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"A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic Profiles In Courage
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
London: Hutchinson & Company, 1920.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Illustrated with several folding plates from action-shot photographs. First editions in the original dust jackets are rare.
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/ Africa World Press, 1988.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.
“Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power": First Edition of Walter Lippmann's Classic Work Public Opinion; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in the fields of media studies, political science, and social psychology. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Asya from Walter March 1922.” In good condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
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.
Royal Christmas and New Years Card Signed by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with a Photograph of the Royal couple
Royal Christmas card with an original black and white photograph of a young Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seated in an automobile amidst a cheering crowd. Boldly signed by Queen Elizabeth, “Elizabeth” and Prince Philip, “Philip.” In fine condition. A striking example.
“Hope springs forever": First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Signed by Her and Rupert Grint
London: Whizz Hard Books/ Lumos, 2016.
First British edition of this edition of both Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Octavo, original boards.Both volumes are signed by J. K. Rowling. Quidditch is signed on the front free endpaper and Tales of Beedle the Bard is signed on the half title page. In near fine condition, with the original slipcase. These copies were signed at the premier of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Rare and desirable signed by Rowling.
First Edition of Tom Wolfe's Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers; Signed by Him and Activist Angela Davis
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970.
First edition of the author’s fourth book, regarding the Black Panthers. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Tom Wolfe and additionally signed by Angela Davis, both on the title page. Angela Davis is a political activist, academic scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s and had a close relationship with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milton Glaser.
Rare original albumen photograph of Ralph Waldo Emerson seated with a book. Boldly signed by Emerson beneath his portrait, “R.W. Emerson.” Matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches 4.5 inches. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
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.
Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni's translation of Aristotle's poems and rhetoric; from the library of Dr. Thomas C. Oden
Venice: per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador & Francesco suo genero, 1551.
Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni’s translation of Aristotle’s poems and rhetoric. Small octavo, bound in full 19th century calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt ruled, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, Dr. Thomas C. Oden. Regarded as the founder of the paleo-orthodox movement, Oden taught with a mission “to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity.” In very good condition. A unique association.
Firenze: G. Barbera, Editore, 1902-1903.
Mixed early editions of two biographies of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni and Saint Francis of Assisi. Text in Italian. Two volumes, 12mo, bound in full period vellum, gilt titles and tooling to the spines, red spine labels, gilt ruled, top edges gilt, ribbons bound in. Frontispiece portrait of Michelangelo with tissue guard present. Bound by Rolandi. In near fine condition. A beautiful set.
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Cees Nooteboom on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke.
“BEYOND THE EARTH, BEYOND THE FARTHEST SKIES, I TRY TO FIND HEAVEN AND HELL. THEN I HEAR A SOLEMN VOICE THAT SAYS: "HEAVEN AND HELL ARE INSIDE”: Sangorski and Sutcliffe's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; ; In the Original Elaborate Binding
London: Siegle, Hill & Company, 1911.
First edition of this work reproduced in color from the manuscript written and illuminated by Francis Sangorski & George Sutcliffe. Folio, original tan cloth with the front panel elaborately stamped in gilt in a peacock motif, gilt titles and a floral motif to the spine, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Introduction by A.C. Benson. In very good condition.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1936.
First edition of this work by Darwin. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears and light rubbing. First editions in the original dust jackets are uncommon and this is easily the nicest example we have seen or handled.
Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd: London, 1919.
First edition of the collection of Kipling’s poetry. Octavo, 3 volumes, original publisher’s vellum gilt bearing author’s initials within oval vignette, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt. 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 good condition. Stamp and faint signature to the title page. A bright example, desirable signed.
"One of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature"; Rare 17th century example of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica
Ex Officina Guilielmi Riverii: Atrebati [Arras, France], 1610.
Rare 17th century example of Thomas Aquinas’ “most perfect work, the fruit of his mature years, in which the thought of his whole life is condensed.” Folio, bound in full period calf with elaborate tooling to the front and rear panels, red morocc spine label lettered in gilt, raised bands to the spine, woodcut printers device to the title page, woodcut initials, title vignettes, head and tail pieces. Printed in double columns with marginal notes and double lines. Contains the three parts of the Summa theologica, followed by the Supplement as well as the indexes. In very good condition. A desirable example of this important and influential work.
“I had already found that it was not good to be alone...but my books were always my friends, let fail all else": First Edition of Joshua Slocum's Classic Work Sailing Alone Around the World
New York: The Century Company, 1900.
First edition of “the finest single-handed adventure story yet written” (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. A superior example.
"Who knows, perhaps God is simply the search for God": First Edition of Nikos Kazantzakis' Saint Francis; Lengthily Inscribed by the Translator Peter A. Bien
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962.
First edition of this fictionalized biography of Francis of Assisi. Octavo, original half cloth. Translated from the Greek by Peter A. Bien. Signed by the translator on the front free endpaper as follows, “To John “Who knows, perhaps God is simply the search for God.” Peter Bien.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears.