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“INCOMPARABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”

SHAKESPEARE. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. London, 1685.

Rare 1685 Fourth Folio of Shakespeare's plays, first issue, with the engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare by Droeshout in neat facsimile, the ten-line poem by Ben Jonson and John Milton's first poem. The folios are "incomparably the most important work in the English language" (William A. Jackson). Because of their incalculable impact on the language, thought and literature of our world, they are among the most desirable of all English language books, the prizes of any collection. In handsome period-style paneled calf-gilt. $92,000.

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PUBLISHER GEORGE HARRAP'S COPY OF MARLBOROUGH, TOGETHER WITH SIX LETTERS SIGNED BY CHURCHILL TO HARRAP REGARDING THE WORK'S COMPOSITION AND PUBLICATION

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

Signed limited first edition, number 18 of 155 sets signed by Churchill in Volume I, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates and document facsimiles, in handsome publisher’s deluxe morocco—the only signed edition of all Churchill’s works. The copy of publisher George Harrap, with his bookplate in Volume I and II, and with a trove of six signed letters from Churchill to Harrap regarding the composition and publication of Marlborough. $55,000.

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"WE'LL BUY YOUR ALL, PROVIDED YOU'LL AGREE/ TO DROWN YOUR PURCHASE MONEY IN THE SOUTH SEA"

BOWLES, Thomas (publisher). South Sea Bubble Playing Cards. London, 1720.

Complete vintage deck of 52 playing cards satirizing the infamous South Sea Bubble, published by Thomas Bowles at the height of the investing mania. This set—especially complete and in such excellent condition—is extraordinarily rare, considered one of the most valuable decks of cards in the world. $47,000.

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“THE ONE GREAT CHRISTMAS MYTH OF MODERN LITERATURE”

DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. London, 1843.

First edition, first issue, of this Christmas classic—a most exceptional copy with Dickens' clipped inscription ("Charles Dickens with Kind regards") tipped onto the title page—with four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech, the only one of Dickens' first editions to contain hand-colored illustrations. A beautiful copy. $37,000.

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1582 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ROMAN CATHOLIC NEW TESTAMENT IN ENGLISH, NOTED THEOLOGIAN JOHN EADIE’S PERSONAL COPY

BIBLE. New Testament of Jesus Christ. Rhemes, 1582. Very scarce first edition of the important Rheims New Testament, the first Roman Catholic version in English, translated from the Vulgate. The copy of noted biblical scholar and pastor John Eadie. $29,000.

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“TINY ECSTASIES SET IN MOTION”

DICKINSON, Emily. Poems. Boston, 1890, 1891, 1896. Together, three volumes. Rare Emily Dickinson collection, consisting of first editions, first printings of the first three books of her poetry. Only 500 copies of the First Series were printed, 960 copies of the Second Series, and 1000 copies of the Third Series. All three volumes are in original publisher's bindings. $29,000.

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OF EXCEPTIONAL RARITY: 1814 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST HEBREW BIBLE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA

HEBREW BIBLE. Biblia Hebraica. Philadelphia, 1814. Two volumes.

Very rare first edition of the first Hebrew Bible published in America, of major importance in the field of American Judaica, handsomely bound. $28,000.

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EXTRAORDINARY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT INTRODUCTION WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WITH BOTH THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OCTAVO EDITION AND THE DELUXE LARGE-PAPER LIMITED QUARTO EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 175 COPIES, OF EDITH WHARTON'S THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS, 1916, WHERE ROOSEVELT'S INTRODUCTION APPEARED, ILLUSTRATED BY BAKST, MONET, RENOIR, RODIN, AND OTHERS

(ROOSEVELT, Theodore) WHARTON, Edith, editor. Autograph manuscript signed. WITH: The Book of the Homeless (octavo and quarto). Oyster Bay, Long Island and New York, 1915, 1916. Three items.

Exceptional autograph manuscript of the introduction to The Book of the Homeless written and signed by Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied by both the regular first edition (octavo) and the deluxe large-paper first edition (quarto), one of only 125 copies on Van Gelder Paper printed and signed by Daniel B. Updike at the Merrymount Press (out of a total deluxe edition of 175 copies), of this war-relief anthology edited by Wharton, each with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, four facsimiles of manuscripts, and 22 illustrations by prominent artists (eight in color). $27,500.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING—ONE OF ONLY 35 RESERVED FOR PRESENTATION

FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London, 1963.

