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"ONE OF THE GREAT NOVELS OF WORLD LITERATURE"

TOLSTOY, Leo. Voina i Mir (War and Peace). Moscow, 1868-69. Six volumes bound in three.

Rare first edition of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, one of the greatest novels ever written, in the original Russian. Handsomely bound, with the original printed paper front wrappers of parts 2-5 bound in. $48,500.

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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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HANDSOMELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED DELUXE SET OF THE WORKS OF TOLSTOY

TOLSTOY, Leo. The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy. Boston, 1904-05; 1912. Twenty-eight volumes.

Finely bound "Edition de Luxe," number 377 of only 1000 sets, of Tolstoy’s entire canon, finely printed and wide-margined, with title pages on Japanese vellum and over 100 engraved, etched, and photogravure illustrations. $12,000.

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

ROUSSEAU, J(ean) J(acques). Les Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Geneve, 1782. Two volumes.

First edition of the first six books of the Confessions and the Reveries, Rousseau’s autobiographical masterpiece, handsomely bound. $12,000.

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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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“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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ONE OF ONLY 320 COPIES SIGNED BY MATISSE

(MATISSE, Henri, illustrator) BAUDELAIRE, Charles. Les Fleurs du Mal. Paris, 1947.

Splendid signed limited illustrated edition of Baudelaire's masterpiece in the original French, number 220 of only 320 copies signed by Matisse, with one original etching on Chine paper as a frontispiece, 33 full-page original lithographs—evocative portraits complimenting the poems—and numerous woodcut ornaments, all by Matisse. Beautifully bound in a decorative full morocco binding by Manuel Gérard. $9200.

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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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“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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