First Edition of Ursula LeGuin's the dispossessed; Signed by Her
Le Guin, Ursula K.$975.00
Item Number: 29053
New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
First edition of this Nebula and Hugo Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Ursula Le Guin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Gerald Jonas, writing in The New York Times, said that "Le Guin's book, written in her solid, no-nonsense prose, is so persuasive that it ought to put a stop to the writing of prescriptive Utopias for at least 10 years". Theodore Sturgeon praised The Dispossessed as "a beautifully written, beautifully composed book", saying "it performs one of [science fiction's] prime functions, which is to create another kind of social system to see how it would work. Or if it would work."
Other Books by this Author
"I had forgotten how much light there is in the world, till you gave it back to me": First Editions of Each of Book in Ursula Le Guins The Wizard of Earthsea Series; Each Volume Signed by Her
First editions, first printings of each of the five novels in Le Guin’s acclaimed Wizard of Earthsea series. Octavo, 5 volumes, original cloth. Each book is signed by Ursula K. Le Guin on the title page. The Wizard of Earthsea is the first issue with the publisher’s faint vertical smudge running through the R in “Wizard” on the title page; that continues through the round symbol and into the second U in “Ursula” below, ending at the I in “drawings”, and the dust jacket priced at $3.95. A Wizard of Earthsea with illustrations by Ruth Robbins; Tombs of Atuan and Farthest Shore with illustrations by Gail Garraty. The Tombs of Atuan is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. The Farthest Shore is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Tehanu and The Other Wind are fine in fine dust jackets. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed.
New York: Walker & Company, 1969.
First edition of Le Guin’s Nebula and Hugo award-winning novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Boldly signed by Ursula K. Le Guin on the title page. Near fine in an near fine dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the spine extremities.
New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
First edition of this Nebula and Hugo Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Ursula Le Guin on the title page. Light glue residue on the rear endpaper, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket.
"But need alone is not enough to set power free: there must be knowledge": First Editions of Each of Book in Ursula Le Guins The Wizard of Earthsea Trilogy; Each Volume Signed by Her
London: Gollancz, 1971-1973.
First editions of each novel in Le Guin’s acclaimed Wizard of Earthsea triology. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each book is signed by Ursula K. Le Guin on the title page. Each are fine in fine dust jackets .
“The end justifies the means. But what if there never is an end? All we have is means": First Edition of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven; Signed by Her
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1971.
First edition of this classic science fiction work, which revolves around a character whose dreams alter reality, including past events. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Ursula K. Le Guin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Carl Berkowitz.
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.
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New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959.
First edition of the economist’s work, which revolutionized modern investment theory and practice. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by Harry Markowitz on the title page. Light wear, else near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Grossman, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Warmly inscribed by Ralph Nader on the title page. Near fine in a very dust jacket.