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"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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A MAGNIFICENT ASSOCIATION

(MILNE, A.A.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. London, 1931.

An exceptional association copy of the signed limited first illustrated edition of this wonderful children's classic, presented to A.A. Milne, one of only 200 copies signed by both Kenneth Grahame and Ernest Shepard, author and illustrator. This copy an out-of-series association copy, with presentation inscription from the publisher to Winnie-the-Pooh author Milne on the limitation leaf above Grahame and Shepard’s signatures: "This is a presentation copy for A.A. Milne." $45,000.

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"HER GREATEST NOVEL"

AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London, 1816. Three volumes.

First edition of the last novel Austen published in her lifetime, her exquisitely comedic and unerringly insightful social satire—"artistry… as elaborate as any novelist has ever achieved," with all half titles, in a lovely contemporary binding. $40,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF STUART LITTLE, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SIGNED BY E.B. WHITE

WHITE, E.B. Stuart Little. New York and London, 1945.

First edition in original dust jacket of White’s “outstandingly funny and sometimes touching” (Carpenter & Prichard, 568) first book for children, signed on the pictorial endpaper by E.B. White. Exceptionally rare signed—the first copy we have offered. $38,000.

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UNIQUE PAIR OF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS ON THEM OF A WILD THING AND THE NUTCRACKER BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Christmas Ornaments. No place, circa 1978.

A wonderful and unique item: two plain white Christmas ornaments, one with a drawing of Wild Thing on it done in red, black and yellow markers and the other with a drawing of the Nutcracker on it done in black, yellow and green markers by Maurice Sendak for a neighbor and close friend. $35,000.

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PRESENTATION COPY WARMLY INSCRIBED BY BEATRIX POTTER

POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London, 1902.

True first edition, one of only 500 privately printed copies of Potter’s second book, which she called “my own favorite amongst my little books,” with frontispiece and 15 illustrations in color, three of which do not appear in the first trade edition of October, 1903, inscribed just a month after publication to a tenant in her rental cottage: “For Miss Murray MacGregor from Beatrix Potter. Jan. 16th 03.” $32,000.

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FIRST COLLECTED AND FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN, 1833

AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London, 1833. Five volumes.

Important first collected and first illustrated edition of the novels of Jane Austen, "mother of the English 19th-century novel" (Kunitz & Haycraft), printed from the plates of Bentley's "Standard Novel" editions of 1833, each volume with engraved frontispiece illustration and vignette title page, finely bound. "Very rare in any state" (Gilson). $28,000.

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"ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN. IT'S THE BEST BOOK WE'VE HAD"

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885.

First edition, first issue, of "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble. $20,000.

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MILNE’S “POOH QUARTET,”FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONS SPLENDIDLY BOUND,SIGNED BY MILNE IN THE FIRST VOLUME

MILNE, A. A. Four Pooh Books. New York, 1924-28. Four volumes. First American editions of Milne’s beloved “Pooh quartet”—including the signed limited first American edition of When We Were Very Young, number 24 of 100 copies signed by Milne—elegantly bound in full morocco-gilt. A beautiful set. $19,500.

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SIGNED BY THE BAMBINO

RUTH, Babe and CONSIDINE, Bob. The Babe Ruth Story. WITH: The first paperbound edition. New York, 1948. Two volumes.

First edition of Babe Ruth’s autobiography, illustrated with 49 photographs, signed by Ruth on the half title in the year of publication. Accompanied by a copy of the “paper-bound illustrated edition,” as advertised on the rear flap of the hardbound dust jacket. $18,500.

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INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION SET OF CHURCHILL’SMONUMENTAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

CHURCHILL, Winston. Second World War. London, 1948-54. Six volumes. First English editions, inscribed and dated by Churchill on the half title of Volume I in 1955, along with a letter from Churchill’s secretary regarding the inscription. $18,500.

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF CONDOLENCE FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL TO LADY CAVE

CHURCHILL, Winston. Autograph letter signed. London, April 16, 1928.

