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First Edition of Henrik Johan Bull's The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions; From the Library of Adventurer and Explorer Steve Fossett
London: Edward Arnold, 1896.
First edition of Antarctic pioneer Henrik Johan Bull’s account of his voyage aboard the steamship ‘Antarctic’ in search of the elusive Right whale which, arguably, put the first men on the continent. Octavo, original pictorial cloth with gilt titles to the spine, gilt vignette of the ‘Antarctic’ to the front panel, frontispiece by W.L. Wyllie and illustrations by W.G. Burn Murdoch. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In near fine condition. A very sharp example.
Large Paper Copy of John Muir's The Cruise of the Corwin; One of Five Hundred and Fifty Copies; In the Exceptionally Rare Dust Jacket
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 In Search of De Long and the Jeannette.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
First edition, large paper copy, one of five hundred and fifty copies, this is number 260. Octavo, original cloth. Edited by William Frederic Badè. Illustrated with plates from photographs and from sketches by Muir. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Kimes 348; BAL 14775
Large black and white of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Signed and dated by him below. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.75 inches by 19.5 inches.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin
New York: Random House, 1983.
First edition of this “grand and exhilirating voyage, a bold attempt to circumnavigate the intellectual globe” (The Philadlephia Inquirer). Thick octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, "For Ed Pellegrino with admiration and thanks from Dan Boorstin". The recipient, Ed Pellegrino, was a noted bioethicist and the president of Catholic University. Pellegrino is specifically thanked in the acknowledgment section of The Discoverers and both were premier academic figures at the time of the book’s publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Illustrated Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin to his Neighbors in the Year of Publication
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1991.
First illustrated edition of this classic work. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper in the year of publication of both volumes. Volume one’s inscription reads “For Hope and Sam- good friends, good neighbors- with affection from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Volume two’s inscription reads, “For Hope and Sam- with affection over many years from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Both volumes are in fine condition, as is the slipcase. A nice association.
First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement; published by bloch in the rare original cloth
Cincinatti: Block and Co., Publishers and Printers, 1866.
First edition of one of the earliest Jewish American devotionals, written by one of the most influential Reform rabbis in the history of the United States and published by the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States. With text in Hebrew, English and German. Small octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. In good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1950.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings Tasha Tudor.”
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition of Watson’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Octavo, original blue cloth, with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg. A superior example.
“Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective": First Edition of Peter F. Drucker's The Effective Executive; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.
First edition of Drucker’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
New York: The Viking Press, 1965.
First edition of the photographer’s first book with over 75 black-and-white and color photographic plates. Tall quarto, original ivory cloth. Signed by Peter Beard on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. A very nice example, uncommon signed.
"Wine, women and dice kept him ever hungry, ill, and poor": Finely bound example of Richard Head's The English Rogue
The English Rogue Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant: Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1928.
Finely bound example of Head’s famous satirical autobiography. Quarto, bound in full tree calf with green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, illustrated with plates after the originals. In very good condition. Stamp to the half-title page.
"THE ONLY WAY FOR A WOMAN, AS FOR A MAN, TO FIND HERSELF, TO KNOW HERSELF AS A PERSON, IS BY CREATIVE WORK OF HER OWN": FIRST EDITION OF THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE; SIGNED BY BETTY FRIEDAN
New York: W. W. Norton, 1963.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light fading to the spine. Signed by Betty Friedan on the title page. First editions are rare signed.
First Edition of Jerome Travers' The Fifth Estate: Twenty Years of Golf; In the Rare original Dust Jacket
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
First edition of this work by the four-time U.S. amateur champion. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated with plates from photographs. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some small chips and tears.
16 issues dating from November 1930-June 1933. In very good condition. Uncommon wall street ephemera from the 1930’s.
London: Seeley, Service & Company, 1931.
First edition, deluxe issue. Octavo, original half green morocco over cloth. Inscribed by Roger Wethered in the year of publication, “Hope this will help you to beat Harry! Roger Wethered 1931.” Illustrated with plates, which some folding from 100 photographs. In near fine condition.