Spring 2019 Catalogue

Browse our selection of Exceptional New Acquisitions from the Spring 2019 Catalogue

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“OUR CAUSE IS JUST: OUR UNION IS PERFECT… RESOLVED TO DIE FREEMEN, RATHER THAN TO LIVE SLAVES”

(CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress. Philadelphia, 1775.

Extraordinarily rare first edition of the Journal of the Second Continental Congress, recording the pivotal events and resolutions from its convening the month after Lexington and Concord, on May 10, 1775, through its adjournment on September 5, 1775, meeting in “strictest secrecy behind closed doors because of the number of British agents” in Philadelphia, with delegates including Founding Fathers Jefferson, Washington and Franklin, published by order of Congress and printed in Philadelphia by William and Thomas Bradford, official printers to the new government. Produced in very limited quantities, copies are quite rare and desirable. This copy belonged to Moses Marshall, prominent 18th-century Philadelphia botanist and horticulturist. An uncut copy complete with half title. $60,000.

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“IT WOULD CORRESPOND WITH MY MASCULO-FEMININE TEMPERAMENT”

(BURTON, Richard F.) SYMONDS, John Addington. A Problem in Greek Ethics. WITH: Two autograph letters signed.

Limited first edition, number 6 of only 10 privately printed copies, of “the first extended historical and literary study of homosexuality in English,” the copy of explorer and author Richard F. Burton; together with a fine signed autograph presentation letter from author John Addington Symonds to Burton and with an unpublished four-page signed autograph letter from Burton to Symonds—written just two months before Burton’s death—acknowledging receipt of the book and discussing its content. With a number of ink emendations to the book, presumably in Symonds’ hand, along with pencil underlining and occasional marginal notations presumably in Burton’s hand. $45,000.

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"TO VISUALIZE THE EVENTS OF THE BIBLE IN A GRAND STYLE"

BIBLE. The Holy Bible. Cambridge, 1660, 1659. Two volumes.

Monumental 1660 Cambridge edition of the King James Bible, richly illustrated with engraved title page, 128 double-page engravings by Visscher, Hollar, Lombart and others after Rubens, De Bruyn de Vos, Tintoret and others, eight folding maps (including a double hemisphere by John Seller and a plan of Jerusalem), 13 engraved portraits of apostles and 12 small plates mounted on four sheets of scenes from Revelations. "It presented the standard text of the Authorized Version in perhaps the most impressive form available in the mid-17th century." Beautifully bound in nicely restored contemporary paneled morocco-gilt. $32,000.

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“ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book." $30,000.

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EXTRAORDINARY FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND VOLUME OF CHAGALL'S LITHOGRAPHE, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED, INSCRIBED ACROSS A TWO-PAGE SPREAD BY CHARLES CHAGALL TO HIS DAUGHTER'S SISTER-IN-LAW WITH SPLENDID ORIGINAL SKETCHES BY CHAGALL

CHAGALL, Marc. Lithographe 1957-1962 (Volume II only). France, 1963.

First trade edition, French issue, of the second volume of this catalogue raisonné, one of 500 copies printed on Grand Vélin d'Arches paper sets, richly illustrated, beautifully inscribed in green marker across the entire two-page half title spread by Chagall to his daughter's sister-in-law, Swiss psychoanalyst Marian Von Castelberg-Meyer: "Zurich. Pour Marian en souveur. Marc Chagall" ["For Marian in remembrance."], with a beautiful two-page color drawing by Chagall depicting a pink dove, a green tree, a pink person, and an orange donkey. $28,500.

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

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

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

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“THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER WRITTEN”

GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London, 1776. Six volumes.

First edition set, with portrait of Gibbon by Joseph Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds and three engraved folding maps of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire and of Constantinople by Kitchin, in handsome contemporary calf. $27,500.

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"THEY REMAIN UNSURPASSED FOR THEIRARTISTIC BEAUTY AND SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY"

ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried. Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body. WITH: The Explanation… London, 1749; 1754. Together, two volumes.

First edition in English of one of the most famous anatomical atlases of the 18th century, with 51 superb atlas folio copper-engraved plates (measuring approximately 18 by 26 inches), drawn and engraved by Jan Wandelaar. Together with the scarce separately published supplemental text volume, The Explanation of Albinus's Anatomical Figures, anonymously translated from Albinus' original Latin. $27,000.

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“THE MOST PRAISED AND MOST CONDEMNED 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN WORK OF FICTION”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885. First edition, first issue, of "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher's three-quarter morocco binding. $26,000.

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FROM MARK TWAIN'S RESEARCH LIBRARY, SIGNED BY TWAIN AND WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS ON THE FINAL PAGE

(TWAIN, Mark) TAINE, Hippolyte. The Ancient Regime. New York, 1876.

