Item Number: 784
New York: Morrow, 2001.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Scribners, 1999.
First edition of this a psychological horror novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Stephen King on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Fontana.
"For lots of fun and searching times-with love": First Edition of Leslie Charteris' The Saint in Miami; Lengthily inscribed by him
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc, 1940.
First edition of Charteris’ classic Saint novel set in Miami. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, “For Virginia Chantry for lots of fun and searching times- with love Leslie Charteris. 18 April 42.” Charteris has added a stick figure drawing of The Saint. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Charteris.
Rare First Edition of Philip K. Dick's Classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Director Bertram Berman's Copy
New York: Doubleday and Company, 1968.
First edition of this science fiction cornerstone. Octavo, original cloth. Filmmaker Bertram Berman’s copy, with his signature along with his address at CBS on front endpaper, directly beneath the rubber-stamped address of Raritan Productions, Inc. Berman was a program executive and producer with CBS, who in 1968 purchased the option of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick, clearly thrilled about the prospect of a film adaptation of one of his works, sent a lengthy letter to Berman full of ideas about how the book could be translated to film. Dick provided Berman with suggestions on everything from casting (Gregory Peck for Deckard; Dean Stockwell for Jack Isidore), tone, plotting…even down to the particular sound the weapons would make. And, of course, “There could be room for more sex.” Berman’s project failed to get off the ground, and his option expired, opening the way for other parties and, eventually, Ridley Scott. The full text of Dick’s May 21, 1968 letter was published in The Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter #18 (August, 1988). Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
New York: Gnome Press Publishers, 1952.
First edition, first issue. Octavo, original red cloth with the publisher’s imprint on the spine measuring 2.2 cm. Fine in a near fine bright dust jacket. Boldly signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page.