Freeville, NY, United States
Atlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, First
This catalog presents a select arrangement of rare, antique and decorative books. Featured is a group of rare original, 19th century county atlases from the American Midwest. Additional offerings contain a number of important author signatures, modern firsts and early Americana. Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the particularly interesting examples are a unique 1891 signed, limited edition copy of le Gallienne?s ?The Book-Bills of Narcissus,? which houses a host of important autographs from the Chicago literary renaissance period, a scarce leather-bound 75th anniversary production of Steinbeck?s ?Grapes of Wrath,? and the 1827 printing of Hardie?s ?Description of the City of New-York,? retaining the original hand-colored folding map. Additional desirable finds relating to early American history include original printings of 1752-1768 issues of the ?Acts and Laws of His Majesty?s English Colony of Connecticut,? the 1849 printing of Ross? ?Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River,? and the 1872-74 first edition of Bryant?s ?Picturesque America,? in four deluxe, period private leather bindings. Several private collections will be showcased. A group of original, antique folio county atlases from the American Midwest feature areas in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. There are also a number of modern firsts by authors such as John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and Carl Sandburg, along with author-signed volumes including a number of highly personalized inscriptions by Christopher Morley. Found throughout this catalog are other compelling selections from categories such as books-on-books, medical, rare fiction, limited editions, signed copies, history, literature, travel & exploration, military history, theology and more.
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