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London: Printed for Thomas Brown, 1765.
First edition in English of Voltaire’s Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy. Octavo, full period calf, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, gilt ruled, marbled endpapers, all edges red. In good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 81265
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Hass, Inc, 1935.
First edition of Faulkner’s explosive novel about a group of Southern barnstormers. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 96589
First Edition of Theres No Such Thing As A Free Lunch; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman
Chicago, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1975.
First edition of a collection of key writings by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, “one of the 20th century’s leading economic scholars, on a par with giants like John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson… [and] spiritual heir to Adam Smith” (New York Times). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Milton Friedman Nov. 6, 1976.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bud Edmondson.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 99776
The brain is a complex biological organ possessing immense computational capability: it constructs our sensory experience, regulates our thoughts and emotions, and controls our actions": First Edition of In Search of Memory; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning Scientist Eric Kandel
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
First edition of the scientist’s autobiography which deals with the groundbreaking work on the biological process of memory, which earned him the Nobel Prize. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mayshan with best wishes Eric Kandel.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 39334
New York: Basic Books, 1978.
Early printing of Wanniski’s classic book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Jan. 29, 1979 To K.K. Bigelow Best Wishes to A Comrade in Arms and Ideas. Jude Wanniski.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Vincent Torre.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 47899
"I couldn't help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for--to find out how much a man could take without breaking": First Edition of Breakfast of Champions; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature
New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
First edition of Vonnegut’s classic work. Octavo, original orange cloth, with drawings by the author. Boldly signed by the author with a large drawing of a self-caricature spanning two pages on the half-title page, “Kurt Vonnegut Sagaponack, N.Y. 1992.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Giusti. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,350.00 Item Number: 99877
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2011.
First edition of the second volume of the collected works of Kirzner. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Israel M. Kirzner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by Peter J. Boettke and Frédéric Sautet.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 104622
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For David and Dan in memory of Uncle Alex Herman Wouk. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 49878
"The real measure is the success or fall of the climber to triumph, not over a lifeless mountain, but over themself": First Edition of The Ascent of Everest; Inscribed by John Hunt
London: Hodder & Houghton, 1953.
First edition of this account of the 1953 British conquest of Everest. Octavo, original blue cloth, with eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and many in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “For S.W. Norman, who helped so much to make this possible John Hunt.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by W. Heaton Cooper. Chapter 16 is Sir Edmund Hillary’s stirring account of the final part of the climb, and the appendices are by members of the expedition. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 87493
Paris: André Sauret , 1965.
Deluxe illustrated Sauret edition of the works of Guillaume Apollinaire. Quartos, 5 volumes, bound in full black pebbled morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with colored engravings. Limited edition, one of 95 sets produced, this is number 88. Each volume housed in the original custom marbled slipcase. In near fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 94694
London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
First adult paperback edition of the first book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. In fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 99778
“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing": First British Edition of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Cassell, 1947.
First British edition of Rands’s breakthrough work and her first major literary success. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 56865
First Edition of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights; Warmly inscribed by Him
London: Scholastic, 1995.
First edition of Pullman’s first book in his acclaimed Dark Materials trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Robert, in the hope that you’ll enjoy this fantasy Philip Pullman.” Fine in a fine first issue dust-jacket with ‘Point’ on spine and ‘7-9 Pratt Street on lower rear jacket flap. Jacket illustration by David Scutt. Author photograph by Robin Matthews.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 99738
New York: The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Lee Graham All my good wishes Sincerely Joseph Campbell.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 98776
Boston: Beacon Press, 1967.
First edition of Zinn’s classic work arguing for withdrawal of military forces in Vietnam. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Howard Zinn 2001.” Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 100961
“You may not believe this. No one believes this, but it is true": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's Winner Take Nothing
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933.
First edition of Hemingway’s third collection of short stories. Octavo, original black cloth. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with light rubbing and wear.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 99567
New York: Random House, 1956.
First edition of this early journalistic work by Capote. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Jarrett Fadem with the good wishes of Truman Capote.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Philip Grushkin.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 69775
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness": First Edition of The Architecture of Frank Gehry; Inscribed by Frank Gehry
New York: Rizzoli Publishers, 1986.
First edition of this early monograph of the work of renowned architect Frank Gehry. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Essays by Rosemarie Haag Bletter, Coosje van Bruggen, Mildred Friedman, Joseph Giovannini, Thomas S. Hines, Pilar Vilades. Foreword Henry N. Cobb. Commentaries by Frank Gehry.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 44675
"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again": First Edition of Dickens Nicholas Nickleby
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.
First edition in book form of one of Dickens’ most popular novels, finely bound by Bayntun Bindery. Octavo, bound in red three quarters morocco over boards, gilt titles to the spine, with the steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens after the painting by David Maclise and engraved plate entitled “Specimen of the Illustrations of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist present, illustrated with 39 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) including plates 1-4 in the earliest states with the publisher’s imprint. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 99353