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First Edition of Warren Buffett: The Good Guy of Wall Street; Signed by Warren Buffett and Andrew Fitzpatrick
New York: Donald I. Fine , 1992.
First edition of this early biography on investing legend Warren Buffett. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Warren Buffett on the front free endpaper, “To Mike- With best wishes Warren E. Buffett 4-9-93.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mike Stromberg. Author photograph by E. Kent Oztekin.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 107255
First Edition of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins; Signed by both Eric Kimmel and Illustrator Trina Schart Hyman
New York: Holiday House, 1989.
First edition of this Caldecott Honor-winning classic. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, To Ann, Eric A. Kimmel.” Additionally signed below by the illustrator “Trina Schart Hyman 1990.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 103993
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 letters laid in, the first dated September 17, 1701 and signed by Philip V, and the second addressed to the Marquis. Exceptionally rare.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 107920
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.
First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Coretta Scott King on the front free endpaper. Name to the half-title page, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
Price: $425.00 Item Number: 102444
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2011.
First edition of the second volume of the collected works of Kirzner. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Israel M. Kirzner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by Peter J. Boettke and Frédéric Sautet.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 104622
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010.
First edition of this collection of writings by Kirzner. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Israel M. Kirzner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by Peter J. Boettke and Frederic Sautet.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 106451
Privately Printed, 2006.
First edition of the privately printed edition of this classic work. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Kotter on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Spencer Johnson. With artwork by Peter Mueller.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 107649
First Edition of John Kotter's Force For Change: How Leadership Differs from Management; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Free Press, 1990.
First edition of this insightful book on leadership. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Richard Miller With Best Regards, John Kotter 7/91.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by W. Scot Carouge.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 106426
"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 members, Hudson Strode, who directed the school’s theatre troupe and taught several courses in theatre and creative-writing. At the University of Alabama, Lee contributed a regular column to the campus newspaper, ‘Caustic Comments for Crimson White’, as well as many articles to the university’s humor magazine, Rammer Jammer, of which she became editor in chief in 1946. Lee ultimately dropped out of college before graduation and moved to Manhattan in 1949 to pursue writing as a career; Carruth later moved to New York City as well, where he worked as a radio producer before becoming a writer and editor for the Catholic News. Near fine in the rare first-issue dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Accompanied by an exceptionally rare archive of pencil and ink drawings sketched by Lee of Carruth, caricatures drawn by her while attending Strode’s Shakespeare courses, an original acrylic portrait by Lee of Carruth inscribed by her on the verso “From Nelle Lee, Dec 25, 1952”, and three letters written by Lee to Carruth regarding her thoughts on her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.
Measuring 8 inches by 10 inches on ruled sheets of paper, the 11 drawings, four of which are signed by Lee “NLee”, include 5 realist studies of Carruth in various poses and six captioned caricatures in ink depicting him as Shakespearean leads including: a portrayal of Shylock as a pawn shop owner and “Money Lender Extraordinaire: Easy Loans – Pound of Flesh Compounded Semi-Annually”, King Lear standing on the cliffs of Dover with a price tag (“$3.98”) hanging from his cloak, Hamlet standing on a diving board with Yorick’s skull and a bloody knife hidden behind his back (performed at the “Old Vic”), Julius Caesar smoking a pipe while “contemplating the infinite”; Othello towering over an angel and devil; Cassius dripping dry outside the Roman baths where “you must have a ticket before you bathe”, Malvolio, “the impatient one,” crossing his legs while “waiting to go to the jakes”, and Carruth dressed as an unidentified female character with Carruth’s note, “Fall Quarter/ Univ. Ala 1945”. Additionally included is a caricature of Professor Strode wearing the breeches and curly-toed shoes of a court jester with his book “Timeless Mexico” in one hand and Yorick’s skull in the other, signed “Nelle Lee” and dated “11/8/45.”
Showcasing not only the depth, but also the length of Lee and Carruth’s friendship, the three letters include a letter written by Lee to Carruth in 1991 regarding his retirement, “My beloved Charlie, I can’t think of anyone to whom these words apply more — in your work, in your life — ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’ …You are one of the most special people to me, and you have meant so much to my life.” Two years later, in January 1993, the second letter thanks him for a “…lovely Christmas remembrance and, farther back, your memoir of Winston County [Alabama, where Carruth was born].” Despairing the changes occurring in her hometown, she continues, “You remember the Faulknerian prophecy — the Snopeses shall inherit the earth? They’ve already taken over Monroeville … they are trying to turn Harper Lee into a tourist attraction like Graceland or Elvis.” She goes on to discuss the restoration of the Old Courthouse, and remarks that she “nearly had a fit” after seeing a billboard featuring a mockingbird, describing it as “in indescribable taste” and “a fraud on the public”. “[They] say they are doing this to honor me. What they are doing … [is] embarrassing me beyond endurance … So keep an eye out for a small place that will hold 10,000 books … is near grocery stores & hospitals, and you! … We can look at each other and celebrate our longevity.” Signed by Lee as the Queen Victoria, “Your unamused but loving, Victoria R & I.” Lee often gave herself nicknames when signing letters: “Francesca da Rimini,” one of Dante’s damned, when she felt hopeless; “E. Bouverie Pusey,” the Anglican theologian, when she got worked up about some finer points of theology; and “Victoria R/I”—the Queen Empress Victoria—when she felt royal and moody.
A remarkable collection offering unprecedented insight into the education, broad talents, unique sense of humor, and deep personal thoughts regarding the reception of the most important work of one of America’s most respected and enigmatic writers.
Price: $100,000.00 Item Number: 1115260
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
"Life provides more happiness than we ever know. We have to train ourselves to look for it": First Edition of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers; Lengthily inscribed by Yiyun Li
New York: Random House, 2005.
