• 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.

    Price: $975.00

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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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  • “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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  • "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

    Maclean, Norman.

    A River Runs Through It and Other Stories.

    Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1976.

    First edition, first printing one of only 1,577 copies of the 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.

    Price: $4,000.00

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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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  • “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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  • "Let's talk about the future. We have had miseries before. But we've always overcome before": Signed limited first edition of Gerald Ford's A Vision for America; One of 500 numbered copies signed by him

    Ford, Gerald.

    A Vision for America.

    Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980.

    Signed limited first edition of Ford’s Address to the Republican National Convention held at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on July 14, 1980. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece engraved portrait of Ford, gilt presidential seal to the title page. One of 500 numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 57. In near fine condition.

    Price: $175.00

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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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  • “History is the memory of States": First Edition of Henry Kissinger's first Book A World Restored; Signed by Him

    Kissinger, Henry A.

    A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace 1812-22.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957.

    First edition of Kissinger’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.

    Price: $975.00

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