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A MONUMENTAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED: HAVING JUST RECEIVED NEWS OF CONTINUED FRENCH SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FRANKLIN USES THE FUNDS TO OUTFIT LAFAYETTE'S 10,000 TROOPS, WHICH LED TO A TURNING POINT IN THE WAR—THIS LETTER WAS LAST ON THE MARKET AND COVETED 140 YEARS AGO

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Autograph letter signed. Passy, December 22, 1779.

Splendid Benjamin Franklin autograph letter from the Revolutionary War, discussing funds received from France to outfit Lafayette's 10,000 troops, which led to a turning point in the war. Not seen on the market for more than 100 years, a fine, rare, and desirable Franklin letter with excellent content. $62,500.

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“OF THE GREATEST RARITY”

(CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress. Philadelphia, 1774.


First edition, exceedingly rare first expanded issue of the first official Journal of the Continental Congress—the first to contain the Petition to the King and Gage's October 20, 1774 letter—published in Philadelphia by the Bradfords soon after their virtually unobtainable first issue, one of the earliest publications of the American government—"of the greatest rarity"—containing the seminal "Declaration of Rights and Resolves" to the King and Parliament on colonial rights, and featuring the famous woodcut design on the title page that represents the first attempt to create a seal to "represent emblematically a united nation" in America, one of the most fundamental documents of the American Revolution.


$60,000.

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“THE STUDY OF COOK IS THE ILLUMINATION OF ALL DISCOVERY”

(PACIFIC VOYAGES) (COOK, James). Cook's Three Voyages. London, 1773, 1777, 1784. Eight volumes altogether.

Scarce complete set of first editions of Cook's three Pacific voyages, including a first issue of the First Voyage, superbly illustrated with 203 engraved charts, maps and plates, many double-page or folding—including the famous "Death of Captain Cook" plate, drawn by Webber and engraved by Bartolozzi, issued separately and here bound in. A uniformly and very handsomely bound set in eight large quarto volumes. $49,000.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY 1819 WILLIAM BLAKE PENCIL DRAWING FROM HIS FAMOUS "VISIONARY HEADS" SERIES

BLAKE, William. Pencil drawing of Wat Tyler. London, October 30, 1819.

An extraordinary original pencil drawing by William Blake from his famous "Visionary Heads" series, depicting Wat Tyler, leader of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt. The drawing is inscribed by John Varley, Blake's close friend and companion, identifying the subject and date of composition, October 30, 1819, at 1 a.m. This is one of the earliest of Blake's dated "Visionary Heads" drawings. $42,500.

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STAUNTON’S “REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE CLOSE OF THE 18TH CENTURY” (HILL)

STAUNTON, George Leonard. Authentic Account of an Embassy… to China. London, 1797. Three volumes altogether.

First edition of this splendidly detailed description of 18th-century China, with engraved frontispiece portraits of the Emperor Tchien Lung and Lord Macartney, a wonderful full-page engraving of the Camellia and 25 additional in-text engravings, together with the Atlas plate volume containing nine large folding charts—among the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China—and 35 folio engravings by William Alexander. A beautiful copy in splendid calf-gilt. $27,000.

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“THE VICTOR BELONGS TO THE SPOILS”: FIRST ISSUE OFFITZGERALD’S THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED IN RARE DUST JACKET

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

First edition, first issue, of Fitzgerald's scarce second novel, in first-issue dust jacket. $22,500.

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“WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF OUR MUTUAL FRIEND JOHN C. GALL”

RAND, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York, 1957.

First edition of one of the most popular and influential novels of the last half-century, inscribed in the month before publication, “To Kenneth A. Spencer-with the compliments of our mutual friend John C. Gall—Cordially—Ayn Rand 9/17/57.” $22,000.

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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.

First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most flamboyant stock traders, 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. A stunning copy in extremely scarce unrestored original dust jacket. $20,000.

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SIGNED AND DATED BY EINSTEIN IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION, SCARCE 1950 EDITION OF MEANING OF RELATIVITY, 1950, WITH THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF HIS NEW GENERALIZED THEORY OF GRAVITATION, HAILED ON PUBLICATION AS “A MASTER KEY TO UNIVERSE” (NEW YORK TIMES)

EINSTEIN, Albert. The Meaning of Relativity. Princeton, 1950.

