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“THINGS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL MOVE BY THEIR OWN MOMENTUM”: First edition of Joseph Schumpeter's Economic Doctrine And Method
New York: Oxford University Press 1954.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent copy in a bright near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
London: Hutchinson 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Garry Kasparov on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1964.
First edition with “A-3.64[H]” present on copyright page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with light shelf wear. Jacket painting of Pont Neuf, Paris by Hildegard Rath.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled": First Edition of Robert Frost's Complete Book of Poems; Inscribed by Him
New York: Henry Holt and Company 1949.
Early printing of this collection of poems, which includes the classic “The Road Not Taken.” Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To David Lelewer from his friend Robert Frost June 15 1954 Ripton VT.” The recipient was a student at Bread Loaf. Near fine in a near finedust jacket. Frontispiece by Clara E. Sipprell. Jacket design by John King.
New York: St. Martin's Press 2000.
First edition of this work on the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Sonny Rollins on the front free endpaper, “Sonny To you with best for your life.” Rollins has added a music note. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Henry Sene Yee. Foreword by Sonny Rollins.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1969.
First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly inscribed by Coretta Scott King on the front free endpaper, “To Beatrice Thrope With best wished Coretta Scott King.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
First Edition of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Masterwork The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Random House 2000.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To John- “Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to.” Michael Chabon.” Chabon has also added a drawing of a key. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Andy Carpenter and Kapo Ng. Jacket illustration by Marc Burckhardt. A unique example.
"Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Town
New York: Random House 1957.
First edition, first state copy with the 5/57 at the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket, and the repetition of line 8 on line 10 on page 327. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s advance review copy slip dated May 1, 1957 laid in and a copy of the jacket photograph of Faulkner by Phyllis Cerf laid in. Jacket design by Push Pin Studios. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light rubbing to the crown of the spine.
Collected Essays on Economic Theory. Wealth and Welfare. With: Money, Interest and Wages. With: Classics and Moderns.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 1981-83.
First edition of John Hicks’ three-volume series which comprise his most important theoretical papers. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each volume is fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Wallace embraces the incompatibility of mathematics and prose and makes art from it": First Edition of Everything And More; Signed by David Foster Wallace
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2003.
First British edition of this work which examines the history of infinity, focusing primarily on the work of Georg Cantor, the 19th-century German mathematician who created set theory. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Steve Turner.
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.
London: Michael Joseph 1955.
First edition of this nautical and war novel, basis for the film Greyhound, scripted by and starring Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider, produced by Gary Goetzman. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Simon Virgo, with best wishes from C.S. Forester.” Near fine in very good dust jacket. Jacket design by David Cobb.
Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher 1986.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on the legendary Yquem Winery. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Mark Brocco- Best wishes- Richard Olney.” Photographs by Michel Guillard. Preface by Michael Broadbent. Designed by Marc Walter.
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
London: Faber & Faber 1985.
First edition of Townshend’s series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by Pete Townshend on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
Boston: Beacon Press 2007.
First edition of this work which intertwines Oliver’s prose with Cook’s photographs. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photographs by Mary Malone Cook.
Tel-Aviv: Sinai Publishing .
Rare elaborately bound Jewish Siddur prayer book. Small octavo, bound in full silver metal with elaborate tooling to the spine and panels, inlaid turquoise decorations and painting to the front panel, patterned enpapers, title page in color, ribbon bound in. English translation facing the Hebrew text. In near fine condition. An elaborate presentation.