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New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1995.
Early printing of the paperback edition of the autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century which has went on to sell over six million copies worldwide. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated with photographs. Boldly signed by the author on the title page “NMandela 28.5.96.” In near fine condition.
"There are always many people who say that golf cannot be learned from a book": First edition of P. A. Vaile's The New Golf
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1916.
First edition of P. A. Vaile’s authoritative manual of the game of golf. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, frontispiece engraving of Jerome D. Travers with tissue guard, illustrated with forty engravings from photographs. In near fine condition. A nice example.
Paris: Gallimard, 1947.
First edition of Camus’ short story collection exploring themes of existentialism and absurdism. Octavo, original cloth. One of only 950 numbered copies, this is number 783. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools": First American Edition of The HitchHiker's Guide To the Galaxy; Inscribed by Douglas Adams
New York: Harmony Books, 1979.
First American edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ron Best Wishes Douglas Adams.” Remainder mark, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Peter Cross. Jacket typography by Ken Sansone.
"Even the grief he could have borne was left behind in the country of youth, of illusion, of the richness of life, where his winter dreams had flourished": First Edition of F. Scott's Fitzgerald's All the Sad Young Men; In the Original Dust Jacket
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926.
First edition, first issue of Fitzgerald’s third collection of short stories. Octavo, original green cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the woman’s lips unbattered (Bruccolo, A12).
New York: The Modern Library, 1951.
First Modern Library edition of “the greatest American novel since the turn of the century.” Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Harvey Breit.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2013.
Signed limited edition of the annotated and illustrated Double Helix. Quarto, original leather. Signed by James D. Watson. Fine in a fine slipcase. Edited by Alexander Gann and Jan Witkowski.
New York: The Century Company, 1894.
First edition of Muir’s classic work on the mountains of California. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In very good condition. Ownership inscription to the half-title page.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.
First deluxe edition of this collection of poems by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in the original slipcase, which is in fine condition. Illustrations by John Burgoyne.
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence": First Edition of Israel: A personal History, Signed by David Ben Gurion
New York: Funk and Wagnalls Inc, 1971.
First edition of Ben-Gurion’s Israel: A Personal History. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by David Ben-Gurion on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition, owner signature to the half-title page.
"Let us now praise famous men - men of little showing": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co.
London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1899.
First British edition of Kipling’s collection of school stories. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and gilt medallion displaying an elephant to the from panel, top edge gilt. In fine condition. From the library of George Barr McCutcheon with his bookplate to the pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. A bright example.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference": The Road Not Taken; Inscribed by Robert Frost
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961.
First edition, early printing of this collection which includes Frost’s most recognizable poem: The Road Not Taken. Octavo, original green cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Nancy Yemmestad from Robert Frost Breadloaf VT 1961.” In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
"The Wild Still Lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept": First Edition of Jack London's White Fang
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906.
First edition of London’s beloved novel. Octavo, original pictorial cloth with white and gilt lettering, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 6 color plates by Charles Livingston Bull. With usual cancel title page. BAL notes that the cancel page occurs printed on either wove or on laid paper (the rest of the text sheets are all laid paper) but no priority or other significance. This copy with cancel printed on wove paper. BAL 11896. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing to the extremities and illustration to the front panel.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1919.
First edition of this classic work regarding the 1917 Revolution. Octavo, original green cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
"You go your way I'll go your way too": Book of Longing; Inscribed by Leonard Cohen to fellow novelist Robert Stone and his Wife
New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Early printing of Cohen’s provocative book of poetry. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by Leonard Cohen on the title page, “For Janice and Bob, suffering together, Leonard Washington 2006.” The recipient, American novelist Robert Stone’s first two novels, A Hall of Mirrors(1967) and Dog Soldiers(1974) were published in the same era as Cohen’s only published novels The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966). Both author’s works have come to be seen as great reflections of the zeitgeist, and darker side, of the 1960s. Cohen inscribed the present volume to Stone at BookExpo America 2006, held in Washington D.C. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Petit. Jacket art by Leonard Cohen. Photograph by Lorca Cohen. From the library of Robert Stone. A exceptional association, connecting two iconic novelists of the 1960s.
“I SWEAR BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER MAN, NOR ASK ANOTHER MAN TO LIVE FOR MINE": FIRST EDITION OF AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; SIGNED BY HER
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition of one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece stamped in gilt, spine stamped in black and gilt. Boldly signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by George Salter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed.
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy": F. SCOTT FITZGERALD'S THE GREAT GATSBY; finely bound by bayntun-riviere
New York: Charles Scribners, 1925.
First edition, second printing of Fitzgerald’s magnum opus. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very sharp example.
"Religion is the relation between man and his maker - the most important relationship into which man enters": First edition of William Jennings Bryan's In His Image; inscribed by him
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1922.
First edition of the 41st United States Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan’s classic treatise on religion. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. S.D. Green with compliments & good wishes of William Jennings Bryan.” In near fine condition.
"In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing culture": First Edition of The Art of Managing Human Resources; Lengthily signed by Edgar Schein
Oxford University Press.
First edition of this work on management. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor opposite the title page, “In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing culture.” All the best, John Ed H. Schein March 29, 2015.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Foreword by Abraham J. Siegel.