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Holiday 2012

Catalogue

nov ember holiday 2012

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Table of Contents
An Opening Selection
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Literature

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Americana

57

History & Philosophy

71

Religion

79

Science & Economics

82

Travel & Exploration

88

Children’s Literature

93

Art, Illustrated & Fine Press Books

100

Index

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A n Opening SelectiOn

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k elmscot t ch aucer
The Incomparable Kelmscott Chaucer: “Without Question The Grandest Book Of The Century,” In Magnificent Inlaid Pictorial Morocco-Gilt Binding
1. (KELMSCOTT PRESS) (MORRIS, William) CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works. Hammersmith, 1896. Large folio (12 by 17 inches), early 20th-century full crimson crushed morocco, elaborate pictorial front cover replicates the title and a Burne-Jones’ illustration from the Clerk’s Tale, full inlaid crushed morocco doublures, custom half morocco clamshell box. $130,000. Renowned Kelmscott Press edition of Caxton’s rendition of Chaucer, one of only 425 copies printed on Batchelor hand-made paper (of a total edition of 438 copies), typeset in faces and borders designed by William Morris and illustrated with 87 intricate wood-engravings after drawings by Edward Burne-Jones. Magnificently bound in a sumptuous inlaid pictorial morocco-gilt exhibition binding by Birdsall. “Chaucer’s characters live age after age. Every age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage; we all pass on, each sustaining one of these characters; nor can a child be born who is not one of these characters of Chaucer” (William Blake). Pre-Raphaelite painter, designer, architect, and printer William Morris appreciated the endurance of Chaucer. Chaucer would be chosen as the last and most ambitious of Morris’ 53 press-books—his “crowning typographic achievement, the majestic Kelmscott Chaucer” (Blumenthal, 35). The Canterbury pilgrims would be re-created for a new age, typeset in specially-designed fonts by Morris (“redeeming the Gothic character”), and depicted by one of the masters of English illustration Sir Edward Burne-Jones—resulting in what today is regarded as “one of the great books of the world” (Ray 258). “Type, decorations, the Burne-Jones illustrations, presswork and binding blend into a Book beyond the reach of adjectives” (Ransom, 50). Continued on the next page.

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Typographically, “the idea that type should complement print is nothing new; the Nuremberg Chronicle of four centuries earlier shared the same basic concept. The type (Morris designed the typeface for the book, using photographic enlargements of type from the 15th century as his model) and the woodcuts both have the same texture, or ‘color’ as typographers would call it. The contrast between thick and thin strokes is very consistent across the page, between the type, the prints, the ornate decorative frame, and the initial caps and words. Morris believed that books should be designed with two-page spreads in mind, not just the single page… In this way a sense of unity is imparted on all the pages of the book” (Harvard University Art Museums). The 87 illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones “form the most harmonious decoration possible to the printed book” (Morris, A Note on His Aims). “They are gratifyingly abundant; indeed this is one of the few editions of Chaucer in which the minor poems and even the prose are as well illustrated as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida. Thanks to Robert Catterson-Smith’s bold redrawing in ink of Burne-Jones’ pencil designs and the fine wood-engravings which William Hooper made from Catterson-Smith’s work, they have something of the strength and stylistic consistency of the best 15th-century illustrations” (Ray). The book also contains one of the finest wood-engraved title pages, 14 ornamental borders, 18 decorative frames around the illustrations, and 36 large initial letters and words—all designed by Morris. “The impression, as one turns the leaves, is of looking at a medieval manuscript with uncolored miniatures” (Harthan, 230). Contemporary praise seemed unending. The New York periodical Book Buyer published a facsimile of the first page of The Canterbury Tales and pronounced that the book “will be without question the grandest book of the century” (Peterson, 228). Critic A.L. Cotton of the Contemporary Review declared that “in 1896, the culminating point was reached in the production of the magnificent folio Chaucer, undoubtedly the noblest book as yet achieved by any English printer” (Sparling, 88). The Academy editorially proclaimed that Morris’ Chaucer “forms a great landmark in the history of printing, and were sufficiently monumental in itself, had he produced no other work, to render the names of the Kelmscott Press and William Morris memorable for all time” (Sparling). Peterson A40. Ray 258. Ransom 40. Fine condition. A resplendently bound copy of this fine press highpoint, a truly extraordinary blend of beautiful design, illustration, printing, text, and binding.

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m a rcel proust
“It Is A Soul Under Guise Of A Book”: Proust’s A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, Very Rare Full First Edition Set In Original Wrappers, A Fine Copy
2. PROUST, Marcel. A la recherche du temps perdu. Paris, 1913-27. Thirteen volumes. Octavo, original paper wrappers, glassine. $37,000. First edition set of Proust’s masterpiece, exceptional copies in original wrappers, with the very rare first issue of the first volume, Du Côté de chez Swann (Swann’s Way). In a February 1908 letter Proust mentioned his intention to “start a rather long work.” Fourteen years and some two million words later, in February of 1922, he wrote, “A la recherche du temps perdu is scarcely beginning.” Proust died nine months later, still in the midst of revisions and additions. Of his masterwork he said, “I have tried to put all my philosophy into it, to make all my ‘music’ resonate.” In a contemporary review Maurice Rostand observed that Proust “comes to us speaking the language he alone speaks and which he has created himself to express his soul… and this masterpiece, at once so lucid and so mysterious, in which he has found the means to express what seems inexpressible, say what seems unsayable—it is a soul under guise of a book” (Hayman, 274, 489, 387). Unable to find a publisher, Proust was forced to publish the first volume at his own expense with the publisher Bernard Grasset. Gallimard’s Nouvelle Revue Francaise, which had rejected the book on the basis of a hasty reading by Andre Gide, swiftly realized the error and agreed to publish the rest of the work. Traditionally translated Remembrance of Things Past, the complete work, which is largely autobiographical, consists of seven interrelated sections. All volumes here are first editions, with the first volume being the very rare first issue, with a date of 1913 on the front wrapper and 1914 on the title page, a printer’s slug between between the last two letters of the publisher’s name on the title page, and the colophon on the verso of page 523. The final eleven volumes are each of a limited edition, although the limitation sizes and numbers vary from volume to volume. Text in French. Interiors fine, with only a bit of evidence of tape repair along front inner paper hinge of Swann’s Way. Fragile original wrappers and glassine in extraordinary condition, with almost no signs of wear. A beautiful copy.

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n uremberg chronicle ,

1493

A Superb And Most Rare Hand-Colored Copy: A Landmark In The History Of Printing, And One Of The Greatest Illustrated Books Ever Published, 1493 First Edition Of The Monumental “Nuremberg Chronicle,” In Splendid Contemporary Tooled Binding, Each Illustration With Vivid Original Hand-Coloring
3. (NUREMBERG CHRONICLE) SCHEDEL, Hartmann. Das Buch der Croniken. Nuremberg, 12 July 1493. Tall folio, contemporary alum-tawed pigskin over beveled wooden boards, elaborately blind-tooled covers, raised bands, remnants of clasps and catches, later endpapers. Price upon request. First German edition of the extraordinary “Nuremberg Chronicle,” the most profusely illustrated book of the 15th century, featuring the first modern map of Europe and Ptolemy’s map of the world. This copy exceptional for its 1809 woodcuts (some designed by the young Albrecht Durer), all colored in contemporary hand in red, blue, green and gold. In beautiful contemporary elaborately tooled binding. Schedel compiled this elaborate history of the world in an effort to correct what he felt was a slight to German history by other chroniclers. He divided his work into the usual six ages of the history of mankind, adding a seventh in which he foretold the coming of the Antichrist, the destruction of the world, and judgment day. The great fame of the volume rests on its illustrations— most copies of this book are in the original black and white, and only rarely are contemporary hand-colored copies such as this one found. “There are 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 different blocks… Nuremberg artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff were responsible for the production of the book… The wood blocks were designed by the two masters and their assistants, including the young Albrecht Dürer, who was apprenticed to Wolgemut at the time. The printing was carried out under

the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose illustrated books were famous throughout Europe” (Legacies of Genius 5). The unusually detailed woodcuts, many full- and doublepage, feature the first modern map of Europe (double-page), Ptolemy’s map of the world, and an extraordinary two-page illustration of the destruction of Jerusalem; biblical subjects include Adam and Eve and the building of the ark by Noah; cities include Nineveh, Rome, Nuremberg (showing the first German paper mill), Warsaw, Budapest, Venice, Basle, Paris; historical personages include the Venerable Bede, Wicliff, Boethius, Cato, Dante, St. Augustine, Charlemagne, and St. Catherine—all vividly colored by a contemporary hand. The illustrations in this work represent a landmark in the history of wood-cutting: “The peculiarity of the cuts in the ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’ is that they generally contain more of what engravers term ‘color’ [shading to render form] than any which had previously appeared” (Chatto & Jackson, A Treatise on Wood-Engraving). This copy with the portrait of Pope Joan (leaf CLXIX, verso) and the accompanying text intact and unadulterated—a contemporary owner has crossed out the text and caption and made marginal notes in Latin, but the text is still perfectly legible, and the portrait, usually severely defaced, is untouched. Text in German. Planned simultaneously with the Latin edition, the German edition was completed about five months later. It was printed in a smaller number than the Latin (according to Wilson, approximately 1500 Latin copies were printed and 1000 in German), and that ratio is reflected in survival rates of the two editions. A 1509 final settlement of accounts shows that the editions were distributed via agents as far afield as London, Paris, Buda, Prague, Milan and Florence, and as close to home as Augsburg. Hain-Copinger 14508. Map of Europe trimmed and restored. Paragraph of text on folio CLXIX verso crossed through, some leaves with repairs and occasional spotting. Original binding slightly darkened in excellent condition overall and quite beautiful. An extraordinary copy, most rare and desirable with vivid contemporary hand-coloring.

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v irgini a
Four Crucial Documents In The History Of Virginia And America, Ordered Printed By The Virginia Assembly In 1784: The First Virginia Printings Of The Ratified Articles Of Confederation And The Treaty Of Paris, And The First Virginia Printings Since 1776 Of The Declaration Of Rights And Virginia Constitution
4. (VIRGINIA). The Articles of Confederation; The Declaration of Rights; The Constitution of this Commonwealth, and The Articles of the Definitive Treaty Between Great-Britain a[n]d the United States of America. Richmond, [Virginia]: Printed by Dixon and Holt, [1784 or 1785]. 12mo, sewn as issued, uncut and unopened, in contemporary decorative wallpaper wrappers, custom red half-morocco slipcase; pp. 25. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $75,000. An exceptional copy of this rare and important official publication of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a collection of four foundational government documents of Virginia and the United States. Commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly. The work contains the first Virginia printings of the ratified Articles of Confederation (America’s first national constitution,

which Virginia was the first state to ratify) and the Treaty of Paris (the peace treaty that ended the American Revolution). It also contains the first Virginia printings since 1776 of two of the most profoundly important documents in American history: the Virginia Declaration of Rights (the first American Bill of Rights and a direct influence on the Declaration of Independence), and the Virginia Constitution (the first permanent state constitution). The Virginia General Assembly commissioned and paid for the printing of this work, and page 2 contains the text of the resolution (approved by the House of Delegates on November 27, 1784, and the Senate on December 8, 1784) ordering that these four specific documents “be printed and bound together” and distributed “through the several counties in like manner and proportion as the laws are directed to be distributed; and that the Executive be moreover required to send one copy to every County Court Clerk, to be by him kept among the records of the same, accessible to all who may think proper to consult them.” The work was printed in late 1784 or early 1785 in an edition of 1800 copies (Swem, 1075). This work contains the first Virginia printing of the ratified Articles of Confederation. (Earlier Virginia printings, in 1777 and 1778, were years before the final ratification.) The Articles of Confederation was America’s first national constitution, providing the governmental framework for the embattled new nation during the Revolution and the tumultuous years that followed. The Articles created a loose confederation between the thirteen states, each retaining its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and a very weak central government with only limited powers. Acting on the instructions from the Fifth Virginia Convention, in June 1776 Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing that the colonies declare independence, form foreign alliances, and create “a plan for confederation” of the colonies. The Articles of Confederation were initially drafted by a committee headed by John Dickinson in 1776. After much debate and almost complete rewriting, they were adopted by the Continental Congress in November 1777 and sent to the states for ratification. Virginia was the first state to ratify the Articles, in December 1777. But the other states, fearful of central authority and of each other, delayed final ratification until 1781. The Articles remained in effect from March 1781 until March 1789, when they were replaced by the U. S. Constitution. This work also contains the first Virginia printing of the Treaty of Paris, the peace treaty between Great Britain and the United States that ended the Revolutionary War, recognized American independence, and established borders for the new nation. The treaty was signed in September 1783 and ratified by Congress in January 1784. Two of the most profoundly important documents in American history are the Virginia Declaration of Rights (adopted June 12, 1776), the first American Bill of Rights; and the Virginia Constitution (adopted June 29, 1776), the first permanent state constitution. These historic documents were critical precursors and direct influences on other major American founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence (parts of which “were copied more or less directly from the Virginia Declaration of Rights,” Lutz, 154), the constitutions of nearly all the states, and the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Though George Mason was the primary author of both documents, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and other founders made significant contributions. The Declaration of Rights was “the first protection of the rights of the individual to be contained in a constitution adopted by the people acting through an elected convention…. The Virginia Declaration was the first document that may truly be called an American bill of rights” (Schwartz, 67, 72). Most of the rights later protected by the federal Bill of Rights were first constitutionally guaranteed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights, including “the First Amendment’s assurance of the free exercise of religion and freedom of the press, the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to bear arms, the Fourth’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures, the assurance of due process of law… and the privilege against self-incrimination found in the Fifth Amendment” (George Mason Lectures, 18). The appearance of these two critical documents here are the first since their 1776 printings in the excessively rare Ordinances of the Fifth Virginia Convention. This printing of the Declaration of Rights is significant because all of the 1776 printings (in the official Proceedings and Ordinances of the Fifth Virginia Convention, in broadsides, in newspapers) have always been extraordinarily rare and are now virtually unobtainable. “Despite the widespread fame of the Virginia declaration, it was almost impossible to come by a copy of the official text in America for nearly forty years… Because the Convention adopted and published the Declaration of Rights separately from the Virginia constitution, even though the delegates intended the declaration as a foreword to the constitution, subsequent compilations often overlooked the former” (Selby, 103-4). Evans 19349, 18818. Text completely uncut and unopened, and in remarkably fresh and fine condition. Wrappers of contemporary wallpaper paper, also in excellent condition with only minor wear along edge, are slightly smaller than text pages (4-1/2 by 6-7/8 inches as opposed to 4-3/4 by 7-1/2 inches). This work very rarely appears on the market; this is one of only four copies that have been at auction in the last 35 years.

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george ba rbier / va sl av ni jinsk y
One Of Only 50 Signed By George Barbier: Limited First Edition In English Of Nijinsky, With 12 Splendid Hand-Colored En Pochoir Illustrations By Barbier
5. (NIJINSKY, Vaslav) BARBIER, George and MIOMANDRE, Francis de. Designs on the Dances of Vaslav Nijinsky. London, 1913. Tall, slim folio (11 by 15-1/2 inches), original printed paper wrappers. $19,000. Limited first edition in English of this lavish visual tribute to the great Nijinsky, with 12 striking full-page line blocks by George Barbier, hand-colored en pochoir. This copy number 46 of only 50 copies signed by Barbier, Francis de Miomandre, and the editor. “We have our despair, our sadness, our violated love and this thing, most dread of all—the passing of the days between our hands, helpless to cherish aught they give. But in the spring, the Russian Ballets and NIJINSKY return. And all is forgotten” (Francis de Miomandre). This glowing tribute is illustrated with 12 full-page, pochoir-colored line blocks of Nijinsky in his various roles by Art Deco legend George Barbier, who began his career as a costume and set designer for the Ballet Russes. Renowned for his achievement in costume and fashion illustration, his art work is epitomized by a characteristically elegant, stylized line. From a total edition of only 400 numbered copies; this copy is also much taller than the unsigned issue, which had about three inches trimmed from the lower margin. Bit of light wear and toning to fragile original wrappers, with two small stains to upper right corner of front wrapper. Plates clean and fine. A magnificent copy in original wrappers, most rare and desirable signed by Barbier.

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w illi a m sh a k espea re
“To Be Or Not To Be…”: Exceedingly Rare Last Quarto Edition Of Hamlet, 1703, The Roderick Terry Copy With His Bookplate
6. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted by Her Majesties Servants. London, 1703. Slim quarto (7 by 9 inches), 19th-century three-quarter brown morocco, custom half morocco clamshell box. $9800. Last quarto edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet—“the height of the Shakespearean canon” (Harold Bloom)—most rare and desirable, handsomely bound by MacDonald. The copy of Roderick Terry, the famous Rhode Island book collector, and bearing his armorial bookplate. This 1703 edition of Hamlet is especially notable because of that particular play’s importance in the 18th century, when Shakespeare’s modern reputation was being built. When Samuel Johnson was nine years old, he was so frightened by reading the Ghost scene that he had to flee his book for the reassurance of human company. Voltaire, generally skeptical about Shakespeare’s times, surprised himself by finding in Hamlet “some sublime passages, worthy of the greatest genius.” Goethe made a discussion of Hamlet central to his influential Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, and Hazlitt set the tone for future criticism by declaring: “It is we who are Hamlet.” Few dispute Johnson’s declaration that “Shakespeare is above all writers,” or the view that Hamlet is “the height of the Shakespearean canon” (Bloom, Western Canon, 65). The quarto editions of Shakespeare’s plays (appearing between 1594 and 1709) were the first separate printings; the existence of eleven quarto editions of Hamlet between 1603 and 1703 is a clear indication of its immense popularity. There were apparently three issues of this 1703 edition; the type was reset for each issue but all have the same pagination and are distinguishable only by differences in capitals, spelling and punctuation. This is the second issue of the three. Quarto editions of Shakespeare’s plays are rare and most desirable. With scarce rear leaf of advertisements (M2). Jaggard, 308. Bartlett, 14. Armorial bookplate of Roderick Terry, the esteemed New England book collector and clergyman whose 1934 auction biography stated, “over half a century ago he began to lay the foundations for a private library which, during the ensuing decades, grew to be one of the most remarkable collections in the country.” Auction description affixed to front free endpaper. Faint occasional soiling and mild embrowning to text, small open tear with only minor loss to last leaf of text and advertisement leaf, only light wear to extremities of binding. A rare and desirable near-fine copy with an outstanding provenance.

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a rthur rimbaud
“Every Image Exists In Its Own Right”: 1886 First Edition Of Rimbaud’s Extraordinary Les Illuminations, One Of Only 200 Copies, With Original Wrappers
7. RIMBAUD, Arthur. Les Illuminations. Paris, 1886. Slim octavo, mid-20th-century full navy morocco, original paper wrappers bound in, custom slipcase. $25,000. Limited first edition of one of Rimbaud’s important poetical works, one of only 200 copies, this copy number 39 of 170 copies on Holland paper, with preface by French poet Paul Verlaine. Handsomely bound by J.-P. Miguet, with original paper wrappers bound in. “Arthur Rimbaud, a poet of precocious genius and violent, unstable character, began writing at 15 and abandoned literature some five, or possibly ten, years later. At 37, after years as a trader and explorer at Harar and in the interior of Abyssinia, he died unaware that he had become a master for the Symbolists. He now counts as one of the strongest influences on modern, and not only French, poetry… Rimbaud went farther than any poet before him in the exploration of the subconscious and, technically, in experimenting with rhythm and the use of words as units, without any syntactical relationship, purely for their evocative and sensational value” (Harvey & Heseltine, 619-20). “In the winter of 1875, [Paul] Verlaine visited Rimbaud in Stuttgart and was handed a pile of manuscripts. Verlaine gathered them together, named them Illuminations, and saw to it they were published, a decade later. ‘Illuminations’ is meant in the double sense of epiphany and of ‘pictures in books’… Illuminations contain some of Rimbaud’s most vivid and direct imagery, Graham Robb noting their ‘almost total absence of comparisons and analogies. Every image exists in its own right’” (Mason, xxxvi). Text in French. Interior fine; expert paper repairs and tape residue to the versos of original paper wrappers. A fine copy of this scarce and fragile rarity, handsomely bound.

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wa lt w hi t m a n
“I Send The Two Volumes To You… The Two Embody All My Works”: 1876 Editions Of Whitman’s Leaves Of Grass And Two Rivulets, Both Signed By Him, With Two Autograph Letters From Whitman To The Owner Of This Copy Discussing The Purchase Of These Books Directly From Whitman
8. WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. WITH: Two Rivulets. Camden, 1876. Two volumes. Octavo, original marbled boards sympathetically rebacked and recornered in 1935, retaining original yellow endpapers. $20,000. “Author’s Edition” of Leaves of Grass, signed in ink on the title page by Walt Whitman. Accompanied by the first and only edition, second printing, of Two Rivulets, inscribed “Walt Whitman, 1880-’81,” on the original albumen photograph portrait that serves as a frontispiece. With two autograph letters signed by Whitman from 1881 to the owner of these books, discussing their purchase directly from the poet. The first letter is dated January 6, 1881, on a plain card measuring 4-1/2 by 4 inches, and reads: “Dear Sir, Yours of 4th rec’d will send you the books with pleasure—I would mail them now, only I suppose it w’d better for me to notify you first of the price which is $10—Walt Whitman. I prefer a p.o. money order.” The second letter is dated February 2, 1881, on a similarly sized plain card: “Dear Sir, Yours of Jan 31 just rec’d. No such letter of 22d nor p.o. order has reached me & of course none has been paid by p.o. here. I see that Jan 6 I sent you my circular in answer to previous letter from you—that is the only correspondence—I have sent nothing, heard nothing, rec’d nothing since. But as in all such cases I consider it my obligation & loss. I send the two volumes to you, same mail with this—the two embody all my works—the little vols being only selections from them in duplicate. Walt Whitman.” “Whitman was and is the poet and prophet of democracy, and the intoxication of his immense affirmative, the fervor of his ‘barbaric yawp,’ are so powerful that the echo of his… rhythmic song rings forever in the American air” (Grolier American 100 67). This, the “Author’s Edition” of Leaves of Grass, is the fifth edition, third printing, second issue, and is complete with both portraits and an advertisement leaf inserted between rear flyleaves. Two Rivulets is the first and only edition, second printing, one of only 600 copies. Myerson A2.5.c2 and A.9.1.b. Expert reinforcement to inner paper hinges of both volumes. Leaves of Grass with light wear and one repair to brittle fore-edges of preliminary leaves only. A very good set, most desirable signed by Whitman in each volume and with signed correspondence from the poet discussing the books.

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edga r a ll a n poe
The Raven And Other Poems, 1845: “The Most Important Book Of Poetry That Had Been Issued Up To That Time In America,” With The Tipped-In Clipped Inscription And Signature Of Edgar Allan Poe
9. POE, Edgar Allan. The Raven and Other Poems. New York, 1845. Octavo, early 20th-century full maroon morocco gilt. $30,000. First edition, of “the most important volume of poetry that had been issued up to that time in America” (Grolier 100 American 56), with the scarce half title and publisher’s advertisements, with a tipped-in clipped signature of Edgar Allan Poe tipped in, handsomely bound by H. Jackel. “In addition to the title poem, this work contains, among others, ‘The Conqueror Worm,’ ‘The Haunted Palace,’ and the final and immeasurably superior version of ‘To Helen,’ Poe’s proof that ‘The Poetic Principle’ does work in practice and places no fetter on genius. Poe considered ‘The Raven’ to be his finest poem—indeed, he was quoted as saying it was the finest poem ever written. ‘The Raven’ was inspired partly by the poems of Elizabeth Barrett (to whom Poe dedicated this volume) and by the portrayal in Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge of Grip, the raven, who sits in a jail cell with the imprisoned Barnaby, casting a haunting shadow on the floor. The publication of ‘The Raven’ brought Poe immediate fame and far surpassed the popularity of any previous American poem. Barrett wrote to Poe that it ‘has produced a sensation, a fit horror, here in England. Some of my friends are taken by the fear of it, and some by the music. I hear of persons haunted by the ‘Nevermore,’ and one acquaintance of mine who has the misfortune of possessing a ‘bust of Pallas’ never can bear to look at it in the twilight’” (Meyers, 164). With scarce half title and publisher’s advertisements. Heartman & Canny, 97. Biondi, 48. BAL 16147. Embrowning to clipped signature and offsetting to facing page, occasional scattered foxing to text, binding fine. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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ja mes joyce
“Humptydump Dublin Squeaks Through His Norse Humptydump Dublin Hath A Horrible Vorse And With All His Kinks English Plus His Irismanx Brogues Humptydump Dublin’s Grandada Of All Rogues”: One Of Only 100 Signed Copies Of Joyce’s Haveth Childers Everywhere
10. JOYCE, James. Haveth Childers Everywhere. Paris; New York, 1930. Slim folio, original printed paper wraps, glassine, green cardboard slipcase. $23,000. First edition, number 89 of only 100 signed copies on “Imperial HandMade Iridescent Japan” paper, out of a total edition of 685 copies. An exceptional copy. This is one of several fragments from Work in Progress (published in 1939 as Finnegans Wake) that Joyce issued to raise money while working on the mammoth project. One of the publishers, Jack Kahane, who idolized Joyce, had originally asked Sylvia Beach to allow him to take over publication of Ulysses. Instead, she introduced Kahane to Joyce, who then agreed to let him publish Haveth Childers Everywhere. The effort nearly ruined Kahane, and only by selling the American rights to the work were he and co-publisher Henry Babou able to save themselves from bankruptcy. When Faber and Faber was preparing the first London editions of Anna Livia Plurabelle and Haveth Childers Everywhere (1930 and 1931 respectively), “Joyce wrote rhymes for the ‘blurb’ on the dust jacket. [The Haveth Childers verse is quoted above in the headline]… He was a little annoyed when the publicity department… used them only on a mimeographed publicity release” (Ellmann, 617n). Without rare gilt chemise, as sometimes. According to Slocum and Cahoon, only some copies are found with this chemise; copies without are considered to be complete as issued. Slocum and Cahoon A41. Tape repairs to slipcase, mild toning to glassine, book fine. A beautiful signed copy in exceptional condition. Rare.

