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INSCRIBED BY DOLPHINS AND 49ERS WIDE RECEIVER FREDDIE SOLOMON

(SOLOMON, Freddie) SWEETLAND, Karen E., editor. Super Bowl by the Bay. Burlingame, California, 1984.

First edition of this photo-illustrated history of the Super Bowl and official Super Bowl XIX Scenic Guide to San Francisco, inscribed by Super Bowl-winning 49ers wide receiver Freddie Solomon: “To Pat Siggins, My second Touchdown in 85’ will be for you! Freddie Solomon.” $125.

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1948 SPINK’S OFFICIAL FOOTBALL RECORD BOOK,
WITH BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK LEAHY

SPINK, J.G. Taylor. Official National League Football Pro Record and Rule Book. St. Louis, 1948.

First edition of Spink’s early football record and rule book, featuring a biography of Frank Leahy by Charlie Callahan, with numerous photographs. $160.

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“SHARPER OR MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THE EXTANT PHOTOGRAPHS”

(SALT LAKE CITY) (SMITH, Joseph). Souvenir Album. New York, 1885.

1885 pocket-size souvenir photolithographic album of Salt Lake City, featuring 18 accordion-fold panels with 25 views, including a double-page panorama Salt Lake City featuring the Temple and Tabernacle, splendid individual views of each, major architectural sites and thoroughfares, mages of the home and grave of the late Brigham Young, portraits of Joseph F. Smith, John Taylor and other leaders, a Mormon family portrait and much more, in original gilt-embossed blue cloth. $650.

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“THE FIRST HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN NEW YORK CITY”

JOHNSON, James Weldon. Black Manhattan. New York, 1930.

First edition of Johnson's groundbreaking African American history, with 15 photographic portraits featuring W.E.B. Du Bois, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Countee Cullen and others. $650.

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SIGNED BY NEIL LEIFER AND HOWARD L. BINGHAM

MAILER, Norman, LEIFER, Neil and BINGHAM, Howard L. Fight. Cologne, 2016.

Signed limited "Collector's Edition," one of 1724 copies signed by photographers Neil Leifer and Howard L. Bingham, of Mailer's epic account of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle," profusely illustrated with photographs by Leifer, Bingham and others. $700.

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SISKIND, Aaron. Harlem Document. Providence, Rhode Island, (1981).

First trade paper edition of the classic photobook featuring Siskind’s “engagingly perceptive” images of Harlem, inscribed, “To Joan, Greetings! Aaron Siskind, 5-4-82,” with 52 finely screened black-and-white photogravures. $750.

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"EVERYBODY WAS REALLY DIGGING THEMSELVES AND THINKING AND SAYING IN THEIR BEHAVIOR, IN EVERY ACTION 'WOW! MAN, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING TO BE COLORED'"

BROWN, Claude. Manchild in the Promised land. New York, 1965.

First edition of this moving autobiography chronicling one man's journey out of poverty and crime in Harlem. $800.

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“IT APPEALS TO A LATENT INSTINCT IN NEARLY EVERY HUMAN BREAST”

QUINN, John Philip. Gambling and Gambling Devices. Canton, Ohio, 1912.

First edition of this exposé on gambling frauds, designed to discourage youth from gaming, with numerous wonderful in-text illustrations of wheels, dice games and one-armed bandits. $850.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURNHAM’S A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD, 1875

BURNHAM, George P. A Hundred Thousand Dollars in Gold. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1875.

First edition of this work that mixes fiction with 19th-century historical fact and explains how to make (and lose) a fortune, illustrated with dozens of in-text and full page engravings, in publisher’s cloth-gilt. $900.

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"FOR A NEGRO TO BECOME THE CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT PUGILIST DEMANDS THAT HE BE SOMETHING MORE THAN THE SUPERIOR HUMAN WITH NATURE'S WEAPONS"

(LOUIS, Joe) VAN EVERY, Edward. Joe Louis. Man and Super-Fighter. New York, 1936.

