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HAMILTON Sir William

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Item Description: 1804. First Edition. HAMILTON, William. Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the Late Sir William Hamilton; with Engraved Borders Drawn and Engraved by the late Mr. Kirk. London: William Miller, 1804. Quarto, 20th-century three-quarter calf, raised bands, original leather label, marbled boards and edges. $2800.First edition, with 62 fine engravings of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases, with accompanying text describing illustrations as well as characters portrayed.Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), "one of the first Englishmen who collected and appreciated Greek vases," sold his collection of vases to the British Museum in 1772 "form[ing] the groundwork of the present department of Greek and Roman Antiquities" (DNB VIII: 1108-09). Hamilton resumed collecting in 1787 after having renounced it in 1772. His first collection is described in D'Hancarville's Antiquites etrusques, grecques et romains, 1766-7; the second collection is presented in W. Tischbein's Collection of Engravings from Greek Vases, 1791. The Outlines brings together selections from the two previously published works. Illustrations of Hamilton's vases influenced the works of Josiah Wedgwood. Lowndes II: 989. Contemporary owner signatures and inscriptions on half title and title page.Text and plates clean and bright. A beautiful production. Bookseller Inventory # 101858

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GRANT Ulysses S. TAIT John

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Item Description: 1787. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) TAIT, John. Directory, For the City of Glasgow… From The 15th May 1783, to the 15 May 1784. Glasgow: Printed for John Tait, 1783 [i.e. 1877]. Small octavo, contemporary full pebbled navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, gilt-embossed arms, gilt-lettered "General U.S. Grant" to front board, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $6800.1877 facsimile of the 1783 first Glasgow Directory, “Presented by the publisher to General U.S. Grant” early in his world tour, boldly signed by Grant on this copy’s special bound in presentation leaf beneath an inscription to the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Samuel F. Cooper. Handsomely bound in full crushed morocco by Bickers & Son, with the front board gilt-stamped “General U.S. Grant” beneath the gilt-embossed Glasgow coat of arms.Ulysses S. Grant, along with his wife Julia and son Jesse, sailed for Europe on May 17, 1877, ten weeks after the inauguration of President Hayes, and arrived in Liverpool on May 28 to begin his world tour. This copy of Glasgow, Scotland's Directory would have had special meaning for Grant, for his "family had originally come from Scotland to Massachusetts in May 1630" (Cunningham, Shiloh, 11). Grant's lineage has also been traced "to the Scottish clan named Grant, whose ancient motto was, 'Stand fast, Stand firm, Stand sure'" (Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant). While in Scotland Grant often spoke of a "common destiny" between the two nations, and on Sept. 13th, the very day printed on this copy's presentation leaf, he made a speech in Glasgow where he thanked the city for "making me a free burgess of this great city of Glasgow."This copy contains a bound-in leaf printed: "Presented by the Publisher to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States of America, On the occasion of his Visit to Glasgow. 13th September, 1877." Below, in an unidentified hand on the same leaf, is written: "Presented to S.F. Cooper by," followed by the signature of U.S. Grant with his bold flourish. Accompanying this special copy is a laid-in original invitation card from Brevet Brigadier General Baudeau to meet General Grant. During the Civil War Badeau served as Grant's military secretary and "was present when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant… In 1870 Grant named him consul general to London… Badeau accompanied Grant during the general's travels through Europe in 1877-1879" and was a research assistant to Grant in the writing of his Memoirs (ANB). This copy's recipient, Samuel Freeman Cooper, also named in the laid-in invitation, fought in the Union army in the Civil War, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1876 Grant appointed him the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Scotland. This volume contains a 'faithful facsimile of the first Glasgow Directory," covering the period from May 15, 1783 to May 14, 1784. There are reportedly only "three copies extant of the [original] first Glasgow Directory, issued in 1783. Also containing a laid-in detached leaf (from an unknown source) printed "Welcome to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States" and featuring a poem by Scottish poet William Tester, best known by his nom-de-plume, La Teste.A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104017

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KENT Louise Andrews GAY Elizabeth Kent

