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  • HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

    Tanglewood Tales, inscribed to Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853

    First American edition, first printing of Hawthorne’s final children’s book. A spectacular American literary presentation copy inscribed by Nathaniel Hawthorne to Oliver Wendell Holmes: “O.W. Holmes from his friend N.H.”

    $30,000

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Autograph manuscript on Ralph Waldo Emerson. No place, [ca. 1870s]

    In this fine manuscript Whitman writes, “It is very plain after reading Emerson’s forenoon essays, and then those of his elder age that the latter are not the consecutive fruits or crowning results of the former.”

    $28,000

  • MERTON, ROBERT C.

    Autograph manuscript signed, the Black-Scholes-Merton formula.. Stockholm, “Nobel Week", December 1997

    In this outstanding financial manuscript, Merton writes the celebrated Black-Scholes (or Black-Scholes-Merton) formula for derivatives pricing, the basis for many of the great fortunes in finance.

    $28,000

  • ARMSTRONG, NEIL

    Photograph of the Lunar Module and Buzz Aldrin deploying a scientific experiment on the moon, signed by all three crew members: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins and by NASA Administrator Thomas Paine. NASA, 1969

    A RARELY SIGNED SPACE PHOTOGRAPH, signed by the crew of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the Moon: Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot), and Michael Collins (command module pilot) and by NASA Administrator Thomas Paine.

    $28,000

  • TENNENT, LAETITIA EMERSON

    “Poetry of Flowers” autograph manuscript watercolor album. No place, ca. 1820s

    This splendid album of botanical watercolors and the “poetry of flowers,” the product of years of reading, writing, and painting, was created by Lady Laetitia Emerson Tennent. She collected several hundred poems and lines of verse concerning flowers and the language of flowers written by poets from Shakespeare and Spenser to Wordsworth and other Romantics, the famous and the obscure.

    $27,000

  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher

    Autograph letter signed to Sophia Hawthorne. Andover, 22 June 1863

    Harriet Beecher Stowe arranges a visit to Hawthorne’s Concord home. Stowe wrote this letter the year before Nathaniel Hawthorne’s death. She tells Hawthorne’s wife Sophia,

    “Mr. Stowe & I have long desired to renew our acquaintance with you, but Concord is rather too far off for a card-case call & this leads me to say that on Sunday next we shall pass your house on our way to a friends’ with whom we pass Sunday, & we propose to ourselves then the pleasure of calling & seeing you & Mr. Hawthorne & your family once more.”

    $22,500

  • THAXTER, CELIA

    Poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1882

    Presentation copy inscribed by the author and artist Celia Thaxter: “Mary Mapes Dodge with much love. Illustrated by Celia Thaxter 1882.”

    $22,000

  • DARWIN, CHARLES

    Autograph letter signed to [Fanny Kellogg]. Down, Beckenham, Kent, April 13, 1879

    Darwin discusses the hereditary transmission of behavior and a vivid example of the phenomenon from the opening chapter of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

    $22,000

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949

    FIRST EDITION. One of 760 numbered copies signed and dated by Einstein.

    $18,500

  • CLEMENS, SAMUEL L

    Autograph note signed to Robert Watt with original albumen print photograph. No place, July 16, 1874

    Mark Twain the humorist. Samuel Clemens sent this delightful humorous note with the accompanying half- length standing portrait of the debonair author.

    $18,000