Sotheby’s – The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part II

October 14th, 2011 by

The second highlights sale from the Library of an English Bibliophile features first editions of some of the greatest works of English and American Literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, often in exceptionally fine condition. This includes the First Folio and third folio editions of Shakespeare (1623 and 1664), a spectacular association copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses (with an annotated leaf from the typescript), extremely rare editions in wrappers of Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales and The Raven, fine copies in cloth of major works by Samuel Clemens, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others, and rare examples of some of the great highlights of modern literature preserved in the original dust-jackets (titles including Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, The Sound and the Fury, Tarzan of the Apes and The Maltese Falcon).