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Item Description: 1957. First Edition. KENT, Louise Andrews and GAY, Elizabeth Kent. The Summer Kitchen (Mrs. Appleyard's, Of Course). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. Octavo, original green cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $500.First edition, association copy, of this narrative cookbook bringing back New England staple Mrs. Appleyard, inscribed to Julia Child's friend and kitchen colleague Avis DeVoto: "Come next summer! Avis. Louise Andrews Kent. April 1962."This series was written by Louise Andrews Kent and her mother, Elizabeth Kent Gay. Louise Kent was an accomplished newspaper columnist, children's book writer, and cookbook author who eventually brought her own personality and experiences to print in the popular Mrs. Appleyard series. Mrs. Appleyard spoke to New England sensibilities and her wit and kindness became a fixture in the region's kitchens, both through the narrative cookbooks and through a long-running feature in Vermont Life magazine. The inscribee of this copy, Avis MacVicar DeVoto, was a prominent cookbook editor at Knopf, a longtime resident of Cambridge, and one of Julia Child's closest friends. DeVoto resided in Cambridge for much of her life with her husband, Bernard DeVoto, who taught in the English department at Harvard. During the 1950s, Avis and Bernard DeVoto were known for hosting a cocktail party every Sunday evening known as "the hour." Tongues loosened by Bernard DeVoto's famed martinis, attending couples would discuss their scholarly achievements, as well as current events, history, and philosophical issues. Avis DeVoto, as an educated career woman, was a central participant in the discussions of "the hour." However, Avis DeVoto is probably best known for her friendship with Julia Child. Their correspondence began over the matter of inferior American paring knives (Bernard had written a column on them, which eventually resulted in Julia sending a French knife to Avis). The two women went on to exchange hundreds of letters, later meeting in Cambridge and cementing a lifelong friendship. Their correspondence covered subjects ranging from cooking to international affairs to life in Cambridge to travel and continues to offer what is perhaps the most complete portrait of Julia Child's life. In fact, it was DeVoto who painstaking edited Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Occasional pencil "X"s.Book with only mild toning to spine, dust jacket with light wear mainly to extremities and unobtrusive slit to spine. A near-fine copy with an outstanding inscription and association. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 103861

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KELLY Fred

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Item Description: 1920. First Edition. KELLY, Fred C. Business Profits and Human Nature. How to Increase the First by a Knowledge of the Second. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Octavo, original green cloth. $700.First edition of this guide to taking advantage of human nature for maximum success in retail.From lunchtime shoppers to watching the weather, this work offers a realistic guide to maximizing retail profits through the use of common sense, practical tricks, and a focus on human nature. The core of Kelly's method involves collecting data, tracking averages, and depending on the principle that customers will buyâ€"one just has to be confident in their fully predictable behavior. About-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104760

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GREY Zane

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Item Description: 1903. GREY, Zane. Betty Zane. New York: Charles Francis Press, (1903). Octavo, original gray pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt, yellow, brown and terra-cotta. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. $750.First edition, second printing, of Zane Grey's first book, self-illustrated and published, with frontispiece and five illustrations by Grey.Grey wrote his first book while still a practicing dentist, and before he had dropped the "P" (for Pearl) from "P. Zane Grey." The novel dramatizes the heroism of an ancestor who had saved Fort Henry in 1782. "Had it not been for the heroism of a girl… the city of Wheeling would never have existed," Grey notes in the preface. "My grandmother loved to cluster the children round her and tell them that when she was a little girl she had knelt at the feet of Betty Zane, and listened to the old lady as she told of her brother's capture by the Indian Princess, of the burning of the Fort, and of her own race for life. I knew these stories by heart when a child." Second printing, with "Second Edition" stated on the title page. Owner signature.Very nearly fine, a lovely copy of Grey's self-published first book. Bookseller Inventory # 101891

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KELLY Fred

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Item Description: 1930. First Edition. KELLY, Fred. Why You Win or Lose. The Psychology of Speculation. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $1250.First edition of this layman’s guide to investing in the stock market, in rare original dust jacket.This guide offers easy to understand advice directed at the non-professional speculator about how to go against the crowd and prosper in the stock market. In anecdote-laden chapters on subjects ranging from greed to vanity to purposely acting illogically, Kelly transforms the stock market into a game that even the most amateur investor can successfully play. Owner stamp. Long review in pencil by former owner.Book near-fine, with mild toning to spine. Bright dust jacket extremely good, with light wear and toning to extremities and a chip to spine end. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 104647

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GUILLIM John

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Item Description: 1724. GUILLIM, John. A Display of Heraldry. London: for R. and J. Bonwicke et al., 1724. Thick folio (9 1/2 by 15 inches), contemporary full brown calf gilt rebacked and recornered, raised bands, original brown morocco spine label. $1500.Greatly improved and enlarged 1724 sixth (“best”) edition, with ornamental head- and tailpieces, five tables, 17 engraved portraits, and hundreds of coats-of-armsâ€"including 47 (of 48) full-page plates.This splendid folio volume of Guillim's masterful Display of Heraldry (first published in 1610) is "the best edition of a work still in general use, and the best of that kind that was ever published" (Lowndes, 956). Profusely illustrated with engraved frontispiece and full-page portraits; ornate and handsome woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces; and hundreds of heraldic arms, this edition marks the first appearance of a number of sections, including "A Treatise of Honour Military and Civil. Illustrated with the Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto's of the Royal Family, and Nobility" and a dictionary of the terms used by heralds. "Guillim has indeed systematized and illustrated the whole science of heraldry" (DNB). Several sections with separate pagination. Armorial bookplates of Edward Breese and Thomas Edward Watson, American politician and author. Early owner marginalia, including illustrations of heraldic devices.Frontispiece and title page mounted. Interior clean, with light staining to a few leaves, occasional closed tears and paper repairs. Expected wear to contemporary calf boards. A desirable copy. Bookseller Inventory # 104317

