Item Number: 1176
New York: Random House, 1995.
First edition. Octavo. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. “Vidal's account of his first 39 years includes his reminiscences of a host of prominent political and cultural figures” (Publishers Weekly).
Other Books by this Author
"Ideally, of course, a relationship is best, but then how many people are capable of deep feeling? Practically none": First Edition of The City and the Pilar; Signed by Gore Vidal
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948.
First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the title page. Fine in a bright dust jacket with a few small chips but does not show the fading to the spine panel.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1956.
First edition of the author’s play that was later made into the 1960 motion picture starring Jerry Lewis as Kreton. Octavo. Fine in a lightly used very good plus dust jacket. Signed by the author. Laid in is a ticket stub at a play that Vidal appeared at.
Definition: Williwaw - a sudden violent gust of cold land air common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes
New York: Dutton, 1946.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page. Very good plus in a very good dust jacket.
"Nothing that ever was changes. Yet nothing that is can ever be the same as what went before": First Edition of The City and the Pillar; Signed by Gore Vidal
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948.
First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with two small chips to the crown but does not show the fading endemic to the spine panel. A very sharp example.
New York: Random House, 1984.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“That my plans have lately gone somewhat awry is the sort of risk one must take if life is to be superb": First Edition of Gore Vidal's Myra Breckenridge; Inscribed to his Publicist Jay Allen
Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1968.
First edition. Octavo, black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to his publicist Jay Allen, “Jay- many thanks Gore.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear. A nice association.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.
First edition of this collection of poems by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar.
First Edition of Inside the Economist's Mind; Signed by Economists Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed on the title page by Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell. These economists were interviewed for this volume. In near fine condition, without a dust jacket as issued. Rare and desirable.
New York: United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1955.
First edition of this early Sendak title. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with light rubbing.
“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there”: First Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Signed by Robert Pirsig
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974.
First edition of one of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Dear Mark Dillon Really happy to hear about your firm. I’m very strong on this region and will be thinking about your press. Robert M. Pirsig Apr 15, 1974.” Fine in a fine dust jacket .