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"First in War, first in Peace, and first in the Hearts of His Countrymen": Exceedingly Rare First Appearance in Print of Washington's Funeral Oration
A Funeral Oration in Honor of the Memory of George Washington. Late General of the Armies of the United States.
Philadelphia: Hall & Sellers, January 15, 1800.
Exceedingly rare first appearance in print of Washington's Funeral Oration, featured on the front page of the Wednesday, January 15 1800 issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette. Folio, four pages, the headline reads, "A Funeral Oration in Honor of the Memory of George Washington. Late General of the Armies of the United States. Prepared and Delivered at the Request of Congress, at the German Lutheran Church, on Thursday, the 26th of December, By Major-General Henry Lee, One of the Representatives from the State of Virginia." Washington's eulogy was delivered by Major-General Henry Lee to both Houses of Congress and a crowd…
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 126803
Original swatch from Martha Washington's white silk wedding dress, given by her as a gift to Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and handed down through generations of the Hamilton family
Original swatch from Martha Washington's white silk wedding dress, given by her as a gift to Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth, and handed down through generations of the Hamilton family. The silk swatch measures roughly 2.75 inches by 2 inches, mounted on a stiff paper card inscribed in pencil on the verso, "A bit of Martha Washington's wedding dress Wh. was Mrs. Alex Hamilton's" in the hand of Hamilton's granddaughter-in-law, Mrs. Allan McLane Hamilton, and from her collection. Hamilton’s grandson, Allan McLane Hamilton was a prominent psychiatrist and founded the New York Psychiatric Society. In 1910, he published The Intimate Life…
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 134228
Cambridge: John Bartlett, 1852.
First edition of Pringle's pro-slavery tract. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front panel, "Mr. Norton With respects of the Author." In near fine condition. Scarce signed.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 109012
The Christian Pattern, or the Imitation of Jesus Christ, being an abridgement of the works of Thomas a Kempis. By a Female Hand.
Germantown: reprinted by Christopher Sowr, 1749.
First American edition of The Imitation of Christ and the first printing of any work by a Kempis in America and one of the earliest works of Catholic Americana. In very good condition with some browning to the text and rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 112577
"Without the Way, there is no going, Without the Truth, there is no knowing, Without the Life, there is no living" First illustrated Latin edition of the most influential devotional work of the later Middle Ages: Thomas à Kempis' Imitatio Christi
Strasbourg: Johannes Gerson, 1489.
First illustrated Latin edition of the most influential devotional work of the later Middle Ages. Chancery octavo, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, woodcut engraving of Christ with a suppliant at this feet, decorated illuminated initials. In near fine condition with light toning to the text. An exceptional example of this rarity.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 119380
Philadelphia: The Philadelphia National Bank, 1903.
First edition of The Philadelphia National Bank: A Century's Record 1803-1903. Quarto, original boards with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $30.00 Item Number: 124019
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott's landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display "the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. Inscribed by the photographer in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Susan Sherman With most cordial regards Berenice Abbott April 4, 1939." Some rubbing to the corners of the cloth, an excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Scarce and desirable, especially signed and inscribed…
Price: $7,000.00 Item Number: 57048
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott's landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display "the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 79465
Complete first edition set of John Abbott's The History of the Civil War in America; from the library of Wisconsin politician John Fox Potter
The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion. of the Various Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of the Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and the Cabin.
Springfield, Mass.: Published by Gurdon Bill, 1863-1866.
First editions of both volumes in Abbott's history of the American Civil War. Octavo, two volumes, original publisher's deluxe full morocco with gilt titles to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of battle scenes from original designs by Darley, and other eminent artists, and portraits of distinguished men including tissue-guarded frontispieces of Lincoln and Grant. From the library of Wisconsin Congressman John F. Potter with his gift inscription to vol. I and ownership name to vol. II. Nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and judge John Fox Potter was elected to the United States…
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 133065
"History will treat me right": First Edition of Ralph David Abernathy's And the Walls Came Tumbling Down; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.
First edition of this work which "brings alive the history of the civil rights era. . . . Abernathy’s storytelling is gripping” (New York Times). Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, "God Bless You Ralph David Abernanthy10-16-89." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by One Plus One Studio.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 117368
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
First edition of this "striking manifesto, a stirring indictment and a straightforward road map to victory" (New York Times). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Stacy Abrams on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design Christopher Sergio.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 134697
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
First edition of this work by the award-winning novelist. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Stephen Chinua Achebe." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen M. Lynch.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 131982
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918.
