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New York and London: Macmillan & Co 1893.
First edition, second issue of one of James’ neatest tales. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities, small tear to the front free endpaper.
First edition of Norman Cohn's classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium; Inscribed by Him in the year of publication
London: Secker & Warburg 1957.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Joan with love from Norman December 1957.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears to the crown. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream": Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1940.
Later printing of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, with illustrations by the author. In very good condition.
“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream": Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet; lengthily inscribed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1923.
First edition, early printing of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, with illustrations by the author. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by Kahlil Gibran on the title page, “This is for Elenor Fisch, who lives in the world of beautiful understanding. Kahlil Gibran, 1926.” From the library of D. Rajagopal with his library stamp to the front pastedown. Rajagopal was the lifelong friend and editor of Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, the leader of the Theosophy movement in the early 20th century, and one of its most famous figures. In his teachings, Krishnamurti stressed the necessity for a revolution of human consciousness, which could only occur with radical religious, political, and social change. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and with noted provenance.
“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.
"As you wish...": First Edition of the 35th Anniversary Edition of The Princess Bride; Signed by William Goldman
New York: Harcourt, Inc 2007.
First edition of the 35th Anniversary edition of this classic. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Goldman on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover art by Larry Rostant.
"Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage": FIRST EDITION in book form OF DICKENS The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; finely bound
London: Chapman and Hall 1837.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ first novel and one of his greatest works. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, with the first state Veller title page, with 43 engraved plates by Seymour and Browne and five Buss plates which Dickens requested to be removed in subsequent printings. In very good condition.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1958.
First edition of Updike’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To R.F. Garnett Best wishes John Updike 2/12/68.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny bit of wear to the spine crown. Jacket design by Harry Ford.
"Seeing Is Believing, But Sometimes The Most Real Things In The World Are The Things We Can't See": First Edition Of The Polar Express; Signed By Chris Van Allsburg With a Drawing
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1985.
First edition of Van Allsburg’s lushly illustrated, enchanting tale of childlike wonder and hope, winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page, who he has added a drawing of a reindeer. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
"Who ere while the happy Garden sung, by one man's disobedience lost, now sing": Finely Bound Set of The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton
London: John Macrone 1835.
Finely bound set of Milton’s poetical works including his masterpiece Paradise Lost. Octavo, 6 volumes, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Edited by Sir Edgerton Brydges. Illustratations by J.M.W. Turner. In near fine condition.
New York: Bellevue Literary Press 2014.
First edition. Small octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by both Robert Haas and Edward O. Wilson (who has drawn a picture of an ant) on the half-title page.
Finely bound example of f the poems of John Keats, arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin
New York: Brentano's 1924.
Finely bound example of the poems of John Keats, arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin. Octavo, two volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In near fine condition.
“Everybody must have a fantasy": First Edition of The Philosophy of Andy Warhol; Inscribed by Warhol with a Drawing
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “To Philip with love Andy Warhol.” Warhol has additionally drawn a doodle. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.
Seattle: University of Washington Press 1974.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both the author and Francis Crick on the title page, who contributed the foreword. The author has transcribed the following from this work, “The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry Robert Olby.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of the "first definitive History of the United Nations" The Parliament of Man; Signed by Paul Kennedy
New York: Random House 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “with compliments Paul Kennedy.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky": First Edition Of The Outsiders; Inscribed By S.E. Hinton
New York: Viking Press 1967.
First edition of the author’s classic first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “I hope you enjoy my book! Best wishes, Susie Hinton.” Fine in near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Richard M. Powers.