Voyages to the New World by Columbus, Vespucci and Others: A Contemporary Manuscript from the Age of Discovery with contributions by Columbus’s shipmate Michele de Cuneo[COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, AMERIGO VESPUCCI, & OTHERS.] BERNARDUS ALBINGAUNENSIS.
“Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512. Contiene sotto Compendio: De tutti li circuli: et sphere celeste …. Nota: quo Modo: et Personis: versus Mare indicum: repetra fuerit Navigatio. Et que Insule alias Incognite inuente fuerint a Genuensi Columbo. Necnon et Terra firma nostcrorum Antecessorum Nemini Cognita.”. Autograph manuscript. Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene at Monterossa al Mare, dated February 10 to April 15, 1512This IMPORTANT CODEX OF THE AGE OF DISCOVERY is an unpublished source for the history of exploration in the New World. The author, the Benedictine monk Bernardus of Albenga, consulted Columbus’s friend and shipmate Michele de Cuneo in the preparation of this manuscript.
A Collection of nearly 500 volumes and more than 250 letters, prints, photographs, memoranda, ephemera, and other objects.. Various places, 1880s-1940s
Carte-de-visite Photograph Album. Down, Kent, 1871-1879
An intimate photographic memento of Charles Darwin and his family. This extremely rare Darwin family photograph album contains photographs of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and his wife Emma Darwin (1808-1896).
VON BRAUN, WERNHER
A superb archive of original signed drawings and diagrams of space vehicles and flight, together with related material.. Huntsville, Alabama, 1952-53
Wernher von Braun prepared these original drawings of rockets and spaceships for the artists who illustrated his epochal series “Man Will Conquer Space Soon.” This publication played a central role in inspiring a generation of American rocket scientists and convincing the American public of the possibility of space exploration.
Hunting Counterfeiters in Post-Civil War America: The Photographic Rogues Gallery of Secret Service Agent William Kennoch(SECRET SERVICE)
The photographic archive, papers, and relics of William Kennoch, Secret Service Agent. Various places, 1870s and 1880s
This unique and unpublished archive of Secret Service Agent William Kennoch includes more than 1000 cartes de visite of counterfeiters, con men, federal fugitives, and other criminals and lowlifes. The collection also includes important papers, printed ephemera, and relics of Kennoch’s life and career.
the collection: $150,000
LINCOLN AND “ONE OF THE VERY BEST FRIENDS OF THE SOLDIERS” with well-documented relics of Lincoln’s deathLINCOLN ,ABRAHAM
A superb collection of manuscripts signed by Lincoln and relics related to Lincoln’s death. Washington, 1864-1865
This magnificent collection includes three Lincoln documents intervening on behalf of a friend, Elizabeth Hutter (whom Lincoln calls “one of the very best friends of the soldiers”) as well as well-provenanced relics removed from the room where Lincoln died.
the collection: $110,000
WATSON, JAMES D. & FRANCIS CRICK
“Molecular structure of nucleic acids. A structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid.” Offprint from: Nature Vol. 171 (April 25, 1953). London, 1953
FIRST EDITION, THE RARE OFFPRINT. Signed by Watson and Crick. This volume is also inscribed and signed by Maurice Wilkins and Alec R. Stokes, co-authors of the second paper with H R. Wilson. Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Watson and Crick.
WATSON ,JAMES and FRANCIS CRICK
“Molecular structure of nucleic acids. A structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid.”. Offprint from: Nature Vol. 171 (April 25, 1953) , April 25, 1953
FIRST EDITION, THE RARE OFFPRINT. Signed by Watson and Crick on the first page and thus eminently suited for exhibition.
two items: $75,000
Rare Walt Whitman Working Poetical Manuscript from Drum-Taps and Leaves of Grass WITH a Manuscript on Equality and the Nature of American GovernmentWHITMAN, WALT
Two autograph manuscripts: “Give me the splendid silent sun,” autograph manuscript [recto]; and autograph manuscript on equality and American government [verso]. Prob. Washington, c.1865
A splendid leaf containing two important Whitman manuscripts.