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KENNEDY Jacqueline RADZIWILL Lee

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Item Description: 1974. First Edition. BOUVIER, Jacqueline and BOUVIER, Lee. One Special Summer. New York: Delacorte, (1974). Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, original cardboard slipcase with photographic paper label. $3200.Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe, one of only 500 copies, signed by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Lee Bouvier Radziwill. Rare.A delightful book by the two Bouvier sisters about their summer traveling through Europe in 1951, when Jackie was 22 and Lee 17. They originally wrote and illustrated the book as a gift for their mother and stepfather, who let them go on the trip. Entirely hand-written by the two women, and illustrated on almost every page by Jackie, who was a skilled caricaturist, the book conveys their girlish innocence and delight in being abroad together for the first time. In less than ten years, Jackie would be the First Lady of the United States and charm Paris on an official state visit with the president, and Lee would be married to Price Stanislaw Radziwill. Upon rediscovering this manuscript in 1974, the sisters decided to publish it, "with not a word or a pen stroke changed." With photographs and copies of cables. Both sisters have signed this book with their maiden names, something they rarely did after their marriages. Published the same year as the first trade edition; a copy of the unsigned first trade edition is included as a reading copy with this title. Slipcase uniformly toned to green, as often. Book with only mild toning to spine. A very nearly fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104355

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GRIFFITH D.W.

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Item Description: 1921. (GRIFFITH, D.W.). Birth of a Nation Poster. No place, [1921]. Broadside, measuring 29 by 41 inches, closely framed. $6000.Very large original movie poster produced for the 1921 re-release of D.W. Griffith's pioneering film, The Birth of a Nation.Griffith's dramatization of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, based on Thomas Dixon's 1905 novel The Clansmen, was immediately controversial for its racist depiction of African Americans and its heroic portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan; it is now considered instrumental in the revival of the KKK in the 1920s. The poster, composed entirely of text in red and black within a black border, reads: "The Supreme Picture / Of All Time! / Birth / Of A / Nation / D.W. Griffith's / 8th Wonder of the World / 18,000 People / 3,000 Horses / 3 Years to Produce!" First released in 1915, the 1921 re-release elicited the comment "The supreme picture of all time" from the New York Mail, used here as the opening line. This rare poster may be an example of a job printing for a local movie house. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 100976

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GRANT Ulysses S.

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Item Description: 1885. First Edition. GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-86. Two volumes. Octavo, original deluxe full brown morocco, raised bands, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. $6800.First edition of “one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history,” illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in handsome publisher’s deluxe full morocco binding, with Grant's signature tipped to the dedication page in Volume I.After an ineffectual term as president, ruined by bankruptcy and dying of throat cancer, Grant agreed to publish his memoirs to provide a measure of economic security for his family. Mark Twain agreed to serve as the publisher. Struggling to dictate his notes to a stenographer, Grant finished his memoirs shortly before his death in the summer of 1885. "It seemed to Twain, sitting quietly near him in his bedroom at Sixtieth Street, that Grant had fully regained the stature of a hero" (Kaplan, 273). "No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general. A truly remarkable work" (New York Times). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). Dornbusch II:1986. Mullins & Reed 35. Contemporary owner inscription.Infrequent soiling to text, a bit of very faint marginal dampstaining in Volume I only. Binding fine. A beautiful copy in the rare publisher's full morocco. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 100248

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GRAHAME Kenneth

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Item Description: 1908. First Edition. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. London: Methuen, (1908). Octavo, original gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth recased, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $7500.First edition of the beloved children’s novel, which author A.A. Milne once referred to as a “household book,” “one of the classic read-aloud books that should not be missed by any family” (Silvey)."Unquestionable is the permanence, as an inspired and characteristically English contribution to children's literature, of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows… one of the most endearing books ever written for children… Part of the secret success of the book is that its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible" (Eyre, 62). Grahame created his classic as a series of bedtime stories for his four-year-old son Alastair, who was known as Mouse; yet it also became "in many respects an elegy for the old idyllic English rural life which Grahame could now see was passing away forever" (Carpenter & Prichard, 218). In a letter to Theodore Roosevelt, Grahame described the book as "an expression of the very simplest of joys of life as lived by the simplest beings." C.S. Lewis praised it as "a perfect example of the kind of story which can express things without explaining them" (Carpenter, 168). Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Pierpont Morgan Children's Literature 269. Early owner gift inscription.New front free endpaper, interior generally quite clean, coloring to cloth, minor spotting to rear board, gilt bright. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 101483

