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Typed Letter Signed ["Margaret Mitchell Marsh"] on Gone With the Wind

by MITCHELL, MARGARET

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Published
1937
Condition
Very Good
Edition
first edition
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Atlanta: np, 1937. first edition. letter, custom presentation folder. Very Good. MARGARET MITCHELL DENIES KNOWING THE FATE OF RHETT AND SCARLETT AND WRITES EARNESTLY ABOUT THE UPCOMING MOVIE AND NEWFOUND FAME. Penned only a year after the release of Margaret Mitchell's sweeping and quintessentially Southern novel Gone with the Wind to public and critical claim, this… Read more
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

by STOPPARD, TOM

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Published
1967
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$5,000.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1967. First edition. original cloth, original dust jacket. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION OF STOPPARD'S AWARD-WINNING MASTERPIECE, SIGNED BY STOPPARD ON THE TITLE PAGE. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, an absurdist, existential tragicomedy by British playwright Tom Stoppard, was first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966 and reviewers hailed the piece as a breakthrough… Read more
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Cien años de soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude]

by GARCIA MARQUEZ, GABRIEL

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The Manhattan Rare Book Company
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$3,500.00

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Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamerica, 1967. First edition. Original wrappers, custom box. Very Good. RARE FIRST EDITION OF GARCIA MARQUEZ'S MASTERPIECE. One Hundred Years of Solitude is "that cultural phenomenon the like of which we see seldom in our times. Here is a great and complex book that, within its covers, includes every possible aspect of human life and,… Read more
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Photograph Signed

by TAGORE, RABINDRANATH; CURTIS, EDWARD

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Published
1913
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$12,500.00

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Seattle: Edward Curtis, 1913. First edition. nb. Very Good. STUNNING GOLD-TONED SILVER PRINT OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE BY EDWARD CURTIS, SIGNED BY BOTH TAGORE AND CURTIS. An outstanding union of photographer and subject: Edward Curtis, one of America's most sensitive and accomplished portrait photographers, and Rabindranath Tagore, the great Bengali poet, composer, playwright, and painter, "generally regarded as the… Read more
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image of The Author's Edition of the Works [Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; etc.]

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London: John Murray, 1903. Author's edition. morocco. Very Good. SIGNED BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: THE BEAUTIFUL TWELVE-VOLUME "AUTHOR'S EDITION", ONE OF 1000 COPIES SIGNED BY DOYLE; IN EXQUISITE BAYNTUN BINDINGS. "The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. He remarks in… Read more
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Shantaram

by ROBERTS, GREGORY DAVID

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$1,450.00

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Melbourne: Scribe, 2003. First edition. original cloth, original dust jacket. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ROBERTS ON THE TITLE PAGE: "David Gregory Roberts / December 2003 / May the journey always bring you wisdom in the struggles of the heart and courage in the heart of the struggle." "In 1980, while serving a 19-year sentence for… Read more
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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club [The Pickwick Papers]

by DICKENS, CHARLES. [COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]

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Published
1837
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$18,500.00

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition. Deluxe morocco by Sangorski. Fine. FIRST EDITION OF DICKENS'S FIRST GREAT SUCCESS: AN EXTRAORDINARY COPY CREATED FOR DICKENS'S SON, ALFRED TENNYSON DICKENS. BOUND BY SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE WITH TWO MAGNIFICENT COSWAY-STYLE MINIATURES OF DICKENS AND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 78 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS BY KYD. ALSO WITH A SIGNED CHECK BY DICKENS. "In… Read more
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image of The Works of Shakespeare. The text of the First Folio with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon

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New York: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. Nonesuch. Leather. Very Good. Limited edition, one of only 1600 copies, of one of the most famous and desireable editions of Shakespeare's works. Very handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The Nonesuch Shakespeare is "the chef d'oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press, and... a model of careful proof reading and imaginative setting. The best… Read more
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$2,900.00
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Marching Streets"; "The Pope at Confession"; "My First Love"; IN: A Book of Princeton Verse II

by FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

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Published
1919
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$5,900.00

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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1919. First edition. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Very Good/Fine. FITZGERALD'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK. A REMARKABLE COPY IN THE SCARCE DUST JACKET. The summer of 1919 represented a time of crisis for the 22-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald. He had left Princeton to enroll in the U.S. Army, but the war ended before… Read more
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Ulysses

by JOYCE, JAMES

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Published
1922
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$42,000.00

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Paris: Shakespeare and Co, 1922. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN UNRESTORED ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Number 349 of 750 printed on handmade paper (out of a total edition of 1000). Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1922. Quarto, original blue-green wrappers, early custom half-leather box. Wrappers with light rubbing to edges, wear to spine… Read more
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Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist)

by KAFKA, FRANZ

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Published
1922
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$2,200.00

