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"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few": First edition, deluxe signed limited issue of So Few: A Folio Dedicated to All Who Fought and Won the Battle of Britain; one of only 401 numbered copies
…So Few. A Folio Dedicated to All Who Fought and Won the Battle of Britain 10th July – 31st October 1940.
London: The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, 1990.
First edition, deluxe signed limited issue of this lavishly illustrated folio commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the distinguished RAF pilots who fought in it, the most crucial battle in British history. Quarto, original publisher's full crushed blue morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, inset embroidered RAF brevet to the front panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated with 25 tissue-guarded color silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots each signed by the featured pilot and artist Michael Pierce with his embossed stamp, additionally illustrated with numerous black-and-white and full color…
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 139010
"This is precisely what I expected Hong-Kong would be like": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's 'They' and the Brushwood Boy
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1925.
First edition of this collection of two Kipling stories. Octavo, original cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, with illustrations in color by F. H. Townsend. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121873
SIGNED BY THE FIRST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON AND THE ARTIST WHO DESIGNED THE POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATING THAT MOMENT
Signed limited lithographic print of Paul Calle's pencil sketch of Neil Armstrong captured as he suited up on July 16, 1969 in preparation for his launch to the moon. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Armstrong, this is number 243. Additionally signed by Paul Calle beneath his printed facsimile signature. New York born artist Paul Calle was one of eight artists chosen by NASA in 1962 to document the U.S. space program and was the only artist present when the crew of Apollo 11 prepared to enter the spacecraft for their historic mission. Four days later Armstrong became the…
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 142783
London: Chapman and Hall, 1869.
Rare second edition of the author's melancholy novel. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 124179
Paul Calle's Original Signed Artist's Proof of "First Man on the Moon": Signed by him and Neil Armstrong and from Calle's personal collection
The artist's proof of Paul Calle's famous image of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon which was featured on the 1969 10¢ stamp. Original lithographic print, signed by the artist, "Paul Calle" and numbered by him, "A/P First Man on the Moon" in pencil. Additionally signed by Neil Armstrong. In 1962, Calle was among the first artists selected to participate in the NASA Art Program. While his involvement with NASA began with the Gemini missions, his best-known work remains the present image, which served as the design for the iconic "First Man on the Moon" U.S. postage stamp. Provenance:…
Price: $22,500.00 Item Number: 143593
"Second only to Gilbert Stuart's Athenaeum portrait": Rembrandt Peale's "George Washington, Patriae Pater"
Rembrandt Peale's famed painted portrait of George Washington, "George Washington, Patriae Pater", considered by many second only to Gilbert Stuart's iconic Athenaeum portrait of the first president and variations of which hang in the Oval Office and Old Senate Chamber. Oil on canvas. In 1795, 17-year-old Rembrandt Peale was invited by his father, famed American painter Charles Willson Peale, to accompany him to a portrait sitting with President George Washington. Although young Rembrandt was not entirely satisfied with the resulting portrait of the aging Washington, it was well-received and made his debut as a portraitist. In 1822, after a trip…
Price: $350,000.00 Item Number: 135084
Oroville, California: Butte College Press, 1999.
First edition of this work on the Bush administration. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Dan Ostrander and President George Bush on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover design by Patty Melron. Uncommon signed by President Bush.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 76955
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.
First edition of this collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Richard Feynman on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Mike McIver. Told to Ralph Leighton. Edited by Edward Hutchings. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions are exceptionally rare and desirable.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 90244
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.
First edition, early printing of this collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by the author to his cousin on the half-title page, "To Frances Lewine Hi Franky - send me your book -- you ought to write one- it's easy, all you have to do is tell all those wonderful stories of yours to some friend with an open tape recorder. Richard." The recipient, Frances Lewine was known as a champion for the rights of women journalists throughout the…
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 140950
"My small feet could walk the sun up and down across the stony hill-crests where we worked": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's "Teem"- A Treasure-Hunter; in the scarce original dust jacket
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938.
