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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE"

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876.

First American edition, first state of one of the great masterpieces of American literature and a true touchstone of American childhood, in the exceptionally rare publisher's morocco binding. An essential addition to any Mark Twain collection. Only 200 copies were issued in the publisher's three-quarter morocco binding. $69,000.

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Trois Trios pour le Piano-Forte (Op. 1)

“A SERIOUS, STORMY, ELEVATED, AND DIFFICULT WORK

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Trois Trios pour le Piano-Forte (Op. 1). Vienna, 1795.

First edition, earliest issue, fully engraved, of Beethoven's Opus 1, the earliest compositions Beethoven considered to be "worthy of publication with an opus number and to proclaim his name" (Thayer), one of the earliest and rarest Beethoven first editions, one of very few complete copies extant. The jewel in the crown of any important music collection. $60,000.

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

"NIELSEN'S MOST SPECTACULAR AND CELEBRATED BOOK"

NIELSEN, Kay. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. London, 1914.

Signed limited first edition of this classic collection of Norwegian folk tales, illustrated with 25 superb mounted color plates and decorative in-text line cuts by famed artist Kay Nielsen, number 68 of only 500 copies numbered and signed by him. A scarce and magnificent masterpiece in excellent condition, with original silk ties present. $29,000.

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Miscellaneous Poems

“HAD WE BUT WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME”

MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems. London, 1681.

First and only collected edition of Marvell's poetry to be published in his own century, containing the first printing of many poems, including "To His Coy Mistress," with scarce engraved frontispiece portrait. A wide-margined copy handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $25,000.

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Animal Farm

"ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"

ORWELL, George. Animal Farm. London, 1945.

First edition, first printing, of Orwell’s "savagely ironical allegory" (Clute & Grant) on the gap between radical ideals and reality, his most famous and widely read work, a handsome copy in original dust jacket. $22,000.

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Essayes Written in French

“THE UNFOLDING OF A MIND OF GENIUS IN DIALOGUE WITH ITSELF”

MONTAIGNE. Essayes Written in French. London, 1613.

Second edition in English of Montaigne’s seminal masterpiece, with the important Elizabethan translation of John Florio used by Shakespeare as a source for The Tempest (circa 1611), a work profoundly influenced by Lucretius, who is quoted almost a hundred times in the work, a splendid folio volume in contemporary calf boards. $16,000.

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Constitutions of the United States

"CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW"

(CONSTITUTION) UNITED STATES CONGRESS. The Constitutions of the United States. Philadelphia: 1791.

First edition to assemble a printing of the 1787 U.S. Constitution together with 12 proposed amendments, the first collected printing of the Vermont constitution and those of the 13 original states, including that of Massachusetts—"the oldest functioning written constitution in the world." $16,000.

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Tragedie of Julius Caesar

“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”

SHAKESPEARE. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1664.

The complete text of Shakespeare's great historical tragedy, Julius Caesar, from the rare and important Third Folio, on 11 original leaves (one leaf supplied from another copy of this edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $14,500.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

“A BOOK… WHICH WILL BELONG TO ALL THE GENERATIONS… UNTIL THE LANGUAGE BECOMES OBSOLETE”

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. London, 1866, 1872.

First authorized English edition of Carroll’s cherished romp through the realm of nonsense, illustrated with 42 engravings by John Tenniel, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son, with original cloth-gilt at rear. $14,500.

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Rights of Man. BOUND WITH: Rights of Man. Part the Second.

"THE CLEAREST OF ALL EXPOSITIONS OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY"

PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man. BOUND WITH: Rights of Man. Part the Second. London, 1791, 1792.

Rare fourth edition of Part I and second edition of Part II of Rights of Man, each published shortly after the first editions by J.S. Jordan, who published Part I after the original edition was suppressed and was arrested for publishing Part II. One of Paine’s most important, influential, and bestselling works, Rights of Man resulted in the prosecution in England of Paine, his publishers, and booksellers, forcing Paine to flee to France. $12,500.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY KEN KESEY

KESEY, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. New York, 1962.

First edition of Kesey's most "popular and enduring" work, a distinctive presentation copy inscribed by him in red and black ink, "for N— Ken Kesey," in original dust jacket, housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $12,500.

