First Edition of A Brave and Startling Truth; Inscribed by Maya Angelou
A Brave and Startling Truth.
Item Number: 4297
New York: Random House, 1995.
First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author, “______ Joy Maya Angelou." A poem read by Maya Angelou at the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
Celebrating the common humanity "we, this people, on a small and lonely planet" share, Angelou read this poem at the June 26 ceremonies in San Francisco to commemorate the signing of the U.N. Charter.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Random House, 2002.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Maya Angelou. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between": First Edition of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 1969.
First edition of the Angelou’s critically acclaimed first book. Octavo, original first issue book, with the top edge stained red. Signed by the author, “Joy! Maya Angelou” on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. An excellent example.
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope": First Edition of Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2006.
First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.”
"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2014.
First edition. Small octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.”
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1922.
Finely bound set of Hugo’s contemplations. Octavo, 3 volumes, bound in three quarter’s morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt topstain. In near fine condition.
"O come, then, quickly come! We are budding, we are blowing; And the wind that we perfume Sings a tune that's worth the knowing": First Edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poems; Inscribed by Him
Boston: James Munroe & Co, 1847.
First edition with four pages of publisher’s ads dated January 1, 1847 bound before the title of this collection of poems. Octavo, bound in publisher’s boards covered in coated ivory-colored paper, with publisher’s label on spine. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “Elizabeth Burgess with the best wishes of R.W.E. 1 Jan. 1847.” In very good condition with some wear to the binding. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Emerson in the year of publication.
London: R. Brimley Johnson, 1900.
First edition of Chesterton’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy to Violet Boileau, who was the wife of the dedicatee of this this volume. The inscription reads, “Violet Boileau- from Gilbert Chesterton You will not like my picture of a pig/ For you have pigs of every shape and size/ Who leap at your return and lick your hand/ And look up with their napt seraphic eyes/ You will not like my elephant at all/ Although you scorn scorn in pity may be sulk/ She who has passed the Belgian Custom House/ Can pity anything that has a trunk./ You will not like my pictures of my rhymes/ The scanty fruits of a distinguished mind/ There are three letters only you will like/ Three letters I leave to you to find.” In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional presentation copy with an original poem, rare and desirable.
Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co, 1886.
The Complete Works of Robert Burns. Octavo, 6 volumes, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panels. Illustrated with 60 fine etchings and wood cuts, maps and facsimilies. In fine condition.