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STRIKING ORIGINAL PAINTING, “WAR ORPHANS” BY ARTHUR SZYK

SZYK, Arthur. War Orphans. London, 1940.

Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort. $25,000.00$17,500.00

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CONTRACT FOR THE MOTION PICTURE RIGHTS TO THE SOUND AND THE FURY, TWICE SIGNED AND TWICE INITIALED BY WILLIAM FAULKNER

FAULKNER, William. Contract signed. Beverly Hills, California, September 1, 1956.

Typed contract twice signed by Faulkner for the sale of the rights to film his masterpiece The Sound and the Fury to Twentieth Century-Fox for $35,000. Twice initialed by Faulkner near corrections. $21,000.00$14,700.00

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WITH 30 FOLIO LTIHOGRAPHIC PLATES OF EGYPTIAN COSTUMES: EMILE PRISSE D’AVENNES’ ORIENTAL ALBUM, 1848,

PRISSE D’AVENNES, Emile. Oriental Album. London, 1848.

First trade edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Egyptian “modes of life,” with lithographic frontispiece portrait of botanist George Lloyd, to whom the work is dedicated, additional chromolithographic title page, and 30 large tinted lithographs finished by hand of contemporary Egyptian dress. $18,500.00$12,950.00

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SIGNED BY SCOTT: FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRST ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, WRITTEN UPON HIS RETURN IN 1904

SCOTT, Robert F. Autograph Telegram Signed. Auckland Island, circa March 20, 1904.

Fine four-page autograph account intended for telegram of Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic written upon his return in 1904. $16,500.00$11,550.00

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LARGE, EARLY GOLD RUSH MAP, SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE
“GOLD REGIONS” OF CALIFORNIA

ENSIGN & THAYER. Pictorial Map of the United States. New York, 1850.

Original large rolling wall map of the United States, altered from Ensigns & Thayer’s 1847 imprint to feature the Gold Regions of California. $9,800.00$6,860.00

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RUSKIN’S WORKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER
TO ARTIST/ENGRAVER GEORGE ALLEN

RUSKIN, John. Works. London, 1849; 1851-1853; 1851-1860. In all, nine volumes.

Lovely collection of three of Ruskin’s major works (The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice in first edition), illustrated with over 150 full-page engravings and beautifully bound in rich contemporary morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Accompanied by an original autograph letter from Ruskin to artist, engraver and friend George Allen, regarding the engraving of one of Ruskin’s drawings and the distribution of several publications, initialed “J.R.” $9,800.00$6,860.00

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF AUSTRALIAN ORNITHOLOGY”

LATHAM, John. General History of Birds. Winchester, 1821-28. Eleven volumes.

First edition of this comprehensive and systematic study “of every new discovery in ornithology,” illustrated with 193 hand-colored copperplate engravings by Latham himself, handsomely bound by Mackenzie. $9,800.00$6,860.00

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“THE ONLY SPANISH TRANSLATION OF THE HAGGADAH TO BE PRINTED IN LONDON”

(HAGGADAH). Orden de la Agada de Pesah, en Hebraico y Espanol. London, A.M. 5573 [i.e., 1813].

First and only edition of the only Spanish translation of the Haggadah to be printed in London, illustrated with eight engraved plates and four engraved folding maps. $9,500.00$6,650.00

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SIGNED BY 11 MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN IN 1775

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION). Minutemen document signed. Newbury [Massachusetts], April 11, 1775.

Very scarce and desirable receipt signed by 11 minutemen in Newbury, Massachusetts, on April 11, 1775, an intriguing artifact of the Revolutionary War era. $9,200.00$6,440.00

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WITH 96 LOVELY HAND-COLORED PLATES OF FRUIT

BIVORT, Alexandre Joseph Désiré. Album de Pomologie. Brussels, 1850-52. Two volumes (of four).

First edition of Volumes III and IV (of four), with 96 splendid, vividly hand-colored lithographs of fruit. Presentation copy from renowned American horticulturist Marshall P. Wilder, with inscription in his hand in both volumes. Only three of the eight recorded copies of Bivort are complete. $8,800.00$6,160.00

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OSCAR WILDE FIRST EDITION

WILDE, Oscar. Anniversaire de l"Infante. Paris, 1928.

Rare limited deluxe first edition, number II of only 10 copies on Japon Impérial out of 110 printed, with nine full-page illustrations by Alastair and published by Harry and Caresse Crosby’s Black Sun Press. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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DOUVILLE’S CONGO, 1832, WITH THE SCARCE ATLAS CONTAINING 20 PLATES AND LARGE MAP OF THE REGION

(AFRICA) DOUVILLE, Jean-Baptiste. Voyage au Congo. Paris, 1832. Three volumes and Atlas.

First edition of this early description of the Congo and the far interior of Angola, with the rare Atlas containing an engraved title page, list of plates, 20 full-page lithographs of inhabitants and their way of life, and a large engraved folding map of the African interior by Brué. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF JOHN OVERTON'S WONDERFULLY DETAILED, EARLY, AND LARGE 17TH-CENTURY FOLDING MAP OF AMERICA, DEPICTING CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, AS WELL AS HIS SPLENDID MAPS OF AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE

ROBERTS, Lewes. The Merchants Map of Commerce. London, 1671.

Second, expanded edition of Roberts’ major work, “one of the earliest systematic treatises on its subject in English” (DNB)—this is the first edition to include John Overton's four splendidly detailed and large engraved folding maps of America, Africa, Asia and Europe, and in this edition "the description of 'America and the Provinces thereof,' pp. 47-64, contains much fuller accounts of New England, New Netherland, and other places, than that in the first edition" (Sabin). Handsomely bound in period-style paneled calf. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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“IN THE PRIMITIVE AGES OF THE WORLD… THERE WAS NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS BARTER

(ANDERSON, Adam). Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce. London, 1764. Two volumes.

First edition of this important authoritative history of commerce, with a global authority that includes a focus on Britain’s acquisition of “new American markets,” as well as the greater consequences of “the very extraordinary actions of the year 1720” when the South Sea Bubble burst (Sabin), complete with three large folding maps, handsome in contemporary calf. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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DRAMATIC COLLAGE OF 1960S LUNAR PHOTOGRAPHY

(NASA). Collage of lunar photographs. No place, circa 1966. Large and compelling collage of 25 vintage lunar photographs, offering detailed views of the Moon’s cratered surface, handsomely framed. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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"THE WORLD'S FIRST CELEBRITY MIXOLOGIST" AND FATHER OF THE COCKTAIL"

ASHLEY, James. London Punch-House trade card. London, circa 1750.

Rare original 18th-century trade card of James Ashley, credited with creating the drink that would become the modern cocktail at the Punch-House in London in the 18th-century, fully engraved with a portrait of Ashley flanked by the Punch-House's iconic iron punch bowls. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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"JUSTLY ESTEEMED ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE AMONGST THE ANCIENTS"

(CELSUS). A. Cornelius Celsus Of Medicine. London, 1756. Scarce first edition in English, Greive's "fine and scholarly" translation (DNB) of "the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome." $8,000.00$5,600.00

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BOLDLY WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, August 24, 1886.

Original Walt Whitman autograph postcard signed, thanking the editor of The Critic for payment on his submission of "A Thought on Shakspeare." $7,800.00$5,460.00

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PIONEERING WORK IN ARBORICULTURE

ELWES, Henry John and HENRY, Augustine. Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. Edinburgh, 1906-13. Eight volumes (including Index). First edition of this comprehensive record of “every species of tree grown outdoors in the British Isles… which have attained a size which justifies their being looked on as timber trees,” with full-page photographs and detailed lithographs of each species— 412 plates altogether. Handsomely bound for Quaritch. $7,800.00$5,460.00

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“THE SPECTACLE OF BEASTS TALKING AND BEHAVING LIKE HUMAN BEINGS HAS ALWAYS FASCINATED CHILDREN”

[SHIRLEY, John]. Most Delectable History of Reynard the Fox. London, 1694, 1681, 1684. Three volumes in one.

