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  • Alcott, Louisa May

    Flower Fables. George W. Briggs & Co., 1855

    $18,000

  • 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

  • Cooper, James Fenimore

    The Water Witch or The Skimmer of the Seas. Dresden: Walther, 1830

    Rare true first edition of Cooper’s pirate romance. This nautical novel set in 17th-century New York was first published in a small edition in Dresden, where the author had settled in 1826. London and Philadelphia editions soon followed.

    $15,000

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    The Celestial Rail-Road. Boston: James F. Fish, 1843

    $15,000

  • STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, life among the lowly. Boston: Jewett, 1852

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. “These books are of such paramount historical importance that it is difficult to evaluate them as literature” (Merle Johnson). “Three thousand copies were sold on the day of publication, and before its first anniversary, over 300,000 copies were sold in America … More than twenty London editions appeared in 1852, so the English audience must have been as large as the American. No other American novel has been translated into so many foreign languages” (Grolier/American).

    $15,000

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    Liberty Tree: with the Last Words of Grandfather’s Chair. Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841

    $15,000

  • Irving, Washington

    Manuscript From The Life of Washington. No Place, ca. 1859

    This is a long, revised autograph manuscript for Washington Irving’s The Life of George Washington. This section of the monumental biography presents the growing schism between Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Hamilton, as Washington was considering standing for re-election for a second term. The manuscript, which includes most of chapter 16 of the final volume, opens with Washington reading Jefferson’s letter accusing Hamilton and his followers of using the new Constitution “only as a step to an English Constitution.” It concludes with Washington’s attempts at reconciliation, hoping that “there may be mutual forbearance and temporizing yielding on all sides. Without these I do not see how the reins of government are to be managed, or how the Union of the States can be much longer preserved.”

    $15,000

  • (FORSTER'S COPY.) DICKENS, CHARLES

    The Personal History of David Copperfield. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850

    First edition. From the library of novelist E. M. Forster.

    $12,500

  • Cooper, James Fenimore

    Precaution. New York: A.T. Goodrich & Co., 1820

    $12,000

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    Life of Franklin Pierce. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852

    $10,500