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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.
Color photograph of Big Ben Tower, signed by six British prime ministers: Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan, John Major and Tony Blair. In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.25 inches by 16.25 inches. A rare and desirable piece of history.
SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF JOHN BROWN’S LIFE AND LETTERS, 1861, WITH THE ORIGINAL MOUNTED VINTAGE ALBUMEN FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT OF JOHN BROWN
The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, Who Was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859, For an Armed Attack upon American Slavery; With Notices of Some of His Confederates.
London: Smith, Elder, and Co. 1861.
First edition of one of the earliest biographies of profoundly influential American abolitionist, John Brown; published in the first year of the American Civil War. Octavo, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles to the spine, original mounted albumen photograph frontispiece portrait of brown with facsimile inscription. From the collection of Hookham’s circulating library, one of the two largest libraries in 19th century London, bearing the original library label, “Hookhams Library Old Bond Street: Bookselling & Stationary.” In very good condition with light rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine. An exceptional rarity with noted provenance.
“Shanghai - one of the wonder cities of the world: Rare First Edition of Shanghai of To-day-A Souvenir Album
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh 1927.
First edition of this scarce pictorial album of the views of Shanghai. Quarto, original cloth-backed flexible boards, with 38 tipped-in photographs, front stamped and lettered in red on a gilt background, mounted photo label. Introduction by Owen Mortimer Green. Later editions included 50 photographs. In very good condition with some small chips and gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Rare.
"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky": First Edition Of The Outsiders; Inscribed By S.E. Hinton
New York: Viking Press 1967.
First edition of the author’s classic first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “I hope you enjoy my book! Best wishes, Susie Hinton.” Fine in near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Richard M. Powers.
"Have gone to Patagonia": First Edition of the Authors Masterpiece In Patagonia; Signed by Bruce Chatwin
London: Jonathan Cape 1977.
First edition of author’s most well-known work and one of the great travel books of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece map and 4 black and white photographic plates. Signed by Bruce Chatwin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example, rare signed.
“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.
"But hes a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid": First Edition of Arthur Miller's Pultizer Prize-Winning Classic The Death Of A Salesman; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press 1949.
First edition of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Arthur Miller on the title page. Very good in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
London: Maclehose Press 2008-2009.
First editions in English of each volume of Stieg Larrson’s Millennium trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original boards. Each volume is signed by the translator Reg Keeland, with a quotation added by the translator from each novel in each book. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo reads, “Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are. Reg Keeland.” The Girl Who Played With Fire reads, “There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility. Reg Keeland.” The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest reads, “But if you want to win, you’re going to have to fight. Reg Keeland.” Each volume is fine in near fine dust jackets. A unique and desirable set.
"But for a dog That kept its head": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue; Signed by Him With a Drawing of Madeline
London: Andre Deutsch/Derek Verscholyle 1953.
First British edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by author who has drawn a picture of Madeline, “To Brownie Wise Souvenier de Paris Ludwig Bemelmans 1954.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and with a drawing.
"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see": First Edition of Joseph Conrads Masterpiece Lord Jim
London: William Blackwood & Sons 1900.
First edition of one of Conrad’s finest novels. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine example with some wear to the extremities and the endpapers ever so slightly browned. First printing with the first issue points including the misprints “anyrate” p. 77, l. 5, “cure” (instead of “cured”) p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, the omission of “keep” after “can” p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, and “his” p. 319, last line, being printed below the line.
"I never really thought of myself as a freak, ya know...but I Love to Freak!": First Edition of Easy Rider; Signed by Both Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson
New York: Signet 1969.
First edition of the complete script, with a selection of black white and color stills, interviews and articles. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated. Boldly signed by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson on the title page. Edited by Nancy Hardin and Marilyn Schlossberg. In near fine condition which shows light wear. Rare and desirable signed by the three stars of this iconic film.
Striking photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh flanked by his airplane Spirit of T. Louis, inscribed by him, “Martin: With best regards and many thanks , Charles A. Lindbergh Aug 2, 1935.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 13 inches. An iconic photograph of Lindbergh, most desirable signed and inscribed by him.
"Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage": FIRST EDITION in book form OF DICKENS The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; finely bound
London: Chapman and Hall 1837.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ first novel and one of his greatest works. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, with the first state Veller title page, with 43 engraved plates by Seymour and Browne and five Buss plates which Dickens requested to be removed in subsequent printings. In very good condition.
"But for a dog That kept its head": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press 1953.
First edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Rare and desirable signed.