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ESTLEMAN Loren

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Item Description: 1981. First Edition. ESTLEMAN, Loren D. Aces & Eights. Garden City: Doubleday, 1981. Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $125.First edition."A novel of the legend of Wild Bill Hickock." Price sticker on dust jacket front flap.Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket with very minor soiling to rear panel. An about-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100094

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COLWIN Laurie

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Item Description: 1982. First Edition. COLWIN, Laurie. Family Happiness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Octavo, original half beige cloth, original dust jacket. $150.First edition of Laurie Colwin's acclaimed novel about family expectations and inner longing, signed by her."Laurie Colwin's Family Happiness displays a richness of characterization reminiscent of 19th-Century British novels. Polly Demarest is the put-upon peacemaker in an eccentric, upper-middle-class Jewish family. When she finally tires of catering to the crotchets of her querulous relatives, she indulges herself for the first time and obtains something she really wants: an extramarital affair with the sensual painter, Lincoln Bennett. The pleasures and pains of their liaison help Polly to assert her independence and realize that her personal worth extends beyond doing what her family expects. In terms of conventional morality, she does stoop to conquerÑwhich makes the conquest all the more delicious" (Los Angeles Times). Book fine, dust jacket very nearly so with only mild toning to spine. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 105215

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DALVIMART Octavien ALEXANDER William

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Item Description: 1814. First Edition. (TURKEY) [DALVIMART, Octavien]. Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Turks. London: John Murray, 1814. Royal octavo, contemporary full dark red straight-grain morocco, gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, all edges gilt. $1500.First octavo edition of this collection of 60 lovely hand-colored aquatint images of Turkish occupations and costumes at the end of the 18th century, in contemporary morocco-gilt.The Costume of Turkey (1804) was one of a series of six folio costume books featuring foreign dress published by William Miller in the early 19th-century, with hand-colored stipple-engraved plates after drawings made in 1798 by Octavien d'Alvimart. In 1814, publisher John Murray bought out Miller's plate-book business, and issued a series of seven costume books in royal octavo, including the present volume on Turkey, which has reproduced the 60 plates in slightly smaller size using aquatint (rather than stipple-engraving) and hand-coloring. Each plate is accompanied by an explanation of the figure's role in society or in the Turkish court, with notes on details of dress, and was written by Miller or possibly by William Alexander, as in the folio first edition. Tooley 378. Colas 783. Kipperheide 1423. See Abbey Travel 370. Occasional spot of foxing, binding lightly rubbed at extremities. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106459

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HARRIS Moses

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Item Description: 1782. First Edition. HARRIS, Moses. Exposition of English Insects. London: Mr. White, 1782. Quarto, original marbled boards rebacked and recornered in green straight-grain morocco gilt, raised bands, uncut. $2800.Third edition, with one plain and 51 delicately hand-colored copper-engraved plates of nearly 500 illustrations of insects, entirely drawn and colored by Harris. In original boards, entirely uncutÑa lovely, clean, large copy.Moses Harris (1731-1785?) became Òone of the most outstanding authors of entomological literature during the 18th centuryÓ after studying under his uncle and earning his appointment as secretary of an Aurelian societyÑentomologists who took their name from the gold color of the chrysalids of the silkworm (Lisney, Bibliography of British Lepidoptera). ÒA beautiful work in great estimation,Ó each of this scarce editionÕs beautifully detailed plates was drawn and colored by Harris, who was considered Òthe best painter and engraver of insects of his dayÓ (Quaritch 2557). HarrisÕ text closely follows Òthe outlines of the system of Linnaeus,Ó and the volume features a preface and index, along with an engraved title page, one diagram plate and 51 hand-colored copper-engraved plates (including scarce frontispiece). Text in English and French. Preceded by 1776 and 1781 editions. Nissen ZBI 1838. See Benezit, 412. Bookplate of John Thomas Stanley, First Baron Stanley of Alderly (1766-1850). Bookseller ticket. Plates quite fresh, reinforcement to inner hinges, light scattered foxing to text, slight occasional dampstaining to margins and rear endpapers; original marbled boards quite nice. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 59233

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FOWLES John

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Item Description: 1965. First Edition. FOWLES, John. The Magus. Boston: Little, Brown, (1965). Tall octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $650.First edition, preceding the London first, of FowlesÕ second, highly acclaimed novel.ÒOne of the most engrossing reading experiences in modern fiction, a psychological mystery which is also a magnificent piece of story-tellingÓ (Pringle 29). The Magus is set Òon a vividly evoked Greek island. In an atmosphere of mystery, fantasy, and obsession, the novel concerns an Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, who obtains a teaching post on the island, and his involvement with an enigmatic Greek millionaire and his entourage; with its mythological dimension the suggests magic realism, and in the agnostic fatalism of its ending point, Greek tragedyÓ (Stringer, 228). ÒThe story is a modernized, worldly-wise version of The TempestÉ bathed in an atmosphere of mystery, eroticism and paranoiaÓ (Parker, 426-27). Owner signature.Interior generally clean, light staining to endpapers. Cloth with slightest toning to extreme edges. Dust jacket with light rubbing, two small chips to spine head, tape repairs to verso. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 65052