First edition of Kipling's beloved dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Frontispiece illustration by Marguerite Kirmse. Near fine in the scarce original dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121883
"The eighteenth century proclaimed the rights of man, the nineteenth shall proclaim the rights of woman": First edition of Ray Strachey's "The Cause"
London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd, 1928.
First edition of Strachey's history of women's suffrage in Great Britain. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Millicent Fawcett. In good condition. Ownership name.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 135463
Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1814.
First magazine appearance of Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters morocco over marbled boards. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort M'henry at the Battle of Baltimore, during which the large American flag continued to wave over the American victory. On the heels of the American disgrace at Bladensburg, and the burning of Washington, the defense of Fort M'Henry breathed new life into the American cause. Key's song was officially adopted as the national anthem in 1931. In very good condition.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 143093
Rare original large format acrylic painting signed by Vietnam War Veteran and Golden Globe Award winning screenwriter Ron Kovic
Rare original large format acrylic painting signed by Vietnam War Veteran and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter Ron Kovic. On thick Aquarell watercolor paper, the painting is signed three times by the artist on the verso, "Ron Kovic Oct 2013", "'The Joy of Color' by Ron Kovic" and with a signed self-caricature. American anti-war activist, writer, and United States Marine Corps sergeant Ronald Lawrence Kovic was wounded and paralyzed in the Vietnam War. His 1976 memoir Born on the Fourth of July was made into the Academy Award–winning 1989 film directed by Oliver Stone. Kovic received the Golden Globe Award for…
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 135265
Manuscript poem signed by famed American boxer Muhammad Ali. One page, the poem is titled, "The President" and reads in part, "The face of the Pres is open, The eyes of the Pres are bright, The lips of the Pres are now closed, The head of the Pres is upright, The breast of the Pres slants forward, The gaze of the Pres is bright... The soul of the Pres is flaming, the heart of the Pres is warm... The image of this Pres is truth, Wisdom's message his rod. The home of the Pres is the white house and the president's…
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 143204
"Please may I come in? I am Boots. I am son of Kildonan Brougue - Champion Reserve - V.H.C. - very fine dog": First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Thy Servant A Dog
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930.
First edition of Kipling's beloved children's classic, as told by Boots the dog. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 121841
"CANDY MAKING, AS A PASTIME FOR YOUNG FOLKS, IS NOT TO BE SURPASSED": FIRST EDITION OF AUNT BABBETTE'S HOME CONFECTIONERY
Chicago and Cincinnati: Bloch Publishing & Printing Co, 1893.
First edition of this early collection of confectionery recipes published as a companion to the author's first book, Aunt Babette's Cook Book, the first American Jewish cookbook to become a best-seller in 1889. Also published by Bloch Publishing Company, the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States, Aunt Babette's Cook Book was perhaps so successful because of the extensive inclusion of non-Kosher recipes, reflecting the early assimilation tendencies of the 19th-century Reform Jewish movement. Small octavo, original cloth. In good condition.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 75073
"PLEASE MAY I COME IN? I AM BOOTS. I AM SON OF KILDONAN BROUGUE - CHAMPION RESERVE - V.H.C. - VERY FINE DOG": FIRST EDITION OF RUDYARD KIPLING'S THY SERVANT A DOG
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1930.
First edition of Kipling’s beloved children’s classic, as told by Boots the dog. Octavo, rebound in new boards with gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt, illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse, frontispiece. Near fine in a custom slipcase.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 123470
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1930.
First edition and signed limited edition of Cumming's cleverly titled untitled work. Quarto, original cloth stamped in silver, illustrated with 8 full-page drawings by the author. One of 491 copies signed by the author on the colophon, this is number 144. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Small bookplate designed by Rockwell Kent. One of the more elusive Cummings titles.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 136284
"Undoubtedly the most influential of all English language versions of the Bible": THE GREAT KING JAMES "SHE" BIBLE
[The King James “She” Bible]. The Holy Bible: Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations diligently compared and reuised by his Maiesties speciall Comandement. Appointed to be Read in Churches.
London: Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majestie, 1611.
