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  • SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

    Poems: Written by Wil. Shake-speare. Gent.. London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, and are to be sold by Iohn Benson, 1640

    First collected edition of Shakespeare’s poems and the earliest obtainable edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

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  • [BROWNING,] ELIZABETH B. BARRETT.

    Autograph manuscript notebook, the working notebook for the verses later published in The Seraphim, and Other Poems.. No Place, 1835-1837

    This extraordinary manuscript is Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s heavily revised autograph working notebook for The Seraphim, and Other Poems, the book that first brought her fame.

    $550,000

  • JOYCE, JAMES

    Ulysses.. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922

    First edition. Number 44 of 100 numbered copies printed on Van Gelder paper and signed by James Joyce.

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  • SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

    Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies … the Second Impression. London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632

    This is an excellent example of the Second Folio, the second edition of Shakespeare’s collected plays. This is “incomparably the most important work in the English language” (Jackson, Pforzheimer Catalogue).

    $475,000

  • GARDNER, ALEXANDER

    Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War. Washington, D.C.: Philp and Solomons, [1865-66]

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the most famous photographically illustrated American book of the nineteenth century.

    $275,000

  • BIBLE

    The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated. London: by Robert Barker, 1613-1611

    The Great “She” Bible, the “authorized version” or King James Bible, one of the greatest monuments of English literature.

    $270,000

  • PAINE, THOMAS

    Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America . . . the third edition [bound with:] Large Additions to Common Sense. Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING sheets of Common Sense, here with the third edition title page and prefatory leaf. “It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any other single piece of writing” (Streeter).

    $250,000

  • WHITMAN, WALT

    Leaves of Grass [with] Whitman’s own copy of his 1860 portrait. Brooklyn, New York, 1855

    First edition, first issue, one of only 337 copies of the first issue, distinguished by its elaborately gilt-stamped cloth binding prepared in June/July 1855. Whitman reported that only 800 copies were printed; this copy is from the first group to be bound. The copies bound later did not have the extensive gilt stamping. Whitman paid for the book, supervised its production, and even set a number of pages in type.

    two items: $160,000

  • EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D

    Typed Letter Signed as President to Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman, United States Atomic Energy Commission. The White House, Washington, DC, 7 June 1955

    This is the document by which Eisenhower and the United States allowed Israel to become a nuclear power. Through Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative, the United States shared atomic energy material and technology with several countries. One of the first of these agreements was the one sharing the secrets of atomic energy with Israel, as authorized by Eisenhower in this letter. This document laid the foundation for Israel’s ultimate deterrence against destruction by its enemies. It was perhaps the greatest gift possible to the new Jewish state from its greatest ally, the American people.

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  • DICKINSON, EMILY

    Autograph manuscript signed “Emily,” the poem “I came to buy a smile – today.”. Amherst, Massachusetts, ca. 1861

    $125,000