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CLANCY Tom

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Item Description: 1984. First Edition. CLANCY, Tom. The Hunt for Red October. Annapolis: Naval Institute, (1984). Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Clancy's "breathlessly exciting" first novel (Washington Post).Insurance agent Clancy's first novel and the first fiction published by the Naval Institute Press, The Hunt for Red October became a surprise best-seller and one of President Reagan's favorite books; he called it "the perfect yarn." Clancy based the book on interviews with intelligence officers and extensive research in publicly available sources; however, at a White House lunch in 1985, then-Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr., told the author, "If you were a naval officer, I would have you court-martialed because of all the classified information in your book" (New York Times). First edition, published by the Naval Institute Press and printed in Annapolis, with neither statement of edition nor series of numbers on copyright page, no price on dust jacket and six blurbs on rear panel. Book fine; tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of near-fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 107183

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HICKS John R.

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Item Description: 1981. First Edition. HICKS, John R. Collected Essays on Economic Theory. Wealth and Welfare. WITH: Money, Interest and Wages. WITH: Classics and Moderns. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, (1981). Octavo, original blue, green, and red cloth and paper boards, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of this collection of essays on money and growth, including two previously unpublished essays.This three-volume series comprises Hicks' most important theoretical papers. It covers topics such as price and income; welfare economics; monetary theory; the differences between Hicks and Keynes; Hicks' views on earlier economists; mathematical economics; and trade. "One of the most important and influential economists of the 20th century, the trail of the eternally eclectic John Hicks is found all over economic theory". The quintessential 'economist's economist,' Hicks cannot be said to have founded a 'school". If any, his school was 'economics". Hicks' scholarly output is a perfect demonstration of how economics should be done: without partisanship for pet theories, without ideological quibbling, his own strictest critic, learning from all and everywhere, constantly searching for new ideas and staying glued to none". No economist, before or since Hicks, has achieved such 'Olympian' scholarship" (Fonseca). "Hicks will probably appear in the history of economics as the greatest British theorist of the century" (Niehans, 371). Hicks was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1972. The essays in these volumes were previously published in a variety of journals and books. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 102705

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SOLOW Robert

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Item Description: 1963. First Edition. SOLOW, Robert M. Capital Theory and the Rate of Return. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1963. Octavo, original green paper boards. $1500.First edition of this Nobel prize-winner's De Vries Lectures on economics."These three lectures in the volume under review consolidate and extend Robert Solow's previous examination of the relationship between capital and economic growth. What is crucial is to know the social rate of return on investment; this is the principal theme, and a sound one. Readers of Solow's articles on capital and growth will surely wish to continue with this book. It is also a particularly good introduction to the discussion; prepared for oral delivery, the presentation seems easier to follow than his previous contributions. It would be an injustice, however, to imply that these lectures are merely one more contribution to the current debate over capital and growth; they are more than that. This review can scarcely suggest the breadth of the discussion or the elegance of the theoretical analysis and manipulation of simple models; suffice it to say that the whole volume is highly stimulating" (Denison, American Economic Review). Interior generally fine, slight rubbing to spine ends, mild toning to rear board. A near-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 105294

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KARSH Yousuf

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Item Description: 1992. First Edition. KARSH, Yousuf. Karsh: American Legends. Boston: Little, Brown, (1992). Quarto, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the celebrated photographer to one of the famous subjects pictured in this book's pages, "For Charlton Heston, whose portrait graces this book. Yousuf Karsh."The American luminaries from business, the arts and politics photographed (several in color) for this volume include Jim Henson, Jessye Norman, Dizzy Gillespie, Andy Warhol, I.M. Pei, Walter Annenberg, James Watson, Isaac Asimov, Walter Cronkite, Cesar Chavez, Katharine Graham, Elie Wiesel, Sandra Day O'Connor, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Ray Bradbury, Charles Schulz, Billie Jean King, Kurt Vonnegut and, of course, this copy's recipient, eminent film star Charlton Heston. This is the companion volume to a 1993 traveling photographic exhibition of the same title. Interior with slightest toning to edges. A fine inscribed presentation copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107079

