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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.

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  • Richard P. Feynman's National Medal of Science; bestowed upon him by President Jimmy Carter in 1979

    [FEYNMAN, Richard P.].

    Richard P. Feynman’s National Medal of Science.

    Danbury, Connecticut: Medallic Art Co., [1979].

    Richard P. Feynman’s National Medal of Science, bestowed upon him by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. Bronze, the medal depicts a man in contemplation writing a formula in the sand on the obverse, and reads on the reverse: “Awarded by the President of the United States of America to Richard Phillips Feynman 1979.” Established in 1959, he National Medal of Science is is an honor bestowed annually by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the following six fields: behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physical sciences. National Medal of Science Laureates include: Theodore von Kármán, Cornelius Van Niel, Kurt Gödel, Gilbert Stork, Barbara McClintock, Albert Sabin, Richard P. Feynman, and Eugene M. Shoemaker. In fine condition. Housed in a custom leather case. With a gold tie pin replicating the medal housed in the original box.

    Price: $50,000.00     Item Number: 125834

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  • "I have numerous readers among farmers and workers. They make India. Their poverty is India's curse and crime. Their prosperity alone can make India a country fit to live in:" Second Series of Mohandas K. Gandhi's Young India; signed and dated by him

    GANDHI, Mohandas K. [Mahatma].

    Young India Second Series 1924-1926.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1927.

    First edition of the second series of the writings of Gandhi. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by Gandhi on the front free endpaper, “MK Gandhi 3:4:29.” Gandhi founded and published the weekly periodical in English, Young India, from 1919 to 1931 to spread the philosophy and principles of the Satyagraha Movement and urge readers to participate in it. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed and in this condition.

    Price: $40,000.00     Item Number: 95311

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

    JOYCE, James.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

    London: The Egoist Ltd, 1916.

    First English edition, one of approximately 750 copies of Joyce’s classic stream-of-consciousness work, his first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Beatrice Randegger. James Joyce. 25 Novembre 1919. Trieste.” The recipient was a private student’s of Joyce in Italy. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $40,000.00     Item Number: 109550

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  • "Produced by the most important and active printing press of 17th century Rome": Rare early seventeenth century Italian celestial globe produced by Roman cartographer Giuseppe de Rossi

    GIUSEPPE DE ROSSI,.

    Giuseppe de Rossi’s Globus Coelest. [Seventeenth Century Italian Celestial Globe].

    Rome: Giuseppe de Rossi, [1615].

    Rare early seventeenth century Italian celestial globe produced by Roman cartographer Giuseppe de Rossi, the founder the most important and active printing press of 17th century Rome, the Rossi firm. Laid horizontally and mounted on a turned mahogany stand, the celestial globe measures 8 inches in diameter and is comprised of 12 hand-colored engraved gores depicting the major constellations and all twelve zodiac signs, illustrated in detail after Jodocus Hondius famed celestial globe of 1601. The inscribed cartouche reads, “Globus Coelest, in quo stellae fixæ omnes quæ a N. Viro Tychone Brahe suma cura observatæ sunt, accuratissime dessignantur: quibus adjuncte sunt circa Pol. Aust. stel: quæ a pertiss: nauclero Petro Theodori annotate sunt simul accomodate ad ann. 1614; æditus vero ann. 1615.” In near fine condition with the engravings exceptionally crisp. The entire piece measures 13 inches tall. Exceptionally rare.

    Price: $28,000.00     Item Number: 127575

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  • “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying": The Works of Oscar Wilde; One of 80 Sets Bound in Japanese Vellum

    WILDE, Oscar.

    The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

    London: Methuen & Co, 1908.

    First collected edition, one of 80 sets on Japanese vellum, the rarest and most desirable of Wilde’s works. Octavo, 14 volumes, bound in original vellum, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel with the design by Charles Ricketts, top edge gilt. “The text is taken in most instances from the last editions issued under the superintendence of the author. In some cases the volumes contain additional matter which had not previously been reprinted, while some of the volumes contain matter here published for the first time” (Mason). In near fine condition. Rare and desirable, especially in this condition.

    Price: $27,500.00     Item Number: 103150

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  • First Edition of The Call of the Wild; Inscribed by Jack London to fellow writer and screenplay pioneer Elinor Glyn

    LONDON, Jack.

    The Call of the Wild.

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.

    First edition of one of the most desirable classics in American literature. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt.  With 18 full-page color illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull.  Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Elinor Glyn:- My most popular, but my own heart goes out to some of my sociological screeds. Jack London Mar. 1, 1911.” The recipient Elinor Glyn was a British novelist and scriptwriter who specialized in romantic fiction, which was considered scandalous for its time. Her first book, The Visits of Elizabeth was published the same year as London’s first book. She later moved to California and became one of the first female writers of movie screenplays. She popularized the concept of the It-girl, and had tremendous influence on early 20th-century popular culture and, possibly, on the careers of notable Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and, especially, Clara Bow. In near fine condition with light shelfwear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions of this classic title are scarce.

