First Edition of Without End; Inscribed by Adam Zagajewski to fellow writer Peter Matthiessen
Item Number: 4688
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Peter Matthiessen- most amicably- Adam Zagajewski Houseton, February 2005." Also, laid into this book is a note from to Matthiessen stating that "Adam was pleased to inscribed this copy…" Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"[Zagajewski's poems] transport us into a realm that is majestic, boundless and unknown" (Edward Hirsch, The Washington Post Book World).
Other Books by this Author
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985.
First edition of the poet’s first book to be published in English. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Cathy Saksa.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and dated by the author on the title page.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition of Watson’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Signed by James Watson on the title page. Octavo, original blue cloth. Some dampstaining to the cloth and a few pages in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg.
"The Best Way to Learn about Wine is the Drinking": First Edition of Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France; Inscribed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of America’s foremost wine connoisseur’s comprehensive guide to the wines of France. Octavo, original half cloth, with 8 pages of photographs and 22 maps. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ian White who was able to see at Chat. Prieure-L that the 1980’s will be quite promising. Best wishes, Alexis Lichine. Margaux Vendauge 1980.” The recipient, Ian White, received the book during a visit to Lichine’s estate and vineyard in Maurguax, Chateau Prieure-Lichine. Lichine purchased the estate in 1951, the wine produced from its vineyards was classified as one of only ten Fourth Growths in the historic Bourdeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket photograph by Neal Slavin.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?": Finely bound Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
London: MacMillan and Co, 1872.
Octavo, two volumes, uniformly bound by Bayntun Riviere in full crushed red morocco, all edges gilt, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, emblematic gilt spine compartments, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, inlaid panel of black, white, green, purple, and brown of Father William on the cover of Alice in Wonderland, inlaid figure of the Mad Hatter on front cover of Through the Looking Glass. Marbled endpapers, original cloth bindings tipped in to rear of each volume. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an early printing. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There is a first edition, first issue with ‘wade’ for ‘wabe’ on page 21. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A stunning set.
“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life”: First Edition of Freud's Kleine Beitrage zur Traumlehre; Inscribed by Him
Leipzig: Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1925.
First edition of this collection of articles relating to the interpretation of dreams, the majority of which were previously published in periodical literature. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Frau Margarete Rellner-Weiss mil dem Gruss des Verf. Sigm. Freud 1927 (Mrs. Margarete Rellner-Weiss with greetings from the author).” Bookplate of the recipient to the inside front panel, in near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, books signed by Freud are scarce.