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Color photograph of British naturalists David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, boldly signed by them. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. Then entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches.
New York: Monacelli Press, 1995.
First edition of this work, which combines essays, manifestos, diaries, fairy tales, travelogues on the contemporary city. Thick octavo, original silver boards with yellow lettering to the spine and frontispiece, illustrated throughout. Signed by both Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau. In very good condition that shows light wear. Issued without a dust jacket.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1970.
Paperback original first edition of this work, which went on to win the 1970 Nebula and 1971 Hugo award for best novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Larry Niven on the title page. In fine condition without wear. A superior example.
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone I'll be speaking to you sweetly From a window In the Tower of Song": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs; Signed by Him
New York: Pantheon, 1993.
First edition of this collection of poems and songs. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen with his stamp on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen DiGrado. Jacket photograph by Edward Gajdel.
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live": First Edition of The White Album; Signed by Joan Didion
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
“DON'T STOP TO THINK OF THE WORDS WHEN YOU DO STOP, JUST STOP TO THINK OF THE PICTURE BETTER-AND LET YOUR MIND OFF YOURSELF IN THIS WORK”: First Hardcover Edition of Jack Kerouac's Doctor Sax
New York : Grove Press, Inc, 1959.
First edition, hardcover issue of Kerouac’s classic work. Octavo, original gray cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine.
"Let us now praise famous men - men of little showing": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co.
London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1899.
First British edition of Kipling’s collection of school stories. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and gilt medallion displaying an elephant to the from panel, top edge gilt. In fine condition. From the library of George Barr McCutcheon with his bookplate to the pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. A bright example.
"The Wild Still Lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept": First Edition of Jack London's White Fang
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906.
First edition of London’s beloved novel. Octavo, original pictorial cloth with white and gilt lettering, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 6 color plates by Charles Livingston Bull. With usual cancel title page. BAL notes that the cancel page occurs printed on either wove or on laid paper (the rest of the text sheets are all laid paper) but no priority or other significance. This copy with cancel printed on wove paper. BAL 11896. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing to the extremities and illustration to the front panel.
“You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission": First Edition of Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1960.
First edition of O’Connor’s brilliant, innovative and landmark novel. Octavo, original half cloth.
“What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence”: First Edition of Christopher Hitchens Memoir Hitch 22; Signed by Him
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2010.
First edition of Hitchens’ memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Eric Baker.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1965.
First edition of Schein’s work on organizational dynamics and psychology. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the title page, “The argument is that systems work better if their parts are in good communication with each other, are committed and are creative and flexible.’ True then, still true now. All the best to John: E.H. Schein March 29, 2015.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
“Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours”: Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1948.
Early printing of one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Dale Carnegie on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a good dust jacket.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1921.
First American edition, which preceded the British edition of of this work which addresses the possibility of a future world state . Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by H.G. Wells on the half-title page. In near fine condition.
Sculptural bust of the wild-haired American author by Thomas Holland. Faux antique bronze, mounted on a walnut base. Signed by the artist, “T. Holland” on the rear of the bust. Best remembered as a sculptor and avid polo player, California native Thomas Holland created a variety of bronze pieces primarily depicting equestrian themes and major literary figures. The entire piece measures 17 inches tall. In near fine condition.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987.
Early printing of this “thoughtful, beautiful, and enlightening work” (Jane Jacobs). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Keep up the good work and greetings from Jan Gehl Copenhagen 20.01.2015.” In near fine condition. Translated by Jo Koch.
“DEMOCRACY IS ESSENTIALLY A MEANS, A UTILITARIAN DEVICE FOR SAFEGUARDING INTERNAL PEACE AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM”: THE ROAD TO SERFDOM; SIGNED BY F.A. HAYEK
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1972.
Later printing of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed F. A. Hayek on the title page. In very good condition.