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“MARKS THE BEGINNING OF HER MATURITY AND HER FAME”

WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room. Richmond, 1922.

First edition of the first full-length novel published by the Hogarth Press, and an important success for Woolf, one of only 1200 copies. A splendid copy in the very rare original dust jacket designed by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, her first of many dust jackets designed for the Hogarth Press. $45,000.

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“HIS SOUL SWOONED SLOWLY AS HE HEARD THE SNOW FALLING FAINTLY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE AND FAINTLY FALLING, LIKE THE DESCENT OF THEIR LAST END, UPON ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD”

JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London, 1914.

Rare first edition of Joyce's first prose work, his great collection of short stories. One of only 1250 copies printed (499 of which were sunk en route to America). $32,000.

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA, WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY TO THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF NEW YORK'S FAMED STORK CLUB

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York, 1935.

Exceptional first edition, a very memorable presentation/association copy of Hemingway's gripping account of big game hunting, inscribed by him to the colorful founder and owner of Manhattan's star-studded Stork Club—"a Gatsby-esque extravaganza"—one of Hemingway's favorite watering holes, "To Sherman Billingsley, the perfect host, wishing him lots of luck (and keep away from Finney) Ernest Hemingway," in original dust jacket. $30,000.

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WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN WHILE TRAVELING TO THE INAUGURATION AND LATER SIGNED BY MARY TODD LINCOLN AS FIRST LADY

LINCOLN, Abraham and Mary Todd. Autograph letter signed. Philadelphia, February 21, 1861.

Rare autograph letter to an autograph-seeker written by Abraham Lincoln in February 1861, just days prior to his first inauguration: "Philadelphia, Feb. 21. 1861. Mrs. James E.B. Stevens. My dear Madam, Below is my autograph according to your request. Yours truly, A. Lincoln," and additionally signed by Mary Todd Lincoln two months after becoming First Lady: "Mary Lincoln. Philadelphia May 11th." Mary Todd Lincoln's signature is in itself quite rare: her signature on the same piece as her husband's is extremely so. $27,000.

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"ONE OF THE GREAT, ENDURING DOCUMENTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION"

(ADAMS, Samuel). Constitution… BOUND WITH (Adams, Samuel) Address. Boston, 1780.

First editions of rare constitutional works by Founding Fathers John Adams and his cousin, Revolutionary leader Samuel Adams, featuring John Adams’ Constitution or Frame of Government for Massachusetts—“the oldest functioning written constitution in the world”—with Samuel Adams’ eloquent Address in support of his cousin’s Constitution and calling for strong measures “to prevent the Governor from abusing the Power which is necessary to be put into his hand,” containing the Revolutionary provenance of Ephraim Fairbanks, a Massachusetts Minuteman who responded to the Lexington alarm and Paul Revere's warning to Samuel Adams and John Hancock about British troops descending on the towns of Lexington and Concord. Exceedingly rare with each work entirely uncut in original wrappers. $22,500.

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“NO OTHER AMERICAN PUBLIC MAN LEFT SO ENDURING A MARK ON LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE”

JEFFERSON, Thomas. A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. Washington City, 1801.

Scarce 1801 edition of Jefferson's Parliamentary Manual, containing "the foundations of some of the most important parts of the House's practice" (Malone, 456). The earliest extant edition, this is most probably the first edition, since the earlier listed by Sabin apparently never existed. This copy of William Randolph IV, a descendant of one of the First Families of Virginia, inscribed to Virginia politician James Barbour, a good friend and neighbor of Thomas Jefferson, also descended from one of the First Families of Virginia. $20,000.

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“ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR AN AMERICANA COLLECTION”

GASS, Patrick. Journal of the Voyages and Travels. Pittsburgh, 1807.

First edition of the "earliest full first-hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account by seven years" (Howes), "one of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter). $19,500.

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VERY SCARCE INSCRIBED PRESENTATION FIRST ISSUE OF CÉLINE’S LEGENDARY FIRST NOVEL, VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT

CELINE, Louis-Ferdinand. Voyage au Bout de la Nuit. Paris, 1932.

