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History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha

"READ BY ALL AGES AT ALL TIMES"

CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha. London, 1687.

First illustrated edition in English of Cervantes' "great, ironical, romantic story" (Powys 27), the first edition of Phillips' translation, with a handsome full-page engraved frontispiece and 16 fine copper engravings (on eight plates), in nicely restored contemporary calf covers. $18,000.

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History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

SMOLLETT’S TRANSLATION OF DON QUIXOTE, ILLUSTRATED BY HAYMAN, THIS COPY RICHLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES BY VANDERBANK, COYPEL AND HOGARTH

CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote. London, 1755. Two volumes.

First edition of the important Smollett translation of Don Quixote, an excellent extra-illustrated copy that contains the original 28 fine copper-engraved illustrations by Francis Hayman, "the most proficient English illustrator of his time," as well as Kent's portrait of Cervantes engraved by Vertue, the full suite of 68 plates after Vanderbank that accompanied the 1742 Jarvis translation, the full suite of 31 plates after Coypel and others that accompanied the 1746 French edition, and the six "rejected" plates designed and engraved by William Hogarth. The copy of renowned author, poet, financier and bibliophile George Daniel, with his ownership signature on the front flyleaf, along with a catalogue entry from the 1864 sale of his library. $12,800.

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Duineser Elegien

“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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Madame Bovary

“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,” in contemporary binding. $9500.

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Fetes Galantes

VERLAINE’S FÊTES GALANTES, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED BY BARBIER

(BARBIER, George) VERLAINE, Paul. Fetes Galantes. Paris, 1928.

Beautiful limited edition, number 810 of 800 copies on Rives paper (of a total edition of 1200), illustrated by George Barbier with 20 full-page hand-colored pochoir plates in his characteristic Art Deco style. $9000.

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Memoirs of the Countess de Genlis

"IT IS CHIEFLY THROUGH BOOKS THAT WE ENJOY INTERCOURSE WITH SUPERIOR MINDS"

GENLIS, Countess de. Memoirs of the Countess de Genlis. London, 1825. Eight volumes.

First edition in English of these compelling memoirs, extensively extra-illustrated with approximately 150 relevant portraits and views of France (nearly a third hand-colored), beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Bayntun. $6800.

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Autos Sacramentales, Alegoricos, y Historiales

“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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Friend of the Family; and The Gambler

"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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Illuminations

“VOICI LE TEMPS DES ASSASSINS”

(LÉGER, Fernand) (MILLER, Henry) RIMBAUD, Arthur. Illuminations. Lausanne, 1949.

Lovely signed limited illustrated edition of one of Rimbaud's most important poetical works, with 15 splendid original full-page lithographs by Fernand Léger—12 vividly hand-colored using the pochoir technique—one of only 275 copies on handmade paper (from a total edition of 395), signed on the limitation page by Léger and publisher Louis Grosclaude. With Preface by Henry Miller. Handsomely bound in full morocco with original paper wrappers bound in. $5900.

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Anniversaire

FROM THE LIBRARY OF LA DUCHESSE DE BERRY WITH HER GILT COAT OF ARMS

(DE BERRY, Duchesse) DE RANCÉ, M. and THÉAULON, [Marie]. Anniversaire. Paris, 1816.

First edition of the popular French play L’Anniversaire, from the library of La Duchesse de Berry, with her gilt armorial coat of arms on both boards. $5500.

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