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"But hes a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid": First Edition of Arthur Miller's Pultizer Prize-Winning Classic The Death Of A Salesman
New York: The Viking Press, 1949.
First edition of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Name to the title page, near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with rubbing and wear. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch.
First Edition of Henry Paulson's Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower; Signed by Him
New York: Twelve Books, 2015.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by Henry Paulson in the month of publication. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
First edition of Sagan’s science fiction work which deals with the theme of contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “For Jenny and Steve with best wishes and warm regards Carl 4/26/85.” The recipients Steve and Jenny Rock were friends of Carl Sagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
New York: Atheneum, 1963.
First edition of this seminal work on advertising. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Willis Shank from David Ogilvy with gratitude and admiration November 1963.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. On the verso of the dust jacket there are “samples of David Ogilvy’s wizardry,” and it unfolds to reveal six advertisements he created.
"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.
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.
First Edition of Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace; Inscribed by W.E.B. DuBois to His Wife Shirley
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1945.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his wife Shirley Graham Du Bois, “For Shirley WEBD.”From the library of Shirley Graham DuBois. Ms. DuBois was an American award-winning author, playwright, composer, and activist, and wife of W.E.B. Du Bois, whom she married in 1951. W.E.B. DuBois is the author of The Souls of Black Folk, a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. An outstanding association, linking these two great writers and activists of the twentieth century . Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some toning the spine and a few small chips.
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.
New York: Atheneum Books , 1978.
First edition, later printing of this children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Judi Barret on the front free endpaper, who has added a drawing of three clouds and three meatballs. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain”: First Edition of Chronicle of a Death Foretold; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
First edition of this novella by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Alain Gauthier. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Lengthily Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half title page, “Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R.” An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close friend of family member. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The sooner you go to sleep," his little mother had told him, "the sooner Santa Claus will come. You don't want to keep him waiting, do you?": First Edition of Pearl Buck's Christmas Miniature; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: The John Day Company, 1957.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s Christmas classic. Octavo, original cloth. Name erased to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. A very nice example in the rare dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Anna Marie Magagna.
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1925.
First edition of Wells’ complex novel exploring individualism and society. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. A very nice example.
London: Hutchinson , 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Garry Kasparov on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.