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Rare Books as Gifts

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world. ― Neil Gaiman During the holiday season and throughout the year, finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. Think of us as matchmakers, connecting people with rare books and with each other through the thoughtful selection of memorable and personal gifts that will be treasured for years to come. Rare books make very s...
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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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1565 FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CAESAR’S COMMENTARIES

CAESAR, Gaius Julius. Commentaries. London, 1565.

First complete edition in English of Caesar’s Commentaries, a landmark translation by Arthur Golding from the original Latin, including the first translation into English of De Bello Gallico (The Gallic Wars), in contemporary binding. $22,000.


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