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London: Penguin Books, 1947.
First Penguin paperback edition of Greene’s account of his 1938 trip to Mexico, the counterpart to his award-winning novel The Power and the Glory. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Ownership name to the front panel and half-title page. In very good condition.
Price: $15.00 Item Number: 119678
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition of Dell’Isola’s concise bibliography of Merton’s works up until 1956. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $15.00 Item Number: 96129
New York: Spark Publishing, 2003.
First edition of this overview of the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original illustrated boards. In fine condition.
Price: $15.00 Item Number: 114889
"The Architect, by his arrangement of forms, realizes an order which is a pure creation of his spirit": First edition exhibition catalog from the Yale University School of Architecture
New Haven: Yale School of Architecture, 2008.
First edition catalog of the Painting the Glass House exhibition organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum with the Yale School of Architecture. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with photographs. In fine condition.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 88094
Concord Free Press, 2013.
First edition of the photographic work, which looked at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaways in Queens, New York. Edited with an introduction by Hamilton Fish. Essays and reporting by Daniel Borrero, Christopher Carr, Luke Hammill, Mary Norris and Joshua Ogogo. Oblong quarto, original illustrated wrappers, photographs throughout. In fine condition.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 75423
New York: The Viking Press, 1975.
First edition of this collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamson.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 43763
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1980.
First edition of this tribute to Nabokov. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Edited by Peter Quennell. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 36337
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1966.
First edition of the only play by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Alan Ball.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 34864
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.
Early printing of this collection of poems. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Gerald Stern on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 99822
The Apple and the Spectroscope being Lectures on Poetry designed (in the main) for Science Students.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1951.
First edition of this collection of lectures on poetry designed for students of science at St. Catherine’s College. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $20.00 Item Number: 115631
"This is the first time I have tried to tell anyone this, and it isn't easy": First American edition of Cees Nooteboom's The Following Story
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1991.
First American edition of Nooteboom’s mysterious tale. Octavo, original half cloth. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Claude Verlinde. Jacket photograph by Simone Sassen.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 117061
New York: The Viking Press, 1961.
Early printing of this Greene novel set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Bill English.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 89443
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948.
First edition of Caldwell’s sensational American tragedy. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the crown of the spine. Jacket design by Robert Graves.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 95897
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.
Early printing of this wonderfully illustrated work by the author of Jumanji. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 1162
Athens: Ikaros, 1995.
First Greek edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 117359