Mark Twain's signed copy of Hippolyte Taine's The Ancient Regime, signed "Saml. L. Clemens, Hartford 1876" on the front flyleaf and annotated by him on the final text leaf, "Finished Jan 29th" and beneath that note, "Finished Sept. 10th," indicating that he read the book twice. With the bookplate prepared by Anderson Auction Company in 1911 stating "This book is from the Library of Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)" signed by Twain's literary executor and biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. $25,000.

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"MA FACE PERDUE TA FACE ÉPERDUE / ENSEMBLE FONDU INTIMES CONFONDUES…"

PICASSO, Pablo and CESAIRE, Aime. Corps Perdu. Paris, 1950.

Striking first edition of this powerful celebration of black pride, number 42 of only 177 copies (out of a total edition of 219 copies) on Velin de Montval and signed by poet Aime Cesaire and artist Pablo Picasso, featuring poetry by Cesaire and 32 beautiful illustrations by Picasso (one etching, one etching and rupoint, 10 aquatints, and 20 engravings with burin). $24,000.

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"THE SUPREME COMIC NOVELIST IN ENGLAND AFTER WORLD WAR II"

POWELL, Anthony. A Dance to the Music of Time. London, 1951-75. Twelve volumes.

First editions of all 12 books in Powell's vast multi-volume "A Dance to the Music of Time" novel, inscribed in the years of publication by the author to bookseller and member of the social set Powell portrays in these novels, Handasyde Buchanan, in four volumes: Casanova's Chinese Restaurant—"For Handy Buchanan, with an author's deep gratitude, Tony Powell, July, 1960"; The Kindly Ones—"For Handy Buchanan, with infinite thanks from the author for untiring efforts to market these works, Tony Powell, May, 1962"; The Valley of Bones—"Handy from Tony with deep gratitude over the years, April 1964"; and Books Do Furnish a Room—"Handy, who lives in well furnished circumstances, and with the usual grateful thanks, Tony, May 1971" (Powell has also crossed out his printed name on the title page and signed his name below it). An excellent set. $21,000.

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PARKINSON’S JOURNAL OF COOK’S FIRST VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS—A FINE, LARGE FIRST EDITION, WITH NUMEROUS COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES

(COOK, James) PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage. London, 1773.

First edition, first issue, of Parkinson's richly illustrated account of Cook's first expedition, a substantial large-paper edition with a frontispiece portrait, map of New Zealand, and 26 copper engraved plates from this landmark Pacific voyage. A fine, wide-margined copy in contemporary marbled boards. $20,500.

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“CAMELOT… NAME OF THE ASYLUM, LIKELY”

TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. New York, 1889.

First edition, second issue, of Twain’s comedic critique of Arthurian legend and 19th-century America. This copy inscribed and signed by the author "Truly Yours Mark Twain" on a front flyleaf. $19,000.

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"HERE IS THIS ROTTEN LITTLE BOOK"

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

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

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1829 FIRST EDITION OF MILBERT'S LANDMARK HUDSON RIVER ATLAS

MILBERT, Jacques-Gerard. Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson. Paris, 1829.

First edition of this outstanding series of American views, which "constitute a unique and valuable record" (Sherman) of the natural splendors to be seen along the Hudson River, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and at Niagara Falls, with lithographed title page, 54 lovely lithographed views, and large double-page hand-colored map. $16,800.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1912. Ten volumes.

Second edition set of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” Splendidly bound in the very scarce publisher’s morocco, and with the equally scarce publisher's dust jackets. $16,800.

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INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

OBAMA, Barack. Dreams from My Father. New York, 1995. First edition of President Obama's first book, his "provocative autobiography," inscribed by him, "To Carey and Chris — All the best to you and your valuable work! Warm Regards, Barack Obama." $16,000.

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TWO SPLENDID, 66-INCH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE BOSPORUS BY JOSEPH SCHRANZ, ALONG WITH 12 BEAUTIFUL FOLIO CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS WITH ADDITIONAL HAND-COLORING

(CONSTANTINOPLE) SCHRANZ, Joseph. Le Bosphore. Constantinople, circa 1856-58.

Beautiful collection of hand-colored views of Constantinople and the Bosporus, featuring two splendid large (10 by 66 inches) folding chromolithographic panoramas of the Bosporus, each panorama consisting of four plates printed in colors and finished by hand, along with an accompanying suite of 12 lovely folio chromolithographs also finished with hand-coloring. $16,000.

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“WE ARE SPELL-BOUND, WE CANNOT CHOOSE BUT READ”: RARE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF WUTHERING HEIGHTS

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

Extraordinarily important and rare first American edition (published less than five months after the virtually unobtainable London first edition) of Emily Brontë's passionate masterpiece. $16,000.

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“A DELIGHT TO THE CASUAL READER AND A RICH TREASURY FOR THE HISTORICAL INVESTIGATOR”

(CIVIL WAR). Harper's Weekly. New York, 1861-1865. Six volumes.

