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"To J. Edgar Hoover- a public servant of the highest courage- with the admiration of the author": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Profiles In Courage; Inscribed by Him to J. Edgar Hoover
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To J. Edgar Hoover- a public servant of the highest courage- with the admiration of the author- John Kennedy." The recipient, J. Edgar Hoover served as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States for nearly 48 years, being first appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBI's predecessor – in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director…
Price: $125,000.00 Item Number: 134320
"You are one of the most special people to me, and you have meant so much to my life": Exceptionally Rare collection of original Harper Lee drawings, paintings and letters with a first edition of To Kill A Mockingbird in the scarce first issue dust jacket; inscribed by Lee to close colleague and friend Charles Weldon Carruth
Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960.
First edition of perhaps the most important American novel of the 20th century, inscribed by Harper Lee to a close college friend and with a scarce archive of drawings and letters exchanged between the two. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Association copy, inscribed by Harper Lee to close University of Alabama college friend, Charles Weldon Carruth, "To my dear friend Charles, with love always — Harper Lee." In the fall term of 1945, Lee and Carruth both enrolled in a Shakespeare course taught by one of the University of Alabama's most famous faculty…
Price: $100,000.00 Item Number: 1115260
"The ship rushed on, nearer and nearer Earth": First Edition of Philip K. Dick's Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch; Signed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1965.
First edition of Dick's classic novel, which was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom Chibbaro. Exceptionally rare signed.
Price: $22,000.00 Item Number: 101458
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1974.
First edition of this novel which won the John W. Campbell Award and nominations for the Hugo and Nebula. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by One Plus One Studio. An exceptional example, uncommon and desirable signed.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 101435
London: J. Cluer, 1725.
First edition of one of Handel's finest operas, a highly dramatic work whose taut plot resembles that of Fidelio. Quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, engraved illustrated title page, index with advertisement, printed list of subscribers. In good condition. Ownership inscription. Rare.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 132176
New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, 1970.
First edition, early printing of this classic work. Octavo, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow Nobel Prize-winning author Paul Samuelson on the title page, "To Paul with my best regards Bill Sharpe." In very good condition. From the library of Paul Samuelson. An exceptional association linking these two giants in the field of economic sciences.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 125655
Madrid: May 28, 1699.
Rare elaborately illuminated nobility diploma signed by King Charles II of Spain, appointing Don Martin Damian Mendizabal the title of Marquis of Torre Gines. Quarto, bound in full red contemporary velvet covered boards with two metal clasps, containing five illuminated leaves, two fully illuminated in color with the Royal coat of arms and portrait of King Charles II, text in Spanish. Signed by King Charles II, "Yo el Rey" and additionally signed by several Royal secretaries. Bound with a printed manuscript of the Oath of Fidelity to the King of Spain with Royal stamps dated 1701 and with two autograph…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 107920
"And people with obsessions, reflected Bond, were blind to danger": First edition of Ian Flemings Moonraker; Signed by Henry Blofeld
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955.
First edition, first issue with "shoo" for "shoot" on page 10 of the third novel in the James Bond series and what many critics to be his finest. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Henry Blofeld on front free endpaper. Blofeld is the son of Thomas Robert Calthorpe Blofeld (1903-1986) who attended Eton with Fleming and whose name is believed to be the inspiration for the supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with the spine panel bright and with light wear to the spine extremities. Jacket design by Kenneth Lewis. Housed in a custom…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 107324
“You cannot conceive, nor can I, of the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God": First Edition of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1938.
First American edition, preceding the British edition by one month of Greene's chilling expose of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Clive affectionately, Graham." The recipient Clive Francis is a British actor, known for his roles in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, Inspector Clouseau and The Crown and was a friend of Greene's. An excellent example in a very good dust jacket with rubbing and wear. Jacket design by George Salter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 106788
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition 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, "For Ben Connors with very best wishes- John Kennedy." With the inaugural address of President Kennedy laid in. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Grushkin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 133140
“For every man in the world functions to the best of his ability, and no one does less than his best, no matter what he may think about it": First Edition of John Steinbeck's The Pearl; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1947.
