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The Young Sportman's [sic] Instructor in Angling, Fowling, Hawking, Hunting, Ordering Singing Birds, Hawks, Poultry, Coneys, Hares and Dogs and how to Cure them. By G.M.

By [Markham, Gervase]

[London]: sold at the Gold Ring in Little Britain, Price 6 d., 1706. First edition. Woodcut frontispiece of an angler with fish on the line. [iv], 140 pp. 1 vols. 48mo. Later 18th-century red straight-grain morocco, flat spine lettered in gilt, gilt rules, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Extremities a little worn, a very good copy. First edition. Woodcut frontispiece of an angler with fish on the line. [iv], 140 pp. 1 vols. 48mo. An Outstanding Angling Miniature. A superb copy of this rare miniature angling work. "Exceedingly rare but not unique as stated in the sale catalogue of the Huth Library" (Schwerdt). Although the work is undated, ESTC and bibliographies usually date it to [1705?], but on page 31 is a reference to "a Curious book, lately printed, The Angler's Sure Guide" (published in 1706). First edition thus, a compendium consisting of extracts from the section on angling in The Pleasures of Princes, from Hungers Prevention (on "low-belling" and other methods of bird-catching), Country Contentments (on hunting, coursing, dogs) and Markhams Method (poultry, etc.) The publisher was George Conyers, one of the most prominent chapbook publishers of the period. This first edition is rare, with no copy in the British Library. ESTC locates one copy only in the UK, at the Bodleian, and four in North America: Harvard, Houghton Library; Princeton; Yale University Center for British Art; and Beinecke. The second edition (of 1712?) is almost equally rare. A manuscript note on the front free endpaper verso gives the ownership as E. A. Hunter, 13 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, noting its gift to him by Coleman in 1874. The receipt, Edmund Arthur Hunter (1866-1937), was eight years old at the time; his father was a wine merchant. The note claims that "This book originally belonged to Lord Byron's grandson, by whom it was given to Rushbrook, who gave it to Coleman." If this story is true, the most likely candidate for first owner in this chain of provenance is Ralph Gordon King Noel Milbanke, 2nd Earl of Lovelace (1839-1906). ESTC N14392. Westwood & Satchell, p.146-7; Schwerdt II, 13; Poynter *1.1. Huth sale (4 Jul. 1916, lot 4717, Schwerdt sale (2 Mar. 1946), lot 1739, Thompson sale, (14 Oct. 1968), lot 115; Schiff sale (11 Dec. 1990), lot 216; Simpson sale (15 Feb. 2005), lot 404. For Lambert, cf. N.Y.A.M.Bulletin, 18:4, April 1942, pp. 293-296

$25000.00

Portrait photograph of Chester Himes

By Van Vechten, Carl

[New York, 1946. 1 vols. 7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. Fine. Photographer's blind stamp lower right, ink stamp and docket on verso. 1 vols. 7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. Novelist Chester Himes (1909-1984) had recently moved back east to New York City from California. He worked in a variety of menial jobs and worked on The Third Generation (1954) "the most explicitly autobiographical of his novels" (ANB).

$850.00

Hunting in Florida in 1874. [Cover title.] [At head of title:] With the Compliments of J. W. P. Jenks

By (Florida) Jenks, John Whipple Potter

[Providence, R.I., 1884. First edition. Folding map of the Everglades. 70 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Light wear at foot of spine. Fine. Bookplate. First edition. Folding map of the Everglades. 70 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Streeter: "Jenks contibuted much by his hunting expeditions to contemporary knowledge of the Everglades' geography and inhabitants." Uncommon. Phillips p. 200 (gives wrapper title as "A narrative of a trip to the Everglades."); Howes J97; Eberstadt 128:250, 134:269; Streeter sale 4104 where it brought $175.00 (bought of Eberstadt, 1944); Clark, New South 1:111A "An excellent account of hunting experiences and exploration"; Heller 2:848

$2750.00

Camping as a Recreation [Cover title]
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Camping as a Recreation [Cover title]

By Atlee, Joshua W.

