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Works

FIRST EDITIONS OF THE WORKS OF STERNE,WITH FULL FIRST EDITION TRISTRAM SHANDY THRICE SIGNED,UNIFORMLY AND BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY RIVIERE

STERNE, Laurence. Works. London, 1760-1775. Twenty-one volumes in all. First editions of the principal works and letters of Sterne, with three volumes of Tristram Shandy signed by Sterne as is called for in first edition copies. Beautifully bound in full mottled calf gilt by Riviere and Son. A splendid first edition collection. $28,000.

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Miscellaneous Poems

“HAD WE BUT WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME”

MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems. London, 1681.

First and only collected edition of Marvell's poetry to be published in his own century, containing the first printing of many poems, including "To His Coy Mistress," with scarce engraved frontispiece portrait. A wide-margined copy handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $25,000.

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Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

MONUMENTAL 1802 BOYDELL ILLUSTRATED SHAKESPEARE

SHAKESPEARE, William. Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. London, 1802. Nine volumes.

The monumental 1802 Boydell-Steevens edition of Shakespeare's Works, complete with two engraved frontispieces and the full complement of 94 fine full-page copper engravings after paintings by the leading English artists of the time. Edited by Boydell and revised by renowned 18th-century Shakespearean scholar George Steevens. Sumptuously bound in full contemporary morocco-gilt. $21,000.

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Midsummer Night's Dream

“IF WE SHADOWS HAVE OFFENDED”

SHAKESPEARE. A Midsummer Night's Dream. London, 1664.

Nine original leaves from the rare and important Third Folio, containing the complete text of Shakespeare's festive, fantasy-filled comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $19,500.

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Sense and Sensibility

"RELATIVELY FEW COPIES OF THE 1832-33 PHILADELPHIA EDITIONS ARE KNOWN TO SURVIVE"

AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. Philadelphia, 1833. Two volumes bound in one.

First American edition—an edition of only 1250 copies—of Jane Austen's first novel, on "the twin themes of prudence and benevolence, reason and passion, head and heart, or sense and sensibility," sumptuously bound. $18,000.

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Poems

“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. $16,500.

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Essayes Written in French

“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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Oliver Twist

"PLEASE, SIR, I WANT SOME MORE"

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

First edition, with the first-issue "Boz" title pages and second-issue "Church" plate. This copy from the collection of Dickens' good friend Lord Denman, with his engraved armorial bookplates in each volume, in contemporary calf. $15,000.

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