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Richard P. Feynman's National Medal of Science; bestowed upon him by President Jimmy Carter in 1979
[FEYNMAN, Richard P.].
Richard P. Feynman’s National Medal of Science.
Danbury, Connecticut: Medallic Art Co., .
Richard P. Feynman's National Medal of Science, bestowed upon him by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. Bronze, the medal depicts a man in contemplation writing a formula in the sand on the obverse, and reads on the reverse: "Awarded by the President of the United States of America to Richard Phillips Feynman 1979." Established in 1959, he National Medal of Science is is an honor bestowed annually by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the following six fields: behavioral and social sciences, biology,…
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 125834
"No other Prime Minister would ever for me be able to hold the place of my first prime minister": Exceptionally Rare Document Signed by both Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill
QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND WINSTON CHURCHILL,.
Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill Signed Document.
An extremely rare document signed by both Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II. Churchill writes to the Queen from Downing Street, December 28th 1954, in full, "Sir Winston Churchill, with his humble duty to The Queen, has the honour to recommend that William Rankine Milligan, Esqure, Q.C., be sworn of Your Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council on his appointment as Lord Advocate." Boldly signed by Churchill, and countersigned by the Queen at the top, "Appd, E.R." Matted and framed with a photograph of the Queen and Churchill. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 13 inches. Rare signed by both…
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 132450
"The first book printed in the Confederacy": Exceptionally rare first edition of The Narrative of Colonel David Fanning
The Narrative of Colonel David Fanning: (A Tory in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain): Giving an Account of His Adventures in North Carolina, From 1775 to 1783 as Written by Himself, with an Introduction and Explanatory Notes.
Richmond, VA: Printed for Private Distribution Only, 1861.
First edition of the first book printed in the Confederacy. Quarto, original stiff paper wrappers, one of approximately 50 copies issued on regular paper. Ten being issued on thick paper, and twenty copies destroyed in a fire. In very good condition, reinforcement to the hinges. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. Howes F26. Sabin 23778. Exceptionally rare.
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 125637
Rare mountaineering ice axe signed by Tenzig Norgay and twice by Edmund Hillary; with a rare hillary expedition bag used in the history-making climb
HILLARY, Edmund Percival and Tenzig Norgay.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Signed Ice Axe and Expedition Bag.
Rare original cotton equipment bag used in the 1953 Everest expedition, inscribed "Hillary Expedition." The expedition bag measures 34 inches by 16 inches. Accompanied by an ice axe boldly signed by twice by Edmund Hillary and his mountaineering partner Tenzig Norgay, the first two people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Circa 1955. Wood and steel shaft measures 35 inches; steel blade measures 12 inches. Signed by Hillary twice (in black and silver ink). A unique collection of mountaineering history, signed by the two individuals that made history reaching the summit of Mount Everest.
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 131524
“Give me liberty, or give me death": Scarce 1776 separate edition of the Large Additions to Common Sense
Large Additions to Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America.
Philadelphia: Printed and sold, by R. Bell in Third-Street, 1776.
Scarce 1776 separate edition of the Large Additions to Common Sense. The title reads in full: Large Additions To Common Sense: Addressed To The Inhabitants Of America On The Following Interesting Subjects. I. The American Patriot’s Prayer. II. American Independancy, defended by Candidus. III. The Propriety of Independancy, by Demophilus The dread of Tyrants, and the sole resource Of those that under grim Oppression groan. Thomson. IV. A Review of the American Contest with some Strictures on the King’s Speech. Addressed to All Parents in the Thirteen United Colonies by a Friend To Posterity And Mankind. V. Letter to Lord…
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 106523
"One of the most fascinating regiments in American military history": Rough Rider Sergeant Craig W. Wadsworth's personal collection of of Rough Riders books, letters and photographs; with a first edition of The Rough Riders and typed letter signed by President Theodore Roosevelt
ROOSEVELT, Theodore and Craig W. Wadsworth.
Theodore Roosevelt and Craig W. Wadsworth Rough Riders Collection.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899.
