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“ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS”

HERBERT, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia and New York, (1965).

First edition, in first-state dust jacket, of the first science fiction novel to win both the Hugo and Nebula awards, “an imaginative tour de force” (Anatomy of Wonder). $9000.

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“SHOULDER STRAP” SET OF CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, PUBLISHED BY MARK TWAIN

GRANT, Ulysses S. Shoulder Strap Set. New York, 1885-1890. Ten volumes altogether.

Complete Shoulder Strap set of seven Civil War histories printed by Twain’s publishing house in its short-lived but impressive decade of operation, featuring Grant’s Memoirs (1885-6), McClellan’s Own Story (1887), Crawford’s Genesis of the Civil War (1887), Custer’s Tenting on the Plains (1889), Hancock’s Reminiscences (1887), Sheridan’s Personal Memoirs (1888) and Sherman’s Memoirs (1892), each volume with the trademark gilt-decorated “shoulder strap” on the spine.

$8200.

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

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The 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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“THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT”

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1796. Three volumes.

Early edition of Smith's magnum opus, a fine copy in handsome contemporary tree calf gilt. $6500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE SHINING, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING


KING, Stephen. Shining. Garden City, 1977.

First edition of King's third novel, "a masterwork, a bold product of an original vision," boldly inscribed by King, "For C— C— With all best—Steve King, October 13, 1978," an especially handsome copy. $6500.

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WITH 24 FINE HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS BY CLARK

CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. (JARVIS, Charles, translator). Don Quixote de la Mancha. London, 1819. Four volumes.

Jarvis’ esteemed translation of Don Quixote, illustrated with 24 exquisite hand-colored aquatint engravings by J. Clark designed expressly for this edition. Handsomely bound by Larkins. $5500.

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SIGNED BY JAMES JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Anna Livia Plurabelle. New York, 1928.

The first separate publication of the centerpiece and most beautiful segment of Finnegans Wake, number 708 of only 800 copies signed by Joyce, a lovely copy in original gilt-stamped cloth. $5000.

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“THE WHOLE CONTOUR OF THE CHILD’S HIDDEN WORLD”

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Child"s Garden of Verses. London, 1885.

First edition of Stevenson’s delightful and influential book of children’s verse, “the first sizable group of poems to… capture a child’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder and intense enjoyment of experience.” $5000.

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“UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE GREAT FIGURES IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL”

STAGG, Amos Alonzo and WILLIAMS, Henry L. Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football. Hartford, Connecticut, 1893.

Scarce first edition of one of the first and most important works on American football, with numerous play diagrams, inscribed by the author to noted Yale football coach Robert Hall: "To Robert A. Hall—Kindest regards and many good wishes from Amos Alonzo Stagg." $4800.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND LIMITED EDITION OF BURNS’ WORKS

BURNS, Robert. Complete Works. Edinburgh, 1896-97. Four volumes in eight.

Centenary Library edition, number 20 of only 750 sets numbered and signed by the publisher, beautifully bound in elaborately gilt morocco. $4800.

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“PARAMOUNT IN THE CRITICAL METHOD OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY”

KANT, Immanuel. Critick of Pure Reason. London, 1838.

First edition in English of Kant’s major work, representing the “full maturity” of his philosophical thought. $4700.

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“ALL THE GLORIES OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH I”

(RALEIGH, Walter). The History of the World. London, 1628.

Early edition (1628) of Raleigh’s important and influential history, with splendid engraved allegorical frontispiece and eight double-page engraved maps and plans, handsomely bound. $4600.

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“THE MOST NOTORIOUS PRISON AFTER ANDERSONVILLE”

[FISHER, Captain Robert J.]. Officers of the United States, Army and Navy, Prisoners of War. Cincinnati, 1864.

Handsome engraved broadside listing officers imprisoned at Libby Prison in Richmond, “the most notorious prison after Andersonville” (Boatner, 482). $4500.

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“A DEATHLESS NICHE IN THE TEMPLE OF FAME”

DICKENS, Charles. Works. New York, circa 1900. Twenty volumes.

“National Library Edition” of Dickens’ works, illustrated with nearly 200 black-and-white plates, handsomely bound. $4500.

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WITH 64 BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS OF VATICAN ECCLESIASTICAL VESTMENTS AND MILITARY COSTUME

(COSTUME). Costumi Religiosi. Rome, circa 1830.

Beautiful early 19th-century collection of 64 vibrantly hand-colored engraved plates depicting early liturgical, administrative and military garb at the Vatican. $4500.

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ONE OF THE EARLIEST AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNTS OF THE FUR TRADE: FIRST EDITION OF LONG’S 1791 VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF AN INDIAN INTERPRETER

LONG, John. Voyages and Travels of An Indian Interpreter and Trader. London, 1791.

First edition of this “most faithful picture of the life and manners of the Indian and Canadian traders,” with engraved folding map depicting the territories of southern Canada and the Great Lakes. $4500.

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THE SHAPLEY VALUE

(SHAPLEY, Lloyd; VON NEUMANN, John, et al.) KUHN, H.W.; TUCKER, A.W.; LUCE, R.D.; DRESHER, M.; WOLFE, P. (Editors). Contributions to the Theory of Games. Volumes I-IV. Princeton, 1950, 1953, 1957, 1959. Four volumes.

First editions of the complete run of this important Game Theory journal, with significant contributions from Lloyd Shapley, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics, including his landmark 1953 paper “A Value for n-person Games.” Also with contributions by Von Neumann, Gale, Harsanyi and others who have been instrumental in shaping Game Theory since its inception. $4500.

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“A PROSE EPIC, TEEMING WITH COLORFUL SCENES”

(FRENCH REVOLUTION) CARLYLE, Thomas. French Revolution: A History. London, 1837. Three volumes.

First edition of this classic history of the French Revolution, a major influence on Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, handsomely bound in calf-gilt by Henderson & Bisset of Edinburgh. $4500.

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ONE OF THE CENTRAL THEORIES OF CORPORATE FINANCE

MODIGLIANI, Franco and MILLER, Merton Howard. The Cost of Capital, Corporation Finance and the Theory of Investment. IN: American Economic Review. Menasha, Wisconsin, June, 1958.

First printing of Nobel Prize-winner Franco Modigliani and Nobel Prize-winner Merton Miller's landmark theory of corporate finance. $4500.

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“AN EPOCH IN THE HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE” OF CHEMISTRY: FIRST EDITION OF THE PIONEERING FIRST VOLUME OF PRIESTLEY’S EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS, 1774, FROM THE LIBRARY OF NOBEL LAUREATE GEORGE WALD

(WALD, George) PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Experiments and Observations. London, 1774.

First edition of the initial volume in this monumental work by a “father of modern chemistry,” the copy of Nobel laureate and renowned biochemist George Wald, signed and dated by him, complete with two copper-engraved folding plates, highly desirable in contemporary calf. $4500.

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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 174B 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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“WELCOME TO THE WEIRD WEST!”: GUNSLINGER 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 D— Welcome to the weird west! Stephen King, 7/17/82," with five full-page color illustrations, color endpapers and vignettes by acclaimed fantasy artist Michael Whelan, a splendid copy. $4500.

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“WITH LOVE FROM GRANDMÈRE (ELEANOR ROOSEVELT)”

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. On My Own. New York, 1958.

First edition, early printing, an exceedingly scarce presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title at Christmas in the year of publication by the First Lady to her grandson, Franklin D. Roosevelt III, “For Franklin III, with love from Grandmère (Eleanor Roosevelt ), Xmas 1958.” $4200.

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WINSOR’S LANDMARK HISTORY OF AMERICA

WINSOR, Justin, editor. Narrative and Critical History of America. Boston and New York, 1889. Eight volumes bound in 16.

Limited large-paper edition, number 279 of only 550 sets of this monumental illustrated historical survey of the American continents, 16 large volumes in handsome publisher’s morocco. $4200.

