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Houston: Times Books, 1987.
First edition of Sternfeld’s acclaimed first photobook. Oblong quarto, original cloth, with 55 plates. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a small closed tear. Signed by Joel Sternfeld on the title page.
Offenburg: Burda Druck und Verlag, 1961.
First edition of Claxton’s seminal photobook on jazz. Quarto, original black cloth, pictorial front endpapers. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the half-title page, “For John William Claxton.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel. A very sharp example.
FIRST BRITISH EDITION OF LIFETIMES UNDER APARTHEID; SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT AND NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR NADINE GORDIMER
London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.
First British edition of the photographer’s second collaboration with novelist Nadine Gordimer. Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by both David Goldblatt and Nadine Gordimer on the title page.
"Happy Birthday John Updike with the greatest respect and admiration": First Edition of Photographs 1970-1990; INSCRIBED BY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ TO JOHN UPDIKE
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.
First edition of this collection of photographs by the award-winning photographer. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Happy Birthday John Updike with the greatest respect and admiration Annie Leibovitz March 18, 1992 New York.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Ingrid Sishchy. A very nice association.
"And say simply Very simply With hope Good morning": First Edition of The Inaugural Poem; Inscribed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 1993.
First edition of the poem that Maya Angelou read at the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton on January 20, 1993. Small octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “____ ____ Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/ Africa World Press, 1988.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.
"A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth-and then not keep it from anyone"; First Edition of Enzymatic Structures of DNA; Inscribed by Arthur Kornberg
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1962.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the front free endpaper. Small stamp of Biologist L.S. Baron on the front endpage. Fine in a dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear.
"A fractal is a mathematical set or concrete object that is irregular or fragmented at all scales": First Edition of Benoit Mandelbrot's Fractals: Form Chance, and Dimension; Inscribed by Him
San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1977.
First edition of the mathematician’s groundbreaking work. Quarto. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a closed tear to the crown of the spine. Inscribed by the author. An important work, rare signed and inscribed.
New York & Company: W.W. Norton, 2005.
First edition of this omnibus edition celebrating a great scientific mind and a legendary American original including a live recording. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Includes the commemorative CD.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1974.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both the author and Francis Crick on the title page, who contributed the foreword. The author has transcribed the following from this work, “The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry Robert Olby.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed James Watson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe": First Edition of Cosmos; Signed by Carl Sagan
New York: Random House, 1980.
First edition of one of the best-selling science books ever published. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Carl Sagan on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino, jacket painting by Adolph Schaller. Signed first printings are rare.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965.
First American edition of this early work by one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. 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. Jacket design by Irving Cowman.
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare First Edition of Emily Posts Etiquette In the Original Dust Jacket
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in gilt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing. A very nice example, uncommon in this condition.
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1953.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Chess grandmaster Larry Evans, “To Ambassador Thompson Best wishes Larry Evans March, 1956.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
"The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it": First Edition of American Cookery; Signed by James Beard
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1972.
First edition of “the bible of American cooking” (Time). Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by James Beard on the half-title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrations by Earl Thollander. Jacket design by Elna Rapp. Jacket illustration by Mary Purcell.
"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: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.