"The only watchmaker is the blind forces of physics": First Edition of The God Delusion; Signed by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion.
Item Number: 1717
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
First edition of this best-selling work by English biologist Richard Dawkins. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"A particularly comprehensive case against religion. Everyone should read it. Atheists will love Mr. Dawkins's incisive logic and rapier wit, and theists will find few better tests of the robustness of their faith" (Economist).
Other Books by this Author
Oxford: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1982.
First edition of Dawkins’ sequel to The Selfish Gene, and is considered his principal contribution to evolutionary theory. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Perry Smith.
London: Bantam Press, 2013.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page.
New York: Free Press, 2009.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Free Press, 2011.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“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.
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.
Henry Landau's All's Fair: The Story of the British Secret Service Behind the German Lines; Signed by Him
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1934.
Early printing of Landau’s biography of his time in the British Secret Service. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Captain Henry Landau.” Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Uncommon signed.