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“INSTINCT WITH THE VERY SOIL OF ENGLAND”

HARDY, Thomas. Works. London, 1919-20. Thirty-seven volumes.

Handsome “Mellstock Edition” of Hardy’s prose and poetry, one of only 500 sets signed by the author in Volume I, very handsomely bound by Bayntun, with an autograph letter signed by Hardy tipped into Volume I. $22,000.

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“THE UNFOLDING OF A MIND OF GENIUS IN DIALOGUE WITH ITSELF”

MONTAIGNE. Essayes Written in French. London, 1613.

Second edition in English of Montaigne’s seminal masterpiece, with the important Elizabethan translation of John Florio used by Shakespeare as a source for The Tempest (circa 1611), a work profoundly influenced by Lucretius, who is quoted almost a hundred times in the work, a splendid folio volume in contemporary calf boards. $16,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy in fine contemporary bindings. $15,000.

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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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“A LUMINOUS AND VISIONARY ART”

CAMERON, Julia Margaret. Lord Tennyson and His Friends. London, 1893.

Limited first edition, number 209 of 400 copies, of this collection of 26 rich photogravures, most by significant Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, depicting such notables as Tennyson, Browning, Longfellow, Carlyle, Gladstone, Herschel and Darwin. $7200.

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"NEVER WAS A BOOK RECEIVED WITH MORE RAPTUROUS ENTHUSIASM THAN THAT WHICH GREETED THE PICKWICK PAPERS"

DICKENS, Charles. Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London, 1836-37. One volume bound in two.

First book edition of one of Dickens’ greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, extra-illustrated with multiple copies of most of the plates displaying almost all of the known states, additionally extra-illustrated with a complete suite of 32 engraved plates, most by Thomas Onwyn (who has signed many of the plates as "Sam Weller"), for a total of over 140 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere. $7200.

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"WATCH FOR THE ACE OF SPADES, WHICH IS THE SIGN OF DEATH, AND THE ACE OF CLUBS, WHICH DESIGNATES THE OFFICIAL OF THE NIGHT"

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. New Arabian Nights. London, 1882. Two volumes.

First edition of this essential work in the history of the short story, in handsome publisher's binding. An unusually lovely copy. $6200.

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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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