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Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to Lewis L. Strauss, declining permission to use his name for an award, and disapproving of secrecy in research and militarization
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Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to Lewis L. Strauss, declining permission to use his name for an award, and disapproving of secrecy in research and militarization

By Einstein, Albert

Princeton, New Jersey, 1948. 1 p., signed in ink, with holograph correction, on Einstein's blind embossed Princeton letterhead; with a draft carbon of reply from Strauss (not sent). 1 vols. 8vo. Fine. 1 p., signed in ink, with holograph correction, on Einstein's blind embossed Princeton letterhead; with a draft carbon of reply from Strauss (not sent). 1 vols. 8vo. "I am a convinced adversary of the militarization of this country..." Einstein expresses frank opposition to U.S. government efforts towards militarization and to its policy of secrecy around scientific research at the outset of the Cold War, in a letter to one of the original commissioners of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974). The unpublished letter is a reply to one by Strauss (Einstein Archive 58-868), in which he sought permission to name an award in Einstein's honor. Reading in part: "I feel, however, quite unable to consent to this. I am a convinced adversary of the militarization of this country which is growing rapidly and which is endangering the traditional liberal structure of America." Strauss was appointed to the AEC by Truman and served from 1946-1950; he was appointed chair of the commission by Eisenhower in 1953, and was at the center of the heated public debate over the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Present with the letter is a reply drafted but never sent by Strauss, in which he defends militarization as preparation for emergency, and describes secrecy as the result, rather than the cause, of international distrust. Strauss ultimately persuaded Einstein and the first Albert Einstein Award, endowed by the Strauss family, was given in 1951 to Kurt Gödel and Julian Schwinger. Among the eleven subsequent recipients were Richard Feynman, Leó Szilárd, and Stephen Hawking. Einstein Archive 58-869 (retained carbon)

$35000.00

Genesis. Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash with the First Chapter of Genesis in the Authorised Version
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Genesis. Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash with the First Chapter of Genesis in the Authorised Version

By Nash, Paul

Soho: The Nonesuch Press, 1924. No. 89 of 375 copies. With 12 wood engravings. 1 vols. Thin 4to. Black paper over boards, spine and upper board titled in gilt. Some wear to spine ends and edges, lower board rubbed and discolored, internally clean. Nash, Paul. No. 89 of 375 copies. With 12 wood engravings. 1 vols. Thin 4to. A beautiful and uncommon early Nonesuch production, printed at the Curwen Press, with engraving by British modernist Nash (1889-1946). Dreyfus 14; Castleman p. 108; Fletcher 42-53; Postan W42-W53

$1350.00

Biblia cum summariorum apparatu pleno quadrupliciq[ue] repertorio insignita: cui vltra castiga-tionem dilige[n]tissima[m] et signa[n]ter in vocabulario dictionu[m] hebraicaru[m] vbi p[ro] maiori sui parte erat mendosa & vi-tiosa : addite sunt marginales additio[n]es annales & ge[n]tis cuius[que] [?]m ea t[empor]a historias nota[n]tes: canonum quo[que] ad sacram scripturam concordantia quas cruce adnotauimus. ... In libri commendationem hexasticon Emendata magis scaturit nunc biblia tota Que fuit in nullo tempore visa prius. Qua loca canonici concordant singula iuris In summa casus que tenet et capitum. Qua legum veterisq[ue] noui argumenta videntur Omine felice que tibi tersa patet
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Biblia cum summariorum apparatu pleno quadrupliciq[ue] repertorio insignita: cui vltra castiga-tionem dilige[n]tissima[m] et signa[n]ter in vocabulario dictionu[m] hebraicaru[m] vbi p[ro] maiori sui parte erat mendosa & vi-tiosa : addite sunt marginales additio[n]es annales & ge[n]tis cuius[que] [?]m ea t[empor]a historias nota[n]tes: canonum quo[que] ad sacram scripturam concordantia quas cruce adnotauimus. ... In libri commendationem hexasticon Emendata magis scaturit nunc biblia tota Que fuit in nullo tempore visa prius. Qua loca canonici concordant singula iuris In summa casus que tenet et capitum. Qua legum veterisq[ue] noui argumenta videntur Omine felice que tibi tersa patet

