First Edition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door; Signed by Her
A Wind In the Door.
Item Number: 75091
New York: FSG, 1973.
First edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine. Jacket design by Richard Cuffari.
"Complex concepts of space and time are handled well for young readers, and the author creates a suspenseful, life-and-death drama that is believably of cosmic significance. Complex and rich in mystical religious insights, this is breathtaking entertainment" (School Library Journal).
Other Books by this Author
The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time; A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time.
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First editions of each novel in L’Engle’s acclaimed Time Quintet. Octavo, original cloth. Each volume is near fine to fine in near fine dust jackets. A Wrinkle in Time is without the Newbery Award-winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional set, most rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Easton, CT: Easton Press, 2004.
First Easton Press edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
"Tesser Well": First Edition of Madeleine L'Engles Newbery Award-Winning Novel A Wrinkle In Time; Inscribed by Her
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Sam, Tesser Well Madeleine L’Engle.” Light wear to the bottom boards, near fine in a very near fine first issue dust jacket that shows some light wear and a closed tear to the front panel. Without the Newbery Award-winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.
"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of Madeleine LEngle's A Wrinkle In Time
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with some light rubbing to the crown of the spine. From the library of Madeleine L’Engle’s mother’s personal friend Hester Stover, the woman who introduced L’Engle to John Farrar at a Christmas party in 1961, who would finally publish A Wrinkle in Time after it had been rejected 26 times. L’Engle wrote in her 1972 memoir, A Circle of Quiet, “My mother was with us for the holidays, and shortly after Christmas I had a mall party for her with some of her old friends. One of them, Hester Stover, more than ever dear to me now, said, “Madeleine, you must meet my friend, John Farrar.” I made some kind of disgruntled noise because I never wanted to see another publisher; I was back to thinking I ought to learn to bake cherry pie. But Hester, going to a good deal of trouble, insisted on setting up an appointment, and I took the subway down to John Farrar’s office. I just happened to have that rather bulky manuscript under my arm.” Within two weeks of that meeting, L’Engle signed a contract with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. With a letter of provenance from the Stover estate. Without the Newbery Award winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. A very nice example with exceptional provenance.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2004.
First Easton Press edition of the author’s third book in her acclaimed Time Quartet. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"THE USUAL DISTINCTION BETWEEN DIPLOMACY AND FORCE IS NOT MERLY IN THE INSTRUMENTS, WORDS OR BULLETS, BUT IN THE RELATION BEWTWEEN ADVERSARIES": FIRST EDITION OF ARMS AND INFLUENCE: SIGNED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING ECONOMIST THOMAS SCHELLING
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.
First edition of this “exemplary text on the interplay of national purpose and military force” (Book Week). Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed by Thomas Schelling on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the spine. A very nice example of an important book, that is uncommon signed.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition of Fisher’s classic treatise. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.