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Postilla super totam Bibliam by Nicolaus de Lyra

[Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, 1472. 1285 [of 1286] leaves; lacking final blank of volume IV (ZZZ4). Vol I: [1-407] ; Vol. II: [408-657]; Vol. III: [658-936]; Vol. IV (the New Testament): [937-1285] leaves. 2 columns (except for inserted leaf [VVV3] in V...

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$175,000.00


Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements by Muybridge, Eadweard

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1887. [Group of 120 plates from Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements]. Philadelphia: The University of Philadelphia, 1887. Folio. 120 collotype plat...

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$150,000.00


Casino Royale by Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First edition. 218 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth, stamped in red. Slight lean, a few trifling stains on covers, in first state dust-jacket without Sunday Times Review on front flap (light creasing to spine ends and...

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$120,000.00


Archive of Meadow Run Press Sporting Book Publisher (1989-2010), including the publisher's own copies of the books, original artwork, correspondence, typescripts, proofs, ephemera, editorial foul matter, etc. by (Meadow Run Press)

Stone Harbor; Far Hills, New Jersey, 2010. Approx 60 linear feet (31 file boxes and 1 box of oversize material). Fine. Approx 60 linear feet (31 file boxes and 1 box of oversize material). The Archive of Meadow Run Press, sporting book publisher 1989-20...

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$100,000.00


Autograph Letter, Signed ("George"), to his brother, giving his eye-witness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on the night of April 14th, 1865 by (Lincoln Assassination) Todd, George B., M.D

Montauk, Montauk Navy Yard, Wash D.C. 34, 1865. 4 pp. 8vo. Slight soiling and minor tears along old folds, otherwise in very good condition. 4 pp. 8vo. The Surgeon of the 'Montauk' Gives an Eye-Witnesses Account. ...About 10:25 P.M. a man came in and wa...

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$100,000.00


Photographs of the Indian Tour of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, January to March 1893 by (India) Hodek, Eduard, and Lala DEEN DAYAL, photographers

1893. 193 original albumen prints, ranging in size from 180mm x 260mm to 239mm x 290mm, mounted on card, most captioned in ink in English in a fin-de-siècle Vienna hand; approx. 60 with small printed captions mounted to boards; 8 photographs untitled. 2...

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$80,000.00


Archive of photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, etc., relating to the life and career of Dizzy Gillespie by Gillespie, Dizzy

1993. A rich collection of photographs, autographs, personal records, LPs and ephemera from the personal collection of bebop pioneer Dizzy Gillespie, which amply records the trumpter's outsized personality and his importance as a global jazz ambassador. ...

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$75,000.00


[Idyllia] [and other texts] by Theocritus; Hesiod

[Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1495. First Aldine edition, and the first complete edition of Theocritus (printing 12 of the 30 Idylls here for the first time); the first edition of HESIOD'S THEOGONY; second edition of his WORKS AND DAYS; and first editions of ...

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$65,000.00


The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of Fish and Fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most anglers by [Walton, Izaak]

London: Printed by T. Maxey for Rich. Marriot, 1653. First edition. Engraved cartouche of fish on title, ten engraved vignettes of fish in text. Title within engraved piscatorial cartouche, 6 engravings of fish within text variously attributed to Lombart...

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$62,500.00


Alaric at Rome. A Prize Poem, Recited in Rugby School, June XII, MDCCCXL by Arnold, Matthew

Rugby: Combe and Crossley, 1840. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's printed pink wrappers. Faint vertical crease at center, light edgewear. In custom red morocco pull-off case. First edition. 8vo. Arnold's Debut, Inscribed. The first edition of Matthew Arn...

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$60,000.00


Autograph Letter, signed, from Thomas Jefferson to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn by Jefferson, Thomas

Washington, D.C., 1804. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 4to, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Strip of later paper on left edge verso, where letter had been tipped into an album. Very good. In a brown half morocco clams...

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$60,000.00


Lolita by Nabokov, Vladimir

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. 188, [2]; [3]-223, [1] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Green printed wrappers, priced Francs : 900 on back wrappers. Spines toned, lower portion of spine of first volume worn with small loss. Dated 1.X.1955 on the flyleaf of ...

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$55,000.00


Why England Slept by Kennedy, John F

New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock. The first edition of John F. Kennedy's...

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$50,000.00


From Russia, With Love by Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First edition, first impression. 253 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, pictorial dust jacket. Some spotting to jacket, minor chipping and wear to jacket edges and spine ends. House in custom quarter morocco clamshell case. Fi...

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$50,000.00


A Discourse Delivered in Charleston, (S.C) on the 21st of Nov. 1827, Before the Reformed Society of Israelites, for Promoting True Principles of Judaism According to its Purity and Spirit, on their Third Anniversary by Cardozo, Isaac N

Charleston: James S. Burges, 1827. First and only edition. 18, [2] blank pp. 12mo. Modern wrappers. Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Some pale foxing to title, otherwise clean. First and only edition. 18, [2] blank pp. 12mo. A rare pamphlet ...

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$50,000.00


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