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  • Image du vendeur pour An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia: taken by George Heap from the Jersey Shore, under the Direction of Nicholas Skull [sic] Surveyor General of the Province of Pennsylvania mis en vente par Arader Books, Jonah Rosenberg Selections

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    No Binding. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. "THE MOST DISTINGUISHED OF ALL PRINTS OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA" [London:] Engraved by G. Vandergucht, Sep.br 1.st 1754. First state ("Skull" for "Scull" twice on sheet 3). Four sheets (ca. 29 1/2" x 23 1/2" each). Framed floating. An old transverse crease about 9" below the top edge, reinforced verso. Some small repairs to the sky. Tanning at the corners from an early mount. With good upper and lower margins throughout; sheets 1-3 trimmed to right-hand plate-mark; sheet 4 trimmed to left-hand plate-mark. Occasional very mild patches of tanning. An extraordinary set. From its founding in 1680 between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, Philadelphia was strategically poised to be a hub of trade. By the mid-XVIIIc it had become the major Atlantic port, fueling a golden age of growth and eminence in the arts and sciences -- the Athens of America. The Penn family had long dominated the colony, and Thomas Penn, the founder's son, commissioned a grand view of the city in 1750 to commemorate and to enhance its stature (the Penn arms at the lower left corner of the third plate underscore their dominance). George Heap undertook the project; he had been Philadelphia's coroner. The ambition of the project matched the city's stature: it was the grandest illustrated view of an American city that had ever been attempted. Nicholas Scull (perhaps an uncle by marriage) superintended the work, and Heap began advertising for subscribers (20 shillings, 10 payable in advance) and with that money set sail for England (there being no means to print it in Philadelphia) with his drawings. Heap got only as far as Delaware, and died on-board; he was buried in Philadelphia on Boxing Day 1752. Thereafter Scull shepherded the vast work through the engraving and publishing process. The Dutch engraver Gerard Vandergucht was commissioned to cut the plates, which finally emerged in June of 1754 (the King hung it in his own apartments). Wainright begins his article on the prospect by hailing it as "the most distinguished of all prints of the city of Philadelphia in terms of age, rarity, and historic importance." In 1755 the view was shrunk by about two-thirds, and placed above a plan of the city and a view of the state house and the batter, engraved by Thomas Jefferys. This is far more common; of the Heap-Scull-Vandergucht view we have located only six copies in institutional collections: the American Philosophical Society (.748:P53:1754), Haverford College, Colonial Williamsburg, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (second state), Independence National Historic Park and the New York Public Library (Stokes Collection, second state). Deák I:99 (second state). See Wainright, Nicholas B. "Scull and Heap's East Prospect of Philadelphia" in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 73, no. 1 (January 1949) 16-25.

  • Image du vendeur pour Drawings for "Originaux de publications d´horticulture et d´arboriculture"  mis en vente par Arader Galleries Drawings & Watercolors

    Pieter Joseph de Pannemaeker

    Date d'édition : 1887

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    Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. PIETER JOSEPH DE PANNEMAEKER (b. 1832) 309 orig. Watercolors and 3 orig. Pencil drawings for Originaux de publications d´horticulture et d´arboriculture , 1878-1887. Half-maroquine volumes of the time with gilding on the back. 37.5: 28 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: 309 original watercolors and 3 original pencil drawings mounted on cardboard sheets. Watercolors as templates for colored panels for various magazine publications about plants, flowers and fruits. 3 volumes. (Flanders 1878-87). Provenance: With an engraved coat of arms bookplate of the Comte de Kerchove de Denterghem; Private European collection since 2008 Literature: Cf. Nissen 2343. - Benezit VI, 503. - Hauswedell (1961) 108, 206. Condition: The originals are mostly mounted on the reverse in 4 places on the cardboard sheets. Some of the original boxes are printed on the back with illustrations from old works. The cardboard sheets a little browned and with small marginal blemishes, the watercolors occasionally a bit dusty and finger-stained. Binding somewhat rubbed, one spine renewed using old material, book block there supplemented with blank pages, one cover somewhat light-streaked. All in all beautiful, unique original watercolors. Magnificent unique specimen with wonderfully luminous watercolored depictions of plants - Impressive collection of original designs by Pieter Joseph de Pannemaeker from the possession of the Comte de Kerchove de Denterghem. The Belgian painter and lithographer Pieter Joseph de Pannemaeker (1832-1904) is known for his magnificent and detailed depictions of plants. His original watercolors in bright colors (occasionally also colored pencil drawings or sketches) found their way into important botanical publications such asIllustration horticole , Revue horticole , Bulletin horticulture and Revue horticulture belge . The cardboard papers were usually labeled by another hand underneath the mounted original and provided with notes indicating when and in which magazine the watercolors were used on which page. Some of the original sheets are already labeled, probably by Pannemaeker s own hand, a few originals were also signed by Pannemaeker. Only some of the leaves are Ed. André, P. Strobant fils and A. Verschaffelt. Most of the natural models for the plants probably come from the large gardens in Ghent. The plants originally come from all over the world, often the results of breeding plants from exotic countries. You can see various maples, amaryllis, azaleas, bromeliads, dahlias, ferns, heather and heliconias, carnations, orchids, palm, arrowroot and soap tree plants, balsam and much more. The three volumes also contain numerous watercolors on fruits: pears (30), Apples (12), grapes (3), blackberries (2), cherries (4), peaches (3), plums (2), currants (2), strawberries, apricots, gooseberries (4) and melon. The designs also include indoor plants such as cob thread, begonias, file leaves, arum plants, dragon trees, yucca palm, milkweed and nettle plants. Impressive collection of original designs by the artist Pieter Joseph de Pannemaekers from the collection of the Comte de Kerchove de Denterghem with his ex libris. Magnificent unique collection with wonderfully luminous watercolored depictions of plants. 312 original watercolors as templates for various magazine publications on plants, flowers and fruits, among them Illustration horticole , Revue horticole , Bulletin horticulture and Revue horticulture belge . Contemp. half calf bindings. 3 vols. - The originals are mostly mounted on the reverse in 4 places on the cardboard sheets. Some of the original plates have illustrations from old works on the reverse. The cardboard sheets slightly browned and partly with small marginal defects, the watercolors occasionally a bit dusty and finger-stained. Binding rubbed, 1 spine renewed, using old material, the book block supplemented there with blank sheets, 1 paper covering partly sunned. Altogether fine unique. Loca: 6.3BC.19I.

  • Image du vendeur pour The Road To Serfdom. mis en vente par Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB

    Hayek, Friedrich August von [F.A.] [Karl Popper]

    Edité par Routledge & Sons, London, 1944

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    First edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published. Octavo, original black cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dr Karl Popper a fellow struggler for freedom with friendly greetings from F.H. Hayek." Also included is a letter signed by Karl Popper to his assistant Melitta Mew, presenting her with this book as a birthday gift (".It is the copy he sent me to New Zealand on publication of the book, with a beautiful dedication. And thank you for everything you are doing for my work (and me). Karl"), on his stationery of 136 Welcomes Road, Kenley, Surrey, and dated 23 January 1994. While this book was very special to Popper, he had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away from complications in September. Ms. Mew helped to put together Popper's lectures and essays in a book, which was published in 1996: "In search of a better world : lectures and essays from thirty years." Easily the best association copy in existence, as the lives of both of these great economists - Fredrich von Hayek (1899-1992) and Karl Popper (1902-1994) greatly impacted the other and their lives were intertwined. They both experienced the destruction of their Bourgeois Viennese families' savings by hyperinflation due to the fragility of the liberal society. While both men studied at the University of Vienna, they first met in London in 1935. Hayek was at that time employed at the London School of Economics and Popper was in the city on a visiting lectureship. While Popper accepted a position in New Zealand, where he was to remain until after World War II, he would also later assume a chair at the LSE, due to Hayek's influence there. Near fine in a good dust jacket. The British edition (which this example is) was published in March of 1944, preceding its American counterpart, which was published later that same year in September. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated in his great essay, On Liberty " (Hazlitt, 82). Its arguments against economic control by the government inspired many politicians and economists. John Maynard Keynes has been quoted as saying, "[I]n my opinion it is a grand book. . . . Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement." While the Road To Serfdom placed fourth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine, it was not as popular at the time of its writing, and Karl Popper was one of Hayek's few intellectual allies. He shared many of Hayek's views and Hayek even read the manuscript of Popper's own work, The Open Society and Its Enemies, prior to his publication of this book.

  • Image du vendeur pour A library on Arabian horse breeding, including Stud Books and General Reference. From the Le Vivier and Marcia Parkinson Collections, with Additions from the Library of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria. The largest collection of its kind in private hands. 250 works in more than 1,000 volumes. Mostly original or first editions. Published in Austin, Cairo, Chicago, Hildesheim, London, Marburg, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riga, Tehran, Warsaw and other places in the years 1746 to 2007. mis en vente par Antiquariaat FORUM BV

    Amassed over the last fifty years and covering four centuries of relevant material, the present collection spans all aspects of the history and development of the breeding of Arabian horses. It comprises within itself many books from the Le Vivier collection: fine press books of racing and thoroughbred literature produced by Eugene Connett's famous Derrydale press, as well as numerous important items from the library of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria (1808-88), himself a great enthusiast of Arabic horses. Including items of exceptional rarity, such as the rare, beautifully illustrated first German edition of Friedrich von Eisenberg's famous riding school (1747), which lauds Arabian horses as "the finest produced by the Orient". Also, we here find the early Arabian Horse Registry of America Stud Books, and many items also bear presentation inscriptions from the authors (Carl Raswan, Gladys Brown Edwards, etc.). The common practice in such a specialized field, most of the publications here were issued for a very limited circulation in runs of 1000 or fewer individually-numbered copies. As a reference library for breeding the collection is unparalleled: almost any Arabian horse's forefathers will be found amongst the exhaustive stud books and breeding serials from the 18th to the 20th century, from Australia, Poland, Spain, Russia, the USA, etc., often with accompanying photographs. Perhaps the most famous reference work is the Raswan Index, of which only 380 copies were printed (and many destroyed by a flood). Raswan became an expert on the Arabian breed through his lengthy trips to the desert, where he lived with the Bedouins and learned their language and customs. Several scarce early 20th century works also testify to the Western fascination with the Bedouin and desert roots of the Arabian horse: Homer Davenport's My Quest of the Arabian Horse (1909) and Raswan's The Black Tents of Arabia: My Life Amongst the Bedouins (1935). Alongside modern surveys of the key centres of horse-breeding in the Arab world, the early Western classics are also found here in their scarce first editions. French and German authors are also well-represented, including the text and first French translation of the Hilyat al-fursân wa-shi'âr ash-shuj'ân, an abridgement of Ibn Hudhail's horse treatise, prepared around 1400. Finally, the owner's collection of notable catalogues and magazines paints a fascinating composite picture of the evolution, and heyday, of Arabian horse-breeding in the Arab world, Poland, America, and the United Kingdom. Also contained in this magnificent collection are the classic reference works on Arabian and Anglo-Arabian racehorses and their breeding. These standard works and encompassing sets of specialised thoroughbred literature include not only the indispensable guides to horse pedigrees, the Racing Calendar, General Stud Book, Spanish, American and Australian Stud Books, Bloodstock Breeders' Review, and Prior's Register of Thoroughbred Stallions, in near-complete runs stretching back as far as the 18th century, but also British and international horseracing history, and several volumes of exquisite coloured plates. The size and comprehensiveness of the present collection cannot be overstated; it is safe to say that it represents the largest private collection of its kind which has come up for sale in recent decades. Many of the items found here can be located in just a handful of public institutions worldwide. Such items come into the market so rarely (and have recently, like the Raswan Index and the AHRA Stud Books, commanded prices of five figures) that it would be impossible to build a comparable collection item-by-item; the volumes here represent a lifetime of serious dedication to the task. Yet the value of such a collection lies not simply in its impressive number of important publications, but in the vast amount of practical knowledge contained within. As the introduction to one manual expresses it, "The horses shown and described form the foundation ancestry of a major number of breeding programs being propagated today. They appear in every area of endeavour. Yet pictures and facts are not easy to obtain. A knowledge of what has been and is, what proved successful and what endured, is pertinent to the maintenance of type and quality in the Arabian. Whatever your chosen bloodline this is a worthy study."Illustrated catalogue available upon request.

