First Edition of Shimon Peres' Battling For Peace; Signed by Him
Battling For Peace: A Memoir.
Item Number: 67862
New York: Random House, 1995.
First edition of Peres’ autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Shimon Peres on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jennifer Eisenpresser.
In Battling For Peace, Shimon Peres, former Israeli Minister of Defense and winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, tell of his relationships with Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and others whom he encountered during his career.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Wyndham Books, 1979.
First edition of this moving tribute by Peres of the founding fathers of Israel. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Shimon Peres on the half-title page. Translated by Philip Simpson. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Dick Adelson. Uncommon signed.
New York: Random House, 1970.
First American edition of the story of the creation of Israel’s armed strength. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in 1971 in Hebrew by Shimon Peres on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith Studio. Rare and desirable signed.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970.
First edition of the story of the creation of Israel’s armed strength. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Rachel and Solomon Rapepord in deep friendship Shimon Peres 15.12.70.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears. Jacket design by Derrick Holmes. Rare and desirable signed.
“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty": First Edition of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking; Signed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
First edition of the account of the year following the death of the author’s husband. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
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.
New York: The Sears Publishing Company, 1932.
First edition of this autobiography by the famed architect. Octavo, original orange cloth. Boldly signed by Addison Mizner on the front front free endpaper. In very good condition with some rubbing to the cloth extremities, offsetting to the front endpaper from newspaper clipping from Mizner pasted to the pastedown. Rare signed as Mizner passed away the following year of publication in 1933.
First Edition of "the Master of Modernism" Marcel Breuer's Sun and Shadow: The Philosophy of An Architect; Inscribed by Him
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956.
First edition of this work by the famed modernist architect. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To the Walter Paepcke with best regards, Marcel Breuer.” The recipient, Walter Paepcke was an industrialist and philanthropist most noted for his founding of the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Skiing Company in the early 1950s, both of which helped transform the town of Aspen, Colorado into an international resort destination and popularize the sport of skiing in the United States. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Books signed and inscribed by Marcel Breuer are scarce.