Signed limited first edition, the only Bond title issued in a limited edition, one of only 35 unnumbered copies reserved for presentation signed by Ian Fleming (from a total signed limited edition of 285), of the eleventh Bond novel, in which 007 takes a bride, only to have his happiness cut short by the schemes of his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld. $25,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF HILDEBRANDT'S AQUARELLE, 1871-74, WITH 34 STUNNING LARGE FOLIO COLOR AQUARELLE PLATES OF SCENES FROM HIS WORLD TOUR, INCLUDING ALEXANDRIA, CAIRO, BOMBAY, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAO, PEKING, MANILA, AND SAN FRANCISCO

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde. Berlin, 1871-74.

First edition of this collection of 34 stunning color aquarelle plates finished by hand of scenes from the world tour of artist Eduard Hildebrandt, official Painter to the Royal Court of Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, featuring scenes from Alexandria, Benares, Bombay, Cairo, Bangkok, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Macao, Peking, Singapore, Manila, Japan, and two famous views of San Francisco. In the publisher's magnificent deluxe portfolio box, with a large sepia portrait of Hildebrandt mounted under glass on the front board. $25,000.

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INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees. New York, 1950.

First American edition, preceded only three days by the first English edition, of Hemingway’s first novel since For Whom the Bell Tolls, warmly inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Maria Altagracia best always from her friend, Ernest Hemingway, May 1957." $21,500.

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PICTORIAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE BRITISH NAVY’S DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON: THE NAVAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1793-1817, WITH 55 SPLENDID LARGE HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. London, 1817.

First edition, first issue, of this dramatically illustrated record of British naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, with vignette title page and 55 vividly hand-colored aquatints of battle scenes by Thomas Sutherland after drawings by William Heath. A beautiful production in attractive contemporary morocco-gilt. $21,000.

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“THE MOST NATURALISTIC DEPICTION OF AMERICAN MAMMALS EVER DONE”

AUDUBON, John James and BACHMAN, John. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York, 1849, 1851, 1854. Three volumes.

Rare first octavo edition of Audubon’s Quadrupeds, illustrated with 155 magnificent hand-colored lithographic plates, in handsome publisher's morocco. $20,500.

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LIBER SCRIPTORUM, SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ANDREW CARNEGIE AND NUMEROUS OTHER AUTHORS

(TWAIN, Mark, ROOSEVELT, Theodore, et al.). Liber Scriptorum. New York, 1893, 1921. Two volumes.

First editions, each one of only 251 numbered copies signed by each of the 213 contributors at their contribution, the most prominent being Mark Twain (“The Californian’s Tale,” first volume, page 161—the first appearance of this story), Theodore Roosevelt (“A Shot at a Bull Elk,” first volume, page 487) and Andrew Carnegie (“Genius Illustrated from Burns,” first volume, page 99). Also represented are William Dean Howells, Frank Stockton, Henry Van Dyke, Carl Van Doren and noted American publishers Henry Holt and George Haven Putnam. Volume I is the copy of John Denison Champlin, one of the editors of the first volume. With an autograph letter signed by Carnegie to Champlin's son expressing sympathy over the death of his father. $18,000.

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"UNRIVALED FOR… ELEGANCE OF STYLE AND ACCURACY OF DESCRIPTION"

BELL, Charles. Anatomy of the Brain. BOUND WITH: Series of Engravings… Nerves. London, 1802, 1803.

First editions of two seminal early works by Scottish surgeon Bell—Anatomy of the Brain (1802) and Series of Engravings (1803), with Anatomy wonderfully illustrated with 12 stipple-engraved anatomical plates (11 hand-colored)—-"engraved by Thomas Medland after Bell's own drawings… probably Bell's most beautiful work on neuroanatomy and one of the most beautifully illustrated in the entire literature"—and nine copper-engraved plates (three folding) in Series of Engravings, all after richly detailed and expressive original drawings by Bell, a splendid volume in contemporary calf and marbled boards. $17,500.

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NAPOLEON RESPONDS TO THE REQUEST OF AN OLD SOLDIER: BOLDLY SIGNED 1798 DOCUMENT, HANDSOMELY FRAMED ALONG WITH AN AUTOGRAPH REQUEST SIGNED BY JOSEPHINE

(NAPOLEON). Document signed. Bastier, August 8, 1798.

Manuscript document boldly endorsed "Bonaparte," authorizing the extension of a veteran's salary until his pension begins, splendidly matted and framed together with an autograph letter signed by Josephine and hand-colored engraved portraits of Napoleon and Josephine. $17,500.

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RARE 17TH-CENTURY HEBREW BIBLE, EXQUISITELY BOUND IN TORTOISE-SHELL AND SILVER

BIBLE. Cinco Libros de la Ley Divina Con Las Aphtarot. Amsterdam, 1691.

