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London: Printed For Joseph Booker, 1809.
Octavo, bound in full contemporary straight grain morocco by Charles Meyer of London for the Royal Family, gilt titles and Greek key ruling to they spine, elaborate gilt ruling and botanical scrolling to the front and rear panels, gilt central initial 'A' beneath a royal crown to the front panel (likely for Princess Amelia, the youngest daughter of George III), gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, yellow watered silk endleaves and doublures decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in. Charles Meyer was the bookbinder to George III and his family. With Meyer's bookseller's and binder's ticket which reads, "C.…
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 139576
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
First edition of Lindbergh's autobiography, which provides the account of the life of one of the century's greatest adventurers, the first man to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight. Octavo, half bound salmon paper covered boards, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece with tissue-guard, 51 black and white plates. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, with rare the original slipcase. Introduction by Myron T. Herrick.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 140384
Large format gelatin silver print photograph of Mahatma Gandhi spinning at Birla House in 1942. In the early 1920s, Gandhi expanded his nonviolent non-co-operation platform to include the swadeshi policy – the boycott of foreign-made goods, especially British goods. Linked to this was his advocacy that khadi (homespun cloth) be worn by all Indians instead of British-made textiles. Gandhi exhorted Indian men and women, rich or poor, to spend time each day spinning khadi in support of the independence movement. In good condition. Matted. The photograph measures 15 inches by 18.5 inches. The entire piece measures 19.5 by 23 inches.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 139253
Rare Early American Map of Wall Street; detailing lots owned by early new York City mayor and chief justice Abraham de Peyster
April 8, 1817.
Rare 1817 hand-colored copy of an original map of early 18th century Wall Street attached to a Deed of Partition between Col. Abraham de Peyster and Samuel Bayard dated January 3rd 1718, copied on April 8th 1817 by Stephen Ludlam, City Surveyor. One page, the hand-colored map details the intersection of Wall Street, Broad Street, and Kip Street (now Nassau Street) and includes the Presbyterian Church, the original City Hall, and 23 partitioned lots each labeled as owned by Abraham DePeyster or Samuel Bayard. Born in 1657 in New Amsterdam, wealthy merchant and ship owner Abraham de Peyster received numerous…
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 139509
“IT IS MY PLAN TO CREATE A CITY THAT IS DIRECT AND SIMPLE... TO LEAVE OUT ALL THAT IS UGLY, TO ELIMINATE THE UNNECESSARY, AND TO GIVE FLORIDA AND THE NATION A RESORT CITY AS PERFECT AS STUDY AND IDEALS CAN MAKE IT”: Signed limited EDITION OF FLORIDA ARCHITECTURE OF ADDISON MIZNER; one of 100 numbered copies signed by him
New York: William Helburn, Inc, 1928.
Signed limited edition of this scarce monograph on the works of Addison Mizner, with 185 striking large folio photogravures of Mizner’s iconic Florida buildings. Folio, original full red morocco richly decorated in gilt with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine and front panel, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 185 black and white photogravure plates. One of only 100 numbered copies signed by Addison Mizner, this is number 32. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 140393
Official engraving of the U.S. Supreme Court signed by all nine members of the Rehnquist Supreme Court including Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
REHNQUIST, William; David Souter; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Clarence Thomas; Harry A. Blackmun; Anthony Kennedy; John Paul Stevens; Sandra Day O'Connor; Antonin Scalia.
Official engraving of the U.S. Supreme Court signed by all nine members of the Rehnquist Supreme Court. One page, printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving, the card is signed by William H. Rehnquist, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas, Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony Kennedy, John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Antonin Scalia. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color photograph of the Rehnquist Supreme Court.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 138420
An Account of the Party and the People: Report of the C.C. C.P.S.U. to the 22nd Congress of the Party October 17, 1961.
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961.
First edition of the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's official report on the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Nikita Khrushchev on the title page. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 139342
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world": Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl; Finely Bound by the Harcourt Bindery
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1952.
