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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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“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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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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“THE SUNSHINE OF PURE IMAGINATION”

PERRAULT, Charles (DESANDRE, Jules-Marie, illustrator). Les Contes de Perrault. Paris, circa 1855.

Very rare mid-19th-century French illustrated edition of "the basis for the modern canon of fairy tales," with engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates by Lefrancq after Desandré, numerous in-text wood-engraved vignettes, and wood-engraved borders on every page. This is copy number 5 of only ten copies on Vergé paper, with two states of the full-page engravings, one of each a mounted proof before letters on Chine. $8800.

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“THE FIRST EUROPEAN NOVEL”

(ROJAS, Fernando de). Celestina. Leyden, 1599.

Plantin edition of this classic tragicomedy of the Spanish Renaissance—arguably the most important early work of Spanish literature aside from Don Quixote—published within a century of the unobtainable first edition. $8500.

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THE FIRST COMPLETE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF GOGOL’S DEAD SOULS, 1886

GOGOL, Nikolai V. Dead Souls. New York, 1886. Two volumes.

First edition of the first complete English translation of the Russian novelist’s unfinished masterwork, “the first novel from which the world began to form its ideas of 19th-century Russia” (Hornstein, 139). $8500.

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"BOVARY C’EST MOI"

FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Paris, 1857. Two volumes.

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," finely bound in morocco-gilt by Creuzevault with the exceptionally rare original wrappers bound in. $7500.

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“THE FIRST AND BY FAR THE BEST REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL UNEXPURGATED EDITION” OF BURTON’S ARABIAN NIGHTS, WITH 100 PLATES

BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Denver, 1900-1901. Sixteen volumes bound in seventeen.

Beautifully bound and illustrated limited edition, number 757 of 1000 copies "for private circulation," 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 100 plates specially designed for this edition by Stanley Llewellyn Wood. $6800.

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“SUCCEEDED LOPE DE VEGA AS THE LEADING SPANISH PLAYWRIGHT OF THE GOLDEN AGE”

CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro. Autos Sacramentales, Alegoricos, y Historiales. Madrid, 1717. Six volumes.

First edition of this collection of the great Spanish dramatist’s ‘Autos’—allegorical one-act plays celebrating the mystery of the Eucharist on Corpus Christi—with engraved frontispiece portrait of the playwright, in contemporary vellum. $6500.

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"SOMETHING OF ASTONISHING FORCE CAN BREAK LOOSE IN DOSTOEVSKY, AS IT SO FREQUENTLY DOES IN SHAKESPEARE"

(DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor) DOSTOIEFFSKY, Fedor. Friend of the Family; and The Gambler. London, 1887.

First editions in English of Dostoevsky's Friend of the Family and The Gambler, two of his finest and most influential early novellas, with The Friend begun while imprisoned in Siberia—featuring "the direct precursor of Prince Myshikin in The Idiot"—and The Gambler written against a desperate three-week deadline, an electrifying tale of obsession that "rings true in part because it was true." Together as issued in Volume XXII of Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels with the translation of Frederick Whishaw. $6200.

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