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“READER, I MARRIED HIM”

(BRONTE, Charlotte) BELL, Currer. Jane Eyre. London, 1847. Three volumes.

Rare first edition of one of the greatest and most popular novels in English literature in lovely contemporary calf-gilt. $52,000.


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"MONSIEUR… I SHALL WRITE TOMORROW AT GREATER LENGTH, AND, HOLDING YOU IN GREAT DEVOTION, MOST HUMBLY KISS YOUR HANDS"

STUART, Mary (Mary, Queen of Scots). Autograph letter signed. Sheffield Castle, England, December 2, 1581.

Exceptionally rare autograph letter signed by Mary Queen of Scots, written while she was held at Sheffield Castle, almost certainly addressed to her brother-in-law, King Henri III of France. $44,000.


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“FIRST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL WORK BY AN AMERICAN WOMAN”

WARREN, Mercy. History of the Rise, Progress and Termination. Boston, 1805. Three volumes.

First edition of Mercy Warren’s pioneering three-volume history, offering a rare “insider’s view of the Revolution,” begun in the earliest days of America’s struggle for independence, very scarce in contemporary tree sheep boards. $13,500.


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