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Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2003.
First edition of this “luminous and haunting work . . . the contemporary Thoreau” (The Wall Street Journal). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Peter Matthiessen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bea Jackson. With photographs by Birgit Freybe Bateman.
"Every Moment Wasted Looking Back, Keeps Us From Moving Forward": First Edition Of Living History; Signed By Hillary Rodham Clinton
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.
First edition of the former First Lady’s autobiography. Octavo, original black boards, illustrated. Signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: George G. Harrap, 1936.
First British edition of this novel in Montgomery’s acclaimed Anne series. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light wear, else fine in the original dust jacket with some chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.
First edition. Oblong quart0, original cloth. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"I am Eloise. I am six. I live at the Plaza hotel": First Edition of Eloise; Signed by both Kay Thompson and Illustrator Hilary Knight
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
First edition of the author’s first book. Slim quarto, original illustrated white cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “For my dear Paul- from/ Eloise herself and The Author.” Additionally signed by the illustrator, “and Hilary Knight in 2007.” Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with a small closed tear to the rear panel. A very sharp example, rare signed and inscribed by both Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight.
"Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth
Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.
First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In excellent near fine condition, showing some light wear to the extremities and front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"More than anything, it was the blue dolphins that took me back home": First Edition of the authors Newberry Award-Winning Novel Island of the Blue Dolphins; Signed by Scott ODell
Boston: : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Scott O’Dell on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. First issue dust jacket without the Newberry award seal. Uncommon, especially signed.
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.”
New York: David McCay Company, 1978.
First edition. Quarto, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings! Tasha Tudor.”
"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. Signed by Betty Friedan on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light fading to the spine. Jacket design by Anthony D’Esposito. First editions are rare signed.
"Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties!": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Christmas Story; Inscribed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page, “Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R.” An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close friend or family member. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1909.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. In very good condition with the two folding maps present. Bookplate of prominent Massachusetts resident Peter Chardon Brooks on the inside gutter.
"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 endpaper, “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.
"I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see": First Edition of Blindness; Signed by Jose Saramago
Orlando: Harcourt, 1997.
First American edition of the author’s novel on the order of Camus’ “The Plague”. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Claudine G. Mansour. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
Toronto: Alred A. Knopf, 1998.
First Canadian edition of the author’s ninth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Weaver.
"I am a Christian Because of Owen Meany": First Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Lengthily Signed by John Irving
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1989.
First edition of the author’s seventh novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added the first line of this title, “I’m a Christian because of Owen Meany John Irving.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner.
London: Quartet, 1987.
First edition of the second volume in the acclaimed author’s quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst English Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
London: Atlantic Books, 2009.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page.