Autograph letter signed from Churchill to Lady Anne Cave, expressing condolences on the death of her husband, Viscount George Cave, the Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom, handsomely framed with an early portrait of Churchill. $16,000.

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“’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…”: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas(pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Mr. Miller, from the author. Dec. 1849. $15,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy in fine contemporary calf-gilt. $15,000.

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“A GREAT SLOB OF A MAN IN VIOLENT REVOLT
AGAINST THE ENTIRE 20TH CENTURY”

TOOLE, John Kennedy. Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge and London, 1980.

First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, one of only 2500 copies printed, inscribed by the author's mother in the year of publication, "Nov. 2, 1980. Appreciation and Regards from John Kennedy Toole's mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole." $12,500.

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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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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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"PLEASE LOOK AFTER MY DEAREST LITTLE FRIEND JOANNE FOR ME"

CAPOTE, Truman. One Christmas. New York, 1983.

First trade edition of Capote's heartwarming childhood recollection, inscribed by him to a television director and mentioning his close friend Joanne Carson, "For John and Joy, two very special people. please look after my dearest little friend Joanne for me. love, Truman." $12,000.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED DELUXE SET OF THE WORKS OF TOLSTOY

TOLSTOY, Leo. The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy. Boston, 1904-05; 1912. Twenty-eight volumes.

Finely bound "Edition de Luxe," number 377 of only 1000 sets, of Tolstoy’s entire canon, finely printed and wide-margined, with title pages on Japanese vellum and over 100 engraved, etched, and photogravure illustrations. $12,000.

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SCARCE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JOHN KNOWLES TO HIS ROOMMATE

KNOWLES, John. A Separate Peace. London, 1959.

First edition, scarce presentation copy, of Knowles' first and most famous novel, warmly inscribed on the title page to Knowles' roommate at Yale and in New York: "To Brad—Whose rotobroiled lobster carried me through the first chapters, here it all is, from his Hell's Kitchen buddy, Jack." $11,500.

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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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“…BUT HE WAS STILL HUNGRY”

CARLE, Eric. Very Hungry Caterpillar. New York and Cleveland, 1969.

First edition of Carle's most famous children's book, boldly inscribed: "Oct. 1970. For Jonathan with best wishes. Eric Carle," with an original drawing of a caterpillar and a smiling crescent moon. $9500.

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SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK, WITH AN ADDITIONAL TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY STEINBECK

STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York, 1952.

Signed limited first edition of Steinbeck's epic and moving story of a modern Cain and Abel, one of 1500 copies signed by the author, in original cardboard slipcase. Accompanied by a laid-in typed signed letter to an admirer explaining that he was unable to sign a book as it might get lost, but suggesting that the admirer clip the signature from the letter. $9000.

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PHOTOGRAPH OF MUHAMMAD ALI FIGHTING CLEVELAND WILLIAMS, ONE OF ONLY 350 COPIES SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER NEIL LEIFER, THIS COPY ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY ALI

(ALI, Muhammad) LEIFER, Neil. Photograph signed. No place, November 1993.

Extraordinary poster-size color photograph taken from overhead of Muhammad Ali returning to his corner with his fists raised over his head in triumph, leaving behind a sprawled-out Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams, one of only 350 copies printed and signed by the photographer Neil Leifer, this copy additionally signed by Ali. $8800.

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“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 my cousin George Smith with my compliments, A.G. Spalding, New York, Oct. 13. 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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1839 CRIES OF LONDON, EXTENSIVELY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED

SMITH, John Thomas Smith. Cries of London. London, 1839, 1883.

First edition of this collection of this work on the street cries of London, extensively extra-illustrated (some of which are hand-colored) for a total of 114 plates. Bound together with London Cries, which is also extra-illustrated, with a total of 43 plates and almost 40 in-text illustrations, some of each of which are hand-colored. $6800.

