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Chiploquorgan; or, Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland
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Chiploquorgan; or, Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland

By Dashwood, Richard Lewes

Dublin: Robert T. White, 1871. First edition. Frontispiece. [viii], 293 pp. Publisher's brick-colored cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. 293 pp.; half-title, frontispiece with tissue guard. Minor wear, Very Good at least, binders ticket to front pastedown ,"Galwey & Co. Bookbinders 22 Eustace Street, Dublin". First edition. Frontispiece. [viii], 293 pp. "Contains many accounts of fishing and in the Nepisiquit, Restigouche and other rivers". Sage p76, Wetzel p128. As an Officer of the 15th Foot Regiment, Dashwood left Cork for St. John, N.B. where he was stationed from 1862 until 1868. He was an enthusiastic sportsman who spent hisleaves hunting; in 1868 he made an expedition to Newfoundland toshoot caribou. The present title combines information on game,hunting equipment, and on methods of hunting with passing commentson the country and a well-told account of his hunting experiences.The main title is the Millicite word for the stick on which thekettle is suspended over the camp fire. "Somehow, even Bermuda is included in this interesting, if rambling book, with much about fishes, even those of Bermuda...Rare" (Bruns). Bruns D14; Sage, p. 76; Westwood & Satchell, p. 76; Wetzel, p. 128; O'Dea. 776; Story p210; Rhodenizer p. 65; Riling 904

$500.00

Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27

By Franklin, Captain John

London: John Murray, 1829. With plates. 24mo. Original green cloth. VG, non-authorial inscription Dec. 5th, 1856. With plates. 24mo. IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 5193; PILLING 1329; TPL 7214; WAGNER-CAMP 23:8

$400.00

La Révolution 1789-1882. Appendices par Emm. de Saint-Albin Victor Pierre et Arthur Loth
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La Révolution 1789-1882. Appendices par Emm. de Saint-Albin Victor Pierre et Arthur Loth

By d'Hericault, Charles

Paris: Dumoulin, 1883. First edition. Illus with 14 Chromolithographs and woodcuts. 445 pp. Folio. Publisher's three quarters red morocco and marbled boards. Very Good. First edition. Illus with 14 Chromolithographs and woodcuts. 445 pp. Folio.

$200.00

Portrait photograph, inscribed and signed as President to Lewis L. Strauss
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Portrait photograph, inscribed and signed as President to Lewis L. Strauss

By Eisenhower, Dwight D.

[N.p., 1954. Black and white portrait photograph of Eisenhower seated at his desk. 1 vols. Signature somewhat faded. Framed. With another photograph of Eisenhower and Strauss. Black and white portrait photograph of Eisenhower seated at his desk. 1 vols. "To the Hon. Lewis L. Strauss, with best wishes and warm regards to a distinguished American - from his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower" Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974) was Herbert Hoover's assistant for two years, 1917 to 1919 and had a successful and distinguished career in business and in the U.S. Navy, where he rose to the rank of Admiral. In 1946, Strauss became an inaugural member of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; Eisenhower appointed him chairman in 1953. "More than any other individual, Lewis Strauss shaped the atomic energy policy of the United States in the years 1953-58. Through the force of his personality, he stamped the history of his time with his values. At the same time, beacuse not everyone shared his beliefs, he provoked intense controversy. President Eisenhower and his close circle of advisors respected and even admired Strauss" (Pfau, 219). Eisenhower awarded Strauss the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 1958. With a color photograph of Eisenhower being briefed by Strauss at the time of the thermonuclear tests at Eniwetok, 1954. Cf. Richard Pfau, No Sacrifice Too Great. The Life of Lewis L. Strauss, Univ. Pr. of Virginia, 1984. Provenance: Lewis L. Strauss; his son, Lewis H. Strauss

$2500.00

Inscribed photograph of Django Reinhardt, with drawing of a guitar
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Inscribed photograph of Django Reinhardt, with drawing of a guitar