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j . d . sa linger
“New York, N.Y. March 15, 1952, With Best Wishes, J.D. Salinger”: Exceptionally Scarce First Edition, Early Issue Of Catcher In The Rye, Inscribed And Dated By J.D. Salinger
11. SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston, 1952. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $65,000. First edition, early issue, of Salinger’s first book—“a 20th-century classic”—an exceedingly rare copy inscribed and dated by him within months of publication, “New York, N.Y. March 15, 1952 With best wishes, J.D. Salinger.” “In American writing, there are three perfect books, which seem to speak to every reader and condition: Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. Of the three, only Catcher defines an entire region of human experience: it is… the handbook of the adolescent heart” (New Yorker). “This novel is a key-work of the 1950s in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, though the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer… The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudo-peace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world. The young used many voices—anger, contempt, self-pity—but the quietest, that of a decent perplexed American adolescent, proved the most telling” (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels, 53-4). This very early printing, published only six months after the first printing, is inscribed and dated by Salinger eight months after that first edition. The scarcity of Salinger autograph material is legendary; since its publication in 1951, only a handful of inscribed copies of Catcher in the Rye have appeared on the market. Book issued January 1952, six months after the July 1951 first printing; early issue dust jacket with printed publisher’s re-pricing of $1.50. See Starosciak A30; Bixby A2. Text fresh with only light scattered foxing, mainly to preliminaries, slight edge-wear to cloth; colorful dust jacket spine with faint toning, mild dampstaining. A most desirable extremely good inscribed copy.

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wa lt disney
“Pre-Publication” Limited Edition Of Disney’s Pinocchio, Produced For The Copyright Office— This Copy Inscribed By Disney To His Studio’s Head Of Marketing
12. DISNEY, Walt. Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio. New York, 1939. Quarto, spiral-bound as issued, original beige cloth; 46 leaves, text and images on rectos only, first and last leaves blank, custom clamshell box. $16,800. Very rare limited first American edition, one of only 100 copies printed for legal copyright (preceding the published trade edition), boldly inscribed on the copyright page to the head of Disney’s merchandise marketing: “To Kay Kamen, With My Best Wishes, Walt Disney.” Walt Disney’s second full-length animated feature, Pinocchio, based on Carlo Collodi’s beloved tale of the puppet who becomes a “real boy” (first serialized in Italian between 1881-83), would not debut in theaters until 1940. Because animated production took several years, filmmakers sought to copyright the film’s elements in advance of the finished project. By publishing the story and character designs in book form and putting the book on public sale (often in the Disney studio store), copyright would then be legally established. This limited “pre-publication” issue records the development of the film through rough pencil sketches of the characters and sequence-by-sequence story-boards outlining the plot. The finished cloth-bound trade edition appeared toward the end of 1939, in order to promote the film’s imminent release in February 1940. An additional copyright version was published in London, also in a limited edition of 100 copies. The recipient of this copy, Disney merchandise marketing director, Kay Kamen developed a relationship with Walt and Roy Disney that was “much deeper than a business relationship… [It] was also a very important friendship” (Diane Disney Miller). Inscription bold and crisp, faint staining to cover label, light rubbing to extremities of original cloth. A very scarce Disney title, in near-fine condition.

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beatri x pot ter
“My Own Favorite Amongst My Little Books”: Tailor Of Gloucester, One Of Only 500 Privately Printed Copies, Wonderful Association Copy
13. POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London, December, 1902. 12mo, original pictorial pink boards, custom clamshell box. $12,000. True first edition, one of only 500 privately printed copies, of Potter’s second book, which she called “my own favorite amongst my little books,” with frontispiece and 15 illustrations in color, three of which do not appear in the first trade edition of October, 1903. A wonderful association copy, with a gift inscription to Margaret Lane, Potter’s first biographer, from Leslie Linder, who first decoded Potter’s secret writing, written in both English and Potter’s secret code. Inspired by a real-life incident involving a tailor’s efforts to finish a waistcoat for the new mayor of Gloucester, this book “was Potter’s own favorite of all her stories… Fairy tale, nursery rhyme and Arcadian fantasy all come together for a moment in perfect balance” (Carpenter, 148). “Evidently with some regret, Beatrix Potter [deleted from the first trade edition] eight or nine pages of text [which appear in this edition]… This is the part of the story which contained the majority of her rhymes and verses” (Linder 117). Quinby 3. Linder, 420. Tipped to the front endpapers are gift inscriptions from Leslie Linder to Margaret Lane, dated 1966. Engineer Leslie Linder wrote numerous books on Potter and is well-known for being the first to decipher the code in which Potter wrote in her journals; the Potter collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum was donated principally by Linder. Recipient Margaret Lane was the first biographer of Potter, also publishing numerous works on her. The inscription, in both English and Potter’s secret code, reads: “For Margaret Lane as a token of appreciation for her generous gift of Potter’s 1875 Sketch Book, and for the other Beatrix Potter items. from Leslie Linder, 19-2-66.” Interior fine, a bit of toning to fragile original boards and a few spots to fore-edge. An extremely good copy with a wonderful provenance.

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ulysses s . gr a n t
First Edition Of Morris’ Memorial Record Of The Nation’s Tribute To Abraham Lincoln, 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant’s Own Copy With His Name Gilt-Stamped On The Front Board
14. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) (LINCOLN) MORRIS, Benjamin Franklin. Memorial Record of the Nation’s Tribute to Abraham Lincoln. Washington, 1865. Octavo, original black- and gilt-stamped brown morocco. $18,500. First edition, association copy, of this “account of Lincoln’s death [and] also funeral services across the continent” (Monaghan 637), with frontispiece portrait of Lincoln and five additional plates, in publisher’s morocco-gilt. Lieutenant General (and future president) Ulysses S. Grant’s own copy with his name gilt-stamped on the front board. This volume, released just months after Lincoln’s death, was intended as both a memorial and as a historical record. In it, compiler Benjamin Franklin Morris intended to “reproduce, in a condensed and connected form, from the public journals of Washington and of the cities through which the illustrious dead was conveyed to his burial place, the graphic pen-pictures painted by the accomplished reporters of the public press” (Introduction). The work spans the entire period of the Lincoln assassination, beginning with the days and events leading up to his death, including accounts of his assassination, death, and funeral, and then ending with the moving tributes that took place all over the world.. This copy bears Ulysses S. Grant’s name and rank gilt-stamped on the front board. From the beginning of the Civil War, Lincoln recognized Grant’s potential. Though Grant was known to struggle with alcoholism and people were quick to blame the Union’s setbacks on Grant, Lincoln adamantly supported Grant. “Lincoln parried pressures to remove Grant with the words, ‘I can’t spare this man; he fights’” (ANB). Lincoln and Grant were largely credited, jointly, with winning the war. “After Lincoln’s assassination, Grant was the most popular man in the North” (ANB). Grant’s ownership of the volume reflects the strength of their partnership and the friendship he must have felt toward a man who supported him even when the rest of the Union did not. Occasional foxing mainly to preliminary and concluding paging, a few stains and a bit of wear to binding. An extremely good copy with an unparalleled association.

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ulysses s . gr a n t
Inscribed And Dated By Ulysses S. Grant Only Weeks Before His Election As America’s 18th President, His Own Copy Of Correspondence Relative To… Mexico, 1862, Detailing Tense Early Diplomatic Negotiations Between Lincoln, His Cabinet, Congress And The Republic Of Mexico
15. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) (LINCOLN, Abraham). Correspondence Relative to the Present Condition of Mexico… Washington, 1862. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black morocco. $20,000. First edition, a very scarce association copy belonging to Ulysses S. Grant, containing a record of official diplomatic correspondence between Lincoln’s Secretary of State Seward, U.S. diplomats and the Republic of Mexico under President Juarez, this exceptional copy inscribed, “U.S. Grant, Lt. General, Army, Washington, D.C. October 21st 1868,” a major volume detailing tense early months in Lincoln’s presidency amidst the turmoil of the Civil War, inscribed by Grant shortly before his election as America’s 18th President on November 3, 1868, in contemporary morocco. In 1864 Lincoln promoted Grant to the rank of lieutenant general of the Army of the United States, placing him in charge of the Union Army. In only four years, on November 3, 1868, Grant was elected America’s 18th President. This 1862 volume of official documents—Grant’s own copy and inscribed by him—unites the two men and their presidencies in detailing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico early in Lincoln’s presidency (April 1861 to April 1862), and in speaking to Grant’s formative experience in the U.S.-Mexico War, where he served as a young officer. There, despite reservations about the war itself, “Grant learned something about himself under fire… Aware that he might be hit and perhaps even killed, he accepted those chances as a functioning of fate” (Simpson, 46). It was also there that “Grant met many of the officers who would be his opponents or his fellow Union generals in the Civil War, and his sharp memory would pay dividends later on, for he could often guess what they would do in command based on how they had behaved in Mexico” (Korda, 41). This volume’s extensive collection of official documents reveals the intricacy of international diplomacy in a way that would hold importance to Grant as he began his own presidency. Occasional faint penciled marginalia. A fine inscribed copy with an especially memorable association.

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the english bible
“Complexity Reduced To A Minimum Of Simplicity”: The Magnificent Doves Press English Bible, 1903-07
16. (BIBLE). The English Bible. Containing the Old Testament & The New. Hammersmith, 1903-05. Five volumes. Folio (9-1/2 by 13-1/2 inches), contemporary full burgundy morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated burgundy and navy morocco doublures with red and green morocco onlays; custom slipcases. $11,000. One of the landmarks of 20th-century printing: the magnificent Doves Press Bible, one of only 500 copies, very beautifully bound by Stikeman in full morocco. The Doves Press, founded in 1900 by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, was one of the greatest of the private presses. Books printed at the Doves Press are characterized by a stark simplicity, “dependent for their beauty almost entirely upon the clarity of the type, the excellence of the layout, and the perfection of the presswork” (Cave, 147). Doves imprints are scarce: when the press closed in 1913, Cobden-Sanderson cast all the type off the Hammersmith Bridge into the Thames—to remain “untouched for other use” (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, 59). “When it is said that they [Doves Press books] approach dangerously near to absolute perfection in composition, presswork, and page placement, everything has been said. Their peculiarly individual quality is entire absence of decoration. Not a single floret appears; besides the characters of a simple roman alphabet there is only a paragraph mark. True, there are drawn initials occasionally and a marvellously accurate use of red—and such a red—but that is all. And that all is magnificent. The great red initial “I” that dominates and yet fixes exactly the opening page of Genesis in the Doves Bible is a pattern for all time of complexity reduced to the minimum of simplicity. Of approximately fifty publications issued between 1901 and 1916, the outstanding item is the complete Bible, published in five large quarto volumes… The Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer stand side by side upon the highest peak of typographical accomplishment, utterly dissimilar yet with the same element of greatness incontestible. Though popular belief holds the Gutenberg Bible to be the most beautiful book ever printed, these two monumental volumes prove once more that popular belief may be inaccurate” (Ransom, 56). A fine copy of a magnificent production.

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k ing ja mes bible
Extra-Illustrated With 124 Splendid Double-Page Plates By 17th-Century Dutch And Flemish Masters Such As Rubens, De Vos, De Bruyn, Bloemaert, And Jordaens: Monumental 1679 Large Folio Edition Of The King James Bible
17. BIBLE. The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New… Amsterdam, 1679. Thick folio (12 by 18 inches), contemporary full black morocco rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers preserved, renewed brass clasps and catches. $32,000. Excellent 1679 large folio edition of the King James Bible, with engraved title page and six engraved double-page maps. This copy extra-illustrated with 124 large and lovely double-page engraved plates by Nicholas Visscher after paintings and designs by Peter Paul Rubens, Marten de Vos, Nicolaes de Bruyn, Abraham Bloemaert, Jacob Jordaens, and several other Flemish and Dutch masters. This suite of engravings was issued and purchased separately and bound in by the original owner, and these illustrations are infrequently found in this (or any) edition. First published in 1611, the King James Bible has exercised an incalculable impact on piety, language and literature throughout the English-speaking world. Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). Almost all of the large plates were finely engraved by Dutch master engraver Nicholas Visscher, after the paintings and drawings of a number of renowned Flemish and Dutch masters, including 14 by Peter Paul Rubens. The Visscher family was the dominant force in mapmaking during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. These illustrations were issued separately at various points during the latter decades of the 17th century, with varying numbers of plates; the captions here are in Latin. Very few copies of this (or any) Bible are seen with these illustrations—the maps, however, are integral. Bound with a contemporary edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ popular metrical psalter. Darlow & Moule 584. Herbert 743. Seventeenth-century family register on front flyleaf, likely of the original owner, and 18th-century family register on four pages of rear blanks. Occasional foxing, a few expertly repaired marginal tears, engraved and letterpress title pages rehinged with minor marginal restoration. A beautifully bound copy of this lavishly illustrated Bible, in excellent condition.

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fr a nk lin d . roosev elt
Inscribed By FDR To A Friend And Colleague In The Navy: Maclay’s History Of The United States Navy
18. (ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) MACLAY, Edgar Stanton. A History of the United States Navy, from 1775 to 1893. New York, 1894. Two volumes bound in four. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter deep purple morocco; original cloth bound in. $7500. Second edition of Maclay’s illustrated history of the U.S. Navy, presentation-association copy inscribed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the Chief Clerk, Department of the Navy, not long after Roosevelt finished his service as Assistant Secretary of the Navy: “To Frank S. Curtis, from his old friend Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1921.” Frank Curtis was Chief Clerk, Department of the Navy, from 1900 to 1921. Roosevelt was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913 and served until 1920 when he was nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate. Roosevelt specialized in the business end of running the Navy, so he and Curtis certainly worked closely together. Interestingly, the summer of 1921 was when Roosevelt contracted polio. Volume I of Maclay’s History covers the Revolution, the Wars with France, Tripoli and the War of 1812. Volume II covers numerous minor wars and expeditions before the Civil War, the Civil War itself, and subsequent minor wars up to 1893. First published in 1893, this edition incorporates a “technical revision” by Lieutenant Roy C. Smith of the U.S. Navy. Joints expertly reinforced. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound, most desirable presented and signed by FDR.

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w inston churchill
Inscribed By Winston Churchill To American Newspaper Reporter H.R. Knickerbocker
19. CHURCHILL, Winston. Arms and the Covenant. London, 1938. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $21,000. First edition of this collection of Churchill’s speeches on foreign affairs and national defense, with a photographic frontispiece portrait, inscribed, “From Winston S. Churchill to H.R. Knickerbocker, April 10, 1939.” In scarce original dust jacket. All but two of the speeches collected here were delivered by Churchill in the Commons in the years leading up to the Second World War. Collected by Churchill’s son, Randolph, and revised a second time by Churchill, these represent some of the best written by a man who “devoted more time than any other modern orator to the preparation of his speeches” (Langworth, 190). “The finest (and most ominous) pre-war warning of Winston Churchill occurs on [its] penultimate page… Available in no other Churchill book… the last four paragraphs of that famous speech on 24 March 1938… summarize the theme of this volume, a precursor to the official theme of The Gathering Storm: ‘How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness, and good nature allowed the wicked to re-arm’” (Langworth, 190). Churchill’s son Randolph was the editor of this volume. Cohen A107. Woods A44(a). Langworth, 191. Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker was an American newspaper correspondent noted for his coverage of Third Reich politics and, later, the Battle of Britain and the invasions of Sicily and Normandy. Knickerbocker, writing for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the New York Evening Post, won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on Russia’s Five-Year Plan. Interior fine; offsetting of inscription to half title; light toning to spine. Light foxing to scarce, unrestored dust jacket. A near-fine inscribed copy with excellent provenance.

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m a rk t wa in
First Issue Of Following The Equator, 1897, Signed By Twain, “Undoubtedly Mark Twain’s Own Copy As It Was Purchased By The Rosenbachs,” With Typed Letter Of Provenance Signed By John Fleming, “Successor To Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach”
20. TWAIN, Mark. Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Hartford, 1897. Royal octavo, original navy cloth gilt, custom morocco box. $30,000. First edition, first issue, of Twain’s final travel book, boldly signed by him, with a laidin 1957 letter attesting that this is Twain’s copy, signed by New York rare book dealer John Fleming, successor to Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, who, after Rosenbach’s death in 1952, established the prestigious Fleming Rare Book Company with a collection worth $2 million purchased from the Rosenbach estate. With Fleming’s 1957 typed bill of sale laid in. This exceptionally rare first edition, signed by Twain, is accompanied by an authoritative letter of provenance from John F. Fleming, trusted long-time associate and the successor to renowned bibliophile Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, whose “name was synonymous with great books… To Dr. Rosenbach, more than to any other person, the rare book libraries of the United States owe, if not always their books, the philosophical concept of the importance of rare books” (Wolf, 13). This laid-in letter, in typescript on Fleming’s letterhead and signed by him, reads: “Dear Mr. Brewster: I have sent to you by book post insured today the copy of Clemens’ Following the Equator. This is undoubtedly Mark Twain’s own copy as it was purchased by the Rosenbachs from a Mrs. Collier who was either the executor of the estate or purchased it from the executor. As you know, Mark Twain died in 1910, and the books were bought soon after that by the Rosenbachs. You will also notice the old morocco cases which were made about that time and would have been made only for a precious copy of a Mark Twain book. As a matter of fact, the proof of the matter is found in the copy of The Prince and the Pauper which was presented to a Mr. Bartlett in 1881, and as you saw Clemens came in possession of it later and signed his name in the same place on the front cover with the date of January 21, 1909. They are all in the exact same cases and are unquestionably from his library…” Fleming’s mention of Mrs. Collier presumably is in reference to the widow of Robert J. Collier, Twain’s friend and editor of Collier’s magazine—“Mrs. Sally,” as Twain liked to call her (Paine, 244). BAL 3451. Johnson, 65. McBride, 194. Binding mildly rubbed. A nearly fine signed copy with especially significant documents of provenance.

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john ross
“The Finest Series Of Arctic Views Then Published”: First Edition Of Ross’ Voyage To Baffin Bay, 1819, With 15 Beautiful Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates
21. 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, modern three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $9200. First edition, illustrated with 32 engraved plates, charts and maps (13 folding), including 15 magnificent hand-colored aquatints by Havell & Son (four folding) depicting icebergs, a “bear plunging into the sea,” and the ship’s “passage through the ice,” among other dramatic images, handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere. “A famous, even notorious, voyage, led by Captain John Ross. As his lieutenants, Ross had aboard William Parry, James Clark Ross, and Edward Sabine, all of future fame as explorers” (Hill I:261). “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, depicting the successful meeting between the expedition and Inuits at Prince Regent’s Bay… certainly the earliest representational work by a native American artist to be so reproduced” (Beinecke Library). With errata slip. Abbey Travel 634. Cooke & Holland, 139. Arctic Bibliography 14873. Hill 1488. Sabin 73376. Prideaux, 255, 350. Light scattered offsetting and a few spots of foxing and soiling to interior, binding lovely. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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ber na rd de mon tfaucon
“Foundation Stones Of Scientific Archaeology”: A Cornerstone Of Archaeological Knowledge, With Nearly 1400 Fine 18th-Century Folio Engraved Plates In 15 Volumes
22. MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L’Antiquité Expliquée, et Representée en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Fifteen volumes in all. Folio (12 by 17 inches), contemporary full mottled calf gilt. $25,000. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. De Montfaucon (1655-1741), a Benedictine of the Congregation of Saint-Maur devoted to historical and ecclesiastical scholarship, pioneered the studies of Greek paleography and archaeology. “His Antiquité… surveyed in fifteen volumes the social and artistic aspects of the ancient civilizations; and the unfinished Monuments de la Monarchie Française tried to do the same for early French history. These works can well be called foundation stones of scientific archaeology” (Printing and the Mind of Man 175). In preparing L’Antiquité… de Montfaucon received contributions and assistance from many of the greatest European collections of antiquities of the period; most of these are credited adjacent to each of their respective illustrations. “As this work has never been completely replaced, it still conserves its long-standing value… Beautiful copies are not easy to come by” (Brunet 28960). “In spite of the imperfections that are impossible to avoid in such an immense work… one cannot deny that it has contributed to the spread, particularly in France, of the interest in archaeology, or that he did not advance this science among us” (Biographie Universelle). Text in French and Latin. First published in 1719, in an edition of 1800 copies that sold out in two months despite its enormous size and expense. Cicognara 2493. Armorial bookplate on verso of each title page. Owner signature, dated 1837. Bookplates. Interior generally clean. Expert restoration to contemporary calf, mostly joints and spine ends. A monumental work, most desirable in beautiful contemporary calf-gilt.

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m a rcus aurelius
“The Most Human Of All Books…”: 1634 First English Translation Of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations
23. AURELIUS, Marcus. The Roman Emperor, His Meditations Concerning Himselfe: Treating of a Naturall Mans happinesse; Wherein it consisteth, and of the meanes to attaine unto it. London, 1634. Small quarto, contemporary full brown morocco gilt, custom clamshell box. $16,000. First edition of the first English translation of “one of the world’s great classics” (Rosenbach) of Stoic philosophy. The Meditations have been considered by many “one of the great books of all time… [and as] the most human of all books” (Britannica). Wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance are the qualities that Aurelius, stoic and practical moralist, identifies as most essential for co-existence; his writings represent an early and influential philosophy of humanism. His Meditations “are a collection of maxims and thoughts in the spirit of the Stoic philosophy, which… breathe the purist sentiments of piety and benevolence” (Peck, 90). “No one would now dare write a book like Marcus Aurelius’ To Himself, or, as we call it in English, The Meditations, and present it to the world as philosophy. He didn’t either. But once published, these, his most intimate thoughts, 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, Classics Revisited, 112). This translation by Meric Casaubon (son of the great scholar Isaac Casaubon) is the first directly into English; Casaubon’s elegant and scholarly translation was still being reprinted in the 20th century. In 1643, Casaubon edited, with notes, a Latin edition of the Meditations (DNB). With woodcut initials and type-ornaments; without folding plate depicting Roman pottery found in some copies. With side notes. STC 962. Palmer, 16. Harris, 100. See Brueggemann I:342-43. Graesse, 153. Early owner annotations and underlining. Armorial bookplate. Interior clean and widemargined. Light staining to bottom margin of quires C and D. Expert repair to spine.

