First Edition of For Those Who Love: A Biographical Novel of Abigail and John Adams; Signed by Irving Stone
For Those Who Love: A Biographical Novel of Abigail and John Adams.
Item Number: 89495
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1965.
First edition of this biographical novel of the Adams’. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spines, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Signed by Irving Stone. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
Those Who Love is a biographical novel of John Adams, as told from the perspective of his wife, Abigail Adams.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Longmans, Green and Company, 1934.
First edition of this classic, bestselling biographical novel of Vincent Van Gogh. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Rachel Ann Starr With my best wishes Irving Stone.” Bookplate of the recipient, some rubbing and wear to the cloth in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
First Edition of The Greek Treasure: A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann; Signed by Irving Stone
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1975.
First edition of this biographical novel of the life of Henry and Sophia Schliemann, pioneers in the field of archaeology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Irving Stone. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1941.
First edition of this classic work on Darrow. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Darrow. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To J.B. Perlman- one of Chicago’s best attorney’s and because the Leavitt’s tell me he is one of the world’s finest fellows. Cordially Irving Stone.” Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Rare First Edition of Mathematical Collections and Translations, which includes the first translation in English of Galileo's System of the World" (Dialogo)
London: William Leybourn, 1661.
First edition of Thomas Salusbury’s Mathematical Collections and Translations. Salusbury compiled and translated important writings by Archimedes, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Tartaglia, Torricelli into English for the first time, greatly influencing the English-speaking world. This volume contains the first English translation of Galileo’s 1632 The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo). Also included is Galileo’s 1615 letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, published in 1636 as Nov-antiqua sanctissimorum patrum et probatorum theologorum doctrina, which asserted the independence of science from religious authority. This short but important Epistle to the Grand Dutchesse Mother concerning the Authority of Holy Scripture in Philosophical Controversies (known today as the Letter to Christina), was only the second work of Galileo’s to be published in England. It preceded the Latin edition, published in London by Thomas Dicas, by two years and remained the only vernacular translation for two centuries. Apart from the two works by Galileo, Salusbury included other translations from Italian and Latin in this volume of his Collections, such as Johannes Kepler’s and Didacus a Stunica’s “Reconcilings of Scripture Texts,” and Foscarinus’ Epistle to Father Fantonus reconciling the Authority of Scripture. Folio, bound in full calf, with 4 engraved plates. Lacking the half-title, contents leaf, fly-title to The System of the World, and the errata leaf found at the end of the first part in some copies. 2 parts in one volume. In very good condition with the contents showing some light browning in the upper margins. First editions are exceptionally rare.
“AND THE DUST SUBSIDED, AND BEHOLD, THE JINNEE, WITH A DRAWN SWORD IN HIS HAND, HIS EYES CASTING FORTH SPARKS OF FIRE”: FINELY BOUND SET OF THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
London: Chatto & Windus, 1912.
Octavo, 3 volumes of The Thousand and One Nights. Bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain. Translated from the Arabic, with copious notes by Edward William Lane. Edited by his nephew Edward Stanley Poole. Illustrations from the designs of William Harvey. In near fine condition. An attractive set.
"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1918.
The autograph edition of the Works of Booth Tarkington. Octavo, 18 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt topstain. In fine condition. Signed by Booth Tarkington in volume one. A very nice set.