Splendid and rare 1691 Pentateuch in Spanish, in exquisite tortoise-shell binding with silver fittings, clasps and catches, and with engraved title page. A lovely volume. $17,000.

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"THERE IS A LIMIT… TO WHAT ONE CAN DREDGE OUT OF THE DOMESTIC RACKET"

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed. WITH: All the Sad Young Men. Baltimore, Maryland and New York, 1935 and 1926. Exceptional signed typed letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Dean Stewart of Independence, Kansas discussing tuberculosis, the challenges of his home life during the writing of Tender is the Night, and the difficulty of getting paid for his short stories, accompanied by a first edition, first issue copy of All the Sad Young Men bearing Stewart's personal booklabel. $17,000.

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“HE POSSESSED THE GIFT OF WORDS”

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Complete Writings. Philadelphia, 1902-03. Twenty-two volumes.

“Author’s” limited edition, letter N of 26 sets signed by Roosevelt and the publishers in Volume I of The Naval War of 1812, of the writings of the adventurous 26th president of the United States, with engraved plates in double suite and in a handsome deluxe binding. $16,800.

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“BECAUSE THE ONLY PEOPLE FOR ME ARE THE MAD ONES”

KEROUAC, Jack. On the Road. New York, 1957.

First edition of Kerouac's second and most important novel, "a physical and metaphysical journey across America," in colorful original dust jacket. Gore Vidal's personal copy with his bold estate stamp. $16,500.

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ELIZABETH I'S ROYAL SEAL, WITH 1600 MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT

ELIZABETH I. Manuscript document, with original hanging wax seal. England, 1600.

Rare original Elizabethan document, written entirely in a secretarial hand and dated 1600, granting the office of sheriff of the County Palatine of Chester to Thomas Aston, Esq., with Elizabeth I's hanging royal wax seal still attached. $16,500.

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QUAIN’S FIVE-PART SERIES OF ANATOMICAL PLATES IN LITHOGRAPHY,
WITH 204 BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE ELEPHANT FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS,
ALMOST ALL HAND-COLORED

QUAIN, Jones and WILSON, William James Erasmus. Series of Anatomical Plates in Lithography. London, 1836-42. Text and five suites of illustrations bound as three volumes.

First edition of this forerunner to Gray's Anatomy, with frontispiece and 203 elephant-folio lithographs by William Fairland, almost all of which are hand colored. Rarely found complete. $16,000.

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“SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1761.

Important second edition of Smith's first book, the first with Smith's major additions and revisions at the core of "his central concepts of sympathy and the impartial spectator" (Tribe, 14), a work increasingly regarded as "one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world" (Amartya Sen), beautifully bound. $16,000.

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"LEFT ON THE FIELD TO BE TAKEN PRISONER OR KILLED THERE"

RICKETTS, James Brewerton and RICKETTS, Fanny. Civil War archive. No place, 1861-86.

Fascinating archive pertaining to Major General (then Captain) James Ricketts' experiences as a Union POW in Libby Prison, including a lengthy manuscript written by his wife, Fanny Ricketts, who accompanied him there as a nurse; a signed autograph letter by Fanny Ricketts to the sister of a slain soldier recounting the circumstances of his death; three autograph letters written and signed by James Ricketts; a telegram form filled out and signed by Ricketts; a signed cabinet card photograph of Ricketts; a framed and captioned fragment of the last United States flag to fly over Richmond until the end of the Civil War; and assorted ephemera including a letter to Fanny Ricketts from Rear Admiral John Almy. $15,000.

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THE ONLY COLLECTION OF FRANKLIN’S POLITICAL WRITINGS PRINTED DURING HIS LIFETIME AND WITH HIS CONSENT

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. London, 1779.

First edition, wide-margined copy of the preferred quarto issue, of this major collection of Franklin's writings, many printed here for the first time, containing his powerful testimony before Parliament in 1766, in which his eloquent answers to questions about the Stamp Act and other incendiary measures made Franklin "the foremost spokesman for the American cause," complete with three plates (one folding) and folding table, an exceptional copy with a distinctive 19th-century provenance in contemporary calf boards. $14,800.

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“THE MOST ELABORATE AND BEAUTIFUL
OF ALL 17TH-CENTURY ENGLISH TREATISES ON ANATOMY”

COWPER, William. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies. Leyden, 1737. Second edition of Cowper’s splendid large folio anatomical atlas, one of the greatest of all artistic anatomies. Superbly illustrated with engraved title page and 114 magnificent folio engraved plates (two folding and one double-page), including 105 plates originally drawn by Rembrandt’s rival, Gerard de Lairesse for Bidloo’s Anatomia (1685). $14,500.