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"THE PROGRESS OF BRAZIL FROM ITS FEEBLE BEGINNINGS, TO THE IMPORTANCE WHICH IT NOW POSSESSES"

SOUTHEY, Robert. History of Brazil. London, 1822, 1817, 1819. Three volumes.

Mixed first and second edition set of Southey's early and influential history of Brazil, with large engraved folding map. $4200.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND AND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THE PICKWICK PAPERS

DICKENS, Charles. Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London, 1836-37.

First book edition, mixed first and early issue, of one of Dickens’ greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, extra-illustrated with a complete suite of 32 engraved plates, most by Thomas Onwyn (who has signed many of the plates as "Sam Weller"), handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Zaehnsdorf. $4200.

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“POOR PEOPLE GET PASSED BY”

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret and CALDWELL, Erskine. You Have Seen Their Faces. New York, 1937.

Scarce soft-bound Modern Age edition (published same year as cloth-bound first), inscribed on the half title, “For Mr. Jack Meike, Cordially Margaret Bourke-White,” a pioneering classic with 75 deep photogravures of the Dust Bowl by Bourke-White and text by novelist Erskine Caldwell. $4200.

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FIRST EDITION OF NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUS

HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Nights with Uncle Remus. Boston, 1883. First edition of the second book of Uncle Remus stories, illustrated with frontispiece and 19 plates by Frederick Church. $4000.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURCHETT’S NAVAL HISTORY, 1720, WITH NINE DOUBLE-PAGE MAPS BY HERMAN MOLL, IN HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY BINDING

BURCHETT, Josiah. A Complete History of the Most Remarkable Transactions at Sea. London, 1720.

First edition, with engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the author by Vertue and nine double-page maps by famous Dutch mapmaker Herman Moll, bound in handsome contemporary calf. $4000.

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

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

Limited first edition, number 102 of only 315 large-paper copies, illustrated with 19 plates (11 in color) and a folding map. $4000.

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“THAT’S SOME CATCH, THAT CATCH-22”

HELLER, Joseph. Catch-22. New York, 1961.

First edition, first printing, of Heller’s extraordinary first novel whose title has come to define an unwinnable situation— an “explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant book.” $3800.

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“THE MOTHER OF THE ENGLISH 19TH-CENTURY NOVEL”

AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London and New York, 1895-97. Late Victorian edition of Austen’s beloved books, with numerous illustrations, beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere. $3800.

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“FOR THOSE… WHO FIND IN SIMPLICITY A SUBTLE STRANGENESS”

WILDE, Oscar. Happy Prince and Other Tales. London, 1888.

Rare first trade edition, one of 1000 copies printed, with original Japanese vellum pictorial boards bound in, handsomely bound in full morocco. $3800.

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“ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE PICTURES OF EASTERN MANNERS EXTANT”

RUSSELL, Alexander. Natural History of Aleppo. London, 1794. Two volumes.

Second and "best" edition of this comprehensive documentary of 18th-century life in Aleppo, Syria, and the effects of the plague of 1741. Revised and expanded by Patrick Russell, it is illustrated with 19 finely engraved plates (six folding) of people, flora and fauna, and a topographical plan of the city. $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 "To John F. Jackson with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover. Dec. 1950." $3800.

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ILLUSTRATED MAMMALS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, HANDSOMELY BOUND FOLIOS

MILLAIS, John Guille. The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1904. Three volumes.

Limited first edition, number 275 of 1025 copies, copiously illustrated with over 240 plates, 62 of which are in color. Three large folio volumes handsomely bound by Morrell. $3800.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION SET OF SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS

SHAKESPEARE. Works. London, circa 1900. Ten volumes bound in twenty.

Edition de Luxe of Shakespeare’s Works, number 54 of 1000 sets produced, beautifully illustrated with hand-colored frontispieces and numerous plates in each volume, very handsomely bound. $3800.

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“A PHOTOGRAPH IS A SECRET ABOUT A SECRET”

ARBUS, Diane. Diane Arbus. Millerton, New York, 1972.

First edition, scarce first printing of this highly influential photobook of Arbus’ work, with 80 finely screened black-and-white photogravure plates, images “at once pitiless and engaged, tough and surprisingly tender… with the power to provoke and disturb” (Roth), in original dust jacket. $3800.

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NICOLAY AND HAY’S MONUMENTAL ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF LINCOLN

NICOLAY, John G. and HAY, John. Abraham Lincoln: A History. New York, 1914. Ten volumes.

“Sponsor’s” edition of this magisterial biography, number 58 of an unknown limitation, with ten frontispiece portraits of Lincoln, numerous maps and diagrams and over 300 wood-engraved illustrations, mostly portraits of dignitaries—many produced from Matthew Brady photographs. $3600.

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WITH 40 SPLENDID HAND-COLORED AQUATINT COSTUME PLATES, INCLUDING “THE FIRST ENGLISH PLATE TO SHOW A STEAM ENGINE”

(WALKER, G.). Costumes of Yorkshire. London, 1814.

First edition, with 40 beautiful fully hand-colored aquatint plates, including “the first English plate to show a steam engine” (plate 3; Tooley 498). $3600.

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THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE ARROW-DEBREU EXISTENCE THEOREM

ARROW, Kenneth J. and DEBREU, Gerard. Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy. Chicago, Illinois, July 1954.

First edition of the journal issue containing the first appearance of the groundbreaking article containing one of the first simple proofs of the existence of a competitive equilibrium, the Arrow-Debreu Existence Theorem, a major piece of the work for which Arrow and Debreu were awarded their Nobel Prizes in economics. $3500.

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“IT IS IN THE YEAR 80 OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA THAT… SCOTLAND COMES OUT OF UTTER DARKNESS”

(SCOTLAND) BURTON, John Hill. The History of Scotland. Edinburgh and London, 1853; 1867-70. Nine volumes.

First edition of Burton’s esteemed history of Scotland, handsomely bound by Grieve of Edinburgh. $3500.

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WITH HAND-COLORED ROWLANDSON PLATES—THE HOE COPY

(ITALY) (ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [ENGELBACH, Lewis]. Naples and the Campagna Felice. London, 1815.

First edition of this delightfully illustrated book about Southern Italy during the early 19th century, with engraved title page, two maps (one folding), and 15 aquatint plates (nine of which are by Thomas Rowlandson), all finely hand-colored. A lovely, large, uncut copy from the library of esteemed collector Robert Hoe, with his bookplate, as well as that of respected New York bibliophile Charles C. Auchincloss. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION OF CALDCLEUGH’S TRAVELS IN SOUTH AMERICA, 1825, IN CONTEMPORARY CALF BOARDS

CALDCLEUGH, Alexander. Travels in South America. London, 1825. Two volumes. First edition of this important piece of South American travel literature, with nine aquatint plates, one beautifully hand-colored, and two large hand-colored folding maps of South America, in contemporary calf boards. $3500.

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“NOTHING SHORT OF THE LOSS OF MY LIFE SHALL PREVENT ME FROM BECOMING THEIR HISTORIAN”

CATLIN, George. North American Indians. Edinburgh, 1926. Two volumes.

Later edition of Catlin’s monumental history, with 309 chromolithographs on 180 plates and three color-printed maps (one folding). $3500.

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“THE THEATER WILL FOREVER NEED THE TOWERING REBUKE
OF HIS LIFE AND HIS WORK AND HIS AGONY”

O"NEILL, Eugene. Plays. New York, 1934-35. Twelve volumes.

Signed limited “Wilderness Edition,” one of 552 sets signed in Volume I by O’Neill. $3500.

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“A POEM, A STINK, A GRATING NOISE, A QUALITY OF LIGHT, A TONE, A HABIT, A NOSTALGIA, A DREAM”

STEINBECK, John. Cannery Row. New York, 1945.

First edition, in first-state cloth binding, of Steinbeck’s “fine small art, a miniature gem, a verbal minuet” (A.C. Spectorsky, contemporary review), in scarce original dust jacket. $3500.

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“AT ONCE SENSUOUS AND REFINED”

KLIMT, Gustav. Twenty-Five Drawings. Vienna, 1964.