Critical run of one of the great contemporary historical sources of the Civil War, containing first-hand accounts from the battlefield and thousands of woodengraved illustrations by such noted American artists as Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast, including many scenes of battle and camp, portraits of officers, political cartoons, maps and battle plans. A beautiful set, quite rare in publisher’s original cloth. $15,000.

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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED BY FDR—ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.). Minutes of the Committee and of the First Commission for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies. Hyde Park, 1925. Together, four volumes.

First separate publication of the very rare FDR-sponsored printing of a Revolutionary War-era manuscript that was in Roosevelt's possession, copy number 16 of only 50 copies printed, dated, numbered and signed by Roosevelt on the colophon. Presentation copy additionally inscribed by FDR in the year of publication on the front free endpaper: "Victor H. Paltsits Esq. from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt 1925." Offered together with first editions of both the Historical Society publication and Donald Carmichael's pamphlet regarding the history of the manuscript, which prints considerable unpublished FDR correspondence about this project. $14,500.

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"NOTHING SHORT OF THE LOSS OF MY LIFE SHALL PREVENT ME FROM BECOMING THEIR HISTORIAN": CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, 1841 SECOND EDITION, SIGNED AND DATED BY CATLIN IN EACH VOLUME

CATLIN, George. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London, 1841. Two volumes. An exceptional copy of Catlin's North American Indians, boldly signed "Geo. Catlin of Wyoming, Penna. 1842" in each volume. This is the second edition, published the same year as the first, and contains three maps (one folding) and over 300 plates. $13,800.

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“AMONG THE VERY GREAT NOVELISTS IN THE LANGUAGE”

CONRAD, Joseph. Collected Works. Garden City, 1925-26. Twenty-three volumes.

Signed limited "Memorial Edition," one of only 99 sets signed by Conrad, with engraved frontispiece plate in each volume. Sets of the complete works of Conrad are scarce; signed sets are particularly rare.

$13,500.

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INSCRIBED BY J.K. ROWLING

ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London, 1998.

First edition, first printing, of the second book in Rowling's phenomenally successful Harry Potter series, warmly inscribed on the the dedication page by her, "To N— who is one of the first to have read this—so I'm flattered! J. K. Rowling," a splendid copy. $13,500.

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DALÍ’S LARGE FOLIO ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SIGNED BY HIM, WITH AN ORIGINAL ETCHING AND 12 FULL-PAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAVURES

(DALÍ, Salvador). CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York, 1969.

Beautifully printed limited edition of the brilliant and beloved children's classic, number 978 of 2500 copies signed by Salvador Dalí on the title page, with an original etching and 12 full-page color photogravures after his paintings—as breathtakingly imaginative as the text they illustrate. $13,500.

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY DALÍ WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A SHOOTING STAR

DALÍ, Salvador. Diners de Gala. New York, 1973.

Desirable first edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala, an exceptional copy boldly inscribed in black felt pen by Dalí across two pages preceding title page to "Josefine," with his sketch of shooting star above his name, "Dalí, 1975." $13,500.

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“HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, AND HAS MAINTAINED ITS REPUTATION”

NASH, Joseph. Mansions of England in the Olden Time. London, 1869-72. Four volumes in two.

Later edition of this most desirable illustrated survey of the “stately homes” of England—one of the highpoints of English color lithography—with the 106 chromolithographed plates printed in color and finished with beautiful hand-coloring heightened in gum arabic, in beautiful publisher's morocco-gilt. $13,000.

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"CONVERT US, O GOD, OUR SAVIOR"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Rouen, France, circa 1470.

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, circa 1470, featuring a complex miniature of the Coronation of the Virgin, four lines of the Compline, stunning borders, and elaborate four- and one-line initials. $12,750.

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"REDESIGNING THE SHAPE OF HISTORY… AUGUSTINE WOULD DOMINATE WESTERN THOUGHT FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM"

AUGUSTINE. Of the Citie of God. London, 1620. Second edition in English of Augustine's monumental "scheme of universal history… providing a vocabulary for Christian thinking in the West for centuries" (Boorstin, The Creators). Because of the innovative conception of history presented in this work, Augustine was considered "the founder of a new science, to which Voltaire assigned the name 'philosophy of history.' For the first time a comprehensive survey of human history is presented" (PMM). $12,500.

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"THE FATHER OF PUBLIC RELATIONS": PROPAGANDA, SIGNED BY EDWARD BERNAYS

BERNAYS, Edward L. Propaganda. New York, 1928.

First edition of Bernays' Propaganda, signed by him, the controversial work n which he boldly proclaims the "conscious and intelligent manipulation… of the masses is an important element in democratic society," pivotal in developing "his lifelong dictum that everything is a matter of public relations, whether the individual knows it or not” (Manning, 24-5), in original gilt-stamped cloth. $11,500.