N.p., 1913. First edition, one of just a few copies prepared. 20 photographic plates. [4], 131 leaves of mimeographed typescript text, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo. Dark green pebbled morocco and limp boards, titled on upper board, all edges gilt. Spine toned to brown. Fine. Green morocco backed slipcase and cloth chemise. First edition, one of just a few copies prepared. 20 photographic plates. [4], 131 leaves of mimeographed typescript text, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE PRIVATELY ISSUED MEMOIR of hunting and fishing in Maine and New Brunswick, apparently one of only a few copies printed for friends. The work is divided into three chapters - Fishing at Camp Caribou 1909; Hunting at Camp Caribou 1910; & Hunting the Moose 1911. The photographs include scenes of travel and camp life, deer hunting and trout fishing, cabin interiors, and a moose hunt. Camp Caribou was the principal lodge of the Parmachenee Club. Inscribed "For Hugh McIlvain, with best wishes for a happy birthday from his Nephew, Joshua W. Atlee, June 7, 1913" and also signed beneath the preface. Heller 2:942

$3750.00

Illustrated Japanese manuscript book of hunting and shooting scenes

By (Hunting)

[Japan], 1611. Comprising 42 finely painted panels on high quality paper, all bordered in gold, accordion folds, measuring 21,510 x 245 mm in length. Oblong 8vo. Original decorated gilt stiff wrappers, label on inside of front cover with a note in an early hand stating "Inatomi Family." Fine. In a wooden box. Comprising 42 finely painted panels on high quality paper, all bordered in gold, accordion folds, measuring 21,510 x 245 mm in length. Oblong 8vo. The Inatomi school of gun manufacturers and gunnery, founded in the late 16th century following the introduction of firearms in the middle of the century, was one of the important gunmakers in early Japan. This manuscript was prepared for hunters of the samurai class. The illustrations depict a variety of game, including deer, boar, and birds (water fowl, falcons, hawks, pheasants, and cranes), fish, and dogs, as well as samurai hunters and landscapes, etc., all beautifully illustrated by a highly accomplished artist trained in the Chinese style. The scenes are rendered in vivid color, with red dots on the animals' bodies marking the best targets. Two of the scenes depict insects, suggesting highly accurate marksmanship. Two mountain landscapes with trees and clouds, and targets at the pinnacle and lower down, are perhaps to be interpreted metaphorically. There are four scenes of hunters, in full samurai costume, wielding bows and arrows or spears; one shows a hunter mounted on horseback. Also displayed are vividly designed targets for shooting practice. A superb, finely executed manuscript on hunting from the earliest years of firearms in Japan.

$100000.00

Papers of Theophilus Parsons, Sr. and Jr and their descendants
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Papers of Theophilus Parsons, Sr. and Jr and their descendants

By (Parsons, Theophilus) Parsons, Theophilus, Sr. and Jr.

various sizes. 103 ALSs, 7 signatures, and 5 printed books or pamphlets. various sizes. Archive of a founding Massachusetts statesman. Archive of manuscripts, correspondence, and other material by and related to Theophilus Parsons, Sr. (1750-1813), the leading 18th century Massachusetts lawyer and Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, including material relating to several descendants of note, including his son Theophilus Parsons, Jr.; his daughter ELIZABETH PARSONS, Civil War nurse and author of an important memoir of the role of women in that conflict; and GEORGE BARRELL EMERSON, pioneer of women's education. Among the papers are found Autograh letters signed of JOHN ADAMS, RALPH WALDO EMERSON, GEORGE BANCROFT, WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING, RICHARD HENRY DANA, ASA GRAY, FRANCIS PARKMAN, GEORGE TICKNOR, AND CHARLES SUMNER. Parsons, Sr. is perhaps best known as the author of the Essex Report, which outlined many of the principles for a republican form of government. A Federalist, Parsons was the principal author of the plan which John Adams adopted for the Massachusetts state constitution, and he contributed significantly to the ratification of the federal constitution. Among the 80 pages of manuscript material by Parsons, Sr. is his "Charge to the Grand Jury," [1806], 18 pp, which comprises an important record of his views on the Constitution and on the practice of law; 103 ALSs, 7 signatures, and 5 printed books or pamphlets, comprising: Theophilus Parsons, Sr.: 8 manuscripts, 80 pages; 12 letters to Parsons, Sr., 24 pages Theophilus Parsons, Jr.: 37 letters to Parsons, Jr., 58 pages Books and pamphlets by or relating to the Parsons family:  5 Florence Nightingale:  One ALS and two printed items George Emerson, letters to:  17; 31 pages Other correspondence:  28; 55 pages Signatures:  7 .

