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"If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half… you would have a giraffe and a half": original Giraffe and a Half watercolor illustration by Shel Silverstein
Rare original ink and watercolor illustration by Shel Silverstein created for the manuscript for his zany children’s book A Giraffe and a Half. One page, painted in ink and watercolor on paper, cut in Silverstein’s signature style. In fine condition. Rare and desirable, offering insight into the author/illustrator’s unique process. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 12 inches.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 116361
"The most influential and enterprising paper in Massachusetts after the Revolution": Rare Original 18th century printing of the Massachusetts Centinel; issued on Wednesday, October 21, 1789 during the presidency of George Washington
Boston: Russell, Benjamin, October 21, 1789.
Number II, of Vol. XII of “the most influential and enterprising paper in Massachusetts after the Revolution”, Benjamin Russell’s Massachusetts Centinel, issued on Wednesday, October 21, 1789 (Hudson, 147). Folio, one page, folded. The issue includes front-page articles on recently enacted acts allowing compensation for Members of the Senate and House of Representatives and the temporary establishment of the Post-Office and appointment of a Post-Master General, both approved by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenburg, President George Washington and Vice President John Adams on September 22nd, 1789. The issue also includes sections on Foreign Intelligence, News From France, and advertisements for John & Thomas Armory & Co., Mr. Lewis Hayt’s Auction-Room, the Boston Book Store, Joshua Thomas’ Books and Stationary, lost and found ads, listings for ships and houses for rent, a daily almanac. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 116337
"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. The entire piece measures 29 inches by 21 inches. Rare a desirable signed by Armstrong.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 100158
2013: Ivorypress, London.
First edition of this work on the Pritzker Prize-award winning architect. Quarto, original boards, illustrated. Signed by Norman Foster on the half title page. In fine condition. No dust jacket was issued for this work.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 33081
"Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey": The Poetical Works of Lord Byron; Finely Bound
London: Frederick Warne and Co, c. 1890.
The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Octavo, bound in half vellum over cloth, frontispiece, morocco spine label, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers top edge gilt. In near fine condition. An attractive set.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 111329
Rare original portrait, boldly signed by composer George Gershwin. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 16 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 112563
New York: Warren & Wetmore Architects, c. 1925 .
Rare original blueprint portfolio for Warren & Wetmore’s iconic “Hotel at Waikiki Beach”, later named the Royal Hawaiian. Folio, containing 30 sheets bound and bradded. In very good condition.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 114203
"The home of golf": Rare folding plan and full-color map of the St. Andrews Links; including the old course, eden course, new course and jubilee course
Scotland: W. C. Henderson & Son, Ltd, c. 1960.
Two rare folding plans of St. Andrews Golf Links. The Guide to St. Andrews Golf Courses contains a folding map of the Old, Eden, New and Jubilee Courses tipped into an official St. Andrews Links scorecard. The Plan in Colour of St. Andrews Old Course contains a full color lithograph of the Old Course printed with compliments of the Dundee Courier and Evening Telegraph. Both guides are in near fine condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 92495
Venice: Aldus Manutius, September, 1502.
Rare first edition of Herodotus‘ history of the Persian Wars, one of the most important texts edited by the great scholar-printer-publisher. Folio, bound in contemporary vellum, woodcut title in Greek and Roman letter, verso with dedication in Latin, text in Greek letter throughout with spaces for capital letters, woodcut device on title and last page. Aldus claims in the dedication that he corrected the text from multiple exemplars, one of the few instances where such a claim by him is justified and can be verified. He was the first to have access to the ‘Florentine’ codices, where Valla had used the so-called Roman family of manuscripts for his translation. The printer’s copy was discovered in Nuremberg by Brigitte Mondrain in 1993 (Scriptorium 49 , pp. 263-273). The History was designed to match the Aldine Thucydides of four months earlier: they share a paper stock, all types and the number of lines per page. Ahmanson-Murphy 50; Isaac 12782; Laurenziana 64; Renouard, Alde 35:8; Sansoviniana 67. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear, bookplates to the pastedown, some light toning to the text, occasional Greek and Latin annotations in a c.17th-century hand, small repairs to the final four leaves. An exceptional example of this landmark work, rare and desirable in contemporary vellum.
Price: $32,000.00 Item Number: 96588
New York: The Objectivist, Inc, January - December 1968.
First edition complete set of The Objectivist: Volume 7. Octavo, 12 monthly serials, original wrappers as issued. In near fine condition.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 101985
Silver gelatin photograph signed and inscribed by Howard Hughes standing with his H-1 racing airplane. It was in this Hughes H-1 aircraft, designed by Hughes himself with Richard Palmer, that the aviator broke the world airspeed record in 1935 and the transcontinental airspeed record in 1937. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.25 inches by 13.25 inches. Signed and inscribed photographs of Hughes are rare.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 102564
Rare American Boxing Champions Signed Photograph Collection; signed by James J. Braddock, Max Baer, James 'Red' Burman, Sixto Escobar, and Bob Pastor
Collection of six original photographs signed and inscribed by five 1930s American boxing champions, including: “Cinderella Man” James J.Braddock, World Heavyweight Champion Max Baer, James ‘Red’ Burman, Sixto Escobar, and top-ranked heavyweight Bob Pastor. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 119265
Cairo, Egypt: Cairo Postcard Trust, c. 1920.
Accordion-fold album of photographic views, showing landmarks of old Cairo, including: General View and the Great Mosque Sultan Hassan; Procession of the Holy Carpet; Blue Mosque; Soliman Pasha Street; British Soldiers Traversing Kamel Street; Kursaal Casino; Continental Hotel; Shepheard’s Hotel and The Matarieh Holy Tree. Small octavo, original maroon morocco, stamped in white and gilt, mounted view on cover.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 89212
Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, c. 1900.
Finely bound set of Burton’s The Book of the the Thousands Nights, limited set, number 846 of 1000 copies. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous gravure plates from etchings, drawings and paintings. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 100392
London: Printed for J. Harris, late Newbery, c. 1800.
An exceptional example of the Newbery Bible in miniature. Bound in the original full crushed red morocco with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, fleuron cornerpieces within elaborate gilt ruling to the front and rear panels with central green morocco onlays with the holy cypher lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous full-page engravings. Miniature bookplate to the pastedown. In fine condition. A superior example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 108551
"I can do business with Mr. Gorbachev": Photograph of Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev Signed by Both
Black and white photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher standing outside 10 Downing Street. Boldly signed by both, “M. Gorbachev” and “All good wishes Margaret Thatcher.” The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 16 inches. Rare and desirable signed by both Gorbachev and Thatcher.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 103468