Mixed first and sixth editions of these three 17th-century continuations of this immensely popular European beast fable, issued together under a general title page, handsomely printed in Gothic type and generously illustrated with 76 delightful woodcuts. $7,500.00$5,250.00

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THE ONLY HEBREW PRAYER BOOK TRANSLATED INTO GREEK, 1885

(JUDAICA-LITURGY). Seder Tefilot—Kathimerinai Proseukhsi. Corfu, 1885.

First and only edition of the only Hebrew prayer book translated into Greek, one of only 14 Hebrew items printed on the Greek island of Corfu. $7,200.00$5,040.00

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SIGNED BY GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN

SHERMAN, William Tecumseh. Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. Cincinatti, 1874. First edition of this record of the 1873 annual reunion of the Civil War Union Army of the Tennessee, with a mounted frontispiece photograph of Sherman boldly signed by him, “W.T. Sherman, General.” $6,800.00$4,760.00

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SIGNED BY BILL LEAR, BUZZ ALDRIN, GERALD FORD, AND THE AUTHOR

LEAR, Bill and Moya. Unforgettable Flight. Reno, 1996.

Signed limited first edition, one of only 20 copies for presentation, signed by Moya Olsen Lear, Buzz Aldrin, Gerald Ford, and Learjet test pilots Hank Beaird and Clay Lacy, with the clipped signature of William Lear laid in. This copy specially bound by the publisher in full calf and housed in publisher’s full calf slipcase. $6,500.00$4,550.00

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“I WILL NOT DENY, BUT THAT WE HAVE GOOD HUSBANDS, WHO DUNG AND MARLE THEIR MEADOWES, AND PASTURE-LAND, AND THROW DOWN ALL MOLE AND ANT-HILS”

MARKHAM, Gervase. English Husbandman. London, 1652. Five volumes bound as one.

First and early editions of five late 16th-mid 17th century tracts on animal husbandry, farming, and horse-riding, with woodcut illustrations and initials. $6,500.00$4,550.00

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INSCRIBED WITH A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. In the Night Kitchen. New York, 1970.

Scarce first edition, advance review copy, of this wonderfully illustrated classic, inscribed for Burt Britton, the avid book collector and co-founder of Books & Co: "For Burt—Mazel-Tov! Maurice Sendak. Dec. '70," with a small self-portrait by Sendak (presumably casting himself as Mickey). With publisher's advance review slip laid in. $6,500.00$4,550.00

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IMPOSITION OF MARTIAL LAW IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, DURING THE CIVIL WAR

VIELE, Egbert Ludovicus. Office of Military Governor. Norfolk, Va. June 28, 1862.

Original broadside printed during the Union occupation of Norfolk in the summer of 1862, proclaiming martial law and forbidding assembly in public "for purposes of political discussions, being provocative of civil disturbance" and the "exhibition of badges and flags indicative of disloyal sentiments." $6,500.00$4,550.00

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IRVING FISHER’S “STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL PH.D. THESIS,” INSCRIBED BY FISHER TO ECONOMIST OTTO GRESSENS

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

Photo-engraved later printing of Irving Fisher’s groundbreaking doctoral dissertation at Yale, presentation/association copy, with numerous diagrams for the design of a hydraulic mechanism demonstrating equilibrium prices in a multi-market economy, inscribed to a famous economist: “To Mr. O. Gressens with the compliments of Irving Fisher. February, 1927.” $6,000.00$4,200.00

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"ONE OF THE FIRST EXAMPLES OF A CLASSICAL ARABIC POEM QUOTED AND TRANSLATED"

METOSCITA, Petrus. Institutiones linguae Arabicae. Rome, 1624.

First edition of Metoscita's (al-Matushi's) elementary grammar in Latin and Arabic to assist in the teaching of Arabic. A fine, uncut and unopened copy in the original stiff paper boards. $6,000.00$4,200.00

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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 fold “Maps of Cairo Showing Mohammedan Monuments” housed in a rear pocket in Volume I. “The finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt.” $5,800.00$4,060.00

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“A WORK OF STANDARD IMPORTANCE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE”

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

First edition of Samuel Pepys’ influential and entertaining diary, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Pepys and 13 other engraved plates, handsomely bound, from the libraries of the London Institution and “Pepys & Company” playwright Jerry D. Melton. $5,500.00$3,850.00

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“THE CRY OF REVOLT… THE ASPIRATION TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY…”

ARNOLD, Matthew. The Works. London, 1903-4. Fifteen volumes. Edition de Luxe, one of only 775 sets produced, of Arnold’s elegant and influential poetry and prose, beautifully bound. $5,500.00$3,850.00

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INSCRIBED BY LAURA INGALLS WILDER

WILDER, Laura Ingalls. Farmer Boy. New York and London, 1943.

Later printing of Wilder’s second book, inscribed on the verso of the half title, “Yours sincerely, Laura Ingalls Wilder.” $5,500.00$3,850.00

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“THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PHANTASIES AND DON’T WANT TO BE CURED”

JUNG, Carl. Typed letter signed. Zurich, May 11, 1955.

Intriguing typed letter signed by Jung to an American correspondent answering a request to sign books, and also discussing Napoleon, theosophists, and the “many people suffering from phantasies” who “don’t want to be cured.” $5,500.00$3,850.00

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THE SINKING OF JAPAN'S "GOLDEN SUBMARINE"

(WORLD WAR II). Archive related to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52. No place, 1944.

Historically important archive of documents concerning the June 24, 1944 sinking by a U.S. bomber of the Japanese Submarine I-52, which had left Japan for Nazi-occupied France on March 10, 1944, with a cargo which included over two tons of gold bullion and three tons of opium. Includes signed statements of military and civilian personnel involved in the attack, including the statement of Lt. William Gordon, one of the two pilots credited with the sinking of Japan's "Golden Submarine." $5,500.00$3,850.00

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EXTRAORDINARY 1911 DIRECTORY (“BLUE BOOK”) OF NEW ORLEANS PROSTITUTES

(NEW ORLEANS). Blue Book. New Orleans, circa 1911.

Early directory of the “fast women” of New Orleans, apparently published by principal advertiser restaurateur Tom Anderson, and compiled by Billy Struve, manager of Anderson’s Annex Café. Contains the warning, “This book must not be mailed,” and the advisory, “Read all the ads.” $5,500.00$3,850.00

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FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA'S 11TH PRESIDENT, JAMES K. POLK, SIGNED BY HIM

(POLK, James K.) U.S. CONGRESS. Executive Documents 23rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1834-35. Washington, 1834-35.

Government printing of the Executive Documents related to legislation before the Second Session of Congress from December 1, 1834, to March 3, 1835—from the library of President James K. Polk, consistently ranked "in or near the top ten presidents" by historians, signed by him on the first leaf. $5,500.00$3,850.00

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“THE TROUBLE WAS NOT IN BEING A BANK CLERK, BUT IN BEING A CLERK IN A BANK THAT WANTED HIM TO BE NOTHING BUT A BANK CLERK”

LEFÈVRE, Edwin. H.R. New York and London, 1915.

