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“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": Later printings of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Three Other All-Time Favorites; Thrice Signed And Inscribed by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Plus Three More All-Time Favorites: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
New York: Bantum Books, 1977-1978.
Later printings of four of Dahl’s most beloved works. Octavo, 4 volumes, original illustrated wrappers including the first appearance in paperback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox are signed by the author on the dedication page in green ink, “Roald Dahl.” Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is inscribed on the half-title page, “To Little Sammy With Love Roald Dahl 1982.” Each volume is in near fine condition. Housed in a custom illustrated slipcase which is in very good condition. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman, Jill Bennett, and Donald Chaffin. Rare and desirable inscribed by Dahl.
Rare original photograph of a young Charlie Chaplin. Signed by Chaplin beneath his portrait, “Faithfully Chas Chaplin.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches by 5 inches. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 14.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
First Edition of Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses; Inscribed by William Woodward To Nelson Doubleday
Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses: From the Collection of William Woodward. With Notes by W.S. Vosburgh.
New York: Privately Printed for Ernest R. Gee [by The Derrydale Press], 1929.
First edition, one of 300 copies. Quarto, bound original full red crimson morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt tooling to the spine with raised bands, gilt ruled covers with gilt title on front cover, top edge gilt. Inscribed by the author, “To Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Doubleday with my best and affectionate regards William Woodward.” The recipient, Nelson Doubleday was a United States book publisher and president of Doubleday Company from 1922-1946. His father Frank N. Doubleday founded the business. Contains sixty-eight engraved plates and three charts. In very good condition.
London: Hutchinson , 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Garry Kasparov on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Greek edition of Christ Recrucified. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
"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.
"Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties!": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Christmas Story; Inscribed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page, “Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R.” An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close friend or family member. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. An exceptional example.
“A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain”: First Edition of Chronicle of a Death Foretold; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
First edition of this novella by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Alain Gauthier. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
New York & Company: W.W. Norton, 2005.
First edition of this omnibus edition celebrating a great scientific mind and a legendary American original including a live recording. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Includes the commemorative CD.
New York: Atheneum Books , 1978.
First edition, later printing of this children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Judi Barret on the front free endpaper, who has added a drawing of three clouds and three meatballs. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Collected Essays on Economic Theory. Wealth and Welfare. With: Money, Interest and Wages. With: Classics and Moderns.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981-83.
First edition of John Hicks’ three-volume series which comprise his most important theoretical papers. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each volume is fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace; Inscribed by W.E.B. DuBois to His Wife Shirley
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1945.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his wife Shirley Graham Du Bois, “For Shirley WEBD.”From the library of Shirley Graham DuBois. Ms. DuBois was an American award-winning author, playwright, composer, and activist, and wife of W.E.B. Du Bois, whom she married in 1951. W.E.B. DuBois is the author of The Souls of Black Folk, a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. An outstanding association, linking these two great writers and activists of the twentieth century . Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some toning the spine and a few small chips.
Francofurti ad Moenum: Johanne Oleario, 1691.
Rare 17th century example of the Pauline Epistles. Quarto, bound in full period vellum. Engraved headpiece, initials, and tailpiece. From the library of Professor F. A. Schmidt, one of the best known Lutheran scholars in the northwestern United States, with his bookplate to the front pastedown (Curtiss-Wedge, 409). In very good condition with some browning to the text.
New York: Atheneum, 1963.
First edition of this seminal work on advertising. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Willis Shank from David Ogilvy with gratitude and admiration November 1963.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. On the verso of the dust jacket there are “samples of David Ogilvy’s wizardry,” and it unfolds to reveal six advertisements he created.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
First edition of Sagan’s science fiction work which deals with the theme of contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “For Jenny and Steve with best wishes and warm regards Carl 4/26/85.” The recipients Steve and Jenny Rock were friends of Carl Sagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
"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.
Tel Aviv: Ayanot Publishing House, 1953.
First edition of this pictorial record of David Ben-Gurion. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed and dated in Hebrew on the front free endpaper by Paula Ben-Gurion in 1962. Edited by Yehuda Erez. Layout by Shmuel Zur. English text by I.M. Lask. In near fine condition. Books signed by Paula Ben-Gurion are rare.
First Edition of Henry Paulson's Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower; Signed by Him
New York: Twelve Books, 2015.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by Henry Paulson in the month of publication. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.