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London: Evveryman Chess , 2011-14.
First editions of each volume. Octavo, original cloth, three volumes. Each is signed by Garry Kasparov on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of George Saunders' CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella; Lengthily Inscribed by Him with Drawings
New York: Random House, 1996.
First edition of Saunders’ acclaimed first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author with three drawings, covering two pages, with the added words, “Don’t think of yourself as a surrogate would, think of yourself as an entrepreneur of the physical. George Saunders.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Andy Carpenter. A unique example.
"I feel that my whole life is a contribution"; FIRST EDITION OF THE INCOMPLEAT SINGER; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY LEGENDARY FOLKSINGER PETE SEEGER
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Robert! Pete Seeger.”Seeger has also drawn a picture of a banjo. Edited by Jo Metclaf Schwartz. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
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.
"Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love": First Edition of Reinhold Niebuhr's classic work Moral Man and Immoral Society
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light shelfwear to the extremities. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
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.
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.
"Her own things that's my name": Ntozake Shange's acclaimed theater piece For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf; signed by her
New York: Macmillan, 1977.
First edition of Ntozake Shange’s first work and most acclaimed theater piece, which premiered in 1976. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper with a quote from this work, “Ntozake Shange ‘her own things’ that’s my name.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rubin Pfeffer. Jacket illustration by Paul Davis.
New York: Basis Books, 2002.
First edition of this widely acclaimed biographical essay on George Orwell. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rich Pracher.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1958.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Although not marked this copy is from the library of travel collector, Mary Anna Marten, who was the daughter of the 3rd and last Lord Alington of Crichel and later trustee of The British Museum.
First Edition of Alfred Russel Wallace's Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with Some of its Applications
London: Macmillan and Co, 1889.
First edition of Wallace’s assessment of Darwin’s Origin of Species. Octavo, original cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Wallace with tissue guard, illustrated, folding map of The World on Mercator’s Projection in three colors. In good condition.
"Wandering between two worlds, one lost, the other powerless to be born": First Edition of Changing Places; Signed by David Lodge
London: Secker & Warburg, 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by David Lodge on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light toning to the spine. A very bright example of a book that is prone to significant fading.
First Edition of Abraham Joshua Heschel's Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1951.
First edition of this modern classic of Jewish theology. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and rubbing. Jacket designed by Marshall Lee.
"Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England": Signed First Edition of The Cider House Rules
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc, 1985.
First edition of Irving’s sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “For my biggest fan John Irving.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner.
"May you always have fair winds and sunny skies": Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936.
Early printing of one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To M.J. Proscia May you always have fair winds and sunny skies Dale Carnegie.” In good condition.