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  • (ARTILLERY)

    A Compendious Exercise for the Garrison and Field Ordnance, as Practised in the United States. Washington City: Weightman, 1810

    FIRST EDITION of “the first official drill manual for either the American regular or militia artillery” (Graves). This manual constrains detailed instructions on procedures in firing and handling artillery and training soldiers in its use.

    $2,200

  • DARWINISM

    Collection of books from the debates over Darwinism. Various places, 1861-1897

    $2,200

  • (INDIA.) DOW, ALEXANDER, trans. FERISHTA.

    The History of Hindostan; from the earliest account of time, to the death of Akbar. London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1768

    FIRST EDITION of the first English translation of Ferishta’s famous history of India prior to the dominion of the East India Company.

    $2,200

  • (MAGRITTE, RENÉ.) Mesens, E. L. T

    Troisième front poèmes de guerre suivi de pièces detachés. Third front & detached pieces. London Gallery Editions, 1944

    FIRST EDITION. Copy number 18 of 500 signed and numbered by Mesens. Inscribed to René Magritte and his wife: “A Georgette Magritte A René Magritte, l’exemplaire réservé pour lui, sa Femme, Noukels et Barfoot, depuis 1944. E. M.”

    $2,000

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Notes and Fragments: left by Walt Whitman and now edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, one of his literary executors. Printed for Private Distribution Only, 1899

    FIRST EDITION. One of 225 numbered copies signed by Bucke. This work prints an extensive collection of manuscript fragments discovered among Whitman’s papers on his death.

    $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

  • WHEAT, CARL

    Mapping the Transmississippi West 1540-1861. San Francisco: Institute for Historical Cartography, 1957-63

    First edition, one of 1000 sets. Wheat’s massive Mapping of the Trans-Mississippi West is the definitive cartographic history of the American West, from early Spanish explorers through Lewis and Clark and on to the great geological surveys. The finely printed work is filled with hundreds of reproductions of maps and the riveting stories of the events those maps help to document.

    $1,800

  • (MAGRITTE, RENÉ.) [Mesens, E. L. T. and Jacques Brunius

    Idolatry & Confusion. London Gallery Editions, [1944]

    Inscribed to René Magritte: “A René Magritte, ces textes mal informés en 1944, écrit en hâte, mais prophétiques. E. L. T. Mesens.” This scarce English Surrealist tract attacks the so-called resistance poetry of Paul Eluard and Aragon as “conformist.”

    $1,700

  • (Jewish Immigration & Philanthropy)

    Grand Concert in Aid of the Russian Jewish Refugees, Monday Eve’g, March 27, ’82, by the Handel and Haydn Society, in conjunction with Salem Oratorio Society, Lynn Choral Union, Taunton Beethoven Society, A Grand Orchestra…. Boston: Printed By Jewish Watchman Print[ers], 1882

    This is the rare original announcement and program for a major early benefit concert supporting Jewish refugees from Russia. The concert was held at Mechanics Hall in Boston in 1882. The featured conductors are Carl Zerrahn and George Henschel. Henschel had become the first conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra a year earlier. Here he leverages his position to support Jewish refugees.

    $1,600

  • 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