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CARTWRIGHT Julia ISABELLA D'ESTE

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Item Description: 1923. CARTWRIGHT, Julia. Isabella dÕEste, Marchioness of Mantua, 1474-1539. London: John Murray, 1923. Two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated bands, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $750.Early edition of this biography of one of the most important women of the Italian Renaissance, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.Known in her day as the Òfirst lady of the world,Ó Isabella dÕEste, Duchess of Mantua, was one of the leading patrons of the arts in Renaissance Italy. Illustrated with 18 black-and-white plates. First published 1903. Spines uniformly toned to brown. A fine copy, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 77950

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ELIOT George

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Item Description: 1860. First Edition. ELIOT, George. The Mill on the Floss. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. Three volumes. Octavo, original blind- and gilt-stamped russet cloth, uncut. $2200.First edition, in original cloth.EliotÕs largely autobiographical novel Òremains one of the most widely read of her worksÓ (Drabble, 651). This copy in binding A, which is presumably the earlier of the two variant bindings and certainly the more difficult to find (Carter, 111). With 16-page catalogue of ads at the end of Volume III. CBEL III:465. Volume I slightly shaken but quite sound. Extremities of original cloth gently bumped, gilt bright. A very good copy of this important literary work, much better than usually found. Bookseller Inventory # 24217

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COLE Ernest

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Item Description: 1967. First Edition. COLE, Ernest. House of Bondage. New York: Random House, (1967). Tall quarto, original cream cloth, photographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $550.First edition of the first and only photobook by Ernest Cole, Òa searing exposŽÓ of apartheid (Parr & Badger II), with 180 memorable black-and-white photogravures.ÒA searing exposŽ of the social and economic effects of apartheid on South AfricaÕs black population, House of Bondage was banned by the governmentÉAuthored by a self-taught black South African photojournalist, Ernest Cole, [it] shows his experience of apartheid from the inside. To do this, Cole managed to get himself officially reclassified as ÔcolouredÕ rather than ÔblackÉ gaining for himself more freedom of movement to carry out his self-imposed assignmentÓ (Parr & Badger II:93, 106). Cole eventually Òfled South Africa, carrying his seditious pictures as if they were diamonds. They were soon published by Random House. At 27, he found himselfÉ on top of the world and a long way from homeÓ (New York Times). Though House of Bondage made him the Òhero for a generation of aspiring photographers; despite the success of the book, he never worked again in his homeland, and died penniless and in exile in the United States in 1990É A work of genuine qualityÉ the comprehensiveness and humanity of its view is the reason for both its banning in South Africa and the plaudits it garnered elsewhereÓ (Parr & Badger II: 106). Text by Thomas Flaherty. Book fine; very lightest edge-wear to price-clipped dust jacket, about fine. Bookseller Inventory # 60120

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GURGANUS Allan

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Item Description: 1989. First Edition. GURGANUS, Allan. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket. $200.First edition of GurganusÕ Òextraordinary,Ó prize-winning and best-selling first novel,Ó boldly signed by him."The title of Allan Gurganus' extraordinary first novelÉ sounds like a tabloid headline, as if the author were spoofing his garrulous narrator, 99-year-old Lucy MarsdenÉ Like one of her more famous bed-bound literary forebears, the dreaming hero of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, Lucy Marsden is a vessel of mythic human historyÉ Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is an overwhelming performance" (New York Times). Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the book sold over four million copies and has been adapted for television and stage. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, flaps with slight marginal toning; minor creases to rear flap. Book fine. An about-fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104507

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BRODKEY Harold

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Item Description: 1988. First Edition. BRODKEY, Harold. Stories in an Almost Classical Mode. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $250.First edition of this collection of BrodkeyÕs stories, boldly signed by the author on the title page."This is a remarkable collection of stories. The writing is seriously, often painfully, honestÉ [One feels] that Brodkey has quite decidedly thrown emotional caution to the wind and permitted himself a degree of risk-taking that leaves the reader breathless with surprise and recognition" (Harvard Book Review). Includes the title story, "The Shooting Range," "Angel," "His Son, in His Arms, in Light, Aloft" and 13 more. These stories first appeared, sometimes in different forms, in magazines, principally The New Yorker. Book fine, dust jacket with small open tear to spine, light wear to extremities. A near-fine copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104828

