Looking for a unique and personal gift? A rare book is a gift they will treasure for a lifetime. There are few gifts that are as lasting and appreciated as a rare book. They hold within its pages not only historical and cultural significance, but often also a personal significance to the recipient. Whether it is a beloved childhood book that turned them on to the joys of reading or a favorite title they read in high school or college, people treasure these books like a close friend.

  • “All the time you're saying to yourself, 'I could do that, but I won't,' — which is just another way of saying that you can't"; Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman; Inscribed by Richard Feynman

    Feynman, Richard P.

    “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” Adventures of a Curious Character.

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.

    First edition, early printing of this collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Camille Durand, Richard Feynman.” An excellent near fine example in a near fine dust jacket. Rare signed and inscribed.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • First Edition Of Tennis Great Pete Sampras’ Autobiography; Signed By Him

    Sampras, Pete.

    A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis.

    New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.

    First edition of the tennis champions autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Pete Sampras on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Peter Bodo.

    Price: $150.00

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  • "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

    Schulz, Charles M.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    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.

    Price: $1,800.00

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  • First Edition of A Child's Calendar; Signed by Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert

    Updike, John.

    A Child’s Calendar.

    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.

    Price: $375.00

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  • First Edition of Dylan Thomas' Modern Classic A Child's Christmas In Wales

    Thomas, Dylan.

    A Child’s Christmas In Wales.

    Norwalk, CT: New Directions, 1954.

    First edition. Small octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.

    Price: $250.00

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  • A Christmas Carol; Signed by John Irving

    Irving, John] Charles Dickens.

    A Christmas Carol and Other Stories.

    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.

    Price: $300.00

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  • "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge": First Edition of the first Volume in the Author’s Acclaimed Series; Warmly Inscribed by George R.R. Martin

    Martin, George R.R.

    A Game of Thrones.

    New York: Bantam, 1996.

    First edition of the first book in the author’s acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Paul, May your summers all be bountiful. George R.R. Martin.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Tom Hallman. Book design by James Sinclair.

    Price: $1,450.00

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  • “She would've been a good woman," said The Misfit, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life": First Edition of Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To To Find

    O'Connor, Flannery.

    A Good Man Is Hard To To Find.

    New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955.

    First edition, first state book with “tyring” on page 125; first-issue dust jacket with reviews for Wise Blood on rear panel of O’Connor’s classic work. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $750.00

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  • "It is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in": First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; Signed by Him in Volumes Two and Three

    Churchill, Winston S.

    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

    First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set of Churchill’s classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes two and three are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $8,000.00

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  • "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write": First Edition of What is considered Ruth Rendell’s Greatest Works A Judgement in Stone; Signed by her

    Rendell, Ruth.

    A Judgement in Stone.

    London: Hutchinson, 1977.

    First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ruth Rendell on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • Inscribed by John Kenneth Galbraith to Henry and Nancy Kissinger

    Galbraith, John Kenneth; Henry A. Kissinger.

    A Life In Our Times.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Henry and Nancy Kissinger, “For Nancy & Henry as a guide to those K volumes yet to come! With all good wishes J.K.G. 1981.” Galbraith and Kissinger were close friends, both civil servants and Harvard University professors, who played a vital role in the development of United States foreign policies in the 1960s-70s and beyond. Galbraith, working as United States ambassador to India in the Kennedy administration and Kissinger in the Nixon administration as Secretary of State. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An outstanding association copy linking these two giants of American history.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • Signed Limited Edition of Thomas Edison's A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture

    Edison, Thomas Alva & Terry Ramsaye.

    A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture.

    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.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • “The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question": First Edition of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    Joyce, James.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

    New York: Huebsch, 1916.

    First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. In excellent condition without the usual fade to the spine, light wear to the front panel, contemporary bookplate to the inside front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $4,800.00

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  • "I am a Christian Because of Owen Meany": First Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Lengthily Signed by John Irving

    Irving, John.

    A Prayer For Owen Meany.

    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.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • First Edition of this "classic work of outdoor literature, rivaling Thoreau's Walden" A Sand County Almanac; Lengthily Inscribed by Estella Leopold

    Leopold, Aldo; Estella Leopold.

    A Sand County Almanac.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.

    First edition, first issue of this landmark in the conservation movement. Octavo, original cloth with titles and tooling to the front panel in silver. A lengthy inscription from Estella Leopold on the front free endpaper which reads, “Perhaps every youth needs an occasional wilderness trip, in order to learn the meaning of this particular freedom.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine crown and overall wear. Rare, especially with such a nice inscription.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • First Edition of Assia Djebar's A Sister to Scheherazade; Inscribed by Her

    Djebar, Assia.

    A Sister to Scheherazade.

    London: Quartet, 1987.

    First edition of the second volume in the acclaimed author’s quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $450.00

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  • First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's A Song of The English; With 30 Mounted Color Plates by W. Heath Robinson

    Kipling, Rudyard.

    A Song of The English.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.

    First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by Robinson. Quarto, original blue cloth, gilt pictorial to the front panel, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson with 30 mounted color plates, lettered tissue guards. In near fine condition with light rubbing.

    Price: $750.00

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  • “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought": First Edition of John Rawls Masterpiece A Theory of Justice

    Rawls, John.

    A Theory of Justice.

    Cambridge, MA: Belnap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

    First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Small numbers on the copyright page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $5,200.00

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  • “the feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of inconjecturable magic": First Edition of Each Work in Patrick Leigh Fermor's Trilogy; Each Signed by Him

    Leigh Fermor, Patrick.

    A Time of Gifts; Between the Woods and the Water; The Broken Road.

    London: John Murray, 1977-2013.

    First editions of each volume in Leigh Fermor’s trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water are signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor on the title page. The Broken Road, which was published posthumously is signed by editors Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper on the title page. Jacket artwork by John Craxton. Near fine in excellent dust jackets.

    Price: $2,800.00

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  • First Edition of John Irving's A Widow for One Year; Signed by Him

    Irving, John.

    A Widow for One Year.

    Toronto: Alred A. Knopf, 1998.

    First Canadian edition. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $125.00

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