First edition of Lefèvre’s novel about a young man’s rise from obscurity as a bank clerk to New York business mogul headed for the White House, inscribed: “To Arthur E. Meaker, with the affectionate regard of his grateful Edwin Lefèvre. Bronxville, N.Y. Oct. 1916.” $5,200.00$3,640.00

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WITH 52 LARGE FOLIO COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS OF ANCIENT GREEK VASES

MILLINGEN, James. Peintures Antiques de Vases Grecs. Rome, 1817.

First edition, with 52 copperplate engravings (one double-page) of ancient Greek vases and their designs from the collection of John Coghill. Association copy, with a Coghill family bookplate. $5,200.00$3,640.00

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1772 AMSTERDAM HAGGADAH

(HAGGADAH). Kohelet Shlomoh. Amsterdam, 1772.

1772 Amsterdam edition of Kohelet Shlomoh, Rabbi London’s collection of prayers and blessings in Hebrew and Yiddish that includes a Haggadah, beautifully bound in period-style morocco-gilt. $5,200.00$3,640.00

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TWO LARGE SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1921 12TH ZIONIST CONGRESS IN CARLSBAD

Twelfth Zionist Congress. Zionist Congress Photographs. Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary), 1921.

Two photographs of the 12th Zionist Congress in Carlsbad by photographer Carl Wagner—one of the entire 12th Congress and another of the "HaMizrahi" delegates—sent as a souvenir to one of the congress' delegates, Joseph Seltzer. $5,000.00$3,500.00

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RARE ORIGINAL PROGRAM FROM THE 1940 SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE SUPREME COURT, PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED BY ALL NINE JUSTICES AND ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED THAT SAME WEEK BY JUSTICE OWEN ROBERTS TO HIS GRANDSON

SUPREME COURT. Program signed. Washington, 1940.

Original program for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Supreme Court of the United States, February 1, 1940, presentation copy, signed by all nine justices of the Court, additionally inscribed on the front wrapper by Justice Owen J. Roberts: "To Owen Roberts Hamilton from his affectionate grandad. 2/7/40." $5,000.00$3,500.00

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"PLEASE, FOR GAWD'S SAKE, BRING IN SOME ROYALTIES!"

O'NEILL, Eugene. Autograph letter signed. Bermuda, April 30, 1926.

Lengthy autograph letter signed by Eugene O'Neill to his agent Richard Madden, discussing a London edition of his works and productions of his plays Marco Millions, Beyond the Horizon and Desire Under the Elms. $5,000.00$3,500.00

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PEARY ON COOK: “LARGE AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN PAID THE GREATEST IMPOSTOR OF THE PRESENT GENERATION FOR A FICTITIOUS STORY”—EXTRAORDINARY TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT E. PEARY

PEARY, Robert E. Typed Letter Signed. Washington, DC, 17 December 1909.

Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed from Peary to Stanley Gray, written shortly after Peary’s bitter controversy with Frederick Cook had erupted over which of the two explorers was the first to reach the North Pole. $4,800.00$3,360.00

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FIRST EDITIONS OF BURTON’S TRANSLATION OF PORTUGUESE POET CAMOENS, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BURTON IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC

CAMOENS, Luis Vaz de. Lusiads, Lyricks. London, 1880, 1881, 1884. Six volumes in all. First edition set of Richard Burton’s translations of Camoens, with commentary volumes, inscribed by Burton in Volume I of the Lusiads, “With the Author’s very best wishes, [in Arabic] Peace, Abdullah.” Sets containing all six volumes are very scarce, and presentation inscriptions by Burton are extraordinarily scarce. $4,800.00$3,360.00

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1781 EDITION OF BUFFON’S NATURAL HISTORY IN THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION, IN HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF

BUFFON, Count de. Natural History. London and Edinburgh, 1781. Eight volumes. Early edition of the first English translation of Buffon’s magnum opus, published in the same year as the first edition, translated and annotated by Scottish naturalist William Smellie, illustrated with 301 copperplate engravings, including two folding maps, one folding diagram, and frontispiece portrait of Buffon. In handsome contemporary tree calf bindings. $4,800.00$3,360.00

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“THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS ON WHICH THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC WAS FOUNDED”

PAINE, Thomas. Droits de l'Homme. Paris, Mai 1791.

Rare first French edition, second state, of the first part of Paine’s Rights of Man (published the same month as the first and only two months after the first English), “the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy” (PMM), with a special preface by Paine for this French translation, in scarce contemporary wrappers. $4,800.00$3,360.00

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1773 KING JAMES BIBLE IN LOVELY CONTEMPORARY BINDING

BIBLE. The Holy Bible. London, 1773.

1773 edition of the magisterial King James Bible, “the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1), handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $4,800.00$3,360.00

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“…IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE TO SHOW THE WHOLE EXTENT OF ITS BEAUTY AND POWER”

BIBLE. Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. Oxford, 1682, 1681.

17th century Oxford editions of the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, in distinguished contemporary paneled morocco. $4,500.00$3,150.00

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“A BRILLIANCE OF INTELLECTUAL GIFTS AND GRACES”

CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters. WITH: Miscellaneous Works. London, 1774, 1777. Together, four volumes, uniformly bound.

First edition of Chesterfield’s celebrated letters to his son: “I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.” Together with Chesterfield’s memoirs, essays, and additional letters, with seven (of eight) engraved portraits of Chesterfield and his contemporaries. Four quarto volumes in lovely contemporary gilt-decorated tree calf. $4,500.00$3,150.00

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SIGNED BY MASSENET

SCHNEIDER, Louis. Massenet. Paris, 1908. Limited first edition, number 48 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum, boldly signed by Massenet on the half title, beautifully bound by Maurin. $4,500.00$3,150.00

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

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

1792 British printing of Plan of the New Constitution for the United States, affirming the “rise of a new Empire in the World,” handsomely housed in a custom half morocco folding case. $4,200.00$2,940.00

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“WE HAVE SEEN THE DAWN OF LIBERTY ON THE WILDERNESS”

CHALMERS, George. Political Annals. London, 1780.

First edition of the prominent lawyer's landmark work on British constitutional history and its impact on early colonial history, published during the Revolution and preceding "the first published 'American' effort at a full history of the Revolution" (Boorstin), with authoritative details early valued even in America despite insisting "American colonies had always had a subversive desire for independence and that parliament had the right to tax the colonies without their consent” (ODNB). $4,200.00$2,940.00

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HENRY VAN DYKE’S WORKS, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

VAN DYKE, Henry. Works. New York, 1920-27. Eighteen volumes. “Autograph” edition, number 324 of 504 sets, signed by Van Dyke on the frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.’s copy, with his bookplates. $4,000.00$2,800.00

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MILLAIS RHODODENDRONS, BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES

MILLAIS, John Guille. Rhododendrons. London, 1917, 1924. Two volumes.

Limited first editions, number 214 and 114, respectively, of only 550 copies each, together copiously illustrated with 114 plates, 34 in color. Signed by Millais on both title pages and dated 1928, with the prospectus for the second series laid in. $3,800.00$2,660.00

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INSCRIBED BY EDWARD STEICHEN

STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. Family of Man. New York, 1955.

Early edition catalogue of this landmark show, inscribed on the title page, “To Frank Abrams, from my good neighbor [pollster] Elmo Roper and many best wishes, Edward Steichen,” featuring 503 rich photogravures. $3,800.00$2,660.00

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

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

Scarce London edition, likely the first edition in English of the life of "a savage girl," Marie-Angélique Memmie Leblanc, reportedly published barely a decade after the French first edition, a fascinating contemporary account of her mysterious appearance in the forests of France in 1731, a work that "marks out a new direction in the history of the feral child. In part, this is due to the particular nature of her case… a mirror-image of Robinson Crusoe a savage shipwrecked in the midst of civilization." $3,800.00$2,660.00

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“HIS ENGRAVING ESTABLISHED NEW STANDARDS AND A NEW STYLE”

CARY, John. Cary's New and Correct English Atlas. London, 1793.

