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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (  Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second...
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

by Asimov, Isaac

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New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a passionate Southern gal Isaac Asimov", "Foundation and Empire" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a persistent Southern gal Isaac Asimov", and "Second Foundation " SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a married Southern gal Isaac Asimov". Ah, to have been a witness to THAT book signing, where the sparks were obviously flying ! All three books stated Gnome Press First Editions, "Foundation" in dark blue boards with red lettering at spine, thinner and narrower paper and with dust jacket too large for this thinner book, although stating First Edition 1951 on CP is actually the 1954 2nd Edition. Book is Very Good, pages browning, slight toning to edges of end pages, top edge dusty, in a Very… Read More
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Les Rois En Exil. Roman Parisien; together with Les Femmes D'Artistes ( ASSOCIATION COPIES) )
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Les Rois En Exil. Roman Parisien; together with Les Femmes D'Artistes ( ASSOCIATION COPIES) )

by Daudet, Alphonse

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Paris: E. Dentu and Alphonse Lemerre, 1879. "Les Femmes D'Artistes" , Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1874 and "Les Rois En Exil. Roman Parisien", E Dentu, Paris, 1879, both books SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at 3rd front end page and half-title respectively, to the French playwright and novelist Adolphe Belot, author of the wildly popular " Mademoiselle Giraud, My Wife" in 1870 and co-author and collaborator with Daudet on the play "Sapho" in 1885 and who adapted Daudet's "Fromont Jeune et Risler Aîné" for the theater in 1876 "Les Rois en Exil" is SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "Adolphe Belot lou ami Alphonse Daudet" and "Les Femmes D'Artistes" is SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "A La femme de feu Les Femmes des Artistes". Belot's novel "La femme de feu" was published in 1872. Both books Near Fine, bound in contemporary half crushed brown morocco over marbled boards, marbled end pages, the… Read More
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The Snowy Day
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The Snowy Day

by Keats, Jack Ezra

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New York: Viking Press, 1963. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page - " For Dana Ericson - best wishes Ezra Jack Keats". Stated Second printing February, 1963, with Caldecott Award medal front panel, $3.00 price with Caldecott mention front flap and lovely snowflake decorated end papers. Near Fine, slight bow to front board, in a Near Fine dust jacket, hint of a crease and trace of wear at head of spine. SIGNED copies of this groundbreaking and award winning children's book are RARE in any printing, and particularly so in such lovely condition. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Second Printing. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Oblong 8vo.
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(Presentation Copy)  Historical and Statistical Information, Reflecting the History, Condition,...
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(Presentation Copy) Historical and Statistical Information, Reflecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States . Parts I, III, and IV

by Schoolcraft, Henry R.(owe) (1793-1864)

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Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1851. "Collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, per Act of Congress of March 3d, 1847." Presentation Copies of Parts I, III, and IV only, each part a First Edition, 1851, 1853, and 1854 published by Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia . Part I SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "Prof. George Howe with respect of H.R. Schoolcraft" at front paste down in tidy secretatial hand. Parts III and IV SIGNED AND INSCRIBED alike "Rev. George Howe with respects of H.R. Schoolcraft". George Howe (1802-1883 was an ordained minister and professor at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C. and the author of History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina published 1870-1883. Provenance: Part I additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED at front paste down "Presented to Joseph Hyde Pratt by Prof. George Howe University of North Carolina". Prof. George Howe (1876-1936) was the grandson of… Read More
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(ASSOCIATION COPY)  Abel Sanchez. Una Historia de Pasion
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(ASSOCIATION COPY) Abel Sanchez. Una Historia de Pasion

by Unamuno, Miguel de

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Madrid : Renacimiento, 1917. RARE. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at title page to Fernando Orrego (Puelma) and dated by author in year of publication (1917). Miguel de Unamuno's most famous novel, his re-telling of the story of Cain and Abel set in modern times. 233 pp. Bound without the wrappers in contemporary quarter leather over marbled boards, Very Good, the page block uniformly browned, edges of boards rubbed, spine lean. Association Copy, Fernando Orrego Puelma, one of the founders of Chile Magazin (1921) and a director of Zig-Zag (1964) was also the father of noted Chilean composer Juan Antonio Orrego Salas (1919-2019). Miguel de Unamuno's signature is RARE in todays market, no auction records found for a signed copy of Abel Sanchez. Basis for the 1947 Spanish film directed by Carlos Serrano de Osma. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.
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Foundations of Economic Analysis
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Foundations of Economic Analysis

by Samuelson, Paul Anthony

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Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947. First Edition, First Printing of Samuelson's classic work on economics, in RARE dust jacket. Original red cloth with bright gilt lettering at spine, Near Fine, sun fading at top edge of spine, slight toning at gutters. In a Very Good dust jacket, 1/4" loss of paper at head of spine, small chips at base of spine, spine faded yet title still legible, 2" tears at front spine crease with horizontal tear just below title.. Harvard Economic Studies No. 80. Samuelson was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1970 for having written considerable parts of economic theory. "Fifty years after it was written, the Foundations (together with Hicks' Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics (Niehans, History of Economic Theory, 423).. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States.. Complete Set in...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States.. Complete Set in Nine Volumes

by Cranch, William

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New York and Washington City: Printed By C. Wiley, Isaac Riley and Daniel Rapine, 1804. The complete set, in nine volumes, published 1804, 1812, 1816 and 1817. Recently professionally rebound in full dark brown goat sweps imitation leather, spines with two new imitation labels similar to original, saving original flysheets and adding new parchment end papers while retaining the original bookplate in Volume One of John H. Peyton (John Howe Peyton (1778-1847)), a Virginia lawyer and planter who served in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly. Volume One is a First Edition, Washington City, Published for John Conrad and Co.. Volumes Two-Four are Second Editions, so stated at title page, printed in New York in 1812 by C. Wiley. Volumes Five and Six are First Editions, printed in New York in 1812 by Isaac Riley. Volumes Seven - Nine are First Editions, printed in Washington City by Daniel Rapine, Vols. Seven and Eight in 1816 and Vol. Nine in 1817. Published over a period of fourteen years in three… Read More
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1943-1945 Original Photograph Album with Incredible Archive of Medals, (Including Bronze Star and...
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1943-1945 Original Photograph Album with Incredible Archive of Medals, (Including Bronze Star and Purple Heart), Documents, and Patches, of a US Army Combat Photographer Serving in Burma and China with the British Army

by Ahbe, Edwin Oscar (1916-1995)

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Pacific Theater, World War II: Self-published, 1943. A superb World War II archive featuring a significant manuscript photograph album (oblong 17" x 12") containing 147 photographs on 46 pages (17 pages blank at rear), service records, citations, orders, medals, patches, bars, newspaper clippings, ID card, dog tags, and additional loose photographs and negatives, all belonging to Edwin Oscar Ahbe (1916-1995) . Ahbe was inducted on Dec. 1, 1943, reporting to Camp Peekskill, NY and serving as a Cameraman Motion Picture 043 and Combat Photographer in the 3374th Signal Photographic Service Company. After stops at Fort Sheridan and Camps Smith and Crowder, his first overseas photographs in the album begin in Ceylon. A small manuscript list shows he left NY early on Oct. 20, 1944 and records him being in Newfoundland, Azores, Cashblanca (sic), Tripoli, Cairo, Aboudan Iran, Karachi India, Kandy Ceylon, Burma, and China. His citation for the Bronze Star for meritorious service, 16 Jan 1945 to 10… Read More
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The Norman W. Forgue Collection of Charles and Myrtle West
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The Norman W. Forgue Collection of Charles and Myrtle West

by Forgue, Norman W.; Various Others

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Chicago: At the Sign of the Gargoyle, The Black Cat Press, The Norman Press and Normandie House. . A collection accrued over decades consisting of material produced by, or in conjunction with At the Sign of the Gargoyle, The Black Cat Press, The Norman Press, and Normandie House by Norman W. Forgue, bookmaker, typographer and founder of the above private presses. The collection includes about 150 Black Cat miniatures in a little glass front bookcase ( also made by Norman), RARE dioramas made by Norman and his wife Madeline (5 total, under the label Nor-Mad)), about 90 larger Black Cat, Norman Press, Normandie House, and At the Sign of the Gargoyle books, 60 pieces of ephemera including correspondence, catalogues, price lists, and receipts, 125 pieces of ephemera including Christmas cards, pamphlets, and announcements for publications, a unique salesman’s plaque with examples of 10 printed pages, a Black Cat Press printers block, and a first proof with numerous corrections of "The Miniature… Read More
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An Extraordinarily Large Collection of Nearly 40,000 Wine and Spirits Labels from 49 Countries...
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An Extraordinarily Large Collection of Nearly 40,000 Wine and Spirits Labels from 49 Countries Around the World

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Various Places: Various A remarkable collection amassed by a single collector from the 1940s-1970s whose original inventory sheet (included) lists 39,744 labels from 49 countries spanning the globe. The countries with the highest counts include Belgium, 8000+, France, 5100+, Spain, 4400+, and Switzerland, 3500+. The collector sent letters requesting their unused labels to wineries, breweries and distilleries. Consequently, almost all are unused and most are stored in the original contemporary return envelopes, with a count and sometimes a country on the outside for each envelope. A good number of duplicates and variants noted. Total inventory numbers not verified, although a good representative sampling of envelope counts confirms the accuracy of the count. Various sizes of labels, with complete bottle sets noted. Almost all are in Fine condition, with some creases and light wear from storage. The entire collection completely fills three bankers boxes. Provenance: from the original collector, Earl… Read More
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A Collection of Four Autograph Musical Manuscripts Along with a Manuscript Notebook of Musical...
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A Collection of Four Autograph Musical Manuscripts Along with a Manuscript Notebook of Musical Writings, Two Sketchbooks with Original Drawings and an Early Family Photograph Album from Chile of Noted Chilean Composer Juan Orrego Salas

by Salas, Juan Orrego (1919-2019)