Third edition, containing the first publication of Einstein's new Generalized Theory of Gravitation (Appendix II), with substantial revisions to his quest for a unified theory that were viewed on publication as ranking "with the original appearance of the theory of relativity as a milestone of scientific achievement" (New York Times), an exceedingly scarce copy signed and dated by Einstein in the year of publication, "A. Einstein. 50." An exceptionally fine copy. $19,500.

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“AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD”

PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Caius. The Historie of the World. London: 1601. Two volumes bound in one.

First edition in English, translated by Philemon Holland, of Pliny's Natural History—"of exceptional importance in the tradition and diffusion of Western culture"—with Shakespeare "clearly drawing upon Pliny's History as translated by Holland," a splendid folio volume with woodcut-engraved title pages and engraved initials and borders throughout, beautifully bound. $18,500.

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1753 FOLIO EDITION OF CAESAR’S COMMENTARIES, “BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED AND RICHLY ADORNED,” WITH FAMOUS BULL PLATE

(CAESAR, Julius). DUNCAN, William. The Commentaries. London, 1753.

First edition of Duncan’s famous translation of Caesar’s Commentaries, sumptuously illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Caesar, six double-page maps, and 78 splendid plans and plates (most double-page). This copy with the famed double-page bull plate, often not present. An excellent, wide-margined copy, beautifully bound. $18,500.

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“THE OLDEST EXTANT DOCUMENT OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY”

PLATO. Plato His Apology of Socrates and Phaedo. London, 1675.

First edition in English of Plato's defense of Socrates and his record of Socrates' prison-cell discourse on the immortality of the soul, with engraved frontispiece depicting Socrates accepting his cup of hemlock. Considered the best introduction to Western philosophy. $18,500.

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“THE FIRST FLIGHT OF A FINE WRITING TALENT”: SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF STEINBECK’S SECOND BOOK, PASTURES OF HEAVEN

STEINBECK, John. The Pastures of Heaven. New York, 1932.

First edition, first issue, one of a scant 650 copies sold, of Steinbeck’s lyrical and incisive portrait of the verdant heart of California and its people—“points the way to most of his subsequent writing”—in scarce original dust jacket. $18,000.

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THE LAST CIVIL WAR STATEHOOD FLAG

(WEST VIRGINIA). 35-star US flag. No place, 1863.

35-star American parade flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, in a handsome window frame. $18,000.

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WITH 19 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND

SPILSBURY, Francis B. Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria. London, 1803.

First edition of English naval surgeon Francis Spilsbury's account of his travels in the Holy Land and Syria during the Napoleonic campaigns there, with 19 finely hand-colored folio aquatint views. $17,500.

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WITH NINE BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO DRY-POINT ETCHINGS PRINTED IN COLOR, EACH SIGNED BY DALI

DALI, Salvador (MILTON, John). Le Paradis Terrestre. Paris, 1974.

Signed limited edition, number 170 of only 225 copies on Lana handmade paper, with nine lovely drypoint etchings depicting images from Book IV of John Milton's Paradise Lost, finely printed in color and each boldly signed by Dalí. $17,500.

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“IT IS MY BUSINESS TO KNOW WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DON’T KNOW”

CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: Memoirs. London, 1892, 1894. Together, two volumes.

First editions in book form of these classic stories starring literature's most famous detective, illustrated by Sidney Paget, with a laid-in autograph signed letter entirely in Conan Doyle's hand asking the recipient to pass on his acceptance of the Newcastle mayor's invitation to come for a visit. $17,000.

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“THE HARVEST OF A GAZE TRAINED ON WONDER”

(CHAGALL, Marc) CAIN, Julien and SORLIER, Charles. The Lithographs of Marc Chagall. Monte Carlo, New York, Boston, 1960-86. Six volumes.

Mixed first French, German and English editions of all six volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s lithographs, richly illustrated with 28 original lithographs (including the dust jackets). Volume I inscribed, “To Shirlyy [sic] and Jack Mandel, Marc Chagall, N.Y. 1963.” $17,000.