First edition of this classic story of simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Maggie and Larry with love John Steinbeck." Near fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket with Steinbeck looking to the left on the rear panel. Drawings by Jose Clemente Orozco. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 103774
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, "For Craig - with best wishes John Kennedy." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Grushkin. Author photograph by Hank Walker. With an original "News About Senator John F. Kennedy" bulletin laid in with the headline: "Kennedy Wins Smashing Victory in Wisconsin - 106,000 Vote Margin" and several other articles related to the 1960 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Housed in a…
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 124641
Rare Civil War era carte-de-visite portrait of General Robert E. Lee in uniform, boldly signed "RE Lee". In fine condition. Quadruple matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 103675
"Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer, Cheer to all Whos, far and near”: FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; Inscribed by Him
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points present: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author opposite the half-title page, "For Blair Sanchez with Best Wishes- Dr. Seuss." The recipient, Blair Sanchez was a neighbor and friend of Dr. Seuss. Near fine in a…
Price: $8,500.00 Item Number: 135788
First Edition of James Baldwin's Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone; Inscribed by Him to American journalist Leonard Lyons
New York: The Dial Press, 1968.
First edition of this major work by Baldwin. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Leonard Lyons: with much affection, and respect. Jim Baldwin." The recipient, Leonard Lyons was a noted American newspaper columnist, best known for his New York Post column "The Lyons Den", which appeared 6 days a week beginning in 1934 and covered theater, movies, politics and art. Baldwin was often featured in the column, most famously in an article published shortly after Martin Luther King's assassination relating an incident in which Baldwin ran into Lyons on the street…
Price: $8,500.00 Item Number: 129588
“THE SOCIAL IMPACT ON THE UNITED STATES WAS GREATER THAN THAT OF ANY BOOK BEFORE OR SINCE”: FIRST ISSUE OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN
Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852.
First edition, first issue, with "spilt" (rather than "spiled") in Volume I, 42, line 1; "cathecism" (rather than "catechism") in volume II, 74, line 5; and all other first issue points of the author's classic work. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in contemporary three quarters leather over cloth, gilt titles to the spine, volume with title vignettes and six wood-engravings. In very good condition with light wear and toning. A nice example, scarce and desirable in contemporary binding.
Price: $8,000.00 Item Number: 104745
“The destiny a person suffers therefore has a twofold meaning: to be shaped where possible, and to be endured where necessary": First Edition of Viktor E. Frankl's The Doctor and the Soul; Signed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.
First edition of Frankl's classic work which explores topics on the meaning of life in general as well as the meaning of specific areas of one's life, such as work and personal relationships. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "To Mrs. Norma Phil- Cips Viktor Frankl May 1st 1955 Chicago." Bookplate of the recipient to the front pastedown, near fine in a good dust jacket. Typography, binding and jacket design by Herbert Bayer. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119462
“MOTHER OF GOD,” HE SAID, “IS THIS THE END OF RICO”: FIRST EDITION OF W.R. BURNETT'S LITTLE CAESAR; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/ The Dial Press, 1929.
First edition of Burnett's classic novel, which has inspired generations of gangster films. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by W.R. Burnett on the half-title page. Very good in the rare original dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 102243
"Wishing you safe travels on your journey through the woods": First Edition of Into the Woods; Signed by all Three Contributors; With a large drawing by Talbott
New York: Crown Publishers, 1989.
First edition of this classic work, basis for the Broadway musical and later film. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by all three contributors on the half-title page. Presentation copy, inscribed "For John- Stephen Sondheim." Signed below by James Lapine. Signed with the following inscription by Talbott, "Once upon a time... in a far-off kingdom there lived... Safe travels- Hudson Talbott." Talbott has added a large drawing. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 130642
“YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON THE GREAT CRUSADE, TOWARD WHICH WE HAVE STRIVEN THESE MANY MONTHS”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.
Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower's wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, this is number 1392. Fine in the original acetate jacket and in the original slipcase which is in very good condition.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 133539
“YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON THE GREAT CRUSADE, TOWARD WHICH WE HAVE STRIVEN THESE MANY MONTHS”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE: With an original dinner program honoring Eisenhower
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.
Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower's wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, this is number 836. With a rare original dinner program from the Michigan Post Army Ordinance Association Spring Dinner held in honor of Eisenhower and Major General Everett S. Hughes held on June 3, 1946 at the Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit laid in. Both Eisenhower and Hughes spoke at the dinner and the program includes brief biographies of both Army Generals. Fine in the original acetate jacket and in the original slipcase…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 123942
Rare Sigmund Freud Offprint Die medizin der gegenwart in selbstdarstellungen; Inscribed by Him to His Niece
Leipzig: Felix Meiner, 1925.
First offprint edition of this work by Freud. Octavo, original wrappers, frontispiece of Freud. Association copy, inscribed by Freud to his niece Lucy Wiener on the front panel, "onkel Sigm." In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise box.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 102984
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1926.
First edition of Thorne Smith's best known work, adapted into the 1937 film starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Ralph Blanchard from Thorne Smith." Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 104682