"It now only remained that my gratitude in good fortune should exceed my former submission in adversity": Limited Edition of The Vicar of Wakefield; Signed by Arthur Rackham
The Vicar Of Wakefield.
Item Number: 3365
London: George G. Harrap, 1929.
Signed Limited edition. Quarto, original vellum, gold titles to the spine, front panel. Limited edition, no. 543 of 575 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. Twelve colored plates plus illustrations. In near fine condition.
The Vicar of Wakefield has long charmed readers "in part due to the imaginative glow that Goldsmith so effortlessly casts over the action and to his flexible and easy style" (Baugh).
Other Books by this Author
London: William Heinemann, 1920.
Signed limited deluxe edition. Quarto, original half vellum over cream boards, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. One of 625 numbered copies signed by the illustrator Arthur Rackham. Printed on English hand-made paper with an additional color plate. Illustrations: 25 full page silhouettes, comprising 9 in color (frontispiece and 4 double plates)–and 16 in black (including 4 double illustrations); one mounted colored plate; silhouette head-and tail-pieces and other silhouettes throughout the text, in black. In very good condition.
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind": MIDSUMMER-NIGHTS DREAM: ONE OF 1,000 COPIES; SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM
London: William Heinemann., 1908.
Large quarto, original full vellum gilt, top edge gilt, gold titles to the spine, front panel. Limited edition, one of a thousand copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Thirty-nine colored plates under tissue guards, plus illustrations. In very good condition.
London: George C. Harrap & Co, 1931.
Signed limited first edition, number 244 of only 275 copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham. Octavo, original gilt-stamped limp vellum, red and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts. Near fine in the original slipcase.
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.