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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
"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 maps 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
"One of the most splendid narratives in the literature of African travel": First Edition of Bruce Jamess Travels To Discover The Source of the Nile
Edinburgh: G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1790.
First edition of this classic work. Quarto, 5 volumes, bound in half leather, all edges gilt. With 58 engraved plates and 3 folding maps. In near fine condition.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 4427
"Let us suppose you are a newcomer, and I, the guide; and in imagination, let us take a walk along this street": Scarce signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby's See My Chinese Street
Hong Kong: K. Weiss, 1954.
Signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby's illustrated travel book. One of 250 signed numbered copies, this is number 57. Signed by E.S. Kirby. Quarto, original embroidered silk, illustrated with 112 illustrations and 7 full multi-color pages, errata slip with first edition issue points laid in as issued. OCLC locates only 11 copies of this work. Scarce.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 82605
New York: George P. Putnam, 1849.
First edition, second printing of Parkman’s classic account of his journey along the Oregon Trail. Octavo, original blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved frontispiece and additional illustrated title page. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, from Parkman to a Miss Ashburne declining an invitation due to a previous obligation. Letter dated Boston, 2 Dec., 1878. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear, contemporary name to the front free endpaper.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 30010
Large Paper Copy of John Muir's The Cruise of the Corwin; One of Five Hundred and Fifty Copies; In the Exceptionally Rare Dust Jacket
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 In Search of De Long and the Jeannette.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
First edition, large paper copy, one of five hundred and fifty copies, this is number 260. Octavo, original cloth. Edited by William Frederic Badè. Illustrated with plates from photographs and from sketches by Muir. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Kimes 348; BAL 14775
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 97365
"A Pike is a Prince of his own liquid country, and like a universal monarch, can command all the regiments of the scaled army": Scarce first edition of the art of trolling from the library of Alfred Dennison
London: Printed for T. James for Tho. Helder, 1682.
Rare first edition of Nobbes' authoritative work on the history and methods of trolling. First issue with the engraved hook on page 37 pointing to the right and two woodcut illustrations in the text. Small octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Lord Spencer's copy with his ownership inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper, "From Lord Spencer's Library 18/". From the library of renowned angling collector Alfred Denison with his gilt leather bookplate to the verso of the front panel. Denison's angling collection of over…
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 89160
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1924.
Signed limited first edition, one of 100 numbered copies, this is number 54, boldly signed by William Beebe, the father of modern ecology. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with 24 tipped-in color plates by Isabel Cooper, and 83 photographs mostly by John Tee-Van. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 84953
London: Jonathan Cape, 1935.
First trade edition of Lawrence’s classic account of his role in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with photographic plates, portraits from sketches and four folding maps. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 131695
Rare souvenir diagram of the Enola Gay's air escape plan following the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th 1945, drafted and signed by navigator Theodore Jerome "Dutch" Van Kirk
Original diagram of the Enola Gay's air escape plan following the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th 1945, drafted and signed by navigator Theodore Jerome "Dutch" Van Kirk. One page, the diagram depicts the escape plan for the Enola Gay bombing run over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, featuring holograph notations indicating shock waves and the routes of both Enola Gay and the instrument plane, The Great Artiste. Signed by Theodore Jerome "Dutch" Van Kirk on the lower right corner of the diagram, "Dutch Van Kirk Navigator - Enola Gay Hiroshima 6 Aug 1945." Van Kirk remains best known as…
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 139011
Christiana: Jacob Dybwads, 1911.
