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| ||Henry More |
Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University, 1647. First Edition, First Issue. Henry More was one of the most famous of the Cambridge Platonists and was a prolific writer of verse and prose. The Divine Dialogues (1688) condenses his general view of philosophy and religion. His first work, published in 1642, was Psychodoia Platonica: or, a Platonicall Song of the Soul, consisting of foure severall Poems. It was followed in 1647 by this full collection of Philosophicall Poems, which includes The Song of the Soul. Bound in black leather with gilt lettering. 436 pages.
| ||Josua Poole |
THE ENGLISH PARNASSUS, OR, A HELPE TO ENGLISH POESIE.
CONTAINING A SHORT INSTITUTION OF THAT ART, A COLLECTION OF ALL RHYMING MONOSYLLABLES, THE CHOICEST EPITHETS, AND PHRASES: WITH SOME GENERAL FORMS UPON ALL OCCASIONS, SUBJECTS, AND THEAMS, ALPHABETICALLY DIGESTED.
London: Printed for Tho. Johnson, 1657. First Edition.
Quarter bound brown leather, no text on spine. 229-596 pages.
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| ||Arthur Koestler |
THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. First American Edition. Philosophical / psychological explanation of humanity's tendency toward self-destruction in terms of brain structure, philosophies, and cyclical political–historical dynamics, reaching the height of its potential in the nuclear arms arena. Hardcover with dust jacket. 384 pages.
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| ||John Barth |
THE FLOATING OPERA
[SIGNED] New York: Doubleday, 1967. First published in 1956 and significantly revised by the author for this edition. An existentialist and nihilist first-person account of protagonist Todd Andrews contemplated suicide. Barth made a number of changes to the text, including restoration of the original ending. Hardcover with dust jacket. 252 pages. Author's signature on title page.
| ||Jaimy Gordon |
SHE DROVE WITHOUT STOPPING
[SIGNED] Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1990. First edition. The on-the-road story of brave, brainy, erotic Jane Turner: child of the fifties, student of the sixties, her sexual identity molded by affluent America's love affair with Freud and set at liberty by its sexual revolution. Hardcover with dust jacket. 390 pages. Author's signature on title page.
|SOLD ||Wendell Berry, illustrated by Ben Shahn |
NOVEMBER TWENTY SIX NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY THREE
[SIGNED] New York: George Braziller, 1964. Limited Edition. Berry's poem, originally published in The Nation, is reprinted with illustrations by Ben Shahn. Tipped-in color plate and numerous black and white illustration by Ben Shahn. Hardcover in slipcase. Signed by Berry and Shahn on back page.
| ||Philip Kerr |
THE ONE FROM THE OTHER
A Bernie Gunther Novel
[SIGNED] New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006. First edition. The year is 1949 and Bernie has moved to Munich to reestablish himself as a private investigator. When the beautiful Frau Britta Warzok hires him for an apparently simple job, Bernie’s suspicions flare but the money is too good to turn down. Soon Bernie finds himself on the run, because in a defeated and divided Germany, it’s hard to know friends from enemies, the one from the other. Hardcover with dust jacket. 372 pages. Author's signature on title page.
| ||Robert Pinsky |
THE WANT BONE
[SIGNED] New York: The Ecco Press, 1990. First Edition. "It’s largely about making, which is also destroying. Civilization in all of its horror and ugliness and its beauty consists of, you know, it’s really all the work of Shiva, the Hindu god with the hammer who makes and breaks any artifact you look at." --Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Hardcover with dust jacket. 70 pages. Author's inscription on title page.
|SOLD ||Czeslaw Milosz |
THE WITNESS OF POETRY
The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1981-82
[SIGNED] Harvard University Press, 1983. Addresses major problems of contemporary poetry, beginning with the pessimism prompted by reductionist interpretations of man's animal origins. Stresses the need for the poet to be part of the great human family. Expresses optimism for the world, based on the emerging recognition of humanity's oneness, and on mankind's growing awareness of its own history. Paperback, 121 pages. Author's signature on title page.
