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"FOR MY PARTNER D. BASIL O'CONNOR"

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.). Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Albany, 1930. Two volumes.

First editions of Roosevelt's collected public papers from his time as governor, inscribed in Volume I by Roosevelt to his law partner in New York City, who went on to become a polio advocate, an executive at the American Red Cross, and co-founder of both the Warm Springs Foundation and March of Dimes: "For my partner D. Basil O'Connor with the affectionate regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1931," in a special full morocco presentation binding stamped with Basil O'Connor's name. $12,500.

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"I'LL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU": AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MARILYN MONROE

(DIMAGGIO, Joe) MONROE, Marilyn. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Envelope. No place, circa 1954. Two items.

Original autograph letter signed by Marilyn Monroe, a lovely, warm letter entirely in her hand on her personal letterhead, writing to James "Lefty" O'Doul, the legendary baseball manager, coach and longtime trusted mentor to Joe DiMaggio, who married Monroe in January 1954, shortly before the couple traveled to Japan for their honeymoon on a pre-planned trip coordinated with O'Doul. This letter is undated but possibly is from that time, with accompanying envelope in her hand addressed to O'Doul using her pet name for him, "Jimmy Gold O'Doul." $12,500.

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WONDERFUL ORIGINAL GOLF SCORECARD FROM THE COURSES AT ANDREWS (AIR FORCE BASE), FILLED OUT FOR THE EAST COURSE ENTIRELY IN OBAMA'S OWN HAND AND SIGNED BY "OBAMA"

OBAMA, Barack. Golf scorecard filled out and signed. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, circa 2008-16.

Original color golf scorecard from the Courses at Andrews (AFB), filled out for 17 holes of the east course entirely in his own hand, with his handwritten player name: "OBAMA." $7500.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $7500.

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CHARLES ELLIOT PERKINS’ OWN COPY OF THE PINTO HORSE

PERKINS, Charles E. The Pinto Horse. Santa Barbara, 1927.

First edition, with a signed original pen-and-ink illustration of a cowboy on horseback by Edward Borein and “Charles Elliot Perkins-Santa Barbara-California, May 1928” written in the author’s hand on the front free endpaper. $7200.

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"A COMPREHENSIVE AND WIDE-RANGING VIEW INTO AMERICAN BREWING IN 1901"

WAHL, Robert; HENIUS, Max. American Handy-Book of the Brewing, Malting and Auxiliary Trades. Chicago, 1901.

First edition of this scarce guide to brewing by the founders of the Wahl-Henius Institute of Fermentology in Chicago. Considered one of the two most important pre-prohibition texts on beer and brewing from that time due to its encyclopedic scope and numerous detailed wood-engraved illustrations. A desirable copy in nicely restored original wallet-flap morocco binding. $5800.

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"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK ON INDIAN SPORT IN EXISTENCE"

(INDIA) (HUNTING) WILLIAMSON, Thomas. Oriental Field Sports. London, 1808. Two volumes.

First quarto edition of this classic Indian color plate book, with 40 splendid full-page hand-colored aquatint plates after S. Howett depicting vivid scenes of the hunting of elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, and other big game in India. In handsome morocco-gilt bindings. $4900.

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TWO SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CRUISE OF 1938, INSCRIBED TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT TO POLIO ACTIVIST AND RED CROSS EXECUTIVE BASIL O'CONNOR, WHO ACCOMPANIED ROOSEVELT ON THE CRUISE, LATER BELONGING TO PREEMINENT ROOSEVELT COLLECTOR DONALD S. CARMICHAEL

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) KILLIP, Ellsworth P. Flowering Plants Collected on the Presidential Cruise of 1938. WITH: List of the Fishes Taken on the Presidential Cruise of 1938. Washington, 1939-40. Two volumes.

First editions of two Smithsonian scientific papers on the presidential cruise of 1938, inscribed on each wrapper by Roosevelt to his friend, lawyer, polio activist, and Red Cross executive Basil O'Connor: "For Basil from Franklin D. Roosevelt" and "B.C.o'C. from FDR," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $4700.

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“ANIMALS FEED, MEN NOURISH THEMSELVES; ONLY MEN OF DISTINCTION KNOW HOW TO EAT”

BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City, 1852.

First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition. $4200.

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