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RARE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF THE MALTESE FALCON, INSCRIBED BY HIM TWO WEEKS BEFORE PUBLICATION

HAMMETT, Dashiell. Maltese Falcon. New York and London, 1930.

First edition of Hammett's most famous and influential novel, inscribed by him two weeks before publication, "To Evelyn Austin with best regards Dashiell Hammett January 31, 1930." $75,000.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION: VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF RAND’S FIRST NOVEL, INSCRIBED TO ARCHITECT ELY JACQUES KAHN, HER ADVISOR FOR THE FOUNTAINHEAD

RAND, Ayn. We The Living. New York, 1936.

Scarce first edition of Rand’s first novel, one of only 3000 copies printed, a wonderful presentation association copy, inscribed by the author to architect Ely Jacques Kahn, for whom Rand worked as an unpaid assistant in 1937, while researching the profession for the book that was to become The Fountainhead: “To Ely Jacques Kahn—gratefully—Ayn Rand.” $42,000.

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INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees. New York, 1950.

First American edition, preceded only three days by the first English edition, of Hemingway’s first novel since For Whom the Bell Tolls, warmly inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Maria Altagracia best always from her friend, Ernest Hemingway, May 1957." $21,500.

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CONTRACT FOR THE MOTION PICTURE RIGHTS TO THE SOUND AND THE FURY, TWICE SIGNED AND TWICE INITIALED BY WILLIAM FAULKNER

FAULKNER, William. Contract signed. Beverly Hills, California, September 1, 1956.

Typed contract twice signed by Faulkner for the sale of the rights to film his masterpiece The Sound and the Fury to Twentieth Century-Fox for $35,000. Twice initialed by Faulkner near corrections. $21,000.

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"THERE IS A LIMIT… TO WHAT ONE CAN DREDGE OUT OF THE DOMESTIC RACKET"

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed. WITH: All the Sad Young Men. Baltimore, Maryland and New York, 1935 and 1926. Exceptional signed typed letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Dean Stewart of Independence, Kansas discussing tuberculosis, the challenges of his home life during the writing of Tender is the Night, and the difficulty of getting paid for his short stories, accompanied by a first edition, first issue copy of All the Sad Young Men bearing Stewart's personal booklabel. $17,000.

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"I AM GOING AWAY FROM 'FREELANDS', AND FROM A DAILY COMPANIONSHIP WITH YOU"

STEPHENS, James. The Crock of Gold. London, 1912.

First edition of James Stephens’ masterpiece, inscribed to American Book Company President W.T.H. Howe's secretary: "To Edith Tranter: Dear Miss Tranter. Here am I going away from 'Freelands', and from a daily companionship with you which I am going sadly to miss. I shall remember you often; and, though you are surely the busiest person in the world, I hope you will remember me now and again when you have nothing better to do. Give, occasionally, my love to Larkspur: and when you & she turn your next fifty thousand miles break a flask of coca-cola on her bonnet in my name. Au revoir: James Stephens." $15,000.

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“NOT SUCH A HOUND AS MORTAL EYES HAVE EVER SEEN”

CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London, 1902.

First edition, first issue, of the third Sherlock Holmes novel, widely regarded as the best of the series and "one of the most gripping stories in the English language," with 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. A beautiful copy. $15,000.

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