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Rare Exhibition Catalog From Chagall's 6 Livres Illustres; One of 1500 copies signed by Marc Chagall
Lausanne: Imprimeries Reunies, 1976.
Rare exhibition catalog from the 1976 Chagall exhibition ‘6 Livres Illustres’ at Galerie Patrick in Geneva, Switzerland. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued containing 6 black-and-white plates. One of 1500 copies singed by Marc Chagall on the verso of the front wrapper. In near fine condition. A nice example.
New York: Bantam Press, 1988.
First American edition of Hawking’s groundbreaking work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Ron Miller. Boldly signed by Carl Sagan on the title page, who wrote the introduction. Sagan tells the following story: Sagan was in London for a scientific conference in 1974, and between sessions he wandered into a different room, where a larger meeting was taking place. “I realized that I was watching an ancient ceremony: the investiture of new fellows into the Royal Society, one of the most ancient scholarly organizations on the planet. In the front row, a young man in a wheelchair was, very slowly, signing his name in a book that bore on its earliest pages the signature of Isaac Newton… Stephen Hawking was a legend even then.” In his introduction, Sagan goes on to add that Hawking is the “worthy successor” to Newton and Paul Dirac, both former Lucasian Professors of Mathematics. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare and desirable signed.
"It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing rubbing and wear.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Norwalk, CT: New Directions, 1954.
First edition. Small octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.
New York: Modern Library, 1995.
First Modern Library edition of Dickens’ classic work, with an introduction by John Irving. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Light staining to the page edges in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1927.
Signed Limited edition, one of 327 copies. Quarto, original half pigskin over boards, top edge gilt, 2 volumes. Signed by Thomas Edison on the limitation page and additionally signed by Ramsaye. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates. Some staining to lower section of spines, some rubbing and edgewear to boards, a very good set. Copies of the limited edition were also bound in cloth, this is the more uncommon leather bound edition.
"I am a Christian Because of Owen Meany": First Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Lengthily Signed by John Irving
New York: Morrow, 1989.
First edition of the author’s seventh novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added the first line of this title, “I’m a Christian because of Owen Meany John Irving.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner.
"You have been the last dream of my soul": First Edition, First Issue of Charles Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities
London: Chapman and Hall, 1860.
First edition, first issue of one of Dickens’ most enduring work, with p. 213 misnumbered “113,” the signature mark “b” at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling “affetcionately” on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in three quarters contemporary calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In near fine condition with light rubbing and wear, bookplate. An exceptional example of this Dickens classic.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
First edition, first issue of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Bound in contemporary full blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere, Cosway-style binding with Mark Twain portrait medallion under glass, fleuron cornerpiece designs within gilt frames, raised bands, gilt decor to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt, front cover and spine faded slightly, front joint repaired, wide gilt turn-ins, silk moiré endpapers. An exceptional example. Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huckleberry Finn instead of the publisher’s green. This is one of those blue bindings—twenty times more rare than the green. This copy has all of the commonly identified first issue points (copies were assembled haphazardly by the printer and there is yet to be agreement among bibliographers as to the priority of many points). First issue points include page  with “Decided”; p. , illustration caption incorrect and p. 57 (“with the was”), p. 155 (final 5 absent), all first states; and p. 283 state 4. BAL 3415; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; MacDonnell, Firsts, vol. 8, no. 7/8, 1998, p. 31.
Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar -- and he was rich. There were so many things he could do with all of that money!": First Edition of Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday; Signed by Judith Viorst
New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1978.
First edition of the second book in the author’s acclaimed Alexander series. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Save your money! Judith Viorst.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move; Signed by Judith Viorst
New York: Atheneum, 1995.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “From Alexander’s mom- Judith Viorst.” Name on the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"Make a place on your bookshelf... If you love classic narrative, quest stories, adventure stories of high order transformed by one of the lapidary masters of contemporary American fiction, now is your hour of triumph": First Edition of All The Pretty Horses; Signed by Cormac McCarthy
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
First edition of the first novel in McCarthy’s acclaimed Border Trilogy and winner of the National Book Award. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Cormac McCarthy on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Chip Kidd.
Houston: Times Books, 1987.
First Edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a small closed tear. Signed by Sternfeld. A very sharp copy.
“An idea is salvation by imagination”: Inscribed by Frank Lloyd Wright to his Granddaughter Anne Baxter
New York: Horizon Press Inc, 1955.
First editon. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter Anne Baxter, “To Anne- with love from Grandfather F.L. Wright 59.” Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons, The Razor’s Edge, All About Eve and The Ten Commandments. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Also laid into this volume is an original black and white photograph. With a slipcase. An excellent association copy.
Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1998.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Alan Bean on the title page. Additionally inscribed by John Glenn on the title page; who contributed the introduction to this volume. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family": First Edition of Barbara Bush's Memoir; Signed by George H. W. Bush and Inscribed by First Lady Barbara Bush
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
First edition of the first lady Barbara Bush’s memoirs. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by George H. W. Bush and inscribed by Barbara Bush on the front free endpaper, “May 1st 1997 To: Victor Kovach With best wishes – Barbara Bush.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow. Uncommon signed by both the former first lady and President Bush.
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family": First Edition of Barbara Bush's Memoir; Signed by Her
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
First edition of the first lady Barbara Bush’s memoirs. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With every good wish. Barbara Bush.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow.
"Always remember the #1 rule of tasting- Always smell it first": First Edition of Robert M. Parker's Bordeaux: The Definitive Guide for the Wines Produced Since 1961; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
First edition of Robert M. Parker’s first book and definitive classic in the field. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To James Always remember the #1 rule of tasting- Always smell it first All the best Robert M. Parker.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition. Octavo, finely rebound in full black morocco. Signed by Truman Capote on the title page. Titles to the spine in gilt, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt. A very attractive example.