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"OF CONSIDERABLE HISTORIC INTEREST"

(NEW ZEALAND) BARRAUD, C.D.; TRAVERS, W.T.L. New Zealand Graphic and Descriptive. London, 1877.

First edition of one of the finest color plate books dealing with New Zealand, with 30 striking elephant folio lithographs—24 of them printed in color and mounted—of scenery throughout New Zealand. This copy extra-illustrated with a fine large hand-colored wood engraving by Samuel Calvert entitled "Haunt of the Lyre Bird" dated 1879 bound in at rear. $11,500.

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“A TURNING POINT IN HIS CAREER”

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

Deluxe signed limited first edition, with 51 full-color mounted plates by Rackham, number 230 of only 250 copies signed by Rackham, one of the smallest limitations for a Rackham title and "the first book illustrated wholly by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition" (Riall). One of the most scarce and desirable Rackham titles. $11,000.

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“A MIGHTY COMMONWEALTH, REDEEMED FROM BONDAGE, AND REJOICING IN HER REDEMPTION”

(NAPOLEON) MUDFORD, William. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands (Waterloo). London, 1817.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated history of the final battles against Napoleon's forces in the Netherlands, including his historic defeat at Waterloo. With double-page plate depicting the raging battle of Waterloo, engraved extra title page, a large folding map, a double-page map, and 26 full-page plates, all save the maps aquatint engravings with vivid hand-coloring. A handsomely bound copy. $11,000.

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EXTRAORDINARY ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A LATE 15TH-CENTURY FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS, FEATURING A BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE OF THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. SEBASTIAN

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Savoy, circa 1460.

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, circa 1460, featuring a domed miniature of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian; a four-line initial; four lines of text from the Suffrages; and a lovely border. $10,750.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED DELUXE SET OF THE WORKS OF TOLSTOY

TOLSTOY, Leo. Complete Works of Count Tolstoy. Boston, 1904. Twenty-four volumes.

Beautifully bound “Edition de Luxe,” number 314 of only 1000 sets, of Tolstoy’s entire canon, finely printed and wide-margined, with title pages on Japanese vellum and over 100 engraved, etched, and photogravure illustrations. $10000.

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"THERE WAS NEVER ANY PRINCE THAT GOT A GREATER NAME THAN ALEXANDER"

[BOTERO, Giovanni]. Observations upon the Lives of Alexander, Caesar, Scipio. London, 1602.

First edition in English of Italian philosopher and diplomat Giovanni Botero's treatise on the exemplary lives of Alexander, Caesar and Scipio, penned by Botero when he was the tutor to the sons of the Duke of Savoy and doubtless intended for their use. $9800.

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

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

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

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ONE OF ONLY 105 COPIES SIGNED BY MARGERY WILLIAMS BIANCO

(RACKHAM, Arthur) BIANCO, Margery Williams. Poor Cecco. New York, 1925.

Signed limited large-paper first edition, number 72 of only 105 copies signed by Margery Williams Bianco, of her enchanting toy adventure, with seven full-page mounted illustrations and numerous in-text line drawings by Rackham. $9500.

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EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH MISSAL, WITH MAGNIFICENT ELABORATE SILVER CORNERS, CENTERPIECES AND CLASPS

(CATHOLIC MISSAL). Missale Romanum. Madrid, 1791.

1791 Madrid missal, with nine full-page engraved plates, two in-text engravings of saints and an engraved vignette on the title page, magnificently bound with large elaborate pure silver corners, centerpieces and clasps, likely from a much earlier date. $9500.

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LARGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY—THE IMAGE EVENTUALLY USED AS THE OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT—BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY KENNEDY

(KENNEDY, John F.). Photograph inscribed. No place, no date.

Large photographic print of Fabian Bachrach's iconic portrait of President Kennedy wearing a pinstripe suit, boldly inscribed in the margin to the Kennedy's family's "numbers man": "To Tom Walsh—with esteem and very best wishes—John Kennedy." $9500.

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IMPERIAL EDITION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY, WITH 62 LOVELY FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY JAMES MERIGOT

(ROME) MERIGOT, James. A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome. London, circa 1821.

Imperial paper edition of Merigot's classic work on Rome, with 62 magnificent, finely hand-colored aquatint engravings—a lovely uncut copy. $8800.

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SCARCE FISHING VOLUME FROM THE LIBRARY OF FDR, SIGNED BY HIM

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) DE WORDE, Wynkyn. The Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle. London, 1880.

Outstanding association copy of this facsimile of the first book in English on fishing, from the personal library of President Franklin D. Roosevelt—an avid bibliophile and fisherman—signed by him "Franklin D. Roosevelt, The White House—1935." $8800.

