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LITHOGRAPHS OF CHAGALL, WITH 28 ORIGINAL PRINTS

(CHAGALL, Marc) CAIN, Julien and SORLIER, Charles. Lithographs of Marc Chagall. Monte Carlo, New York, Boston, 1960-86. Six volumes.

First editions in English of the six-volume catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s lithographs, richly illustrated with 28 original lithographs (including the dust jackets). $11,500.

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“PROFITS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT LOSSES NEVER DO”

LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks. New York, 1940.

Rare first trade edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most flamboyant stock traders, this scarce work featuring the first in-depth explanation of the famed Livermore Formula, his highly successful trading method still in use today, and containing 16 full color charts. $7000.

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“SO WE BEAT ON, BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT, BORNE BACK CEASELESSLY INTO THE PAST”

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction, Fitzgerald's haunting tale of "empty elegance and impossible love" in the Jazz Age (Julie Bosman) and one of America's greatest novels. $6800.

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SLOANE’S ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF NAPOLEON, HANDSOMELY BOUND

SLOANE, William Milligan. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York, 1906. Four volumes.

Early edition of Sloane’s monumental account of Napoleon’s personal and military life, with over 300 illustrations, portraits and maps, many in color. $3000.

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"WITH THE AUTHOR'S AFFECTION"

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. This Is My Story. New York and London, 1937.

First edition, presentation copy, of Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography, inscribed on the half title to FDR's cousin, Morgan Library Director Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr.: "For Fred & Ruth with the author's affection. Eleanor Roosevelt." $2800.

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24 FINE PHOTOGRAVURES OF OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAITS

(UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS). White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents. New York, 1901.

Limited “McKinley Memorial” edition of this collection of 24 striking photogravures of American Presidential portraits from Washington to McKinley, number 320 of an unspecified limitation, in original three-quarter morocco. $2800.

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“A MODEL OF WHAT MILITARY HISTORY CAN BE”

FOOTE, Shelby. The Civil War. A Narrative. Fort Sumter to Perryville. New York, (1958).

Scarce first edition of the complete first volume of Foote's authoritative and engrossing history, inscribed in the year of publication: "Fred Guyton, Jr—Shelby Foote. Memphis, Nov. '58," in original dust jacket. $2600.

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WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED WITH ORIGINAL CARTOONS BY SEVEN ICONIC MAGAZINE CARTOONISTS

FISHER, Edwin, GERBERG, Mort and WOLIN, Ron, eds. The 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, satirical original art by notable magazine cartoonists Whitney Darrow, Jr., Gahan Wilson, Marvin Tannenberg, S. Gross, Lou Myers, Donald Reilly and Rowland B. Wilson. Additionally inscribed on the title page by one of the editors, "Enjoy! Ron Wolin." $2000.

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SIGNED BY CORMAC MCCARTHY

MCCARTHY, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. New York, 1992.

Special publisher's advance review copy—in original wrappers and sleeve—of the first edition of the first novel in McCarthy’s acclaimed “Border Trilogy,” winner of the National Book Award, signed by the author. $1800.

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"THE MOST ORIGINAL CHARACTER IN CRIME FICTION SINCE PATRICIA HIGHSMITH'S RIPLEY"

LARSSON, Stieg. Trilogy: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. London, 2008-9. Three volumes.

First editions in English of Larsson's posthumously published trilogy, preceding the American editions, a splendid set in original dust jackets. $1650.

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“IF ANYONE CAN BRING IT OFF, YOU CAN. CARE TO HAVE A TRY, JAMES?”

FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice. London, 1964.

First edition, first state, of the 12th James Bond novel—the last published in Fleming's lifetime—set in Japan and featuring the further plots of veteran Bond villain Ernst Blofeld. $1500.

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INSCRIBED BY MICHAEL CHABON IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

CHABON, Michael. Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. New York, 2000.

First edition of Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel evoking the Golden Age of comic books, boldly inscribed on the title page in the year of publication: "10.19.00 To Herb—Michael Chabon," with his characteristic drawing of a key. $550.

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