By (Django Reinhardt) Renard, Jan

Paris, 1942. Vintage gelatin silver print, photographer's signature stamp in red ink lower right and studio stamp on verso ("Photo-reportages, Jour et Nuit ... 9, rue de Rosny - Montreuil ..."). 9-3/8 x 7-1/16 inches. Light wear to edges. Vintage gelatin silver print, photographer's signature stamp in red ink lower right and studio stamp on verso ("Photo-reportages, Jour et Nuit ... 9, rue de Rosny - Montreuil ..."). 9-3/8 x 7-1/16 inches. A candid inscribed photograph of the Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt in a white suit, smoking a cigarette and sipping a glass of Courvoisier while waiting his turn at billiards, his cue stick partially visible resting against the wall. His damaged and scarred left hand is visible on his lap. Inscribed on Bastille Day with a comparatively lengthy note by the nearly illiterate guitarist, "14 Juillet 1942, à mon tres simpathique [sic] directeur. Django Reinhardt" and embellished with a small drawing of a guitar. The recipient is the impresario Maurice Détaille, who managed Edith Piaf and was director of the A.B.C. Théâtre, Paris. Django performed numerous times at Détaille's club, and at the time of this inscription was engaged to perform from July 3-31. Django received little education as a child and was illiterate into adulthood, signing his early contracts with a cross. His bandmate Stéphane Grappelli worked with Django to teach him to write his name and to form the alphabet in uppercase. Early signatures are little more than a "D" and an "R" followed by a squiggle, but eventually Django learned to write his name in full. "Following his first spelling lessons, Django now began to sound out words and write a purely phonetic French. Stéphane remembered his progress: 'He regularly asked, in odd moments at the theatre, how he should put certain sounds down on paper. Correct spelling did not worry him, but he was interested in being able to write phonetically. "Dis, Grappelly," he would say, "what does so-and-so mean?" "How would you write this down?"' Just as he improvised music, Django was improvising spelling" (Dregni, p. 131). Discounting the lack of accent marks, there is remarkably only one spelling mistake in Django's inscription ("simpathique" for "sympathique"). Given Django's limited written vocabulary and the effort involved in forming each letter or asking for assistance, it is unusual to find an inscription of such length. The photographer, Jan Renard (1913-1942), opened a photography studio in the Paris suburb of Montreuil in May of 1938. He was secretary of the local Communist Party chapter and was arrested in November of 1939 for his political activities. In February of 1942 he moved his studio to Paris (which dates the present photograph between May 1938 and February 1942). Renard was arrested several months later by the Occupation in a roundup of some 1,000 French Communists and deported to Auschwitz where he was killed on September 13, 1942. A remarkable and evocative image of the Gypsy guitarist at leisure, with an unusually long inscription. Provenance: Maurice Détaille (note on verso, "Collection Maurice Detaille"). Dregni, Michael, Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend, p. 131

$17500.00

Typed Letter, signed, ("Harold Macmillan"), to Lewis L. Strauss, 31 October 1957, "largely due to your interest and sympathy, I feel, that the general meeting of minds in Washington took, in the end, such a concrete form of expression"
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Typed Letter, signed, ("Harold Macmillan"), to Lewis L. Strauss, 31 October 1957, "largely due to your interest and sympathy, I feel, that the general meeting of minds in Washington took, in the end, such a concrete form of expression"