First edition, with 25 elephant folio lithographic plates of drawings by Klimt, selected and with an introduction by Alice Strobl. $3500.

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"SAFE WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED"

DICK, Philip K. Ubik. Garden City, 1969.

First edition of Dick's popular and "brilliantly realized" science fiction novel about a group of psychics experiencing a form of life after death. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION OF GODDARD’S LIQUID-PROPELLANT ROCKET DEVELOPMENT

GODDARD, Robert H. Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development. Washington, D.C. March 16, 1936. First separate edition of Goddard’s research on rocket fuel, containing “the first public mention of his historic 1926 liquid-fueled rocket launch” (Ciancone 85), with 11 pages of black-and-white photographs.
$3200.

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“ONE OF THE FINE BOOKS IN THE GOLF LIBRARY”

DARWIN, Bernard. The Golf Courses of the British Isles. London, 1910.

First edition of this golf classic, with 64 fine plates (48 in color) after original watercolors by Harry Rountree depicting renowned Scottish, English and Irish courses. $3200.

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THE FIRST FRENCH COOKBOOK PUBLISHED IN AMERICA

UDE, Louis Eustache. The French Cook. Philadelphia, 1828. Scarce first American edition of Ude’s influential cookbook, “the first of many French cookbooks in America,” handsomely bound. $3200.

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CRICK AND WATSON “WERE FOR 20TH-CENTURY BIOLOGY WHAT DARWIN AND HIS CIRCLE WERE FOR THE 19TH”

WATSON, J[ames] D.; CRICK, F[rancis] H.C. Structure of DNA. Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., New York, 1953.

First edition of Volume XVIII of the Cold Spring Harbor Symposia containing the first publication of Crick and Watson’s paper, The Structure of DNA, delivered June 1953 in what Watson later described as the “unveiling the double helix,” in which they “describe a structure for DNA which… allows us to propose, for the first time, a detailed hypothesis on the atomic level for the reproduction of genetic material.” Preceded only by the same year’s articles in Nature containing only “a preliminary account of some of these data.” $3200.

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“THE FIRST GEOGRAPHICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF THE REGION IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY”

(KURDISTAN) RICH, Claudius James. Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan. London, 1836. Two volumes.

First edition of Rich’s “most important and notable work,” illustrated with two folding frontispiece maps, one folding plan, ten lithographed plates (three folding) and numerous in-text woodcuts, handsomely bound. $3200.

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STRUTT’S ENGLISH COSTUMES, WITH 153 LOVELY HAND-COLORED PLATES

STRUTT, Joseph. A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London, 1842. Two volumes.

Expanded edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING CHEMIST FREDERICK SODDY

SODDY, Frederick. Isotopes. London, 1953.

First separate edition of Soddy's 1952 lecture to the Second Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners, inscribed on the front wrapper: "With the Author's Compliments-Frederick Soddy," and additionally labeled "Isotopes" in his hand. $3200.

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“THE FIRST AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER TO FULLY COMPREHEND THE ESSENCE OF HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON”

LEVITT, Helen. Way of Seeing. New York, 1965.

First edition of this timeless collaboration between Levitt and Agee, illustrated with 50 black-and-white photogravures of Levitt’s lyrical and provocative images. $3200.

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YARRELL'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORIES OF BRITISH BIRDS AND FISHES, WITH BELL'S REPTILES

YARRELL, William. History of British Fishes. WITH: A History of British Birds. WITH: Bell’s British Reptiles. London, 1836, 1843, 1849. Together, six volumes. First editions of Yarrell's two great natural histories, together with the second edition of Bell's work on British reptiles, profusely illustrated with over 900 fine wood engravings, in handsome uniform morocco-gilt bindings by E. Riley & Son. $3200.

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“HISTORY STALKS THE LANDSCAPE AT EVERY TURN”

FRIEDLANDER, Lee. American Monument. New York, 1976.

First edition of this comprehensive photographic work on public monuments, one of only 2000 copies, with 213 photogravure plates. $3000.

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ARTHUR RACKHAM’S COMPLEAT ANGLER, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

(RACKHAM, Arthur) WALTON, Izaak. Compleat Angler. London, 1931.

Deluxe signed limited edition, number 76 of 775 copies signed by Rackham, with 12 full-page color plates and 25 in-text line cuts. An exceptional, unopened copy in fine condition. $3000.

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CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF CLAES OLDENBURG, WITH ORIGINAL INITIALED ETCHING

(OLDENBURG, Claes) BARO, Gene. Claes Oldenburg Drawings and Prints. Lausanne, 1969.

Limited first edition of Oldenburg’s work, number 70 of 100 copies (out of a total edition of only 126), with an initialed original etching. $3000.

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“MISS PETTIGREW IS A WINNER”

WATSON, Winifred. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. New York, 1939.

First American edition of Watson’s critically praised third novel, rediscovered and adapted to the screen in the 2008 film starring Francis McDormand and Amy Adams, in scarce dust jacket. $3000.

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TURNER'S 1771 GEOGRAPHY, WITH FINELY HAND-COLORED MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS

TURNER, Richard. View of the Earth. London, 1771.

Third edition of Turner's geography, with seven full-page maps, one full-page plate and ten in-text engravings—all hand-colored—one with a moving volvelle depicting time differences around the world. $3000.

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MARY SHELLEY’S IMPORTANT 1839 EDITION OF SHELLEY’S POETICAL WORKS, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL CLOTH

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poetical Works. London, 1839. Four volumes.

First edition of Mary Shelley’s important edition of her husband’s poetical works, in scarce original cloth. $3000.

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AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF STATE DIPLOMATIC PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE TREATY OF PARIS

CHOISEUL, Etienne-François. Historical Memorial of the Negotiation of France and England. London, 1761. First edition in English of this fascinating collection of early French and British state papers pertaining to the 1763 Treaty of Paris that ended the French and Indian War, handsomely bound by Root & Son. $3000.

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“I WOULD REMEMBER HIM FOREVER AS MY IMAGE OF A MAN”

FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. London, 1962.

First edition of Fleming’s tenth Bond thriller—the author’s unusual examination of his super-spy “from the other end of the gun barrel.” $3000.

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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 super-spy’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, whose theft of two nuclear warheads threatens the world. $2900.

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“THE SOUTHERN STATES HAD RIGHTFULLY THE POWER TO WITHDRAW”

DAVIS, Jefferson. Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. New York, 1881. Two volumes.

First edition of Jefferson Davis' seminal history of the Confederacy, one of the most important works on the Civil War written by one of the conflict's primary figures, and one of the major arguments for the Constitutional basis of the war, with 18 maps (14 folding) and 19 plates, including stipple-engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee and others, a handsome copy in publisher's original three-quarter morocco. $2800.

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SIGNED BY ROBERT KENNEDY

KENNEDY, Robert. Just Friends and Brave Enemies. New York, 1962. First edition of this collection of Robert Kennedy's "formal speeches, informal talks and general impressions" on national and international affairs, signed by him. $2800.

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ANCIENT COSTUME OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,

WITH 60 FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES

SMITH, Charles Hamilton. Selections of the Ancient Costume. London, 1814.

First edition in book form, the “superior” second issue, with 60 vivid full-page folio hand-colored aquatint illustrations of English and Irish medieval costume, often against full backgrounds depicting castles, interiors, etc. Attractively bound. $2800.

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“THIS IS THE BEST EDITION OF THIS FAMOUS WORK”

MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. Essay on the Principle of Population. London, 1817. Three volumes.

Scarce 1817 edition of a foundational work in modern economics, from the library of renowned bibliographer G.R. Redgrave, co-author of the Short Title Catalogue (STC), featuring his key notation in Volume I: “This is the best edition of this famous work as it contains much addiitonal matter, and many alterations at the hand of the author,” handsomely bound in contemporary calf. $2800.

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“THE WORK OF A MASTER… THE HISTORIAN OF GREECE”

(GREECE) GROTE, George. History of Greece. London, 1862, 1873. Ten volumes.

