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Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux

“THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TO EVER GRACE EQUESTRIAN LITERATURE”

CAVENDISH, William, Duke of Newcastle. Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux. London, 1737.

Second edition of Cavendish’s important first treatise on the horse and horsemanship, with engraved title page and 42 wonderful double-page folio engravings of horse breeds and training methods, all pulled directly from the original 1658 copperplates, and 50 in-text woodcut diagrams. Beautifully bound in period-style full calf-gilt. $14,000.

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Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt

"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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How to Mix Drinks

"BOTTLED VELVET," "ABSINTHE" AND "RUM FLIP"

THOMAS, Jerry. How to Mix Drinks. New York, 1862.

First edition, later state, of the first drink manual published in the United States, prepared by the bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York, illustrated with numerous in-text wood-engravings, including a diagram of a still, in the original cloth. $9000.

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America's National Game

"THE AMERICAN GAME PAR EXCELLENCE"

SPALDING, Albert G. America's National Game. New York, 1911.

First edition, presentation copy, of this essential baseball history, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "To Mr. H.E. Doolittle with my compliments and Christmas Greetings. A.G. Spalding. Point Loma Calif., Dec. 25, 1911." With over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including frontispiece and panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. $8500.

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Program signed [Spingarn Medal award ceremony]

SIGNED BY JACKIE ROBINSON

(ROBINSON, Jackie) NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE. Program signed [Spingarn Medal award ceremony]. New York, 1956.

Original 1956 program from the awarding of the NAACP's prestigious Spingarn Medal, "awarded annually for the highest achievement of an American Negro," signed on the front cover by that year's recipient Jackie Robinson in blue ink. Also signed by television personality and presenter of the award Ed Sullivan, boxer Floyd Patterson, activist and NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, and two other attendees. $8500.

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Wait Till Next Year

INSCRIBED BY JACKIE ROBINSON

ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T. Wait Till Next Year. New York, 1960.

First edition of Robinson's inside story of overcoming racial antagonism and discrimination in baseball, inscribed by him, "Best wishes Jackie Robinson," along with the signature of his co-author Carl T. Rowan, with 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustration. $8200.

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Ascent of Everest

THE ASCENT OF EVEREST,SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND 43 OTHER “EVERESTERS”

HUNT, John. Ascent of Everest. London, 1953. First edition, signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and 43 other Everest climbers on the half title, dedication and title pages. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $7500.

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Pinto Horse

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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Sweet Seasons

SIGNED BY 53 YANKEES INCLUDING MICKEY MANTLE, DON LARSEN, WHITEY FORD AND YOGI BERRA

FORKER, Don. Sweet Seasons. Dallas, Texas, 1990.

First edition of this history of the Yankees from 1955-64—an incredible span of ten seasons during which they played in the World Series nine times, winning the championship four times (1956, 1958, 1961, 1962)—with 16 pages of photographic images, signed by 53 players from those great Yankee teams including Mickey Mantle, Don Larsen, Bill "Moose" Skowron, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Enos Slaughter, Bobby Shantz, Tommy Byrne, Hank Bauer, Charlie Silvera, Andy Carey, Frank Crosetti, manager Ralph Houk, and many others. $6500.

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Observations Historical, Critical, and Medical, on the Wines of the Ancients

"THE EARLIEST MAJOR WORK IN ENGLISH ON THE WINES OF THE ANCIENTS, AND THE FIRST BOOK IN ENGLISH THAT DISCUSSES MODERN WINES"

BARRY, Edward. Observations Historical, Critical, and Medical, on the Wines of the Ancients. London, 1775.

First edition of this landmark work on wine, with engraved frontispiece depicting the thermopolium from Baccius’ work, and vignette title page. A lovely copy in contemporary tree calf. $5200.

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