- Browse All
- Art and Architecture
- Autograph Letters Signed
- Biography and Autobiography
- Children's Books
- Economics and Finance
- Fine Bindings and Sets
- First Edition
- Food and Wine
- Framed Autographs and Historical Documents
- Gifts - For Her
- Gifts - For Him
- Gifts - Graduation and Celebrations
- Gifts - Holidays
- History, Law, and Politics
- New Arrivals
- Presidents and World Leaders
- Science and Natural History
- Science Fiction and Mystery
- Signed & Autographed Books
- Sports and Leisure
- Travel and Exploration
"The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it": First Edition of American Cookery; Signed by James Beard
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1972.
First edition of “the bible of American cooking” (Time). Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by James Beard on the half-title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrations by Earl Thollander. Jacket design by Elna Rapp. Jacket illustration by Mary Purcell.
"The sooner you go to sleep," his little mother had told him, "the sooner Santa Claus will come. You don't want to keep him waiting, do you?": First Edition of Pearl Buck's Christmas Miniature; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: The John Day Company, 1957.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s Christmas classic. Octavo, original cloth. Name erased to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. A very nice example in the rare dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Anna Marie Magagna.
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
“Enlightenments, like accidents, happen only to prepared minds": First Edition of Models of My Life; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Herbert A. Simon
New York: Basic Books, 1991.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Dwight Harris with best wishes, Herbert A. Simon 3 November 1994.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Illustrated Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin to his Neighbors in the Year of Publication
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1991.
First illustrated edition of this classic work. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper in the year of publication of both volumes. Volume one’s inscription reads “For Hope and Sam- good friends, good neighbors- with affection from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Volume two’s inscription reads, “For Hope and Sam- with affection over many years from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Both volumes are in fine condition, as is the slipcase. A nice association.
"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body": First Edition of Margaret Sanger's An Autobiography; Inscribed by Her
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1938.
First edition of Sanger’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Sanger. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Hubert Michelman Margaret Sanger.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
First edition of this collaboration between the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the famed illustrator. Octavo, original red cloth, illustrated. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth
Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.
First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In good condition, showing wear to the edges and cloth, still an unrestored example of the first printing.
"For Alice Adams one of our Planned Parenthood Mother of four lovely children my congratulations and admiration": First Edition of The Margaret Sanger Story; Lengthily Inscribed by Sanger to Fellow Writer Alice Adams
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1955.
First edition of the biography of the founder of the American birth-control movement. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Alice Adams one of our Planned Parenthood Mother of four lovely children my congratulations and admiration Margaret Sanger April 17 55.”The recipient Alice Adams was a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel was Careless Love and after began publishing stories in The New Yorker. She wrote eleven novels, including the bestseller Superior Women. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. An exceptional association.
“THE ONE THING TO WHICH FATE BINDS US IS LIBERTY”: First Edition of The Problem of Monopoly; Inscribed by Economist John Bates Clark
New York: Columbia University Press, 1904.
First edition. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Inscribed by John Bates Clark on the front free endpaper, “Mrs. Eva Perry Moore with the author’s regards.” In fine condition. Books signed by John Bates Clark are rare.
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented": First American Editions of Elie Wiesel's Night Trilogy; Each Signed by Him
New York: Hill and Wang, 1960-1962.
First American editions of each work in the author’s acclaimed Night Trilogy. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each are signed by Wiesel, The Accident is inscribed by him. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
First Edition of Henry Clews Recollections About Wall Street; Twenty-Eight Years In Wall Street; Inscribed by Him
New York: Irving Publishing Company, 1888.
First edition of Clews’ classic work. Thick octavo, original green cloth, with titles to the spine in gilt and engraved frontispiece and nearly 50 portrait plates. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “___ ______ with the compliments of Henry Clews N.Y. May 3rd, 95.” In very good condition with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities.
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.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1972.
First English edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “For Gania, with my best wishes and warmest shalom, Amos Oz.” Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears and wear to the spine. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.
"PROFITS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT LOSSES NEVER DO": FIRST EDITION OF JESSE LIVERMORES HOW TO TRADE IN STOCKS
New York : Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.
First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition with light shelfwear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”: First British Edition of Long Walk To Freedom; Warmly Inscribed by Nelson Mandela
London: Little, Brown and Company, 1994.
First British edition of the first autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century which has went on to sell over six million copies worldwide. Octavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Dr. Ivan May Compliments and best wishes to a public figure who cares. Nelson Mandela 6.1.95.” The recipient Ivan May, was academician and humanitarian, who worked closely with The Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was described by the foundation as “a groundbreaking leader in the sphere of giving.” Inscription of the recipient on the half-title page, near fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
Signed limited edition of Roosevelt’s classic work. One of 260 numbered copies signed by Theodore Roosevelt, this is number 56. Printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.
First Edition of The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal; Inscribed by Jared Diamond
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1992.
First edition of this early work by the award-winning scientist. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by Jared Diamond on the front free endpaper to noted book collector Larry Owens. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“I fell in love with literature and stayed lovesick all my life": First British Editions of The Coast of Utopia; Each volume is Signed by Tom Stoppard
London: Faber & Faber, 2002.
First British editions of Stoppard’s trilogy of plays, which focuses on the philosophical debates in pre-revolution Russia between 1833 and 1866. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each volume is signed by Tom Stoppard on the title page. Each volume is fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roger Angell on the title page. Small stain to the bottom page edges, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.