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"Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value, elly judgments of all kinds remain necessary": First Edition of Albert Einsteins The Evolution of Physics; Inscribed by Him to Dr. Leonard Rowntree
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938.
First edition of this classic work, which traces the development of ideas in physics. Octavo, original blue cloth. Association copy, inscribed by Albert Einstein on the front free endpaper, “To Dr. Rowntree with kindest regards A. Einstein 1941.” The recipient, Dr. Leonard Rowntree is most well known for pioneering kidney research including the Rowntree test for kidney function; dialysis; the intravenous pyelogram and plasmapheresis. He joined Dr. John J. Abel at Johns Hopkins University in 1907, and in 1912 they developed the first artificial kidney, in the form of the dialysis machine. Rowntree would later move to the Mayo Clinic and is widely credited with creating the research tradition there. In 1946, President Harry Truman awarded Rowntree the Medal for Merit for his work as chief of the medical division of the Selective Service System from 1940 to 1945. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional association.
“The law is whatever is successfully argued and plausibly maintained": First Edition of Alexander Hamilton; Inscribed by Ron Chernow
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.
First edition of this landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Steve Tobey- Ron Chernow 5/7/05.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gabriele Wilson.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1949.
Early printing of Joseph Campbell’s magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 22 textual drawings, 12 plates. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With all my good wishes Joseph Campbell 10-13-79.” Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket, inscription to the front free endpaper. Uncommon and desirable signed.
New York: Random House, 1949.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Adrian Foley With my best wishes Oscar Hammerstein.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by H. Lawrence Hoffman.
“My name is now Christian, but my name used to be Graceless”: Finely Bound illustrated edition of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
London : George Routledge and Sons Ltd, 1892.
Elaborately bound of one of the most significant works of religious English literature, Pilgrim’s Progress. Octavo, bound in full morocco,pictorial cover inlay, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, silk ribbon, illustrated with 12 colored plates including frontispiece plus 110 additional illustrations by J.D. Watson. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
First Edition of Helen Keller's journal 1936-1937; Inscribed by Her To Publishing executive and editor
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1938.
First edition of Keller’s journals. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to publishing executive and editor, “To Mr. Harry Maule, With grateful thanks for his loyal friendship, Cordially, Helen Keller, April 4th 1938.” In near fine condition. Foreword by Nella Braddy.
First Edition of Rawlings' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel The Yearling; Inscribed by Her in the Year of Publication
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Mark David Corser with good wishes Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings April 1938.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed, especially in the year of publication.
“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain”: First Edition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time; Signed by Him
New York: The Dial Press, 1963.
First edition of one of the most influential works on race relations published in the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by James Baldwin on the dedication page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Uncommon signed.
"May you always have fair winds and sunny skies": Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936.
Early printing of one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Dale Carnegie on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition of one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Large octavo, bound in full green morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page. A very sharp example.
“Because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth”: Rare First Edition in Spanish of the Authors Masterpiece Cien Anos de Soledad; Inscribed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1967.
First edition of the author’s masterpiece which is recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the dedication page, “Para Pablo, conversatorio en el parque Gabriel Garcia Marquez ’95.” In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing small name on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box mimicking the front panel of the book. An exceptional example.
"With my compliments for a very interesting and enjoyable occasion": AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; INSCRIBED BY HER
New York: Random House, 1957.
Early printing of one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece stamped in gilt, spine stamped in black and gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Betty Hobman – Cordially – Ayn Rand 2/20/70.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by George Salter.
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
Early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.
“It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present": First Edition of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield; finely bound in three quarters calf
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.
First edition in book form of “the most perfect of all the Dickens novels” (Virginia Woolf). Octavo, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards with black morocco spine label lettered in gilt tooling to the spine and raised gilt bands, frontispiece, pictorial title page and 38 etched plates by H. K. Browne. In very good condition.
London: The Hogarth Press, 1948.
First edition of this novel, which Green considered the finest of his books. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mona Moore.