• First Edition of Vanderbilt's Fifteen Thousand Miles Cruise With ARA; from the library of adventurer Steve Fossett with his bookplate

    Vanderbilt, William K.

    15,000 Miles Cruise With Ara.

    New York: Privately Printed, 1928.

    First edition of Vanderbilt’s record of his 15,000 cruise aboard the Ara throughout the Mediterranean and Near East. Octavo, bound in full pebbled morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, frontispiece engraving of the Ara at anchor, illustrated with photographs, folding map. From the Adventure and Exploration collection of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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. Fossett 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. In near fine condition. A sharp example with noted provenance.

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  • "In 1999, we will remember the twentieth century as the bloodiest and the best in the history of man": First signed limited edition of Richard Nixon's 1999: Victory Without War; Signed by Richard Nixon

    Nixon, Richard.

    1999: Victory Without War.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

    Signed limited first edition of Nixon’s bestselling work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. One of 600 copies signed by Richard Nixon, this is number 391. In fine condition. Housed in the original slipcase which is in fine condition.

    Price: $350.00

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  • "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it": First Edition of A Bend In The River; Signed by V.S. Naipaul

    Naipaul, V.S.

    A Bend in the River.

    London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.

    First edition of Naipaul’s “brilliant novel” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page.  Contemporary name to the endpaper, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Tony Moore.

    Price: $975.00

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  • First Edition of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces; Signed by Walker Percy

    Toole, John Kennedy; Foreword by Walker Percy.

    A Confederacy of Dunces.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

    First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Walker Percy on the title page, who wrote the foreword and upon his insistence had it published. Near fine in near fine first issue dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Ed Lindlof. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, uncommon signed.

    Price: $7,800.00

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  • First edition of Anthony Bourdain's A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal; Inscribed by him

    Bourdain, Anthony.

    A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal.

    New York: Bloomsbury, 2001.

    First edition of renowned chef Anthony Bourdain’s autobiography. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Anthony Bourdain on the title page, “To Claudio, Anthony Bourdain.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Philippe Lajaunie.

    Price: $300.00

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  • “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever”: First Edition of John Adams' A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America; In the Rare Original Boards

    Adams, John.

    A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America.

    London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1797.

    First edition of John Adams’ landmark work. Octavo, original boards, minor wear. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half calf clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original boards.

    Price: $16,000.00

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  • Finely bound example of Arnold J. Cooley's Dictionary of the English Language

    Cooley, Arnold J.

    A Dictionary of the English Language Exhibiting the Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definition of Words According to the Prevailing Usage of Correct Writers and Speakers.

    London and Edinburgh: W. and R. Chambers, 1861.

    First edition of Cooley’s Dictionary of the English language. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black spine label, raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers. Author’s preface. In very good condition.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • First Edition of Bernard Darwin's A Friendly Round; Inscribed by Him

    Darwin, Bernard.

    A Friendly Round.

    London: Mills & Boon, 1922.

    First edition of this collection of Darwin’s golf columns from The London Times. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bernard Darwin on the front free endpaper, “To G.M. from the author with his best regards. Sept. 1922.” It was customary for Darwin to sign “from the author”, which denoted a personal affiliation with the recipient. Rare and desirable, signed and inscribed.

    Price: $2,800.00

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  • First edition of John Le Carre's Legacy of Spies: A Novel; Signed by Him

    le Carre, John.

    A Legacy of Spies: A Novel.

    New York: Viking, 2017.

    First American edition of le Carre’s first Smiley novel in over twenty-five years. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John le Carre on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $300.00

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  • Inscribed by John Kenneth Galbraith to Henry and Nancy Kissinger

    Galbraith, John Kenneth; Henry A. Kissinger.

    A Life In Our Times.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.

