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“THE HORROR! THE HORROR!”

CONRAD, Joseph. Youth. Edinburgh and London, 1902.

Very rare presentation-association first edition, first issue, containing the first appearance in book form of Heart of Darkness—"one of the most powerful short novels in the English language" (Farrow, 14), inscribed by Conrad on the front free endpaper to his friend and adviser: "To Marguerite Poradowska, with the author's dear love. 20th Nov 1902." $95,000.

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"MY HEAVENS, EDDIE—THERE WAS A JAZZ AGE—DO YOU REMEMBER IT?"

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tales of the Jazz Age. New York, 1922.

First edition, presentation copy, in the very rare original dust jacket, wonderfully inscribed across the entire front flyleaf, "My Heavens, Eddie—there was a Jazz Age—do you remember it? We were still wearing bibs then—or no—we were already a couple of old numbers or—say, the less said about this the better— F. Scott Fitzgerald. Encino, 1939." The recipient of this copy was most likely actor Edward Everett Horton, who rented a cottage in Encino to Fitzgerald in 1939. $95,000.

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SIGNED BY OSCAR WILDE: “WHEN I WAS ALIVE AND HAD A HUMAN HEART,I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TEARS WERE”—THE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITIONOF THE HAPPY PRINCE, ONE OF ONLY 75 LARGE-PAPER COPIES

WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales. London, 1888. Large-paper limited first edition, number 21 of only 75 copies on handmade paper, signed by Oscar Wilde and the publisher David Nutt. Extraordinarily rare. $48,500.

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"THE TEST OF WHETHER A BOOK IS ANY GOOD IS HOW MUCH GOOD STUFF YOU CAN REMOVE FROM IT"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Finca Vigia, Cuba, 29 September 1949.

Extraordinary typed and heavily annotated letter from Hemingway in Cuba to friend and fellow author and screenwriter Peter Viertel in Malibu, California, a long, lively letter discussing his writing progress, a proposed trip, hunting and shooting pigeons, drinking, baseball and a new whore in town, with over 150 words of additional notes written in the margins and on the verso of the second page in blue ink by Hemingway. Twice signed as 'Papa.'. $42,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF STUART LITTLE, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SIGNED BY E.B. WHITE

WHITE, E.B. Stuart Little. New York and London, 1945.

First edition in original dust jacket of White’s “outstandingly funny and sometimes touching” (Carpenter & Prichard, 568) first book for children, signed on the pictorial endpaper by E.B. White. Exceptionally rare signed—the first copy we have offered. $38,000.

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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). A most exceptional copy. $28,000.

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“THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND OF THE WHOLE WORLD ARE MARCHING TO TURN ALL OF YOU WHO ARE PRISONERS OF FASCISM FREE”

GUTHRIE, Woody. Bound for Glory. New York, 1943.

First edition of the legendary folk singer’s autobiographical account of his Dust Bowl years, the first and only book he published in his lifetime, this rare copy with his lengthy inscription dated the year of publication, “New York City, May 23, 1943. To the Yagoslav [sic] Prisoners of War Food Fund—The people of America and of the whole world are marching to turn all of you who are prisoners of fascism free. Our people are learning fast what fascism is. Our fighting spirit is known all around the globe—and in every one of us that spirit was born at home and when were kids. Maybe this book is a glimpse of our will to win out. Your friend, Woody Guthrie.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $27,500.

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