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"May all the forces be with you!": First Edition of Frank Wilczek's The Lightness of Being; Lengthily Signed by Him and a Signed Photograph
New York: Basic Books, 2008.
First edition of this “thrilling read… a glimpse of physics at its quirkiest and most illuminating” (The Economist). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “May all the forces be with you! Frank Wilczek.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rodrigo Corral. Also, laid in is a photograph signed by Frank Wilczek.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 106758
"Thus we end where we began. We must get our own house in order. We must because it is right. We must because it is might": First Edition of Robert Kennedy's The Pursuit of Justice; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1964.
First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by Kennedy while he was Attorney General. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Phil, At least you weren’t in my bathroom when I got up this morning from his friend Bob Kennedy.” The recipient Philip Scheffler began working for the CBS Corporation, first as a copy boy for a news program, and then for “CBS Evening News”, as a writer, reporter, and editor, in 1951. In 1964, Scheffler began to produce documentaries and special news broadcasts. He was appointed producer of “60 Minutes” in 1971, and later promoted to senior producer in 1980. The newscasts Scheffler produced have received several awards, including the Emmy, Peabody, and Columbia-duPont awards. Individually, Scheffler has received the Alumni Award from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1981) and the Townshend Harris Medal, awarded by the City College of New York (1997) for post-graduate achievement. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anita Scott. Edited by Theodore J. Lowi.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 106732
New York: Academic Press, 1979.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To James Best wishes, Thomas J. Sargent.” In near fine condition, name to the front free endpaper.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 106789
First Edition of David Dreman's Psychology and the Stock Market: Investment Strategy Beyond Random Walk; Inscribed by Him to Close Friend Keniston P. Merrill
New York: AMACOM, 1977.
First edition of Dreman’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to close friend Keniston Merrill, “To Ken With all good wishes David.” The recipient Keniston P. Merrill worked as a financial analyst for TIAA-CREF in New York City from 1957-1964. In 1965, he joined The Five Arrow’s Fund as a financial analyst. Five Arrows later became New Court Securities and then Rothschild, Inc. where Ken rose to Managing Director. In 1982, Ken left Rothschild and joined National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier as Chief Investment Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of National Life Investment Management Company where he was responsible for managing the Sentinel family of mutual funds. With the recipient’s name to the front free endpaper and his notes, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 106537
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
"If it should occur that men of other creeds and different nationalities come to live amongst us, we should accord them honorable protection and equality before the law": First Edition of De Haas' Theodor Herzl: A Biographical Study; Inscribed by Him
Chicago/ New York: The Leonard Company, 1927.
First edition of this Herzl biography by the British-born Jewish journalist and an early leader of the Zionist movement in the United States. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, “To my friend Louis Karasik Jacob de Haas Oct ’27.” Fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. With sixty illustrations, index, chronological table, appendices and bibliography. Rare and desirable signed by de Haas.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 106211
“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. First editions signed and inscribed are scarce.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 106788
"I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog": First Edition of Saul Bellow's Herzog; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1964.
First edition of the author’s second of three National Book Award winning novels, which was and remains an unprecedented literary accomplishment. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Best Wishes Saul Bellow Philadelphia March 3, 1968.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamson.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 107467
“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing": First Edition of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Signed by Ken Kesey, Director Milos Forman and Jack Nicholson
New York: The Viking Press, 1962.
First edition of the author’s classic first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ken Kesey, Milos Forman and Jack Nicholson. Fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Most rare and desirable signed by these three contributors.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 107650
"Forty years ago I rode the first forbidden trail which was to carry me into the broad highway of outlawry": First Edition of When Daltons Rode; Signed by Emmett Dalton
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1931.
First edition of Emmett Dalton’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth with smoking gun vignette to the front panel, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece portrait of Emmett Dalton after a photograph taken in 1892. Signed by Emmett Dalton beneath his frontispiece portrait. In near fine condition.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 104057
"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
Presentation copy of William Hazlitt: Essayist and Critic; from the library of Robert Louis Stevenson; inscribed to him by the author and with Stevenson's bookplate signed by his stepdaughter Isobel Strong
London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co, 1889.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s first edition copy of the writings of one of his favorite prose writers, William Hazlitt. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, botanical gilt vignette to the front panel, tissue-guarded frontispiece of Hazlitt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Robert Louis Stevenson on the half-title page, “To Robert Louis Stevenson Esq with Alex Ireland’s cordial regards & remembrances Southport 9 Leicester St. October 2, 1889.” With Stevenson’s Vailima bookplate to the pastedown which is singed by Stevensons stepdaughter Isobel Strong. In very good condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 104876
The Indian War of Independence of 1857; signed by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and from the famed library of Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur
, c. 1909.
