First Edition of Derek Walcott's Gulf; Signed By Him
Item Number: 1188
London: Jonathan Cape, 1969.
First edition of this early collection of poems by the Nobel Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that has a small tear to the top back panel.
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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed and dated by Derek Walcott in 1978 on the half-title page. In very good condition.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled": First Edition of Robert Frost's Complete Book of Poems; Inscribed by Him
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949.
First edition of this collection of poems, which includes the classic “The Road Not Taken.” Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Robert Frost to Ruth M. Blair Bread Loaf VT 1953.” The recipient was a student at Bread Loaf. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Frontispiece by Clara E. Sipprell. Jacket design by John King.
"a marvelous prose epic that matches the best 19th century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power" First Edition of A House For Mr. Biswas; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
London: Andre Deutsch, 1961.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with a small chip to the foot of the spine and some light wear. Jacket design by Stephen Russ.
"Poet, Singer, Great heart, may our god bless your name, and the womb that held you, and the breasts that gave you milk. and may god forgive us all"; First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Jesus The Son of Man; Warmly Inscribed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
First edition of Kahlil Gibran’s masterful retelling of the story Jesus of Nazareth. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Roy and D. from Howard and Bill With the blessing upon you four, and with the gratitude of Kahlil Gibran 1928.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable inscribed and in the original dust jacket.
“They looked at each other until they weren't acquaintances any longer": First Edition of What Makes Sammy Run; Inscribed by Budd Schulberg in the year of publication
New York: Random House, 1941.
First edition of what many consider one of the most important novels on Hollywood and the film industry. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Julian Johnson with respect and fond regards, Budd. March 29, 1941.” The recipient Julian Johnson was the head story editor for 20th Century Fox studios in the 1930s. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the rear panel with the blurbs by F. Scott Fitzgerald and John O’Hara. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association.