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Santa Monica: The Rand Corporation, 1951.
Rare first appearance of mathematician Samuel Karlin and Nobel Prize-winning economist Lloyd Stowell Shapley’s early work on the geometry of the moment space, a precursor to Shapley’s development of von Neumann and Morgenstern’s theory of games. Quarto, original wrappers, unbradded. From the collection of Lt. R.S. Weinberg with his ownership inscription to the front panel. In near fine condition.
London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1756.
Folios, 2 volumes. Bound in half leather over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated with frontispiece and 68 consecutive numbered plates, engraved by Gerhard Vandergucht. In near fine condition. Translated by Charles Jarvis. An excellent set.
Autographed Signed Letter from Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. It reads, ” Wed. Nov. 24, 1869 Sir James Colvile, I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 25th) at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ockl. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found. Most truly yours Charles Lyell.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Lyell. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches.
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.
Glasgow: Printed by and For J. & J. Schymgeour, 1805.
Early edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles to the spine, morocco spine labels. In very good condition, contemporary bookplate.
“I BELIEVE THAT ART HAS A KIND OF RIGHTNESS, AS IN MUSIC, WHEN WE HEAR WHETHER OR NOT A NOTE IS FALSE”: FIRST EDITION OF GERHARD RICHTER'S ATLAS; SIGNED BY HIM
Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1989.
Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1989. First edition of one of the most revealing collections of the photographic work of Gerhard Richter. Folio, original cloth. Signed and dated in the year of publication on the half-title page, “Gerhard Richter 14.10.89.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers, 1887.
First American edition in English of Tolstoy’s short story in reference to the Catholic hymn Ubi Caritas. Small octavo, original cloth with elaborate gilt tooling to the front panel. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. In near fine condition. First editions are rare.
"Because Now You Have To Be Recognized As One Of The Great Golfers Of Our Time": First Edition of The Golden Bears Second Book; Lengthily Inscribed by Jack Nicklaus
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968.
First edition of the golfing legend’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed at length by the author on the title page, “To Sock The note I wrote on my first book must have made you work on your game, because now you have to be recognized as one of the great golfers of our time. I hope this will help make you an even greater golfer. Best Always, Jack.” Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
"It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing.
First edition of Tyranny of the Status Quo; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.
First edition of this work which analyzes the Reagan Administration’s attempts to greatly reduce taxes, regulations, and government spending and suggests practical changes. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Proctor Jones with best wishes Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman. The recipient Proctor Jones was a San Francisco based filmmaker and author, who in 1970 founded the Proctor Jones Publishing Company. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a a few closed tears. Jacket design by Lem Rauk/ Visible Ink. Jacket photography by Frank Castro and Associates.
Large original painting of Hilary Knight’s Butterfly Prince. Gouache and gold paint. Signed by Hilary Knight in the lower left corner of the painting. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 21 inches.
"WHEN THE HAMMER IS STILL, EVERYONE IN GLASGOW NEED FEEL SOME APPREHENSION": Finely Bound first edition of History of the Hammermen of Glasgow; dedicated to edward, prince of wales
London: Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1912.
First edition with calligraphic dedication page to Edward, Prince of Wales bound in, “Presented by The Master Court of the Incorporation of the Hammermen of Glasgow To His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales on the occasion of his admission as an Honorary Member of the Incorporation. 9th, March 1921.” From the library of Edward, Duke of Windsor with Sotheby’s sale label, “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, September 11 – 19, 1997.” Full red morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow with morocco turn-ins gilt. Gilt insignia to front panel, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very fine condition.
First Edition of David Dreman's Psychology and the Stock Market: Investment Strategy Beyond Random Walk; Inscribed by Him to Close Friend Keniston P. Merrill
New York: AMACOM, 1977.
First edition of Dreman’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to close friend Keniston Merrill, “To Ken With all good wishes David.” The recipient Keniston P. Merrill worked as a financial analyst for TIAA-CREF in New York City from 1957-1964. In 1965, he joined The Five Arrow’s Fund as a financial analyst. Five Arrows later became New Court Securities and then Rothschild, Inc. where Ken rose to Managing Director. In 1982, Ken left Rothschild and joined National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier as Chief Investment Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of National Life Investment Management Company where he was responsible for managing the Sentinel family of mutual funds. With the recipient’s name to the front free endpaper and his notes, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy.
Large photograph of Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson posing on the White House lawn, Inscribed “To Mary Lasker—Merry Christmas from her friends Lady Bird and” “Lyndon B. Johnson” “Christmas 1966.” “The recipient Mary Lasker was an American health activist and philanthropist, who worked to raise funds for medical research and founded the Lasker Foundation. She helped convince Eleanor Roosevelt to endorse Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to become the 1960 Democratic nominee, and Lady Bird glowingly mentions Lasker in her book A White House Diary. Lasker was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Double matted and framed; the entire piece measures 15 inches by 19 inches. A unique piece.
New York: Tams-Witmark Music Library, .
Rare original Silk Stockings shooting script with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Quarto, original black Hart Stenographic Bureau leatherette wrappers bound and bradded. In near fine condition. Annotations throughout. Accompanied by the vocal part of Ninotchka which is in fine condition.
First Edition Of The Eleventh Novel In The James Bond Series On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Signed by George Lazenby
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963.
First edition of the tenth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by George Lazenby on the title page, the actor who played 007 in the film adaptation. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Richard Chopping.