First Edition of Christopher Hitchens Memoir Hitch 22; Inscribed by Him
Hitch 22: A Memoir.
Item Number: 30062
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2010.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare signed and inscribed.
Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature.
Other Books by this Author
Is Christianity Good For the World?: A Debate; Signed by Both Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson
Moscow, Idaho: Cannon Press, 2008.
First edition, second printing. Octavo, original glossy boards. Signed by both Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson on the title page. In fine condition.
New York: Basis Books, 2002.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2007.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in silver. Inscribed by the author, “To Frank Whitbech, Who has more Cain first editions than Cain has and the more power to him. James M. Cain Los Angeles, Calif June 5, 1944”. Bookplate of the recipient on the front free endpaper, a very good copy with light wear.
University of Pennsylvania, 1967.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition with some offsetting and light spotting the front panel. Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Lawrence Klein on the title page.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1941.
The Burwash edition of Rudyard Kipling’s collected works. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Top edge gilt. 28 Volumes. One of 1,010 sets with volume 1 signed by Rudyard Kipling. The volumes are in fine condition with their original dust jackets. Seldom encountered in their original dust jackets.
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
Photograph of Franklin Roosevelt by Harris and Ewing signed as follows, “For Lt. Commander William H. Watson U.S.N to replace the one that was lost and found from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt.” The photograph measures 9 inches by 11 inches. Matted and framed, which measures 16 inches by 20 inches.
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved": First Edition of The Sirens of Titan; Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961.
First hardcover edition of the author’s second novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example.
London: John Lehmann, 1948.
First English Edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author. Scattered foxing to the page edges, near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket.
"Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home": First Edition of Ulysses; One of 750 Numbered Copies
Paris: Shakespeare & Company, 1922.
First edition. One of 750 numbered copies on handmade paper from a total edition of 1000 copies. Thick quarto, original blue and white wrappers. A near fine copy, internally fresh and largely unopened, the wrappers not significantly soiled or faded, and completely unrestored. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This is copy #992, and has laid in the front panel of the original prospectus with the tipped-on reproduction of the 1918 photo of Joyce by C. Ruf. The front panel of the prospectus has been amended, as often, to indicate the book “is now ready,” and the original buyer must have jumped at the opportunity, as the order panel of the prospectus has been neatly cut away. Sisley Huddleston’s 5 March 1922 review from The Observer is also laid in (though both items are in prophylactic sleeves that have prevented any offsetting). Also laid into the slipcase is some correspondence relating to the sale of this copy in 1972 by Duschnes in New York City. A very sharp example with exceptional provenance.