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1. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Inaugural Address. Washington, 1953. Octavo, original self wrappers; pp. 5. $2000. First edition, Senate issue, of Eisenhower’s first Inaugural Address. The address foreshadows issues such as the Cold War which would become prominent in Eisenhower’s administration. Paper hinges attached to top margin. Fine.

Inscribed By Calvin Coolidge 2. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) COOLIDGE, Calvin. Inaugural Address of the President of the United States. Washington, 1925. Thin octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt rebacked with original spine laid down; pp.9, custom clamshell box. $2200. First edition, inscribed: “Calvin Coolidge. May 3, 1926.” Vice President Calvin Coolidge unexpectedly became the 30th President of the United States on August 2, 1923, following the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. He was sworn in by Chief Justice William Howard Taft, the first time that a former president swore in another president. In contrast to Coolidge’s reputation as “Silent Cal,” his inaugural address lasted 47 minutes, one of the longest in American history. Near-fine.

Engraved Souvenir From The First McKinley Inaugural, 1897 3. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) (MCKINLEY, William). Inaugural Ball (Souvenir Booklet). Philadelphia, 1897. Oblong 12mo, original engraved heavy paper boards, 3 engraved plates, satin tie. $500. Original souvenir from the inaugural ball of President William McKinley, March 4, 1897. This small, souvenir plate book from the lavish inaugural ball contains a steel-engraved dual portrait of President McKinley and Vice-President Garret Hobart with the White House, the Capitol building and Lady Columbia; a red-tinted steelengraved list of Inaugural Ball committee members; and a blue-tinted steel-engraved tribute to the president and vicepresident’s home states of Ohio and New Jersey, respectively. The front board depicts the stately Pension Building, now the National Building Museum, illuminated from within on a moonlit night, with embossed gilt lettering; the rear board bears an embossed American flag in color. Interior fine, boards near-fine. Scarce.




5. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) LINCOLN, Abraham. Inaugural Address. IN: The New York Herald, Number 10,415. New York, Sunday, March 5, 1865. Folio tabloid sheet, measuring 15 by 21 inches, folded; pp. 8. $4800. Rare original New York Herald issue containing the text of Lincoln’s magnificent Second Inaugural Address, and accounts of the swearing-in ceremony, procession and reception. This early newspaper transcription is rivaled only by the scarce special Sunday issue of the Times, also containing the address, and the extremely rare separate printing from the day of the inauguration. Near-fine.

Signed By President Richard Nixon 6. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) NIXON, Richard. Inaugural Address January 20, 1973. Washington, 1973. Slim quarto, stapled as issued, original stiff paper wrappers; pp. 7 (1), custom chemise and slipcase. $1600. Official commemorative edition of President Nixon’s Second Inaugural Address, delivered in January 1973 and published the same month, boldly signed by Nixon.

Original Invitation To The Lincoln-Johnson Inaugural Ball 4. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) (LINCOLN). National Inaugural Ball, March 4th, 1865. Brooklyn, 1865. Original stiff card (7-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches). $4600. Original engraved invitation to “Miss Mix” to Lincoln’s second Inaugural Ball. In 1864, pursuing a strategy “to avoid divisive factional issues among Republicans and to woo the support of the War Democrats” (Donald, 504), the Republicans, under the name of the National Union Party, re-nominated Lincoln for President and nominated Johnson, a Southerner and a Democrat, for Vice President. This original invitation to Lincoln’s second Inaugural Ball bears both of their portraits, as well as two majestic American eagles, one holding a serpent, symbolizing war, the other holding an olive branch, symbolizing peace. The recipient of this invitation, “Miss Mix,” was undoubtedly a friend of one of the managers, M.E.N. Howell, whose name is highlighted in the engraved list. Fine.

Nixon’s historic Second Inaugural Address, delivered on January 20, 1973, shortly before signing the treaty that ended the Vietnam War. Published by the State Department (Department of State Publication 8692) in January 1973. Fine. 6

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“With Malice Toward None; With Charity For All; With Firmness In The Right, As God Gives Us To See The Right, Let Us Strive On To Finish The Work We Are In”

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Inauguration Book Signed By President Nixon


7. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) (NIXON, Richard). The Inaugural Book 1973. Washington, 1973. Quarto, original textured navy cloth. $850. First edition of this souvenir program book from Nixon’s second inauguration, inscribed: “Best Wishes from Richard Nixon.” Numerous photographs—many full-page and in color—and copious quotations from Nixon’s addresses commemorate the highlights of his first term, including his historic trip to China, and anticipate his second. Without original dust jacket. Fine.

“We Are Determined To Make Every American Citizen The Subject Of His Country’s Interest And Concern”

Woodrow Wilson’s 1917 Inaugural Address, Boldly Signed By Him

8. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Delivered at the Capitol Washington, D.C. January 20, 1937. Washington, 1937. Octavo, staple-bound as issued, original gray paper wrappers; pp. IX. $400.

9. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) WILSON, Woodrow. Inaugural Address of President Woodrow Wilson 1917. Washington, 1917. Slim octavo, contemporary full red morocco gilt; pp. 6, custom clamshell box. $8000.

Special limited edition printing of Roosevelt’s 1937 inaugural address, one of only 100 quarto-size copies delivered to the White House on February 18, 1937 in response to an order received by the Government Printing Office on January 25, 1937, just two days after the publication of the first edition.

Very scarce first edition of Wilson’s momentous 1917 Inaugural Address, delivered March 5, 1917, only one month before he called Congress into session and urged war against Germany, signed by Wilson.

This speech, delivered at the inauguration of Roosevelt’s second term as president, focused on the country’s progress following the enactment of broad New Deal legislation and urged the American people to continue pushing forward toward a better and more effective democracy. Fine.


Elected to his second term in office, “Woodrow Wilson beheld the American presidency as the very fulcrum of change” (Ambrosius, 4). Speaking to the nation on March 5 in this Inaugural Address, “as World War I raged and one month before the United States entered the conflict, Wilson said, ‘The tragical events of the 30 months of vital turmoil through which we have just passed have made us citizens of the world. There can be no turning back.’ He set forth his goals—a world in which all nations were ‘equally interested in the peace of the world and the stability of free peoples, and equally responsible for their maintenance’—a clear preview of his Fourteen Points and the League of Nations” (Wall Street Journal). As stipulated in the Constitution, Wilson took the Oath of Office on March 4, but because it was a Sunday, he was sworn in privately in the President’s Room of the Capitol. The public inauguration was held the next day from the East Portico of the Capitol. Soon “news arrived in Washington that German submarines had sunk three American merchant ships… Calling Congress into session on April 2, the president recommended war against Germany… On April 6, Congress voted overwhelmingly to declare war” (Ambrosius 31-32). Issued same year as the GPO edition with reports from Inaugural committees and select correspondence, no priority established.


“To Enliven Morality With Wit” 11. (ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard, et al.). The Spectator. WITH: The Tatler. WITH: The Guardian. London, 1822. Together, twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf gilt. $1800. Early 19th-century edition, with engraved title page vignettes, handsomely bound.

Outstanding Archive From The 1949 Presidential Inauguration 10. (PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURALS) TRUMAN, Harry. Archive of nine items from the 1949 presidential inauguration including inscribed inaugural address. Washington, 1949. Collection of nine items, custom clamshell box. $12,500. Rare and extraordinary archive of material related to Truman’s 1949 inauguration, one of the most elaborate and expensive inaugurations in history, including a first edition of the inaugural address inscribed: “It’s still good policy! Harry Truman. 11/8/56”; an invitation to the inaugural on behalf of the governor of Missouri and his wife; a presidential invitation to the inauguration ceremonies; an invitation to the reception at the National Gallery; an inauguration program; programs for the inauguration dinner and ball; and two tickets to the presidential reviewing section at the inauguration. As Truman assumed the presidency upon Roosevelt’s death, it was not until 1948 that Truman was forced to run at the top of the ticket in a presidential race. The 1948 electoral season proved highly contentious, with Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey heavily favored to win the election. Canvassing the country by train on his famous “whistlestop” tour, Truman spoke to small towns across the country, attacking Dewey and drumming up excitement wherever he went. When the Chicago Tribune went to press on November 3rd, it ran the infamous headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman.” In fact, Truman had trounced Dewey by three percentage points. Anticipating Dewey’s win, the Republican Congress has provided tremendous funds for

These famous and influential periodicals, originally published between 1709 and 1714, consisted of essays by Addison, Richard Steele, Alexander Pope, Thomas Tickell and other contributors. Macaulay considered them “perhaps the finest Essays, both serious and playful, in the English language.” Together Addison and Steele set the pattern and established the vogue for the periodical in the 18th century. Light foxing to text; extremities of contemporary calf mildly rubbed. Very handsome.

The First English Publication Of Anna Akhmatova 12. AKHMATOVA, Anna. Forty-Seven Love Poems. London, 1927. Slim octavo, original blue cloth. $1500. Limited first edition of the first English translation of Akhmatova’s poetry, one of only 300 copies, with photographic frontispiece portrait. Along with Mandelstam and her husband, poet Nikolai Gumilev, Akhmatova was one of the leaders of Acmeism, “a poetic movement which preferred the virtues of classicism, firmness, structure, to the apocalyptic haze and ideological preoccupations” of the Russian Symbolists (Thomas, You Will Hear Thunder, 1). Gumilev was executed by the Bolsheviks, and Akhmatova and her son were subjected to intense persecution under Stalin’s regime. This translation by Natalie Duddington (who also provides an insightful introduction) marks the first appearance of Akhmatova’s work in English; she had already published five books of poetry in Russian, the first appearing in 1912, when she was only 23. Without original dust jacket. Interior fine; light toning to spine. Scarce.

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the inauguration in the budget. As a result, Truman’s inauguration was one of the most elaborate ever. Inaugural address with owner name excised and small expert paper repair to margin of first page. Fine.

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6 “In Memory Of Your Inspiring Demonstrations”: Warmly Inscribed By Bill Wilson 13. (ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS) [WILSON, Bill]. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: A Brief History of A.A. New York, 1957. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $7000. First edition of Bill Wilson’s early history of Alcoholics Anonymous, warmly inscribed by him: “Dear Jere—This in memory of your inspiring demonstrations and your constant friendship. Gratefully, Bill. B[edford] H[ills], Xmas ‘57.” “An inside and wide-angled view” of Alcoholics Anonymous from various perspectives, including the medical and religious. Stated first edition with H-G on copyright page. Near-fine.

Inscribed By Lois Wilson, Wife Of The Founder Of Alcoholics Anonymous 14. (ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS) [WILSON, Lois]. Lois Remembers. New York, 1979. Quarto, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $1500. First edition of the story of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, as told by Lois Wilson, wife of the founder, inscribed: “Devotedly, Lois B. Wilson.” Lois Wilson co-founded Al-Anon, a support organization for the families and friends of alcoholics. This is her account of the early years of A.A. and the founding of Al-Anon. With black-and-white photographic plates and in-text illustrations. Date written in another hand above Lois Wilson’s inscription. Near-fine.


Signed And Inscribed By Dorothy Allison

First edition of the author’s first novel, inscribed: “For ----, with my great appreciation for his kind words, Dorothy Allison, Monte Rio, CA, September 30th, 1992.”

Two Signed By Edward Albee

The author’s semi-autobiographical first novel about a daughter’s relationship with her mother in the face of abuse by her stepfather was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992. Fine.

15. ALBEE, Edward. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? New York, 1962. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $2500.

Early English Printing Of The Declaration Of Independence

First edition of Albee’s award-winning play, boldly signed by him. Near-fine.

20. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ANNUAL REGISTER. The Annual Register For the Year 1776. London, 1779. Octavo, contemporary full speckled brown calf. $1600. 20

16. ALBEE, Edward. Seascape. A Play in Two Acts. New York, 1975. 12mo, original printed paper wrappers. $175. New edition, signed by the playwright on the front wrapper. Albee won his second Pulitzer for this study of two couples—one human, the other reptilian. Published the same year as the first edition. Near-fine.

Signed By Sherman Alexie 17. ALEXIE, Sherman. Reservation Blues. New York, 1995. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket.  $175. First edition of Alexie’s first novel, signed by him. Fine.

Warmly Inscribed By Nelson Algren 18. ALGREN, Nelson. A Walk on the Wild Side. New York, 1956. Octavo, original half yellow paper-covered boards, dust jacket. $950. First edition of Algren’s best-known novel, inscribed: “For Hazel Ferguson, Real good wishes, same as always, from Nelson Algren, May 22, 1956.” Set in the New Orleans during the Great Depression, this is Algren’s “most critically acclaimed and best-known novel…

Second edition, including early printings of The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, scarce in contemporary calf. “This most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events… contains accurate accounts of the Revolutionary War… and many other American subjects” (Sabin). The Declaration of Independence appears here as “Reasons assigned by the Continental Congress, for the NorthAmerican Colonies and Provinces withdrawing their allegiance to the King of Great Britain.” The Articles of Confederation follow. Stated “Second Edition.” About-fine.

“Surely Too Much Cannot Be Offered For So Valuable A Branch Of The British Dominions…” 21. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ASHLEY, John. Memoirs and Considerations Concerning the Trade and Revenues of the British Colonies in America. London, 1740. Octavo, later three-quarter brown calf rebacked. $2800.

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19. ALLISON, Dorothy. Bastard out of Carolina. New York, 1992. Octavo, original half white cloth, dust jacket. $450.

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Algren depicts seedy hotels, dirty bars, and dingy police stations and jails while at the same time demonstrating a sympathy and tenderness for the pimps, whores, con men and losers with whom he identified” (ANB). Near-fine.

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First and only edition of this important pamphlet by a Barbados sugar plantation owner attempting to resolve sugar trade conflicts between the colonists and the British through the proposal of a series of enactments. An early and desirable example of the frenzied pamphleting that helped to kindle the Revolutionary War. This pamphlet functioned as an important adjunct to the pamphlet war that was taking place between the American colonies and Great Britain in the decades prior to the Revolution, concerning the issue of trade restrictions. It deals primarily with the issue of sugar, of particular concern to Ashley, given his ownership of a sugar plantation. Here, Ashley argues on behalf of the British colonies and compares their situation to the comparatively freer French and Dutch colonies. He notes the way that the Crown responded to the petition of the American colonists through the removal or adjustment of various restrictions and tariffs. Ashley then offers a number of possible enactments meant to alleviate the burdens on the British island colonists. The majority of these enactments are structured in order to give the island colonies a trade advantage with the Americans over the French and Dutch colonies. A second part to this work was published in 1743 (not included here). Sabin 2192. Near-fine.

“Our Cause Is Just: Our Union Is Perfect… Being With One Mind Resolved To Die Freemen, Rather Than To Live Slaves” 22. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775. London, 1776. Octavo, disbound. $2500. First English edition of the Journal of the Second Continental Congress, covering the dramatic events of MayAugust 1775, with printings of the Olive Branch Petition and Jefferson’s eloquent Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms—a precursor to the Declaration of Independence. “On 10 May 1775, when all America was buzzing with the news of Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress met at Philadelphia. No more distinguished group of men ever assembled in this country.” Under John Hancock as president, and Washington, Jefferson and Franklin among its delegates, Congress “approved the hot war that had broken out in Massachusetts, adopted the militia besieging the redcoats in Boston as the ‘Army of the United Colonies,’ [and] appointed

Colonel George Washington commander in chief” (Morison, Oxford History, 215-16). Featured within are witness accounts from the Battles of Lexington and Concord, a draft of Rules and Regulations for the Continental Army and John Dickinson’s Olive Branch Petition. Of particular importance here is Jefferson and Dickinson’s July 6th Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms—a precursor to the Declaration of Independence: “Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great… the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties, being with one mind resolved, to die Freemen rather than to live as slaves.” Preceded by the 1775 Philadelphia edition. Howes J264. About-fine.

1776 Journal Of South Carolina’s Provincial Congress, A Landmark Printing Of America’s Second State Constitution 23. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) RUTLEDGE, John et al. Journal of the Provincial Congress of South Carolina, 1776. London, 1776. Octavo, disbound. $2600. First English edition of the 1776 Journal of South Carolina’s new Provincial Congress, with a key printing of the second state constitution passed in America—conceived three months before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia would urge each colony to adopt independent governments . The new nation’s “‘state constitutions are the oldest things in the political history of America’ because they are linked to the royal colonial charters that created the earliest English settlements.” Yet in breaking from that authority, it was in those very “state constitutions…. [that] political principles of the age discovered themselves”(Graham, South Carolina State Constitution, 3). This scarce 1776 Journal of South Carolina’s Provincial Congress stands as a chief document in that revolutionary endeavor. It contains one of the first printings of the second state constitution passed in America. Covering the period from February to April 1776, the Journal aligns itself with the “Delegates of all the colonies… assembled in a General Congress at Philadelphia, ” and concludes with a speech by the state’s new president, who observes that “the Eyes of Europe, nay of the whole world, are on America” (129). First English edition, issued December 1776: an American publication appears virtually unavailable. Sabin 87365. Near-fine. 22

24. (ARCHITECTURE) VENTURI, Robert. SCOTT BROWN, Denise. IZENOUR, Steven. Learning from Las Vegas. Cambridge, Mass., 1972. Folio, original blue cloth, glassine dust jacket, custom clamshell box.  $9500.

Venturi, Scott Brown and Izenour’s manifesto expressed their critiques of the plainness of modernist architecture, and extolled the virtues of a different aesthetic in which architects were more receptive to the tastes and values of average people. “The target of Venturi’s attack is Mies van der Rohe’s formula ‘less is more’, a phrase coined to denote a form of aestheticised functionalism. Venturi’s response, illustrated by historic examples, is ‘More is not less’, or, in a particularly aggressive formulation, ‘Less is a bore’” (Kruft, 440). The influence of this work extends far beyond architecture: it is credited with inspiring the post-modern movement in art and literary and social theory. This first edition includes a section on the architectural work of the Venturi and Rauch firm, and more and larger photographs than do revised editions. With errata slip laid in. Included with book is a metal ruler from Venturi’s father’s produce stand in Philadelphia’s Italian Market, from the late 1960s. Fine.

With 75 Color Drawings By Frank Lloyd Wright 25. (ARCHITECTURE) WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Drawings for a Living Architecture. New York, 1959. Oblong folio, original salmon cloth, dust jacket. $2200. First edition, beautifully illustrated with 200 original drawings, 75 in color, by Wright. The drawings, many of which are published here for the first time, range from rough ground- and floor-plans to elaborately-detailed visions of finished structures. Scarce and fragile original dust jacket very good with light chipping, folds partially split, tape repair to verso. Book fine.

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First edition of this revolutionary book of architecture, signed by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour. With rare original glassine dust jacket.

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v itru v ius “One Of The Key Texts In The History Of French Architecture” 26. (ARCHITECTURE) (VITRUVIUS) PERRAULT, [Claude]. Les Dix Livres D’architecture de Vitruve. Paris, 1673. Large folio, periodstyle full dark brown calf gilt. $9000. First edition of Perrault’s Vitruvius, with 65 fine engraved folio plates, many double-page, and numerous in-text woodcut illustrations, beautifully bound in full period-style calf-gilt. Written in the first century B.C., the manuscript of De Architectura was lost for some time and rediscovered in the 15th century. “This handbook on classical architecture is the only Roman work inspired by Greek architecture that has come down to us. It is therefore important as our prime source of many lost Greek writings on the subject… By exemplifying the principles of classical architecture it became the fundamental architectural handbook for centuries… The classical tradition of building, with its regular proportion and symmetry and the three orders—Doric, Ionic and Corinthian—derives from this book… Alberti, Bramante, Ghiberti, Michelangelo, Vignola, Palladio and many others were directly inspired by Vitruvius” (PMM 26). Without engraved frontispiece. Fowler 418. Fine.

Asimov’s Biographical History Of Scientists

The first edition, published in 1964, contained 1000 biographies of scientists; this revised second edition updates the work with new material and new biographies. “As a scientific biographical text it remains unsurpassed, and is still used as a reference book in major libraries around the world” (White, Asimov: The Unauthorized Life, 173). Fine.

Three From Asimov’s “How Did We Find Out” Series 28. ASIMOV, Isaac. How Did We Find Out About Antarctica? New York, 1979. Slim octavo, original light blue cloth, dust jacket.$250. First edition. In Opus 200, Asimov comments: “I start[ed] another series of books for Walker & Company with which I had a good deal more fun. The title of each book in the series, which was originally suggested by my editor… was to begin How Did We Find Out. They were to deal with science history on a junior high school level… Writing the book was sheer pleasure, and I knew I had something I would continue.” These books are scarce, especially in fine condition. Fine. 29. ASIMOV, Isaac. How Did We Find Out About the Universe? New York, 1983. Slim octavo, original blue boards, dust jacket. $300. First edition. Fine. 30. ASIMOV, Isaac. How Did We Find Out About DNA? New York, 1985. Slim octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $300. First trade edition. Fine.

Inscribed By Maya Angelou 31. ANGELOU, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York, 1969. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $1500. First edition of Maya Angelou’s celebrated autobiography, boldly inscribed by the author: “Ester, Joy! Maya Angelou. Jan 6, 2007.”


Two Signed By Beckett 32. BECKETT, Samuel. Proust. New York, 1957. Slim octavo, original half brown cloth, acetate; pp. 72. $4800. Signed limited first American edition, one of only 250 copies signed by Beckett, containing the introductory epigram from Leopardi, “E fango è il mondo” (the world is mud) that was mistakenly omitted from the London edition, in scarce acetate. In 1931 Samuel Beckett published Proust, his second book, following Whoroscope (1930). In Proust “not only does Beckett show himself to be a sensitive reader but in his essay he also introduces a clearly personal view to his considerations, in his own images, his references… and in the choice of those elements in Proust’s text which he subjects to a closer study” (Tigges, Moments of Moment, 338). “By mistake, the original [1931] Chatto and Windus edition excluded the introductory quote from Leopardi, ‘E fango è il mondo’ [the world is mud] that this Grove Press” signed limited edition restored (Gluck 43). In 1957 Grove Press published this signed limited edition, an Evergreen book and a cloth trade edition. Fine. 33. BECKETT, Samuel. Imagination Dead Imagine. London, 1965. Thin octavo, original gray cloth, slipcase; pp. 14. $3600. Signed limited first edition in English, one of only 100 copies signed by Beckett. In Imagination Dead Imagine, Samuel Beckett turned to “experimentation with minimalist texts called, variously, ‘ecrits manqués, residua or texts for nothing.’” Here Beckett strikes a metaphor for “the postmodern imagination… [which] has selfdestructed into a void… no more than a memory, a memory without images, and there is, apparently, no way back” (Richard Kearney, Wake of the Imagination, 307). Printed on handmade paper, published the same year in French as Imagination Morte Imaginez. Fine.

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Revised second edition of Asimov’s important history of the lives and achievements of 1,195 great scientists from ancient times to the present.

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27. ASIMOV, Isaac. Asimov’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Garden City, 1972. Octavo, original dark blue cloth, dust jacket.  $300.

James Baldwin wrote that Angelou’s masterpiece “marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts and lives of all black men and women.” First issue, with top edge stained red. Book fine. Extremely good dust jacket with light edge-wear and one pen mark on front panel.

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Signed By Bill Lear, Buzz Aldrin, Gerald Ford, And The Author 35. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LEAR, Bill and Moya. Bill and Moya Lear: An Unforgettable Flight. Reno, 1996. Octavo, original full black calf gilt, full calf slipcase. $6500. Signed limited first edition, one of only 20 copies for presentation, signed by Moya Olsen Lear, Buzz Aldrin, Gerald Ford, and Learjet test pilots Hank Beaird and Clay Lacy, with the clipped signature of William Lear laid in. This copy specially bound by the publisher in full calf and housed in publisher’s full calf slipcase.

Signed By All Of The Mercury Seven And Inscribed By Mercury Control

Written by William Lear’s widow Moya, this is the account of the self-made man who founded Lear, Inc., and oversaw the development of the Learjet. With sixteen pages of photographs. This is a special binding; most copies of the presentation edition are found in half leather. Fine.

34. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) CARPENTER, M. Scott. COOPER, L. Gordon, Jr. GLENN, John H., Jr. GRISSOM, Virgil I. SCHIRRA, Walter M., Jr. SHEPARD, Alan B., Jr. SLAYTON, Donald K. We Seven. New York, 1962. Octavo, original black cloth with gray spine, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $11,000.

Inscribed And Signed By Charles Lindbergh And Signed By Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Book club edition, richly illustrated, inscribed: “Ted—I know you would have liked to make it eight—W,” further inscribed: “Glad you didn’t. Mercury Control Walt Williams,” and still further inscribed: “We Concur,” followed by the signatures of all seven Mercury astronauts.

First edition, association copy, signed by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and inscribed by Charles Lindbergh: “To Mrs George Kennan From Charles A. Lindbergh 1949.”

This volume offers a cohesive chronicle of the beginnings of American manned space exploration from the perspectives of the those who pioneered it, with each member of Project Mercury contributing at least three essay-length sections. In addition to the signatures of all the “Mercury Seven” astronauts, this copy bears an inscription from Walter C. Williams, who later became NASA’s Chief Engineer. “In September 1959, Williams… [became] Associate Director of the newly formed Space Task Group, which was created to carry out Project Mercury. Williams served as Director of Operations for the Project and supervised all of the Mercury missions” (NASA). Book fine. Extremely good dust jacket slightly rubbed with a few closed tears, shallow chip to spine head, light toning and a few small chips.

36. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. The Steep Ascent. New York, 1944. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3200.

“A fictional account of an actual incident…the story of a dangerous flight over the Alps made by a young couple.” The person to whom this copy is inscribed, Annalise Kennan, was the wife of George Kennan, better known as “The Father of Containment.” Kennan helped to craft the United States’ containment policy toward the Soviet Union and was largely responsible, through his writings, for the Truman Doctrine. Book near-fine, dust jacket extremely good, with a few closed tears and light rubbing to extremities.


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37. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LINDBERGH, Charles A. The Spirit of St. Louis. New York, 1953. Octavo, original silver-stamped blue cloth, dust jacket. $6800.

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First trade edition of this “rare adventure,” inscribed: “To Mina Curtiss, With best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh, 1953.” Winner of the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, this is Lindbergh’s riveting account of the first nonstop flight between the United States and Europe he undertook in 1927. “At its exciting best, this book keeps the reader cockpit close to a rare adventure” (Time). Published simultaneously with a signed, numbered “Presentation” edition. Without original dust jacket. Light rubbing to extremities and light toning to spine of original cloth. Mild wear to extremities and one closed tear to spine head of bright dust jacket. Extremely good.

Inscribed By Lindbergh 38. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LINDBERGH, Charles A. We. The Flier’s Own Story of his Life and his Transatlantic Flight. New York and London, 1927. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom clamshell box. $5000. First trade edition, inscribed: “To Charles Bolton, Charles A. Lindbergh.” With a stereoscopic view of Lindbergh in front of his plane laid in. Lindbergh’s first autobiographical work, We recounts his education as an aviator, his early career, and the 1927 flight that made him famous. Without original jacket. Interior fine, very minor rubbing to cloth spine ends. Stereoscopic view fine.


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39. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LINDBERGH, Charles A. The Wartime Journals. New York, 1970. Thick octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First edition, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, inscribed: “To Gene Gordon with best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh.” After the kidnapping and murder of their first son in 1932, the Lindberghs moved to Europe, where he was able to inspect Germany’s air force installations. “Colonel Lindbergh became convinced that German military aviation surpassed that of all other European states and might soon approach that of the United States… He feared that American involvement in the war could cost the lives of over a million young Americans… In April 1941 he joined the America First Committee and became the leading spokesman for that noninterventionist organization” (ANB). Lindbergh and his wife began to publish memoirs and journals after the close of WWII, partly in an effort to rehabilitate Lindbergh’s image, which had been badly tarnished by his involvement with the America First Committee. The present volume includes entries from 1938 to 1945. Fine.

Inscribed By Anne Morrow Lindbergh To George Kennan 40. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters 1929-1932. New York and London, 1973. Octavo, original blue and goldenrod cloth, dust jacket. $750. First edition of the second volume of Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, copiously illustrated, inscribed by the author: “For George Kennon from Anne Lindbergh, February 1973.” Covers the early years of her marriage to famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, learning to fly, coping with the press and the horror of having her first child killed in one of the most famous kidnapping cases of all time. Preceded by Bring Me a Unicorn: Diaries and Letters 1922-1928, in 1972. Near-fine.

“We Go Through Cameras The Back Way To The Courtroom” 41. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. Locked Rooms and Open Doors: Diaries and Letters 1933-1935. New York and London, 1974. Octavo, original blue and beige cloth, dust jacket. $150.


First edition of the third volume of Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Covers her five and a half-month trip with Lindbergh charting transatlantic routes in a seaplane; the trial of Bruno Hauptmann for the kidnapping and murder of her first child, Charles Jr; and the family’s move from the United States to England. Near-fine.

“The Lafayette Corps Has Played Its Part In History” 42. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) NORDHOFF, Charles, and HALL, James Norman, editors. The Lafayette Flying Corps. Boston and New York, 1920. Two volumes. Large octavo, modern half blue calf gilt. $2600. First edition, richly illustrated with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, many in color, beautifully bound. The Lafayette Flying Corps, originally named the FrancoAmerican Flying Corps, consisted primarily of Americans who wanted to fight on the side of the Allies in World War I at a time when the United States was still officially neutral. Fine.

Inscribed By Captain Rickenbacker 43. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) RICKENBACKER, Edward V. Fighting the Flying Circus. New York, 1919. Octavo, original blue cloth, renewed endpapers, custom clamshell box. $1600. First edition of the dramatic story behind Captain Eddie Rickenbacker’s World War I exploits, inscribed: “To Robt. D. Caney, With every best wish—Capt. E. V. Rickenbacker.” Commander of the renowned 94th Squadron during World War I, the first and most-decorated American squadron on the western front, Rickenbacker was “America’s top ace (Ace of Aces) in World War I” and won numerous awards for his service, including the Congressional Medal of Honor (ANB). Without extremely scarce dust jacket. Text recased in original cloth binding, light dampstaining to rear board. Very good.

Signed By Rickenbacker 44. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) RICKENBACKER, Edward V. Rickenbacker. An Autobiography. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1967. Octavo, original black and blue cloth, dust jacket. $1200. First edition, signed by Rickenbacker in the year of publication. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Very nearly fine.


48. (BALLET) GREGOR, Joseph and FÜLÖP-MILLER, René. Das Russische Theater. Zurich, 1928. Tall quarto, contemporary three-quarter crushed red morocco gilt.$2600.

Inscribed By Tom Wolfe 45. (AVIATION & SPACE EXPLORATION) WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York, 1979. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $750. First edition of this “carefully researched classic” (Burrows, 290) about America’s early space program, beautifully inscribed with Wolfe’s characteristic flourish: “To Eric Setbacken. Tom Wolfe.” About-fine.

Signature And Original Photograph Of George Balanchine 46. (BALLET) BALANCHINE, George. Photograph and signature. No place, circa 1960. Oblong folio, large print, circular line drawing, clipped signature; matted, entire piece measures 14-1/2 by 20 inches. $550. Original photograph and clipped signature of dance legend George Balanchine. Pioneering choreographer George Balanchine founded the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Fine.

Album Of 41 Original Set And Costume Designs

First edition of this comprehensive illustrated history of the Russian Theatre, “with special reference to the Revolutionary Period,” illustrated with 405 historical photographs of costume designs, stage sets and performances. Several chapters of this history of the theater are devoted to Léon Bakst, “who realized his greatest artistic success in the theatre with his designs for stage productions at the Hermitage and Alexandrinsky theaters in St. Peterburg. In 1909 he collaborated with Diaghilev in the founding of Ballets Russes, where he acted as artistic director, and his stages designs rapidly brought him international fame” (Alexander Boguslawski). Text in German. Original glossy paper wrappers bound in. Near-fine.

One Of Only 25 Sets Signed By Ambrose Bierce 49. BIERCE, Ambrose. The Collected Works. New York and Washington, 1909-12. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original full brown morocco gilt. $8200. Sumptuously bound deluxe limited “Autograph Edition” of Bierce’s collected works, one of only 25 sets signed by the author for presentation. Issued concurrently with a limited edition of 250 copies. About-fine.

47. (BALLET) DAVISON, Robert. Album of original set and costume designs. No place, circa 1941-44. Small folio, original half brown cloth over spiral binding; 41 original mounted sketches on 20 leaves and one leaf of cardstock laid in. $4800.

“How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways”

A unique and desirable piece of ballet and theater history: an album of 41 splendid original set and costume sketches and conceptual art, most done in bright gouache and watercolor, by accomplished theatrical designer Robert Davison.

Peter Pauper Press edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poems, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son in polished dark green calf. About-fine.

50. BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portuguese. Mount Vernon, circa 1930. Slim octavo, contemporary three-quarter polished green calf. $700.

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This excellent collection of 41 original set and costume sketches, executed primarily on heavy art paper in gouache and watercolor (some in ink). Identified designs include ones for The Barber of Seville, Cheval Danse Anfossee, Fingal’s Cave, Flippo the Erewon, Life of Man, Miracle in the Mountains, Mon. Avanale par d’Indy, Moonlight Sonata, La Portugaise, Le Triomphe de l’Amour and Zenobia Bonaventura. Many of the pieces are signed and dated by Davison. A captivating collection of original art.

book without title page; text conforms to Griffiths 1683:2. Scattered light marginal dampstaining, tear with loss to leaf O1 of prayer book; marginal paper repair to first leaf. Excellent condition.

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Very Handsome 1699 King James Bible 53. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. London, 1699. Small thick octavo, contemporary full brown morocco gilt rebacked with original spine laid down. $3800. 1699 edition of the magisterial King James Bible, most handsome in full contemporary morocco-gilt.

Splendidly Illustrated By Barbier 51. BARBIER, George. Guirlande des Mois. Paris, 1919-1920. Two volumes. 16mo, original illustrated silk, dust jackets and slipcases; custom clamshell box.  $1600. First edition of the 1919 and 1920 editions of this almanac series, beautifully illustrated with 12 pochoir color plates by George Barbier in his characteristic Art Deco style. George Barbier began his career as a costume and set designer for the Ballet Russes and later created décors and costumes for music-halls, movies and the Folies Bergère. Renowned for his fashion illustrations for the leading magazines of the time, his artistic style is recognized by a characteristically elegant, stylized line with some classical Greek influence. Between 1916 and 1921 Barbier produced this series of almanacs. Text in French. With an extra copy of one plate bound in. Fine condition. See cover for additional illustrations.


With engraved architectural title page and separate New Testament title page. Includes Apocrypha (not called for by Table of Contents or by gatherings). Bound with contemporary editions of the Book of Common Prayer (1697) and Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter (1699). Occasional tears, minor restoration to a few leaves. Binding fine.

“Even The Learned Do Not Act With Humility… If In Reading The Holy Scriptures They Rely Wholly On Their Own Judgment Unassisted” 54. BIBLE. The Holy Bible. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford, 1818-25. Four volumes. Thick folio, mid-20th century full pebbled black morocco gilt. $4200. Third edition of D’Oyly and Mant’s three-volume, copiously annotated study edition of the King James Bible, illustrated with 56 engraved plates and 8 engraved maps (two folding), together with the third edition of Mant’s similarly scholarly edition of the Book of Common Prayer, all volumes uniformly and handsomely bound in full, ornately giltdecorated morocco.

1683 King James Bible, In Handsome Contemporary Calf 52. BIBLE. Holy Bible. BOUND WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Cambridge, 1683. Thick octavo, contemporary full polished brown calf rebacked. $2800. 1683 edition of the magisterial King James Version of the Bible, handsomely bound in contemporary calf. First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the impact of the King James Version on piety, language and literature is incalculable. This edition with engraved architectural general title page, separate New Testament title page and decorative woodcut initials; includes Apocrypha. Bound with contemporary editions of the Book of Common Prayer and Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter. Prayer



Oxford 1775 edition of the Book of Common Prayer—the magisterial treasury of ritual, prayer and Scripture that has indelibly shaped the piety and literature of the English-speaking world—distinguished in contemporary morocco-gilt. Bound with a 1776 edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ popular metrical psalter. Fine.

Illustrated Edition Of The Brontës’ Works

55. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1746. Small quarto, contemporary full brown morocco gilt rebacked and recornered with original spine laid down. $2200. Mid-18th century edition of the Book of Common Prayer in beautiful contemporary morocco-gilt. First authorized in 1549, the Book of Common Prayer is, “as a source of spiritual inspiration… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). This edition illustrated with woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorative initials and bound in handsome contemporary, elaborately gilt-tooled morocco. Bound with a 1744 edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter. Scattered light foxing. Beautifully bound.

“… For Most Englishmen Second Only To The Bible” 56. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford, 1775. Octavo, contemporary full paneled red morocco gilt. $2500.

57. BRONTË, Charlotte. The Life and Works of Charlotte Brontë and Her Sisters. London, 1895-96. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $3800. “Illustrated” edition of the works of Charlotte Brontë and her sisters, each volume with engraved frontispiece, title page and three engraved plates. The collected novels of the Bronte sisters, including the important Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell. Occasional light foxing, one volume with expert inner hinge repair. A handsome set.

“One Of The Great Books Of American Illustrations” 58. BRYANT, William Cullen. Picturesque America. New York, 1872-74. Two volumes. Thick folio, original full green morocco gilt. $2500. First edition in book form, illustrated with 49 full-page steelengraved early American views, in handsome publisher’s deluxe morocco-gilt bindings. “One of the great books of American illustrations… The best landscapes engraved in this country are to be found here” (Hamilton, 216). The text was actually written by Oliver B. Bunce, whose phraseology was edited by Bryant. First published in 48 parts. Near-fine.

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“The annotated Bible prepared by D’Oyly and Mant… still retains considerable popularity. It was followed by an edition of the prayer-book (1820), on a somewhat similar plan, by Mant alone” (all quotations, DNB). Illustrated with 8 engraved maps and plans (two folding) and 56 engraved plates highlighting some of the most dramatic moments of Scriptural narrative. Includes Apocrypha. Bound with the 1818 edition of Bellamy’s Concordance. First published 1814; the second edition, apparently identical to this, appeared in 1817 (see Darlow & Moule 1072, Herbert 1658). Fine.

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john ca ssin Rare Presentation/Association Copy Of Cassin’s Illustrations Of The Birds Of California, Inscribed By Cassin To Naturalist Bernard Ross 59. (BIRDS) CASSIN, John. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Philadelphia, 1862. Thick octavo, original brown cloth, chemise and custom clamshell box. $15,000. Second edition of Cassin’s splendidly illustrated work on Western birds, featuring 50 brilliant hand-colored lithographic plates, including many of species discovered after Audubon’s Birds and intended to supplement that great work, this superb volume an exceptionally rare presentation/association copy inscribed to renowned naturalist and Hudson Bay trader Bernard Ross: “From John Cassin to Bernard Ross.” Cassin’s Birds of California is among the most significant and earliest books “representative of the era of western expansion of American ornithology” (Ellis & Mengel), and contains full-page plates and detailed descriptions of 50 species of birds “not given by former American authors.” The plates for Cassin were made from drawings by G.G. White and executed along the same lines as Audubon’s: the lithographer, William Hitchcock, and the printer, J.T. Bowen, had worked extensively on Audubon’s Birds and on the Quadrupeds as well. Initially published in ten parts between 1852 and 1855, and in book form in 1856. This rare presentation/association copy is memorably inscribed to Bernard Rogan Ross, a chief trader of Hudson Bay Company and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society whose support of Cassin and other naturalists, together with his own contribution of specimens to the Smithsonian, led to the naming of the Ross goose (Anser rossii) after him. With Ross’ bookplate. Near-fine.



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60. (BIRDS) DAWSON, William Leon. The Birds of California: A Complete and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State. San Diego, 1923. Four volumes. Thick folio, original three-quarter green morocco gilt. $2500. Deluxe large-paper “Santa Barbara” edition, one of only 100 copies containing early sheets of the “format de luxe,” wonderfully illustrated with 110 full-page color-printed plates, 120 duotones, 30 photogravures and hundreds of in-text line cuts and halftone photographs. Assembled by one of the leading ornithologists of the early 20th century, the Birds of California is among the most definitive works relating to the birds of a specific state. Dawson’s detailed entries on each bird are written to satisfy both the scientist and recreational bird-watcher, at once informative and highly readable. This superbly illustrated edition includes artistic renderings as well as photographs of the species in their natural environs. Fine. 62

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With 54 Fine Color Plates 61. (BIRDS) GENTRY, Thomas George. Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States. Philadelphia, 1882. Large quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $2800. First edition in book form of this popular treatise on the nesting habits of North American birds, with frontispiece portrait, chromolithographic title page and 54 beautiful color plates by Edwin Sheppard. Originally published in 25 parts from 1880-82, Gentry’s work was a popular chronicle of the nesting habits of 50 species of North American birds. The 54 vivid plates by Edwin Sheppard, “acknowledged as the best ornithological artist in America” (Bennett, 44), depict nests, eggs and the birds themselves. Fine.

Signed By Bukowski And With Original Photographs 62. BUKOWSKI, Charles. Horsemeat. Santa Barbara, 1982. Folio, original white paper boards. $4000. Signed limited first edition, one of 125 copies (of which 100 were for sale), signed by Charles Bukowski and photographer Michael Montfort, with mounted cover color photographic print and 20 hand-mounted, exhibition-size, color photographic prints of Bukowski at the racetrack. “Montfort and Bukowski collaborated on several projects, such as the 1982 folio Horsemeat, which documented Bukowski during a two-day stint at Santa Anita… Viewing Montfort’s photos, you get a taste of why Bukowski was such a colossal talent. Even in the posed shots, there’s something uncompromising, raw and authentic about the way he looks that is mirrored in his writings” (Salon). Fine.

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Limited First Edition Of Fire Station, One Of Only 100 Copies Printed, With A Signed Typed Letter From Charles Bukowski To Poet Cid Corman


63. BUKOWSKI, Charles. Fire Station. Santa Barbara, 1970. Octavo, original black paper boards, glassine dust jacket. WITH: Typed letter signed. Los Angeles, October 1962. Single leaf, measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches.  $2400. Limited first edition, one of only 100 hardcover copies printed, accompanied by a typed airmail envelope and typed letter to poet Cid Corman that reads: “Oct. something 1962 Dear Mr. corman: thank u for the ‘revolving door’ criticism. Yes, I would like the poems back. I do not keep carbons. One dollar enclosed as per request. Charles Bukowski 1623 N. Mariposa Ave. Los Angeles 27, Calif. p.s.—mush up on Saki. (signed) Charles Bukowski.” Corman, a famous American poet who served as editor of Origin, a prominent poetry magazine, came to be known in particular for his influence on the Beat, Objectivist, and Black Mountain poets. Corman and Bukowski were both published by Black Sparrow Press for much of their careers. Fine. 63

“In Fact Or In Fiction… Tarzan Could Last Forever” 65. BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan’s Quest. Tarzana, California, 1936. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1800. First edition of Burroughs’ 21st Tarzan novel, “the final appearance of Jane as a major character in the Tarzan series,” in scarce laminated dust jacket. This Tarzan novel was the last one illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Near-fine.

“You Have Never Seen Such A Man As Tarzan Of The Apes” 66. BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the Forbidden City. Tarzana, California, 1938. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $2000. First edition of the 22nd Tarzan novel, illustrated by his youngest son John with full color dust jacket, four plates and the only color frontispiece ever published in a Burroughs book. The cover image of heroine Helen Gregory is based on John’s wife Jane. Fine.

“Fare Thee Well! And If For Ever— Still For Ever, Fare Thee Well” Beautifully Bound Limited Edition Of Burns’ Works

67. BYRON. Poems. London, 1816. Octavo, 19th-century full tan calf gilt. $2500.

64. BURNS, Robert. The Complete Works. Edinburgh, 1896-97. Four volumes in eight. Octavo, contemporary full navy morocco gilt.  $4500.

First edition, second issue, including the first appearances of “Fare thee well,” “When we two parted” and “There be none of Beauty’s daughters.” Handsomely bound by Wood.

Beautiful Centenary Library Edition, one of only 750 sets numbered and signed by the publisher.

Written and published shortly after Byron and his wife, Lady Annabella Milbanke, had separated after being married for one year. In April 1816 Byron left England for the Continent, never to return and never again to see his wife or their daughter. Second issue, published in the same year as the first, with the poem “To Samuel Rogers,” not included in the first issue. Bound without half title. About-fine.

The best edition of Burns’ works, edited by W. E. Henley and Thomas H. Henderson, including all of Burns’ famous poems and songs. Interiors fine. A lovely and scarce set, beautifully bound.

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edwa rd bur ne - jones “The Forms Divinely Beautiful” 68. BURNE-JONES, Edward. Large original study for The Sirens. No place, circa 1870. Colored chalks on brown paper; handsomely matted and framed, entire framed piece measures 19 by 25 inches. $16,500. Splendid original chiaroscuro colored chalk drawing, a large preliminary compositional study for The Sirens. Burne-Jones, leading painter and designer of Victorian England and among the most important of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, is best known for his collaborations with William Morris, for whom he designed stained glass and tapestries and illustrated some of the Kelmscott Press publications, including the magnificent 1896 Kelmscott Chaucer. Of his own haunting work he stated, “I mean by a picture a beautiful romantic dream, of something that never was, never will be—in a light better than any that ever shone…—and the forms divinely beautiful” (Chilvers, 79-80). This beautiful work is a preliminary compositional study for The Sirens, which Burne-Jones began to paint in 1870 but, despite many attempts over two decades, was never able to finish. A pastel (circa 1875) in a Spanish private collection and a watercolor (circa 1875) in the South African National Gallery are both reminiscent of this drawing. A lovely original work, wonderfully framed.

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“In These Lands, The Horse-Thief Is The Great Enemy Of Mankind” 69. BURTON, Richard F. The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California. London, 1861. Octavo, original green cloth, custom clamshell box. $3800. First edition of this important travel narrative exploring 19th-century America from the civilized East to the Wild West, with an extensive look at the early Mormon community including an interview with Brigham Young, illustrated with a folding plan of Salt Lake City, a folding chart, frontispiece and eight plates. Burton’s view of America is “fresh, lively, sharp and pertinent. The City of the Saints is one of his best works… a rare account by an experienced traveler who was alert to every detail, to language, to the nuances of a dynamic developing nation that showed high civilization on its eastern coast and progressive barbarism as one traveled westward. Here are emigrants, soldiers, desperadoes, wanderers, frontier women… lists of routes and way stops, the legal system and frontier justice, analyses of raw materials… it is mid-century America in 500 pages” (Rice, 334-35). Burton’s dedicated immersion into the culture of Mormonism makes this one of the best and most complete travel narratives about Salt Lake City written by a non-Mormon. Near-fine.

