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“THEY WILL WONDERFULLY MEND THE WORLD”

SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. London, 1726. Two volumes.

An exceptional copy of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in all of English literature, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, six plates (four maps and two plans), in beautiful, unrestored, full contemporary calf bindings. Exceptionally rare in first issue, and most rare and desirable in contemporary bindings. Almost never seen in such beautiful condition. $182,000.

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“THE MOST INTENSE AND POETIC OF ALL HER WORKS”

WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves. London, 1931.

First edition, presentation/association copy, of Woolf's most experimental and ambitious novel, exploring "the fluidity of human personality rather than its fixity," inscribed to a valued employee at Woolf's Hogarth Press, clerk-typist Janet Strachan: "Janet Strachan from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 1931," in the scarce dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. $45,000.

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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Haynes' congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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

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

Very rare first edition of the first Hebrew Bible published in America, of major importance in the field of American Judaica, beautifully bound. $32,000.

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DALÍ’S 16 FOLIO ETCHINGS FOR THE FIRST WORK OF MASOCHISM, SACHER-MASOCH'S VENUS IN FURS, EACH PRINT ONE OF 145 PRINTED ON JAPON, EACH BOLDLY SIGNED IN PENCIL BY DALÍ

(DALÍ, Salvador). [SACHER-MASOCH, Leopold von]. Venus in Furs [Venus aux Fourrures]. Paris, 1969.

Fine and complete suite of 16 original drypoint etchings, with roulette and watercolor highlights, designed by Dalí to illustrate the pioneering work of masochism, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs. Each print number 14 of only 145 on Japon (from a total edition of 604), and each is boldly signed in pencil by the artist. $32,000.

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“THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS FOR CHRISTMAS”

(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) KENNEDY, John F., et al. Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents. Washington, 1961.

Limited first edition, one of only 85 copies, in a special presentation binding intended for President Kennedy, of a collection of Inaugural Addresses from Washington to JFK, authorized by Congress, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed in the month after JFK’s assassination by Jacqueline Kennedy to Myer Feldman, a senior aide to JFK known for his invaluable work on the 1960 election and, later, on a broad range of portfolios including the Middle East: “For Myer Feldman—The President was going to give you this for Christmas. Please accept it now from me—With deep appreciation, Jacqueline Kennedy, December 1963.” $23,500.

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"A NICE LITTLE HOME"

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Architectural drawing inscribed. No place, circa 1955.

Original architectural drawing for the Louis B. Fredrick house, one of the last houses designed by Wright, signed by him in his trademark red square in the left corner and additionally inscribed "A nice little home. FLW" in pencil by Wright. $22,500.

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REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF MATERIALS RELATING TO HUGHES' RECORD-BREAKING ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT IN 1938, INCLUDING HANDWRITTEN HUGHES ITEMS AND THREE DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY HIM

HUGHES, Howard. Archive. Various places, largely 1935-38.

Fascinating, extensive, and carefully curated archive relating to Howard Hughes' record-breaking 1938 flight around the globe, including three signed documents and two pages of autograph notes, as well as two flags carried by Hughes on his round-the-world flight, filling three large folio-size clamshell boxes. From the files of Albert Lodwick, President of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation, Hughes' personal friend who served as press agent for the historic flight. $22,000.

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BEAUTIFUL, VERY LARGE (ANTIPHONAL-SIZED) 16TH-CENTURY GERMAN ILLUMINATED PAINTING OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND CHILD

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Illuminated Painting of the Virgin Mary. Germany, 16th century.

Splendid and very large—antiphonal sized, though not from an antiphonal—16th-century hand-painted illuminated portrait of the Virgin Mary praying over Jesus as a baby, handsomely framed. $22,000.

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A PILGRIMAGE TO EL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH, BURTON’S RAREST TITLE, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BURTON LAID IN

BURTON, Richard Francis. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca. London, 1855-56. Three volumes.

First edition of "a most remarkable work of the highest value" (T.E. Lawrence), Burton's important illustrated narrative of his journey to Mecca, with five full-page color chromolithographs, eight tinted plates, one black-and-white plate, three plans (two folding), and a folding map. In rare original cloth, in excellent condition, with autograph letter signed by Burton laid in. $21,000.

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“AMONG THE BEST EVER WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN”

MILNE, A.A. Four Pooh Books. London, 1924-28. Four volumes.

First editions of Milne's charming "Pooh Quartet"— the volumes of verses and tales that immortalized Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood— enchantingly illustrated by Ernest Shepard, in original dust jackets, signed on the title page of Now We Are Six by both Milne and Shepard. $19,500.

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“THE BISHOPS’ BIBLE,” 1575 FIRST SMALL FOLIO EDITION

(BIBLE). The Holy Byble. London, 1575.

Sixth edition (first small folio edition) of the “Bishops’ Bible”—the Anglican translation commissioned to check the Geneva Bible’s influence and “considered one of the great achievements of the 16th century” (J. Paul Getty Museum, A Thousand Years of the Bible, 70)—with much woodcut ornamentation, complete in contemporary reverse paneled calf boards. $19,000.

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

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

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

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

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

First edition, first issue, of Fitzgerald's scarce second novel in first-issue dust jacket, housed in a custom half-morocco clamshell box. $18,500.

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“THE HARVEST OF A GAZE TRAINED ON WONDER”

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

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

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“FOND ADHERENCE TO THEIR PRIMITIVE GARB”

MCIAN, Robert Ronald and LOGAN, James. Clans of the Scottish Highlands. London, 1845-47. Two volumes.