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"ONE OF THE FINEST CHILDEN'S FANTASIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY"

WHITE, T.H. The Sword in the Stone. WITH: The Witch in the Wood. WITH: The Ill-Made Knight. London, 1938, 1940, 1941. Three volumes.

Lovely first edition set of White’s renowned Arthurian trilogy, including the first edition of the first book, The Sword in the Stone, published in London, and the preferred first English editions of the two sequels. $6500.

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"INCOMPARABLY THE BEST TRANSLATION OF MARCO POLO'S TRAVELS"

(POLO, Marco) MARSDEN, William. The Travels of Marco Polo. London, 1818.

First edition of "incomparably the best translation of the celebrated travels of Marco Polo" (Allibone), with large engraved folding map by Walker & Sons under the direction of Rennell, handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $6500.

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INSCRIBED BY THE LEGENDARY BOBBY JONES

JONES, Robert Tyre (Bobby). Golf Is My Game. Garden City, 1960.

First edition of Bobby Jones' personal account of his career and views on golf, inscribed by him, “C— and M— E— As ever, Bob Jones,” with numerous photographic illustrations and diagrams, in scarce dust jacket. $6000.

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“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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"A COMPREHENSIVE AND WIDE-RANGING VIEW INTO AMERICAN BREWING IN 1901"

WAHL, Robert; HENIUS, Max. American Handy-Book of the Brewing, Malting and Auxiliary Trades. Chicago, 1901.

First edition of this scarce guide to brewing by the founders of the Wahl-Henius Institute of Fermentology in Chicago. Considered one of the two most important pre-prohibition texts on beer and brewing from that time due to its encyclopedic scope and numerous detailed wood-engraved illustrations. A desirable copy in nicely restored original wallet-flap morocco binding. $5800.

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RACKHAM’S MIDSUMMER-NIGHT’S DREAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream. London and New York, 1908.

Signed limited first edition, number 839 of 1000 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, one of his most desirable and most profusely illustrated works, with 40 full-page mounted color plates and numerous pen-and-ink line cuts. $4800.

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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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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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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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"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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1883 FIRST EDITION OF “THE EARLIEST CALIFORNIA IMPRINT DEVOTED SOLELY TO WINE-MAKING”

(WINE) RIXFORD, E.H. The Wine Press and the Cellar. San Francisco and New York, 1883.

First edition of this illustrated manual from "the earliest California imprint devoted solely to wine-making" (Gabler). With frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. $4200.

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"HE NEVER RODE OFF ANY FIELD EXCEPT AS A VICTOR"

CHURCHILL, Winston. Marlborough: His Life and Times. London, (1933-38). Four volumes.

First trade editions of this important biography of Churchill's famed ancestor, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates, and document facsimiles, in original dust jackets. $4000.

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

SHAKESPEARE, William. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1892.

Later Aldine edition of the Bard'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. $3800.

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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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SCARCE INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY OF JACK'S MANUAL, WITH MORE THAN 60 PAGES OF COCKTAIL RECIPES

(COCKTAILS) GROHUSKO, J.A. Jack's Manual. New York, 1910.

Early edition of this scarce early work on cocktails, with pages of recipes for classic "fancy mixed drinks"—a very scarce presentation copy inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper: "With my best wishes, from the Author, J.A. Grohusko, 1911." $3600.

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"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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IMPRESSIVE ILLUSTRATED JAMIESON FOLIO BIBLE, HANDSOMELY BOUND

(BIBLE) JAMIESON, Robert, editor. The Holy Bible. London, 1861-65. Two volumes.

Large illustrated Victorian family Bible, presenting the text of the King James version with editor Robert Jamieson’s extensive commentary, and illustrated with vignette title pages, 37 steel-engraved plates after old masters—including four after the epic paintings of John Martin—and two maps, in two handsomely bound folio volumes. $3400.

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"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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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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HALL’S IRELAND, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED

(IRELAND) HALL, Samuel Carter. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. London, circa 1858. Three volumes.