Beautifully Illustrated Set Of Burton’s Arabian Nights, Handsomely Bound 70. BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. London, 1897. Eleven of twelve volumes. Octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter red morocco gilt. $3000. Illustrated “Library Edition” of Burton’s classic translation of The Arabian Nights, with 68 plates after Albert Letchford, handsomely bound in morocco-gilt. The Nichols editions—one in 1894, not illustrated, and this 1897 edition with Letchford’s plates—were the first complete editions of Burton’s translation after the rare, 16-volume first edition of 1885. These complete editions preceded only by an expurgated edition issued by Burton’s wife shortly after his death. Without Volume XII, one of the volumes of Supplemental Nights. Interiors generally clean. Spine gilt bright.


Inscribed By Truman Capote 71. CAPOTE, Truman. Local Color. New York, 1950. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $2500.

In the nine essays collected in Local Color, Capote first displays the creative shift from fiction to reportage that ultimately produced his masterpiece—In Cold Blood (1965). Written from 1946-50, in pieces Capote later described as “a written geography of my life,” Hollywood, New York, Brooklyn, Haiti, Europe, Ischia, Tangier, Spain and his native New Orleans are portrayed in the shimmering prose that became Capote’s legacy. Near-fine. 72

“Nothing Short Of The Loss Of My Life Shall Prevent Me From Becoming Their Historian” 73. CATLIN, George. North American Indians. Edinburgh, 1926. Two volumes. Large octavo, early 20th-century full red straight-grain morocco gilt. $3500. Later edition of Catlin’s monumental history, with 309 chromolithographs on 180 plates and three color-printed maps (one folding). Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Rivière. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out for the West from his home in Pennsylvania in 1830 to record on canvas North American Indians and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his “Indian Gallery,” an enormous collection of artifacts as well as more than four hundred paintings, including portraits and scenes of tribal life. His North American Indians, first published with uncolored plates in 1841, is “one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject” (Sabin 11536). Interiors extraordinarily bright and fine, spines toned. 73

“Most People See The Surface That’s Funny, But There’s A Lot That Goes On…” 72. CALDER, Alexander. Calder’s Circus. New York, 1972. Square octavo, original yellow cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. $1800. Signed limited first edition, one of 100 copies boldly signed by Calder, with numerous photographs—many full-page and 12 pages in color—of the artist’s celebrated circus sculptures, paintings and drawings. “One of his most famous projects, the ‘Calder Circus’… was a miniature reproduction of an actual circus. Made from wire, cork, wood, cloth and other easily found materials, the ‘Circus’ was a working display that Calder would show regularly. A mix between a diorama, a child’s toy and a fair game, Calder’s

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First edition of Capote’s first non-fiction book, inscribed: “For Jack Keating, Thank you for a most interesting morning, Truman Capote,” with 18 rich photogravure plates juxtaposed against Capote’s text, including images by Cartier-Bresson, Louis Faurer, Bill Brandt and others.

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‘Circus’ found many eager fans among the avant-garde” (PBS, American Masters). This volume showcases Calder’s Circus in all its forms, not only the original wire miniatures but the mobiles, jewelry, drawings and paintings he added to it throughout his career. Not to be confused with the signed limited portfolio of 16 photolithographic prints of the same title, issued in 1964. Simultaneously issued in wrappers. About-fine.

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With 28 Original Chagall Prints 74. (CHAGALL, Marc) CAIN, Julien and SORLIER, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall. Monte Carlo and New York, 1960-86. Six volumes. Folio, original beige cloth, dust jackets, acetates. $11,500. First American edition (Volume V first French) of all six volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s lithographs, richly illustrated with 28 original lithographs (including the dust jackets), in original acetates (cardboard slipcase on Volume IV). “Chagall’s emblematic irrationality shook off all outside influences: color governed his compositions, calling up chimerical processions of memory where reality and the imaginary are woven into a single legend, born in Vitebsk and dreamed in Paris” (Dictionary of Modern Art). Volumes I and II contain 24 of the original 28 lithographs published throughout the series. Very scarce as a complete set. Published simultaneously in French and in a deluxe edition of only 100 copies. Books fine, lightest shelf-wear to original dust jackets, several acetates chipped.

75. CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows. New York, 1962. Folio, original red cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. $3000.

Illustrated are various drafts as well as the final versions of the 12 stained glass windows (one for each of the tribes of Israel) designed by Chagall for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. Issued the same year from the same press as the very similar French edition. Without original acetate wrapper. Near-fine.

Boldly Signed By Chagall, With Seven Original Lithographs 76. CHAGALL, Marc. Vitraux pour Jerusalem. Monte Carlo, 1963. Folio (11 by 14 inches), loose gatherings in original cover printed with Chagall lithograph, original cloth clamshell box, custom clamshell box. $13,500. Signed limited edition of Chagall’s Jerusalem Windows, one of only 270 copies, boldly signed by Chagall and publisher André Sauret, with seven original lithographs (including the cover) and numerous beautiful lithographic reproductions of the artist’s work. “The light that emanates from the twelve stained glass windows bathes the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Center in a special glow. The sun filters through the brilliant colors of the stained glass capturing their radiance. Even in the misty haze of a cloudy day, Chagall’s genius transforms time and space” (Hadassah Medical Organization). At the dedication, Chagall spoke of the joy he felt in bringing “my modest gift to the Jewish people, who have always dreamt of biblical love, of friendship and peace among all people… My hope is that I hereby extend my hand to seekers of culture, to poets and to artists among the neighboring people.” Text and Notes in French by Jean Leymarie. Issued a year after the French trade edition and the Englishlanguage edition titled Jerusalem Windows (each with only two original lithographs). Fine.

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First edition, with two original color lithographs specially prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful color reproductions of the artist’s work.

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Signed By Bobby Fischer

the youngest-ever world chess champion at 22. His greatness was also enduring. Kasparov held the world championship from 1985 to 2000, and even after losing the title he retained the highest ranking in the world. Perhaps more significantly, as he neared middle age at the dawn of the 21st century, Kasparov was one of the few human beings left who could effectively compete with the top chess computers” (Shenk, 205). This, his first book, offers analysis of 21 of Kasparov’s matches. With chess diagrams and blackand-white photographs. In Russian. Light damp staining to top edge of text block. Very good.

77. (CHESS) FISCHER, Bobby. Bobby Fischer’s Games of Chess. New York, 1959. Slim octavo, original gray paper-covered boards, dust jacket. $7000. First edition of the chess prodigy’s first book, written when he was 15 years old, signed by him. At age six, Fischer and his older sister taught themselves chess from the printed instructions that came with their first chess set. At age 13, Fischer became the youngest national junior chess champion in the United States; the following year, he became the United States’ youngest senior chess champion. In 1958, at the age of 15, he became the youngest grandmaster in the history of chess. The pinnacle of his chess career was his defeat of the U.S.S.R. champion Boris Spassky for the world championship in 1972. This volume, Fischer’s first book, covers 34 games that he played between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, against such seasoned opponents as Arthur Feuerstein, Samuel Reshevsky, Pal Benko, Bent Larsen, Mikhail Tal, and Tigran Petrosian. Fine.

80. (CHESS) KASPAROV, Garry and TRELFORD, Donald. Unlimited Challenge: An Autobiography. New York, 1990. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $350. First American edition of the Russian chess champion’s autobiography, signed by Kasparov and dated 04.02.2004. First published in Great Britain in 1987 under the title Child of Change; this revised version also published simultaneously in Great Britain. Fine. 81. (CHESS) KASPAROV, Garry. Learn Chess with Garry Kasparov. London, 2002. Slim octavo, original stiff paper covers. $200.

Inscribed By Vishy Anand 78. (CHESS) ANAND, Vishy and NUNN, John. My Best Games of Chess. London, 1998. Octavo, original stiff photographic paper covers. $250.

Later edition of this chess tutorial, signed by Kasparov and dated 02.04.04. Designed to help advanced players improve their games, Learn Chess offers 24 lessons with illustrative games by chess grandmasters. Fine.

First edition of the Indian chess master’s analysis of his games, inscribed: “Good luck! V Anand, 8-7-05.” In 2000, Viswanathan Anand became the 15th official world chess champion and the first Asian to hold the title. In 2004, Anand was ranked #1 in the world. In this, his first book, he analyzes 40 of his own games, offers practical tips for advanced players and provides 30 positional puzzles to solve. Fine.

Four Signed By Garry Kasparov 79. (CHESS) KASPAROV, Garry. Испьітание Времнем [The Test of Time]. Baku, 1985. Octavo, original brown leatherette. $450. First edition of the Russian chess champion’s first book, a combination of game analysis and autobiography, signed by Kasparov in Cyrillic and dated 12/03/2006. “When Kasparov was six, he shocked his family by solving a difficult endgame puzzle from the newspaper… Sixteen years and many thousands of training hours later, Kasparov became

82. (CHESS) KASPAROV, Garry. My Great Predecessors. London, 2003-06. Five volumes. Octavo, original red paper-covered boards, dust jackets  $2800.


First editions of chess champion Kasparov’s study of previous chess greats, each volume signed by Kasparov in Roman letters. In the series My Great Predecessors, Kasparov gives tribute to some of the greatest chess champions with brief biographies and in-depth analyses of games in algebraic notation. Volume I looks at chess legends Wilhelm Steinitz, Emanuel Lasker, Jose Raul Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine; Volume II enters the modern era with Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov and Mikhail Tal; Volume III covers Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky; Volume IV is devoted primarily to Bobby Fischer; and Volume V studies current greats Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov. Volume is first edition, second printing; all other volumes are first printings. Fine.

children ’s liter ature appearing before the princess; the soldier and witch from “The Tinder Box”; the Snow Queen; and the swineherd claiming a kiss. This work was published in identical editions between 1938 and the early 1950s making any identification of the first edition impossible; all early editions are considered quite desirable. Near-fine.

83. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) AESOP. Fables, of Aesop. London, 1793. Two volumes. Royal octavo, early 20th-century full tan polished calf gilt. $2000. First Stockdale edition of Aesop’s fables, beautifully printed and illustrated with 112 fine copper engravings by such notable British artists as Stothard, Clark, Chapman and Bromley, handsomely bound by Kaufmann.

One Of “The Two Best Books Of My Career” 86. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BAUM, L. Frank. The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Chicago, 1913. Octavo, original green cloth. $3500.

“It is difficult to imagine what our English speech ever did without recourse to the early bird, to the fox and the sour grapes in whom the simplest person can see himself, to the tortoise who has brought encouragement to generations of plodders” (Meigs et al., 34).

First edition of Baum’s seventh Oz book, the introduction of one of his most beloved characters, profusely illustrated by John Neill with numerous color and black-andwhite text illustrations, many full page.

With Over 80 Engravings By The Brothers Dalziel, All Magnificently Hand-Colored 84. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. What the Moon Saw: And Other Tales. London, 1866. Square octavo, original red cloth rebacked with original spine laid down. $2800. Early edition, with frontispiece, illustrated title page, and 80 in-text engravings by the Brothers Dalziel after artwork by A.W. Bayes, all beautifully and vibrantly hand-colored. Intended as a sequel to Andersen’s 1864 Stories and Tales and aimed at slightly older children, this book of fairy tales and stories deals with more complex moral questions, while still incorporating Andersen’s characteristic imaginative and fantasy elements. Translated by H.W. Dulcken. The first edition of this book was published in 1865; the title story was first published in 1840. Text unusually clean, only minor soiling to original cloth.

With Four Beautiful Fairy Tale Pop-Ups 85. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (ANDERSEN, Hans Christian) GIRAUD, S. Louis, editor. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Stories. London, circa 1938. Quarto, original paper boards. $300. Early edition of this collection of fairy tales, with color frontispiece and four elaborate paper pop-ups. The four pop-ups contained in this collection of Hans Christian Andersen stories depict Hans Clodhopper

Baum himself considered this work one of “the two best books of my career” (Rogers, 184). In first state binding. Without extremely scarce original dust jacket. Near-fine. 86

“If There Is A Universal Symbol For Childhood, Babar The Elephant Is Probably It” 87. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BRUNHOFF, Jean de. Histoire de Babar, Le Petit Éléphant. Paris 1931. Folio, original half blue cloth. $3500. First edition, first issue of the first Babar book, with the author’s wonderful color illustrations, one of the great classics of children’s literature. 87

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“The original Babar books were oversized in format, with the text printed in script. Subsequent editions have taken every imaginable shape and form, but the luxuriously large volumes are still the best way to fully appreciate Jean de Brunhoff’s mastery of the picture-book form” (Silvey, 191). First issue, with no elephant logo on verso of title page. Text in French. Light foxing to text, a bit of rubbing and soiling to bright attractive binding. Extremely good.

The first edition was issued in August 1911; this deluxe issue (not listed in BAL) was printed shortly after in a larger format with five beautiful color tipped-in plates. Plates and text clean and fine, cloth with minimal rubbing and slight spotting to front board.

Inscribed With A Wonderful Original Drawing By Bemelmans 89. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Rosebud. New York, 1942. Slim folio, original boards expertly respined. $3200.

“One Of The Great Children’s Novels Of All Time”

First edition, boldly inscribed: “for Harold Gould from Rosebud Bemelmans,” and with a wonderful full-page drawing of a rabbit (Rosebud) in Bemelmans’ hand.

88. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. New York, 1911. Octavo, original green cloth, mounted cover illustration.  $1250. Deluxe illustrated “gift issue” of “one of the greatest children’s novels of all time,” beautifully illustrated by Maria Kirk with five mounted color plates and a mounted color cover illustration.


This charming children’s book follows the adventures of Rosebud, a small rabbit who outwits some larger animals who thought him insignificant. Without scarce original dust jacket. Covers bright, with minor expert color restoration.

lew is ca rroll Inscribed By Lewis Carroll To A Young Girl In The Year Of Publication 90. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) CARROLL, Lewis. Through the LookingGlass, and What Alice Found There. London, 1872. Small octavo, modern full red morocco gilt with pictorial designs after the original cloth. $17,000. Rare presentation first edition, first issue of Carroll’s second Alice volume, inscribed by the author: “Beatrice Wallich, from the Author, Christmas 1871”—one of only 101 presentation copies inscribed by him at the time of publication, and one of only 83 known to exist— handsome in pictorial morocco-gilt after the original cloth (bound in). Readers young and old eagerly anticipated Caroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1866)—15,500 copies were sold prior to publication. Carroll inscribed only 101 copies of this book at the time of publication (December 1871). According to noted Carroll expert Edward Wakeling, only 83 of these copies are known to exist, of which Beatrice Wallich’s is one. Beatrice was the third daughter of noted naturalist Dr. George Wallich, with whom Carroll shared an interest in photography. During the 1870s and 1880s, Wallich “became an accomplished photographer, publishing privately a volume of excellent portraits of contemporary scientists” (DNB); in diary entries for April 12, 1866 and April 7, 1868, Carroll mentions having his own portrait taken by Wallich. He had, in December 1871, presented an inscribed copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Beatrice’s sister, Alice Mary; the author often gave different books to siblings, that the volumes might be shared with the whole family. First issue, with misprint “wade” on page 21. Fine.

First Edition Of Sea Star, Orphan Of Chincoteague


93. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) HENRY, Marguerite. Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague. Chicago, 1949. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $250.

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First edition of this charming tale of the wild ponies of Chincoteague. Sea Star, the third in Henry’s series of horse stories for children, appeared in 1949, the same year she won the Newbery Medal for children’s literature. Beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis, and with an in-text map of the eastern shore of Virginia where Chincoteague Island is located. Book near-fine, price-clipped dust jacket extremely good, with light wear to extremities, only faintest foxing, and very slight dampstaining to spine.

“The Best Original Modern Book In The Carroll Line”

Signed By Ian Falconer 91. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) FALCONER, Ian. Olivia and the Missing Toy. New York, 2003. Slim quarto, original paper boards, dust jacket. $1100. First edition, signed by Falconer. Fine.

94. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) JUSTER, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. New York, 1961. Original blue pictorial cloth, dust jacket. $7500. First edition of this modern fantasy classic, illustrated with humorous drawings by cartoonist Jules Feiffer, boldly signed by Juster.

Signed By Marguerite Henry And Illustrator Wesley Dennis 92. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) HENRY, Marguerite. Stormy, Misty’s Foal. Chicago, 1963. Quarto, original light blue paper boards, dust jacket. $600.

“This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as ‘the best original modern book in the Carroll line’” (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Book fine, dust jacket near-fine. 95

First edition of Henry’s beloved sequel to Misty of Chincoteague, beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis, signed by Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis. Stormy, Misty’s foal, is born during the worst of the Ash Wednesday Storm of March 6, 1962 and becomes a symbol of hope amidst the devastation. Near-fine. 92

“An Honorable Place In Any Library Of Children’s Books” 95. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. WITH: The Second Jungle Book. London and New York, 1894-95. Two volumes. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom clamshell box. $5200. First editions of Kipling’s classic Jungle Books, “replete with adventure and excitement.”

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“Among the 15 stories in [these volumes] are some of Kipling’s most memorable narratives” (Abraham, 36). “The child who has never run with Mowgli’s wolf pack, or stood with Parnesius and Pertinax to defend the Northern Wall… has missed something that he will not get from any other writer” (Carpenter & Prichard, 297). Near-fine.


“A Saga Of Hard Physical Work In Conflict With Natural Forces” 96. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) KIPLING, Rudyard. Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks. London, 1897. Octavo, original blue cloth. $1200. First edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing and faith in hard work, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber.

Signed And Inscribed With Original Sketch By The Author

Like his two Jungle Books, Kipling wrote this morality tale of life aboard a New England fishing boat while living near Brattleboro, Vermont, his wife’s hometown. The book thus contains “something of his feelings about America—both his affection and his irritation” (Carpenter & Prichard, 296). Without scarce dust jacket. Very nearly fine.

98. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) KIRK, David. Miss Spider’s Tea Party. New York, 1994. Oblong quarto, original boards, dust jacket. $300.


First edition of Kirk’s “lush and luminous” picture book (New York Times), with a bookplate signed and inscribed with a small original sketch by Kirk. Fine.

“The Overworked Word ‘Classic’ Is Well Deserved Here” 99. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LEAF, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. New York, 1936. Square octavo, original half tan cloth, dust jacket. $5000. First edition of one of the most popular and enduring children’s books ever written.

“A Genius Has Married The Fable And The Fairy-Story” 97. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories for Little Children. London, 1902. Octavo, original red cloth. $3000. First edition of Kipling’s classic collection of stories, illustrated with 22 plates designed by the author himself. How the camel got his hump; the leopard, his spots; the rhinoercos, his skin… Just So Stories has “achieved nursery immortality because a genius has married two of the most tried and trusted favorite media—the fable and the fairystory” (Muir, 107). Second issue, without the easily-flaked white pigment originally used to stamp the spine, here replaced with the more durable white. Without extraordinarily scarce original dust jacket. Near-fine.

“This is perhaps one of the finest 20th-century examples of the inspired wedding of a text and illustrations to make a children’s book that as a whole is even greater than the sum of its parts—which are in themselves very fine indeed” (Early Children’s Books and Their Illustrations, 251). Book near-fine, toning to spine of lightly soiled dust jacket with expert restoration. Very good. 99

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c . s . lew is “The Most Sustained Achievement In Fantasy For Children By A 20th-Century Author” 100. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LEWIS, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia. New York, 1950-56. Octavo, original cloths, dust jackets, custom clamshell box.  $12,000. Complete set of first American editions of the seven Narnia Chronicles, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, including the first in the series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, in original dust jackets. “The immediate inspiration for the first book was a series of nightmares that Lewis had about lions. More seriously, he was concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction… to re-imagine the Christian story in an exciting narrative context.” The Narnia books have been called “intoxicating to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative of readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author” (Children’s Literature, 370). “Adored by children and academics alike, these books are extremely collectable, sought-after, and scarce” (Connolly, 186). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe very good, with spotting and toning to original cloth, rare price-clipped dust jacket with light wear and toning to extremities and with chip affecting text on front panel and spine. All other volumes quite lovely and generally near-fine.


“For Narnia And The North!”

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101. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LEWIS, C.S. The Horse and His Boy. London, 1954. Octavo, original silver cloth, dust jacket. $2800.

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First edition of the fifth book in Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia, with charming black-and-white illustrations, including frontispiece and three plates, by Pauline Baynes. Light dampstaining to cloth and fore-edges of first few leaves, spine a bit toned. Dust jacket with light edge-wear, fold of spine and rear panel partly split, mild soiling and light dampstaining. Very good.

“Farther Up And Farther In!” 102. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LEWIS, C.S. The Last Battle. London, 1956. Octavo, original light blue cloth, dust jacket. $3200. First edition of the final book in Lewis’ beloved fantasy series. Near-fine. 103

First Edition Of Anne Of The Island, The Sequel To Anne Of Avonlea 104. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MONTGOMERY, L.M. Anne of the Island. Boston, 1915. Octavo, original giltstamped light green cloth, mounted cover illustration. $1500. First edition, first issue, of Montgomery’s third “Anne” novel, with mounted cover illustration and frontispiece portrait by H. Weston Taylor. Without scarce original dust jacket. Very nearly fine.

“She Had A Way Of Getting On With All Sorts Of People” 105. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud. Chronicles of Avonlea. Boston, 1912. 12mo, original ribbed gilt-stamped pale blue-green cloth, mounted cover illustration, dust jacket. $1700.

“The Beautiful Welsh Tales About King Arthur’s Knights,” Told For Young Readers, With Eight Color Plates 103. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MACGREGOR, Mary. Stories of King Arthur’s Knights. London and Edinburgh, 1905. 16mo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. $150. First edition of this retelling of selected Arthurian legends for younger readers, with cover mounted cover illustration, color frontispiece and seven color plates by Katharine Cameron. Mary Esther Miller MacGregor wrote several books for children, including adaptations of English ballads and the myths of Siegfried. About-fine.

First edition of Montgomery’s fifth book, a collection of short stories set in the idyllic world of her beloved heroine Anne Shirley, with front panel of scarce original dust jacket. After writing two popular books about Anne Shirley—whom Mark Twain deemed “the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice”—Montgomery was reluctant to write, as her publishers wanted her to, “another sequel… describing [Anne’s] college years… So the publisher offered to issue a volume of her best short stories, to be called The Chronicles of Avonlea. Montgomery… selected the best of her stories and rewrote them ‘to fit into Avonlea life and people’” (Keeline, 44). Cloth with slightest rubbing to spine ends and extremities, faint soiling and rubbing to front board. Scarce original dust jacket without spine and rear panel and flap; front panel and flap near-fine.

106. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud. Anne of Avonlea. Boston, 1909. Octavo, original gilt-stamped light green cloth. $2000. First edition, first issue, of Montgomery’s second “Anne” novel, with front cover label and frontispiece portrait by George Gibbs. First issue, dated “September, 1909” on the copyright page. Near-fine.

Anne’s House Of Dreams, 1917 107. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud. Anne’s House of Dreams. New York, 1917. Octavo, original pale purple cloth, mounted cover illustration, dust jacket. $2200. First edition of the fourth volume in the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables series, illustrated with mounted cover illustration and color frontispiece by Maria L. Kirk, in scarce original dust jacket. Anne of Green Gables, the first novel in a series of eight, was published in 1908; Anne of Avonlea appeared the following year, and Anne of the Island was released in 1915, all published by Boston publisher L.C. Page. With Anne’s House of Dreams, Montgomery instead sold the novel to the highest bidder, New York publisher Frederick A. Stokes. “Montgomery felt this book was ‘the best I have written not even excepting Green Gables’” (Keeline, 46). Inner paper hinges split, minor rubbing to original cloth and cover illustration, fragile dust jacket with chipping. Very good.

Unauthorized Publication Of L.M. Montgomery’s Avonlea Short Stories, Resulting In Her Famous Literary Law Suit 108. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud. Further Chronicles of Avonlea. Boston, 1920. Octavo, original tan cloth, mounted cover illustration, dust jacket. $2600. First edition of Montgomery’s second collection of short stories “which have to do with the many personalities and events in and about Avonlea, the home of the heroine of Green Gables,” published without the author’s consent, illustrated by John Goss.

Further Chronicles is a collection of short stories about Avonlea characters that were left out of the 1912 Chronicles of Avonlea, and published by Page in 1920 without the author’s consent, resulting in a protracted law suit— eventually won by Montgomery in 1923—awarding her “all the profits which had been gained” (Keeline, 47). Book fine, dust jacket about-fine.

“The More He Tried To Forget, The More Keenly And Insistently He Remembered” 109. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud. Kilmeny of the Orchard. Boston, 1910. Octavo, original taupe cloth, mounted cover illustration. $950. First edition, first issue of Montgomery’s third novel, with four color illustrations by George Gibbs. After her second novel, Anne of Avonlea (1909), Montgomery “was tired of the Anne character and set her aside. [Publisher] Page, of course, wanted another book from her, so she began reworking a serial called ‘Una of the Garden,’ about a mute girl who miraculously gains the power of speech… the publisher requested the name change and Montgomery agreed” (Keeline, 43). Unlike the two previous Anne novels, Kilmeny was published in smaller print runs. It was not published in Montgomery’s native Canada until 1944, two years after her death. Fine.

Signed By Leo Lionni 110. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LIONNI, Leo. Swimmy. New York, 1963. Quarto, original half green cloth, dust jacket.  $800. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated tale of a curious young fish, signed by Leo Lionni. About-fine.

“‘But Frederick,’ They Said, ‘You Are A Poet!’” 111. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LIONNI, Leo. Frederick. New York, 1987. Quarto, original ivory cloth, dust jacket. $450. First edition, written and illustrated in collage by Leo Lionni. One of four Caldecott-winning books by Lionni. Book fine, dust jacket nearly so.

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“The Dearest And Most Lovable Child In Fiction Since The Immortal Alice” (Mark Twain)

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beatri x pot ter “I Shall Tell You A Story…” 112. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York, 1902. 16mo, original dark brown paper boards, mounted cover illustration, custom chemise and clamshell box. $15,000. First trade edition of Potter’s first book, one of the most popular of all children’s tales, with 30 color illustrations. One of the earliest issues, with first-state text and earliest endpapers. In 1893, a young Beatrix Potter composed a letter to cheer the child of her former governess, who was suffering from rheumatic fever. “My dear Noel,” Potter began, “I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits…” The Tale of Peter Rabbit was born. Potter published the first two private editions of Peter Rabbit at her own expense, both editions totaling only 450 copies— which immediately sold. Publisher Frederick Warne agreed to print the first trade edition of Peter Rabbit: the earlier black-and-white line drawings were replaced by full-color illustrations and the famous image of Peter was mounted on the front cover. “There are no recognizable differences between the first three printings, except that green boards were introduced after the first printing” (Linder, 421). Without scarce original dust jacket. Expertly recased. Very nearly fine.





“Gratifyingly Full Of Detail And Naughty Doings”

“The Nest Is So Snug, We Shall Be Sound Asleep All Winter”

113. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Tom Kitten. London and New York, 1907. 12mo, original green-brown paper boards, mounted cover illustration. $2000.

115. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. London and New York, 1911. 12mo, original green boards, mounted cover illustration. $1800.

First edition of Potter’s story of a kitten who loses much more than his mittens, with color frontispiece and 26 color illustrations. “It was the garden at Hill Top [her farm in Sawrey] which Beatrix Potter used as the setting for The Tale of Tom Kitten’” (Linder, 185, 187). “The year 1907 appears on the front of the title page of the first three printings, which are believed to be identical” (Linder, 427). Without scarce original glassine dust jacket. Near-fine.

“Then Over The Hills And Far Away She Danced With Pigling Bland” 114. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Pigling Bland. London and New York, 1913. 12mo, original maroon boards, mounted cover illustration. $1500. First edition of Potter’s story of two piglets’ escape into a new life, illustrated with 14 color plates and 37 in-text vignettes. The Tale of Pigling Bland was Potter’s 19th book, the second title to appear in the “New Series” and the last she published before her marriage. The book “has an element of truth in it,” for in November 1909, Potter wrote in a letter, “The two biggest little pigs have been sold… But they have fetched a good price, and their appetites were fearful—five meals a day and not satisfied” (Linder, 213). Indeed, Pigling Bland concerns two real pigs Potter called Alexander and Pigling Bland; Potter herself appears in her drawing on page 22. “With its intimate fireside scenes and shared adventures, Pigling Bland isalmost a love story” (Taylor et al., 148, 152). Without scarce original glassine. Very nearly fine.

First edition of Potter’s gift to her devoted American readers, with color frontispiece and 26 color plates. A decade after her most famous creation, Peter Rabbit, debuted, Potter had gained “many American friends and admirers… It is believed that The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes was written primarily for American children because they would be familiar with both chipmunks and bears. They would also be familiar with grey squirrels like Timmy Tiptoes and his wife Goody” (Linder, 208). Without extremely scarce original glassine. Very nearly fine.

“For A Change, I Am Going To Make A Story About Two Disagreeable People…” 116. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mr. Tod. London and New York, 1912. 16mo, original gray boards, mounted cover illustration. $1500. First edition of one of the more uncommon Potter titles, with frontispiece and 14 illustrations in color and 42 in-text line drawings. This tale, longer than her previous efforts and illustrated with more in-text, black-and-white line-drawings, inaugurated Potter’s “new series” of Peter Rabbit books. This darker and more sophisticated story—in which Potter, for the first time, crafts a tale featuring villains as protagonists—reveals the beloved author-illustrator “at the height of her powers” (Carpenter & Prichard, 424). Without scarce original dust jacket. Near-fine.

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Peter Rabbit And Friends: Three Wonderful Color Panoramic Prints, Each 40 Inches Long, Framed 117. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. Prints. New York, 1952. Three framed color photolithographs, each measuring 10-1/2 by 40-1/2 inches. $1500. Three framed prints after watercolors, featuring Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters. These colorful prints—designed to be joined together to form one long frieze—depict such memorable figures from Potter’s cherished books as Mr. McGregor and Peter Rabbit, the Tailor of Gloucester, Jemima Puddleduck, Benjamin Bunny, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Near-fine.

“My Own Favorite Amongst My Little Books” 118. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London and New York, 1903 i.e. 1904. 12mo, original gilt-stamped rose cloth gilt, mounted cover illustration. $2500. First trade edition, early issue of the story Potter called “my own favorite,” with pictorial label, frontispiece and 26 illustrations in color, in lovely rose cloth-gilt. Inspired by a real-life incident involving a tailor’s frantic effort to finish a waistcoat for the new mayor of Gloucester, Potter’s second book was her “own favorite of all her stories, and one can see why… Fairy tale, nursery rhyme and Arcadian fantasy all come together for a moment in perfect balance” (Carpenter, 148). Preceded by a privately printed edition of 500 copies. The first issue of the first trade edition was released in October 1903 in both paper boards and a deluxe art fabric binding; the latter binding “was replaced in October 1904 by one having a gilt decorated cloth cover with gold lettering [as here]. Copies having the year 1903 on the front of the title page [as here] would have been bound from the first edition sheets” (Linder, 423). This copy has a double-page endpaper occurring twice, as in the first edition, second printing. Without scarce original glassine dust jacket. Front inner paper hinge expertly reinforced, small tape repair to gutter of pages 8-9, light rubbing to original cloth. Very nice.

“It’s Going To Hurt, George… But Only For A Moment” 119. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) REY, H.A. Curious George Goes to the Hospital. Boston, 1966. Octavo, original yellow cloth, dust jacket. $2400. First edition of the curious monkey’s hospital hijinks. The Reys wrote this, the seventh installment in the series, in conjunction with a children’s hospital. Near-fine.

Wonderfully Inscribed By Margret Rey 120. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) REY, Margret and H.A. Curious George Flies a Kite. Boston, 1958. Square octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, dust jacket. $4200. First edition of the fifth Curious George title, warmly inscribed: “For Anne with [heart] from Margret Rey.” Hans Augusto and Margret Rey created Curious George in 1939. The Jewish couple fled Paris on bicycles the next year as the Nazi army approached. They eventually settled in New York, where they began publishing their much-loved series. Books signed or inscribed by either of the Reys, particularly Curious George titles, are most uncommon. Price-clipped dust jacket with only small closed tear to front panel. Fine. 120


124. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SENDAK, Maurice. Signed print from In the Night Kitchen. Philadelphia, 1971. Oblong folio, image measures 16-1/4 by 10 inches. $1150. Lovely image from In the Night Kitchen, signed by Sendak. This color print from In the Night Kitchen (1970) was produced in 1971 as part of a series of 19 images selected from eight different titles by Sendak and re-photographed from the original artwork at the Sendak Archives, Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia. Sendak has autographed a few of the images for friends and only occasionally for concessionary sale. Fine. 125

Inscribed By Charles Schulz 121. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SCHULZ, Charles M. Is This Good-Bye, Charlie Brown? New York, 1984. Octavo, original glazed pictorial boards. $850. First edition, boldly inscribed: “For Chris—Charles M. Schulz.” In this adaptation of the 1983 television special of the same name, the “Peanuts” gang faces the sadness of a childhood friend moving away. Fine.

The Sign On Rosie’s Door, Signed By Sendak 122. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SENDAK, Maurice. The Sign on Rosie’s Door. New York, Evanston and London, circa 1970. Octavo, original half black cloth, pictorial paper boards, dust jacket. $450. Later edition, signed by Sendak. First published in 1960, The Sign on Rosie’s Door was “drawn from the street theater put on years earlier by a 9-year-old Sicilian-American girl with a yen for drama” (New York Times). Near-fine.

Graves’ The Big Green Book, Signed By Sendak 123. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (SENDAK, Maurice) GRAVES, Robert. The Big Green Book. New York, 1962. Quarto, original coated pictorial paper boards, dust jacket.  $1500. First edition, second issue, signed by Sendak. This story—the only known work for children by the author of such novels as I, Claudius—first saw print in 1962 as part of Crowell-Colllier’s “Modern Masters” series of books for young readers. Sendak uses his art here to pay homage to Beatrix Potter. Second issue, six years after the first, in smaller format and with dust jacket. Bright dust jacket lightly rubbed, book fine.

Signed By Sendak 125. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SENDAK, Maurice and MARGOLIS, Matthew. Some Swell Pup or Are You Sure You Want a Dog? New York, 1976. Octavo, original brown cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition, beautifully illustrated by Sendak. Sendak co-wrote this story, which follows two children through the trials and tribulations of training their puppy, with a professional dog trainer. Fine.

Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Inscribed By Sendak 126. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SENDAK, Maurice. Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More to Life. New York, circa 1971. Square 12mo, original brown cloth, mounted cover illustration, dust jacket. $600. Later edition, inscribed: “For Marian—hi! Maurice Sendak.” First published in 1967, this delightful tale is “the story of a dog named Jennie (in fact Sendak’s own beloved Sealyham terrier) who leaves home in search of excitement and becomes a performer in the World Mother Goose Theatre” (Carpenter & Prichard, 476). Fine.

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Signed By Sendak: Full-Size Print From In The Night Kitchen

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“…We Can Have Lots Of Good Fun That Is Funny!” 127. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. New York, 1957. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket, custom slipcase. $6500. First edition of this rare and important children’s classic. “This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability” (Joseph Connolly). Boards about-fine, dust jacket with small chip to spine foot, light rubbing mostly to edges and folds. Extremely good. Rare.


“Ninety-Nine Zillion, Nine Trillion And Two Creatures Are Sleeping! So How About You?” 128. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. New York, 1962. Quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, dust jacket. $1200. First edition of Seuss’ playful celebration of sleep. Designed as a blockbuster commemoration of Seuss’ first quarter-century as a children’s author. Boards with slight shelfrubbing, dust jacket lightly soiled with small closed tear to front panel, mild crease to rear flap. Exceptionally good.


“…And You Are The Guy Who’ll Decide Where To Go” 129. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! New York, 1990. Quarto, original pictorial boards, dust jacket. $900. First edition of Seuss’s final book, a whimsical call to courageous living. Very nearly fine.


Wonderful Large Original Sesame Street Book Illustration 130. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (SESAME STREET). Original pen-andink illustration. No place, circa 1980. Oblong folio sheet with illustration on recto, measuring approximately 15 by 10 inches. $2600. Large original pen-and-ink Sesame Street book illustration. This wonderful illustration features Big Bird conducting a group of five characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover, playing various instruments. Artist form marks and notations at edges of sheet for publication. Fine.


Heidi: The Rare First Edition In English Of Joanna Spyri’s Classic, Publisher’s File Copy 131. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SPYRI, Johanna. Heidi, Her Years of Wandering and Learning. WITH: Heidi, How She Used What She Learned. Boston, 1885. In one volume. Octavo, original green pictorial cloth, recased. $4200. First American edition and the first obtainable edition in English (generally considered the first in English), later state, of this children’s classic, a copy from the files of the publisher. Heidi was Joanna Spyri’s “first full-length story and greatest success” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 494). First published in German in 1881, this edition was preceded by a two-volume edition in English, published in London, 1884, as Heidi’s Early Experiences and Heidi’s Further Experiences. The London issue is virtually unobtainable; the rare book collection at Penn State includes what “appears to be the only recorded” complete copy. This Boston edition is generally considered the first in English. Later state, without publisher’s catalogue. A paper label, with loss, affixed to front cover reads, “Office Copy. Not to be Sold,” indicating that this copy once belonged to the publisher’s files. Occasional light foxing and inner marginal dampstaining, occasional corner creasing, inner paper hinges and corners of front endpapers restored. Recased. Light wear and toning to original cloth. A very good copy of a children’s classic notoriously difficult to acquire, let alone in collectible condition. Rare.

“Someone Has Been At My Porridge!”: Southey’s The Doctor, 1834, With The First Print Appearance Of “The Three Bears” 132. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (SOUTHEY, Robert). The Doctor, &c. London, 1834-38. Five volumes. Octavo, original green cloth, custom clamshell box. $4500.

First edition of Southey’s anonymous miscellany The Doctor, best known for containing the first appearance in print of “The Three Bears.” “Any text of the story published before 1850 is a rare and desirable possession” (Quayle, 39). English poet laureate Robert Southey’s “prose style has long been regarded as masterly in its ease and clarity. These qualities are best seen in… the anonymously published seven-volume The Doctor (1834-47), a fantastic, rambling miscellany” (Kuiper, 1055). “The Three Bears,” based on a traditional tale, appears in Volume IV; this version has a “Little Old Woman” instead of Goldilocks. Goldilocks would not appear as such until 1904; in a 1858 version, she is called “Silver-Locks” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 524). Volumes I through V of The Doctor appeared during Southey’s lifetime; Volumes VI and VII , published posthumously, are not included here. Without front free endpapers in Volumes I-III and V. Mild wear to original cloth extremities, some chipping and wear to paper spine labels. Extremely good. Scarce.

The Littlest Angel, First Edition 133. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) TAZEWELL, Charles. The Littlest Angel. Chicago, 1946. Slim octavo, original pictorial boards, dust jacket. $350. First edition of this Christmas classic, illustrated by Katherine Evans. Scriptwriter Tazewell wrote this engaging story in three days for actor Ronald Coleman to read on Columbia Radio’s Christmas show, but the reading never took place. Following The Littlest Angel’s first appearance in the December issue of Coronet, Helen Hayes became its perennial narrator at Christmastime, and Loretta Young recorded a version for Decca. Light wear to extremities of boards, mild wear to extremities of bright dust jacket with some rubbing and a oneinch closed tear to spine head. Extremely good.


“Yo-Ho-Ho, And A Bottle Of Rum!”

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134. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London, 1883. Small octavo, original russet cloth, custom clamshell box. $9000. First edition, first issue of Stevenson’s swashbuckling yarn of piracy, mutiny and courage, “the finest tale of maritime adventure that has been told since Defoe” (Prideaux, 28). “Inspired by a detailed map of an island that Stevenson and his stepson drew one rainy day, with hidden treasure and cryptic instructions reverently included… Treasure Island is best enjoyed as its author intended, simply as a good tale well told” (Silvey, 631). The serial publication in Young Folks (running through January 1882) was not especially well-received, but on its appearance in book form the following year in an edition of only 2000 copies, the story was hailed as the best tale of adventure in print. Issued in various colors of cloth, no priority. Interior lightly soiled, text block recased, cloth lightly worn at spine ends. Extremely good.

“One Of The Most Brilliant Adventure Stories Of All Times” 135. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Kidnapped. London, 1886. Octavo, original green cloth. $3600. First edition, first issue of one of Stevenson’s most enduring works, with the wonderful, large color map tracing “David Balfour’s Wanderings.” Kidnapped debuted the same year as Stevenson’s wildly popular Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and, like its predecessor, met with great success; “the austere Henry James [went] so far as to call Alan Breck ‘the most perfect character in English literature’” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 592). With first-state 16-page ad catalogue. Issued in several different colors of cloth; no priority established. Near-fine.

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136. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (WYETH, N.C.) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. Philadelphia, 1921. Tall octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth, mounted cover illustration, dust jacket. $950. First edition of literature’s most famous nap to be illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, “one of America’s best loved illustrators” (Reed, 79), with title vignette, eight color plates and 26 intext line cuts. Wyeth’s success in illustrating the series of Scribner Classics, beginning with Treasure Island in 1911, “led to commissions from other publishers for illustrating juvenile books” (Allen, 84), including McKay’s publication of Rip Van Winkle. In first-issue binding. “Rip Van Winkle” first appeared in 1819 as part of Washington Irving’s Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon. Book fine, extremely good dust jacket with expert restoration. Lovely. 137

“This Absolutely Darling Little Sweetnik” 138. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise in Moscow. New York, 1959. Slim folio, original pictorial orange and black boards, dust jacket. $850. First edition, illustrated by Hilary Knight. With fold-out color illustration of the Kremlin. Near-fine.

Pumpkin Moonshine, Tasha Tudor’s First Children’s Book 139. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) TUDOR, Tasha. Pumpkin Moonshine. London, New York and Toronto, 1938. 16mo, original patterned blue cloth. $1200. First edition of the first title in Tudor’s cherished “Calico” series.

First Edition Of Eloise In Paris, Inscribed By Illustrator Hilary Knight 137. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise in Paris. New York, 1957. Slim folio, original red paper boards, dust jacket. $1850. First edition, inscribed by illustrator Hilary Knight: “For the Stamms from Hilary Knight.” This first printing was also issued in blue paper boards, no priority. Near-fine.


Tudor prepared this, her first book, for publication “by hand binding it in blue calico fabric… The publisher liked the binding so much that they produced five of her books with a calico-looking binding” (Vermont Arts Council). Without scarce original dust jacket. Near-fine.

Dorcas Porkus, First Edition 140. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) TUDOR, Tasha. Dorcas Porkus. London, New York and Toronto, 1942. 16mo, original coated patterned yellow cloth. $300. First edition. Without original dust jacket. Very nearly fine.

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civil war “The Southern States Had Rightfully The Power To Withdraw” 141. (CIVIL WAR) DAVIS, Jefferson. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. New York, 1881. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. $1250. First edition of Jefferson Davis’ important history of the Confederacy, with 18 maps (14 folding) and 19 plates, including stipple-engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee and others. Near-fine.

Lincoln’s Suspension Of The Writ Of Habeas Corpus During The Civil War 142. (CIVIL WAR) LINCOLN, Abraham. By the President of the United States—A Proclamation (General Order No. 315). Washington, September 17, 1863. Two sheets (4-1/2 by 7 inches) tipped together. $1250. First edition of this General Order from the War Department, with the President’s proclamation “that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is suspended… and that this suspension will continue throughout the duration of the said rebellion.”

of Richmond and published shortly thereafter, the poems were ill-received by readers anxious to put the events of the war behind them; fewer than 500 copies of the work were sold. However, a renewed critical interest in Melville has led many to find a new appreciation for his accomplishments as a poet. The appendix contains a prose supplement pleading for a humane and charitable Northern attitude toward Reconstruction. Title page owner signature of Dr. A.S. Heath, a Civil War surgeon in the U.S. Navy and a correspondent of Teddy Roosevelt in his later life. About-fine.

“Grant Used The Weapon That McClellan Forged To Defeat Lee” 144. (CIVIL WAR) MCCLELLAN, George B. McClellan’s Own Story. The War for the Union. New York, 1887. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt and red cover medallion. $550. First edition of the Civil War memoirs of Lincoln’s controversial commander of the Army of the Potomac, with steelengraved frontispiece portrait, nine illustrations, three full-page maps and a two-page facsimile letter.

“This controversial Union general’s memoirs are really an explanation of his wartime activities and decisions. In the fall of 1863, Lincoln decided to McClellan’s administrative and organdeal with what he called “the enemy in izational skills are often overshadowed by 144 the rear—a most efficient corps of spies, his alleged shortcomings in the field and informers, suppliers, and aiders and his involvement in party politics. It is seldom remembered that abettors” of the South, who hid behind the “liberty of speech, Grant used the weapon that McClellan forged to defeat Lee liberty of the press and habeas corpus,” in order to “give aid and win the war” (Union Bookshelf 56). Fine. and comfort to the insurrection.” “Consequently he suspended the writ of habeas corpus and authorized army commanders to Biography Of Confederate General Beauregard declare martial law… and to try civilians in military courts” (Oates, 235). This is the official document proclaiming the 145. (CIVIL WAR) ROMAN, Alfred. The Military suspension of that writ. Fine. Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States. New York, 1884. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary “Frequent Flashes Of Prophetic Fire” three-quarter dark brown morocco. $1100. 143. (CIVIL WAR) MELVILLE, Herman. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. New York, 1866. Octavo, original blue cloth. $3800. First edition of Melville’s first book of poetry, a collection of Civil War poems. An exceptional copy. After an undervalued career as a novelist, Melville turned his literary skills to poetry, writing a volume which was inspired by the events of the Civil War. Written primarily after the fall

First edition of this “valuable source on the first victor of the Confederacy” (Eicher 186). With frontispiece portraits, a full-page engraved plate depicting Fort Sumter before and after the War, and a full-page map of Charleston City and Harbor. “This work is highly laudable on its subject and highly critical of Beauregard’s enemies; the general himself penned a good part of the text” (Nevins II:86). With errata slip. Near-fine.

