Coast To Coast.
Morris, James [Jan].$500.00
Item Number: 1303
London: Faber & Faber, 1956.
First Edition of the author’s account of his cross country trip of the United States. Octavo. Orginal red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.
Other Books by this Author
London: Faber & Faber, 1968.
First British edition of the author’s second volume in the acclaimed Pax Britannica Trilogy. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that has some tape reinforcement to the verso.
"Our land is of every kind geologically and climatically and our people are of every kind also - and yet out land is one nation, and our people are Americans": First edition of Steinbeck's America and Americans; inscribed by him to fellow American author John Updike
New York: The Viking Press, 1966.
First edition of Steinbeck’s final book. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated, cartographic endpapers. With 136 pages of photographs, 24 in full color by 55 of the most prominent American photographers of the era including Ansel Adams, Sam Siegel, and Todd Webb. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For John Updike with admiration John Steinbeck.” American author John Steinbeck published his most notable works between 1937 (Of Mice and Men) and 1952 (East of Eden), and was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940 and Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. One of the most prolific American authors from the early 1960s until his death in 2009, fellow recipient of the Pulitzer Prize John Updike identified Steinbeck as one of his literary heroes at a young age. Both writers’ works explored themes of crises related to faith, injustice, and family dynamics applied to small town ‘everyman’ protagonists. Both Steinbeck and Updike wrote in a realist tradition featuring their own distinctively rich and imaginative vocabulary and style of prose. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Jacket design by Christopher Harris. Photograph of Steinbeck to the rear panel by Paul Farber. An exceptional association linking two of the greatest writers of twentietth century America.
“It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky": First Edition of E.B. White's Here is New York; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Curtis Publishing Company, 1949.
First edition of this classic meditation on the City of New York. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “E.B.White Dec. 1949.” Presented above by Katherine White,”Merry Christmas from the Whites.” White was a writer and wife of the author. She was the fiction editor for The New Yorker magazine from 1925 to 1960. In 1977, William Shawn wrote, “More than any other editor except Harold Ross himself, Katharine White gave The New Yorker its shape, and set it on its course.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example, most rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932.
First edition of Earhart’s account of her childhood, her fascination with aviation, and her life through her 1932 flight across the Atlantic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Amelia Earhart on the front free endpaper. With the rare original silvertone phonograph recording of her internationally broadcast speech given the day she completed her solo transatlantic flight. In near fine condition with light rubbing. First editions are uncommon signed.