First trade edition, first issue, in original wrappers, presentation-association copy inscribed and signed on the dedication page by Louis-Ferdinand Céline to leading literary figure George Reavey, the owner of the Pan-Europa Press, Samuel Beckett's agent and good friend, and a preeminent Surrealist publisher with close ties to the avant-garde of French literature, "A Mr. George Reavey, bien amicalement, LF Celine." $18,500.

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INSCRIBED BY DYLAN THOMAS TO U.S. POET LAUREATE STEPHEN SPENDER

THOMAS, Dylan. Twenty-five Poems. London, 1936.

First edition, first printing, presentation copy of Dylan Thomas' second book of poetry, inscribed to prominent literary figure and United States Poet Laureate Stephen Spender: "Stephen Spender. Dylan Thomas." $17,500.

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“THE FUNDAMENTAL ARCHITECTURAL HANDBOOK FOR CENTURIES”

VITRUVIUS. The Architecture of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791. Two volumes.

First edition in English of the complete translation of Vitruvius' classic Ten Books of Architecture, beautifully illustrated with 46 fine large folio copper-engraved plates. A magnificent large copy. $17,500.

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INSCRIBED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

KING Jr., Martin Luther. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York, Evanston, and London, 1967.

First edition of Dr. King's last book, published the year before he was assassinated, in scarce original dust jacket, inscribed: "To Mrs. Howard Lewis Aller [Catherine Goddard Aller], In appreciation of your great support. Martin Luther King Jr." $16,800.

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“LIBERTY AND THE LAWS DEPEND ENTIRELY ON A SEPARATION OF [POWERS]”

ADAMS, John. Defence of the Constitutions of Government. London, 1787.

First edition of Adams' important work on a constitutional separation of powers, his reasoned yet impassioned "rendition of the case for checks and balances in government" (McCullough). $15,000.

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"SAVAGES WE CALL THEM, BECAUSE THEIR MANNERS DIFFER FROM OURS"

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Two Tracts: Information to Those Who Would Remove to America. and Remarks… London, 1784.

Second edition, issued the same year as the virtually unobtainable first edition, of the first combined publication of two fascinating and little-known works by Franklin, championing America by challenging notions of European cultural superiority, rank and inherited wealth, preceded by the same year's first separate editions issued by his private press at Passy, with Information highlighting Franklin's pragmatic values of hard work and frugality in "his best paen to the middle-class value he represented," and defying Europe to shed its ethnocentricity in Remarks' with his tales of the "Savages of North America." $15,000.

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“I HAVE RESOLVED ON AN ENTERPRISE WHICH HAS NO PRECEDENT, AND WHICH, ONCE COMPLETE, WILL HAVE NO IMITATION”

ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau. London, 1783.

Rare first edition in English of Rousseau’s magnificent Confessions and Reveries (its sequel and complement), considered among Rousseau’s finest works, in contemporary marbled boards. $15,000.

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SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS

ADAMS, Ansel. Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail. Berkeley, 1938.

Signed limited first edition, number 40 of only 500 copies signed by Adams, who “realized in his pictures what Walt Whitman celebrated in his poetry,” featuring 50 luminous mounted halftone prints including “Half Dome,” very scarce in original cloth. $14,000.

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FIRST OCTAVO EDITION OF WEALTH OF NATIONS, 1784, THE FIRST EDITION TO INCORPORATE SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS BY SMITH

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1784. Three volumes.

First octavo edition (third edition overall) of Smith's landmark work on the individual's right to the free exercise of economic activity, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221), beautifully bound. $12,500.

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“A SYMBOL AND A BATTLE CRY AGAINST OPPRESSION”

(MAGNA CARTA) BLACKSTONE, William. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest. Oxford, 1759.

First Blackstone edition, large-paper copy, of one of the finest productions of the Clarendon Press, the monumental edition of the Magna Carta under the editorship of eminent jurist Sir William Blackstone—his "first important work." $11,500.

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PUBLISHER'S FILE COPY OF RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM AND SEYMOUR

SALINGER, J.D. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction. Boston and Toronto, 1963.

