First Edition of Carlo Levi's Christ Stopped at Eboli
Christ Stopped At Eboli.
Item Number: 1748
New York: FSG, 1947.
First American Edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers. Very good in a good dust jacket. Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye.
Adapted into a film, directed by Francesco Rosi and starring Gian Maria Volonté as Carlo Levi.
Other Books by this Author
“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.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951.
First edition of this collection of essays by Graham Greene, two of its four parts, Personal Prologue and Personal Postscript, comprise seven invaluable pieces of autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow writer Norman Douglas on the front free endpaper, “Dear Norman This with my love. Thank you so much for the nostalgic picture postcard. Catherine and I both miss you a great deal and our drinks at the Victoria. We hope to come and find you sitting there in June and I will bring with me your Chinese snuff box! Love Graham.” With Norman Douglas’s ownership stamp on the front pastedown. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A fine association linking these two great novelists and travel writers of the twentieth century.
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.