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"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.
"If as they say some dust thrown in my eyes will keep my talk from getting overwise": First Signed limited Edition of Robert Frost's West-Running Brook
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928.
First signed limited edition of this work detailing Frost’s “Home Spun Philosophy”. Octavo, original half-cloth over pictorial boards, top edge gilt, illustrated with four tissue-guarded full-page woodcut illustrations by J.J. Lankes, this is number 736. One of one thousand copies signed by both Robert Frost and illustrator J.J. Lankes beneath each of his engravings. In very good condition.
First Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude in the First Issue Dust Jacket; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Translator Gregory Rabassa
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “y para Martin, con todo el afecto, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 05.” Additionally signed by the translator Gregory Rabassa on the title page. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the exclamation point at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
“I had already found that it was not good to be alone...but my books were always my friends, let fail all else": First Edition of Joshua Slocum's Classic Work Sailing Alone Around the World
New York: The Century Company, 1900.
First edition of “the finest single-handed adventure story yet written” (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. In near fine condition, name. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. An exceptional example.
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Poets Classic Work; Signed by Pablo Neruda
London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968.
First edition of Neruda’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Pablo Neruda on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Edwards. Translated by Robert Bly and James Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison's Masterpiece Beloved; Inscribed by Her to Actress Joan Powell
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
First edition of the author’s fourth novel and considered by many her finest. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Joan Powell Regards Toni Morrison.” The recipient Joan Powell is a singer, dancer and actress, most well-known for A Date with Judy (with Elizabeth Taylor), Royal Wedding (with Fred Astaire), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (with Howard Keel) and Hit the Deck. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by R.D. Scudellari. An nice presentation.