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“A GOLDEN AGE OF POETRY AND POWER OF WHICH THIS NOONDAY’S THE BEGINNING HOUR”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF FROST’S IN THE CLEARING
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1962.
Signed limited first edition of Frost’s last book of poetry. Octavo, original cloth, original slipcase. Number 737 of 1500 copies signed by Frost. Fine in a fine slipcase.
"This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy": Review Copy of the First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1964.
First edition with “A-3.64[H]” present on copyright page. Review copy, with the slip laid in, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. Jacket painting of Pont Neuf, Paris by Hildegard Rath.
“But now I am six. And I'm clever as clever. And now I think I'll stay six now forever and ever": Exquisitely bound example of A.A. Milne's of Now We Are Six
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1927.
Finely bound edition of the third book in Milne’s beloved Pooh series. Octavo, elaborately bound in full morocco with gilt tooling to the spine, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt central motif of Christopher Robin within double gilt ruling with cornerpiece designs to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, charming patterned endpapers, illustrated by Ernest Shepard. In fine condition.
"There's no greater pleasure than to talk over the big things with a believer": First Edition of Thornton Wilder's Heaven's My Destination; Inscribed by Him to Actress Dame Edith Evans
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1935.
First American edition of this comedic novel about a modern-day Don Quixote. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Thornton Wilder on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Haberstock. An exceptional example.
“And Teddy worried lots about The fact that he was rather stout. He thought: 'If only I were thin! But how does anyone begin?'”: Exquisitely bound example of A.A. Milne's When We Were Very Young
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1927.
Finely bound edition of the first book in Milne’s beloved Pooh series. Octavo, elaborately bound in full morocco with gilt tooling to the spine, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt central motif of a young Christopher Robin within double gilt ruling with cornerpiece designs to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, charming patterned endpapers, illustrated by Ernest Shepard. In fine condition.
"THE ONLY WAY FOR A WOMAN, AS FOR A MAN, TO FIND HERSELF, TO KNOW HERSELF AS A PERSON, IS BY CREATIVE WORK OF HER OWN": THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE; SIGNED BY BETTY FRIEDAN
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc 1963.
First edition, sixth printing of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Betty Friedan on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anthony D’Esposito.
"In the sunny Adriatic sea, we came to rest and play and bathe ourselves": Signed Limited First Edition of George Bradley's Where the Blue Begins; Signed by Him and Abstract Expressionist Elaine de Kooning
New York : Sea Cliff Editions 1985.
Signed limited first edition of American poet George Bradley’s Where the Blue Begins. One of only 120 numbered copies signed by George Bradley and abstract expressionist Elaine de Kooning. Quarto, original blue illustrated wrappers by Claire Maziarczyk. Original silkscreen frontispiece by Elaine de Kooning with loose rice paper tissue guard present. In fine condition. An excellent example.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott’s landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
“STRUGGLE IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS. FREEDOM IS NEVER REALLY WON, YOU EARN IT AND WIN IT IN EVERY GENERATION”: FIRST EDITION OF MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; Inscribed by Coretta Scott King
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1969.
First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Don with love and gratitude Coretta Scott King.” Some light stains to the page edges in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
Original print of the cover art of the Gunter Grass’ most famous work Die Blechtrommel. Signed by Gunter Grass on the bottom right hand side. Framed and matted. Measures 24″ x 30″. In fine condition.
New York: Quadrangle/ The New York Times Book Co. 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To ____ ______, with best wishes- Frank Mankiewicz Mar. ’75.” Additionally inscribed by Bill Safire below, “Dear Jeff- Don’t believe everything my friend Frank says! Bill Safire.” Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique copy.
First Edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's La Aventura de Miguel Littin Clandestino en Chile; signed by him
Mexico: Editorial Diana 1986.
First edition of Garcia Marquez’s revealing account of the clandestine visit of the Chilean film director Miguel Littín in 1985 to his native country after 12 years in exile. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable as nearly 15,000 copies of the first edition were burned by the Ministry of the Interior on the orders of Augusto Pinochet.
First Edition of John Kenneth Galbraith's Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went; Signed and dated by Him in the year of publication
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1975.
First edition of this work by Galbraith which describes the creation and evolution of monetary systems and explains how finance, credit, and banks work in the global economy. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed and dated by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “John Kenneth Galbraith 1975.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear.
"I Was Born Under A Clear Sky After A Violent Summer Storm To A Widowed Mother": My Life; Inscribed By Former President Clinton
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2004.
First edition of President Clinton’s autobiography. Large octavo, original blue boards, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To ________ Thanks, Bill Clinton.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of our wild mountain forest reservations": Scarce first edition of John Muir's Our National Parks
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company 1901.
First edition of Muir’s collection of short works on the beauty and splendor of America’s National Parks. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, frontispiece engraving of the sequoias of Mariposa Grove with tissue guard. In near fine condition, bookplate to the pastedown. An exceptional example.
London: Chatto & Windus 1972.
First English edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “For Gania, with my best wishes and warmest shalom, Amos Oz.” Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears and wear to the spine. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.