Rare first edition, second issue of the King James Bible with the erroneous phrase found in the first issue “and he went into the citie” in Ruth 3:15 corrected to “…she went…” Folio, bound in full early calf with gilt ruling and stamping to the spine, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, lacking the title page to The Old Testament, The New Testament title page with elaborate historiated woodcut border dated 1611 with the words "Appointed to be read in churches" and "Cum priuilegio" at the foot, woodcut initials & headpieces, with the opening calendar printed in red…
Price: $95,000.00 Item Number: 139786
New York: Philomel, 1982.
First edition, early printing of this classic work, the artists' first solely authored and original picture book. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by Eric Carle opposite the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 137876
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968.
First edition of this classic work, the artists' first solely authored and original picture book. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication opposite the title page, "Christmas 1968 For the Zwicker Family with my very best wishes Eric Carle." Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. First editions are rare, especially signed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 137517
"one of the most precious jewels in the national heritage": Photograph of 10 Downing Street; Signed by six British prime ministers
Black and white photograph of the 10 Downing Street doorway, signed by six British prime ministers: Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches. A rare and desirable piece of history.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 65031
Rare Civil War era Confederate States of America Flag, in use between July 2 and November 28, 1861 commemorating the admittance of Tennessee and North Carolina into the Confederacy. Cotton, hand-sewn and double-sided. The entire piece measures 36 inches by 50.5 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 133072
New York: The Viking Press, 1941.
First edition of this powerful work by the author of The Native Son, featuring photographs by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange and Ben Shahn. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed Richard Wright on the front free endpaper. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Photo-direction by Edwin Rosskam. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 119447
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1965.
First edition of this classic collection of children's stories. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by David Pascal. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Guy Daniels. Jacket design by David Pascal.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 137531
Rare 17th century John Seller map of New England and New York, from Daniel Fenning's A New System of Geography
London: Seller, Price & Senex, 1703.
Rare 17th century John Seller map of New England and New York from Daniel Fenning's A New System of Geography. One page, with intricate topographical details and hand-colored borders, the map displays the eastern portion of New York and New England and includes Long Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Rhode Island. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 123177
New York : Random House, 1976.
First edition of this classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the "Valerie love Gore." The recipient, Valerie Gore was the author’s sister. Vidal’s father remarried in 1939 and had two children with his second wife; Valerie was born in 1946. The two remained close throughout the years. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 126331
New York : Random House, 1976.
First edition of this classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the "Kit love Gore." The recipient, Katherine “Kit” Vidal was Eugene Vidal’s second wife; he married her in 1939 when she was a 20 year old model with the Powers Agency, only six years older than Gore. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 131323
Rare 18th Century Catholic Antiphonal; containing the Festa Februarii, Festa Martii, and Festa Aprilis
Rare 18th Century Catholic antiphonal containing the Festa Februarii, Festa Martii, and Festa Aprilis. Quarto, bound in full leather, hand-written script of both music and lyrics in black and red, all edges red, ribbon bound in. In very good condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 123047
November 13, 1710.
Rare 18th century French Patent of Nobility for Cajetau-Louis-Antoine de Carrara. Folio, bound in full velvet, the patent is comprised of five vellum leaves, the first with calligraphy within an elaborate engraved border; the third leaf with a gilt-painted armorial miniature, all edges gilt, rope bound in. Dated November 13, 1710, the patent is signed by Marie Therese, J. G. Van de Veld, F. L. Gilbert, and J. DeWitte. In very good condition.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 133430
1910 Unique Study of the Engineering and Design of Coal Mines, 19 pp. Blue Prints, Five Original Photographs.
On 13 x 8.5 inch blueprint sheets, riveted together at top, 19 blue print sheets and 5 mounted and captioned photos. The sheets are surveys of different collieries and mines, with examples from existing places: Pittston, PA, Georges Creek, MA, long wall mining at the Eileen Mine in Grundy County, IL, conveyor arrangements at Vintondale, PA, longwall at Grande Combe, France, square work at Staffordshire, engineering innovations at Serampore Colliery in Bengal India, longwall at Northumberland, "new method" of longwall mining using a Mickley conveyor (which was first introduced in 1908), Pewabic Mine at Iron Mountain, MI, the Baltic Mine…
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 100759
Rare scrapbook from the collection of Marie Prince, documenting her tenure at The Westover preparatory school for girls in the early 1940s. Quarto, bound in three quarters morocco, the scrapbook contains several letters, notes, and large format photographs. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 116294
Rare 1950s-1970s Paperback Collection including Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Rudyard Kipling's Kim, Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, John Steinbeck's Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, and many others
BRONTE, Emily; Agatha Christie; Ernest Hemingway; Jack Kerouac; Rudyard Kipling; John Steinbeck et al.