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Shakespeare and Company

SIGNED BY SYLVIA BEACH

BEACH, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. New York, 1959.

First edition of Sylvia Beach's memoir, "particularly valuable for the many insights into Joyce's work and the authentic personal views it provides of the man himself" (New York Times), signed on the half title by Sylvia Beach, in original dust jacket. $12,000.

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Bridge to Terabithia

WITH MORE THAN 35 LENGTHY ANNOTATIONS BY KATHERINE PATERSON

PATERSON, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York, 1977.

Most exceptional first edition of the quintessential children's book about loss, signed by Katherine Paterson and specially annotated by her with over 1300 handwritten words describing the writing process and her experiences after publication, all intended to bolster this copy's value for a Christie's auction to benefit the PEN/American Center. $12,000.

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Fantastic Beasts

INSCRIBED BY ROWLING

ROWLING, J.K. Fantastic Beasts. London, 2001. Two volumes. First editions of Rowling's two whimsical "textbooks" from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, each boldly signed by her on the title page, with the Quidditch volume additionally inscribed by her: "To Christina, lots of love." $12,000.

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Voyage Round the World

1789 FIRST EDITION OF PORTLOCK'S ILLUSTRATED VOYAGE, WITH LARGE FOLDING MAP OF "NORTH WEST AMERICA

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel. A Voyage Round the World. London, 1789.

First edition of Portlock's account of his voyage to explore and survey America's northwest coast (including British Columbia, Alaska, Vancouver and Queen Charlotte's Island), featuring large folding map (20 by 36 inches) of America's northwest coast, five additional folding maps, and 14 copper-engraved plates, including frontispiece portrait of Portlock. An attractively bound copy. $11,000.

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Writings

“A SUPREME NOVELIST IN THE AGE OF GREAT NOVELISTS”

ELIOT, George. Writings. Boston and New York, 1908. Twenty-five volumes.

Splendid large-paper edition of Eliot’s writings, number 29 of only 750 sets produced, with over 150 illustrations including hand-colored frontispieces in double-suite, with a signed autograph letter by Eliot bound into Volume I. $11,000.

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Million and One Nights

SIGNED BY THOMAS EDISON

(EDISON, Thomas Alva) RAMSAYE, Terry. Million and One Nights. New York, 1926. Two volumes.

Signed limited first edition of one of the most important histories of cinema, number 8 of only 327 sets signed by Ramsaye and Thomas Edison, an exceptional association copy containing a laid-in typed letter by award-winning film scholar and author Dr. Donald Crafton, this rare copy a gift to him from "film aficionado and collector… Spencer Berger." With over 100 illustrations, a splendid copy in publisher’s leather and Japanese patterned paper boards. $10,500.

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War Speeches and Post-War Speeches

SCARCE COMPLETE 12-VOLUME COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS OF CHURCHILL'S WWII AND POST-WAR SPEECHES, 1941-61

CHURCHILL, Winston S. War Speeches and Post-War Speeches. London, 1941-61. Together, 12 volumes.

First editions of Churchill's separately published World War II and post-war speeches, including his rare last book, handsomely bound. $9500.

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Curious George Takes a Job

“HE WAS A GOOD LITTLE MONKEY—BUT HE WAS VERY CURIOUS”

REY, H.A. Curious George Takes a Job. Boston, 1947. First edition of this second installment in the Curious George series, chronicling Curious George's attempts at finding (and keeping) a job without his curiosity getting him into trouble. $9000.

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Program signed [Spingarn Medal award ceremony]

SIGNED BY JACKIE ROBINSON

(ROBINSON, Jackie) NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE. Program signed [Spingarn Medal award ceremony]. New York, 1956.

Original 1956 program from the awarding of the NAACP's prestigious Spingarn Medal, "awarded annually for the highest achievement of an American Negro," signed on the front cover by that year's recipient Jackie Robinson in blue ink. Also signed by television personality and presenter of the award Ed Sullivan, boxer Floyd Patterson, activist and NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, and two other attendees. $8500.

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America's National Game

"THE AMERICAN GAME PAR EXCELLENCE"

SPALDING, Albert G. America's National Game. New York, 1911.

