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"THE MOTHER OF THE ENGLISH 19TH-CENTURY NOVEL"

AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London and New York, 1897-1900. Five volumes.

Turn-of-the-century set of Austen novels illustrated with splendid line drawings by Charles Brock and Hugh Thomson, beautifully bound in contemporary full brown tree calf gilt by Mudie. $4800.

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“ONE OF THE GREATEST OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS”

SAUNDERS, Louise. Knave of Hearts. New York, 1925. First edition of "one of the greatest of American illustrated books" (Porter, 84), the last and most lavish children's book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, with mounted cover design, pictorial endpapers, 14 full-page color plates, and nine in-text color illustrations. $4600.

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RACKHAM’S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(RACKHAM, Arthur) MOORE, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. London, 1931.

Signed limited first edition, number 2 of only 275 copies printed for England (out of a total edition of 550 copies), with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts, signed by Arthur Rackham, a lovely copy in publisher's vellum. $4500.

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“LIFE AND A LOVER”: ORLANDO, SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. New York, 1928.

Signed limited first edition of Woolf's fantastical and often whimsical novel, number 324 of 861 copies signed on the verso of the half title by Woolf in her trademark purple ink, with eight plates. The publisher's own copy with his booklabel reading, "From The Books Of Crosby Gaige." A fine, uncut and unopened copy. $4500.

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"MAN IS NOT MADE FOR DEFEAT"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, winning him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributing to his award of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, in original dust jacket. $4500.

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“HIS MOST REMARKABLE NATURAL GIFT… IS HIS VISION”

MCPHEE, John. Sense of Where You Are. New York, 1965.

First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winner's landmark first book, a profile of basketball All-American and future U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, inscribed on the title page: "For Barry Amis regards—John McPhee," and additionally signed on the title page by Bill Bradley. $4000.

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“MEN GO MAD IN HERDS”

MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. London, 1852. Two volumes. Second edition of this important, entertaining and influential early study of crowd behavior, subsequently used to explore popular psychology and to chart the stock market, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations, in original cloth. $3500.

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“TO BEGIN WITH HE WAS ASHAMED OF HIMSELF—A RARE STATE OF MIND”

FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, 1961.

First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the superspy’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, who steals two nuclear warheads and threatens the world. $3200.

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WINES OF THE WORLD, SUPERBLY BOUND IN FULL INLAID MOROCCO

SIMON, Andre L. Wines of the World. London, 1969.

Signed limited first edition, number 3 of only 265 copies of this special edition, signed by the editor and expressly designed and bound in full inlaid morocco by Zaehnsdorf for the Arcadia Press. $1750.

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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. $1700.

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"A NAKED ARM SMELLING OF CHANEL NO. 5 SNAKED ROUND HIS NECK…"

FLEMING, Ian. Man With the Golden Gun. London, 1965.

First edition of Fleming’s final Bond novel, published the year after the author’s death, in which 007 travels to Fleming’s beloved Jamaica to neutralize the assassin of the book’s title. $1500.

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