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The Ship John S. McKim in three positions off the Rio Grande

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About this Item: 0. No Binding. Condition: Please contact seller. Oil on canvas; Framed: 35 1/2 x 53 1/2 inches ; Signed lower right: Evans; Inscribed along the bottom: Steam Ship McKim, off Rio Grande with 500 Mississippi Volunteers August 1846, Built by Thomas Clyde 1844. Size: 30 x 48.5 inches. Painting. Seller Inventory # 070388h

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, printer (1706-1790)].

Published by Philadelphia: [printed by] Benjamin Franklin, 1747. (1747)

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About this Item: Philadelphia: [printed by] Benjamin Franklin, 1747., 1747. Folio (14 x 9 inches). Printed in two columns. With 3 fine RARE folding maps by Lewis Evans and James Alexander, engraved by James Turner of Boston (some browning, small ink spot to 2d map, marginal paper flaw to Bb2) Contemporary sheep backed marbled paper boards (worn, front cover nearly detached); preserved in half red calf clamshell box. Provenance: with a receipt for three flannel waistcoats made out to the Honourable George Rushout (1772-1842) dated 1798 loosely inserted; Laird Park sale, Sotheby's New York, Nov 29, 2000, lot 102; with the signed bookplate of Bruce McKinney inside the box, his sale 2nd December 2010 lot 60. "A monumental piece of printing" (Miller). First edition, COMPLETE WITH THREE MAPS BY LEWIS EVANS INCLUDING THE FIRST GENERAL MAP OF THE MIDDLE COLONIES PUBLISHED IN AMERICA. "This exposition of the proprietors' case by James Alexander is of great subtlety and complexity and is one of the most remarkable documents of colonial times" (Streeter). The Bill relates to the long-standing dispute over land taxes in the area of Elizabeth, New Jersey between the Proprietors, who were deeded land from Carteret, and the resident settlers who had for the most part purchased their lots from the native Indians. The Proprietors' case was prepared by the Scottish lawyer, James Alexander (1691-1756) surveyor general of East and West Jersey and New York, and Attorney General for New Jersey, where he held extensive landholdings and belonged to the East Jersey Board of Proprietors. A founding member of the American Philosophical Society, the New York Library Society, and of King's College (now Columbia University) in New York, he was already famous for his representation of Peter Zenger in the first case to set a precedent for freedom of the press in America. At his death he was one of the wealthiest men in New York. The three maps prepared by celebrated cartographer and geologist Lewis Evans, whose first known map was of a small area of Pennsylvania in 1738, and corrected by James Alexander himself, are very early examples of maps published in America. They comprise: Map I., of the middle colonies from Boston Harbor to Cape Hatteras and inland to Albany, the cartouche provides a key between the English and the old Dutch names and a coloring guide; Map II., of New Jersey, also showing the Hudson and New York City; Map III., of the disputed property detailing individually numbered lots. The maps were engraved and printed by James Parker, who was suggested for the work by Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of both Alexander and Evans with whom he collaborated on future publishing ventures. They precede Evans' celebrated "A Map of Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware Counties", printed in Philadelphia in 1749, and presumably inspired his later more detailed map of the Middle Colonies "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America" (1755), which extended west to east from the falls of the Ohio River to Narragansett Bay and south to north from Virginia to Montreal. This later map was immediately useful to the British general Edward Braddock in the French and Indian War. Later it became the preferred resource for resolving boundary disputes. The many maps and notes compiled by Evans constitute the earliest descriptions of American geology and were often reprinted over the next fifty years, frequently without crediting him. He gave freely of the results of his research to John Bartram and Peter Kalm who visited America in 1748-1749 (Thomas L. Purvis for ANB). According to Miller, this binding was probably done by John Hyndshaw and Robert McAlpine of New York City. Church 961; Evans 18640; Felcone 21; Miller 426; Streeter sale 918. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 72lib405

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The Bridge: CRANE, Hart

CRANE, Hart

Published by Horace Liveright, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Horace Liveright, New York, 1930. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American edition, preceded by the limited French edition. Photograph by Walker Evans. Fine in a very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with a couple of internally repaired short tears, in custom cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed by the poet: "For Tom Smith with best wishes, Hart Crane." This edition was extensively revised and corrected following the first privately printed edition of 275 copies published by the Black Sun Press in Paris three months earlier. Smith was the editor-in-chief for the publisher Horace Liveright to whom, Crane turned to when he was short on funds. Smith picked a succession of bestsellers for Liveright beginning with Hendrick Van Loon's The Story of Mankind (1921). Equally important, he selected up-and-coming writers Eugene O'Neill (Gold: A Play in Four Acts), Ernest Hemingway (In Our Time), William Faulkner (Soldier's Pay), T.S. Eliot (The Waste Land), Sherwood Anderson (Windy McPherson's Son), and Hart Crane (The Bridge). He also edited Dreiser's An American Tragedy. As Manuel Komroff wrote in his tribute to Smith and to his lasting influence on American literature: "Here was born a new American renaissance. All literature was changed and the relation between literature and the great American public was also changed . much of this change was due to Tom Smith . No one literary man in America has to his credit so much and no one literary man has carried this load with such humble modesty ." (The Book of Tom Smith. A Biblio-Epitaph. Privately Printed, 1942). The relationship between Liveright and Smith inspired Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur to co-write and co-direct the 1935 film The Scoundrel (for which they won an Academy Award for their screenplay). One of the highspots of 20th Century poetry, rare signed, and with a great association. Connolly 100. Seller Inventory # 99459

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CRANE, HART.

Published by Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930 (1930)

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About this Item: Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930, 1930. First Edition; one of 50 copies printed on Japan vellum, signed by Crane. Connolly 100. By happy coincidence, Evans and Crane met at the Brooklyn Bridge. It was Crane's choice to use these three photographs, previously unpublished, with his poem, a modest collaboration at the time, but now so closely associated as to seem nearly inseparable. A fine copy in the original glassine, and in the publisher's paper-covered slipcase, which has only very minor wear. In a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. Crane might well have chosen to leap to his death from the iconic bridge, but instead threw himself overboard returning from Cuba just two years later. Seller Inventory # 25148

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Crane, Hart

Published by Paris : The Black Sun Press. (1930)

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About this Item: Paris : The Black Sun Press., 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Number 78 of 200 numbered copies on Holland Paper. This copy given to his beloved aunt Elizabeth Crane and Uncle Byron Madden of Cleveland, Ohio Inscribed Presentation copy, by Crane "For Bess and Byron Madden with love from Hart Crane Dec. 1930". A fine copy in original white tissue-like glassine, and in the publisher's paper-covered slipcase, which has been expertly repaired. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # vp-104

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Adventures of Oliver Twist Or, The Parish: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by London Bradbury and Evans (1846)

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About this Item: London Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL blue/green wrappers SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a handwritten check laid into the first volume. A beautiful complete set in ten parts that were issued monthly. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with NO missing pages. The colors on the spines match and have benefitted from some professional restoration. Overall, a wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-15214791011

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Traité de l'association domestique-agricole. (Includes:) Sommaire du: Fourier, Charles.

Fourier, Charles.

