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"All this life, must be life, since it is so much like a dream": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo
London: Harper & Brothers, 1904.
First edition of what many consider to be Conrad’s masterpiece, one of 2000 copies. Octavo, original blue cloth stamped in gilt. An excellent near fine example with some light rubbing, spine gilt nice and bright, armorial bookplate to the front free endpaper. A very nice example.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 69864
Rare First edition, limited issue of T.E. Lawrence's The Mint; signed by his brother and the book's editor A.W. Lawrence
The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/C Ross.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955.
First edition, limited issue of Lawrence’s semi-autobiographical account of his R.A.F. training days. Quarto, original quarter morocco, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut. One of 2000 numbered copies, this is number 1039. Although not called for this example is signed by A.W. Lawrence on the limitation page (T.E. Lawrence’s brother who edited and contributed to introductory notes to this volume). Near fine in the rare original slipcase which is in very good condition. Bookplate. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117566
Eighteenth century example of Milton's masterpiece, Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books and Paradise Regain'd. To which is added Samson Agonistes: And Poems upon Several Occasions; Finely Bound
Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books and Paradise Regain’d. To which is added Samson Agonistes: And Poems upon Several Occasions.
London: Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington et al, 1790.
Eighteenth century example of Milton’s masterpiece, Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books and Paradise Regain’d. Octavo, 4 volumes bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine red morocco spine labels, gilt ruled, marbled endpapers, ribbons bound in, all edges speckled brown, engraved frontispiece to two volumes. In near fine condition. A desirable example.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 95361
London: Virtue and Co, 1781-1788.
Finely bound illustrated edition of Gibbon’s masterpiece. Octavo, two volumes, bound in full vellum, morocco spine labels, gilt embossed tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, illustrated throughout, folded maps, gilt titles to the spine, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, red and green lettering labels within raised bands. With notes and a memoir by F.A. Guizot. In excellent condition with some light wear, contemporary bookplate to volume one. A very nice presentation.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 111029
"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.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 54084
First Edition Of John Updikes Collection of Golf Writings; Signed by Updike, Illustrator Paul Szep and Jack Nicklaus
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
First edition of this classic collection of golf stories by John Updike. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Updike and additionally inscribed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. Also signed by the illustrator, Paul Szep who has added a large drawing of Updike on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 100923
London: Longman's, Green, and Co, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fifth book, a continuation of his coverage of the Boer War which he began in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ian Hamilton, folding map in color and 4 pages of advertisements for Churchill’s works at rear. In very good condition with light foxing to the page edges. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 90406
New York: Pantheon Books, 1991.
First edition of Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus books based on his father’s experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. Octavo, two volumes, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by Art Spiegelman on the half-title page in each volume. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets. Housed in the original pictorial slipcase which is in near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 95828
London: Longman's, Green, and Co, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fifth book, a continuation of his coverage of the Boer War which he began in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Octavo, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ian Hamilton, folding map in color and 4 pages of advertisements for Churchill’s works at rear. In very good condition, with the original cloth bound at the rear.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 115621
Rare Original Playbill from the 1952 Broadway Performance of Caesar and Cleopatra/Antony and Cleopatra; Signed by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh
New York: Laurence Olivier Productions Ltd, 1952.
Rare original playbill from the February 25th 1952 performance of the Caesar and Cleopatra/Antony and Cleopatra repertory at the Ziegfeld Theatre starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Octavo, illustrated with photographs and advertisements. Signed by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh on the front panel and inscribed by Ronald Adam, “with happy memories and good wishes, Ronald Adam.” A close friend of Olivier’s, WWII RAF fighter pilot Ronald Forbes Adam made his stage acting debut at this very performance. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 90375
“There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart": First edition of Hard Times from the library of Hugh D. Auchincloss
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ attack on the living conditions of England’s mid-19th century industrial cities. Octavo, original green cloth blindstamped with gilt titles to the spine including the “Price 5/-” in gilt at the base of the spine and p.244 misnumbered as 44. From the library of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ stepfather, Hugh D. Auchincloss. Auchincloss married Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ mother Janet Lee Bouvier in 1942. His great grandfather John W. Auchincloss built the 28-room Victorian mansion Hammersmith Farm in 1887 which would later become Jaqueline’s childhood home and the site of the reception of her 1953 wedding to John F. Kennedy. With the previous owner, Albert Henry Wiggin’s card laid in. American banker Albert H. Wiggin amassed a large fine art and book collection in the early to mid 20th century, much of which he later donated to the Boston Museum of Fine Art and Boston Public Library. In very good condition with the half-title present, which is often lacking. Housed in a custom chemise slipcase.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 108032
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the author’s first collection of children’s poetry. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $900.00 Item Number: 95322
New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s account of the Manhattan Project. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear Allen and Juanita Abrams: Wilson and Helen Compton have asked me to send on to you a copy of my story of the ‘Atomic Quest.’ As good friends of theirs and of Karl and Margaret Compton, I hope you will find interest in this account of an important episode. Sincerely, Arthur Holly Compton October 9, 1957.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 76894
First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Authors First Book To Be Translated into English The Time of the Hero; Inscribed by Mario Vargas Llosa
London: Jonathan Cape, 1967.
First British edition of Vargas Llosa’s first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Stephen, with friendship Mario Vargas Llosa.” The recipient Sir Stephen Spender was an English poet, novelist, and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965. Near fine in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear. Jacket design by M. Mohan. Translated from the Spanish by Lysander Kemp. A nice association.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 81161
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956.
First edition, early printing of Hulme’s best-selling novel, basis for the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Virginia Stanley with Best Wishes Kathryn Hulme.” Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 95304
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't": Mark Twain's Following the Equator; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1925.
Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 73027
First edition of Chin Yang Lee's The Flower Drum Song; inscribed by him and in the rare original dust jacket
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957.
First edition of Chin Yang Lee’s best known work which inspired both the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and 1961 Academy Award-winning film. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Susan Foster.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 96009
"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.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 54015
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.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 54056
"Here we see the men who shaped the American experience and were shaped by it": First edition of Daniel J. Boorstin's The Americans: The National Experience; lengthily inscribed by him
New York: Random House, 1965.
First edition of Boorstin’s Francis Parkman Prize-winning book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Dr. Frank Rufords with the admiration and warm regards of Daniel J. Boorstin April 9, 1966.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Anita Karl.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 95372
“In any society freedom of thought will probably be of direct significance only for a small minority": First Edition of F.A. Hayek's Der Weg zur Knechtschaft
Eerlenbach-Zurich: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1945.
First German edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published. Octavo, bound in contemporary cloth. In near fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 106768