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VERNE Jules

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Item Description: 1911. VERNE, Jules. Works. New York and London: Vincent Parke, [1911]. Fifteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter olive morocco, raised bands, red morocco fleur-de-lis inlays on spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $9500.Limited "Edition de Paris," one of only 75 sets produced of the French master’s works, with hand-colored limitation page in Volume I, frontispiece portrait of Verne in Volume XV, ten finely hand-colored plates signed and dated in pencil by the artists, and 35 tinted and monochrome plates, handsomely bound.Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction, with a prodigious oeuvre of novels and short fiction. This edition of his works includes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mysterious Island, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Also includes the first edition in English of Verne's later novel, The Master of the World, preceding the first separate English and American editions of 1914. Edited and with introductions by American scholar Charles F. Horne. Many of the works appear under title variants as found in Taves & Michaluk (95-102). Myers & Myers, 67. A few volumes with light expert restoration to joints and spine ends, spines evenly toned. An extremely good, handsome and desirable set. Bookseller Inventory # 106148

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KEYNES John Maynard

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Item Description: 1936. First Edition. KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London: Macmillan, 1936. Octavo, original blue-green cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $16,000.First edition of Keynes’ last major work, considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, rarely found in the original dust jacket.Keynes' General Theory ranks with Smith's Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus' Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM 423). Owner signature. Owner notes laid in.Book fine. Rare unrestored dust jacket extremely good, with slight soiling, minor rubbing, and toning to extremities. A most desirable copy. Bookseller Inventory # 101331

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GOULD John

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Item Description: 1880. First Edition. GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae. London: by the Author, 1880. Two parts in one, Part I with plates and text, Part II text only, all published. Large folio (15-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches), original half green cloth, original green printed boards. $22,000.First edition of this lovely Gould monograph, with ten beautiful hand-colored plates, in original printed boards as issued.The Pittidae is a family of brilliantly colored and thrush-like insectivorous birds, mostly limited to the subtropical and tropical forests of Asia, Indonesia and Australia. "In the field of natural history the accomplishments of this man [John Gould] are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould's bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendor of his folio publications" (Sauer, John Gould, the Bird Man, xv). "Lithography which introduced a greater freedom of line and softer tones than had hitherto been known was ideally suited as a medium for bird pictures, the finished prints resembling watercolors with the birds set in their natural habitats often amongst plants and flowers. Gould was meticulous about accuracy both in design and coloring" (Nissen, IVB 381). "The 10 hand-colored lithographs are mostly taken from the Birds of Asia, Birds of Australia, and Birds of New Guinea" (Sitwell, 102). Originally projected for completion in four parts, the Pittidae was abandoned after Gould's death. No title page or preliminary letterpress was issued; the title is taken from the front cover. The present copy includes the ten leaves of text written by R.B. Sharpe (each leaf signed "[R.B.S.]") for the uncompleted second part. Zimmer, 263. Fine Bird Books 102. McGill/Wood 365. Nissen IVB 377. Armorial bookplate of Edward Hilton Young, first Baron Kennet of the Dene, British politician and writer (1879-1960).Endpapers foxed, first plate only with several pinpoint spots, a few plates gently toned, coloring fine and vivid, original boards lightly rubbed at extremities. An extremely good copy, with lovely plates in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104093

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NEBEL Carl KENDALL George Wilkins

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Item Description: 1851. First Edition. KENDALL, George W. and NEBEL, Carl. The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts by Carl Nebel… with a Description of Each Battle by Geo. Wilkins Kendall. New York and Philadelphia: D. Appleton; George S. Appleton, 1851. Large folio (19 by 23-1/2 inches), contemporary marbled boards rebacked and recornered in morocco-gilt, original morocco-gilt front cover label. $32,000.First edition of one of the most important and impressive pictorial chronicles of the Mexican-American War, boasting 12 superb folio hand-finished full-color lithographic plates.Founder of the New Orleans Picayune and America's first war correspondent, George Kendall "filed many reports… of combat during the Mexican-American War. Many newspapers reprinted Kendall's reports and Americans knew him to be [an] ardent annexationist and partisan supporter of the United States… After the war Kendall commissioned Carl Nebel, a noted German-born artist and resident of Mexico, to provide 12 hand-colored lithographs that would accompany Kendall's 52 pages of battle descriptions… Nebel's approach was in contrast to most print-makers or illustrators of his day… [He] portrayed soldiers, military units and the terrain realistically, eschewing much (but not all) of the standard 19th century heroic and romantic styles. Other contemporary prints of battles of the Mexican-American War were rendered by illustrators who had not been in Mexico and took liberties with all aspects of what they drew. Kendall provided officers' after-action reports to Nebel, who visited the site of the battle a few months after the event and then painted the scene" (Dawson, Louisiana History 38:2, 236, 237).While the work was published in New York and Philadelphia, the lithographs were produced in Paris. Kendall and Nebel judged only Parisian lithographers qualified to produce the images, and both men spent some time in Europe overseeing the production, for which they shared costs (three shillings per print). They employed the firm of innovative lithographer Rose-Joseph Lemercier; he "developed a number of new processes, including a method of obtaining delicate shadings by spreading powdered crayon on a stone that had been slightly warmed… Looking at the prints from Kendall's volume today, one is struck by the soft ink washes and delicate tonal areas that underlie the watercolor. Highlights seem to have been either reserved with a waxen substance… or carefully scraped into the surface of the stone to yield understated areas of support for the hand coloring" (Sandweiss et al., Eyewitness to War, 36). The prints, three years in the making, "received good press notices even before they left Europe. The Paris correspondent for the Herald referred to the set as 'one of the most superb works of art ever achieved in Paris.' He reported that the plates were 'colored in the highest style of art,' and that they were so carefully done that the best artists of London, Paris and Brussels were able to finish only one per day. 'The fidelity of the landscapes, and the truthfulness of every point introduced into the pictures, cannot but be at once acknowledged and appreciated by the best connoisseur'" (Tyler, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 77:1, 19). "The very best American battle scenes in existence" (Bennett, 65). Because many copies have been broken for the framing of plates, the complete work is today quite scarce. With 12 plates: 1)The Battle of Palo Alto; 2)The Capture of Monterey; 3)The Battle of Buena Vista; 4)The Bombardment of Vera Cruz; 5)Battle of Cerro Gordo; 6)The Assault at Contreras; 7)The Battle at Churubusco; 8) and 9)Battle of Molino del Rey; 10 and 11)The Storming of Chapultepec; 12)General Scott's Entrance into Mexico. Also includes folio map of operations. Sabin 37362. Howes K76. Expert cleaning to text and plate extremities not affecting images, and occasional minor marginal paper repairs; original marbled b. Bookseller Inventory # 102318

