"I AM FOREVER walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot-prints, And the wind will blow away the foam": Signed Limited First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Sand and Foam
Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms.
Item Number: 34068
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927.
Signed limited edition of the author’s classic work. Number 75 of 95 copies, signed by Kahlil Gibran. Illustrated with seven drawings by the author. In near fine condition, two small names to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom made slipcase. A very sharp example.
Sand and Foam is a collection of profound and inspirational thoughts from the master of timeless wisdom, Kahlil Gibran, author of ‘The Prophet’. Abstract and specific, amused and awed, direct and circuitous, this work draws together strands of advice and motivation to enrich the mind, heart, soul and life of the reader.
Other Books by this Author
"Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels. He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest”: First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Jesus The Son of Man; Thrice Inscribed by him to close personal friend Marie Louise Watters
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929.
First edition of Kahlil Gibran’s masterful retelling of the story Jesus of Nazareth, inscribed by him four times and with an accompanying handwritten letter. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by Gibran on the front free endpaper in Arabic, with a second inscription to the frontispiece, “ML: You were there too, K. G.,” and a third on page 197, “To Marie Louise, a faithful friend, loving and lovable, who saw the beginning of this book, and she was generous, and she was helpful. Kahlil” On the illustration on page 14 Gibran has also penned, “Now behold!” A few passages are underlined in ballpoint, presumably by the recipient. Also laid in is a autographed letter handwritten by Gibran on his personal letterhead, dated August 24, 1929 to the same recipient. The letter reads: “Dear Marie Louise, I am delighted to hear that you are coming to New York some time in September. It will be so good to see you again. I have not been well-and I have been out of the world for a long time, and my heart is full of deep silence, unsung songs. And I am extremely restless. All these are signs of old age. Perhaps they are signs of a second youth in that I feel I must express myself in new forms of beauty. Do let me know more about your coming East. With exception of a short visit to this or that place now New York, I shall be free throughout the month of September. Please remember me in kindliness to your mother, and then to other members of your family. Ever faithfully, Kahlil.” The recipient Marie Louise Watters was a close friend of Gibran’s, the two met in Greenwich Village at the Arts Student League in 1918 where they both attended a ceramics course and remained friends until Gibran’s death in 1931. Also laid in is a type-written copy of Kibran’s obituary as appeared in the New York Times on September 20th, 1931. A rare and intimate association.
"Poet, Singer, Great heart, may our god bless your name, and the womb that held you, and the breasts that gave you milk. and may god forgive us all"; First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Jesus The Son of Man; Warmly Inscribed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
First edition of Kahlil Gibran’s masterful retelling of the story Jesus of Nazareth. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Roy and D. from Howard and Bill With the blessing upon you four, and with the gratitude of Kahlil Gibran 1928.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable inscribed and in the original dust jacket.
"Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you": First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Sand and Foam; Warmly Inscribed by Him; And a Two Page Autographed Letter Signed
London: William Heinemann, 1927.
First edition of this powerful collection of aphorisms, poems, and parables from the author of The Prophet. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Marie Luise, With a greeting across the garden, Kahlil.” Also laid in is a autograph signed two paged letter on his letterhead, completely in Gibran’s hand. It reads, “Good morning to you, dear Marie Lousie, and many blessings upon you. I have before me now a kindly number of your letters, and I feel quite rich. You see, I went to the country for a while, and while I was there no letters were forwarded to me. Everybody thinks that I must try and get out of the world as though I have never been in it. And they say that I am not well enough to do anything but lie on my back and be still. They are all stupid! I like the little photographs in your last letter very much. They make you seem quite dashing! The hair is infinitely better and, of course, more becoming. No doubt that at the end of October ‘your tresses, like molten gold, falling from heaven to the earth,’ will [be] a pleasant sight to the gods of this world—and the gods of other worlds. I am glad you still like the drawing. Who knows, I may make a better one next winter! And if I should do so, you would want it- and I will not give it to you- and that’s that!!! Always your faithful Kahlil Boston Aug. 28 1927.” In near fine condition.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.