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Rare original woodblock-print diploma from the 1970 Polish Sacrosong Music Festival. Signed by Pope John Paul II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła), “Karol card Wojtyla.” The famous Polish Sacrosong Festival was established in 1969 to preserve Catholic identity during the Cold War, future pope Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was a major patron of the festival, featured vocalist, and appeared in a full-length feature album, Pope John Paul II At The Festival Sacrosong, produced and distributed in more that 30 worldwide networks in 1979. In excellent condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Pope John Paul II.
"To know Indians was to take a delight in people as people; every encounter was an adventure": First Editions of each volume in Naipaul's India Trilogy; Each Signed by Him
An Area of Darkness: An Experience of India; India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now.
London: Andre Deutsch 1964-1990.
First editions of each of the author’s works in his acclaimed Indian Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Each volume is signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.
London: Andre Deutsch 1962.
First edition of this travel work, “which belongs in the same category as Lawrence’s books on Italy, Greene’s on West Africa and Pritchett’s on Spain” (New Statesman). Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Name on the front free endpaper and stamp on the half-title page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by William Belcher.
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves": First Edition of Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama; Signed by Him
New York : Harper Collins 1990.
First edition of The Dalai Lama’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart.
New York: Essential Books 1945.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in 1946 by Weegee. An excellent tight example that shows some rubbing and wear.
“Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience. There is no such thing as a collective conscious": Signed Limited Edition of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman
New York: HarperCollins Publishers 2015.
Signed limited edition of the author’s second novel. Octavo. One of 500 numbered copies, signed by Harper Lee. Housed in a custom clamshell box. In fine condition with the original shipping carton.
New York: Simon & Schuster 1960.
First edition. Large quarto, original beige cloth, original pictorial slipcase. Inscribed, “For Alexander Irving Penn." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. The slipcase is in near fine condition with just a touch of wear. A very sharp example.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world": Long Walk to Freedom; Inscribed and Dated by Nelson Mandela
South Africa: MacDonald Purnell 1994.
First South African edition, early printing of the first autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century which has went on to sell over six million copies worldwide. Octavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Clive Rudman, fulfillment and best wishes, Mandela 9.12.95.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
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.
"Doesn't bend like Piccadilly, or end abruptly like the Rue de la Paix": FIRST EDITION OF CORNELIUS VANDERBILT'S NOVEL PARK AVENUE; IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
New York: The Macaulay Company Publishers 1930.
First edition of Vanderbilt’s intimate portrait of the luxurious jazz era Park Avenue lifestyle. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket art by Polly Hill. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket.
New York: HarperCollins 1999.
First edition, first printing of the 40th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Editions of Andre L. Simon's The History of the Wine Trade in England; Both Volumes Inscribed by Him
London: Wyman & Sons 1906-07.
First editions of Simon’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth, two volumes. Both volumes are inscribed by Andre Simon, with volume one inscribed twice by him. In near fine condition.
First edition of Rudyard Kipling's Verse: The Inclusive Edition 1885-1918; Signed by Rudyard Kipling
Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd: London .
First edition of the inclusive collection of Kipling’s poetry. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, index to first lines. Signed by Rudyard Kipling on the title page. In very goo condition. Stamp and faint signature to the title page. A bright example.
Autographs boldly signed “Elizabeth R. 1973” and “Philip” on a card. Matted and framed with a full color photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 11 inches. In fine condition. A very nice example.
Philadelphia: Sherman & Co 1867.
First edition of one of the ‘major builders of American Judaism’, Isaac Leeser’s Discourses on the Jewish Religion. Volume I only of the original ten volumes. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, rubbing and wear to the extremities, early ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. In good condition. A rare and unrestored example of early American Judaica.