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ch a rles dick ens
“The One Great Christmas Myth Of Modern Literature”: Beautiful First Issue Of A Christmas Carol
24. DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. London, 1843. Small octavo, original cinnamon cloth gilt, custom morocco clamshell box. $38,000. First edition, first issue of this Christmas classic, with four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech, the only one of Dickens’ first editions to contain hand-colored illustrations. An exceptional copy, fresh and beautiful in unrestored original cloth. A Christmas Carol “may readily be called the Bible of Christmas… It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day… the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format” (Eckel, 110). “It was a work written at the height of Dickens’ great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor” (John Mortimer). “Suddenly conceived and written within 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.” The publication history of A Christmas Carol is bibliographically complex. Dickens “wanted the Carol to be a beautiful gift book and took pride in its development. He stipulated the following requirements: a fancy binding, blind-stamped, with gilding on the spine and front cover; all edges gilded; four full-page hand-colored etchings; half title and title pages printed in colors of bright red and green; and hand-colored green endpapers to match the green title page… However, in examining printed copies prior to publication, Dickens was disappointed with the appearance of the green titles, which turned drab, and the hand-colored green endpapers, which dusted off and smudged, and had the title page changed to red and blue, the half title to blue, the date on the title page changed from 1844 to 1843, and the endpapers changed to yellow, which did not require hand work… Since Dickens’ instructions to discontinue the unsatisfactory titles and endpapers were received at the press before publication, at a time when there were on hand different quantities of endpapers, title pages, and sheets of printed text already produced, many copies are found with a mixture of features” (Gimbel A79). This copy first issue, with blue and red title page dated 1843, half title and verso of title page printed in blue, “Stave I” on page [1], and light green endpapers, with the four color plates. First-issue copies appear with either yellow or green endpapers, no priority established; this copy has green endpapers. Binding matches Todd’s first impression, first issue, with the closest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 14-15 mm, and with the “D” in “Dickens” unbroken (Smith II:4). Eckel, 110-125. Smith II:4-6, 8-9. Bookplate, small ink stamp stating “first edition,” small catalogue clipping all on front pastedown. Previous owner’s old ink notes on a tipped in slip of paper. Green endpapers a bit rubbed, far less than usual. Spine with a slight lean; original cloth fresh and very nearly fine, gilt exceptionally bright. A beautiful unrestored copy, most rare in this condition.

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i a n fleming
“You See, We’ve Got All The Time In The World”: Limited First Edition Of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Signed By Ian Fleming
25. FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. London, 1963. Octavo, original half vellum gilt, mylar jacket, custom clamshell box. $17,500. Signed limited first edition, one of only 250 copies signed by Ian Fleming, of the eleventh Bond novel, the only Bond title issued in a limited edition, in which 007 takes a bride, only to have his happiness cut short by the schemes of his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld. The eleventh James Bond novel—the first to be published after the debut of the Bond film series—became “an immediate bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic” (Biondi & Pickard, 48, 53). “By the time of publication, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service had received nearly a quarter more subscriptions than any previous Fleming novel” (Lycett, 419). George Lazenby, in his only outing as the secret agent, starred in the 1969 film version, with Diana Rigg as Tracy and Telly Savalas as Blofeld. With color frontispiece portrait of Fleming. Published simultaneously with the trade edition. Without dust jacket, as issued; with original mylar jacket. Occasional scattered light foxing to first few leaves only. Lightest rubbing to vellum spine. A fine copy; scarce.

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thom a s pa ine
“The Cause Of America Is… The Cause Of All Mankind”: Rare 1776 London Edition Of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, “The Most Influential Tract Of The American Revolution,” With Additions To Common Sense And Chalmers’ Plain Truth
26. [PAINE, Thomas] [CHALMERS, James]. Common Sense… BOUND WITH: [CHALMERS, James] Plain Truth… BOUND WITH: [PEMBERTON, John, et al] Additions to Common Sense. London, 1776. Octavo, contemporary full brown sheep gilt rebacked. $20,000. Rare 1776 London edition of Paine’s Common Sense, printed within months of the first American edition, a work of such paramount interest to both America and Britain that this fourth London edition was issued almost certainly before the Declaration of Independence—that founding document whose issuance on July 4, 1776 “was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any one other single piece of writing,” bound in one volume with the scarce second edition of Plain Truth, considered “the most famous answer to Paine’s advocacy for independence in Common Sense” (Howes), along with Additions to Common Sense by various authors. “The Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any one other single piece of writing” (Grolier American 14). “Common Sense was by far the most influential tract of the American Revolution, and it remains one of the most brilliant pamphlets ever written in the English language” (A Covenanted People 27). The 1776 British editions, such as this copy, had a similar impact, greatly affecting public opinion and drawing many influential Englishmen to support the American cause. “Common Sense turned thousands to independence who before could not endure the thought. It worked nothing short of miracles and turned Tories into Whigs” (Trevelyan). This scarce fourth British edition of Common Sense, issued in 1776, the same year as the first, contains Paine’s additions, increasing the original work by one-third. Like most English editions, this contains hiatuses deleting material critical of the English crown and government to avoid prosecution. This copy is notably bound, as issued, with the second British edition of Plain Truth, one of the better known attacks on Common Sense. (Ironically Paine had once proposed giving Common Sense that very title of “Plain Truth.”) In addition, this copy is bound with Additions to Common Sense: a collection of ten essays responding to Paine’s Common Sense (though none were written by Paine). All 1776 editions of Common Sense are rare and desirable and increasingly difficult to obtain. Interestingly, many of the hiatuses in this copy of Common Sense have been filled in with manuscript shorthand phrases. Text very fresh with light scattered foxing, only mild soiling, with two rear leaves of Plain Truth supplied from another copy. A most rare extremely good copy.

john a da ms
“Liberty And The Laws Depend Entirely On A Separation Of [Powers]”: First Edition Of John Adams’ Magnum Opus, Defence Of The Constitutions Of The United States, 1787, “It Will Do Great Good In America” (Jefferson)
27. ADAMS, John. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. London, 1787. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf sympathetically rebacked in calf gilt. $16,000. First edition of Adams’ important work on a constitutional separation of powers, his reasoned yet impassioned “rendition of the case for checks and balances in government” (McCullough), from the library of Adams’ contemporary, British diplomat and statesman Lord Rivers, with his armorial bookplate, most scarce in contemporary tree calf boards. While acting as America’s minister in Great Britain, John Adams “felt an urgency like that of 1776… A constitutional convention was in the offing, and as he had been impelled in 1776 to write his Thoughts on Government, so Adams plunged ahead now, books piled about him, his pen scratching away until all hours… By early January 1787, Adams had rushed the first installment of his effort to a London printer. Titled A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America… copies were sent off at once to the United States and to Jefferson in Paris” (McCullough, 374). On its receipt, Jefferson replied, “I have read your book with infinite satisfaction and improvement. It will do great good in America. Its learning and its good sense will, I hope, make it an institute for our politicians” (Sowerby, 3004). “Adams’ Defence was an expanded, more erudite rendition of the case for checks and balances in government that he had championed in his Thoughts on Government (1776)” (McCullough, 75). First edition. American reprints appeared later the same year in New York and Philadelphia (See Evans 20176, 20177). The following year Adams wrote a second and third volume, and the entire work was issued in London in 1788 under a slightly expanded title. Howes A60. Sabin 233. Armorial bookplate of British statesman George Pitt, 1st Baron Rivers, with his coat of arms displaying the motto “Aequam Servare Mentem” (To Preserve a Calm Mind). A contemporary of John Adams, Lord Rivers served as a Member of Parliament and as “Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Turin, Envoy to the Court of Turin 1761 and Ambassador to Spain. He was created Baron Rivers of Stratfield Saye 20 May 1776” (British Armorial Bindings, University of Toronto Libraries). Lord Rivers was the author of several works, including Letters to a Young Nobleman… Thoughts on the English Constitution (1784). A descendant, Augustus Pitt-Rivers, was the eminent archaeologist who founded Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum. Early inked shelf numbering above bookplate. Text very fresh with only light scattered foxing, light expert restoration to boards.

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a rthur cona n doy le
“Not Such A Hound As Mortal Eyes Have Ever Seen”: First Edition Of The Hound Of The Baskervilles
28. CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London, 1902. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth, custom clamshell box. $10,000. 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,” in bright original cloth. Although Conan Doyle killed off his most famous character by sending Holmes over the Reichenbach Falls in a struggle with Professor Moriarty in “The Final Problem” (December 1893), readers 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”; while the novel proved an immediate success, readers pressed 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). First issue, with “you” for “your” on page 13, line 3 and the illustration before page 76 reversed (as it was originally in the Strand Magazine, October 1901). With 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. Without extremely scarce dust jacket. Green & Gibson A26. De Waal A87. Armorial bookplate. Only light rubbing to spine extremities of original cloth, gilt bright; inner hinge expertly reinforced. An about-fine copy.

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Four Hitchhiker’s Guide Volumes Inscribed By Douglas Adams
29. ADAMS, Douglas. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. WITH: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. WITH: The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy Omnibus Edition. WITH: The Hitchhiker’s Quartet. New York, 1980-86. Together, four volumes. Octavo, original half cloth, dust jackets. $4800. First American editions of the first two volumes in Adams’ pan-galactically popular series (which eventually grew to become a “trilogy in five parts”), together with two omnibus editions of the series, each book inscribed on its title page by the author, “Best Wishes, Douglas Adams” (the Trilogy Omnibus Edition additionally inscribed, “To Pat”). Like its titular tome, Adams’ cosmic comedy is a wholly remarkable book. The story originated as a 1978 BBC radio serial. “The series was an overnight success and rescued Adams from the life of a struggling comedy sketch writer. It spawned a television show, five books and other spin-offs,” including a major motion picture in 2005 (The Guardian). Trilogy Omnibus Edition third printing. Owner inscription in Restaurant. A fine set, desirable with Adams’ inscription in each volume.

“The Mother Of The English 19th-Century Novel”
30. AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London, 1892. Ten volumes. Octavo, modern full green morocco gilt. $6800. Limited large paper edition of Austen’s beloved novels, number 83 of only 150 sets, illustrated with 31 plates, beautifully bound. “Generations of readers have marveled at the modernity of her work… She is the mother of the English 19thcentury novel as Scott is the father of it” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 23). Contains Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Edited by Richard Brimley Johnson. Gilson E158. A fine set.

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sa muel beck et t
“From Their Friend Sam”: Virtually Unobtainable Presentation/Association First Edition Of Beckett’s Murphy, 1938, Warmly Inscribed By Samuel Beckett To Renowned Editor, Publisher And Bibliophile William Targ And His Wife, Literary Agent Rosalyn Siegle Targ
31. BECKETT, Samuel. Murphy. London, 1938. Octavo, original smooth green cloth, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $20,000. Rare true first edition of Beckett’s first full-length novel, an exceedingly rare presentation/ association copy warmly inscribed by Beckett to renowned editor and publisher William Targ and his wife, literary agent Roslyn Siegel Targ, “For Bill & Roslyn from their friend Sam.” William Targ, longtime editor-in-chief at Putnam’s who founded the prestigious Targ Editions, placed Beckett atop his list of “top ten” authors to collect, and wrote of a day in Paris in 1973 when he first met Beckett, “the most important living writer in the world” (Indecent Pleasures). To Salman Rushdie, Nobel laureate “Samuel Beckett has always been a novelist first and a playwright later” (Bookforum). Critically heralded as the “funniest, perhaps, of his novels… Murphy evokes a ferocity of terror and humor that shames most well-made novels of our time” (New York Times). Beckett had just begun work on Murphy when, on a summer afternoon in 1935, he became transfixed watching old men flying kites in Kensington Gardens. The experience was electric in impact, sparking “a powerful image of freedom and release that related it in his mind to one of the most fundamental themes of the novel” (Knowlson, 197). In a 1966 letter to Colin Duckworth, Beckett wrote: “If you want to find the origins of En Attendant Godot look at Murphy.” This virtually unobtainable first edition of Murphy is of particular importance as a presentation/association copy that is warmly inscribed by Beckett to famed editor, publisher and bibliophile William Targ, “one of the greatest post-World War II editors,” and his wife, literary agent Roslyn Siegel Targ. Targ began as an office boy at Macmillan and at 22 “opened his own bookshop and began to amass what would eventually become a collection of thousands of rare books and first editions.” Targ closed the bookshop when editing positions led him to New York, where he became a powerful and beloved editor-inchief at Putnam’s. On retiring in 1979 Targ founded the private press, Targ Editions, famed for its select publication of prized works, each “beautifully printed, by letter press, and bound, in limited editions signed by the authors” (New York Times). Targ’s authors, as editor and publisher, include Saul Bellow, Henry Roth, Simone de Beauvoir, Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and Mario Puzo, whose novel The Godfather Targ agreed to publish sight unseen after two other publishers had turned it down. In a memorable essay on book collecting, Targ lists Beckett as first in his “top ten” authors to collect, and in his book, Indecent Pleasures (1975), writes of his anticipation before meeting Beckett on “a bleak and cold Saturday morning in February 1973 in Paris. Sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Montalembert, I was awaiting the arrival of the most important living writer in the world… The prospect was dizzying, almost beyond my endurance” (113). When Targ, having authored a novel, faced his own hurdles in persuading anyone to publish it, “he kept reminding himself that 42 publishers rejected Samuel Beckett’s Murphy before a British editor bought it for 25 pounds— about $100” (Keyes, Writer’s Book of Hope, 141). Without rarely found dust jacket. Federman & Fletcher 25. With Targ’s business card laid in. An exceptionally fine inscribed presentation copy with an especially memorable and important association.

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r ay mond ch a ndler
“A Masterpiece Right Out Of The Gate”
32. CHANDLER, Raymond. The Big Sleep. New York, 1939. Octavo, original orange cloth, dust jacket. First edition of Chandler’s first and most famous novel, with rarely found original dust jacket. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler’s first novel, “was a masterpiece right out of the gate and introduced a new kind of detective story, build on the hard-boiled foundation laid by Dashiell Hammett” (Johnson I:44). The novel was published when Chandler was 51, after years of apprenticeship in pulp magazines. “It’s my ambition,” he once said, “to write a mystery story without one word of explanation at the end. In The Big Sleep I almost succeeded.” This was the novel that announced Chandler’s literary coming-of-age and defined the mythic status of his wise-cracking detective Philip Marlowe. “Chandler is fun to read,” commented writer George Higgins. “He was also one hell of a writer, and those are hard to find” (Hardboiled Mystery Writers, 81-3). A Haycraft Queen cornerstone novel. William Faulkner co-authored the screenplay adaptation of The Big Sleep for Howard Hawks’ 1946 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. “First Edition” stated on copyright page; price of “$2.00 net” to dust jacket front flap. Bruccoli A1.1.a. Hubin II:152. Book fine; ink notation to front panel, slight chipping to spine ends, minor toning to spine of scarce unrestored near-fine dust jacket. $19,000.

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“It Is My Business To Know What Other People Don’t Know”: First Editions Of The Adventures And Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes
33. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London, 1892, 1894. Two volumes. Octavo, modern full polished blue calf gilt, original cloth covers bound in, custom slipcase. $7200. First editions in book form of these classic stories starring literature’s most famous detective, illustrated by Sidney Paget, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Bayntun-Rivière. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the novel A Study in Scarlet (1887), but his adventures in the Strand Magazine would bring both him and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, lasting fame. “The initial 12 tales were collected between covers as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, published in England and America in 1892; and 11 of the second 12… as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1894. If any reader be prepared to name two other books that have given more innocent but solid pleasure, let him speak now—or hold his peace!” (Haycraft, 50). These volumes contain such famous and memorable tales as “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” With Sidney Paget’s original, iconic illustrations: “Paget’s spirited illustrations… greatly assisted to popularize those stories” (DNB). Original cloth covers and spine bound in at rear of each volume, including first-state cover of Adventures, with blank street sign on front cover illustration. Green & Gibson A10a, A14a. Contemporary owner signature in Adventures. Occasional light foxing. Adventures headcap expertly repaired. An about-fine set, most handsomely bound.

“The River Is A Strong Brown God—Sullen, Untamed And Intractable…”: One Of Only 290 Signed Copies Of The Four Quartets Printed At The Officina Bodoni
34. ELIOT, T.S. The Four Quartets. London, 1960. Tall quarto, original cream and marbled paper boards, marbled slipcase. $7500. Signed limited edition of this highspot of 20th-century poetry, number 73 of 290 copies signed by Eliot, beautifully printed at the Officina Bodoni in Verona. The Officina Bodini was founded in 1922 by Hans Mardersteig and named for Giambattista Bodoni, the great eighteenth-century Parma printer. In 1923 the Italian government granted the press the sole right to use the original Bodoni matrices housed in the Biblioteca Palatina. “Mardersteig’s approach was closer to that of the early scholar printers like Aldus Manutius or Robert Estienne than to the dilettantes of the Arts and Crafts Movement; the result has been that Officina Bodoni books have a value far above their success as examples of fine printing: they are…designed to be read.” (Cave, 177). First published in four separate parts during World War II, The Four Quartets “were the first of Eliot’s poems to reach a wide public (they were seen as a unifying force in the war years), and they succeeded in communicating in modern idiom the fundamentals of Christian faith and experience” (Drabble, 364). A fine signed copy.

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ja mes fenimore cooper
“How All His Pages Glow With Creative Fire!”: Rare First Issue Of Cooper’s Classic The Last Of The Mohicans In Contemporary Tree Calf
35. COOPER, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. By the Author of “The Pioneers.” Philadelphia, 1826. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tree sheep gilt sympathetically rebacked, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $38,000. Scarce first edition, first issue, of Cooper’s classic tale in handsome contemporary tree calf. One of the highlights of early American literature. “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… The 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 American 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). First issue, with page 89 misnumbered 93, Chapter XVI numbered XIV in Volume I (page 243), and page vii correctly numbered (in some copies it is numbered “vi”; BAL states that “examination suggests that the folio was correctly set and the ‘i’ may have dropped out during the printing,” the sequence of states has not been established). State A of Volume II (sequence of states not determined) with “a Book” in the fifth line of the copyright notice. Spiller & Blackburn 7. BAL 3833. Bookplates. Internally generally quite clean and bright, some faint scattered foxing, marginal repair to last leaf of text. Expertly rebacked, with some very slight rubbing to extremities, tight, solid and handsome. An exceptional copy.

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a n thon y burgess
“What’s It Going To Be Then, Eh?”: Scarce First Edition Of A Clockwork Orange, With Burgess’ Original Ending
36. BURGESS, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. London, 1962. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $9500.

First edition of Burgess’ controversial classic, with the original last chapter (in contrast to the first American edition), in rarely found first-issue dust jacket. Inspired in part by an attack on Burgess’ pregnant wife, Burgess’ most famous novel is a “compelling and often comic vision of the way violence comes to dominate the mind” (Clute & Nicholls, 175). “The most discussed aspect of this book is the slang Burgess created for his teenaged characters. Called ‘nadsat,’ it combines Cockney slang with Russian… A Clockwork Orange serves as a forum for the discussion of the nature of language and the conflicts between free will and determinism” (New York Public Library, Books of the Century, 164). Director Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film adaptation “was based on the incomplete U.S. edition, which omitted the crucial last chapter in which, as Burgess later said, ‘my young thuggish protagonist grows up… and recognizes that human energy is better expended on creation than destruction’” (Anatomy of Wonder II-190). This first edition includes Burgess’ original, preferred ending. Firstissue dust jacket, with price of 16 shillings on front flap. Lewis, 66. Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 36. Owner booklabel. A beautiful, fine copy.

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gustav e fl aubert
“Bovary C’est Moi”: Scarce First Edition Of Flaubert’s Masterpiece, In Exceptionally Rare Original Wrappers
37. FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Moeurs de Province. Paris, 1857. Two volumes. Thick 12mo, original printed pale green paper wrappers, glassine, custom half morocco chemises and morocco-edged slipcases. $18,000. Rare first edition, first issue in book form, of Flaubert’s literary masterpiece, “the definitive model of the novel” (Émile Zola) and the work that “ushered the age of realism into modern European literature,” in exceptionally rare original wrappers. A beautiful copy. Upon publication of Madame Bovary, both Flaubert and his publisher were brought to trial on charges of immorality and narrowly escaped conviction (the same tribunal found Charles Baudelaire guilty on the same charge six months later). Although purportedly based in part on the circumstances of Flaubert’s friend Louise Pradier, the author’s claim that “Madame Bovary is myself,” with his unrelenting objectivity and deep compassion for his characters, earned him a reputation as the great master of the Realist school of French literature. Flaubert’s attention to minute particulars of description and his belief in “le mot juste” significantly influenced later writers and thinkers, making Madame Bovary integral to the evolution of modern literature. First serialized in La Revue de Paris in October and December of 1856, this is the first issue in book form, with misspelling of “Senard” as “Senart” on dedication page. With both half titles; bound without publisher’s advertisements. Text in French. Armorial bookplate of William M. Fitzhugh, the renowned book collector, laid in. Small closed tear to rear wrapper and glassine of Volume I and mild toning to spines. A superb copy in about-fine condition, exceedingly rare in fragile original wrappers.

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i a n fleming
“He Must Play The Role… The Man Who Was Only A Silhouette”
38. FLEMING, Ian. Moonraker. London, 1955. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $15,000. Scarce first edition of Fleming’s third novel, in which Bond must foil the attempt of a British industrialist to destroy London with a nuclear weapon, in first-issue dust jacket. Considered by many to be one of the best of the Bond books, Moonraker afforded Fleming “an opportunity to wax lyrical about the England he loved—the ‘panorama full of color and excitement and romance’… [Fleming also] skillfully reintroduced notes of ambiguity and realism into the life of his globe-trotting hero… Noël Coward read Moonraker in proof in Jamaica and pronounced, ‘It is the best thing he has done yet, very exciting… His observation is extraordinary and his talent for description vivid’” (Lycett, 253-54, 269). The early Bond novels are quite scarce. “This title is extremely rare in fine condition” (Biondi & Pickard, 42). With “shoot” instead of “shoo” on page 10, penultimate line; no priority established. Sheets bulk at 19mm, no priority established. First-issue dust jacket, with flap price “10s. 6d. net” and jacket design credit line on the front flap (Biondi & Pickard, 42). Made into the 1979 film of the same title with Roger Moore as Bond and Lois Chiles as Dr. Holly Goodhead. Book fine; light toning to spine and soiling to white back panel (as often) of bright, unrestored dust jacket with price-clipped front flap. A near-fine copy.

“In This Book He Is Unsurpassable”
39. FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $4500. First trade edition of the first novel in the acclaimed and popular Snopes trilogy, in original dust jacket. The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight’s Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner’s best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as “nothing short of superb—subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil War… In this book he is unsurpassable.” Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. Book fine, bright dust jacket with only slight soiling to rear panel and light wear and toning to extremities. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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“The Scent Of Bitter Almonds Always Reminded Him Of The Fate Of Unrequited Love”: García Márquez’s Love In The Time Of Cholera, One Of Only 350 Signed Copies
40. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera. New York, 1988. Octavo, original half pink cloth, printed acetate dust jacket, slipcase. $5200. Signed limited first edition in English, number 299 of only 350 copies signed by García Márquez, “printed on special paper and specially bound,” his “shining and heartbreaking novel” (Thomas Pynchon), in original acetate and slipcase. “Suppose… it were possible not only to swear love ‘forever,’ but actually to follow through on it…? This is the extraordinary premise of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s new novel Love in the Time of Cholera, one on which he delivers, and triumphantly” (Thomas Pynchon, New York Times). García Márquez’s first major work after winning the Nobel Prize in 1982, this romantic tale of the enduring love between the aging Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza often ranks, among the author’s fans, second only to One Hundred Years of Solitude. First published as El Amor en los Tiempos de Cólera in Colombia and Mexico in 1985. A fine signed copy.

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“Glows With The Fire Of A Suppressed, Secret, Feverish Excitement”: First Edition Of The Scarlet Letter In Unrestored Original Cloth, With A Receipt From The Salem Customs House Signed By Hawthorne Tipped In
41. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Boston, 1850. Octavo, original brown cloth, custom clamshell box. $18,000. First edition of Hawthorne’s American classic, one of only 2500 copies printed, in unrestored original cloth, with a 1848 Port of Salem customs inspection receipt signed by Hawthorne tipped in. The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and “made Hawthorne’s fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville’s Moby-Dick” (Bradley et al., 652). The novel “glows with the fire of a suppressed, secret, feverish excitement… a fire that neither wanes nor lessens, but keeps at its original scorching heat for years” (Allibone I:805). First edition, Clark’s typesetting states x1 and a2, no priority established. With four pages of publisher’s advertisements dated in March 1850 (the month of publication) inserted between the front endpapers. Clark A16.1; BAL 7600. Wakeman 306. The 1848 customs house receipt, printed on light blue paper and finished in manuscript, is signed by Hawthorne as Surveyor of the Salem Custom House. The Scarlet Letter’s introductory essay, “‘The Custom-House,’ purportedly a straightforward account of his experience as surveyor, attacks officials who connived in his dismissal while vindicating himself” (ANB). Owner signature dated in the month of publication, book label of bibliophile Stephen H. Wakeman, noted for his collection of 19th-century American literature. Interior fine. Light wear to cloth extremities, more so to spine ends; light soiling to boards. A near-fine, unrestored copy with exceptional provenance and most scarce with a receipt by Hawthorne tipped in. A truly extraordinary copy.