  • Image du vendeur pour A library on Arabian horse breeding, including Stud Books and General Reference. From the Le Vivier and Marcia Parkinson Collections, with Additions from the Library of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria. mis en vente par Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

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    The largest collection of its kind in private hands. 244 works in more than 800 volumes. Mostly original or first editions. Published in Austin, Cairo, Chicago, Hildesheim, London, Marburg, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riga, Tehran, Warsaw and other places in the years 1788 to 2011. Amassed over the last fifty years and covering four centuries of relevant material, the present collection spans all aspects of the history and development of the breeding of Arabian horses. It comprises within itself many books from the Le Vivier collection: fine press books of racing and thoroughbred literature produced by Eugene Connett's famous Derrydale press, as well as numerous important items from the library of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria (1808-88), himself a great enthusiast of Arabic horses. We here find the early Arabian Horse Registry of America Stud Books, and many items also bear presentation inscriptions from the authors (Carl Raswan, Gladys Brown Edwards, etc.). The common practice in such a specialized field, most of the publications here were issued for a very limited circulation in runs of 1,000 or fewer individually-numbered copies. - As a reference library for breeding the collection is unparalleled: almost any Arabian horse's forefathers will be found amongst the exhaustive stud books and breeding serials from the 18th to the 20th century, from Egypt, Australia, Iran, Spain, Russia, the USA, etc., often with accompanying photographs. Perhaps the most famous reference work is the Raswan Index, of which only 380 copies were printed (and many destroyed by a flood). Raswan became an expert on the Arabian breed through his lengthy trips to the desert, where he lived with the Bedouins and learned their language and customs. Several scarce early 20th century works also testify to the Western fascination with the Bedouin and desert roots of the Arabian horse: Homer Davenport's 'My Quest of the Arabian Horse' (1909) and Raswan's 'The Black Tents of Arabia: My Life Amongst the Bedouins' (1935). - Alongside modern surveys of the key centres of horse-breeding in the Arab world, the early Western classics are also found here in their scarce first editions. French and German authors are also well-represented, including the text and first French translation of the 'Hilyat al-fursân wa-shi'âr ash-shuj'ân', an abridgement of Ibn Hudhail's horse treatise, prepared around 1400. Finally, the owner's collection of notable catalogues and magazines paints a fascinating composite picture of the evolution, and heyday, of Arabian horse-breeding in the Arab world, Poland, America, and the United Kingdom. - Also contained in this magnificent collection are the classic reference works on Arabian and Anglo-Arabian racehorses and their breeding. These standard works and encompassing sets of specialised thoroughbred literature include not only the indispensable guides to horse pedigrees, the Racing Calendar, General Stud Book, Spanish, American and Australian Stud Books, Bloodstock Breeders' Review, and Prior's Register of Thoroughbred Stallions, in near-complete runs stretching back as far as the 18th century, but also British and international horseracing history, and several volumes of exquisite coloured plates. - The size and comprehensiveness of the present collection cannot be overstated; it is safe to say that it represents the largest private collection of its kind which has come up for sale in recent decades. Many of the items found here can be located in just a handful of public institutions worldwide. Such items come into the market so rarely (and have recently, like the Raswan Index and the AHRA Stud Books, commanded prices of five figures) that it would be impossible to build a comparable collection item-by-item; the volumes here represent a lifetime of serious dedication to the task. Yet the value of such a collection lies not simply in its impressive number of important publications, but in the vast amount of practical knowledge contained within. - Illustrated catalogue available upon request.

  • Image du vendeur pour An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. mis en vente par Peter Harrington.  ABA/ ILAB.

    SMITH, Adam.

    Edité par London: printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776, 1776

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    First edition of the Wealth of Nations, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), a handsome copy in contemporary calf gilt, with an interesting double provenance, first from the renowned library of Kirtlington Park, subsequently in the private collection of the Dillon family, an American financial dynasty. "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing" (PMM). It "had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB). The first edition is thought to have had a press run of either 500 or 750 copies (Tribe). The political career of Sir Henry Watkin Dashwood, third Baronet (1745-1828) was of mixed success. His extravagant lifestyle and the expenses tied to the family's lavish estate of Kirtlington Park - known for its significant library, rich Rococo interior, and grounds landscaped by Capability Brown - left him in near-constant debt. On coming into his inheritance upon his father's death in 1779, Dashwood paid off said debts through the sale of most of the family estates. Despite this he "was 'entirely ruin'd' by 1791 and therefore found it very necessary to remain in Parliament" (History of Parliament online). A drawing made by descendant Susan Alice Dashwood in the New York Metropolitan Museum shows a view of the library as it was in 1886; Kirtington's famed Rococo dining room is also at the Met. The Dunwalke Library label lists the names of Clarence Douglass Dillon (1909-2003) and his sister Dorothy Anne (1912-2005). Their father was the famed Wall Street financier C. D. Dillon (1882-1979), named by Fortune Magazine in 1957 as one of the richest men in the United States, with an estimated worth of $150 to $200 million. Clarence Douglass was chairman of his father's banking company Dillon, Read & Co. (1946-53) before serving as secretary of the treasury (1961-65) under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. In later life Dillon was appointed president and then chairman of the Met (1970-7, 1977-83). Dorothy Anne (married name Eweson) graduated from Barnard College Magna cum laude and served on its board for many years, as well as on the boards of numerous museums and historical societies. She was a great patron of the performing arts and supported medical research at Harvard, MIT, and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She died in 2005 at age 92, leaving behind a fortune estimated at $300 million. Goldsmiths' 11392; Grolier, English 57; Kress 7621; Printing and the Mind of Man 221; Rothschild 1897; Tribe 9; Vanderblue, p. 3. 2 volumes, quarto (285 x 223 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked preserving the original smooth spines, twin red and green morocco labels, elaborately gilt in compartments, floral-and-scrollwork border tooled in gilt to boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, edges yellow, green silk bookmarker. With the half-title in vol. 2 (no half-title issued for vol. 1) and the errata on title leaf verso of vol. 2 as called for, terminal blank to vol. 1 present. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Dashwood, Bart. of Kirtlington Park to front pastedowns, printed bookplate of Dunwalke Library (shelfmark L7) pasted above. Binding presents handsomely, the gilt particularly so, with a few faint marks and small spill-burns to boards, corners expertly restored. Very occasional light foxing and smudges, inner margins browned from bookmarkers, a couple of miniscule punctures to margins and closed tear to upper margin of vol. 1 E3 (none affecting text), negligible loss to tip of vol. 1 L1 lower corner, "2" carefully added in manuscript to signature of vol. 1 2Z3. Overall an excellent copy, the contents notably bright and crisp.

  • Image du vendeur pour Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. mis en vente par Peter Harrington.  ABA/ ILAB.

    TWAIN, Mark.

    Edité par New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, 1885

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    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the preliminary blank, "To Major J. B. Pond With the affections of Mark Twain Feb. 21/85", and further extensively inscribed by Pond ("This is the first copy that the author ever set his eyes on.") Major James Burton Pond (1838-1903) became a lecture manager after a distinguished career in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Pond was hired by Twain in the summer of 1884 to oversee his lengthy 1884-85 lecture tour which would encompass eighty cities and number over a hundred performances. The tour was a critical and commercial success, earning Twain $17,000, and included some of Twain's first readings from Huckleberry Finn. Only three substantive changes were introduced after the first printing: at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" was changed to "87"; at p. 57 the misprint "with the was" was corrected to "with the saw"; and at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" was corrected to "Decides". This copy has all these in first state. The frontispiece was printed separately and inserted at random, and has no relation to the order of the printed sheets. Copies in the original half morocco binding are the least often met with. Less than two weeks before publication, the publisher Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in half morocco. Webster's own copy, also half morocco, was dated by him as having been received from the binder on 26 November 1884. At some stage it was realised that the Uncle Silas illustration on page 283 had been mischievously tampered with. In this copy, the illustration is in first state. BAL 3415; Grolier, 100 American, 87; Johnson, pp. 43-50; Kevin MacDonnell, "Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers," Firsts; The Book Collector's Magazine, Volume 8, Number 9 (September 1998), pp. 28-35. Octavo (214 x 164 mm). Publisher's half morocco, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, rebacked with original spine laid down. Custom red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Photogravure portrait frontispiece (second state, with the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company and with "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." added to the finished edge of the shoulder), illustrated throughout with 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble. Boards slightly rubbed, one spot of soiling above text on title page, pp. 147-152 with minor loss from each upper corner not affecting text.

  • Image du vendeur pour Purchas his Pilgrimes. In five bookes [Together with:] Purchas his Pilgrimage. mis en vente par Peter Harrington.  ABA/ ILAB.

    PURCHAS, Samuel.

