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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 contribution to the upcoming Operation Overlord was discussed. Among the international leaders whose signatures appear here are, the British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts, Lord Privy Seal Lord Beaverbrook, Indian Prime Minister Hari Singh and Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee. Photograph by Bassano, signed by him at the lower edge. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 30 inches by 20 inches. A unique piece of world history.
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 119975
The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, Taken from the Most Approved Commentators.
London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734.
First edition of George Sale’s important translation of the Koran, the first to translate the original text directly from the Arabic into English. Quarto, bound in full morocco by Bayntun with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling and stamping to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition with the text exceptionally clean. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 119670
"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
“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.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 95310
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
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
"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
Scientific Forecasting: Its Methods and Application to Practical Business and to Stock Market Operations.
New York: Greenberg, 1931.
First edition. Octavo, original maroon cloth. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 4387
"We are but farmers of ourselves, but may, if we can stock ourselves, and thrive, unplay much, much dear treasure for the Great Rent Day": First edition of Aline Bernstein's The Journey Down; one of 700 copies signed by her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938.
First edition of the author’s semi-autobiographical novel detailing her five-year affair with Thomas Wolfe. Octavo, original cloth. One of 700 copies signed by the author for friends of Borzoi Books on the colophon. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 115037
"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, John Dos Passos, and William Faulkner. Steinbeck’s inscription refers, in jest, to Wilson’s harsh critique of his work in his 1941 publication The Boys in the Back Room: Notes on California Novelists. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. An exceptional association, linking these two great American men of letters.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 109635
Scarce Presentation copy of the Symposium on The Dynamics of Crystal Lattices; inscribed by Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman to Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur who assembled India’s greatest library
Bangalore: Reprinted from Proceedings of The Indian Academy of Sciences, 1943.
Rare compendium of papers by Sir Chandrashekhara Raman, winner of the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics. Quarto, bound in full leatherette with titles lettered in gilt, illustrated with charts and photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman to Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur, “To Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur with the highest regards of C.V. Raman 3.5.1946.” The recipient, Indian nobleman Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur assembled India’s greatest library, famed for its diverse collection of rare antiquarian manuscripts and important books. With the Raja’s ownership signature and inscription which notes that the book was received from Sir C.V. Raman by registered book post on 6.5.1946, but Sir Raman paid a personal visit in 4-4-46 from 3:30pm- 5:30pm. In very good condition. Laid in is a collection of clippings related to The Raman Research Institute and a Brief Biographical Sketch produced by The Bangalore Press. Scarce with only one other book signed by Raman recorded.
Price: $28,000.00 Item Number: 108563
New York: New Directions, 1946.
First edition of Thomas Merton’s second book. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 98699
"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: $1,500.00 Item Number: 102465
New York: Hermitage Press, 1950.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a single short tear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 1785
"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
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
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 called Hawking radiation. He was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Hawking may be one of the most recognizable of theoretical physicists in part due to ALS, which gradually paralyzed him over the decades. After the loss of his speech, he was able to communicate through a speech-generating device—initially through use of a handheld switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle. He is also well known since he achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discussed his theories and cosmology in general. His book, A Brief History of Time, appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks and mentions the works of Rutherford a number of times. He most likely used this book as a resource. A nice association linking these two great physicists, who are both buried near one another at Westminster Abbey in London. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in near fine dust jackets.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119358
London: The Bodley Head, 1966.
First edition of this novel set in Haiti under the rule of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, which explores the political suppression and terrorism through the figure of an English hotel owner, Brown. Octavo, original green cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ivan Lapper.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 116243
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
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
"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.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 89115
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982.
Signed limited first edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Fine in a the original acetate in a fine slipcase.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 120383
"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.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 59047
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.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 99738
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
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
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
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