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“A TURNING POINT IN HIS CAREER”

(RACKHAM, Arthur) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London, 1905.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, with 51 full-color mounted plates by Rackham, number 5 of only 250 copies signed by Rackham, one of the smallest limitations for a Rackham title and "the first book illustrated wholly by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition" (Riall). One of the most scarce and desirable Rackham titles. With a two-page autograph letter signed by Rackham regarding Rip Van Winkle laid in. $14,500.

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SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS

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

Signed limited first edition, number 299 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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"A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS"

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume handsomely bound. $13,800.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CONRAD ITEM

CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent (four act version). WITH: Autograph letter signed. Canterbury, 1921.

Extremely rare first edition of Conrad’s stage adaptation of his 1907 novel, one of only 52 copies published, inscribed on the title page to Sydney Cockerell, Conrad's friend, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and a member of the literati: "To Sydney C. Cockerell with friendly regards from Joseph Conrad," extra-illustrated with a photo-printed drypoint portrait of Conrad, three photographic prints of Conrad, a telegram from Conrad's wife to Cockerell informing him of Conrad's death, and a lengthy autograph letter to Cockerell written and signed by Conrad. $13,800.

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“AN’ YOU GET TO TEND THE RABBITS”

STEINBECK, John. Of Mice and Men. New York, 1937.

First edition, first issue, presentation copy, of Steinbeck's "beautifully written [and] marvelous picture of the tragedy of loneliness" (Eleanor Roosevelt), inscribed to Ernest DuBray, a well known San Francisco doctor and bibliophile: "For Dr Ernest S. du Bray, John Steinbeck," in scarce original dust jacket. $13,500.

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PICTORIAL DOCUMENTATION OF WELLINGTON’S DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON, THE MARTIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1799-1815, WITH 53 SPLENDID HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

JENKINS, James. The Martial Achievements of Great Britain. London, 1814-15.

First edition, early issue, of this dramatically illustrated record of British military action during Lord Wellington’s Peninsular Campaign, with hand-colored frontispiece, hand-colored dedication page not present in all copies, and 51 vividly hand-colored aquatints of battle scenes by Thomas Sutherland after drawings by William Heath. A beautiful production in attractive contemporary morocco-gilt. $12,800.

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MONASTIC RUINS OF YORKSHIRE, 1843, WITH OVER 80 ELEPHANT FOLIO PLATES, MANY HAND-COLORED

RICHARDSON, William. Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire. York, 1843.

First edition of this monumental production, with two hand-colored title pages, a hand-colored dedication leaf, 34 hand-colored full-page plates, 24 hand-colored half-page plates, 22 uncolored full-page plates (some tinted), and a map. $12,800.

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“ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF MODERN ECONOMICS”

MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. Essay on the Principle of Population. London, 1803.

Second and greatly expanded edition, the first to carry Malthus’ name, of one of the landmark works in economics— four times larger than the first edition and extremely important, embodying “Malthus’ mature views of his subject,” handsomely bound. $12,800.

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"YOU'LL BE SURPRISED HOW YOU'VE CHANGED THE APPEARANCE OF THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT…"

SEUSS, Dr. Archive of three signed letters. La Jolla, California, 1972.

Fascinating archive of letters from Dr. Seuss to an admirer, children's author Mrs. Dr. T, comprising one signed autograph letter with an original color illustration by Seuss and two signed typed letters, discussing Mrs. Dr. T's Christmas book, expressing gratitude for a box of presents, and explaining the philosophy of Beginner Books and its reason for avoiding educational endeavors. $12,500.

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"THE 'PREVENTATIVE' TREATMENT FOR RABIES WILL BE CONTINUED BY ME"

PASTEUR, Louis. Autograph letter signed. Paris, circa 1887.

Fascinating autograph letter, circa 1887, written and signed by the "Father of Microbiology," Louis Pasteur, regarding the condition and prognosis of a severely bitten patient who was receiving Pasteur's experimental preventative rabies treatment, in an unusual inlaid Arts and Crafts Movement frame. $12,500.

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ARCHIVE OF THIRTEEN CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM MEMBERS OF THE ENGLISH ROYAL FAMILY, ALL SIGNED, INCLUDING ONES SIGNED BY GEORGE VI, THE QUEEN MOTHER, QUEEN ELIZABETH II, AND PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA

(ROYALTY) Royal Christmas cards archive. London, 1933-83.

Archive of 13 signed Christmas cards from members of the British royal family, including from George VI, the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana, together with signed photographs and autograph letters from other royal family members. $12,500.

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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). $12,500.

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"A FIELD ARCHAEOLOGIST MUCH AHEAD OF HIS TIME"

LYSONS, Samuel. An Account of Roman Antiquities Discovered at Woodchester. London, 1797.