    Edité par London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26, 1625

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    First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the preferred fourth edition of the Pilgrimage; together this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith. The Pilgrimes was conceived as a continuation of Hakluyt, based in part on Hakluyt's remaining manuscripts, which Purchas had acquired about 1620, augmented by almost 20 years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The four-volume folio took more than three years to print; at the time of its publication it was the largest book ever seen through the English press. "Unlike Hakluyt, Purchas attempted to construct an argument upon geographical and historical evidence that was cosmopolitan, pan-European, global, and transhistorical. John Locke even-handedly advised in 1703 that for 'books of travel. the collections made by our countrymen, Hakluyt and Purchas, are very good'" (ODNB). "Today, Pilgrimes remains an indispensable resource for geographers, anthropologists, and historians alike, providing, among other things, prime sources for the early history of the Jamestown colony, and perhaps the best defence ever composed to justify England's claims to North America" (James William Kelly in Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, p. 985). In this set Pilgrimes has the engraved title page (often lacking) dated 1625, the map of Virginia in vol. IV in the 10th state according to Burden, with the whole engraved area present (often trimmed with loss). Pilgrimage, fourth edition, issued concurrently as a supplement, is the usual issue with the first quire reset, the title beginning Purchas (the other setting has Purchase), and the added dedication to King Charles. First published in 1613, the Pilgrimage gives Purchas's account of the various religions encountered throughout the world. Provenance: (i) the distinguished book collector Colonel Thomas Stanley (1749-1818), whose collection was sold in 1813; (ii) Roxburghe Club member Harry Drury (1778-1841), master at Harrow where he tutored Lord Byron to whom he later became a close friend; with his elegant ink note of the cost of £50.8.0 in the Stanley sale on the first flyleaf and his collation dated 1820; iii) Lancelot Holland (1781?-1859), his sale, S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson, 1859, without ownership mark but referred to in the note of the next owner; (iv) Henry Hucks Gibbs (1819-1907), 1st Baron Aldenham, with armorial bookplates of Aldenham House, Herts, in every volume, and his ownership inscriptions in pencil, one dated 1860. Gibbs was "a noted bibliophile with a celebrated library" (ODNB). His pencil note on the first flyleaf reads: "Bought through [Thomas and William] Boone for 60 guineas (the books being first backed with morocco) 13 3/8 by 8 3/8. Holland's sale. See Quaritch's prices for inferior copies." Alden & Landis 625/173; Borba de Moraes II, pp. 692-3; Church 401A; Hill 1403; Sabin 66682-6; STC 20509 & 20508.5; see Coolie Verner, "The First Maps of Virginia, 1590-1673", The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 58, No. 1 (January, 1950). Together 5 volumes (the supplemental Pilgrimage comprising the fifth volume), folio (340 x 212 mm). Eighteenth-century diced russia boards, single gilt rules, rebacked in morocco and relined with spot-marbled endpapers c.1859 in the manner of Francis Bedford, old red sprinkled edges. Engraved additional title to vol. I (second state, dated 1625; usually absent), 88 engraved maps (7 double-page or folding: the Virginia map in volume IV in Verner's state 7; 81 half-page in the text), numerous illustrations, mostly woodcut, but some engraved; additionally with 5 engraved portraits of the dedicatee of each volume inlaid and bound in before the dedication in each volume. Lacking the first blanks in all but vol. II. Some wear to corners generally and board-edges of vol. III; slightly foxed, mainly in the margins; the map of Virginia trimmed to the plate mark and remargined in the lower margin, the first of the two maps of China slightly trimmed and rehinged, 10 or so text leaves with restored defects in margins or corners not affecting text, a few minor marginal tears not affecting text, the colophon leaf of vol. II mounted, 1 text leaf (2A5) in Pilgrimage shorter at foot and presumably supplied, these minor restorations skilfully done, the text not washed or pressed. Overall, a notably tall set, only sparingly trimmed by the first binder, retaining several uncut deckle edges at foot, very good.

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    SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867).

    Edité par London: Henry G. Bohn, 1841., 1841

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    4 volumes, Atlas and Text: 2 atlas volumes, broadsheets (26 1/4 x 21 in.; 66.7 x 53.3 cm). 2 engraved title-pages with handcolored vignettes, 218 MAGNIFICENT etched plates of birds by and after W.H. Lizars, Robert Mitford, William Jardine and Selby, with richly saturated original handcoloring, all heightened with gum arabic, 4 uncolored plates at the end of volume one; title-pages creased and strengthened on verso, pl. LXXXVII (Solan Gannet) shaved at bottom slightly affecting caption, long vertical creases to 2 plates and a few plates with corners creased towards the end of volume II, 2 guard sheets with closed tears. Contemporary full maroon morocco panelled gilt with numerous filets and decorative roll tools, the spine in seven compartments with six raised bands, lettered gilt in two, the others decorated with fine gilt tools, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, by White of Pall Mall; Atlas: extremities scuffed, color unevenly darkened, gutters of free endpapers repaired and fore-edges and bottom margins extended in facsimile; 2 text volumes, 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.; 21.6 x 13.3 cm). One or two spots. Bound uniformly with the atlas volumes in full maroon morocco by White of Pall Mall; unevenly darkened. THE "ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF AUDUBON'S GREAT WORK" (Mullens and Swann). A fine copy of the Bohn reissue of Selby's magnum opus, first published in parts at irregular intervals in Edinburgh in 1834. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of 'Illustrations of British Ornithology' are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds . The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. After so many books with small, stiff bird portraits, this new atlas with its life-size figures and more relaxed drawing was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration" (Jackson). Selby showed a "great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district. his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology. He was a skilful fisherman and an excellent shot. Selby's major work, 'Illustrations of British Ornithology', was published in nineteen parts between 1821 and 1833. It contained some 222 plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford. In 1819 Mitford was taught to etch by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, 'Land Birds' in 1825 (revised in 1833) and 'Water Birds' in 1833. The specimens on which the figures were based were nearly all collected and set up by Selby, aided by his butler, Richard Moffitt. "From 1825 until 1841 Selby assisted his friend Sir William Jardine (1800-1874) with the descriptions, drawings, and etchings for their joint publication, 'Illustrations of Ornithology' (1836-43). During this period, in 1835 and 1836 respectively, he also wrote the volumes 'Pigeons and Parrots' for Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library'. Together, in conjunction with George Johnston, Selby and Jardine founded the 'Magazine of Zoology and Botany' in 1836, which was widened in scope in 1838 when the name was changed to 'Annals of Natural History'. Selby remained an editor until his death, contributing notes and articles up to 1841. He joined the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club soon after it was founded in 1831 and served as its president in 1834 and again in 1844. Between 1832 and 1859 he contributed many papers to the 'History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club'. Further papers were published in other journals between 1.

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    SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867).

    Edité par Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]., 1823

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    SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867). Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology. Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]. 2 volumes. Folio. Atlas volumes only: Land Birds (23 4/8 x 20 1/8 inches). Engraved title-page, 4 uncloloured etched plates, 89 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE etched plates with MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR, HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD AND GUM ARABIC by Selby, Robert Mitford and W. H. Lizars after Selby, Mitford and Sir William Jardine, on paper watermarked Ruse & Turners 1815, 1818, J. Whatman 1820, 1821, 1831 and 1832, and J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1821, 1822, 1823 and 1824; Water Birds (25 4/8 x 20 4/8 inches). Engraved title-page (creased), 129, including 4 with folding extensions, EXCEPTIONALLY FINE etched plates with MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD AND GUM ARABIC by Selby, Robert Mitford and W. H. Lizars after Selby, Mitford and Sir William Jardine, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1823, 1825 - 1831 (plate XCI with triangular tear within the plate-mark but not affecting the text). Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, gilt, each cover with a central panel of marbled paper (rebacked preserving the original spines, scuffed, shelfmarks at each foot). Provenance: from the Spokane Public Library, with their perforated library on the title-page of volume one only, their ink library stamp on the first plate and rear endpaper of each volume and on plate LV in volume II, with their bookplate on the front paste-down of each volume; with Christie's East, October 12th, 2000, lot 154 'ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF AUDUBON'S GREAT WORK (Mullens and Swann) AN EXTREMELY FINE AND EARLY ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ATLAS VOLUMES TO SELBY'S BRITISH ORNITHOLOGY, officially published in 1834, but issued from 1819 to 1840. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of "Illustrations of British Ornithology" are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds . The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. After so many books with small, stiff bird portraits, this new atlas with its life-size figures and more relaxed drawing was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration" (Jackson). Selby showed a "great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district. his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology. He was a skilful fisherman and an excellent shot. Selby's major work, "Illustrations of British Ornithology", was published in nineteen parts between 1821 and 1833. It contained some 222 plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford. In 1819 Mitford was taught to etch by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, "Land Birds" in 1825 (revised in 1833) and "Water Birds" in 1833. The specimens on which the figures were based were nearly all collected and set up by Selby, aided by his butler, Richard Moffitt. "From 1825 until 1841 Selby assisted his friend Sir William Jardine (1800 1874) with the descriptions, drawings, and etchings for their joint publication,'Illustrations of Ornithology' (1836 43). During this period, in 1835 and 1836 respectively, he also wrote the volumes 'Pigeons and Parrots' for Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library'. Together, in conjunction with George Johnston, Selby and Jardine founded the 'Magazine of Zoology and Botany' in 1836, which was widened in scope in 1838 when the name was changed to 'Annals of Natural History'. Selby remained an.

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    Thomas, Malcolm

    Edité par late 1940's to 1971, New York, 1940

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    A collection of approximately 2,000 photographs and negatives, taken by amateur African-American photographer Malcolm Downes Thomas (c. 1900 - c. 1972) from the late 1940's to 1971. Thomas photographed various aspects of New York City street and family scenes in both Manhattan and Harlem, Eastern Long Island landscapes and wildlife and a variety of images taken on various Caribbean islands. The collection also includes over a hundred original photographs and negatives of Bettie Page in a private session taken in 1952. In its entirety, this collection represents a vision of nature, street scenes, human interest, and erotica as seen from the perspective of an affluent African-American. Thomas focused his photographs of human subjects on his fellow African-Americans, taking not only numerous study series of portraits but also spontaneous shots of everyday life. Children playing, people watching Television on the couch, and social gatherings are all represented. New York local events are recorded in this collection, including Wrestling Matches (3/29/53), a New York fire and efforts to extinguish it (1/7/53), African-American's swimming in the ocean (1953), and outdoor Ice-Skating (12/51). His cityscape work is not limited to either the narrow or the broad, allowing both views of facades and paint as well as skylines. The nature work follows a similar trend, with close-ups of grasshoppers, rabbits, flowers, and others, followed by islands and landscapes. His early travels included Mexico in 1951/52, St. Thomas in 1953, and Nassau in 1953 where he and his wife participated in various photographic contests and won awards or citations for specific images. Fashion and erotica are represented as well. Thomas photographed an unknown African-American woman modelling various outfits in various poses (12/20/52). His erotica images include a private Bettie Page session dated 3/8/52 with over a hundred negatives and an unknown East-Asian woman photographed nude on at least three different occasions, 2/16/52, 12/18/53 and 12/19/53. Thomas was a Navy radar installer and later a Master Electrician. In 1943 he married his third wife Velma Henry who was a registered nurse. Together they took up photography as a hobby, traveling frequently to the Caribbean and Mexico searching for photographic opportunities. They both preferred Leica cameras for their shots. Thomas developed his own work in their kitchen, some birds and flowers were done in color, the rest were black and white. They subsequently built a home in Quoque, Long Island for weekend trips and vacations. They had no children. According to family lore, during the 1940's Malcolm Thomas became a member of the Pioneer Photography Club, comprised of black friends. There is a story that one of the members (Jerry Tibbs) was on a New York beach and saw this beautiful woman (Bettie Mae Page) who agreed to pose for him and other members of the Pioneer Photography Club. This story is similar to the one told by Bettie Page herself, that in 1950, while walking along the Coney Island shore, Bettie met NYPD officer Jerry Tibbs. Jerry was an avid photographer and gave Bettie his card. He suggested she'd make a good pin-up model, and in exchange for allowing him to photograph her, he'd help make up her first pin-up portfolio, free of charge. Tibbs introduced Page to other Harlem photographers like the legendary Jamaican nude photographer and jazz musician Cass Carr. Carr hired her as a model in 1952 for his nude "Camera Club Outings" in which amateur and professional cameramen would pay her ten dollars to pose. By 1955 Bettie Page had become the most photographed glamour model in the United States and was the January 1955 Playboy magazine Playmate of the Month In addition to the photographic archive, the owner of the collection, Malcolm Thomas' nephew Louis P. Brown, has created an uncorrected oblong folio proof copy of Malcom Thomas' photographic works titled "Malcolm Thomas: Photographic Memoir" He is in.