First edition, early printing of “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war” (Eleanor Roosevelt). . Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 140409
Mount Vernon: July 28, 1785.
Rare autograph letter signed by George Washington to his land agent in Virginia, Battaile Muse. Quarto, three pages on a single folded leaf, the letter is addressed to Mr. Battaile Muse and reads in full, "Mount Vernon, July 28, 1785 Sir: A few days ago by a Mr. Hickman, who either is, or wants to be a tenant of mine in Frederick County. I sent you a Dozen Blank leases. The Tract on which he says he is fixed, is part of two lots which I purchased at the sale of Colo. George Mercer's Estate, in the year 1774: a…
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 139571
"the most successful political dynasty in American history": Rare color photograph signed by George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Jeb Bush
Large color photograph of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Jeb Bush, boldly signed by all three. In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 138247
"The time has come not to merely dream of a better future - but to realize it": Rare official printing of the Speech Given by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Signing Ceremony of the Peace Treaty Between Israel and Jordan; signed by him
Speech Given by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Signing Ceremony of the Peace Treaty Between Israel and Jordan.
October 26, 1994.
Rare two-page official printing of the speech given by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the signing ceremony of The Israel–Jordan Peace Treaty. Two pages on Rabin's Prime Minister's office letterhead, signed by Rabin, "Y. Rabin." In fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 134884
Rare diagram of key locations in the assassination of John F. Kennedy; drawn and signed by Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boom
Original bird's eye view diagram of Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas Texas with annotations detailing the assassination of John F. Kennedy by Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boone, the officer who recovered Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository after Kennedy's assassination. One page, the map shows key locations in the assassination including the "Grassy Knoll" and "School Book Depository," and traces the steps Boone took after shots rang out, with notes by Boone, He writes: "When shots were fired I ran from the front of the Sheriff's Office to the freight yard looking for…
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 139357
“For anyone who loves intensely lives not in himself but in the object of his love, and the further he can move out of himself into his love, the happier he is": Exceptionally Rare first edition in English of Erasmus' in Praise of Folly; elaborately bound in full crushed levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
In Praise of Folie: Moriae Encomium. A book made in latine by the great clerke Erasmus Roterodame. Enlightened by Sir Thomas Chaloner, knight. [In Praise of Folly].
London: Thomas Berthelet, 1549.
First edition in English of one of the most notable and popular works of the Renaissance which played an important role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation and swiftly brought its author international fame. First printing with 'latine' and the printer's initials 'TB.' to the title page. Octavo, bound in full crushed levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, wide woodcut border to the title page signed…
Price: $275,000.00 Item Number: 139476
“THE UNBELIEVABLE COINCIDENCES… JUST COULDN’T HAPPEN—AND YET THEY DID”: PORTRAIT OF THE ASSASSIN, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT FORD AND SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR JOHN R. STILES
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1965.
First edition of the first book about the Kennedy assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald to be authored by a member of the Warren Commission. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by both authors on the front free endpaper, "To Mort Ostrander, with warmest personal regards. Gerald R. Ford" and signed in the year of publication "Best from John R. Stiles 6/7/65." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carl Smith. Photograph on the front of jacket by James Murray.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 140459
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1995.
First edition of this "strong but not belligerent, adamant but measured work" (David Finkle). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Benjamin Netanyahu on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Ian Kaye. Author photograph by Yaacov Saar.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 140461
Washington: Privately Printed, 1907.
Rare first edition, one of only 40 copies printed of this classic work. The text of Education was not made commercially available until 1918, following the author's death, when it was published by Houghton Mifflin. In 1919 it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Modern Library named it as the best non-fiction book published in English since 1900. BAL 32; Reese Narratives of Personal Experience 2 ("certainly one of the great American biographies"). In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Price: $25,000.00 Item Number: 140067
A fine set of the works of Theodoretus; Each Beautifully Painted on the front and back of each panel
Paris: Sebastian and Gabriel Cramoisy, 1682-84.
