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RARE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF VOLTAIRE’S CANDIDE, 1759

VOLTAIRE. Candid. London, 1759, 1755.

First edition in English of one of the great classics of world literature, published the same year as the French-language Geneva first edition. Bound with a first edition of Henry Fielding's posthumous Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon. $17,800.

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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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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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“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 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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SPLENDIDLY BOUND SET OF CASANOVA’S MEMOIRS, WITH 12 FRONTISPIECES BY ROCKWELL KENT, TOGETHER WITH SCARCE PORTFOLIO OF SIGNED PRINTS

CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques. Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. (London), 1925. Twelve volumes; portfolio. Limited 12-volume private-press edition, an unnumbered copy of only 1026 sets, with 12 frontispiece line cuts of pen-and-ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, very handsomely bound. Accompanied by the scarce portfolio of Kent’s 12 prints (measuring 11 by 14 inches), all but one signed by him, one of only 26 sets. $8800.

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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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“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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