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"Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl whose mother made her a magical mossy coat": First edition of Philip Pullman's retelling of the classic folk tale mossycoat
London: Scholastic, 1998.
First edition of Philip Pullman’s retelling of the classic folk tale. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best Wishes to Eileen, Philip Pullman Sept. 99.” In near fine condition.
"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.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work, with text by Wharton. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Illustrated by E.C. Peixotto. Frontispiece and Illustrated throughout. In very good condition.
First Edition of “an astonishing literary achievement” Anthill; Signed by Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing of an Ant
New York: W.W. Norton , 2010.
First edition of the author’s first extended work of fiction which won the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for fiction. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also added a drawing of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.
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.
Rare WWII Commemorative First Day Cover; signed by Paul Tibbets and featuring the only commemorative stamp ever rescinded by the United States Postal Service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.
New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“I have the impression that if he didn't complicate his life so needlessly, he would die of boredom": Boris Pasternak's Masterpiece Doctor Zhivago
London: Collins & Harvill, 1958.
Early printing in English of the work which garnered Pasternak the Nobel Prize in literature. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Woodcock. Translated by Max Hayward and Manya Harari.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1919.
Octavo, original cloth. With Illustrations in Color by Howard Pyle. Decorations in Tint by Wilfred J. Jones. Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket.
"But none of these afford me the same mad thrill of crazy excitement as grips me when I smack a tennis ball": First edition of William T. Tilden's Match Play and the Spin of the Ball; in the original cloth
New York: American Lawn Tennis, 1925.
First edition of Tilden’s classic work. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt titles and double gilt ruled borders to the spine, gilt facsimile signature to the front panel, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated. Edited by Stephen Wallis Merrrihew. In near fine condition. An excellent example.
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.
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.
“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.