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Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1746.
First edition of Edwards’ Great Awakening classic. Octavo, bound in contemporary full calf. In very good condition with some light rubbing and wear to the extremities. First editions are rare and desirable.
"The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs": First Edition of Adventures of a White-Collar Man; Inscribed by Alfred P. Sloan
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1941.
First edition of the story of Alfred P. Sloan’s rise to become General Motors executive. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Alfred P. Sloan. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Alfred Sloan P. Sloan Jr New York July 22, 1964.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Written in collaboration with Boyden Sparkes. Introduction by Karl T. Compton. Scarce and desirable signed by Sloan.
“Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life" First Edition of Agony and Ecstasy; Inscribed by Irving Stone
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1961.
First edition of Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Fran and Manny Lewis because they love Italian art. Most cordially Irving Stone.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket painting by Jack Keats and design by Sydney Butchkes. Rarely encountered signed and inscribed.
Full length photograph of Babe Ruth posing at a Massachusetts golf course with four other men, signed by Babe Ruth. Also signed by Massachusetts politicians John P. Feeney and Tom McEnanly. The photograph measures 7.25 inches by 9 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches. An exceptional photograph, rare and desirable signed by Ruth.
"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself": First Edition of Bobby Jones on Golf; Inscribed by the Legendary Golfer
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966.
First edition of “the most practical and useful golf book ever written, covering every shot in the game and every aspect of play.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Byron Sites, Best wishes, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.
Contributions to the Theory of Games Volumes I-IV; Signed by John Von Neumann, John Nash, Kenneth Arrow and Others
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1950-1959.
First edition of each work in this ground-breaking volume in game theory. Octavo, 4 volumes, original orange wrappers. Volume one is signed by John Von Neumann and John Nash on the title page. Contains the article by the Nobel Prize-winning economist entitled, “A Simple Three Person Poker Game.” Volume II is signed by Kenneth J. Arrow and John Milnor. Volume III is signed by W.H. Fleming and Philip Wolfe on the title page. Volume IV is signed by Robert J. Aumann and Martin Shubik. In near fine condition with some rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional set, unique signed by Von Neumann and other contributors.
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But He had one fault: he was too curious": Curious George; Inscribed by H.A. Rey with a drawing
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941.
First edition, early printing of the first book in the Curious George series. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Warmly inscribed by the H.A. Rey opposite the title page, who has added a drawing of George waving a straw hat. Signed editions, especially with drawings are rare.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970.
First edition of the story of the creation of Israel’s armed strength. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Rachel and Solomon Rapepord in deep friendship Shimon Peres 15.12.70.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears. Jacket design by Derrick Holmes. Rare and desirable signed.
New York: James D. McBride, Printed by the Colombian Publishing Company, 1876.
Rare Centennial Memorial facsimile broadside of the Declaration of Independence. In near fine condition. The document measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 23 inches. An excellent example.
Envelope signed (‘Wellington’) and addressed in the Duke’s hand to a recipient in Earlham, Norwich, postmarked “2 Feb 1834”, mounted together with a color reproduction of the portrait of Wellington by Thomas Lawrence and medal ribbons of the same kind as those Wellington was awarded. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 17 inches.
“This is a story of what I was, not what I am": First Edition of Robert Graves' Good-Bye to All That
London: Jonathan Cape, 1929.
First edition, first issue of Graves’ classic autobiography with Siegfried Sassoon’s poem on pp. 341-343. Octavo, original red cloth, frontispiece of Graves, illustrated with maps and photographs. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Jacket design by Len Lye. Photography by Alfred Cracknell. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888.
First manuscript facsimile edition, reproduced from Richard Doyle’s original text. Slim quarto, original cloth, patterned endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some chips and tears. Any dust jacket from the 1880’s are rare; this is the only example we have seen or heard of. Rare and desirable.
"... fortune holds some gifts in store for those who try": First Edition of Percy Fitzpatrick's Classic Work Jock of the Bushveld
London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1907.
First edition, first issue with drawings of a dung beetle pushing his load with his front legs rather than his back on pages 65, 337 and 457. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In excellent condition with the spine gilt bright and light rubbing to the extremities.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his publisher, “To Horace Liveright from Bertrand Russell with love & admiration.” The recipient, Horace Liveright was an American publisher and stage producer. With Albert Boni, he founded the Modern Library and Boni & Liveright publishers. He published the books of numerous influential American and British authors. In 1917 Liveright founded the Modern Library. It was formed as a reprinting line, publishing inexpensive books from European modernists, while Liveright published the work of contemporary Americans. Liveright published work by T. S. Eliot (The Waste Land), Charles Fort (The Book of the Damned), Theodore Dreiser (An American Tragedy), and Bertrand Russell (Marriage and Morals). The company also published the first books by Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Hart Crane, Dorothy Parker, and S. J. Perelman. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. A significant association.
"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated": First Edition of Arnold Palmer's My Game and Yours; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965.
First edition of Palmer’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly inscribed by Arnold Palmer on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1964.
First edition, early printing of Sloan’s influential work. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For a very good friend of both General Motors and my self Roger Lane Thanks for your help and with my best regards Alfred P. Sloan Jr. New York June 16, 1964.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Edited by John McDonald with Catherine Stevens. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread": First Edition of Native Son; Signed and Dated in the year of publication by Richard Wright
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940.
First edition, first issue binding with “A – P” on the copyright page. First issue green and yellow jacket, with price of $2.50 present and no blurbs on the spine. Octavo, original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red and gray. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication, “Sincerely, Richard Wright 3/11/40 New York.” Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with a some closed tears and wear.
"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light": First Edition of Le Corbusier's New World of Space
New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1948.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Foreword by F.S. Wright. Name to the endpapers, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
First edition one of the most important American musical works of the 20th century. Inscribed by George Gershwin on the front cover, “For Isaac Goldberg, this Rhapsody and affection. George Gershwin. October 1929.” Quarto, original printed wrappers, back wrapper with advertisements for Gershwin’s “Tip, Toes,” and “Lady, Be, Good” (covers and title-page detached, marginal tears). In very good condition with some wear. First editions signed and inscribed by Gershwin are rare and desirable.