    Price: $27,500.00     Item Number: 110942

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  • "This as far as I know is what happens to them": First Edition of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel The Grapes of Wrath; Inscribed by Him To Columbia University Professor John Henry Hobart Lyon

    STEINBECK, John.

    The Grapes of Wrath.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1939.

    First edition, with “First Published in April 1939” on copyright page and first edition notice on the front flap of the dust jacket. Octavo, original beige cloth. Association copy, playfully inscribed by the author on the title page, “Continuing the tradition. To John H. Lyon, go to hell! John Steinbeck.” The recipient was John Henry Hobart Lyon, an English professor at Columbia University and a friend of Steinbeck’s. “Great names usually come in clusters, for one creative scholar attracts others to work with him. The unforgettable Professor John Henry Hobart Lyon stirs his students by his lectures on Shakespeare, romantic literature, and the world’s masterpieces” (Coon, p. 33). Lyon also taught a popular course called “Literature of Today”, for which he invited well-known contemporary authors to lecture. Among those who appeared were Thomas Mann, Kenneth Roberts, Orson Welles, Stephen Benet, Erskine Caldwell, Somerset Maugham, Moss Hart, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Elmer Hader. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

    Price: $25,000.00     Item Number: 119562

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  • “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen": Rare FIRST EDITIONS OF BOTH PARTS OF LITTLE WOMEN, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

    ALCOTT, Louisa May.

    Little Women and Little Women, Part the Second.

    Boston: Robert Brothers, 1868-69.

    First editions of both volumes of Alcott’s most coveted work. Octavo, two volumes in the original green cloth with gilt titles and decorations to the spine and front panel, each volume illustrated with four plates including frontispiece; those in the first part created by the author’s sister, May. Little Women is first issue with all points including Little Women priced at $1.25 in terminal advertisements. Little Women, Part Second is mixed state, with notice about Part First on page iv and lacking terminal advertisements. Both volumes in very good to near fine condition with rubbing to the extremities. Rare and desirable in the original cloth, as most examples have been rebound.

    Price: $25,000.00     Item Number: 111053

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  • “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye": Signed Limited Edition of Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince; One of 525 Numbered Copies

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine De.

    The Little Prince.

    New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1943.

    Signed limited first edition, one of 525 signed numbered copies, this is number 66. Signed by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Small quarto, original salmon cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.

    Price: $22,500.00     Item Number: 99850

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  • "Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth

    MONTGOMERY, L.M.

    Anne of Green Gables.

    Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.

    First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In excellent near fine condition, showing some light wear to the extremities and front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $22,000.00     Item Number: 2639

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  • First Edition of Damon Runyon's Guys and Dolls; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket

    RUNYON, Damon.

    Guys and Dolls.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931.

    First edition of this classic work, basis for the film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Octavo, original cloth. A pre-publication example, with the date of August 20, 1931 stamped to the front free endpaper, very good in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear. Introduction by Heywood Broun. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions in the original dust jacket are scarce.

    Price: $22,000.00     Item Number: 98358

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  • “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye": Signed Limited Edition of Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince; One of 525 Numbered Copies

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine De.

    The Little Prince.

    New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1943.

    Signed limited first edition, one of 525 signed numbered copies, this is number 236. Signed by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Small quarto, original salmon cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $22,000.00     Item Number: 102850

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  • Complete Set of First Editions of Isaac Leeser's Discourses on the Jewish Religion

    LEESER, Isaac.

    Discourses on the Jewish Religion.

    Philadelphia: Sherman & Co, 1866-68.

    First editions of one of the ‘major builders of American Judaism’, Isaac Leeser’s Discourses on the Jewish Religion. Octavo, 10 volumes, bound in full leather, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands. In near fine condition. Complete sets are of the utmost rarity.

    Price: $20,000.00     Item Number: 107732

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  • Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the Masterpieces of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    TWAIN, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens].

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

    Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876.

    First edition, first printing, first state (with “THE” on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type) of one of the great masterpieces of American literature. Octavo, original blue cloth, peach endpapers, top edge gilt, illustrations in text by True Williams and others, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. In very good condition with some very light rubbing to the cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example of an important book.

    Price: $20,000.00     Item Number: 23042

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  • SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEIN’S "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM; IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S GLASSINE AND CARDBOARD BOX

    EINSTEIN, Albert.

    Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

    Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.

    Signed limited edition of Einstein’s singular autobiography. Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original glassine and slipcase. One of 760 numbered copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49”, this is number 458. Fine in the rare original glassine which is in near fine condition and in the original slipcase which is in fine condition. Housed in the original publisher’s cardboard. An absolute pristine example, which has been stored in the original cardboard box since publication. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousuf Karsh. Rare and desirable in this condition, particularly scarce in the original glassine and original box.

    Price: $20,000.00     Item Number: 125016

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  • “The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream": Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet; lengthily inscribed by him

    GIBRAN, Kahlil.

    The Prophet.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923.