Paris: François Regnault and Johann Prevel, 1523. [4], a-z8 A-Z8 +8 AA8-NN8. 1 vols. 8vo. Early blindstamped calf covers, bosses and clasps preserved over later rebacking, red edges. Spine perished, front cover with first gathering detached, edges worn, paper repairs to title, worming costing a few words to title. Bookplate of Cassie Mason Meyers Julian-James, daughter of the collector Theodorus Bailey Myers, who was a philanthropist, vice president of Chapter 3 of the Colonial Dames of America, keenly concerned with the costume collection in the Smithsonian Institution. [4], a-z8 A-Z8 +8 AA8-NN8. 1 vols. 8vo. This Latin bible, printed on April 11, 1523, is a reprint of a 1519 Bible printed by Jehan Petit. The title page looks nearly identical, except that this copy has a Renouard printer's device featuring an elephant in place of the Jehan Petit armorial device seen in the 1519 copy. Printing date and Prevel's name are given in the colophon. This copy is annotated in at least three near-contemporary hands on the front and rear flyleaves as well as the title page, including a date of 1586 on the title page. The metal bosses and solid brass clasps are in fine condition, moving freely on their hinges. There are manicules and hand-drawn capitals throughout. This bible's Renouard printer's device makes it unusual: few copies on OCLC record his involvement in the 1523 printing of this edition of the Bible, and Darlow & Moule say only "A copy in the B.M. Library differs in the title page, which substitutes a small cut of Jerome (like that on 1a) for J. Petit's device." (921). Adams 1003; Darlow & Moule 6103 calls for a Jehan Petit imprint on the title page for the 1519 edition; OCLC 257848844; Renouard, ICP, III, 425; not in Chambers

$4500.00

Opuscula Varia antehac non edita. Omnium Catalogum post Praefationem Lector invenit
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Opuscula Varia antehac non edita. Omnium Catalogum post Praefationem Lector invenit

By Scaliger, Joseph Justus (1540-1609)

Paris: Hieronymum Drouart, 1610. First Edition. [28], 582, [8] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Nineteenth century quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Fine. First Edition. [28], 582, [8] pp. 1 vols. 4to. The book is a collection of lesser pieces by the great classical scholar Joseph Justus Scaliger. With a dedication to Scaliger's friend, the French historian and bibliophile Jacques Auguste de Thou and a preface by another great classical scholar, Isaac Casaubon With contemporary annotations in margins. Cioranescu 20451; Ebert II, 274; Pfeiffer, History of Classical Scholarship 1350-1850; Wiliamowitz-Moellendorff, History of Classical Scholarship

$900.00

The First Book of Moses, called Genesis. The King James Version
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The First Book of Moses, called Genesis. The King James Version

By (Lawrence, Jacob)

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1989. limited to 400 copies, of which this is number 368, and signed by the artist. With eight full-color silkscreens by Jacob Lawrence inserted throughout. Folio (Approximately 21.75 x 16.25 inches.). Publisher's full purple cloth, front board lettered in gilt. In publisher's black cloth clamshell case, blue gilt morocco lettering label inset on front board. Lawrence, Jacob. limited to 400 copies, of which this is number 368, and signed by the artist. With eight full-color silkscreens by Jacob Lawrence inserted throughout. Folio (Approximately 21.75 x 16.25 inches.).

