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
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: 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.
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen's Copy of On Economic Theory and Capitalism; With his Signature and Inscribed to Him
Oxford: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1955.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s copy with his name “A.K. Sen Trinity College Cambridge” on the half title page. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Sen, “For Amartiya With the confidence that he will plan the dynamic economy, of a socialist and peaceful India. With best wishes, Arif Cambridge 8 May 1955.” In very good condition.
"This civilization is rapidly passing away, however. Let us rejoice or else lament the fact as much as everyone of us likes; but do not let us shut our eyes to it: Rare First American Edition of Capitalism Socialism and Democracy; Finely Bound
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1942.
First American edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, bound in full black morocco, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, raised bands. In fine condition.
First Edition of Robert Kennedys Manifesto To Seek A Newer World; Inscribed by Him To Actress Lauren Bacall
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. , 1967.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to actress Lauren Bacall on the front free endpaper, "For Lauren Bacall with best wishes Robert Kennedy." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing. Lauren Bacall campaigned for Robert Kennedy on several occasions and were friends. Bacall a self-professed liberal said, “being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal.” A nice association.
First Edition of Partners: The United Nations and Youth; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Ferris
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950.
First edition. Small quarto, original cloth. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and inscribed by Helen Ferris to famed photographer Fred Stein, “For Fred Stein with our appreciation and all our good wishes for the days ahead Helen Ferris June 1951.” Stein was an early pioneer of the hand held camera and noted street photographer in New York and Paris. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. We have never encountered another signed copy of this rarity.