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Rare note signed by Apollo astronauts John Young (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1, STS-9), Ronald Evans (Apollo 17), and Gene Cernan (Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17). One page, signed by each astronaut. The note measures 7 inches by 5 inches. The entire piece measures 13.25 inches by 11.25 inches.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 120894
Rare 18th century Homann Heirs map of the Western Hemisphere. One page, the map depicts in detail North and South America as well as western portions of Europe and Africa with a large decorative cartouche. Homann’s second map of the Western Hemisphere, the present map provided new details in the interior of North America particularly along the Mississippi River. At the time of publication the Northwest coast of America and the Northwest Passage were still undiscovered. In fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 120497
Rare illuminated leaf from a German Medieval Book of Hours. One page, text in Latin, hand-colored and elaborately illuminated, 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: 120863
London: George Newnes, Limited, 1892-1894.
First editions of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic stories starring literature’s most famous detective. Octavo, original pictorial black and gilt-stamped light blue and dark blue cloth, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. First issues, the first title with the street scene vignette with no text on the street sign and with “Violent” for “Violet” on p 317. In near fine condition. Ownership inscriptions. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior set, with no cracking to the hinges as is typically seen.
Price: $10,500.00 Item Number: 120890
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950.
First edition of this landmark work. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 120191
"It Is Very Queer That The Unhappiness Of The World Is So Often Brought On By Small Men": First Edition of All Quiet On The Western Front In The Rare Original Dust Jacket
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1929.
First American edition of this landmark novel of the 20th century. Octavo, original beige cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Paul Wenck. Translated by A.W. Wheen. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 120467
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903.
The complete works of Ivan Turgenieff. Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood. With an introduction by Henry James. Octavo, 16 volumes, bound in full red morocco, gilt titles to the spine, inlayed
blue and red leather on inside boards, blue silk moire endpapers. Bound for Samuel French embossed on inside board, number 128 of 204. In near fine condition. An exceptional set.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 120373
"Strangers in the Night": First Edition of Patricia Highsmiths First Book; Inscribed by Her in the year of publication
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950.
First edition of the author’s classic first book, basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the dedication page, “Strangers in the night June 1, 1950 Patricia Highsmith.” Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Irv Doktor.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 120276
New York: Lippincott & Crowell, Publishers, 1980.
First edition of this classic work regarding Tom Ripley “who is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that ‘penniless young man without a past’ who will stop at nothing” (Frank Rich). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Patricia Highsmith on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Pat Voehl.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 120184
First Edition of Martin Flavin's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Journey in the Dark; in the scarce original dust jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1943.
First edition of this classic novel, which won 1943 Harper Prize and the 1944 Pulitzer Prize, which The New York Times called “a story of a boy from Iowa who becomes a business tycoon at the price of his integrity.” Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original first-issue dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 120356
The Works of Alexandre Dumas, Including: The Count of Monte-Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.
Boston: Little, Brown , 1899.
The international limited edition of the works of Alexandre Dumas. Octavos, 40 volumes, bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, illustrated. One of only 1,000 sets. In near fine condition.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 120147
Cincinatti: Columbia University Alumni Club of Cincinatti, 1949.
Rare Columbia University Alumni Banquet program signed by the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Large octavo, the program was printed for the Regional Columbia University Alumni Banquet held at the Netherland Plaza Hotel on November 22, 1949. Signed by Eisenhower on the front panel of the program. Eisenhower served as president of Columbia University after World War II, a position he held from 1948 to 1953. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 121022
Allahabad: A. H. Wheeler & Co, 1891.
Rare first edition of this collection of letters published without Kipling’s permission and so quickly suppressed. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated cloth. One of one thousand copies, many of which were destroyed at Kipling’s behest. In very good condition.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 120684
Rare Imperial Decree boldly signed by French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Two pages, partially printed in Italian, the decree outlines a proposal for the construction of a bridge over the Sesia River in Vercelli, to be financed by the Kingdom of Italy as part of Napoleon’s civic improvement plan initiated during his administration of Ital. Dated April 12, 1809, the decree reads in part, “Napoleon, by the grace of God & by the Constitution, French Emperor, King of Italy, Protector of the Rhine Confederation, have decreed and decree what follows: Art. 1. Our Kingdom of Italy will contribute the certain sum of 150,000 lire to the expense of building the Vercelli bridge on the Sesia. Art. 2. The payment will be made in installments at the rate of 50,000 lire per year starting from the current year. Art. 3. This expense will be carried into the budget of the Minister of the Interior, and to the head of the extraordinary works of water and roads. Art. 4. The Minister of the Interior is in charge of the execution of this decree. Given at our Imperial Palace of the Tuileries this day April 12, 1809″. Signed by Napoleon Bonaparte at the conclusion the decree, “Napole”. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Napoleon. The entire piece measures 31.5 inches by 21.25 inches.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 120531
"Already has every American wept; already have the sad funeral processions moved; and already have the virtues and the services of Washington been celebrated from the pulpit": Rare first edition of William Linn's A Funeral Eulogy, Occasioned by the Death of General Washington
A Funeral Eulogy, Occasioned by the Death of General Washington. Delivered February 22d, 1800, Before the New-York State Society of the Cincinnati.
New York: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1800.
Rare first edition of American Presbyterian minister William Linn’s Funeral Eulogy delivered before the New York State Society of the Cincinnati upon the death of President George Washington. Octavo, disbound. William Linn was the second President of Queen’s College (now Rutgers University), serving in a pro tempore capacity from 1791 to 1795. He was also the first Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives and an outspoken Federalist. In near fine condition. Small inscription.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 120490
New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1910.
First edition of Goldman’s most important collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Goldman. Boldly signed by Emma Goldman on the front free endpaper. In very good condition, bookplate to the front pastedown. With biographical sketch by Hippolyte Havel. Books signed by Goldman are rare.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 120387