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"from their well-dressed friend who in Italian silk, couldn't look less like a writer": First Edition of Bellow's Seize the Day; Inscribed by Him with a full page inscription
New York: The Viking Press, 1956.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For the Gabels from their well-dressed friend (who in Italian silk, couldn’t look less like a writer) with best wishes Saul Bellow.” The recipients were close friends of Bellow’s while he was a student at Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors and earned bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and sociology. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some wear and tear. Jacket design by Bill English. Association copies of Seize the Day are uncommon.
"I feel great gratitude for being here- for being, rather, for there is no need to be oneself in the snow mountains in order to feel free": First Edition of The Snow Leopard; Lengthily Inscribed by Peter Matthiessen
New York: The Viking Press, 1978.
First edition of this classic work of modern nature writing. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the title page with a full page inscription, “For Adrienne with kind regards- ‘I feel great gratitude for being here- for being, rather, for there is no need to be oneself in the snow mountains in order to feel free.’ Namaste! Peter Matthiessen.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by George B. Schaller. A unique example.
"A source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible": Rare 17th century Book of Common Prayer bound with the Book of Psalms
London: John Baskett, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, 1715.
Rare 17th century Book of Common Prayer bound with the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible and Book of Psalms. Octavo, bound in full contemporary morocco, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. A nice example.
New York: Warner Books, 1999.
First edition of this memoir by Jane Goodall. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Jackie Hear your heart Jane Goodall.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Written with Phillip Berman.
"I always look ahead to the side but never back": First Edition of Hunter Thompsons celebrated first book Hells Angels; Signed by Him and Sonny Barger
New York: Random House, 1967.
First edition of Thompson’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page and additionally by Hell’s Angel Sonny Barger on the front free endpaper, “I always look ahead to the side but never back Sonny Barger.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Joseph del Gaudio. Rare and desirable signed by both Thompson and Barger.
"The real measure is the success or fall of the climber to triumph, not over a lifeless mountain, but over themself": First Edition of The Ascent of Everest; Signed by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Wilfred Noyce, Reinhold Messner, Christ Bonington, Dwayne Congdon, George Band, Laurie Skreslet, Michael Ward, Jim Whittaker, George Lowe, K. Wielicki, S. Wood, Junko Tabei, Thomas Hornbein, S. Vehables, Babu Chiri Sherpa and Rebecca Stephens
London: Hodder & Houghton, 1953.
First edition of this account of the 1953 British conquest of Everest. Octavo, original blue cloth, with eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and many in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. Signed on the title page by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington, Thomas Hornbein, Dwayne Congdon, George Band, Laurie Skreslet, Michael Ward, Jim Whittaker, Krzysztof Wielicki, S. Wood, Junko Tabei, S. Vehables, Babu Chiri Sherpa, Rebecca Stephens and on the front endpaper by Wilfred Noyce. Presentation bookplate on the half-title from John Hunt. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by W. Heaton Cooper. Chapter 16 is Sir Edmund Hillary’s stirring account of the final part of the climb, and the appendices are by members of the expedition. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Rare and desirable signed by this legendary group of mountaineers.
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be": First Edition of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloombsbury, 2000.
First British edition of Rowling’s fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Giles Greenfield. Cover design by Richard Horne.
"I give you the end of a golden string, only wind it into a ball, it will lead you in at Heaven's gate built in Jerusalem's wall": First Edition of William Blake's Jerusalem
New York: The Beechwood Press, 1955.
First complete edition of Blake’s great prophetic poem containing the text of Jerusalem in letterpress. Small quarto, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with 100 plates, tissue-guarded frontispiece in collotype. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Geoffrey Keynes. Uncommon in this condition.
"The delivery of medical care is to do as much nothing as possible": First Edition of Samuel Shem's The House of God; Signed by Him
New York: Richard Marek Publishers, 1978.
First edition of one of the most important medical novels ever written. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Samuel Shem on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Larry Noble. First editions are rare, especially signed.
"I have numerous readers among farmers and workers. They make India. Their poverty is India's curse and crime. Their prosperity alone can make India a country fit to live in:" Second Series of Mohandas K. Gandhi's Young India; signed and dated by him
New York: The Viking Press, 1927.
First edition of the second series of the writings of Gandhi. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by Gandhi on the front free endpaper, “MK Gandhi 3:4:29.” Gandhi founded and published the weekly periodical in English, Young India, from 1919 to 1931 to spread the philosophy and principles of the Satyagraha Movement and urge readers to participate in it. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed and in this condition.
“Hope springs forever": Rare Limited First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; One of 100 Numbered Copies Signed by Her
The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the Original Runes by Hermione Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore.
London: The Children's High Level Group, 2008.
First edition, limited issue of this wizarding classic. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page, with the authentication hologram, number 95 of a 100 numbered copies. Octavo, original brown morocco-patterned boards with silver metal cornerpieces and central ornament accented with faux blue gems, silver metal clasp, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark, illustrated. Housed in the embroidered velvet bag within the publisher’s calf case with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and with the original pull-off slipcase which reads ‘This Side Up’. This specially bound edition includes a portfolio of ten additional prints by Rowling that were not issued with the trade or the manuscript editions.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1923.
First edition of the first book in the Doctor Dolittle series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Alan Edward Block with the Author’s Sincere regards H.L. New York Feb. 1921.” In very good condition, with some small segment missing from the signature page. First editions are rare signed and inscribed.
“AND HIS SOUL COULD NOT LEAVE HER, WHEREVER SHE WAS”: FIRST EDITION OF D.H. LAWRENCE’S SONS AND LOVERS
London: Duckworth and Co, 1913.
First edition, first state of Lawrence’s first important novel and today regarded as a masterpiece by many critics and is often regarded as his finest achievement. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise box. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition.
"The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language": First Edition of Slouching Towards Bethlehem; Signed by Joan Didion
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.
First edition of what many consider her magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear, name to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
Long Walk to Freedom; Signed by Three Nobel Laureates, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F.W. De Klerk
South Africa: MacDonald Purnell, 1994.
First South African edition, early printing of this classic autobiography, which has went on to sell over six million copies worldwide. Octavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page (translated from Afrikaans to English), “To Lieutenant Colonel Jan de Wet, Compliments and Best Wishes to a competent and experienced pilot NMandela 10.5.95.” This was signed on the first anniversary of Mandela’s inauguration as President. Additionally signed by fellow Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu and F.W. de Klerk. Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts in resolving and ending apartheid. In 1993, Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in ending apartheid. After the first universal elections in 1994, de Klerk became deputy president in the government of national unity under Nelson Mandela, a post he kept until 1996. In 1997 he resigned the leadership of the National Party and retired from politics. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.