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"REVEALS AN ACCURACY FAR BEYOND ANYTHING THAT HAD YET BEEN PUBLISHED IN ANATOMICAL WORKS"

SIBSON, Francis. Medical Anatomy. London, 1869.

First edition of Sibson's splendid anatomy, with 21 lovely hand-colored folio lithographs by Hullmandel after drawings by William Fairland depicting the internal organs within the frame of the male and female torso—seen from front, sides and back—with plates 19 through 21 and the accompanying text notably describing the movements, structure and sounds of the heart. Beautifully bound. $16,500.

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“WHETHER I SHALL TURN OUT TO BE THE HERO OF MY OWN LIFE….”

DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield. London, May 1849 to November 1850.

Scarce first edition in the original parts of Dickens' "largely autobiographic" masterpiece, with additional vignette title-page, frontispiece and 38 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"). $16,500.

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

MONTAIGNE. Essayes Written in French. London, 1613.

Second edition in English of Montaigne’s seminal masterpiece, with the important Elizabethan translation of John Florio used by Shakespeare as a source for The Tempest (circa 1611), a work profoundly influenced by Lucretius, who is quoted almost a hundred times in the work, a splendid folio volume in contemporary calf boards. $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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“ONE OF THE FIRST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL OF ENGLISH NOVELS”

FIELDING, Henry. The History of Tom Jones. London, 1749. Six volumes.

First edition, first issue of Fielding's mock-heroic "milestone in the development of the English novel" (An English Library, 21), one of a first printing of only 2000 copies, a lovely and desirable copy in contemporary calf-gilt. $15,000.

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"ANYONE CARE FOR A FUZZY BABY?"

SCHULZ, Charles M. Original large sketches of Charlie Brown, signed, and Snoopy, Lucy, and Linus. No place, circa late 1950s.

Four exceptional large 1950s original drawings by Charles Schulz of Peanuts favorites Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and Charlie Brown (holding a bonnet-wearing Snoopy), the last captioned and signed by Schulz. $12,500.

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"AN ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THE FIRST CLASS"

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

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

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INSCRIBED BY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom. New York, 1958. First edition of Dr. King's first book, an account of the Montgomery bus strike, boldly inscribed by the civil rights leader, "Best Wishes, Martin Luther King, Jr." (dated "9/13/58" in another hand). $12,500.

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“THE ORIGIN OF MODERN IDEAS OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY”

(LOCKE, John). Some Thoughts Concerning Education. London, 1693.

First edition of Locke's influential treatise, anonymously issued, considered "integral to the corpus of Locke's work, for it undertakes the practical formation of the view of man deployed in his theoretical writings," a splendid copy handsomely bound. $12,000.

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“ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS ON THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE HOLY LAND”

FULLER, Thomas. Pisgah-Sight of Palestine. London, 1650.

First edition of this classic work, with engraved title page, engraved armorial plate, large detailed folding map of Palestine on two sheets, 20 double-page maps—including one of Jerusalem—and seven double-page plates. $11,500.

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“FROM A MOUSE TO A MAN”

STEINBECK, John. Of Mice and Men. New York, 1937.

First edition, third printing, published the same year as the first, of Steinbeck's "beautifully written [and] marvelous picture of the tragedy of loneliness" (Eleanor Roosevelt), wonderfully inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a close friend and fellow author Dr. Thaddeus St. Martin and his wife Gladys: "For the St. Martins after a very beautiful afternoon, from a mouse to a man, John Steinbeck." Accompanied by an autograph note signed by Steinbeck to Dr. St. Martin and his wife, penned on Dr. St. Martin's prescription slip. $10,200.

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“THAT MUSICAL CRYSTAL-CLEAR STYLE, BLOWN LIKE GLASS FROM THE WHITE-HEAT OF VIOLENCE”

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York, 1929.

First trade edition, first issue, of the novel that “placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters,” in scarce first issue dust jacket. $9500.

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RARE LES MISTÈRES D’ISIS, 1801, THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE FULL SCORE OF MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Misteres d"Isis. Paris, 1801.

First appearance in any form of the full score of Mozart’s Magic Flute, fully engraved. $9500.

