First Edition of Percy Madeira's Hunting in British Africa
Hunting in British Africa.
Madeira, Percy C.; Foreword by Frederick Courteney Selous.$425.00
Item Number: 2060
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1909.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. In very good condition with the two folding maps present. Bookplate of prominent Massachusetts resident Peter Chardon Brooks on the inside gutter.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
New York: Villard Books, 1996.
First edition of this “engrossing work…with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page with the added words, “I now walk into the woods Jon Krakauer.” The line is from the Into the Wild. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr and Daniel Rembert. An exceptional example.
First Edition of W.D. Gann's Truth of the Stock Market Tape and Wall Street Stock Selector; Signed by Him
New York: Financial Guardian Publishing Company, 1930.
First edition of this work by Gann, based on his years as a seasoned trader. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, 19 charts. Boldly signed by W.D. Gann on the title page. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Two titles in one volume (as issued) and separately paginated. The Truth of the Stock Tape was originally published in 1923; The Wall Street Stock Selector in 1930. This is a first printing of the two volumes bound as one. This volume also contains Gann’s forecast for 1929. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Gann are rare.
"The pleasures of golf are not measured by successes but by the love of the player for the game": First Edition of Golfing Legend J.H. Taylor's Golf: My Life's Work
London: Jonathan Cape, 1943.
First edition of Taylor’s classic autobiography, who is considered to be one of the best golfers of all time and a pioneer of modern golf. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. Rare in the original dust jacket.