First edition of this survey of the second-century Roman villa at Woodchester, an elephant folio lavishly illustrated with hand-colored aquatint title page and dedication leaf, two large aquatint vignettes, and 40 aquatint plates, 33 hand-colored, of which nine are double-page—including two lovely double-page views of Woodchester and the surrounding countryside. A splendid volume. $12,500.

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WITH THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF BILLY BUDD

MELVILLE, Herman. Works. London, 1922-24. Sixteen volumes.

Extremely important limited Standard edition of the works of Herman Melville, number 549 of 750 sets, featuring the first publication of his Billy Budd and the first book publication of many other works. $12,000.

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“THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OF AMERICAN WORKS ON ECONOMICS”

GEORGE, Henry. Progress and Poverty. San Francisco, 1879.

Limited first edition of Henry George’s “most famous work,” the rare "Author's Edition" of only 200 copies, the work that prompted the Single Tax movement, with the very rare advertisement leaf asking that no reviews be published. $11,500.

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“SOMEWHERE IN THIS FAVOURED LAND THE SUN IS SHINING BRIGHT…”

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat. New York, 1901.

Rare first separate edition of this classic of American popular poetry, with vignette illustrations printed in red and a dedication to the poem's popularizer, actor DeWolfe Hopper, in original pictorial paper wrappers. $11,000.

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“A MAJOR INNOVATION… AN INSTITUTION IN ITS OWN RIGHT”

GRAY, Henry. Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical. Philadelphia, 1859.

First American edition of this classic anatomical textbook by Henry Gray, richly illustrated with 363 wood-engravings after drawings by Henry Vandyke Carter, published on the eve of the American Civil War, which resulted in 620,000 killed in combat or by disease, with untold thousands grievously wounded—this edition of Gray's Anatomy would have been an indispensable tool for American doctors, surgeons, and medical students at this crucial period in our history, on and off the battlefield. "Remains today a standard work on the subject" (Garrison & Morton). An excellent and desirable copy in contemporary American sheep binding. $11,000.

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RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF FROST’S SECOND PUBLISHED BOOK, NORTH OF BOSTON, INSCRIBED BY FROST IN THE YEAR AFTER PUBLICATION

FROST, Robert. North of Boston. London, 1914.

Rare first edition, first issue of Frost's second published book, in the very rare Binding A, inscribed by him in black ink on the front free endpaper: "With real regard, Robert Frost, May 15, 1915." Also with two small corrections to the text in Frost's hand. $9800.

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“A FINAL TESTAMENT TO THE HUMAN VALUES HE CHERISHED MOST”

WASHINGTON, George. The Last Will and Testament of Gen. George Washington. Boston, 1800.

Early edition, issued the same year as the Alexandria first edition, of Washington’s will, "one of the most historically significant and personally revealing documents he ever wrote." Rare in original wrappers. $9800.

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WITH 39 SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINT VIEWS OF NORTH WALES, 1820 EXPANDED SECOND EDITION

(WALES) [COMPTON, Thomas]. The Northern Cambrian Mountains. London, 1820.

Second and enlarged edition, with 39 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates of views of North Wales—nine more than the 30 found in the first edition—with descriptive text, handsomely bound. $9800.

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"AIR FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET. DO NOT USE FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. RESTRICTED"

(WORLD WAR II) (SALISBURY, Fred R.). Two World War II Pacific Maps. No place, September, 1944 / circa 1945.

A large original map—labeled "restricted"—dated September 1944, used during the war by Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury to record the activities of the USS Salamaua in the Pacific theater, together with a second large original map in eight sections—labeled "TOP SECRET" on its envelope—showing the Pacific theater during World War II, with major details labeled in pencil. $9500.

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AN EARLY MILITARY NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCING THE JAPANESE SURRENDER

(WORLD WAR II). Mimeographed typescript of the USS Salamaua News. No place, September 3, 1945.

Original mimeographed USS Salamaua News newsletter containing detailed news of Japanese surrender, preliminary reports on POWs in Japan and their treatment by the Japanese, Japanese reactions to the surrender, brief news from around the world, and baseball standings, accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the newsletter's owner, Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury II of the Salamaua. $9500.

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"THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC TREATISE ON ECONOMICS FROM THE PEN OF AN AMERICAN": VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF RAYMOND'S INFLUENTIAL THOUGHTS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY, 1820

RAYMOND, Daniel. Thoughts on Political Economy. Baltimore, 1820.

