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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

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Item Description: 1779. First Edition. FRANKLIN, Benjamin.Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces; Arranged under the Following HeadsÉ General Politics; American Politics before the Troubles; American Politics during the Troubles; Provincial or Colony Politics; Miscellaneous and Philosophical Pieces.London: J. Johnson, 1779.First edition, octavo issue, of this major collection of Franklin's writings, many printed here for the first time, containing his powerful testimony before Parliament in 1766, in which his eloquent answers to questions about the Stamp Act and other incendiary measures made Franklin "the foremost spokesman for the American cause," printed with "substantially the same setting of type" as quarto issue, especially scarce in contemporary calf boards. Complete with frontispiece portrait of Franklin.This important work "is the only edition of Franklin's writings (other than his scientific), which was printed during his life time; was done with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' [Addenda & Corrigenda] made by him for it" (Ford 342). Edited by his close friend Benjamin Vaughan and published in London while Franklin was serving as America's ambassador, this seminal collection contains many of his writings on the rebellious American colonies and incendiary British measures such as the Stamp Act. Of particular interest is The Examination of Dr. Benjamin Franklin (255-301), a record of his 1766 appearance before Parliament. In Franklin's answers to the over 150 questions posed him in an afternoon of "highly charged testimony, he would turn himself into the foremost spokesman for the American cause" (Isaacson, 229). Responding to a question over how Americans might react to a British army sent to enforce the Stamp Act, Franklin replied that if such an army landed on American shores: "They will not find a rebellion: they may indeed make one" (275-6). In subsequent testimony he soundly declared that Americans saw themselves as fully due "all the privileges and liberties of EnglishmanÉ that they are not to be taxed but by their common consent (italics in original, 297)). In addition to these and other pivotal writingsÑ including pieces on the "Way to Wealth," language, scientific experiments and observations on the Aurora Borealis, this volume offers first printings of many philosophical pieces that, the editor notes, "are not elsewhere extant in print." Octavo issue, printed by the same publishers the same year as the quarto and "from substantially the same setting of type" (Adams 79-38b). Franklin's famous epitaph is printed prior to a lengthy appendix, an index, and Franklin's Addenda and Corrigenda.Ford 342. Howes F330. Sabin 25565.Text and plates fresh with only light scattered foxing, small expertly repaired marginal loss to corner of one leaf not affecting text (531), minor rubbing to boards. A scarce extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100243

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Anatomy of the Brain

BELL, Charles

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Item Description: 1802. First Edition. BELL, Charles.The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings.London: for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, et. al., 1802.First edition of Scottish surgeon Sir Charles Bell's Anatomy of the Brain, featuring 12 aquatint anatomical plates (eleven hand-colored)Ñ"engraved by Thomas Medland after Bell's own drawingsÉ probably Bell's most beautiful work on neuroanatomy and one of the most beautifully illustrated in the entire literature"Ñmost scarce in contemporary calf and marbled boards.In this scarce first edition of Anatomy of the Brain, Bell "displays both his descriptive and artistic capabilities. The 12 aquatint plates (eleven of them hand-colored) were engraved by Thomas Medland after Bell's own drawings and constitute what is probably Bell's most beautiful work on neuroanatomy and one of the most beautifully illustrated in the entire literature" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1297). Moving to London in 1804, Bell "developed his experimental techniques involving the peripheral nerves in order to discover how the brain functionsÉ Bell introduced new methods of determining the functional anatomy of the nervous systemÉ His techniques and observations led to Johannes Müller's generalizations on the sensory functions of the nervous systemÉ Bell's great discovery was that there are two kinds of nerves, sensory and motor," and his "systems of anatomy, dissections and surgery still stand unrivaled for facility of expression, elegance of style and accuracy of description" (DNB; Chouland, 343). Bell's plates in Anatomy of the Brain "are among the most beautiful in neuroanatomy. Plate I is important for its accurate portrayal of the cerebral gyriÉ Plates I-X were engraved in colors as well as colored by hand" (Norman 168).Waller 860.Text and plates very fresh with lightest scattered foxing, slight edge-wear, mild rubbing to boards. A very handsome near-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 86842

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Ten (i.e. Forty) Lithographic Coloured Flowers

ANONYMOUS

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Item Description: 1826. First Edition. ANONYMOUS.Ten [i.e. Forty] Lithographic Coloured Flowers with Botanical Descriptions. Drawn and Coloured by a Lady.Edinburgh: David Brown (R.H. Nimmo, lithographer), 1826-[1828].Four parts in one.First edition of this splendid celebration of flora, boasting 40 magnificent, hand-colored botanical platesÑ"a delightful work, very carefully drawn and coloredÉ An early example of the successful use of lithography," a beautiful copy from the library at Hawthornden, the ancestral home of an original subscriber as well as celebrated Scots poet William Drummond. Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full straight-grain morocco gilt.This collection of brilliant, detailed botanical plates instructs British gardeners in the history, cultivation and chief virtues of 40 varieties of flora, from the Two-Colored Begonia ("This magnificent PlantÉ when grown to perfection, is a most ornamental one") to the Common Jasmine ("There is an elegance in the Jasmine, which added to its fragrance, renders it an object of universal admiration"). The splendid lithographs, accompanied by often enjoyably effusive commentary, also depict such flowers as the Splendid Sage, the Side-Saddle Flower, the Middlemists Red Carnillia ("the greatest ornament of the Green-House"), the Large-flowered Trumpet Flower ("magnificent, elegant and highly ornamentalÉ worthy of a place in every Conservatory"), the Mexican Tiger Flower ("Nothing can be more superb"), the Three-Colored Crane's Bill and the American Crinum. This work, executed by an unkonwn artist but "delightfulÉ [and] very carefully drawn and coloredÉ [and] an early example of the successful use of lithography" (Dunthorne 19), appeared in four fascicules of ten plates each over a period of two years, sold by subscription.Twyman, Early Lithography I, 131. Not in Nissen, Plesch or De Belder.A fine copy, beautifully bound, with a notable provenance traced back to an original subscriber. Bookseller Inventory # 59178

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Lady and the Tramp

DISNEY, Walt; GREENE, Ward

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Item Description: 1953. First Edition. Signed. (DISNEY, Walt) GREENE, Ward.Lady and the Tramp.New York: Simon and Schuster, (1953).First edition, boldly signed across the title page by Walt Disney in his usual blue crayon.Greene, the editor and manager of the newspaper syndicate King Features, was the author of the short story, "Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog," which came to Walt Disney's attention. At Disney's request, Greene developed the story into a full-length novel on which the film, one of the most popular of Disney's animated features, was based.Book about-fine, dust jacket near-fine with only light rubbing and toning to extremities. A lovely signed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100286

