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“Every real story is a never ending story": First Edition of The Neverending Story; Signed by Michael Ende
New York: Doubleday & Company 1983.
First edition in English of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Michael Ende on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg. An exceptional example.
London: Cassell and Company, Limited 1921.
First British edition of this work which addresses the possibility of a future world state. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves": First Edition of Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama; Signed by Him
London: Hodder & Stoughton 1990.
First British edition of The Dalai Lama’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
London: Bloomsbury 1996.
First edition of “this masterpiece” (Edmonton Journal). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Merry Christmas John Irving.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by React.
"And people with obsessions, reflected Bond, were blind to danger": First edition of Ian Flemings Moonraker; Signed by Henry Blofeld
London: Jonathan Cape 1955.
First edition, first issue with “shoo” for “shoot” on page 10 of the third novel in the James Bond series and what many critics to be his finest.
Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Henry Blofeld on front free endpaper. Blofeld is the son of Thomas Robert Calthorpe Blofeld (1903-1986) who attended Eton with Fleming and who’s name is believed to be the inspiration for the supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with the spine panel bright and with light wear to the spine extremities. Jacket design by Kenneth Lewis. A nice association.
"But no, I was out for stars, I would not come in. I meant not even if asked, and I hadn't been": Come In and Other Poems; Inscribed by Robert Frost
New York: Henry Holt and Company 1944.
Early printing of this collection of Frost’s later poems. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For John Abrahamson from Robert Frost Dartmouth 1945.” Selection, biographical introduction and commentary by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated by John O’Hara Cosgrave, II. In near fine condition.
“I SWEAR BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER MAN, NOR ASK ANOTHER MAN TO LIVE FOR MINE": FIRST EDITION OF AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; SIGNED BY HER
New York: Random House 1957.
First edition 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. Boldly signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by George Salter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference”: ROBERT FROST'S MOUNTAIN INTERVAL; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Henry Holt and Company 1921.
First edition of the 1921 edition of this collection of poems, which features Frost’s, “The Road Not Taken.” Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Frost. Signed by the author on the title page, “Robert Frost San Antonio Nov 20, 1922.” Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a good dust jacket.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer": First American Edition of Albert Camus Classic Novel The Stranger
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1946.
First American edition of Camus’ first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original beige cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Warren Chappell. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
Rare First Edition of Ellen Raskin's Newbery-Award Winning Novel The Westing Game; Lengthily Inscribed by Her to her Closest Friend
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc 1978.
First edition of Raskins’s Newbery Award winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title page with a drawing of a self-caricature, “O, glory, glory, glory be, will wonders never case! For Sue Glazer – my best rooter and good, good friend. Thank you, thank you, love and kisses, Ellen Raskin.” Raskin has added a full-page caricature of herself donning a gown, tiara and “Miss Newbery” sash holding a large scepter with the gold Newbery seal as the globe. She has also added a footnote at the bottom of the page which reads, “Note: This book is one of the first off the press – the dedication may be belated, but it is a good one. E.R.” The recipient, Dr. Susan Mandel Glazer was the author’s closest friend and an internationally recognized literary advocate and taught at Rider University for an impressive 45 years. Scarcely seen inscribed, let alone with a self-caricature and such an intimate association.
"the brave adventurer, the good companion, my love": First Edition of Nothing More To Declare; Inscribed by John Clellon Holmes to His Wife
New York: E.P. Dutton 1967.
First edition of this notable assessment of the literature of the Beats and their contemporaries, with essays on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, “For Shirley- the brave adventurer, the good companion, my love- John Feb. 3, 1967.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Omin. An exceptional association copy.
"Every one wanted to say so much that no one said anything in particular": First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous
London: Macmillan 1897.
First edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber. Octavo, original blue cloth eleganted stamped in gilt. In near fine condition with light shelfwear. An exceptional example.
“I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing": First Edition of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company 1885.
First edition of Twain’s masterpiece. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated green cloth gilt to the spine and front panel. With 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble. In fine condition. Mixed state with the copyright notice dated 1883; “Him and Another Man” corrected to page 87; p. 57 “was” corrected to “saw”; with the signature mark lacking on p. 161; p. 155 with the final 5 broken. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Bookplate to the pastedown. A near perfect example.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail": The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson; Finely Bound
London: Arthur L. Humphreys 1899.
Quarto, 2 volumes, elaborately bound in full morocco by Morrell for C. Scribner’s Sons, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes": Finely bound set of the complete works of Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant
Paris: Editions Louis Conrad 1929-1955.
Finely bound set of the complete works of Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant. Octavos, 63 volumes, text in French, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated with engravings. In near fine condition. A very sharp set.
“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all": Signed Photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru
Signed photograph of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Signed and dated by Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru 1957.” Accompanied by the original typed transmittal letter signed by Nehru, dated 21st June 1957 , and addressed to Mr. Tore Johansen which reads, ‘Dear friend, I have received you letter of the 20th June 1957 for which I thank you. I am sending you a photograph of mine. With all good wishes to you, “Yours sincerely Jawaharlal Nehru.”‘ In fine condition. The photograph measures 5.5 inches by 4.75 inches.