First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, with the date of 1918 to the title page. Octavo, original cloth, gilt topstain. In near fine condition. First printings are scarce, especially in this condition.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 119824
Washington, D.C.: Privately Printed at the Press of J. H. Furst Co. Baltimore, 1910.
First edition of Adams' classic treatise on education. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Henry Adams at the conclusion of the introduction. From the library of Charles H. Rammelkamp, Jr. with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Charles H. Rammelkamp, Jr. was an American scientist and physician. He discovered that streptococcus can cause rheumatic fever and nephritic syndrome, for which, he received the Lasker Award. He was a longtime professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In near fine condition. Bookplate. A nice example with noted provenance.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 131944
"The longest letter signed and entirely in the hand of John Adams obtainable": Exceptionally rare 16-page autograph letter signed by Founding Father John Adams defending the ultimate necessity of American sovereignty
Exceptionally rare 16-page autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Founding Father John Adams defending the ultimate necessity of American sovereignty and its precedence over international alliances. Sixteen pages, entirely in the hand of John Adams and written on both the recto and verso of each page, the letter is dated January 9, 1809 and addressed to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Joseph Bradley Varnum. Although France and America shared a strong alliance which proved crucial to winning the Revolutionary War, at the onset of the French Revolution in 1789, Washington's fear that American involvement would…
Price: $125,000.00 Item Number: 121560
The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse Delivered at the Request of the New York Historical Society, in the City of New York, on Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1789.
New York: Published by Samuel Colman, 1839.
First edition of John Quincy Adams' powerful speech—“one of Adams' best”—delivered at the request of the New York Historical Society on the 50th Anniversary of Washington’s Inauguration. Octavo, original wrappers, frontispiece and half-title. In very good condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 126793
London: Longman Group Ltd, 1975.
First edition of Michael Adams and Christopher Mayhew's thesis on the Arab-Israeli struggle in the Middle East. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Ownership name.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119637
New York : The Macmillan Company, 1917.
First edition, second printing of Addams' work exploring the influence of memory on women's experience of life at Hull House. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With all good wishes from the author Jane Addams Hull-House Chicago." In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 96140
Chicago: Hull House, 1929.
Rare original letter signed and entirely in the hand of Jane Addams, presented with an original photograph also signed by her. On Hull House letterhead, the letter reads, "My dear Mr. Miller, I am very glad to send you one of my books... Faithfully yours Jane Addams May 2d 1929." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 12.5 inches.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 110808
First edition of Ronnie and Nancy: A Very Special Love Story; signed by both Ronald and Nancy Reagan
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1985.
First edition of Adler's account of one of America's great romances, inscribed by Ronald Reagan as President and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Octavo, original half-cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ronald and signed by Nancy Reagan on the half-title page, "To Preston Long - with our appreciation and warmest friendship. Nancy & Ronald Reagan Jan. 27 1986." The recipient, Preston H. Long, was a supporter of Reagan and was appointed by Reagan as a Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission in July of the year the present volume was inscribed. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design…
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 114871
Philadelphia: Lip, 1878-83.
Rare first edition of this landmark work on surgery. Quarto, 3 volumes, bound in original full leather, morocco spine labels, gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition. First editions are scarce.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 125785
"All, however, shared a common pattern: an eerily similar cycle from greed to fear": First Edition of Liaquat Ahamad's Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke The World; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Penguin Press, 2009.
First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For William 'All, however, shared a common pattern: an eerily similar cycle from greed to fear.' Best Liaquat Ahamed New York, Sept 2015." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 120455
Rare first edition pamphlet of The Impact of War on Iraq; signed by Nobel Peace Prize-winning politician Martti Ahtisaari
The Impact of War on Iraq: Report to the Secretary-General on Humanitarian Needs in Iraq in the Immediate Post-Crisis Environment by a Mission to the Area Led by Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Management, Dated 20 March 1991.
Westfield, New Jersey: Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, 1991.
First edition of Pamphlet #7 of the Open Magazine Pamphlet Series; inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning Finnish leader Martti Ahtisaari. Tall octavo, original wrapper, inscribed by Ahtisaari on the title page, "To John, Martti Ahtisaari." In fine condition.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 117046
"To forgive and forget is easier than to remember": First edition of Reuben Ainsztein's Jewish Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe
Jewish Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe: with a Historical Survey of the Jew as Fighter and Soldier in the Diaspora.
London: Paul Elek, 1974.