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SIGNED BY 11 MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN IN 1775

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION). Minutemen document signed. Newbury [Massachusetts], April 11, 1775.

Very scarce and desirable receipt signed by 11 minutemen in Newbury, Massachusetts, on April 11, 1775, an intriguing artifact of the Revolutionary War era. $9200.

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

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

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

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1794 AMERICAN EDITION OF JEFFERSON’S NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION TO INCLUDE A MAP

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. Philadelphia: 1794.

Second American edition of the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, with large folding map of Virginia by Samuel Lewis (not issued with the first American edition) and folding chart listing Indian tribes, in contemporary American sheep binding. $9000.

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“HEAVENLY CHAOS”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF VAUGHAN’S HISTORY OF MAGIC, MAGIA ADAMICA, 1650, PUBLISHED UNDER HIS PSEUDONYM, EUGENIUS PHILALETHES, TOGETHER IN ONE VOLUME WITH RARE FIRST EDITION OF HIS MA’N-MOUSE, 1650, REFUTING CHARGES OF ILL-FOUNDED ALCHEMY

PHILALETHES, Eugenius (pseudonym of VAUGHAN, Thomas). Magia Adamica. WITH: Ma’n-Mouse. London, 1650. Together in one volume.

First edition of Eugenius Philalethes’ (Thomas Vaughan’s) rare history of magic—Vaughan “is never more erudite than here” (Henderson)—together in one volume with the rare first edition of the same year’s Ma’n-Mouse, Vaughan’s angry response to charges of delusional alchemy, two major works by the controversial 17th-century thinker who influenced 19th-century occultists and is recently seen as expressive of “the Vitalist movement of the 1650s and early modern advances in chemistry” (Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature). Beautifully bound. $9000.

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“A DISTINCTIVE INTERPRETATION AS WELL AS A PRICELESS DOCUMENT”: CHANGING NEW YORK, INSCRIBED BY BERENICE ABBOTT

ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York, 1939.

First edition of Abbott's landmark photo-essay on New York City, inscribed by Abbott, "For J— and E— with warmest regards Berenice Abbott Blanchard Maine August '67," featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display "the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger). $9000.

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EXCEPTIONAL FIRST PUBLICATION OF TURING’S GROUND-BREAKING DOCTORAL THESIS ON LOGIC

TURING, A.M. Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals IN: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. London, 1939.

First publication of Turing's critically important PhD thesis presenting the possibility of avoiding Gödel's incompleteness theorem by introducing systems of logic obtained from one another by transfinite iteration. $8800.

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THE WORKS OF JULES VERNE, WITH FIVE HAND-COLORED PLATES

VERNE, Jules. Works. New York and London, 1911. Fifteen volumes.

Handsomely bound Prince of Wales edition, number 48 of only 500 sets produced, of the French master’s works, with hand-colored limitation page portrait in Volume I, frontispiece portrait of Verne in Volume XV, four color plates, and 40 tinted and monochrome plates, handsomely bound. $8500.

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“THE CLEAREST OF ALL EXPOSITIONS OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY” (PMM): RARE 1791 EDITION OF PAINE’S RIGHTS OF MAN

PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man. London, 1791.

1791 second edition, first issue, of Part I of Paine's Rights of Man, printed only days after the first edition, with publisher J.S. Jordan quickly issuing this edition after the Johnson original edition was immediately suppressed. One of Paine's most important, influential, and bestselling works, Rights of Man resulted in the prosecution in England of Paine, his publishers and booksellers, forcing Paine to flee to France. A handsome copy with an early British provenance. $8500.

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“FIRST ATTEMPT AT A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA”

VENEGAS, Miguel. A Natural and Civil History of California. London, 1759. Two volumes.

First edition in English of the “first attempt at a history of California” and an essential resource “regarding the original condition of the Indians of any part of North America,” published only a year after the first edition in Spanish, with engraved folding map of California, engraved frontispiece in each volume, and two copper-engraved plates of native life, which “appear to have been issued with but few copies” (Cowan, 238, 639), in handsome contemporary calf bindings. $8500.

