First Edition of Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Wizard of the Crow; Inscribed by Him
Wizard of the Crow.
Wa Thiong'o, Ngugi.$150.00
Item Number: 29002
New York: Pantheon Books, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.
Other Books by this Author
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.
First American edition of “the definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Tomorrow….Tomorrow Ngugi wa Thiong’o.” The inscription is in reference to the final line of this book. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
"Nyokabi called him. She was a small, black woman, with a bold but grave face": First Edition of Weep Not, Child; Lengthily Inscribed by Ngugi
London: William Heinemann, 1964.
First edition of the author’s first book and the first English novel to be published by an East African. Octavo, original orange cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpapaper, “Nyokabi called him. She was a small, black woman, with a bold but grave face. Ngugi wa Thiong’o Irvine 27th April 2004.” The quotation is from the first line of this novel. Very good in a dust jacket that shows some chipping to the front and rear panel. Jacket design by Brian Russell.
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.
"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. 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.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.