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“The One Great Christmas Myth Of Modern Literature”: Lovely First Issue Of A Christmas Carol
1. DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. London, 1843. Small octavo, original cinnamon cloth gilt.  $33,000. 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. The R.B. Adam copy, with his bookplate. 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 decided to publish the book himself… He wanted the Carol to be a beautiful gift book and took pride in its development. He stipulated the following requirements: a fancy binding, blindstamped, with gilding on the spine and front cover; all edges gilded; four full-page handcolored 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. Dickens’ changes were completed by December 17… 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. Bookseller’s small ticket. Armorial bookplate. Morocco-gilt bookplate of R.B. Adam, prolific book collector, particularly of Samuel Johnson (whose portrait graces Adam’s boookplate). “In all matters relating to books and collections, Adam was a generous and knowledgeable individual” (Dickinson, 9). Scattered light foxing. Only very light fading and soiling to unrestored cloth, gilt bright and beautiful. A desirable copy in near-fine condition, with noteworthy provenance, unusual in this condition.




Superb Limited Deluxe First Edition Of Shackleton’s Heart Of The Antarctic And The Antarctic Book: Signed By Him And All Of The Members Of The Expedition
2. SHACKLETON, Ernest. Heart of the Antarctic. Two volumes. WITH: The Antarctic Book. London: 1909. Together, three volumes. Quarto, original full (Heart of the Antarctic) and half (Antarctic Book) vellum.  $53,000. Rare first edition, Special Limited Large Paper Issue of Shackleton’s fascinating account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, one of only 300 copies printed. First and only edition of The Antarctic Book, with the signatures of every member of the shore party, including Shackleton. With 16 mounted color plates, photographic frontispieces, and over 200 additional illustrations, including drawings and photographic plates. Three folding maps and a folding panorama enclosed in the rear pocket of Volume II. Shackleton had first gained fame as a member of Scott’s expedition of 1901-02. In 1908, accompanied by three companions and four ponies, he led his own expedition and approached within 100 miles of the South Pole before being forced to return due to lack of supplies, outdistancing his predecessors to a degree unequalled in the history of polar exploration, and proving conclusively the feasibility of reaching the Pole. While Shackleton’s heroic journey southward was the greatest achievement of this expedition, it was also noteworthy for the first attainment of the Magnetic South Pole and the first ascent of Mt. Erebus, both achieved in separate journeys led by T.W. Edgeworth, as well as for substantially increasing knowledge of the region’s geology. The Antarctic Book, which includes the 16 signatures of the shore party, was issued only with this limited edition of The Heart of the Antarctic and has never been reprinted. It contains reproductions of drawings done by the party, including four mounted color portraits, the poem “Erebus” by Shackleton and the whimsical story “Bathybia” by Douglas Mawson, also a member of the party. Second state of The Antarctic Book, with only three items listed on the contents page (the first state listed an additional poem by Shackleton; this was later corrected and appended to the preceding poem, of which it formed a portion). All volumes printed on specially made Van Gelder paper, watermarked “1907 BAE 1909.” Conrad, 148. Rosove 305.A2. Spence 1096. Taurus 57. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors, some foxing to folding maps. Vellum bindings fine with an unoffensive half-inch closed nick to the bottom front board of Volume II. Very light toning to paper boards of the Antarctic Book. A fine set of this rare and sumptuous edition.





Roberts’ Egypt And The Holy Land: One Of The Greatest Lithographic Works Ever Printed, With 250 Splendid Large Folio Tinted Lithographs, In Handsome Contemporary Morocco-Gilt Bindings
3. ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia… WITH: Egypt & Nubia… London, 1842-49. Six volumes uniformly bound in four. Large folio, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt.  $145,000. First edition of one of the greatest lithographic works ever printed, complete with 250 beautiful tinted lithographic plates. Six large folio volumes bound in four, in fine contemporary morocco-gilt. Roberts was already a respected and famous scenic painter and member of the Royal Academy when he began his 11-month journey, 1838-39, through the Holy Land. He departed for Alexandria in August 1838, and spent the rest of the year in Cairo. In February 1839, he set out for the Holy Land, stopping on the way at Suez, Mount Sinai, and Petra. He then visited Gaza and Jerusalem and spent the remaining months of his journey visiting biblical sites. Roberts had permission to enter whichever sacred mosque or monument he desired, a testament to the esteem in which he was held. He produced a wealth of exquisite drawings, later beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, the finest 19th-century lithographer. “Roberts’ Holy Land has a world-wide reputation; nothing of a similar character has ever been produced that can bear a comparison with it… For centuries Jerusalem had been sketched, painted, photographed… and yet when people envision Jerusalem, very often what they envision is Jerusalem painted by David Roberts” (Ran, Facsimile of Roberts’ Holy Land). Roberts’ magnificent plates are justly famous for their vivid rendering of temples, land- and cityscapes, and other sights throughout the Holy Land and Egypt. The work was issued in 41 parts over seven years in three states: tinted (as in this copy), tinted proof, and hand-colored and mounted on card. Includes lithographed frontispiece portrait of Roberts, six lithographed pictorial title pages, and two engraved maps. Abbey Travel 272, 385. Tooley 401; 402. Some plates foxed as usual. Only light wear to beautiful contemporary morocco-gilt bindings. A most handsome and very desirable complete copy.




“An Extraordinary Richness Of Color”: First Edition Of Pyne’s History Of The Royal Residences, Beautifully Illustrated With 100 Hand-Colored Folio Aquatints, Elegantly Bound
4. PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Frogmore. London, 1819. Three volumes. Folio (11 by 13-1/2 inches), mid-20th century full crushed red morocco gilt.  $17,000. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the design and history of eight royal residences, with 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after the works of Charles Wild, James Stephanoff and others, elegant in full morocco-gilt by Bayntun. Artist and author William Pyne began his career as a watercolorist, but following several successful collaborations with well-known publisher Rudolph Ackermann, he “became enamored of book production” and undertook this ambitious, “large and costly work entitled The History of the Royal Residences…a very sumptuous book for which author, artist, engraver and publisher alike did their best” (Prideaux, 143). Pyne wrote the text and called upon some of his day’s most prominent artists to produce this invaluable record of such palatial residences as Carlton House, demolished in 1827, and the luxurious rooms within Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace and other royal homes, many of which were later redesigned. Accomplished watercolorist Charles Wild contributed 59 of the 100 illustrations, displaying an “extraordinary richness of color” (Ray 42). Some plates not bound as called for by list of plates; all plates present. Abbey Scenery 396. Tooley 389. Interior fine, color plates vibrant. Only minor restoration to one spine and one joint.



Lee’s Farewell Address: “With An Unceasing Admiration Of Your Constancy And Devotion To Your Country… I Bid You All An Affectionate Adieu Farewell”—General Order No. 9, The Surrender Of The Army Of Northern Virginia, Signed By General Lee
5. LEE, Robert E. Period fair copy of General Order No. 9 signed. Appomattox, Virginia, April 10, 1865. One quarto leaf, measures 7-3/4 by 9-3/4 inches.  $150,000. Period fair copy of General Order No. 9—the order to the Confederate troops to surrender—penned in manuscript in a secretarial hand and signed by Lee “R.E. Lee, Genl.” This particular copy is unique in that it is mistakenly marked “General Order No. 19.” It appears that it was first drafted as “No. 10” and then corrected to “No. 19.” The fact that Lee signs as “Genl” places the signing sometime shortly after the surrender. One of only a few examples extant of this extraordinary and important historic piece. This copy has some very minor grammatical changes from most transcriptions and reads, in full: “After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell the brave survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them. But feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that must have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen. By the terms of agreement officers and men can return to their homes, and remain until exchanged. You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed, and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection. With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your country and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you all an affectionate adieu farewell.” Following Grant’s breakthrough of the Confederate lines after the Battle of Five Forks on April 1, 1865, Lee evacuated Petersburg and the Confederate capital of Richmond, leading his army west toward Appomattox where a supply train awaited him. His plan was to turn south and join forces with Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina. However, George Armstrong Custer’s cavalry destroyed the three supply trains awaiting Lee at Appomattox on April 8. Lee arrived that night and immediately resolved to push on to Lynchburg the following morning, where another supply train could replenish his army. By the morning of the 9th, however, he found himself surrounded by Federal troops. He made one last desperate attempt, sending John B. Gordon to break through the Union cavalry guarding the western exit. When the attempt failed, Lee had no choice but to surrender. He negotiated a cease fire and, meeting Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the home of Wilmer McLean, surrendered himself and the Army of Northern Virginia. The following day, Lee’s aide-de-camp, Col. Charles Marshall, at the insistence of the general, drafted General Order No. 9, also known as Lee’s Farewell Address. In a letter to Confederate General Bradley T. Johnson, dated September 27, 1887, Charles Marshall described the events surrounding his drafting of the Farewell Address: “General Lee’s order to the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House was written the day after the meeting at McLean’s house, at which the terms of the surrender were agreed upon. That night the general sat with several of us at a fire in front of his tent, and after some conversation about the army… in which his feelings toward his men were strongly expressed, he told me to prepare an order to the troops… The next day… many persons were coming and going, so that I was unable to write without interruption until about 10 o’clock, when General Lee, finding that the order had not been prepared, directed me to get into his ambulance… I sat in the ambulance until I had written the order, the first draft of which (in pencil) contained an entire paragraph that was omitted by General Lee’s direction. He made one or two verbal changes, and I then made a copy of the order as corrected, and gave it to one of the clerks in the adjutant-general’s office to write in ink. I took the copy… to the general, who signed it, and other copies were then made for transmission to the corps commanders and the staff of the army. All these copies were signed by the general, and a good many persons sent other copies which they had made or procured, and obtained his signature. In this way many copies of the order had the general’s name signed as if they were originals, some of which I have seen” (Johnson, ed., Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, IV: 1888). Reinforced on the verso along the folds, which are weakened and separating in places with minor loss of paper, one small tear at the right edge repaired, a few small chips along edges. Scattered spotting; faint staining along the right margin, not affecting text or Lee’s signature. Lee’s signature is light, but quite legible.



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
6. (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, pp. 25; custom slipcase, custom clamshell box. 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.





Exceedingly Rare Association First Edition Of Ricardo’s Landmark On The Principles Of Political Economy And Taxation, With An Inscription And From The Family Of Ricardo’s Good Friend And Trusted Ally In The House Of Commons, Leading British Financial Expert Pascoe Grenfell
7. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) RICARDO, David. On The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. London, 1817. Octavo, contemporary brown calf early rebacked in elaborately gilt-decorated spine.  $65,000. First edition of David Ricardo’s most important work, a cornerstone of economic theory—one of only 750 copies printed—an extremely rare association copy from the family of prominent British industrialist, financier and influential abolitionist, Pascoe Grenfell, close friend and political ally of Ricardo, containing the inscription, “This Book belongs to my Son Riversdale W. Grenfell, Pascoe Grenfell,” with Riversdale Grenfell’s bookplate, scarce in contemporary calf boards. “David Ricardo is without doubt the greatest representative of classical political economy. He carried the work begun by Adam Smith to the farthest point possible… Ricardo, writing 50 years later than Smith, showed a greater insight into the working of the economic system… In the opinion of his own contemporaries at home and abroad, Ricardo was acknowledged the leader of the science… His most important work is On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, first published in 1817” (Roll, History of Economic Thought, 155-6). Ricardo had made a fortune for himself on the London Stock Exchange by the age of 25. “He now began to interest himself in scientific and mathematical studies, but after reading The Wealth of Nations he decided to devote himself to political economy… Ricardo was, in a sense, the first ‘scientific’ economist… [His work] has proved of lasting value” (PMM 277). “This is a most able, original, and profound work. Its appearance formed a new era in the history of the science” (McCulloch, 16-17). This especially rare association copy contains the bookplate of Riversdale William Grenfell, son of leading British industrialist and financial expert, Pascoe Grenfell—a trusted colleague of David Ricardo. On the initial blank leaf, opposite Riversdale Grenfell’s bookplate, is an inscription stating, “This Book belongs to my Son Riversdale W. Grenfell, Pascoe Grenfell.” “One of the leading speakers on financial subjects in the House of Commons,” Pascoe Grenfell was a friend and frequent political ally of Ricardo. “After Ricardo’s entry into Parliament Grenfell often sided with him on economic questions… It was at his suggestion that Ricardo undertook in 1815 to write a pamphlet attacking the policy of the Bank of England, which took shape in Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency.” When Ricardo asked Grenfell to read Proposals while still in manuscript, Grenfell reviewed it immediately and wrote Ricardo, deeming it “excellent’ (Works VI:3, 286). Kress B7029. Goldsmiths 21734. Additional early owner inscription in an unidentified hand. Early marginalia. Interior fresh with only light scattered foxing, minor rubbing to scarce contemporary calf boards. A highly desirable near-fine copy with an important contemporary association.


“A Splendid Work… Ornamented With Fine Engravings”
8. (BIBLE). The Holy Bible. London, 1800. Seven volumes. Large thick folio, contemporary full navy straight-grain morocco gilt.  $21,000. Magnificently illustrated first edition of the Macklin Bible, beautifully bound in seven massive volumes and illustrated with 70 splendid fullpage 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 headand tailpieces by Philipp Jakob de Loutherbourg provide a virtual encyclopedia of Judeo-Christian iconography. With subscriber’s list and engraved dedication leaf. Herbert 1442. Darlow & Moule 982. Text generally quite clean; many plates with marginal foxing (as often seen in this set) though generally not affecting images. An excellent set, most desirable in beautiful contemporary morocco-gilt.


Exceedingly Rare Microform King James Bible Carried To The Surface To The Moon As Part Of The Apollo 14 Mission, One Of Only 12 Copies With A Certificate Signed By Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
9. (BIBLE). Microform King James Bible. WITH: Letter of authenticity signed. Cleveland and New York, 1971. Microform piece (1-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch) encased in gold, enamel, and bejeweled reliquary. $87,000. Rare microform complete King James Bible, carried on the Apollo 13 mission and to the surface of the moon by astronaut Edgar Mitchell as part of the 1971 Apollo 14 expedition, one of only 12 flight-certified by a member of the expedition, encased in a handmade reliquary made from over 1/2 troy pound of 22 karat gold and embellished with jewels, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by James W. Stout of the Apollo Prayer League Committee and astronaut Edgar Mitchell, in a custom velvet and calf clamshell box. This rare item was one of only 100 microform King James Bibles that were taken to the lunar surface as part of an initiative by the Apollo Prayer League (most of which have now been cut apart). The Bibles were slated to be taken to the moon on the Apollo 13 mission, but disaster struck and the mission failed to land on the moon’s surface. Thus, the Bibles were forced to make a second flight. Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell was entrusted with taking the miniature microform Bibles, each slightly bigger than a postage stamp, aboard the lunar module Antares, which landed on the Fra Mauro Highlands of the Moon on February 5, 1971. Of these 100 Bibles, only 12 were flight-certified by astronaut Edgar Mitchell. This is an entire Bible— many were cut into 50-page fragments. It has been encased in a reliquary containing over 1/2 trop pound of 22 karat gold, jewel embellishments, and red enamel highlighting the words “The First Lunar Bible,” “A.D. 1971,” and “D.F” (the man who commissioned the piece). Fine condition.


Inscribed By Einstein, First Edition Of The Evolution Of Physics
10. EINSTEIN, Albert, and INFELD, Leopold. The Evolution of Physics. New York, 1938. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket.  $15,000. First edition, signed and dated by Albert Einstein, “53,” praised on publication as “masterly,” a beautiful copy in very scarce first-issue dust jacket. Albert Einstein saw Evolution of Physics as a means of emphasizing “his realist approach” and further used “the text to defend the utility of field theories amid the advances of quantum mechanics… There was a third reason that Einstein helped to write this textbook, a more personal one. He wanted to help Leopold Infeld, a Jew who had fled Poland, collaborated briefly in Cambridge with Max Born, and then moved to Princeton.” When Infeld timidly approached Einstein with the idea of writing a history of physics, he was barely “able to stammer out his proposal. ‘This is not at all a stupid idea,’ Einstein said.’ Not stupid at all. We shall do it” (Issacson, 463-5). On publication The Saturday Review of Literature praised Evolution of Physics as “masterly… Einstein and Infeld’s book should do much to spread an understanding and appreciation one of the great dramas in the evolution of human thought.” First issue, with first issue dust jacket containing $2.50 price to rear dust jacket flap.With three full-page and numerous intext illustrations and diagrams. Boni et al. 235. Book fine; lightest edge-wear, only tiny bit of dampstaining to verso of bright about-fine dust jacket.


Signed And Dated By Einstein In The Year Of Publication, Scarce 1950 Edition Of Meaning Of Relativity, With The First Publication Of His New Generalized Theory Of Gravitation, Hailed On Publication As “A Master Key To Universe… Promises To Bridge Gap Between The Star And The Atom” (New York Times)
11. EINSTEIN, Albert. The Meaning of Relativity. Princeton, 1950. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $18,000.


Third edition, containing the first publication of Einstein’s new Generalized Theory of Gravitation (Appendix II), with substantial revisions to his quest for a unified theory that were viewed on publication as ranking “with the original appearance of the theory of relativity as a milestone of scientific achievement” (New York Times), an exceedingly scarce copy signed and dated by Einstein in the year of publication. An exceptionally fine copy. This major edition of The Meaning of Relativity features the first publication of Einstein’s newly revised “‘Generalized Theory of Gravitation” (Appendix II): “presenting a total of 28 mathematical formulae, each representing a step leading to a new concept of the unity of the cosmos.” On publication it was immediately hailed as monumental for offering insights that “may reveal to man vast forces beyond imaginings… Appendix II consists of only 14 printed pages, presenting a total of 28 mathematical formulae, each representing a step leading to a new concept of the unity of the cosmos. These 14 pages are the result of more than 30 years of concentrated intellectual labors by the man to whom George Bernard Shaw once referred as one of the eight ‘universe builders’ in recorded history” (New York Times). Einstein had sent early versions of the material in Appendix II to Erwin Schrödinger, who responded with praise, telling Einstein, “You are after big game.” When this edition “was being prepared in 1949, Einstein added the latest version of the paper he had shown Schrõdinger as an appendix. The New York Times reprinted an entire page of complex equations from the manuscript, along with a front-page story headline ‘New Einstein Theory Gives a Master Key to Universe: Scientist, after 30 Years Work, Evolves Concept That Promises to Bridge Gap between the Star and the Atom” (Isaacson, 513). Despite the decades spent in arriving at this point, however, Einstein continued to struggle in his quest for a unified theory. As his biographer Walter Isaacson observes, it is possible “the search was futle… But Einstein never regretted his dedication to it” (Einstein, 514). “The imprint of Einstein’s work on the different areas of physical science is so large and varied… that a scientist who tries to trace it would be hard put to know where to start” (Simmons, Scientific 100, 10). With errata. Main text of Meaning of Relativity first published in 1922: Einstein extensively altered this work with each edition. Appendix II translated by Sonja Bargmann. See Norman 697. Bookseller ticket. An exceedingly scarce inscribed copy in fine condition.



“Bibliophile, Drunkard And Good Egg”: Wonderful And Rare Presentation Copy Of The Beautiful And Damned, In Scarce First-Issue Dust Jacket, Warmly Inscribed By Fitzgerald In The Year Of Publication
12. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned. New York, 1922. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket.  $88,000. First edition, first issue, an exceptional presentation copy whimsically inscribed in the year of publication by Fitzgerald, “For Wilbur Judd, Parisien, Critic, Playrite, Bibliophile, Drunkard and Good Egg, From F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Paul 1922,” in rare first-issue dust jacket. “The Beautiful and Damned brought Fitzgerald accolades from those whose opinions he valued. Mencken congratulated him for staking out new ground… Fitzgerald was aiming high; he only wanted to be the best novelist of his generation” (Turnbull, 130-31). Fitzgerald wrote to Zelda in 1930, “I wish The Beautiful and Damned had been a maturely written book because it was all true. We ruined ourselves… I have never honestly thought that we ruined each other” (Bruccoli, 180). First issue, with “Published March, 1922” on copyright page; in first-issue dust jacket with letters on front panel in white, outlined in black. Bruccoli A8.1.a. Text fine, only very light edge-wear to original cloth; rare first-issue dust jacket with small ink stain to spine, a bit of shallow chipping, toning to spine and tape repairs to verso. A wonderful extremely good unrestored copy, scarce inscribed.


“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
13. FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. London, 1963. Octavo, original half vellum gilt, custom half morocco clamshell box.  $18,000. Signed limited first edition, the only Bond title issued in a limited edition, one of only 250 copies signed by Ian Fleming, of the eleventh Bond novel, 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; without original mylar jacket. Gilbert A11a. Expected light soiling to vellum. About-fine condition.


