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GOYA’S MASTERPIECE TAUROMAQUIA:
EXTRAORDINARY RARE 1855 SECOND EDITION, FINELY PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATES, WITH ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPPERS BOUND IN

GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco José de. Coleccion de las diferentes suertes y actitudes [Tauromaquia]. Madrid, 1855.

Rare second edition of Goya’s magisterial survey of the “fiesta nacional”—33 dramatic etched and aquatinted plates of bullfighting scenes in early impressions from the original plates etched by Goya. This copy bound with the seven additional plates published for the first time in the 1876 third edition. $140,000.

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“THE FIRST MODERN ATTEMPT TO ANALYSE HUMAN KNOWLEDGE”

LOCKE, John. An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. London, 1690.

Rare first edition, first issue, of Locke's remarkable study of the nature of knowledge, a fundamental work in the history of Western thought. Locke's investigation was continued by David Hume and Immanuel Kant; John Stuart Mill considered Locke to be the founder of the analytic philosophy of mind. An excellent, wide-margined copy of Locke's most famous work, a touchstone of the Age of Enlightenment, with extensive marginalia in a neat early hand indicating that this copy was well-read. $65,000.

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OGILBY’S REMARKABLE 1671 AMERICA, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

OGILBY, John. America. London, 1671.

First edition of one of the greatest illustrated English works on the New World, with 51 splendid double-page engraved views and maps, six full-page portraits, frontispiece, and 66 illustrations in the text. The work contains "the first extensive account of Maryland" and one of the earliest views of New York City. A handsomely bound, wide-margined copy. $65,000.

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“HAS EXERCISED AN INFLUENCE UPON THE HUMAN MIND GREATER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER WORK EXCEPT THE BIBLE”

EUCLID. Elements of Geometrie. London, 1570.

Rare first edition in English, with John Dee’s important preface and allegorical woodcut title page by John Blagrave. This copy with 48 of the original 60 folding overslips (small hinged paper slips tipped onto in-text woodcut diagrams) accompanying figures in Book XI, by their fragile nature often missing. $55,000.

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“THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT… IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles, FITZROY, Robert, and KING, Philip Barker. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle. London, 1839. Four volumes.

First edition of the account of the most famous voyage in the history of biological science and modern thought. Volume III is the first issue of Darwin's Journal, his first published book, containing the observations and fieldwork that form the basis for On the Origin of Species. $46,000.

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

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Letter signed. Passy, December 22, 1779.

Splendid letter boldly signed by Benjamin Franklin from the Revolutionary War, discussing funds received from France to outfit Lafayette's 10,000 troops, which led to a turning point in the war. Not seen on the market for more than 100 years, a fine, rare, and desirable Franklin letter with excellent content. $45,000.

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“WITH ALL GOOD WISHES, ERNEST HEMINGWAY”:

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, inscribed by him to a favorite bookseller: "To Wendell Palmer with all good wishes Ernest Hemingway." An exceptionally lovely copy in original dust jacket. $34,000.

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WRITTEN AND BOLDLY SIGNED BY PAUL REVERE

REVERE, Paul. Autograph document signed. Boston, May 15, 1779.

Rare autograph document, written entirely in Paul Revere's hand, certifying the discharge of Captain Philip Marett from the State Regiment of Artillery, boldly signed by Paul Revere, handsomely framed with a color portrait of Revere. $29,000.

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"THE ENORMOUS ENGINE FABRICATED BY THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT FOR BATTERING DOWN ALL THE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF AMERICA, I MEAN THE STAMP ACT" (JOHN ADAMS)

(STAMP ACT) (PARLIAMENT). Stamp Act. London, 1765.

Very rare folio first printing of the 1765 Stamp Act, turning the course toward Revolution with a signal that "the only way for the American colonists to solve their differences with Great Britain was to tear away from it completely" (Hayes), less than 1100 copies printed. An exceptionally important document in American history, quite rare. $24,000.

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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“THE WORKS OF PLATO MAY BE PROPERLY CONSIDERED THE SCRIPTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

PLATO. Works. London, 1804. Five volumes. First edition of the first complete English translation of Plato’s works, prepared by the leading Platonist of his day, still considered unequaled. From the library and with the bookplates of Francis Currer, “England’s earliest female bibliophile” and close friend of Charlotte Brontë, who reportedly adopted the pseudonym of Currer Bell in honor of her. Handsomely bound. $18,000.

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RARE PRINTED BROADSIDE ANNOUNCING THE ABOLITION OF THE MONARCHY AND THE BEHEADING OF KING CHARLES I

(PARLIAMENT). Broadside—English Civil War. London, March 19, 1648 [i.e., 1649].

Rare and desirable broadside printed shortly after the execution of Charles I abolishing the "Kingly Office" in England, since "to have the power thereof in any single person, is unnecessary, burthensom and dangerous to the liberty, safety and publique interest of the people," thereby doing away with the institution of monarchy and preventing any claimants to the throne. $17,500.

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SIGNED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY DURING WORLD WAR II

KENNEDY, John F. Document signed. Charleston, South Carolina, April 18, 1942.

Rare original 1942 Navy transfer request, in which future-President John F. Kennedy, suffering chronic pain from a back injury, asked to be moved from a Charleston, South Carolina naval hospital to its Chelsea, Massachusetts equivalent in order to be hospitalized closer to his family in Boston, submitted only a year before the PT-109 disaster in which Kennedy saved his shipwrecked crewmen and earned both the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and a Purple Heart, signed by JFK. $16,800.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS EVER MADE”

DANIELL, Thomas and William. Picturesque Voyage to India. London, 1810.

First edition of one of the finest and most popular hand-colored aquatint plate books of the 19th century, with 50 magnificent mounted hand-colored aquatints of views and inhabitants of China and India, with descriptive text. $16,000.

