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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

  • DARWIN, CHARLES and ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE

    “On the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection”in Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society. Zoology.. London, 1858

    $325,000

  • (APOLLO 11.)

    Star Chart, flown and used on the Apollo 11 mission, annotated and signed by Command Module Pilot Michael Collins.. NASA, 1969

    A key navigational aid in taking man to the Moon and back to Earth. The astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, used this very star chart to find their way to the Moon and back in July 1969. Collins has extensively annotated this star chart and written on it, “During the flight of Apollo Eleven, I used this chart to help me locate stars. (The numbers were entered into the Command Module Computer) Michael Collins CMP.”

    $275,000

  • ALI, MUHAMMAD

    I Love You America. No Place, 1979

    Muhammad Ali was the embodiment of the revolution in American race relations in the second half of the 20th century. This painting captures the realization of his dreams. Here Ali celebrates America in a vibrant red, white, and blue painting incorporating an American flag. Ali’s enormous and complicated impact on American culture is manifest in this painting reflecting his love of country and his fight for justice and equal rights.

    $275,000

  • LINCOLN, ABRAHAM

    Autograph letter signed as President to Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas [with] American flag bunting from Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre. Washington, Executive Mansion, May 27, 1861

    Abraham Lincoln, writing at the outset of the Civil War, recommends that the Army admit three volunteers from the highly divided city of Baltimore. He advises Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas, “I hate to reject any offered from what is called a Southern State.” [offered with] Bunting from the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre.

    two items: $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