Early edition of Grote’s celebrated history of Greece, illustrated with three frontispiece portraits, a large folding map of Greece, and with 12 engraved maps and plans (eight folding), handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. $2800.

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ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES SIGNED BY ANDREW AND BETSY WYETH

(WYETH, Andrew) WYETH, Betsy James. Christina's World; Wyeth at Kuerners. Boston, 1976, 1982. Two volumes.

Signed limited first editions of these lavishly illustrated studies by Andrew Wyeth on two of his most famous subjects, number 65 of only 200 sets, signed by Wyeth and the author, his wife Betsy James Wyeth in each volume. $2700.

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HUFFMAN “CAPTURED THE SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN WEST PERHAPS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER ARTIST”

(INDIAN) HUFFMAN, L.A. Photograph. Crow Treaty Commission. Washington, D.C. 1879.

Scarce vintage 1880 collotype of renowned western photographer L.A. Huffman’s handsome portrait of a delegation of prominent Crow chiefs, photographed by him during treaty negotiations in Washington, with his trademark “Huffman Milestown” signed in print at lower corner. $2600.

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"HELD IN THE HIGHEST ESTIMATION"

FABER, George Stanley. Origin of Pagan Idolatry. London, 1816. Three volumes.

First edition of this study of the origins of polytheism, with engraved frontispieces in each volume and engraved map. Handsome in contemporary diced calf, from the library of the Duke of Northumberland. $2600.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND AND RICHLY ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITIONS OF A’BECKETT AND LEECH’S COMIC HISTORIES, WITH 30 HAND-COLORED PLATES

A'BECKETT, Gilbert A. The Comic History of England, The Comic History of Rome. London

London, 1847-48, 1851. Together, three volumes.

First editions of these irreverent recountings of British and Roman histories, illustrated with hundreds of in-text woodcuts and 30 hand-colored etchings by famous satirical artist John Leech, in scarce publisher’s cloth-gilt. $2600.

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INSCRIBED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Photograph inscribed. Washington, D.C. circa 1941.

Vintage gelatin silver print of Eleanor Roosevelt, circa 1941, an official White House photographic portrait by Bachrach that features the First Lady in a black evening gown, seated before a desk that displays a framed photograph of FDR, inscribed by her in the upper right of print recto, "To E— with affectionate good wishes, Eleanor Roosevelt," with Bachrach studio imprint and date of 1941 on lower right of print recto. $2600.

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“AS PERENNIALLY FASCINATING AS A FAIRY TALE”

(MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS) SKELTON, John. Mary Stuart. London, 1893. Two volumes.

Limited first edition, number 155 of only 200 copies printed for Europe (total of 300), with splendid full-color frontispiece portrait and 41 etchings and photogravures, including collection of plates in double-suite (housed in gilt-stamped portfolio), with gilt-stamped armorial insignias of Mary Queen of Scots on both boards and portfolio, handsomely bound by Thivet. $2500.

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“MAY BE CONSIDERED THE MAGNA CHARTA OF THE UNITED STATES”

(CONSTITUTION). The Constitutions of the Several Independent States. Boston, 1785.

Second American edition (preceded in America only by the rare first edition of 200 copies), handsome in contemporary American sheep binding. $2500.

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SIGNED BY 46 WWII ACES, INCLUDING JOHN MITCHELL, JOE FOSS, ALEX VRACIU, ROBIN OLDS, AND “TEX” HILL

WHELAN, James R. Hunters in the Sky. Washington, DC, 1991.

First edition of this richly illustrated survey of fighter aces from World War II, from both the Allied and Axis forces. Signed by 46 aces on four specially designed bookplates by P-51 aces, P-38 aces, Pacific Theater aces, and Luftwaffe aces. Several of signers are profiled in the book—including aces Joe Foss, the leading Marine Corps ace of WWII, Alex Vraciu, the fourth-ranking Navy ace of the war, and “Tex” Hill, second-ranking ace of the Flying Tigers, and John Mitchell, who helped shoot down Admiral Yamamoto. $2500.

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SCARCE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF TAXATION: THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS, 1924, INSCRIBED IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION BY FINANCIER AND POWERFUL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY ANDREW MELLON

MELLON, Andrew W. Taxation: The People's Business. New York, 1924.

First edition of the first and only book by Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury to three presidents, famed in his time as "resident 'financier of the universe,'" presentation copy inscribed to W.N. Thompson, Executive Assistant of S. Parker Gilbert in his post as Under Secretary of the Treasury during Mellon's tenure as Secretary of the Treasury, with Mellon inscribing this copy in the month of publication, "To W.N. Thompson With my thanks for his aid, A.W. Mellon April 1924." $2500.

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1681 FIRST EDITION OF GREW’S CATALOGUE OF RARITIES IN THE MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, WITH HIS EARLY AND INFLUENTIAL COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF STOMACHS AND GUTS, WITH 31 ENGRAVED PLATES

GREW, Nehemiah. Musaeum Regalis Societatis, or a Catalogue and Description. London, 1681.

First edition, illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Sir Daniel Colwall, founder of the Royal Society Museum, and 31 striking plates (one folding) bound at rear. $2500.

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“THE THRILLA IN MANILA”

(ALI, Muhammad and FRAZIER, Joe) LEWIS, Ron. Original color lithograph, signed by Ali and Frazier. New York, 1989.

Fine limited edition color lithograph of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squaring up during the “Thrilla in Manila,” number 84 of only 300 copies printed and signed by famous sports artist Ron Lewis, and also signed by both Ali and Frazier. $2500.

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HANDSOME LARGE-PAPER FIRST EDITION OF SCOTT’S ILLUSTRATED STUDY OF SCOTTISH SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES, INCLUDING 12 PLATES BY J.M.W. TURNER

SCOTT, Walter. Provincial Antiquities. London, 1826. Two volumes in one.

Large-paper first edition in book form of Scott’s richly illustrated work on Scottish scenery and antiquities, with two engraved title pages and 50 steel-engraved plates after Turner, Blore, Cooke, Le Keux and others. $2500.

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REALITY IN ADVERTISING, SCARCE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY LEGENDARY AD EXECUTIVE ROSSER REEVES, A CHIEF INSPIRATION FOR DON DRAPER OF MAD MEN

REEVES, Rosser. Reality in Advertising. New York, 1961.

First trade edition, preceded only by the abbreviated privately printed Bates edition, of the highly influential book famed as "a Rosetta stone for the advertising business," authored by Madison Avenue ad executive Reeves—the "Prince of the Hard Sell" and a leading inspiration for Don Draper of Mad Men—inscribed in the year of publication by Reeves, "To Charles Dougherty, With a promise that these principles can be applied to insurance advertising with taste and dignity. Rosser, April 18, 1961," a splendid copy in very scarce original acetate and slipcase. $2500.

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“MAY THE TWAIN NEVER PART”

WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. New York, 1950.

First trade edition, issued simultaneously with the signed limited edition, of Williams’ first novel, inscribed by him: “To Bob and Jack, may the twain never part, with love, Tennessee.” $2400.

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FIRST EDITION OF WALTER SCOTT ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT, 1830, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 HAND-COLORED PLATES BY CRUIKSHANK

SCOTT, Walter. Letters On Demonology and Witchcraft. London, 1830.

First edition of one of Scott's final works, expressing the writer's lifelong interest in witchcraft and the supernatural, this copy extra-illustrated with 12 plates by noted Victorian illustrator George Cruikshank in triple suite, one suite hand-colored, handsomely bound by Wood. $2300.

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THE PERENNIALLY POPULAR NUTSHELL LIBRARY, EACH VOLUME SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Nutshell Library. (New York), 1962. Four volumes. First edition, later issue of this wonderfully illustrated little set of classics for children, each volume signed by the author/illustrator. $2200.

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WITH 64 HAND-COLORED PLATES OF RUSSIAN COSTUME

(COSTUME) [ALEXANDER, William]. Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians. London, circa 1823. Later edition of this survey of Russian garb both simple and elaborate, with 64 hand-colored engraved plates. $2200.