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ANGELOU Maya

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Item Description: 2004. First Edition. ANGELOU, Maya. Hallelujah! The Welcome Table. New York: Random House, (2004). Octavo, original stiff rose paper boards, original dust jacket. $300.First edition of AngelouÕs cookbook and memoir, boldly inscribed by her in the year of publication across the half title to a fellow poet, ÒPoet Mary Rudge, Joy! from Maya Angelou & Mozetta, 10/2004.ÓAngelou celebrates the many connections between memory and food, peppering recipes for such dishes as caramel cake, bread pudding, braised short ribs, pork chops, minestrone soup, gazpacho and chakchouka (Moroccan stew) with always vivid and often moving stories from her life and travels. Illustrated with 15 full-page color photographs. Inscribed to Mary Rudge, beloved poet laureate of Alameda Island.A fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104784

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CHURCHILL Winston

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Item Description: 1938. First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. Arms and the Covenant. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. London: George G. Harrap, (1938). Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco, raised bands, spine compartments decorated with gilt Churchill lion emblems, top edge gilt. $1200.First edition of this collection of ChurchillÕs speeches on foreign affairs and national defense, with a photographic frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound.All but two of the speeches collected here were delivered by Churchill in the Commons in the years leading up to the Second World War. Collected by Churchill's son, Randolph, and revised a second time by Churchill, these represent some of the best written by a man who "devoted more time than any other modern orator to the preparation of his speeches" (Langworth, 190). "The finest (and most ominous) pre-war warning of Winston Churchill occurs on [its] penultimate pageÉ Available in no other Churchill bookÉ the last four paragraphs of that famous speech on 24 March 1938É summarize the theme of this volume, a precursor to the official theme of The Gathering Storm: 'How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness, and good nature allowed the wicked to re-arm'" (Langworth, 190). Cohen A107. Langworth, 191. Woods A44(a). A fine copy, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 104442

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ARNOLD Thurman

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Item Description: 1937. First Edition. ARNOLD, Thurman. The Folklore of Capitalism. New Haven and London: Yale University Press and Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1937. Octavo, original red cloth gilt, original dust jacket. $1500.Scarce first edition of ArnoldÕs Òexciting and stimulatingÓ case for a revitalized American economic and political Òcreed,Ó the copy of New Deal economist Alan R. Sweezy.In 1930, Arnold joined the legal faculty at Yale, where he "wrote two influential books, The Symbols of Government (1935) and The Folklore of Capitalism (1937), which catapulted him to the forefront of the national intellectual arena. In Symbols, Arnold argued that laws were not collections of immutable truths but rather mental representations of symbolic thinking. Arnold refashioned that argument and carried it a step further in Folklore, wherein he asserted that social progress was possible only through a pragmatic (rather than experimental) approach to government. Reassuring the nervous brokers on Wall Street that his was essentially a conservative diagnosis of America's economic and social ills were Arnold's assurances that there was no reason to root out capitalism; what civilization needed was fresh folklore for the common man and new vitalized myths." Shortly after Folklore's publication Arnold was appointed assistant Attorney General. "Many historians and commentators have referred to Arnold's tenure at Justice as the most effective of antitrust enforcement in U.S. history" (ANB). "Every reader will find it exciting and stimulatingÉ No student of the theory of government can afford to ignore its novel approach to fundamental problems" (LQR 54:603). NYU, 931. Ownership signature of economist Alan R. Sweezy, who in the 1930s helped establish Social Security and later worked at the Federal Reserve Board. Publisher's reply card laid in.Book fine with spine gilt bright. Original dust jacket with mild toning to spine and light edge-wear. A desirable and very nearly fine copy, with notable economic provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 104124

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SASSOON Siegfried

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Item Description: 1934. First Edition. SASSOON, Siegfried. Vigils. [Bristol: Privately printed for Douglas Cleverdon], 1934. Small quarto, original half rust cloth, uncut. $6000.Signed limited first edition, number 143 of only 303 copies signed and numbered by Sassoon on the colophon, this copy one of 66 reserved presentation copies and additionally inscribed by Sassoon with his characteristic interlocked double-S initials to Lady Ottoline Morrell, influential member of the famed Bloomsbury group: "O.M. from SS."Recipient Lady Ottoline Morrell, described as a "literary hostess" (ODNB), was friend, muse, and patron to numerous writers and artists, among them Henry James, Bertrand Russell, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, and of course Siegfried Sassoon, who lived at the Morrell's Garsington Manor while recuperating from an injury. These 22 poems "were engraved on copper by Charles Sigrist, and printed May, 1934. The frontispiece was designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden." After production of this limited edition, the plates were destroyed. Best-known for his World War I-era poetry, Sassoon was a solitary individual who surprised his friends by marrying Hester Gatty in December 1933, shortly before this volume was published. Rupert Hart-Davis records that Sassoon "longed for praise and recognition, but he was so instinctively reclusive, so unsure of his gifts and afraid of making a fool of himself, that he preferred his poems to appear first in small and expensive limited editions" (Sassoon, Diaries 1915-1918, 10). Keynes A39. Marginal pencil emendation to one poem.Near-fine condition. An excellent association copy of this scarce Sassoon limited edition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 105993

