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FIRST ISSUE OF THE GREAT GATSBY IN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE UNRESTORED ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, 1925.

First edition, first issue, in a very rare first-issue dust jacket, of one of the most important and sought-after classics of modern literature, in an exceptionally lovely and entirely unrestored dust jacket. $278,000.

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RARE LIMITED EDITION OF TWELVE INSTANT IMAGES, ONE OF ONLY 50 PORTFOLIOS ISSUED WITH 12 VINTAGE EXHIBITION-SIZE PRINTS SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS—WALKER EVANS, ANSEL ADAMS, JOSEF SUDEK, DAVID BAILEY, MINOR WHITE, LENNART NILSSON, SARAH MOON, ULRICH MACK, YOUSUF KARSH, KISHIN SHINOYAMA, OLIVIERO TOSCANI, AND JEANLOUP SIEFF

EVANS, Walker; ADAMS, Ansel; KARSH, Yousuf; SUDEK, Joseph; WHITE, Minor et al. Twelve Instant Images on Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative Film. Zurich, Switzerland, 1978.

Rare signed limited edition, one of only 50 sets in a signed unnumbered limitation featuring 12 vintage exhibition-size prints, each print signed by the photographer, an exceptional portfolio collection of striking duotones by world-renowned modern masters of photography—Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Joseph Sudek, David Bailey, Minor White, Lennart Nilsson, Sarah Moon, Ulrich Mack, Yousuf Karsh, Kishin Shinoyama, Oliviero Toscani, and Jeanloup Sieff—edited by Allan Porter of Camera for Polaroid Corporation, including Evans' abstract close-up, Toscani's portrait of Andy Warhol, Karsh's portrait of Marshall McLuhan, Adams' "Window, Bear Valley," luminous nudes by Bailey and Sieff, Sudek's still life, richly evocative images by Moon, Mack and Nilsson, Shinoyama's striking nudes, and Minor White's dynamic cityscape. $28,000.

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“THE VERY BEST AMERICAN BATTLE SCENES IN EXISTENCE”

KENDALL, George W. and NEBEL, Carl. War Between the United States and Mexico. New York and Philadelphia, 1851. First edition of one of the most important and impressive pictorial chronicles of the Mexican-American War, boasting 12 superb folio hand-finished full-color lithographic plates. $27,500.

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ENORMOUS SEPIA ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY GENERAL GRANT

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) GUTEKUNST, Frederick, photographer. Photograph signed. No place, 1865.

Enormous sepia albumen photograph portrait, signed “U.S. Grant, General,” with Philadelphia photographer Frederick Gutekunst's large printed label affixed to the verso. The image was taken shortly after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox and also Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre; Grant is wearing a mourning ribbon in honor of Lincoln. $25,000.

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“THE MOST AMAZING, ENDURING AND ENDEARING ONE-MAN FEAT”

JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. London, 1755. Two volumes.

First edition of the first great dictionary of the English language, Johnson’s “audacious attempt to tame his unruly native tongue… combining huge erudition with a steely wit and remarkable clarity of thought” (Hitchings, 3)—“Johnson’s writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton’s discoveries had in mathematics.” Nicely bound in handsome period-style full morocco. $23,500.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING—ONE OF ONLY 35 RESERVED FOR PRESENTATION

FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London, 1963.

Signed limited first edition, the only Bond title issued in a limited edition, one of only 35 unnumbered copies reserved for presentation signed by Ian Fleming (from a total signed limited edition of 285), of the eleventh Bond novel, in which 007 takes a bride, only to have his happiness cut short by the schemes of his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld. $23,000.

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FINE 1863 ABRAHAM LINCOLN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED AS PRESIDENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR TO MAJOR GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD

LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph note signed "A. Lincoln" Washington, May 11, 1863.

Fine Abraham Lincoln autograph note signed, penned entirely by Lincoln while President at a critical moment during the Civil War. Following a Union loss at Chancellorsville, President Lincoln requests from General Joseph Hooker's chief of staff, Major General Daniel Butterfield, additional details regarding the President's personal visit to northern Virginia only a few days after the defeat. $20,000.

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"THANK YOU FOR COMING FOR THE LAST THING WE ALL DO TOGETHER FOR JACK"

(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) KENNEDY, John F. Archive from the Inauguration of the British Memorial to President John F. Kennedy, including program inscribed and typed letter signed with envelope free frank. New York and Runnymede, London, 1965-66.