First edition of this early, simply written biography of one of boxing's greats by a New York Sun columnist, in rare original dust jacket. $1250.

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GOYA, WITH 1295 PLATES, MANY IN COLOR

GUDIOL, Jose. Goya. New York, 1971. Four volumes.

First edition in English of this analytical catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Goya, with 1295 color and black-and-white plates, including a number of details and close-ups, as well as many fine reproductions of drawings, engravings and lithographs in addition to the paintings. $1500.

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"TO MARKET, TO MARKET, TO BUY A PLUM CAKE…"

GREENAWAY, Kate. Mother Goose. London and New York, 1881.

First edition, second issue, association copy, of this lovely book of nursery rhymes, illustrated with color plates by Kate Greenaway, in original cloth. The copy of Greenaway's sole engraver and printer, Edmund Evans, with his booklabel. $1500.

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“FOR THE FOUNDING FATHERS, THE MASTODON WAS THE DINOSAUR OF THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC”

WARREN, John C. Mastodon Giganteus of North America. Boston, 1852.

First edition of Warren’s “superb volume” on one the most famous fossil discoveries of the 19th century, the discovery of the first entire skeleton of the mastodon, a creature whose bones were “prized by the founding fathers even while they fought the Revolutionary War… the first large mammal to be officially declared extinct and, in effect, the nation’s first prehistoric monster,” with frontispiece, 25 full-page lithographs and large folding plate. $1600.

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MIDNIGHT COWBOY, INSCRIBED BY JAMES HERLIHY

HERLIHY, James Leo. Midnight Cowboy. New York, 1965.

First edition of Herlihy’s much anticipated second novel, a presentation copy inscribed by him in the year of publication: “Charles E. Castellanos—Con mucho gusto en conocerle. James Herlihy. Dallas Oct 6, 1965.” Herlihy’s novel was the basis for the 1969 Oscar-winning film. $1700.

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ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF “BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE”

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

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

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DEDICATION COPY OF BEHIND THE SCENES AT WIMBLEDON, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE DUCHESS OF KENT

MACAULAY, A.D.C. Behind the Scenes at Wimbledon. London, 1965.

First edition, the dedication copy, inscribed on the half title, "To Her Royal Highness Princess Mariana, Duchess of Kent. With my grateful thanks, Ma'am, for the encouragement you have always given to me in running Wimbledon. Duncan Macaulay." Also signed on the title page by Duncan Macaulay, Jackie Smyth and W.A.R. Collins. $1750.

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“BUT THERE IS NO JOY IN MUDVILLE—MIGHTY CASEY HAS STRUCK OUT”

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat IN: A Treasury of Humorous Poetry. Boston, 1902.

First edition, first state of this anthology of humorous poetry, containing the first book publication of “Casey at the Bat,” with numerous full-page illustrations. $1800.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND 1808 PARIS-PRINTED PRAYER BOOK

(JUDAICA—LITURGY). Seder Tefilloth ke-Minhag. Paris, 1808.

Rare Paris-printed prayer book from the Napoleonic era, in elegant contemporary morocco-gilt binding with the owner's name "R.L. Lopes Dias" in gilt on the rear cover and the date 1812 on the front cover, titled in French "Prieres Journalier" (Daily Prayers) on the spine. $1800.

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MISTER ROBERTS, INSCRIBED BY THOMAS HEGGEN

HEGGEN, Thomas. Mister Roberts. Boston, 1946.

First edition, early printing, of Heggen's first and only novel, a wonderful copy inscribed by him, "For C— and B— C—, with immense liking and good wishes, Tom Heggen," basis for the popular stage play and film starring Henry Fonda. $1850.

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RADCLYFFE HALL’S THE WELL OF LONELINESS, ONE OF ONLY 225 COPIES

HALL, Radclyffe. Well of Loneliness. New York, 1929. Two volumes.

