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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CONRAD ITEM

CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent (four act version). WITH: Autograph letter signed. Canterbury, 1921.

Extremely rare first edition of Conrad’s stage adaptation of his 1907 novel, one of only 52 copies published, inscribed on the title page to Sydney Cockerell, Conrad's friend, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and a member of the literati: "To Sydney C. Cockerell with friendly regards from Joseph Conrad," extra-illustrated with a photo-printed drypoint portrait of Conrad, three photographic prints of Conrad, a telegram from Conrad's wife to Cockerell informing him of Conrad's death, and a lengthy autograph letter to Cockerell written and signed by Conrad. $13,800.

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“SO, FROM OLD SHAKESPEAR’S HONOUR’D DUST, THIS DAY, SPRINGS UP AND BUDS A NEW REVIVING PLAY”

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John, and D'AVENANT, William]. The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. London, 1676.

Third edition of D’Avenant and Dryden’s Restoration adaptation of The Tempest, the Bard’s bewitching tale of shipwreck and sorcery. The Foyle copy. $12,000.

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“SHAKESPEARE’S POWER IS SACRED AS A KING’S”:1690 QUARTO RESTORATION VERSION OF THE TEMPEST

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John and DAVENANT, William]. The Tempest; or the Enchanted Island. London, 1690.

Fifth edition of the Restoration version of The Tempest by William Davenant and John Dryden, handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $9500.

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“THE FIRST EUROPEAN NOVEL”

(ROJAS, Fernando de). Celestina. Leyden, 1599.

Plantin edition of this classic tragicomedy of the Spanish Renaissance—arguably the most important early work of Spanish literature aside from Don Quixote—published within a century of the unobtainable first edition. $8500.

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"SHAKESPEARE IS THE CANON. HE SETS THE STANDARD AND THE LIMITS OF LITERATURE"

SHAKESPEARE, William. Works of Shakespeare. London, 1899. Twelve volumes.

Fine set of the "Larger Temple Shakespeare," number 5 of only 175 sets printed on handmade paper, beautifully illustrated with 40 full-page plates (30 hand-tinted), and copious in-text line cuts. $7500.

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“THE THEATRICAL ARTIST WHO… CAPTURED THE MOOD OF THE AGE”

BARBIER, George. Original pencil, watercolor, and gouache painting, signed. Paris, 1919.

Striking original pencil, watercolor, and gouache design, highlighted in silver gilt, by legendary fashion designer George Barbier, of a "Gypsy" with tambourine, possibly relating to costumes designed by Barbier for the Gypsy ballet "Amarilla," danced by the Anna Pavlova and Alexandre Volinine at Drury Lane in 1920, signed and dated by Barbier. $6900.

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“SUCCEEDED LOPE DE VEGA AS THE LEADING SPANISH PLAYWRIGHT OF THE GOLDEN AGE”

CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro. Autos Sacramentales, Alegoricos, y Historiales. Madrid, 1717. Six volumes.

First edition of this collection of the great Spanish dramatist’s ‘Autos’—allegorical one-act plays celebrating the mystery of the Eucharist on Corpus Christi—with engraved frontispiece portrait of the playwright, in contemporary vellum. $6500.

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1664 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF KILLIGREW’S PLAYS, WITH SCARCE FRONTISPIECE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

KILLIGREW, Thomas. Comedies and Tragedies. London, 1664.

First edition, first issue, containing Killigrew’s most famous play, The Parson’s Wedding, and with the scarce engraved frontispiece portrait featuring Killigrew at his desk with his dog and his playbooks, not present in all copies. Beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Bedford. $6000.

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