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South

RARE FIRST EDITION OF SOUTH

SHACKLETON, Ernest. South. London, 1919.

First edition of Shackleton’s own account of his ill-fated expedition, with folding map at rear, in-text maps and illustrations, color frontispiece, and 87 black-and-white plates, most after photographs by Frank Hurley, and including his image of the Endurance “looming stark and white against the darkness of the Polar night.” $7000.

Charlotte's Web

“JUST ABOUT PERFECT, AND JUST MAGICAL IN THE WAY IT IS DONE” (EUDORA WELTY)

WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. New York, 1952. First edition of one of the most delightful and beloved children's books of the 20th century, a cornerstone of any collection of modern children's literature. $4200.

Poems

“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." $9000.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. WITH: Through the Looking-Glass

“CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER!”

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. WITH: Through the Looking-Glass. London, 1866, 1872. Two volumes.

First editions of "the greatest of all English stories for children" (Muir, 139). $23,000.

Christmas Books

“THE BIBLE OF CHRISTMAS”

DICKENS, Charles. Christmas Books. London, 1843-48. Together, five volumes.

First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books— chief among them a first issue of his immortal Christmas Carol, the veritable "Bible of Christmas"— illustrated with 63 engravings altogether, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer, handsomely bound, with the original cloth for each volume bound in. $12,000.

Grapes of Wrath

“WHEREVER THEY’S A FIGHT SO HUNGRY PEOPLE CAN EAT, I’LL BE THERE”

STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York, 1939.

First edition, first issue, of Steinbeck's most important novel, his searing masterpiece of moral outrage and "intense humanity," winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. $11,000.

To Kill a Mockingbird

FIRST EDITION OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia and New York, 1960.

First edition, first printing, of Harper Lee's masterpiece, in rare first-issue dust jacket. $19,000.

Second World War

CHURCHILL’S BRILLIANT HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. London, 1948-54. Six volumes.

First English editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, handsomely bound. $3500.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: Memoirs

“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.

Poems of William Shakespeare

THE SPLENDID KELMSCOTT SHAKESPEARE

SHAKESPEARE. The Poems of William Shakespeare. Hammersmith, 1893. The superb Kelmscott Press edition of Shakespeare’s poems, one of 500 copies printed by William Morris, in lovely original vellum binding. Beautifully printed in red and black type and decorated with woodcut borders and initials. $8800.