First edition of the first illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional Scottish tartans, with two chromolithographic heraldic frontispieces and 72 vibrant, hand-colored lithographic plates after the celebrated paintings of Robert Ronald McIan of the great chiefs and highlanders. A beautiful copy in the publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated morocco bindings. $17,000.

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"SHAKESPEARE'S STOREHOUSE OF CLASSICAL LEARNING"

PLUTARCH (NORTH, Thomas, translator). The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes. London, 1595.

Second edition in English of Plutarch's Lives, translated by Thomas North—a major source for Shakespeare, and the specific edition that scholars have argued he was most likely to have consulted—with woodcut medallion portraits within ornamental borders at the head of each Life, as well as woodcut initials, head and tailpieces, beautifully bound by Hayes. $16,800.

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SIGNED BY JOHN HANCOCK

HANCOCK, John. Document signed. Philadelphia, March 14, 1776.

Exceedingly rare 1776 official congressional military commission appointing 21-year-old John Nice, Gentleman from Pennsylvania, as a captain, signed by Hancock. In 1776 Hancock, as President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence, reportedly penning his name large so King George III could read it without glasses. As Founding Father, Hancock was “a key figure in securing independence and creating the republic.” Twice governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in 1788 he was named President of the Constitutional Convention debating the U.S. Constitution—urging its ratification in what many historians consider “Hancock’s finest moment.” $16,500.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, FINE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY GARCIA MARQUEZ AND TRANSLATOR RABASSA

GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York, 1970.

First edition in English, first issue, of one of the most acclaimed novels of the post-war era, inscribed by García Márquez on the dedication page with a flourish: "Para Joel García, con un abrazo del otro García, Gabriel." Additionally inscribed on the title page by renowned translator Gregory Rabassa, quoting the last line of the novel: "…because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth. Gregory Rabassa." $16,000.

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“FOR 160 DAYS WE MARCHED THROUGH THE FOREST, BUSH AND JUNGLE”

STANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa. New York, 1890. Two volumes.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, American issue, number 39 of only 250 copies signed by Stanley, of the classic 19th-century account of African exploration. Profusely illustrated with engraved frontispieces, 38 mounted plates on India paper, six additional full-page etchings (each signed by the artist), three color folding maps (two backed in cloth), a folding table of comparative vocabularies, and numerous mounted, in-text India-prints. $15,000.

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

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

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

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WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JOHN KENNEDY

(KENNEDY, John F.) WOLFF, Perry. A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy. Garden City, New York, 1962.

First edition, presentation copy, of this companion book to Jackie Kennedy's 1962 televised White House tour, warmly inscribed: "For Mildred Levy—with warm personal regards. John Kennedy." $15,000.

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“A SPLENDID WORK… ORNAMENTED WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS”

(BIBLE). Holy Bible. London, 1800. Six volumes. Magnificently illustrated first edition of the Macklin Bible, handsomely bound by C. Kalthoeber of London in six massive volumes and illustrated with 70 splendid full-page copper-engraved plates after Artaud, Cosway, Fuseli, Reynolds, Stothard, Westall and other noted artists, and over 100 additional vignette head- and tailpieces. $15,000.

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ONE OF ONLY 75 LARGE-PAPER COPIES, THE 1809 BEST EDITION OF HAKLUYT’S MONUMENTAL FIVE-VOLUME FOLIO COLLECTION OF THE EARLY VOYAGES

HAKLUYT, Richard. Collection of the Early Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries. London, 1809-12. Five volumes.

One of only 75 large-paper copies on Imperial paper(out of a total edition of only 325) of “this enormous work—the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea, and of the nautical achievements of the Elizabethans” (PMM). “The best and most complete edition… very scarce” (Hill). $15,000.

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“PERHAPS THE BEST-PRODUCED SHAKESPEARE EDITION OF THE 18TH CENTURY”

SHAKESPEARE. The Works of Shakespear. Oxford, 1770-71. Six volumes.

Expanded second edition of Hanmer's famous illustrated set of Shakespeare, with 36 full-page copper-engravings (one for each play) by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman, along with frontispiece portrait after Chandos, and two plates of the Westminster and Stratford monuments. Considered by many to be superior to the 1744 first edition which was issued in a small printing. $15,000.

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"LITTLE LAMB, WHO MADE THEE?"

BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence. Edmonton, 1885.

Limited edition of this beautiful and faithful reproduction in the original size and color of Blake's famous illuminated book, one of only 50 copies—this copy numbered "O" and one of only five reserved for review. With an autograph letter signed by the editor William Muir describing his labor of love in producing this facsimile, and with his inscription "To the Academy with compliments of the Editor" on the colophon. From the collection of novelist Hugh Walpole. $12,000.

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SIGNED BY SOLZHENITSYN

SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander. One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich. New York, 1963.

First edition in English of the Nobel Prize-winner's first published work, signed on the half title by Solzhenitsyn in Cyrillic, along with an inscription in English in an unidentified hand, "For the C— Family." $12,000.

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“ONE OF AMERICA’S FIRST PERMANENT LITERARY AND INTELLECTUAL LANDMARKS”

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. Philadelphia, 1788.

Rare first American edition of the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, with a preface written expressly for this edition, a seminal work that “laid the foundations of Jefferson’s high contemporary reputation as a universal scholar and of his present fame as a pioneer American scientist,” with folding chart listing Indian tribes and eight full-page charts. An exceptional copy with a rare provenance featuring a gift inscription on the title page, “John Henry, the Gift of Colonel Willett,” exceedingly scarce in contemporary tree sheep. $12,000.