By Macmillan, Harold

10 Downing Street, London, 1957. 1 vols. 4to. Framed with a portrait photograph signed on the mount. 1 vols. 4to. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan writes Lewis L. Strauss from Whitehall, "Now that I have returned from the Washington Talks, I fell that I must send you a short personal note. I wonder if you realise that the idea that these talks should be held was really clinched by a conversation we had together with Edwin Plowden in the Cabinet Room at No. 10 Downing Street? ...it was after your encouragement that I wrote to the President ..." The bilateral talks between Prime Minister Macmillan and President Eisenhower led to a joint Declaration of Common Purpose in which both countries pledged to work together to combat the "danger of Communist despotism." "More than any other individual, Lewis Strauss shaped the atomic energy policy of the United States in the years 1953-58. Through the force of his personality, he stamped the history of his time with his values. At the same time, because not everyone shared his beliefs, he provoked intense controversy. President Eisenhower and his close circle of advisors respected and even admired Strauss" (Pfau, 219). Cf. Richard Pfau, No Sacrifice Too Great. The Life of Lewis L. Strauss, Univ. Pr. of Virginia, 1984. Provenance: Lewis L. Strauss; his son, Lewis H. Strauss

$2000.00

A Journey to the South African Gold Fields
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A Journey to the South African Gold Fields

By Bottomley, George

Natal: Natal Printing Company "Herald" Office, Durban, 1870. First edition. With two plates, original photographs, mounted, with printed captions. [ii], 77, [15, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, original wrappers bound in. With the discreet blindstamp of "George Russell Port Natal General Agent" to upper wrapper. Closed tear in one ad leaf, paper flaws to margins of last two ad leaves. Front flyleaf with archival tissue repair at gutter. Bookplate. Very good. Custom morocco backed clamshell box. First edition. With two plates, original photographs, mounted, with printed captions. [ii], 77, [15, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. "Highly interesting and rare pamphlet, containing an account of an expedition to the Tati (Tatin) Goldfields which had lately been discovered by Carl Mauch, and to which a number of parties of gold miners were flocking from different parts of South Africa and Australia" (Mendelssohn). Bottomley travelled via Maritzburg, Harrismith, Potchefstroom and Rustenburg to the valley of the Limpopo and Matabeleland. It was a difficult journey and several of the men suffered illness and died along the way. The party were forced to hunt for provisions and defend themselves. They had several run ins with lions as well as hunting rhinoceros, koodoo (kudu), quagga, elephant, and a chase after ostrich. Of additional interest are the two original photographs not mentioned by Mendelssohn. The first being "The Government Buildings, Durban, Natal." The other: "Burial Place of I. Baker, W. Davis, I. Guthrie and B.S. Hobson, Ingati, Matabele Country." From the library of Edward C. Tabler (1916-1977), engineer with Union Carbide, and author of many books on the history of South Africa and big game hunting. Tabler's papers are at Yale. There are no copies listed on OCLC. COPAC locates just a single copy at the Bodleian which is a photocopy. There is no copy in the South African National Library; Mendelssohn's own collection is held at the South African Parliamentary Library but the library holds no copy of this title. Mendelssohn, vol. 1, p 160. Provenance: Edward C. Tabler (his bookplate, purchase note: Maskew Miller, C. Town, June 20, 1957, 4 gns.)

$9500.00

Typed Letter, signed, ("Winston S. Churchill"), to Lewis L. Strauss, 22 March 1955
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Typed Letter, signed, ("Winston S. Churchill"), to Lewis L. Strauss, 22 March 1955

By Churchill, Winston

10 Downing Street, London, 1955. 8vo. Framed with a portrait photograph, signed on the mount, "Winston S. Churchill, Bermuda 1953" Some light toning. Fine. 8vo. Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, flew to Bermuda in December 1953 with Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles, to meet with Winston Churchill "Strauss' task was to help line up British support for the disarmament proposal ... Strauss patiently reviewed the text, word by word, with Lord Cherwell, the brilliant eccentric whom Prime Minister Churchill trusted fully on scientific questions" (Pfau, 152). The letter, dated 22 March 1955, reads in part "Lord Cherwell has shown me the letter you wrote to him in which you mentioned my speech of March 1 in the House of Commons. It gave me pleasure to know you thought well of it." With a duplicated typescript of Churchill's speech, Sir Winston Churchill in the Defense Debate, from the British Informations Services office (10 pp., old tape ghosts and chipping to margins of first leaf). Cf. Richard Pfau, No Sacrifice Too Great. The Life of Lewis L. Strauss, Univ. Pr. of Virginia, 1984. Provenance: Lewis L. Strauss; his son, Lewis H. Strauss