First edition, third issue (as usual), of Salinger's unforgettable Glass family saga. The publisher's file copy, labeled as a manufacturing sample and with four typographical errors noted by an editor/proofreader. $11,000.

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RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM AN EARLY 15TH-CENTURY PARISIAN BOOK OF HOURS, FEATURING A HAND-COLORED IMAGE OF KING DAVID

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Paris, France, circa 1420.

Extraordinary illuminated miniature from a Parisian Book of Hours, a beautiful hand-colored image depicting King David at prayer, most unusual with no text. $9000.

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LINCOLN’S COMPLETE WORKS, EDITED BY NICOLAY AND HAY

LINCOLN, Abraham. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln. New York, 1905. Twelve volumes.

Limited “Gettysburg Edition” of the first definitive edition of Lincoln’s works, number 169 of only 700 sets, illustrated with 57 photogravures and facsimiles, including frontispiece portrait in each volume, beautifully bound. $9000.

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“THE MOST PECULIAR BOOK I EVER WROTE”

MCMURTRY, Larry. Cadillac Jack. New York, 1982.

First trade edition, presentation copy, of "the best novel Larry McMurtry ever wrote," inscribed by McMurtry to acclaimed naturalist and author Edward Abbey, whom he once called "the Thoreau of the American West": "For the Abbeys—The most peculiar Book I ever wrote, I Think. LM," additionally signed by Abbey on the bottom edge as was his custom with books in his personal library and also inscribed by Abbey on the front flap of the dust jacket: "Abbey—>Peacock—>Spaulding." $8800.

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“THE SUNSHINE OF PURE IMAGINATION”

PERRAULT, Charles (DESANDRE, Jules-Marie, illustrator). Les Contes de Perrault. Paris, circa 1855.

Very rare mid-19th-century French illustrated edition of "the basis for the modern canon of fairy tales," with engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates by Lefrancq after Desandré, numerous in-text wood-engraved vignettes, and wood-engraved borders on every page. This is copy number 5 of only ten copies on Vergé paper, with two states of the full-page engravings, one of each a mounted proof before letters on Chine. $8800.

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“A LIBRARY OF DIVINITY”: HANDSOMELY BOUND FIRST EDITION OF D’OYLY AND MANT’S POPULAR ILLUSTRATED STUDY BIBLE, WITH 64 ENGRAVED PLATES AND COPIOUS ANGLICAN NOTES

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1817. Three volumes.

Second edition of D’Oyly and Mant’s “valuable annotated Bible” (DNB), featuring the venerable King James text accompanied by extensive notes from the Church of England’s “most eminent writers,” splendidly illustrated with 64 engraved plates—many after the paintings of old masters and including nine fine engraved maps, two folding—and handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt. $8500.

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“ONE MAY JUSTLY HAIL ROUSSEAU AS THE DISCOVERER OF THE CHILD”

ROUSSEAU, J.J. Emilius. London, 1763. Two volumes.

First edition in English, published only one year after the first edition, of one of Rousseau's greatest works, with six engraved plates by Eisen, in lovingly restored contemporary tree calf boards. An excellent copy. $8000.

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1686 FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CHARDIN’S IMPORTANT TRAVELS INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

(PERSIA) CHARDIN, John. The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East Indies. London, 1686.

First edition in English of this famed 17th-century narrative by one of the most intrepid travelers of the period, illustrated with folding map of the Black Sea, engraved title page, and 16 splendid engraved plates (11 large folding or double-page), depicting views of cities, courts and monuments. $7800.

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“TORMENTS SHOWN WITH MINUTE AND SOMETIMES SHOCKING FIDELITY”

(DORÉ, Gustave) DANTE. The Dore Dante. London, 1904. Six volumes.

Limited "Henry Irving edition" of one of Gustave Doré’s most famous illustrated works—copy number 66 of 1000 produced—with frontispiece portraits of the poet and the illustrator, and 135 full-page wood-engravings. In this copy the initial letters of alternating Cantos have been exquisitely illuminated by hand in vivid watercolors. Handsomely bound in publisher's deluxe three-quarter morocco-gilt by La Belle Sauvage bindery. $7600.

