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"The greatest Lady of This Century in whom Africa has found a friend in deed": First Edition of Ojike's My Africa; Inscribed by Him to Eleanor Roosevelt
New York: The John Day Company 1946.
First edition of this work by the Nigerian novelist and nationalist, inscribed by him to Eleanor Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Eleanor Roosevelt The greatest Lady of this Century in whom Africa has found a friend in deed. Mbonu Ojike.” Bookplate of Eleanor Roosevelt, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Pearl S. Buck. An exceptional association copy.
“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, gilt title to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, engraved title, 39 engraved plates by H.K. Browne. In near fine condition. A nice example.
"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 of this classic work. 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.
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.
"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.
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.
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence": First Edition of Israel: A personal History, Signed by David Ben Gurion
New York: Funk and Wagnalls Inc 1971.
First edition of Ben-Gurion’s Israel: A Personal History. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by David Ben-Gurion on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition, owner signature to the half-title page.
"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it": Finely Bound Set of Moliere's Oeuvres Complètes de Molière
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale 1878.
Finely bound set of Moliere. Quarto, 5 volumes, bound in full red morocco, illustrated with plates, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, original wrappers bound in, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Edited by Adolphe Regnier. With the slipcovers in marbled paper. In near fine condition. An exceptional 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.
“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.
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.
"Fear cuts deeper than swords” First Edition of the first Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Series; Warmly Inscribed by George R.R. Martin
New York: Bantam 1996.
First edition of the first book in the author’s acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Paul, May your summers all be bountiful. George R.R. Martin.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Tom Hallman. Book design by James Sinclair.
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness": First Edition of The Architecture of Frank Gehry; Inscribed by Frank Gehry to Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson
New York: Rizzoli Publishers 1986.
First edition of this early monograph of the work of renowned architect Frank Gehry. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the architect on the half-title page, “To Frank Pierson Frank O. Gehry.” The recipient Frank Pierson was a renowned Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Dog Day Afternoon (along with the Academy-nominated Cat Ballou and Cool Hand Luke), director, and President of both the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Fine in a fine dust jacket. Essays by Rosemarie Haag Bletter, Coosje van Bruggen, Mildred Friedman, Joseph Giovannini, Thomas S. Hines, Pilar Vilades. Foreword Henry N. Cobb. Commentaries by Frank Gehry. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very nice association.
"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.
“To understand all is to forgive all": First American Edition and Limited Presentation Copy of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited
New York: Little, Brown and Company 1945.
First American edition of Waugh’s masterpiece, one of 150 presentation copies produced with compliments of the publisher and preceding the first trade edition. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s original presentation slip laid in which reads, “This is a presentation copy of a limited edition. It is is not a review copy.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
Color photograph of His Holiness The Dalai Lama with his hands clasped, boldly signed by him. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 15 inches.