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New York: Picador, 2008.
First edition of the re-issue of Tom Wolfe’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Wolfe with his characteristic signature on the title page and additionally signed by John Glenn on the half-title page, who was a member of the Mercury Seven. In fine condition.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “To ___ _____ Love and peace Johanna Reiss October ’76 Nice to see you again.” Fine in a 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.
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst French Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
Paris: Gallimard, 1980.
First French edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. In very good condition with some shelfwear and toning to the extremities.
London: Evveryman Chess , 2011-14.
First editions of each volume. Octavo, original cloth, three volumes. Each is signed by Garry Kasparov on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jacket.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: New York, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Amos Oz on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.
London: Oxford University Press, 2000.
First edition of this collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Muldoon on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"The Metropolis strives to reach a mythical point where the world is completely fabricated by man, so that it absolutely coincides with his desires": First Edition of Rem Koolhaas Delirious New York; Signed by Him
New York: Oxford University, 1978.
First edition of Rem Koolhaas’ masterpiece on the architectural design of one of the most celebrated cities in the world.. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Laid in is a lecture pamplet given by Koolhaas. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky": First Edition Of THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF The Outsiders; Signed By S.E. Hinton
New York: The Viking Press, 2007.
First edition of the 40th anniversary edition of the author’s first novel. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by S.E. Hinton on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Easton Press, 1991.
First Easton press edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, original full leather, with raised bands and titles to the spine and front panel in gilt, all edges gilt. Signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson on the title page. Samuelson contributed the introduction to this volume. In fine condition.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981.
First edition of the historian’s National Book-Award winning biography on Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David McCullough in a contemporary hand on half-title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Mantel. A very bright example.
First Edition of the 50th anniversary of The Tin Drum; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass
Boston & New York: Harcourt Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
First edition of the fiftieth anniversary of Grass’ masterpiece. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Gunter Grass on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Breon Mitchell.
"Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still": First Edition of Brief Interviews With Hideous Men; Signed by David Foster Wallace
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1999.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Fulbrook III.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1959.
First edition of Naipaul’s third novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown. Jacket design by Stephen Russ.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
First edition of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated green cloth, with 174 illustrations by Edward W. Kemble. Author Zane Grey’s copy, with his blindstamp to the front free endpaper and first blank. “Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportions. Leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise” (MacDonnell, 35). Copies were assembled haphazardly by the printer and there is yet to be agreement among bibliographers as to the priority of many first edition issue points, however, the present volume contains the three commonly identified first issue points for the clothbound book: p. 9 Chapter VI. “Huck Decided to Leave” (corrected to “Huck Decides to Leave” in second printing); p. 13 “Him and another Man” p. 88 (corrected to p. 87 in second printing); and p. 57 11th line from bottom: “with the was” (corrected to “with the saw”). Also with the additional points of bibliographical interest with debated priority: the frontispiece portrait without cloth table cover under the bust bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; p. 143 Co. Grangerford (corrected to Col. Grangerford) and broken ‘b’ in body on line 7; p. 155 with the broken final ‘5’ (Johnson, 43-50; MacDonnell, 29-35; BAL 3415; McBride, 93). As to issue points resulting from damaged plates (e.g. the dropped “5” on p 155), 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” Firsts Magazine). A nice association copy linking these two great American writers. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.
First edition, early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I have sought a human society reduced to its most basic expression": First Edition of Claude-Levi Strauss' A World on the the Wane; Inscribed by Him
New York: Criterion Books, 1961.
First American edition of Levi-Strauss’ experience among tribes in Brazil. Octavo, original brown boards, illustrated with 48 pages of photographs and 48 line drawings. Inscribed by Claude Levi-Strauss on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Translated from the French by John Russell.
New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2014.
First edition. Small octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by both Robert Haas and Edward O. Wilson (who has drawn a picture of an ant) on the half-title page.