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SIGNED BY SHACKLETON AND ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION

SHACKLETON, Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic. London: 1909. Together, three volumes.

Rare first edition, Special Limited Large Paper Issue of Shackleton's fascinating account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, number 274 of only 300 copies printed. First and only edition of The Antarctic Book, with the signatures of every member of the shore party, including Shackleton. With 16 mounted color plates, photographic frontispieces, and over 200 additional illustrations, including drawings and photographic plates. Three folding maps and a folding panorama enclosed in the rear pocket of Volume II. $56,000.

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OGILBY’S REMARKABLE 1671 AMERICA, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

OGILBY, John. America. London, 1671.

First edition of one of the greatest illustrated English works on the New World, with 51 splendid double-page engraved views and maps, six full-page portraits, frontispiece, and 66 illustrations in the text. The work contains "the first extensive account of Maryland" and one of the earliest views of New York City. A handsomely bound, wide-margined copy. $55,000.

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“THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT… IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles, FITZROY, Robert, and KING, Philip Barker. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle. London, 1839. Four volumes.

Exceptional first edition of the account of the most famous voyage in the history of biological science and modern thought. Volume III is the first issue of Darwin's Journal, his first published book, containing the observations and fieldwork that form the basis for On the Origin of Species, in beautiful contemporary calf boards. $48,000.

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"WITH SINCERE THANKS FOR BEING BOTH ONE STEP AHEAD OF US AND ONE STEP BEHIND US THROUGHOUT 'GIANT STEP'"

(NASA) ARMSTRONG, Neil, COLLINS, Michael, and ALDRIN, Buzz. Apollo 11 photographic archive. No place, circa 1969.

Rare and lovely NASA-related archive, comprising three large color photographs of the Apollo 11 moon landing, warmly inscribed by astronauts Neil Armstrong ("To Elton—With sincere thanks for being both one step ahead of us and one step behind us throughout 'Giant Step'—Neil Armstrong Apollo 11"), Michael Collins ("To Elton—With Sincere Best Wishes and Giant Thanks from Apollo 11—Michael Collins"), and Buzz Aldrin ("To Elton, C'etait un grand plaisir de vous avoir eu avec nous pendant le voyage de Giant Step et d'avoir eu votre service common interprete [It was a great pleasure to have you tour with us during the Giant Step journey and to have had you as an interpreter]. Buzz Aldrin") to Elton Stepherson, Jr., then a special assistant to the Area Director for the Near East and South Asia with the U.S. Information Agency selected to accompany the astronauts on a World Tour following their successful mission. $37,000.

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PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMB OF TUTANKHAMEN, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER IN TWO VOLUMES TO HIS FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR PERCY WHITE

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

A fantastic presentation/association copy of the first edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: "Percy White from Howard Carter. 16 Dec. 1923, Cairo. With homage from the Author, Howard Carter"; and inscribed in Volume III: "To my dear friend Mr. Percy White—Howard Carter, 1933." White is known to have largely written Volume II based on Carter's notes and diaries; Carter effusively thanks White in the Prefaces to both Volumes I and II. $29,000.

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STAUNTON’S “REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE CLOSE OF THE 18TH CENTURY” (HILL)

STAUNTON, George Leonard. Authentic Account of an Embassy… to China. London, 1797. Three volumes altogether.

First edition of this splendidly detailed description of 18th-century China, with engraved frontispiece portraits of the Emperor Tchien Lung and Lord Macartney, a wonderful full-page engraving of the Camellia and 25 additional in-text engravings, together with the Atlas plate volume containing nine large folding charts—among the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China—and 35 folio engravings by William Alexander. A beautiful copy in splendid calf-gilt. $27,000.

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MAGNIFICENT COPPER HALF-RELIEF OF NELSON, THE HERO OF TRAFALGAR, FABRICATED FROM THE COPPER HULL SHEATHING OF THE H.M.S. VICTORY, HANDSOMELY FRAMED

NELSON, Horatio. Copper half-relief of Horatio Nelson. Society for Nautical Research, circa 1910.

Striking copper half-relief bust portrait of Horatio Nelson in military uniform, fashioned out of copper hull sheathing from the flagship where he fell, the H.M.S. Victory, captioned "Nelson" in the relief, handsomely framed in simple birdseye maple. $25,000.

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PARKINSON’S JOURNAL OF COOK’S FIRST VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS—A FINE, LARGE FIRST EDITION, WITH NUMEROUS COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES

(COOK, James) PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage. London, 1773.

First edition, first issue, of Parkinson's richly illustrated account of Cook's first expedition, a substantial large-paper edition with a frontispiece portrait, map of New Zealand, and 26 copper engraved plates from this landmark Pacific voyage. A fine, wide-margined copy in contemporary marbled boards. $20,500.

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FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF HENNEPIN’S NEW DISCOVERY, 1698

HENNEPIN, Father Louis. A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. London, 1698.

First edition in English of Hennepin's two important accounts (in three parts) of his American exploration, with additional engraved title page, two large folding maps and six folding copper-engraved plates, including the first view of Niagara Falls. Jefferson owned copies of Hennepin's works, and his maps influenced the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. $20,000.

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ONE OF THE GREATEST LITHOGRAPHIC WORKS EVER PRINTED

ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land. London, 1855-56. Six volumes in three. First quarto edition of this monumental early visual record of the Middle East by the first Westerner permitted to enter sacred sites, with 250 magnificent tinted lithographs. $18,000.

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