First Edition of Samuel L. Clemens' The Curious Republic of Gondour
The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches.
Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain).$975.00
Item Number: 64043
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
The Curious Republic of Gondour is a collection of sketches, most of which were taken from a series that Twain wrote for The Galaxy from May 1870, to April 1871. The rest appeared in The Buffalo Express
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Mark Twain Autographed letter signed. It reads, “Ampersand” [Harrietstown, NY] , 27 August  My dear Mr. West I thank you very sincerely. But reflect: if you & the 1207 others who wrote me, had said the same things in their local press, (no signature required) think of the hundreds & thousands of converts that vast wave of mere honest simple confession[s] of faith would have made! And how it would have upheld my hands–& what authority it would have given to my mouth! Whereas I got only kicks & never had a friend–apparently. I was sure I had friends somewhere; & if I had had the wit to suggest the above course I believe they would have been prompt to show up & stand by me. It was my own fault that in my hands the cause didn’t fare better. Sincerely yours SL Clemens.” Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Twain. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.
First edition of Drucker’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
First Edition of W.D. Gann's Truth of the Stock Market Tape and Wall Street Stock Selector; Signed by Him
New York: Financial Guardian Publishing Company, 1930.
First edition of this work by Gann, based on his years as a seasoned trader. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, 19 charts. Boldly signed by W.D. Gann on the title page. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Two titles in one volume (as issued) and separately paginated. The Truth of the Stock Tape was originally published in 1923; The Wall Street Stock Selector in 1930. This is a first printing of the two volumes bound as one. This volume also contains Gann’s forecast for 1929. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Gann are rare.
"The pleasures of golf are not measured by successes but by the love of the player for the game": First Edition of Golfing Legend J.H. Taylor's Golf: My Life's Work
London: Jonathan Cape, 1943.
First edition of Taylor’s classic autobiography, who is considered to be one of the best golfers of all time and a pioneer of modern golf. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. Rare in the original dust jacket.