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“THE MOST INTENSE AND POETIC OF ALL HER WORKS”

WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves. London, 1931.

First edition, presentation/association copy, of Woolf's most experimental and ambitious novel, exploring "the fluidity of human personality rather than its fixity," inscribed to a valued employee at Woolf's Hogarth Press, clerk-typist Janet Strachan: "Janet Strachan from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 1931," in the scarce dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. $45,000.

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“MARKS THE BEGINNING OF HER MATURITY AND HER FAME”

WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room. Richmond, 1922.

First edition of the first full-length novel published by the Hogarth Press, and an important success for Woolf, one of only 1200 copies. A splendid copy in the very rare original dust jacket designed by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, her first of many dust jackets designed for the Hogarth Press. $45,000.

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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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LEONARD WOOLF'S COPIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES OF VIRGINIA WOOLF' COMMON READER, WITH HIS OWNER INSCRIPTIONS

(LEONARD WOOLF) WOOLF, Virginia. Common Reader. WITH: Common Reader. Second Series. London, 1925, 1932.

First editions of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collections of essays, Leonard Woolf's personal copies of the first and second series of The Common Reader with his owner signatures and dates in purple ink dated nine years after her death, "Leonard Woolf Oct 1950," exceedingly rare in the original dust jackets. $42,000.

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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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“WITH ALL GOOD WISHES, ERNEST HEMINGWAY”:

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, inscribed by him to a favorite bookseller: "To Wendell Palmer with all good wishes Ernest Hemingway." An exceptionally lovely copy in original dust jacket. $34,000.

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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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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA, WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY TO THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF NEW YORK'S FAMED STORK CLUB

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York, 1935.

Exceptional first edition, a very memorable presentation/association copy of Hemingway's gripping account of big game hunting, inscribed by him to the colorful founder and owner of Manhattan's star-studded Stork Club—"a Gatsby-esque extravaganza"—one of Hemingway's favorite watering holes, "To Sherman Billingsley, the perfect host, wishing him lots of luck (and keep away from Finney) Ernest Hemingway," in original dust jacket. $30,000.

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LOVELY UNRESTORED FIRST EDITION OF SALINGER’S CLASSIC—REVIEW COPY

SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston, 1951.

First edition of Salinger's first book, in first-issue dust jacket with photograph of Salinger on the back panel. A lovely unrestored review copy, with original publisher's review slip laid in. $25,000.

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