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"A REVOLUTION WHICH HAS NO PARALLEL IN THE ANNALS OF HUMAN SOCIETY" (MADISON)

(CONSTITUTION) (MADISON, James; WASHINGTON, George; HOPKINSON, Francis, et al.). Pennsylvania Packet. Five issues. Philadelphia, December 25, 27-29, 31, 1787. Five newspaper issues.

Five December 1787 issues of the Pennsylvania Packet (December 25 & 27-29, 31), containing a exceedingly rare chronicle of fierce debates in state conventions over ratification of the proposed federal Constitution, with the first Pennsylvania printing of the substantial and eloquent passage from Madison's Federalist Essay No. 14, together with key speeches by pro- and anti-ratification leaders, coverage of ratification conventions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey—the first three states to ratify—and first publication of the pro-ratification allegory, "The New Roof," by Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration, and much more. An important collection of Americana, together housed in a custom portfolio. $18,500.

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“NO OTHER AMERICAN PUBLIC MAN LEFT SO ENDURING A MARK ON LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE”

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Manual of Parliamentary Practice. Washington City, 1801.

Influential 1801 edition of Jefferson's Parliamentary Manual, containing "the foundations of some of the most important parts of the House's practice" (Malone, 456). the earliest extant edition, this is arguably the first edition, since the earlier listed by Sabin apparently never existed. This especially distinctive association copy with a presentation inscription by Alexander J. Dallas, President Madison's Secretary of the Treasury and Acting Secretary of War, inscribed entirely in Dallas' hand and signed by him, "Presented by A. J. Dallas to [unclear] Levy in 1815." $18,000.

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PICTORIAL DOCUMENTATION OF WELLINGTON’S DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON, THE MARTIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1799-1815, WITH 53 SPLENDID HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

JENKINS, James. The Martial Achievements of Great Britain. London, 1814-15.

First edition, early issue, of this dramatically illustrated record of British military action during Lord Wellington’s Peninsular Campaign, with hand-colored frontispiece, hand-colored dedication page not present in all copies, and 51 vividly hand-colored aquatints of battle scenes by Thomas Sutherland after drawings by William Heath. A beautiful production in attractive contemporary morocco-gilt. $12,800.

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"IF YOU EVER BECOME DISSATISFIED WITH YOUR LIFE WITH BENCHLEY AND THAT WHOLE GIN CRAZED SATURNALIA AND WANT TO LEAD A CLEANER LIFE BRING YOUR SHORTWAVE SET DOWN TO KEY WEST AND WE COULD TRY TO TURN AN HONEST PENNY"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Autograph letter signed. St. Louis, circa October 1931.

Fine autograph letter signed from Hemingway to Charles MacGregor, secretary to Robert Benchley, one of the members of the famed Algonquin Round Table in the 1920s. $9500.

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COMPLETE 12-VOLUME COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS OF CHURCHILL'S WWII AND POST-WAR SPEECHES, 1941-61, IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS AND MATCHING CLAMSHELL BOXES

CHURCHILL, Winston S. War Speeches and Post-War Speeches. London, 1941-61. Together, 12 volumes.

First editions of Churchill's separately published World War II and post-war speeches, including his rare last book, in original dust jackets. Each volume housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $9500.

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INSCRIBED BY JFK

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

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

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“HIS BODY WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND WELL PROPORTION’D;HIS MIND BRISK AND ACTIVE; HIS COURAGE WONDERFUL…”:BUDGE’S LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT,ONE OF ONLY 250 LARGE-PAPER COPIES

(ALEXANDER THE GREAT) BUDGE, E.A. Wallis. Life and Exploits of Alexander the Great. London, 1896. Two volumes.

First edition, number 47 of only 250 large-paper copies, of Budge's translations of several key Christian Ethiopian accounts of Alexander the Great, with frontispiece portrait in Volume II, in publisher's morocco. $5500.

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