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"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Poets Classic Work; Signed by Pablo Neruda
London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968.
First edition of Neruda’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Pablo Neruda on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Edwards. Translated by Robert Bly and James Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First edition of Edmund Dulac's Magnificent Illustrated interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.
First edition of Edmund Dulac’s magnificent illustrated interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Edmund Dulac with 12 tipped-in plates in full color and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Jacket illustration by Dulac. Rare and desirable.
"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.
First edition of the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Signed by Harper Lee
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
First printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
Early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.
New York: HarperCollins, 1999.
First edition, first printing of the 40th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Listen," I told him. "Don't be so tough so early in the morning. I'm sure you've cut plenty of people's throats. I haven't even had my coffee yet": Finely Bound First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937.
First edition of Hemingway’s classic novel about smuggling, intrigue, and love. Octavo, bound in full brown morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't": Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There bound in full morocco by Bayntun
London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1897.
Finely bound example of the author’s classic work. Octavo, elaborately bound in full crimson morocco by Bayntun with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and two ribbons bound in. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel and the original cloth bound in at rear. In near fine condition.
“SERVE ON HOT BUTTERED TOAST… WITH PINK CHAMPAGNE”: FIRST EDITION OF IAN FLEMING’S THRILLING CITIES; inscribed by him to close personal friend and neighbor Noel Coward
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963.
First edition of Fleming’s compelling travelogue. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Noël for your bluest pencil Love Ian.” The recipient, English playwright, director and actor Noël Coward was a close friend of Fleming’s and his neighbor in Jamaica. Coward, inspired to build his own Jamaican retreat by a visit to Goldeneye in 1948, was Fleming’s closest friend on the island and it was with his great encouragement that Fleming began writing the Bond novels that made him famous. When Fleming married Ann in 1952, Coward was one of two wedding guests and in the same year he was made godfather to their newborn son Caspar. Named for the luminous insects seen in the warm evenings, his Firefly Estate east of Oracabessa, Jamaica entertained a wide range of guests, including both the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Olivier, Sophia Loren, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Alec Guinness, Peter O’Toole, and Richard Burton. Known for his likable sophistication and sharp sense of humor, Coward’s songs, plays, and films were immensely popular from the early 1920s through the 60s and 70s when they achieved renewed fame and critical acclaim with a variety of new revues celebrating his music, including Oh, Coward! on Broadway and Cowardy Custard in London. Coward won an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 for his naval film drama ‘In Which We Serve’, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1969, and received a Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 1970. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. With Coward’s bookplate to the pastedown. An exceptional association copy.
“SERVE ON HOT BUTTERED TOAST… WITH PINK CHAMPAGNE”: FIRST EDITION OF IAN FLEMING’S THRILLING CITIES; Signed Twice by Legendary Designer Milton Glaser
New York: New American Library, 1964.
First American edition of Fleming’s volume of travel journalism, with the first publication in book form of his short story “007 in New York,” not present in the London edition. Octavo, original half cloth, drawings by Milton Glaser. Signed twice by the illustrator Milton Glaser, once on the title page and also on the front panel of the dust jacket. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work": Large Signed Photograph of Thomas Edison
Large photograph of Thomas Edison, signed by him. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 20 inches.
First Edition of This is Rome: A Pilgrimage in Words and Pictures Conducted By Bishop Fulton J. Sheen; Inscribed by Him
New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc, 1960.
First edition of this history of Rome and the Catholic Church. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fulton Sheen on the front free endpaper, “To William Smith, God Love You, with The Blessing of Yours Faithfully in Christ Fulton Sheen.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Bishop Sheen.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition, early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Warmly Inscribed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Margaret with love & good wishes Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good that is lightly chipped along the top edge.
"One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century": First Edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1937.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light shelfwear and rubbing. Without the rare dust jacket.
The Works of Thomas Hardy. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D’Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]
London: Macmillan & Company, 1919-20.
The Works of Thomas Hardy, signed limited edition. Octavo, thirty-seven volumes, bound in contemporary three quarters dark blue morocco, gilt tooling and titles to the spine. The Mellstock edition, limited to five hundred copies. In near fine condition. A very nice attractively bound set.