“To The Kind Lady Called Reynolds Who Was Such A Help!”: First Edition Of Thunderball, Inscribed By Ian Fleming
14. FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, 1961. Octavo, original boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box.  $27,500. First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the super-spy’s memorable nemesis, Ernst Blofeld, whose theft of two nuclear warheads threatens the world. This copy inscribed and signed by Fleming: “To the kind lady called Reynolds who was such a help! From Ian Fleming.” “Thunderball represented a new departure [for the Bond series], with the introduction of SPECTRE and of Ernst Blofeld, a commanding villain who was to reappear. This gave a measure of continuity to the later Bond novels… Thunderball worked well as an adventure story… the theme of the theft of atom bombs seemed pertinent and modern” (Black, 49, 55). As he had in From Russia, With Love (1957) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), Fleming considered permanently doing away with his super-spy character: “I shall definitely kill off Bond with my next book—better a poor bang than a rich whimper!” (Lycett, 364). Bond, of course, survives this adventure, which, due to credit and rights controversy, was adapted twice to the screen: under the present title in 1965 and as Never Say Never Again in 1983—both times starring Sean Connery; in the 1965 film Claudine Auger played Domino, while Kim Basinger played that role in 1983. Gilbert A9 (1.1). Biondi & Pickard, 42-47. A fine copy, scarce and most desirable inscribed.


“For Godsake Hold Your Tongue, And Let Me Love”: 1633 First Edition Of John Donne’s Poems
15. DONNE, John. Poems, By J.D. With Elegies on the Authors Death. London, 1633. Small quarto, early 20th-century full red crushed morocco gilt.  $55,000. First edition of the collected poems of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, with “Epistle” leaves, often lacking. Handsomely bound in full crushed morocco by renowned French bookbinder Salvador David. Although his poetry was circulated in small bundles of manuscript copies among the cultured circles of Elizabethan and Jacobean society, Donne deliberately kept most of it out of print, fearing to tarnish his reputation in the religious establishment. Thus almost none of his poetry appeared in print during his lifetime. “The first editors of Donne’s poetry divided his work into about a dozen groupings. The Songs and Sonnets which open the volume are generally amorous in theme; the Divine Poems, which close it, are described in their title… Early scholars took for granted that all the bawdy, cynical and lecherous poems were written by young Jack Donne, while all the somber, penitent, devotional poems were written by the godly divine. The more we learn about the matter, the less this easy division seems to stand up… The poetry of Donne represents a sharp break with that written by his predecessors and most of his contemporaries. Whether he writes of love or devotion, Donne’s particular blend of wit and seriousness, of intense feeling, darting thought, and vast erudition, creates a fascination quite beyond the reach of easier styles and less strenuous minds” (Adams). This edition is “the first collected edition of Donne’s poems, derived according to current scholarly thinking from manuscript sources in direct descent from the author’s papers. It has been the basis of all scholarly editions since then, including the Grolier Club edition of 1895” (Pirie 81). This copy with page 273 (Nn1) in the uncorrected state, and with mispaginations as in Pforzheimer. Bound with “Epistle” (A3-A4), rarely found; without “Printer to the Understanders,” “Hexastichon Bibliopolae” and blank [A1], as often. Several lines in the Satyres on pages 330, 331 and 341, originally containing lines offensive to the king and church, are left blank. Donne bibliographer Sir Geoffrey Keynes concludes that various corrections in the text do not differentiate earlier from later states, but were random in the preparation of the text. Keynes 78. STC 7045. Grolier 100 25. Bookplates, including that of prominent Philadelphia businessman and book collector John Gribbel, President of the prestigious Union League. Text expertly cleaned. Handsome morocco-gilt binding fine.

“My Own Favorite Amongst My Little Books”: The Tailor Of Gloucester, One Of Only 500 Privately Printed Copies Of The First Edition, Inscribed By Potter At Christmas In The Month Of Publication
16. POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London, December, 1902. 12mo, original pictorial pink paper boards, custom chemise and morocco slipcase.  $32,000. 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. Inscribed, “To Isabel Roget with love from Beatrix Potter, Christmas 1902.” 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, and one can see why, for in it she indulges her own fascination with the era of her grandparents and great-grandparents… Fairy tale, nursery rhyme and Arcadian fantasy all come together for a moment in perfect balance. No wonder Beatrix Potter was proud of the book” (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] where she had described in detail how Simpkin wandered through the streets of Gloucester on the night of Christmas Eve, when all the animals were talking and the carol singers were singing. This is the part of the story which contained the majority of her rhymes and verses” (Linder 117). Quinby 3. Linder, 420. Interior fine. Light soiling to boards, with an unobtrusive half-inch closed tear to spine head. An about-fine copy, most scarce, rare inscribed.


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“The Most Widely Read Of All American Autobiographies”: 1793 First Edition In English Of Franklin’s Autobiography
17. FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. Late Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to France… Originally written by Himself, and Now Translated from the French. London, 1793. Octavo, period-style ivory paper spine, blue-gray paper boards.  $9200. First edition in English (expanded from the French) of Franklin’s renowned autobiography, “the most widely read of all American autobiographies,” a splendid wide-margined uncut copy. “The most widely read of all American autobiographies… [The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin] holds the essence of the American way of life” (Grolier 21). “This account is the epitome of Franklin’s spirit. In it one sees him as a typical though great example of 18th-century enlightenment, a Yankee Puritan who could agree with Rousseau and Voltaire, and use the language of Defoe and Addison with a genial homely twang” (Hart, 142). “A year after Benjamin Franklin’s death his autobiography was published in Paris in March of 1791… Known today as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin’s son William, then the governor of New Jersey. The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of the time. Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again 13 years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old. Considered to be the greatest autobiography produced in colonial America” (Archiving Early America). The ultimate treatise on man’s ability to better himself, the Autobiography is especially notable for its wonderful and humorous pragmatism. With Fauchet’s Eulogium half title. Occasional mispagination without loss of text. Howes F323. Sabin 25573. Ford 386. Small bit of marginalia to one page (195), tiny remnants of newspaper clipping tipped to margin of one page (76). Single faint mark below title page not affecting text. A fine copy in period-style boards.

Boldly Signed By Benjamin Franklin As President Of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council: Scarce Official Document, Dated May 13, 1786, Signed By Franklin Soon After The End Of The Revolution And Not Long Before His Death
18. FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Document signed. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, May 13, 1786. Folio, original leaf of vellum (14 by 17 inches), partially printed and completed in manuscript in a secretarial hand, signed, embossed paper seal; matted and framed with portrait, entire piece measures 22-1/2 by 27-1/2 inches.  $26,000. Rare original document of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, dated May 13, 1786, boldly signed by Franklin as President of the Executive Council soon after the end of the Revolution and only one year before his “final triumph” in sanctioning the new U.S. Constitution (Isaacson, 457), this exceptional official document recording a land sale in western Pennsylvania, conveying property to Edward Burd, believed to be the Pennsylvania attorney who fought in the Revolution and was imprisoned at the Battle of Long Island, counter-signed by John Armstrong, Jr., who became U.S. Minster to France and Madison’s Secretary of War. This rare document, signed by Franklin as President of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council (akin to governor), is dated not long after the end of the Revolution, a year after he returned from diplomatic service abroad and shortly before his death. It speaks to a turbulent era when the nation was splintered by factional politics. His signature on this document, dated May 13, 1786, recording the sale of land in southwestern Pennsylvania, signals his ability to restore unity amidst heated disputes over taxation, Revolutionary debts and land patents. Franklin presided at the first session of the eleventh assembly that convened in October, five months after the date of this document. At that time land disputes, especially in the western region, were paramount. By then Franklin was long familiar with the explosive issue of land in Pennsylvania, primarily through a long quarrel with the Penns who, prior to the Revolution, “literally owned Pennsylvania.” Their feud forever fused the politics of land to the politics of liberty for Franklin. This document records the sale of land “appropriated for the Redemption of the Depreciation Certificates,” which were used to honor commitments to those who served in the Revolution. Document matted and framed with a fulllength portrait of Franklin, engraved by Phillibrown after a painting by Chappel, with facsimile signature of Franklin present beneath the matt and above the printed “Heny J. Johnson Pub. NY 1879.” Document counter-signed by John Armstrong, Jr., who served as minister to France (1804-10), Brigadier General in the War of 1812, and as Madison’s Secretary of War (1813-14). Grantee Edward Burd is likely the Pennsylvania attorney who fought in the Revolution; his military service is noted in Berks County, Pennsylvania historical records. Signature bold and dark, a few tiny holes at faint foldlines not affecting text, portrait clear and fresh. An about-fine signed document and portrait, handsomely matted and framed.




“Our Cause Is Just: Our Union Is Perfect… Resolved To Die Freemen, Rather Than To Live Slaves”: Exceedingly Rare First Edition Of The 1775 Journal Of The Second Continental Congress, Detailing The Dramatic Events Of The Summer Of 1775, Including Jefferson’s Causes And Necessity Of Taking Up Arms, Dickinson’s Olive Branch Petition, And Much More
19. (CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775. Philadelphia, 1775. Octavo, contemporary speckled brown calf rebacked in period-style calf gilt.  $60,000. Extraordinarily rare first edition of the Journal of the Second Continental Congress, recording the pivotal events and resolutions from its convening the month after Lexington and Concord, on May 10, 1775, through its adjournment on September 5, 1775, meeting in “strictest secrecy behind closed doors because of the number of British agents” in Philadelphia, with delegates including Founding Fathers Jefferson, Washington and Franklin, published by order of Congress and printed in Philadelphia by William and Thomas Bradford, official printers to the new government. Produced in very limited quantities, copies are quite rare and desirable. This exceedingly rare first edition of the Journal of the Second Continental Congress spans May 10 to September 5, 1775. “[W]hile men were dying… the official posture of what called itself ‘The United Colonies of North America’ remained abiding in loyalty to the British crown” (Ellis, 20-21). When John Adams, John Hancock, John Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and their fellow delegates met in Philadelphia, every session was “conducted in strictest secrecy behind closed doors because of the number of British agents in and about Philadelphia” (McCullough, John Adams, 88). While “it is hard to pinpoint precisely when America crossed the threshold of deciding that complete independence from Britain was necessary,” it was during that sweltering summer that Franklin, Adams and others fully realized “the point of no return had been reached” (Johnson, History of the American People, 149). This Journal, printed in Philadelphia by the Bradfords, records that powerful turning point in history. Among the important works included is the July 6, 1775 Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, written by Jefferson with revisions by Dickinson. This important precursor to the Declaration of Independence pronounces: “Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great… the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties, being with one mind resolved, to die Freemen rather than to live as slaves.” Of comparable importance is the Journal ’s printing of the Olive Branch Petition of July 8, 1775, which sought the King’s intercession in preventing “the further destruction of the lives of your Majesty’s subjects.” The petition was sent to England for presentation to George III but the colonies ultimately received no response. “The slight was not forgotten” (Krotoszynski, 108). The Journal additionally includes eyewitness reports of Lexington and Concord, a printing of the Address to the Inhabitants of Canada, and much diplomatic correspondence. The Journal also notably contains an April 26 letter from Massachusetts patriot Dr. Joseph Warren to Franklin that describes the dire situation in Britishoccupied Boston, stating: “we are at last plunged into the horrors of a most unnatural war.” Warren was killed within weeks at the Battle of Bunker Hill. As the Second Continental Congress further readied itself for independence, its delegates prepared, in June 1775, a lengthy Articles of War that detailed the “Rules and Regulations for the government of the Army.” Overall these delegates, “besides creating a provincial army and navy and sending diplomatic agents to Europe… adopted the militia besieging the redcoats in Boston as the ‘Army of the United Colonies,’ appointed Colonel George Washington commander in chief, sent Benedict Arnold across the Maine wilderness in the expectation of bringing in Canada as the fourteenth colony, and authorized other warlike acts” (Morison, 215-16). Copies of the Journal have been found with the names of John Hancock and Charles Thomson inadvertently omitted from the foot of page 239, apparently requiring a stop-press correction. This copy is the corrected state, with the names in place. With half title; title page with woodcut vignette. Evans 14569. ESTC W2468. Hildeburn 3229. Howes J264. Ford 74. Adams, American Controversy 75-151a. Owner signature. Interior generally fresh with light scattered foxing. Contemporary boards with expert restoration.



One Of The Rare And Important Earliest Printings Of Madison’s Proposed Amendments To The Constitution— The Foundation Of The Bill Of Rights—Printed In The Gazette Of The United States Newspaper Only Days After Madison Presented Them To Congress
20. (CONSTITUTION) MADISON, James. The Following are the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]. IN: The Gazette of the United States. New York, Saturday, June 13, 1789. Folio newspaper, single folded sheet; pp. [4].  $35,000. Exceptionally rare and important June 13, 1789 issue of The Gazette of the United States newspaper, containing one of the very earliest printings of Madison’s proposed amendments to the new Constitution, the foundation of the Bill of Rights. This newspaper printing of the full text of Madison’s amendments precedes any official government printing and was issued only one day after the first newspaper appearance. Printed only five days after Madison presented his Bill of Rights to the First Congress, with guarantees of religious freedom, freedom of speech and the press, and the right to bear arms. This is “the crucial first draft of the Federal Bill of Rights… Every provision of the Bill of Rights is based directly upon Madison’s original draft” (Schwartz). James Madison, America’s fourth president, is renowned as the Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. “The role of the federal Bill of Rights in American constitutional development has been monumental… Without the commitment of James Madison, who drafted the amendments, and then, virtually begging, guided them through the House of Representatives, there would have been no federal Bill of Rights” (Conley, Bill of Rights and the States, 46-7). “The decision to omit a federal bill of rights almost proved fatal to the new Constitution… [and it] became the single most important issue during the year-long debate over ratification of the Constitution” (Schechter, Roots of the Republic, 425-27). Some states refused to ratify the Constitution without the promise of a bill of rights, and though he had previously opposed it, “Madison promised at a critical point in the ratification debate that if the Constitution was approved, he would personally see that a bill of rights was added to the document” (Lutz, Publius 22:40). On June 8, 1789, in the early weeks of the First Congress, Madison rose in the House of Representatives and “delivered his famous speech explaining his proposed amendments and why they were necessary…. Madison delivered what was, in effect, the sponsor’s statement on the legislative measure that was to become the federal Bill of Rights…. Madison then read the ‘amendments which have occurred to me, proper to be recommended by Congress to the State Legislatures.’ Here we have the crucial first draft of the federal Bill of Rights. The Madison proposals covered all of the articles which were eventually included in the Bill of Rights, including much of the language that was ultimately adopted… Every provision of the Bill of Rights is based directly upon Madison’s original draft. Where changes were made during the congressional debate, they relate to form rather than substance” (Schwartz II:1006-8). The earliest printings of the full text of Madison’s proposed amendments to the Constitution were in three New York newspapers, all of which are exceptionally rare: the June 12, 1789 New York Daily Advertiser and the June 13, 1789 Gazette of the United States and New-York Daily Gazette. Earlier newspaper accounts of Madison’s June 8th speech, such as the June 10th issue of Gazette of the United States, did not include the text of the amendments. Madison’s amendments appear on page 3 of this July 13, 1789 issue of the Gazette of the United States (under the section “Sketch of Proceedings of Congress”) with the heading: “The following are the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]— as mentioned in our last.” Madison’s amendments were sent to committee that July, regrouped into 17 propositions, and fiercely debated. Madison originally intended his amendments as alterations and additions to the text of the Constitution, but in August the articles were reframed to stand separately. The Senate subsequently made changes to the House version, and the amendments were reduced from 17 to 12, of which ten were ultimately ratified by the states. “It took two and a half years for the necessary three-fourths of the states to ratify ten of the twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution, which together are now known as the Bill of Rights” (Lutz, 43). The July 12th and 13th New York newspapers were the earliest printings. Though “Madison’s proposals were also printed in a section covering June 8 in The Congressional Register… [this] quite definitely was not prior to their newspaper publication, for [Thomas Lloyd] was lagging considerably in his printing schedule… Madison did not begin sending copies to his correspondents until after the text had appeared in newspapers, and stray phrases in his letters indicate that it was the newspaper form that he enclosed to them… There is very little in the content of the final Bill of Rights that did not exist originally in Madison’s proposals” (Eaton II:VII, 279-280). John Fenno’s Gazette of the United States was the Federalist newspaper of record, generally the first to press with news from the First Congress, then meeting in New York. “In 1789, when Fenno proposed to publish a newspaper that would represent the Constitution and Washington’s administration in a favorable light, the Federalists were quick to lend their support” (Remer, 26). The first issue of Fenno’s Gazette appeared in April 15, 1789, less than two months before this issue. Minor stab marks at spine from being bound at some point, not touching text; minor foldlines, a few spots, one faint dampstain. A lovely, near-fine copy, scarce and most desirable in such excellent condition.



Inscribed By Sheridan
21. (CIVIL WAR) (SHERIDAN, P.H.) NEWHALL, Frederic Cushman. With General Sheridan in Lee’s Last Campaign. Philadelphia, 1866. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco gilt.  $8500. Scarce first edition, inscribed: “P.H. Sheridan, Lt. General, U.S.A.” Newhall, who served as Sheridan’s adjutant general, wrote this firsthand account of his experiences. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait (with printed signature, rank of major general) and folding map. Nicholson, 595. Dornbusch P54. Sheridan was promoted to lieutenant general in 1884, meaning he signed this book after that date. Scattered pencil markings and marginalia. Expert paper repairs to folding map and frontispiece, title page and a few other early leaves, light restoration to morocco corners. Scarce, especially signed by Sheridan.

“These Guys Didn’t Have A Clue!”: All The President’s Men, Signed By Bob Woodward, John Dean, And Ben Bradlee, And With An Inscription By G. Gordon Liddy
22. BERNSTEIN, Carl, and WOODWARD, Bob. All the President’s Men. New York, 1974. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket.  $3200. First edition of the book version of Bernstein and Woodward’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles for the Washington Post, this copy signed by co-author Bob Woodward, along with John Dean, and Ben Bradlee, together with a lengthy inscription by Liddy: “These guys didn’t have a clue! Read ‘Silent Coup’ by Colodny & Gettlin. G. Gordon Liddy, 26 August 2004.” “One of the greatest detective stories ever told,” Bernstein and Woodward’s investigation of the Watergate scandal in the Washington Post put the abuses of the Nixon White House front and center before the nation, garnering the reporters a Pulitzer Prize (Denver Post). With 16 pages of black-andwhite photographic illustrations. Book fine, lightest edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket.

Franklin’s Six-Volume Works, The First American Appearance Of The Memoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Benjamin Franklin, A Rare Association Copy From The Library Of Writer James Kirke Paulding, President Van Buren’s Secretary Of The Navy
23. (PAULDING, James Kirke) FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin… Published from the Original MSS. Philadelphia, 1808-1818. Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary full green tree calf gilt.  $8500. First American appearance of Franklin’s Autobiography as originally written by him, containing an early collection of Franklin’s Works, rare association copy from the library of writer James Kirke Paulding, who served as President Van Buren’s Secretary of the Navy and was a close friend of Washington Irving, each volume with Paulding’s bookplate and signed by him. Franklin’s autobiographical writings cover the years from his birth in 1706 through 1759 only, and were written by him at four different periods between 1771 and 1789. Curiously, the first two of the four parts originally appeared in French (1791, 1798) and, before 1818, all English versions were retranslations from those French editions. This 1818 edition of Franklin’s writings, edited by his grandson, includes the first American appearance of any part of the Autobiography in the original English, as written by Franklin, as well as the first American appearance of the third and largest part of his Autobiography (covering 1731-1757), preceded only by the same year’s London quarto and octavo editions. Ford 568. Shaw & Shoemaker 15043. Sabin 25605. From the library of James Kirke Paulding, Secretary of the Navy under Martin Van Buren. A prolific writer in many genres, Paulding is often held as America’s first novelist (Lowance, 177). Each of the six volumes is signed by Paulding on the title page and each contains his bookplate. Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, faint occasional dampstaining, minimal edge-wear to a few roughly opened leaves not affecting text, minor rubbing mainly to spine ends of contemporary boards. A handsomely bound near-fine copy with a memorable association.


Rare Early Printing Of John F. Kennedy’s First Book, Signed By Him
24. KENNEDY, John F. Why England Slept. New York, 1940. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket.  $12,500. First edition, third printing, of John F. Kennedy’s first book, issued one month after the first printing, boldly signed by him. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill’s work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy’s. Kennedy’s work attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England’s leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war were viable options. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. Third printing; most signed and inscribed copies of this title are not first printings. With scarce unrestored dust jacket (sixth printing). Owner signatures. Book with a few spots of soiling to interior and boards, mild toning to spine. Unrestored later dust jacket with faint dampstain to front flap, a bit of rubbing and soiling, and only slight toning to spine. An extremely good signed copy.


Prayer Card Signed By Apache Chief Geronimo
25. GERONIMO. Prayer card signed. No place, circa 1905. Card stock measuring 2-7/8 by 4-1/2 inches, printed on one side; framed.  $14,500. Prayer card with the lyrics to the hymn “Chinese Boat,” signed in pencil by the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo. “As the leader of the warring Apaches of the Southwestern territories in pioneer days, Geronimo gained a reputation for cruelty and cunning never surpassed by that of any other American Indian chief. For more than twenty years he and his men were the terror of the country, always leaving a trail of bloodshed and devastation. The old chief was captured many times, but always got away again, until his final capture, in 1886, by a small command of infantry scouts under Capt. H.W. Lawton” (New York Times obituary). After his surrender and imprisonment by U.S. troops, the Apache warrior converted to Christianity, becoming a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1903. “He had been one of the last Indians to surrender to the United States, and he became a monumental public attraction in his last years, his fame far outstripping the deeds by which he had proven himself little more than an able partisan leader. His name is fixed in American mythology, however, and will never be supplanted, nor has interest in him diminished” (ANB). This prayer card is printed in black with the hymn “Chinese Boat” and an illustration of a Chinese junk with a brief prayer. Included with the card is the original scrapbook from which it came, containing many original turn-of-the-century photographs, postcards, drawings and newspaper clippings of Native Americans and western landscapes and buildings. Scrapbook respined in paper and housed in a clamshell box. Prayer card fine; light smudging to pencil signature and three small, green crayon marks, not affecting signature. A wonderful piece of Western Americana, beautifully presented.

