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  • (PHILADELPHIA.) REED, JOHN

    An Explanation of the Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed for the Author and sold by Nicholas Brooks, 1774

    FIRST EDITION. This pamphlet was published in conjunction with “Reed’s Plan of First Purchasers,” a large and now rare landownership map, documenting the “First Purchasers” of Pennsylvania. The text includes copies of the original abstracts of communications from William Penn to the “first adventurers and purchasers in Pennsylvania,” abstracts of the charter of the city, reasons why the plan of the city was altered by Benjamin Eastburn, an alphabetical list of the first purchasers, and the courses, distances and dates of surveys of all the lots in the city of Philadelphia. Reed prepared this valuable document to bolster his family’s claims to land in the Philadelphia area.

    $2,800

  • WRIGHT, WILBUR

    “Die wagerecht Lage während des Gleitfluges” in Illustrirte Aëronautische Mittheilungen. Strassburg, July, 1901

    FIRST PRINTING. This paper by Wilbur Wright contains the first publication of a photograph of a Wright aircraft. This article and another also published in July 1901 (in Aeronautical Journal) “constitute the first aeronautical writings of the brothers to appear in print” (Renstrom, Bibliography of the Wright Brothers). The present German publication, however, “has the historical distinction of being the first illustration to appear anywhere in the world of a Wright aircraft” (Gibbs-Smith, Invention of the Aeroplane, p. 306).

    $2,800

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    “Über einen der Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtpunkt” in Annalen der Physik, 4. Folge, 17 Band, No. 6. Leipzig, 1905

    FIRST EDITION. This Nobel prize award winning paper on the photon and the photoelectric effect is one of the three great papers from 1905, Einstein annus mirabilis.

    $2,800

  • (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.

    $2,500

  • (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

  • (IRVING, WASHINGTON)

    Washington Irving. Mr. Bryant’s address on his life and genius. Addresses by Everett, Bancroft, Longfellow, Felton, Aspinwall, King, Francis, Greene. Mr. Allibone’s sketch of his life and works. With eight photographs. New York: Putnam, 1860

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the published to S. Austin Allibone, who contributed the sketch of Irving’s life and works. Allibone ewas a leading American editor, author, and bibliographer who is best known for his Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. Other contributors include Longfellow, Bryant, Everett, and Bancroft.

    $2,500

  • [Immigrants]

    Collection of Jewish organization banking documents from the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. San Francisco, 1893-1895

    These documents illustrate the business ties between the flourishing Irish and Jewish immigrant communities in late nineteenth-century San Francisco. These historic withdrawal notices and communications between the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society and several early Jewish immigrant institutions of San Francisco demonstrate the vitality of the successive waves of immigrant communities and the civic, religious, and economic institutions they established.

    $2,500

  • (WASHINGTON ,GEORGE AND MARTHA.)

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

    $2,200

  • (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

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    Einstein’s first four published papers. Leipzig, Annalen der Physik, Leipzig, 1901-1904

    FIRST EDITIONS of Einstein’s first four published papers.

    $2,200