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RARE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF THE MALTESE FALCON, INSCRIBED BY HIM TWO WEEKS BEFORE PUBLICATION

HAMMETT, Dashiell. Maltese Falcon. New York and London, 1930.

First edition of Hammett's most famous and influential novel, inscribed by him two weeks before publication, "To Evelyn Austin with best regards Dashiell Hammett January 31, 1930." $75,000.

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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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“WHOM HAVE YOU BEEN SENT OVER TO KILL HERE, MR. BOND?”

FLEMING, Ian. Live and Let Die. London, 1954.

Scarce first edition of Fleming’s second James Bond novel, “full of pace, incident and color” (Lycett, 238)—in which 007 investigates an underworld voodoo leader who is suspected of selling 17th century gold coins to finance Soviet spy operations in America—in the rare first-issue dust jacket. $35,000.

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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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INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees. New York, 1950.

First American edition, preceded only three days by the first English edition, of Hemingway’s first novel since For Whom the Bell Tolls, warmly inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Maria Altagracia best always from her friend, Ernest Hemingway, May 1957." $21,500.

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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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