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SIGNED BY RICHARD AVEDON

AVEDON, Richard. Autobiography. New York, 1993.

First trade edition of this impressive folio retrospective, signed and dated 1994 by Avedon with his bold flourish, containing over 280 full-page and double-page plates in tritone black and white. $2200.

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"MONUMENTAL… OUGHT TO BE IN THE HANDS OF EVERYBODY CONNECTED WITH THE BREWING INDUSTRY"

ARNOLD, John P. Origin and History of Beer and Brewing. Chicago, 1911.

First edition of Arnold's widely praised and comprehensive history of beer, spanning the prehistoric era through the late 18th century, a fine copy. $2200.

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"NO WORK CAN COMPARE TO EUCLID'S ELEMENTS IN SCIENTIFIC IMPORTANCE"

(VALERY, Paul) EUCLID. Euclid. Elements of Geometry. New York, 1944.

Limited edition of Euclid's Elements, one of only 500 copies signed by legendary designer Bruce Rogers, with an Introduction from an essay by Paul Valéry praising this timeless work as "masterpiece," featuring a title page image from a wood-cut by Gordon Craig. $2200.

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SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL

DURRELL, Lawrence. Alexandria Quartet. London, 1962. One volume.

Signed limited first one-volume edition of Durrell’s magnum opus, the first to contain his revisions and additions throughout, number 289 of only 500 copies signed by Durrell. $2100.

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BALL’S HISTORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY, ILLUSTRATED WITH BATTLE SCENES

BALL, Charles. History of the Indian Mutiny. London, circa 1875. Seven volumes.

Early edition of Ball’s illustrated history of the Sepoy Mutiny, with two engraved title-pages, seven steel-engraved portraits, 71 steel-engraved views and battle scenes, and two double-page maps of India hand-colored in outline. Seven volumes in publisher’s original cloth. $2000.

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WITH 60 BRILLIANTLY HAND-COLORED ENGLISH COSTUME PLATES

MARTIN, Charles and Leopold. Civil Costume of England. London, 1842.

First edition of this lavishly illustrated book of English historical costume, with 60 intricately hand-colored etchings by Leopold Martin after drawings by Charles Martin, heightened with gilt and gum arabic. $2000.

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FIRST EDITION OF DE QUINCEY’S CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, 1822

DE QUINCEY, Thomas. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. London, 1822.

First edition of De Quincey’s autobiographical classic, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. $2000.

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BOLDLY DOUBLE-SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN IN HIS HOMETOWN

TWAIN, Mark. Document signed. Hannibal, MO, no date.

Neatly excised folio page from the Visitor's Register of the Labinnah Club in Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, boldly double-signed by Twain "S.L. Clemens" and "Mark Twain," with a flourish. $2000.

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"AN ESPECIALLY ILLUMINATING LOOK INTO THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HER LIFE AND ART"

HURSTON, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road. Philadelphia, 1942.

First edition of Hurston's memoir, at once elusive and honest in chronicling her unique "growth and development as a writer." $2000.

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INSCRIBED BY DAVID OGILVY, THE "ORIGINAL MAD MAN" (NEWSWEEK)

OGILVY, David. Unpublished David Ogilvy. London, 1988.

First English edition of a collection of memos, speeches and other writings by the legendary British-born ad executive—"the original Mad Man" (Newsweek)—whose founding and leadership of the American agency Ogilvy & Mather revolutionized advertising, inscribed by him, "Mervyn from David O." $1900.

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DRINKS OF THE GAY NINETIES

ANONYMOUS. Drinks of the Gay Nineties. Attleboro Falls, MA, no date.

Interesting collection of 120 cocktail recipe cards, along with 25 blank cards, separated into six separate categories, each with its own cardstock container within the pictorial portfolio: gin drinks, brandy drinks, whiskey and rum drinks, egg drinks, punches, and miscellaneous drinks. $1850.

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“DISTILLATIONS OF TWAIN’S WIT AND WISDOM”

TWAIN, Mark. Pudd"nhead Wilson/Those Extraordinary Twins. Hartford, 1894.

First edition, first state, of the preferred American edition, published simultaneously with the English. $1800.

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“THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURER REBELLING AGAINST THE LAWS OF THE GREEDY WORLD”

SCOTT, Walter. Rob Roy. Edinburgh, 1818. Three volumes.

First edition of the sixth “Waverley Novel,” in handsome contemporary calf-gilt. $1800.

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BRUCE'S TOPOGRAPHICAL ATLAS OF THE SPINAL CORD, 1901

BRUCE, Alexander. Topographical Atlas of the Spinal Cord. London, Edinburgh, and Oxford, 1901.

First edition, with 65 photogravures on 32 plates, depicting stained sections of nerve cells and segments of tissue. $1800.

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“ONE OF THE MOST VIGOROUS OF THE WRITINGS TO APPEAR IN THAT CONTROVERSY”

(TEXAS) (SLAVERY) [LUNDY, Benjamin]. The War in Texas. Philadelphia, 1837. Second edition, revised and enlarged, of Lundy’s spirited anti-slavery argument protesting Texas’ aggression against Mexico, “showing that this contest is a crusade against Mexico set on foot and supported by slaveholders, land speculators, etc., in order to re-establish, extend and perpetuate the system of slavery and the slave trade,” appearing only one year after the very scarce first edition. This second edition includes a wood-engraved reproduction of a map of Texas that originally appeared in the now very scarce “Gorostiza Pamphlet” of 1836 that represents “the earliest [map] of the republic of Texas” (Howes), not present in the first edition. $1800.

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“THE NEXT STEP FORWARD MUST COME, NOT FROM POLITICAL AGITATION OR PREMATURE EXPERIMENTS BUT FROM THOUGHT”

KEYNES, John Maynard. End of Laissez-Faire. London, 1926.

First edition of this timely economic and philosophical discussion by the most important economist of the 20th century, in scarce original dust jacket. $1800.

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“THE RANKING WORK ON THE SUBJECT”

(BOTANY) MINER, Harriet Stewart. Orchids. The Royal Family of Plants. Boston, 1889.

Second American edition, with 24 beautiful tissue-guarded folio chromolithographic plates of paintings made from live specimens. $1750.

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"FROM THE INNOCENT BLOOD THUS SPILT IN AMERICA WILL ARISE A HYDRA WITH MANY HEADS": RARE 1776 REVOLUTIONARY-ERA INSTALLMENT OF THE BRITISH PRO-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER "THE CRISIS"

[MOORE, William]. The Crisis. Number LIX. London, March 2, 1776.

A 1776 rarity, first edition of the 59th installment of "The Crisis": part of a weekly series of political essays published in London defending American liberty and criticizing royal authority—“violent censure of the British ministry’s American policy” (Howes). $1750.

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FIRST SEPARATE EDITION OF MOORE’S PROOF OF AN EXTERNAL WORLD, 1939

MOORE, George Edward. Proof of an External World. London, 1939.

First offprint edition of this common-sense argument against scepticism, Moore’s most famous work, in which he uses everyday logic to prove the existence of an external world. $1700.

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SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF O’NEILL’S “MOST SUCCESSFUL WORK”

O'NEILL, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra. New York, 1931.

Signed limited first edition, number 180 of only 550 copies signed by O’Neill, with eight facsimile leaves of O’Neill’s notes on the play in a special pocket at the rear of the book. $1650.

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"BESIDE THE SELECTION OF THE INDUSTRY, OTHER CONSIDERATIONS OF INVESTMENT ARE UNIMPORTANT"

MEAD, Edward Sherwood and GRODINSKY, Julius. The Ebb and Flow of Investment Values. New York and London, 1939.

First edition of this post-Crash work offering a new theory of investment and investment policy for a surplus economy, in scarce original dust jacket. $1650.

