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JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

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“IT WOULD CORRESPOND WITH MY MASCULO-FEMININE TEMPERAMENT”

(BURTON, Richard F.) SYMONDS, John Addington. A Problem in Greek Ethics. WITH: Two autograph letters signed.

Limited first edition, number 6 of only 10 privately printed copies, of “the first extended historical and literary study of homosexuality in English,” the copy of explorer and author Richard F. Burton; together with a fine signed autograph presentation letter from author John Addington Symonds to Burton and with an unpublished four-page signed autograph letter from Burton to Symonds—written just two months before Burton’s death—acknowledging receipt of the book and discussing its content. With a number of ink emendations to the book, presumably in Symonds’ hand, along with pencil underlining and occasional marginal notations presumably in Burton’s hand. $45,000.

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“ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE FIGURES OF THE RENAISSANCE”

(CELLINI, Benvenuto) SYMONDS, John Addington, translator. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini. New York, 1906. Two volumes.

Later illustrated edition of John Addington Symonds’ translation of Cellini’s celebrated autobiography, illustrated with 40 portraits and views, very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Stewart Kidd. $1250.

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