Published by Paris, London, Bossange père, P. Mongie ainé, M. Bossange et Comp., 1822-1823. (1823)

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About this Item: Paris, London, Bossange père, P. Mongie ainé, M. Bossange et Comp., 1822-1823., 1823. 8vo. 3 vols. LXIV, 592 pp. VIII, 648 pp. (2), 8, 8B-8E, 9-16, (1329)-1398, B1398-1398E, 1399-1448, (1) pp. Contemporary green half calf, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering, corners, gilt fillets on sides (some very light browning, first four leaves of the second work with a dampstain in the lower outer blank corner). First editions of Fourier's principal work, together with the very rare supplement. The first volume is signed by Fourier on verso of the half title. This is Fourier's most important work, containing "the essence of Fourier's doctrine" (D. O. Evans, Social Romanticism in France 1830-1848, p. 129.) The main thesis of the work is the discovery of "harmonie": the entire work endeavors to prove how this harmony can be established and how life and society should be designed so as to ensure success. In an attempt to garner further attention for his ideas, he published the "Sommaire du traité" in 1823, a supplement often lacking. Indeed, the work went virtually unnoticed. Although Fourier is often seen as a dreamer and fantasist, he anticipated Marx in many of his ideas: the theory of poverty and exploitation and their relation to the means of production can already be found with him, and the Marxist concept of the "all-round man" is an idea on which Fourier elaborately worked and which is the most important result of his "harmonie". Fourier was "emphatically a serious social thinker who contributed much of permanent value, not only to socialist and co-operative ideas, but also to the solution of the entire problem of work and of the incentives and human relations connected with it (cf. Kolakowsky, History of Marxism; Quack, de Socialisten, and G. D. H. Cole, A History of Socialist Thought). Numerous Fourierist communities were established, chiefly in the United States, where the way had been prepared by Robert Owen. Fourierism was introduced to the U.S. by Albert Brisbane, whose "Social Destiny of Man" appeared in 1840. Brisbane had studied in France under Fourier in 1834. In 1842 the New York Tribune, then edited by Horace Greeley, placed at his disposal a column in which for over a year he popularized Fourier's doctrines. - Contains, bound before the title page, the leaf "Instructions pour le Vendeur et l'Acheteur", and on the last page the "Appendice aux Conclusions" as well as two inserted quires, the first, B8-E8, containing "Banques Rurales", the second, B1398-1398E, "Carton à placer entre 1398 et 1399. Antienne du chap. III. La 4e phase de civilisation, I, 159". Extremely rare in this complete state, conforming with the details given by Del Bo. Bound in the "Sommaire" is an autograph letter signed by Charles Fourier, dated 9 Oct. 1836, written on paper of "La Réforme Industrielle ou Le Phalanstère" (2 pp. on bifolium with integral address panel, to Madame Caroline Thibaut, rue St. Victor, no. 76 in Paris). Fourier writes about his having met a lady friend of the recipient's: "[.] est une jolie femme, je m'en suis fort bien aperçu, et si j'avais eu 30 ans de moins je lui aurais dit ce que j'en pensais; mais j'ai trop à redouter que de pareils aveux ne soient indifferens à qui en serait l'objet [.]". I: Del Bo 5. Kress C.864. Goldsmiths 23694. Einaudi 1960 (both works). - II: Del Bo 6. Kress C.1060. Goldsmiths 23997. Seller Inventory # 47986

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About this Item: Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. With an extra suite of the engravings on Japon, wood-engraved self-portrait and 103 plates, a few printed in red or red and black, additional plates loose as issued in pocket at end. Original de luxe binding of quarter vellum. A very good copy. Bookplate of R.L. Langdon-Down. Limited to 80 de luxe copies signed by Gill with the extra suite on Japon of all the plates printed from the original blocks, from a total edition of 490. The de luxe copy of a scarce title - the first collection of Gill's work, including his magnificent illustrations for several Golden Cockerel Press books as well as designs for the St. Dominic's Press and many other ephemeral pieces, all printed from the original blocks. Evan Gill 17. The last two copies sold were in 2004 and 2008; no copies since. Seller Inventory # 107140

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In Provincial Congress, Cambridge, December 5, 1774.: AMERICAN REVOLUTION

About this Item: Edes and Gill, [Boston, 1774. Letterpress broadside. 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Signed in print by John Hancock Expert repairs at folds. Rare broadside issued by the Massachusetts's Provincial Congress just a few months following Lexington and Concord, adopting the non-importation resolutions of the first Continental Congress and appointing delegates to the second Continental Congress. The text continues: ". and the American Bill of Rights therein contained, appears to be formed with the greatest Ability and judgment, to be founded on the immutable Laws of Nature and Reason . the ruinous and iniquitous Measures, which in Violation of these Rights at present convulse and threaten Destruction to America, appear to be clearly pointed out and judicious plans adopted for defeating them ." The resolutions which follow thank the Continental Congress for their efforts and appoint John Hancock, Thomas Cushing, Samuel Adams, John Adams and Robert Treat Paine as representatives to the second Continental Congress. The final resolve of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress printed here concerns the principal action taken by the first Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts, proposing a boycott among all the colonies of British goods to take effect in December 1774, with local Committees of Safety to enforce the boycott and regulate local prices for goods. Here, Massachusetts's takes the agreement a step farther, further prohibiting the sale of any item imported from Great Britain even prior to the December date, unless the Intolerable Acts repealed. The Massachusetts Provincial Congress was founded in October 1774, following the passage of Parliament's Massachusetts Government Act, which in effect dissolved the Massachusetts General Assembly and put governing power in the hands of crown-appointed members of a Governor's Council. The Assembly met anyway and reorganized themselves into the Provincial Congress, with John Hancock as its President. The Provincial Congress would be first autonomous government of the Thirteen Colonies. Rare with six recorded copies and no other examples on the market in over fifty years. Evans 13417; Ford 1753; ESTC W17685. Seller Inventory # 34254

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Constitution] [Massachusetts Ratifying Convention]. (HAMPDEN, pseudonym of James Sullivan?)

Published by Benjamin Russell, [Boston (1788)

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About this Item: Benjamin Russell, [Boston, 1788. Broadside, untrimmed sheet (with remnant of text, a word or two only, from another item printed below this one), 24 x 25 cm., text in two columns. We have found a record for only one other example of this broadside: [OCLC] Library of Congress, Printed Ephemera Collection (16 x 20 cm.; greatly trimmed compared to our example). Apparently not in Evans, Shipton & Mooney, Bristol, National Union Catalog, or Sabin. Faint old tidelines to margins, old fold lines, else very good. This rare Anti-Federalist handbill lists seven proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States then under ratification consideration by the Massachusetts Convention. The amendments are printed in the right-hand column, and the justifications for each in the left-hand column. The anonymous author's proposals relate to Congress' power to perpetuate itself, the right of habeas corpus, powers of taxation, protections for individual States against suits, trial by jury, trial 'in the vicinity,' and trial by Grand Jury indictment. Prefacing his amendments, the author states his concerns over the debates: "The Convention, having power either to accept or reject the proposed Constitution in whole, or in part, have necessarily and incidentally, a right to accept the same on condition - That the other States in the Union shall agree to such amendments as are proposed by this Convention." The printed text of his suggested alterations are as follows: "First. In the fourth section of the article of the Senate, strike out these words, "But Congress may, at any time, by law, 'make, or alter such regulation, except as to the place for choosing Senators;" and insert these words, "But if any State shall refuse to prescribe time and place for such elections, Congress shall provide therefor by laws made for that purpose." "2d. In the second clause of the ninth section insert the words, "And the Supreme Judicial Courts of the several States, and either Judge thereof shall have power to issue this writ." "3. In the eighth section of the powers of Congress, strike out the word, "Taxes." "4th. In the second section of the Judicary [sic] Power, strike out the following words, "Between a State and a citizen of another State, "between citizens of different States." "5th. In the second clause of the same section, strike out the words, "Both as to law and fact," and add to that clause these words - Provided nevertheless, that all issues of fact shall be tried by a jury to be appointed according to standing laws made by Congress." "6th. In the last clause in the same section next after the word State, insert these words, In, or near the County." "7th. At the end of the same clause, add these words - Provided that no person shall be held to answer to any charge of a criminal nature, unless it be upon indictment of a Grand Jury, appointed, sworn and charged according to known and standing laws." The text of this broadside was first published in Benjamin Russell's newspaper, the "Massachusetts Centinel," on January 26, 1788, under the pseudonym 'Hampden.' The author addresses the newspaperman: "Mr. Russell, I have had no hand in the productions respecting the proposed plan of government - but I feel interested as a citizen. - I have waited to see if any motion might be made, or any disposition appear in the Convention, to prevent one of two evils taking place: the first is, that of rejecting the Constitution; the second is, that of adopting it by a bare majority." The author particularly expresses his dissatisfaction with the proposed Constitution's amendment process and shows his regional prejudices. He states that he fears "two thirds of the Senate will perhaps never agree to - the indictment by grand jury, and trial of fact by a jury is not so much set by in the southern States, as in the northern - the great men there, are too rich and important to serve on the juries, and the smaller are considered as not having consequence enough to try the others; in short, there can be n. Seller Inventory # 60542

