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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE"

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876.

First American edition, first state of one of the great masterpieces of American literature and a true touchstone of American childhood, in the exceptionally rare publisher's morocco binding. An essential addition to any Mark Twain collection. Only 200 copies were issued in the publisher's three-quarter morocco binding. $69,000.

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Happy Prince and Other Tales

SIGNED BY OSCAR WILDE: “WHEN I WAS ALIVE AND HAD A HUMAN HEART,I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TEARS WERE”—THE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITIONOF THE HAPPY PRINCE, ONE OF ONLY 75 LARGE-PAPER COPIES

WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales. London, 1888. Large-paper limited first edition, number 21 of only 75 copies on handmade paper, signed by Oscar Wilde and the publisher David Nutt. Extraordinarily rare. $48,500.

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in our time

AN EXTRAORDINARY HEMINGWAY RARITY: THE FIRST EDITION OF IN OUR TIME, ONE OF ONLY 170 COPIES PRINTED

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. in our time. Paris, 1924.

First edition of this beautiful production, number 105 of only 170 copies printed, with woodcut frontispiece of Hemingway from a portrait by Henry Strater. $45,000.

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Typed letter signed

"THE TEST OF WHETHER A BOOK IS ANY GOOD IS HOW MUCH GOOD STUFF YOU CAN REMOVE FROM IT"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Finca Vigia, Cuba, 29 September 1949.

Extraordinary typed and heavily annotated letter from Hemingway in Cuba to friend and fellow author and screenwriter Peter Viertel in Malibu, California, a long, lively letter discussing his writing progress, a proposed trip, hunting and shooting pigeons, drinking, baseball and a new whore in town, with over 150 words of additional notes written in the margins and on the verso of the second page in blue ink by Hemingway. Twice signed as 'Papa.'. $42,000.

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Hobbit

"IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND THERE LIVED A HOBBIT"

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Boston and New York, 1938.

First American edition, in scarce original dust jacket, of the fantasy classic—"among the very highest achievements of children's authors during the 20th century" (Carpenter & Pritchard, 530)—with four of Tolkien's iconic illustrations printed in color. $35,000.

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Richard II; Henry IV, Parts I & II; Henry V; Henry VI, Parts I, II & III

“UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS A CROWN”

SHAKESPEARE. Richard II; Henry IV, Parts I & II; Henry V; Henry VI, Parts I, II & III. London, 1664.

Ninety original leaves from the rare and important Third Folio, containing the complete text of seven of Shakespeare's historical dramas: Richard II, Parts 1 and 2 of Henry IV, Henry V, and the three parts of Henry VI (with five leaves supplied from another copy of the same edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $35,000.

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Works

FIRST EDITIONS OF THE WORKS OF STERNE,WITH FULL FIRST EDITION TRISTRAM SHANDY THRICE SIGNED,UNIFORMLY AND BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY RIVIERE

STERNE, Laurence. Works. London, 1760-1775. Twenty-one volumes in all. First editions of the principal works and letters of Sterne, with three volumes of Tristram Shandy signed by Sterne as is called for in first edition copies. Beautifully bound in full mottled calf gilt by Riviere and Son. A splendid first edition collection. $28,000.

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Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

"THAT DIALOGUE OF MIND, HEART AND VOICE"

BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London, 1791. Two volumes.

First edition, first state of "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements." The copy of politician, traveler, and writer John Cam Hobhouse, the Baron Broughton, most famous for his long-running and very close friendship with Lord Byron, with his engraved armorial bookplate. $27,000.

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