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
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.
"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.
New York: Doubleday, 1995.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Naguib Mahfouz. This novel was inspired by the work “A Thousand and One Nights” and was originally published in Arabic in 1979. Books signed by Mahfouz are scarce. Provenance Provided.
"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.
"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.
"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.
Philip Carret has "the best long term investment record of anyone I know" Warren Buffett: Rare First Edition of Art of Speculation; Signed by Philip Carret
New York: Barron's, 1927.
First edition of the Wall Street legend’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Carret on the title page. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small chips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.