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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.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 100961
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.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 1321
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.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 109078
“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.
Price: $28,000.00 Item Number: 92994
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Poets Classic Work; Signed by Pablo Neruda
London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968.
First edition of Neruda’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Pablo Neruda on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Edwards. Translated by Robert Bly and James Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 109354
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.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 5463
“UNDOUBTEDLY, PHILOSOPHERS ARE IN THE RIGHT WHEN THEY TELL US THAT NOTHING IS GREAT OR LITTLE OTHERWISE THAN BY COMPARISON": Early edition of Johnathan Swift's masterpiece Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first Surgeon, and then Captain of several Ships. [Gulliver’s Travels].
London: Benjamin Motte, 1727.
First edition, early printing of Swift’s masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling and miniature fleuron cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, all edges speckled red, engraved headpieces and tailpieces, illustrated with 5 copper-engraved maps & 5 copper-engraved plates. This edition was printed before the stated “second edition” but published after it, early in 1728, though dated 1727. Each of the 4 parts had a separate title-page, though that to part 3 (leaf A4 of Vol. II); the separate titles for parts 2 and 3 were misdated MDCXXVII, and that to part 2 is so dated. Some copies were issued with a portrait of Gulliver, but there are no signs that there was ever one in this example (Teerink-Scouten 294). In near fine condition. An attractive example, desirable in a contemporary binding.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 117068
"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.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 81052
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.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 5679
First edition of the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Signed by Harper Lee
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
First printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 116511
London: Oxford University Press, 2000.
First edition of this collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Muldoon on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 5657
“Listen," I told him. "Don't be so tough so early in the morning. I'm sure you've cut plenty of people's throats. I haven't even had my coffee yet": Finely Bound First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937.
First edition of Hemingway’s classic novel about smuggling, intrigue, and love. Octavo, bound in full brown morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 58061
First Edition of Steven Weinberg's To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper, 2015.
First edition of this “thoughtful history of science” (The New Yorker). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly inscribed by Steven Weinberg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milan Bozic.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 90231
First Edition of Steven Weinberg's To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science; Signed by Him
New York: Harper, 2015.
First edition of this “thoughtful history of science” (The New Yorker). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Steven Weinberg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milan Bozic.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 56017
"The most remarkable poem of the young group, written during the past year, is Howl": First Signed limited edition of To Eberhart From Ginsberg; signed by Allen Ginsberg and inscribed by Richard Eberhart
Lincoln: The Penmaen Press, 1976.
First edition of this collection of Ginsberg’s remarkable 1956 letter to Richard Eberhart about his epic beat poem Howl and Eberhart’s New York Times article West Coast Rhythms which drew national attention to the Beat poets, collected with comments by both poets. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page and lengthily inscribed by Eberhart on the half-title page who has written beneath the half-title ‘To Eberhart From Ginseberg’ “and from Eberhart to Richard Lautz with thanks for coming to my … reading this fall, and for remembering the reading at La Salle in 1971, Now in 1982, with best wishes for the future, Richard Eberhart.” The recipient, Richard Lautz became a member of La Salle’s English Department in 1968, and after only seven years at La Salle was honored with the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1975. For two decades he was advisor to La Salle’s undergraduate literary magazine, Grimoire, and was a longtime poetry editor of Four Quarters, La Salle’s professional literary magazine. In 1990 he donated his several hundred volume collection of contemporary American poetry, nearly all first editions and many inscribed to Richard, to form the Lautz Special Collection in the Library. He was an especially popular teacher in the Honors Program with his “The City in Literature” upper-level seminar. In fine condition. A unique association linking three great literary figures.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 104058
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 112461
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For David and Dan in memory of Uncle Alex Herman Wouk. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 49878
First Edition of Theres No Such Thing As A Free Lunch; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman
Chicago, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1975.
First edition of a collection of key writings by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, “one of the 20th century’s leading economic scholars, on a par with giants like John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson… [and] spiritual heir to Adam Smith” (New York Times). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Milton Friedman Nov. 6, 1976.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bud Edmondson.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 99776
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1944.
First edition of von Neumann and Morgenstern’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth. With the original “Corrigenda” slip laid in. In fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 100038
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 53043