    First edition, early printing of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, with illustrations by the author. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by Kahlil Gibran on the title page, “This is for Elenor Fisch, who lives in the world of beautiful understanding. Kahlil Gibran, 1926.” From the library of D. Rajagopal with his library stamp to the front pastedown. Rajagopal was the lifelong friend and editor of Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, the leader of the Theosophy movement in the early 20th century, and one of its most famous figures. In his teachings, Krishnamurti stressed the necessity for a revolution of human consciousness, which could only occur with radical religious, political, and social change. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and with noted provenance.

    Price: $19,500.00     Item Number: 96203

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  • “I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach": FIRST EDITION OF AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; INSCRIBED BY HER TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION

    RAND, Ayn.

    Atlas Shrugged.

    New York: Random House, 1957.

    First edition 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. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper two months prior to the publication date, “To Ray and Betty Nelson (and to Ev Suffens) – – affectionately – Ayn Rand 8/22/57.” The recipient, Ray Nelson (who went by the on-air name ‘Ev Suffens’) was the host of the late night jazz radio program Midnight Jamboree on radio station WEVD. Rand’s assistant and close personal friend, Barbara Branden wrote of Rand, “…jazz had a kind of symbolic significance to Rand…Rand once said that what she would love more than anything is to never have to think about politics, because it wouldn’t be necessary. She loved what she saw as the frivolous in America, that this was a country where you didn’t have to be concerned whether you were going to to starve to death before tomorrow, or freeze to death, or to be put in prison, or sent to Siberia. You could be concerned with things like lipstick and silk stockings. And jazz.” An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Salter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association copy.

    Price: $18,500.00     Item Number: 96042

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  • The Manuscript Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's Monumental Work The Winning of the West; One of 200 Numbered Copies

    ROOSEVELT, Theodore.

    The Winning of the West: The Daniel Boone Edition.

    New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900.

    Limited edition, number 72 of 200 copies of the manuscript edition of The Winning of the West. Quarto, 4 volumes, bound in full publisher’s morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt, pastedowns full morocco with inlay. The manuscript page in this example opposite the limitation page and reads, “at the expense of the government; and on the lower Ohio in 1793 and ’93 there were plenty of men who, in the event of a campaign, hoped to make profit out of the goods, horses and cattle they supplied the soldiers.” Portrait frontispiece in volume one, illustrated throughout, with frontispieces in each volume, folding maps, and other plates. In near fine condition. Housed in two custom slipcases. A very nice set.

    Price: $16,500.00     Item Number: 111740

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  • “Capitalism Survive?—I have tried to show that a socialist form of society will inevitably emerge from an equally inevitable decomposition of capitalist society": First Edition of Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy; In the Rare original dust jacket

    SCHUMPETER, Joseph A.

    Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942.

    First edition of Schumpeter’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. First editions in the original dust jacket are rare.

    Price: $16,000.00     Item Number: 115568

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  • “SERVE ON HOT BUTTERED TOAST… WITH PINK CHAMPAGNE”: FIRST EDITION OF IAN FLEMING’S THRILLING CITIES; inscribed by him to close personal friend and neighbor Noel Coward

    FLEMING, Ian.

    Thrilling Cities.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1963.

    First edition of Fleming’s compelling travelogue. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Noël for your bluest pencil Love Ian.” The recipient, English playwright, director and actor Noël Coward was a close friend of Fleming’s and his neighbor in Jamaica. Coward, inspired to build his own Jamaican retreat by a visit to Goldeneye in 1948, was Fleming’s closest friend on the island and it was with his great encouragement that Fleming began writing the Bond novels that made him famous. When Fleming married Ann in 1952, Coward was one of two wedding guests and in the same year he was made godfather to their newborn son Caspar. Named for the luminous insects seen in the warm evenings, his Firefly Estate east of Oracabessa, Jamaica entertained a wide range of guests, including both the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Olivier, Sophia Loren, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Alec Guinness, Peter O’Toole, and Richard Burton. Known for his likable sophistication and sharp sense of humor, Coward’s songs, plays, and films were immensely popular from the early 1920s through the 60s and 70s when they achieved renewed fame and critical acclaim with a variety of new revues celebrating his music, including Oh, Coward! on Broadway and Cowardy Custard in London. Coward won an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 for his naval film drama ‘In Which We Serve’, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1969, and received a Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 1970. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. With Coward’s bookplate to the pastedown. An exceptional association copy.

    Price: $15,000.00     Item Number: 111081

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  • Richard P. Feynman's Niels Bohr International Gold Medal; conferred upon him in 1973

    [FEYNMAN, Richard P.].

    Richard P. Feynman’s Niels Bohr International Gold Medal.

    [1973].

    Richard P. Feynman’s Niels Bohr International Gold Medal, conferred upon him in 1973. Gold, the medal features a bust of Bohr on the obverse and an atom on the reverse, with the edge engraved, “Richard P. Feynman.” Awarded since 1955 for “outstanding work by an engineer or physicist for the peaceful utilization of atomic energy”, the Niels Bohr International Gold Medal is administered by the Danish Society of Engineers (Denmark) in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. Recipients of the award include: Niels Bohr, John Cockroft, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Werner Karl Heisenberg, Richard P. Feynman, and Jens Nørskov. In fine condition. Housed in a custom red leather case.

