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"I GOT A BAD FALL WHICH SHOULD HAVE BUT DID NOT HURT ME. TOO OLD AND TOUGH"

PATTON, George S. Typed letter signed. WITH: Engraved silver trophy bowl. Fort Meyer, Virginia, May 29, 1933.

Original 1933 typed letter written by George S. Patton to his sister and childhood best friend Nita and signed by him concerning his travels to compete in horse shows and discussing several of their friends and neighbors, including fellow West Point graduate Col. Toddy George, his uncle, Billy Wills, and his childhood nurse, Mary Scally, accompanied by an engraved sterling silver prize bowl he won in 1934 for riding Wild Ben at the Cherry Blossom Festival Horse Show. $12,500.

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“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. $9000.

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“BOTTLED VELVET,” “ABSINTHE,” AND “RUM FLIP”

THOMAS, Jerry. The Bar-Tender's Guide [aka How to Mix Drinks]. New York, 1862.

First edition, third 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. $9000.

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“THIS KNOTTY AND THORNY SUBJECT OF WITCHES”

WEBSTER, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London, 1677.

First edition, large-paper copy, of Webster's important treatise on witchcraft, which anticipates the modern psychological concept of the power of suggestion, handsomely bound by Ramage and with dignified chain of provenance, including the noted collections of Henry Huth and Compton Mackenzie. $8500.

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RARE FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF THIS HISTORY OF KENTUCKY HORSE RACING, ONE OF ONLY 10 COPIES PRINTED, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER TO HIS “BELOVED” AND BOUND IN DELUXE PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO

(THOROUGHBRED RACING) O’CONNOR, John L. Notes on the Thoroughbred from Kentucky Newspapers. Lexington, Kentucky, 1927.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of this important history of Kentucky race horses and the Kentucky horse-racing industry, one of only 10 copies printed, warmly inscribed by the publisher who oversaw the destruction of the original type to prevent more copies from being printed: “With all my love Beloved. Without you the small part I have done in this book would never have been made. Louis,” handsomely bound in deluxe publisher’s morocco. $8500.

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"THE WORLD'S FIRST CELEBRITY MIXOLOGIST" AND FATHER OF THE COCKTAIL"

ASHLEY, James. London Punch-House trade card. London, circa 1750.

Rare original 18th-century trade card of James Ashley, credited with creating the drink that would become the modern cocktail at the Punch-House in London in the 18th-century, fully engraved with a portrait of Ashley flanked by the Punch-House's iconic iron punch bowls. $8500.

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INSCRIBED BY FDR ABOARD THE “FLOATING WHITE HOUSE” TO HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, ADMIRAL ROSS T. MCINTIRE

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) GOWANLOCH, James Nelson. Fishes and Fishing in Louisiana. New Orleans, February 1933.

First edition of this report on the fresh and saltwater fish of Louisiana, presentation-association copy, specially bound for Franklin D. Roosevelt and inscribed by the president to his personal physician, “For Ross T. McIntire, on board U.S.S. Potomac, May 1, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” $7500.

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“I WILL NOT DENY, BUT THAT WE HAVE GOOD HUSBANDS, WHO DUNG AND MARLE THEIR MEADOWES, AND PASTURE-LAND, AND THROW DOWN ALL MOLE AND ANT-HILS”

MARKHAM, Gervase. English Husbandman. London, 1652. Five volumes bound as one.

First and early editions of five late 16th-mid 17th century tracts on animal husbandry, farming, and horse-riding, with woodcut illustrations and initials. $6500.

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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF NAUDÉ’S “BEST KNOWN AND MOST IMPORTANT WORK,” HISTORY OF MAGICK, 1657

NAUDAEUS, G. [NAUDÉ, Gabriel]. History of Magick. London, 1657. First edition in English of the famous 17th-century history of magic, a defense of accused magicians throughout the ages, written by esteemed French scholar and librarian Gabriel Naudé, very scarce in contemporary boards. $6000.

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“HE POSSESSED THE GIFT OF WORDS”

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Works. New York and London, 1903. Fourteen volumes.

“Prairie” edition of selected writings by the adventurous 26th president of the United States, each volume with a frontispiece illustration. $5000.

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