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"Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball": Mickey Mantle's The Mick; Signed by Him
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1985.
First edition, early printing of the Yankee legend’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Mickey Mantle No. 7.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Herb Gluck.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.
First edition of Hemingway’s second work of nonfiction, an account of a month on safari he and his wife took in East Africa during December 1933. Octavo, original green cloth, decorations by Edward Shenton. Contemporary bookplate to the pastedown, near fine in a bright near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. A very sharp example.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963.
First edition of Fleming’s volume of travel journalism. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Name and card to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Davis.
“experience nine times out of ten is merely stupidity hardened into habit": First Edition of Marjorie Morningstar; Signed by Herman Wouk
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by John Scotford. Jacket photograph by Richard Avedon.
"Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one by another": First Edition of the Inauguration Book of Nelson Mandela; Boldly Signed By Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F.W. de Klerk
Pretoria, South Africa: Government Office, 1994.
First edition of this work on the inauguration of Nelson Mandela. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Nelson Mandela in the year of publication, “To Judy, Compliments & best wishes. NMandela 28.9.94.” Additionally signed by Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President F.W. de Klerk, who both participated in the inauguration. Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts in resolving and ending apartheid. In 1993, Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in ending apartheid. After the first universal elections in 1994, de Klerk became deputy president in the government of national unity under Nelson Mandela, a post he kept until 1996. In 1997 he resigned the leadership of the National Party and retired from politics. In fine condition. Rare, especially signed.
“If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me": First Photoplay Edition Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925.
First photoplay edition of Gaston Leroux’s infamous tale, illustrated with scenes from the Universal silent film starring Lon Chaney in the title role, Mary Philbin as Christine Daae and Norman Kerry as Raoul. Octavo, original cloth. Color illustraions by Andre Castaigne. Very good the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Uncommon in this condition.
"A STATE OF JOY AND LAUGHTER": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONE SPECIAL SUMMER; SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND LEE RADZIWILL
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, original cardboard slipcase with photographic paper label, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. Signed by both Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier. In fine condition in the original slipcase, which is fine condition. One of 500 numbered copies.
Photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower in military uniform, boldly signed by him. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 by 12.25 inches. A very attractive signed photograph.
"Who contributed to so many aspects of our life in so productive a way": First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
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 Milton Friedman and signed by Rose on the half-title page, “For Gordon and Beedie, who contributed to so many aspects of our life in so productive a way. With thanks and best wishes. Milton and ‘Rose’ (in her hand).” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all": The Works of Oscar Wilde
London and Paris: Methuen Charles Carrington, 1907-22.
The works of Oscar Wilde, bound in the original cloth, one of 1000 sets made on handmade paper. Octavo, 14 volumes, original cream cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. One of 1000 sets of this edition on handmade paper. In near fine condition.
"Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people": Limited de luxe First Edition Of The Kon-Tiki
London: Theodore Brun Limited, 1950.
The limited de luxe edition of the explorer’s classic work. Number 156 of 350 numbered copies. Octavo, bound in leather, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain, ribbon bound-in, marbled endpapers, illustrated throughout. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Translated by F.H. Lyon. In near fine condition.
"Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places": First edition of Slim Aarons' A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life; signed by him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the photographer’s most well-known work which covered the global social circuit in a style that remains without peer to this day. Folio, original blue cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Slim Aarons on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. An exceptional example.
"We gain knowledge of our place in the universe not only from science but also from history, art and literature": First Edition of Dreams and Sky; Inscribed by Freeman Dyson
New York: New York Review of Books, 2015.
First edition of this sequel to Dyson’s 2006 The Scientist as Rebel. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page with a line from this work, “For John, We gain knowledge of our place in the universe not only from science but also from history, art and literature. Freeman Dyson.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Evan Johnston. A unique example.
"We gain knowledge of our place in the universe not only from science but also from history, art and literature": First Edition of Dreams and Sky; Signed by Freeman Dyson
New York: New York Review of Books, 2015.
First edition of this sequel to Dyson’s 2006 The Scientist as Rebel. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the half-title page with the following line from this work, “We gain knowledge of our place in the universe not only from science but also from history, art and literature. Freeman Dyson.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Evan Johnston. A unique example.
"Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer, Cheer to all Whos, far and near”: FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; INSCRIBED BY HIM
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points present: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page, “Merry Christmas to Lee, Wendy and Laurie from Dr. Seuss.” Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, desirable signed and inscribed.
“A GOLDEN AGE OF POETRY AND POWER OF WHICH THIS NOONDAY’S THE BEGINNING HOUR”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF FROST’S IN THE CLEARING
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.
Signed limited first edition of Frost’s final book of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. One of 1500 copies signed by Frost on the limitation page, this is number 1087. Fine in the original slipcase which is in very good condition.