“An uncommonly gifted, innovative photographer whose unquestioned masterpiece is The Acropolis of Athens.”(GREECE.) STILLMAN ,WILLIAM
View of the Acropolis from the Musaeum Hill. London: S. F. Ellis, 1870
This photograph is the first view from W. J. Stillman’s The Acropolis of Athens, a series of 25 photographs taken in 1869 and published the following year. Stillman has been called “an uncommonly gifted, innovative photographer whose unquestioned masterpiece is The Acropolis of Athens.”
VIGUIER ,S. A.
Table for Transmitting Chinese Despatches by Telegraph, containing all characters employed in official, commercial, or private correspondence of Chinese, and their translation in numbers. Shanghai: Printed at the American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1871
FIRST EDITION. The Great Northern Telegraph Company introduced the telegraph in China in 1871. This rare volume enabled its use in Chinese, marking an epoch in the history of commerce.
“Eloquent, timely and challenging, it soon became and remains the all-time best seller on economic theory and policy.” – New Palgrave on Progress and PovertyGEORGE, HENRY
Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth–the Remedy. San Francisco: Wm. M. Hinton & Co., Printers, 1879
FIRST EDITION, styled the “Author’s Edition” on the spine and title-page. Unable to find a publisher for his book, George self-published Progress and Poverty in an edition of only 200 copies (some sources say 500 copies). The book met with such success that Appleton’s reprinted it in New York in 1880, and it became an instant American classic and best-seller.
(WASHINGTON, BUSHROD.) [Ballow, Henry.]
A Treatise of Equity … with the addition of marginal references and notes by John Fonblanque. Volume the Second. Dublin: Byrne, Moore, Jones, and Watts, 1795
Bushrod Washington’s copy, with his signature on the title-page. George Washington’s favorite nephew, Bushrod (1762-1829) was executor of his uncle’s estate and inherited Mount Vernon. He inherited Washington’s library and papers, and this volume was surely shelved side-by-side with those books at Mount Vernon. Bushrod Washington gave John Marshall access to Washington’s papers when the chief justice was writing his Life of Washington.
(ZIONISM.) FRIEDLANSKY ,ARYEH
A collection of manuscripts and typescripts written by a participant in the Revisionist Zionist movement. Palestine, 1930-43
This collection of Zionist essays, letters, and other papers documents a crucial period during the British Mandate in Palestine.
“I am a person who would quit authorizing in a minute to go piloting, if the Madam would stand it. I would rather sink a steamboat than eat, any time” – Mark TwainTWAIN, MARK
Life on the Mississippi. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883
FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, in the original deluxe binding.
“We.” The Famous Flier’s Own Story of His Life and his Transatlantic Flight. New York: Putnam’s, 1927
FIRST EDITION. An important presentation copy inscribed and signed by Lindbergh on the portrait frontispiece to Donald E. Keyhoe, who managed the flyer’s triumphant tour of America following his return home.
Lao Tseu Tao Te King. Le Livre de la Voie et de la Vertu . . . traduit en Francais… par Stanislaus Julien. Paris: l’Imprimerie Royale, 1842
FIRST EDITION of the complete Tao-te Ching to be published in a Western language.