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The Works of John Locke [Including: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, Some Considerations of the Consequences of Lowering the Interest, and Raising the Value of Money, An Essay for the Amendment of the Silver Coin, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, Etc.]
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1801.
Finely bound edition of the collected works of John Locke, “the most worthy… of the indisputably great philosophers.” Octavo, nine volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles to the spine, morocco spine labels, raised bands. Frontispiece of John Locke and fold-out table. In very good condition. Rare and desirable in contemporary calf.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 117649
"THE MOST INFLUENTIAL THINKER OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT": IMPORTANT SECOND EDITION OF JOHN LOCKE'S AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMANE UNDERSTANDING
London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster Row, and Samuel Manship, at the Ship in Cornhill, near the Royal-Exchange, 1694.
Rare second edition this fundamental work in the history of Western thought, the first to name Locke as the author and include the frontispiece portrait of him. Folio, bound in in full speckled calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt turn-ins, engraved frontispiece portrait of Locke. The second edition contains a number of important changes and additions to the text. It was In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 117742
"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do": RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE COLLECTION OF JEFFERSONS WRITINGS
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.
Charlottesville, VA: F. Carr and Co, 1829.
First edition of the first published collection of Jefferson’s writings, an impressive four-volume work edited by his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Octavo, 4 volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, morocco spine labels, engraved frontispiece portrait after Gilbert Stuart in Volume I. In very good condition. Rare and desirable in contemporary calf.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 117576
First Edition of Broken Trail; Signed by Alan Geoffrion, Robert Duvall, Scott Cooper and Olivia Cheng
Golden, Colorodo: Fulcrum, .
First edition of the paperback original. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Alan Geoffrion on the title page, additionally signed by Scott Cooper and Olivia Cheng above and Robert Duvall opposite the title page. Duvall, Cooper, and Cheng acted in the 2006 miniseries adaptation, directed by Walter Hill and went on to win four Emmy awards, including outstanding miniseries and outstanding lead actor for Duvall. In fine condition.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 117349
"Live, travel, adventure, bless and don't be sorry": FIRST EDITION OF JACK KEROUACS DESOLATION ANGELS; INSCRIBED BY HIM
New York: Coward-McCann, 1965.
First edition of this classic autobiographical novel by Kerouac featuring “one of the most true, comic, and grizzly journeys in American literature” (Time). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Dale Fredrickson and Donna April 16, ’65 St. Pete Jack Kerouac.” The recipients were friends of Kerouac’s in St. Petersburg, Florida where he lived. Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Sam Salant. Introduction by Seymour Krim. Signed and inscribed first editions of this classic are rare.
Price: $17,500.00 Item Number: 117816
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the photographer’s most well-known work which covered the global social circuit in a style that remains without peer to this day. Folio, original blue cloth, illustrated throughout. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional example.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 117221
“Every real story is a never ending story": First Edition of Die unendliche Geschichte; Signed by Michael Ende
Stuttgart: K. Thienemanns Verlag, 1979.
First German edition and true first of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Michael Ende on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 117615
New York: Abrams, 2008.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on NASA. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. In fine condition. Preface by Tom D. Crouch. Afterword by Ray Bradbury.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 117843
Rare postcard signed by famed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. One page with the Hotel Cecil, London coat of arms, the post card is addressed to Miss Nelly Bachman in Caruso’s hand and signed by him on the verso, “Enrico Caruso London 1906.” Caruso has added a self-caricature beneath his inscription. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 117755
“Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked": First Edition of Oliver Wendell Holmes' The Common Law, Among the Greatest of American Legal Works
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1881.
