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“Listen," I told him. "Don't be so tough so early in the morning. I'm sure you've cut plenty of people's throats. I haven't even had my coffee yet": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937.
First edition of Hemingway’s classic novel about smuggling, intrigue, and love. Octavo, original black cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Neely. Photograph of Hemingway on the rear panel of the dust jacket by Joris Ivens taken in Spain.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 120871
"Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage": FIRST EDITION in book form OF DICKENS The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ first novel and one of his greatest works. Octavo, bound in three full quarter morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, with 43 engraved plates by Seymour and Browne. In very good condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 121789
“No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful": Signed Limited First Edition of Ready Player One
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2016.
Signed limited first edition of Cline’s first novel. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Ernest Cline. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Desert Isle Design. Introduction by Patrick Rothfuss. Lacero by Andy Weir.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 120449
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
First edition, early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Best wishes, Harper Lee.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 120791
First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's A Song of The English; With 30 Mounted Color Plates by W. Heath Robinson
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by Robinson. Quarto, original blue cloth, gilt pictorial to the front panel, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson with 30 mounted color plates, lettered tissue guards. In near fine condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 120821
New York: HarperCollins, 1999.
First edition, first printing of the 40th 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 C___ E___ with best wishes, Harper Lee.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli. First printings are uncommon signed.
Price: $1,950.00 Item Number: 120669
“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell": First American Edition of C.S. Lewis' The Problem of Pain; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947.
First American edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare especially in the original dust jacket.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 120834
"Farmer and artist, drudge and dreamer, hedonist and masochist, alchemist and accountant - the winegrower is all these things": Hugh Johnson's Story of Wine; signed by him
London: Mitchell Beazley, 2002.
Early printing of this landmark work in wine literature. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Author photograph by Jeremy Dixon.
Price: $95.00 Item Number: 119742
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Kenneth and Sarah John Paul Stevens.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 120832
"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it”: First Edition of Song of Solomon; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.
First edition of the author’s third and breakthrough book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by R.D. Scudellari. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 120933
London: Sir Issac Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1926.
First edition of the first book on television, a key work on the history of technology. Octavo, original stiff boards, frontispiece halftone reproduction of photograph of John Logie Baird. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear, small tape repair on the front panel. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 119245
Barcelona: Círculo de lectories, 1970.
First hardcover edition in Spanish of the author’s masterpiece which is recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Near fine in the original acetate dust jacket, owner name.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 119711
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison's Masterpiece Beloved; Signed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
First edition of the author’s fourth novel and considered by many her finest. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Toni Morrison on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket without wear. Jacket design by R.D. Scudellari.
Price: $1,050.00 Item Number: 44087
Signed Christmas and New Years Card From Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with a Photograph of the Royal Family
Royal Christmas card from 1966 with a photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward with a horse and carriage. Boldly signed above the image, “Elizabeth R. 1966” and “Philip.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 10 inches. In near fine condition. A very nice example.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 119940
“Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it": First Edition of Ian Fleming's The Spy Who Loved Me
London: Jonathan Cape, 1962.
First edition of the ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. An very sharp example.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119523
The Works of Thomas Hardy. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D’Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]
London: Macmillan & Company, 1919-20.
The complete works of Thomas Hardy, signed limited edition, the Mellstock edition, limited to five hundred copies. Octavo, thirty seven volumes, bound in original cloth, gilt tooling and titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the front panel, engraved frontispiece in the first volume, double page map of Wessex in Volume II, the map, half-title, title and colophon pages printed in red and black. In near fine condition.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 111746
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. George London from Eleanor Roosevelt.” The recipient George London was a concert and operatic bass-baritone. After performing widely with tenor Mario Lanza and soprano Frances Yeend as part of the Bel Canto Trio in 1947–48, London was engaged by the Vienna State Opera, where he scored his first major success in 1949. In 1950, he sang the role of Pater Profundis in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119172
“I'M A VERY ORDINARY HUMAN BEING; I JUST HAPPEN TO LIKE READING BOOKS”: FIRST EDITION OF 1Q84; SIGNED BY THREE TIMES BY ILLUSTRATOR CHIP KIDD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
First edition of this work by the award-winning author. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by three times by illustrator Chip Kidd, once on the front jacket panel, once on the title page and again on the rear jacket panel. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design and illustration by Chip Kidd.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 122589
Limited De Luxe edition of American Families: Genealogical and Biographical; elaborately bound and illustrated with engraved portraits and hand-painted coats of arms
American Families: Genealogical and Biographical From the Most Authentic Sources, Including Much Valuable Material Drawn From Hitherto Unpublished Family Records with Accurate Reproduction and Description of Ancient Emblazonry Compiled by Masters of Genealogic and Heraldic Science.
New York: The American Historical Society, Inc, .
Limited De Luxe edition of this genealogical record of the prominent American families. Quarto, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, triple gilt ruling to the panels, inner dentelles, watered silk doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt, hand-painted title page, engraved headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved portraits and hand-painted heraldic coats of arms. One of 50 numbered and registered copies, this is number 20. In near fine condition. The volume includes biographies and genealogies of American families Wilbur, Abbott, Brodhead, Linderman, Shimer, Packer, Curtis, Palmer, Conant, Long, Buckner, Taliaferro, Barker, Ridgely, Shumway, Beach, Alden, Mullins, Gould, Nichols, Case, Smith, Spooner, Chapin, Pettibone, Peabody, Clarke, Bouton, Cilley, Raymond, Benedict, Stevenson, de Quincey, Berry, Dwight, Morse, Sherrard, Lodge, Hoyt, Griggs, Bartholomew, Barnett, Shaffer, Nash, Warner, Pennell, Whiton, Parker, King, Lawrence, Blake, Clapp, Moulton, Stoughton, Hull, Beckwith, Hurd, Gilman, Graves, Wyeth, Ward, Renick, Borton, Savage, Tisdale, Barnum, Burt, Graham, Drummond, Ruthven, Carnegie, Morris, Walker, Wolcott, Williams, Weare, Proctor, Dean, Cogswell, Warner, Low, Perkins, Merrill, Henderson, Mather, Matz, Thorne, Frost, Francis, Merritt, Rambo, Broadhurst, Currie, Ross, Williams, Pott, Walker, Jerman, Price, Bear, Long, Meier, Kaiser, Bonner, Woestman, Meyer, Hixon, Brown, Bond, Scudder, Davidson and Bliss. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119608
The Works of William Shakespeare elaborately bound by Bayntun Riviere in a beautiful cosway binding with a hand painted ivorene miniature portrait of William Shakespeare
London: Oxford University Press, 1947.
The complete works of William Shakespeare bound by Bayntun-Riviere in an elaborate Cosway-style binding. Octavo, bound in full levant blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere in a Cosway-style binding with a hand painted miniature ivorene portrait of Shakespeare under glass to the front panel within a gilt border, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, quadruple gilt ruling to the panels with ornamental cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. Edited by W. J. Craig. A beautiful example.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 119760