supplemental Material on Campaign Practices and Finances," the volume on "Election Reform: Basic References," the two-volume Appendix of "Legal Documents," the one-volume of Indices, and the 1974 "Final Report," rare complete in original wrappers, a fine set. $4200.

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“HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, AND HAS MAINTAINED ITS REPUTATION”

NASH, Joseph. Mansions of England in the Olden Time. London, 1839-49. Four volumes bound in two.

First edition of this most desirable illustrated survey of the "stately homes" of England, with the 106 lithographed plates, handsomely bound by J. Wright. $4200.

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WITH 68 MOUNTED COLOR PLATES AND PORTRAIT OF BAKST BY MODIGLIANI

(BAKST, Leon) LEVINSOHN, Andre. Leon Bakst. Berlin, 1925.

Limited first German edition of Levinsohn's life of Bakst, number 23 of only 250 copies produced, tracing the artist's important contributions to the history of modern art and dance, with 68 full-page mounted plates of costumes and sets, 52 in color, including the frontispiece portrait of Bakst by Modigliani, and numerous in-text mounted linecuts and photogravures, many also in color. $4000.

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"THAT CURSED NAVY LICKED US YESTERDAY AT BASEBALL"

PATTON, George S. Autograph letter signed. West Point, New York, 1908.

Interesting signed autograph letter written by George S. Patton at West Point to his sister, Anne, mentioning West Point's loss to the Navy in baseball, a bet on the game that cost thousands, and a potential family visit. $4000.

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“ALL HUMAN BEINGS WERE HER BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND HER WORK HAS LIVED AFTER HER”

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. It's Up to the Women. New York, 1933.

Signed limited first edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's first book, number 95 of only 250 copies signed by her, with frontispiece portrait, in the original slipcase. $4000.

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"SO FAITHFUL TO NATURE, THAT IT NEEDS BUT THE PROMETHEAN FIRE TO BRING THEM TO LIFE AND MOTION": ELGIN MARBLES, WITH 50 SPLENDID FOLIO ETCHINGS

LAWRENCE, Richard. Elgin Marbles. London, 1818.

First edition of Richard Lawrence's large and impressive volume—"one of the earliest publications to included detailed illustrations of the Elgin Marbles"—with 50 full-page etchings of the Parthenon's "transcendent masterpieces." $3900.

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INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT HAYES

(HAYES, Rutherford B.) HOWARD, J.Q. Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes. Cincinnati, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this biography of Rutherford B. Hayes also featuring selected speeches, inscribed by President-elect Hayes to a controversial Sixth Circuit judge notorious for his outrageous treatment of black defendants: "Hon T.J. Mackey with the Compliments of R.B. Hayes. Dec 28, 1876." $3900.

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"I THINK IT IS TIME FOR THE SLAVES TO SPEAK"

ROPER, Moses. Narrative of the Adventures and Escape. London, 1843.

1843 edition of Roper's forceful and direct account of his nearly two decades as a slave, containing "some of the most visceral accounts of torture documented during slavery," an especially rare work that extends the tradition of transatlantic slave narratives begun by Olaudah Equiano in the 18th century, this work believed to be "the first illustrated narrative every published by a U.S.-born enslaved person," with five engraved illustrations including frontispiece portrait and full-page engraving of Roper's brutal torture on the "cotton screw." $3800.

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“ONE OF THE FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL BOOKS OF MODERN TIMES”: FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF AGRICOLA’S DE RE METALLICA, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY TRANSLATOR HERBERT HOOVER

(HOOVER, Herbert) AGRICOLA, Georgius. De Re Metallica. London, 1912.

First edition in English of this lavishly illustrated landmark scientific work, “one of the first technological books of modern times,” translated, with annotations, by the 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, and his wife, inscribed "Compliments of Herbert Hoover." With a program of the 1930 Fifty-sixth Annual Convention of the American Bankers Association, where President Hoover was the keynote speaker, signed by Hoover, laid in. $3800.

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PENNANT’S HISTORY OF LONDON—ONE OF ONLY 175 QUARTO COPIES—GENEROUSLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 200 PLATES, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(PENNANT, Thomas). Mr. Pennant's History of London, Westminster, and Southwark. London, 1814. Two volumes.

Later edition of Pennant's highly regarded history of London, one of only 175 quarto copies, this copy extra-illustrated with 207 engraved portraits, views and maps, many on thick paper, in quite handsome contemporary straight-grain morocco. $3800.

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"AN UNPARALLELED INFLUENCE, PERHAPS THE GREATEST SINGLE INFLUENCE, IN THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN FREEDOM IN THE 18TH CENTURY"

(BENEZET, Anthony). Observations on the Inslaving, importing and purchasing of Negroes. Germantown, 1760.

