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An Account of the Voyages Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere; South Pole and Round the World; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean and the Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. The First, Second and Third Voyages. [1st, 2nd and 3rd editions Respectively by Cook, Captain James and John Hawkesworth

] W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773;W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777; G. Nicol, and T. Cadell. 1785. Quarto & Folio. CAPT. COOK'S THREE VOYAGES IN EIGHT VOLUMES PLUS ATLAS VOLUME WITH THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK PLATE AND THE CHART OF MAGAELLAN In nine ...

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$44,500.00


The Birds of America From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories (8 Volume set) with 500 Original Hand Colored Plates by Audubon, John James

New York (1870): George R. Lockwood. Octavo. The last and best of the preferred editions issued in original publisher's full brown morocco, decorated in blind, raised bands, with title gilt, containing 500 superb tinted and hand-colored plates. Not ...

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$28,000.00


(Shogun Edition) Japan, Described and Illustrated By the Japanese (10 volumes) and The Art of Japan (2 volumes) by Brinkley, Captain

Boston: J.B. Millet Co. Folio. The Shogun Edition limited to only 25 lettered copies of which this is Letter "M". In 10 volumes. With an essay on Japan art by Kakuzo Okaura, director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo Japan. Limitation pages w...

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$17,000.00


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Together with the Rare Publisher's Salesman‘s Sample by Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

New York: Charles Webster, 1885. First American Edition. Octavo. First American Edition after the first British edition. Frontispiece of Huckleberry Finn and portrait (a cancel) in first state with table cloth showing, title page a cancel, 366pp., illust...

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$15,000.00


A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which The Words are Deduced From Their Originals. Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples From the Best Writers, To Which Are Prefixed, A History of the Language and An English Grammar by Johnson, Samuel

London: For W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton, T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. & J. Dodsley, 1755. First Edition. Folio. Two Volumes. First issue reading of D7 (Bacon's Natural History and Milton's Paradise L...

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$12,500.00


Dingo (with 69 Original Drawings in color) by Mirbeau, Octave, Andre Douhin and René Aussourd

Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier, Eugene Fasquelle, Editor, 1913. Limited Edition. Large Octavo. Limited to only 1/150 copies on Holland paper. An extraordinary book with 69 pages of original art drawn and colored in pencil by Andre Douhin (1863-1936) de...

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$12,000.00


Official NASA Photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the Moon's Surface Signed By All Three Astronatuts of Apollo 11, with Official Patch, and U.S. Consul Gordon Bell's role in Their Visit to Australia, 1969

Approx.11" x 13 1/2" Mounted on 16" x 20 1/2" Card. When Gordon Bell was appointed to serve as USIS Information officer in July 1969, little did he know he would be promoted a month later to become U.S. Consul and would host the three...

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$11,500.00


The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, John

New York; (1939): The Viking Press. First Edition. Octavo. 619pp. An exceptionally nice copy of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Bound in tan pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in dark brown, light bumping to upper corners, in unclipped, wra...

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$11,000.00


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) by Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

New York: Charles L. Webster and Co, 1885. First Edition. Octavo. This copy is the earliest state of the first edition with the March 1885 dates called for in Blanck, it has a small biofolium letter from E.W. Kemble, the illustrator dated March 18, 1930 ...

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$11,000.00


Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made Under the Directions of the Secretary of the War in 1853-1854 [all Senate issue)

Washington: Beverley Tucker, 1855-59; George W. Bowman, 1861 and Thomas H. Ford 1860. Quarto. 33nd Congress. 2nd Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 78. 12 Volumes in 13. All Senate Issue. All uniformly bound in publisher's dark brown cloth, decoratively stamped ...

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$9,500.00


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Co, 1876. First American Edition. Octavo. First printing. [I]-XVI, [17]-274[275]pp, [4]pp. ads. with first issue points as noted by BAL: printed on wove paper, the half-title and preface versos blank, triple flyle...

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$8,500.00


Shirley, a Tale by Bell, Currer (Charlotte Bronte)

London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1849. First Edition. Octavo. First issue, bound in the original publisher's vertically ribbed purple cloth(a paper thin cloth) faded to blue. The University of Texas acquired a set of this novel which, unlike others seen or r...

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$8,500.00


The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie by Gerard, John and John Johnson

London: Adam Islip, 1633. Thick Folio. Second edition and considered the best edition because of Johnson's expansion and extensive corrections. Johnson added over eight hundred new species and seven hundred new illustrations. Engraved title page,...

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$7,500.00


NASA Official 1969 Photograph of the Rescue from the Module of the Astronauts, Signed By the Entire Crew of Apollo 11

Approx. 7" x 7" Mounted on 11" x 14" Heavy Card. The three astronauts toured the world following the Apollo 11 Moon landing. When they were honored in Sydney, Australia, they were hosted by newly appointed U.S Consul, Gordon Bell alon...

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$7,500.00


NASA Official 1969 Photo Signed By the Entire Crew of Apollo 11 in Their Space Suits Without Helmet, the Moon in the Background

1969. NASA's 1969 color print measuring 10" x 8" of the three astronauts signed by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. This photograph was given to Gordon Bell, the U.S. Consul to Australia who was the U.S. host along with Pri...

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$7,500.00


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