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HAMILTON Alexander MADISON James

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Item Description: 1788. First Edition. (HAMILTON, Alexander; MADISON, James; JAY, John). The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, Agreed Upon By the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. New York: Printed and Sold by J. and A. McLean, 1788. Two volumes. 12mo, bound to style in contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels, covers tooled in gilt in a Greek key scroll pattern, marbled endpapers; pp. vi, 227, vi, 384. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $225,000.First edition of The Federalist, one of the rarest and most significant books in American political history, which “exerted a powerful influence in procuring the adoption of the Federal Constitution,” this exceedingly rare association copy signed on the title page of each volume by ardent Federalist Samuel Boyd, a close colleague of Hamilton, a very handsome copy in rich gilt-tooled contemporary tree calf."When Alexander Hamilton invited his fellow New Yorker John Jay and James Madison, a Virginian, to join him in writing the series of essays published as The Federalist, it was to meet the immediate need of convincing the reluctant New York State electorate of the necessity of ratifying the newly proposed Constitution of the United States. The 85 essays, under the pseudonym 'Publius,' were designed as political propaganda, not as a treatise of political philosophy. In spite of this, The Federalist survives as one of the new nation's most important contributions to the theory of government" (PMM, 234). "Hamilton wrote the first piece in October 1787 on a sloop returning from Albany… he finished many pieces while the printer waited in a hall for the completed copy," and, in the end, well over half of the essays were written by him (Brookhiser, Alexander Hamilton, 68-9). Despite the intense time pressures under which the series was written, "what began as a propaganda tract, aimed only at winning the election for delegates to New York's state ratifying convention, evolved into the classic commentary upon the American Federal system" (McDonald, Alexander Hamilton, 107). The Federalist essays "exerted a powerful influence in procuring the adoption of the Federal Constitution, not only in New York but in the other states. There is probably no work in so small a compass that contains so much valuable political information. The true principles of a republican form of government are here unfolded with great clearness and simplicity" (Church 1230). Upon its publication George Washington noted to Hamilton that this work "will merit the Notice of Posterity; because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government, which will always be interesting to mankind" (Washington, letter to Hamilton, 28, August 1788). "A generation passed before it was recognized that these essays by the principal author of the Constitution and its brilliant advocate were the most authoritative interpretation of the Constitution as drafted by the Convention of 1787. As a commentary and exposition of the Constitution, the influence of The Federalist has been profound" (Grolier American 100, 56).The Federalist is without question the most important commentary on the Constitution, the most significant American contribution to political theory, and among the most important of all American works. This first collected edition was published in early 1788. Volume I, published in March, contains the first 36 numbers; Volume II, published in May, includes the remaining 49, together with the text of the Constitution. Of the only 500 copies published, Hamilton is said to have sent nearly 50 copies to Virginia for the ratifying convention. The remaining 450 copies sold poorly, and "the publishers complained in October 1788, long after New York had ratified the Constitution, that they still had several hundred unsold copies" (Maggs, 815). Church 1230. Sabin 23979. Howes H114(c). Streeter II:1049. Ford 17. Bookseller Inventory # 104669

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MCENROE John FRAZIER Joe KALINSKY George

