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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, FINE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY GARCIA MARQUEZ AND TRANSLATOR RABASSA

GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York, 1970.

First edition in English, first issue, of one of the most acclaimed novels of the post-war era, inscribed by García Márquez on the dedication page with a flourish: "Para Joel García, con un abrazo del otro García, Gabriel." Additionally inscribed on the title page by renowned translator Gregory Rabassa, quoting the last line of the novel: "…because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth. Gregory Rabassa." $16,000.

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“I HAVE RESOLVED ON AN ENTERPRISE WHICH HAS NO PRECEDENT, AND WHICH, ONCE COMPLETE, WILL HAVE NO IMITATION”

ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau. London, 1783.

Rare first edition in English of Rousseau’s magnificent Confessions and Reveries (its sequel and complement), considered among Rousseau’s finest works, in contemporary marbled boards. $15,000.

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WORKS OF MOLIERE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

MOLIERE, Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin. Oeuvres de Moliere. Paris, 1734. Six volumes.

Lovely quarto edition of Moliere’s works in six volumes, beautifully illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Moliere by Coypel and 33 copper-engraved plates after drawings by Francois Boucher, “the most successful painter of the day” (Ray), as well as numerous engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, many also by Boucher. Exquisitely bound in lovely full contemporary French calf-gilt. $13,500.

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PRESENTED AND SIGNED BY LEO TOLSTOY IN 1893

(TOLSTOY, Leo). Posrednik [The Mediator]. Thirteen Illustrations. Sankt Petersburg, circa 1892.

Stunning collection of 13 large folio double-page black-and-white lithographed plates after paintings by contemporary masters of Russian realism, published by the Russian literary journal Posrednik [The Mediator]—a journal Tolstoy himself co-founded in 1884. Very rare and desirable presentation copy boldly inscribed and signed by Tolstoy in the upper margin of the first illustration, "Leo Tolstoy, 1893 March 8, Moscou." $11,500.

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"UNFORGIVABLY WITTY"

(MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat). Persian Letters. London, 1722. Two volumes.

First edition in English of the Baron Montesquieu's first book, a delicious satire on European institutions, literature and social mores that is a collection of imaginary letters by two Persians who visit Paris, the Macclesfield copy with armorial bookplates and embossed blind stamps, a handsome copy in contemporary calf. $9800.

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“BOVARY C’EST MOI”

FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Paris, 1857. Two volumes in one. Rare first edition, first issue in book form of Flaubert’s literary masterpiece, “the definitive model of the novel” (Émile Zola) and the work that “ushered the age of realism into modern European literature.” $9500.

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RARE LIMITED EDITION OF MODES ET MANIÈRES D’AUJOURD’HUI FOR 1919, ONE OF ONLY 12 COPIES ON JAPON, FEATURING THE ART DECO ARTISTRY OF ANDRE MARTY WITH 12 POCHOIR COLOR PLATES AND ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY HIM, WITH 12 SHORT WORKS BY TRISTAN BERNARD

MARTY, André AND BERNARD, Tristan. Modes et Manieres d"Aujourd"hui. Paris, 1921.

Limited first edition of Modes et Manières d’Aujourd’hui, Volume VIII for the year 1919, number 4 of only 12 copies issued on Japon (of 300 copies), featuring 12 loose pochoir color plates, accompanying suite of 12 uncolored plates, and original matted watercolor signed by French artist Andre Edouard Marty, the leading Art Deco artist whose work, like that of Barbier and others, “made fashion the art of the day instead of art being the fashion” (Metropolitan Museum of Art), with 12 leaves of accompanying text in French by popular playwright and novelist Tristan Bernard, rarely found complete in the original portfolio. $9500.

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“STORIES OF FOLK GONE BEFORE AND ADMONITORY INSTANCES OF THE MEN OF YORE”

BURTON, Richard F. Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. London, 1897. Twelve volumes.

Illustrated “Library Edition” of Sir Richard Francis Burton’s lively (and often daring) translation of The Arabian Nights—the enduring, irresistible folk tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and many more heroes and heroines of adventure, romance, mystery and magic—with 71 lush and lovely plates after the iconic paintings of Albert Letchford, handsomely bound in morocco-gilt using Arabic designs. This among the earliest complete editions of Burton’s famed translation. Housed in the original wooden box with hinged lid, upon which the title in Arabic is gilt-stamped: Alf Laylah wa Laylah, “Thousand Nights and a Night.” $9000.

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RARE PRINTER’S PROOFS OF SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S PILOTE DE GUERRE, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS GOOD FRIEND MICHEL BERTIN

SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. Pilote de Guerre—printer’s proofs. Paris, 1942.

Early printer’s proofs of the first French edition of Pilote de Guerre, Saint-Exupéry’s account of his role in the French Air Force during the 1940 Battle of France. This set of proofs presented by Saint-Exupéry to his good friend Michel Bertin, inscribed and signed by him in blue pen on the first sheet: “A Michel Bertin, a jeu d’epreuves d’un petit livre sur le France avec tout ma trés profonde amitié. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.” [“A set of proofs of a small book about France with all my very deep friendship.”]. $9000.

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