First Edition of Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley; Signed by Him
Item Number: 273
Beruit: Khayats, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. Signed by Naguib Mahfouz. One of the Nobel Laureate’s first novels to be translated into English.
Midaq Alley follows the lives of the inhabitants of a small, forgotten back alley in Cairo. The bizarre lives of the characters - a bar owner, a spinster, and the local beauty - come to life through this ingenious satire. In 1994, Midaq Alley was adapted to the screen by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Fons and won a Special Mention at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.
Other Books by this Author
"Art is language of the entire human personality": First Editions of Each Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Cairo Trilogy; Each Volume Signed by Naguib Mahfouz
New York: Doubleday, 1990-1992.
First American editions of author’s most well known work; a trilogy originally published in Egypt in the 1950’s and which garnered him the Nobel Prize in literature decades later in 1988. Octavo, 3 volumes. Original half cloth. Each volume is signed by Naguib Mahfouz. All three are fine in fine dust jackets. Books signed by Mahfouz are rare as he left Egypt only twice during his life, each time only but for a short time.
London: Doubleday, 1996.
First British edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Originally published in Arabic in 1977 as Malhamet al-harafish. Translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham.
"I believe in life and in people. I feel obliged to advocate their highest ideals as long as I believe them to be true": Uncorrected Proofs of each volume in the authors Acclaimed Cairo Trilogy; Each signed by the Author
New York: Doubleday, 1990-1992.
Uncorrected proofs of author’s most well known work; a trilogy originally published in Egypt in the 1950’s and which garnered him the Nobel Prize in literature decades later in 1988. Octavo, 3 volumes, original illustrated wrappers. Each volume is signed by Mahfouz and in near fine condition. Books signed by Mahfouz are rare as he left Egypt only twice during his life, each time only but for a short time.
New York: Doubleday, 1997.
First edition. Octavo. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Signed by both Nobel Laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Nadine Gordimer, who contributed the foreword to this volume. Both signatures were obtained in person.
New York: Doubleday, 1995.
First edition of this novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author who refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Naguib Mahfouz on the title page. Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mario J. Pulice.
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, illustrated. 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.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.