Custom Half Morocco Clamshell Book Box.
Item Number: 50000
Beautiful custom leather protective boxes can be made to house any book in a wide variety of colors. These typically take one month to complete and will ship separately after your order.
"With Many Thanks For Sharing His Witchlore" First Edition of John Updikes The Witches of Eastwick; Inscribed by Him and Signed by Jack Nicholson
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
First edition of this novel, basis for the classic film starring Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Al Divver with many thanks for sharing his witchlore [witchlore printed out in Updike’s hand] with me all best, John Updike.” The recipient aided Updike in researching witch publications. Additionally signed by actor Jack Nicholson opposite Updike’s inscription. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Updike. A unique example.
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
Early printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Jary and Lola -best wishes, Harper Lee.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli.
“Fear no more, says the heart": First American Edition of Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1925.
First American edition of one of Woolf’s best-known novels. Octavo, original orange cloth. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chips. A very nice example.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
First edition of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated green cloth gilt to the spine and front panel, with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble. A near fine example with just a touch of rubbing. Laid in is an original pen and ink drawing by Edward W. Kemble, titled in pencil in another hand, “The Pirate Chief carries off Sweet Marie,” pin-holes, light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. With “88” on p 13 and “with the was” on p 57. As to issue points resulting from damaged plates (e.g. the dropped “5” on p 155, present here), Kevin MacDonnell concludes, “they are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets. All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process” (“Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers,” Firsts, Vol 8, No 9, Sept 1998, pp 28-35). A very sharp example of this literary highspot.