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“A Model Of What Military History Can Be”: Shelby Foote’s The Civil War 146. FOOTE, Shelby. The Civil War. A Narrative. New York, 1958-74. Three volumes. Large octavo, original gray cloth, dust jackets. $2000. Mixed first and early edition set (Volume I third printing, Volumes II and III first printings) of Foote’s massive, authoritative and engrossing history. “A sweeping overview of the war from a decidedly different perspective… Foote is a master storyteller of the war, and his accounts are riveting” (Eicher 740). “Foote remained relatively unknown before his role in Ken Burns’ [documentary film] The Civil War made him a cultural icon. Since that event, Foote has become widely viewed as an authority on the Civil War” (University of Mississippi). “His mission was to tell what he considered America’s biggest story as a vast, finely detailed, deeply human narrative… A model of what military history can be” (New York Times). Fine.

“A Classic Civil War Autobiography” 147. GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original green cloth, gilt cover medallions front and rear. $850. First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. After an ineffectual term as president, ruined by bankruptcy and dying of throat cancer, Grant agreed to publish his memoirs to provide a measure of economic security for his family. Mark Twain agreed to serve as the publisher. Struggling to dictate his notes to a stenographer, Grant finished his memoirs shortly before his death in the summer of 1885. “No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general. A truly remarkable work” (New York Times). “Grant’s memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history” (Eicher 492). Near-fine.


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148. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. The Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1911. Ten volumes. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth gilt. $2500. First edition of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” “This mammoth work… a necessary part of any civil war library,” contains contributions from over 39 eminent individuals, including academicians, President William H. Taft, and veteran officers of both Confederate and Union forces, many of whom wrote from personal experience. A number of the photographs, previously unpublished, are from the collections of private individuals, including the extensive Eldridge Collection of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs, “easily five times larger than that of any contemporary” (Everitt). “Zealous in their work, often regardless of danger, and at all times handicapped by the vexing difficulties of the photographic process of that day,” Brady and his assistants “carried their cameras to every scene that promised an interesting picture,” capturing “scenes of actual conflict, others of places devastated by gunfire, of troops on the march or in bivouac, and of individual officers and men” (DAB). Volume X is the first issue (with unrevised index, marked “1-Ed.” in bottom margin of page 323). Interiors fine; paper tape reinforcements to several inner paper hinges. Light rubbing to extremities and mild soiling to bright publisher’s cloth. Extremely good.

“A Different Story From The One You Learned In School” 149. SHAARA, Michael. The Killer Angels. A Novel. New York, 1974. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth, dust jacket. $4000. First edition of Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, one of the most popular and acclaimed works of Civil War fiction. “Stephen Crane once said that he wrote The Red Badge of Courage because reading the cold history was not enough; he wanted to know what it was like to be there, what the weather was like, what men’s faces looked like. In order to live it he had to write it. This book was written for much the same reason” (Shaara). “A book that changed my life… I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive” (Ken Burns). Fine.

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150. (CIVIL WAR) SHERIDAN, P.H. Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. New York, 1888. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped pictorial dark green cloth. $650.

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“A military classic with occasionally surprising literary content” (Eicher, 200). Sheridan recounts three decades of military service, including his many decisive Civil War campaigns and his later Indian campaigns, his military governorship of Texas and Louisiana and his tenure as commander-in-chief of the army after Sherman’s retirement. Sheridan completed the work days before his death in 1888. Near-fine.

153. CHEYNE, George. The English Malady: or, a Treatise of Nervous Diseases of all Kinds, as Spleen, Vapours, Lowness of Spirits, Hypochondriacal, and Hysterical Distempers, &c. London, 1733. Octavo, period-style full speckled and paneled brown calf. $2800.

“Lincoln Greatly Admired Sherman”

“Cheyne’s term “English malady” refers to depression, the causes of which Cheyne listed as moist air, the variable English climate, too much meat and alcohol, sedentary habits and overcrowding. Among the clinical illustrations Cheyne included his own case, which he cured by purges, a milk and vegetable diet and the study of religious writings. Cheyne’s work inspired an interest in England in exploring the metaphysical relationship between mind and body” (Norman 471). Fine.

151. (CIVIL WAR) (SHERMAN, William Tecumseh) BOWMAN, S.M. and IRWIN, R.B. Sherman and His Campaigns: A Military Biography. New York, 1865. Octavo, original gilt- and blind-stamped green cloth. $750. First edition of this major early account of Sherman’s Civil War campaigns, with steel-engraved frontispiece and seven full-page portraits, along with five full-page maps, scarce in original cloth. Written and published immediately after the Civil War, this contemporary military history of Sherman and his leadership was completed with the assistance of figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis and Sherman himself. About-fine.

End of Civil War items. “A Brilliance Of Intellectual Gifts And Graces” 152. CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son. London, 1774. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full brown speckled calf rebacked with original spines laid down.$3600. First edition, first state of Chesterfield’s celebrated letters to his son: “I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.” With frontispiece portrait in Volume I.

First edition of one of the most influential early books on what was to become the discipline of psychiatry.

Handsomely Printed And Bound First Collected Edition Of Colette’s Works 154. COLETTE. Oeuvres Completes. Paris, 1948-50. Fifteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary half polished russet morocco gilt, cream paper wrappers bound in. $5800. Limited first collected edition of the works of Colette, one of 5500 copies, in perfect contemporary polished half morocco. Colette frequently scandalized the public with her perversely sensual prose. “She has taught us that the main mystery of our human existence is the enviableness of it” (Glenway Wescott). Fine. 154


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First edition of Sheridan’s military autobiography, with 27 maps (many folding) and 17 plates.

The letters consist of carefully considered instruction in all branches of learning and the social graces, enriched by personal essays on history and the classics. Philip’s early death in 1768 led to his father’s decline, and, after Chesterfield’s death in 1773, Philip’s widow prepared the letters for publication. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors, contemporary speckled calf handsome.

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155. CLUTTERBUCK, Robert. History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford; Compiled from the Best Printed Authorities and Original Records… Embellished with Views of the Most Curious Monuments of Antiquity, and Illustrated with a Map of the County. London, 1815, 1821, 1827. Three volumes. Folio, full red morocco gilt. $3200. Splendidly bound folio first edition, with fine folding map of the county and 53 other full-page maps and plates (three hand-colored). “[An] elegant and complete history… The plates have never been surpassed in any similar publication, whether we consider the appropriateness of the embellishments or the beauty and fidelity of their execution” (Allibone). Only occasional very light foxing. Magnificent.

“Unsuspected And Deadly” 156. CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent. London, 1907. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth. $4600. First edition of Conrad’s controversial masterpiece, his “brilliant novelistic study of terrorism” written at the dawn of the modern age. Joseph Conrad’s “Secret Agent remains the most brilliant novelistic study of terrorism as viewed from the bloodspattered outside.” As issued without dust jacket. Nearly fine.

The Epicurean, The Classic Delmonico’s Cookbook In A Lovely Art Deco Binding 157. (COOKERY) RANHOFER, Charles. The Epicurean. Chicago, 1920. Large thick quarto, original Art Deco-style blind- and gilt-stamped navy cloth. $875. Later edition of one of the most important cookbooks ever produced, with 800 in-text and full-page illustrations, in a striking original Art Deco binding. In the 1820s, the Delmonicos opened their Manhattan restaurant, bringing European-style fine dining to America. It was not until the arrival in the 1860s of Charles Ranhofer, however, that Delmonico’s turned into a world-famous establishment. Boasting a guest list that included Charles Louis Napoleon, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria, Walter Scott, and Lillian Russell, Delmonico’s quickly became the place-to-be-seen among affluent Manhattanites and visitors to New York. First published in 1894, The Epicurean is a massive compendium of menus, techniques, terminology, and thousands of recipes. Near-fine.

“Admiral’s Sauce, Baklava, Toad-In-The-Hole” 158. (COOKERY) GARRETT, Theodore Francis. The Encyclopaedia of Practical Cookery: A Complete Dictionary of all Pertaining to the Art of Cookery and Table Service. London, 1890. Eight volumes. Quarto, original gilt- and black-stamped red cloth. $2200. Early edition of this comprehensive treatment of cookery as “a superior art,” with numerous full-page chromolithographs and in-text engravings on nearly every page—some by George Cruikshank. First published in four volumes in 1885, this comprehensive encyclopedia of cooking and table terms and recipes was compiled by “a staff of professional British and foreign cooks, in the hope that ‘too many cooks have not spoiled the broth.’” Fine.

1929 First Edition Of De Pomiane’s Eastern European And North African Classic Jewish Cuisine 159. (COOKERY) POMIANE, Edouard de. Cuisine Juive Ghettos Modernes. Paris, 1929. Octavo, original tan paper wrappers. $800. First edition of this beloved classic of European and North African Jewish cuisine by de Pomiane, in original wrappers. Doctor Edouard de Pomiane, born Pozerski, was trained as a biologist, making “cookery and cookery writing his hobby and second profession.” “This is the best kind of cookery writing. It is courageous, courteous, adult. It is creative in the true sense of that ill-used word” (David, 175-180). Containing two sections: informative chapters on Jewish towns and villages in Poland, Lithuania and France before the Holocaust, and a rich selection of recipes from Eastern European and North African Jews. Text in French. Without original glassine, rarely found. Fine.

“Not Such A Hound As Mortal Eyes Have Ever Seen”


160. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London, 1902. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth, custom clamshell box.  $7500.

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First edition, first issue, of the third Sherlock Holmes novel, widely regarded as the best of the series and “one of the most gripping stories in the English language.”

“How All His Pages Glow With Creative Fire!”: First Edition Of Cooper’s Classic The Last Of The Mohicans 161. C OOPER, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757. Philadelphia, 1826. Two volumes. 12mo, modern period-style full dark brown speckled calf gilt. $16,000. Scarce first edition of Cooper’s classic tale, “the peak of his accomplishment.” “This is the… most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumppo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic in the lives and characters of the white men who made the American wilderness their home… this novel glorified for many generations of readers, in England, France, Russia, and at home, some aspects of American life that were unique to our cultural history” (Grolier 100, 34). “The real triumph of Cooper is the variety of his invention, the power with which, isolating his few characters in the wilderness, he contrives to fill their existences, at least for the time being, with enough actions, desires, fears, victories, defeats, sentiments, thoughts to make the barren frontier seem a splendid stage” (DAB). With page 89 mispaged 93, Chapter XVI numbered XIV in Volume I (page 243); with the i in folio vii absent (no priority established). State A of Volume II (sequence of states not established) with “a book” in the fifth line of the copyright notice. Without blank opposite title of Volume II, as usual. Professional paper restoration along edges of title page and first few leaves of Volume I, interiors professionally cleaned. Extremely good.

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Although Conan Doyle had killed off his most famous character by sending him over the Reichenbach Falls while grappling with Professor Moriarty in “The Final Problem” (December 1893), his readership demanded the sleuth’s return. The author obliged with this, the third—and still considered by many the best—Sherlock Holmes novel, carefully positioned on the title page as “another adventure” of Holmes. “But,” as Howard Haycraft notes, “the seed of doubt was planted”; and while the novel proved an immediate success, readers continued to press for more. Conan Doyle finally relented and engineered Holmes’ “resurrection” in 1903. The Hound of the Baskervilles remains “one of the most gripping books in the language” (Crime & Mystery 100 Best 6). “The supernatural is handled with great effect and no letdown. The plot and subplots are thoroughly integrated and the false clues put in and removed with a master hand. The criminal is superb… and the secondary figures each contribute to the total effect of brilliancy and grandeur combined. One wishes one could be reading it for the first time” (Barzun & Taylor 1142). With 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. Without extremely scarce dust jacket. About-fine.

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“It Is Wise To Be Sparing Of Our Pledges, And To Say No More Than The Occasion Requires” 162. COOPER, James Fenimore. The Red Rover, a Tale. Philadelphia, 1828. Two volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf rebacked. $1500. First American edition of Cooper’s marine adventure. First published in Paris in 1827. Bound without half-titles. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors, some staining to Volume I text, not affecting readability. Extremely good.

“Our First Important Novelist” (Winterich) 163. COOPER, James Fenimore. The Pathfinder: Or, The Inland Sea. Philadelphia, 1840. Two volumes. Octavo, original plum cloth. $1500. First American edition, third issue, in original cloth. The Pathfinder, which recounts Natty Bumppo’s adventures during the French and Indian Wars, is the fourth of Cooper’s “Leatherstocking Tales” according to publication, but the third according to the series’ internal chronology. It includes one of the author’s best-written episodes, featuring his most successful Native American heroine, Dew-of-June, and the siege of the blockhouse. “Probably printed first in Philadelphia by T.K. and P.G. Collins for Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia”; the London edition appeared on February 25, 1840 and this American edition on March 14 (Spiller & Blackburn 30). Scattered light foxing, as usual, light wear and sunning to extremities, small dampstain to approximately first half of text block of Volume II. Exceptionally good, in the notoriously fragile original publisher’s cloth.

Stephen Crane’s First Book Issued Under His Name: The Black Riders, One Of Only 50 Copies On Japan Vellum 164. CRANE, Stephen. The Black Riders and Other Lines. Boston, 1895. Octavo, original paper boards, custom full morocco clamshell box. $4500. First edition of Stephen Crane’s first book issued under his name, one of only 50 copies printed in green on Japan vellum. Preceded by the pseudonymously published Maggie. Near-fine.

“I Know I Won’t Get Out Of Here Alive” 165. CRANE, Stephen. The Monster and Other Stories. New York and London, 1899. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth, glassine. $2000. First edition, including the stories “The Monster,” “The Blue Hotel” and “His New Mittens,” with frontispiece and 11 full-page illustrations. An extraordinary copy, fine in original glassine. This anthology’s title story “explores, as do most of Crane’s best tales, a community in crisis, here precipitated by a black servant whose death-defying heroism saves the son of a local doctor… It is one of the most forceful fictional inquiries into racism in the United States” (ANB). All three stories were published first in magazines in 1898 before appearing here in one of the last books printed before his early death in 1900. Fine.

One Of Only 75 Large-Paper Copies Of Cussans’ Illustrated Folio History Of Hertfordshire 166. CUSSANS, John Edwin. History of Hertfordshire. London, 1870-81. Three volumes. Thick atlas folio (13 by 20 inches), contemporary three-quarter black morocco gilt. $3000. Limited large-paper first edition of this monumental county history, one of only 75 copies, with engraved frontispiece portrait, six full-page chromolithographs, 13 tinted lithographs, four engraved plates, a double-page handcolored map, and numerous in-text wood-engravings. Published in 16 parts between 1870 and 1881, Cussans’ detailed Hertfordshire contains, in addition to the histories of the more important houses and parish churches, transcriptions of a large number of memorial inscriptions from church interiors, and in some cases the more impressive memorials in the churchyards. Fine. 166

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ber na rd cor n w ell “Rousing Military History, Penetrating Character Analysis, And Suspenseful Martial Intrigue”: Cornwell’s “Sharpe Novels,” Each A Fine Edition Signed By The Author 167. CORNWELL, Bernard. The Sharpe Books. London: Collins and HarperCollins, 1981-2006. Together, 21 volumes. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. $18,000. First editions of Cornwell’s 21 historical novels featuring his popular character, Richard Sharpe, each volume signed by Cornwell. Set largely during battles and campaigns, both real and fictional, in the Napoleonic Wars, Cornwell’s novels served as the basis for a successful series of television films starring Sean Bean. Books fine, dust jackets fine to near-fine.

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edwa rd curtis “The Indian As He Has Hitherto Been Is On The Point Of Passing Away” 168. CURTIS, Edward. The North American Indian, Volume II. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1908. Folio, later full brown morocco gilt (in the style of the original binding). $18,000. Volume II of this monumental 20-volume work, one of a limited edition of 500 copies (but probably only 272 copies bound and sold), finely printed on Japan vellum, with 75 sepia photogravure plates, handsomely bound by Blackwell to appear uniform to the original full morocco-gilt. “The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to exert a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture” (Library of Congress). The volumes of Curtis’ epic series are “jewels of 20th-century bookmaking… [the photographs] are exquisitely beautiful, preciously printed, warm-toned and hand-pulled gravures filled with the carefully composed masses of light and shadow that link them unmistakably to Stieglitz and the Pictorialists” (Roth, 4-5). This volume of Curtis’ beautiful and important work is dedicated to the Pima, Yuma, Mojave (Mohave), and Maricopa tribes of the Southwest. While the limitation page indicates that 500 sets were printed, it is believed now that only 272 sets were actually bound and sold. Fine.

169. D’ARBLAY, Madame. Diary and Letters of Madame D’Arblay. London, 1854. Seven volumes. Octavo, later threequarter light brown calf. $750.

D’Arblay, who is better known by her maiden name, Fanny Burney, wrote the extremely popular novels, Evelina, Cecilia and Camilla. Her works had a great influence on Jane Austen, who took the title Pride and Prejudice from the last pages of Cecilia. “Madame d’Arblay’s diary is now more interesting than her novels. The descriptions of Mr. Thrale and Johnson and Boswell himself rival Boswell’s own work” (DNB). Near-fine.

“An Extension Of His Study Of Man” 170. DARWIN, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. New York, 1873 i.e. 1872. Octavo, original russet cloth. $2300. First American edition, issued the same year as the London edition, Darwin’s momentous work that founded the study of ethology—the only one of Darwin’s books to be illustrated with photographic plates—pioneering the use of the heliotype photographic process. This copy from the library of photographer and musician Graham Nash, with his signed bookplate tipped in. Expression of the Emotions was “written as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment” (Freeman, 142). “With this book Darwin founded the study of ethology (animal behavior)” (DSB). The work “is really an extension of his study of man and would have made a… suitable second half to the Descent.” This scarce work is the first book containing heliotype, or collotype, photographic prints. “This was the first highly successful use of the process of Ernest Edwards” (Truthful Lens 43), and strongly influenced scientific photography, such as Muybridge’s work on horses in motion. First American edition issued the same year and “from the stereos of” the first edition. The plates with numbers in Roman numerals (as in Norman). The plates of the London edition “exist in two states, one with the plates numbered in Arabic, the other numbered in Roman… It seems probable that the Arabic set was the earlier” (Freeman, 143). As issued without dust jacket. From the collection of photographer and

“The Most Important Single Work In Science” 171. DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species. New York, 1860. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth. $5000. First American edition, second issue, of “certainly the most important biological book ever written” (Freeman), published within one year of publication of the London first edition, and with the same text. Darwin “was intent upon carrying Lyell’s demonstration of the uniformity of natural causes over into the organic world… In accomplishing this Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken” (PMM 344). Second issue. The text is identical to the text of the London first edition. The whale-bear story is included in full. Near-fine.

“Of What Tremendous Import To The Race Are Darwin’s Deductions!” 172. (DARWIN, Charles) HOLDER, Charles Frederick. Charles Darwin. His Life and Work. New York and London, 1891. Octavo, original gray and brown cloth. $375. First edition of this accessible biography of Charles Darwin, with numerous illustrations. Minor soiling to endpapers and original cloth. Most attractive. 173

“The First Definitive Textbook On Plastic Surgery” 173. DAVIS, John Staige. Plastic Surgery: Its Principles and Practice. Philadelphia, 1919. Octavo, original maroon cloth. $1800. First edition of the first comprehensive textbook on plastic surgery, illustrated with 864 sketches and photographs. “This was the first definitive textbook on plastic surgery and remains a classic” (DAB). Fine.


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“New Edition,” with a folding facsimile of a preliminary diary entry and engraved frontispiece portraits of Madame D’Arblay, General D’Arblay, Queen Charlotte, Charles Burney, and others, handsomely bound.

musician Graham Nash, with tipped-in bookplate signed by him. Only small close tear to one fold-line of Plate VI, front inner hinge starting but sound, slight edge-wear to original cloth. Extremely good.

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Madame D’Arblay’s Diary And Letters, With Accounts Of Johnson And Boswell

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“I Have Often Been Asked How It Was… That I Became An Opium-Eater” 174. DE QUINCEY, Thomas. The Works. Edinburgh, circa 1880. Sixteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary full limp burgundy morocco gilt. $2200. Collected edition, with 15 frontispiece portraits, handsomely bound by Birdsall & Son.

met in Mourzuk in early 1822 on a mission of exploration and adventure in search of the source and termination of the Niger River. Though they were unsuccessful in navigating the length of the Niger, Denham and Clapperton clarified Western knowledge about the uncertain boundaries between several African kingdoms and served in diplomatic roles among various sheikhs and chieftains. Near-fine.

“The Single Most Resonant And Carefully Imagined Book Of Dick’s Career”

Includes Confessions of an English OpiumEater, as well as biographies, reviews, and essays concerning literary figures from Milton to Coleridge. Volume XVI with illustrated title page instead of frontispiece, as issued. Fine.

177. DICK, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York, 1962. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $3000. First edition of “one of America’s enduring expressionist novels of alienation and disillusionment,” Dick’s richly textured and profoundly affecting construction of a post-war America under Axis domination.

The First Major Illustrated Study Of Cambodian Antiquities 175. DELAPORTE, Louis. Voyage au Cambodge. L’Architecture Khmer. Paris, 1880. Tall octavo, contemporary half red morocco gilt prize binding. $2000.

By positing an alternate timeline in which the Allied powers lost World War II, “Dick succeeded in creating a plausible imaginary 177 world in which Americans are obliged to First edition of the first major study of Khmer art and squirm with embarrassment, resentment and remorse; they architecture, with 13 double-page, 37 full-page and numerous bear the full weight of cultural oppression which has been in-text wood-engraved illustrations and plans. borne in our time-stream by so many of the world’s other peoples… It is probably Dick’s best work, and the most Delaporte’s narrative begins with the departure from Saigon memorable alternative world tale, or fantasia of historical up the Mekong River to Phnom Pehn, and includes detailed possibility, ever written” (Science Fiction 100 Best, 93-94). architectural and artistic surveys of the major Khmer ruins Winner of the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Dust jacket with several important side excursions. Text in French. In near-fine, book fine. Scarce. prize binding of the City of Paris for a Municipal Award for Excellence. Expert restoration to spine. Near-fine.

“Let’s Hear It For The Vague Blur!”

“Like A Frenzied Dream” 176. DENHAM, Dixon and CLAPPERTON, Hugh. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824. London, 1826. Quarto, early 20th-century three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $2300. First edition of this harrowing account of African exploration, with copperengraved frontispiece, 36 full-page plates of landscapes, tribal life, maps, wars and weaponry (one hand-colored of an oasis), six in-text vignettes and a large folding map showing the explorers’ route across North Africa. Major Dixon Denham, Captain Hugh Clapperton and Doctor Walter Oudney


178. DICK, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, 1977. Octavo, original tan paper boards, dust jacket. $1850. First edition of Dick’s “suburban phantasmagoria” (New York Times), his finely crafted and frightening vision of drug culture, social conformity and the struggle to discern reality. Although many of Philip K. Dick’s works in the 1960s employ “a language singularly familiar with the large repertory of mindstates accessible through the use of drugs,” only with this 1977 novel did the author “explore the more negative human implications of drug-taking, though with an almost hallucinated vehemence” (Clute & Nicholls, 329). “An affecting, powerful novel” (Anatomy of Wonder, II-333). Fine.

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179. DICKENS, Charles. Works. London, circa 1887. Thirty volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $9000.

Charles Dickens’ Christmas Books, Beautifully Bound By Root & Son 180. DICKENS, Charles. The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol. WITH: The Chimes. WITH: The Cricket on the Hearth. WITH: The Battle of Life. WITH: The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. London, 1844-48. Five volumes in all. Small octavo, modern three-quarter red calf gilt, custom slipcase. $4500. Early mixed editions of all five Dickens Christmas Books, with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle, and Landseer, handsomely bound by Root & Son. Written quickly over a few weeks, A Christmas Carol “was the first of Dickens’ Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally)… it was an extraordinary achievement— the one great Christmas myth of modern literature.” Produced under Dickens’ careful supervision and exacting standards, it became the only one of his first editions to contain color plates. Dickens followed up the success of A Christmas Carol with four more Christmas books. This set is comprised of early mixed editions; the printing information is as follows: A Christmas Carol is the seventh edition, published within a few months of the first; The Chimes is a sixth edition, published the same year as the first; The Cricket on the Hearth is a 17th edition, published the same year as the first; The Battle of Life is a first edition, fourth issue, as are almost all copies; The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain is a first edition. Beautiful.

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Later, illustrated “Library Edition,” with over 400 black-and-white plates after the original illustrations, handsomely bound. This edition, which includes all of Dickens’ major works—including The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and the Christmas books, chief among them A Christmas Carol—first published 1858 to circa 1870. Fine.


“Never Was A Book Received With More Rapturous Enthusiasm Than That Which Greeted The Pickwick Papers” 181. DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London, 1837. Thick octavo, early 20th-century full tan calf gilt. $2200. First edition in book form of one of Dickens’ greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. “From a literary standpoint the supremacy of this book has been… firmly established… It is quite probable that only Shakespeare’s Works, the Bible and perhaps the English Prayer Book, exceed “Pickwick Papers” in circulation” (Eckel, 17). Includes marginal note on page 9 that was suppressed in later issues (Eckel, 23). Originally issued in 20 parts from April 1836 to November 1837. With “Directions to Binder” and errata leaf. Bound without half title. With later states of plates 10 and 11. Near-fine. 180

“My Private Declaration Of Independence” 182.

DELILLO, Don. Americana. Boston, 1971. Octavo, original half blue cloth, dust jacket. $1800. First edition of the author’s first book, signed by him. Corner of half title clipped. Cloth fine, dust jacket near-fine.


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“This Life Is A Circle, Made With A Compasse, That Passes From Point To Point” 183. DONNE, John. LXXX Sermons. London, 1640. Folio, period-style full paneled calf. $12,000. First edition of the first collection of Donne’s sermons, with separate engraved title page containing Donne’s portrait, engraved by Merian after a miniature by Isaac Oliver.

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“Of Donne’s estimated 180 sermons, the extraordinary total of 160 survive—monumental evidence that he was both a prolific and a popular preacher. The reasons for his popularity are clear… At his most characteristic, he is the spokesman before God of a virile, unconquerable humanity” (Norton, 913, 918). Now considered “very rare,” this volume of sermons is one of three folios issued by Donne’s son between 1640 and 1660, after Donne’s death (Allibone, 513). LXXX Sermons contains the first appearance of Walton’s Life of Donne, the standard biographical text “written with an extraordinary grace and spontaneity” (Keynes, 239). Portrait in second state. Without first and final blank leaf. Portrait laid down, minor marginal worming to last 30 leaves, short closed marginal tear to Mmm6, tear to bottom corners of last three leaves without loss of text.

“I Had A Farm In Africa, At The Foot Of The Ngong Hills…”

“Long Journeys Across Boundless Prairies, Or Amidst Mountains Of Overwhelming Magnitude”

184. DINESEN, Isak. Out of Africa. New York, 1938. Octavo, original black and orange cloth, dust jacket. $1200.

186. DOMENECH, Abbé Emmanuel. Seven Years’ Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. London, 1860. Two volumes. Octavo, mid 20th-century three-quarter scarlet morocco gilt. $2500.

First American edition of Dinesen’s famous account of her experiences in Africa. Near-fine.

“Her Mind Was Charged With Paradox” 185. DICKINSON, Emily. Poems. Second Series. Boston, 1891. Small octavo, original gilt-stamped green and white cloth, custom clamshell box. $3500. First edition of Emily Dickinson’s second book of poetry, one of only 960 copies of the first printing. Emily Dickinson published only 11 poems during her lifetime, but upon her death in 1886, her sister Lavinia discovered 1775 manuscript poems. Mabel Todd edited and published the three series of these poems until a quarrel between the Dickinson and Todd families led to a division of the manuscripts, preventing the further publication of complete and authoritative editions of Dickinson’s poetry until 70 years after her death (Wolff). Binding A (no priority established). Faint dampstaining to bottom corner of text, light foxing and soiling to cloth, slightest rubbing to extremities. Extremely good. Scarce.

First edition, with hand-colored folding engraved map of North America and 58 color-tinted plates by Joliet. A compilation from the “Reports of the Surveys for the Pacific Railroad,” Domenech’s extensive study includes accounts of North American Indian ethnography, antiquities, character, languages, religions, and customs. Beautifully tinted plates depict representatives of Comanche, Navajo, Crow, Iroquois, Mojave, Pueblo, and other Indian tribes; musical instruments and fishing implements; wampums, pipes, costumes and ornaments, tomahawks, pottery, and canoes; views include the Witchita Mountains, New Mexico, the Great Salt Lake, the upper Mississippi, the Minnesota, numerous deserts and more. Domenech “has gleaned from every source he found available, and compiled a mass of material… A category of the Indian Tribes of North America, and some short vocabularies form… the most valuable portion of these volumes” (Field, 105). Scattered light marginal foxing to plates. Excellent. 185


189. (DORÉ, Gustave) POE, Edgar Allan. The Raven. New York, 1884. Large, slim folio (14-1/2 by 18-1/2 inches), original gilt-stamped pictorial gray cloth. $3500.

First Edition Of Rebecca, A Perfect Copy 187. DU MAURIER, Daphne. Rebecca. London, 1938. Octavo, original gilt-stamped black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $9000. First edition of du Maurier’s most famous novel, her haunting tale of memory and murder, the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning 1940 film. A perfect copy in a perfect dust jacket, exceedingly rare in such condition. “‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.’ The opening line of perhaps the greatest romantic suspense novel ever written has become as familiar to readers as ‘Call me Ishmael’ from Moby-Dick” (Penzler, 26). With scarce original publicity band. Fine.

“The Oft-Quoted Classic On Chinese Religion”: Six Illustrated Volumes 188. DORÉ, Henry. Researches into Chinese Superstitions. Shanghai, 1914-20. Six volumes. Octavo, original cloth spines, original pictorial paper-covered boards bound in Chinese style with colored thread. $1500. First English translation of the first six volumes of this survey of Chinese religious practices, illustrated with 373 plates depicting rituals, amulets, talismans, and calligraphic charms, 154 of them printed in full color, and one colored folding facsimile of a fortune-teller’s sheet. “The oft-quoted classic on Chinese religion, written by Henry Doré, S.J., and published in 13 volumes between 1914 and 1938, is entitled Researches into Chinese Supersitions. Doré’s massive investigation covered such topics as Chinese gods, incense, auspicious plants and animals, the heavenly bureaucracy, superstitious practices and many more. Illustrated with fine color plates, it contained numerous scholarly references and a full inclusion of Chinese characters for easy reference. While he devoted most attention to

Splendid first edition of Doré’s final illustrated book, his only commissioned by an American publisher and illustrating an American work, with 24 full-page folio wood-engravings and two vignettes by Doré. “One can hardly deny that Doré is not merely one of the most popular but also one of the greatest of all illustrators… Perhaps Taine summed up Doré’s appeal most eloquently: ‘every imagination appeared languid in comparison with his. For energy, force, superabundance, originality, sparkle, and gloomy grandeur, I know only one equal to his—that of Tintoretto’” (Ray, 327-29). Doré died at age 51 shortly after completing the illustrations for “The Raven.” This edition was published simultaneously in England and America in December of 1883. The British edition lists the date as 1883 on its title page and the present Harper & Brothers American edition lists 1884, but they were issued at the same time. As the work was commissioned by Harper & Brothers, the American edition is preferred. The New York edition also features an elaborate cover illustration by Dora Wheeler and a title page illustration by Elihu Vedder depicting Poe and Doré, neither of which is part of the London edition. Exlibrary. Inner hinges expertly repaired, mild staining and rubbing to original cloth. Extremely good.

“No Man Hath Written In Our Language So Much, And So Various Matter, And In So Various Manners, So Well” 190. DRYDEN, John. The Miscellaneous Works. London, 1760. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tan calf gilt. $2000. First edition of this early collection of Dryden’s miscellaneous works, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Dryden in Volume I, in handsome contemporary binding. One of the most prolific and versatile writers in literary history, John Dryden excelled as a poet, a playwright, a critic, and a translator. Slight rubbing to spine ends. Very handsome.

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religious rituals, and not to the paper material culture that accompanied them, Doré did include small references to the paper offerings accompanying some rites, and carefully drawn and colored examples of spirit money and funeral offerings were included in the illustrations” (Scott, 9). Issued simultaneously in French. Scattered light foxing to interiors and margins of some plates, blue ink stains to front board of Volume V; light wear to extremities and light toning to spines. Extremely good.

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economics & finance Nobel-Winner Kenneth Arrow’s First Book, Inscribed By Him 191. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) ARROW, Kenneth J. Social Choice and Individual Values. New York, 1951. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $5200. First edition of the first book by the 1972 Nobel Prize-winner in economics and “one of the half-dozen most important economists in the late 20th century,” inscribed: “With best wishes, Kenneth J. Arrow, 25 February 2006.”

“In The Retrospect It Is Easy To Appreciate That Preliminary Symptoms Of The Crash Were Not Lacking” 193. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) FISHER, Irving. The Stock Market Crash—And After. New York, 1930. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket. $3000. First edition of this important work tracing the causes and the immediate aftermath of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, in very scarce original dust jacket.

Kenneth Arrow’s first book was his doctoral dissertation at Columbia, and published as the 12th book in the Cowles Commission Monograph series. He outlines what came to be known as “the impossibility theorem,” the notion “that social choice, or social decision making, is not rational… What this all means is that while economics can explain individual choice, it cannot explain group decision making” (Pressman, 178-9). “Arrow’s theorem has withstood all technical criticisms and has never been decisively challenged on its own grounds” (Great Economists Since Keynes, 6). Near-fine.

In 1929, just before the crash, Fisher wrote that stock prices had “reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” However, Fisher’s managed to salvage his reputation with the brilliant understanding of the market’s machinations that he displayed in this work, along with some inspired solutions for recovery. While Fisher painted a rosy picture of America’s future, it was never realized due in part to Fisher’s misplaced belief that America would adopt wise banking policies and gold control. By 1931, the United States had fallen into the depths of the Great Depression. Near-fine.

Rare 1906 First Edition Of Irving Fisher’s Nature Of Capital And Income, His Pioneering Work On The Growth Of Wealth

Fowler’s Ten Years In Wall Street, 1870 First Edition, With Autograph Letter On Financial Markets From Financier Junius S. Morgan Laid In

192. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) FISHER, Irving. The Nature of Capital and Income. New York and London, 1906. Thick octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. $4200. First edition of this pioneering work on the growth of wealth, by “the United States’ greatest scientific economist” (Niehans, 279). Irving Fisher, during a mountain-climb in the Alps, encountered a cascade of water into a pool, which clicked with him as a metaphor for the growth of wealth. “He defined capital as a stock of wealth at one point in time, analogous to a stock of water in a pool… Out of current income would come a [cascade] of savings which adds to our stock of wealth” (Pressman, 92-93). “With this book Fisher became the first economist to develop a theory of capital (including human capital) on an actuarial and accounting basis… He demonstrated convincingly that in economics only the future counts, and that past costs have no direct relevance to value. In point of fact, his research resulted in rigorous definition of the bases on which it is possible to ground a valid theory of interest” (IESS). Extensive pencil scholarly annotations and underlining to first third of text. Ex-library. Inner paper hinges starting, light wear and soiling to original cloth. Extremely good.

194. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) FOWLER, William Worthington. Ten Years in Wall Street; Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on ’Change. WITH: Autograph letter signed. Hartford, Connecticut, 1870. Octavo, periodstyle full brown morocco; one sheet of approximately 7 1/2 by 10-inch white paper, custom clamshell box. $2200. First edition of this Wall Street memoir, warning of the evils of speculation and the potential for financial ruin, with a 1857 autograph letter by railroad financier Junius S. Morgan, father of banker J.P. Morgan, reporting to a colleague on financial conditions in London. In this work, Connecticut legislator William Worthington Fowler condemns the ethical decline of the businessmen involved in the dark side of Wall Street and shows the potential for imminent disaster. This book focuses on the dangers of speculation and discusses the earliest instances of rampant greed and the inevitable panics that followed. With a laid-in letter from financier Junius S. Morgan, dated January 15, 1857. Fine.

195. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) GRAHAM, Benjamin. Security Analysis. Principles and Technique. New York and London, 1934. Octavo, original burgundy cloth. $7000. First edition, seventh printing, of Graham’s seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. Few published works of the 20th century have exerted the influence or had as devoted a following as Security Analysis. Prior to its publication, investors often relied on intuition or the character of a business owner to make their decisions. Writing in the wake of the catastrophic stock market crash, Graham and Dodd designed “value-oriented investment,” a disciplined, realistic approach to constructing a solid financial portfolio. The original 1934 work is extremely scarce; it is reported that even the publishers do not have a first printing in their archives. Without the scarce dust jacket. Only slight rubbing to extremities. Beautiful.

“The Most Important Thing, Outside Of Your Health, For You To Protect Is Your Money” 196. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) GANN, William D. New Stock Trend Detector. A Review of the 1929-1932 Panic and the 1932-1935 Bull Market. New York, 1936. Octavo, original purple cloth, dust jacket. $3000. First edition, in scarce original dust jacket, of Gann’s 1936 study of investment and speculation in the stock market. William Delbert Gann was a leading expert in the areas of time and price analysis, best known for his uncanny ability to forecast prices and time yearly highs and lows. Gann sets forth many of his techniques in this book, aiming to help investors avoid the “the pitfalls of reckless speculation.” Gann also includes reliable rules for stock market investment, a discussion of the stock market crash and a wealth of information on specific stocks. Book fine, dust jacket about-fine.

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“Many Shall Be Restored That Are Now Fallen And Many Shall Fall That Are Now In Honor”

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First Edition Of William Peter Hamilton’s The Stock Market Barometer 197. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HAMILTON, William Peter. The Stock Market Barometer. A Study of Its Forecast Value Based on Charles H. Dow’s Theory of the Price Movement. New York and London, 1922. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket. $1100. First edition of this economic study of the stock market, with one folding graph and laid-in appendix insert, in very scarce original dust jacket. A classic in Dow Theory by William P. Hamilton, the major practitioner of Dow Theory between 1902 and 1929 and a former editor of The Wall Street Journal. “If you are a serious student of investing, you owe it to yourself to ‘go back to the future’ and read this book” (Charles B. Carlson). Near-fine.

“In The Future The American Money Market Will Be WellProtected Against The Financial Strain Arising From The Payment Of Foreign Debts” 198. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HICKERNELL, Warren F. Financial and Business Forecasting. No place, 1928. Two volumes. Octavo, original burgundy cloth. $1400. First edition of this work on understanding business cycles and using them for forecasting and investment. Inspired by a Yale doctoral dissertation on business cycles and various 19th-century monthly averages for commodities and bank shares, this work was written for business men and was intended to sketch a picture of American panics and depressions and explain the reasons for them. Here, Hickernell examines such issues as credit policy and the federal reserve banks and comes up with a fascinating analysis of how government policy should work in order to prevent panics like the ones that happened throughout the 19th century. Very nearly fine.

“If Left Free Men Will Often Achieve More Than Individual Human Reason Could Design Or Foresee” 199. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HAYEK, Friedrich A. Individualism: True and False. The Twelfth Finlay Lecture Delivered at University College, Dublin, on December 17, 1945. Dublin and Oxford, 1946. Octavo, original brown paper wrappers; pp. 38. $375. First edition of this lecture on the merits of individualism and decentralization.

In this lecture, delivered just months after the end of World War II, Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek offered a fervent defense of individualism and free thought. He warned of the dangers of centralized social systems, pointing out that past totalitarian regimes such as the Nazis derived much of their power from creating and manipulating such systems and the people living under them. Underlining and annotations to text. Near-fine.

First Edition Of Hayek’s Landmark First Volume Of Law, Legislation And Liberty 200. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HAYEK, Friedrich A. Law, Legislation and Liberty. A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy. Volume I. Rules and Order. Chicago and London, 1973. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $425. 198

First edition of this landmark work on law and liberty by renowned economist F.A. Hayek. Intended as a sequel to The Constitution of Liberty, this work constitutes the first part of a three-part analysis of the relationship between law and liberty. In Rules and Order, Hayek creates a framework for analyzing various theories of justice and sets forth a list of conditions that a constitution safeguarding personal liberty would have to satisfy. Very nearly fine.

First Edition Of Hemming’s History Of The New York Stock Exchange, With Over 350 Beautiful Engraved Plates Of The Exchange’s Members 201. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HEMMING, Henry G. Hemming’s History of the New York Stock Exchange. New York, 1905. Very thick quarto, original full brown morocco rebacked and re-edged. $2000. First edition of Hemming’s indispensable early 20th-century history of the New York Stock Exchange, with four engraved views of Old New York and over 350 beautiful steel-engraved portraits of the members of the Exchange. Offering both a concise history of how the Stock Exchange came to be and a wonderfully executed series of steel-engraved portraits illustrating the Exchange’s members as of 1905, Hemming’s History of the New York Stock Exchange has long been a classic work on the Stock Exchange. Final seven portraits with center vertical crease, faint marginal dampstain to first few pages of text, wear to boards. Extremely good.

202. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HUEBNER, Solomon Stephen. The Stock Market. New York and London, 1928. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, dust jacket. $400. Early edition of this guide to the stock market. A University of Pennsylvania professor devoted to developing a model for practical, professional business education and an avid textbook author, Huebner spent much of his life “contributing to Wharton’s growing reputation as a center for scholarship in finance… In 1918 the Investment Bankers Association engaged Huebner to develop a curriculum to prepare candidates for careers in their field. This eventually led to the publication by Huebner of another important textbook, The Stock Market” (ANB). The first edition was published in 1922. Book about-fine, scarce dust jacket very good with shallow chipping extremities, toning to spine, and large chip affecting spine title.

Keynes On The Problem Of German Reparation 203. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KEYNES, John Maynard. A Revision of the Treaty. London, 1922. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $2000. First edition of this post-WWI economic work arguing against burdening Germany with reparations. Keynes prepared this material as a supplement to his Economic Consequences of the Peace, which he published in 1919. Both works stemmed from Keynes’ condemnation of the Allied policy of demanding heavy reparations from Germany; in protest he resigned from the post of principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Near-fine.

Keynes On War Economics 204. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KEYNES, John Maynard. How to Pay for the War. London, 1940. Octavo, original orange paper boards. $600. First edition of Keynes’ economic plan for World War II. Shortly after Great Britain entered World War II, Keynes published How to Pay for the War. “The plan was simple—a portion of every wage earner’s pay would automatically be

invested in government bonds that would not be available for redemption until after the war” (Heilbroner, 282). “This little book is of a great theoretical as well as practical interest” (Harrod). About-fine.

Keynes’ A Treatise On Money, In Rare Original Dust Jackets 205. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KEYNES, John Maynard. A Treatise on Money. London, 1930. Two volumes. Octavo, original 205 blue cloth, dust jackets. $8000. First edition of Keynes’ important work on monetary theory, in rare original dust jackets. “In 1930, Keynes brought out his heavy, two-volume Treatise on Money, which effectively set out his Wicksellian theory of the credit cycle. In it, the rudiments of a liquidity preference theory of interest are laid out and Keynes believed it would be his magnum opus…[however, criticism was swift and extreme] and the Treatise led to the formation of a reading group, known as ‘the circus,’ composed of young Cambridge economists Richard Kahn and others… Kahn dutifully delivered reports of the Circus’s discussions to Keynes, who subsequently began revising his ideas” (History of Economic Thought). As a result of the controversy and the subsequent debates, Keynes produced his greatest work, The General Theory, which literally began a revolution in American economics. Mild wear to cloth extremities, toning to spines and expert restoration to original dust jackets. Exceptional.

The Most Influential Economic Treatise Of The 20th Century 206. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936. Octavo, original blue-green cloth.  $1400. First edition of Keynes’ last major work, the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century. The General Theory ranks with the Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus’ Essay on Population as a guide to public policy. Keynes “subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate… A highly placed American official recently remarked that ‘we are all Keynesians today’” (PMM 423). Without scarce dust jacket. Fine.

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“Stock Exchanges Exert A Powerful Influence For Uniformity Of Practice And A High Standard Of Honor”

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“Profits Always Take Care Of Themselves, But Losses Never Do” 207. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks. New York, 1940. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom clamshell box. $7000. First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most flamboyant stock traders, this scarce work featuring the first in-depth explanation of the famed Livermore Formula, his highly successful trading method still in use today, and containing 16 full color charts. Livermore is widely believed to be the subject of Edwin Lefevre’s fictional biography and investment classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. One of the most flamboyant figures on Wall Street in the first half of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost several fortunes and was even blamed for the stock market crash of 1929. Without exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Near-fine.

Inscribed By Ludwig Von Mises To His Editor 208. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MISES, Ludwig von. Human Action. New Haven, 1950. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box.$7800. First edition, fourth printing, of the landmark work by the head of the “Austrian school” of economics, warmly inscribed to the editor of von Mises’ Liberalism: “To Mr. Arthur Goddard with kindest regards, L. Mises.” Von Mises’ single most important book is this classic exposition of the philosophical and political foundations of free market economics. “It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism and in the ability of a free-market economy… to promote and safeguard… those intellectual, cultural and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests” (Hazlitt, 119). Light wear and soiling to cloth. Dust jacket with two shallow chips, tape reinforcement to extremities, front panel quite bright. Inscription and signature fine. Very good.

209. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) LOCKE, John. Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade. London, 1696. Small octavo, contemporary full calf rebacked. $8500. First collected edition of Locke’s important tracts on the fundamentals of economics. “Regarded as gospels for ‘sound money’ men, Locke’s work argues that “the price of money cannot be fixed by law… any attempt can only harass trade.” “Locke’s writings on money and his arguments against devaluation have almost been regarded as gospels for ‘sound money’ men” (Li, 104-5). This edition (Yolton 163B) collects the corrected second editions of “Some considerations of the consequences of the lowering of interest” (first printed 1692), “Short observations on… encouraging the coining silver money in England” (1695) and “Further considerations concerning the raising of the value of money” (1695). With general title page (a cancel) misbound. Fine.

