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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.
First Editions of Each Novel in Frederick Buechner's Book of Bebb Quartet; Each Volume Signed by Him
New York: Atheneum 1971-1977.
First editions of each novel in the author’s acclaimed Book of Bebb quartet. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Each book is inscribed and dated by the author. Each are in excellent condition in dust jackets that show only light wear. A very sharp set.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
New York & Company: W.W. Norton 2005.
First edition of this omnibus edition celebrating a great scientific mind and a legendary American original including a live recording. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Includes the commemorative CD.
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.
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: 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.
New York: Picador 2008.
First edition of the re-issue of Tom Wolfe’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Wolfe with his characteristic signature on the title page and additionally signed by John Glenn on the half-title page, who was a member of the Mercury Seven. In fine condition.
"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.
Color photograph of British naturalists David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, boldly signed by them. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. Then entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches.
"Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly": First Edition of A Supposedly Fun Thing Ill Never Do Again; Signed by David Foster Wallace
Boston: Little Brown and Company 1997.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Elizabeth Van Itallie.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1967.
First edition of this Galbraith landmark work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Larry Owens from John Kenneth Galbraith.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only the lightest of wear.