First edition, presentation copy, of this essential baseball history, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "To Mr. H.E. Doolittle with my compliments and Christmas Greetings. A.G. Spalding. Point Loma Calif., Dec. 25, 1911." With over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including frontispiece and panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. $8500.

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Novels and Letters

LARGE-PAPER LIMITED EDITION OF THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN, ATTRACTIVELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

AUSTEN, Jane. Novels and Letters. Oxford, 1923. Seven volumes.

Lovely large-paper limited edition of Austen’s novels and letters, one of only 1,000 sets produced, illustrated with over forty plates, with frontispieces in color, very attractively bound. $8500.

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Works

“SETS THE STANDARD AND THE LIMITS OF LITERATURE”

SHAKESPEARE. Works. Cambridge and London, 1863-66. Nine volumes.

First edition set of the “Cambridge Shakespeare,” extra-illustrated with over 250 plates (many of which are hand-colored) of views and scenes and actors and actresses, very handsomely bound by Bayntun. $7800.

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Three Voyages of Captain James Cook

HANDSOME ILLUSTRATED OCTAVO SET OF THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK

COOK, James. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook. London, 1821. Seven volumes.

Early octavo edition of Captain Cook's complete voyages, with frontispiece portrait by George Dance, folding map of the world showing the courses of Cook’s travels, and 24 aquatint plates, beautifully bound. $7800.

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Ascent of Everest

THE ASCENT OF EVEREST,SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND 43 OTHER “EVERESTERS”

HUNT, John. Ascent of Everest. London, 1953. First edition, signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and 43 other Everest climbers on the half title, dedication and title pages. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $7500.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)

JEFF KINNEY'S POPULAR DIARY OF A WIMPY KID SERIES, SIGNED BY HIM IN ALL NINE BOOKS

KINNEY, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series). New York, 2007-13. Nine volumes.

First editions of the first eight titles as well as the "Do-It-Yourself" volume of the wildly successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, each book boldly signed or inscribed by the author-illustrator, Jeff Kinney. $6500.

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Haggadah for Passover

BEN SHAHN’S SIGNED LIMITED FOLIO HAGGADAH, WITH ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPH ALSO SIGNED BY HIM

SHAHN, Ben. Haggadah for Passover. Paris, 1966.

Beautiful large limited folio Passover Haggadah, number 175 of only 228 copies (out of a total edition of 292) on Arches Vergé paper, illustrated by Ben Shahn with 21 color pictorial borders and line drawings and an additional beautiful double-page color lithograph also signed by him. $6500.

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New Hampshire

ROBERT FROST’S NEW HAMPSHIRE, INSCRIBED BY HIM WITH A POEM FROM THE BOOK

FROST, Robert. New Hampshire. New York, 1924.

First edition, third printing, issued a year after the first printing, inscribed by Frost with lines from the poem "I Will Sing You One-O": "The clock struck one/ In that grave one/ They spoke of the sun/ And moon and stars/ Saturn and Mars/ And Jupiter/ x x x x x/ Their solemn peals/ Were not their own/ They spoke for the clock/ With whose vast wheels/ Theirs interlock/ Robert Frost/ For Edwin T. Bowden Jr.''. $6000.

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World Crisis

“ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT TREATISES ON WAR THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN”

CHURCHILL, Winston. World Crisis. London, 1923-31. Six volumes.

First English editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. "Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written" (Spectator). $6000.

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Golden Booke of Marcus Aurelius

"THE WORLD IS SO MALICIOUS, THAT IF WE TAKE NOT HEEDE TO PREPARE AGAINST HIS WRINCHES, IT WILL OVERTHROW US TO OUR GREATER LOSSE AND HURTE"

(BOURCHIER, John) AURELIUS, Marcus. Golden Booke of Marcus Aurelius. London, 1586.

Later edition of Bourchier's translation of Antonio de Guevara's Libro aureo, his collection of incidents and letters from the life of Marcus Aurelius, one of the most widely read and translated books of the 16th century. $6000.

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Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

"THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT"

SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1799. Three volumes.

Ninth edition of Smith’s landmark work—"probably the most important book which has ever been written" (Buckle). An attractively bound copy. $6000.