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Annual Reports of the United States Geological Survey (1867-1878)

HAYDEN, F. V; YELLOWSTONE

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Item Description: 1873. First Edition. HAYDEN, Ferdinand Vandiveer.Annual Reports of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories [for the years 1867-78].Washington: Government Printing Office, 1873-83.Twelve volumes (eleven text volumes and separate octavo portfolio of folded maps).Scarce complete set of first editions of Hayden's important surveys, profusely illustrated with nearly 700 maps and platesÑmany folding, many in colorÑand numerous in-text illustrations. A monumental primary source offering a wealth of geological, topographical, mineralogical, paleontological and zoological knowledge of the American West, including particular attention to Yellowstone National Park in the final annual report, the capstone to Hayden's life's work. "Yellowstone cartography was placed [by Hayden] on a vastly higher level; these must be regarded as the first modern maps of the Park" (Wheat, 349). Accompanied by scarce map portfolio containing nine very large folding maps and one sheet with three tinted panoramic views. An undisputed landmark of American natural history and cartography.In 1872 Hayden resigned as a professor of geology at the University of Pennsylvania to devote full time to the United States Geologic Survey. His natural-history surveys of Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming "laid the foundation for the United States Geological Survey as it exists today" (DAB). Over the course of his career, Hayden's name became virtually synonymous with the Yellowstone National Park region. He had been one of the first to explore the area, acting as the official geologist for both the Warren and Raynolds expeditions in 1856, 1857 and 1859. Following the Washburn-Doane expedition of 1871, as the idea emerged to make Yellowstone the United States' first national park, Hayden returned to the field, and his reconnaissance work led to the founding of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 (Brown, 193). Not until 1878, however, was Hayden able to complete a comprehensive survey of the park area. "Hayden was an influential naturalist, an innovative geologist and a masterful entrepreneur for scienceÉ From his explorations of the Yellowstone region, he gained a reputation as the popularizer of natural wonders and sceneryÉ His colleagues elected him to the National Academy of Sciences in 1873, as well as to the leading scientific bodies in the United States and Europe, because of the important research he engendered" (ANB). Every report is divided into several parts, each assembled by one of the specialists on his expedition.Wheat, 344-49 (and see items 1225, 1231, 1233, 1239). See Sabin 31006, Soliday 1064.Interiors fine, only a few maps split along folds, minor rubbing to original cloth, some headbands frayed, portfolio binding expertly repaired. An extremely good complete set. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 67454

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LINCOLN, Abraham; SEWARD, William H.

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Item Description: 1862. First Edition. Signed. LINCOLN, Abraham.Manuscript document signed.Washington, November 5, 1862.1862 official manuscript document signed by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of State Seward, a rare official presidential pardon in a secretarial hand offering key insight into Lincoln's decision-making process as well as his deeply considered reasoning in issuing any offer of clemencyÑthe "range of explicit justifications offered by Lincoln is quite remarkable, especially in comparison to that of the warrants issued by Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison"Ñwith embossed wax Seal of the United States affixed alongside the signatures of Lincoln and Seward.This rare official pardon from Abraham Lincoln, signed by him and countersigned by Secretary of State William Seward, grants clemency to a Richard Maryman on his serving most of a three-year sentence for grand larceny. Lincoln's pardons are especially prized by historians, for they offer clear evidence of the President's "decision making processesÉ the warrants issued by Lincoln reveal a clemency process that isÑ unlike that of the first four presidentsÑ remarkably public in natureÉ Lincoln readily utilized the pardoning power, gaining a reputation for being moved by appeals for mercy with his magnanimous approach to clemency requests. It is further evident that Lincoln at times granted clemency (and amnesty) with an eye toward certain political ends or as a component of military strategy. Additionally, acts of pardon extended by Lincoln drew praise or fire depending on the circumstances surrounding particular exercises of clemency." Lincoln's distinctive use of pardons is perhaps best known in his issuance, in the year after this pardon, of his "Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction": his attempt to outline a plan for dealing with a rebellious South. To presidential and legal scholars that Proclamation and pardons such as this point to Lincoln's very particular attention, at all times, to evaluating the basis, as well as political usefulness, of any offer of clemency. "The range of explicit justifications offered by Lincoln is quite remarkable, especially in comparison to that of the warrants issued by Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison. The nation's first four presidents offered little explanation for their decisions and often relied on vague phrases" (Ruckman and Kincaid, The Forgotten Side of Lincoln's Clemency Policy). As this document shows, Lincoln made sure to be clear about the factors influencing his decisionÑ especially when he speaks of Maryman's "penitent and exemplary manner" and "good character," and cites the influential positions of those who brought Maryman's case to his attentionÑ"the Mayor of the City of Washington, and other resepctable townsmen." This signed pardon also hold particular interest in its countersignature by Secretary of State Seward, who was targeted by assassins the same night Lincoln was shot. As John Hay observes, Seward was "the first man named in Lincoln's Cabinet and the first who acknowledged his personal preeminenceÉ From the beginning of the Administration to that dark and terrible hour when they were both struck down by the hand of murderous treason, there was no shadow of jealousy or doubt ever disturbed their mutual confidence and regard" (At Lincoln's Side, 128-9).The text of the document reads: [secretarial hand] "Abraham Lincoln. President of the United States of America. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas at the June Term, A.D. 1860, of the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia, one Richard Maryman was convicted of Grant Larceny and sentenced to imprisonment in the Penitentiary for the period of three years; And whereas, the said Richard Maryman has now suffered more than two-thirds of his allotted term, conducting himself in a penitent and exemplary manner; And whereas, it appears that the said Richard Maryman sustained a good character prior to the commission of the offence for which he was co. Bookseller Inventory # 87671

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Photographic History of the Civil War

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan

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Item Description: 1911. First Edition. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor.The Photographic History of the Civil War.New York: Review of Reviews, 1911.Ten volumes.Limited first edition of Miller's famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing "thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities." This is number 63 of 1000 sets bound in the handsome publisher's deluxe full morocco-gilt."This mammoth workÉ a necessary part of any civil war library," contains contributions from over 39 eminent individuals, including academicians, President William H. Taft, and veteran officers of both Confederate and Union forces, many of whom wrote from personal experience. A number of the photographs, previously unpublished, are from the collections of private individuals, including the extensive Eldridge Collection of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs, "easily five times larger than that of any contemporary" (Everitt). "Zealous in their work, often regardless of danger, and at all times handicapped by the vexing difficulties of the photographic process of that day," Brady and his assistants "carried their cameras to every scene that promised an interesting picture," capturing "scenes of actual conflict, others of places devastated by gunfire, of troops on the march or in bivouac, and of individual officers and men" (DAB).Eicher 771. Nicholson, 516.A few covers with minor discoloration; expert repair to front joint of Volume I and headcaps of Volumes II and III. A very handsome set in near-fine condition, most desirable in rare publisher's deluxe full morocco bindings. Bookseller Inventory # 88441