“Submitted To The Secretary Of War, A. Lincoln”: Autograph Note Signed “A. Lincoln” During The Civil War, Framed With A Lengthy Autograph Letter From A Provost Marshall Who “Lost His Leg… During An Engagement With The Enemy At Drury’s Bluff” Requesting A New Appointment From Secretary Of War Edwin Stanton
26. LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph note signed “A. Lincoln.” FRAMED WITH: Autograph letter by a soldier seeking an appointment and a facsimile portrait of Lincoln. Washington, March 11, 1865. Clipped piece of partially lined stationery, measuring 3-1/4 by 2-1/4 inches; handsomely window-framed with autograph letter by soldier and facsimile portrait of Lincoln, entire piece measures 19-1/2 by 16 inches.  $12,000. Autograph clipped note written and signed by President Lincoln during the Civil War in 1865 submitting an officer’s request for an appointment to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton: “Submitted to the Secretary of War, A. Lincoln.” Handsomely matted and framed with the officer’s lengthy autograph note detailing the circumstances of his request, as well as a facsimile portrait of Lincoln. This autograph clipped note submits an officer’s request for a new appointment to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, presumably with Lincoln’s implicit approval. Fine condition.


Striking Contemporary Portrait Of Lincoln, In A Handsome Oval Gilt Frame
27. (LINCOLN, Abraham) MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed Lincoln portrait. Cincinnati, 1864. Paper on canvas, oval image measures 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches; handsomely framed, entire piece measures 18 by 21 inches.  $5500. Contemporary chromolithographic portrait of Lincoln, laid on canvas, in a gilt frame. Based on a photograph by Anthony Berger taken at Mathew Brady’s Washington studio on 9 February 1864. Middleton, the publisher, used a unique method of lithography—printing on canvas-backed paper in oil-based inks—to produce color images of unusually high quality that were still affordable. Middleton had a copy sent to the president, who offered this critique in a 30 December 1864 letter: “Your picture . . . is, in the main, very good. From a line across immediately above the eye-brows, downward it appears to me perfect. Above such a line I think it is not so good—that is, while it gives perhaps a better fore-head, it is not quite true to the original.” Lincoln also suggested that Middleton should study a photograph, not realizing that this image was based on one. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln VIII:191. See Hamilton & Ostendorf O-91. Very nearly fine condition.


Christmas Blossoms For 1848 And 1851, Illustrated With 12 Sartain Mezzotints, Both Inscribed By And From The Library Of Franklin D. Roosevelt, One Dated During His Presidency
28. (ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) Christmas Blossoms, and New Year’s Wreath, for 1848. WITH: Christmas Blossoms… for MDCCCLI. Boston and Philadelphia, 1848, 1851. Two volumes. 12mo, original cloth gilt, custom chemise and slipcase.  $12,000. From the library of Franklin D. Roosevelt: the 1848 and 1851 editions of the “Christmas Blossoms” gift books for children, illustrated with mezzotint plates by John Sartain, with the ownership inscriptions of President and bona fide bibliophile Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, 1930” (in the first volume), “Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, 1936” (in the second). These anthologies—two from an 1847-54 series of annual children’s gift books—feature the character of Uncle Thomas, a Santa-like figure whose Christmas visits bring, not physical presents, but the gifts of story and verse. Each volume illustrated with six mezzotints by John Sartain. Both volumes belonged to and are inscribed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The 1848 volume bears an additional note, apparently in his hand, “Rare—Sartain Plates.” Roosevelt was an ardent bibliophile. He was a member of such book collectors’ organizations as the Club of Odd Volumes and the Grolier Club. At his death, his personal library numbered more than 21,000 volumes. Scattered light foxing and offsetting. 1848 volume with expert restoration to cloth. Both spines slightly rubbed, cover gilt bright. A delightful pair of volumes, with desirable and distinguished presidential provenance.

Deluxe Signed Limited Edition Of President Reagan’s Autobiography, In Original Oak Presentation Chest, With Six Audio Tapes Of His Speeches
29. REAGAN, Ronald. An American Life. New York, 1990. Octavo, original full blue morocco gilt, oak presentation case. WITH: Six cassette tapes of Reagan’s addresses and speeches.  $6800. Signed limited first edition of President Reagan’s autobiography, one of 2000 copies signed by Reagan for Easton Press subscribers on a tipped-in limitation page, bound in elaborately gilt-decorated morocco and presented in a handsome publisher’s wooden chest, with drawer containing audio recordings of the speeches from Reagan’s 1989 book, Speaking My Mind. A distinctive production. A distinguished commemoration of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable and influential American presidents. With blank “Library of the Presidents” Easton Press bookplate laid in. Fine condition.

“Notice!… All Persons Are Forbidden To Camp, Shoot, Trap, Or In Any Way Trespass Upon These Premises Under Penalty Of The Law. J. Pierpont Morgan, Owner”: Scarce Original Printed Cloth Broadside, Circa 1895, From The Adirondack Summer Retreat Of Morgan, “The Financial Moses Of The New World”
30. MORGAN, J. Pierpont. Broadside. Bear Pond Preserve. Notice! This is Private Game Preserve… J. Pierpont Morgan, Owner. Herkimer, N.Y. circa 1895. Broadside. Original white cloth sign (12 by 15-3/4 inches) printed on recto.  $4500. Scarce original cloth broadside, circa 1895, a boldly printed 12-by-15-3/4 inch sign forbidding “all persons” to trespass on the exclusive Bear Pond Preserve of Wall Street titan, philanthropist and famed collector, J. Pierpont Morgan, an eleven-acre “private game preserve” within his nearly 1,500 acres of Adirondack wilderness purchased in 1895, where Morgan, his family and guests, enjoyed the beauty of his wilderness estate. In 1895 J. Pierpont Morgan, “the financial Moses of the New World,” purchased a retreat of nearly 1,500 acres, christened Camp Uncas, located in the Adirondacks (New York Times). The bold warning on this original cloth sign sternly warns trespassers away from his Bear Pond Preserve--a “private game preserve adjacent to Morgan’s Mohegan Lake property” (Lake Placid News). The Bear Pond Tract, as is noted herein, includes “Lot No. 4 in Nivin’s Tract, in Township No. 5, Totten & Crossfield Purchase,” in the Hamilton County towns of Arietta and Inlet. The sign warns: “NOTICE! This is a Private Game Preserve… All persons are forbidden to Camp, Shoot, Trap, or in any way Trespass upon these premises under penalty of the law. [signed in print] J. Pierpont Morgan, Owner.” The beautiful Camp Uncas “is of exceptional historical and architectural significance” (Adirondack Almanack). In August 1903, The New York Times reported: “There are about 1,5000 acres in the Morgan park, and it is one of the hardest for the poacher to enter that may be found in the country.” Camp Uncas “is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places… the eleven acres of Morgan’s original Bear Pond Preserve are still in private hands” (Lake Placid News). Printing bold and dark, small crease to upper corner not affecting text, very lightest edge-wear. A very scarce about-fine cloth sign.



“My Flight From Hawaii”: An Extraordinary Archive Of Flight Plans And Charts Prepared For Amelia Earhart’s Use On Her Record-Breaking 1935 Flight From Honolulu To Mainland California, Stamped On The Verso By The U.S. Navy Censor
31. EARHART, Amelia and WILLIAMS, Clarence S. Navigational Archive for 1935 Honolulu to Mainland U.S. Flight. Framed with three pages from Earhart’s article “My Flight from Hawaii,” in National Geographic magazine, May 1935. Los Angeles: Clarence S. Williams, Consultant in Navigation, December 22-28, 1934. Two large framed pieces, each with multiple matted items; one measures 34 by 36 inches, the other 34 by 42 inches. $38,000. Flight plans and timing charts designed by Lieutenant Commander Clarence S. Williams, “Consultant in Navigation,” for Amelia Earhart and used by Earhart as she attempted her record-breaking first solo flight from Hawaii to the United States mainland in 1935. She was the first person, man or woman, to make this flight solo; this was also the first flight where a civilian aircraft carried a two-way radio. The charts are stamped with a U.S. Navy censor’s mark on the reverse, demonstrating that they were cleared by the Navy for Earhart’s use. An extraordinary archive: neither the National Air and Space Museum nor the Purdue University Collection of Earhart Papers has a set of these charts. Amelia Earhart recorded a number of firsts in her extraordinary aviation career: she was the first person, man or woman, to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland, Honolulu to Oakland—a trailblazing feat commemorated by this wonderful pair of framed pieces. She was the first woman to fly the Atlantic in a plane (1928); the second person, and the first woman, to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932); and the first woman to fly solo across the continental U.S. Earhart’s National Geographic article—a portion of which is included in this piece— highlights the paramount importance of proper navigational aids for such a long flight: “The subject of navigation looms large on long flights… My navigation charts were prepared by Lieut. Comdr. Clarence S. Williams, of the U.S. Naval Reserve, of Los Angeles.

On them were worked out alternate courses, one to San Francisco, a second to Los Angeles, and a third providing a shift from the northerly route to the southerly, should Pacific coast weather conditions make a midocean change of destination desirable.” All three of these vitally important charts are included in the larger framed piece, along with the original title page. In the end, Earhart landed at her original destination, Oakland, after a relatively relaxed flight with no mechanical complications. These charts reference the date of preparation December 28, 1934, and the fact that they were prepared especially for Amelia Earhart. They are also stamped with a U.S. Navy censors mark on the reverse, demonstrating that they were cleared by the U.S. Navy for public use as the U.S. at that time was keeping a watchful eye over growing unrest in Asia. These two framed pieces are accompanied by a complete issue of Volume LXVII, Number Five of The National Geographic Magazine, which contains Earhart’s complete article “My Flight from Hawaii,” with four photographs. In her article Earhart also discusses what she prophetically saw as the future of flight and navigation: radio direction finders. “To me it seems that regular air transport across both oceans is inevitable, and will probably come about sooner than most people suspect. Probably used in such longrange service will be the new radio compasses. These are extraordinary ‘gadgets,’ which actually lead a pilot to a selected point, guided by radio operating at that destination.” Both predictions soon came true. Fine condition. A splendid and very large pair of framed pieces commemorating this historic flight.



“The Gentleman Has Had A Very Long Experience In The West And Has Come In Personal Contact With The Indians…”: A Splendid 19th-Century Record Of Native American Life Compiled By The U.S. Agent For Indian Affairs At The Fort Peck Agency In Montana, With 73 Original Glass Slides Of Native Americans And Working Magic Lantern, With Original Presidential Appointment Signed By Chester Arthur
32. (NATIVE AMERICANS) (SNIDER, Samuel E.) Lantern slide collection: Indian agent archive. WITH: Framed Presidential Indian agent appointment signed. No place, 19th century. Set of 47 original glass plate images and 26 glass lantern slides, in original wooden storage case; magic lantern, in original wooden case (measures 30 by 21 by 15 inches); two framed pieces.  $28,000. Rare collection of 73 original glass slides with functional magic lantern from the 19th century, an exceptional series of original slides from photographs of Navajo, Hopi, and other Pueblo tribes taken by Reverend Samuel Snider, the Indian agent for the Sioux of Fort Peck, Montana, and later the Indian Inspector for Indian Affairs in the Southwest. Together with two framed pieces—one a letter of recommendation on Snider’s behalf by renowned trader Lorenzo Hubbell, and Snider’s 1883 presidential appointment as Agent for the Indians of Fort Peck signed by President Chester A. Arthur. Includes positive prints of each of the glass slides.

This rare photographic archive of 73 original glass slides was created from photographs taken by Reverend Samuel E. Snider, Agent for the Fort Peck agency in Montana. Snider became Indian agent for the Sioux in July, 1883, after having served as superintendent of the Fort Peck Indian Agency boarding school. The Sioux only a few years earlier had participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, often referred to as “Custer’s Last Stand.” As a result of the massacre of troops, restrictions were placed on weapons the tribe could possess, making it much more difficult for them to hunt to survive. The years that followed became increasingly difficult for the Indians. By this time, white hunters had virtually exterminated the buffalo. The tribe was faced with starvation, and it was the job of the Indian agent to help them learn how to farm, to speak English and to learn trades that would enable them to survive. That is the environment Snider encountered as he took on his new role. Within a year of his appointment, the situation had worsened. A drought had killed the crops and no supplies had been sent by the Government. Indians started dying from starvation, and Snider was charged with fraudulent transactions with the agency trader. Snider tendered his resignation, and was eventually exonerated of all charges. However, even though Snider asked to be reinstated, it was too late, as he had already been replaced. A little more than ten years later Snider resurfaced to be appointed Indian Inspector, a job at the highest level for Indian Affairs. His appointment was made possible, in part, by the help of Lorenzo Hubbell, a 19th-century trader instrumental in promoting Navajo art. He started a trading post in 1878 and eventually created an empire of trading posts in the Southwest, helping Navajos become economically self-sufficient by showing them the patterns of blankets most likely to sell. His 1878 trading post still stands on the Navajo reservation, and is a National Historic Landmark; he is said to be the only Caucasian buried on Navajo land. This archive includes a hand-written letter by Hubbell supporting Snider’s application as U.S. Indian Inspector for Navajo and Pueblo tribes at Fort Defiance, New Mexico, following his earlier appointment. A recommendation by Hubbell would have carried great weight, as he was one of the few non-Indians trusted by the Navajo and Pueblo Tribes. The glass plates and lantern slides depict Navajo, Hopi, and other Pueblo tribes in images made by Snider during his time in the Southwest. Also included are images of soldiers, miners, Lorenzo Hubbell, and Snider himself. (Prints have been made of each plate or slide, and these are included in an accompanying binder.) These amazing artifacts document the career of an Indian Agent and provide a rare glimpse into the controversial period when the United States was attempting to peacefully integrate Native American tribes into contemporary society. A fascinating archive in excellent condition.




“One Of The Most Remarkable Incidents In The Whole Of Maritime History”
33. BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea… Including an Account of the Mutiny on Board the Said Ship. London, 1792. Large quarto, period-style full tree calf gilt. $20,000. First edition of the official account of “one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history,” the mutiny on the Bounty, with stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Bligh by J. Condé after J. Russell and seven engraved plates and charts (five folding). An excellent and exceptionally large uncut copy. “An extremely important book… It includes a somewhat revised version of the text of Bligh’s narrative. The account was based upon Bligh’s journal but was written, edited and seen through the press by James Burney, under the supervision of Sir Joseph Banks, during Bligh’s absence from London while on his second breadfruit voyage… After visiting Tahiti and the Tonga Islands, the crew mutinied under Fletcher Christian, the master’s mate. The mutiny was largely due to Bligh’s harshness to his crew; also partly to attachments that had sprung up between the crew and certain of the women of Tahiti, where the Bounty afterwards returned, before sailing to Pitcairn Island” (Hill). “Bligh with 18 others was put into the ship’s launch along with a few provisions and some instruments and set adrift. After a voyage of 3,600 miles and 41 days the launch succeeded in reaching Timor and Java… where the emaciated unfortunates were taken in by the Dutch” (Cox). “One of the most heroic sea voyages ever made” (Hill). Interior quite clean. An excellent copy of the first official account of the Bounty Expedition, entirely uncut and beautifully bound.

Cassin’s Rare Supplement To Audubon’s Birds, With 50 Plates Produced By Audubon’s Lithographer And Printer
34. CASSIN, John. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Philadelphia, 1856. Royal octavo, contemporary half pebbled crimson morocco gilt.  $10,500. First edition, with 50 splendid hand-colored lithographic plates of Western birds, including species discovered since the appearance of Audubon’s Birds and intended as a supplement to that great work. “In the spring of 1845, John James Audubon, North America’s most widely-celebrated naturalist and best-known painter of birds, met for the first and last time the inconspicuous academic who would eventually succeed him as the dean of American ornithologists— John Cassin” (Peck, I-3). “Probably no other ornithologist of his day had such a knowledge of the literature of the subject” (DAB). Cassin’s Birds of California is among the most significant and earliest books “representative of the era of western expansion of American ornithology” (Ellis & Mengel). Anker 92. Sabin 11369. Bookplate. Plates clean and fine, with vibrant hand-coloring; some foxing and dampstaining to text. Slight wear to corners. An excellent copy in contemporary binding.


Handsome Illustrated Octavo Set Of The Three Voyages Of Captain Cook
35. COOK, James. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World. London, 1821. Seven volumes. Octavo, late 19th-century three-quarter polished tan calf gilt.  $7500. Early octavo edition of Captain Cook’s complete voyages, complete with frontispiece portrait, folding map of the world showing the courses of Cook’s travels, and 24 aquatint plates, handsomely bound by Morrell. “The famous accounts of Captain Cook’s three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together” (Hill, 61). In his first voyage (1768-71), Cook observed the Transit of Venus at Tahiti, rediscovered and charted New Zealand, and discovered and charted the east coast of Australia. In his second voyage (1772-75), he crossed the Antarctic Circle for the first time in history and disproved the existence of the supposed “Great Southern Continent.” In his third voyage (1776-79), he searched for the Northwest Passage, charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait, and discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands. Beddie 94. Folding map backed with linen. Excellent condition, a very handsome set.




Binion’s Monumental Egyptian Plate Book, With 72 Superb Elephant Folio Egyptian Plates, Many In Color
36. (EGYPT) BINION, Samuel Augustus. Ancient Egypt or Mizraïm. New York, 1887. Two volumes. Elephant folio, publisher’s maroon cloth boards with gilt title to front cover rebacked and recornered.  $18,000. Limited first edition, “Edition de Luxe,” one of only 800 copies, splendidly illustrated with 72 spectacular large folio plates of pyramids, temples, views, the Sphinx, antiquities, mummies, papyri, among other Egyptian subjects, including 50 beautiful tinted and full-color lithographs. This spectacular production by American Egyptologist Samuel Binion was considered the height of American chromolithography. Most of the huge plates are based on one of four major volumes of Egyptian travel and antiquities from the Napoleonic era through the mid 19th-century: David Roberts’ Egypt and the Holy Land, Prisse d’Avennes’ Oriental Album, Lepsius’ Denkmaler aus Agypten und Athiopen, and the Napoleon-commissioned Description de l’Egypte. Of particular beauty are the fully colored architectural reconstructions of Egyptian temples, and a splendid rendition of Cleopatra’s Needle. Mizraïm was originally issued in 12 parts in wrappers; here the parts have been bound together into two volumes, as usually found, each with its own lithographic title page. Blackmer 143. Original cloth of Volume I mildly discolored. Volume II, Plate XVIII with minor restoration to plate and minor repair to text leaf. Plates and text leaves remarkably clean, with no finger marks as are occasionally found in this work. A very nice copy of this spectacular chromolithographic production.


“We Are All Explorers In An Undiscovered World”: Presentation Association Copy Of Cook’s Case For Reaching The North Pole First
37. COOK, Frederick. My Attainment of the Pole. New York, 1911. Quarto, original pictorial brown cloth.  $7800. First edition of Cook’s version of the North Pole controversy, inscribed and signed by Cook to Elbert Hubbard, founder of the successful and influential Roycroft Press: “To Elbert Hubbard, We are all explorers in an undiscovered world. May the lessons of this quest form a line in your book of destiny. Frederick A. Cook, Cleveland, O, Dec. 2, 1913.” With an autograph letter signed from Cook to Hubbard from the following year, thanking Hubbard for his helpfulness, “with Cheers from the sunny south,” tipped to the front pastedown. Though Cook claimed to have reached the Pole nearly a year before Peary, news of his achievement was delayed by his prolonged and dangerous return journey and reached the public just five days before Peary’s much-heralded announcement. Author and publisher Elbert Hubbard founded the Roycroft Press, which was closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. The success of the press and Hubbard’s encouragement of artists and artisans led to the establishment of a reformist community of craft workers in the village of East Aurora, New York. The “book of destiny” Cook refers to may have been a work in progress that Hubbard had told him about, but which Hubbard never was able to finish—in 1915 Hubbard and his wife, noted suffragette Alice Moore Hubbard, died in the sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania by a German U-boat. An exceptional inscribed association copy.