    First edition of Galbraith’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Henry and Nancy Kissinger, “For Nancy & Henry as a guide to those K volumes yet to come! With all good wishes J.K.G. 1981.” Galbraith and Kissinger were close friends, both civil servants and Harvard University professors, who played a vital role in the development of United States foreign policies in the 1960s-70s and beyond. Galbraith, working as United States ambassador to India in the Kennedy administration and Kissinger in the Nixon administration as Secretary of State. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An outstanding association copy linking these two giants of American history.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • "The fact that for many people it remains my best known book embarrasses me still more": First edition of Buechner's A Long Day's Dying; Lengthily inscribed by him

    Buechner, Frederick.

    A Long Day’s Dying.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.

    First edition of Buechner’s brilliant first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author with a full page inscription on the front free endpaper, “I was only a few years older than Patrick when I wrote this. Whenever I glance at it, I am embarrassed. The fact that for many people it remains my best known book embarrasses me still more. Nonetheless, I inscribe it with all the best wishes. For Patrick, Christopher, Celia, and Greg Ross. – Frederick Buechner August 1987.” Laid in is a postcard in Buechner’s hand addressed to Greg Ross, “29. vii. 89 Dear Mr. Ross, I share your horror and would be happy to sign the ancient volume. Best wishes, Frederick Buechner.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable with such a lengthy inscription by Buechner.

    Price: $750.00

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  • First Edition of Matthew Henson's A Negro Explorer at the North Pole; In exceptional condition

    Henson, Matthew A.

    A Negro Explorer at the North Pole.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co, 1912.

    First edition of this landmark work. Octavo, original blue cloth with portrait of Henson to the front panel, frontispiece, 3 double-sided leaves of plates. Foreword by Peary and an introduction by Booker T. Washington. In fine condition. Rare in this condition.

    Price: $3,800.00

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  • First Edition of Patric Dickinson's A Round of Golf Course; Lengthily Inscribed by Him

    Dickinson, Patric.

    A Round of Golf Courses.

    London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1922.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations from photographs, course maps. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Judge Sherman from Patric Dickinson in memory of a happy evening June 14, 1952 and because The Rye Golf Club and The Apawamis Golf Club should also be united.” Foreword by Bernard Darwin. From the library of Joseph Murdoch, with his bookplate, fine in a near fine dust jacket. Murdoch 202; D&M 15070; D&J D4350.

    Price: $650.00

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  • "Oh! Never Fly Conceals a Hook Fish Say, in the Eternal Brook": First edition of Frank Gray Griswold's A Salmon River

    Griswold, Frank Gray.

    A Salmon River.

    New York: Dutton's, 1928.

    First edition of Griswold’s guide to fishing freshwater salmon for sport. Octavo, original boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Frontispiece illustration of the “Griswold Gray” lure with tissue guard, illustrated with photographs and maps. In very good condition.

    Price: $100.00

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  • First Edition of Milton Friedman's masterpiece A Theory of Consumption Function

    Friedman, Milton.

    A Theory of Consumption Function.

    Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.

    First edition of the economist’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine and a few small closed tears.

    Price: $2,750.00

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  • “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought": First Edition of John Rawls Masterpiece A Theory of Justice

    Rawls, John.

    A Theory of Justice.

    Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

    First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Small numbers on the copyright page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought": First Edition of John Rawls Masterpiece A Theory of Justice

    Rawls, John.

    A Theory of Justice.

    Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

    First edition of Rawls’ masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. An exceptional example.

    Price: $4,000.00

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  • First Edition of The Theory of Price Control; Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith

    Galbraith, John Kenneth.

    A Theory of Price Control.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952.

    First edition of the economist’s first solely authored book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon, especially signed.

    Price: $975.00

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  • FIRST EDITION OF MILTON FRIEDMAN’S MASTERPIECE: A THEORY OF THE CONSUMPTION FUNCTION; SIGNED BY HIM

    Friedman, Milton.

    A Theory of the Consumption Function.

    Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.

    First edition of Friedman’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Milton Friedman on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $16,000.00

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  • First Edition of Stirling Moss' A Turn at the Wheel; Signed by Him

    Moss, Stirling.

    A Turn At the Wheel.

    London: William Kimber, 1961.

    First edition of Moss’ races, which cover the years 1957-1960, the most productive of his career. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Stirling Moss on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. A very nice example.

    Price: $450.00

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