"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird"; First edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Inscribed by Harper Lee
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Inscribed by the author in a tipped in page, “To Timothy with best wishes Harper Lee.” Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket that has had some professional restoration. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The first edition had a printing run of 5,000.
“A MAN DOES WHAT HE MUST — IN SPITE OF PERSONAL CONSEQUENCES”: PROFILES IN COURAGE; INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition, early printing. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Monsignor Charles D. McInnis with every good wish John Kennedy.” Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
London: John Churchill and Sam. Manship, 1714.
First edition. Folio, full contemporary brown calf, three volumes. Frontispiece of John Locke to volume one. With armorial bookplate of Sir John Vanhattem in each volume. In near fine condition, with light wear to bindings; text extremely clean with large margins. A beautiful set.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.
First edition, later printing. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Anthony Amari best regards John Kennedy.” Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM
Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49.” Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in very good condition shows some rubbing. Edited by Paul Arthur Schhilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” on the lower left hand corner. Some light spotting and surface wear. The signature is lightly smudged. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. The entire piece is 12.5 inches by 15 inches. Matted and framed.
ONE OF THE GREATEST LITHOGRAPHIC WORKS EVER PRINTED: BEAUTIFUL COPY OF ROBERTS’ HOLY LAND, EGYPT AND NUBIA, FINELY BOUND
London: Day & Son, 1855-56.
First quarto edition. Six volumes bound in three. Quarto, bound in full morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and front and rear panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In near fine condition. Contains 250 magnificent tinted lithographs.
"The General Theory is a great book, at once more naïve and more profound than the ‘Keynesian economics’ ... I believe that Keynes’s theory is the right kind of theory": One Page Manuscript by Milton Friedman on J.M. Keynes' The General Theory
One page signed manuscript from Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman discussing Keynes’ The General Theory. In it he writes, a page of manuscript in Friedman’s hand, written in 1971 in reply ‘to criticisms of my work from a so-called Keynesian point of view’, Friedman writes “One reward from writing this reply has been the necessity of rereading earlier work, in particular [Keynes’s] . . . General Theory. The General Theory is a great book, at once more naive and more profound than the ‘Keynesian economics’ that Leijonhufvud contrasts with the ‘economics of Keynes.’…“I believe that Keynes’s theory is the right kind of theory in its simplicity, its concentration on a few key magnitudes, its potential fruitfulness. I have been led to reject it, not on these grounds, but because I believe that it has been contradicted by evidence: its predictions have not been confirmed by experience. This failure suggests that it has not isolated what are ‘really’ the key factors in short-run economic change. “The General Theory is profound in the wide range of problems to which Keynes applies his hypothesis, in the interpretations of the operation of modern economies and, particularly, of capital markets that are strewn throughout the book…” A few lines crossed out, signed by Milton Friedman. Matted and framed. An important and unique document linking Friedman and Keynes, two of the greatest economist’s of the twentieth century, with the former’s critique of the latter’s magnum opus The General Theory.
"I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren": Rare First Editions, First Printings of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55.
First editions, first printings of each title comprising the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Octavo, original red cloth, 3 volumes. The Fellowship of the Ring has some minor offsetting to the endpapers, near fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with one small closed tear. The Two Towers has some offsetting to the endpapers, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. The Return of the King has some minor offsetting to the endpapers, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional set, rare in this condition.
First edition of George Catlins Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians; Bound in Contemporary Leather
London: Published By the Author, At the Egyptian Hall, 1841.
First edition, first issue. Octavo, bound in contemporary gilt-paneled calf. With 3 maps and 310 plates. An exceptional near fine example, rebacked, with the plates clean. Rare in contemporary calf.
"Yesterday's fairy tale is today's fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience": first edition of north to the orient; signed by both anne and Charles lindbergh
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1935.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Anne Morrow Lindbergh in the year of publication and Charles Lindbergh on the half-title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and tear to the extremities.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1903.
First British edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Miss [Elizabeth] Healy. with kind regards from H.G. Wells.” In very good condition with light wear to the extremities.
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