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British Sports and Sportsmen

HUTCHINSON, Horace G.; SPORTING

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Item Description: 1935. First Edition. HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor.British Sports and Sportsmen. Sportsmen of the Past; Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets, and Other Ball Games; Cricket and Football; Modern Commerce, Transport Motoring and Aviation; The Story of Shipping; Breeding Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits; Commerce & Industry; Polo and Coaching; Racing and Coursing; Modern Flat-Racing Steeplechasing Point-to-Point Racing Coursing and Greyhound Racing; Hunting; Shooting and Deerstalking; The Story of Shipping; Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and Other Ball Games Winter Sports.London: Sports and Sportsmen, circa 1908-1935.Together, thirteen volumes.Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes."This retrospect does not extend quite to the days of Nimrod and the mighty hunters of whom we know only by legendary record, but it does go back about as far as oral tradition can carry. There is hardly a sportsman of note, of whom our fathers have told us, whose lineaments are not shown and his biography sketched." Illustrated with numerous full-page tissue-guarded photogravures and a vast number of photographic illustrations, with personal narratives from the experiences of various sportsmen from throughout the British Empire, biographies, and articles by leading sportswriters of the day.Light scattered foxing to interiors, only slight rubbing to full leather bindings. A near-fine set, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 86977

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Quiet American

GREENE, Graham

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Item Description: 1955. First Edition. Signed. GREENE, Graham.The Quiet American.London: William Heinemann, (1955).First edition, presentation copy, of Greene's controversial and "tart study of an American Government do-gooder in Saigon," inscribed on the title page to famous respected journalist and film and theater critic Clive Hirschhorn, wildly known for his massive collection of modern first editions: "For Clive from Graham Greene," in scarce original dust jacket."I think a writer ought to be a bit of grit in the state machine," Graham Greene once said. In this "tart study of an American Government do-gooder in Saigon during the anti-French uprisings of the mid-1950s" (New York Times), Greene's critically praised novel proves "urgent, mournful and unsparingÉ there's not another book quite like it" (Salon). Adapted to the screen in 1958, and again in 2002 with Michael Caine.Miller 35a.Book with only slight rubbing to corners and minor bubbling to cloth, dust jacket with light rubbing to extremities and mild toning to spine. A near-fine presentation copy, most desirable inscribed and with a wonderful provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 89630

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Officers and Gentlemen

WAUGH, Evelyn

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Item Description: 1955. First Edition. Signed. WAUGH, Evelyn.Officers and Gentlemen.London: Chapman & Hall, 1955.First edition of the central work in Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy, presentation/association copy inscribed to his biographer Frederick J. Stopp, "For Fred, with warm regards form Evelyn."Evelyn Waugh's experiences in the Second World War, especially during the Allied reverse in Crete, were the basis for Officers and Gentlemen, the second novel in his Sword of Honour trilogy. Begun in 1953 and completed at the end of 1954, this critically praised work underscores Waugh's "disillusionment with the armyÉ [and] feelings of humiliation over the débČcle in CreteÉ drawing heavily on the diary written at the time" (Hastings, 571). Cyril Connolly called this "one of Waugh's best-written books" (Sunday Times), and the Times Literary Supplement noted that "Waugh's dialogue and description is as high as ever, his prose just as delightful and dexterous."Book fine; light edge-wear to bright about-fine dust jacket. A highly desirable association copy in about-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 69581

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Trumpet of the Swan

WHITE, E.B.

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Item Description: 1970. First Edition. Signed. WHITE, E.B.The Trumpet of the Swan.New York: Harper & Row, (1970).First edition of E.B. White's third and final children's book, with lovely illustrations by Edward Frascino, inscribed in the year of publication using his nickname: "Ann with love (and in sorrow) Andy White. N. Brooklin. Aug 1970.""White's last book for children, published almost 20 years after Charlotte's Web, is the unlikely tale of Louis, a mute trumpeter swan (named for Louis Armstrong), who compensates for his muteness by becoming a virtuoso player of a real trumpetÉ As he had done with Charlotte's Web, [White] researched his material thoroughlyÑ making inquiries about everything from the annual migration of trumpeter swans to the workings of the swan boats in the Boston Public GardenÑ and he wrote the text with the same scrupulous attention to detailÉ E.B. White has won a place in the hearts of the young forever" (Silvey, 677-78).Anderson, 5. See Cotsen 11943.Book near-fine, with only faint stain to edge of text block, and slight foxing to cloth. Corner-clipped dust jacket bright and fine. A most desirable inscribed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100242

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French Poets and Novelists

JAMES, Henry

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Item Description: 1893. Signed. JAMES, Henry.French Poets and Novelists.London: Macmillan, 1893.Second English edition, Globe printing, of this early collection of 12 essays on French literature by James, an exceptional copy inscribed by him with phrasing from his Theory of Fiction, "For these or those who have been initiated into art by production [flourish] the subject is as much a part of their work as their hunger is a part of their dinner. Henry James [flourish] May 18th, 1904.""Henry James is the most voluminous, and probably the best, American critic of French literature" (Fay, French Review, 24:4,325). James was only a baby when he "made his first contact with France in 1844É He was in Europe again from 1855 to 1858, much of the time in Paris, and again in 1859-60. After a ten-year interval in America," James continued, throughout his life, to frequently visit France and especially Paris. "The fruit of these visits was a lifelong interest in French literature, an interest which left its mark on his own work." This volume's 12 essays, which appeared in American periodicals such as The Galaxy and The North American Review from 1873-77, includes those on Baudelaire, Sand, Flaubert, de Musset, two on Balzac, and an essay on French theatre. These were collected and first "published in book form in 1878 as French Poets and Novelists" (Pacey, American Literature 13:3, 240). "James possessed a point of view tailor-made for the vocation of literary criticism." He once memorably described the critic's life as "heroic, for it is immensely vicarious. He has to understand for others" (New York Times).Supino 5.4.0. See Supino 5.1.0; Phillips, 10-11; BAL 10534.Text fresh and clean, faint foxing mainly to endpapers, light edge-wear, faint rubbing to cloth. A handsome near-fine signed copy with a memorable inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 84005

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Magia Adamica. WITH: Ma'n-Mouse

