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Finely Bound Extra Illustrated edition of de Bourrienne's Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte; bound by Riviere and Son
London: Richard Bentley, 1836.
Finely bound extra-illustrated edition set of de Bourrienne’s Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. Octavos, eight volumes, bound in full 19th century crimson morocco by Riviere and Son with gilt titles and tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, central gilt Napoleonic coats of arms and double gilt ruling to the front panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings including frontispieces to each volume. In near fine condition.
Color photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Signed by each President below their likeness. A striking image with the Presidents flanked by an American flag on either side. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 17 inches.
"There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice;" The Papers of Grover Cleveland; Inscribed by Him
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1889.
First edition of the collected papers of Grover Cleveland. Quarto, original brown cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Joseph C. Hendrix, from Grover Cleveland, May 1, 1892.” In very good condition with light rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by President Cleveland.
"The Largest Portrait Engraving of Abraham Lincoln"; Rare Henry Gugler Life-Size Engraved Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Rare Henry Gugler engraving of President Abraham Lincoln, the largest engraved portrait of Lincoln produced. One of the foremost engravers of 19th century Germany, Gugler immigrated to the U.S. in 1853 where he found work with a New York firm specializing in bank note engraving. By the early 1860s he began working at the National Note Bureau, later known as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. and in 1863, the National Note Bureau of Engraving and Printing hired him as one of their first vignette engravers. It was there that Gugler engraved the “The Pioneer” which appeared on the $5 and $20 United States bills. Gugler’s most famous engraving was this life size steel engraving of President Abraham Lincoln; his most important work completed in 1869 after two years of work. In very good condition. In a period wooden frame with gilt inner border. The entire piece measures 27 by 22 inches.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1915.
First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by the 27th president of the United States in the 1914 Page Lecture Series. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Taft on the front free endpaper, “Sincerely yours William H. Taft.” In very good condition.
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both": Signed Limited Editions Of President Eisenhowers Mandate For Change and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961
The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1963-65.
Signed limited first editions, each volume numbered 1287 of 1500 copies. Two volumes, thick octavo, original tan cloth, original slipcases. Both are fine condition with the original acetate dust jacket, which are in near fine to fine condition. The slipcases are in near fine condition. A nice set.
“THE ONLY PEACE IS THE PEACE OF OVERWHELMING VICTORY”: LARGE THEODORE ROOSEVELT INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH AS PRESIDENT
Large framed signed photograph of Theodore Roosevelt sitting, signed while in office. Inscribed by him, “To John Still, Esq. with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt, April 7th 1908.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 22.5 inches. An attractive piece.
Signed by Justices Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor,, 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, William Rehnquist, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O’Connor, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun and Byron White. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 20 inches. Rare and desirable.
"For I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep": Jacqueline Kennedy quotation of Robert Frost
Jacqueline Kennedy hand writes the first lines from the Robert Frost poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. From the collection of Mary Gallagher, who was the personal secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy from 1957 to 1964, which includes the Kennedy presidency. Before that, she was Senator John F. Kennedy’s secretary and worked briefly for Jackie’s mother. Robert Frost was one of President and Mrs. Kennedy’s favorite poets. He was invited to present two of his poems at the Kennedy Inauguration on January 20, 1961. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is perhaps his best known work; and Frost himself admitted that it was “my best bid for remembrance.” Mrs. Kennedy slightly misquotes the three concluding lines, “For I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep.” Jacqueline wrote them on Mary Gallagher’s shorthand notebook in her new home in Georgetown, in 1964, where she moved to after leaving the White House. Gallagher further explains in her affidavit: “This happened to be but one of the many poems that [Mrs. Kennedy] had chosen daily from little stacks of books in which she had placed paper markers to designate the pages that had the various passages for me to type up over the next few weeks. As she explained, they were ‘for the fund-raising dinner in New York on the 16th, to be recited by Frederic March.’ The poem was recited by March at the Kennedy Library dinner and the Democratic Convention that same year. Matted and framed opposite a photograph of President and Mrs. Kennedy and Robert Frost. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 21 inches.
