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13987 William Cullen Bryant. ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS POEM 'NOT YET'. Two page original handwritten manuscript signed by Bryant. Quarto. Bound with two engraved plates and several blank pages. In a handsome fine binding by Stikeman; circa 1900. Full red levant morocco with ornate gilt decorations in a Civil War motif. SOLD The poem NOT YET deals with the American Civil War and is one of several works Bryant did on that struggle. This manuscript differs slightly from the published version.

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636 Lnt.Cmdr. George Truman Morrell. UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN EXPEDITION UP THE NIGER RIVER IN NOVEMBER 1866. 110p. Handwritten with 18 drawings by the author. In very good condition; recently restored with a new leather spine. SOLD

AN ORIGINAL DIARY OF THE BRITISH COMMANDER ABOARD A BRITISH GUNSHIP IN WEST AFRICA. Morrell commanded the gunship HMS INVERSTIGATOR on its November 1866 expedition up the Niger River. In his diary he records daily events particularly his dealings with various native chieftains. The diary is embellished by the author's drawings of which some are hand-colored and some are double-paged.

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18366 [SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE BINDING]. THE HOLY BIBLE. Oxford: The University Press. 1256p; color illustrations. Bound in full green leather. Spine blocked and ruled in gilt. Front cover ornately decorated in gilt; former owner's name gilt-incised on rear cover. All edges gilt with montgolfier decorations neatly cut into the gilting on all three sides. Silk endpapers; interior covers silk with leather borders. A fine copy in virtually new condition. SOLD

A SUPERB CUSTOM LEATHER BINDING BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE. A splendid copy of a personalized binding by one of the greatest binderies of history. This book is in perfect condition and is housed in a custom-made leather box with felt interior.

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18384 Louise Saunders; illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. THE KNAVE OF HEARTS. NY: Scribners 1925 1st ed. Pictorial cloth. A very good copy. The plates are all in registration and are bright and clean. SOLD

The first edition of Parrish's most famous work. This copy is nicer than most with the plates all in registration.

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18383 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. TRAVELS TO THE SOURCE OF THE MISSOURI RIVER and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean ...in the years 1804, 1805 and 1806. L: Longman 1814 1st English edition. Complete with large folding map and five smaller maps on three plates. SOLD

The first edition of this highly important work of Americana detailing Lewis and Clark's epic expedition across the American continent. Bound in a early 20th century binding of half leather and marbled boards; covers somewhat rubbed; folding map with some light foxing; general light age toning to pages. The maps are all in good condition. A good copy overall of a rare and important book.

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7648 Richard M. Nixon. IN THE ARENA. NY: 1990 1st ed. A fine copy in like jacket. SOLD

INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM NIXON TO CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN BURGER. Nixon appointed Burger to the Supreme Court in 1969. Together, the two men had an enormous impact on American society. Beloved by some and despised by others, Nixon is one of the great American political figures of the 20th century. As Chief Justice, Burger presided over numerous landmark cases such as Roe vs. Wade.

An important association copy between two of the most important political leaders of their era. This warm inscription shows the respect and friendship between the two men.

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18370 Sir Walter Scott. WAVERLY NOVELS. L: John C. Nimmo 1892. 46 volumes (of 48 published). Finely bound in full auqa-blue leather; decorated in with gilt floral designs. Top edges gilt. With a handwritten letter autographed by Scott tipped-in to Vol. I. [Pictured here is Vol. I]. SOLD

A BEAUTIFUL SET OF SCOTT IN A FINE LEATHER BINDING. This is the Border Edition of Scott's works which is considered to be one of the best sets of his writings ever produced. This copy regrettably lacks two of the 48 volumes; the volumes, however, are not numbered on their spines so the decorative appeal of the books is unaffected. The remaining 46 volumes however are both in very fine condition and of a very regal appearance.

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11887 L. Cabot Briggs. BULLTERRIERS: The Biography of a Breed. NY: The Derrydale Press 1940. #31 of 500 numbered copies. Inscribed by the author to John Bradley Greene. Red and white cloth. A near fine copy. SOLD

Classic work on the breed.

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3930 Harry Whitney. HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS. NY: 1910 1/150 deluxe copies signed by Whitney. Half leather and boards; light wear to spine; good copy. SOLD

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