“Concise, Accurate And Practical” 210. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MAGENS, Nicolas. An Essay on Insurances. London, 1755. Octavo, period-style full calf gilt. $4200. First edition in English—a significant augmentation of the first edition, published two years earlier in German—of Magens’ influential text on marine insurance. A German-born merchant, Magens made his fortune as a London importer; he was also a director of the London Assurance corporation--among the first examples of corporate marine insurance in Europe--and much of the material for An Essay on Insurances “was in fact taken from the practices of the London Assurance itself” (Van Niekerk, 630n362). Magens’ classic text on marine insurance was first published in Hamburg in 1753. Magens himself prepared this first edition in English. Scattered light foxing, occasional light embrowning. Beautifully bound.

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“Gave Locke A Permanent Place Among The Founders Of Political Economy”


Views Of The New York Stock Exchange

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211. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KING, Moses. King’s Views of the New York Stock Exchange. New York, 1897. Folio, original olive cloth, original wrappers bound in.$800. First edition, with over 950 portraits and 90 views of lower Manhattan and its architecture.

Second edition of this book about when to liquidate securities in order to realize maximum profits. Morton divides his practical, level-headed advice into separate categories based on whether it is appropriate for bulls or for bears, making this work valuable to every type of investor, especially those with heavily diversified holdings or both short- and long-term goals. First published 1926. Fine.

Inner paper hinges reinforced, a few closed marginal tears, only light wear and soiling to cloth. Extremely good.

Signed By Ayn Rand

“A Radical Critique Of… Economic Theory”

215. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) RAND, Ayn. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York, 1966. Octavo, original green and black cloth, slipcase. $3500.

212. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MARX, Karl. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. New York, 1904. Octavo, modern full brown calf gilt. $4000. First edition in English of Marx’s seminal early work that laid the foundation for Das Kapital. “The first fruits of Marx’s long-continued economic studies appeared in his Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (1859),” first published in English with this posthumous 1904 edition (Palgrave II:704). “It was the first part of a much larger work planned to cover the whole ground of political economy”—a project realized in 1867 with Das Kapital (Brittanica). With appendix containing the first publication in English and first publication in book form of Marx’s introduction to the Critique. Without dust jacket, as issued. Minor paper repairs to a few leaves.

The “Marshallian” Tradition Of Economics 213. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) PIGOU, A.C. The Economics of Stationary States. London, 1935. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $850. First edition of this important economics work. Pigou became the main source for passing on the “Marshallian” tradition of economics at Cambridge, as well as its most vigorous defender against Keynesian economics. “Known as the father of modern welfare economics… Pigou is also one of the founders of modern public finance… The way that economists analyze and justify government intervention in economic affairs stems from Pigou” (Pressman, 97-99). Book fine, dust jacket extremely good with slightest soiling, light rubbing and toning to extremities.

“Patience, Ability To Keep One’s Head, Willingness To Learn, But Above All, Common Sense” 214. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MORTON, James P. When to Sell to Assure Profits. New York, 1927. Octavo, original limp navy cloth. $550.

First edition, first printing, one of only 700 copies signed by Rand. Rand wrote most of the essays in this important work on the moral aspects of capitalism; it also contains contributions from Nathaniel Branden and Alan Greenspan. Fine.

Robinson’s “Classic Exposition Of The Theory Of The Firm” 216. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) ROBINSON, Joan. The Economics of Imperfect Competition. London, 1933. Thick octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1250. First edition of Robinson’s theory of a middle ground (“imperfect competition”) somewhere between monopolies and perfect competition, which would explain unemployment, in rare original dust jacket. Departing from contemporary economic theory, Robinson treats monopolies in given industries as the general case and perfect competition between multiple small firms as a special case. Book fine, rare dust jacket with a bit of wear and toning and some paper reinforcement and repair to verso.

“Some Fresh Opportunity For Investment Is Bound To Present Itself” 217. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) ROBINSON, Joan. The Rate of Interest and Other Essays. London, 1952. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $400. First edition of this important collection of papers concerning interest rates, liquidity preference, monetary economics and more. Robinson discusses interest rates, the relationship between monetary economics and exchange rates, liquidity preference, instability and her fellow economists (especially Keynes and his General Theory), thus pushing toward a new understanding of capitalism. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.


Two-Page Autograph Letter Written Entirely By Thomas Edison, Boldly Signed By Him Regarding Pressing Records 220. EDISON, Thomas Alva. Autograph letter signed. West Orange, New Jersey, 1924. Two sheets of notepaper, measuring 5-1/2 by 8 inches. $3000.

“Man Is Born Free, And Yet Is Universally Enslaved” 218. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques. A Dissertation on Political Economy: To Which Is Added, A Treatise on the Social Compact. Albany, 1797. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf rebacked. $3200. First American edition of two collected works by Rousseau, his treatise on the establishment of good government, and his Contrat Social—“the Bible of the revolutionaries”—pivotal in its influence on the French Revolution and Jefferson’s thoughts in the Declaration of Independence. “Rousseau may be said to hold, as an influence, a place almost unrivalled in literary history” and political thought (Britannica). This is the first American collection of two of his key works, preeminently his Contrat Social (1762), which spurred the French Revolution’s cry of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” and inspired Jefferson as he penned the Declaration of Independence. Also within is Rousseau’s Discourse on Political Economy (1755), which “tackles one major subject barely mentioned in the Contrat Social, that of taxation, and has much to say on patriotism” (Christopher Betts). With engraved frontispiece portrait; without subscribers list. Contrat Social first published in English in 1764. Light scattered foxing, tiny closed marginal tears, minor expert archival repair to several leaves. Extremely good.

“There Seems No Reason Why The Average Student Should Not Reap The Rewards Of Successful Stock Market Operation” 219. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) SCHABACKER, Richard W. Stock Market Theory and Practice. New York, 1930. Large octavo, original navy cloth. $1650.

Original signed autograph letter, boldly written in heavy pencil entirely in Thomas Edison’s hand, reporting his discovery of a faulty record-pressing mould and ordering that it be rejected: “Why print 400 or more & send them out to the public to save a $1 mould.” This two-page memorandum to the manager of Edison’s Record Disc Division reflects the famous inventor’s involvement with his factory’s daily workings. Written entirely in Edison’s hand, in dark pencil as was his custom, the note reads: “Buchanan. Note bad repair, reducing record from 100% to 97—It’s getting worse. Go for the mutt who is doing this bad repair. If a wkg [working] mould can’t be repaired so it produces good records, the mould should be rejected. Why print 400 or more & send them out to the public to save a $1 mould. Edison.” Fine.

“The Supreme Expression Of Edwards’ Psychology Of Religion” 221. EDWARDS, Jonathan. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. New York, 1768. Octavo, 19th-century three-quarter vellum. $2200. Second edition of this central work of “The Great Awakening” by one of America’s most famous theological figures—“we can hardly understand Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, unless we comprehend” the formative role of the revival and Edwards’ pivotal influence (Perry Miller). Carrying “the idealism of early Calvinism into dialogue with the secularized intellectual currents of the 18th century,” Edwards published “what has been regarded by many historians as his most important work, the Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, an attempt to ground the graciousness of God’s Elect in an integrative understanding of the soul’s actions… [As] the supreme expression of his psychology of religion,” Edwards’ work exerted powerful influence over American thought. Preceded by the 1746 edition. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, some occasional dampstaining, slight soiling to boards. Extremely good.

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First edition of Schabacker’s comprehensive guide to the stock market, with 105 illustrations, charts, and diagrams, three folding. Without original dust jacket. About-fine.

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dav id roberts Two Superb First Issue Roberts Egypt Plates, With Original Hand-Coloring 222. (EGYPT) ROBERTS, David. Original lithograph plate, Temple at Wady Dabod, Nubia. London, 1842-49. Hand-colored lithograph on onionskin, measuring 10 by 14 inches, on original mount, measuring 16-1/2 by 24 inches. $3000. Beautiful original hand-colored lithograph of the Temple at Wady Dabod, Nubia, from the superb large format first issue of Roberts’ landmark work, Egypt and Nubia (only the first issue is hand-colored on onionskin and mounted on heavier card). Famed lithographer Louis Haghe produced splendid lithographs (including this print) of drawings Roberts made during his 1838-9 journey to Egypt. “Among all the artists working in Egypt… [Roberts] stands head and shoulders above the rest” (Clayton, 6). “Haghe’s skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts’ draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of… lithographic works. Particularly in the Egypt and Nubia section, one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts’ talent” (Abbey, 341). Slight chipping (and one tear) and soiling to edges of mount only. Fine. 223. (EGYPT) ROBERTS, David. Original lithograph plate, Temple of Isis on the Roof of the Great Temple of Dendera. London, 1842-49. Hand-colored lithograph on onionskin, measuring 10 by 14 inches, on original mount, measuring 16-1/2 by 23-1/2 inches.     $3000. Beautiful original hand-colored lithograph of the Temple of Isis on the roof the Great Temple of Dendera, from the superb large format first issue of Roberts’ landmark work, Egypt and Nubia. Fine.

Best edition of this illustrated classic of African exploration, published the same year as the first, magnificently embellished with engraved vignette title pages, three large engraved folding maps, and 58 engraved plates of scenery, antiquities, battle plans and natural history by James Heath. Bruce arrived in Alexandria in June 1768 committed to discovering the source of the Nile, which he thought began somewhere in Abyssinia. Traveling the northern deserts in the guise of a Turkish sailor, he reached Abyssinia in early 1770. In November of that year he found the previously unknown source of the Blue Nile, which he claimed mistakenly to be the Nile of the ancients and therefore more important than the larger White Nile. During his difficult return in 1771, he became the first to trace the Blue Nile to its confluence with the White. Bruce’s account is also notable for its famous plate of the figure of a harpist in the tomb of Ramses III, “the first picture of a scene in the royal tombs to be published… It caught the imagination of many” (Romer, 36). “The last of the great 18th-century travelers in Egypt” (Clayton, 13). First published in London the same year. Bound with half titles. Interiors and plates remarkably clean, with only faint scattered foxing, early minor paper repairs to folding maps. Contemporary calf expertly restored. Near-fine.

Maspero’s History Of Egypt, Illustrated With Hundreds Of Plates, In Publisher’s Deluxe Art-Deco Binding 225. (EGYPT) MASPERO, Gaston Camille Charles, RAPPOPORT, A.S., et al. History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria. London, 1903-06. Thirteen volumes. Royal octavo, original three-quarter dark green morocco gilt. $9000. First edition of this esteemed history of Egypt and the Middle East, richly illustrated with over 1200 plates and in-text illustrations, including hundreds of fine gravures, with beautifully hand-colored frontispiece illustrations. Maspero, Rappoport and others present an intimate acquaintance with the history of Egypt and the Nile Valley, Assyria and Babylonia, as well as these regions’ literature and culture. The illustrations offer a comprehensive picture of Egyptian society. Also with plans of ancient cities, diagrams of royal tombs and maps of historic sites. Issued simultaneously in two limited editions on japon paper. Fine.

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224. (EGYPT) BRUCE, James. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile. Edinburgh, 1790. Five volumes. Thick quarto, contemporary full brown polished calf gilt rebacked with original spines laid down. $15,000.

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229. ELIOT, George. The Mill on the Floss. Edinburgh and London, 1860. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth. $2200.

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First edition of one of Eliot’s most widely read works, in original cloth. With all half titles. Interiors generally clean; only minor shelfwear to spine ends. Extremely good.

“The Most Important Poem, As Many Think, Of The Century” “One Of The Few To Whom That Overworked Word ‘Genius’ Can Justly Be Applied” 226. ELIOT, George. Works. Edinburgh and London, 1901. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt. $4200. “Library Edition” of Eliot’s novels, tales, poems and essays, ten beautifully bound volumes with an engraved frontispiece in each. “A supreme novelist in an age of great novelists [for] her penetrating sympathy, her deep knowledge of humanity, her dramatic and descriptive power, her lambent humor, the reflection of her extraordinary mind” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 212). Fine.

230. ELIOT, T.S. Four Quartets. New York, 1943. Thin octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $4800. Rare first edition in book form (preceded only by separately published pamphlets of each poem) of Eliot’s “extraordinary tour de force,” an elaborate and eloquent exploration of religion and philosophy for the modern mind. A sequence of poems (first published as separate pamphlets) inspired by the natural cycle of four seasons and the ancient tradition of the four primal elements, Eliot’s Four Quartets is “an extraordinary tour de force… The sequence is the most elaborately and intricately shaped of all [Eliot’s] poetry” (Ackroyd, 269-70). First printing, with “first American edition” on copyright page and faulty margins. Dust jacket near-fine, book fine.

First Edition Of Felix Holt

“The Justification Of The Movement Of Our Modern Experiment”

227. ELIOT, George. Felix Holt the Radical. Edinburgh and London, 1866. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind- and giltstamped reddish-brown cloth. $2200.

231. ELIOT, T.S. The Waste Land. New York, 1922 [i.e. 1923]. Slim octavo, original black cloth, uncut and unopened, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $9000.

First edition of Eliot’s fifth novel. Set in England at the time of agitation for passage of the First Reform Bill, Felix Holt is Eliot’s most overtly political novel. Binding variant A, no priority. With four pages of publisher’s advertisements at end of Volume III. With all half titles. Text clean and fine. Volume I rebacked with original spine laid down, a few small chips to cloth spine heads. Very good.

“Her Most Perfect Composition” 228. ELIOT, George. Silas Marner. Edinburgh and London, 1861. Octavo, original full cinnamon cloth, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $6000. First edition of the novel “often regarded as her most perfect composition” (DNB). Preferred variant binding A. Fine.

Limited second impression of one of the most important poems of the 20th century, one of only 1000 copies printed. A beautiful copy in fine condition, most rare in fine original dust jacket. Although called the “Second Edition” in the colophon, this impression was printed from the same setting of type as the first edition (published just one year earlier). Fine. 231

“Trust Thyself: Every Heart Vibrates To That Iron String” 232. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays. WITH: Essays: Second Series. Boston, 1841-44. Two volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full blue calf gilt, custom slipcase. $6200. First editions, first issues, of Emerson’s first and second series of essays, handsomely bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in full calf-gilt.


Eisen; the second volume presents 60 plates: 46 photogravures after original negatives, two photogravures of diagrams and 12 original etchings on copper of the chalice’s iconography. Fine.

“Certain To Reveal Unsuspected Qualities Of A Simple Man”

Limited first edition, one of only 525 numbered copies, a scarce association copy of this representative collection of Faulkner’s early writing, as well as a brief poem by Hemingway.

Inscribed By Ralph Ellison 233. ELLISON, Ralph. Invisible Man. New York, 1952. Octavo, original black and tan cloth, dust jacket. $12,000. First edition of Ellison’s great American novel, inscribed: “For Paul Baker, with thanks for letting me know that this rather elderly novel is worthy of a second reading! Sincerely, Ralph Ellison Feb 15, 1990.” “A vital and permanent contribution to American literature” (Blockson 86). Extremely good.

“This Direct, Beautiful, Natural Thing, Full Of Worth And Vitality” 234. EISEN, Gustavus A. The Great Chalice of Antioch. New York, 1923. Two volumes. Folio (measuring 14-1/2 by 18 inches), original half black morocco gilt. $3500. Limited first edition, one of 1000 copies, of Eisen’s description and investigation of the artifact that many people once held (as some still do) to be the Holy Grail, with 60 plates: 48 photogravures depicting the chalice and numerous details of its iconography and 12 etchings on copper of Jesus and the Apostles, after the chalice’s depictions.

In addition to Hemingway’s four-line poem “Ultimately,” printed on the back cover, Salmagundi contains five poems and three prose pieces by Faulkner. All contents previously appeared in the New Orleans magazine The Double Dealer. With mounted photographic frontispiece portrait of Faulkner, bearing his printed facsimile signature. Binding in second state as always (the first 25 copies, reserved for the authors and reviewers, were bound slightly differently). With publisher’s slipcase, rarely found; without original dust jacket. Book fine in slightly worn slipcase.

Two Signed By Faulkner 236. FAULKNER, William. Requiem For A Nun. New York, 1951. Octavo, original cloth. $2000. Signed limited first edition, one of only 750 copies signed by Faulkner. Without original acetate dust jacket. Fine. 237. FAULKNER, William. The Mansion. New York, 1959. Octavo, original black cloth, acetate. $3000. Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Faulkner. Fine.

“Secures His Place At The Very Front Of American Writers Of Fiction” 238. FAULKNER, William. Light in August. New York, 1932. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $6800. First edition, first issue of one of Faulkner’s most powerful and ambitious novels. First issue, with first printing statement on copyright page, and “Jefferson” for “Mottstown” on page 340, line 1; first-issue binding, lettered in blue and orange. Without glassine wrapper, rarely found. Book fine; expert restoration to bright dust jacket. Lovely.

Since its purported discovery in Antioch circa 1910, speculation has persisted that the Great Chalice is the Holy Grail. The first volume contains extensive scholarly commentary, principally authored by 238

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235. FAULKNER, William. Salmagundi by William Faulkner and a Poem by Ernest Hemingway. Milwaukee, 1932. Octavo, stiff paper covers, original slipcase. $2500.

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“Emerson’s fame… rests securely upon the fact that he had something of importance to say, and that he said it with a beautiful freshness which does not permit his best pages to grow old” (DAB). Original cloth bound in. A few expert paper repairs, including to title page of Volume II; only slight embrowning to Volume II. Beautiful.

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the ruba i yat of om a r k h ay ya m Very Scarce Second Edition Of Fitzgerald’s The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, With Additional Quatrains Added, In A Sumptuous Art Nouveau Binding And With Original Printed Paper Wrappers Bound In 239. (FITZGERALD, Edward, translator). KHAYYAM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. London, 1868. Slim octavo, early 20thcentury full teal morocco gilt, custom morocco pull-off box. $12,000. Second edition of Fitzgerald’s landmark English translation of one of the most famous poems of world literature, a masterpiece of English translation, one of only 500 copies printed. In a beautiful art nouveau binding by English craft binder Sarah Treverbian Prideaux, with original printed paper wrappers bound in. Fine.

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240. FRANZEN, Jonathan. The Corrections. New York, 2001. Octavo, original black and gray paper boards, dust jacket. $300. First edition, first issue of Franzen’s third novel, signed by the author with his characteristic flourish.

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First issue, with pages 430 and 431 reversed, laid-in publisher’s erratum, no Oprah logo on dust jacket. Fine. 241

“Let Me Tell You About The Very Rich” 243. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men. New York, 1926. Octavo, original dark green cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $8800. First edition of Fitzgerald’s great collection of short stories, in very early issue dust jacket with unbattered lips. The lips of the female figure on the dust jacket are fresh and unbattered, indicating it is from early in the print run. Book fine, dust jacket about-fine.

“One Of The First And Most Influential Of English Novels” 241. FIELDING, Henry. The History of Tom Jones. London, 1749. Six volumes. 12mo, mid-19th-century full tan calf gilt. $11,000. First edition, first issue, of this classic English novel, one of a first printing of only 2000 copies, handsomely bound. Prepublication demand for Tom Jones was so great that the first printing of 2000 copies was immediately snapped up by London booksellers; a second printing was completed before the official date of publication (February 28). This is a first issue set, with the errata leaf in Volume I (c8r) and errata uncorrected in the text. About-fine.

“The Crackle Of Firing Before And Behind, And The Screams Of Stricken Men, And The Triumphant Screeching Of The Afghans” 242. FRASER, George MacDonald. Flashman. London, 1969. Octavo, original red paper boards, dust jacket. $600. First edition of the first book in Fraser’s popular series. Near-fine.


“So We Beat On, Boats Against The Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past” 244. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. Octavo, original green cloth, custom clamshell box. $6000. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction. A beautiful copy. First printing, with “sick in tired” on page 205 and all other firstissue points. Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Fine. 244

“bond, james bond.”

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“The Power That Gold Alone Gives” 245. FLEMING, Ian. Goldfinger. London, 1959. Octavo, original black paper-covered boards gilt, dust jacket. $3200. First edition of the seventh James Bond thriller, in which tycoon Auric Goldfinger plots to raid the gold stores in Fort Knox. Fine.

“If Anyone Can Bring It Off, You Can. Care To Have A Try, James?” 246. FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice. London, 1964. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition, first state, of the 12th James Bond nove1, the last published in Fleming’s lifetime. First state, with “First published 1964” on copyright page; issued concurrently with the second state. Near-fine.


Mild crease to front free endpaper and first leaf. Cloth with slight toning and light rubbing. Dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends. Extremely good.

“A Naked Arm Smelling Of Chanel No. 5 Snaked Round His Neck…” 248. FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun. London, 1965. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition of Fleming’s final Bond novel, published the year after Fleming’s death. Second-issue binding without gilt-embossed gun on front cover, as usual; the first-issue binding is extremely rare. Book fine. Light edge wear to bright dust jacket with loss to spine head, tape repairs to spine ends, and call-letters “FLE” handwritten on spine. Extremely good.

“Death Is Forever. But So Are Diamonds”

“To Begin With, He Was Ashamed Of Himself— A Rare State Of Mind”

249. FLEMING, Ian. Diamonds Are Forever. London, 1956. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $5500.

247. FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, (1961). Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $850. First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the super-spy’s memorable nemesis Ernst Blofeld.


Scarce first edition of Fleming’s fourth James Bond thriller, a fast-paced, globespanning race through the deadly world of diamond smuggling.


Book fine, expert restoration to spine ends of bright dust jacket.

250. FLEMING, Ian. From Russia, With Love. London, 1957. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket.$7500.

“One Of The Least Forgettable Characters In Modern Fiction” 251. FLEMING, Ian. Dr. No. London, 1958. Octavo, original brown-stamped paper-covered boards, dust jacket. $4000. First edition of the sixth Bond thriller, introducing Dr. No— arguably the most famous of the Bond villains and the first to appear on film—with the desirable silhouette of a dancing girl brown-stamped on the front cover. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

“I Would Remember Him Forever As My Image Of A Man”

“Au Nom De La Republique Francaise, Une Et Indivisible” 254. (FRENCH REVOLUTION). French Revolutionary broadside. Arras, 1793. Measuring approximately 14 inches by 19 inches; framed, entire piece measures 21-1/2 inches by 25-1/2 inches. $1500. Original French broadside from the “Reign of Terror.”

The Judgement of the Revolutionary Tribunal established at Arras, condemning LouisFrancois-Marie Caneau-Desangris to death for being “a traitor to the Country and an author or accomplice in the conspiracy plotted against the People of France and her Liberty.” Minor soiling and fading. Very good, handsomely framed.

Frost’s 1930 Collected Poems, Signed Limited First Edition 255. FROST, Robert. Collected Poems. New York, 1930. Octavo, original tan cloth, custom clamshell box. $3600. First edition, one of 1000 copies, signed by Frost. Near-fine.

252. FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. London, 1962. Octavo, original black paper-covered boards with silvergilt, dust jacket. $1400.


First edition of Fleming’s tenth Bond thriller—the author’s unusual examination of his super-spy “from the other end of the gun barrel.” Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

“And All This Because Of A Man Called Bond…” 253. FLEMING, Ian. Octopussy and The Living Daylights. London, 1966. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $375. First edition of the stories “Octopussy”—in which a Fabergé egg holds the key to a nuclear attack on a U.S. Air Force base—and “The Living Daylights”—in which Bond must organize the defection of a Soviet general. Fine.

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Signed By Fowles 256. FOWLES, John. The Magus. London, 1966. Octavo, original half purple cloth, dust jacket. $4200. First English edition of Fowles’ second, highly acclaimed novel, signed by him. “One of the most engrossing reading experiences in modern fiction” (Pringle 29). First English edition, preceded by the Boston first. About-fine.


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Scarce first edition of one of the most successful Bond novels, in which 007 must recover a stolen Soviet encryption device from SMERSH. Fine.


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floriculture “A Delightful Work Very Carefully Drawn And Colored And An Early Example Of The Successful Use Of Lithography” 257. (FLORICULTURE) ANONYMOUS. Ten [i.e. Forty] Lithographic Coloured Flowers. Edinburgh, 1826-28. Folio (10-1/2 by 14 inches), early 20th-century half black morocco gilt. $12,500. Very scarce first edition of this beautiful collection of 40 splendid hand-colored botanical plates drawn on stone by R.H. Nimmo.

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This subscribed collection appeared in four fascicules of ten plates each, over a period of two years; this copy bears the title page for the first issue, dated 1826, containing the first ten plates. Four lists of plates printed on stubs are tipped in at the front of each part and the list of subscribers is bound at the rear. About-fine.

“The Living And Growing Plants Have Been Reproduced In Their Colors As Near To Those Of Nature” 258. (FLORICULTURE) HOUSE, Homer D. Wild Flowers of New York. Albany, 1918. Two volumes. Quarto, original green cloth. $450. First edition of this descriptive catalogue of New York State’s wild flowers, profusely illustrated with 264 color and 35 black-and-white photographic plates. Plates fine; occasional finger marks to margins of text. Light wear to cloth extremities; some soiling to boards. Extremely good.


With 123 Lovely Hand-Colored Flower Lithographs 259. (FLORICULTURE) HARRISON, Joseph. Floricultural Cabinet, and Florist’s Magazine. London, 1833-41. Nine volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green polished calf gilt. $4500. First nine volumes of the most popular horticultural periodical in 19th-century England, with 123 hand-colored lithographs (two folding) and occasional in-text illustrations and garden plans. Harrison’s Cabinet appeared serially between 1833 and 1859, in 12 monthly issues, each with a hand-colored plate. This is a complete set of the first nine volumes (Volume I being the third printing), beginning with the journal’s first number in March 1833 to December 1841, including all 123 hand-colored lithographs (two folding in Volume VI), and with occasional in-text wood-engravings of propagation techniques and garden layouts. Interiors near-fine, with only light foxing (mostly to the first and last few leaves). Handsome. 259

“A Cloud Of Darkness And Uncertainty”

260. FULLER, Thomas. The Historie of the Holy Warre. Cambridge, 1639. Small folio, contemporary full mottled brown calf sympathetically rebacked with elaborately gilt decorated spine. $3200.

262. GOULD, Robert Freke. The History of Freemasonry. Edinburgh, 1900. Three volumes. Large quarto, contemporary full red morocco gilt. $3800. Early edition of Gould’s authoritative history, a scarce threevolume record of Freemasonry’s mystical beginnings and powerful influence, illustrated with 40 plates, including engraved portraits, charts (several folding) and full color plates of armorial insignias (including the “All-Seeing Eye”), in rich gilt-tooled morocco. Preceded by the undated London edition, circa 1885-7. About-fine.

Fuller displays his skill as a historian and his prodigious memory: his account of the Crusades is rich with tales of the Knights Templar, King Richard the Lionheart, popes and royalty, soldiers and pilgrims. Includes chronological table at rear. Text and map generally fresh and bright, minimal wormholing to a few lower gutter corners, occasional faint dampstaining, folding map with expert paper repairs. Very handsomely bound. 261


With Wonderful Original Handpainted Cover And Gift Inscription By Bloomsbury Artist Duncan Grant To Associate At The Hogarth Press

Hand-Colored Plates Of The Ancient Decorations Of Pompeii 261. GOLDICUTT, John. Specimens of Ancient Decorations from Pompeii. London, 1825. Quarto, contemporary full polished calf gilt. $3800. First edition of this beautiful collection of plates illustrating the adornments of Pompeii, with engraved and hand-colored title and 19 engraved plates, 18 of which are hand-colored. A stunning set of plates depicting ceilings, mosaics and wall ornamentation from Pompeii, with extremely vivid and accurate coloring. Plate counts vary among copies of this book, but most, including this copy, are found with the engraved title and 19 plates. Upper joint of lovely contemporary calf binding with very minor expert repair. Handsome.

263. (GRANT, Duncan) WADDELL, Helen, translator. Mediaeval Latin Lyrics. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1952. Small octavo, original stiff paper wrappers; custom dust jacket handpainted by Duncan Grant. Housed in custom chemise and clamshell box. $6800. Custom-covered volume of Latin lyrics, with a splendid original hand-painted dust jacket in ink and watercolors by Bloomsbury Group artist Duncan Grant, depicting a monk and a nun dancing on one cover and a chalice surrounded by grapes on the other, with his gift inscription, “Angus with love from Duncan, Christmas 1954.” “Grant is assured of his place in British art history as an innovator of very great talent… His enthusiastic generosity as a critic of other artists’ work derived from a firm conviction that, of all human activities, painting is the best” (DNB). The recipient of this volume was Angus Davidson, author and assistant at Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s Hogarth Press. Light wear to extremities of painted dust jacket, with shallow chipping to spine ends. Beautiful and unique.

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First edition of this fascinating early history of the Crusades by English historian Thomas Fuller, praised by Coleridge as “comparably the… great man of an age that boasted a galaxy of great men,” featuring scarce engraved folding map of Palestine and frontispiece engraving of “The Temple of the Sepulchre.”

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“The Most Comprehensive Account Of Her Life” 264. (GRANT, Anne). Memoirs of an American Lady. London, 1808. Two volumes. Octavo, original paper boards and spines, custom clamshell box. $2000. First edition in original boards of this biography of colonial politician Margarita Schuyler, a source for information on colonial life in the Hudson Valley, with much on the region’s Indian tribes and political affairs. “As an expert on Indian tribes in northern New York, Schuyler’s value to political and military authorities, traders and merchants was enhanced through her friendships with Indian leaders and her knowledge of many languages” (ANB). Interiors fine and fresh; light rubbing and soiling to near-fine original boards, a bit of loss to fully intact original paper spines. Scarce in such exceptional condition. 265

First edition, in first issue dust jacket, inscribed: “For Alan Capper with good wishes Graham Greene.” First-issue dust jacket, with author’s name printed in red and blue over title. Near-fine. 268. GREENE, Graham. Reflections. London, 1990. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1500. First edition of this collection of previously uncollected essays, reviews and travel reports, inscribed: “For Gillian with love from Graham.” Fine.

“One Of The Best I Ever Wrote” 269. GREENE, Graham. Brighton Rock. New York, 1938. Octavo, original silver-stamped black and rose boards, dust jacket, custom slipcase. $2400. First edition of Greene’s electrifying noir novel—“his first enquiry into the ways of man and God”— this American edition preceding the English by one month, adapted to the screen in 1947, in scarce unrestored dust jacket. First edition, appearing one month before the English edition, with “Published in June 1938” on copyright page. Near-fine.

“The Bullet Zipped Through The Sage-brush…” 270. GREY, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage. New York and London, 1912. Octavo, original brown cloth. $2000. First edition of Grey’s greatest novel.

Signed By Gunther Grass In Each Volume 265. GRASS, Gunther. The Tin Drum. New York, 1962. WITH: Cat and Mouse. WITH: Dog Years. New York, 1963, 1965. Three volumes. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jackets.  $4500.

Without rare original dust jacket. Text clean and fine. Minor chipping to spine ends, affecting name of publisher. Extremely good.

1867 Illustrated Livorno Haggadah

First American editions of the Nobel Laureate’s acclaimed Danzig trilogy, each volume signed by Grass.

271. (HAGGADAH) Seder Haggadah Shel Pesah. Livorno, 1867. Quarto, period-style full brown morocco gilt. $2200.

This first American edition of The Tin Drum preceded by the London edition of 1961; initially published in German in 1959. Cat and Mouse first published in German in 1961. Dog Years first published in German in 1963. A near-fine set.

Lovely illustrated Livorno Haggadah, with 31 half-page woodcuts, 22 historiated initials, and sequences of woodcuts illustrating Passover preparations, the 13 stages of the Seder, and the ten plagues. Fine.

Three Inscribed By Graham Greene

Handsome Illustrated Livorno Haggadah, With Kiddush Variant In Manuscript

266. GREENE, Graham. In Search of a Character. Two African Journals. London, 1961. Small octavo, original half orange cloth, dust jacket. $2200. First edition of Greene’s African journals, inscribed: “For Francis (!) with love from Graham.” Fine. 267. GREENE, Graham. The Human Factor. London, 1978. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $2000.

272. (HAGGADAH) Shel Pesah Im Ha’Pitaron Bilshon Sefaradi. Livorno, 1843. Small quarto, period-style full dark brown calf gilt. $2500. Richly illustrated Haggadah printed in Livorno, Italy, with dozens of woodcut illustrations and historiated initials. This copy with tipped-in manuscript leaf inked in a fine contemporary hand providing an ancient variation of the Kiddush in Hebrew with instructions in Judeo-Arabic.

276. HEINLEIN, Robert A. Rocket Ship Galileo. New York, 1947. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $2000. First edition of Heinlein’s scarce first science fiction novel, “the first US juvenile novel to reflect the new levels of… scientific plausibility now expected in the field.”

273. HALEY, Alex. Roots. Garden City, 1976. Thick octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $950.

“A pioneering novel that began American mainstream science fiction for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest” (Anatomy of Wonder 5-62). Near-fine.

First trade edition, inscribed: “March 4 1989. To Charles Dickison. Brotherly Love! Alex Haley.” Preceded by a signed limited edition of the same year. Near-fine.

“Kill Yourself Into A Hole, And The Chances Are A Time Comes When You Have To Kill Yourself Out”


274. HAMMETT, Dashiell. The Dain Curse. New York, 1929. Octavo, original mustard cloth. $2750. First edition of Hammett’s second novel, the final Continental Op novel, with distinguished provenance. Featuring the Continental Op, “Hammett’s first important creation and one of the most significant in the literature of crime” (Steinbrunner & Penzler, 105). This copy from the library of Joseph “Cap” Shaw, editor of Black Mask, who gave Hammett his first big literary exposure: Shaw first published The Dain Curse in its pages, in four parts (November 1928-February 1929). Without scarce original dust jacket. First edition, first printing, with “dopped in,” p. 260, line 19. Minor toning to spine, front inner paper hinge cracked. Very good.

“I Haven’t Laughed So Much Since The Hogs Ate My Kid Brother” 275. HAMMETT, Dashiell. Red Harvest. New York, 1929. Octavo, original red cloth. $3600. 275 First edition of Hammett’s first book, the “first truly American detective story” (TLS). A beautiful, fine copy.

Originally serialized in four parts in the periodical Black Mask, from November 1927-February 1928. Without scarce dust jacket. Fine.

Handsome Illustrated Set Of Bret Harte’s Works 277. HARTE, Bret. Writings. Boston and New York, circa 1914. Twenty volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco gilt. $3500. “Standard Library Edition” of Harte’s tales, essays and poems, with the scarce 20th volume, illustrated with vignette title pages, 107 engraved plates and two-page color map of the Pacific coast, very handsomely bound. These volumes include not only Harte’s poetry and prose but also a biographical sketch of the author, a glossary of “FarWestern” terms and an index to characters. Complete with the scarce 20th volume, first issued in 1914 as part of a limited edition. Near-fine.

“Boss, You’re A Dirty Old Man” 278. HEINLEIN, Robert. I Will Fear No Evil. New York, 1970. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition. Near-fine.

Ireland: Illustrated By Bartlett 279. HALL, Samuel Carter. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. London, 1858. Three volumes. Royal octavo, contemporary full green close-grain morocco gilt. $2800. Second edition of Hall’s lengthy study of Ireland, with over 600 illustrations, including numerous fullpage steel-engravings by William Henry Bartlett and 18 coloroutlined maps of various counties, in splendid full morocco binding. A near-fine set.

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“The Most Important Contribution Any Single Writer Has Made To Children’s Science Fiction”

The manuscript page tipped-in before the title page bears an ancient variation of the Kiddush that did not appear in a printed Haggadah before 1875. Two leaves (20 and 21) supplied in fine facsimile. Interior embrowned, with usual wine stains and signs of use. Beautifully bound.


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280. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First edition of this classic Hemingway novel, in first-issue dust jacket. Faulkner called this novel Hemingway’s best: “Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us. I mean his and my contemporaries” (Baker, 593-94). First-issue dust jacket, with no mention of the Nobel Prize. Book with only mild toning to extremities of cloth, dust jacket near-fine with minor rubbing and toning to extremities.


Signed Limited Edition Of Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms, The Only One Of His Works So Issued


281. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York, 1929. Tall octavo, original white parchment spine and corners, green paper boards, custom clamshell box. $16,500. Signed limited first edition of Hemingway’s “consummate masterpiece,” one of only 510 copies signed by him. “The most satisfying and most sustained, the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway’s novels. It bears the mark of Hemingway’s best gifts as a writer” (Mellow, 377-79). The only signed limited first edition of any of Hemingway’s works. Without scarce original slipcase. Near-fine.


“We Outgrew Some Countries And We Went To Others But Beer Was Still A Bloody Marvel” 282. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York, 1935. Octavo, original light green cloth, dust jacket.


First edition of this classic tale of big game hunting. A beautiful copy in entirely unfaded cloth. Minor expert repair to inner paper hinge. Original cloth remarkably fine. The green dye used in the cloth was fugitive and is virtually always found faded or toned; this copy, the most beautiful we have seen, shows no fading and is bright and lovely. Price-clipped dust jacket bright and extremely good, with minor edgewear.

“The Clenched Fist Of Republican Spain” 283. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Spanish Earth. Cleveland, 1938. Octavo, original tan cloth printed in black and orange. $1600. Limited first edition, one of only 1000 copies, this copy out of series. Second issue, with plain tan endpapers and printed statement on rear pastedown. Without scarce original glassine. Very nearly fine.

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“Instrumental In Helping To Open Up The Amazon River”

284. HELLER, Joseph. Catch-22. New York, 1961. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $2200.

286. HERNDON, William Lewis and GIBBON, Lardner. Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon. Washington, 1853-54. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped plum cloth, custom clamshell box. $1500.

An “explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant book” (Brustein). Book with light fading to spine, light wear to top edge. Priceclipped dust jacket with light fading to spine, mild loss to spine ends, light rubbing to edges. Very good.

“History Of The Most Famous And Notorious Women Of All Times”: The 1640 Herschel Jones Copy 285. HEYWOOD, Thomas. The Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts of Nine [of] the Most Worthy Women of the World. London, 1640. Square octavo, early 20th-century full brown crushed morocco expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. $3800. First edition of Heywood’s biographies of nine famous women, extracted and expanded from his 1624 history of women, with nine (of ten) engraved portraits by George Glover. Handsomely bound. The Herschel V. Jones copy. Without frontispiece portrait of Henrietta Maria. Bookplates of Frederic Robert Halsey, John Camp Williams and Herschel V. Jones. Text and plates generally very clean with only occasional minor soiling, faint dampstain to top inner margin. Leaf V4 remargined. Extremely good.


First edition, mixed Senate and House issues, of this fascinating and richly illustrated narrative of South American exploration, with 52 tinted lithographs and 38 in-text wood engravings, accompanied by scarce portfolio volume of three folding maps tracing Herndon’s passage through the Andes and descent along the Amazon.

Herndon’s expedition was planned in hopes of colonizing the region with slaveowners, thus eradicating slavery from the southern states. His survey contains “minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries” (Sabin 31524) and was “instrumental in helping to open up the Amazon River to merchant ships of all nations” (DAB). With separate portfolio volume of three engraved folding maps, containing: Valley of the Amazon, partially color-outlined and measuring 19 by 24-1/2 inches; Plan del curso de los Rios Huallaga y Ucayli y del la Pampa del Sacramento, measuring 11-1/2 by 17 inches, and Map of the Rivers Huallaga, Ucayli & Amazon, measuring 27 by 60 inches. Archival tape repair to one map at stub. Near-fine.

“First-Rate Entertainment!” 287. HIGHSMITH, Patricia. The Animal-Lover’s Book of Beastly Murder. London, 1975. Octavo, original brown paper boards, dust jacket. $450. True first edition (preceding the first American editon by 11 years) of Highsmith’s third book of collected stories, with 13 stories featuring monkeys, ferrets, camels, elephants, goats, cats, a cockroach (written in first-person) and a trufflehunting pig. Tiny tape repair to spine of beautiful dust jacket. Fine.

“Pulsates With Unease” 288 HIGHSMITH, Patricia. The Tremor of Forgery. London, 1969. Octavo, original orange paper boards, dust jacket. $500. First English edition of Highsmith’s powerful thriller, published the same year as the first American edition (no priority). 285

Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket about-fine.

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First edition of “one of the most bitterly funny works in the language” (New Republic).

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“An Extraordinary Talent For The Sinister” 289. HIGHSMITH, Patricia. Ripley Under Ground. London, 1971. Octavo, original red paper boards, dust jacket.  $600. First English edition of the second novel in Highsmith’s acclaimed Ripley series. Published one year after the first American edition. Fine.

“An Atmosphere Of Nameless Dread, Of Unspeakable Foreboding” 290. HIGHSMITH, Patricia. Found in the Street. London, 1986. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $450. True first edition (preceding the first American edition by one year) of Highsmith’s novel about sexual obsession. Fine.

Four Signed By Sir Edmund Hillary 291. HILLARY, Edmund and LOWE, George. East of Everest. London, 1956. Quarto, original gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust jacket. $450.

blade measures 11 inches, metal ring with cloth wrist strap attached. $2000. Authentic vintage ice axe boldly signed by Sir Edmund Hillary on the wooden shaft at a later date. Fine condition.

“The Best-Written History Of The State” 295. HITTELL, Theodore H. History of California. San Francisco, 1898. Four volumes. Octavo, modern full tan morocco, custom slipcase. $3000. First uniform edition of this essential California history, printed in San Francisco. Volumes I and II first published in 1885, Volumes III and IV, 1897. A fine set.

Signed By A.E. Housman 296. HOUSMAN, A.E. A Shropshire Lad. London, 1927. Slim octavo, original brown cloth, custom cloth chemise and slipcase. $1850. Later edition, signed by A.E. Housman.

First edition, signed by Hillary. Near-fine.

Preceded by the first edition in 1896. Fine.

292. (HILLARY, Edmund) TEMPLE, Philip. The World at Their Feet. Christchurch, New Zealand, 1969. Octavo, original red and blue cloth, dust jacket.  $400.

“The Charm Of This Book Has Kept It Alive To This Day”

First edition, signed by Hillary. extremely good.

Book fine, dust jacket

293. HILLARY, Edmund and Peter. Two Generations. London, 1984. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $500. First edition, signed Hillary and his son Peter. Fine.

Ice Axe Boldly Signed By Hillary 294. HILLARY, Edmund. Ice axe signed. Tyrol, Austria, circa 1960. Wood and steel shaft measures 31 inches; steel

297. HOWELLS, William Dean. Venetian Life. Leipzig, 1883. Quarto, contemporary full vellum gilt. $900. “Authorized” edition of one of Howell’s first books, a splendid extra-illustrated volume chronicling his years as Lincoln’s consul in Venice, with frontispiece portrait and 36 vintage albumen prints of Venice canals, churches, monuments and palatial buildings, richly bound in full gilt-stamped vellum. Having authored “a campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln, in 1861 Lincoln’s secretaries… helped Howells win appointment as the U.S. consul in Venice,” where he spent the Civil War years. “‘Mr. Howells,’ wrote Hamlin Garland in 1892, ‘has come to stand for the most vital and progressive principle 294 in American literature’… Garland’s Howells had begun to emerge with Venetian Life.” This is one of the earliest of gift editions, preceding the Riverside volume of 1885 (Crowley, Howells, 124n). Initially published in London and New York (1866). With frontispiece portrait and featuring 36 mounted full-page vintage albumen prints (each 4 by 5-1/2 inches). Fine.

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hosea hor n “Best Hand-Book For The Central Route Available At The Time” 298. HORN, Hosea. Horn’s Overland Guide. New York, 1852. 16mo, original blind-stamped cloth.


First edition of this landmark early guide for pioneers and prospectors crossing the prairies and the Rockies, published just four years following the discovery of gold in California, complete with folding map indicating the “Gold Region” and with practical routes highlighted in red. A lawyer from Bloomington, Iowa, Horn was an “experienced overlander” (Kurutz), and his guide book is a stageby-stage delineation of the route across the plains and mountains to California and Oregon. “One natural result [of the Gold Rush] was the publication in 1852 of a number of emigrant’s guides by men who had traveled overland to California. The most successful—or at any rate the best known—was undoubtedly Horn’s Overland Guide” (Wheat, map 751). “This is one of the best of the guides, as it is one of the few where the distances were closely measured. It is also interesting for the advertisements of many of the ferries, hotels and the like along the Iowa part of the route… The routes to Salt Lake City, California and Oregon are marked on the map which extends from slightly east of the Mississippi to the Pacific” (Streeter 3170). Second issue, with “Opinions of the press” on page 5. Excellent in original cloth.

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“Whereupon We Were Seized, And Sent Prisoners To Salem” 299. HUTCHINSON, Francis. An Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft. London, 1720. Octavo, modern full paneled brown calf. $2000. Second edition, considerably enlarged, with dramatic accounts of witchcraft trials and a chapter debunking Cotton Mather and the New England witch-hunters, handsomely bound. British clergyman Francis Hutchinson was “the man who gave the coup de grace to the witch delusion in England” (Robbins), leveling “a final and deadly blow at the dying superstition” (Notestein). Expanded from the initial 1718 edition. With half title. Near-fine.

Handsomely Bound, With Fore-Edge Painting 300. INGOLDSBY, Thomas [i.e., BARHAM, Richard Harris]. The Ingoldsby Legends. London, 1882. 12mo, contemporary full polished green calf gilt. $800. Later, “Victoria Edition” of Barham’s popular stories and verses, handsomely bound in contemporary full calf gilt by Wilbee, boasting a dramatic fore-edge painting. The detailed fore-edge painting beneath the marbling depicts a gunfight between two horse riders. Interior clean. Front joint expertly repaired, a few minor abrasions to calf. A handsome volume.

“The Rise, Progress, Decline And Fall Of Our Predecessors In Conquest” 301. (INDIA) DUFF, James Grant. A History of the Mahrattas. London, 1826. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full speckled calf. $2800. First edition of Duff’s comprehensive history of the famous yeoman warriors of western India, illustrated with three engraved frontispieces and two folding maps. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece in each volume and two engraved, folding maps (the Indian subcontinent in Volume I and the region of Maharashtra in Volume II). Tape repair toward hinge of folding map in Volume II. A handsome set.

Von Hügel’s Kashmir And The Punjab, 1845 302. (INDIA) HÜGEL, Charles von. Travels in Kashmir and the Panjab. London, 1845. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green polished calf gilt. $3500. First edition in English of this accurate and perceptive description of the dangers and discomfort of traveling through the perilous regions of Kashmir and the

Punjab, with portrait frontispiece, four full-page woodengravings, and large color-outlined folding map of the “Sikh Territories.” From 1831 to 1836 von Hügel traveled in the Near East, India, the Far East and Australasia. He seems to have been most captivated by the Kashmir and Punjab regions of northern India, as described in his four-volume work, Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek (1844). The second volume is a historical review of Kashmir, its geography and resources; the fourth is a gazetteer. A year later, Major Thomas B. Jervis published an abridged edition of von Hügel’s work in English, offered here. Near-fine.

