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Catalogue 112

Catalogue 112 Fine Books & Manuscripts
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Along the Rhine with Ackermann

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions …Translated from the German by John Black.

London: R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, 1820. First edition, early issue, with the plates unnumbered. 24 hand-colored aquatint plates after M. Schuetz, 1 map. xiv, [2]... Item #12893

Price: $4,500.00

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions …Translated from the German by John Black
Fine Early Copy of Ackermann's Oxford

A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.

London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1814. First edition. Stipple engraved portrait of the Chancellor, Lord Grenville, 64 hand-colored aquatints engraved by Bluck, Hill, Stadler and others after... Item #214470

Price: $8,500.00

A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings
John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis

Autograph Letter, signed, to the son of Noah Webster, concerning his support of the Federal purchase of his father's synopsis of the Dictionary for the Library of Congress.

Quincy [MA]: 11 September 1843. 4to. John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis. In this letter to Noah Webster's son William G.... Item #25565

Price: $6,500.00

Autograph Letter, signed, to the son of Noah Webster, concerning his support of the Federal purchase of his father's synopsis of the Dictionary for the Library of Congress
Chandler Sells Part of His Soul

Original Typed Document, signed in ink (“Raymond Chandler”), dated 29 May 1942, assigning exclusive motion picture rights for his unpublished book “entitled BRASHER DOUBLOON (alternate title HIGH WINDOW)”.

Los Angeles: 29 May 1942. 4 pp. typed on rectos only, signed by Chandler on page 4, dated and notarized below with raised seal. 4to... Item #233756

Price: $9,000.00

Original Typed Document, signed in ink (“Raymond Chandler”), dated 29 May 1942, assigning exclusive motion picture rights for his unpublished book “entitled BRASHER DOUBLOON (alternate title HIGH WINDOW)”
First Edition in English, with Superb Plates

A Treatise of Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci. Translated from the original Italian … to which is Prefix’d, the Author’s Life.

London: J. Senex, and W. Taylor, 1721. First edition in English. Title page printed in red and black. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the artist... Item #41038

Price: $5,000.00

A Treatise of Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci. Translated from the original Italian … to which is Prefix’d, the Author’s Life
Dreiser on His Portrait in Vanity Fair

Autograph Letter, signed (“Theodore Dreiser”), to Frederick W. Skiff.

N.p. May 6, 1926. Pen and ink on printed letterhead. 8vo. Dreiser on His Portrait in Vanity Fair. Not long after publication of AN AMERICAN... Item #213201

Price: $1,000.00

Autograph Letter, signed (“Theodore Dreiser”), to Frederick W. Skiff
Rare Austrian Emblem Book: None in America

Itinerarium Athei ad Veritatis viam deducti; in quo Atheizantium objectae nebulae lucidissimo veritatis Sole disperguntur. Opusculum non minus curiosum, quàm fructuosum, argumentis tam sacris, quàm profanis, & à naturæ lumine petitis stabilitum. In gratiam Erroneorum spirituum : quorum Principium, Oblivio Dei: Medium vita scelerata: Finis Gehenna.

Vienna: Kürner, 1704. Second (?) edition (first published in Vienna, 1676). Frontispiece and 7 engraved emblematic plates by Franz-Ambros (or Christoph) Dietel. [20], 240 pp... Item #234381

Price: $2,500.00

Itinerarium Athei ad Veritatis viam deducti; in quo Atheizantium objectae nebulae lucidissimo veritatis Sole disperguntur. Opusculum non minus curiosum, quàm fructuosum, argumentis tam sacris, quàm profanis, & à naturæ lumine petitis stabilitum. In gratiam Erroneorum spirituum : quorum Principium, Oblivio Dei: Medium vita scelerata: Finis Gehenna
A Rare and Important Latin Dictionary, 1483

[De verborum significatione] “Augustus locus sanctus ab avium gestu …”.

Bresciae: Boninus de boninis, 18 June, 1483. Large hand-drawn initial capital letter. 38 lines, 2 columns, a6b8c-d6e8f-h6 [-h6]; 51 leaves, numbered [1]- 51 (lacking final... Item #213351

Price: $12,500.00

[De verborum significatione] “Augustus locus sanctus ab avium gestu …”
Frazer to Grant Allen on Animism and His Creative Process

4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen.