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF CONDOLENCE FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL TO LADY CAVE

CHURCHILL, Winston. Autograph letter signed. London, April 16, 1928.

Autograph letter signed from Churchill to Lady Anne Cave, expressing condolences on the death of her husband, Viscount George Cave, the Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom., handsomely framed with an early portrait of Churchill. $16,000.

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"THE GREATEST WORK IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE"

NEWTON, Isaac. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Amsterdam, 1723.

Second Amsterdam edition (the second continental printing), based upon the 1713 second edition, with the addition of the Analysis per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, ac Differentias: cum Enumeratione Linearum Tertii Ordinis, in contemporary paneled calf boards. $15,000.

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“TO ARREST AND THEREBY ETERNALIZE THE CURRENT MOMENT”

COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London. London and New York, 1909.

First edition of Coburn's first, groundbreaking photobook, an elegant folio production of 20 hand-pulled gravure plates tipped onto rich gray paper, each prepared by Coburn himself, representing a revolutionary "transition from pictorialism to modernism… a shift in attitude that triggered the final push towards photographic modernism" (Parr & Badger). $15,000.

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TWO REMARKABLE HAND-DRAWN MAPS OF "STONEWALL" JACKSON'S DARING FLANK ATTACK AT THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE WHERE HE WOULD BE MORTALLY WOUNDED, ACCOMPLISHED BY THE NEPHEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S VICE PRESIDENT, USED BY HIM IN PREPARING HIS 1896 HISTORY OF JACKSON'S ATTACK AND ACCOMPANIED BY THAT BOOK

HAMLIN, Augustus C. Two manuscript maps of Stonewall Jackson's attack at Chancellorsville. No place, circa 1890s.

Remarkable set of two spectacular hand-drawn and hand-painted maps documenting "Stonewall" Jackson's daring flank attack at the Battle of Chancellorsville where he would be mortally wounded, finely and meticulously accomplished by the nephew of Abraham Lincoln's Vice President: artist, author, and Harvard-educated Union military surgeon Augustus C. Hamlin. Accompanied by his history of the battle, for which he prepared these maps. This battle is one of the most important of the Civil War—considered the high-water mark for Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. $15,000.

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RARE FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM SMELLI’S CELEBRATED 1754 ANATOMICAL ATLAS BY WILLIAM SMELLIE, WITH THE FIRST ACCURATE IMAGES OF THE FETUS IN UTERO, ONE OF ONLY 80 COPIES PUBLISHED

SMELLIE, William, M.D. Sett of Anatomical Tables. London, 1754. Rare first edition of the pioneering 1754 anatomical atlas by William Smellie, "one of the most important obstetricians of all times," with 39 striking copper-engraved plates, the first accurate illustrations of the fetus in utero and during labor, far superior to any before seen, after drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk, Peter Camper and Smellie, accompanied by text and published under the supervision of Smellie's close friend, author and physician Tobias Smollett. One of only 80 copies printed. $15,000.

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

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

Scarce first edition in the original parts of Dickens' "largely autobiographic" masterpiece, with additional vignette title page, frontispiece and 38 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"). $13,800.

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RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY JOHN HANCOCK, FIRST SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AS A BOSTON SELECTMAN IN 1773

HANCOCK, John. Document signed. Boston, July 9, 1773.

Very rare 1773 manuscript document signed by John Hancock as a Boston Selectman and six others, including Timothy Newell, granting permission to a Boston ship captain's widow to "retail rum and other distilled spirits." Three years after signing this document, in 1776, Hancock, as President of the Second Continental Congress, would be 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." Handsomely matted with an engraved portrait. $13,500.

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THE "FIRST GREAT AMERICAN": FRANKLIN’S COMPLETE WORKS, 1806, LORD CHANCELLOR HENRY BROUGHAM'S COPY

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Complete Works. London, 1806. Three volumes.

First collected edition of Franklin's Complete Works, including his autobiography, "Way to Wealth," numerous political writings including "Causes of the American Discontents before 1768" and works on the Stamp Act, and adding for the first time his scientific writings, with an engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved vignette title pages, 13 plates (nine folding, one double-page) and a folding map of the Gulf Stream; this copy with the family crest bookplates and autograph signature of Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain from 1830 through 1834, co-founder of The Edinburgh Review, staunch abolitionist and legal reformer, who extolled Franklin as "one of the most remarkable men, certainly, of our times as a politician, or of any age as a philosopher." A wonderful copy in beautiful contemporary calf with outstanding provenance. $13,500.

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LARGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF FIVE PRESIDENTS, SIGNED BY GEORGE H.W. BUSH, JIMMY CARTER, GERALD FORD, RICHARD NIXON, AND RONALD REAGAN, ACCOMPANIED BY HUMOROUS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH NOTE FROM GEORGE BUSH TO PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA COLLECTOR RON WADE

BUSH, George H.W.; CARTER, Jimmy; FORD, Gerald; NIXON, Richard; and REAGAN, Ronald. Photograph of 5 presidents signed. WITH: Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. and Texas, Circa 1981 and March 2, 2006.

Original color photograph of Presidents Bush, Carter, Ford, Nixon, and Reagan at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, signed at the bottom of the image by all five, accompanied by a humorous autograph letter to famous presidential memorabilia collector Ron Wade on one of George Bush's own stationery note cards reading: "3-2-06. Dear Ron, Sorry your ex-wife ripped you off. Here is a replacement photo. All the best. George Bush." $13,500.

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WORKS OF MOLIERE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

MOLIERE, Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin. Oeuvres de Moliere. Paris, 1734. Six volumes.