PHILALETHES, Eugenius; VAUGHAN, Thomas

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Item Description: 1650. First Edition. PHILALETHES, Eugenius (pseudonym of VAUGHAN, Thomas).Magia Adamica: or The Antiquitie of Magic and the Descent thereof from Adam downwards, proved. Whereunto is added a perfect, and full Discoverie of the true Coelum Terrae, or the Magician's Heavenly Chaos, and first Matter of all Things. London: Printed by T.W. for H.Blunden, 1650. BOUND WITH: The Ma'n-Mouse.London: Printed for H. Blunden, 1650.Together in one volume.First edition of Eugenius Philalethes' (Thomas Vaughan's) rare history of magicÑVaughan "is never more erudite than here" (Henderson)Ñtogether in one volume with the rare first edition of the same year's Ma'n-Mouse, Vaughan's angry response to charges of delusional alchemy, two major works by the controversial 17th-century thinker who influenced 19th-century occultists and is recently seen as expressive of "the Vitalist movement of the 1650s and early modern advances in chemistry" (Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature). Beautifully bound.When Vaughan published one of his first works, Anima magica abscondita (1650) under the pseudonym Eugenius Philalethes, "he drew upon the Hermetic tradition of occult philosophyÑparticularly Cornelius Agrippa and Michael SendivogiusÑfor his accounts of the creation of matter and the nature of man, and for his vision of the World Soul as a dynamic force behind physical motion and the process of Christian regeneration. Vaughan's belief that the mysterious powers animating the material universe could be unlocked by the practice of alchemy led Henry More to attack his arguments in print and to brand him a deluded, anti-rational 'enthusiast.' Vaughan responded vehemently with The Ma'n-Mouse Taken in a Trap (1650), and in Magia Adamica (1650) undertook to justify magic as an age-old quest for knowledge of the 'first matter' at the heart of nature, going back through the Rosicrucians and Hermes Trismegistus to Moses and Adam himself" (Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature II:1001-1002). To many, with Magia Adamica, "Vaughan is never more erudite," demonstrating "alchemy's powerful magic could express significant stages in any deep process of self-discovery" (Henderson). To Anthony Wood, Vaughan was "a great chymist [sic], a noted son of the fire" (Allibone III:2613). Henry More, however, would attack Vaughan again by mounting "a defense of Cartesian philosophy in The Second Lash (1651), which drew from Vaughan another assertion of the Vitalist case against atomist materialism in The Second Wash (1651). The controversy between the two men ended there." Vaughan continued exploring his theories in successive works, denying "he had ever engaged in alchemy for anything other than 'true experimental knowledge.' Ridiculed by Samuel Butler in the first canto of Hudibras (1663) and Jonathan Swift in A Tale of a Tub (1704), Vaughan fell into oblivion until a revival of interest in his work among 19th-century occultists culminated in Waite's edition of 1919É Recently his work has been reassessed in relation to the Vitalist movement of the 1650s and early modern advances in chemistry" (Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature II:1001-1002).Duveen, 598. Ferguson II:195. Hall, 133. Lowndes, 2757. Wing V151, V153. ESTC R203905, R203907.Text generally fresh; Magia Adamica title page with minor restoration to gutter edge, Ma'n-Mouse title page expertly mounted with closed tear miminally affecting text, lightest edge-wear to rear text leaf. An extremely good copy, with works rarely found together in one volume. Stunningly bound in restoration-style full gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 90307

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LINCOLN, Abraham

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Item Description: 1864. Signed Trade. LINCOLN, Abraham.Engraved document signed.Washington, DC: March 19, 1862.Fine Lincoln document signed as President, appointing Alexander M.C. Bishop as Assistant Paymaster to the Navy during the Civil War, countersigned by Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, with fragile embossed paper seal present.When Gideon Welles became Secretary of the Navy he was immediately faced with the loss of more than half of the officer corpsÑover 300 of whom either resigned or were dismissed as disloyal. Welles moved quickly to expand the navy, first by initiating a river fleet that would assist in the internal blockade of the Confederacy, and then by purchasing merchant vessels that could be converted rapidly into fighting ships.Document with a bit of spotting and toning. Lincoln's signature bold and fine. An excellent framed piece. Bookseller Inventory # 86854

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Separate Peace

KNOWLES, John

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Item Description: 1960. First Edition. Signed. KNOWLES, John.A Separate Peace.New York: Macmillan, 1960.First American edition, first printing, presentation copy, of the author's first and most famous novel, warmly inscribed to Academy Award-nominated actress Diane Varsi in the year of publication: "To Diane VarsiÑI knew when I met you that you were an artist, a real & natural one, and you will know whether this book says anything important to you. I hope it doesÑJack Knowles, 2051 Waverly St., Philadelphia, Pa, March 22, 1960." In scarce first-issue pictorial dust jacket.The story of the competitive friendship of two students at a New England preparatory school during World War II; the school is closely based on Phillips Exeter Academy, which Knowles attended.Interior fine; light soiling to cloth. Price-clipped dust jacket exceptionally bright, with foxing to rear panel and a small chip to spine head. A near-fine inscribed copy in scarce first-issue dust jacket; inscriptions by Knowles are quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 77561

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Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy

MARANA, Giovanni Paolo

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Item Description: 1694. First Edition. MARANA, Giovanni Paolo.Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, Who lived Five and Forty Years, Undiscover'd, at Paris.London: Printed for H. Rhodes, J. Hindmarsh, and R. Sare, 1694.Four volumes.First edition of the collected volumes in this premiere narrative of a spy for the Ottoman emperor that originated "the 'foreign spy' convention in English literature"Ñprompting similar tales by Montesquieu, Goldsmith and Defoe, this extremely scarce 1694 edition handsomely bound in contemporary paneled calf. An exceptional copy.This exceptionally scarce four-volume edition brings together the complete eight books of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, "best known as the work which inspired Montesquieu's Lettres persanes [1721]" and Goldsmith's Chinese Letters (1760-61). Widely considered "the beginning of the 'foreign spy' convention in English literature," the popularity of Letters Writ led to its being frequently "imitated, augmented and continued by both French and English authors. Among the continuers was Daniel Defoe" in 1718 (McBurney, PMLA, 915). This highly influential work was primarily authored by the Genoa-born Giovanni Paolo Marana, who lived in France in the 1680s. "In 1684 and 1686 he published two small volumes of letters, the first volume both in Italian and in French translation, under the title L'Espion du Grand Seigneur." Maran's spy narrative tells the adventures of "the Ottoman Emperor's spy, by the name of Mahmut, [who] is supposed to have lived in Paris, in disguise, from 1637 to 1682. He sends reports to Constantinople on politics and current events in France, but corresponds privately on other subjectsÉ The 102 letters of the first volumes are certainly by Marana; the manuscript to the first 68 has survived and official documents confirm his authorship of the othersÉ The original French publication was interrupted, but an English version (Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy) began to appear in 1687, and continued with new letters until a total of eight volumes and 644 letters had been reached by the end of 1692É In literary history, L'Espion turc is best known as the model for Montesquieu's Lettres persanes, but its importance is greater than that would implyÉ. Marana's variation of subject matter and boldnessÉ. showed the potential of the genre" (Betts, Early Deism, 97-8).Wing M565EA, M565EB. See Graesse IV:379.Text generally quite fresh, Volume II with minor expert repair to one leave (Q5). Contemporary calf boards handsome, beautifully rebacked. An exceptional copy. Bookseller Inventory # 70176

