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Summer 2019 – From Ptolemy to Picasso
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Summer 2019 Catalog of fine rare books and historic documents, from antiquity to modernity. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition in English of Sir Isaac Newton’s Two Treatises on the Quadrature of Curves, an exquisite Cyrillic document signed by Catherine the Great, an exceedingly rare first edition of the History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, a deluxe illustrated Ibarra edition of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, a scarce first issue of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and a first edition of Catch-22 signed by both Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut.
Presenting 80 Great Works
Browse an exceptional selection of new acquisitions with the arrival of our latest catalog of fine rare books and historic documents: Presenting 80 Great Works. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition of Herodotus’ Historaie in Greek, an exceptionally rare printing of Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis, a first edition set of Charles Lucian Bonaparte’s American Ornithology, a rare first limited large paper edition of Shackleton’s The Heart of the Antarctic, a scarce first edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales, a first edition of Hemingway’s masterpiece The Sun Also Rises in the scarce original dust jacket, and a first edition set of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Holiday 2018 – From Pope Leo XIII to The Little Prince
This holiday season, we invite you to browse a carefully curated selection of exceptional gifts with the arrival of our Holiday 2018 Catalog. Highlights of the catalog include a first edition of Pope Leo XIII’s first Papal encyclical inscribed by him to the Empress of Austria, a rare Military Commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln, a finely bound Manuscript edition of the Writings of John Muir, a signed first edition of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, a signed first edition of Leonard Cohen’s Let Us Compare Mythologies and a signed limited first edition of Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.
Fall 2018 – From Saint Augustine to Shel Silverstein
We invite you to explore an exceptional selection of fine rare books and historic signed documents with the arrival of our new Fall 2018 catalog. Highlights of the catalog include a magnificent first edition of Saint Augustine’s monumental Of the Citie of God, an exceptionally rare Autograph Album Signed by Abraham Lincoln, one of the earliest obtainable examples of Homer’s landmark work The Odyssey, a scarce first edition of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, a rare Autograph Note Signed by Charles Darwin to fellow naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, a rare second edition of Theory of Games and Economic Behavior signed by John von Neumann, and a rare first edition of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends lengthily inscribed by him with a poem to his editor.
Summer 2018 – From Hamilton to Huxley
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Summer 2018 Catalog featuring a fine selection of rare first editions and historic signed documents. Highlights of the catalog include a first and only Latin edition of the monumental Nuremburg Chronicle published in 1493, an exceptionally rare complete set in English of The Works of Aristotle bound by the Bookbinder to the King, a rare second edition of the first part of Don Quixote in English, a rare first edition of Alexander Hamilton’s Refute Against the Charge of Speculation, a first edition of William Faulkner’s 1929 masterpiece The Sound and the Fury, a first edition of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces inscribed by him to fellow author Richard Adams, a rare La Corona cigar partially smoked by Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill accompanied by a photograph of him smoking that very cigar, and a first edition of Lady and the Tramp signed by Walt Disney.
Spring 2018 – From Galileo to The Great Gatsby
We invite you to browse a carefully curated selection of exceptional rare books and signed documents with the arrival of our Spring 2018 Catalog. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition of Thomas Salusbury’s Mathematical Collections and Translations containing the first English translation of Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, a first Basel edition of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia and Epigrammata, an exceptional 1861 Military Commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln, a scarce Autograph Letter Signed by brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, a rare presentation copy of The Great Gatsby inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Dean’s first edition copy of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden with his ownership signature.
2017/2018 Winter Catalog
This holiday season, we invite you to browse a carefully curated selection of exceptional gifts with the arrival of our Winter Catalog of fine and rare books. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition, first issue set of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Books, a rare complete first edition set of Captain James Cook’s Voyages including the scarce atlas, a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tales of the Jazz Age in the scarce dust jacket, first editions of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh books in the original dust jackets with Now We Are Six signed by him, a first press vinyl of Hootenanny Special signed by both Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and a large signed photograph of Babe Ruth playing golf with four Massachusetts politicians.
