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“YOU HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR SON AND THINGS WITH US ALWAYS WILL BE WELL…”

LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. New York and London, 1903.

First edition, first printing, of one of the most desirable copies in American literature, inscribed from Jack London to his mother within four days of publication, one of the earliest known inscriptions: “Dear Mother, You have always loved your son, and things with us always will be well. Jack. July 22, 1903,” in scarce original dust jacket. $89,000.00$62,300.00

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“THE MOST INTENSE AND POETIC OF ALL HER WORKS”

WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves. London, 1931.

First edition, presentation/association copy, of Woolf's most experimental and ambitious novel, exploring "the fluidity of human personality rather than its fixity," inscribed to a valued employee at Woolf's Hogarth Press, clerk-typist Janet Strachan: "Janet Strachan from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 1931," in the scarce dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. $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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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF JOYCE’S ULYSSES, ONE OF ONLY 100 DELUXE COPIES SPECIALLY BOUND IN FULL VELLUM-GILT AND SIGNED BY JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London, 1936.

Signed limited first English edition, number 85 of only 100 deluxe copies (out of a total edition of 1000 copies) signed by James Joyce, printed on mould-made paper, and beautifully bound in full cream calf vellum featuring gilt-stamped Homeric bows on both covers designed by Eric Gill, uncut and entirely unopened in the scarce original slipcase. A fine copy, exceptionally rare and desirable. $42,000.

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LEONARD WOOLF'S COPIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES OF VIRGINIA WOOLF' COMMON READER, WITH HIS OWNER INSCRIPTIONS

(LEONARD WOOLF) WOOLF, Virginia. Common Reader. WITH: Common Reader. Second Series. London, 1925, 1932.

First editions of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collections of essays, Leonard Woolf's personal copies of the first and second series of The Common Reader with his owner signatures and dates in purple ink dated nine years after her death, "Leonard Woolf Oct 1950," exceedingly rare in the original dust jackets. $42,000.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION: VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF RAND’S FIRST NOVEL, INSCRIBED TO ARCHITECT ELY JACQUES KAHN, HER ADVISOR FOR THE FOUNTAINHEAD

RAND, Ayn. We The Living. New York, 1936.

Scarce first edition of Rand’s first novel, one of only 3000 copies printed, a wonderful presentation association copy, inscribed by the author to architect Ely Jacques Kahn, for whom Rand worked as an unpaid assistant in 1937, while researching the profession for the book that was to become The Fountainhead: “To Ely Jacques Kahn—gratefully—Ayn Rand.” $42,000.

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“HER GREATEST NOVEL”

AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London, 1816. Three volumes.

First edition of the last novel Austen published in her lifetime, her exquisitely comedic and unerringly insightful social satire—“artistry… as elaborate as any novelist has ever achieved,” a rare uncut copy with all half titles in contemporary three-quarter vellum and boards. $42,000.

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“THE MOST AMAZING, ENDURING AND ENDEARING ONE-MAN FEAT”

JOHNSON, Samuel. Dictionary of the English Language. London, 1755. Two volumes.

First edition of the first great dictionary of the English language, Johnson’s “audacious attempt to tame his unruly native tongue… combining huge erudition with a steely wit and remarkable clarity of thought” (Hitchings, 3)—“Johnson’s writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton’s discoveries had in mathematics.” An unusually tall, wide-margined copy, beautifully bound. $36,000.

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"THE SUCCESSOR TO RAYMOND CHANDLER AND DASHIELL HAMMETT"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MILLAR, Kenneth. Dark Tunnel. New York, 1944.

First edition of the first novel by Macdonald, renowned for his Lew Archer detective novels and a writer whose "influence on a generation of mystery writers was profound" (New York Times), the first of only four novels published under his birth name of Kenneth Millar prior to adopting the pen name of Ross Macdonald, inscribed by him, "Best wishes to R— W— , Kenneth Millar," additionally signed by him on the title page. $32,000.

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