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FIRST EDITION OF A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON, INSCRIBED BY MICHAEL BOND

BOND, Michael. Bear Called Paddington. London, 1958. Scarce first edition of readers’ introduction to “a very rare sort of bear” from the heart of darkest Peru, inscribed by the author on title page, “To David, with all good wishes, Michael Bond, 7th December 2010.” $8200.

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CHURCHILL’S IMPORTANT SECOND BOOK, THE RIVER WAR, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL CLOTH

CHURCHILL, Winston. The River War. London, 1899. Two volumes.

First edition, first printing, of Churchill's rare second book, in original cloth. $8200.

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“ONE OF THE FINEST SCIENTIFIC TRAVEL BOOKS EVER WRITTEN”

WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Malay Archipelago. London, 1869. Two volumes.

First edition of Wallace's classic account of his journey to the Malay Archipelago, "on the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). $7800.

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“AFTER SHAKESPEARE AND CHAUCER, JOHN MILTON IS THE MOST EMINENT POET IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”

MILTON, John. Poems, &c. Upon Several Occasions. London, 1673.

First expanded edition of Milton's Poems, initially printed in 1645, this second edition published only one year before his death and "doubtless authorized by Milton," with over 40 poems "printed here for the first time," including the first printing of Sonnet XVI, the first sonnet to refer to Milton's blindness, especially memorable for its oft-quoted final line—"They also serve who only stand and waite"—beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Pratt. From the renowned collection of Arthur A. Houghton. $7500.

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WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS PRINTED IN COLOR, EACH BOLDLY SIGNED BY DALI

DALI, Salvador. Triomphe de l'Amour. San Francisco, 1978.

Signed limited edition, number 76 of only 150 copies on Arches handmade paper for the international market, with two very large and beautiful lithographs from original paintings by Dalí, finely printed in color and each boldly signed in pencil by Dalí. $7500.

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“OF CARDINAL IMPORTANCE FOR ITS INFLUENCE ON THE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND THOUGHT”

BIBLE. The Bible, Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke. London, 1592.

Late 16th-century Geneva Bible, with beautiful, ornate woodcut title pages, in contemporary calf gilt. $7500.

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INSCRIBED BY IRVING FISHER

FISHER, Irving. Stock Market Crash. New York, 1930.

First edition of Fisher's important work tracing the causes and the immediate aftermath of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, inscribed by him, "Compliments of Irving Fisher," in original dust jacket. $7500.

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“A FULL, BUSTLING LIVE BOOK”: FIRST EDITION OF VIRGINIA WOOLF’S THE YEARS

WOOLF, Virginia. Years. London, 1937.

First edition of the most ambitious and successful of Woolf's later novels, often viewed as her masterpiece. A beautiful copy. $7200.

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“THE MAN WITHOUT DISGUISE OR AFFECTATION”

CICERO (WEBBE, Joseph, translator). The Familiar Epistles. London, 1620.

First edition of the very scarce first complete translation into English of all 16 books of Cicero's familiar epistles, with engraved title page. From the library of Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover and fifth son of King George III, with his distinctive red library stamp on the verso of the title page. $7200.

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

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

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VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER’S THE RED ROVER, PUBLISHED IN PARIS DURING HIS SOJOURN THERE

(COOPER, James Fenimore). The Red Rover. Paris, 1827. Three volumes.

First edition, published in Paris during Cooper's extended visit to France, preceding both the English and American editions, of Cooper’s eighth novel, a maritime adventure, handsomely bound. $6800.

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"TO BARBARA—WHO UNDERSTANDS THE SPIRIT OF THIS STORY"

RAND, Ayn. Anthem. Los Angeles, California, 1946.

First American edition, second issue, of Ayn Rand's powerful anti-Collectivist novella, inscribed on the title page to her biographer, Barbara Weidman Branden, the wife of Ayn Rand's lover and intellectual heir, Nathaniel Branden: "To Barbara—who understands the spirit of this story—Ayn. June 21, 1950," with Barbara Branden's title page owner signature. $6500.

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INSCRIBED BY AYN RAND

RAND, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Indianapolis and New York, 1943.

