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  • (DARWIN, CHARLES.) Cameron, Julia Margaret

    Charles Darwin. London, London, [1893]

    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.”

    $1,800

  • (CAPITOL ,WASHINGTON, D.C.)

    United States Capitol. no publisher, c. 1870

    This dramatic photograph of the United States Capitol shows the building in the 1870s, after the completion of the new dome and the extensions.

    $1,800

  • (DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, Chicago, 1968)

    Collection of papers of John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, concerning the convention. Various places, 1968

    The 1968 Democratic National Convention of 1968, held in Chicago, was a landmark event in American political history. John M. Bailey of Connecticut, who had helped to orchestrate Johnson’s landslide victory in 1964, oversaw the contentious presidential campaign of 1968, in which Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and others sought the Democratic nomination. This is a collection of papers to and by longtime Democratic National Committee Chairman John M. Bailey.

    $1,800

  • 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.

    $1,500

  • POE, EDGAR ALLAN

    “The Daguerreotype” in Alexander’s Weekly Messenger. Philadelphia, May 6, 1840

    First printing of this notice on the Daguerreotype. Poe notes of photography, “until the transcript can be produced on paper, its use can never prove detrimental to the interests of the engraver. This is true in part, but then the production of the Daguerreotype effects on paper is likely to be soon accomplished.”

    $1,200

  • (STATUE OF LIBERTY ,Central Park.)

    Liberty’s Torch in Madison Square Park. no publisher, negative ca. 1876, made from a print, late 19th century.

    The torch of the Statue of Liberty was exhibited in Madison Square Park, New York to raise funds for the statue’s completion.  The torch remained in the park from 1876 through 1882.

    $1,200

  • POE, EDGAR ALLAN

    “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains” in Godey’s Lady’s Book. Philadelphia, April 1844

    This contains the first printing of “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains” a tale combining the themes of reincarnation and mesmerism. Quinn wrote of this important tale:  “The realistic treatment of the supernatural was rarely better done by Poe.” This tale is set near the University of Virginia where Poe had been a student in 1826-7.

    $1,200

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Good-Bye My Fancy. 2d Annex to Leaves of Grass. Good-Bye My Fancy. 2d Annex to Leaves of Grass, 1891

    FIRST EDITION. This form of Good-Bye My Fancy is not in Myerson.

    $1,200

  • KEYNES, JOHN MAYNARD

    A Treatise of Money. London: Macmillan, 1930

    FIRST EDITION of “Keynes’s most ambitious and weighty work” (New Palgrave). The ensuing criticism of A Treatise On Money spurred Keynes to create his major theoretical work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, in which he more fully developed concepts he first expressed in A Treatise. “Nevertheless, [A Treatise on Money] was the outstanding performance in its field and day” (Schumpeter).

    $950

  • JAY, JOHN

    The Life of John Jay: with selections from his correspondence and miscellaneous papers. New York: Harper, 1833

    FIRST EDITION. Jay was a member of both Continental Congresses, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, governor of New York, and author of five Federalist Papers. Edited by Jay’s son, this biography is also the first important publication of Jay’s papers. Jay died in 1829.

    $900