Lovely First Edition Of Sue Grafton’s First Kinsey Millhone Mystery, Signed By Her
42. GRAFTON, Sue. “A” is for Alibi. New York, 1982. Octavo, original gray paper boards, dust jacket. $6500. First edition of the original Kinsey Millhone mystery, signed on the title page by Sue Grafton. The first in Sue Grafton’s enormously popular alphabet series. A fine signed copy.

“I Was Leaning Against The Bar In A Speakeasy”
43. HAMMETT, Dashiell. The Thin Man. New York, 1934. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $12,000. First edition of one of Hammett’s most popular novels, featuring the husband-and-wife detective team of Nick and Nora Charles, in rarely found original unrestored dust jacket. “The most important member of the hard-boiled school,” Dashiell Hammett wrote only five novels. In Thin Man, the last of these, “the semi-humorous exploits of Nick and Nora Charles were the most financially successful of all Hammett’s books, inspiring numerous films and a radio and television series” (Steinbrunner & Penzler, 186-7). With “First Edition” on copyright page. Scarce original dust jacket, “noted with highlights in either red or green [this copy]” (Layman A6.1.a.). Hubin 190. Interior fresh and clean, boards faded unevenly as usual, spine quite bright; slight edge-wear, slight chipping and some toning to spine of dust jacket. A highly desirable near-fine book in rarely found unrestored dust jacket.

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“The Essence Of Hemingway”
44. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Death in the Afternoon. New York and London, 1932. Octavo, original black cloth gilt, dust jacket. $5500. First edition, first issue, of Hemingway’s early work on bullfighting, in scarce original dust jacket. Dos Passos praised the book as “an absolute model for how that sort of thing ought to be done,” and a contemporary review in The New York Herald Tribune described it as “full of the vigor and forthrightness of the author’s personality, his humor, his strong opinions—and language… In short, it is the essence of Hemingway” (Mellow, 415). With brightly-colored frontispiece of “The Bullfighter” by Juan Gris and numerous black-and-white bullfighting photographs. First issue, with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page. Hanneman A10a. Book fine; expert restoration to scarce dust jacket.

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v ictor hugo
“Jean Valjean, My Brother, You No Longer Belong To Evil, But To Good”: First Edition In English Of Les Misérables
45. HUGO, Victor. Les Misérables. London, 1862. Three volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan calf gilt, custom clamshell box. $12,000. Scarce first edition in English, published the same year as the first French language edition, of Hugo’s greatest work “and one of the most influential novels ever written,” in handsome contemporary binding. Begun by Hugo in 1843 after his daughter’s accidental death, the publication of Les Miserables in 1862 proved an enormous critical and popular success; its immediate translations brought Hugo international fame. The great novel “has been hailed as a masterpiece of popular literature, an epic poem in prose about God, humanity and Hugo… Hugo hoped that Les Misérables would be one of if not the ‘principal summits’ of his body of works. Despite its length, complexity and occasionally unbelievable plot and characterization, it remains a masterpiece of popular literature” (Dolbow, 149, 214). With half titles. Translated by Lascelles Wraxall. Harris, 76. Inner hinges expertly reinforced. Only minor rubbing to bindings. Elusive.

“A Great Slob Of A Man In Violent Revolt Against The Entire 20th Century”: Scarce First Edition Of A Confederacy Of Dunces, Signed by Walker Percy
46. TOOLE, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge and London, 1980. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $9200. 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 on the title page by Walker Percy. “This novel has a sad history behind it. The author sent it to every publisher in America, all of whom rejected it. After the final rejection (by Knopf) Toole committed suicide. He was only 32. His mother gave the manuscript to Walker Percy, who secured its publication by Louisiana State University Press, and it was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. Its virtues have now been universally recognized” (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels, 125). “A masterwork of comedy… A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities …. nothing less than a grand comic fugue” (New York Times). First state dust jacket, without Chicago Sun-Times blurb on the rear panel. A fine copy, signed by Percy.

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“The First Published Critical Work On Finnegans Wake”: With Samuel Beckett’s First Work In Book Form, Inscribed By Beckett To Literary Agent Roslyn Targ
47. (BECKETT, Samuel) (JOYCE, James). Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. By Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen... Paris, 1929. Octavo, original cream paper wrappers, glassine. $4000. First edition, number 34 of only 96 numbered copies printed on Vergé d’Arches paper, of Sylvia Beach’s third and last Joyce publication, a collection of essays on his yet-unpublished Finnegan’s Wake, with Samuel Beckett’s essay, his first publication in book form, inscribed on the part title: “For Roslyn Targ very cordially Sam. Beckett.” This scarce collection of essays on Joyce’s last novel was issued by Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company in May 1929. As Beach recalled in her memoirs, “The book was composed of 12 studies of Joyce’s new Work in Progress by 12 writers… who had been watching Work in Progress from the beginning, each seeing it from his own angle, but interested in Joyce’s experiment.” Of these major essays by writers such as Stuart Gilbert and William Carlos Williams—“the best was by Samuel Beckett” (Ellman, 613). “Dante… Bruno. Vico.. Joyce” is the first appearance of Beckett’s work in book form. Also issued in a trade edition. Literary agent Roslyn Siegel Targ represented “the foreign or domestic rights of Chester Himes, Harold Robbins, John Dos Passos, Erich Maria Remarque, J.D. Salinger, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others” (Kellman, 241). She was married to noted editor, publisher, and bibliophile William Targ, a long-time admirer of Beckett and his work. With a secretarial presentation inscription from publisher Sylvia Beach to Camilla Steinbrugge, her lover after the suicide of Beach’s long-time partner Adrienne Mounier in 1955. A fine copy of this notoriously fragile volume, with exceptional provenance, most scarce inscribed by Beckett.

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“There Was A Moocow Coming Down Along The Road…”: Lovely First Edition Of Joyce’s Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
48. JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York, 1916. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom clamshell box. $16,000. First edition of Joyce’s classic stream-of-consciousness work, published in New York against numerous attempts to remove “offending passages”—a defining moment in the history of free expression and the emergence of the modern novel. A beautiful copy. 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. The difficulty was exacerbated because, as everyone knew, only a year earlier, in England, the entire edition of D.H. Lawrence’s novel The Rainbow had been destroyed by the police. Publishers and printers on both sides of the Atlantic were intimidated” (de Grazia, 18). The novel was not published in England until 1917. Without extraordinarily rare dust jacket. Slocum & Cahoon A11. Interior fresh and fine, only most minor wear to spine ends of bright publisher’s cloth. An about-fine copy, very desirable in such lovely condition.

“Because The Only People For Me Are The Mad Ones”: First Edition Of On The Road
49. KEROUAC, Jack. On the Road. New York, 1957. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $10,000. First edition of Kerouac’s second and most important novel, “a physical and metaphysical journey across America.” A lovely copy in scarce colorful unrestored dust jacket. “Between 1947 and 1950, Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac took off on a freewheeling journey through the USA and Mexico in search of something outside their domestic experience. Ten years later their adventures were related in On the Road… The novel’s composition has become a wellknown anecdote in its own right. Returning home from his wanderings, Kerouac spent almost a year pondering how (specifically, in what form) he might convey the life he had been living. Several false starts were made, but in April 1951 he fed a 120-foot roll of teletype into his typewriter, typed for three weeks and the result, largely unrevised, was On the Road” (Parker, 339). “Just before Jack Kerouac died in 1969, he told Neal Cassady that he feared he would die like Melville, unknown and unappreciated in his own time… On the Road has become a classic of the Beat Movement with its stream-of-consciousness depiction of the rejection of mainstream American values set in a physical and metaphysical journey across America” (Book in America, 136). Bruccoli & Clark I:217. Contemporary owner signature. Book fine; slight chipping to spine ends of scarce near-fine dust jacket, color fresh and unfaded. A beautiful copy.

Signed By Norman Mailer
50. MAILER, Norman. Naked and the Dead. New York and Toronto, 1948. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $4200. First edition of Mailer’s landmark first novel—“the best war novel to emerge from the United States”—boldly signed on the title page by Mailer. Norman Mailer, who “loomed over American letters longer and larger than any writer of his generation… burst on the scene in 1948 with The Naked and the Dead” (New York Times). Mailer’s electrifying debut conveys, “with great accuracy and power, the agony of the American troops in the Pacific campaign… It remains Mailer’s best, and certainly the best war novel to emerge from the United States” (Burgess, 42-3). First edition, first issue with Rinehart colophon on copyright page; first issue dust jacket without reviews on rear flap. Book fine; only lightest edge-wear to scarce about-fine dust jacket.

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“Sorry About Your Sister Dating A Lannister”: Set Of Five First Editions In George R.R. Martin’s Game Of Thrones Series, Each Volume Signed Or Inscribed By Him
51. MARTIN, George. Game of Thrones. WITH: A Clash of Kings. WITH: A Storm of Swords. WITH: A Feast for Crows. WITH: A Dace with Dragons. New York, 1996-2011. Five volumes. Thick octavo, original paper boards, dust jackets. $5500. Set of five first editions in Martin’s Game of Thrones series—“one of the best fantasy series ever written”—with Volume I (Game of Thrones) inscribed on the title page, “To Sharon, All best, George R.R. Martin”; Volume II (Clash of Kings) inscribed on the half title in the month of publication, “To Hodge, Keep your sword sharp, George R.R. Martin, 2/28/99”; Volume III (Storm of Swords) inscribed on the half title, “To Hodge, Hear me roar! Sorry about your sister dating a Lannister, George R.R.Martin”; and Volume IV (A Feast for Crows) and V (Dance of Dragons) each boldly signed on the title page. Publication of the first five novels in George R.R. Martin’s brilliantly conceived Game of Thrones series, earned him the title of “the American Tolkien” (Time Magazine). “Martin possesses a nearly supernatural gift for storytelling… His finest creations thus far are Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen… Moreover, historical asides are inseparable from the books’ larger narratives, so as you’re propelled through the story, the sensation is like riding a wave” (New York Times). Likened to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga and T.H. White’s Once and Future King, critics calls this “one of the best fantasy series ever written” (Denver Post). Basis for the HBO series. A fine set.

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“A Salesman Is Got To Dream, Boy. It Comes With The Territory”: Signed By Arthur Miller
52. MILLER, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. New York, 1949. Octavo, original orange cloth, dust jacket. $7500. First edition of Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, boldly signed on the half title by Miller, in scarce original dust jacket. “Miller came into his own with Death of a Salesman, thought by some critics to be the most significant of modern tragedies; the drama won a Pulitzer Prize and a Critics’ Circle Award” (American Literature, 286). First-issue dust jacket, without mention of New York Drama Critics Circle Award for 1949 and with Esther Handler photo credit on rear flap. Jensen A.IV1a. Book fine; light edgewear, faint soiling to near-fine dust jacket.

“Master Of My Ship, You Mutinous Dog!”: First Issue Of Mutiny On The Bounty, Inscribed By Hall And Additionally Signed By Nordhoff
53. NORDHOFF, Charles and HALL, James Norman. Mutiny on the Bounty. Boston, 1932. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $4500. First edition, second issue, of the first novel in Nordhoff and Hall’s Bounty trilogy, in scarce first-issue dust jacket, inscribed: [by Hall] “For Lillian Moses with best wishes from James Norman Hall, [by Nordhoff] Chas Nordhoff.” Journalists Nordhoff and Hall began working together in 1920 and soon moved to Tahiti to write articles for Harper’s Magazine. After settling there, they expanded their collaboration to include novels. Using Sir John Barrow’s The Mutiny of the Bounty (1831) as inspiration, the writers enjoyed “enormous popular and critical success” with this first of a trilogy about the H.M.S. Bounty. Their work “remains a model of meticulous research, realistic plotting and dialogue, and romantic painterly description” (ANB). First adapted to the screen in 1935, the film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable was nominated for eight Oscars and won Best Picture. In 1962, the adaptation starring Marlon Brando earned seven Oscars. Second issue, with pictorial endpapers; in first-issue dust jacket, with no reviews on back flap. Bruccoli & Clark III:256. In half navy morocco gilt pictorial clamshell box. Lightest dampstaining to gutter and top and bottom edges of text block, not affecting text. Moderate dampstaining to spine and top and bottom edges of cloth; light toning to spine. Dust jacket exceptionally bright and about-fine. A most desirable copy of a title seldom found inscribed.

Inscribed By Mario Puzo
54. PUZO, Mario. The Godfather. New York, 1969. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $6000. First edition of Puzo’s Cosa Nostra classic, inscribed on the half title, “To Jonah, On his graduation, The best of luck, Mario Puzo,” in scarce original dust jacket. In order to better support his family, Mario Puzo—who had written two critically praised but modestly performing books—decided to create a purely commercial novel. Even so, The Godfather not only “outsold every other novel of the 1970s” but also “found favor with most critics” (ANB). Puzo co-wrote the screenplay for the 1972 film, which won three Oscars, including Best Screenplay Adaptation for Puzo and director Francis Ford Coppola. Books of the Century, 266-7. Book fine; slight edge-wear, small closed tears to colorful dust jacket. A near-fine copy, scarce inscribed.

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“A Sense Of Life—Boundless, Frustrated, But Undying”: Complete Collection Of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Works In English, Nearly All In First Edition And Many Signed
55. SINGER, I.B. Complete collection of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s works in first edition. New York, et al., 1950-98. Together, 48 volumes. Octavo, original boards, dust jackets or slipcases, as issued with each title. $28,000. Complete collection of the 1978 Nobel laureate’s works in English, nearly all in first edition, and almost all of them signed by the author. Critic Richard Plant memorably wrote that from the pages of Singer’s classic The Family Moskat “rises a sense of life—boundless, frustrated, but undying”—this same phrase could be applied to all of Singer’s impressive body of work. “Singer received the Nobel Prize in 1978 for his literature about Jewish life and culture in Europe, a world that had been annihilated in World War II, and for books written in Yiddish… Singer is a lone storyteller in Yiddish, mourning the premature demise of his culture and re-creating in story after story that vanished world” (Pribic, 405-09). Singer continued to write in Yiddish long after moving to New York, but he cooperated so closely with his English translators that he was practically writing in English as well—making this collection of his works in English all the more desirable. All of Singer’s fictional works in English are present, most in first edition, often in a signed limited issue of the first edition. This comprehensive collection also includes two of his non-fiction works, key works about Singer, and his older brother Israel Joshua Singer’s 1936 masterpiece The Brothers Ashkenazi. All volumes in near-fine to fine condition. A splendid set, carefully and patiently collected over many years.

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the ox ford english dictiona ry
“The Greatest Treasure-House Of Any Language In The World”: First Edition Of The Oxford English Dictionary, In Original Publisher’s Morocco-Gilt
56. (OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY) MURRAY, James, et al. (editors). A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles. Oxford, 1888-1928. Ten volumes bound in twelve. Thick folio (11-1/2 by 13-1/2 inches), publisher’s original threequarter dark maroon morocco gilt. $18,000. First edition in book form of the famous Oxford English Dictionary—“a project of unprecedented historical and cultural importance” (New York Times)—in the publisher’s deluxe morocco-gilt. “The N.E.D., as it was originally cited, or the O.E.D., as it is now known, is the greatest treasure-house of any language in the world, unrivalled for its comprehensiveness and ease of consultation as well as for its reliability and scholarship” (PMM 371). “The scheme of ‘a completely new English Dictionary’ was conceived in 1858… Herbert Coleridge and after him Dr. F. J. Furnivall, were the first editors. Their work, which covered 20 years, consisted mainly in the collection of materials, and it was not until Dr. J.A H. Murray took the matter up in 1878 that the preparation of the Dictionary began to take active form…. The essential feature of the Dictionary is its historical method, by which the meaning and form of the words are traced from their earliest appearance on the basis of an immense number of quotations, collected by more than 800 voluntary workers. The Dictionary contains a record of 414,825 words, whose history is illustrated by 1,827,306 quotations” (Drabble, 728). The first edition of the Dictionary was issued both in original parts and in book form. Bookplates. Interiors fine, minor expert restoration to spine heads of a few volumes. A beautiful set.

First Edition Of Slaughterhouse-Five, Signed By Vonnegut With A Self Portrait Sketch
57. VONNEGUT, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York, 1969. Octavo, original full blue cloth, dust jacket, custom cloth clamshell box. $8500. First edition of Vonnegut’s “most powerful novel,” boldly signed by him on the half title with a full-page self-portrait sketch and his characteristic flourish. “During the decade of the 1960s Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. emerged as one of the most influential and provocative writers of fiction in America… Slaughterhouse-Five, perhaps Vonnegut’s most powerful novel, presents two characters who can see beneath the surface to the tragic realities of human history but make no attempt to bring about change… The central event is the destruction of Dresden by bombs and fire storm—a catastrophe that Vonnegut himself witnessed as a prisoner of war” (Vinson, 1414-15). “A masterpiece… A key work” (Anatomy of Wonder II:1204). With “First Printing” on copyright page. Currey, 407. Cloth with light toning and rubbing to spine, slight soiling to boards. Dust jacket with light foxing. A near-fine inscribed copy.

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“It Never Was A War, Any More Than There’s War Between Men And Ants”
58. WELLS, H.G. The War of the Worlds. London, 1898. Octavo, original gray cloth. $4000. First edition of Wells’ classic and influential “scientific romance.” “Almost all of Wells’ best science fiction has an evolutionary subtext… The British Empire, like all others before it, represented the successful predation of the weak by the strong, and that was the subject, in a metamorphosed form, of The War of the Worlds” (Disch, 62-63). “The novel is a tour de force whose innumerable fictional offspring include numerous adaptations and homages, by far the most effective of which was Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater radio broadcast of 1938” (Anatomy of Wonder II-1234). Without extremely rare dust jacket. Without publisher’s catalogue at rear, no priority (Currey, 426). Contemporary owner gift inscription. A few spots of foxing and soiling to interior, only slightest rubbing and soiling to cloth, mildest toning to spine. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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“A Splendid Achievement”: Complete Set Of First Editions Of John Updike’s Acclaimed Rabbit Tetralogy, Each Volume Inscribed By Him
59. UPDIKE, John. Rabbit, Run. WITH: Rabbit Redux. WITH: Rabbit is Rich. WITH: Rabbit at Rest. New York, 1960-1990. Four volumes. Octavo, original cloth, dust jackets. $4800. First trade editions of all four novels in Updike’s critically acclaimed series, each volume inscribed by Updike and one volume additionally signed by him. John Updike’s Rabbit tetraology of four novels chronicles the life of ex-basketball player Rabbit Angstrom—a choice that “was inspired, one of those happy, instinctive accidents that so often shape a literary career” (Books of the Century, 450). The Washington Post hailed this first in the series as “brilliant and poignant.” Updike’s hero “is compelled by sex, for him a transcendence of death as well as the only real satisfaction provided by a banal existence” (Vinson, 1399); each subsequent volume was met with praise, the fourth volume winning the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. First edition of Rabbit, Run, with first trade editions of Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest—each preceded by a signed limited edition issued the same year. Interiors fine. Bindings generally fine, with just a bit of light wear to the extremities of Rabbit, Run. Dust jackets bright and fine with some wear to extremities and a half-inch closed tear to the rear panel of Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux dust jacket price clipped. A nearly fine set, scarce with all volumes inscribed.

“Massive, Impressive”: First Edition Of All The King’s Men
60. WARREN, Robert Penn. All the King’s Men. New York, 1946. Octavo, original maroon cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $6000. First edition in first-issue dust jacket of Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a “classic cautionary tale of power and corruption” (NPR) inspired by the life of the colorful and controversial Huey Long. “Robert Penn Warren, the nation’s first Poet Laureate, won the first of three Pulitzer Prizes in 1947 for All The King’s Men, a richly detailed study of the life and times of a populist politician named Willie Stark… inspired by the Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long” (New York Times). The novel was praised by Sinclair Lewis as “massive, impressive, yet so full of light subtleties and surprising drama that it is never ponderous.” “One is tempted to say that the truth Warren aims at is none other than the eternal verities of the human heart Faulkner regarded as the novelist’s great charge” (Contemporary Novelists, 1438). First-issue dust jacket, with “What Sinclair Lewis says…” on rear panel. Bruccoli & Clark I:402. Book about-fine with light rubbing to spine ends and extremities; dust jacket with usual fading to spine lettering, restoration to edges and fold of front flap and panel. An excellent and attractive copy.

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w illi a m sh a k espea re
“Perhaps The Best-Produced Shakespeare Edition Of The 18th Century”: The Splendidly Illustrated Hanmer Shakespeare, 1770-71
61. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works of Shakespear. Oxford, 1770-71. Six volumes. Royal quarto, period-style threequarter tan calf gilt. $16,500. Second edition of Hanmer’s famous illustrated set of Shakespeare, with 36 full-page copper-engravings (one for each play) by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman, along with frontispiece portrait after Chandos, and two plates of the Westminster and Stratford monuments. According to Thomas Dibdin, Hanmer’s “Oxford edition” was the first Shakespeare “which appeared in any splendid typographical form.” The first edition was published in a small press run in 1743-44; this second edition contains Pope’s original Preface, Rowe’s “Some Account of the Life, etc. of Mr. William of Shakespear,” additional notes by Percy, Warton and Hawkins and an expanded glossary. “This reprint of Hanmer on excellent paper, perhaps the best-produced Shakespeare edition of the 18th century, deserves more recognition than it has received… artistically the most delightful edition of Shakespeare” (Franklin, 31). Artist Francis Hayman was “the most proficient English illustrator of his time” (Ray, 5). His friend and collaborator, engraver Hubert Gravelot (who actually drew five of the illustrations himself under the pressure of time), was “one of the finest engravers and teachers of engraving” (Hodnett, 75). Editor Sir Thomas Hanmer was a Suffolk landowner and politician; he was “the only editor [of Shakespeare] who refused payment” (Franklin, 89). Grolier, Shakespeare’s Plays 11. Some expert archival paper repairs; three-inch tear to top corner of leaf Q in Volume V, not affecting text. A clean, wide-margined set in fine condition, splendidly bound.

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“It Is A True Poem And Writ By A True Man”: The Important Third Edition Of Whitman’s Leaves Of Grass, 1860
62. WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Boston, 1860. Octavo, original textured dark reddish orange cloth, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $3500. Third edition, scarce first issue, of “America’s second Declaration of Independence,” including much of the book’s celebrated content for the first time and personally seen through the press and designed by “the good gray poet” himself. By 1860, following a “creative surge,” Whitman found himself prepared to publish a third edition of Leaves of Grass, first published in 1855. In February 1860, Whitman received a letter from Thayer & Eldridge, a new publishing house in Boston, “crusaders of a transcendentalist bent”: “Dr Sir. We want to be the publishers of Walt Whitman’s poems—Leaves of Grass.—When the book was first issued we were clerks in the establishment we now own. We read the book with profit and pleasure. It is a true poem and writ by a true man” (Kaplan, 246-7). The young publishers, awed by Whitman, gave him complete editorial freedom, and Whitman not only proofread his own copy for this edition but also exercised “authority of a publisher in matters of typography, decorations, paper, presswork and binding” (Kaplan, 250). Among the poems appearing for the first time in this third edition are “Proto-Leaf,” “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking,” and the three major clusters, “Chants Democratic,” “Enfans d’Adam” and “Calamus.” Frontispiece portrait in state 1, priority undetermined; binding in Myerson state C (priority assumed). Myerson A.2.3.a. Bookplate. A few pencil markings. Inner paper hinges and text block with expert reinforcement, interior generally quite nice, only light soiling to cloth and a minor wear to extremities. A handsome copy in near-fine condition. Scarce.

“Scan The Horizon, See The Past In Relation To The Future; And So Prepare The Way For Masterpieces To Come”
63. WOOLF, Virginia. The Common Reader. WITH: The Common Reader. Second Series. London: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1925, 1932. Octavo, original half gray cloth, dust jackets. $12,000. First editions of the first and second volumes of Virginia Woolf’s popular and influential collections, praised by her friend and literary colleague Lytton Strachey as “divine and… classic,” in rare original dust jackets. The Common Reader was conceived as a collection of informal essays designed to introduce good literature to members of the wider public. When the first Common Reader was published in 1925 in an edition of only 1250 copies, The Observer praised it, noting that “few books can show a deeper enjoyment, a wider range, or a finer critical intelligence.” In fact, the Common Reader was so successful that “in refashioning the informal, critical essay to her own unique perspective, [Woolf] had taught a new generation how to read, how to become uncommon readers” (Willis 114). The first series includes Woolf’s essays on Jane Austen, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, modern fiction, modern essays, “The Russian Point of View,” “On Not Knowing Greek,” and many others. The second series shares the spirit and style of the first and includes, among others, the essays, “The Strange Elizabethans,” “Lord Chesterfield’s Letters to His Son,” “The Novels of Thomas Hardy,” and “How Should One Read a Book?” Kirkpatrick A8, A18a. Books about-fine, rare dust jackets very good with slight soiling, light wear and toning to extremities, and tape repairs to verso (Series I only). A scarce and desirable set.

