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

Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Co, 1876. First American Edition. Octavo. The first issue with the publisher's ads dated December 1, 1876. Illustrated, triple leaves in front on laid paper, one with a portrait illustration of Mark Twain mounted t…

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$32,500.00


Wieland, or, the Transformation; an American Tale [printer's proof copy] by Brown, Charles Brockden and J. Fellowes

New-York: Printed By T. & J Swords, for H. Caritat, 1798. First Edition. 12mo (Half-Sheet Imposition). 298 pages. The essay of S.W. Reid notes: "Wieland was first published on 14 September 1798 .... No manuscripts or proofsheets are known to have survive…

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$27,000.00


The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Kamashastra ed), 12 volumes in Original Casket Case with the Key (The Kamashastra Edition) by Burton, (Sir) Richard F. (1821-1890)

London: H.S. Nichols, 1897. Large Octavo. The translation by Sir. R.F. Burton, with seventy-one original illustrations which are from the original oils painted by Albert Letchford. Housed in the original casket with the Arabic title gilt-stamped [Alf Lay…

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$18,500.00


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

Boston(1897 and 1901): 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 pa…

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$17,000.00


My African Journey (signed and Inscribed by Churchill, Winston Spencer

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First Edition. Octavo. . Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Inscribed by/Winston S. Churchill/1946. Portrait frontispiece of Churchill. half-title, 226pp., [16]p. publisher's catalog at the rear, illus…

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$12,500.00


Democracy in America (the Rare 2nd Edition in Four Volumes) by Tocqueville, Alexis De and Henry Reeve

London; 1836-1840: Saunders & Otley. Octavo. Second edition. When the first edition came out in 1835, Tocqueville was himself a friend of the translator, Henry Reeve, who said: "Without saying to do so...you have colored what was contrary to Democracy an…

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$9,500.00


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, [38], 1…

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$8,500.00


A Collection of 14 Autobiographical Manuscripts of Early California Pioneers Who Became Major Political leades in the State

A Collection of 14 Autobiographical Manuscripts of Early California Pioneers Who Became Major Political leaders in the State. These handwritten autobiographies represent the major California politicians, jurists and founders of the state. This unique col…

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$8,500.00


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) by [Railroad Survey]

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 in bli…

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$6,800.00


Diary, December 9, 1840-June 16, 1841 (the Iron Master of Steel Company, 1840's) by Reeves, Samuel James

Small Octavo. Diary of Samuel James Reeves, Iron Master, who became the chief officer of the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. approximately 141 pages (some at the end are written upside down)-a special page is inserted. He was the son o…

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$6,500.00


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

London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Thick Folio. 3rd edition printed from the second edition and considered the best edition because of Johnson's expansion and extensive corrections. Johnson added over eight hundred new species an…

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$5,800.00


La Nuit Venitienne, Fantasio and Les Caprices De Marianne [together with] Contes Du Temps Jadis by Musset, Alfred De and Umberto Brunelleschi (illustrator)

Paris [1913] and [1912]: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza. Limited Edition. Quarto. Two volumes, presentation copies by the illustrator Umberto Brunellesch. The first volume: La Nuit Venitienne is limited to 500 copies, on Japon paper. The present copy is numbe…

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$5,500.00


May-Day and Other Pieces (Signed and inscribed by Emerson) by Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Inscribed by Ralph Waldo Emerson to his good friend and prominent Boston physician Le Baron Russell (1814-1888). This is one of approximately 100 copies in the cream linen binding for presentation. Received from the publisher on April 27, 1867, Inscribed …

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$5,500.00


The Zoo; Described and Illustrated by Gibbings, Robert and Moira

London [ca.1922]: Baynard Press. Small Octavo. [15] unnumbered pages. After producing some advertising material, he and his wife worked to produce the Zoo in 1922 which is considered the first and rarest of his works. (see Kirkus, Robert Gibbings, A Bibl…

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$4,700.00


The Fly Leaf (Private Edition) by Cronyn, Verschoyle P

London, Canada, Nd(ca.1955): Privately Printed. First Edition. Octavo. An extraordinarily rare printing of perhaps 25 copies, 38, [7] pp. Privately printed by mimeograph by the author who, after suffering a horrible accident when a horse fell on him duri…

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$4,500.00


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