Complete first edition set of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books; Finely bound in full morocco by Riviere & Son
The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Battle of Life; Cricket on the Hearth; The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain.
London: Chapman & Hall 1843-1848.
Rare complete first edition set of of all five of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Books including the rare first edition, first issue of A Christmas Carol. Octavo, five volumes bound in full tan calf by Riviere & Son with gilt titles and tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the original publisher’s gilt-decorated cloth bound in at the rear of each volume. The set contains: a first edition, first issue of A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843 with the half-title, hand-colored frontispiece, title-page printed in blue and red, 3 hand-colored etched plates by John Leech, “Stave I” on p., 2pp. advertisements at rear, with advertisement for A Christmas Carol (see The Chimes description), original publisher’s green endpapers bound in at rear. A first edition of the Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845  with the half-title, 13 illustrations including frontispiece and vignette title by Maclise, Doyle, Leech and Stanfield, second state of the vignette title, advertisement for A Christmas Carol bound into previous volume. A first edition of The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Bradbury and Evans for the author, 1846  with the half-title, 14 illustrations, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Leech, Doyle, Stanfield, Maclise and Landseer, 2pp. advertisement at rear. A first edition, fourth state of The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846 with the half-title, 13 illustrations including frontispiece and vignette title by Maclise, Doyle, Leech and Stanfield, fourth state of the vignette title, 2pp. advertisements at rear. A first edition of The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. Half-title, 7 illustrations, including frontispiece and vignette title by Leech, Stanfield, Tenniel and Stone, 2pp. advertisement at rear. In near fine condition. A very attractive rare complete first edition set.
Price: $16,000.00 Item Number: 130450
“YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON THE GREAT CRUSADE, TOWARD WHICH WE HAVE STRIVEN THESE MANY MONTHS”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company 1948.
Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, this is number 564. Fine in the original acetate jacket and in the original slipcase which is in very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 129788
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1979.
First edition of Wolfe’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Boldly signed by Tom Wolfe and astronaut John Glenn on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kiyoshi Kanai. Rare and desirable signed by both Wolfe and Glenn.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 129352
“Life is a lot like jazz - it's best when you improvise": FIRST EDITION OF GEORGE GERSHWIN’S SONG-BOOK; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Random House 1932.
First edition of this classic work. Quarto, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Gershwin and numerous full-page illustrations by Alajalov. Boldly signed by the author below the frontispiece opposite the title page, “good wishes George Gershwin.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed and in the original dust jacket.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 129359
"What is it that characterizes a civilization? Is it the exceptional genius? No, it is everyday life": First Edition In English of Pierre Boulle's The Planet of the Apes; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc 1963.
First edition in English of Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel that launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed Pierre Boulle on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. Most rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 129718
New York: Alfred A. Knopf .
First editions of each of the collected lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed in each volume by Stephen Sondheim on the half-title pages. Laid in at front is a gift card from the writer and composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, the daughter of Richard Rodgers. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 129361
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1927.
Author’s autograph edition of Lindbergh’s autobiography, which provides the account of the life of one of the century’s greatest adventurers, the first man to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight. One of 100 numbered copies, this is number K, signed by both Charles Lindbergh and the publisher on the limitation page. Octavo, half bound salmon paper covered boards, frontispiece with tissue-guard, 51 black and white plates. In near fine condition. Introduction by Myron T. Herrick. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 129369
"I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people": Signed Limited Edition of Decision Points; Additionally signed by Colin Powell
New York: Crown Publishers 2010.
Signed limited edition of George W. Bush’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, original slipcase, illustrated. Signed by George W. Bush and additionally signed “Colin Powell, Gen, USA.” Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 129421
Dwight David Eisenhower Late a President of the United States Memorial Tributes Delivered in Congress; Signed by President Gerald Ford
Dwight David Eisenhower: Late a President of the United States Memorial Tributes Delivered in Congress.
Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office 1970.
First edition of this tribute to President Eisenhower, boldly signed by President Gerald R. Ford on the half-title page. Quarto, original boards, frontispiece of Eisenhower. In fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 129098
“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall”: Rare First Edition In English of Dumas' The Three Musketeers
London: Bruce and Wyld 1846.
