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The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-12, and The Silmarillion by TOLKIEN, J.R.R

London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins. 1977, 1983-1996. A complete set of the first editions of these tales, poems, and songs underlay The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien began writing these tales while in college, 40 years before LOT...

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$9,500.00


The Catcher in the Rye by SALINGER, J.D

Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, a coming-of-age novel that has influenced successive generations of young people with its adolescent hero's rejection of the "phoniness" of the adult world around him combined with the authentici...

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$12,000.00


Trainspotting [Signed Uncorrected Proof Copy] by WELSH, Irvine

London: Secker & Warburg. (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of his first novel, acclaimed upon publication and later the basis for the phenomenally successful movie that became a cultural milestone of the 1990s. The first edition of this book is scarce -...

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$3,500.00


Christmas Tree by CUMMINGS, E.E

1947. Oil on composition board. 32" x 25". Dated December 25, 1947. Inscribed by Cummings on the rear of the painting: "For Marion/ love!/ Xmas/ 1947." This image was later used as a Christmas card that Cummings and Marion Morehouse had made. Corners abra...

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$12,500.00


Typed Letter Signed by KELLER, Helen

1902. September 22 [1902]. Written to Mr. [William V.] Alexander, editor of Ladies Home Journal, who had requested a series of articles from Keller that were later published as The Story of My Life. Keller humbly thanks Alexander for payment for the last ...

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$3,500.00


Andy Warhol's Index (Book) by WARHOL, Andy

NY: Random House. 1967. The hardcover issue of this early Warhol production. Present: the castle, the accordion (silent), the geodesic dome on a string, the Lou Reed flexi-disk, the folding nose, the Hunt's Tomato Paste can, the Warhol blotter, the Chelse...

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$1,500.00


Signed Photograph by DYLAN, Bob

Undated. An 8" x 10" black-and-white glossy photo of the Nobel Laureate, taken during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour in late 1975 or early 1976, with Allen Ginsberg in the foreground. Ginsberg was on the tour for most of the 1975 dates but seldom performe...

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$2,500.00


Horseman, Pass By by McMURTRY, Larry

NY: Harper. (1961). McMurtry's first book, one of A.C. Greene's "50 best books on Texas," basis for the movie Hud, and winner of the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for the best novel of the year. Horseman, Pass By, which takes it...

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$1,250.00


One Hundred Years of Solitude by GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel

NY: Harper & Row. 1970. The first American edition of his masterwork, one of the most important novels of the century, which introduced magical realism to a wide audience and helped bring the boom in Latin American literature to this country. At the end o...

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$1,500.00


The Sweet Flypaper of Life by DECARAVA, Roy and HUGHES, Langston

NY: Simon & Schuster. 1955. A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCarava, dated in 1982, thanking the recipient for her "lovely and generous" letter. The image on the postcard is one by DeCarava....

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$1,250.00


Hannibal Rising by HARRIS, Thomas

London: Heinemann. (2006). The first British edition. Signed by the author on the publisher's bookplate tipped to the half title, apparently the only way that copies of the U.K. edition were signed. Harris himself reportedly designed the color bookplate, ...

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$250.00


Two Poems by CARVER, Raymond

(Salisbury): Scarab. (1982). Carver's first limited edition after his first brush with commercial success. Of a total edition of 100 numbered copies, this is one of 25 copies that were reserved for the author's use. Signed by Carver. Fine in saddle-stitch...

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$500.00


Tree on Shore by CUMMINGS, E.E

A landscape painting by Cummings of a colorful tree on the shore of Silver Lake in New Hampshire, where the Cummings family had a summer home. In the background is Mount Chocorua, one of the most frequent subjects of Cummings' artwork. The use of a bright...

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$5,000.00


Girl with Green Hair by CUMMINGS, E.E

Undated. 17" x 21". Pastels. Framed. A half-length figure, executed in pastels, and borrowing from Cubism in its perspectives. Undated, but apparently from the early part of Cummings' career, probably the 1920s, when his artwork was still very explicitly ...

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$12,000.00


Reclining Nude by CUMMINGS, E.E

Undated. 16" x 13". Oil on wood. Framed. A portrait of Cummings' wife, Marion Morehouse, reclining on a bed in a position reminiscent, presumably deliberately, of Goya's "The Naked Maja." Goya's painting was considered scandalous in its day, in a way that...

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$17,000.00


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