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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 274 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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OGILBY’S REMARKABLE 1671 AMERICA, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

OGILBY, John. America. London, 1671.

First edition of one of the greatest illustrated English works on the New World, with 51 splendid double-page engraved views and maps, six full-page portraits, frontispiece, and 66 illustrations in the text. The work contains "the first extensive account of Maryland" and one of the earliest views of New York City. A handsomely bound, wide-margined copy. $55,000.

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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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“A SAGA OF HARD PHYSICAL WORK IN CONFLICT WITH NATURAL FORCES”

KIPLING, Rudyard. Captains Courageous. London, 1897.

First English edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing and faith in hard work, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber, signed by Kipling on the title page with his name crossed out and dated "1922" by Kipling on the last page of text. One of the few copies of this work signed by Kipling that we are aware of. $38,000.

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"I WOULD STAND UPON FACTS. WHY NOT SEE, USE OUR EYES? DO MEN KNOW NOTHING?"

THOREAU, Henry David. Writings. Boston and New York, 1906. Twenty volumes.

Manuscript Edition, beautifully bound and illustrated, number 12 of 600 copies, with a remarkable manuscript leaf with over 900 words in Thoreau's hand from his first letter to Harrison Blake, arguably Thoreau's most important correspondent, echoing many of the themes of Walden. $37,500.

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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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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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WITH EIGHT POSTER-SIZE PRINTS FOR DIFFERENT OPERAS, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY ARTISTS ANTONIO CLAVÉ, LÉONOR FINI, RICHARD LINDNER, MARINO MARINI, ANDRÉ MASSON, LARRY RIVERS, PAUL WUNDERLICH, AND JAMIE WYETH

CLAVÉ, Antonio, FINI, Léonor, LINDNER, Richard, MARINI, Marino, MASSON, André, RIVERS, Larry, WUNDERLICH, Paul Wunderlich and WYETH, Jamie. Metropolitan Opera Fine Art. New York, 1978.

Deluxe limited first edition, number IV of only 25 copies with eight enormous poster-size prints for eight different operas by eight different artists, each signed and numbered by their respective artist. $28,000.

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“TIME SPENT WITH CATS IS NEVER WASTED”

NAM, Jacques Lehmann and COLETTE, (Sidonie-Gabrielle). Chats. Paris, circa 1935-38.

Limited first edition of this portfolio of five wonderful large color lithographic portraits of cats, each signed and numbered by Jacques Nam, accompanied by amusing commentaries by Colette, this copy one of only 25 issued on Imperial Japon paper with multiple original watercolors of cats in the margins of each leaf of text, initialed by Nam, as well as a lovely original charcoal and watercolor drawing on the half title inscribed and signed by Nam, "A Lucien Jonas, en témoignage de ma ___ amitie, Jacques Nam" [For Lucien Jonas, a token of my friendship]. This copy additionally with a splendid large (17-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches) original gouache watercolor painting inscribed and signed by the artist laid in, not called for on the limitation leaf. $28,000.

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OF EXCEPTIONAL RARITY: 1814 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST HEBREW BIBLE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA

HEBREW BIBLE. Biblia Hebraica. Philadelphia, 1814. Two volumes.

Very rare first edition of the first Hebrew Bible published in America, of major importance in the field of American Judaica, handsomely bound. $28,000.

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INSCRIBED BY MUNRO LEAF WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF FERDINAND THE BULL

LEAF, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. New York, 1936.

Rare first edition of one of the most popular and enduring children's books ever written, inscribed by the author: "For Howard Stewart with all the best from Ferdinand and Munro Leaf," with an original drawing of Ferdinand also by Leaf. $26,000.

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"TO PAULINE PAN, A GREAT PETER"

(RACKHAM, Arthur) BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. London, 1906.

