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The True History of the Conquest of Mexico, By Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of the Conquerors. Written in the year 1568 by Dïaz del Castillo, Bernal (1492-1585)

viii+514 pages with frontispiece map. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 3/4") housed in a custom slipcase. Translated by Maurice Keatinge. First English edition. Bernal Dïaz del Castillo was a conquistador, who wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by…

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$750.00


The Community of the Future by Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941) Singed by the author

295 pages. small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Signed by the author. First edition.At the end of his life Lasker wrote "The Community of the Future" - a book in which he tried to put down …

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$3,250.00


The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

20 volumes. Volume 1: xxiv+492 pages with plates, tables and two foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence. Volume 2: xlxii+450 with plates and tables. Volume 3: xx+494 pages with plates, tables and three foldout facsimile…

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$2,250.00


Spassky-Fischer das Grosste Schach-Duell der Geschichte by Alexander, Conel Hugh O'Donel (1909-1974) signed by Robert "Bobby" Fischer and Boris Spassky

World Championship Match Signed by Fischer and Spassky267+[4 ad] pages with photographs, tables and diagrams. Small octavo (7" x 4 1/2") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Signed by both contestants. First German edition.The World Chess Cha…

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$2,500.00


Uncle Remus Returns by Harris, Joel Chandler (1845-1908)

[i-ii], [i-x]-175+[printer's imprint] with frontispiece and 7 plates. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 4 7/89") bound original publisher tan cloth with brown lettering to spine and pictorial cover in original jacket. (BAL: 7168) First edition.Joel Chandler Harris (…

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$1,000.00


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) by Twain, Mark [PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)

438+[52 ad] pages with frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and black decorative figures to cover and spine. First edition, first state with …

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$1,750.00


Bobby Fischer Uncensored by David and Alessandra De Lucia

394 pages with diagrams, plates, photographs, and facsimiles. Quarto (11" 8 3/4") original proof sheets with corrections by David De Lucia. Final proof copy before publication.Among the highlights of this collection are signed childhood books, numerous si…

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$1,500.00


Chess Fundamentals by Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera, (1888-1942) Signed

vii+246 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped pictorial chess board to front cover. Signed by Capablanca. (Betts:11-24) First edition. Published shortly after he had won…

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$2,675.00


Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States by Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794-1858)

3 volumes: xvii+[1]+537 pages with 90 lithographs plates including the usual expunged bathing plate, many in color, including 3 "facsimiles" of Japanese woodblock prints (2 folding); 6 maps and charts (2 folding); 79 woodcuts in the text; [2]+414+[4]+14-1…

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$2,250.00


J R Capablanca Letter to Mario Figuerdo by Capablanca y Graupera, José Raúl (1888-1942) signed

Letter hand written signed by the World Chess Champion Jose CapablancaOne page hand written letter (11" x 8 3/4") on ruled paper to Mario Figuerdo dated February 14, 1939. Signed by Capablanca in his bold hand at the bottom of the letter.In the letter Cap…

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$2,500.00


Historia general y natural de las Indias, islas y tierra firme del mar océano by Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo Fernández de (1478-1557)

Four volumes: cxii+632+[1] pages with five plates; vii+511+[2 errata] pages with three plates (two of which are folding maps); viii+651+[2] pages two plates (of which one is a map); viii+619+[1 errata] pages plus five plates (of which one is a color foldi…

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$2,250.00


l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs, Tome II by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

570 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Quarto (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Volume 2. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine of consistently high quality, was published in 1925 …

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$475.00


The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899 by Lord, Frederick Williams (c1856-1937) and W Ward-Higgs (editors)

ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-36) …

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$1,500.00


Uncle Remus His Songs and His Sayings The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation by Harris, Joel Chandler (1845-1908)

231+[8 ad] pages with frontispiece, 6 other plates and diagrams. Small octavo ((7 3/4" x 7 1/4") bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt rabbit pictorial to cover with black back ground drawing. Illustrations by Frederick S Chu…

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$1,000.00


Codex Vaticanus 3773 (Codex Vaticanus B) Ein altmexikanische Bilderschrift der Vatikanischen Bibliothek Herausgegeben auf Kosten Seiner Excellenz des Herzogs von Loubat, Correspondirenden Mitgiledes des Institut de France by Seler, Eduard (1849-1922)

2 volumes in one. [ii]+244 pages with diagrams, illustrations and drawings; title [245]-356 pages with diagrams, illustrations, drawings and index plus 96 pages of the reproduction of the codex. Folio (14 3/4" x 11") bound in original publisher's wrappers…

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$1,000.00


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