First Edition in English of Le Clezio's The Giants; Signed by Him
Le Clezio, J.M.G.$350.00
Item Number: 775
New York: Atheneum, 1975.
First American edition of the author’s sixth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear. Jacket design by Diane Simmard. Translated from the French by Simon Watson Taylor.
Upon an immense stretch of flat ground at the mouth of a river bathed in sunlight rises Hyperpolis. It stands there, surrounded by its four asphalt car-parks, to condemn us - a huge enveloping supermarket. Each of us will see ourselves reflected in the characters who move mindlessly about Hyperpolis, but The Giants is a call to rebellion. This bold and inventive novel is the work of a tremendously talented writer and both an intoxicating and exhilarating read.
Other Books by this Author
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 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: 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. Jacket design by Isadore Seltzer. Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward.
"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.
“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.
New York: Atheneum, 1973.
First American edition of this collection of nine stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page Very good in a very good dust jacket with a small chip from the foot of the spine. Jacket design by Harry Ford. Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward.
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Rare First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
CT: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This is the first example of a first printing we have seen signed. Rare and desirable.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas’ classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell’s copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.