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Ballet

“THE ECSTASY AND ESSENCE OF THE DANCE”

BRODOVITCH, Alexey. Ballet. New York, 1945.

First edition, an exceptionally scarce “photobook legend,” Brodovitch’s first and only authored work, one of only 500 copies, featuring 104 dynamic black-and-white photogravure plates with “a vibrancy and fluidity that perfectly captures the motion of dance” (Parr & Badger), in fragile original French wraps. $6000.

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Essays of Montaigne

"HOW FAR HIS INFLUENCE HAS EXTENDED IS INCALCULABLE"

MONTAIGNE. Essays of Montaigne. London, 1685-86. Three volumes.

First edition of Cotton's highly regarded English translation of Montaigne's essays, considered "among the masterpieces of translation" (DNB), with frontispiece portrait, in contemporary calf boards. $5500.

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Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt

FINE VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND AND EGYPT

(MIDDLE EAST) WILSON, Colonel Charles. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. New York, 1881-83. Two volumes.

First edition, American issue, of this handsome pictorial survey of the Holy Land and Egypt, with lovely additional engraved title pages, 39 fine full-page steel engravings and over 600 in-text wood-engravings, in original publisher's morocco-gilt. $5200.

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Conquest of Everest

SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND EXPEDITION MEMBERS GEORGE LOWE AND CHARLES EVANS

(HILLARY, Edmund) HUNT, John. The Conquest of Everest. New York, 1954.

First American edition of the official account of the first summit of Mount Everest, signed on the front free endpaper by Edmund Hillary and expedition members George Lowe and Charles Evans, and with a commemorative postcard signed by Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay and author John Hunt laid in. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $4900.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF SPENSER'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

SPENSER, Edmund. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1891. Five volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Spenser, including The Faerie Queene, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with 25 window-mounted engravings, ten hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $4800.

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Creature Comforts

INSCRIBED BY CHARLES ADDAMS TO DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR. WITH A DRAWING OF UNCLE FESTER

ADDAMS, Charles. Creature Comforts. New York, 1981.

First edition, first printing, of this collection of Addams’ cartoons, inscribed to actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and his wife, with a pen-and-ink drawing to the fly-leaf depicting Addams’ famed character Uncle Fester flashing himself under a rain coat; appearing as a tattoo on Uncle Fester’s chest is the inscription, “To Marydee [in red ink] and Douglas [in green ink] with Love [in blue ink] Chas Addams 82 [in black ink].” Uncle Fester wears boxer shorts striped in a bright red and green. $4700.

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Desperate Hours

SIGNED BY PAUL NEWMAN IN HIS SECOND BROADWAY ROLE, ALONGSIDE KARL MALDEN AND OTHER CAST MEMBERS OF THE DESPERATE HOURS

(NEWMAN, Paul) (MALDEN, Karl) HAYES, Joseph. The Desperate Hours. New York, 1955.

First edition of a rare association copy of Hayes' drama that premiered on Broadway on February 10, 1955, signed on the dedication page by Paul Newman, Karl Malden and fellow original cast members, Judson Pratt, Nancy Coleman, Malcolm Brodrick, Patricia Peardon, George Grizzard, George Mathews, Fred Eisley, Wyrley Birch, Rusty Lane and Mary Orr, along with signatures of co-producer Howard Erskine and production personnel Howard Whitfield, William Weaver, Joe Bishop, Marian Byram (on the cast page), and actors Gene Blakely and Frank Overton. This is Birch's copy, with his ownership signature; also with publisher's laid-in presentation card printed, "With the compliments of Bennett Cerf." $4500.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF SCOTT'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

SCOTT, Walter. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1892. Five volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Walter Scott, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with 25 window-mounted engravings, 11 hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $4500.

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Pictures and Royal Portraits

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND IN PUBLISHER’S ORNATELY GILT-DECORATED MOROCCO

(ENGLAND) (SCOTLAND) ARCHER, Thomas. Pictures and Royal Portraits. London, 1880. Two volumes.

Early edition of this comprehensive illustrated history, with 69 fine full-page sepia-toned steel engravings, very handsome in publisher’s deluxe morocco-gilt. $4500.

