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Large Paper Copy of John Muir's The Cruise of the Corwin; One of Five Hundred and Fifty Copies; In the Exceptionally Rare Dust Jacket
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 In Search of De Long and the Jeannette.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
First edition, large paper copy, one of five hundred and fifty copies, this is number 260. Octavo, original cloth. Edited by William Frederic Badè. Illustrated with plates from photographs and from sketches by Muir. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Kimes 348; BAL 14775
“Today I know that all things are watching, that nothing goes unseen": First Editions of Gunter Grass' Acclaimed Danzig Trilogy; Each signed by Him
New York: Pantheon, 1962-1965.
First American editions of the author’s classic Danzig Trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth. Each work is signed by Gunter Grass on the title page. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets. Dog Years is a review copy, with the slip laid in. Translated by Ralph Manheim. A very sharp set.
“A man is indeed a city, and for the poet there are no ideas but in things": Scarce Complete first edition set of William Carlos Williams' Masterpiece Paterson; each volume in the rare original dust jacket
New York: New Directions, 1946-1958.
Scarce complete first edition set of William Carlos Williams’ masterpiece including Book III, winner of the first National Book Award for Poetry. Octavo, five volumes, Books I-IV limited to 1,000 copies. In the Author’s Note to Book I, Williams describes the work as “a long poem in four parts”, yet a fifth volume was published seven years after the publication of Book IV and only five years before Williams’ death without a limitation statement. Each volume is near fine to fine in a near fine to fine dust jacket. Jacket drawing of William Carlos Williams to Book V by his brother, Edgar J. Williams.
"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends": First Editions of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Each Inscribed by President Hoover
The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941: Three Volume Complete Set.
New York: MacMillan, 1951-1952.
First editions of each volume in Hoover’s memoirs. Octavo, 3 volumes, illustrated. Each volume is inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. Each are near fine in near fine dust jackets. Includes: Volume One: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941. Includes an original photograph of Hoover with his Belgian shepherd King Tut. An exceptional set, uncommon signed and in the first printing.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First British Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of Garcia Marquez’s classic work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Andrew Kulman. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Uncommon signed.
"There can be peace in the world": First edition of Growing Toward Peace; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor
New York: Random House, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor opposite the title page. Light fading to the cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine. Laid in is a publicity photograph of both authors. This is the first example we have seen signed by Eleanor Roosevelt.
"The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language": First Edition of Slouching Towards Bethlehem; Signed by Joan Didion
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.
First edition of what many consider her magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear, name to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
“One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind": First Edition, first issue of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit in the original monthly parts
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1855-1857.
First edition, first printing in the original monthly parts of one of Dickens’ most outstanding works. Octavo, original publisher’s illustrated blue-green wrappers, 20 numbered serials in 19 parts, with 40 illustrations by Hablôt Knight Brown (“Phiz”). Housed in a custom morocco and chemise case. In very good condition with light wear to the extremities.
"Let us suppose you are a newcomer, and I, the guide; and in imagination, let us take a walk along this street": Scarce signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby's See My Chinese Street
Hong Kong: K. Weiss, 1954.
Signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby’s illustrated travel book. One of 250 signed numbered copies, this is number 57. Signed by E.S. Kirby. Quarto, original embroidered silk, illustrated with 112 illustrations and 7 full multi-color pages, errata slip with first edition issue points laid in as issued. OCLC locates only 11 copies of this work. Scarce.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1923.
First edition of the first book in the Doctor Dolittle series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Alan Edward Block with the Author’s Sincere regards H.L. New York Feb. 1921.” In very good condition, with some small segment missing from the signature page. First editions are rare signed and inscribed.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of Garcia Marquez’s work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Chip Kidd. Addionally signed by Chip Kidd on the jacket rear flap. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Rare and desirable signed by Garcia Marquez.
"Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget": First Edition In English Of Tolstoys Masterpiece Anna Karenina
New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co, 1886.
First edition in English of Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Octavo, original brown cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers. Introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
London: Maclehose Press, 2008-2009.
First editions in English of each volume of Stieg Larrson’s Millennium trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original boards. Each volume is signed by the translator Reg Keeland, with a quotation added by the translator from each novel in each book. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo reads, “Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are. Reg Keeland.” The Girl Who Played With Fire reads, “There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility. Reg Keeland.” The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest reads, “But if you want to win, you’re going to have to fight. Reg Keeland.” Each volume is fine in near fine dust jackets. A unique and desirable set.
"Have gone to Patagonia": First Edition of the Authors Masterpiece In Patagonia; Signed by Bruce Chatwin
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
First edition of author’s most well-known work and one of the great travel books of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece map and 4 black and white photographic plates. Signed by Bruce Chatwin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example, rare signed.