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INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO HIS LONG-SERVING PRIVATE SECRETARY AND ROMANTIC INTEREST, MISSY LEHAND

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Christmas Sermon. New York, 1923.

Later edition of Stevenson's thoughtful musings on death and morality, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his longtime private secretary: "M.A.L. Xmas 1924 from F.D.R," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $8500.

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SIGNED BY JIMMY CARTER, GERALD FORD, RICHARD NIXON, AND RONALD REAGAN

REAGAN, Ronald; NIXON, Richard; FORD, Gerald R.; and CARTER, Jimmy. Photograph signed by 4 presidents. Washington, 1981.

Original color photograph of Presidents Carter, Ford, Nixon, and Reagan at the White House prior to leaving for Anwar Sadat's funeral, signed on the mat by all four. $8500.

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SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy. Washington, 1945.

Rare 1945 lithoprint of the Smyth Report on the creation of the atom bomb, preceding the first published version, signed by Henry DeWolf Smyth on the title page, complete and in original wrappers, one of only 1000 copies printed, accompanied by the Offprint from the Princeton University Library Chronicle with Smyth's account of the production of this historic lithoprint. $8500.

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“MY FIRST MEMORY IS OF THE BRIGHTNESS OF LIGHT—LIGHT ALL AROUND”

O'KEEFFE, Georgia. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, (1976).

First trade edition of this superbly illustrated large folio collection of paintings by O’Keeffe, presentation-association copy boldly inscribed by her in the year of publication on the fly title to photographer Alan Ross, former assistant to Ansel Adams: "For Alan, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1976." $8500.

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"CHARACTERIZED BY ROMANTIC FEELING": WITH 18 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT FOLIO PLATES

(ENGLAND) (WALES) LOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. London, 1805.

First edition of this splendid picturesque tour of the countryside of England and Wales, with 18 beautifully hand-colored aquatint folio plates. $8200.

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“WHEN WE RECALL THE OCCASION THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER… HOW COULD IT BE THAT WE SHOULD NOT RECALL EACH OTHER?”

BARTON, Clara. Story of My Childhood. New York, 1907.

First edition, presentation copy, of Clara Barton's childhood memoir, very warmly inscribed to a man she met while providing Red Cross relief to survivors of the 1900 Galveston hurricane: "To Lieut. O.H. Binckley, My dear Lieut., When we recall the occasion which brought us to know each other. The scenes we lived through. The woes we witnessed, how could it be that we should not recall each other? In all the better days to come 'Thou will think of me, and I will think of thee.' Sincerely Clara Barton. Glen Echo Md. March 25 1910." $8000.

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“A BOOK OF UNCOMMON VALUE AND INTEREST”

LITHGOW, William. Totall Discourse. London, 1632.

First complete edition, with enlarged and revised text, of this entertaining and engrossing chronicle of the "ill-tempered but courageous Scot" wandering (Baugh et al., 623) from France to England by way of Italy, Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land, handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $7800.

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“A VALUABLE AND MUCH ESTEEMED WORK”

MORYSON, Fynes. An Itinerary. London, 1617.

First edition of Moryson’s fascinating account of travel through late 16th-century Europe, including Germany, Holland, Italy, Turkey, France, and the British Isles, with eight half-page woodcut plans of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Constantinople, Jerusalem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. $7500.

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SIGNED BY JOAN MIRÓ

MIRO, Joan. Sculptures. Paris, 1970.

Signed limited first edition of Miro's sculpture, number 41 of 150 copies beautifully printed on Lana wove and signed by the artist, with six striking double-page color lithographs (four lithographs after Miro and two original lithographs accomplished by Miro) and 12 photographic images of Miro's sculptures. $7500.

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ONE OF THE "FIRST MODERN POLITICAL THINKERS TO UNIVERSALIZE A SINGLE REVOLUTION": VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF PAINE’S LETTER… TO THE ABBE RAYNAL, 1782

PAINE, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal. Philadelphia, 1782.

First edition of Paine's important rebuttal of Raynal's pro-British work, a major work that established the American Revolution as a turning point in human history and Paine as one of the "first modern political thinkers to universalize a single revolution." $7200.

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"AS HE DIED TO MAKE MEN HOLY, LET US DIE TO MAKE MEN FREE, WHILE GOD IS MARCHING ON!"

HOWE, Julia Ward. Autograph lyrics signed. No place, July 18, 1900.

Autograph lyrics for "Battle Hymn of the Republic," inscribed and signed by their author: "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born, across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me. As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on! Julia War Howe. July 18th, 1900." Handsomely frame with a first day cover with a cachet portrait of Howe. $6800.

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INSCRIBED BY JACKIE ROBINSON

ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T. Wait Till Next Year. New York, 1960.