Extraordinary archive from the Inauguration of the British Memorial to President John F. Kennedy, compiled by his fellow PT-109 survivor and campaign aide, Barney Ross, featuring a commemorative program—one of only 100 copies printed and specially bound for Jackie Kennedy—with a tipped-in order of service wonderfully inscribed by Jackie Kennedy, an album of original photographs with 21 images by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton, and a signed typed letter from Jackie Kennedy thanking Ross for a special silver-gilt box and for attending the ceremony, as well as assorted original correspondence and documents related to the event. $19,500.

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THE POETS OF AMERICA, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL BOUND IN, INCLUDING AN INSCRIBED WHITMAN ENVELOPE

STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. Poets of America. Cambridge, 1885. Two volumes extended to six.

First edition, number 84 of 150 large paper copies, extra-illustrated with many engraved portraits and an extraordinary collection of autograph material from 54 different authors bound in. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $19,000.

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PHOTOGRAPH OF MARCUS GARVEY, BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM

GARVEY, Marcus. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1920.

Photograph circa 1920 of Jamaican-American leader Marcus Garvey—"an important link between early 20th-century black leaders and modern spokesmen"—an exceptional photographic portrait signed by Garvey with his bold inked signature along the lower portion of the sepia-toned image. $18,500.

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"KING GEORGE III CALLED HIM 'THAT DEVIL WILKES'": A GREAT RARITY, JOHN WILKES' LETTER TO SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1770, AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED BY FOUNDING FATHER JOHN DICKINSON

(DICKINSON, John) (WILKES, John). Letter to Samuel Johnson. London, 1770.

First edition of England's John Wilkes' fiery Letter to Samuel Johnson in opposition to his False Alarm, declaring Johnson would scandalously permit "a wicked minister to defeat the whole constitutional establishment of representation"—this rare association copy belonging to preeminent Founding Father John Dickinson, with his owner signature above the title page—issued anonymously the same year as the Boston massacre, with the imprisoned Wilkes a "symbol of liberty" who championed Dickinson, earlier praising his Farmer's Letters for having "perfectly understood and ably defended… the cause of freedom," uncut in original wrappers. $18,000.

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RARE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF VOLTAIRE’S CANDIDE, 1759

VOLTAIRE. Candid. London, 1759, 1755.

First edition in English of one of the great classics of world literature, published the same year as the French-language Geneva first edition. Bound with a first edition of Henry Fielding's posthumous Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon. $17,800.

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“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE INCIDENTS IN THE WHOLE OF MARITIME HISTORY”

BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea. London, 1792.

First edition of the official account of the mutiny on the Bounty and "one of the most heroic sea voyages ever made" (Hill), with stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Bligh and seven engraved plates and charts (five folding). Beautifully bound. $17,800.

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

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

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

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"I ONCE HEARD YOU SAY YOU WOULD NOT GIVE A COPPER TO BE MARRIED AFTER 30, BUT I MUST ADD, FEW GENTLEMEN ARE FIT TO BE MARRIED UNTILL THAT AGE"

ADAMS, Abigail. Autograph letter. Quincy, Massachusetts, March 20, 1803.

Fascinating autograph letter from First Lady Abigail Adams to her youngest son, Thomas Boylston Adams, discussing her health; the timing of a good marriage and settling down; improvements in Quincy; and the importance of supporting John Adams' irksome close friend, historian François van der Kemp. $17,500.

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THE DANGER OF A DEMAGOGUE

WEBSTER, Noah. Autograph manuscript, signed "A Federalist" No place, circa 1799.

Intriguing, lengthy autograph manuscript by Noah Webster—signed "A Federalist"—a complete draft of an open letter on opposition to the Constitution and the potential rise of demagogues in America, likely written for publication in his Federalist newspaper, The Commercial Advertiser. From the renowned Philip D. Sang collection of important Americana. $17,500.

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“THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLUTION FROM THE BRITISH SIDE”

STEDMAN, Charles. History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. London, 1794. Two volumes.

First edition of Stedman’s massive contemporary two-volume History of the American Revolution—“the standard work on the subject”—containing 15 military maps and plans (11 folding, the largest nearly 20 by 30 inches), handsomely bound. $17,000.

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FROM THE LIBRARY OF RICHARD FEYNMAN

(FEYNMAN, Richard P.) CONDON, E.U. and SHORTLEY, G.H. The Theory of Atomic Spectra. Cambridge, 1935.

