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New York : Random House 1996
First edition of Saunders’ acclaimed first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the title page with a small doodle. A review copy with the slip laid in, fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Andy Carpenter.
First Edition of The Quest For Mach One: A First-Person Account of Breaking the Sound Barrier; Signed by Chuck Yeager
New York : Penguin Studio 1997
First edition of this collection of interviews with men who broke the sound barrier. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Chuck Yeager on the title page, the first person to break the sound barrier. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jaye Zimet. Commentary by Mac McKendry. Introduction by Walter Boyne. Afterword by Jeffrey Ethell.
New York : Random House 1973
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his neighbors, “To Peggy and Harley With Best Wishes Buzz Aldrin 12-25-82.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino.
Sante Fe, NM : Arena Editions 1999
First edition of this monograph. Quarto, original leatherette cover. illustrated throughout. Elaborately signed and inscribed by Peter Beard in the year of publication, with his left hand imprint added. In fine condition. Preface by Peter T. Tunney and with an introduction by David Fahey. Essay by Anthony Haden-Guest.
"I'm starved for love. Not ordinary love but real love. The love that's like music or something": First Edition of The Ginger Man; Signed by J.P. Donleavy
Paris : The Olympia Press 1955
First edition, first issue with the words, Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to the rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Boldly signed by J.P. Donleavy on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Introduction by Arland Ussher. Housed in a custom leather box. A very sharp example.
Easton, CT : Easton Press 2004
First Easton Press edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
New York : Atheneum 1968
First edition, sixth printing, published a few months after the first of the Watson’s ground-breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and tears. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc 2010
First edition of this work on investing by two of the world’s greatest financial thinkers. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the co-author on the front free endpaper, “With best wishes Burt Malkiel.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael J. Freeland.
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 : FSG 1973
First edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine. Jacket design by Richard Cuffari.
“IS THIS REALITY, THE FINAL REALITY, OR JUST A NEW DECEPTIVE DREAM?”: FIRST EDITION OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
New York : McGraw-Hill Company 1968
First edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.
New York : Simon & Schuster 1981
First edition of the historian’s National Book-Award winning biography on Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David McCullough on the title page. Near fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Mantel.
London : George Allen and Unwin, Ltd 1924
First British edition of Veblen’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition with light shelf wear to the extremities.
"Every one wanted to say so much that no one said anything in particular": First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous
London : Macmillan 1897
First edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber. Octavo, original blue cloth eleganted stamped in gilt. In near fine condition with only light wear to the extremities. Housed in a contemporary half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
"Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God": Mark Twain's Europe and Elsewhere; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1923
Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. With an appreciation by Brander Matthews and an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Uncommon in this condition.
New York : Liveright 2012
First edition of “this monumental exploration of the biological origins of the human condition” (James D. Watson). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.