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Item Description: 2004. First Edition. KALINSKY, George. Garden of Dreams: Madison Square Garden 125 Years. (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2004). Quarto, original stiff glazed paper-covered boards, photographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $450.First edition of this celebration of "The World's Most Famous Arena," generously illustrated with photographs by the Garden's official photographer, George Kalinsky, and signed by him, as well as by sports legends Joe Frazier and John McEnroe."While not every dream happened in the Garden," Kalinsky told the New York Times upon this book's publication, "there are enough of them to fill a book. The greater the athletes or entertainers are, the greater their desire to perform on the stage of Madison Square Garden." This volume, lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, most taken by Kalinsky in his role as the Garden's official photographer, commemorates the arena's century-and-a-quarter of memorable moments. Signed not only Kalinsky but also two larger-than-life sports personalities: boxer Joe Frazier, who dealt Muhammad Ali his first professional loss in the "Fight of the Century" at the Garden on March 8, 1971; and John McEnroe, whose many tennis matches at the Garden include his 1979 Masters victory. (A fourth, unidentified signature also appears.).A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 100782

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NEW YORK BROKER HUME John Ferguson

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Item Description: 1888. First Edition. HUME, John Ferguson. The Art of Investing. By a New York Broker. New York: D. Appleton, 1888. Small octavo, original red cloth. $750.First edition of this essential 19th-century investment primer.After his introductory section on the general principles of investing, Hume briefly discusses 14 different types of specific investments. Among these are state and municipal obligations, railroad mortgages and stocks, farm mortgages and ranch securities, water-works loans, street-railway and bridge bonds, and mining and substitution securities. The second section of this work deals with speculation, and it concludes with a long appendix on investment securities, with specific references to the New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Baltimore stock exchanges. An interesting look into the nature of American investing during the height of industrial development in this country. Ex-libris Merrimack College with bookplate. Owner signature of William Odlin, the lawyer and 19th-century Dartmouth football player and Brown football coach.Rear inner paper hinge just starting, a bit of rubbing to cloth, minor toning to spine. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106449

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KINSEY Alfred BURTON Richard F.

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Item Description: 1886. First Edition. RICHARDS, Alfred Bates, WILSON, Andrew, and BADDELEY, St. Clair. A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton. London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. 12mo, original half brown cloth, stiff glazed decorated card boards; pp. [4] 96. $1500.Second edition of this contemporary biography of “the celebrated Eastern traveler, author and linguist,” with photographic frontispiece portrait. This copy from the library of Alfred Kinsey’s Institute for Sex Research, with its bookplate and Kinsey’s ownership inscription (“Alfred C. Kinsey, 6-18-45”).Three different authors trace the life, travels and adventures of a "very extraordinary man, who has toiled every hour and minute… distinguishing himself in every possible way. He has done more than any other six men in Her Majesty's dominions, and is one of the best, noblest and truest that breathes" (page 37). "This is a curious little book, often overlooked in studies of Burton, but it deserves closer attention. Of special note is the frontispiece, pp. 84-96, which prints a scrap of Burton's autobiography and pages 79-82, which contain a 'List of Captain Burton's Works'" (Casada 369). With Woodburyprint photographic frontispiece, bearing Burton's printed facsimile signatures in English and Arabic. This edition reprints and updates A Short Sketch of the Career of Captain Richard F. Burton by "An Old Oxonian" (1880). Penzer, 305-06. Decorative monogrammatical bookplate of C.J. Peacock. Owner signature of Alfred C. Kinsey, with bookplate of the Institute for Sex Research. Kinsey founded the Institute in 1947, in part, "to create the most complete and most scientific data bank on human sexuality ever compiled… Kinsey hired and carefully trained a team of interviewers to gather more case histories… and he also collected a staggering cache of books, 'how to' manuals, primitive artifacts and implements of an erotic or sexual nature; these were housed at the Institute's library" (ANB). Considering the translated erotica he published through the Kama Shastra Society, Burton likely would have appreciated Kinsey's work. Kinsey had an interest in Burton's: in 1948, in fact, he enlisted Gershon Legman (best known for his scholarly studies of erotic humor) as a bibliographer to "help locate such obscure rarities as… the 16 original volumes of Richard Burton's Arabian Nights with their complex and lengthy footnotes on Levantine sexuality" (Mikita Brottman, Funny Peculiar). Title and library marking written on spine in white ink.Interior generally clean, with foxing mostly confined to free endpapers; Kinsey's inscription still easily legible. Front joint tender, small, old repair to foot of rear joint; boards with light edge-wear, mild toning to decorations. An excellent copy of a scarce work in near-fine condition, with a notable and intriguing provenance. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 101188

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KASLER Jim

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Item Description: 2005. First Edition. (KASLER, Jim) LUCKETT, Perry D. and BYLER, Charles L. Tempered Steel. The Three Wars of Triple Air Force Cross Winner Jim Kasler. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books, (2005). Octavo, original blue paper boards, original dust jacket. $250.First edition of this biography of Jim Kasler, a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and the only three-time recipient of the Air Force Cross, inscribed on the half title by him: “James H. Kasler To Nathan Lowe.”This engaging biography chronicles the life of Jim Kasler, a veteran of air combat in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Kasler remains the only three-time recipient of the Air Force Cross and Major General Vandenberg once called Kasler, along with Chuck Yeager and Robbie Risner, “head and shoulders above the rest as stick-and-rudder pilots.” Kasler began his career as an 18-year-old tail gunner flying bombing missions over Japan, then became an ace in Korea, and went on to become one of the most celebrated heroes of the Vietnam War. Kasler was credited with both planning and leading one of the most effective bombing missions of the Vietnam war. However, like his contemporaries John McCain and James Stockdale, Kasler was shot down in Vietnam and endured years of torture (six and a half, in his case) in a POW camp. With program from the ceremony dedicating the Col. James H. Kasler Senior Squadrom of the Civil Air Patrol (where this copy was inscribed) laid in.Book fine, dust jacket about-fine. A handsome inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 89389

