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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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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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Executoria de Hidalguia en Forma

SPANISH MANUSCRIPT EXECUTORIA, WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE PAINTINGS, IN SPLENDID VELVET BINDING

MARIN, Juan Antonio. Executoria de Hidalguia en Forma. Arroyo el Puerco, 1770. Exquisitely illustrated manuscript on vellum, containing genealogical evidence of Spanish nobility and a census of individuals connected to Don Juan Antonio Marin of Arroyo el Puerco. In contemporary velvet binding. $17,500.

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Illuminated miniature from a Book of Hours

ILLUMINATED MINIATURE FROM A FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS DEPICTING DAVID AND GOLIATH, CIRCA 1460

(ILLUMINATE LEAF). Illuminated miniature from a Book of Hours. France, circa 1460.

Illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, circa 1450 depicting David and Goliath, with an elaborate four-line illuminated initial and an elaborate floriated border and gilt frame. $16,000.

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Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God

"SATAN SEEMED TO BE MORE LET LOOSE, AND RAGED IN A DREADFUL MANNER"

EDWARDS, (Jonathan) Revd. A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Boston, 1738.

First American edition of this important account of the beginning of "The Great Awakening" by one of the most famous American religious figures, creator of "the first great religious revival of modern times" (ANB). Bound with Edwards' Discourses on Various Important Subjects, a collection of five sermons. $15,000.

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Magnalia Christi Americana

"THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOK OF COLONIAL TIMES AND THE INDISPENSABLE SOURCE FOR COLONIAL SOCIAL HISTORY"

MATHER, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana. London, 1702.

The exceptionally rare and exceedingly significant first edition of Cotton Mather's salvation history of colonial Massachusetts, the "most important 18th-century American book" (Howes M391), including the earliest 18th-century general map of New England (often not present). $15,000.

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