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: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed 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.
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 author’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. 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.
"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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
First edition, later printing of the economist’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. Rare and desirable signed.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it": First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed, “For Kristin, more power to you, Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman below his signature. Fine in a fine dust jacket.