FIRST EDITION OF ARTHUR BARLOWS KIVET OF THE BUSH
Kivet of the Bush.
Item Number: 309
Bloemfontein: A. C. White, 1950.
First edition. Octavo. A very good copy in a near fine bright dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
"Our land is of every kind geologically and climatically and our people are of every kind also - and yet our land is one nation, and our people are Americans": First edition of Steinbeck's America and Americans; inscribed by him to fellow American author John Updike
New York: The Viking Press, 1966.
First edition of Steinbeck’s final book. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated, cartographic endpapers. With 136 pages of photographs, 24 in full color by 55 of the most prominent American photographers of the era including Ansel Adams, Sam Siegel, and Todd Webb. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For John Updike with admiration John Steinbeck.” American author John Steinbeck published his most notable works between 1937 (Of Mice and Men) and 1952 (East of Eden), and was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940 and Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. One of the most prolific American authors from the early 1960s until his death in 2009, fellow recipient of the Pulitzer Prize John Updike identified Steinbeck as one of his literary heroes at a young age. Both writers’ works explored themes of crises related to faith, injustice, and family dynamics applied to small town ‘everyman’ protagonists. Both Steinbeck and Updike wrote in a realist tradition featuring their own distinctively rich and imaginative vocabulary and style of prose. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Jacket design by Christopher Harris. Photograph of Steinbeck to the rear panel by Paul Farber. An exceptional association linking two of the greatest writers of twentietth century America.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1947.
First edition of this biography on the explorer Matthew Henson. Octavo, original brown cloth, cartographic and illustrated endpapers, folding map in original glassine envelope. Signed by the explorer Matthew A. Henson on the title page. Additionally inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Gladys and family- In appreciation for your wonderful kindness- Bradley Robinson.” Also inscribed by Robinson with a full page inscription opposite the title page, “Dear Gladys- You told me the winters are long and cold in Maine. That’ll a perfect time to read about a place that’s a lot colder. The thought of 50 below should keep you warm. And it’s a good way to remember me- the guy who liked Maine lobsters and fish- but didn’t get much of any that was legitimate or counted Very best Brad.” Introductions by Vilhjalmur Stefanson and Peter Freuchen. Foreword by Commander Donald B. MacMillan. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed by Henson and with such a long inscription from Robinson.
A Journey Through Kansas; with Sketches of Nebraska: Describing the Country, Climate, Soil, Mineral, Manufacturing, and Other Resources.
Cincinnati : Moore, Wilstach, Keys, 1855.
Rare wrapper-bound issue of the second book on Kansas. Octavo, original wrappers, with a folding map of Nebraska and Kansas by Boynton. The pictorial advertisement for the publisher on the rear wrapper features a picture of the establishment. With “Sixth Thousand!” printed at the top of the front wrapper. In good condition with some wear to the spine and extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. Rare and desirable.