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"Here Nature has contrived to unite conditions of soil and climate in a manner most delightful": Rare first edition pamphlet of Fort Lauderdale, Florida: "Gateway to the Everglades"
Fort Lauderdale: Snyder & Hortt, Real Estate and Investments, c. 1915.
Rare first edition promotional brochure for the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Octavo, profusely illustrated with photographs taken c. 1914-1915 of the business district, boulevards, markets, railways, farms, orange groves, beaches, marinas, streams, and homes of Fort Lauderale. Map of Florida on the final page. In near fine condition. Scarce, OCLC/WorldCat locates only one other example housed in the Alachua County Library which lists the publication date as 1915, the year Fort Lauderdale was designated the county seat of the newly formed Broward County.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 103801
Rare 1976 Series Two Dollar Bill; signed by American Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence
Washington, D.C: United States Treasury, 1976.
Rare two dollar bill signed by American astronaut and the second man to land on the moon, Buzz Aldrin on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 10.5 inches by 5.75 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117394
Wapakoneta, Ohio: Blume High School Class of 1947, 1947.
Rare Blume High School Class of 1947 yearbook, signed by Neil Armstrong as a graduating senior. Quarto, original leatherette. Signed by Neil Armstrong beneath his senior portrait on page 12 of the yearbook. Armstrong is also featured in a number of additional photographs throughout the book: on page 44 as a Band Officer, page 52 as a member of the Senior Hi-Y group, and on page 57 as a member of the School Council. In near fine condition. A rare piece offering a unique first-hand glimpse into the early scholastic achievements of the first man to set foot on the…
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 122684
Rare Scientific Pamphlet Collection compiled during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1938 Smithsonian-sponsored scientific expedition to the Galapagos islands; six signed and inscribed by him
City of Washington: Published by the Smithsonian Institution, 1939-1942.
First editions of ten botanical and zoological pamphlets published as a result of collections and investigations made during Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidential Cruise of 1938 to the Galapo, six being presentation copies inscribed and signed "FDR" on the front wrapper. Octavo, ten pamphlets, original brown printed paper wrappers, illustrated. Presentation copies, 6 pamphlets are signed and inscribed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 5 to his friend and long-time colleague in combating polio, Basil "Doc" O'Connor. The pamphlets include: Flowering Plants Collected on the Presidential Cruise of 1938 (Ellsworth P. Killip, May 27, 1939), inscribed. "R.T. McI From F.D.R."; Two New Gobioid…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 123500
"one of the most decorative maps of the Holy Land of the 17th century": Rare engraved hand-colored map of the Holy Land
Amsterdam: Blaeu, W, 1634.
Copper engraved, hand-colored map of one of the most decorative map 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
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
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
"All the glamor and style that the name 'Palm beach' evokes": The Junior League of the Palm Beaches' Palm Beach Entertains: Then and Now
Palm Beach, Florida: The Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Inc, 1976.
Early printing of this work capturing the fabulous people and places of 1970s Palm Beach. Octavo, original cloth, patterned endpapers, illustrated with 65 photographs. Written and edited by Mrs. John T. Murray. Recipe coordination by Mrs. Gary Wiren. Research and interviewing by Mrs. David Reese and Mrs. Dan H. Campbell. Food consulting by Maurice Moore-Betty. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $30.00 Item Number: 124909
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
Moscow: Various, c. 1960.
Two volumes in Russian from the library of American literary master John Steinbeck. Quarto, two volumes including a book of early Russian Orthodox paintings with many in color and a folio of loose plates featuring artwork from the Hermitage Museum. From the library of John Steinbeck. In very good condition.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 117588
First Edition of Horace M. Albright's The Birth of the National Park Service; lengthily inscribed by him
Salt Lake City and Chicago: Howe Brothers, 1985.
