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New York: Macmillan 1972.
Reprint of the first American edition of the author’s first and most beloved work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book designed by Jim Young.
Rare First Edition Little Golden Book of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Simon and Schuster 1953.
Rare first edition Little Golden Book of this Disney tale of a fishing trip with Mickey Mouse and his loyal pup Pluto. Octavo, original illustrated boards with gilt spine label and elaborate full-color illustrations throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Frank Hart – Best Wishes – Walt Disney.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
New York: Simon and Schuster 1940.
First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 16 mounted color plates. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney); all who worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie Ferguson Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving to get married, raise family, she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia. This work contains the following inscriptions and illustrations, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney.” Page 10 has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription “Best Wishes Always Milt Banta.” Page 14 has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a “ye olde family tree” for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription, “I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn’t grow any Larger! Good Luck – Russ Dyson 1/18/46.” Page 57 has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: “Jodie – If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these – let me know. – Claude Coats.” Page 82 has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen]. Page 95 has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription, “An ‘Good Fishin’ to you all the time – Jodie. Hugh Hennesy” Page 102 has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription “Good Bye Jodie – We’ll Miss You!!! Bill Berg.” Page 118 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription, “Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock.” Page 119 has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: “Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber.” Page 121 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads, “Best Wishes to Jodie.” The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus. Page 126 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: “Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols.” Page 159 has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription, “G’bye Now. Lots of Luck an’ Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley.” The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription, ” Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre.” An excellent example in a very good dust jacket. A unique piece of Disney history.
Boston: The Ball Publishing Company 1908.
First edition of this series of literary essays written in James’ earlier style. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. Introduction by Le Roy Phillips. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
Washington, D.C: 1871.
Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 5.5 inches by 4 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches.
"One of the FINEST EXAMPLES OF 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN ENGRAVINGS": Official George Casilear U.S. Treasury Department Engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant; Signed and dated by Him
Washington, D.C: 1871.
Official Bureau of Engraving & Printing U.S. Treasury Department engraved portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant by George W. Casilear. Boldly signed “U.S. Grant.” The brother of landscape painter John William Casilear, George W. Casilear was an early and nationally recognized security engraver. He held several important patents to features including tamper-proof ink, printing techniques and paper. In consideration of the aesthetic needs of the Treasury for both widespread reproduction of these images on banknotes and well as the fine detail required to distinguish counterfeiting, the engravings are considered among the finest American examples of 19th century. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 9 inches. Engravings signed by Grant are rare, particularly by Casilear.
First edition of Tyranny of the Status Quo; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1984.
First edition of this work which analyzes the Reagan Administration’s attempts to greatly reduce taxes, regulations, and government spending and suggests practical changes. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Proctor Jones with best wishes Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman. The recipient Proctor Jones was a San Francisco based filmmaker and author who in 1970 founded the Proctor Jones Publishing Company. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a a few closed tears.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 1998.
First edition of this memoir by the Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife Rose, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by both authors on the half-title page, “For Vernon Paul Rose Friedman and signed below by Milton Friedman. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 1998.
First edition of this memoir by the Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife Rose, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by both authors on the half-title page, Milton and Rose Friedman. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Cover photograph by Steven N.S. Cheung.
New York: Basic Books Publishers 1978.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Paul Chase with best wishes from Irving Kristol 10/23/78.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Henry Clews Recollections About Wall Street; Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street; Inscribed by Him
New York: Irving Publishing Company 1888.
First edition of Clews’ classic work. Thick octavo, original green cloth, with titles to the spine in gilt and engraved frontispiece and nearly 50 portrait plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “___ ______ with the compliments of Henry Clews N.Y. May 3rd, 95.” In very good condition with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities.
Inscribed Presentation Copy of Henry Clews Recollections About Wall Street; Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street
New York: Irving Publishing Co 1888.
First edition of Clews’ classic work. Thick octavo, original green cloth, with titles to the spine in gilt and engraved frontispiece and nearly 50 portrait plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “___ ______ with the compliments of Henry Clews Oct. 25, 95.” In very good condition with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities.
"It was the middle of August, the summer sat brooding fiercely over the streets of Milan": First edition of Henry James' Travelling Companions
New York: Boni and Liveright 1919.
First edition of this collection of James’ short stories. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
New York: Pocket Books 1993.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Tom Watson on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Nick Seitz. Foreword by Fred Couples. Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli.
London: Heinemann 1960.
First British edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bobby from his devoted friend and admirer, Harper Lee March 14, 1962.” Some foxing to the page edges, the inscription a little blurred, an excellent example in the original dust jacket with light shelfwear. The recipient’s parents were head of the day-to-day operations of Barnett Insurance Agency in Monroeville, which was closely associated (and shared office space) with the law firm of Barnett, Bugg and Lee, which Harper Lee’s father, A.C. Lee, helped found. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. Examples with such warm inscriptions are rare.
New York: HarperCollins 1995.
Early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Jary and Lola -best wishes, Harper Lee.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.