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“Every person must choose how much truth he can stand": First Edition of Irvin D. Yalom's First Novel: When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession; Signed by Him
New York: Basic Books 1992.
First edition of Irvin D. Yalom’s When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Irvin D. Yalom on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company 1950.
First edition of Merton’s interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing": Original check signed by the "Oracle of Omaha" Warren E. Buffett
Original check signed by legendary investor Warren E. Buffett. Dated July 15, 1997 the check is paid to the order of Synergy Communications and signed by Buffett. Double matted and framed with a photograph of him. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 14.25 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Buffett.
"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.
Boston: Beacon Press 1967.
First edition of Zinn’s classic work arguing for withdrawal of military forces in Vietnam. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Howard Zinn 2001.” Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld 1990.
First edition of the chess grandmaster’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Garry Kasparov 16/10/07.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery": Early Shakespeare edition of Joyce's Ulysses
Paris: Shakespeare and Company 1927.
Early printing of the Paris edition of Joyce’s masterpiece. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and ruled to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition.
New York: Random House 1934.
First authorized American edition of Joyce’s masterpiece. Octavo, original white cloth. Fine in a 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.
“The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring”: First Edition of Ulysses; One of 750 Numbered Copies
Paris: Shakespeare & Company 1922.
First edition, one of 750 numbered copies on handmade paper from a total edition of 1000 copies, this is number number 347. Thick quarto, original blue and white wrappers. In excellent condition, the volume is square and tight, without marks of any kind, with some some restoration to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company 1991.
First edition of this memoir on Leighton’s friendship with colleague Richard Feynman. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To Ed With many thanks for the on-the-job English lessons Ralph.” The recipient was a student of Leighton’s. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I have been strolling and restrollling along the ancient wall - so perfect in its antiquity": First edition of Henry James' Transatlantic Sketches
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co 1875.
First edition of James’ autobiographical collection of travel pieces. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In good condition. A nice example of this important work.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: New York 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Amos Oz on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.
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.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers 1995.
First edition, early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: HarperCollins 1995.
Early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Jary and Lola -best wishes, Harper Lee.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.