Mussolini, Benito; Foreword by Richard Washburn Child.$50.00
Item Number: 2049
New York: Scribner's, 1928.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Illustrated. In near fine condition that shows only light shelf wear.
Other Books by this Author
"All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state": First Edition of My Autobiography; Signed by Benito Mussolini
New York: Scribner's, 1928.
First edition of Il Duce’s autobiography. Octavo, original green cloth. Boldly signed by Benito Mussolini on the title page. Laid in is a letter from the Royal Consul General of Italy, to a recipient at Scribner’s, confirming that Mussolini has “autographed in recognition of your kind collaboration in the publication of the volume”, dated 2 February 1929, Illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket (corner clipped with the $3.50 still present) that shows only light shelfwear.
"Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything" First Edition of Henry Hazlitts Rare First Book Thinking As A Science
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1916.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition. Uncommon.
First Edition of 40th Anniversary of Eric Carle's Classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Signed by Him
New York: Philomel..
First edition of the 40th anniversary edition. Oblong quarto. Signed by Eric Carle. In fine condition.
"And he no longer cared to tell which were things done and which dreamt": First Edition of Cormac McCarthys First Book The Orchard Keeper; Signed by Him
New York: Random House, 1965.
First edition of the author’s rare first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Cormac McCarthy on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with some light fading to the spine. Books signed by McCarthy are uncommon, especially his earlier novels.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Jack Leggett, “To Jack Philip Aug. 1977.” Leggett was a biographer and literary mentor and head of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where Philip Roth taught. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers”: First Edition of Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow; Inscribed by Him
New York : Viking Press, 1973.
First edition of the author’s National Book Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Herb Yellin- Regards, Thomas Pynchon.” The recipient Herb Yellin, was the publisher and founder of Lord John Press, considered by many to be one of the most important small presses of the 20th century. He formed a friendship with the author Thomas Pynchon. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities and a closed tear to the rear panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed and inscribed by Pynchon are one of the great rarities of twentieth century literature.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: New York, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Amos Oz on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.