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JEAFFRESON John Cordy

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Item Description: 1875. JEAFFRESON, John Cordy. A Book about the Table. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1875. Two volumes in one. Thick octavo, publisher's half black cloth gilt, top edge gilt. $350.Second edition of JeaffresonÕs jocular survey of culinary history.Although he published nearly three dozen "adequately successful" novels, Jeaffreson made his true mark with a "a series of historical and literary studiesÉ conceived as anecdotal social history. The formula had a wide appealÉ [and] all sold well" (DNB), including this treasury of information about food and feasting through the ages. First published 1874. See Bitting, 245. Bookseller's small blindstamp. Old pencil prices. Owner annotation to title page, occasional marginalia.Text block expertly repaired. Light evidence of label removal to front board. Extremely good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 103875

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KING Captain Charles

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Item Description: 1905. First Edition. KING, General Charles. The Medal of Honor. New York: H.B. Claflin, 1905. Octavo, early three-quarter blue calf gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $400.First edition, handsomely bound by Bayntun."A story of peace and war," with illustrations by George Gibbs and E.W. Deming. Bookplate.A few leaves soiled, mild toning to top of boards. Near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104298

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MILNE A. A. FRASER-SIMSON Harold

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Item Description: 1928. First Edition. MILNE, A.A. (words). FRASER-SIMSON, H. (music). SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrations). More "Very Young" Songs from "When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six." London: Methuen and Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, (1928). Slim quarto, original half tan cloth, brown paper boards, mounted pictorial cover label, original dust jacket. $500.First trade edition of this collection of songs based on MilneÕs beloved poetry for children, with music by H. Fraser-Simson and illustrations by E.H. Shepard.In 1925, Harold Fraser-Simson set 14 poems from Milne's When We Were Very Young to a piano score. The project proved so successful, Fraser-Simson continued composing songs based on Milne's lyrics, ultimately writing 67 of them. First published in London in 1928, this volume of songs, with Ernest Shepard's charming illustrations, makes Milne's incomparable versesÑamong them "Us Two," "Knights and Ladies" and "Nursery Chairs"Ñstill more irresistible. Also issued in a signed limited edition of 100 copies. Cutler & Stiles, 116. Book very nearly fine with generally clean interior, mounted cover label lightly foxed. Extremely good dust jacket with spine and panels toned to brown, spine ends lightly worn, panels with mild foxing. A near-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106379

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ALCOTT William

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Item Description: 1838. First Edition. ALCOTT, William A. Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, And by Experience in All Ages. Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1838. Small octavo (measures 5 by 7-1/2 inches), original brown cloth. $950.First edition of the Òbest-known bookÓ by Alcott, first president of the American Vegetarian Society and uncle of novelist Louisa May Alcott, citing notables from Plutarch to Benjamin Franklin in emphasizing the value of a Òvegetable and fruit diet,Ó very scarce in original cloth.William Alcott, uncle of Louisa May Alcott and cousin to Bronson Alcott, was "America's first vegetarian physicianÉ he wrote numerous books advocating a vegetarian diet, including his best-known book, Vegetable Diet." Not long after the term "vegetarian" was coined, "sometime in the early 1840s in England," Alcott was elected the first president of the newly formed American Vegetarian Society, the "first secular vegetarian society" (Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, 608). In this groundbreaking work, the Yale-educated Alcott calls upon notables from Plutarch to Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin, and presents extensive arguments for the physiological, cultural, economic and medical superiority of a "vegetable and fruit diet." He also highlights its ethical considerations and writes: "If I have a favorite, with the rest, it is the moral argument." Advertisement page between title page and first preface leaf; errata to page xi verso. Bitting, 5-6. Lowenstein 226. Early owner inscription.Text generally fresh with slight scattered foxing (more to earlier leaves), tiny bit of marginal dampstaining to only a few leaves, faint rubbing to boards. A very good copy, very scarce in original cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 103652

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FORD Gerald R. CROSBY Harry COPLEY Helen COPELY Helen