Autumn 2017 – From Dante to Dylan
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Autumn 2017 catalog of fine and rare books. Within its pages you will discover a rare first edition of The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, a rare first edition of Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn’s landmark paper, A Protocol for Network Intercommunication, which established the basic concept of the internet, an original file folder containing a copy of The Catcher in the Rye sent by J.D. Salinger to his personal friend addressed in his hand, a rare first edition of Rhapsody In Blue inscribed by George Gershwin, an inscribed first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece A Farewell to Arms, and an exceptionally rare first edition of the children’s classic Mary Poppins signed by P.L. Travers. From The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri to the Writings and Drawings of Bob Dylan, we welcome you to explore our newest arrivals and collection highlights.
Summer 2017 – From Machiavelli to The Maltese Falcon
This catalog of fine and rare books features a wide array of antiquarian and modern first editions in various genres such as literature, history and world leaders, economics, religion and philosophy, golf, and exploration. Peruse these pages and you will unearth a first edition of John Locke’s Two Treatises on Government, a first edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, rare sheets from Allen Ginsberg’s The Howl that were produced for its initial reading, a first edition of the rare children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon, and an inscribed first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. From The Works or the Florentine Historie by Niccolo Machiavelli to a first edition of The Maltese Falcon in the rare dust jacket, we present to you this fine collection of books.
Spring 2017 – From Vesalius to Vladimir Nabokov
We welcome you to peruse the pages of our Spring 2017 catalog of rare and antiquarian books. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septum published in 1543, an exceptionally rare signed first edition of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, a first edition of Gray’s Anatomy used in field surgery during the Civil War, and an exceedingly scarce first separate edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. You will also discover first editions of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women, a rare Charlotte Bronte Signature, Gandhi’s first edition of The Story of My Experiments with Truth, a first edition of Snow White inscribed by Walt Disney, Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, autographed Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson letters, and much more.
Fall 2016 – From Aristotle to A.A. Milne
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Fall 2016 catalog featuring a fine selection of recent arrivals and collection highlights including one of the earliest presentation copies of James Joyce’s Ulysses inscribed to Lewis Galantiere, an exceptionally rare hand corrected speech with additions and edits in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s own hand, an inscribed first edition of Albert Einstein’s The Evolution of Physics, and a signed extra limited edition of Winnie-The-Pooh inscribed with an original poem by A.A. Milne. Other highlights include a rare first edition in English of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a first edition of The Godfather inscribed by Mario Puzo to his editor Bill Targ, and a first edition, first issue of Political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. As always, we are dedicated to assisting you in building your own collection or selecting the perfect gift with gift wrapping services available upon request.
Spring 2016 – From Darwin to Dalloway
Browse our extensive Spring 2016 catalog of fine and rare books. We have curated for you a collection that includes an extremely rare presentation copy of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, inscribed first editions of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon, and a rare signed portrait of Charles Dickens. Other highlights include a first edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, an inscribed first edition of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and a first edition of How to Trade in Stocks by Jesse Livermore in the rare original dust jacket. Within these pages, you will discover not only classics of adult and children’s literature, but also landmark books regarding scientific discoveries, politics, economics, sport, and exploration.
Holiday Gift Ideas
There are few gifts that are as lasting and appreciated as a rare book. Within this catalog, we offer some gift suggestions for every book lover on your holiday gift list. Whether it is a beloved childhood book that turned them on to the joys of reading or a favorite title they read in high school or college, people treasure these books like a close friend.
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From ‘Leviathan’ to ‘Lord of the Rings’
We are proud to offer an extensive selection of fine and rare books in our Fall 2015 catalog. Highlights include a first edition of Thomas Malthus’ Essay on the Principle of Population, Roberts’ The Holy Land, Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicles, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s lengthily inscribed by Truman Capote. Other featured items include A Streetcar Named Desire signed by Tennessee Williams and other members of the original cast including Marlon Brando, a manuscript from economist Milton Friedman regarding Keynes’ master work, The General Theory, Martin Luther King Jr. inscribed items, and Madeline signed by Ludwig Bemelmans. From first editions of Leviathan to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, there is something for every collector.
