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"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves": First Edition of Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama; Signed by Him
New York : Harper Collins, 1990.
First edition of The Dalai Lama’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart.
“An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's”: Franny and Zooey; Inscribed by J.D. Salinger
New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 1961.
First edition, second printing of Salinger’s third book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Salinger on the front free endpaper to a personal friend, “Oke, Stop over sometime, JDS 8/26/61.” While Salinger was known for his reclusive behavior with regard to the spotlight of the international press, he did have close relations with the local townspeople around his New Hampshire home, who respected his privacy. This inscription shows the authentic nature of those relationships. Affixed to the verso of the front panel and front free endpaper are three newspaper clippings regarding Salinger’s reputation as a recluse later in life, including a clipped article from the Boston Herald, Thursday, April 25th, 1991, “Salinger breaks silence to refuse award” regarding Salinger’s refusal to accept a Lillian L. Poses Creative Arts Award in 1991 and a clipped Q. & A. regarding news of a fire at Salinger’s hilltop home in Cornish, New Hampshire. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Salinger are scarce.
"A fractal is a mathematical set or concrete object that is irregular or fragmented at all scales": First Edition of Benoit Mandelbrot's Fractals: Form Chance, and Dimension; Inscribed by Him
San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1977.
First edition of the mathematician’s groundbreaking work. Quarto. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a closed tear to the crown of the spine. Inscribed by the author. An important work, rare signed and inscribed.
"There's no one thing that's true. It's all true": First Edition of For Whom The Bell Tolls in the Original First-Issue Dust Jacket
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
First edition with the Scribners A of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway’s best works. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without the photographer’s name on the rear panel with light shelfwear. An exceptional example.
"I must have had faith that day. When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again. An unemployed actor but a man": First Edition of Fonda: My Life; Inscribed by Henry Fonda
New York: New American Library, 1981.
First edition of Henry Fonda’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly inscribed by Henry Fonda on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Richard Rossiter. Uncommon signed and inscribed, as Fonda passed away in 1982.
New York: Dial Press, 1950.
First edition of this Faulknerian novel by the author of the acclaimed trilogy The Civil War. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dorothy Abbott from Shelby Foote Memphis 30 Jan 81.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear.
“I CAN GET OBSESSED BY ANYTHING IF I LOOK AT IT LONG ENOUGH. THAT'S THE CURSE OF BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER”: FIRST EDITION OF IRVING PENN’S CLASSIC PHOTOBOOK FLOWERS; INSCCRIBED BY HIM
New York: Harmony Books, 1980.
First edition of this iconic collection of photographs of flowers taken between 1967-1973. Quarto, original beige cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “Irving Penn New York 1980” on the half-title page. Contemporary names, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“I hope they use me becaus Miss Kinnian says mabye My name is Charlie Gordon I werk in Donner bakery gives me 11 dollers a week and bred or cake if I want": First edition of the Daniel Keyes' Flowers For Algernon; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1966.
First edition of the author’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel, basis for the Oscar award-winning movie adaptation Charly. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, who has transcribed the opening paragraph as follows, “I hope they use me becaus Miss Kinnian says mabye My name is Charlie Gordon I werk in Donner bakery gives me 11 dollers a week and bred or cake if I want. Daniel Keyes.” Additionally signed again by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Carl Smith. An exceptional inscription.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roger Angell on the title page. Small stain to the bottom page edges, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Five Chiefs; A Supreme Court Memoir; Inscribed by Justice John Paul Stevens to "My Good Friend" Chief Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friend Frank Lorson John Paul Stevens.” The recipient was the chief deputy clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, who began his 30-year career at the Supreme Court as an assistant clerk in 1972. He was chief deputy clerk from 1981 until his retirement in 2002. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers": First Edition of Fishing For Fun; Inscribed by Herbert Hoover
New York: Random House, 1963.
First edition of this collection of writings from President Hoover. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Elliot Hass The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Edited by William Nichols. A very sharp example.
London: Macdonald and Co, 1939.
First edition of this overview of Hollywood. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed on the front pastedown and endpapers by Walt Disney and 13 other Hollywood actors and actresses, including, Chico Marx “To Pat Sincerely Chico Marx”; Pat O’Brien; “To Pat my own namesake Love Pat O’Brien Nov 21, 1947; Deborah Kerr, “I see a dark Stranger” (on page 76) “with best wishes Deborah Kerr”; Merle Oberon “To Pat all the best Merle Oberon”; Joe E. Brown “To Pat Joe Brown.” Brown was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s, with films like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Earthworm Tractors, Alibi Ike and Some Like It Hot. Jack Train “Best wishes Pat Jack Train Don’t’ mind if I do”; Ray Milland “Merry Xmas Pat Ray Milland.” Milland is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend, leading man opposite John Wayne’s corrupt character in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), the murder-plotting husband in Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (1954), and Oliver Barrett III in Love Story. Two of the signatures are pasted onto the end papers, while the rest are signed directly onto the end papers with one on page 76. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional collection of signatures in this film review book.
"Tune in, freak out, get beaten": First Edition of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman
New York: Random House, 1971.
First edition of Thompson’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Ralph Steadman. An exceptional example.
New York: Leypoldt & Holt, 1867.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, titles to the spine in gilt. In near fine condition with some wear to the spine extremities. Translated from the Russian by Eugene Schuyler.
First Edition of Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef's Daughter, with Recipes; Warmly Inscribed by Alice Waters
New York: The Viking Press, 2016.
First edition of this work for anyone who loves France, food and adventure. Quarto, illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Alexis with love, Alice Waters.” Fine in a fine dust jacket, gift inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Ann Arnold.