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  • (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

  • (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

  • (WEST END THEATRE.) Woolley, Kim

    Collection of six original views of “Strand Theatre at Work” signed by the artist. London, 1984

    These delightful views depict scenes at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello Theatre) in London’s West End. They range from views of the boxes and theater-goers to the box office to backstage scenes. The box office advertises the original production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, which ran at the Strand from 1982 to 1985.

    $1,700

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT and SIGMUND FREUD.

    Why War?. Paris: International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation, League of Nations, 1933

    First edition in English, one of 2000 numbered copies. Translated from the German by Stuart Gilbert.

    $1,600

  • Cooper, James Fenimore

    Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston. New York: Charles Wiley, 1825

    First American edition, fine and untrimmed in original boards, of Cooper’s historical novel of the American Revolution. Cooper conceived of Lionel Lincoln as the first in a series of thirteen historical novels—the “Legends of the Thirteen Republics,” as the often-lacking half-titles style it.

    $1,500

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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