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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.
Geneva, Switzerland : Rolex Watch Co. 1946
A very scarce, and sumptuously produced, history of the Rolex watch. With 26 tissued-guarded, and tipped-in, colour photo plates of some of the company’s most famous designs, plus 22 pages of text, and an accompanying “Roll of Honour” detailing the many awards the company has won for its chonometers. Small quarto, original stiff wrappers. Near fine in the original glassine wrapper. The slipcase is in near fine condition.
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.
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.
"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.
“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.