Item Number: 685
New York: Viking, 2002.
Uncorrected proof of the first edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Dial Press, 1969.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a slightly toned spine.
New York: Viking Press, 1978.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Lee and Laurie, who have watched the game from a ringside seat, with good will and love, Bill”, additionally signed by Kennedy on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with wear and chips to the extremities. A nice inscription.
New York: Viking, 1982.
Uncorrected proofs of the first editions of each of the author’s first three novels in the acclaimed Albany Cycle. Octavo, original wrappers. 3 volumes. Each are signed by the author. Legs is in near fine condition. Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game has some spots on the front panel, else near fine. Ironweed is in fine condition without wear.
"Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate": First Edition of William Kennedys Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication
New York: Viking Press, 1983.
First edition. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “For Bob Donovan, who at the moment currently connects me with both Cornell and Albany State, with gratitude Bill Kennedy 1/20/83.”
New York: Viking Press, 1983.
First Edition. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by author on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a newspaper article on Kennedy winning the Pulitzer Prize. Some offsetting to the half and title pages, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket. A very nice example.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1942.
First British edition of Lewis’ classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine extremities. Rare in the original dust jacket.
"What gets measured gets improved": First Edition of Post-Capitalist Society; Signed by Peter Drucker
New York: Harper Collins, 1993.
First edition of one of the final works by “the world’s greatest management thinker… deserves to be measured alongside people such as Keynes or Schumpeter” (Economist). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Peter Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by William Graef.
First Edition of Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Amartya Sen on the front free endpaper.
"In Wall Street as anywhere else, the chief essential is common sense, coupled with study and practical experience": First Edition of Richard Wyckoff's Classic Work How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
New York: Magazine of Wall Street, 1922.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. In near fine condition with some rubbing and toning to the spine.