Lovely quarto edition of Moliere’s works in six volumes, beautifully illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Moliere by Coypel and 33 copper-engraved plates after drawings by Francois Boucher, “the most successful painter of the day” (Ray), as well as numerous engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, many also by Boucher. Exquisitely bound in lovely full contemporary French calf-gilt. $13,500.

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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF CARTIER-BRESSON’S IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE (DECISIVE MOMENT), INSCRIBED TO LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER BALENCIAGA

(BALENCIAGA, Cristobal) CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette. Paris, 1952. First edition in French of “one of the greatest of all photobooks” (Parr & Badger), a rare presentation/association copy that unites two giants of 20th-century photography and fashion, inscribed in French by Cartier-Bresson on the half title: “à Balanciaga [sic], bien cordialement avec toute notre admiration [signed] Eli Cartier-Bresson [signed] Henri Cartier-Bresson” (very cordially with all our admiration), featuring 126 photogravures (many double-page) that define the idea of ‘the decisive moment,’ with cover designs by Matisse, housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.

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THIS COPY OF COLTON’S WALL MAP WAS USED TO PLOT TROOP MOVEMENTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

SMITH, John Calvin. Colton's Map of the United States of America. New York, 1854.

1854 edition of Colton’s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, “This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.” $12,000.

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“…FOR SHOULD YOU… QUIT YOUR POSTS…WILD CARNAGE, BARBAROUS AND BLOODY DESOLATION MUST SPREAD LIKE A HIDEOUS TORRENT OVER YOUR RUINED COUNTRY”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL COURT. Original November 1776 Broadside. Boston, 1776.

A rare November 1, 1776 broadside address issued by the Massachusetts government as a message of inspiration and encouragement to the Massachusetts troops fighting in the Continental Army. The soldiers are promised shipments of needed supplies, they are reminded of the great cause for which they are fighting, and they are warned of the grave dangers that will befall them and their families if they quit their posts. $12,000.

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"YOUR RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ARE DAILY INFRINGED, SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE HERETOFORE BEEN DENIED THE USE OF THE BALLOT"

HOOKER, Isabella B.; DAVIS, Paulina W.; ANTHONY, Susan B.; BOWEN, Mary B.; DENISON, Ruth C.; GRIFFING, Josephine S. Appeal to the Women of the United States. Hartford, 1871.

First and only edition of the powerful April 19, 1871 Appeal by Susan B. Anthony and other leaders of the NWSA, a revolutionary work that proclaims a "birth-day of womanhood" in defiance of persistent dismissals of their constitutional rights to the vote, a "a precedent for women interested in organizing independently of male-dominated political institutions," setting women on nearly four decades of struggle toward passage of the 19th Amendment, a fine copy in fragile original wrappers. $11,500.

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LOVELY KELMSCOTT PRESS EDITION OF WILLIAM MORRIS' ADAPTATION OF AN OLD FRENCH TALE, KING FLORUS AND THE FAIR JEHANE, ONE OF ONLY 365 COPIES AND ONE OF ONLY 15 COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM

(KELMSCOTT PRESS) MORRIS, William. The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane. Hammersmith, England, 1893.

Kelmscott Press edition of this old French romance, beautifully designed and printed by William Morris, one of only 15 copies on vellum (out of a total edition of 365). $11,500.

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"LORD, REBUKE ME NOT IN THY FURY"

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

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, featuring five splendid miniatures depicting The Last Judgment and scenes from the life of David; three lines of Latin text from the Penitential Psalms; and an elaborate three-line initial. $11,000.

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

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) TARLETON, Banastre. A 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, in nicely restored contemporary mottled calf-gilt. $9700.

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"I HAD TO UNDERGO A VERY SERIOUS CHEST OPERATION… AS THE RESULTS OF A STAB WOUND"

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Typed letter signed. Montgomery, Alabama, December 16, 1958.

Original typed letter from Martin Luther King. Jr. to his former seminary professor and mentor, Dr. Robert E. Keighton, turning down the opportunity to speak at a chapel service following chest surgery necessitated by a stabbing, signed "Martin." $9500.

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A RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY OF CAMERA WORK, 1914,

WARMLY INSCRIBED BY STIEGLITZ TO HIS CLOSE ASSISTANT AT “291”

STIEGLITZ, Alfred. Camera Work, Number XLV. New York, January 1914.

First edition of Stieglitz’s Camera Work, Number XLV, an especially memorable presentation/association copy inscribed in the year of publication to his close personal assistant at his gallery 291, “To Marie Rapp in sincere appreciation of her cooperation at ‘291,’ Alfred Stieglitz, July 1—1914,” dated immediately after this delayed issue was released, followed by Stieglitz’ distinctive flourish, featuring eight tipped-in hand-pulled tissue photogravures by James Craig Annan and the first publication of Mina Loy’s Aphorisms on Futurism. $9500.

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“THE FOUNDER OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE”

OCCOM, Samson. Sermon, Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul. New-London, 1772.

Second edition, issued mere weeks after the exceedingly rare first edition—"the first monograph to be published by a North American Indian in English"—Occom's fiery 1772 Sermon, authored at the request of the condemned Moses Paul "to publicize the racial injustice of his murder trial and subsequent execution," delivered by Occom in Connecticut with America on the brink of Revolution, with woodcut-engraved "death's head" on title page. An exceptional copy. $9200.

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“THE BEST BOOK OF ITS KIND IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”

PEPYS, Samuel. Memoirs of Samuel Pepys. London, 1825. Two volumes.

First edition. large-paper copy of Samuel Pepys' entertaining and influential diary, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of Pepys and 13 other engraved plates, uncut and partly unopened in original paper-covered boards. $9000.

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“A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON RENAISSANCE THINKING”

PLUTARCH. Philosophie, commonlie called, The Morals. London, 1603.

