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  • (TWAIN, MARK, ANDREW CARNEGIE, THOMAS EDISON, et al.)

    Engineers Club Inaugural Banquet Commemorative of the Opening of the New Club House on which occasion Mr. Andrew Carnegie will be the guest of honor Monday, the ninth of December 1907. [New York: Engineer's Club], [1907]

    Signed by Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie (who has signed twice), and others. This event commemorated the opening of the Engineers Club’s fabulous new home at 32 West 40th Street on Bryant Park in New York.

    $12,000

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Autograph manuscript on Italian and American architecture and art headed “Talk with Dr. Stone.”. [Washington], [ca 1865-72]

    In this unpublished manuscript Walt Whitman discusses the architecture and art of Rome, while also praising the grand public buildings of Washington, D. C. He writes to memorialize his conversation with Dr. Horatio Stone, the celebrated American sculptor.

    $12,000

  • [BROWNING.] BARRETT ,ELIZABETH BARRETT

    Poems. London: Moxon, 1844

    FIRST EDITION of the book that brought Barrett fame. Presentation copy, inscribed by Elizabeth Barrett, “To Miss Heard, with the author’s regards, August 1844.”

    $11,000

  • RAND, AYN

    Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, 1957

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy of one of the most popular and influential books of the 20th century.

    $11,000

  • IRVING, WASHINGTON

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. Nos. I-VII. New York: Van Winkle, 1819-1820

    FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. The Sketch Book contains the first printings of the immortal tales “Rip Van Winkle” (in Part I) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (in Part VII), among others. This series of tales, published in seven parts in 1819-20, brought Washington Irving instant fame and made him America’s first international literary star. This set contains the uncorrected text points indicating the first printings, as noted in BAL.

    $8,500

  • ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN

    Nye Eventyr. [-Anden Samling]. Copenhagen: Reitzel, 1844-45

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (i.e. title dated 1844 and without indication of later parts or a general title page).  A landmark of world literature, this collection contains the first printings of the works that brought Andersen international fame, including “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Snow Queen.”

    $8,500

  • POE, EDGAR ALLAN

    Eureka: A Prose Poem. New York: Putnam, 1848

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (i.e. without the review for Eureka on page 2 of the 16 pp catalogue). This is one of 500 copies of Poe’s last book.

    $7,500

  • (SLAVERY)

    The National Era. Vols. I-III. Washington, January 1847 – December 1849

    This is a tremendous three-year run of the weekly broadsheet The National Era, one of the leading abolitionist newspapers.

    $7,500

  • WELLS, H. G

    The War of the Worlds. London: Heinemann, 1898

    FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, FIRST ISSUE, of “the great classic of interplanetary invasion” (Bleiler), ensured the author’s place as a “father of science fiction.” Wells’s “scientific romances (as they came to be called) remain unsurpassed for their imagination and visionary power” (ODNB).

    $6,000

  • HAWTHORNE ,NATHANIEL

    Twice-Told Tales. Boston: American Stationers, 1837

    FIRST EDITION of Hawthorne’s second published book, a classic of American literature. From the day of publication this collection of nineteen tales brought Hawthorne fame.

    $6,000