1890-1897. 1-1/2 to 4 pp. 4 vols. 12mo. Frazer to Grant Allen on Animism and His Creative Process. A fascinating group of letters whose scope... Item #57433

Price: $3,750.00

4 Autograph Letters, signed, to Grant Allen
Governor Frémont Tries to Establish Civil Rule in California

Manuscript Document, signed (“J.C. Frémont”), as Governor & Commander in Chief of California, a blank Appointment to the Legislative Council.

Ciudad de los Angeles: January 22, 1847. 1p. pen and ink on paper. 4to. Governor Frémont Tries to Establish Civil Rule in California. Rare and... Item #43666

Price: $30,000.00

Manuscript Document, signed (“J.C. Frémont”), as Governor & Commander in Chief of California, a blank Appointment to the Legislative Council
Hard Times for Congressman Garfield from Ohio

Autograph Letter, signed ("J.A. Garfield"), as Congressman from Ohio, to Ezra Booth Taylor of Warren, Ohio, acknowledging the receipt of $500.

Washington. D.C: 21 November 1869. 1 p., in ink, on letterhead of the House of Representatives. 4to. Hard Times for Congressman Garfield from Ohio. Ezra... Item #217618

Price: $1,250.00

Autograph Letter, signed ("J.A. Garfield"), as Congressman from Ohio, to Ezra Booth Taylor of Warren, Ohio, acknowledging the receipt of $500
On the New Show Porgy 'n Bess

Typed Letter, signed ("George Gershwin") to Hollywood music director Abe Meyer, thanking him for his "charming letter regarding PORGY AND BESS"

New York: 8 November, 1935. One page, on personal stationery. 8 x 7 inches. On the New Show Porgy 'n Bess. Interesting letter, written less... Item #238064

Price: $5,000.00

Typed Letter, signed ("George Gershwin") to Hollywood music director Abe Meyer, thanking him for his "charming letter regarding PORGY AND BESS"
Grant's Pope, from the Citizens of Boston

The Poetical Works … With a Life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1854. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope. 3 vols. Small 8vo. Grant's Pope, from the Citizens of Boston. From the Library of Ulysses... Item #17212

Price: $1,500.00

The Poetical Works … With a Life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Presidents of the Republic of Haiti — A Collection

Collection of Haitian Presidential autographs, comprising autograph and partly printed documents on executive stationery, signed by eleven Presidents of the Republic of Haiti from Alexandre Pétion to Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave.

Most Port-au-Prince: 1812-1916. 20 items, single sheet printed letterhead or partly printed documents, accomplished in ink dated and signed, with two printed broadsides. Chiefly 4to... Item #57435

Price: $5,000.00

Collection of Haitian Presidential autographs, comprising autograph and partly printed documents on executive stationery, signed by eleven Presidents of the Republic of Haiti from Alexandre Pétion to Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave
Lafayette appoints James Madison “my true & Lawful Attorney”

Manuscript Document, signed (“True copy, Lafayette”), giving power of attorney to James Madison with regard to Lafayette’s newly-granted land in the Louisiana Territory.

Paris: 9 October 1804. Single leaf. Folio. Lafayette appoints James Madison “my true & Lawful Attorney”. A true copy, signed in manuscript by the Marquis... Item #211541

Price: $25,000.00

Manuscript Document, signed (“True copy, Lafayette”), giving power of attorney to James Madison with regard to Lafayette’s newly-granted land in the Louisiana Territory
Puccini to his Mistress on “Madam Butterfly”

Autograph Letter, signed ("G Puccini"), to Sybil [Seligman].

Torre del Lago, Toscana: 1 October 1907. 1 p., ink on blue imprinted stationery, with envelope addressed to “Sybil Seligman, 7 Upper Grosvenor Str, London... Item #36611

Price: $3,500.00

Autograph Letter, signed ("G Puccini"), to Sybil [Seligman]
Unpublished Manuscript

Autograph manuscript of an unpublished novel.

