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Happy Prince and Other Tales

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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in our time

AN EXTRAORDINARY HEMINGWAY RARITY: THE FIRST EDITION OF IN OUR TIME, ONE OF ONLY 170 COPIES PRINTED

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. in our time. Paris, 1924.

First edition of this beautiful production, number 105 of only 170 copies printed, with woodcut frontispiece of Hemingway from a portrait by Henry Strater. $45,000.

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Typed letter signed

"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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Hobbit

"IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND THERE LIVED A HOBBIT"

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Boston and New York, 1938.

First American edition, in scarce original dust jacket, of the fantasy classic—"among the very highest achievements of children's authors during the 20th century" (Carpenter & Pritchard, 530)—with four of Tolkien's iconic illustrations printed in color. $35,000.

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Animal Farm

"ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"

ORWELL, George. Animal Farm. London, 1945.

First edition, first printing, of Orwell’s "savagely ironical allegory" (Clute & Grant) on the gap between radical ideals and reality, his most famous and widely read work, a handsome copy in original dust jacket. $22,000.

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Autograph letter signed

"ALL THE OBVIOUS STUFF OF ROMANCE & MYSTERY, WHILE IT IS AT THE SAME TIME THE BEST STUFF, HAS IN THE LAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS BEEN PRETTY WELL PAWED OVER BY NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITERS AND DETECTIVE STORY SHAKESPEARES"

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Autograph letter signed. St. Paul, Minnesota, circa May 9, 1922.

Exceptional signed two-page autograph letter with excellent literary content, written entirely in F. Scott Fitzgerald's hand, to Harford Powell, an editor at Collier's, concerning mystery stories and publishing "Benjamin Button," along with other novelettes and his earlier collection Flappers and Philosophers. Accompanied by Powell's typed one-page letter in response. $22,000.

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Contract signed

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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Two Autograph Letters Signed

"THIS FALL, WINTER AND NOW SPRING… IS THE BEST APPRENTICESHIP I'VE EVER SERVED": TWO SUPERB HEMINGWAY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS TO HIS BIOGRAPHER CHARLES FENTON

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Two Autograph Letters Signed. Kenya, December 5, 1953 (both letters written on the same day, one at "1500" hours, the other at "1700").

Two superb Hemingway autograph letters signed (as "Ernest Hemingway" and "E.H.") to Charles Fenton at Yale University, in which he discusses his safari, the Masai, the Nobel Prize, writing and criticism. Hemingway had taken a copy of Fenton's dissertation, titled "The Literary Apprenticeship of Ernest Hemingway," with him on his safari in Africa; the following year Fenton published this work as a book under the same title. $18,500.

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