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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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"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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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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WITH 175 SIGNATURES OF YANKEES PLAYERS, MANY SIGNING MULTIPLE TIMES, INCLUDING YOGI BERRA, PHIL RIZZUTO, HANK BAUER, CATFISH HUNTER, DON MATTINGLY, AND MANY MORE

(BERRA, Yogi, RIZZUTO, Phil et al.) HONIG, Donald. New York Yankees. New York, 1987.

First revised edition of Honig’s profusely illustrated history of the New York Yankees, with 175 signatures of Yankees players—many signing multiple times—including numerous Hall of Famers. $7000.

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SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND 20 OTHER "EVERESTERS" AND MOUNTAINEERING LEGENDS

(HILLARY, Edmund, et al.) HUNT, John. Ascent of Everest. London, 1953.

First edition, signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and 20 other Everest climbers and mountaineering greats on the title page and dedication leaf. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $6500.

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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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"I REALLY FEEL MY MAIN ENTRANCEMENT IS THE HIMALAYAS"

HILLARY, Edmund. Typed letter signed. WITH: Photograph signed. Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1962.

Original 1962 typed letter from Edmund Hillary responding to a letter from a California newspaper columnist, apologizing that his jetsetting has delayed the letter; explaining his preference for the Himalayas and his plans for helping the Sherpa people and taking a climb around Everest; and offering to sign a copy of "The Crossing" during his remaining few months in the United States, boldly signed by Edmund Hillary. Handsomely framed with a color photograph of Hillary climbing in the Himalayas with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, which has also been boldly signed by Hillary. $5500.

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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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