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HAYEK'S CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY, INSCRIBED BY HIM

HAYEK, Friedrich A. Constitution of Liberty. Chicago, 1971.

First edition, fourth printing of Nobel laureate Hayek's groundbreaking work on monetary theory and economic fluctuation, inscribed, "To Bill Eager III with best wishes F.A. Hayek. 12/22/77." $6000.

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"PLAYED A PART IN THE INDICTMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, IN THE COMING OF THE REVOLUTION, AND IN THE CREATION OF A CONSTITUTION WITH A BILL OF RIGHTS": TRENCHARD'S LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ARGUMENT AGAINST A STANDING ARMY, 1697

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (TRENCHARD, John). Letter From the Author of the Argument Against a Standing Army. London, 1697.

First edition of British radical John Trenchard's influential warning against standing armies, ranking them with absolutism—"capable of destroying all right, law and liberty that stood in their way"—pivotal in turning America toward revolution with Trenchard's writings regularly "quoted in every colonial newspaper from Boston to Savannah." $5500.

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ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

First edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $4500.

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SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF BAUDELAIRE'S INTIMATE JOURNALS, ONE ONLY 50 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR OF THE INTRODUCTION, ACCLAIMED BRITISH POET T.S. ELIOT

(ELIOT, T.S.) BAUDELAIRE, Charles. Intimate Journals. London and New York, 1930.

Signed limited first edition in English, first printing, of Baudelaire's influential journals, number 12 of only 50 copies (out of a total edition of 650 copies) handsomely printed on handmade paper at the Westminster Press, specially bound in silk, and signed by the author of the Introduction, T.S. Eliot, with eight lithographic illustrations after Baudelaire's own drawings. $4500.

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"THE MOST IMPORTANT [PAPER] ON RELATIVITY SINCE MY OWN ORIGINAL PAPER APPEARED" (EINSTEIN)

GODEL, Kurt. Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of Gravitation IN: Reviews of Modern Physics. Lancaster, Pennsylvania and New York, New York, July, 1949.

First printing of Godel's groundbreaking work on relativity introducing the possibility of time travel. The copy of Clair Farrand, the inventor and creator of the cone radio loudspeaker, and of Morton Saunders, developer of the first fiber optic cable. $4200.

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"THE CLENCHED FIST OF REPUBLICAN SPAIN": VERY RARE FIRST ISSUE OF HEMINGWAY'S THE SPANISH EARTH, ONE OF FEWER THAN 100 COPIES.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Spanish Earth. Cleveland, 1938.

Limited first edition, number 97 of 1000 copies—one of fewer than 100 first-issue copies released with pictorial endpapers. $3800.

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“TO MAKE A POET BLACK, AND BID HIM SING!”: COUNTEE CULLEN’S FIRST BOOK OF VERSE, COLOR

CULLEN, Countee. Color. New York and London, 1925.

First edition, early printing of Cullen's first book of verse, with 73 poems by this "central figure in the Harlem Renaissance," including "Yet Do I Marvel," "Heritage" and "Incident," a wonderful presentation/association copy inscribed to Edward Perry, his close friend and likely lover, "Edward, May these poor rhymes when read by you borrow light from the greater glory of that perfect poem which is our friendship. Sincerely, Countie. New York, June 4, 1927." $3200.

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"ONE OF THE MOST COMMANDING FIGURES OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE": FIRST EDITION OF GOD'S TROMBONES, 1927, INSCRIBED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

JOHNSON, James Weldon. God's Trombones. New York, 1927.

First edition of Johnson's "major contribution to the Harlem Renaissance of black American writing," inscribed by him, "For Miss J— Sincerely James Weldon Johnson," his volume of seven sermons in verse, including "Creation," "Let My People Go," and his lead sermon in verse, "Listen, Lord—A Prayer," together in print for the first time, featuring eight striking full-page illustrations by famed Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, in the original dust jacket. $3000.

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"LISTEN: BILLY PILGRIM HAS COME UNSTUCK IN TIME": FIRST EDITION OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

VONNEGUT, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York, 1969.

First edition of Vonnegut's masterpiece—his "most powerful novel"—a modern classic of time travel, metaphysics and the morality, or lack thereof, of war. $2800.

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EXQUISITE MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON IVORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN A JEWEL-ENCRUSTED GILT-FILIGREE FRAME

LINCOLN, Abraham. Portrait on ivory. No place, circa 1860s.

Beautiful watercolor-on-ivory miniature oval portrait of Abraham Lincoln, wonderfully framed in gilt-filigree with inset semi-precious stones. $2800.

