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First Edition of The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Francis Crick
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1994.
First edition of this “well-constructed and comprehensive overview of visual neuroscience” (The Washington Post). Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best wishes to Prof. Ross Edinburgh Francis Crick.” The recipient James Ross, was Professor of Liver Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"And we are here as on a darkling plain..."; First Edition of Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl; Signed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1989.
First edition of this classic short story. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, with the added quote, “Cynthia Ozick and we are here as on a darkling plain…” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Barbara de Wilde. A unique example.
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.
Francofurti ad Moenum: Johanne Oleario 1691.
Rare 17th century example of the Pauline Epistles. Quarto, bound in full period vellum. Engraved headpiece, initials, and tailpiece. From the library of Professor F. A. Schmidt, one of the best known Lutheran scholars in the northwestern United States, with his bookplate to the front pastedown (Curtiss-Wedge, 409). In very good condition with some browning to the text.
"Israel is the light of a New dawn. As in ancient days, she is again a bridge from the world of darkness to a world of light": First Edition of Leon Uris' Exodus Revisited; Signed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc 1960.
First edition of this monograph of photographs of Uris’ visit to Israel. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Leon Uris on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Sydney Butchkes. Project coordination by Ilan Hartuv.
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.
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.
"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.
"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated": First Edition of Arnold Palmer's My Game and Yours; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster 1965.
First edition of Palmer’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly inscribed by Arnold Palmer on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
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.
"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.
"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.
"We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave, Shouting the battle cry of freedom!": First Edition of McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Writer Bill Starr
New York: Oxford University Press 1988.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Bill Starr Best Wishes from a fellow student of the Civil War Jim McPherson.” The recipient, William Starr was a well-regarded book reviewer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Honi Werner.
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.
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.
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.