Herztier [The Land of Green Plums].
Item Number: 1918
Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1994.
First German edition and true first, translated and published into English as, “The Land of Green Plums” in 1996. Octavo, original gray cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Herta Muller on the title page.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Metropolitan Books, 1997.
First edition of the Nobel Prize winning-author’s gripping story of a Romanian women’s daily life in a stagnated dictatorship. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Herta Muller on the title page. Small remainder to the top edge, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Out there, in the open desert, men can walk for days without passing a single house, seeing a well, for the desert is so vast that no one can know it all": First American Edition of Desert Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M.G. Le Clezio
Boston: A Verba Mundi Book, 2009.
First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the wrap around band. Signed by the author on the title page.
"For it can never be that war shall preserve life, and peace destroy it": First Edition, First Issue of Thomas Hobbes's Landmark Work Leviathan
London: Andrew Crooke, 1651.
First edition, first issue, with “head” ornament (rather than “bear”) on letterpress title page, additional engraved title, and folding table. Wing 2246. Pforzheimer 491. Macdonald & Hargreaves 42. Folio, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label, raised bands. In near fine condition with some of the usual browning to the page edges. A very nice example of this highspot.
Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1821.
First American edition of a landmark work in political economy. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards, black leather morocco spine label. In near fine condition.
“Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation": First Edition of Alexander Hamilton; Inscribed by Ron Chernow in the Year of Publication to Judge Louis Oberdorfer
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.
First edition of this landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer United States District Court for the District of Columbia Best regards- Ron Chernow 12/3/04.” The recipient was Louis Oberdorfer, a federal judge for the District of Columbia. He ran the Justice Department’s tax division under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy but was also a key member of the federal fight for civil rights in the South. An interesting gift inscription on the front free endpaper, from a close friend of both the author and the recipient. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
London: Michael Joseph, 1952.
First edition of the author’s first book in the Children of Violence series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.