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The Road To Serfdom. by Hayek, Friedrich August von [F.A.] [Karl Popper]

London: Routledge & Sons, 1944. First edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published. Octavo, original black cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dr Ka…

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$400,000.00


On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. by Darwin, Charles

London: John Murray, 1859. First edition of "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), one of 1250 copies. Octavo, bound in original cloth, half-title, one folding lithographed diagram, without advertisements. In fine conditio…

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$400,000.00


Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. [Le Theatre du Monde]. by Blaeu, Willem and Joan

Amsterdam: Chez Jean Blaeu/Apud Guiljelmum et Johannem Blaeu, 1643-1645. In 1630, Willem Janzzon Blaeu, the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company, published his first world atlas, the Atlantis Appendix, with 60 engraved maps. The second e…

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$350,000.00


Ulysses. by Joyce, James

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. Ulysses was published in Paris by Shakespeare & Company, 1922. It was a struggle for the author to find a publisher, a comic irony considering that Ulysses is "[u]niversally hailed as the most influential work of…

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$300,000.00


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. by Rowling, J.K

London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First edition, first printing of the rarest book in the Harry Potter series, a cornerstone of young adult literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time. First printing with "First published in Great Britain in 1997",…

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$225,000.00


The Fountainhead. by Rand, Ayn

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. First edition, first issue with first edition stated on the copyright page of the author's first major novel, as well as her first best-seller. Octavo, original red cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the auth…

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$200,000.00


An Essay on the Principle of Population, as It Affects the Future Improvement of Society. by Malthus, Thomas Robert

London: J. Johnson, 1798. First edition of this cornerstone text of modern economics. Octavo, bound in three quarters calf. Laid in is a clipping from an original manuscript signed by Malthus and entirely in his hand which reads in part, "If at one time …

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$200,000.00


Pride and Prejudice. by Austen, Jane

London: Printed for T. Egerton, 1813. First editions of all three volumes of Jane Austen's second novel and most popular. Octavo, three volumes, bound in contemporary three quarter calf, gilt titles to the spine. An exceptional example of this landmark w…

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$175,000.00


The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Serious Reflections During the Life And Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. by Defoe, Daniel

London: Printed for W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, 1719-1720. Exceedingly rare complete first edition set of all three books in Defoe's classic Robinson Crusoe series, including the scarce first and only printing of the third book in the seri…

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$175,000.00


George Washington Autograph Letter Signed. by Washington, George. [Alexander Hamilton; Rochambeau]

April 10, 1781. In 1780, French nobleman Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau was appointed commander of land forces as part of the project code named Expedition Particuliere. He was given the rank of Lieutenant General in command of som…

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$175,000.00


Menelai Sphaericorum Libri III. Quos olim, collatis MSS. Hebraeis & Arabicis, Typis exprimendos curavit Vir Cl. Ed. Halleius L.L.D. R.S.S. & Geometriae Professor Savil. Oxoniensis. [Menelaus’ Spherics]. by Halley, Edmond. [Benjamin Franklin]

Oxonii [Oxford]: Sumptibus Academicis, 1758. At the turn of the 18th century, astronomers knew in large part the shape of our solar system, but the precise size of its distances remained uncertain. In 1716, English astronomer Edmond Halley proposed a wor…

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$175,000.00


Sail On, O Ship of State! The Longfellow Verse in Mr. Roosevelt’s Message to Mr. Churchill. by Roosevelt, Franklin Delano; Winston S. Churchill. [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [1941]. The historic secret Atlantic Conference was held between August 9th and 12th, 1941 on a warship anchored in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. At that momentous meeting, the two leaders and their military aides agreed upo…

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$150,000.00


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