  • Image du vendeur pour I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story. mis en vente par Peter Harrington.  ABA/ ILAB.

    FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

    Edité par [Asheville, NC: Grove Park Inn, summer 1936], 1936

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    Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October. The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is "I Never Got Over"; in the second, that is amended in manuscript to "I Didn't Get Over". In the story, a former army captain who failed to make it to the front in the First World War confesses his responsibility for a training-camp accident that claimed the lives of several soldiers. At the end, the second draft, Fitzgerald adds in pencil the coda that makes the identity of the army captain clear: "I was that captain, and when I rode up to join my company he acted as if he'd never seen me before. It kind of threw me off - because I used to love this place. Well - good night." The summer of 1936 was a difficult one for Fitzgerald. From February to April 1936, he had published the essays in Esquire magazine that are now well known as The Crack-Up, the articles that helped invent confessional journalism, in which he revealed the collapse of his life and his hopes, and his determination to save himself with his art. A year or so later, he would begin work on his last, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon. From the collection of James B. Hurley. In 1936, having just graduated from Brown University with a BA in English, Hurley left his hometown of Providence, RI and went to North Carolina looking for work. He answered a classified ad to do some typing and found himself employed by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hurley typed Fitzgerald's manuscripts, which were written in longhand, on a Remington portable designed for double-spaced work. Fitzgerald wanted his his first drafts triple-spaced in order to edit between his lines, so Hurley turned the roller and carriage by hand to provide three spaces. Hurley worked for Fitzgerald for nine months, at the end of which Fitzgerald inscribed three of his novels to Hurley and presented him with the manuscripts of two short stories, this and the Civil War story, "The End of Hate". Both were sold at auction, Sotheby's New York, 4 Dec. 1996, the present two drafts as lot 88. The story was first published in book form in the posthumous collection Afternoon of an Author (1957). Bruccoli C266. First draft: 20 leaves, various sizes (largest 330 x 214 mm), partly triple-spaced typescript with pencil holograph amendments, completed in pencil manuscript. Second draft: 9 pages (US Letter: 11 x 8.5 ins), double-spaced typescript with pencil holograph amendments.

  • Image du vendeur pour To Kill a Mockingbird. Original Harper Lee Drawing, Painting and Letter Collection. mis en vente par Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB

    Lee, Harper

    Edité par J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & New York, 1960

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    First edition of perhaps the most important American novel of the 20th century, inscribed by Harper Lee to a close college friend and with a scarce archive of drawings and letters exchanged between the two. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Association copy, inscribed by Harper Lee to close University of Alabama college friend, Charles Weldon Carruth, "To my dear friend Charles, with love always -- Harper Lee." In the fall term of 1945, Lee and Carruth both enrolled in a Shakespeare course taught by one of the University of Alabama's most famous faculty members, Hudson Strode, who directed the school's theatre troupe and taught several courses in theatre and creative-writing. At the University of Alabama, Lee contributed a regular column to the campus newspaper, 'Caustic Comments for Crimson White', as well as many articles to the university's humor magazine, Rammer Jammer, of which she became editor in chief in 1946. Lee ultimately dropped out of college before graduation and moved to Manhattan in 1949 to pursue writing as a career; Carruth later moved to New York City as well, where he worked as a radio producer before becoming a writer and editor for the Catholic News. Near fine in the rare first-issue dust jacket which is in very good condition. Accompanied by an exceptionally rare archive of pencil and ink drawings sketched by Lee of Carruth, caricatures drawn by her while attending Strode's Shakespeare courses, an original acrylic portrait by Lee of Carruth inscribed by her on the verso "From Nelle Lee, Dec 25, 1952", and three letters written by Lee to Carruth regarding her thoughts on her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Measuring 8 inches by 10 inches on ruled sheets of paper, the 11 drawings, four of which are signed by Lee "NLee", include 5 realist studies of Carruth in various poses and six captioned caricatures in ink depicting him as Shakespearean leads including: a portrayal of Shylock as a pawn shop owner and "Money Lender Extraordinaire: Easy Loans - Pound of Flesh Compounded Semi-Annually", King Lear standing on the cliffs of Dover with a price tag ("$3.98") hanging from his cloak, Hamlet standing on a diving board with Yorick's skull and a bloody knife hidden behind his back (performed at the "Old Vic"), Julius Caesar smoking a pipe while "contemplating the infinite"; Othello towering over an angel and devil; Cassius dripping dry outside the Roman baths where "you must have a ticket before you bathe", Malvolio, "the impatient one," crossing his legs while "waiting to go to the jakes", and Carruth dressed as an unidentified female character with Carruth's note, "Fall Quarter/ Univ. Ala 1945". Additionally included is a caricature of Professor Strode wearing the breeches and curly-toed shoes of a court jester with his book "Timeless Mexico" in one hand and Yorick's skull in the other, signed "Nelle Lee" and dated "11/8/45." Showcasing not only the depth, but also the length of Lee and Carruth's friendship, the three letters include a letter written by Lee to Carruth in 1991 regarding his retirement, "My beloved Charlie, I can't think of anyone to whom these words apply more -- in your work, in your life -- 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant.' .You are one of the most special people to me, and you have meant so much to my life." Two years later, in January 1993, the second letter thanks him for a ".lovely Christmas remembrance and, farther back, your memoir of Winston County [Alabama, where Carruth was born]." Despairing the changes occurring in her hometown, she continues, "You remember the Faulknerian prophecy -- the Snopeses shall inherit the earth? They've already taken over Monroeville . they are trying to turn Harper Lee into a tourist attraction like Graceland or Elvis." She goes on to discuss the restoration of the Old Courthouse, and remarks that she "nearly had a fit" after seeing a billboard featuring a mockingbird, describing it as "in indescribable taste" and "a fraud on the public". "[They] say they are doing this to honor me. What they are doing . [is] embarrassing me beyond endurance . So keep an eye out for a small place that will hold 10,000 books . is near grocery stores & hospitals, and you! . We can look at each other and celebrate our longevity." Signed by Lee as the Queen Victoria, "Your unamused but loving, Victoria R & I." Lee often gave herself nicknames when signing letters: "Francesca da Rimini," one of Dante's damned, when she felt hopeless; "E. Bouverie Pusey," the Anglican theologian, when she got worked up about some finer points of theology; and "Victoria R/I"--the Queen Empress Victoria--when she felt royal and moody. A remarkable collection offering unprecedented insight into the education, broad talents, unique sense of humor, and deep personal thoughts regarding the reception of the most important work of one of America's most respected and enigmatic writers. Four years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee remarked, "I never expected any sort of success with Mockingbird. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected." Based on Lee's experiences growing up in the Deep South, the primary themes of the novel involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence with Atticus Finch, the narrator's father, serving as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. The story, told by the six-year-old Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, takes place between 1933 and 35 and follows the story of a local black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a young white woman. Appointed to defend him, Atticus Finch establishes Robinson's innocence and a devious plot to.

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    Couverture souple. Etat : Très bon. Edition originale. "RARE COLLECTION d'environ 25000 revues, magazines, journaux originaux publiés entre 1860 et 1980" avec entre-autres LA LUNE, L'ÉCLIPSE, LE PETIT JOURNAL, LE PETIT PARISIEN, LYON RÉPUBLICAIN, LE SOLEIL DU DIMANCHE, LE MONDE ILLUSTRÉ, LE MONITEUR ILLUSTRÉ, GIL BLAS, L'ASSIETTE AU BEURRE, LE PÊLE-MÊLE, LE RIRE, LE RIRE ROUGE, LA BAÏONNETTE, LA VIE POPULAIRE, PSCHITT, L'AÏOLI, LES ANNALES, LE BON VIVANT, NOS LOISIRS, LE CHAMBARD SOCIALISTE, LE COMBAT, J'AI VU, LE DIMANCHE ILLUSTRÉ, LE MIROIR, L'ILLUSTRATION, FRANCE ILLUSTRATION, LE MIROIR DU MONDE, LA SEMAINE, 7 JOURS, COUP DE PATTE, MATCH, PARIS MATCH, L'ÉCHO DE LA MODE, ELLE, MARIE-CLAIRE, JOURS DE FRANCE, NOIR ET BLANC, HARA-KIRI, HARA-KIRI HEBDO, CHARLIE HEBDO, LE CANARD ENCHAINÉ,LE CRAPOUILLOT, LUI, PARIS-HOLLYWOOD, LA VIE PARISIENNE, RIDENDO, Etc., Etc., Etc. / Collection visible sur rendez-vous près d'Avignon (Téléphone: 04 90 38 56 82).

  • Image du vendeur pour La décade égyptienne. Journal littéraire et d économie politique.Cairo, Imprimerie Nationale, an VII-VIII [1798-1801]. 3 volumes. Small 4to. Set in roman, italic and naskh Arabic types. Near-contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines, green paper sides. mis en vente par Antiquariaat FORUM BV

    [2], 300; [2], 300 pp. 316 pp.Extremely rare, entirely complete run of this journal, praised by Guérmard as a "truly scientific review" and hailed by Glass and Roper as the first periodical published in the "Arab world". The 916 pages of these various issues appeared between 1798 and 21 March 1801: first every 10 days, then monthly for the second volume, and quarterly for the third. The periodical [.] La Décade Egyptienne [was one of] the first press productions of Egypt" (D. Glass and G. Roper, cf. below). The journal took its name from the "Décade philosophique", the publication of the Institut National s Section des Sciences morales et politiques, and contains "soit le texte intégral, soit le texte intégral, soit des extraits d un grand nombre de mémoires ou rapports présentés au premier Institut d Égypte par des membres de l expédition, faisant pour la plupart partie de la Commission des sciences et arts. On y trouve également des observations faites par des médicins placés sous les ordres de Desgenettes. Celui-ci dirigea d ailleurs la publication après le départ de Tallien" (de Meulenaere). At the time of the French capitulation, the first 24 pages of a fourth volume were in the press, but they were never distributed, and the only copy of these sheets remains in the Library of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels (cf. ibid.).First and last volume show traces of worming, occasionally touching the text, with additional brownstains in the lower corner of vol. 3 near the end. Bound in the mid-19th century for Gaillardot Bey, with his handwritten ownership "Ch. Gaillardot" on the half-title of the first volume. Later in the collection of the writer André Maurois (1885-1967) with his engraved bookplate to pastedown.l Glass/G. Roper, Arabic Book and Newspaper Printing in the Arab World, in: Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution (Gutenberg Museum Mainz 2002), pp. 177-216, at pp. 182 & 207 ("scientific magazine [. first periodical] of the Arab world "). Maunier, Bibliogr. économique, juridique, et sociale de l Égypte moderne, p. XXIV, no. 2. De Meulenaere, Bibliogr. raisonnée des témoignages de l Expédition de l Égypte, p. 57. Not in Blackmer or Atabey.

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    Décade égyptienne].

