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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE"

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876.

First American edition, first state of one of the great masterpieces of American literature and a true touchstone of American childhood, in the exceptionally rare publisher's morocco binding. An essential addition to any Mark Twain collection. Only 200 copies were issued in the publisher's three-quarter morocco binding. $69,000.

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Autograph manuscript leaf from Walden

"I FIND PREDOMINANTLY IN ME AN INSTINCT TO A HIGHER AND MORE SPIRITUAL LIFE THAT THE COMMON… AND ALSO ANOTHER… TO A PRIMITE AND SAVAGE LIFE, AND I REVENCE BOTH OF THEM ALIKE"

THOREAU, Henry David. Autograph manuscript leaf from Walden. Concord, Massachusetts, 1854.

A wonderful item: an original autograph manuscript leaf from Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece, Walden, including passages from the chapter "Higher Laws" where Thoreau discusses his moral ambivalence about fishing, and another from the "Baker's Farm" chapter that also features fishing. $39,000.

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Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

“A STREAM, NOT JUST OF WATER OR EVEN OF TIME, BUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF”

THOREAU, Henry David. Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston and Cambridge, 1849.

First edition, first issue, of Thoreau’s first book, one of only 1000 copies printed and one of less than 400 copies in the publisher's cloth, a beautiful copy from the famed collection of Arthur Swann. $25,000.

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Ancient Regime

FROM MARK TWAIN'S RESEARCH LIBRARY, SIGNED BY TWAIN AND WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS ON THE FINAL PAGE

(TWAIN, Mark) TAINE, Hippolyte. The Ancient Regime. New York, 1876.

Mark Twain's signed copy of Hippolyte Taine's The Ancient Regime, signed "Saml. L. Clemens, Hartford 1876" on the front flyleaf and annotated by him on the final text leaf, "Finished Jan 29th" and beneath that note, "Finished Sept. 10th," indicating that he read the book twice. With the bookplate prepared by Anderson Auction Company in 1911 stating "This book is from the Library of Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)" signed by Twain's literary executor and biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. $25,000.

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Poets of America

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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Original autograph manuscript, signed

"I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE, AND THERE IS NOT MUCH OF IT I WOULD CHANGE IF I COULD LIVE IT OVER AGAIN": ORIGINAL 1904 JOHN BURROUGHS MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS ESSAY "AN OUTLOOK UPON LIFE," TWICE SIGNED BY HIM

BURROUGHS, John. Original autograph manuscript, signed. No place, circa 1904.

Original John Burroughs 55-page manuscript in pencil and ink for his 1904 essay "An Outlook upon Life," later collected in his 1908 book Leaf and Tendril, signed by him in ink on the first page and again on the final page of what eventually became Part II of the three-part essay. $12,000.

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Letters and Social Aims

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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Original autograph manuscript signed

ORIGINAL 1895 JOHN BURROUGHS MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS INTRODUCTION TO GILBERT WHITE'S 1789 CLASSIC THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE, SIGNED

BURROUGHS, John. Original autograph manuscript signed. No place, 1895.

Original John Burroughs 29-page ink manuscript for his Introduction to Gilbert White's 1789 classic of nature writing, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, signed by Burroughs in pencil on the final page. $9000.

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