Second edition of Cary's "immensely popular" atlas of England and Wales, "the standard county atlas of the period," containing 46 lovely hand-colored maps, a very handsome copy in contemporary tree calf. $3,800.00$2,660.00

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"LIFE IS A BURDEN IN ANY OTHER STATE THAN THAT OF FREEDOM": RARE 1775 REVOLUTIONARY-ERA ISSUE OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, PRINTING AN INSTALLMENT OF THE PRO-AMERICAN ESSAY SERIES "THE CRISIS"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION). "The Crisis." IN: The New-England Chronicle: or, Essex Gazette [Newspaper printing]. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vol. VIII. Numb. 375. Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 1775.

A 1775 rarity, originally printed the same day as the Battle of Bunker Hill: an American printing of the 12th installment of "The Crisis": part of a series of political essays published in London defending American liberty and criticizing royal authority. $3,750.00$2,625.00

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"WHERE THERE ARE MANY POOR, THE RICH CANNOT LONG OR SAFELY CONTINUE"

NICHOLLS, George. History of the English Poor Law. WITH: A History of the Scotch Poor Law. WITH: A History of the Irish Poor Law. London, 1854, 1856. Four volumes.

First editions of these histories of the English, Scottish, and Irish poor laws, written by a leading 19th-century Malthusian poor law reformer and discussing the history of welfare laws and other relief initiatives, in original cloth. $3,600.00$2,520.00

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“HIS SOLE AIM WAS SPIRITUAL PERFECTION”

(JUDAICA—KABBALAH) AZIKRI, Eleazar ben Moses. Sefer Chareidim. Venice, 1601.

First edition of this spiritual and ascetic kabbalistic manual by the renowned kabbalist Rabbi Azikri, printed in Venice and handsomely bound. $3,500.00$2,450.00

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THE STREETER COPY

CLEVELAND, Richard J. Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises. Cambridge [Massachusetts], 1842. Two volumes.

First edition of this fascinating account of the daring voyages and trading ventures of Captain Cleveland, including descriptions of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), California, and the Northwest coast of the United States. This copy from the renowned Americana collection of Thomas W. Streeter, with his booklabels. $3,500.00$2,450.00

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WARMLY INSCRIBED BY WELLS TO CLOSE FRIEND AND SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT SIR RICHARD GREGORY

WELLS, H.G. Mankind in the Making. London, 1903. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of these futurological essays on pressing social and economic issues, presentation-association copy warmly inscribed by Wells in the year of publication to his lifelong friend and scientific consultant, “To R.A. Gregory with affection from H.G. Wells. Oct. 1903.” $3,500.00$2,450.00

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH… IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE TO SHOW THE WHOLE EXTENT OF ITS BEAUTY AND POWER” (MACAULAY)

BIBLE. The Holy Bible. Oxford, 1823.

1823 Oxford edition of the King James Bible, handsome in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt. $3,200.00$2,240.00

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“IN THE FIELD OF PURE THEORY, PROBABLY THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOK OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

HICKS, John R. Value and Capital. Oxford, 1939.

First edition of this landmark of modern economics. $3,200.00$2,240.00

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“THE INTELLECTUAL MASTER OF POLITICAL ARITHMETIC AND THE ÉMINENCE GRISE OF INSURANCE”: SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF MORGAN’S APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1797

MORGAN, William. Appeal to the People of Great Britain… Public Finances. London, 1797.

First edition of William Morgan’s fearless attack on the political and economic cost of British policies in “that detestable war” against America, a major work by the first modern actuary, one of “the pioneers of scientific life assurance in England (ODNB) and nephew of British radical Richard Price, “the most influential advocate of American independence” (Howes). Jefferson, who became Vice President the year this work was published, had a first edition in his library. $3,200.00$2,240.00

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FINE VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND AND EGYPT

WILSON, Colonel Charles. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. New York, 1880-83. Forty volumes.

First edition, in scarce original parts, of this handsome survey of the Holy Land and Egypt, with numerous fine full-page steel-engravings and over 600 in-text wood-engraved views by artists Harry Fenn, J. D. Woodward and Carl Werner. $3,200.00$2,240.00

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FIRST EDITION OF AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF AMERICA, 1839, THE COPY OF SENECA NATION LEADER MARIS BRYANT PIERCE, ACCOMPANIED BY AN 1864 CIVIL WAR TRAVEL PASS FROM THE WASHINGTON D.C. MILITARY DISTRICT TO ALEXANDRIA BEARING AN OATH OF ALLEGIANCE SIGNED BY PIERCE

(BRYANT-PIERCE, Maris) DELAFIELD Jr., John. An Inquiry into the Origin of the Antiquities of America. New York, 1839.

First edition of this 19th-century quasi-anthropological study of the origin of the American peoples, with 10 lithographic plates (five hand-colored) and 19-foot folding facsimile of the Codex Boturini, the copy of Native American activist and Seneca Nation leader Maris Bryant Pierce. Accompanied by an 1864 Civil War round-trip travel pass from the Washington D.C. military district to Alexandria bearing an oath of allegiance signed by Pierce. $3,100.00$2,170.00

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INSCRIBED BY W. EUGENE SMITH

SMITH, W. Eugene. Japan—a chapter of image. Tokyo, 1963.

First edition of this photographic essay on Japan’s industrialization, inscribed by W. Eugene Smith on the title page: “To Jim, Well, here this one is—all crept over with errors and faults, and a few passable things, I’m learning.—Gene.” $3,000.00$2,100.00

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“GOOD FUN OF A SIMPLE KIND”

[DORSET, Catherine Ann]. The Peacock “At Home” London, 1807.

First edition of this popular children’s poem, a sequel to The Butterfly’s Ball, which ushered in a new era in children’s books, “an era in which the moral tale was no longer dominant and levity—fun for fun’s sake—came into its own” (Morgan Library 159). Illustrated with six full-page copperplate engravings. $3,000.00$2,100.00

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“FIRST TRACED THE CONGO TO THE SEA”

STANLEY, Henry M. American Testimonial Banquet. London, May 30, 1890.

First edition of this scarce volume issued to those invited to the exclusive 1890 American Testimonial Banquet honoring explorer Henry Stanley, with five vintage prints of Stanley and his chief officers, each mounted on blue paper and tipped to heavy gilt-edged card stock. $3,000.00$2,100.00

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“A SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM”

HARRINGTON, James. Oceana. London, 1700.

First collected edition of Harrington’s works, featuring the important Oceana, an impressive folio volume containing his design of a model plan of government to be adopted in place of the monarchy, a work which greatly influenced the development of the American Constitution. $3,000.00$2,100.00

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“FAULKNER’S FARWELL TO POETRY”

FAULKNER, William. A Green Bough. New York, 1933. Signed limited first edition of Faulkner’s second and last book of poetry, number 248 of 360 copies signed by him, of which only 350 copies were for sale, with two mounted cover illustrations and mounted frontispiece by Lynd Ward. $3,000.00$2,100.00

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Autograph letter signed with portrait. No city, no date.

Brief autograph letter signed by Stevenson to an editor, framed with an engraved portrait of the author. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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“D—N THE UNITED STATES! I WISH I MAY NEVER HEAR OF THE UNITED STATES AGAIN!”

[HALE, Edward Everett]. Man Without a Country. Boston, 1865.

