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Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” Group portrait showing Einstein standing between Talmudic scholar Tamar de Sola Pool and Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 51046
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
First edition of Sagan’s science fiction work which deals with the theme of contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “For Jenny and Steve with best wishes and warm regards Carl 4/26/85.” The recipients Steve and Jenny Rock were friends of Carl Sagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 50028
"A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic Profiles In Courage
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 49083
Engraved bust portrait of Albert Einstein by Emil Orlik. Inscribed by Albert Einstein in German (English translation), “To Alice sending it to her as a remembrance Albert, February 1925.” Additionally signed by the artist, Emil Orlik on the lower right. The etching measures 10.5 inches by 14 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 49058
"The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again": First Edition of Cry The Beloved Country; Inscribed by Alan Paton
London: Jonathan Cape, 1948.
First edition of Paton’s classic novel. Octavo, original beige cloth with titles to the spine in brown. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Alan Paton November 2, 1948.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. Laid into this copy is an original bookmark for the screening of the film, held in Pretoria, South Africa. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example of an important work, rarely encountered signed.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 44024
Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Thomas Schelling
New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Early printing of this overview of the work of the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed and dated in 2015 by Thomas Schelling on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 44002
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
First edition of this thought provoking work by legendary investor John C. Bogle. Octavo, original boards. Warmly inscribed by John C. Bogle on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael J. Freeland.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 62077
“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood": First Edition of Martin Luther King's Strength to Love; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition of Dr. King’s second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, “If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love.” Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Major Ernest D. Muse With Best Wishes Martin Luther King.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Dr. King.
Price: $12,800.00 Item Number: 41050
“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
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy": First Modern Library of The Great Gatsby; Inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald
New York: The Modern Library, 1934.
First Modern Library edition of the author’s masterpiece, with the first appearance of Fitzgerald’s new introduction. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Lillian Abercrombie at the beginning of a tour of work F. Scott Fitzgerald.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities and some small chips. Housed in a full custom morocco box. The first Modern Library edition of The Great Gatsby was a resounding commercial failure, and many copies were remaindered with the caption “discontinued title” printed on the jacket’s front panel. The present copy represents one of the earlier, non-remaindered copies, and like all of the first Modern Library editions of The Great Gatsby, features Fitzgerald’s new introduction, with his own, now-famous take on his masterwork: “I think it is an honest book, that is to say, that one used none of one’s virtuosity to get an effect, and, to boast again, one soft-pedalled the emotional side to avoid the tears leaking from the socket of the left eye, or the large false face peering around the corner of a character’s head. If there is a clear conscience, a book can survive — at least in one’s feelings about it. On the contrary, if one has a guilty conscience, one reads what one wants to hear out of reviews. In addition, if one is young and willing to learn, almost all reviews have a value, even the ones that seem unfair.”
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 37020
The Burden and the Glory: The Hopes and Purposes of President Kennedy’s Second and Third Years in Office as Revealed in His Public Statements and Addresses.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964.
First edition. Octavo, publisher’s special presentation issue binding of full blue crushed morocco, front cover double-ruled in gilt, with gilt central presidential seal, spine ruled in blind and stamped and lettered in gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves. Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy on the half-title page. In near fine condition with some rubbing to the joints, slipcase with some wear. Rare and desirable signed by Jacqueline Kennedy.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 37002
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
First edition of the compilation of Murakami’s first two novels. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Haurki Murakami on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Ted Gossen.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 60012
London: John Murray, 1871.
First edition, first issue of both volumes (with “transmitted” the first word on p. 297 in the first volume; in the second, the printer’s note on the verso of the half-title, errata on title verso, and the postscript leaf after p. viii. Both volumes have the January ads). Octavo, two volumes, original green cloth. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing to the extremities and bottom of the cloth, spine gilt bright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $10,000.00 Item Number: 36008
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Marie with love Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 35094
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM; IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S CARDBOARD
Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49”, this is number 499. Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. Housed in the original publisher’s cardboard. An absolute pristine example, which has been stored in the original cardboard box since publication. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousef Karsh. Rare and desirable in this condition.
Price: $14,500.00 Item Number: 35020
“Hope springs forever": First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Signed by Her and Rupert Grint
London: Whizz Hard Books/ Lumos, 2016.
First British edition of this edition of both Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Octavo, original boards.Both volumes are signed by J. K. Rowling. Quidditch is signed on the front free endpaper and Tales of Beedle the Bard is signed on the half title page. In near fine condition, with the original slipcase. These copies were signed at the premier of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Rare and desirable signed by Rowling.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 35014
"The true natural rights of men, then, are equal justice, security of labor and property, the amenities of civilized institutions, and the benefits of orderly society": The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot; Inscribed by Russell Kirk
London: Faber & Faber, 1954.
First British edition of one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Paul Gay Angel of the Hogback, Russell Kirk October 1, 1954.” In very good condition with light rubbing to the cloth and a small stain to the page edges. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Russell Kirk.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 33065
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
“And what is death, if not a face at peace - its artistic perfection": First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Despair
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966.
First American edition of this inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime–his own murder. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 75003