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  • TULL, JETHRO

    Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to Introduce A New Method of Culture; whereby The Produce of Land will be Increased, and the Usual Expense Lessened. Together with Accurate Descriptions and Cuts of the Instruments Employed in it … fourth edition, very carefully corrected. London: Millar, 1762

    The edition that Thomas Jefferson owned.  Jefferson wrote from Monticello in 1817, “While I was an amateur in Agricultural science (for practical knowledge my course of life never permitted me) I was very partial to the drilled husbandry of Tull.”

    $600

  • Stiles, Henry R

    A History of the City of Brooklyn Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Brunswick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh. Brooklyn: Published by Subscription, 1867, 1869, and 1870

    FIRST EDITION. It is very difficult to find fine, complete sets of first editions of this work, published individually by subscription over the span of three years.

    This is the best history of Brooklyn up to its time. Stiles was an indefatigable author, historian, and genealogist, in addition to his day job as a physician.

    A lovely set.

    $500

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Memories of President Lincoln: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d. O Captain! My Captain. Hush’d Be the Camps To-day. This Dust Was Once the Man. Portland., Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1912

    Whitman on Lincoln

    $300

  • CARTER, JOHN and PERCY MUIR, eds.

    Printing and the Mind of Man: a descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of western civilization during five centuries. Munich: Pressler, 1983

    SECOND EDITION, revised and enlarged.

    $125

  • MUNSON, LAURA GORDON

    Flowers from My Garden. Sketched and Painted from Nature. [New York], [1864]

    FIRST EDITION, a unique pre-publication copy with 18 fine watercolors, the original art used as the basis for the lithographs in the published edition.

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  • WASHINGTON, GEORGE

    First State of the Union Address, signed in type by Washington in Gazette of the United States. New York, January 9, 1790

    FIRST PRINTING of George Washington’s first State of the Union address.

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