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Chile and Bloomington, Indiana An important archive of manuscript music and writings along with an early photograph album and a typed poem, SIGNED, with SIGNED hand drawn abstract artwork and two original artist's sketchbooks, one 12" x 9" ring-bound water color paper with 34 drawings, 23 in charcoal, 9 in pastels, 1 water color and 1 in pencil, most titled and dated in 1955; the second 11" x 7 1/2" ring-bound with 53 pencil drawings, including 3 with color pencil, the drawings mostly dated and titled, several with manuscript writing in Spanish, the dates beginning in 1959, then resumed 1979, taken up again in 1992 and with the last drawings dated 2001.verso and a program for the 100th birthday celebration of noted Chilean composer and musicologist Juan Orrego Salas. While living in Chile Juan Orrego Salas studied with Domingo Santa Cruz and Pedro Humberto Allende, Orrego-Salas received grants from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations that facilitated his travel to the… Read More
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(Fine Binding by Kelliegram)  The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits
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(Fine Binding by Kelliegram) The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits

by Carroll, Lewis; with Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday

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London: Macmillan & Co., 1876. First Edition, First Issue, with "Baker" not "Butcher" at p. 83. Marvelouly bound by Kelliegram (stamp-signed on rear turn-ins) in hunter green crushed morocco featuring The Baker at ship's railing in the center of the front cover, with gilt floral decorations at corners of covers, spine, and turn-ins, red silk end papers, ribbon marker, all edges gilt. Bound with the original First Edition cloth covers and spine at rear. Fine in all regards in a gorgeous and whimsical Kelliegram Fine binding. . First Edition. Crushed Morocco. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Steps to the Temple, The Delights of the Muses and Carmen Deo Nostro..... Second Ed. BOUND WITH...
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Steps to the Temple, The Delights of the Muses and Carmen Deo Nostro..... Second Ed. BOUND WITH Poemata et Epigrammata, Quae Scripsit Latina & Graeca, Second Ed.

by Crashaw, Richard

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Published by In the Savoy, Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman at the Blew Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange, London, 1670. Frontispiece, (16), 208, [28], 67 pages. Two volumes bound in 18th c. calf with royal coat-of-arms stamped center of front board, bordered with triple rules in blind with acorn decorations stamped at corners, edges dyed red. Near Fine, the label perhaps refreshed at a later date, with the bookplate of Gower Earl Gower front paste down and Gower's coat-of-arms printed verso of title page of Steps to the Temple, Lord Gower having obviously had this copy bound to his specifications. TWO VOLUMES bound as one. "Steps to the Temple" and "The Delights of the Muses" are actually the 3rd editions even though stating second edition, while "Carmen Deo Nostro" and "Poemata et Epigrammata, Quae Scripsit Latina & Graeca" are both second editions. John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, PC ( 1694 -1754) was an English Tory politician… Read More
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The Workes of Ben Jonson
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The Workes of Ben Jonson

by Jonson, Ben

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London: Printed by W. Stansby and to be Sold by Rich. Meighen, 1616. [12], 1015, [1, blank] with engraved allegorical title by William Hole (Pforzheimer state A). Lacking the rare initial blank, as with Pforzheimer's copy. Volume 1, 1616, pages measure 10 3/8" by 7". a small-paper copy. The title to Every Man Out of his Humour has no border and reads LONDON: Printed by WILLIAM STANSBY , for Iohn Smithwicke (rule) M. DC. XVI. The Dedication, recto G2, is signed "By your true honorer , Ben Jonson". Line 6 verso reads "PVNTERVOLO....; the catchword on recto (G5) is "Naked", on verso "Where"; recto (G6) begins "Where I want arte" ; and eighth line from bottom on verso(G6) reads "But why enforce I this, as fainting? no". The title to Cynthia's Revels is in compartment with LONDON printed by W. Stansby 1616. The tirle for Poetaster , p. 277, is in compartment and reads LONDON, printed by W. Stansby for M. Lownes 1616. Bound in contemporary calf, the late 18th c. bookplate of S.P Peach,Tockington at front… Read More
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The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed
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The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

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London: Adam Islip, 1602. Bound in pebbled dark brown calf, the back with five raised bands with ornate gilt decorations, a geometric gilt ruled design to the covers, marbled end papers and edges. Armorial bookplate of J. A. Knowles Renshaw front paste down. Dr. John Alfred Knowles Renshaw (1871-1926) was a noted British physician and book collector. Very Good, the leather rubbed at spine ends, corners, edges and raised bands, final two leafs and errata page repaired at bottom corner not affecting text, undecipherable writing at head of illustrated title page, lacking copperplate portrait of Chaucer surrounded by arms of his Progenie. Internally quite clean, with a few scattered spots of browning in early pages, and small hole to leaf 7 at end. [23], 179, 178-350, 353-376, [13] leaves. Title surrounded by woodcut border. Lacking initial blank [a]1, as always. Woodcuts of Chaucer's arms and of the knight, woodcut initials. Overall a quite pleasing and handsome copy of the Second Speght edition… Read More
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