First edition of this "monumental book… the most comprehensive account of our understanding of atomic spectra" (Reviews of Modern Physics). Richard Feyman's personal copy, bearing his stylized owner signature and his autograph annotations. $16,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF I, ROBOT, INSCRIBED BY ASIMOV TO “FIRST FAN” LESTER MAYER IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

ASIMOV, Isaac. I, Robot. New York, (1950).

First edition, first issue, of Asimov’s influential collection of nine robot stories, inscribed in the year of publication by the author, “For: Lester Mayer with best regards and crossed fingers against boredom. 12/3/50. Isaac Asimov.” $16,000.

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RICHARD FEYNMAN'S PERSONAL COPY OF MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS, BEARING HIS OWNER SIGNATURE AND SEVERAL ANNOTATIONS

(FEYNMAN, Richard P.) MATHEWS, Jon and WALKER, R.L. Mathematical Methods of Physics. Menlo Park, California, 1970.

Second edition of one of the classic books on math in physics, Richard Feynman's own copy with his owner signature and several autograph annotations. $15,000.

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IVAN THE TERRIBLE, BOLDLY INSCRIBED IN RUSSIAN BY SERGEI EISENSTEIN

(EISENSTEIN, Sergei). Ivan Groznyi (Ivan the Terrible). Moscow, 1944.

1944 Moscow edition of Eisenstein's script for Ivan Groznyi (Ivan the Terrible), featuring eight full-page illustrations of scenes from the film, published the same year as the Moscow premier of Part I, an exceptional presentation copy boldly inscribed in Russian by him (English translation), "To Arthur, in whose interpretation this script benefited so much… Thankfully, Eisenstein." Text in Russian. $15,000.

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"CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW"

(CONSTITUTION) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Constitutions of the United States. Philadelphia, 1791.

1791 edition of the Constitutions, very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with 12 proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the 13 original states, including that of Massachusetts—"the oldest functioning written constitution in the world"—rare in contemporary sheep boards. $15,000.

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FROM RICHARD FEYNMAN'S LIBRARY

(FEYNMAN, Richard P.) WENTZEL, Gregor. Einfuhrung in die Quantentheorie der Wellenfelder. Wien, Austria, 1943.

First edition of the first book ever published on quantum theory. The copy of Richard Feynman, with his owner signature and pencil annotation. Text in German. $13,500.

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"GREAT GLORY NECESSARILY PROCEEDED FROM PROJECTS THAT WERE CONCEIVED WITH PROFOUND WISDOM"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) TARLETON, Sir Banastre. History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781. London, 1787.

First edition of Tarleton's significant account of the southern campaigns in the American Revolution, illustrated with five detailed maps (three large folding) with hand-colored outlines of routes and positions, desirable in contemporary tree calf. $12,500.

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CATCH-22, INSCRIBED BY JOSEPH HELLER

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

First edition of Heller's extraordinary first novel whose title has come to define an unwinnable situation— an "explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant book"— boldly inscribed by him, "To J— R— With best regards from Ed Miller, and with the very sincere hope that you will enjoy it. Joseph Heller, October 12, 1961, McPall's." $12,500.

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FIRST EDITION OF MOONRAKER, SIGNED BY DUST JACKET ARTIST KENNETH LEWIS

FLEMING, Ian. Moonraker. London, 1955.

First edition of Fleming's third novel, in which Bond must foil the attempt of a British industrialist to destroy London with a nuclear weapon, in first-issue dust jacket, this copy signed by Kenneth Lewis (who designed the dust jacket with Fleming) on the front jacket flap. $12,500.

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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, 1786. Three volumes.

1786 edition (fourth edition overall) of Smith's landmark work on the individual's right to the free exercise of economic activity—"the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM)—this edition published only ten years after the very rare first edition, an attractive copy in contemporary calf boards. $12,000.

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SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF AFRICAN GAME TRAILS, ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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

Signed limited first edition, number 339 of only 500 copies signed by Roosevelt, with 50 illustrations, including photographs, photogravures, drawings, and a map. $11,000.

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“AM PREPARING AN EDN OF LEAVES OF GRASS TO BE PUT IN POCKET BOOK BINDING WITH FULLER TEXT”

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, May 4, 1889.

Wonderful original autograph postcard to French author and translator Gabriel Sarrazin, confirming the receipt of Sarrazin's Poésie Anglaise (featuring a chapter on Whitman); noting his own poor health—somewhat mitigated by his general happiness; and promising to send a new edition of Leaves of Grass once complete. $9500.

