“WITH ALL GOOD WISHES, ERNEST HEMINGWAY”:
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.
First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, inscribed by him to a favorite bookseller: "To Wendell Palmer with all good wishes Ernest Hemingway." An exceptionally lovely copy in original dust jacket. $34,000.
“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.
SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS
ADAMS, Ansel. Yosemite and the Range of Light. Boston, 1979.
First trade edition, first printing of Adams' stellar photobook, boldly signed by him on the half title, containing 116 striking black-and-white photogravures, most full-page, in original dust jacket, a splendid copy. $1800.