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JUNE 2017 • Volume 16 • Number 6

9-114-1275708 F. Scott Fitzgerald
ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue. The author's third collection features nine short stories. "The Rich Boy" contains one of Fitzgerald's most quoted passages: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand". As with his other collections, its release was timed to follow the completion of his most recent novel, The Great Gatsby. As nice a copy as we've ever seen. Hardcover with near-perfect dust jacket. 267 pages. 
9-114-1275708         $7,500 
9-114-1275711 Walt Whitman
DEMOCRATIC VISTAS
New York: J.S. Redfield, 1871. First Edition. Considered a major work of comparative politics and letters. Whitman expounds on the influence of the Louisiana Purchase on the American spirit, character, and body politic. He comments on the Industrial Revolution and the predecessors of Modernism, which chose restraint and rationality above emotion and feelings. Whitman condemned the corruption and greed of the Gilded Age, denouncing the post-Civil War materialism that had overtaken the country. “Never was there, perhaps, more hollowness at heart than at present, and here in the United States," he wrote. Paper wraps, 84 pages.
 9-114-1275711          $4,000
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9-86-1274613SOLD William W. Warner
BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS
WATERMEN, CRABS, AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY 
[SIGNED] 
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1976. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the Atlantic blue crab and its Chesapeake Bay territory, including the stories of the women and men who work the crab pots, their way of life, their forebears, the Chesapeake Bay, and the effects of urbanization on their communities. Signed by author. Hardcover with dust jacket. 304 pages.

SOLD        $50
9-7-1275814SOLD Pearl S. Buck
ONE BRIGHT DAY

New York: The John Day Company, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. During a brief stop at a Japanese seaport, Mrs. Jackson and her daughters befriend wise and kindly Mr. Nishima, whose understanding ways put Mrs. Jackson to shame and teach the girls courteous behavior. Displays "the charm of Japan and the courtesy of its people, about which American children have not heard much in recent years." Hardcover with dust jacket. 60 pages.
SOLD       $75
9-40-1275246
Charles H. Hawes
IN THE UTTERMOST EAST

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Second Edition. The subtitle says it all: Being An Account of Investigations Among the Natives and Russian Convicts of the Island of Sakhalin, With Notes of Travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria. Hardcover without dust jacket. 478 pages, with an eight page glossary and dozens of illustrations and photographs.
9-40-1275246          $75
9-24-1273719 J.F. Maclear
CHURCH AND STATE IN THE MODERN AGE
A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Essential reference on church-state relations in modern history. Collects major documents associated with post-Reformation churches (Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox) in their relationship to the developing modern state in the West. Includes royal edicts, revolutionary decrees, state constitutions, religious protests, papal pronouncements, and Supreme Court decisions. Hardcover with dust jacket. 510 pages.
9-24-1273719          $99
9-26-1274675 Stephen Colbert
I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU) 
[SIGNED] 
New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2007. First Edition, First Printing. The funnyman host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report rants about things that are wrong with America, offering his “knee jerk beliefs” on everything from the liberal media to environmentalists. Taking on his trademark blowhard pundit persona, his hilarious pronouncements show why he quickly became a national treasure long before taking over for David Letterman on The Late Show. Inscribed on half-title page. Hardcover with dust jacket. 230 pages.

9-26-1274675          $100
9-3-1275503 Sherwood Anderson
TAR: A MIDWEST CHILDHOOD 
[SIGNED] 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. Limited Edition. Fictionalized memoir consisting of episodes in the childhood of "Edgar Moorehead" (nicknamed Tar). The fictional location bears a resemblance to Camden, Ohio where Sherwood Anderson was born. A revised episode later appeared as the short story "Death in the Woods" (1933). Signed on limitations page, number 259/350. Hardcover, missing dust jacket. 346 pages.

