(English) Autograph letter signed to Henry W. Dommett. Concord, February 4, 1864
Hawthorne writes, “I have copied the passage from the Threefold Destiny according to your request, and shall forward the package By express, tomorrow (Friday) morning.” Hawthorne adds in an initialed postscript that he was unsure whether to send the letter to Dommett in Boston or in New York and chose Boston. Dommett was the longtime art critic for the New York Mail and author of A History of the Bank of New York, 1784–1884 (1884).
(English) “We.” The Famous Flier’s Own Story of His Life and his Transatlantic Flight. New York: Putnam’s, 1927
FIRST EDITION. An important presentation copy inscribed and signed by Lindbergh on the portrait frontispiece to Donald E. Keyhoe, who managed the flyer’s triumphant tour of America following his return home.
SALINGER, J. D
(English) Nine Stories. Boston: Little Brown, 1953
FIRST EDITION. Advance review copy with publisher’s slip giving the date of publication.
This is a beautiful copy of what many consider Salinger’s most important book. This landmark collection of short stories includes “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” “For Esmé with Love and Squalor,” and “The Laughing Man.”
Lao Tseu Tao Te King. Le Livre de la Voie et de la Vertu . . . traduit en Francais… par Stanislaus Julien. Paris: l’Imprimerie Royale, 1842
FIRST EDITION of the complete Tao-te Ching to be published in a Western language.
(English) Leaves of Grass. New York: [for Walt Whitman], 1867
This is the fourth Leaves of Grass. The failure of Thayer & Eldridge, publisher of the third edition (Boston, 1860), left Whitman in search of a publisher. The poet decided that the events of the Civil War called for another reimagining of Leaves of Grass. Whitman returned to his earlier practice and financed the publication himself, engaging the New York printer William E. Chapin. For the first time, the 1867 Leaves opened with the poem “Inscription,” which introduced the book in subsequent editions.
(English) Chicago Poems. New York: Henry Holt, 1916
FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Sandburg: “Anna Proctor – fellow Scandinavian – here is ‘skoal’ – Carl Sandburg Detroit, April, 1922.” [with:] SANDBURG, CARL. “Fog” Autograph Manuscript.
(English) Felix Frankfurter Reminisces. New York: Reynal & Company, (c.1960)
FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Frankfurter “For Warren E. Burger, with the cordial regards of Felix Frankfurter April 17, 1961.”