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AN INCOMPARABLE SET OF THE DEFINITIVE EDITION OF TWAIN’S WORKS, ONE OF 1024 COPIES BEARING HIS SIGNATURE, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY HIM

TWAIN, Mark. Writings of Mark Twain. New York, 1922-25. Thirty-seven volumes. “Definitive Edition” of Twain’s writings, number 86 of 1024 sets with a specially prepared leaf signed by the author ( “S.L. Clemens / Mark Twain”) in 1906 in Volume I, accompanied by a signed autograph letter entirely in Twain’s hand requesting books from a bookseller. $35,000.

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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“THE WORKS OF PLATO MAY BE PROPERLY CONSIDERED THE SCRIPTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

PLATO. Works. London, 1804. Five volumes. First edition of the first complete English translation of Plato’s works, prepared by the leading Platonist of his day, still considered unequaled. From the library and with the bookplates of Francis Currer, “England’s earliest female bibliophile” and close friend of Charlotte Brontë, who reportedly adopted the pseudonym of Currer Bell in honor of her. Handsomely bound. $18,000.

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THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION: CENTENARY LIMITED EDITION OF CHURCHILL’S WORKS

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Collected Works. (London), 1973-76. Thirty-four volumes.

Centenary limited edition of Churchill’s Complete Works, number 140 of only 3000 sets produced, copiously illustrated with numerous photographic plates, maps, and charts. Beautifully bound in publisher’s gilt-stamped vellum and printed on 500-year archival paper. $15,000.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND “SUN-DIAL” EDITION OF CONRAD’S WORKS

CONRAD, Joseph. The Works (Sun Dial Edition). Garden City, 1920-26. Twenty-two volumes. Signed limited “Sun-Dial Edition” of Conrad’s works, number 439 of 735 sets, signed in the first volume by Conrad, splendidly bound in elaborately full morocco-gilt with morocco doublures and silk endpapers. An exceptional uncut copy. $14,500.

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THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF POPE’S SHAKESPEARE, 1723-25, THE FIRST QUARTO EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS

SHAKESPEARE, William. Works of Shakespear. London, 1723-25. Six volumes. The rare and important first quarto edition of Shakespeare’s works, edited by Alexander Pope, one of only 750 sets printed, in beautiful period-style binding. $12,000.

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“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.

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“YO-HO-HO, AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!”: SPLENDID LIMITED EDITION SET OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S WORKS

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Works. London: Heinemann, et al. and New York, 1922-23. 26 volumes.

Vailima Edition of Stevenson’s Works, number 144 of 1000 sets for sale in the United Kingdom, an exceptional 26 volumes handsomely bound by Brentano's in three-quarter crimson morocco gilt. $9500.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $9500.

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HARRIET BEECHER STOWE’S WRITINGS, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Writings. Cambridge, 1896, 1897. Together, seventeen volumes. Signed limited large-paper edition, number 219 of only 250 sets signed and dated (“Jany 7th 1896”) by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Volume I, with 33 illustrated frontispieces and title pages, handsomely bound in publisher’s three-quarter morocco gilt. Autographed on the fly leaf by the author for this edition “a few months before her death.” $9500.

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