    Edité par Cairo, de l'imprimerie nationale, an VII-VIII [1798-1801]., 1801

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    Small 4to. 3 vols. (2), 300 pp. (2), 300 pp. 316 pp. Near-contemporary half calf over green papered boards with gilt spines. Extremely rare, entirely complete run of this journal, praised by Guérmard as a "truly scientific review" and hailed by Glass and Roper as the first periodical published in the "Arab world". The 916 pages of these various issues appeared between 1798 and 21 March 1801: first every 10 days, then monthly for the second volume, and quarterly for the third. - The journal has great interest for marking the beginning of printing in Egypt: "The expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt from 1798 until 1801 was a prelude to modernity. It was to change permanently the traditional Arab world [.] The French brought Arabic typography to Egypt [.] For, leaving aside the Hebrew printing presses in Egypt of the 16th to the 18th centuries, until this date announcements and news adressed to Arabs there, as well as in other parts of the Arab-Islamic world, had been spread only in hand-writing or orally, by criers, preachers or storytellers [.] The periodical [.] 'La Décade Egyptienne' [was one of] the first press productions of Egypt" (D. Glass and G. Roper, cf. below). - The journal took its name from the "Décade philosophique", the publication of the Institut National's Section des Sciences morales et politiques, and contains "soit le texte intégral, soit le texte intégral, soit des extraits d'un grand nombre de mémoires ou rapports présentés au premier Institut d'Égypte par des membres de l'expédition, faisant pour la plupart partie de la Commission des sciences et arts. On y trouve également des observations faites par des médicins placés sous les ordres de Desgenettes. Celui-ci dirigea d'ailleurs la publication après le départ de Tallien" (de Meulenaere). At the time of the French capitulation, the first 24 pages of a fourth volume were in the press, but they were never distributed, and the only copy of these sheets remains in the Library of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels (cf. ibid.). - First and last volume show traces of worming, occasionally touching the text, with additional brownstains in the lower corner of vol. 3 near the end. Bound in the mid-19th century for Gaillardot Bey, with his handwritten ownership "Ch. Gaillardot" on the half-title of the first volume. D. Charles Gaillardot (1814-83) served as one of the two vice-presidents of the Egyptian Institute in 1881. A professor of natural history at the National School of Medicine in Cairo founded by Antoine Clot Bey, for 20 years head physician at the military hospital and finally director of the Cairo medical school, he had created in the Egyptian capital a "Musée Bonaparte" of his personal collections, comprising books, engravings, weapons, and decorative items - keepsakes of the French Expedition to Egypt, today dispersed (cf. Gerhard Rohlfs, Voyages et explorations; Marc Chartier, Bayt el-Sennari). Later in the collection of the writer André Maurois (1885-1967) with his engraved bookplate to pastedown. D. Glass/G. Roper, Arabic Book and Newspaper Printing in the Arab World, in: Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution (Gutenberg Museum Mainz 2002), pp. 177-216, at pp. 182 & 207 ("scientific magazine [. first periodical] of the 'Arab world'"). Maunier, Bibliogr. économique, juridique, et sociale de l'Égypte moderne, p. XXIV, no. 2. De Meulenaere, Bibliogr. raisonnée des témoignages de l'Expédition de l'Égypte, p. 57. Not in Blackmer or Atabey.

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    ELIZABETH TWINING (1805-1889) and other contributors

    Date d'édition : 1841

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    Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. ELIZABETH TWINING (1805-1889) and other contributors Album of Original Watercolors and Sketches Published by 1838-1841, 1841 4to., (11 2/8 x 9 in). 30 original watercolor drawings of flowers and fruit identified as being by Elizabeth Twining, 2 family portraits by her, one signed by Jane Twining, and one by A. Twining, 2 signed by Julia Boyd (her niece?), and 18 further watercolor drawings or sketches of flowers and views by unknown artists. Tipped in to later half black morocco, gilt, marbled paper boards album. Provenance: By descent from the artist to the Boyd family. The family portraits are identified as William Brewster Twining and Charles Twining, sons of George Twining (Elizabeth s nephew), My maternal Grandfather, WB one on paper watermarked 1834. The portraits of plants by Elizabeth Twining are: Cypryipedium calceolus, Arnecliffe 1838; Epipactis palustris, Arnecliffe: Italy. 1838; Epipactis; Epipactis latipolia; Ophrys muscifera. June 1841; Posey of spring flowers; Saxifraga granulata, Arnecliffe Churchyard May 1841; Saxifraga tridactylites, May 1841; Saxifraga hypnoides, 1841; Saxifraga umbrosa, Hesleden Gill; Geranium robertianum and Cistus helianthemum, 1839; Geranium pratense; Geranium sanguineum, Arncliffe 1839; Polemonium caeruleu, 1839; Convallaria polygonatum, 1841; Trollus europaeus, 1841; Vaccinum myrtillus, 1841; Menyanthes trifoliata; Primula farinosa; Cistus helianthemum; Colchicum autumnale, Arncliffe 1839; Rubus chamaemorus, 1841; Dryas octopetala, 1839; Parnassia palustris, Arnecliffe 1839; Pinguicula vulgaris; Galeopsis vericolor, August 1839; Butonius umbellatus, June 1846; Pyrola media, 1846; Campanula latifolia (folding, spotted); Geranium pratense, Arnecliffe July 1839; Apple Grown at Sheen , 1841. Elizabeth Twining was born into an illustrious Twinings tea family. One of nine siblings, she was raised in London and was afforded the best education that could be provided in the day, including drawing and art lessons, travel, and access to many famous museums. A great admirer of Curtis s Botanical Magazine, she was inspired to draw plants from life at famous gardens, including the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew and Lexden Park in Colchester. Her drawings were used to illustrate a number of books on the subject of botany, most notably the two-volume Illustrations of the Natural Order of Plants (volume I in 1849, volume II in 1855), which included a total of 160 hand-colored lithographs. Today, Elizabeth Twining would be considered a woman activist. In her own time, she joined the select group of extraordinary women botanical artists such as Maria Merian and Elizabeth Blackwell. Twining set up and managed a temperance hall, renovated the parish almshouses near her Twickenham home, and, after a long association with King s College Hospital, she established the Saint John s hospital for the treatment of the poor. She was the first to organize mothers meetings in London, for which she wrote Ten Years in a Ragged School and Readings for Mothers Meetings, and contributed to the founding of the Bedford College for Women by Elizabeth Jesser Reid. Loca: 6.3BC.19F.

  • Image du vendeur pour The Illustrated London News mis en vente par Rooke Books PBFA

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    Cloth. Etat : Good. Various (illustrateur). First edition. A vanishingly scarce continuous run of the highly influential Victorian periodical The Illustrated London News, replete with many highly desirable folding plates and illustrations and covering some of the most important events of the nineteenth century. Folio. A vanishingly scarce continuous run, being volumes 1-138 published between 1842 and 1910. In the original highly decorative publisher's cloth binding. Copiously illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome, with many of the highly sought after city panoramas including Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris and Rome present. As is common with this work, many of the folding plates have been removed, however, the work is still highly illustrated throughout with many of the folding plates and panoramas remaining. The highly sought after July-December 1878 volume, known as the Cyprus volume, is present. Please note that due to the scale of the set, a complete collation is not available here, although we would be happy to offer further information and collation as required. The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper; the first issue appeared on Saturday 14 May 1842. Printer and newsagent Herbert Ingram moved from Nottingham to London in early 1842. Inspired by how the Weekly Chronicle always sold more copies when it featured an illustration, he had the idea of publishing a weekly newspaper that would contain pictures in every edition. By 1863 The Illustrated London News was selling more than 300,000 copies every week, enormous figures in comparison to other British newspapers of the time. The work rose to fame following its publication of the designs for the Crystal Palace in 1851 and of the funeral of the Duke of Wellington.The work is credited with moving illustrations from purely a satirical device in mainstream news, to a credible and factual reporting tool, publishing over 750,000 illustrations during its existence. Important historical moments to these volumes include The Great Exhibition of 1851, 'The New Church of St Nicholas, Hamburg' Queen, Queen Victoria visiting Germany, The Beethoven festival, Pilbrow's atmospheric railway, the burning of the Bowery Theatre New York, the funeral of the Duke of Cambridge, 'Visit of the Queen and Prince Consort to The Emperor Napoleon at Paris 1855 ', Sir Allen William Young's 1876 expedition on the 'Pandora' for which he received a knighthood in recognition of his services, the death and funeral of the Prince Imperial, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, The Phoenix Park Murders and the departure of Sir John Franklin on what is now known as his 'Lost Expedition' to the second volume at page 328. There is also extensive coverage of the Zulu war and other military conflicts in addition to the sections of sheet music and general newspaper puzzles. Volume LVI contains notable articles including the plans for the proposed Channel Railway Ferry, plans relating to The Amsterdam Ship Canal and the obituary for influential Private Secretary General Charles Grey. Volume LVII is notable for its discussion on the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, including a portrait and article relating to General Vogel Von Falkenstein, a Prussian General der Infanterie. The work also contains an engraving of the Town of Mezieres, which was greatly impacted by the conflict and wounded soldiers in the Gardens of Versailles. The work also contains a charming two page engraving showing the Opening of the Thames Embankment. An impressive continuous run of the highly influential Victorian periodical, The Illustrated London News, containing many highly important references to British history, as well as many charming and highly desirable plates. In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt detail. Volume 2 of 1874 has been rebound in morocco. Externally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities. Marks to the occasional board. The very occasional volume, including volume 55 is lacking the back strip although the majority remain present and very smart. The occasional patch of damp staining to the boards, including to volumes 57, 59 and 44. Due to the weight of the volumes, hinges are strained. Text block detached from binding to volume 102. Internally most volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with age toning and scattered spotting heavier to the extremities and the fore edge. The occasional volume has significant closed tears, including closed tears and loss to volumes 55. Writing to the fore edge of volume 55. The occasional tide mark, including to volume 44. Loss and closed tears to several of the folding plates and panoramas. Many pages are closely cropped with the occasional loss to the text. Many plates, including plates and panoramas have been removed. Additional condition notes can be sent across at request. Good. book.

  • Image du vendeur pour A Raymond Chandler Collection mis en vente par Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS

    Chandler, Raymond

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    Hardcover. Etat : Wie neu. Etat de la jaquette : Wie neu. 1. Auflage. On offer is a comprehensive collection based on the writings of Raymond Chandler brought together over the last twenty-five years. The collection includes mostly fine original publications of nineteen of the twenty-four stories the author published in different magazines like Black Mask or Dime Detective (including his very first novelette "Blackmailers Don't Shoot"); over thirty first editions of Chandler's books, many in fine condition in fine (dust) wrappers, original publications in various magazines; a superb 1957 autograph postcard to his publisher Hamish Hamilton, discussing Marlowe's marriage to the "8 million dollar girl" (see picture), various editions of his letters, notes and papers; three books from Chandler's own library; a fascinating selection of books and writers mentioned in the Marlowe novels; works on Chandler; some movies, comics and memorabilia. While we intend to sell the collection as a whole, we are willing to part with some items that may catch your interest. You can download an illustrated catalogue (and e.g. enjoy photographs of all the original covers of all the stories) from us at ygrbooks.ch. Signatur des Verfassers.

  • Image du vendeur pour Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology [and] . Water Birds. mis en vente par Arader Galleries - AraderNYC

    SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867).