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"GOVERNMENT, IN ITS OWN ESTIMATION, HAS BEEN A SYSTEM OF PERFECTION; BUT A FREE PRESS HAS EXAMINED AND DETECTED ITS ERRORS… TODAY I STAND UP TO DEFEND THOMAS PAINE"

(PAINE, Thomas). Whole Proceedings on the Trial Against Thomas Paine. London, 1793.

Second edition, issued same year as the first, of the court transcript to Thomas Paine's 1792 British trial for seditious libel. A scarce and valued record, handsomely bound. $2600.

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"WE HAVE BY THIS VERY EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT BROUGHT ON US AN OPEN, AN AVOWED, A DECLARED CIVIL WAR WITH THIRTEEN COLONIES OF THAT CONTINENT UNITED AND COMBINED TOGETHER AGAINST US"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ROBINSON-MORRIS, Matthew. A Further Examination of Our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on Which They Are Founded. Bath, 1776.

First edition of this British work written in support of a peaceful American independence, the successor to the author's 1774 popular pamphlet, "Considerations on the Measures Carrying on with Respect to the British Colonies in North America." Robinson-Morris' works were highly influential for the Founding Fathers, especially John Adams who shared similar views in his Novanglus letters written in the lead-up to the Revolution. $2500.

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"COCKTAILS, CUPS, CRUSTAS, COBBLERS, COOLERS"

KAPPELER, George J. Modern American Drinks. New York, 1895.

First edition of this important early cocktail book, with dozens of recipes for previously unrecorded drinks, among them the Old-Fashioned, the Widow's Kiss, Kappeler's own invention the Hot Locomotive, and many other Gilded Age cocktails. $2000.

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"THE JOHNNY APPLESEED OF THE GRAPE, URGING EVERY AMERICAN TO PLANT THE VINE AND MAKE WINE"

HUSMANN, George. Cultivation of the Native Grape. New York, 1866.

First edition of Husmann's landmark "first substantial book," published the year after the end of the Civil War, written in a Whitmanesque spirit that heralds his vision of a "glorious land of the free with smiling vineyards," featuring 13 full-page and numerous in-text illustrations, in original cloth. $1300.

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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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"ESSENTIAL… THE BEST BOOK ON NEW YORK RESTAURANTS"

JAMES, Rian. Dining in New York. New York, 1930.

First edition of the celebrated New York columnist's witty guide to popular restaurants and celebrity haunts—from Sardi's to the Algonquin, the Cotton Club to the Central Park Casino, and Broadway to Brooklyn—with pictorial endpapers displaying "A Gastronomical Map of Manhattan." $900.

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INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD TO HER COUSIN

CHILD, Julia. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom. New York, 2000.

First edition of this delicious guide to the culinary wisdom of Julia Child, with 12 color and black-and-white illustrations after photographs by Paul Child, inscribed on the half title: "Bon Appétit to Annie. Cousin Julia." $850.

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NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION OF MY LIFE IN THE SOUTH, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, JACOB STROYER

STROYER, Jacob. My Life in the South. Salem, Massachusetts, 1898.

Fourth edition, "new and enlarged," presentation copy, of this autobiography about life in the 19th-century South, including through slavery and the Civil War, inscribed below the frontispiece photograph: "Compliments of the author—Jacob Stroyer." $850.

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"THERE IS ASTONISHINGLY LITTLE FROM AFRICA WHICH IS OF FUNCTIONAL IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT DAY ACTIVITIES OF THIS ISOLATED NEGRO CULTURE"

WOOFTER, Thomas Jackson, Jr. Black Yeomanry. New York, 1930.

First edition of this early sociological study of African Americans living on a Gullah island off South Carolina, in original dust jacket. $650.

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"THE FIRST WAR 'CASHALTY' IN THEIR LITTLE WORLD HAS OCCURRED IN THE HOME OF THE GIRL WHO KNEW 'NUFFINK ABOUT WAR'"

SHARP, Evelyn. The War of All the Ages. London, 1915.

First edition of this collection of stories about World War I and its impact on the poor and disadvantaged, in scarce original dust jacket. $600.

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"THIS BATTLE FOR EQUAL JUSTICE IS NOT FOR OURSELVES ALONE, BUT FOR THE WOMEN OF THE ENTIRE WORLD. OUR CAUSE IS ONE"

BJORKMAN, Frances M. and PORRITT, Annie G., editors. Woman Suffrage. New York, 1915.

Early edition of a seminal collection of major works by leaders in the suffrage movement, including Nobel laureate Jane Addams' 'Why Women Should Vote'—"strategically brilliant"—along with 'Do You Know?' by Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association for nearly two decades, and key works by Alice Stone Blackwell, Frances Bjorkman and others. $400.

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