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Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements by Muybridge, Eadweard

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1887. [Group of 120 plates from Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements]. Philadelphia: The University of Philadelphia, 1887. Folio. 120 collotype plates...

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$150,000.00


Archive of Meadow Run Press Sporting Book Publisher (1989-2010), including the publisher's own copies of the books, original artwork, correspondence, typescripts, proofs, ephemera, editorial foul matter, etc. by (Meadow Run Press)

Stone Harbor; Far Hills, New Jersey, 2010. Approx 60 linear feet (31 file boxes and 1 box of oversize material). Fine. Approx 60 linear feet (31 file boxes and 1 box of oversize material). The Archive of Meadow Run Press, sporting book publisher 1989-20...

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$100,000.00


Autograph Letter, Signed ("George"), to his brother, giving his eye-witness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on the night of April 14th, 1865 by (Lincoln Assassination) Todd, George B., M.D

Montauk", Montauk Navy Yard, Wash D.C. 34, 1865. 4 pp. 8vo. Slight soiling and minor tears along old folds, otherwise in very good condition. 4 pp. 8vo. The Surgeon of the 'Montauk' Gives an Eye-Witnesses Account. "...About 10:25 P.M. a man came in and ...

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$100,000.00


Photographs of the Indian Tour of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, January to March 1893 by (India) Hodek, Eduard, and Lala DEEN DAYAL, photographers

1893. 193 original albumen prints, ranging in size from 180mm x 260mm to 239mm x 290mm, mounted on card, most captioned in ink in English in a fin-de-siècle Vienna hand; approx. 60 with small printed captions mounted to boards; 8 photographs untitled. 2...

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$80,000.00


When We Were Very Young by Milne, A.A

London: Methuen, 1924. First edition and an important presentation copy of the first Pooh book, inscribed by Milne to his wife Daphne: "To the girl we love from her two boys. Nov 2, 1924.. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. ...

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$75,000.00


The Catholick Christian Instructed in the Sacraments, Sacrifice, Ceremonies and Observances of the Church. By way of question and answer by Challoner, Richard

Philadelphia: Printed by and for C. Talbot, in Front-Street, editor of Reeve's History of the Bible, 1786. First American Edition. [2],ii,264 pp. (errors in pagination). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary sheep boards, rebacked, some losses to the leather on the...

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$65,000.00


[Idyllia] [and other texts] by Theocritus; Hesiod

[Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1495. First Aldine edition, and the first complete edition of Theocritus (printing 12 of the 30 Idylls here for the first time); the first edition of HESIOD'S THEOGONY; second edition of his WORKS AND DAYS; and first editions of ...

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$65,000.00


De historia stirpium commentarii insignes by Fuchs, Leonhart

Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542. First edition. Woodcut portraits of Fuchs, Albrecht Meyer, Heinrich Füllmaurer, and Veit Rudolf Speckle; and 512 woodcuts of plants after drawings from nature by Meyer, transferred to woodblocks by Füllmaurer, and cut int...

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$65,000.00


The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of Fish and Fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most anglers by [Walton, Izaak]

London: Printed by T. Maxey for Rich. Marriot, 1653. First edition. Engraved cartouche of fish on title, ten engraved vignettes of fish in text. Title within engraved piscatorial cartouche, 6 engravings of fish within text variously attributed to Lombart...

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$62,500.00


Autograph Letter, signed, from Thomas Jefferson to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn by Jefferson, Thomas

Washington, D.C., 1804. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 4to, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Strip of later paper on left edge verso, where letter had been tipped into an album. Very good. In a brown morocco backed cla...

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$60,000.00


Alaric at Rome. A Prize Poem, Recited in Rugby School, June XII, MDCCCXL by Arnold, Matthew

Rugby: Combe and Crossley, 1840. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's printed pink wrappers. Faint vertical crease at center, light edgewear. In custom red morocco pull-off case. First edition. 8vo. Arnold's Debut, Inscribed. The first edition of Matthew Arn...

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$60,000.00


Bill the Minder by Robinson, William Heath

1912. Watercolor on paper, signed "W. Heath Robinson" (lower left). 14-3/4 x 11-1/8 in. Matted and framed. Watercolor on paper, signed "W. Heath Robinson" (lower left). 14-3/4 x 11-1/8 in. A fine example of Robinson's work. "In Bill the Minder Heath Rob...

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$55,000.00


Isn't it Wonderful by Robinson, William Heath

1910. Watercolor on paper, signed "W. Heath Robinson" (lower right). 14-1/4 x 10-1/4 in. Matted and framed. Watercolor on paper, signed "W. Heath Robinson" (lower right). 14-1/4 x 10-1/4 in. The Graphic, Mid-Summer Number, June 25, 1910, page XX. Exhibi...

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$55,000.00


At last she reached the cellar, and there she found an old, old woman with a shaking head", illustration from The Robber Bridegroom, Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Rackham, Arthur (British, 1867-1939)

Watercolor and ink on illustration board, signed lower right "A. Rackham" within rectangle,in script verso "Board of Education S.K./Exhitn. Of Illustr/Illustr. To Grimm. (Freemouth...)". 9-3/8 x 7-9/16 inches. Matted and framed. Fine. Watercolor and ink...

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$52,000.00


The Buried Moon ("In her frantic struggles the hood of her cloak fell back from her dazzling golden hair, and immediately the whole place was flooded with light") by Dulac, Edmund

1916. Watercolor, pencil and ink, signed "Edmund Dulac 16" (lower right) and titled in his hand beneath. 12-5/8 x 11 in. Matted and framed. Watercolor, pencil and ink, signed "Edmund Dulac 16" (lower right) and titled in his hand beneath. 12-5/8 x 11 in...

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$50,000.00


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