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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), handsomely bound by Bedford. $28,000.

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“THE BIBLE OF CHRISTMAS”

DICKENS, Charles. The Christmas Books. London, 1843-48. Together, five volumes.

First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books—chief among them a first issue of his immortal Christmas Carol, the veritable "Bible of Christmas"—illustrated with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer, all books in the original gilt-decorated cloth. A lovely set. $28,000.

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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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“YO-HO-HO, AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!”

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London, 1883. First edition, first issue of Stevenson's swashbuckling yarn of piracy, mutiny and courage, "the finest tale of maritime adventure that has been told since Defoe" (Prideaux, 28), an exceptionally lovely copy, far more beautiful than usually found. $27,000.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED SET OF DICKENS’ WORKS, ONE OF ONLY 100 SETS PRODUCED, WITH MANY HAND-COLORED PLATES

DICKENS, Charles. The Works. London, circa 1900. Thirty-one volumes.

Magnificent set of Dickens’ works, the "Manuscript Edition," number 8 of only 100 sets produced, richly illustrated with over 1000 captioned tissue-guarded plates by Kyd, Phiz, Cruikshank and others, many delicately and vividly hand-colored. $22,000.

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“THEY WILL WONDERFULLY MEND THE WORLD”

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

First edition, scarce second issue (Teerink “AA”) of Swift’s classic satire—“at once a favorite book of children and a summary of bitter scorn for mankind”—with engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, six plates (four maps and two plans), as well as numerous woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces. Handsomely bound. $19,500.

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“PLEASE, SIR, I WANT SOME MORE”

DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist. London, 1838. Three volumes.

First edition, first issue, of Dickens' classic, with the "Fireside" plate and "Boz" title pages, uncut in original cloth. A beautiful copy. $18,500.

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“RACKHAM’S ACKNOWLEDGED MASTERPIECE”

(RACKHAM, Arthur). Peter Pan Portfolio. London, 1912.

First edition, one of only 500 copies signed by the publisher and the engraver. The only suite of Rackham’s plates to be issued in an oversize portfolio format, with 12 beautiful folio color prints from Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens mounted on card and matted. $18,000.

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“NEVER ANY YOUNG ADVENTURER’S MISFORTUNES… BEGAN SOONER OR CONTINUED LONGER THAN MINE”

DEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London, 1719. Two volumes.

Third edition, first issue, of Defoe’s masterpiece, published within two months of the extremely rare first edition, with the engraved frontispiece portrait of Crusoe by Clark and Pine, together with a scarce first edition, second issue of the second part, with folding map of the world, beautifully bound. $17,000.

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“PROUDLY DISPLAYED IN THE LIBRARIES OF THE GREAT AND FASHIONABLE”

SHAKESPEARE, William. Works of Shakespear. Oxford, 1743-44. Six volumes.

First edition of Sir Thomas Hanmer’s famous illustrated set of Shakespeare’s plays—“artistically the most delightful edition”—with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait, two plates of the Westminster and Stratford monuments and 36 copper-engraved plates, one for each play, by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman, all valuable for their depictions of 18th-century costume, in attractive contemporary mottled calf. $16,500.

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