Signed limited first separate edition, number 128 of only 500 copies signed by Rackham, with 50 mounted color illustrations. A superb association copy, inscribed on the illustrated original endpaper by J.M. Barrie to Pauline Chase, who played Peter Pan in the original London production of the play, "To Pauline Pan, a great Peter, from a grateful JMB." $26,000.

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“WISHING YOU GOOD READING AND LOVE AND JOY ALWAYS!”

FARLEY, Walter. The Black Stallion. New York, 1941. Extremely rare first edition of the first novel in Farley’s beloved “Black Stallion” series, accompanied by an autograph presentation letter on Black Stallion stationery signed by the author: “For all our good friends attending the Special Education School in [Corpus] Christi [?], Texas—wishing you good reading and love and joy always! Walter Farley and The Black Stallion.” Exceedingly rare. $22,000.

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"ONE OF THE FOREMOST LEADERS IN THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY": RARE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CALVIN'S HARMONIE, 1584

CALVIN, John. Harmonie upon the Three Evangelists. Londini [London], 1584.

First edition in English of Calvin's commentaries on the Gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke—"with it Calvin's New Testament commentaries were complete"—as issued in one rare volume with his commentary on the Gospel of John. "I am burning to write about the three Gospels," Calvin once wrote, "Indeed, once this book is published, I will turn to silent meditation." An exceptional copy in contemporary gilt-stamped calf boards. $17,500.

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LENGTHY 1887 AUTOGRAPH LETTER, WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed. Camden, 1887.

Exceptional 1887 autograph letter concerning the health of Whitman's friend, William O'Connor; his own health and recent publications; updates on his friends; and his summer retreat plans, written and signed by Walt Whitman. $17,500.

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"HERE IS THIS ROTTEN LITTLE BOOK"

LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. WITH: Autograph letter signed. London, 1927.

First trade edition, very rare presentation copy, of this popular abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, illustrated with 16 portraits and a large folding map, with signed autograph presentation letter from Lawrence to a Mrs. J. Donnat—part of a social group including Lawrence's mother, Charlotte Payne-Townshend (the wife of Bernard Shaw), and Lady Astor—affixed to the front pastedown explaining the financially driven circumstances of publication, insulting the book's quality, and explaining his intentions not to sign any copies of the title. $17,500.

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KING KONG, INSCRIBED BY FAY WRAY

(WRAY, Fay) WALLACE, Edgar) (COOPER, Merien C.) LOVELACE, Delos W. King Kong. New York, 1932.

First edition, first issue, of the novelization of King Kong, a stunning association copy boldly inscribed and presented on the half title by the actress who made film history, "For Pete Begaslawski, Fay Wray." Her performance in the film has become "the stuff of movie legend," and the film reigns as "the classic monster movie… one of the great mythopoeic works of the 20th century." Published months before the film's premiere, an exceptional copy in colorful first issue dust jacket. $17,000.

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ELIZABETH I'S ROYAL SEAL, WITH 1600 MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT

ELIZABETH I. Manuscript document, with original hanging wax seal. England, 1600.

Rare original Elizabethan document, written entirely in a secretarial hand and dated 1600, granting the office of sheriff of the County Palatine of Chester to Thomas Aston, Esq., with Elizabeth I's hanging royal wax seal still attached. $16,500.

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QUAIN’S FIVE-PART SERIES OF ANATOMICAL PLATES IN LITHOGRAPHY,
WITH 204 BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE ELEPHANT FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS,
ALMOST ALL HAND-COLORED

QUAIN, Jones and WILSON, William James Erasmus. Series of Anatomical Plates in Lithography. London, 1836-42. Text and five suites of illustrations bound as three volumes.

First edition of this forerunner to Gray's Anatomy, with frontispiece and 203 elephant-folio lithographs by William Fairland, almost all of which are hand colored. Rarely found complete. $16,000.

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"ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MASTER'S THESES OF THE 20TH CENTURY" (BRITANNICA)

SHANNON, Claude. A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits. New York, 1938.

