First Edition of Legends of our Time; Signed by Elie Wiesel
Legends Of Our Time.
Item Number: 3836
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968.
First edition of this collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mike McIver.
As a child in Sighet, as a young boy in Auschwitz, as a teenage displaced person wandering through post-World War II Europe, as a young man at the beginning of his career as a writer, witness, and human-rights activist, Elie Wiesel had haunting, often surreal encounters with a wide range of people—sages, mystics, teachers, and dreamers. In Legends of Our Time, he shares with us some of their stories.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Hill and Wang, 1962.
First American edition of Wiesel’s third book in his acclaimed Night Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Saul Lambert. Translated from the French by Anne Borchardt. A very sharp example.
“HUMAN SUFFERING ANYWHERE CONCERNS MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE”: Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Signed by Elie Wiesel
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the title page. In near fine condition with some light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Preface by Francois Mauriac. Rare and desirable.
New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the half title page. Additionally signed by Marion Wiesel on the half title page, who served as translator to this edition.
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented": First American Editions of Elie Wiesel's Night Trilogy; Each Signed by Him
New York: Hill and Wang, 1960-1962.
First American editions of each work in the author’s acclaimed Night Trilogy. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each are signed by Wiesel, The Accident is inscribed by him. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
"The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me": First Edition of Elie Wiesels Night; Inscribed by Him
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960.
First British edition of Nobel laureate Wiesel’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For John- Greetings, Elie Wiesel.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Cowan. Foreword by Francois Mauriac. Translated from the French by Stella Rodway. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"This life is slow suicide, unless you read": First Edition of The Caine Mutiny; Inscribed by Herman Wouk to Ira and Lee Gershwin
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Lee and Ira- Affectionately, Herman Wouk 7 March 1951.” The publication date was March 19, 1951. From the library of Ira Gershwin. The Wouk’s and the Gershwin’s were closed friends, and Ira is cited in the author’s 1985 novel Inside, Out, where the protagonist Goodkind comes face to face with the brothers George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with “The City Boy” on the rare panel. Jacket painting by John Hull. An exceptional association.
"He thought about the wedding gift, a stool carved from Muiri wood. I'll change the woman's figure. I shall curve a woman big- big with child": First Edition of A Grain of Wheat; Lengthily Inscribed by Ngugi
London: William Heinemann, 1967.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the title page signed twice, “To Matthew In appreciation Peace, blessings! Ngugi wa Thiong’o “He thought about the wedding gift, a stool carved from Muiri wood. I’ll change the woman’s figure. I shall curve a woman big- big with child” NW Thiong’o 17th March 08 Irvine.” Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket.
“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen”: First Edition of Where the Wild Things Are; Signed by Maurice Sendak with a Large Drawing
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition in the first-issue dust jacket of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children’s literature. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Boldly inscribed by Maurice Sendak opposite the half-title page, “For Rachel GRR! Maurice Sendak” with a drawing of large growling Carol. Near fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket. This is the correct first state of the dust jacket with no mention of the Caldecott award, and a $3.50 price at top of front flap. An exceptional example, rare and desirable with a drawing by Sendak.
First Edition of Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men And Mountains; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Lyons & Burford Publishers, 1990.
First edition of Krakauer’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Deborah- Stay loose, Climb hard! Congratulations on climbing Denali. You did better than I. Jon Krakauer October 1990. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Shaw. Jacket cover photograph by Jon Krakauer. Jacket back cover by Marc Twight.