Signed limited edition, number 202 of 225 copies signed by Radclyffe Hall, printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. This is the "Victory Edition," published nine months after the first edition, to celebrate the successful defense of the work against obscenity charges in New York's appellate court. $2000.

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SIGNED BY GENERAL MACARTHUR

(MACARTHUR, Douglas) WHITNEY, Courtney. MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History. New York, 1956.

First edition of this important contemporary history of the career of General Douglas MacArthur, authored by his senior aide and good friend, Major General Courtney Whitney, signed on the half title by MacArthur and inscribed by Whitney: "To Basil Brewer with cordial regard, Courtney Whitney." $2200.

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“LOUD, HEAP MISERIES UPON US YET ENTWINE OUR ARTS WITH LAUGHTER’S LOW”

JOYCE, James. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. The Hague and London, 1934.

First edition of this amusing and affecting portion of Finnegans Wake, number 194 of only 1000 copies printed on Old Antique Dutch paper. $2200.

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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. $2200.

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ILLUSTRATED CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

BROWN, Captain Thomas. Illustrations of the Recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1844.

Second edition, “greatly enlarged,” of this classic catalogue of mollusca, with 62 full-page plates of shells (nine hand-colored), drawn by Thomas Brown and engraved by William Home Lizars. $2200.

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“A MASTER STORYTELLER”

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

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

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SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF A GOBLIN

SENDAK, Maurice. Outside Over There. New York, 1981.

First edition of Sendak's award-winning, "mysterious and richly allusive fantasy" (New York Times), signed on the half title by the author-artist with an original drawing of a goblin. $2200.

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FIRST EDITION OF WALTER SCOTT ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT, 1830, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 HAND-COLORED PLATES BY CRUIKSHANK

SCOTT, Walter. Letters On Demonology and Witchcraft. London, 1830.

First edition of one of Scott's final works, expressing the writer's lifelong interest in witchcraft and the supernatural, this copy extra-illustrated with 12 plates by noted Victorian illustrator George Cruikshank in triple suite, one suite hand-colored, handsomely bound by Wood. $2300.

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"ONE OF AMERICA'S FINEST WRITERS OF FICTION"

CATHER, Willa Sibert. Troll Garden. New York, 1905.

First edition, first issue, of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's stellar first book of prose, a collection of seven stories with four appearing in print for the first time, featuring "Death in the Desert," "The Sculptor's Funeral", and "Paul's Case"—"an American Classic"—uncut and almost entirely unopened in original cloth. $2300.

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SIGNED BY PULLMAN IN TWO VOLUMES

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

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“IT IS NOT BEING SUGGESTED THAT WE SHOULD DESIGN THE STRATEGY IN OUR OWN IMAGE”

SHANNON, Claude. Programming a Computer for Playing Chess. London, 1950.

First publication of the first technical paper on programming computers to play chess, in which Claude Shannon outlines the problems involved and proposes innovative solutions. $2500.

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WITH 52 LARGE FOLIO PLATES OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH OIL PAINTINGS

WIDENER, P. A. B. Pictures in the Collection… British and Modern French Schools. Philadelphia, 1915.

Limited first edition, number 76 of only 200 copies printed for private circulation, with 52 large folio plates of oil paintings by artists such as Turner, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable, Corot, Courbet, Degas, Millet and Manet. Splendidly bound by Riviere & Son. $2500.

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

NATHAN, Robert. Bishop's Wife. Indianapolis, 1928.

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

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IMPRESSIVE ILLUSTRATED JAMIESON FOLIO BIBLE, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(BIBLE) JAMIESON, Robert, editor. Holy Bible. London, 1861-65. Two volumes.

Large illustrated Victorian family Bible, presenting the text of the King James version with editor Robert Jamieson’s extensive commentary, and illustrated with vignette title pages, 37 steel-engraved plates after old masters—including four after the epic paintings of John Martin—and two maps, in two handsomely bound folio volumes. $2500.

