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  • HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

    (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).

    $5,200

  • LINDBERGH, CHARLES

    (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.

    $5,000

  • BURTON ,RICHARD F.

    (English) Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpoool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863

    First edition. This is Burton’s first book on his years in West Africa including detailed accounts of his amazing adventures inland.

    $4,700

  • 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.”

    $4,500

  • LAO-TZU

    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.

    $4,500

  • St. Peter's ,Rome

    View of Rome from the Tiber River with Castel Sant’Angelo and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Rome, ca. 1870

    A fine 19th century photograph of landmarks of Rome.

    $4,500

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    (English) Democratic Vistas. Washington, D.C: [Printed for J. S. Redfield, New York], 1871

    FIRST EDITION. One of about 500 copies.

    $4,200

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    (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.

    $3,500

  • SANDBURG, CARL

    (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.

    $3,500

  • FRANKFURTER, FELIX.

    (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.”

    $3,200