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    2 atlas volumes only, broadsheets (25 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.;65.4 x 52.1 cm). 2 engraved title-pages with hand-colored vignettes, 2 engraved title-pages with handcolored vignettes, 218 MAGNIFICENT etched plates of birds by and after W.H. Lizars, Robert Mitford, William Jardine and Selby, with richly saturated original handcoloring, all heightened with gum arabic, 4 uncolored plates at the end of volume one; long vertical creases in left margin of both title-pages; VOL I: title discolored and strengthened along fore-edge, vertical creases affecting 5 plates in vol. 1 (pl. I*, XXXIII, XLVIII, and uncolored pls. II-IV), fore-edges of first three plates in vol. I strengthened, small marginal repair at top of uncolored plate II. VOL. II: title soiled and margins repaired, long vertical creases in left margin of first 2 plates, flattened horizontal crease midway through pl. XLVII*, plate number and caption of pl. LXXVI (Norther Diver) cropped, pl. LXXXVII* (Solan Gannet, Old) caption shaved, some spotting to background of pl. CII (Fulman Petrel). Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, the spines in 8 compartments, 7 raised bands, 2 with citron morocco lettering-pieces, the others decorated with small gilt tools, edges gilt; rebacked preserving the original spines, extremities quite scuffed, hinges and endpapers renewed. THE "ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF AUDUBON'S GREAT WORK" (Mullens and Swann). A fine copy of the Bohn reissue of Selby's magnum opus, first published in parts at irregular intervals in Edinburgh in 1834. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of 'Illustrations of British Ornithology' are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds . The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. After so many books with small, stiff bird portraits, this new atlas with its life-size figures and more relaxed drawing was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration" (Jackson). Selby showed a "great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district. his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology. He was a skilful fisherman and an excellent shot. Selby's major work, 'Illustrations of British Ornithology', was published in nineteen parts between 1821 and 1833. It contained some 222 plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford. In 1819 Mitford was taught to etch by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, 'Land Birds' in 1825 (revised in 1833) and 'Water Birds' in 1833. The specimens on which the figures were based were nearly all collected and set up by Selby, aided by his butler, Richard Moffitt. "From 1825 until 1841 Selby assisted his friend Sir William Jardine (1800-1874) with the descriptions, drawings, and etchings for their joint publication, 'Illustrations of Ornithology' (1836-43). During this period, in 1835 and 1836 respectively, he also wrote the volumes 'Pigeons and Parrots' for Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library'. Together, in conjunction with George Johnston, Selby and Jardine founded the 'Magazine of Zoology and Botany' in 1836, which was widened in scope in 1838 when the name was changed to 'Annals of Natural History'. Selby remained an editor until his death, contributing notes and articles up to 1841. He joined the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club soon after it was founded in 1831 and served as its president in 1834 and again in 1844. Between 1832 and 1859 he contributed many papers to th.

  • Image du vendeur pour Complete Run of the Sherlock Holmes Stories, As Well as 2 Complete Novels, in the Individual Strand Magazines mis en vente par Biblioctopus

    Doyle, Arthur Conan

    Edité par Strand, London and New York, 1927

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    Paperback. Etat : Good. First Edition. 79 vols. 1st appearances anywhere, in the original monthly parts, of all 56 stories and both of the novels (The Adventures, The Memoirs, Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return, Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, and The Casebook), being every Holmes story that Doyle ever wrote, and the 2 novels published serially in these magazines (only A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four were not published in the Strands). All are the "London and NY" issues except The Hound which is imprinted "NY and London." Half the spines faded, some chips, tears, and strengthening, else very good, and most crucially, it's all here, and rarer than a football player blaming God for a defeat, and it's quite a beguiling time capsule of wide ranging content, fashion, illustration and advertising. The first modern media spectacle, and the model for all that followed, exploded when these Strands were issued. After the first 2 or 3 stories, unprecedented buzz generated long queues, stretching for blocks, at newsstands on the day of the months that each was published. Yet, despite those sales, sets in wrappers are now of the utmost rarity, but in reverse of their chronology. The Adventures and The Memoirs are seen occasionally, and sets of them are 100 times rarer in wrappers than when they've been rebound, or in the annual Strand collected clothbound form that is so often seen, or even the later cloth 1st editions. The Hound is 5 times scarcer again than The Adventures or Memoirs and the same proportions hold true for its relative scarcity over the bound Strands or the clothbound 1st edition. Then it gets crazy. Complete sets of The Return and Valley of Fear, in wrappers, are rare, and significantly less obtainable than their predecessors, and complete runs of His Last Bow and The Casebook, might as well be impossible. In fact, hopes for finding any of the last 4 in wrappers, complete with all their covers, other contents and ads, belong in the morgue, as few booksellers, collectors or librarians, have ever seen a single set of them for sale, at any price, in any condition. Sherlock Holmes is the most durable, and most famous, character in the entire landscape of literature, and the stories are sheer stardust, the morphine drip of impeccably contrived, mind expanding detective fiction, and the most often imitated, parodied and adapted works in the English language.

  • Image du vendeur pour Autograph Letter Signed [ALS] Denouncing Racial Segregation mis en vente par Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB

    EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    Edité par np, Princeton, NJ, 1943

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    nb. Etat : Fine. First edition. EINSTEIN OFFERS STRONG AND PRESCIENT WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE LEADER OF THE NAACP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM AND SEGREGATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Background: Einstein's fight against racial discrimination in the United States: The imperative "to protect the rights of the individual. was Einstein's most fundamental political tenet. Individualism and freedom were necessary for creative art and science to flourish. Personally, politically, and professionally, he was repulsed by any restraints. "That is why he remained outspoken about racial discrimination in America. As a Jew who had grown up in Germany, Einstein was acutely sensitive to such discrimination. 'The more I feel an American, the more this situation pains me,' he wrote in an essay called 'The Negro Question' for the January 1946 issue of Pageant magazine. 'I can escape the feeling of complicity in it only by speaking out.'" (Isaacson, Albert Einstein, 505). Even more directly, in his 1946 commencement speech to Lincoln University, the first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States, Einstein strongly denounced segregation as "an American tradition which is uncritically handed down from one generation to the next" noting that "There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it." This remarkable letter - from 1943 -is one of the earliest examples of his interest in condemning racism in the United States. The letter: Dated 22 September 1943 and handwritten on his embossed Mercer Street, Princeton letterhead, Einstein writes in English to Walter F. White, the enormously influential African-American civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1929-1955, praising him for his work and revealing his own awareness of and frustrations with racism and prejudice in America. The text reads in full: Dear Mr. White: I have been quite impressed by the address you delivered some years ago at a meeting of the Princeton Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I know how hard it is to awaken the conscience even of good-hearted and well-meaning people when deep rooted prejudices are in the way. It is a great work indeed which you are doing relentlessly for the betterment of the living conditions of our Colored fellow-citizens, for justice and for the accomplishment of national unity of the American people. With sincere respect and kind wishes, Yours, Albert Einstein ------------- On April 28, 1940, White was the keynote speaker at "an inter-racial meeting sponsored by the Princeton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" where his topic was "What Happens to Democracy When It Encounters the Color Line." (Princeton Herald, April 26, 1940). At the time, Princeton did not admit African Americans and the community was debating the question of whether or not to end segregation at the university. (Princeton, in fact, did not admit its first African-American student until the fall of 1947). Einstein -writing in 1943 -notes that he heard White speak "some years ago". Something clearly must have deeply impressed Einstein about White's speech for him to write this thoughtful letter to White over three years after the event. Note: In addition to its content, this apparently unpublished letter is also remarkable for being one of the very few letters Einstein hand-wrote in English during this period, as German was still very much his preferred tongue. Princeton: September 22, 1943. One page on Einstein's embossed Mercer Street, Princeton letterhead (7.25x10 in visible), handsomely matted and framed with a photograph of Einstein. Fine condition.

  • Image du vendeur pour Archive of the lesbian photographer Shelby Cohen, including 1980s BDSM, the Gay Games, Theatre Rhinocerous, and many other projects] mis en vente par Bolerium Books Inc.

    Edité par the photographer, San Francisco, etc., 2010

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    A major photographic archive containing over 10,500 original photographic negatives and slides and more than 700 original prints. These photographs, many of which were taken for the groundbreaking sex-positive magazine On Our Backs, document San Francisco's lesbian leather community and the rise of sex clubs during the feminist sex wars, as well as San Francisco's wider queer community as reflected in Theatre Rhinoceros, AIDS fundraisers, the Gay Games, gay weddings, political activism and music festivals. Also included in the archive are an additional 3000+ negatives/slides and 100+ prints showing Shelby's artistic growth and her concurrent work as a professional photographer for the San Francisco Giants. Although many of these photographs were taken on assignment, the considerable majority have never been published or exhibited, and, with a handful of exceptions, are offered here without restrictions. Shelby (b. 1959) is an overlooked presence in the histories of this period, in part, perhaps, because of her youth at the time. She graduated from San Francisco's Academy of Art in 1984, with a strong student portfolio, included here, that demonstrates her proficiency as a photographer as well as many of the themes represented in the archive as a whole: lesbian erotic photography, gender queering, BDSM, butch/femme identification, political activism, AIDS, and the portraiture that would become her stock in trade for the next 35 years. In 1985 her first photographs were accepted for publication by the then-fledgling On Our Backs (OOB), with whom she would be published until 1996 over the course of eight assignments, including cover shoots and featured articles, and in Nothing but the Girl: The Blatant Lesbian Image, edited by OOB's Susie Bright and Jill Posener (New York: Freedom Editions, 1996). Shelby also joined the production staff of Theatre Rhinoceros in 1985 and, over the course of the next 11 years, photographed production images for nearly 40 different shows; almost 4,000 negatives and 240 prints from this work are included in the archive. Of particular significance are the approximately 1100 negatives and 50+ prints of lesbian BDSM photography, many of which were taken on assignment for OOB, Rack Productions and Spectator. These include over 400 negatives taken at BDSM-themed erotic and fashion shows sponsored by Rack Productions at Amelia's Bar on Valencia St., some from which were published in OOB and Bay Area Reporter; over 100 negatives of mid-'80s Pride parades featuring the Cogent Warriors, a local women's leather/biker group with whom Shelby was involved; over 200 negatives of the 1987 San Francisco Ms. Leather contest and first ever International Ms. Leather contest, held the same year; nearly 300 negatives from a risky erotic photoshoot for OOB featuring Bobbie Wilkes, Sky Renfro, Shadow Morton, and Debby (last name unknown) performing butch/femme BDSM sex at night in public areas on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge; and nearly 100 negatives from an erotic photo shoot for Spectator of porn star Kym Wilde with an anonymous Stanford doctor in a fetish hood. These photos - taken with the same professionalism, artistic sense, and ability to make her subjects feel at ease in front of the camera that Shelby brings to all of her work, regardless of whether those subjects are children posing for school pictures, or porn stars in strap-ons - capture with an inherently humanizing eye a variety of the ways in which lesbian practitioners of BDSM explore issues of power, gender, and representation. Shelby was one of few women photographers working in this area at the time, a fact that is important with respect to her non-erotica work as well, both in terms of the breadth of her work and the perspective she brought to bear on it. Her photographs of Gay Games II, for example, held in San Francisco in 1986, are almost entirely of women competitors, yet most of the photos published in A Sense of Pride: The Story of Gay Games II, by Roy M. Coe, the quasi-official history of the event, are of male competitors. Similarly, Shelby is able to capture nuances of parenting and pregnancy - she had a son with her partner in 1988; a nude photo of the two of them during her partner's pregnancy is included in Nothing but the Girl - of feminism and sex-positivism, and of the financial constraints of being a woman working photographer not available to most others. Particularly after the birth of her son, Shelby's focus turned more toward developing her portraiture business, including many studio sittings of gay and lesbian couples. Several thousand more negatives, prints and digital files from this portion of her career are included in the archive, although they are not in the above tally; these are under restriction, due to the fact that many of the studio portraits include minors. A remarkable photographic archive, offering a unique look at San Francisco's lesbian BDSM, erotic, and queer communities during the feminist sex wars and the AIDS crisis. Interested parties may request an itemized listing of the archive, as well as sample galleries of photographs. Arrangements may be made to examine it in person as well.

