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New York: Liveright, 2012.
First edition of “this monumental exploration of the biological origins of the human condition” (James D. Watson). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 2560
"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.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 74026
London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, 1924.
First British edition of Veblen’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition with light shelf wear to the extremities.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 88146
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live": First Edition of The White Album; Signed by Joan Didion
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 89067
New York: Hill and Wang, 1962.
First American edition of Wiesel’s third book in his acclaimed Night Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Saul Lambert. Translated from the French by Anne Borchardt. A very sharp example.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 75071
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2010.
First edition of this work on investing by two of the world’s greatest financial thinkers. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the co-author on the front free endpaper, “With best wishes Burt Malkiel.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael J. Freeland.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 75065
Easton, CT: Easton Press, 2004.
First Easton Press edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 82162
New York: Random House, 1973.
First edition of this work by the second man to walk on the moon. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his neighbors, “To Peggy and Harley With Best Wishes Buzz Aldrin 12-25-82.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Written with Wayne Warga.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 79016
“IS THIS REALITY, THE FINAL REALITY, OR JUST A NEW DECEPTIVE DREAM?”: FIRST EDITION OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968.
First British edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Mayhew. Photograph of Nabokov on the rear panel by Philippe Halsman. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. A nice example.
Price: $55.00 Item Number: 89070
"I shall not easily forget one summer afternoon in the Wawoma Forest when I sat down to rest by a little stream": First Edition of J. Smeaton Chase's Yosemite Valley
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911.
First edition of J. Smeaton Chase’s classic survey of the Yosemite Valley. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with photographs by the author throughout. In near fine condition. A very clean example.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 80117
“The world is full of places to which I want to return”: First Edition of The Good Soldier. A Tale of Passion
London: John Lane Company, 1915.
First edition, first issue without the 16 pp. of advertisements.of this literary highspot, one of the great novels of the first half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 81026
"But no one was there to see it:" First Edition of The First Three Minutes; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Steven Weinberg
New York: Basic Books, 1979.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s most well-known book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Steven Weinberg on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 59867
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT.” Some light dampstaining to a few pages, very good in a fine dust jacket. With a new foreword by the author.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 86523
"Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless": First Edition of Max Born's The Restless Universe; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1936.
First edition of this classic introduction to physics. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Max Born on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Translated by Winifred M. Deans. Illustrations by Dr. Otto Koenigsberger. This is the first signed example of a first printing we have seen.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 81190
London: Hutchinson, 2001.
First edition of this memoir by the eminent philosopher. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the title page, “Spiro Best wishes Charles Handy 23.11.01.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 71256
Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company, 1998.
Early printing of the Plantinga Reader. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Len with best wishes Alvin Plantinga.” The recipient was a student of Plantinga at Notre Dame. Edited by James F. Sennett. In fine condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 92577
"To the one who, in a sincere wish for American and world peace": Theodore Dreiser's America is Worth Saving; Inscribed by Him
New York: Modern Age Books, 1941.
First edition, second printing of this work by the author of Carrie. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To the one who, in a sincere wish for American and world peace, buys this book. The compliments and best wishes of Theodore Dreiser Hollywood. April 1941.” In near fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 91744
Handwritten musical quotation inscribed by Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich in Russian above the opening three bars of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Op. 47) on a two-stave system with holograph tempo directive and title, “To Lionel Okvin from Dmitri Shostakovich 17th February 1947.” Double matted and framed with a photograph of Shostakovich. The entire piece measures 14.75 inches by 15.75 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 82418
Etched portrait of Albert Einstein by well-known Polish-American Jewish artist Lionel S. Reiss. Signed by both Einstein and Reiss. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. An exceptional piece.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 87430
Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1925.
First edition of Wells’ work on the Malay jungle. Octavo, original orange cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original dust jacket,
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 1921
New York: Random House, 1943.
First edition of Dahl’s rare first book, with 14 vibrant full-page illustrations by Walt Disney Productions. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 88784
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
First edition of this volume which compiles John Nash’s most well-known papers. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by John Nash on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Grady Klein.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 87438
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.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 78342
"The size of an investor's brain is less important than his ability to detach the brain from the emotions": First edition of The Warren Buffett Way; signed by both Warren Buffett and Robert Hagstrom
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1994.
First edition on Robert Hagstrom’s work on the business and investment practices of Warren Buffett. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Warren Buffett on the title page and inscribed by Hagstrom opposite the title page, “For John, The size of an investor’s brain is less important than his ability to detach the brain from the emotions. Best Regards, Robert Hagstrom.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by Peter Lynch. A unique example.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 88130