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New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of Capote’s seductive, wistful masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Truman Capote on a tipped in page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Ismar David. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 115422
First Edition of Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower The Tiny Seed; Signed by Him
New York: Thomas J. Crowell, 1970.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Small name on the front free endpaper, in the rare original dust jacket with a few small closed tears and a few chips to the spine and rear panel. Rare.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 5348
One of only 500 Signed Limited Edition 25th Anniversary edition; Signed by Eric Carle with an original drawing of a Caterpillar
New York: Philomel, 1994.
One of only 500 Signed Limited Edition 25th Anniversary edition. Oblong quarto, original silver boards. Signed by Eric Carle with an original drawing on the front panel. In fine condition as is the original cardboard box.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 20036
"How doth the little crocodile improve its shining tail, and pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale": First Edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground; Inscribed By The Author to his Cousin May Knight
London: Macmillan and Co, 1886.
First edition of the original manuscript which was later expanded and published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, elaborate gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt vignette to the rear panel, triple gilt ruled. All edges gilt, black endpapers, text printed in the author’s handwriting including thirty-seven illustrations in facsimile, advertisements at rear. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to his cousin, “May Knight from the Author Jan. /87.” In very good condition with some toning to the spine. An excellent association.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 88080
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962.
First edition of Carson’s landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Rachel Carson on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities. Drawings by Lois and Louis Darling. \
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 83522
“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time": First Edition of Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment; Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952.
First edition of Cartier-Bresson’s classic work, with 126 photographs by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers.” Folio, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson on the title page, “à Joan et Eliot, ‘The Decisive Moment’ de l’amitié, Henri, 19 Jan 57, la vraie patrie c’est l’amitié.” The recipient was Eliot Elisofon, a fellow photographer and a founding member of the Photo League in 1936. He was one of the most active and productive members: he gave guest lectures (1938–43); co-organized the Men at Work project with Lewis Hine (1940); served periodically as president between 1939 and 1941; taught courses on photojournalism and flash photography (1940–41); and participated in numerous exhibitions. Elisofon taught at many institutions, including the Institute of American Artists School (1936-1941), the New School (1938), the Clarence H. White School of Photography (November 1940 – April 1941), the Photo League (1941), the New School for Social Research (1942), the Museum of Modern Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Yale University, Syracuse University, Radcliffe College, Wellesley College, and Sarah Lawrence College. Elisofon’s first assignments for Life magazine appeared in 1937, Tin Type Photographer and Jewish New Year, and in 1941 his image of General Patton was the first color cover of Life. Patton was intrigued by Elisofon’s desire to get as close to the action as possible and nicknamed him “Hellsapopin.” He was the only photographer to accompany Gen. Patton throughout the North African Campaign. His photographs became an exhibition titled The Tunisian Triumph, which opened in June 1943 at MoMA and traveled to 20 cities in the United States. From 1942 to 1964 he was a staff photographer for Life magazine. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Matisse. An exceptional association, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 117546
“The picture is good or not from the moment it was caught in the camera": First Edition of Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952.
First edition of Cartier-Bresson’s classic work, with 126 photographs by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers.” Folio, original illustrated boards. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Henri Matisse.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 121432
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1988.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Raymond Carver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lorraine Louie.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 101276
“The old man smiled. 'I shall not die of a cold, my son. I shall die of having lived": First Edition of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927.
First edition, first issue, with the textual error in line 16, page 20 (“happnd”) and p. 57 (“suppper”) of Cather’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise box. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 118465
"To surrender dreams — this may be madness": Jarvis' English translation of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote; with a fore-edge of Don Quixote charging with his steed Rocinante
The Adventures of Don Quixote De La Mancha; Translated From the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. [Fore-edge Painting].
London: Ward, Lock & Co, [c. 1880].
Finely bound example of Jarvis’ translation of Cervantes’ masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruling to he front and rear panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Tony Johannot, tissue-guarded frontispiece in color. With a fore-edge painting of Don Quixote charging on his trusty steed Rocinante. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 121450
Paris: Editions d'Art Skira, 1956.
First edition. Small octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates. Inscribed by Marc Chagall on the title page, “Pour David de Marc Chagall en bon souvenir N.Y. 1967.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with the original slipcase.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 5097
Wheaton, Ill: Van Kampen Press, 1953.
First edition of this collection of essays by the author of My Utmost For His Highest. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 75634
“She smelled the way the Taj Mahal looks by moonlight": First Edition of Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949.
First edition, first state, of Chandler’s fifth hard-boiled novel featuring his iconic private eye, Philip Marlowe. Octavo, original orange cloth. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket by Boris Artzybasheff.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 100041
“The crucial artist of the twentieth century" (The New Yorker) First Edition Charlie Chaplin's Autobiography; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964.
First edition of “the best autobiography ever written by an actor. An astonishing work” (Chicago Tribune). Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the dedication page, “Best wishes Charles Chaplin Oct 1968.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Scarce signed.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 92368
Rare original photograph of a young Charlie Chaplin. Signed by Chaplin beneath his portrait, “Faithfully Chas Chaplin.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches by 5 inches. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 14.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 95208
Complete Set of Dickens' Christmas Books, Including First Editions of The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Battle of Life; Cricket on the Hearth; The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1843-48.
Complete set of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Books. Octavo, 5 volumes, bound in the original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panels, all edges gilt. A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is a sixth edition with the half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, verso printed in blue, hand-colored etched frontispiece and three hand-colored etched plates by John Leech, four wood-engravings in-text by W.J. Linton after Leech, 2pp. publisher’s advertisements at rear. In very good condition with a contemporary gift inscription to the verso of the front panel. First edition of The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year with the advertisement, half-title, engraved frontispiece and additional first state pictorial vignette title page. In near fine condition. First edition of The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home with half-title, frontispiece and vignette title page with tissue guard present, first state ad leaf. In near fine condition with ownership inscriptions. First edition of the Battle of Life: A Love Story with half-title, advertisements, frontispiece and fourth state vignette title page. In near fine condition with an autograph letter bound in and period catalogue descriptions affixed to the half-title. First edition of The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain: A Fancy for Christmas-Time with advertisements, frontispiece and vignette title page. A nice set.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 104873
"Have gone to Patagonia": First Edition of the Authors Masterpiece In Patagonia; Signed by Bruce Chatwin
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
First edition of author’s most well-known work and one of the great travel books of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece map and 4 black and white photographic plates. Signed by Bruce Chatwin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example, rare signed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 44025
“The law is whatever is successfully argued and plausibly maintained": First Edition of Alexander Hamilton; Signed by Ron Chernow
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.
First edition of this landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Ron Chernow on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gabriele Wilson.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 120901
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.
Early printing of this classic work. Quarto, original patterned boards, illustrated throughout. Lengthily inscribed by both Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle on the half-title page. Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell. Drawings by Sidonie Coryn. Rare and desirable signed by Beck and Bertholle.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104931