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"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
"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
First Edition of Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser; Inscribed by Zbigniew Brzezinski
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
First edition of Brzezinski’s memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, “To Susan Spezza- with best wishes, Zbigniew Brzezinski.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Garrett Loube Design Associates.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 114269
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
London: George G. Harrap, 1936.
First British edition of this novel in Montgomery’s acclaimed Anne series. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light wear, else fine in the original dust jacket with some chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 892
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/ Africa World Press, 1988.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 3265
"It was the middle of August, the summer sat brooding fiercely over the streets of Milan": First edition of Henry James' Travelling Companions
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919.
First edition of this collection of James’ short stories. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 103773
"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
New York: David McCay Company, 1978.
First edition. Quarto, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings! Tasha Tudor.”
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 2642
London: Oxford University Press, 1930.
First edition of English Egyptologist and philologist Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with twenty-two plates and three hundred illustrations in the text. In near fine condition. A nice example.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 88102
Chicago: Wilson Sporting Goods Company, 1937.
First edition of this work by various golfers, including Gene Sarazen. Small octavo, original pebbled cloth, gilt titles, gilt vignette. Signed by Ralph Guldahl on the half-title page. Sarazen was the winner of seven major championships. He is one of five players (along with Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods) to win each of the four majors at least once, now known as the Career Grand Slam: U.S. Open (1922, 1932), PGA Championship (1922, 1923, 1933), The Open Championship (1932), and Masters Tournament (1935). Guldhal was the winner of the 1937 and 1938 U.S. Open and the 1939 Masters Tournament. In fine condition.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 79787
First Edition of Does America Need a Foreign Policy?; Inscribed by Henry A. Kissinger to Close Friend Robert Pirie
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
First edition of this important work by the fifty-sixth Secretary of State. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bob Pirie from his friend Henry A. Kissinger.” The recipient was Robert Pirie, a lawyer in the field of mergers and acquisitions and later a prominent investment banker on Wall Street. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 5716
New York: Quadrangle/ New York Times Book Company, 1976.
First edition of this instructional by tennis legends Laver and Emerson. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed by Rod Laver on the title page, “For John Roy and I enjoyed our carriers, and also writing this book Rod Laver 4-4-04.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Written with Barry Tashis.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 62087
New York: Quadrangle/ New York Times Book Company, 1976.
First edition of this tennis instructional by legends Laver and Emerson. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by both Roy Emerson and Rod Laver on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Written with Barry Tarshis.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 12006
“SUDDENLY THERE WAS A KNOCK WHICH MADE HER PAUSE— COULD IT PERHAPS BE SANTA CLAUS?”: FIRST APPEARANCE OF MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS
New York: McCall's, 1956.
First appearance of Madeline’s Christmas, a special insert in the 1956 Christmas edition of McCall’s Magazine. 12 mo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition with some light wear to the rear panel.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 21044
New York: Modern Library, 1995.
First Modern Library edition of Dickens’ classic work, with an introduction by John Irving. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Light staining to the page edges in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 1491
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1962.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the title page. Named marked out on the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 19035
New York: The John Day Company, 1972.
First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Good Earth. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Pearl S. Buck. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel. Trade editions are uncommon signed, as the author passed away one year after publication.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 5816
New York: The Viking Press, 1978.
First edition of this classic work of modern nature writing. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. With a note laid in from the author which reads, “And thank you for your kind letter PM.” Near fine in a good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by George B. Schaller. Maps by Paul J. Pugliese. A unique example.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 11778