First edition of Raymond's pioneering work on political economy, boldly challenging Smith's Wealth of Nations in opposing laissez faire, free trade and principles of individualism, praised by John Adams as "a proud monument of American literature," arguing government "should be like a good shepherd, who supports and nourishes the weak and feeble ones in his flock," one of only750 copies, a very scarce uncut copy. $9500.

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“THE MOST VALUABLE OF ALL THE CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS”

CLARENDON, Earl of [HYDE, Edward]. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. Oxford, 1702. Three volumes.

First edition of this "broad and lucid" history of the "Puritan Revolution," the struggle between a king who claimed to rule by divine right and a Parliament that professed to have rights independent of the crown. With half title, engraved frontispiece portrait and vignette title page in each volume. A scarce large-paper copy, three impressive large folio volumes in handsome contemporary mottled calf. $9500.

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ACKERMANN’S SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE

ACKERMANN, Rudolph. A History of the University of Cambridge. London, 1815. Two volumes.

First edition of this illustrated history of Cambridge University, complete with 95 superb hand-colored aquatint plates, handsomely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt. $9200.

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BOLDLY PRESENTED AND SIGNED BY EDISON

EDISON, Thomas Alva. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1920.

Very scarce vintage photographic portrait of Edison seated in a library, inscribed and signed by him with a bold flourish on the mount: "To Mrs. Blauvelt, from a believer in woman suffrage, Thos A Edison." $9200.

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"THE MOST WORTHY… OF THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS"

LOCKE, John. Works of John Locke. London, 1768. Four volumes.

Seventh edition, the first quarto edition, first four-volume edition, of Locke's collected Works, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait (I), a handsome set in beautiful contemporary calf gilt. $9000.

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"HE WAS VERY FOND OF ANIMALS AND KEPT MANY KINDS OF PETS"

LOFTING, Hugh. The Story of Doctor Dolittle. New York, 1920.

First edition of the first Doctor Dolittle title, with color frontispiece, two plates, and 30 in-text black-and-white illustrations. A lovely copy in the very scarce original dust jacket. $8800.

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EARLY 19TH-CENTURY HEBREW PRAYERBOOK IN A BEAUTIFUL SILVER AND VELVET BINDING

(JUDAICA). Seder Keri'ei Mo'ed… Vienna, 1801.

Early 19th-century Hebrew prayerbook in a very handsome and elaborate velvet binding with elaborate silver cornerpieces, catch and clasp, illustrated with three beautiful full page engraved plates, including the frontispiece illustration of the Song at the Sea (signed Israel ben Chayyim). $8500.

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RARE COMPLETE "SHOULDER STRAP" SET OF CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, PUBLISHED BY MARK TWAIN

(SHOULDER STRAP SET) GRANT, Ulysses S. Shoulder Strap Set. New York, 1885-1892. Ten volumes altogether.

Complete Shoulder Strap set of seven Civil War histories printed by Twain's publishing house in its short-lived but impressive decade of operation, featuring Grant's Memoirs (1885-6), McClellan's Own Story (1887), Crawford's Genesis of the Civil War (1887), Custer's Tenting on the Plains (1889), Hancock's Reminiscences (1887), Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (1888) and Sherman's Memoirs (1892), each volume with the trademark gilt-decorated "shoulder strap" on the spine. $8200.

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"THE MOST DARING, LEGENDARY, AND COURAGEOUS CONDUCTOR ON THE… 'UNDERGROUND RAILROAD'": FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK ON THE LIFE OF HARRIET TUBMAN

(TUBMAN, Harriet) BRADFORD, Sarah H. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Auburn, 1869.

First edition of the groundbreaking first book on the life of Harriet Tubman—"a major watershed in the evolution of the Tubman legend… the principal textual source for information about Tubman for more than a quarter-century"(Sernett)—featuring interviews with Tubman, testimonials and reportage of her bravery in the Underground Railroad, and as a scout and spy in the Civil War, where she "became the first woman to lead a military expedition in an American war" (ANB), with famed woodcut-engraved frontispiece of Tubman with rifle in hand, in original cloth. $7800.

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PEANUTS JUBILEE, INSCRIBED WITH LARGE ORIGINAL SKETCH OF SNOOPY BY SCHULZ

SCHULZ, Charles M. Peanuts Jubilee. New York, 1975.

First edition of this celebration of Peanuts' silver anniversary, boldly inscribed on the half title with a large original sketch of Snoopy, "Best wishes—Charles M. Schulz." $7800.

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"WE FOUND THERE WERE A NUMBER OF LAWS HIGHLY DISCRIMINATORY AGAINST THE JEWISH POPULATION"

EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Typed letter signed. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1966.

