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“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more": First Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloomsbury, 2005.
First edition of the sixth and penultimate novel in Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Jason Cockcroft.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 118562
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric”: First Edition of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy; Signed by Him
W.W. Norton & Company: London, 1927.
First edition of this classic work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bertrand Russell on the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 118454
New York: The Viking Press, 1974.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 118732
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1969.
Rare first editions of this landmark work on surgery. Quarto, 2 volumes, original boards, illustrated. In very good condition. First editions are uncommon.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117289
Franklin: Franklin Library, 1979.
Signed limited first edition of Baldwin’s first book. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt. Boldly signed by James Baldwin. Illustrated by Burt Silverman. In near fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 118321
“Every real story is a never ending story": First Edition of Die unendliche Geschichte; Signed by Michael Ende
Stuttgart: K. Thienemanns Verlag, 1979.
First German edition and true first of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Michael Ende on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 117615
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence": Limited First Edition of Israel: A personal History, Signed by David Ben Gurion
New York: Funk and Wagnalls Inc, 1971.
Signed limited first edition, number 1327 one of 2000 copies. Signed beneath the photographic frontispiece by David Ben-Gurion. Thick quarto, original full dark blue morocco, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 118048
"High School introduced at young age (15 & 16) to Emily Dickinson, who is probably greatest American poet I realize now": Rare Graduate Student Questionnaire Completed and Signed by Jack Kerouac with a lengthy inscription
Rare mimeographed questionnaire sent by a graduate student of City College of New York to Jack Kerouac; completed and signed twice by him with a lengthy inscription in conclusion. Two pages, partially printed the questionnaire begins with a typed letter signed by James A. Sherlock politely requesting Kerouac’s response which reads in part: “Dear Mr. Kerouac, I am a graduate student of City College of New York, working upon an original research project aimed at uncovering certain educational factors in the lives of successful writers. As you undoubtedly know, there always has been considerable interest in analyzing the psychological make-up of the writer, but seldom has the more prosaic factor of the writer’s education been taken into consideration. Through this questionnaire, I would like to find out if the average successful writer considers his high school education in English a help or a hindrance in preparing him for his profession. Did frequent composition assignments aid the writer in improving his skill? Did reading – either outside reading or reading assigned in the classroom – play a small or large part in preparing the writer for his work?” Completed by Kerouac, in his hand, the questionnaire reads: Reading During High School: 1. In your high school days, did you prefer to read fiction or non-fiction? “Both” 2. If you preferred fiction, what type did you prefer? (Novels, short stories, plays, poetry, etc.) “Novels (from Bronte to ‘pulp’ novels)” 3. If you preferred non-fiction, what subjects did you prefer to read about? “Encyclopaedias [sic], Atlases, Harvard Classics (of Elliot)” 4. Was most of your reading matter of your own choosing or reading material assigned in the classroom? “My Own Choosing mostly (cut classes to spend schooldays in Library)” 5. Did you favor one or two authors at this time in particular in your high school reading? If so, whom? “Just general” 6. As nearly as you can remember, approximately how many books did you read each month during your high school days? “Depended on activities (of course)” High School Instruction: 7. As nearly as you can remember, how often were written compositions assigned in your high school English classes? “Can’t remember” 8. In your opinion, what facet of English instruction did most to develop your skill as a writer? (Literature, composition, spelling, grammar, vocabulary study, others) “Literature” The least? “Composition” 9. As you recall, were your grades in English composition on the whole very good, good, average, fair, or poor? (Kerouac has checked good) 10. Do you recall ever having received special encouragement in your writing from a high school English teacher? “Yes, Joseph Pyne of Lowell High School (Mass.)” Early Writing: 11. At approximately what age did you first seriously consider becoming a writer? “17 (That is, a ‘serious’ writer) (wrote since 11)” 12. Did you engage in outside writing – above the usual writing required in every day life – to any degree at this time? “Yes – from 11 yrs. old on.” 13. Did you at this time consciously imitate the style of any particular author or authors in your writing? “Yes” If so, who? “Saroyan & Hemingway (at 17)” 14. In your opinion, how much did your high school English courses contribute to your success as a writer? (Kerouac has checked all four options: Very much, Some, Little, and Very Little) 15. What factor or factors, if any, would you say contributed more that your schooling to your success as a writer? “SELF IMPOSED READING SCHEDULES OUTSIDE CLASSROOM” Note: If you have additional ideas on the value or inadequacies of your high school English instruction, please feel free to state them on the back of this questionnaire. Name: “Jack Kerouac”. In response to the final question, Kerouac has added a full page signed inscription to the verso of the third page of the questionnaire, “English & American Lit course in High School introduced at young age (15 & 16) to Emily Dickinson, who is probably greatest American poet I realize now (at least equal to Melville & Whitman for sheer mental beauty & brilliance of emotion – description) – High School crucial time to teach Jack K. But writers are born, not made (ask Balzac).” In near fine condition. An exceptional example offering a rare and intimate glimpse into the education and influences of one of the formative writers of the 20th century.