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“THE INCOMPARABLE ARMOURY” (SIR WALTER SCOTT)

MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour. London, 1824. Three volumes.

First edition of Meyrick's beautifully illustrated work on arms and armor, in three folio volumes with 70 richly hand-colored plates, ten etched plates, and 27 brightly illuminated and hand-colored historiated initials. "Practically the first on the subject… [one that] remains an authority." $7500.

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“SOME OF THE BEST WRITING STEINBECK HAS DONE”

STEINBECK, John. The Long Valley. New York, 1938.

First edition of Steinbeck's "second and arguably best collection," an anthology of 13 stories—ten appearing here in book form for the first time—along with the first publication of "Flight," the first public issue of "St. Katy the Virgin" and the first collected printing of Steinbeck's beloved novella, The Red Pony, signed by John Steinbeck. $7200.

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“HERE BEGAN THE HORRID PRACTICE OF FORCING AFRICANS INTO SLAVERY”: WITH FAMOUS FOLDING PLATE OF THE SLAVE-SHIP BROOKES

(SLAVERY) CLARKSON, Thomas. History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition. London, 1808. Two volumes.

First edition of Clarkson's classic history of the slave trade, with the famous large folding engraving of the arrangement of slaves on decks of the slave-ship Brookes according to the "humane" Dolben Bill of 1788, a handsome copy in contemporary marbled boards. $7000.

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DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF PRESIDENT REAGAN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, IN ORIGINAL OAK PRESENTATION CHEST, WITH SIX AUDIO TAPES OF HIS SPEECHES

REAGAN, Ronald. American Life Deluxe. New York, 1990.

Signed limited first edition of President Reagan’s autobiography, number 510 of 2000 copies signed by Reagan for Easton Press subscribers on a tipped-in limitation page, bound in elaborately gilt-decorated morocco and presented in a handsome publisher’s wooden chest, with drawer containing audio recordings of the speeches from Reagan’s 1989 book, Speaking My Mind. A distinctive production. $6800.

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“ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF ANTARCTIC LITERATURE”

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World. London, (1922). Two volumes.

First edition, rare first issue, of Cherry-Garrard's firsthand account of the most famous of Antarctic expeditions, richly illustrated with reproductions of sketches and photographs made by members of the crew (a number printed in color), five maps and ten folding panoramas. $6800.

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NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT, INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, John. Nothing but the Night. Denver, 1948.

First edition of the elusive first novel by the National Book Award-winning writer, an exceedingly scarce copy inscribed by him, "For S— G— with warmest regards, John Williams," in the original dust jacket. $6500.

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MATISSE’S FINAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK, SIGNED BY HIM

MATISSE, Henri. Poemes de Charles D'Orleans. Paris, 1950.

Signed limited edition of the last illustrated book by Matisse, a selection of medieval ballads chosen by the artist, number 763 of only 1230 copies signed by Matisse in pencil on the limitation page, with 100 color lithographed pages completely designed, lettered, decorated, and illustrated by Matisse, including the frontispiece portrait of Charles d'Orléans signed and dated "Henri Matisse 3/43" on the stone. $6200.

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SIGNED 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 and signed by him to minor league baseball player-manager and major league scout Johnny Nee on the front free endpaper: "For Johnny Nee, with best regards, Bob Jones." $6000.

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"REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY"

CATHER, Willa. The Novels and Stories. Boston, 1937-38. Thirteen volumes.

Autograph edition, number 402 of 970 copies signed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, with five photogravure portraits and five facsimiles of manuscripts as frontispieces—a fine set in scarce original oversized dust jackets. $6000.

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'SALEM'S LOT, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING

KING, Stephen. Salem's Lot. Garden City, 1975.

First edition of King's second novel, a haunting story of one New England village's sinister secrets, inscribed by him, "To F— P— Best, Stephen King, 11/1/80," in second-issue dust jacket (virtually no first-issue jackets exist). $5800.

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“THEY DO THESE THINGS BETTER IN FRANCE”

STEINBECK, John. The Short Reign of Pippin IV. New York, 1957.