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Berlin and Leipzig: S. Fischer Verlag, 1922. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. "One of the most highly regarded literary and cultural journals in the German language, Die neue Rundschau, which is still published today, first appeared in 1890. In Kafka's time it was the major periodical publication of one of the leading… Read more
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image of Arrest memorable, du parlement de Tolose, Content une histoire prodigieuse, de nostre temps, avec cent belles,_doctes Annotations, de monsieur maistre Jean de Coras, Conseiller en ladite Cour,_rapporteur du process... [The Return of Martin Guerre]

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Lyon: Antoine Vincent [Symphorien Barbier], 1561. First edition. contemporary limp vellum. Very Good. THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE - THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE JUDGE'S FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF A SENSATIONAL SIXTEENTH-CENTURY TRIAL FOR IDENTITY THEFT; THE BASIS OF NUMEROUS LITERARY, DRAMATIC, AND CINEMATIC ADAPTATIONS. This case had everything - an unhappy marriage, a sudden disappearance and… Read more
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$14,000.00
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The Novels of Jane Austen. [Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion]

by AUSTEN, JANE

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The Manhattan Rare Book Company
Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Winchester Edition
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$4,000.00

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Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905. Winchester Edition. Three-quarter morocco. Very Good. BEAUTIFUL COMPLETE 10-VOLUME SET OF JANE AUSTEN'S WORKS, ELEGANTLY BOUND. THE CELEBRATED "WINCHESTER EDITION." "Jane Austen emerged between 1870 and 1960 as a social critic, a moralist, an incomparable artist, and latterly a popular and universal writer. Today her novels are firm favourites among book buyers and library… Read more
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The Goshawk

by WHITE, T.H. [WHITE, TERENCE HANBURY]

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The Manhattan Rare Book Company
Published
1951
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$5,000.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1951. First edition. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY WHITE: PERHAPS THE BEST POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION COPY, WITH A WARM AND LENGTHY INSCRIPTION TO HIS GOOD FRIEND SYDNEY COCKERELL - CONNOISEUR, BIBLIOPHILE, AND DIRECTOR OF THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM. T.H. White is best known for his magnificent re-telling of the Arthurian… Read more
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Danorum historiae libri XVI [Hamlet Source]

by [SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM]. SAXO GRAMMATICUS

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Published
1534
Condition
Very Good
Edition
SECOND EDITION
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$7,000.00

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Basel: Johan Bebel, 1534. SECOND EDITION. Very Good. THE SECOND EDITION (1534) OF SAXO'S HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL DENMARK, CONTAINING THE STORY THAT BECAME SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET. "The first connected account of the hero whom later ages know as Hamlet is that of Saxo, called Grammaticus, in [the work offered here], written at the end of the twelfth century and… Read more
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London: John Harrison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas Woodcocke, 1587. Second Edition. 18th-century calf rebacked. Very Good. THE SECOND EDITION (1587) OF HOLINSHED'S "CHRONICLES": THE BOOK AND THE EDITION USED BY SHAKESPEARE AS A SOURCE FOR A DOZEN OF HIS PLAYS. "In 1548, the prominent London printer and bookseller Reyner (or Reginald) Wolfe ambitiously decided… Read more
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$25,000.00
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Photograph Signed

by YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. [VOS, MARTIN]

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The Manhattan Rare Book Company
Published
1932
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$12,500.00

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New York: np, 1932. First edition. Fine. STUNNING SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF YEATS BY MARTIN VOS. A classic studio portrait of Yeats by the New York portrait photographer Martin Vos, signed "W.B. Yeats" in ink in the bottom right corner. Vos was a popular portrait photographer in New York in the 1930s, known for his portraits of celebrities, most… Read more
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Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]; In: Die Weissen Blätter

by KAFKA, FRANZ

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Published
1915
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$6,500.00

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Leipzig: Der Weissen Bücher, 1915. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE OF A MASTERPIECE OF WESTERN LITERATURE, PRECEDING THE FIRST BOOK EDITION. "Kafka read the first section of his 'bug piece' (Wanzensache) aloud to friends on November 24, 1912, and again on December 15. People started talking about it, and Kafka received a query from publisher… Read more
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Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]

by KAFKA, FRANZ

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Edition
First edition
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$9,000.00

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First edition. Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION, THE PREFERRED ISSUE IN ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS, OF ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE. "On the evening of November 17, 1912, a young employee of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Agency, in Prague, sat down to work on a 'troubling little story' that had occurred to him 'in bed' the previous night. After spending… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed [TLS]

by TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$8,500.00

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Oxford: np, 1962. First edition. framed. Very Good. SIGNED LETTER BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN REFERRING TO A POSSIBLE SEQUEL TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Written from Tolkien's Sandfield Road (Oxford) residence and addressed to Miss Miriam P. Hirsch of 677 West End Avenue, New York, NY, the letter, dated 16th April, 1962, reads in full: … Read more
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