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  • STEIN, AUREL

    The Indo-Iranian borderlands: their prehistory in the light of geography and of recent explorations. The Huxley Memorial Lecture for 1934. London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1934

    First separate edition. This is Stein’s lecture delivered on the occasion of being awarded the Society’s Huxley Medal.

    $1,500

  • 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

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    The Fight Against War. New York: John Day, (c.1933)

    FIRST EDITION.

    This scarce collection of Einstein’s writings on war and peace was published in 1933, the year the Nazis took power in Germany and the year Einstein left Germany for the United States. In his prefatory note, Einstein writes, “Mr. Lief [the editor, Alfred Lief] has taken great trouble in collecting utterances of mine having pacifistic content and he presents them with my authorization. … I consider it my duty to confess my pacific conviction publicly. May the seriousness of my purpose be transferred to you, my readers! A. Einstein.”

    $1,500

  • (WHITMAN, WALT.)

    The Penn Club requests the honour of your company at a reception to be given to Mr. Walt Whitman …. Philadelphia, March 27, [1880]

    This is a rare invitation to an event held in Whitman’s honor at the prestigious private Penn Club in Philadelphia. Whitman, who wore a shabby coat festooned with dozens of pins, did not disappoint the curious.

    $1,500

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Leaves of Grass. Boston: Osgood, 1881-82

    First printing of the 7th edition of Leaves of Grass

    $1,500

  • PINTER, HAROLD

    Typed letter signed to Anthony Peek, manager of the Theatre Royal Haymarket.. London, July 24, 1985

    Harold Pinter complains about policies at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

    $1,250

  • 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

  • Lowell, James Russell

    Autograph Letter Signed With Initials to John Sullivan Dwight. Elmwood, 16 July 1845

    $1,200

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852

    John Greenleaf Whittier’s copy of the first edition, with his ownership signature and bookplate. A fine association between two important figures in 19th-century American literature. The Quaker poet and abolitionist would later be best-remembered for his 1866 work Snow-Bound.

    $1,200

  • GILES, HERBERT

    Chinese Sketches. London: Trubner, 1876

    FIRST EDITION. Sinologist Herbert A. Giles began his distinguished career was a British diplomat in China. There he wrote these literary and historical sketches to show that, contrary to prevailing Western views, “the Chinese are a hardworking, sober, and happy people, occupying an intermediate place between the wealth and culture, the vice and misery of the West.” Giles later became professor of Chinese at Cambridge for thirty-five years.

    $1,200