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GUDIOL Jose

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Item Description: 1971. First Edition. GUDIOL, Jose. Goya. 1746-1828. Biography, Analytical Study and Catalogue of His Paintings. Translated from Spanish by Kenneth Lyons. New York: Tudor, (1971). Four volumes. Quarto, original red leatherette, original dust jackets, original acetate. Volume IV in original shipping carton. $1500.First edition in English of this analytical catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Goya, with 1295 color and black-and-white plates, including a number of details and close-ups, as well as many fine reproductions of drawings, engravings and lithographs in addition to the paintings."In this book we present a descriptive catalogue of Goya's painting based on our own analysis and on all that we accept from previous research". Since it is impossible in our opinion to have a complete idea of Goya the painter without considering his drawings and engravings, we have also published a selection of drawings, engravings and lithographs, not with the intention of cataloguing them, but simply as a complement to the pictorial work. This 'tangential' presentation is essential if we are to form an idea of the painter's mentality and his reactions to life and to historical circumstances" (page 12). José Gudiol (1904-1985) devoted his life to the study of Hispanic art; he organized the Spanish collection of the Frick Library in New York in 1931-32 and was the founding director of the Amatller Institute of Hispanic Art, in Barcelona. Volume I is the text volume, featuring a biography of the artist with an extensive essay on the "general evolution of his work," an analytical catalogue of the paintings, concordances and an extensive bibliography. Volumes II-IV include the 1295 plates, many in color, including many close-up details of larger paintings. Volume II covers the years 1765-1788; Volume III, 1789-1805; and Volume IV, 1806-1828. Volumes II-IV each with "Index of the Illustrations" sheet laid in. Gudiol's original Spanish edition was published in 1970. Freitag 4658. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104494

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MCCAFFREY Anne

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Item Description: 2000. First Edition. MCCAFFREY, Anne. Pegasus in Space. New York: Del Rey, (2000). Octavo, contemporary full gilt-paneled and -decorated blue morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $1500.Signed limited first edition, copy "C" of only nine lettered presentation copies specially bound in full morocco-gilt by Antiquarian Bookcrafts of Dublin, Ireland.This entry in McCaffrey's Saga of the Talents series "follows the adventures of a group of psychically gifted scientists who nobly improve Earth's future by making space exploration and colonization possible". The novel's primary focus is on McCaffrey's vision of science and psychic abilities meshing so that humanity can inherit the stars" (Publishers Weekly). Fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 100311

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WARHOL Andy HACKETT Pat

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Item Description: 1980. First Edition. WARHOL, Andy and HACKETT, Pat. POPism. The Warhol '60s. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Warhol's 1980 memoir, with 16 pages of photographic images featuring Warhol and his famous friends, inscribed: "To Yvonne love Andy Warhol," with a symbol scrawled below, and additionally signed on the front panel of the dust jacket.Warhol wrote this memoir with his frequent collaborator and long-time friend, Pat Hackett. Together, the pair wanted to depict the height of the Pop movement""1960 to 1969""by focusing on Warhol's art and film work. Based largely on the audiotapes that Warhol recorded during the time in question, the work features many anecdotes about celebrities and people who frequented the Factory, Warhol's New York studio. "A vivid re-creation of a great time to live and a great time to die" (Martin Scorsese). The "Yvonne" to whom this copy is inscribed may be Yvonne Rainer, the American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, known for her experiments in minimalism. She was one of Warhol's close friends and inspired his famous 1963 film, "Sleep." Small bookseller sticker to front flap of dust jacket.Book very nearly fine, with a bit of offsetting from inscription to adjacent pages. Dust jacket about-fine, with only mild toning to spine. A lovely inscribed and twice signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107408

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HANDY W.C.

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Item Description: 1926. First Edition. HANDY, W.C., editor. Blues. An Anthology. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. Folio (9 by 12 inches), original black and purple cloth. $1500.First edition of this classic jazz anthology featuring text as well as piano/vocal parts, inscribed in the year of publication: "To Miss Lydia G. Fraser, with best wishes, W.C. Handy. 5-10-'26."The editor of this work, W.C. Handy, was a famous jazz musician and composer. Blues: An Anthology was the first book on the blues for a general audience. Handy intended for this illustrated book to be accessible, to contain compelling music and to, above all, foster a love and respect for jazz. His methods work and it was reprinted throughout the 20th century. "Handy may not have 'fathered' the blues". nor did he write true 'blues' songs of the type that were performed by country blues musicians. But he did write one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, which introduced blues tonalities and themes to popular music. His influence on stage music and jazz was profound" (ANB). Without scarce original dust jacket. Slightest foxing to interior, minor rubbing mainly to spine. A near-fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106264