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"PLEASE LOOK AFTER MY DEAREST LITTLE FRIEND JOANNE FOR ME"

CAPOTE, Truman. One Christmas. New York, 1983.

First trade edition of Capote's heartwarming childhood recollection, inscribed by him to a television director and mentioning his close friend Joanne Carson, "For John and Joy, two very special people. please look after my dearest little friend Joanne for me. love, Truman." $12,000.

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"THE EARLIEST MANUAL, IN ANY LANGUAGE, OF THE PRINTING TRADE"

(PRINTING, et al.) MOXON, Joseph. Mechanick Exercises. London, 1683[-1684]. Two volumes bound as one.

Rare first edition of Moxon's guide to the chief trades of his day, with the all-important second volume devoted entirely to the printing trade, the first such manual published in any language—as well as the first English book to describe ink making—illustrated with 49 (of 60) engraved plates, 25 of which relate to the printing trade. Issued in parts, "very few complete sets have been preserved, the work being, perhaps, the most difficult to obtain in the whole range of typographical literature" (Bigmore & Wyman). In this copy, the volume on printing was bound without one part only—the three numbers on letter-cutting—and thus wants 48 pages from the total of 394 and ten plates from the total of 35, but includes complete chapters and their accompanying illustrations on printing, the construction and functions of the press, mold-making and the casting of letters, the duties of compositors, correctors, pressmen, and warehouse-keepers, and includes a lengthy dictionary of terms at the end. $12,000.

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom. New York, 1958.

First edition, early printing (one month after the first), of Dr. King's first book, an account of the Montgomery bus strike, inscribed by the civil rights leader on the front free endpaper with his bold flourish, "Best Wishes Martin L. King Jr." $11,500.

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“TO CURDLE THE BLOOD AND QUICKEN THE BEATINGS OF THE HEART”

SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein. London, 1831.

Third edition of Mary Shelley's masterpiece of horror, the first with her own revisions and introduction—prepared especially for this edition, relating the circumstances surrounding the novel's creation—and the first edition with illustrations. $11,000.

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ONE OF THE BASIC BOOKS ON WESTERN EXPLORATION

HEAP, Gwinn Harris. Central Route to the Pacific. Philadelphia, 1854.

First edition of this fundamental exploring narrative, with large folding map (present in only some copies) and 13 tinted lithographic plates. One of the first works to show the Middle Rocky Mountain region and to indicate the 1849 Death Valley pioneer route. $11,000.

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"CONSIDERED HIS BEST WORK… A CULT CLASSIC"

FANTE, John. Ask the Dust. New York, 1939.

First edition of Fante's second novel, considered the quintessential novel of Los Angeles, highly praised by prominent Angeleno writers Charles Bukowski ("Fante was my god") and Robert Towne, who wrote and directed the 2006 film adaptation. The novel's unsparing depiction of the "desperate and often resigned attitude of its inhabitants, who traveled from all over the United States with dreams of making it in Hollywood" is also a remarkable portrait of the city in the grips of the Great Depression. An uncommonly lovely copy in the original dust jacket. $9800.

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“THE AMERICAN OUGHT TO LOVE THIS COUNTRY”

(CREVECOEUR, Michel Guillaume Saint Jean de) ST. JOHN, Hector J. Letters from an American Farmer. London, 1782.

First edition of this influential early work on American life and customs, "as literature unexcelled by any American work of the 18th century" (Howes), with two folding maps of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, in scarce original boards. $9500.

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FIRST WORK ON MIDWIFERY BY AN ENGLISHMAN, 1653

HARVEY, William. Anatomical Exercitations, Concerning the Generation of Living Creature. London, 1653.

First edition in English, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Harvey by William Faithorne (often missing). The chapter on midwifery in this book is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman" (Garrison & Morton). $9500.

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“GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON: AND TO THE HOLY GHOST”

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Northwest France, circa 1450-75.

Exquisite illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, an exceptional, large, domed, hand-colored image depicting the Crucifixion, with the Latin text of the Ave Maria on the verso, most rare. $8800.

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"MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Likely Rouen, France, circa 1475.

Lovely illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, a beautiful hand-colored image depicting the Visitation, with four lines of Latin text from the Hours of the Virgin in Gothic script, a three-line initial, a one-line initial, and two line extenders beneath the image, beautifully bordered with flowers and acanthus leaves. $8800.

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“THE SUNSHINE OF PURE IMAGINATION”

PERRAULT, Charles (DESANDRE, Jules-Marie, illustrator). Les Contes de Perrault. Paris, circa 1855.

Very rare mid-19th-century French illustrated edition of "the basis for the modern canon of fairy tales," with engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates by Lefrancq after Desandré, numerous in-text wood-engraved vignettes, and wood-engraved borders on every page. This is copy number 5 of only ten copies on Vergé paper, with two states of the full-page engravings, one of each a mounted proof before letters on Chine. $8800.

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INSCRIBED BY FISHER TO FELLOW STABLE MONEY ADVOCATE RALPH WESCOTT, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

FISHER, Irving. Money Illusion. New York, 1928. First edition, presentation/association copy, of this analysis of currency instability by America's first great economist, warmly inscribed by Fisher in the year of publication to a fellow stable money proponent, "To Mr. Ralph W. Wescott with the compliments and love of Irving Fisher, August, 1928." $8500.

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INSCRIBED BY HOUDINI

HOUDINI, Harry. Magician Among the Spirits. New York, 1924.