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GREGOIRE Herman

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Item Description: 1965. First Edition. (EUROPE) GREGOIRE, Herman. Le Livre de l’Occident. Geneva: Editions Kister, 1965. Four volumes. Quarto, original publisher’s close-grained morocco gilt, top edges gilt. Each volume in original leather-edged slipcase. $650.Limited first edition of this engaging and richly illustrated history of Western civilization, with hundreds of in-text illustrations and mounted photographic plates in color. This is set number 931 of 2000 with an original illustration by Michel Ciry.This history of Europe and European culture is divided into four parts: The Double Origin (referring to the strong and at times competing Judeo-Christian and Greek heritages); The Birth of Europe, The Time of Revolutions, and The Future of Europe. Includes a foreword by Paul Valéry and a preface by André Maurois. From a total edition of 2450. Text in French. Old bookseller label at rear of each volume.Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 88376

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KENNEDY William

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Item Description: 1983. First Edition. KENNEDY, William. Ironweed. New York: Viking, (1983). Octavo, original half gray paper boards, original dust jacket. $950.First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, boldly signed by the author on the title page.Fourteen publishers rejected William Kennedy’s manuscript for Ironweed “until Saul Bellow, Kennedy’s former teacher, heard of it. A strongly worded letter to Viking from the normally taciturn Bellow eventually led to the novel being published” (Parker, 575). On its publication, critics agreed with the Washington Post Book World that “with Ironweed, William Kennedy is making American literature.” “The novel is rich in plot and dramatic tension, building as it eventually does, to a violent showdown between a gang of marauding American Legionnaires and a handful of derelicts in a hobo jungle. It is almost Joycean in the variety of rhetoric it uses to evoke the texture and sociology of Albany in the 1930s, particularly the city’s Irish community, which by the time of the novel is in full control of the city’s politics. And the book is remarkable in its refusal either to sentimentalize or trivialize ‘life on the bum” (New York Times). The book earned Kennedy the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Literature and a MacArthur Foundation grant. Kennedy also wrote the screenplay for the 1987 film adaptation, which garnered Oscar nominations for stars Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Later price sticker to dust jacket flap.A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 90611

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CHARLES II HAMILTON Count Anthony

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Item Description: 1809. (CHARLES II) HAMILTON, Count Anthony. Memoirs of Count Grammont. London: T. Bensley for J. White et al., 1809. Three volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full tan morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1000.Later illustrated edition in English of this satirical inside look at the court of King Charles II of England, with 40 engraved portraits and six scenes, handsomely bound by Canape.Gibbon called it “the delight of every man and woman of taste.” First published in 1714, one year after the French first edition, this fascinating chronicle of a “reprobate count” captures the “easy and irresponsible air” of the English court of 1662-64. “For drollery, knowledge of the world, various satire, general utility, united with great vivacity of composition… the Memoirs of Grammont… deserve that character more than any which was ever written” (Walter Scott). “It is written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always rank as a classic” (DNB). See Lowndes 986. A fine set, with only occasional light foxing and offsetting, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 76396

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KEYNES John Maynard

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Item Description: 1936. First Edition. KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London: Macmillan, 1936. Octavo, modern full green morocco-gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2400.First edition of Keynes’ last major work, the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, handsomely bound in full gilt-decorated morocco by Asprey.The General Theory ranks with the Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus' Essay on Population as a guide to public policy. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM 423). Fine condition. A handsome copy. Bookseller Inventory # 104767

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KEYNES John Maynard

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Item Description: 1930. First Edition. KEYNES, John Maynard. A Treatise on Money. London: Macmillan, 1930. Two volumes. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jackets. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7500.First edition of Keynes’ important work on monetary theory, in rare original dust jackets."The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling the vagaries of the trade-cycle" (PMM 423). "In 1930, Keynes brought out his heavy, two-volume Treatise on Money, which effectively set out his Wicksellian theory of the credit cycle. In it, the rudiments of a liquidity preference theory of interest are laid out and Keynes believed it would be his magnum opus…[however, criticism was swift and extreme] and the Treatise led to the formation of a reading group, known as 'the circus,' composed of young Cambridge economists Richard Kahn and others… Kahn dutifully delivered reports of the Circus's discussions to Keynes, who subsequently began revising his ideas. One resulting criticism of the Treatise was that it failed to provide a theory of the determination of output and employment as a wholeâ€" a particular pertinent question given the huge amount of unemployment at the time" (History of Economic Thought). As a result of the controversy over the Treatise on Money, and the subsequent discussions and debates that arose from it, Keynes produced his greatest work, The General Theory, which literally began a revolution in American economics. AMEX 254. Books near-fine, with a single tear to head of each spine and slight toning to spines. Rare dust jackets with expert restoration. A desirable copy. Bookseller Inventory # 101258

