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    German manuscript prayer book, the title page reading “Geistlicher Blumenkranz von auserlesenen Fragen / Morgen-Meß- Beicht-Kommunion / Wochen-Abend und andern aus den Psalmen David gezogen / Andacht eines frommen Christen / Zusammengeflochten Anno 1788. [Spiritual flower wreath of selected questions / Devotional of a devout Christian with morning mass, confession, communion. / Week night and others pulled from David’s psalms / Braided together in the year 1788].. [Tyrol], 1788

    This interesting German personal devotional manuscript was “braided together” as the title page notes, from the psalms and other sacred texts and prayers. Its provenance suggests that it came from the Tyrol, in the Alps in western Austria.



    Photograph signed by Carter and Begin. Robert A. Cumins, 1979

    Signed by Carter and Begin. Menachem Begin was awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Anwar Sadat, “for their work in laying a foundation for future peace” in the Middle East. The framework, reached at Camp David, was facilitated by Jimmy Carter. The Nobel award called Carter “the masterbuilder responsible for the bridge that had to be built between Egypt and Israel.”


  • (MAGRITTE, RENÉ.) Mesens, E. L. T

    Troisième front poèmes de guerre suivi de pièces detachés. Third front & detached pieces. London Gallery Editions, 1944

    FIRST EDITION. Copy number 18 of 500 signed and numbered by Mesens. Inscribed to René Magritte and his wife: “A Georgette Magritte A René Magritte, l’exemplaire réservé pour lui, sa Femme, Noukels et Barfoot, depuis 1944. E. M.”



    Annotated clipping concerning Thackeray’s difficulty finding a publisher for Vanity Fair, inscribed and dated by Whitman: “Letter N.Y. Daily Times Dec. ’55.”. New York, 1855

    Whitman contemplates the struggles of an aspiring author in 1855, the year of the first Leaves of Grass. The poet preserved this fascinating clipping in his personal papers for decades. He mounted it to a long review of a Matthew Arnold poem and annotated it, “Letter N.Y. Daily Times Dec. ’55.”



    Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922

    FIRST EDITION, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Joyce, the most sought-after book of 20th-century literature.

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