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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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“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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THE POETS OF AMERICA, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL BOUND IN, INCLUDING AN INSCRIBED WHITMAN ENVELOPE

STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. Poets of America. Cambridge, 1885. Two volumes extended to six.

First edition, number 84 of 150 large paper copies, extra-illustrated with many engraved portraits and an extraordinary collection of autograph material from 54 different authors bound in. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $19,000.

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THE AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF HAWTHORNE’S WORKS, SPLENDIDLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS HAND-COLORED PLATES,WITH AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT SIGNED BY HAWTHORNE

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Works. Boston and New York, 1900. Twenty-two volumes.

The Autograph Edition of Hawthorne’s Works, number 299 of only 500 copies signed by both Hawthorne’s daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the publisher. One of only a select number of sets issued with a Custom House document signed by Hawthorne bound into Volume I. This is also one of only five sets splendidly bound by the Riverside Press in an elaborate Roger Payne-style morocco-gilt binding, and one of a select number of sets with frontispieces in double suite, each one beautifully hand-colored and signed by the artist, including such noted illustrators as Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle and Childe Hassam. $18,000.

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“THE MOST PRAISED AND MOST CONDEMNED
19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN WORK OF FICTION”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885.

First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher’s three-quarter morocco binding. $16,000.

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“’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…”: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas(pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Mr. Miller, from the author. Dec. 1849. $15,000.

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MARK TWAIN'S OWN COPY OF THE GERMAN EDITION OF THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, SIGNED "MARK TWAIN" AND "S.L. CLEMENS"

TWAIN, Mark. Prinz und der Betteljunge. Giessen, 1890.

First German edition—Mark Twain's own copy, signed by him in ink above the half title, "Mark Twain," and inscribed by him in pencil beneath the half title, "S.L. Clemens, Sent by the German publisher. Oct. 1890." The Doheny copy, with Estelle Doheny's bookplate. $13,500.

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“THE IMAGINATION IS NOT A TALENT OF SOME MEN, BUT IS THE HEALTH OF EVERY MAN”

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Complete Works. Cambridge, 1903-04. Twelve volumes.

“Autograph Centenary” edition, number 37 of 600 copies, illustrated with 56 photogravures, with original manuscript leaf in Emerson’s hand discussing poetry and imagination mounted in Volume I, handsomely bound. $12,500.

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EMERSON'S LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS, THE COPY OF EMERSON'S NEIGHBOR, JEANIE M. LEBRUN, BEARING BOTH HER SIGNATURE AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON'S SIGNATURE

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Letters and Social Aims. Boston, 1876.

First edition, first printing, association copy, of the last volume of essays published during Emerson's lifetime, bearing the ownership signature of Emerson's neighbor, Jeanie M. LeBrun, and additionally signed for her by Emerson and dated by him in the year of publication, "6 Jan 1876." $11,000.

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“IF ALL ELSE WERE LOST, RIP VAN WINKLE AND ICHABOD CRANE WILL LIVE FOREVER”

(IRVING, Washington). The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. New York, 1819-20. Seven parts.

Scarce first edition in original parts, all first printings, of Irving's Sketch Book, featuring "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and the first appearance of "Rip Van Winkle." $11,000.

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