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“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear": Rare First Edition of A Bear Called Paddington; Inscribed by Michael Bond
London: Collins, 1958.
First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To John with all good wishes Michael Bond. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the back panel. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 128753
"He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time": First Edition of The Call of the Wild In the Scarce Original Dust Jacket
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.
First edition of one of the most desirable classics in American literature. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with a touch of wear. With 18 full-page color illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 131891
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.
First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 29055
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939.
First edition with the 1939 date on the title page of the first book in the Madeline series. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 135258
"Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them": Carson McCuller's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Signed by Her
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940.
First edition, first printing with the date of 1940 on the title page of the author's first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Carson McCullers on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 121376
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new": First edition of Out of My Later Years; Signed by Albert Einstein
New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
First edition of Einstein's collection of social science-related articles, addresses and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed by Albert Einstein on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 138884
“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream": Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet; Signed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
Early printing of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, with illustrations by the author. Association copy, signed by the author on the title page, "With the kindest thoughts of Kahlil Gibran 1926" and on the front free endpaper, "For my friend Cecille from Barbara Young Christmas 1926." Barbara Young was the pen name of Henrietta Breckenridge Boughton, was an art and literary critic in the 1920s and a poet; she served as Gibran's secretary from 1925 until his death, revised and published his book The Garden of the Prophet, and published a study of his life This Man from Lebanon. In very…
Price: $11,500.00 Item Number: 138048
“That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it": First Edition Of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in The Rare Original Publishers Morocco
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
First edition, first issue of Twain's masterpiece, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher's three-quarters morocco binding. Octavo, original three-quarters brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and with 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt. Copies of Huckleberry Finn in the original publisher's leather bindings are quite rare: "The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies…
Price: $11,500.00 Item Number: 105655
"THE GREATEST BRITISH GLOBE MAKERS OF THE LATE GEORGIAN PERIOD": RARE JOHN AND WILLIAM CARY TERRESTRIAL TABLE GLOBE
J. & W. Cary: London, 1820.
Rare early Regency period celestial table globe published by John and William Cary, generally regarded as the greatest British globe makers of the late Georgian period. The terrestrial table globe dates 1820 and measures 9 inches in diameter and is comprised of 12 hand-colored engraved gores with a calibrated brass meridian ring and 13 inch maple hand-colored zodiacal horizon ring. Mounted on a Regency style turned maple stand, the globe depicts the major continents, countries, oceans, and seas "which are laid down by the discoveries of Captain Cook, Vancouver, de Lapérouse." In near fine condition.
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 127015
“Hope springs forever": Rare Limited First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Signed by Her
The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the Original Runes by Hermione Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore.
London: The Children's High Level Group, 2008.
First edition, limited issue of this wizarding classic. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page, with the authentication hologram. Octavo, original brown morocco-patterned boards with silver metal cornerpieces and central ornament accented with faux blue gems, silver metal clasp, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark, illustrated. Housed in the embroidered velvet bag within the publisher's calf case with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and with the original pull-off slipcase which reads 'This Side Up'. This specially bound edition includes a portfolio of ten additional prints by Rowling that were not issued with the trade or the manuscript editions. Rare…
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 104144
Both Volumes Signed By Julia Child and Paul: Rare First Editions Of Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Volumes 1 & 2
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961-70..
First editions of both volumes of this classic cook book. Quarto, 2 volumes, original illustrated boards. Both volumes are signed and inscribed by Julia Child and additionally signed by Paul Child. Volume one and two with drawings by Sidonie Coryn. Drawings by Paul Child. Typography, binding and jacket design by Warren Chappell. An exceptional set, rare signed in both volumes.
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 139779
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF PORGY AND BESS; SIGNED BY GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN, DUBOSE HEYWARD, AND ROUBEN MAMOULIAN
GEORGE GERSHWIN. LIBRETTO BY DUBOSE HEYWARD. LYRICS BY DUBOSE HEYWARD AND IRA GERSHWIN. PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY ROUBEN MAMOULIAN,.
New York: Random House, 1935.
Deluxe limited edition of Porgy and Bess, number 162 of only 250 copies signed by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and director Rouben Mamoulian. Folio, original full red morocco, raised bands, top edge gilt, illustrated. In near fine in the rare original slipcase.
Price: $10,000.00 Item Number: 130673
First Edition of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War; Signed by Him in Triumph and Tragedy
The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948-53.
First American editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Triumph and Tragedy is boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "From Winston S. Churchill, 1954." Each volume is fine in near fine dust jackets. An exceptional set, uncommon signed.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 139201
Autograph musical quotation signed and an autograph letter signed by Maurice Ravel. The quotation, 3 bars from his Chansons madécasses, notated on a two-stave system, with holograph title, lyrics, tempo directive and instrument labels. The letter in French is addressed to "My friend", in French, stating that he received his note when leaving Geneva and mentioning two places he might be when he returns at Christmastime, dated Paris 15 December 1928 With Hotel D'Athènes" stationery. Both matted and framed together with a commemorative medallion. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 27 inches. A striking piece, rare and desirable.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 72755
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": First Edition of BFG; Signed by Roald Dahl and Illustrator Quentin Blake
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "Nicola Love Roald Dahl." Additionally inscribed by the illustrator Quentin Blake opposite Dahl's inscription. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed by both Dahl and Blake.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 109358
"For Philip Jose Farmer, a gentleman, and a scholar - with best wishes to all three of you- and hopes that this example will be of help when you come to your write your autobiography": First Edition of Robert Bloch's Psycho; Inscribed by Him to science fiction pioneer Philip Jose Farmer
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition of this classic thriller novel, the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Philip José Farmer, a gentleman, and a scholar - with best wishes to all three of you- and hopes that this example will be of help when you come to your write your autobiography Fondly Robert Bloch 1967." The recipient, award-winning author Philip José Farmer, is widely considered one of the greatest and most distinctive science fiction writers of the 21st century. Revered for his eccentric style of crossover fiction…
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 124949
"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.": First Edition of Down the Fairway; Signed by Jones and Keeler
Minton, Balch & Company: New York, 1927.
First trade edition of what many consider the greatest golf book of the twentieth century, signed by both Jones and Keeler. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "For Theodore P. Le Vino with best wishes, Robert T. Jones, Jr. and signed "Best of luck, always! O.B. Keeler 1941." The original wrapping for the shipping from Jones to the recipient with labels and stamps is laid in. Foreword by Grantland Rice. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed by…
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 95650
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all": Complete Works of Oscar Wilde; One of 52 Copies; Finely Bound In Full Morocco
London: Keller-Farmer Co, 1907.
The Astral edition of Wilde's works, one of 52 sets, this is number one. Octavo, 15 volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, floriated corner devices in gilt, red and green, raised bands, moire silk endpapers, top edge gilt. With photogravures in two states from paintings, photographs, and drawings (4 of which are by Aubrey Beardsley). In near fine condition. An exceptional set.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 104968
"Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Town; Signed by Him in the year of publication
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first state with the 5/57 at the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "11 Nov 57 Best wishes William Faulkner." With the publisher's advance review copy slip dated May 1, 1957 laid in and a copy of the jacket photograph of Faulkner by Phyllis Cerf laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light rubbing to the crown of the spine, bookplate. Jacket design by Push Pin Studios. Rare and desirable signed in the year…
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 125095
First Edition of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer-Prize Winning Work Age of Innocence in the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: D. Appleton, 1920.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original red cloth. A very good example with some rubbing to the bottom cloth in the rare original unrestored dust jacket with some chips and wear to the spine and panels. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original unrestored dust jacket.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 14040