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NAIPUL Vidiadhar Surajprasad

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Item Description: 1959. First Edition. NAIPUL, V.S. Miguel Street. (London): Andre Deutsch, (1959). Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Naipul's powerful collection of stories about colonial Trinidad."Miguel Street by V. S. Naipaul, is a beguiling book about growing up in the West Indies. The sketches are written lightly, so that tragedy is understated and comedy is overstated, yet the ring of truth always prevails. A comparison with "Porgy and Bess" has been suggested. The parallel has at least the merit of reminding us that the whole world is one. In that hospitable mood we might also remember Mark Twain's tales of life on the Mississippi. But Miguel Street, in Trinidad, is not really very much like Catfish Row, nor are reminders of nineteenth-century Missouri prevalent. What is true and, if you will, significant about Mr. Naipaul's book is that it presents a world of its own excellently" (New York Times). Book fine, dust jacket very nearly so. Bookseller Inventory # 106977

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WISTER Owen

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Item Description: 1902. First Edition. WISTER, Owen. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains. New York: MacMillan, 1902. Octavo, original beige cloth illustrated in red, black and gilt. $1600.First edition of the novel that defined "America's most durable hero""the cowboy," with eight full-page illustrations by Arthur Keller.Owen Wister's novel of Wyoming cowpunchers "became one of the first mass-market bestsellers and stands as a defining text for America's most durable hero"" the cowboy". In a way, after The Virginian, there need never have been another western. In a way, there wasn't" (Harvard Magazine). Having "established many of the patterns of fiction about the West and created a native mythology" (Hart, 841), Wister's lead character became "the progenitor of every cowboy-hero who has drawn a gun since the turn of the century" (Downs, Famous American Books 30). Born to an old Philadelphia family, Wister took the advice of Harvard classmate Theodore Roosevelt and traveled west in the 1880s. When Roosevelt later suggested a novel based on his experiences, Wister responded with The Virginian, dedicating it to Roosevelt. With six pages of publisher's advertisements at rear; without very scarce original dust jacket. Bruccoli & Clark IV:392. Graff 4725. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106872

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MITCHELL Samuel Augustus

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Item Description: 1839. MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States, Containing the Principal Cities, Towns, &c. Alphabetically Arranged; Together with the Stage, Steam-Boat, Canal, and Rail-Road Routes. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperwait, & Co., 1839. 12mo (3-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches), publisher's red patterned cloth. $1600.Early edition of this guide, with very large hand-colored map at rear of the eastern United States as far west as the Missouri Territory and eastern Texas.Samuel Augustus Mitchell was one of the most prolific publishers and editors of geographical manuals, maps, and textbooks in the United States, employing upwards to 250 artisans and writers. Around 1830 Mitchell settled in Philadelphia, where the best cartographic printing houses could be found, with the intention of improving the aesthetics of geography texts and atlases. His first effort, A New American Atlas, appeared in 1831. "Mitchell entered the field of cartography at an opportune moment, when national expansion, following the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, Pike, and others, stimulated an interest in the newer parts of the country and created a market for travel maps and guidebooks. He remains an outstanding figure in the development of American geography" (DAB). "Mitchell's ability to identify and correlate original sources, as well as material from other map makers, was evident". His maps were among the most popular and influential in distributing new knowledge about American expansion to a growing, eager audience" (Martin & Martin, 135). Traveller's guides such as this one were very popular in the 19th century""small volumes that could be slipped into a pocket, filled with detailed information on the distances of each stage of trips by different forms of transportation. With inset maps of Cincinnati, Albany, New Orleans, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Charleston. Issued under various titles; the map alone was first issued in 1832, and the accompanying text was first issued in 1834. See Howes M690. Small early bookplate, contemporary owner signature and marginalia to front endpapers.Map with expert paper repairs to folds, with just the slightest bit of loss to a few of them, not affecting readability. Binding with restoration to spin ends. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 105283

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KING Stephen

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Item Description: 1979. First Edition. KING, Stephen. The Dead Zone. New York: Viking, (1979). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.First edition of King's paranormal and political thriller, boldly inscribed by him less than a year after publication, "For L"" With best, Stephen King 5/4/80"Steeped in the political consciousness of post-Vietnam America, The Dead Zone is a riff on the old axiom that evil thrives when good men do nothing" (Fantasy and Horror 6-195). Viking officially released this work in August 1979. First edition, first printing: with "First published in 1979 by The Viking Press" and no additional printings on the copyright page. Underwood & Miller 8 a. Anatomy of Wonder II:600. Horror Literature 4-130. A fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107060

