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“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be": First Edition of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloombsbury 2000.
First British edition of Rowling’s fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Giles Greenfield. Cover design by Richard Horne.
"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.
Rare 18th Century Heart-Shaped Christian Broadside; containing liturgical prayers, hymns, and creeds in latin
Germany: c. 1780.
Rare late 18th century liturgical broadside. Printed broadside mounted on a decorated heart-shaped hardwood frame with a hand-painted botanical border containing Protestant liturgical chants, daily prayers, and hymns. Text in Latin. In very good condition. Scarce and desirable.
“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
Cambridge, MA: Belknap 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.
New York: The Macmillan Company 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
"Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do": First Edition of Walter Bagehots Classic work Lombard Street
New York: Scribner, Armstrong and Co 1873.
First edition of this “undying classic” (J.M. Keynes). Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. First editions are scarce.
New York: Macmillan 1972.
First American edition of the author’s first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.
Color photograph portrait of Mother Teresa with her hands clasped in prayer boldly signed, “God bless you, M. Teresa mc.” In fine condition. Matted and framed. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 15 inches. An iconic photograph of Mother Teresa, rare and desirable and signed.
“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble”: First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1902.
First edition, first issue of Kipling’s classic collection of stories, illustrated with 22 plates designed by Kipling himself. Octavo, original black-and white-stamped pictorial red cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing. A nice example.
"Please have this Christmas remembrance of your friendship and of your devotion to AA's grapevine": Alcoholics Anonymous; Warmly Inscribed by Bill Wilson
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc 1955.
First edition of the revised edition of Alcoholics Anonymous, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Bill Wilson on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Dear Thornton Please have this Christmas remembrance of your friendship and of your devotion to AA’s grapevine Ever Yours Bill BH Xmas 55.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Wilson.
“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument": First Edition of C.S. Forester's The African Queen
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company 1935.
First edition of C.S. Forester’s beloved African adventure, basis for John Huston’s 1951 Oscar-winning film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. An exceptional example.
“The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm is one of the most inveterate of human instincts”: First Edition of one of the classic works on Interior Design The Decoration of Houses
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1897.
First edition of Edith Wharton’s first published book. Octavo, original marbled paper boards. Illustrated with 56 plates. In near fine condition with rubbing. Uncommon in this condition.
“I AM NOT AFRAID OF STORMS, FOR I AM LEARNING HOW TO SAIL MY SHIP": LITTLE WOMEN, PART THE SECOND IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH
Boston: Robert Brothers 1869.
First edition of Little Women, Part the Second in the original green cloth, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated. With 8 pages of advertisement at rear and no notice for “Little Women, Part First” on page iv. In very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities. Laid in is a period colored postcard of the home of Louisa May Alcott in Concord, Massachusetts where she wrote the present volume.
Large Paper Copy of John Muir's The Cruise of the Corwin; One of Five Hundred and Fifty Copies; In the Exceptionally Rare Dust Jacket
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 In Search of De Long and the Jeannette.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1917.
First edition, large paper copy, one of five hundred and fifty copies, this is number 260. Octavo, original cloth. Edited by William Frederic Badè. Illustrated with plates from photographs and from sketches by Muir. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Kimes 348; BAL 14775
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.