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Item Description: 1981. FORD, Gerald R. Autograph letter signed. Rancho Mirage, California: December 18, [1981]. WITH: Engraved free frank envelope addressed in typescript. WITH: CROSBY, Harry, COPLEY, Helen. Last of the Californios. (La Jolla, California: Copley Books, 1981). Original letterhead leaf (6-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches), manuscript on the recto; original letterhead envelope (4-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches), typescript; tall quarto, original gilt-stamped red cloth, cartographic endpapers, original slipcase. $1500.Scarce December 1981 autograph letter signed by President Ford on his personal letterhead with embossed gilt presidential seal, entirely penned by Ford, thanking publisher Helen Copley, head of San Diego's Union Tribune Publishing Company and CEO of Copley Press, for her holiday gift of the signed limited first edition of Last of the Californios, with letter reading, "Betty and I love the magnificent bookÑLast of the Californios. We look forward to reading it more carefully. We are most grateful for your thoughtfulness at Christmastime. Betty joins me in wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jerry Ford," along with letterhead envelope bearing engraved free frank, addressed in typescript to Copley.Penned and signed by President Ford on his personal letterhead, containing his gilt-embossed presidential seal, his letter reads: "Dec. 18th. Dear Helen: Betty and I love the magnificent bookÑLast of the Californios. We look forward to reading it more carefully. We are most grateful for your thoughtfulness at Christmastime. Betty joins me in wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jerry Ford." On leaving the presidency, President and Mrs. Ford moved to California, where President Ford died on December 25, 2006. The recipient, Helen Copley, was publisher of Pulitzer Prize-winning San Diego Union-Tribune from 1971 to 2001. Also well-regarded philanthropist, Copley "gave millions to the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. She also underwrote the construction of a library at the University of San Diego" (New York Times). In the printed dedication to this signed limited first edition of Last of the Californios (number 415 of an unspecified limitation), Copley notes it is Copley Books' third book on Baja California, "the 'mother' of the California in which so many millions of us live todayÉ With these books we have striven to enrich the knowledge and renew the relationship and understanding between the peoples of the two Californias." Accompanying envelope containing Ford's engraved free frank with printed letterhead address of "Rancho Mirage, California 92270" addressed in typescript: "Mrs. Helen Copely [sic], Chairman of he Board, Copley Newspapers, P.O. Box 1530, La Jolla, California." Signed limited "Special Edition" of Last of the Californios, number 415 of an unspecified limitation signed by Copley and author/illustrator Harry W. Crosby, with over 60 illustrations and maps, many full page. Book, autograph letter signed and free frank envelope in fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 100690

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HARRIS Joel Chandler

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Item Description: 1905. First Edition. HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Told by Uncle Remus. New Stories of the Old Plantation. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1905. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $1800.First edition of the Òlast important collectionÓ of Uncle Remus tales, inscribed by the author, ÒFaithfully yours, Joel Chandler Harris, 10 February 1907.ÓIn 1880, Harris published his first book of Uncle Remus stories, setting down old African American folktales in the dialect in which he heard them. Seven more would follow. He "had announced in the preface to Uncle Remus and His Friends [1892] that 'the old man will bother the public no more with his whimsical stories.' But Harris' actual public was more receptive than the one he imagined, and their response called him back for moreÉ [and] he came out in 1905 with his last important collection, Told by Uncle Remus" (Raymond Hedin, Southern Literary Journal15:1, Fall 1982, page 90). The stories "were never meant to be told for the benefit of a white child; rather they were an integral part of the slave culture out of which they grew. Nevertheless, Harris made an important contribution by carefully and accurately preserving" them (Silvey, 296). Illustrated with 18 black-and-white plates. BAL 7156. Spiller et al., 540. See Blockson 6629. Bookseller's small ticket. Small inkstamp to front pastedown.Interior generally clean. Occasional minor marginal paper loss; light creasing to pages 51-78. Original cloth with mild rubbing to spine and front board. An extremely good inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 101904

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COLTON J. H. COLTON George W.

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Item Description: 1864. COLTON, J. H. Colton's Condensed Octavo Atlas of the Union: Containing Maps of All the States and Territories of the United States of America. New York: J.H. Colton, 1864. Octavo, original brown cloth. $1800.First edition of this Civil War-era octavo atlas of the United States, with 25 hand-colored double-page maps, including "the first map of Montana" (Wheat).Though this atlas was published during the Civil War, it ambitiously includes all of the southern and western states and territories. "A Colton map of 1864, published as a sheet in his atlas, is notable for its title: 'Map of Nebraska Dakota and Montana.' The mention of Montana has led to this particular map's being termed 'the first map of Montana'É Not referred to in the title are Colorado and New Mexico, which are shown entire, and Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Kansas, shown in part" (Wheat). The map of Texas, numbered 31-32, has a curious error, showing the eastern boundary of New Mexico too far east, placing it squarely in Texas proper. The Colton firm emerged before and during the Civil War as the foremost eastern cartographic publisher, filling "the need for new maps created by the establishment of the territories of Colorado, Nevada, and Dakota early in 1861" (Ristow, 459). Wheat, Transmississippi West 1100. Phillips, Atlases 1387. Sabin 14788 (erroneous publication date of 1862). Rear blank expertly reattached. Maps clean and fine, some light expert restoration to spine ends. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106443

