Item Number: 1427
New York: Dutton, 1953.
First American edition of this mountaineering classic. Octavo, orginal cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some chipping to the crown of the spine. Named by National Geographic’s as one of the 100 Greatest Adventure books of the 20th century.
Other Books by this Author
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876.
First edition, later printing of the author’s second book. Octavo, original publishers cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Chas Warren Stoddard from his friend Mark Twain Hartford Oct. 1877.” The recipient was Charles Stoddard, a fellow American writer who grew up on the East Coast but settled in San Francisco in 1859, and was there when Twain arrived there. Stoddard like Twain was a world traveler, beginning in 1873 he embarked on a five year world tour as a correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, and beginning in 1880 he became co-editor with Bret Hart of the Overland Monthly, which had published some of Twain’s earliest writings. In near fine condition with light wear to the spine ends. Tipped in is a 1924 catalog description of this copy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed books by Twain are fairly uncommon, association copies inscribed to friends and associates are more so.
First American Edition of Seven Years in Tibet; Lengthily Inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in the Year of Publication
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954.
First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in the year of publication in both English and Tibetan. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine panel.
First Edition, First Issue of Roger Tory Peterson's First Book A Field Guide to the Birds; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934.
First edition, first state with the date on title page and with “Bob-pumper” on index page 155. Octavo, original green pebbled cloth with numerous full-page plates by the author. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Phyllis Bergen with my compliments- a poor atonement for ruined eyesight Roger T. Peterson.” The recipient Phyllis Bergen is thanked by Peterson in the preface of this volume. This book was most likely presented upon publication as a thank you to the recipient. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine and front panel.
New York: Villard Books, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jon Krakauer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.