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JEAN COCTEAU’S PICASSO, INSCRIBED WITH
ORIGINAL DRAWING

COCTEAU, Jean. Picasso. Arcueil, circa 1956.

Later edition of Cocteau’s Picasso, inscribed on the title page, “Le feu jaillit de l’eau, La mer et l’oiseau, amities, Jean Cocteau.” With an original full-page pencil and blue wash drawing of a bird rising from the sea. $2600.

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VIENNESE JEWISH PRAYER BOOK AND PSALTER, IN A LOVELY CONTEMPORARY “CATHEDRAL” BINDING

(JUDAICA—LITURGY). Seder Tefillah. Vienna, 1816.

Handsome early 19th-century Vienna prayer book, together with selections from the Book of Psalms, finely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt in the ‘cathedral binding’ style, with gothic arched windows and architectural elements. $2600.

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FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST DISNEY BOOKS, MICKEY MOUSE MOVIE STORIES, FEATURING DOZENS OF ILLUSTRATIONS AFTER EARLY DISNEY CARTOONS

DISNEY STUDIOS. Mickey Mouse Movie Stories. Philadelphia, 1931.

First edition of the second Disney hardcover publication, with stories and illustrations drawn from the popular Disney animated cartoons of the era and additional corner flipbook-style illustrations of Mickey and Minnie dancing, in original pictorial binding. $2600.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE IN THE YEAR 1900, IN BEAUTIFUL PUBLISHER'S VELLUM-GILT

HOOPER, William, compiler. The Stock Exchange in the Year 1900. London, 1900.

First edition, "Édition Ordinaire," one of 1000 copies of this wonderful illustrated history of the London Stock Exchange, with numerous views of the Stock Exchange and dozens of portraits of the trustees, managers, and members of the Committee for General Purposes, beautifully bound in elaborate original vellum-gilt. $2800.

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CARNE’S RICHLY ILLUSTRATED TRAVELS TO THE MIDDLE EAST

(MIDDLE EAST) CARNE, John. Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor. London, Paris, & America, 1836-38. Three volumes.

First edition of Carne's chronicle of his travels throughout the Middle East, illustrated with 117 full-page steel-engraved views after William H. Bartlett, Thomas Allom and others, and two engraved maps. $2800.

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"THE OPENING OF A BRILLIANT LITERARY CAREER"

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

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

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“THE BEST PAINTER AND ENGRAVER OF INSECTS OF HIS DAY”

HARRIS, Moses. Exposition of English Insects. London, 1782.

Third edition, with one plain and 51 delicately hand-colored copper-engraved plates of nearly 500 illustrations of insects, entirely drawn and colored by Harris. In original boards, entirely uncut—a lovely, clean, large copy. $2800.

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WONDERFUL CIRCA-1750 PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN, WITH SIX HAND-COLORED CUT PLATES

(CHILDREN'S THEATER) ENGELBRECHT, Martin. Daniel in the Lion's Den. Augsburg, circa 1750.

Wonderful set of six 18th-century hand-colored and hand-cut plates, housed in order in a peepshow box giving a perspective view of Daniel in the Lion's Den. $2800.

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WHARTON’S ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

WHARTON, Edith. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. New York, 1904.

First edition, American issue (simultaneous with the English edition) of this famous treatise on “Italian garden-magic,” with 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), 19 black-and-white photographs, and seven in-text illustrations. $3000.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1911. Ten volumes. First edition set of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” $3000.

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"HIS LEW ARCHER SERIES IS A MONUMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO DETECTIVE LITERATURE"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Drowning Pool. New York, 1950.

First edition of Macdonald's second Lew Archer novel, confirming the signal influence of his California private detective in creating "a new literary standard for his genre" (New York Times), issued under the pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald. The basis for the 1975 film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY SENDAK WITH A SKETCH OF A WILD THING

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

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INSCRIBED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING CHEMIST FREDERICK SODDY

SODDY, Frederick. Isotopes. London, 1953.