Price: $38,000.00 Item Number: 117950
"But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone I'll be speaking to you sweetly From a window In the Tower of Song": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs; Inscribed by Him to Mort Lindsey and fellow singer Judy Johnson
New York: Pantheon, 1993.
First edition of this collection of poems and songs. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Mort and Judy warm regards on Christmas Day Leonard Los Angeles 1993.” Cohen has include his trademark entwined heart stamp. The recipients were composer Mort Lindsey and fellow singer Judy Johnson and close friends of Cohen. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen DiGrado. Jacket photograph by Edward Gajdel. Association copies are uncommon.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 117464
“One Reality, all-comprehensive, contains within itself all realities": Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy; Inscribed by Him
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945.
First American edition, early printing which preceded the British edition by one year of this classic work by Huxley. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Herb Lowe with good wishes, Aldous Huxley 1954.” Herb Lowe has inscribed it below. In near fine condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117662
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1959.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author in which he summarizes his philosophical beliefs and explains how they changed during his life. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bertrand Russell on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 117453
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985.
Signed limited first edition of Irving’s sixth novel. Octavo, original leather, gilt titles and tooling, raised bands, all edges gilt, frontispiece by Scott Reynolds. Boldly signed by John Irving. In fine condition, with the original letter from the publisher laid in.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 117269
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
First edition, early printing of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway’s best works. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ernest Hemingway. Near fine in an excellent near fine first issue dust jacket without the photographer’s name to the rear panel. Rare and desirable signed by Hemingway.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 117657
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories by the author of The Sound and the Fury. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket artwork by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. An exceptional example.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 117446
First Edition of Graham Greene's The Quiet American; warmly Inscribed by Him in the year of publication
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1955.
First edition of Greene’s classic novel of exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Ann Slayton- I’m so glad Peter introduced us- from Graham Greene Jan. 26, 1955 Albany, Piccadilly, London W.1.” Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 117468
“The rebirth of the soul is perpetual; only rebirth every hour could stay the hand of Satan": First Edition of Go Tell It On the Mountain
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953.
First edition of Baldwin’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket drawing by John O’Hara Cosgrave. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by Asprey. An exceptional example, easily one of the nicest copies extant.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 117439
“UNDOUBTEDLY, PHILOSOPHERS ARE IN THE RIGHT WHEN THEY TELL US THAT NOTHING IS GREAT OR LITTLE OTHERWISE THAN BY COMPARISON": Early edition of Johnathan Swift's masterpiece Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first Surgeon, and then Captain of several Ships. [Gulliver’s Travels].
London: Benjamin Motte, 1727.
First edition, early printing of Swift’s masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling and miniature fleuron cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, all edges speckled red, engraved headpieces and tailpieces, illustrated with 5 copper-engraved maps & 5 copper-engraved plates. This edition was printed before the stated “second edition” but published after it, early in 1728, though dated 1727. Each of the 4 parts had a separate title-page, though that to part 3 (leaf A4 of Vol. II); the separate titles for parts 2 and 3 were misdated MDCXXVII, and that to part 2 is so dated. Some copies were issued with a portrait of Gulliver, but there are no signs that there was ever one in this example (Teerink-Scouten 294). In near fine condition. An attractive example, desirable in a contemporary binding.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 117068
"This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.
First English edition of this work Hemingway. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Hans Tisdall. An exceptional example.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 117656
“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.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 117844
“In journeys, as in life, it is a great deal easier to go down hill than up”: First Edition of Dickens Nicholas Nickleby
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.
First edition in book form of one of Dickens’ most popular novels. Octavo, bound in three quarters calf over boards, gilt titles to the spine. First issue points with “visiter” for “sister” on p. 123, “latter” for “letter” p.160, “flys” for flies on p. 245, and “visiters” for “visitors” on p. 272. First issue points for first four plates. In very good condition.
Price: $1,050.00 Item Number: 117498