Craig Wharton Wadsworth's personal collection of books, letters and photographs from his time as a Sergeant in Roosevelt's Rough Riders cavalry. The collection includes a first edition of Roosevelt's best-selling work, The Rough Riders (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899) signed by Roosevelt, "Theodore Roosevelt" and Wadsworth, "Craig W. Wadsworth Sergeant-Troop K"; Wadsworth's 14-leaf photograph album bound in full pebbled leather with gilt titles to the front panel which read: "First United States Volunteer Cavalry (Roosevelt Rough Riders) 1898" containing 24 original photographs of the cavalrymen on their expedition to Daiquiri with annotations in Wadsworth's hand and a lengthy introduction…
Price: $50,000.00 Item Number: 123510
First Edition of Capitalism and Freedom; Inscribed by Milton Friedman to Fellow Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Merton Miller
FRIEDMAN, Milton; With the Assistance of Rose Friedman.
Capitalism And Freedom.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.
First edition of Friedman's magnum opus. Octavo, original blue cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to colleague and friend, "For Merton Miller with many thanks for his assistance Milton Friedman." Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association, linking these two Nobel Prize-winning economists and giants in the field, as Friedman revolutionized economic theory with his free-market, free-from-government principles and Miller changing the way markets assess a company's value.
Price: $48,000.00 Item Number: 87436
"The Bible Of Investing"; Rare First Edition Of Graham and Dodds Security Analysis; Warmly Inscribed by David L. Dodd
GRAHAM, Benjamin & David L. Dodd.
Security Analysis: Principles and Technique.
New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw Hill, 1934.
First edition of Graham and Dodd's seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. Octavo, original black cloth. Warmly inscribed by David Dodd on the front free endpaper. In fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Examples of the first edition are known to exist both in black cloth binding, with “Whittlesey House-McGraw Hill” in gilt at the foot of the spine (which this example is) and in red cloth binding, with “McGraw-Hill Book Company” in gilt at the foot of the spine. No priority of issue has been established, both are rare and desirable. Housed in a custom half morocco…
Price: $48,000.00 Item Number: 7210
Exceedingly rare new and revised edition of M. de Bourrienne's Life of Napoleon extra-illustrated with additional portraits and views and over 50 autograph letters and notes signed by Napoleon I, members of his family, and royal associates
DE BOURRIENNE, Fauvelet. [Napoleon].
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte.
London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1885.
Exceedingly rare edition of M. de Bourrienne's Life of Napoleon extra-illustrated with additional portraits and views and over 50 autograph letters and notes signed by Napoleon I, members of his family, associates, and the author bound in. Octavo, bound in three quarters scarlet morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut, tissue-guarded frontispiece and full color portrait to each volume, illustrated with engravings issued in the initial publication and over 100 extra portraits and views bound in. With over 50 autograph letters signed bound…
Price: $45,000.00 Item Number: 117078
"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
“thinking is always thinking of a potential action": First Edition of Human Action: A Treatise On Economics; Inscribed by Ludwig Von Mises
VON MISES, Ludwig.
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949.
First edition of the economist's magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. Stephen M. du Bruch with kindest regards L. Mises." Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few chips and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions are exceptionally rare.
Price: $45,000.00 Item Number: 139419
Contributions to the Theory of Games Volumes I-IV; Signed by John Von Neumann, John Nash, Kenneth Arrow and Others
VON NEUMANN, John; John F. Nash; Kenneth J. Arrow; Robert J. Aumann; Philip Wolfe; John Milnor; Martin Shubik; W.H. Fleming.
Contributions To The Theory Of Games Volumes 1-IV.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1950-1959.
First edition of each work in this ground-breaking four volume work on game theory. Octavo, 4 volumes, original orange wrappers. Volume one is signed by contributors John von Neumann and John Nash on the title page. Contains the article by the Nobel Prize-winning economist entitled, "A Simple Three Person Poker Game." Volume II is signed by contributors Kenneth J. Arrow and John Milnor. Volume III is signed by contributors W.H. Fleming and Philip Wolfe on the title page. Volume IV is signed by contributors Robert J. Aumann and Martin Shubik. In near fine condition with some rubbing and wear. Housed…
Price: $42,500.00 Item Number: 48080
“THE SOUTHERN STATES HAD RIGHTFULLY THE POWER TO WITHDRAW”: JEFFERSON DAVIS’ HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERACY, FIRST EDITION; INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS PHYSICIAN
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881.
