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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949.
First edition of this charming early work by Margaret Wise Brown. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Some rubbing to the bottom boards, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated By Leonard Weisgard.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 12038
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst English Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
London: Atlantic Books, 2009.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 774
"I give you the end of a golden string, only wind it into a ball, it will lead you in at Heaven's gate built in Jerusalem's wall": First Edition of William Blake's Jerusalem
New York: The Beechwood Press, 1955.
First complete edition of Blake’s great prophetic poem containing the text of Jerusalem in letterpress. Small quarto, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with 100 plates, tissue-guarded frontispiece in collotype. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Geoffrey Keynes. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 112337
"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
First Edition of The Meaning of Human Existence; Signed By Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing Of An Ant
New York: Liveright Publishing/ Norton, 2014.
First edition of this work in which Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also drawn a picture of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 4291
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
"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
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
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
New York: Warner Books, 1999.
First edition of this memoir by Jane Goodall. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Jackie Hear your heart Jane Goodall.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Written with Phillip Berman.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 112168
"He expressed the unconquerable spirit of the nation": rare 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 diameter.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 117035
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
"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
First Edition of the "first definitive History of the United Nations" The Parliament of Man; Signed by Paul Kennedy
New York: Random House, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “with compliments Paul Kennedy.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 5647
London: Conran Octopus Ltd, 2000.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original boards. Signed by Terence Conran on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 5373
"But none of these afford me the same mad thrill of crazy excitement as grips me when I smack a tennis ball": First edition of William T. Tilden's Match Play and the Spin of the Ball; in the original cloth
New York: American Lawn Tennis, 1925.
First edition of Tilden’s classic work. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt titles and double gilt ruled borders to the spine, gilt facsimile signature to the front panel, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated. Edited by Stephen Wallis Merrrihew. In near fine condition. An excellent example.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 96555
First Edition of “an astonishing literary achievement” Anthill; Signed by Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing of an Ant
New York: W.W. Norton , 2010.
First edition of the author’s first extended work of fiction which won the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for fiction. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also added a drawing of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 15049
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
“TO BE ALIVE, TO HIM, IS TO BE MADE OF MEMORY—TO HIM IF A MAN’S NOT MADE OF MEMORY, HE’S MADE OF NOTHING”: FIRST EDITION OF PHILIP ROTH'S PATRIMONY; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
First edition of Roth’s memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 2897