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"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few": First Appearance of Winston Churchill's Famous Speech
A Speech by The Prime Minister The Right Honourable Winston Churchill in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940.
London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, The Baynard Press, 1940.
First edition of one of Winston Churchill’s most famous speeches. Octavo, original gray wrappers. In very good condition.
London: Collins, 1968.
First edition of the eighth book in Bond’s Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Signed by the author on the title page, “With all good wishes Michael Bond December 2013.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
“DON'T STOP TO THINK OF THE WORDS WHEN YOU DO STOP, JUST STOP TO THINK OF THE PICTURE BETTER-AND LET YOUR MIND OFF YOURSELF IN THIS WORK”: First Hardcover Edition of Jack Kerouac's Doctor Sax
New York : Grove Press, Inc, 1959.
First edition, hardcover issue of Kerouac’s classic work. Octavo, original gray cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine.
"While most reindeers' noses are brownish and tiny, poor rudoplph's was red, very large and quite shiny": First Edition of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Montgomery Ward, 1939.
First edition, first printing of this beloved Christmas tale, written exclusively for Montgomery Ward by Robert L. May, with 41 illustrations by Denver Gillen. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, as issued. In very good condition. A very nice example.
"Givenchy’s divine sense of order and chic, both in his fashions and homes": First Edition of Le Style Givenchy; Lengthily Inscribed by Givenchy
Paris : Editions Assouline, 1998.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on Givenchy. Quarto, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by Givenchy in French on the left hand side and in English on the right hand side in the year of publication, “For you Janet with Affection and love I Admire you- I respect you- I love you- for ever- Hubert (with a drawing of a heart) 12 October 1998.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Preface by Hubert de Givenchy.
“MODERN MAN HAS LOST THE OPTION OF SILENCE”: First Edition of William Burroughs' The Ticket That Exploded; Signed by Him
London: The Olympia Press, 1962.
First edition, first printing. Octavo, original green wrappers. Signed by William Burroughs on the title page. In fine condition. A superior example.
“A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain”: First Edition of Chronicle of a Death Foretold; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
First edition of this novella by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Alain Gauthier. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
"I don't like gourmet cooking or 'this' cooking or 'that' cooking. I like good cooking": First Edition of Delights and Prejudices; Signed by James Beard
New York: Atheneum, 1964.
First edition of this collection of writings from James Beard. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Good eating James Beard.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light wear to the spine tips. Jacket design by Earl Thollander.
“THE ONE THING TO WHICH FATE BINDS US IS LIBERTY”: First Edition of The Problem of Monopoly; Inscribed by Economist John Bates Clark
New York: Columbia University Press, 1904.
First edition of this work by the famed economist. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Mrs. Eva Perry Moore with the author’s regards.” In fine condition. Books signed by John Bates Clark are rare.
“The secret of life', he said, 'is to become very very good at somethin' that's very very 'ard to do": First Edition of Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More; Inscribed by Him
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
First edition of this collection of seven short stories by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Blake Love Roald Dahl.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Susan Shields. Photograph by Sophie Baker.
New York: The Viking Press, 1949.
Early printing of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Arthur Miller on the title page. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch.
Rare Signed limited edition of Maugham's address to the Library of Congress upon the Library's acceptance of the original manuscript of Of Human Bondage
Washington: The Library of Congress, 1946.
Signed limited edition of the address given by Maugham upon the Library’s acceptance of the original autograph manuscript of his masterpiece, Of Human Bondage. Octavo, original boards. One of 500 copies signed by W. Somerset Maugham on the front free endpaper. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original accompanying program which is in very good condition. The program contains a brief description of the original autograph manuscript which notes that it is contained in 16 notebooks written on the recto of each leaf, begun in 1911 and finished in 1914.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929.
Early printing of Keller’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Very truly yours Helen Keller.” Near fine in a good dust jacket. Foreword by Nella Braddy. Uncommon signed and in the original dust jacket.
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press/ Harvard University Press, 1990.
First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also drawn an ant. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. inscription to the half-title page.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958.
First edition of Updike’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To R.F. Garnett Best wishes John Updike 2/12/68.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny bit of wear to the spine crown. Jacket design by Harry Ford.
New York: The Viking Press, 1972.
First edition of Angell’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Michael yours in baseball! Roger Angell.” Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket that shows light wear. Jacket drawing by James Stevenson.