$10000.00

Poems from the Desert. Verses by Members of the Eighth Army
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Poems from the Desert. Verses by Members of the Eighth Army

By (Gooden, Stephen)

London: George G. Harrap, 1944. One of 110 numbered copies signed by General Montgomery. Engraved frontispiece signed and dated by the artist Stephen Gooden. 1 vols. 8vo. Original navy blue morocco-backed cloth, upper cover with morocco and gilt onlay, t.e.g. Fine copy. One of 110 numbered copies signed by General Montgomery. Engraved frontispiece signed and dated by the artist Stephen Gooden. 1 vols. 8vo. Collection of 27 poems, with a foreword by General Bernard Montgomery, here in the deluxe issue signed by the general. The frontispiece is classic Gooden, finely executed lines and a characteristic mixture of reality and fantasy.

$450.00

Diamonds and Precious Stones  Their History, Value, And Distinguishing Characteristics. With Simple Texts For Their Identification. WITH: The Natural History of Gems or Semi Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1870  WITH The Natural History of Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1885
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Diamonds and Precious Stones Their History, Value, And Distinguishing Characteristics. With Simple Texts For Their Identification. WITH: The Natural History of Gems or Semi Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1870 WITH The Natural History of Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1885

By Emnanuel, Harry

London, 1883. First editions of the first and third titles. Illustrated with Chromolithographic half title, 4 tinted lithographic plates and 1 monochrome lithographic plate, illustrations within the text. 266pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in half tan polished calf, gilt spine stamped in gilt with red and black leather title labels, t.e.g., fine. First editions of the first and third titles. Illustrated with Chromolithographic half title, 4 tinted lithographic plates and 1 monochrome lithographic plate, illustrations within the text. 266pp. 3 vols. 8vo.

$800.00

Banking in China: a Paper read December 12, 1903 before The Round Table, St. Louis
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Banking in China: a Paper read December 12, 1903 before The Round Table, St. Louis

St Louis: The Round Table, 1908. 32 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Grey printed wrappers in good condition, some chipping at corners of spine. Ownership stamp on front cover: Mr. Arthur Gilman, Cambridge Mass. 32 pp. 1 vols. 4to. A history of banking in China, starting with the history of the monetary system in China and its coinage. Wong Kai Kah was the Vice Commissioner to the St. Louis Exposition in 1903, which is presumably the event during which he gave this paper before the Round Table in St. Louis. 1903 was described as the first year China "officially" exhibited at a World's Fair. Wong Kai Kah was also a graduate of Yale University (class of 1883) and a prominent figure in the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Chinese government.

$300.00

The Silences Between (Moeraki Conversations)
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The Silences Between (Moeraki Conversations)

By Hulme, Keri

[Newark, Vermont: The Janus Press, 2016. Number 21 of 25 copies, Signed by Claire Van Vliet. Frontispiece is a Vitreograph of a Moeraki Boulder by Cloaire Van Vliet made at the Littleton Studios and printed intaglio by Judith O'Rourke on Stonehenge Paper. Box is covered in Barcham Green Nefertiti with a moon spine inset being Roryal Watercolour Society Paper. Number 21 of 25 copies, Signed by Claire Van Vliet. Frontispiece is a Vitreograph of a Moeraki Boulder by Cloaire Van Vliet made at the Littleton Studios and printed intaglio by Judith O'Rourke on Stonehenge Paper.

$1800.00

Two Restoration Tracts: the Speeches and Prayers of Some of the Late King's Judges ...; The Speeches Discourses and Prayers .
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Two Restoration Tracts: the Speeches and Prayers of Some of the Late King's Judges ...; The Speeches Discourses and Prayers .

