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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.
First Edition and Signed Limited Deluxe Edition of Eugene Connett's Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater
New York : William Morrow & Company 1947
First edition and signed limited deluxe issue of Connett’s finest postwar book. Quarto, bound in full red morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and mounted color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke and Lynn Bogue Hunt. One of 149 copies signed by Eugene V. Connett, this is number 38. In very good condition, rebacked.
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.
First Edition of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights; Warmly inscribed by Him
London : Scholastic 1995
First edition of Pullman’s first book in his acclaimed Dark Materials trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Robert, in the hope that you’ll enjoy this fantasy Philip Pullman.” Fine in a fine first issue dust-jacket with ‘Point’ on spine and ‘7-9 Pratt Street on lower rear jacket flap. Jacket illustration by David Scutt. Author photograph by Robin Matthews.
“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be": First illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
London : Richard Bentley 1837
First edition published as one volume and first illustrated edition of Austen’s third published novel. Small octavo, bound in three quarters period leather over marbled boards, engraved frontispiece and title vignette. In very good condition.
New York : Boni and Liveright 1919
First edition of this collection of seven one-act plays of the sea. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York : New Directions 1946
First edition of Thomas Merton’s second book. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
The Trianon Press : Paris 1966
Signed limited edition of Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn’s magnificently illustrated retelling of the Haggadah for Passover. Large folio, original wrappers, gilt titles to the front panel, loose leaves as issued, illustrated by Shaun with 21 color pictorial borders and line drawings and an additional double-page color lithograph also signed by him. One of only 228 copies signed by the author, this is number 34. Text printed in Hebrew and English. With a translation, introduction and commentary by Cecil Roth. Near fine in the original glassine which is in near fine condition. Housed in a custom full parchment padded gilt clamshell box with a silver clasp. A beautiful example.
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.
“Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example": First Edition of Mark Twain's The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
Hartford : American Publishing Company 1894
First edition, first state of Twain’s story about two boys. Octavo, original brown cloth. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
"Nabokov resembled a seventeenth-century polymath, an erudite yet discursive and imaginative author like Robert Burn or Sir Thomas Browne": First edition of Vladimir Nabokov: A Tribute
New York : William Morrow and Company, Inc 1980
First edition of this tribute to the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov with essays by Peter Quennell, Alfred Appel, Jr., Robert Alter, and Dmitri Nabokov. Octavo, original half cloth over boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover photograph of Nabokov by Leonie Finlay.
"When two such brilliantly ebullient intellects get together by mail, they charge the air with all sorts of pyrotechnics": First Edition of The Nabokov-Wilson Letters: 1940-1971
New York : Harper & Row, Publishers 1979
First edition of this annotated compendium of the Nabokov-Wilson letters. Octaovo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
"What gets measured gets improved": First Edition of Post-Capitalist Society; Signed by Peter Drucker
New York : Harper Collins 1993
First edition of one of the final works by “the world’s greatest management thinker… deserves to be measured alongside people such as Keynes or Schumpeter” (Economist). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Peter Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by William Graef.
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.
"In Wall Street as anywhere else, the chief essential is common sense, coupled with study and practical experience": First Edition of Richard Wyckoff's Classic Work How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
New York : Magazine of Wall Street 1922
First edition. Octavo, original boards. In near fine condition with some rubbing and toning to the spine.
"Would I Find La Maga?": First Edition of Hopscotch; Signed by Julio Cortazar and Translator Gregory Rabassa
New York : Pantheon Books 1966
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Julio Cortazar and translator Gregory Rabassa, who has written the opening line of this title, “Would I find La Maga?” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Dust jacket designed by George Salter.