First Edition of Death and the King's Horseman; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Wole Soyinka
Death and the King’s Horseman.
Item Number: 1089
New York: Norton, 1975.
First edition of the author’s classic play. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Based on events that took place in an Yoruba city, in 1946, Soyinka's powerful play concerns the intertwined lives of Oba, the king's chief horseman; his son, Olunde, now studying medicine in England. The king has died and Elesin, his chief horseman, is expected by law and custom to commit suicide and accompany his ruler to heaven. The classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.
Other Books by this Author
London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
First edition. Near fine in illustrated wrappers, small name on the front free endpaper. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1988.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
First edition, later printing of the economist’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. Rare and desirable signed.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it": First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed, “For Kristin, more power to you, Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman below his signature. Fine in a fine dust jacket.