Later printing, presentation copy, of Rand’s best-selling and unforgettable celebration of the individual spirit, likely inscribed to Pilar Capuletti, Rand's friend and the wife of her favorite artist: "To Pilar—who has proved that she will deserve this book—with my best wishes for your future—Ayn. April 27, 1956." $6500.

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

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

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"THE EARLIEST AND THE MOST IMPORTANT AQUATINT BOOK PUBLISHED ON CANADA"

(CANADA) HERIOT, George. Travels Through the Canadas. London, 1807.

First edition of one of the most important and beautifully illustrated accounts of North America, splendidly illustrated with folding aquatint frontispiece view of Quebec, 26 hand-tinted aquatint plates (five folding), and a folding hand-colored map of the St. Lawrence River region. Handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $6000.

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SPLENDID COLLECTION OF SIX EXQUISITE COSWAY-STYLE PORTRAITS

BINDING. Collection of six Cosway-style portraits. Bath, 1940.

Wonderful collection of six Cosway-style portraits of literary luminaries: Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Burns, Bacon, and Ruskin, housed in handsome matching morocco cases. $5800.

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BOLDLY SIGNED BY ANDREW JACKSON AS PRESIDENT

JACKSON, Andrew. Ship's papers signed. Plymouth, Massachusetts, November 9, 1836.

Original ship’s passport, vetting the ship Charles of Kingston for departure from Plymouth, boldly signed by President Andrew Jackson, countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth, with two engraved maritime images. $5800.

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INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, John. Butcher's Crossing. New York, 1960.

First edition of Williams' scarce second novel, inscribed in the year of publication: "March 14, 1960. To Martin, from Margurite. Best wishes of the author, John Williams." $5500.

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“MANY SHALL BE RESTORED THAT ARE NOW FALLEN AND MANY SHALL FALL THAT ARE NOW IN HONOR”

GRAHAM, Benjamin. Security Analysis. New York and London, 1934.

First edition, sixth printing, of Graham's seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. $5200.

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

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

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

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“STILL CONSIDERED A TREASURE OF ERUDITION”: ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF THE ROMAN CAESARS AND EMPERORS—THE BARON NORTHWICK COPY

TRISTAN DE SAINT-AMANT, Jean. Commentaires Historiques. Paris, 1644. Three volumes.

First edition of this French history of the Roman Emperors and Caesars, with engraved portrait of the author by Jeremias Falck, three engraved plates by Jean Picart (two folding, one double-page), and hundreds of Greek and Latin medallions, cameos and coins engraved in the text. The copy of Baron Northwick, with his engraved armorial bookplate, three folio volumes in splendid 18th-century French full morocco-gilt. $5200.

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“A LESSON LEARNED, A PRINCIPLE PROVED, OR AN OLD TRUTH EMPHASIZED”

EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years. Garden City, 1963-65. Together, two volumes.

Limited first editions of Eisenhower’s presidential memoirs, each volume one of only 1500 copies but unnumbered out of series, with Volume I warmly inscribed on the half title: "For Mrs. Elizabeth Graham with the affectionate regard of her devoted friends—and Merry Christmas! Mamie D. and Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1963," and inscribed by Eisenhower on a specially designed bookplate mounted on the half title of Volume II: "Merry Christmas—and affectionate regard Mamie Doud and Dwight D. Eisenhower." $4600.

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SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Democratic Book 1936. No place, 1936.

Signed limited first edition, number 686 of an unknown limitation signed by President Roosevelt, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. $4500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PHOTOBOOKS EVER PUBLISHED”: FIRST EDITION OF HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES, 1890

RIIS, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives. Studies Among the Tenements of New York. New York, 1890.

First edition of this pioneering work by Riis—"the first photographer to use the power of the image as a tool for reform"—with over 45 illustrations, including 18 halftone photographic images and numerous line drawings, most based on photographs by Riis, in original pictorial boards. $4500.

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“THE MOST FLOURISHING AND INTERESTING SECTION OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL EMPIRE”

(CANADA) BOUCHETTE, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America. WITH: A Topographical Dictionary of… Lower Canada. London, 1832. Together, three volumes.