First edition of Houdini's controversial attack on fraudulent mediums and psychics, a work he described as his "monument," illustrated with 16 photogravure plates, including frontispiece of Houdini with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, boldly inscribed by him in the year of publication: To my good friend Sir Harry Lauder best wishes Houdini July 14—1924." $8500.

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

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

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“ONE OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS OF ENGLISH NAVIGATORS”

ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World. London, 1784-86. Richly illustrated first edition account of the "first really scientific navigator," with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, 124 magnificent full-page plates of elevations, views, inhabitants, utensils, flora and fauna, and 31 maps and charts—including a large folding map of the world. $8000.

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“THAT GASP OF WONDER THAT WAS THE ASIMOVIAN GRAIL”

ASIMOV, Isaac. Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation. New York, 1951-53. Three volumes.

First editions, first issues, preceding the first collected edition by over a decade, of "one of the most influential works of modern science fiction" (Chronology of American Literature). $7500.

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“THE INCOMPARABLE ARMOURY” (SIR WALTER SCOTT)

MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour. London, 1824. Three volumes.

First edition of Meyrick's beautifully illustrated work on arms and armor, in three folio volumes with 70 richly hand-colored plates, ten etched plates, and 27 brightly illuminated and hand-colored historiated initials. "Practically the first on the subject… [one that] remains an authority." $7500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE SHINING, INSCRIBED AND INITIALED 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," a presentation/association copy from the collection of Richard "Dick" Fawcett, founder of the August Derleth Society, boldly inscribed by King with his address, "Stephen King Box 238 Center Lovell, ME, 04016," along with another inscription initialed by him on the same page, "Nice to meet you, by the way… S.K./." $7500.

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INSCRIBED BY SUE GRAFTON

GRAFTON, Sue. A Is For Alibi. New York, (1982).

First edition of the original Kinsey Millhone mystery, inscribed on the title page to mystery writer Bill Pronzini: "For Bill—Maybe Kinsey and Nameless will meet one day between the pages—as we have met in the real world. Best of luck with your next. Love, Sue. 5-29-83." $7200.

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"ONE OF THE FEW BOOKS THAT HAVE PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY"

CALVIN, John. Institution of Christian Religion. London, 1634.

1634 edition of Calvin's magnum opus—"a comprehensive theological system rivaling those of the Middle Ages, particularly Thomas Aquinas"—of paramount importance in ultimately supporting a global "movement for liberty and independence" (PMM). $7200.

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

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

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

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DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF PRESIDENT REAGAN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, IN ORIGINAL OAK PRESENTATION CHEST, WITH SIX AUDIO TAPES OF HIS SPEECHES

REAGAN, Ronald. American Life Deluxe. New York, 1990.

Signed limited first edition of President Reagan’s autobiography, number 510 of 2000 copies signed by Reagan for Easton Press subscribers on a tipped-in limitation page, bound in elaborately gilt-decorated morocco and presented in a handsome publisher’s wooden chest, with drawer containing audio recordings of the speeches from Reagan’s 1989 book, Speaking My Mind. A distinctive production. $6800.

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

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

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE LAW: FIRST SEPARATE EDITION OF THE APPENDIX TO BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES

BLACKSTONE, William, PRIESTLEY, Joseph, and FURNEAUX, Philip. The Palladium of Conscience. Philadelphia, 1773.

First separate edition—second American edition overall—of this primary source on religious toleration in the context of English common law, with rebuttals, replies, arguments and defenses. $6800.

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"IN POLITICAL ECONOMY I THINK SMITH'S WEALTH OF NATIONS THE BEST BOOK EXTANT" (THOMAS JEFFERSON)

SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1791. Three volumes.

Sixth edition of Smith's landmark work, the first published after his death—"the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221)—an attractive copy in contemporary marbled boards. $6500.

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"I'M OVERWHELMED WHEN I SEE, IN AN IMMENSE SKY, THECRESCENT OF THE MOON, OR THE SUN"

MIRÓ, Joan. Je Travaille comme un Jardinier. Paris, 1963.

Signed limited first edition, number 96 out of only 145 copies, boldly signed by Miró on the limitation page, with a total of nine original lithographs, including one on the publisher's clamshell box. $6500.

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“THE SAME RELIGIOUS FORCE AS THE BIBLE ITSELF”

CHAGALL, Marc. Illustrations for the Bible. New York, 1956.

Scarce first American edition, published the same year as the first Paris edition, of Chagall’s extraordinary illustrations for the Hebrew Bible, with 105 etchings reproduced in heliogravure, as well as 12 black-and-white and 16 color lithographs prepared by Chagall especially for the present work and printed by Mourlot Frères, in very scarce original dust jacket. $6500.

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“AN HONORABLE PLACE IN ANY LIBRARY OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS”

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

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

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SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT

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

Signed limited first edition, number 539 of an unknown limitation signed by President Roosevelt, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. $6200.

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CATLIN’S SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, THE FIRST WITH PLATES PRINTED IN COLOR

CATLIN, George. Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London, 1876. Two volumes.

First color plate edition of this famous collection of "faithful portraits of principle personages, both men and women, from each tribe," complete with frontispiece, 307 color engravings on 176 sheets, and three color-printed maps, one folding. $6000.