First edition of Steinbeck's whimsical satire, warmly inscribed to Barbara Wolferman, the assistance casting director on the 1955 musical adaptation of Sweet Thursday ("Pipe Dream)": "For Barbara—'They do these things better in France' said Uncle Toby. And they do these things better in me—With love John Steinbeck." $5800.

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WITH 50 HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS BY HENRY ALKEN

ALKEN, Henry. The National Sports of Great Britain. London, 1825.

Second edition of this compendium of British sports, with 50 hand-colored engravings (different from those in the first edition) depicting hunting, angling, horse-racing, and other diversion, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Zaehnsdorf. $5200.

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“THE PANORAMA OF SNOW CLOUD MOUNTAINS IS BEYOND DESCRIPTION”

(CURTIS, Edward) HARRIMAN ALASKA EXPEDITION. Alaska. Narrative, Glaciers, Natives. New York, 1901. Two volumes.

First edition account of the 1899 Harriman Expedition to Alaska, with 39 color plates (including 16 heliotype plates of coastal birds by Louis Agassiz Fuertes), 85 full-page photogravures (45 by Edward S. Curtis), five maps and numerous in-text illustrations. $5000.

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“THE FINEST OF ALL FOOD WRITERS”

FISHER, M.F.K. Serve It Forth. New York and London, 1937.

First edition of M.F.K. Fisher’s first cookbook, praised as “a delightful book… erudite and witty and experienced and young” (New York Times), in scarce original dust jacket, inscribed by her, "This is the first book I ever wrote, 1937. For Albert Marquand and Andy ——-. M.F.K. Fisher Glen Ellen 1990." $4900.

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THE FIRST TO REACH THE SOUTH POLE: FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF AMUNDSEN’S OWN ACCOUNT

AMUNDSEN, Roald. The South Pole. London, 1912. Two volumes.

First edition in English (published the same year as the Norwegian first) of Amundsen's memoir of the race to the South Pole, with four maps (two folding), 138 photographic illustrations on 103 plates, as well as numerous in-text maps, graphs, and tables. $4800.

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INSCRIBED BY JOHN GALSWORTHY TO JOSEPH CONRAD

(CONRAD, JOSEPH) GALSWORTHY, John. Island Pharisees. London, 1904.

First edition of the first book Galsworthy published under his own name, inscribed by him in the year of publication by the Nobel-winning writer to his close friend Joseph Conrad, "Jan. 29, 1904. Joseph Conrad from John Galsworthy." $4800.

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WITH 39 FOLIO WOOD-ENGRAVINGS BY GUSTAVE DORÉ

(DORÉ, Gustave) COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. New York, 1876.

First American edition, scarce first issue, of Doré’s lavishly illustrated edition of Coleridge's classic, a handsome folio volume with 39 striking full-page folio wood-engravings, title page and two large engraved vignettes by Doré, in original cloth. $4800.

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"YOU SAID, 'IT'S DARK IN HERE. LET ME OUT'"

KING, Stephen. Dolan's Cadillac. Northridge, California, 1989.

Signed limited first edition of this popular Stephen King short story, one of approximately 1000 copies printed. One of only a few known copies marked "Presentation copy" on the limitation page, specially bound in deluxe full morocco and signed on the half title by Stephen King. $4500.

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INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TO HIS GRANDDAUGHTER

(WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd) MASON, Grant Carpenter. Frank Lloyd Wright to 1910: The First Golden Age. New York, 1958.

First edition of this illustrated survey of Wright's buildings and projects from the first decade of the 20th century—presentation-association copy warmly inscribed by Wright to his granddaughter, actress Anne Baxter: "To a great actress—his granddaughter Anne—grandfather Frank/59." $4500.

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“…SO ESSENTIALLY LINCOLNIAN”: ALBUMEN PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE

(LINCOLN, Abraham) (HESLER, Alexander, photographer). Photograph (albumen print). Philadelphia, circa 1894.

Fine albumen photographic portrait, printed circa 1894 in Philadelphia by George Ayers, of Abraham Lincoln as he appeared three decades earlier, the Republican nominee for President of the United States, as taken by Alexander Hesler in 1860. $4500.