    Price: $15,000.00     Item Number: 125346

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  • Etching of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck; Signed by Both Struck and Einstein

    EINSTEIN, Albert; Hermann Struck.

    Albert Einstein Signed Etching.

    1923.

    Lithograph portrait of “the father of modern physics”, Albert Einstein by well-known artist Hermann Struck. Signed by Einstein, “Albert Einstein 1923” and Struck, “Herman Struck 138/150”. In fine condition. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 19.75 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional piece.

    Price: $15,000.00     Item Number: 127204

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  • "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since" First Edition Of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in The Rare Blue Cloth

    MARK TWAIN [SAMUEL L. CLEMENS],.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First edition, first issue of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth. 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 [9] with “Decided” remaining uncorrected (to “Decides”); page [13], illustration captioned “Him and another Man” listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads “with the was,”. Debate continues over the priority of other points of issue and state. This copy contains the following points of bibliographical interest: frontispiece portrait without cloth table cover under the bust, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with “l” missing from “Col.” at top of illustration and with broken “b” in “body” on line seven; page 155 with the final 5 being slightly larger than the first two numbers”; page 161, no signature mark “11”. In very good condition with light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example.

    Price: $14,000.00     Item Number: 114362

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  • First Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude in the First Issue Dust Jacket; Inscribed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970.

    First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “Para Rita, de su amigo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1976.” Fine in a fine first issue dust jacket with the exclamation point at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional example.

    Price: $14,000.00     Item Number: 96576

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  • First Edition of Walt Disney's Fantasia; Inscribed by Disney and with Twelve original drawings

    DISNEY, Walt; Deems Taylor .

    Walt Disney’s Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.

    First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 16 mounted color plates. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney); all who worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie Ferguson Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving to get married, raise family, she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia. This work contains the following inscriptions and illustrations, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney.” Page 10 has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription “Best Wishes Always Milt Banta.” Page 14 has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a “ye olde family tree” for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription, “I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn’t grow any Larger! Good Luck – Russ Dyson 1/18/46.” Page 57 has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: “Jodie – If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these – let me know. – Claude Coats.” Page 82 has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen]. Page 95 has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription, “An ‘Good Fishin’ to you all the time – Jodie. Hugh Hennesy” Page 102 has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription “Good Bye Jodie – We’ll Miss You!!! Bill Berg.” Page 118 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription, “Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock.” Page 119 has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: “Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber.” Page 121 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads, “Best Wishes to Jodie.” The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus. Page 126 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: “Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols.” Page 159 has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription, “G’bye Now. Lots of Luck an’ Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley.” The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription, ” Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre.” An excellent example in a very good dust jacket. A unique piece of Disney history.

    Price: $14,000.00     Item Number: 96808

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  • "I always look ahead to the side but never back": First Edition of Hunter Thompson’s celebrated first book Hell’s Angels; Signed by Him and Sonny Barger

    THOMPSON, Hunter S. [Sonny Barger].

    Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

    New York: Random House, 1967.

    First edition of Thompson’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page and additionally by Hell’s Angel Sonny Barger on the front free endpaper, “I always look ahead to the side but never back Sonny Barger.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Joseph del Gaudio. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by both Thompson and Barger.

    Price: $12,800.00     Item Number: 112335

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  • First Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude in the First Issue Dust Jacket; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Translator Gregory Rabassa

    GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970.

    First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “y para Martin, con todo el afecto, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 05.” Additionally signed by the translator Gregory Rabassa on the title page. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the exclamation point at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 110535

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  • First Edition of First on the Moon; Signed by Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins

    ARMSTRONG, Neil; Michael Collins; Edwin E. Aldrin.

    First On The Moon: A Voyage With Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.

    First edition of this work, which describes the events leading up to and during the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned landing on the Moon. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Armstrong on the half-title page, “To T.O. McMillan- Neil Armstrong.” Additionally signed by Michael Collins. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 124675

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  • “Hope springs forever": Rare Limited First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; One of 100 Numbered Copies Signed by Her

    ROWLING, J.K.

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the Original Runes by Hermione Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore.

    London: The Children's High Level Group, 2008.

    First edition, limited issue of this wizarding classic. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page, with the authentication hologram, number 95 of a 100 numbered copies. Octavo, original brown morocco-patterned boards with silver metal cornerpieces and central ornament accented with faux blue gems, silver metal clasp, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark, illustrated. Housed in the embroidered velvet bag within the publisher’s calf case with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and with the original pull-off slipcase which reads ‘This Side Up’. This specially bound edition includes a portfolio of ten additional prints by Rowling that were not issued with the trade or the manuscript editions.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 112492

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  • FIRST EDITION OF JESSE LIVERMORE’S HOW TO TRADE IN STOCKS IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

    LIVERMORE, Jesse.