First edition of Robinson's inside story of overcoming racial antagonism and discrimination in baseball, inscribed on the half title in the year of publication by him, "6-10-60 To John King with best wishes. I hope you enjoy 'Wait Till Next Year' Jackie Robinson," along with the inscription of his co-author Carl T. Rowan below, "I add my good wishes, Carl T. Rowan." $6800.

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BOLDLY SIGNED BY MARC CHAGALL IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION WITH AN ORIGINAL SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH

(CHAGALL, Marc) BIDERMANAS, Izis, photographer, and MCMULLEN, Roy, author. The World of Marc Chagall. Garden City, New York, 1968.

First edition of this acclaimed biographical photobook illustrating Chagall at work in the studio and on site, signed across the entire half title in the year of publication: "Marc Chagall 1968 Filadelphie N.J.," with an original self-portrait sketch also by Chagall. $6500.

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WITH 53 BEAUTIFUL FOLIO HAND-COLORED PLATES OF PORTUGAL AND SPAIN

(SPAIN) (PORTUGAL) (NAPOLEONIC WARS) BRADFORD, William. Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain. London, 1809.

First edition, first issue, illustrated with 53 full-page hand-colored engraved folio plates, including 40 plates of scenic views of Portugal and Spain along with examples of native costume, and a supplement of 13 plates of the military uniforms of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French armies. $6500.

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

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

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

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THE FIRST EYE-WITNESS REPORTS OF THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (PAINE, Thomas, editor). The Pennsylvania Magazine. Philadelphia, April, 1775.

First edition of the Thomas Paine-edited Pennsylvania Magazine for April, 1775, including a graphic, eye-witness report of the first military engagement of the American Revolution (the Battle of Lexington and Concord), and also mentioning Paul Revere and his Midnight Ride. $6000.

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LATE 16TH-CENTURY EDITION OF THE GENEVA NEW TESTAMENT

BIBLE. The Newe Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ. London, 1589.

Attractively bound 1589 edition of the Geneva version of the New Testament, the important translation that shaped Protestant piety for some five decades, with woodcut title page. $6000.

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"FIRST FULL-LENGTH ENGLISH BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) CORRY, John. Life of George Washington… BOUND WITH: Eloge Funebre. London: J.W. Myers… and J. Ogle, Edinburgh / Paris, 1800. Two works in one volume.

First edition of Corry's biography of Washington, preceded only by Weems' American biography issued the same year, with Corry's landmark work praising the military leadership and presidency of Americas's founding father, featuring extensive excerpts from his speeches and core Revolutionary works, bound with the first edition of Louis Fontanes' Éloge Funebre de Washington, commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte, this distinctive association copy containing the bookplate of prominent French statesman Marques de Bouille, famously cited in the French anthem, La Marseillaise, for his opposition to the French Revolution. A beautiful copy in contemporary tree calf. $6000.

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“IT IS A TERRIBLE THING, THIS KINDNESS… WE HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO GIVE”

LEGUIN, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness. New York, 1969.

First hardcover edition of LeGuin’s award-winning book, “one of the three or four most influential science fiction novels of the last half-century”—a lyrical and challenging tale of politics, gender and love on an alien world, inscribed and signed by her on the front free endpaper, "To Dave, with all good wishes, Ursula." $5600.

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“I WAS NOT BORN WITH A HUNGER TO BE FREE. I WAS BORN FREE”

MANDELA, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Boston, 1994.

First American edition, first printing, of the stirring autobiography of the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, signed on the title page by Nelson Mandela. $5500.

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“ONE OF THE GREATEST OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS”

SAUNDERS, Louise. The Knave of Hearts. New York, 1925. First edition of "one of the greatest of American illustrated books" (Porter, 84), the last and most lavish children's book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, with mounted cover design, pictorial endpapers, 14 full-page color plates, and nine in-text color illustrations. $5500.

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SLOANE’S ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF NAPOLEON, HANDSOMELY BOUND

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

First edition of Sloane's monumental account of Napoleon's personal and military life, with over 300 illustrations, portraits and maps, many in color, very handsomely bound by Bickers. $5500.

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BROWNE'S 1681 COMPLEAT TREATISE OF THE MUSCLES,WITH SUPERB ENGRAVED ANATOMICAL PLATES

(MEDICINE) BROWNE, John. A Compleat Treatise of the Muscles, As they appear in Humane Body. London, 1681.

First edition, with 37 copper-engraved plates depicting full figures and muscle groups, and an engraved frontispiece portrait. $5500.

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ONE OF ONLY 525 COPIES ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY RACKHAM

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. London, 1932.

Signed limited first edition of this classic fairy tale collection, number 496 of only 525 copies signed by Rackham, illustrated with 12 full-page color plates and 59 delightful in-text line cuts by him. $5400.

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

(CONSTANTINOPLE) (ISTANBUL) FETTEL, Constantine J. Panorama de Constantinople. Constantinople, 1882.

