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    “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in The New-York Book of Poetry. New York: Dearborn, 1837

    FIRST BOOK PRINTING of the Christmas classic.


  • Lowell, James Russell

    Autograph manuscript signed, “An Apology for a Preface.”. Westminster, ca. 1888



    Notes and Fragments: left by Walt Whitman and now edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, one of his literary executors. Printed for Private Distribution Only, 1899

    FIRST EDITION. One of 225 numbered copies signed by Bucke. This work prints an extensive collection of manuscript fragments discovered among Whitman’s papers on his death.


  • (WEST END THEATRE.) Woolley, Kim

    Collection of six original views of “Strand Theatre at Work” signed by the artist. London, 1984

    These delightful views depict scenes at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello Theatre) in London’s West End. They range from views of the boxes and theater-goers to the box office to backstage scenes. The box office advertises the original production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, which ran at the Strand from 1982 to 1985.



    The Penn Club requests the honour of your company at a reception to be given to Mr. Walt Whitman …. Philadelphia, March 27, [1880]

    This is a rare invitation to an event held in Whitman’s honor at the prestigious private Penn Club in Philadelphia. Whitman, who wore a shabby coat festooned with dozens of pins, did not disappoint the curious.



    Leaves of Grass. Boston: Osgood, 1881-82

    First printing of the 7th edition of Leaves of Grass


  • Cooper, James Fenimore

    Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston. New York: Charles Wiley, 1825

    First American edition, fine and untrimmed in original boards, of Cooper’s historical novel of the American Revolution. Cooper conceived of Lionel Lincoln as the first in a series of thirteen historical novels—the “Legends of the Thirteen Republics,” as the often-lacking half-titles style it.



    Typed letter signed to Anthony Peek, manager of the Theatre Royal Haymarket.. London, July 24, 1985

    Harold Pinter complains about policies at Theatre Royal Haymarket.



    Good-Bye My Fancy. 2d Annex to Leaves of Grass. Good-Bye My Fancy. 2d Annex to Leaves of Grass, 1891

    FIRST EDITION. This form of Good-Bye My Fancy is not in Myerson.


  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel

    Grandfather’s Chair: A History for Youth [and] Famous Old People. Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1841