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“CHURCHILL AT HIS DAZZLING BEST”

CHURCHILL, Winston. My Early Life: A Roving Commission. London, (1930).

First edition, first state, presentation copy, of Churchill’s acclaimed autobiography, inscribed on a front flyleaf in the year of publication: “Presented by Winston S. Churchill, Dec 1930,” in exceedingly rare original dust jacket. $45,000.

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“A MAJOR OUTSTANDING ITEM, THE RARITY OF WHICH IS BY NO MEANS FULLY APPRECIATED”

(VIRGINIA) BEYER, Edward. Album of Virginia. Richmond, 1858.

First edition of one of the greatest American view books of the 19th century, with beautiful lithographic vignette title page and 40 extraordinary tinted lithographic plates of Virginia, handsomely bound. This copy from the prominent Wickham family of Virginia, with the contemporary owner signature of William Fanning Wickham on the title page. $45,000.

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STAUNTON’S “REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE CLOSE OF THE 18TH CENTURY” (HILL)

STAUNTON, George Leonard. Authentic Account of an Embassy… to China. London, 1797. Three volumes altogether.

First edition of this splendidly detailed description of 18th-century China, with engraved frontispiece portraits of the Emperor Tchien Lung and Lord Macartney, a wonderful full-page engraving of the Camellia and 25 additional in-text engravings, together with the Atlas plate volume containing nine large folding charts—among the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China—and 35 folio engravings by William Alexander. A beautiful copy in splendid calf-gilt. $27,000.

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MAGNIFICENT COPPER HALF-RELIEF OF NELSON, THE HERO OF TRAFALGAR, FABRICATED FROM THE COPPER HULL SHEATHING OF THE H.M.S. VICTORY, HANDSOMELY FRAMED

NELSON, Horatio. Copper half-relief of Horatio Nelson. Society for Nautical Research, circa 1910.

Striking copper half-relief bust portrait of Horatio Nelson in military uniform, fashioned out of copper hull sheathing from the flagship where he fell, the H.M.S. Victory, captioned "Nelson" in the relief, handsomely framed in simple birdseye maple. $25,000.

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"REVOLUTIONARIES, TERRORISM ACTS, MURDER ATTEMPTS… TO INTERFERE WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY PROCESS"

CASTRO, Fidel. Autograph manuscript. No place, circa 1960.

Rare two-page autograph manuscript, circa 1960, written entirely in the hand of Castro soon after the Bay of Pigs, possibly containing his notes for a speech at the United Nations, expressing—often passionately—his reaction to what he describes, in part, as "our solid activity and the victorious and uncontrollable development of our revolution" against "expatriates and gringos," two pages in Spanish on a single original leaf. $25,000.

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BOUND FOR THE FUTURE LOUIS XVI WITH HIS COAT OF ARMS

(LOUIS XVI) FRENCH ALMANAC. Almanach Royal, Annee Bissextile 1772. Paris, 1772. 1772 Royal Almanac, bound for Louis XVI dauphin two years before he would inherit the throne of France, in a lovely binding designed by the royal bookbinder Pierre-Paul Dubuisson. $25,000.

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INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. London, 1949-1954. Six volumes.

Volumes II-VI first editions, Volume I expanded second edition, presentation/association copies, of Churchill's WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, inscribed in Volumes I, III, and IV in 1951 to close friend Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor; with a 1951 inscription to Rhys tipped in to Volume II. $21,000.

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INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL TO HIS AUNT AND UNCLE IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION

CHURCHILL, Winston. Arms and the Covenant. London, (1938).

First edition, presentation/association copy, of this collection of Churchill’s speeches on foreign affairs and national defense, inscribed in the month of publication to Churchill's uncle and aunt, “To Bertram & Nellie from Winston. June 1938.” $20,000.

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“LIBERTY AND EQUALITY FOR ALL HUMANITY”

WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. London, 1792.

First edition of Wollstonecraft's classic work on freedom, equality and education, with Volume I the only volume published, a splendid copy handsomely bound. $19,500.

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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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