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London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1864.
Finely bound edition the fifth novel in Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire series. Octavo, two volumes bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain, with eighteen illustrations by J.E. Millais including tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece to volume one. In very good condition. Ownership inscriptions to the front free endpapers and small stamps to the title pages.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 112301
First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's A Song of The English; With 30 Mounted Color Plates by W. Heath Robinson
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by Robinson. Quarto, original blue cloth, gilt pictorial to the front panel, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson with 30 mounted color plates, lettered tissue guards. In near fine condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 120821
New York: Quadrangle/ New York Times Book Company, 1976.
First edition of this instructional by tennis legends Laver and Emerson. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed by Rod Laver on the title page, "For John Roy and I enjoyed our carriers, and also writing this book Rod Laver 4-4-04." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Written with Barry Tashis.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 62087
Chicago: Wilson Sporting Goods Company, 1937.
First edition of this work by various golfers, including Gene Sarazen. Small octavo, original pebbled cloth, gilt titles, gilt vignette. Signed by Ralph Guldahl on the half-title page. Sarazen was the winner of seven major championships. He is one of five players (along with Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods) to win each of the four majors at least once, now known as the Career Grand Slam: U.S. Open (1922, 1932), PGA Championship (1922, 1923, 1933), The Open Championship (1932), and Masters Tournament (1935). Guldhal was the winner of the 1937 and 1938 U.S. Open and the…
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 79787
First Edition of Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser; Inscribed by Zbigniew Brzezinski
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
First edition of Brzezinski's memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Susan Spezza- with best wishes, Zbigniew Brzezinski." Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Garrett Loube Design Associates.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 114269
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1887.
Finely bound example of Cox's authoritative work on The Crusades. 12mo, bound in full calf for Chatham House Grammar School, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, folding map of the Era of The Crusades. In very good condition. Period ownership names.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 138545
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, sketches by the author. Boldly signed by Tom Wolfe on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 141279
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Company, 1948.
First edition of one of the greatest works on American golf, published in the 20th century. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Near fine in a good dust jacket with chips to the spine and front panel.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 140549
London: George G. Harrap, 1936.
First British edition of this novel in Montgomery's acclaimed Anne series. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light wear, else fine in the original dust jacket with some chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 892
New York: Scribners, 1979.
First edition of the author's Newberry award-winning novel. Octavo, original red boards. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket with a few short closed tears, and without the Newberry award winning sticker on the front panel. Signed by the author who has added some lines from this work.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 1797
"Here, at home inside a Jane Austen novel, I passed my college weekends, carving Sunday roasts and getting the station wagon serviced, explaining the double finesse in bridge, lacing up ice skates, sharing by radio the fall of Paris and the night bombings of London. . . having fallen not just in love but into a family": First Edition of Roger Angell's autobiography; Signed by Him
New York: Harcourt, 2006.
First edition of Angell's autobiography of his early years growing up in New York. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Roger Angell on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Cooley Design Lab.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 7412
New York: Pantheon Books, 1990.
First edition of this spellbinding collection of tales of the far North. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Angela Skouras.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 135334
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Cees Nooteboom on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 5715
"He expressed the unconquerable spirit of the nation": limited edition Spode bone china Winston Churchill plate
Stoke-on-Trent, England: Spode, .
Rare limited edition Churchill Spode bone china plate. One of a limited edition of five thousand numbered plates commissioned by Thomas Goode and Co. Ltd. of London, this is number 860. The plate features a portrait of Churchill flanked by rampant lions and surrounded by a botanical gilt border. Founded by Josiah Spode in 1770, Spode pottery is renowned for perfecting the technique for transfer printing in underglaze blue on fine earthenware and credited with developing, around 1790, the formula for fine bone china that was generally adopted by the industry. In fine condition. The plate measures 10.5 inches in…
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 117035
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949.
First edition of this charming early work by Margaret Wise Brown. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated By Leonard Weisgard.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 12038
Dublin: Alex Thom & Co, 1881.
Rare second edition of Reed's Liquor Licensing Laws of Ireland. Small octavo, original cloth, paper spine label. In very good condition. Cancelled library stamp to the front free endpaper, ownership signatures to the title page.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 105545
"Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl whose mother made her a magical mossy coat": First edition of Philip Pullman's retelling of the classic folk tale mossycoat
London: Scholastic, 1998.
First edition of Philip Pullman's retelling of the classic folk tale. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Best Wishes to Eileen, Philip Pullman Sept. 99." In near fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 88099
“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories”: First Edition of White Teeth; Signed by Zadie Smith
New York: Random House, 2001.
First edition of "Zadie Smith's fizzing first novel" (Salman Rushdie). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Zadie Smith on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 3347
New York: Atheneum, 2006.
First edition of the fourth book in Falconer's acclaimed Olivia series. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Ian Falconer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 91657
New York: Random House, 2002.
First edition of the final volume in Angelou's autobiography series. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "Ann Sherry, Joy! from Wendy and Maya Angelou." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Andy Carpenter. Jacket photograph by Dwight Carter.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 88974
Paris: Typographie Plon Freres, 1849.
Rare first edition of this classic work by the "most celebrated poet of Bordeaux." Octavo, bound in full period cloth retaining the original cloth spine, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 109802
"Give a chunk to a monkey, give a chunk to a fighter": Later printing of Michael Rosen's Nuts About Nuts; Signed and dated by him
London: Diamond Books, 1999.
Early printing of British children's author Michael Rosen's illustrated book of poetry about nuts. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Inscribed by Michael Rosen on the verso of the front panel, "Hello Eileen, Michael Rosen was here." In near fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 88125
New York: Alred A. Knopf, 1998.
First Canadian edition of Irving's powerful ninth novel. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by John Irving in a contemporary signature on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner. Book design by Victoria Wong.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 133537
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1925.
First edition of Wells' complex novel exploring individualism and society. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. A very nice example.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 109052