$125000.00

[Notes on Artillery]

By Pasley, George Malcolm

[Addiscombe, Surrey, 1848. Unpublished. Ink on paper in a fine legible hand, with 30 accomplished manuscript drawings, some folding, some with skilful part coloring, with charts (two folding) and other drawings in text. 352 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Recent red half morocco, t.e.g. Unpublished. Ink on paper in a fine legible hand, with 30 accomplished manuscript drawings, some folding, some with skilful part coloring, with charts (two folding) and other drawings in text. 352 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Superbly Illustrated Victorian Artillery Textbook. With chapters on artillery, practice with live shells, mortar practice, notes on the foundry, boring, and carriage departments, and extensive chapters on gunpowder and laboratory work. Composition is after October 1848 based on the dates of ricochet and mortar practice in the marshes on some charts. The name on the title page identifies the scribe as G. M. Pasley, youngest son of military engineer and artillery pioneer Sir Charles William Pasley (1780-1861), long a director of the Royal Engineers college at Chatham, and from 1846 to 1855 associated with Addiscombe College in Surrey. George Malcom Pasley (b. 1832), aged seven and a half, fired the first submarine charge by electricity in September 1839, for the demolition of the wreck of the Royal George (undertaken by his father); he was a visitor at the East India Company military seminary at Addiscombe in 1845, a gentleman cadet in 1847 and gained a commission with the Royal Artillery in 1849. Pasley served as aide de camp to Maj. Gen. Michel, Chief of Staff of the British Army's Turkish contingent during the Crimean War; by the 1860s, Pasley is recorded as a retired captain on half pay. Though student manuscripts are often encountered, the present example is altogether different. Remarkable for its comprehensive treatment of the current state of artillery in the mid-Victorian era, it is a finely executed summation with illustrations of superior quality, and with an intriguing connection to one of the leading military engineers of the era.

$5000.00

Manuscript indenture from 1670
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Manuscript indenture from 1670

England, 1670. 315x365 cm. Ink on parchment. Single leaf of parchment, folded up at bottom edge, bisected with loss of text (contemporary cut), pricking holes along left margin, and a scalloped top edge. Verso faded and tanned with age, with three signatures of witnesses on verso after an attestation of witness in a contemporary hand. 315x365 cm. Ink on parchment. This indenture between Thomas Dillon of Stow on the Wold and a party whose name is cut off concerns the transfer of some possession for which the consent of John Dillon (Thomas's heir) was required. The considerable loss of text due to the contemporary practice of bisecting legal documents makes deciphering the full particulars of this document a challenge but the hand is clear and the document is in English. Stow on the Wold is a market town in Gloucestershire. Several other parties or witnesses are mentioned, including William Sole, John Goff, John Wilson, and Thomas Wilson, among others.

$400.00

Howards End
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Howards End

By Forster, E. M.

