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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.
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.
"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.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference”: First edition, first printing of ROBERT FROST'S MOUNTAIN INTERVAL
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921.
First edition, first printing of Frost’s first poetry collection published originally in America. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. First state, with the sixth and seventh lines on page 88 both reading, “You’re further under in the snow—that’s all—,” and the twelfth line on page 93 reading, “When I told her ‘Come” (Crane A4). In near fine condition.
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.
"Constantinople is the golden bridge thrown between the west and the east, and Western civilization cannot, like the sun, go round the world without passing that bridge": First Edition in English of Karl Marx's The Eastern Question
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, 1897.
First edition in English of this collection of letters and articles by Karl Marx dealing with the events of the Crimean War. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine, folding map in color at rear. Edited by Eleanor Marx Aveling and Edward Aveling. In very good condition with light rubbing. A very sharp example.
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.
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.
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.
New York: Harcourt, 2006.
First edition in English of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s sequel to Blindness. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
First edition of Norman Cohn's classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium; Inscribed by Him in the year of publication
London: Secker & Warburg, 1957.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Joan with love from Norman December 1957.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears to the crown. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
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.
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.
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.
“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode": Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story; Inscribed by Him
New York: Miramax Books, 2006.
Early printing of the author’s second novel. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Thorn and Edith- Thank you! Enjoy Ned Vizzini NedVizzini.com.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Number Seventeen. Jacket illustration by Abigail Smith.
"ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN SINCE DARWIN:FIRST EDITION OF MISMEASURE OF MAN, SIGNED BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.
First edition of Gould’s powerful challenge to views “of intelligence as a single thing, called IQ.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith.