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New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
First edition of the chess grandmaster’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Garry Kasparov 16/10/07.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“IN OUR QUEST FOR PEACE, WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY ASK OURSELVES WHAT WE SHOULD DO TO CREATE CONDITIONS IN WHICH PEACE CAN PROSPER”: FIRST EDITION OF THE LAST TREK: A NEW BEGINNING; INSCRIBED BY NOBEL LAUREATE F.W. DE KLERK
New York: MacMillan, 1998.
First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by F.W. De Klerk on the title page, “To ______ Best wishes F.W. De Klerk.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive": First Edition of The Opening of the Western-Eye; Signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Bangkok: The Social Science Association Press of Thailand, 1968.
First edition in English of the Dalai Lama’s first book on Buddhist philosophy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the Dalai Lama on the title page in Tibetan “with prayers.” A near fine copy in a excellent dust jacket that is lightly rubbed. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially signed.
New York: Farrare, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by John Adams on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971.
First edition. Thin quarto, original illustrated boards. With the original die cuts present. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. A very sharp example.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition of this Galbraith landmark work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only the lightest of wear. A very sharp example of this economic highspot.
New York: Oxford, 2002.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by James McPherson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin
New York: Random House, 1983.
First edition of this “grand and exhilirating voyage, a bold attempt to circumnavigate the intellectual globe” (The Philadlephia Inquirer). Thick octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, "For Ed Pellegrino with admiration and thanks from Dan Boorstin". The recipient, Ed Pellegrino, was a noted bioethicist and the president of Catholic University. Pellegrino is specifically thanked in the acknowledgment section of The Discoverers and both were premier academic figures at the time of the book’s publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
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.
"I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see": First Edition of Blindness; Signed by Jose Saramago
Orlando: Harcourt, 1997.
First American edition of the author’s novel on the order of Camus’ “The Plague”. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Claudine G. Mansour. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
"What I mean is, I love winter, and when you really love something, then it loves you back, in whatever way it has to love": First Edition of A Separate Peace; Inscribed by John Knowles
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960.
First edition of Knowles’ award-winning first novel, a “modern classic” often compared to J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To ____ With all best regards- John Knowles.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped second issue dust jacket. A very sharp example.
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst English Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
London: Atlantic Books, 2009.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page.
"What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same": First Edition of Midnights Children; Signed by Salman Rushdie
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
First edition of the author’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Fine in a fine dust jacket that shows a closed tear but without any sunning to the spine panel. A very sharp example.