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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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RARE SIGNED AND DATED COPY OF JOYCE'S ULYSSES, POSSIBLY THE LAST SIGNED BY JOYCE

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London, 1937.

First trade edition printed in England, inscribed on the half title: "James Joyce / Paris / 7 April 1939." $32,000.

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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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"WITH THANKS FOR A VERY PLEASANT DAY AND GOOD THINKING, JOHN STEINBECK"

STEINBECK, John. Tortilla Flat. New York, 1935.

First edition, clothbound issue, of Steinbeck's first popular success, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a close friend and fellow author, "For Thad St. Martin with thanks for a very pleasant day and good thinking, John Steinbeck." Accompanied by an autograph letter signed by Steinbeck to Dr. St. Martin, praising the latter's novel Mme. Toussaint's Wedding Day—"This is a remarkable book… I do not know these people nor their lives and yet I know this book is true not only in detail but in spirit and tone too"—and noting "I sent you a copy of Tortilla Flat which I hope you got." $22,000.

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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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FIRST EDITIONS OF THE ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: Memoirs. London, 1892, 1894. Two volumes. First editions in book form of these classic stories starring literature's most famous detective, illustrated by Sidney Paget. $20,000.

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"THESE BOOKS ARE ALL SURVIVORS"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Sun Also Rises (German). Berlin, 1928.

First edition in German, Hemingway's own copy with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper, presentation copy additionally inscribed and signed by him on the title page, "For Frazer [sic] Bragg Drew wishing him good luck always, Ernest Hemingway. It's hard to keep books in decent condition in a country where they have hurricanes. These books are all survivors." $20,000.

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