“One Of The Great Figures Of Entomology”
38. (INSECTS) FABRE, Jean-Henri. Souvenirs Entomologiques. Paris, 1914-24. Eleven volumes. Quarto, contemporary threequarter dark brown morocco gilt.  $4800. Definitive illustrated edition of this fascinating collection of essays on the instincts and habits of insects, the culminating work of Jean-Henri Fabre’s illustrious career, one of only 30 sets produced on Japon paper, with photogravure portrait and numerous fine photogravure plates. “One of the great figures of entomology” (DSB), Fabre combined a passion for science with keen observations and an engaging style, and is best-known today for the series of texts on insects and arachnids that are collectively known as the Souvenirs Entomologiques. “Fabre’s scientific work includes the ten-volume Souvenirs Entomologiques, which presents a considerable number of original observations on the behavior of insects (and also of arachnids)… Responsible for significant discoveries concerning the lives and habits of insects, Fabre remains especially important in the history of science because of the popularity of his Souvenirs Entomologiques; reading them led more than one person to become a naturalist” (DSB). No less a naturalist than Charles Darwin called Fabre “an inimitable observer.” One of 30 on Japon, from a total edition of only 110. Text in French. Abrasions to front boards of Volumes 6, 7, and 10. A lovely, bright, complete set in fine condition.

“The Bible Of English Herbalists”
39. GERARDE, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes… London, 1633. Thick folio, later full vellum over wooden boards.  $11,000. Important second edition—“in every respect immeasurably superior” to the first—of Gerarde’s esteemed Herball, skillfully edited by Thomas Johnson, boasting more than 2700 delicate in-text botanical woodcuts and elaborate engraved title page. First published in 1597, “Gerard’s Herball, if not one of the monuments of the English language, is certainly one of its great delights” (Anderson, 218). “The Bible of English herbalists… [Gerard] wrote with the golden pen of the Elizabethan age” (Blunt & Raphael, 164), bestowing on the plants depicted in his work’s pages such evocative names as “Clown’s Woundwort” and “Traveler’s Joy.” “What is usually known as ‘Johnson’s Gerard’ appeared in 1633… Johnson’s Gerard… is half as long again as Gerard, contains 2765 woodcuts… and is in every respect immeasurably superior to its predecessor” (Blunt & Raphael, 166-67). With 800 more species and 700 more woodcuts than the original, Johnson’s Gerard remains to this day a desirable and oftenconsulted treasury of botanical knowledge and lore. STC 11751. Hunt 230. Title page rehinged, and remargined along upper edge; text generally quite clean. Front joint starting, cords holding firm. An exceptionally good copy.


The Horse In Motion, With Muybridge’s Landmark Photographic Motion Studies, 1882
40. (MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard) STILLMAN, J.D.B. The Horse in Motion. Boston, 1882. Large quarto, publisher’s pictorial brown giltdecorated cloth.  $3500. First edition of this landmark study of quadruped locomotion, illustrated with 107 plates. To settle a $25,000 bet regarding whether a galloping horse leaves the ground completely, former governor of California Leland Stanford hired photographer Eadweard Muybridge to investigate whether or not the claim was true. Muybridge designed elaborate photographic systems that combined batteries of multiple cameras with fast shutter mechanisms. The first successful sequential photographs of rapidly moving objects were taken of these horses—with all four feet off the ground. Stanford won his bet. He then asked his personal physician, writer/adventurer Joseph Davis Babcock Stillman, to analyze the photographs and write a book about how horses move. Illustrated with color anatomical drawings, photographs and motion studies on 107 plates, The Horse in Motion took Stillman two years to write. Muybridge devoted the rest of his life to similar photographic studies of motion. Interior fine. Light rubbing to extremities and two small spots of staining to rear board. A nearly fine copy. Scarce.


“An Ambitious Visual, Intellectual, And Typographic Enterprise”: Lovely History Of St. Peter’s Basilica, Bound With The Arms Of Pope Pius XI
41. (VATICAN CITY) (ST. PETER’S BASILICA) FONTANA, Carlo. Templum Vaticanum et Ipsius Origo. Rome, 1694. Large thick folio, later full vellum.  $19,000. First edition of this richly illustrated chronicle of the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica, with 79 folio plates and plans (ten folding or double-page), finely engraved by Alessandro Specchi from Fontana’s drawings. A lovely, clean, uncut copy, bound with the arms of Pope Pius XI, who was Pope when the Vatican was made an independent city-state in 1929. “The Templum Vaticanum caused a sensation in the contemporary art world; it was ardently discussed, for instance, in the correspondence of the director of the French Academy in Rome for the next two years. The publication was an ambitious visual, intellectual, and typographic enterprise” (Millard). The work is divided into seven books: Book I deals with the antique site of St. Peter’s; Book II the basilica constructed by Emperor Constantine in about 320; Book III the transportation in 1585 of the obelisk to its present site in the square in front of St. Peter’s; Book IV the square and Bernini’s oval colonnade; Book V is a detailed survey of the construction of St. Peter’s; Book VI the relative cost of St. Peter’s in comparison with the Temple of Solomon; Book VII a comparison of St. Peter’s, the Pantheon and the Duomo in Florence. Parallel title page and text in Latin and Italian. Millard, Italian Books 38. Fowler 122. Avery’s Choice 59. Achille Ratti was an accomplished scholar, librarian and priest; on February 6, 1922, he was elected Pope and took the name Pius XI. The independent Vatican city-state was established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, while Pius XI was Pope. Interior clean and fine, engravings particularly crisp and fresh. Minor restoration to clean vellum. An excellent uncut copy of this beautiful tribute to the Vatican, bound for Pope Pius XI.

Audsley’s Large Folio Ornamental Arts Of Japan, With 70 Exceptional Fine Folio Color Plates
42. (JAPAN) AUDSLEY, George Ashdown. The Ornamental Arts of Japan. London, 1882-84. Two volumes. Large thick folio, contemporary full dark green morocco gilt. $8200. First edition, with 70 magnificent tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates, 35 black-and-white photogravures and hundreds of in-text illustrations, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt. Architect George Ashdown Audsley was renowned for his concentrated study of ornament: “this study found expression in a long list of scholarly and lavishly produced books on ornament and illumination which form, even more than his work as a practicing architect, the foundation of his wide reputation” (DAB). His breathtaking survey of Japanese ornament contains sections on drawing, painting, engraving and printing, embroidery, textile fabrics, lacquer, encrusted work, metal work, cloisonné enamel, modeling and carving, and heraldry; each section consists of text followed by a splendid series of vivid color lithographs and black-and-white photogravures. Foxing to first few and last few leaves of each volume only, not affecting most text or illustrations. Plates fine, with rich, vibrant color. Beautiful bindings with light rubbing, Volume I corners gently bumped. A near-fine copy of this highly desirable illustrated work.


Shackleton’s Own Account Of The Fate Of The Endurance
43. SHACKLETON, Ernest. South. London, 1919. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom box.  $9000. First edition of Shackleton’s own account of his ill-fated expedition, with folding map at rear, in-text maps and illustrations, color frontispiece, and 87 blackand-white plates, most after photographs by Frank Hurley, and including his image of the Endurance “looming stark and white against the darkness of the Polar night.” Ernest Shackleton embarked in 1914 in the Endurance to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent—1800 miles from sea to sea. But 1915 turned into an unusually icy year in Antarctica; after drifting trapped in the ice for nine months, the Endurance was crushed in the ice on October 27. “Shackleton now showed his supreme qualities of leadership…with five companions he made a voyage of 800 miles in a 22-foot boat through some of the stormiest seas in the world, crossed the unknown lofty interior of South Georgia, and reached a Norwegian whaling station on the north coast. After three attempts… Shackleton succeeded (30 August 1916) in rescuing the rest of the Endurance party and bringing them to South America” (DNB). Amazingly, all members of the Endurance party survived the ordeal. First printing, with errata slip tipped in. Rosove 308.A1. Spine mildly rubbed, front cover silver-gilt bright. Near-fine.

Boldly Inscribed By Shackleton
44. SHACKLETON, Ernest. Shackleton in the Antarctic. London, 1911. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth.  $5500. First edition of Shackleton’s version abbreviated for children of Heart of the Antarctic, his account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, with frontispiece portrait, 48 photographic illustrations, two additional illustrations, and one map, boldly inscribed below the frontispiece: “Yours truly Ernest Shackleton.” Here, in this special work written for a juvenile audience, he recounts his 1907-09 expedition which came within 100 miles of the South Pole—a record—before being forced to return due to lack of supplies (Amundsen, taking a much shorter route, reached the Pole in 1911). This was the first expedition to reach the Magnetic South Pole and the first to ascend the active volcano Mt. Erebus. This work was published two years after The Heart of the Antarctic (1909), Shackleton’s definitive twovolume work on Antarctic expedition, and one year after the one-volume popular edition of that work. Rosove 305.E1. Occasional soiling to interior, mild toning to spine. An extremely good inscribed copy. Scarce.

“The Finest Series Of Arctic Views Then Published”
45. ROSS, John. A Voyage of Discovery. London, 1819. Quarto, contemporary full brown calf gilt rebacked and recornered.  $11,500. 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. “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. Ross attempted to proceed westward through Lancaster Sound, but being deceived, presumably by a mirage, he described the passage as barred by a range of mountains, which he named the Croker Mountains, despite the disbelief of his colleagues” (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). Abbey Travel 634. Arctic Bibliography 14873. Hill 1488. Plates generally quite nice, only light rubbing to binding; near-fine and handsome.



“One Of The Great Arctic Explorers”: Rare Set Of First Editions Of Parry’s Three Voyages In Search Of The Northwest Passage, His Attempt At Reaching The North Pole, As Well As The Full Run Of The Weekly Newspaper Edited By Captain Sabine During The Winter Of The First Voyage
46. PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North West Passage. WITH: Journal of a Second Voyage. WITH: Journal of a Third Voyage. WITH: Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole. WITH: A Supplement… Containing an Account of the Subjects of Natural History [First Voyage]. BOUND WITH: (RICHARDSON, John, et al.) Appendix to Captain Parry’s Journal of a Second Voyage. BOUND WITH: (SABINE, Edward, editor). The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle. London, 1821, 1824, 1826, 1828, 1824, 1825, 1821. Together, five volumes. Quarto, contemporary full tan calf gilt sympathetically rebacked to style (Volume I in period-style calf).  $18,500. First editions of Parry’s accounts of his three voyages in search of a Northwest Passage as well as his writings on his attempt to reach the North Pole and his attainment of the highest latitude to that date, with 86 engraved maps and plates, many folding. Accompanied by the rare full run of The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle, the newspaper/literary magazine edited by Captain Sabine for the crew during the winter of the first voyage, as well as supplemental natural history appendices to the first and second voyages. A splendid, very handsome set of Parry’s complete works in first edition. Parry’s first expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, chronicled in his Journal of a Voyage was one of the most important early explorations of the Arctic. He collected valuable data on the region’s climate, natural history, and geography, charting hundreds of miles of treacherous coastline. Along the way Parry sailed through, explored, and named the Barrow Strait, Prince Regent Inlet, Wellington Channel and several of the Parry Islands. He made two additional attempts to discover the Passage, both unsuccessful in terms of their original purpose but valuable for the amazing scientific data Parry’s expeditions collected and catalogued as well as for the tremendous amount of information they gathered about the Inuit. Only a year after Parry’s final expedition, he set out for the North Pole, reaching the highest latitude ever in a record that would stand for 49 years. This copy accompanied by the first edition of the full run of The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle, the weekly newspaper edited by Captain Sabine “for the amusement of the officers” as they wintered at Melville Island in Winter Harbour during Parry’s first voyage. Complete with all maps and plates: Journal with six engraved maps and 14 engraved plates. Second Voyage with nine engraved maps and 30 engraved plates. Third Voyage with four maps and seven plates. North Pole with three engraved maps and four engraved plates. Natural History Supplement in Volume V with nine engraved plates. With errata slip in Journal. Sabin 58864. Bookplate. Embossed blindstamp of Manchester City Library to title pages, occasional text leaf; minor old ink notations to inner margin of title pages. Text and plates generally quite clean, bindings in excellent condition and very handsome. A most desirable set of scarce first editions.

“With Best Regards And Crossed Fingers Against Boredom”: First Edition Of I, Robot, Inscribed By Asimov To “First Fan” Lester Mayer In The Year Of Publication
47. ASIMOV, Isaac. I, Robot. New York, 1950. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket, custom slipcase.  $15,000. First edition, first issue, of Asimov’s influential collection of nine robot stories, inscribed: “For: Lester Mayer with best regards and crossed fingers against boredom. 12/3/50. Isaac Asimov.” Asimov’s robot stories were among his most successful and popular, and helped establish his reputation as a pioneer of the science fiction genre. “I, Robot is by most critical accounts one of the most influential books in the history of modern science fiction because it established new conventions for writing robot stories… Asimov did much in his stories to counter the Faustian image of science that had arisen in the public imagination. Prejudice against machines and technology is in fact the constant background, if not the subject matter, of the robot stories… Asimov’s robot stories also have predicted certain real developments. Robotics is now recognized as a field of study, and computer-controlled machines are now in industrial use. In addition, Asimov added two new words to the English language through these stories. The Oxford English Dictionary credits him with the earliest uses of robotics and positronic” (Touponce, Isaac Asimov, 32). These nine stories first appeared in the early 1940s in Astounding magazine. First issue, in cloth binding. Currey, 13. Recipient Lester Mayer, a “golden era” or “dinosaur” genre fan, was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame in 2013 for his decades of contributions as a fan writer, editor and organizer. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, with light pencil notation to rear panel. Book clean, bright and fine. A lovely and desirable inscribed copy, scarce in such very nearly fine condition.

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“It Was A Pleasure To Burn”: First Edition Of Fahrenheit 451, Signed By Bradbury
48. BRADBURY, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York, 1953. Octavo, original red paper boards, dust jacket.  $7800. First edition of Bradbury’s classic dystopia, boldly signed by him. “What is distinctive about Fahrenheit 451 as a work of literature is not what Bradbury says but how he says it… Bradbury’s evocative, lyrical style charges [the book] with a sense of mystery and connotative depth that go beyond the normal boundaries of dystopian fiction… It is the only major symbolic dystopia of our time” (Donald Watt). Illustrated with three full-page drawings by Joe Mugnaini, who also provided the dust jacket art. With no statement of printing on copyright page, as called for. The first edition was issued in four different bindings (a paperback binding preceded the three hardcover bindings, among which no priority has been determined); this is binding C, red cloth-textured paper boards lettered in yellow (Currey, 44). Barron, Anatomy of Wonder II:153. Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 8. New York Public Library, Books of the Century, 162. Owner signatures. Cloth with slightest rubbing to spine ends. Dust jacket with light fading to spine, slight loss to spine foot. A lovely and very nearly fine signed copy.

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“Sam Paris Nov 1952”: Rare Presentation/ Association Copy Of En Attendant Godot, Inscribed Within Weeks Of Publication By Beckett To Friends Henri And Josette Hayden— With The Friendship Between Beckett And Henri Said To Inspire Estragon And Vladimir In Godot
49. BECKETT, Samuel. En attendant Godot. Pièce en Deux Actes. Paris, 1952. Octavo, original paper wrappers, custom box.  $45,000. First trade edition of Beckett’s masterpiece, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed within weeks of publication by Beckett to close friends Henri and Josette Hayden: “A Henri et Jossette affecteusement Sam Paris Nov 1952,” with Beckett’s inscription preceding the premiere of Godot in Paris in January 1953. Beckett and the Haydens met while hiding from the Gestapo in France, and the intimate decades-long friendship between artist Henri and Beckett is said to be a likely inspiration for Estragon and Vladimir in Beckett’s “epoch-making play.” Hiding from the Gestapo during the Occupation, Samuel Beckett found refuge in the small French village of Roussillon in 1942, where he survived by working in the fields. Life improved “considerably with the arrival of two further refugees from Nazism: the Polish-born French painter Henri Hayden, and his much younger French wife, Josette.” Beckett quickly “warmed to the quiet elderly painter with his more voluble, lively companion… Soon Beckett was meeting Hayden fairly regularly in the café for a drink and it was not long before the two men found that they shared a love of chess as well as of painting… This marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship… Some of his purest pleasure came from art… [and] since Henri Hayden’s arrival, there was some contact at least with art… Often Hayden would paint close where Beckett was working, so that they could talk or share a picnic lunch of food and wine.” Many see, in Estragon and Vladimir of En Attendant Godot, traces of the friendship between Beckett and Hayden. If Estragon and Vladimir are constantly “contradicting each other simply to fill the time? Are they Beckett and Henri Hayden doing the same, as they meet regularly for chess? Common sense suggests that snatches of dialogue did emerge from similar little ‘canters… Beckett has conceded as much privately to friends” (Knowlson, Damned to Fame, 192-343). Beckett’s friendship with Henri and Josette Hayden continued to be central to his life and work, and in many ways the friendship also led to Hayden’s artistic renaissance after the war. When Hayden suffered a heart attack in London in 1962, and Beckett was in France for the opening of Happy Days, he “phoned regularly to find out about his friend’s progress. He wrote to Hayden almost every other day… called for their mail, paid the rent on their flat, and posted packets of Gauloises cigarettes to England for Josette. When the Haydens returned home a month later, Beckett was waiting for them… he could not do enough to help” (Knowlson, 448-9). In 1970, Beckett grieved intensely at the death of Hayden, who died in Paris on May 12. First trade edition; preceded by only 35, quite rare, numbered copies in wrappers. Without rarely found original glassine. Text in French. Text fresh and clean with only lightest toning to edges, almost no edge-wear to wrappers. An exceptional about-fine inscribed copy. A presentation/association copy such as this is extremely rare, with barely one at auction in the last 30 years.

“Don’t Forget. Please Feed The Cat”: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, In Exquisite Diamond-Encrusted Binding
50. CAPOTE, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A Short Novel and Three Stories. New York, 1958. Octavo, modern full polished pink morocco, inlaid real diamonds, custom velvet bag.  $6000. First edition of the adventures of free-spirited Holly Golightly, in beautiful custom jeweled binding that includes six genuine diamonds, by the Chelsea Bindery. “If you want to capture a period in New York, no other book has done it so well… He could capture period and place like few others” (Norman Mailer). With three other stories: “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar” and “A Christmas Memory.” This beautiful custom binding features an inlaid black morocco silhouette of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, wonderfully accented with genuine diamonds in her hair, and a diamond necklace and earrings. A fine copy, beautifully bound.

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1687 Edition Of Chaucer’s Works, The Last Gothic Type Edition
51. CHAUCER, Geoffrey.  The Works of Our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer…  London, 1687. Folio, period-style full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine. $6500. Third Speght edition of Chaucer’s works, the last edition to be set in Gothic type, with engraved frontispiece “Progeny of Chaucer,” incorporating a full-length portrait of the author and an image of his tomb. A beautiful volume in period-style calf-gilt. “Except for Shakespeare, Chaucer is foremost among writers in the English language” (Bloom,  The Western Canon, 105). This third printing of Thomas Speght’s edition, which “held sway for well over a hundred years, far longer than any other. It was the text read and owned by Milton, Junius, Pepys, Dryden, and Pope” (Derek Pearsall). This edition marks a highspot of Chaucerian editorship; after it, editorial quality declined, and did not revive until the 1775 Tyrwhitt edition of the Canterbury Tales. This edition is essentially a reprint of Speght’s 1602 edition, being the eighth collected edition, and includes for the first time the printing of the conclusions to the Cook’s and the Squire’s Tale, then recently discovered, on the verso of the last leaf. The list of “Old and Obscure Words in Chaucer explained” is here marked with derivations, and a glossary has been added translating the Latin and French “not Englished” by Chaucer. Beautifully printed in two columns of Gothic type. Pforzheimer 179. Wing C3736. Owner’s small inscription to title page. Occasional light marginal dampstaining. Beautifully bound in period-style calf.

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Extraordinarily Rare First American Edition Of The First Sherlock Holmes Novel, A Study In Scarlet, 1890, In Very Scarce Original Paper Wrappers
52. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. A Study in Scarlet. Philadelphia, 1890. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, custom clamshell box.  $22,000. First American edition of the first Sherlock Holmes story, in exceptionally scarce original paper wrappers. In 1882, the young Conan Doyle set up his medical practice in Southsea, a suburb near the southern seacoast city of Portsmouth. For four years, the practice languished: “With virtually unlimited time to sit, puff his cheap shag and ponder in his waiting-room, barren of furnishings and patients alike, he had begun to send out short stories to the cheaper magazines. A modest success in this direction only served to show that his time was wasted—that if any really substantial return were to be expected from his pen, only a full-length book could be the answer… Doyle was on the verge of despair and surrender when, by some providential trick of the brain… the Great Idea took glimmering shape. Feverishly he began to write, and a few weeks later A Study in Scarlet, with a hero surnamed for an admired American poet [Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.], and a foil and narrator to be immortally known as Watson, took its turn in the mails” (Haycraft, 48-9). The manuscript was rejected by publishers several times over before London publisher Ward, Lock and Company offered £25. Its publication in November, 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual sold out before Christmas. Sherlock Holmes had entered the world and was to change the course of detective fiction definitively. “Rightly elected to the number one slot as the most distinguished mystery fiction ever written, the Sherlock Holmes canon stands as the most consistently brilliant, original, important, and entertaining works of fiction ever produced” (The Crown Crime Companion’s Top 100 Mystery Novels, 21). First American edition; this wrappered issue was published in March 1890, with the American cloth issue appearing seven months later. Original English edition published in 1888; the American edition does not include the six line drawings by the author’s father found in the English edition. Green & Gibson A1b. De Waal 419. Interior fine; expert repair to inner hinge. Expected wear to extremities of original wrappers, one-inch loss to spine foot, affecting publisher’s imprint. An extremely scarce first edition, rare in wrappers.

