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"This is one of those books which makes a permanent difference to ones view of the world": First Edition of Wilfred Thesiger's Arabian Sands
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1959.
First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, map unopened in the inside pocket of the rear pastedown. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice example.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 140861
First Edition of First on the Moon
ARMSTRONG, Neil; Michael Collins; Edwin E. Aldrin.
First On The Moon: A Voyage With Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.
First edition 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. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with a first man on the moon stamp to the title page. Written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 140965
First Edition of Winston Churchill's London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria
CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.
London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria.
London: Longmans, Green, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fourth book and personal record of his impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. Octavo, in original cloth, with three folding maps (one printed in color). In very good condition, owner's small name. A nice example.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 140931
"IT IS ONLY A QUESTION OF ACCLIMATISATION FOR FROST-BITE, HUNGER, WEARINESS AND OTHER DISCOMFORTS…": FIRST EDITION OF EDWARD SHACKLETON’S ARCTIC JOURNEYS; FINELY BOUND BY THE HARCOURT BINDERY
Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937.
First edition of Shackleton's expedition, illustrated with 45 photographic prints, in-text illustrations, and five maps, including one folding map at rear. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt signature to the front panel, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 140961
“IT WAS A HAPPY TEAM AND A TOUGH ONE”: The Diamond Smugglers; Finely Bound
The Diamond Smugglers.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1957.
First edition of the thrilling true story behind one of the greatest spy operations in history. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, illustrated. In fine condition. Introduction by John Blaze.
Price: $700.00 Item Number: 140882
First Editions of the Complete Set of David Attenboroughs Zoo Quest Series; Each Volume Signed by Him
Complete Set: Zoo Quest To Guiana, Zoo Quest For A Dragon, Zoo Quest in Paraguay, Quest in Paradise, Zoo Quest To Madagascar, Quest Under Capricorn.
London: Lutterworth, 1956-1963.
First editions of the six volumes which compiles Attenborough's acclaimed Quest Series. Octavo, 6 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Each volume is signed by David Attenborough on the title page. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets, owner's names. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 140669
Rare NASA Mercury Spacecraft Color Print; Signed by three of the Mercury Seven
CARPENTER, Scott; Gordon Cooper; Wally Schirra.
The Mercury Spacecraft Signed Print.
Rare color print of the historic Mercury Spacecraft; signed by three of the Mercury Seven. One page, the color satin print of the spacecraft is signed, "Scott Carpenter, Aurora 7, 5/62," "Wally Schirra, Sigma 7, 10/62," and "The Mercury Spacecraft, Gordon Cooper, Faith 7, 5/63." In fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 141031
First edition of Exploring Space With A Camera; signed by five NASA astronauts
CARPENTER, Scott; Charles Conrad; Gordon Cooper; Richard Gordon; Tom Stafford. Edited by Edgar M. Cortright.
Exploring Space With A Camera.
Washington, D.C.: Scientific and Technical Information Division Office of Technology Utilization National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1968.
First edition of this monumental work on space exploration photography, signed by five NASA astronauts. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page by five NASA astronauts, with Cooper signing twice, "Faith 7 mission photos by Gordon Cooper," "Gemini V mission photos by Gordon Cooper," "Aurora 7 photos by Scott Carpenter," "Gemini VI and IX photos by Tom Stafford and Crews," "GT-XI Photos by Richard Gordon," and "& Charles Conrad, Jr." In near fine condition. A fine assemblage of signatures.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 141026
First Edition of Charles Lindbergh's We; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket and Glassine
LINDBERGH, Charles A.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
First edition of Lindbergh's definitive autobiography. Octavo, original pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket and glassine.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 112449
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
WHARTON, Edith; Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.
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. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 140629
Rare early 17th century printing of the Statutes of the The Order of Saint Stephen; founded by Cosimo I de'Medici in 1561
DE'MEDICI, Cosimo II.
Statuti dell’Ordine De’ Cavalieri di S.to Stefano.
Florence: Pietro Cecconcelli, 1620.
Rare early 17th century printing of the Statutes of the The Order of Saint Stephen; founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. Octavo, bound in full contemporary vellum, engraved title page by Jacques Callot, engraved portrait of Cosimo II de Medici, printer's woodcut vignette on colophon, woodcut initials. From the library of Italian editor and bibliophile Gustavo Camillo Galletti with his small library stamp. In very good condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 140375
Signed limited edition print commemorating Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's summit of Mount Everest; signed by Edmund Hillary and artist James Lumbers
HILLARY, Edmund; Tenzing Norgay; James Lumbers.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Signed “Hillary Conquers Everest May 29, 1953” Print.
Toronto: Newport Edition Limited, 1992.
Limited edition color lithograph commemorating one of the great achievements of human stamina and will: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's summit of Mount Everest. One page, the color lithograph is signed by Edmund Hillary and artist James Lumbers. One of 1953 numbered copies this is number 771. In fine condition.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 139714
The Works of Jonathan Swifts's Finely Bound
SWIFT, Jonathan .
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Including, Gulliver’s Travels.
London: Various Publishers, 1751-67.
Finely bound volumes of the works of Jonathan Swift. Octavo, 19 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels, gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition, with the Cornwell House ink stamp to front free endpaper. A very sharp set.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 140938
First edition of Jean-Louis Bourgeois' Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition; signed by him and Carollee Pelos and from the library of Peter Matthiessen
BOURGEOIS, Jean-Louis. Photographs by Carollee Pelos. [Peter Matthiessen].
Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition.
New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc, 1980.
First edition of this spectacular celebration of traditional Adobe architecture in the West. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated with photographs by Carollee Pelos. Historical Essay by Basil Davidson. Signed by Jean-Louis Bourgeois and Carollee Pelos on the half-title page. From the library of Peter Matthiessen with his bookplate to the pastedown. American writer Peter Matthiessen remains the only writer to have won the National Book Award in both nonfiction (The Snow Leopard, 1979) and fiction (Shadow Country, 2008). A prominent environmental activist, Matthiessen received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2008 at the age of 81 for Shadow Country.…
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 140210
First edition of Rosemary Jones Tung's A Portrait of Lost Tibet; from the library of Peter Matthiessen
TUNG, Rosemary Jones. [Peter Matthiessen].
A Portrait of Lost Tibet.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980.
First edition of the author's photographic evocation of Tibet. Quarto, original boards, ornamental art by Zlatko Paunov. From the library of Peter Matthiessen with his bookplate to the pastedown. American writer Peter Matthiessen remains the only writer to have won the National Book Award in both nonfiction (The Snow Leopard, 1979) and fiction (Shadow Country, 2008). A prominent environmental activist, Matthiessen received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2008 at the age of 81 for Shadow Country. “No one writes more lyrically [than Matthiessen] about animals or describes more movingly the spiritual experience of mountaintops, savannas, and the sea”…
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 140207
First Edition of Morley Cooper's Cruising to Florida Via the Intercoastal Waterway
Cruising to Florida Via the Intracoastal Waterway.
New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1946.
First edition of this early work on the intracoastal waterways. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 140263
"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; Inscribed by Edmund Hillary
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1955.
First British edition of Hillary's account of his ascent of Everest. Octavo, bound in full morocco, marbled endpapers, slipcase, with maps by A. Sparks and sketches by George Djurkouic. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in a contemporary hand, "To Muriel Brent-Smith E.P. Hillary." In fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 140999
"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
The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas.
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 Winston Churchill; Finely Bound
CHURCHILL, Winston S.
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
“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day”: First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Backgrounds
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