The Library of Dr. Rodney P. Swantko

The Library of Dr. Rodney P. Swantko

The Library of Dr. Rodney P. Swantko

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47 results sorted by Lot number (low to high)

47 results sorted by

Lot number (low to high)

Adams, Ansel | Half Dome, Merced River

1 Adams, Ansel | Half Dome, Merced River

Baum, L. Frank | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; first edition, presentation copy

2 Baum, L. Frank | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; first edition, presentation copy

[Burke, Edmund — French Revolution] | An Historical Sketch of the French Revolution

3 [Burke, Edmund — French Revolution] | An Historical Sketch of the French Revolution

[Chicago Architecture] | The Architectural Work of Graham Anderson Probst & White, Chicago and Their Predecessors

4 [Chicago Architecture] | The Architectural Work of Graham Anderson Probst & White, Chicago and Their Predecessors

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A most attractive example of Clemens's first novel, the Swann copy

5 Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A most attractive example of Clemens's first novel, the Swann copy

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | An exquisite example of Huckleberry Finn in blue cloth, the Doheny copy

6 Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | An exquisite example of Huckleberry Finn in blue cloth, the Doheny copy

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A fine, bright copy of Huckleberry Finn in green cloth

7 Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A fine, bright copy of Huckleberry Finn in green cloth

Dickens, Charles | An extraordinary presentation copy of the author's best-loved book

8 Dickens, Charles | An extraordinary presentation copy of the author's best-loved book

Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir | The most significant Sherlock Holmes manuscript extant

9 Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir | The most significant Sherlock Holmes manuscript extant

[Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir] |  Sidney Paget's original illustration of "The Death of Sherlock Holmes"

10 [Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir] | Sidney Paget's original illustration of "The Death of Sherlock Holmes"

Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir | The Hound of the Baskervilles; perhaps the best-loved crime story

11 Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir | The Hound of the Baskervilles; perhaps the best-loved crime story

[Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir] — Vincent Starrett | The Unique Hamlet: "one of the rarest pieces of Sherlockiana"

12 [Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir] — Vincent Starrett | The Unique Hamlet: "one of the rarest pieces of Sherlockiana"

[Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir] — Vincent Starrett | The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, a large paper dedication copy of this pinnacle of Sherlockiana

13 [Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan, Sir] — Vincent Starrett | The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, a large paper dedication copy of this pinnacle of Sherlockiana

Fitzgerald, F. Scott | The Beautiful and Damned; first edition, presentation copy to Harry Hansen

14 Fitzgerald, F. Scott | The Beautiful and Damned; first edition, presentation copy to Harry Hansen

Fitzgerald, F. Scott | The Great Gatsby; first edition, inscribed to Zelda's sister and her husband

15 Fitzgerald, F. Scott | The Great Gatsby; first edition, inscribed to Zelda's sister and her husband

Fitzgerald, F. Scott | Tender is the Night; first edition, inscribed to Donald Ogden Stewart

16 Fitzgerald, F. Scott | Tender is the Night; first edition, inscribed to Donald Ogden Stewart

Frost, Robert | A Boy's Will, signed by the author

17 Frost, Robert | A Boy's Will, signed by the author

Frost, Robert | "Good fences make good neighbors."

18 Frost, Robert | "Good fences make good neighbors."

[Gaspey, Thomas, attributed] | Richmond; or, Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Officer

19 [Gaspey, Thomas, attributed] | Richmond; or, Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Officer

Hemingway, Ernest | The author's first book, retaining the elusive glassine jacket

20 Hemingway, Ernest | The author's first book, retaining the elusive glassine jacket

[Irving, Washington] | The first appearances of "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

21 [Irving, Washington] | The first appearances of "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Kerouac, Jack | On the Road; first edition, inscribed to Joyce Johnson

22 Kerouac, Jack | On the Road; first edition, inscribed to Joyce Johnson

Melville, Herman | "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme."

23 Melville, Herman | "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme."

Nabokov, Vladimir | Lolita; first edition, inscribed to Graham Greene with a butterfly

24 Nabokov, Vladimir | Lolita; first edition, inscribed to Graham Greene with a butterfly

Nabokov, Vladimir | Lolita; first American edition, inscribed to his wife Véra with a butterfly drawing

25 Nabokov, Vladimir | Lolita; first American edition, inscribed to his wife Véra with a butterfly drawing

Poe, Edgar Allan | Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature

26 Poe, Edgar Allan | Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature

Poe, Edgar Allan | The earliest Poe manuscripts still in private hands

27 Poe, Edgar Allan | The earliest Poe manuscripts still in private hands

Poe, Edgar Allan | "The fever called living is conquered at last."

28 Poe, Edgar Allan | "The fever called living is conquered at last."

Poe, Edgar Allan | The very fine Swann-Self set of the first collected edition

29 Poe, Edgar Allan | The very fine Swann-Self set of the first collected edition

Riley, James Whitcomb | "My doctern is to lay aside Contensions, and be satisfied."

30 Riley, James Whitcomb | "My doctern is to lay aside Contensions, and be satisfied."

Steinbeck, John | Cup of Gold—a fine first edition of the author's first novel

31 Steinbeck, John | Cup of Gold—a fine first edition of the author's first novel

Steinbeck, John | To a God Unknown, inscribed to the author's book designer

32 Steinbeck, John | To a God Unknown, inscribed to the author's book designer

Steinbeck, John | Presentation copy of Tortilla Flat in striking condition

33 Steinbeck, John | Presentation copy of Tortilla Flat in striking condition

Steinbeck, John | Cannery Row, presented to the dedicatee

34 Steinbeck, John | Cannery Row, presented to the dedicatee

Steinbeck, John | The First Watch—an exploration of unfulfilled expectations

35 Steinbeck, John | The First Watch—an exploration of unfulfilled expectations

Stevenson, Robert Louis | Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

36 Stevenson, Robert Louis | Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

Thomas Taylor [artist] | The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

37 Thomas Taylor [artist] | The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Whitman, Walt | "Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!"

38 Whitman, Walt | "Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!"

Whitman, Walt | "Walt Whitman, an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos"

39 Whitman, Walt | "Walt Whitman, an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos"

[Golf] — Clapcott, C[harles]. B[lackstone]. | An unusually full set of his privately issued works on the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.

40 [Golf] — Clapcott, C[harles]. B[lackstone]. | An unusually full set of his privately issued works on the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.

[Golf] — Forgan, Robert, Jr. | An early instructional manual by a St. Andrews golfer and club-maker

41 [Golf] — Forgan, Robert, Jr. | An early instructional manual by a St. Andrews golfer and club-maker

[Golf] — Hogan, William Ben | Hogan's tenth major championship?

42 [Golf] — Hogan, William Ben | Hogan's tenth major championship?

[Golf] — Hopkinson, Cecil | The "definitive study of early golf literature"

43 [Golf] — Hopkinson, Cecil | The "definitive study of early golf literature"

[Golf] — [Robb, George] | The first—and still a significant—anthology of golf, in the original wrappers

44 [Golf] — [Robb, George] | The first—and still a significant—anthology of golf, in the original wrappers

[Golf] — The Thistle Golf Club | Manuscript record book of the Club

45 [Golf] — The Thistle Golf Club | Manuscript record book of the Club

[Golf] — Tillinghast, A[lbert]. W[arren]. | Evidently one of just four recorded copies

46 [Golf] — Tillinghast, A[lbert]. W[arren]. | Evidently one of just four recorded copies

[Golf] — Wood, Harry B. | Presentation copy of the limited, large-paper issue

47 [Golf] — Wood, Harry B. | Presentation copy of the limited, large-paper issue