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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, With Clipped Inscription From Conan Doyle
53. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London, 1892, 1894. Two volumes. Octavo, original pictorial black- and gilt-stamped light blue and dark blue cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box.  $18,000. First editions in book form of these classic stories starring literature’s most famous detective, illustrated by Sidney Paget, with a clipped inscription from the author (“Yours very truly, A. Conan Doyle”) laid into Memoirs. 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.” Of special note is the last case in the Memoirs, “The Final Problem,” in which Holmes apparently meets his death in a struggle with “the Napoleon of crime,” Professor Moriarty. “At one point, tiring of the detective, Doyle attempted to exterminate him… but the clamor of his admirers forced him to resurrect Holmes for several further volumes, and his popularity has waned little since” (Benet, 273). With Sidney Paget’s original, iconic illustrations: “Paget’s spirited illustrations… greatly assisted to popularize those stories” (DNB). Adventures in first-issue binding, with blank street sign on front cover illustration. Green & Gibson A10a, A14a. DeWaal 520, 596. A clipped inscription from Conan Doyle laid into Memoirs. Bookplates. Old pencil notations. Gift inscription in Memoirs dated 1895. Hinges professionally and invisibly repaired, light foxing and minor thumbsoiling, minor rubbing and soiling to cloth. A very nearly fine copy.

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“How All His Pages Glow With Creative Fire!”: First Issue Of Cooper’s Classic The Last Of The Mohicans, Uncut In Original Boards—The Bradley Martin Copy
54. COOPER, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. By the author of “The Pioneers” Philadelphia, 1826. Two volumes. Octavo, original tan paper-covered boards neatly respined, custom chemises and morocco case.  $40,000. Scarce first edition, first issue, of Cooper’s classic tale, one of the highlights of early American literature. Very rare uncut in original boards. The Bradley Martin copy, with his bookplates. “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 B of Volume II (sequence of states not determined) with “a book” in the fifth line of the copyright notice. Without final blank in Volume I. Spiller & Blackburn 7. BAL 3833. Several bookplates, including that of H. Bradley Martin, who amassed one of the world’s finest book collections, prominently featuring American, English and French literature, as well as important American historical documents and fine ornithological books. Also includes the owner signatures of bibliographer Wilberforce Eames and the bookplates of collectors George Clinton Fairchild Williams, Harold Greenhill and Mildred Greenhill. Only light expected age browning, a few marginal tears not affecting legibility. An exceptional copy, uncut in original boards, with very distinguished provenance.

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“A Book Is The Writer’s Secret Life, The Dark Twin Of A Man”: Exceedingly Scarce First Edition, First Issue Of Mosquitoes, Faulkner’s Second Novel, In Original Dust Jacket
55. FAULKNER, William. Mosquitoes. New York, 1927. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket.  $20,000.

First edition, scarce first issue, of Faulkner’s second novel—“a poetic turning point”—in rarely found original dust jacket. A beautiful copy. In Mosquitoes, Faulkner’s second novel, there is “a tremendous flowering of themes that would soon preoccupy him.” Set in New Orleans and drawing on “the bohemian/artistic community he had come to know there,” the novel was published on April 30, 1927 (Parini, 97). To scholar Kenneth Hepburn, Mosquitoes stands as “a poetic turning point.” In this important early work, Faulkner explores artistic strategies that are “necessarily prior to the comfortable use of the Yoknapatawpha material and central to the development of the open-ended poetic out of which were generated Faulkner’s major works” (20th Century Literature 17:1,19). “As Hemingway’s Paris friends had played the game of identifying the models for characters in The Sun Also Rises, so Faulkner’s New Orleans friends would be able to do the same with Mosquitoes” (Blotner, 182-3). First edition, first issue: without “September, 1931” on copyright page. First-issue dust jacket with Boni & Liveright on spine end, $2.50 price, printed red on green with mosquito motif. Also issued with dust jacket printed red, blue and black with card players and yacht design, no priority established. Petersen A4.1a-1b. Brodsky 45. Small bookseller label to rear pastedown. Book fine; only very mild toning to spine of colorful, bright dust jacket. A highly desirable fine copy, virtually never seen in this condition.

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Christmas Day Bill Of Fare For The Dickens Household
56. DICKENS, Charles. Dickens Household Christmas Dinner Menu. No place, 1851. One sheet of notepaper, handwritten on recto; matted and framed, entire piece measures 9-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches.  $6000. Original handwritten menu for the Dickens household for Christmas Day, 1851, neatly penned on Dickens’ stationery by his sister-in-law and housekeeper, Georgina Hogarth, handsomely framed with a wood-engraved portrait of Dickens. In 1858 Georgina Hogarth sided with Dickens in a quarrel with her sister, Catherine, Dickens’s wife. This fight caused the family to break apart. Georgina, Charles and all of the children—except Charles Dickens, Jr.—remained in their home at Tavistock House, while Catherine and Charles Jr. moved out. From that point on, Georgina Hogarth was undisputedly in charge of Dickens’ household. The extensive menu includes a number of delicacies, such as turbot in shrimp sauce, tendons of veal, partridge cutlets with purée of haricots, mutton cutlets, roast beef, boiled turkey, woodcocks, plum pudding, mince pies, punch jelly, parmesan biscuits, coffee cream ice and lemon water ice. One faint horizontal crease and mild soiling to menu. Nearfine condition, handsomely framed.

“Faithfully Yours Always, Charles Dickens”: Rare Vintage 1867 Albumen Print Of Charles Dickens Taken During His Final American Tour, With A Valediction Penned And Signed By Dickens
57. DICKENS, Charles. Photograph. WITH: Valediction signed. No place, circa 1867. Vintage albumen print ( 2-6/8 by 3-7/8 inches), mounted on heavy card stock. WITH: Single partial leaf of blue lined paper (1-4/8 by 3-4/8 inches) in manuscript.  $3000. Rare 1867 vintage albumen print of the iconic photograph of Dickens taken by the preeminent New York firm of Gurney and Son during the author’s final 18678 American tour, together with a valediction penned and signed by Dickens reading, “Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens,” with his bold flourish. Charles Dickens’ began his final American tour began shortly after he arrived in Boston in November 1867, and only two years after returning home in 1868, the beloved author died. It was Dickens’ manager George Dolby who “induced Dickens to sit for the photographers J. Gurney and Son when they got to New York. Although Dickens suppressed some of the shots, Dolby thought the results included ‘the only good photograph of him in existence.’ J. Gurney and Son… sold several poses of the noble, handsome Boz in a variety of sizes—carte-de-visite (25 cents), cabinet (50 cents) and imperial ($3) even in stereoscopic form” (Hearn, Appendix: Annotated Christmas Carol, 188). On seeing the Gurney portraits, “Dickens declared he would never be photographed again—and he never was! He, however, pronounced these particular portraits (for which he gave sittings after much persuasion) to be the best that had ever been produced” (Kitton, Charles Dickens, 452). Handsome albumen print and Dickens’ signed valediction in fine condition.

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“Whether I Shall Turn Out To Be The Hero Of My Own Life…”: First Edition In Original Parts Of David Copperfield
58. DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observations of David Copperfield. London, May 1849 to November 1850. Twenty parts in nineteen. Octavo, original pale bluish-green printed paper wrappers expertly respined, custom half morocco clamshell box.  $16,000. Scarce first edition in the original parts of Dickens’ “largely autobiographic” masterpiece, with additional vignette title page, frontispiece and 38 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”). “The first of Dickens’ big books to be written in the first person, and it is looked upon as being largely autobiographic. Though the original sales were comparatively small—not exceeding 25,000—the later popularity more than recompensed for its failure as an early money-maker. With many lovers of the great author’s works, David Copperfield ranks as the best of his novels. With a book which gave to the world such characters as Betsy Trotwood, Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, it would seem strange if it were otherwise” (Eckel, 75). “It soon became clear that this was his ‘masterpiece’ although, even so, Dickens himself retained a peculiarly private relationship with the novel” (Ackroyd, 606). “With a comparatively small printing, and because the issues in parts were much read and roughly handled, it is a matter of some difficulty to procure fine, clean and unrepaired sets” (Eckel, 76). First issue of part VIII (page 3 of the “Advertiser” reads “LILE” not “LIFE”). Collates nearly complete, with “Copperfield Advertisers,” rear advertisements and slips, including the scarce “Lett’s Diaries” slip in Part VIII (“more often than not a missing quantity,” Hatton & Cleaver, 254), but without the slip after plates in Part IX, rear slip in Part XII, rear slip in Part XIII, front slip in Part XVI, and last page of last ads in Part XIX-XX. With seven specimen diary leaves in Part VIII and variant ads in Parts XII and XVIII. With all 40 plates by iconic Dickens illustrator H.K. Browne, best known as “Phiz.” Gimbel A121. Eckel, 77. Hatton & Cleaver, 253. Morocco bookplate in clamshell box. Interiors quite clean with only very occasional foxing to text and plates, only a few spots of foxing and soiling to unusually bright original wrappers. A lovely item in near-fine condition. Scarce.

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“Please, Sir, I Want Some More”: First Issue Of Oliver Twist, In Original Cloth
59. DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist; Or, the Parish Boy’s Progress. By “Boz.” London, 1838. Three volumes. Octavo, original brown cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box.  $16,500. First edition, first issue, of Dickens’ classic, with the “Fireside” plate and “Boz” title pages, uncut in original cloth. “When Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate which depicted Oliver at Rose Maylie’s knee [Volume III, p. 313]… Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate… This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies… Dickens not only objected to the Fireside plate, but also disliked having ‘Boz’ on the title page. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 and 16” (Smith, 35). With half titles for Volumes I and II, four pages of publisher’s ads at the end of Volume I and two pages of publisher’s ads at the beginning of Volume III. “A genuine first issue in the original cloth covers, uncut, and with clean, unfoxed plates and leaves is very rare” (Eckel, 54). Smith 4 (especially note 3). Eckel, 51-60. Morocco bookplates. Bookplates. Usual offsetting from plates to text, light occasional foxing to interiors, only light wear to original cloth, mild toning to spines. A near-fine copy, most desirable in original cloth.

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Handsomely Bound Nonesuch Dickens, With Illustrations From The Original Engravings, And With An Original Wood-Engraved Block Used To Illustrate The First Edition Of Our Mutual Friend
60. DICKENS, Charles. The Works [Nonesuch Dickens]. Bloomsbury, 1937-38. Twenty-four volumes (including woodengraved plate in clamshell box uniform with 23 text volumes). Tall octavo, recent harlequin full morocco in the style of the original cloth bindings.  $22,500. The famed Nonesuch Dickens, one of the best and most sought-after editions of Dickens’ works, one of only 877 sets produced, with hundreds of illustrations reprinted from the original wood- or steel-engraved blocks by various artists including Cruikshank, Phiz, Graves, Stone and Tenniel, and handsomely bound in harlequin morocco in the style of the original cloth bindings. This set with an original engraved wood block for the plate “Mrs. Boffin Discovers an Orphan” from Our Mutual Friend, drawn by Marcus Stone, as well as an accompanying proof print and authentication letter, housed in clamshell box uniform with the 23 text volumes. Dickens “in his own realm has always been unrivalled… His sleepless imagination exaggerated the comic side of everything, and developed the suggestions of reality into humorous idealisms far transcending the proportions of ordinary life” (Baker). The Nonesuch Dickens is regarded as the definitive collected edition. In addition to the novels, the set includes two volumes of Collected Papers (miscellaneous articles and prefaces), three volumes of Letters, and a volume of Reprinted Pieces (The Uncommercial Traveller and eight stories from the Illustrated Library Edition of 1875). The publishers produced 877 sets because this was the number of original steel plates and wood blocks available to include one with each set. The plate comes with a print made from it and a typed letter of authenticity signed by Arthur Waugh. Some illustrations from lost or destroyed blocks have been replaced with images printed from blocks reproduced photographically from first edition plates; some of the plates from the “Christmas Books” are printed in color, as they were originally issued. Originally issued in variously colored cloth bindings designed by LeightonStraker, the full morocco bindings of this set match the original colors with remarkable fidelity. Fine condition. A superb set, scarce and desirable.

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“So We Beat On, Boats Against The Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past”: The Great Gatsby, First Edition, A Beautiful Copy
61. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. Octavo, original green cloth.  $6000. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction. Noted critic Cyril Connolly called Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: “Gatsby remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it” (Modern Movement 48). First printing, with “sick in tired” on page 205 and all other first-issue points. Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Bruccoli A11.1.a. A beautiful about-fine copy.

Fine First Edition Of Grendel, Inscribed By John Gardner
62. GARDNER, John. Grendel. New York, 1971. Octavo, original purple cloth, dust jacket.  $3500. First edition of Gardner’s third novel, his “violent, inspiring, awesome, terrifying” reimagining of “Beowulf” from the monster’s point of view, inscribed by the author: “To George & Kate, Best wishes, John Gardner.” “Grendel, which daringly retells the Beowulf legend from the viewpoint of the monster whom Beowulf kills, is a complex and brilliantly styled parable of consciousness, the consciousness of death and the compensatory urge to create lasting monuments of the mind” (Vinson, 493). “The world, Gardner seems to be suggesting in his violent, inspiring, awesome, terrifying narrative, has to defeat its Grendels, yet somehow, he hints… that world is a poorer place when men and their monsters cannot coexist” (Christian Science Monitor). Bookseller’s review copy, with publisher’s letter and advertisement laid in. A fine inscribed copy.

“The Horror Is Always Credible”: Signed Limited Edition Of Huxley’s Brave New World
63. HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World. Garden City, New York, 1932. Octavo, original half black cloth gilt.  $4000. Signed limited first American edition, one of only 250 copies signed by the author, of Huxley’s “nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science” (DNB). “Along with Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four,” Huxley’s classic and chilling dystopian vision “is one of only two futuristic novels to have made a considerable contribution to the social and political rhetoric of the 20th century” (Anatomy of Wonder II:558). “A brilliantly plausible fantasy… of which the horror is always credible” (Connolly, The Modern Movement, 75). Preceded by the signed/limited first English edition of 324 copies. Without scarce original slipcase. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners. Near-fine condition.

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“As Sharp As Splinters Of Glass”: First Edition Of Hemingway’s Men Without Women, A Stunning Unrestored Copy
64. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women. New York, 1927. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket.  $15,000.

First edition, first issue, of Hemingway’s famed collection of 14 stories, in first-issue dust jacket. A stunning unrestored copy. The 14 stories in this early collection “are as clear and crisp and perfectly shaped as icicles, as sharp as splinters of glass. It is impossible to read them without realizing that seldom if ever before has a writer been able to cut so deeply into life” (Time). Included are “The Killers,” “Ten Indians,” “Today is Friday” and “Hills Like White Elephants.” First issue, printed on heavy stock (overall weight of 15-1/2 ounces), in first-issue dust jacket, with plain orange bands across the front, and two errors on the front inner flap. Hanneman A7a. Bruccoli & Clark I:178. Morocco-gilt bookplate of Frank J. Hogan, founder of the prestigious Washington D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson and a president of the American Bar Association. “One of Hogan’s early clients was Theodore Roosevelt,” and Hogan was notably featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1935 (Hogan & Hartson). A highly respected bibliophile as well, Hogan was a friend of famed book collectors Estelle and Edward Doheny. Bookseller ticket. Book fine, dust jacket fine with only lightest toning to extremities. A handsome copy with a desirable provenance, very desirable in this condition.

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“One Of The First And Most Influential Of English Novels”: 1749 First Edition, First Issue Of Tom Jones In Contemporary Calf, A Beautiful Copy
65. FIELDING, Henry. The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. London, 1749. Six volumes. 12mo, contemporary full calf gilt. Housed in a custom slipcase. $27,000. First edition, first issue, of “one of the best-plotted novels in English,” one of a first printing of only 2000 copies, in handsome contemporary calf. “The book is generally regarded as Fielding’s greatest, and as one of the first and most influential of English novels” (Drabble, 988). “One of the best-plotted novels in English… A wealth of highly diversified episode is fitted together by the hand of a master craftsman into a perfectly organized whole” (Baugh et al., 957-58). Prepublication demand for Tom Jones was so great that London booksellers immediately snapped up the first printing of 2000 copies; a second printing was completed before the official date of publication, February 28. First issue set, with errata leaf in Volume I (c8r) and errata uncorrected in the text. The second printing was issued with the errors corrected, and therefore required no errata leaf in Volume I. Other first-issue points include cancels to N12 of Volume II; H8, H9, H10, M3, and Q11 of Volume III; N8 of Volume V; B5 in Volume VI unsigned. Rothschild 850. Lowndes, 797. Rosenbach 57:32. Morocco-gilt bookplates. Armorial bookplates of mathematician Sir George Shuckburgh (a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries) pasted over other armorial bookplates. Collector’s shelf number tickets. Scattered light foxing. Minor marginal worming in Volume I to title page and first few gatherings. Spines lightly rubbed, with miniscule restoration to joints and ends; tiny chip to Volume III spine head. Occasional small abrasions to boards. An excellent set in near-fine condition.

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Rare And Important First Issue Of Frost’s First Published Book, A Boy’s Will, Inscribed By Frost
66. FROST, Robert. A Boy’s Will. London, 1913. Octavo, original bronzed brown pebbled cloth; custom chemise and slipcase.  $25,000. One of the rarest of all Frost printings: the true first issue of A Boy’s Will, his first published book, the first and second issues of which only 284 copies are believed to have been bound up and sold, inscribed by Frost: “Russell —, from Robert Lee Frost, 1945.” A lovely copy in the very scarce Binding A, desirable signed by Frost. In September 1912 Frost took his family to England and there found a publisher, David Nutt, who was willing to bring out his first book of poetry. “The poems in A Boy’s Will are short lyrics, many of them love poems for Elinor [Frost’s wife]. Although a few have the inversions and poetic language associated with 19th-century poetry, others, such as ‘Mowing’ and ‘Storm Fear,’ indicate the experiments with voice tone and colloquial diction that distinguish Frost’s great poetry. The lyrics are arranged to chronicle a boy’s maturation from idealism and self-centeredness to a realization of love and an acceptance of loss. In the first edition Frost included prose glosses for all but two of the 32 poems. Although these often provide an ironic perspective upon the immature boy, they were omitted from later reprints” (DAB). One thousand sets of sheets of the book were originally printed, according to the report of the printer, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. No more than 350 copies, but likely only about 284 copies, were bound up for distribution by Nutt between April 1913 and the spring of 1921. Copies bound for Nutt before April 1, 1913 were bound in binding A—bronzed brown pebbled cloth—by the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co. [the present copy]. Those in binding B, cream vellum-paper boards, were bound and issued during World War I. In 1921 Nutt went bankrupt and the remaining sheets “were in danger of being reduced to pulp,” so Frost set out to “raise all the money I can to buy in those poor old first editions of mine… Some of my friends think they might be worth something” in America (Crane, A2). All of the unbound sheets were bound in bindings C (100 copies for Simpkin Marshall) and D (the remainder of the copies) and sent to Dunster House Bookshop in Cambridge, along with unsold volumes in binding B. Early ink presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, beneath which Frost has penned “circa 1913,” followed by his own inscription, dated 1945. Fine condition.

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“Passages Of Unearthly Beauty”: Beautiful Signed Limited First Edition Of Finnegans Wake
67. JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London and New York, 1939. Large octavo, original red cloth, yellow slipcase. $25,000.

Signed limited first edition, American issue, of Joyce’s “inscription on the walls of eternity,” one of only 310 large-paper copies for America (of a total edition of 435 copies) signed by Joyce. A beautiful copy. Finnegans Wake stands as “Joyce’s last and most innovative prose work, written in a revolutionary narrative style that approximates the protean nocturnal dream world… [that gave] Joyce the freedom he needed to weave together archetypal and historical themes that embrace, among other things, the creation, the fall and the resurrection of humanity” (Fargnoli & Gillespie, 74). Joyce began writing Finnegans Wake in 1922, the same year Ulysses saw publication. Compared to that book, Finnegans Wake “took longer to write… was conceived and executed under a greater range of symbolic and mythic guidelines, was dictated to more famous amanuenses, among them Samuel Beckett, was used as a weapon of revenge by Joyce, who mocked in it the people who had offended him… in short, it was the inscription on the walls of eternity of James Joyce’s feelings, his prejudices and his obsessions” (Arnold, 55). “Joyce insisted that each word, each sentence had several meanings and that the ‘ideal lecteur’ should devote his lifetime to it, like the Koran” (Connolly, The Modern Movement, 81). Published simultaneously with the first trade edition and the signed limited first edition, British issue; the Viking Press “brought out and sold [this] limited edition of 310 copies [although the limitation page states only 300], the sheets of which were imported from the English publisher Faber & Faber. [The Viking] limited edition is identical with that of the British publisher and bears both imprints.” Slocum & Cahoon 49. Usual slight soiling to scarce original slipcase. A beautiful, fine copy.

