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1753 FOLIO EDITION OF CAESAR’S COMMENTARIES, “BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED AND RICHLY ADORNED,” WITH FAMOUS BULL PLATE

(CAESAR, Julius). DUNCAN, William. The Commentaries. London, 1753.

First edition of Duncan’s famous translation of Caesar’s Commentaries, sumptuously illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Caesar, six double-page maps, and 78 splendid plans and plates (most double-page). This copy with the famed double-page bull plate, often not present. An excellent, wide-margined copy, beautifully bound. $18,500.

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WOMEN, CULTURE, & POLITICS, SIGNED BY ANGELA DAVIS

DAVIS, Angela. Women, Culture, & Politics. New York, 1989.

First edition of a collection of writings by Davis, whose life and work stands "at the intersection of feminism, American political radicalism and global political radicalism," inscribed by her "To J— Angela Y. Davis." $950.

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CRUSADE IN EUROPE, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER

EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City, 1948.

First trade edition of President Eisenhower's dramatic account of World War II, signed on the dedication page by him, with numerous illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theater and battlefields,. $2200.

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“A CLASSIC CIVIL WAR AUTOBIOGRAPHY”

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes. First edition of "one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history," illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps, in handsome publisher's deluxe binding. $3000.

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INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY TO TOM WALSH, THE KENNEDY FAMILY'S FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND

KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York, circa 1960.

Later printing of Kennedy’s Pulitzer-winning examination of “that most admirable of human virtues,” inscribed to the Kennedy family's financial advisor and close family friend: "To Tom Walsh—with every good wish from his friend—John Kennedy." $9000.

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"SO GLOWING AND IMPERISHABLE A MEMORY"

(KENNEDY, John F.) SCHLESINGER, Arthur M., Jr. Thousand Days. Franklin Center, PA, 1979.

Signed limited Franklin Hall edition of Schlesinger's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of President Kennedy, one of an unnumbered limitation signed by him, containing his "Special Message" not in the first edition, with publisher's original laid-in booklet. $500.

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“ALL DESERTERS RETURNING WITHIN SIXTY DAYS… SHALL BE PARDONED”:
LINCOLN’S BROADSIDE PROCLAMATION RELATIVE TO PARDONS, 1864,
FIRST PUBLIC NOTICE

LINCOLN, Abraham. Proclamation Relative to Pardons for Deserters. Washington, 1864.

First public notice of the February 24, 1864 Presidential proclamation regarding deserters, appended to the amended conscription Act of 1863. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND

(LINCOLN, Abraham) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York, 1939. Four volumes.

First trade edition of Sandburg's profusely illustrated four-volume biography covering Lincoln's Civil War presidency, very handsomely bound. $2800.

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“I WAS NOT BORN WITH A HUNGER TO BE FREE. I WAS BORN FREE”

MANDELA, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Randburg, South Africa, 1994.

First South African edition of the stirring autobiography of the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, signed and dated on the half-title page: "N Mandela, 14-12-94." $7500.

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WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, JEFFERSON, FRANKLIN, HAMILTON, ADAMS…

MORSE, John T., editor. American Statesmen. Boston and New York, 1899-1900. Thirty-two volumes.

Standard Library edition of this collection of biographies of the founding fathers of the United States, with frontispiece portraits and title page vignettes. $4800.

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INSCRIBED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO ACTRESS KATHARINE CORNELL

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. On My Own. New York, 1958.

First edition, early printing, of Roosevelt's post-White House memoirs, inscribed by her on the half title to famed actress Katharine Cornell: "Inscribed for Catherine [sic] Cornell with good wishes. Eleanor Roosevelt." $2200.

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COLLECTED SPEECHES, SIGNED BY LADY MARGARET THATCHER

THATCHER, Margaret. Collected Speeches. London, 1997.

First edition, first printing of the "most comprehensive" collection of Lady Thatcher's speeches, spanning nearly four decades, signed by her on the title page in her characteristic blue ink. $1000.

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WASHINGTON’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, 1795, “WORTHY TO BE PRINTED WITH LETTERS OF GOLD”

WASHINGTON, George. State of the Union Address: Seventh Annual Message Before Congress. Boston, Wednesday, December 16, 1795.

Very early Boston newspaper printing of Washington’s 1795 State of the Union Address, issued as a broadside extra just eight days after Washington delivered the speech in Congress. $4500.

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