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Biblia Hebraica

OF EXCEPTIONAL RARITY: 1814 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST HEBREW BIBLE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA

HEBREW BIBLE. Biblia Hebraica. Philadelphia, 1814. Two volumes.

Very rare first edition of the first Hebrew Bible published in America, of major importance in the field of American Judaica, handsomely bound. $28,000.

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Vorlesungen zur Einfuhrung in die Psychoanalyse

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF FREUD'S INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON PSYCHOANALYSIS, WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY FREUD TO HIS COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND RUDOLF REITLER, THE FIRST PRACTITIONER OF PSYCHOANALYSIS AFTER FREUD

FREUD, Sigm[und], Prof. Dr. Vorlesungen zur Einfuhrung in die Psychoanalyse. Leipzig und Wien, 1916-17. Three volumes.

First edition in original wrappers of all three volumes of one of Freud's most popular works, the Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, inscribed in Volume II on the front wrapper to Rudolf Reitler, a friend and colleague of Freud who was instrumental in the development of psychoanalysis as a discipline and the first person after Freud himself to perform analysis on patients: "Herr Dr. R. Reitler mit herzlichen Gruss. Verf[asser]" [Dr. R. Reitler with warm regards. The Author.]. $25,000.

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D-Day Prayer

"FOR JONATHAN DANIELS CHRISTMASTIDE 1944 FROM FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT"

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. D-Day Prayer. Washington, December, 1944.

Limited edition, number 61 of only 100 copies, President Roosevelt's final Christmas Book, inscribed by FDR for presentation to close friends and family (as in this copy to his administrative assistant and future press secretary): "For Jonathan Daniels Christmastide 1944 From Franklin D. Roosevelt" with his penned "61" on the colophon page. Roosevelt died in office less than four months later. Especially "difficult to obtain today… FDR's Christmas Books are prime collector's items… nearly all of them were distributed exclusively to close friends of the family" (Halter, 194). $25,000.

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Chronicon

ONLY THE THIRD MENTION OF GUTENBERG AS THE INVENTOR OF PRINTING

EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA. Chronicon. Venice, 1483.

Expanded second edition of "the ancient world's first systematic history," first published circa 1475-76, here enlarged to cover the years 1449-81, which includes a mention of Gutenberg as the inventor of printing for only the third time in print. A desirable copy of this scarce and finely printed incunable, with excellent early rubrication in blue and red throughout, two large and 14 smaller woodcut initials of varying sizes, all finely hand-colored, and a lovely freehand "Laus Deo" in red and blue ink on the colophon. $23,000.

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Illuminated Painting of the Virgin Mary

BEAUTIFUL, VERY LARGE (ANTIPHONAL-SIZED) 16TH-CENTURY GERMAN ILLUMINATED PAINTING OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND CHILD

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Illuminated Painting of the Virgin Mary. Germany, 16th century.

Splendid and very large—antiphonal sized, though not from an antiphonal—16th-century hand-painted illuminated portrait of the Virgin Mary praying over Jesus as a baby, handsomely framed. $22,000.

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Illuminated Painting of Saint Louis

BEAUTIFUL, VERY LARGE (ANTIPHONAL-SIZED) 16TH-CENTURY GERMAN ILLUMINATED PAINTING OF SAINT LOUIS, KING LOUIS IX OF FRANCE

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Illuminated Painting of Saint Louis. Germany, 16th century.

Splendid and very large 16th-century hand-painted illuminated portrait of King Louis IX of France, commonly known as Saint Louis. Handsomely framed. $22,000.

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Law of God

“THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE PENTATEUCH IN AMERICA”

LEESER, Isaac. Law of God. Philadelphia, 1845. Five volumes.

First edition of the “first English translation of the Pentateuch in America,” the 1845 Hebrew-English Bible by one of the most prominent and influential figures in American Jewish history, in handsome full contemporary calf bindings. $22,000.

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Illuminated Miniature of the Resurrected Christ

BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED MINIATURE FROM A 15TH-CENTURY FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS DEPICTING THE RESURRECTED CHRIST

(ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT). Illuminated Miniature of the Resurrected Christ. Paris, circa 1460.

Stunning 15th-century illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours with a depiction of the resurrected Christ—a rare image for a Book of Hours—very handsomely framed. $22,000.

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Why We Can't Wait

"NEVER IN AMERICAN HISTORY HAD A GROUP SEIZED THE STREETS, THE SQUARES, THE SACROSANCT BUSINESS THOROUGHFARES AND THE MARBLED HALL OF GOVERNMENT TO PROTEST AND PROCLAIM THE UNENDURABILITY OF THEIR OPPRESSION"

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Why We Can't Wait. New York, Evanston, and London, 1964.

First edition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eloquent and impassioned defense of what he deemed “the Negro revolution," inscribed by him on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes, Martin Luther King." $21,000.

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War Orphans

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. $18,500.

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