New York: Avon, Bantam, Dell, et al, c. 1940-1960.
Large collection of first edition and early printings including a variety of classic literature and pulp fiction. Small octavos, 60 volumes, the collection includes Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Rudyard Kipling's Kim, John Milton's Paradise Lost, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, John Steinbeck's Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans and many others. In very good to fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 121681
Rare original photograph from the 1962 Nobel Prize Ceremony signed by Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins, Max Ferdinand Perutz, and John Kendrew
1962 Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Signed Photograph. [James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins Signed Photograph].
Original photograph from the 1962 Nobel Prize Ceremony signed by Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins (jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine) as well as Max Ferdinand Perutz and John Kendrew (jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry). Also captured in the photograph is John Steinbeck, who was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature. In fine condition.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 138937
Decca Records, .
Early Rolling Stones advertising card issued by Decca Records in promotion of the group's first two singles: "Come On" and "I Wanna Be Your Man." The front of the card features a photograph of all five original band members signed be each: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Billy Wyman. Additionally signed by Brian Jones' girlfriend at the time (and later, folk-rock star Donovan's wife), Linda Lawrence. The card measures 4 inches by 5 inches. Double matted and framed with both sides of the card visible. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 16 inches. In near…
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 143818
AXELROD, Julius; Adolf Butenandt; Gerald Edelman; Ernst Otto Fischer; Werner Forssmann; Alfred Hershey; Bernard Katz; Feodor Lynen; Rudolf Mössbauer; Severo Ochoa; Lars Onsager.
Einladung: Tagung der Preistrager fur Medizin, 1975.
Rare original program invitation from the 1975 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Program. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by 11 Nobel Laureates in Physics or Medicine, including: Julius Axelrod, Adolf Butenandt, Gerald Edelman, Ernst Otto Fischer, Werner Forssmann, Alfred Hershey, Bernard Katz, Feodor Lynen, Rudolf Mössbauer, Severo Ochoa, and Lars Onsager. In fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 115948
"FOR IN THE END, IS IT NOT FITTING THAT A BOOK ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD CLOSE BY STUDYING WHAT THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT ABOUT?" The 1979 Supplement to American Constitutional Law; inscribed by Laurence H. Tribe
Mineola, New York: The Foundation Press, Inc, 1979.
The 1979 supplement to Tribe's American Constitutional Law. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, Laurence Tribe 2/09." In near fine condition. Ownership name to the front panel.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 118015
Fine collection of autograph letters and cards signed by a number of prominent 19th and 20th century American clergymen including Henry Ward Beecher, Henry van Dyke, Charles Spurgeon, and Dwight L. Moody
Extensive collection of over forty cards and letters signed by a number of prominent 19th and 20th century American Clergymen including Henry Ward Beecher, Henry van Dyke, Charles Spurgeon, and Dwight L. Moody. The collection includes: an autograph letter dated January 25 1866 signed by Henry War Beecher; four typed letters and on autograph letter signed by Henry van Dyke between October and November 1912; a card signed by Dwight L. Moody; a card dated November 14 1887 signed by William Taylor; a card dated March 6 1874 signed by Charles H. Parkhurst; a card signed by Russell Conwell dated…
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 126098
Chicago: People's Publishing Co, [c. 1890].
19th century American map of the state of Florida. One page, the map shows a detailed view of the stated divided by county and includes an inset of the North-western portion of Florida. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 17.25 inches.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 139015
Elaborately bound 19th century Victorian era guest book. Large folio, elaborately bound in full morocco with gilt titles to the spine and front panel reading "Liber Salutatorum [Book of Salutations] London 1848," elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling and scrolling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition with every page left blank and with no inscriptions.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 139520