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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine with a contemporary bookplate to the inner gutter, in the first issue dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very nice example.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 109228
“A man is indeed a city, and for the poet there are no ideas but in things": Scarce Complete first edition set of William Carlos Williams' Masterpiece Paterson; each volume in the rare original dust jacket
New York: New Directions, 1946-1958.
Scarce complete first edition set of William Carlos Williams’ masterpiece including Book III, winner of the first National Book Award for Poetry. Octavo, five volumes, Books I-IV limited to 1,000 copies. In the Author’s Note to Book I, Williams describes the work as “a long poem in four parts”, yet a fifth volume was published seven years after the publication of Book IV and only five years before Williams’ death without a limitation statement. Each volume is near fine to fine in a near fine to fine dust jacket. Jacket drawing of William Carlos Williams to Book V by his brother, Edgar J. Williams.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 109863
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First edition of this memoir by the Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife Rose, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by both authors on the half-title page, “For Evelyn Rose Friedman and signed below by Milton Friedman. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 110358
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, “N.G. Wright with the compliments of Henry Clews Nov. 11, 97.” In near fine condition. A very sharp example.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 110377
"It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 117031
"Israel is the light of a New dawn. As in ancient days, she is again a bridge from the world of darkness to a world of light": First Edition of Leon Uris' Exodus Revisited; Signed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1960.
First edition of this monograph of photographs of Uris’ visit to Israel. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Shalom Leon Uris.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Sydney Butchkes. Project coordination by Ilan Hartuv.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 112569
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by John Scotford.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 111879
Paris: Typographie Plon Freres, 1849.
Rare first edition of this classic work by the “most celebrated poet of Bordeaux.” Octavo, bound in full period cloth retaining the original cloth spine, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 109802
New York: Summit Books, 1981.
First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “Fr Shecters-san! Thanks for all with best wishes Jerry ‘Adam Smith’ 2/2/81.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 112445
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled": First Edition of Robert Frost's Complete Book of Poems; Inscribed by Him
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949.
Early printing of this collection of poems, which includes the classic “The Road Not Taken.” Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To David Lelewer from his friend Robert Frost June 15 1954 Ripton VT.” The recipient was a student at Bread Loaf. Near fine in a near finedust jacket. Frontispiece by Clara E. Sipprell. Jacket design by John King.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 109719
“The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question": First English Edition of James Joyces Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Inscribed by Him
London: The Egoist Ltd, 1916.
First English edition, one of approximately 750 copies of Joyce’s classic stream-of-consciousness work, his first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Beatrice Randegger. James Joyce. 25 Novembre 1919. Trieste.” The recipient was a private student’s of Joyce in Italy. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 109550
"The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language": First Edition of Slouching Towards Bethlehem; Signed by Joan Didion
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.
First edition of what many consider her magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. A superior example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 109739
Etch bust of Albert Einstein done by well-known artist Hermann Struck. Signed by both Einstein and Struck, numbered 49/150. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 12.25 inches by 15 inches. An exceptional piece.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 95890
Finely Bound Extra Illustrated edition of de Bourrienne's Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte; bound by Riviere and Son
London: Richard Bentley, 1836.
Finely bound extra-illustrated edition set of de Bourrienne’s Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. Octavos, eight volumes, bound in full 19th century crimson morocco by Riviere and Son with gilt titles and tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, central gilt Napoleonic coats of arms and double gilt ruling to the front panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings including frontispieces to each volume. In near fine condition.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 109608
"The real measure is the success or fall of the climber to triumph, not over a lifeless mountain, but over themself": First Edition of The Ascent of Everest; Signed by Edmund Hillary and Wilfrid Noyce
London: Hodder & Houghton, 1953.
First edition of this account of the 1953 British conquest of Everest. Octavo, original blue cloth, with eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and many in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. Signed by team members Edmund Hillary and Wilfrid Noyce on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by W. Heaton Cooper. Chapter 16 is Sir Edmund Hillary’s stirring account of the final part of the climb, and the appendices are by members of the expedition. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Uncommon signed.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 109759
"A friend is someone you have things in common with, Charlie Brown": First Edition of I Need All The Friends I Can Get; Signed by Charles M. Schulz
San Francisco : Determined Productions, Inc, 1964.
First edition of this charming ‘little classic’ featuring Charles Schulz’s endearing Peanuts characters. Small octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles M. Schulz on the front free endpaper. Book design by Jim Young. Photograph by John Arms. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 109011
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes"; First Edition of Andrew Carnegies Classic Work The Gospel Of Wealth
New York: The Century Company, 1900.
First edition of Carnegie’s classic essay about the responsibilities of those of great means to use their wealth for the good of society. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition with light rubbing. First printings are uncommon.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 108644
“Every real story is a never ending story": First Edition of The Neverending Story; Signed by Michael Ende
New York: Doubleday & Company , 1983.
First edition in English of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Michael Ende on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 108738