Rare exceptionally large photographic panorama of Constantinople from 1882, by Constantine J. Fettel, with ten mounted vintage albumen prints linked together to offer a wonderful accordion-fold panoramic image of the city spanning nearly nine feet in length—an exceptional view of majestic mosques, churches and palaces—in original gilt-stamped cloth binding. $5200.

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“MORTON CONVINCED THE WORLD, THE CREDIT IS HIS” (OSLER)

MORTON, William Thomas Green. Statements Supported by Evidence… of the Anaesthetic Properties of Ether. Washington, 1853.

First edition, an exceedingly rare presentation copy of the 1853 Senate Committee Report documenting the long and bitter controversy over Dr. William Morton’s revolutionary discovery of surgical anesthesia, a groundbreaking event with “an immediate and profound effect on medical practice”—inscribed by Dr. Morton to the “Franklin Institute Library, Philadelphia, Pen. With Respects of W.T.G. Morton, M.D. Boston, Mass.”—scarce in contemporary marbled boards. $5200.

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SICHEL'S BIOGRAPHY OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON, WITH FINE COSWAY-STYLE PORTRAIT ON THE FRONT BOARD

(HAMILTON, Emma) SICHEL, Walter. Emma Lady Hamilton. London, 1905.

First edition of the definitive biography of Lady Hamilton, in beautiful full morocco-gilt with a Cosway-style binding of Hamilton on the front board. $5000.

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"AN ENTIRE HISTORY WAS YET TO BE TOLD": W.E.B. DU BOIS' MAGNUM OPUS, BLACK RECONSTRUCTION

DU BOIS, W.E. Burghardt. Black Reconstruction. New York, 1935.

First edition of Du Bois "monumental" epic history that fundamentally altered views of the Reconstruction and helped spark "the long attempt to rescue black history in America," an especially handsome copy in the original dust jacket. $4900.

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"THE SENTIMENTS OF THE HEART CANNOT SUBMIT TO BE DIRECTED BY THE RULE AND THE SQUARE"

(WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary) GODWIN, William. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman. London, 1798.

First edition of William Godwin's memoir of his recently deceased wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the landmark work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with engraved frontispiece portrait of her, handsomely bound in full morocco by Bayntun. $4800.

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“A PLEASANT AND IN MANY PLACES A TRUE HISTORY OF A VERY BRAVE PEOPLE”

JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH (THOMPSON, Aaron, translator). The British History. London, 1718.

Scarce first edition in English of Jeffrey of Monmouth's vastly influential History of the Kings of Britain, the most important source for the story of King Lear and the legend of King Arthur. Handsomely bound. $4800.

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EXQUISITE FOLDING PANORAMA OF LATE 19TH-CENTURY JERUSALEM BY ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER TANCREDE DUMAS

DUMAS, Tancrede. No. 2 Jerusalem Panorama. Beyreuth [Beirut], 1889.

Beautiful large three-part panorama of late 19th-century Jerusalem, with labels for the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Hurva Synagogue, the Tomb of David, the Holy Sepulchre, the Garden of Gethsemane, and more. $4800.

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WITH 58 SPECTACULAR HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC FLOWER PLATES

LOUDON, Jane Wells. Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants. London, 1849.

Second edition of Jane Loudon’s classic botanical work on bulbous plants, with 58 beautiful hand-colored lithographic plates by Day and Haghe, one of the largest and most prominent lithographic firms of mid-19th-century England and lithographers to the Queen. An attractive copy in contemporary morocco-gilt. $4500.

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"WE MUST CAST OUR LOTS WITH A NON-STATISTICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND ACHIEVE WHATEVER DEGREE OF RELIABILITY OR REPRODUCIBILITY WE MAY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES OF MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL"

SKINNER, Burrhus Frederic. Behavior of Organisms. New York and London, 1938.

First edition of the foundational work in behavioral analysis and experimental analysis of behavior, in scarce original dust jacket. $4200.

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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. $4000.

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"TO MY FRIEND… WHO KNOWS THE WEST AND MAY CARE TO FOLLOW MY TRAILS THROUGH THESE PAGES"

REMINGTON, Frederic. Pony Tracks. New York, 1895.

First edition of Remington's first book, with 70 full-page and in-text halftones after his sketches, inscribed: "To my friend Mr Jas Hill—who knows the west and may care to follow my trails through these pages. Frederic Remington. New York Oct. 9 '96—." A handsome copy in original bright gilt pictorial cloth. $3900.

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“A WELL-RESEARCHED EXPOSÉ OF INDIAN MISTREATMENT”

[JACKSON, Helen Hunt]. Century of Dishonor. New York, 1881.

