Metropolitan Life and Social Studies; Signed by Fran Lebowitz
Metropolitan Life and Social Studies.
Item Number: 73451
First editions of the slipcased edition of the author’s classic collections of essays on New York City life, limited to 1500 sets. Octavo, original cloth. Both volumes are signed by Fran Lebowitz on the title page. Both volumes are fine in the original slipcase.
Metropolitan Life and Social Studies are classics of their genre. In them Lebowitz does what she does best, caustically portraying the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life--its fads, trends, crazes, morals and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining. The funniest woman in America" (Edmund White, Washington Post).
Other Books by this Author
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas’ classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell’s copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.
Cleveland Heights, OH: Farley Libraries, 1931.
First edition of this uncommon golf title. Murdoch 241. Octavo, original green gilt-lettered cloth. In fine condition.