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THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY by BELLOW, Saul

First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine and quite exceptional. An undated early holograph version of Saul Bellow's only full-length play contained in a ledger-type notebook (8-1/4" x 11-3/8") with marbled paper boards and a black cloth spine. Bellow has sub…

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$25,000.00


AN ORATION DELIVERED BEFORE THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF NEWBURYPORT ... ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by ADAMS, John Quincy

Newburyport: Morss and Brewster, (1837). First Edition. wraps. Very Good and scarce. Original printed blue wrappers; 68 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blue wrapper: "Deacon Samuel Savile/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are qu…

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$25,000.00


WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: CHAOS OR COMMUNITY? by KING, Martin Luther, Jr. [Martin Luther King, Jr.]

New York: Harper & Row, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Two small scratches on the front of the dustwrapper that slightly affect the front cover of the book. About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy and outstanding inscription. INSC…

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$25,000.00


THE WILDERNESS HUNTER. AN ACCOUNT OF THE BIG GAME OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS CHASE WITH HORSE HOUND, AND RIFLE Inscribed to the Best American He Ever Knew by ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)

New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1893). First Edition. Hardcover. Covers soiled and marked, tight. Spine darkened, gilt still strong, with some chipping at the spine tips. Good or better and an Association Copy of the first order. A. B. Frost, H…

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$25,000.00


[PANORAMA AND VIEWS OF PHILADELPHIA, AND ITS VICINITY; Embracing a Collection of Twenty Views, Drawn on Stone, By J. C. Wild, from his own Sketches and Paintings. With Poetical Illustrations of Each Subject, By Andrew M'Makin] by [WILD, J(ohn) C(asper)]

[Philadelphia]: [John T. Bowen], [1838]. Third Edition. Hardcover. The only defect is the missing title page. The text and plates are clean with vibrant, deep coloring, and the binding is Fine. Folio (10-1/4" x 13-1/2") in full modern orange morocco lea…

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$25,000.00


THE JUBILEE OF THE CONSTITUTION. A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ON TUESDAY, THE 30TH OF APRIL 1839; BEING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THURSDAY, THE 30TH OF APRIL, 1789 by ADAMS, John Quincy

New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a handsome binding. Bound in recent full forest green morocco leather without the original wraps and endpapers; 136 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Inauguration of Was…

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$25,000.00


LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo

Boston: Osgood, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. The rear hinge is broken and the front hinge is ready to go with some external splitting there as well. The spine tips are frayed. Good example of one of the finest Emerson Presentation copies extant. Orig…

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$25,000.00


NEWE WELT UND AMERICANISCHE HISTORIEN by GOTTFRIED, Johann Ludwig

Frankfurt: Erben, 1655. Second Edition. Hardcover. Early owner ink name on front endpaper; occasional minor repairs or stains. Generally a Very Good example of this scarce and important work. Folio (8" x 13") in contemporary vellum lettered in brown on …

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$23,125.00


AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY; OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES by WILSON, Alexander [HAND-COLORED PLATES]

Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-1814. First Edition. Hardcover. Some offsetting of plates onto text, unevenly browned, some spots and stains. One plate is nicked in the outer edge, another with an early repair along the gutter, neither affecting…

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$23,125.00


THE LITTLE PRINCE by SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1943). First Edition. Hardcover. This copy is clean and bright with virtually no wear but for some soiling to the endpapers and minor bumps to the corners. About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper with a couple of small st…

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$22,500.00


ON THE ROAD by KEROUAC, Jack

New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Both the book and the dustwrapper are bright and fresh, with a few very short closed tears to the top of the dustwrapper. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Third Printing in a Third Printing dus…

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$21,875.00


NEW AMERICAN COOKERY, OR FEMALE COMPANION. CONTAINING FULL AND AMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR ROASTING, BROILING, STEWING, HASHING, BOILING, PRESERVING, PICKLING, POTTING, FRICASEES, SOUPS, PUFF-PASTES, PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS, PIES, TARTS, & C. ALSO, THE MAKING OF WINES AND CHEESE. PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO THE AMERICAN MODE OF COOKING by [COOKERY]

New York: D. D. Smith, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Lacking the endpapers; small chip at the top of the spine. A clean, attractive, unsophisticated copy in original binding of a scarce and important book. Twentyfourmo (3-3/8" x 5-3/8") bound in origi…

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$21,875.00


THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU [WORKS] with a leaf of manuscript by THOREAU, Henry David

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Manuscript Edition. Hardcover. Small tape repair at the center crease of the manuscript. Fine with a handsome appearance on the shelf. Large octavo (6" x 8-3/4"), 20 volumes bound in 20th-century red crushed l…

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$21,875.00


MR. PRESIDENT. THE FIRST PUBLICATION FROM THE PERSONAL DIARIES, PRIVATE LETTERS PAPERS AND REVEALING INTERVIEWS OF HARRY TRUMAN by (TRUMAN, Harry) HILLMAN, William

New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Minor rubbing to the spine tips of the book. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Outstanding association. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in full blue synthetic leather with gilt lettering on th…

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$18,750.00


PLANS, ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS AND DETAILS OF THE ALHAMBRA: From Drawings Taken on the Spot in 1834 by The Late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones, Archt by JONES, Owen

London: Owen Jones, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Dampstaining to lower corner margin of pages in the first volume and the top margin of the second volume to various degrees, only touching upon a few images with little effect. Minor wear to bindings. N…

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$18,750.00


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