First separate edition of Soddy's 1952 lecture to the Second Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners, inscribed on the front wrapper: "With the Author's Compliments-Frederick Soddy," and additionally labeled "Isotopes" in his hand. $3200.

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FIRST EDITION OF CALDCLEUGH’S TRAVELS IN SOUTH AMERICA, 1825, IN CONTEMPORARY CALF BOARDS

CALDCLEUGH, Alexander. Travels in South America. London, 1825. Two volumes. First edition of this important piece of South American travel literature, with nine aquatint plates, one beautifully hand-colored, and two large hand-colored folding maps of South America, in contemporary calf boards. $3500.

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LIMITED EDITION OF MAILLOL’S LITHOGRAPHS FOR LIFAR’S LA DANSE

(MAILLOL, Aristide) LIFAR, Serge. Pensées sur la Danse. Paris, 1946.

Limited edition, number 587 of only 745 copies of dancer and director Lifar’s “Thoughts on the Dance,” with seven wonderful full-page lithographs by Maillol, beautifully bound in full morocco with colorful morocco onlays in the form of dancers. $3500.

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“MEN GO MAD IN HERDS”

MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. London, 1852. Two volumes. Second edition of this important, entertaining and influential early study of crowd behavior, subsequently used to explore popular psychology and to chart the stock market, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations, in original cloth. $3500.

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“THE MOST INTERESTING AND VALUABLE INFORMATION”

(NAPOLEON) O'MEARA, Barry E. Napoleon in Exile. London, 1822. Two volumes.

Second edition (published the same year as the first) of this revealing portrait of Napoleon by his surgeon and close confidant O'Meara, with engraved frontispiece portraits and richly extra-illustrated with 114 engraved portraits, views, battle scenes, etc. (40 double-page) and five folding plates (three colored, one plan), beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Bayntun. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO PROMINENT JOURNALIST AND PLAYWRIGHT BLANCHARD JERROLD, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH-GILT

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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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. $3800.

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PENNANT’S HISTORY OF LONDON—ONE OF ONLY 175 QUARTO COPIES—GENEROUSLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 200 PLATES, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(PENNANT, Thomas). Mr. Pennant's History of London, Westminster, and Southwark. London, 1814. Two volumes.

Later edition of Pennant's highly regarded history of London, one of only 175 quarto copies, this copy extra-illustrated with 207 engraved portraits, views and maps, many on thick paper, in quite handsome contemporary straight-grain morocco. $3800.

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MY LIFE, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION WITH ORIGINAL SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH

CHAGALL, Marc. My Life. New York, 1960.

First edition in English of Chagall's autobiography, boldly inscribed on the half-title in the year of publication to the Director of Public Affairs at Brandeis where Chagall was Artist-in-Residence: "Pour Beryl Reubens en bon souvenir Marc Chagall 1960. Brandeis," with an original sketch (a curved line) by Chagall, and a typed signed letter by the recipient, Reubens, describing the circumstances of the inscription and why Chagall drew the line in lieu of a more complicated sketch. $4000.

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“HITHER CAME CONAN, THE CIMMERIAN… TO TREAD THE JEWELED THRONES OF THE EARTH UNDER HIS SANDALED FEET”

HOWARD, Robert E. Conan series. New York, 1950-57. Together, seven volumes. First editions of all seven books about Conan—Robert E. Howard's iconic, foe-crushing sword-and-sorcery hero—published by Gnome Press, all in original dust jackets. $4200.

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FOLIO SET OF BRINKLEY’S JAPAN, IN DECORATED SILK BINDINGS, WITH 30 MOUNTED HAND-COLORED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS

(JAPAN) BRINKLEY, Capt. Frank. Japan. Boston, 1897-98. Ten volumes. Yedo edition of Brinkley’s extensive work on the history and culture of Japan, number 33 of 1000 sets, illustrated with ten color collotype frontispieces, 30 mounted hand-colored albumen photographs, and approximately 260 halftone reproductions. $4500.

