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Rare 1951 New York Yankees World Series Championship Team Signed Baseball; signed by Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and many other members of the legendary team
Rare OAL Reach baseball signed by 21 members of the 1951 New York Yankees World Series Championship Team including four Hall of Famers. Signed by Joe DiMaggio on the sweetspot; Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Bobby Brown, Charlie Silvera, Joe Ostrowski, Hank Bauer, and Allie Reynolds on the east panel; Phil Rizzuto, Johnny Sain, and Jim Turner on the west panel; Johnny Mize, Stubby Overmire, Gene Woodling, and Casey Stegnel on the north panel; and Jerry Coleman, Spec Shea, Gil McDougald, Tom Morgan, Joe Collins, Frankie Crosetti, and Tommy Henrich on the south panel. In near fine condition, an exceptional example featuring an impressive array of signatures from one of the Yankees’ most legendary teams, with the Joe DiMaggio signature particularly strong.
"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
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.
"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
London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.
First edition of Naipaul’s “brilliant novel” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Tony Moore.
First Edition of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces; Signed by Walker Percy
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. Fine in near fine first issue dust jacket with light rubbing and shelfwear. Jacket illustration by Ed Lindlof. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, uncommon signed.
“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
London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1787.
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.
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.
"Im not brave any more darling. Im all broken. Theyve broken me": First Edition of Ernest Hemingways Classic Novel A Farewell To Arms
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
First edition of this early Hemingway classic, which established him among the American masters. Octavo, original black cloth. In very good condition, lacking the dust jacket.
London: Macmillan and Co, 1891.
First edition of Harte’s classic work. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “with the best New Years greetings from Bret Harte London Jan. ’92.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Signed limited edition of J. Stanley Reeve's The Foxhunter's Journal; one of 550 copies signed by the author
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1952.
Signed limited edition of Reeve’s authoritative work on fox hunting. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, Cheshire Fox Hunters emblem to the front panel, colored engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with engravings. One of only 500 copies signed by the author, this is number 33. Additionally inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Miriam with best regards from the author J. Stanley Reeve.” In near fine condition. A sharp example.
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.
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.
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.
London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676.
Rare hand-colored engraved map of the Roman Empire showing the areas labeled Germanie, the Land of Sarmatia, Marmarica, Part of Arabia, Spain, Ireland, Grecia, France, Italy, and Partes of Africa; the Middle Land Sea, the Euxine Sea, the Capsian Sea and the Sea of Cantabria among others. The map is bordered by illustrations of the cities of Geneva, Rome, Jerusalem, Venice and Constantinople, and Alexandria, and figures displaying the customary dress of Italians, Egyptians, Turks, and Spaniards with their wives. With a detailed declaration of the beginning, increase and height of the Roman Empire. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 30 inches by 26 inches. An exceptional presentation.
"Portfolio betas from the past do a reasonably good job of predicting relative volatility in the future": First Edition of Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street; Lengthily Signed by Him
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1973.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper as follows, “Portfolio betas from the past do a reasonably good job of predicting relative volatility in the future. Burt Malkiel.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"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. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A nice example.
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.
"Let my last end be like his!" First Edition of John Wesley's Sermon on the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield
London: J. and W. Oliver, 1770.
First edition of Wesley’s sermon preached at the funeral of fellow founder of Methodism, Reverend George Whitefield. Octavo, bound in contemporary calf with gilt ruling and title to the front panel. One of the three founders of the Methodist movement along with John and Charles Wesley, Whitefield gained widespread recognition during his 1740 journey to North American where he preached a series of revivals that became part of the “Great Awakening.” He preached nearly 20,000 sermons throughout his ministry, enthralling large audiences with a potent combination of drama and rhetoric. In very good condition.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1951.
First edition, early printing of General of the Army Omar Bradley’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece photographic portrait, illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs with a glossary of terms and full index. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best regards to Mr. Sheldon Tanner Omar N. Bradley July 27 1954.” Very good in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Miriam Woods. Jacket photograph by Karsh, Ottowa.
“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
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.