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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


Nude On Blue by CUMMINGS, E.E

Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 15". No date. No Binding. …

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$2,750.00


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


A Girl and Her Dog by CUMMINGS, E.E

ca. 1928. A large portrait by Cummings of his stepdaughter, Diana Barton, with one of her dogs at Joy Farm in New Hampshire, sometime between 1927 and 1930. Diana was born in 1921; Cummings met Anne Barton in 1925 and they spent several summers at Joy Far…

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$15,000.00


The Commentaries of C. Julius Caesar by (CAESAR, Julius). EDMONDS, Clement

London: R. Daniel. 1655. Subtitled: "Of his Warres in Gallia; and the Civil Warres betwixt him and Pompey. Translated into English: With Many excellent and judicious observations Thereupon: As also The Art of our Modern Training, or Tactick Practice; Wher…

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$2,625.00


Visions of Cody by KEROUAC, Jack

(NY): (New Directions). (1959). A signed limited edition of this book of excerpts from Kerouac's work-in-progress, which was only published in its entirety after he died. This is Copy No. 738 of 750 numbered copies signed by Kerouac. Faint spine and edge-…

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$3,500.00


The Naked Lunch by BURROUGHS, William S

Paris: Olympia. (1965). Third printing of the original edition of his second book, one of the all-time great drug novels and a high spot of Beat and postwar American literature. Inscribed by the author to Bob Jackson in 1984. The price stamp on the rear c…

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$1,500.00


Black Spring by MILLER, Henry

Paris: Obelisk Press. (1936). Miller's second regularly published book, one of 1000 copies printed by the Obelisk Press, which had published Tropic of Cancer. This title consists of ten autobiographical stories and, again like Tropic of Cancer, its public…

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$1,000.00


Flash and Filigree; The Magic Christian; Red Dirt Marijuana; Candy by SOUTHERN, Terry

NY: Various. (1958-1967). The first four books by Southern -- creator of Dr. Strangelove and screenwriter of Easy Rider -- each inscribed by him to his friend, the bandleader, composer, and musician Artie Shaw. Flash and Filigree (NY: Coward McCann, 1958;…

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$12,500.00


Psychology by DEWEY, John

NY: Harper & Brothers. (1887). His first book, published when he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan University and when, according to the author, psychology was just coming into its own, having attained "independent standing," rather than b…

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$4,500.00


The Eighth Day [Inscribed Association Copy] by WILDER, Thornton

NY: Harper. (1967). The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning (Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Bridge of San Luis Rey) author's National Book Award winning novel. Inscribed by the author: "For JEAN and WALTER with deep regard and affection ever/ Thornton…

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$1,500.00


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


Hail Mary by CROWLEY, Aleister

London: The Equinox. [1911]. Israel Regardie's copy of the third issue of Crowley's book of devotional verse, submitted anonymously to the Catholic publishers Burnes and Oates in 1908, who somehow overlooked its sexual undertones, and published it as Amph…

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$1,500.00


The Soft Machine by BURROUGHS, William S

Paris: Olympia. (1961). The true first edition, published in Paris by Maurice Girodias' press five years before it came out in the U.S. This copy is inscribed by Burroughs: "For Bob Jackson/ all the best/ William Burroughs/ for Brion Gysin." Gysin designe…

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$1,750.00


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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