First edition, first issue with printer’s imprint at base of copyright page of this landmark work in American law. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition with the spine gilt quite fresh and bright. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117862
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of American Founding Father John Jay as Governor of New York to Theophilus Parsons
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of American Founding Father John Jay as Governor of New York to Theophilus Parsons. One page, folded, the letter reads in full, “Albany, 1 July 1800 Sir, On my return from New York on Friday last, your obliging letter of the 5th of May, which arrived during my absence was delivered to me. I am much gratified by the Information it contains & thank you for it as serious apprehensions were entertained that anti-federalism had gained considerable ground in Massachusetts; but I am happy to find… that appearances do not warrant the conclusions which have been drawn from them. The present aspect of our affairs is far from being agreeable – altho’.. having abundant Reason for Content & Gratitude, our nation is permitting their happiness to be part in Jeopardy by their worst passions inflamed and directed by the most reprehensible means. Whether the good Sense of the People will avert the Dangers which threaten them, is not to be seen… but unfortunately their is too little unanimity on many points and the want of it exposes is to the Hazard of many Evils – It really appears to me that the… of our Envoys to France has been treated with too much asperity. The President declared to the congress that he would never send another Legation to Paris… as that declaration seems to imply that when he should receive such appearances, he would again send Envoys. It was not unnatural that he should conceive himself bound in Honor to do so. Whether that Declaration was advisable and whether the nomination of the Envoys was made exactly in Reason are questions which , like other of the same kind, may receive different answers from different men. But having nominated the Envoys and received the requisite appearances, I for my part consider the sending them as a Matter of Course; and do not concern in opinion with those Gentlemen who think they should nevertheless have been detained. I regret that my absence deprived me of the pleasure of seeing the Rev. Mr. Andrews, all the more so, as he would have answered my inquiries respecting many of my friends at Boston, and informed me of you Health – With the best wishes that you may now and ever enjoy that valuable Blessing. I am Sir your most obt. sevt. John Jay. Theop Parsons Esq.” The recipient, Theophilus Parsons, was a member of the state constitutional convention of 1779-1780 and one of the committee of twenty-six who drafted the constitution. He was also a delegate to the state convention of 1788 which ratified the Federal Constitution. His Commentaries on the Laws of the United States (1836) contains some of his more important legal opinions. In the present letter, Jay refers to President John Adams’ failed mission in 1797 to make negotiations with France following the French Revolution which the Federalists viewed as the cause of the undeclared naval war fought from 1798 to 1800 between the United States and France. Anti-federalists and many contemporary historians, however, view the 1794 Jay Treaty as the initial cause of hostilities between France and America. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 117791
"The sky hides the night behind it and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above": First Edition of Paul Bowles Masterpiece The Sheltering Sky; Signed by Him
London: John Lehmann, 1949.
First edition of the author’s landmark first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Bowles on the half-title page. Very good in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with some light wear to the crown. Jacket design by Red Uhlman. Signed examples seldom enter the market.
Price: $8,500.00 Item Number: 117430
First Edition of Peter Drucker's Landmark Work Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of this management classic. Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed Peter Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Roy La Grone. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 117889
Limited edition of Graham and Dodd's seminal work Security Analysis; singed by Warren Buffett, Charles Munger, Bill Ruane, and Lou Simpson
London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1934.
Limited edition of Graham and Dodd’s seminal work, signed by four legendary American investors: Warren E. Buffett, Charlie Munger (chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation), Bill Ruane (manager of the great Sequoia Fund for many years and friend of Buffett), and Lou Simpson (chief of investments at GEICO for many years). Octavo, bound in full leather by Donnelley with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and panels, ribbon bound in. One of 1,000 numbered copies, this is number 348. Signed by Warren E. Buffett and Charles Munger; inscribed by Bill Ruane, “To Bryan Enjoy the greatest book… Bill Ruane” and Lou Simpson, “Many lessons to be learned from this book. Lou Simpson.” In near fine condition, some highlighting to the text. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 118012
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence": Limited First Edition of Israel: A personal History, Signed by David Ben Gurion
New York: Funk and Wagnalls Inc, 1971.
Signed limited first edition, number 1327 one of 2000 copies. Signed beneath the photographic frontispiece by David Ben-Gurion. Thick quarto, original full dark blue morocco, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 118048