Making Waves: Essays.
Vargas Llosa, Mario; Edited and translated by John King.$125.00
Item Number: 1736
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giraux, 1997.
First edition of this collection of essays by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Mario Vargas Llosa on the title page.
Other Books by this Author
"Thank God for books and music and things I can think about": First edition of the Daniel Keyes Classic Work; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which has had some expert restoration.
"Irving Kaufman has an admirable mind, and is most anxious to discharge his duties without prejudice or favor, and is extraordinarily diligent": Autograph Letter Signed From Judge Learned Hand to President Kennedy
Autographed Signed Letter from Judge Learned Hand to President John F. Kennedy, dated May 25, 1961, suggesting Judge Irving Kaufman to be appointed to be a circuit court judge. Irving Kaufman was the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 1987 by President Reagan “for his exemplary service to our country, his work as chairman of the President’s commission on organized crime and his multifacted efforts to promote an understanding of the law and our legal traditions.” Matted and in the original framed. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 13.5 inches.
London: Collins, 1964.
First edition of the sixth book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Michael Bond on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
“Let us leave theories there and return to here's hear": Signed Limited Edition of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
London: Faber & Faber, 1939.
First Signed limited edition. Octavo, original red cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge gilt, original publisher’s yellow cloth slipcase. One of 425 numbered copies, this being number 251 signed by James Joyce on the limitation page. In fine condition, with the publishers slipcase. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First Editions of the Collected Works of Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Collected Works; Warmly Inscribed by Him to his Assistant of 46 Years
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002.
First editions of each of volume that comprise the collected works of Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan’s papers. Octavo, original half cloth, 20 volumes. Eighteen of the twenty volumes are warmly inscribed in the year of publication by James Buchanan to his assistant of 46 years, Betty H. Tillman, the second person Buchanan phoned on October 16, 1986 (after his wife, Ann) when he learned he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics (see Buchanan, ‘Notes on Nobelity,’ in Better than Plowing: And Other Personal Essays, University of Chicago Press 1992). Only Volumes 11 and 20 are unsigned. Each are in very good to near fine condition; dust jackets were not issued for these volumes.