First Edition of Toni Morrisons Nobel Lecture; Signed by Her
The Nobel Lecture in Literature.
Item Number: 896
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
First edition of Toni Morrison’s Nobel Lecture. Small octavo, original red cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the front free endpaper. In fine condition, issued without a dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
First edition of “one of Morrison’s most haunting works yet” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Love is never any better than the lover": First Edition of Toni Morrison's First Book The Bluest Eye; Signed by her
New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1970.
First edition of Morrison’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. From the library of Lynn Nesbit, who served as Toni Morrison’s literary agent for a number of years. In 1965, Nesbit created the literary department for what later became International Creative Management. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the $5.95 price and 1070 on the bottom of front flap, with a single closed tear. Dust jacket design by Herb Lubalin and Jay Tribich. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example with noted provenance.
“For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it”: First Edition of Song of Solomon; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.
First edition of the author’s third book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. A very nice example.
“Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all”: First Edition of The Journey to Beloved; Signed by Toni Morrison
New York: Hyperion, 1997.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Toni Morrison on the half title page. In fine condition. Details the making of Beloved, starring Oprah Winfrey. Photographs by Ken Regan.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
First edition of Wouk’s sequel to The Winds of War. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “For Goerge Miken adviser and friend from Herman Wouk 17 Sept 78.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase.
“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there”: First Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Signed by Robert Pirsig
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974.
First edition of one of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Robert M. Pirsig on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!": First Edition of Where the Wild Things Are; Signed by Maurice Sendak with a Drawing Of Mickey Mouse
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children’s literature. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine early dust jacket with the $3.50 price and the “40-80 1163” code. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"IF YOU ONLY READ THE BOOKS THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS READING, YOU CAN ONLY THINK WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS THINKING": First Editions of Norwegian Wood; Both Volumes Signed by Haruki Murakami
London: Harvill, 2000.
First editions of the author’s most well-known work. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Both volumes are signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Both volumes are in fine condition and are in the original gold box. Translated by Jay Rubin.