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“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since”: First Edition of Salvador Dali's Les Diners De Gala; inscribed by him to famed French chef Jean Vergnes with an original drawing
New York: Felicie, Inc. Publishers, 1973.
First edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife, Gala. Quarto, original color-printed pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Translated by Captain J. Peter Moore. Association copy, inscribed by Salvador Dali with a double-page inscription and drawing on the copyright page and opposite page, "For Jean Vergnes 1976 Le oen de la Cuisine Dali." Dali has added an original portrait of Vergnes and a dripping spoon. With an additional presentation card inscribed by famed American restaurant critic Gael Greene laid in on Greene's custom stationary, "To Jean Vergnes with love from his great…
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 143318
Fine collection of custom half morocco clamshell boxes by The Harcourt Bindery for the complete collection of all 14 first edition James Bond Novels
Fine collection of custom half morocco clamshell boxes hand made by The Harcourt Bindery to house each of the 14 first editions in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, 14 volumes. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $7,000.00 Item Number: 138541
Rare 18th century King James Bible; finely bound and decorated with an exceptionally large early 19th century concealed fore-edge painting
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty’s Command. [Fore-edge Painting].
Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and W. Dawson, 1794.
Rare 18th century King James Bible decorated with an exceptionally large early 19th century fore-edge painting. Large quarto, bound in full straight grain morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands over red morocco onlays, gilt ruling and scrolling to the front and rear panels with red morocco inlayed borders and central decorated panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, decorated with a concealed fore-edge painting of a scene from Genesis in which Sarah and Abraham offer hospitality to three visitors. In very good condition. An unusually fine and large…
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 139538
"This is quite an occasion. It isn't often that a Prince is born in the forest": First Big Golden Book edition of Walt Disney's Bambi; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Golden Press, 1949.
First Big Golden Book edition of Melvin Shaw's storybook adaptation of the classic Walt Disney motion picture, Bambi. Quarto, original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney opposite the title page, "To John Michael With Best Wishes Walt Disney." In very good condition. Scarce and desirable signed by Disney.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 128435
Portrait of the influential Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises. Boldly signed, “August 27, 1971 Ludwig Mises.” The portrait measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 62034
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
First edition in English of Cartier-Bresson’s famous photobook, “capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen,” with 114 large photogravures (many double-page) and bright cover designed by Joan Miró. Folio, original illustrated boards. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson on the title page. Fine in a near fine acetate dust jacket. With the captions booklet laid in.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 2330
London: Macdonald and Co, 1939.
First edition of this overview of Hollywood. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed on the front pastedown and endpapers by Walt Disney and 13 other Hollywood actors and actresses, including, Chico Marx "To Pat Sincerely Chico Marx"; Pat O'Brien; "To Pat my own namesake Love Pat O'Brien Nov 21, 1947; Deborah Kerr, "I see a dark Stranger" (on page 76) "with best wishes Deborah Kerr"; Merle Oberon "To Pat all the best Merle Oberon"; Joe E. Brown "To Pat Joe Brown." Brown was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s, with films like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Earthworm…
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 112422
Paris: Sold by W. & S. Jones, 1844.
Rare mid-19th century French terrestrial table globe: Charles Dien's The Globe Classique, Nouvelle edition. The globe measures 10 inches in diameter with an engraved longitude ring and brass latitude ring. Mounted on brass and mahogany stand. The globe is composed of hand-colored paper gores over a plaster sphere. The entire piece measures 20 inches in height. French astronomer and cosmographer Charles Dien published highly detailed atlases, works on astronomy, and both celestial and terrestrial globes in Paris throughout the 1840s and 1850s. Dien was also renowned for the sophisticated engravings he designed for the many books produced by his father's…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 96538
Paris: Sold by W. & S. Jones, c. 1845.
Rare mid-19th century Charles Dien celestial table globe. The globe measures 11.5 inches in diameter with an engraved longitude ring and brass latitude ring. Mounted on brass and mahogany stand. The globe contains twelve bodies including the sun and earth with its moon. The entire piece measures 18 inches in height. French astronomer and cosmographer Charles Dien published highly detailed atlases, works on astronomy, and both celestial and terrestrial globes in Paris throughout the 1840s and 1850s. Dien was also renowned for the sophisticated engravings he designed for the many books produced by his father's publishing house Delamarche. In very good…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 97888
"They sure don't make bartenders like the used to make them": First signed limited edition of Charles Bukowski's Dangling in the Tournefortia; twice signed and inscribed by him and with an original acrylic painting bound in
Santa Barbara: The Black Sparrow Press, 1981.
First edition of Bukowski's classic book of poetry. Octavo, original pictorial boards. One of only 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 89. Additionally inscribed by Bukowski on the title page, "For Arthur Applebaum - Who aids me so kindly in my man travails, Hank Charles Bukowski." Bukowski has also added a drawing of his signature little man with a bottle. With an original acrylic painted portrait by Bukowski bound in and signed, "Buk." In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 95380
Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966.
First edition, second issue. Small octavo, original stiff self-wrappers, original slipcase. Inscribed by the artist on the title page, "For John Ed Ruscha." One continuous accordion-fold page composed of glued paper segments with black-and-white photographs of every building on the sunset strip. Fine in a fine slipcase. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 93546
First Edition of The World of Salvador Dali; Inscribed by Him Twice with a Large Drawing of Don Quixote
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1962.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work of Dali. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by Dali on two pages, "Pour Seth Dennis hommage de Salvador Dali 1963" with a large drawing. Fine in a very good dust jacket. A unique example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 139499
Davenport, Iowa: 1865.