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EMERSON Ralph Waldo DOVES PRESS

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Item Description: 1906. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson, with Preface by Thomas Carlyle. Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1906. Small quarto, original full vellum gilt, uncut. $2200.Limited Doves Press edition of EmersonÕs Essays, one of only 325 copies, beautifully printed from the first English edition by Cobden-Sanderson and Walker, bound in traditional Doves vellum.Originally published in 1841, this renowned collection of essays captures the spirit of Emerson's timelessness "without a trace of datingÉ The Essays' ethical inspiration and stimulation, their occasional startling phrase, their individualistic idealism, which stirred renascent Yankee New England to its depths, speaks with the same simple power and force in the midst of modern complexities" (Grolier American 100, 47). The Doves Press, founded in 1900 by Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, was one of the great English private presses. In contrast to Kelmscott, the books of the Doves Press were characterized by a stark simplicity. Its printer's device (the outline of two doves), for example, was used as its watermark rather than printed. Just two years after this edition appeared, Cobden-Sanderson asserted his independence from Walker by throwing the printing type (to which Walker laid claim) into the Thames. The Doves Press Essays contains the original preface by Thomas Carlyle and 12 of Emerson's humanist studies, including his celebrated "Self-Reliance," as well as "History," "Compensation," "Spiritual Laws," "Love," "Friendship," "Prudence," "Heroism," "Over-Souls," "Circles," "Intellect" and "Art." Ransom, Doves 9. Interior fine, vellum quite lovely. An exceptional copy. Bookseller Inventory # 105520

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CRICHTON Michael

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Item Description: 1992. First Edition. CRICHTON, Michael. Rising Sun. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $250.First trade edition of CrichtonÕs Òwidely read and passionately debated novel,Ó signed by the author.Upon its publication, Crichton's "widely read and passionately debated novel" Rising Sun "became an instant lightning rod. Some felt that the book was 'a thriller that doubles as a polemic,' as Robert B. Reich wroteÉ Some defended Crichton, as the novelist Robert Nathan didÉ saying that the author was 'no xenophobe, no fool, no ranting bigot.' Crichton, for his part, made no attempt to disguise his intent. He concluded the novel with an afterword that closed with the reminder: 'The Japanese are not our saviors. They are our competitors. We should not forget it'" (New York Times). Preceded by a signed limited edition of unknown size. Adapted to the screen in 1993, starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Small price stickers to rear panel of dust jacket.Dust jacket price-clipped. A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104505

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ELLWANGER George

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Item Description: 1902. First Edition. ELLWANGER, George H. The Pleasures of the Table: An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times. New York: Doubleday Page, 1902. Octavo, modern half green morocco gilt, marbled boards, uncut and occasionally unopened. $450.First trade edition, handsomely bound.This "informative and suggestive work" (Bitting, 144) celebrates "the history, literature and aesthetics of the table," surveying such specific subjects as cooking in the ancient world, early English cookbooks, a representative German bill of fare, French sauces and sweet desserts. With 34 illustrations, all but two on halftone plates, "some of them facsimiles of the title pages or rare or famous books, and reproductions of famous pictures on gastronomic subjects selected with discrimination" (Bitting, 144). Also issued in a limited edition of 40 copies on Imperial Japan paper. Cagle & Stafford 233. Gabler, 85. Interior generally clean. Closed tear to plate facing page 248. A few pages roughly opened; loss to upper corner of half title. An about-fine copy. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 103685

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LONGMAN C.J. WALROND H.

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Item Description: 1894. First Edition. LONGMAN, C.J. and WALROND, H. Archery. London: Longmans, Green, 1894. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked with original spine laid down, top edges gilt, uncut. $800.Limited large paper first edition, number 226 of only 250 copies, of this illustrated guide to the history and the art of the bow and arrow.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the "Badminton Library" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, "the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). This volume includes such chapters as "On Methods of Drawing and Loosing the Arrow," "Scottish Archery," "The Woodmen of Arden" and "Ladies' Archery." With 21 full-page plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Front boards gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Scattered light foxing. Light expert restoration to handsome binding. Bookseller Inventory # 105821

