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"Wine, women and dice kept him ever hungry, ill, and poor": Finely bound example of Richard Head's The English Rogue
The English Rogue Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant: Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1928.
Finely bound example of Head’s famous satirical autobiography. Quarto, bound in full tree calf with green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, illustrated with plates after the originals. In very good condition. Stamp to the half-title page.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 109026
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of the re-issue. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the half title page, who has drawn a sun and birds. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Gil Rob Wilson.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 12047
"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. Signed and dated by Michael Rosen on the verso of the front panel, “Michael Rosen Aug 15 2004.” In near fine condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 88124
"Farmer and artist, drudge and dreamer, hedonist and masochist, alchemist and accountant - the winegrower is all these things": Hugh Johnson's Story of Wine; signed by him
London: Mitchell Beazley, 2002.
Early printing of this landmark work in wine literature. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Author photograph by Jeremy Dixon.
Price: $95.00 Item Number: 119742
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of this collection of writing by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 546
"Fly over the valley when the winds are keen, and nestle where the earth receives another generation of exhausted leaves": First edition of Edgar Lee Masters' Starved Rock
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919.
First edition of the this early collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Inadvertently inscribed on the final free endpaper, “For S.D. Green…Edgar Lee Masters.” In very good condition.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 96230
"Look what the New Yorker dragged in! The purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions": First edition of The Big New Yorker Book Of Cats
New York: Random House, 2013.
First edition of the collected New Yorker cat-related articles, cover art, and illustrations with contributions by Margaret Atwood, Roald Dahl, Robert Graves, Peter Matthiessen, Haruki Murakami, John Updike, and E. B. White, among others. Quarto, original boards, illustrated. Foreword by Anthony Lane. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Boland. Jacket illustration by David G. Stevenson.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 124138
New York : Doubleday, 1987.
Early printing of the first lady’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Betty Ford on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Gatti.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 76338