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OCTOBER 2017 • Volume 16 • Number 10

14-436-1281644 Delos W. Lovelace
KING KONG

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. First Edition, First Printing, First State Dust Jacket.  Novelization of the world famous 1932 movie. Evokes the best of the classic adventure story. The characters quickly set off on their expendition, the suspense builds and the action explodes to great effect. The novel closely follows the film version, with a few plot holes filled in. Hardcover with dust jacket. 249 pages.
14-436-1281644          $10,000
14-436-1281640 Ray Bradbury
FAHRENHEIT 451
[SIGNED] 
New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Dystopian novel of a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. In a 1956 radio interview, Bradbury stated that he wrote Fahrenheit 451 because of his concerns at the time (during the McCarthy era) about the threat of book burning in the United States. In later years, he described the book as a commentary on how television reduces interest in reading. Considered one of Bradbury’s best novels. Includes two short stories by Bradbury: And the Rock Cried Out and The Playground. Inscribed by by the author and dated May 1978. Hardcover with dust jacket. 199 pages.
14-436-1281640          $2,300
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ROCKVILLE: Recently Acquired Collections
• Frank and Lana Pipes collection of Science Fiction, Mystery, Modern First Editions and Illustrated Books
• Large Civil War and Railroad Collections

 


   


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9-39-1280356 George Santayana
THE GENTEEL TRADITION AT BAY

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. The author contends that in their insistence upon absolute values, the “new humanists” have more in common with the severities of Calvinism than with the humanist movement of the Renaissance and represent the last stand of the “genteel tradition” in America. Concludes that truth and morality do not require a supernatural sanction. Hardcover with dust jacket. 74 pages.
9-39-1280356          $70
9-96-1281925 Ian Fleming
THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS

London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Non-fiction work by the creator of James Bond. Based on two weeks of interviews with a member of the International Diamond Security Organisation, formed to combat the smuggling of diamonds from Africa, where an estimated $200 million worth of gems were being smuggled out of South Africa annually. Expands upon articles published in The Sunday Times in 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket. 160 pages.
9-96-1281925          $75
9-37-1281125 BELLOCQ: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM STORYVILLE
THE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT OF NEW ORLEANS

New York: Random House, 1996. First US Edition. Expanded revised edition of the famous book of portraits of prostitutes in turn-of-the-century New Orleans. Includes 52 tritone photos printed in a large format. The text from the original edition by John Szarjowski, former director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, is included, along with an introduction by Susan Sontag. Hardcover with dust jacket. 83 pages.
9-37-1281125          $100
9-145-1281979SOLD Edgar Rice Burroughs
JUNGLE GIRL

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Early Reprint Edition. One of the lesser-known works, featuring the usual storyline of a powerful hero who finds a princess and must fight to win her. Full of bloodthirsty acts of villainy and thrilling acts of heroism. Originally serialized in 1931 as The Land of Hidden Men. Hardcover with dust jacket. 318 pages.
SOLD          $100
9-17-1281062SOLD Katharine Graham
PERSONAL HISTORY

[INSCRIBED] New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. The woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate tells her extraordinary story. A timely reminder of American history and of the woman who played an important role in the unfolding saga. Inscribed to "Howard & Marilyn Silver" on title page. Hardcover with dust jacket. 642 pages.
SOLD          $100
9-25-1282285 Fernanad Braudel
CAPITALISM AND MATERIAL LIFE 1400-1800

Harper & Row, 1973. First U.S. Edition. Full of information about the changing lives of ordinary people in the middle ages to the early period of industrialization. When did they begin to eat at tables? Where did the use of knives and forks commence? How did people keep warm? What did they wear, and how was it obtained? An analysis on the history of our material world with an economic perspective. Hardcover with dust jacket. 462 pages.
9-25-1282285          $100
9-33-1282697SOLD A.A. Milne
TOAD OF TOAD HALL

