• “BUT I AM BORN HAPPY EVERY MORNING”: FIRST EDITION OF EDITH WHARTON’S A BACKWARD GLANCE

    Wharton, Edith.

    A Backward Glance: Reminiscences by Edith Wharton.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934.

    First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Bookplates to the inner gutter, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears and light wear to the spine.

    Price: $300.00

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  • "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write": First Edition of What is considered Ruth Rendell’s Greatest Works A Judgement in Stone; Signed by her

    Rendell, Ruth.

    A Judgement in Stone.

    London: Hutchinson, 1977.

    First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ruth Rendell on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • First Edition of Toni Morrison's A Mercy; Signed by Her

    Morrison, Toni.

    A Mercy.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

    First edition of “one of Morrison’s most haunting works yet” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $75.00

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  • First Edition of Assia Djebar's A Sister to Scheherazade; Inscribed by Her

    Djebar, Assia.

    A Sister to Scheherazade.

    London: Quartet, 1987.

    First edition of the second volume in the acclaimed author’s quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $450.00

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  • First Edition of A Song Flung Up to Heaven; Inscribed by Maya Angelou

    Angelou, Maya.

    A Song Flung Up To Heaven.

    New York: Random House, 2002.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Maya Angelou. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $175.00

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  • “Tell me, what is it your plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”: First Edition of American Primitive; Inscribed in the Month of Publication by Mary Oliver

    Oliver, Mary.

    American Primitive.

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1983.

    First edition of the poet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, “For Roger and Betty, with many good wishes. Mary. April, 1983.” Additionally signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. The recipients were neighbors and close friends of the author in Cape Cod. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The hardcover edition is scarce, as it was issued simultaneously in paperback and association copies inscribed in the month of publication are rare.

    Price: $2,200.00

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  • "The prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat human beings": First Edition of Animal Liberation; Inscribed by Peter Singer

    Singer, Peter.

    Animal Liberation.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1976.

    First British edition of the Singer’s landmark book. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily signed by the author on the half-title page as follows, “All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this fact: In suffering the animals are equal. Peter Singer.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mon Mohan.

    Price: $850.00

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  • "This is remarkable book...reading it is a rich and rewarding experience (Eleanor Roosevelt); Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl; Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt

    Frank, Anne; Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952.

    First edition, early printing with same date and imprint as the first American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Pictures of Anne Frank pasted opposite the inscription, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Ursula Suess. This is the first example we have ever seen of this title signed and inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $8,200.00

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  • “Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us": First Edition of Anne of Avonlea

    Montgomery, L.M.

    Anne of Avonlea.

    Boston: L.C. Page, 1909.

    First edition. Octavo, original light green cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright. Color frontispiece with tissue guard in fine condition.

    Price: $850.00

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  • "Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth

    Montgomery, L.M.

    Anne of Green Gables.

    Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.

    First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In excellent near fine condition, showing some light wear to the extremities and front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $22,000.00

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  • “It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth

    Montgomery, L.M.

    Anne of Green Gables.

    Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.

    First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In good condition, showing wear to the edges and cloth, still an unrestored example of the first printing.

    Price: $7,500.00

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  • First British Edition of Anne of Windy Willow; In the Rare Original Dust jacket.

    Montgomery, L.M.

    Anne of Windy Willows (Anne of Windy Poplars).

    London: George G. Harrap, 1936.

    First British edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light wear, else fine in the original dust jacket with some chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.

    Price: $250.00

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  • First Edition of Madeleine L'Engle's Certain Women; Signed by Her

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    Certain Women.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $100.00

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  • “While soldiers can stand and fight.I can fight and feed them”: Photograph of Clara Barton; Signed by Her

    Barton, Clara.

    Clara Barton Signed Photograph.

    Signed photograph of Clara Barton wearing a Red Cross collar pin, boldly signed by Clara Barton. Published by Mathew Brady of Washington, D.C. Matted and framed. The photograph measures 4.25 inches by 6.5 inches. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 14.75 inches. In fine condition. Photographs signed by Clara Barton are rare.

    Price: $4,200.00

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  • First Edition of M.F.K. Fisher's Consider the Oyster; Signed By Her

    Fisher, M.F.K.

    Consider the Oyster.

    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1941.

    First edition of this early Fisher work, which deals in the history, preparation and eating of oysters. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the M.F.K. Fisher on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Price: $650.00

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  • First Edition of E Is For Evidence; Lengthily Inscribed by Sue Grafton

    Grafton, Sue.

    E Is For Evidence.

    New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “yours as crime goes by Sue 5-6-88 For the man with such a distinguished air! Here’s to maturity.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $175.00

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  • Christmas Card Warmly inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt "All my Love E.R."

    Roosevelt, Eleanor.

    Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Christmas Card.

    Christmas card which reads, “Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt extends her very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Additionally signed above by Eleanor Roosevelt, “To ______ all my love E.R.” Matted and framed with a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt. In fine condition. Measures 11.5 inches by 16 inches.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • “I want to put my hand out and touch you. I want to do for you and care for you. I want to be there when you're sick and when you're lonesome": First Edition, First Issue of Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

    Wharton, Edith.

    Ethan Frome.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911.

    First edition, first issue with “wearily” in perfect type on penultimate line of page 135 and with four pages of publisher’s advertisements at rear, of Wharton’s greatest tragic story, a “grim tale of a bud of romance ice-bound and turned into a frozen horror in the frigid setting of a New England winter landscape” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In fine condition. Housed in a custom chemise half leather case. An exceptionally fresh example, rare in this condition.

    Price: $1,800.00

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  • "To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean": First Edition of Frech Provincial Cooking; Signed By Elizabeth David

    David, Elizabeth.

    French Provincial Cooking.

    London: Michael Joseph, 1960.

    First British edition of the author’s landmark work on European cooking. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Elizabeth David on the front free endpaper. A very good example in an excellent dust jacket which has had some light expert restoration. Illustrated by Juliet Renny. Books signed by Elizabeth David are rare.

    Price: $2,500.00

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  • “After all, tomorrow is another day!”: certified copy of the original 1935 macmillan publishing contract for margaret mitchell's gone with the wind

    Mitchell, Margaret.

    Gone With the Wind Movie Contract.

    Atlanta, Georgia: Macmillan Company, 1935.

    Certified Copy of the original Macmillan publishing contract for Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone With the Wind. Partly-Printed Document. Legal folio format. This copy of the original contract of August 6, 1935 was prepared and notarized for Selznick International Pictures (the eventual producer of the 1939 motion picture “Gone With the Wind”) on August 3, 1936. It is accompanied by the August 6, 1936 1 page typed letter of Cohen, Cole, Weiss & Wharton, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, 61 Broadway, New York to Selznick International Pictures, with which the certified copy was enclosed. All crisp and clean in custom burgundy morocco backed marble board folding case.

     

    Price: $1,750.00

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