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Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1987.
First edition of the photographer’s second major photobook. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Helen Levitt on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Not to be confused with the more common paperback edition. Helen Levitt and the author James Agee first collaborated in 1945 on a documentary film set in Harlem, called “In the Street.” Psychologist Robert Coles contributed the essays to this volume.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 810
San Francisco: Straight Arrow Press, 1973.
First Edition. Oblong quarto, original photographic stiff paper wrappers. Inscribed by Bill Owens on the front free endpaper, “For Dave Bill Owens Can you avoid Suburbia.” In very good condition. Laid in is the photographer’s business card.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 948
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960.
First edition. Large quarto, original beige cloth, original pictorial slipcase. Inscribed, “For Alexander Irving Penn." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. The slipcase is in near fine condition with just a touch of wear. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 967
Houston: Times Books, 1987.
First edition of Sternfeld’s acclaimed first photobook. Oblong quarto, original cloth, with 55 plates. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a small closed tear. Signed by Joel Sternfeld on the title page.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 1440
Offenburg: Burda Druck und Verlag, 1961.
First edition of Claxton’s seminal photobook on jazz. Quarto, original black cloth, pictorial front endpapers. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the half-title page, “For John William Claxton.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel. A very sharp example.
Price: $2,450.00 Item Number: 2306
FIRST BRITISH EDITION OF LIFETIMES UNDER APARTHEID; SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT AND NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR NADINE GORDIMER
London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.
First British edition of the photographer’s second collaboration with novelist Nadine Gordimer. Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by both David Goldblatt and Nadine Gordimer on the title page.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 2354
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph": First Edition of Photographs 1970-1990; INSCRIBED BY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ TO JOHN UPDIKE
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Happy Birthday John Updike with the greatest respect and admiration Annie Leibovitz March 18, 1992 New York.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Ingrid Sishchy. A very nice association.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 3727
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
"A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth-and then not keep it from anyone"; First Edition of Enzymatic Structures of DNA; Inscribed by Arthur Kornberg
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 front free endpaper. Small stamp of Biologist L.S. Baron on the front endpage. Fine in a dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 747
"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.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 1584
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1974.
First edition of this work on the history of the double helix. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by both the author and Francis Crick on the title page, who contributed the foreword. The author has transcribed the following from this work, “The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry Robert Olby.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 3394
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First edition of this work by the Nobel laureate. Octavo, original cloth. Signed James Watson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $325.00 Item Number: 3685
New York: MacMillan, 1965.
First American edition of this early work by one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by tennis great Rod Laver on the title page. Light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 1270
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare First Edition of Emily Posts Etiquette In the Original Dust Jacket
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in gilt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing. A very nice example, uncommon in this condition.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 3716
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1953.
First edition of this work by the chess grandmaster. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Larry Evans on the front free endpaper, “To Ambassador Thompson Best wishes Larry Evans March, 1956.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 3981
"The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it": First Edition of American Cookery; Signed by James Beard
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1972.
First edition of “the bible of American cooking” (Time). Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by James Beard on the half-title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrations by Earl Thollander. Jacket design by Elna Rapp. Jacket illustration by Mary Purcell.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 2283
"The sooner you go to sleep," his little mother had told him, "the sooner Santa Claus will come. You don't want to keep him waiting, do you?": First Edition of Pearl Buck's Christmas Miniature; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: The John Day Company, 1957.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s Christmas classic. Octavo, original cloth. Name erased to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. A very nice example in the rare dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Anna Marie Magagna.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 5854
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.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 5870