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"Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people": Signed Limited First Edition Of The Kon-Tiki
London: Theodore Brun Limited, 1950.
Signed limited edition of the explorer's classic work, number 142 of 350 numbered copies signed by Thor Heyerdahl. Octavo, bound in leather, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain, ribbon bound-in, marbled endpapers, illustrated throughout. Translated by F.H. Lyon. In near fine condition. Uncommon, especially in this condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 139768
The Major Works of Sir Winston Churchill: Centenary First Edition. Complete 25 Volume Set comprising: The Second World War: A History of the English Speaking Peoples: The War Speeches: The World Crisis: Marlborough His Life and Times: Lord Randolph Churchill: My Early Life.
London: Centenary First Edition: In arrangement with Hamlyn, Harrap, Cassell, 1974.
Finely bound set of the major works of Churchill. Octavo, 25 volumes, bound in full dark red pebble grained leather with black title panels on spines, raised bands with the initial WSC, elaborate border to the front panel, all edges are gilt, silk endpapers, illustrated with photographs and maps, frontispiece plates. In fine condition.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 140428
“When a man ain't got no ideas of his own, he'd ought to be kind o' careful who he borrows 'em from": First Edition of Owen Wister's The Virginian; Signed by Him
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902.
First edition of the first true fictional western ever written, with a signed card tipped into the half-title page which reads, "Owen Wister Fontainebleau, July 26, 1921." Octavo, original tan cloth stamped in red, black and gilt, with eight full-page illustrations by Arthur Keller. In near fine condition. An exceptionally fresh example of this classic novel.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 140449
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work, with text by Wharton. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Illustrated by E.C. Peixotto. Frontispiece and Illustrated throughout. In near fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 83473
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
Signed limited edition of Lindbergh's autobiography, which provides the account of the life of one of the century's greatest adventurers, the first man to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight. One of 1000 numbered copies, this is number 842, signed by both Charles Lindbergh and the publisher on the limitation page. Octavo, half bound salmon paper covered boards, frontispiece with tissue-guard, 51 black and white plates, with the publisher's note laid in. Fine in the original glassine and in the original blue box with matching number. Introduction by Myron T. Herrick. Rare in the original box.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 140383
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
First edition of Lindbergh's autobiography, which provides the account of the life of one of the century's greatest adventurers, the first man to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight. Octavo, half bound salmon paper covered boards, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece with tissue-guard, 51 black and white plates. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, with rare the original slipcase. Introduction by Myron T. Herrick.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 140384
Rare Early American Map of Wall Street; detailing lots owned by early new York City mayor and chief justice Abraham de Peyster
April 8, 1817.
Rare 1817 hand-colored copy of an original map of early 18th century Wall Street attached to a Deed of Partition between Col. Abraham de Peyster and Samuel Bayard dated January 3rd 1718, copied on April 8th 1817 by Stephen Ludlam, City Surveyor. One page, the hand-colored map details the intersection of Wall Street, Broad Street, and Kip Street (now Nassau Street) and includes the Presbyterian Church, the original City Hall, and 23 partitioned lots each labeled as owned by Abraham DePeyster or Samuel Bayard. Born in 1657 in New Amsterdam, wealthy merchant and ship owner Abraham de Peyster received numerous…
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 139509
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.
First edition of this revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American space program from one of its pioneers. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Brad - From the Moon! Gene Cernan Apollo XVII." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Storrings.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 139548
"I will come again and conquer you because as a mountain you can't grow, but as a human, I can": First Edition of High Adventure; Signed by Edmund Hillary
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955.
First British edition of Hillary's account of his ascent of Everest. Octavo, original blue cloth, with maps by A. Sparks and sketches by George Djurkouic. Boldly signed by the author in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, "E.P. Hillary." Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 140292
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873.
First edition of Stanley's popular classic. Octavo, bound in three quarter morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, top edge gilt, illustrated with 16 engravings.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 139235
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
New York: The Century Company, 1904.
First edition of Wharton's classic treatise on "Italian garden-magic." Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 140418
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.
Early printing of this work, which describes the events leading up to and during the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned landing on the Moon. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Buzz Aldrin on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear. Written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 140419
Havana, Cuba: 1955.
Rare edition of this illustrated work on Cuba. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Edited by Carlos Fernandez Campos. Inscribed by Sergio Gomez, Havana, Feb. 28, 1955 to an Oregon Dr. McNeal in Spanish. In very good condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 140454
"In its southern suburb, there stood two pleasant houses side by side, with their gardens sloping down to the Whit": First edition Rev. Charles Kingsley's Two Years Ago
Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1857.
First edition of the author's classic work, containing some of his most profound passages of descriptive imagery. Octavo, three volumes bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 139736
New York: Harper & Brothers , 1947.
First edition, early printing of this classic work, "riveting from start to finish" (Robert Gottlieb, The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. With a signed slip laid in from John Gunther. In near fine condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 140096
First Edition of the Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Commerce and Navigation; from the library of the 12th President of the United States Millard Fillmore; Signed Twice By Him
Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Commerce and Navigation of the United States for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1862.
Washington: Government Printing, 1864.
First edition of the Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, from the library of Millard Fillmore, signed twice by him, on the front pastedown, "Millard Fillmore April 10 1865", and on the title page, "Millard Fillmore April 10 1865"." Octavo, original cloth. When Fillmore served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, he was active in framing the protective Tariff of 1842 as chairman of Committee on Ways and Means. A protectionist tariff schedule, the Tariff of 1842 was repealed in 1846 and replaced by the Walker Tariff. In very good condition, rebacked. Housed in a…
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 140499
Stable Economy: A Treatise on the Management of Horses, in relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working; from the library of the 12th President of the United States Millard Fillmore; Signed Three Times by Him
Stable Economy: A Treatise on the Management of Horses, In Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working.
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1845.
First edition of Stewart's work on horses, from the library of Millard Fillmore, signed three times by him, on front pastedown (“Millard Fillmore Buffalo New York”), vertically on the front free endpaper (“Millard Fillmore Buffalo”), and at the head of the title page (“Millard Fillmore”). Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco slipcase.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 140086
“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance": First Edition of The Wright Brothers; Inscribed by Orville Wright to Sir Bennett Melvill Jones
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943.
First edition of this classic American biography authorized by Orville Wright and long considered the definitive Wright biography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Association copy, inscribed by Orville Wright in the year of publication on the half-title page, “To Professor Melvill Jones with my compliments and cordial regard. Orville Wright May 5, 1943.” The recipient, Sir Bennett Melvill Jones was Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Cambridge from 1919 to 1952. Melvill demonstrated the importance of streamlining in aircraft design, developing the ideas of Louis Charles Breguet into a refined theory…
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 140081
First Edition of Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos; Signed by Artemis Cooper
New York: John Murray, 2013.
First edition. Octavo, original boards, illustrated endpapers. Signed by Artemis Cooper on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ed Kluz.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 140032