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"Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed": Signed Photograph of Mahatma Gandhi
Rare signed photograph depicting Mohandas K. Gandhi in profile with his palms pressed together, inscribed in Gujarati (“[Truth at all costs]”) and signed in English M.K. Gandhi on the image in blue ink. With an autographed letter signed from Amrit Kaur, the secretary to Gandhi and later Health Minister of India, to Sgt. John McAleer, written on Gandhi’s behalf, enclosing the signed photograph and responding to his letter (“…Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed…”), 2 pages, Poona, 5 March 1946, with envelope; photograph of Gandhi and another in rickshaws being pulled by a ceremonial guard, stamped and inscribed “Bhullo chien Desia” on the reverse; and a newspaper cutting; altogether five items mounted and framed together. In very good condition with the inscription faded. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 16.5 inches. A nice collection with noted provenance.
Price: $13,500.00 Item Number: 100048
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever": Rare Mahatma Gandhi Autograph
Rare Mohandas K. Gandhi autograph, signed at the height of the struggle for Indian Independence. Signed by Gandhi, “M.K. Gandhi 28-12-38 Segaon-Wardha.” Eight miles from the city of Wardha, the Indian village of Segoan became the site of Gandhi’s Sevagram Ashram, established in 1936 when Gandhi was 67 years old. Gandhi renamed the site Sevagram, meaning “village of service”, and resided there until his death by assassination in 1948. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with a large photograph of Gandhi. The entire piece measures 21 inches by 16.5 inches.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 89151
"PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY": Thomas Norton's English translation of one of the most influential works of Protestant theology: John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion
The Institution Of Christian Religion, Written In Latin By M. John Calvine, Translated Into English According To The Authors Last Edition; With Sundry Tables To Finde The Principall Matters Intreated Of In This Booke.
London: John Norton, 1611.
1611 edition of Calvin’s seminal work on systematic theology, regarded as one of the most influential works of Protestant theology. Quarto, bound in full contemporary leather with six raised bands to the spine, elaborate architectural borders to the title page, woodcut headpieces and tailpieces. In very good condition with reinforcement to the hinges. Rare.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 105432
Paris: A. Michel, 1955.
First edition of this work on the Nobel laureate. Quarto, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Schweitzer on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Jean Marie Dubernard upon leaving Lambaréné with my good thoughts, Albert Schweitzer Lambaréné, 18 March 1957.” Photographs by Erica Anderson. Text by Eugene Exman. Preface by Daniel Halevy. In near fine condition. Books signed by Schweitzer are rare.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 120738
Rare devotional prayer card signed by Roman Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa. Inscribed by Mother Teresa, “God Bless you M Teresa mc.” Double matted and framed. The prayer card measures 6 inches by 4 inches. The entire piece measures 12.25 inches by 10.75 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Mother Teresa.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 95833
“When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you": First Edition of The Power of Positive Thinking; Signed by Norman Vincent Peale
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952.
First edition of Norman Vincent Peale’s enduring classic. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Norman Vincent Peale on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears, bookplate to the front pastedown. First printings are uncommon, especially signed.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 124531
"The establishment of peace on earth is a fundamental belief of universal Judaism with its principles of one universal God and one humanity": Rare type-written manuscript signed and hand-corrected by Palestine's first attorney general Norman Bentwich
Rare manuscript written by Mandatory Palestine’s first attorney general, British Zionist Norman Bentwich. 21 pages, type-written with copious corrections and revisions in Bentwich’s hand throughout, signed by Bentwich at the conclusion of the last page. Developed during his term as Chairman of the United Restitution Organization, the manuscript contains content and notes which would later be published as Bentwich’s 1959 book: The Religious Foundations of Internationalism; A Study in International Relations Through the Ages. Also included at the conclusion of the text is a list of suggested reading. In very good condition. A rare and desirable signed manuscript.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 81253
Rare hand-illuminated apostolic benediction signed by Pope Pius XI with a circular portrait of him. The blessing in elaborate script reads, “Most Holy Father, Margaret, Katherine, Regina, John, Leo and Charles Lougrhan, humbly prostrate at the feet of Your Holiness beg one special blessing.” Signed by the pope at the conclusion, “Pope PP. XI.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 24 inches by 19 inches. Uncommon signed by Pope Pius XI.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 88158
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
Scarce 18th Century Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments; Printed by Reverend Leonard Howard
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England, Illustrated and Explained By a Full and Comprehensive Paraphrase at the Bottom of Each Page. By the Rev. Leonard Howard, D. D.
