First Edition of the Goat or Who Is Sylvia?; Signed by Edward Albee
The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
Item Number: 24046
New York: Overlook Press, 2000.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Edward Albee on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
The Goat or Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year (Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle. “Four decades after Virginia Woolf sent shock waves through the mainstream theatre, Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times).
Other Books by this Author
"We will all go mad before you": First Edition of Edward Albees Pulitzer-Prize Winning Play A Delicate Balance; Signed by Him
New York: Atheneum, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Edward Albee on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"DASHED HOPES AND GOOD INTENTIONS. GOOD, BETTER, BEST, BESTED": FIRST EDITION OF WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY EDWARD ALBEE
New York: Atheneum, 1962.
First edition of Albee’s classic work. Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front endpage, “For _____, ______ & ______ _______ Edward Albee Dec. 7. 1962 N.Y.C.” Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine. A nice example, uncommon inscribed in the year of publication.
"DASHED HOPES AND GOOD INTENTIONS. GOOD, BETTER, BEST, BESTED": FIRST EDITION OF WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, INSCRIBED BY EDWARD ALBEE
New York: Atheneum, 1962.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Edward Albee on the half-title page in the year of publication to his accountant, “For Bernard Reis – at the beginning of what I hope will be a long friendship – Edward Albee December, 1962.” Accountant and art collector Bernard J. Reis is best known for his part in the 1971 Rothko scandal in which American abstract painter Mark Rothko’s daughter Kate sued the three executors of her father’s estate. The executor’s were ultimately found guilty of performing a number of fraudulent practices that led Rothko to vastly underestimate the value of his works. Reis also mismanaged the finances of Edward Albee while serving as his accountant throughout the 1960s and 70s, causing Albee to acquire enormous debt and forcing him to sell many pieces from his important collection of modern art. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine and a few small closed tears. A unique association.
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, illustrated. 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 of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. 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.