First edition of Ainsztein's survey of the Jewish military from the destruction of the Jewish state by Rome to 1939. Thick octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Sally Soames who is proud of being a Jewess Reuben Ainsztein London 21 July 1977." The recipient, British photojournalist Sally Soames, worked for The Sunday Times from 1968 until 2000 and was highly regarded for her exclusively black and white portraits of many of the most prominent figures of the 20th century including Menachem Begin, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery, Rudolf Nureyev, Alec Guinness…
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 123442
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.
First edition of "this tour de force" (Alan Blinder). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Robert J. Shiller on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Edward Koren. Jacket illustration by Jason Alejandro.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 70027
First Edition of Horace M. Albright's The Birth of the National Park Service; lengthily inscribed by him
Salt Lake City and Chicago: Howe Brothers, 1985.
First edition of American conservationist Horace M. Albright's account of the founding years of the National Park Service. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Marian D. Heiskell, whose knowledge and wisdom and her always attractive presence contributed so much to the strength and influence of the advisory Board and Council of the National Park Service. And with my admiration and fond regards. Horace M. Albright." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph of the Lower Falls of Yellowstone by Mike McClure.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 109528
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890.
Later printing of this compilation of four sketches based on letters Louisa May Alcott sent home during the six weeks she spent as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War in Georgetown. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In fine condition.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 132793
Rare First Edition of H. Graham Aldous' The Beer Duty; Containing analyses and discussions on the taxation of beer
London: Privately Printed, c. 1901.
First edition of this collection of discussions and charts analyzing the effects of taxation on the beer trade in early 20th century England, in the midst of the Temperance Movement. Octavo, original leatherette covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, all edges marbled, illustrated with charts, tables and graphs including a diagram showing the upward or downward movement of Trade, Drink and Crime. Appendix. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 100125
Iconic photograph on canvas of Buzz Aldrin standing next to the United States flag planted atop the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission. Boldly signed "Buzz Aldrin Apollo XI" The entire piece measures 24 inches by 20 inches, stretched against a wood backing. In fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 130943
First Edition of Buzz Aldrin's No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon; Signed by Him
Washington, D.C: National Geographic, 2016.
First edition of this work which "recounts life lessons learned from his historic Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969 and beyond” (Kirkus Reviews.) Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover design by Jonathan Halling. Cover illustration by Jamie Noguchi. Written with Ken Abraham.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 136203
"To Dolores YOU and BOB are such admirable role models": First Edition of The Return; Inscribed by Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Bob and Dolores Hope
New York: Forge/ Tom Doherty Associates, 2000.
First edition of Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s compelling work of fiction. Octavo, original glossy boards. Association copy, inscribed Buzz Aldrin to Bob and Dolores Hope on the title page, "To Dolores You and Bob are such admirable role models Buzz Aldrin." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 117397
New York: Random House, 2016.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by the author in the year of publication on the title page, "Svetlana Alexievich 12.VI.016." Translated by Bela Shayevich. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anna Bauer Carr. Uncommon signed.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 135397
Basel: Eusebius Episcopius , 1572.
First edition of Alhazen's fundamental work on optics and vision, which influenced Galileo and Kepler and paved the way for the modern science of physical optics. Folio, bound in full contemporary Basel vellum with central arabesques blind-stamped to the front and rear panels, titles stamped in black and five raised bands to the spine, woodcut printer's device to the title page, woodcut initials, diagrams and full page illustration to the verso of the title page. Translated from Arabic into Latin by Gerard of Cremona. In very good condition. From the library of American physician Chester Tilton Stone with his bookplate…
Price: $142,000.00 Item Number: 90395
Chicago: Muhammad Islamic Foundation, 1982.
First edition of this prayer book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Muhammad Ali on the front free endpaper, "To Marc from Muhammad Ali 9-25-86." In fine condition.
Price: $900.00 Item Number: 123489
First Edition of Muhammad Ali: A Thirty-Year Journey; Signed by Ali and Photographer Howard L. Bingham
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.
First edition of this photographic record of Muhammad Ali's career. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with numerous photographs by Howard L. Bingham of or concerning Muhammad Ali. Boldly signed by Muhammad Ali and photographer Howard L. Bingham on the title page. Introductions by Muhammad and Lonni Ali, Bill & Camille Cosby, Jim Murray, Gordon Parks, George Plimpton, Alvin F. Poussaint, Budd Schulberg, Ralph Wiley, and A.S. "Doc" Young. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Barry Littman.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 133277
First Edition of Maurice Allais' Magnum Opus Economie & Interet; Inscribed by Him; From the Library of Kenneth Arrow
Paris: Imprimerie National, 1947.
First edition of Allais' groundbreaking work. Octavo, 2 volumes, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by Maurice Allais on the title page of volume one. From the library of fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow, with his name in each volume. In near fine condition with light shelfwear, minor mending to the first few pages of volume one. A nice association linking these two Nobel Prize winning-economists and giants of twentieth century economics.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 16078
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1935.
First edition of Allen's classic account of the financial history leading up to the Great Crash. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Illustrated from 16 photographs on 8 plates. Scarce in the original jacket.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 84532
First edition of Stewart Alsop's The Center: People and Power in Political Washington; inscribed by him to fellow journalist William Safire
New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of American journalist Stewart Alsop's vivid portrait of political Washington. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dear Helene - Bill tells me you even got through the Supreme Court... which is more than I could ever do Best, Stew Alsop." The recipient, William Safire, was an important American author, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon’s campaign in the 1960 Presidential race, and again in 1968. Following Nixon’s 1968 victory, Safire served as a presidential speechwriter for both Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew. He was a…
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 135146
“The Body of Benjamin FRANKLIN Printer, Like the Covering of an Old Book Its contents torn out and stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies Here, Food for Worms": Scarce first edition of Nathaniel Ames' 1771 Almanack, containing the first known printing of Benjamin Franklin's famous epitaph
Boston: Printed and Sold by the Printers and Booksellers, .
First edition of Nathaniel Ames' 1771 Almanack, containing the first known printing of "the most famous of American epitaphs" (Mark Van Doren). 12mo, original wrappers stitched as issued. In very good condition. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase. An exceptional example of this scarce early almanac.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 125283
London: Jonathan Cape, 1965.
First edition of Amis' critical analysis of the James Bond novels. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jan Pienkowski based on the famous trompe l'oeil paintings by Richard Chopping reproduced on the jackets of the James Bond books.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 129430
“Adventure is just bad planning": Rare Signed Photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen, the first explorer to reach both the North and South Poles
Sepia tone photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen in arctic gear. Boldly signed by Roald Amundsen on the lower right corner. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches by 10 inches. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Photographs signed by Amundsen are rare.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 64007
New York: Lee Keedick, 1913.
First editions of Amundsen's memoir of the race to the South Pole. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures. In very good condition, bookplates.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 64022
THE FIRST TO REACH THE SOUTH POLE: Rare First Edition of Roald Amundsen's The South Pole; Volume One Inscribed by Him
New York: Lee Keedick, 1913.
First editions of Amundsen's memoir of the race to the South Pole. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures. Inscribed by the author in volume one on the front free endpaper, "Mr. & Mrs. Edwin O. Colter, with kindest regards. New York April 24th, 1918. Roald Amundsen." Both volumes are in near fine condition. Books signed and inscribed by Amundsen are rare.
Price: $5,800.00 Item Number: 65075
Paris: A. Michel, 1955.
First edition of this work on the Nobel laureate. Quarto, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Schweitzer on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. Jean Marie Dubernard upon leaving Lambaréné with my good thoughts, Albert Schweitzer Lambaréné, 18 March 1957." Photographs by Erica Anderson. Text by Eugene Exman. Preface by Daniel Halevy. In near fine condition. Books signed by Schweitzer are rare.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 120738
Life-size sculpture of the head of George Washington, after the famed Houdon bust of George Washington of 1785. Plaster, the piece measures 11.5 inches by 9 inches and is attributed to American portraitist Ronald Lee Anderson who likely sculpted the work as an exercise as a college student. French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon was revered for his life-like portrayals of numerous notable eighteenth-century philosophers, inventors, and political figures including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Napoléon Bonaparte, and George Washington. In 1784, the Virginia General Assembly commissioned a statue of George Washington "to be of the finest marble and the…
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 121908
Rare First Edition of The Brother Andrews' A Daring Voyage, across the Atlantic Ocean; From the library of Adventurer Steve Fossett
New York: E.P. Dutton and Co, 1830.
First edition of this work regarding the crossing of the Atlantic, which the Andrews brothers sailed from Boston to England and then to France in a 20 foot Gloucester dory. Octavo, original gilt decorated cloth, with 12 illustrations. With Introduction and Notes by Dr. Macaulay. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front free endpaper. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and…
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 112432
First Edition of Kofi Annan's We The Peoples: A UN for the 21st Century; Inscribed by Him to John Whitehead
Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014.
First edition of this work, in which Annan writes about the lessons of history he learned during his service as Secretary-General. Octavo, original boards. Edited by Edward Mortimer. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to John Whitehead and his wife, "To John and Cynthia With friendship and much affection Kofi Annan 27-10-14." John Whitehead was a banker and civil servant, and a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and, until his resignation in May 2006, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. In April 1985, Whitehead was asked to become Deputy Secretary of State,…
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 59016
Afro American History: The Modern Era. A Pioneering Chronicle of the Black People in Twentieth-Century America.
