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“If the wind rises it can push us against the flood when it comes": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's Islands in the Stream Finely Bound by Asprey
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970.
First edition of Hemingway’s autobiographical novel in three parts, published posthumously. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Asprey, gilt titles and ruled to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, facsimile Hemingway signature in gilt to the front panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, original cartographic endpapers bound in back. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 101935
"For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes": First Edition of The Way of the Animal Powers; Inscribed by Joseph Campbell to Richard Adams
San Francisco: Alfred Van Der Marck Editions/ Harper & Row, 1983.
First edition of this work on mythology by the author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes. Joseph Campbell 9/15/84.” Best known as the author of Watership Down, English novelist Richard Adams was heavily influenced by American professor Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology, specifically the concept of the monomyth, or journey of the archetypal hero that can be applied as a common template to a range of mythological narratives. Popularized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell described the narrative pattern of the hero’s journey as follows: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” He and other scholars described the narratives of Odysseus, Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Jesus Christ in terms of the monomyth. Adams’ Watership Down exhibits strong parallels to the epic themes of Homer’s Odyssey, following a group of anthropomorphised rabbits who encounter perils and temptations on their journey to establish a new home after their warren is destroyed. Bookplate of Richard Adams, fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 95632
"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
“Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know": First Edition of Liar's Poker; Signed by Michael Lewis
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1989.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Lewis on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Andrew M. Newman Graphic Design Inc. Jacket Illustration by Vint Lawrence. First printings are uncommon, especially signed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 21016
A Dictionary of the English Language Exhibiting the Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definition of Words According to the Prevailing Usage of Correct Writers and Speakers.
London and Edinburgh: W. and R. Chambers, 1861.
First edition of Cooley’s Dictionary of the English language. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black spine label, raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers. Author’s preface. In very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 92803
“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: Oxford University Press, 1954.
First edition of this work by one of the great modernist architects of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Adlai Stevenson hope and inspiration of his countrymen cordially Richard Neutra 54.” The recipient, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, was an American politician and diplomat noted for his promotion of progressive causes in the Democratic Party. He served as the 31st Governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, and received the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in the 1952 and 1956 elections. Adlai Stevenson’s ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear. A nice association.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 93541
“GREAT LEADERS ALMOST ALWAYS EXUDE SELF-CONFIDENCE. THEY ARE NEVER PETTY. THEY ARE NEVER BUCK-PASSERS. THEY PICK THEMSELVES UP AFTER DEFEAT…”: First Edition of Blood, Brains & Beer: The Autobiography of David Ogilvy; Signed by David Ogilvy
New York: Atheneum, 1978.
First edition of Ogilvy’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by David Ogilvy on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear and closed tears.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 21071
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. One page folded on Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts letterhead, the letter is dated March 20, 1900 and reads, “Dear Mr. Ernst, I have meditated prayerfully on your kind suggestion that I should deliver the next 4th of July Oration and I think I ought not to attempt it. I shrink from assuming extra burdens at present and I have not so definite a sense of having something particular to say as to overcome the fear of avoidable fatigue. I write to you and not to his Honor the Mayor because you spoke to me. May I beg you to convince him that I am very humbled by the honor of the very suggestion. Sincerely your O.W. Holmes.”
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 112740
London: Picador, 1998.
First hardcover edition of this modern cult classic. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bret Easton Ellis on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear and toning to the spine.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 93896
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past": First American Edition of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949.
First American edition of Orwell’s classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Caricature of Orwell on the rear panel by George Holland. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 119887
Fine collection of Ronald Reagan Presidential gift accessories including a pair of cuff links and a lapel pin bearing the Presidential Eagle and Crest seal and a fountain pen bearing Reagan’s signature in facsimile. Each piece is housed in the original gift box with Reagan’s signature stamped in gilt to the box cover. In fine condition with the pen requiring a nib insert. A handsome collection.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 114264
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1969.
Rare first editions of this landmark work on surgery. Quarto, 2 volumes, original boards, illustrated. In very good condition. First editions are uncommon.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117289
New York: The Viking Press, 1959.
First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Joseph Campbell on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine. Jacket design by Frank Wilimczyk.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 93502
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing": Dollar Bill; Signed by the "Oracle of Omaha" Warren E. Buffett
One dollar bill from the United States of America from 2013, boldly signed “Warren E. Buffett.” In fine condition. Framed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 118773
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1968.
First edition of this groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Noam Chomsky on the title page. Review copy with the slip laid in, in near fine condition, small name.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 110549
First Edition of Samuel Kneeland's The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California; finely bound
Boston: Alexander Moore, 1871.
First edition of Kneeland’s historic guide to Yosemite; “one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite Valley” (Cowan, 333). Quarto, bound in full dark blue morocco with gilt titles and ruling to the spine, illustrated with 10 tissue-guarded mounted albumen photographs by John P. Soule. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 101328
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
"There's no one thing that's true. It's all true": First Edition of For Whom The Bell Tolls in the Original First-Issue Dust Jacket
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
First edition with the Scribners A of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway’s best works. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without the photographer’s name on the rear panel with some light professional restoration.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 99377
New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
First American edition, one of 6000 copies printed. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light expert restoration to the extremities.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 112444