A fine set of the works of Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrus, beautifully painted on each panel. Five volumes, bound in full 17th-century vellum, both covers on each volume fully painted with a scene from the life of Christ, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, brown and black morocco lettering pieces. The first four volumes were edited by J. Sirmond and were published in 1642. The fifth volume, not published until 1684, was completed by Sirmond's fellow Jesuit Garnier and contains an auctarium, comprising fragments of commentaries and sermons and some additional letters, together with Garnier's five learned but most…
Price: $27,500.00 Item Number: 140490
EACH OF BOB WOODWARD'S FOUR VOLUMES DOCUMENTING THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENCY, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO GENERAL COLIN POWELL
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002-2008.
First editions of each volume, inscribed by Woodward to Colin Powell. Octavo, 4 volumes, original boards, illustrated. Bush at War is inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Secretary Powell Very Respectfully Bob Woodward." Plan of Attack is signed by Bob Woodward on the front free endpaper. State of Denial is inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Colin Powell Best Wishes Bob." The War Within is inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Colin Powell Volume IV Warmest regards Bob Woodward." Each are near fine to fine in near fine dust jackets. From the library of Colin Powell.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 140438
"For General Colin Powell- with respect and admiration- always": Irving Stone's The Man; Warmly Inscribed by Him to Colin Powell
London: Cassell & Co, 1966.
First British edition, early printing of this novel which deals with America's first elected black president faces enormous pressures, including impeachment proceedings, soon after he takes his place in the oval office. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For General Colin Powell- with respect and admiration- always Irving Wallace April 23, 1989." The recipient, Colin Powell was a politician, statesman, diplomat, and United States Army officer who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American Secretary of State. He served as the…
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 140441
Rare Russian text signed by Soviet leader Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev. 12mo, original boards with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, ribbon bound in. Signed by Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev in Cyrillic on the title page. In fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase. Books signed by Brezhnev are rare.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 139530
The Economic Reports of the President: As Transmitted to the Congress January 1948, January 1947, July 1947.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1948.
First edition of this compilation of three of Truman's most memorable economic reports. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author opposite the title page, "Most sincerely Harry Truman." Introduction by President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is price-clipped and in very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box within a custom slipcase. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 139753
New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
First edition of Sorenson's thrilling memoir. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with photographs. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper and additionally inscribed by him in the year of publication, "For Ira, from his faithful friend Ted Sorenson May 08." The recipient, Ira Lipman was a well-known businessman and philanthropist. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Archie Ferguson. With a booklet and other materials from Sorenson's 2010 Memorial Service laid in.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 139345
"My dear Johnnie": Rare typed letter signed by Winston S. Churchill to his brother Major John Churchill; framed with an original duotone print of Yousuf Karsh's iconic portrait of Churchill “The Roaring Lion”
London: December 9, 1955.
Rare typed letter signed by Winston S. Churchill to his brother and only sibling, Major John Churchill, framed with an original duotone print of Yousuf Karsh's famed portrait of Churchill “The Roaring Lion” which, in May 1941, was featured on the cover of Life magazine and brought Karsh international fame. One page, on Churchill's 21 Hyde Park Gate, London letterhead, the letter is addressed to Major John Churchill and reads in full, "9" December, 1955. "My dear Johnnie," I am indeed obliged to you and Kitty for your birthday token and good wishes. The portraits are beautifully done and I…
Price: $18,000.00 Item Number: 139273
First Edition of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge; Signed by Him and In the rare original dust jacket
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929.
First edition of the 30th President of the United States' autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed "Cordially Calvin Coolidge." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket and signed.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 140491
"Then, perhaps it will be time to make another journey": First Edition of Winston Churchill's My African Journey; Finely Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908.