A mericAnA
Flag Flown Aboard Apollo 12, Presented By NASA’s Flight Control Division
64. NASA. Small United States flag flown to Moon aboard Apollo 12. Houston, Texas, March 1970. Silk flag measures 4 by 5-1/2 inches; presentation matte measures 16 by 20 inches. Handsomely framed. $4800. Scarce vintage American silk flag carried to the Moon during Apollo 12, in presentation matte with signatures (mostly printed) of the men and women of NASA’s Flight Control Division. Launched on November 14, 1969, Apollo 12 was the second manned expedition to land on the surface of the Moon, this time in the region of the Oceanus Procellarum, or Ocean of Storms. This commemorative flag was flown aboard the mission; a paper label beneath it states it was presented to one Betty M. Taylor by NASA’s Flight Control Division, whose members’ signatures surround the flag. Most of the signatures appear printed, although some may have been added later by hand. Flag edges trimmed. Moderate foxing, light soiling, tape residue to matte. Some signatures faded. Flags flown in space during the Apollo program are scarce and desirable.

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A Great Native American Rarity: The First Book In The Osage Language, 1834
65. MONTGOMERY, William and REQUA, W.C. Washashe Wageressa Pahugreh Tse. The Osage First Book. Boston, 1834. 16mo, contemporary half brown sheep. $7800. Rare first edition of the first book in the Osage language, intended to teach English to Indian children through scripture lessons using parables and simple stories presented in both English and in Osage as transcribed into the English alphabet (with certain phonetic symbols added). The Osage, part of the great Sioux family of Indians, were a powerful tribe, found largely along the Mississippi and Missouri during the 19th century, exerting great influence in the region. Missionaries in the area made an active effort to “civilize” and bring Protestantism to those they viewed as savages. By the 1830s, the missionaries felt that they could best convert the Osage by separating children from their parents and teaching children separately. Thus, the first steps were taken toward expanding the English-language/Protestant influence over Osage children. “It was a prodigious task to learn the Osage language but it had to be done to make possible the best results. Several of the missionaries set to work at once upon their arrival to learn the language and to reduce it to writing. W.C. Requa and William Montgomery succeeded in working out a written language for their pupils. The production was the Osage First Book… Five hundred copies were printed in Boston in 1834 and much was expected from it, being the first book ever published in the Osage language” (Wardell, 294). A few small stains to text, binding in excellent condition. About-fine. Rare.

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ca lv in d . cow les /ci v il wa r atl a s
With Hundreds Of Large Folio Maps Of The Civil War
66. (CIVIL WAR) COWLES, Calvin D., compiler. An Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, 1891-95. Thirty-five volumes. Large folio (15-1/2 by 18-1/2 inches), original paper wrappers respined, maps laid in loose as issued, three custom chemises. $16,500. First edition of this superb atlas, with 175 double-folio plates, containing 821 colored maps and charts, 106 engravings, and 209 drawings of equipment, uniforms, insignia, and flags. In rare original paper wrappers. “The most important work in the literature of the Civil War, Official Records is the official government compilation of Civil War records, orders, dispatches, messages and correspondence relating to the military operations of the war… The monumental task of compiling records of the Civil War began with a joint resolution of Congress on 19 May 1864 and was continued by many individuals under the supervision of 16 successive secretaries of war” (Eicher 863). This atlas is an indispensable part of the Official Records, but is equally impressive on its own as the most comprehensive collection of maps pertaining to the Civil War. It consists of four sections, the largest of which details military operations in the field. The other sections relate to general topography, the delineation of military divisions and departments, and other miscellaneous topics. The maps, printed in several colors, are remarkably detailed, and the superb battlefield maps (often several to a sheet) specify troop positions and movements. Without the index. Nicholson, 47. Maps in fine condition, with just a bit of minor expert paper repair to the first few maps, faint foldlines to maps 141-145. Expert paper repairs to fragile paper wrappers. A magnificent production.

The War With The South, Extensively Illustrated
67. (CIVIL WAR) TOMES, Robert and SMITH, Benjamin G. The War with the South. New York, circa 1866. Three volumes. Quarto, publisher’s full tooled brown morocco gilt. $4200. Early edition, three volumes abundantly illustrated with 81 color-printed maps and engraved plates of historical figures and dramatic scenes of the Civil War, in beautiful publisher’s deluxe binding. In addition to all of its profound effects on American society, the Civil War marked “the beginning of the real growth and expansion of the subscription book business in the United States” (Fahs, 290). Multiple subscription houses published chronicles of the conflict; Tomes’ work originally saw print in parts, reflecting a belief that fighting would end quickly and would fill no more than a single volume’s worth of history. As the struggle, however, stretched on, Benjamin Smith was hired to complete the work; it ultimately filled three quarto volumes. Written from a distinctly Northern point of view, Tomes and Smiths’ account emphasizes the politics of the era. Like its many companion publications, it helped Americans discern the Civil War’s significance for the nation’s identity. First published in book form in 1862. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors, more so to preliminary and concluding leaves; title page and frontis of Volume II with minor expert paper repairs. A fine set, most handsome in publisher’s deluxe binding.

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“Here Began The Horrid Practice Of Forcing Africans Into Slavery”
68. CLARKSON, Thomas. The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament. London, 1808. Two volumes. Octavo, period-style three-quarter brown calf gilt. $5200. First edition of Clarkson’s classic history of the slave trade, with the famous large folding engraving of the arrangement of slaves on decks of the slave-ship Brookes according to the “humane” Dolben Bill of 1788, handsomely bound. Thomas Clarkson, who was “the heart and soul of the campaign for abolition,” led a handful of fervent activists working to untie slaveholding from the fabric of British life (Thomas, 495). His History would prove a vital document in the abolitionist struggles of Britain and America. The famous folding engraved plate of slaves closely fitted on decks of the slave-ship Brookes is one of the most powerful and influential images in the history of the anti-slavery movement. The Dolben Bill of 1788 had exacted a limit of the number of slaves per ship’s tonnage at five slaves per three tons. Anti-slavery activists obtained the measurements of the Brookes and imposed slaves on its decks in the ratio required by the “humane” Dolben Bill with stupefying results. In 1789, William Wilberforce had a scale model of the Brookes built (with images from this plate pasted on its decks), which he presented to the House of Commons during one of his most passionate and persuasive speeches. Also with folding map and engraved plate of shackles (V.I). Dumond, Antislavery, 169. Sabin 13486. Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing, expertly repaired closed tears to folding plate of slave ship, folding map.

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thom a s a lva edison
“In The Beginning, Before Edison, There Was Only Darkness”: Rare Official Document Signed By Thomas Edison, Marking The End Of His Film Studio With Its 1923 Sale, Together With Full Inventory To Be Sold
69. EDISON, Thomas Alva. Document signed. New Jersey, 1923. Original 31-page document in typescript (8 by 13 inches), completed in ink and signed on the top leaf with embossed seal and inkstamp of the notary public. $9500. Rare October 1923 official 31-page typewritten document signed by Edison on the top page. This exceptional signed document signals the end of Edison’s monumental and revolutionary years as a filmmaker with its listing of the film studio assets as purchased by producer Robert Giffen—including a Kinestoscope and Edison motion-picture camera, as well as hundreds of movie props, costumes and much more. “Thomas Alva Edison is the patron saint of electric light, electric power….In the beginning, before Edison, there was only darkness” (Stross, Wizard of Menlo Park). After his revolutionary inventions in “lighting, telegraphy, the improved phonograph and sound recording,” Edison turned to the emerging phenomenon of motion pictures (ANB). This rare official document, signed by Edison on the top page, signals the momentous end to Edison’s historymaking years as a filmmaker with Giffen’s final payment in full of $8,353.15 for the film studio inventory that Edison re-acquired from Lincoln & Parker. The document’s continuing 30 pages of typescript contain a thorough inventory of items sold by Edison to Giffen, including: an Edison Kinestoscope model D, Edison Super-Kinetoscopes and reels, an Edison Dictaphone and hundreds of items used in filmmaking—such as boxing gloves, Colt pistols, a box of “wax limbs,” rifles, a Pathe camera, an Edison motion picture camera and a 5x7 Graflex, along with lenses, tripods and filters, fencing masks and swords, and hundreds of costumes, including police uniforms, a “butler suit” and “cardinal robe,” parasols, petticoats, evening gowns, and much more. Signed top leaf loose as issued; succeeding pages secured at the upper edge with two small metal-rimmed punchholes. A rare signed document in film history, in fine condition.

“A Distinctly American Character Of Public Service For The American Press”: Rare Franklin And Hall Imprint, The Quaker Liberty Of The Spirit, 1759
70. (FRANKLIN, Benjamin) RUTTY, John. The Liberty of the Spirit and of the Flesh Distinguished. Philadelphia, 1759. Slim octavo, original brown front paper wrapper with spine and rear wrapper renewed, early stitching, custom clamshell box. $4500. First American edition of Quaker John Rutty’s work on spiritual and civic values, printed in Philadelphia by the firm of Benjamin Franklin and David Hall in 1759, with rarely found original front paper wrapper. “Of all those who plied the early American printing trade, Franklin was the most renowned and successful.” His views on civic responsibility and republicanism informed both his printing operations and a strong belief in freedom of the press. Franklin sought similar convictions in his associates, including the Scottish-born David Hall, who began as an apprentice to Franklin in 1743 before the two became partners in 1748. While Franklin, after 1748, was no longer involved in the routine operations of his and Hall’s busy printing concern, the historical record, Franklin scholarship and bibliographic authorities clearly note that his overarching role continued in many instances. Bookplate of “George Smith, M.D. Upper Darby,” likely belonging to the 19th-century Quaker physician who also served in the Pennsylvania State Senate and as an Associate Judge of the court of Common Pleas of Delaware County. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, faint occasional marginal dampstaining, expert restoration to front wrapper and early leaves. A very good copy of this rare Franklin and Hall imprint.

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“We Are Indisputably The Heirs To Hamilton’s America”
71. HAMILTON, Alexander. The Works… New York, 1810. Three volumes. Octavo (5-1/2 by 9 inches), original marbled paper boards, custom chemise and slipcase. $15,000. First edition of Hamilton’s collected Works, containing the third edition of the Federalist Papers, “the most influential American political work” (Streeter II: 1049), with engraved portraits of Hamilton, John Jay and Madison, exceptionally scarce uncut and in original marbled boards. Only six years after Hamilton was killed in a duel, this first edition of his three-volume Works was issued, a seminal three-volume collection that confirms Theodore Roosevelt’s view of Hamilton as “the most brilliant American statesman who ever lived” (Knott, 259). “Hamilton was the messenger from a future that we now inhabit… We are indisputably the heirs to Hamilton’s America” (Chernow, 4-6). Contains the third edition of The Federalist, preceded only by the rare 1787 first edition, the 1799 reissue and the 1802 second edition (Sabin 23982) Traces of removal of owner signatures. Early inked inscription (V.I). Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, Vol. III with faint occasional marginal dampstaining; Vol. I with two expert marginal paper repairs. Expert restoration to contemporary paper bindings and pastedowns. An extremely good copy, especially scarce in original marbled boards.

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woody gu thrie
“If You Find Any Lost People In Here, I Hope You Can Help Find Them”: Bound For Glory, Wonderfully Inscribed By Guthrie Within Weeks Of Publication
72. GUTHRIE, Woody. Bound for Glory. New York, 1943. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $16,500. First edition, in first-issue dust jacket, of the legendary folk singer’s autobiographical account of his Dust Bowl years, the first and only book he published in his lifetime, inscribed by him within weeks of publication and with a characteristically impish bit of rhyming, “To Ruth—Its the truth [sic]. If you find any lost people in here, I hope you can help find them. Woody Guthrie 4-3-43.” “Woody Guthrie inspired a generation of folksingers in the 1950s and 1960s who used music to comment on their society and culture with the idea of changing it… Guthrie’s anger at the injustices of American society was combined with a strong and abiding patriotism that he expressed eloquently in “Pastures of Plenty”—if necessary he would defend this land ‘with my life’ because ‘these pastures of plenty must always be free’” (ANB). In the New York Times, Orville Prescott wrote that Guthrie’s autobiographical Bound for Glory had “more triple-distilled essence of pure individual personality in it than any [book] in years’” and critics further praised his book as “an eloquent piece, wild as a train whistle in the mountains, a scrumptious picture of fighting, carousing, singing, laughing migratory America” (Books of the Century, 135). Guthrie’s wonderful inscription speaks to a friendly, personal relationship with the recipient, who may possibly be Ruth Henderson, wife of Woody’s cousin Jack Guthrie. Woody and Jack Guthrie performed together as “Oke and Woody” in Los Angeles in the 1930s and Ruth, who was also a singer, would occasionally join the act—her performance highlighted by a novelty routine in which Jack would snap cigarettes from Ruth’s mouth with a bullwhip. Text fresh, some edge-wear, mild soiling, bit of rubbing to spine head, repaired abrasions to spine affecting several letters; some edge-wear, chipping to spine ends of colorful dust jacket affecting the first two letters of spine title. A very good copy of this American classic with an especially memorable inscription.

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the feder a list
“The Most Important Work In Political Science That Has Ever Been Written In The United States”
73. HAMILTON, Alexander; JAY, John; and MADISON, James. The Federalist, on the New Constitution… New York, 1802. Two volumes bound in one. Thick octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown sheep, marbled boards, custom chemise and clamshell box. $24,000. Scarce and important second edition of The Federalist, the last published in Hamilton’s lifetime, revised and edited with his approval, the first edition to publicly identify Hamilton, Madison and Jay as authors—“the most famous and influential American political work” (Howes), scarce in contemporary sheep and marbled boards. This landmark edition, which appeared on December 8, 1802, was the last edition issued in Hamilton’s lifetime. Revised and edited by George Hopkins with Hamilton’s approval, it was this edition, also, that “publicly broke the poorly kept secrecy surrounding The Federalist’s authorship… by naming Hamilton, Madison and Jay as the authors” (Cooke, xv). “The 85 essays were designed as political propaganda, not as a treatise of political philosophy. In spite of this The Federalist survives as one of the new nation’s most important contributions to the theory of government” (PMM 234). The Federalist essays together “exerted a powerful influence in procuring the adoption of the Federal Constitution… The true principles of a republican form of government are here unfolded with great clearness and simplicity. The essays written by Hamilton exhibit a richness, elegance and force” (Church 1230). “The United States has produced three historic documents of major importance: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and The Federalist” (Cooke, ix). As such, “The Federalist is the most important work in political science that has ever been written, or is likely ever to be written, in the United States. It is, indeed, the one product of the American mind that is rightly counted among the classics of political theory. This work has always commanded widespread respect as the first and still most authoritative commentary on the Constitution of the United States” (Clinton Rossiter). Preceded only by the extraordinarily rare 1788 first edition (and the 1799 re-issue of the same sheets with a new title page). Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, Volume I title page with upper corner expertly restored, not affecting text; edge-wear, rubbing to contemporary boards. An extremely good copy of this scarce American work.

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“The Person Above Recommended Does Not Use Intoxicating Liquors To Such An Extent As To Interfere With His Duties As An Officer…”: Civil War Promotion Letter Endorsed And Signed By General Ulysses S. Grant
74. (PRESIDENTS) GRANT, Ulysses S. Letter signed. Young’s Point, Louisiana, 1863. Original leaf of lined ivory paper (7-3/4 by 10 inches) in manuscript on recto and verso. WITH: Carte-de-visite, vintage albumen print, 2-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches, mounted on 2-3/8 by 4-inch stiff card stock. $5300. 1863 letter signed by Ulysses S. Grant as Major General, one of over six endorsements for the promotion of a Union soldier in an 1863 autograph letter by Civil War Captain W.H. Clune, describing the soldier as a man who drinks but “does not use intoxicating liquors to such an extent as to interfere with his duties as an Officer,” also containing additional endorsements, on the letter verso with Grant’s, by Generals James W. Denver, the eponym of Denver, Colorado, Samuel A. Hurlbut and Charles S. Hamilton, together with those of Iowa Governor Samuel J, Kirkwood and Lt. Colonel John A. Rawlins, with a vintage carte-devisite portrait of Grant. Grant’s endorsement of the promotion of Howard from 2nd Sergeant, an enlisted rank, to 2nd Lieutenant, an officer, is all the more interesting since Captain Clune, in his letter, admits the soldier drank intoxicating liquors, but certifies that Howard “does not use intoxicating liquors to such an extent as to interfere with his duties as an Officer or set a bad example to those under his command.” This observation is, if there is truth to Lincoln’s famous observation, distinctly similar to Lincoln’s assessment of Grant. A fine signed letter and carte-de-visite.

Scarce Autograph Note Signed By Ulysses S. Grant Only Days After He Was Promoted To “General Of The Armies,” The First Of That Rank Since Washington
75. (PRESIDENTS) GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph note signed. Washington, DC, 1866 / 1885. Original ivory leaf (4-1/4 by 4-1/2 inches) in manuscript. WITH: Vintage carte-de-visite (2-1/2 by 4 inches) and three memorial cards, together matted and framed (entire piece measures 16 by 19 inches). $5500. 1866 Autograph note signed by Ulysses S. Grant and dated by him “July 30th, 1866”—only four days after Congress established the rank of “General of the Armies of the United States,” making Grant the first American to hold that distinction since Washington, handsomely matted and framed with a vintage carte-de-viste of Grant in uniform, circa 1865, and three printed memorial cards honoring Grant after his death in 1885. A splendid framed presidential piece. Grant’s signed autograph note is centered in this handsome frame together with a vintage carte-de-visite portrait of Grant in uniform, circa 1865 and displayed in the upper left corner. The carte-de-visite contains the photography studio inkstamp on the verso of: “J.E. McClees, Artist, 910 Chestnut St. Philadelphia.” The signed autograph note and carte-de-visite are elegantly matted and framed with three memorial cards honoring Grant after his death. A fine framed work.

Inscribed By President Reagan
76. (PRESIDENTS) REAGAN, Ronald. An American Life. New York, 1990. Octavo, original half blue cloth, dust jacket. $3800. First edition of the 40th President’s autobiography, inscribed by him on the flyleaf only one year after publication, “With Best Wishes Ronald Reagan May 7 - ’91.” President Reagan’s illustrated autobiography, with 16 pages of black-and-white photogravures. A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket, scarce inscribed.

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“To Honorable Adlai E. Stevenson From His Friend”: Specially Bound First Edition Presentation Copy Of Truman’s Two-Volume Memoirs, Warmly Inscribed By Him To Adlai Stevenson—An Exceptional Association Copy With Stevenson’s Marginalia Throughout
77. (PRESIDENTS) TRUMAN, Harry S. Year of Decisions. WITH: Years of Trial and Hope. Garden City, NY, 1955-56. Two volumes. Octavo, original cloth, slipcases. $12,500. First edition of a specially bound presentation copy of Truman’s twovolume Memoirs, an exceptional association copy inscribed by him on the half title of Volume II and its accompanying slipcase label, “To Honorable Adlai E. Stevenson from his friend Harry Truman 5/5/56,” with Stevenson’s penciled marginalia in the same volume, objecting to Truman’s descriptions of “mistakes” made by Stevenson in his 1952 bid for the presidency as Truman’s chosen successor. In 1952, Truman “turned to Stevenson as a possible presidential candidate… Stevenson’s welcoming speech to the delegates electrified the Chicago convention in July, and he won the nomination… Stevenson was a compelling candidate…. [yet] on prickly terms with President Truman,” and he ultimately lost to Eisenhower (ANB). Stevenson made a second bid for the presidency in 1956, but again lost to Eisenhower. This is one of a very few copies specially bound in blue cloth for presentation by Truman to select recipients. Volume II with penciled marginalia, attributed to Stevenson, to Truman’s account herein of the 1952 presidential campaign—in particular disputing Truman’s description of “several mistakes” made by Stevenson. A fine presentation copy with an exceptionally important and memorable association.

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m a rtin lu ther / pen nsy lva ni a / new jersey
A Great Rarity: First Edition Of The First Translation Of Martin Luther’s Catechism Into Lenape/Delaware, 1696, With Rare First-Issue Folding Map Of The American Colony Of New Sweden, In Original Calf With Arms Of Sweden’s King Charles XI
78. LUTHER, Martin. Lutheri catechismus / Õfwersatt pa AmericanVirginiske Sprãket. Stockholm, 1696. Small octavo, original full speckled brown calf, gilt-stamped arms of Charles XI of Sweden to both boards, his cipher stamped in spine compartments. $35,000. First edition of Swedish missionary Campanius’ exceedingly rare first translation into Lenape, the language of Delaware Indians, of Martin Luther’s shorter Catechism—“one of the first attempts at Lutheran missionary work… outside Europe”—one of only 500-600 copies printed in Sweden at royal expense with only “some 20 copies existing in public and private libraries” in Sweden, containing the most rare first issue of the folding map of the American colony of New Sweden, containing “the first detailed delineation of both banks of the [Delaware] river from Capes May and Henlopen to what is now Trenton.” Bound in original calf with gilt cipher and arms of Sweden’s King Charles (Karl) XI. In 1642, the Swedish-born Campanius left his homeland to journey to America and soon after his arrival “became the spiritual guide of the entire colony. He is the most eminent of the Swedish clergy who served New Sweden in its earlier days.” His Catechism was not published during his lifetime but, in the year 1696, when “interest in the Indian mission at Delaware reawakened, the book was printed and given out… The publication of Johan Campanius’ translation of the Catechism was primarily and undoubtedly due to his grandson, Thomas Campanius Holm.” The folding map is here in its rarely found first issue. One of the earliest detailed maps of Northeastern North America along the Delaware River, this important map identifies features and sites in present-day New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania; it contains “the first detailed delineation of both banks of the river from Capes May and Henlopen to what is now Trenton” (Quarter of a Millennium, 48). “This map is, as a rule, not to be found in the copies which have been preserved to our day.” “Acrelius, in his work on New Sweden, says that the book was printed at the royal expense… and that 500 copies were sent to New Sweden. For this reason a very small number of copies must have remained in Sweden. He further states that all copies were bound with the cipher and arms of Charles XI,” as is this copy (Church 760). Text in Swedish in gothic type and in Delaware in italic and roman types. Early annotations. In astonishingly fresh and fine condition.

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a lex a nder m ack enzie
1801 First Edition Of “The First Account Of An Ocean-To-Ocean Crossing Of The North American Continent”: An Inspiration For The Lewis And Clark Expedition, With Important Large Folding Maps
79. MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans. London, 1801. Quarto, contemporary full tree calf rebacked with original spine label laid down, custom clamshell box. $16,000. First edition of this cornerstone North American exploring narrative, complete with frontispiece portrait and three large folding maps of North America—the largest measuring approximately 31 by 20 inches and hand-colored in outline. “Of consummate importance in the literature of transcontinental travel… Mackenzie’s account of the fur trade is of almost equal interest” (Graff 2630), handsome in contemporary tree calf. On his first expedition in 1789 Mackenzie canoed nearly 3000 miles from Fort Chipewyan, in present-day Alberta, north and west along the river that now bears his name to the shores of the Arctic Ocean and back again. In 1793, again leaving from Fort Chipewyan, he took the Peace River west to the Continental Divide and continued on foot to the Pacific, thus becoming the first European to reach the Pacific across the Rockies. News of Mackenzie’s achievement, and his recommendation that the British fur trade set up shop at the mouth of the Columbia River, spurred Jefferson to organize a response that would reaffirm U.S. territorial rights to the Pacific Northwest. That response grew into the most important expedition in the history of North American exploration, the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-06. “First and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction” (Sabin 43414). Bound with half title and errata leaf. Wagner-Camp 1. Howes M133. Streeter VI:3653. Field 967. Armorial bookplate of John Bolton, who made his fortune as a Liverpool slave trader and entertained in style at his elegant Storrs Hall residence, holding regattas attended by such personages as William Wordsworth, Walter Scott, and Foreign Secretary George Canning. The errata have been corrected in ink by a neat, early hand. Usual faint offsetting from maps and minor closed tears near stubs, as usual. About two dozen leaves expertly cleaned, light foxing. An exceptional copy, beautifully bound.

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Inscribed By Robert Kennedy
80. KENNEDY, Robert. To Seek a Newer World. Garden City, 1967. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $3500. First edition, inscribed on the half title, “With Best Wishes, Robert Kennedy,” who served as the nation’s Attorney General and as Senator before he was assassinated in the midst of his campaign for the presidency. “The sixties were a turbulent decade, and Robert Kennedy responded to that turbulence with unusual directness and sensitivity. He had evolved from the rigid prosecutor of a decade earlier into a popular leader who combined political realism with social idealism and passion with humor” (Foner & Garraty, 614)—all qualities informing this collection of essays, which grew out of Kennedy’s 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. A fine copy, scarce inscribed.