First edition of Shannon's master's thesis demonstrating how Boolean algebra could simplify the arrangement of relays underlying automatic telephone exchanges—and suggesting, for the first time, the concept of using 0 and 1 as true/false values to allow arithmetic by relay circuits—a crucial work with applications for all digital circuits including those in computer technology, and winner of the Alfred Noble American Institute of American Engineers Award. $16,000.

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“HAD MORE TO DO WITH PREPARING THE MINDS OF AMERICAN COLONISTS FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION THAN… COKE, SIDNEY AND LOCKE”

(CARE, Henry). English Liberties. London, 1682.

Rare first edition, containing printings of the Magna Charta and other seminal documents on the separation of church and state, the right to religious liberty, trial by jury and other founding principles. It was designed to "slip into one's pocket… [and] had more to do with preparing the minds of American colonists for the American Revolution than the larger but less accessible works of Coke, Sidney and Locke" (Hudson, 580-85). Care's influence is clear "in the writings of the founding fathers of the United States—Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Dickinson and Alexander Hamilton… Jefferson added two copies of English Liberties to his library and arranged that it be included in the library of the University of Virginia" (Schwoerer, 231-5). A handsome copy in contemporary sheep. $16,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy. $15,000.

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“’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…”: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas(pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Mr. Miller, from the author. Dec. 1849. $15,000.

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"I DO LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU, LIVY"

TWAIN, Mark. Love Letters of Mark Twain. New York, 1949.

Signed limited first edition of Twain’s love letters to his wife, number 110 of only 155 copies printed, with tipped-in limitation page containing Twain’s double signature: “S.L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” in original numbered slipcase. $14,800.

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“A TURNING POINT IN HIS CAREER”

(RACKHAM, Arthur) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London, 1905.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, with 51 full-color mounted plates by Rackham, number 5 of only 250 copies signed by Rackham, one of the smallest limitations for a Rackham title and "the first book illustrated wholly by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition" (Riall). One of the most scarce and desirable Rackham titles. With a two-page autograph letter signed by Rackham regarding Rip Van Winkle laid in. $14,500.

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"A FORMATIVE INFLUENCE ON THE PRINCIPLES OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND OF THE EARLY STATE CONSTITUTIONS"

LOCKE, John. Two Treatises of Government. London, 1698.

Third edition of Locke's classic Two Treatises of Government—"credited with great influence on American constitutionalism"—a handsome copy in contemporary paneled calf boards. $14,500.

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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. $14,500.

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MONASTIC RUINS OF YORKSHIRE, 1843, WITH OVER 80 ELEPHANT FOLIO PLATES, MANY HAND-COLORED

RICHARDSON, William. Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire. York, 1843.

First edition of this monumental production, with two hand-colored title pages, a hand-colored dedication leaf, 34 hand-colored full-page plates, 24 hand-colored half-page plates, 22 uncolored full-page plates (some tinted), and a map. $12,800.

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

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

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

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OFFPRINTS OF ALL THREE PARTS OF THE GENETIC CODE, 1962-66, ONE INSCRIBED BY MARSHALL NIRENBERG AND TWO SIGNED BY FRANCIS CRICK

CRICK, Francis and NIRENBERG, Marshall W. The Genetic Code. San Francisco, California, 1962-66. Three offprints.

First offprint editions of a three-part article on DNA by Francis Crick and Marshall Nirenberg originally published in Scientific American, with Parts I and III signed by Francis Crick and Part II inscribed: "with best wishes Marshall Nirenberg." $9500.

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“THE GRACE OF THE HOLY GHOST FREE UNTO US BEFALL”

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. France, circa 1490.

Beautiful illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, a large, hand-colored image depicting the Pentecost in crisp detail, with three lines of Latin text in batarde script and a three-line initial "D" below the image, bordered with flowers, leaves, and acanthus leaves. $7800.