First edition of Jefferson Davis’ important history of the Confederacy, inscribed by him to his doctor. With 18 maps (14 folding) and 19 plates, including stipple-engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee, and others. Thick octavo, original three-quarter brown morocco, original brown cloth gilt, patterned endpapers, with steel-engraved plates, including frontispiece portraits, wood-engraved plates, maps. Association copy, inscribed by him in volume one, "Maurice Davis M.D. with the respects of the Author." The recipient was his friend and physician, when the Davis' were in London. Dr. Maurice Marcus Davis (1821-1898) acted as physician to the Davis’s whilst…
Price: $42,000.00 Item Number: 129632
Rare 16th century printings of John Wolfe's Fictitious Italian editions of Machiavelli's Discourses and The Prince; finely bound together in full morocco
Discorsi Di Nicolo Machiavelli Pra La Prima Deca Di Tito Livio [bound with] Il Prencipe di Nicolo Machiavelli. [Machiavelli’s Discourses bound with The Prince].
Palermo: Apresso gli heredi d'Antoniello degli Antonielli , 1584 [London: John Wolfe].
Rare 16th century printing of John Wolfe's famed fictitious Italian editions of Machiavelli's fundamental works of political history and philosophy. Octavo, elaborately bound in full crushed morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling and central motifs to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins. In near fine condition with occasional contemporary marginal notes. Rare.
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 129484
"Nothing in bronze or stone could be a more perfect image than this statue of the living Washington": Fine bronze bust of George Washington after the famed Houdon bust of 1785
HOUDON, Jean-Antoine. [George Washington].
Jean-Antoine Houdon George Washington Bronze Bust.
Fine bronze bust of George Washington, after the famed Houdon bust of 1785 which is considered the most accurate depiction of Washington. Bronze, mounted on a marble pedestal. 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 best workmanship," necessitating a European craftsman. The Governor of Virginia gave the responsibility of selecting the artist to Thomas Jefferson,…
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 123102
"The Bible Of Investing"; Graham and Dodds Security Analysis; Inscribed by Benjamin Graham
GRAHAM, Benjamin & David L. Dodd.
Security Analysis: Principles and Technique.
New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw Hill, 1934.
First edition, second printing of Graham and Dodd's seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Melbourne S. Moyer with the best wishes of Benj. Graham Jan 1935." The recipient, Melbourne Moyer was a contemporary of Graham and a Wall Street trader at Fulton Trust Company of New York. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed examples of Security Analysis are of the utmost rarity.
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 99745
Rare Autograph Letter signed by George Washington regarding his various land holdings in Virginia
George Washington Autograph Letter Signed.
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
Autographed Signed Letters From Mohandas Gandhi
GANDHI, Mohandas K. [Mahatma].
Mohandas K. Gandhi Autograph Note Collection.
Rare autograph note collection in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi, written at the height of the struggle for Indian Independence. The collection includes two autograph notes, two autograph letters, and three autograph postcards with Gandhi's "Blessings" inscribed at the conclusion of each. The postcards are postmarked May 27, June 26, and July 25 1926. Gandhi took leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921 and led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s rights, and, above all, achieve Indian independence from British rule. In the wake of World War II, Gandhi opposed providing…
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 114068
"There are cases in which the greatest daring is the greatest wisdom": FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT TREATISE ON POLITICAL-MILITARY ANALYSIS AND STRATEGY EVER WRITTEN; CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ'S ON WAR
VON CLAUSEWITZ, Carl Philipp Gottfried.
London: N. Trubner & Co., 1873.
First edition in English of arguably the most important treatise on political-military analysis and strategy ever written. Small quarto, three volumes complete in one, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Clausewitz. Translated by Colonel J. J. Graham from the third German edition. In near fine condition. From the library of Lt. Colonel Walter Pipon Braithwaite with his bookplate and ownership signature. General Sir Walter Pipon Braithwaite was a British Army officer who held senior commands during the First World War. After being dismissed from his position as Chief of Staff for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, he received some acclaim as a…
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 127055