First edition of this early Churchill travelogue. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt, with three full-page maps and over 60 photographs. In fine condition. A sharp example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 140069
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing": Dollar Bill; Signed by the "Oracle of Omaha" Warren E. Buffett
One dollar bill from the United States of America from 2013, boldly signed "Warren E. Buffett." In fine condition. Matted and framed.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 140056
Vatican City: Typus Vaticanus, 1993.
First edition of this work commemorating Pope John Paul II's historic visit to the the Western World. Octavo, original gilt stamped white roan with Papal arms on upper cover, with three attached silk bookmarks, text in English, Spanish and some prayers in Latin. Signed by Pope John Paul on the title page of the Denver service. During his reign, Pope John Paul II ("The Pilgrim Pope") made 104 foreign trips, more than all previous popes combined. The 1993 World Youth Day was held on August 10-15, 1993 in Denver, Colorado. It was the first World Youth Day held in either…
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 140102
New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, 1905.
The complete works of Abraham Lincoln. Octavo, 12 volumes, bound in full morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, pictorial black morocco gilt inlays to front boards, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, photogravure frontispieces with lettered tissue guards, numerous captioned plates throughout. In near fine condition. Edited by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 140080
Color photograph of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, boldly signed by him. The photograph measures 5 inches by 3.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 140093
First Edition of the Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Commerce and Navigation; from the library of the 12th President of the United States Millard Fillmore; Signed Twice By Him
Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Commerce and Navigation of the United States for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1862.
Washington: Government Printing, 1864.
First edition of the Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, from the library of Millard Fillmore, signed twice by him, on the front pastedown, "Millard Fillmore April 10 1865", and on the title page, "Millard Fillmore April 10 1865"." Octavo, original cloth. When Fillmore served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, he was active in framing the protective Tariff of 1842 as chairman of Committee on Ways and Means. A protectionist tariff schedule, the Tariff of 1842 was repealed in 1846 and replaced by the Walker Tariff. In very good condition, rebacked. Housed in a…
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 140499
Stable Economy: A Treatise on the Management of Horses, in relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working; from the library of the 12th President of the United States Millard Fillmore; Signed Three Times by Him
Stable Economy: A Treatise on the Management of Horses, In Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working.
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1845.
First edition of Stewart's work on horses, from the library of Millard Fillmore, signed three times by him, on front pastedown (“Millard Fillmore Buffalo New York”), vertically on the front free endpaper (“Millard Fillmore Buffalo”), and at the head of the title page (“Millard Fillmore”). Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco slipcase.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 140086
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1865.
Finely bound example of John Stuart Mill's classic treatise. Octavo, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt rules to the front and rear panels, raised bands, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. In excellent condition, contemporary bookplate to the front pastedown.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 140085
“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance": First Edition of The Wright Brothers; Inscribed by Orville Wright to Sir Bennett Melvill Jones
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943.
First edition of this classic American biography authorized by Orville Wright and long considered the definitive Wright biography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Association copy, inscribed by Orville Wright in the year of publication on the half-title page, “To Professor Melvill Jones with my compliments and cordial regard. Orville Wright May 5, 1943.” The recipient, Sir Bennett Melvill Jones was Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Cambridge from 1919 to 1952. Melvill demonstrated the importance of streamlining in aircraft design, developing the ideas of Louis Charles Breguet into a refined theory…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 140081
First Edition of Michael Beschloss' Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986.
First edition of this work by the award-winning historian. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Jeanne Jones- with warm regards- Michael Beschloss June 1986." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Graef.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 140078
First Editions of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War; Finely Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.
London: Cassell & Co, 1948-54.
First editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes, bound in three quarters morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $3,600.00 Item Number: 140071
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1939.
