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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.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 1218
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.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 5522
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.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 5559
"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.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 5402
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.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 5380
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.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 5679
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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 5657
"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.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 745
“Most self-destructive behavior is simply ridiculous—never mind how complexly compelled by personal demons": First Edition of The Imaginary Girlfriend; Signed by John Irving
London: Bloomsbury, 1996.
First edition of “this masterpiece” (Edmonton Journal). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by React.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 242
"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: Viking Press, 2007.
First edition of the 40th anniversary edition of the author’s first novel. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 4153
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.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 4356
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.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 1903
"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.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 2702
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.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 3544
First Edition of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; From the Library of Fellow Novelist Zane Grey
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. The author Zane Grey’s copy, with his blindstamp to the front free endpaper and first blank. Contains all the agreed upon first issue points for the clothbound book: page 9 with “Decided” remaining uncorrected (to “Decides”); page 13, illustration captioned “Him and another Man” listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads “with the was,” instead of “with the saw”. Other points of bibliographical interest included in this copy are the frontispiece portrait without cloth table cover under the bust, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with “l” missing from “Col.” at top of illustration and with broken “b” in “body” on line seven; page 155 with a larger final “5”; page 161, no signature mark “11”. 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). An exceptional association copy linking these two great American writers. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 3733
"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2014.
First edition of this tribute to Nelson Mandela. Small octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anna Bauer.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 4526
"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.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 802
"ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN SINCE DARWIN:FIRST EDITION OF MISMEASURE OF MAN, SIGNED BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.
First edition of Gould’s powerful challenge to views “of intelligence as a single thing, called IQ.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 3814
First Edition of The Charm of Physics; Warmly Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Sheldon Glashow
New York: American Institute of Physics, 1991.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Steve Moore, Thanks for a fun interview Sheldon Lee Glashow.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. With review material laid in.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 64
New York: Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2014.
First edition of this fantasy novella by George R.R. Martin. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers. Signed by George R.R. Martin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art and illustrations throughout by Luis Royo.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 4345
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge": First Editions of Each Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Series; Each volume Signed by George R.R. Martin
The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Saga:] A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons.
New York: Bantam, 1996-2011.
First editions of each of the five volumes in the author’s acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Octavo, five volumes, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Each volume is signed by the author, George R.R. Martin on the title page. Each volume is fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 4536
"I feel that my whole life is a contribution"; FIRST EDITION OF THE INCOMPLEAT SINGER; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY LEGENDARY FOLKSINGER PETE SEEGER
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Robert! Pete Seeger.”Seeger has also drawn a picture of a banjo. Edited by Jo Metclaf Schwartz. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 2166
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1958.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Although not marked this copy is from the library of travel collector, Mary Anna Marten, who was the daughter of the 3rd and last Lord Alington of Crichel and later trustee of The British Museum.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 3413