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INSCRIBED BY RFK TO DAVID ORMSBY-GORE, KENNEDY FAMILY INTIMATE AND AMBASSADOR FROM GREAT BRITAIN

KENNEDY, Robert F. To Seek a Newer World. Garden City, NY, 1967. First edition of Robert Kennedy’s collection of essays outlining his vision for America’s future, published less than seven months before his assassination, inscribed by him on the half title to David Ormsby-Gore, a long-standing Kennedy family intimate friend and Ambassador to the United States from Great Britain during the Kennedy administration: "For David with the highest regard of his friend Bob Kennedy." $6000.

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“A MOST REMARKABLE SERIES OF MUSLIM MONUMENTS, RUNNING UNBROKEN FROM THE NINTH TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY”

CRESWELL, K.A.C. Mosques of Egypt. Giza (Orman), 1949-54. Two volumes.

First edition, lavishly illustrated with 243 stunning large folio photographic plates of Egyptian building and architectural details, numerous in-text drawings, building plans and elevations, and two large folding "Maps of Cairo Showing Mohammedan Monuments" housed in a rear pocket in Volume I. "The finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt." $5800.

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“PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT LANDMARK IN DORÉ’S CAREER”

(DORÉ, Gustave). Holy Bible. London and New York, circa 1876. Two volumes.

Illustration-only edition in English for Gustave Doré's great folio Bible, with 238 splendid full-page wood-engravings and beautifully bound in contemporary full morocco-gilt. $5800.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE COLLECTOR, JOHN FOWLES’ OWN COPY

FOWLES, John. The Collector. London, 1963.

First edition of Fowles’ highly acclaimed first published novel, in scarce first-issue dust jacket, with Fowles’ signature on the title page and his blind-embossed ownership stamp to the front free endpaper. $5500.

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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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DICKENS’ MASTER HUMPHREY’S CLOCK

DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. London, 1840-41. Eighty-eight weekly parts.

First edition of Master Humphrey’s Clock in the scarce original 88 weekly parts, including The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablôt Knight Browne ("Phiz"). An exceptional copy. $4900.

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"THE MOTHER OF THE ENGLISH 19TH-CENTURY NOVEL"

AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London and New York, 1897-1900. Five volumes.

Turn-of-the-century set of Austen novels illustrated with splendid line drawings by Charles Brock and Hugh Thomson, beautifully bound in contemporary full brown tree calf gilt by Mudie. $4800.

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"THEY HAVE LONG ACTED AS REBELS… AS ENEMIES"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) [MACPHERSON, James]. Rights of Great Britain Asserted. London, 1776.

First edition of Macpherson's infamous attack on the rebellious colonies, anonymously published in London in 1776 and preceding the first American edition, notoriously targeting America's landmark 1775 Declaration… Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, with Macpherson claiming the "rights to tax all the Subjects of the British Empire can never be denied" and warning that America's rebellion "against the invincible power of a mighty Empire… must terminate in ruin." $4800.

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FIRST EDITION OF HALL’S VOYAGE TO CHINA AND THE YELLOW SEA

HALL, Basil. Account of a Voyage of Discovery. London, 1818.

First edition of this expedition to the East China and Yellow Seas, with eight lovely hand-colored aquatints by William Havell, two black-and-white engravings and five charts and maps (two folding), in contemporary boards. $4800.

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"AUTOGRAPH EDITION" OF HAWTHORNE'S COMPLETE WORKS

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Writings. Boston and New York, 1900[-01]. Twenty-two volumes.

"Autograph Edition" of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works, number 252 of only 500 sets signed by his daughter Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, illustrated with 135 plates, including an engraved frontispiece in each volume in double-suite: hand-colored and black-and-white, the latter state signed by the artist. Contributing artists' signatures include Howard Pyle and Jesse Willcox Smith. An impressive, handsomely bound set. $4500.

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“THE MOST WIDELY-USED BOOK ON ENGLISH WILD FLOWERS FOR HALF A CENTURY”

PRATT, Anne. Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain. London, 1870. Six volumes.

Early edition, containing 313 beautifully detailed drawings by Anne Pratt, rendered in block-colored plates by William Dickes, many finished by hand. Beautifully bound by Mudie. $4500.

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“LIFE AND A LOVER”: ORLANDO, SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. New York, 1928.

Signed limited first edition of Woolf's fantastical and often whimsical novel, number 324 of 861 copies signed on the verso of the half title by Woolf in her trademark purple ink, with eight plates. The publisher's own copy with his booklabel reading, "From The Books Of Crosby Gaige." A fine, uncut and unopened copy. $4500.

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"MAN IS NOT MADE FOR DEFEAT"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, winning him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributing to his award of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, in original dust jacket. $4500.

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"THERE WAS NO GREATER STATESMAN AND PHILOSOPHER THAN CICERO" (JOHN ADAMS)

CICERO. Offices, Cato Major, Laelius, Moral Paradoxes. London, 1755.

First edition of Guthrie's key translation of six major works by Cicero, prominently featuring Cicero's De Officiis (Offices) together in one volume in English for the first time with Guthrie's translations of Cato Major, Laelius, Paradoxes, Vision of Scipio, and Quintus upon the Duties of a Magistrate. $4200.

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“THE AGE WOULD SEIZE UPON SHELLEY”

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Posthumous Poems. London, 1824.

First edition, first issue, edited and with a preface by Mary Shelley, containing the first publication of much of Shelley's work, handsomely bound by Tout & Sons. One of fewer than 500 copies printed and fewer than 300 actually sold before Mary Shelley acquiesced to Shelley's father's demands to publish nothing more about his son during his own lifetime. $4200.

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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. $4000.

