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  • DARWIN, CHARLES

    The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the uncorrected text in Vol. I and with the list of errata on the verso of the title-page in Vol. II. Freeman observes that “there are important textual differences” between the two issues of the first edition. One of these, later rectified with the removal of long passages from the second issue, is pointed out in the first issue’s inserted slip referring to “a serious an unfortunate error, in relation to the sexual differences of animals.”

    $9,500

  • ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN

    Nye Eventyr. [-Anden Samling]. Copenhagen: Reitzel, 1844-45

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (i.e. title dated 1844 and without indication of later parts or a general title page).  A landmark of world literature, this collection contains the first printings of the works that brought Andersen international fame, including “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Snow Queen.”

    $8,500

  • IRVING, WASHINGTON

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. Nos. I-VII. New York: Van Winkle, 1819-1820

    FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. The Sketch Book contains the first printings of the immortal tales “Rip Van Winkle” (in Part I) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (in Part VII), among others. This series of tales, published in seven parts in 1819-20, brought Washington Irving instant fame and made him America’s first international literary star. This set contains the uncorrected text points indicating the first printings, as noted in BAL.

    $8,500

  • SAMUELSON, PAUL

    Economics: An Introductory Analysis.. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948

    First edition of the greatest and most influential modern economics text-book. Inscribed by Samuelson for Eric Roll. Roll, professor of economics and later chairman of S. G. Warburg & Co., wrote the classic History of Economic Thought (1938, 4th ed., 1973).

    $8,500

  • ISRAEL

    Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. Israel, 1948 -1949

    This splendid collection of dramatic photographs documents the activity of the IDF during the second stage of the War of Independence, following the second cease-fire.

    $8,500

  • (SLAVERY)

    The National Era. Vols. I-III. Washington, January 1847 – December 1849

    This is a tremendous three-year run of the weekly broadsheet The National Era, one of the leading abolitionist newspapers.

    $7,500

  • FARADAY, MICHAEL

    Autograph Letter Signed to C. C. Maxwell. No place, Sept. 26, 1857

    In this wonderful letter Faraday discusses the famous experiment in which Galileo is said to have dropped spheres of different masses to show that their time of descent was independent of their masses. Though said by some to have been a thought experiment, this was one of the most famous demonstrations in the history of science. The experiment disproved Aristotle’s theory of gravity and helped usher in the era of modern science.

    $7,500

  • POE, EDGAR ALLAN

    Eureka: A Prose Poem. New York: Putnam, 1848

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (i.e. without the review for Eureka on page 2 of the 16 pp catalogue). This is one of 500 copies of Poe’s last book.

    $7,500

  • KEYNES, JOHN MAYNARD

    General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936

    FIRST EDITION of this classic of modern economics, “on which his fame as the outstanding economist of his generation must rest” (DNB). World-wide depression induced Keynes to re-examine classical approaches to economics. Urging the use of a national budget as a principal instrument of the planning of the national economy, Keynes placed responsibility for regulation of the economy squarely in the hands of the government.

    $7,200

  • MALTHUS, THOMAS ROBERT

    An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions.. London: J. Johnson, 1803

    Second edition, expanded to four times the length of the 1798 edition. This is the first edition to have Malthus’s name on the title and the first to present data supporting his argument that population increases geometrically while food increases only arithmetically.

    $7,200