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First Edition of Hymns of the Ages: Second Series; from the library of Ulysses S. Grant
[GRANT, Ulysses S.].
Hymns of the Ages: Second Series. Being Selections From Wither, Crashaw, Southwell, Harington, and Other Sources.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865.
First edition of the second series of Hymns of the Ages, from the library of Ulysses S. Grant. Octavo, bound in full pebbled morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, tissue-guarded frontispiece. From the library of Ulysses S. Grant with a presentation bookplate to the pastedown which reads, “Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant, from the Citizens of Boston, January 1, 1866.” In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 138284
Rare glass bust of the 23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison Glass Bust.
Rare frosted glass bust of the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. Mounted on a hollow glass pedestal. In near fine condition. The bust measures 5.5 inches in height. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches in height.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 135664
"one of the most decorative maps of the Holy Land of the 17th century": Rare engraved hand-colored map of the Holy Land
Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina [Holy Land Map]
Amsterdam: Blaeu, W, 1634.
Copper engraved, hand-colored map of one of the most decorative maps of the Holy Land of the 17th century. One page with hand-colored borders, the map depicts the tribes of Israel and the route the Israelites took from Egypt through Sinai into Canaan. In the sea there are three sea monsters, one of which has targeted a fishing vessel. The title cartouche is guarded by two dogs, draped with fruit, and flanked by Moses inscribing the ten commandments and a Jewish high priest. In fine condition. Double matted and framed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 101741
"direct observational evidence of the validity of the Big Bang theory": rare silver gelatin galaxy spectra annotated by influential American astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble Annotated Virgo and Ursa Major Cluster Spectra.
Two rare silver gelatin galaxy spectra annotated by influential American astronomer Edwin Hubble, offering proof of Hubble's law and direct observational evidence of the validity of the Big Bang theory. Mounted on cardboard, one spectrum reveals the recessional velocity of the Virgo Cluster with Hubble's pencil annotations on the verso, "NGC 4473 Virgo Cluster Velocity = 2,000 kilometers per second." The second shows the recessional velocity of Ursa Major with Hubble's annotations, "Ursa Major Cluster velocity = 15,000 kilometers per second." In showing that the Ursa Major Galaxy Cluster (located at a distance of about 78 million light years away…
Price: $28,500.00 Item Number: 126281
First edition of Henry N. Hudson's A Chaplain's Campaign with Gen. Butler
A Chaplain’s Campaign with Gen. Butler.
New-York: Printed For The Author, 1865.
First edition of Henry Hudson's account of his imprisonment after publishing his hostile criticism of Butler's military policy in the New York Evening Post. Octavo, modern cloth. Hudson served during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865 as chaplain of the 1st New York Volunteer Engineers, as well as war correspondent for the New York Evening Post. In very good condition.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 139497
American Flag Flown on Howard Hughes' Record-Breaking 1938 Round-the-World Flight
Howard Hughes Flag Flown on His 1938 Round-the-World Flight.
Rare American flag carried on Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14 during his record-breaking round-the-world flight completed in July of 1938. The flag measures 12.5 inches by 8 inches and is encapsulated by a CAG. On July 14, 1938, Hughes set a record by completing a flight around the world in just 91 hours (three days, 19 hours, 17 minutes), beating the previous record of 186 hours (7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes) set in 1933 by Wiley Post in a single-engine Lockheed Vega by almost four days. In fine condition.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 138614
Fine porcelain bust of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Bust.
Fine porcelain bust of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. Parian porcelain mounted on a marble base. In fine condition. The bust measures 28.25 inches in height. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 123933
Scarce 1792 printing of An Act to extend the Time limited for settling the Accounts of the United States with the Individual States; signed by Thomas Jefferson
Second Congress of the United States: At the First Session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the twenty-fourth of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one. An Act to extend the Time limited for settling the Accounts of the United States with the Individual States.
Philadelphia: Childs & Swaine, 1792.
Scarce printing of an early United States law providing for the funding of the national debt, signed by Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State. Folio, one page. The document, which also carries the printed signatures of President George Washington, Vice President John Adams, and House Speaker Jonathan Trumbull, was approved January 23, 1792. Individual acts and bills of the first Congresses were routinely printed for public consumption. A provision was made, however, to print a few copies of each act for dissemination to the states, and to have each copy signed by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. One of the…
Price: $82,000.00 Item Number: 125388
First Editions of The Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
[JOHN F. KENNEDY],.
Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Washington, D.C: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979.
First edition of the official multi-volume record on the assassination of President Kennedy. Octavo, 12 volumes. In fine condition.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 133201
Exceedingly rare first British edition of this collection of speeches given at the February 1629 Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom Annual Banquet including Kipling's The Shipping Industry
Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom. Annual Banquet Speeches. Friday, February, 1925.
London: Witherby & Co., .
Exceedingly rare first British edition of this collection of speeches given at the February 1629 Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom Annual Banquet including Kipling's "The Shipping Industry". Octavo, original wrappers. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 121076
Rare First edition of the The Salvation Army British Exhibition Handbook; containing the first appearance of Rudyard Kipling's "Empire Building"
The Salvation Army British Exhibition Handbook.
New York: Harper & Brothers, .
First edition of The Salvation Army British Empire Exhibition Handbook compiled for the information of visitors at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924; containing the first appearance of Rudyard Kipling's "Empire Building". Quarto, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom chemise case. Rare.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 121047
The Autumn 1964 issue of Horizon; containing the first appearance of Kipling's India
Horizon: Kipling’s India.
New York: American Heritage Publishing Co. Inc., 1964.
First appearance of Kipling's India. Quarto, bound in full cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. The Autumn, 1964. Volume VI, Number 4 issue of Horizon. In near fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 126118
Rare Declaration of Independence Engraved Copper Plaque
[KOPPEL, Charles; John Trumbull].
Declaration of Independence Engraved Copper Plaque.
Rare mid-19th century engraved copper plaque replicating John Trumbull's celebrated oil painting, Declaration of Independence. Engraved "The Declaration of Independence. Congress 4th July 1776 Philadelphia." Housed in the original elaborately carved frame with the original paper label listing the sitters' names. In near fine condition.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 126940
"One of the best-written and convincing pieces in the Anti-Federalist canon": Rare First Edition of Observations Leading to a Fair Examination of the System of Government from the Federal Farmer to the Republican
[LEE, Richard Henry].
Observations Leading to a Fair Examination of the System of Government, Proposed by the Late Convention; and to Several Essential and Necessary Alterations in it. In a Number of Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican.
New York: 1787.
Rare first edition of the definitive and most important work in the Anti-Federalist canon; the antithesis of the The Federalist Papers. Octavo, bound in the original calf over original boards with six raised bands, edges speckled red. In very good condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $72,000.00 Item Number: 106800
David Livingstone: The Great Missionary Explorer; finely bound in full morocco
David Livingstone: The Great Missionary Explorer.
New York: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd, n.d. c. 1908.
Finely bound example of this anonymous work on the life of David Livingstone. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, frontispiece. In near fine condition. Bookplate. A fine example of early 20th century binding.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 124055
"captured the hopes and dreams of the people and acted as a blueprint for the liberation struggle and the future of the nation": Rare broadside of The Freedom Charter of South Africa; signed by by the five adoptive Chairmen
[LUTHULI, Albert; Leon Levy; Monty Naiker; Jimmy Laguma; Pieter Beyleveld.
The Freedom Charter of South Africa Signed Broadside.
Rare printed broadside of The Freedom Charter which Nelson Mandela stated "captured the hopes and dreams of the people and acted as a blueprint for the liberation struggle and the future of the nation"; signed by the five adoptive Chairmen. One page, typescript, the broadside is signed by Albert Luthuli (President of the African National Congress), Leon Levy (President of the South African Congress of Trades Unions), Dr. Monty Naiker (President of the National Indian Congress), Jimmy Laguma (President of the South African Coloured Peoples Congress), and Pieter Beyleveld (President of the South African Congress of Democrats). In near fine…
Price: $45,000.00 Item Number: 131339
Vol. 33 of The Idler containing the first appearance of Winifred Mayo's Prison Experiences of a Suffragette
The Idler: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Vol. 33. April 1908 to September 1908.
London: The Idler Magazine, 1908.
First edition of Vol. 33 of The Idler, containing the first appearance of Winifred Mayo's Prison Experiences of a Suffragette. Octavo, bound in three quarter morocco over pebbled boards, illustrated. A supporter of women's suffrage, Winifred Mayo joined the Kensington branch of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1907. Soon afterwards she was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment for taking part in a demonstration outside the House of Commons. In good condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 135904
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