"I KISSED THEE ERE I KILLED THEE"
SHAKESPEARE. King Lear. Othello. Anthony and Cleopatra. London, 1632.
The complete text of three of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, King Lear, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra, from the rare and important Second Folio, on 43 original leaves, attractively bound in modern half morocco-gilt. $33,000.
“ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN”
TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [sheep]. New York, 1885.
First edition, in unrestored publisher’s deluxe sheep binding, with all first-state points, including the extraordinarily rare “curved fly” illustration. Most rare, one of approximately 2500 copies issued in this binding, one of the first copies to be printed in the “original state,” before the above illustration was altered. This unaltered leaf appears in only some of the publisher’s deluxe bindings and never in the cloth-bound copies. $30,000.
“THE MOST RENOWNED PHOTOBOOK OF ALL”
FRANK, Robert. The Americans. New York, 1959.
Preferred and most desirable first American edition of Robert Frank’s influential masterpiece, a work that “forever changed the course of 20th-century photography,” with 83 full-page photogravures, introduction by Jack Kerouac. In scarce original unrestored dust jacket. Most scarce and important. $12,000.