First Edition of Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine; Signed by Tom Wolfe
Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine And Other Stories, Sketches, and Essays.
Item Number: 19098
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Tom Wolfe on the half title page. A touch of rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear.
"No one is as good as Wolfe on the contradictions between cushy class and angry consciousness . . . There essays . . . offer a lively picture of the surface of our society' one wishes life were this interesting" (Jack Beatty, The Nation).
Other Books by this Author
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
First edition of Wolfe’s fourth novel. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Edye…with a bow… Tom Wolfe.” The recipient, Edye Broad is an art collector, who along with her husband Eli have amassed a collection of about 2,000 pieces of art valued at more than $2 billion. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Oliver Munday.
First Edition of Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities; Lengthily Inscribed by Him To Editor David Kent
New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987.
First edition of the Wolfe’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to editor David Kent in the year of publication, “To David Kent with thanks for a grand time and much high living in Toronto Tom Wolfe December 4, 1987.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. A nice association.
First Edition Of Tom Wolfes First Book KandyKolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby; Inscribed by Him
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.
First edition of the author’s first book that launched New Journalism. Octavo, original white cloth. Signed by Tom Wolfe on the half title page. Additionally signed by Phil Spector and Junior Johnson on the front free endpaper. Both are subjects in the book, Phil Spector in “The First Tycoon of Teen” and Junior Johnson in “The Last American Hero.” Phil Spector is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as “a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll.” Considered the first auteur among musical artists, Spector acted not only as a producer, but also the creative director, writing or choosing the material and masterminding all phases of the recording process. He is acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in pop music history. The essay that many critics have considered the strongest is “The Last American Hero,” a profile of Junior Johnson, an early star of the stock car racing world and NASCAR. In looking at a single day at the races, Wolfe also examines the rise of the race day culture, how it is a stark contrast to the Grand Prix motor racing popular in Europe. The Last American Hero was made into a film in 1973, starring Jeff Bridges as Junior Johnson.Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare signed by Wolfe, Spector and Johnson.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.
First edition of Wolfe’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth with titles to the spine in silver. SSigned by Tom Wolfe on the title page and additionally signed on the half-title page by pilot Chuck Yeager and by John Glenn; one of the Mercury Seven. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kiyoshi Kanai.A very sharp example, rare signed by Wolfe, Yeager and Glenn.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.