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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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"THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FANTASY NOVEL EVER WRITTEN"

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. London, 1954-55. Three volumes.

First editions of all three volumes of Tolkien's tour de force: his richly imagined, elegantly crafted, wildly popular vision of the battle for the fate of Middle-Earth, an exceptional set. $15,000.

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"IN POLITICAL ECONOMY I THINK SMITH'S WEALTH OF NATIONS THE BEST BOOK EXTANT" (JEFFERSON): 1791 EDITION OF WEALTH OF NATIONS WITH 1792 EDITION OF HIS THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS, THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE "INVISIBLE HAND"

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth.of Nations… WITH: Theory of Moral Sentiments. London / Edinburgh, 1791, 1792. Five volumes.

Splendid set of Smith's Wealth of Nations, the first published after his death, sixth edition—"the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), together with Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, his first book, seventh edition—"Smith himself ranked it above Wealth of Nations"—rarely found together, a memorable five volumes from the library of leading German Neo-Kantian Heinrich Rickert, beautifully bound in contemporary tree calf gilt. $15,000.

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“YO-HO-HO, AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!”: SPLENDID LIMITED EDITION SET OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S WORKS

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Works. London: Heinemann, et al. and New York, 1922-23. 26 volumes.

Vailima Edition of Stevenson’s Works, number 144 of 1000 sets for sale in the United Kingdom, an exceptional 26 volumes handsomely bound by Brentano's in three-quarter crimson morocco gilt. $9500.

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“THE FIRST AND BY FAR THE BEST REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL UNEXPURGATED EDITION” OF BURTON’S ARABIAN NIGHTS, WITH 100 PLATES

BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Denver, 1900-1901. Sixteen volumes bound in seventeen.

Beautifully bound and illustrated limited edition, number 757 of 1000 copies "for private circulation," 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 100 plates specially designed for this edition by Stanley Llewellyn Wood. $6800.

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THE WORKS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER,
BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN 32 VOLUMES

COOPER, James Fenimore. Works. New York, 1895-96. Thirty-two volumes. Limited “Leather-Stocking Edition” of the works of America’s first great novelist, number 667 of 1000 sets produced, very handsomely bound. A beautiful set in fine condition. $6500.

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THE WORLD CRISIS, FULL FIRST EDITION SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

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 NOVELS AND STORIES OF RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

DAVIS, Richard Harding. Novels and Stories. New York, 1916. Twelve volumes. “Crossroads” edition, number 2 of only 256 sets, with an autograph manuscript page bound in Volume I. Signed by five of the illustrators, including Charles Dana Gibson and Howard Chandler Christy. Handsomely bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $5500.

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