London: Edward Arnold, 1910. First edition. 343, [1, blank], [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original burgundy cloth. Rebacked, spine laid down (loss at head costing HOW in titling). Good plus. First edition. 343, [1, blank], [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Forster's masterpiece, exhorting readers to "Only connect!" Later adapted by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory into an acclaimed film starring Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins, this melancholy parable of gender and class in Edwardian England still resonates today. Kirkpatrick A4a

$750.00

Tennis Cuts and Quips in Prose and Verse, with rules and wrinkles

By Marshall, Julian, Editor

London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Presse, & C. Simpkins, Marshall & Co; Hamilton, Adams & Co, 1884. First edition. With Illustrations. 293, [6, ads]pp. Printed by Field & Tuer. 1 vols. Oblong 12mo. Original red cloth, stamped in black. Good copy. First edition. With Illustrations. 293, [6, ads]pp. Printed by Field & Tuer. 1 vols. Oblong 12mo. Whitman p. 217. Provenance: Distaff inheritance of the Library of William J. Clothier II (1915-2002), American tennis star, international spy

$1000.00

Life on the Lakes: Being Tales and Sketches Collected Duing a Trip to the Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior
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Life on the Lakes: Being Tales and Sketches Collected Duing a Trip to the Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior

By [Gilman, Chandler Robbins]

New York: George Dearborn, 1836. Lithographic frontispieces. 270; 275 pp. Printed by Satcherd and Adams, Gold Street. 2 vols. 8vo. Original brown diced cloth. Some spotting to edges and first and last leaves, minor small losse to heads of spines. Nice set. Lithographic frontispieces. 270; 275 pp. Printed by Satcherd and Adams, Gold Street. 2 vols. 8vo. Narrative describing a trip to Ohio and Michigan and return via Chicago. Sabin 57814; Howes G185, "aa"; Buck 287; Rusk Literature of the Middle Western Frontier

$750.00

Puzzle. Including: "Premier Essai des Ballons", "Premier Ballon à Gaz Hydrogéne" & "Ascension de Mr. Poitevin", handcolored three jigsaw puzzles

Paris: Billard, editeur, 1845. Lith. H. Jannin 4, rue P. Sarrazin, Paris. 1 vols. 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 1 inches (Box). In original handcolored box, with image entitled "Premiere Ascension en Ballon" signed G. Donjean lower right. Some repair to box, else fine. Lith. H. Jannin 4, rue P. Sarrazin, Paris. 1 vols. 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 1 inches (Box).

$3000.00

Some Aeronautical Experiments

By Wright, Wilbur

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1903. With 4 photographic plates on 2 sheets. [2], 133-148. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Some minor splitting at head and tail of spine, overall near fine. Housed in cloth chemise and slipcase. With 4 photographic plates on 2 sheets. [2], 133-148. 8vo. The Smithsonian issue of Wright's seminal report on he and his brother's glider experiments at Kitty Hawk which would lead directly to the first flights of 1903. The report was originally published in the Journal of Western Society of Engineers for December, 1901; Wright revised the report for inclusion in the Smithsonian Report for 1902, of which the present is an offprint issued in wrappers with a separate title page. Includes four plates featuring eight photographs of gliders in action.

$3000.00

Six Years in Seychelles, with Photographs from Original Drawings
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Six Years in Seychelles, with Photographs from Original Drawings

By (Seychelles) Estridge, Henry Watley

[London: Privately printed], 1885. With 30 mounted photographs, folding map. [iv], 59 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Original brown cross-grained morocco, titled in gilt, a.e.g. Rebacked. Fine. With 30 mounted photographs, folding map. [iv], 59 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Substantial and authoritative account of the Seychelles Archipelago, with original photographic plates recording drawings of botanical and zoological subjects, as well as views of the islands. The narrator describes climbing the Morne Seychellois, the principal mountain of the main island (2,975 feet). Uncommon. OCLC: 4852483. Provenance: A. Hoad (signature); F. Brooke-Hitching (initials), sold at Sotheby's 30 Sept. 2014, lot 452

$5500.00

Photograph of Orville Wright with Major Albert B. Lambert seated in the Wright Flyer, 1910, signed by Orville Wright at the right area of the image

