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London: Reinhardt Books in Association with Viking, 1988.
First edition of the last novel published by Graham Greene. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Harvey.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 10225
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936.
First edition of this work published in celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Harvard College. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine, gilt Harvard Shield to the front panel. In near fine condition.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 102998
First Edition of Naomi James' At One With The Sea: Alone Around the World; From the library of Steve Fossett
London: Hutchinson/Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd, 1979.
First edition of the first woman to sail alone around the world by way of Cape Horn’s account of her voyage. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 111253
Rare original pamphlet featuring tennis pro vincent "vinnie" richards; published by dunlop tire and rubber company
New York: Dunlop Tire & Rubber Co, .
First edition pamphlet of tennis pro “Vinnie” Richards demonstrating his renowned tennis serve, drive, volley, slice, and racket grip. Stapled pamphlet opening vertically with sequential halftones and filmstrip border. Photo portrait of Vinnie Richards on the cover holding tennis rackets and trophy, published by Dunlop Tire & Rubber Company with advertisements for their tennis balls, rackets, hockey pucks and golf balls at rear. In near fine condition.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 81264
London: Faber & Faber Limited, .
First edition of this work by the author of The Alexandria Quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 115844
"I met the first of my three or four successive wives in somewhat odd circumstances": First edition of Nabokov's Look at the Harlequins!
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974.
First edition of the final novel published before Nabokov’s death. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with one small chip back panel. Dust jacket portrait of Nabokov by Halsman. Jacket design by Robert L. Mitchell.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 89041
London: Johnathan Cape, 1929.
First edition of this collection of two of the great playwright’s works including the long theo-philosophical meditation, Lazarus Laughed, which called for more than one hundred actors making up a masked chorus. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 111219
New York: Walker and Company, 1971.
First edition of this novel by the author of Ralph 124C 41+. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carl Weiss. Edited with an introduction by Sam Moskowitz.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 108014
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
First edition of this novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Updike on the title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket illustrations by Arnold Roth.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 116783
"He was powerless because he had no precise desire, and this tortured him because he was vainly seeking something to desire": First edition in English of Nabokov's first novel Mary
New York: McGraw-Hill International, Inc, 1970.
First edition in English of Nabokov’s debut novel. Octavo, original black cloth, mustard yellow endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very sharp example.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 89061
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
First edition of this collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 118927
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1933.
First edition of the second book in the author’s Colonel Weatherford series. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated by J. Alden Twachtman. One of 1450 copies printed for Eugene V. Connett at the Derrydale Press. Bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 116022
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.
First edition of Nichols’ fifth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Nichols on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design and illustration by Neil Stuart.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 95882
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
First edition of Stone’s first novel, a fictionalized account of his harrowing experiences in Vietnam. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Joe, Oliver Stone.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Steve Sonder. Jacket illustration by Sergio Premoli.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 115105
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1928.
First American edition of the story of Arnold Blettsworthy, shipwreck survivor and WWI veteran. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Stamps to the pastedown and front free endpaper,
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 109506
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938.
First edition of the author’s collection of hunting reminiscences and tales of horsemanship. Octavo, original cloth with labels to the spine and front panel lettered in gilt, illustrated by Smithson Broadhead. One of 950 numbered copies, this is number 814. In near fine condition.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 116384
London: Souvenir Press Ltd, 1986.
First edition of this collection of writings by Bernard Darwin. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket designed by Des Jordan.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 42100
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997.
First British edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Greg Clarke.
Price: $35.00 Item Number: 60057