  • Image du vendeur pour Complet set of the best editions]. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere [ ], London, Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1773, [suivi de :] A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World [ ], London, Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1779 [1777], [suivi de :] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean [ ], [Suivi de :] The Life of Captain James Cook. By Andrew Kippis, D. D. F. R. S. and S. A.[ ], London, Printed for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in Pall-Mall and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row, 1788. Exemplaire comportant l'ex-libris manuscrit en signature de Andrew Kippis. mis en vente par LIBRAIRIE HÉRODOTE JEAN-LOUIS CECCARINI

    Couverture rigide. Etat : Comme neuf. Edition originale. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 649-1226-1543-1962 (Kippis) et 3596 (portrait)-4510 (pour les portraits en suppl. dans l atlas). Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85. Hill, 783-358 (pour la première édition) et 361. Holmes, 5-24 (pour la première édition)-47-69. O Reilly, Tahiti, 433. Rosove, Antarctica, 77. A3. Édition originale officielle à l exception du deuxième voyage en 3e édition (souvent préférée à la première édition. Elle contient la table générale des planches pour les trois voyages). Collection complète des trois voyages de Cook, à laquelle on a ajouté la vie du célèbre navigateur par Andrew Kippis. Complet de ses 202 planches gravées hors texte et du portrait du capitaine Cook en frontispice du deuxième voyage (52, 63 et 87 pl.). *Exceptionnelle reliure en cuir de renne russe, dont le prestige tient beaucoup à l histoire insolite de sa découverte et de son sauvetage d une épave oubliée au fond des eaux pendant près de deux siècles ! Le brigantin danois « Die Frau Metta Catharina von Flensburg », en provenance de Saint-Pétersbourg pour Gênes avec une cargaison de chanvre et de peaux, s était échoué dans le détroit de Plymouth en 1786 ; et ce n est qu en 1973 que des plongeurs archéologues (the British Sub-Aqua Club), en quête d un autre navire, l ont découvert par hasard. Cet événement a donné lieu à une spectaculaire vente aux enchères, où relieurs et libraires se sont portés acquéreurs d un ensemble de peaux de première qualité, dont celle qui a servi à relier, avec une grande maîtrise, notre exemplaire signé du relieur canadien Courtland Benson. Le remarquable et surprenant état de conservation des ballots de peaux que le brigantin contenait (certaines de la taille de l animal lui-même, avec la queue et la tête, et marquées des initiales du tanneur) est dû à la méthode russe traditionnelle de tannage qui, en trempant le cuir dans un bain d écorces de bouleau, le rendait résistant à la moisissure et lui vaut une réputation sans égale auprès des bibliophiles, surtout anglais. La peau du renne très résistante, souple et agréable au toucher se prête très bien aux ornements tels que les dorures ou les incrustations, et son séjour biséculaire dans la boue noire où il a été découvert n a fait que renforcer sa solidité. Sa couleur varie du rouge bordeaux épais à une couleur terre de Sienne plus légère, comme pour notre exemplaire (Cf. The Wreck of the Metta Catharina, Garbett G. & Skelton I. 1987 et The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford 2010, vol. 39, no2, pp. 235-257 [23 pages (article)]). Very nice set. Complet set of the best editions. "Now, this book has quite an amazing story : In 1786, the Die Frau Metta Catherina brigantine left St. Petersbourg with a cargo of hemp and leather. The latter was no ordinary leather, but Russia leather its typical crosshatched grain, tanned with willow bark and curried with birch oil what the New York Times magazine calls a top-of-the-line luxury. This leather was renown for its unique perfume, its resistance to water and, as it seems, for being insect-repellent. Captain Twedt who was the skipper of the Die Frau Metta Catherina back in 1786, was aiming to Genoa. But he never went beyond Plymouth Sound. Torn from her anchorage by a sudden storm, the Metta Catherina eventually sank to a depth of about 100 feet. The vessel and cargo entirely lost, read a contemporary article; crew saved. The cargo, including rolls of Russia leather, quietly remained underwater for the following 187 years, until some members of a local diving club discovered the ship. Brought to the surface, the rolls of leather proved to be somehow well preserved. Mr. Brown, who happened to commercialize them, stated : ''The hides on the outer edges of the rolls, as well as others that were disturbed as the vessel sank, had all deteriorated badly. The inner hides in most of the rolls were in a remarkable state of preservation, protecte.

  • Image du vendeur pour The George Hitching Music Collection. A collection of more than two-thousand important Classical CD's & Related areas like Opera, Modern Song, Folklore etc. [c. 1900 single CD's and 225 fantastic Box-Sets with multiple CD's] with rare as well as mainstream-recordings, unusual Composers and high-quality and out-of-print Recordings. The Collection further includes "Hundreds" of Classical LP's (Original Vinyl), Hundreds of original Gramophone Records (78's) [merged with another, original, historical and early collection of Jazz-Recordings on 78's], Classical and Folk-Music ranging from the 1930's to the 1950's. Reference Periodicals like "The Gramophone" and other Periodicals are as much included as a large Library / Collection of important books and reference works on Classical Composers from Johann Sebastian Bach to Joseph Haydn to Glenn Gould [merged with a collection of important monographs on classical Composers like Joseph Haydn]. One of Ireland's largest, privately owned, Classical mis en vente par Inanna Rare Books Ltd.

    Octavo. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear only. The Classical Music Collection is a perfect foundation for a private library, a private collector or even a public institution. The George Hitching Collection only sells in completion and the price includes international shipping per UPS Courier. Please find hundreds of photographs for the collection on our website. Feel free to ask for more details and images for the library and 78's collection. George Hitching was born in Sweden in 1944 to a Finnish mother and British father and moved to Ireland in the 1950s. His parents and older brother Patrick were keen listeners, and from his earliest childhood, music was a vital and integral part of his life. He had a vast listening repertoire. Over a period of more than fifty years, he assembled an immense collection of LPss and CD's, encompassing classical music from Bach to Shostakovich and beyond; Orchestral and Chamber music, Songs and Piano music. He also enjoyed Jazz and Dance-Bands, as well as Military and Brass Band music. In the last years of his life it was difficult for him to listen to music due to deteriorating hearing, but he still had the ability to literally "put on music in his head" - even whole Symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler. In addition to an encyclopedic knowledge of standard classical repertoire, George had a keen penchant for little-known composers and neglected repertoire, and managed to unearth many rare recordings at a time when recorded music was far less readily available than it is now. To name just a few areas of particular interest: He loved Czech Symphonic Music; Bruckner's symphonies in all their many versions; Piano music by Liszt, Alkan and Busoni as well as organ music by Bach, Alain and others. He had a keen interest in transcriptions, old recordings, the occasional documentary.the list goes on. George also read voraciously about music, composers and performers. He had a particular interest in the History of recorded sound and owned one of the most extensive collections of "The Gramophone" - magazines in Ireland, spanning several decades. With the soul of an archivist, he meticulously labelled each record and CD in his collection with the date of its Gramophone review. George Hitching's unique record-collection must be one of the most substantial in private hands in Ireland. It would provide literally decades of high-quality listening to a devotee of classical music. Sprache: english.

  • Bible Collection].

    Edité par West Africa, India, etc., 1681-1991., 1991

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    Significant collection of 333 Bibles, expositions, scriptural lessons, biblical school primers, and other extremely rare products of missionary presses. Many items unrecorded in Darlow & Moule, and several important 19th century works unrecorded in the OCLC database of worldwide libraries. The collection's main strengths lie in 19th and early 20th century publications produced for/in Africa and India (some 89 Indian and 58 African works) as well as hundreds of 20th century works in almost 80 further languages, ranging from Rarotongan to Miskito. Generally in original or period bindings and often with ownership markings of missionary societies, the collection paints a fascinating picture of missionary efforts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Highlights include an extremely rare edition of the New Testament printed in Tranquebar, South India in the Tamil language in 1758 by a Danish missionary, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (this very copy fetching nearly $4000 at Sotheby's in 2000) and a wonderful color-illustrated edition of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress translated into the Niger-Congo (Dualla) language in 1885. - More than simply offshoots of the colonial enterprise, missionary movements set up their own presses in colonies such as Cameroon and Calcutta and began printing titles such as the present ones, usually in runs of 1000 or less. These publications often represent the first appearance of native languages in print form, shaping future efforts at graphic and textual representation of mainly spoken languages. Interestingly, many of the present volumes also represent the first language guides to several African and Indian languages, prepared by missionary presses to facilitate the conversion of natives. "Much of this activity stemmed from the importance placed by Protestants on a literate population which could read and study Scripture for themselves" (Weber, p. 2). The present collection clearly demonstrates how missionary directives, while often fueled primarily by a desire to 'save souls' and 'convert heathens', also concerned themselves with children's education (N144), health (N271), the management of schools (N261), agriculture (N65), mothercraft (N278), and language learning (e.g. N91, N161, N256). - The importance of the printing press and its products to the missionary efforts of the 19th and 20th century has rarely been directly addressed in the secondary literature. Robert E. Frykenberg's "Christianity in India: from beginnings to the present", for example, hardly touches on missionary presses at all, perhaps due to the copious and diffuse nature their printings. Yet the importance attached by contemporaries to the power of the press should not be underestimated. Writing in the The Baptist Missionary Magazine of 1840, a Mr Crocker expressed the heartfelt need for printing press in the West African colonies: "That God designs to employ the press as an important instrument in diffusing the light of truth, we have abundant evidence [.] It is true, in this country the people cannot read. But the press is required to furnish them books that they may learn to read [.] It seems desirable that boys of great promise should have the stores of English literature open to them." His petition was duly granted several years later, when the first mission press was established on the Cameroonian mainland in 1844 (cf. early examples from the "Mission Press, Western Africa" in numbers N149, N150, N130, etc). - Many of the present works were acquired from what must have been the greatest such institutional collection of its time, the library of the Baptist Mission House in London. - Of the utmost rarity are not only the early imprints of African missionary presses, but also the briefer, soft-bound pamphlets issued by these presses whose survival rate must be minimal. We find numerous examples in this collection of such pamphlets which are either unrecorded (eg N 93, N275) or recorded only in the Darlow and Moule collection at Cambridge University Library. - Detailed catalogue available upon request. Weber, Charles, International influences and Baptist mission in West Cameroon (1993); "Importance of the press to the mission", The Baptist Missionary Magazine, Vol 20, pp. 192-4 (August, 1840); cf. also e.g. Stephen Neill, A History of Christian Missions (1991).

  • Hayek, Friedrich August von [F.A.]