With Lovely Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates 303. (INDIA) FITZCLARENCE, George. Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt, to England. London, 1819. Quarto, contemporary half calf rebacked with original spine laid down. $6000. First edition, with large folding map of India (routes colored) and 18 full-page plates and plans, including nine colored aquatints, a wide-margined copy in contemporary binding. Fitzclarence served in the 24th light dragoons in India, where “became aide-de-camp to the Marquis of Hastings, governorgeneral and commander-in-chief, in which capacity he made the campaigns of 1816-17 against the Mahrattas. When peace was arranged with the Maharajah Scindiah the event was considered of sufficient importance to send the despatches in duplicate, and Fitzclarence was entrusted with the duplicates sent by overland route,” traveling from Bundelkund and “through districts infested by the Pindarrees” (and witnessing their defeat by Doveton at Jubbulpore) before arriving in Bombay (DNB). From there he traveled to Egypt, finally arriving in London via Alexandria and Malta in June 1818. Interior and plates fine; expert paper repair to inner margin of folding map. Some rubbing to extremities and boards of contemporary binding. Scarce. 303

Signed By John Irving


First edition of Irving’s fourth and most famous novel, signed by the author. Fine.

“That Little Diamond Among Modern Narratives” 305. ISHERWOOD, Christopher. The Berlin Stories. New York, 1945. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $475. First combined edition of Isherwood’s best-known novels of Berlin in the 1930s. Noted critic Alfred Kazin once wrote of Isherwood: “How good a novelist he has been can be seen in The Berlin Stories, which is the welcome reissue of his two most famous novels—The Last of Mr. Norris and that little diamond among modern narratives, Goodbye to Berlin” (Books of the Century, 150-2). The Last of Mr. Norris was first published in 1935 under the original title Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin was first published in 1939. Goodbye to Berlin contains the memorable ‘Sally Bowles’ (published separately, 1937) which was adapted for the stage by John Van Druten as I Am a Camera (1951) and as a musical (Cabaret, 1968)” (Stringer, 332). Near-fine.

Photographers largely uncredited. Most prints with news agency credits; some with attributions to the U.S. Signal Corps, Americans for Hagana Organization, and photographers Jay Parrino, Rene Jarland, and Mendelsohn. Fine. 307

Important Collection Of 23 Vintage Gelatin Silver Prints, 1938-1970, Documenting The Rise Of The State Of Israel And Its History 306. (ISRAEL). Photograph Collection. The State of Israel. San Francisco Examiner, mainly 1938-70. 23 prints altogether.

Gelatin Silver Print Of Robert Frost, Signed By Lotte Jacobi 307. JACOBI, Lotte. Photograph signed. Robert Frost. Deering, New Hampshire, circa 1970. Gelatin silver print (8 by 10 inches), signed on print recto, matted and framed. $3800. Scarce gelatin silver print of poet Robert Frost, signed by Lotte Jacobi in her trademark pencil on the lower corner of the image. “When I was asked to photograph Robert Frost, up in Vermont at his house, the first thing he told me was ‘Don’t make me look jovial. Everyone thinks I’m a jovial old man, but I’m actually rather crotchety.’” From a photograph taken in 1959, print date circa 1970. From the estate of Lotte Jacobi. Fine. 306

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Collection of 23 vintage gelatin silver prints recording the events that led to birth of the State of Israel and continuing through the struggles of the 1950s, including dramatic news images of the British in Palestine during the 1930s, of the brutality of the Shoah, of the 1956 Suez war, and of David Ben-Gurion in 1957.

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304. IRVING, John. The World According to Garp. New York, 1978. Octavo, original half navy cloth, dust jacket. $2800.

Vintage gelatin silver prints (most measuring 8 by 10 inches), 15 with in-negative captions, prints verso with inkstamps, tipped-in news clippings. $2500.

Du Cane was an Englishwoman who, at the turn of the century, traveled and lived overseas extensively with her two daughters, writing about their experiences. Together, they lived for a year in Kyoto, and in this work, illustrated by daughter Ella, she discusses Japan’s most beautiful flowers and provides an introduction to Japanese landscape gardening. Smith, also English, spent most of his later life traveling in Asia with Japan as his base, compiling an exhaustive journal of his travels and of the myths and folklore of the many countries he visited. Fine.

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“The Special Mission To Japan With Which You Have Been Charged By The Government Will Require All Your Firmness And Prudence”

Arthur Szyk’s Large, Beautifully Calligraphed And Embellished Israeli Declaration Of Independence 308. (ISRAEL) SZYK, Arthur. The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel. New Canaan, Connecticut, 1948. Large color lithographic print (18-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches), handsomely framed. $1200. First impression of Szyk’s stunning color lithograph of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. In addition to the beautifully calligraphed text of the Declaration, this striking lithographic print depicts symbolic figures in its decorative borders, above the mottos: “They who sow in tears will reap in joy” (in the right-hand border) and “If I am not for myself who will be for me” (in the left). (Encyclopedia Judaica). “In essence, within this border decoration, Szyk summarized the history of the country and of the Jewish people” (Ungar, 86). Text in Hebrew. Fine.

Richly Illustrated With Over 100 Color Plates: Japanese Gardens 309. (JAPAN) DU CANE, Florence. The Flowers and Gardens of Japan. WITH: SMITH, Robert Gordon. Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan. London, 1908. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full burgundy morocco gilt. $1200. First editions, richly illustrated with 112 color plates, handsomely bound by Schling.


310. (JAPAN) (PERRY, Matthew C.). Message of the President of the United States. Transmitting a Report of the Secretary of the Navy. Washington D.C., 1855. Octavo, original black cloth. $985.

First printing of this first official account of Commodore Matthew Perry’s historic mission to Japan in 1852-54. Perry’s 1853 visit to Japan and the resulting treaty with the United States “contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan” (Hill II:230-31). “One of the chief diplomatic achievements of the 19th century” (DAB). This item is an exhaustive account of the official correspondence involving the Secretary of the Navy and related to the voyage. It includes such classic documents as President Millard Fillmore’s letter to the Emperor of Japan that was entrusted to Perry to deliver. About-fine. 309

Samuel Johnson’s Works, Handsomely Bound 311. JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works. Oxford and London, 1825. Nine volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter brown calf gilt. $3200. Early 19th-century edition of Johnson’s works, handsomely bound. Includes The Rambler, Lives of the Poets, Journey to the Hebrides, Johnson’s poems, letters, sermons, miscellaneous pieces, and Murphy’s “Essay on the Life and Genius of Dr. Johnson.” With engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Without supplementary volumes X and XI of Debates, added later. Fine.


314. JONES, Edward P. The Known World. New York, 2003. Octavo, original beige paper boards, dust jacket. $400. First edition of Jones’ second book and first novel, signed by him.

Finely Bound Todd-Johnson Dictionary, 1827, In Handsome Contemporary Morocco-Gilt 312. JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language… with Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words. London, 1827. Quarto, contemporary full red morocco gilt. $3500. Second edition of the Todd-Johnson Dictionary—the most popular and influential 19th-century revision of Johnson’s 1755 lexicographical landmark—handsomely bound in lovely contemporary morocco-gilt. Not long after Johnson first published his Dictionary in 1755, other scholars felt “Johnson had not done justice to the full range of English vocabulary. This mood was summed up in 1818, when a Kentish vicar, Henry John Todd, presented a revised edition” (Hitchings, 231), which enjoyed wide acceptance as an authoritative successor to Johnson’s original. Occasional light foxing and marginal soiling. Volume I with front inner paper hinge reinforced. Gilt bright. A distinguished set.

The novel won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and Jones received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship the following year. Fine.

“The Accused Is Never Free” 315. KAFKA, Franz. The Trial. New York, 1937. Octavo, original orange cloth, dust jacket. $1600. First American edition of Kafka’s visionary first novel, only his second book published in America—“everything in this work is, in the true sense, essential” (Camus). To Albert Camus, Kafka’s The Trial takes us “to the limits of human thought. Indeed, everything in this work is, in the true sense, essential. It states the problem of the absurd in its entirety.” Published posthumously in German in 1925; this edition was published the same year as the London edition. Near-fine.

“And When That Happened The Right Words Would Be Found” 316. James, P.D. Cover Her Face. London, 1962. Small octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $8000.

Mrs. Piozzi’s First-Hand Account Of Dr. Johnson, In Original Boards

First edition of P.D. James’ first novel.

313. (JOHNSON, Samuel) PIOZZI, Hester Lynch. Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson During the Last Twenty Years of His Life. London, 1786. Small octavo, contemporary half brown calf gilt. $2000.

“Already present in that first attempt were many of the hallmarks of her subsequent writing. There was the fastidious prose, beautifully accurate and not without complex… plots… Add to these qualities a gift for forward-looking storytelling… and, above all, the creation of a detective you like and want to go on liking in Adam Dalgliesh, policeman and plausible poet” (Keating, 40). Fine.

First edition of Piozzi’s famous first-hand account of her long association with Samuel Johnson. Hester Thrale (later Piozzi) first met Dr. Johnson in 1765, and he became a frequent houseguest, with Mrs. Thrale nursing him through his illnesses. After her husband’s


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death, Mrs. Thrale’s relationship with Johnson became strained. She married Piozzi, an Italian musician, in 1784, and when Johnson learned of it he replied in a letter of such fury that the relationship was never able to recover. After Johnson’s death, Piozzi published this celebrated personal account of their relationship. Interior unusually clean, one small chip to head of spine, wear to binding. Exceptional in contemporary boards.

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“There Was A Moocow Coming Down Along The Road…” 317. J OYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York, 1916. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom half blue morocco clamshell box.  $9300. First edition of Joyce’s classic stream-of-consciousness work. New York publisher B.W. Huebsch was the only publisher “venturesome enough in 1916 to publish Joyce’s [novel] unexpurgated… In England, 12 publishers had refused to set [it] up the way Joyce wrote it, and Harriet Weaver, who had published parts of the work serially in her avant-garde magazine The Egoist, would not go along with Ezra Pound’s proposal that blank spaces be left and, after printing, the offending passages be filled in with a typewriter” (de Grazia, 18). The novel was not published in England until 1917. Without

Signed By Matisse 318. JOYCE, James, and MATISSE, Henri. Ulysses. New York, 1935. Large quarto, original pictorial brown cloth, slipcase. $9200. First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, one of 1500 copies signed by Matisse. One of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. One of the most arresting collaborations in 20th-century literature. The 26 beautiful fullpage illustrations by Matisse accompany the text of Joyce’s Ulysses, including six softground etchings with reproductions of the sketches on blue and yellow paper. “One of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II… The preparatory drawings reproduced with the soft-ground etchings (Matisse’s only use of this medium) record the evolution of the figures from vigorous sketches to closely knit compositions” (Artist and the Book 197). Fine.

319. KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter’s River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods... London, 1825. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan calf gilt. $2000.

Keating’s account is “almost a cyclopedia of material relating to the Indians of the explored territory. Nothing escaped the attention of the gentlemen who accompanied the expedition; and their statements regarding the customs, character and numbers of the Sioux and Chippeway tribes, are among the most valuable we have of those people” (Field). First published in Philadelphia in 1824. Very light offsetting from plates, endpapers with a bit of foxing; joints and extremities lightly rubbed. Very good.

“A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever” 320. KEATS, John. The Poetical Works of John Keats. London, 1931. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $450. Lovely edition of Keats’ poetry, edited by Buxton Forman, with frontispiece portrait by Joseph Severn, handsomely bound. Fine.

“A Rare Adventure” 321. KENT, Rockwell. Rockwell Kent’s Greenland Journal. New York, 1962. Octavo, original white cloth. WITH: Portfolio of six loose lithographic plates, 6 by 9-1/2 inches each. Housed together in original slipcase. $900. Signed limited first edition, one of 1000 copies, with numerous illustrations and cartographic endpapers by Rockwell Kent, accompanied as issued by a portfolio of six loose lithographic plates, one of which (“On Earth Peace”) is signed by the artist. “Kent’s artistic style, incorporating broadly massed forms and stark tonal contrast, was wellsuited to portraying the open, often arctic landscapes he encountered during his extensive travels… [He] took a number of extended trips to the Far North… His experiences… inform a number of his works,” including the present one (University of Delaware). Fine.


322. (KENT, Rockwell) UNTERMEYER, Louis, editor. The Book of Noble Thoughts. New York, 1946. Octavo, original half gilt-stamped russet cloth, dust jacket. $750. First edition of this handsome private-press commonplace book, with 60 sepia line cut headpieces by Rockwell Kent, inscribed: “To my friend William A. Shaw, Rockwell Kent, 1947.” Kent’s “energy, many-sided activities and preoccupation with integrated book design made him one of the best known American illustrators of his time” (Harthan, 247). Book fine, edge-wear and chip to spine panel of original dust jacket. Extremely good.

Working Portfolio Of Fashion Designs, With 18 Original Watercolor Drawings Of Historical Styles 323. KESSEL, C. Fashion Portfolio with signed original drawings. No place, circa 1950. Folio, original ribbon-bound green textured paper-covered portfolio, 36 loose sheets, linen ties. $1100. Artist’s original working portfolio, with notes on the history of fashion design, with 18 signed original color wash drawings illustrating historical styles and 15 mounted fashion advertisements from current periodicals. The 1950s era of fashions, represented by the advertisements in this artist’s portfolio, is conspicuously dominated by Dior’s “New Look,” with the hourglass silhouette featuring longer lengths and fuller skirts—“a return to classic femininity with a nipped waist.” Generally quite bright, with only slight edgewear to a few sheets. 323

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First English edition of the leading work on Major Long’s second expedition to explore the headwaters of the Mississippi, with large folding map of the route, eight engraved plates of views and scenes of Indian life, three folding tables and a comparative vocabulary of four tribal languages.

Inscribed By Rockwell Kent

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327. KING, Stephen. Nightmares & Dreamscapes. New York1993. Thick octavo, original half blue cloth, dust jacket.  $850. First edition of this story collection, signed by King. Five stories included here—“You Know They Got a Hell of a Band,” “The Fifth Quarter,” “Umney’s Last Case,” “The End of the Whole Mess” and “Crouch End”—formed the core of the 2006 limited-run television series “Nightmares & Dreamscapes.” Fine.

Signed By Rudyard Kipling 328. KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929. London, 1929. Three volumes. Quarto, original full burgundy morocco, glassine, dust jackets. $5200.

Four Signed By Stephen King 324. KING, Stephen. Carrie. New York, 1974. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, dust jacket. $4000. First edition, signed by King. This novel inaugurated King’s reign as “the best-selling American author during the final quarter of the 20th century” (Chronology of American Literature). Very nearly fine. 325. KING, Stephen. The Shining. Garden City, 1977. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $6500. First edition of this modern horror classic, King’s third novel, signed by the author. “The fact is that The Shining is a masterwork, a bold product of an original vision, a novel of astonishing passion, urgency, tenderness, understanding, and invention… In its uniting of an almost bruising literary power, a deep sensitivity to individual experience, and its operatic convictions, it is a very significant work of art” (Peter Straub). Fine. 326. KING, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, 1978. Thick octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $2800. First edition of King’s epic tale of apocalyptic terror, inscribed by the author: “To Reed—with best wishes, Stephen King, 6/23/98.” “A very superior example of its genre” (Clute & Nicholls, 666). Interior generally clean with faint staining to edges of text block; minor rubbing to spine. Dust jacket with mild toning to spine, small closed tear and a few tiny nicks to top edge, small price sticker to rear panel. Very good.

Signed limited first edition, one of only 525 copies (of which 500 were for sale) signed by Kipling, in rare original glassine and dust jackets. With frontispiece portrait of Kipling in Volume I, signed in pencil by the artist, Francis Dodd. Fine.

First Edition Of “The First Accurate Version” Of The Arabian Nights 325

329. LANE, Edward William. The Thousand and One Nights. London, 1839-41. Three volumes. Royal octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter tan calf gilt. $1850. First edition in book form of Lane’s important translation of The Arabian Nights, illustrated with more than 500 intricate wood engravings from original designs by William Harvey, handsomely bound by Hering.

“This was the first accurate version of the celebrated Arabic stories, and still remains the best translation… the eastern tone, which was lost in the earlier versions… is faithfully reproduced… The work is enriched with copious notes, derived from the translator’s personal knowledge of Muslim life and his wide acquaintance with Arabic literature, and forms a sort of encyclopedia of Muslim customs and beliefs” (DNB). First issued in parts, 1838-40. Light rubbing to handsome calf bindings, spine gilt quite bright.

Sale’s Koran, “The Best In Any Language” 330. SALE, George. The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed. London, 1764. Two volumes. Octavo, modern half brown calf gilt. $2200.

“It Is, Sir, As I Have Said A Small College, And Yet There Are Those That Love It…” 331. (LAW) (DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CASE) FARRAR, Timothy. Report of the Case of the Trustees of Dartmouth College Against William H. Woodward. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1819. Octavo, original gray boards respined, custom clamshell box. $3500. First edition of one of the most significant and influential of the early cases appearing before the Supreme Court, an uncut copy in scarce original boards. Dartmouth College was represented by one of its most famous alumni, the orator and politician Daniel Webster. Marshall’s decision in favor of Dartmouth established “an assurance for all investors in American corporate enterprises that the terms upon which they had committed their capital could not be unilaterally altered by a state. At a time when corporations were first being widely used, it thus encouraged the expansion of American business enterprise… The decision vested the Corporation with indestructible contract rights… even against its creator” (Schwartz, 86, 111). This account contains all the material related to the case. Occasional scattered light foxing to interior.

Christopher Morley’s Copy Of The First Edition Of D.H. Lawrence’s Women In Love 332. LAWRENCE, D.H. Women in Love. New York, 1920. Large octavo, original blue cloth. $3200. Limited first edition, one of 1250 copies printed. The copy of American author Christopher Morley with his signature. “Though Lawrence completed Women in Love in 1916, he was unable to publish it until November 1920—and then only privately in New York. The suppression of the novel made Lawrence desperately poor” (Meyers, 196). This copy belonged to Christopher Morley, the famous American novelist and editor, and contains his ink signature. Fine.


333. LAWRENCE, D.H. My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. New York, 1929. Slim octavo, original beige paper boards, glassine; pp. 12. $300. Limited first edition of this separately published introduction to the Paris edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, one of only 700 copies printed. In this introduction, Lawrence argues passionately in favor of treating sex respectfully, but thoroughly, in literature. He asserted that works such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover offered readers the opportunity to healthily integrate mind and body. With scarce apologia slip laid in. Book near-fine, a bit of chipping to original glassine. 334

Signed By Harper Lee 334. LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York, 1999. Octavo, original gray paper boards, dust jacket. $1200. Fortieth Anniversary edition, signed by Harper Lee. Fine.

First Edition Of Lawrence’s Revolt In The Desert 335. LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. London, 1927. Quarto, original brown cloth, dust jacket. $1100. First trade edition, with 16 portraits and a folding map. Lawrence’s own abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. “The English edition was handsomely designed by G. Wren Howard and produced to a very high standard” (Wilson, 249). Near-fine.

“I Drew These Tides Of Men Into My Hands And Wrote My Will Across The Sky In Stars” 336. LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph. London, 1935. Large quarto, original full green morocco gilt. $3600. First trade edition of Lawrence’s account of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, in publisher’s green morocco. Fifth impression, issued two months after the first. Illustrated with photographic plates, portraits from sketches and four folding maps. Preceded only by the very scarce private printing of 1926 and the 1935 limited edition. This deluxe publisher’s binding, with Cape’s emblem at the foot of the spine, is not listed in O’Brien, and is similar to the variant blue morocco binding also seen with some fifth impression copies. Fine.

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“Sale’s translation is remarkably accurate. Throughout he has made full use of native commentators, as regards both the interpretation of the text and its illustration in the notes… His version remains the best in any language” (DNB). First published in quarto format in 1734. Fine.

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Second edition of Sale’s important translation of the Koran, the first to translate directly from the Arabic into English, with folding map of Arabia, genealogical charts, and folding plate of the Great Mosque of Mecca.

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With 240 Steel-Engraved Portraits 337. LODGE, Edmund. Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. London, 1823-34. Twelve volumes. Quarto, contemporary full red morocco gilt. $4000. First quarto editions of Lodge’s greatest work, beautifully illustrated with 240 fine steel-engraved portraits, and handsomely bound by J. Mackenzie, bookbinder to the King. First published in 1821. Portraits and biographical sketches include Locke, Newton, Cromwell, Wellington, Robert Boyle, Lord Nelson, Sir Thomas More, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Mary Stuart, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, etc. The steel engravings are after the original portraits by Holbein, Vandyke, and others. Occasional minor marginal foxing; light wear to contemporary binding. Overall a handsome, wide-margined set.

“The First Attempt To Create A Written Constitution” 338. LOCKE, John. A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never Before Printed. London, 1720. Octavo, contemporary full paneled brown calf rebacked. $3000. First edition of this important posthumous collection, including the historic “first attempt to create a written constitution” (Streeter II) in Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina. “It would be difficult to overstate John Locke’s influence on the American Revolution.” That foundational Lockean stamp traces back to1663, when Charles II gave patents for the Carolinas to eight noblemen, including Lord Ashley, who asked Locke to craft a model constitution, one of the most liberal documents of its day. Fundamental Constitutions, dated 1669, stands as “the first instrument ever digested and written out, for the entire and perfect government of a political 338


body. Though impracticable in many particulars, it undoubtedly suggested to the colonists many hints which were beneficial in their civil and political organization” (Sabin 41726): and is considered “the first attempt to create a written constitution” (Streeter II:1119). Near-fine.

Inscribed By Sinclair Lewis and Alfred Harcourt 339. LEWIS, Sinclair. Babbitt. New York, 1922. Octavo, original orange-stamped blue cloth. $2000. First edition of this satire of the hustling world of business, inscribed: “To Howard A. Clark from Sinclair Lewis and Alfred Harcourt.” Babbitt “established Lewis as a major American author” (Pastore, 105). “Babbitt was a liberating book, because someone had finally ‘done’ the American businessman” (John O’Hara). Second state, with “Lyte” (rather than “Purdy”) on p. 49, line 4. Without scarce original dust jacket. Signatures clear and bold. Interior fine, two minor expert repairs to spine. Extremely good.

“A Milestone In American Publishing” 340. LONGACRE, James B. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans. New York, Philadelphia and London, 1834-39. Four volumes. Quarto, contemporary full burgundy morocco gilt. $2500. First edition, extra-illustrated with 146 splendid steelengraved plates of exceptional “delicacy of handling and beauty of finish” (Sabin). “The National Portrait Gallery was a milestone in American publishing… reaching a standard not seen before in American book illustration and seldom equaled afterward” (ANB). Vols. I-III extra-illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Washington, Franklin and Madison; Vol. III with Madison section portrait bound between pages 10-11. Bound without Bayard portrait (Vol. II). Near-fine.


343. (MAGIC) GOLDSTON, Will. Tricks and Illusions for Amateur and Professional Conjurers. London and New York, circa 1917. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards. $400.

Professor Hoffmann’s Latest Magic, 1918 344. (MAGIC) HOFFMANN, Professor [LEWIS, Angelo John]. Latest Magic, Being Original Conjuring Tricks. New York, 1918. Octavo, original red pictorial cloth. $700.

Inscribed By Houdini To His Friend And Attorney 341. (MAGIC) HOUDINI, Harry. A Magician Among the Spirits. New York, 1924. Tall octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. $6200. First edition, presentation/association copy, illustrated with 15 photographic plates, boldly inscribed: “To my good friend Oliver Barrett. Best wishes, Houdini. Hope this book will always bring back pleasant recollections of the author.” Edmund Wilson once divulged that Houdini “lives in constant terror of being outwitted by a telepathist or a medium. Where he once challenged the world to tie him up, he now challenges it to convince him of the supernatural.” Without scarce dust jacket. The recipient of this copy, Oliver Barrett (mentioned on page 145 as having accompanied Houdini to a seance), was Houdini’s long-time personal friend, attorney and fellow autograph collector. Near-fine.

“The Devil And The Glass Of Champagne”

First edition, with numerous wood-engravings of sleight-of hand-tricks and other magical illusions, and a frontispiece portrait of “Hoffmann.” Near-fine.

“The Duke’s Devil” 345. (MAGIC) LAMBE, John. A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe. Amsterdam [i.e. London], 1628. Slim quarto, 19th-century marbled boards rebacked; pp.(4), 21 (1). $1800. First edition of this very rare account of the shadowy life and violent death of England’s infamous “dealer in the magical arts” John Lambe. Lambe was the protégé of George Villiers, a favorite of James I who made him the Duke of Buckingham. Following Lambe’s imprisonment for practicing the “execrable arts… [his] fame as an astrologer rapidly spread through London.” He was made the confidential aide of the Duke, who was seen as “the power behind the throne… [Increasingly as] the king’s blunders were blamed on the Duke, so the Duke’s influence was traced to Lambe, who was blamed in turn for every decision Buckingham made.” In June 1626 a mob beat him to death on a London street. “His orchestrated death was a warning to the Duke” (Bobrick, Fated Sky, 197-8). Two years later the Duke was stabbed to death at Portsmouth. “Lambe’s career is sketched in a very rare pamphlet… entitled A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of John Lambe” (DNB). Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing, slight margin dampstaining, flyleaf detaching but intact, light edge-wear to boards. Extremely good.

342. (MAGIC) HOFFMANN, Professor [LEWIS, Angelo John]. Magic at Home: A Book of Amusing Science. London, 1890. Octavo, original red beveled cloth. $700.

Signed By Thomas Mann

First edition, with 112 wood-engravings of balancing and sleight-of-hand tricks, using objects found in the household.

346. MANN, Thomas. The Magic Mountain. New York, 1927. Two volumes. Octavo, original half vellum gilt. $3200.

Magic at Home is a “free translation of the Science Amusante of Arthur Good [1890].” A few gatherings separating, but holding firm. Text, illustrations and binding fine.

Signed limited first edition in English, one of 200 copies, of Mann’s “great ironic novel of ideas” (NYPL Books of the Century), “one of the seminal works of our time.”

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Third edition. Profusely illustrated collection of magical tricks. Originally published in 1908. Near-fine.

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“Canary Bird Trick, The Lee Bullet Illusion, The Flying Coin…”

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“Mann ranks among the master novelists of the 20th century… Mann added a new dimension to the novel by his searching inquiry into the history and civilization in which he created his fictional world” (Hornstein, Percy & Brown, 314-15). Without rare original box. First published as Der Zauberberg in 1924. Nearly fine.


“An Art Form Presenting Life At An Arrested Moment” 347. MANSFIELD, Katherine. The Garden Party and Other Stories. London, 1939. Tall octavo, original green decorative paste-paper-covered boards. $3200. Limited edition, one of 1200 copies, of this selection of stories published from 1908 to 1922, with 16 delicate color lithographs (ten full-page) by French artist Marie Laurencin.

Inscribed By Cormac McCarthy

Includes some of Mansfield’s most important stories: “Prelude,” “Bliss,” “Miss Brill,” “The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” “The Doll’s House,” and the title story. Although printed in 1939, the book was not issued until 1947. Without original dust jacket and slipcase. Fine.

First edition of McCarthy’s third novel, inscribed: “For Jerry & Anne with Best Wishes, Cormac McCarthy.”

“A New Terror Born In Death” 348. MATHESON, Richard. I Am Legend. New York, 1970. Octavo, original white cloth, dust jacket. $950. First hardcover edition of this classic modern vampire novel. “I am Legend, one of the first attempts to treat a traditional horror theme in a science-fictional manner, was an instant classic” (Jones & Newman, Horror: 100 Best Books 54). Originally published in paperback, July 1954. Near-fine.

Signed By Somerset Maugham 349. MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Razor’s Edge. Garden City, 1944. Octavo, original beveled red cloth, slipcase. $4000.

351. MCCARTHY, Cormac. Child of God. New York, 1973. Octavo, original half blue cloth, dust jacket. $5800.

Without the remainder mark often found on copies of this book. Book near-fine, dust jacket very nearly fine.

Two Signed By Cormac McCarthy 352. MCCARTHY, Cormac. No Country for Old Men. New York, 2005. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $1600. First trade edition, signed on a tipped-in leaf by Cormac McCarthy. The basis for the 2007 Best Picture Oscar winner by Joel and Ethan Coen. Preceded by two signed limited editions: a leather-bound edition of 75 copies and a half-leather edition of 325 copies. One of a small number of copies of the first trade edition bound with a signed, tipped-in leaf. Fine. 353. MCCARTHY, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. New York, 1992. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $4200.

Signed limited first edition, one of 750 copies signed by Maugham. Fine.

Cormac McCarthy’s Masterpiece Of The American West

First trade edition of the first novel in McCarthy’s acclaimed “Border Trilogy,” winner of the National Book Award, signed by McCarthy.

350. MCCARTHY, Cormac. Blood Meridian. New York, 1985. Octavo, original half red cloth, dust jacket. $3600. First edition of McCarthy’s masterpiece. Little noticed at the time of publication, most copies of the first edition were remaindered-this copy, however, bears no remainder mark. Near-fine. 353

While there were a very small number (estimated 250) of advance review copies issued with McCarthy’s signature on a tippedin leaf, signed trade copies are extremely scarce. In addition, the advance review copies were issued in wrappers rather than in hardcover format, making this signed trade copy all the more desirable. Fine.

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Exquisite Deluxe Limited Folio Edition Of Molière’s Works 354. MOLIÈRE. The Works. Paris & Philadelphia, circa 1895. Twelve volumes. Small folio, contemporary full crushed purple morocco gilt. $9200. Splendid English-language Comédie Française deluxe limited edition, one of 250 sets, beautifully printed on Japan vellum and superbly illustrated with over 400 engravings, including 12 vividly hand-colored frontispiece plates, beautifully bound in full morocco gilt. A stunning set. Fine.

“One Of The Greatest Masterpieces Of Political Theory”: First Edition In English Of Montesquieu’s Classic 355. MONTESQUIEU, [Charles Louis] de Secondat, Baron de. The Spirit of Laws… With Corrections and Additions communicated by the Author. London, 1750. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full speckled brown calf gilt, custom chemises and clamshell box. $15,000. First edition in English of Montesquieu’s classic De L’Esprit Des Loix, translated by Thomas Nugent and published just two years after the first French edition, in handsome unrestored contemporary calf. “One of the most remarkable works of the 18th century… Montesquieu’s theories underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is a lasting tribute to the principles he advocated” (PMM 197). “One of the greatest masterpieces of political theory and a pioneering work in sociology” (McNamara, France in the Age of Revolution). Text fine. Only light rubbing to edges, minor loss to spine ends; rear joint of volume II split, cords holding firm. An exceptionally handsome unrestored copy.

Warmly Inscribed By Carson McCullers

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356. MCCULLERS, Carson. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Boston, 1940. Octavo, original tan cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $17,000. First edition of McCullers’ first novel, warmly inscribed: “For Harbie, With love always, Carson.”

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It was with this novel of a deaf mute that the young Carson McCullers “immediately achieved great critical prominence” (Hart, 242). Inscribed copies of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter are most uncommon. Minor dampstaining to top edge of very good dust jacket, with light edge-wear to spine and folds. Book fine. 356

“…Dare I Tell Thee What Foul Curse Is Mine Because I Looked Upon A God?” 357. MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud. The Watchman and Other Poems. Toronto, 1916. 12mo, original blue cloth. $4200. The elusive and desirable first edition of this collection of romantic, religious and naturalistic verse, the only book of Montgomery’s poetry published in her lifetime. The Watchman remains the scarcest of Montgomery’s book titles in its Canadian, U.S. and U.K. first editions; only the first Page printing of Anne of Green Gables is harder to find and more valuable” (Keeline, 45). American and British editions of the book appeared the following year. Text generally fine and clean. Cloth with light rubbing to spine ends, a few minor blemishes. Very good.

Hand-Colored 1850 Mitchell Map Of Mexico And Guatemala, Including Texas And California 358. MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Mexico & Guatemala. Philadelphia, 1850. Hand-colored lithographic map (15-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches), handsomely framed. $850. Exceptionally fine hand-colored Mitchell map of Mexico, originally published at the outset of the Mexican War, depicting the Transmississippi region and showing Texas and Upper California as states, with insets of Guatemala and the Valley of Mexico. The cartographic source for this particular map was John Arrowsmith’s Mexico (1842), to which Mitchell added more recent information from Wilkes (1841), Nicollet (1843), Emory (1844) and Preuss (1845). Fine.

Dibdin’s Annotated 1808 Edition Of More’s Utopia 359. MORE, Thomas. A Most Pleasant, Fruitful, and Witty Work of the Best State of a Public Weal, and of the New Isle Called Utopia. London, 1808. Quarto, early 20th-century full brown inlaid calf. $3200. Later edition, one of only 250 quarto copies, of More’s classic of social analysis and philosophy—“the first substantial humanistic work written by an Englishman” (Clute & Nicholls)—the first edition edited and annotated by noted bibliophile Thomas Dibdin, handsomely bound in inlaid calf. Utopia was first published in Latin in 1516; this edition uses the 1551 translation of Raphe Robinson, the only English translation until 1684. Issued simultaneously in a two-volume octavo edition. Lowndes, 1607. Fine. 359


360. MORRISON, Toni. Sula. New York, 1974. Octavo, original gilt-stamped orange cloth, dust jacket. $3800. First edition, signed by Morrison.

Inscribed First Edition Of Toni Morrison’s First Book, The Comstock Copy 361. MORRISON, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, 1970. Octavo, original half blue cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $9500. First edition of this Nobel Prize-winner’s scarce first book, “an eloquent indictment of some of the more subtle forms of racism in American society,” inscribed to renowned book collector Rolland Comstock: “For Rolland Comstock, Regards, Toni Morrison.” “This tragic study of a black adolescent girl’s struggle to achieve white ideals of beauty and her consequent descent into madness was acclaimed as an eloquent indictment of some of the more subtle forms of racism in American society” (Encyclopedia of Literature, 150). Rolland Comstock was an avid collector of modern first editions. At the time of his tragic murder, he reportedly owned an estimated 40,000 books, many of which he managed to get signed and inscribed by flying around the country to signings or engaging in extensive correspondence with authors. Near-fine.

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Nominated for the National Book Award, Sula met with not only critical acclaim but also popular success, establishing Morrison as one of the 20th century’s most significant novelists. “Her extravagantly beautiful, doomed characters are locked in a world where hope for the future is a foreign commodity, yet they are enormously, achingly alive” (Sara Blackburn). About-fine.

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Sula, Signed By Morrison

One Of The World’s Greatest Musical Treasures

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364. ( MUSIC) BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Cinquième Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll… oeuvre 67. Leipzig, 1826. Royal octavo, modern three-quarter dark green morocco gilt. $13,500. First edition of the full score of Beethoven’s magnificent Fifth Symphony, fully engraved.

“A Slender Greek Maiden Between Two Norse Giants” (Schumann) 362. (MUSIC) BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. 4me Grande Simphonie en si b majeur. Bonn et Cologne, 1823. Tall octavo, contemporary half gray cloth, custom clamshell box. $4200. First edition of the full score of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, fully engraved. “The Symphony No. 4, in B-flat, written in 1806, is a gentle idyll… It makes no pretense at grandiloquence or sublimity. It is gentle, lovable, peaceful throughout” (Cross, I: 58). This is the first edition of the full score, preceded only by editions of the individual instrumental parts. Text block recased with new endpapers. Expert restoration to bottom 1-1/2 inches of title page and top corner of first leaf of score, with negligible loss of printing; moderate foxing to text, wear to contemporary cloth and boards. Very good.

“The Instruments Take Their Part Beside The Chorus Almost Like Living Creatures” 363. (MUSIC) BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Messa a quattro Voci… 86s Werk. Partitur. Leipzig, 1812. Oblong quarto, early three-quarter brown calf, custom clamshell box. $4800. First edition of the full score of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Op. 86, the copy of music prodigy and noted collector Sir Frederick Gore-Ouseley, signed by him. Composed in 1807 at the request of Beethoven’s last patron, Prince Esterházy, in celebration of his wife’s name day, the mass was designed for normal liturgical use. This copy is from the famous music library Sir Frederick Gore-Ouseley assembled at the choir school he endowed, St. Michael’s Tenbury. GoreOuseley, 1825-89, a music prodigy and professor of music at Oxford, put together the best private music library in England, which included the autograph manuscript of Handel’s Messiah. A very clean, fresh strike, suggesting an early impression from the engraved plates. Only light wear to near-contemporary calf binding. Most desirable.

“How this marvelous composition carries the hearer irresistibly with it in its ever-mounting climax into the spirit kingdom of the infinite!” (E.T.A. Hoffmann). This full score is preceded only by the orchestral parts and various arrangements for smaller ensembles. Light 362 dampstain to fore-edge of first 30 pages, mild foxing. Rare and important.

Inscribed By Louis Armstrong 365 (MUSIC) (ARMSTRONG, Louis) GOFFIN, Robert. Horn of Plenty. The Story of Louis Armstrong. New York, 1947. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $2400. First edition in English of an early, influential Armstrong biography, boldly inscribed: “Best Wishes To Herby Hill. From Louis Armstrong.” Published the same year as first edition in French, Louis Armstrong, Le Roi du Jazz. Book near-fine, minor edge-wear to spine and folds of very good dust jacket.

Boldly Signed By Irving Berlin 366. (MUSIC) BERLIN, Irving. Songs from Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” New York, 1938. Quarto, original black paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $4500. 1938 compilation of Irving Berlin songs, boldly signed by Irving Berlin. Never intended for sale, this collection was created by 20th Century Fox as a gift item. About-fine.

“Ching-A-Ring-A Ring Ching Ching, Ho-A Ding-A Ding Kum Lar-Kee” 367. (MUSIC) COPLAND, Aaron. Ching-A-Ring Chaw. New York, circa 1965. Octavo, original self wrappers; pp.10. $250. Later edition of the piano-vocal sheet music of Copland’s version of a classic American tune, signed by Copland. First published in 1952 in the second volume of Copland’s celebrated Old American Songs. Fine.

Autograph Musical Quotation From Copland’s Appalachian Spring


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368. (MUSIC) COPLAND, Aaron. Signed autograph musical quotation. No place, 1983. Single sheet, measuring 3-1/2 by 9 inches. $1800.

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Autograph three-bar musical quotation from Appalachian Spring, signed by Copland and dated 1983. Composed in 1943-1944 as a ballet for Martha Graham’s company, Appalachian Spring won the Pulitzer Prize for music. Fine.

Signed By Cole Porter 369. (MUSIC) PORTER, Cole. Red Hot and Blue. A Musical Comedy. New York, 1936. Quarto, original red, white and blue silk. $9200. Signed limited first edition of this collection of music and lyrics from the famous musical, one of only 300 copies signed by Cole Porter. Contains the lyrics, melody, and piano accompaniment for the ten songs from this popular Cole Porter musical comedy, including “It’s De-Lovely,” “You’re a Bad Influence on Me,” “A Little Skipper from Heaven Above,” “What a Great Pair We’ll Be,” and “Red Hot and Blue.” Interior fine, expert repair to spine, moiré silk far nicer than usually found. Extremely good.

Boldly Signed By Bruce Springsteen 370. (MUSIC) SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce. Album cover signed (“The River”). New York, 1980. Original album sleeve, measuring 12-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches; matted and framed. $2500. Original album cover for “The River,” boldly signed by Bruce Springsteen. Fine.

Inscribed By Tchaikovsky To Madame Drigo 371. (MUSIC) TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Il’yich. Queen of Spades. Moscow, 1890. Quarto, contemporary marbled boards respined in black cloth, original chromolithographed front wrapper bound in. $9500. First edition, first issue of the piano-vocal score, signed and inscribed by Tchaikovsky in the year of publication to Madame Drigo, wife of Italian composer Riccardo Drigo. “‘Unless I’m terribly mistaken, the opera is a masterpiece,’ Tchaikovsky wrote to his brother, and the wider public shared his opinion—it was soon Tchaikovsky’s most performed opera” (Boyden, 338). Italian conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo was conductor of the Italian Opera in St. Petersburg from 1879 to 1886, when he became the official conductor and composer of the Imperial Ballet. A respected and important member of the Russian musical world, he conducted the premieres of both Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Near-fine.

Scarce Discography Of Early Jazz Recordings 372. (MUSIC) RUST, Brian. Jazz Records A-Z, 1897-1931. WITH: GRANDORGE, Richard. Index. Middlesex, England, 1961-63. Two items. Thick quarto, original post-bound full maroon leatherette; Index in original gray wrappers. $950. Scarce first edition of Brian Rust’s classic jazz record discography, “the definitive guide to 78 rpm records,” which includes blues recordings not listed in later editions. With separate index to artists. “A veritable ‘bible’ of information on jazz recordings made during the first half of the 20th century” (Nick Dellow). Bound without general title page. Near-fine. 370


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New York Illustrated: Signed By Theodore Dreiser 375. (NEW YORK) DREISER, Theodore. My City. New York, 1929. Slim tall folio, original half black cloth, cardboard box. $1650. Signed limited first edition, one of only 275 copies signed by the author, of Dreiser’s evocative paean to New York, with eight dramatic color etchings by Max Pollak.

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One of America’s great novelists extols one of America’s greatest cities, where he lived and worked from 1894 to 1938. With scarce original box. Without original acetate dust jacket. Interior fine, inner hinge expertly reinforced. Slight foxing to boards. Original box with expert restoration. Scarce and desirable.

Autograph Letter Signed By Richard Wagner On The 1876 Premiere Of Wagner’s Inauguration March 373. (MUSIC) WAGNER, Richard. Autograph letter twice signed. Berlin, March 25, 1876. Full sheet measures 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, folded to form two leaves. Handsomely window-framed with halftone photograph of the composer. $8500. Twice-signed autograph letter by Richard Wagner to conductor Theodore Thomas, discussing the score of the Grand Inauguration March, composed by Wagner for the entrance of President Grant to the grounds of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Wagner’s letter to Thomas translates, in part: “I hope that the success of the composition will bring you joy. It has cost me much hardship to complete the score in time… A few soft and tender passages in the March are meant to depict the beautiful and talented women of North America, as they take part in the Festival cortege. And I am glad to say that it was my intention to have these noble hearted women take the first place in the procession rather than the men, because they were the chief promoters and most energetic in their endeavors for my work.” Fine.

Signed By Patti Smith 374. (MUSIC) SMITH, Patti. Patti Smith Complete. New York, 1998. Quarto, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $300. First edition of this compilation of her lyrics, illustrated by nearly 150 black-and-white photographs, signed by Smith. Includes lyrics from the 1975 album Horses through 1997’s Peace and Noise. Fine.

Elevations And Floor Plans Of New York Apartment Houses, 1908 376. (NEW YORK) HESSELGREN, G.C. Apartment Houses of the Metropolis. New York, 1908. Folio, original gilt-stamped red cloth. $2600. Scarce first edition of this illustrated directory of New York City apartment houses, with photographic façades and detailed floor plans of hundreds of apartments and housekeeping suites—from luxury duplex to “model tenement.” Excisions of library markings to several pages, including title page. Interior fine, light shelf-wear to board edges and spine ends of original cloth.

“A Monument Of Mock Erudition… Perhaps His Greatest Book” 377. (NEW YORK) (IRVING, Washington). A History of New York. New York, 1809. Two volumes. Small octavo, contemporary dark brown marbled sheep skillfully rebacked with original spines laid down. $3500. First edition of Irving’s satirical history of New York, with contemporary folding view of New York City, in handsome contemporary marbled sheep. Without folding engraved view of New Amsterdam (New York), but with contemporary facsimile of the original view bound in before the title page of Volume I. Slight scattered foxing. Some loss to lower margin of page 1 of Volume II without affecting text. Corners gently rubbed. Very good.

Over 100 Photogravures Of Turn-Of-The-Century New York 378. (NEW YORK) ANONYMOUS. Greater New York Album. Chicago and New York, 1895. Oblong quarto, original half gilt-stamped green cloth. $350.


“It Can Destroy An Individual, Or It Can Fulfill Him” 381. (NEW YORK) WHITE, E.B. Here Is New York. New York, 1949. Small octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $750.

“Not only a beautifully written tribute of affection but also the most successful distillation of the essence of New York that has yet seen print” (New York Times). Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket near-fine.

“The Most Elegant And The Most Mysterious Of God’s Creatures” 382. NICHOLS, Beverley. Cats’ X.Y.Z. London, 1961. Octavo, original pictorial stiff paper boards, dust jacket. $250.

With 24 Original Lithographs By Hirschfeld 379. (NEW YORK) HIRSCHFELD, Al and SAROYAN, William. Harlem As Seen by Hirschfeld. New York, 1941. Tall folio (14 by 18 inches), original hand-colored linen boards, slipcase. $5000. Limited first edition, one of 1000 copies, with 24 original mounted lithographs, some in color, on hand-made paper. “No artist ever captured Harlem’s dangerous highs and bluesy lows like this Master of the Performing Curve.” Accompanying text by William Saroyan. Original boards hand-colored by the Creative Printmakers Group. Dampstaining to original cardboard slipcase and small chip. With only most minor soiling to original illustrated boards. Book and illustrations vivid and lovely.

“A New, Democratic Aesthetic… A Choral Portrait Of 9/11” 380. (NEW YORK) SCHULAN, Michael and PERESS, Gilles, et al. Here Is New York. Zurich, Berlin and New York, 2002. Thick oblong quarto, original paper-covered boards, slipcase. $350. First edition, the compelling photobook of 9/11, a compilation of nearly 1000 full-color and black-and-white photographic plates with images by noted photographers such as Gilles Peress, Susan Meiselas and Jeff Mermelstein, along with the contributions of hundreds who stood witness to what has become “the most documented event in human history” (New York Times). Fine.

First edition of Nichols’ amusing and affecting reflections on life with his three cats, signed by him, with an abundance of two-color lithographs (many full-page) by Derrick Sayer. Fine.

“Among The Most Outstanding Fictional Narratives Of The Vietnam War” 383. O’BRIEN, Tim. Going After Cacciato. New York, 1978. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $700. First edition of this National Book Award-winner. “O’Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier’s daily life in the paddies and foxholes… [he] writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility” (New York Times Book Review). Fine.

