First Edition in English of Milan Kundera's Ignorance; Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 68944
London: Faber & Faber, 2002.
First edition in English of Kundera’s “most successful [novel] since The Unbearable Lightness of Being” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Milan Kundera on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Marry van Barr. Translated from the French by Linda Asher.
“Kundera once more delivers a seductive, intelligent entertainment … [with] elegance and grace” (Washington Post Book World).
Other Books by this Author
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
First edition of the novel that brought Kundera his first big international success. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milan Kundera. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
First Edition of Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignificance; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2015.
First edition of Kundera’s eleventh fictional work. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed and dated by Milan Kundera in the the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the French by Linda Asher.
Paris: Gallimard, 1984.
First French edition of Kundera’s magnum opus, which preceded the English translation. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed and dated by Milan Kundera on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object": First Edition of The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Inscribed by Milan Kundera
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984.
First edition of Kundera’s magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milan Kundera on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino. Translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim. Rare signed and inscribed.
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Rare First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
CT: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This is the first example of a first printing we have seen signed. Rare and desirable.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas’ classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell’s copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.