First separate edition, first issue, of Hale’s powerful tale of patriotism—“one of the best short stories written by an American”—authored at the height of the Civil War and set during the arrest and trial of Aaron Burr’s trial for treason in the early 1800s, handsomely bound in full morocco at the Knickerbocker Press for G.P. Putnam's Sons, with scarce original wrappers bound in. Accompanied by two autograph letters signed by Hale. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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DULANY’S 1766 CONSIDERATIONS OPPOSING THE STAMP ACT: A “FORCEFUL ARGUMENT AGAINST TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (DULANY, Daniel). Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes. North-America Printed: London, 1766.

Extremely rare first English edition, from the same sheets as the first printing, of Dulany’s immensely powerful argument against taxation without representation—the “most significant and most influential” pamphlet opposing the 1765 Stamp Act—with Benjamin Franklin, then in London, ordering “this to be printed in 500 copies,” very scarce in contemporary three-quarter brown calf. $2,800.00$1,960.00

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PENNANT’S WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATED
HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS, 1793

PENNANT, Thomas. History of Quadrupeds. London, 1793. Two volumes in one.

Third edition, large-paper copy, of this universal zoology of quadrupeds, illustrated with engraved title pages for each volume and 112 wonderful full-page copperplate engravings, in original boards. $2,600.00$1,820.00

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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY GROVER CLEVELAND SHORTLY AFTER WINNING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR THE FIRST TIME

(CLEVELAND, Grover) COOPER, Thomas V. American Politics. Chicago, 1884.

Later edition of this textbook on American politics, presentation copy inscribed by Grover Cleveland shortly after being elected 22nd President of the United States: "Hon John E. Duralin from Grover Cleveland Dec. 11, 1884. In grateful appreciation of his friendship." $2,600.00$1,820.00

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AN INFLUENCE ON RICARDO

(BANK OF ENGLAND) (PARLIAMENT). Report of the Lords" Committee of Secrecy. London, 1797.

Scarce first edition of the results of the Secret Committee’s investigation of the Bank of England’s bullion crisis, with folding tables of accounts, in contemporary binding. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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FINE SET OF THE WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY

DE QUINCEY, Thomas. Works. Edinburgh, 1862-63, 1871. Sixteen volumes. Third collected edition, with frontispiece portraits and numerous illustrations, handsomely bound. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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PUMPKIN MOONSHINE, TASHA TUDOR’S FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK, SIGNED BY HER

TUDOR, Tasha. Pumpkin Moonshine. London, New York and Toronto, 1938.

First edition of the first title in Tudor’s cherished “Calico” series, signed and dated (1987) by her on the front free endpaper. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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FIRST EDITION OF THE CLASSIC WORK ON CREES AND CHIPPEWAYS

HIND, Henry Youle. Narrative of the Canadian Red River. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of this early account of the Crees and Chippeways, illustrated with 20 full-page color-printed wood-engravings (some in four colors), depicting scenes of Indian life and views, seven hand-colored maps and charts (including two large folding maps), and numerous in-text black-and-white wood-engravings. Handsomely bound by Stikeman. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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EXTENSIVE PHOTO ARCHIVE OF IRANIAN LIFE, 1947-1950

COLDRICK, William Percival. Photo archive of Iranian life. Abadan, 1947-50.

Large archive of over 400 vintage photographs of life in Abadan, taken by W.P. Coldrick, British chemist and lecturer with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, together with a collection of internal publications and company pamphlets. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RECORDS OF TRIPOLITAN LIFE”

(AFRICA) TULLY, Richard. Narrative of a Ten Years" Residence at Tripoli in Africa. London, 1816.

First edition of this revealing “insider” account of the Court of the Bashaw of Tripoli, with engraved folding map of the “Regencies of Tripoli and Tunis,” and five vibrant hand-colored aquatints of Moorish costume and customs. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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SUPERBLY BOUND “AUTOGRAPH EDITION” OF THE WORKS OF MARY AUGUSTA WARD

WARD, Mary Augusta Arnold. Writings of Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Boston and New York, 1909. Sixteen volumes. Superb limited “Autograph Edition,” number 217 of only 750 copies, of the works of turn-of-the-century novelist Mary A. Ward, signed by her in Volume I, profusely illustrated with frontispiece photogravures (in two states— one hand-colored) and numerous full-page plates of principal people and places. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“A BREATHTAKING RECITAL OF CONTINUOUS ADVENTURE”

BACK, George. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition. London, 1836.

First edition, octavo issue of this extraordinary account of Back’s journey down the uncharted Great Fish River, with 16 full-page engravings and lithographs produced by Finden and Haghe after drawings by Back himself, and a large folding map, also by Back. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“SUPERSEDED THE PUBLICATIONS OF FARMHOUSE DESIGNS BY GARRETT, HALFPENNY AND LIGHTOLER”

MILLER, J. Country Gentleman's Architect. London, 1787.

First edition of J. Miller’s exceedingly rare and highly influential architectural work, with 32 full-page engraved uncolored aquatints of elegant plans for lodges and farmyards, “the last English pattern-book of classicizing designs for such buildings,” scarce in contemporary boards. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF CORNELL’S TRADERS READY RECKONER, 1819

CORNELL, Stephen. Traders Ready Reckoner. Hudson, 1819.

First edition of this scarce 1819 manual of marketing tables, interest tables, wage calculations and more by New York mathematician and merchant Stephen Cornell, with over 150 tables and large folding “Interest Table.” $2,500.00$1,750.00

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MARX’S GROUNDBREAKING “RADICAL CRITIQUE OF THE EMERGING DISCIPLINE OF ECONOMIC THEORY”

MARX, Karl. Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. New York / London, 1904.

First English edition of Marx’s seminal early work that laid the foundation for Das Kapital, preceded the same year by the New York first edition in English, in original gilt-lettered cloth. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“THE GREATEST THEOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF OUR AGE AND COUNTRY”

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, circa 1880. Two volumes. Later edition of Scott’s copiously annotated Bible, illustrated with 5 maps and 41 engraved plates, handsomely bound. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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"YOUR VERY FORTHRIGHT APPROVAL OF MY DECISION TO CLEAR THE ENEMY'S SANCTUARIES ALONG THE CAMBODIA-VIETNAM BORDER MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME": IMPORTANT JUNE 4, 1970 TYPED LETTER ON WHITE HOUSE LETTERHEAD TO PUBLISHER JAMES COPLEY, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON

NIXON, Richard. Typed letter signed. Washington, June 4, 1970.

June 4, 1970 typed letter signed by Richard Nixon as president, on official White House letterhead to his longtime patron, California publisher James Copley, dated soon after Nixon's newly announced policy to send troops into Cambodia sparked widespread protest, with Nixon thanking Copley, in part, for his "forthright approval" of the Cambodia decision—"In these trouble times particularly, your support is deeply heartening." $2,500.00$1,750.00

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“DREAMY, MYSTICAL, SERENE”

TENNYSON, Alfred. Enid. London, 1868.

First Doré-illustrated edition of Tennyson’s Enid (one of the stories in his poetic treatment of Arthurian legend, Idylls of the King), with nine rich, large folio steel engravings by Doré, beautifully bound in original full gilt-decorated red morocco. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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"THIS IS WHAT THE LORD HAS COMMANDED TO BE DONE"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from Medieval Bible. England, circa 1240.