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ORIGINAL CURRIE & STONEHOUSE COSWAY BINDING WITH HAND-PAINTED MINIATURE OF ALFRED TENNYSON

TENNYSON, Alfred. A Selection from the Works. London, 1865. Limited edition of Alfred Tennyson’s selected poetry in an exquisite Cosway signed binding, with a beautiful miniature painting of Alfred Tennyson executed on ivory by Miss Currie, number 811 of the Cosway Bindings invented by J.H. Stonehouse, signed on the limitation page by both Currie and Stonehouse, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $4000.

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"SCHULBERG OWES SOMETHING TO HEMINGWAY… BUT THE FINAL PRODUCT IS A SCHULBERG ORIGINAL": THE HARDER THEY FALL INSCRIBED BY SCHULBERG

SCHULBERG, Budd. Harder They Fall. New York, 1947.

First edition of a boxing classic by Schulberg, author of On the Waterfront, a highly memorable presentation/association copy inscribed in the year of publication by him to Hall of Fame sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, "For Jimmy, who takes a game with athletes and makes a world with people, With admiration and warm regards. Budd. July 15, 1947." This was the basis for the 1956 film starring Bogart in his final screen role. $3800.

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“THE MOST HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMERICAN POET OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

FROST, Robert. The Complete Poems. New York, 1950. Two volumes.

Signed limited edition, number 736 of 1500 copies signed by Frost, praised by T.S. Eliot as "perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living," additionally signed by famed typographer Bruce Rogers and New England illustrator Thomas W. Nason. $3600.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND DELUXE ILLUSTRATED SET OF THE WORKS OF ANATOLE FRANCE, ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES

FRANCE, Anatole. Authorized English Translations of the Novels and Short Stories. New York and London, 1914. Nineteen volumes. Beautifully bound “Bergeret Edition,” number 1 of only 50 sets, of France’s novels and short stories, with over 40 full-page illustrations, a number by Auguste Leroux, who also illustrated Balzac, Stendahl, and Daudet. $3600.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND SET OF KNIGHT’S PICTORIAL SHAKESPEARE

SHAKESPEARE, William. Pictorial Edition of the Works. London, [1838]-43. Eight volumes. Early edition of Charles Knight’s celebrated Pictorial Edition of Shakespeare’s works, handsomely bound and profusely illustrated with hundreds of full-page and in-text wood-engraved illustrations depicting views, characters and stage settings. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY SENDAK WITH A SKETCH OF A WILD THING

LANES, Selma G. The Art of Maurice Sendak. New York, 1980. First edition of the first major retrospective of the acclaimed artist-author’s career, with 261 illustrations, including 94 color plates and an original Sendak pop-up, inscribed by him, “Happy Birthday Mort! Maurice Sendak, May ’81,” with a superb original sketch of one of his Wild Things saying, “Boo!” $3200.

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"THE OPENING OF A BRILLIANT LITERARY CAREER"

(DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor) DOSTOIEVSKY, Fedor. Poor Folk. London / Boston, 1894.

First edition in English, English issue preceding the American issue by one month, of Dostoevsky's critically acclaimed first novel, one of only 1100 copies, in original cloth pictorial binding with an illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. $2800.

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DICKENS, Charles. Mystery of Edwin Drood. London, 1870. Six parts (all published).

First edition in original parts of Dickens' last book, a tantalizingly incomplete murder mystery, illustrated with 14 engraved plates after designs by Luke Fildes and with the wrapper of Part VI in the earliest state. $2650.

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"WHEN THE TEMPERATURE RISES AND VACATIONISTS FLOCK TO THE BEACHES, ONE FEELS SORRY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT LEARNED TO ENJOY SURF SWIMMING"

DRUMMOND, Ron. Art of Wave Riding. Hollywood, California, 1931.

First edition of this classic work, one of only 500 copies, considered the first book on surfing, illustrated with 13 black-and-white photographs. $2600.

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SWEET FLYPAPER, INSCRIBED BY PHOTOGRAPHER ROY DECARAVA IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

HUGHES, Langston, DECARAVA, Roy. Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955.

First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, inscribed on the page opposite the title page in the year of publication, "11-6-55, Best wishes, Roy DeCarava," the preferred softcover edition, containing Hughes' lyrical text and 141 engaging photogravures by DeCarava. $2600.

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“ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATIONS”

BRYANT, William Cullen, editor. Picturesque America. New York, 1872-74. Two volumes.

First edition in book form of this treasury of 19th-century American views, illustrated with 49 full-page steel-engraved plates, including title pages and frontispiece engraving of Niagara Falls, together with numerous in-text wood engravings, in handsome publisher’s deluxe morocco-gilt bindings. $2500.

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SIGNED BY PULLMAN IN TWO VOLUMES

PULLMAN, Philip. His Dark Materials (American Editions). New York, 1996-2003. Together, four volumes. First American editions of Pullman's celebrated trilogy—the second two books signed by Pullman on the title pages—together with the companion volume, Lyra's Oxford. $2500.

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“HE DID NOT WANT HIS WIFE TO ADORE A STRANGER”

NATHAN, Robert. Bishop"s Wife. Indianapolis, 1928. First edition of Nathan’s whimsical tale, basis for the 1947 Oscar-winning film of the same name starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young, and the 1996 film, The Preacher’s Wife, starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, scarce in original dust jacket. $2500.

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WONDERFUL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING OF ATLAS BY FREDERICK DE WIT

DE WIT, Frederick. Frontispiece for Zee Karten. [Amsterdam, 1675].

Magnificent hand-colored engraving of the “Titano” Atlas (with the mountain at his feet and Africa pictured in the eastern hemisphere), used by famed Amsterdam map-maker Frederick De Wit as the frontispiece to his nautical atlas, Zee Karten (1675). $2500.