N.p. n.d. [ca. 1903]. 329 1/2 pp. on 324 leaves. 14 chapters numbered as 15. Written in ink and pencil on rectos of ruled sheets... Item #16418

Price: $1,500.00

Autograph manuscript of an unpublished novel
The William Saroyan - Al Capp - Carol Marcus Affair

Archive of Drafts of Letters and Documents relating to Saroyan's separation and divorce from his wife Carol Marcus, and her affair with cartoonist Al Capp.

[New York]: 1949-1950. In all, 29 pp. 4to. The William Saroyan - Al Capp - Carol Marcus Affair. A Saroyan archive of essential biographical importance... Item #36630

Price: $5,000.00

Archive of Drafts of Letters and Documents relating to Saroyan's separation and divorce from his wife Carol Marcus, and her affair with cartoonist Al Capp
“Broke my knee, tore ligaments in my back …”

Autograph Letter, signed ("John"), to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, regarding his hospitalization.

[New York City]: May 26, [1947]. 1-1/2pp. in ink on recto and verso of a single sheet of yellow ruled note paper. 14 x 8-1/2... Item #29901

Price: $3,750.00

Autograph Letter, signed ("John"), to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, regarding his hospitalization
Steinbeck and the Military: “… shivery with malice and evil planning …”

Five Autograph Letters, signed ("John"), and 1 Typed Letter (typed signature "John") to Burgess Meredith, during World War II, regarding military service.

Palisades and New York City: April 2, 1942 - Feb. 1943. In all, 8 pp., on plain and ruled paper. 4to. Steinbeck and the Military... Item #29571

Price: $16,000.00

Five Autograph Letters, signed ("John"), and 1 Typed Letter (typed signature "John") to Burgess Meredith, during World War II, regarding military service
Carnegie Hall Program Signed by Igor Stravinsky

Carnegie Hall Program, signed by Stravinsky, of the New York Philharmonic all-Stravinsky program, performed by Joseph Szigeti, Claudio Arrau, and Stravinsky.

New York: Alfred Scott Publisher, 1945. First edition. 10-1/2 x 7 inches. Carnegie Hall Program Signed by Igor Stravinsky. Boldly signed by Stravinsky on the... Item #30693

Price: $1,000.00

Carnegie Hall Program, signed by Stravinsky, of the New York Philharmonic all-Stravinsky program, performed by Joseph Szigeti, Claudio Arrau, and Stravinsky
A Fine Aldine Tacitus

[Opera] Cornelius Tacitus exacta cura recognitus et emendatus: copiosus index rerum, locorum, et personarum, de quibus in his libris agitur; vario lectio, in calce operis impressa.

[Colophon:] Venetiis: in Aedibus Haeredum Aldi Manutii Romani, et Andreae Asulani Soceri, 1534. First Aldine edition. *8 **4 a-h8 i4 k8 L-M8 n-z8 A-K8; [12]... Item #211425

Price: $9,000.00

[Opera] Cornelius Tacitus exacta cura recognitus et emendatus: copiosus index rerum, locorum, et personarum, de quibus in his libris agitur; vario lectio, in calce operis impressa
Walden in the Original Cloth

Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau’s cabin in the woods and a engraved plan of Walden Pond... Item #222962

Price: $12,000.00

Walden; or, Life in the Woods
“The only slang phrase I ever invented …”

Typed Letter, signed ("Jim"), to Liz Riley of the Thomas Crowell Company, thanking her for the new Dictionary of Slang.

New York, Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street: 1960. 1 p. 8-1/2 x 11. “The only slang phrase I ever invented …”. A marvelous note... Item #42863

Price: $2,500.00

Typed Letter, signed ("Jim"), to Liz Riley of the Thomas Crowell Company, thanking her for the new Dictionary of Slang
From Prison to his “Only Family”

Autograph Letter, signed (“Bill”), to Mrs. Marrion Anderson & her son Arthur (“Bratto”).

Saugus, Calif (“Barracks 19”): ca. 22 August 1949. 1-1/2 pp. in pencil on single sheet of ruled paper. 5 x 8 inches. From Prison to... Item #40136

Price: $1,250.00

Autograph Letter, signed (“Bill”), to Mrs. Marrion Anderson & her son Arthur (“Bratto”)


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