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Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines: Including Some Stay in the Lebanon, at Palmyra and in Western Turkey.
London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861
First edition of Emily Anne Beaufort’s account of her travels throughout Egypt and Syria. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black morocco spine labels, folding chromolithographic frontispiece to volume I and five other chromolithogrpahic plates throughout. In near fine condition. An attractive example.
First Edition of Max Born's Einstein's Theory of Relativity; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born
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.
Photograph of the Eisenhower family, signed by Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, their son and daughter-in-law and only grandchild. Inscribed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, “For Ken & Joyce Browne with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and signed, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Additionally inscribed by the Eisenhowers’ eldest son John and his wife Barbara, “To the Brownes from Barbara and John Eisenhower” and signed by their son David Eisenhower. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.25 inches. Rare and desirable signed by members of three generations of the Eisenhower family.
Christmas card which reads, “Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt extends her very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Additionally signed above by Eleanor Roosevelt, “To ______ all my love E.R.” Matted and framed with a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt. In fine condition. Measures 11.5 inches by 16 inches.
“Let us all work together for better understanding and peace"; Signed Quotation all in Eleanor Roosevelt's Hand
Original Eleanor Roosevelt signed quotation on a note card, which reads, “Let us all work together for better understanding and peace. Eleanor Roosevelt.” Matted and framed with a photograph of Ms. Roosevelt above. In fine condition. Measures 10.5 inches by 13.5 inches. An exceptional piece.
New York : Random House 1958
First edition of the third book in the wonderfully illustrated Eloise series. Slim folio, original pictorial red boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by the illustrator on the front pastedown, “Hilary Knight at the Carle Museum 2015.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example.
First Editions of Kay Thompson's Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise At Christmastime, Eloise In Moscow and Eloise Takes A Bawth; Each Signed by Illustrator Hilary Knight
New York : Simon and Schuster 1955-2002
First editions of each of the five Eloise titles. Quarto, 5 volumes. Each are signed by the illustrator, Hilary Knight. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A brilliant set of this timeless classic.
"I am Eloise. I am six. I live at the Plaza hotel": First Edition of Eloise; Signed by both Kay Thompson and Illustrator Hilary Knight
New York : Simon and Schuster 1955
First edition of the author’s first book. Slim quarto, original illustrated white cloth. Light toning, else near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with a small closed tear to the rear panel. Inscribed by the author, “For my dear Paul- from/ Eloise herself and The Author” and also signed by the illustrator, “and Hilary Knight in 2007.” A very sharp example, rare signed and inscribed by both Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight.
New York : Simon and Schuster 1955
Later printing of the author’s first book. Slim quarto, original illustrated white cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To Karol! Best Wishes from Hilary Knight and Me Eloise!” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Hilary Knight.
“Jim knew that he was awake and asleep at the same time, dreaming of the war and yet dreamed of by the war": First Edition of J.G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun; Signed by Him and by Steven Spielberg
London : Victor Gollanz 1984
First edition of the author’s classic novel which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by J.G. Ballard and by Steven Spielberg on the title page. Spielberg was the director of the 1987 film bearing the same name. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pat Doyle.
“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault": First Edition of the author's Hugo Award-Winning Novel The Ender's Game; Signed by Orson Scott Card
New York : Tor Books 1985
First edition of this Nebula and Hugo award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Orson Scott Card on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Cover artist by John Harris. An exceptional example.
New York : John Wiley & Sons 1962
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the title page. Named marked out on the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
"A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth-and then not keep it from anyone"; First Edition of Enzymatic Structures of DNA; Inscribed by Arthur Kornberg
New York : John Wiley & Sons 1962
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the front free endpaper. Small stamp of Biologist L.S. Baron on the front endpage. Fine in a dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear.
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.
Ethiopia : C. 18th Century
Rare illustrated Ethiopian Coptic Ge’ez Bible. Small octavo, bound in full leather with elaborate tooling stamped in blind to the front and rear panels, braided leather ribbon bound in, parchment manuscript of approximately 120 leaves in black and red ink, with a full-page miniature depicting Madonna and child flanked by two cherubs and double-page spread featuring Saint George slaying the dragon. Housed in the original leather chemise case with leather carrying handle.
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare First Edition of Emily Posts Etiquette In the Original Dust Jacket
New York : Funk & Wagnalls Company 1922
First edition of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in gilt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing. A very nice example, uncommon in this condition.