9-3-1275503          $100
9-24-1274763 J. Edgar Hoover
A STUDY OF COMMUNISM 

[SIGNED] New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. First Edition. Written for the average reader on the aims and methods of Communism, discussing the economic, sociological, political and psychological origins of the movement and its attractions. Traces the perversion of the ideology in the hands of the Russians, the power struggle that followed, the attempts to communize the U.S. since Stalin's rise and fall, and how nationalism has thwarted Communism. Although it is now widely believed that most of Hoover's books were ghostwritten by FBI employees, the content undoubtedly reflects Hoover's views. Inscribed by J. Edgar Hoover, dated 9/62. Hardcover with dust jacket. 212 pages.
9-24-1274763          $150
9-425-1274694 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH

Ahmedabad: Navajivan, 1945. Second English Edition, Second Printing. The autobiography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, covering his life from early childhood through 1921. Written in weekly installments and published in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929, with the English translation appearing in installments in the journal Young India. Written to explain the background of Gandhi's public campaigns. This is the January, 1945 reprint of the Second Edition, originally published in May, 1940. Limited to 5000 copies. Translated by Mahadev Desai. Hardcover without dust jacket. 422 pages.
9-425-1274694          $150 
9-33-1274129 James Joyce
EXILES

New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1924. First American Edition, Second Printing. James Joyce's only play draws on the story of "The Dead", the final short story in Dubliners. The play was rejected by W.B. Yeats for production by the Abbey Theatre: its first major London performance was in 1970, when Harold Pinter directed it at the Mermaid Theatre. Originally issued by Huebsch in 1918, this is the scarce reissue of 1924. Hardcover without dust jacket. 154 pages.
9-33-1274129          $175
9-17-1274906SOLD Golda Meir
A LAND OF OUR OWN
AN ORAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY GOLDA MEIR 
[SIGNED
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973. First Edition, Second Impression. Born 1898 in Kiev, Russian Empire (present day Ukraine) and educated in the United States, Meir moved to Palestine in 1921. She became Prime Minister of Israel in 1969. Good collection of primary sources for understanding Meir's life and the formative years of the State of Israel. Signed bookplate in blue ink reads: Greetings from / Jerusalem. / Golda Meir / Feb. 10, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket. 251 pages.

SOLD         $250
9-210-1274570
Dale Carnegie
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2002. Limited Edition. One of the first best-selling self-help books. Published in 1936, it has sold over 30 million copies world-wide, and was named #19 on Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential books. This edition is bound in genuine black leather with bright gilt text on the spine and a gilt decorative motif on covers, with gilt text block, silk endpapers and a silk ribbon bookmark. 340 pages.
9-210-1274570          $300
9-13-1274563
Salvador Dali  
DALI: LES DINERS DE GALA

New York: Felice, 1973. First Edition. Yes, this is a cook book. Features 136 recipes in 12 chapters, specially illustrated by Dalí, and organized by meal courses (including aphrodisiacs). All recipes can be cooked at home, although some will require skill and a well-stocked pantry. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dalí’s musings on various subjects. Written by Dalí and translated by Captain J. Peter Moore. Hardcover with dust jacket. 322 pages.  
9-13-1274563          $300

 

NEXT FREE EVENT: SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 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 MAY 27 Free Appraisal Day Event:
• Hand colored memorial print of the Ellis brothers who died in a Confederate Prisoner of War Camp • Stefansson: Inscribed copy of “Adventure of Wrangel Island” • Aldus Press edition of “Marcus Quintilianus” 1521 •  Langston Hughes signed program “Freedom’s Plan” •  Arthur Rackham signed limited edition of “Sleeping Beauty” • Apollo 11 Lunar Map signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins • Apollo 8 original Orbital Photo Book • Hough: “American Wood” 12 volumes • 19th Century autograph album • 19th century advertising card album • DiPasquale signed pencil study for Arthur Ashe statue. 

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM MAY 2017 ACCREDITED APPRAISALS
• U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Rosenwald family archives • Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Salahi family document relating to the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem • American Ireland Fund, W.B. Yeats “A Vision” inscribed by Yeats to Edith Shackleton • Johns Hopkins University Medical Archives, magic lantern collection of Dr. Howard Kelly • American Psychiatric Association Foundation, library, archives and artifacts. 

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