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THREE VOLUMES FROM IL VESPRO'S FAMED "IN BOCCA" SERIES—SICILY, TUSCANY AND SARDINIA—IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL CARDBOARD BINDINGS

(ITALIAN COOKERY) ROMANO, Franca Colonna; BUTAZZI, Grazietta; DEPLANO, Francesco. Sicilia in Bocca. WITH: Toscana in Bocca. WITH: Sardegna in Bocca. Palermo, 1974, 1977, 1979.

First editions of these richly illustrated looks at traditional fare from Sicily, Tuscany, and Sardinia, from the renowned "In Bocca" series, with English translations provided for each recipe, in characteristic pictorial cardboard covers. $1600.

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COLLECTION OF EIGHT LOVELY ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS OF INDIAN COSTUME

[WAHLEN, Auguste—pseudonym for LOUMYER, Jean Françios Nicolas]. Costume Drawings. No place, circa late 19th-century.

Collection of eight lovely original watercolor paintings of Indian costume, seven likely copied from Whalen's mid-19th-century encyclopedia of costume from around the world, Moeurs, Usages, et Costumes. $1600.

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INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING

KING, Stephen. Dead Zone. New York, 1979.

First edition of King’s paranormal and political thriller, boldly inscribed by him less than a year after publication, "For L— With best, Stephen King 5/4/80" $1600.

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"THE PREMIERE LITERARY FIGURE OF THE WEST"

CLARK, Walter Van Tilburg. Ox-Bow Incident. New York, 1940.

First edition, of Clark’s critically acclaimed first novel, basis for the Oscar-nominated film starring Henry Fonda. $1500.

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FIRST EDITION OF SOLOW'S CAPITAL THEORY AND THE RATE OF RETURN, 1963

SOLOW, Robert M. Capital Theory and the Rate of Return. Amsterdam, 1963.

First edition of this Nobel prize-winner's De Vries Lectures on economics. $1500.

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“NO STUDENT OF THE THEORY OF GOVERNMENT CAN AFFORD TO IGNORE ITS NOVEL APPROACH”

ARNOLD, Thurman. The Folklore of Capitalism. New Haven and London, 1937. Scarce first edition of Arnold’s “exciting and stimulating” case for a revitalized American economic and political “creed,” the copy of New Deal economist Alan R. Sweezy. $1500.

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"CENTRAL BANKERS AND FOREIGN MINISTERS SUCH AS ALAN GREENSPAN AND ROBERT RUBIN IN THE U.S. ALONG WITH LEADING I.M.F. OFFICIALS SHOULD EACH SLEEP WITH A COPY UNDER [THEIR] BEDS" (CHARLES KINDLEBERGER)

BAGEHOT, Walter. Lombard Street. New York, 1874.

Early edition of Bagehot's influential 19th-century work on the money market, still required reading for investors and finance professionals, in original cloth. $1500.

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GOYA, WITH 1295 PLATES, MANY IN COLOR

GUDIOL, Jose. Goya. New York, 1971. Four volumes.

First edition in English of this analytical catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Goya, with 1295 color and black-and-white plates, including a number of details and close-ups, as well as many fine reproductions of drawings, engravings and lithographs in addition to the paintings. $1500.

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FIRST EDITION OF HICKS' THREE-VOLUME COLLECTED ESSAYS ON ECONOMIC THEORY

HICKS, John R. Collected Essays on Economic Theory. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981.

First edition of this collection of essays on money and growth, including two previously unpublished essays. $1500.

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“ENGLISHMEN HAVE ALWAYS FELT A SPECIAL INTEREST IN THE REGIONS OF THE ICY NORTH”

(ARCTIC) [ADAMS, W. H. Davenport, editor] (YOUNG, Allen William). Arctic World. London, 1876. Early expanded edition of this richly illustrated survey of plant, animal and human life in the Arctic, with a special emphasis on British expeditions to that region and in search of the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, with map and 143 full-page and in-text wood-engraved illustrations. A lovely copy in fine original pictorial cloth. $1500.

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WARMLY INSCRIBED BY FAMOUS ANARCHY THEORIST PIETR KROPOTKIN

KROPOTKIN, P. Memoirs of a Revolutionist. Boston and New York, 1899. First edition of Kropotkin’s influential Memoirs—“Kropotkin’s approach to anarchism remained influential throughout the 20th century”—inscribed below the facsimile signature beneath the frontispiece portrait: “With kindest remembrance and very best wishes. P. Kropotkin. April 28 1901.” $1500.

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FIRST EDITION OF CLARK’S THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, 1899

CLARK, John Bates. The Distribution of Wealth. New York, 1899.

First edition of this work on neoclassical microeconomics by American economist John Bates Clark. $1500.

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SPLENDID HAND-COLORED BODMER INDIAN GROUP PORTRAIT

BODMER, Karl. Saukie and Fox Indians. Leipzig, 1922.

Vivid Leipzig restrike of “Vignette X” from Karl Bodmer’s magnificent picture atlas produced for Maximilian Wied-Neuwied’s Travels in the Interior of North America (1839-43). $1500.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND SET OF FRENCH HISTORIES BY LAMARTINE

LAMARTINE, Alphonse de. History of the French Revolution of 1848. London, 1856-1872. Together, eight volumes. Early editions, with steelengraved frontispiece portraits. $1400.

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FIRST EDITION OF FERGUSSON’S ADVENTURE SPORT AND TRAVEL ON THE TIBETAN STEPPES, 1911, WITH TWO FOLDING MAPS OF CHINA AND 27 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES OF CHINA AND TIBET

(CHINA) FERGUSSON, W.N. Adventure Sport and Travel on the Tibetan Steppes. London, 1911.

First edition, with two folding maps, 27 photographic plates of China, Tibet, and their inhabitants, and 48 in-text photographic illustrations, in original pictorial cloth. $1400.

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INSCRIBED BY TONY HILLERMAN

HILLERMAN, Tony. Fly on the Wall. New York, 1971.

First edition of Hillerman’s scarce second novel about journalism, political corruption, and, of course, murder, inscribed: “For S—— & P—— G——, Tony Hillerman.” $1400.

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“A FUNDAMENTAL SOURCE FOR WHISTLER SCHOLARSHIP”

PENNELL, E.R. and J. Life of James McNeill Whistler. London / Philadelphia, 1908. Two volumes.

Signed limited first edition, number 146 of only 150 copies on Japon paper signed by the publisher, of the first official biography of Whistler, “the greatest artist and most striking personality of the 19th century,” authored at his request and published shortly after his death, with over 160 illustrations (most full-page photogravures), in a striking Art Deco binding. $1400.

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"A LIVELY AND VIVID ACCOUNT OF THE MILITANT MOVEMENT"

PANKHURST, E. Sylvia. Suffragette Movement. London, 1931.

First edition, first issue, of Pankhurst's influential history of the British Suffragette movement, a fine copy in original cloth. $1400.

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“ONE OF THE BEST ACCOUNTS TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE OF THE BRAVE BLACK REGIMENTS”

WILSON, Joseph Thomas. The Black Phalanx. Hartford, 1888.

First edition, of one of the earliest and most compelling histories of African American soldiers, "must reading for students of the Civil War era" (John Hope Franklin), featuring 57 full-page engraved illustrations, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $1350.

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“THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE SINGLE SOURCE FOR LINCOLN’S EARLY PERIOD”

(LINCOLN) HERNDON, William H. and WEIK, Jesse William. Herndon's Lincoln. Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, 1889. Three volumes. First edition of this important illustrated biography by Lincoln’s close friend and law partner, in original cloth. $1350.

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FRAMED, SIGNED DR. SPOCK QUOTATION ABOUT ORAL POLIO VACCINE CREATOR ALBERT SABIN

SPOCK, Benjamin. Typed quotation signed. No place, circa 1993.

Signed quotation by acclaimed pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock regarding oral polio vaccine creator Dr. Albert Sabin, stating, “Hundreds of thousands of children have been spared polio because of his work. The disease was really dreaded. Sabin was able to eradicate that fear,” and two mounted half-tone photographs of Dr. Spock and Dr. Albert Sabin. $1350.

