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“FOR GODSAKE HOLD YOUR TONGUE, AND LET ME LOVE”

DONNE, John. Poems. London, 1633.

First edition of the collected poems of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, with “Epistle” leaves, often lacking. Beautifully bound in period-style elaborately gilt-decorated morocco. $48,000.

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“TO GUY WITH MUCH AFFECTION, ERNEST, PARIS, OCT 28, 1933”: EXCEEDINGLY RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF HEMINGWAY’S WINNER TAKE NOTHING, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY HIM IN PARIS THE DAY AFTER PUBLICATION, TO LONGTIME CLOSE FRIEND, JOURNALIST GUY HICKOK, WITH BOOKSELLER TICKET OF SYLVIA BEACH'S FAMED PARIS BOOK STORE, SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing. New York, 1933.

First edition of Hemingway's famed collection of short stories, an especially rare presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by Hemingway in Paris the day after publication, to his close friend, Guy Hickok, bureau chief of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, "To Guy with much affection, Ernest, Paris, Oct 28, 1933." Also with the bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, where Hemingway saw the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over from Scribner's. $45,000.

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“THE PROOF OF A POET IS THAT HIS COUNTRY ABSORBS HIM AS AFFECTIONATELY AS HE HAS ABSORBED IT”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1855.

Extraordinarily scarce and important first edition of the most important volume of American poetry. "In Whitman we have a democrat who set out to imagine the life of the average man in average circumstances changed into something grand and heroic… There has never been a more remarkable poem" (Callow). Whitman personally financed, supervised and even in some sections hand-set the type for the small printing of 795 copies. In a handsome morocco binding by James MacDonald of New York. $45,000.

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LOVELY FIRST EDITION OF SALINGER’S CLASSIC, REVIEW COPY,WITH UNRECORDED SALINGER BROADSIDE

SALINGER, J.D. Catcher in the Rye. Boston, 1951. First edition of Salinger’s first book, in first-issue dust jacket with photograph of Salinger on the back panel. With review slip and Salinger broadside laid in. A lovely copy. $39,500.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND LIMITED EDITION DELUXE SET OF TWAIN’S WRITINGS, WITH MANUSCRIPT PAGES TO THE GILDED AGE BY MARK TWAIN AND CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER, A DOUBLE TWAIN SIGNATURE AND AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO HIS PUBLISHER

TWAIN, Mark. Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford, 1899-1907. Twenty-five volumes. Edition de Luxe, number 542 of 1000 copies. This set with manuscript pages of The Gilded Age, one each by Twain and by collaborator Charles Dudley Warner, tipped in to Volume X. This set also with a tipped-in double signature on the limitation leaf, “S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain),” and an autograph letter tipped to the blank opposite the limitation page, from Twain to his publisher, “Feb. 16. Friend Bliss: Please mail or send in your own way, a cloth copy of Innocents Abroad to Sidney Moffett, New Market, Shenendoah Co, Va, & charge to my Act. Yours, Mark.” On the reverse is written in a different hand: “Mark Twain Feb. 16, ’75.” Very handsomely bound. $39,000.

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“THE CLUSTERS OF THE HYADES AND PLEIADES, WITH THE PLANETMARS IN BETWEEN—IN FULL CROSSING SPRAWL IN THE SKY…”

WHITMAN, Walt. Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. New York and London, 1902. Ten volumes.

“Author’s Manuscript Edition,” number 3 of only 32 sets with one manuscript page in bold black ink entirely in Whitman’s hand and signed by him. This set printed on Whatman paper and illustrated with 40 tissue-guarded engravings in double suite depicting Whitman in various stages of his life, including frontispieces in each volume, one of each beautifully hand-colored. $39,000.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND LIMITED AUTOGRAPH EDITION SET OF TWAIN’S WRITINGS, WITH MANUSCRIPT PAGE FROM THE GILDED AGE BY MARK TWAIN, A DOUBLE TWAIN SIGNATURE AND AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "S.L. CLEMENS"

TWAIN, Mark. Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford, 1899-1907. Twenty-five volumes.

Autograph edition, number 152 of 512 copies. This set with a manuscript page from The Gilded Age in Twain's hand tipped in to Volume X, a double signature on the limitation leaf, “S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain),” and an autograph letter tipped to the blank opposite the limitation page, declining to invest in a company because of his efforts ghostwriting President Grant's memoirs. $39,000.

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A “VISION THAT MUST STAND AT THE HEAD OF ALL VIRGINIA WOOLF’S WORK”

WOOLF, Virginia. To the Lighthouse. London, 1927.

First edition of one of Woolf’s most popular and acclaimed major novels, in the extremely rare original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, Woolf’s sister. $37,000.

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RARE SIGNED AND DATED COPY OF JOYCE'S ULYSSES, POSSIBLY THE LAST SIGNED BY JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London, 1937.

First trade edition printed in England, inscribed on the half title: "James Joyce / Paris / 7 April 1939." $32,000.

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“MUCH RIDICULED BUT LIVELY AND INFORMATIVE”

CORYATE, Thomas. Coryats Crudities. London, 1611.

Rare first edition of the legendary traveler Thomas Coryate’s “lively and informative” account (Baugh et al., 623) of his prolific travels through the major cities of 17th-century Europe, “the first English handbook on continental travel,” long coveted by collectors, illustrated with six woodcut plates (two folding), with very rare errata leaf. The copy of prominent book collector Cortland Field Bishop, with his bookplate, and also the copy of famous New York diarist George Templeton Strong, with three owner signatures. $28,000.

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