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  • BURTON ,RICHARD F.

    Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpoool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863

    First edition. This is Burton’s first book on his years in West Africa including detailed accounts of his amazing adventures inland.

    $4,700

  • St. Peter's ,Rome

    View of Rome from the Tiber River with Castel Sant’Angelo and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Rome, ca. 1870

    A fine 19th century photograph of landmarks of Rome.

    $4,500

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Democratic Vistas. Washington, D.C: [Printed for J. S. Redfield, New York], 1871

    FIRST EDITION. One of about 500 copies.

    $4,200

  • FRANKFURTER, FELIX

    Felix Frankfurter Reminisces. Edited by Harlan B. Phillips. New York: Reynal & Company, (c.1960)

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Frankfurter: “For Arthur J. Goldberg, who helps to vindicate the social function of the Anglo-American adversary system and to justify advocacy, with the appreciation of Felix Frankfurter June 18, 1960.” Frankfurter left the Court in 1962, and Goldberg took his seat.

    $3,200

  • FRANKFURTER, FELIX.

    Felix Frankfurter Reminisces. New York: Reynal & Company, (c.1960)

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Frankfurter “For Warren E. Burger, with the cordial regards of Felix Frankfurter April 17, 1961.”

    $3,200

  • BURKE ,EDMUND

    A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.. London: Dodsley, 1757.

    First edition. Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry into Sublime and Beautiful is a central text of 18th-century aesthetics and a key work in the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism.

    $3,000

  • (BLACK, HUGO.)

    Hugo Black and the Supreme Court: A Symposium. Edited by Stephen Parks Strickland. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, (c.1967)

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Black:  “To our friend, Arthur Goldberg, on this his forty ninth birthday, with our warm and affectionate good wishes to him and to Dorothy, Hugo L. Black August 8, 1967” and further signed by his wife Elizabeth. Black, once a member of the KKK and later one of the greatest defenders of civil liberties, inscribes this volume to fellow Supreme Court Justice Goldberg. Black, Warren, Douglas, Brennan, and Goldberg were key members of the liberal wing of the court in the 1960s.

    $2,500

  • (WASHINGTON ,GEORGE AND MARTHA.)

    Portrait Miniature of George and Martha Washington. American, 19th century

    $2,200

  • (SUPREME COURT.) CLARK ,ED

    The Supreme Court. Washington, D.C.: Ed Clark, 1956

    Completed in 1935, the magnificent neoclassical Supreme Court Building features the motto “Equal Justice Under the Law” on the west facade. This splendid, enormous color photograph was taken by famed LIFE magazine photographer Ed Clark: “Black Church Leaders pray on the Supreme Court steps for integration to succeed” (Herrera, Frank, Ed Clark: Decades).

    $2,200

  • (TREASURY BUILDING ,WASHINGTON, D.C.)

    Treasury Building. no publisher, 1870s

    “The architecture of the West Wing makes the Treasury building a national landmark and the leading classical revival structure in our nation’s capital as well as being an icon to the period of America’s Civil War” (Cote).

    $1,800