First edition of this "impassioned account" of the United States government’s crimes against indigenous communities, written to raise awareness and generate a push for legislative reform and ethical change in society at large. This copy presented in the year of publication to William Saunders, who was the U.S. Department of Agriculture's first botanist and landscape architect, and who designed the Washington, DC park system. $3800.

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"THOSE WHO SAW HER FIRST, RUN AWAY, CRYING OUT, 'THERE IS THE DEVIL'": VERY SCARCE CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH EDITION OF HISTORY OF A SAVAGE GIRL, CIRCA 1760

[LE BLANC, Marie-Angelique Memmie] [HECQUET, Marie-Catherine Homassel]. History of a Savage Girl. London, circa 1760.

Scarce London edition, likely the first edition in English of the life of "a savage girl," Marie-Angélique Memmie Leblanc, reportedly published barely a decade after the French first edition, a fascinating contemporary account of her mysterious appearance in the forests of France in 1731, a work that "marks out a new direction in the history of the feral child. In part, this is due to the particular nature of her case… a mirror-image of Robinson Crusoe a savage shipwrecked in the midst of civilization." $3800.

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COACHING ADVICE FROM THE NAMESAKE OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY

HEISMAN, John W. Principles of Football. St. Louis, 1922.

Second edition of this classic volume of football strategy by one of the great college coaches of all time, with numerous in-text diagrams of plays, expanded to include a frontispiece portrait and 18 full-page game-play photographs. Scarce and desirable in original dust jacket. $3500.

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"INSTRUCTIVE, FULL OF ANECDOTE AND INTEREST"

(ERASMUS) [JORTIN, John]. The Life of Erasmus. London, 1758-60. Two volumes.

First edition, wide-margined copy, of Jortin's life of Erasmus, with lovely mezzotint frontispiece portrait of Erasmus by Holbein and six copper-engraved plates of facsimile autographs of Erasmus and his contemporaries. $3500.

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“IT SEEMED PLAIN TO ME THAT TOO MUCH SPACE WAS GIVEN TO POETRY AND ROMANCE AND NOT ENOUGH TO STATISTICS AND AGRICULTURE”

TWAIN, Mark. Mark Twain's Memoranda. From the Galaxy. Toronto, 1871.

First edition of this unauthorized Canadian publication of some of Twain's earlier pieces that originally appeared in the New York literary periodical Galaxy (May 1870-February 1871). Among the rarest of Twain's early publications. $3200.

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“THE MOST HANDSOME BOOK PRODUCED IN THE WHOLE OF THE 19TH CENTURY”

SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages. London, 1843. Two volumes.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated study of costumes and decorations by Shaw, one of the greatest illuminators of the 19th century, with 94 plates of finely tailored and crafted French and English Medieval dress and accoutrements, many exquisitely hand-colored. A lovely copy in contemporary morocco-gilt. $3200.

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“A LEGEND IN THE TRADITION OF ROBIN HOOD”

ANONYMOUS. (JAMES, Jesse). Jesse James: The Life and Daring Adventures. Philadelphia, 1883.

First edition of one of the earliest accounts of the life and death of Jesse James, with eight full-page woodcut engravings, scarce in fragile original pictorial wrappers. $3000.

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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THE BOOK THAT PROMPTED THOMAS PAINE'S FAMOUS LETTER TO ABBÉ RAYNAL: THE REVOLUTION OF AMERICA, 1781

RAYNAL, Abbé [Guillaume Thomas François]. Revolution of America. London, 1781.

First edition in English, simultaneous with the first French edition, of the book that sparked Thomas Paine's influential defense of the American Revolution, in original marbled boards. $2800.

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“THE BEST PAINTER AND ENGRAVER OF INSECTS OF HIS DAY”

HARRIS, Moses. Exposition of English Insects. London, 1782.

Third edition, with one plain and 51 delicately hand-colored copper-engraved plates of nearly 500 illustrations of insects, entirely drawn and colored by Harris. In original boards, entirely uncut—a lovely, clean, large copy. $2800.

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SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

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

Signed limited first edition of this amusing account of the 19th-century dandy, number 462 of only 550 copies (500 of which were offered for sale), signed on the verso of the half title by Virginia Woolf in her characteristic purple ink. $2800.

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CHEYNE’S ENGLISH MALADY, 1733, THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT BOOK ON NEUROSES

CHEYNE, George. English Malady. London, 1733.

First edition of one of the most influential early books on what was to become the discipline of psychiatry, probably the most widely read and influential English language book on the subject in the 18th century. $2700.

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PARIS DURING REIGN OF NAPOLÉON III, WITH 30 LOVELY HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHS

EICHOT, Charles. Paris sous Napoleon III. Paris, circa 1860.

Lovely 19th-century travel album of 24 lovely hand-colored lithographs of Parisian views after Charles Eichot, finely lithographed by A. Collette, with an additional 6 hand-colored plates from Paris en Miniature. $2000.

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