First Editions of Life-Histories of African Game Animals; In the Rare Original Dust Jackets
Life-Histories of African Game Animals.
Roosevelt, Theodore and Edmund Heller.$2,800.00
Item Number: 34020
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1914.
First edition. Octavo, 2 volumes, original buckram cloth, frontispieces, plates and maps. Drawings by Philip R. Goodwin. Near fine in the rare original dust jackets with some wear and tear.
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
New York: Assouline, 2016.
First edition. Quarto, original boards, over 100 color photographs. Signed by Ken Gross; the photographer George Saitas; the car owner, Jeff Lotman; and the car restorer, Bruce Canepa. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the shipping box.
Two black and white photographs from circa 1961 of Mickey Mantle and Rogers Maris. Each is inscribed to their 1961 teammate Billy Gardner. The Mantle photograph is signed, “To Billy My Best Wishes, Mickey Mantle.” The Maris photograph is signed, “To Bill, Best wishes to a hell of a nice guy, Roger Maris.” A nice association linking these teammates from the World Series champions. The 1961 Yankees are often mentioned as a candidate for the unofficial title of greatest baseball team in history.
First Edition of Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses; Inscribed by William Woodward To Nelson Doubleday
Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses: From the Collection of William Woodward. With Notes by W.S. Vosburgh.
New York: Privately Printed for Ernest R. Gee [by The Derrydale Press], 1929.
First edition, one of 300 copies. Quarto, bound original full red crimson morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt tooling to the spine with raised bands, gilt ruled covers with gilt title on front cover, top edge gilt. Inscribed by the author, “To Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Doubleday with my best and affectionate regards William Woodward.” The recipient, Nelson Doubleday was a United States book publisher and president of Doubleday Company from 1922-1946. His father Frank N. Doubleday founded the business. Contains sixty-eight engraved plates and three charts. In very good condition.