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"Seeing Is Believing, But Sometimes The Most Real Things In The World Are The Things We Can't See": First Edition Of The Polar Express; Signed By Chris Van Allsburg With a Drawing
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1985.
First edition of Van Allsburg’s lushly illustrated, enchanting tale of childlike wonder and hope, winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page, who he has added a drawing of a reindeer. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
"Maybe you could show me how to let go, Lower my guard, Learn to be free. Maybe if you whistle, Whistle for me": First Edition of Anyone Can Whistle; Inscribed by both Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim
New York: Random House 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly Inscribed by both Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim. Fine in a near fine bright jacket without the fading usually encountered with the spine.
Photograph portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower inscribed, “For Henry Sage Dunning, A veteran of World World I and a distinguished member of Columbia’s family, with admiration and affectionate regard, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 19 inches.
“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.
New York: James D. McBride, Printed by the Colombian Publishing Company 1876.
Rare Centennial Memorial facsimile broadside of the Declaration of Independence. In near fine condition. The document measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 23 inches. An excellent example.
New York: Atheneum 1963.
First edition of this seminal work on advertising. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Willis Shank from David Ogilvy with gratitude and admiration November 1963.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. On the verso of the dust jacket there are “samples of David Ogilvy’s wizardry,” and it unfolds to reveal six advertisements he created.
First edition of Slim Aarons' A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life; signed by him
New York: Harper & Row 1974.
First edition of the photographer’s most well-known work which covered the global social circuit in a style that remains without peer to this day. Folio, original blue cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Thank you for buying this book enjoy!!!! Slim Aarons.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“A word in earnest is as good as a speech": Finely Bound First Edition of Charles Dickens' Bleak House
London: Bradbury Evans 1853.
First edition of this Dickens’ classic. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, engraved title page and 39 engraved plates by H.K. Browne including frontispiece. In near fine condition. A handsome example.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press 1987.
First edition of the photographer’s second major photobook. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Helen Levitt on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Not to be confused with the more common paperback edition. Helen Levitt and the author James Agee first collaborated in 1945 on a documentary film set in Harlem, called “In the Street.” Psychologist Robert Coles contributed the essays to this volume.
New York: Leypoldt & Holt 1867.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, titles to the spine in gilt. In near fine condition with some wear to the spine extremities. Translated from the Russian by Eugene Schuyler.
"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.
Magnificent first trade edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; with 20 remarkably intricate full color plates illustrated by Edmund Dulac
London: Hodder and Stoughton 1909.
Magnificent first trade edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald and with illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Quarto, original publisher’s gold-stamped cloth, gilt tltles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers, title page on Japanese vellum, with 20 intricate full color plates tipped in to decorated Japaneses vellum mounts with lettered tissue guards. In near fine condition.
"For Alice Adams one of our Planned Parenthood Mother of four lovely children my congratulations and admiration": First Edition of The Margaret Sanger Story; Lengthily Inscribed by Sanger to Fellow Writer Alice Adams
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc 1955.
First edition of the biography of the founder of the American birth-control movement. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Alice Adams one of our Planned Parenthood Mother of four lovely children my congratulations and admiration Margaret Sanger April 17 55.”The recipient Alice Adams was a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel was Careless Love and after began publishing stories in The New Yorker. She wrote eleven novels, including the bestseller Superior Women. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. An exceptional association.
Old New York: False Dawn, The Forties; The Old Maid, The Fifties; Old New York, The Sixties; and New Year’s Day, the Seventies.
New York: D. Appleton 1924.
First editions of each of the four volumes that compose of Edith Wharton’s Old New York. Octavo, four volumes; original blue cloth; original slipcase. Each volume is in near fine condition with the original dust jackets which show just a touch of rubbing and wear. The original slipcase is in very good condition. The nicest example we have seen or handled.
“Woman must have her freedom": First Edition of Woman and the New Race; Signed and dated by Margaret Sanger
New York: Brentano's 1920.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Margaret Sanger Dec. 8, 1928.” In very good condition with some toning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities.
George Allen & Unwin: London 1927.
First British edition of what many consider the greatest golf book of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Foreword by Grantland Rice.