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"A DEFINING TEXT FOR RENAISSANCE HUMANISM, INFLUENCING BOTTICELLI, DA VINCI, GALILEO, MACHIAVELLI, MONTAIGNE AND SHAKESPEARE"

(CREECH, Thomas) LUCRETIUS. Titus Lucretius Carus. Oxford, 1683.

Exceedingly rare second edition in English, first "corrected and enlarged" edition of the previous year's elusive first edition, of Roman poet Lucretius' On the Nature of Things, a seminal work in Western history offering "key principles of a modern understanding of the world," as well as a "crucial guide" to Thomas Jefferson, who proclaimed himself "an Epicurean" like Lucretius, owned an edition of Creech's translation, and gave the Declaration of Independence "a distinctly Lucretian turn" by naming "the pursuit of happiness" to be a pivotal American right, with copper-engraved frontispiece, handsomely bound. $7500.

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“CONCEIVED HARMONIOUSLY AND MADE BEAUTIFULLY”

(NONESUCH PRESS) BIBLE. The Holy Bible. London, 1924-27. Five volumes.

Splendid private-press limited edition of the Bible, this copy one of only 75 unnumbered sets on Arnold unbleached rag paper and bound in vellum. A splendid production typeset by Nonesuch founder Francis Meynell, illustrated with five beautifully engraved title pages by Stephen Gooden, and handsomely printed by Frederick Hall at the Oxford University Press. $7500.

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"I LEARN, MORE AND MORE HOW FACTS BECOME TWISTED WITH TIME… THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT STARTED ME WRITING 'THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS'"

LINDBERGH, Charles A. Typed letter signed. Darien, Connecticut, April 21, 1953.

Original 1953 typed letter from Charles Lindbergh to his friend, U.S. Air Services editor Earl Findley, expressing gratitude for Findley's comment on the first serialized installment of "The Spirit of St. Louis" in The Saturday Evening Post; lamenting the fact that facts are often twisted, even by good people; and explaining that, contrary to popular belief, the propeller on his plane was not wooden, signed by Charles Lindbergh. Accompanied by two news service photographs of Charles Lindbergh. $7500.

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“PROFITS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT LOSSES NEVER DO”

LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks. New York, 1940.

Rare first trade edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most flamboyant stock traders, this scarce work featuring the first in-depth explanation of the famed Livermore Formula, his highly successful trading method still in use today, and containing 16 full color charts. $7000.

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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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"FOR THE STRENGTH OF THE PACK IS THE WOLF, AND THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK"

KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. WITH: The Second Jungle Book. London and New York, 1894-95. Two volumes.

First editions of Kipling's classic Jungle Books, "replete with adventure and excitement," handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Bayntun, with original cloth covers and spines bound in. From the library of Eugene Field. $6250.

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IRVING FISHER’S “STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL PH.D. THESIS,” INSCRIBED BY FISHER

FISHER, Irving. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices. New Haven, 1926.

Photo-engraved later printing of Irving Fisher's groundbreaking doctoral dissertation at Yale, presentation copy, with numerous diagrams for the design of a hydraulic mechanism demonstrating equilibrium prices in a multi-market economy, inscribed to an economics professor at UNC: "To Mr. Frank R. Garfield with the compliments of Irving Fisher. January, 1927." $6000.

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“ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT WORKS OF THE 19TH CENTURY”

LIZARS, John. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Edinburgh, 1822-27. Atlas volume only.

First edition of this highly successful medical sourcebook, a collaboration between innovative 19th-century surgeon John Lizars and his artistic brother William Home Lizars, with 101 folio plates of the human body, 15 vividly hand-colored. $6000.

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“OF ALL GREAT HUMAN PRODUCTIONS, I NEVER ADMIRED ANY SO MUCH AS THE INIMITABLE WORKS OF THE IMMORTAL KANT”

(KANT, Immanuel) BECK, James [i.e., Jakob] Sigismund. The Principles of Critical Philosophy. London, Edinburgh and Hamburg, 1797.