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Labor in Europe and America

GRANT, Ulysses S.; YOUNG, Edward

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Item Description: 1875. First Edition. YOUNG, Edward.Labor in Europe and America: a Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, and other Countries of Europe; also in the United States and British America.Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875.First edition, association copy belonging to President Ulysses S. Grant, inscribed to him while in office by the author on the front flyleaf: "His Excellency the President of the United States, with the respectful compliments of the Author," and lettered on the spine in gilt "The President of the United States."Edward Young, chief of the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, presented Grant with this copy of Labor in Europe and America less than two years after the Panic of 1873 devastated the nation. Warning signs of the crash included a degenerative alliance of politics and business that shook public confidence in government, agricultural exports devalued by depressed European markets reeling from the Franco-Prussian War and stock exchange crash in Vienna, a large trade deficit, and unsettled currency. Published in 1875 and reprinted periodically thereafter, Young's work provided statistical information regarding employment, production, housing, and education of the working classes at home and abroad. Various treasury secretaries later incorporated pertinent demographics from Young's work into official communiqués. The bureau chief had gathered considerable data, via correspondence, interviews, surveys, and personal observation, while traveling throughout the United States and Europe where he had attended the 1872 International Statistical Congress in Petersburg.Although American workers' mortgages, rents, food prices, and wages had declined only slightly between 1870 and 1874, Young reported that unemployment had soared to 14 percent, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without jobs. He noted that in some urban centers like New York City where unemployment reached as high as 30 percent, many jobless workers lived in "crowded tenement-houses, under conditions which are favorable neither to health, comfort, nor decency." However, Young concluded that the somber economic picture negligibly impacted the majority of Americans who occupied "comfortable homes," enjoyed "good common-school education for their children, and possessed a degree of [extraordinary] personal independence," especially as compared with European "labor forces."Interior clean and fine. Spine sunned, discoloration and wear to cloth covers. A near-fine copy of this important early statistical-economical compilation, with an excellent Presidential association. Bookseller Inventory # 90174

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Holy Land, Syria, Idemea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia

ROBERTS, David

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Item Description: 1846. First Edition. ROBERTS, David.The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & NubiaÉ WITH: Egypt & NubiaÉLondon: F.G. Moon, 1846-49.Six volumes uniformly bound in four.First edition of one of the greatest lithographic works ever printed, complete with 250 beautiful tinted lithographic plates. Six large folio volumes bound in four, in fine contemporary morocco-gilt.Roberts was already a respected and famous scenic painter and member of the Royal Academy when he began his 11-month journey, 1838-39, through the Holy Land. He departed for Alexandria in August 1838, and spent the rest of the year in Cairo. In February 1839, he set out for the Holy Land, stopping on the way at Suez, Mount Sinai, and Petra. He then visited Gaza and Jerusalem and spent the remaining months of his journey visiting biblical sites. Roberts had permission to enter whichever sacred mosque or monument he desired, a testament to the esteem in which he was held. He produced a wealth of exquisite drawings, later beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, the finest 19th-century lithographer. "Roberts' Holy Land has a world-wide reputation; nothing of a similar character has ever been produced that can bear a comparison with itÉ For centuries Jerusalem had been sketched, painted, photographedÉ and yet when people envision Jerusalem, very often what they envision is Jerusalem painted by David Roberts" (Ran, Facsimile of Roberts' Holy Land). Roberts' magnificent plates are justly famous for their vivid rendering of temples, land- and cityscapes, and other sights throughout the Holy Land and Egypt.Abbey Travel 272, 385. Tooley 401; 402.Some plates foxed as usual. Only light wear to beautiful contemporary morocco-gilt bindings. A most handsome and very desirable complete copy. Bookseller Inventory # 54173

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Memoires du Cardinal de Retz

MARIE ANTOINETTE; RETZ, Cardinal de

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Item Description: 1777. Signed. (MARIE ANTOINETTE) (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE) GONDI, Jean Franćois Paul de, Cardinal de Retz.Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz. [Volumes I, III-VI]. Geneve: Farbry & Barillot, 1777. WITH [Volume II] Geneve: Fabry & Barillot, 1779. WITH: JOLI, Guy. Mémoires de Guy JoliÉ et Mémoires de Madame la Duchesse de Nemours. [Two Volumes].Geneva: Fabry & Barillot, 1777.Six volumes altogether.Rare 1777-79 editions of the four-volume Mémoires of Cardinal de Retz and the 1771 two-volume Mémoires de Guy Joli and Madame la Duchesse de Nemours, possessing an exceedingly rare provenance in association with two of the most legendary figures in French historyÑ Marie-Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte. Five volumes (I, III-VI) are from the library of Marie-Antoinette, bound in contemporary calf gilt and displaying her distinctive gilt-tooled armorial coat of arms on the boards, along with her gilt-stamped crowned cipher "CT" on the spines. Volume II, bound in contemporary mottled calf gilt, contains a lengthy gift inscription on the front free endpaper by Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon BonaparteÑ"de la biblioteque [sic] de mon frere l' Empereur Napoleon" (from the library of my brother the Emperor Napoleon)Ñ to Baron Claude Francois Méneval, Napoleon's trusted private secretary and his "only really close friend and confidant."Cardinal de Retz played a central role in the deadly politics of the Frondist era in France (1648-52), when a rebellion arose against Anne of Austria (regent for her son, Louis XIV) and her minister Cardinal Mazarin. "His Mémoires, composed circa 1675-79É, cover his youth, his political career during the Fronde, his conflict with the crown, and the beginning of his exile after he lost his battle to Mazarin. They stop abruptly in 1656, during a papal conclave in Rome. Part of an important tradition of aristocratic political and personal memoirs in 17th-century France, theyÉ provide an advance psychological analysis of the secret motivations of his public acts" (Stefanovska in Lyons & Wise, Chance, 184, 183n). This classic political history and autobiography clearly reveals "the influence not only of Machiavelli and of Montaigne but of Hobbes, Naudé and Pascal (Lyons & Wise, 13, 191). Hume would quote Retz in his "Idea for a Perfect Commonwealth" and the Cardinal's Mémoires resonated with America's Founding FathersÑ in particular James Madison.This exceptional six-volume set, containing the four-volume Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz and the two-volume Mémoires de Guy JoliÉ et Mémoires de Madame La Duchesse de Nemours, possesses a provenance of extraordinary rarity. Five volumes (I, III-VI) are from Marie-Antoinette's library at Petit Trianon, her private estate attached to Versailles, which was presented to her by Louis XVI at the beginning of his reign. These volumes are beautifully bound in contemporary calf and each is emblazoned on both boards with her gilt armorial coat of arms, the spines displaying her distinctive gilt-stamped cipher containing the initials "C[hateau] T[rianon]." "Trianon remains the symbol of her taste and the favored scene of her legendÉ No one was allowed to enter the estate of Trianon without a special invitation from the Queen" (Lever, Marie Antoinette, 133-4).Volume II of the Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz is distinguished by another most extraordinary association. The inscription, by Joseph N. Bonaparte, the older brother of Napoleon, presents the volume to Baron Claude Francois Méneval, who was Joseph's secretary for two years before becoming Napoleon's most trusted "private secretary and confidential agent, familiar with his daily thoughts and acts, during his most active years of achievementÑ from April 1802 until St. Helena in 1815" (Introduction, Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte I:13). Throughout these years Méneval was "Napoleon's only really close friend and confidant" (Schom, Napoleon Bonaparte, 488). On St. Helena, Napoleon said of Méneval: "He was gentle, reserved, zealous, very private, abl. Bookseller Inventory # 87803

