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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.
"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 fine condition, lacking the dust jacket. A superior 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.
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. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Harry Mahr with the authors best wishes Sidney Homer.” Mahr was a banker and economist associated with Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh and friends of Sidney Homer. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed by Homer.
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.
"It is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in": First Edition Set of Winston Churchills Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; Signed by Him in Volumes Two and Three
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.
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.
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.
"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 the Maclean’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Norman Maclean on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket without the usual sunning to the spine with a touch of rubbing. A superior 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.
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.
“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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Tyranny is like the electric wiring in an old house. A tyrant dies, the new tyrant takes possession, and all he has to do is drop the switch": First Edition of Absolute Friends; Signed by John Le Carre
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004.
First edition. Octavo. Signed by John Le Carre on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"THE MOST PRAISED AND MOST CONDEMNED 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN WORK OF FICTION": FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, PRECEDING THE AMERICAN FIRST EDITION
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884.
First English edition, preceding the first American edition, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius). Binding state “A” with the gatherings sewn in the conventional manner with thread. Octavo, original decorative red cloth, stamped in black, lettered in gilt. Illustrated from 174 drawings by E. W. Kemble. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing, small contemporary name to the half-title page. The English edition preceded the American by a few months and was made from sheets sent by American edition publisher Webster. A superior example.
Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the masterpieces of American literature Tom Sawyer; Finely Bound
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876.
First edition, first printing, first state (with “THE” on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, titles to the spine in gilt, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
First Edition of Harold Lamb's Alexander of Macedon: Journey to World's End; Inscribed by Him in the year of Publication
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “To Hortense Shyab Harold Lamb June 11, 1946.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.