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
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.
Henry Landau's All's Fair: The Story of the British Secret Service Behind the German Lines; Signed by Him
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1934.
Early printing of Landau’s biography of his time in the British Secret Service. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Captain Henry Landau.” Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Uncommon signed.
London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent and Co Ltd, 1922.
First edition of this humorous story on golf written as a Shakespearian parody. Octavo, original boards, illustrated throughout.