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THE UMBRELLAS, JAPAN-USA, BY CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE

CHRISTO. The Umbrellas Japan-USA. Köln, 1998. Two volumes. Signed, limited first edition, number HC 57 of 500 hors de commerce copies, out of 3000 copies signed by Christo, Jeanne-Claude, and Wolfgang Volz, with numerous vivid color photographs by Volz. $1250.

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“THE LIVELIEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL PAPER IN CALIFORNIA”

(SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE). The San Francisco Chronicle and Its History. San Francisco, 1879.

First edition, with frontispiece and four chromolithographic plates, in lovely publisher’s cloth-gilt. $1250.

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JOE LOUIS VS. MAX BAER

BOXING. Joe Louis vs. Max Baer. Official Program. New York, 1935.

Rare original 1935 program for one of the most famous boxing matches in history—Joe Louis vs. Max Baer—featuring biographies of both men, an order of bouts for the entire night, and a beautiful cover illustration by artist Grant Powers. $1250.

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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. $1250.

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FIRST EDITION OF CONANT'S TWO-VOLUME THE PRINCIPLES OF MONEY AND BANKING, 1905

CONANT, Charles A. The Principles of Money and Banking. New York and London, 1905. Two volumes.

First edition of this important two-volume economics treatise on money and banking, the underpinnings of any financial system. $1250.

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“MARX WAS ABOVE ALL A REVOLUTIONARY”

MARX, Karl. Capital: complete English translation. Chicago, 1908-09. Three volumes.

Early mixed multi-volume edition in English, with first edition of Volume III, second editions of Volumes I-II, this work considered the definitive English edition, including the first volume written by Marx and the second and third volumes written by Frederich Engels from Marx’s notes, in original gilt-lettered publisher’s cloth. $1200.

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"SYRINGE, NEEDLE, SPOON, CANDLE, LIGHTER, PACKET AY POWDER"

WELSH, Irvine. Trainspotting. London, 1993.

First edition of Welsh's gritty debut novel, the basis for the 1996 award-winning British film, signed on the title page by Irvine Welsh. $1200.

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SIGNED BY JULIA CHILD AND PAUL CHILD

CHILD, Julia. Julia Child & More Company. New York, 1979. First trade edition of this wonderful cookbook by America's most beloved chef, inscribed by her on the half title, "To Elizabeth, Julia Child," also signed by her husband, Paul Child. $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD

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

First edition of Julia Child's illustrated celebration of American cuisine, with recipes and insights from Child and 26 master chefs, inscribed on the half title by her, "Bon Appétit to Ron, Julia Child." $1200.

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“THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS”

PAINE, Thomas. The American Crisis. London, 1817.

Third English collected edition of Paine’s American Crisis series, featuring his immortal lines—“the most dramatic, most memorable that Paine ever wrote, surpassing even any of those in Common Sense. There are few passages in the modern English language more powerful.” $1200.

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"SPECULATION, WHETHER IT IS IN SECURITIES, REAL ESTATE,, GROCERIES OR WHATEVER, MUST BE CONDUCTED AS A BUSINESS"

GIBSON, Thomas. Elements of Speculation. New York, 1913.

First edition of Gibson's scarcest book on beating the stock market. $1200.

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"INTELLIGENCE HAD BEEN RECEIVED OF THE FINDING OF GOLD IN LARGE QUANTITIES…"

SOULE, Frank; GIHON, John H. and NISBET, James. Annals of San Francisco. New York, 1855.

First edition of this early text on San Francisco, richly illustrated with six steel engraved plates, one folding mp, and more than 140 in-text engravings, in publisher's deluxe full morocco. $1200.

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DEATH OF A LADY’S MAN, INSCRIBED BY LEONARD COHEN

COHEN, Leonard. Death of a Lady's Man. New York, 1978.

First American edition, inscribed on the title page: "To S—— B——, all good things, Leonard Cohen. Los Angeles 1994," stamped by Cohen with his original inkstamp design displaying the “Order of the Unified Heart.” $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY WORLD WAR I ACE EDDIE RICKENBACKER

RICKENBACKER, Edward V. Rickenbacker. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1967.

First edition, inscribed by Rickenbacker in the year of publication: “With my best wishes to 'Joe Hood' Eddie Rickenbacker 1967.” $1200.

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“THE NAMES AND VIRTUES OF THESE HERBS… WERE FAMILIAR AS HOUSEHOLD WORDS”

(COOKERY) (AVERY, Susanna). ALEXANDER, Russell George, editor. Plain Plantain. Ditchling Sussex, 1922. Limited first edition, one of only 400 copies from the acclaimed St. Dominic’s Press, preserving numerous 17th-century recipies and herbal remedies. $1200.

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“IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME: THAT THERE’S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND”

BROOKE, Rupert. 1914 & Other Poems. London, 1915.

First edition of Brooke’s important second book of verse. $1200.

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER, ILLUSTRATED WITH 120 PLATES

(BRUEGEL, Peter, the Elder) BASTELAER, René van. Peter Bruegel l'Ancien. Brussels, 1907. Two volumes.

First edition of this richly illustrated life, work, and times of Bruegel the Elder, with 120 mounted and tipped-in plates, accompanied by a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s paintings, drawings and prints. Handsomely bound in two large quarto volumes. $1200.

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FIRST EDITION OF CAPART AND WERBROUCK’S THÉBES, 1925, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(GREECE) CAPART, Jean and WERBROUK, Marcelle. Thebes. Brussels, 1925.

First edition of this study of the city of Thebes in Ancient Greece, written by accomplished Egyptologist Jean Capart, with the collaboration of Marcelle Werbrouck, with dozens of half-tones depicting Thebes, its major sites, and the archaeological work there, handsomely bound. $1200.

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WILLAN’S REPORTS ON THE DISEASES IN LONDON, 1801

WILLAN, Robert. Reports on the Diseases in London. London, 1801.

First edition of this reportage of the medical conditions in London at the turn of the 19th century, based on Willan's own practice, including both acute and chronic diseases. $1200.

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FINE ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF SMOKY, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL GIFT BOX

JAMES, Will. Smoky. New York, 1929.

Later illustrated edition of James’ most famous book, with color illustrated title page and 14 full-page plates of horses and riders by James (six in color). Housed in original gift box. $1200.

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“THE MOST SENSATIONAL EXPOSÉ OF MORMONISM SINCE 1842”

STENHOUSE, Thomas B.H. Rocky Mountain Saints. New York, 1873.

First edition of this comprehensive and critical history of life in Utah under the leadership of Mormon prophet Brigham Young, with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Young and numerous illustrations, including 24 full-page wood-engravings. $1100.

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“MAY THE BEST MAN WIN”

CAMP, Walter. Walter Camp’s Book of College Sports. New York, 1893.

First edition of this college coaching manual by the father of American football, with 72 wood-engraved illustrations of sports techniques in track, rowing, baseball and, of course, football, with appendices of rules and conditions for each sport. $1100.

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THE AMBER SPYGLASS, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION SIGNED BY PULLMAN

PULLMAN, Philip. Amber Spyglass. New York, 2000.

First American edition, published the same year as the first edition, of the final volume in Pullman's acclaimed fantasy trilogy, signed by the author on the title page. $1100.

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“SHAPES AND COLORS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES”

LEGER, Fernand. MAUROIS, André. Mon Ami Leger. Paris, 1952.

First edition of this study of the figure in Léger’s oeuvre, with 16 illustrations, six printed in vivid color, three double-page. One of only 1000 copies printed on Arches at the renowned Mourlot press, with laid-in leaf from a 1952 exhibition of "La Figure dans l'Oeuvre de Fernand Léger" at Galerie Louis Carré. $1100.

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“THE FIRST MACHINE IN THE WORLD TO USE A STORED PROGRAM”

WILKES, Maurice. Progress in High-Speed Calculating Machine Design. London, 1949.

First appearances of Wilkes' descriptions of the recently completed EDSAC (electronic delay storage automatic calculator), bound in the entire volume of Nature for 1949. $1000.

