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.
West Palm Beach, FL: J. Wadsworth Travers / The Palm Beach Press, 1929.
First edition of this early work on Palm Beach. Octavo, original green cloth, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition.
“I wish I could tell you about the South Pacific. The way it actually was. The endless ocean": First Edition of James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947.
First edition of Michener’s first book, with the statement of “First Printing” on the copyright page and the date 1947 on the title page. Octavo, original cloth.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1914.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated from photographs taken by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition, frontispiece with tissue-guard; 3 maps, including 1 folding in the rear. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Frederic A. Ames, a first-class American, with all good wishes, from Theodore Roosevelt June 14th 1918.” The recipient, Frederic Ames was an early American automobile manufacturer in Owensboro, Kentucky, from 1910 to 1925. A beetle-backed “gentleman’s roadster” and a five passenger tourer were the first models offered for sale by the company. The company also produced replacement bodies for the Ford Model T. At its peak the company produced approximately 30,000 vehicles. In near fine condition with light toning to the spine. One of the more difficult titles in the Roosevelt canon to find signed and inscribed, and with such a warm inscription.
"Men used to have stronger vital sap than now; that was in the days when all countries were inhabited...": First Edition of Across Arctic America: Narrative of the Firth Thule Expedition; Lengthily Inscribed by Knud Rasmussen
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
First edition of this classic narrative of Rasmussen’s journey across Arctic America. Octavo, original cloth, map endpapers, frontispiece, with 64 illustration, four maps. Lengthily inscribed by the author on verso of frontispiece, “For S. D. Green, Philadelphia, U.S.A. “Men used to have stronger vital sap than now; that was in the days when all countries were inhabited. Then things were done that we do not understand now, and the eye saw things which are hidden from us. But the tongue has carried down the experiences of the old men to us, whose vital sap is more diluted. The Eskimo Knud Rasmussen Nov. 1927.” In near fine condition. A unique inscription.