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[Thirty-One Albums of Original Prints of Photographs, Representing Kent's Personal Archive of Images of His Excursions to Greenland, Alaska, Denmark, Puerto Rico, the American Southwest, Monhegan Island, of His Honeymoon in New Hampshire and of His Home, Asgaard] by Kent, Rockwell

[Various Places], 1960. Thirty-one 7.5" x 6" leatherette albums categorized and identified by spine labels, captioned in ink in Kent's hand, containing 1125 individual original matte and glossy black & white 7" x 5" gelatin silver prints. Slight surface ...

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$195,000.00


[Title in Greek] ... EURIPIDIS TRAGŒDIÆ SEPTENDECIM, EX QUIB QUÆDAM HABENT COMMENTARIA ... by Euripides

Venetiis: Apvd Aldvm, 1503. Two volumes bound in one. [268;190] leaves. Thick octavo (165 x 98 mm). Full red morocco, spine heavily gilt extra, gilt Aldine anchor device on each board, a.e.g. (unsigned). Italic (preface) and Greek letter. Aldine anchor d...

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$40,000.00


TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE by Poe, Edgar Allan

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. Two volumes. 243,[1];iv,[4],[5]-228pp. 12mo. Original publisher's plum muslin, printed spine labels. Spines sunned and labels a bit rubbed, small nick at fore-edge of lower board of vol. II, loss (8mm at its deepest...

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$35,000.00


[Title in Greek:] SOPHOCLIS TRAGAEDIAE SEPTEM CVM COMMENTARIIS by Sophocles

[Venetiis: in Aldi Romani Academia mense, 1502. [196] leaves. Octavo. Full 19th century straight grain red morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g. Greek letter. Aldine anchor on verso of terminal leaf. Bookplate of Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton (17...

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$30,000.00


THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN AUTOGRAPH EDITION by [ Clemens, Samuel L.]: " Twain, Mark

Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1907. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo. Publisher's three quarter olive brown morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Portraits and plates. A number of the spines are characteris...

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$30,000.00


LE TERZE RIME [DIVINIA COMMEDIA] by Dante Alighieri

[Venetiis: in Aedib Aldi, 1502. [252] leaves. a-z8, A-G8, H4. Small octavo. Full green French morocco, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Set in Italic. Aldine anchor on colophon. One raised band nicked, careful sympathetic restoration of upper ...

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$25,000.00


TRÈS JOAN" [Original Etching] by Miro, Joan

[Barcelona?], 1979. Original etching with aquatint and intaglio, printed in colors on paper. 53 x 106.5cm (20.9 x 41.9 inches), with full margins. Fine. An hors commerce copy, signed in pencil in the lower right margin and denoted "H.C." at the lower lef...

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$25,000.00


EPIPSYCHIDION: VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE NOBLE AND UNFORTUNATE LADY EMILIA V ____ NOW IMPRISONED IN THE CONVENT OF ____ by [Shelley, Percy B.]

London: C. and J. Ollier, 1821. [6],[7]-31,[1]pp. Octavo. Sewn self-wrappers, untrimmed. Some dust tanning at extended edges, a few soft creases and light spots of soiling, but a very good copy. Full morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, published...

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$18,500.00


THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU by Thoreau, Henry David

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1906. Twenty volumes. Publisher's three quarter green crushed levant, raised bands, spines elaborately gilt extra, t.e.g., others rough-trimmed, silk ribbon markers. Plates, photographs, illustrations (some ...

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$17,500.00


THE HOUR-GLASS. CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN, THE POT OF BROTH: BEING VOLUME TWO OF PLAYS FOR AN IRISH THEATRE by Yeats, William Butler

London: A.H. Bullen, 1904. Cloth backed boards, paper spine label, edges untrimmed. Spine label darkened and soiled, minor soiling to edges, a trace of foxing to endsheets, but a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase. First British edition. An important ...

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$17,500.00


THE WORKS OF BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GEORGE DARLEY by [ Dickens, Charles]: Beaumont, Francis, and John Fletcher

London: Edward Moxon, 1840. Two volumes. Polished tan calf, spines gilt, with gilt labels (small repairs), t.e.g. by Sotheran. Gift inscription (to Emily Vine from her mother dated 1857 on title of each volume); extremities, raised bands and edges rubbed...

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$17,500.00


HAVETH CHILDERS EVERYWHERE. FRAGMENT FROM WORK IN PROGRESS by Joyce, James

Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, 1930. Quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine copy in glassine with some tanning to the spine, in edgeworn and slightly marked slipcase with cracks at the front portions of the top and bottom panel joints and with a small poi...

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$17,500.00


THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES, AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED... by [Baskerville Printing]

Cambridge: Printed by John Baskerville, Printer to the University, 1763. [573] leaves. Royal folio. Full contemporary blue-black morocco (faded to emerald), spine gilt extra, narrow gilt borders on boards, marbled endsheets, a.e.g. Fore-corners bumped, j...

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$16,500.00


ALICE IN WONDERLAND by [Black Sun Press]: Carroll, Lewis [pseud. of C.L. Dodgson]

Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Oblong small quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine, nearly untouched copy, without foxing, in glassine wrapper and somewhat worn and soiled publisher's slipcase and chemise with split at one joint. First edition in this forma...

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$15,000.00


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