First edition in English (published the year after the first German edition) of this introduction to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant by one of his most fervent disciples, Jakob Sigismund Beck. A fine copy, uncut in contemporary boards. $5800.

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“ON ACCOUNT OF THE RIGHTEOUS WOMEN WE WERE REDEEMED FROM EGYPT”

JUDAICA. Orden de las Oraciones de Ros-Asanah y Kipur. Amsterdam, 1717. Together, two volumes.

Early edition of this liturgical publication printed entirely in Spanish for the Sephardim and Marranos of Amsterdam, the first to be published by the renowned Hebrew printer Solomon Proops, very handsomely bound in full contemporary morocco gilt. $5500.

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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 135 of 750 copies signed by Dulac, with 28 wonderful mounted color plates, bound in original vellum-gilt. A beautiful copy. $5200.

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“DESTINED TO REVOLUTIONIZE ARCHITECTURAL THOUGHT”

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Buildings, Plans, and Designs. New York, 1963.

First edition in English of Frank Lloyd Wright's first major publication, number 470A of 2600 copies—a grand portfolio of one hundred large folio plates of Wright's earliest designs, including the Frederick C. Robie house (1909), "the finest of the Prairie houses." $4500.

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"SHAPED THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREE INSTITUTIONS IN THE WEST"

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Democracy in America. London, 1836. Two volumes.

Second ("best") edition in English of the first part of Tocqueville's important and influential analysis of American democracy, one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the 19th century, with folding, color-outlined "Statistical Map of North America," in contemporary calf and marbled boards, most rare and important. $4500.

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"IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE ANY APPOINTMENTS NOW BECAUSE THE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE HAS NOT YET BEEN APPOINTED… I'VE EXPLAINED HOW MATTERS STAND BOTH TO LEO AND TO EINSTEIN"

WEIZMANN, Chaim. Autograph letter signed. Oakwood, London, January 31, 1925.

Wonderful autograph signed letter, dated 1925, from the first president of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, to his ex-fiancee, pathologist Sophia Sonia Getzova, discussing difficulty installing a director at a medical institute and noting discussions about the issue with Albert Einstein. Text in Russian. $4250.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK PUBLISHED BY THE BRONTË SISTERS

(BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily and Anne). Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. London, 1846 [1848].

First edition, second issue (as virtually always), of the Brontës' first published work, in original cloth. Only 39 copies with the first-issue title page were sold; this is one of the remaining 961 copies issued with a cancel title page. $4000.

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MY BOOKHOUSE: AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF CHILDREN’S CLASSICS, IN ORIGINAL PAINTED WOODEN “BOOK HOUSE”

MILLER, Olive Beaupré. My Bookhouse. WITH: My Travelship. Chicago, 1925-27. Altogether nine volumes.

Early printing of the beloved My Bookhouse series, "the first collection of children's literature that was graded to meet the developing needs and abilities of children at different ages," and illustrated by some of the foremost illustrators of the period. This is a complete set of six original volumes, together with the complete three volumes of My Travelship, the two series brought together under one roof in the original publisher's wooden "book house." $3900.

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“THE MOST REMARKABLE PORTRAITS OF ELIZABETH AND HER CONTEMPORARIES”

(ELIZABETH I) CREIGHTON, Mandell. Queen Elizabeth. London, Paris and Edinburgh, 1896.

Early edition, with color frontispiece portrait and 39 illustrations, including 23 steel-engraved plates (one tinted, with many portraits), beautifully bound by Roger de Coverly in full morocco-gilt. $3800.

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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 920 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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HAZLITT’S LIFE OF NAPOLEON, RICHLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED

(NAPOLEON) HAZLITT, William. The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Paris and Boston, 1895. Six volumes.

Limited "Edition de Grand Luxe" of Hazlitt's important biography of Napoleon, number 213 of 500 sets produced, with 39 engraved portraits and scenes—this set richly extra-illustrated with 157 additional plates, in six volumes handsomely bound by Bayntun. $3100.