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THE TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PAPERS: TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE

TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, James Blish, Chesley Bonestell, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, E. E. "Doc" Smith, Fredric Brown, Jack Williamson, Clifford Simak, John Campbell, Hal Clement, Mark Clifton, John Collier, Groff Conklin, L. Sprague De Camp, Miriam DeFord, Gordon Dickson, Morris Dollens, Ed Emshwiller, Lloyd Eshbach , E. Everett Evans, Philip Jose Farmer, Frank Kelly Freas , Marty Greenberg, James Gunn, Mel Hunter, Henry Kuttner, Willy Ley, Sam Moskowitz, Kris Neville, William Nolan, Alan Nourse, Arch Obler, Paul Orban , Ray Palmer, Fletcher Pratt, Wilson "Bob" Tucker, Philip Wylie, Elinore Blaisdell, Nelson Bond, Reginald Bretnor, A. J. Budrys, Howard Browne, Anthony Boucher

Published by San Francisco (1954)

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About this Item: San Francisco, 1954. First Edition. A UNIQUE OFFERING THE TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PAPERS. Held in San Francisco in the summer of 1954 with G.O.H. John Campbell, Jr., this was one of the great early gatherings. Included in this massive archive is everything that one might want to know about running a convention: Hotel rates for rooms, banquets, buffet menus, rentals, carpenters, electricians, etc. There are letters from attendees and those who wished to attend but could not; paid invoices from photo shops, printers, etc.; canceled checks (along with some unused ones as well) and check stubs; Radio scripts from local stations and press clippings and pictures from local papers; letters from major Motion Picture Studios answering requests about film availability; SIGNED letters from advertizers (including all the small presses); the entire convention mailing list; black & white photos picturing singularly or in group Ackerman, Anderson, Boucher, Bloch, Campbell, Clifton, Dick, Ellison, Evans, Gold, Mayne, Ley, Moskowitz, Nourse, E.E. Smith, Williamson, Van Vogt, Vampira, et.al. But of course the major importance of this archive has yet to be mentioned. And that's simply the great abundance of SIGNED letters, post-cards and notes from authors and artists. To wit: Anderson, Asimov (3), Blaisdell, Blish, Bond, Bonestell (4), Boucher (3), Bradbury (4), Bretnor, F. Brown, Howard Browne, Budrys, Campbell (5), Clement, Clifton (2), Collier, Conklin, DeCamp, DeFord, Dick, Dickson, Dollens (8), Emshwiller (2), Eshbach (2), Evans, Farmer, Freas (3), Greenberg (2), Gunn, Heinlein, Hunter (5), Kuttner, Ley (5), Moskowitz, Neville, Nolan (3), Nourse, Obler, Orban (3), Palmer, Pratt, Simak, E.E. Smith (2), Tucker, Williamson (3), Wylie, et.al. Finally, also included is a set of audio tapes which were taken at this convention. Now for the first time (depending on your age I guess) you can not only be privy to what went on at this convention, but also hear the actual voices of Anthony Boucher, John W. Campbell, E.E. "DOC"Smith and others too numerous to mention. A unique opportunity to snatch a bit of vintage post-war Science Fiction history. (The tapes, while definitely included in this grouping, may not be immediately available.). Seller Inventory # 10332

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Land grant on vellum signed by Governor: SIMEON LORD] KING,

SIMEON LORD] KING, Philip Gidley

Published by Government House, Sydney (1804)

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About this Item: Government House, Sydney, 1804. Vellum sheet measuring 330 x 230 mm., with manuscript notations to both faces (including a site-sketch with measurements). Early Sydney lease signed by Governor Philip Gidley King for an allotment in the central Sydney Town, with a sketch of the site executed and signed by colonial surveyor George William Evans. Simeon Lord, emancipee (and to become a prominent mercantile figure in the Colony), was apparently keen to acquire this allotment for he paid the considerable sum of £325 for the remainder of the lease in 1807. The location of the lease, in the immediate vicinity of the Dry Store on Spring Row (later Castlereagh Street) was ideal for a merchant. Earlier he had constructed his private residence in close proximity to the Dry Store, allowing officers of merchant vessels docked in the harbour to stay in his house while remaining close to valuable cargo and merchandise held in the Dry Store.King was a pivotal figure in the early history of Australian settlement. His skill as a naval officer attracted the respect of Captain Arthur Phillip, who selected him as second lieutenant of the First Fleet convict transport Sirius. Prior to assuming the position of Governor in 1800, King served in Sydney and Norfolk Island and was widely respected for his skilled leadership through the difficult early years of settlement.Governor King awarded the seven year lease to Thomas Randall in May 1804 for a ground rent of 10 shillings per year. The subsequent early history of the site is recorded in two manuscript notes detailing further sale contracts to the reverse of this lease. It was first sold on to Edward Wells, who then on-sold the lease to Sydney merchant Simeon Lord, the prominent colonial entrepreneur who rose from humble beginnings (Lord was transported to New South Wales in 1791). He began his trading career selling rum outside the monopoly controlled by the officers of the New South Wales Corps, and later invested in land, shipping and manufacturing throughout the colony.This lease is noteworthy for the inclusion of the site sketch by George Evans, the colony's surveyor from 1803 but also a notable early colonial artist and inland explorer. The grant is fully signed 'Philip Gidley King' and the sketch is likewise signed 'G.W. Evans, acting surveyor'. Examples of Gidley King's signature are uncommon on the market, and this grant is not listed in the standard reference Land Grants 1788-1809 edited by R.J. Ryan. Folded and a little aged yet very good condition. Seller Inventory # 4307506

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Dick, Philip K

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1962)

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About this Item: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1962. First edition of Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Jacket design by Robert Galster. Rare and desirable signed. "Philip K. Dick succeeded in creating a plausible imaginary world in which Americans are obliged to squirm with embarrassment, resentment and remorse; they bear the full weight of cultural oppression which has been borne in our time-stream by so many of the world's other peoples. The novel questions our whole notion of 'reality,' showing how frail the consensus can be. It is probably Dick's best work, and the most memorable alternative world tale, or fantasia of historical possibility, ever written" (Science Fiction 100 Best, 93-94). "The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career. One of America's enduring expressionist novels of alienation and disillusionment, whose environs are no more far-fetched than the West Egg mansion of an ersatz millionaire" (New York Times). Winner of the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It is the basis for the successful series produced by Amazon Studios starring Alexa Davalos and Rupert Evans. Seller Inventory # 49010

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Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A. with personal: BRAY, Anna Eliza

BRAY, Anna Eliza (1790-1883)

Published by Bradbury & Evans for John Murray, London (1851)

