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"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends": First Editions of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Each Signed by President Hoover
The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941: Three Volume Complete Set.
New York: MacMillan, 1951-1952.
First editions of each volume in Hoover’s memoirs. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by Herbert Hoover. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. Includes: Volume One: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941. A nice set, uncommon signed and in the first printing.
Triumph Books, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed on the title page by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, Tom Watson, Bob Hope and Robert Trent Jones. In near fine condition. A nice collection of autographs.
New York : Powerhouse Books, 2014.
Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Photographs by Sharon Robinson. Essay by Larry Sloman. In fine condition.
New York: Random House, 2013.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by both the author and the illustrator on the title page. The Illustrator has drawn a picture, as well. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“STRUGGLE IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS. FREEDOM IS NEVER REALLY WON, YOU EARN IT AND WIN IT IN EVERY GENERATION”: FIRST EDITION OF MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; Inscribed by Coretta Scott King
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.
First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Don with love and gratitude Coretta Scott King.” Some light stains to the page edges in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
"This is remarkable book...reading it is a rich and rewarding experience (Eleanor Roosevelt); Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl; Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952.
First edition, early printing with the same date and imprint as the first American edition of “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Octavo, original cloth. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Pictures of Anne Frank pasted opposite the inscription, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Ursula Suess. This is the first example we have ever seen of this title signed and inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.
The 40th Anniversary of the economist’s classic work. Signed by F.A. Hayek. One of 200 signed numbered copies. Octavo, full morocco. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels with double-line gilt ruled borders, all edges gilt. In fine condition without wear.
New York: Villard Books, 1996.
First edition of this “engrossing work…with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page with the added words, “I now walk into the woods Jon Krakauer.” The line is from the Into the Wild. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr and Daniel Rembert. An exceptional example.
“Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective": First Edition of Peter F. Drucker's The Effective Executive; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.
First edition of Drucker’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
"But for a dog That kept its head": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1953.
First edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Rare and desirable signed.
Large black and white of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Signed and dated by him below. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.75 inches by 19.5 inches.
"No spots are too hard for a hat cat like me!": First Edition of The Cat in the Hat comes Back; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of the sequel of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing.
First Edition of Golfing Legend J.H. Taylor's Golf: My Life's Work; With a Full Page Inscription by Him
London: Jonathan Cape, 1943.
First edition of Taylor’s autobiography, who is considered to be one of the best golfers of all time and a pioneer of modern golf. Octavo, original cloth. Frontispiece, illustrated. Introduction by Bernard Darwin. Inscribed by the author, “The pleasures of golf are note measured by successes but by the love the player for the game. Very Sincerely Yours, J.H. Taylor. Open Champion Golfer 1894-1895-1900-1909-1913. French Champion 1908-1909. German Champion 1912.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.
Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the Masterpieces of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876.
First edition, first printing, first state (with “THE” on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type) of one of the great masterpieces of American literature. Octavo, original blue cloth, peach endpapers, top edge gilt, illustrations in text by True Williams and others, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. In very good condition with some very light rubbing to the cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example of an important book.
New York: The Sears Publishing Company, 1932.
First edition of this autobiography by the famed architect. Octavo, original orange cloth. Boldly signed by Addison Mizner on the front front free endpaper. In very good condition with some rubbing to the cloth extremities, offsetting to the front endpaper from newspaper clipping from Mizner pasted to the pastedown. Rare signed as Mizner passed away the following year of publication in 1933.
"And that's the story of Nutcracker and the King of the Mice": First Edition of The Nutcracker; Inscribed by Maurice Sendak in the Year of Publication
New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Maurice Sendak in the year of publication on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single small closed tear.
"People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you made them feel": First Edition of Italo Calvino's Difficult Loves; Signed by Him
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1984.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories by Calvino. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Italo Calvino on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. Jacket design by Louise Fili. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver, Archibald Colquhoun and Peggy Wright.
THE BASIS FOR “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: FIRST BOOK EDITION OF PHILIP VAN DOREN STERN’S THE GREATEST GIFT; SIGNED BY HIM
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1944.
First edition of this classic Christmas story, the basis for Frank Capra’s beloved movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Small Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Van Doren Stern on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example, rare signed.
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.
“SUDDENLY THERE WAS A KNOCK WHICH MADE HER PAUSE— COULD IT PERHAPS BE SANTA CLAUS?”: FIRST APPEARANCE OF MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS
New York: McCall's, 1956.
First appearance of Madeline’s Christmas, a special insert in the 1956 Christmas edition of McCall’s Magazine. 12 mo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition with some light wear to the rear panel.