With An American Flag Amelia Earhart Carried With Her On Her Transatlantic Flight: 20 Hours And 40 Minutes, One Of Only 150 Copies
81. EARHART, Amelia. 20 Hours and 40 Minutes Our Flight in the Friendship. New York, 1928. Octavo, original three-quarter maroon cloth. $15,000. Signed limited first edition, Author’s Autograph edition, one of only 150 copies signed by Earhart and the publisher on the limitation page, containing one of the small silk American flags Earhart carried from Boston to Wales on her flight across the Atlantic. “In April 1928 Earhart received the telephone call that would change her life: an offer to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic… Earhart agreed to go as a passenger, though ‘the idea of going as just ‘extra weight’ did not appeal to [her] at all.’ Following the departure from Trepassy, Newfoundland, at 11:40 a.m. on 17 June, the Friendship encountered miserable weather, and Earhart never touched the controls during the 20-hour, 40-minute flight. Stultz landed the Fokker on the water at Burry Port, Wales, and Earhart became an immediate sensation. Earhart was astounded by the reception she received… Earhart sensed her opportunity to promote her passions of aviation, feminism, and pacifism” (ANB). Illustrated with 61 black-and-white photographic plates. Without original glassine or box. Bookplate. Interior fine; expert reinforcement to inner paper hinges. Mild toning to top of front board. A near-fine copy, highly desirable.

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si x day wa r
“To Governor R. Reagan With Best Wishes”: Inscribed By Yitzak Rabin To Ronald Reagan, Exceedingly Scarce Presentation/Association First Edition Of Israel Defence Forces, The Six Day War, 1968
82. (RABIN, Yitzhak) (REAGAN, Ronald) Bar-On, Mordechai, Col., editor. Israel Defence Forces. The Six Day War 5.6.67… 10.6.67. Israel, 1968. Large quarto, original brown paper boards, dust jacket. $18,000. First edition of a seminal early record of the 1967 Six Day War, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed on the second page of text, shortly after publication, by then General Rabin to Ronald Reagan as Governor of California. Rabin, who became Israel’s Fifth Prime Minister, won the Nobel Peace Prize with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat one year before his assassination, and Reagan became America’s 40th President. This authoritative work, containing text by both Rabin and Moshe Dayan, features 12 full-page maps with color-outlined overlays and is profusely illustrated with hundreds of photogravures, many full page (15 in color), including photographs by noted photographers Cornell Capa and Don McCullin. This highly memorable presentation/association copy of Israel Defence Forces is inscribed by Yitzhak Rabin soon after publication to Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th President, who was then Governor of California. As General, Rabin led Israel to victory in the 1967 Six Day War and became Israel’s fifth Prime Minister. In 1994 Rabin won the Nobel Peace Prize with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat, the same year he was awarded the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, and only one year before his tragic assassination. In a prefatory essay to this important work, Moshe Dayan, as Israel’s Minister of Defence, writes: “During those Six Days, the Israel Defence Forces fought a coordinated campaign without let-up in desert and on mountain, in the air and on the sea, in night and day actions, with amour and infantry, from the walls of Jerusalem to Mount Hermon in the north and to Sharm e-Sheikh in the south.” With prefatory essay by Moshe Dayan and introduction by Rabin. Text by Nathan Shaham. Interior fresh and clean, boards with some tape residue at corners, some edge-wear, closed tears to dust jacket. An extremely good presentation copy with a very distinctive association.

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ch a rles stedm a n
“The Best Contemporary Account Of The Revolution From The British Side”
83. STEDMAN, Charles. History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. London, 1794. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full brown tree calf gilt. $23,000. First edition, wide-margined copy, of Stedman’s massive contemporary history, containing 15 military maps and plans (11 folding, the largest nearly 20 by 30 inches), handsomely bound in contemporary calf. Philadelphia-born military historian Charles Stedman was a Loyalist who served “with the British at Lexington and Bunker Hill, later became commissary to the army of Sir William Howe, and was with Cornwallis in the South” (New International Encyclopedia 21:485). Taken prisoner by American forces, he was sentenced to be hanged as a rebel but escaped. At war’s end Stedman moved to England where he authored his authoritative History—“considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution from the British side” (Sabin 91057). “The standard work on the subject” (DNB), Stedman’s History argues that Britain’s defeat was largely due to the failure of its politicians and ministers, and “the military genius of Britain was unimpaired; she rose with elastic force under every blow.” Ultimately, he concludes that the American Revolution “came as a surprise to the world… no invading army, in the present enlightened period, can be successful, in a country where the people are tolerably united” (449). Small shelf labels. Bookplates. Bookseller tickets. Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, small expert repairs to several folding maps and a few leaves; joints and extremities with a few expert repairs or restoration. A very handsome near-fine copy of this scarce contemporary history of the American Revolution.

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w illi a m bl ackstone
“At Once Acclaimed A Classic”: Scarce First Edition Of Blackstone’s Commentaries
84. (LAW) BLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford, 1765-69. Four volumes. Quarto, contemporary blind-stamped brown calf gilt rebacked. $23,000. Rare first edition of Blackstone’s landmark Commentaries, perhaps the single most important legal work in AngloAmerican history. One of the greatest achievements in legal history, Blackstone’s Commentaries of the Laws of England was instrumental to the definition of the English constitution and important in establishing common law as the basis of the American legal system. “The Commentaries are not only a statement of the law of Blackstone’s day, but the best history of English law as a whole which had yet appeared… the skillful manner in which Blackstone uses his authorities new and old, and the analogy of other systems of law, to illustrate the evolution of the law of his day, had a vast influence, both in England and America” (NYU, 34). The Commentaries helped clarify English law by introducing to the public its formative traditions. “Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine… Blackstone’s great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation… He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome” (PMM 212). Armorial bookplates of two Lords Willoughby de Broke. Some light, inoffensive foxing; occasional faint dampstaining to upper edges of Volume III without affecting text. Volume II with expert repair to title page, Table of Consanguinity bound in upside down. Generally a fine set in contemporary calf.

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“The Most Substantial Prose Work Published In His Lifetime”
85. MILTON, John. The History of Britain. London, 1670. Small quarto, early 20th-century full straightgrain navy morocco gilt. $4200. First edition, first issue, of Milton’s electrifying historical chronicle, a work that “reads like a prose version of Paradise Lost,” with engraved frontispiece portrait and headpieces, splendidly bound by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd. “The most substantial prose work published in his lifetime… Milton’s magisterial History of Britain” is increasingly regarded as a work ahead of its time. Begun in the late 1640s but not published until 1670, Milton’s historical narrative “reads like a prose version of Paradise Lost, recounting a series of falls—invasions and occupations—holding out the promise of redemption… Derided in its day, fated to obscurity in the ensuing three centuries, History of Britain is a text for our time… lit up by an electrifying lyrical power unsurpassed in Milton’s poetry (Maley, The Times). Armorial bookplate of Welsh coalowner and shipowner, and book collector of note, Thomas Edward Watson; his collection included a Shakespeare First Folio. Bookplate. Old ownership inscription (title page), marginalia (largely faded due to light washing of text). Occasional light foxing. An excellent copy, handsomely bound.

Signed By Monty
86. MONTGOMERY, Bernard Law. A History of Warfare. London, 1968. Quarto, original red cloth, dust jacket, cardboard box. $1800. First edition of Montgomery’s study of warfare, signed by him, an exceptionally fine copy in original dust jacket and scarce publisher’s cardboard box. In this thorough examination of man’s tendency, ability and need to make war, Montgomery traces the history of conflict from ancient battles to atom bombs. Richly illustrated with photographic plates, many printed in color, and numerous maps of military campaigns. First trade edition, precedes the signed limited edition of the following year. A fine signed copy in the scarce original box.

Sloane’s Illustrated Life Of Napoleon
87. (NAPOLEON) SLOANE, William Milligan. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York, 1896. Four volumes. Folio (9 by 12 inches), contemporary threequarter red morocco. $4500. First edition of Sloane’s monumental account of Napoleon’s personal and military life, with over 300 illustrations, portraits and maps, many in color. Historian William Sloane was professor of history at Princeton University and president of the American Historical Association. “Of Sloane’s writings, that which attracted the most attention was his Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was published originally in the form of a serial in the Century Magazine, beginning in November 1894, enlarged into four massive volumes in 1896… The product of many years of elaborate investigation, it was sumptuously illustrated and composed” (DAB). Armorial bookplate. Interiors clean and fine; touch of light wear to corners only. A handsome set in about-fine condition.

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“A Landmark Event In Scottish Legal History”: Scarce First Edition Of Baron David Hume’s TwoVolume Commentaries On The Law Of Scotland Respecting… Crimes, 1797, Together With His Rarely Found Supplemental Notes, 1814
88. (LAW) HUME, David. Commentaries on the Law of Scotland Respecting the Description and Punishment of Crimes. Two Volumes. WITH: Supplemental Notes. Edinburgh, 1797, 1814. Three volumes. Quarto, Commentaries: contemporary full calf rebacked; Notes: original blue-gray paper boards rebacked. $5800. First edition of Baron Hume’s groundbreaking Commentaries, the “standard work on Scottish criminal law” (DNB), an exceptional two-volumes in contemporary calf, together with the rarely found first edition of his Supplemental Notes, uncut in original boards. A seminal work by the nephew of philosopher David Hume, laying “the foundations of our modern criminal law.” “A landmark event in Scottish legal history occurred in 1797 when Baron David Hume, nephew of the philosopher… published his Commentaries on the Law of Scotland Respecting the Description and Punishment of Crimes (Hewitt, Symbolic Interactions, 1). A prominent judge and professor of law at the University of Edinburgh, Hume “laid the foundations of our modern criminal law” (British Justice, Hamlyn Lectures). Commentaries provides “the classic statement of Scottish criminal law. The end result of Hume’s work, published in 1797, was… a clarification and consolidation of Scottish legal practice in criminal matters. No other legal writer had managed to achieve this before” (Kilday, 32). Early owner signatures. Text fresh and clean with light scattered foxing. Near-fine.

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“Shakespeare’s Storehouse Of Classical Learning”
89. PLUTARCH. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes… London, 1657. Two parts in one. Thick folio (9 by 13-1/2 inches), contemporary full brown calf gilt rebacked and recornered. $4500. Expanded 17th-century edition of the first English translation of Plutarch’s Lives, one of the most influential works of the Elizabethan era and a major Shakespeare source, the first edition to contain the lives of 20 “Eminent Persons of ancient and latter times,” including Archimedes, Diogenes, Homer, Charlemagne, and Gutenberg, with numerous in-text woodcut portraits. “The Lives are works of great learning and research, and Plutarch is careful to quote his authorities, whose number indicates a formidable amount of reading… the influence of Plutarch’s method has been constantly manifest in the biographies of the modern great and in the authors who have been inspired by it. Shakespeare relied almost exclusively on Plutarch for the historical background of ancient Rome” (PMM 48). To Plutarch’s Lives “we owe the existence of the plays of Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, and Antony and Cleopatra, while A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, and Timon of Athens are all indebted to it” (DNB). The first edition of North’s translation, the first into English, was published in 1579. Partial leaf (1-1/4 by 6-3/4 inches) handwritten with bibliographic collation tipped to front pastedown, along with inked notation. Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing, tiny bit of marginal wormholing to several leaves not affecting text, faint rubbing to boards. Extremely good.

“The Basis For The Contemporary Rational Understanding Of The Entire World”: First English Edition Of Lucretius’ On The Nature Of Things, 1656
90. LUCRETIUS. (EVELYN, John, translator). An Essay on the First Book of… De Rerum Natura. London, 1656. 12mo, contemporary dark brown sheep rebacked. $9000. First edition in English of “one of the grandest and most moving poems in the Latin language” (PMM)—a book lost for a millennium, the rediscovery of which helped pave the way for the Renaissance—with engraved frontispiece by Hollar after Mary Evelyn. “When it returned to full circulation after a millennium, much of what [De Rerum Natura] said about a universe formed out of the clash of atoms in an infinite void seemed absurd. But those things that first were deemed both impious and nonsensical turned out to be the basis for the contemporary rational understanding of the entire world… Wonder did not depend on gods and demons and the dream of an afterlife; in Lucretius it welled up out of a recognition that we are made of the same matter as the stars and the oceans and all things else… This particular ancient book, suddenly returning to view, made a difference” (Greenblatt, The Swerve, 7-11). The medallion bust of Lucretius in the frontispiece, engraved by Hollar after a design by John Evelyn’s wife Mary, bears an uncanny resemblance to the the translator. The translation of all six books, rendered in heroic couplets by Thomas Creech, did not appear until 1682. Bookplate. Frontispiece trimmed a little closely. Text generally clean. A bit of wear to covers, skillful restoration to corners. A crisp copy in contemporary sheep.

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cost u me of the cl a ns
The Costume Of The Clans, With 29 Large Folio Hand-Colored Plates
91. (SCOTLAND) STOLBERG, John Sobieski and STUART, Charles Edward. The Costume of the Clans. Edinburgh, 1845. Large folio (17 by 23 inches), 20th-century three-quarter burgundy morocco retaining contemporary marbled boards. $11,000. First edition of this collection of the costumes and dress of the clans of Scotland in the 19th century, illustrated with engraved additional title page and 36 full-page plates—29 hand-colored, six tinted, two black-and-white. Includes the often reproduced plate of young Alexander MacDonald playing golf. This monumental work includes histories of the cultures and dress of the various Scottish regions, with “observations upon the literature, arts, manufactures and commerce of the Highlands and Western Isles during the Middle Ages, and on the influence of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries upon their present condition… with the history, antiquities, and dress of the Highland Clans.” While the family origin of the authors was somewhat obscure, the Stuart brothers’ behavior as eccentric lairds was all but complete: “The Earl of Moray gave them the full run of Darnaway Forest, where they built their ‘forest hut’ of moss beside the Findhorn… They were well-known figures in the British Museum reading-room. A table was reserved for them, and their pens, paper-knives, paper-weights, &c., were surmounted with miniature coronets, in gold” (DNB). Crease to letterpress title page, tiny marginal chips to corners of two plates, not affecting images. Light signs of use to contemporary marbled boards. Hand-coloring vivid and fine. An extremely good copy of this lovely illustrated work.

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“It Is Unnatural For The People To Govern”: First Edition Of Filmer’s “Celebrated” Patriarcha, 1680, Triggering Locke’s 1689 Classic On Democracy, Two Treatises
92. FILMER, Robert. Patriarcha: or the Natural Power of Kings. London, 1680. Small octavo, period-style full speckled brown calf. $8800. First edition of Filmer’s posthumously published Patriarcha—“the fullest presentation of his political ideas” on the natural and divine authority of rulers—prompting Locke to counter with his Two Treatises in 1689, “the basis of the principles of democracy” (PMM 163), with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of Charles II. Sir Robert Filmer was a leading 17th-century proponent of the view that patriarchal authority was derived from God and therefore natural, and rulers similarly had “fatherly power over their subjects. Just as a father’s power over his children does not stem from their consent, they said, so the king’s power is not derived from the consent of his subjects, but from God alone… kings are accountable to God alone” (Somerville). Believed written between 1628 and 1631, “Filmer sought permission from King Charles I to publish Patriarcha at some point prior to 8 February 1632 and was on that date denied permission. It circulated thereafter in manuscript for nearly 50 years” (Paul Rahe). Shortly after this posthumous first publication in 1680, nearly 40 years after Filmer’s death, John Locke responded with his Two Treatises of Government (1689), heralded as “the basis of the principles of democracy” (PMM 163). Early notation in Latin above title page. Text generally very fresh with light marginal dampstaining, near-fine.

First Appearance Of Locke’s Conduct Of The Understanding, Intended As “The Largest Chapter” Of His Essay On Humane Understanding
93. LOCKE, John. Posthumous Works… Viz. I. Of the Conduct of the Understanding. London, 1706. Octavo, contemporary full paneled brown calf rebacked with original spine laid down and recornered. $3000. First edition of Locke’s Posthumous Works, featuring the first publication of his Conduct of the Understanding, once planned as “the largest chapter of my Essay [on Humane Understanding],” along with the first appearance of two works from his final years— Discourse of Miracles and his unfinished Fourth Letter on Toleration—together with Memoirs of Shaftsbury (1705), New Method (1686) and the first publication of Examination of P. Malebranche’s Opinion. Handsomely bound. Locke’s groundbreaking Essay Concerning Humane Understanding (1690) was “the first modern attempt” to analyze human knowledge (PMM 164). Locke noted that Conduct of the Understanding was conceived “as part of ‘some additions to my book [the Essay], against the next edition, and within these few days have fallen upon a subject that I know not how far it will lead me… but the matter, the farther I go, opens the more upon me, and I cannot yet get sight of any end of it” (Yolton 299). “Locke was the first to take up the challenge of Bacon and to attempt to estimate critically the certainty and the adequacy of human knowledge when confronted with God and the universe” (PMM 164). Early owner inscription. Near-fine in contemporary calf.

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john lock e
“The Most Worthy Of The Great Philosophers”
94. LOCKE, John. The Works… London, 1714. Three volumes. Folio (8-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches), contemporary full paneled brown calf rebacked with original spines laid down. $11,000. First edition of the collected works of Locke, “the most worthy… of the indisputably great philosophers,” scarce in contemporary calf. “Locke is the most worthy… of the indisputably great philosophers. His influence has been enormous.” Published ten years after Locke’s death, this is the first collected edition of his work and the earliest to put his name to the immensely important Two Treatises of Government, “the basis of the principles of democracy,” as well as the letters on “Toleration” and The Reasonableness of Christianity. Also included is the groundbreaking Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, “the first modern attempt” to analyze human knowledge (PMM 193, 194). With exquisite copper-engraved frontispiece portrait by George Vertue and full-page memorial plate; with engraved historiated initials, head- and tailpieces. Armorial bookplates. Tiny hole to frontispiece portrait. Expert paper restoration to scattered marginal worming, only occasionally affecting text; expert restoration to contemporary calf.

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m achi av elli
The Father Of Modern Political Science: 1675 First Edition In English Of Machiavelli’s Works
95. MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo. The Works of the Famous Nicolas Machiavel, Citizen and Secretary of Florence. London, 1675. Folio, contemporary full calf rebacked with original spine laid down. $13,500. First edition in English of this comprehensive collection of the great Italian statesman’s most important writings, the foundation of the modern study of politics. Includes The Art of War, Discourses on Livy, and his primer of power politics, The Prince, bound in contemporary calf. “Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind… Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics, and nothing must stand in the way of its machinery” (PMM 63). “Machiavelli is a popular symbol for the… completely unprincipled, and unscrupulous politician whose whole philosophy is that the end justifies the means. The highest law to Machiavelli, it is universally believed, was political expediency… From a comparative reading of [Discourses and The Prince], one must come to the startling conclusion that Machiavelli was a convinced republican. He had no liking for despotism, and considered a combination of popular and monarchical government best. No ruler was safe without the favor of his people. The most stable states are those ruled by princes checked by constitutional limitations… His ideal government was the old Roman republic, and he constantly harked back to it in the Discourses… It is hardly disputable that no man previous to Karl Marx has had as revolutionary an impact on political thought as Machiavelli” (Downs, 12). “He more than any other political thinker created the meaning that has been attached to the state in modern political usage” (Sabine 351). As Lord Acton noted, “The authentic interpreter of Machiavelli is the whole of later history.” Without publisher’s catalogue at rear. Bibliografia Machiavelliana 70a. Wing M128. Lowndes 1438. Inkstamp (collector’s shelf numbers) to front pastedown. Old pencil owner signature. Small manuscript marginal correction to leaf [(3*3)]. Scattered mild foxing. Tiny hole to P1, affecting letters but not sense of text. Occasional marginal closed tears. Handsome contemporary calf binding with light age-wear, mild loss to corners. An excellent copy.

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Early 17th-Century Large Folio Antiphonal With Many Lovely Illuminated Initials In Period Binding With Brass Ornaments
96. ANTIPHONAL. Early to mid-17th-century antiphonal, for use in a Franciscan house. Spain, circa 1625. Elephant folio (15 by 22 inches), original full brown calf over original wood boards, with original brass furniture. $12,000. Very handsome example of an early to mid-17th-century Church antiphonal, penned in Portugal sometime soon after 1625, for use in a Franciscan house, possibly one dedicated to St. Louis. In original binding retaining lovely brass furniture, with 180 lovely and finely illuminated initials on 167 vellum leaves. Antiphonal singing, the singing of Roman Catholic liturgical music, chant melodies and text by two alternating choirs, was introduced into the West in the 4th-century by St. Ambrose. While these large choir books are generally referred to as antiphonals, this particular book is actually a gradual, or a choir book for mass, whereas an antiphonal proper would contain only the sung portions of the Divine Office. “Books with wooden boards were heavy and were given bosses and skids to protect the covering material from damage when the books were placed flat on wooden desks or shelves” (Fine and Historic Bookbindings, 161). The use of metal furniture was reduced after 1500 as book production increased, but throughout the 17th-century important books and manuscripts, such as religious texts, continued to be bound in this particular style for prominent display and use. This antiphonal is a wonderful representation of those strong and beautiful period bindings. While most of the fine illuminations use tree and vegetative motifs to shape the letters, several incorporate dragons in their designs. The illuminator (or illuminators) also employed a rich variety of deeply shaded colors. Wear to spine ends. One leaf (92) with early repair to vellum at lower corner, just touching one staff line. A few signs of use to a handful of leaves, as expected, but overall a wonderful example of an early 17thcentury antiphonal, beautifully bound and preserved in remarkable condition.

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“A Splendid Work… Ornamented With Fine Engravings”
97. (BIBLE). The Holy Bible. London, 1800. Seven volumes. Large thick folio (15-1/2 by 19 inches), contemporary full red straight-grain morocco gilt. $22,500. Magnificently illustrated first edition of the Macklin Bible, beautifully bound in seven massive volumes and illustrated with 70 splendid full-page copper-engraved plates after Artaud, Cosway, Fuseli, Reynolds, Stothard, Westall and other noted artists, and over 100 additional vignette head- and tailpieces. “A splendid work, printed in very large type by Bensley, and ornamented with fine engravings” (Allibone, 1188). These magnificent illustrations were designed by Britain’s greatest painters, and executed by the foremost engravers of the time, including James Heath, James Fitler, William Bromley, Francesco Bartolozzi, and John Landseer. The numerous allegorical head- and tailpieces by Philipp Jakob de Loutherbourg provide a virtual encyclopedia of Judeo-Christian iconography. The type font was especially made for this edition, and words generally printed in italics are here distinguished only by a dot placed under the first vowel of the emphasized word. The beautiful large-type text is printed in two columns of 29 lines. Bookplate. Only infrequent foxing, far less than usually found. Some joints expertly repaired or reinforced. Only most minor wear to lovely contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt bindings. A magnificent production.

Impressive 1770 Oxford Folio Edition Of The King James Bible, Handsome In Contemporary Morocco-Gilt With The Arms Of King George III, From The Libraries Of The Washington Cathedral And Collector Sidney Hamer
98. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments… Oxford, 1770. Large folio (12-1/2 by 19-1/2 inches), contemporary full light green morocco gilt. $12,000. Distinguished 1770 Oxford folio edition of the magisterial King James version of the Bible—“the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1)—handsomely bound in full contemporary morocco-gilt with the crowned monogram of King George III tooled on the spine and his royal coat of arms serving as the centerpiece of each board, hailing from the collections of both the Washington Cathedral and noted English Bible collector and antiquarian Sidney Hamer. Cataloguing slip from the Rare Book Library of the Washington Cathedral laid in. Ownership notation of book collector and Virginia bookseller Sidney Hamer (who specialized in the English Bible) on recto of rear free endpaper. Occasional light offsetting and foxing; light marginal dampstaining to gatherings 5A-5L, not affecting text, expert repairs to endpapers. Handsome contemporary morocco-gilt with expert restoration to joints, headcap and corners. A most distinguished Bible in excellent condition, featuring the royal arms and bearing a notable provenance.

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Very Finely Bound 1813 Quarto Edition Of The King James Bible In Two Volumes
99. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments… London, 1813. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full paneled crimson straight-grain morocco gilt. $6500. Distinguished 1813 quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, beautifully bound as two volumes in contemporary full straight-grain morocco-gilt. First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. This impressive quarto edition reprints Eyre and Strahan’s quarto edition of seven years earlier. “The General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America recommended that this should be adopted as its standard edition”—despite the fact that its text “is very far from faultless”: for instance, Ephesians 4:16 reads “holy body” as opposed to the correct reading of “whole body” (Darlow & Moule 1035). Herbert 1580. Armorial bookplate. Calligraphic contemporary owner inscriptions; family record in first volume. A beautiful Bible in fine condition.