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Magazine yearbook signed ["Hispanics in the Major Leagues"]

SIGNED BY 42 FAMOUS LATINO BASEBALL PLAYERS INCLUDING HALL OF FAMERS ROBERTO ALOMAR AND EDGAR MARTINEZ

(BASEBALL). Magazine yearbook signed ["Hispanics in the Major Leagues"]. New York, 1993.

First edition of this bilingual yearbook celebrating Latinos in baseball as of 1993, signed by 42 players including Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Edgar Martinez, as well as baseball luminaries Sandy Alomar, Moises Alou, John Candelaria, Julio Franco, Dave Martinez, Rafael Palmiero, Tony Pena, and Ruben Sierra. $4500.

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Prolegomena

"THAT MOST BEAUTIFUL AND COMPREHENSIBLE OF ALL KANT'S IMPORTANT WRITINGS, WHICH IS FAR TOO LITTLE READ" (SCHOPENHAUER)

KANT, Immanuel. Prolegomena. Riga, 1783.

First edition, first issue of Kant's important clarification and distillation of the arguments first put forth two years earlier in his groundbreaking Critique of Pure Reason. $4500.

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Brighton Rock

"ONE OF THE BEST I EVER WROTE" (GRAHAM GREENE)

GREENE, Graham. Brighton Rock. New York, 1938.

First edition of Greene's electrifying noir novel—"his first enquiry into the ways of man and God"—this American edition preceding the English edition by one month, adapted to the screen in 1947 with Greene's co-authored screenplay and Richard Attenborough as the sadistic killer Pinkie. $4200.

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Slaughterhouse-Five

"LISTEN: BILLY PILGRIM HAS COME UNSTUCK IN TIME": FIRST EDITION OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

VONNEGUT, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York, 1969.

First edition of Vonnegut's masterpiece—his "most powerful novel"—a modern classic of time travel, metaphysics and the morality, or lack thereof, of war. $3800.

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Facts About Sherry

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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Falbalas & Fanfreluches

FASHIONS OF THE AGES, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED IN POCHOIR BY GEORGE BARBIER

BARBIER, George. Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Paris, 1924.

First edition of this lovely almanac, one of only 600 copies, with vignette title page and 12 plates brightly hand-colored in pochoir watercolor by Barbier, in original illustrated wrappers and glassine. $3500.

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Wife of His Youth

"THE FIRST GREAT AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITER"

CHESNUTT, Charles W. Wife of His Youth. Boston, 1899.

First edition of Chesnutt's decisive second collection of richly engaging and "subversive" stories that "explode myths about American history and racial supremacy," with frontispiece and three full-page illustrations, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $3500.

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Favorite Haunts

INSCRIBED BY CHARLES ADDAMS WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM

ADDAMS, Charles. Favorite Haunts. New York, 1976.

First edition of this wonderful collection of Addams’ cartoons, inscribed by him, “For Pat and Charles with all best” above his large original drawing, signed by him and dated 1978, showing Wednesday Addams, daughter in the Addams Family cartoons, lying on her side with a pensive look on her face and a thought bubble leading to the printed Simon and Schuster logo—as if the logo’s figure is the man of her dreams, with 94 full-page cartoons (including color endpapers). $3500.

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Homebodies

"A HALLOWEEN VERSION OF NORMAN ROCKWELL AND GRANT WOOD"

ADDAMS, Charles. Homebodies. New York, 1954.

First edition, second printing, of Addams' fourth collection of cartoons, inscribed to one of his editors, "For Bill Gebert, with best regards and appreciation for the headaches of production in making these collections Chas Addams, New York, 1954." Beneath the inscription is an original drawing of Wednesday Addams and a two-headed cat. Gebert was an editor at The New Yorker. $3500.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF POPE'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

POPE, Alexander. Poetical Works. New York and London, 1891. Three volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Alexander Pope, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with 15 window-mounted engravings, six hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $3200.

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Henry VIII

"THE MAJESTIC LORD WHO BROKE THE BONDS OF ROME"

(HENRY VIII) POLLARD, Albert Frederick. Henry VIII. London, 1902.

Limited first edition, number CI of only 250 copies printed on Japanese paper of this authoritative account of the "personal power" of the Throne, illustrated with 32 rich full-page browntone photogravures in double-suite, many after portraits by Holbein (including the vividly hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Henry). A splendid folio volume bound in contemporary full morocco by the renowned French bindery Chambolle-Duru. $3200.