    How to Trade in Stocks: The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price.

    New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.

    First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 29055

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  • “That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it": First Edition Of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in The Rare Original Publisher’s Morocco

    TWAIN, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens].

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Tom Sawyer’s Comrade].

    New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First edition, first issue of Twain’s masterpiece, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher’s three-quarters morocco binding. Octavo, original three-quarters brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and with 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt. Copies of Huckleberry Finn in the original publisher’s leather bindings are quite rare: “The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportions leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise” (MacDonnell, 35). In very good condition, rebacked with light rubbing to extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 73064

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  • Signed Limited Edition of The Works of Thomas Hardy

    HARDY, Thomas .

    The Works of Thomas Hardy. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D’Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]

    London: Macmillan & Company, 1919-20.

    The Works of Thomas Hardy, signed limited edition. Octavo, thirty-seven volumes, bound in contemporary three quarters dark blue morocco, gilt tooling and titles to the spine. The Mellstock edition, limited to five hundred copies. In near fine condition. A very nice attractively bound set.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 53014

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  • Yousuf Karsh Photograph of the First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru; Signed by Both Nehru and Karsh

    NEHRU, Jawaharlal; Yousuf Karsh.

    Jawaharlal Nehru and Yousuf Karsh Signed Photograph.

    Black and white photograph of the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. Signed Jawaharlal Nehru March 1951 and also signed by the photographer Yousuf Karsh. Karsh was one of the most notable photographers of the 20th century. His work included portraits of celebrities, military and political figures, such as Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Martin Luther King. Jr., Audrey Hepburn, and many others. The photograph measures 10 inches by 12.75 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 19.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by both Nehru and Karsh.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 67092

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  • "It's enough to know that you and I exist at this moment": First British Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa

    GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1970.

    First British edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Additionally signed by the translator on the half-title page, who has transcribed the classic sentence of this novel as follows, “It’s enough to know that you and I exist at this moment. Gregory Rabassa.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Toni Evora. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A unique example.

    Price: $12,000.00     Item Number: 87955

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  • "Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them": Carson McCuller's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Signed by Her

    MCCULLERS, Carson.

    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940.

    First edition, first printing with the date of 1940 on the title page of the author’s first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Carson McCullers on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $12,000.00     Item Number: 121376

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  • First Edition of Max Born's Einstein's Theory of Relativity; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born

    BORN, Max [Albert Einstein].

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

    London: Methuen & Company, 1924.

    First edition of this classic account of Born’s analysis and interpretation of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed by Max Born on the verso of the frontispiece. Translated by Henry L. Brose. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions are uncommon, signed examples rare.

    Price: $11,500.00     Item Number: 78904

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  • “That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it": First Edition Of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in The Rare Original Publisher’s Morocco

    TWAIN, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens].

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Tom Sawyer’s Comrade].

    New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First edition, first issue of Twain’s masterpiece, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher’s three-quarters morocco binding. Octavo, original three-quarters brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and with 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt. Copies of Huckleberry Finn in the original publisher’s leather bindings are quite rare: “The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportions leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise” (MacDonnell, 35). In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example.

    Price: $11,500.00     Item Number: 105655

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  • First Edition Of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in The Rare Blue Cloth

    MARK TWAIN [SAMUEL L. CLEMENS],.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First edition, first issue of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth. 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 [9] with “Decided” remaining uncorrected (to “Decides”); page [13], illustration captioned “Him and another Man” listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads “with the was,”. Debate continues over the priority of other points of issue and state. This copy contains the following points of bibliographical interest: frontispiece portrait without cloth table cover under the bust, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with “l” missing from “Col.” at top of illustration and with broken “b” in “body” on line seven; page 155 with the final 5 being slightly larger than the first two numbers”; page 161, no signature mark “11”. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $11,500.00     Item Number: 125431

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  • "THE GREATEST BRITISH GLOBE MAKERS OF THE LATE GEORGIAN PERIOD": RARE JOHN AND WILLIAM CARY TERRESTIAL TABLE GLOBE

    CARY, John and William.

    Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe. [Nineteenth Century English Terrestrial Globe].

    J. & W. Cary: London, 1820.

    Rare early Regency period celestial table globe published by John and William Cary, generally regarded as the greatest British globe makers of the late Georgian period. The terrestrial table globe dates 1820 and measures 9 inches in diameter and is comprised of 12 hand-colored engraved gores with a calibrated brass meridian ring and 13 inch maple hand-colored zodiacal horizon ring. Mounted on a Regency style turned maple stand, the globe depicts the major continents, countries, oceans, and seas “which are laid down by the discoveries of Captain Cook, Vancouver, de Lapérouse.” In near fine condition.

    Price: $11,000.00     Item Number: 127015

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  • "Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.": First Edition of Down the Fairway; Signed by Bobby Jones

    JONES, Robert T..

    Down the Fairway: The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, Jr.

