• First Edition of Dorothy Hartley's Food In England; in the uncommon dust jacket

    Hartley, Dorothy.

    Food In England.

    London: Macdonald, 1954.

    First edition of this classic work by the social historian Dorothy Hartley, which is both a cookery book and a history of English cuisine. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with Hartley’s own strong, detailed and lively illustrations. Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original jacket.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • Joseph Schumpeter’s Ten Great Economists in the rare original dust jacket

    Schumpeter, Joseph A.

    Ten Great Economists.

    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1952.

    First British edition of Schumpeter’s brilliant collection of essays by the greatest economists from Marx to Keynes. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket.

    Price: $650.00

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  • First Edition of From Here to Eternity; Inscribed by James Jones

    Jones, James.

    From Here to Eternity.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951.

    First edition of the author’s first book, one of the great novels of World War II. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Joe Greadagno With Best Wishes James Jones.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by SKA. Jacket photograph by Pat Maestro. A bulky book, usually found in inferior condition, this copy is a superior example. Signed copies of the trade edition are scarce.

    Price: $975.00

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  • John Hilton's Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Warmly inscribed by him

    Hilton, James. Illustrations by H.M. Brock.

    Good-bye, Mr. Chips.

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1940.

    Early printing of Hilton’s novella about a beloved schoolteacher. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to tooling to the spine, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ernest Lintschish, with warmest regards and admiration from James Hilton Christmas 1944.” In near fine condition. A sharp example.

    Price: $300.00

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  • “Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?”: Rare First Edition of Mary Poppins; Signed by P.L. Travers

    Travers, P.L.

    Mary Poppins.

    New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934.

    First American edition of this children’s classic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 27 line cuts (13 full-page) and chapter tailpieces by Mary Shepard. Boldly signed by P.L. Travers on the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing and wear. Rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $20,000.00

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  • "SO WE BEAT ON, BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT, BORNE BACK CEASELESSLY INTO THE PAST": FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT GATSBY

    Fitzgerald, F. Scott.

    The Great Gatsby.

    New York: Charles Scribners, 1925.

    First edition, first state with “chatter” p.60, “northern” p.119, “sick in tired” p.205, and “Union Street station” p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In very good condition with some toning to the extremities. A nice example.

    Price: $2,500.00

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  • “THOSE WHO HAVE EYES ON OUR MODERN WORLD WILL TAKE THIS AS A THRILLING INTRODUCTION TO THE MEN WHO SHAPE IT FOR US”: FIRST EDITION OF LEWIS W. HINE’S ICONIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY MEN AT WORK

    Hine, Lewis W.

    Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Men and Machines.

    New York: The Macmillan Co, 1932.

    First edition of Hine’s only book published in his lifetime, a landmark photobook in its celebration of “the dignity of labour and… the American skyscraper” (Parr & Badger). Small quarto, original green cloth, illustrated with 51 black-and-white photogravures. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Frederick A Blossom with many memories Feb. 21, 1933 Lewis W. Hine.” The recipient, Frederick Blossom worked in the Patterson, New Jersey silk mills and was the union secretary. In very good condition with some toning and wear to the extremities.

    Price: $4,200.00

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  • First Edition of Jack Kerouac's First Book The Town and the City

    Kerouac, Jack.

    The Town and the City.

    New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.

    First edition of the Kerouac’s first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Leo Manso.

    Price: $800.00

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  • FIRST EDITION OF MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; Signed by Coretta Scott King

    King, Coretta Scott.

    My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.

    First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Coretta Scott King on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed. A very nice example.

    Price: $450.00

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  • FIRST EDITION OF JOHN NICHOLS' THE NIRVANA BLUES; SIGNED BY HIM

    Nichols, John.

    The Nirvana Blues.

    New York: Holt, Richard and Winston, 1981.

    First edition of the final novel in Nichols’ New Mexico trilogy. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Nichols on the title page. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. A sharp example.

    Price: $75.00

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  • Upton Sinclair's Oil! A Romance of the Oil Fields; in the rare original dust jacket

    Sinclair, Upton.

    Oil! A Romance of the Oil Fields.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927.

