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AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by SMITH, Adam

London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1778. Second Edition. Hardcover. Some foxing and browning, heavier in the first volume which has the front free endpaper and the title strengthened at the inner and outer margins. Occasional slight offsetting to the text i…

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$62,500.00


A BOY'S WILL by FROST, Robert

London: David Nutt, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. A spectacular copy with an exceptional association. Original bronzed brown pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered on the front cover. Crane A2: First Issue, Binding A of Frost's first book. Less than 350 copies …

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$62,500.00


SPECIMEN DAYS IN AMERICA Inscribed by Whitman to his Niece by WHITMAN, Walt

London: Walter Scott, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Toning to paper. Neat professional repair to hinges. Very Good. Original dark blue cloth with a printed paper spine label. Part of the Camelot Series. BAL 21428: Binding A. Most of the material withi…

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$56,250.00


LOG OF THE CRUISE OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ABOARD THE SCHOONER YACHT SEWANNA TO MAINE, NOVA SCOTIA, & NEW BRUNSWICK by ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano

[Washington]: [Government Printing Office], [1937]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A record of a two-week cruise in July, 1936. Original blue cloth with an anchor in gilt on the front cover; [8], 19, [1] pages. Illustrated with a tipped-in frontis…

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$50,000.00


ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND A PHOTOGRAPH, A TOTAL OF 15 PIECES, TO THE MOTHER OF ETHEL KENNEDY by MERTON, Thomas

1949 - 1955. Letter. Very Good to Near Fine. Exceptional archive of 15 pieces including 4 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED from Merton to his typist, Ann Skakel (mother of Ethel Kennedy); a wonderful TYPED LETTER from Merton (signed in type) to his friend and teach…

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$43,750.00


CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Edgar by EISENHOWER, Dwight

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight sunning to the spine, about Fine, lacking the slipcase. First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There were 1426 deluxe numbered …

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$43,750.00


A STAR IS BORN ARCHIVE: The Director's Copy of the Original 1936 Script as well as Dorothy Parker's Copy of Part of the Script with additional material by PARKER, Dorothy; CAMPBELL, Alan; CARSON, Robert; and WELLMAN, William

[Los Angeles]: Selznick International Pictures, Inc., 16 October 1936. First Edition. Softcover. Expected wear for working scripts but Very Good and stunning. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-7/8") in stiff yellow wraps with the left margins punch-holed with metal c…

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$43,750.00


A HISTORICAL DISCOURSE, DELIVERED BEFORE THE CITIZENS OF CONCORD, 12TH SEPT. 1835 with A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF CONCORD by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo with SHATTUCK, Lemuel

Concord: G. F. Bemis/John Stacy, 1835. First Edition. Hardcover. The Shattuck title page reinforced at the gutter. Near Fine, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Original blindstamped publisher's dark brown cloth containing in this order: Shat…

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$31,250.00


UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: ALASKAN. "LET THERE BE LIGHT" by MILLER, Joaquin

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine and rare, beautifully bound. Folio (8-1/4" x 11-3/4") consisting of 53 pages numbered to 54 (one page contains two numbers) on lined yellow paper with a few additions at the end on white paper pasted to the yellow pages wi…

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$31,250.00


STATE OF NEW YORK. PUBLIC PAPERS OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FORTY-EIGHTH GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1929 by ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano

Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine with wonderful inscription. Original full red crushed levant morocco leather with gilt-lettered maroon calf label on the spine, recently and neatly rebacked retaining the original spi…

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$31,250.00


THE WORKS OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: 33 volumes, EACH Volume Inscribed to Shaw's Favorite Actress Lillah McCarthy by SHAW, George Bernard

London: Constable & Company Limited, [1930-1938]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good dustwrappers. Sensational set. Laurence A198a. The Best Edition of Shaw's Works, copy #740 of 1025 copies complete in 33 volumes in the original dustwrapp…

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$31,250.00


NORTH OF BOSTON with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED and a 14-line MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT OF "BIRCHES" by Frost by FROST, Robert

New York: Henry Holt, 1915. First American Edition. Hardcover. Gilt bright, very minor rubbing to the spine tips. The scarce dustwrapper has the correct spelling of "faint" on the front. Some mild chipping to the head of the spine just affecting "North" …

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$25,000.00


THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY by BELLOW, Saul

First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine and quite exceptional. An undated early holograph version of Saul Bellow's only full-length play contained in a ledger-type notebook (8-1/4" x 11-3/8") with marbled paper boards and a black cloth spine. Bellow has sub…

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$25,000.00


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