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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Bob Woodward and Alexander Butterfield on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 33034
London: Library of Imperial History in association with Kaye and Ward Ltd., 1975.
Second revised edition of Woods’ authoritative bibliography of Churchill’s works. Octavo, original cloth, ribbon bound in, frontispiece photograph of Churchill by Yousuf Karsh, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 114829
Limited edition engraving by artist Frederick Reynolds, signed by both the artist and Woodrow Wilson, one of 300 numbered. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 24 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 29015
“HUMAN SUFFERING ANYWHERE CONCERNS MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE”: Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Signed by Elie Wiesel
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the title page. In near fine condition with some light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Preface by Francois Mauriac. Rare and desirable.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 26032
“For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences": Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Inscribed by Elie Wiesel to Abba Eban
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Abba Eban, “Pour Eban- le a sa propre commencement a sa historie: la voice- Elie W. New York, 1967.” Translated as, “The beginning of his own history Elie W.” As it increased in popularity, Wiesel’s Night was translated into 30 languages and prompted meetings with several important literary and political figures including Saul Bellow and Abba Eban. In 1955, Wiesel moved to New York to work as a foreign correspondent for Yediot Ahronot, the largest daily Newspaper in Israel. Eban was also posted in New York throughout the 1950s serving as Israel’s ambassador to the United States and, in 1952, was elected Vice President of the UN General Assembly. At the time of the present inscription, Eban had just been appointed as Israel’s foreign minister, the most important position in the Israeli cabinet. As Israel’s foreign minister Eban would defend the country’s reputation after the Six-Day War, asserting in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that Israel had acted in response to an imminent threat. In very good condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. Preface by Francois Mauriac. From the library of Abba Eban. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association, commemorating the culmination of Eban’s political career.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 99677
First edition of Courtney Whitney's MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History; Inscribed by Whitney and signed by General MacArthur
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.
First edition of General Courtney Whitney’s biography of General Douglas MacArthur. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by MacArthur and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear John: I am sending you this book to commemorate your visit with General MacArthur to-day. May both visit and book give you a clearer insight into the strength of character from which has sprung such indomitable qualities of leadership. Courtney Whitney. 9 May 1957.” General Courtney Whitney was a member of MacArthur’s staff during World War II and became his personal secretary after MacArthur was relieved of his command in Korea. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 95247
New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1968.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, ” For Andy and Marion with all best, Teddy White.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Chermayeff and Geismar Associates.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 109467
Porter and Coates: Philadelphia, .
Large paper edition, one of 250 numbered copies of The Queens of Society and Beaux of Society. Octavo, 4 volumes, bound in full calf, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, illustrated. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 102331
“THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE FIGURE IN JEWISH LIFE”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CHAIM WEIZMANN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TRIAL AND ERROR
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Chaim Weizmann, this is number 412. Octavo, 2 volumes, frontispiece of Weizmann in volume one. Fine in near fine dust jackets. Uncommon in the original dust jackets.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 91577
Signed portrait of the renowned Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann and signed by the artist Harry S. Moskovitz in lower margin. Moskovitz was a celebrated portrait painter and graphic artist whose subjects included Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. The etching measures 11 inches by 14 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 1186448
“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”: The complete writings of George Washington; Bound in Full Contemporary Calf
The Writings of George Washington Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private.
Boston: American Stationers Company. John B. Russell, 1836-1837.
The complete writings of George Washington. Large octavo, 12 volumes, uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, rebacked. Frontispiece of Washington to volumes 1-3; engraved by J.W. Paradise from a painting by J.G. Chapman after a painting by C.W. Peale; frontispiece in volumes 2 and three engraved by A.B. Durand, the first from a painting by Gilbert Stuart; frontispiece in volume 12 of Martha Washington engraved by J. Cheney. Editor Jared Sparks was a noted early American historian and President of Harvard College. Sparks worked as editor of the North American Review and a Unitarian pastor in Baltimore. His most notable work was his Writings of George Washington. An attractive set.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 63030
Rare Society of the Cincinnati membership certificate signed by George Washington as president of the society of the Cincinnati
Philadelphia: May 5th, 1784.