Signed By Eugene O’Neill 384. O’NEILL, Eugene. The Complete Works. New York, 1924. Octavo, original half blue cloth. $1000. Signed limited first edition of O’Neill’s collected early plays— including two of his Pulitzer winners, Beyond the Horizon and Anna Christie—one of 1200 copies signed by the playwright. Includes all of O’Neill’s dramatic works to the time of publication, including two of his Pulitzer winners, Beyond the Horizon (1920) and Anna Christie (1922), as well as The Hairy Ape (1922), All God’s Chillun Got Wings (1924) and Desire Under the Elms (1924) Without very scarce slipcase. Near-fine.

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Scarce first edition of White’s celebrated portrait of New York City.

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First edition, with over 100 splendid photogravures of New York City at the turn of the century, featuring many architectural landmarks now lost. Front free endpaper expertly reattached. Plates fine.

Signed By Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk


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386. PAMUK, Orhan. The White Castle. New York, 1991. Octavo, original half white cloth, dust jacket. $2500. First American edition of the first book by Nobel laureate Pamuk to be translated into English, boldly signed by him. Pamuk was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature. First American edition, using the same translation by Victoria Holbrook as the first edition in English, published a year earlier in England; both preceded by the 1985 Turkish edition, Beyaz Kale. Fine. 386

“A Classic Of Travel Literature”


385. PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa. WITH: The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa. London, 1799, 1815. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full brown diced calf gilt. $7200. First editions of Mungo Park’s classic narratives of African exploration, with a fine stipple-engraved portrait and numerous folding maps and plates. Considered the “second great African explorer of British origin after Bruce,” 24-year-old Mungo Park “was the first of the modern Europeans to reach the well-nigh fabulous waters of the Niger” (Cox). “Until the publication of Park’s book in 1799, hardly anything was known about the interior of Africa… Park’s Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the [natives], have remained of lasting value” (PMM). In 1805, Park set out on his second Niger journey. “His party of 44 Europeans died one by one, and the five survivors… were all drowned in an attempt to escape from a party of natives” (Cox). His Journal is based on letters and notebooks delivered by Park’s guide to Gambia on the eve before the explorer’s death. Tape repair to page 99, volume I with expert joint repairs, plates and text clean and fine. 387

A New “Chapter In The Annals Of Human Daring” 387 PIKE, Zebulon. Report of the Committee… To Inquire What Compensation Ought To Be Made to Captain Zebulon M. Pike. Washington, 1808. Octavo, original wrappers, disbound, custom clamshell box; pp. 14. $1750. First official House of Representative Report on the expedition of Zebulon Pike across the American Southwest, including copies of controversial orders to Pike from General James Wilkinson. The bold achievements of Pike and his fellow explorers, contemporaneous with Lewis and Clark’s expedition, generated a new “chapter in the annals of human daring… their effect was enormous; their results proved farreaching; and some of these are still in evidence” (Wheat). This scarce government Report discusses compensation to be made to Pike and his men for their exploration from the Arkansas and Red Rivers to Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Included are copies of all the orders to Pike from General James Wilkinson—themselves the subject of controversy, as later investigations accused Wilkinson of scheming with Aaron Burr to sever the southwestern portion of the United States. Fine.

photobooks 388. (PHOTOBOOKS) ABBOTT, Berenice and LANIER, Henry Wysham. Greenwich Village, Today & Yesterday. New York, 1949. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $1500. First edition, association copy of this beloved Greenwich Village photobook, from the library of New York writer Harriet Lundgaard, with 72 striking black-and-white photogravures by Berenice Abbott. Included here are Abbott’s images of such artists as Isamu Noguchi, Edward Hopper, John Sloan and William Auerbach-Levy, each in their studios, along with numerous glimpses into the buildings, people and life of Greenwich Village. Contemporary owner inscription of writer Harriet Lundgaard, leading writer for The Ted Malone Show on radio throughout the 1940s and 50s, with her Greenwich Village Address and dated in the year of publication. Book near-fine, slight edge-wear and toning, small bit of tape reinforcement to verso of extremely good dust jacket.

Three Signed By Ansel Adams 389. (PHOTOBOOKS) ADAMS, Ansel. Postcard signed. Redwood City, California, circa 1980. Original black-and-white photolithographic postcard, measuring 4 by 6 inches. $350. Vintage postcard of Yosemite with black-and-white photolithographic image of Adams’ “Moon and Half Dome,” boldly signed by him. Fine.


390. (PHOTOBOOKS) ADAMS, Ansel. Images 1923-1974. Boston, 1974. Oblong folio, original half black cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. $1200. First edition, first printing, with 115 extended-range photo-lithographs, part of an undisclosed number prepared for subscribers by Time-Life Books and signed by Adams on a tipped-in leaf dated 1975. For this stunning folio collection, “one of the handsomest books of its kind ever made,” Adams chose 115 photographs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains: landscapes that offer an incomparable “purity and clarity of image” (New York Times). Issued simultaneously with a deluxe limited edition. Fine in a slightly worn slipcase. 391. (PHOTOBOOKS) ADAMS, Ansel. Yosemite and the Range of Light. Boston, 1980. Oblong folio, original red and blue cloth, dust jacket. $850. First edition, third printing, with 116 striking black-andwhite photogravures, one of a “special edition prepared for Time/Life Books subscribers,” signed by Adams on a printed label. Preceded by the 1979 trade edition and signed limited edition of 250 copies. Fine.

“A Masterly Demonstration… An Incredibly Potent Memory Trace” 392. (PHOTOBOOKS) ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. Yoko My Love. Tokyo, 1978. Square quarto, original black paper-covered boards, dust jacket. $1200. First edition of Araki’s loving photobook with images of his wife Yoko taken from 1968-77, with 132 finely screened photogravures (mostly full page).


Here and in subsequent critically praised works, Araki offers a “masterly demonstration of the many ways in which the photograph acts as an incredibly potent memory trace” (Parr & Badger II:295). One of 1000 copies printed. Text in Japanese and English. Fine.

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“A Photograph Is A Secret About A Secret” 393. (PHOTOBOOKS) ARBUS, Diane. Diane Arbus. Millerton, New York, 1972. Tall quarto, original cream laminated photographic boards, dust jacket. $3200. First edition of this highly influential photobook of Arbus’ work, with 80 black-and-white photogravure plates, images “at once pitiless and engaged, tough and surprisingly tender… with the power to provoke and disturb” (Roth). Includes iconic images such as “Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, 1970” and “Identical twins, Roselle, N.J.” Book fine; slight edge-wear, minimal expert tape reinforcement to verso of extremely good dust jacket.

“The Most Stupendous Rock And Roll Picture Book Ever” 394. (PHOTOBOOKS) (COOPER, Michael) ROYLANCE, Brian, editor. Blinds & Shutters. Guildford, 1990. Thick folio, original three-quarter black morocco, original hand-crafted silk-screened box inset with sliding “blind” over an original photographic print. $3500. Signed limited first edition of this electrifying tribute to photographer Michael Cooper, one of 5000 copies, with over 600 images (in color and black-and-white) of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, along with numerous celebrities, writers, painters and musicians, this copy signed on a tipped-in leaf (as issued) by Bill Wyman, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, artists Larry Rivers and Colin Self, the photographer’s son Adam, and six other key contributors. “The astonishing photographs of Cooper… offer best evidence yet of the cultural ferment between art and music in the 60s” (Economist). “Wherever the artists or arrivistes made the scene in 60s London, Cooper was there, camera in hand… when the Beatles and the Stones ruled the realm” (Time). With original “filmstrip” bookmark. About-fine.

Inscribed By Davidson To Fellow Photographer, F. Van Deren Coke 395. (PHOTOBOOKS) DAVIDSON, Bruce. Subway. New York, 1986. Oblong quarto, original gray cloth, dust jacket.  $1200. First edition of this revealing photo-essay on the New York City subway system, with 60 photographic color plates,


inscribed: “To Van Deren Cope—for your inspiration. Bruce Davidson, 1986.” The recipient of this copy was F. Van Deren Coke, highly acclaimed photographer in the tradition of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Paul Strand, an accomplished sculptor, noted art historian, college professor and director of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. Fine.

“Visual Images Of Great Power” 396. (PHOTOBOOKS) DAVIDSON, Bruce. East 100th Street. WITH: Photograph signed. Los Angeles, 2003. Two volumes. Large square quarto, original debossed cream cloth, slipcase. Original gelatin silver photograph (measures 8 by 10 inches), cream cloth portfolio. $2500. Signed limited edition of Davidson’s “classic photobook” (Parr & Badger), one of only 100 copies, this expanded and revised “deluxe” edition with a matted 8 by 10-inch gelatin silver photograph of children framed by a window, both book and photograph signed and numbered by Davidson, with 149 tritone plates, featuring 25 additional images not seen in the 1970 edition. From Davidson’s use of the large-format view camera “emerged a classic photobook… East 100th Street is an exemplary exercise in the humanist social documentary mode” (Parr & Badger II:18). Fine. 396


With 130 Striking Photogravures By Robert Doisneau

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397. (PHOTOBOOKS) DOISNEAU, Robert and CENDRARS, Blaise. La Banlieue de Paris. Lausanne, 1949. Quarto, original ivory boards. $1500. First edition of Doisneau’s first book (The Suburbs of Paris), with 130 rich photogravures by Robert Doisneau. From the library of noted photojournalist Peter Turnley. Writer Blaise Cendrars encouraged Doisneau “to pursue and broaden the scope of a self-assigned project on the Paris suburbs. He… lent the cachet of his name and talents in writing the text. Doisneau took full advantage, repaying Cendrars’ patronage with what is his best book… a valuable document that looks unsentimentally yet affectionately at a popular idea of the French working class” (Parr & Badger I, 201). Text in French. Issued without dust jacket. From the library of award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley, who served as assistant to Doisneau. About-fine.

“An Artist At The Height Of His Powers” 398. (PHOTOBOOKS) FRANK, Robert. Flower Is…. Tokyo, 1987. Folio, original stamped gray silk, slipcase with mounted cover photograph, wrapping and shipping carton. $8800. Limited first edition of Frank’s memorial volume to his daughter, one of 500 unnumbered copies, with 81 finely screened full-page halftones. Captions and chronology in English and Japanese. Fine.

“The Spark Of Journalism That Would Never Die” 399. (PHOTOBOOKS) EPARVIER, Jean. A Paris sous la botte des Nazis. [Paris Under the Boot of the Nazis]. Paris, 1944. Quarto, original photographic papercovered boards. $2500. First trade edition, published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, with over 225 black-and-white photogravures, many secretly documenting the Nazioccupation of Paris from June 1940 to August 1944. In this extraordinary photobook the city’s four-year occupation by German forces is recorded in photographs attributed to leading photographers such as Roger Schall, Robert Doisneau, Pierre Vals, Maurice Jarnoux, Pierre Jahan, and the Seeberger brothers. Text in French. Near-fine.

“History Stalks The Landscape At Every Turn” 400. (PHOTOBOOKS) FRIEDLANDER, Lee. The American Monument. New York, 1976. Oblong folio, original post-bound blue-gray cloth. $3000. First edition of this comprehensive photographic work on public monuments, one of only 2000 copies, with 213 photogravure plates. 398 “The American Monument is almost maniacally inclusive, rounding up everything from Plymouth Rock to a plaque commemorating the Pony Express in Salt Lake City and treating them all with the same deliberate nonchalance… The result is overwhelming” (Roth, 236). Fine.

“The Grandeur Of This Doomed, Astonishing Place” 401. (PHOTOBOOKS) GARN, Andrew. Bethlehem Steel. New York, 1999. Square quarto, original stiff gray photographic wrappers. $250. First edition, second issue, of a tribute to America’s industrial heritage and the Bethlehem plant, signed by Garn, with over 50 black-and-white duotone plates. Fine.

Ginsberg’s Photographs, Inscribed Twice And With A Large Original Drawing 402. (PHOTOBOOKS) GINSBERG, Allen. Photographs. Altadena, California, 1990. Folio, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $2500. First trade edition, boldly inscribed: “Stephen Mabry’s copy, 4/13/91” above a large original drawing of a flower, sun, moon

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and stars, with his trademark “AH,” and again beneath the portrait of Francesco Clemente: “Allen Ginsberg for Stephen Mabry, 4/13/91.” Subjects in this collection of 91 large photographs include Louis Auchincloss, Paul Bowles, Basil Bunting, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Louise Nevelson, Peter Orlovsky, Lou Reed, Olga Rudge, Yevgeny Yevtuchenko and others. Published simultaneously with a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies. The recipient of this copy is photographer Stephen Mabry. Fine. 403

Signed limited first edition, one of only 100 copies, featuring Hopper’s behind-the-scene images of Warhol’s Factory, friends, artists and filmmakers, along with his coverage of the Civil Rights movement, featuring over 80 full-bleed photogravures. Fine.

Hosoe’s Human Body, Inscribed By Him 405. (PHOTOBOOKS) HOSOE, Eikoh. Human Body. Tokyo, 1982. Tall square quarto, original black flocked cloth, dust jacket, slipcase, shipping carton. $3200. First edition of this collection of Hosoe’s works on the human form, with 94 full-page duotone photogravures, inscribed by him in Japanese. Here Hosoe has drawn together his earlier photo-essays, Man and Woman, Embrace and Killed by Roses, and added his series from Arizona and Yosemite, from which he has created “a dialogue between men and women and extracted the essence of life by cleverly abstracting the flesh” (Galleria Carla Sozzani). Text in Japanese. About-fine. 406

Scarce First Edition Of Heath’s Dialogue With Solitude, 1965, Signed By Dave Heath 403. (PHOTOBOOKS) HEATH, Dave. A Dialogue with Solitude. New York, 1965. Tall quarto, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $9500. First edition of Heath’s seminal photobook, signed by the photographer, with 82 vibrant duotone photographic plates. “A book that has achieved cult status,” Heath’s photobook attempts “to photograph internal emotions… [by investigating] the essential solitude of an individual through a series of sequences” (Parr & Badger II:104). Book exceptionally fine, light soiling, tiny ink mark to image on front panel, some tape repair to verso of extremely good, price-clipped dust jacket. Beautiful and extremely scarce.

“A Revealing Portrait Of An Edgy Man” 404. (PHOTOBOOKS) HOPPER, Dennis. Out of the Sixties. Pasadena, 1986. Quarto, original debossed black cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. $1200.

Sweet Flypaper, Inscribed By DeCarava In The Year Of Publication 406. (PHOTOBOOKS) HUGHES, Langston. The Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955. Small octavo, original half white cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $3800. First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, inscribed: “November 29, 1955, To Walter & Miriam, my very best wishes. Roy DeCarava,” with 141 engaging photogravures. “An important step forward” in the history of photobooks, Sweet Flypaper of Life proved especially significant in its “design, featuring a pacy, cinematic style” (Parr & Badger II:242). Images fine, light foxing to endpapers; some soiling, chipping with loss affecting publisher imprint on spine end of scarce unrestored dust jacket. Extremely good.

Hungarian Memories, Signed By Kertész

First edition, signed by Kertész, with over 140 black-andwhite and sepia-toned photogravures taken by the Hungarianborn photographer from 1912-25. In Hungarian Memories, with over 140 photographic images taken before Kertész left Budapest in the mid 1920s, early traces of “his decisive-moment approach to action, his fascination with distortions and his predilection for compressed, Cubist compositions… are gloriously present” (New York Times). Fine.

First Edition Of Moscow, Completing William Klein’s Extraordinary Series Of Photobooks On Four Cities 408. (PHOTOBOOKS) KLEIN, William. Moscow. New York, 1964. Small folio, original white cloth, dust jacket. $2200.


410. (PHOTOBOOKS) KOUDELKA, Josef. Animal. Amiens, France, 1990. Quarto, original glossy black paper portfolio, metallic silver sleeve, 18 heliogravures (9-1/2 by 12 inches), loose as issued, 4-page booklet signed on the rear page. $1600. Signed limited first edition of the fourth volume in the acclaimed Trois Cailloux “porte-folio” series, one of 700 copies signed by Koudelka, with 18 exhibition-size heliogravures, an exceptional collection by the “most potent and powerful photographer alive today” (British Journal of Photography). This exquisite portfolio of 18 exhibition-size heliogravures by Josef Koudelka imagines a world where isolated animals roam, soar or linger in a landscape free of humanity—though not its imprint. Text by Ludvik Vaculik in French. Fine. 411

First edition of Klein’s Moscow, one of the final photobooks in his groundbreaking series on four cities, with over 125 bold black-and-white photogravures, many full-bleed, doublepage. Scarce in original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

The Wonders Of Yosemite, 1872, With Ten Vintage Albumen Prints 409. (PHOTOBOOKS) KNEELAND, Samuel. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California. Boston and New York, 1872. Tall octavo, original gilt-stamped pebbled rose cloth. $3200. Third edition of this early guide book to the Yosemite Valley, containing ten mounted vintage albumen prints of Yosemite by photographer John P. Soule—including images of Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and Mirror Lake—this revised and enlarged edition also featuring text credited to John Muir, representing some of his earliest appearance in print, with two full-page maps. This superb volume is “one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region” (Currey & Kruska, 225). “Besides an expansion of the 1872 material… there are some pages on Yosemite in winter and an essay on ‘The Yosemite Glaciers,’” which was culled from the writings of John Muir, marking some of the earliest appearances of Muir in print. Light scattered foxing minimally affecting some plates, mild edgewear and toning to original cloth. Extremely good.

Association Copy Of Annie Leibovitz’s Photographs 411. (PHOTOBOOKS) LEIBOVITZ, Annie. Annie Leibovitz Photographs. New York, 1983. Quarto, original stiff photographic wrappers. $600. First edition, association copy of Leibovitz’s first photobook, featuring 69 vivid, full-color and black-and-white celebrity portraits, from the library of photographer Margery Lewis Smith, longtime partner of photographer W. Eugene Smith. As issued without dust jacket. From the library of photographer Margery Lewis Smith, whose work was featured in Steichen’s 1955 Family of Man exhibit, and who was the longtime partner of famed photographer W. Eugene Smith. About-fine.

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407. (PHOTOBOOKS) KERTÉSZ, André. Hungarian Memories. Boston, 1982. Large square quarto, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1500.

Signed Limited First Edition With 18 Loose, Exhibition-Size Heliogravures


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First edition of the first photobook by MacArthur Awardwinner Meiselas, with 73 striking photographic halftones and text based on interviews with the dancers. “For three years, Susan Meiselas followed the strip shows that traveled with small carnivals… Meiselas portrayed the women and men caught up in this world with great sensitivity, balance, and respect, making Carnival Strippers a remarkably human document” (Roth, 238). Near-fine.

Inscribed By Irving Penn 415. (PHOTOBOOKS) PENN, Irving. Moments Preserved. New York, 1960. Large quarto, original beige cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. $2500.

“The First American Photographer To Fully Comprehend The Essence Of Henri Cartier-Bresson”

First edition of Penn’s first book, signed and inscribed by him: “For Dr. Hill; Irving Penn.”

412. (PHOTOBOOKS) LEVITT, Helen. A Way of Seeing. Photographs of New York with an Essay by James Agee. New York, 1965. Oblong octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket.  $3200.

This collection features “eight essays in photographs and words” by Penn, ranging from “The Flavor of France” to “Christmas in Cuzco.” Book near-fine, dust jacket extremely good with light soiling, minor edge-wear, and several small closed tears to folds, light soiling to original slipcase.

First edition of this timeless collaboration between Levitt and Agee, illustrated with 50 black-and-white photogravures of Levitt’s lyrical and provocative images.

First Edition Of War, Signed By Photographer James Nachtwey And Eight Fellow Photojournalists Of VII Photo Agency

“A Way of Seeing, Helen Levitt’s first published collection of photographs was essentially completed in 1948… James Agee, dead ten years in 1965, had written his essay for the book in 1946… His text literally brackets the 50 photos, which are arranged in an episodic montage—bleak, antic, poignant; sometimes melodramatic, often comic” (Roth, 178). Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

416. (PHOTOBOOKS) NACHTWEY, James. War. U.S.A. Afghanistan Iraq. Millbrook, New York, 2003. Thick folio, original half linen, dust jacket. $2800.

First Edition Of Passport, Signed By Mary Ellen Mark 413. (PHOTOBOOKS) MARK, Mary Ellen. Passport. New York, 1974. Slim quarto, original pictorial paper wrappers. $750.

First edition of the groundbreaking photobook by VII Photo Agency, the prestigious collective formed by the world’s most renowned photojournalists only several days before 9/11, this exceptional copy signed by founding members James Nachtwey, Alexandra Boulat (inscribed “Paris 2004”) and Gary Knight (inscribed “With Love NYC 01/03”), along with six

First edition of Mark’s debut book of photographs, signed by her. Though primarily focusing on travel and unique cultural expression around the world, this work also includes several photographs of famous personalities such as a young, uncredited Donald Sutherland. Near-fine.

“Disturbingly Familiar, Tantalizingly Crude” 414. (PHOTOBOOKS) MEISELAS, Susan. Carnival Strippers. New York, 1976. Oblong quarto, original silver paper boards, dust jacket. $1750. 416

A profound chronicle of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that morning of 9/11. Fine. 417

month as first edition in cloth and in wrappers, no priority established. This copy with a laid-in catalogue from the 1981 commemorative exhibit at the Center for Creative Photography, the repository of Smith’s archives. From the library of Margery Lewis Smith, longtime partner of Eugene Smith. Book and laid-in catalogue fine, dust jacket about-fine.

Rare Presentation/Association Copy Of Family Of Man, Warmly Inscribed By Steichen To Margery Lewis Smith, Longtime Partner Of W. Eugene Smith, With Images By Both Within 419. (PHOTOBOOKS) STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. The Family of Man. New York, 1955. Quarto, original half black cloth, blue paper boards; laidin exhibition sheet, measures 17 by 7 inches, custom clamshell box. $5000.

First Edition Of Dorchester Days, Inscribed By Eugene Richards 417. (PHOTOBOOKS) RICHARDS, Eugene. Dorchester Days. Wollaston, Massachusetts, 1978. Tall quarto, original stiff photographic wrappers. $5000. First edition of Richards’ self-published photobook, inscribed: “Eugene Richards, Aug 12, 1983-NYC,” featuring 75 striking duotone photographs. Richards “set about creating a body of work that would bear witness to the time and place. This included racial conflict, the passing of the older generation, social alienation and urban decline. In 1978 he self-published Dorchester Days” (New York Times). Near-fine.

“An Ideal Of What Can Be Done With The Medium” 418. (PHOTOBOOKS) SMITH, W. Eugene and SMITH, Aileen M. Minamata. New York, 1975. Large quarto, original blind-stamped burgundy leatherette, dust jacket, laid-in 1981 exhibition catalogue (measures 8 by 9 inches), stapled as issued.  $850. Deluxe first edition of W. Eugene Smith’s last major photobook, from the library of his longtime partner Margery Lewis Smith, featuring 150 finely screened black-and-white photogravures documenting the tragedy of Minamata. With laid-in 1981 exhibition catalogue containing ten photogravures. Minamata stands as “an ideal of what can be done with the medium,” presenting a moving indictment of environmental pollution (New York Times). “Deluxe” edition published same

First edition, a distinctive presentation/association copy, boldly inscribed to W. Eugene Smith’s longtime partner: “To Margery Lewis with devoted admiration, Steichen.” With over 500 rich photogravures including images by both photographers, this special book-club edition is that featured in Parr & Badger II. “The most universally popular photography exhibition ever organized” (Icons of Photography, 16), the Family of Man is still considered the medium’s “landmark show” (Roth, 146). Structured as “a journey through the seven stages of man, from birth to death, [it was] compiled from pictures taken all around the world” (Parr & Badger I:210): with rich, finely screened photogravures of images by the most famous photographers of the era. First published earlier the same year by MoMA, this “special edition published by the Book of the Month Club” is that highlighted in Parr & Badger (II:218). As issued without dust jacket; without original box. This rare presentation/ association copy is from the library of photographer Margery Lewis Smith. Images fine and bright, some edge-wear and dampstaining to fragile boards. Extremely good. 419

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other contributing photographers, featuring over 50 images by Nachtwey and a total of over 220 full-color and duotone plates (most double-page) by founding VII members.


“The Brilliant Hues And Harsh Sunlight Of Haiti”

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420. (PHOTOBOOKS) STEBER, Maggie. Dancing on Fire. Photographs from Haiti. New York, 1991. Quarto, original half red cloth, dust jacket. $150.


First edition of Steber’s important photobook on Haiti in the tumultuous years from 1987-1990, with 61 dramatic full-color photographic illustrations (many double-page), this copy from the library of award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley. Ex-library. Near-fine.

Art In Photography, 1905, Richly Illustrated With Images By Stieglitz, Steichen And Others 421. (PHOTOBOOKS) (STIEGLITZ, Alfred) HOLME, Charles, editor. Art in Photography. With Selected Examples of European and American Work. London, Paris and New York, 1905. Large quarto, original stiff gray wrappers.  $750. First edition of this special edition by the leading turn-of-thecentury art journal, “The Studio,” representing the finest in pictorialist photography and numerous images by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Alvin Coburn and others, containing over 100 tipped-in and full-page plates, including 16 elegant photogravures and one in color, scarce in original wrappers. With six substantive articles in French and English. Fine.

“All The Sensationalism Of Dime Thriller Novels” 422. (PHOTOBOOKS) WEEGEE. Naked Hollywood. New York, 1953. Quarto, original yellow cloth, dust jacket.  $475. First edition of Weegee’s dynamic follow-up to his Naked City, with over 130 black-and-white photogravures. Book near-fine, price-clipped dust jacket very good with some chipping, loss to spine head and front panel, and tape repair to verso. 423. (PHOTOBOOKS) WEEGEE. Weegee the Famous. Tel Aviv, 1990. Oblong quarto, original stiff laminated black wrappers. $150. First edition of this exhibition catalogue for the 1990 Weegee exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, featuring 46 dramatic photogravures (most full page) by the legendary photographer. Text in Hebrew and English. Issued in wrappers only. Fine.

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“No Work Can Compare To Euclid’s Elements In Scientific Importance” 424. (PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS) EUCLID. Euclide’s Elements; The whole Fifteen Books Compendiously Demonstrated. To Which is added Archimedes Theorems Of the Sphere and Cylinder… Never before in English. London, 1705. Small octavo, contemporary full brown paneled calf. $3000. Second edition of Barrow’s translation of Euclid’s Elements— “few if any of the surviving books from Newton’s library are more thumb-worn or more thoroughly annotated than the Euclidis Elementorum… authored by none other than Isaac Barrow”—also containing Barrow’s translation of Archimedes’ Theorems of the Sphere and Cylinder, scarce in contemporary calf. “This is the basic treatise in geometry.” (Horblit 27). “Euclid’s Elements is a compilation of all earlier Greek mathematical knowledge since Pythagoras, organized into a consistent system so that each theorem follows logically from its predecessor; and in this simplicity lies the secret of its success” (PMM 25). This is the second edition of Barrow’s translation of Euclid, and the first edition of his translation of Archimides’ Theorems. With numerous in-text geometrical illustrations. Text fresh with only light scattered foxing, slight edge-wear, rubbing to contemporary calf. Extremely good.

“… For Then We Would Know The Mind Of God” 425. (PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS) HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time. New York, 1988. Octavo, original half navy cloth, dust jacket. $850. First edition, second issue of Hawking’s popular treatment of quantum physics. Second issue, as virtually always; Hawking had the first issue withdrawn and destroyed due to errors. Fine.


428. (PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS) SHOCKLEY, William. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors, With Applications to Transistor Electronics. Toronto, New York, London, 1950. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3300.

“An Epoch In The History Of The Science Of Chemistry” 426. (PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS) PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air. London, 1774. Octavo, contemporary red paper boards rebacked in brown calf gilt. $4000. First edition of the initial volume in this monumental work by a “father of modern chemistry,” complete with two folding plates. An exceptional copy in contemporary boards. Priestley “has been called by Cuvier a ‘father of modern chemistry’” (DNB). His “hundreds of experiments on different types of ‘air’ led to the identification of numerous gases… Priestley was long credited with the discovery of oxygen, as he was the first to publish his discovery” (Norman 1750). “This first volume of Experiments and Observations appeared in 1774, the second in 1775, and the third in 1777” (DSB). With folding frontispiece and rear folding plate, half title, errata leaf and three rear advertisement pages. Tiny bit of margin wormholing to early leaves, mild edge-wear to corners of contemporary boards. Fine.

Rutherford Announces The “Splitting” Of The Atom, 1919 427. (PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS) RUTHERFORD, Ernest. Collision of Alpha Particles with Light Atoms. IN: Philosophical Magazine, Volume 37—Sixth Series, pp. 537-87. London, 1919. Octavo, original blue stiff wrappers, custom clamshell box. $4500. First edition of the first appearance of Rutherford’s pioneering article about the effects of alpha particles bombarding the nitrogen atom—marking the birth of the nuclear age. This scarce issue of Philosophical Magazine contains the first announcement of the ‘splitting’ of an atom. Rutherford stated in Part IV of the article that “we must conclude that the

First edition of the first book on semiconductors and transistor electronics by the co-inventor of the transistor, in scarce original dust jacket. Shockley went on to share the Nobel Prize in 1956 for the development of the transistor, an invention which eliminated the need for massive arrays of hot vacuum tubes when building computing machines, and ultimately paved the way for the silicon chip. With numerous illustrations. Book fine, scarce dust jacket near-fine.

Exceptional Presentation Association Copy Of Soddy’s The Interpretation Of The Atom, Inscribed To Physicist John Joly, Thanking Him For Photographs Used In The Book 429. (PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS) SODDY, Frederick. The Interpretation of the Atom. London, 1932. Thick octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First and only edition, presentation copy, of Nobel Prizewinner Frederick Soddy’s second book on physics and radioactivity, with two folding tables and dozens of halftones, inscribed on a tipped-in slip: “J. Joly Esq. F.R.S., Somerset House, Temple Road, Dublin. Thanks for the use of illustrations. FS. October 1932.” The Interpretation of the Atom is an analysis of the rapid developments in radioactivity and atomic theory in the early decades of the 20th century. Soddy was Rutherford’s collaborator in the crucial alpha-ray experiments that led to their revolutionary disintegration theory of radioactivity. This copy is inscribed to Irish physicist John Joly, who died the following year. The inscription thanks Joly for photographs used in the work. Professor of Geology at Trinity College, Joly earned his greatest fame in the area of radioactivity, where he made groundbreaking discoveries into “terrestrial heat and the effect it would have on calculations of the age of the earth made by Kelvin’s method,” dating geological formations, and using radioactivity for therapeutic purposes (DSB). Near-fine.

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nitrogen atom is disintegrated under the intense forces developed in a close collision with a swift alpha particle” (Norman 1873). In other words, Rutherford performed nuclear disintegration, an accomplishment that formed “the basis of all subsequent work in atomic physics and chemistry” (PMM 411). Rutherford was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Fine.


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First edition, first issue, profusely illustrated with 202 historical scenes and personages, 116 of which are plates (22 in color). Howard Pyle became well known for his renditions of colonial America—this volume being his tour de force on the subject. Embellished with numerous intext line cuts, initial letters, head- and tailpieces. Without scarce publisher’s slipcase. Only a small abrasion to title page, affecting one letter, minor rubbing to extremities, heavy chipping to top edge and spine panel of fragile dust jacket.

“No Lover Of Poe… Will Account The Arnheim Edition Superfluous” 430. POE, Edgar Allan. The Complete Works. New York, 1902. Ten volumes. Octavo, original three-quarter Art Nouveau vellum gilt. $2600. Limited “Book-Lover’s Arnheim” edition of Poe’s stories, poems and essays, one of 500 sets signed by the publishers, beautifully illustrated with 100 photogravures—including 73 after paintings by Frederick Simpson Coburn—and lovely woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces throughout Light soiling to vellum. Fine.

“A Brilliant And Turbulent First Novel” (George Plimpton) 431. PYNCHON, Thomas. V. Philadelphia, 1963. Octavo, original lavender cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First edition of Pynchon’s first novel, in first-issue jacket. V.’s far-reaching scope and complexity established Pynchon as one of the most imaginative voices of the postwar era. “A blackly comic odyssey into the occult corners and bizarre anxieties of 20thcentury Europe and America” (Parker, 403). First-issue dust jacket, without reviews on rear panel. Book with only lightest sunning to edges of lavender cloth. Lightest wear to extremities of bright, clean dust jacket. Nearly fine.

Howard Pyle’s American Spirit 432. PYLE, Howard. Howard Pyle’s Book of the American Spirit. New York and London, 1923. Folio, original half black cloth, tan paper boards, mounted cover illustration, dust jacket. $900.

“The Ethereal Loveliness Of The Long Ranges Of Lofty, Snowy Rocks… Rising Out Of The Bright Blue Ocean” 433. (POLAR) KENT, Susanna Henrietta. Within the Arctic Circle. Experiences of Travel Through Norway, To The North Cape, Sweden And Lapland. London, 1877. Two volumes in one. Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark blue cloth. $1100. First edition of Kent’s splendid Victorian volume recalling her journey to the Scandinavian Arctic, where “the beauty of difficulties is that it excites the ingenuity to surmount them,” with four vintage Woodburytypes of Svolvaer, Hammerfest and Throndhjem Cathedral. Near-fine.

“These Rough Notes And Our Dead Bodies Must Tell The Tale” 434. ( POLAR) SCOTT, Robert F. Scott’s Last Expedition. London, 1913. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original blue cloth. $1600. First edition of Scott’s diaries from his last Antarctic expedition, with frontispieces, 18 color plates, eight folding maps, and over 250 other illustrations. Scott sought to be the first to reach the South Pole. After much hardship he finally reached his goal on January 18, 1912, only to discover that the party led by Roald Amundsen had 431 attained it one month earlier, leaving a note. On March 21, the party finally made camp only 11 miles from the next depot. The group was now reduced to three men: Edgar Evans had died of illness and Lawrence Oates, too frost-bitten to continue, walked off into a blizzard. A storm prevented the remaining Scott party from making further progress; their bodies and Scott’s three notebooks were discovered eight months later. Without the virtually unobtainable dust jackets. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors, light rubbing to extremities; boards with light expert restoration. Very good.

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First edition, illustrated with 32 engraved plates, charts and maps (13 folding), including 15 magnificent hand-colored aquatints by Havell & Son (some folding) depicting icebergs, a “bear plunging into the sea,” and the ship’s “passage through the ice,” among other dramatic images, beautifully bound. “The voyage of John Ross into Baffin’s Bay in 1818 was a pioneering effort in high Arctic exploration, and his narrative, published the following year, was the finest series of Arctic views then published. One of the most striking plates was based not on the work of an English officer but of the expedition’s Inuit interpreter, John Sackheouse… certainly the earliest representational work by a native American artist to be so reproduced” (Beinecke Library). With errata slip. About-fine.

The Discovery Of The Magnetic North Pole 436. (POLAR) ROSS, John. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions… Including the Reports of Commander, now Captain, James Clark Ross and the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole. London, 1835. Quarto, later three-quarter black morocco gilt, early paper boards. $3500. First edition, with 30 full-page charts and plates (nine with vivid full original handcoloring), and a large color-outlined folding map of the region. A lovely, large, widemargined, uncut copy. In 1829, “with his nephew James Clark Ross as second-in-command, Ross sailed down Prince Regent Sound in search of an opening to the west… In 1831 James Clark Ross located the Magnetic North Pole. The Ross expedition then disappeared in the ice-bound Gulf of Boothia until 1833” (Goetzman & Williams, 186). “The sumptuous printing which makes every page a picture has even its luxury enhanced by the splendid steel engravings and lithographs. The former are so excellent as to be worthy of preservation as gems of art” (Field 1321). Near-fine.

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435. ( POLAR) ROSS, John. A Voyage of Discovery, Made under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty’s Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin’s Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. London, 1819. Quarto, period-style full straight-grain blue morocco gilt.  $9200.

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er nest sh ack leton First Edition Of Shackleton’s Heart Of The Antarctic, With His Signature On Expedition Letterhead Tipped In 437. (POLAR) SHACKLETON, Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. Philadelphia, 1909. Two volumes. Large octavo, original silver-stamped pictorial blue cloth. $2500. First trade edition, American issue, of Shackleton’s account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, for which the intrepid explorer achieved worldwide acclaim for reaching within 97 miles of the South Pole. Profusely illustrated with photographs, plans, diagrams, three folding maps and a folding panorama. With Shackleton’s signature on Expedition letterhead tipped in. Here Shackleton recounts his 1907-09 expedition, which came within 100 miles of the South Pole before being forced to return due to lack of supplies. This was the first expedition to reach the Magnetic South Pole and the first to ascend the active volcano Mt. Erebus. Issued simultaneously in London. Binding variant “a” (preferred). Without scarce dust jackets. Tipped into this copy is an original sheet of Expedition letterhead bearing Shackleton’s signature, dated “March 1910.” Inner hinges expertly repaired, spines a bit rubbed. Very good.

“The Ice Closed Over Her For Ever” 438. ( POLAR) SHACKLETON, Ernest. South. The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917. London, 1919. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth. $3000. First edition, second impression (a far better printing than the first), of Shackleton’s own account of his ill-fated expedition, with color frontispiece, folding map and 88 full-page photogravures, including Hurley’s famed image of the doomed Endurance silhouetted “against the darkness of the Polar night.” Shackleton embarked in 1914 in the Endurance to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. But 1915 turned into an unusually icy year in Antarctica; after drifting trapped in the ice for nine months, the Endurance was crushed in the ice on October 27. “With five companions [Shackleton] made a voyage of 800 miles in a 22-foot boat through some of the stormiest seas in the world… and reached a Norwegian whaling station on the north coast. After three attempts… Shackleton succeeded (30 August 1916) in rescuing the rest of the Endurance party” (DNB). The second impression was printed one month after poorly produced first impression, and is considered by many to be more desirable. Near-fine.

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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” —Winston Churchill Some have led us into battle; others have guided nations and empires through their births, in their darkest hours, or to their greatest moments. And some have led by example, whether by persevering through adversity in the Antarctic or by quietly defying injustice on a Montgomery bus. Their courage has inspired us; their ideas have changed history. Now it’s up to you to help pass on their legacies. Build a collection around the leaders who most inspire you. Our expert staff can help you to rediscover their courageous voices, captured in books and documents that will last for generations. The items listed here represent just a small selection of our offerings. Please call us or visit one of our galleries to begin building a valuable and enduring monument to history’s finest men and women: your own library. 439

Lovely History Of Queen Anne 440. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) ANNE, Queen. Queen Anne. Paris, 1906. Large quarto, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt. $900. Limited edition of this illustrated biography of Queen Anne, one of only 800 copies printed on fine paper. With 39 tissue-guarded engraved portraits, including full-color frontispiece portrait. Includes original wrapper bound in. Closed marginal tear to one plate, not affecting image. Fine.

Israel, A Personal History Signed By David Ben-Gurion “The Most Human Of All Books…” 439. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) AURELIUS, Marcus. The Roman Emperor, His Meditations Concerning Himselfe. London, 1635. Small quarto, 18th-century full brown tree calf. $5000. Second edition of the first English translation of one of the world’s great classics, published only one year after the first edition. A lovely copy in contemporary tree calf. Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations “were considered among the most precious of all philosophical utterances by his contemporaries, by all Western Civilization after they returned to favor at the Renaissance, and most especially by the Victorian English, amongst whom The Meditations was a household book” (Rexroth, 112). This translation by Meric Casaubon is the first directly into English. With woodcut initials and typeornaments; without folding plate depicting Roman pottery found in some copies. Marginal tattering to final leaf of index, front joint expertly repaired. Exceptional.


441. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) BEN-GURION, David. Israel: A Personal History. New York, 1971. Thick quarto, original full dark blue morocco gilt, slipcase. $3500. Signed limited first edition, one of 2000 copies signed BenGurion, Israel’s founding father and first Prime Minister. “Considered one of the most scholarly heads of state in human history,” Ben-Gurion was also a prolific author; few were better qualified to write a “personal history” of Israel (New Jewish Encyclopedia, 48). Illustrated with over 140 black-and-white photographs and six maps. With engraved metal presentation plate affixed to front board, from Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Fine.

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“The Most Widely Studied Military Handbook In Literature” 442. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CAESAR, Gaius Julius. The eyght bookes of Caius Iulius Cæsar conteyning his martiall exploytes in the Realme of Gallia and the Countries bordering uppon the same translated oute of latin into English by Arthur Goldinge. London, 1565. Small octavo, mid 19th-century full speckled tan calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down; collation *8; **4; Mm8; Nn2; A-Ll8, custom clamshell box. $17,500. First edition of Golding’s landmark English translation of Caesar’s Commentaries, one of the earliest translations of Caesar and the first to include the “Exposition of the old Names of the Countries, Cities, Townes, etc.,” in handsome speckled calf.

Caesar’s only extant work apart from his history of the Roman Civil Wars and a few letters, his Commentaries is “the most widely studied military handbook in literature and a model of clear, straightforward composition” (Hornstein, 81). Golding was only the second translator to render Caesar’s Commentaries into English, the first being John Tiptoft, whose version appeared in 1530; the present edition is considered “the first English translation of De Bello Gallico, with the eighth book by Aulus Hircius” (Pforzheimer 410). Text printed in Gothic type. Minor expert restoration to title page; marginal expert paper repairs to text, light rubbing to extremities of speckled calf, with two ring stains to front board. Handsome. Very rare.

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443. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) (EDMONDS, Clement, translator) CAESAR, Julius. The Commentaries of C. Julius Caesar, of his Wars in Gallia; and the Civil Wars betwixt him and Pompey… Also the Commentaries of the Alexandrian and African Wars, Written by Aulus Hirtius; now first made English. London, 1695. Folio, contemporary full brown mottled and paneled calf elegantly rebacked. $4200.

445. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) (CHURCHILL, Winston S.) LOEWENHEIM, Francis L., LANGLEY, Harold D. and JONAS, Manfred. Roosevelt and Churchill: Their Secret Wartime Correspondence. New York, 1975. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco gilt. $750.

Revised and enlarged edition of Edmonds’ translation of Caesar’s Commentaries, with Hirtius’ continuation. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and 14 engraved plates of military strategy (nine folding).

“The first attempt at publishing the voluminous RooseveltChurchill correspondence, some of which was still under wraps at the time” (Zoller A408); includes “most, although not all, of the 548 letters, messages and notes by Churchill and Roosevelt exchanged between 11 September 1939 and 11 April 1945, the date of Roosevelt’s last message to Churchill, sent on the day before he died” (Cohen A285.1). Published simultaneously in England. Fine.

Sir Clement Edmond’s Observations on the Commentaries first appeared in 1600. Gilt stamp of “I. Phelipps” on front cover. Near-fine.

Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Signed By Jimmy Carter 444. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CARTER, Jimmy. The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. New York, 2002. Small octavo, original blind-stamped beige cloth, dust jacket. $375.

First American edition of the correspondence between these two World War II leaders.

446. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CHURCHILL, Winston S. and ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. The Complete Correspondence. Edited with Commentary by Warren F. Kimball. Princeton, New Jersey, 1984. Three volumes. Thick octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco gilt. $1750.

First edition of Carter’s 2002 Nobel Peace Prize lecture, signed by the 39th President.

First edition of this comprehensive collection of the correspondence between Churchill and Roosevelt, spanning the years 1933-1945.

Felt-tip marker slash through barcode on rear panel of dust jacket. Fine.

Illustrated with numerous photographs and maps. Fine.


“One Of The Best Political Biographies In English” 449. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CHURCHILL, Winston. Lord Randolph Churchill. London, 1906. Two volumes. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco gilt. $2000. First edition of Churchill’s distinguished biography of his father, with two photographic frontispiece portraits of Lord Randolph, handsomely bound.

Churchill’s Acclaimed Autobiography, Inscribed By Him 447. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CHURCHILL, Winston. A Roving Commission: My Early Life. New York, 1930. Octavo, original russet cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $11,000. First American edition of Churchill’s acclaimed autobiography, abundantly illustrated with maps and photographic plates, inscribed by Churchill: “To J. Jay Elliott Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill Feb. 1932. ‘On Trek.’” A Roving Commission covers the first 25 years of Churchill’s life, to the beginning of his parliamentary career. “This book presents Churchill at his dazzling best as chronicler and memoirist” (Langworth, 130). This copy is second printing, published two months after the first. Published in England the same year. Light toning to spine, light wear to cloth extremities, slight loss to spine ends, mild wear to extremities of scarce extremely good dust jacket with half-inch chip to spine head and tape repairs to verso. Extremely good.

Winston Churchill’s Exploits In The Boer War 448. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CHURCHILL, Winston. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London, 1900. Octavo, original pictorial fawn cloth rebacked with original spine laid down. $2200. First edition of Churchill’s fourth book, with three folding maps (one printed in color), in the original pictorial cloth. When the Boer settlers in South Africa rebelled against British authority, Churchill “secured an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post… He had scarcely arrived [in South Africa] before he was involved in a skirmish which found him ‘in durance vile’: a prisoner of war in Pretoria, unable to talk himself out of prison by claiming to be a reporter… Typically, he made a daring escape… The true-life adventure

“Churchill devoted much of his time during 1904 and 1905 to compiling a biography of Lord Randolph… When the book emerged in 1906, it was widely hailed as one of the best political biographies in English… Contemporary readers were struck by the frankness and openness of the account” (Grant, 47). Illustrated with numerous full-page plates and manuscript facsimiles. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors, more so to preliminary and concluding leaves. Fine.

“This Is Not History: This Is My Case” 450. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London, 1948-54. Six volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt. $3500. First English editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, handsomely bound. With the Second World War, Churchill “pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to… win a second term in Downing Street” (Reynolds, xxiii). “The Second World War is a great work of literature… It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize” (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps and facsimile documents. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors and fore-edges. Fine.

“I Was Born Under A Clear Sky After A Violent Summer Storm To A Widowed Mother” 451. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CLINTON, Bill. My Life. New York, 2004. Octavo, original blue boards, dust jacket. $1500. First edition, first state, boldly signed by President Clinton. Fine.

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story of his successful escapade dominates this book, one of the most gripping in the canon, making this one of his most popular books” (Langworth, 52, 53). Cohen notes that a dust jacket is “assumed but none known” (Cohen A4). Occasional scattered light foxing to interior, light wear to cloth extremities and light soiling to fawn cloth (as often). Extremely good.