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"THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS": IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, INSCRIBED BY JOHN BALL

BALL, John. In the Heat of the Night. New York, 1965.

First edition of John Ball's award-winning first mystery novel—"a landmark among expressions of racial justice that retains its power today"—basis for the classic 1967 Academy Award-winning film starring Sidney Poitier, this copy wonderfully inscribed by Ball on the title page, "For S— G— who, somehow, found this book. John Ball 2 November 1984," a fine copy in the original dust jacket. $2500.

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INSCRIBED BY ISAAC ASIMOV TO SCI-FI AUTHOR DAVID HARTWELL

ASIMOV, Isaac. The Currents of Space. Garden City, New York, 1952.

First edition, presentation copy, of Asimov's third novel, inscribed on the title page to an influential American critic, publisher, and editor of thousands of science fiction and fantasy novels: "To David Hartwell with best wishes. Isaac Asimov." $2400.

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“A MASTER STORYTELLER”

FOWLES, John. The Collector. Boston and Toronto, 1963.

First American edition of Fowles' highly acclaimed first published novel, printed same year as the first English edition, inscribed: "Gene Robertson with the author's —— wishes — John Fowles. San Francisco 21.xi.1969." $2200.

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BOLDLY SIGNED BY SALVADOR DALÍ

(DALÍ, Salvador). Dalí. A Study of his Art-in-Jewels. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1965.

Second edition of this survey of the Owen Cheatham collection of Dalí jewelry, with photographic portrait of Dalí and 27 mounted color photographic plates depicting pieces of jewelry designed by Dalí and executed by Alemany & Co., boldly signed across the entire front blank: "Salvador Dalí 1967." $2200.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE LAND OF LONG AGO, 1890, WITH SIX SPLENDID FOLIO POP-UPS DEPICTING FAIRY TALE SCENES

(HARDY, E. Stuart) WEEDON, L.L. Land of Long Ago. London, 1890.

First edition of this 19th-century fairy tale pop-up book, with six striking folio pop-ups illustrated in rich Victorian style. $1850.

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RACKHAM’S SCARCE A DISH OF APPLES, ONE OF 500 SIGNED COPIES

(RACKHAM, Arthur) PHILLPOTTS, Eden. A Dish of Apples. London and New York, 1921.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 250 of only 500 copies signed by Rackham and the author Eden Phillpotts, beautifully illustrated with three mounted color plates and 23 black-and-white line cuts. $1800.

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BEAUTIFUL FIRST EDITION OF WILLY POGANY'S MOTHER GOOSE, SIGNED BY HIM

POGANY, Willy. Mother Goose. New York, 1928.

First trade edition of this striking Art Deco Mother Goose, copiously illustrated with over 140 scenes from the text and over 60 color plates, signed on the half title by Willy Pogany. $1750.

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WINES OF THE WORLD, SUPERBLY BOUND IN FULL INLAID MOROCCO

SIMON, Andre L. Wines of the World. London, 1969.

Signed limited first edition, number 3 of only 265 copies of this special edition, signed by the editor and expressly designed and bound in full inlaid morocco by Zaehnsdorf for the Arcadia Press. $1750.

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SIGNED BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI WITH A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH

BUKOWSKI, Charles. Hollywood. Santa Rosa, 1989.

Signed limited first edition, number 17 of only 150 copies (out of a total edition of 176 copies) signed on the limitation page by Charles Bukowski with his original self-portrait sketch and also with an original signed silkscreen print signed by Bukowski, hand-bound in elaborate pictorial boards by Earle Gray. $1700.

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ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF “BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE”

LANG, Andrew. Prince Charles Edward. London, Paris, New York, Edinburgh, 1900.

Limited edition, number 358 of 1500 copies on fine paper of this richly illustrated biography of “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” with a fine hand-colored frontispiece and 47 photogravure plates, handsomely bound in full vellum gilt by Bumpus. $1700.

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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, four in-text) and 19 plates, including stipple-engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee, and others. The copy of James L. Corley, West Point graduate who served as Lee's quartermaster during the Civil War. $1600.

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“WITH THIS DISCOVERY AN ANSWER HAD BEEN FOUND TO THE AGE-OLD QUESTION OF THE ORIGIN OF THE NILE”

BAKER, Samuel White. The Albert N'yanza Great Basin of the Nile. London, 1866. Two volumes.

First edition of Baker’s dramatic account of the discovery of the source of the Nile, with two maps (one folding), frontispiece portrait, 13 full-page engraved plates, and tinted lithograph frontispiece in Volume II. A very nice copy in the original cloth. $1600.

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ORIGINAL ORDER OF SERVICE FOR THE CORONATION OF KING GEORGE IV, THE COPY OF THE CONTEMPORARY HOME SECRETARY, HENRY ADDINGTON, HANDSOMELY BOUND IN ARMORIAL FULL MOROCCO-GILT

(GEORGE IV). The Ceremonies to be Observed at the Royal Coronation of His Most Excellent Majesty King George the Fourth. London, 1821.

Original order of service for the coronation of King George IV, handsomely bound in full armorial morocco-gilt for Mrs. Newdigate Burne. The copy of 19th-century Home Secretary and Prime Minister Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth—who served at the beginning of George IV's reign—with title page owner inscription and signature. $1600.

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FIRST EDITION OF HANDY'S BLUES, A JAZZ ANTHOLOGY, INSCRIBED BY HIM IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

HANDY, W.C., editor. Blues. New York, 1926.

