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"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.
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.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
London: Maclehose Press 2008-2009.
First editions in English of each volume of Stieg Larrson’s Millennium trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original boards. Each volume is fine in fine dust jackets.
“SUDDENLY THERE WAS A KNOCK WHICH MADE HER PAUSE— COULD IT PERHAPS BE SANTA CLAUS?”: FIRST EDITION OF OF MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS IN TEXAS
Dallas, Texas: Neiman-Marcus 1955.
First edition of Madeline’s Christmas in Texas, which precedes the 1956 Christmas edition of McCall’s Magazine. 12 mo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated. In near fine condition. Scarce, especially in this condition.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
“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.
"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.
"Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do": First Edition of Walter Bagehots Classic work Lombard Street
New York: Scribner, Armstrong and Co 1873.
First edition of this “undying classic” (J.M. Keynes). Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. First editions are scarce.
New York: Macmillan 1972.
First American edition of the author’s first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": Later printings of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Three Other All-Time Favorites; Thrice Signed And Inscribed by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Plus Three More All-Time Favorites: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
New York: Bantum Books 1977-1978.
Later printings of four of Dahl’s most beloved works. Octavo, 4 volumes, original illustrated wrappers including the first appearance in paperback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox are signed by the author on the dedication page in green ink, “Roald Dahl.” Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is inscribed on the half-title page, “To Little Sammy With Love Roald Dahl 1982.” Each volume is in near fine condition. Housed in a custom illustrated slipcase which is in very good condition. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman, Jill Bennett, and Donald Chaffin. Rare and desirable inscribed by Dahl.
"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him": First Edition of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock
London: Heinemann 1938.
First edition of Greene’s chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional example.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company 1929.
Early printing of Keller’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with a full page inscription, “To My dear friend Mr. Frederick Taylor, In feeble acknowledgment of the pleasure his beautiful and generous letters- so silently received- have given me. With warm greetings and every good wish, from Helen Keller December 1929.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Foreword by Nella Braddy.
"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will": Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna; inscribed by her
Boston: The Colonial Press 1913.
Early printing of Eleanor H. Porter’s classic of children’s literature. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With all glad wishes from Pollyanna – Eleanor H. Porter June 1915.” Additionally with the recipient’s ownership signature in pencil who has made a note of provenance, “Eleanor J. Stone autographed at Mrs. James Hartner’s Garden Party 1915.” In very good condition with toning to the spine.
"Pete Briggs pats pigs. Briggs pats pink pigs. Briggs pats big pigs"; First Edition of Oh Say, Can You Say?; Signed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House 1979.
First edition of this book of tongue twisters by Dr. Seuss. Octavo, original laminated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. In fine condition.
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.