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JUDSON Clara Ingram

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Item Description: 1926. First Edition. JUDSON, Clara Ingram. Child Life Cook Book. Chicago and New York: Rand McNally, (1926). Quarto, original white cloth. $250.First edition of this cook for children, with lovely silhouette illustrations.Clara Ingram Judson was a popular children's book authorâ€"best known for her Mary Jane seriesâ€"who also wrote a number of cookbooks for children. Child Life Cook Book includes chapters on Apples, Soups for Dinners, Meats, Hot Breads, Vegetables, Salad, Dessert, Sunday Evening Tea, "The Emergency Party," Sandwiches and Cookies. Only mild wear. A near-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 105275

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KENT Louise Andrews

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Item Description: 1942. First Edition. KENT, Louise Andrews. Mrs. Appleyard's Kitchen. Boston/Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin/Riverside, 1942. Octavo, original tan cloth, original dust jacket. $350.First edition of the scarce first cookbook in the Kent’s Mrs. Appleyard series, featuring the recipe for her beloved Oatmeal Lace Cookies and much more.Kent was an accomplished novelist and journalist best known for her "very successful Appleyard series that flowered from the 1941 best-seller, Mrs. Appleyard's Year… She invented Mrs. Appleyard to be 'plump, rosy, and cute'… a wonderfully motherly, easy-going, adaptable and witty woman," whose popularity with readers sparked this first cookbook in her influential series (Warner, Province of Reason, 176-7). In 1942, the same year this cookbook was published, James Beard named Kent one of the "four famous gourmets" chosen to name their own favorite cookbooks. Here, with menu suggestions and chapters such as "A Cook in Spite of Herself" and "Brides Must Bake," Kent blends witty cooking tips with expert culinary adviceâ€"as well as her delicious recipes for Oatmeal Lace Cookies, New England Bouillabaisse, a "Magic Cocktail" of cranberry cider, rum and lime juice, and much more. Book fine; light toning to spine, small chip to upper edge of rear panel of price-clipped extremely good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 104690

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GRAHAME Kenneth

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Item Description: 1899. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Golden Age. London: John Lane, 1899. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter green close-grain morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $450.Later edition of Grahame’s hugely successful Golden Age, handsomely bound by MacDonald.First published in 1895, Grahame’s Golden Age is a series of short stories about a family of parentless children and their various adventures, based upon his own childhood experience. “The book was an immediate and huge success, and at once made Grahame’s literary reputation” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 217). The Golden Age was followed in 1898 by its sequel, Dream Days, which was also received enthusiastically. Armorial bookplate and booklabel of renowned bibliophile Abel E. Berland.A fine copy, in handsome binding. Bookseller Inventory # 83763

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HARE Reginald Arthur

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Item Description: 1965. First Edition. HARE, Reginald Arthur Proctor. Tasty Dishes of India. Fort Bombay, India: D.B. Taraporevala Sons, circa 1965. Octavo, original white paper boards, original dust jacket. $450.Early edition of this simplified guide to Indian cooking based on authentic Indian recipes and written by a British military officer.This simplified cookbook by a British military officer who spent a lifetime in India combines Western ingredients with just a few ingredients easily procured at an Indian grocery to produce credible Indian recipes. Author Reginald Hare moves beyond the stereotypical curries to include soups, vegetable dishes, chutneys, desserts, and more. Book with mild toning to text and book extremities and slight splitting to front joint. Bright dust jacket with only light wear to extremities. A near-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 103846

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Item Description: 1898. First Edition. GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days. London and New York: John Lane (The Bodley Head), 1899 (i.e. 1898). Octavo, original pale blue cloth gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. $750.First English edition of Grahame’s “convincingly unsentimental picture of childhood” (Lessing & Ousby), with gift inscription on the half title, “Charles Kingsley from Mitchell Kennerley, Dec 98.”Dream Days, a collection of stories about a family of parentless children and their various adventures, was published as a sequel to Grahame’s first huge success: The Golden Age (1895). Golden Age had achieved immediate popularity upon its publication and Dream Days “was even more enthusiastically received” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 217). The success of these two volumes firmly established Grahame’s literary reputation. The title page of Dream Days was predated 1899 for the 1898 Christmas season (the copyright page reads 1898). The recipient of this copy was Charles Kingsley, author of Westward Ho! (1855) and The Water-Babies (1863). It was presented to him by Mitchell Kennerley, then manager of John Lane’s New York office. The date “Dec 98” confirms the predating of the title page.Text and inscription fine, minor rubbing to original cloth and fading to spine. A near-fine copy, with distinguished literary provenance. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 80126

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