First edition of this Churchill title, the last book he published before the outbreak of the Second World War. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 140070
First Edition of Martin Luther King's Strength to Love; Finely Bound in Full Morocco by the Harcourt Bindery
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
Early printing of Dr. King’s second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, “If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love.” Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
Price: $1,300.00 Item Number: 140407
Color photograph of His Holiness the Dalai Lama warmly shaking the hand of President Jimmy Carter in 2002, signed by both. The two leaders met in 2002 and later 2005 during the American Himalayan Foundation’s annual dinner at San Francisco. Carter publicly expressed admiration several times for the Dalai Lama’s advocacy of peace and compassion as the voice of Tibet in the midst of decades of conflict with China. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 137343
Exceptionally rare autograph album containing the autographs of 24 American Presidents in addition to numerous autographs of Cabinet Members, vice presidents and several rare carte-de-visites
WASHINGTON, George; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; Andrew Jackson; Martin Van Buren; William Henry Harrison; James Tyler; James H. Polk; James Buchanan; Zachary Taylor; Millard Fillmore; James Buchanan; Franklin Pierce; Abraham Lincoln; William Seward; Andrew Johnson; Ulysses S. Grant; James Garfield; Chester A. Arthur; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison; Grover Cleveland; William McKinley; Alexander Hamilton.
Rare late 19th century folio album containing an extensive collection of Presidential autographs, letters, carte-de-visites, and portraits in addition to those of each Cabinet. Folio, bound in three quarter morocco with five raised bands and gilt titles to the spine. The album contains: a clipped signature of President George Washington with a four-page letter of provenance dated July 13 1948, several portraits of him including two rare carte-de-visites as well as a carte-de-visite of Martha Washington; and autograph letter signed by John Adams as President to Benjamin Lincoln, Quincy, July 23, 1799; a clipped document signed by Thomas Jefferson as…
Price: $82,000.00 Item Number: 129509
"We had survived, and that was our only victory": Avanced Reading Copy of Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977.
Advanced reading copy of the first edition of this classic work which the Los Angeles Times Book Review called "heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging. It belongs to the literature of men at war." Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "May 2, 2005 For Bob Rockofield, One of my teachers, With all best wishes, Philip Caputo." In very good condition.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 140064
First Edition of Dreams From My Father; Warmly Inscribed by Barack Obama to Fellow Senator Aldo DeAngelis
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1995.
First edition of this memoir by the 44th President of the United States. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by Barack Obama on the half-title page, "To Sen. DeAngelis- All the best to you and your family! Warm Regards, Barack Obama." The recipient, Aldo DeAngelis was a fellow state senator and a friend of Barack Obama. Examples are usually encountered with just a signature, warm inscriptions are uncommon. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robin Schiff. Jacket art by Steven Dana. Author photograph by Warren Browne. A nice inscription.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 140051
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often": Winston Churchills Collected Works; 38 Volumes In Full Vellum In the Original Slipcases
London: Library of Imperial History In association With Charles Scribner's Sons and The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1973-76.
Centenary limited edition of Churchill’s complete Works, one of only 3000 sets produced, with the additional four volumes usually not present. Octavo, original full vellum, 38 volumes, stamped with the Churchill arms, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original dark green slipcases, also gilt-stamped with the Churchill coat of arms. In near fine to fine condition in the original slipcases. An exceptional set.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 140050
The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Translated into English by Andrew Motte. To which are added, the Laws of the Moon’s Motion, according to Gravity.
London: Benjamin Motte, 1729.
First edition in English of Isaac Newton’s magnum opus Principia which Einstein called, "perhaps the greatest intellectual stride that it has ever been granted to any man to make." Octavo, two volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles to the spine, engraved frontispiece after and by A. Motte in the first volume, section-title to Machin's Laws of Motion, 47 folding engraved plates, 2 folding letterpress tables, 3 engraved headpieces by Motte, numerous woodcut head and tailpieces, historiated and ornamental woodcut initials. Translated by Andrew Motte. In very good condition. An exceptional example of this cornerstone of scientific thought, most…
Price: $82,000.00 Item Number: 140042
"Regrets are illuminations come too late": First Edition of Joseph Campbell's Seminal Work; Finely Bound by The Harcourt Bindery
New York: Pantheon Books, 1949.
First edition of Joseph Campbell's magnum opus. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, illustrated with 22 textual drawings, 12 plates, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 140040
Los Angeles: Hohman Maybank Lieb, 1996.
