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Sanjuurokkai kyouka awase shiohi no tsuto [Gifts of the Ebb Tide: A Poetry Contest on the Thirty-six Shells] by Akera, Kankou

(Edo): Tsutaya Juzaburou, 1789. Utamaro, Kitagawa. Small quarto. (20)pp. First edition. Illustrated with eight spreads by Kitagawa Utamaro. This anthology of thirty-six short poems, presented in the style of a traditional poetry contest, was written by m...

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$75,000.00


Collection of primary works, broadsides, secondary works, and periodical contributions by Heaney, Seamus

2013. Contains 135 discrete volumes of the Irish Nobel Laureate's primary works of poetry and essays. These titles are represented in their first editions and subsequent issues (English and/or American), as well as some proofs and other variants. In addi...

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$55,000.00


The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes by Shakespeare, William

Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1906. Ten quarto volumes. This is one of only twelve sets printed on pure vellum with a frontispiece illustration in each volume. It represents a monumental undertaking, which took four years to complete and con...

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$45,000.00


Original painting: "Sailor's Farewell," together with autograph book by Kent, Rockwell

1935. Kent, Rockwell. Measuring 13 by 9 1/4 inches, this watercolor bears Kent's signature along with the inscription, "to his friend Charly Mortensen, 1935." Mortensen was the telegraph operator aboard the Hans Egede, the ship on which Kent made two of ...

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$45,000.00


The Haggadah: A New Critical Edition with English Translation, Introduction, and Notes Literary, Historical, and Archaeological by Roth, Cecil (ed.)

London: Soncino Press, 1930. Rutherston, Albert. Small quarto. xl, (3), 209pp. One of nine copies printed on Roman Vellum, signed by the editor, Cecil Roth, and the illustrator, Albert Rutherston. With fourteen full-page stencilled illustrations, plus se...

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$40,000.00


In Our Time by Hemingway, Ernest

Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. 30pp. First edition. One of 170 copies. Illustrated with a frontispiece author portrait by Henry Strater, an American painter and fellow expatriate who became friends with Hemingway in Paris. This is the author's secon...

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$37,500.00


Horae in Laudem Beatissime Virginis Marie. Secundum Consuetudinem Ecclesiae Parisiensis

Paris: Simon du Bois for Geoffrey Tory, 1527. Tory, Geoffrey. Octavo. 140ff. With twelve woodcut illustrations from thirteen blocks, Tory's "pot cassé" device on title page and colophon, and each page with a four-piece border in twenty-six distinct comb...

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$37,500.00


Night Fall in the Ti-Tree by (Teague, Violet)

Melbourne: Sign of the Rabbit, 1905. Teague, Violet and Geraldine Rede. Small quarto. (32)pp. Extremely rare first edition. Illustrated with sixteen woodcut illustrations in the Japanese style, six of which are double-page spreads. All but four minor ill...

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$37,500.00


Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino by Collodi, Carlo

Florence: Felice Paggi, 1883. Mazzanti, Enrico. Small octavo. 236pp., + iipp. of advertisements. First edition. The enduring children's classic about a mischievous marionette whose nose grows every time he tells a lie, in the original Italian and wonderf...

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$35,000.00


Eight Manuscript Poems by Frost, Robert

1946. Octavo. (8)ff. A manuscript poetry chapbook handmade by Robert Frost and inscribed by the poet with the dedication, "A Preview / for Nita and Doc / from / R. F. / After a good Bread Loaf / 1946." "Doc" refers to Frost's friend Reginald Cook, a Midd...

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$19,500.00


CARNET DE BAL (dance card holder)

A nineteenth-century French solid gold enamel binding containing five bone leaves. First appearing around 1820, the carnets de bal were used to record the order of an evening's dances, as well as the name of the partner for a particular dance. This opule...

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$18,500.00


Winnie-the-Pooh by Milne, A. A

London: Methuen, 1926. Shepard, Ernest H.. First edition. One of 350 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard. With all of the well-known and well-loved illustrations and a fold-out map of Pooh and Christopher Robin...

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$16,500.00


Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder by Khayyám, Omar

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. Vedder, Elihu. First deluxe edition. One of 100 copies, printed on Japanese paper and signed by the artist, Elihu Vedder, on the limitation page. The fifty-seven Art-Nouveau illustrations, drawn in pencil, ink,...

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$15,000.00


Original artwork for Neiman-Marcus/Bromer Booksellers Holiday catalogue

1994. Gorey, Edward. Ink and watercolor drawing on paper measuring 11 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches. The image, which measures 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, depicts a group of teddy bears poised around a decorated Christmas wreath, which is set against a medium blue wa...

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$15,000.00


Epistolas Ouidii: Cum commentariis Ubertini: Et epistolas Sabini poetae singularis: Ac epistolam Sapphos: Cum Domitio: Et opusculu[m] in Ibin: Cum [c]omentario eiusdem Domitii: singulaperoptime castigata lector candidissime bic inuenies by Ovid

(Bologna: Caligola Bazalieri, 1501. Quarto. (94)ff. This edition is based on the version published by Caligola Bazalieri's brother, Bazaliero Bazalieri, in July 1491. The text is Ovid's Heroides, a collection of imaginary letters written from ancient myt...

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$15,000.00


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