New York: The Citadel Press, 1971.
First edition of the prolific American Marxist historian's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Jan 1972 For Mrs. Janette Harris - with warmest regards & best wishes, Herbert Aptheker." The recipient, Janette Harris was a fellow social rights activist who was expelled from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she and five other students were arrested for attempting to desegregate an all-White lunch counter. She went on to serve as a campaign manager for the Carter-Mondale reelection campaign, research associate for the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life…
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 134261
Summa Theologica Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, Divinae Voluntatis Interpretis: Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum.
Parisiis: Sumptibus Maturini Henault, 1638.
Early printing of Aquinas' seminal work. Folio, bound in full contemporary leather with a red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, woodcut engraving of Aquinas in prayer to the title page. In very good condition with tape repairs to the title page.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 90390
New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
First edition of this classic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ben Feder, Inc. Photograph of Arendt by Alfred Bernheim.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 135239
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit": The Works of Aristotle in Four Parts
The Works of Aristotle in Four Parts: Containing: His Complete Master Piece; His Experienced Midwife; His Book of Problems; His Last Legacy.
London: Printed for, and Sold by all Booksellers, 1777.
Finely bound edition of the works of Aristotle. Octavo, bound in half leather, marbled endpapers, frontispiece of Aristotle. In very good condition. A very sharp example of this important work.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 122932
“THE FATHER OF MODERN DEMOCRACY”: First edition in English of Aristotle's Masterpiece Politiques, or Discourses of Government
London: Adam Islip, 1598.
Rare first edition in English of one of the world’s most important and influential political texts, “the most valuable work on that branch of philosophy that has descended to us from antiquity.” Small folio, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. In near fine condition, bookplate, small name to the title page, small paper repair to the first few pages. First editions are exceptionally rare.
Price: $30,000.00 Item Number: 138658
Rare early 16th century Venetian printing of ARISTOTLE'S INFLUENTIAL WORK ON ZOOLOGY: THE HISTORY OF ANIMALS
Venetiis: Octaviani Scoticiuis, 1525.
Rare early 16th century Venetian printing of Aristotle's pioneering work on zoology which had a powerful influence on zoology for over two thousand years. Folio, bound in full vellum, illustrated with woodcut initials. In very good condition. Deaccessioned from the Harvard College Library with their stamps and bookplate.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 133419
“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human": Exceptionally Rare First Edition in English of Aristotle's A Treatise on Government
London: T. Payne, 1776.
First edition in English of this important work on government by Aristotle. Quarto, bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards. In very good condition with light toning to the text and wear. Bookseller plate of George Gregory, Bath, Sept. 22, 1936 on the front pastedown. Translated by William Ellis. First editions are rare, with the last example appearing at auction in 1914.
Price: $16,000.00 Item Number: 81182
The Works of Aristotle, The Famous Philosopher In Four Parts Containing His Complete Masterpiece: Displaying the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man.
New England: Printed for the Proprietor, 1813.
New edition of this early New England printing of the works of Aristotle. Octavo, bound in full period calf, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, illustrated with four woodcut engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 133429
Tolosae [Toulouse]: Apud Dominicum & Petrum Bosc, 1619.
First Scaliger edition of Aristotle’s pioneering work on zoology which had a powerful influence on zoology for over two thousand years. Folio, bound in full contemporary vellum-covered boards, engraved vignette title page, in-text woodcut illustrations, and numerous woodcut initials throughout. Julius Caesar Scaliger was an Italian scholar and physician, who spent a major part of his career in France. He employed the techniques and discoveries of Renaissance humanism to defend Aristotelianism against the New Learning. In spite of his contentious disposition, his contemporary reputation was high. Jacques Auguste de Thou claimed that none of the ancients could be placed above him…
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 133054
Rare 16th century French printing of Aristotle's influential work of zoology: The History of Animals
Aristotelis De Historia Animalium Libri. IX. [Bound with] De Partibus Animalium, & Earu Causis, Libri IIII; De Generatione Animalium Libri V; Hoc Volumine Continentur.
Parisiis: Ex officina Prigentii Caluarini ad Geminas Cyppas in Clauso Brunello, 1542.
Rare 16th century French printing of Aristotle's pioneering work on zoology which had a powerful influence on zoology for over two thousand years. Octavo, bound in full polished calf, engraved title pages. Rebacked. In very good condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 133014