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  • BURTON ,RICHARD F.

    Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpoool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863

    First edition. This is Burton’s first book on his years in West Africa including detailed accounts of his amazing adventures inland.

    $4,700

  • MEIR, GOLDA

    Typed letter signed “Golda Meirson” to Abba Kovner. Jerusalem: Ministry of Labour, November 21, 1954

    Golda Meir, a founder of the modern state of Israel, writes to Abba Kovner, who led the Vilna Ghetto Uprising and later became one of Israel’s leading poets.

    $4,500

  • St. Peter's ,Rome

    View of Rome from the Tiber River with Castel Sant’Angelo and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Rome, ca. 1870

    A fine 19th century photograph of landmarks of Rome.

    $4,500

  • LAO-TZU

    Lao Tseu Tao Te King. Le Livre de la Voie et de la Vertu . . . traduit en Francais… par Stanislaus Julien. Paris: l’Imprimerie Royale, 1842

    FIRST EDITION of the complete Tao Te Ching to be published in a Western language.

    $4,500

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    A Collection Of Books On Einstein from the library of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. Various publishers, 1954 and later

    Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians (1876-1965) was a patron of the arts and sciences and a friend to a number of leading scientists. During the Second world War she used her connections in Germany to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation by the Nazis. Her decades-long friendship with Einstein is well-known.

    the collection: $1,800

  • VOYNICH, WILFRID

    Long run of Voynich rare book catalogues dating to the founding of the firm. London: Voynich, 1898-c.1914

    This is an excellent run of the atalogurs of Wilfrid Voynich, one of the leading rare book dealers of the first part of the 20th century.

    $1,200

  • (FAMOUS LIBRARIES)

    Sale Catalogues of Libraries of Eminent Persons. Ed. A. L. N. Munby. London: Mansell, 1971-1975

    FIRST EDITION. It is hard to find a complete set in nice jackets.

    $500

  • LOEWENTHEIL, JACOB

    The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016

    First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).

    $165