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“ONE OF THE GREATEST, MOST NOBLE AND SUBLIME POEMS WHICH EITHER THIS AGE OR NATION HAS PRODUCED”

MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. London, 1669.

First edition, fifth title page, of Milton's poetic masterpiece, his dramatic vision of Satan's expulsion from Heaven and the temptation of Adam and Eve. The excellent Macclesfield copy, with the arms of the Earls of Macclesfield in gilt on the front cover of the morocco binding by Hatton. "Rare" (Wickenheiser). $45,000.

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“A PEAK OF VISIONARY AND CREATIVE INTOXICATION”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1856.

Rare and enlarged second edition, one of only 1000 copies printed, with frontispiece portrait of Whitman and advertisement leaf following text, featuring 20 additional poems not appearing in the 1855 first edition, including “A Woman Waits for Me” and “Who Learns My Lesson Complete?” The copy of Pennsylvania merchant and book collector William F. Gable, with a tipped-in leaf containing a series of beautiful autograph notes to him written by some of Whitman's closest friends and admirers: Dr. Gustave P. Wicksell, Ellen M. Calder, and Horace Traubel (Whitman's literary executor). $19,500.

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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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“WE ARE SPELL-BOUND, WE CANNOT CHOOSE BUT READ”

BRONTE, Emily. Wuthering Heights. New York, 1848.

Extraordinarily important first American edition (published less than five months after the virtually unobtainable London first edition) of Emily Brontë's passionate masterpiece, scarce in the original cloth. $15,000.

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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 in contemporary gilt-stamped calf boards. $15,000.

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“A BIBLE OF ITS KIND”

(ARABIAN PENINSULA) DOUGHTY, Charles M. Travels in Arabia Deserta. Cambridge, 1888. Two volumes.

First edition of this classic of Arabian travel, illustrated with numerous plates, maps and in-text wood engravings, and folding map printed in color laid into a pocket at the rear of Volume I, as issued. Very hard to find in such nice condition in the original cloth, and with an intriguing provenance, from the library of British Arabist, colonial agent and diplomat Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles. $13,500.

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“ONE OF THE DEITIES OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION”

(NIELSEN, Kay) ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales. London, 1924.

Deluxe signed limited edition, number 326 of only 500 copies signed by Nielsen, richly illustrated with 12 full-page tipped-in color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations, many full-page. A beautiful copy in the rare original glassine and cloth dust jacket. $11,500.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’S REVOLT IN THE DESERT

LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. London, 1927.

Limited first edition, number 59 of only 315 large-paper copies, illustrated with 19 plates (11 in color) and a folding map. An excellent, largely unopened copy in the original dust jacket and the very scarce original shipping carton. $8800.

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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED 1716 JUDEO-ITALIAN HAGGADAH, PRINTED IN VENICE

HAGGADAH. Seder Haggadah shel Pesah. Venice, 1716.

Beautifully illustrated 1716 Venice Haggadah, with Italian translation printed in Hebrew characters. Includes Leone Modena’s commentary (Tzli Esh), based on Isaac Abrabanel’s earlier commentary, Zevah Pesah. $8700.

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"SLAVERY UNDER AN AMERICAN CONGRESS"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (SEABURY, Samuel). View of the Controversy. New-York, 1774.

First edition of Seabury's pivotal work in a legendary exchange of pre-Revolutionary essays with Alexander Hamilton that would propel the 17-year-old Hamilton into history—“Hamilton had found his calling… a true child of the Revolution"—with Seabury, writing under the pseudonym of A.W. Farmer, striking back at Hamilton in a brilliant debate that, to historians, “starkly differentiates the colonial political mind from the British.” $7800.

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"ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT OF ALL POLEMICS": BURKE'S LANDMARK WORK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France. BOUND WITH: Letter from Mr. Burke. London, 1790.

First edition of Burke's important and controversial attack on the French Revolution, the work that precipitated Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, an exceptional volume in contemporary calf. $7200.

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