• "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 Tennis Great Pete Sampras’ Autobiography; Signed By Him

    Sampras, Pete.

    A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis.

    New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.

    First edition of the tennis champions autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Pete Sampras on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Peter Bodo.

    Price: $150.00

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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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  • “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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  • "I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway’s Classic Novel A Farewell To Arms

    Hemingway, Ernest.

    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 fine condition, lacking the dust jacket. A superior example.

    Price: $650.00

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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 Sidney Homer's Classic Work A History of Interest Rates

    Homer, Sidney.

    A History of Interest Rates: 2000 B.C. to the Present.

    Rutgers: Rutgers University Press, 1963.

    First edition of this classic work which details the analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with charts. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities.

    Price: $475.00

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  • "It is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in": First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; Signed by Him in Volumes Two and Three

    Churchill, Winston S.

    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

    First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set of Churchill’s classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes two and three are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $8,000.00

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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. Octavo, original cloth. 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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  • 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: Belnap 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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  • 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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  • Signed by John D. Rockefeller

    Rockefeller, John D.

    A Visit to Mr. John D. Rockefeller by Neighbors & Friends at Forest Hill.

    Cleveland: Vinson & Korner Co, 1905.

    Octavo, original boards. Signed by John D. Rockefeller beneath his frontispiece. One of 425 numbered copies, this is number 396. The work commemorates the day John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, was visited by 300 Cleveland businessmen outside his home. Included are 38 pages of the speeches delivered that day, including ones given by Liberty E. Holden and Andrew Squire, and the speech given by Rockefeller in response. In very good condition, rebacked. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $2,200.00

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  • MILITARY COMMISSION SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND SECRETARY OF WAR EDWIN M. STANTON

    Lincoln, Abraham.

    Abraham Lincoln Military Commission Signed.

    June 8, 1863.

    Military commission boldly signed by Abraham Lincoln as President and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton appointing Byron G. Daniels as a “Captain in the Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Folio on vellum with vignettes with the white paper seal in the upper left corner intact. Included is a xeroxed packet of Byron G. Daniels’ war records which document his resignation on September 13th of 1864 as well as his appointment as United States consul at Hull, England in the 1890s. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Lincoln. Rare and desirable.

     

     

    Price: $12,000.00

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