Large illuminated leaf from a 13th-century English Bible, scribed in Latin and taken from Leviticus 2-11, with eight one-line initials, eight one-line numerals, a heading, and elaborate scrollwork, all in red and blue. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE DOCUMENTING SURVEYORS 2 AND 3

[NASA]. Lunar Surveyor Photo Archive. Los Angeles, 1965. Sixty-nine vintage black-and-white photographs documenting the assembly and transport of Surveyors 2 and 3, two of the spacecraft NASA used to scout lunar landing sites for the Apollo program. $2,500.00$1,750.00

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ENGLAND “WILL NOT BE FOND OF MAKING ANOTHER AMERICAN WAR IN IRELAND (EDMUND BURKE)

BURKE, Edmund, LA MARCHE, Jean Francois de, et al. Six Pamphlets… Catholicism. London and Dublin, 1782-1793.

First edition, a scarce collection of major essays (1782-1793) on Catholic emancipation in a period of revolution, featuring Burke’s powerful essay declaring Catholic exclusion from constitutional rights “a serious evil” and numerous additional writings, including the influential works of Irish leaders such as Napper Tandy and Wolf Tone, scarce in contemporary marbled boards. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF HECKSHER’S MERCANTILISM, 1934, IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS

HECKSCHER, Eli F. Mercantilism. London, 1934.

First edition in English of this economic history of Europe from the 16th to the 18th century focusing on identifying the key characteristics of mercantilism, translated by Mendel Shapiro, in original dust jackets. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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WITH 60 LOVELY ENGRAVINGS OF SWISS LANDSCAPES, 1820

(SWITZERLAND) COCKBURN, James P. Swiss Scenery. London, 1820.

First edition of this lovely survey of Swiss landscapes and scenery, with engraved title page, vignette, and 60 full-page engraved plates. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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“THE POET OF HUMANKIND”

BYRON, (George Gordon) Lord. The Poetical Works. London, 1866. Ten volumes.

Later edition of Lord Byron’s collected verse, with engraved title page and frontispiece in each volume (many after works by J.M.W. Turner), handsomely bound. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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DANIEL, EZRA, NEHEMIAH: 1611 PLANTIN PRINTING

HEBREW BIBLE. Daniel, Hezra, & Nechemiah. Leyden, 1611.

Plantin Press edition of this interlinear translation of the books of Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah from Hebrew into Latin, with shoulder notes on Hebrew language roots, in early calf binding. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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1860 MODERN WESTERN ARMENIAN EDITION OF THE BIBLE

(BIBLE IN ARMENIAN). Holy Bible in Armenian. New York, 1860. Mid-19th century edition of the “Bread of God,” the Bible, in modern Western Armenian, handsomely bound. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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CHIPPENDALE, ADAM, RICHARDSON, HEPPELWHITE, SHERATON, PERGOLESI

HEATON, John Aldam. Furniture and Decoration in England during the Eighteenth Century. London, 1889-92. Two volumes.

First edition of this richly illustrated survey of 18th-century English furniture, interior design and ornament, with 200 folio photogravures featuring examples from the masterworks of Chippendale, Adam, Richardson, Heppelwhite, Sheraton, Pergolesi, and others. $2,200.00$1,540.00

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WITH LARGE MAP OF THE FULL LENGTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 1828

BELTRAMI, J.C. Pilgrimage in Europe and America. London, 1828. Two volumes.

First edition in English of Beltrami’s La Decouverte des Sources du Mississippi, with engraved frontispiece portrait, a large folding map of the length of the Mississippi River (appearing in this edition for the first time), two engraved folding plans and three engraved plates of Indian ornaments. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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“THERE SEEMS NO REASON WHY THE AVERAGE STUDENT SHOULD NOT REAP THE REWARDS OF SUCCESSFUL STOCK MARKET OPERATION”

SCHABACKER, Richard W. Stock Market Theory and Practice. New York, 1930.

First edition of Schabacker’s comprehensive guide to the stock market, with 105 illustrations, charts, and diagrams, three folding. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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TO WIESENTHAL “THE HOLOCAUST WAS NOT ONLY A JEWISH TRAGEDY BUT A HUMAN ONE”: FIRST EDITION OF WIESENTHAL’S RARE FIRST BOOK

(HOLOCAUST) WIESENTHAL, Simon. KZ Mauthausen. Linz and Wien, 1946.

First edition of Simon Wiesenthal’s rare first book, published only one year after his liberation from the brutality of Mauthausen death camp, one of the first published narratives of the Holocaust, with his text in German, a full-page duotone of Mauthausen, red-and-black front wrapper and 25 full-page duotones after striking original drawings and photo-montages by him, in original wrappers. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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FIRST EDITIONS OF TWO OF HENRY FIELDING'S BEST EARLY PLAYS: THE TEMPLE BEAU, 1730, AND THE MISER, 1733, HANDSOMELY BOUND

FIELDING, Henry. Temple Beau WITH: The Miser. London, 1730, 1733. Two volumes.

First editions of two of Fielding's early plays, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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HANDSOME EARLY 13TH-CENTURY ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A FRENCH BIBLE FEATURING TEXT FROM THE BOOK OF MACCABEES, WITH BLUE AND RED INITIAL AND SCROLLWORK

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from Medieval Bible. France, circa 1220.

Lovely illuminated leaf from an early 13th-century French Bible, scribed in 92 lines of fine Gothic Latin divided into double columns, with one four-line initial in red and blue and complementary scrollwork. $2,000.00$1,400.00

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“WHAT WONDERFUL DOLLS THEY WERE, AND WHAT WONDERFUL THINGS THEY DID”

MITCHEL, George. Kernel Cob and Little Miss Sweetclover. New York, Chicago and Toronto, 1918.

First edition, a lovely copy in the original illustrated box. $1,800.00$1,260.00

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“A NEW STAGE IN THE EVOLUTION OF NATURAL GARDEN DESIGN”

ROBINSON, William. Flora and Sylva. London, 1903-05. Three volumes.

First edition of a wonderful periodical series on early 20th-century horticulture and garden design, edited by one of the most famous landscape designers of the period and illustrated with 66 spectacular full-page chromolithographic plates of flowers, numerous intricately wood-engraved text illustrations, and several half-tone photographs of flowers printed on coated stock. $1,800.00$1,260.00

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“UNIQUELY VALUABLE”

STRUTT, Joseph. Glig Gamena Angel-Deod, or the Sports and Pastimes. London, 1810.

Second edition of this fascinating history of sports and recreation in England, illustrated with a frontispiece engraving and 39 engraved plates printed in sepia and finely hand-colored. A handsome copy in contemporary morocco-gilt. $1,750.00$1,225.00

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“YOU PULL IT, YOU SWITCH IT, YOU TOP IT”

CAIN, James M. Past All Dishonor. Los Angeles, circa 1946.

Advance mimeographed typewritten draft of Cain’s Civil War crime novel, a favorite of Cain’s for its use of “the old switcheroo,” in manuscript format for submission to Hollywood studios, preceding the 1946 publication of his novel and containing parts changed in the final published edition. $1,650.00$1,155.00

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CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIA, WITH 176 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES

THURSTON, Edgar, assisted by K[adambi]. Rangachari. Castes and Tribes of Southern India. Madras, 1909. Seven volumes. First edition of Thurston's ethnographic account of the population in the Madras Presidency, generously illustrated with 176 photographic plates, in original cloth. $1,650.00$1,155.00

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“SOMEONE HAS BEEN AT MY PORRIDGE!”

(SOUTHEY, Robert). Doctor. London, 1835-47. Seven volumes. Second edition of Southey’s The Doctor, best known for containing the first appearance in print of “The Three Bears.” “Any text of the story published before 1850 is a rare and desirable possession” (Quayle, 73). $1,600.00$1,120.00

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FINE SET OF SIR THOMAS BROWNE’S WORKS

BROWNE, Thomas. Works. London, 1835-36. Four volumes. Later edition, with engraved frontispiece portrait and plates, folding genealogical charts and a facsimile of Browne’s last will and testament, beautifully bound by Chambolle-Duru. $1,600.00$1,120.00

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“WHEN A MAN MARRIES AN HEIRESS FOR HER MONEY”

TROLLOPE, Anthony. Can You Forgive Her? London, 1864-65. Two volumes.

