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Wonderful archive of 98 original letters from e. e. cummings to his dermatologist, 1952-62 by Cummings, E. E

Correspondence between the poet and his skin doctor (cummings had a longtime problem with his hands that proved a major distraction psychologically and a significant obstacle to his creative output), the Viennese intellectual Richard Hoffman (1893-1963),...

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$20,000.00


Group of 25 typed letters from Cheever to his daughter, 1960-1976 by Cheever, John

Very Good. Provenance: purchased from a scout who attended the estate sale a few years ago at the Cheever house in Ossining, NY. 25 letters, funny, personal, warm, gossipy and literary. With original envelopes. All no more than a page in length, detaili...

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$12,500.00


APOCRYPHA (1611 King James Bible) finely bound by N/a

London: Robert Barker, 1611. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First edition, taken from the 'He' version, of the entire APOCRYPHA, Authorized Version, known as the King James Bible, 1611. Folio, finely bound in full morocco gilt, with printed ti...

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$12,500.00


First folio & illustrated Bible in English printed in the US: The Christian's New and Complete Family Bible: or, Universal Library of Divine Knowledge (Philadelphia, 1788-1790) by (Early American Bible)

Philadelphia & Berwick: Printed by and for John Taylor, 1790. Hardcover. fair. Despite the general title page and the NT title page being Berwick/John Taylor, extremely likely the Philadelphia printing with a cancel title page, the first folio Bible...

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$7,500.00


$4,500.00


Historia Troiana Guidonis [History of the Trojan War & Destruction of Troy] 1486 by Guido delle Colonne

Strassburg: Georg Husner, 1486. Good. Folio, old leather boards 29 cm tall, pages are 28 cm tall, 87 leaves (possibly lacking last blank; there is a last blank but it may be slightly later), text in two columns mainly of 43 lines with handcolored initii...

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$4,500.00


Maticia, or the New Creation (poem): 1882 manuscript with original artwork by Scalp Level artists, plus 1914 published version by Pope, J. William (1826-1916); George Hetzel, J. R. Woodwell, Martin Leisser, et al

Very Good. The 1882 manuscript is bound with recent cloth spine and Arches paper covers, measures 11 x 8.5 inches, 60 leaves, the manuscript to Western Pennsylvania poet's long, visionary, Blakean and Whitmanesque poem, with fantastic, almost Sweden...

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$4,000.00


Maticia, or, The New Creation. MANUSCRIPT and copy of the first published edition by Pope, J. William; George Hetzel; et. al

Pittsburgh: H. B. Brockett, 1914. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Rare Whitmanesque poem by Pittsburgh author in manuscript, as well as a later published version, illustrated by Western Pennsylvania's finest artists. "Written in 1881, il...

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$3,825.00


Romances sans Paroles (1891, inscribed); La Bonne Chanson (1891, inscribed); Parallèlement (1889, inscribed) by Verlaine, Paul

Paris: Léon Vanier, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. Published 1891, Romances sans Paroles is a nouvelle edition, inscribed to Guy de Passillé, a fellow writer. The other two volumes are also inscribed to him on blank pages preceeding the books...

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$3,500.00


Les Vies Des Hommes illustres Grecs & Romains, comparees l'une avec l'autre par Plutarque de Chaeronaee (1559, 3 folio volumes); Les Oeuvres Morales & Mesleees de Plutarque (1572, 4 folio volumes) by Plutarch / Plutarque, trans. Jacques Aymot

Paris: Michel de Vascosan, 1572. Very Good. 7 folio volumes in all, each measuring 14.75 inches tall (37.5 cm), bound in early 18th century acid-bitten calfskin, heavily gilt decorated spines, with the old gilt stamp of Les Mis d'Estampes on each cover,...

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$3,500.00


Extraordinary archive of letters from Jewish sisters in Germany (1941) to sister in NYC, from brother in Haifa 1941-1950 by (World War II - Jewish Holocaust - Israel)

In German. Archive documenting the Hohenberg family during the Holocaust and after. Some biographical and genealogical details: this is an archive of the four Hohenberg siblings: the oldest, Johanna Hohenberg (b. 1871) married Shimon Gottschalk of Aberna...

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$3,500.00


Group of letters, notes, publications, inscribed by Hesse to Richard Hoffman by Hesse, Hermann & Ninon

Please contact us for complete list: 8 notes / cards / publications signed and inscribed by Hesse, and several long letters and notes from Ninon Hesse, written from Sils Maria. This includes a typed note written within days of his death in 1962, a fair c...

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$3,500.00


Extraordinary archive of 150 letters between the founder of the Western Pennsylvania Medical School (University of Pittsburgh) and his wife, plus letters from Thomas Spencer Wells, William Stewart Halsted, John Milton Duff, James B. Murdoch and others by McCann, James (1837-1893)

The letters date from 1886-1893, and are divided fairly evenly between letters from James McCann to his wife Martha and her letters to him. Most letters are 4 or more pages, one is upwards of 15pp. Most have their envelopes. In addition, there is one le...

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$3,000.00


Nobleza Del Andaluzia (1588) by Argote de Molina, Gonzalo

Sevilla / Seville: Fernando Diaz, 1588. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1588. Folio (30 cm), modern vellum and endpapers, title page in facsimile on old laid paper, a good copy, (18) 348ff. (i.e. 696 pp.) heavily illustrated with woodcut...

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$3,000.00


Journals of Congress. Containing The Proceedings From Sept. 5. 1774. to Jan. 1. 1776., Volume 1 by [American Congress]

Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1777. First edition. Very Good. 8vo., in 19th-century half leather, marbled boards, two leather title labels, even more recent spine leather. 310, [12] pp.Minor institutional marks: bookplate on pastedown, small ink squiggle on ...

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$3,000.00


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