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“IT IS MY BUSINESS TO KNOW WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DON’T KNOW”

CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: Memoirs. London, 1892, 1894. Together, two volumes.

First editions in book form of these classic stories starring literature's most famous detective, illustrated by Sidney Paget. $17,000.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, FINE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY GARCIA MARQUEZ AND TRANSLATOR RABASSA

GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York, 1970.

First edition in English, first issue, of one of the most acclaimed novels of the post-war era, inscribed by García Márquez on the dedication page with a flourish: "Para Joel García, con un abrazo del otro García, Gabriel." Additionally inscribed on the title page by renowned translator Gregory Rabassa, quoting the last line of the novel: "…because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth. Gregory Rabassa." $16,000.

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“HOW AM I BLEST IN THUS DISCOVERING THEE? TO ENTER IN THESE BONDS, IS TO BE FREE”

DONNE, John. Poems. Savoy [London], 1669.

Fifth edition of Donne's poems: the best, most complete and last of the 17th-century editions, with two important elegies by Donne not appearing in any of the previous editions, "Love's Progress," and "To his Mistresse going to bed," handsomely bound by W. Pratt. $9000.

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"TO A LONGTIME FRIEND—BOB DYLAN 6-28-06"

LANDY, Elliott. Dylan in Woodstock. Surrey, 2000.

Number 1612 of only 1750 copies signed by famed Woodstock and rock musician photographer Elliott Landy, this copy with additional bold inscription by Bob Dylan in gold marker. Lavishly illustrated with more than 180 color and black-and-white photos, both iconic and candid, mostly of Dylan and The Band. $7800.

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LARGE-PAPER LIMITED EDITION OF THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN, BEAUTIFULLY 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, some in color. $6000.

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"IT'S THE LAST BOOK OF POEMS OF MINE—AND VERS LIBRE"

LAWRENCE, D.H. Birds, Beasts and Flowers. New York, 1923.

First edition, presentation copy, boldly inscribed and signed by Lawrence to his friend, the Mexican intellectual and rare book dealer Eduardo Rendon: "Eduardo Rendón from D.H. Lawrence." $4800.

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SIGNED BY GENERAL MACARTHUR

(MACARTHUR, Douglas) WHITNEY, Courtney. MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History. New York, 1956.

First edition of this important contemporary history of the career of General Douglas MacArthur, authored by his senior aide and good friend, Major General Courtney Whitney, signed by MacArthur and inscribed on the same page by Whitney: "To C— S— with admiration and warm regard, Courtney Whitney." $2200.

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“WHY DOES MY HEART BEAT SO FAST WHILE I WRITE TO YOU?”

LACLOS, Pierre Choderlos de. Liaisons Dangereuses. Paris, 1929. Two volumes.

Limited edition of this richly illustrated, two-volume work, number 270 of 1000 (1020 total) printed in hand-set type on Moirans Paper, with 14 sumptuous color plates by Alastair, English text from Ernest Dowson's 1898 translation. $1700.

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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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