    Early printing of Upton Sinclair’s social and political satire and the basis for the film There Will be Blood starring Daniel Day Lewis. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine just jacket with one small chip to the rear panel. A nice example.

    Price: $225.00

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  • Limited Salon Edition of Daphnis and Chloe; From the library of legendary actor Orson Welles with his ownership signature

    Welles, Orson) Longus. Illustrated by Raphael Collin.

    Daphnis and Chloe.

    Paris: Societe des Beaux Arts, c. 1900.

    Limited salon edition of this ancient Greek novel. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco inlays to the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous engravings with tissue guards. One of 550 numbered copies, this is number 204. Orson Welles’ copy with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. American actor, director, writer, and producer Orson Welles is remembered for his innovative work in theatre, radio, and film; particularly his 1941 mystery drama film Citizen Kane. Library stamps, in very good condition. Rare and desirable with noted provenance.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • First editions of each volume in Douglas Southall Freeman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography; Inscribed by him

    Freeman, Douglas Southall.

    R. E. Lee: A Biography.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-1935.

    First edition of Douglas Southall Freeman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert E. Lee. Octavo, four volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, “Inscribed for Mrs. Nan Walker Blackburn blessed in many things and most of all in her children, Douglas Southall Freeman.” In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. An exceptional example.

    Price: $850.00

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  • Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni's translation of Aristotle's poems and rhetoric; from the library of Dr. Thomas C. Oden

    Aristotle. Translated by Bernardo Segni.

    Rettorica et Poetica D’Aristotile.

    Venice: per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador & Francesco suo genero, 1551.

    Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni’s translation of Aristotle’s poems and rhetoric. Small octavo, bound in full 19th century calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt ruled, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, Dr. Thomas C. Oden. Regarded as the founder of the paleo-orthodox movement, Oden taught with a mission “to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity.” In very good condition. A unique association.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • First edition of The Supreme Court of the United States: Its Beginnings & Its Justices 1790-1991; Warmly inscribed by Warren E. Burger

    Burger, Warren. Edited by Don Reilly, Norman Murphy, and Chuck Timanus.

    The Supreme Court of the United States: Its Beginnings & Its Justices 1790-1991.

    Washington, D.C: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1992.

    First edition of this volume celebrating the Supreme Court and its foremost justices. Quarto, original pictorial boards, illustrated, index. Association copy, inscribed by the 15th Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger, on the front free endpaper, “For Hon. William H.G. FitzGerald – a man born to be an ambassador, and especially in London Warren E. Burger 1992.” The recipient, William H. G. FitzGerald, was an American investor and philanthropist, who served as United States Ambassador to Ireland from 1992 to 1993. Preface by William H. Rehnquist. Foreword by Warren E. Burger. In fine condition.

    Price: $475.00

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  • Original Silver Gelatin Print Signed twice by South African Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg

    Schadeberg, Jürgen.

    Benni “Banjo” Mrwebi Silver Gelatin Print Signed.

    1953.

    Rare silver gelatin print of Benni “Banjo” Mrwebi. Signed by the photographer Jurgen Schadeberg below the image and inscribed by him on the verso, “Benni “Banjo” Mrwebi. Joh’burg 1953 Jurgen Schadberg.” Benni Banjo, also known as ‘Gwigwi’, was a multi-talented clarinet, alto saxophone player, band leader, showman and clown. Gwigwi was leader of the Harlem Swingsters in the 1950’s. In fine condition. The photograph measures 10.75 by 13.75 inches.

    Price: $1,200.00

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  • First Edition of John Rawls' Political Liberalism; Signed by Him

    Rawls, John.

    Political Liberalism.

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

    First edition of this work which continues and revises the idea of justice as fairness as presented in A Theory of Justice. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Rawls on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carin Goldberg. From the library of Daniel Bell. Rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $6,800.00

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  • "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it": First Edition of The Alchemist; Signed by Paulo Coelho

    Coelho, Paulo.

    The Alchemist.

    San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1993.

    First edition in English of Coelho’s classic work, which has been translated into over 70 languages. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Paulo Coelho on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michele Wetherbee. Translated by Alan R. Clarke.

    Price: $1,450.00

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