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MARX Karl

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Item Description: 1908. MARX, Karl. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1908-09. Three volumes. Thick octavo, original maroon publisher's cloth. $1200.Early mixed multi-volume edition in English, with first edition of Volume III, second editions of Volumes I-II, this work considered the definitive English edition, including the first volume written by Marx and the second and third volumes written by Frederich Engels from MarxÕs notes, in original gilt-lettered publisherÕs cloth."It is doubtful that any figure in history has inspired more violently contradictory opinions than Karl MarxÉ In his funeral eulogy for Marx, Engels concluded that 'Marx was above all a revolutionary" (Downs, 22). Expelled from Paris in 1844, Marx moved to London where, with Engels' support, he endured poverty and family tragedy, spending decades researching his defining analysis of capitalism. Upon publication of Marx's masterpiece in Hamburg, 1867, the International Working Men's Association officially named Das Kapital the "Bible of the working class." Only the first volume of the work was completed and published in Marx's lifetime, with the remainder constructed by Engels from Marx's posthumous papers. "Marx described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik des Politischen Oekonomie, 1859É The 'Athenaeum' reviewer of the first English [edition] later wrote: 'Under the guise of a critical analysis of capital, Karl Marx's work is principally a polemic against capitalists and the capitalist mode of production, and it is this polemical tone which is its chief charmÉ [Marx] wrote to Engels while the volume was still in the press, 'I hope the bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles all the rest of their lives" (PMM 359). Das Kapital's English translations have a complex history. As Untermann, editor of this edition, notes, "The first English translation of the first volume of Capital was edited by Engels and published in 1886. Marx had in the meantime made some changes in the text of the 2nd German edition and of the French translation, both of which appeared in 1873, and he had intended to superintend personally the edition of an English version. But the state of his health interfered with this plan. Engels utilised his notes and the text of the French edition of 1873 in the preparation of a 3rd German edition, and this served as a basis for the 1st edition of the English translation. Owing to the fact that the title page of this English translation (Swan Sonnenschein [1887]) did not distinctly specify that this was but volume I, it has often been mistaken for the complete work, in spite of the fact that the prefaces of Marx and Engels clearly pointed to the actual condition of the matter. In 1890, four years after the publication of the 1st English edition, Engels edited the proofs for a 4th German edition of volume I and enlarged it still more after repeated comparison with the French edition and with manuscript notes of Marx. But the Swan Sonnenschein edition did not adopt this new version in its subsequent English issues. The American edition will be the first complete English edition of the entire Marxian theories of Capitalist Production. It will contain all three volumes of Capital in full." Untermann does not mention or was unaware that Volume I only of Capital, "Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production," was published in New York concurrent with the London Swan Sonnenschein edition. This three-volume edition contains the first edition of Volume III: second editions of Volumes II-III (preceded respectively by the 1906 and 1907 editions). Owner inkstamps (Vols. I-II).A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 105817

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BRANAGAN Thomas

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Item Description: 1804. First Edition. (SLAVERY) BRANAGAN, Thomas. A Preliminary Essay, on the Oppression of the Exiled Sons of Africa. Consisting of Animadversions on the Impolicy and Barbarity of the Deleterious Commerce and Subsequent Slavery of the Human Species; To which is added, A Desultory Letter Written to Napoleon Bonaparte, Anno Domini 1801. Philadelphia: John W. Scott, 1804. Small octavo (4-1/4 by 6-1/2 inches), contemporary full brown tree sheep rebacked, redmorocco spine label. $2200.First edition of the influential first book by the one-time slave trader turned abolitionist, a seering eyewitness account of the Middle Passage and slavery in the 1700s, containing some "of the most gruesome scenes of cruelty perpetrated," with Jefferson possessing a presentation copy of this edition in his library, featuring woodcut-engraved frontispiece of slave-drivers."The works of Branagan had a tremendous influenceÉ Speaking as a former slave trader, from his own experience and observations, he received widespread attention" (Dumond, 80). The Irish-born Branagan "went to sea at 13, serving at one point on a ship carrying slaves from West Africa to the West Indies. By 1793 he had signed on a British privateer that preyed on the ships carrying French planters and their slaves from Cap Francais and Port-au-Prince to American ports. Soon afterward he accepted a job overseeing a sugar plantation in Antigua," and on immigrating to Philadelphia, became a devout Christian and abolitionist. This record of his firsthand experiences, interwoven with select published accounts, contains some "of the most gruesome scenes of cruelty perpetrated under slavery" (Nash, Forging Freedom, 178). He sent a copy to Jefferson, whose library also included an 1808 Branagan work. "Because of the politically sensitive themes of Branagan's writings, Jefferson never replied to his letters, although in 1805 he asked George Logan to explain his silence verbally to Branagan" (National Archives). While Branagan clearly identified with the victims of slavery in this work, later writings reveal a conflicted racism. With rear leaf of publisher's advertisement. Shaw & Shoemaker 5901. Sabin 7379. Sowerby 1394. Contemporary owner inscriptions.Text fresh with light scattered foxing, gutter-edge tear to frontispiece minimally affecting image, expert restoration to board extremities. An extremely good copy, desirable in contemporary sheep boards. Bookseller Inventory # 106029

