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The Birds of America From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories (8 Volume set) with 500 Original Hand Colored Plates by Audubon, John James

New York (1870): George R. Lockwood. Octavo. The last and best of the preferred editions issued in original publisher's full brown morocco, decorated in blind, raised bands, with title gilt, containing 500 superb tinted and hand-colored plates. Not only...

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$27,000.00


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

298 pages. The essay of S.W. Reid notes: "Wieland was first published on 14 September 1798 .... No manuscripts or proof sheets are known to have survived. So far as we know, this [the first edition] is the only edition that appeared in Brown's lifetime." ...

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$27,000.00


Dingo (with 69 Original Drawings in color) by Mirbeau, Octave, Andre Douhin and René Aussourd

Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier, Eugene Fasquelle, Editor, 1913. Limited Edition. Large Octavo. Limited to only 1/150 copies on Holland paper. An extraordinary book with 69 pages of original art drawn and colored in pencil by Andre Douhin (1863-1936) de...

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$12,000.00


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) by Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

New York: Charles L. Webster and Co, 1885. First Edition. Octavo. This copy is the earliest state of the first edition with the March 1885 dates called for in Blanck, it has a small biofolium letter from E.W. Kemble, the illustrator dated March 18, 1930 ...

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$11,000.00


A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which The Words are Deduced From Their Originals. Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples From the Best Writers, To Which Are Prefixed, A History of the Language and An English Grammar by Johnson, Samuel

London: For W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton, T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. & J. Dodsley, 1755. First Edition. Folio. Two Volumes. First issue reading of D7 (Bacon's Natural History and Milton's Paradise Lost ). Complete in two ...

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$10,500.00


The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, John

New York; (1939): The Viking Press. First Edition. Octavo. 619pp. An exceptionally nice copy of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Bound in tan pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in dark brown, light bumping to upper corners, in unclipped, wra...

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$8,700.00


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...

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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


NASA Official 1969 Photograph of the Rescue from the Module of the Astronauts, Signed By the Entire Crew of Apollo 11

Approx. 7" x 7" Mounted on 11" x 14" Heavy Card. The three astronauts toured the world following the Apollo 11 Moon landing. When they were honored in Sydney, Australia, they were hosted by newly appointed U.S Consul, Gordon Bell along with Australian Pr...

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$7,500.00


NASA Official 1969 Photo Signed By the Entire Crew of Apollo 11 in Their Space Suits Without Helmet, the Moon in the Background

1969. NASA's 1969 color print measuring 10" x 8" of the three astronauts signed by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. This photograph was given to Gordon Bell, the U.S. Consul to Austalia who was the U.S. host along with Prime Minister Gor...

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$7,500.00


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)

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 b...

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$7,500.00


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

Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Co, 1876. First American Edition. Octavo. First printing. [I]-XVI, [17]-274[275]pp, [4]pp. ads. with first issue points as noted by BAL: printed on wove paper, the half-title and preface versos blank, triple flyle...

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$6,850.00


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 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 number 307 inscribed and signed...

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$6,500.00


Reports from Committees of the House of Commons; Which Have been Printed By Order of the House, and are Not inserted in the Journals, Reprinted by Order of the House (16 volumes) by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

London; 1803-1806: Np. Folio. These reports were issued between 1715 and 1801 and were not inserted into the Journals. The reason they are so important for research is that before 1801 very few House papers were printed. Those that were printed were sim...

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$4,500.00


A System of Geography: or, A New & Accurate Description of the Earth in all its Empires, Kingdoms and States. Illustrated with History and Topography and Maps of every Country. Fairly engraven on copper, according to the latest discoveries and Corrections by Moll, Herman and Rober Falconer

London: For A. and J. Churchil and T. Childe, 1701. First Edition. Folio. From the library of John, Earl of Loudoun (John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun (5 May 1705 - 27 Apr. 1782) In 1727, Campbell entered the Army. He was commissioned major general i...

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$4,500.00


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