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Inaugural Addresses

"THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF"

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Inaugural Addresses. Washington, D.C. 1943.

Limited edition, number 34 of only 100 copies, an exceedingly rare presentation/association copy, warmly inscribed by FDR to the director of the United States Bureau of the Budget, "For Harold D. Smith from his old friend Franklin D. Roosevelt. Christmas 1943." This is one of FDR's famed Christmas Books, privately printed at his own expense. $28,500.

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Suburbia

“CAN YOU AVOID SUBURBIA?”

OWENS, Bill. Suburbia. (San Francisco), 1973.

Early edition of the pioneering photobook, boldly inscribed on the half-title, “Pat, Can you avoid suburbia? Bill Owens,” with 96 pages of black-and-white halftones, many paired with captioned quotes that add to the book’s “indelible poignancy” (New York Times). $1700.

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Parijs, Fotos 1950-1954

"THE REBELS, THE GANGSTERS, THE BOHEMIANS, THE ARTISTS"

VAN DER ELSKEN, Ed. Parijs, Fotos 1950-1954. Amsterdam, 1981.

First edition of this revealing photo-essay on Parisian life in the early 1950s, illustrated with 172 pages of finely screened halftones, with a special segment on Australian “femme fatale” Vali Myers, featured in his first photobook, Love on the Left Bank. $1500.

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Camera Studies in Iraq

FIRST EDITION OF CAMERA STUDIES IN IRAQ, PUBLISHED IN BAGHDAD IN 1925, FEATURING 73 CAPTIVATING PHOTOGRAVURES OF LIFE IN IRAQ AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY

(IRAQ). Camera Studies in Iraq. Baghdad, 1925.

First edition of this fascinating photographic survey of Iraq between the World Wars, with 73 sepia photogravures featuring Iraqi people, sites, ruins, and views on 50 English-captioned plates, published in Baghdad. $2500.

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Men's shoe design drawings

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF EIGHT INTERWAR-ERA VIENNESE MEN'S SHOE DESIGNS, DRAWN BY HAND FOR ATELIER MODELL MAYER

(MAYER, Robert) ATELIER MODELL MAYER. Men's shoe design drawings. Vienna, circa 1930.

Fascinating collection of Viennese men's shoe designs from the interwar period—six hand-drawn in pencil and colored on special onionskin design stationery and two drawn in pencil on plain onionskin. $650.

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Old Jersey Captive

"THE MOST NOTORIOUS OF BRITISH PRISON SHIPS" IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (ANDROS, Thomas). Old Jersey Captive. Boston, 1833.

First edition of an extraordinary account of "death and despair that reigned" on the infamous British prison ship stationed in New York's harbor, where captured Revolutionary soldiers such as Andros were brutalized and viewed by the English "as rebels and traitors… in an unjust and wanton civil war," rare in original boards. $2500.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF SPENSER'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

SPENSER, Edmund. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1891. Five volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Spenser, including The Faerie Queene, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with 25 window-mounted engravings, ten hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $4800.

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Photograph signed

SIGNED BY THE PILOT, NAVIGATOR, AND BOMBARDIER OF THE ENOLA GAY

(TIBBETS, Paul W.). Photograph signed. No place, image circa February 1946; signed at a later date.

Photographic print of "Enola Gay" Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk, signed by each on his image. $1100.

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