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"REJOICE TO GOD OUR HELPER"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Bruges, Belgium, circa 1470.

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a 15th-century Belgian Book of Hours featuring a striking historiated initial housing a miniature of King David playing the bells; 16 lines of text mostly comprising Psalm 80, several small initials; and an elaborate and unusual border. $9200.

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"I WOULD NEVER BELIEVE SUCH A THING COULD HAPPEN"

(TITANIC) (UNITED STATES SENATE). "Titanic" Disaster. Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate. Washington, 1912.

Scarce first edition of the full published report of the Congressional hearings that immediately followed the sinking of the Titanic, including the transcript of testimony of all 86 witnesses, along with three folding maps. $9200.

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"THE TURNING-POINT IN VIRGINIA'S CAREER AS A SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST," SIGNED BY WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. London, 1928.

First English and first Hogarth Press edition of Woolf's fantastical and often whimsical novel, with eight plates showing Orlando in various incarnations, signed by her on the front free endpaper. $9000.

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INSCRIBED BY JFK

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

Later printing of Kennedy’s Pulitzer-winning examination of “that most admirable of human virtues,” inscribed by him, "To Florence Zaks, Best regards, John Kennedy." Recipient Zaks worked on Kennedy's presidential campaign in Maryland. $9000.

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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF TO HENRY JAMES' SECRETARY

WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room. London, 1929.

"Uniform edition" of the first full-length novel published by the Hogarth Press, and an important success for Woolf, presentation copy inscribed by her on the front free endpaper: "Theodora Bosanquet, from Virginia Woolf, 1935." $8800.

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"TAKE ANY QUANTITY OF INDIAN PIPE, STEEP [SIC] AND DRINK… THIS IS AN INDIAN REMEDY, AND WELL APPROVED BY ALL WHO HAVE SEEN IT USED"

FOSTER, Robert D. North American Indian Doctor. Canton, Ohio, 1838.

First edition of Foster's important early work highlighting American Indian medicinal practices, a fascinating practical guide that offers signals to how "the forces that mark American history and literature are the same that marked the interaction of Indian and white medicine," with hundreds of remedies for both ordinary and deadly ailments, in contemporary boards. $8500.

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“THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE OF MYTHICAL LORE FOR ALL WRITERS SINCE OVID’S TIME”

(SANDYS, George) (CLEYN, Francis) OVID. Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished. Oxford, 1632.

Second folio and the first revised and illustrated edition of George Sandys’ famous verse translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, with engraved title page, frontispiece portrait and 15 full-page copperplates by Francis Cleyn, very handsomely bound. $8000.

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"THE MACMILLAN COMPANY SOLD 'GONE WITH THE WIND' TO MR. DAVID SELZNICK, WHO PRODUCED THE FILM FROM IT"

MITCHELL, Margaret. Typed letter signed. Atlanta, Georgia, July 23, 1947.

Original typed two-page letter, dated 1947, from Margaret Mitchell to Mrs. George W. Johnson of Mississippi's Johnson Printing Company, advising Mrs. Johnson on the process of selling film rights; explaining the necessity of selling a book prior to selling the rights; and enclosing a list of literary agents published in the Saturday Review of Literature, boldly signed by Mitchell. $7800.

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“A GREAT SLOB OF A MAN IN VIOLENT REVOLT AGAINST THE ENTIRE 20TH CENTURY”

TOOLE, John Kennedy. Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge and London, 1980.

First edition of Toole's posthumously published, Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical novel—"nothing less than a grand comic fugue"—one of only 2500 copies printed. $7500.

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

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1786. Two volumes.

Impressive 1786 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with six folding maps of “sacred geography” (including an elaborate plan of Jersusalem) and 266 fine engravings by John Sturt “from designs of the greatest masters,” in beautiful contemporary morocco. $7200.

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SIGNED BY MURRAY ROTHBARD

ROTHBARD, Murray. For a New Liberty. New York, 1973.

First edition of the work hailed as the libertarian manifesto, signed by Rothbard, a seminal work credited with launching the modern libertarian movement in the United States and explaining the economic merits of free market anarchy. $7200.

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AUTOGRAPH 1834 SAMUEL HOUSTON LETTER, THRICE SIGNED BY HIM

HOUSTON, Samuel. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. May 1, 1834.