“The Secret Sharer Of My Cabin And Of My Thoughts”: Fine First Edition Of Conrad’s ‘Twixt Land & Sea, Including “The Secret Sharer,” One Of As Few As 20 Copies In The Very Rare First-State Binding
68. CONRAD, Joseph. ‘Twixt Land & Sea Tales. London, 1912. Octavo, original olive cloth; custom chemise and slipcase.  $8500. First edition of this collection of three Conrad novellas, including his tour de force “The Secret Sharer.” This copy in the very rare first-state binding, mistakenly listing the third tale as “Freya of the Secret Isles” (rather than “Freya of the Seven Isles”)—an error that the publisher discovered and corrected after having issued only about 20 copies. This collection of three tales is known primarily for “The Secret Sharer”— Conrad’s most famous short story after “Heart of Darkness.” It also includes “A Smile of Fortune” and “Freya of the Seven Isles.” The binder made an error on the front cover of ‘Twixt Land & Sea, listing the third tale as “Freya of the Secret Isles,” rather than “Freya of the Seven Isles.” The publisher discovered and corrected the error after only about 20 copies had been issued. (Cagle quotes a Dent official who thought it might have been closer to 100, but given the rarity of this issue, it may well be closer to the former estimate.) These few copies with the error on the front cover constitute the very rare first binding state. Cagle A16a.1, binding a. An unusually fine, bright copy.

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“Fondly Thine From Me & Mine”: First Edition Of The Faith Of Men, 1904, Warmly Inscribed By Jack London To Close Friend And Fellow Writer George Wharton James
69. LONDON, Jack. The Faith of Men And Other Stories. New York, 1904. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, custom chemise, slipcase.  $4000. First edition of this early collection of eight stories, an exceptional presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by London to his close friend, George Wharton James, the popular turn-of-the century California writer and photographer. In this copy’s penciled inscription London writes, “To George Wharton James, Fondly thine from me & mine, Jack London, Dec. 8, 1906.” George Wharton James was “a prolific California writer who… was London’s senior by 18 years… London wrote approvingly of him as a ‘gorgeous, splendid man” (Haley, 155). At the turn of the century, Wharton James was famed for works that “radiated a love of region… a broad, affirming conception of California, intensely ecological, soaked in the romance of the past” (Starr, Americans and the California Dream, 206). In a lengthy article, published shortly after London’s death, Wharton James describes London as a writer who “made a profound impression upon his generation,” and includes lengthy interviews and personal recollections that take “a close look at the man, seen through the eyes of one who is proud to call him friend, and who… understands him as well as any other living man.” (”A Study of Jack London in His Prime,” Overland Monthly LXIX, May 1917, No.5). BAL 11878. Bookplates, including that of noted Americana collector Willard S. Morse. Interior fine; lightest edge-wear to original pictorial cloth. An about-fine inscribed presentation copy with a memorable association.

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Signed By John Le Carré, First Edition Of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, “A Genuine Modern Version Of Tragedy”
70. LE CARRÉ, John. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. London, 1963. Octavo, original blue paper boards, dust jacket.  $5000. First edition of this classic of the spy genre, signed by Le Carré, in scarce original dust jacket. “In the tradition of Conrad, Maugham, and Greene, John Le Carré’s realist spy novel is a form which represents a genuine modern version of tragedy… The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is still Le Carré’s cleanest job: compact in structure, deftly deceptive in the unfolding of its triple-cross, and painfully human in the characterizations of two victims of ‘our’ side’s necessary but evil mission” (Reilly, 933-34). “In a covert war later immortalized in John Le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, [West and East German intelligence chiefs] conducted the battle of moles, infiltration, counter-infiltration, double agent and triple agent” (Volkman, Spies, 180). Text very fresh, only lightest edge-wear, faint toning to spine of colorful dust jacket. A handsome about-fine copy, scarce signed.

“A Miracle In Prose, An American Original”: First Editions Of The Border Trilogy, Each Volume Signed By Cormac McCarthy
71. MCCARTHY, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. WITH: The Crossing. WITH: Cities of the Plain. New York, 1992-98. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jackets. $8200. Scarce first trade editions of the three novels in McCarthy’s acclaimed “Border Trilogy,” signed by the author in each volume, in original dust jackets. According to The New York Times, Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy is “a miracle in prose, an American original. Composed of three works—All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain—the trilogy traces the lives of two young men coming into adulthood in the changing Southwest. “A taut, poetic evocation of the remote backcountry of south Texas and northern Mexico, [All the Pretty Horses is] strongly imagined and beautifully rendered by a very fine writer—one of our best—who deserves far more renown. The perception of horses is extraordinary, and Jimmy Blevins will take a place as one of the great characters of American literature” (Peter Matthiessen). “More discursive than All the Pretty Horses, [The Crossing] presents a sharp-eyed revision of the meaning of the West in the American consciousness” (Chronology of American Literature). While there were a very small number (estimated 250) of advance review copies of All the Pretty Horses issued with McCarthy’s signature on a tipped-in leaf, signed copies of the trade edition are extremely scarce. In addition, the advance review copies were issued in wrappers rather than in hardcover format, making this signed trade copy all the more desirable. Cities of the Plain and The Crossing were both issued in signed limited editions in the year of publication, each one of 1000 copies signed by the McCarthy on a tipped-in leaf. A fine signed set.

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“A Brilliant And Mythic Baseball Fantasy”: Scarce First Edition Of Malamud’s First Novel
72. MALAMUD, Bernard. The Natural. New York, 1952. Octavo, original gray paper boards, original dust jacket.  $6000. First edition of Malamud’s first novel, in scarce original dust jacket. “A brilliant and mythic baseball fantasy” (American Fiction, 193), this novel “parodies both the pretensions of those who see baseball as a metaphor for heroism and the idea of the existence of the ‘great American novel” (Stringer, 427). Issued in red, gray (this copy) or blue boards, no priority established. Grobani 12-90A. McCue, 66. Book fine; small chip, small closed tear upper edge of scarce near-fine dust jacket.

Large Superbly Bound Quarto Set Of Shakespeare’s Works, With 824 Wood-Engravings By The Dalziel Brothers
73. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works. London, 1881. Fifteen volumes. Thick quarto, contemporary full scarlet morocco gilt.  $8800. “Édition de Luxe” of this fine edition of Shakespeare, one of only 1000 sets produced, with 824 mounted in-text illustrations and wood-engraved plates on tissue by the Dalziel Brothers after drawings by Sir John Gilbert, beautifully bound. Between November 1857 and May 1860 actor and editor Howard Staunton “issued, with Messrs. Routledge, a new edition of Shakespeare in monthly parts, with 824 illustrations by Sir John Gilbert… Staunton’s text was based on a collation of the folio editions with the early quartos and with the text of modern editors from Rowe to Dyce. The conjectural emendations, which were usually sensible, were kept within narrow limits, and showed much familiarity with Elizabethan literature and modes of speech. The general notes combined common-sense with exhaustive research” (DNB). Jaggard, 547. Morocco prize bookplate. Minor abrasion to front cover of Volume 9. Fine condition, a splendidly bound and illustrated set.

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Inscribed By Steinbeck In The Year Of Publication, Association First Edition, First Issue, Of Steinbeck’s Classic Of Mice And Men
74. STEINBECK, John. Of Mice and Men. New York, 1937. Small octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket.  $15,000.

First edition, first issue, of Steinbeck’s “beautifully written [and] marvelous picture of the tragedy of loneliness” (Eleanor Roosevelt), a memorable association copy inscribed in the year of publication by Steinbeck to the founder of Black Cat Press, which published the first full-length book of criticism on Steinbeck’s work: “For Norman Forgue, John Steinbeck ‘37.” A fine copy. “As a young man, Steinbeck worked on ranches in the small towns around Salinas, absorbing local color later applied to the Soledad, California setting of this novel, originally entitled Something That Happened ” (Salinas Public Library, 24). The author began Of Mice and Men as a children’s story. “Although the finished novelette does not seem appropriate for children—that intention was obviously abandoned—the simplicity of its style and the clarity and precision of its imagery may well have been prompted by this original purpose ” (Benson, 326). The result is “a sophisticated and artful rendering of the basic conflict between two worlds: between an idealized landscape and the real world with its pain and anguish” (Literary History of the American West, 433). First issue, with the words “and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula” printed as lines 20 and 21 on page 9, and bullet between the eights on page 88. Goldstone & Payne A7a. Bruccoli & Clark I:354. Recipient Norman Forgue was the noted Chicago book designer and typographer who founded the prestigious Black Cat Press (disbanded in 1974), which issued the first full-length book of criticism on Steinbeck’s writing—Moore’s Novels of John Steinbeck (1939). Forgue’s Black Cat Press edition of that work was distinctive in its “understated elegance… with a ‘Bibliographical Checklist of First Editions’ and ‘A Note Concerning the Map’ (of ‘Steinbeck country’), which were dropped in the later version” by a different publisher (DeMott, Steinbeck’s Typewriter). Small later owner signature. Faint toning to spine of bright unrestored dust jacket, less than usually seen. A fine inscribed copy with a notable association.

“The Foundation For Later Artistic Greatness”: Rare First Edition, First Issue, Of Steinbeck’s To A God Unknown, One Of Only 598 Copies Bound And Sold
75. STEINBECK, John. To a God Unknown. New York, 1935. Octavo, green cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box.  $12,500. First edition, exceptionally rare first issue of Steinbeck’s first California novel, one of only 598 first issue copies bound and sold, his third published novel—a beautiful copy in the rarely found original dust jacket. Steinbeck called To a God Unknown, his first California novel, a work that “leaves realism farther and farther behind.” Drawing on an unfinished play, The Green Lady, by his friend Webster ‘Toby’ Street, Steinbeck here explored ways to redefine “reality to include the seen and unseen, physical and metaphysical, quotidian and psychological elements… Steinbeck’s goal, writes his biographer, Jackson Benson, was to make people ‘see the whole as it really is… Steinbeck invested his essential self in it.” “Steinbeck labored longer on To a God Unknown than on any other book, including his two famous epics, The Grapes of Wrath [1939] and East of Eden [1952]… Because he may have learned more about crafting long fiction from it than from anything else he worked on during that period, this book laid the foundation for later artistic greatness” (DeMott, Introduction, To a God Unknown). First edition, first issue, with all first issue points. Goldstone & Payne A3. Small penciled bookseller pricing to front dust jacket flap. Text fresh; lightest edge-wear, minor tape reinforcement to verso of scarce dust jacket. A very handsome near-fine copy.

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“A Tour De Force”: First Edition Of Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat
76. STEINBECK, John. Tortilla Flat. New York, 1935. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box.  $13,000. First edition, advance review copy, clothbound issue, of Steinbeck’s first popular success, in scarce dust jacket. Tortilla Flat won John Steinbeck his first experience of literary fame. Consisting of revised versions of earlier stories, now united in a structure that mirrors Malory’s Morte D’Arthur, Tortilla Flat became “the book that raised [Steinbeck] out of obscurity. Written under the shadow of his mother’s illness and his father’s decay, it is, strangely enough, the most comic of his novels. ‘Its tone, I guess,’ he wrote a friend, ‘is direct rebellion against all the sorrow of our house… Tortilla Flat is a tour de force. In retrospect it is hard to think of any other American writer getting away with it… Only someone who truly loved and knew these people could have so successfully exaggerated and stylized their lives” (Benson, 276, 279). Advance review copy with tipped-in publisher’s printed review copy notice (measures 3 by 4-1/2 inches) containing inkstamp date: “May 28 1935.” Illustrated with numerous line-cuts by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. This issue (of 4000 copies) bound in cloth, as opposed to the issue in wrappers (500 copies); no priority established. Goldstone & Payne A4b. Bruccoli & Clark I:353. Salinas Public Library, 21. Valentine 29. Text fresh, small bit of wear to rear joint, almost no foxing; lightest edge-wear, slight toning to spine of colorful dust jacket. A near-fine copy.

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An Exceptional Twain Rarity, One Of Only 60 Copies Signed By Twain: Signed Limited Edition Of Following The Equator, “His Best Travel Narrative”
77. TWAIN, Mark. Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Hartford; New York, 1898. Royal octavo, original green cloth.  $22,000. Very rare “Author’s Signed Edition” of Twain’s fifth and final travel book, one of as few as 60 copies issued, with Twain’s double signature on the limitation page. This special edition includes a portrait of Twain in a donkey cart, as well as a two-page facsimile of a letter penned by Twain to Mr. T.S. Frisbee regarding the donkey-cart picture, neither of which appear in the trade edition. “Travel themes pervade Twain’s fiction. The novel Huckleberry Finn (1885) takes the form of a travel story with picaresque elements. Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) was the first story in what Twain evidently planned to be a series of travel stories narrated by Huck Finn… Following the Equator, Twain’s final travel book, resembles Innocents Abroad in having a clear narrative tracing an actual journey—the around-the-world lecture tour he undertook in 1895-96. The book has long sections on his voyage across the Pacific and Indian Oceans and his visits to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.” Often sober in tone due to Twain’s grief over the death of his daughter Susie, this is his “only travel book that makes no pretense that its narrator may be anyone other than Twain himself. Following the Equator contains occasional flashes of whimsy and…. many passages are lifted directly from notebooks he kept during his travels” (Rasmussen, Critical Companion, 916). While largely written to pay Twain’s debts, the serious tone of the book “in some ways makes this his best travel narrative” (MacDonnell, 53). While the limitation page states that 250 signed copies were produced (this copy is unnumbered), Twain bibliographer Merle Johnson notes, “Mr. Walter Bliss informed me that no more than 60 copies of the special edition were ever bound, and there is a strong possibility that these were ‘bootlegged’ over the author’s objection” (Johnson, 67). Because of this, this signed limited edition is almost never seen. The facsimile letter has been noted in two states, no priority determined, either with or without the name of the recipient—this copy omits the recipient’s name. First published in 1897. BAL 3451. Johnson, 65-68. McBride, 194. Bookplate. A fine copy of this exceptional Twain rarity.

“It Was To Be A Picnic On A Gigantic Scale”: First Issue Of The Innocents Abroad, Together With A Scarce Original Salesman’s Dummy For The Book
78. TWAIN, Mark. The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress. WITH: Salesman’s Prospectus for The Innocents Abroad. Hartford, Conn, 1869. Two volumes. Octavo, original brown cloth gilt, custom chemises and slipcase.  $12,000. First edition, rare first issue, of Twain’s satiric “anti-travel book” (MacDonnell, 33), his first full-scale work and first major success, illustrated with over 200 in-text line cuts. A lovely copy in the original cloth, together with a fine original salesman’s dummy for this title. Based on Twain’s letters to the San Francisco Alta California, New York Tribune and Herald describing his steamship tour of Europe and the Holy Land, The Innocents Abroad [first published 1869] is the “humorous narrative that assured [Twain’s] position as a leading author and shows his typical American irreverence for the classic and antique” (Hart, 148). With all first issue points. Salesman’s dummies (also called salesman’s samples or prospectuses) were meant to be taken door-to-door to show potential subscribers. The front cover of the dummy is identical to the published book, while the text consists of several sections of the book (primarily those pages with some of the book’s many illustrations). The book was offered in full cloth with a sprinkled edge or gilt edge, in a library-style leather binding, or in half morocco or half calf—samples of the cloth spine and the calf spine are mounted to the front and rear pastedowns, respectively. BAL 3316. Johnson, Twain, 9-12. Bookplate. Early owner signature in salesman’s dummy. Salesman’s dummy with a faint dampstain and a bit of soiling to interior, two pages of subscribers’ names neatly completed in manuscript by a salesman; minor discoloration and a touch of wear to lower corners and spine end. Innocents Abroad with clean interior, only most minor wear to extremities of fresh, clean cloth. An exceptional pair of volumes.

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Twain’s A Tramp Abroad, First Edition In Publisher’s Deluxe Full Morocco-Gilt
79. TWAIN, Mark. A Tramp Abroad. Hartford, Connecticut and London, 1880. Octavo, publisher’s deluxe full black morocco gilt recased.  $6800. First edition of Twain’s account of his walking trip through the Black Forest and the Alps, profusely illustrated. This copy one of very few bound in the publisher’s deluxe full morocco-gilt—“full morocco copies are extremely rare” (MacDonnell). “Besides his accounts of Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, Twain includes local folklore (some of which he made up) and slips in several sketches that have little or nothing to do with Europe, including one of his most famous comic tales, ‘Jim Baker’s Bluejay Yarn” (MacDonnell, 42). Includes over 30 full-page wood-engravings, as well as nearly 300 in-text vignettes (including, as the title page states, “three or four pictures made by the author of this book without outside help”). “Full morocco copies [of A Tramp Abroad] are extremely rare” (Kevin MacDonnell). With first state frontispiece, state B of portrait frontispiece, and state A of the text-block. BAL 3386. Bookplate, owner ink signature. Some foxing to frontispiece portrait (only); text generally quite clean, handsome and rare publisher’s deluxe morocco recased, gilt exceptionally bright. A very desirable copy.

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First Edition, Presentation/Association Copy, Of H.G. Wells’ Floor Games, Inscribed To The Wells Family Nanny, Accompanied By Two Wonderful Original Pencil Sketches By Wells
80. WELLS, H.G. Floor Games. London, 1911. Small quarto, original blue cloth, mounted cover illustration; with single leaf of paper, measuring 6-1/2 by 8 inches, with pencil scorecard in Wells’ hand on one side and Wells’ original sketches in pencil on both sides.  $12,000. First edition, presentation copy, of this wonderful children’s book on imaginative play and “floor games,” inscribed in the year of publication to the Wells family nanny: “Mathilde Meyer from H.G. Wells, very best wishes. Dec. 1911,” with photographic print tipped onto verso of frontispiece and pencil signature of H.G. Wells directly below, accompanied by a laid in autograph scorecard from a game of “Racing Down at Easton Globe” played by Wells and his family (including Meyer) written entirely in H.G. Wells’ hand, featuring elaborate original pencil sketches of a card game and a murder scene by Wells. In this engaging work, H.G. Wells set out to show how toy soldiers, figurines, and other toys could be used to create imaginative games on the nursery floor. The front of the autograph scorecard, beneath the scores, has a pencil sketch by Wells of a card game that he has captioned, “Card Sharpers at Work.” The verso has a humorously gory sketch of two men speaking French and staring down at man with a fatal head injury while a dog observes. Without exceedingly rare original dust jacket. Sketch neatly captioned in red ink by Mathilde Meyer. Newspaper clippings tipped in. A fine copy with a wonderful association.

The Shakespeare Head Yeats, Handsomely Bound Set
81. YEATS, William Butler. Collected Works in Verse and Prose. Stratford-on-Avon, 1908. Eight volumes. Octavo, mid 20th-century half blue morocco gilt.  $5500. Fine Shakespeare Head Press edition of Yeats’ early poems, plays and prose, the first collected edition of Yeats’ works, illustrated with photogravure frontispiece portraits in four volumes, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. This handsomely printed private press edition of Yeats’ works is from the Shakespeare Head Press, founded by Elizabethan scholar Arthur Henry Bullen at Stratford-on-Avon in 1904. “Bullen’s original aim was to produce a good edition of Shakespeare’s works, and his ten volume Stratford Town Shakespeare was completed in 1907. With four photogravure frontispiece portraits of Yeats (printed by Emery Walker) after paintings by John Singer Sargent (Vol. I), Charles Shannon (III), Signor Mancini (V) and J.B. Yeats, the poet’s brother (VII). Wade 75-82. Ransom, Shakespeare Head 11. Fine condition.

“All People That On Earth Do Dwell, Sing To The Lord With Cheerful Voice”
82. (PSALTER). The Whole Boke of Psalmes. London, 1575. Octavo, contemporary full dark brown calf gilt sympathetically rebacked.  $15,000. Rare complete example in excellent condition of an early edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical settings of the Psalter, most desirable in a contemporary calf-gilt binding. “The Book of Psalms has occupied a privileged place in Christianity from its earliest years, but it was not until the 16th century that metrical versifications of the Psalms became popular… In England and Scotland, the versifications written by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins became the most popular” (Duguid). This particular version, first published by the celebrated printer John Day in 1562, represents the earliest complete English language translation of the psalms. Printed music accompanies the verses throughout. STC 2445a.5. Small round library stamp “Bibliotheque de Sorbonne” on the final page indicating that before the French Revolution this volume was present in the library of the College de Sorbonne, then a theological college. The stamp was used from 1743 onward. During the Revolution the College de Sorbonne was closed down and the library of the institution was dispersed. The books were transferred to the depot named “Louis la Culture” and from 1797 the theological works, among which the present volume can be classed, were sold off. Early owner ink notations. A lovely, nicely restored copy in contemporary calf-gilt with distinguished provenance.


Second Edition Of The First Roman Catholic New Testament In English, 1600
83. BIBLE. The New Testament of Jesus Christ. Antwerp, 1600. Small quarto, full contemporary vellum, old ink lettering to spine. $8500. Second edition of the important Rheims New Testament. First published in 1582, the Rheims New Testament, like the Geneva Bible, was “produced by religious refugees who carried their faith and work abroad. The New Testament was issued separately and first, in the hope that its successful sale would finance prompt production of the Old Testament (a goal not reached, however, until 1609-10). The text itself is largely a “reprint of the earlier edition, with certain changes, such as the addition of A Table of Heretical Corruptions” and a fresh Approbation (Darlow & Moule 198). Herbert 258. Occasional old ink marginalia. Armorial bookplate, small blindstamp to title page. Interior generally clean. Front hinge expertly repaired. Expected mild soiling to vellum. An important Bible, scarce in contemporary vellum.