    Minton, Balch & Company: New York, 1927.

    First trade edition of what many consider the greatest golf book of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jones on the front free endpaper, “with best wishes, Robert T. Jones, Jr.” Foreword by Grantland Rice. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable in the original dust jacket and signed.

    Price: $11,000.00     Item Number: 117324

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  • “Hope springs forever": Rare Limited First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Signed by Her

    ROWLING, J.K.

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the Original Runes by Hermione Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore.

    London: The Children's High Level Group, 2008.

    First edition, limited issue of this wizarding classic. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page, with the authentication hologram. Octavo, original brown morocco-patterned boards with silver metal cornerpieces and central ornament accented with faux blue gems, silver metal clasp, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark, illustrated. Housed in the embroidered velvet bag within the publisher’s calf case with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and with the original pull-off slipcase which reads ‘This Side Up’. This specially bound edition includes a portfolio of ten additional prints by Rowling that were not issued with the trade or the manuscript editions. Rare and desirable signed, as there was only one book signing event held at the National Library of Scotland. Two hundred children selected through a lottery attended the signing.

    Price: $11,000.00     Item Number: 104144

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  • “Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness": The Wessex edition of The Works of Thomas Hardy

    HARDY, Thomas.

    The Works of Thomas Hardy. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D’Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]

    London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1912-1913.

    The Wessex Edition of Hardy’s complete works. Octavo, twenty two volumes bound in full morocco by Riviere & Son with elaborate gilt tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, triple gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. Rare and desirable bound in full morocco.

    Price: $11,000.00     Item Number: 122053

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  • SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEIN’S "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM in the rare original dust jacket

    EINSTEIN, Albert.

    Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

    Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.

    Signed limited first edition, number 711 of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49.” Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt. The book is in fine condition in the rare original dust jacket, which is in very good condition. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousef Karsh. Rare and desirable in this condition.

    Price: $11,000.00     Item Number: 110472

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  • First Edition of All the President's Men; Signed by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Ben Bradlee, George Bush, Henry Kissinger and Alexander Butterfield

    BERNSTEIN, Carl & Bob Woodward; Benjamin Bradlee.

    All The President’s Men.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974.

    First edition of this groundbreaking work in American journalism. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Signed by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the title page. Additionally signed by President George H.W. Bush, editor Ben Bradlee, Henry Kissinger and Alexander Butterfield. George W. Bush wrote in 41 Portrait of My Father, regarding The Watergate Scandal, “The final straw came on August 5, 1974. The Supreme Court had ruled that the White House must turn over all the tapes to Leon Jaworski, the new Watergate special prosecutor and a friend of Dad’s from Houston. “The tapes revealed that Nixon had spoken to one of his aides about thwarting the FBI’s investigation into the Watergate break-in. That was proof that he knew about the cover-up and that he had lied to the country. The revelation shattered Dad’s trust in Nixon. “Despite his deep disappointment, my father refused to condemn Nixon publicly. “While he might have benefited in the short run, Dad saw little point in ‘piling on,’ as he put it. He voiced his opinion privately in a letter to the President on August 7. “As far as I know, he is the only party Chairman in American history who has ever written such a letter. “‘I now firmly feel that resignation is best for this country, best for this President,’ he wrote. ‘I believe this view is held by most Republican leaders across the country.’ “Writing with his characteristic sympathy, Dad continued, ‘This letter is made much more difficult because of the gratitude I will always have for you. If you do leave office, history will properly record your achievements with a lasting respect.’ The next day, President Nixon announced that he would resign.” Bookplate to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. An exceptional collection of signatures, most rare and desirable with Bush and Kissinger.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 101455

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  • "For Philip Jose Farmer, a gentleman, and a scholar - with best wishes to all three of you- and hopes that this example will be of help when you come to your write your autobiography": First Edition of Robert Bloch's Psycho; Inscribed by Him to science fiction pioneer Philip Jose Farmer

    BLOCH, Robert.

    Psycho: An Inner Sanctum Mystery.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

    First edition of this classic thriller novel, the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Philip José Farmer, a gentleman, and a scholar – with best wishes to all three of you- and hopes that this example will be of help when you come to your write your autobiography Fondly Robert Bloch 1967.” The recipient, award-winning author Philip José Farmer, is widely considered one of the greatest and most distinctive science fiction writers of the 21st century. Revered for his eccentric style of crossover fiction that reworked the lore of a plethora of celebrated pulp heroes and literary figures, he received three Hugo Awards and three lifetime achievement awards and is critically recognized as the first writer to break the taboo on sex in science fiction literature. Although he is best known for his horror novel Psycho, Bloch began his writing career as one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle, emulating Lovecraft and his brand of “cosmic horror”. He was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career, and was also a prolific screenwriter and a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general, winning the Hugo Award in 1959 for his short story The Hell-bound Train. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Tony Palladino. An exceptional association.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 124949

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  • Maurice Ravel Signed Autograph musical quotation signed and an autograph letter signed

    RAVEL, Maurice.