Bold two-page autograph letter signed from Sam Houston granting power of attorney to prominent 19th-century fur trader Auguste Pierre Chouteau for the purpose of transferring to two members of the Osage Nation title of his property on the Grand River in Oklahoma. Thrice signed: once in third person within the text, boldly and with a flourish at the conclusion of the letter, and a third time on the address leaf. $7200.

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DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF SPEAKING MY MIND, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT REAGAN, WITH AUDIO TAPES OF HIS SPEECHES

REAGAN, Ronald. Speaking My Mind. New York, 1989.

Signed limited first edition of Reagan's selected speeches, number 237 of 5000 copies signed by President Reagan, in publisher's deluxe morocco-gilt binding, presented in a handsome publisher's wooden chest, with drawer containing audio recordings of the speeches from the book. $6800.

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1839 CRIES OF LONDON, EXTENSIVELY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED

SMITH, John Thomas Smith. Cries of London. London, 1839, 1883.

First edition of this collection of this work on the street cries of London, extensively extra-illustrated (some of which are hand-colored) for a total of 114 plates. Bound together with London Cries, which is also extra-illustrated, with a total of 43 plates and almost 40 in-text illustrations, some of each of which are hand-colored. $6800.

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“THE FIRST AND BY FAR THE BEST REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL UNEXPURGATED EDITION” OF BURTON’S ARABIAN NIGHTS, WITH 100 PLATES

BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Denver, 1900-1901. Sixteen volumes bound in seventeen.

Beautifully bound and illustrated limited edition, number 757 of 1000 copies "for private circulation," of Sir Richard Francis Burton's lively (and often daring) translation of The Arabian Nights—the enduring, irresistible folk tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and many more heroes and heroines of adventure, romance, mystery and magic—with 100 plates specially designed for this edition by Stanley Llewellyn Wood. $6800.

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"THE JEWS ARE A SORT OF PERSON ADMIRED AT, BY MOST TRADING PEOPLE ALL THE WORLD OVER, AS WELL AS HERE IN ENGLAND, FOR THEIR GREAT WEALTH AND THAT THEY ALL KNOW IT FLOWS FROM THE ABUNDANCE OF THEIR TRADE AND COMMERCE"

HAYNE, Samuel. Abstract of All the Statutes Made Concerning Aliens Trading in England. London, 1685.

First edition of this pamphlet arguing against allowing Jews to trade with England's American colonies on the same terms as Englishmen do, one of the earliest documents in English discussing Jewish commercial activity in America. $6800.

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VERY RARE 1776 OFFICIAL BRITISH CERTIFICATE FOR A DRUMMER BOY, RECRUITING A YOUNG BOY IN THE BRITISH MILITARY ONLY TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, SIGNED—“CHAS. X HIS MARK”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ASHBY, Charles. Enlistment document. Charles Town, South Carolina, May 1, 1776.

Rare May 1, 1776 Revolutionary War enlistment certificate, dated only two months before the Declaration of Independence, recruiting a young boy in South Carolina to enlist as a drummer boy in the British Royal Regiment of Artillery, with the boy clearly signing an “X” as “his mark… to serve His Majesty King George the Third,” co-signed by a Justice of the Peace, dated the same month British ships closed in on Charleston in what became a failed attempt to anchor their assault north and gain the “active support by the Loyalists, who… had been counted upon as a primary component in the military suppression of the Rebellion” (Tuchman, First Salute). $6800.

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GENERAL MEADE'S PERSONAL COPY OF ARMY REGULATIONS FOR 1857, SIGNED BY HIM

(MEADE, George G.). Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1857. New York, 1857.

A fantastic Civil War association: first edition of the Regulations for the Army of the United States for 1857, the copy of George Gordon Meade, inscribed and signed by him "Geo. G. Meade, Capt. Top. Engns./ Recd. Detroit Mar. 19, 1857," and with his bookplate. $6800.

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DOCUMENT PARDONING A DESERTER, BOLDLY SIGNED BY NAPOLEON AS EMPEROR IN 1812

NAPOLEON. Document signed. Dresden, May 27, 1812.

Large and striking engraved document on vellum, granting clemency to Joseph Pagès, a fusilier of the Garde Nationale who was found guilty of the crime of desertion, boldly signed "Napoleon" in 1812 as Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Rhine, and so on. With the embossed blindstamp, countersigned by the Minister of Justice, Claude Ambroise Régnier ("Le Duc de Massa"); by the Archichancelier of the Empire, Jean-Jacques Régis de Cambacérès ("Cambacérès"), and by the Secretary of State, Pierre Daru. Beautifully matted and framed with a portrait. $6500.