First edition of this classic jazz anthology featuring text as well as piano/vocal parts, inscribed in the year of publication: "To Miss Lydia G. Fraser, with best wishes, W.C. Handy. 5-10-'26." $1500.

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AN INDISPENSIBLE GUIDE TO HEBREW LITERATURE

BUXTORF, Johannes. Lexicon Chardaicum, Talmudicum et Rabbinicum. Basel, 1639-40. First edition, with finely engraved additional title page and frontispiece portrait of Buxtorf, front matter decorated with initials, head- and tailpieces. Text in Latin and Hebrew. $1400.

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“VALUABLE FOR COMMUNICATING THE POPULAR SOUTHERN FEELING OF THE DAY”

(JACKSON, Stonewall) COOKE, John Esten. Stonewall Jackson: A Military Biography. New York, 1876.

1876 preferred edition of Cooke's influential biography of Stonewall Jackson, the first to include the important appendix, with 13 full-page steel-engraved portraits of Civil War generals, including Jackson and Robert E. Lee, six maps (five full-page and one folding), and two wood-engraved plates, including one of Lee and Jackson's last meeting. $1400.

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“GRANT USED THE WEAPON THAT MCCLELLAN FORGED TO DEFEAT LEE”

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, a fine copy in contemporary sheep. $1000.

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WITH LOVELY FOLIO PHOTOGRAVURES OF LOS ANGELES AND SURROUNDING SCENERY AND PORTRAITS OF PIONEERS

(WARNER, J.J., et al.). An Illustrated History of Los Angeles County. Chicago, 1889.

First edition, superbly illustrated with eight full-page photographic plates of early views of Los Angeles and the surrounding landscape, and numerous steel-engraved portraits of notable pioneering Angelenos. $950.

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“A LANDMARK WORK ON CONFEDERATE NAVAL HISTORY”

SCHARF, John Thomas. History of the Confederate States Navy. New York, 1887.

First edition of this important Confederate naval history, “the best on its subject,” with 42 full-page wood-engraved plates and numerous in-text illustrations, scarce uncut in original boards. $950.

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“ALL THE CHILDREN WHO LOVES THIS SERIES CAN NOW SEE ON THIS BRIGHTLY COLOURED MAP THE PLACES WHERE THOMAS AND HIS FRIENDS LIVE AND WORK"

AWDRY, Wilbert. Railway Map of the Island of Sodor. Leicester, England, 1958.

First edition of this large, folding, color map depicting Sodor, the imaginary island where the Railway Series is set. $950.

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“AN IMPORTANT BOOK ON EARLY TEXAS” AND “THE BEST BOOK, BY ALL ODDS, PUBLISHED BY EITHER SIDE”

JOHNSTON, William Preston. Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston. New York, 1878.

First edition, illustrated with nine full-page engraved plates, including frontispiece bust of Johnston, and in-text maps and tables. $950.

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“FREUD’S LAST MAJOR WORK… HIS MOST CONTROVERSIAL”

FREUD, Sigmund. Moses and Monotheism. London, 1939.

First edition in English Freud's last major work, published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press, described by Freud as "quite a worthy exit," published the same year as the first German edition and shortly before his death that September. $950.

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"IN PURSUANCE OF MY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, I USE THE NAKED MODEL" (THOMAS EAKINS)

EAKINS, Thomas. 21 Photographs. Atlanta, 1979.

Limited first edition, number 67 of only 200 copies, featuring 21 tipped-in photographic prints from original prints made by Eakins while at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts—including eleven images never before published—a beautiful copy. $875.

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SIGNED BY ANDREW WYETH

(WYETH, Andrew) CANBY, Henry Seidel. Brandywine. New York, Toronto, 1941.

First edition, Delaware edition, number 588 of only 650 copies signed on a tipped-in leaf by author Canby and Andrew Wyeth, with dust jacket illustration, pictorial endpapers, four double-page and many in-text illustrations from original drawings by Wyeth of "his beloved Brandywine." $850.

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KATHERINE ANNE PORTER’S A CHRISTMAS STORY, INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION COPY

PORTER, Katherine Anne. Christmas Story. New York, 1958.

First edition, warmly inscribed on the title page to her old friend and publisher from the thirties, the co-founder of Harrison of Paris, Barbara [Harrison] Wescott: “For Barbara this belated New Year Greeting. With love, Katherine Anne. 12 January 1962. Her personal 12th or 3 King’s Night!”. $750.

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"THE PARADE OF SALAMIS REVEALS YET ANOTHER FACE OF THIS ELUSIVE AND PROTEAN CREATOR: HUMOR, MYSTIFICATION, A JOURNEY TO ABSURDIA"

GISSINGER, Hans and OBERLÉ, Gérard. Salamí . Phoenicia, New York

, 2001.

Signed limited edition of this lavish and whimsical photographic homage to the Italian sausage, number 432 of only 500 copies, signed by Hans Gissinger, with his 58 color-printed images of various salamis. $600.

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"HIDDEN TREASURES… OF A SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL HISTORY"

THURMAN, Sue Bailey. Historical Cookbook of the American Negro. Washington, D.C. 1958.

First edition, first printing of this celebration of the rich diversity of African American food, culture and history, edited and compiled by African American historian Sue Bailey Thurman, with tantalizing recipes for favorites such Cracklin' Bread and Okra Gumbo, for Mugwump in a Hole from the time of Frederick Douglass, and for Minute Men Pudding in honor of Peter Salem who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, a splendid copy in original wrappers. $500.

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