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"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.
“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.
"He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time": First Edition of The Call of the Wild In the Scarce Original Dust Jacket
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.
First edition, first issue of one of the most desirable classics in American literature. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in a the original dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine and front panel. With 18 full-page color illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Warner Books, 1999.
First edition of this memoir by Jane Goodall. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jane Goodall on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Phillip Berman.
“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them": First Edition of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
First edition of Huxley’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear to the crown of the spine. An exceptional example.
"One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century": First Edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1937.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light shelfwear and rubbing. Without the rare dust jacket.
Photograph of Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, boldly signed by each, “Dwight D. Eisenhower”, and signed, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 12.5 inches. In near fine condition.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM in the rare original dust jacket
Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, number 711 of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49.” Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt. The book is in fine condition in the rare original dust jacket, which is in very good condition. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousef Karsh. Rare and desirable in this condition.
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.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.
First edition of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography, which recounts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and offers an inside look at Dr. King, his sermons and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes Coretta Scott King.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.