First British Edition of Theodore Dreiser's A Traveler At Forty
A Traveler At Forty.
Item Number: 78891
London: Grant Richards, 1914.
First British edition of this travelogue by the author of Sister Carrie. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In very good condition. Illustrated by W. Glackens.
A Traveler At Forty is a travelogue of Theodore Dreiser's trip to England, France, Italy, Germany and Holland.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927.
Signed limited edition of Dreiser’s second short story collection, with two stories published herein for the first time. Octavo, original black cloth. Limited to 440 copies, 425 of which were for sale, signed by Theodore Dreiser. In very good condition.
"To the one who, in a sincere wish for American and world peace": Theodore Dreiser's America is Worth Saving; Inscribed by Him
New York: Modern Age Books, 1941.
Second printing. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To the one who, in a sincere wish for American and world peace, buys this book. The compliments and best wishes of Theodore Dreiser Hollywood. April 1941.” In near fine condition.
New York: Heron Press, 1929.
Signed limited edition, one of 1100 copies signed by Theodore Dreiser and the artist Robert Fawcett. Quarto, original cloth. With decorations by Robert Fawcett. Near fine in the original slipcase with some wear.
"A man, a real man, must never be an agent, a tool, or a gambler acting for himself or for others he must employ such. A real man a financier is never a tool. He used tools. He created. He led": First Edition of Theodore Dreiser's The Financier; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912.
First editions of the first novel of the author’s acclaimed Trilogy of Desire. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some unnecessary tape reinforcement to the verso with some bleedthrough. Rare in the original dust jacket.
"A man, a real man, must never be an agent, a tool, or a gambler acting for himself or for others he must employ such. A real man a financier is never a tool. He used tools. He created. He led": First Editions of Each Novel in the Authors Acclaimed Trilogy of Desire; From the library of Wallace Stegner
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912-1947.
First editions of each novel in the author’s acclaimed Trilogy of Desire, from the library of American novelist Wallace Stegner, with his signature to the front free endpaper of The Financier. Often referred to as “The Dean of Western Writers”, Wallace Stegner taught at both Harvard and Stanford University where he founded the creative writing program; his students included Sandra Day O’Connor, Robert Stone, Ken Kesey, and Larry McMurtry. Stegner’s novel Angle of Repose won him the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; and in 1977 he was awarded the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird. Octavo, 3 volumes. In near fine condition. An exceptional association linking two highly influential 20th century American novelists.
New York: John Lane Company, 1914.
First edition of the second book in the author’s acclaimed Trilogy of Desire. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For George T. Keating my most American book Theodore Dreiser N.Y. City 1919.” The recipient George Keating was a well-known book collector in the early twentieth century, who amassed a large Joseph Conrad collection. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing and offsetting to the endpapers. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell case.
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Rare First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
CT: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. This is the first example of a first printing we have seen signed. Rare and desirable.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas’ classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell’s copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.