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  • (ENGLISH DRAMA)

    OLD PLAYS; being a continuation of Dodsley’s collection, with notes, critical and explanatory. London: Rodwell and Martin, 1816

    Contains the following:  Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus and Lust’s Dominion; John Lyly, Mother Bombie, Endymion, and Midas; Middleton, Women Beware Women, A Trick to Catch the Old One, The Spanish Gypsy, The Changeling, More Dissemblers Besides Women; Dekker, Wonder of a Kingdom, Old Fortunatus; Rowley, A New Wonder, a Woman Never Vext; Webster, Appius and Virginia; Chapman, May Day, Monsieur D’Olive, Bussy D’Ambois; Webster and Rowley, Thracian Wonder; Marston’s Antonio and Mellida, What you Will, and Parasitaster: or, the Fawn; Heywood, The English Traveller, The Royal King and Loyal Subject, A Challenge for Beauty.  According to the title-page, this is a continuation of Dodsley’s Collection of Old Plays (1744).

    $500

  • ORWELL, GEORGE

    Animal Farm. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (c.1946)

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The American edition omits the sub-title “A Fairy Story.” This is the most famous political satire of the 20th century. “Animal Farm, which owes something to Swift and Defoe, is [Orwell’s] masterpiece” (Connolly 93)

    $450

  • (WHITMAN, WALT). TRAUBEL, HORACE

    At the Graveside of Walt Whitman: Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30th and Sprigs of Lilac. Edited by Horace Traubel. [Philadelphia: privately Printed by Horace Traubel], [1892]

    First edition. One of 750 copies. Presentation copy inscribed by Traubel to Matilda H. Morris, with Traubel’s handwritten signed limitation statement. A note initialed by Harrison H. Morris, who later published a book on Whitman, notes without explanation that he has removed the page containing his own sonnet.

    $400

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    “Allgemeinen molekulare Theorie der Wärme” in Annalen der Physik, 4. Folge, Band 14. Leipzig, Annalen der Physik, 1904

    FIRST EDITION of Einstein’s fifth published paper, “On the General Molecular Theory of Heat” (pp. 354-362). Weil 5.

    $400

  • (EINSTEIN, ALBERT). DUKAS, HELEN and BANESH HOFFMANN

    Albert Einstein: the Human Side. Princeton: University Press, 1979

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Einstein’s longtime assistant Helen Dukas: “For Lisa Ben Samuel with kindest regards and Shalom Helen Dukas Princeton N.J. March 1980.”

    $350

  • Thomson, William, Lord Kelvin

    Reports Regarding Sir William Thomson’s Compass and Sounding Machine. Glasgow: University Press [for Thomson], 1877

    An important early offering brochure regarding the sale of the first modern compass and early navigational aids. This is a price list and an extensive collection of reports and testimonial letters from ship captains concerning Thomson’s sounding apparatus (the first to use wire instead of hemp) and compass. “The modern compass dates from 1876, when Sir William Thomson patented his dry-card compass” (Singer, History of Technology V). Thomson was deeply interested in the application of science to industry, and he apparently prepared this rare, ephemeral publication to promote his products, which helped to make him a wealthy man. This brochure includes a detailed price list for Thomson’s navigational instruments.

    $350

  • ROWE, NICHOLAS

    The Works. London: Tonson et al., 1766

    This handsome edition includes The Ambitious Step-Mother, Tamerlane, The Fair Penitent, Ulysses, The Royal Convert, Jane Shore, Jane Gray, and various poems.

    $250

  • (EINSTEIN, ALBERT.) FREUNDLICH, ERWIN

    Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Gravitationstheorie. Mit einem Vorwort von Albert Einstein. Berlin: Springer, 1916

    FIRST EDITION. This work on Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation contains a foreword by Einstein. Freundlich is best known for his attempts to experimentally test the general theory of relativity using astronomical observations based on the gravitational redshift.

    $250

  • (TWAIN, MARK)

    How to Form a Mark Twain Club. [Mayfield, California or Webster Groves, Missouri: Mark Twain Society], no year

    First and only edition. This document provides guidance for forming local Mark Twain clubs from the Mark Twain Society, founded by Cyril Clemens in 1930.

    Scarce: WorldCat locates only the copy at University of Virginia.

    $200

  • OTWAY, THOMAS

    The Works. London, 1768

    $175