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  • LINDBERGH, CHARLES

    “We.” The Famous Flier’s Own Story of His Life and his Transatlantic Flight. New York: Putnam’s, 1927

    FIRST EDITION. Signed by Charles Lindbergh.

    $3,500

  • MONROE, JAMES

    The Monroe Doctrine: Message from the President of the United States, to Both Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the First Session of the Eighteenth Congress. December 2, 1823. Printed by order of the Senate. 15 pp. [with] Documents Accompanying the Message of the President …. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1823

    FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM of the Monroe Doctrine, preceded only by the newspaper printings. The Monroe Doctrine marks the first American declaration of its place as a world power and has long been a cornerstone of American foreign policy.

    $3,500

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Leaves of Grass. New York: [for Walt Whitman], 1867

    This is the fourth Leaves of Grass. The failure of Thayer & Eldridge, publisher of the third edition (Boston, 1860), left Whitman in search of a publisher. The poet decided that the events of the Civil War called for another reimagining of Leaves of Grass. Whitman returned to his earlier practice and financed the publication himself, engaging the New York printer William E. Chapin. For the first time, the 1867 Leaves opened with the poem “Inscription,” which introduced the book in subsequent editions.

    $3,500

  • (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

  • BENTHAM, JEREMY

    Outstanding autograph letter to Francis Horner. Q[ueen’s] Sq[uare] Pl[ace], 24 May 1808

    In this remarkable letter Jeremy Bentham presents the case for a significant reform in English legal procedure. He begins by thanking Horner, a leading MP, for sending the report of the Committee for Searching the Lord’s Journals concerning the “causes that retard the decision of suits in the High Court of Chancery.“

    $2,500

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT.

    “Physikalischer Grundlagen einer Gravitationstheorie” [and] MARCEL GROSSMANN. “Mathematische Begriffsbildungen zur Gravitationstheorie.” Offprint from Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellchaft in Zürich. Zurich, 1913

    FIRST EDITION, the rare offprint with “Überreicht von den Verfassern.” printed on the front wrapper. In 1912 Einstein moved back to Zürich from Prague. Aware of the analogy between Gauss’s surface theory and the space-time Einstein was introducing in his new theory of gravitation, he wished to find a four-dimensional version of Gauss’s theory. Einstein recalled,

    $2,500

  • (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

  • POE, EDGAR ALLAN

    “The Purloined Letter” in The Gift … for 1845. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1845 [1844]

    FIRST EDITION. Contains the first printing of “The Purloined Letter,” perhaps the greatest of Poe’s detective stories” (Mabbott). As was customary, this gift book was offered in October or November in time for the holiday trade. This allowed for the printing of an abridged version of the tale in Chamber’s Edinburgh Journal of November 30, 1844. This is a handsome copy of the annual that Heartman and Canny called “outstanding among the annuals for its sumptuous appearance.”

    $2,200

  • (WASHINGTON ,GEORGE AND MARTHA.)

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

    $2,200

  • (NEW YORK)

    New York City Map. New York: Phelps, 1857

    New York in 1857, with a very early Central Park plan

    $2,000