First edition of Li’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Life provides more happiness than we ever know. We have to train ourselves to look for it. For Adrienne with warmest regards, Yiyun Li.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison Saltzman.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 102837
"ABOUT 7:40 A.M. THE MOTOR WAS STARTED AND AT 7:52 I TOOK OFF ON THE FLIGHT FOR PARIS": Charles Lindbergh's We; Inscribed by Him and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
Early printing of Lindbergh’s autobiography, which provides the account of the life of one of the century’s greatest adventurers, the first man to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight. Octavo, half bound salmon paper covered boards, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece with tissue-guard, 51 black and white plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lindbergh and his wife Anne on recto of frontispiece, “To Mrs. Betsy Neville Sincerely Charles A. Lindbergh Karijawa 9/4/31” ans signed by Anne Lindbergh below. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, with the original slipcase. Introduction by Myron T. Herrick. Rare and desirable signed by both Lindberghs.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 102377
"All good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy": First Edition of A River Runs Through It; Signed by Norman Maclean
Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1976.
First edition, first printing one of only 1,577 copies of Maclean’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Norman Maclean on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Joel Snyder.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 116382
"The strange thing was there were times she felt she liked him very much": First Edition of Bernard Malamud's Assistant; Signed by him
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957.
First edition of Malamud’s second novel, which went on to win the Daroff Fiction Award from the Jewish Book Council of America and the Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Bernard Malamud on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a chip to the crown of the spine. Jacket design by Milton Glaser.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 100488
"When the shuttle lifts off, all of America will be reminded of the crucial roles teachers and education play in the life of our nation": First edition of the Teacher in Space Cookbook; inscribed by Teacher In Space National Finalists Bonnie Fakes and Robin Kline
Teacher in Space Cookbook: Compiled by the Teacher In Space National Finalists, the “Class of 51L”, United Space Shuttle Challenger Mission scheduled for launch, January 22, 1986 and other parties interested in Space Education.
Waseca, Minnesota: Walter's Publishing Company, 1986.
First edition Teacher in Space cookbook, issued prior to the January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. Octavo, original wrappers spiral bound, frontispiece portrait of Sharon Christa McAuliffe, illustrated with color photographs. Inscribed on the verso of the front panel by editor Bonnie Fakes, “Bon Appetit! Bonnie Fakes” and Robin Kline, “My Love and Gratitude Robin Kline.” President Ronald Reagan announced his search for a “teacher passenger” for a shuttle mission on August 27, 1984. Of the thousands of teachers that applied, Bonnie Fakes was the official finalist from Tennessee and Kline the official finalist from Arizona. The spot was ulitimately rewarded to Sharon Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire who died tragically in the 1986 Challenger disaster. Fakes put together the Teacher in Space cookbook in an effort to have all state finalists contribute a recipe in celebration of their achievement. The cookbook includes two recipes by McAuliffe in addition to recipes by First Lady Nancy Reagan, astronaut James Garn and Challenger Commander Dick Scobee. In fine condition. Scarce and desirable. OCLC locates only three other copies at LOC, Virginia Tech and Ohio State University. Uncommon signed.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 103520
The Dedication Copy of the First edition of Larry McMurtry's Somebody's Darling; inscribed by him To Peter Bogdanovich
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978.
First edition of the fourth novel in McMurtry’s Houston series. Octavo, original cloth. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “Peter [circled] Your contribution to this hectic effort was immense, but unfortunately so ineffable that for once you probably won’t be blamed Love, Larry.” McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich are close friends, with Bogdanovich directing and co-writing the film The Last Picture Show, which was adapted from McMurtry’s novel. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor, and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress, with Johnson and Leachman winning. In 1998 the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. With Peter Bogdanovich’s signature and stamp to the second endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Jacket photograph by Diana Walker.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 103572
New York: Random House, 1995.
Signed limited edition by James Michener. Octavo, original cloth. Number 391 of 500 copies. Fine in a fine slipcase, still in the original shrinkwrap.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 107453
New York: Random House, 1994.
Signed limited edition of Michener’s final novel. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by James Michener, number 100 of 500 copies. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 107821
"It’s dollars and cents, nickels and dimes; war and peace"; First Edition of The Price; Inscribed by Arthur Miller to his Editor
New York: The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition of this play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his editor on the front free endpaper, “Dear Aaron Thanks Arthur March, 1968.” Asher also edited Saul Bellow, Philip Roth and many others. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamson.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 105622
"But hes a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid": First Edition of Arthur Miller's Pultizer Prize-Winning Classic The Death Of A Salesman; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1949.
First edition of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Arthur Miller in a contemporary hand on the second free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 107533
"No man of integrity can live constantly in the majority": First Edition of Booth Mooney's The Lyndon Johnson Story; lengthily inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition of Booth Mooney’s biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Joney McCollum, a dear and great lady with my love and admiration Lyndon B. Johnson.” Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104963
"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
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.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 104529
“What truly is logic? Who decides reason? [...] It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reason can be found": First Edition of The Essential John Nash; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist John F. Nash
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
First edition of this volume which compiles John Nash’s most well-known papers. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Nash on the half-title page, “For Harry Williams 27 April 2009 John F. Nash, Jr.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Grady Klein.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 103443
“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all": Signed Photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru
Signed photograph of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Signed and dated by Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru 1957.” Accompanied by the original typed transmittal letter signed by Nehru, dated 21st June 1957 , and addressed to Mr. Tore Johansen which reads, ‘Dear friend, I have received you letter of the 20th June 1957 for which I thank you. I am sending you a photograph of mine. With all good wishes to you, “Yours sincerely Jawaharlal Nehru.”‘ In fine condition. The photograph measures 5.5 inches by 4.75 inches.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 104620