Early expanded edition of this picturesque survey of Ireland, with over 600 illustrations, including engraved vignette title pages, 101 full-page steel-engravings by William Henry Bartlett, 18 color-outlined maps of various counties, and hundreds of in-text wood-engravings, in lovely full contemporary calf-gilt bindings. $3200.

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"A MASTERPIECE"

CHESNUTT, Charles W. Marrow of Tradition. Boston and New York, 1901.

First edition of the definitive novel by Chesnutt, who opened a path for "the evolution of a modern Black literature and culture"—"Like W.E.B. Du Bois, Chesnutt understood that 'the problem of the 20th century [would be] the problem of the color line'… Marrow of Tradition is an unflinchingly and brutally honest book that demonstrates this truth"—in original cloth. $3000.

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"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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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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"WITH VERY OLD—VERY GOOD NUTCRACKING AFFECTION!"

(SENDAK, Maurice) HOFFMAN, E.T.A. The Nutcracker. New York, 1984.

First trade edition, presentation copy, of this delightful blend of Hoffman’s Christmas tale and Sendak’s magical color illustrations, inscribed to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, with very old—very good nutcracking affection! Maurice Sendak Oct. '84," with an original drawing of the Nutcracker saying, "Happy Christmas!" $2800.

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ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH EVELYN WAUGH AND ILLUSTRATOR STUART BOYLE, WITH AN ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY WAUGH

WAUGH, Evelyn. Loved One. London, 1948.

Signed limited large-paper first book edition, presentation copy, number 74 of only 250 copies signed by Evelyn Waugh and illustrator Stuart Boyle, additionally inscribed by Waugh on the limitation page: "Mr. M. Man's copy." In the rare and fragile original printed glassine wrapper. $2800.

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SIGNED BY WILLIAM FAULKNER

FAULKNER, William. Reivers. New York, 1962.

Signed limited first edition of The Reivers, Faulkner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning last novel, number 72 of only 500 copies signed by him, published one month before his death, praised on publication as a brilliant “excursion into the pleasure of fantasy” (New York Times). $2800.

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DELUXE GIFT ISSUE OF THE SECRET GARDEN

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. New York, 1911. Deluxe illustrated "gift issue" of "one of the greatest children's novels of all time," beautifully illustrated by Maria Kirk with five mounted color plates and a mounted color cover illustration. $2800.

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SIGNED BY 19 SPORTS FIGURES AND CELEBRITIES OF THE THIRTIES, FORTIES AND FIFTIES, INCLUDING JACK DEMPSEY, GENE TUNNEY, JACKIE GLEASON, JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, ED SULLIVAN AND GENE SARAZEN

RICE, Grantland. The Tumult and the Shouting. New York, circa 1954.

First edition, fifth printing, of the great sportswriter's autobiography, signed 19 personalities, including Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Weissmuller, and Gene Sarazen. $2500.

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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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"THE MOUNTAIN GROWS MORE AND MORE ALIVE"

REY, Guido. The Matterhorn. London, 1907.

First edition of Italian mountaineer, photographer, and artist Guido Rey's account of his and other climbers' experiences on the Matterhorn, richly illustrated with 35 plates, including 14 mounted lithographs of drawings by Edoardo Rubino and 11 photographs of the mountain by Rey, beautifully bound. $2200.

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"IN THE CENTRE OF IRRESISTIBLE FORCES"

(CHARLES I) SKELTON, John. Charles I. London, Paris, Edinburgh, 1898.

Limited first edition, number 110 of only 500 copies, printed on japanese paper and illustrated with color frontispiece, 23 splendid engraved plates in double-suite, and beautiful illustrated chapter headings, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $2200.

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“NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW”

CHURCHILL, Winston. Speech by The Prime Minister. London, 1940. First edition of Churchill's famous 1940 address to the House of Commons at the height of the Second World War, one of history's most stirring and influential speeches. $2200.

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“ONE OF THE BEST POLITICAL BIOGRAPHIES IN ENGLISH"

CHURCHILL, Winston. Lord Randolph Churchill. London, 1906. Two volumes.

