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Large photograph signed by Winston S. Churchill and co-signed by 43 others including Anthony Eden, Jan Smuts, Lord Beaverbrook and Clement Attlee
Large Photograph Signed Winston S. Churchill and Signed by 43 Other Leaders Including Anthony Eden, Jan Smuts, Lord Beaverbrook and Clement Attlee
London: May 1944.
Winston Churchill at the wartime meeting of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers, signed by him and 43 other world leaders. The 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, hosted by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill between 1 and 16 May, brought together the heads of government from all the Dominions except Ireland and Newfoundland and was the first in a series of 17 such conferences which took place between 1944 and 1969 and arguably the most significant, having been convened in order to coordinate the Allied war effort. At the 1944 Conference, the assembled leaders agreed to support the Moscow Declaration and the Commonwealth…
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 119975
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1974.
First edition of this novel which won the John W. Campbell Award and nominations for the Hugo and Nebula. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by One Plus One Studio. An exceptional example, uncommon and desirable signed.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 101435
New York: Hermitage Press, 1950.
First edition of the author's most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single short tear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 1785
Rare United States Air Force Photograph of aviator Howard Hughes, Major General Oscar Westover, and General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold; signed by all three
Rare United States Air Force photograph of legendary aviator Howard Hughes, Major General Oscar Westover, and General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold. Signed and inscribed by each aviation pioneer, "O. Westover Maj. Gen. A.C. Chief of the Air Corps", "Howard Hughes", and "H. Arnold Brig Gen. A.C." Major General Oscar Westover succeeded Benjamin Foulois as Chief of the Air Corps in 1935 and, on September 21, 1938, perished in an air crash at Burbank, California. Henry H. Arnold succeeded Westover as Chief of Air Corps on September 29, 1938. Arnold rose to command the Army Air Forces immediately…
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 109582
"Many thanks for your lucid thoughts and interest in my work": First edition of Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team; inscribed by John Steinbeck to Legendary literary critic Edmund Wilson
New York: The Viking Press, 1942.
First edition of Steinbeck's riveting account of his experiences with several bomber crews of the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 60 photographs by John Swope. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dear Mr. Wilson, Many thanks for your lucid thoughts and interest in my work, John Steinbeck." The recipient, Edmund Wilson, was an American literary critic and progenitor of the Library of America publication series. His critical works helped foster public appreciation for many of the foremost American writers of the 20th century including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway,…
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 109635
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1962.
First editions of this work, from the library of Stephen Hawking with a presentation inscription, "To Stephen Hawking To mark the International Relativity Conference, Cambridge, June 1976, the papers of the Cambridge genius of an earlier generation. G. L. W." Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. Hawking's scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often…
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119358
Princeton, New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand Co, 1960.
First edition in English of a “milestone” in Mises’ groundbreaking theory of human action, containing “his seminal philosophical and methodological” argument for the scope of economic science. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by Ludwig von Mises on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Translated by George Reisman.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 96745
Scientific Forecasting: Its Methods and Application to Practical Business and to Stock Market Operations.
New York: Greenberg, 1931.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original maroon cloth. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 4387
First edition of George Catlins Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians; Bound in Contemporary Leather
London: Published By the Author, At the Egyptian Hall, 1841.
First edition, first issue. Octavo, bound in contemporary gilt-paneled calf. With 3 maps and 310 plates. An exceptional near fine example, rebacked, with the plates clean. Rare in contemporary calf.
Price: $4,750.00 Item Number: 4695
"If you ever want to accumulate some capital of your own - speculate, don't invest": Wall Street 20th Century; signed by Gerald M. Loeb
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale Daily News, 1960.
Collection of fundamental articles related to 20th century Wall Street. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated with photographs and charts. Boldly signed by renowned Wall Street trader Gerald M. Loeb on the front panel who contributed the article 'A Challenge for the Ambitious.' Introductory letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower. Other contributors include: Benjamin Graham, Robert C. Riehle, Bernard M. Baruch, William D. Kerr, and Craig Severance. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by this Wall Street legend.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 108521
"The greatest Lady of This Century in whom Africa has found a friend in deed": First Edition of Ojike's My Africa; Inscribed by Him to Eleanor Roosevelt
New York: The John Day Company, 1946.
