• First Edition of Lady and the Tramp; Warmly Inscribed by Ward Greene to fellow cartoonist Chester Gould and Creator of Dick Tracy

    Greene, Ward [Walt Disney].

    Lady and the Tramp.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.

    First edition of Ward Greene’s Lady and the Tramp. Octavo, original cloth, with charming illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi. Foreword by Walt Disney. Association copy, warmly inscribed by Greene on the front free endpaper, “For Chester – with fondest regards Jimmie Greene.” The recipient, American cartoonist Chester Gould, was best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip which enjoyed a long run in the newspaper syndicate ‘King Features’ which Greene edited and managed for many years. Ward’s colleague Hal Foster, the creator of the Tarzan and Prince Valiant comic strips first referred to Ward with the affectionate nickname ‘Jimmie.’ Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the rear panel. A rare association copy.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • John F. Kennedy's Profiles In Courage; Inscribed by Him to Judge Carl Wahlstrom

    Kennedy, John F.

    Profiles In Courage.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.

    First edition, early printing of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Judge Carl Wahlstrom with high esteem John Kennedy,” Inscription to the recipient, bookplate of Judge Wahlstrom to the front pastedown, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Grushkin.

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  • “Tell me Miss Trench, do you play any other games?": First Edition of Ian Fleming’s Dr. No; signed by actor Sean Connery

    Fleming, Ian.

    Dr. No.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.

    First edition in the first-issue dust jacket with Fleming’s name printed in black on the spine of the sixth Bond thriller, first state binding (Gilbert’s variant A), without the “Honeychile” silhouette; the silhouette was later added to bring it in line with other titles in the series which bore designs on the front board. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Sean Connery on the front free endpaper, who starred as James Bond in the first 007 film bearing the same name. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Pat Marriott. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by Sean Connery.

    Price: $7,800.00

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  • First Edition of The Life of Gen. James A. Garfield; Signed by him one month prior to winning the November 1880 presidential election

    Bundy, J.M. [James A. Garfield].

    The Life of Gen. James A. Garfield.

    New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1880.

    First edition of Bundy’s illustrated biography of the 20th President of the United States. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Garfield, rebacked. Presentation copy, inscribed by Garfield on the front free endpaper, “Compliments of J.A. Garfield, Mentor, Dec. 2, 1880.” Garfield inscribed the present volume precisely one month prior to winning the 1880 Presidential election on November 2nd. This win marked the sixth consecutive victory in the presidential election for the Republican Party, its longest winning streak in American history. In very good condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. This work was published prior to the now commonplace practice of presidential biographies and autobiographies. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed by Garfield.

    Price: $8,800.00

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  • "LIGHT OF MY LIFE, FIRE OF MY LOINS": FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF NABOKOV'S TOUR DE FORCE LOLITA; from the library of Elizabeth Bishop

    Nabokov, Vladimir.

    Lolita.

    Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.

    First edition, association copy of Nabokov’s masterpiece from the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Bishop and Nabokov both gained international recognition for their mastery of prose in America in the mid-20th century. It was not until Nabokov began writing in the English language that he gained a reputation as a great writer, and it was the present volume that catapulted his career. Referred to by Dwight Garner as “the most purely gifted poet of the 20th century”, Elizabeth Bishop’s first book North & South, was first published in 1946 and won the Houghton Mifflin Prize for poetry. She would go on to become the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Nabokov was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An important association, linking two masters of English prose.

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  • Autographed Letter Signed from Ernest Hemingway to his biographer A.E. Hotchner

    Hemingway, Ernest.

    Ernest Hemingway Autographed Letter Signed.

    Autograph letter signed by Ernest Hemingway on Hotel Suecia, Madrid letterhead, signed ‘Love Papa’ [June] 27, [1959].; light creasing along folds; with the original air mail postal envelope addressed in Hemingway‘s hand. Addressed to Aaron E. Hotchner, arranging to meet in Alicante, touching on boxing matches & bullfighting. It reads, “Dear Hotch: We’d figured out all the combinations of meeting and still making Zaragoza. But then got your wire departure delayed…Flight at Alicante is 6pm June 28th. We will meet at Carleton Hotel – (Biggest there) will leave tickets. To get to Alicante you can fly to Valencia and take taxi from there. But Bill[ Nathan ‘Bill’ Davis] says best take taxi from here via Albacette. ALBACETTE…Antonio in fine physical and mental shape. But this is his first with Luis Miguel since L.M. retired and it is rough to make your comeback fight after such a bad wound. Am also betting on the Swede [Ingemar Johansson]S…bet him at 4/1 and thinks he should make it…See you soon Hotch. Wish we were meeting you and driving up together. Love Papa. We have Salmon pink English Ford with Gibraltar license plates E H.” Framed with a portrait of Hemingway. Aaron Edward Hotchner was an editor, biographer, novelist and playwright. In 1948, he met Ernest Hemingway, and the two were close friends until Hemingway’s death in 1961. Hotchner wrote Papa Hemingway, his 1966 biography of Hemingway, whose work he had also adapted for plays and television. He wrote many teleplays in the 1950s and 1960s, including adaptations of Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Killers, and The Fifth Column.

    Price: $9,200.00

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