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New York: The John Day Company, 1972.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Pearl S. Buck. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel. Trade editions are uncommon signed, as the author passed away one year after publication.
"It's enough to know that you and I exist at this moment": One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed Twice by Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1970.
Early printing of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece. Octavo, original half cloth. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Boldly signed by both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and by the translator, Gregory Rabassa on the title page. Additionally signed and dated by Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Scarce and desirable signed twice by the Nobel Prize-winning author.
"It's enough to know that you and I exist at this moment": First British Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970.
First British edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Additionally signed by the translator on the half-title page, who has transcribed the classic sentence of this novel as follows, “It’s enough to know that you and I exist at this moment. Gregory Rabassa.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Toni Evora. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A unique example.
First Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude in the First Issue Dust Jacket; Inscribed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “Para Rita, de su amigo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1976.” Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the exclamation point at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated by Gregory Rabassa.
"There is always something left to love": First Folio Society Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa
London: The Folio Society, 2006.
First edition of the Folio Society edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the title page. Additionally signed by the translator, Gregory Rabassa on the title page, who has transcribed the line from this novel as follows, “There is always something left to love. Gregory Rabassa.” Fine in a fine slipcase. Illustrated by Neil Packer.
London: Arthur Guiness and Son, 1977.
First signed limited edition of this authoritative work on Wimbledon signed champion Fred Perry. Quarto, bound in full green morocco, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Wimbledon champion and tennis legend Fred Perry. In fine condition with the original slipcase. Rare and desirable.
"A STATE OF JOY AND LAUGHTER": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONE SPECIAL SUMMER; SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND LEE RADZIWILL
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, original cardboard slipcase with photographic paper label, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. Signed by both Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier. In fine condition in the original slipcase, which is fine condition. One of 500 numbered copies.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
First edition of this work on the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Sonny Rollins on the front free endpaper, “Sonny To you with best for your life.” Rollins has added a music note. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Henry Sene Yee. Foreword by Sonny Rollins.
"I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of our wild mountain forest reservations": Scarce first edition of John Muir's Our National Parks
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1901.
First edition of Muir’s collection of short works on the beauty and splendor of America’s National Parks. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, frontispiece engraving of the sequoias of Mariposa Grove with tissue guard. In near fine condition, bookplate to the pastedown. An exceptional example.
Boston: Beacon Press, 2007.
First edition of this work which intertwines Oliver’s prose with Cook’s photographs. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photographs by Mary Malone Cook.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new": First edition of Out of My Later Years; Signed by Albert Einstein
New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
First edition of Einstein’s collection of social science-related articles, addresses and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed by Albert Einstein on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
Signed limited edition of Roosevelt’s classic work. One of 260 numbered copies signed by Theodore Roosevelt, this is number 56. Printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.
London: Collins, 1968.
First edition of the eighth book in Bond’s Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Signed by the author on the title page, “With all good wishes Michael Bond December 2013.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
New York: Summit Books, 1981.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half title page. Light foxing to the page edges, near fine in a near fine with a few closed tears.
London: Printed by Miles Flesher, for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, 1688.
First illustrated edition of Milton’s masterpiece. Folio, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, with portrait frontispiece, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with some toning to the text. An exceptional example.
"In France we have always known how to extract from the best products in existence the most exquisite dishes": First Edition of Paris Restaurants; In the Scarce Original Dust Jacket
New York: Brentano's, 1929.
First edition in English of this look at Parisian restaurants in the 1920s. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
"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: Rinehart & Compnay, 1952.
First edition of the first collection of the Peanuts cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes Charles M. Schulz.” In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed.
Sante Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 1999.
First edition of this monograph. Quarto, original leatherette cover. illustrated throughout. Elaborately signed and inscribed by Peter Beard in the year of publication, with his left hand imprint added. In fine condition. Preface by Peter T. Tunney and with an introduction by David Fahey. Essay by Anthony Haden-Guest.