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  • Lowell, James Russell

    Autograph manuscript “On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners.”. No Place, ca. 1869



    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. With the precedent Passages, and Actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclusion thereof by the King’s blessed Restoration. Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1702-1704

    FIRST EDITION. A magnificent set of Clarendon’s History of the Rebellion, “the most valuable of all the contemporary accounts of the Civil Wars. … His characters are not simply bundles of characteristics, but consistent and full of life, sketched sometimes with affection, sometimes with light humor” (DNB).


  • (U.S. CAPITOL.) John Wood

    Marble column being carried on a cart to the Capitol. Washington, 1860

    This rare salt print shows a colossal marble column being carried to the Capitol during its construction. The enormous cart is being drawn by team of twelve or more horses.



    The Historie of Twelve Caesars … newly translated into English, by Philemon Holland. London: Matthew Lowne, 1606

    First edition in English of Suetonius’ dramatic biographies of the first “Twelve Caesars,” translated by Philemon Holland. This entertaining work is a principal source for one of the most eventful and scandalous periods in ancient history. Suetonius is the first biographer in Latin whose works have come down to us.



    Autograph manuscript signed “Walt Whitman on the Poets.”. No place, [1885]

    In this fascinating manuscript Whitman provides a newspaper with an article defending himself against attacks that he did not respect the great American poets of the day.


  • (HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL.) Pulsifer, David

    Inscriptions from the Burying-Grounds in Salem, Massachusetts. Boston: James Loring, 1837


  • IRENAEUS, SAINT (Bishop of Lyon)

    Opus eruditissimum Divi Irenaei …. Basel: Froben, 1526

    FIRST EDITION of the works of Irenaeus, “the father of Christian theology,” as he is widely known.



    Autograph note signed. No place, no date c. 1950

    Einstein writes in German, “This for the unlikely event that you would need it as much as I. With warm regards to all of you Your A. Einstein” (“Dies für den unwahrscheinlichen Fall, dass Sie es ebenso notwendig hätten als ich. Mit herzlichen Grüßen an Sie alle / Ihr A. Einstein”).

    on hold: $7,500

  • (WHITMAN, WALT.) Napoleon Sarony

    Bust portrait of Whitman wearing a hat. New York, 1878

    Boldly signed and dated 1879 by Whitman. Whitman observed of this delightful portrait, “It is one of my good-humored pictures. … This is strong enough to be right and gentle enough to be right, too: I like to be both: I wouldn’t like people to say ‘he is a giant’ and then forget I know how to love.”



    The Vermont State House. Vermont, [c. 1859]

    A fine salt print of the Vermont State House.