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"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky": First Edition Of The Outsiders; Inscribed By S.E. Hinton
New York: Viking Press, 1967.
First edition of the author’s classic first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “I hope you enjoy my book! Best wishes, Susie Hinton.” Fine in near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Richard M. Powers.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 5623
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962.
First edition of Carson’s landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Rachel Carson on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities. Drawings by Lois and Louis Darling. \
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 83522
Los Angeles: Sun and Moon, 1985-86.
First editions of Paul Auster’s detective novels, each signed by him on the title page. Octavo, original cloth. City of Glass in first-state dust jacket, with no publisher’s device at spine foot. Each are signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets. An exceptional set.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 93778
"The Truth Will Set You Free. But Not Until It Is Finished With You": First Edition Of The Authors Magnum Opus; Inscribed By David Foster Wallace
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Monika and Craig With All Best Wishes! David Foster Wallace.” The recipients were friends of the author as well as the director of the Rare Book Room at the Strand Bookstore. With publisher’s invitation to the New York publication party laid in. Fine in a fine first state dust jacket with Vollmann misspelled on the back panel. Jacket design by Steve Snider.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 117122
"With my compliments for a very interesting and enjoyable occasion": AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; INSCRIBED BY HER
New York: Random House, 1957.
Early printing 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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Betty Hobman – Cordially – Ayn Rand 2/20/70.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by George Salter.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 115694
"Charmer of serpents - why not try the birds?": First Edition of Roger Tory Peterson's First Book A Field Guide to the Birds; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934.
First edition, third state with the date on the copyright page of Peterson’s first book. Octavo, original green pebbled cloth, illustrated with 4 color plates with printed overlays, 32 monochrome plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Claire Kelly, charmer of serpents – why not try the birds? – Roger T. Peterson (Dictator) – C.M. Beal (Interpreter).” The recipient Claire Kelly, while a student at Cornell dated Peterson’s personal assistant C.M. Beal and at the time she was also working with snakes at the Museum of Natural History. In very good condition with some light dampstaining.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 102012
"The strangest prose-poet Russia ever produced": First British Edition of Nabokov's Nikolai Gogol; Signed by Him
London: Editions Poetry London, 1947.
First British edition of Nabokov’s criticism of the work of Russian literary master Nikolai Gogol. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Vladmir Nabokov on the front free endpaper. From the library of Rona Kass, who was a student at Cornell University, where Nabokov taught in the 1950s. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gogol. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 94568
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be": First Edition of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloombsbury, 2000.
First British edition of Rowling’s fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Giles Greenfield. Cover design by Richard Horne.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 112498
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more": First Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloomsbury, 2005.
First edition of the sixth and penultimate novel in Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Jason Cockcroft.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 118562
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything": Photograph of Mark Twain; Signed by Him
Signed “Truly Yours Mark Twain” on an original postcard by J. Beagles & Co., from the early 1900s. In near fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 111644
New York: Pantheon Books, 1949.
Early printing of Joseph Campbell’s magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 22 textual drawings, 12 plates. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With all my good wishes Joseph Campbell 10-13-79.” Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket, inscription to the front free endpaper. Uncommon and desirable signed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 116788
“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault": First Edition of the author's Hugo Award-Winning Novel The Ender's Game; Signed by Orson Scott Card
New York: Tor Books, 1985.
First edition of this Nebula and Hugo award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Orson Scott Card on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Cover artist by John Harris. An exceptional example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 5318
London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
First adult paperback edition of the first book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. In fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 99778
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Masterpiece Cien Anos de Soledad; Signed by him with a drawing of a large flower
Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1967.
Anniversary edition of the author’s masterpiece which is recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page, who has drawn a large flower. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 118757
First Edition of The Strategy of Conflict; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Thomas Schelling
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960.
First edition of this work that pioneered the study of bargaining and strategic behavior. Octavo, original yellow cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Roger Jan 75 Tom Schelling.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear to the extremities.
Price: $3,400.00 Item Number: 89467
"The Metropolis strives to reach a mythical point where the world is completely fabricated by man, so that it absolutely coincides with his desires": First Edition of Rem Koolhaas Delirious New York; Signed by Him
New York: Oxford University, 1978.
First edition of Rem Koolhaas’ masterpiece on the architectural design of one of the most celebrated cities in the world.. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Rem Koolhaas on the title page. Laid in is a lecture pamplet given by Koolhaas. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 745
“One must fight to get to the top, especially if one starts at the bottom": First Edition in English of Franz Kafka's The Castle; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930.
First edition in English of Kafka’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Edwin and Willa Muir. With an introduction by Edwin Muir. A superior example, scarce in this condition.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 96542
"The true natural rights of men, then, are equal justice, security of labor and property, the amenities of civilized institutions, and the benefits of orderly society": The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot; Inscribed by Russell Kirk
London: Faber & Faber, 1954.
First British edition of one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Paul Gay Angel of the Hogback, Russell Kirk October 1, 1954.” In very good condition with light rubbing to the cloth and a small stain to the page edges. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Russell Kirk.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 33065
“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results": Anniversary Edition of Milton Friedman's Classic Treatise Capitalism and Freedom; Signed by Him
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Special anniversary edition of Friedman’s magnum opus. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles to the spine, front and rear panel, all edges gilt, silk bookmark bound in. Signed by Milton Friedman on the title page. In fine condition.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 87985
“Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind": First Edition of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk; Signed by Him
New York: The Dial Press, 1974.
First edition of Baldwin’s fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by James Baldwin on the dedication page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lynn Braswell. Uncommon signed.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 85233