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First Edition Of Custer’s Classic Account Of My Life On The Plains, 1874 452. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) CUSTER, George A. My Life on the Plains. New York, 1874. Octavo, original russet cloth gilt, custom clamshell box. $4500. First edition of Custer’s autobiography, featuring his stories of fighting Native Americans on the Great Plains, a scarce classic of western Americana. Originally serialized in Galaxy magazine between 1872 and ’74, Custer’s fascinating autobiography of life as a cavalryman fighting Native-American tribes on the plains appeared in book form only two years before his last stand at Little Bighorn. With eight full-page wood-engravings, including a portrait of Custer and four portraits of chiefs. Near-fine.

“The Most Widely Read Of All American Autobiographies” 453. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin. London, 1793. Octavo, modern full brown calf. $8000. First edition in English (expanded from the French) of Franklin’s renowned autobiography, “the most widely read of all American autobiographies.” “This account is the epitome of Franklin’s spirit. In it one sees… a Yankee Puritan who could agree with Rousseau and Voltaire, and use the language of Defoe and Addison with a genial homely twang” (Hart, 142). “A year after Benjamin Franklin’s death his autobiography was published in Paris in March of 1791… The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of the time. Franklin wrote the first 453


five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again 13 years later in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old” (Archiving Early America). Bound without Fauchet’s Eulogium half title. Only occasional light scattered foxing to interior. Fine.

Memoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Benjamin Franklin, With The First Appearance Of A Major Part Of The Autobiography, In Scarce Original Boards 454. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin… Written by Himself to a Late Period, and Continued to the Time of His Death by His Grandson, William Temple Franklin. London, 1818-19. Six volumes. Octavo, original green cloth spines, drab paper boards. $4000. Third English edition, including the first three parts of Franklin’s Autobiography as it was originally written by him, being the first appearance in any form of the third part (1731-57), and his grandson’s continuation to 1790, and also containing his correspondence and posthumous writings. With engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I and a facsimile of Franklin’s handwriting in Volume II. Franklin’s Autobiography was first published in French translation in 1791, and contained only the first two parts. Franklin had written his memoirs in four parts between the years 1771 and 1789. Only the first two appeared in the French edition, and all of the English versions up to 1818 were retranslations from the French. This 1818 edition prepared by Franklin’s grandson William Temple Franklin, is the first to be set from an original English manuscript and contains the first appearance ever of Franklin’s third part, covering the years 1731 to 1757. The very short (only three pages) fourth part was inadvertently omitted. It wasn’t until 1868 that editor John Bigelow discovered part four. Near-fine.

Inscribed By Abba Eban To George F. Kennan 455. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) EBAN, Abba. An Autobiography. New York, 1977. Large octavo, original pale blue cloth, dust jacket. $800. First edition, inscribed presentation association copy: “To the Honorable George F. Kennan with best wishes, Abba Eban.” Eban served as Israel’s first delegate to the UN, ambassador to the United States, and Foreign Minister. An Autobiography spans from Eban’s childhood in England, through his years

“The Most Influential American Political Work” 456. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) HAMILTON, Alexander; MADISON, James; and JAY, John. The Federalist on the New Constitution, Written in 1788… A New Edition. Philadelphia, 1818. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree sheep rebacked. $6700. Important fifth edition of the Federalist Papers, “the most influential American political work” (Howes), the Philadelphia imprint with Madison’s revisions and his claims of authorship over Hamilton.

Second edition of Hamilton’s monumental proposal for a national bank, which raised “the most searching constitutional questions” in a 1791 challenge led by Madison—this scarce 1810 edition issued with the first collected edition of Gallatin’s Report endorsing the bank against the pronouncements of President Madison, who let the bank’s charter lapse in a move highly consequential to the War of 1812. In December 1790, Alexander Hamilton issued this “clarion call to charter America’s first central bank” (Chernow, 344-7). House debate was sparked by Madison, who, along with Jefferson, posed strong opposition. Yet Washington ultimately signed the bill into law and Hamilton’s reasoning was echoed in McCullough v. Maryland by Chief Justice Marshall, who later traced “the genesis of American political parties to the rancorous dispute over the Bank of the United States” (Chernow, 351). This second edition of Hamilton’s Report was printed as debate over renewal of the bank’s charter resurfaced, and includes the first collected printing of a Senate Report by Madison’s treasury secretary, Albert Gallatin. Gallatin endorsed the bank charter but “got no public support from his president,” who let it lapse, causing mayhem in “the War of 1812, when funds to wage it had to be sought from taxes and from reluctant lenders at ruinous rates” (Wills, 76-7). The edition, continuously numbered, contains Hamilton’s Report, which is preceded by the 1790 printing, and the first collected printing of Gallatin’s 1809 Report complete with folding table. Near-fine.

First published in 1788, “these 85 essays 456 were designed as political propaganda… In “My Life Was To Be Among The Indians And spite of this The Federalist survives as one of the new nation’s In Waste Places” most important contributions to the theory of government” (PMM 234). This is the second single-volume edition (the fifth 458. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) FREMONT, John overall), with an added appendix not included in the 1817 Charles. Memoirs of My Life. Chicago and New York, fourth edition and complete with full-page engraved portraits 1887. Large thick quarto, period-style full brown morocco of Hamilton, Madison and Jay. Published the same year as gilt. $3500. Washington issue, no priority established. Scattered foxing, approximately one-inch horizontal loss to top margin of title First edition, with frontispiece portrait, 82 engraved page, not affecting text. Very good. plates (one in color) and seven maps (two in color, four folding, including one that measures 26 by 26 inches). “Extremely rare.” Second Edition Of Hamilton’s “Trailblazing

Report… A Clarion Call To Charter America’s First Central Bank”: Issued By Congress With Treasury Secretary Gallatin’s Report Urging Renewal Of Its Charter Against Madison’s Public Wishes

457. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) (HAMILTON, Alexander). Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the Subject of a National Bank, The Thirteenth Day of December, 1790. WITH: (GALLATIN, Albert). Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the Subject of a National Bank, Made to the Senate, March 2, 1809. Washington, 1810. Slim octavo, modern three-quarter brown calf. $4500.

The autobiography of John Charles Fremont, who, in the course of his 77 years, became a Western explorer, a mountaineer, an officer in the Mexican-American War, a speculator in the Gold Rush, Major General in the Union Army, a presidential candidate, and the governor of the Arizona Territory. This volume “embraces [Fremont’s] first three exploring expeditions and the part played by him in the conquest of California” (Howes F367). “Extremely rare” (Soliday 869). Volume I is the only volume of Fremont’s memoirs; the manuscript for Volume II is in the Library of Congress, but was never published due to his death in 1890. Handsome.

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at Cambridge as both student and scholar, to the advent of Israeli statehood and the ensuing wars with Arab neighbors. From the library of George F. Kennan, known as “The Father of Containment.” Kennan inspired the Truman Doctrine and the policy of Soviet Union containment. Kennan was incredibly influential during the Cold War and assisted with the development of the Marshall Plan. Later, Kennan attempted to reign in the Truman administration’s march toward a more militaristic interpretation of his proposed Cold War policies, but his objections were ignored and he went on to become a leading realist critic of U.S. foreign policy. Abba Eban and Kennan were very similar in their dual roles as diplomats and historians. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Fine.

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Rare Early Printing Of John F. Kennedy’s First Book, Presentation Association Copy Warmly Inscribed With A Clear, Early Signature 459. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) KENNEDY, John F. Why England Slept. New York, 1940. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $12,500. First edition, second printing, in first printing dust jacket, of John F. Kennedy’s first book, issued one month after the first printing, inscribed to a friend: “To Neba with warmest regards. Jack Kennedy. Rio 1941.” A particularly early signature, quite scarce as such.

Why England Slept was an expansion of Kennedy’s senior thesis. The title references Winston Churchill’s While England Slept, published two years earlier. Kennedy’s work attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England’s leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to our country. John F. Kennedy’s signature is notorious among collectors; this inscription, very clearly signed as “Jack Kennedy,” is an excellent example of his early signature. Second printing, as are most presentation copies of this title. This volume was inscribed to Nelson “Neba” Baptista, a Brazilian lawyer and drinking buddy of Kennedy when he visited Brazil in the spring and summer of 1941. Book with expert restoration to original cloth and spine ends, dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends, light wear. Extremely good.

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy, Signed By President Johnson 460. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) KENNEDY, John. A Tribute to John F. Kennedy. Chicago, 1964. Thin octavo, original giltstamped black cloth, slipcase, wrap-around band.  $1650. First edition of this volume of eloquent tributes to John F. Kennedy, illustrated with 11 black-and-white photographs, signed by President Lyndon Johnson. This volume, published to help raise funds for the Kennedy Library, includes tributes to the slain president from public figures and ordinary citizens alike. Contributors include Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Herblock, Herb Caen, John Masefield, Albert Schweitzer, Theodore H. White, Ben Bradlee, Norman Mailer, Daniel Moynihan, E.B. White, Abba Eban and Robert Kennedy. Typed letter signed by President Johnson’s personal secretary Juanita D. Roberts laid in. Original wrap-around band lightly toned. Fine. 461

Inscribed By Robert Kennedy 461. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) KENNEDY, Robert. To Seek a Newer World. Garden City, 1967. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $4000. First edition of this collection of essays, inscribed by the author: “To Marilew and Herm Kogan. Best wishes, Robert Kennedy.” Kennedy’s idealism and humor are in abundance in this collection of essays, which grew out of his travels and experiences as Attorney General and as a Senator, and which address such topics as the youth movements, race relations in America, nuclear arms, and Vietnam. Herm Kogan had a long and distinguished career as a journalist and author. He began as a combat correspondent during World War II, and then spent over 50 years as a Chicago reporter. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

White House Diary, Signed By Lady Bird Johnson

Signed By Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis And Lee Radziwill


462. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) (KENNEDY, Jacqueline) BOUVIER, Jacqueline and BOUVIER, Lee. One Special Summer. New York, 1974. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, slipcase. $3200.

Woodrow Wilson, Boldly Inscribed By Herbert Hoover 463. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) HOOVER, Herbert. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson. New York, 1958. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $2200. First trade edition, fifth printing, of this important history of the Wilson presidency, inscribed: “To Mrs. Adele Smith. The kind regards of Herbert Hoover.”

First edition of the First Lady’s autobiography, richly illustrated with numerous pictures taken during the Johnson presidency, signed by Lady Bird Johnson on a tipped-in leaf. In the format of a diary, Lady Bird recounts her experiences as First Lady during one of America’s most tumultuous eras. Near-fine.

Ken Heyman’s Moving Photoessay On The Great Society, Inscribed By Lyndon Johnson

Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe, one of only 500 copies, signed by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Lee Bouvier Radziwill. Rare. A delightful book by the two Bouvier sisters about their summer traveling through Europe in 1951, when Jackie was 22 and Lee 17. Entirely hand-written by the two women, and illustrated on almost every page by Jackie, who was a skilled caricaturist, the book conveys their delight in being abroad for the first time. Upon rediscovering this manuscript in 1974, the sisters decided to publish it, “with not a word or a pen stroke changed.” With photographs and copies of cables. Both sisters have signed this book with their maiden names, something they rarely did after their marriages. Fine.

464. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) JOHNSON, Lady Bird. A White House Diary. New York, 1970. Octavo, original beige and green cloth, dust jacket. $400.

465. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. This America. New York, 1966. Quarto, original blue cloth. $850. First edition, inscribed by President Johnson: “To Dora Alexander with my personal best wishes, Lyndon Johnson.” “One of the top photojournalists in the United States” (McDarrah & McDarrah, 226), Heyman here demonstrates the range of his expertise by composing images that range in subject matter from the mundane to the majestic in order to illustrate President Johnson’s speeches about America’s potential to become “the Great Society.” Without original dust jacket. Near-fine.

The Vantage Point, Warmly Inscribed By LBJ 462

466. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. The Vantage Point. New York, 1971. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket. $1750. First edition of President Lyndon Johnson’s memoirs, inscribed: “To Ben & Melanie Graves who have tried to keep us in the know and who have my appreciation—Lyndon B. Johnson.” Extensively illustrated with numerous photographic plates. Fine.

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“In the summer of 1958 a most unlikely bestseller sent ripples of surprise throughout the literary world. For the first (and thus far only) time in American history, a former President of the United States had chosen to write a book about one of his predecessors” (Senator Mark Hatfield). Here Herbert Hoover writes of being a first-hand “witness to the ordeal and tragedy of Woodrow Wilson” (Preface). Issued the same year as a signed limited edition (500 copies), no priority established. With 22 illustrations. Near-fine.


“Let Us Have Faith That Right Makes Might”

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468. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) LINCOLN, Abraham. Tribune Tracts—No.4. National Politics. Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 1860. New York, 1860. Octavo, original selfwrappers, disbound; pp. 16. $2200. First printing of Lincoln’s historic Cooper Union address—a review of the constitutional questions concerning slavery’s expansion into new territories that proved a pivotal moment in Lincoln’s nascent bid for the presidency, as well as, ultimately, an early foundation for the Thirteenth Amendment (adopted 1865)—published as an entry in the New York Tribune’s “Tribute Tracts” series. “Prolonged applause” greeted Lincoln when he entered Cooper Institute on the occasion of his historic speech laying out the legal questions concerning the expansion of slavery into the new territories and setting the stage for the 13th amendment. “From his premises to his conclusion, he travels with swift, unerring directness… An historical work—brief, complete, profound, impartial, truthful—which will be esteemed hereafter” (Nott & Brainerd, 537). Text in double columns. Includes the February 24, 1860 speech of James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin in the United States Senate, and Samuel Medary’s veto of the Kansas abolition bill. Near-fine.

Signed By Abraham Lincoln Three Weeks Before His Assassination 467. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) LINCOLN, Abraham. Engraved document signed. Washington, March 23, 1865. Folio, single vellum sheet, partially printed and accomplished by hand, blue paper lozenge, with engraved vignettes top and bottom, measuring 17-1/2 by 14 inches; handsomely framed. $17,800. Exceptionally fine Lincoln document, boldly signed in full, appointing Samuel Breck as Lieutenant Colonel. Countersigned by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present. In perfect condition, Lincoln’s signature bold and fine. This commission is decorated with two lovely engraved vignettes, one of an emblematic eagle and the other a military motif. At the time of this appointment on March 23, 1865, the war was winding down. Less than three weeks before this document was signed, Lincoln was inaugurated for his second term in office; less than three weeks after this document was signed, Lee would surrender at Appomattox, followed five days later by Lincoln’s assassination. Docketed in red ink in upper left-hand corner by the Adjutant General’s Office. Lincoln’s signature is particularly bold, and notable for being his full name. Fine.

“Manuscript Edition” Of Beveridge’s Acclaimed Lincoln Biography 469. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) (LINCOLN, Abraham) BEVERIDGE, Albert J. Abraham Lincoln: 1809-1858. Boston and New York, 1928. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt. $3200. Limited “Manuscript Edition,” one of 1000 sets, with tipped-in manuscript leaf in Beveridge’s hand, illustrated with 38 plates, mostly after historical daguerreotypes, and four hand-colored photogravures, handsomely bound at the Riverside Press. Though Beveridge died before completing this work, his biography of Lincoln is considered the “most thorough investigation for the period covered,” from Lincoln’s birth through the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates (Howes B408). Published the same year as the first edition, from the same plates. Manuscript leaf in Beveridge’s hand tipped in. With additional hand-colored photogravure frontispiece in each volume. Ex-library. Fine.

Lincoln Collector, Inscribed By Sandburg, With Bookplate Of Noted Lincoln Scholar Justin G. Turner 470. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) SANDBURG, Carl. The Lincoln Collector. The Story of Oliver R. Barrett’s Great Private Collection. New York, 1950. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $450.

When Carl Sandburg came to know Oliver R. Barrett, his Lincoln collection was without equal. Sandburg was given unlimited access to the material, which he used to write his six-volume biography of Lincoln, a monumental effort that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. Sandburg later wrote a biography about Barrett entitled The Lincoln Collector. Originally published in a signed limited edition of 2425 copies in 1949. With the bookplate of Civil War researcher and collector Justin G. Turner. A few pencil annotations and (apparently) Turner’s occasional markings to text. Dust jacket bright, with closed tear to spine, a few minor abrasions to rear panel, book fine.

Collection Of Career Military Documents, Including His Commission As Adjutant General Signed By McKinley, In Original Custom Metal-Gilt Tube 471. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) (MCKINLEY, William) BRECK, Samuel. Collection of military documents. West Point and Washington, 1855-97. Seven items of various sizes, rolled into a contemporary 17-inch metal tube. $7500. Seven original documents relating to the career and family of Brigadier General Samuel Breck, Adjutant General of the Army, including his diploma from West Point and his final commission signed by President McKinley. Housed in a handsome contemporary black metal tube, handlettered in gilt.

Samuel Breck began his career at the United States Military Academy, served in the Florida War of 1855-56, and rose to prominence during the Civil War. Breck received three brevets for war service (Boatner, 82). Thereafter, he served in Washington, ending his career as Brigadier General. This collection of seven military and family documents begins with Breck’s ornately engraved diploma from the United States Military Academy and ends with his final commission as Adjutant General, signed by President William McKinley and Secretary of War Russell Alger. Fine.

Association Copy Of President Monroe’s 1828 Memoir, With John Quincy Adams’ 1826 Message On Monroe’s Claims 472. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) MONROE, James. The Memoir of James Monroe, Esq. Relating to His Unsettled Claims Upon the People and Government of the United States. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1828. Slim octavo, stitched as issued, contemporary self wrappers; pp.60. WITH: ADAMS, John Quincy. Moneys Paid James Monroe. Washington, 1826. Slim octavo, stitched as issued, original self wrappers; pp. 20. Two items. $2000. First edition of Monroe’s final appeal seeking payment for expenses “dating back to his first mission in France”— ultimately resolved only months before his death in 1831—an association copy from the library of Benjamin Vaughan, close friend to Monroe, Franklin and Paine. Together with John Quincy Adams’ 1826 Message to Congress regarding payments to Monroe and claims disallowed. James Monroe’s 1828 Memoir marks his urgent attempt to earn reimbursement for expenses incurred in years of public service. Forced to sell much of his property in 1826, Monroe bolstered his appeals “with a memoir in the National Intelligencer.” After two years Monroe resumed his pleas with this 1828 edition “of his memoir of November 1825, to be distributed to political leaders, former associates and legislators.” It was not 471 until 1831 that he was awarded $30,000. Within months, however, Monroe fell ill and died. The association copy of Monroe’s Memoir is from the library of British politician Benjamin Vaughan, who often visited Monroe during his tenure as America’s Minister to France. “With Vaughan, who later emigrated to America, Monroe maintained a correspondence lasting until his retirement from the Presidency” (Ammon, 135). Texts fresh with light foxing and edge-wear. Extremely good.

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First trade edition of this engaging tribute to one of Sandburg’s great resources for his Lincoln studies, warmly inscribed by Sandburg: “For Harry Roskoleuko, who will not get lost in journeying thru these pages especially when accompanied by the slim trim girl with black hair cut in a straight line across the forehead. Yr Obt Svt, Carl Sandburg, 1951.” From the library of noted Civil War scholar and collector Justin G. Turner, with his bookplate.


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Limited first edition, one of 1000 privately printed copies, signed: “Richard Nixon 11-16-83.” Identifying the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union as key to world peace, former President Richard Nixon’s fifth book asserts the need for “a policy of hard-headed détente.” Here, Nixon also outlines possible approaches to United States relations with Japan, China and Central America. This privately printed edition, limited to 1000 copies, preceded the first trade edition. From the library of George F. Kennan, known as “The Father of Containment.” Kennan inspired the Truman Doctrine and the policy of Soviet Union containment. Owner signature of Kennan’s daughter on same page as Nixon’s signature. Fine.

Inscribed By Rosa Parks In The Year Of Publication Boldly Signed By Napoleon Bonaparte

475. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) PARKS, Rosa. Rosa Parks: My Story. New York, 1992. Octavo, original half purple cloth, dust jacket. $1650.

473. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) NAPOLEON. Manuscript communiqué in a secretarial hand, addressed to Napoleon’s Minister of War and signed by Napoleon. Paris, March or April, 1800. Single sheet of laid paper, 8-1/2 by 13 inches, writing on recto and verso. $4500.

First edition of Parks’ autobiography, inscribed: “11/26/92, Rosa Parks. To Stephanie Cruse from your cousin. Best wishes.”

Original manuscript communiqué in a secretarial hand, written on vignette-engraved stationery of Bonaparte’s Minister of War, endorsed by Napoleon (“Bonaparte”).

Rosa Parks’ Quiet Strength, Signed By Her

This document, on the stationery of Louis Alexandre Berthier, contains a report on Gondot, Commissaire of Poitiers, with Bonaparte’s endorsement boldly signed on the recto. The report was requested by Bonaparte and contains a favorable review of Gondot, who had been forced to step down from his job on October 27, 1797. Gondot requested that he be able to resume that job, and Berthier had him investigated. The results were that Gondot was spoken of as being “sincerely attached to the principles of the Revolution.” On November 9, 1799, Napoleon staged a coup against the French government, situating himself as First Consul. He appointed Alexandre Berthier, a long-time ally, Minister of War. It is likely that Gondot had lost his previous position, and now, with a new government, he was trying to get his job back. Additionally signed by Berthier on the verso. Dated the month of “Germinale,” year 8 of the Republic. Text in French. Fine.

Real Peace, First Edition, Signed By President Nixon 474. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) NIXON, Richard. Real Peace. A Strategy for the West. New York, 1983. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $800.

Illustrated with numerous photographs. Near-fine.

476. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) PARKS, Rosa. Quiet Strength. Grand Rapids, 1994. 12mo, original stiff gray paper boards, dust jacket. $1200. First edition, signed and dated “2/11/95” by Parks. “The mother of the Civil Rights Movement” offers prayerful reflections on faith, values and history and her place in it. Fine.

Signed By General Pershing 477. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) PERSHING, John J. My Experiences in the World War. New York, 1931. Two volumes. Large octavo, original blue cloth. $1000. First trade edition, signed by Pershing, winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for History. Pershing returned from World War I as America’s most famous general. Includes conversations and documents that dictated the course of World War I in the European theater. With 32 pages of illustrations from photographs and 35 strategic maps, including five folding. Published March 10, 1931, same year as the “Author’s Autograph” edition. Near-fine.

478. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) REAGAN, Ronald. An American Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1990). Octavo, original half blue cloth, original dust jacket. $3800. First edition of the 40th President’s autobiography, signed by Reagan and dated October 28, 1992. Remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, minor creasing to dust jacket. Fine. 479. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) REAGAN, Ronald. Speaking My Mind. New York, 1989. Tall octavo, original half blue cloth, dust jacket. $3000. First edition of Reagan’s selected speeches, signed and dated by him (“Ronald Reagan. March 31—’93”). Fine.


letterhead sheets (measuring 6-1/2 by 10 inches), typed and signed on the recto, both with faint penciled notations on the verso. $1500. Original typed letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, written to film producer/writer Jay Richard Kennedy in April 1947, offering her assistance on a proposed film about the “Four Freedoms” as framed by FDR in his powerful 1941 State of the Union Address.

This original two-page letter, typed on Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal letterhead and signed by her, is dated April 26, 1947, shortly before she took her position as chair of the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission. Here Mrs. Roosevelt gracefully offers her help on a proposed film about FDR’s “Four Freedoms,” which the President boldly outlined in his 1941 State of the Union Address. Near-fine. 482

Signed Presentation Set Of Pogue’s Life Of George C. Marshall 480. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) POGUE, Forrest C. George C. Marshall: Education of a General, 1880-1939. WITH: Ordeal and Hope, 1939-1942. WITH: Organizer of Victory, 1943-1945. WITH: Statesman, 1945-1959. New York, 1986, 1986, 1973, 1987. Four volumes. Octavo, original cloths, dust jackets. $800. First editions, mixed states, of this presentation set of the acclaimed four volumes in Pogue’s biography of General George C. Marshall, Volume I with a tipped-in presentation bookplate imprinted “For Presentation to George C. Marshall ROTC Award Winners” and inscribed: “Congratulations, Forrest C. Pogue.” “In addition to his accomplishments as WWII army chief of staff, Cold War secretary of state and Korean War secretary of defense, Marshall was recognized as one of the foremost defenders of civilian control of the military and a key definer of the proper role for the military in a democratic society” (ANB). First edition set with Volumes I-II, fourth printing; Volume II, second printing; Volume IV, first printing. Featuring cartographic endpapers (Vols. II-III). numerous maps and photographic illustrations. About-fine.

Original Typed Letter Signed By Eleanor Roosevelt, 1947, Addressing The Legacy Of FDR’s “Four Freedoms” 481. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Typed letter signed. New York, April 26, 1947. Two original

Elegant Photographic Portrait Inscribed By Eleanor Roosevelt 482. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Photograph inscribed. Washington, circa 1944. Original black-and-white photograph measuring approximately 7 by 9 inches. $2600. Original White House photographic portrait by Bachrach of Eleanor Roosevelt seated before a desk (with a framed photograph of FDR) in a black evening gown, inscribed: “To W. Philip Welshay, With good wishes, Eleanor Roosevelt.” Fine.

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“To Use My Own Mind And Abilities For My Own Aims” 483. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. This I Remember. New York, 1949. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $400. First trade edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography, with frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Preceded by a signed limited edition published the same year. Book fine, some chipping to bright extremely good dust jacket. 484

the Reformation of the Discalced Carmelites, according to the Primitive Rule. London, 1675. Small quarto, contemporary full brown calf rebacked and recornered with original spine laid down, custom clamshell box. $2800. First edition in English of Saint Teresa of Avila’s autobiography, the complete text in handsome contemporary calf. “Of all mystical writers to be found in Christian literature, Saint Teresa of Avila alone is able to communicate the deepest spiritual insights in the most direct, apt and simple form readily understandable to readers from every walk of life” (Magill, 555). Dismayed by what she regarded as lax observance in mid 16th-century Carmelite life, Teresa felt called to create a strict religious order. “Since her nuns wore sandals instead of shoes, they became generally known as the Discalced (‘Barefoot’) Carmelites” (González II:115). This first edition in English of the Life (first title page dated 1671, second dated 1669), together with The Manner of Visiting the Monasteries of the Discalced Nuns, constitutes the first part of the Works (dated 1675), but is complete in itself. Without engraved frontispiece portrait. A bit of very light marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, slight edge-wear; marginal tear with loss to leaf G2, not affecting text, light age-wear to handsome contemporary calf. Excellent.

“Overflowed With Anecdotes Of Lust, Violence And Idiosyncrasy”

Signed By Franklin D. Roosevelt As President

486. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS, Gaius. The Historie of Twelve Caesars… From the Edition of 1606. London, 1931. Quarto, original orange cloth. $385.

484. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. The Democratic Book 1936. No place, 1936. Large folio, original full brown morocco gilt. $6200.

Later limited edition, one of 400 copies, of the 1606 first edition in English of Suetonius’ dramatic biographies of the Caesars.

Signed limited first edition, one of an unknown limitation signed by President Roosevelt, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution.

“De Vita Caesarum, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, is largely responsible for that vivid picture of Roman society and its leaders, morally and politically decadent, that dominated historical thought until modified in modern times by the discovery of nonliterary evidence… [It is] exciting reading” (Britannica). The first edition in English, prepared by Philemon Holland, appeared in 1606. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Julius Caesar and title page. Near-fine.

Sold to Democratic donors at $250 each to pay off the 1936 re-election debt, The Democratic Book 1936 contains information such as the party’s platform, election results, and statements from the President, his cabinet members, the first lady, and other important members of his administration. With dozens of contemporary advertisements, many in color. This copy gilt-stamped “Bethlehem Steel Company Library” on the front board. Fine.

“The Deepest Spiritual Insights In The Most Direct, Apt And Simple Form” 485. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) TERESA OF AVILA. The Life of the Holy Mother, S. Teresa of Jesus, Foundress of

“A Landmark In Our Constitutional History” 487. (PRESIDENTS & LEADERS) WEBSTER, Daniel. Speech of Daniel Webster, In Reply to Mr. Hayne, of South Carolina: The Resolution of Mr. Foot, of Connecticut, Relative to the Public Lands, Being under Consideration. Delivered in the Senate, January 26, 1830. Washington, 1830. Slim octavo, stitched as issued, original self-wrappers; pp. 76. $850.

works for adults (Modernist Journals Project). Rackham breathtakingly captures the operas’ highlights with drama and immediacy no stage production could achieve. Without original silk ties. About-fine. 489

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This scarce first edition records Webster’s famed oration of January 26 given before a Senate. Culminating a series of debates, this “became a reference point for all subsequent discussions of the Constitution” (Smith, 402). “It is, Sir,” said Webster, “the people’s Constitution, the people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people” (49). Simultaneously issued in this 76-page edition. Extremely good.

Two Classics Illustrated And Signed By Rackham 488. (RACKHAM, Arthur) WAGNER, Richard. The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie. London, 1910. Quarto, original full vellum gilt. $2800. First deluxe limited edition, one of 1150 copies signed by Rackham, with 34 mounted color plates and 14 black-andwhite drawings. “The dominant illustrator of the Edwardian period,” Rackham “showed all his powers in illustrations for Wagner’s sequence of operas, The Ring of the Nibelungs,” among his few 488

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First edition of Webster’s 1830 speech to a crowded Senate “full to overflowing”—the passionate highlight of the famed HayneWebster debates in which Webster hailed the Constitution as “the people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people—“the most famous American oration of the 19th century” (Howes), scarce in original wrappers.

489. (RACKHAM, Arthur) POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery & Imagination. London, 1935. Quarto, original full vellum with gilt-pictorial decorations, custom three-quarter morocco clamshell box. $5000. First edition, one of only 460 copies signed by Rackham, illustrated with 12 mounted full-page color plates, 17 fullpage black-and-white drawings and pictorial black-and-white endpapers, all by Rackham. A beautiful copy.


Rackham reflected late Victorian psychological insights in his dramatic illustrations for 25 of Poe’s most haunting tales. The artist said these illustrations were so full of horror “he was beginning to frighten himself” (Carpenter & Prichard, 439). Without original glassine and original matching slipcase. Fine.

“A Sonnet Is A Moment’s Monument” 490. ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. Poems. New York, 1909. Two volumes. Small quarto, full russet crushed morocco gilt. $850. “Cheyne Walk” edition, very handsomely bound. A lovely wide-margined set. Near-fine.

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“The Soul Whose Likeness With Thy Soul Was But Its Love For Thee” 491. ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Blessed Damozel. New York, 1886. Large folio, original full vellum gilt. $2500.

surrealism, which largely dealt with male fantasies, by offering a female view of the female body and of erotic pleasures” (Spaightwood Galleries). Fine. 493

First edition with illustrations by Kenyon Cox, one of only 35 copies with 20 lovely proof impressions on India paper, in beautiful publisher’s gilt-decorated vellum. “The Dodd, Mead version of Rossetti’s ‘Blessed Damozel’ exemplifies… the artistic unified book. The imposing size of the page is matched by the solemnity and gravity of the illustrations and decorations, photographically reproduced from brush drawings by Kenyon Cox… [It] proved to be a landmark in Cox’s career” (Kaplan, 11). A bit of light marginal foxing, mostly to endpapers and flyleaves. Very minor soiling to spine of beautiful publisher’s vellum. 492

“Man Can Survive In Only One Of Two Ways— By The Independent Work Of His Own Mind Or As A Parasite Fed By The Minds Of Others” 493. RAND, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Indianapolis and New York, 1968. Octavo, original grey cloth with black cloth spine, dust jacket. $5500. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, inscribed by Ayn Rand: “To David Houston—with my best wishes—5/21/69. Ayn Rand.” First published in 1943, The Fountainhead was Rand’s first major Objectivist novel and first best-seller. This edition with special introduction by Rand and color frontispiece illustration by Rand’s husband, Frank O’Connor, to whom the book is dedicated. Only lightest spotting to original cloth. Original dust jacket with minor edgewear, tape repair to verso. Extremely Good.

“Depth, Translucence, Transparency, Impenetrability and Otherworldliness” 492. RÉAGE, Pauline. Histoire d’O. Paris, 1962. Large folio (12 by 15 inches), original cream paper wrapper, 28 loose gatherings, as issued uncut and unopened, 16 loose plates, original black velvet slipcase and chemise, vellum spine label. $6500. Limited large-paper edition, one of only 350 copies, of one of the most famous and controversial erotic novels ever published, with 16 provocative full-page color lithographs and numerous in-text illustrations by surrealist Léonor Fini. When Anne Desclos’ (writing under the pseudonym Pauline Réage) Story of O was first published in 1954 in Paris, it became the most widely translated French novel in the world. In this edition, “Leonor Fini’s art offers a woman’s take on

The Important 1736 Edition Of Raleigh’s History Of The World, With Double-Page Engraved Maps And Plans 494. RALEIGH, Walter. The History of the World, in Five Books. London, 1736. Thick folio, contemporary full brown calf rebacked and partly recornered. $5200. Eleventh edition—regarded until the 19th century as the best—of one of the most famous historical works in English and one of the quintessential books of the Elizabethan era, illustrated with eight fine double-page engraved maps and plans, text woodcuts and engraved frontispiece portrait of Raleigh by G. Vertue. In this, his last work, composed between 1607-14 while a prisoner in the Tower of London, Raleigh “traced the rise and fall of the three great empires of Babylon, Assyria and Macedon, and dealt exhaustively with the most flourishing

497. RIMMEL, Eugene. The Book of Perfumes. London, 1865. Octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. $450. Fourth edition, published the same year as the first, with over 250 illustrations, many full-page and one in color depicting Japanese hairstyles. “Tours the ancient civilizations and the ‘uncivilized nations,’ surveying the exotic hairdos and customs of perfumery in almost equal measure” (Aftel, 7). Fine.

“Did You See More Glass?” 498. SALINGER, J.D. Nine Stories. Boston, 1953. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First edition of Salinger’s much-anticipated second book, his only collection of short stories.

Boldly Inscribed By Anne Rice

Published two years after The Catcher in the Rye, “Nine Stories further solidified Salinger’s critical and popular reputation as spokesman for another postwar variety of disengaged seriousness, bordering in one direction on whimsy and in the other on mysticism” (Hoffman, 144). With two grades of paper as issued by publisher. Near-fine.

495. RICE, Anne. Interview with the Vampire. New York, 1976. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $3000.

“At Least I’m Still In Love With Yorick’s Skull”

First edition of the first novel in Anne Rice’s popular Vampire Chronicles, boldly inscribed: “For Diane, Anne Rice.”

499. SALINGER, J.D. Franny and Zooey. Boston, 1961. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $950.

Rice’s first novel has emerged as not only the “seminal modern vampire novel” but also a “profoundly modern exploration of human sexuality, religious beliefs and personal philosophies” (Barron, Fantasy and Horror 6-303). Fine.

First edition of Salinger’s third book.

“He Fell In October, 1918, On A Day That Was So Quiet And So Still… That The Army Report Confined Itself To The Single Sentence” 496. REMARQUE, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. Boston, 1929. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $2300. First American edition, published in the same year as the first German book edition and the first London edition, of Remarque’s starkly realistic classic, a landmark novel of the 20th century. “A book of terrible experiences… It will shock the supersensitive by its outspokenness; it will leave no reader unmoved” (New York Times Book Review). Initally serialized in the Vossiche Zeitung in 1928, the novel first appeared in book form in Germany in January 1929, with the first edition in English printed that same year in London. Translated from the German by A.W. Wheen. Near-fine.

“Salinger’s conviction that our inner lives greatly matter peculiarly qualifies him to sing of an America where, for most of us, there seems little to do but to feel” (John Updike). Near-fine.

Signed By Carl Sandburg 500. SANDBURG, Carl. Always the Young Strangers. New York, 1953. Octavo, original blue cloth, acetate dust jacket, slipcase. $500. Signed limited first edition, one of 600 copies, of this autobiography of Sandburg’s early years, signed by him. “The best autobiography ever written by an American” (The Times). Lightly sunned original slipcase rubbed along opening; book and acetate jacket fine.

Margaret Sanger’s Autobiography, Inscribed By Her 501. SANGER, Margaret. An Autobiography. New York, 1938. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1800.


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periods of Jewish, Greek and Roman history… The design and style of Raleigh’s History of the World… places the book among the noblest of literary enterprises” (DNB). This is the 11th edition, considered the best for nearly a century. With separate title page for the second part (“Volume II”). Closed tear to two maps. Faint dampstaining to lower margins; minor marginal wormholing, not affecting sense of text. Expected age-wear to contemporary calf; restoration to lower edge of front board. Near-fine.

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First edition of Sanger’s Autobiography, a chronicle of the dynamic woman who spearheaded the movement for contraceptive rights, boldly inscribed: “For Alice Steinlein, Margaret Sanger.” “As the originator of the phrase ‘birth control’ and its bestknown advocate, Sanger survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to see much the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right” (New York Times). Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket near-fine.

Handsomely Bound, 30-Volume Limited Edition Of Scott’s Works 502. SCOTT, Walter. The Novels and Poems. Boston, 1892-94, 1900. Thirty volumes. Octavo, contemporary threequarter purple morocco gilt. $4200. “Standard Edition” of the Waverly Novels and other works of Sir Walter Scott, one of 1000 sets, with introductions and notes by Andrew Lang, illustrated with frontispiece in each volume and 120 plates, very handsomely bound. A fine set.

Early English Comic Tales, Handsomely Bound 503. (SHAKESPEARE) HAZLITT, W. Carew. Shakespeare Jest-Books. London, 1864. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red calf gilt. $850. Nineteenth-century edition of these sixteenth-century and earlier collections of humorous stories, handsomely bound by Morrell. These rare stories, many surviving the Middle Ages via the existence of only one copy, were believed to be among those that inspired Shakespeare. Front joint of Volume I expertly repaired. Attractive.

The Essex Press Poems Of Shakespeare, One Of Only 450 Copies Printed, Editor F.S. Ellis’ Copy, With His Inscription 504. SHAKESPEARE. The Poems of William Shakespeare. London, 1899). Square octavo, original full limp vellum. $2200. Limited Essex House Press edition, one of only 450 copies, beautifully printed in black and red, with woodcut frontispiece of Venus and Adonis by Reginald Savage and numerous woodcut initials; the copy of—and frankly inscribed by—the editor, F.S. Ellis.

With ornamental woodcut initials and with intricate full-page woodcut illustrating “Venus and Adonis” by Reginald Savage. Frederick Startridge Ellis, however, the volume’s editor, apparently disapproved of Savage’s work: a note in Elllis’ hand on the front pastedown, Expected light soiling, light circular mark to vellum. Original ties. Extremely good.

“The Text Of Shakespeare Owes More To Theobald Than To Any Other Editor” 505. SHAKESPEARE. The Works of Shakespeare: in Seven Volumes. Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected… London, 1733. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf expertly rebacked with original spines laid down. $12,500. First edition of Theobald’s Shakespeare, with engraved frontispiece portrait and frontispiece copperplate engravings for each play, a fine large-margined copy, beautiful in full contemporary calf-gilt. Among the most rare and desirable of all early editions. Having published a devastating critique of Pope’s edition (1726), Theobald produced his own Works of Shakespeare in 1733, restoring “to the publick their greatest poet in his original purity: after having so long lain in a condition that was a disgrace to common sense” (Preface). “Though [Pope] and Rowe claimed to have collated against the quartos, Theobald was first to collect, examine and compare with any thoroughness; beyond doubt he stood first in the line of professional amateurs” (Franklin, 75). Lewis “Theobald… remains one of the finest editors of the last three centuries” (Wells & Taylor, 54). With woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Scattered light offsetting to very clean text, contemporary calf with expert restoration. A lovely set of this very important edition. 505

506. SHAKESPEARE. Shakspere’s Works. London, 1883-86. Twelve volumes. 12mo, mid-20th century threequarter purple morocco gilt. $3000.

of melody” (DNB). First issue, with “Misellaneous” on Table of Contents. With very scarce half title; bound without final leaf of advertisements. Near-fine.

“The Product Of A Mighty Ferment” 510. S HELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City: A Vision of the Nineteenth Century. London, 1818. Octavo, late 19th century full red morocco gilt. $4800.

“Outshines Almost Every Other English Children’s Book Of The Period”

First edition, second state (as almost all known copies), of this rare title, beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf.

“A poet’s impassioned vision of the French revolution… The music of its Spenserian stanza is unsurpassed” (DNB). Laon and Cythna caused controversy because the work’s central couple were siblings. After printing a number of copies, Shelley’s First edition of the first version of publisher refused to release the volumes Shakespeare prepared especially for unless the poet made significant alterations, children, illustrated with 20 copper plates 510 including changing the couple into childhood friends. As engraved by William Blake, beautifully bound by Riviere & Shelley had paid for the printing himself and money was Son. scarce, he took the unusual step of canceling and replacing 26 The Lambs’ Tales from Shakespear “belong to a type of leaves rather than reprinting the whole; the expurgated work literature requiring gifts which are seldom found in perfect was released under the title The Revolt of Islam. In order to proportion… It is not too much to say that the collection save money, as many copies as possible were thus altered, forms one of the most conspicuous landmarks in the history making copies of this, the unmodified Laon and Cythna, quite of the romantic movement” (Rosenbach 37:385). The engraved scarce. Second state, without fly-title; there were probably no plates are widely credited to William Blake, after drawings by more than 12 copies of the first state, with fly-title; almost all popular Irish painter William Mulready. Bibliographic known copies are second state. Near-fine. disagreement exists regarding issue points within the first edition; this copy with publisher’s imprint on verso of page “She Is The Cause That All The Rest I Am” 235 in Volume I and three pages of advertisements at end of 511. SIDNEY, Sir Philip. Certaine Sonets. Boston and New Volume II (Skinner-street address). Fine. York, 1904. Slim octavo, contemporary full crushed green morocco gilt. $750. “Pure And Ineffable Beauty” 507. (SHAKESPEARE) LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespear. London, 1807. Two volumes. 12mo, modern full blue morocco gilt. $4500.

508. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poetical Works. London:, 1853. Small, thick octavo, early 20th-century full brown morocco gilt. $600.

Limited edition, one of only 450 copies, of this first separate printing of 31 poetical works by Sidney, elegantly bound in crushed morocco gilt by the Club Bindery.

Early edition, with frontispiece portrait of Shelley, beautifully bound. About-fine.

This collection of songs, sonnets and translations “appears never to have been published separately” up to this 1904 printing. On handmade paper, this copy elegantly bound. Fine.

Extremely Rare First Issue Of Prometheus Unbound 509. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Prometheus Unbound. London, 1820. Octavo, 19th-century full brown calf gilt.$6000. First edition, rare first issue, handsomely bound in full contemporary calf-gilt. “Sublime exultation on the redemption of humanity, and an assemblage of all that language has of gorgeousness and verse

“I Don’t Think Of Myself As A Fool… But That’s What Folks Call Me” 512. SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Selected Short Stories. New York, 1966. Small octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket. $125. First edition. Fine.

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Mid-19th century edition of Shakespeare’s plays and poems, handsomely bound by Riviere and Son. Light restoration to a few joints. A handsome set.

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Three Inscribed By Singer

Signed By Zadie Smith

513. SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Elijah the Slave. New York, 1970. Slim quarto, original purple cloth, dust jacket. $475.

517. SMITH, Zadie. White Teeth. New York, 2000. Octavo, original half cream cloth, dust jacket. $250.

First edition, warmly inscribed: “To the great grandchildren Brenda and Brad with love, I.B. Singer, Feb. 6, 1977.”

First American edition of Smith’s acclaimed first novel, signed and dated by her (“June 1st 2000”).

“Told with simplicity and spirit” (Booklist). Near-fine.

Published the same year as the English first edition. Fine.

514. SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories. New York, 1973. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket.  $500.

Smollett’s Works, Beautifully Bound 518. SMOLLETT, Tobias. Works. Westminster, 1899. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy blue morocco gilt. $2500.

First edition of this National Book Award-winning collection of 24 stories, boldly inscribed: “Best wishes, I.B. Singer.”

Beautiful set of Smollett’s novels, bound by Roach. Includes Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Count Fathom, Sir Launcelot Greaves and Humphry Clinker. With tissue-guarded frontispieces after Cruikshank. A fine set.

Winner of the National Book Award. Fine. 515. SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Shosha. New York, 1978. Octavo, original brown cloth, dust jacket. $500.

“The Poet’s Poet”

First edition, presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Singer to translator Elizabeth Shub: “To Libby with a love that will last to the end. Isaac, August 6, 1976 [sic] (sketch of a pig with Singer’s initials on it).”

519. S PENSER, Edmund. The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. London, 1679. Tall quarto, mid-19th century full brown mottled calf rebacked with original spine and brown morocco spine labels laid down. $3000.

Elizabeth Shub was an author as well as Singer’s editor, translator and long-time friend. Fine.

Third folio edition of Spenser’s collected works, handsomely bound.

“There Wasn’t Much Fish, Just A Few Stray Bits Of Bare Backbone” 516. SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. New York, 1963. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $600. First American edition, the first edition in English, of the Nobel Prize-winner’s first published work, translated by Ralph Parker. Based on Solzhenitsyn’s eight-year incarceration in a Kazakhstan labor camp, One Day in the Life… is the first and perhaps the best example of its author’s belief in “the indivisibility of truth and ‘the perception of world literature as the one great heart which beats for the concerns and misfortunes of our world’” (Solzhenitsyn, Nobel acceptance speech, 1970). This, the first English translation, remained faithful to the Russian original, necessarily including the “deliberately muted themes” in the self-censorship Solzhenitsyn practiced in order to publish the book in the Soviet Union in 1962. Book fine, dust jacket about-fine.


“Spenser’s influence on English poetic literature cannot be readily over-estimated” (DNB). Believed to have been edited in part by John Dryden, this third folio edition of Spenser’s works (preceded by folio editions of 1611 and 1617-18) includes The Shepherds’ Calendar, and The Fairy Queen. With full-page frontispiece engraving of Spenser’s tomb and title page printed in red and black. Text generally clean. Marginal tear with loss to 2X3, not affecting text. Very handsomely bound.