Expanded second edition of Bouchette's important illustrated survey of Canada, with frontispiece portrait, 19 aquatint and lithographic views, including a lovely double-page prospect of Montreal, and 11 maps and plans, including a folding plan of Halifax Harbor—presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper: "a testimonial of esteem and regard from one of the Author's sons, R.S.M. Bouchette, Washington, July 26th, 1839." Together with a first edition of Bouchette's Topographical Dictionary, issued to coincide with the release of the revised edition of The British Dominions in North America, three quarto volumes handsomely bound in contemporary morocco. $4500.

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"IF THEY WANT PEACE AND PLENTY AND FREEDOM, THEY WILL SWEEP ASIDE YOUR MANAGERS AND MANAGERIAL INSTITUTIONS AND ANYTHING AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT STAND IN THEIR WAY"

BURNHAM, James. The Managerial Revolution. New York, 1941.

First edition of this work warning about the end of the capitalism and the rise of bureaucracy in the form of despotic rule by managers. $3600.

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“THE PROBLEM OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE, DISPUTED FOR 300 YEARS, WAS SOLVED”

M'CLURE, R[OBERT]. Discovery of the North-West Passage. London, 1856.

First edition of McClure's harrowing account of the HMS Investigator's dramatic discovery of "the fabled North West Passage, sought by British seamen for nearly 300 years," with folding color map and four full-page tinted lithographs (including frontispiece), in original cloth. $3500.

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SIGNED BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

WALLACE, David Foster. Infinite Jest. Boston, 1996. First edition of Wallace’s epic postmodern satire—“jubilantly anecdotal, winkingly sardonic” (New York Times)—in scarce first-issue dust jacket, boldly signed on the title page by the author, who has crossed through his printed name. $3200.

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“HE MORE THAN ANYONE RENOVATED THE LANGUAGE OF FICTION” (J.M. COETZEE)

BORGES, Jorge Luis. The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969. New York, 1970.

First American edition of this renowned collection of Borges' short stories, inscribed and signed by Borges on the half title: "To Alceita, our collaborator and benefactor—Most cordially. Jorge Borges," and additionally signed by the translator: "Norman Thomas di G.[iovanni]." $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY ROBERT KENNEDY

KENNEDY, Robert. Just Friends and Brave Enemies. New York, 1962.

First edition, inscribed by Robert Kennedy, "For Deke, With respect and best wishes from his friend—Bob Kennedy." Recipient Cartha "Deke" DeLoach was deputy associate director of the FBI, the third-highest ranking position behind only J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson. $3000.

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"WORKING ON THIS BOOK, I SEE QUITE HOW MUCH I HAVE DONE"

HOCKNEY, David. Bigger Book. Cologne, 2016.

Signed limited first edition, one of 9000 copies (out of a total of 10,000) signed by David Hockney, of this stunning monograph, with over 200 full-page illustrations and 13 fold-out illustrations. With its own bookstand, designed by Marc Newson. $2500.

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INSCRIBED BY HENRY GREEN

(YORKE, Henry) GREEN, Henry. Concluding. London, 1948.

First edition of Green's critically praised futuristic novel, issued the same year as Orwell's 1984, the novel Green considered his best work, inscribed by him the year after publication, "To M— From me. 13/10/49." $2200.

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“PART SHOCKING REALITY, PART FEVERISH DREAM”: A SPORT AND A PASTIME, SIGNED BY JAMES SALTER

SALTER, James. Sport and a Pastime. Garden City, 1967.

First edition of the award-winning writer's intensely erotic third novel, signed by Salter on the title page. $2000.

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"A STUNNING DOCUMENT OF DYLAN BREAKING THROUGH TO SUPERSTARDOM"

(DYLAN, Bob) KRAMER, Daniel. Bob Dylan—A Year and a Day. Cologne, 2016.

Limited "Art Edition," one of only 200 copies (out of a total of 1965 copies) signed by photographer Daniel Kramer and with an original gelatin silver print signed and numbered by Kramer. $2000.

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CHURCHILL’S MY AFRICAN JOURNEY, 1908

CHURCHILL, Winston. My African Journey. London, 1908.

First edition of this early Churchill travelogue, with three color-outlined maps (one folding, two full page), photographic frontispiece, and over 60 illustrations, many from photographs taken by Churchill, in bright original cloth. $1800.

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