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About this Item: Bradbury & Evans for John Murray, London, 1851. (14 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Lithographic portrait frontispiece, on india paper mounted, additional title within decorative wood-engraved border printed in bistre, title with wood-engraved headpiece, numerous wood-engraved illustrations printed in bistre, extra-illustrated with approximately 1,344 additional items (including 1 autograph letter signed from the author, 8 original pen, ink and wash drawings by Stothard, 6 original watercolour drawings by Stothard, and 1,323 engravings after Stothard including 14 by William Blake). 19th-century red morocco gilt by Riviere, covers with wide decorative borders of filets and a decorative roll of stylized foliage and flower-heads with stylized flower-spray cornerpieces, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others with elaborate repeat decoration of massed small tools, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (small expert repair to head of vol.VIII) A unique collection of Stothard's work, based around the first edition of the first full biography of the artist by his daughter-in-law, expansively extra-illustrated with original watercolours, drawings and engravings after Stothard by many of the greatest engravers of the late-18th and early 19th century, including Stothard's friend William Blake 'In 1779 Stothard commenced his career as an illustrator of books, being employed to illustrate Ossian and Hervey's Naval History. But his principal employers were Bell and Harrison, and in this year his numerous designs for Bell's Poets and Harrison's Novelist's Magazine began to be published. The first of the latter was a scene from Joseph Andrews (dated 1 Dec.), and in the following year he made no less than 148 drawings for this publication, for which he was paid a guinea apiece. He also made many drawings for the Ladies' Magazine in this and the following years, and a number of small but spirited drawings of the famous actors and actresses of the day. Among the prose works illustrated by him were novels by Fielding, Smollett, Richardson, and Sterne, Ridley's Tales of the Genii, Paltock's Peter Wilkins, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, Robinson Crusoe, the Arabian Nights, the Vicar of Wakefield, and Gulliver's Travels. These designs made a new departure in book illustration by their variety of invention, their literary sympathy, their spirit and their grace. Those to Peregrine Pickle and Peter Wilkins have been specially admired, but Stothard never surpassed those to Clarissa Harlowe for elegance, or those to Tristram Shandy for delicate humour. He may be said to have founded the types of Sancho Panza and Uncle Toby, afterwards adopted by his friend Charles Robert Leslie and others. To this period also belong a few charming illustrations to Ritson's Songs (1783). A little later (1788-9) came his illustrations to the Pilgrim's Progress, in which he found a region of pure but very human allegory well suited to his gentle imagination. To 1790 belong his illustrations to Robinson Crusoe, published by John Stockdale, and engraved by Medland, a series of great beauty (re-engraved by C. Heath, and published by Cadell thirty years later); and also a set of six charming groups of children at school and at play. Besides these more important designs, he executed a number of headpieces, tailpieces, frontispieces, and vignettes of all kinds, including some charming miniature drawings of royal festivities. He designed even shop-cards and fashion plates, for, though popular, he was poorly paid, and, having married in 1783, had to provide for an increasing family. It was in 1793 also that his first illustrations to Rogers's Pleasures of Memory were executed. The first edition of the poem in the British Museum, illustrated by Stothard, is dated 1794, but there are two engravings in the print-room (one of them the delightful Hunt the Slipper) which are dated 1793. In 1796. appeared his illustrations to the Fables of Flora, which are remarkable for the gracefulness of th. Seller Inventory # 6120

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My Husband Jimmie Rodgers (SIGNED): Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers

Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers (Carrie Williamson Rodgers)

Published by Southern Literary Institute, San Antonio, Texas (1935)

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About this Item: Southern Literary Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Page edges are considerably age-browned, but still flexible and easily read. The "good" aqua blue dust jacket is missing bottom inch of spine and is also sun-browned to spine. Small, triple-folded Jimmie Rodgers discography brochure from the Jimmie Rodgers Fan Club, Jim Evans Pres., Lubbock, Texas, also laid in. The authoress has signed "Sincerely, Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers" to the half-title page. By stepping up to the microphone with his guitar, the "Blue Yodeler" -- also known as "The Singing Brakeman" (1897-1933) -- launched not just modern Country music, but also what became Rock 'n Roll. Later reprints of this title (the first such reprint having been by Ernest Tubb, in Nashville) are relatively common. This 1935 San Antonio hardcover first edition is uncommon. In years of searching, we have not been able to locate another copy signed by the author, another copy in dust jacket -- any other copy, at all. Author-signed biography of The Singing Brakeman, the Father of Country Music, by his widow -- signed by her, in the original dust jacket. 264 pp. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 006129

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The Second World War, finely bound, inscribed: Winston S. Churchill
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About this Item: Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1949. Hardcover. This magnificent set of The Second World War is inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume I and signed in Volume II, with a flight log book signed by Churchill, and a presentation letter from his private secretary. These belonged to Captain Andrew Cannon Treyer Evans (1923-2000), the former RAF pilot who flew Churchill to England from Madeira on 12 January 1950 for the run-up to the February 1950 General Election. Also included is a 13 January 1950 newspaper clipping about the flight which quotes both Evans and Churchill. The binding is full red morocco with gilt decoration and print, raised spine bands, contrasting morocco spine labels, gilt top edges, and marbled endpapers. All seven volumes are housed in two red cloth slipcases. Volume I is the most current edition available at the time of the inscription – the first printing of the second (revised with Churchill’s many corrections) edition, published November 1949. The signed Volume II, as well as the additional four volumes comprising the set, are British first edition, first printing. A seventh "volume" is a clamshell case housing the flight log book, presentation letter, and newspaper clipping. Captain Evans’ book plates were recovered from the pastedowns of the two signed volumes and affixed to the new pastedowns and protective tissue covers were added preceding the inscribed Volume I page and signed Volume II page. Captain Evans enlisted at age 18 in 1941, earned his RAF wings in 1942, and was demobilised as a Flight Lieutenant in 1946. During the War he trained in Airspeed Oxford bombers, flew anti U-Boat patrols and instructed in Catalina flying boats, and flew troop transport Liberators. After the war Evans flew commercially. Evans was piloting a flying boat for Aquila Airways on 12 January 1950 when he flew Churchill back to England from the Portuguese island of Madeira. "Churchill had intended to stay in Madeira for several weeks, hoping to make considerable progress on the fourth volume of his war memoirs. But while he was away, Attlee announced that a General Election would be held on February 23." (Gilbert, Volume VIII, p.500) Hence Churchill cut short his trip and returned to London. The flight proved nearly as dramatic and uncertain as the election. Fog threatened to divert the landing site, causing a scramble for the reception party on the ground. The press quoted Captain Evans: "Providence was on our side all the way, and the fog lifted at just the right time." Providence was not so partisan with the election, which left the Labour-led Government with a thin, five-seat majority. Churchill signed Evans’ personal flight log book. Two and a half months later, on 28 March 1950, Churchill’s Private Secretary, Cecily "Chips" Gemmell (Private Secretary from 1947-1951) sent Evans signed copies of the first two volumes of Churchill’s The Second World War. The bindings are superb and pristine, being newly commissioned by us. Within, the post-war economy standards paper remains uniformly bright for the edition. Spotting to the signed volumes is modest for the edition, light and intermittent inside, a bit heavier to the otherwise bright fore and bottom edges. Spotting to the final four volumes is trivial, confined to fore and bottom edges. We find no previous ownership marks other than the author’s graffiti and Captain Evans' bookplates in Volume I & II. The signed flight log book is in very good condition, retaining the original binding, previously reinforced at the inner joints. The blank verso of the log book’s final entry page contains three inscriptions dated June and July 1950, including that of English actor Carleton Hobbs (1898-1978). The accompanying presentation letter on Chartwell stationery is marred only by old cellotape stains at the blank upper and lower margins, where the letter was originally affixed inside Volume I. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I).d & A240.4(II-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264. Seller Inventory # 003280

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About this Item: J. Almon,, London, 1776. British Colonies in America Large engraved map, 2 sheets joined (490 by 840mm to the neatline, full margins showing the plate mark), (laid down on archival paper, old folds). A fine engraved and comprehensive map of the northeastern states of America from the borders with Nova Scotia and New France in the north to Chesapeake Bay in the south, west to Ohio and beyond, from Evans' original map, and extended to include the coastline by Pownall, with an inset of the "Remaining Part of the Ohio R. etc." Published in "A Topographical Description of Such Parts of North America as are Contained in the (Annexed) Map of the Middle British Colonies, &c in North America", 1776. This is by far the most important issue of Evans' map published after his original of 1755 which Schwartz calls "the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time." Evans' was the first to map with general accuracy the trans-Appalachian region and parts of the midwest. Pownall's was the only subsequent issue of the Evans map to use the original plate. In an unusual piece of cartographic augmentation, Pownall produced a new plate of the northeast that was not on the original Evans plate and appended it to the original plate. Pownall, who had been governor of Massachusetts, stated that the New England section of the map was based on new information, "later Draughts and Surveys deposited at the Board of Trade" (Pownall). As Stevens observed, Pownall also significantly updated the original plate: "the whole of the map east of the longitude of Philadelphia is greatly changed, and is filled in with new details". Unlike the pirated editions of the Evans map by Jefferys, Sayer, Kitchen and Bowles, Pownall's was authorized by Evans. In fact, a commendation of the map signed by Evans appears in the upper left-hand corner. Streeter, Lewis Evans His Map, pp.17-28; Schwartz/Ehrenberg, p.162, pl. 98. Seller Inventory # 12808