First edition in English of Plutarch’s complete Moralia, containing all of the famous philosopher’s surviving writings on ethical, religious, physical, political and literary topics. $9000.

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“BOWYER’S 1806 EDITION IS A SUMPTUOUS ONE, FINELY PRINTED AND EXPENSIVELY ILLUSTRATED”

HUME, David. The History of England. London, 1806. Five volumes bound in ten. Magnificent atlas folio “Bowyer” edition of Hume’s renowned history, originally sold only to subscribers, with 197 lovely and finely engraved illustrations, in ten massive volumes sumptuously bound in full contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt by Staggemeier and Welcher. An extraordinary set. $9000.

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THE FIRST TURKISH GRAMMAR TO BE PRINTED IN ENGLISH, 1709

(TURKEY) VAUGHAN, Thomas. Grammar of the Turkish Language. London, 1709.

First edition of the first Turkish grammar to be printed in English, produced by the Levant Company merchant Thomas Vaughan for the use of his fellow trades, with two engraved plates illustrating the Turkish alphabet and a folding engraved plate of a tugra. Very rare. $9000.

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"GENTLE LADY OF MERCY, MOTHER OF PITY"

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

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, featuring a poignant miniature of the Pieta, three lines of an Old French prayer, stunning borders, and an elaborate three-line initial. $9000.

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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." A very nice set, with a two-page autograph letter signed by Kipling tipped in. $8800.

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DICKENS’ BLEAK HOUSE, IN ORIGINAL PARTS

DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. London, 1852-53. Twenty parts in 19, as issued.

Scarce first edition in original parts and wrappers of Dickens’ ambitious, bracing masterpiece, with 40 engraved illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), including frontispiece and nine other dramatic "dark plates," as well as vignette title page. An exceptional copy in the original blue wrappers, complete with all advertisements called for, save one. $8800.

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“THE MOST WORTHY… OF THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS”

LOCKE, John. Works. London, 1722. Three volumes.

1722 edition of the collected Works of Locke, who was ranked by Jefferson "with Bacon and Newton as the three greatest men that have ever lived," an impressive three folio volumes containing the exquisite copper-engraved frontispiece portrait by George Vertue and full-page memorial plate, scarce in contemporary paneled calf boards. $8800.

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"SUPERIOR TO EVERY ORATOR, ANCIENT OR MODERN": FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF THE WORKS OF SIR EDMUND BURKE

BURKE, Edmund. Works. London, 1792. Three volumes.

First collected edition of the Works of Edmund Burke, three impressive volume containing his important writings on the American and the French Revolutions as well as his seminal philosophical works, a handsome wide-margined copy in contemporary tree calf. $8800.

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.’S PERSONAL COPY OF OCEAN RACING, TWICE SIGNED BY HIM

(PATTON, Jr., George S.) LOOMIS, Alfred F. Ocean Racing. New York, 1936.

First edition of this classic work on ocean racing, signed in ink on the front board by General Patton and boldly signed and dated by him ("June 27 1936") on the front free endpaper. $8800.

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“THIS KNOTTY AND THORNY SUBJECT OF WITCHES”

WEBSTER, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London, 1677.

First edition, large-paper copy, of Webster's important treatise on witchcraft, which anticipates the modern psychological concept of the power of suggestion, handsomely bound by Ramage and with dignified chain of provenance, including the noted collections of Henry Huth and Compton Mackenzie. $8500.

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"I AM NOW PUBLISHED BY VIKING WHO WILL BRING THIS NEXT BOOK 'FOR YOUR EYES ONLY' OUT IN THE SPRING"

FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed. London, December 14, 1959.

Outstanding 1959 typed signed letter from Ian Fleming to Ray Russell, the executive editor of Playboy, thanking Russell for offering to promote Fleming's next book, sharing news about the publication of "For Your Eyes Only," expressing gratitude for a copy of "The Permanent Playboy," and informing Russell of Fleming's upcoming trip to Jamaica, accompanied by Russell's typed preceding letter on newsprint discussing changes to one of Fleming's writings awaiting publication in Playboy and sending a copy of The Permanent Playboy, mentioned in the later letter. $8500.

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NOBLE BRITISH FAMILIES, LARGE FOLIO FIRST EDITION, WITH MANY HAND-COLORED PLATES

(PICKERING, William). Histories of Noble British Families. London, 1846. Two volumes.

First edition of this survey of 12 noble British families, richly illustrated with genealogies, coats-of-arms, family estates, monuments and fine engraved portraits of each family’s most distinguished members, with almost 120 pages with vivid hand-coloring, with the bookplates of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby, with library shelf locations for the library at the family seat of Knowsley Hall. $8500.

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"SHE WAS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT, AS HER WORDS WERE TO READ"

(BELL, Vanessa) (WOOLF, Virginia) SITWELL, Osbert. Autograph letter signed. Renishaw, North Sheffield, April 4, 1941.

Autograph letter signed from writer Osbert Sitwell to artist Vanessa Bell on the death of her sister Virginia Woolf. $8500.

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“FEW MEN HAVE HAD A MORE MARKED INFLUENCE UPON THE RISING INTELLECT OF THE TIME”

MILL, John Stuart. System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive. London, 1843. Two volumes.

First edition of a classic text on logic by John Stuart Mill—"Britain's most important philosopher in the 19th century"—one of only 750 copies printed. $8000.

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"I BEG OF YOU IN THE FUTURE IF ANYONE SHOULD ASK YOU ABOUT WHERE MY CHARACTERS LIVED, PLEASE SAY THEY LIVED ONLY IN MY MIND"

MITCHELL, Margaret. Typed letter signed. Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 1939.