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First U.S. Edition. A play written by A. A. Milne, the first of several dramatizations of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel The Wind in the Willows. The play has four main characters: Rat, Badger, Mole, and Toad. Toad's caravan and car adventures are included, as well as his imprisonment, escape, and subsequent fight with the weasels and stoats to regain his home with the help of his friends. Its first production was at the Lyric Theatre, London, 17 December 1929. Hardcover with dust jacket. 168 pages.
SOLD          $125
9-35-1281368SOLD Jonathan Cott
STOCKHAUSEN
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMPOSER
[SIGNED BY STOCKHAUSEN]
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973. First Edition. Stockhausen speaks about the artist’s role, as both receiver and transformer, and about new ways of breaking down the boundaries of audience-composition perceptions. He offers provocative views on the relationships between contemporary music, art, and politics. Inscribed by Stockhausen and dated '14.VII.76'.Review copy, with publisher’s Advance Copy slip included. Hardcover with dust jacket. 252 pages.
SOLD          $150
9-210-1282608 John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious, Donald A. Ritchie
THE OXFORD GUIDE TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2002. The ultimate resource for authoritative information on the U.S. Presidency, Congress, and Supreme Court. Compiled by three top scholars, its pages brim with the key figures, events, and structures that have animated U.S. government for more than 200 years. Features biographies of all the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Supreme Court Justices, as well as notable members of Congress (current at date of publication). Bound in fine brown genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt decorative motif on cover; gilt text block, silk ribbon bookmark sewn in. Hardcover. 802 pages.
9-210-1282608          $150
9-3-1281167SOLD Gore Vidal
WILLIWAW

New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1946. First Edition. Vidal’s first novel, written when he was first mate of a U.S. Army supply ship stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Williwaw is the term for a sudden, violent wind common to the Aleutian Islands. Set on a U.S. ship in the Arctic waters around the Aleutians in the Pacific Ocean in the middle of the local storm season during World War II, the tension of the crew and a handful of passengers at the approach of the williwaw is stretched to breaking point when a murder is committed on the ship. Hardcover with dust jacket. 222 pages.
SOLD          $175
14-436-1282708SOLD John D. MacDonald
BALLROOM OF THE SKIES

New York: Greenberg Publishers, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Though MacDonald was primarily a mystery novelist famed for his Travis McGee series, he did write some science fiction short stories and novels. This story involves Earth sometime after World War III, with Brazil, Iran, and India as the prevailing superpowers. The plot reveals the reasons behind humanity's history of perpetual war and strife. “An admirably conceived suspense-melodrama.” Hardcover with dust jacket. 206 pages.
SOLD          $300 
14-436-1282874SOLD  Robert A. Heinlein
GLORY ROAD

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1963. First Edition, First Printing. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable. A masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typical Heinlein sting in its tail. Hardcover with dust jacket. 288 pages.
SOLD          $330

 

NEXT FREE EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 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 SEPTEMBER 30 Free Appraisal Day Event
• John F. Kennedy: Original typed copy of Presidential candidacy announcement • Woodrow Wilson: Early World War I signed postcard stating U.S. a friend of Germany • Franklin Roosevelt: 1 page TLS with 1933 inauguration ticket • Thomas Jefferson: Signed United States Senate 1791 Third Session Document • Millard Fillmore: Personal copy (signed) Volume VI of the Pacific Railroad Survey • Robert Kennedy: Inscribed copy of “To Seek a Better World” • Large collection of Civil War era CDV’s including Union and Confederate Generals, Lincoln Cabinet members and literary figures • Cartoon cel from Scooby-Doo signed by Hanna and Barbera • Gandhi: First edition of “Satyagraha” • Cartier-Bresson: First edition of “The Decisive Moment” • Jack Ruby: 2 page ALS written while in the Dallas prison • Al Hirschfeld: Original cover art for the TV Guide cover “Kirk and Spock” • Frank Lloyd Wright: Signed copy of “An Autobiography” • Voltaire: Complete set of works including many first editions • Miro: “Lithographs” volumes 1 and 2 • Collection of Gertrude Stein first editions • John Speede: “A New Mappe of the Roman Empire” 1586 • Beijing Daily newspaper February 1972 Nixon trip to China • Richard McKenna” First edition of “The Sand Pebbles” signed by Steve McQueen.
 

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 ACCREDITED APPRAISALS
The Johns Hopkins U., archival papers and related material of U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland • Ayn Rand Institute, 4-page manuscript draft of Ayn Rand’s “Essentials of Objectivism”

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