Rare autograph document signed by George Washington as President of the Society of the Cincinnati during the first general meeting of the Society and 5 years prior to his election and inauguration as the first President of the United States of America. One page partially printed on vellum with engraved vignettes by Auguste L. Belle after Jean-Jacques Andre LeVeau depicting America in knight’s armor trampling upon the British standard and the American eagle casting the British lion and Britannia out to sea with thunderbolts, engraved seal of the Order of the Cincinnati. The document reads: Be it known that Lieutenant William Andrews is a member of the society of the Cincinnati instituted by the Officers of the American Army at the Period of Dissolution, as well to commemorate the great Event which gave Independence to North American, as for the laudable Purpose of inculcating the Duty of laying down in Peace Arms assumed for public Defence, and of uniting in Acts of brotherly Affection and Bonds of perpetual Friendship the Members constituting the same. In Testimony whereof I, the President of the said Society have hereunto set my hand at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania this fifth day of may in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Four and in the Eighth Year of the Independence of the United States. By Order, ” “H.Knox” Secretary “G. Wahsington” President. William Andrews was commissioned a lieutenant on 1 January 1777 with the Third Continental Artillery. His regiment wintered at Valley Forge, andthe following June, Andrews was captured and held by the British in New York until he was exchanged in September 1781. In fine condition. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Washington. The entire piece measures 36 inches by 23 inches. An exceptional example.
Price: $22,500.00 Item Number: 101412
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed": First edition of Charles G. Washburn's Theodore Roosevelt: The Logic of His Career; signed by Theodore Roosevelt
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916.
First edition of Washburn’s account of Roosevelt’s political career. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by Theodore Roosevelt on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Theodore Roosevelt Dec 2nd 1916.” In near fine with a bold signature from Roosevelt. Rare and desirable signed by Roosevelt.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 110824
Signed by Justices Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Steward, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun and Bryon White.
Large photograph from the 1970’s of the Burger Court, signed by each justice. The justices are Warren Burger, Byron R. White, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., William Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, and Harry Blackmun. Inscribed in the upper right corner, “For Ambassador Ralph E. Becker. Ralph Elihu Becker, Sr. was an American Ambassador to Honduras from 1976–1977 under the Ford administration. He was a founding trustee of the National Center for the Performing Arts and served as its general counsel during the Eisenhower administration and until 1976. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 25 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 95321
Signed by Justices Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun, Bryon White and Sandra Day O'Connor
Large photograph of the 1980’s Burger Court, signed by nine justices. The justices are Warren Burger, Byron R. White, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., William Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun, and Sandra Day O’Connor. Additionally inscribed above the image by Burger, “For Donna De Young with best wishes Warren E. Burger.” Framed. The entire piece measures 19.75 inches by 17 inches. Rare and desirable. An attractive image of this important court which presided over a number of issues relating to equality and freedom.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 100256
Rare first edition of S. Putnam Waldo's Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes and the War of the Revolution
Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes and the War of the Revolution, Between the American Republic and the Kingdom of Great Britain; Comprising Sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Com. John Paul Jones, Com. Edward Preble and Com. Alexander Murray. With Incidental Allusions to other Distinguished Characters.
Hartford: Published by Silas Andrus, 1823.
First edition of Putnam’s work dedicated to American naval heroes of the Revolutionary War including James Monroe, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition. Armorial bookplate to the pastedown. Rare.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 120635
Rare signed signed by Queen Victoria on vellum, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 13 x 9, November 1, 1842. Queen Victoria appoints Archibald Richard Harene “to be Ensign in Our Ninety Seventh Regiment of Foot.” Signed at the head by Queen Victoria. The affixed paper seal and blue ribbon are present. In very good condition. Double matted and framed, the document measures 13 inches by 9 inches. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 16 inches.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 119348
Rare 19th century naval appointment signed by Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Dated February 6, 1889, the document appoints a Quartermaster to the Royal Navy. Signed in the upper left corner by Queen Victoria in the 52nd year of her reign. Retaining the orange revenue stamp and royal blue paper seal. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Queen Victoria, the document measures 11.5 inches by 15.5 inches. The entire piece measures 18.5 inches by 27.5 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 115549
Autograph Letter signed by Greek Statesman Eleftherios Venizelos to American mining engineer and diplomat John Hays Hammond
One folding page letter hand-written and signed by “the father of modern Greece,” Eleftherios Venizelos. Dated December 24th, 1921 on letterhead from the El Mirasol in Santa Barbara, California, the letter reads “To Mr. John Hays Hammond El Mirasol. My dear Mr. Hammond, We are giving a very small luncheon party here on the 26th and Madame Venizelos & I would be delighted if Mrs. Hammond, Miss Hammond and yourself would give us the great pleasure of your company at 4 p.m. on the day. Very Sincerely yours, E.K. Venizelos.” The recipient, John Hays Hammond was a successful American mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist. A close friend of President William Howard Taft, Hays was appointed a special United States Ambassador and became chairman of the U.S. Coal Commission in 1922. A nice association.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 82454