Lengthy original typed letter, dated 1939, from Margaret Mitchell to Franklin M. Garrett, the Vice President of the Atlanta Historical Society, in which Mitchell informs Garrett that she has become aware of Atlanta historical tours claiming to show tourists locations from Gone With the Wind and then asks Garrett to stop "identifying" such locations from the novel as she purposely made them entirely fictional, boldly signed by Mitchell. $7800.

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"NOT ONLY A NOTABLE ILLUSTRATED BOOK, BUT A GREAT BOOK TOUT COURT"

JONES, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. London, 1856.

First edition of this design classic, with "illuminated" half title and 100 beautiful chromolithographic folio plates on heavy card stock of Jones' catalogue of ornamental designs from throughout history and around the world. A splendid large folio volume. $7800.

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"TO A LONGTIME FRIEND—BOB DYLAN 6-28-06"

LANDY, Elliott. Dylan in Woodstock. Surrey, 2000.

Number 1612 of only 1750 copies signed by famed Woodstock and rock musician photographer Elliott Landy, this copy with additional bold inscription by Bob Dylan in gold marker. Lavishly illustrated with more than 180 color and black-and-white photos, both iconic and candid, mostly of Dylan and The Band. $7800.

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"I LEARN, MORE AND MORE HOW FACTS BECOME TWISTED WITH TIME… THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT STARTED ME WRITING 'THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS'"

LINDBERGH, Charles A. Typed letter signed. Darien, Connecticut, April 21, 1953.

Original 1953 typed letter from Charles Lindbergh to his friend, U.S. Air Services editor Earl Findley, expressing gratitude for Findley's comment on the first serialized installment of "The Spirit of St. Louis" in The Saturday Evening Post; lamenting the fact that facts are often twisted, even by good people; and explaining that, contrary to popular belief, the propeller on his plane was not wooden, signed by Charles Lindbergh. Accompanied by two news service photographs of Charles Lindbergh. $7500.

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

(SCARBURGH, Sir Charles) EUCLID. English Euclide. Oxford, 1705.

First edition of English Euclide, featuring the translation and commentary of the preeminent 17th-century mathematician and royal physician Sir Charles Scarburgh, a founding Fellow of the Royal Society and an assistant and successor to William Harvey, published from Scarburgh's manuscript and issued posthumously, profusely illustrated with woodcut-engraved diagrams. $7500.

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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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INSCRIBED BY FDR ABOARD THE “FLOATING WHITE HOUSE” TO HIS SON ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) GOWANLOCH, James Nelson. Fishes and Fishing in Louisiana. New Orleans, February 1933.

First edition of this report on the fresh and saltwater fish of Louisiana, presentation-association copy, specially bound for Franklin D. Roosevelt and inscribed by the president to his son Elliott, “For Elliott Roosevelt, on board the U.S.S. Potomac, May 1st, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” $7500.

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“IMAGES OF CAMEL CARAVANS IN THE DESERT”: RARE ALBUM OF 22 VINTAGE ALBUMEN PRINTS

(SÉBAH, J. Pascal and BÉCHARD, Emile, et al.). Photograph Album. Middle East. Egypt, circa 1880.

Original photograph album of the Middle East circa 1880, with 22 splendid exhibition-size albumen prints from glass negatives, featuring the work of renowned photographers J. Pascal Sébah, Émile Béchard, Langahi and others, including Sébah's images of Alexandria's Column of Pompey, Nile yachts and desert vistas, Langahi's view of Nubian tribesmen, and Béchard's iconic image of people climbing the massive stones of the Great Pyramid. Splendidly bound. $7500.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S SCARCE FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

BURTON, Richard F. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London, 1852. First edition of “one of the earliest of Burton’s books of travel” (Abbey), one of only 500 copies, with four full-page lithographic plates (including frontispiece), in original blind-stamped cloth. $7000.

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“AN ACT MAKING COMPENSATION TO MESSRS. LEWIS AND CLARK”: SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF VOLUME VIII OF LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1807

(LEWIS AND CLARK) (JEFFERSON, Thomas) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Laws of the United States of America. Volume VIII. Acts Passed at the First… Second Session of the Ninth Congress. Washington City, 1807. One Volume.

First edition of Volume VIII of Laws of the United States, "published by authority," containing the official Acts passed during the 5th and 6th years of Jefferson's presidency in the First and Second Sessions of the Ninth Congress, featuring the crucial March 3, 1807 Act authorizing compensation to Lewis & Clark and members of their expedition, and the landmark March 2, 1807 Transatlantic Slave Act. $6800.

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“HISTORY IS TO ASCRIBE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO THOMAS PAINE” (JOHN ADAMS)

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) PAINE, Thomas. Genuine Trial… BOUND WITH: Rights of Man [Parts I & II]. London, 1792.

First edition of one of very first accounts of the infamous British trial accusing Paine of seditious libel and declaring him an outlaw for The Rights of Man, Part Two—"his most important statement of political principles" (New Yorker)—bound together with the same year's very early London editions of Rights of Man, and Rights of Man, Part Two, in contemporary boards. $6500.

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"MAY THE JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS—SEVERE BUT JUST—FALL UPON THESE FASCIST HENCHMEN"

(WORLD WAR II) (NUREMBERG TRIALS). Nuremberg Trials: Allied Opening and Closing Speeches. Nuremberg, August 1946. Three volumes.

Dramatic collection of opening speeches and closing arguments made by the Allied prosecutorial teams during the 1946 Nuremberg Trials, including the Opening Statement of the USSR, the final speech by the British prosecutor against Nazi Organizations, the closing statement by the United States against the German General Staff and High Command, the Final Argument for the United States by Thomas Dodd, and final statements against Nazi organizations by France and the USSR. From the working library of Eric Bourne, head of the Reuters team covering the trials, with his owner signatures and annotations in shorthand, almost certainly used by him and his team to file stories and convey the drama and consequences of the Nuremberg Trials to the world. $6500.