    Edité par Routledge & Sons, London, 1944

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    First edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine tips. The British edition (which this example is) was published in March of 1944, preceding its American counterpart, which was published later that same year in September. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. Rare signed. "Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated in his great essay, On Liberty " (Hazlitt, 82). [I]n my opinion it is a grand book. . . . Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement" (John Maynard Keynes). The Road To Serfdom placed fourth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

  • Image du vendeur pour Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories [Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether]. mis en vente par Shapero Rare Books

    CONRAD, Joseph.

    Edité par Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons, 1902

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    First edition, first impression, first issue (advertisements at rear dated 10/02), signed presentation copy from the author; 8vo; bookplate on front pastedown and verso of front free endpaper, 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; publisher's pale green cloth, blocked in black to upper cover, spine stamped in gilt and black, a little bumping, slight rolling to spine, overall very good. Inscribed by Joseph Conrad to the writer, critic & editor W.E. Henley: 'To W.E. Henley from J. Conrad with respect, gratitude and affection 20th Nov. 1902'. W.E. Henley (1849-1903) was a prolific literary figure in the 19th & early 20th century, editing many significant periodicals during this period and garnering some personal authorial fame for his poem 'Invictus' (1875). A vigourous & passionate intellectual, Henley was in many ways instrumental in the success of his friend Robert Louis Stevenson, famously also serving in part as the inspiration and model for Stevenson's 'Long John Silver' in Treasure Island (Henley had suffered having one of his legs amputated a few inches below the knee in his youth, an operation that indirectly led to him meeting RLS). Less well known, but equally significant in the context of British literature, is the importance of Henley's relationship to Joseph Conrad, as testified to by the affectionate inscription present here in this first edition of Conrad's Youth. When Conrad was seeking a publisher for one of his earlier works, The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Sea, he had during the development process of the story realised it might well suit serialised publication. He approached the publishers Smith Elder to see if they would serialise the story in their Cornhill Magazine, as they had published a previous work by him; when they rejected it however he turned instead to The New Review, under the editorial tenure of Henley at that time. Henley had taken over as editor in 1894, and he embraced more experimental literature, in many ways anticipating the move to modernism that loomed large on the literary horizon; this bold approach did unfortunately result in a diminution to The New Review's circulation, but also saw a considerable upwards trend in the quality of the content. The author wrote or at least partly rewrote his text for The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' with Henley very much in mind, possibly aspiring to be numbered among the editor's self-styled 'Henley's Young Men', or as Max Beerbohm labelled them, 'Henley's Regatta', which included other worthies such as Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, J.M. Barrie, William Butler Yeats and Kenneth Grahame. Henley certainly embraced Conrad's 'Narcissus' with enthusiasm, much to the author's delight, prompting Conrad to write to his agent Edward Garnett: 'Now I have conquered Henley, I ain't 'fraid o' the divvle himself '. A few years later, in 1904, Conrad described this acceptance as 'the first event in my writing life which really counted.' Narcissus was published serially in The New Review, with an introduction by Conrad that was to become widely regarded as a manifesto for literary impressionism, and considered one of the author's most significant pieces of non-fiction writing, inevitably leading it to be subsequently repressed by publishers Heinemann for the first book edition. Not much is discernible of Henley & Conrad's relationship subsequently, though we did find this note en passant: 'I used to visit W.E. Henley, then living at Worthing. We talked one day of Lord Jim and Youth. Henley, who had never met Conrad in the flesh, remarked that Conrad was "about due"; he had the idea that any writer of promise (and Conrad was obviously that, and more) ought to pay him the compliment of a visit. "Yes," said Henley, "Conrad is a Swell: he is a damned swell; you know, I sometimes think Conrad is the damnedest swell we've got. Would you like to meet him?"' (Ernest Dawson, 'Some Recollections of Joseph Conrad', Fortnightly Review, vol. CXXIV, 1 Aug. 1928, pp. 203 212) Youth includes the first printing of 'Heart of Darkness', which had previously only appeared serially in Blackwood's Magazine, September 1898: '"Youth" and "Heart of Darkness" are the first short stories of mine, which attracted attention to my work in a wider sphere. Most critics dismissed "The End of the Tether" either with contempt or with a few cursory remarks [.] The first and second stories are autobiographical, the idea emerging from the narrative. The third story was suggested to me by the fate of a man I knew" (Joseph Conrad, as quoted in Wise). 'Heart of Darkness' of course continues to resonate with many, in no small part thanks to the memorable use of the quote 'The horror, the horror.', entering our collective consciousness via the movie adaptation, 'Apocalypse Now'; the short story's critique of the mindless brutality of western Imperialism remains unsurpassed. Wise 10.

  • The fullest summation we have seen by Einstein comparing relativity to Newtonian concepts of space and timeImmanuel Kant took both Euclidean geometry and the Newtonian laws of motion to be synthetic a priori principles, which, from Kant's point of view, function as necessary presuppositions for applying our fundamental concepts of space, time, matter, and motion to our sensible experience of the natural world, meaning they are fixed necessary conditions. This idea rested on the absolute nature of space and time, the work of Newton, and the relationship between geometry and physics.In 1905, while a young patent clerk and physicist in Bern, Switzerland, Albert Einstein obtained his doctorate and published a paper that explained his newly developed Special Theory of Relativity. This unlocked many mysteries of the universe, and introduced the world to "e=mc2," equating mass and the speed of light with energy. It established that time and space are not fixed, and in fact change to maintain a constant speed of light regardless of the relative motions of sources and observers. Just 10 years later, in 1915, Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, which described the universe as a four-dimensional continuum (with time added as the fourth dimension), where gravitational effects are explained by the warping of space-time. In this theory, Einstein incorporated gravity as a geometric property of space-time.The impact of Einstein's work between 1905 and 1915 challenged many principles of physics that had been accepted for centuries. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for his work. Time Magazine named him the Person of the Century for the 20th century for his discoveries in relativity and space-time. Einstein is the most important scientist since Isaac Newton, and probably the most famous in history.Space and time were considered relativistic, more subjective, and not the fixed a priori notions that had long permeated the mathematical and scientific worlds.Max Fischler was a California scientist who was interested in the implications of this distinction: were space and time now to be studied together in this context only or were the nature of space and the nature of time different?In special relativity, what appears simultaneous to one person, might not to another - they are relative. You cannot separate space and time; they occur subjectively and semi-dependently, but are not tied to the content of that space.With General Relativity, space-time remains but matter warps it. It's a field, like the sheet of a trampoline but reacts to matter. One needs all four dimensions of space-time and without them, the others don't exist. You need matter for space.On September 5, 1954, he wrote to Einstein: ".Can anything in your theory of Relativity be said to throw new light on the nature of space and time themselves? Or must we rest satisfied with the purely new logical treatment of these conceptions? In other words, does the new view of space and time as space-time carry any new meaning ontologically beyond the purely mathematical and logical relationship between the two. Or to put it differently: When Minkowski, in his famous words said, 'Space by itself and time by itself must not sink into the mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two can preserve an independent existence,' did he not attach some new, real meaning to the 'spacetime' which the old independent notions of space and time could not convey? If so in what does this new meaning consist?."Four days later, Einstein replied in this letter:Typed letter signed, in German, on his personal blind embossed letterhead, Princeton, September 9, 1954, to Max Fishler. "The expression cited in the second paragraph only signifies the wish for logical clarity in the formal expressions. De facto the justification for concepts lies in their ability to comprehend the empirically given."In classical mechanics, space and time were completed existences, which had to be presupposed as real [a priori] in order to give meaning to the laws of motion. It was a reality in the same sense as the reality of matter; even governing the latter. In this sense Kant was entirely wrong."The case was the same as regards the Special Theory of Relativity, only that an objective separation of space and time was abandoned in the sense that there could no longer be any objective simultaneity. Here too the (four dimensional) space is a reality independently of the physical content of space."Regarding the General Theory of Relativity however, this is principally different. What we call "space" is here only an extension of a Field (dimensionality), hence no longer independent of the content of space. It is real in the same sense as matter, but has no real existence independently of matter. When the field is taken away there does not remain any space but just nothing."Letters of Einstein directly relating to relativity are increasingly uncommon, and this is one of the finest such letters we have had.

  • HEFNER, Hugh, Jane Borson Sellers

    Date d'édition : 2017

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    Etat : Fine. A large archive of original letters, cartoons, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Hugh Hefner's 75-year relationship with high school classmate and close friend Jane "Janie" Borson Sellers (1943-2017). The collection was organized by Sellers in seven quarto binders, who also provided numerous sheets of explanatory descriptions and observations, in keeping with her plan to publish her letters from Hugh Hefner under the title: *Letters from the Innocent Playboy*. The core of the archive consists of over 150 letters by Hefner, half of which are illustrated with pen & ink cartoon drawings by Hefner (including some hand-colored), and associated photographs and ephemera. The first group of correspondence consists of a fascinating and charming series of 65 letters from Hefner to Sellers during their time at Steinmetz High School (1943-44) and continuing through Hefner's career in the Army (1944-1946). There are 27 ALS and 38 TLS (a total of 293 pages), of which 60 are illustrated with cartoons by Hefner. The letters are neatly laid in protective sleeves, including several with the original mailing envelopes illustrated with a small cartoon figure by Hefner, and Seller's summary of the contents of each letter on an accompanying printed out sheet. The second group of correspondence consists of an equally charming series of 91 letters from Hefner to Sellers (a total of 101 pages) dating from Hefner's marriage to his second wife Kimberley Conrad and the birth of their two children, and continuing up until just a few months before his death (1985-2017). All are TLS, including a few holograph cards, several of which are illustrated with Hefner's self-portrait cartoon next to his signature. Interspersed throughout the binders are over 100 original color photographs, along with notes, clippings, and ephemera. Sellers also interspersed throughout four of the binders photocopies of additional selected letters, cartoons, and photographs and duplicate photocopies of selected pieces of the original material. The collection is in fine condition: all of the letters are loosely laid into plastic sleeves; most of the photographs are mounted on paper sheets laid into plastic sleeves, including several loosely laid in; the associated cards and ephemera are also mounted onto paper sheets or loosely laid into the binder sleeves. Hugh Hefner was an important cultural icon of the 20th Century. As the founder and publisher of *Playboy* magazine, Hefner played a pivotal role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s to 1980s. Seller's archive includes letters and other memorabilia that reveal a different side of Hefner the man, including his largely unacknowledged talent as a cartoon artist. For example, while at Steinmetz High School on the west side of Chicago, Hefner distinguished himself by founding a school newspaper, for which he both wrote and drew cartoons. With his best friend Jim Brophy, Hefner also wrote, directed, and acted in both school plays and homemade movies. Like many young men during the war years, Hefner graduated in January (1944) in order to join one of the branches of the armed forces. He was voted "Class Humorist," and came in second as "Best Orator," behind Brophy. He also scored third place for "Most Likely to Succeed" (Brophy was first), "Most Popular Boy" (Brophy was second), "Best Dancer," and "Most Artistic." After his discharge from the Army in April 1946, Hefner earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a double minor in creative writing and art from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. After college, Hefner continued his work as a cartoonist but failed to sell any of his ideas for a comic strip. In 1951 he published his first book of satirical cartoons about Chicago: *That Toddlin' Town: A Rowdy Burlesque of Chicago Manners and Morals*. In the summer of 1953, he raised $8,000 from friends and family and produced the first issue of *Playboy* in his apartment, which featured a 1949 calendar shoot of photograp.