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"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society": First Edition of The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor; Signed by Her
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.
New York: Delacorte Press, 2018.
First edition of Justice Sotomayor's autobiography, which details the life of the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Sonia Sotomayor on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Bianchini and Larsson McSwain.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 123929
First Edition of Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography; Inscribed by Ken Burns
BURNS, Ken; Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan.
Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
First edition of this companion volume to the documentary by Ken Burns. Quarto, original original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author, "For Robert Sargent Fay Ken Burns December 16, 2002." The recipient was a consulting photographer for this PBS documentary, Mark Twain, directed by Ken Burns. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 5741
Rare first edition of For Britain's Soldiers: A Contribution to the Needs of our Fighting Men and Their Families; with contributions by Rudyard Kipling and H.G. Wells
KIPLING, Rudyard; Sir Walter Besant; Max Pemberton; Morley Roberts; H.G. Wells; Percy White; et al.
For Britain’s Soldiers: A Contribution to the Needs of our Fighting Men and Their Families.
London: Methuen & Co, 1900.
First edition of this anthology published and sold to benefit the officers and men of the British Army in South Africa during the Boer Wars. Octavo, original publisher's decorated cloth. In very good condition.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 122456
Rare first edition of National Bank Organization 1812-1904
National Bank Organization 1812-1904.
New York: The National City Bank of New York, 1904.
First edition of this detailed work on the organization of the National City Bank. Octavo, original cloth. In fine condition.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 124768
First edition of Efua Sutherland's Playtime in Africa; from the library of American photographer Marie Cosindas
SUTHERLAND, Efua. Photographs by Willis E. Bell.
Playtime in Africa.
London: Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd, .
First British edition of Sutherland and Bell's classic children's photobook. Octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. From the library of American photographer Marie Cosindas with a gift inscription to her on the front free endpaper. Marie Considas became best known for her evocative still life and color portraits. She was one of the first photographers to incorporate color photography into her work, which distinguished her from other photographers in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962, Ansel Adams recommended Cosindas to Polaroid for their artist trial of their new instant-developing color film. She was the fifth woman to have a show at the Museum of Modern…
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 95105
Signed Limited Edition of Eugene O'Neill and the Senator From Texas
O'NEILL, Eugene .
Eugene O’Neill and the Senator From Texas.
New Haven: Yale University Library Gazette, 1961.
Signed limited first edition, number 79 of 100 examples, signed by Earle B. Mayfield. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition. Edited by John S. Mayfield. With an original signed letter from the editor laid in.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 112069
First Edition of Men In Groups; Inscribed by Lionel Tiger
Men in Groups.
New York: Random House, 1969.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Lionel Tiger on the front free endpaper.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 2709
First edition of Herbert Aptheker's Afro American History: The Modern Era; inscribed by him
Afro American History: The Modern Era. A Pioneering Chronicle of the Black People in Twentieth-Century America.
New York: The Citadel Press, 1971.
First edition of the prolific American Marxist historian's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Jan 1972 For Mrs. Janette Harris - with warmest regards & best wishes, Herbert Aptheker." The recipient, Janette Harris was a fellow social rights activist who was expelled from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she and five other students were arrested for attempting to desegregate an all-White lunch counter. She went on to serve as a campaign manager for the Carter-Mondale reelection campaign, research associate for the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life…
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 134261
First edition of Henry Kissinger's Years of Renewal; Signed by Him
Years of Renewal.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
First edition of the concluding volume of Kissinger's memoirs. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow. Jacket photographs by Mao Zedong and Darleen Rubin. From the library of noted businessman Ira A. Lipman.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 140012
T. E. Lawrence's Revolt in the Desert
LAWRENCE, T. E..
Revolt in the Desert.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1927.
First edition, third impression of T. E. Lawrence’s own abridgment of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which achieved immediate popular success. Quarto, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 123086
"A brilliant record of hazardous adventure": C. Leonard Woolley and T. E. Lawrence's The Wilderness of Zin
WOOLLEY, C. Leonard and T. E. Lawrence.
The Wilderness of Zin.
London: Stacey International, 2003.
Revised edition of the authors comprehensive account of their daring 1914 military mapping expedition in southern Palestine. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Preface by Jonathan Tubb. Introduction by T. Sam N. Moorehead. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 124354
First edition of David Rieff's Going to Miami; inscribed by him and from the library of Peter Matthiessen
RIEFF, David. [Peter Matthiessen].
Going to Miami: Exiles, Tourists, and Refugees in the New America.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1987.
First edition of Rieff's classic work on the complex history of Miami, Florida. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half title page, "For Maria, with much love. David New York IX.9.87." The recipient, Maria Eckhart was the third wife of American writer Peter Matthiessen. American writer Peter Matthiessen remains the only writer to have won the National Book Award in both nonfiction (The Snow Leopard, 1979) and fiction (Shadow Country, 2008). A prominent environmental activist, Matthiessen received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2008 at the age of 81 for Shadow Country. "No…
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 135144
First Edition of Patrick Leigh Fermor's Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece
FERMOR, Patrick Leigh .
Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1966.
First American edition of the author's travelogue companion piece to Mani. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, with 16 pages of illustrations. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 114533
“A WOMAN IS LIKE A TEABAG - ONLY IN HOT WATER DO YOU REALIZE HOW STRONG SHE IS”: First Edition of My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan; Inscribed by Her
My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan.
New York: Random House, 1989.
First edition of Nancy Reagan's memoirs. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Gene Williams Best Wishes Nancy Reagan Apr '92." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Written in collaboration with William Novak.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 1860
First edition of Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War
GUERNSEY, Alfred H. and Henry M. Alden.
Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War.
Chicago: Star Publishing Company, 1894.
First edition of Vol. II of this profusely illustrated compendium of American Civil War leaders and battles. Folio, original publisher's binding decorated in gilt, illustrated. In good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 134337
DANIEL J. BOORSTIN'S THE AMERICANS: THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE; LENGTHILY INSCRIBED BY HIM
The Americans: The Colonial Experience.
New York: Random House, 1973.
Early printing of the final volume in Boorstin's The Americans series. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Jim Wooley - fellow Oklahoman and explorer of American history - with warm regards from Dan Boorstin July 30, 1973." Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 36598
First Edition of Roger D. Hunt and Jack R. Brown's Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue
HUNT, Roger D. and Jack R. Brown.
Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue.
Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, Inc., 1990.
First edition of Hunt and Brown's monumental compilation of biographical sketches of Union brevet brigadier generals in the Civil War. Quarto, original cloth decorated in gilt, profusely illustrated with portraits. In fine condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 133074
"To Jean with Love, Mother": First Edition of Nehru of India; Inscribed by the author to her daughter
Nehru of India.
New York: The John Day Company, 1948.
First edition of this biography of Nehru. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author to her daughter on the front free endpaper, "To Jean with Love, Mother Cornelia Spencer June 1948." Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 103269
Finely bound new edition of John Hawkesworth's the adventurer
HAWKESWORTH, John; Richard Bathurst.
The Adventurer: A New Edition.
London: Printed for J. Strahan, J Rivington and Sons, 1778.
Finely bound new edition in book form of The Adventurer, first published as a bi-weekly newspaper edited by John Hawkesworth. Octavo, volume 3 of 4 volumes bound in full contemporary calf with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt tooling to the spine, gilt turn-ins, engraved frontispiece. In very good condition. Ownership inscriptions.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 112589