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“FOR GODSAKE HOLD YOUR TONGUE, AND LET ME LOVE”

DONNE, John. Poems. London, 1633.

First edition of the collected poems of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, with “Epistle” leaves, often lacking. Beautifully bound in period-style elaborately gilt-decorated morocco. $48,000.

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“THE PROOF OF A POET IS THAT HIS COUNTRY ABSORBS HIM AS AFFECTIONATELY AS HE HAS ABSORBED IT”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1855.

Extraordinarily scarce and important first edition of the most important volume of American poetry. "In Whitman we have a democrat who set out to imagine the life of the average man in average circumstances changed into something grand and heroic… There has never been a more remarkable poem" (Callow). Whitman personally financed, supervised and even in some sections hand-set the type for the small printing of 795 copies. In a handsome morocco binding by James MacDonald of New York. $45,000.

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“EVERY IMAGE EXISTS IN ITS OWN RIGHT”

RIMBAUD, Arthur. Illuminations. Paris, 1886.

Limited first edition of one of Rimbaud’s important poetical works, one of only 200 copies, this copy number 39 of 170 copies on Holland paper, with preface by French poet Paul Verlaine. Handsomely bound by J.-P. Miguet, with original paper wrappers bound in. $25,000.

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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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ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH MILNE AND SHEPARD

MILNE, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. New York, 1926.

Signed limited first American edition, number 30 of 200 large-paper copies signed by Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard. A gorgeous showpiece for any collection of classic children's literature. $16,500.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. Beautifully bound with original cloth bindings preserved. $15,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy in contemporary calf-gilt. $15,000.

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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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“WITH ALL GOOD WISHES SAMUEL BECKETT”

BECKETT, Samuel. Whoroscope. Paris, 1930.

Limited first edition, number 130 of only 300 copies issued, an exceptionally rare presentation/association copy of Beckett's "first separately published work," written in Paris in June 1930—"a milestone for Beckett"—inscribed on the limitation page by him, "For William Targ With all good wishes Samuel Beckett (40 years later)," in original wrappers. Famed editor, publisher and bibliophile William Targ, who placed Beckett first in his list of "top ten" authors to collect, was hailed as "a modern Dr. Johnson," and often visited with Beckett on annual trips to Paris. $12,500.

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