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“A CORNERSTONE OF COLONIAL HISTORY”

SMITH, William. The History of the Province of New York. London, 1757.

First edition of “the first and classic history of New York” (Streeter), complete with copper-engraved folding frontispiece plate of Oswego (Lake Ontario) in 1755-the copy of western explorer Henry Atkinson. Finely bound by Riviere and Son. $6500.

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INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY AS PRESIDENT, FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN WRAPPERS OF STRATÉGIE DE LA PAIX (STRATEGY OF PEACE), 1961

KENNEDIE, John F. Strategie de la Paix. Paris, 1961.

First French edition in wrappers, of this collection of Kennedy’s powerful pre-presidency speeches, inscribed to then Prime Minister of Greece, Constantine Karamanlis, who was visiting the White House the same day the failed Bay of Pigs invasion was launched, "To President Karamanlis with esteem and best wishes, John Kennedy." $6000.

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"FOR FRAZER DREW, HOPING HE HAS A GOOD TRIP HOME, ERNEST HEMINGWAY": RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION EARLY FRENCH EDITION OF A FAREWELL TO ARMS, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]. Paris, 1948.

Early French edition, presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hemingway to Professor Fraser Drew in reference to Drew's 1955 visit with Hemingway and a day spent discussing literature, "For Frazer [sic] Drew, hoping he has a good trip home, Ernest Hemingway." From Hemingway's own library. $6000.

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“STIMULATED AN EXTENSIVE REHABILITATION… OF ENGLISH BALLADRY”

PERCY, Thomas. Bishop Percy"s Folio Manuscript. London, 1867-68. Four volumes.

First edition of this important publication of the original folio manuscript that “stimulated an extensive rehabilitation of the repute of English balladry,” expertly edited by Hale and Furnivall, beautifully bound in full brown morocco-gilt. $6000.

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“ONE SONG, AMERICA, BEFORE I GO”

WHITMAN, Walt. Two Rivulets. Camden, New Jersey, 1876.

First and only edition, one of only 600 copies of the second printing (from a total edition of only about 700), boldly inscribed by America's good gray poet on the original albumen photograph portrait that serves as a frontispiece, "Walt Whitman born May 31, 1819"—an excellent copy in original binding. $6000.

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"DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT / RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT"

THOMAS, Dylan. Collected Poems 1934-1952. London, 1952.

First trade edition, issued simultaneously with a limited edition (65 copies), of Thomas' major collection, issued the year before his early death, including the first publication in a British trade edition of six poems, including "Do not go gentle into that good night," along with his "Prologue," written especially for this collection, inscribed to an in-law of his wife's friend, Mary Keene: "to Gwen Keene with best wishes from Dylan Thomas. Laugharne, March, 1953," in original dust jacket. $6000.

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FIRST EDITIONS OF STEPHEN KING’S FIRST FOUR DARK TOWER BOOKS

KING, Stephen. Dark Tower, Books I, II, III, IV. West Kingston, Rhode Island and Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 1982-97. Four Volumes. First trade editions of the first four books in Stephen King’s continuing Dark Tower series, including the rare first book, issued by small press publisher Donald M. Grant in a first printing of only 10,000 copies. $6000.

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SALINGER’S RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM AND SEYMOUR, RARE UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF

SALINGER, J.D. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction (uncorrected advance proofs). Boston and Toronto, 1963.

Uncorrected advance proof of this beloved Salinger work, with publisher's advance slip tipped onto front wrapper. $5800.

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ORIGINAL EDWARD BOREIN ENGRAVED PLATE

BOREIN, Edward. Hopi Boys. No place (likely Santa Barbara, CA), circa 1935.

Original printing plate etched by renowned western/cowboy artist Edward Borein, mounted in handsome full morocco-gilt clamshell box with a proof impression of the plate mounted opposite. $5800.

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“A CRAFTSMAN OF GENIUS”

STEICHEN, Edward. Early Years 1900-1927. (New York, 1981).

Signed limited first edition, number 182 of 1000 copies, signed by photographer Beaumont Newhall and Steichen’s daughter Mary Steichen Calderone on text pages three and five, respectively. Included are Steichen’s “The Flatiron,” “In Memoriam,” Moonrise” and “Heavy Roses.” $5500.

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FIRST EDITION OF BYERLEY’S NARRATIVE OF THE OVERLAND EXPEDITION OF THE MESSRS. JARDINE, FROM ROCKHAMPTON TO CAPE YORK, NORTHERN QUEENSLAND, 1867, WITH LARGE FOLDING MAP OF THE JARDINE EXPEDITION

(AUSTRALIA) BYERLEY, Frederick J., editor. Narrative of the Overland Expedition of the Messrs. Jardine. Brisbane, 1867.

First edition of one of the most important early Australian exploration narratives—the Jardine expedition’s exploration of Queensland, with albumen photographic frontispiece portrait, plate of Somerset, Cape York, and large folding map of Northern Queensland depicting the route of the Jardine expedition, in original cloth. $5000.

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"THE TURNING-POINT IN VIRGINIA'S CAREER AS A SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST"

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, in original dust jacket. $5000.

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SIGNED BY BOBBY FISCHER, BORIS SPASSKY, WORLD CHAMPION TIGRAN PETROSIAN (TWICE), AND MANY OTHER GRANDMASTERS AND CHAMPIONS: RARE PROGRAMS FROM THE TWO PIATIGORSKY CUPS OF 1963 AND 1966

FISCHER, Bobby. Piatigorsky Cup Program. WITH: Second Piatigorsky Cup Program. Santa Monica, California, 1963, 1966.