“THE ONLY PEACE IS THE PEACE OF OVERWHELMING VICTORY”: LARGE THEODORE ROOSEVELT INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH; SIGNED IN THE FINAL YEAR OF HIS PRESIDENCY
Large sepia-toned photograph of Theodore Roosevelt signed by him in the last year of his Presidency. Inscribed by him, “To Augustus W. Bennet with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt Feb 26th 1909.” “Copyright 1904 By George Prince” at lower right of photo. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 21.5 inches. An attractive piece.
New York: The John Day Company, 1946.
First edition of one of the finest modern works on Indian history. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Jawaharlal Nehru Oct. 1949.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine. Rare and desirable signed.
"Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one by another": First Edition of the Inauguration Book of Nelson Mandela; Boldly Signed By Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F.W. de Klerk
Pretoria, South Africa: Government Office, 1994.
First edition of this work on the inauguration of Nelson Mandela. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Nelson Mandela in the year of publication, “To Judy, Compliments & best wishes. NMandela 28.9.94.” Additionally signed by Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President F.W. de Klerk, who both participated in the inauguration. Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts in resolving and ending apartheid. In 1993, Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in ending apartheid. After the first universal elections in 1994, de Klerk became deputy president in the government of national unity under Nelson Mandela, a post he kept until 1996. In 1997 he resigned the leadership of the National Party and retired from politics. In fine condition. Rare, especially signed.
"'Where is God?' Said the black girl to the missionary who had converted her?": First edition of George Bernard Shaw's The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search For God; Inscribed by him and wife Charlotte to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and his wife Eleanor
Constable & Company Limited: London, 1932.
First edition of George Bernard Shaw’s short story collection, including the satirical allegorical title story: The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search For God. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, designed and illustrated with engravings by John Farleigh. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt this Visiting Card after a memorable day at Government House, Manila from Charlotte F. Shaw and G. Bernard Shaw 9th February 1933.” Mr. and Mrs. George Bernard Shaw stopped at Manila on a round-the-world cruise where they were invited to lunch with Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the eldest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and his wife Eleanor Butler Alexander-Roosevelt where they enjoyed lunch and Shaw assisted in editing one of Theodore’s reports to the war department. Laid is is a small copy of a selection of pages from Eleanor Butler Alexander-Roosevelt’s 1959 autobiography ‘Day Before Yesterday’ which describes the visit in detail and also mentions the occasion upon which they received the current inscribed volume in the mail after the Shaw’s visit. In near fine condition. In the original glassine which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable with exceptional provenance.
"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it": First Editions of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War; Finely Bound by In Full Morocco
The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.
London: Cassell & Co, 1948-54.
First editions of Winston Churchill’s masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in full morocco by Henderson and Bisset, gilt titles and ruled to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, maps present. In near fine condition. A nice set.
Signed Limited Editions Of President Eisenhowers Mandate For Change and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961
The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1963-65.
Signed limited first editions, each one of 1500 copies. Two volumes, thick octavo, pictorial endpapers, original tan cloth, original slipcases. Both are fine condition with the original acetate dust jacket, which are in fine condition. The slipcases are in fine condition. An exceptional set.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2007.
First edition of the 18th prime minister of Canada’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to the 42nd president of the United States Bill Clinton, “For Bill, with friendship, admiration, and respect, Brian Mulroney.” Mulroney visited Clinton in June of 1993, only days before the end of his second term to discuss NAFTA and the development of a common solution to trade matters in Bosnia through the United Nations Security Council. Both Mulroney and Clinton introduced major international free trade agreements during their time in office; Mulroney introduced the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement on October 4, 1987 and Clinton signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement on January 1, 1994 which created a trilateral trade bloc in North America. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Author photograph by Bill McCarthy. From the library of Bill Clinton. An exceptional association.