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.
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.
Longfellow on Robert Burns “He sings of love, whose flame illumes the darkness of lone cottage rooms”LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH
“Robert Burns” Autograph Manuscript. no place, c. 1880
In this fine, partly unpublished manuscript, Longfellow celebrates the poet Robert Burns, beginning, “I see amid the fields of Ayr / A ploughman, who, in foul and fair / Sings at his task.”
(DARWIN, CHARLES.) HUXLEY, THOMAS HENRY.
Charles Robert Darwin [obituary notice]. In Proceedings of the Royal Society. Vol. XLIV, No. 269. London: Royal Society, 1888
FIRST EDITION. Huxley’s 25-page reminiscence of his friend Charles Darwin is the most famous contemporary notice of Darwin’s life and death. Huxley, “Darwin’s bulldog,” was the naturalist’s most important and most passionate defender.
(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).
New York City Map. New York: Phelps, 1857
New York in 1857, with a very early Central Park plan
“I like this photograph much better than any other which has been taken of me.” – Darwin on the Cameron portrait(DARWIN, CHARLES.) Cameron, Julia Margaret
Charles Darwin. London, London, 
THE GREAT DARWIN PORTRAIT, Julia Margaret Cameron’s 1868 portrait of Darwin is probably the most famous photograph of a 19th-century scientist. Darwin remarked, “I like this photograph much better than any other which has been taken of me.”
Fine Large-format Photograph of the Treasury Building, "a national landmark and the leading classical revival structure in our nation’s capital"(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).
ADAMS ,JOHN COUCH
An Explanation of the Observed Irregularities in the Motion of Uranus, on the Hypothesis of Disturbances caused by a more Distant Planet. London: Published by the Society, 1847.
The discovery of Neptune is highlighted by two singular features: that its existence was correctly surmised on a theoretical prediction, and the contention between its contemporaneous discoverers, British astronomer John Adams and French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier.