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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1936.
Early printing of Frost’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of verse. Octavo, original maroon cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Robert Frost 1939.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 110852
Collected Essays on Economic Theory. Wealth and Welfare. With: Money, Interest and Wages. With: Classics and Moderns.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981-83.
First edition of John Hicks’ three-volume series which comprise his most important theoretical papers. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each volume is fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 7347
New York: Macmillan & Company, 1929.
First edition of Alfred North Whitehead’s magnum opus. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright and fresh. An exceptional example.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 100082
FIRST EDITION of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary OF SOCIOBIOLOGY: A NEW SYNTHESIS; SIGNED BY EDWARD O. WILSON
Cambridge MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
First edition of the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Wilson’s classic work. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 114124
"Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Town
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first state copy with the 5/57 at the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket, and the repetition of line 8 on line 10 on page 327. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s advance review copy slip dated May 1, 1957 laid in and a copy of the jacket photograph of Faulkner by Phyllis Cerf laid in. Jacket design by Push Pin Studios. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light rubbing to the crown of the spine.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 100285
"The most remarkable poem of the young group, written during the past year, is Howl": First Signed limited edition of To Eberhart From Ginsberg; signed by Allen Ginsberg and inscribed by Richard Eberhart
Lincoln: The Penmaen Press, 1976.
First edition of this collection of Ginsberg’s remarkable 1956 letter to Richard Eberhart about his epic beat poem Howl and Eberhart’s New York Times article West Coast Rhythms which drew national attention to the Beat poets, collected with comments by both poets. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page and lengthily inscribed by Eberhart on the half-title page who has written beneath the half-title ‘To Eberhart From Ginseberg’ “and from Eberhart to Richard Lautz with thanks for coming to my … reading this fall, and for remembering the reading at La Salle in 1971, Now in 1982, with best wishes for the future, Richard Eberhart.” The recipient, Richard Lautz became a member of La Salle’s English Department in 1968, and after only seven years at La Salle was honored with the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1975. For two decades he was advisor to La Salle’s undergraduate literary magazine, Grimoire, and was a longtime poetry editor of Four Quarters, La Salle’s professional literary magazine. In 1990 he donated his several hundred volume collection of contemporary American poetry, nearly all first editions and many inscribed to Richard, to form the Lautz Special Collection in the Library. He was an especially popular teacher in the Honors Program with his “The City in Literature” upper-level seminar. In fine condition. A unique association linking three great literary figures.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 104058
"This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964.
First edition with “A-3.64[H]” present on copyright page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket painting of Pont Neuf, Paris by Hildegard Rath. An exceptional example.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 112443
First Edition of Joan Peters' From Time Immemorial; Inscribed by the author to Federal Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984.
First edition of Peters’ first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz: Dear Abe, I am truly moved and gratified by your warm, enthusiastic response to the book. As an ardent admirer of yours over many years, I particularly prize a favorable judicial opinion from your Honor, Fondly, Joan.” The recipient Abraham Lincoln Marovitz was a federal judge, whom President Kennedy nominated to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The United States Senate confirmed Marovitz on September 25, 1963, and received commission on October 2, 1963. With Judge Marovitz notes in the text in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Irving Freeman.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 72080
First Edition of The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics; Inscribed by Roger Penrose
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
First edition of this work by Penrose, which won The Science Book Prize. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Roger Penrose on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Martin Gardner.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 87509
"Life is a circle you come back to a lot of interests that you had early in life": First Edition of In Search of Memory; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning Scientist Eric Kandel
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
First edition of the scientist’s autobiography which deals with the groundbreaking work on the biological process of memory, which earned him the Nobel Prize. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For John Life is a circle you come back to a lot of interests that you had early in life. With warm regards Eric Kandel.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 110821
Boston: Beacon Press, 1957.
First edition of one of the most important books on the social sciences since the Second World War. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very sharp example.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 116165
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.
First edition, Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, “To ______ I am happy that this book was of such an interest for you. Thanks for telling me and very best wishes Pierre Boulez.”
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 1794
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.
First edition of the signal work that further established Ellsberg “as one of our most refined analysts of that awful war.” Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For peace! Dan Ellsberg.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Barbara Shapokas.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 100926
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945.
Signed limited first edition of this work by Frost. Octavo, original cloth. One of 800 copies, this is number 433 signed by Robert Frost. In fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 100442
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982.
First edition of this classic work, basis for the film Field of Dreams. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 47685
First Edition of Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution; Signed by Justice John Paul Stevens
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this work by Justice Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lauren Harms.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 5875
Rare George H. W. Bush Vice Presidential Fountain Pen bearing Bush’s signature in facsimile. Housed in the original pen box bearing the seal of the Vice President of the United States. In fine condition requiring the nib insert.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114942
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1978.
First edition of Puzo’s classic novel set in a world where law and organized crime are one and the same. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, “For Dorothy The power behind the throne Affectionately Mario Puzo.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Fujita. Jacket drawing by Mary Mietzelfeld.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 85769
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 112461
"A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth-and then not keep it from anyone"; First Edition of Enzymatic Structures of DNA; Inscribed by Arthur Kornberg
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1962.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the front free endpaper. Small stamp of Biologist L.S. Baron on the front endpage. Fine in a dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 747