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SCARCE 1880 ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC SCENERY OF SOUTH AFRICA, WITH 100 VINTAGE COLLOTYPE PRINTS

ALEXANDER, Sam. Photographic Scenery of South Africa. [Syracuse, New York], 1880.

First edition of this handsome 1880 photographic album, published by subscription only, containing 100 vintage collotype prints of colonial South Africa, each measuring 4 by 5-1/2 inches, captioned and mounted on heavy gilt-edged stock, with mounted collotype portrait of British colonial leader Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere on the title page, richly bound in original morocco gilt. $4500.

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THE “FIRST GREAT AMERICAN”: FRANKLIN’S COMPLETE WORKS, 1806

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. 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 (ten folding), a folding table, and a folding map of the Gulf Stream. $4500.

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“ONE OF THE GREATEST OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS”

SAUNDERS, Louise. Knave of Hearts. New York, 1925. First edition of "one of the greatest of American illustrated books" (Porter, 84), the last and most lavish children's book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, with mounted cover design, pictorial endpapers, 14 full-page color plates, and nine in-text color illustrations. $4600.

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THE COSTUME OF TURKEY, 1804, WITH 60 HAND-COLORED FOLIO PLATES

(TURKEY) (DALVIMART, Octavien). The Costume of Turkey. London, 1804.

Second edition, later issue, of this "delineation with fidelity of the various modes of dress and peculiarity of customs" of Turkey, with 60 vividly hand-colored full-page plates after drawings by Octavien Dalvimart. Attractively bound in contemporary morocco. $4700.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1727, 1726. Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, handsomely bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer and Sternhold and Hopkins’ psalter in contemporary gilt-decorated morocco. $4800.

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“A SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION… FOR MOST ENGLISHMEN SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE”

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1742.

Impressive 1742 edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, with engraved frontispiece view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, elegantly bound in contemporary full paneled morocco-gilt. $4800.

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“ONE OF GREATEST MUSICAL PLAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE”

RODGERS, Richard and HAMMERSTEIN, Oscar. South Pacific. New York, 1949.

First edition of the complete piano-vocal score for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical, an exceptional association copy, inscribed by Oscar Hammerstein to Broadway actor Dickinson Eastham, who originated the role of Seabee Richard West and was the original understudy for the role of Emile DeBecque: "Merry Xmas '49 to Dickinson Eastham from Oscar Hammerstein" and signed by Richard Rodgers. $4800.

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“STILL REGARDED AS A BRILLIANT EXAMPLE OF LITHOGRAPHIC WORK”

(CRIMEAN WAR) SIMPSON, William. The Seat of War in the East. London, 1855, 1856.

First edition of this remarkable series of images from the Crimean War, by the “pioneer war-artist” William Simpson, the complete First and Second Series with two lithographed vignette title pages and 79 large folio tinted lithographs—tinted in two colors—in attractive contemporary morocco. $5500.

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"MONDAY OR TUESDAY MARKS THE REAL TURNING POINT IN WOOLF'S CAREER"

WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday. Richmond (England), 1921.

First edition of Virginia Woolf's fifth book, bringing together in one volume for the first time eight early stories, five appearing in print for the first time, one of only 1000 copies printed, with cover design and four full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell, published by the Woolf's Hogarth Press. $5500.

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SPLENDIDLY BOUND OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE, 1740,WITH CONTEMPORARY PRAYER BOOK, ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 200 FINE ENGRAVINGS AFTER JOHN STURT

BIBLE. Holy Bible; Book of Common Prayer. London, 1740, 1744, 1739. Early 18th-century edition of the King James Bible, copiously illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, 200 delicate copper-plates (four each on 50 interleaved sheets) re-engraved by John Cole after images created by master engraver John Sturt, and six folding maps, beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco gilt. $6000.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY OF HAWTHORNE’S

FIRST CELEBRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK,

A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Wonder-Book For Girls and Boys. Boston, 1852.