“The First English Translation Of The Pentateuch In America”
84. (HEBREW BIBLE) LEESER, Isaac. The Law of God. Philadelphia, 1845. Five volumes. Octavo, contemporary full polished tan calf.  $18,000. First edition of the “first English translation of the Pentateuch in America,” the 1845 Hebrew-English Bible by one of the most prominent and influential figures in American Jewish history. A well-margined copy in contemporary calf. Named hazan (cantor) of Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia in 1829, Leeser’s “contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism.” The publication of his Pentateuch was the first time that any portion of the Bible was published in America under Jewish auspices. “The translation of the Bible was Leeser’s great literary achievement and represented many years of patient labor and devotion to a task which he considered sacred… He made good use of the various German translations by Jews of the collective commentary known as the Biur and of other Jewish exegetic works. As a result his translation though based in style upon the King James version can be considered an independent work for the changes he produced are numerous and great… until the new Jewish Publication Society version was issued in 1917, it was the only source from which many Jews not conversant with Hebrew derived their knowledge of the Bible in accordance with Jewish tradition” (Waxman, 1090). Printed in Hebrew and English, with corresponding text on facing pages. Rosenbach 569. Text clean. Contemporary calf dried and rubbed at extremities, gilt somewhat dulled. A very good, complete copy of this scarce and important work.

Oxford King James Bible, 1763, With Over 200 Fine Engravings After John Sturt
85. BIBLE. The Holy Bible. BOUND WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. BOUND WITH: A Brief Concordance. London, 1763. Thick quarto, contemporary full red morocco rebacked and recornered with original spine laid down.  $5000. Mid 18th-century editions of the King James Bible and Book of Common Prayer, copiously illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, additional engraved title page for the prayer book, engraved allegorical frontispiece for the Bible, engraved title page, and 204 delicate copperplates (four each on 51 interleaved sheets). Very beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco gilt. “If everything else in our language should perish, [the King James Bible] would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (Macaulay). In 1717, John Sturt produced a series of 436 Biblical scenes for Samuel Wesley’s History of the Holy Bible; 200 of the Sturt illustrations were re-engraved by John Cole and offered separately by Ware in 1727. Bound with this Bible is a contemporary edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the beautiful and dignified language of which has influenced not only ecclesiastical practice but also literature in English for centuries. Herbert 1147. Infrequent penciled marginalia. Occasional marginal paper reinforcement. Near-fine and quite lovely.


“As A Source Of Inspiration, It Is For Most Englishmen Second Only To The Bible”
86. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1638. Tall quarto, contemporary full calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down.  $8000. 1638 edition of the Book of Common Prayer—the magisterial treasury of ritual, prayer and Scripture that has indelibly shaped the piety and literature of the English-speaking world—finely printed in extensively ornamented Gothic type and handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. Born of Thomas Cranmer’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of Europe’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, and which all English-speaking believers could easily comprehend, the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has become what Diarmaid MacCulloch calls “one of a handful of texts to have decided the future of a world language.” “The acute poetry, balanced sonorities, heavy order, and direct intimacy of Cranmer’s prose have achieved permanence, and many of his phrases and sentences are as famous as lines from Shakespeare or the King James Bible” (The New Yorker). Griffiths 1638:1. STC 16409. Armorial bookplate. Scattered pencil markings and marginalia; contemporary owner signature. Occasional light soiling and dampstaining. Minor expert paper repairs. Contemporary calf-gilt handsome.


Two Beautiful Illuminated Leaves From Early 15th-Century French Books Of Hours
87. (ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated manuscript leaf from a Latin Book of Hours. Northern France, 1425. Single vellum leaf, painted in colored inks and liquid gold, window matted and framed.  $6200. Spectacular illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, with liquid gold initials, intricate border panel of blue, red and gold acanthus leaves, and a wonderful miniature painting of Saint Barbara, together with her symbol of her bathhouse. This exquisite leaf from Northern France honors the 4th-century martyr Barbara with a wonderful painting, and a prayer to her on the verso. Daughter of the heathen Dioscorus, who sequestered her in a tower in order to protect her from the outside world, Barbara gave herself to prayer and study, and secretly contrived to receive Christian instruction and baptism. In a private bathhouse that was under construction for her use, Barbara had three windows put in (as a symbol of the Holy Trinity), instead of the two originally intended. Angered by her impetuosity and her Christian zeal, Dioscorus denounced his daughter before a civil tribunal. She was horribly tortured and beheaded—her own father acting as executioner. He was immediately struck down by lightning. Fine condition, beautifully framed.

88. (ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated manuscript leaf from a Latin Book of Hours. Northern France, 1425. Single vellum leaf, painted in colored inks and liquid gold, window matted and framed.  $6200. Spectacular illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, with liquid gold initials, intricate border panel of blue, red and gold acanthus leaves, and a wonderful miniature painting of Christ on the shoulders of Saint Christopher, together with his symbols of staff and red cloak. This fine leaf from Northern France honors 3rd-century martyr Saint Christopher with a wonderful painting, and a prayer to him on the verso. The tall and robust Christopher devoted his life to porting people across a deep and treacherous stream. One day a little child appeared and asked to be carried across. As they forded the river, the child grew steadily heavier. When they reached the other side, the child told him: “You had on your shoulders the whole world and Him who made it. I am Christ your king.” To prove his statement the child had Christopher fix his staff in the ground. The next morning it had grown into a living tree— the miracle of which excited the rage of the authorities, who had Christopher imprisoned and, after many tortures, beheaded. Fine condition, beautifully framed.


“The Crown And Flower Of English Medieval Jurisprudence”
89. BRACTON, Henrici de. De Legibus & consuetudinibus Angliae, Libri Quinq… London, 1569. Small folio, early full tan calf, rebacked with original spine laid down.  $22,000. Very rare first edition of the book which has been called “the classic exposition of the common law” (D.M. Stenton), “a model for legal literature until the present day” (P.M. Barnes), and “the crown and flower of English medieval jurisprudence” (Pollock & Maitland I: 206). Composed between 1250 and 1256, De Legibus was cited in the courts well into the 18th century, and remains an established legal literary prototype. “Bracton based his book on the cases decided by the great judges of the first half of the century… as well as on his own twenty-year experience as ‘justice itinerant…. He combined a systematic inquiry into the legal maxims of general validity with their practical application in the common law courts. Thus he arrived at a formulation of principles which have determined the whole development of English law, of which the use of precedents is perhaps the most characteristic. His method was adopted and carried on by Littleton and Coke” (PMM 89). “Bracton’s position in the history of English law is unique. The treatise De Legibus is the first attempt to treat the whole extent of the law in a manner at once systematic and practical… his influence has been effective in molding the existing common law of England” (DNB). STC 3475. Discreet notation to title page; early marginalia to some leaves. Marginal restoration to upper corner of title page, occasional very faint dampstaining; early binding near-fine. An exceptional copy.


The First Collected Edition: Handsome Centenary Limited Edition Of Churchill’s Works
90. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Collected Works. London, 1973-76. Thirtyfour volumes. Large octavo, original full vellum gilt, slipcases.  $15,000. Centenary limited edition of Churchill’s Complete Works, one of only 3000 sets produced, copiously illustrated, in publisher’s gilt-stamped vellum and printed on 500-year archival paper. This monumental set, the first of only two collected editions ever produced, was issued in recognition of the centenary of Churchill’s birth. Compiled and published with the approval and cooperation of the Churchill Centenary Committee and members of his family, this edition reproduces all of Churchill’s 50 books in 34 volumes. An extremely desirable set, “the Collected Works are so rare that few can access them” (Langworth, 364). A “Centenary First Edition” of Churchill’s 25 “major works” was published by the Diner’s Club in 1974, but “there is less demand for these than the Collected Works because they include fewer volumes of Churchill’s books” (Langworth, 370). Interiors fine; some discoloring to vellum, as often. Light wear to some slipcases only. A fine, handsome set, increasingly scarce.


“At Once Acclaimed A Classic”
91. BLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford, 1765-69. Four volumes. Quarto, contemporary blind-stamped brown calf gilt rebacked.  $23,000. 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. Volume II with expert repair to title page, Table of Consanguinity bound in upside down. Generally a fine set in contemporary calf.


Human Action, Signed By Ludwig Von Mises: “The Most Uncompromising And Most Rigorously Reasoned Statement Of The Case For Capitalism That Has Yet Appeared”
92. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MISES, Ludwig von. Human Action. A Treatise on Economics. Chicago, 1966. Thick octavo, original salmon cloth, dust jacket.  $5500. Third revised edition in English of the landmark work by the head of the “Austrian school” of economics, signed: “March 2nd, 1970. Ludwig Mises.” Human Action is Mises’ most important single book, a classic of free market economics and its philosophical and political foundations. “Human Action is, in short, at once the most uncompromising and most rigorously reasoned statement of the case for capitalism that has yet appeared. If any single book can turn the ideological tide that has been running in recent years so heavily toward statism, socialism and totalitarianism, Human Action is that book. It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to outdistance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard, as no collectivist tyranny can ever do, those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests” (Hazlitt, The Free Man’s Library, 119). First published in 1949, with a revised edition published in 1963. A near-fine signed copy.

“Many Shall Be Restored That Are Now Fallen And Many Shall Fall That Are Now In Honor”
93. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) GRAHAM, Benjamin. Security Analysis. Principles and Technique. New York and London, 1934. Octavo, original burgundy cloth.  $7000. First edition, seventh printing, of Graham’s seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. Few published works of the 20th century have exerted the influence or had as devoted a following as Security Analysis. Prior to its publication, investors often relied on intuition or the character of a business owner to make their decisions. Writing in the wake of the catastrophic stock market crash, Graham and Dodd designed “value-oriented investment,” a disciplined, realistic approach to constructing a solid financial portfolio. Popular when it was published, it continues to shape the strategies and the training of financiers. The original 1934 work is extremely scarce. Without the scarce dust jacket. Bookplate. Gift inscription. Occasional pencil marginalia, underlinings. A most attractive copy in very nearly fine condition.


Inscribed By Ludwig Von Mises, Exceedingly Scarce Presentation/Association First Edition
94. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MISES, Ludwig von. Epistemological Problems of Economics. Princeton, 1960. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket.  $12,500. First edition in English of a “milestone” in Mises’ groundbreaking theory of human action, containing “his seminal philosophical and methodological” argument for the scope of economic science, a very scarce presentation/association copy inscribed by Mises: “To Dean Joseph H. Taggart, with kindest regards, Ludwig Mises.” This important work contains foundational thoughts on Ludwig von Mises’ theory of human action, or “logic of action,” which forms the “distinctive methodology of the Austrian School… Mises was not only the major architect and elaborator of this methodology, but also the economist who most fully and successfully applied it to the construction of economic theory” (Rothbard). Mises first began working on the subject in a series of articles published in the 1920s. He “collected and published them in his seminal philosophical and methodological work, Grundprobleme der Nationalökonimie in 1933,” which was not translated into English until this edition. To Mises “the epistemology of economics was not just an idle pastime for ivory tower intellectuals. It was of direct practical relevance.” Recipient Dean Taggart joined New York University in 1956, at a time when Mises’ seminars at NYU had achieved considerable renown. A fine copy.


Signed And Dated By Einstein Soon After Publication
95. (EINSTEIN, Albert) BARNETT, Lincoln. The Universe and Dr. Einstein. New York, 1948. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket.  $8500. First edition of Barnett’s highly praised account, hailed by Einstein in his foreword as “a valuable contribution to popular scientific writing,” memorably signed “A. Einstein, 49,” dated the same year this was first reviewed in The New York Times and deemed “the best road map to infinity… we have seen in a long time… Einstein himself likes it; there could not be higher praise than that.” In Einstein’s foreword he writes: “Anyone who has ever tried to present a rather abstract scientific subject in a popular manner knows the great difficulties of such an attempt… Barnett’s book represents a valuable contribution to popular scientific writing.” In preparation for this work, Barnett visited “Princeton for an interview with Albert Einstein… He went away with a keen enthusiasm to explain the full scope of Einstein’s theories” (Princeton Alumni Weekly, 50:22). In The New York Times review dated February 5, 1949, the same year as Einstein’s date in his inscription, The Universe and Dr. Einstein was heralded as “the best road map to infinity… we have seen in a long time… Einstein himself likes it; there could be not higher praise than that.” Book fine; light edge-wear, faint edge-toning to near-fine dust jacket.

The Scientific Foundation For Radio, Television And Radar: The Copy Of Nobel Prize-Winner O.W. Richardson While A University Student
96. HERTZ, Heinrich. Electric Waves. London and New York, 1893. Octavo, original dark blue cloth, custom clamshell box.  $5500. First edition in English of Hertz’s important discoveries in wireless telegraphy, published just one year after the first German printing, this copy with the student ownership signature of future Nobel Prize-winner Owen Richardson (“O.W. Richardson, Trin. Coll., Cambr., Octr. 1898”). “Hertz demonstrated what Maxwell had predicted, that electromagnetic waves radiated in space with the speed of light. Hertz determined these waves to be of greater length than light and that they could be reflected, refracted and polarized. This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television and radar” (Dibner 71). Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1928, Richardson, Harold Albert Wilson, and several others at the Cavendish gradually improved the derivation of the emission formula obtaining i=A2T 2 e-f/kT, which became known as Richardson’s law and which formed the basis for progress in radiotechnology” (DNB). Scattered marginalia and underlinings. With manuscript leaf of scientific equations affixed to clamshell. A near-fine copy, desirable with exceptionally significant scientific provenance.


Raoul Wallenberg Rescues A Hungarian Jew With False Papers: Lifesaving Holocaust-Era Document Twice Signed By Wallenberg
97. (JUDAICA) WALLENBERG, Raoul. Passport-size protective pass, twice signed by Raoul Wallenberg. Budapest, November 25, 1944. Single sheet of paper, measuring 8 by 5-1/4 inches, printed in blue ink and completed in manuscript, with small identification photograph and three ink stamps, mounted in red passport cloth gilt-stamped with three crowns of Sweden and “Identification Card, Sweden” in Hungarian and German. $25,000. Original protective pass issued by Raoul Wallenberg to Erno Wollak in Budapest during the height of the Holocaust, proclaiming the bearer to be a Swedish civil servant, signed by Wallenberg beneath the Hungarian text and then again beneath the German. A stirring and important document. Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg engaged in extraordinary efforts to save Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. His heroic actions began in July 1944, when “the Swedish Foreign Ministry, at the request of Jewish organizations, sent him on a rescue mission to Budapest, as an attaché to the Swedish Embassy. Wallenberg’s chief operation was the distribution of Swedish certificates of protection (‘Wallenberg Passports’ or Schutz-Pass)” (Encyclopedia Judaica). Armed with these passports, Jews fell under the protection of Sweden, an officially neutral nation. The present pass was hastily issued during Eichmann’s attempts to exterminate the Jewish population of Hungary; his death marches began on November 20th, five days before this pass was issued. Wallenberg relocated from Buda to Pest, where the two Jewish ghettos were located. His Swedish legation continued to grow and he had 340 permanent “employees.” This pass appears to have belonged to one of those 340. This protective pass states in Hungarian and German that the bearer of the pass is a Swedish civil servant. A small photograph of Wollak is attached and stamped. The pass is signed twice by Wallenberg using a fountain pen, once beneath the Hungarian text, and once beneath the German text. Translations have been provided in Russian (“Hungarian Passport,” “Erno Wollak,” and “Swedish Embassy”), presumably by Soviet liberators of Hungary. Fine condition. Rare, especially in original passport cloth.


“A Masterpiece Of Historic Biography”
98. (HENRY VIII) HERBERT, Edward. The Life and Raigne of King Henry the Eighth. London, 1649. Small folio, contemporary tooled brown calf rebacked and recornered.  $1800. First edition of Herbert’s esteemed biography of the legendary monarch whose rule propelled Britain “into a religious and political revolution,” in contemporary calf boards. Few were “less likely to lead the English Reformation and break away from Rome than Henry VIII. That, nevertheless, is what he did. It was the need for a male heir and his passion for a court lady named Anne Boleyn that propelled him into a religious and political revolution” (Fraser, 255). Elder brother of poet George Herbert, Edward Herbert drew on a wealth of original sources for this well-respected history of one of England’s most notorious rulers, written chiefly to rescue Henry from slanders by Herbert’s contemporaries. Horace Walpole described Life and Raigne as “a masterpiece of historic biography” (Allibone, 828). Without frontispiece portrait of Henry VIII or final blank leaf. Wing H1504. Ownership signature and initials to title page. Library number to verso of title page; a few library stamps. Occasional light pencil underlining and marginalia. Interior quite clean; contemporary calf boards show expected wear.

“Hume Aims To Be The ‘Newton Of The Passions’”
99. HUME, David. An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals. London, 1751. 12mo, contemporary full brown sheep rebacked in brown calf gilt.  $8500. First edition, first state, of what Hume considered “incomparably the best” of all his work, his corollary to Treatise of Human Nature and a key work within the Utilitarian school of political and moral philosophy, one of the most important traditions in English-speaking philosophy, including such eminent thinkers as Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) was the first attempt to apply principles of Locke’s empirical psychology to a theory of knowledge. In this and his Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Hume stands as a leading voice in the school of Utilitarianism, “the most influential and longest continuing tradition in English speaking moral philosophy… marked by a long line of brilliant writers” that includes Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. An Enquiry was, in Hume’s own opinion, “Of all my writings incomparably the best” (Autobiography). Todd 193-94 (a). Early ink owner inscription and mathematical calculation. Early title page ink owner signature partially removed. Expert paper repairs to first four leaves of text and B5-B8, including some title page letters in facsimile; mild scattered foxing to text, expert restoration to contemporary calf. An extremely good copy.

“My Spirit Waits The Impassioned Word That Shall Shatter The Walls Of Sense And Sunder The Gates Of Silence”
100. KELLER, Helen. The Song of the Stone Wall. New York, 1910. Octavo, original black- and gilt-stamped brown paper boards.  $7800. First edition of this book of verse by author and activist Helen Keller, inscribed across the first three pages in pencil with a lengthy original poem and signed by her. “The Song of the Stone Wall is conceived and executed in the Whitman spirit and with the Whitman influence apparent in its form… In the delicate nature touches here and there, the pictures and conjures, Miss Keller leaves us filled with wonder” (New York Times). The original inscribed poem reads: “Of time when my heart is sad / I go to the old wall that divides my neighbour’s fields and mine / And there beside the broken line of stone / I kneel and whisper my woes / To the spirits that live in the wall. / They never speak or stir / Yet I know they sense my grief / For they have measured their strength / With the mighty forces of God / Storm, sun and wintry blast / And they lie there / Between my neighbour’s fields and mine / Pinioned to earth / More marred than any child of flesh / Yet in their heart burns still the flames / Hot shock of steel sets free. / Prisoned like flame / My spirit waits the impassioned word/ That shall shatter the walls of sense / And sunder the gates of silence / Beyond the obstructing wall of sense / How fair the land of all desire / The promised land of light and song. Helen Keller. Wrentham Mass. Sept 14, 1916.” Faint scattered foxing, several leaves with marginal restoration; spine and board edges expertly restored.


The First History That “Doth Make King Richard III An Admirable Man”
101. (RICHARD III) BUCK, George. The History of the Life and Reigne of Richard the Third. London, 1646. Tall quarto (7-1/4 by 11 inches), contemporary blind-ruled polished brown calf rebacked and recornered early.  $4200. First edition of this famed defense of Richard the Third by Sir George Buck, with fine engraved frontispiece portrait, very scarce in contemporary calf boards. Sir George Buck, “historian, poet, and master of the revels, was descended from a good family which had formerly held large estates in Yorkshire and Suffolk. For taking the side of King Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field his ancestors were deprived of most of their possessions, and, had not a powerful member of the Howard family interceded on their behalf, would have lost everything… The history attempts to prove that Richard III was a virtuous prince and innocent of the crimes imputed to him, and must be regarded to some extent as an anticipation of Horace Walpole’s ‘Historic Doubts” (DNB). As Master of the Revels from 1606 to 1620, Buck was the Court’s official licenser of plays, and he associated professionally with the great playwrights of the Jacobean theater, including Shakespeare, whose masterful Richard III immortalized the king with a brooding eloquence, electrifying even in the play’s opening line: “Now is the winter of our discontent.” Published posthumously in 1646. Wing B5306. Early owner signature above title page dated 1698. Interior fresh with only lightest occasional edge-wear to leaves, small bit of faint dampstaining to a few rear leaves, slight rubbing to contemporary boards. A highly desirable extremely good copy.


