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DECEMBER 2017 • Volume 16 • Number 12

9-12-1286648
Dionysius of Halicarnassus
[ROMAN ANTIQUITIES, BOOKS ONE to TEN]
SIGUSMUNDO GELENIO INTERPRETE
Basilaea: Froben, 1549. Quarto, 518 pages. 
Dionysius of Halicarnassus (c. 60 BC – after 7 BC) was a Greek historian and teacher during the reign of Caesar Augustus. Roman Antiquities was his major work, covering the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the First Punic War. It was divided into twenty books, of which the first nine remain entire, the tenth and eleventh are nearly complete, while the remaining books exist in fragments. Dionysius of Halicarnassus wrote to reconcile Greeks to the rule of Rome by expounding upon the good qualities of their conquerors and arguing, using ancient sources, that the Romans were genuine descendants of the early Greeks. He carefully consulted the best authorities, and his work and that of Livy are the only connected and detailed extant accounts of early Roman history. Sigismund Gelenius (1497-1554) also known as Sigismund Gelen or Sigmund Gelen, was born into a family of Bohemian nobles in Prague. He was an eminent Greek scholar and humanist. View full description of book's condition and additional photos on our website. 
9-12-1286648          $7,500 
14-436-1281763
Frank Herbert
DUNE 
[SIGNED] Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. Frank Herbert spent five years researching, writing, and revising Dune. It appeared first as a three-part serial (Dune World) in Analog (Dec.1963 - Feb 1964). A year later, a five-part serial (The Prophet of Dune) appeared in the January-May 1965 issues. These serials were expanded, reworked, and submitted to more than twenty publishers, each of whom rejected it, before being accepted and published in August 1965 by Chilton Books, a printing house better known for publishing auto repair manuals. Dune tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966 and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. Herbert dedicated his work "to the dry-land ecologists, wherever they may be, in whatever time they work, this effort at prediction is dedicated in humility and admiration."  All first edition points are present. Inscribed on title page by Frank Herbert. Hardcover with dust jacket, 412 pages.
14-436-1281763          $5,000
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9-17-1287160
[SIGNED] New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr. (December 9, 1912 - January 5, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987, representing northern Boston, Massachusetts as a Democrat from 1953 to 1987. The only Speaker to serve five complete consecutive Congresses, he is the third longest-serving Speaker in American history after Sam Rayburn and Henry Clay. Inscribed by O'Neill. Hardcover with dust jacket. 246 pages.
9-17-1287160          $75  
9-48-1286892
Rachel R. Cosgrove
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co. 1951. First Edition, First State. Introduces a range of new characters, including living books and snowmen, a mean-spirited giant, and a rhyming dictionary that spouts verse. But the most striking new creations are Percy the White Rat and the Leopard with the Changeable Spots. This is the thirty-ninth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, this volume written by Rachel R. Cosgrove and illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis. Hardcover with illustrated color cover. 313 pages. 
9-48-1286892          $100 
9-140-1286910
Edward Hale Bierstadt
SATAN WAS A MAN

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1935. First Edition. The chilling story of a man who lived for evil. Carroll Lindsey inhabited a nightmare world of monstrous secrets and forbidden desires. Lucille, a pretty waitress; Anne, a pick-up from the park; his own dissolute mother–Carroll used them all to satisfy his strange lusts. Until one woman drove him too far–and nightmare dread became cold, brutal reality. The author is also known for his collaboration on scripts for THE SHADOW radio program starring Orson Welles. Hardcover with dust jacket. 292 pages.
9-140-1286910          $150
9-48-1286086
Peter Cross and Peter Dallas-Smith
TROUBLE FOR TRUMPETS

New York: Random House, 1984. First US Edition. Just as the Trumpets, summer creatures who live in a world of warmth and sunshine, prepare to hibernate, the Grumpets, winter creatures who live in the dark, frozen mountains of the north, prepare to take over their land. Classic children's book written by Peter Dallas-Smith with fantastic, full page full color illustrations by Peter Cross. Hardcover with dust jacket.
9-48-1286086          $150  
9-145-1286877
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1965. First Edition. A collection of stories by H. P. Lovecraft, including his seminal essay on weird fiction: Supernatural Horror in Literature. Originally published in 1965 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,471 copies. Thirty-eight tales of supernatural terror, including Dagon, The Tomb, Polaris, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, The Doom That Came to Sarnath, The White Ship, Arthur Jermyn, The Cats of Ulthar, Celephaïs, From Beyond, The Temple, The Tree, The Moon-Bog, The Nameless City, The Other Gods, The Quest of Iranon, Herbert West–Reanimator, and others. Dust jacket illustration by Lee Brown Coye. Hardcover with dust jacket, 413 pages.
9-145-1286877          $175  
9-33-1283745
[SIGNED] 1976. Limited Edition [#267/400]. Excerpts from a play-in-progress based on the Moby Dick mythology and dedicated to Herman Melville. Bradbury wrote the screenplay for the 1956 movie adaptation of Moby Dick (directed by John Huston). Copy number 267 out of 400 stated on limitation page; housed in white age-toned envelope with red lettering to front of envelope, "267" written in pencil on bottom right-hand corner on back of envelope. Signed by Bradbury on title page. Sewn pamphlet in official envelope, 16 pages.
9-33-1283745          $175
9-3-1282613
Ralph Ellison
INVISIBLE MAN

New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. A novel about an African American man whose color renders him invisible, published by Random House in 1952. It addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African-Americans early in the twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal identity. 
Hardcover without dust jacket. 439 pages.
9-3-1282613          $200
9-19-1271184 C. Edgar "Ed" Brown
DEMOCRACY AT WORK
Being the official report of the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 12 to July 14, inclusive, 1948, resulting in the nomination of Harry S. Truman of Missouri for President and Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky for Vice-President

