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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.
Later printing. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Camille Durand, Richard Feynman.” An excellent near fine example in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Viking Press, 1985.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears.
“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present": First Edition of A land of our own: An oral autobiography; Signed by Golda Meir
New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Golda Meir on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.
Signed limited edition of John Kenneth Galbraith’s memoirs. One of 350 copies signed by Galbraith, this copy is number 94. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Both the book and slipcase are in fine condition without wear.
First Edition of the Kurt Vonnegut's Final Book A Man Without A Country; Signed by Him With A Self-Caricature
New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Light rubbing, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author with a self-caricature drawing on the half title page.
“The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question": First Edition of James Joyces Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
New York: Huebsch, 1916.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. In excellent condition without the usual fade to the spine, light wear to the front panel, contemporary bookplate to the inside front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Toronto: Alred A. Knopf, 1998.
First Canadian edition. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Warner, 1983.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by William Goldman on the title page.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
First edition. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated green cloth gilt to the spine and front panel. A near fine example with just a touch of rubbing. Laid in is an original pen and ink drawing by E.W. Kemble laid in, titled in pencil in another hand, “The Pirate Chief carries off Sweet Marie,” pin-holes, light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. With “88” on p 13 and “with the was” on p 57. As to issue points resulting from damaged plates (e.g. the dropped “5” on p 155, present here), Kevin MacDonnell concludes, “they are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets. All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process” (“Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers,” Firsts, Vol 8, No 9, Sept 1998, pp 28-35). A very sharp example of this literary highspot.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” on the lower left hand corner. Some light spotting and surface wear. The signature is lightly smudged. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. The entire piece is 12.5 inches by 15 inches. Matted and framed.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM
Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49.” Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in very good condition shows some rubbing. Edited by Paul Arthur Schhilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First Edition of Alexander Hamilton; Inscribed by Ron Chernow in the Year of Publication to Judge Louis Oberdorfer
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer United States District Court for the District of Columbia Best regards- Ron Chernow 12/3/04.” The recipient was Louis Oberdorfer, a federal judge for the District of Columbia. He ran the Justice Department’s tax division under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy but was also a key member of the federal fight for civil rights in the South. An interesting gift inscription on the front free endpaper, from a close friend of both the author and the recipient. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Ron Chernow on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing.
London: Picador, 1998.
First hardcover edition of this modern cult classic. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bret Easton Ellis on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
"To know Indians was to take a delight in people as people; every encounter was an adventure": First Edition of An Area of Darkness; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
London: Andre Deutsch, 1964.
First Edition of the author’s first book in his Indian Trilogy which includes: “An Area of Darkness”, “India: A Wounded Civilization”, “India: A Million Mutinies Now.” Octavo, original boards. Signed by the Naipaul on the title page. Fine in very good dust jacket.
London: Bloomsbury, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First edition of Thorstein Veblen's An Inquiry Into the Nature of Peace and The Terms of Its Perpetuation
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. In near fine condition.
First Edition of “an astonishing literary achievement” Anthill; Signed by Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing of an Ant
New York: W.W. Norton , 2010.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also added a drawing of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket.