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"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe": First Edition of Cosmos; Signed by Carl Sagan
New York: Random House 1980.
First edition of one of the best-selling science books ever published. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Carl Sagan on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino, jacket painting by Adolph Schaller. Signed first printings are rare.
New York: MacMillan 1965.
First American edition of this early work by one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by tennis great Rod Laver on the title page. Light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare First Edition of Emily Posts Etiquette In the Original Dust Jacket
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in gilt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing. A very nice example, uncommon in this condition.
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company 1953.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Chess grandmaster Larry Evans, “To Ambassador Thompson Best wishes Larry Evans March, 1956.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
"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 of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. 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. Octavo, original red cloth. 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.