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“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.
“this is the story of a great inventor, the most conspicuous figure of the age of electricity”: First edition of the Boy's Life of Edison; Signed by Thomas A. Edison
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1911.
First edition of Meadowcroft’s biography of Thomas Edison, written for children. Octavo, original cloth with paper label portrait of Edison to the front panel, illustrated with eight photographic portraits of Edison including tissue-guarded frontispiece. With Edison’s autobiographical notes. Boldly signed on the second free endpaper, “Thomas A. Edison.” In very good condition. First printings are uncommon signed.
“Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind": Signed Limited First Edition of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk
New York: The Dial Press, 1974.
Signed limited first edition, one of 250 numbered copies of Baldwin’s fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by James Baldwin on the limitation page. Fine in a fine slipcase.
New York : Rizzoli Press, 2004.
First edition of this comprehensive work on Zaha Hadid. Quarto, 4 volumes, original boards, illustrated. Boldly signed by Zaha Hadid in all four of the volumes at Yale University. In fine condition. The original plastic case is in fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1952.
First edition, one of 2500 copies printed of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original wrappers printed in blue and black. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
"A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself": First Edition of Ogilvy On Advertising; Signed by David Ogilvy
New York: Crown Publishers, 1983.
First edition of one of the most important works on advertising ever published. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by David Ogilvy on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by James K. Davis. Rare signed by the legendary advertising innovator.
Oxford: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1982.
First edition of Dawkins’ sequel to The Selfish Gene, and is considered his principal contribution to evolutionary theory. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Perry Smith.
First American Edition of Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World, Under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1846.
First American edition of the publisher’s reissue of Darwin’s journals and remarks regarding his 5-year second survey expedition aboard the HMS Beagle. Octavo, two volumes in the original cloth with gilt titles to the spine, gilt vignettes to the front panels. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplates to the pastedown. In near fine condition. Rare.
Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, 1902.
Second edition of Herzl‘s Utopian novel in which he envisioned the social and cultural climate of a new Hebrew Nation. Octavo, original cloth. In good condition. Rare.
“You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end": First Edition of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch; Signed by Him With the original prospectus
New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1962.
First American edition, first issue jacket with no zip code on rear panel and no roman numerals on lower spine near back panel of Burroughs’ classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William S. Burroughs on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Included is the original prospectus issued by Grove Press prior to publication. Photograph of Burroughs on the rear panel by Martha Rocher. An exceptional example, scarce with the original prospectus.
“What truly is logic? Who decides reason? [...] It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reason can be found": First Edition of The Essential John Nash; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist John F. Nash
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
First edition of this volume which compiles John Nash’s most well-known papers. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Nash on the half-title page, “For Harry Williams 27 April 2009 John F. Nash, Jr.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Grady Klein.
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.
“It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present": First Edition of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield; finely bound in three quarters calf
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.
First edition in book form of “the most perfect of all the Dickens novels” (Virginia Woolf). Octavo, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards with black morocco spine label lettered in gilt tooling to the spine and raised gilt bands, frontispiece, pictorial title page and 38 etched plates by H. K. Browne. In very good condition.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1895.
Imperial edition of Dumas’ Celebrated Crimes. Octavo, eight volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, illustrated with photogravures after original drawings by De Los Rios, Prodhomme, and Wagrez, lettered tissue guards. One of only 500 numbered sets, this is number 433. In near fine condition. A stunning set.
"I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart": Signed Limited First Edition of Jack Kerouac's Visions of Cody
New York: New Directions, 1960.
Signed limited first edition of this novel by the author of On The Road. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Jack Kerouac, this is number 472. Near fine in the original acetate dust jacket, with the original prospectus laid in.