Original tournament programs from the first Piatigorsky Cup of 1963 and the Second Piatigorsky Cup of 1966, each signed by many of the competitors at their photographs and biographical entries. The program for the Second Cup is signed by all ten competitors, among them Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, and world champion Tigran Petrosian, among others, and the program for the inaugural cup is signed by six of the nine competitors, including Petrosian, Miguel Najdorf, Pal Benko, Paul Keres, and others. $4800.

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“EDINA! SCOTIA’S DARLING SEAT! ALL HAIL THY PALACES AND TOWERS” (BURNS)

(SCOTLAND) SWARBRECK, Samuel Dukinfield. Sketches in Scotland. London, 1845.

Second edition, with tinted lithograph title page and 24 lovely large tinted lithographs of views, street scenes and antiquities of Scotland, mostly in Edinburgh and the lowlands, after sketches made by Swarbreck during his 1837 tour. $4700.

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"THE OFFICIAL WHISTLE-BLOWER OF THE HORRORS OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY": EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THOMAS CLARKSON'S FIRST WORK, ESSAY ON THE SLAVERY AND COMMERCE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES, 1786

(CLARKSON, Thomas). Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. London, Printed: Philadelphia, 1786.

First American edition of Clarkson's extremely scarce first published work, preceded by the same year’s first English edition, his “famous prize essay”” on the abolition of slavery,” igniting the campaign “for one of the fundamental rights of man” (PMM 232). $4500.

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"VAST AND COMPREHENSIVE… THE PLATES HAVE NEVER BEEN SURPASSED"

(HERTFORD, ENGLAND) CLUTTERBUCK, Robert. History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford. London, 1815, 1821, 1827. Three volumes.

Folio first edition of this survey of the picturesque ruins and antiquities of Hertford County, England, with fine folding map of the county and 53 other full-page maps and plates (three hand-colored). Splendidly bound in full elaborately gilt-decorated red morocco. $4500.

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

KENNEDY, Robert. Enemy Within. New York, 1960.

First edition, early printing of Robert Kennedy's account of his battle to rid the American labor movement of corruption, inscribed by him 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 Ormsby-Gore with warmest regards from his friend Bob Kennedy." $4500.

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"A 'COPERNICAN REVOLUTION' IN MODERN THOUGHT": FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF MARTIN BUBER'S I AND THOU

BUBER, Martin. I and Thou. Edinburgh, 1937.

First edition in English of Buber’s greatest work—"in relation to his life and thought and times I and Thou stands in the same way as the Republic in relation to Plato… it constitutes a revolution"—an especially fine copy in original wrappers. $4500.

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“HIS VOLUMES ARE THE JOURNAL OF ADAM IN PARADISE”

WHITE, Gilbert. Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. London, 1789.

First edition of this "solitary classic of natural history," with folding frontispiece panoramic view of Selborne and six engravings (one folding) by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpinire after drawings by Samuel Grimm. An uncut copy in orginal marbled boards. $4200.

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"THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE KEPT UNDER LOCK AND KEY WHEN NOT IN ACTUAL USE"

(SYRIA) [GLUBB, John Bagot, Lt-Col.]. Handbook of the Nomad, Semi-Nomad, Semi-Sedentary and Sedentary Tribes of Syria. G.S.I.(T). Headquarters, February, 1942.

First edition of this World War II-era handbook to the tribes of Syria, number 330 of only 750 copies produced for the use of British Army officers, with large folding map of the "Arab Tribes in Syria" measuring 24 by 33 inches and two folding tables, in scarce original wrappers. From the library of Lt.-Col. Sir John Glubb, known as "Glubb Pasha," who led Allied Bedouin armies in Syria during World War II, and who contributed the introductory chapter "The Bedouin of Northern Arabia." $4200.

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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY ROBERT GRAVES AND HIS WIFE NANCY NICHOLSON, WHO ILLUSTRATED THE VOLUME: TREASURE BOX, ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES

GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box. London, 1919.

First edition of this collection of ten poems, one of only 200 copies finely printed at the Chiswick Press. Presentation copy inscribed on the inside of the front wrapper by Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson, Graves' wife, who provided the line illustrations: [in Nicholson's hand] "To Mr & Mrs Cockerell from Nancy Nicholson &" [in Graves' hand] "Robert Graves, Dingle Cottage, Boar's Hill, Oxford." $3800.

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“OH HELL! TO CHOOSE LOVE BY ANOTHER’S EYES”

BRITTEN, Benjamin. Midsummer Night"s Dream. London, 1960.

First edition of the piano-vocal score, inscribed by Britten on the title page to Meredith Davies, who conducted the North American premiere of the opera in 1961: “For Meredith with every good wish from Benjamin Britten. Aldeburgh 1960.” $3800.

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"THE CLENCHED FIST OF REPUBLICAN SPAIN": VERY RARE FIRST ISSUE OF HEMINGWAY'S THE SPANISH EARTH, ONE OF FEWER THAN 100 COPIES.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Spanish Earth. Cleveland, 1938.

Limited first edition, number 227 of 1000 copies—one of fewer than 100 first-issue copies released with pictorial endpapers. $3800.

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"WE ARE SAVED OR DAMNED BY OUR THOUGHTS, NOT BY OUR ACTIONS"

GREENE, Graham. The Lost Childhood and Other Essays. London, 1951.

First edition of this important collection of essays, inscribed to his friend, Christopher Sykes (Evelyn Waugh's biographer, friend, and fellow Catholic convert): "To Christopher with affection. Graham." $3750.

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“VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GEOGRAPHY”: BEAUFORT’S MAGNIFICENT LARGE, HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED MAP OF IRELAND, 1829

BEAUFORT, Daniel Augustus. Ireland, Civil and Ecclesiastical [Map]. London, January 1st, 1829.

