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"What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?": First Edition of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts; Signed by Antonin Scalia
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/ West, 2012.
First edition of this work, which offers concise, articulate and reasoned discussions on reading and interpreting law. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Antonin Scalia on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Frank H. Easternbrook.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1936.
First edition of Frost’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of verse. Octavo, original maroon cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his publisher, “To Herbert Bristol with an authors acknowledgement to his publisher Robert Frost 1936.” Bristol was the president and publisher at the Henry Holt and Company. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional association.
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness": First Edition of The Architecture of Frank Gehry; Inscribed by Frank Gehry to Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson
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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the architect on the half-title page, “To Frank Pierson Frank O. Gehry.” The recipient Frank Pierson was a renowned Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Dog Day Afternoon (along with the Academy-nominated Cat Ballou and Cool Hand Luke), director, and President of both the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very nice association.
New York: Random House, 1934.
First American edition of Joyce’s masterpiece. Octavo, original white cloth. Fine in a near fine first state dust jacket with Reichl on the bottom corner of the front panel with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Ernst Reichl.
"Fear cuts deeper than swords” First Edition of the first Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Series; Warmly Inscribed by George R.R. Martin
New York: Bantam, 1996.
First edition of the first book in the author’s acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Paul, May your summers all be bountiful. George R.R. Martin.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Tom Hallman. Book design by James Sinclair.
"What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same": First Edition of Midnights Children; Signed by Salman Rushdie
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
First edition of the author’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Fine in a fine dust jacket that shows a closed tear but without any sunning to the spine panel. A very sharp example.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1987.
First American edition of Saramago’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title page, “To Harold Jose Saramago 29.10.2008.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket art by Giotto. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
“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.
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge": A Game of Thrones, Twentieth Anniversary Edition; Signed by George R.R. Martin
New York: Bantam Books, 2016.
First illustrated edition of the twentieth anniversary edition. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers. Signed by George R.R. Martin on the title page. Foreword by John Hodgman.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1967.
First edition of Robert Kennedy’s fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Simeon With best wishes Bob Kennedy.” The recipient worked on the Kennedy campaign. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket photograph by Lawrence Fried.
Signed note by the first prime minister of India, “All good wishes Jawaharlal Nehru Nov. 5, 1937.” Double matted and framed with a black and white photograph of Nehru. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 13 inches.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.