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Peter and Wendy
BARRIE, J.M.

Peter and Wendy

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1911)
$4,750.

An absolutely, remarkably Fine copy in every way of this First American Edition of the Peter Pan story. 12 black and white illustrations, as called for. 267 pp. 8vo., The green cloth is fresh…

Two Poems
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett & Robert

Two Poems [Sold]

London: Chapman & Hall, (1854)
$4,500.

Beautiful First Edition in the original cream wrappers of this sixteen-page booklet containing two poems, A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London by Elizabeth Barrett, and The Twins by Robert Browning. Priced to the public at sixpence,…

BYRON, LORD

Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice [Sold]

London: John Murray, (1821)
$3,250.

First Edition, First Issue (with the Doge’s speech on p.151 at 5 1/2 lines) of the classic Byron Marino Faliero, A Tragedy with The Prophesy of Dante, A Poem . Straight, clean, remarkably fresh and virtually free of…

Codicil To The Will Of Raymond Chandler
CHANDLER, Raymond

Codicil To The Will Of Raymond Chandler

N/A: TLS
$25,000.00

Raymond Chandler’s original two-page typed letter, the official codicil to his will. The document, on Chandler’s preferred blue onionskin paper and blue type is to his lawyer Michael Gilbert and is dated January 18,…

The Awakening
CHOPIN, Kate

The Awakening

Chicago & NY: Herbert S. Stone & Co., (1899)
$14,500.

Rare First Edition of this acclaimed classic work deemed by the literary establishment to be the first Feminist novel. Use and wear to the spine crown, else a very good copy indeed with the green floral…

DICKENS, Charles

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘Eighty [Sold]

London: Chapman & Hall, (1901)
$15,000.

First Authorized Edition, printed from the edition carefully corrected by Dickens in 1867 & 1868. Illustrated by Cattermole, Phiz and others. This work was one of only two novels (the other being The Old Curiosity…

Bleak House
DICKENS, Charles

Bleak House [Sold]

London: Bradbury & Evans, (March 1852-September 1853)
$6,750.

DICKENS, Charles BLEAK HOUSE London: Bradbury & Evans, (March 1852-September 1853) $4,750. First Edition, in the original monthly parts; 20 parts bound in 19; original blue-green printed wraps. Octavo. Illustrated with 40 plates by…

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
DICKENS, Charles

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

London: Chapman & Hall, (1837)
$12,000.00

Superb First Edition of the Dickens classic.  A truly glorious production bound by famed Baynton Riviere in Bath, England in Cosway binding.  Dickens portrait laid in on ivory and protected by thin glass.  Octavo,…

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor

The Demons [Ispoved' Stavrogina: Stavrogin's Confession] [Sold]

Moscow: Isdatelistvo Tsentrarchiva R.S.F.S.R., (1922)
$12,500.

In the original Russian, this is the very first printing of the still-disturbing suppressed chapter from The Demons, entitled Stavrogin’s Confession. This item, beyond scarce, appeared as a special issue of Dokumenty po istorii literatury I obshchestvennosti….

The Valley of Fear
DOYLE, Arthur Conan

The Valley of Fear

NY: George H. Doran, [1914]
$750.

Lovely True First Edition of this classic title, published months before the British publication. Lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket, this is certainly a near fine, highly presentable copy with but minor surface fading…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (with) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
DOYLE, Arthur Conan

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (with) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

London: George Newnes, Limited, (1892 & 1894)
$10,500. the pair

Very Near Fine First Editions of these two Sherlock Holmes highspots.  Gilt titles on each front board nice and bright, much fresher than usual.  Internally each copy also infinitely nicer than other copies we…

EINSTEIN, Albert [Translated by Robert W. Lawson, D.Sc.]

Relativity:The Special and the General Theory

London: Methuen & C., (1920)
$2,850.

First UK Edition and the very first edition in English of this landmark title, one of the truly monumental works of our time; indeed, of all time. A stunning copy: tight, unblemished in any…

Relativity: The Special & General Theory
EINSTEIN, Albert [Translated by Robert W. Lawson, D.Sc.]

Relativity: The Special & General Theory [Sold]

London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., [1920]
$32,500.

This incredibly rare SIGNED First Edition in English of Einstein’s monumental work. A near fine copy, signed on the front free endpaper, and from the library of Henry Tatnall (Tat) Brown, Jr., Dean of Haverford…