Wonderful typed signed letter from Eisenhower to his former head of the Atomic Energy Commission and rejected nominee for secretary of commerce, Lewis Strauss, regarding WWII-era attempts by the allies to create equality for the Jewish population in North Africa and the resistance from Jewish leaders fearful of a pogrom, also including a closing mention of his attempts to sell the Angus cattle herd on his Gettysburg farm. $7500.

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VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF DALÍ, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY SALVADOR DALÍ WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF DON QUIXOTE

DALI, Salvador. Dali. New York, 1968.

First edition, a very scarce presentation copy, of this richly illustrated volume of Dalí’s work, boldly inscribed in black felt pen across the entire title page and opposite page by Dalí and dated 1974, with a wonderful large original sketch of Don Quixote. $7200.

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"ETERNAL HOSTILITY AGAINST EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies. Charlottesville, 1829. Four volumes.

First edition of the first published collection of Jefferson's writings, edited by his grandson, with engraved frontispiece portrait after Gilbert Stuart's painting and with four-page folding facsimile of Jefferson's manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Volume IV, in contemporary calf. $6800.

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DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF SPEAKING MY MIND, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT REAGAN, WITH AUDIO TAPES OF HIS SPEECHES

REAGAN, Ronald. Speaking My Mind. New York, 1989.

Signed limited first edition of Reagan's selected speeches, number 144 of 5000 copies signed by President Reagan, in publisher's deluxe morocco-gilt binding, presented in a handsome publisher's wooden chest, with drawer containing audio recordings of the speeches from the book. $6800.

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ONE OF THE EARLIEST REFERENCES IN PRINT TO THE NAME "SHAKESPEARE"

CAMDEN, William. Remaines of a Greater Worke Concerning Britaine. London, 1605.

Rare first edition of this great work by William Camden, containing a wealth of information on the history of Britain, "introduced succinctly and without pedantry by a respected authority" (Herendeen), and with an early reference to the name "Shakespeare." $6800.

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"HIS SOUL IS MARCHING ON"

BROWN, John. Life and Letters of Captain John Brown. London, 1861.

First edition of one of the very first biographies of John Brown, published in the first year of the Civil War, including writings by Emerson and William Lloyd Garrison, correspondence, and the text of an interview with Brown after the raid at Harpers Ferry—"with the gallows staring him in the face"—featuring mounted vintage albumen frontispiece of Brown containing his printed facsimile inscription underneath, an exceptional copy in original cloth. $6500.

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WONDERFUL ORIGINAL SKETCH OF CHARLIE BROWN BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES ON HIS BIRTHDAY CAKE, INSCRIBED BY CHARLES SCHULZ

SCHULZ, Charles M. Original large sketch inscribed. No place, no date.

Original sketch of Charlie Brown blowing out the candles on his birthday cake, rendered in blue marker, inscribed in a speech bubble: "Happy Birthday, John!" and additionally signed by Charles Schulz. $6500.

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“WITH WHOM I USED TO ROLLER-SKATE… DURING THE MOST WONDERFUL YEARS OF MY YOUNG LIFE”

SEUSS, Dr. Scrambled Eggs Super! New York, 1953.

First edition of Seuss' tenth book, his riotous recipe for a most unusual breakfast, warmly inscribed by him to a childhood friend: "For Judy Kay, with whom I used to roller-skate down Wonderview Drive during the most wonderful years of my Young Life.—Best Wishes—Dr. Seuss." $6200.

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“ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT WORKS OF THE 19TH CENTURY”

LIZARS, John. A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body. Edinburgh, 1822-27. Atlas volume only.

First edition of this highly successful medical sourcebook, a collaboration between innovative 19th-century surgeon John Lizars and his artistic brother William Home Lizars, with 101 folio plates of the human body, 15 vividly hand-colored. $6000.

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"MAN HAS NEVER HAD THE RIGHT OF POSSESSING MAN, AND THE POSSESSION ITSELF HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND STILL IS UNLAWFUL" (ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE)

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Report Made… on the Abolition of Slavery. Boston, 1840.

First edition in English of Tocqueville's embattled work on the rights of enslaved men and women in French colonies, initially authorized by and presented to a French parliamentary commission that set it aside without debate, prompting Tocqueville to send his Report to America for publication, highly elusive in original wrappers. $5600.

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"THAT'S A LONG LONG TIME TO BE MISSING GOOD FRIENDS…"

SEUSS, Dr. On Beyond Zebra. New York, 1955. First edition of Seuss' paean to free thinking, warmly inscribed: "For Judy, Marian and Joe, Whom I haven't seen since they were all 3-1/2 years old. That's a long long time to be missing good friends—Dr. Seuss." $5500.

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STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY EDMUND DULAC

(DULAC, Edmund) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen. London, 1911.