Large engraved 19th-century map of Ireland, finely hand-colored in outline, with wonderful allegorical title cartouche. $3500.

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“A DISTINCTLY AMERICAN CHARACTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE AMERICAN PRESS”: RARE 1759 FRANKLIN AND HALL IMPRINT

(FRANKLIN, Benjamin, printer) RUTTY, John. Liberty of the Spirit. Dublin, Printed: Philadelphia Reprinted by, 1759.

First American edition of Quaker John Rutty’s work on spiritual and civic values, printed in Philadelphia by the firm of Benjamin Franklin and David Hall in 1759, with rarely found original front paper wrapper. $3500.

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“IT IS ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE TO ENTER A NEW ROOM”

WOOLF, Virginia. Street Haunting. San Francisco, 1930.

Signed limited edition, first separate publication of Woolf’s lyrical essay, number 468 of only 500 copies signed by her, a lovely uncut copy in the much scarcer "green" variant, with sage-green patterned boards, emerald green morocco spine. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CLAVIGERO’S IMPORTANT HISTORY OF MEXICO, FINELY ILLUSTRATED

(MEXICO) CLAVIGERO, D. Francesco Saverio. The History of Mexico. London, 1787. Two volumes.

First edition in English of this “valuable work” on Mexico, with a frontispiece folding map in each volume and 25 fine copper-engraved plates depicting the country's flora and fauna, historical figures, warriors, armor, customs, architecture, symbols, and dress, as well as a genealogical table of Mexican kings, attractively bound. $3200.

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"THE WISDOM OF THE CHINESE LEGISLATURE IS NOWHERE MORE CONSPICUOUS THAN IN ITS TREATMENT OF ROBBERS"

(CHINA) [MASON, Major George Henry] (MILLER, William, publisher). The Punishments of China. London, 1804 [i.e., circa 1819].

Later edition of this survey of the punishments of China, illustrated with 22 folio engravings, each finely hand-colored. A handsome copy in contemporary morocco-gilt. $3200.

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“FAR-SPREADING FIELDS OF PRIMITIVE THOUGHT WHICH HAD BEEN BUT LITTLE EXPLORED”

FRAZER, James George. Golden Bough. London, 1930-36. Thirteen volumes.

Third and best edition, later issue, of Frazer’s landmark anthropological study of magic and religion, greatly enlarged and expanded to 13 volumes. $3200.

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MAGNIFICENT HAND-COLORED AQUATINT OF THE TOWN OF ABHA IN ABYSSINIA

SALT, Henry. The Town of Abha in Abyssinia. FROM: Twenty-Four Views Taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India. London, 1809.

Splendid, large, hand-colored aquatint of the town of Abha and the picturesque surrounding countryside in Abyssinia, Plate XVIII from Salt’s folio views of India, Egypt, Ceylon, Abyssinia, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. Engraved by Daniel Havell. $3200.

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MAGNIFICENT HAND-COLORED AQUATINT OF SANDY BAY VALLEY IN ST. HELENA

SALT, Henry. Sandy Bay Valley in the Island of St. Helena. FROM: Twenty-Four Views Taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India. London, 1809.

Splendid, large, hand-colored aquatint of the picturesque Sandy Bay Valley in the island of St. Helena off the southwest coast of Africa, Plate I from Salt’s folio views of India, Egypt, Ceylon, Abyssinia, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. Engraved by Daniel Havell. $3200.

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"MACDONALD MASTERED THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE FORM": THE BARBAROUS COAST, SIGNED BY ROSS MACDONALD

(MILLAR, Kenneth) MACDONALD, Ross. Barbarous Coast. New York, 1956.

First edition of the first Lew Archer novel published under Kenneth Millar's best-known pseudonym of Ross Macdonald, signed by him as Ross Macdonald. $3200.

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

(DORÉ, Gustave). The Holy Bible. London and New York, circa 1889-1892. Forty-four parts.

Later edition of Gustave Doré's great folio Bible, complete in 44 original parts, splendidly illustrated by him with 192 full-page wood-engravings. $3200.

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, INSCRIBED BY BRADBURY

BRADBURY, Ray. Something Wicked This Way Comes. New York, 1962.

First edition of Bradbury's compelling coming-of-age fantasy, boldly inscribed by him with his sketch of the title, "For R— C— 'Something Wicked' for someone, I hope, good! With best wishes from Ray Bradbury Aug. 9, 1963," $3200.

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"SOFT COLORING, HUMOR AND FANTASTIC BEAUTY"

(RACKHAM, Arthur) SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. London and New York, 1909.

Signed limited edition, number 170 of 750 copies signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham, of Swift’s sharp, satirical masterpiece, with 13 full-page color illustrations, two full-page black-and-white illustrations, and seven in-text black-and-white vignettes. $3200.

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BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED HONDIUS MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA

(SOUTH AMERICA) HONDIUS, Henricus. Americae Pars Meridionalis. Amsterdam, 1638. Lovely 1638 impression of one of the earliest, largest, and most attractive maps to focus on South America, beautifully engraved and hand-colored with numerous embellishments of native people and animals, ships and sea monsters. $3000.

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"REALLY THE BEGINNING OF MODERN WRITING"

STEIN, Gertrude. The Making of Americans. Paris, 1925.

Scarce first edition of Stein's modernist tour de force, one of only 500 copies printed by Maurice Darantière for Robert McAlmon's Three Mountains Press in Paris, a handsomely bound copy with the original paper wrappers bound in. The copy of critic William Troy, staunch defender of Stein's experimental prose, with his penciled ownership signature dated "N.H. 1926." $3000.

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