First edition in English of Dumas’ masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles to the spine, marbled endpapers. Translated from the French by William Barrow. Barrow’s translation was the first of three English translations published in 1846 and is considered the most faithful to the original text. To conform to nineteenth century English standards other translations removed many of the explicit and implicit references to sexuality which adversely affected the readability of many scenes. In near fine condition.
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 129365
The Works of Alexander Hamilton; Comprising His Most Important Official Reports; An Improved Edition of The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in 1788; and Pacificus.
New York : Williams and Whiting 1810.
The first collected edition of the works of Alexander Hamilton, with an early printing of The Federalist. Octavo, 3 volumes, bound in full calf, three engraved portraits of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. The first volume contains five of Hamilton‘s reports as Secretary of the Treasury, volumes II and III are devoted primarily to the Federalist Papers, and include significant additions, incorporating changes based on Hamilton‘s own notes. Edited by John Wells. In very good condition.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 129659
"SITTING BY NIGHT IN MY SECRET STUDY…": Rare First Edition in English of Nostradamus' True Prophecies or Prognostications
True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus Physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, and one of the best Astronomers that ever were. A Work full of Curiosity and Learning.
London: Thomas Radcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson 1672.
First edition in English of Nostradamus famous prophetical work. Folio, contemporary calf, title page printed in red and black. In very good condition. Rare and desirable in contemporary calf.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 129189
Berkeley: Ten Speed Press 1988.
First edition the co-founder of the Black Panther Party’s classic ‘Down-Home’ Barbeque cookbook. Quarto, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “11-21-88 To Reginald Coleman Let’s work to save the equatorial rain forest as it supplies most of humanity’s oxygen on earth. Let’s work to dismantle apartheid as its like a cancerous tumor in the hearts of humanity. Bobby Seale.” In fine condition. A unique example, rare and desirable with such an impassioned inscription from the famed co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 130201
London: Michael Joseph 1974.
First British edition of this collection of Dahl’s short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Ann Love Roald Dahl.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Charles Nickelaides.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 129604
: MJJ Productions, Inc. 1984.
Rare Topps collectible trading card signed by the “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson. The glossy trading card displays a photograph of The Jacksons on the verso and is signed by Michael Jackson on the verso. In very good condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 129380
“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union... do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America": Rare first edition of Vol. VII of the Journal of Congress; containing the first official Congressional Journal publication of the proposed Constitution of the United States
Journal of the United States In Congress Assembled: Containing the Proceedings From the Sixth Day of November, 1786, to the Fifth Day of November, 1787. Volume XII.
New York: Published by Order of Congress 1787.
Rare first edition of Vol. VII of the Journal of Congress; containing the first official Congressional Journal publication of the proposed Constitution of the United States. Octavo, original boards. Contains the first Congressional Journal publications of the proposed United States Constitution (pp. 149-166) and the Northwest Ordinance (pp. 85-93). In very good condition. Small loss to the title page affecting the “L” in “Journal”. A rare and important piece of American history.
Price: $75,000.00 Item Number: 129855
"It is sheer good fortune to miss somebody long before they leave you": First Edition of Sula; Signed by Toni Morrison
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1973.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s second novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Toni Morrison on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. An exceptional example.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 129532
London: Longmans, Green 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fourth book and personal record of his impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. Octavo, in original cloth, with three folding maps (one printed in color). In near fine condition.
Price: $900.00 Item Number: 129422
London: Longman's, Green, and Co 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fifth book, a continuation of his coverage of the Boer War which he began in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ian Hamilton, folding map in color and 4 pages of advertisements for Churchill’s works at rear. In very good condition. A sharp example.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 129329
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press 1990.
First edition of the historian’s National Book Award-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the front free ednpaper, “Ron Chernow 3/16/90.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Keith Sheridan Associates.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 129764
“THE DEBUT OF AN EXCITING NEW TALENT”: CHURCHILL’S FIRST BOOK, THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE
London: Longmans, Green, and Co 1898.
First edition, first issue, of Winston Churchill’s first book, an account of his service with the Malakand Field Force in India, with frontispiece portrait of Sir Binden Blood and six maps, two of them folding and in color. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition, bookplate to the front pastedown. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 129393
Rare First Edition of An Address by Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain. Delivered Before Members of the Congress of the United States - 19 May, 1943
An Address by Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain. Delivered Before Members of the Congress of the United States 19 May, 1943.
Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press 1943.
Rare first edition of Churchill’s second address before the Congress of the United States, produced for members of congress, one of only 600 copies. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 129377
First edition of Marshall Loeb and William Safire's Plunging into Politics; from the library of William Safire
Plunging into Politics: How to Become or Support a Candidate of the National, State, of Local Level.
New York: David McKay Company, Inc. 1964.
First edition of Safire and Loeb’s classic work. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, ribbon bound in, top edge gilt. Safire’s copy with his bookplate to the pastedown. William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon’s campaign for the 1960 Presidential race, and supported him again in 1968. After Nixon’s 1968 victory, Safire served as a speechwriter for him and Spiro Agnew. He authored several political columns in addition to his weekly column “On Language” in The New York Times Magazine from 1979 until the month of his death and authored two books on grammar and linguistics: The New Language of Politics (1968) and what Zimmer called Safire’s “magnum opus,” Safire’s Political Dictionary. Safire later served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 1995 to 2004 and in 2006 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 128605
“All he wanted was toleration, and by the enlightened use of the dispensing power to be the true father of all his people": First Edition Set of Winston Churchills Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Finely bound
London: Cassell and Company 1956-1958.
First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, 4 volumes, finely bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and ruling to the spines, raised bands, illustrated. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 129382
The New Oxford Illustrated edition of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books; finely bound in full crushed red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
New York: Oxford University Press 1970.
Finely bound New Oxford Illustrated edition of Dickens’ Christmas books. Octavo, bound in full crushed red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling and fleuron cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With sixty-five illustrations by Landseer, Maclise, Leech, Tenniel, Stanfield, &c. and an introduction by Eleanor Farjeon. In fine condition. Later printing. A stunning example.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 129640
"The true natural rights of men, then, are equal justice, security of labor and property, the amenities of civilized institutions, and the benefits of orderly society": First edition of Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company 1953.
First edition of one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. First editions are scarce.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 129567
"By mail I send you a small volume, some portions of which": Rare Herman Melville Autographed Letter Signed to his wife's cousin Ellen Marrett Gifford
Herman Melville autographed letter signed to his wife’s cousin Ellen Marrett Gifford completely in his hand, which reads, “164 E. 26th St. Nov. 6th 1888 My Dear Mrs. Gifford: By mail I send you a small volume, some portions of which, I hope may prove more or less interesting to you- Lissie tells me she is about writing you, so I leave her to hell you whatever news there may be. Your friend H. Melville.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. Melville signed letters are rare.
Price: $25,000.00 Item Number: 129820
"one of the greatest works of science ever published"; Rare Second Edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Opticks
Opticks: or a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. Also Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures.
London: Printed for W. and J. Innys 1718.
Second edition of one of the greatest works of science ever published. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with five raised bands and red morocco spine label lettered in gilt to the spine, blindstamped ruling and cornerpieces to the panels, nineteen folding engravings, rebacked. In very good condition.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 129821
"WE WILL MANAGE OUR WORLD FOR OURSELVES BECAUSE IT IS OUR WORLD, COSA NOSTRA": FIRST EDITION OF THE GODFATHER; SIGNED BY MARIO PUZO, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA AND ROBERT DE NIRO
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1969.
First edition of Puzo’s definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Octavo, original half black cloth. Signed by both Mario Puzo on the the frnt free endpaper and additionally signed on the front free endpaper by director Francis Ford Coppola and Robert De Niro. Puzo and Coppola both won an Oscar for the best adapted screenplay for The Godfather. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket art by S. Neil Fujita. A unique example.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 129526
"There had been a heavy shower of rain, but the sun was already shining through the breaks in the clouds and throwing swiftly changing shadows on the streets, the houses, and the gardens of the city of Laurania": First edition of Churchill's only full-length work of fiction: Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania
New York: Longmans, Green and Co 1900.
First American edition (which precedes the British first) of Churchill’s singular attempt at full-length fiction. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable in this condition, Churchill’s only work of literature.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 129733