Officers and Gentlemen.
Item Number: 1948
Boston: Little, Brown, 1955.
First American edition. Octavo, original blue boards. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
London: 1932, Chpaman & Hall.
First edition of “one of the century’s great masters of the twentieth century” third novel. Octavo, original cloth, map frontispiece. Near fine in a good dust jacket with restoration.
“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all": First Edition of Brideshead Revisited; Signed by Evelyn Waugh
London: Chapman and Hall, 1945.
First edition of Waugh’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Evelyn Waugh. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Scarce and desirable signed by Waugh.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950.
First American edition of what the author always described as his best work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to friend, fellow Catholic and novelist J.F. Powers on the front free endpaper, “For Jim Powers with warm regards from Evelyn Waugh.” Jim Powers was a novelist and short-story writer who often drew his inspiration from developments in the Catholic Church, and was known for his studies of Catholic priests in the Midwest. Writing about Powers’s first collection of stories, “Prince of Darkness,” Evelyn Waugh said that he “is almost unique in his country as a lay writer who is at ease in the Church; whose whole art, moreover, is everywhere infused and directed by his Faith.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. A nice association linking these two fine novelists.
"It would be a dull world if we all thought alike": First Edition of A Handful of Dust in the Rare Dust Jacket; Signed by Evelyn Waugh
London: Chapman and Hall, 1934.
First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine copy in the rare dust jacket which shows some wear and tear. Signed by Evelyn Waugh. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare especially in the original dust jacket and signed.
"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.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of Garcia Marquez’s work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Chip Kidd. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Also, laid into the book is the original postcard for the publication.
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst English Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
London: Atlantic Books, 2009.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page.
"What I mean is, I love winter, and when you really love something, then it loves you back, in whatever way it has to love": First Edition of A Separate Peace; Inscribed by John Knowles
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960.
First edition of Knowles’ award-winning first novel, a “modern classic” often compared to J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To ____ With all best regards- John Knowles.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped second issue dust jacket. A very sharp example.