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"EN HOMMAGE DE L'AUTEUR"

SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. Pilote de Guerre. New York, 1942.

Rare limited first edition of Pilote de Guerre, Saint-Exupéry's account of his role in the French Air Force during the 1940 Battle of France, number 497 of 450 copies on Corisan paper (out of a total edition of 526) inscribed on the half title: "En hommage de l'auteur. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry." $4500.

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"HIS LEW ARCHER SERIES IS A MONUMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO DETECTIVE LITERATURE"

(MILLAR, Kenneth) (MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Drowning Pool. New York, 1950.

First edition of Macdonald's second Lew Archer novel, confirming the signal influence of his California private detective in creating "a new literary standard for his genre" (New York Times), issued under the pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald, a very scarce copy inscribed by him using his pseudonym, "Best wishes to Roy W—, John Ross Macdonald," basis for the 1975 film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. $4500.

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INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WARHOL, WITH HIS ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A CAMPBELL’S SOUP CAN

WARHOL, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. New York and London, 1975.

First edition, first printing, inscribed on the half title: "To Paul, thanks a lot," and signed by Andy Warhol, with an original full-page sketch of a soup can inscribed "Campell's Soup" by him. Additionally initialed "AW" by Warhol with a heavier felt marker. $4500.

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INSCRIBED BY HARRY HOUDINI

HOUDINI, Harry. Miracle Mongers and Their Methods. New York, 1920.

First edition of Houdini's "complete exposé" of side-show entertainers, scarce presentation copy inscribed, "To my good friend —-, with best wishes and compliments of the author, Houdini, Feb 20/1921." $4500.

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"THE ROCK AND FORT HAD BECOME A POPULAR SYMBOL OF BRITISH MILITARY PROWESS IN INDIA"

DANIELL, Thomas and William. South East View of Tritchinopoly. London, December, 1798.

A lovely view of the fortress at Trichinopoly, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book Oriental Scenery, a color-printed aquatint finished by hand. $4200.

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"THE ROCK AND FORT HAD BECOME A POPULAR SYMBOL OF BRITISH MILITARY PROWESS IN INDIA"

DANIELL, Thomas and William. View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly. London, December, 1798.

A lovely view from within the fortress at Trichinopoly, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book Oriental Scenery, a color-printed aquatint finished by hand. $4200.

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“THAT’S SOME CATCH, THAT CATCH-22”

HELLER, Joseph. Catch-22. New York, 1961.

First edition, first printing, of this extraordinary first novel whose title has come to define an unwinnable situation— an "explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant book"— signed on a tipped-in leaf by Joseph Heller. $4200.

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"THE NIGHTMARE AND HORRORS OF THE CHAIN GANG"

BURNS, Robert E. I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! New York, 1932.

First edition of Burns' searing account of the deadly brutality of Georgia chain gangs, published amidst the Great Depression, basis for the Oscar-nominated 1932 Warner Brothers' film starring Paul Muni that launched a new film genre. $4000.

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"FOR DEAR JIM FROM HIS EVER-LOVING MARY FRANCIS"

FISHER, M. F. K. Sister Age. New York, 1983.

First edition of this collection of essays and short stories on aging, a wonderful association copy uniting two of the most important culinary figures of 20th-century America, inscribed "For J.A.B. from MFKF and for dear Jim from his ever-loving Mary Francis. Glen Ellen 1983." $3900.

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"A MUCH ESTEEMED COMPILATION" CONTAINING 180 FINELY ENGRAVED VIEWS OF THE BRITISH ISLES AFTER TURNER AND OTHERS

(WALKER, John, engraver) (TURNER, J.M.W., et al.). The Itinerant. London, 1799.

First edition of this picturesque itinerary through Great Britain—scarce large-paper issue—with 180 finely engraved views after Turner, Girtin, Dayes, and others, beautifully bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt. $3900.

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"THE BOOK SANG OUT TO ME LIKE A RADIO" (BOB DYLAN): FIRST EDITION OF WOODY GUTHRIE'S BOUND FOR GLORY

GUTHRIE, Woody. Bound for Glory. New York, 1943.

