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"VANESSA, FROM HER SLAVE, & SISTER"

WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. London, 1928.

Fantastic presentation/association copy of the first English and first Hogarth Press edition of Woolf's novel, presented and inscribed by her to her older sister and frequent collaborator and inspiration Vanessa Bell: "Vanessa, from her slave, & sister." With Vanessa Bell's ownership signature on the verso of the frontispiece. Perhaps everything that could be said about the relationship between the two sisters—frequent collaborators who took inspiration from each other, but who were also often bitter rivals—is perfectly encapsulated in Woolf's pithy inscription. $135,000.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF JOYCE’S ULYSSES, ONE OF ONLY 100 DELUXE COPIES SPECIALLY BOUND IN FULL VELLUM-GILT AND SIGNED BY JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London, 1936.

Signed limited first English edition, number 85 of only 100 deluxe copies (out of a total edition of 1000 copies) signed by James Joyce, printed on mould-made paper, and beautifully bound in full cream calf vellum featuring gilt-stamped Homeric bows on both covers designed by Eric Gill, uncut and entirely unopened in the scarce original slipcase. A fine copy, exceptionally rare and desirable. $42,000.

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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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SIGNED BY BOTH JAMES JOYCE AND HENRI MATISSE

JOYCE, James (MATISSE, Henri, illustrator). Ulysses. New York, 1935.

First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 353 of only 250 copies (from a total edition of 1500) signed by both James Joyce and Henri Matisse. One of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. A fine copy. $35,000.

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“HIS SOUL SWOONED SLOWLY AS HE HEARD THE SNOW FALLING FAINTLY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE AND FAINTLY FALLING, LIKE THE DESCENT OF THEIR LAST END, UPON ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD”

JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London, 1914.

Rare first edition of Joyce's first prose work, his great collection of short stories. One of only 1250 copies printed (499 of which were sunk en route to America). $32,000.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING—ONE OF ONLY 35 RESERVED FOR PRESENTATION

FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London, 1963.

Signed limited first edition, the only Bond title issued in a limited edition, one of only 35 unnumbered copies reserved for presentation signed by Ian Fleming (from a total signed limited edition of 285), of the eleventh Bond novel, in which 007 takes a bride, only to have his happiness cut short by the schemes of his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld. $23,000.

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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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