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WITH 123 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FLOWER LITHOGRAPHS

HARRISON, Joseph. Floricultural Cabinet. London, 1833. Nine volumes.

First nine volumes of the most popular horticultural periodical in 19th-century England, with 123 hand-colored lithographs (two folding) and occasional in-text illustrations and garden plans. $3000.

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“A NECESSARY, PRIMARY SOURCE… IT SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY AND OFTEN”

JOHNSON, Robert Underwood, and BUEL, Clarence Clough. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. New York, 1887-88. Four volumes.

First edition of this essential Civil War reference, composed of narratives of leading military “survivors” (many generals), with hundreds of in-text illustrations (including those of Winslow Homer), maps, plans, and facsimiles. Handsomely bound. $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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"WORKS OF GREAT LEARNING AND RESEARCH"

PLUTARCH. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes. Boston, 1928. Eight volumes.

Limited edition, number 50 of 500 sets printed on fine paper with wide margins, with eight frontispiece photogravures and eight additional photogravures, handsomely bound for the publisher at the Riverside Press. $2600.

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SIGNED BY RICHARD AVEDON

AVEDON, Richard. Autobiography. New York, 1993.

First trade edition of this impressive folio retrospective, boldly signed and dated 1993 by Avedon, containing over 280 full-page and double-page plates in tritone black and white, a fine copy in the original acetate and shipping box. $2200.

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FIRST EDITION OF VAN ALLSBURG’S JUMANJI, SIGNED BY HIM WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF A MONKEY

VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Boston, 1981.

First edition of this winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, signed on the title page by author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg with an original drawing of a monkey. $2200.

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“AS FAMILIAR IN PRESBYTERIAN HOUSEHOLDS AS PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

BIBLE. Brown's Self-Interpreting Bible. London, circa 1900.

Illustrated late Victorian family Bible— the beloved King James text, augmented by John Brown of Haddington’s comprehensive Bible study aids— with 48 plates, beautifully bound. $1850.

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FIRST EDITION OF HAWTHORNE’S HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. House of the Seven Gables. Boston, 1851.

First edition, second printing, of this tale of an early 19th-century household, “solitary, declining, haunted by an ancestral curse,” one of 1969 copies published in April 1851, the same month as the first printing. $1800.

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"FUZZY HAD A BURNING WISH TO BAIT A HOOK AND CATCH A FISH"

WAIN, Louis. Kits and Cats. London, Paris, and New York, 1930.

First edition of this collection of short rhyming stories about cats, all featuring Louis Wain's popular cat illustrations in text, also with a double-page color illustration of cats at play. $1800.

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INSCRIBED BY JIM HENSON (AND BERT AND ERNIE)

(HENSON, Jim) FORD, B.G. Don't Forget the Oatmeal! New York, 1980.

First edition of this combined story and pictorial dictionary of supermarket words featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street muppets, illustrated by Jean Chandler, inscribed on the title page by muppetmaster Jim Henson: "from Jim Henson & Bert & Ernie." $1600.

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"A NAKED ARM SMELLING OF CHANEL NO. 5 SNAKED ROUND HIS NECK…"

FLEMING, Ian. Man With the Golden Gun. London, 1965.

First edition of Fleming’s final Bond novel, published the year after the author’s death, in which 007 travels to Fleming’s beloved Jamaica to neutralize the assassin of the book’s title. $1500.

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FIRST EDITION OF MCCLELLAN’S OWN STORY IN PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO-GILT

MCCLELLAN, George B. McClellan's Own Story. New York, 1887.

First edition of the Civil War memoirs of Lincoln's controversial commander of the Army of the Potomac, with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait, nine illustrations, three full-page maps and a two-page facsimile letter, in publisher's three-quarter morocco with gilt-stamped front board. $1250.

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INSCRIBED BY ANSEL ADAMS TO PIERRE SALINGER’S MOTHER

ADAMS, Ansel and NEWHALL, Nancy. Fiat Lux: The University of California. New York, 1967.

