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  • Anthony, Susan B., Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, et al

    (English) Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States by the National Woman Suffrage Association. [Philadelphia: National Woman Suffrage Association], 1876

    A landmark in the history of women’s rights. Signed in type by the giants of the American women’s rights movement including Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and twenty-one other leading activists.

    $18,500

  • JAMES, HENRY

    (English) The Golden Bowl. New York: Scribner’s, 1904

    FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed “For Grace Edith Barnes, Henry James  New York  January 1st,  1905.” The recipient, Grace Edith Barnes, was the business manager, assistant, and finally executrix of American artist John La Farge. James was a close friend of the artist, who exposed the author to French novels and painted his portrait. When La Farge died in 1910, James wrote, “I think of him as one of the very small number of truly extraordinary men whom I’ve known.”

    $18,000

  • HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

    (English) Autograph Letter Signed to James T. Fields. Concord, 16 September 1863

    In this wonderful letter to his close friend and publisher James T. Fields, Nathaniel Hawthorne discusses the presentation copies of Our Old Home

    $18,000

  • CRANE, STEPHEN

    (English) Maggie, a Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York). By Johnston Smith. [New York: Printed for the author], [1893]

    FIRST EDITION of Stephen Crane’s notoriously rare first book, privately and pseudonymously published, a grim novel about a New York prostitute.

    $18,000

  • TWAIN ,MARK. (CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.)

    A collection documenting the early life of Samuel Clemens and his family in Iowa. Various places, mainly Iowa, 1850s-1880s

    This unique collection of photographs, books, letters, and other objects is from the Creel family, Samuel Clemens’s relations on his mother’s side. One highlight of the collection is the charming ambrotype portrait of young Ella Creel, one of Sam’s “favorite companions” and a “one-time sweetheart.”

    $18,000

  • (JEFFERSON, THOMAS--VAN BUREN, MARTIN.) Rayner, B.L

    (English) Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson,… Selections of … Private Correspondence.. New York: Francis and Boardman, 1832

    FIRST EDITION. An outstanding Democratic Party association copy. Inscribed and signed as president by Martin Van Buren to Mr. & Mrs. O’Neil, dated Oct 30, 1838.

    $18,000

  • SLAVERY ,AMERICAN

    Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Nurse with White Baby and the Child’s Parents. Talbot County, Maryland, c. 1853

    This striking pair of daguerreotypes evokes the complex relationships between slaves and slave owners in the American South, especially between white families and the trusted slaves who cared for their children.

    the pair: $18,000

  • CRANE, STEPHEN ,CRANE, STEPHEN

    (English) Maggie, a Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York). By Johnston Smith. [New York: Printed for the author], 1893

    FIRST EDITION of Stephen Crane’s notoriously rare first book, privately and pseudonymously published, a grim novel about a New York prostitute.

    $18,000

  • ADAMS, HENRY

    (English) History of the United States of America during the first administration of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Scribner’s, 1889

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Adams:  “For Aunt Eunice with the warmest regards of Henry Adams 1889.”

    $17,500

  • THOREAU ,HENRY DAVID

    Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854

    FIRST EDITION. A handsome copy of Walden, published in an edition of 2000 copies.

    $17,500