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16 issues dating from November 1930-June 1933. In very good condition. Uncommon wall street ephemera from the 1930’s.
First Edition of Jerome Travers' The Fifth Estate: Twenty Years of Golf; In the Rare original Dust Jacket
New York : Alfred A. Knopf 1926
First edition of this work by the four-time U.S. amateur champion. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated with plates from photographs. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some small chips and tears.
"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": FIRST EDITION OF THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE; SIGNED BY BETTY FRIEDAN
New York : W. W. Norton 1963
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light fading to the spine. Signed by Betty Friedan on the title page. First editions are rare signed.
"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.
First Editions of Each Book in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books; Each Bound Uniformly by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) [with The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905)].
London : Longmans, Green & Company 1889-1910
First editions of each volume in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) (12 volumes), along with eight of his other works: The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905). Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, each volume with a different motif to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, book marks. Each volume bound with the original cloth spine and front panel. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. In near fine condition with a few volumes with some light cracking at the hinges. An exceptional set bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
New York : Viking Press 1965
First edition of the photographer’s first book with over 75 black-and-white and color photographic plates. Tall quarto, original ivory cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Salome Peter Beard Hog Ranch Nairobi.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear.
“Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective": First Edition of Peter F. Drucker's The Effective Executive; Signed by Him
New York : Harper & Row, Publishers 1967
First edition of Drucker’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't": First Editions of each Volume in the Prime Minister's Autobiography and Speeches; Each Signed by Her
London : HarperCollins 1993-2002
First British editions of each work by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. A very nice set.
New York : Atheneum 1968
First edition of Watson’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Octavo, original blue cloth, with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg. A superior example.
New York : Oxford University Press 1950
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings Tasha Tudor.”
First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement; published by bloch in the rare original cloth
Cincinatti : Block and Co., Publishers and Printers 1866
First edition of one of the earliest Jewish American devotionals, written by one of the most influential Reform rabbis in the history of the United States and published by the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States. With text in Hebrew, English and German. Small octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. In good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin
New York : Random House 1983
First edition of this “grand and exhilirating voyage, a bold attempt to circumnavigate the intellectual globe” (The Philadlephia Inquirer). Thick octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, "For Ed Pellegrino with admiration and thanks from Dan Boorstin". The recipient, Ed Pellegrino, was a noted bioethicist and the president of Catholic University. Pellegrino is specifically thanked in the acknowledgment section of The Discoverers and both were premier academic figures at the time of the book’s publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Illustrated Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin to his Neighbors in the Year of Publication
New York : Harry N. Abrams, Publishers 1991
First illustrated edition of this classic work. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper in the year of publication of both volumes. Volume one’s inscription reads “For Hope and Sam- good friends, good neighbors- with affection from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Volume two’s inscription reads, “For Hope and Sam- with affection over many years from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Both volumes are in fine condition, as is the slipcase. A nice association.
“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.
Large black and white of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Signed and dated by him below. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.75 inches by 19.5 inches.