Rare original shooting script of the Academy Award-winning film, starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tim Sizemore and Edward Burns. Quarto, original wrappers. Boldly signed by screenwriter Robert Rodat and Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon on the title page. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box depicting the silhouette of a soldier. Rare.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 140017
First Edition of Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos; Signed by Artemis Cooper
New York: John Murray, 2013.
First edition. Octavo, original boards, illustrated endpapers. Signed by Artemis Cooper on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ed Kluz.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 140032
Color photograph of Mother Teresa, boldly signed by her, "God bless you M. Teresa mc." In fine condition. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $5,200.00 Item Number: 140031
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
First edition, early printing of the second book of the author's epic trilogy on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed on a bookplate, "For Gail Mitchum Taylor Branch 2002." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jack Seow.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 140029
"A free mind and a free market are corollaries": First Edition of For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy Of Ayn Rand; Signed by Her
New York : Random House, 1961.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 140024
London: The Folio Society, 1970.
Finely bound edition of Machiavelli’s Prince, a seminal work in the foundation of modern political theory and a great classic of political science. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Asprey, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A nice presentation.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 140048
“The Statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy, but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Let us learn our lessons": Winston S. Churchill's Great Contemporaries
London: Odhams Press Limited, 1937.
Odhams Press edition of this classic work by Churchill in which he tries to learn from contemporaries and what makes them great. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, inscription to the front pastedown.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 140063
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed": First Edition of A History of the 90th Division in World War II; Signed by General Dwight Eisenhower
Baton Rouge, LA: Army & Navy Publishing Company , 1946.
First edition of this work on the 90th division in World II. Quarto, original leatherette boards, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by General Dwight Eisenhower on the title page, "To Skippe Sheppard Best wishes from Dwight D. Eisenhower." The recipient, Captain Harlo John Sheppard was in the 712th Tank Division, with his name and notes throughout. In very good condition. Rare and desirable signed by Eisenhower, this is the first example we have seen.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 140008
London: Wm. S. Orr and Co, 1839.
First edition of Wordsworth's classic history of Greece. Octavo, bound in full pebbled morocco elaborately decorated in gilt, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, ribbon bound in, engraved frontispiece, additional engraved vignette title, 26 engraved plates and numerous illustrations. In good condition.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 138649
First edition of Sir Walter Scott's The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French Revolution
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827.
First edition of Sir Walter Scott's Life of Napoleon. Royal octavo, three volumes bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of Napoleon. In very good condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 139524
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1956.
First edition of Colonel H.R.P. Dickson's classic work on the people and history of Kuwait. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs, maps, tables. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket, which is price-clipped.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 140006
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jack design by Phil Grushkin. Jacket photograph by Hank Walker. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 139504
New York City: The American News Company, 1879.
First edition of Young's illustrated narrative of Grant's international travel. Quartos, two volumes bound in three quarters morocco over pebbled leatherette boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of Grant, illustrated with engravings both full page and within the text. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 139579
“THE MOST WIDELY READ OF ALL AMERICAN AUTOBIOGRAPHIES": TRUE FIRST EDITION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Mémoires de la Vie Privée de Benjamin Franklin, Écrits Par Lui-Même, et Adressés à Son Fils, Suivis d’un Précis Historique de Sa Vie Politique, et de Plusieurs Pièces, Relatives à Ce Père de la Liberté. [Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin].
Paris: Chez Buisson, Libraire, 1791.
True first edition of the first part of Franklin’s famed autobiography which preceded the first English edition by two years. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with a morocco spine label lettered in gilt, elaborate period gilt tooling to the spine, ribbon bound in. In very good condition. A nice example.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 139755
First edition of James Ford Rhodes' The McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations 1897-1909; finely bound in full morocco by Zaehnsdorf
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922.
First edition of Rhodes' authoritative work on the McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt titles and ruling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated. In fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 139557