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Poems, Occasioned By Several Circumstances and Occurrencies: Case, Wheeler [attributed]
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About this Item: Thomas and Samuel Green, New-Haven, 1778. Original Wraps. Condition: Fair / Poor. Second Edition. Misprinted date "mdcclxxxviii." Revolutionary war poems focused on the events of the year 1777. The poems chronicle the latest events as this work went to the press: the span of time from the fall of Fort Ticonderoga to Burgoyne's defeat at Saratoga. (The patriot victory at Saratoga proved to be a turning point in the war, as it convinced the French of the viability of the Rebel cause, causing France to enter the conflict on the American side shortly thereafter.) The contents of this book are the following poems: The Contest betwixt the Eagle and the Crane, composed Feb. 1776 (the text is accompanied by the work's only illustration, see photos.); A Dialogue between Col. Paine, and Miss Clorinda Fairchild, when taking his leave of her, to go on the northern Expedition; St. Clair's Flight and Burgoyne's Defeat; The Lamentations of General Burgoyne; The Fall of Burgoyne; The Vanity of Trusting in an Arm of Flesh; The Tragical Death of Miss Jane McCrea, who was scalped, and inhumanely butchered by a scouting party of Burgoyne's army, on his way towards Albany; and, An Answer for the messengers of the Nation. Condition: As found in its original state, untrimmed with original blank paper cover signed on verso by owner, Ebenezer Rowe. There is a horizontal 1 1/2" closed tear at the spine, which encroaches into the text, resulting in some loss of a few letters of a few words per page, but generally not affecting sense, see photos. Title page has closed tear. Pages have dog-earing and some staining, with edge wear. Complete text except for the last leaf, page 23, 24, of which only a remnant remains. Also, lacks back cover. Very rare to the market. The last copy appears to have been sold at the 1886 Brinley sale. Evans 15755, Wegelin, O. Early American Poetry 59. ESTC W9050. I will also include the 1852 First Edition of Steven Dodd's "Revolutionary Memorials, embracing the Poems by the Reverend Wheeler Case, published in 1778, and an Appendix." where this work was reprinted for the first time, and the author was identified. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Owner. Seller Inventory # 000964

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BOSTON, APRIL 17, 1783. GENTLEMEN, BY THE: Boston Committee of

About this Item: 1783. Signed in ink at the end, 'Nat. Barber Chman by Order'. [Boston: 1783]. [joined with] BOSTON, APRIL 10, 1783. AT A MEETING OF THE FREEHOLDERS AND OTHER INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON.RESOLVED, THAT THIS TOWN WILL AT ALL TIMES, (AS THEY HAVE DONE) TO THE UTMOST OF THEIR POWER, OPPOSE EVERY ENEMY TO THE JUST RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF MANKIND: AND THAT AFTER SO WICKED A CONSPIRACY AGAINST THOSE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, BY CERTAIN INGRATES, MOST OF THEM NATIVES OF THESE STATES, AND WHO HAVE BEEN REFUGEES AND DECLARED TRAITORS TO THEIR COUNTRY,- IT IS THE OPINION OF THIS TOWN, THAT THEY OUGHT NEVER TO BE SUFFERED TO RETURN, BUT BE EXCLUDED FROM HAVING LOT OR PORTION AMONG US. Signed in ink at the end, 'Att. William Cooper' Town-Clerk. [Boston: 1783]. Two broadsides, each recorded as a separate imprint, here undivided on a single folio sheet, folded to four pages for mailing. Each folded page is 8" x 13". The first page is blank except for the contemporary ink manuscript address to the Committee of Correspondence or the Selectmen of Gorham [plus unrelated scribbling]. The two interior pages are the printed broadsides of April 17 and April 10, respectively. The last page is blank, except for the contemporary notation, 'Resolve of the Town of Boston Respecting Tories, And their Committee Letter to this Town, April 10 & 17- 1783.' Untrimmed, one blank inner margin tear [from opening the sealed correspondence]. Very Good. These rare broadsides urge Massachusetts Towns to bar Tories, "Absentees," "Conspirators," "Ingrates," and other disloyal persons from returning "to their Estates, the Rights of Citizenship, and the Enjoyment of that Happiness they have been the main Instruments of making us thus long sorely toil and bleed for." Long considered separate imprints, the two broadsides were issued here as an undivided sheet: the April 17 item's reference to "the inclosed Resolve" clearly refers to the April 10 Resolve, as no Resolve is printed in the April 17 item. This offering is an enlightening and extraordinary rarity. None of the consulted references records them joined as here.April 17: Bristol B5687. Shipton 44348. NAIP w038713 [3- M-Ar, RPJCB, MHi]. Not in Ford or Evans. OCLC 82905285 [2- AAS, State Lib. MA] [as of June 2014]. April 10: Bristol B5686. Shipton 44350. NAIP w030002 [3- PPRF, RPJCB, MHi]. Not in Evans, Ford or on OCLC, as of June 2014. Seller Inventory # 22806

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FOURIER, CH. [FRANÇOIS MARIE CHARLES]. - [FOUNDING UTOPIAN SOCIALISM]

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About this Item: Paris, Bossange père; Londres, Martin Bossange et Comp., 1822 & 1823. 8vo. [Traité:] Two lovely contemporary, uniform half calf bindings with gilding and blindstamped ornamentations to spines. "E. C." in gilt lettering to top of spine on both volumes + [Sommaire:] a bit later red half cloth with marbled paper over boards. Gilt title to spine. [Traité]: signed by the author on verso of half-title in vol. 1: "Ch Fourier". Title-page of vol. 1 with a small light brown stain (probably candle-starin), far from affecting lettering. Both volumes in lovely condition, with only very light occassional brownspoting. LXXX, 592 pp.; VIII, 648 pp. [Sommaire:] Title-page slightly browned, evenly. Otherwise very nice, clean, and fresh. 16 pp, pp. (1329) -1448 + 4 ff. (= (A8 (unnumbered) - on two leaves, first recto and second verso blank) + B8, C8, D8, E8).A lovely set. Scarce first edition of Fourier's milestone work of political theory, which is considered a founding work of Utopian Socialism and a main inspiration for Marx. The work, which contains "the essence of Fourier's doctrine" (David Owen Evans, Social Romanticism in France 1830-1848, p. 129.), is here presented together with the exceedingly rare complete supplement, which was published the following year.It is in the "Traité." that Fourier presents the revolutionary ideas that Marx were to adopt and use in his "Kapital", namely the theory of poverty and exploitation and its relation to the means of production. These same ideas are those that made Marx speak of Fourier's "Gargantuan view of man".It is due to the "Traité de l'association" that Fourier is considered one of the founding fathers of Utopian Socialism (being by far the most utopian of them); in his quest for a more equal society, he became one of the very first to defend things such as same-sex sexuality and the rights of women - in fact, it is Fourier that later coins the word "Feministe", while stating that the position of women in society was equal to that of slaves. Many of his publications preceded those of de Saint-Simon, Owens, and Marx, but his ideas seemed to find greater influence when interpreted by others. Due to the lack of success of the "Traité", Fourier decided, the following year, to publish the "Sommaire", in an attempt to draw attention to his revolutionary ideas in the "Traité". The "Sommaire" constitutes a short, more easily understood, summary, though also containing some additional new work. The "Sommaire" is often referred to as "The Appendix" to the "Traité" and is considered as belonging to that work. One of the central themes of the work is the thought of "harmony": "The word harmonisme - here fully explained and described for the first time - was first applied to the highest of the passions or motives of humankind; then (as a synonym for Harmonie) to the ultimate stage of social evolution. The fortunate inhabitants of the perfected world he called harmoniens, a word coined in the present work. These words were duly translated by the Fourierites of other lands. Harmony, the Harmonic state, Harmonization, or integral contrasted association, were the terms used in the earliest English translations in 1841 to describe Fourier's proposed social system; and Harmonism was employed in the 1850's. The inhabitants were spoken of as Harmonians; and Fourier's philosophy as a whole was sometimes described as the Harmonian Doctrine. Even the word harmonious was called into service as a technical term, one English disciple writing of a Harmonious Phalanx." (Bestor, The Evolution of the Socialist Vocabulary, p. 264).Charles Fourier claimed to find inspiration in the exorbitant price of an apple in a Parisian restaurant and he convinced himself that he could design a more efficient way to produce and deliver goods. Unlike other socialists of his day, Fourier believed that the pursuit of self interest served as an effective incentive to productive work. He simply did not believe that the market economy of his da. Seller Inventory # 48285

