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INSCRIBED BY SALVADOR DALÍ

DALÍ, Salvador. Diners de Gala. New York, 1973.

First edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala, an exceptional copy boldly inscribed in black felt pen by Dalí across two pages preceding title page, with his sketch of a crown above his name, "Dalí, 1979." $16,500.

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“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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"IT'S ALL TRUE"

HOUDINI, Harry. A Magician Among the Spirits. New York, 1924.

First edition of Houdini's controversial attack on fraudulent mediums and psychics, a work he described as his "monument," an exceptional and desirable presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Rabbi I. Jesse Bienenfeld, Best wishes & regards from Houdini, October 30, 1925, 'and it's all true.'" Additionally boldly signed with a flourish by Houdini on the dedication page, and again on page 270, the final page of text. With a handwritten comment on page 210 that reads, "Zancig [another magician] has given me a sworn to letter that he fooled Sir A C Doyle and tells me how he did it in spite of the fact that ACD said it was real telepathy. H." Page 264 includes a marginal comment "died 1924 – H.H." And finally on page 206 Houdini has crossed out text from the book and initialed his correction "H.H." $12,500.

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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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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. $9500.

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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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