Second edition of one of the earliest and most influential anti-slavery works by Benezet—"universally recognized by the leaders of the 18th-century antislavery movement as its founder"—containing an Introduction and a moral fable by Fénelon, neither present in the previous year's rarely found first edition. $3800.

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"GREEN GUMBO, EPICUREAN OYSTERS, FLOUNDERS SAUTÉ, JUMBALLAYA, SOUTHERN PUDDING"

CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S EXCHANGE OF NEW ORLEANS, editor. The Creole Cookery Book. New Orleans, 1885.

First edition of this landmark book of Creole cookery, with frontispiece illustration of a Mammy character, attractively bound. $3800.

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SLOANE’S ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF NAPOLEON, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(NAPOLEON) SLOANE, William Milligan. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York, 1896. Four volumes.

First edition of Sloane’s monumental account of Napoleon’s personal and military life, with over 300 illustrations, portraits and maps, many in color. $3800.

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INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING

KING, Stephen. Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. West Kingston, Rhode Island, 1982.

First trade edition, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition, of the first book in King's epic Dark Tower series, boldly inscribed by him on the half title in the year of publication, "For Nancy—Best, Stephen King, 7/28/82," with five full-page color illustrations, color endpapers and vignettes by acclaimed fantasy artist Michael Whelan. $3500.

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“IT IS, SIR, AS I HAVE SAID A SMALL COLLEGE, AND YET THERE ARE THOSE THAT LOVE IT”: 1819 LANDMARK DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CASE

(DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CASE) FARRAR, Timothy. Report of the Case of the Trustees of Dartmouth College. Portsmouth, N.H. 1819.

First edition of one of the most significant and influential of the early cases appearing before the Supreme Court. $3500.

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"THE FINEST SERIES OF DETECTIVE NOVELS EVER WRITTEN BY AN AMERICAN"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John. Moving Target. New York, 1949.

First edition of the novel that launched Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer detective series, confirming his place “as a seminal writer in the field of modern American literature,” the only novel published under the early pseudonym of John Macdonald, the first Lew Archer novel to be adapted for the screen in William Goldman’s screenplay for the 1966 film Harper starring Paul Newman, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

SHAW, George Bernard. The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism. London, 1928.

First edition, first issue, of Shaw's self-described "confounded book," inspired by a request from his sister-in-law to send a "few of your ideas on Socialism," an exceptional presentation/association copy, inscribed on the half title to an author and theater critic: "To Mr. W.S. Meadmore from G. Bernard Shaw. 28th Sept. 1929." $3200.

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“TO BEGIN WITH HE WAS ASHAMED OF HIMSELF—A RARE STATE OF MIND”

FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, 1961.

First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the superspy’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, who steals two nuclear warheads and threatens the world. $3200.

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“TOLSTOY WAS THE VERY EMBODIMENT OF TRUTH IN HIS AGE” (GANDHI)

TOLSTOY, Count Leo. Kingdom of God. London, 1894. Two volumes.

First edition in English of Tolstoy's powerful spiritual work, banned in Russia in his lifetime, a seminal influence on Gandhi who described being "overwhelmed" by its message of non-violence as a means of resistance, featuring the key translation of Constance Garnett. $3200.

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“FRENCHMEN! I AM STILL YOUR EMPEROR”

(NAPOLEON) CLARKE, Hewson. History of the War. London, 1816. Three volumes bound in two.

First edition of this illustrated history of the Napoleonic campaigns that swept across empires from 1792-1816, featuring 40 engraved plates, along with a full-page hand-colored map and large engraved folding plate of the “Battle of Waterloo,” richly bound in contemporary tree calf gilt. $3000.

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"ONE OF THE MOST COMMANDING FIGURES OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE": FIRST EDITION OF GOD'S TROMBONES, 1927, INSCRIBED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

JOHNSON, James Weldon. God's Trombones. New York, 1927.

First edition of Johnson's "major contribution to the Harlem Renaissance of black American writing," inscribed by him, "For Miss J— Sincerely James Weldon Johnson," his volume of seven sermons in verse, including "Creation," "Let My People Go," and his lead sermon in verse, "Listen, Lord—A Prayer," together in print for the first time, featuring eight striking full-page illustrations by famed Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, in the original dust jacket. $3000.

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AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON

HARRISON, William Henry. Autograph document signed. Fort Greenville, June 17, 1795.

Autograph document ordering food and whisky for a Native American tribe at the behest of General Anthony Wayne, written, signed, and initialed by then-lieutenant and future president William Henry Harrison. $2600.

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“OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE”

MACARTHUR, Douglas. Address to the Congress of the Unites States April 19, 1951. Houston, circa 1951.

Early separate printing of MacArthur's famous "Old Soldiers Never Die" farewell address before Congress delivered on April 19, 1951, inscribed on the front wrapper to North Dakota congressman Usher Burdick: "To Usher Burdick—With cordial regard—Douglas MacArthur." $2000.

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