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GOLDMAN William

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Item Description: 1973. First Edition. GOLDMAN, William. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. The 'good parts' version. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.First edition of Goldman's most popular book, his loving lampoon of swashbuckling fantasy.Goldman satirizes familiar fairy tale formula"""Fighting". Revenge". Beasts of All Natures and Descriptions""in this book-within-a-book, a unique blend of slapstick comedy and wistful sentiment. Goldman also wrote the popular 1987 screen adaptation directed by Rob Reiner. With "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Fantasy and Horror 7-139. Evidence of bookplate removal to front free endpaper; small closed tear with tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of about-fine price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 107858

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POLLOCK Walter

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Item Description: 1889. First Edition. (SPORT) POLLOCK, Walter H. Fencing. Boxing. Wrestling. London: Longmans, Green, 1889. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked, top edge gilt, uncut. $1650.Limited large paper first edition, number 54 of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to three sports of combat: fencing, boxing and wrestling.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the "Badminton Library" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, "the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). This volume includes illustrated instructions on fencing technique from simple attacks to parries and feints; boxing steps and punches; and explanations of such wrestling "chips" as the Hank, the Cross-Buttock and the Cross Click. Illustrated with 42 full-page plates. Front board gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Occasional light foxing. Binding with light expert restoration. Extremely good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104950

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MEAD Edward Sherwood GRODINSKY Julius

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Item Description: 1939. First Edition. MEAD, Edward Sherwood and GRODINSKY, Julius. The Ebb and Flow of Investment Values. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century, 1939. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition of this post-Crash work offering a new theory of investment and investment policy for a surplus economy, in scarce original dust jacket.In this work, written after the post-Crash failure of some of the country's strongest industries, Mead and Grodinsky set out a revolutionary new theory of investment. Attempting to both minimize the risk and simplify investment policy, the pair argue that the sole consideration in investment should be the selection of the industry in which one wishes to invest. Thus, investors must focus their energies on identifying growth industries and then, once stocks are purchased, stay alert for signs of obsolescence and decay. The entire theory, then, is much more manageable than its predecessors as it allows the investor to focus on broad trends in industry rather on the complexities of individual stocks. First printing, with "(1)" on last page of text. Book fine, scarce, bright dust jacket with only a few tape repairs including one to recto and mild toning to spine. A handsome copy in near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104550

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THURSTON Edgar

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Item Description: 1909. First Edition. THURSTON, Edgar, assisted by K[adambi]. Rangachari. Castes and Tribes of Southern India. Madras: Government Press, 1909. Seven volumes. Thick octavo, orignal pictorial green cloth gilt. $1650.First edition of Thurston's ethnographic account of the population in the Madras Presidency, generously illustrated with 176 photographic plates, in original cloth."To the British, India was an ideal locus for science: it provided a rich diversity that could be mined for knowledge". To know was to name, identify and compare""this was the frame in which the question of understanding India entered the discourse of colonial science" (Prakash, "Science 'Gone Native' in Colonial India," Representations 40, 155). Edgar Thurston, superintendent of the Madras Central Museum, exemplifies this colonial impulse to classify and categorize. An avid ethnologist, he "pursued his special interest in anthropometry"" scientific study of the body's measurements and proportions"""rather unusually; he kept his calipers and other measuring instruments handy, using them on native visitors to the museum""sometimes paying them, sometimes not" (Prakash, 156). As part of the Indian government's 1901 ethnographic survey, Thurston measured as many as 30 to 60 members of a "caste" or "tribe" (though sometimes as few as six or seven) "and mapped them under certain racial categories". Taking information from his assistants and K. Rangachary (a botany lecturer), he compiled seven volumes on the castes and tribes of the south India in alphabetical sequence, covering a brief history of their origin, customs, religious practices and occupation, and classed them within particular groups" (Bhukya, "The Mapping of the Adivasi Social," Economic and Political Weekly, 104-105). Although his racial science has been discredited, Thurston's work remains a valuable record of diversity in Colonial India and the folkways, some now long-vanished, of its people. With 176 black-and-white photographic plates. Bookseller's small ticket in last four volumes.Inner hings expertly reinforced, just a few plates expertly reattached Texts lightly embrowned, scattered light foxing. Original cloth lightly rubbed with mild spotting, several spines lightly toned; gilt bright. A very good set. Bookseller Inventory # 102103

