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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, first printing of Schabacker's first book, his pioneering 1930 volume on the stock market, with 105 illustrations, charts and diagrams, three folding, including folding frontispiece of the financial district, an especially handsome copy in bright original dust jacket. $9200.

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“WHEN YOU PLAY A GAME OF THRONES YOU WIN OR DIE”

MARTIN, George R.R. Song of Ice and Fire (i.e., Game of Thrones: Set of 5 novels). New York, 1996-2011. Five volumes.

First editions of the first five novels in Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire”—“one of the best fantasy series ever written”—inscribed and signed by the author "To Steve, May your winters be short, your summers bountiful" on the half title of A Game of Thrones; "To Drew, Enjoy the feast" on the half title of A Feast for Crows; and "To Linda, with all good wishes" on the half title of A Storm of Swords. A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons are each signed by Martin on the title page. $6500.

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“AT ONCE ACCLAIMED A CLASSIC”

BLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford, 1766-69. Four volumes.

Mixed first and second edition set (second edition of Volumes I and II, first edition of Volumes III and IV) of Blackstone’s landmark Commentaries, arguably the single most important legal work in Anglo-American history. $6000.

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HANDSOME SET OF DICKENS’ WORKS ILLUSTRATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS

DICKENS, Charles. Works. London, 1903-08. Together, 38 volumes. Limited Edition de Luxe of the Gadshill Edition of Dickens Works, number 46 of only 130 sets with illustrations on Japanese paper, illustrated with full-page steel-engraved plates from the original illustrations by various artists including Cruikshank, Phiz, Graves, and Tenniel. Very handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. $4800.

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“NOTHING CAN BE OF SO MUCH CONSEQUENCE TO US AS LIBERTY”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) PRICE, Richard. Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty. London, 1776.

Second edition, issued within days of the first, of Price’s powerfully influential British defense of the American revolution, a work of crucial importance in “determining the Americans to declare their independence” (DNB). $3200.

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"THE LIVES OF PRINCES AND TYRANTS SO STRANGE AND UNCOUTH"

HERODIAN OF ALEXANDRIA. History of Twenty Roman Caesars and Emperors. London, 1629.

First edition of J. Maxwell's translation of Herodian's History into English, only the second translation of this classic history into English, in contemporary vellum. $3200.

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"IF WE CANNOT REORGANIZE OUR SOCIETY ON A MORE HUMAN AND EQUITABLE BASIS, WE WILL SOON, AS CITIZENS, HAVE LOST ANY ABILITY TO REORGANIZE IT AT ALL" (JAMES BALDWIN)

(BALDWIIN, James) (SMITH, Lillian) PECK, James. Freedom Ride. New York, 1962.

First edition of James Peck's powerful record of the first Freedom Ride, featuring a foreword by James Baldwin. $450.

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