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“But now I am six. And I'm clever as clever. And now I think I'll stay six now forever and ever": Exquisitely bound example of A.A. Milne's of Now We Are Six
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1927.
Finely bound edition of the third book in Milne’s beloved Pooh series. Octavo, elaborately bound in full morocco with gilt tooling to the spine, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt central motif of Christopher Robin within double gilt ruling with cornerpiece designs to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, charming patterned endpapers, illustrated by Ernest Shepard. In fine condition.
Original print of the cover art of the Gunter Grass’ most famous work Die Blechtrommel. Signed by Gunter Grass on the bottom right hand side. Framed and matted. Measures 24″ x 30″. In fine condition.
New York: Basic Books, 1991.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication, “Herbert A. Simon 13 November 1991.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson.
“I CAN GET OBSESSED BY ANYTHING IF I LOOK AT IT LONG ENOUGH. THAT'S THE CURSE OF BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER”: FIRST EDITION OF IRVING PENN’S CLASSIC PHOTOBOOK FLOWERS; INSCCRIBED BY HIM
New York: Harmony Books, 1980.
First edition of this iconic collection of photographs of flowers taken between 1967-1973. Quarto, original beige cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “Irving Penn New York 1980” on the half-title page. Contemporary names, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott’s landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
"In the sunny Adriatic sea, we came to rest and play and bathe ourselves": Signed Limited First Edition of George Bradley's Where the Blue Begins; Signed by Him and Abstract Expressionist Elaine de Kooning
New York : Sea Cliff Editions, 1985.
Signed limited first edition of American poet George Bradley’s Where the Blue Begins. One of only 120 numbered copies signed by George Bradley and abstract expressionist Elaine de Kooning. Quarto, original blue illustrated wrappers by Claire Maziarczyk. Original silkscreen frontispiece by Elaine de Kooning with loose rice paper tissue guard present. In fine condition. An excellent example.
New York: Quadrangle/ The New York Times Book Co., 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To ____ ______, with best wishes- Frank Mankiewicz Mar. ’75.” Additionally inscribed by Bill Safire below, “Dear Jeff- Don’t believe everything my friend Frank says! Bill Safire.” Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique copy.
“Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power": First Edition of Walter Lippmann's Classic Work Public Opinion
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in the fields of media studies, political science, and social psychology. Octavo, original blue cloth. In very good condition with light rubbing.
"There's no greater pleasure than to talk over the big things with a believer": First Edition of Thornton Wilder's Heaven's My Destination; Inscribed by Him to Actress Dame Edith Evans
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1935.
First American edition of this comedic novel about a modern-day Don Quixote. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Thornton Wilder on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Haberstock. An exceptional example.
“STRUGGLE IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS. FREEDOM IS NEVER REALLY WON, YOU EARN IT AND WIN IT IN EVERY GENERATION”: FIRST EDITION OF MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; Inscribed by Coretta Scott King
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. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Don with love and gratitude Coretta Scott King.” Some light stains to the page edges in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
"I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of our wild mountain forest reservations": Scarce first edition of John Muir's Our National Parks; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929.
Early printing of Muir’s collection of short works on the beauty and splendor of America’s National Parks. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, frontispiece engraving of the sequoias of Mariposa Grove. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. A very nice example, rare in the original dust jacket.
“Enlightenments, like accidents, happen only to prepared minds": First Edition of Models of My Life; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Herbert A. Simon
New York: Basic Books, 1991.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Dwight Harris with best wishes, Herbert A. Simon 3 November 1994.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2014.
First edition of this tribute to Nelson Mandela. Small octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anna Bauer.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.
First edition of Bloom’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Harold Bloom on the half-title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine crown and overall light wear. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
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.
"I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see": First Edition of Blindness; Signed by Jose Saramago
Orlando: Harcourt, 1997.
First American edition of the author’s novel on the order of Camus’ “The Plague”. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Claudine G. Mansour. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.