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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

We offer free gift wrapping and ship worldwide to ensure that your thoughtful gift arrives beautifully packaged and presented.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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From the ‘General Theory’ to the ‘Great Gatsby’

We hope you enjoy browsing our catalog of fine and rare books that includes a selection in literature, children’s books, history, economics, photography, signed and inscribed books, and more. We feature The Great Gatsby first edition in the rare dust jacket, a first edition ofUlysses by James Joyce, The General Theory of Employment in dust jacket inscribed by J.M. Keynes, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone first edition inscribed by J.K. Rowling, and the Chronicles of Narnia complete first edition set.

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