First edition of Nansen's history of Arctic exploration, from the library of explorer Roald Amundsen with his signature. In the year this work was published, Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, having traveled south on Nansen’s own ship, the Fram. Quarto, original cloth, in-text illustrations. Signed and dated Roald Amundsen 13 May 1912. In very good condition with some light wear to the extremities.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 78072
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
"that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Rare large format photograph of Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the lunar surface; signed by Michael Collins
Rare large format photograph of Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the lunar surface, taken by him on July 20, 1969 as the second person to set foot on the moon. Signed by Aldrin's co-astronaut Michael Collins who flew the Command Module Columbia in lunar orbit during the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, "Michael Collins Apollo XI." In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 23 inches by 27 inches.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 135722
“A NATURAL HISTORY MUST BE A VAST COLLECTION OF RELIABLE FACTS— PLUS A PERSONALITY”: SETON’S LIVES OF GAME ANIMALS, WITH 1,500 ILLUSTRATIONS
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1925-28.
Signed limited first edition, number 95 of only 177 sets, of Seton’s illustrated zoology of “land animals in America, north of the Mexican border,” with 1,500 illustrations and 50 maps showing distribution, signed by Seton on the frontispiece of Volume I. Large Quarto, four volumes, original brown and tan gilt-stamped cloth, top edges gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 109233
The History of Persia, from the Most Early Period to the Present Time: Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of that Kingdom.
London: John Murray, 1815.
First edition of this work on Persia. Quarto, bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, with half-title and large folding map. In very good condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 133295
"Out of England's harbor, sailed a vessel proud on day, she was bound for New York City, so many miles away": Exceptionally Rare Collection of First Editions, Booklets, and Sheet Music dedicated to the ill-fated passengers of the RMS Titanic
Toronto: Various Publishers, 1912-1935.
Rare collection of first editions, pamphlets, and sheet music related to the sinking of the RMS Titanic, with a rare limited edition O.B.R. Kentucky Straight Bourbon 86-proof Whiskey 4/5 quart ceramic Titanic replica. The collections includes a first edition of E.J. Pratt's 'The Titanic' (Toronto: The Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1935) which is in near fine condition; a first edition of Mrs. Alma White's 'The Titanic Tragedy- God Speaking to the Nations' (New Jersey: The Pentecostal Union, 1913) which is in near fine condition; a later printing booklet of Caroline Bancroft's 'The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown' (Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1963);…
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 104582
Presentation Copy of the First Edition of Joshua Slocum's Classic Work Sailing Alone Around the World
New York: The Century Company, 1900.
First edition of "the finest single-handed adventure story yet written" (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed on a bookplate on the front free endpaper, "Presented to J. W. Shackford, Marine Superintendent, International Navigation Company By the Author. December, 1901" with the former owner's signature. In near fine condition. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 139673
New York: Reynal, Hitchcock, Inc, 1941.
First limited edition of French adventurer Gontran de Poncins' classic account of his solo unsupported journey in the Canadian Arctic. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over cloth covered boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. One on only 550 copies, this is number 81. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Before I disappear for good!...I remain your friend, 'Eskimo Miki', de Poncins." With the original Publisher's Note laid in which explains, "The Vicomte Gontran de Poncins, author of KABLOONA, called out of the Arctic to join the colors of his country, disappeared in the debacle of the…
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 95094
Sepia-tone photograph of the water speed record-breaking Bluebird K7 at speed inscribed by pilot Donald Campbell, "To G.M. Williams With best wishes from Donald Campbell." The recipient, Gwynn Mathews Williams, owned the Waterhead Filling Station on Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England where several water speed records were broken, from 1953 until the early 1960's. Accompanied by the original typed letter signed by Campbell. In near fine condition. Rare.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 131544
Presentation copy of nansen’s northern waters: Captain Roald Amundsen’s Oceanographic Observations in the Arctic seas in 1901
Christiana: Jacob Dybwad, 1906.
First edition. A signed presentation copy of the first edition of Fridtjof Nansen’s survey of Greenlandic waters. His work is based on data collected by Roald Amundsen, to whom the book is dedicated and who would later be the first man to reach the South Pole—sailing Southward on Nansen’s own ship, the Fram. Arctic Bib. 12003. Quarto (274 x 182mm). 11 plates, some of which in color, partially unopened. Original tan printed wrappers (spine repairs, dampstain to upper inside corner).
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 77098