“Real lives have no end. Real books have no end": First American Edition; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M.G. Le Clezio
The Book of Flights.
Le Clezio, J.M.G.$350.00
Item Number: 777
New York: Atheneum, 1972.
First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. An excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
“Out there, in the open desert, men can walk for days without passing a single house, seeing a well, for the desert is so vast that no one can know it all": First American Edition of Desert Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M.G. Le Clezio
Boston: A Verba Mundi Book, 2009.
First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the wrap around band. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964.
Uncorrected proof of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. In good condition with spotting to the front panel and a small stain to the page edges.
"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.
New York: Atheneum, 1964.
First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine.
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst French Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
Paris: Gallimard, 1980.
First French edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. In very good condition with some shelfwear and toning to the extremities.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to writer William F. Buckley on the front free endpaper, "For William Buckley with a credit for early stylistic inspiration George Gilder." Some notes in Buckleys hand, near fine in a very good dust jacket. The author, George Gilder worked for many years at the National Review,the political magazine founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley. Buckleys thinking has loomed large on Gilder, with the latter writing in regards to God and Man at Yale, ”it is still correct and prophetic. It defines the conservative revolt against socialism and atheism on campus and in the culture and reconciles the alleged conflict between capitalist and religious conservatives.” A nice association linking these two seminal figures of conservative thought.
"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others": First Edition, First Issue of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Chicago & New York: George M. Hill & Company, 1900.
First edition, first issue, second state with all points present and red unserifed spine imprint. Original pale green cloth stamped in green and red. Twentyfour color plates and illustrations throughout by W.W. Denslow. A very good example with some wear to foot of the spine, covers lightly soiled. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The printing history of the George Hill edition has been hotly debated for years. Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod (1938) identified three printings of the first edition: States X, Y and Z. The major distinction between the three states was the copyright page. (The “Y” state may have been merely a mixed copy.) No doubt due to the haste in which the book was produced in 1900, Hill unfortunately printed Denslow’s pictorial copyright page on the verso of the “Introduction” rather than on the verso of the title page as required by law. Some copies, as is the case with the present copy, left the publisher before the mistake was discovered. To correct the error, Hill had the verso of the title-page of remaining copies rubber stamped with the copyright notice: “Copyright 1899 / By L. Frank Baum and W. W. Denslow. / All Rights Reserved.” The present example also contains the earliest state of the color plates with mistakes intact: two blotches on the moon, facing p 34; and a red horizon line, facing p 92. Riley, A Bookbinder’s Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 2011, pp 26-29 and 35-47; see Hanff & Greene I.I.A.
Boston: Atlantic, Little, Brown, 1981.
Uncorrected proof. Inscribed by Tracy Kidder. Near fine in wrappers, as issued.