First Edition of Wole Soyinka's A Dance of the Forests; Signed by Him
A Dance of the Forests.
Item Number: 1082
London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
First edition of Soyinka’s first book. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. In near fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Random House, 1988.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page.
London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
First edition of this early Soyinka play. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For a fellow explorer Wole Soyinka.” In fine condition.
New York: Hill & Wang, 1971.
First edition of this early work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows the lightest of rubbing to the top spine. Signed by Wole Soyinka.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1975.
First edition of Soyinka’s classic play. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences": Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Inscribed by Elie Wiesel to Abba Eban
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Abba Eban, “Pour Eban- le a sa propre commencement a sa historie: la voice- Elie W. New York, 1967.” Translated as, “The beginning of his own history Elie W.” As it increased in popularity, Wiesel’s Night was translated into 30 languages and prompted meetings with several important literary and political figures including Saul Bellow and Abba Eban. In 1955, Wiesel moved to New York to work as a foreign correspondent for Yediot Ahronot, the largest daily Newspaper in Israel. Eban was also posted in New York throughout the 1950s serving as Israel’s ambassador to the United States and, in 1952, was elected Vice President of the UN General Assembly. At the time of the present inscription, Eban had just been appointed as Israel’s foreign minister, the most important position in the Israeli cabinet. As Israel’s foreign minister Eban would defend the country’s reputation after the Six-Day War, asserting in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that Israel had acted in response to an imminent threat. In very good condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. Preface by Francois Mauriac. From the library of Abba Eban. An exceptional association, commemorating the culmination of Eban’s political career.
"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated": First Edition of Arnold Palmer's My Game and Yours; Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965.
First edition of Palmer’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Adrienne Best Wishes Arnold Palmer.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
"This life is slow suicide, unless you read": First Edition of The Caine Mutiny; Inscribed by Herman Wouk to Ira and Lee Gershwin
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Lee and Ira- Affectionately, Herman Wouk 7 March 1951.” The publication date was March 19, 1951. From the library of Ira Gershwin. The Wouk’s and the Gershwin’s were closed friends, and Ira is cited in the author’s 1985 novel Inside, Out, where the protagonist Goodkind comes face to face with the brothers George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with “The City Boy” on the rare panel. Jacket painting by John Hull. An exceptional association.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.
First Penguin edition of “the definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Ngugi wa Thiong’o on the title page. In fine condition. Introduction by Moses Isegawa.