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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

"NIELSEN'S MOST SPECTACULAR AND CELEBRATED BOOK"

NIELSEN, Kay. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. London, 1914.

Signed limited first edition of this classic collection of Norwegian folk tales, illustrated with 25 superb mounted color plates and decorative in-text line cuts by famed artist Kay Nielsen, number 68 of only 500 copies numbered and signed by him. A scarce and magnificent masterpiece in excellent condition, with original silk ties present. $29,000.

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Hound of the Baskervilles

"NOT SUCH A HOUND AS MORTAL EYES HAVE EVER SEEN"

CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. Hound of the Baskervilles. London, 1902.

First edition, first issue, of the third Sherlock Holmes novel, widely regarded as the best of the series and "one of the most gripping stories in the English language," with 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. $12,500.

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Fantastic Beasts

INSCRIBED BY ROWLING

ROWLING, J.K. Fantastic Beasts. London, 2001. Two volumes. First editions of Rowling's two whimsical "textbooks" from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, each boldly signed by her on the title page, with the Quidditch volume additionally inscribed by her: "To Christina, lots of love." $12,000.

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Kidnapped

“ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT ADVENTURE STORIES OF ALL TIMES”

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Kidnapped. [London], 1886.

First edition, first issue of one of Stevenson’s most enduring works, with the wonderful, large color map tracing “David Balfour’s Wanderings.” From the library of renowned collector Frank Hogan, with his bookplate. $8200.

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Emma

"HER GREATEST NOVEL"

AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London, 1833.

Second edition of the last novel Austen published in her lifetime, her exquisitely comedic and unerringly insightful social satire—"artistry… as elaborate as any novelist has ever achieved," the first edition to list Austen as the author by name and the first illustrated edition, with engraved frontispiece illustration and engraved vignette title page. Beautifully bound. $6200.

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Invisible Man

INSCRIBED BY RALPH ELLISON

ELLISON, Ralph. Invisible Man. New York, 1952.

First edition, third printing of Ralph Ellison’s great American novel, inscribed by Ellison on the half title: "For Richard Swanston, whose grandfather Thomas Talley is responsible for some of the insights that appear herein. Sincerely, Ralph Ellison." $6000.

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Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]

LOVELY SENDAK-ILLUSTRATED POSTER FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NUTCRACKER, 1983, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]. Seattle, 1983.

Beautiful poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the Pacific Northwest Ballet's 1983 world premiere of the Nutcracker, featuring sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak, inscribed at the bottom of the image for presentation to a close friend and neighbor: "For Mike—with complete pleasure!—Maurice Sendak Jul '84." $2700.

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