Philadelphia: Local Democratic Political Committee of Pennsylvania, 1948. First Edition. The 1948 presidential election witnessed strong Democratic support for civil rights, resulting in a walk-out by dozens of Southern delegates and a third-party candidacy by so-called "Dixiecrats," foreshadowing the migration of political power in the south to Republicans. Despite this Democratic split, the country elected Harry S Truman over Republican Thomas Dewey. Hardcover without dust jacket, illustrations, portraits, maps. 574 pages.
9-19-1271184          $200
9-25-1285062 Thurman W. Arnold
THE FOLKLORE OF CAPITALISM

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1937. First Edition. Concerns the manner in which our system actually works rather than the moral principles that are claimed for it. With this as a basis for analysis, the author exposes the virtues and absurdities, the basic facts and inconsistent gospels of American capitalism. In the Preface, he states "By the folklore of capitalism I mean those ideas about social organizations which are not regarded as folklore but accepted as fundamental principles of law and economics." The book, which satirizes many beliefs of American laissez-faire society, was a best-seller and brought the author national attention. Arnold was the New Deal’s chief trust buster and one of Washington’s most eminent lawyers. In 1943, he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He later established the prestigious law firm of Arnold, Fortas and Porter, which was reorganized in 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket. 400 pages.
9-25-1285062          $200 
9-3-1282177
Barbara Kingsolver
THE POISONWOOD BIBLE 
[SIGNED] New York: HarperFlamingo, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. Signed by the author. Hardcover in dust jacket. 546 pages.
9-3-1282177          $220 
9-57-1285332
Theodore Roosevelt  
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893. First Edition, First Issue. The author's description: "The free, self-reliant, adventurous life, with its rugged and stalwart democracy; the wild surroundings, the grand beauty of the scenery, the chance to study the ways and habits of the woodland creatures: all these unite to give to the career of the wilderness hunter its peculiar charm. The chase is among the best of all national pastimes. No one, but he who has partaken thereof, can understand the keen delight of hunting in lonely lands". Illustrated by Frederic Remington. Hardcover without dust jacket. 472 pages.
9-57-1285332          $250
14-436-1283156
Ursula K. Le Guin
THE LATHE OF HEAVEN

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Science fiction novel that revolves around a character whose dreams alter past and present reality. Received nominations for the 1972 Hugo and the 1971 Nebula Award and won the Locus Award for Best Novel in 1972. Two television film adaptations have been released: the PBS production (1980) and a version produced by A&E Network (2002). Hardcover with dust jacket. 184 pages.
14-436-1283156          $300
9-3-1263695
Virginia Woolf
MRS. DALLOWAY

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1931. First US Edition, Sixth Printing. 
Details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post First World War England. Combining two short stories, Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street and the unfinished The Prime Minister, the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening. The story moves back and forth in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure. Considered one of the best English-language novels. Hardcover with dust jacket. 296 pages. 
9-3-1263695          $500  
14-436-1283662 Robert A. Heinlein
REVOLT IN 2100
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Collection of stories originally published in various magazines and part of the author's "Future History" series. Includes If This Goes On (1940), Coventry (1940), Misfit (1939)a Future History chart and an afterword Concerning Stories Never Written. The short novel If This Goes On describes a rebellion against an American theocracy and served as a vehicle for Heinlein to criticize the authoritarian potential of Christian fundamentalism. The work is not an attack on religion in general, however, as a Mormon community takes part in the anti-theocratic revolt. The short stories Coventry and Misfit describe the succeeding secular liberal society from the point of view of characters who reject it. Hardcover with dust jacket. 317 pages.

14-436-1283662          $700

NEXT FREE EVENT: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 10AM-1PM
Free verbal appraisals of books, manuscripts, documents, autographs, art, photographs, paintings by Allan Stypeck, Antiques Road Show veteran and currently a regular on MPT’s Chesapeake Collectibles. No appointments. First come, first served. Limit five items per person.

Some Highpoints from the NOVEMBER 25 Free Appraisal Day Event
Collection of 18th and 19th century botany books including rare early American imprints • Thomas A. Edison: Signed photograph and letters • 1930’s skiing posters • 19th century periodicals on the Czech language • Andrew Lang: Limited edition of the Red Fairy Book • Hemingway: First edition of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” • Vicki Cuffman: First edition of “Moura” • Rare 1960’s LP’s of African Jazz produced in the Republic of Congo • “The Four Gospels” written in the Seneca language 1878 • Rare early programs of the Ballet Russe featuring Pavlova and Nijinsky • Track posters signed by Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph • Lucy Gibbons Morse: Signed copy of “Breezes” with tipped in letter and original cut out silhouette.
 

ACCREDITED APPRAISALS
If you would like to have your books, manuscripts or other personal property appraised for tax, donation, insurance, probate or resale purposes, contact Allan Stypeck, Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, with over 30 years of experience as an accredited appraiser, at 301-770- 0477, ext. 13. See Allan’s C.V. HERE

HIGHLIGHTS FROM NOVEMBER 2017 ACCREDITED APPRAISALS
Columbia U., the Irene and Jack Delano collection pertaining to Puerto Rico, including archival papers, art, music and photographs • The Heinz Family Foundation, archival papers relating to five generations of the H.J. Heinz family, including U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III • Smithsonian Institution Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, artifacts and ephemeral material relating to N. African and Asian Jewish culture • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, archival papers and related material pertaining to the life of Holocasut survivor Frederic Zeller and other family members • Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum, correspondence of Charles Carlisle regarding propeller design.

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