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Ultramarine: Lowry, Malcolm

Lowry, Malcolm

Published by Jonathan Cape (1936)

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Lowry, Malcom. Ultramarine. London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY LOWRY TO MONTGOMERY EVANS on the front free endpaper: To Montgomery Evans / from Malcolm Lowry-33 / Inglewood / Caldy Westkirby / Wirral / Cheshire. Provenance: Library of Roger Rechler (lot 203); Montgomery Evans (presentation inscription and bookplate). Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1512500090882

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Twelve Instant Images on Polaroid Type 105: Porter, Allan (Edited

Porter, Allan (Edited by); Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Joseph Sudek, David Bailey, Minor White, Lennart Nilsson, Sarah Moon, Ulrich Mack, Yousuf Karsh, Kisin Shinoyama, Oliviero Toscani, and Jeanloup Sieff (Photographs by)

Published by Polaroid Corporation, Zurich (1978)

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About this Item: Polaroid Corporation, Zurich, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: vg. Limited First edition. 1/50. Folio. Unpaginated. [5], 12, [1] loose leaves, as issued. Original cloth box and slipcase, with silver-stamped printed label on front cover. Scarce limited edition, one of 50 signed sets featuring 12 vintage exhibition-size prints, each print hand-signed by the photographer. This should not be confused with the non-signed edition that was released with a limitation of 950 portfolios. (For those portfolios, a facsimile signature was used.) Polaroid launched this project to show that this film process could successfully compete with gelatin silver prints as a fine art medium. The company gave cameras plus a generous stock of film to Ansel Adams, David Bailey, Walker Evans, Yousuf Karsh, Ulrich Mack, Sarah Moon, Lennart Nilson, Kishin Shinoyama, Jeanloup Sieff, Josef Sudek, Oliviero Toscani, and Minor White. The portfolio consists of the image that each photographer felt was the best of the photographs they had taken. The photogravure prints were done by C.J. Bucher AG, Lucerne, Switzerland and were printed on cardboard Bristo satinized very white, 320 grams. The size of the paper is 17.25 x 13 inches with each of the images varying in size with most in the 13 x 10 inch or 10 x 10 inch range. The text sheets provide information on each of the photographs and includes a short bio on the photographer as well as information about the photograph such as the date it was taken, camera used, exposure time, and information on the subject of the photograph. The last text page is the limitation page. This is an out of series portfolio with no number indicated. Each photograph is hand-signed by the photographer below the image. The portfolio case, interior and prints are in fine condition. Seller Inventory # 38912

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The Americans: FRANK, ROBERT

FRANK, ROBERT

Published by Grove Press, New York (1959)

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About this Item: Grove Press, New York, 1959. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF FRANK'S MASTERPIECE, possibly the most influential of all American photobooks, SIGNED BY FRANK on half-title. With introduction by Jack Kerouac. In 1955, Frank "was at work on a project supported but the Guggenheim Foundation that was to present a radically different vision of America and the world? Frank's photographs--taken during travels across the United States in 1955 and 1956--would arguably become the most influential achievement of the entire postwar period in terms of their impact on photographers, artists, and writers. "Frank's book was called, simply, The Americans. It was first published in France in 1958 and then in America in 1959 with a preface by Frank's friend, writer Jack Kerouac. Frank depicted America as a society with a deep-rooted sense of psychological isolation, what sociologist David Riesman called 'the lonely crowd.' America for Frank was a melancholy, even bleak or frightening place marred by racial and class divisions and enlivened only occasionally by a glimpse of lyrical sadness or joy. Frank's photographs, shot in black and white with a 35mm camera, seemed deliberately casual. The lighting and composition of the images were highly unconventional compared to most photojournalism or fine art photography at the time. Frank was after something more personal, more immediate and spontaneous" (Goldberg and Silberman, American Photography). "Even the design of the text was somewhat revolutionary. Reflecting Walker Evans's book American Photography, Frank's book was sparse and the photographs were only printed on the right-hand side of the pages. The left-hand side was blank except for the page numbers. Thus, from Frank we get a vision of a foreigner's response to his adopted country that is a kind of 'anguished visual poetry rather than graphic art.' Jack Kerouac? wrote in the introduction to the book 'he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world'" (Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography). New York: Grove Press, 1959. Oblong quarto, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket price-clipped and with some edgewear. An exceptionally good copy with a particularly strong Frank signature of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in collectible condition. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 1686

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Come and Play in the Garden: GREENAWAY, Kate

GREENAWAY, Kate

Published by [Hampstead, London]: , 1890 (1890)

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About this Item: [Hampstead, London]: , 1890, 1890. "Come and Play in the Garden"A Fine Original Pen, Ink and Watercolor for Little AnnGREENAWAY, Kate, artist. "Come and Play in the Garden". Original pen, ink and watercolor drawing for "Little Ann". Signed with initials at lower left. No date, no place [Hampstead, London, ca. 1883]. Landscape (9 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches; 236 x 222 mm.). Image size: 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 124 x 115 mm.This fine watercolor appears on page 51 of Little Anne. London, 1883."Little sister, come away,And let us in the garden play,For it is a pleasant day.On the grass-plat let us sit,Or, if you please, we'll play a bit,And run about all over it.But the fruit we will not pick,For that would be a naughty trick,And very likely make us sick.Nor will we pluck the pretty flowersThat grow about the beds and bowers,Because you know they are not ours.We'll take the daisies, white and red,Because mamma has often saidThat we may gather them instead.And much I hope that we always mayOur very dear mamma obey,And mind whatever she may say."From early 1883 onwards, Ruskin became the most important influence in Kate's life. He wrote to her "My dear Kate?when can you come and see Mountain Spring? Another year, you must come for the snow drops; but it must be a year of bright frost, not black rain? April would be best but I want to be sure of you, and I know you cannot command your time in the chances of book work - so I'll fit my plans to yours." ?Meanwhile she was bust preparing her next book, encouraged by her recent financial success. In late January Evans sent a cheque for £287.17.6d., marked 'half profit in 76,403 copies of those books in print' - which included recent German editions of the Birthday Book and Mother Goose. She accepted Evans's suggestion and planned to illustrate fifty favourite childhood verses by Jane and Ann Taylor, for a book she called Little Ann and Other Poems. Kate Greenaway arrived at Ruskin's home, Brantwood on April 10th, 1883. ?she left , not a fortnight, but nearly a month later, feeling she knew Ruskin the man - an enigmatic figure with piercing blue eyes, a caressing voice and the limitless charm that helped her to overcome her timidity and her desire to return to London. He made every possible effort to make her comfortable, and flattered her by listening to her ideas on art, nature and life? Kate wandered freely about the grounds, drawing flowers or the dancing children of Coniston Hall; her work only occasionally encouraged by Ruskin. Although he had 'all kinds of plans in my head for her', he sank back into a growing moodiness that Kate noticed but tried to ignore." Because of these strained silences, when her visit ended Ruskin was doubtful of its results. He wrote in his diary: 'May 8 Tuesday? Kate Greenaway went home yesterday - I fear not much wiser for her visit. But Kate could only recall her ecstatic happiness at Brantwood, as she wrote to Lily Evans how she regretted leaving? While waiting for news of Ruskin's lecture, Kate accepted further commissions. Austin Dobson, who was by this time a great admirer of her work, persuaded her to illustrate two poems he had written that had been inspired by her children. Their collaborations appeared twice, in the January and the May issues of the Magazine of Art, the latter being a full page verse description of Kate's inimitable world, with Greenaway children scattered in the margin? Kate also worked daily on Little Ann and the year's Almanack, all the while looking out for a letter from Ruskin? but it was Stacy Marks who gave her the assurances that Ruskin now failed to offer. He wrote to thank her for Little Ann, which he thought was 'on the whole, I might say entirely, your best book?"(Rodney Engen. Kate Greenaway. A Biography, pp. 86-104).One of the few artists to gain true celebrity from illustrating children's books, Kate Greenaway was one of the most influential illustrators of her age. Greenaway, along with Randolph Caldecott and Walter Crane, revolutionized illustration. Popular. Seller Inventory # 04184

