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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1983.
First edition of this “original and imaginative work” (The Wall Stree Journal). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Walker Percy on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sigrid Spaeth.
New York: Penguin Press 2009.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For John Cogent Best wishes Liaquat Ahamed New York, May 3 2015.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Longing for the Harmonies: Themes and Variations from Modern Physics; Signed by Frank Wilczek
New York: W.W. Norton & Company 1988.
First edition of this “uncommon and uncommonly good exposition of contemporary quantum physics” (Kirkus Reviews). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Frank Wilczek on the title page with a small drawing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Karl Steinbrenner.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world": Long Walk to Freedom; Inscribed and Dated by Nelson Mandela
South Africa: MacDonald Purnell 1994.
First South African edition, early printing of the first 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 black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Clive Rudman, fulfillment and best wishes, Mandela 9.12.95.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
South Africa: MacDonald Purnell 1994.
First South African edition, early printing 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 black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Ambassador Jean-Pierre Masset of France. Compliments & best wishes. NMandela 29.1.96.” The recipient, His Excellency Jean-Pierre Masset served as the French Ambassador to Pakistan from 1989 to 1993, a period of intense bilateral relations between France and Pakistan, marked by the state visit of President François Mitterrand, the first visit of a French President since the creation of Pakistan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. An excellent association.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company 1960.
First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth, drawings by Larry Rivers. Boldly signed by the artist Larry Rivers. Rivers is considered by many scholars to be the “Godfather” and “Grandfather” of Pop art, because he was one of the first artists to really merge non-objective, non-narrative art with narrative and objective abstraction. Rivers took up painting in 1945 and studied at the Hans Hofmann School from 1947–48. He earned a BA in art education from New York University in 1951. He was a pop artist of the New York School, reproducing everyday objects of American popular culture as art. He was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery in 1955. During the early 1960s Rivers lived in the Hotel Chelsea, notable for its artistic residents such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas, Sid Vicious and multiple people associated with Andy Warhol’s Factory and where he brought several of his French nouveau réalistes friends like Yves Klein who wrote there in April 1961 his Manifeste de l’hôtel Chelsea, Arman, Martial Raysse, Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Christo, Daniel Spoerri or Alain Jacquet, several of whom left, like him, some pieces of art in the lobby of the hotel : for payment of their rooms. In 1965 Rivers had his first comprehensive retrospective in five important American museums. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
FIRST BRITISH EDITION OF LIFETIMES UNDER APARTHEID; SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT AND NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR NADINE GORDIMER
London: Jonathan Cape 1986.
First British edition of the photographer’s second collaboration with novelist Nadine Gordimer. Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by both David Goldblatt and Nadine Gordimer on the title page.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1987.
Early printing of this “thoughtful, beautiful, and enlightening work” (Jane Jacobs). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Keep up the good work and greetings from Jan Gehl Copenhagen 20.01.2015.” In near fine condition. Translated by Jo Koch.
New York: The Viking Press 1984.
First American edition of the author’s first Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by J.M. Coetzee on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bascove.
“Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know": First Edition of Liar's Poker; Signed by Michael Lewis
New York: W.W. Norton & Company 1989.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Lewis on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Andrew M. Newman Graphic Design Inc. Jacket Illustration by Vint Lawrence. First printings are uncommon, especially signed.
“And may my bronze name touch always her thousand fingers": Let Us Compare Mythologies; Signed by Leonard Cohen
New York: Ecco Press 2007.
Early printing of the 50th Anniversary edition of Cohen’s first book. Octavo, original boards, illustrated by Freda Guttman. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Paris: Chez Denys Thierry 1682.
First complete and first illustrated collected edition, including 6 previously unpublished plays of the works of Moliere. Small octavo, 8 volumes. Finely bound in full crushed red morocco by Pouillet, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings throughout. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
"TO ROBERT FRANK I NOW GIVE THIS MESSAGE: YOU GOT EYES": First Edition of Robert Franks Les Americains; Signed by Him
Paris: Delpire 1958.
First edition of the photographer’s masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto, original boards illustrated by Saul Steinberg. Signed by Robert Frank. In near fine condition that shows light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Less is a Bore": First Edition of Learning From Las Vegas; Signed by Both Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown with a large drawing in the rare original dust jacket
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press 1972.
First edition of this groundbreaking work. Folio, original blue cloth with illustrated frontispiece, illustrated throughout. Signed by both Robert Venturi (who has added a large drawing of Venturi’s Mother’s House) and Denise Scott Brown. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc 1968.
First edition of this groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Noam Chomsky on the half-title page. In near fine condition, small name.
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.