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Biographical Sketches of Preeminent Americans

"THE LIVES OF THOSE MEN WHOSE GENIUS AND ENTERPRISE HAVE AIDED IN THE UPBUILDING OF THIS GREAT NATION"

HARRISON, Frederick G. Biographical Sketches of Preeminent Americans. Boston, 1892. Three volumes.

First edition of this collection of prominent Americans and founding fathers, among them Washington, Franklin, Adams, Hancock, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Clay, Webster, Irving, Houston, Brown, Poe, Lincoln, Barnum, Sherman, Grant, Custer, Edison, and many more, with 120 photogravure portraits, in handsome publisher's morocco bindings. $2900.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF SWIFT'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

SWIFT, Jonathan. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1893. Three volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Swift, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with 15 window-mounted engravings, six hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $2800.

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Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]

LOVELY SENDAK-ILLUSTRATED POSTER FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NUTCRACKER, 1983, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]. Seattle, 1983.

Beautiful poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the Pacific Northwest Ballet's 1983 world premiere of the Nutcracker, featuring sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak, inscribed at the bottom of the image for presentation to a close friend and neighbor: "For Mike—with complete pleasure!—Maurice Sendak Jul '84." $2700.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF RALEIGH'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

RALEIGH, Walter. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1892.

Later Aldine edition of Walter Raleigh's poems, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with five window-mounted engravings, two hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $2500.

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Art in Cartooning

WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED WITH ORIGINAL CARTOONS BY FOUR OF THE FEATURED CARTOONISTS

(BOOTH, George) (GROSS, S.) (MARTIN, Henry) (MICHAUD, Roland) (MYERS, Lou) (TANNENBERG, Marvin) (WOODMAN, Bill) FISHER, Edwin, GERBERG, Mort and WOLIN, Ron, eds. Art in Cartooning. New York, 1975.

First edition of this celebration of American cartooning, seldom found inscribed with original sketches by its contributors. This copy boasts large, whimsical original art by notable magazine cartoonists Jack Ziegler, Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross and Bill Woodman. $2500.

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

FIRST EDITION OF LORNA DOONE, HANDSOMELY BOUND

BLACKMORE, Richard D. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor. London, 1869. Three volumes.

First edition of Blackmore's classic romantic novel of legendary Devonshire, handsomely bound. "Combining romance, adventure, and idyll, Lorna Doone has been continuously in print since its publication" (ONDB). $2500.

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Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours

LOVELY 15TH-CENTURY ILLUMINATED CALENDAR LEAF FROM A FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. France, circa 1450-1500.

Lovely illuminated calendar leaf from a French Book of Hours, circa 1450-1500, featuring a two-line initial in gold and an elaborate right border. $2200.

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Last Go Round

SIGNED BY KEN BABBS AND KEN KESEY

KESEY, Ken with BABBS, Ken. Last Go Round. New York, 1994.

First edition of Kesey's last novel, boldly signed in colored ink by both him and Ken Babbs. Together with an undated prospectus for Kesey's unpublished and unproduced screenplay for this story, begun a decade prior to the novel's publication. $2200.

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Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"A SONNET IS A MOMENT'S MONUMENT"

ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. London, 1904. Two volumes.

Illustrated collected edition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's passionate poetry, including his beautiful love story "The Blesssed Damozel" and his acclaimed romantic sonnet sequence, "The House of Life," with 20 lovely photogravures after Rossetti's own drawings and paintings, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $2200.

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Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director

CHIPPENDALE, HEPPLEWHITE, AND SHERATON’S GREAT FURNITURE WORKS,LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED WITH MORE THAN 900 ILLUSTRATIONS

CHIPPENDALE, Thomas. The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. New York, 1938-46. Three volumes.

Modern facsimile editions of the great works by the three preeminent furniture designers, with over 920 plates of their designs and photographs of pieces exemplifying their respective styles. With an autograph presentation in one volume from the publisher to the editor, "To my friend Walter Rendell Storey, whose cooperation has made the publishing of this book possible. With best wishes, Sandy." $1850.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF YOUNG'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

YOUNG, Edward. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1892. Two volumes.

