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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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“FOR 160 DAYS WE MARCHED THROUGH THE FOREST, BUSH AND JUNGLE”

STANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa. New York, 1890. Two volumes.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, American issue, number 178 of only 250 copies signed by Stanley, of the classic 19th-century account of African exploration. Profusely illustrated with engraved frontispieces, 38 mounted plates on India paper, six additional full-page etchings (each signed by the artist), three color folding maps (two backed in cloth), a folding table of comparative vocabularies, and numerous mounted, in-text India-prints. $16,000.

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“FUTURE TRAVELERS WILL DO WELL NOT TO THINK THAT THEY ARE SETTING OUT UPON A MERE PROMENADE”

(AFRICA) BURTON, Richard F. Lake Regions of Central Africa. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of Burton's account of his journey to Lake Tanganyika, with folding map, 12 full-page tinted plates and additional in-text woodcuts. A very desirable copy in the rare first-issue plum cloth. A lovely copy. $10,500.

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WITH OVER 400 PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOGRAVURES, AND ENGRAVINGS

FULTON, John; DE AMICIS, Edmondo; YRIARTE, Charles; LANSDALE, Maria Hornor, et al. The World's Famous Places and Peoples. New York, London, 1901. Twenty-one volumes.

"Edition de Grand Luxe" of this richly illustrated survey of some of the most renowned places and peoples of the world, such as Paris, Rome, Venice, Constantinople, Palestine, the Rhine, Spain, Morocco, and more, with beautiful hand-colored photographic or engraved frontispieces in each volume and a total of more than 400 photogravures throughout on Japan vellum. One of 500 sets produced, this set unnumbered. Beautifully bound. $8500.

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SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

NAPOLEON. Document signed. Paris, 1798.

Desirable 1798 manuscript document written in a secretarial hand pertaining to Napoleon's Egypt campaign and the resignation of the Commission Du Mobilier National, boldly signed as "Bonaparte" and with a few words in French by Napoleon. $7000.

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16 ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWINGS BY EARLE WINSLOW FOR ROBBINS’ JOURNAL, WITH A FINE COPY OF THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

(WINSLOW, Earle B.) ROBBINS, Archibald. Robbins' Journal. WITH: 16 signed original drawings. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1931. 12 items, altogether. Signed limited edition, number 189 of only 355 copies, of this harrowing account of the shipwrecked brig Commerce in 1815, signed by illustrator Earle B. Winslow, together with 16 original pen-and-ink drawings made by Winslow for the book (ten large full-page drawings and six chapter vignettes). $5800.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA

BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London, 1863. Two volumes.

Splendid first edition of Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth. $5500.

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“I WAS NOT BORN WITH A HUNGER TO BE FREE. I WAS BORN FREE”

MANDELA, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Boston, 1994.

First American edition, first printing, of the stirring autobiography of the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, inscribed on the title page, "To Micheal, Best Wishes, NMandela 6.4.2000." $5500.

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