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New York: Macmillan & Company, 1929.
First edition of Alfred North Whitehead’s magnum opus. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright and fresh. An exceptional example.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973.
First edition of this collection of short stories by the author of The Natural. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Susie and Paul, Kind good friends- Bern May 1973.” The recipients, Suzanne and Paul Shrag were close friends of Malamud and brother of printmaker Karl Schrag. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
“Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power": First Edition of Walter Lippmann's Classic Work Public Opinion; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in the fields of media studies, political science, and social psychology. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Asya from Walter March 1922.” In good condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982.
First edition of Malamud’s eighth and final novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Susie and Paul Old friends with affection Bern.” The recipients, Suzanne and Paul Shrag were close friends of Malamud and brother of printmaker Karl Schrag. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
“She would've been a good woman," said The Misfit, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life": First Edition of Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To To Find
New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955.
Review copy first edition, first state book with “tyring” on page 125; first-issue dust jacket with reviews for Wise Blood on rear panel of O’Connor’s classic work. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with the review slip attached to the front free endpaper.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
First edition of the renowned wine critic’s elaborately illustrated work showcasing 175 of the worlds most accomplished wine estates. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, elaborately illustrated with color photographs. Signed by Robert M. Parker on the second free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Beth Middleworth.
"And so I am a revolutionary, and a most reluctant one": First Edition of Edward Teller's The Reluctant Revolutionary; inscribed by him
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1960.
First edition of Teller’s classic work on the role of the scientist in the nuclear age. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Connie Crawford, Edward Teller.” From the library of J.R. Maxfield, Jr. with his business card laid in on which he has inscribed, “with best wishes.” Maxfield was a Charter Member and 10th president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and founder of the American College of Nuclear Medicine. During his presidency, he established The Journal of Nuclear Medicine to which he made numerous important contributions. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
“It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present": First Edition of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.
First edition in book form of “the most perfect of all the Dickens novels” (Virginia Woolf). Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments, raised bands, red morocco spine labels. With frontispiece, engraved title-page and 38 plates inserted throughout. Plates by H.K. Browne. In near fine condition.
London: Peter Owen, 1960.
First British edition of the author’s masterpiece, which was praised by Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, and Christopher Isherwood and propelled the young Yukio Mishima to international fame.. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Keith Reader. Translated From The Japanese by Meredith Weatherby. An exceptional 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 very good condition with light rubbing and wear to the extremities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.