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Limited De Luxe edition of American Families: Genealogical and Biographical; elaborately bound and illustrated with engraved portraits and hand-painted coats of arms
American Families: Genealogical and Biographical From the Most Authentic Sources, Including Much Valuable Material Drawn From Hitherto Unpublished Family Records with Accurate Reproduction and Description of Ancient Emblazonry Compiled by Masters of Genealogic and Heraldic Science.
New York: The American Historical Society, Inc, .
Limited De Luxe edition of this genealogical record of the prominent American families. Quarto, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, triple gilt ruling to the panels, inner dentelles, watered silk doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt, hand-painted title page, engraved headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved portraits and hand-painted heraldic coats of arms. One of 50 numbered and registered copies, this is number 20. In near fine condition. The volume includes biographies and genealogies of American families Wilbur, Abbott, Brodhead, Linderman, Shimer, Packer, Curtis, Palmer, Conant, Long, Buckner, Taliaferro, Barker, Ridgely, Shumway, Beach, Alden, Mullins, Gould, Nichols, Case, Smith, Spooner, Chapin, Pettibone, Peabody, Clarke, Bouton, Cilley, Raymond, Benedict, Stevenson, de Quincey, Berry, Dwight, Morse, Sherrard, Lodge, Hoyt, Griggs, Bartholomew, Barnett, Shaffer, Nash, Warner, Pennell, Whiton, Parker, King, Lawrence, Blake, Clapp, Moulton, Stoughton, Hull, Beckwith, Hurd, Gilman, Graves, Wyeth, Ward, Renick, Borton, Savage, Tisdale, Barnum, Burt, Graham, Drummond, Ruthven, Carnegie, Morris, Walker, Wolcott, Williams, Weare, Proctor, Dean, Cogswell, Warner, Low, Perkins, Merrill, Henderson, Mather, Matz, Thorne, Frost, Francis, Merritt, Rambo, Broadhurst, Currie, Ross, Williams, Pott, Walker, Jerman, Price, Bear, Long, Meier, Kaiser, Bonner, Woestman, Meyer, Hixon, Brown, Bond, Scudder, Davidson and Bliss. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119608
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1934.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by Disney. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Tommy Bell with my best wishes Walt Disney.” Very good in very good dust jacket.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 119864
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918.
First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, with the date of 1918 to the title page. Octavo, original cloth, gilt topstain. In near fine condition. First printings are scarce, especially in this condition.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 119824
Paris: Shakespeare & Company, 1924.
First edition, fourth printing of the author’s landmark work. Octavo, bound in full maroon cloth, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow writer, “To A. K. Griggs James Joyce Paris 16. Vi. 934.” The recipient, Arthur Kingsland Griggs edited and translated several works, including Memoirs of Leon Daudet and wrote a popular guidebook, Paris for Everyman. In very good condition. “The fourth and fifth [printings] were printed on thick paper of inferior quality” (Slocum and Cahoon, A17). Examples signed and inscribed by Joyce are rare.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 119564
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.
Two volumes from the library of Ulysses S. Grant, published the same year The Civil War was raging. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. From the library of Ulysses S. Grant with a presentation bookplate to the pastedown of both volumes which reads, “Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant, from the Citizens of Boston, January 1, 1866.” In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 119455
"THE ONLY MAN WHO NEVER MAKES MISTAKES IS THE MAN WHO NEVER DOES ANYTHING": Signed Limited First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's African Game Trails
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910.
Signed limited first edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s classic work. Large octavo, two volumes, original three-quarter tan pigskin. One of only 500 copies signed by Theodore Roosevelt, with fifty illustrations, including photographs, photogravures, drawings and a map. In near fine condition.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119638
Monte Carlo: Taschen, 1999.
Signed limited edition of this landmark in the field of photography. Elephant folio, original cloth, illustrated throughout, original publisher’s stand. Signed by Helmut Newton on the title page. Edited by June Newton, supported with a Philippe Starck bookstand, and containing over 400 images, it covers every aspect of Newton’s outstanding career, chronicling his groundbreaking fashion photography, definitive nudes, and celebrity portraiture.
Price: $8,000.00 Item Number: 119780
First Edition of Khan's The Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, and Europe; In the rare original boards
The Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, and Europe During the Years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1810.
First edition of one of the earliest by an Indian travel writer about the West, and has been described as perhaps the most significant
“reverse travelogue.” Octavo, original boards. In very good condition with some loss to the spine. We have never seen another example offered in the original boards. Housed in a custom half morocco clemise and clamshell box. Scarce.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 119852
New York: Alephi Company, 1928.
First edition of Fisher’s classic treatise on money. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 119364
“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward": The Works of The Sisters Bronte
The Sisters Bronte: The Professor; Jane Eyre; Villette; Shirley; Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Agnes Grey; Wuthering Heights.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924.
The Thornton edition of the Sisters Bronte. Octavo, 12 volumes, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated. In very good condition.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 114123
Finely bound collection of the poems of Lord Byron in two volumes; with a double fore-edge painting to each volume
London: John Murray, 1813-1814.
Finely bound set of the poems of Lord Byron. Octavo, 5 volumes bound into two in full straight grain morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in five compartments within raised gilt bands, quadruple gilt ruling and elaborate stamping in blind to the panels, gilt turn ins and inner dentelles, all edged gilt, with double fore-edge paintings to each volume displaying period landscapes. In very good condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 119632
Rare souvenir map of Fiji signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich August von Hayek. One page, the souvenir map was published by Blue Lagoon Cruises with a section on the verso allowing for the autographs of fellow passengers. Signed by Hayek in the upper right corner, “F.A. Hayek” and additional passengers from California, Wyoming, Tasmania, and Australia. Accompanied by a typed itinerary prepared especially for Professor and Mrs. Hayek by Trans Pacific Tours, Inc. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117600
First edition of Tales from Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales Done Into Prose by Eleanor Farjeon; finely bound in full morocco
London: The Medici Society, 1930.
First edition of Eleanor Farjeon’s modern adaptation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, double gilt ruling and fleuron cornerpieces to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt, elaborately illustrated with full color plates after the drawings of William Russell Flint including tissue-guarded frontispiece. In very good condition. Bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 119841
Rare Ostrich Egg engraved with a portrait of George Washington and the Great Seal of the United States; from the library of Lloyd Millard Bentsen
Rare ostrich egg engraved with a portrait of George Washington, the Washington Coat of Arms, the Great Seal of the United States, and the Masonic compass and trowel. Mounted on a decorative brass stand. From the collection of former four-term United States Senator Lloyd Millard Bentsen who ran as the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket and served as the the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. As a primary architect of the Clinton economic plan, Bentsen contributed to a $500 billion reduction in the deficit, launching the longest period of economic growth since World War II. More than 5 million new jobs were created during his tenure as Secretary. Bentsen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999. In fine condition. A unique piece of Americana and with noted provenance.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119684
The Works of William Shakespeare elaborately bound by Bayntun Riviere in a beautiful cosway binding with a hand painted ivorene miniature portrait of William Shakespeare
London: Oxford University Press, 1947.
The complete works of William Shakespeare bound by Bayntun-Riviere in an elaborate Cosway-style binding. Octavo, bound in full levant blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere in a Cosway-style binding with a hand painted miniature ivorene portrait of Shakespeare under glass to the front panel within a gilt border, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, quadruple gilt ruling to the panels with ornamental cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Edited by W. J. Craig. A beautiful example.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 119760