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INSCRIBED BY FRIEDRICH HAYEK

HAYEK, Friedrich A. Individualism and Economic Order. Chicago, 1948.

First edition, presentation copy, of this collection of economics essays rejecting socialism in favor of true individualism, inscribed in German by Friedrich Hayek: "Herrn Kollegen Dr Richard Klar mit den herzlichsten Empfehlung [with the warmest recommendation] von F.A. Hayek. Chicago 3.II.54." $6500.

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“RANKED WITH THE TREATISES OF LOCKE… ON THE NATURE OF POLITICAL LIBERTY” AND “A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) [GORDON, Thomas and TRENCHARD, John]. Cato's Letters. London, 1737. Four volumes.

Early and scarce fourth edition of these famous essays, an extremely important early influence on the American Revolution, “ranked with the treatises of Locke as the most authoritative statement of the nature of political liberty and above Locke as an exposition of the social sources of the threats it faced” (Bailyn, 36). All early editions are quite rare and desirable. $6000.

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“THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN POLITICAL WORK”: IMPORTANT 1818 EDITION OF THE FEDERALIST, WITH MADISON’S REVISIONS

HAMILTON, Alexander; MADISON, James; and JAY, John. The Federalist. Philadelphia, 1818.

Important fifth edition of the Federalist Papers, “the most influential American political work” (Howes), the Philadelphia imprint with Madison’s revisions and his claims of authorship over Hamilton, in full contemporary tree calf. $5600.

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GROTIUS’ “MASTERPIECE… THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN INTERNATIONAL LAW” AND AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE ON THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

GROTIUS, Hugo. His Three Books Treating of the Rights of War & Peace. London, 1682.

First complete English translation of this cornerstone treatise on law and government, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Grotius and Evats and title page printed in red and black. $5500.

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INSCRIBED BY TOM ROBBINS, GUS VAN SANT, KEANU REEVES, JOHN HURT, AND PAT MORITA

ROBBINS, Tom. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Boston, 1976.

Fine first printing of Robbins’ second novel, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Robbins—"Let 'er Buck! Tom Robbins," director Gus Van Sant—"To Tom with luck Gus Van Sant," and three leading actors from Van Sant's 1993 film adaptation: "Keanu Reeves / Julian Gitche," "With love & thanks from John Hurt," and "To Tom—With Warmest Alohas, Pat Morita." Additionally inscribed "To Tom Hardy, Tom Robbins." $5500.

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"DAMN IT WHY DID I EVER GO TO CATALINA ON JULY 1 1902 AND WHY DID I SEE A LITTLE GIRL WHO I THOUGHT I DID NOT LIKE AND WHY HAVE I BEEN IN A HELL OF A FIX EVER SINCE?": LENGTHY PATTON AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS YOUNGER SISTER REGARDING HIS FUTURE WIFE BEATRICE AYER

PATTON, George S. Autograph letter signed. West Point, New York, circa 1907.

Lengthy autograph letter signed by West Point cadet George Patton to his younger sister Anne, nicknamed "Nita," bemoaning his romantic difficulties with his wife-to-be, Beatrice Ayer, going so far as to "wish to hell B would get married," because "I think I would be and I know she would be a lot better off for I fear that she would not like the army." $5200.

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“THE EARLIEST CALIFORNIA IMPRINT DEVOTED SOLELY TO WINE-MAKING”

RIXFORD, E.H. Wine Press and the Cellar. San Francisco and New York, 1883.

First edition of “the earliest California imprint devoted solely to wine-making” (Gabler), with frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations, inscribed to the former mayor of San Francisco opposite the copyright page: "Edward Robeson Taylor, with kind regards of E.H. Rixford." $4800.

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"SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS"

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1781.

1781 edition of Smith's Moral Sentiments, his first book, one of only 750 copies issued—"one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world" (Amartya Sen)—with Smith's Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages, which is not in the first edition and is highly viewed as "reflecting core ideas about communication that are integral to the full system of Smith's thought," in contemporary calf. $4800.

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HANDSOME SET OF DICKENS’ WORKS, ILLUSTRATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS

DICKENS, Charles. The Works. New York, 1902. Together, 36 volumes.

American issue of the Gadshill Edition of Dickens Works, illustrated with full-page plates from the original engraved illustrations by various artists including Cruikshank, Phiz, Graves, and Tenniel. Handsomely bound. $4800.