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FERBER Edna

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Item Description: 1952. First Edition. FERBER, Edna. Giant. Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber's epic saga of the American Dream, basis for the 1956 Oscar-winning film starring James Dean. Warmly inscribed by the author, "Inscribed for "" Helen W"""" "" front office magic. Edna Ferber.""One of the 20th century's most popular writers" Ferber won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel So Big in 1925 and throughout her career consistently wrote "the broad-based saga of America". a vision of America as a land of possibilities, a belief in the American Dream" (ANB). Thirteen years from initial idea to publication, her best-known novel Giant provoked both critical praise and fury, leading the New York Times reviewer to conclude that "when Texans read what she has written about them they won't like Ferber". [yet] almost everyone else is going to revel in these pages." The 1956 film adaptation starred Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, who died before the film's release, and earned legendary director George Stevens his second Oscar for Best Director. Recipient's ownership inscription.Dust jacket with light toning to spine, light edge-wear including closed tear to rear panel. Book fine. An attractive inscribed copy in near-fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107243

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RANDOLPH Rev. F. RANDOLPH Francis

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Item Description: 1787. First Edition. RANDOLPH, Rev. F[rancis], M.A. A Letter to the Honourable William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, &c. &c. On the Proposed Abolition of the African Slave Trade. London: T. Cadell, 1788. Slim octavo, period-style three-quarter black cloth and marbled boards; pp. 56. $1650.First edition of Randolph's important 1788 Letter against swift abolition of the slave trade, published the same year Prime Minister Pitt, "substituting for Wilberforce," raised the subject in House of Commons, with Randolph instead proposing fresh regulations for slave owners and the slave trade, from the collection of the New York Historical Society.At a time when "the British share of the European slave traffic was higher than ever," famed abolitionists Clarkson and Wilberforce worked with Prime Minister Pitt in February 1788 to create a committee of the Privy Council charged with investigating the slave trade. Three months later Pitt, "substituting for Wilberforce who was ill, introduced the subject of the trade in the House of Commons. That session passed a bill sponsored by William Dolben that regulated the dimensions of slave ships" (Rodriquez, Historical Encyclopedia I:162). Dolben's bill, known as the "Middle Passage" Bill, was passed that same July, and Pitt ordered "Captain Parrey, a naval surveyor, to take measurements of slaving vessels docked at Liverpool. Parrey came back with surveys of several ships measurements, including those of the slaver called the Brookes (or Brooks). The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade used the measurements of the Brookes and created the now-famous Brookes diagram" (Encyclopedia of African American History, 285).Randolph's Letter". on the Proposed Abolition of the African Slave Trade, published soon after, is a key document in calling for restraint amidst demands for abolition of the slave trade. While Randolph praises such efforts, his Letter clearly signals the authority of those who opposed to the urgency of Pitt, Clarkson and Wilberforce. Randolph is especially mindful of how "slavery and the slave trade were tied closely to the rights of private property, the political freedom of colonies and states, and the economic rewards of international competition" (Davis, Homicide to Slavery, 244-5). He insists we cannot "pay the Tribute of Mercy without endangering the Treasury." A sympathetic reviewer observed that Randolph's Letter "inclines strongly to the cause of freedom". and since a total abolition of Negro-slavery is not likely soon to happen, he proposes a set of very proper regulations for the African trade, and for the better treatment of slaves in the plantations" (Monthly Review, May 1788, 429). By 1807, however, those who shared Randolph's views were confronted by Parliament's passage of the Slave Trade Act and the next year Clarkson's History, with its folding map of Brookes slave ship. Sabin 67823. Allibone II:1738. Hogg, African Slave Trade:155. With deaccession inkstamp of the New York Historical Society: "Withdrawn N-YHS." Faint instamp: "Bound N.Y.H.S. May 10 1943."Text very fresh with only lightest scattered foxing. A highly desirable near-fine copy of a major work in the history of slavery. Bookseller Inventory # 105628

