Signed Chicago Daily Tribune with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Signed by Harry S. Truman. It was an incorrect banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President, Harry S. Truman, won an upset victory over Republican challenger and Governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, in the 1948 presidential election. It was famously held up by Truman at a public appearance following his successful election, smiling triumphantly at the error. The erroneous headline of the Chicago Daily Tribune (now just the Chicago Tribune) became notorious after a jubilant Truman was photographed holding a copy of the paper during a stop at St. Louis Union Station while returning by train from his home in Independence, Missouri, to Washington, D.C.The Tribune, which had once referred to Truman as a “nincompoop”, was a famously Republican-leaning paper. In a retrospective article over half a century later about the newspaper’s most famous and embarrassing headline, the Tribune wrote that Truman “had as low an opinion of the Tribune as it did of him.
New York: Maecenas Press & Random House, 1969.
Folio, one of 2500 numbered copies, signed by Salvador Dali on the title page. With original etching in colors and 12 full page color plates by Dali. Loose as issued in original brown silk chemise decorated in gilt, tan leather-backed clamshell case with imitation bone clasps. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
New York: Orientalia, 1924.
First edition limited to 800 copies. Quarto, original half cloth, over papered boards. brown morocco label to the spine. Title page printed in red and black, folding map, 128 photogravures on 109 plates, 53 plans and elevations. In excellent condition with some rubbing to the bottom cloth. and light rubbing to the extremities. Rare.
"It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panoply, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes": First Editions of Marlborough: His Life and Times; Volume Three Inscribed by Winston Churchill
London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1933-38.
First editions of each volume. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates and document facsimiles, top edge gilt. Volume 3 is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Hailsham from Winston October 1936.” The recipient was Baron Hailsham, who held the title 2nd Viscount Hailsham from 1950 to 1963, who was known for the vigor with which he campaigned for the Conservative Party and the influence of his political writing. He voted against Neville Chamberlain in the Norway Debate of May 1940, and supported Winston Churchill. He and Churchill remained lifelong friends. He was considered for the leadership of his party (which would have led to his becoming Prime Minister) in 1963, and held for more than a decade the office formerly held by his father, Lord Chancellor. Fine in the original dust jackets which are in very good to near fine condition. A very nice association.
“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why": First Edition of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men; Signed by Him
New York: Covici-Friede, 1937.
First edition, first issue, with the words “and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula” printed as lines 20 and 21 on page 9, and bullet between the eights on page 88. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968.
First edition of the author’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both James D. Watson and Francis Crick on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to the spine crown. Rare signed by both Watson and Crick.
"There are moments which are made up of too much stuff for them to be lived at the time they occur": First Editions of Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy and Smileys People; Each Signed by John Le Carre
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974-1979..
First editions of each title in the author’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by John Le Carre on the title page. Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy is signed “David Cornwell aka John LeCarre.” Each is very good to near fine in near fine dust jackets. An excellent set, uncommon in this condition and signed.
London: Universal Bridge of Trade , 1931.
First edition. Folio, gilt-lettered stamped sterling silver corners on front cover, moire silk doublures; all edges gilt. Contains forty four photogravure portrait and view plates, tissue guards. Text in parallel columns in English and French.
New York: Rinehart & Compnay, 1952.
First edition of the first collection of the Peanuts cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Nan + John Charles M. Schulz, who has added a large drawing of Snoopy with a heart. In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Desirable signed and with the original drawing of Snoopy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.