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First Edition of Herman Wouk's This is My God; Inscribed by Him
This Is My God.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk's classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For David and Dan in memory of Uncle Alex Herman Wouk. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 49878
First Edition of Russell's The Principles of Mathematics
The Principles of Mathematics. Volume 1.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903.
First edition of Russell's groundbreaking work. Quarto, original cloth. From the library of philosopher Augusta Klein, with her annotations. Augusta Klein was an author and philosopher; co-author with William Ralph Boyce Gibson of The Problem of Logic. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 97331
First Edition of Karl Popper's Conjectures and refutations; Inscribed by Him to Rudolf Serkin
POPPER, Karl R.
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge.
New York: Basic Books, 1962.
First edition of this major work by Popper. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Rudi greatest of pianists and for me the only one with love from Karl March 28th, 1963." The recipient, Rudolf Serkin, is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the 20th century and was a lifelong friend of Popper's. Popper and Serkin met in Salzkammergut, Austria in 1919 and their friendship lasted until Serkin's death in 1991. In 1934, Serkin asked his mother-in-law, Frieda Busch, to bring Popper's Logik der Forschung (The Logic of…
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 77942
First Edition of F.A. Hayeks Classic Treatise The Constitution of Liberty; Signed by Him
HAYEK, Friedrich August von [F.A.].
The Constitution of Liberty.
Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1960.
First edition of Hayek’s classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by F.A. Hayek on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust price-clipped jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $18,000.00 Item Number: 99700
"In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing culture": First Edition of The Art of Managing Human Resources; Lengthily signed by Edgar Schein
SCHEIN, Edgar H.
The Art of Managing Human Resources.
Oxford University Press, .
First edition of this work on management. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor opposite the title page, "In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing culture." All the best, John Ed H. Schein March 29, 2015." Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Foreword by Abraham J. Siegel.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 87844
First Edition of Leon Trotsky's The Third International after Lenin; Inscribed by Him
The Third International After Lenin.
New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1936.
First edition of this collection of writings and speeches by Trotsky. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "To Comrade Max Sterling fraternally Leon Trotsky 8/7 1936 Weksel (Norway)." After being exiled from the Soviet Union, Trotsky lived in a number of places, Norway among them. The Norwegian Labor Party, which rose to power in 1935, had had previous affiliations with the Communist International and the Second International, prompting Trotsky to seek and obtain a visa from Oslo. Bookplate to the front pastedown, very good in a very…
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 97388
First Edition of Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving; Inscribed by Him
The Art of Loving.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.
First edition of this groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their capacities for love. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Fur Hans und Ruth...Eric August 1957." Very good in a good dust jacket with some wear. First editions are uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 98633
Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him
The King of The Dark Chamber.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 96033
First edition in English of John Calvin's Commentarie upon S. Paules Epistles to the Corinthians
A Commentarie upon S. Paules Epistles to the Corinthians.
London: Imprinted by Thomas Dawson for John Harison and George Byshop, 1577.
First edition in English of John Calvin's commentaries on the Pauline Epistles. Octavo, bound in full speckled calf with raised bands to the spine, all edges red, rebacked. Title within architectual woodcut border, woodcut initials. In very good condition. First editions are rare.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 96188
First edition of Birch and Cobb's The Liberation of Life; inscribed by John Cobb
BIRCH, Charles and John B. Cobb.
The Liberation of Life: From the Cell to the Community.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
First edition of Birch and Cobb's complex work offering a holistic philosophical approach to science, religion, and the liberation movement. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by John Cobb on the front free endpaper, "To Bill and Mary Beth Miller - In Appreciation for your helping Manry Bangelantis. John Cobb." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jan van de Watering.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 96098
First Edition of Thomas Merton's Silence Dans Le Ciel
Silence Dans Le Ciel.
Paris: Arthaud, 1955.
First edition of Merton's work on monastic life and preparation for death. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with photographs, with the rare original dust jacket laid in. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 95366
First Edition of Andrew Carnegie's The Empire of Business
The Empire of Business.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1902.
First edition of this classic collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Carnegie. In good condition. First editions are scarce.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 42664
“I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck": First Edition of Annie Dillard's Pilgrim At Tinker Creek; Signed by Her
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek.
New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1974.
First edition with all points present of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original brown cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Annie Dillard on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Sheila Berger. Line drawing by Annie Dillard. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 99768
Scarce First edition of Commandino's commentary of Ptolemy's Planisphaerium; one of the few extant examples from the Aldine Press in Roman type
PTOLOMAEUS, Claudius. Edited and with Commentary by Federico Commandino.
Ptolemaei Planisphaerium. Iordani Planisphaerium. Federici Commandini Urbrinatis in Ptolemaei Planisphaerium Commentarius.
Venice: Paulus Manutius (Aldine Press), 1558.
