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"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.
New York: D. Appleton & Company 1922.
First edition of Wharton’s sweeping epic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Near fine in a near dust jacket with light wear and closed tears to the extremities. Uncommon in this condition.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Frank Washington Pepsi Cola With Warmest Appreciation for your support Coretta Scott King 1-15-84.” The recipient, Frank Washington was an American basketball player. In 1945, he played for the Washington Bears. Washington was part of the first Harlem Globetrotters team to travel around the world. Washington was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters from 1946 to 1960. After his basketball career, he joined Pepsi-Cola, working in advertising, then sales, and rising to the position of community relations manager. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
London: Quartet 1987.
First edition of the second volume in the acclaimed author’s quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Simon & Schuster 1977.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roger Angell on the title page. Small stain to the bottom page edges, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
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.”
"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.
Honolulu: The Hawaiian Gazette 1911.
Second edition of Hitchcock’s authoritative work on the volcanoes of Hawaii. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco by Asprey with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings after photographs including frontispiece, charts, graphs and maps. In fine condition.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1968.
First edition, Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, “To ______ I am happy that this book was of such an interest for you. Thanks for telling me and very best wishes Pierre Boulez.”