London: Printed for J. Pottinger, 1761.
Scarce 18th century Book of Common Prayer printed by the Rev. Leonard Howard, Chaplain to the Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. Quarto, bound in full calf with gilt titles and five raised bands to the spine, ruling and cornerpieces to the panels stamped in blind, all edges marbled, illustrated with engravings including frontispiece portrait of King George II. In very good condition. Gift inscriptions and history of provenance to the front free endpapers and verso of the frontispiece. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha was the Princess of Wales from 1736-1751 and became Dowager Princess of Wales when her husband Frederick, Prince of Wales died and the throne was passed to their eldest son, King George III in 1760. Scarce. ESTC locates only four other copies.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 109571
Large photograph of Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene purchasing supplies for the hospital, signed and inscribed by him. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches. One of the largest signed photographs we have seen or handled.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 117846
"I would rather travel thousands of miles in peace than take a single step toward war": The Book of Common Prayer; Uniquely signed by President Gerald Ford
New York: The Seabury Press, 1953.
The Book of Common Prayer, boldly signed by President Gerald Ford as follows, “I would rather travel thousands of miles in peace than take a single step toward war. Gerald R. Ford.” Octavo, bound in full leather, all edges gilt. In fine condition. The famous phrase “I would rather walk a thousand miles for peace than to have to take a single step for war” was first spoken by President Gerald Ford at an Air Force commissioning ceremony in Arizona on November 14, 1974. It was subsequently used the following week as Ford departed for Japan, becoming the first president to make an official trip to the island nation and marking Ford’s first trip as president. During the trip, President Ford met with Emperor Hirohito and worked to improve trade relations. The now-famous phrase was used during the trip, upon departure from the South Lawn of the White House and at the Japan Press Club. A unique piece.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 122598
“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be": Finely Bound By Bayntun of Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ
London: Chatto & Windus, 1908.
Finely bound example of a Kempis’ classic work. Octavo, bound in morocco by Bayntun, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt doublures, illustrated including color plates by Flint. Translated from the Latin by Richard Wbytford and then re-edited into modern English by Wilfrid Raynal. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 120987
Very attractive palm leaf book in East Asian script (possibly Burmese). Approximately 159 palm leaves between two wooden covers with beveled edges, loosely bound with a cord, with a medallion at each end. Each leaf approximately 1.25 inches by 13.5 inches, with manuscript in black ink on rectos and versos of each leaf, initial and final leaves blank. 19th century.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 52015
"A source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible": 1828 Edition of the Book of Common Prayer
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1828.
Nineteenth century Book of Common Prayer. Octavo, bound in contemporary red morocco, engraved throughout, including portraits, illustrations, page borders, with volvelle on the Circular Table, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition, rebacked.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 53087
Massadah & Alumoth: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, 1962.
Elaborately bound example of Szyk’s magnum opus. Quarto, publisher’s full velvet cloth with gilt stamping to the spine, front and rear panels, illustrated profusely with full color illumination. With the English translation printed in black and brick red and Hebrew text accompanied by elaborate full color illuminations. Edited by Cecil Roth. In fine condition. Housed in the original publisher’s three quarters morocco plush-lined clamshell box which is in very good condition. A beautiful presentation.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 114563
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For David and Dan in memory of Uncle Alex Herman Wouk. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 49878
United Synagogue of America, 1951.
First edition of charming picture book celebrating the Shabbat, with early illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Octavo, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Leonard Weisgard, Art Consultant. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 127020