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First edition of H. Alan Day's The Horse Lover; inscribed by him and signed by his sister Sandra Day O'Connor who contributed the introduction
Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
First edition of Day’s personal history of Mustang Meadows Ranch. Inscribed by H. Alan Day on the title page, “To Jane Best Wishes Alan Day” and signed by his sister Sandra Day O’Connor who contributed the introduction and with whom he previously coauthored Lazy B.: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Joel Sartore. Rare signed by Sandra Day O’Connor.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 121061
Henry Hazlitts Classic Economics In One Lesson; Inscribed by Him to fellow writer Ruth Sheldon Knowles
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1946.
Early printing of the author’s seminal work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ruth Sheldon Knowles with admiration Henry Hazlitt Sept. 15, 1960.” The recipient Ruth Sheldon Knowles was a petroleum specialist, author, government adviser. She was a petroleum adviser to many world governments, and met with leaders such as King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel, President Suharto of Indonesia, Fidel Castro and Che Guevarra of Cuba. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 120928
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1944.
First edition of this work which chronicles Lindbergh’s travels to the Alps, with the engaging philosophical observations which made her Listen, the Wind! so popular. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Esther and Norman Biltz Anne Morrow Lindbergh December 1948.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 120837
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1982.
First edition of this classic novel which explores madness and revenge on a global scale. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Rudy and Barbarajean Frank Herbert.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Abe Echevarria.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 120929
"IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HEAD WHEN ALL ABOUT YOU ARE LOSING THEIRS AND BLAMING IT ON YOU... YOURS IS THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING THAT'S IN IT, AND - WHICH IS MORE - YOU'LL BE A MAN, MY SON!" Rare original broadside of Rudyard Kipling's If
Rare broadside of Kipling’s ever-relevant tribute to Leander Starr Jameson which first appeared in Rewards and Fairies. One page, printed, decorative botanical border and historiated initials. In fine condition. Framed. The entire piece measures 11.25 inches by 8.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 121401
New York: Rizzoli, 1989.
First editions of this work on Miro, with six original woodcuts, four printed in colours, each with title-pages. Quarto, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Fine in fine dust jackets.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 120479
"Who was always there all the way for his Country & his President from his friend": Signed limited first Edition of The Vantage Point and additionally inscribed by him to Friend and businessman Abe Feinberg
New York : Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
Signed limited first edition of President Johnson’s autobiography, one of 300 copies, this is number 61. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 72 pages of photographs. Signed by Lyndon Baines Johnson. Additionally inscribed by Johnson in the year of publication on the dedication page, “To Abe Feinberg who was always there all the way for his Country & his President from his friend Lyndon B. Johnson LBJ Ranch ‘Xmas ’71.” The recipient Abraham Feinberg was a successful businessman with investments and businesses in New York and Israel. A supporter of Jewish causes, Feinberg is regarded as having been instrumental in the establishment of the state of Israel. As the president of Haganah, the Zionist military movement, he helped mobilize support for Israel. He offered his home to Zionist leaders who were trying to gain support of the U.S. government and assisted European Jews seeking refuge. He even accompanied Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, to his first meeting with President Harry Truman. Active in American politics, Feinberg worked informally with the U.S. and Israeli governments during Middle East crises, led many Democratic fundraisers and served as a confidant to Presidents Harry Truman, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. There was hardly a Jewish cause to which he did not contribute. In near fine condition. An exceptional association.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 120772
“Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours”: Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People; Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1945.
Early printing of one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “My dear Katharine Knoop, My wife says you don’t need to read this book. However, I have discovered that the people who need it lease are the most enthusiastic about it. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a glad new year. Dale Carnegie 1945.” In very good condition. With the recipient’s bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 120554
Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth. The Remedy.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1880.
Rare first trade edition of George’s groundbreaking treatise which sold several million copies, exceeding all other books sold in the United States except the Bible during the 1890s. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 120340
Richmond, VA: American National Bank/ L.H. Jenkins, 1914.
First edition of this work which details the Federal Reserve system established by Congress and Woodrow Wilson, December 23, 1913, which was Alexander Hamilton's dream of a central banking system which begun with the First and Second Banks of the United States in full realization, issued by the American National Bank, Richmond, Virginia. Octavo, original cloth, color frontispiece of the American National Bank. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 120457
Rare first edition of S. Putnam Waldo's Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes and the War of the Revolution
Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes and the War of the Revolution, Between the American Republic and the Kingdom of Great Britain; Comprising Sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Com. John Paul Jones, Com. Edward Preble and Com. Alexander Murray. With Incidental Allusions to other Distinguished Characters.
Hartford: Published by Silas Andrus, 1823.
First edition of Putnam’s work dedicated to American naval heroes of the Revolutionary War including James Monroe, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition. Armorial bookplate to the pastedown. Rare.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 120635
First edition of Mark Twain's The Mysterious Stranger; with an autograph letter signed by him and an autograph parcel note signed by N.C. Wyeth tipped in
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1916.
First edition, first issue of Twain’s of three stories with K-Q on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth with color pictorial onlay, illustrated with seven colored plates by N.C. Wyeth including tissue-guarded frontispiece. With an autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Mark Twain tipped in which reads in full, “Everett House, May 23. My Dear Mr. Skinner: I thank you very much for sending the article. I am glad you were moved to write it. I wish we might get the reform started. It ought not to be difficult to do; & once started, I believe it would go. Sincerely Yours, S.L. Clemens. I apologize for the envelope. It is midnight & this is the last one in stock.” The recipient, Charles M. Skinner was editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Additionally, with a clipping of a parcel mailing address in the hand of N.C. Wyeth which reads, “from N.C. Wyeth Chadds Ford PA –. FIRST CLASS” indicating it was at one time sent by him as a gift from his home in Chadds Ford. In fine condition. An exceptional example with fine provenance.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 120488
"Every one wanted to say so much that no one said anything in particular": First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous
London: Macmillan, 1897.
First edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber. Octavo, original blue cloth elegantly stamped in gilt. In near fine condition with light shelfwear. An exceptional example.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 120712
Finely bound example of the Poetical Works of Alexander Pope; with an erotic fore-edge painting to each volume
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes, or the Rev. George Gilfillan. [Fore-edge Painting].
Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1863.
Finely bound set of Pope’s poetical works with an erotic fore-edge painting to each volume. Octavo, two volumes, bound in full mottled calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt with an erotic fore-edge painting to each volume. In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 120485
Early 20th century United States Army Citation signed by General John J. Pershing. One page, partially printed, the citation awards Lieut. Colonel Arthur A. Tasker for “exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as Colonel Officer of the Base Hospital A09 France”. Dated April 19, 1919 and signed by General John J. Pershing.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 120411
Rare illuminated leaf from a German Medieval Book of Hours. One page, text in Latin, elaborately engraved with an illuminated border, the image depicts a scene from the book of Samuel in which David offers a sacrifice to God in an attempt to end plague on Israel. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 by 12.5 inches.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 120446