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“YOU HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR SON AND THINGS WITH US ALWAYS WILL BE WELL…”

LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. New York and London, 1903.

First edition, first printing, of one of the most desirable copies in American literature, inscribed from Jack London to his mother within four days of publication, one of the earliest known inscriptions: “Dear Mother, You have always loved your son, and things with us always will be well. Jack. July 22, 1903,” in scarce original dust jacket. $89,000.

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“TO GUY WITH MUCH AFFECTION, ERNEST, PARIS, OCT 28, 1933”: EXCEEDINGLY RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF HEMINGWAY’S WINNER TAKE NOTHING, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY HIM IN PARIS THE DAY AFTER PUBLICATION, TO LONGTIME CLOSE FRIEND, JOURNALIST GUY HICKOK, WITH BOOKSELLER TICKET OF SYLVIA BEACH'S FAMED PARIS BOOK STORE, SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing. New York, 1933.

First edition of Hemingway's famed collection of short stories, an especially rare presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by Hemingway in Paris the day after publication, to his close friend, Guy Hickok, bureau chief of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, "To Guy with much affection, Ernest, Paris, Oct 28, 1933." Also with the bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, where Hemingway saw the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over from Scribner's. $45,000.

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LOVELY FIRST EDITION OF SALINGER’S CLASSIC, REVIEW COPY,WITH UNRECORDED SALINGER BROADSIDE

SALINGER, J.D. 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. With review slip and Salinger broadside laid in. A lovely copy. $39,500.

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“TO DOROTHY, WITH LOVE. KEN”: EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF FAMED CRIME WRITER ROSS MACDONALD’S FIRST NOVEL, ISSUED WITH HIS BIRTH NAME OF KENNETH MILLAR, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS SISTER-IN-LAW

(MACDONALD, Ross) MILLAR, Kenneth. Dark Tunnel. New York, 1944.

First edition of the first novel by Macdonald, famed for his Lew Archer series, presentation/association copy inscribed by him to his sister-in-law, Dorothy Schlagel, "To Dorothy, with love, Ken," with her owner signature opposite. When Macdonald was struggling with his first Lew Archer novel, Moving Target, Dorothy offered him the quiet of her home when she was at work, and again when he wrote The Way Some People Die. An exceptional rarity, the first inscribed copy we have encountered. $38,000.

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“WHEREVER THEY’S A FIGHT SO HUNGRY PEOPLE CAN EAT, I’LL BE THERE”

STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York, 1939.

First edition of Steinbeck's most important novel, his searing masterpiece of moral outrage and "intense humanity," winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a close friend, "For again Dr. St. Martin with respect and great pleasure, John Steinbeck." Accompanied by an autograph letter signed by Steinbeck to Dr. St. Martin and his wife, penned on Steinbeck's embossed letterhead stationery. $29,500.

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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 sheets printed (499 of which were sunk en route to America). $28,000.

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ULYSSES, WITH EXTREMELY RARE INSCRIPTION BY JAMES JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. Paris, 1924.

Fourth Shakespeare and Company printing of Ulysses, issued just two years after the first, inscribed on the front flyleaf, “To A.K. Griggs, James Joyce, Paris 16.vi.934.” With original wrappers bound in. Any copies of Ulysses inscribed by Joyce are extremely rare. $25,000.

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“LUSH, LYRIC… AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE ARTISTIC CALLING”

STEINBECK, John. Cup of Gold. New York, 1929.

First edition, first issue, of Steinbeck's ambitious first novel, now extraordinarily scarce. An essential addition to any Steinbeck collection. $23,000.

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