First separate edition and first edition of Commandino's commentary of Ptolemy's Planisphaerium, the original Greek text of which is no longer extant. Octavo, two volumes bound into one in eighteenth century vellum, all edges speckled red, Aldine device on both titles and both final pages, woodcut initials, numerous woodcut diagrams. The Ptolemaei is printed in Roman type and the Planisphaerium in Italics; examples from the Aldine Press in Roman type are scarce as the press's founder, Aldus Manutius, invented the Italic type which he used almost exclusively. The Aldine press was also the first to issue printed books in the small…
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 95289
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities": Finely bound set of Voltaire's Complete Works in 97 volumes
VOLTAIRE (AROUET, Francois-Marie).
Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire avec des Remarques et des Notes Historiques, Scientifiques, et Literaires Par Mm. Auguis, Clogenson, Daunou, Etc. [The Works of Voltaire].
Paris: Deslangle Frères, 1828-34.
Finely bound set of the complete works of Voltaire with historic, scientific and literary notes. Octavo, 97 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in five compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, frontispieces with tissues guards and half titles as issued. In very good condition. A complete set, covering the broad scope of the versatile and prolific writer.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 96178
First Edition of Michael Porter's The Competitive Advantage of Nations; Signed by Him
PORTER, Michael E.
The Competitive Advantage of Nations.
New York: The Free Press, 1990.
First edition of Porter's groundbreaking work. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Michael Porter on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by W. Scot Carouge.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 106721
First Edition of In Praise of Doubt; Inscribed by Peter Berger
BERGER, Peter and Anton Zijderveld.
In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic.
New York: Harper Collins, 2009.
First edition of this "book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life" (Dallas Willard). Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Berger on the front free endpaper, "For Christal, from Peter Berger." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 41764
"Face an audience as frequently as you can and you will soon stop shying": First edition of Dale Carnegie's First Book: The Art of Public Speaking;
CARNEGEY (CARNEGIE), Dale and J. Berg Esenwein.
The Art of Public Speaking: An Inspirational Working Handbook of Instruction For All Who Would Become Efficient Public Speakers.
Springfield: Home Correspondence School, 1915.
First edition of Carnegie's pioneering work which would become the predecessor to countless self-improvement books. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt. Co-author Dale Carnegy would later change the spelling of his surname to Carnegie to associate himself in the eyes of the public with American business tycoon Andrew Carnegie, to whom he was not related. In near fine condition Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 95246
The Copernican Revolution. Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
KUHN, Thomas S.
The Copernican Revolution. Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1957.
First edition of Kuhn's classic treatise. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some rubbing. Foreword by James Bryant Conant.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 77852
First Edition of John Dewey's Studies in Logical Theory; Inscribed by Him to Colleage Alfred Lloyd
DEWEY, John (Alfred H. Lloyd).
Studies in Logical Theory.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1903.
First edition of this collection of studies by Dewey. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Alfred H. Lloyd From John Dewey Oct. 12, 1903." Also, Dewey has signed Lloyd's name on the half-title page. Alfred H. Lloyd was a philosopher and close friend of Dewey's. In the preface to this work, Dewey thanks Lloyd for his inspiration. Dewey himself recruited Lloyd the University of Michigan's philosophy department, where Lloyd remained thereafter. In very good condition. An excellent association.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 77952
First Edition of Thomas Merton's Seasons of Celebration: Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts
Seasons of Celebration: Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.
First edition of this work by Merton. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 69959
First Edition of Thomas Merton's What are These Wounds?
What are These Wounds? The Life of a Cistercian Mystic: Saint Lutgart of Aywieres.
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton's interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 67983
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
Reality in Advertising.
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 30014
Rare First Edition of Herodotus' Historiae, in Greek
HERODOTUS; EDITED BY ALDUS MANUTIUS,.
Historiae, In Greek.
Venice: Aldus Manutius, September, 1502.
Rare first edition of Herodotus' history of the Persian Wars, one of the most important texts edited by the great scholar-printer-publisher. Folio, bound in contemporary vellum, woodcut title in Greek and Roman letter, verso with dedication in Latin, text in Greek letter throughout with spaces for capital letters, woodcut device on title and last page. Aldus claims in the dedication that he corrected the text from multiple exemplars, one of the few instances where such a claim by him is justified and can be verified. He was the first to have access to the 'Florentine' codices, where Valla had used the…
Price: $32,000.00 Item Number: 96588
First Edition of Walker Percy's Lost in the the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book; Signed by Him
Lost in the the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983.
First edition of this "original and imaginative work" (The Wall Stree Journal). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Walker Percy on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sigrid Spaeth.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 95398
First Edition of The Faces of Jesus; Signed by Frederick Buechner
The Faces of Jesus.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974.
First edition of this work on the life of Jesus. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photography by Lee Boltin. Design by Ray Ripper.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 67998
"But the main thing in view all along has been to vindicate the moral character of the Deity from the injurious representations, either of designing, or well-meaning but mistaken men" First edition of James Dana's Second response to Jonathan Edwards' The Freedom of the Will
DANA, James (Jonathan Edwards).
The “Examination of the Late Rev’d President Edwards’s Enquiry on Freedom of Will,” Continued.
New Haven: Printed for Thomas and Samuel Green, 1773.
First edition of American Protestant clergyman James Dana's second published response to Jonathan Edwards' Inquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of the Freedom of the Will, preceded by Dana's prior examination of the same subject published anonymously in 1770. Octavo, original three-quarter period calf over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, morocco spine labels, raised bands. A rare and desirable example illustrating the tensions that shaped the Evangelical Revival in eighteenth century America.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 82405
First Edition of John Searle's Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language; Inscribed by Him
Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.
First edition of "one of the most important contributions to the philosophy of language in recent decades" (The Philosophical Quarterly). Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his brother and sister-in-law on the front free endpaper, "For Bill and Kathy from John with best wishes." The recipient William Searle was Professor Emeritus of the English Department of the University of Pittsburgh. Both were heavily involved in Free Speech Movement in Berkeley in the 1960s. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by R.B. Kitaj.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 86359
First edition of Hilary Putnam's Ethics Without Ontology; Inscribed by Him
Ethics Without Ontology.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.
First edition of this work on ontology by one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For John Hilary Putnam April 4, '15." Name to the front free endpaper, fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gwen Nefsky Frankfeldt.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 68341
First Edition of Oswald Chambers' Biblical Ethics
London: Simpkin Marshall, 1941.
First edition of Chambers' work on Biblical ethics. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with light wear.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 84778
"Poet, Singer, Great heart, may our god bless your name, and the womb that held you, and the breasts that gave you milk. and may god forgive us all"; First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Jesus The Son of Man; Warmly Inscribed by him
Jesus: The Son of Man.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
First edition of Kahlil Gibran's masterful retelling of the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Roy and D. from Howard and Bill With the blessing upon you four, and with the gratitude of Kahlil Gibran 1928." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable inscribed and in the original dust jacket.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 89433
First Edition of Jurgen Habermas' Knowledge and Human Interests; Signed by Him and Daniel Bell
HABERMAS, Jurgen [Daniel Bell].
Knowledge and Human Interests.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas' classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell's copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 49027
"The noble goals of science have something to do with the attainment of truth": First edition of Philip Kitcher's The Advancement of Science; Inscribed by him to Hilary Putnam
The Advancement of Science: Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusions.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
First edition of well-known philosopher Philip Kitcher's treatise on the philosophy of science. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow philosopher Hilary Putnam, "For Hilary, with very best wishes, Philip." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ann Lowe. An exceptional association.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 88090
First Edition of Philosophical Explanations; Inscribed by Robert Nozick to Hilary Putnam
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1981.
First edition of Nozick's metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical treatise. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper to fellow philosopher Hilary Putnam and his wife, "August, 1981 For Hilary and Ruth Anna Fondly, Bob." Nozick and Putnam were colleagues at Harvard University. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and a few small chips. An exceptional association, linking these two intellectual giants.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 88089
"A delight and a challenge for anyone who likes chess problems": First edition of Raymond Smullyan's The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes; Inscribed by him to fellow logician Hilary Putnam
SMULLYAN, Raymond [Hilary Putnam].
The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of puzzlemaster Raymond Smullyan's book of chess problems. Octavo, original half cloth. Illustrated with 50 chess diagrams. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow logician Hilary Putnam, "For Hilary Putnam Best, Raymond." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Mantel.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 88086
First edition of Volume 24 of the Journal of Symbolic Logic; Including The First Appearance of Saul A. Kripke's Landmark Essay A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic
KRIPKE, Saul A.
The Journal of Symbolic Logic: A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic.
New Haven, New Jersey: Association for Symbolic Logic, Inc, March 1959.
First edition of Volume 24 of The Journal of Symbolic which includes the first appearance of Kripke's landmark paper, A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic. Presentation copy, inscribed by Saul A. Kripke on the first page of his theorem, "For Thorild Dahlquist, Saul Kripke." In this paper, Kripke both proves the formal completeness of modal logic (supplemented by first-order quantifiers and the sign of equality) and “create[s] a semantics, now called Kripke semantics” (Hurley, Logic: The Essentials, 217). “Of great importance is the paper “Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic I” where normal systems are treated. It is here that Kripke…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 88076
First Edition of Abraham Joshua Heschel's Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
HESCHEL, Abraham Joshua.
Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion.
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1951.
First edition of this modern classic of Jewish theology. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and rubbing. Jacket designed by Marshall Lee.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 78342