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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

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Lot 125

David RAMSAY

The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British Province to an Independent State.

Unsold in US sale #1: this work offers an important and evocative Charleston provenance, in addition to being the first book to be granted US copyright protection.

Lot 129

Ben HECHT (1893-1964).

Gaily Gaily The memoirs of a cub reporter in Chicago

Unsold first time around: a quite rare inscribed copy of Hecht's last book

Lot 137

NEW YORK, 7th Regiment. - William Rhinelander STEWART, Snr. (1852-1925)

An album containing 100 items of ephemera recalling William R. Stewart’s ‘career’ in Company ‘K’ of the 7th Regiment, Nat. Guard

Unsold in sale number 1 – the 19th-century post-Civil War history of the fashionable Seventh Regiment told through the ephemera that was usually discarded: worth a…

Lot 139

[Attributed to R.S. GILBERT, or Alexander ANDERSON, wood-block cutters].

An original end-grain wood printing block of a Federal Eagle + a copy of “M’Carty’s American Primer.”

Unsold in sale #1: a rare chance to own an iconic piece of patriotic American imagery from the Federal period

Lot 143

MANUSCRIPT MUSIC. - F.S. SQUIRE (artist/compilor)

A Victorian illustrated manuscript musical common-place book.

A beautifully produced piece of High Victoriana.

Lot 145

U.S. CARD GAME. – W. & S.B. IVES (manufacturers).

[The Game of Trades.]

Unsold in sale #1: rare and fun - worth a second look.

Lot 148

Wall Map of GUILFORD, Ct. – H. IRVINE (surveyor). – Richard CLARK (publisher).

Map of the Town of Guilford New Haven County Connecticut. From Actual Survey by H. Irvine, surveyor. Published by Richard Clark

Unsold in sale #1 - the best early large scale map of this beautiful New England town, and worth offering again: essentialif you live inthe area

Lot 150

President Dwight D. EISENHOWER (1890-1969). - Roald DAHL (1916-1990).

The Gremlins. From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story. By Flight Lieutenant Roald Dahl.

Unsold in sale #1: poor copy of a very rare book, by a highly colectable author + signed by General Eisenhower. What's not to like? Oh yeah - a poor copy…

Lot 151

Roald DAHL (1916-1990)

Over to You. 10 Stories of Flyers and Flying.

Unsold in the 1st sale: Dahl's first book for adults with stories drawn from his experiences in the RAF during WWII.

Lot 153

Robert CRAWFORD (artist) & Leigh W. RUTLEDGE.

The Lighthouse, the Cat, and the Sea. A Tropical Tale. - inscribed book + original artwork

Unsold in 1st sale: exceptional image by a highly talented contemporary illustrator

Lot 155

"To Be Young, Gifted amd Black". - Lorraine HANSBERRY (1930-1965).

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window. A drama in three acts. [Introduction by Robert Nemiroff Foreword by John Braine.]

Actor Paul Scofield's copy - inexplicably unsold in the 1st sale.

Lot 156

"Dedication: To the Militant Young Blacks". - Hart LeRoi BIBBS (1930-1994).

Poly Rhythms to Freedom [ … second printing].

Unsold in the 1st sale: this presentation copy to the owners of the well-known Parisian hang-out "Chez Haynes" deserves a second outing.

Lot 173

THE BEATLES, RINGO Starr [Sir Richard STARKEY (b.1940)] - Al HIRSCHFELD (1903-2003).

Caricature portrait of Ringo Starr

unsold in sale #1: reoffered here with a lowered estimate and reserve

Lot 177

[American CIRCUS] - Clyde BEATTY and Edward ANTHONY (1895-1971).

The Big Cage

unsold in sale #1: this work repays careful examination, so, worth a second look

Lot 179

PULITZER PRIZE Winner for Music. - Ned ROREM (b. 1923).

The Paris Diary of Ned Rorem with a portrait of the diarist by Robert Phelps.

unsold in the 1st sale: an important association copy which is worth a second look

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