$5250.00

The Holy Bible  containing the Old and New Testaments
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The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments

By (Bible)

New York: American Bible Society, 1855. Royal 8vo. Bound in full contemporary morocco, a.e.g. With "S. Augusta Brown" (1825-1909) stamped in gilt on the upper cover. With two examples of embroidered Berlin wool work laid in, one with initals "SAB Oct. 29, 1859" and the other an alter scene. Royal 8vo. Sophia Augusta Brown's Bible, Wife of John Carter Brown. The bible of Sophia Augusta Brown (1825-1909), wife of John Carter Brown, herself an active bibliophile who helped her husband build his library and oversaw its stewardship after his death. Sophia Augusta was 34 and John Carter Brown 61 when they married, after a brief courtship, on June 23, 1859. That event is recorded in the family record between the Old and New Testaments, as are the births and marriages of the couple's three children--John Nicholas Brown, Harold Brown, and Sophia Augusta--the marriages of the two sons, and the death of John Carter Brown "dearly loved Husband & Father" on June 10, 1874. The younger Sophia Augusta Brown married banker and businessman William Watts Sherman (1842-1912), whose Newport, RI house is an architectural landmark. The daughter of Patrick Browne, an Anglo-Irish jurist and member of Her Majesty's Council of the Bahamas, and Harriet Thayer of Providence, a direct descendant of Roger Williams, Sophia Augusta Brown was "an indomitable force in an era when women were discovering a role for themselves in the charitable sector ... For Sophia Augusta, perpetuating her husband's mission through the sound management and enhancement of his collection was her way of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and understanding among peoples ... From her sons' earliest age, Sophia Augusta ensured they would develop an appreciation for the care, condition and housing of books ... John Nicholas and Harold often accompanied their mother to booksellers and private collectors. At an early age, they were shown priceless works: a Columbus letter, the papers of Leonardo daVinci, a note by Galileo ... On his trips to Europe [as an adult], John Nicholas was expected to report back ... with his assessment of the books he encountered ... When he turned 22, in 1883, Sophia Augusta entrusted him with the care of the library" (Sylvia Brown, Grappling with Legacy: Rhode Island's Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse, 2017). While her husband was still alive, Sophia Augusta oversaw the construction, in 1862, of the fireproof library wing in the Nightingale-Brown House which remained the site of the library until it was relocated to its current home at Brown University, at the impetus of John Nicholas Brown's will.

$7500.00

El Cantar de Cantares de Salomon
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El Cantar de Cantares de Salomon

By (Printed on Cork) Leon, Fr. Luis de

San Felice de Guixols [Gerona]: José María Viader, 1946. One of 17 lettered copies printed on cork for collaborators, this is letter "Q" for Don Juan Enrique Fau Ardura, El Editor, from an edition of 467 total copies. Eight plates hand-colored and gilt by Juan Ribot, illuminated page borders and initials by Germán Viader. 151, [3] pp. PRINTED ON CORK. 4to. Publisher's incised leather covers. Some wear and splitting to cork leaves, as usual. In publisher's cork slipcase. One of 17 lettered copies printed on cork for collaborators, this is letter "Q" for Don Juan Enrique Fau Ardura, El Editor, from an edition of 467 total copies. Eight plates hand-colored and gilt by Juan Ribot, illuminated page borders and initials by Germán Viader. 151, [3] pp. PRINTED ON CORK. 4to. Hand Illuminated Throughout. A magnificent and fragile production, printed on cork and hand-illuminated throughout.

$3000.00

De re sacramentaria contra perduelles haereticos libri decem, duobus tomi comprehensi : quibus omnia et singula legis evangelicae sacramenta consensione universitate adstruuntur, defenduntur, vindicantur ; simul et gravoires quaestiones ad disciplinam, historiam et moralem pertinentes.
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$300.00

Manuscript entitled, "Analyses of Stewart"
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Manuscript entitled, "Analyses of Stewart"