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ROTH Philip

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Item Description: 1969. First Edition. ROTH, Philip. Portnoy's Complaint. New York: Random House, (1969). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1800.First trade edition of Roth's breakthrough novel, boldly inscribed by him, "Aug. 1971, For J"" P"" My best, Philip Roth."One of Roth's most successful novels, relating the angst-ridden auto-erotic adventures of Alexander Portnoy. "This poignant, wildly funny novel can be seen as part and parcel of the cultural ferment and artistic experimentation which characterized 1969, the tumultuous year of its publication. At the time, the book's obscenity and perceived anti-Semitism created outrage, excitement, and tremendous sales. The book endures because of vivid characterizations, perfect-pitch capture of vernacular speech, and the pathos of its hero's predicament" (Books of the Century, 32). Preceded by the signed limited first edition of 600 copies. Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels, 106. Book fine; tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of about-fine dust jacket. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106317

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NIXON Richard MACARTHUR II Douglas

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Item Description: 1983. First Edition. NIXON, Richard. Real Peace: A Strategy for the West. New York: (1983). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1850.Limited first edition, one of 1000 privately printed copies of Nixon's fifth book, an exceptional presentation copy with a memorable association, inscribed by the President in blue ink on the half title to the nephew of General Douglas MacArthur, "To Douglas MacArthur II, With warm regards from Richard Nixon, 6-10-'85." Douglas MacArthur II's distinguished diplomatic career, in which his tenure as ambassador to Japan earned him the cover on Time as "'the principal architect of present-day U.S. policy toward Japan," culminated in his service as Nixon's ambassador to Iran from 1969-72. In Real Peace President Nixon identifies the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union as key to world peace, asserting the need for "a policy of hard-headed détente". based on a strength of arms and strength of will." This exceptional presentation/association copy is inscribed by Nixon to Douglas MacArthur II, the namesake and nephew of General Douglas MacArthur, who was Nixon's ambassador to Iran from 1969-72, culminating a distinguished diplomatic career in which he served as "Ambassador to Japan from 1957 to 1961, a period when relations between Tokyo and Washington were put on a new footing of equality after 15 years of Japanese subordination". MacArthur went on to become Ambassador to Belgium, Assistant Secretary of State for congressional relations [and] Ambassador to Austria". While he was Ambassador to Japan, he played a crucial role in prolonged negotiations during which Japanese grievances were addressed. Eventually, a new United States-Japanese mutual security treaty was signed and ratified by both Governments and went into effect in 1960. In that year, Time magazine called him 'the principal architect of present-day U.S. policy toward Japan.'" During WWII, MacArthur "was assigned, during the Nazi occupation of France, to Marshall Henri Philippe Petain's puppet capital at Vichy in central France. When the Vichy Government broke off relations with the United States in 1942, he was turned over to the Nazis and was interned for 16 months" (New York Times). As his death he was remembered as a leader "who never forgot his heritage. 'If you were a MacArthur,' he once remarked, "from the time you were in your cradle, the responsibilities of duty, honor, and country came with your mother's milk'". He lived and served his country through the most tumultuous and yet promising time of human history, from the rise of Nazi Germany through the post-Cold War era" ((Bo Hi Pak, Chairman, Washington Times). This copy one of a privately printed limited edition of only 1000 copies "for a select group of government officials and opinion leaders" (publicity material); a trade edition was issued by Little, Brown the following year. With "First Printing September 1983" on copyright page. Book fine; lightest edge-wear, faint dampstaining to dust jacket. A very scarce about-fine inscribed presentation copy with an especially distinctive association. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 103294

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TRUMAN Harry

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Item Description: 1961. First Edition. TRUMAN, Harry S. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the Public Messages, speeches, and Statements of the President, April 12 to December 31, 1945. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1961-66. Eight volumes. Large octavo, original gray cloth. $1850.First editions of the complete eight volumes of Truman's Presidential messages, speeches, and statements, inscribed in Volume I by President Truman beneath the frontispiece portrait, "To: Edward John Pfeiffer, From: Harry S. Truman."The Public Papers of Harry S. Truman was issued in a total of eight volumes, from 1961 to 1966. Clearly 1945, the volume inscribed by Truman, was a pivotal year for both Truman and the United States, as he led the nation through the end of World War II, including the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the United States' rebuilding efforts in Europe and Asia after the war, as well as the beginning of tensions with the Soviet Union that would ultimately grow into the Cold War. These volumes were all issued without dust jackets. Near-fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 103785