[London], 1662. 1 vols. 4to. Title page of first tract chipped and worn with no loss of text. 1 vols. 4to. English Restoration Trial Speeches. The two tracts contained in this sammelbande are: 1. The Speeches and Prayers of Some of the late King's Judges, viz. Major General Harison, Octob. 13, Mr. John Carew, Octob. 15, Mr. Justice Cooke, Mr. Hugh Peters, Octob. 16, Mr. Tho. Scott, Mr. Gregory Clement, Col. Adrian Scroop, Col. John Jones, Octob. 17, Col. Daniel Axtell, & Col. Fran. Hacker, Oct. 19 1660. The times of their Death. Together with Severall occasionall Speeches and Passages in their Imprisonment till they came to the place of Execution 2. The speeches, discourses, and prayers, of Col. John Barkstead, Col. John Okey, and Mr. Miles Corbet; upon the 19th of April, being the day of their suffering at Tyburn. Together with an account of the occasion and manner of their taking in Holland: as also of their several occasional speeches, discourses, and letters, both before, and in the time of their late imprisonment. Faithfully and impartially collected, for a general satisfaction. ESTC R203596, R175500

$300.00

Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues
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Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues

By [Prévost d'Exiles, Antoine-François (1697-1763)]

Paris: Chez Didot, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, à la Bible d'or, 1752. VOLUME IX. 8 (6 folding) maps, 18 plates. [viii], [1]-646, [1]pp. Printed by Claude Simon, Père. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, edges red. VOLUME IX. 8 (6 folding) maps, 18 plates. [viii], [1]-646, [1]pp. Printed by Claude Simon, Père. 1 vols. 4to. Bellin maps include: Tonkin River , Louvo (Thailand), Carte du Cours du Menam depuis Siam, Plan de la Ville de Siam, Carte de L'Isle de Sumatra, Plan de Pondichery, Cartes des Royaumes de Siam. Sabin, 65402; Brunet, IV, 868; Hill 1391

$500.00

Alexandria: A History and a Guide
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Alexandria: A History and a Guide

By Forster, E. M.

Alexandria: Whitehead Morris, 1938. Second edition, published under the auspicies of Royal Archaeological Society of Alexandria. Folding map. xii, 228pp. 8vo. Original publisher's orange. Bookplate of Kenneth Stuart Bailey with signature on ffep dated Cairo, 1942. In cloth open-faced slipcase. Near fine. Second edition, published under the auspicies of Royal Archaeological Society of Alexandria. Folding map. xii, 228pp. 8vo. With ALS. Includes autograph letter, signed, addressed to Kenneth Bailey - mentioning Lord Nelson, Charlotte Yonge and George Washington and remarking on how difficult it is to get a copy of this book. With a photograph of the author laid in.

$1750.00

Poems
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Poems

By Brooke, Rupert

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, 1911. First edition. viii, 87, [1] pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, paper spine label (slightly faded), else fine. Housed in custom quarter blue morocco slipcase with matching chemise. First edition. viii, 87, [1] pp. 8vo. Poems was Brooke's first collection; his previous poetry having been written for school competitions and printed solely for private distribution. Brooke developed a fatal case of blood poisoning from an insect bite while anchored off Skyros; he died on 23 April 1915 aboard a hospital ship, just two days before the Allies launched their ill-fated invasion of Gallipoli. The poet's second book, 1914 and Other Poems, whose war sonnets Churchill described as "incomparable", was published posthumously. Keynes 5

$1250.00

De Militia Romana Libri Quinque, Commentarius ad Polybium. E parte primâ Historiacae Facis [And:] Analecta sive Observationes Reliquae ad Militiam et Hosce Libros
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De Militia Romana Libri Quinque, Commentarius ad Polybium. E parte primâ Historiacae Facis [And:] Analecta sive Observationes Reliquae ad Militiam et Hosce Libros

