Paris: Fletcher Gyles, 1755.
First edition of the earliest treatise on modern economics. Octavo, bound in full leather. In very good condition with some rubbing to the joints, stain to the title page and general wear.
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years": Rare autograph letter signed by abraham lincoln during the civil war with carte-de-visite
Autograph Letter Signed by Abraham Lincoln requesting a railroad pass for a medical volunteer during the Civil War. In very good condition with light folds. The letter reads, “I suppose this man has been doing something for our sick soldiers, and I should think it would be no more than fair that he should have a Railroad pass to his home at Albany, New York. A. Lincoln. July 2, 1862.” Matted and framed with an original carte-de-visite of Lincoln. The letter measures 4 inches by 2.75 inches. The complete piece measures 19 inches by 16 inches. Rare and desirable.
“In no department can a leader spend time more profitably than in the selection of the men who are to accomplish the work”: First Editions of Sir Douglas Mawson's The Home Of The Blizzard in the Rare Original Dust Jackets
London: William Heinemann, 1915.
First editions, thick octavo, 2 volumes, original dark blue cloth. Near fine in the in the rare original dust jackets with some chipping and wear and a repair to the spine of Volume I. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I, full color and black & white plates, folding maps in pocket at rear of Vol II.
"To bring defeat to Germany with the greatest possible speed, and the smallest possible loss of Allied men": Framed Autographs of Yalta Conference Members Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin
Framed Autographs of Yalta Conference Members Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin.
Autographs of the three world leaders that met at the historic 1945 Yalta Conference held in Crimea. Signed by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “October 7, 1948. W. Churchill”; President Franklin D. Roosevelt in full on a White House card; and Joseph Stalin on a clipped Stalin Prize Certificate with the USSR seal, “J. Stalin” and “Y. Chadev” of the Council of the People’s Commisars. Matted and framed with an original photograph of three members of the conference. The entire piece measures 22.5 inches by 22.5 inches. Signatures of Stalin are exceedingly scarce.
Rare First Edition of David Hume's Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political
Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political.
London: Printed For A. Milar, 1748.
First edition. Small octavo, bound in contemporary calf. In very good condition with some light soiling to the text and rubbing to the binding.
“Credit should go with the performance of duty, and not with what is very often the accident of glory”: FIRST EDITION OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S THE ROUGH RIDERS; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Theodore Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. In very good condition with slight toning to the spine and a small stain to the front board, two small bookplates. Frontispiece of Theodore Roosevelt with tissue guard, top edge gilt. Paired with a large abstract of payments made by M.F. Sheary in June of 1898. Sheary served as Additional Paymaster in the United States Department of War during the William F. McKinley Administration at the time that Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. A very nice example of Roosevelt’s best-selling work, rare signed.
"With appreciation of loyal and efficient service, and with lasting regard from her friend": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE; ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER TO HIS SECRETARY
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.
Signed limited first edition. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, number 1044 of 1426 copies. Additionally inscribed by the author, “For Miss Margaret Hayes—who voluntarily devoted so many spare hours to helping me in collecting and preparing notes for this book—with appreciation of loyal and efficient service, and with lasting regard from her friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” The recipient Margaret Hayes, was the private secretary to President Eisenhower who helped research and contribute to this volume. Fine in the original slipcase in near fine condition with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional unique association copy.
First Edition of Shackletons Classic Account The Heart of the Antarctic in the Rare Original Dust Jackets
London: William Heinemann, 1909.
First editions. Large octavos, 2 volumes, original blue cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jackets with some rubbing and wear. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded coloured, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Rare in the original dust jackets.
“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
Meriden, Conn: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some wear to the extremities and a piece lacking from the rear panel. Exceptionally rare in the first printing.
“ONE OF THE BEST POLITICAL BIOGRAPHIES IN ENGLISH:” LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL; EACH VOLUME INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL
London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1906.
First edition. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth, with two photographic frontispiece portraits of Lord Randolph.. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in both volumes, “Inscribed for G.S. Harvie-Watt by Winston Churchill 1943.” The recipient, Harvie-Pratt was a conservative politician who served as parliamentary private secretary to Winston Churchill from 1941-1945. At the end of World War II, he became a Queen’s Counsel and was created a baronet. In 1948 he became an aide-de-camp to George VI; on the king’s death, he filled the same position for Elizabeth II, also acting as a member of the Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland. In very good condition with rubbing and wear to the extremities. Remarkable association copies.