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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 5625
"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body": First Edition of Margaret Sanger's An Autobiography; Inscribed by Her
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1938.
First edition of Sanger’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Sanger. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Franklin M. Watts Margaret Sanger.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 60034
"I must have had faith that day. When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again. An unemployed actor but a man": First Edition of Fonda: My Life; Inscribed by Henry Fonda
New York: New American Library, 1981.
First edition of Henry Fonda’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly inscribed by Henry Fonda on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Richard Rossiter. Uncommon signed and inscribed, as Fonda passed away in 1982.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 60001
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge": A Game of Thrones, Twentieth Anniversary Edition; Signed by George R.R. Martin
New York: Bantam Books, 2016.
First illustrated edition of the twentieth anniversary edition. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers. Signed by George R.R. Martin on the title page. Foreword by John Hodgman.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 59066
"A source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible": 1828 Edition of the Book of Common Prayer
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1828.
Nineteenth century Book of Common Prayer. Octavo, bound in contemporary red morocco, engraved throughout, including portraits, illustrations, page borders, with volvelle on the Circular Table, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition, rebacked.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 53087
“What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence”: First Edition of Christopher Hitchens Memoir Hitch 22; Signed by Him
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2010.
First edition of Hitchens’ memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Eric Baker.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 69003
New York: Hellman, Williams & Company, 1948.
First edition of Tilden’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Tilden, illustrated with photographs. Near fine in a rubbed jacket with some chips and wear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 64032
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott’s landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. Inscribed by the photographer in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Susan Sherman With most cordial regards Berenice Abbott April 4, 1939.” Some rubbing to the corners of the cloth, an excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Scarce and desirable, especially signed and inscribed in the year of publication.
Price: $7,000.00 Item Number: 57048
Color photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. This photograph was taken of President Ronald Reagan with Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter before they left to attend the funeral of President Anwar El- Sadat of Egypt who was assassinated October 6, 1981. Countersigned by Gerald Ford, James Carter, and Richard Nixon as President Reagan’s representatives for the funeral. A striking image with the Presidents flanked by an American flag on either side. Triple matted and framed. The photograph measures 7.5 inches by 10 inches. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 22 inches. A very attractive piece, rare and desirable signed by all four Presidents.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 57002
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First British Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of Garcia Marquez’s classic work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Andrew Kulman. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Uncommon signed.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 67079
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.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 54076
"The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs": First Edition of Adventures of a White-Collar Man; Inscribed by Alfred P. Sloan
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1941.
First edition of the story of Alfred P. Sloan’s rise to become General Motors executive. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Alfred P. Sloan. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Alfred Sloan P. Sloan Jr New York July 22, 1964.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Written in collaboration with Boyden Sparkes. Introduction by Karl T. Compton. Scarce and desirable signed by Sloan.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 54084
Quarto, 6 volumes. Bound in full red morocco, gilt titles, gilt ruling to the spine, front and rear panels. In near fine condition. Mixed early editions. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 51080
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 Works of Thomas Hardy, signed limited edition. Octavo, thirty-seven volumes, bound in contemporary three quarters dark blue morocco, gilt tooling and titles to the spine. The Mellstock edition, limited to five hundred copies. In near fine condition. A very nice attractively bound set.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 53014
Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” Group portrait showing Einstein standing between Talmudic scholar Tamar de Sola Pool and Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 51046
Photograph signed and inscribed and dated in 1905 by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to Argentine composer, conductor, and pianist Alberto Williams. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece with noted provenance.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 51014
"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, illustrated. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page with a large drawing of the Nutcracker, “For Herb, who is the original Drosselmeier, and who inspired me–always! happy Nutcracker!” The recipient was Herb Hosmer, a close personal friend of Sendak’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 50069
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
First edition of Sagan’s science fiction work which deals with the theme of contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “For Jenny and Steve with best wishes and warm regards Carl 4/26/85.” The recipients Steve and Jenny Rock were friends of Carl Sagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 50028
“Shanghai - one of the wonder cities of the world: Rare First Edition of Shanghai of To-day-A Souvenir Album
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1927.
First edition of this scarce pictorial album of the views of Shanghai. Quarto, original cloth-backed flexible boards, with 38 tipped-in photographs, front stamped and lettered in red on a gilt background, mounted photo label. Introduction by Owen Mortimer Green. Later editions included 50 photographs. In very good condition with some small chips and gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Rare.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 49089
"A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic Profiles In Courage
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 49083