Later Aldine edition of the poems of Edward Young, including his immortal long poem Night Thoughts, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with ten window-mounted engravings, four hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $1600.

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Pop-Up Little Orphan Annie

“ANNIE, YOU’RE A WONDER… THE BEST TROUPER ANY CIRCUS EVER HAD!”

GRAY, Harold. Pop-Up Little Orphan Annie. Chicago, 1935.

First edition, with numerous in-text black-and-white illustrations and three two-page color “pop-ups” (two of which serve as endpapers) in excellent, working condition. $1500.

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Blood Child

"IF YOU HAVEN'T READ BUTLER, YOU DON'T YET UNDERSTAND HOW RICH THE POSSIBILITIES OF SCIENCE FICTION CAN BE" (MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION)

BUTLER, Octavia. Blood Child. New York and London, 1995.

First edition of this collection of short stories, signed on the title page by Octavia Butler. $1400.

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Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys to the North of England

"A SPRIGHTLY RECORD OF ENGLISH TRAVEL"

BRATHWAITE, Richard. Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys to the North of England. London, 1723.

Third edition of Brathwaite's "rollicking" and "sprightly" travel narrative in verse, charmingly illustrated with copper-engraved frontispiece and five full-page plates, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by renowned French bookbinder Petrus Ruban. $1250.

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MASH

"WHEN IT CAME TO HAWKEYE PIERCE THERE WAS A GREAT DIVERGENCE OF OPINION"

HOOKER, Richard [i.e., HORNBERGER, H. Richard and HEINZ, W.C.]. MASH. New York, 1968.

First edition of this comedic account of surgery and shenanigans during the Korean War, the basis for Robert Altman’s acclaimed film and the subsequent, phenomenally popular television series. $1250.

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Thoughts and Adventures

"CHURCHILL SEEMS ALWAYS A HAPPY YOUNG WARRIOR ENJOYING HIMSELF AND SURE OF HIS CONVICTIONS"

CHURCHILL, Winston. Thoughts and Adventures. London, 1932.

First edition of this collection of essays, with photographic frontispiece portrait, illustrated with seven political cartoons, handsomely bound. $1200.

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Cross Creek Cookery

SIGNED BY MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS AND ILLUSTRATOR ROBERT CAMP

RAWLINGS, Marjorie Kinnan. Cross Creek Cookery. New York, 1942.

First edition, first issue, of novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' beloved cookbook, signed by both Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and illustrator Robert Camp, with scarce dust jacket. $1200.

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Poetical Works

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF GOLDSMITH'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1895.

Later Aldine edition of Oliver Goldsmith's poems, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with five window-mounted engravings, two hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $1100.

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Giants

SIGNED BY 15 GIANTS, TEN ON THE 1986-87 SUPER BOWL XXI-WINNING TEAM

WHITTINGHAM, Richard. The Giants. New York, 1987.

First edition of this richly illustrated history of the New York Giants, from their first days at the Polo Grounds through their dramatic win in Super Bowl XXI, signed by 15 players—10 of whom played on that championship team. $950.

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Jardin des Roses

A MASTERPIECE ON LOVE

(NOGUÈRES, Vincent-Lucien) SA'DI SHIRAZI, Muslih-uddin. (TOUSSAINT, Franz, translator). Jardin des Roses. Paris, 1959.

Limited edition of Franz Toussaint’s translation of Sa’di’s masterpiece on love, number 1118 of 1500 copies, with decorative title page and 12 beautiful full-page color illustrations in the Persian style by Vincent-Lucien Noguères, printed by a special process using progressively degenerating blocks and luminous gold developed by Raymond Jacquet. $850.

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Character Is Destiny

CHARACTER IS DESTINY, INSCRIBED BY SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

MCCAIN, John. Character Is Destiny. New York, 2005.

First edition of Senator McCain's moving work on 34 men and women—including Sojourner Truth, Gandhi, Washington, Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lincoln, Twain, Mandela and da Vinci—whose lives exemplify fine human values, inscribed by McCain on the half title, "To N— & B— To Two Wonderful Young People. Best Wishes, John McCain." A splendid copy. $650.

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