"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou
His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.
Item Number: 4526
New York: Random House, 2014.
First edition. Small octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.”
In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with "His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty" to lead his people into a new era. This poignant work of gratitude and remembrance offers condolences to the resilient people of South Africa on the loss of their beloved "Madiba" and celebrates a man like no other, whose life and work changed the world. "Moving and heartfelt" (The Washington Post).
Other Books by this Author
Modern Library Edition of Maya Angelou's The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou; Inscribed by Her
New York: Modern Library, 2004.
Early printing of The Modern Library edition of Angelou’s classic memoirs. Octavo, original gray cloth, illustrated endpapers. Inscribed by Maya Angelou on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gabrielle Bordwin. This work contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven.
New York: Random House, 1986.
First edition of the fifth volume in Angelou’s acclaimed autobiography series. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson.
New York: Random House, 1981.
First edition of the fourth volume in Angelou’s acclaimed autobiographies. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed “Joy Maya Angelou” on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Janet Halverson.
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope": First Edition of Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2006.
First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.”
"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between": First Edition of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 1969.
First edition of Angelou’s critically acclaimed first book. Octavo, original first issue book, with the top edge stained red. Signed by the author, “Joy! Maya Angelou” on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. An excellent example.
New York: Random House, 1994.
First edition of this acclaimed group of four poems by the famed poet. Signed by the author on the half title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 2008.
First edition of this collection of essays written in Angelou’s inimitable style. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Catherine Casalino.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007.” Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today’s most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the “foremost academic economist of the 20th century”.