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Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New

BIBLE; BASKERVILLE

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Item Description: 1763. First Edition. (BIBLE).The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New.Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1763.First Baskerville edition, one of only 1250 copies, in handsome contemporary morocco-gilt binding."This edition 'has always been regarded as Baskerville's magnum opus and is his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen" (Herbert 1146). "His most ambitious undertakingÉ widely acclaimed as his masterpiece" (Art of the Printed Book, 26). "Aesthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far was John Baskerville's folio printed at Cambridge in 1763É The Bible uses his types, paper and ink, and shows his characteristic 'machine-made' finish: very smooth and even in color and impression, with glossy black ink on smooth paper. The design is traditional, but the quality of material and workmanship is so high, and the conventions are so delicately modified and consistently applied that the result is extremely impressive" (Cambridge History of the Bible, 464).Gaskell 26. Darlow & Moule 857. Herbert 1146. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions 6.Text clean and fine. Minor wear to covers, rubbing to spine and corners. A handsome and desirable copy of this splendid production in contemporary morocco-gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 89815

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Pure Theory of Capital

HAYEK, Friedrich A.

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Item Description: 1941. First Edition. Signed. HAYEK, Friedrich A.The Pure Theory of Capital.London: Macmillan, 1941.First edition of Hayek's "most fundamental and pathbreaking achievement," signed by him.One of Hayek's most important books and a critical one in the development of Austrian capital theory, especially with regard to the element of time. "The formal and comprehensive analysis in The Pure Theory of Capital fleshed out the earlier formulations and established the centrality of the 'capital problem' in questions about the market's ability to coordinate economic activities over time" (Palgrave). This book, together with Hayek's Profits, Interest and Investment, is likewise a continuation of the issues raised in the somewhat unfriendly debate with Keynes occasioned by Hayek's Prices and Production.Blaug, Great Economists Since Keynes, 88.Book very nearly fine, later-issue dust jacket extremely good with light wear and soiling, toning to extremities, and expert repair to inside of front joint. A most scarce and desirable signed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 89863

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Changing New York

ABBOTT, Berenice

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Item Description: 1939. First Edition. Signed Trade. ABBOTT, Berenice.Changing New York.New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939.First edition of Abbott's groundbreaking photo-essay on New York City, a memorable presentation/association copy inscribed by Abbott on the title page to Howard Daitz, long associated with New York's famed Witkin Gallery, "For Howard Daitz, Berenice Abbott," with laid-in printed April 16, 1976 invitation to the Witkin Gallery, along with an April 3, 1976 invitation to a reception honoring Abbott at Washington D.C.'s Lunn Gallery. Featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display "the historical importance of the documentary modeÉ its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger), in very scarce dust jacket.After spending the better part of the Twenties in Paris photographing such literary celebrities as James Joyce, Jean Cocteau and Andre Gide, Berenice Abbott returned to New York with the intention "to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris." Abbott captured the city "with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism" (Roth, 100). "Changing New York not only fulfills Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger I:141), providing "a distinctive interpretation of New York as well as a priceless document thereof" (Icons of Photography, 104).Open Book, 130.Book fine; mild toning to spine, slight chipping to spine head affecting "C" of title and to rear panel of scarce very good unrestored dust jacket. A highly desirable inscribed presentation copy with an especially notable association. Bookseller Inventory # 100189