| ||Richard Engel |
AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE
Two Decades in the Middle East
[SIGNED] New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. The author's harrowing adventures are a gripping read and a portal to how the Middle East has changed since he arrived as a young reporter in 1996. Gives readers a broad understanding of the calamities of the last two decades. Hardcover with dust jacket. 241 pages. Author's signature on title page.
| ||James Ellroy |
BECAUSE THE NIGHT
[SIGNED] New York: The Mysterious Press, 1984. First edition. A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information–no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. From the master of L.A. noir comes this beautiful and brutal tale. Hardcover with dust jacket. 280 pages. Author's signature and inscription dated 4/9/84: "The L.A. night descends!"
| || Harry Golden |
[SIGNED] Cleveland: World Publishing, 1961. First Edition. Biography of poet Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) told in an upbeat anecdotal style. Sandburg was a noted poet, writer, musician, and thinker. A pacifist, he was a Spanish-American war veteran who later supported U.S. involvement in two World Wars. A supporter of Swedish-style socialism, he had many Republican admirers due to his biographies of Abraham Lincoln. Sandburg's support for such radical ideas as old age pensions, worker compensation, and a minimum wage became mainstream in his life time. Author Harry Golden was a friend and neighbor of Sandburg. Hardcover with dust jacket. 287 pages with black and white photos. Signed by both Sandburg and Golden.
|SOLD ||R. L. Wilson |
THEODORE ROOSEVELT: HUNTER-CONSERVATIONIST
[SIGNED] Missoula, Montana: Boone and Crockett Club, 2009. First Edition. Theodore Roosevelt lives and breathes in this unique biography. Makes a compelling case for Theodore Roosevelt as our nation's greatest conservationist. Limited Edition of 1000 copies: this is number 562. Hardcover with dust jacket. 291 pages, profusely illustrated with photos and drawings. Author's signature on title page.
| ||Tom Stoppard |
London: Faber and Faber, 1975. First UK Edition. From an obscure footnote in Ulysses, Stoppard spins a fantastically elaborate scenario: A minor British consular official named Henry Carr reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce (when he was writing Ulysses), Tristan Tzara (during the rise of Dada), and Lenin (before the Russian Revolution).
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NEXT FREE EVENT: SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 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 March 25 Free Appraisal Day Event:
• Early glass plate photographs of Washington D.C. from the Matthew Brady studio • Original Charles Wilson Peale preliminary drawing of George Washington signed and dated by Peale 1783 • Confederate Army General Cadmus M. Wilcox’s copy of “Gettysburg What to See” with his annotated notes of the battle • Collection of American Indian artifacts • 2nd edition of Catlin’s “North American Indians” 1842 • Democratic Convention Book 1936 signed by Franklin Roosevelt • Collection of 16th and 17th century newspapers • Multiple autograph albums of authors and theatre performers late 19th-20th century including F. Scott Fitzgerald • Autograph album including President Grover Cleveland and his administration • Ships passport document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and James Madison • First editions of “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Rabbit Run” • Signed first edition of Betty Smith's “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” • Signed first edition of Emile Zola’s “Le Capitaine Burle” • one page typed letter signed by Albert Camus to Langston Hughes • three page typed letter with hand written postscript signed by George Bernard Shaw pertaining to his American production of “Man and Superman”.
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 MARCH 2017 ACCREDITED APPRAISALS
• Rhodesian Army Association archival papers, books and periodicals pertaining to the insurgency that lead to the independence of the nation of Zimbabwe (1960-1979)
• U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Bruno and Pauline Bettleheim family archives
• U. of Maryland, the Robert Bassesche collection of illustrated classics and children’s books
• Folger Shakespeare Library, the S. Linn Williams collection of Elizabethan period printings
• Washington Bach Consort, large collection of Bach related scores hand annotated by conductor/performer J. Reilly Lewis.
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