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Rare first edition of this work by the famed philosopher and theologian. Octavo, bound in contemporary calf. In very good condition, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. Rare with only one appearing at auction in the last 100 years.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 141701
First Edition of A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln; Signed by both Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney
New York: 1990, CHS/ W.W. Norton & Company.
First edition of this early work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by both Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carl Steinbrenner.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 119339
Rare 1791 London edition of Thomas Paine's A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal, on the Affairs of North-America
A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal, on the Affairs of North-America. In Which the Mistakes in the Abbes Account of the Revolution of America Are Corrected and Cleared Up.
London: Printed for J. Ridgway, 1791.
1791 London edition of Paine's passionate reply to the Abbe Raynal, preceded by the 1782 Philadelphia and London editions Octavo, bound in half diced calf over marbled boards, all edges speckled red. In very good condition. Bookplate to the pastedown. Ownership name to the title page. Rare.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 134029
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
First Edition of Thomas Buergenthal's A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy; Inscribed by Him
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2009.
First edition of this "incredible tale" (The Free Lance-Star). Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Marle Cohen appreciation and best regards Thomas Buergenthal." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Keith Hayes. Foreword by Elie Wiesel.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 142462
"the first American book on parliamentary procedure": First edition of Thomas Jefferson's A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. For the Use of the Senate of the United States
Washington City: Samuel Harrison Smith, 1801.
First edition of the first American book on parliamentary procedure. Small octavo, bound in full contemporary sheep with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt tooling to the spine. In very good condition. Early ownership signature. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 104073
Rare First Edition of William Bligh's A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; in the rare original boards
A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty’s Ship Bounty; and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, In the Ships Boat from Tofua, one of the Friendly Islands, To Timor, Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.
London: Printed for George Nicol, 1790.
First edition of Bligh's firsthand account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history [which ultimately absolved him] from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (Hill). Quarto, original boards, lacking the spine, engraved folding plan "A copy of the draft from which the Bounty's launch was built", three engraved folding charts J. Walker after W. Harrison. In good condition. Scarce in the original boards.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 109832
London: R. Baldwin, 1698.
First edition of this work. Octavo, bound in modern wrappers, 28 pages. In very good condition with some browning and toning to the text. Rare, with no other examples appearing at auction in the last 80 years.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 112625
First edition of A New Deal For Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue; inscribed by Harvard Sitkoff
New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
First edition of Sitkoff's comprehensive account of the emergence of civil rights as a national issue. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Dear Adrienne 'Harvest time would come in the next generation.' my best, Harvard Sitkoff." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Egon Lauterberg.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 143846
A New Map of Canada, Also the North Parts of new England and New York: with Nova Scotia and Newfound Land. [18th Century Map of Canada].
London: c. 1766.
Rare 18th century printing of Robert de Vaugondy's map of 1755 updated to indicate changes resulting from the Treaty of Utrecht. The hand-colored map includes a large inset map of the Great Lakes and is embellished with a large title cartouche. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 12.5 inches.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 138933
London: William Clowes and Sons, 1876.
First edition of this classic text. Small octavo, bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards, illustrated. In near fine condition.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 119468
Rare First Edition of A New Year's Gift to the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Glasgow; 1st January, 1874: Being an essay shewing that the delusive practice of vaccination is ruinous to the national health
A New Year’s Gift to the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Glasgow; 1st January, 1874: Being an Essay Shewing that the Delusive Practice of Vaccination is Ruinous to the National Health.
Glasgow: John Thomson, 1874.
First edition of this anti-vaccination work. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt embossed to the front panel. Laid in is a 1901 circular, one sheet printed on both sides. In very good condition, bookplate from the Glasgow Corporation Public Health Department library, moderate marginalia and commentary to the text, from someone who disagreed with the sentiments of the author. OCLC locates only two copies.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 129341
First Edition of A Pictorial History of the Negro in America; Lengthily Inscribed by Langston Hughes
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1956.
First edition of this important compilation on the history of African Americans. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Especially for Laura and Louise Fields, as a gift at Christmas from Mabel Smythe- Sincerely, Langston Hughes New York 1957." In near fine condition.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 135491
First Edition of A Pictorial History of the Negro in America; Signed by Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1956.
First edition of this important compilation on the history of African Americans. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 140222
"The contemplation of a magnificent structure and of an extensive work are objects exceedingly pleasing to the imagination": John Campbell's A Political Survey of Britain
A Political Survey of Britain: Being a Series of Reflections on the Situation, Lands, Inhabitants, Revenues, Colonies, and Commerce of This Island.
Dublin: T. Ewing and C. Jenkin, 1775.
Rare second edition of John Campbell's classic survey of late sixteenth century Britain. Octavo, four volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels, gilt titles. In good condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 81166
"The Allied Armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender": Proclamation of Nazi Germanys Surrender; Signed by Harry Truman
Washington, D.C: May 8, 1945.
Large three-colored broadside of Harry Truman’s Proclamation declaring the surrender of Germany, boldly signed by Harry S. Truman. Also included at the lower left is the original 1945 Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Truman and at lower right, the original red, white and blue ribbon. These were presented by the President as gifts for friends. Uncommon, especially with the original Christmas card and ribbon. Matted and framed, which measures 21 inches by 28 inches.
Price: $11,500.00 Item Number: 4419
Rare First Edition of Cerf and Kahn's A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication; Signed twice by Each
New York: IEEE, 1974.
First edition of this landmark paper. IEEE Transactions and Communications, Volume Com-22, Number 5, May 1974, pages 589–733. Quarto, original wrappers. Signed by both Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn on the front panel and also at their contribution in the article. In near fine condition with some light touch up to the front panel, rebacked. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Rare, especially signed.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 26035
"In this book I take you on a random walk down Wall Street, providing a guided tour of the complexities of finance": First Edition of Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street; Signed by Him
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1973.
First edition of this classic work, one of the “few great investment books” (Andrew Tobias). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with best wishes Burt." Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 133519