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FIRST EDITION PLAY SCRIPT FOR CHARLES DICKENS:  NICHOLAS NICKLEBY —  IN A FRENCH PERFORMANCE

[DICKENS, CHARLES.]  (1812-1870). English novelist.   Prosper DINAUX and Gustave LEMOINE, DRAMATISTS, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, OU LES MENDIANS DE LONDRES.  Drame en Cinq Actes et Six Tableaux. Paris: La France Dramatique au Dix-neuvieme Siecle, 1842.  Series edited by C. Tresse.  Large octavo, original printed yellow wrappers.  First Edition.

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HUDSON MAXIM:  “A MOMENT WHEN THE WORLD IS TEETERING ON THE RIM AND VERGE OF … HELL.”

MAXIM, HUDSON (1853-1927) U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a range of explosives, including a high power smokeless gunpowder. The book: Capitalism vs. Bolshevism by George L. Walker Inscribed on front free endpaper: “To my friend Dr. W.R. Whitney with great regards and all best wishes for Christmas 1919 – a moment when the world is teetering on the rim and verge of … hell…”

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE —  AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL WRITES A FAMILY MEMBER THAT HE WILL AID IN PROMOTING LIEUTENANT MAURY’S NEW BOOK PIONEERING OCEANOGRAPHY STUDY

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; authored: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837); Scarce and desirable Autograph Letter Signed, “Nath. Hawthorne”, while serving as US Consul.  Nearly two full separate pages, quarto.   U. S. Consulate, Liverpool, June 8th, 1855.  To George Manning.

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“I HAVE TO MORE OR LESS CUT MYSELF OFF FROM ALL CONNECTIONS OF THIS SORT UNTIL I GET MY BOOK [YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN] DONE/ WHICH IS GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS PIECE OF WORK”

WOLFE, THOMAS.  (1900-1938).  American novelist; wrote Look Homeward, Angel (1929), Of Time and the River (1935), and You Can’t Go Home Again (posthumously published, 1940).  Very Rare Typed Letter Signed, “Thomas Wolfe”.  Two separate pages, quarto.  Roanoke, Virginia, April 28, 1937.  To Mr. Palmer. 

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SCARCE LETTER FROM THE COMMANDER OF ‘OLD IRONSIDES’  DEFENDING HIS ACTIONS AS CAPTAIN AND RESTATING THE EVIDENCE GIVEN IN HIS COURT MARTIAL OF 1825

STEWART, CHARLES. (1778 – 1869) United States Naval officer who commanded a number of US Navy ships, including USS Constitution; saw service during the Quasi War and both Barbary Wars in the Mediterranean along North Africa and the War of 1812.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed,  “Cha. Stewart”. Four full pages, quarto. Philada[elphia], June 10th, 1829.  To Hon. Samuel D. Ingham, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington.  

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THE LIMITED EDITION OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S: THE WINNING OF THE WEST

CONTAINING A FABULOUS AND LENGTHY MANUSCRIPT PAGE, ALL IN ROOSEVELT’S HAND, ON THE ACTIONS AND CHARACTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON DURING THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE NORTHWESTERN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE.  (1858-1919).  26th President of the United States.  The Daniel Boone Edition of his: The Winning of the West.  First Edition. Set #120 of only 200 thus issued.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1900.  Four hefty volumes. Brown leather spines with gilt lettering. 

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THE NOTED ASTRONOMER, HERSCHEL, REVEALS THAT: “I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN THE USE OF MICROSCOPES”

HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM. (1792-1871). British mathematician, astronomer, and inventor; known for his discoveries related to the moons of Saturn and Uranus and for his pioneering work in early photographic processes, including coining the word ‘photography’ itself;   President of the Royal Astronomical Society.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed “J. F. W. Herschel”. One page, octavo. No place, no date.

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