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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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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Hayne's congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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RARE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI, BOLDLY SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE SOCIETY’S PRESIDENT, ALONG WITH THE SIGNATURE OF ITS FOUNDER, GENERAL HENRY KNOX, INDUCTING INTO MEMBERSHIP THE SON OF REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN

WASHINGTON, George; KNOX, Henry. Document signed. Certificate of Membership in the Society of the Cincinnati. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1797.

Rare original ornately engraved vellum Society of Cincinnati membership certificate, boldly signed by George Washington, the Society’s first president, and Henry Knox, Revolutionary War General and Secretary of War, founder of the Society, issued in 1833 to Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, the first hereditary member to serve as President General. This example has an exceptionally dark and bold signature of Washington, which is most unusual.

$35,000.

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“THE WESTERN WORLD HAS BEEN FREED OF EVIL FORCES”

TRUMAN, Harry. Proclamation. Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945.

Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.” $25,000.

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STRIKING ORIGINAL PAINTING, “WAR ORPHANS” BY ARTHUR SZYK

SZYK, Arthur. War Orphans. London, 1940.

Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort. $25,000.

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“THE WESTERN WORLD HAS BEEN FREED OF EVIL FORCES”

TRUMAN, Harry. Proclamation. Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945.

Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.” $25,000.

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.’S PERSONAL COPY OF TWO VOLUMES OF THE CAMPAIGN IN MESOPOTAMIA, EACH ANNOTATED AND THRICE SIGNED BY HIM

(PATTON, Jr., George S.) MOBERLY, F.J. The Campaign in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918. London, 1923-27. Four volumes.

First editions of this four-volume official history of the Mesopotamia Campaign of World War I, with Volumes I and III coming from General Patton's library, each signed in ink on the front board, the spine and the front free endpaper by General Patton, Volume I with a dozen passages interestingly annotated by him in the margins, and Volume III with Patton's annotations on 31 pages, demonstrating that Patton read and studied these volumes carefully. (The set is completed with Volumes II and IV from another set.). $22,000.

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1565 FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CAESAR’S COMMENTARIES

CAESAR, Gaius Julius. Commentaries. London, 1565.

First complete edition in English of Caesar’s Commentaries, a landmark translation by Arthur Golding from the original Latin, including the first translation into English of De Bello Gallico (The Gallic Wars), in contemporary binding. $22,000.

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“THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR KING, THEIR LAWS AND CONSTITUTION”

REVOLUTION. Contemporary description of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Boston, 1775.

Scarce and important original 1775 broadside offering a Loyalist account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, printed a week after the fighting. $21,000.

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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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