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S cience & ecOnOmicS
“The Greatest Good Of The Community Is Inseparable From The Liberty Of The Individual”: First Edition Of Mill’s Classic On Liberty, 1859
100. MILL, John Stuart. On Liberty. London, 1859. Octavo, original brown cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box. $8500. First edition of Mill’s most famous work—“the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine… His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on” (PMM)—scarce in original cloth. “Many of Mill’s ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy… Mill’s On Liberty remains his most widely read book. It represents the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine” (PMM 345). “On Liberty is regarded as one of the finest expressions of 19th-century liberalism” (Baugh, 1323). With fourpage publisher’s catalogue tipped in at rear. Early owner inscription dated 1884 of Helen Agnes Peto, daughter of Sir Samuel Morton Peto, First Baronet and a Member of Parliament. Text generally fresh and clean with only infrequent light scattered foxing, slight edge-wear, minor expert archival repair to spine ends. A highly desirable near-fine copy, unusual in this condition.

Rare First Offprint Edition, Presentation Copy, Of Hayek’s The Trend Of Economic Thinking, Inscribed By Hayek
101. HAYEK, Friedrich A. The Trend of Economic Thinking. FROM: Economica, May 1933, pp. 121-38. No place, circa 1933. Octavo, neatly disbound, original orange paper wrappers; pp. 18. $5500. First offprint edition, presentation copy, of Hayek’s important 1933 inaugural lecture at the London School of Economics, a manifesto laying out his economic beliefs and ideals, inscribed in German by Hayek: “With the best regards of the author.” “On March 1, 1933, Friedrich A. Hayek delivered an inaugural lecture at the London School of Economics. The lecture was published two months later in Economica under the title ‘The Trend of Economic Thinking’… [T]his article is the first published piece in which Hayek discusses such topics as socialism and planning… It is a manifesto because it is rich in ideas that are not yet systematically articulated. And it is a starting point because, as Hayek was drawn into the Calculation Debate, he was forced to pay increasing attention to the problems he first mentioned in this article… ‘The Trend of Economic Thinking’ is probably best viewed as a suitable point of departure for explicating the trend of Hayek’s thinking” (Caldwell, Review of Austrian Economics). Text in English. Faint evidence of staple removal, interior generally fine, slight rubbing and toning to extremities of wrappers. A near-fine copy, rare inscribed.

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john m ay na rd k ey nes
The Most Influential Economic Treatise Of The 20th Century, First Edition In The Scarce Original Dust Jacket
102. KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936. Octavo, original blue-green cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $14,000. First edition of Keynes’ last major work, considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, rarely found in the original dust jacket. Keynes’ General Theory ranks with Smith’s Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus’ Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. “The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate” (PMM 423). Book fine. Rare dust jacket bright and about-fine, with only slightest rubbing and toning to extremities. An exceptional copy.

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a da m smi th
“A Few Days Before His Death… He Gave Orders To Destroy All His Manuscripts, Excepting Some Detached Essays, Which He Entrusted To The Care Of His Executors”: First Edition Of Adam Smith’s Posthumous Essays On Philosophical Subjects, 1795
103. SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795. Large quarto (9-1/2 by 11 inches), contemporary threequarter brown calf rebacked. $8500. First edition of this scarce posthumous collection of Smith’s essays, featuring his important History of Astronomy that seeks “to explain what drives ‘philosophers’ to ask the questions they do,” an impressive wide-margined volume, handsomely bound. Though Essays on Philosophical Subjects appeared five years after Smith’s death, most were likely written before the publication of his Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759. Essays was compiled by his literary executors, physicist Joseph Black and geologist James Hutton. Prior to his death Smith “instructed them to destroy his manuscripts but allowed them, at their discretion, to publish a set of essays” (Berry, Cambridge Companion, 116). These writings represent Smith’s longstanding attempts at such a “connected history,” and range over philosophy, aesthetics and the history of science. A biographical Account of Smith and his work is followed with his extensive History of Astronomy, which “was at one time intended to form a chapter of a much larger work… Astronomy purports to explain what drives ‘philosophers’ to ask the questions they do and to seek explanations for the things they observe” (Otteson, Adam Smith, 22-3). Citing Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Descartes and others, Astronomy aims “to illustrate how philosophy is an activity that addresses itself to the imagination” (Berry, 116-117, 123). Also included in this volume are his essays on “Ancient Physics,” “Ancient Logics and Metaphysics” and the “Imitative Arts,” along with a concluding essay on perception in the five “External Senses.” One of 1,000 copies. Containing the first publication in book form of Dugald Stewart’s Account of the Life and Writings of Adam Smith, which had appeared in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1794. Stewart’s Account “formed the basis upon which everyone drew for biographies of Smith that began to appear in the early 19th century” (Tribe 55). Goldsmith 16218. Kress B3038. Armorial bookplate of Baron Hambro, the prominent British banker and politician. Interior generally fine with only small open tear to upper margin and slight soiling to xci and small open tear to inner margins of xciii-xcv affecting only two words, only light wear to binding. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

“The First And Greatest Classic Of Modern Economic Thought”: Smith’s Wealth Of Nations, 1793, Scarce In Contemporary Calf
104. SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations. Dublin, 1793. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full speckled brown calf. $4800. 1793 Dublin edition of Smith’s magnum opus, in handsome contemporary calf. Buckle’s History of Civilization calls Wealth of Nations “probably the most important book which has ever been written,” while economist J.A.R. Mariott asserts that “there is probably no single work in the language which has in its day exercised an influence so profound.” First published in 1776: first Irish printing the same year. With “Fifth Edition” on the title page, this is in fact the third Irish edition, based on the London fifth edition. This is scarcer than most contemporary printings, with ESTC listing only six copies in the British Isles and 15 in the the United States, including the British Library, Oxford, Trinity College and Harvard. With half titles. Kress B2617. Palgrave III:116. ESTC T95114. Text exceptionally fresh with only minor loss to corner of one leaf not affecting text (I:R3), mild rubbing to contemporary boards. A highly desirable near-fine copy.

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“One Of The Most Elegant Works Of The 19th Century”: Lizars’ Famed System Of Anatomical Plates, Circa 1833, With 103 Splendid Hand-Tinted And Hand-Colored Folio Plates
105. LIZARS, John. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Edinburgh and Dublin, 1833. Folio (11-1/2 by 17-3/4 inches), modern three-quarter brown calf. $6500. First edition, later issue, of Scottish surgeon Lazars’ influential anatomical study, a striking folio production created in collaboration with his brother William—“the engravings of this splendid work, which were executed with great care and at much expense, were made chiefly from original dissections”—containing 103 beautifully handtinted and hand-colored plates. “This superb atlas is certainly one of the most elegant works of the 19th century” (Richard Eimas). As a revered surgeon and professor, Lizars was regarded as without equal, “but it was chiefly by his large anotomical work, the Anatomical Plates, that he was best known…. the engravings of this splendid work, which were executed with great care and at much expense, were made chiefly from original dissections” (Chambers, 528). First issued in 12 parts from 1822-27. First edition, later issue, incorporating text earlier published in separate octavo volumes. Reference in the dedication leaf to “passing of the Anatomy Act, a short time ago” indicates this was issued circa 1833. With additional plates for numbers IX, XXXII. Title page with engraved vignette; some plate numbers pasted on (as often); plain original wrappers bound in. Text and plates very fresh with only very lightest scattered foxing, faint dampstaining to title page. A most impressive folio volume in near-fine condition.

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A “Classic By The ‘Father Of Modern Geology’”: Scarce First Edition Of Lyell’s Landmark Principles Of Geology
106. LYELL, Charles. Principles of Geology. London, 1830-33. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan calf. $15,000. First edition of “the most influential text on the subject ever written,” Lyell’s seminal threevolume work featuring three engraved frontispieces (including two hand-colored aquatints), four map plates (two hand-colored) and over 130 woodcut engravings, including numerous in-text maps and diagrams. Charles Lyell’s “Principles of Geology proved to be the most influential text on the subject ever written” (Simmons, 141). This “class by the ‘father of modern geology’… was important in the development of the Darwinian theory of evolution” (Horblit 70). The Principles newly established “a strict uniformitarian theory of the earth based upon a knowledge of the existing causes and effects of geologic change… Lyell argued that… even major changes, such as alteration in global climate—should be attributed to the gradual action, over sufficient time, of modern geological processes” (Norman). This work also describes for the first time Lyell’s division of the Tertiary Strata into Eocene, Miocene and Pliocene periods. “The first edition was published in an edition of 1500 copies” (Norman). Bound without half titles (none issued in Volume II). Norman 1398. Horblit 70. Dibner 96. Mount & List, 50. Light foxing (less than usually seen), light expert restoratiom to contemporary calf bindings. An extremely good and quite desirable set in contemporary calf.

Illustrated Mammals Of Great Britain And Ireland, Handsomely Bound Folios
107. MILLAIS, John Guille. The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1904. Three volumes. Thick square folio (13-1/2 by 14 inches), contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $4200. Limited first edition, one of 1025 copies, copiously illustrated with over 240 plates, 62 of which are in color. Three large folio volumes handsomely bound by Morrell. Son of the well-known Sir John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy, John Guille Millais was noted for his animal drawings; he traveled in Africa and North America as a big game hunter, publishing many books (often illustrated from his own drawings) on hunting and nature. This work includes fine multiple plates depicting bats, bear, seals, hedgehogs, wild cats, wolves, deer, rabbits, reindeer, elk, whales, etc. Houfe, 230. Evidence of bookplate removal. Only occasional faint foxing, handsome morocco-gilt bindings slightly bowed.

“The ‘Audubon’ Of American Wild Flowers”: Deluxe Five-Volume Edition Of Mary Walcott’s North American Wild Flowers, One Of Only 500 Sets Signed By Her
108. WALCOTT, Mary Vaux. North American Wild Flowers. Washington, 1925. Five volumes. Portfolios (12 by 14-1/2 inches), original half navy morocco gilt, plates loose (as issued), cardboard boxes and shipping boxes. $6500. Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies, complete with 400 beautiful color plates, signed by Walcott in Volume I. “In 1925 the Smithsonian Institution announced the publication of Mary Vaux Walcott’s five-volume North American Wild Flowers. This work contained [color-printed] reproductions of 400 of her watercolors with her brief descriptions of each, giving information not only about the plant itself but about the circumstances of painting it. Included were plants from all parts of North America, specimens found in lawns and gardens as well as in the less accessible nooks and crannies of Canadian mountains. North American Wild Flowers was a triumph not only for Mrs. Walcott, who was acclaimed by some as the ‘Audubon’ of American wild flowers, but also for the artisans of papermaking and color printing” (Belknap, Notable American Women III, 526). Nissen 2094. A magnificent production in fine condition.

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“This Is, I Believe, The First Endeavor To Set Down The Whole And True Story Of The Motion Picture”: One Of 327 Copies Signed By Thomas Edison
109. (EDISON, Thomas Alva) RAMSAYE, Terry. A Million and One Nights. New York, 1926. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original blue cloth. $6000. Signed limited first edition of one of the most important histories of cinema, one of only 327 sets signed by Ramsaye and Thomas Edison. With over 100 illustrations. At a time when only Columbia University offered lectures on film, and when the Museum of Modern Art kept quiet plans for a film archive because it was considered “highly unusual to consider films as art or as a medium worth preserving,” Terry Ramsaye spent five years researching this landmark two-volume film history (MoMA, 1984, 18). Much of the first volume is devoted to Thomas Edison. Ramsaye also examines the impact of innovators such as Muybridge, Edwin S. Porter, Méliès and Griffith, continuing on through contemporaries such as David O. Selznick and Charlie Chaplin. As issued without dust jackets. Bookseller tickets. Front inner hinge of Volume I expertly reinforced. An exceptional copy.

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“This Work Reads More Like An Adventure”: Popular Abridged Octavo Edition Of Cook’s Third Voyage, With 49 Plates And Two Folding Maps
110. COOK, James and KING, James. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. London, 1784-86. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown speckled calf rebacked. $3500. Early abridged mixed octavo edition of Cook’s third voyage—in search of the Northwest Passage—handsomely illustrated with a portrait frontispiece, 48 copper-engraved plates of native life in the Pacific Islands (double page and folding), and two folding maps. On Cook’s third voyage (1776-79), he searched for the Northwest Passage, charted the American west coast, and discovered the Hawaiian Islands. “Cook was the first navigator to accurately map the [American northwest] coast, and… he introduced the fur trade to the English and American traders… No other contemporaneously printed source narrative is of comparable importance” (Eberstadt 127:353). This is the so-called abridged octavo edition, “not to be confused with the second edition which did not appear until 1785. The abridged account is preferred by some readers because… the work reads more like an adventure” (Hill, 62). Mixed edition, with Volume I published in 1785, one year after the first issue, and Volumes II-IV first issue. Abridged octavo editions were issued by several publishers between 1784-86, with this edition by publisher Fielding listed by Beddie as being the third such edition. Fielding, along with J. Stockdale, Scatcherd & Whitaker, and John Hardy, was one of the publishers of the first abridged edition (1784). Bound with half titles to Volumes II-IV. Volume IV with index and list of subscribers. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook 1550. Sabin 16251. Armorial bookplates. Owner signatures. Interiors fine, light rubbing to contemporary speckled calf. A near-fine, handsome set.

“There Before Us Lay The Sealed Door”
111. CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. The Tomb of Tutankhamen… London, 1923-33. Three volumes. Thick octavo, original brown cloth gilt. $5000. First edition of Carter’s account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations. When Carter entered King Tut’s tomb in 1922 he bridged 3000 years separating the reign of the Boy-King from the modern world. This first detailed account, richly illustrated with hundreds of plates after photographs taken by Harry Burton, includes images from the discovery of Tut’s sepulchral chamber, the excavation of the site and hundreds of catalogued artifacts. Because of the Depression, the third and final volume, included here, was printed in limited numbers and is consequently quite scarce. Without scarce dust jackets. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors (as often), more so to preliminary and concluding leaves. Light rubbing to original cloth. A near-fine set.

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“Amongst The Boldest And Most Striking On The Face Of The Globe”: Rare Photography Volume, Circa 1865-1870, With 41 Exhibition-Size Mounted Vintage Albumen Prints Of 19th-Century India, Featuring Images Of The Taj Mahal And Pearl Mosque, Most Attributed To Famed Photographer Samuel Bourne
112. (INDIA) BOURNE, Samuel. Photograph Album. India, circa 1870. Oblong quarto, contemporary brown pebbled cloth gilt (11-1/4 by 14-3/4 inches) rebacked and recornered in period-style three-quarter brown morocco, 41 vintage albumen prints (each 7-1/2 by 9-1/4 inches, individually mounted on stiff cardboard (10-3/4 by 13-3/4 inches). $12,000. Rare volume of 41 splendid vintage albumen prints of photographs of India, including majestic views of the Taj Majal, the Pearl Mosque, the Caves of Elephanta and much more, photographed circa 1865-1870, printed from wet-plate glass negatives and individually mounted on heavy stock, most attributed to renowned English photographer Samuel Bourne, founder of the India-based firm of Bourne & Shepherd, whose technical brilliance, compositional elegance and “Indian images place him among the finest 19th-century landscape photographers,” of special rarity following a fire in which Bourne & Shepherd, “the oldest surviving photographic studio in the world… lost almost its entire treasure trove of photographs in an inferno in 1991.” When Bourne arrived in India in 1863, he established Bourne & Shepherd, and quickly became “the most prominent landscapist working in collodion in India” (Rosenblum, 122). His photographs were early praised as “amongst the boldest and most striking on the face of the globe” (British Journal of Photography). Bourne left India in 1870, but “Bourne & Shepherd maintained its reputation… these Indian images place him among the finest 19th-century landscape photographers” (ODNB). The leading print in this massive volume captures bathers at river’s edge in Calcutta, and features majestic images of the Taj Majal and Pearl Mosque, a double-page panorama and the mysterious Caves of Elephanta. Bourne is renowned “not only for his technical mastery of the wet-plate process, but also for faultless artistic vision” (Lenman, 71). In 1991, however, Bourne & Shepherd tragically “lost almost its entire treasure trove of photographs in an inferno” (Times of India). Prints unsigned: some with a handwritten and/or printed caption and Bourne & Shepherd catalogue numbering in the negative, others with printed captions affixed to the mount, the the mount verso, or with penciled captions at mount gutter edge. Prints very fresh with only lightest occasional soiling to mounts, slight rubbing to contemporary boards. A rare near-fine collection of these major vintage albumen prints.

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“Beauty And Realism Of The Highest Order”: With 78 Wonderful Color Illustrations
113. LUBBOCK, Alfred Basil and SPURLING, Jack. Sail. The Romance of the Clipper Ships. London, 1930, 1933, 1936. Three volumes. Quarto, original blue cloth. $2800. First edition, each volume one of only 1000 printed, of this engaging illustrated history of sailing ships, with 78 handsome color plates of the great clipper ships and folding charts of their principal trade routes. “The last 70 years of the sailing ship (roughly from 18501920) were full of change and experiment, as iron supplanted wood, and chain and wire replaced hemp… Most of these ships were small, few of them lived long; and they are now gone, like so many of the men who sailed them. Basil Lubbock made a most readable and sailor-like record of them just before it was too late” (John Masefield). From 1924, British sailor, gold prospector, yachtsman and marine author Basil Lubbock produced about a book a year and articles by him appeared regularly in such prestigious nautical journals as The Blue Peter and The Mariner’s Mirror. Artist Jack Spurling “perceived the magnificence of sail, portraying it forth with beauty and realism of the highest order” (Vallejo Gallery). Bookplate. Faint foxing to several text leaves, plates clean and fine. A fine, lovely set.

“Among The Most Observant And Reliable Visitors To The East”: Illustrated 1738 First Edition Of Shaw’s Travels Through Barbary And The Levant
114. (MIDDLE EAST) SHAW, Thomas. Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant. Oxford, 1738. Folio (9-1/2 by 14 inches), contemporary full dark brown calf rebacked and recornered. $4800. First edition, beautifully illustrated with 20 copper-engraved plates, 12 fine maps (seven folding) of the Holy Land and North Africa, and one page of music, and embellished with a wealth of in-text engravings, woodcuts, and diagrams, including five engraved vignettes by Gravelot. Thomas Shaw “traveled in North Africa, Egypt, the Sinai desert, Palestine and Syria in the 1720s… His aim to provide a ‘natural history,’ especially of Algeria, where he was appointed chaplain to the factory of English merchants in 1720 and where he spent 13 years, the valuable information— botanical, zoological and topographical—which his Travels contain, his habit of giving a number of toponyms in Arabic characters, the care he took to copy Roman inscriptions in North Africa and hieroglyphics in Egypt, and finally, the exceptionally good plates and maps in his work, all entitled Shaw to a place among the most observant and reliable visitors to the east” (Hamilton, 40). Text heavily footnoted and annotated with Greek, English, Arabic, and Latin notes. Vignette title page printed in red and black. Bound with half title. Cox I:377. Blackmer 1533. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 233. Small ink spot on title page, text and plates quite clean and fine. Contemporary calf boards with some age-wear. A near-fine copy in contemporary calf.

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With 40 Splendid Large Folio Photogravures Of Picturesque Views In Egypt: One Of Only 337 Signed Copies
115. (EGYPT) BOISSONNAS, Frédéric. Égypte. Geneva, 1932. Very large thick folio (17 by 21 inches), text and 40 full-page photogravure plates loose as issued in original green cloth clamshell box (one plate has been framed). $15,000. First and only edition of this lovely photographic survey of the most picturesque sites in Egypt, with 40 finely printed folio photogravures by Frédéric Boissonnas—several printed in sepia and a few others in blue—and more than 250 in-text photogravures, one of only 337 copies signed by the author and editor. Renowned Swiss photographer Boissonnas made several photographic tours of Greece before traveling to Egypt at the behest of King Fuad I to produce this lavishly illustrated photographic survey of the country. The accompanying text, authored by several contributors, examines the five principal historical epochs of Egypt: Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Muslim and modern, in almost 200 pages filled with more than 250 in-text photogravures. This copy unnumbered. Text in French. Fine condition. Quite scarce.

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One Of The Earliest Books On The British Occupation Of Aden: Playfair’s Yemen, Scarce Bombay 1859 First Edition— Bibliographer’s Copy
116. (MIDDLE EAST) PLAYFAIR, Robert Lambert. A History of Arabia Felix or Yemen, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Present Time; Including an Account of the British Settlement of Aden. Bombay, 1859. Large octavo, original purple cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box. $7000. Scarce first edition of one of the earliest books on Aden under British occupation, with folding map of Yemen hand-colored in outline, in original cloth. The copy of bibliographer Eric Macro, who compiled the definitive bibliography of works relating to Yemen. Aden was captured and annexed to British India in 1839 after a ship under British colors was wrecked near Aden in 1837 and its crew and passengers grievously mistreated by the local Arabs. Playfair played a prominent role in Aden, as assistant to Sir James Outram, the first British political resident and his successors, from 1854 to 1862, and during the British occupation of Perim in 1857. Macro, Yemen 655. Pencil note on the front flyleaf states “Acquired by the Eric Macro Library 27 December 1966.” Eric Macro’s Bibliography on Yemen and Notes on Mocha, published in 1960, is the definitive bibliography on this region; he also published the more general Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula. Early inscription in ink on title page (“Ch. Rieu from Dr. Rost”). Later owner signature. Neat repair to cloth along spine, toning to cloth at spine and extremities. Text clean, folding map fine. An extremely good copy of this scarce work, with distinguished provenance.

Carne’s Richly Illustrated Travels To The Middle East
117. (MIDDLE EAST) CARNE, John. Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. London, 1836-38. Three parts in two volumes. Tall quarto, contemporary full polished black calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down. $2500. First edition of Carne’s chronicle of his travels throughout the Middle East, two splendid volumes illustrated with 117 full-page steel-engraved views after William H. Bartlett, Thomas Allom and others, handsomely bound in contemporary armorial polished calf. “Carne resolved to visit the holy places, and accordingly left England on 26 March 1821. He visited Constantinople, Greece, the Levant, Egypt, and Palestine” (DNB). The steel-engraved plates in Carne’s work include views of mosques, churches, monasteries and synagogues, along with images of Damascus, Tarsus, Antioch, Jaffa, Alexandria, Tripoli, Jerusalem, Mount Carmel, and much more. Bookplates of Robert Merrik Burrell affixed over those of his father, Sir Walter Wyndham Burrell, 5th Baronet of Valentine. Each volume’s front cover displays Sir William’s gilt-embossed coat of arms bearing the motto “sub libertate quietem” (accept no peace without liberty). A near-fine handsomely bound copy with a distinctive provenance.

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“They Went Home And Broke Their Bread, Brushed Their Teeth And Went To Bed”: First Edition Of Madeline
118. BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline. New York, 1939. Slim folio, original pictorial boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $3900. First edition, first issue, of the first book about the irrepressible Madeline. “The original inspiration for Madeline was the convent where Bemelmans’ mother was educated as a child, along with the author’s own experience in boarding school, where he walked with his classmates in two straight lines” (Silvey, 55). First issue, with 12 girls instead of 11 in the “They went home and broke their bread” illustration. Contemporary owner gift inscription on fly title. Book with slightest soiling to rear board and only minor rubbing to extremities. Bright price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of shallow chipping. A near-fine copy.

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“It Will Live As Long As Aesop’s Fables”: Scarce First Edition, First State Of Joel Chandler’s Harris’ First Uncle Remus Book, In Original Gilt-Stamped Cloth
119. HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings. New York, 1881. Octavo, original gilt- and black-stamped pictorial green cloth, custom slipcase. $8500. First edition, first state, of the first and most beloved Uncle Remus book by Harris, the one American writer of the Reconstruction who “has made the most permanent contribution,” with eight plates and numerous text illustrations by Church and Moser, in original bright gilt cloth. “Harris’ main concern in setting [the stories] down was to preserve the remnants of a folklore which he was sufficiently farseeing to know would one day perish from the earth unless someone who understood the racial psychology and social philosophy behind it acted as amanuensis to its surviving narrators” (Twenty-three Books, Winterich, 102). “Of all the American writers of [the Reconstruction] period, Joel Chandler Harris has made the most permanent contribution” (Braithwaite, 32). First state, with “presumptive” in the last line of page 9 and no mention of Uncle Remus in the publisher’s advertisements. BAL notes four cloth variants and three endpaper variants, no priority. BAL 7100. Laid-in partial leaf (3 by 5 inches) with bibliographic notations in an unidentified manuscript hand. Interior generally fresh and clean with only minor edge-wear to one plate leaf not affecting image (118), minor restoration to spine ends and front inner paper hinge. A lovely, near-fine copy.