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Scott, Robert F., Capt

Published by London (1909)

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About this Item: London, 1909. 1) One-page autograph letter signed by John Scott Keltie, as Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, to John Y. W. Macalister stating that he is writing "openly on behalf of your son to Scott. I believe he could not do better than take the boy." 8vo, September 25, 1909. 2) One-page typed letter signed from John Y. W. Macalister to his son, Donald A. Macalister, on Royal Society of Medicine stationery, noting "The enclosed is promising, as Keltie cannot fail to speak with considerable weight," 4to, September 27, 1909. 3) One-page typed letter signed by Capt. R. F. Scott to John Y. W. Macalister, on British Antarctic Expedition stationery, asking for support and interest in the expedition: "Feeling that the object of the Expedition is of a patriotic nature which must appeal to your sympathy, I have no hesitation in asking for your substantial support. 4to, October 6, 1909. 4) One-page pro-forma typed letter signed by Lieutenant Edward Evans to Donald A, Macalister, on British Antarctic Expedition stationery, thanking Macalister on behalf of Captain Scott for applying to the Expedition, and that his request "will be considered with that of other eligible candidates in due course," and with a holograph postscript: "He has received several very good letters about you." 4to, October 8, 1909. 5) One-page typed letter signed from John Y.W. Macalister to his son, Donald, stating that "Scott is lunching with me tomorrow, and I hope to let you have some definite news immediately afterwards, but it may be that he will not be free to commit himself." 4to, October 14, 1909. 6) One-page typed letter signed by Scott, on British Antarctic Expedition stationery, with a holograph postscript signed with his initials, to John Y. W. Macalister, enclosing a copy of "Notes on the Scientific Objects of the Expedition" and "six copies of programmes and press extracts." Referring to the "Notes" Scott writes at the end, "These Notes were prepared [and] sent to the President of the Royal Society and are being considered by his Council. R.S." 4to, October 21, 1909. 7) Five-page typescript signed, being "Notes on the Scientific Objects of the Expedition", with three small corrections in the text presumably by Scott, and signed "R. Scott" at the end. Includes objective summaries of magnetism, geology, meteorology, botany, and "other branches of physical science," each under a separate heading. 4to, October 6, 1909 (but enclosed with no. 6, above). 8) One-page typed letter signed by Scott, to Donald Macalister, on British Antarctic Expedition stationery, thanking Macalister for a previous letter, and noting that "the selection for the posts of Geologists have not yet been made. Dr. E. A. Wilson, who will be chief of the scientific staff of the Expedition, is giving his attention to the selection of candidates and is making enquiries for suitable persons." 4to, January 10, 1910. Perhaps needless to say, Macalister did not make the cut. Nonetheless, an interesting correspondence displaying how the process of selection of members of the expedition worked. Seller Inventory # 43191

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Morrison, Toni

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About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. An extensive Toni Morrison collection; 30 books in total including many signed first editions, review copies, and uncorrected proofs. Song of Solomon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. "'You want my life?' Milkman was not shouting now. 'You need it? Here.' Without wiping away the tears, taking a deep breath, or even bending his knees--he leaped. As fleet and bright as a lodestar he wheeled toward Guitar and it did not matter which one of them would give up his ghost in the killing arms of his brother. For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it." -Uncorrected proof, signed. In publisher's plain wrappers. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Tar Baby. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. -Uncorrected proof, signed. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. Beloved. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. "Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds. If there were any doubts about her stature as a pre-eminent American novelist, of her own or any other generation, ''Beloved'' will put them to rest. In three words or less, it's a hair-raiser." - Margaret Atwood -Uncorrected proof, signed. Octavo, original wrappers. Rare. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original white cloth with spine and front cover stamped in silver, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original white cloth with spine and front cover stamped in silver, original dust jacket. Jazz. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. "Perhaps [the novel's] incongruity is an intended paradox, but one backs away from examining it closer. Instead one accepts the characters of Jazz as generalized figures moving rhythmically in the narrator's mind.Jazz. You have to feel it." - The New York Times -Uncorrected proof, signed. In publisher's plain wrappers. Rare. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original dust jacket. Playing in the Dark. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992. "A work that has been inexplicably overlooked by the field of ludic criticism is Toni Morrison's intriguing text Playing in the Dark. Morrison observes that her interests lie in the curious literary construction of 'America' and how the black presence has been ever present though rarely acknowledged. She is interested 'in the way black people ignite critical moments of discovery or change the emphasis in literature not written by them." - James H. Evans and David Jensen, Playing -First edition, signed, review copy. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. The Nobel Lecture in Literature 1993. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. "She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race. And she addresses us with the luster of poetry." - The Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy -First edition, review copy. 12mo, original red cloth, gold-framed label on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. -First edition, signed. 12mo, original red cloth, gold-framed label on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. The Dancing Mind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. "There is a certain kind of peace that is not merely the absence of war. It is larger than that. The peace I am thinking of is not at the mercy of history's rule, nor is it a passive surrender to the status quo. The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one." -First edition, review copy. Thin 12mo, original black cloth with gilt lettering, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Thin 12mo, original black cloth with gilt lettering, original dust jacket. Paradise. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. "I wanted to open with somebody's finger on the trigger, to close when it was pulled, an. Seller Inventory # 993

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Dirty Jim: GREENAWAY, Kate

GREENAWAY, Kate

Published by [Hampstead, London]: , 1890 (1890)

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About this Item: [Hampstead, London]: , 1890, 1890. "Dirty Jim"A Fine Original Pen, Ink and Watercolor for Little AnnGREENAWAY, Kate, artist. "Dirty Jim". Original pen, ink and watercolor drawing for "Little Ann". Signed with initials at lower left. No date, no place [Hampstead, London, 1883]. Landscape (10 x 8 3/8 inches; 254 x 213 mm.). Image size: 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches; 111 x 89 mm. This fine watercolor appears on page 24 of Little Anne. London, 1883."There was one little Jim,'Tis reported of him,And must be to his lasting disgrace,That he never was seenWith hands at all clean,Nor yet ever clean was his face.His friends were much hurtTo see so much dirt,And often they made him quite clean;But all was in vain,He got dirty again, And not at all fit to be seen.It gave him no painTo hear them complain,Nor his own dirty clothes to survey:His indolent mindNo pleasure could findIn tidy and wholesome array.The idle and bad,Like this little lad,May love dirty ways, to be sure:But good boys are seenTo be decent and clean,Although they are ever so poor."From early 1883 onwards, Ruskin became the most important influence in Kate's life. He wrote to her "My dear Kate?when can you come and see Mountain Spring? Another year, you must come for the snow drops; but it must be a year of bright frost, not black rain? April would be best but I want to be sure of you, and I know you cannot command your time in the chances of book work - so I'll fit my plans to yours." ?Meanwhile she was bust preparing her next book, encouraged by her recent financial success. In late January Evans sent a cheque for £287.17.6d., marked 'half profit in 76,403 copies of those books in print' - which included recent German editions of the Birthday Book and Mother Goose. She accepted Evans's suggestion and planned to illustrate fifty favourite childhood verses by Jane and Ann Taylor, for a book she called Little Ann and Other Poems. Kate Greenaway arrived at Ruskin's home, Brantwood on April 10th, 1883. ?she left , not a fortnight, but nearly a month later, feeling she knew Ruskin the man - an enigmatic figure with piercing blue eyes, a caressing voice and the limitless charm that helped her to overcome her timidity and her desire to return to London. He made every possible effort to make her comfortable, and flattered her by listening to her ideas on art, nature and life? Kate wandered freely about the grounds, drawing flowers or the dancing children of Coniston Hall; her work only occasionally encouraged by Ruskin. Although he had 'all kinds of plans in my head for her', he sank back into a growing moodiness that Kate noticed but tried to ignore." Because of these strained silences, when her visit ended Ruskin was doubtful of its results. He wrote in his diary: 'May 8 Tuesday? Kate Greenaway went home yesterday - I fear not much wiser for her visit. But Kate could only recall her ecstatic happiness at Brantwood, as she wrote to Lily Evans how she regretted leaving? While waiting for news of Ruskin's lecture, Kate accepted further commissions. Austin Dobson, who was by this time a great admirer of her work, persuaded her to illustrate two poems he had written that had been inspired by her children. Their collaborations appeared twice, in the January and the May issues of the Magazine of Art, the latter being a full page verse description of Kate's inimitable world, with Greenaway children scattered in the margin? Kate also worked daily on Little Ann and the year's Almanack, all the while looking out for a letter from Ruskin? but it was Stacy Marks who gave her the assurances that Ruskin now failed to offer. He wrote to thank her for Little Ann, which he thought was 'on the whole, I might say entirely, your best book?"(Rodney Engen. Kate Greenaway. A Biography, pp. 86-104).One of the few artists to gain true celebrity from illustrating children's books, Kate Greenaway was one of the most influential illustrators of her age. Greenaway, along with Randolph Caldecott and Walter Crane, revolutionized illustration. Popular. Seller Inventory # 04185

