Leap Of Faith: Memoirs Of An Unexpected Life.
Item Number: 2613
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
First British edition. Octavo, original black boards. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the title page, “For poor Bob Forbes with fervent prayers for peace and better health Queen Noor 2003”. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of Five Chiefs; A Supreme Court Memoir; Inscribed by Justice John Paul Stevens to "My Good Friend" Chief Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friend Frank Lorson John Paul Stevens.” The recipient was the chief deputy clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, who began his 30-year career at the Supreme Court as an assistant clerk in 1972. He was chief deputy clerk from 1981 until his retirement in 2002. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1956.
First edition of the re-issue. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Portia Washington Pittman to Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper, To Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt The First Lady of the World- Sincerely- Portia Washington Pittman- Daughter of Booker T. Washington Sept. 1956.” Some tape residue to the front free endpaper and some wear to the cloth in a very good dust jacket.
“Perhaps the greatest charm of tramp-life is the absence of monotony": First Edition of The Road; Inscribed by Jack London
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907.
First edition, second state of the binding. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with 48 full-page plates. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear Margaret: Sincerely yours, Jack London Oct. 15, 1915.” In very good condition, with a tasteful bookplate to the inner gutter and a small discoloration to the spine panel.
New York: Financial Guardian Publishing Company, 1927.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Robert Rend With all good wishes for the success of his new book sincerely W.D. Gann May 12, 1942.” Some light rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine. Books signed or inscribed by W.D. Gann are rare.