First edition of American conservationist Horace M. Albright's account of the founding years of the National Park Service. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Marian D. Heiskell, whose knowledge and wisdom and her always attractive presence contributed so much to the strength and influence of the advisory Board and Council of the National Park Service. And with my admiration and fond regards. Horace M. Albright." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph of the Lower Falls of Yellowstone by Mike McClure.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 109528
New York: Random House, 1973.
First edition of this work by the second man to walk on the moon. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his neighbors, "To Peggy and Harley With Best Wishes Buzz Aldrin 12-25-82." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Written with Wayne Warga.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 79016
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2005.
First edition of Aldrin's journey to the moon. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by both Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 117534
Iconic photograph on canvas of Buzz Aldrin standing next to the United States flag planted atop the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission. Boldly signed "Buzz Aldrin Apollo XI" The entire piece measures 24 inches by 20 inches, stretched against a wood backing. In fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 130943
First edition of Edward Allcard's Temptress Returns; from the library of adventurer and explorer Steve Fossett
London: Putnam & Co., Ltd, 1952.
First edition of English yachtsman Edward C. Allcard’s detailed account of his second solo trip across the Atlantic aboard the yawl Temptress. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon…
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 115755
“Adventure is just bad planning": Rare Signed Photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen, the first explorer to reach both the North and South Poles
Sepia tone photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen in arctic gear. Boldly signed by Roald Amundsen on the lower right corner. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches by 10 inches. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Photographs signed by Amundsen are rare.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 64007
New York: Lee Keedick, 1913.
First editions of Amundsen's memoir of the race to the South Pole. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures. In very good condition, bookplates.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 64022
THE FIRST TO REACH THE SOUTH POLE: Rare First Edition of Roald Amundsen's The South Pole; Volume One Inscribed by Him
New York: Lee Keedick, 1913.
First editions of Amundsen's memoir of the race to the South Pole. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures. Inscribed by the author in volume one on the front free endpaper, "Mr. & Mrs. Edwin O. Colter, with kindest regards. New York April 24th, 1918. Roald Amundsen." Both volumes are in near fine condition. Books signed and inscribed by Amundsen are rare.
Price: $5,800.00 Item Number: 65075
Rare First Edition of The Brother Andrews' A Daring Voyage, across the Atlantic Ocean; From the library of Adventurer Steve Fossett
New York: E.P. Dutton and Co, 1830.
First edition of this work regarding the crossing of the Atlantic, which the Andrews brothers sailed from Boston to England and then to France in a 20 foot Gloucester dory. Octavo, original gilt decorated cloth, with 12 illustrations. With Introduction and Notes by Dr. Macaulay. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front free endpaper. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and…
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 112432
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Rare Original July 21st 1969 Delaware Evening Journal Front Page; Signed by legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong
Wilmington: Delaware Evening Journal, July 21, 1969.
Rare original Delaware Evening Journal featuring the headline "Eagle Jets Safely Off Moon; In Orbit for Rendezvous", a front page article on the Apollo 11 moon landing, and large photograph of Neil Armstrong collecting dirt on the lunar surface. Boldly signed by Neil Armstrong on his photograph. Below the headline is Armstrong's famous quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Articles featured on the front page include, "Neil, Buzz Leave Prints on Moon", "Kennedy Charged in Crash", and "Luna 15 Lands On Moon, 500 Miles from LM." In very good condition. Double matted and framed.…
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 100158
Portrait of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, boldly signed by him. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11.75 inches. Rare and desirable signed and uninscribed by Armstrong.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 117764
Original NASA photograph of the Apollo 14 Mission launch; signed by viewers Spiro Agnew and Neil Armstrong
Official NASA photograph of the VIP grandstand at the Apollo 14 viewing site at Launch Complex 39 on January 31st 1971. Signed by both legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong and the 39th Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew. Both are shown seated in the grandstand with Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia of Spain beneath the American and Spanish flags. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 15 inches.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 100438
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902.
First edition of the first novel in the author's California series. Octavo, original cloth elaborated stamped in gilt, illustrated by Harrison Fisher. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 116833