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London: Oxford University Press 1930.
First edition of English Egyptologist and philologist Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with twenty-two plates and three hundred illustrations in the text. In near fine condition. A nice example.
"It was the middle of August, the summer sat brooding fiercely over the streets of Milan": First edition of Henry James' Travelling Companions
New York: Boni and Liveright 1919.
First edition of this collection of James’ short stories. Octavo, original cloth. In very good 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: Quadrangle/ New York Times Book Company 1976.
First edition of this instructional by tennis legends Laver and Emerson. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed by Rod Laver on the title page, “For John Roy and I enjoyed our carriers, and also writing this book Rod Laver 4-4-04.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Written with Barry Tashis.
Chicago: Wilson Sporting Goods Company 1937.
First edition of this work by various golfers, including Gene Sarazen. Small octavo, original pebbled cloth, gilt titles, gilt vignette. Signed by Ralph Guldahl on the half-title page. Sarazen was the winner of seven major championships. He is one of five players (along with Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods) to win each of the four majors at least once, now known as the Career Grand Slam: U.S. Open (1922, 1932), PGA Championship (1922, 1923, 1933), The Open Championship (1932), and Masters Tournament (1935). Guldhal was the winner of the 1937 and 1938 U.S. Open and the 1939 Masters Tournament. In fine condition.
“Every person must choose how much truth he can stand": First Edition of Irvin D. Yalom's First Novel: When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession; Signed by Him
New York: Basic Books 1992.
First edition of Irvin D. Yalom’s When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Irvin D. Yalom on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Does America Need a Foreign Policy?; Inscribed by Henry A. Kissinger to Close Friend Robert Pirie
New York: Simon & Schuster 2001.
First edition of this important work by the fifty-sixth Secretary of State. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bob Pirie from his friend Henry A. Kissinger.” The recipient was Robert Pirie, a lawyer in the field of mergers and acquisitions and later a prominent investment banker on Wall Street. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines: Including Some Stay in the Lebanon, at Palmyra and in Western Turkey.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861.
First edition of Emily Anne Beaufort’s account of her travels throughout Egypt and Syria. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black morocco spine labels, folding chromolithographic frontispiece to volume I and five other chromolithogrpahic plates throughout. In near fine condition. An attractive example.
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2009.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn a picture of an ant. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
"A strange disease had come upon them, and had made all the children born to them blind": First edition of H. G. Wells' The Country of the Blind and Other Stories
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons 1911.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories featuring one of Wells’ best known tales, The Country of the Blind. Octavo, original blindstamped cloth, gilt titles to the spine, pictorial endpapers, engraved colored frontispiece. In very good condition, stamp to the title page. A very bright example.
New York: Quadrangle/ New York Times Book Company 1976.
First edition of this tennis instructional by legends Laver and Emerson. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by both Roy Emerson and Rod Laver on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Written with Barry Tarshis.
New York: Modern Library 1995.
First Modern Library edition of Dickens’ classic work, with an introduction by John Irving. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Light staining to the page edges in a very good dust jacket.
“SUDDENLY THERE WAS A KNOCK WHICH MADE HER PAUSE— COULD IT PERHAPS BE SANTA CLAUS?”: FIRST APPEARANCE OF MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS
New York: McCall's 1956.
First appearance of Madeline’s Christmas, a special insert in the 1956 Christmas edition of McCall’s Magazine. 12 mo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition with some light wear to the rear panel.
New York: The John Day Company 1972.
First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Good Earth. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Pearl S. Buck. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel. Trade editions are uncommon signed, as the author passed away one year after publication.