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RABELAIS Francis

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Item Description: 1750. RABELAIS, Francois. The Works of Francis Rabelais, M.D. Formerly translated by Sir Thomas Urquart, M.D". Since carefully revised, and compared throughout with M. le du Chat's edition, by Mr. Ozell. London: John Hart, 1750. Five volumes. 12mo, 19th-century full brown morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1850.Early edition of the first English translation of Rabelais, the first edition with the set of 28 copperplate engravings (24 folding), very handsomely bound."Though an English version of Gargantua was licensed in 1592, and was probably then issued, no translation of Rabelais is extant prior to Urquhart's of 1653". In point of style Urquhart was Rabelais incarnate, and in his employment of the verbal resources, whether of science and pseudo-science or slang, he almost surpassed Rabelais himself" (DNB). "This translation has been called "˜one of the most perfect transfusions of an author from one language into another that ever man accomplished" (Pforzheimer 814). Rabelais "is often censured for his lapses into gross indecency and his physiological and medical obscenities. These may be explained partly as the work of an irrepressible jester writing for a coarse, outspoken society". His work incensed the theologians and was condemned by the parlement. He issued a revised edition of the first two books, attenuating his insulting references to the theologians, but it failed to placate the Sorbonne and both books were again condemned". Moliere drew on him, Voltaire and Balzac imitated him, but many have censured his obscenity" (Reid, 509-10). Bookplates, early owner signatures.Plates and text clean and fine, with only one tear along fold line to one plate (IV:135). Bindings very handsome. A desirable set of an esteemed translation. Bookseller Inventory # 81545

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CHURCHILL Winston

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Item Description: 1933. First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. Marlborough: His Life and Times. London: George G. Harrap, (1933-38). Four volumes. Octavo, original plum cloth, top edges gilt. $2000.First trade editions of this important biography, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates, and document facsimiles.Churchill wrote this history of his famous ancestor to refute earlier criticisms of Marlborough by Macaulay. "Though it was a commissioned work, Churchill would not have invested nearly a million words and ten years had it not had special significance for him. For he wrote about a man who was not only his ancestor, an invincible general, the first of what became the Spencer-Churchill dukes of Marlborough, and a maker of modern Britain, but also a supreme example of heroism in the two vocations which mainly interested Churchill and in which ultimate triumph seemed to have eluded him"" politics and war making" (Wiedhorn, 110). "It may be his greatest book. To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough. Only in its pages can one glean an understanding of the root of the speeches which inspired Britain to stand when she had little to stand with" (Langworth, 164). Issued simultaneously in a signed limited edition. Errata slips present in Volumes I-III, as called for. Without scarce original dust jackets. Cohen A97.1.a. Woods A40a. Interiors fine; light fading to spines of Volumes I-III. About-fine condition. Increasingly scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 74539

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SHAKESPEARE

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Item Description: 1867. SHAKESPEARE. The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare. London: Bell & Daldy, 1867. Fifteen volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full brown polished calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $2000.Handsomely bound collection of Shakespeare's works, illustrated with 170 plates."Shakespeare is the Canon. He sets the standard and the limits of literature" (Harold Bloom). Includes Samuel Johnson's preface and biographic essay. A beautiful set in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 102065

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RUSKIN John

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Item Description: 1889. RUSKIN, John. Complete Works. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1889. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black calf gilt, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges gilt. $2000.Handsomely bound 1889 edition of the works of Ruskin, whose writings on art and architecture defined Victorian aesthetic sensibilities, illustrated with numerous full-page and in-text wood-engraved drawings and reproductions of paintings. Handsomely bound."Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts: the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art". Of the three the only trustworthy one is the last." Writer, critic, and artist, John Ruskin was the chief influence upon public taste in Victorian England. Includes Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, The Seven Lamps of Architecture and others. A handsome set in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 107988

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CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL H.

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Item Description: 1885. First Edition. (SPORT) CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H[enry]. Fishing. London: Longmans, Green, 1885. Two volumes. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked, top edges gilt, uncut. $2000.Limited large paper first edition, numbers 47 (Volume I) and 222 (Volume II) of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to the science and art of angling.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the "Badminton Library" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, "the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). Edited and largely written by British naturalist and poet Cholmondeley-Pennell, the first volume covers salmon and trout; the second, pike and other coarse fish. Numerous in-text illustrations. Front board gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Thacher, 112-13. Interiors clean. Binding with light expert restoration. Extremely good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104922

