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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. Presentation copy, inscribed by both authors on the half-title page, “For Vernon Paul Rose Friedman and signed below by Milton Friedman. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
First Edition of What Manner of Man: A Biography Of Martin Luther King, Jr; Signed by Coretta Scott King
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc, 1976.
Revised edition of this early biography on Dr. King. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Coretta Scott King on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With an introduction by Benjamin E. Mays. Jacket design by Herbert Temple. Uncommon signed.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First American Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
First American edition of Townshend’s series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated by Pete Townshend on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
Wheaton, Ill: Van Kampen Press, 1953.
First edition of this collection of essays by the author of My Utmost For His Highest. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1988.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Raymond Carver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lorraine Louie.
London: Printed for Geo B. Whittaker, 1826.
Finely bound set containing a selection of English translations of the short stories of various German authors. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with engravings. In near fine condition.
First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement; published by bloch in the rare original cloth
Cincinatti: Block and Co., Publishers and Printers, 1866.
First edition of one of the earliest Jewish American devotionals, written by one of the most influential Reform rabbis in the history of the United States and published by the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States. With text in Hebrew, English and German. Small octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. In good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
New York: MacMillan, 1965.
First American edition of this early work by one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by tennis great Rod Laver on the title page. Light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962.
First edition of Gary Player’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Gary Player on the title page and additionally signed by Player on the front panel of the dust jacket. Fine in a good dust jacket with a large chip to the rear panel.
First Edition of Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's George Washington; in the rare original dust jacket
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1936.
Rare first edition of Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire’s children’s classic. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated with lithographs on stone in five colors and printed by offset lithography. Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire were the first 20th century artists to author and illustrate children’s books using earlier craftsman’s methods such as stone lithography. They won the Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association in 1940, recognizing the previous year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children.” Fine in the scarce original dust jacket which is price-clipped and in very good condition.
Finely bound example of f the poems of John Keats, arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin
New York: Brentano's, 1924.
Finely bound example of the poems of John Keats, arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin. Octavo, two volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In near fine condition.
16 issues dating from November 1930-June 1933. In very good condition. Uncommon wall street ephemera from the 1930’s.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962.
First edition of Gary Player’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes Gary Player.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.