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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.

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“THEY WILL WONDERFULLY MEND THE WORLD”

SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. London, 1726. Two volumes.

An exceptional copy of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in all of English literature, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, six plates (four maps and two plans), as well as numerous woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, beautifully bound by Riviere & Son. Exceptionally rare in first issue. $48,000.

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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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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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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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INSCRIBED BY OSCAR WILDE

WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales. London, 1888.

Rare first trade edition, one of 1000 copies printed, in original Japanese vellum pictorial boards, with three plates by illustrator Walter Crane, inscribed in the year of publication, “Edith Cones from her sincere friend the author. Oscar Wilde, June, 88.” A fine, exceptional copy. $35,000.

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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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