From ‘Great Expectations’ to ‘Goldfinger’
This catalog represents a collection of fine first editions of fiction and nonfiction alike. High spots of classic literature include first editions of Great Expectations, Moby Dick, War and Peace in the original Russian, and a signed limited edition of The Importance of Being Earnest. Also of note are signed first edition novels of P.D. James, a first edition Goldfingerinscribed by Ian Fleming, first edition Dracula with a note by Bram Stoker and a first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Other highlights include Business Cycles inscribed by Joseph Schumpeter, classic works signed or inscribed by world leaders such as Winston Churchill, the Roosevelts, and Nelson Mandela. Other genres include science, photography, food and drink, sports, and exploration.
From ‘Don Quixote’ to Dickens
We hope you enjoy browsing this catalog of fine and rare books. From the first illustrated edition of Don Quixote to the first book appearance of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, we have endeavored to bring to you a variety of classic works by authors who have impacted civilization as we know it today. Highlights include a complete first edition set of Cook’s Voyages, the first edition of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, the first edition of TheAdventures of Tom Sawyer, and a signed first edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends. Also of note is the first edition in English of Plato’s Republic, a first edition of David Ricardo’s On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, and first editions of Sir Walter Raleigh’sHistory of the World and Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language.
From Shakespeare to Stuart Little
Highlights of literature in this rare book catalog include a second folio edition of Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, an inscribed first edition of the Grapes of Wrath, and an inscribed first edition of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. In the genre of economics and finance, highlights include a first edition set of Charles MacKay’s Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a first edition of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre, and a first edition of The Intelligent Investor in the rare dust jacket. Other points of interest include a first edition in English of Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Profiles in Courage inscribed by John F. Kennedy, and a first edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inscribed by Roald Dahl.
From Homer to Huck Finn
In this catalog, you will discover a first edition of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn bound in morocco leather (one of only 500 copies), a first edition of The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner in the rare dust jacket, Gone with the Wind inscribed by Margaret Mitchell, and an inscribed first edition of Casino Royale. As well as literature, we feature rare food and wine books, children’s books, history, geography, economics, and politics. On page 65, you will find The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia inscribed by former South African President Nelson Mandela and other South African and Namibian leaders.
From Thoreau to ‘Tender is the Night’
We are pleased to present a selection of collectible and rare books in the genres of literature, science fiction and mystery, original foreign language first editions, broadway plays, biography and autobiography, economics, and much more. Literature highlights include a first edition of The Sun Also Rises in the rare first issue dust jacket, first editions of Taps at Reveille and Tender is the Night inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Good Earth first edition inscribed by Pearl Buck. Other points of interest to explore are a true first edition in German of Civilization and Its Discontents inscribed by Sigmund Freud to fellow psychologist Havelock Ellis (p. 45) and Security Analysis first edition by Graham and Dodd (p. 57).
From Augustine to Alice in Wonderland
This catalog of rare and antiquarian books features books in U.S. Southern and Western Literature, International Literature, Plays, Uncorrected Proofs, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Economics and much more. Literature highlights include a rare first complete English edition of The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant, Don Quixote from 1620, The Catcher in the Rye inscribed first edition, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings first edition trilogy, a large selection of James Bond first editions, and Anne of Green Gables first edition.
From ‘The Road to Serfdom’ to ‘On the Road’
This rare book catalog includes selections in modern first editions, economics and finance, art and architecture, children’s books, golf, cooking, chess, science and natural history, and the Presidents. Some featured items include a first edition of The Postman Always Rings Twice signed by James M. Cain, A Visit to Morin inscribed for Ian Fleming by Graham Greene, an inscribed first edition of Goldfinger, and a signed Subscriber’s edition of Alexander Pope’s translation of Homer’s The Illiad and The Odyssey.