"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
The City and the Pillar.
Item Number: 25087
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.
Stylistically influenced by Hemingway, this work, "is distinguished by its honesty and lack of self-pity; the central figure is unexceptional in every respect but his sexual choices" (Stringer, 690). "One of the best novels of its kind. . . . It isnt sentimental, and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking" (Christopher Isherwood).
Other Books by this Author
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.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967.
First editionnal of the final volume in Vidal’s Narratives of Empire, his acclaimed six-volume series of historical novels about the American past. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal. Small name to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Sheridan Germann.
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.
“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.
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.
"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.
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.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"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. 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.