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"THERE STANDS JACKSON LIKE A STONE WALL!"

(JACKSON, Stonewall) [COOKE, John]. Life of Stonewall Jackson. Richmond, 1863.

First edition, the important Civil War printing published in Richmond, of Cooke's biography of General Stonewall Jackson—"the most famous nickname in the Civil War"—issued only months after Jackson's death. An exceptional copy in the rare original wrappers with the commanding image of General Jackson on the front wrapper along with his frontispiece portrait. $4800.

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"AS WOMEN BECOME EDUCATED AND INTELLIGENT, THEY WILL LEARN THE RIGHTS WHICH GOD HAS GIVEN THEM, AND THEY WILL SO ASSERT THEM AS TO SECURE THE POSITION WHICH IS TRULY THEIRS"

ANONYMOUS. To Vote, or, Not to Vote. United States, circa 1875.

Rare first edition of this pamphlet exploring the question of women's suffrage. $4800.

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SIGNED BY WOODROW WILSON

WILSON, Woodrow. A History of the American People. New York and London, 1902. Five volumes.

Signed limited "Alumni Edition," issued the same year as the first, profusely illustrated with hundreds of portraits, maps, in-text illustrations, facsimiles, etc. This set number 213 of only 350 signed by Wilson. $4500.

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EARLY 19TH–CENTURY BRITISH FAMILY BIBLE, WITH OVER 80 ENGRAVED PLATES

WRIGHT, Paul. British Family Bible. London, 1800.

Illustrated, early 19th-century family Bible (circa 1800), with the magisterial King James text and 82 copper-engraved plates including allegorical frontispiece, distinguished in full contemporary tree calf. $4500.

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"NO MAN COULD BE ELECTED TO CONGRESS MORE DISTINCTLY PLEDGE TO SUPPORT THE POLICY OF THE ADMINISTRATION"

MOSBY, John S. Autograph letter signed. Warrenton, Virginia, April 29, 1874.

Original signed autograph letter from Confederate Colonel James Mosby to Virginia politician James William Marshall regarding the 1874 congressional election in which Mosby, a supporter of the Grant Administration, was attempting to discourage the entry of other candidates into the race. $4500.

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"THE FIRST WOMAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY TO SEEK THE PRESIDENCY"

WOODHULL, Victoria. Origin, Tendencies and Principles of Government. New York, 1871.

First edition of a pivotal collection of over ten key works in the history of woman's suffrage, most in book form for the first time, with Woodhull's bold 1870 declaration of her candidacy for the presidency and the Memorial she delivered before Congress, as well as the Address she delivered to a congressional committee and to the National Woman Suffrage Association, issued by her Woodhull Claflin publishing house, with engraved frontispiece, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $4200.

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“SO NEAR TO PERFECTION… I THINK IT WILL ASTONISH OUR ENEMIES”

(AMERICAN CONSTITUTION). Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. London, 1792.

1792 British printing of Plan of the New Constitution for the United States, affirming the “rise of a new Empire in the World,” handsomely housed in a custom half morocco folding case. $4200.

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"THIS IS A DAMNED UNMILITARY CLASS AND HARD TO GET ON WITH"

PATTON, George S. Autograph letter signed. West Point, New York, 1909.

Wonderful, chatty signed autograph letter from George S. Patton at West Point to his Aunt Nannie, discussing preparation for a tennis tournament; his improving grades in school; difficulty with leadership; the slaughter of his father's goats; and his plans for taking a girl to a dance. $4200.

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“THE STANDARD HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE NEW WORLD”

ROBERTSON, William. The History of America. London, 1777. Two volumes.

First edition of this important history of America—"often regarded as Robertson's most interesting, original, and even Romantic work"—with four large engraved folding maps by Thomas Kitchin. $4200.

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"A CANCER GROWING ON THE PRESIDENCY"

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

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

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“SHIELDS, SWORDS, DIRKS, POWDER HORNS, PISTOLS MUSKETS, AXES, BROOCHES, BAGPIPES…”

DRUMMOND, James and ANDERSON, Joseph. Ancient Scottish Weapons. Edinburgh & London, 1881.

Limited first edition, number 138 of only 500 copies, of "one of the most important guides to Highland armor, arms and equipment," with 54 rich full-page chromolithographs of Scottish weapons and implements. $4000.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY AA FOUNDER BILL WILSON

[WILSON, Bill]. Alcoholics Anonymous. New York, 1962.