Original typographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln composed of his Emancipation Proclamation, issued on January 1, 1863. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 19 inches. An exceptional piece, a rare and desirable piece of Americana.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 95831
New York : Limited Editions Club, 1935.
First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 1134 of 1500 copies signed by Henri Matisse, with 26 illustrations by him, one of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. Large quarto, original gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth, original slipcase. In near fine condition with the rare original slipcase. With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 132117
"The first full-sized marble statue in New England": Fine terracotta pedestrian statue of George Washington, after Sir Francis Chantrey's Washington as a Roman Senator, 1826
Washington as a Roman Senator, 1826. [Sir Francis Chantrey George Washington Terracotta Pedestrian Statue].
Fine terracotta statue of President George Washington, after Sir Francis Chantrey's Washington as a Roman Senator, 1826. Terracotta. In 1818, the Washington Monument Association commissioned Francis Chantrey to sculpt a pedestrian statue of George Washington in white marble. Unveiled in Doric Hall of the Massachusetts State House in November 1827, it was the first sculpture to be placed in the then new State House and the first full-sized marble statue in New England. In fine condition. The statue measures 14.75 inches in height.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 123164
Original full color illustration of one of comics' most enduring superheroes, Captain America. Inscribed by Captain America's co-creator, Joe Simon, to actor and voice actor Miguel Ferrer, "Just thought I'd drop in on Miguel Ferrer, Joe Simon." American actor Miguel Ferrer's notable roles include OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop, FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in the early 90s television series Twin Peaks, Eduardo Ruiz in the 2000 film Traffic, and the voice of Shan Yu in the 1998 Disney animated film Mulan. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 18 inches. A…
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 89052
Large original drawing of beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown in baseball attire. Drawn and inscribed by Charles Schulz, "For Andrew, Schulz." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 23.25 inches by 20.25 inches. Rare and desirable in such a large format.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 109522
Rare original Alfred Hitchcock self-portrait, inscribed by the great director, "To Adrienne from Alfred Hitchcock." In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 132934
First Edition of the Work "LUnite DHabitation de Marseille" Which Inspired Brutalist Architecture; Inscribed and Dated by Le Corbusier in the Year of Publication
Souillac: Le Point, 1950.
First edition of this work by the famed architect. Small quarto, original wrappers with the dust jacket. Inscribed by Le Corbusier and dated in December 1950. In very good condition with some light rubbing. The subject of this book by Le Corbusier is among his most well-known works, L’Unite D’Habitation de Marseille, which inspired the Brutalist architectural style and philosophy. An important work of twentieth century architecture, rare signed and inscribed by Le Corbusier.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 3784
New York: Taschen, 2004.
Signed limited edition of tribute to Ali. XXL sumo format with over 3,000 images of photographs, art and memorabilia, much of it published for the first time by over 150 photographers and artists. Boldly signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons. Fine in a very good silk covered box illustrated with Neil Leifer's iconic 1966 photograph of Ali vs Williams. With essays and interviews on Ali over five decades.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 130332
Rare 18th Century map of Florida published for the use of the French Navy during the American Revolution
Carte Reduite des Cotes et de l’Interieur de la Presqu’ile de la Floride, avec le Detroit de Cette Presqu’ile et le Canal de Bahama. [18th Century Anotoine de Sartine Map of Florida]
France: Dépôt General de la Marine, 1780.
Rare 18th century hand-colored engraved map or the state of Florida published for the use of the French Navy during the American Revolution. One page, the map shows coastal topography around the Florida Peninsula depicting harbors, points, keys, shoals and low water areas, the St. John's River, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, St. Mark's River, Apalachicola Bay to Cape St. Blas and St. Joseph's Bay, the Bahama Channel and the Bahama Islands, the Straits of Florida, the northern coast of Cuba and the Florida Keys. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 31.75…
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 138716
Rare collection of six illuminated leaves from three late 15th century Books of Hours. Six vellum leaves decorated with illuminated initials and borders. Each leaf is framed allowing visibility of both sides of each page. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 110201
Original Maurice Sendak pencil drawing on artist's vellum. Signed and inscribed by Maurice Sendak to Arthur Yorinks: "Feb. 6-13, 1993. So Sue Me. To Arthur - with all my love! Maurice." Pencil draft for the backdrop of the play "So, Sue Me" written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1993. The pencil draft appears in Tony Kushner's "The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present", along with with the final full-color illustration. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.75 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 27044
Rare thirty-eight star American flag from the collection of Civil War Union Army General Joshua Chamberlain Union General Joshua Chamberlain
Rare thirty-eight star American flag from the collection of Civil War Union Army General Joshua Chamberlain. The thirty-eight star flag was in use between July 4, 1877 when the state of Colorado was admitted into the Union as the 38th state and July 4, 1890 when North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, and Idaho were admitted as the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd states. Printed on cloth, the flag is stamped, "Mountfort Post Maine Dept." Union General Joshua Chamberlain served in the 20th Regiment of the Maine Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and belonged to to Grand Army of the…
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 137247