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“A FINAL TESTAMENT TO THE HUMAN VALUES HE CHERISHED MOST”

WASHINGTON, George. The Will of General George Washington. Alexandria, 1800.

First edition of Washington's will, "one of the most historically significant and personally revealing documents he ever wrote," exceedingly rare in original wrappers. $22,500.

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“HE WAS A REAL RABBIT AT LAST…”

BIANCO, Margery Williams. Velveteen Rabbit. London, 1922.

First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue) of this beloved children's classic, "one of the first modern picture books, a perfect combination of story and pictures" (Mahony, 234), with seven beautiful color chromolithographs (three double-page) by William Nicholson, this copy blind-stamped "Presentation Copy" on the title page. $20,500.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN RARITY—JEFFERSON’S PERSONAL ANNOTATED COPY OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, (1803, 1805) FROM JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY

(JEFFERSON, Thomas) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Laws of the United States. Vols. VI-VII. Washington City, 1803, 1805. One volume.

Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of Volumes VI and VII of the Laws of the United States, together in one most rare and remarkable volume from his library, containing Jefferson's characteristic and distinctive ownership marks, together with his annotations and marginalia in his manuscript hand, featuring the Acts of the 7th and 8th Congresses, and early printings of key laws passed from 1802-1805 (while Jefferson was President), notably containing a printing of the text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty that is said to have been Jefferson's primary source for the treaty, also with printings of laws resulting from the Treaty, and major legislation establishing a governmental structure for the newly-acquired territory, in contemporary calf. $245,000.

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INSCRIBED BY MUNRO LEAF WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF FERDINAND THE BULL

LEAF, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. New York, 1936.

Rare first edition of one of the most popular and enduring children's books ever written, inscribed by the author: "For Howard Stewart with all the best from Ferdinand and Munro Leaf," with an original drawing of Ferdinand also by Leaf. $26,000.

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“GOOD SPEECH. WRITER HAS TALENT. WHO IS HE?”

FORD, Gerald R. Archive of White House internal memoranda, initialed by Ford. Washington, 1974-75. Eight pieces altogether.

Collection of original internal memoranda and office forms, initialed by the President, including backgrounders for upcoming visits to South Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee, and a draft telegram announcing the 55mph speed limit. Copies belonging to speechwriter Paul A. Theis. $3800.

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“THE NATION IS JOINED IN MOURNING THE DEATH OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY…”

(KENNEDY ASSASSINATION). Original Dow Jones News Ticker teletype reports of the Kennedy assassination. Dallas, November 22-23, 1963.

Rare original Dow Jones News Ticker teletype reporting the events of November 22nd from his assassination to the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald—on transparent cellophane used to project the news on large screens on the floors of the Stock Exchanges as well as in stock broker offices. $7500.

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RARE LIMITED EDITION OF TWELVE INSTANT IMAGES, ONE OF ONLY 50 PORTFOLIOS ISSUED WITH 12 VINTAGE EXHIBITION-SIZE PRINTS SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS—WALKER EVANS, ANSEL ADAMS, JOSEF SUDEK, DAVID BAILEY, MINOR WHITE, LENNART NILSSON, SARAH MOON, ULRICH MACK, YOUSUF KARSH, KISHIN SHINOYAMA, OLIVIERO TOSCANI, AND JEANLOUP SIEFF

EVANS, Walker; ADAMS, Ansel; KARSH, Yousuf; SUDEK, Joseph; WHITE, Minor et al. Twelve Instant Images on Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative Film. Zurich, Switzerland, 1978.

Rare signed limited edition, one of only 50 sets in a signed unnumbered limitation featuring 12 vintage exhibition-size prints, each print signed by the photographer, an exceptional portfolio collection of striking duotones by world-renowned modern masters of photography—Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Joseph Sudek, David Bailey, Minor White, Lennart Nilsson, Sarah Moon, Ulrich Mack, Yousuf Karsh, Kishin Shinoyama, Oliviero Toscani, and Jeanloup Sieff—edited by Allan Porter of Camera for Polaroid Corporation, including Evans' abstract close-up, Toscani's portrait of Andy Warhol, Karsh's portrait of Marshall McLuhan, Adams' "Window, Bear Valley," luminous nudes by Bailey and Sieff, Sudek's still life, richly evocative images by Moon, Mack and Nilsson, Shinoyama's striking nudes, and Minor White's dynamic cityscape. $28,000.

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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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AMAZING ARCHIVE OF 81 PIECES OF CORRESPONDENCE WRITTEN TO IBM PRESIDENT ARTHUR WATSON, INCLUDING SIGNED LETTERS FROM KENNEDY, NIXON, AND 24 LETTERS BY EISENHOWER, 1951-63

(EISENHOWER, Dwight D.; KENNEDY, John F., Jr.; NIXON, Richard; et al.) (WATSON, Arthur). Archive of correspondence. Various places, 1951-63. Fascinating and revealing archive of correspondence written to Arthur Kittredge Watson, President of IBM World Trade Corporation—at the time these letters were written, 1951-63, one of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world—and United States Ambassador to France. Includes signed letters with substantial content written and signed by Kennedy, Nixon, and 24 letters by Eisenhower. $19,500.

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“HE ELEVATED THE ACT OF PHOTOGRAPHY TO A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE": BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION-SIZE POSTER, BOLDLY SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS, DISPLAYING A FINE LARGE IMAGE OF HIS PHOTOGRAPH, ASPENS, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO, HANDSOMELY FRAMED

ADAMS, Ansel. Poster signed. Aspens. Camera. Boston, 1981.

Large 1981 poster boldly signed by Ansel Adams, featuring an exceptionally fine image of his soaring Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958—"an Adams masterpiece"—one of the first in a select grouping to feature an image personally chosen by Ansel for a poster to replicate "as closely as possible the quality of his originals… Adams supervised the first print runs; the posters were so good that he chuckled that the one of Aspens in particular looked better than a print made in the darkroom"(Alinder), issued to commemorate his photobook, The Camera, a splendid framed exhibition-size poster, scarce signed. $5000.

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