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. Association 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 twentieth century America.
Rare Presentation Copy of Alex R. Ansted's The Riveria: Etchings and Vignettes; Warmly presented by Queen Victoria to one of her maids-of-honour, Mary Hardinge
London: Seely and Co. Limited , 1894.
First edition, presentation copy from Queen Victoria of this beautiful view book of the French Riviera. Quarto, original navy blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated with with twenty full-page etchings with tissue guards, copiously illustrated with additional vignettes throughout. Warmly inscribed by Queen Victoria on the half-title page, “To the Hon. Mary Hardinge, from her affectionate Victoria R.I., Osborne, Christmas 1893.” The recipient, Mary Hardinge was one of Queen Victoria’s Maids of Honour, a young unmarried lady of her court between the years of 1892 and 1894. In very good condition. Rare and desirable with such a large inscription from Queen Victoria.
Color photograph of President Kennedy meeting with astronaut Wally Schirra and his family in the Oval Office, affixed to its original mount. Boldly inscribed, “To Commander Walter Schirra—and his family—with esteem and best wishes, John Kennedy.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.75 inches by 16.5 inches. An exceptional piece linking these two great American icons.