First edition of Churchill’s distinguished biography of his father, with two photographic frontispiece portraits of Lord Randolph, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $2000.

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“NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW”

CHURCHILL, Winston. Speech by The Prime Minister. London, 1940. First edition of Churchill's famous 1940 address to the House of Commons at the height of the Second World War, one of history's most stirring and influential speeches. $1900.

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JACKIE ROBINSON'S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MY OWN STORY, 1948

ROBINSON, Jackie and SMITH, Wendell. Jackie Robinson. My Own Story. New York, 1948.

First edition of Robinson's first autobiography, published the year after he broke baseball's color line and faced racist threats on and off the field to be named Rookie of the Year, with Foreword by Branch Rickey and 48 pages of photographic illustrations. $1800.

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“I DREW THESE TIDES OF MEN INTO MY HANDS AND WROTE MY WILL ACROSS THE SKY IN STARS”

LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. London, 1935.

First trade edition of Lawrence's account of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, in original dust jacket. $1650.

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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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“THE NAMES AND VIRTUES OF THESE HERBS… WERE FAMILIAR AS HOUSEHOLD WORDS”

(COOKERY) (AVERY, Susanna). ALEXANDER, Russell George, editor. Plain Plantain. Ditchling Sussex, 1922. Limited first edition, one of only 400 copies from the acclaimed St. Dominic’s Press, preserving numerous 17th-century recipies and herbal remedies. $1200.

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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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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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“ABOUT A FEW PROMINENT MEN—GREAT, EVIL, STUPID, SILLY, WISE”

CHURCHILL, Winston. Great Contemporaries. London, 1937.

First edition of this collection of biographical sketches of some of the most influential men of the 20th century, illustrated with 21 photographic portraits, in original cloth. $1000.

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SEYMOUR DUNN’S POPULAR GOLF FUNDAMENTALS

DUNN, Seymour. Golf Fundamentals. Edinburgh, 1922.

First edition, British issue, of one of the most popular instructional texts of its time, illustrated with numerous photographic stop-action sequences and large folding chart of golf club specifications. $850.

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"VISUALLY ARRESTING… ILLUSTRATED IN RINGGOLD'S DISTINCTIVE STYLE": O HOLY NIGHT, INSCRIBED BY FAITH RINGGOLD

RINGGOLD, Faith. O Holy Night. New York, 2004.

First edition of this "beautifully designed volume" of Christmas carols wonderfully illustrated by Ringgold, inscribed in the year of publication by her on the title page, "Faith Ringgold 11/27/04," accompanying CD with Christmas carols performed by the Boys Choir of Harlem, featuring 20 full- and double-page color illustrations (including endpapers and dust jacket), a fine copy. $850.

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GREAT MOMENTS IN BASEBALL, INSCRIBED BY METS LEGEND TOM SEAVER

SEAVER, Tom. Great Moments in Baseball. New York, 1992.

First edition of the Hall of Famer's unique tribute to baseball, featuring Seavier's insights into 51 World Series and its legendary players, inscribed on the half title by him, "To L— Tom Seaver." $750.

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“GAY WAS TO DEPICT RUSTIC LIFE WITH THE GILT OFF”

GAY, John. The Shepherd's Week. London, 1714.

First edition, first printing, of this famous 18th-century rural “proem”, illustrated with 7 engraved plates depicting scenes from the text and numerous woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, attractively bound by Stikeman. $650.

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"MY DAD'S LIFE WAS THE COLLISION OF HIS PASSION FOR BASEBALL AND BEING A JEW IN AMERICA"

GREENBERG, Hank. Story of My Life. Chicago, 2001.

Second edition, issued posthumously, a memorable association copy with a moving inscription by his son: "To Louis Kaitz—I hope you enjoy this book. My dad's life was the collision of his passion for baseball and being a Jew in America in the 1930's and '40s. With best wishes—Steve Greenberg June 2007." $125.

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