By (Women's Education; Scottish Enlightenment) Rousseau, Frances Anne

West Troy NY, 1846. [2]; 108; [54]; [38]; [4] pp. Written in ink in a neat hand with occasional corrections in pencil; final four pages in pencil. Small 4to. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. Some rubbing and light wear to covers, internally clean. [2]; 108; [54]; [38]; [4] pp. Written in ink in a neat hand with occasional corrections in pencil; final four pages in pencil. Small 4to. A woman student's analysis of "Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind" by the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Dugald Stewart, written for a philosophy course at Troy (NY) Female Seminary. Stewart's treatise was originally published in 1792. The student, Frances A. Rousseau, graduated from the Troy (NY) Female Seminary in 1847; her class schedule is penciled to rear pastedown endpaper, and includes not only a course in philosophy, but one devoted to Stewart, whose works were an central part of the seminary's curriculum. Frances Rousseau married Rev. William Waterbury Scudder in 1858; the couple spent 25 years as missionaries for the Reform Church in India, broken up by Reverend Scudder's stint as pastor of a church in Gastonbury, CT (see Fairbanks, ed. Emma Willard and Her Pupils: Or, Fifty Years of Troy Female Seminary, 1822-1872, p 383). The journal is additionally signed at end "Fanny Rousseau West Troy" and "Emily T. Browning Mobile Ala"

$650.00

A Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
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A Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

By Berkeley, George

London: Tonson, 1734. First collected edition (second edition of Treatise). 355 pp. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf. Covers detached, minor spotting but very good internally. First collected edition (second edition of Treatise). 355 pp. 8vo. Provenance: James Williamson (ownership signature dated 1814); Louisa Williamson (ownership signature)

$400.00

Illustrations of The Book of Job in Twenty-One Plates Invented and Engraved by William Blake
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Illustrations of The Book of Job in Twenty-One Plates Invented and Engraved by William Blake

By Blake, William

London: J.M. Dent & Co. and G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. Facsimile issued in 1000 copies. Originally Published by the Author, 3, Fountain Court, Strand and Mr. J. Linnell, 6, Cirencester Place, Fitzroy Square March, 1826. 1 vols. Folio. Brown wrappers, printed label. Some light wear. Blake, William. Facsimile issued in 1000 copies. Originally Published by the Author, 3, Fountain Court, Strand and Mr. J. Linnell, 6, Cirencester Place, Fitzroy Square March, 1826. 1 vols. Folio.

$400.00

Drawings for the Bible
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Drawings for the Bible

By Chagall, Marc

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1960. First American edition. "This double number of Verve contains the drawings made by Chagall in 1958 and 1959 on Biblical themes which he had not dealt with in his illustrations for the Bible reproduced in Verve 33/34.". Text by Gaston Bachelard. With 24 original lithographs in color printed by Mourlot Frères and 96 reproductions in black and white heliogravure by Draeger Frères. 1 vols. Folio. Hardcover. Dust jacket: Good. Triangular pieces of jacket missing on top of left and right corners as well as a piece from the top/center of the front cover removing 'Marc'. Original pictorial boards, spine chip, corners rubbed, else fine. Original $30.00 retail price on jacket flap. Very handsome copy. Chagall, Marc. First American edition. "This double number of Verve contains the drawings made by Chagall in 1958 and 1959 on Biblical themes which he had not dealt with in his illustrations for the Bible reproduced in Verve 33/34." Text by Gaston Bachelard. With 24 original lithographs in color printed by Mourlot Frères and 96 reproductions in black and white heliogravure by Draeger Frères. 1 vols. Folio. Chagall's inspiration for Drawings for the Bible began with his visit to the Holy Land in the spring of 1931. He drew upon his intense spirituality, and faith to select certain biblical scenes to illustrate. In particular, he chose moments of powerful encounters between God and humanity, which is exemplified even more so with his vibrant color palette. "Chagall's ties with the Bible are very deep indeed; the forms that people its (the Bible's) world are a part of his own inner life, part of the living Jewish heritage, and thus are archetypes of a greater, more intensive world.". atalog raisonné: Mourlot 230-277, Cramer 42, Sorlier 75

$4250.00

The Form of Daily Prayer according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews with a new translation by Joseph Güns
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The Form of Daily Prayer according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews with a new translation by Joseph Güns

By (Hebrew Prayer Book)

Vienna: Jos. Schlesinger Library, 1857. Text in Hebrew and English. 875, [3]pp. Thick 12mo. Near contemporary binding of celluloid over cloth, with bone and metal decorations and metal clasp. Light surface rubbing to covers, text toned. Text in Hebrew and English. 875, [3]pp. Thick 12mo.