Signed limited edition, number 135 of 750 copies signed by Dulac, with 28 wonderful mounted color plates, bound in original vellum-gilt. A beautiful copy. $5200.

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ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT'S TOMB

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

First edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $4500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK PUBLISHED BY THE BRONTË SISTERS

(BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily and Anne). Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. London, 1846 [1848].

First edition, second issue (as virtually always), of the Brontës' first published work, in original cloth. Only 39 copies with the first-issue title page were sold; this is one of the remaining 961 copies issued with a cancel title page. $4000.

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SIX ORIGINAL MIRÓ LITHOGRAPHS: LIMITED EDITION LARGE FOLIO SIGNED BY MIRÓ

MIRÓ, Joan. Peintures Murales. Paris, 1961. Special signed limited edition of Derriere le Miroir, number 10 of only 150 copies signed by Miró in pencil, with his original cover design and six original lithographs (one double-page, one folding), all printed by Maeght. A beautiful production in fine condition. $3800.

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“THE MOST REMARKABLE PORTRAITS OF ELIZABETH AND HER CONTEMPORARIES”

(ELIZABETH I) CREIGHTON, Mandell. Queen Elizabeth. London, Paris and Edinburgh, 1896.

Early edition, with color frontispiece portrait and 39 illustrations, including 23 steel-engraved plates (one tinted, with many portraits), beautifully bound by Roger de Coverly in full morocco-gilt. $3800.

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WITH 24 VIBRANT CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS AND HUNDREDS OF IN-TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS

PLANCHÉ, James Robinson. A Cyclopaedia of Costume. London, 1876. Two volumes.

First edition of this richly illustrated compendium of medieval dress, costume, armor and weaponry, with hundreds of in-text wood-engravings, 18 full-page lithographed plates, and 24 vibrant full-page chromolithographs. Handsomely bound in full contemporary morocco-gilt. $3500.

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"ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF IS THE ENDLESS NUMBER OF HUMAN SACRED IDEAS FOUNDED IN A SUPREME REVERENCE OR THE REVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE ROUND THE AXIS OF THE EARTH"

O'NEILL, John. The Night of the Gods. London, 1893. Two volumes.

First edition of this popular late 19th-century work of comparative mythology focused on the rotation of the heavens, with frontispiece plates, in original cloth-gilt. $3200.

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ONE OF ONLY 75 LARGE-PAPER COPIES OF
CUSSANS’ HISTORY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

CUSSANS, John Edwin. History of Hertfordshire. London, 1870-1881. Three volumes.

Limited large-paper first edition of this monumental county history, number 10 of only 75 copies, with engraved frontispiece portrait, six full-page chromolithographs, 13 tinted lithographs, four engraved plates, a double-page hand-colored map, and numerous in-text wood-engravings. $3000.

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"ONE OF THE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF ITS KIND"

(WALES) MALKIN, Benjamin Heath. The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography, of South Wales. London, 1804.

First edition of this picturesque travelogue through the Welsh countryside, illustrated with frontispiece and 11 full-page soft-ground etchings by J. Laporte after views drawn on the spot by him, each hand-colored with a wash of blue, tan or gray, and with large folding map. Beautifully bound in full contemporary morocco-gilt. $3000.

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"THIS IS A NEW ERA… EVERY EYE IS NOW TURNED TO THE SOUTH, LOOKING FOR ANOTHER NAT TURNER": FIRST REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF WILLIAM WELLS BROWN'S THE BLACK MAN, 1863

BROWN, William Wells. Black Man. New York, 1863.

First revised and expanded edition, issued same year as the first, of Brown's groundbreaking volume with biographies of over 55 black men and women across history, including his controversial biography of Nat Turner, along with four biographies not in the first edition, notably that of Capt. Callioux—"the first black warrior-hero of the Civil War"—Brown's career "is one of the most extraordinary in 19th-century American literature," a handsome copy in original cloth. $2800.

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ENGRAVED PLATES OF ANCIENT BRITAIN

SAMMES, Aylett. Britannia Antiqua Illustrata. London, 1676.

First edition, with double-page engraved "Map of Europe" and 24 full-page and in-text engravings, which include depictions of historical figures, battles, and noble seals. A handsome and impressive folio volume. $2600.

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"WHEN THE CANNOT BECOMES THE SHOULD-NOT"

HAMMETT, Dashiell, editor. (FAULKNER, William; LOVECRAFT, H.P., et al.). Creeps By Night. New York, 1931.

First edition of this anthology of weird horror, selected by Dashiell Hammett, including first book appearances of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and "The Music of Erich Zann" by H.P. Lovecraft. $2500.

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