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WHITMAN Walt

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Item Description: 1882. First Edition. WHITMAN, Walt. Specimen Days & Collect. Philadelphia: Rees Welsh & Co., 1882-83. Octavo, gilt-stamped yellow cloth. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $3500.First edition, first issue, with tipped-in autograph address leaf to WhitmanÕs friend and supporter, the ÒCriticÓ editor Jeannette Gilder.Tipped to the front free endpaper is a front envelope panel addressed in Whitman's hand to "J. L. Gilder/ office Critic newspaper/ 75-7 Broadway/ New York City." The lower left corner of the envelope carries the ink stamp "Walt Whitman/ Camden/ New Jersey." Whitman first befriended Jeannette L. Gilder in 1878 when she was with the Herald. In 1881 Gilder co-founded and edited the Critic, which published many of Whitman's pieces. Whitman's time recuperating after two devastating strokes at the homestead of the tenant farming family of Harry Stafford inspired his "delightfully fresh and random book Specimen Days, 'free gossip mostlyÉ He wanted his fragmentary prose to be 'a rapid skimming over the pond-surface of my life, thoughts, experiencesÉ" (Callow, From Noon to Starry Night, 342). Myerson's binding "B" (no priority established); single sepia photograph of Whitman on coated paper and butterfly (after page 122), denoted "Sequence A" by Myerson (A.11.1.a). BAL 21422. Bookplate.Spine extremities chipped, inner hinges expertly reinforced, interior clean with the few marginal pencil lines and underlinings. Very good condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106138

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GRANT Ulysses S. MIDDLETON E. O.

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Item Description: 1864. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed Grant portrait. Cincinnati: E.C. Middleton, 1864. Paper on canvas, oval image measures 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches; period-style frame, entire piece measures 17 by 21 inches. $6500.Contemporary chromolithographic portrait of Grant, laid on canvas, in a gilt frame.Cincinnati engraver Elijah C. Middleton used a unique method of lithographyÑprinting on canvas-backed paper in oil-based inksÑto produce color images of unusually high quality that were still affordable. Starting around 1861, his portraitsÑoften of figures such as George and Martha Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster or General GrantÑwere prized not just locally, but even drew the attention of East Coast markets and competitors. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 103560

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OGILBY John

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Item Description: 1670. First Edition. OGILBY, John. Africa: Being an Accurate Description of the Regions of Aegypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethopia, and the Abyssines, with all the Adjacent IslandsÉ London: Printed by Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1670. Folio (11 by 17 inches), period-style full mottled and paneled calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, red morocco spine label, marbled endpapers. $20,000.First edition of the most authentic and comprehensive work in English on Africa published during the 17th century, superbly illustrated with 13 double-page maps, 30 double-page copper-engraved plans and views, eight full-page plates (including an engraved frontispiece), more than 40 in-text engraved vignettes by Hollar and others, and a large folding map of the entire African continent (measuring 18 by 23 inches when open). Handsomely bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style calf. A magnificent volume.The first in what was intended to be a comprehensive series of world atlases, Ogilby's Africa is widely recognized as one of the finest English illustrated books relating to that continent. The text, drawn in part from that of Ogilby's contemporary Olfert Dapper, was the most extensive English account of Africa published to date. The work's primary value, however, lies in its extensive notes on southern Africa and its splendid engraved maps, plans and viewsÑthis copy contains 53 plates altogetherÑas well as its more than 40 in-text vignettes. The 14 maps include the large (18 by 23 inches when opened) folding engraved map showing all of Africa, as well as double-page maps of Egypt, Morocco, southern (or "Aethopia") and western ("Negroland") Africa, the Congo, Madagascar, and the Cape Verde and Canary Islands. Among the superb engraved views and plates are Alexandria and Cairo, Tangier, Tripoli, Tunis, Algeries, St. Helena, and the pyramids, as well as important depictions of the region's inhabitants and wildlife. The portions of the book relating to southernmost Africa include extensive notes on the rulers and inhabitants of dozens of separate African nations, including Lovango, Angola, Congo, Guinee, Burno, Nubia and many others. These descriptions, among the first in English relating to this part of Africa, opened a window onto a new and largely unexplored world. "Ogilby may be considered as the English De Bry, his works are similar in their objects, compilation, and mode of illustrations" (Cox II, 69). Copies are found with varying plate configurations: in addition to those listed on the plate list at the end of the volume, a series of additional plates is sometimes included. This copy includes all plates called for in the list, with four additional (frontispiece and three other plates, bound at pages 385, 398 and 401). With half title. With 14 of the 18 preliminary pages of place name lists, printed on one side only, called for by Hosken (152). Cox I:361. Wing O163. Lowndes 1719. Allibone, 1450. Text and plates with some leaves expertly cleaned, occasional marginal expert paper restoration, faint marginal dampstaining to a few leaves. A splendid volume, scarce and significant. Bookseller Inventory # 105634

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