First edition of this work by the Nigerian novelist and nationalist, inscribed by him to Eleanor Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Eleanor Roosevelt The greatest Lady of this Century in whom Africa has found a friend in deed. Mbonu Ojike." Bookplate of Eleanor Roosevelt, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Pearl S. Buck. An exceptional association copy.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 102465
Rare mezzotint print of Samuel Arlent-Edwards' portrait of Izaak Walton, inscribed by the artist. Folio, color mezzotint. Inscribed by Samuel Arlent-Edwards in the lower right corner, "Engraved and printed in color at one printing without retouching Samuel Arlent-Edwards." In very good condition. The print measures 14.75 inches by 12 inches. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 132607
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
First edition of Dahl's classic short story. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 133664
"Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power": First Edition of Gregory Corso's The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems; Signed by Him
Cambridge, MA: Richard Brukenfeld, 1955.
First edition of the poet's first book one of 500 copies printed though about half of which were lost in the mail. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Gregory Corso. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 123719
"She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies and all that's best of dark and bright meet her in aspect and her eyes": First edition of Lord Byron's Hebrew Melodies
London: John Murray, 1815.
First edition, second printing of Byron's book of poetry written at the request of the Hon. D. Kinnaird. Octavo, bound in full late 19th century polished calf by Riviere & Sons, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, red morocco spine labels, gilt turn-ins, triple gilt ruled, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Complete with the half-title and two leaves of advertisements at rear. In very good condition. A unique example. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 96111
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
First edition, early printing of the economist's classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 3056
Chicago: Third World Press, 1970.
First edition of the Father of the Black Arts Movement's classic work. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed and dated by the author on the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 135195
London: Richard Bentley, 1838.
First edition of Dickens’ popular retelling of the memoirs of celebrated English clown Joseph Grimaldi. Octavo, 2 volumes, original publisher's decorated dark green cloth with gilt titles and gilt pictorial vignettes to the spines, frontispiece portrait of Grimaldi and 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank. With the 36-page undated publisher's catalogue bound-in at the end of vol.2. and plate facing page 238 in the second state. In fine condition. Housed in two half morocco and chemise slipcases.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 121730
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004.
First edition of this illustrated celebration of the classic in children's literature, the basis for the 2004 film. Oblong quarto, original boards, illustrated by Doug Chiang and Rick Carter. Signed by Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis on the half-title page. Tom Hanks was the main voice actor of the 2004 theatrical film. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Robert Zemeckis. Jacket Design by Hae Yuon Kim.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 137534
New York: Warner Books, 2006.
First edition of this work by the daughter of the 41st President of the United States. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by both Doro Koch Bush and George H.W. Bush on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anne Twomey.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 76998
Camara Municipal de Evora, 1997.
First edition of this work on the city of Evora. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated. Signed by Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago on the title page. Photographs by Eduardo Gageiro. In fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114231
First Edition of Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
First edition of this "indispensable book" (Anwar Ibrahim). Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Amartya Sen on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 33051
"Thank you for your contribution to civic education, cultural literacy and helping youth who need help": Stephen Breyer's Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View; Lengthily inscribed by Justice Breyer and Three times by Jacket designer Chip Kidd
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
First edition, early printing of the justice’s groundbreaking work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "6/14 To Len Riggio - Thank you for your contribution to civic education, cultural literacy and helping youth who need help- Hope you take care Stephen Breyer." The recipient, Leonard Riggio was the founder of Barnes and Nobel and served as the executive chairman for many years. Additionally signed three times by jacket designer Chip Kidd on the front free endpaper, front panel and the rear jacket flap. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket…
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 133794
First Edition of Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen
London: Allen Lane, 2006.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the Amartya Sen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 108931
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 1962.
First edition of this collection of essays by the award-winning novelist. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author, "Valerie -- with semi-fraternal best wishes & God-paternal blessings for Christmas '62. Gore." The recipient, Valerie Gore was the author’s sister. Vidal’s father remarried in 1939 and had two children with his second wife; Valerie was born in 1946. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket, laminated by Vidal. An exceptional association.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 126579
New York: HarperCollins, 2016.
First edition of this revealing and moving memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the authors on the limitation page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robin Bilardello.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 135099
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
First edition of Dahl's classic short story. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Near fine in a good dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 128891
"Men in pajamas sitting abaft the funnel and swapping lies of the purple seas": First unauthorized edition of Rudyard Kipling's Abaft the Funnel
New York: B. W. Dodge and Company, 1909.
First unauthorized edition, second issue of Kipling's 1909 short story collection with red lettering to the spine and front panel. Octavo, original publisher's decorated cloth with the titles stamped in red. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $55.00 Item Number: 120904
London: Book Club Associates, 1980.
First edition of the first volume in Pitt's masterful history of the war in the Western Desert. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Mon Mohan.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 124377
New York: Pantheon Books, 1960.
First edition of Duggan's absorbing novel documenting the rise and fall of Ancient Roman emperor Elagabalus. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Johannes Troyer. Ownership inscription.
Price: $30.00 Item Number: 126443