Inscribed First Edition Of Robert Stone’s First Novel 520. STONE, Robert. A Hall of Mirrors. Boston, 1967. Octavo, original half black and half gray cloth, dust jacket. $1600. First edition of Stone’s first novel, inscribed: “For Bob Lighter with every best wish, Robert Stone.” Stone’s story of three young Americans whose lives intersect in New Orleans at the end of Mardi Gras in 1962 announced the arrival of a major new talent. Near-fine.

Inscribed By Boxing Champion Max Baer: Photograph Of Him With Bogey And Bacall, Together With Baer’s Engraved Gold Money Clip

Famous First Book On American Football 522. (SPORTS & LEISURE) CAMP, Walter. American Football. New York, 1891. Small octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth with cover design of American double-eagles clutching footballs. $1800.

521. (SPORTS & LEISURE) BAER, Max. Photograph inscribed. New York, 1947. Black-and-white photograph measuring 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches; original Mexican coin (1-1/2 inch in diameter), mounted on 2-1/4 inch gold clip. $6000.

First edition of this classic by the father of American football, with 31 photographs of stars from Harvard, Princeton and Yale.

Black-and-white photograph of Humprey Bogart, an unidentified man, Lauren Bacall, and Max Baer seated at New York’s Copacobana nightclub, inscribed: “Larry we miss you tonite. I am giving Lauren Bacall what a great guy like Bogart should give her. An earful and a hug. Max Baer at the Copa, June 1947.” Together with a vintage 14k gold money clip, inset with a commemorative 50 pesos Mexican gold coin (37.5 gram “oro puro”), engraved: “MB, To Max Baer—Your Old Pal, Bill Miller—1934,” and engraved later: “To Larry [Cameron] ‘a champion.’ Your pal, Max Baer, 1957.” Baer won the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1934. In 1935, after losing that title to James “Cinderella Man” Braddock, Baer began to turn away from boxing to become an entertainer and actor. The gold money clip was presented to the champion by Bill Miller, probably the Las Vegas booking agent who handled heavyweight boxer Howard King in the 1950s and managed lightweight Alexis Arguello in the 1980s. Baer in turn had this clip engraved to his close friend, successful Sacramento auto dealer and former championship rodeo rider, Robert “Larry” Cameron, who engaged Baer during the 1950s as an honorary “salesman” for his Pontiac agency. Fine.

Camp is credited with having revolutionized the game of American football while Yale athletic director in the late 1880s. Two leaves of publisher’s advertisements at rear. About-fine.

Signed First Edition Of Hank Aaron’s Autobiography 522

523. (SPORTS & LEISURE) AARON, Hank and WHEELER, Lonnie. I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story. New York, 1991. Octavo, original half purple cloth, dust jacket. $350. First edition of the great champion’s autobiography, with 24 pages of photographs, signed by Hank Aaron on the title page. Fine.

Signed By Roger Angell 524. (SPORTS & LEISURE) ANGELL, Roger. Late Innings. New York, 1982. Octavo, original half green cloth, dust jacket. $275. 521

First edition, signed by Roger Angell. Dust jacket priceclipped. Fine.

Facsimile Edition Of Bernard Darwin’s Celebrated Golf Columns 525. (SPORTS & LEISURE) DARWIN, Bernard. Tee Shots and Others. Far Hills, New Jersey, 1984. Octavo, original tan cloth, slipcase. $350. Limited facsimile edition, one of 1500 copies, of Darwin’s golf anecdotes taken from his early columns in The Morning Standard and the London Times. Bernard Darwin, the grandson of Charles Darwin and for almost 50 years the golf correspondent of The Times, is one of the best regarded of all golf writers. This facsimile of the 1911 first London edition is the fourth in a series of publications sponsored by the USGA. Fine.

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526. (SPORTS & LEISURE) DARWIN, Bernard. The Golf Courses of the British Isles. London, 1910. Tall, thick octavo, modern half vellum gilt. $3200.


First edition of this golf classic, with 64 fine plates (48 in color) after original watercolors by Harry Rountree depicting renowned Scottish, English and Irish courses. “Thanks to Bernard, golf has acquired the sturdiest literature of any game” (H. W. Wind). “The illustrations, from original water colors, help to make this one of the fine books in the golf library, setting a high standard of excellence that Mr. Darwin would never fail to meet in his later books” (Murdoch 181). Near-fine.

Inscribed By Jack Dempsey And His Wife 527. (SPORTS & LEISURE) DEMPSEY, Jack. Dempsey. New York, 1960. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $750. First edition of the Manassa Mauler’s second autobiography, inscribed: “To my good friends Ruth & Larry Cameron. Lots of Luck Pals, Jack Dempsey, 2/7/61.” Co-signed by Dempsey’s fourth wife Deanna. “The inside story of a sport, an era and a man who rode them to the top,” Dempsey’s second autobiography includes photographic plates depicting the heavyweight champion’s life in and out of the ring. Inscribed to championship rodeo rider Robert “Larry” Cameron. Near-fine.

Early Biography Of The Yankee Clipper 528. (SPORTS & LEISURE) DIMAGGIO, Joe. Lucky to Be a Yankee. New York, 1946. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $650. First edition of this early biography of DiMaggio, with 32 game-photographs of the Yankees. Interior fine, mild rubbing to extremities of original cloth, moderate edge-wear to dust jacket. Extremely good.

Inscribed Photograph Of “Joltin’ Joe” DiMaggio 529. (SPORTS & LEISURE) DIMAGGIO, Joe. Photograph inscribed. New York, circa 1951. Original glossy photograph (7-1/2 by 9-1/2inches). $300. Original photograph of the “Yankee Clipper,” in Yankee pinstripes, seated in the locker room, autographing a baseball, inscribed: “To Larry Cameron, ‘The King Midas.’ Joe DiMaggio.” Inscribed to championship rodeo rider Robert “Larry” Cameron. Inscription faint but legible. Near-fine.

Story Of The Phenomenal 56-Game Hitting Streak, Signed By DiMaggio 530. (SPORTS & LEISURE) (DIMAGGIO, Joe) SILVERMAN, Al. Joe DiMaggio: The Golden Year 1941. Englewood Cliffs, 1969. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $1100. First edition of this riveting account of DiMaggio’s recordsetting achievement, signed by him. On May 15, 1941, the Yankees got swamped by the White Sox, 13 to 1, “and Joe DiMaggio had only a first-inning single—not the kind of day expected of a man who already held two American League batting titles and the Most Valuable Player award.” The Yankees sulked out of their stadium that day, “unaware that that one base hit was to be the beginning of the most glorious individual episode in baseball history. And the end would not come until Joe DiMaggio, almost singlehandedly, had carried his team to a pennant and a world championship. For 1941 was to be the Yankee Clipper’s Golden Year.” Fine.

One Of 700 Sets Signed By DiMaggio 531. (SPORTS & LEISURE) DIMAGGIO, Joe. The DiMaggio Albums. New York, 1989. Two volumes. Quarto, original full blue morocco gilt, slipcase with Yankees jersey logo and DiMaggio’s number “5” on sides, shipping materials. $2200. Signed limited first edition, one of 700 sets signed by DiMaggio on the limitation page in Volume I. Over 800 pages of newspaper accounts, photos and reproductions of memorabilia from DiMaggio’s incomparable career, with commentary and an introduction by DiMaggio himself. In original packaging. Fine.

532. (SPORTS & LEISURE) HOPPE, Willie. Thirty Years of Billiards. New York and London, 1925. Octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. $550. First edition, second printing, of Hoppe’s autobiography, illustrated with 11 black-andwhite photographic plates and 36 instructional diagrams. “Hoppe gained early sporting immortality in Paris on January 15, 1906, when the 18-year-old defeated the world champion, the venerable ‘Old Lion,’ Maurice Vignaux… ‘Wonderful Willie’ was nearly unbeatable for two generations” (ANB). Without scarce original dust jacket. Fine.

With 72 Photographic Portraits Of Great Golfers In Full Swing 533. (SPORTS & LEISURE) HUTCHINSON, Horace G. The Book of Golf and Golfers. London, 1899. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth. $1200. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this richly illustrated survey of the history of golf, with 72 photographic portraits of the great players of the day. First published earlier the same year (with 71 photographs); this edition designated “New Impression.” Fine.

“I Wish I Had Your Money Now, Joe Louis”: Photograph Inscribed By Both Louis And Maxie Baer 534. (SPORTS & LEISURE) LOUIS, Joe and BAER. Max. Photograph inscribed. Sacramento, 1958. Original glossy 8 by 10 inch photograph. $2000. Original glossy photograph of Joe Louis clowning with Max Baer, inscribed by both fighters to mutual friend Larry Cameron. Louis wears a shirt advertising Cameron’s Pontiac dealership. Championship rodeo rider Robert “Larry” Cameron was a close friend of heavyweight boxer Maxie Baer, who served Cameron’s Sacramento auto dealership as a celebrity “salesman.” This splendid photograph is inscribed by both Baer and Louis: “Larry, I can beat him now that he’s an old man. Your pal who carries your money to the bank, Max Baer, 1958;” “Larry, I wish I had your money now. Joe Louis.” (During the late 1940s, Joe Louis found himself owing over $500,000 in back taxes. He died in debt, a broken man.) Fine.

“He Was Smashed Down To His Knees, But Refused To Take The Count…” 535. (SPORTS & LEISURE) LONDON, Jack. The Game. New York, 1905. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, dust jacket, custom chemise and full morocco slipcase. $8000. First edition, first issue, of Jack London’s classic boxing novel, in scarce completely unrestored original dust jacket.

A fervent boxing aficionado, London boxed for sport and fun and attended dozens of professional boxing matches, often as a reporter in order to take advantage of the superior seating. His love of boxing culminated in this “well-made and tightly constructed” story about the sport (O’Connor, 229). Initially serialized in Metropolitan Magazine between April and May of 1905, The Game sparked controversy when critics attacked the plausibility of London’s tale, specifically referring to a scene in which a boxer dies when he hits his head on the canvas. London responded by stating he had witnessed the death of a fighter at the West Oakland Athletic Club. The controversy ended when boxing champion Jimmy Britt reviewed the novel for the San Francisco Examiner, stating, “[With] nothing more to guarantee me that he know The Game more than his description of his fictional prize-fight, I would, if he were part of our world, propose or accept his as referee of my impending battle with Nelson.” While London didn’t referee the fight, he did report on it. With color frontispiece and five color plates, as well as numerous full-page and in-text illustrations. First issue, without Metropolitan Magazine stamp on copyright page. A handsome, near-fine copy, completely unrestored. Rare.

Illustrated History Of British Boxing 536. (SPORTS & LEISURE) MILES, Henry Downes. Pugilistica. London, 1880. Three volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. $1250. First edition in book form of this survey of British boxing, richly illustrated with 100 wood-engraved portraits of the greatest British pugilists, quite handsome in original giltstamped cloth. Issued in parts beginning in 1866; the complete work was issued with a new preface in this three-volume set. Several inner hinges expertly repaired. Near-fine.

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537. (SPORTS & LEISURE) MANTLE, Mickey and GLUCK, Herb. The Mick. Garden City, 1985. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $1400. Early edition of #7’s autobiography, inscribed: “To Jim, Best Wishes, Mickey Mantle.” Illustrated with numerous photographs. Without “First Edition” on copyright page. Small stain to bottom textedge, tape reinforcement to verso of original dust jacket. About-fine.

Though intended in part as a practical guide for fishermen, the lasting influence of The Compleat Angler stems from its qualities as a work of literature: it is arguably the best long prose-pastoral in English. This edition is based on the Richard La Gallienne edition of 1897, which, in turn, relies on the text of the fifth edition of 1676, the last to be revised by Walton himself. It is the first to be illustrated by Arthur Rackham, whose “fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years” (Hodnett, 233). Without scarce original slipcase. Exceptional. 541

“I Want You To Keep This Idea Of LeftHandedness Constantly In Mind; To Make It… A Piece Of Golfing Religion” 538. (SPORTS & LEISURE) MITCHELL, Abe. Length on the Links: A Book for Players in All Stages Revealing the Secrets of the Long Ball. London, 1935. Small octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $500. First edition of this advice from “the game’s greatest doctor and stylist,” with numerous halftones and diagrams. Book near-fine, with only a few spots of foxing, heavy edgewear and rubbing to original dust jacket.

“All The Great Happenings Of The Game Since It Was First Played” 539. (SPORTS & LEISURE) SPINK, Alfred H. The National Game. St. Louis, 1910 [i.e. 1911]. Octavo, original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth. $2200. Second and best edition, revised and enlarged, of one of the earliest comprehensive histories of professional baseball, written by a man “familiar with all its curves and tangents.” Commissioned when the first edition of 1910 sold out almost immediately, this enlarged history of America’s pastime contains dozens of photos (many full-page), biographical profiles, statistics and box scores from the earliest days of professional baseball through the 1909 season. Second edition, with notice on page LXII. Near-fine.

Arthur Rackham’s Compleat Angler, Signed Limited Edition—A Stunning Copy 540. (SPORTS & LEISURE) (RACKHAM, Arthur) WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler. London, 1931. Quarto, original full vellum gilt, custom clamshell box. $3000. Deluxe signed limited edition, one of 775 copies signed by Rackham, with 12 full-page color plates and 25 in-text line cuts. An exceptional copy in very fine condition.

Spalding’s History Of Baseball, Inscribed By Him 541. (SPORTS & LEISURE) SPALDING, Albert G. America’s National Game. New York, 1911. Thick octavo, original gilt-stamped pictorial blue cloth, custom clamshell box. $6000. First edition of this essential baseball history, with over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field, this copy warmly inscribed: “To my esteemed friend and political adviser Mr. F.W. Jackson, with my compliments and Christmas greetings, A.G. Spalding, Point Loma, Calif., Dec. 25, 1911.” A “history of the game by one of the pioneer giants” (Grobani 6:9). Spalding transformed baseball “from its dual origins as either a gentlemen’s club or a rowdy working-class pastime into a popular, commercial and professional sport” (ANB). Without rare original dust jacket. Inner hinges expertly reinforced. Near-fine.

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First Edition Of The First American Herbal 544. STEARNS, Samuel. American Herbal, or Materia Medica. Walpole, New Hampshire, 1801. Octavo, contemporary full brown sheep, custom clamshell box. $4800.

Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, “It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my art or craft or profession in all these years… I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this” (Salinas Public Library, 45). Without scarce original acetate or slipcase. Very nearly fine.

First edition of the first American herbal, in contemporary full sheep.

“Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?” 543. STANLEY, Henry M. The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Boston and New York, 1909. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brick cloth. $800. First American edition of the celebrated adventurer’s autobiography, illustrated with 16 photogravures, two facsimile letters, and a colored folding map tracing Stanley’s three African expeditions.

“The first herbal both produced and printed in the United States, as opposed to those which were reprints of European works. Stearns’ home remedies sometimes strayed beyond the boundaries of herbal medicine; for instance, he devoted an entry to bears, in which he described the uses of their flesh, oil and grease, and warned his readers that they often do much damage by killing sheep, destroying corn, and sometimes the human species. The work also includes information on American Indian remedies” (Norman). Page 11 torn at foreedge, with loss of a few words. Small dampstain to upper margin, light scattered foxing. Very good.

Rare First Edition Of The “First Booklet In English About Television” 545. (TELEVISION) BOHRINGER, Arthur John. The A.B.C. of Wireless Television. London, 1924. 12mo, original printed paper wrappers, custom chemise and clamshell box.  $15,000. Elusive and rare first edition of Bohringer’s primer on “transmitting photographs by telegraphy,” regarded by some as “the first booklet in English about television,” illustrated with eight diagrams. Bohringer provides a concise introduction to the then-nascent technology of television, from Leyden jars to Crooke tubes, closing with prophetic speculations on the medium’s potential-for example, “May we not even be able to see and speak to people in some far-away land, some friend of relative perhaps, whom we have not seen for years?” Bohringer’s slim work “is sometimes cited as [the] first booklet in English about television, though it focuses primarily on what would be today called facsimile systems. It appeared prior to most of [John Logie] Baird’s work with mechanical television” (Communication Booknotes Quarterly 38:3, Summer 2007 38:261). Near-fine. Exceptionally scarce in any condition.

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Signed limited first edition of Steinbeck’s epic, moving story of a modern Cain and Abel, one of 1500 copies signed by the author.

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542. STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York, 1952. Octavo, original green cloth. $4500.

When the celebrated explorer died in 1904 before completing his autobiography, his wife Dorothy finished it, drawing from journals, notebooks and personal letters. Issued simultaneously in English trade and limited editions. Fine.

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theodoret us Theodoret’s Works In Beautiful 17th-Century Vellum, Fully Hand-Painted 546. THEODORETUS, Bishop of Cyrus. Opera Omnia. Paris, 1642-84. Five volumes. Folio, contemporary full vellum, all boards fully hand-painted, custom slipcases. $12,500. Seventeenth century edition of the works of Theodoret, beautifully bound, with all ten vellum covers fully painted in the 19th century with scenes from the life of Christ. A prolific writer in ascetic theology and ecclesiastical history, Theodoret’s reputation endures especially for his role in the Nestorian controversy and for his Scriptural commentaries, which stand “among the best performances of the fathers of the church” (Britannica). J. Sirmond edited the first four volumes of Theodoret’s works, publishing them in 1642; the fifth volume was published in 1684, completed by Sirmond’s fellow Jesuit, J. Garnier. The fifth volume contains an auctarium, comprising fragments of commentaries and sermons and some additional letters, together with Garnier’s five learned dissertations on Theodoret and his work. The exceptional 19th-century paintings on each board are bright and vivid. Owner signatures and 17th century library stamp. Occasional spotting and browning, with some rubbing to paintings of volumes two and four. A few joints with expert repairs. A beautiful set in excellent condition.

547. TAN, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. New York, 1989. Octavo, original blue and gray paper boards, dust jacket.  $600.

“A jewel of a book” (New York Times Book Review). Fine.

Signed By Dylan Thomas And His Daughter 548. THOMAS, Dylan. In Country Sleep. New York, 1952. Slim octavo, original blue-green boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $5500. First trade edition, signed by Dylan Thomas the year before his death and at a later date by his daughter, Aeronwy Thomas, the leading ambassador of his work. In Country Sleep, Dylan Thomas’ last collection of new poetry includes “Poem on His Birthday,” “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,” “Lament” and the title poem. With photograph of Thomas mounted to title page. The first trade edition was published the same year as the signed limited first edition. Signed by Dylan Thomas as well as his daughter, Aeronwy, best known as the leading ambassador of her father’s work. Named after the River Aeron, her father’s favorite river, Thomas has made it her life’s work to bring her father’s work before the world. Book fine, dust jacket very good with a bit of wear to extremities, mild toning to spine, and two tape repairs to verso. Attractive, with a desirable pair of signatures.

“The Outstanding State Paper In Texas History” 549. TEXAS. Unanimous Declaration of Independence Made by the People of Texas. IN: The Globe. Washington, April 4, 1836. Folio tabloid sheet, measuring 18 by 24 inches, folded once. $3500. Rare original issue of the Washington Globe, containing the text of the Texas Declaration of Independence, which resolved and declared “that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended.” Texas’ 1836 Declaration was produced, literally, overnight. Its urgency was paramount, because while it was being drafted, Santa Anna was besieging the Alamo in San Antonio. “On the first day, Convention President Richard Ellis appointed George

“Weird Flotsam On The Rising Tide, Giant Boppers, Wild Ones, Motorcycle Outlaws” 550. THOMPSON, Hunter S. Hell’s Angels. New York, 1967. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $1600. 548

First edition of Thompson’s first book, his narrative on the infamous biker gangs of California. Fine.

First Edition Of Thoreau’s First Book, Finely Bound 551. T HOREAU, Henry David. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston and Cambridge, 1849. Octavo, 20th century full brown morocco gilt. $4500. First edition, first issue, of Thoreau’s first book, one of only 1000 copies printed, handsomely bound by Bennett. “The first of the many American books shaped along a river trip, the first in which the river becomes a stream, not just of water or even of time, but of consciousness itself” (Richardson, 155). Despite some good reviews, the first edition, consisting of one thousand copies, did not sell. Thoreau wrote, “For a year or two past, my publisher, falsely so called, has been writing from time to time to ask what disposition should be made of the copies… I had them all sent to me here, and they have arrived today by express, filling the man’s wagon—706 copies [256 bound copies and 450 still in sheets] out of an edition of 1000 which I bought of Munroe four years ago and have ever since been paying for, and have not quite paid for yet. The wares are sent to me at last, and I have an opportunity to examine my purchase… Of the remaining two hundred and ninety and odd, seventy-five were given away, the rest sold. I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself” (Harding, 254). In 1862, 595 copies of the first edition were bought from Thoreau by Ticknor and Fields and rebound with a new title page bearing their imprint. Light dampstain to fore-edge. Handsome binding fine.


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First edition of Amy Tan’s first book, inscribed: “To Scott, Joy and luck! Amy Tan, 24 Aug 91.”

C. Childress, James Gaines, Edward Conrad, Collin McKinney, and Bailey Hardeman a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence… It was briefly reviewed, then adopted by the delegates of the convention the following day” (Texas State Library & Archives). After the signing, five copies were made and dispatched to the Texas towns of Bexar, Goliad, Nacogdoches, Brazoria, and San Felipe. Then, one thousand copies were ordered printed in handbill form. This newspaper printing of the Texas Declaration in the Washington D.C. Globe was undoubtedly set in type from one of those scarce handbills. An extraordinary item of primary source material.

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“All Modern Literature Comes From One Book By Mark Twain” 552. TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885. Octavo, original gilt- and blackstamped green pictorial cloth, custom chemise and half blue morocco clamshell box. $20,000. First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47). A fine copy. Written over an eight-year period, Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn endured critical attacks from the moment of publication, standing accused of “blood-curdling humor,” immorality, coarseness and profanity. The book nevertheless emerged as one of the defining novels of American literature, prompting Hemingway to declare: “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” This copy has all of the commonly identified first issue points (the printer assembled copies haphazardly; bibliographers do not yet agree as to the priority of many points). First issue points: page [9] with “Decided” remaining uncorrected (to “Decides”); page [13], illustration captioned “Him and another Man” listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads “with the was.” Debate continues over the priority of other points of issue and state. This copy contains the following points of bibliographical interest: frontispiece portrait with cloth table cover under the bust, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with “l” missing from “Col.” at top of illustration and with broken “b” in “body” on line seven; page 155 without the final “5”; page 161, no signature mark “11”; pages 283-84 is a cancel (illustration with straight pant-fly) as described by Johnson (page 48) and MacDonnell (pages 32-33). A fine copy, most scarce and desirable in this condition.

553. TWAIN, Mark. Life on the Mississippi. Boston, 1883. Octavo, original gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth. $4500. First American edition, first state, with hundreds of illustrations, many by Edmund Henry Garrett. During an 1872 visit to the Midwest, the author “was struck by the great diminution of steamboat traffic on the Ohio River and became anxious to document the steamboat era before it vanished altogether… [The resulting volume is] widely regarded as both one of Mark Twain’s major works and a classic on the Mississippi itself… According to Howells, Mark Twain regarded Life on the Mississippi as his greatest book” (Rasmussen, 283, 291-2). First state, with tailpiece illustration of Twain’s head in flames on page 441 and caption on page 443 reading “The St. Louis Hotel.” Scattered light foxing, occasional marginal closed tears. Expert restoration to paper hinges and cloth. A lovely copy.

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556. TOLSTOY, Leo. Anna Karenina. New York, 1886. Octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. $3000.

554. TWAIN, Mark. The Prince and the Pauper. Boston, 1882. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in black and gilt. $3000. First American edition, first issue, second state, of “the best book for young folks that was ever written,” (Harriet Beecher Stowe). Thought by his family and many of his friends to be his best work, The Prince and the Pauper represented a risky departure for Twain: his attempt to write a serious and thoughtful adventure story for children. First issue, second state, with Franklin Press imprint on copyright page and “estate” changed to “state” on page 124, line 1. Binding state B, with top center rosette on spine 1/16 inch below fillet. Near-fine.

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First edition in English of Tolstoy’s masterpiece. First issued serially in 1873; first published in book form in Moscow, 1878; this translation issued simultaneously in an English issue. Variant binding in blue cloth and with a smaller imperial eagle gilt stamped on the front board. Two advertisement leaves at rear. Near-fine.

“A Great Slob Of A Man In Violent Revolt Against The Entire 20th Century” 557. TOOLE, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge and London, 1980. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $4500. First edition of Toole’s posthumously published, Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical novel—“nothing less than a grand comic fugue”—one of only 2500 copies printed.

Signed By Twain 555. TWAIN, Mark. Tom Sawyer Abroad; Tom Sawyer, Detective and Other Stories. New York and London, circa 1907. Octavo, original red cloth.$6500. Collected illustrated edition of these sequels to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, signed by Mark Twain. 557

“A masterwork of comedy… A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities” (New York Times). First state of the dust jacket, without Chicago Sun-Times blurb on the rear panel. Very nearly fine.


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First published in 1894, Tom Sawyer Abroad “tells in Huck Finn’s vernacular how Tom Sawyer, Huck, and the ex-slave Jim take over a power-driven balloon and navigate it across the Atlantic” (LeMaster & Wilson, 739). “Tom Sawyer, Detective,” which first appeared in Harper’s Magazine in 1896, is a sequel to Huckleberry Finn that begins where Huck ends, continuing the action along the Mississippi River. This edition a later printing of a collection first issued in 1896. Near-fine, most desirable signed by Twain.

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several small tears expertly repaired, expert repair to rear inner hinge. Original pictorial cloth with only very minor rubbing to extremities, small abrasion to rear board, gilt bright. Near-fine and exceptionally rare.

“We Are At The End Of All Our Troubles, And At The Beginning Of Happiness” 560. VOLTAIRE, [i.e. François Marie Arouet]. Candid: or, All for the Best. London: J. Nourse, 1759. BOUND WITH: ANONYMOUS. Candid: or, All for the Best, Part II. London, 1761. 12mo, period style full speckled calf gilt. $2200. Early edition in English, published the same year as the exceptionally rare first Geneva edition in French, bound with a sequel not by Voltaire.

Signed By John Updike 558. UPDIKE, John. Rabbit, Run. New York, 1960. Octavo, original half green cloth, dust jacket. $3200. First edition of Updike’s second novel, the first book in his Rabbit tetralogy, inscribed: “For Dick Gillman, Best wishes and good cheer. John Updike.” “Updike’s choice of Rabbit Angstrom, in Rabbit, Run, was inspired, one of those happy, instinctive accidents that so often shape a literary career” (Books of the Century, 450). Updike’s inscription possibly addressed to poet and critic Richard Gillman. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

“If There Be Green In Paradise, It Cannot But Be Of This Shade” 559. VERNE, Jules. The Green Ray. London, 1883. 12mo, original multi-colored gilt-stamped pictorial light brown cloth, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $7500.

No fewer than 18 distinct 1759 printings of Voltaire’s popular— and often pirated—parable have been identified. This copy is bound with a sequel that continues the adventures of Candide and Pangloss; although attributed to Voltaire on the title page, it is likely the work of either Charles Claude Florent Thorel de Campigneulles or Henri-Joseph Dulaurens. The sequel was first published in French in 1760 and in English in 1761. There were three 1759 first printings in English of Candide, with no priority established (two being printed in London, and one, probably later, in Edinburgh). This is a second edition, revised and corrected from the first edition in English of the same year, and frequently bound together with Part II. Candid complete with half title. Fine.

First Edition Of Wells’ Men Like Gods 561. WELLS, H.G. Men Like Gods. London, 1923. Octavo, original gilt- and blind-stamped green cloth, dust jacket. $800. First edition, second state of this H. G. Wells classic, in beautiful, scarce dust jacket.

Rare first edition in English, five-shilling issue, illustrated with 43 engraved plates. First published in France in 1882, Verne’s romance, set against the Scottish highlands, increased public knowledge of the atmospheric phenomenon of the “green flash”: “A rash of green-flash sightings and speculations followed in the wake of Verne’s book” (Sky & Telescope). The folk legend on which Verne’s plot turns, however, appears to be entirely the author’s invention. This First English edition appeared in two duodecimo [crown octavo] issues, one with gilt edges for six shillings and this issue, with plain edges, for five. Modern collectors find any first edition of this title remarkably elusive. With 32-page publisher’s catalogue at rear dated September 1883. Interior quite clean,

Wells’ utopian novel contains his vision of a technological paradise governed by socialist principles. Second state binding, with blind-stamped “Cassell” at foot of spine. Dust jacket crisp, with archival tape reinforcement to verso. Fine.

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562. WELLS, H.G. Mr. Britling Sees It Through. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, 1916. Octavo, original green cloth. $1500.

First edition, inscribed to a prominent literary critic: “To William Archer, H.G. Wells.” Though it reflects many of the era’s prejudices, this work is widely regarded as “a brilliant picture of English people in

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In the tradition of Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, Wallace’s first novel “attempts to give us a portrait, through a combination of Joycean word games, literary parody and zany picaresque adventure, of a contemporary America run amok” (New York Times). Fine.

563. WELLS, H.G. The Invisible Man. London, 1897. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth. $4500. First edition of Wells’ popular and significant cautionary fable of overreaching scientific Wells’ third “scientific romance” remains not only an inescapable influence on modern science fiction but also a “classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction” (Clute & Nicholls, 1313). With publisher’s ad leaf at rear. About-fine.

“The Outward Visible Manifestations Of The Old World Disorder In Our Hearts” 564. WELLS, H.G. In the Days of the Comet. London, 1906. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. $600. First edition, second issue (as always), first state. A utopian socialist, Wells often wrote, as in this work, of how “wondrous change[s] in human personality” might come to pass (Clute & Nicholls, 1314). Second issue, as usual (only one copy of the first issue is known, the British Library copy), first state, with integral title page. Without scarce original dust jacket. Fine.

“Wallace’s Achievement Was To Make Thinking About The Facts Of Postmodern Life… One Of The Keenest Pleasures Of Being Alive” 565. WALLACE, David Foster. Infinite Jest. Boston, 1996. Thick octavo, original blue paper boards, dust jacket. $650. First edition of Wallace’s mammoth postmodern satire— “jubilantly anecdotal, winkingly sardonic” (New York Times)—in scarce first issue dust jacket. First issue, with uncorrected “Vollman” on dust jacket rear panel. Fine.

First Edition Of The Broom Of The System, Signed By Wallace 566. WALLACE, David Foster. The Broom of the System. New York, 1987. Octavo, original half black cloth stamped in green, dust jacket. $2800. First edition of Wallace’s acclaimed debut novel, signed and dated (“2/96”) by him.

567. WALLACE, David Foster. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. Boston, 1997. Octavo, original yellow and blue paper boards, dust jacket. $985.


First edition of collected prose by Wallace, whose tragic death at age 46 left “a body of work as fine as any produced in America in the last two decades,” boldly signed by him. Fine.

Slaughterhouse-Five, Wonderfully Inscribed By Vonnegut 568. VONNEGUT, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York, 1969. Octavo, original full blue cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $7000. First edition of Vonnegut’s “most powerful novel,” warmly and boldly inscribed by him with his characteristic asterisks: “Peace and plenty to my pal Herb Yellin—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., April, 1976.” “During the decade of the 1960s Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. emerged as one of the most influential and provocative writers of fiction in America” (Vinson, 1414-15), and Slaughterhouse-Five—a searing, unforgettable novel inspired by the author’s own horrified witnessing of the bombing of Dresden—endures as “a masterpiece… a key work” (Anatomy of Wonder II:1204). Book fine, dust jacket with very light toning to spine and folds, less than often found. A most desirable inscribed copy. 568

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World War I” (Britannica). Inscribed to William Archer, a critic and journalist also known for his exceptional translations of Ibsen’s work. Near-fine.

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“From My Heart To Your Heart”: First Edition Of Walt Whitman’s Complete Poems And Prose, One Of Only 600 Copies Signed By Whitman 569. WHITMAN, Walt. Complete Poems and Prose. Camden, 1888. Quarto, original three-quarter green cloth, brown mottled paper boards, paper label, custom green cloth chemise and slipcase. $9200. First edition of the first collected edition of Whitman’s works, one of only 600 copies signed by Whitman on the Leaves of Grass title page. Published only four years before the poet’s death, Whitman referred to this edition as his “big book… essentially the book, irrespective of expensive binding: it has portraits, notes, title page-all the guarantees of my personality: it is as clearly the book as anything could make it.” Whitman also called it his “pet edition” going “straight from my hands into the hands of the reader: from my heart to your heart…” Issued for Whitman by the publisher, with four portraits of the author, including a photographic title page. Contains Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days and Collect, and November Boughs. Binding A, priority assumed. Without limitation statements on verso of “note at the beginning” or on title page, consistent with other copies of Binding A. Expertly recased. Minor dampstaining to several leaves, light wear to original binding. Whitman’s signature bold and fine. Extremely good.

“Leave My Book, I Beg You, To The Immortality That It Deserves” 570. WILDE, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. London, New York and Melbourne, 1891. Octavo, original half vellum, gilt-lettered beveled gray papercovered boards, custom clamshell box. $9600. First edition of Wilde’s only novel, considered by many his greatest work. Wilde insists in his Preface, “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That’s all.” When critics attacked this work for its immorality, Wilde responded, “Leave my book, I beg you, to the immortality that it deserves” (Mason 328). Dorian Gray first appeared in Lippincott’s simultaneously in Philadelphia and London, on June 20, 1890. This publication was immediately followed by publication of an unauthorized, pirated version of the tale, printed June 22, 1890 in New York by M. J. Ivers & Co. Wilde then substantially revised the work and added six new chapters; this scarce first authorized trade edition saw publication in April, 1891. Interior fine. Expert restoration to spine tail, joints and corners, not affecting gilt title. Excellent.

571. WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. London, 1899. Quarto, original gilt-decorated violet cloth, custom clamshell box. $4800.

The Importance of Being Earnest was Wilde’s last drama, and his last work of fiction. After his release from prison, Wilde set to work editing the work for publication in order to earn a small amount to support himself, but “the appearance of the play in book form passed practically unnoticed by the reviewers. ‘I am sorry my play is boycotted by the press… However I hope some of the faithful, and all the elect, will buy copies. If you hear anything nice said about the play, write it to me: if not, invent it’” (Hyde, 399). This first trade edition, published with no mention of the name of the author, preceeded the signed limited large-paper edition, issued later in 1899, which named Wilde as the author. Interior fine. Light rubbing to spine extremities; toning to spine and light soiling to boards (far less than usual). Extremely good.

Oscar Wilde’s Works, Handsomely Bound, Featuring Decoration And Typography By Frederic Goudy 572. WILDE, Oscar. Works. New York, 1914-16. Four volumes. 12mo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down. $1600. Lovely “Cosmopolitan Library” edition of Wilde’s works, four of five volumes, set in Goudy type and handsomely bound. “Oscar Wilde: we have only to hear the great name to anticipate that what will be quoted as his will surprise and delight us” (Ellmann, xv.) These four volumes (of five published) includes The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, Lady Windermere’s Fan, De Profundis and other major works. Each volume with decorative title-page printed in blue and black, with “decorations and types specially designed by Frederic W. Goudy.” Without the volume of novels. A lovely set.

First Appearance Of The Kingdom Of Earth, One Of Only 100 Copies Signed By Tennessee Williams And Intended For His Private Distribution 573. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy. A Book of Stories. Hartford, New York, 1954. Tall octavo, original half brown cloth, slipcase. $3200. Signed limited edition, published the same year at the first edition and including the story “The Kingdom of Earth,” not

At the time the first edition of Hard Candy was published, Williams wanted to include “The Kingdom of Earth,” a story about “relations among a dying transvestite, his sluttish bride and his brother” (Hart, 831). However, his publisher, fearing a backlash, encouraged him to accept a compromise. Williams agreed to publish the first edition without the story, but he demanded a special signed limited edition including it be published that same year. Thus, this signed limited edition uses the sheets from the first edition of Hard Candy, but bears a cancel title page with a signed limitation statement on the verso and contains “The Kingdom of Earth” at the end. While the limitation page claims 100 copies of this work were published, that number is believed to refer to the number of copies intended for Williams’ own private distribution, of which this copy is number 17. Approximately 35 additional copies, some signed, were published for the publisher’s use, but those are all believed to bear various non-numeric notations on the limitation page. Most of the original 100 copies were later destroyed, making this the rarest of Williams’ works. Original slipcase expertly repaired. Slight spotting to pages 227-229, inner paper hinges expertly repaired, light wear to extremities of binding, toning to spine. Very good.

“The Truth’s The One Thing I Have Never Resisted” 574. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Suddenly Last Summer. New York, 1958. Octavo, original maroon cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition of Williams’ electrifying drama, with frontispiece featuring a scene from its 1958 Broadway premiere, basis for the 1959 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Fine.

First Edition In Russian Of Grossman’s Stalingrad, 1943 575. (WORLD WAR II) GROSSMAN, Vasilii Semenovich. Сталинград [Stalingrad]. Moscow, 1943. Square 12mo, original pale green stiff paper covers. $2500. Scarce first edition of Grosman’s first-hand account of one of the bloodiest and most momentous battles in Russian history: the defense of Stalingrad against Nazi attacks and the Soviet counteroffensive. Grossman was with the army at Stalingrad, and in 1943 published this collection of sketches describing the dramatic, deadly action. Text in Russian. Rubber stamp to title page: “Printed in Soviet Union.” Title in manuscript on spine. Text embrowned as usual, chipping to bottom extremities and toning to fragile original covers. Extremely good.


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Scarce first trade edition of Wilde’s last and greatest play, one of only 1000 copies.

included in the trade edition, one of only 100 numbered copies (out of a total edition of approximately 135), signed by Williams.

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“I Hope Some Of The Faithful, And All The Elect, Will Buy Copies”

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tennessee w illi a ms First Edition Of A Streetcar Named Desire, Inscribed By Williams 576. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. New York, 1947. Octavo, original pink paper boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $15,000. First edition of William’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, boldly inscribed by him: “To Melvyn, Tennessee Williams,” an exceptionally scarce copy with Williams’ name lettered in gold on the book and dust jacket—a style quickly rejected by the publisher because “gold on the spine would be more expensive” (Crandell). Critically praised as “superb,” “fascinating” and “a terrific adventure,” A Streetcar Named Desire brought Williams his second New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award—and a Pulitzer Prize. Williams himself considered this his best play (Devlin, 50). Elia Kazan directed the original production that opened in New Haven on October 30, 1947 before moving to Broadway on December 3 with a cast starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy. Among Streetcar’s major achievements was a depiction of the working class that set it apart from standard social commentary or documentary drama. “No one dared approach this new thing without caution. They had just witnessed something unprecedented on the stage, a high-pitched, jagged, alarming—and comical!—drama structure” (Sam Staggs). First issue, printed December 1947. With gold spine lettering of Wililiams’ name on the book and dust jacket—rarely found. “The publisher first considered goldstamping on the spine but rejected it in favor of [white] ink… [because] gold on the spine would be more expensive” (Crandell A5.I.a). Text fine, some edge-wear with small loss to spine ends of fragile boards, spine faded as often; light edge-wear to bright near-fine dust jacket, very short split to front panel. Extremely good.

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577. WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. New York and London, 1929. Tall octavo, original red cloth, custom clamshell box. $15,000. Signed limited first edition, one of 492 copies signed by Woolf. Woolf’s foundational essay on women and writing remains a classic feminist text: her “aim was to establish a woman’s tradition, recognizable by its circumstances, subject-matter, and its distinct problems… A Room of One’s Own charted this vast territory with an air of innocent discovery which itself sharpens the case against induced ineffectiveness and ignorance that for so long clouded the counter-history of women” (Gordon, 182). “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,” said Woolf, “and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved.” Printed in the United States by Robert Josephy and published on October 21, 1929, this edition preceded the English edition (both trade and signed) by three days. Without extremely scarce glassine. Near-fine.


WOOLF, Virginia. Beau Brummell. New York, 1930. Tall thin folio, original half red cloth.


Signed limited first edition of this amusing account of the 19th-century dandy, one of only 550 copies (500 of which were offered for sale), signed by Woolf. Without scarce original slipcase. Interior and signature fine, small spot to copyright page, moderate spotting and toning to original boards. Etremely good.

579. WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando. New York, 1928. Octavo, original gilt-stamped black cloth, custom clamshell box. $4500. Signed limited first edition, one of 861 copies signed by Woolf. With eight plates showing Orlando in various incarnations. Only 800 copies of this edition were originally offered for sale. Without extremely scarce dust jacket. About-fine.



One Of 750 Copies Signed By Bradley

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581. (WORLD WAR II) BRADLEY, Omar N. A Soldier’s Story. New York, 1951. Thick octavo, original beige cloth, acetate dust jacket, slipcase. $2000. Signed limited first edition, one of 750 copies numbered and signed by “the GI’s general” on the limitation page.

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A Soldier’s Story recounts the battles of World War II from the perspective of the general who led more combat troops than any other field commander in history. With 55 maps and 17 black-and-white illustrations, including photographs. Fine.

“Compact As A Bomb” Original World War II Album, With 40 Prints Of Japanese Military Actions Across Asia And The Pacific 580. (WORLD WAR II) YOMIURI NEWSPAPER. Greater East Asian War News Photography Record. Tokyo, 1942. Quarto, 40 vintage gelatin silver prints, 5-1/2 by 8 inches, mounted on cards, contents loose as issued, blue cloth portfolio, custom clamshell box. $4500. Vintage gelatin silver prints of World War II Japan, a scarce collection of 40 photographs printed by the Yomiuri Newspaper, including images of the Japanese attacks at Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Guadalcanal, Java, Sumatra, the Coral Sea and more. The black-and-white photographs in this collection document some of the most significant moments of the offensives in Asia during 1941 and 1942 from the Japanese perspective. Among the images: preparations for and the execution of the attack on Pearl Harbor (including views from Japanese aircraft); the historic sinking of Prince of Wales at Kuantan, Pahang, Malay Peninsula; the destruction that greeted the Japanese following their victory at the Battle of Wake Island; the invasion of Singapore and the subsequent humiliating march and surrender of General Arthur Percival; conflict in Manila, Bataan and Corregidor; General Wainwright’s surrender; Dutch prisoners in a Japanese prison camp on Java; the sinking of HMS Hermes; aerial and ground shots of the attack on Burma; and the Battle of the Coral Sea, with a caption incorrectly stating that the Japanese sank the USS Saratoga. Each photograph accompanied by detailed description. Text in Japanese. Prints clean and vivid. Fine.

582. ( WORLD WAR II) SZYK, Arthur. The New Order. New York, 1941. Small quarto, original mustard cloth, dust jacket. $700. First edition of Szyk’s chilling satire of the Axis powers, with 39 full-page political cartoons (nine in color, including the title page vignette). “Szyk’s designs are as compact as a bomb, extraordinarily lucid in statement, firm and incisive of line, and deadly in their characterizations… He concentrates his powers on people—on Hitler and his gang, fixing the guilt where it belongs and creating an immortal record of inhuman conduct and organized savagery” (Thomas Craven). Near-fine.

Comprehensive Signed Limited Edition Of Yeats’ Poems 583. YEATS, William Butler. The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W.B. Yeats. New York, 1957. Large thick octavo, original red and tan cloth, slipcase. $3800. Signed limited first edition, one of 825 copies signed by Yeats. As was occasionally the case with popular authors, Yeats signed his name to number of specially printed sheets to be tipped into publications after his death. Without original acetate dust jacket. Light toning and minor wear to slipcase. Book fine.



Later Hondius impression (the first with commentary in Dutch) of the updated state of Mercator’s famous first map of the North Pole, first published in his Atlantis Pars Altera (1595). A beautiful piece with exceptional contemporary hand-coloring. Dutch cartographer Gerard Mercator was “the greatest name in geographical science after Ptolemy” (Tooley, 31). Following his death in 1594, his son published the final part of Mercator’s famous atlas, the Atlantis Pars Altera, which included this, the first map dedicated to the North Pole. It is a map of the Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Pole to latitude 60° North, representing an ancient concept of the pole as a tall black mountain of lodestone surrounded by four large islands, divided by four inward-flowing rivers into which the oceans of the world empty, forming a giant whirlpool that sucks water back down into the bowels of the earth. Cartouches at three of the four corners of the map contain miniature maps of the Faeroe Islands, Shetland Islands and the mythical Frisland Island. The 60° perspective allowed Mercator to incorporate information from recent attempts by Frobisher and Davis at finding the Northwest and Northeast Passages. At the top, “Califormia” (sic) is represented as a Spanish territory. In 1604 the plates of the Atlantis Pars Altera, including Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio, were sold to Jodocus Hondius who altered it to reflect new discoveries by Barentsz and issued it in his Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas (1606), as well as in numerous subsequent editions up until 1636, when it was replaced with a new map by Henricus Hondius. This is the second state of Mercator’s map, with Hondius’ changes of indistinctive coastlines on both the bottom right hand island and the island of Nova Zembla, and with Dutch text on the verso. About-fine.

First Edition Of Yeats’ Dramatis Personae

Limited Edition Of Yeats’ Tables Of The Law

585. YEATS, William Butler. Dramatis Personae. Dublin, 1935. Slim octavo, original half cream cloth. $500.

586. YEATS, William Butler. The Tables of the Law; & The Adoration of the Magi. Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1914. Small octavo, original gray cloth. $450.

First edition of this collection of Yeats’ reminiscences, one of only 400 copies printed. “Of the small, select number of first-rate modern poets, Yeats is certainly one. An old man now (70), he writes little new verse but indulges an oldster’s privilege of reminiscence. Last week, in Dramatis Personae, he told of his part in the beginnings of an Irish National Theatre, a part that finally won him the role of Nobel Prizeman” (Time Magazine, 1936). Featured prominently in this work are Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, and, above all, his former friend and longtime enemy George Moore. In addition to the story of the Irish National Theatre, this work also includes Yeats’ notes on the death of Synge, shares several of his beloved epigrams, and even relates the humorous story of his Nobel Prize acceptance. Fine.

Second limited edition, number 398 of only 510 copies printed. These two stories from Yeats’ Red Hanrahan series were written during the height of Yeats’ fascination with the occult. They were considered so controversial and frightening due to their focus on mysticism and apocalypse that the publisher omitted them from The Secret Rose. A limited first edition of only 110 copies was published in 1907. Without rare original dust jacket. Fine.

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584. MERCATOR, Gerard. Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1634. Original hand-colored copperplate engraving, plate mark measures 15-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches, handsomely framed. $5200.

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