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"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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Gene Ballard, With best regards, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Bookplate of the recipient, fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 100288
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953.
First edition of the daily journal of American Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Thomas Merton on the title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 96038
Photograph of Presidents Herbert Hoover & Harry S. Truman, signed by both Presidents. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 11.25 inches by 9.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by both Hoover and Truman.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 102878
Autographed letter signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The letter reads, “Concord 8 Feb. 1864 Dear Mrs. Botter, In obedience to your request send to me through my daughter, I enclose this paper. yours faithfully, R.W. Emerson.” Double matted and framed with a photograph of Emerson. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17.5 inches. A very attractive piece.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 64045
"In Loves fair garden-close I wander free, so take your guerdon elsewhere, lovely June": First edition of Joyce Kilmer's Summer of Love; Inscribed by him to fellow poet and critic Thomas Walsh
New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1911.
First edition, first issue of Joyce Kilmer’s first book of verse. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow poet and literary critic Thomas Walsh, “To Thomas Walsh, With appreciation of his roast of this book, and the sincere admiration of Joyce Kilmer, June 20, 1913, Brooklyn, NY.” A scholar of Latin American and Spanish literature, Thomas Walsh published four books of poetry and wrote many short articles and reviews, including several for the New York Times. With Walsh’s bookplate to the pastedown. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise box. A nice association and uncommon signed as Kilmer was killed in World War I.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 92792
A proxy boldly signed by John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. as a shareholder and appointing five men as his proxies, who were George F. Baker, Walter B. James, Edward S. Harkness, Robert S. Brewster, and R.T. Crane, Jr., at the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Jekyl Island Club.” Double matted and framed, with a photograph of Morgan. The entire piece measures 13.25 inches by 17.25 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 67053
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition of Watson’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Signed by James Watson on the title page. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Some dampstaining to the cloth and a few pages in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 74024
Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, c. 1900.
Finely bound set of Burton’s The Book of the the Thousands Nights, limited set, number 846 of 1000 copies. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous gravure plates from etchings, drawings and paintings. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 100392
Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, 1902.
Second edition of Herzl‘s Utopian novel in which he envisioned the social and cultural climate of a new Hebrew Nation. Octavo, original cloth. In good condition. Rare.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 101406
Ethiopia: C. 18th Century.
Rare illustrated Ethiopian Coptic Ge’ez Bible. Small octavo, bound in full leather with elaborate tooling stamped in blind to the front and rear panels, braided leather ribbon bound in, parchment manuscript of approximately 120 leaves in black and red ink, with a full-page miniature depicting Madonna and child flanked by two cherubs and double-page spread featuring Saint George slaying the dragon. Housed in the original leather chemise case with leather carrying handle.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 90405
"the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States"; Rare First Edition, first issue of The Cook's Own Book
The Cook’s Own Book: Being a Complete Culinary Encyclopedia: Consisting of All Valuable Recipes For Cooking Meat, Fish, and Fowl.
Boston: Munroe and Francis; New York, Charles S. Francis, and David Felt; Philadelphia, Carey and Lea, and Grigg and Elliot, 1832.
First edition, first issue, of “the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States” (Oxford Companion to Food, 17), and one of the most popular American cookbooks of the 19th century; with the woodcut diagram showing cuts of beef on page xxxii, no mention of Lyman Thurston & Co. on the copyright page, and 1832 as the date of both printing and copyright (Lowenstein, 160; Cagle & Stafford, 447). Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label. In very good condition with period recipes affixed to the front free endpaper with a pin. Scarce and desirable.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 99347
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers, 1887.
First American edition in English of Tolstoy’s short story in reference to the Catholic hymn Ubi Caritas. Small octavo, original cloth with elaborate gilt tooling to the front panel. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. In near fine condition. First editions are rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 96100
Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant Maj. Gen, U.S.A.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 10.5 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 94708
"It is this theme, co-operation in industry, that I desire to develop": Rare first edition of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s The Personal Relation in Industry; in the rare original dust jacket
New York: Boni and Liveright, Inc, 1923.
First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; an important contribution to the field of industrial relations. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, uncut leaves as issued. Publisher’s advertisement for Edward L. Bernays’ Crystallizing Public Opinion on the rear flap of the dust jacket. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine, bookplate. Rare in this condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 89089
“Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?”: Signed limited Edition of P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1997.
Signed limited edition of this children’s classic, one of 100 numbered copies, this is number 98. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Mary Shepard. In fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 115369
"The cowboy is the most vivid and native character in the United States today": First Edition of Alice Rogers Hager's Big Loop and Little; Inscribed by her to Amelia Earhart
New York: Macmillan, 1937.
First edition of the author’s classic illustrated story of the West. Large octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to legendary aviator and personal friend Amelia Earhart on the front free endpaper, “To Amelia Earhart – First Lady of the Air because she, too, loves the free West. With admiration and appreciation of pleasant days at Burbank and Oakland. Alice Rogers Hager Washington, D.C. June 1937.” From the library of Amelia Earhart with here bookplate to the verso of the front panel. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 61792
First edition of Edmund Dulac's Magnificent Illustrated interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.
First edition of Edmund Dulac’s magnificent illustrated interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Edmund Dulac with 12 tipped-in plates in full color and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Jacket illustration by Dulac. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 110640
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle": First Edition of Sun Tzu's The Art of War; Signed by James Clavell
New York: Delacorte Press, 1983.
First printing of this edition edited by James Clavell of this fundamental treatise on military strategy. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by James Clavell on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Clavell was strongly influenced by Sun Tzu’s writings and was the best-selling Asian saga consisting of Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-jin, King Rat, Noble House, and Whirlwind. We have never seen another example signed by Clavell.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 107833
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1885.
First edition, first issue of Stevenson’s classic work. Small octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, top edges gilt. With publisher’s logo in gilt at top left of front cover, presumed publisher’s blind stamp on title page, gilt apostrophe on spine with curved tail, gilt “of” on spine in smaller type, without advertisements. In near fine condition, bookplate to the pastedown and name. Housed in a contemporary custom half morocco and cloth clamshell and chemise. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,950.00 Item Number: 99773
Finely Bound First Editions of Henry Yule's The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East
London: John Murray, 1871.
First edition of Yule’s important work which correlated Polo’s travels with their present-day locations. Octavo, two volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco with gilt tooling featuring naval vignettes and red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt to the spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, with maps and engraved illustrations many folding and in color. In near fine condition. First editions are uncommon.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 90447
"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became": First Edition of The Civil War; Signed by Ken Burns, James McPherson and David McCullough
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.
First edition, early printing of this work, basis for the documentary film bearing the same name. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by and dated “Best wishes Ken Burns Feb 6, 1991” on the front free endpaper. Additionally signed by historians James McPherson and David McCullough, who were each instrumental in this groundbreaking documentary. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Archie Ferguson. The Civil War includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war’s origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war’s soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war’s ashes. A unique example signed by these historians.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 119331