First edition, first printing, of Hawthorne’s first book for children, with frontispiece and six engraved plates. An exceptionally clean and bright copy. $6000.

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THE WORLD CRISIS, FULL FIRST EDITION SET, HANDSOMELY BOUND

CHURCHILL, Winston. The World Crisis. London, 1923-31. Six volumes. First English editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. “Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written” (Spectator). $6000.

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"THE BEST OF ALL THE BOOKS ON WALES"

[PUGH, Edward]. Cambria Depicta. London, 1816.

First edition of this wonderfully illustrated tour of North Wales, written in "a lively and entertaining style," with 71 fine hand-colored aquatints. This copy richly extra-illustrated with the inclusion of 23 hand-colored aquatints from Compton's Northern Cambrian Mountains of 1820, for a total of 94 hand-colored aquatint plates. A handsomely bound copy. $6200.

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VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF MOMENTS PRESERVED, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY IRVING PENN TO NOTED SWEDISH ART CRITIC, ULF HARD AF SEGERSTAD, WITH LAID-IN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY PENN OFFERING THANKS FOR HIS REVIEW OF THIS LANDMARK PHOTOBOOK—"THE ONLY REVIEW WRITTEN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC WHICH UNDERSTOOD MY AIM"

PENN, Irving. Moments Preserved. New York, 1960.

First edition of Penn’s first book, an especially scarce presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by him to the noted Swedish art critic and author who would become a longtime correspondent, "For Ulf Hard af Segerstad, With all good wishes, Irving Penn, New York 1962." Accompanying the book is Penn's autograph note, penned and signed by him on a card printed with his New York address: "Oct. 1, 1962. Dr. Mr. Ulf Hard af Segerstad, I have just recently been looking at clippings of various reviews of my late book Moments Preserved [underlining in original]. My wife, who is Swedish, translated your review for me with great care. I don't wish to embarrass you, but I would like you to know that it was the only review written on either side of the Atlantic which understood my aim, and was generous enough to say that it had been in some measure achieved. With many thanks and good wishes, Sincerely yours, Irving Penn." $6200.

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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. $6500.

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SIGNED BY BOTH FRAZIER AND ALI

LEIFER, Neil. Photograph signed (vs. Joe Frazier). Manila, Philippines, October 1, 1975 (printed November, 1993).

Extraordinary poster-size color photograph of Smokin’ Joe Frazier taking a punishing straight right hand from Muhammad Ali during the late rounds of the “Thrilla in Manila,” one of only 24 signed by both Ali and Frazier and the photographer Leifer, from the total edition of only 350 copies printed. $6800.

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

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

Signed limited first edition of President Reagan's autobiography, number 784 of 2000 copies signed by Reagan for Easton Press subscribers on a tipped-in limitation page, bound in elaborately gilt-decorated morocco and presented in a handsome publisher's wooden chest, with drawer containing audio recordings of the speeches from Reagan's 1989 book, Speaking My Mind. A distinctive production. $6800.

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“ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF ANTARCTIC LITERATURE”

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. Worst Journey in the World. London, (1922). Two volumes.

First edition, rare first issue, of Cherry-Garrard's firsthand account of the most famous of Antarctic expeditions, richly illustrated with reproductions of sketches and photographs made by members of the crew (a number printed in color), five maps and ten folding panoramas. $6800.

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INSCRIBED BY BOBBY KENNEDY

(KENNEDY, Robert) KENNEDY, John F. As We Remember Joe. Cambridge, MA, 1945.

First edition, second issue (of only 250 copies), of this tribute to the eldest of the Kennedy brothers, inscribed by Robert Kennedy to his successor as Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach: “For Nick, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965.” Privately printed for family and friends. $7200.

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“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHS POSSIBLE”

UNITED STATES ARMY. Flags of the Army of the United States, 1861-1865. Philadelphia, 1887.