By Lipsius, Iustus

Antwerp: Plantin/Moretus, 1596. First Plantin edition. Folding engraved plate at o1 (p. 288), printer's device to title page repeated at sectional title for book V and for Analecta, larger device to terminal leaf of Book V, numerous engraved illustrations in text, decorative initials in text, tailpieces at end of Book V and Analecta. Collation: *,**4, A-Z,a-r4,s6; Aa-Zz, AA-NN4, OO6. Note: s6 is a blank leaf. Pp. [16], 330, [2, blank]; 292, [2, errata], [4, approbatio &c.], [1, colophon (verso blank)]. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum, edges blue. Lower pastedown from printed waste. Armorial bookplate of Don Mario Ponce de Leon. Some toning to text block, some light marginal dampstaining. Very good plus, handsome copy. First Plantin edition. Folding engraved plate at o1 (p. 288), printer's device to title page repeated at sectional title for book V and for Analecta, larger device to terminal leaf of Book V, numerous engraved illustrations in text, decorative initials in text, tailpieces at end of Book V and Analecta. Collation: *,**4, A-Z,a-r4,s6; Aa-Zz, AA-NN4, OO6. Note: s6 is a blank leaf. Pp. [16], 330, [2, blank]; 292, [2, errata], [4, approbatio &c.], [1, colophon (verso blank)]. 1 vols. 4to. Attractive copy of the first Plantin edition of Lipsius, finely illustrated, printed by Plantin/Moretus. Adams L781; Cockle 620 (describing 1614 ed.)

$1500.00

The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army
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The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army

By Gorgas, Josiah

Richmond: West and Johnston, 1863. First edition. "Adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance Manual of the United States service of 1861. ... It may be added that the labor of Ordnance officers has contributed to this new edition" - from the Preface. With 33 plates. 546 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary leather, upper cover tooled in gilt for General William Preston. Rebacked in period style, endsheets renewed, preserving ticket of Transylvania P. & P. Co., Printers & Binders, Lexington Ky. Bookplate of F.P. Williamson. Some minor soiling to text. Very good. First edition. "Adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance Manual of the United States service of 1861. ... It may be added that the labor of Ordnance officers has contributed to this new edition" - from the Preface. With 33 plates. 546 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Substantial military manual, covering all aspects of ordnance, from artillery and trasport to small arms and gunpowder. With distinguished provenance from Confederate General and Ambassador William Preston. Kentucky-born William Preston (1816-1887) studied at Yale and Harvard law school, and led a regiment of Kentucky volunteers in the Mexican American war. He was a one-term U.S. Congressman and was named Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain by Buchanan in 1858. In 1861 he resigned his post and returned to the U.S. He was from a prominent Kentucky family with close ties to many Confederate officials and officers. He help organize the Confederate state government of Kentucky (which fell in December 1861). Preston joined the C.S. Army and rose to the rank of major general. In 1864, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the Confederacy to Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico. After the Civil War, he served two terms in the Kentucky state legislature. Parrish & Willingham 2491

$3500.00

[Opera] Cornelius Tacitus exacta cura recognitus et emendatus: copiosus index rerum, locorum, et personarum, de quibus in his libris agitur; vario lectio, in calce operis impressa
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[Opera] Cornelius Tacitus exacta cura recognitus et emendatus: copiosus index rerum, locorum, et personarum, de quibus in his libris agitur; vario lectio, in calce operis impressa

By Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

[Colophon:] Venetiis: in Aedibus Haeredum Aldi Manutii Romani, et Andreae Asulani Soceri, 1534. First Aldine edition. *8 **4 a-h8 i4 k8 L-M8 n-z8 A-K8; [12], 260 leaves. Aldine device on title and on verso of colophon leaf. 1 vols. 4to (in eights) (7-1/8 x 4-3/4). Old calf, edges red. Title soiled, textblock somewhat trimmed (running head shaved in two leaves of Index), loss of top corner of last four leaves costing foliation, small paper flaw below date of colophon (no loss). Occasional faint traces of underlining. Joints cracked, shellacked. Yale bookplate with duplicate release note on lower pastedown (otherwise unmarked). Good copy of a rare book. First Aldine edition. *8 **4 a-h8 i4 k8 L-M8 n-z8 A-K8; [12], 260 leaves. Aldine device on title and on verso of colophon leaf. 1 vols. 4to (in eights) (7-1/8 x 4-3/4). The Rare Aldine Tacitus. The sole Aldine edition of the works of Tacitus. With its revisions and corrections, this edition marks a substantial improvement on preceding editions such as Froben's 1533 edition, which was derived from Beatus Rhenanus' edition of 1515. The first work, which makes up the bulk of this volume, is Tacitus' Annals, a history of the Roman Empire that runs from the reign of the Emperor Tiberius (son and heir to Augustus) through Emperor Nero. The Annals are widely considered Tacitus' finest work and are one of the earliest Roman historical sources to mention Christ, in this case in the context of Nero's persecution of Christians. This first Aldine edition also includes several other texts. The first is the "De Moribus et Populis Germaniae", more commonly called the Germania, an ethnographic description of the customs and peoples of the Germanic tribes to the north of the Roman Empire's borders. The third text in this volume is the Dialogus de oratoriubs, a text on the art of rhetoric in the tradition of Ciceronean speeches. The fourth text included, the Agricola, is a biography of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Tacitus' father-in-law. The Agricola includes a brief and very early ethnography of Britain. The volume concludes with two commentaries on Tacitus, including one by Andrea Alciato, an early Milanese civil lawyer and legal humanist contemporary with the heirs of Aldus Manutius. Renouard, pp. 112-113 ("très recherché et de très haut prix"); Adams T25; Ahmanson-Murphy 239

$3000.00

A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF USING ATOMIC ENERGY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1940 - 1945
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A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF USING ATOMIC ENERGY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1940 - 1945

By Smyth, H.D.

[Washington, D.C.]: [Government Printing Office], 1945. With graphs and tables. [198 pp]. Lithoprint. 10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Original cream textured stapled wrappers. "Release for Publication on" lithographed on upper wrapper. Light spotting to wrappers. In quarter black morocco clamshell case with gilt lettering to spine. With graphs and tables. [198 pp]. Lithoprint. 10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Rare 1945 lithoprint. Published only days after American attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this report is a "remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed but internationally recruited team of physicists... which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb." (PMM) Henry DeWolf Smyth, a consultant on the Manhattan Project who also served as the chairman of Princeton University's Department of Physics, composed this first official record of the creation of the atom bomb with the intention of educating the American public about the unprecedented scientific and technological advances that the Manhattan Project scientists had achieved since 1940. "The ultimate responsibility for our nation's policy rests on its citizens," he writes in the report's preface, "and they can discharge such responsibilities wisely only if they are informed." The report was necessarily limited in scope due to the classified nature of many of the details of the atomic bomb's ultimate design. It therefore focuses primarily on basic problems of nuclear physics, which nevertheless were remarkable enough to the general public at the time of publication to render the Smyth Report a bestseller: It sold almost 127,000 copies in its first eight printings, and remained on the New York Times bestseller list from mid-October 1945 to late-January 1946. The report also provided information about the development of the atomic bomb project, including some details about the then-secret laboratories and production sites at Los Alamos, New Mexico; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Hanford, Washington. This copy of the report is the pre-publication issue released to the press on August 12, 1945. It was printed on mimeograph machines in the offices of the War Department. The report was first published by the War Department, and later by Princeton University Press when demand surpassed the Department's printing capacity. This pre-publication issue differs in certain small ways from Princeton's final version. Most notably, a sentence alluding to a "poisoning" effect in the production reactors was removed for security reasons; ironically, this may only have emphasized its potential interest to Soviet scientists. Printing and the Mind of Man 422e; Norman 1962; Coleman 37; Laudamus 0425

$3750.00

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