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"I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see": First Edition of Blindness; Signed by Jose Saramago
Orlando: Harcourt, 1997.
First American edition of the author’s novel on the order of Camus’ “The Plague”. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Claudine G. Mansour. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.
First edition of this collection of poems by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar. Jacket illustration by John Burgoyne.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945.
First edition of this work by Frost. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Robert Frost to Samuel Plotkin.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery": Early Shakespeare edition of Joyce's Ulysses
Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927.
Early printing of the Paris edition of Joyce’s masterpiece. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and ruled to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition of this Galbraith landmark work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only the lightest of wear. A very sharp example of this economic highspot.
First Edition of The Quest For Mach One: A First-Person Account of Breaking the Sound Barrier; Signed by Chuck Yeager
New York: Penguin Studio, 1997.
First edition of this collection of interviews with men who broke the sound barrier. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Chuck Yeager on the title page, the first person to break the sound barrier. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jaye Zimet. Commentary by Mac McKendry. Introduction by Walter Boyne. Afterword by Jeffrey Ethell.
"This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy": Review Copy of the First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964.
First edition with “A-3.64[H]” present on copyright page. Review copy, with the slip laid in, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. Jacket painting of Pont Neuf, Paris by Hildegard Rath.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.
First edition of Bloom’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Harold Bloom on the half-title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine crown and overall light wear. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
New York : The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition of this intimate work on the life of Leonard Bernstein. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Leonard Bernstein on the half-title page, “For Dana Than Leonard Bernstein.” Near fine in a very good acetate dust jacket. Photographs by Ken Heyman.
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition, sixth printing, published a few months after the first of the Watson’s ground-breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and tears. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg.
Color photograph of British naturalists David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, boldly signed by them. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. Then entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches.
“STRUGGLE IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS. FREEDOM IS NEVER REALLY WON, YOU EARN IT AND WIN IT IN EVERY GENERATION”: FIRST EDITION OF MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; Inscribed by Coretta Scott King
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.
First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Don with love and gratitude Coretta Scott King.” Some light stains to the page edges in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
London: John Murray, 1838.
First edition of the companion volume to Lyell’s pioneering work, Principles of Geology. Octavo, elegantly bound in full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments, green morocco spine label, gilt ruling to the spine, front and real panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece in color of an ideal section of the earth’s crust explaining the theory of the contemporaneous origin of the four great classes of rocks with tissue guard, engraved illustrations throughout the text. With the original paper spine label bound in at rear. From the library of Johnathan M. Himmelhoch, Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry at the Universtiy of Pittsburgh, with his library imprint to the dedication page. In fine condition.
"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.
"The red sun seemed to tip one end of a pair of scales below the horizon, and simultaneously to lift an orange moon at the other": First Edition of Between the Woods and the Water; Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor
London: John Murray, 1986.
First British edition of the author’s second book in the author’s trilogy that began with “A Time of Gifts”. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leigh Fermor on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.A very sharp example.
"Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God": Mark Twain's Europe and Elsewhere; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1923.
Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. With an appreciation by Brander Matthews and an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Uncommon in this condition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition of Galbraith landmark work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Larry Owens from John Kenneth Galbraith.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only the lightest of shelfwear.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1970.
Paperback original first edition of this work, which went on to win the 1970 Nebula and 1971 Hugo award for best novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Larry Niven on the title page. In good condition.
“Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours”: Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1938.
Later printing of one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Earl Nahser Dale Carnegie.” In very good condition, lacking the dust jacket.