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"Look what the New Yorker dragged in! The purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions": First edition of The Big New Yorker Book Of Cats
New York: Random House, 2013.
First edition of the collected New Yorker cat-related articles, cover art, and illustrations with contributions by Margaret Atwood, Roald Dahl, Robert Graves, Peter Matthiessen, Haruki Murakami, John Updike, and E. B. White, among others. Quarto, original boards, illustrated. Foreword by Anthony Lane. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Boland. Jacket illustration by David G. Stevenson.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 124138
New York : Doubleday, 1987.
Early printing of the first lady’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Betty Ford on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Gatti.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 76338
"Fly over the valley when the winds are keen, and nestle where the earth receives another generation of exhausted leaves": First edition of Edgar Lee Masters' Starved Rock
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919.
First edition of the this early collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Inadvertently inscribed on the final free endpaper, “For S.D. Green…Edgar Lee Masters.” In very good condition.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 96230
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of this collection of writing by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 546
"Farmer and artist, drudge and dreamer, hedonist and masochist, alchemist and accountant - the winegrower is all these things": Hugh Johnson's Story of Wine; signed by him
London: Mitchell Beazley, 2002.
Early printing of this landmark work in wine literature. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Author photograph by Jeremy Dixon.
Price: $95.00 Item Number: 119742
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of the re-issue. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half title page, who has drawn a sun and birds. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Gil Rob Wilson.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 12047
"Wine, women and dice kept him ever hungry, ill, and poor": Finely bound example of Richard Head's The English Rogue
The English Rogue Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant: Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1928.
Finely bound example of Head’s famous satirical autobiography. Quarto, bound in full tree calf with green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, illustrated with plates after the originals. In very good condition. Stamp to the half-title page.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 109026
"Give a chunk to a monkey, give a chunk to a fighter": Later printing of Michael Rosen's Nuts About Nuts; Signed and dated by him
London: Diamond Books, 1999.
Early printing of British children’s author Michael Rosen’s illustrated book of poetry about nuts. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Signed and dated by Michael Rosen on the verso of the front panel, “Michael Rosen Aug 15 2004.” In near fine condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 88124
Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1908.
First edition of this series of literary essays written in James’ earlier style. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. Introduction by Le Roy Phillips. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 78043
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1911.
First edition of Kipling and Fletcher’s history of Great Britain for boys and girls. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with colored plates and maps by Henry Ford. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 123044
Toronto: Alred A. Knopf, 1998.
First Canadian edition of Irving’s ninth novel. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 230
First Edition of The Givenness of Things: Essays; Inscribed by Pulitzer-Prize winning Author Marilynne Robinson
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2015.
First edition of this collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Marilynne Robinson on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Strick and Williams.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 5460
New York and London: Macmillan & Co, 1893.
First edition, second issue of one of James’ neatest tales. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities, small tear to the front free endpaper.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 78041
First Edition of Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef's Daughter, with Recipes; Warmly Inscribed by Alice Waters
New York: The Viking Press, 2016.
First edition of this work for anyone who loves France, food and adventure. Quarto, illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Alexis with love, Alice Waters.” Fine in a fine dust jacket, gift inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Ann Arnold.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 45672
“TO BE ALIVE, TO HIM, IS TO BE MADE OF MEMORY—TO HIM IF A MAN’S NOT MADE OF MEMORY, HE’S MADE OF NOTHING”: FIRST EDITION OF PHILIP ROTH'S PATRIMONY; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
First edition of Roth’s memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 2897
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1925.
First edition of Wells’ complex novel exploring individualism and society. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. A very nice example.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 109052
First Edition of the "first definitive History of the United Nations" The Parliament of Man; Signed by Paul Kennedy
New York: Random House, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “with compliments Paul Kennedy.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 5647