By (Aviation) Wright, Orville

n.p., 1910. 4.75 x 7 inches. Some marginal creasing, very good. Together with: Photograph of the 1910 Model B Flyer engine and radiator (4.75 x 7 inches). 4.75 x 7 inches. Signed by Orville Wright. Signed by Orville Wright at the right of the image. Albert Bond Lambert was the son of a pharmaceutical magnate and an early St. Louis flight enthusiast; he purchased a flyer from the Wright brothers in 1909, and took flight lessons from Orville Wright. Here the two men are pictured before take off in the Wright 1910 Model B Flyer. The years 1909-1910 were of monumental importance for the Wright brothers and for the history of aviation, as Orville made a series of highly publicized exhibition flights in the U.S. and Orville in France which would demonstrate to the world the magnificence of their accomplishment.

$4500.00

"Dean Inge finding, as ever, sustenance in Plotinus": full-length caricature of the Dean of St. Pauls
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"Dean Inge finding, as ever, sustenance in Plotinus": full-length caricature of the Dean of St. Pauls

By Beerbohm, Max

n.p., 1931. Pencil and watercolor. signed, titled, and dated by Beerbohm. 1 vols. Image 12-1/2 x 8 inches. Fine condition, framed. Pencil and watercolor. signed, titled, and dated by Beerbohm. 1 vols. Image 12-1/2 x 8 inches. Beerbohm's "Gloomy Inge". Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) was an English writer and caricaturist known for his novel Zuleika Dobson, as well as for his caricatures. The youngest of nine children of a Lithuanian-born grain merchant, Max grew up in London, attended Oxford (where he met Oscar Wilde and his circle) and began publishing articles and caricatures. Edmund Wilson called him the greatest "portrayer of personalities - in the history of art" He was knighted by King George VI in 1939 and was interred in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London after his death. This sketch shows Dean William Inge, Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral (1860-1954) , a prolific author who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times. Hat-Davis 783; Hall, Max Beerbohm's Caricatures

$5500.00

Two manuscript indentures on vellum; one will and testament of Gilberte Lookar; an attached smaller document in Latin
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Two manuscript indentures on vellum; one will and testament of Gilberte Lookar; an attached smaller document in Latin

By Lookar, Gilberte

Basingstoke, England, 1591. Ink on parchment;. Two manuscript leaves, folded and creased. Top of larger leaf slightly frayed, some minor fading of ink. Smaller charter is attached to the larger with a parchment tie at bottom. Parchment hanging tag appended to larger leaf may have had a seal appended, but none remains. Else good. Ink on parchment;. A late sixteenth-century will with an earlier family charter. Two attached manuscripts: the larger is the last will and testament of one Gilberte Lookar, of Basingstoke, England, dated 1591, and is in English; the smaller is a tenure document of John Lookar. It is in a slightly crabbed, possibly earlier hand and is in Latin.

$750.00

Autograph Letter Signed to her publisher Edward Moxon

By Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

1838. 1-1/2 pp. With autograph address envelope "Mr. Moxon Dover Street.". 8vo. 1-1/2 pp. With autograph address envelope "Mr. Moxon Dover Street.". 8vo. Reading in part: "You may remember that a few years ago you wrote to me concerning publishing Mr. Shelley's Poems. I wish now to consult you on the subject. Would you call on me one day soon at about two o'clock. His poems have indeed been published but I could give novelty and interest to my edition. Though no biography. I have several things to mention, but we can talk of them readily than write. I am dear sir, Yrs ever, Mrs Shelley..." Mary had resisted Moxon's first attempt, in 1834, to publish the works of her late husband, Percy Shelley. Though she belived she held copyright, transferred from Percy's will, she was forbidden by the poet's father from publishing under threat of Sir Timothy withdrawing his financial support. The subject of a collected edition was again broached in 1838. "In the summer of 1838, Moxon approached her again. By this time, at least five pirated editions of Shelley's works were in circulation. His reputation stood high; there was no longer any good reason for Sir Timothy to sustain his objections. She obtained his consent for Moxon, Tennyson's publisher, to undertake the task of producing an official four-volume collection of the works, with her editorial control and assistance. Moxon was prepared to pay £500 for the privilege, enough for Mary to move out of London again, to a house in Putney. Sir Timothy's insistence that there should still be no biography was, perhaps, a relief to his daughter-in-law; she, for her own reasons, did not want to invite the public into the murkier corners of Shelley's life" (Seymour, p. 465). See Grannis ## for 1839 ed

