• "It’s just that I’d rather die of drink than of thirst": First edition of Ian Fleming's Thunderball; Inscribed by Fleming to OSS and CIA Agent Charles Jackson

    Fleming, Ian.

    Thunderball.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1961.

    First edition of the ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To C.D. Jackson who says nice things! from Ian Fleming.” The recipient Charles Douglas Jackson joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in 1943 and the following year he was appointed Deputy Chief at the Psychological Warfare Division at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), and it was during this time Fleming, working for Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division, likely would have met Jackson. After the war, Jackson worked for Life Magazine, and at the time of Thunderball‘s publication, had become the magazine’s publisher. Several years after Jackson’s death in 1964 it was revealed that he had been a CIA agent since 1948. An exceptional association of two important figures in the British/American nexus of World War II and Cold War intelligence operatives given its fullest embodiment in the popular imagination through Fleming’s enduring spy avatar James Bond. Gilbert A9a (1.1). Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket art by Richard Chopping.

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  • “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

    Hemingway, Ernest.

    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.

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  • “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing": Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Signed by Harper Lee

    Lee, Harper.

    To Kill A Mockingbird.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

    Early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Jary and Lola -best wishes, Harper Lee.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.

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  • First Edition of the 40th Anniversary Edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Signed by Harper Lee

    Lee, Harper.

    To Kill A Mockingbird.

    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.

    Price: $1,800.00

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  • First British Edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Warmly Inscribed by Harper Lee

    Lee, Harper.

    To Kill A Mockingbird.

    London: Heinemann, 1960.

    First British edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bobby from his devoted friend and admirer, Harper Lee March 14, 1962.” Some foxing to the page edges, the inscription a little blurred, an excellent example in the original dust jacket with light shelfwear. The recipient’s parents were head of the day-to-day operations of Barnett Insurance Agency in Monroeville, which was closely associated (and shared office space) with the law firm of Barnett, Bugg and Lee, which Harper Lee’s father, A.C. Lee, helped found. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. Examples with such warm inscriptions are rare.

    Price: $15,000.00

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  • First Edition of Tom Watson's Strategic Golf; Inscribed by Tom Watson

    Watson, Tom; Foreword by Fred Couples.

    Tom Watson’s Strategic Golf.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1993.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Tom Watson on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Nick Seitz. Foreword by Fred Couples. Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli.

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  • "It was the middle of August, the summer sat brooding fiercely over the streets of Milan": First edition of Henry James' Travelling Companions

    James, Henry.

    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

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  • Inscribed Presentation Copy of Henry Clews Recollections About Wall Street; Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street

    Clews, Henry.

    Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street.

    New York: Irving Publishing Co, 1888.

    First edition of Clews’ classic work. Thick octavo, original green cloth, with titles to the spine in gilt and engraved frontispiece and nearly 50 portrait plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “___ ______ with the compliments of Henry Clews Oct. 25, 95.” In very good condition with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities.

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  • First Edition of Henry Clews Recollections About Wall Street; Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street; Inscribed by Him

    Clews, Henry.

    Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street.

    New York: Irving Publishing Company, 1888.

    First edition of Clews’ classic work. Thick octavo, original green cloth, with titles to the spine in gilt and engraved frontispiece and nearly 50 portrait plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “___ ______ with the compliments of Henry Clews N.Y. May 3rd, 95.” In very good condition with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities.

    Price: $2,200.00

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  • First Edition of Two Cheers For Capitalism; Inscribed by Irving Kristol in the Year of Publication

    Kristol, Irving.

    Two Cheers For Capitalism.

    New York: Basic Books Publishers, 1978.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Paul Chase with best wishes from Irving Kristol 10/23/78.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $350.00

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  • First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman

    Friedman, Milton & Rose.

    Two Lucky People.

    Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.

    First edition of this memoir by the Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife Rose, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by both authors on the half-title page, Milton and Rose Friedman. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Cover photograph by Steven N.S. Cheung.

    Price: $475.00

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  • First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman

    Friedman, Milton & Rose.

    Two Lucky People.

    Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.

    First edition of this memoir by the Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife Rose, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by both authors on the half-title page, “For Vernon Paul Rose Friedman and signed below by Milton Friedman. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.

    Price: $400.00

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  • First edition of Tyranny of the Status Quo; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman

    Friedman, Milton & Rose.

    Tyranny of the Status Quo.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

    First edition of this work which analyzes the Reagan Administration’s attempts to greatly reduce taxes, regulations, and government spending and suggests practical changes. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Proctor Jones with best wishes Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman. The recipient Proctor Jones was a San Francisco based filmmaker and author who in 1970 founded the Proctor Jones Publishing Company. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a a few closed tears.