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Message from the Interior.: EVANS, Walker.

EVANS, Walker.

Published by New York: Eakins Press, 1966 (1966)

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About this Item: New York: Eakins Press, 1966, 1966. Quarto. Original grey mottled cloth, titles to white paper label to front board in black, titles to spine in white. Light ring stain to front board, corners just lightly rubbed, a very smart copy. Twelve works of photography reproduced in sheet-fed gravure. First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the photographer "Lincoln, from Walker". Lincoln Kirstein is most noted for his hand in founding the New York City Ballet, he was a close friend of Walker Evans who he had befriended in his early days in New York. In 1938 Kirstein collaborated with Evans on 'American Photographs' selecting and sequencing the photographs for the exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. This was the first exhibition in this museum devoted to the work of a single photographer. The catalogue and book included an accompanying essay by Kirstein, giving Evans a literary legacy. Seller Inventory # 48543

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About this Item: Detroit and NY 1860s - 1946, 1860. "Resolution' book: 12 x 9, gilt ruled dark maroon leather, gilt ruled watered silk pastedowns, 10 vellum pages (including endpapers), calligraphic script (one side only) with rubrication, cream satin ribbon; print: Charles Magnus: New York nd (1860s); booklet: New York Central: NY 1946, lithography by Evans-Winter-Hebb, Detroit, 12 x 9.5, unpag (8pp); photograph: printed with printed signature, 16 x 12, image of Ledyard is 6 x 4.5, no photog etc. listed. Condition: "Resolution" book cover leather scuffed/scraped with some staining and abrasions and sunned spine, pages have scattered foxing and toning, small marks on inner spine indicating that the pages had been attached, ribbon has light fraying else contents very good, lettering very attractive; print: chipping, tears, margins have staining, light soiling and spotting, creasing, small stain to one corner, colorful image shows the railroad yards, vessels on the Detroit River, surrounding neighborhood, a nice early image of the city; booklet: covers soiled and spotted, interior very good, program for the centennial dinner which was held at Detroit’s Book Cadillac Hotel, includes the menu, company history, list of speakers, etc., and has an illustr of the same Michigan Central print that’s offered with this lot; photograph: stained but doesn’t affect the image, creased, soiled, tears, lacks lower right corner, other corners breading off, printed signature of Ledyard, image matches the one shown in the booklet, photo sold as is. The Resolution book lists the action taken "At a Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Central Railroad Company held at Grand Central Station Terminal, in the City of New York on Wednesday, the fifteenth day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, the following action was taken: We the Directors of the Michigan Central Railroad Company, mourn the death of our Chairman, Henry B. Ledyard. . ." The text continues on to heap praise on this grandson of former Michigan governor and prominent statesman Lewis Cass and lists all of his accomplishments in his 47 year career with the company. This beautiful book is signed by both the president of Michigan Central Railroad, Alfred H. Smith, and its secretary Edward F. Stephenson. The accompanying typed presentation letter on New York Central Line letterhead is from Stephenson and signed by him; he also expresses his personal sympathy. From Clarence Burton’s book "History of Wayne County and the City of Detroit, Michigan:" " ‘Service to All’ became his slogan in railroad management . . . ‘We must provide facilities for men to make new business profitable. . . by giving them shipping facilities as good as they could get in any other center’ (per Ledyard). . .When the passenger station in Detroit was destroyed by fire, within two hours he was running trains out of the new station which was then being built but which lacked two months of completion. He always recognized merit, faithfulness and ability upon the part of his employees and was ready to accord promotion as opportunity offered. While his business life was characterized by much of the precision of the military commander, those who came within the closer circle of his personal acquaintance had for him the greatest love and respect." Henry Brockholst Ledyard was born in the American embassy in Paris in 1844 while his father was part of the American delegation and died of heart disease at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, on May 24, 1921. Sold as a lot only. Seller Inventory # 99-2101

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Carey, Matthew]:

Published by Printed by Mathew Carey,, Philadelphia: (1787)

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About this Item: Printed by Mathew Carey,, Philadelphia:, 1787. Volume II, Numbers I-VI [July 1787 - December 1787]. [2- General Title], 600 [except as noted below], 22 [Chronicle and Index], pp. Pages [3]-11 contain the List of Subscribers; page [13] prints Carey's warm dedication of the Volume to Lafayette. Number III, for September, prints the text of the Constitution. Numbers V [November] and VI [December] print the first six Letters of The Federalist. All are complete, except for October [Number IV], which lacks pages 353-360 [articles on silk, premiums offered by AAAS, extraction of the essence of bark, barn swallows, winter clothes, beginning of an Address to the People of Penna.]. One gathering sprung. Very Good, in modern quarter calf and marbled boards. This remarkable volume is of great significance in the development and reporting of American constitutional and social history. The September issue is credited [along with another Philadelphia publication, 'The Columbian Magazine'] as the first periodical printing of the Constitution of the United States [pages 276-286]. The prefacing paragraph and Preamble are also printed: "The Constitution framed for the united states of America, by a convention of deputies from the states of.at a session begun May 14, and ended September 17, 1787. We, the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice." After the Constitution, signatures in type of George Washington and other delegates, listed by state, are printed; followed by Washington's two transmittal letters to the States, and Congress's resolution [signed in type by Charles Thomson as Secretary] "recommending the appointment of state conventions, to consider the preceding constitution". In support of ratification, the first six Letters of The Federalist appear on pp. 441-446 and 523-534 [November and December]. Alexander Hamilton wrote Federalist I and VI; John Jay wrote II-V. Each is signed 'Publius' and dated from October 30, 1787 to November 17, 1787. Other distinguished Americans, in essays and letters, also wrote on the question of ratification. The actions of various state delegations are recorded. Elbridge Gerry wrote his "reasons for not signing the federal constitution." As another foundation document, pages 188-192 print the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Volume II contains many other essays and documents of importance: on money and paper currency; a letter from Jefferson as minister to France; Joel Barlow's July 4, 1787 Oration; Dr. Rush on imprisonment and punishments; deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation expressed by several state delegations; Benjamin Franklin's "Information for those who would wish to remove to America"; speeches and essays analyzing republican government; encouragement to American manufactures; Letters On the Federal Government by 'An American Citizen', analyzing the proposed Constitution; material on Shays' Rebellion, "the late insurrection in Massachusetts"; "Adventures of colonel Daniel Boon"; an account of Dartmouth College; as well as poetry, material on agriculture and industry, and a plethora of other matters. Seller Inventory # 32751

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