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BURNS Robert

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Item Description: 1787. BURNS, Robert. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. London: Printed for A. Strahan, 1787. Octavo, late 19th-century full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. $2200.First London edition (third overall) of the work which established Burns as the national poet of Scotland, with engraved frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound.Burns' Poems "is one of the classics of literature. Its appearance in 1786, when it received the praise of both the critics and the public, established Robert Burns as the national poet of Scotland. To the book-collector, as one of the 'Grolier Hundred,' it has been among the immortals. To the lover of poetry it will always be the sine qua non of a Burns collection. Snyder writes of this edition, 'it is perhaps fair to say that the literary historian will search the annals of English poetry long and hard before finding many other first volumes which so unmistakably announce the advent of a great and original genius.' [In 1786] Burns, discouraged amorously and economically, had decided to leave for self-imposed exile to Jamaica, but planned before he departed to have his poems printed (in order to obtain passage money). His hopes of success were small, but the enthusiasm of his friends and patrons obtained a number of subscribers. His actual success was phenomenal; he rose from the status of a versifying Ayrshire ploughman to that of the unofficial laureate of Scotland". Burns not only changed his mind about emigrating, but resolved to print a second enlarged edition of his poems at Edinburgh" (Rosenbach 46:8). Published only one year after the first (Kilmarnock) edition, this is the first London printing, the third edition overall and a reprint of the Edinburgh edition, with "skinking" incorrectly spelled on page 263. Bound with half title. Gibson, 6. See PMM 231. Engraved frontispiece portrait remargined. A few spots to interior, front joint barely starting but strong, slight wear to head of spine. A lovely copy in near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 103640

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HEMINGWAY Ernest

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Item Description: 1935. First Edition. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Octavo, original light green cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of Hemingway's gripping account of big game hunting, in original dust jacket.Between the publication of Winner Take Nothing (1933) and To Have and Have Not (1937), "Ernest Hemingway went to Africa to shoot the bounding kudu and the ungainly rhinoceros and to reply to his critics. The result is Green Hills of Africa". It is the most literary hunting trip on record" (New York Times). Here Hemingway "attempted to write an absolutely true book to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month's action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination" (Foreword). With Scribner "A" on copyright page. Hanneman 13A. Bruccoli & Clark I:179. Light toning to edges of cloth binding, moderate soiling and edge-wear to original dust jacket, with small chip to spine head. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 85193

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SHEPARD Ernest H. MILNE A. A. FRASER-SIMSON Harold

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Item Description: 1926. First Edition. MILNE, A.A. (words). FRASER-SIMSON, H. (music). SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrations). Teddy Bear and Other Songs from "When We Were Very Young" London: Methuen and Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, (1926). Slim folio (10 by 13 inches), original half blue cloth, stiff gray paper boards, printed pictorial cover label, uncut. $2200.Signed limited first edition of the second collection of songs based on Milne's beloved poetry for children, number 47 of only 100 copies signed by Milne, composer H. Fraser-Simson and illustrator E.H. Shepard.Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, again featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for 14 more verses from that book, including "The Alchemist," "The Four Friends," "At the Zoo," "If I were King" and the title poem. The book was dedicated to the future Queen Elizabeth II. Cutler & Stiles, 116. Interior generally clean; a few pages roughly opened. An attractive copy in very nearly fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106384

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CREWS Harry

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Item Description: 1968. First Edition. CREWS, Harry. The Gospel Singer. New York: William Morrow, 1968. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $2400.First edition of Crews' critically praised first book, boldly inscribed on the half title by him, "For A"", Best Wishes, Harry Crews."Harry Crews' novels brilliantly fused "comedy and moral outrage, which he combined and lighted on the page like diesel fuel. Their swaggering characters had outsize personalities; so did he". Crews came to wide notice with his first novel, The Gospel Singer, published in 1968. The book, about a traveling evangelist who meets a lurid fate in a Georgia town, features characters of the sort that would people his dozen later novels: sideshow freaks, an escaped lunatic and a sociopath or two". Despite their teeming decadence, or more likely because of it, Crews' novels betray a fundamental empathy, chronicling his characters' search for meaning in a dissolute, end-stage world. His ability to spin out a dark, glittering thread from this tangle of souls gave him a singular voice that could make his prose riveting" (New York Times). "His writing is rooted in the Southern Gothic tradition, but Crews has claimed other influences, notably the British novelist Graham Greene" (New Georgia Encyclopedia). Book fine; tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of dust jacket. A scarce about-fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 91562

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