$12500.00

Le Droit de la Nature et des Gens ou systeme general. Des Principes les plus importans de la morale, de la jurisprudence, et de la Politique. Traduit du Latin de feu Mr. Le baron de Pufendorf, par Jean Barbeyrac, Professeur de Droit & en Histoire a Lausanne. Avec des Notes du Traducteur, & une Préface qui sert d'introduction à tout l'Ouvrage
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Le Droit de la Nature et des Gens ou systeme general. Des Principes les plus importans de la morale, de la jurisprudence, et de la Politique. Traduit du Latin de feu Mr. Le baron de Pufendorf, par Jean Barbeyrac, Professeur de Droit & en Histoire a Lausanne. Avec des Notes du Traducteur, & une Préface qui sert d'introduction à tout l'Ouvrage

By Pufendorf, Samuel

Basel: E. & J. R. Thourneisen, 1732. Quatrième Edition, revue & augmentée considerablement. Frontispiece portrait. cxxxiii,[2], [1]- 613 S.; 2 Bll., 506pp, plus tables and treatise by Joannis Barbeyraci (20 pages) bound in back. Contemp Calf, edges red spines quite chipped. Internally fine. Quatrième Edition, revue & augmentée considerablement. Frontispiece portrait. cxxxiii,[2], [1]- 613 S.; 2 Bll., 506pp, plus tables and treatise by Joannis Barbeyraci (20 pages) bound in back.

$400.00

Twenty Years' Snipe-Shooting.  Extracts from the Daily Journal of the Game-Books of the Snipery
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Twenty Years' Snipe-Shooting. Extracts from the Daily Journal of the Game-Books of the Snipery

By Pringle, J. J.

New York: Privately Printed for the Author The Knickerbocker Press, 1899. First edition, with correction on p. ix of "stalking" to "walking" in pencil, and again in pencil on photo opposite p. 18. Illustrated with 23 Kodak photographs of snipe-shooting at the snipery. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g. A few minor traces. First edition, with correction on p. ix of "stalking" to "walking" in pencil, and again in pencil on photo opposite p. 18. Illustrated with 23 Kodak photographs of snipe-shooting at the snipery. 1 vols. 8vo. An outstanding record of outdoor life and sport in southern Louisiana, being Pringle's account of his shooting near the Teche and Attakapas country. "I shot almost altogether on the Camperdown and Cypre-Mort grounds; both very extensive inland marshes, with low prairies and sloughs adjacent." Pringle was the son of the distinguished South Carolina politician, John Julius Pringle, and here he recounts in elaborate detail (and with marvelous photographs) his hunting experiences over twenty years from 1867 in the bayous of Louisiana. It is also an account of the ecological consequences of the conversion of marshlands to agricultural purposes: with draining of the swamps and the extension of the New Orleans and Opelousas Railway (now the Southern Pacific) to Franklin, the snipe came no more. Pringle also calls attention to the destruction of northern nesting grounds and the effect upon snipe populations. "The most valuable record of game we have. Completely accurate, with tallies of game killed each day, and natural history notes" -- Phillips. "Pringle's careful record stands unique on our shores ... Twenty Years Snipe Shooting offers an unique insight into an era of southern history and near forgotten lifestyle." -- Mathewson. "A very rare book; only a small number were privately printed" (Gee). RARE. Phillips pp. 301-2; Howes P620 ("aa"); Riling 1477 (only a small number printed); Litchfield 66; Heller 2:741

$7500.00

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