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  • 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

  • (CONSTITUTION)

    The Constitution of the United States of America … 6th ed. Philadelphia, 1853

    This lovely volume contains essential documents of American history including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of independence, the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents, and much more.

    $950

  • DAVIS, JOHN FRANCIS

    Chinese Novels, Translated from the Originals; to which are added Proverbs and Moral Maxims. London: John Murray, 1822

    FIRST EDITION. This volume contains introductory “Observations on the Language and Literature of China” followed by “The Shadow in the Water,” “The Twin Sisters,” “The Three Dedicated Chambers,” and a selection of Chinese proverbs.

    $900

  • 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

  • JONSON, BEN

    The Works. With Notes Critical and Explanatory and a Biographical Memoir by W. Gifford Esq. With Introduction and Appendices by Lieut.-Col. F. Cunningham. London: Bickers, 1875

    Gifford’s edition of Jonson’s works played an important role in the Jonson revival.

    $900

  • JONSON, BEN

    The Works. With Notes Critical and Explanatory and a Biographical Memoir by W. Gifford Esq. London: for Nicol et al, 1816

    Gifford’s edition of Jonson’s works played an important role in the Jonson revival.

    $900

  • (BOOK AUCTIONS) (DENT, JOHN.) (WILLIAMS, THEODORE)

    Two book auction catalogues: (DENT, JOHN.) Catalogue of the Splendid, Curious, and Extensive Library of the Late John Dent, Esq. … sold by auction by Mr. Evans (1827). [bound with] (WILLIAMS, THEODORE.) A Catalogue of the Splendid and Valuable Library of the Rev. Theodore Williams … sold by auction, by Messrs. Stewart, Wheatley, and Adlard (1827). London: Evans [and Stewart, Wheatley, and Adlard], 1827

    These catalogues from the golden age of English book collecting are filled with landmark early printed books, books printed on vellum, illuminated manuscripts, and more. The Dent library contained “numerous volumes of the greatest beauty, several illuminated manuscripts, … other books printed on vellum” (De Ricci, English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts). Both auction catalogues are fully priced in manuscript with prices realized and buyer names.

    $900

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Poems … selected and edited by William Michael Rossetti. London: John Camden Hotten, 1868

    FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Whitman’s poems.

    $850

  • POE, EDGAR ALLAN

    “William Wilson” in The Gift for 1840. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1840 [1839]

    FIRST EDITION. Contains the first printing of “William Wilson.”  This allegorical tale of the soul’s encounter with the spectre conscience is deeply autobiographical. William Wilson shares Poe’s birthday, and the setting for the story recalls elements from Poe’s childhood school days in England as well as his university days at Charlottesville. This autobiographical tale of doubleness, which Robertson describes as “in my opinion the most profound expression of psychological introspection ever formulated,” holds important clues to Poe’s development as a child and young man.

    $800

  • (WHITMAN, WALT.) Hartmann, Sadakichi

    Conversations with Walt Whitman. Written in 1894. New York: Coby, 1895

    FIRST EDITION. After reading Leaves of Grass, 17-year-old Sadakichi Hartmann sought out and befriended Walt Whitman, who became a mentor. This volume recounts their conversations. The poet declared, “I have more hopes of him, more faith in him than any of the boys.”

    $800