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RARE FIRST EDITIONS OF POPE’S FAMOUS TRANSLATIONS OF HOMER’S ILIAD AND ODYSSEY, 1715-1726

(POPE, Alexander) HOMER. Iliad of Homer. WITH: Odyssey of Homer. London, 1715-26. Together, eleven volumes.

First editions of Pope’s famous illustrated translations, the most desirable subscribers’ quarto issue on thick paper, esteemed by Samuel Johnson as “certainly the noblest version of poetry which the world has ever seen,” with frontispiece bust portrait of Homer by Vertue, handsomely and uniformly bound in contemporary calf covers, beautifully restored. $39,000.

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"MA FACE PERDUE TA FACE ÉPERDUE / ENSEMBLE FONDU INTIMES CONFONDUES…"

PICASSO, Pablo and CESAIRE, Aime. Corps Perdu. Paris, 1950.

Striking first edition of this powerful celebration of black pride, number 42 of only 177 copies (out of a total edition of 219 copies) on Velin de Montval and signed by poet Aime Cesaire and artist Pablo Picasso, featuring poetry by Cesaire and 32 beautiful illustrations by Picasso (one etching, one etching and rupoint, 10 aquatints, and 20 engravings with burin). $24,000.

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COMPLETE SET OF THE SIX SIGNED LIMITED AMERICAN EDITIONS OF YEATS' WORKS

YEATS, William Butler. Later Poems; Plays in Prose and Verse; Plays and Controversies; Essays; Early Poems and Stories; Autobiographies. New York, 1924-27. Six volumes.

Complete set of the six separately issued signed limited American editions of Yeats' poems, stories, plays, essays, and autobiographies, each volume one of only 250 copies signed by Yeats. An exceptional set, rarely found together and in such beautiful condition. $22,500.

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“INSTINCT WITH THE VERY SOIL OF ENGLAND”

HARDY, Thomas. Works. London, 1919-20. Thirty-seven volumes.

Handsome “Mellstock Edition” of Hardy’s prose and poetry, one of only 500 sets signed by the author in Volume I, very handsomely bound by Bayntun, with an autograph letter signed by Hardy tipped into Volume I. $22,000.

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THE POETS OF AMERICA, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL BOUND IN, INCLUDING AN INSCRIBED WHITMAN ENVELOPE

STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. Poets of America. Cambridge, 1885. Two volumes extended to six.

First edition, number 84 of 150 large paper copies, extra-illustrated with many engraved portraits and an extraordinary collection of autograph material from 54 different authors bound in. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $19,000.

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“’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…”: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas(pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Mr. Miller, from the author. Dec. 1849. $15,000.

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“WHO, IF I CRIED OUT, WOULD HEAR ME AMONG THE ANGELS’ HIERARCHIES?”

RILKE, Rainer Maria. Duineser Elegien. Leipzig, 1923.

Deluxe limited large-paper first edition of one of the greatest volumes of poetry of the 20th century, number 83 of only 300 copies, this copy one of the first 100 copies specially bound in full green gilt-decorated morocco at the Wiener Werkstadt. $12,000.

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WITH ARMORIAL COAT OF ARMS OF FREDERICK LOUIS, PRINCE OF WALES

(FREDERICK LOUIS, PRINCE OF WALES) HOMER. Primo Canto dell' Iliade d'Omero. London, 1736.

1736 copy of the first two books of Homer's Iliad in Italian, from the library of the book's dedicatee, Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales—son of George II and father of George III—with the Prince's gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms on both covers, and dedication to "Federico… principe di Wales," issued and bound by Brindley, official bookbinder to the Prince and Queen Caroline. $9500.

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"IF A SINGLE WORD COULD SAY IT ALL WE WOULDN'T GO ON WRITING ALL THESE BOOKS"

BUKOWSKI, Charles. War All the Time. Santa Barbara, 1984.

Signed limited first edition, one of 16 copies marked "presentation copy" and signed by Bukowski on the limitation page, with an original signed oil painting by Bukowski bound in, this copy additionally inscribed, "For Werner and Diane—If a single word could say it then we wouldn't go on writing all these books. But too often all the words hardly say it. A trick to keep us going? Fair enough. Charles Bukowski," with a self-portrait in ink of himself holding a flask. Laid into this copy are two additional items—a program and a limited edition broadside—both of which are also signed by Bukowski. $9000.

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