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New York: The Viking Press/ The First Edition Library, 1962.
First edition library edition of the author’s classic first book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ken Kesey on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in the original slipcase, which is in fine condition. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
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.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.
First edition of Kerouac’s first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Leo Manso.
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press/ Harvard University Press, 1990.
First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also drawn an ant. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. inscription to the half-title page.
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: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971.
First edition. Thin quarto, original illustrated boards. With the original die cuts present. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. A very sharp example.
"Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color": First Edition of the Collected Poems of W.S. Merwin in Two Volumes; Each Signed by Him
New York: Library of America, 2013.
First edition of the collected poems of this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original black cloth, two volumes. Both volumes are signed by W.S. Merwin on the title page. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets.
"In war, as in love, he was a fearless, happy-go-lucky adventurer": First Edition of Galapagos; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1985.
First edition of Vonnegut’s eleventh novel, which questions the merit of the human brain from an evolutionary perspective. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Jacket illustration by Jeffrey Adams.
New York: New York Review of Books, 2015.
First edition of this sequel to Dyson’s 2006 The Scientist as Rebel. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 1949.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Adrian Foley With my best wishes Oscar Hammerstein.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by H. Lawrence Hoffman.
New York : E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1952.
First edition of this classic coming of age story. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Gore Vidal on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by George Salter. Rare in this condition and signed.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference”: First edition, first printing of ROBERT FROST'S MOUNTAIN INTERVAL
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921.
First edition, first printing of Frost’s first poetry collection published originally in America. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. First state, with the sixth and seventh lines on page 88 both reading, “You’re further under in the snow—that’s all—,” and the twelfth line on page 93 reading, “When I told her ‘Come” (Crane A4). In near fine condition.
Rare First Edition of this "comprehensive survey of current mechanism, practice, and theory" Stock Market Theory and Practice
New York: B.C. Forbes, 1930.
First edition, second printing of the first of Schabacker’s three major works on the stock market. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some rubbing and wear.
"I have sought a human society reduced to its most basic expression": First Edition of Claude-Levi Strauss' A World on the the Wane; Inscribed by Him
New York: Criterion Books, 1961.
First American edition of Levi-Strauss’ experience among tribes in Brazil. Octavo, original brown boards, illustrated with 48 pages of photographs and 48 line drawings. Inscribed by Claude Levi-Strauss on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Translated from the French by John Russell.
The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity Illustrated: Being an Appendix to the Disquisitions relating to Matter and Spirit. To which is added An Answer to the Letters on Materialism, and on Hartley’s Theory of the Mind.
London: J. Johnson, 1777.
First edition of one of the major metaphysical works of 18th-century British polymath Joseph Priestley, which influenced the 19th-century utilitarians John Stuart Mill and Herbert Spencer. Octavo, bound in three quarters 19th century calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. In excellent condition, contemporary name on the title page, a nice clean example.
“Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant": First Edition of John Muir's Travels in Alaska; From the Library of Moorfield Storey
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915.
First edition of this classic work by Muir. Octavo, original grey cloth lettered in white, color illustrated paper cover label, top edge gilt. Illustrated with several plates from photographs, including frontispiece with tissue-guard. From the library of Moorfield Storey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Story was a lawyer, anti-imperial activist, and civil rights leader based in Boston, Massachusetts. According to Storey’s biographer, William B. Hixson, Jr., he had a worldview that embodied “pacifism, anti-imperialism, and racial egalitarianism fully as much as it did laissez-faire and moral tone in government.” Storey served as the founding president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), serving from 1909 to his death in 1929. In near fine condition. An exceptional example with noted provenance.