First Edition of Signifying Rappers; Signed by David Foster Wallace
Wallace, David Foster & Mark Costello.
Item Number: 82569
New York: Ecco Press, 1990.
First edition of the first book to seriously consider rap and its position as a vital force in American culture. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by David Foster Wallace. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially signed by Foster Wallace.
Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop." The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom. "Brilliantly written . . . (with) great wit, insight, and in-your-face energy" (Review of Contemporary Fiction).
Other Books by this Author
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.
Cambridge: Blackwell, 1991.
Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.
"THE USUAL DISTINCTION BETWEEN DIPLOMACY AND FORCE IS NOT MERLY IN THE INSTRUMENTS, WORDS OR BULLETS, BUT IN THE RELATION BEWTWEEN ADVERSARIES": FIRST EDITION OF ARMS AND INFLUENCE: SIGNED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING ECONOMIST THOMAS SCHELLING
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.
First edition of this “exemplary text on the interplay of national purpose and military force” (Book Week). Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed by Thomas Schelling on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the spine. A very nice example of an important book, that is uncommon signed.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition of Fisher’s classic treatise. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.