London: For A. Milar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell , 1759.
First edition of Adam Smith’s first book. Octavo, bound in full contemporary leather, rebacked. In very good condition, with some browning to the text and overall light wear. Rare.
FIRST EDITION OF ANDREAS VESALIUS' "EPOCHAL PUBLICATION, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCIENTIFIC BOOKS EVER PRINTED": DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA LIBRI SEPTUM; ON THE FABRIC OF THE HUMAN BODY
Basel: Ex Officina Joannis Oporini, 1543.
First edition”epochal publication, one of the most beautiful scientific books ever printed”(Grolier/Horblit). Folio, bound in full 18th century calf, woodcut title page with Vesalius performing a dissection, woodcut portrait of the author, over 200 woodcut anatomical illustrations, including 21 full page and 2 folding-sheet figural woodcuts of the skeletal, muscular, vascular and nervous systems. In very good condition with some light dampstaining to several pages. Garrison-Morton 375; Grolier/Horblit 98; Norman 2137, PMM 71; Adams V-603; Choulant-Frank 178; Durling 4577; Wellcome 6560. Rare.
"It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn't catch the remark because I wasn't paying attention": First Edition of E.B. Whites Beloved Classic Charlottes Web; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.
First edition, first printing, with code “I-B” on copyright page. Octavo, original cloth, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Sam with greetings from Andy (E.B. White).” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the spine crown. Rare signed and inscribed.
"It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive": Signed by Justices John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewert, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall
Earl Warren, John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewert, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall.
Black and white photograph from the late 1960’s of the Warren Court mounted to board, signed by each member. The justices are John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewert, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall. Light wear and crease to the bottom left corner. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
London: Constable, 1919.
Octavo, bound in full scarlet crushed levant morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Rivière. Front and rear panels with single gilt filler border, upper cover set with an oval miniature painting of a battle scene under glass, framed with a variety of weapons and emblems gilt; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, a decorative panel in the rest, each bearing crown, eagle or fleur-de-lys; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and free endpages of yellow watered silk. All edges gilt. In fine condition. Housed in a cloth folding box.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven": Rare Second Edition of the John Milton's Masterpiece Paradise Lost
London: S. Simmons, 1674.
Rare Second edition. Octavo, with portrait frontispiece, contemporary calf, rebacked, original marbled edges. In very good condition with some toning to the text, contemporary name.
"I salute you with continual friendship & respect. Th. Jefferson”: one page autograph letter signed by thomas jefferson regarding his library
One page autograph letter signed by Thomas Jefferson regarding duties for a shipment of books for his second library at Monticello. Address to David Gelston, esq, who was the Collector of the Port of New York (appointed by Jefferson in 1801). The letter reads, “On my return home after some absence I found here your favors of Sept. 2 & 15. stating the amount of freight & duties on my books … Having no medium of remittance but in the bills of our banks I enclose 8.D presuming they are negotiable with you, and that the fractional surplus may cover their discount at market. I salute you with continual friendship & respect. Th. Jefferson.” The letter measures 9.75 inches by 7.75 inches. Matted and framed with a portrait.
"Someday I'll find my love...Someone to Call my Own": First Edition of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1937.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated storybook of the first full length animated feature film. Folio, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Inscribed by Walt Disney on the copyright page. In very good condition with rubbing and wear to the extremities. First editions are rare signed by Walt Disney.
“A man who can putt is a match for anyone”: First Edition of Willie Park's The Art of Putting; Inscribed by Him
Edinburgh: J. & J. Gray & Company, 1920.
First edition of the author’s rare book on putting. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with plates from photographs. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To C.A.J. Ament Esq. With Compliments, Willie Park.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed an inscribed.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to fellow writer Norman Douglas, “Dear Norman This with my love. Thank you so much for the nostalgic picture postcard. Catherine and I both miss you a great deal” With Norman Douglas’s ownership stamp on the front pastedown. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A fine association linking these two great novelists and travel writers of the twentieth century.
"People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it": First Edition of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Stephen Kings First Book Carrie; Signed by Him
England: PS Publishing, 2014.
First edition of the 40th Anniversary edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original illustrated glossy boards, original slipcase. Although not called for signed by Stephen King on the title page. Signed by Glenn Chadbourne, James Lovegrove and Kim Newman. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The slipcase is in fine condition. Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne; Introduction by Glenn Chadbourne and the preface by Kim Newman.
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