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New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1971.
First edition, later printing of the economist’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. Rare and desirable signed.
"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.
“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.
“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.
“I BELIEVE THAT ART HAS A KIND OF RIGHTNESS, AS IN MUSIC, WHEN WE HEAR WHETHER OR NOT A NOTE IS FALSE”: FIRST EDITION OF GERHARD RICHTER’S CITY LIFE: SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER
Gli Ori 2002.
First edition. Inscribed by the composer, Steve Reich and signed by the artist Gerhard Richter. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Wonderfully illustrated throughout by Richter’s paintings composed while listening to Reich’s work.
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.
"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.
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.
"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.