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First Edition of the "first definitive History of the United Nations" The Parliament of Man; Signed by Paul Kennedy
New York: Random House, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “with compliments Paul Kennedy.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Conran Octopus Ltd, 2000.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original boards. Signed by Terence Conran on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Atheneum, 2006.
First edition of the fourth book in Falconer’s acclaimed Olivia series. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Ian Falconer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.
Rare WWII Commemorative First Day Cover; signed by Paul Tibbets and featuring the only commemorative stamp ever rescinded by the United States Postal Service
Rare first day cover featuring three stamps commemorating the conclusion of WWII. Color illustrated envelope with a vignette of the bombing of Tokyo, the envelope features three stamps illustrating the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the atomic-boming of Hiroshima. Signed by Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay on the front panel. After protests from Japanese government officials and intervention by President Bill Clinton, the United States Postal Service rescinded the third stamp “Atomic bombs end WWII” and a commemorative poster stamp was created in its place. This was the only commemorative stamp ever rescinded by the United States Postal Service. In near fine condition.
“Your self…is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread”: Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities; Inscribed by Him
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987.
First edition, second printing (published in the same year) of the author’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Leslie Westoff Tom Wolfe Christmas Day 1987.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino.
Boston/ New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
First edition. Octavo, half cloth. Signed by Alvin Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: John Camden Hotten, c. 1867.
Finely bound example of Thomas Wright’s illustrated history of the Georges. Octavo, bound in full contemporary tree calf with gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels with gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers, illustrated with nearly four hundred steel and wood engravings including hand-colored frontispiece. In very good condition.
First Edition of Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef's Daughter, with Recipes; Warmly Inscribed by Alice Waters
New York: The Viking Press, 2016.
First edition of this work for anyone who loves France, food and adventure. Quarto, illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Alexis with love, Alice Waters.” Fine in a fine dust jacket, gift inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Ann Arnold.
New York and London: Macmillan & Co, 1893.
First edition, second issue of one of James’ neatest tales. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities, small tear to the front free endpaper.
New York: Warner Books, 1999.
First edition of this memoir by Jane Goodall. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jane Goodall on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Phillip Berman.
Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1908.
First edition of this series of literary essays written in James’ earlier style. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. Introduction by Le Roy Phillips. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
First Edition of The Givenness of Things: Essays; Inscribed by Pulitzer-Prize winning Author Marilynne Robinson
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2015.
First edition of this collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Marilynne Robinson on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Strick and Williams.