- Gifts - Graduation and Celebrations
- Browse All
- Art and Architecture
- Autograph Letters Signed
- Biography and Autobiography
- Children's Books
- Economics and Finance
- Fine Bindings and Sets
- First Edition
- Food and Wine
- Framed Autographs and Historical Documents
- Gifts - For Her
- Gifts - For Him
- Gifts - Graduation and Celebrations
- Gifts - Holidays
- History, Law, and Politics
- New Arrivals
- Presidents and World Leaders
- Science and Natural History
- Science Fiction and Mystery
- Signed & Autographed Books
- Sports and Leisure
- Travel and Exploration
New York: Liveright, 2012.
First edition of “this monumental exploration of the biological origins of the human condition” (James D. Watson). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"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.
"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 only light wear to the extremities. Housed in a contemporary half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, 1924.
First British edition of Veblen’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition with light shelf wear to the extremities.
“IS THIS REALITY, THE FINAL REALITY, OR JUST A NEW DECEPTIVE DREAM?”: FIRST EDITION OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
New York: McGraw-Hill Company, 1968.
First edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.
New York: FSG, 1973.
First edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine. Jacket design by Richard Cuffari.
New York: Hill and Wang, 1962.
First American edition of Wiesel’s third book in his acclaimed Night Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Saul Lambert. Translated from the French by Anne Borchardt. A very sharp example.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2010.
First edition of this work on investing by two of the world’s greatest financial thinkers. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the co-author on the front free endpaper, “With best wishes Burt Malkiel.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael J. Freeland.
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.
Easton, CT: Easton Press, 2004.
First Easton Press edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
"I'm starved for love. Not ordinary love but real love. The love that's like music or something": First Edition of The Ginger Man; Signed by J.P. Donleavy
Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.
First edition, first issue with the words, Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to the rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Boldly signed by J.P. Donleavy on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Introduction by Arland Ussher. Housed in a custom leather box. A very sharp example.
Sante Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 1999.
First edition of this monograph. Quarto, original leatherette cover. illustrated throughout. Elaborately signed and inscribed by Peter Beard in the year of publication, with his left hand imprint added. In fine condition. Preface by Peter T. Tunney and with an introduction by David Fahey. Essay by Anthony Haden-Guest.
New York: Random House, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his neighbors, “To Peggy and Harley With Best Wishes Buzz Aldrin 12-25-82.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino.
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.
"The 100 subjects I've chosen are fascinating, wacky, wild and often just weird - yet there are powerful and at times very funny": First edition of Kenneth Fisher's 100 Minds That Made The Market; Lengthily Inscribed by him prior to publication
Woodside, California: Business Classics, 1993.
First edition of American investment analyst Kenneth L. Fisher’s complete guide to the greatest minds in investment. Octavo, original cloth gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author prior to publication on the front free endpaper, “12/15/92 For Joe Graf, Merry Christmas. Here is a pre-pub copy of my upcoming third book. I must be crazy to spend my spare time studying obscure, dead financiers. But it’s fun. I hope this book is fun for you too. See you in ’93. Ken Fisher.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Steven Weinberg's To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper, 2015.
First edition of this “thoughtful history of science” (The New Yorker). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly inscribed by Steven Weinberg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milan Bozic.
"It was a wrong number that started it": First edition of the Folio Society edition of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy; Signed by Him
London: The Folio Society, 2008.
First edition of the Folio Society edition of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Fine in a fine slipcase. Illustrated by Tom Burns.
"I shall not easily forget one summer afternoon in the Wawoma Forest when I sat down to rest by a little stream": First Edition of J. Smeaton Chase's Yosemite Valley
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911.
First edition of J. Smeaton Chase’s classic survey of the Yosemite Valley. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with photographs by the author throughout. In near fine condition. A very clean example.
“The world is full of places to which I want to return”: First Edition of The Good Soldier. A Tale of Passion
London: John Lane Company, 1915.
First edition, first issue without the 16 pp. of advertisements.of this literary highspot, one of the great novels of the first half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
"I have been strolling and restrollling along the ancient wall - so perfect in its antiquity": First edition of Henry James' Transatlantic Sketches
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co, 1875.
First edition of James’ autobiographical collection of travel pieces. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In good condition. A nice example of this important work.