First edition in book form of the first novel in Trollope’s fascinating Palliser series, works he considered “the best productions of his literary life,” illustrated with 40 engraved plates, many by H.K. Browne (“Phiz”). $1,600.00$1,120.00

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FIRST EDITION OF TAUSSIG’S PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

TAUSSIG, Frank William. Principles of Economics. New York, 1911. Two volumes.

First edition of Taussig’s comprehensive introductory textbook on economics. $1,600.00$1,120.00

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PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF THEODORE DAVIS’ AND HOWARD CARTER’S TOMB OF THOUTMOSIS IV

DAVIS, Theodore M.; CARTER, Howard; NEWBERRY, Percy E.; MASPERO, Gaston. The Tomb of Thoutmosis IV. Westminster, 1904.

First edition of this richly illustrated catalogue of the discovery of the tomb of Tuthmosis IV in the Valley of the Kings, with color frontispiece, 28 full-page plates (one in color) and numerous in-text photographic illustrations of antiquities and inscriptions found at the site. Presentation copy, with a printed slip on the publisher's letterhead laid in stating: "With Mr. Theo. M. Davis' compliments." $1,600.00$1,120.00

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FIRST EDITION OF THE POSTHUMOUS “FIRST AUTHORIZED COLLECTION”

OF LOCKE’S CORRESPONDENCE

LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters. London, 1708.

First edition of this important posthumous collection of Locke’s letters—“of considerable interest to students of the development of Locke’s philosophical works”—scarce in contemporary calf. $1,600.00$1,120.00

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INSCRIBED BY CHARLES LINDBERGH

(LINDBERGH, Charles A.) DAVIE, Emily, editor. Profile of America. New York, 1954.

First edition of this profusely illustrated "Autobiography of the U.S.A," inscribed in the year of publication by Charles A. Lindbergh (who wrote the foreword): "To James T. Babb With appreciation and best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh 1954."

$1,500.00$1,050.00

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY D.H. LAWRENCE IN THE YEAR
OF HIS DEATH TO HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS

LAWRENCE, D.H. David. New York, 1926.

First American edition, presentation association copy inscribed on the half title by D.H. Lawrence to his “closest friends”: “Earl + Achsah from D.H. Lawrence.” $1,500.00$1,050.00

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SCARCE CRUIKSHANK ITEM: ANSWER TO BROUGHAM’S LOCAL COURTS BILL OF 1830, WITH ORIGINAL PROOF OF CRUIKSHANK’S SATIRICAL FRONTISPIECE

(CRUIKSHANK, George) (BROUGHAM, Lord Henry Peter). Answer to a Pamphlet Entitled Observations on the Reject Local Courts Jurisdiction Bill. London, 1833.

First edition of this scarce political pamphlet attacking Lord Brougham’s promotion of the Local Courts Bill, with humorous frontispiece by George Cruikshank entitled “A Local Court.” Accompanied by an original trial proof. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf. $1,500.00$1,050.00

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BUSINESS FORECASTING, 1921

JORDAN, David F. Business Forecasting. New York, 1921.

First edition, inscribed, “To Dean Joseph French Johnson, since this book is really an amplification of Chapter 8 of “Money & Currency.” David F. Jordan.” With numerous tables and graphs. $1,500.00$1,050.00

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WORLD WAR II-ERA ESPIONAGE NOVEL OWNED AND ANNOTATED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPLAYER AND O.S.S. SPY MOE BERG

(BERG, Morris “Moe”) NASON, Leonard H. Contact Mercury. Garden City, 1946.

First edition of this espionage novel, the copy belonging to major league baseball player and O.S.S. officer Morris “Moe” Berg, with his ownership stamps and pencil markings, also signed by his sister. $1,500.00$1,050.00

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“ONE OF THE GREAT ECONOMISTS” FIRST EDITION OF CLARK’S ALTERNATIVE TO SERFDOM, 1948, INSCRIBED BY HIM

CLARK, John Maurice. Alternative to Serfdom. New York, 1948.

First edition of the renowned economist’s response to Hayek’s Road to Serfdom (1944), inscribed “To Caryl Haskins, With the author’s best regards, John M. Clark,” in scarce dust jacket. $1,500.00$1,050.00

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INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER

HOOVER, Herbert. American Epic. Vol. I. Chicago, 1959.

First edition of the first volume in President Hoover's multi-volume history of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the world's first international relief agency, warmly inscribed by him, "To my good friends, Francis and Clark Stillman from Herbert Hoover." $1,500.00$1,050.00

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"OUR VIEW OF HISTORY ITSELF, OWES A GOOD DEAL TO HIS TEACHING AND INFLUENCE": FIRST EDITION OF JOHN STUART MILL'S SEMINAL WORK, AUGUSTE COMTE AND POSITIVISM, 1865

MILL, John Stuart. Auguste Comte and Positivism. London, 1865.

First edition of Mill's important work on French philosopher Auguste Comte, viewed as the father of positivism, a long-time colleague and powerful influence on Mill, here noting his immense debt to Comte as he attempts "to sever what is true, from the much less which is erroneous” in Comte. $1,500.00$1,050.00

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"UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST PROMINENT AND BEST KNOWN"OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC WRITERS

WALKER, Francis. Money. London, 1878.

First edition of this work on money supply and international bimetallism, in original cloth. $1,500.00$1,050.00

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“THAT FIRST AND PUREST OF LANGUAGES, THE HEBREW TONGUE”

ROBERTSON, William. A Key to the Hebrew Bible. London, 1656. Scarce first edition of Robertson’s guide to biblical Hebrew, “by which, most of the words in all the Historical Books, together with many (if not all) of the most used words, through all the Prophecies, are unlocked and opened.” $1,500.00$1,050.00

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“DON’T LET’S ASK FOR THE MOON! WE HAVE THE STARS!”

PROUTY, Olive Higgins. Now, Voyager. Boston, 1941.

First edition of the novel that inspired the classic 1942 film starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. $1,400.00$980.00

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“NEW EVENTS INTRODUCED, NEW SECRETS UNRAVELED”: ELLIS’ LETTERS ILLUSTRATIVE OF ENGLISH HISTORY, SECOND SERIES, 1827

ELLIS, Henry, editor. Original Letters Illustrative of English History. London, 1827. Four volumes. First edition of Ellis’ second series of this “invaluable collection,” with engraved frontispiece in each volume (two folding). $1,250.00$875.00

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“THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS”

SCHMIDT, Michael and SCHLEEF, Einar. Waffenruhe. Berlin, 1987.

First edition of this striking photo-essay on the Berlin Wall, with 39 rich full-page duotones (one gate-folded). $1,250.00$875.00

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“AN INVALUABLE RECORD OF THE PERIOD”

EVELYN, John. Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn. London, 1854. Four volumes. Mid 19th-century edition of Evelyn’s diaries and correspondence, with three engraved plates and a folding genealogical chart, handsomely bound. $1,200.00$840.00

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THREE DELICATE DRAWINGS BY HONOR CHARLOTTE APPLETON FOR BIGGS’ANTHOLOGY OF CHILDREN’S STORIES

APPLETON, Honor Charlotte. Three original drawings (one signed, two initialed). London, 1930.

