First Edition of Murder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties; Signed by Michael Lesy
Murder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties.
Item Number: 799
New York: Norton, 2007.
First Edition. Octavo, black cloth with gilted titles to the spine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Michael Lesy on the half title page.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Pantheon, 1973.
First edition. Oblong quarto. Original cloth gilt titles to the spine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Van Schaick and commentary by Lesy. The photographs were taken in a small Wisconsin town between 1890 and 1910. Fascinating glimpse of life in the midwest at the turn of the twentieth century. Roth 101; Parr & Badger II, 217; Open Book, 292.
FIRST EDITION OF ANGEL’S WORLD: THE NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANGELO RIZZUTO SIGNED BY PHOTO HISTORIAN MICHAEL LESY
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
First edition. Quarto, original black cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Michael Lesy on the title page. Jacket design by Laura Lindgren.
New York: Orbis, 1999.
First edition. Octavo. Fine in wrappers. Warmly inscribed by Maguire as follows, “To ______ Peace to you. Love Mairead Corrigan Maguire.” Also inscribed to the same recipient by Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu; who contributed the foreword. Also laid in is a pamphlet inscribed by Maguire, “A Letter to My Son Luke.” Uncommon especially signed by both these Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Black and white photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Signed by Roosevelt in the bottom right corner. Matted and framed, which measures 11 inches by 13 inches. Pach Brothers photograph, with their name on the bottom left. The Pach Brothers photography studio is one of the oldest photographic firms in business in New York City, having begun operations in 1867. Patrons included famous Americans involved in business, politics, government, medicine, law, education, and the arts, as well as thousands of students, families and children.
"more poignant and human than Trumans official memoirs": First Edition of Truman Speaks; Inscribed by Harry Truman
New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.
First edition of a collection of lectures given by Truman at Columbia University. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Truman. Inscribed by the author, “To John _____ kindest regards from Harry S. Truman 2-26-64.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelfwear. Jacket photograph by The Bettmann Archive.