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INSCRIBED BY CLIVE CUSSLER WITH SKETCH

CUSSLER, Clive. Raise the Titanic! New York, 1976.

First edition of Cussler’s bestselling thriller, the third in his Dirk Pitt adventure series, boldly signed by the author on the title page with his sketch of the Titanic sinking and his inscription, “Get it up! Clive Cussler.” $1000.

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INSCRIBED BY TOM WOLFE

WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York, 1979.

First edition of Wolfe’s award-winning classic about America’s early manned space program, inscribed in the year of publication with Wolfe's characteristic flourishes: "For Betty and Herb Salates, and thanks from Tom Wolfe, October 12, 1979." $950.

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“A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON THE MEDIUM AS AN ART FORM”

WESTON, Brett. Brett Weston. A Personal Selection. Carmel, California, 1986.

First trade edition of Weston’s fifth published collection, signed by him on the half title, with 101 brilliant laser fultone plates, an extraordinary volume of previously unpublished photographs, personally supervised by this visionary “wunderkind of photography.” $950.

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“PERHAPS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CONTEMPORARY PHOTOBOOK SINCE
DIANE ARBUS’ 1972 MONOGRAPH

GOLDIN, Nan. Ballad of Sexual Dependency. New York, 1986.

First edition of Goldin’s revealing photobook, with 125 color photographic plates. $950.

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“THROUGH THE SLUICE-GATE UNDER THE WALL OF THE CITY OF PEKING…”

BROWN, Frederick. From Tientsin to Peking with the Allied Forces. London, 1902.

First edition of this dramatic contemporary account of the Boxer Rebellion, with five black-and-white plates and several in-text illustrations, in original pictorial cloth. $900.

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INSCRIBED BY PHOTOGRAPHER HOWARD L. BINGHAM AND SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD ALI

(ALI, Muhammad) BINGHAM, Howard L. Muhammad Ali: A Thirty-Year Journey. New York, 1993.

First edition of this biography of Muhammad Ali, with numerous candid black-and-white photographs of the fighter in the ring and out, inscribed by the author and photographer on the title page: "For Steve, Best Wishes, Howard L. Bingham," and signed by Muhammad Ali. $900.

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“A STANDING OVATION IS DUE FOR THIS AMERICAN CLASSIC”

PETRY, Ann. Street. Boston, 1946.

First edition of Petry’s acclaimed novel that brings the struggles of an African American woman and her son in Harlem “vividly and disturbingly to life” (New York Times), in scarce dust jacket. $850.

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THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY CRICHTON TO VETERAN STUNT PERFORMER DICK ZIKER

CRICHTON, Michael. The Great Train Robbery. New York, 1975. First edition of Crichton’s bestselling heist novel, association-presentation copy warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication to the noted stunt performer who would be action director of the novel’s 1978 film adaptation, “For Dick Ziker – And this is no stunt – To the world’s most extraordinary stuntman – All best, Michael, LA, 31 May 1975.” $850.

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SIGNED BY JULIA CHILD

CHILD, Julia. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom. New York, 2000.

First edition of this delicious guide to the culinary wisdom of Julia Child, signed on the half title by her, with 12 color and black-and-white illustrations after photographs by Paul Child. $850.

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SIGNED BY ANNIE PROULX

PROULX, E. Annie. Heart Songs. New York, 1988.

First edition of the first book by Proulx, whose writings would win her the Pulitzer Prize, the Pen/Faulkner Award and high critical acclaim, signed by Proulx on the title page. $800.

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“INCREASE RABBIT STARTED LIFE WITH THE UNIMPRESSIVE NAME OF GEORGE”

MCCREADY, Thomas Leighton. Increase Rabbit. New York, 1958.

First edition of this fourth collaboration between Tudor and her husband, with lovely in-text color and black-and-white illustrations. $800.

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"EVERYBODY WAS REALLY DIGGING THEMSELVES AND THINKING AND SAYING IN THEIR BEHAVIOR, IN EVERY ACTION 'WOW! MAN, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING TO BE COLORED'"

BROWN, Claude. Manchild in the Promised land. New York, 1965.

First edition of this moving autobiography chronicling one man's journey out of poverty and crime in Harlem. $800.

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“AT ONCE TOOK THEIR HIGH PLACE IN HUMOROUS LITERATURE”

INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, Richard Harris]. Ingoldsby Legends. London, 1852. Three volumes. Later edition of these comical collections of light verse, myths, historical lore and supernatural tales, wildly popular among Victorian readers, illustrated with engraved title pages, in-text decorations and 20 plates after George Cruikshank and John Leech, handsomely bound by Bayntun. $750.

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SIGNED BY EDWARD ABBEY

ABBEY, Edward. Journey Home. New York, 1977.

First edition of Abbey’s autobiographical exploration of “connections and contradictions among wildness and wilderness, community and anarchy; between civilization and human freedom” (Introduction), signed by Edward Abbey. $750.

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CRACKLING BREAD, LADY BALTIMORE CAKE, CORN PUDDING, KENTUCKY BURGOO, TURTLE SOUP PENDENNIS…

LUSTIG, Lillie S., SONDHEIM, Claire, and RENSEL, Sarah. Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes. Reading, Pennsylvania, 1935.

First edition of this collection of 322 recipes, illustrated by H. Charles Kellum with "40 characteristic illustrations." $650.

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SIGNED BY J.M. COETZEE

COETZEE, John Maxwell. Diary of a Bad Year. Melbourne, Australia, 2007.

First edition of this strange and humorous novel experimenting with form, offering essay-style commentary on politics and war and filled with autobiographical touches, signed on the title page by J.M. Coetzee. $650.

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SIGNED BY LARRY MCMURTRY

MCMURTRY, Larry. Texasville. New York, 1987.

First edition, first printing, of McMurtry’s sequel to The Last Picture Show, returning readers to the small town of Thalia in the aftermath of the 1980s oil boom, boldly signed on colophon page by Larry McMurtry. $600.

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“REALISM WHICH IS AKIN TO GEORGE ELIOT’S”

GASKELL, Elizabeth. Cranford. London, 1891.

Early illustrated edition of Gaskell’s most beloved novel, with a preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie, illustrated with frontispiece and numerous line-cut vignettes by Hugh Thomson, beautifully bound by Rivière & Son. $600.

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“THIS MOMENT CAN DISAPPEAR AT ANY SECOND”

BECKER, Olaf Otto. Unter dem Licht des Nordens. Under the Nordic Light. Koln, 2005.

First edition of Becker’s acclaimed photobook, boldly inscribed by him on the title page beneath his trademark sketch, this one showing a lone photographer and camera poised on a hilltop, featuring 23 pristine color plates of primeval landscapes, glaciers, waterfalls and seasides. $550.

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SIGNED BY EUDORA WELTY

WELTY, Eudora. One Writer's Beginnings. Cambridge, MA / London, 1984.

First edition of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's memoir, signed by Welty on the title page, with frontispiece portrait and ten pages of illustrations. $550.

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INSCRIBED BY JAMES MICHENER

MICHENER, James. Texas. New York, 1985.

First trade edition of Michener's "larger-than-life" epic, boldly inscribed on the title page by him, "NBC 1985, To B— R— Who was the original for the architect. James A. Michener." $550.

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JOHN GRISHAM'S FIRST NOVEL, A TIME TO KILL, INSCRIBED BY HIM

GRISHAM, John. Time to Kill. New York, 1993.

Second edition of Grisham’s first novel, inscribed on the half title by him, "To R—- Best wishes! John Grisham." $500.

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“I MUST PASS ON THE SECRET”

BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code. New York, 2003.

First edition of Dan Brown's suspenseful (and controversial) thriller, an intricate race through centuries of ecclesial conspiracy and the lore of secret societies. $400.00$280.00

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THE FIRST BRITISH BOOK CONTAINING COCKTAILS

TERRINGTON, William. Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks. London and New York, circa 1869.

Early edition of the first book containing British cocktail recipes such as Sir Walter Raleigh's Ale Possett and the West Country Syllabub, in original cloth-gilt. $350.

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