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"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains": First Edition of Hunter Thompsons celebrated first book Hells Angels; Signed by Him and Illustrator Ralph Steadman
New York : Random House 1967
First edition of Thompson’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson and illustrator Ralph Steadman on the half-title page, who illustrated both Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas among others. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Joseph del Gaudio. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example of this title.
“How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!”: First Edition of Jules Verne's Classic From the Earth to the Moon
New York : Scribner, Armstrong & Company 1874
First fully illustrated American edition of Verne’s science fiction classic, originally published as De la Terre a la Lune in French in 1865 and translated by Louis Mercier and Eleanor E. King. Octavo, original publisher’s terra-cotta cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and black over bevelled boards. Illustrated with 80 wood-engraved plates including tissue-guarded frontispiece. The verso of title page advertises a single Verne title, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth priced at $2.00. In near fine condition, with the spine and front panel gilt exceptionally bright. Period ownership inscription.
London : Printed for Geo B. Whittaker 1826
Finely bound set containing a selection of English translations of the short stories of various German authors. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with engravings. In near fine condition.
"Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life": First Edition of The Phantom Tollbooth; Signed by both Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
New York : Epstein & Carroll 1961
First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Signed by both Norton Juster and illustrator, Jules Feiffer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some professional restoration to the extremities. Desirable signed by both Juster and Feiffer.
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. Boldly inscribed by Coretta Scott King on the front free endpaper, “To Beatrice Thrope With best wished Coretta Scott King.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Reed.
Scarce finely bound 19th century example of Oficio de la Semana Santa; an official text for the Spanish Holy Week masses
Madrid : En la Imprenta del Norte 1815
Scarce finely bound 19th century example of Oficio de la Semana Santa; an official text for the Spanish Holy Week masses. Quartos, ten volumes. Bound into six elaborately bound in full contemporary mottled calf with gilt tooling to the spine, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, wide gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, all edges speckled yellow and green, marbled endpapers. Text in Spanish and Latin. In fine condition. Exceptionally rare, OCLC records only one complete set (in the National Library of Spain) and one partial set (in the SÃ¤chsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden).
Ethiopia : C. 18th Century
Rare illustrated Ethiopian Coptic Ge’ez Bible. Small octavo, bound in full leather with elaborate tooling stamped in blind to the front and rear panels, braided leather ribbon bound in, parchment manuscript of approximately 120 leaves in black and red ink, with a full-page miniature depicting Madonna and child flanked by two cherubs and double-page spread featuring Saint George slaying the dragon. Housed in the original leather chemise case with leather carrying handle.
"But hes a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid": First Edition of Arthur Miller's Pultizer Prize-Winning Classic The Death Of A Salesman
New York : The Viking Press 1949
First edition of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Name to the title page, near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with rubbing and wear. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch.
“To understand all is to forgive all": First American Edition and Limited Presentation Copy of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited
New York : Little, Brown and Company 1945
First American edition of Waugh’s masterpiece, one of 150 presentation copies produced with compliments of the publisher and preceding the first trade edition. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s original presentation slip laid in which reads, “This is a presentation copy of a limited edition. It is is not a review copy.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
"Its just that Id rather die of drink than of thirst": First edition of Ian Fleming's Thunderball; Inscribed by Fleming to OSS and CIA Agent Charles Jackson
London : Jonathan Cape 1961
First edition of the ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To C.D. Jackson who says nice things! from Ian Fleming.” The recipient Charles Douglas Jackson joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in 1943 and the following year he was appointed Deputy Chief at the Psychological Warfare Division at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), and it was during this time Fleming, working for Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division, likely would have met Jackson. After the war, Jackson worked for Life Magazine, and at the time of Thunderball‘s publication, had become the magazine’s publisher. Several years after Jackson’s death in 1964 it was revealed that he had been a CIA agent since 1948. An exceptional association of two important figures in the British/American nexus of World War II and Cold War intelligence operatives given its fullest embodiment in the popular imagination through Fleming’s enduring spy avatar James Bond. Gilbert A9a (1.1). Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket art by Richard Chopping.
"One of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature"; Rare 17th century example of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica
Ex Officina Guilielmi Riverii : Atrebati [Arras, France] 1610
Rare 17th century example of Thomas Aquinas’ “most perfect work, the fruit of his mature years, in which the thought of his whole life is condensed.” Folio, bound in full period calf with elaborate tooling to the front and rear panels, red morocc spine label lettered in gilt, raised bands to the spine, woodcut printers device to the title page, woodcut initials, title vignettes, head and tail pieces. Printed in double columns with marginal notes and double lines. Contains the three parts of the Summa theologica, followed by the Supplement as well as the indexes. In very good condition. A desirable example of this important and influential work.
"One of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature"; Early printing of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica
Sumpt. Joannis Girin, & Barth. Rivière in vico Mercatorio : Lugduni 1677
Rare early printing of Thomas Aquinas’ “most perfect work, the fruit of his mature years, in which the thought of his whole life is condensed.” Folio, four volumes bound into one in one quarter morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in seven compartments within raised bands, all edges red, woodcut printer’s device to the title page, woodcut headpieces and initials. In very good condition. Library stamp to the title page. A prime example of this important and influential work.
“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.
"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again": First Extra Illustrated Signed Limited Edition of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby
London : Chapman and Hall 1839
First extra illustrated signed limited edition of one of Dickens’ most popular novels. Octavos, two volumes bound in full brown pebbled morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tolling to the spine in 6 compartments within raised gilt bands, floral gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous engravings. Inscribed by Charles Dickens three days before his final reading in his American tour on the limitation page, “Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens New York. Wednesday Fifteenth April, 1868.” Dickens performed 22 readings at Steinway Hall in New York City between December 1867 and April 18, 1868. His final appearance occurred at a banquet dinner in his honor at the landmark Delmonico’s on Saturday the 18th where he famously stated that he would no longer denounce America, having restored his faith during this visit after his less successful first trip twenty years earlier. This extra-illustrated edition was compiled and bound by Curtis Guild in 1880 with an additional printed title-page stating that it is “Extended by the Insertion of the Author’s Autograph, a Portrait of Mr. Macready, a Complete Set of the Onwhyn plates, Illustrations by Darley, Reinhart, Eytinge and Others, Collected from Various Sources in Europe and America, by Curtis Guild / Boston, 1880.” In near fine condition. A stunning example.
First Editions of Andre L. Simon's The History of the Wine Trade in England; Both Volumes Inscribed by Him
London : Wyman & Sons 1906-07
First editions of Simon’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth, three volumes. Volumes I and III are signed Andre Simon, Volume II is inscribed by him, “With the author’s Compliments Andre L. Simon 12 Nov 08 To Austin Bellow.” In very good condition with rubbing and wear to volume II.