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Winner Take Nothing

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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Item Description: 1933. First Edition. Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.Winner Take Nothing.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933.First edition of Hemingway's famed collection of short stories, an especially rare presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by Hemingway in Paris the day after publication to his close friend, journalist Guy Hickok, "To Guy with much affection, Ernest, Paris Oct 28, 1933." Hemingway and Hickok, bureau chief of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, shared a love of "boxing, horse racing, human interest stories, and tall tales. Ernest never crossed the Seine without dropping in at the sign of the Eagle" and their trip across in Italy in 1927 inspired Hemingway's short story, "Che Ti Dice la Patria," this rare copy also with the bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, where Hemingway "had a chance to see the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over by Scribner's. He liked the jacket, which he had not seen before" (My Brother, 139). This extremely rare presentation first edition of Winner Take Nothing possesses an especially memorable association in Hemingway's inscriptionÑdated in Paris the day after publicationÑto Guy Hickok, "one of Hemingway's closest friends in Paris" (Montgomery Review 25:1, 112). The two first met when Hemingway, new to Paris, attended meetings of the Anglo-American Press Club. Hickok, head of the Paris bureau of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, impressed Hemingway with his knowledge of fine food, sports and French wines. "Hickok's neat black mustache was impressive too, and during a visit to Germany in the summer of 1922 Hemingway more than matched it" (Lynn, 122). The two also shared a keen interest "in boxing, horse racing, human interest stories, and tall tales. Ernest never crossed the Seine without dropping in at the sign of the Eagle in the Boulevard de la Madeleine. Laughter was always skyrocketing through the smoke-filled rooms" (Baker, 87). In 1927 Hemingway and Hickok set off on a tour of Italy. "In late March, in Hickok's battered Ford coupe, the two travelers crossed the border into Italy at Ventimiglia, traveling down the Riviera to GenoaÉ In a village 20 kilometers above La Spezia, a self-assured young Fascist, disdainful of foreigners, commandeered a rideÉ Hemingway described the young man in sardonic terms in an article, 'Italy, 1927,' first published as a straight journalistic account in The New Republic (May 18, 1927) and five months later as a short story, retitled 'Che Ti Dice la Patria?' [in Men Without Women]z' Hemingway's chilling glimpse into Fascism also highlighted a comic encounter when "a chummy whore assaulted the uncomfortable Guy Hickok with her obvious charms." Hickok and Hemingway were also frequent correspondents, with Hemingway writing Hickok of his pride in A Farewell to Arms [1929]Ñ"It's a swell bookÑI'm damned if it's not," and describing Death in the Afternoon (1932) as "'my bloody book'É It was a good book, he assured Hickok. 'Really maybe the best one yet'É Hickok, who took pride in Hemingway's later success and admired Hemingway's ambition, furthered Hemingway's legend by writing articles about him and his wartime exploits for the Eagle" (Mellow, 346-7, 377, 414, 174). This exceptional presentation/association copy also contains the distinct bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company. "For 20 years Hemingway was a prominent player in the history of Shakespeare and CompanyÉ To the delight of Sylvia, Hemingway arrived in Paris the evening of 26 October [1933] and came to see her the next morning. 'He and I are good old friends,' she declared in a letterÉ 'He looks fine and handsome'" (Fitch, 117, 341). Ernest's brother, Leicester, would recall: "At Sylvia Beach's bookshop Ernest had a chance to see the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over by Scribner's. He liked the jacket, which he had not seen before since he'd had to correct proofs by cable and had be. Bookseller Inventory # 100370

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Portfolio I

JACOBI, Lotte

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Item Description: 1978. First Edition. Signed. JACOBI, Lotte.Portfolio I.New Hampshire: Self-published, 1978.Limited artist's proof portfolio, number four of only five copies, a rare self-published edition containing ten original silver gelatin hors commerce proofs, each signed and numbered in pencil by Jacobi on the lower corner of the image, featuring some of her finest portraiture from before 1940, including her trademark Self-Portrait, her famous image of Einstein in a leather jacket and portraits of leading Weimar figures such as Lotte Lenya, Peter Lorre and Kurt Weill."Few photographers captured the heady spirit of the Weimar Republic known for its cultural glitter if not its political success, with the panache of Lotte Jacobi" (New York Times). Her memorable images of the famous came to define modern photographic portraiture. Of this portfolio's ten vintage gelatin silver prints, each an artist's proof signed and numbered by Jacobi, eight were taken in Germany before she fled the Nazis in 1935, and two were taken shortly after her arrival in America. Jacobi's talent for capturing the essence of her subjects is particularly evident in her image of Peter Lorre. Infamous for his portrayal of "poisonous screen characters like the child-murderer in Fritz Lang's M before he moved to Hollywood," the actor had answered Jacobi's request for a portrait with a "terse 'Yes, but only oneÉ He arrived for the sitting in a proper white shirt and tie. Jacobi shot him as close up as possible, managing to capture his villainous look but softening it by shooting from above. It was the only shot she was allowed, it has turned out to be a classic." Another singular portrait, "perhaps Jacobi's most memorable photograph from the Weimar era and said to be her own favorite picture, is a sultry close-up of Lotte Lenya in 1928, here eyes and mouth heavily punctuated by stage makeup. In rehearsal for her role as Jenny the prostitute in The Threepenny Opera, she stares challengingly at the camera, her chin resting on her right arm, a cigarette in her hand" (New York Times). Of particular importance is Jacobi's 1938 portrait of Albert Einstein "in a rumpled leather jacket, hair askew and looking dreamily into space as he passed from writing formulations in his notebookÉ One of Jacobi's most famous images," it had been commissioned by Life but was rejected for its informality. Other classic photographs included are: a 1928 portrait of the Czech-born actor Franz Lederer in a bowler hat with downcast eyes; a distinctive 1930 portrait of composer Kurt Weill, Jacobi's powerfully direct 1931 image of artist Käthe Kollwitz, a 1930 photograph of Grock the Clown (Adrian Wettach) and, from the same year, Jacobi's portrait of comedic actors Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt. Further, Jacobi's 1939 tribute to the influential Alfred Stieglitz, taken in New York, is one of the few that captures him in a genial smile, and her trademark 1930 Self-Portrait provides a rare glimpse of this artist who rarely allowed herself to be seen on film.A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 58801

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Four Pooh Books

MILNE, A. A.

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Item Description: 1924. First Edition. MILNE, A. A.The Four Pooh Books: When We Were Very Young; Winnie The Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House At Pooh Corner.London: Methuen, 1924-28.Four volumes.First editions of Milne's wonderful "Pooh Quartet," in original dust jackets."Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame" (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new children's magazine. "On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of children's verses, one each dayÉ 'There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin]É and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood.' He added more verses when he got home, enough for a book, and allowed some to be published in advance in Punch" (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in "a wonderful marriage of verse and vision. His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal" (DNB).Payne I.A-IV.A. Cutler & Stiles, 115-16.Books fine with cloth clean and gilt bright. When We Were Very Young and House at Pooh Corner dust jackets extremely good with light edge-wear, tape repairs to versos; sticker residue to front panel of House at Pooh Corner jacket. Remaining jackets about-fine. A most desirable near-fine first edition set of four cherished childhood classics. Bookseller Inventory # 64189

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Four Pooh Books (Signed Limited First American Editions)

MILNE, A. A.; SHEPARD, Ernest H.