First edition of the legendary folk singer's autobiographical account of his Dust Bowl years, the first and only book he published in his lifetime, a handsome copy in scarce first-issue dust jacket. $3800.

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A GIFT BETWEEN VITA SACKVILLE-WEST'S PARENTS

(SACKVILLE-WEST, Victoria) BRISCOE, J. Potter, editor. Tudor and Stuart Love Songs. London, 1902.

First edition of this collection of early British love poetry, printed by the Chiswick Press and beautifully bound in Art Nouveau morocco-gilt. The copy of Victoria Sackville-West with a Christmas presentation inscription from her husband, Lionel Sackville-West, the 3rd Baron Sackville, and with Victoria Sackville-West's own bookplate. $3800.

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"SCHULBERG OWES SOMETHING TO HEMINGWAY… BUT THE FINAL PRODUCT IS A SCHULBERG ORIGINAL": THE HARDER THEY FALL INSCRIBED BY SCHULBERG

SCHULBERG, Budd. Harder They Fall. New York, 1947.

First edition of a boxing classic by Schulberg, author of On the Waterfront, a highly memorable presentation/association copy inscribed in the year of publication by him to Hall of Fame sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, "For Jimmy, who takes a game with athletes and makes a world with people, With admiration and warm regards. Budd. July 15, 1947." This was the basis for the 1956 film starring Bogart in his final screen role. $3800.

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"ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS": CALDWELL’S TOBACCO ROAD

CALDWELL, Erskine. Tobacco Road. New York, 1932.

First edition of the controversial third novel by Caldwell, viewed by Faulkner as "one of America's five greatest novelists," early banned from libraries and issued in a first printing of only 1500 copies, an exceptional copy in original unrestored dust jacket. $3800.

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“THE MOST HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMERICAN POET OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

FROST, Robert. The Complete Poems. New York, 1950. Two volumes.

Signed limited edition, number 680 of 1500 copies signed by Frost, praised by T.S. Eliot as "perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living," additionally signed by famed typographer Bruce Rogers and New England illustrator Thomas W. Nason. $3600.

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"A SELF-APPOINTED MISSIONARY OF WORLD REVOLUTION": FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF PAINE'S COMMON SENSE, 1791

AMERICAN REVOLUTION PAINE, Th[omas]. Sens-Commun. Paris, 1791.

First French edition of Paine's Common Sense, the work that sparked the American Revolution, issued the same year he published the first part of Rights of Man, this important edition affirming his view of the French Revolution "as a natural extension of the American one," text in French, an exceptional uncut copy. $3600.

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“SUCH WAS THE POWER OF PAINE’S PEN!”

PAINE, Thomas. Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. Paris, 1796.

First edition in English of Paine's fiery attack on British finance, printed in Paris, with Jefferson possessing a first edition in his library and Paine writing Jefferson in 1797, saying, "people who affected to laugh at my Decline and Fall… now see it in another light," a major work asserting the impact of the American Revolution on England, citing Adam Smith and prompting a run on the Bank of England. $3500.

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FIRST EDITION OF GADDIS’ FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM

GADDIS, William. The Recognitions. New York, 1955.

First edition of Gaddis' important first novel, inscribed and signed by Gaddis on the half title: "For Don Kaufmann (all problems understood), William Gaddis. Sarasota, June 1977." $3200.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1911-12. Ten volumes.

Early mixed edition set of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” $3000.

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"WHETHER I SHALL TURN OUT TO BE THE HERO OF MY OWN LIFE…"

DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield. London, 1850.

First edition, first issue in book form, of Dickens' "most popular success," with 40 etchings by Hablôt Knight Browne ("Phiz"), including frontispiece, vignette title page and the second of Browne's famous "dark plates." $3000.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST SUPERMAN NOVEL

(SHUSTER, Joe) (SIEGEL, Jerry). LOWTHER, George. Adventures of Superman. New York, 1942.

First edition of the first novel starring Superman—"strong and invincible, nemesis of evil-doers"—illustrated by the character's co-creator Joe Shuster with four full-page color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations. $3000.

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