    Maurice Ravel Autographed Signed Letter and Signed Musical Quotation.

    Autograph musical quotation signed and an autograph letter signed by Maurice Ravel. The quotation, 3 bars from his Chansons madécasses, notated on a two-stave system, with holograph title, lyrics, tempo directive and instrument labels. The letter in French is addressed to “My friend”, in French, stating that he received his note when leaving Geneva and mentioning two places he might be when he returns at Christmastime, dated Paris 15 December 1928 With Hotel D’Athènes” stationery. Both matted and framed together with a commemorative medallion. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 27 inches. A striking piece, rare and desirable.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 72755

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  • Silver Gelatin Print of Albert Einstein; Signed and dated by Him

    EINSTEIN, Albert.

    Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

    1952.

    Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” Group portrait showing Einstein standing between Talmudic scholar Tamar de Sola Pool and Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 51046

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  • First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline; Signed by Him with a drawing

    BEMELMANS, Ludwig.

    Madeline.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939.

    First edition with the 1939 date on the title page of the first book in the Madeline series. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Signed and dated by the author who has added a drawing of Madeline opposite the title page, Ludwig Bemelmans Hollywood 1946.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. A superior example of a book that is prone to wear.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 114734

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  • Etching of Albert Einstein by Lionel S. Reiss; Signed by Both Reiss and Einstein

    EINSTEIN, Albert; Lionel S. Reiss.

    Albert Einstein Signed Etching.

    1921.

    Etched portrait of Albert Einstein by well-known Polish-American Jewish artist Lionel S. Reiss. Signed by both Einstein and Reiss. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. An exceptional piece.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 87430

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  • First Edition of Watership Down; Inscribed by Richard Adams to Madeleine L'Engle

    ADAMS, Richard [Madeleine L'Engle].

    Watership Down.

    London: Rex Collings, 1972.

    First edition of Richard Adams’ timeless classic novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow bestselling children’s author Madeleine L’Engle, “Yours sincerely, For Madeleine, on a very special occasion Richard Adams.” From the library of Madeleine L’Engle. Both Adams and L’Engle were unknown in the publishing world until their singular best-selling award-winning children’s novels were finally published after numerous rejections. Both authors’ works were also published in their mid-lives after they had married and had children. At the insistence of his daughters, Adams began writing the story he had told them on a car trip in 1966 at the age of 46 and after four publishers and three writers’ agencies turned down the manuscript, Rex Collings agreed to publish the work in 1972. The book gained immediate international acclaim and went on to win the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Prize, and was adapted into several feature films and television series. L’Engle’s best-selling work A Wrinkle in Time was also initially rejected by at least 26 publishers. It was not until a close personal friend of L’Engle’s mother introduced her to John C. Farrar of Farrar, Straus and Giroux that the work was finally published in 1962. L’Engle was 44 years old at the time of publication and A Wrinkle in Time went on to win the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and inspired two film adaptations, both by Disney: a 2003 television film directed by John Kent Harrison; and a 2018 theatrical film directed by Ava DuVernay. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelf wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association.

     

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 99338

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  • “Wherever I live, I shall feel homesick for Tibet": First American Edition of Seven Years in Tibet; Lengthily Inscribed by Heinrich Harrer and By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    HARRER, Heinrich [His Holiness The Dalai Lama].

    Seven Years in Tibet.

    New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954.

    First American edition of Harrer’s classic account, signed by Harrer and The Dalai Lama. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with over 40 photographs. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in both English and Tibetan on the half-title page, “To Mrs. Rosser with best wishes in remembrance of my lecture in Philadelphia from H. Harrer Jan. 1955.” Additionally signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who was tutored by Harrer while he living in Tibet. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Richard Graves. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by both Harrer and The Dalai Lama.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 112165

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  • "LIGHT OF MY LIFE, FIRE OF MY LOINS": FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF NABOKOV'S TOUR DE FORCE LOLITA; from the library of Elizabeth Bishop

    NABOKOV, Vladimir.

    Lolita.

    Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.

    First edition, association copy of Nabokov’s masterpiece from the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Bishop and Nabokov both gained international recognition for their mastery of prose in America in the mid-20th century. It was not until Nabokov began writing in the English language that he gained a reputation as a great writer, and it was the present volume that catapulted his career. Referred to by Dwight Garner as “the most purely gifted poet of the 20th century”, Elizabeth Bishop’s first book North & South, was first published in 1946 and won the Houghton Mifflin Prize for poetry. She would go on to become the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Nabokov was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An important association, linking two masters of English prose.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 104529

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  • "Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.": First Edition of Down the Fairway; Signed by Jones and Keeler

    JONES, Robert T..

    Down the Fairway: The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, Jr.

    Minton, Balch & Company: New York, 1927.