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Item Description: 1924. Signed/Limited. MILNE, A. A.When We Were Very Young. WITH: Winnie-the Pooh. WITH: Now We Are Six. WITH: The House at Pooh Corner.New York: E.P. Dutton, 1924-28.Together, four volumes.Signed limited first American editions of all four of the Pooh books."Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame" (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new children's magazine. "On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of children's verses, one each dayÉ 'There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin]É and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood" (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in "a wonderful marriage of verse and vision. His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal" (DNB).When We Were Very Young with mild foxing to boards, slight rubbing to extremities; fragile scarce dust jacket with wear and some loss. Other three books and two dust jackets fine with expert repairs to original cardboard boxes. A lovely and desirable, complete set of signed limited first American editions. Bookseller Inventory # 64631

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Adventures of Ulysses

SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft; LAMB, Charles

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Item Description: 1820. LAMB, Charles.The Adventures of Ulysses.London: The Juvenile Library, [circa 1820].Presentation copy of Charles Lamb's popular version of Homer's Odyssey, inscribed by Mary Shelley to a family friend on the front pastedown, "Francis George Hare Junr, The gift of his friend, Mrs. Shelley, Feby. 1839." The copy of renowned writer and collector A. Edward Newton, with his bookplate.After the success of Charles and Mary Lamb's 1807 Tales from Shakespeare, publisher William GodwinÑMary Shelley's fatherÑsuggested Chapman's Homer as a good prospect for a similar adaptation. (Ultimately Godwin tried to convince Lamb to tone down some of the more gruesome passages, but Lamb took offence and refused to make alterations.) The first edition appeared in 1808; this copy, undated and without "T. Davison" in the imprint, is quite possibly the 1819 second edition, though there may have been unrecorded printings before or after that date. The Godwin's Juvenile Library ceased publishing altogether in 1825; William Godwin died in 1836.This copy, presented by Mary Shelley to a family friend in 1839, is certainly from Mary's personal collection, quite possibly from an unknown number of remainders from her father's publishing business that came into her possession. At the time of this presentation Francis George Hare's only son Augustus would have been 11Ña ripe age for Lamb's popular retelling of the Homeric legend. Also, Mary had recently finished editing the four-volume collected works of her late husband that her father-in-law had finally agreed to see through the press.See Muir, 133.Inner paper hinges expertly reinforced. Light rubbing to paper spine label, original cloth and boards fine. Bookseller Inventory # 65901

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Battle of the Bulls

TROTTER, Newbold Hough

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Item Description: 1881. TROTTER, Newbold Hough.Original oil painting on canvas, "The Battle of the Bulls."Philadelphia: 1881.Lovely original oil painting by renowned 19th-century American artist Newbold Hough Trotter depicting bull buffalo locking horns. In splendid original gilt frame.Trotter was best known for his animal subjects, such as this dramatic painting of battling buffalo bulls. Born and residing for most of his life (1827-98) in Philadelphia, he exhibited his work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1858 and 1887, and was active in the Art Club of Philadelphia, vice-president of the Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia, and a director and secretary of the Philadelphia Society of Artists. He also exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York between 1871 and 1886 and at the Boston Athenaeum between 1859 and 1867. His painting "Wounded Buffaloes Pursued by Prairie Wolves" was purchased by General William Tecumseh Sherman for Army headquarters in Washington, DC, after it was prominently displayed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Trotter went on to paint three commissions for the War Department and an equestrian portrait of General Sherman.Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 67356

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Tender is the Night

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

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Item Description: 1934. Signed. FITZGERALD, F. Scott.Tender is the Night.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.First edition, third printing (only one month after the first), in scarce original first-issue dust jacket, boldly inscribed by the author: "Souvenir of Wilmington from F. Scott Fitzgerald to J. Stuart Groves.""For the title of his favorite among his books, the one he had wrought most painfully and carefully from his costly experience, Fitzgerald hit on a phrase from the 'Ode to a Nightingale,' evoking that poem's timeless images of flight, dissolution, and the sweetness of deathÉ it was Fitzgerald's most ambitious work, his intended masterpieceÉ Everything hinged on Tender is the NightÉ He had Gatsby to his credit, but he wasn't sure about Gatsby (Turnbull, 241-6). Cyril Connally called Tender is the Night "a wonderful evocation of the second phase of American expatriates ensconced in glittering villas on the Riviera in contrast to the home-spun tipplers of The Sun Also Rises. The break-down of a marriage is described with flashes of genius by an expert in self-destruction" (The Modern Movement, 79).Bruccoli A15.I.c.Book fine. Scarce unrestored first-issue dust jacket extremely good with several small chips to spine and minor edge-wear, split along front spine fold; bright and unfaded. A near-fine inscribed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 68091

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Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux

CAVENDISH, William, Duke of Newcastle

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Item Description: 1737. CAVENDISH, William, Duke of Newcastle.Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux.London: Jean Brindley, 1737.Second edition of Cavendish's important first treatise on the horse and horsemanship, with engraved title page and 42 wonderful double-page folio engravings of horse breeds and training methods, all pulled directly from the original 1658 copperplates, and 50 in-text woodcut diagrams. Beautifully bound in period-style full calf-gilt."England, though often considered a country of horse lovers, actually only produced one early master of classical riding. William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, was a royalist who lived in exile until the restoration of King Charles II. During his exile he opened a riding school in Belgium. He wrote La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les ChevauxÉ The illustrations are among the most beautiful to ever grace equestrian literature" (Deanna Ramsay). This was the first of Cavendish's two important books on the subject of breeding and training horses, translated into French from his English manuscript and published in Antwerp in two issues, 1657 and 1658 (with many of the 1657 title pages having been altered by hand to also read "1658"). This first printing was largely destroyed by fire in the bookseller's shop (Brunet), and is all but impossible to acquire. Offered here is the second edition of Cavendish's first book, "a work long cherished by bibliophiles for the excellence of its typography and the quality of its illustrations, a work esteemed by countless generations of horsemen and revered by such masters as La GuériniŹre, Comte d'Aure and Steinbrecht, and a landmark of equestrian" (W.C. Steinkraus) that has been called "still the only really outstanding work on the subject written by an Englishman" (R.S. Toole-Stott). In it Cavendish discusses a wide variety of equine subjects, including the recognition of the age and disposition of a horse, the characteristics of various types of horses (e.g. Spanish, the Barb, the English horse, the Arabian), methods of maintenance, and instructions on proper riding. "You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else." Of the 42 wonderful double-page plates after Abraham van Diepenbeke, 24 depict the multiple stages Cavendish and his assistant Captain Mazin employed in training complicated maneuvers. The quality of the impressions "even surpasses those of the original edition" (W.C. Steinkraus). His second work, A New Method and Extraordinary Invention to Dress Horses (1667) is often confused with the 1657 Methode et Invention. It was first published in English, with translations into French and German appearing variously from 1671 to 1740, without any plates. In his preface to this second work, Cavendish makes clear that while it is "neither a translation of the first, nor an absolutely necessary addition to it, [it] may be of use by itself, without the other."See Huth, 23; Podeschi 26 and 49; Lowndes, 1663; Wing N884-87; Brunet I, 1700; Graesse II, 93.Minor light shallow dampstain to top margins of only first few plates and gatherings, small archival tape repair to scuff on page 108. Beautifully bound, a most handsome copy. Bookseller Inventory # 71075

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