Original pen-and-ink drawings by Appleton, illustrating three stories in Biggs’ popular children’s anthology. $1,200.00$840.00

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“CHILDREN’S BOOKS HAVE SUCH A MANY-SIDED APPEAL…”

ROSENBACH, A.S.W. Early American Children"s Books. Portland, Maine, 1933.

Signed limited first edition of the celebrated Philadelphia bookseller’s authoritative bibliography of early American children’s literature, number LXVIII of only 85 copies on Zerkall Halle paper (of a total edition of 673 copies) signed by Rosenbach, in publisher’s morocco-gilt and slipcase. $1,200.00$840.00

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FIRST EDITION OF DAVENPORT’S THE ECONOMICS OF ENTERPRISE, 1913

DAVENPORT, Herbert Joseph. The Economics of Enterprise. New York, 1913.

First edition of Davenport’s powerful Austrian School treatise on individualism in economics and the importance of the free market. $1,200.00$840.00

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“TREADS THE BATTLEFIELD OF HISTORY WITH A FIRM, CAUTIOUS AND STRAIGHTFORWARD STEP”

BEVERIDGE, Henry. Comprehensive History of India. London, 1858-62. Three volumes. Early edition of Beveridge's impressive history, illustrated with over 500 in-text engravings, frontispieces and vignette title pages in each volume and 19 color maps, four folding. $1,200.00$840.00

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“PRACTICALLY A THIRD PART OF HIS RIGHTS OF MAN

PAINE, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers. London, 1792.

Scarce 1792 edition of Paine’s fiery Letter, one of the earliest printings of this passionate work penned while fleeing charges for sedition, a defense of Rights of Man that calls forth the model of the American Revolution in “a brazen call for a revolution in England… sometimes referred to as the Third Part of the Rights of Man” (Gimbel-Yale). $1,200.00$840.00

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FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF SPALLANZANI’S MEMOIRES SUR LA RESPIRATION, 1803

SPALLANZANI, Lazarro. Memoires sur la Respiration. Geneva, 1803.

First French edition of this posthumously published book of scientific research by one of the foremost scientists of his day. $1,100.00$770.00

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THE FIGHT FOR EVEREST, WITH ODELL’S FAMOUS ACCOUNT OF IRVING AND MALLORY’S ATTEMPT ON THE SUMMIT

NORTON, E.F. The Fight for Everest: 1924. New York, 1925.

First American edition, published the same year as the London first, illustrated with a folding map and 32 plates, eight in color. $800.00$560.00

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KATE GREENAWAY’S BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CHILDREN, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

GREENAWAY, Kate. Birthday Book for Children. London, 1930.

Later edition, beautifully illustrated by Greenaway and handsomely bound by Bayntun. $750.00$525.00

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PRESENTATION ASSOCIATION COPY OF SINGER’S THE SLAVE

SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Slave. New York, 1962.

First edition, presentation copy, warmly inscribed: “To Libby with love, Isaac B. Singer. W.Y. July 28, 1962.” $750.00$525.00

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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CHARLES I

(CHARLES I) SKELTON, John. Charles I. London, Paris and Edinburgh, 1898.

First trade edition, with chromolithographic frontispiece heightened by hand and 23 engraved plates with in-text illustrations. $750.00$525.00

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THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB, HANDSOMELY BOUND

LAMB, Charles. Works of Charles Lamb. London, 1850. Four volumes. Later edition of Lamb’s works, including his essays, poems, plays, and correspondence (edited by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd), with frontispiece portrait engraved by Finden in Volume I, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. $750.00$525.00

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“I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SHOW DARWIN BOTH AS RECEIVING THE TORCH FROM LAMARCK AND MALTHUS, AND AS PASSING IT ON WITH RENEWED BRILLIANCY TO THE WIDE SCHOOL OF EVOLUTIONARY THINKERS”

(DARWIN, Charles) ALLEN, Grant. Charles Darwin: His Life and Work. New York, 1900.

Early American edition. $600.00$420.00

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FIRST TRADE EDITION OF BYRD’S LITTLE AMERICA

BYRD, Richard E. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic. New York and London, 1930.

First trade edition, with 74 maps and illustrations, including frontispiece portrait and two folding maps. $500.00$350.00

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INSCRIBED BY NOBEL AWARD-WINNING ECONOMIST ROBERT WILLIAM FOGEL

FOGEL, Robert William. Slavery Debates. Baton Rouge, 2003. First edition of Nobel laureate Fogel's critically praised overview of scholarship on slavery, a major "guide to one of the stormiest but also the most fruitful chapters in the development of American historical writing," inscribed on the half title in the year of publication by him (excepting the signature of "Enid"), "To Don, Affectionately, Enid and Bob, Chicago, 11/25/03." $500.00$350.00

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“THE ONLY PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY THAT IS NOT IN THE UNITED STATES!”

SASEK, Miroslav. This is the United Nations. New York, 1968.

First edition of the fifteenth book in Sasek’s celebrated series of children’s books about the world. $450.00$315.00

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INSCRIBED BY POET SELDEN RODMAN

RODMAN, Selden. Airmen. New York, 1941.

First edition presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Emlen Etting—‘non-subscriber’ but still a friend of 1 & Gloria. Selden.” With a spelling correction in the author’s hand on the dedication page; illustrated with six photographs. $400.00$280.00

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“EVERY STATEMENT HE MADE WAS VERIFIED BY ACTUAL OBSERVATION”:
T.H. HUXLEY’S SIX LECTURES ON THE CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMALS

HUXLEY, Thomas Henry. Introduction to the Classification of Animals. London, 1869.

First separate edition of Huxley’s series of six lectures “On the Classification of Animals,” presented at the College of Surgeons in 1863, with numerous in-text anatomical illustrations. $400.00$280.00

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WITH HUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS OF VENICE

WIENER, Samuel G. Venetian Houses and Details. New York, 1929.

First edition, with 168 pages of photographs and drawings of buildings and architectural elements from Venice and nearby communities. $400.00$280.00

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SIGNED BY CHRIS BONINGTON AND DOUG SCOTT

BONINGTON, Chris. Mountaineer. San Francisco, 1990.

First American edition, signed on the half title by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, illustrated with numerous photographs, many in color. $350.00$245.00

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VALERY’S ALBUM DE VERS ANCIENS—EMLEN ETTING’S COPY

VALERY, Paul. Album de Vers Anciens. Paris, 1927.

Limited edition of Valery’s Album de Vers Anciens, limited to 3478 numbered copies, of which this is number 3015. This copy is from the collection of American artist and illustrator Emlen Etting, with his signature stamp in purple ink. $300.00$210.00

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“ALTERED FOREVER THE COURSE OF AMERICAN FICTION”

CRANE, Stephen. Maggie, A Girl of the Streets. Mount Vernon, New York, 1974.

Signed limited edition of Crane’s first book, number 1503 of 2000 copies issued for members of the Limited Editions Club, signed by the artist, with frontispiece and five full-page black-and-white gravures from original etchings. $250.00$175.00

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“THE IDEAS HE HAD CHAMPIONED AGAINST ODDS WERE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF A NEW FINANCIAL ERA, AND WOULD DOMINATE THE FUTURE”

(MUIR, John) FULLER, O. Muiriel. John Muir of Wall Street. New York, 1927.

First edition of this illustrated biography of a working-class Canadian who became a railroad executive and went on to achieve great success trading odd-lots on the New York Stock Exchange. $250.00$175.00

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“PIRATE PRINCE OF PUBLISHERS”

(MOSHER, Thomas Bird) MEREDITH, George. Modern Love. Portland, Maine, 1904.

Second Mosher edition, one of only 925 copies, of Meredith’s innovative sonnet cycle, chronicling a failed marriage and its psychological effects. $150.00$105.00

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