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Old Jersey Captive

"THE MOST NOTORIOUS OF BRITISH PRISON SHIPS" IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (ANDROS, Thomas). Old Jersey Captive. Boston, 1833.

First edition of an extraordinary account of "death and despair that reigned" on the infamous British prison ship stationed in New York's harbor, where captured Revolutionary soldiers such as Andros were brutalized and viewed by the English "as rebels and traitors… in an unjust and wanton civil war," rare in original boards. $2500.

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Portrait de Mounet-Sully

ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED TRIAL SHEETS FOR COCTEAU’S PORTRAIT DE MOUNET-SULLY, 1945, ONCE BELONGING TO GLENWAY WESCOTT

COCTEAU, Jean. Portrait de Mounet-Sully. Paris, 1945.

Original pre-publication sheets of line cuts by Cocteau, most before letters, four hand-colored in gouache by Cocteau, stamped number “16” and inscribed by "Cyril" to a member of the Shakespeare and Company literary circle: “Glenway [Wescott], in memory of Villefranche 1929, our 1st meeting and 40 years of enjoyment since. London 1970.” $1500.

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Suburbia

“CAN YOU AVOID SUBURBIA?”

OWENS, Bill. Suburbia. (San Francisco), 1973.

Early edition of the pioneering photobook, boldly inscribed on the half-title, “Pat, Can you avoid suburbia? Bill Owens,” with 96 pages of black-and-white halftones, many paired with captioned quotes that add to the book’s “indelible poignancy” (New York Times). $1700.

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Parijs, Fotos 1950-1954

"THE REBELS, THE GANGSTERS, THE BOHEMIANS, THE ARTISTS"

VAN DER ELSKEN, Ed. Parijs, Fotos 1950-1954. Amsterdam, 1981.

First edition of this revealing photo-essay on Parisian life in the early 1950s, illustrated with 172 pages of finely screened halftones, with a special segment on Australian “femme fatale” Vali Myers, featured in his first photobook, Love on the Left Bank. $1500.

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Photograph signed

SIGNED BY THE PILOT, NAVIGATOR, AND BOMBARDIER OF THE ENOLA GAY

(TIBBETS, Paul W.). Photograph signed. No place, image circa February 1946; signed at a later date.

Photographic print of "Enola Gay" Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk, signed by each on his image. $1100.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF SPENSER'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

SPENSER, Edmund. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1891. Five volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Spenser, including The Faerie Queene, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with 25 window-mounted engravings, ten hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $4800.

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Hudibras, a Poem

"HE THAT COMPLIES AGAINST HIS WILL IS OF HIS OWN OPINION STILL"

BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, a Poem. London, 1822. Two volumes.

Later edition of this bitingly humorous 17th-century poem dealing with scholastic pedantry, Aristotelian logic, theological controversy, witchcraft, alchemy, astrology and war, with 12 striking hand-colored aquatints by John Heaviside Clark. $750.

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Competition As A Dynamic Process

INSCRIBED BY INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIST JOHN MAURICE CLARK TO HIS FRIENDS, WELL-KNOWN SCIENTISTS CARYL AND EDNA HASKINS

CLARK, John Maurice. Competition As A Dynamic Process. Washington, 1961.

First edition of this influential economics work framing labor as an overhead cost, inscribed to his friends, prominent scientists Caryl and Edna Haskins: “To Caryl and Edna Haskins with best wishes: J.M. Clark.” $850.

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Men's shoe design drawings

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF EIGHT INTERWAR-ERA VIENNESE MEN'S SHOE DESIGNS, DRAWN BY HAND FOR ATELIER MODELL MAYER

(MAYER, Robert) ATELIER MODELL MAYER. Men's shoe design drawings. Vienna, circa 1930.

Fascinating collection of Viennese men's shoe designs from the interwar period—six hand-drawn in pencil and colored on special onionskin design stationery and two drawn in pencil on plain onionskin. $650.

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Camera Studies in Iraq

FIRST EDITION OF CAMERA STUDIES IN IRAQ, PUBLISHED IN BAGHDAD IN 1925, FEATURING 73 CAPTIVATING PHOTOGRAVURES OF LIFE IN IRAQ AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY

(IRAQ). Camera Studies in Iraq. Baghdad, 1925.

First edition of this fascinating photographic survey of Iraq between the World Wars, with 73 sepia photogravures featuring Iraqi people, sites, ruins, and views on 50 English-captioned plates, published in Baghdad. $2500.

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