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Collection by Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of (1766-1841)

4 vols. varying condition. 4 vols. 1. Autograph Letter Signed ("Elgin"), 2 1/4 pp recto and verso, 8vo (conjoined leaves), Broom Hall [Dunfermline], January 17, 1831, to the antiquary James Skene, about pictures he was lending for an exhibition. 2. Rep…

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$1,500.00


The House at Pooh Corner by Milne, A.A

London: Methuen, 1928. First edition. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo. Original salmon cloth stamped in gilt, illustrated endpapers, t.e.g., illustrated dustjacket. Endpapers toned from jacket flap, some darkening and wear to jacket, very good. E.…

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$1,250.00


Animation Cel, "How to Ride a Horse," from The Reluctant Dragon by Disney, Walt

[Los Angeles, 1941. Applied to airbrushed background. 1 vols. 8-7/8 x 11-3/8 in. Matted, framed and glazed. With printed caption mounted to mat beneath the image, reading "Remember! Man Is Always the Master. No. 3 . 'How to Ride a Horse' Sequence from Wa…

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$7,500.00


The Raven and Other Poems by Poe, Edgar Allan

New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. First Edition, with half-title. [viii], 91, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full green morocco, a.e.g. Spine sunned, some foxing throughout; pencilled note on flyleaf stating that the binding was executed in 1896. Near fin…

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$14,000.00


Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque by Poe, Edgar Allan

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. First edition, one of only an estimated 750 copies printed; with p. 213 correctly numbered. 243,[1]; iv, [4], [5]-228 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original purple muslin, printed paper spine labels; cloth folding case. Labels c…

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$32,500.00


Andrew Wyeth by (Wyeth, Andrew) Meryman, Richard

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. First edition. With numerous full-color plates (some double-spread) of Wyeth's paintings. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Original tan cloth with brown cloth spine, dust jacket. Light soiling to boards, but about fine in near fine j…

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$1,250.00


Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa by Livingstone, David

London: John Murrary, 1857. First edition, Bradlow's Variant No. 2. Folding engraved frontispiece, 2 folding maps (one in rear pocket), 23 plates, 1 folding section plus numerous illustrations to text. [x], 688, [8 ads (dated November 1, 1857] pp. 8vo. P…

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$1,500.00


Trout by Bergman, Ray

Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First trade edition. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Original brown cloth. Fine in rare pictorial dust jack…

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$750.00


Portrait photograph of Nora Holt by (Holt, Nora) Van Vechten, Carl

[New York, 1934. Half-length, in profile. Vintage gelatin silver print. Van Vechten's blind stamp at lower right, his atelier stamp on rear with Holt's named jotted in ink, and the print reference noted in pencil. 1 vols. 13-7/8 x 10-7/8. Matted and fram…

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$2,250.00


Ethiopic Manuscript Prayer Book on Vellum. [Miracles of the Virgin Mary and the Saints] by (Ethiopic Manuscript)

[Ethiopia, late 19th century]. 2 [blank], 67 ff. Lettered in Ge'ez in black and red in double columns of twenty-one lines, two ornamental headings. 1 vols. 8 x 10 inches. Hide backed wooden boards. Upper board split in half, joined with old cord repair. …

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$1,000.00


Everybody's Political What's What by Shaw, George Bernard

London: Constable, 1944. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of Shaw. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Near fine in chipped dust-jacket with loss to head of spine. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of Shaw. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Dean Inge of…

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$2,750.00


Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Thoreau, Henry David

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition, one of 2000 copies printed. Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Without ads (no priority established among the catalog…

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$20,000.00


Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 by (Cook, Captain James) [Rickman, John]

Dublin: Price, Whitestone, Chamberlain, et al., 1781. First Dublin edition. Complete with 5 engraved plates (including frontispiece plate of the Death of Cook) and large folding map. [4], xlvii, [1], 396 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf rebacked to sty…

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$4,250.00


Tarzan of the Apes by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1914. Reprint. [viii], 392 pp. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, titled in black. Spine faded and worn, with top 1-1/2 inch section separated along front joint, front lower tip worn, wear to lower margin of pp. 119-120. Reprint. [v…

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$7,500.00


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