$300.00

The Vanished World
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The Vanished World

By (Vishniac, Roman) Abramovitch, Raphael, editor

New York: Forward Association, 1947. First edition. Illustrated with 530 photographs by Roman Vishniac, A. Kacyzna, M. Kipnis, Others. Text in Yiddish and English. 575, [9]pp. Oblong 4to. Publisher's red cloth with paper woodcut onlay and gilt title on upper cover. Lettering faded, cloth frayed at extremities, pp. 37-40 detached and chipped at edges. First edition. Illustrated with 530 photographs by Roman Vishniac, A. Kacyzna, M. Kipnis, Others. Text in Yiddish and English. 575, [9]pp. Oblong 4to. A photographic portrait of the lost Jewish communities of Eastern Europe as they existed prior to the second world war.

$350.00

The Forest
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The Forest

By [Kadishman, Menashe]

[New York: The Jewish Museum, 1970. First edition. [20]pp. Illustrated wraps, full plate black and white prints, original drawings with inscription on front and back endpapers and first page. Wraps lightly scuffed. First edition. [20]pp. INSCRIBED, WITH DRAWINGS. An exhibition catalogue from The Jewish Museum's 1970 exhibit "The Forest," a collection of Kadishman's abstract landscape works. Both endpapers feature playful original drawings of strange creatures resembling birds, humans, and cats, all with heads in the shape of a Star of David. The drawings are inscribed to the recipients of the catalogue, "with Love and Amore"

$500.00

Philosophorum sententiae de fato, et de eo quod in nostra est potestate, collectae partim, & de Graeco versae, per Hugonem Grotium

By Grotius, Hugo

Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1648. Published in same year as the Paris firs editiont, three year's after Griotius's death. 384pp. 12mo. Old vellum. Very good. Published in same year as the Paris firs editiont, three year's after Griotius's death. 384pp. 12mo. Copinger, Elzevier, 2000; Willems 1065; Rahir 1074

$350.00

Gott ist die reinste liebe. Mein gebeth und meine betrachtung
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Gott ist die reinste liebe. Mein gebeth und meine betrachtung

By Eckhartshausen, Hofrath von

Munich: Joseph Lentner, 1794. Copper-engraved frontispiece of the infant Samuel, each page within ruled frame with woodcut ornaments. [6], 280 pp. 8vo. Old sheep with floriated borders, covers centered with large green paper medallion appliqued with gilt urn design and border, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Peeling in a few spots, overall very good. In matching divided slipcase with similar ornament and lined with old floral paper, some peeling and wear, bottom panel lost. Copper-engraved frontispiece of the infant Samuel, each page within ruled frame with woodcut ornaments. [6], 280 pp. 8vo. A child's book of devotions in a peculiar binding. Provenance: Edith Rockefeller McCormick (bookplate)

$350.00

Omnium Animis Mortalium Scientiae [drop title]
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Omnium Animis Mortalium Scientiae [drop title]

By Ritzius, Johannes Carolus

Vesaliae (Wesel): Matthaeus Leporinus, 1744. Printed broadside. Folio (12 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches). Old folds, small hole at bottom right with loss of a few letters. Printed broadside. Folio (12 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches). Advertising his school.

$325.00

The Jerusalem Windows.  Text and notes by Jean Leymarie. Translated from the French by Elaine Desautels
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The Jerusalem Windows. Text and notes by Jean Leymarie. Translated from the French by Elaine Desautels

By Chagall, Marc

New York: Braziller; Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1962. First American Edition. Two original lithographs, with 104 plates (64 in full colour). 211 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Red cloth. About fine in almost fine dust jacket. Chagall, Marc. First American Edition. Two original lithographs, with 104 plates (64 in full colour). 211 pp. 1 vols. Folio. With Two Original Lithos. Cramer 49

$900.00

Personal Surrealism
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Personal Surrealism

By Raskin, Saul

New York, 1962. First edition. Illus. in colour. 64 PP. Folio. Brown boards. Fine in VG dj. First edition. Illus. in colour. 64 PP. Folio. INSCRIBED. INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST ON THE FFEP.

$250.00

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