First edition in English of this highly influential work on the history of the 1857 rebellion by “one of the makers of free India.” Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers, folding map. Signed by the author on the half-title page. From the famed library of Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur with his ownership initials and library notes to the front free endpaper noting that the book was “purchased on 1-3-1943” (prior to Gandhi’s assassination) and that the author’s autograph was obtained subsequently on 23-12-1957 in Bombay. Indian nobleman Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur assembled India’s greatest library, famed for its diverse collection of rare antiquarian manuscripts and important books. Tipped in is a 1958 newspaper clipping from The Times of India adhered to the pastedown which reads in part, “Dr. C.P. Ramaswami Alyar said here today that the Indian people owed a debt of gratitude to Mr. V.D. Savarkar for his contribution to revolutionary thought and as such he was entitled as being one of the makers of free India.” In very good condition. Uncommon, the only signed example of this work we have seen.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 106594
Rare Autograph Letter Signed and entirely in the hand of George Orwell; sent months after he took up residence on the isle of jura where he would write his masterpiece nineteen eighty-four
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of great English author George Orwell. One page, the letter reads, “Barnhill Isle of Jura Argyllshire Scotland 31.5.46 Dear Sir, I of recently received your letter dated the 22nd, as I was travelling for some days before coming here. I am afraid I cannot make any engagement to speak for you, as I intend to be at the above address until October and am not certain of my movements after that. Please forgive me. Yours truly, Geo. Orwell.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Orwell. The entire piece measures 23 inches by 13.5 inches. Scarce and desirable, written only days after Orwell took up residence at Barnstable where he would compose his masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 104068
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated paper boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Kerry- With best Amelia Bedelia wishes- Peggy Parish 10/30/82.” Illustrated by Friz Siebel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelfwear to the extremities.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 107575
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.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 107643
First Edition of Lady and the Tramp; Warmly Inscribed by Ward Greene to fellow cartoonist Chester Gould and Creator of Dick Tracy
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 Item Number: 105085
"Knock, and it shall be opened unto you": First Edition of Sean O'Casey's I Knock At The Door; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
London: Macmillan & Co, 1939.
First edition of this autobiography by the famed Irish playwright. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “To Joe Cummins, with deep affection, from Sean O’Casey remembering many delightful Dublin chats round his surgery firesides. Devon 1939. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 108016
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
"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
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
New York: Rizzoli, 1977.
First edition of Jencks’ classic work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Charles Jencks on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 108009
First edition of The Self and its Brain: An Argument for Interactionism; inscribed by Karl Popper to Lionel Charles Robbins
Berlin, New York, London: Springer-Verlag, 1977.
First edition of Popper and Eccles’ groundbreaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, warmly inscribed by Karl Popper in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Lionel, with love from Karl 3rd November 1977.” The recipient, British economist Lionel Charles Robbins, was a prominent member of the economics department at the London School of Economics. He and Popper were colleagues for over twenty years and formed a strong inter-departmental alliance, fortified by their mutual friendship with Friedrich von Hayek. In a letter to Hayek on 20th October 1964, Popper wrote, “I should also mention that, through your closeness to Lionel Robbins, I got to know him; and he is now my stand-by in the School, outside my department. He has been very good to me, and has helped me immensely, in many difficult situations at the school” (Shearmur & Turner, 249f). They also had significant intellectual intersections, with Robbins playing a role in the development of two of Popper’s most important works, The Open Society and The Poverty of Historicism. Popper once referred to Robbins was “the uncrowned king of the LSE” (Dahrendorf, 422) and also once stated: “I loved and admired him, most of all for his moral and personal qualities – and as a teacher” (Howson, 7). Fine in a fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy, connecting two stalwarts of the London School of Economics.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 101425