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Autograph letter signed. WITH: On the Origin of Species

"I HAVE LONG EARNESTLY WISHED FOR A NEW EDITION OF THE ORIGIN IN THE UNITED STATES"

DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed. WITH: On the Origin of Species. Kent, United Kingdom and New York, 1869-70.

Very rare and desirable signed autograph letter from Charles Darwin to American publisher D. Appleton's London agent, Charles Layton, agreeing to a second American edition of the Origin of Species, with a slightly raised price, but requiring that Appleton also commit to an American edition of The Descent of Man. Accompanied by the second American edition of Origin of Species in original cloth. $125,000.

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Porgy and Bess

AN EXTRAORDINARY PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY:INSCRIBED BY GERSHWIN TO HIS LOVER AND COLLABORATORIN THIS PIECE, KAY SWIFT, IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION PORGY AND BESS, SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION,ALSO SIGNED BY GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN AND DUBOSE HEYWARD

GERSHWIN, George. Porgy and Bess. New York, 1935.

Deluxe limited edition of the piano-vocal score of Porgy and Bess, number 103 of only 250 copies signed by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and director Rouben Mamoulian, additionally inscribed by Gershwin to his lover Kay Swift, who was intimately involved in the composition of the piece: “For Kay —/ Best —/ George / Nov. 1 1935.” According to Ohl, “best,” their code word for “love,” allowed them to be discreet. $48,500.

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Hand-corrected manuscript for Looking Forward

"WHAT WAS LOANED BY OUR PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR GOVERNMENT MUST BE REPAID BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO OUR PEOPLE"

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Hand-corrected manuscript for Looking Forward. No place, 1933.

Manuscript draft of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 book Looking Forward, his clarion call for a “new deal” that was published in the month of his inauguration, with Roosevelt's handwritten corrections in ink on 22 pages. $48,500.

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Autograph letter signed

"FOUR EDITIONS OF THE ORIGIN HAVE APPEARED… I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT"

DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed. Down, Beckenham, Kent, Dec 17, [1866].

Fine unpublished 1866 autograph letter written by Charles Darwin, answering the questions of an anonymous correspondent concerning editions of his landmark work, On the Origin of Species, boldly signed by him with his full name "Charles Darwin" (he often used "C." or "Ch." instead of his full given name). Beautifully framed with an early photgraphic card. $39,500.

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Black Reconstruction

"AN ENTIRE HISTORY WAS YET TO BE TOLD": PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF W.E.B. DU BOIS' MAGNUM OPUS, BLACK RECONSTRUCTION, INSCRIBED BY HIM IN THE YEAR OF PUBLCIATION

DU BOIS, W.E. Burghardt. Black Reconstruction. New York, 1935.

First edition of Du Bois "monumental" epic history that fundamentally altered views of the Reconstruction and helped spark "the long attempt to rescue black history in America," inscribed by him on the front free endpaper within months of publication: "Very sincerely, W.E.B. Du Bois, Oct 1, 1935." $39,000.

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Memoires du Cardinal de Retz

“DE LA BIBLIOTEQUE [SIC] DE MON FRERE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON”

(MARIE ANTOINETTE) (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE) GONDI, Jean François Paul de, Cardinal de Retz. Memoires du Cardinal de Retz. Geneve, 1777. Six volumes altogether. Rare 1777-79 editions of the four-volume Mémoires of Cardinal de Retz and the 1771 two-volume Mémoires de Guy Joli and Madame la Duchesse de Nemours, possessing an exceedingly rare provenance in association with two of the most legendary figures in French history— Marie-Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte. Five volumes (I, III-VI) are from the library of Marie-Antoinette, bound in contemporary calf gilt and displaying her distinctive gilt-tooled armorial coat of arms on the boards, along with her gilt-stamped crowned cipher “CT” on the spines. Volume II, bound in contemporary mottled calf gilt, contains a lengthy gift inscription on the front free endpaper by Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon Bonaparte—“de la biblioteque [sic] de mon frere l’ Empereur Napoleon” (from the library of my brother the Emperor Napoleon)— to Baron Claude Francois Méneval, Napoleon’s trusted private secretary and his “only really close friend and confidant.” $38,000.

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Typed letter signed

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN WITH IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC CONTENT, MAKING HISTORIC CONNECTIONS BETWEEN KEPLER'S WORK AND HIS OWN

EINSTEIN, Albert. Typed letter signed. Princeton, November 3, 1942.

An exceptional typed letter signed by Einstein on precursors like Johannes Kepler's work to his Special and General Theories of Relativity, $38,000.

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Autograph letter signed

"PROF. EPSTEIN IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT LIVING THEORETICAL PHYSICISTS OF THE GERMAN-SPEAKING WORLD"

EINSTEIN, Albert. Autograph letter signed. No place, August 14, 1921.

Rare heartfelt autograph letter of recommendation written and signed by Einstein in German, enthusiastically recommending his friend and colleague, physicist Prof. Dr. Paul Epstein, for an academic position. $35,000.

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

"NIELSEN'S MOST SPECTACULAR AND CELEBRATED BOOK"

NIELSEN, Kay. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. London, 1914.

Signed limited first edition of this classic collection of Norwegian folk tales, illustrated with 25 superb mounted color plates and decorative in-text line cuts by famed artist Kay Nielsen, number 68 of only 500 copies numbered and signed by him. A scarce and magnificent masterpiece in excellent condition, with original silk ties present. $29,000.

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White House: An Historic Guide

WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JFK AS PRESIDENT AND SIGNED BY JACKIE

(KENNEDY, John F.) (KENNEDY, Jacqueline). The White House: An Historic Guide. Washington, 1962.

Limited second edition of this guide to the White House, the second of two limited editions, number 38a of only 75 presentation copies specially bound in full morocco with the recipient's initials stamped in gilt on the front cover, warmly inscribed on the limitation page by President Kennedy to his close military aide, USAF General Godfrey McHugh: "For Godfrey McHugh, with warm personal regards, John Kennedy… Christmas 1962" and signed beneath his signature by the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. $29,000.

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