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FIRST ISSUE OF THE GREAT GATSBY IN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE UNRESTORED ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, 1925.

First edition, first issue, in the very rare first-issue dust jacket, of one of the most important and sought-after classics of modern literature. An exceptional copy of this great rarity, fine in an exceptionally lovely and entirely unrestored dust jacket. $278,000.

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“HER GREATEST NOVEL”

AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London, 1816. Three volumes.

First edition of the last novel Austen published in her lifetime, her exquisitely comedic and unerringly insightful social satire—"artistry… as elaborate as any novelist has ever achieved," in nicely restored contemporary calf and marbled boards. $35,000.

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“PERHAPS THE BEST-PRODUCED SHAKESPEARE EDITION OF THE 18TH CENTURY”

SHAKESPEARE. The Works of Shakespear. Oxford, 1770-71. Six volumes.

Expanded second edition of Hanmer's famous illustrated set of Shakespeare, with 36 full-page copper-engravings (one for each play) by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman, along with frontispiece portrait after Chandos, and two plates of the Westminster and Stratford monuments. Considered by many to be superior to the 1744 first edition which was issued in a small printing. $15,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy. $15,000.

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“SO WE BEAT ON, BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT, BORNE BACK CEASELESSLY INTO THE PAST”

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction, Fitzgerald's haunting tale of "empty elegance and impossible love" in the Jazz Age (Julie Bosman) and one of America's greatest novels. $6800.

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"I'M OVERWHELMED WHEN I SEE, IN AN IMMENSE SKY, THECRESCENT OF THE MOON, OR THE SUN"

MIRÓ, Joan. Je Travaille comme un Jardinier. Paris, 1963.

Signed limited first edition, number 96 out of only 145 copies, boldly signed by Miró on the limitation page, with a total of nine original lithographs, including one on the publisher's clamshell box. $6500.

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BRONTË’S WUTHERING HEIGHTS, ILLUSTRATED WITH 15 FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS AND SIGNED BY BALTHUS

(BALTHUS) BRONTË, Emily. Wuthering Heights. New York, 1993.

Stunning illustrated edition of Emily Brontë's classic Gothic romance, number 21 of 300 copies signed by Balthus on the colophon, with 15 lithographic plates after Balthus' famous series of drawings. $5500.

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“ONE OF GREATEST MUSICAL PLAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE”

RODGERS, Richard and HAMMERSTEIN, Oscar. South Pacific. New York, 1949.

First edition of the complete piano-vocal score for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical, an exceptional association copy, inscribed by Oscar Hammerstein to Broadway actor Dickinson Eastham, who originated the role of Seabee Richard West and was the original understudy for the role of Emile DeBecque: "Merry Xmas '49 to Dickinson Eastham from Oscar Hammerstein" and signed by Richard Rodgers. $4800.

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"THE MOTHER OF THE ENGLISH 19TH-CENTURY NOVEL"

AUSTEN, Jane. Novels. London and New York, 1897-1900. Five volumes.

Turn-of-the-century set of Austen novels illustrated with splendid line drawings by Charles Brock and Hugh Thomson, beautifully bound in contemporary full brown tree calf gilt by Mudie. $4800.

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"MAN IS NOT MADE FOR DEFEAT"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, winning him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributing to his award of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, in original dust jacket. $4500.

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BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATED SET OF KNIGHT’S“PICTORIAL SHAKESPEARE”

SHAKESPEARE. Pictorial Shakespeare. London, 1851-52, 1849. Eight volumes. “National” edition of Charles Knight’s celebrated Pictorial Shakespeare, handsomely bound and profusely illustrated with hundreds of full-page and in-text wood-engraved illustrations depicting views, characters in costume and stage settings. $3500.

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