“The Basis Of The Principles Of Democracy” (PMM): First Collected Edition Of Locke’s Letters On Toleration, 1765, In Original Morocco-Gilt
102. LOCKE, John. Letters Concerning Toleration. London, 1765. Quarto, contemporary full crimson morocco gilt rebacked with original spine panels neatly laid down.  $14,500. First collected edition of Locke’s influential letters defending the cause of religious liberty, published by Thomas Hollis, containing Locke’s four letters in English, along with the first printing of the Latin text of Locke’s first letter since a 1705 printing—“it was becoming exceeding scarce and known to very few” (Preface). A splendid wide-margined copy, with scarce engraved frontispiece portrait, in the original John Matthewman red morocco binding with Giovanni Cipriani-designed ornaments depicting Britannia on the front cover, Liberty on the rear cover, and the Liberty cap on the spine. Together with Locke’s Treatises on Government, these Letters Concerning Toleration “provide a classic example of the empirical approach to social and political economy which has remained ever since the basis of the principles of democracy” (PMM 163). This is one of the key texts published by the English libertarian and philanthropist Thomas Hollis for donation, particularly to American colleges, and most especially to Harvard. “Convinced of the decadence of his own times but hopeful for the future, Hollis’ principal contribution to public service was the protection and advancement of English liberty by circulating appropriate books on government, for he argued that ‘if government goes right, all goes right.’ From 1754 onwards he reprinted and distributed literature from the 17th-century republican canon, thus keeping the cause of parliamentary reform alive during a difficult period… they were elegantly bound to give them greater effect and tooled with libertarian ornaments such as the liberty cap” (ODNB). Hollis was a friend of Giovanni Cipriani, who designed the set of 19 gilt republican ornaments that adorned the special red goatskin bindings of his publications, which were executed by John Matthewman. In this copy, the two Cipriani emblems on the covers (Britannia and Liberty) are also found inside, stamped as smoke prints on the first and final blanks. The Cipriani-designed frontispiece portrait and the final leaf of text (page 399) also bear the woodcut Liberty cap (as issued). Light foxing to frontispiece and first few leaves. An excellent wide-margined Hollis production in the original binding with ornaments depicting Britannia, Liberty and the Liberty cap.


The Father Of Modern Political Science
103. MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo. The Works of the Famous Nicolas Machiavel. London, 1675. Folio (8-1/2 by 12 inches), contemporary full speckled brown calf gilt.  $16,000. 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, with the armorial bookplate of Knightly Chetwood Esq. of Ireland. “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… It is hardly disputable that no man previous to Karl Marx has had as revolutionary an impact on political thought as Machiavelli ” (Downs, 12). Wing M128. Armorial bookplate of Knightley Chetwood (alt. Chetwode) (1679-1752) of “Woodbrook in Queen’s County in Ireland, Esq,” which displays the motto “Corona mea Christus.” (Christ is my Crown). Opposite the bookplate, on the initial blank leaf, is the signature, “K’tly Chetwode,” likely that of Knightley Chetwode, whose family motto is the same as that on the bookplate. His marriage in 1700 to Hester Brooking brought “substantial land and a house which Knightley renamed Wood Brooke (now known as Woodbrook), an amalgamation of the couple’s family names. In 1714, he struck up a relationship with Swift, one that was to last 18 years. Their friendship seems to be have been genuine on both sides: Swift visited Woodbrook on a number of occasions and… Swift even had the honour of having a field named after him and the ‘Dean’s Field’ retained the name well into the 20th century” (British Library). Text generally fresh, faint occasional marginal dampstaining. Expert restoration to contemporary calf spine. A scarce extremely good copy.



“One Of The Founders Of Modern Economics”
104. MALTHUS, Thomas. An Essay on the Principle of Population. London, 1803. Quarto, period-style full straightgrain red morocco gilt.  $12,500. Second and greatly expanded edition, the first to carry Malthus’ name, of one of the landmark works in economics—four times larger than the first edition and extremely important, embodying “Malthus’ mature views of his subject.” This 1803 edition, the first with Malthus’ name, was four times larger than the first—“practically a new book” (Osler 1297). “Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father, [who] urged him to publish. Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics… The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early 19th-century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerable… Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of ‘the struggle for existence” (PMM 251). “In 1803 Malthus published under his own name the stout quarto that embodies his mature views of his subject. The author confesses in his preface that he had taken too gloomy a view of human nature in his first essay… The achievement of Malthus was the exposition of the theory of population; and his name has been associated so closely with this theory that, like Darwin’s, it has added a new adjective to the language of civilized peoples” (Palgrave II:670-1). The first edition was published in 1798. Occasional light foxing, title page with light expert cleaning. A magnificently bound copy.


“Among The True High Points Of Man’s Efforts To Bring Reason And Dignity To His World”
105. PLATO. The Republic of Plato. Glasgow, 1763. Quarto, contemporary full calf.  $25,000.

First edition in English of the greatest of Plato’s dialogues, printed at the Foulis Press, one of a scant number of large-paper copies published by Glasgow’s renowned Foulis brothers, handsome in contemporary calf boards. A cornerstone of Western philosophy and politics, Plato’s extended dialogue on justice and the ideal state contains one of the most powerful descriptions of the human condition in world literature, his allegory of the cave (in Book VII). “Of all Plato’s works, this is perhaps the most important and widely read. Ranging from a discussion of the ‘Good’ to an examination of the nature of the State, it remains among the true high points of man’s efforts to bring reason and dignity to his world” (Jenkins 404). “The Republic is a very famous dialogue, built up from a minor one, which survives as its first book, to a huge set piece. Its setting and its characters are full of political meaning. Its arguments are tantalizing and its fables fascinating… [Plato’s] utopia is alarming and his metaphysics are intoxicating. It is all an essay in how the state might be governed and man as a citizen governed by the vision of goodness and truth” (Levi, 348). This translation by the Rev. Henry Spens is “very faithful… containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks” (Lowndes, 1878). The Foulis brothers were known for books “plainly printed with no extraneous ornament, and soon established a reputation for their carefully edited editions of Greek and Latin classics” (Glaister, 182). Occasional light foxing. Boards with expert restoration to extremities. A beautiful copy.


“The Actions Of His Life Were Extraordinary; But His Character Was Equal To His Actions”: 19th-Century Oil Portrait Of The Duke Of Wellington, Together With A Fine Waterloo Medal
106. (WELLINGTON, Duke of) (WELLESLEY, Arthur). Oil Portrait. WITH: Waterloo Medal. No place, portrait circa 1853; medal circa 1815. Together, two items. Painting, in contemporary wooden gilt-painted frame, measures 17-1/2 by 21 inches. Medal measures 1-3/8 inches diameter, attached to original red and blue silk ribbon.  $7800. Fine 19th-century oil portrait of one of England’s most revered military heroes, together with a medal given to a participant in Wellington’s most famous success, the final defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Known as “the Iron Duke,” Arthur Wellesley rose to prominence as a general during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars; during the Hundred Days in 1815, he commanded the allied army which defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. This commemorative medal is inscribed on one side with an image of an angel and the words “Wellington” and “Waterloo” and the date June 18, 1815. The side of the medal is inscribed with the name of the recipient, “William Halfpenny, 2nd Batt[alion] 95th Regiment Foot.” The 2nd Battalion of the 95th Regiment of Foot served with distinction at some of the major battles of the Peninsular campaign. After Waterloo, the 2/95 had the honor of leading Allied forces into Paris. Minor repairs to mildly darkened frame; a bit of fraying to upper edge of ribbon. Medal fine.

Very Large Original Drawing Of Max From Where The Wild Things Are, Signed By Sendak
107. SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing signed (Max from Where the Wild Things Are). No place, no date. Large felt pen drawing measuring 18 by 24 inches; matted and framed, entire piece measures 23 by 27 inches.  $9000. Wonderful, large original drawing of Sendak’s character Max from Where the Wild Things Are, dressed in his iconic wolf suit, holding a placard that reads “For Jessica!” and with a speech balloon reading, “BOO!” signed by Sendak. “In Max, the tantrum-tossing wolf-child” from his groundbreaking book Where the Wild Things Are (1963), “Sendak portrayed what he regards as an ordinary but also ‘a very crucial point in a child’s life,’ a dark moment when only a leap of faith into fantasy can help him find release from his rage” (Silvey, 586). Slightly toned at edges from old matting. Ink slightly faded. An excellent and desirable piece.

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“…We Can Have Lots Of Good Fun That Is Funny!”
108. SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. New York, 1957. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket.  $8500. First edition of this rare and important children’s classic. “A turning point, not only in the career of Dr. Seuss but in the reading habits of American children, occurred in the late 1950’s. Inspired by a thoughtful article by John Hersey in Life magazine, entitled ‘Why do Students Bog Down on the First R?,’ Seuss began to address the problem… Seuss’ answer was The Cat in the Hat. By enhancing everyday situations with irresistible imaginary characters and telling the tales with cleverly rhymed, easily recognizable words, Seuss gave control of learning to read back to children, while providing wit, charm, comic verse, and a surprise on every page. The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division” (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). First edition, with 200/200 on the inside flap of dust jacket and all other first edition points. Younger & Hirsch 7. Book fine, bright dust jacket slightly soiled and lightly rubbed. A lovely copy in very nearly fine condition.

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Boldly Inscribed By Walt Disney
109. DISNEY STUDIOS. Walt Disney’s Fantasia. New York, 1940. Folio, original tan cloth, original dust jacket.  $12,500. 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: “To Diane & Dan, best wishes, Walt Disney.” “Motion picture history was made at the Broadway Theatre last night with the spectacular world premiere of Walt Disney’s long-awaited Fantasia… Disney and his troop of little men, together with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra and a corps of sound engineers, have fashioned with music and colors and animated figures on a screen a creation so thoroughly delightful and exciting in its novelty that one’s senses are captivated by it, one’s imagination is deliciously inspired” (New York Times). “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). Disney said of his animated orchestral masterpiece, “Fantasia is timeless. It may run ten, twenty, thirty years… Fantasia is an idea in itself. I can never build another.” 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. Scattered light foxing and soiling. A few expertly repaired closed tears; text block, inner hinges, and bright dust jacket with light expert restoration.

Large-Paper Copy Winnie-The-Pooh, Limited Edition Signed By Milne And Shepard, One Of Only 200 Copies
110. MILNE, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. New York, 1926. Quarto, original half blue cloth, pictorial pink paper boards, dust jacket, glassine, cardboard box.  $16,000. Signed limited first American edition, one of 200 large-paper copies signed by Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard, in the scarce original glassine and publisher’s box. “Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh has been considered a classic of children’s literature almost since its publication” (Cooper & Cooper, 95). “Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations, modeled after the actual toys, show character and movement in simple line vignettes, which add so much to the books that most people consider them to be inseparable from the texts” (Silvey, 462). With original glassine and box. See Payne II; Cutler & Stiles, 116. Book fine, dust jacket bright and about-fine with only short closed tear to front panel. Original glassine with mild loss to lower edge of rear panel. Original cardboard box with minor restoration. A very nearly fine copy.

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Signed Limited Edition Of Rackham’s The Night Before Christmas
111. (RACKHAM, Arthur) MOORE, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia, 1931. Octavo, original limp vellum, slipcase.  $4000. Signed limited first edition, one of only 275 copies printed for the United States, with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts, signed by Arthur Rackham. With scarce original slipcase. “One of the world’s most widely read poems… ’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ recast St. Nicholas as a cheerful, rosy-cheeked elf and established Christmas as a time for giving gifts to children” (Carnegie Mellon University). For this edition of the Yuletide classic, Rackham created four full-color illustrations, 17 drawings in black and white, and red and white pictorial endpapers. Printed in red and black. From a total edition of 550 signed copies (an additional 275 were issued in England). Riall, 174. Latimore & Haskell, 66. Small bookseller label to rear flyleaf. Fine condition.

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E . B . W HITE
An Exceptional Rarity Signed By Both E.B. White And Garth Williams: First Edition Of Stuart Little
112. WHITE, E.B. Stuart Little. New York and London, 1945. Octavo, original pictorial olive cloth, dust jacket, custom slipcase.  $40,000. A great children’s rarity: first edition, first printing, of White’s “outstandingly funny and sometimes touching” (Carpenter & Prichard, 568) first book for children, signed by White and illustrator Garth Williams. “The story had been brewing with White for years as a disconnected series of bedtime tales for his nieces and nephews by the time it came to Harper. There, shepherded by the distinguished editor Ursula Nordstrom and felicitously illustrated [with 87 drawings] by Garth Williams, the book was eventually published-generally to high acclaim” (Silvey, 677). First edition, first printing, with code “I-U” on copyright page. Anderson, 6. Interior fine. Light wear to extremities of dust jacket with toning to spine, a tiny abrasion to spine, and a tiny closed tear and a tiny, unobtrusive open tear to front panel. An about-fine signed copy.

“Avec Amour Amour Amour And Les Autres Quelquechoses Or So—”: First Edition Of Eloise In Paris, Inscribed By Hilary Knight And Kay Thompson
113. THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise in Paris. New York, 1957. Slim folio, original blue paper boards, dust jacket.  $5800. First edition, boldly inscribed across the copyright page and the facing page by the author: “For—Larry—avec amour amour amour and les autres quelquechoses or so—Kay Thomas & Moi Eloise” and by the illustrator: “For Larry and much later!—1988! from Hilary Knight!” This, Thompson’s second Eloise book, bears Noel Coward’s endorsement, “Frankly, I adore Eloise.” Cotsen 11005. Book with interior generally fine and only mild toning to extremities of boards. Dust jacket with minor toning to extremities. A near-fine copy, most desirable inscribed by both author and illustrator.

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“Just About Perfect, And Just Magical In The Way It Is Done” (Eudora Welty)
114. WHITE, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. New York, 1952. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket.  $4000. First edition of one of the most delightful and beloved children’s books, a cornerstone of any collection of modern children’s literature. The most celebrated of White’s three children’s books, “Charlotte’s Web is rightly regarded as a modern classic” (Connolly, 322-23). With numerous endearing illustrations by Garth Williams. Anderson, 6. Costen 11941. Books of the Century, 210. Book fine, dust jacket with only slight rubbing and toning to extremities. A very nearly fine copy.


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18 Original Miró Lithographs: Limited Edition Of Goll’s Bouquet, Signed By Miró
115. (MIRÓ, Joan) GOLL, Yvan. Bouquet de Rèves pour Neila. Paris, 1967. Quarto, 11 loose gatherings as issued, portfolio, glassine, slipcase and chemise.  $8500. Signed limited edition of Goll’s poems, one of only 200 copies, signed by Miró in pencil, with cover design and 18 original color lithographs. Miró’s lithographic works often display “a whimsical or humorous quality, containing images of playfully distorted animal forms, twisted organic shapes, and odd geometric constructions… and are printed in a limited range of bright colors, especially blue, red, yellow, green, and black [as here]. Amorphous amoebic shapes alternate with sharply drawn lines, spots, and curlicues, all positioned on the stone with seeming nonchalance” (Lenin Gallery). Perhaps the most famous couple on the European avant garde scene during the 1920s and 30s was Claire and Yvan Goll. But, “as a Jew, Goll had to flee from Europe in 1940, reaching New York with the last refugee steamer after Nazi Germany had occupied Paris… Just before he died at the American Hospital in Paris in 1950, Goll stated: ‘I leave with a French heart, German mind, Jewish blood, and an American passport” (Wendell Piez). Miró’s splendid production of Goll’s expressionist poetry was arranged by Claire. The printer of Miró’s lithographs, Fernand Mourlot, ran a lithography press in Paris, where such greats as Braque, Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and Miró came to have their designs printed and to learn about this still nascent medium. Cramer 115. A few minor smudges to slipcase. A fine copy.

“The Harvest Of A Gaze Trained On Wonder”: Scarce Complete Six-Volume Lithographs Of Chagall, With 28 Original Lithographs
116. (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, acetates.$11,000. 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. Printer Fernand Mourlot ran a lithography press where such greats as Braque, Matisse, Picasso, Miró and Chagall came to have their designs printed and to learn about this still nascent print-making process. “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, only minor wear to dust jackets of Volumes I, III and IV, others fine. A beautiful set.


“Woman Fair, Where All The Graces Throng!”: One Of Only 25 With Lovely Original Watercolors In The Margins In Addition To Many Hand-Colored Art Nouveau Illustrations By Mucha And Others, Magnificently Bound
117. MUCHA, Alphonse, et al. The Point of View. London, 1905. Slim folio, contemporary full crushed dark green morocco gilt, red calf doublures.  $5500. Limited “Inter Nos” edition, one of only 25 copies extra-illustrated with 40 splendid original watercolors in the margins, as well as many finely handcolored and pochoir-colored illustrations in the Art Nouveau style by Alphonse Mucha and others—many with gilt highlights added by hand— beautifully bound in rich morocco-gilt by Stikeman. The Czech-born artist Alphonse Mucha is widely celebrated for his “supreme talent as a decorative artist” (Ray 366). The frontispiece by him, signed in the plate, printed in two colors; a further plate opposite the Table of Contents is a second illustration of his, also signed in the plate, finely printed on India paper and mounted, with hand-colored highlights. Many of the illustrations throughout are in the style of Mucha, who came to be nearly synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement—“for many years le style Mucha guaranteed his international renown” (Ray). This volume is dedicated to those “for whom the naked truth, unclad/ Is not a vision strange to set you mad.” A few instances of very minor marginal soiling, not affecting illustrations. A beautifully illustrated and bound volume in fine condition.

“Irish Travelers”: Beautiful Original Painting By Acclaimed 19th-Century British Artist Septimus Dawson Depicting Irish Emigrants On Their Way To America, Handsomely Framed
118. DAWSON, Septimus. Irish Travelers. Sunderland, Durham, England, circa 1880. Oil painting, measuring 19 by 23 inches; framed, entire piece measures 25-1/2 by 29-1/2 inches. $15,000. Beautiful original oil painting of two Irish travelers by late 19th-century British artist and Irish Nationalism supporter Septimus Dawson, handsomely framed. Painter Septimus Dawson was born in Sunderland, Durham, England in 1851. Though little is known of his life, he showed a particular interest in painting genre scenes in oil. Several of his works depict working class Irishmen or Irish peasants and he seems to have been sympathetic to Irish Nationalism, suggesting that he may have visited Ireland at some point. This work—“Irish Travelers”—contains many of Dawson’s characteristic elements. Slight wear to frame. Fine condition.


“The Timelessness Of These Rocks And These Hills”: Signed Limited Edition Of Andrew Wyeth’s Paintings Of Pennsylvania And Maine, Additionally Inscribed And Signed By Wyeth With A Pencil Drawing Of The Olson House
119. (WYETH, Andrew) MERYMAN, Richard. Andrew Wyeth. Boston, 1968. Oblong folio, original half reverse calf, clamshell box.  $11,000. Deluxe signed limited first edition, one of only 300 copies, with 165 full-page color and black-and-white reproductions of Wyeth’s paintings of Pennsylvania and Maine. This copy additionally inscribed and signed by Wyeth beneath a pencil drawing of the Olson House: “The Olson House, drawn for James Herr, Andrew Wyeth.” The Olson House is a colonial farmhouse in Cushing, Maine, made famous by Wyeth’s depiction of it in his painting Christina’s World. In the tradition of his father, N.C. Wyeth, and the Brandywine artists, Andrew Wyeth has achieved acclaim for his naturalistic portrayals of the Pennsylvania countryside and the seacoast of Maine. His watercolors and tempera paintings capture the essence of the two regions, while conveying a sense of loneliness and nostalgia. After the prints were completed and approved by Wyeth for this volume, the original plates were destroyed. The Olson House—which Wyeth has drawn on the half title—was the home of Christina Olson, who had lost the use of her legs to polio. Christina and the Olson House are both famously depicted in Wyeth’s masterpiece, Christina’s World. Wyeth befriended the Olsons and maintained a studio in the house. “I just couldn’t stay away from there,” Wyeth has written. Christina and her brother Alvaro lived at the house until they died in 1968 and 1967, respectively. Christina, Alvaro and Andrew Wyeth are buried in the Olson family cemetery on the property. Near-fine condition. Most desirable additionally inscribed with a pencil drawing of one of Wyeth’s most famous subjects.


Toulouse-Lautrec’s Only Substantial Book, One Of Just 380 Copies
120. TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de, and CLEMENCEAU, Georges. Au Pied Du Sinaï. Paris, 1898. Quarto, original illustrated paper wrappers, custom clamshell box.  $16,000. Beautiful limited edition, one of 355 copies on vélin d’Arches, of a total limitation of 380 copies, with ten lithographed plates by Toulouse-Lautrec, each in double suite, the second of each suite in black, green, or brown on papier de Chine, for a total of 20 plates, as well as several in-text illustrations. This work is “the one substantial book illustrated by Lautrec… The text by Georges Clemenceau, the journalist and statesman, consists of sketches of Jewish life and character from the millionaire Baron Moïse de Goldschlammbach to dwellers in Polish ghettoes… Au Pied du Sinaï [was] a book of real elegance” (Ray 381). “A shrewd observer of his subjects, Lautrec spent hours in the Tournelle quarter of Paris, sketching poor Russian and Polish Jews. Lautrec’s customary stippled grained ground, which he achieved by an ink spatter, is evident in these plates” (The Artist & The Book 302). At the time of this book’s conception, France was in the midst of the Dreyfus Affair. Clemenceau was a passionate supporter of Dreyfus, and used his position as a journalist to vigorously defend the accused and denounce anti-Semitism; it was he who published Émile Zola’s J’accuse. Toulouse-Lautrec was also a supporter of Dreyfus, and their shared political goals led the two men to create this volume with its sympathetic and varied portrait of Europe’s Jews. Text in French. A fine copy with expert reinforcement to text block.

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