The important second edition (a later printing) of the “Big Book”—the indispensable text for the life-changing, worldwide addiction recovery movement—fondly inscribed by “Bill W.” himself, “Dear Lydia, With this, my gratitude for your example of all that's AA. Ever, Bill. NY 7/11/62." $4000.

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MAN DEAD? THEN GOD IS SLAIN!, ONE OF ONLY 26 COPIES SIGNED BY RAY BRADBURY AND ARTIST HANS BURKHARDT

(BURKHARDT, Hans) BRADBURY, Ray. Man Dead? Then God Is Slain! Northridge, 1977.

Signed limited first edition, entirely withheld from sale, number 18 of only 26 copies signed by Ray Bradbury and award-winning artist Hans Burkhardt, featuring Bradbury's poem and five prints signed and numbered by Burkhardt, together on ten folio leaves of elegant Arches paper. $3800.

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“IN THESE LANDS, THE HORSE-THIEF IS THE GREAT ENEMY OF MANKIND”

BURTON, Richard F. City of the Saints. London, 1861.

First edition of this important travel narrative exploring 19th-century America from the civilized East to the Wild West, with an extensive look at the early Mormon community including an interview with Brigham Young, illustrated with a folding plan of Salt Lake City, a folding chart, frontispiece, and eight plates. $3800.

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"I SHALL SOON BE QUITE DEAD AT LAST IN SPITE OF IT ALL"

(GOREY, Edward) BECKETT, Samuel. Beginning to End. New York, 1988 [1996].

Signed limited first edition, letter N of only 26 copies reserved for Beckett and the publisher (out of a total limited edition of 326 copies) signed on the colophon by both Beckett and Gorey, with illustrations throughout by Edward Gorey. $3600.

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"THE SPEECH ON GEN. GRANT'S LAST ANNIVERSARY DELIVERED AT BOSTON MAY MEET YOUR WISHES"

LONGSTREET, James. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Manuscript speech. Gainesville, Georgia, January 21, 1897.

Original autograph letter signed, dated 1897, from General Longstreet to a New England schoolmaster stating that he is too ill to fulfill the request to write a new speech, but is willing to offer a speech delivered on the recent anniversary of General Grant's death instead, accompanied by a manuscript copy of that speech in a secretarial hand. $3500.

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"I SHALL WANT TWELVE COPIES OF ALL THE REPRINTS AND YOU HAD BETTER ORDER ANY EXTRA ONES YOU MAY REQUIRE YOURSELVES"

CHURCHILL, Winston. Typed letter signed. Chartwell, Westerham, Kent, England, April 18, 1933.

Wonderful typed letter from Winston Churchill to C.C. Wood, chief copy editor at George G. Harrap, concerning the editing and publishing of Churchill’s Marlborough: His Life and Times, signed by Winston Churchill and with the salutation and closing also in his hand. $3500.

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"THE PAST HISTORY OF THE WORLD ABOUNDS WITH INSTANCES OF WOMAN'S HEROISM, INTELLIGENCE, AND PERSEVERANCE"

TILLOTSON, John. Lives of Illustrious Women of England. London, 1853.

First edition of this collection of biographies of famous British women, from Queen Elizabeth to Lady Gower to Felicia Hemans, with 12 engraved plates, in contemporary full morocco extra-gilt. $3200.

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WITH 32 ENGRAVED PLATES OF BRITISH MANOR HOUSES

LOUDON, John. A Treatise on Forming, Improving, and Managing Country Residences. London, 1806. Two volumes.

First edition of this comprehensive work on managing the appearance of 19th-century rural British manors and rural buildings, with 32 engraving plates including one double-page illustration and one with overslip. $3200.

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"THE ACCUMULATION OF HUMAN AGONY… THE CRUELTIES AND HORRORS OF THE PASSAGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC"

(SLAVERY) BUXTON, Thomas Fowell. African Slave Trade. London, 1839.

First edition of British abolitionist Buxton's powerful call for an end to the slave trade by following the lead of William Wilberforce in calling for treaties and commerce to end the traffic in slavery, a handsome copy in contemporary calf. $2400.

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SIGNED BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS

DOUGLASS, Frederick. Document signed. District of Columbia, September 1, 1883.

Official 1883 document signed by Frederick Douglass as marshal of the District of Columbia, a position he held under three presidents, dated the same month he made his historic speech at the National Convention of Colored Men of America. $1250.

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