First edition of this centennial history of the University, with more than 100 rich photogravures documenting university life, inscribed on the half title in the year of publication, “For Jehanne and Jerry, Love, Ansel Adams, December 10, 1967.” Accompanied by Virginia and Ansel Adams’ folio-sized 50th wedding anniversary thank you card (1978), containing a brilliant photogravure of his famous “Monolith, the Face of Half Dome,” in original mailing envelope. $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD

CHILD, Julia. In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs. New York, 1995.

First edition of this richly illustrated celebration of American cuisine, with recipes and insights from Julia Child and 26 master chefs, inscribed by her on the title page, "For N— Julia Child," and signed by one of her "master chefs," Dean Fearing, at his featured page. $1200.

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JACKIE ROBINSON'S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MY OWN STORY, 1948

ROBINSON, Jackie and SMITH, Wendell. Jackie Robinson. My Own Story. New York, 1948.

First edition of Robinson's first autobiography, published the year after he broke baseball's color line and faced racist threats on and off the field to be named Rookie of the Year, with Foreword by Branch Rickey and 48 pages of photographic illustrations. $1100.

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WONDERFUL LARGE POP-UP: A CHRISTMAS STORY BY CZECH ARTIST VOJTECH KUBASTA

KUBA?TA, Vojtech. A Christmas Story. London, 1960.

First edition of this didactic but atmospheric tale about a young boy who is moved by the spirit of Christmas and admits to wrongdoing, with delightful, double-page pop-up of the nativity by acclaimed artist and paper engineer Kubasta. $1100.

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BOLDLY SIGNED BY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

CLINTON, Hillary Rodham. Living History. New York, 2003.

First trade edition of Clinton's "chart of her own course through unexplored terrain… [becoming] an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others," boldly signed on a front flyleaf by Hillary Rodham Clinton. $1000.

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"AN ALL-POWERFUL FORCE TO LOOSEN THE FIRM FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH"

(SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE) ZEIGLER, Wilbur Gleason. Story of the Earthquake and Fire. San Francisco, 1906.

First edition of journalist Zeigler’s riveting eyewitness chronicle of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, published in San Francisco the same year, featuring long folding photographic panorama of the city (6-3/4 by 42-inches), with two full-page maps and 93 full-page half-tones from photographs by Strohmeier, Blumberg and others, including two folding panoramas showing the Business District before and after the fire, a splendid copy in original cloth. $850.

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"A IS FOR ALPHABET, MERRY AND GAY, WHICH SPELLS THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY"

(SAALFIELD'S MUSLIN BOOKS). Christmas ABC. New York; Akron, Ohio; Chicago, 1910.

Original classic 1910 Saalfield Muslin Book with pages of rhymes and illustrations for each letter of the alphabet, and a beaming Santa Claus on the bright linen cover—because "X is for Christmas. All children say of the whole round year, it's the happiest day." $500.

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INSCRIBED BY MAYA ANGELOU

ANGELOU, Maya. Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas. New York, 1976.

First edition of the third volume in Angelou's powerful memoir that began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, scarce second printing issued same year as the first, inscribed in the year of publication by her, "Y— W— Joy! Maya Angelou Dec 8 '76." $450.

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE TRIMMER

(MOORE, Clement C.) TRIMMER, George. Night Before Christmas. Chicago, 1958.

Colorful 1958 edition of Moore's cherished Yuletide poem with a rosy-cheeked Santa on the bright cover, featuring full-color wrappers and illustrations by popular artist and illustrator George Trimmer. $350.

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"A PERSONAL, HEARTFELT INTERPRETATION OF KING'S LEGACY, INNOVATIVE AND STIRRING"

RINGGOLD, Faith. My Dream of Martin Luther King. New York, 1995.

First edition of a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by famed African American artist and author, boldly signed in gold ink on the pictorial half title by her, with 26 splendid color illustrations, including the striking image of Dr. King on the original dust jacket. $350.

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