    First trade edition of what many consider the greatest golf book of the twentieth century, signed by both Jones and Keeler. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, “For Theodore P. Le Vino with best wishes, Robert T. Jones, Jr. and signed “Best of luck, always! O.B. Keeler 1941.” The original wrapping for the shipping from Jones to the recipient with labels and stamps is laid in. Foreword by Grantland Rice. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed by both Jones and Keeler and with noted provenance.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 95650

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  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all": Complete Works of Oscar Wilde; One of 52 Copies; Finely Bound In Full Morocco

    WILDE, Oscar.

    The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

    London: Keller-Farmer Co, 1907.

    The Astral edition of Wilde’s works, one of 52 sets, this is number one. Octavo, 15 volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, floriated corner devices in gilt, red and green, raised bands, moire silk endpapers, top edge gilt. With photogravures in two states from paintings, photographs, and drawings (4 of which are by Aubrey Beardsley). In near fine condition. An exceptional set.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 104968

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  • First Edition of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer-Prize Winning Work Age of Innocence in the Rare Original Dust Jacket

    WHARTON, Edith.

    The Age of Innocence.

    New York: D. Appleton, 1920.

    First edition of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original red cloth. A very good example with some rubbing to the bottom cloth in the rare original unrestored dust jacket with some chips and wear to the spine and panels. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original unrestored dust jacket.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 14040

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  • "Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Town; Signed by Him in the year of publication

    FAULKNER, William.

    The Town.

    New York: Random House, 1957.

    First edition, first state with the 5/57 at the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “11 Nov 57 Best wishes William Faulkner.” With the publisher’s advance review copy slip dated May 1, 1957 laid in and a copy of the jacket photograph of Faulkner by Phyllis Cerf laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light rubbing to the crown of the spine, bookplate. Jacket design by Push Pin Studios. Rare and desirable signed in the year of publication.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 125095

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  • “Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time": First Edition of Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment; Inscribed by Him

    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    The Decisive Moment.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952.

    First edition of Cartier-Bresson’s classic work, with 126 photographs by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers.” Folio, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson on the title page, “à Joan et Eliot, ‘The Decisive Moment’ de l’amitié, Henri, 19 Jan 57, la vraie patrie c’est l’amitié.” The recipient was Eliot Elisofon, a fellow photographer and a founding member of the Photo League in 1936. He was one of the most active and productive members: he gave guest lectures (1938–43); co-organized the Men at Work project with Lewis Hine (1940); served periodically as president between 1939 and 1941; taught courses on photojournalism and flash photography (1940–41); and participated in numerous exhibitions. Elisofon taught at many institutions, including the Institute of American Artists School (1936-1941), the New School (1938), the Clarence H. White School of Photography (November 1940 – April 1941), the Photo League (1941), the New School for Social Research (1942), the Museum of Modern Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Yale University, Syracuse University, Radcliffe College, Wellesley College, and Sarah Lawrence College. Elisofon’s first assignments for Life magazine appeared in 1937, Tin Type Photographer and Jewish New Year, and in 1941 his image of General Patton was the first color cover of Life. Patton was intrigued by Elisofon’s desire to get as close to the action as possible and nicknamed him “Hellsapopin.” He was the only photographer to accompany Gen. Patton throughout the North African Campaign. His photographs became an exhibition titled The Tunisian Triumph, which opened in June 1943 at MoMA and traveled to 20 cities in the United States. From 1942 to 1964 he was a staff photographer for Life magazine. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Matisse. An exceptional association, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 117546

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  • Etching of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck; Signed by Both Struck and Einstein

    EINSTEIN, Albert; Hermann Struck.

    Albert Einstein Signed Etching.

    1923.

    Etch bust of Albert Einstein done by well-known artist Hermann Struck. Signed by both Einstein and Struck, numbered 49/150. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 12.25 inches by 15 inches. An exceptional piece.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 95890

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  • “An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's”: Franny and Zooey; Inscribed by J.D. Salinger

    SALINGER, J.D.

    Franny and Zooey.

    New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 1961.

    First edition, second printing of Salinger’s third book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Salinger on the front free endpaper to a personal friend, “Oke, Stop over sometime, JDS 8/26/61.” While Salinger was known for his reclusive behavior with regard to the spotlight of the international press, he did have close relations with the local townspeople around his New Hampshire home, who respected his privacy. This inscription shows the authentic nature of those relationships. Affixed to the verso of the front panel and front free endpaper are three newspaper clippings regarding Salinger’s reputation as a recluse later in life, including a clipped article from the Boston Herald, Thursday, April 25th, 1991, “Salinger breaks silence to refuse award” regarding Salinger’s refusal to accept a Lillian L. Poses Creative Arts Award in 1991 and a clipped Q. & A. regarding news of a fire at Salinger’s hilltop home in Cornish, New Hampshire. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Salinger are scarce.

    Price: $9,200.00     Item Number: 88131

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  • Rare original albumen photograph signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    EMERSON, Ralph Waldo.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson Albumen Photograph Signed.

    Rare original albumen photograph of Ralph Waldo Emerson seated with a book. Boldly signed by Emerson beneath his portrait, “R.W. Emerson.” Matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches 4.5 inches. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13.5 inches. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $9,200.00     Item Number: 95206

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