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  • Signed Engraving of Ulysses S. Grant

    Grant, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Engraving.

    Washington, D.C: 1871.

    Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 5.5 inches by 4 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches.

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  • "One of the FINEST EXAMPLES OF 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN ENGRAVINGS": Official George Casilear U.S. Treasury Department Engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant; Signed and dated by Him

    Grant, Ulysses S. (George W. Casilear).

    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Engraving.

    Washington, D.C: 1871.

    Official Bureau of Engraving & Printing U.S. Treasury Department engraved portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant by George W. Casilear. Boldly signed “U.S. Grant.” The brother of landscape painter John William Casilear, George W. Casilear was an early and nationally recognized security engraver. He held several important patents to features including  tamper-proof ink, printing techniques and paper. In consideration of the aesthetic needs of the Treasury for both widespread reproduction of these images on banknotes and well as the fine detail required to distinguish counterfeiting, the engravings are considered among the finest American examples of 19th century. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 9 inches. Engravings signed by Grant are rare, particularly by Casilear.

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  • First Edition of Henry James' View and Reviews

    James, Henry.

    Views and Reviews: Now First Collected.

    Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1908.

    First edition of this series of literary essays written in James’ earlier style. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. Introduction by Le Roy Phillips. In near fine condition. A very bright example.

    Price: $125.00

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  • First Edition of Walt Disney's Fantasia; Inscribed by Disney and with Twelve original drawings

    Disney, Walt; Deems Taylor .

    Walt Disney’s Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.

    First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 16 mounted color plates. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney); all who worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie Ferguson Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving to get married, raise family, she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia. This work contains the following inscriptions and illustrations, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney.” Page 10 has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription “Best Wishes Always Milt Banta.” Page 14 has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a “ye olde family tree” for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription, “I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn’t grow any Larger! Good Luck – Russ Dyson 1/18/46.” Page 57 has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: “Jodie – If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these – let me know. – Claude Coats.” Page 82 has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen]. Page 95 has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription, “An ‘Good Fishin’ to you all the time – Jodie. Hugh Hennesy” Page 102 has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription “Good Bye Jodie – We’ll Miss You!!! Bill Berg.” Page 118 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription, “Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock.” Page 119 has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: “Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber.” Page 121 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads, “Best Wishes to Jodie.” The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus. Page 126 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: “Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols.” Page 159 has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription, “G’bye Now. Lots of Luck an’ Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley.” The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription, ” Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre.” An excellent example in a very good dust jacket. A unique piece of Disney history.

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  • Rare First Edition Little Golden Book of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup; inscribed by Walt Disney

    Disney, Walt. Beecher, Elizabeth.

    Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.

    Rare first edition Little Golden Book of this Disney tale of a fishing trip with Mickey Mouse and his loyal pup Pluto. Octavo, original illustrated boards with gilt spine label and elaborate full-color illustrations throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Frank Hart – Best Wishes – Walt Disney.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $5,500.00

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  • First Edition of Watership Down; Inscribed by Richard Adams to Madeleine L'Engle

    Adams, Richard (Madeleine L'Engle).

    Watership Down.

    London: Rex Collings, 1972.

    First edition of Richard Adams’ timeless classic novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow bestselling children’s author Madeleine L’Engle, “Yours sincerely, For Madeleine, on a very special occasion Richard Adams.” From the library of Madeleine L’Engle. Both Adams and L’Engle were unknown in the publishing world until their singular best-selling award-winning children’s novels were finally published after numerous rejections. Both authors’ works were also published in their mid-lives after they had married and had children. At the insistence of his daughters, Adams began writing the story he had told them on a car trip in 1966 at the age of 46 and after four publishers and three writers’ agencies turned down the manuscript, Rex Collings agreed to publish the work in 1972. The book gained immediate international acclaim and went on to win the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Prize, and was adapted into several feature films and television series. L’Engle’s best-selling work A Wrinkle in Time was also initially rejected by at least 26 publishers. It was not until a close personal friend of L’Engle’s mother introduced her to John C. Farrar of Farrar, Straus and Giroux that the work was finally published in 1962. L’Engle was 44 years old at the time of publication and A Wrinkle in Time went on to win the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and inspired two film adaptations, both by Disney: a 2003 television film directed by John Kent Harrison; and a 2018 theatrical film directed by Ava DuVernay. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelf wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association.

     

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  • "Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality": First Edition of Watership Down; Signed by Richard Adams

    Adams, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    London: Rex Collings, 1972.

    First edition of the author’s first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Boldly signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. An exceptional example.

    Price: $5,500.00

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