First edition, publisher's special large folio edition containing two additional chromolithographed plates of Regimental Colors and the Engineer Battalion, along with the lithographed title and 87 chromolithographed plates designating flags carried by the U.S. Army during the Civil War and double-page title for Tabular Statements Showing the Names of Commanders of Army Corps, Divisions and Brigades. $7500.

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MILITARY PROMOTION SIGNED BY NAPOLEON USING HIS EARLIER "BONAPARTE" SIGNATURE, AS FIRST CONSUL

NAPOLEON. Document signed. Paris, 17 Fructidor, circa 1800-1804.

Military promotion, elevating a Captain to Major, signed “Bonaparte” by Napoleon as First Consul, additionally signed by Marshal Francios Lefebvre, one of the original 18 "Marshals of the Empire" created by Napoleon in 1804. $8200.

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CHRISTMAS BLOSSOMS FOR 1848 AND 1851, ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 SARTAIN MEZZOTINTS, BOTH INSCRIBED BY AND FROM THE LIBRARY OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.). Christmas Blossoms. Boston and Philadelphia, 1848, 1851. Two volumes.

From the library of Franklin D. Roosevelt: the 1848 and 1851 editions of the "Christmas Blossoms" gift books for children, illustrated with mezzotint plates by John Sartain, with the ownership inscriptions of President and bona fide bibliophile Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, 1930" (in the first volume), "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, 1936" (in the second). $8800.

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“STORIES OF FOLK GONE BEFORE AND ADMONITORY INSTANCES OF THE MEN OF YORE”

BURTON, Richard F. Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. London, 1897. Twelve volumes.

Illustrated “Library Edition” of Sir Richard Francis Burton’s lively (and often daring) translation of The Arabian Nights—the enduring, irresistible folk tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and many more heroes and heroines of adventure, romance, mystery and magic—with 71 lush and lovely plates after the iconic paintings of Albert Letchford, handsomely bound in morocco-gilt using Arabic designs. This among the earliest complete editions of Burton’s famed translation. Housed in the original wooden box with hinged lid, upon which the title in Arabic is gilt-stamped: Alf Laylah wa Laylah, “Thousand Nights and a Night.” $9000.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”: 1727 OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE, WITH CONTEMPORARY BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, ILLUSTRATED WITH 260 ENGRAVINGS BY JOHN STURT AND SIX FOLDING MAPS, IN HANDSOME FULL CONTEMPORARY “COTTAGE ROOF” BINDING

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1727. Two volumes.

Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with six folding maps of “sacred geography” and 260 fine engravings by John Sturt “from designs of the greatest masters,” beautifully bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer, concordances and metrical psalter in a stunning elaborate morocco binding gilt-tooled in a “cottage roof” design. $9200.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $9500.

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PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844. Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore, and deemed by many the definitive version, of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Miss Annie W. Morris, with the kind regards of the author. Jan. 1849.” $9750.

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“THAT GASP OF WONDER THAT WAS THE ASIMOVIAN GRAIL”

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

First editions, first issues, preceding the first collected edition by over a decade, of "one of the most influential works of modern science fiction" (Chronology of American Literature), with a bookplate signed by Asimov laid into the first volume. $10,500.

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

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

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

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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, April 7, 1864.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Randolph Monteith as Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery, countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully framed. $16,500.

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INSCRIBED BY SEUSS

SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. New York, 1957. First edition of this rare and important children’s classic, “a turning point… in the career of Dr. Seuss… [and] in the reading habits of American children,” inscribed by the acclaimed author-illustrator with his characteristic flourish, “for ANDY, Dr. Seuss.” $16,500.

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“NOW, MY DEARS… DON’T GO INTO MR. MCGREGOR’S GARDEN”

POTTER, Beatrix. Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York, 1902.

First trade edition—among the earliest issues, with first-state text and earliest endpapers—of Potter’s first book, one of the most popular of not only her but also all children’s tales, with 30 charming color illustrations. $20,000.

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