"There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best": First Edition Of The Golden Notebook; Signed By Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook.
Item Number: 792
London: Michael Joseph, 1962.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by William Belcher.
"The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessings most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women" (Elizabeth Hardwick, New York Times Book Review).
Other Books by this Author
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way": First Editions of Each Book in the Nobel Prize-Winning Authors Children of Violence Series; Each Signed by Doris Lessing
London: Michael Joseph, 1952-1969.
First editions of the author’s Children of Violence Series. Octavo, 5 volumes. Original cloth. Each of the five volumes are signed by Doris Lessing. Near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
London: Michael Joseph, 1984.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Kay.
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960.
First edition of “one of the most authentic books ever written about the English” (San Francisco Chronicle). Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
London: Michael Joseph, 1954.
First Edition of the author’s second novel in her acclaimed Martha Quest series. Octavo. Original cloth. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dustjacket which contains the rare yellow wraparound band stating that Lessing has won the Somerset Maugham Award. Signed by the author on the title page. Rather uncommon with the band present.
New York: Harper Collins, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.
London: Michael Joseph, 1952.
First edition of the author’s first book in the Children of Violence series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Name on the front pastedown, near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips and wear. Jacket design by Peter Rudland.
First Edition Of The Authors Classic Novel The Golden Notebook; Signed By Doris Lessing; From the Library of Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Murray Gell-Mann
London: Michael Joseph, 1962.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. From the library of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann with his bookplate to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the extremities. Jacket design by William Belcher. Gell-Mann received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. A nice example with noted provenance.
"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.
First Editions of the Collected Works of Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Collected Works; Each Volume Signed by Him
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002.
First editions of each of volume that comprise the collected works of Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan’s papers. Each volume is signed and dated by James M. Buchanan. Octavo, original half cloth, 19 volumes. In fine condition, dust jackets were not issued for these volumes.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, a collection of twelve essays in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edmund Phelps on the title page. Slip for review laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.