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Fantasia, Boldly Inscribed By Walt Disney, With An Original Drawing By Famous Animator Art Babbitt
120. DISNEY STUDIOS. Walt Disney’s Fantasia. By Deems Taylor. New York, 1940. Folio (10 by 13-1/2 inches), original tan cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $12,800. First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece, with numerous color images from the film—including 16 mounted color plates—boldly inscribed by the visionary artist on page [8]: “To Jeanne, With My Best Wishes, Walt Disney,” and with an original signed hand-colored drawing of the Chinese mushrooms by Art Babbitt. “Serious music had never been so attractively portrayed and untold youngsters were drawn to Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky by the snippets they heard in Fantasia” (Lebrecht, 143). Fantasia in book form is a compilation of the most memorable images from the movie, accompanied by popular composer Deems Taylor’s lively interpretive text and conductor Leopold Stokowski’s foreword. The original drawing in this copy, by famous Disney animator Art Babbitt, depicts the “Chinese Dance” from the closing suite of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, in the form of a group of mushrooms performing “a solemn little dance, composed chiefly of dignified hoppings and quadrille figures,” the littlest among them humorously unable to keep in step. Babbitt gained a reputation as “The Greatest Animator Ever” (Feild). Gilt-stamp to front cover “Jeanne Perry.” Inscription and drawing fine, expert restoration to original cloth and front inner hinge. Price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing and creasing, tape repairs on verso to large tears. Very desirable inscribed and with an original drawing.

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“One Of The Most Endearing Books Ever Written For Children,” A Superb Uncut Copy
121. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. London, 1908. Octavo, original gilt-stamped pictorial blue cloth. $15,000. First edition of the beloved children’s novel, which author A.A. Milne once referred to as a “household book,” “one of the classic read-aloud books that should not be missed by any family” (Silvey). A very lovely copy. “Unquestionable is the permanence, as an inspired and characteristically English contribution to children’s literature, of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows… one of the most endearing books ever written for children… Part of the secret success of the book is that its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible” (Eyre, 62). Grahame created his classic as a series of bedtime stories for his four-year-old son Alastair, who was known as Mouse; yet it also became “in many respects an elegy for the old idyllic English rural life which Grahame could now see was passing away forever” (Carpenter & Prichard, 218). In a letter to Theodore Roosevelt, Grahame described the book as “an expression of the very simplest of joys of life as lived by the simplest beings.” C.S. Lewis praised it as “a perfect example of the kind of story which can express things without explaining them” (Carpenter, 168). Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Pierpont Morgan Children’s Literature 269. Only very occasional pinpoint foxing to interior, original cloth generally fine, gilt exceptionally bright. A superb copy in near-fine condition.

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Curious George, Inscribed By H.A. Rey And With An Original Sketch Of Curious George
122. REY, H.A. Curious George. Boston, circa 1949. Slim quarto, original pictorial red paper boards, dust jacket. $6000. Later edition of the first book in the cherished adventures of the perpetually curious “good little monkey,” inscribed by H.A. Rey on the ownership page: “To Linda Conner unbekannterweise! H.A. Rey. Bread Loaf 1949,” and with an original sketch of Curious George dancing in the grass also by H.A. Rey. On June 14, 1940, hours before the Nazis occupied Paris, H.A. Rey and his wife Margret (neé Waldstein) set out for Lisbon on homemade bicycles carrying only food, clothing and five manuscripts, one of which was their children’s book Curious George. The book saw print in 1941. “Curious George remains a recognized and beloved monkey who will continue to amuse and comfort children for years to come” (Silvey, 554). The first edition of Curious George is quite rare, and books signed or inscribed by either of the Reys, particularly Curious George titles, are most uncommon. This copy is inscribed in German with the phrase “unbekannterweise,” a word roughly translated as “unmet.” Rey inscribed this book at the 1949 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Book very nearly fine, scarce dust jacket with a few spots of soiling, light wear and toning to extremities, and two closed tears to bottom edge with tape repair to verso. An extremely good copy, desirable and elusive inscribed by H.A. Rey, particularly with original sketch of Curious George.

Beautiful First Edition Of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Boldly Signed By Charles Schulz
123. SCHULZ, Charles M. A Charlie Brown Christmas. Cleveland and New York, 1965. Quarto, original pictorial black cloth, dust jacket. $3000. First edition, adapted from the perennial Christmas television favorite, boldly signed by Charles Schulz. A fine copy. The Bill Melendez production, A Charlie Brown Christmas, based on Schulz’ phenomenally popular “Peanuts” comic strip, first aired December 9, 1965. “The first broadcast was watched by almost 50% of the nation’s viewers… [and its subsequent run] has made it a staple of family holiday traditions and an icon of American pop culture. The show won an Emmy and a Peabody award and began a string of more than two dozen Peanuts specials” (USA Today). A fine signed copy, scarce in such pristine condition.

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“All Grown-Ups Were Once Children—Although Few Of Them Remember It”: Signed Limited First Edition Of The Little Prince, In Original Numbered Dust Jacket
124. SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. The Little Prince. New York, 1943. Small quarto, original salmon cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $21,000. Signed limited first edition, one of only 525 copies signed by Saint-Exupery, in original numbered dust jacket. Because the author disappeared in a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean in 1944 signed copies of this, the last work published during his lifetime, are very desirable. The name of Saint-Exupery endures “because of a rather strange little book he wrote just before he died. Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)… has something of Hans Christian Andersen in it, something of Lewis Carroll, and even, it may perhaps be said, a bit of John Bunyan. It is often lyrical… sometimes profound… However it is classified, The Little Prince has entered children’s literature, in the manner of quite a few other such hard-to-define works in the preceding centuries” (Pierpont Morgan Library 224). Hand-written limitation number on spine of dust jacket as called for. Reid, 564. Interior clean. Cloth with slightest rubbing to extremities. Original corresponding dust jacket expertly restored. A lovely copy.

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Wonderful And Very Large Original Sketch Of Snoopy, Inscribed By Schulz
125. SCHULZ, Charles M. Original large sketch of Snoopy inscribed. No place, circa 1978. Folio leaf (13 by 10 inches) of cardstock (Snoopy calendar cover on recto), drawn and signed in blue ballpoint pen on verso, matted and framed, entire piece measures 18 1/2 by 17 inches. $7800. Very large original sketch of Snoopy, rendered in blue ballpoint pen, inscribed: “Happy Birthday, Tom— Charles M. Schulz.” “Peanuts first appeared in October 1950 in eight daily newspapers. The feature was immediately popular and was soon picked up by hundreds of other newspapers throughout the country. By the end of the decade Schulz had become arguably the best-known cartoonist in the United States… By the time of Schulz’s death [in 2000] he had drawn a total of 18,250 Peanuts strips, and the cartoon was syndicated in 2600 newspapers worldwide, appearing in 21 languages in 75 countries” (ANB). Snoopy, based on one of Schulz’s own dogs, has become one of the most beloved members of the Peanuts gang. This charming image features a smiling Snoopy. The recto of the piece is the front cover of a Snoopy 1979 Month by Month calendar; the drawing and inscription are on the blank verso. Mild toning, faint creases, slight tape residue to blank edges around drawing and inscription. Scarce.

99 Large Sendak Original Drawing Of A Snake Draped In A Tree
126. SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing of a fatigued snake. Philadelphia, circa 1958. Large felt pen drawing on newsprint sheet measuring 22 by 28 inches; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 35 by 29-1/2 inches. $6500. Original felt pen drawing by Sendak, based on his illustrations for Minarik’s No Fighting, No Biting (1958). This bold and wonderfully free sketch is based on illustrations for Else Minarik’s cautionary tale of the merry adventures of two scrapping alligator children— and of Rosa and Willy, their human counterparts. Possibly produced as a charitable fund-raiser. Very faint pencil signature by Sendak present, but barely legible. Entirely silk-backed, repairing tack holes and minor tears. Very desirable.

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Inscribed By Sendak With An Original Sketch Of A Wild Thing
127. SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York, 1991. Oblong quarto, original half gray cloth, dust jacket. $3000. Twenty-fifth anniversary trade edition of Sendak’s classic, inscribed: “For Lore Moln, Maurice Sendak. March ’92,” with an original sketch of a Wild Thing saying, “Thank you!” Where The Wild Things Are was first published in 1963; Harper and Row commemorated the 25th anniversary of its publication with a special signed limited edition, newly prepared from the original artwork now archived at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia. This is a trade issue of that 1988 anniversary edition. “Sendak’s exploration of the realms of the unconscious in Where the Wild Things Are… lifts his work beyond the confines of the children’s picture book, and places it among the major art of the 20th century” (Carpenter & Prichard, 476-77). With Caldecott foil seal on front panel of dust jacket. Book fine; light wear to top edge of front panel of dust jacket. A fine copy.

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“The Same Religious Force As The Bible Itself”: First Edition Of Chagall’s Second Series Of Bible Illustrations, With 96 Heliogravures And 24 Color Lithographs
128. CHAGALL, Marc. Drawings for the Bible. New York, 1960. Folio (101/2 by 14-1/2 inches), original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket, shipping carton. $12,500. Rare first edition of Chagall’s second series of illustrations for the Bible, with 96 black-and-white heliogravures, as well as 24 color lithographs prepared by Chagall especially for the present work and printed by Mourlot Frères. This breathtaking blend of Chagall’s childhood experience of the world of the Hebrew Bible as “another world that still existed behind the world of workaday reality” began with his experience in Palestine during a 1931 trip. His illustrations constitute an “astonishing unity of word and image, of visual representation and nonvisual suggestion… Chagall’s Bible etchings have the same religious force as the Bible itself” (Meyer, 383, 388, 393). The massive undertaking occupied Chagall off and on from 1931 to 1956, and again between 1958-59 (this edition). Printer Fernand Mourlot ran a lithography press where such greats as Braque, Matisse, Picasso, Miró and, of course, Chagall came to have their designs printed and to learn about this still nascent medium. With an introduction by Gaston Bachelard, translated by Stuart Gilbert. Appeared simultaneously from Verve in French, also in a trade edition. Sorlier 75. Only two very small closed tears to bright and beautiful dust jacket. A fine copy, in the original shipping carton.

“The Harvest Of A Gaze Trained On Wonder”: Scarce Six-Volume Lithographs Of Chagall, With 28 Original Prints
129. (CHAGALL, Marc) CAIN, Julien and SORLIER, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall. Monte Carlo, New York, Boston, 1960-86. Six volumes. Folio, original beige cloth, dust jackets (themselves original lithographs), acetates, cardboard slipcases for Volumes V and VI only. $11,500. First editions in English of the six-volume catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s lithographs, richly illustrated with 28 original lithographs (including the dust jackets). For Chagall, the medium of lithography did not come easily. “For many long months Chagall came and worked tirelessly, and his dissatisfaction allowed him to have only a few of his first attempts printed” (Sorlier, 45). Volumes I and II contain 24 of the original 28 lithographs published throughout the series; the dust jackets and frontispieces of Volumes III and IV account for the remaining four. (Volume V was published near the end of Chagall’s life, and Volume VI was published posthumously.) All were issued separately over a period of 26 years and are very scarce as a complete set. All volumes published simultaneously in English and French. Volumes I and II also issued in a deluxe signed limited edition of only 100 and 150 copies. Gauss, 391. Freitag 1914. Books fine, dust jackets wonderfully bright and beautiful with only most minor wear to extremities on Volume I and II, a few tiny closed tears on Volume IV, fragile original acetates very good on first two volumes, fine on other four. Quite exceptional in such fine condition.

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ch a rles paul de kock
Five Volumes From The Renowned Bibliomaniac Edition Of De Kock’s Works, From A Limited Edition Of Only Ten Sets, In Magnificent Art Nouveau Bindings, With Original Signed Artworks By John Sloan And William Glackens, Founders Of The Ashcan School
130. (SLOAN, John and GLACKENS, William) DE KOCK, Charles Paul. Works. Boston, Paris, London, 1903-04. Five volumes. Small quarto, contemporary full crimson morocco inlaid with Art Nouveau iris motifs on covers and doublures. $12,000. Five exemplary volumes from the renowned limited “Bibliomaniac Edition” of De Kock’s Works, one of only 10 sets produced, these being two volumes each of Frère Jacques and The Gogo Family, and one volume of Friquette, all printed on French-folded vellum, illustrated with six original works by John Sloan (a watercolor and five signed etchings), three by William Glackens (a watercolor and two drawings, one signed) and two by Frederic Gruger (a watercolor and a drawing), as well as signed original works by Louis Meynell, Elmer Boyd Smith, and W.J. Sinnott—22 works altogether. Ornately bound by the Harcourt Bindery with inlaid Art Nouveau iris motifs, superb inlaid leather doublures, with richly illuminated initials, head- and tail-pieces throughout each volume. Although best known as a painter of the streets of New York, John Sloan began his career as an illustrator. In 1902 he obtained a major commission to create 53 paintings and etchings of “raucous behavior and silly plot twists” as illustrations for this luxurious edition of the comic novels of Charles Paul de Kock (Huntington Library). In all, Sloan produced 53 original works for the series. “The De Kock commission honed Sloan’s abilities as an etcher and earned him praise as an illustrator” (Heather Campbell Coyle). “William J. Glackens’ early training began at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, along with Sloan, Everett Shinn, George Luks, and Robert Henri, all of whom in 1908 founded the group called “The Eight,” later known as the Ashcan School. Despite success as a painter, Glackens worked for nearly 30 years as a newspaper, magazine and book illustrator. “His illustrations, particularly those involving animated crowds of people, exhibit brilliant and expressive draftsmanship, as do a smaller series of etchings of urban subjects” (Gale Encyclopedia). In addition to Sloan and Glackens, four other contemporary artists are represented: Frederic Rodrigo Gruger, Louis Meynell, Elmer Boyd Smith, and W.J. Sinnott. The 22 original artworks contained in this exquisite edition of De Kock’s novels are exemplary of the Ashcan School’s distinctive style of illustration. The edition itself was designed as a tour de force of book production, projected to be 100 volumes but apparently abandoned after 48 volumes (only one “complete” set of 48 volumes has ever appeared). Fine condition, artworks superb, magnificently bound, with only light rubs to two volumes.

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Tennyson’s Arthurian Classic Idylls Of The King, Folio Illustrated With 37 Steel Engravings By Doré
131. (DORÉ, Gustave) TENNYSON, Alfred. Idylls of the King. London, 1868. Thick folio (11-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches), contemporary full onlaid burgundy morocco gilt. $3500. First edition with illustrations by Doré, with 37 large, lovely full-page steel engravings by him, elaborately bound by Maclaren & Macniven. “By the early 19th century, the Arthurian legends had become a literary anachronism. Tennyson’s poetry brought about a rebirth of interest in the material and eventually placed it on a new plateau of respect and significance for writers and artists” (Lacy, 446). This edition the first to feature the engraved frontispiece portrait (depicting the poet surrounded by his Camelot characters) and 36 other dramatic engraved plates by Gustave Doré. “No other foreign illustrator and few native ones of the period so completely captured the English fancy [as Doré]… Tennyson and his publisher Moxon greatly favored Doré as an illustrator” (Muir, Victorian Illustrated Books, 227, 244). The text contains the first four poems of the epic cycle: Enid, Elaine, Vivien and Guinevere—all the parts of the Idylls Tennyson had completed to date (the first complete publication of all 12 poems together would not appear until 1891). Ownership inscription. Scattered light foxing. A beautiful volume.

“His Fame… Rests Securely Upon The Fact That He Had Something Of Importance To Say”: Magnificent Doves Press Deluxe Edition Of Emerson’s Essays: One Of Only 25 Copies Printed Entirely On Vellum
132. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays. Hammersmith, 1906. Large octavo, original full limp vellum, contemporary chemise and half morocco slipcase. $14,000. Deluxe Doves Press edition of Emerson’s Essays, one of only 25 copies beautifully printed on vellum by the Doves Press (out of a total edition of 325 copies), in lovely publisher’s full vellum. Rare. The Doves Press, founded in 1900 by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, was one of the greatest of the private presses. Doves imprints are scarce, because when the press closed in 1913, Cobden-Sanderson cast all the type off the Hammersmith Bridge into the Thames—to remain “untouched for other use” (Ransom, 59). The Doves Press Essays contains the original preface by Thomas Carlyle and 12 of Emerson’s humanist studies, including his celebrated “Self-Reliance.” Emerson’s Essays was published in 1906 in an edition of only 325 copies, 300 on paper and 25 on vellum. This is one of the 25 copies on vellum, elegantly printed in black with red initials. Owner signature of William Targ, the famed editor, publisher and bibliophile, considered to be “one of the greatest post-World War II editors.” A fine copy. Rare.

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sa muel beck et t /ja sper johns
“One Of The Greatest Artists’ Books Of The Second Half Of The 20th Century” By “Two Of The Most Enigmatic Artists Of Our Time”: Foirades/Fizzles, One Of Only 250 Copies Signed By Both Beckett And Johns
133. JOHNS, Jasper. BECKETT, Samuel. Foirades / Fizzles. London and New York, 1976. Folio (10 by 13 inches), original self-wrappers, endpapers designed by Johns, sheets folded accordion style, cloth clamshell box with original color lithographed paper lining designed by Johns. $25,000. Signed limited first edition of this renowned artist’s book, one of only 250 signed by both Beckett and Johns, a collaboration between two greats of 20th-century modernism, with five texts by Samuel Beckett accompanied by 33 original etchings by Jasper Johns (many also utilize aquatint and drypoint; six doublepage, two printed in color forming the endpapers). “Foirades/Fizzles is not a standard collaboration. Beckett and Johns did not know each other and neither initiated the project. The collaboration was conceived by Vera Lindsay, and in 1973 in Paris, Beckett and Johns met and discussed it. Johns wanted to work with new material, and Beckett suggested five unpublished prose fragments, which, for the collaboration, he would translate into English… All of the etchings in Fizzles are based on Johns’ [major, four-panel] 1972 painting Untitled… The variations on Untitled are perfect visual counterparts to Beckett’s stories of closed places, passages, and darkness. Johns matches Beckett’s fragments with fragments thick with references to burial and entrapment, to art, and to past and future time” (Judith Goldman). This is one of 250 numbered copies, from a total edition of only 300 (30 artist’s proof copies and 20 hors commerce copies were also printed). Johns’ etchings and aquatints were printed by Crommelynck. With 32-page illustrated booklet produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to accompany a 1977 exhibition of the prints and texts used for this work laid in. Castleman, 214-15. Logan, 162. From the collection of renowned editor and publisher William Targ and his wife, literary agent Roslyn Siegel Targ. Fine condition.

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a rthur r ack h a m
“Rackham’s Acknowledged Masterpiece”: Deluxe Suite Of 12 Folio Plates From Peter Pan, The Only Work By Rackham With The Plates Issued Separately As A Portfolio
134. (RACKHAM, Arthur). The Peter Pan Portfolio. London, 1912. Elephant folio (19-1/2 by 21-1/2 inches), original three-quarter vellum laced at spine with later silk ribbon, cardboard box. $18,000. First edition, one of only 500 copies signed by the publisher and the engraver. The only suite of Rackham’s plates to be issued in an oversize portfolio format, with 12 beautiful folio color prints from Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens mounted on card and matted. Published in 1912 to capitalize on the popularity of the stage production Peter and Wendy, this portfolio contains 12 pictures considered to be Rackham’s personal favorites from the 50 original plates he designed for Barrie’s text. Of Rackham’s designs Barrie wrote, “I like best of all the Serpentine with the fairies, and the Peter in his night-gown sitting in the tree. Next I would [sic] the flying Peters, the fairies going to the ball (as in the ‘tiff’ and the fairy on cobweb)—the fairies sewing the leaves with their sense of fun (the gayest thing this) and your treatment of snow” (Ray). Perhaps Barrie’s comments influenced Rackham’s selection, as this portfolio includes all the images he mentioned. This edition was limited to 500 copies signed by the publishers, engravers and printers, numbered 101-600 (this copy is number 448); copies 1-100 were supposed to be signed on every plate by Rackham, but “Mr. Rackham advises that he signed only about twenty” (Latimore and Haskell, 39). The portfolio brought Rackham’s work great public attention, “and ultimately spawned one fine new piece of music,” Debussy’s “Les Fées Sont d’Exquises Danceuses” (Hamilton, 97). With descriptive tissue guards. Originally issued as a gift book in 1906 with 50 color plates but in a much smaller quarto format. Riall, 113. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 329. Plates generally bright and fresh, with occasional light foxing. Interior with expert restoration to title page edges, leaves occasionally remargined at gutter, some mats expertly restored. Vellum with light wear to spine foot, minor bumping to extremities. Expert restoration to scarce original cardboard box. An extremely good copy.

A ADAMS, Douglas 35 ADAMS, John 33 Antiphonal 79 AURELIUS, Marcus 29 AUSTEN, Jane 35 B BARBIER, George 11 BECKETT, Samuel 36, 47, 103 BEMELMANS, Ludwig 93 Bible 22, 23, 80, 81 BLACKSTONE, William 71 BOISSONNAS, Frédéric 91 BOURNE, Samuel 89 BURGESS, Anthony 40 C CARNE, John 92 CARTER, Howard 88 CHAGALL, Marc 100 CHANDLER, Raymond 37 CHAUCER, Geoffrey 3–4 CHURCHILL, Winston 25 CLARKSON, Thomas 59 CONAN DOYLE, Arthur 34, 38 COOK, James 88 COOPER, James Fenimore 39 COWLES, Calvin D. 58 D DE KOCK, Charles Paul 101 DICKENS, Charles 30 Dictionary 52 DISNEY, Walt 18, 94 DORÉ, Gustave 102 E EARHART, Amelia 68 EDISON, Thomas Alva 60, 87 ELIOT, T.S. 38 EMERSON, Ralph Waldo 102 F FAULKNER, William 43 FILMER, Robert 76 FLAUBERT, Gustave 41 FLEMING, Ian 31, 42 FRANKLIN, Benjamin 61 G GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel 43 GRAFTON, Sue 44 GRAHAME, Kenneth 95

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GRANT, Ulysses S. 20, 21, 64 GUTHRIE, Woody 62 H HALL, James Norman 50 HAMILTON, Alexander 61, 63 HAMMETT, Dashiell 45 HARRIS, Joel Chandler 93 HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel 44 HAYEK, Friedrich A. 82 HEMINGWAY, Ernest 45 HUGO, Victor 46 HUME, David 73 J JAY, John 63 JOHNS, Jasper 103 JOYCE, James 16, 47, 48 K Kelmscott Press 3–4 KENNEDY, Robert 68 KEROUAC, Jack 48 KEYNES, John Maynard 83 L LIZARS, John 85 LOCKE, John 76, 77 LUBBOCK, Alfred Basil 90 LUCRETIUS 74 LUTHER, Martin 66 LYELL, Charles 86 M MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo 78 MACKENZIE, Alexander 67 MADISON, James 63 MAILER, Norman 49 MARTIN, George 49 MILLAIS, John Guille 86 MILLER, Arthur 50 MILL, John Stuart 82 MILTON, John 72 MONTFAUCON, Bernard de 28 MONTGOMERY, Bernard Law 72 MONTGOMERY, William 57 N NAPOLEON 73 NASA 57 NIJINSKY, Vaslav 11 NORDHOFF, Charles 50 Nuremberg Chronicle 6–7

P PAINE, Thomas 32 PLAYFAIR, Robert 92 PLUTARCH 74 POE, Edgar Allan 15 POTTER, Beatrix 19 PROUST, Marcel 5 PUZO, Mario 51 R RABIN, Yitzhak 69 RACKHAM, Arthur 104 RAMSAYE, Terry 87 REAGAN, Ronald 65, 69 REY, H.A. 96 RIMBAUD, Arthur 13 ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. 24 ROSS, John 27 S SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de 97 SALINGER, J.D. 17 SCHULZ, Charles M. 96, 98 SENDAK, Maurice 99 SHAKESPEARE, William 12, 55 SHAW, Thomas 90 SINGER, I.B. 51 SLOANE, William 73 SMITH, Adam 84, 85 STEDMAN, Charles 70 STOLBERG, John Sobieski 75 STUART, Charles Edward 75 T TOMES, Robert 59 TOOLE, John Kennedy 47 TRUMAN, Harry S. 65 TWAIN, Mark 26 U UPDIKE, John 54 V Virginia 8–9 VONNEGUT, Kurt 53 W WALCOTT, Mary Vaux 87 WARREN, Robert Penn 54 WELLS, H.G. 53 WHITMAN, Walt 14, 56 WOOLF, Virginia 56

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