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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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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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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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“ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE”

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book." $32,000.

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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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“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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