“It always seems impossible until it's done": Signed Limited Edition of Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom
Norwalk, CT : Easton Press 2000.
Signed limited edition of the first autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century which has went on to sell over six million copies worldwide. Octavo, bound in full green morocco, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated. Signed by Nelson Mandela. In fine condition.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 122369
"I hope you like her": First Editions of Each Volume in the Authors Alexandria Quartet; Clea signed by Lawrence Durrell
London: Faber and Faber 1960-1961.
First editions of each of the novels comprising the author’s acclaimed Alexandria Quartet. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Clea is signed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “I hope you like her Lawrence Durrell Nimes 1960.” Each book is near fine to fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. A very sharp set, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 122312
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott and Company 1971.
First edition of Baldwin’s emotional response to American racism juxtaposed with Mead’s logical analysis of a social scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Mary Katherine Rothenberger, Margaret Mead, June 14, 1971.” The recipient Katherine Rothenberger was a classmate of Mead’s at DePauw University and a lifelong friend. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Don Bender. Uncommon signed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 122376
"Don't Stop Me Now'Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time": Original Record of Queen's Jazz, Signed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon
Original record, boldly signed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon on the front panel. In fine condition. Framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 18 inches. Rare and desirable signed by each member of Queen.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 122488
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company 1946.
First edition of the author’s classic first novel, which has went on to sell over two million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “For Cynthia – With best regards, Pat Frank, Tarrytown, ’47”. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 122192
"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. An exceptional example, rare in this condition and signed.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 23067
London: Hamish Hamilton 1947.
First edition of Sartre’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with unnecessary enforcement to the rear. Jacket design by Michael Ayrton. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton. First editions are uncommon.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 122379
The Black Flame Trilogy: The Ordeal of Mansart; Mansart Builds A School; Worlds of Color; With Volume One inscribed by Du Bois to his neighbors and close friends
New York : Mainstream Publishers 1957-61.
First editions of each of novel in the author’s acclaimed Black Flame trilogy. Octavo, original cloth, three volumes. Association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to his close friends and neighbors Thomas and Patricia Bell in volume one. Each are near fine in a very good dust jackets. First editions are uncommon, especially signed.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 122355
"The Roaring Lion": Rare large format gelatin print of Yousuf Karsh's iconic portrait of Winston S. Churchill; signed by Karsh
Rare large format silver gelatin print of Karsh’s iconic portrait of Churchill, “The Roaring Lion” which in May 1941 was featured on the cover of Life magazine and brought Karsh international fame. Signed by Karsh “(c) Y. Karsh Ottowa.” In fine condition. Matted and framed the photograph measures 13 inches by 10.25 inches. The entire piece measures 22.5 inches by 18.5 inches.
Price: $14,500.00 Item Number: 122084
"ONE OF THE HEROIC FIGURES OF OUR TIME" (ROBERT F. KENNEDY): FIRST EDITION OF CESAR CHAVEZ, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LA CAUSA; INSCRIBED BY CHÁVEZ
New York: W.W. Norton & Company 1975.
First edition of this biography of the famous labor activist. Octavo, original cloth, photographic endpapers, illustrated with 33 pages of photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Chavez on the half-title page, “To Esta best wishes Cesar Chavez 11/28/77 N.Y.C.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Judith Kazdym Leeds. Jacket photograph by Jacques E. Levy.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 122343
Rare large paper edition of the plays of William Shakespeare; elaborately bound in full contemporary calf
London: Printed by T. Bensley 1803-1804.
Rare large paper edition of the plays of William Shakespeare. Royal octavo, 8 volumes bound in full contemporary calf with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, elaborate gilt ruling to the panels, all edge gilt, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, wood-engraved vignette to each title page. In near fine condition. A beautiful set, desirable bound in contemporary calf.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 121822
"AN EXTRAORDINARY WRITER—A TRUE AND ABSOLUTELY ORIGINAL AMERICAN VOICE": PRESENTATION FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL THREE NOVELS IN RAYMOND ANDREWS' AWARD-WINNING MUSKHOGEAN TRILOGY; VOLUMES 1 and 2 INSCRIBED BY HIM TO FELLOW WRITER BILL STARR
New York: The Dial Press 1978, 1980, 1983.
First edition of each novel in Raymond Andrews’ famed yet elusive Muskhogean Trilogy. Octavo, three volumes, original half cloth, illustrations by Benny Andrews. Association copies, inscribed by the author in both volumes one and two to fellow author Bill Starr. Appalachee Red inscribed as follows, “For BILL, A pleasure having met you, Ray Andrews 9-24-88.” Rosiebelle Lee Wildcat Tennessee inscribed as follows, “BILL, Thanks very much for the great reviews, All the Best Always Ray Andrews 9-24-88.” The recipient Bill Starr was an author and reviewer, who advanced Southern Literature, first as Book Review Editor for The State in Columbia, South Carolina for which he wrote hundreds of reviews for both emerging as well as established writers. Each volume is fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 122389
"These horses get into your body": First edition of Heart of the Horse; inscribed by photographer Juliet Van Otteren
New York: Barnes & Noble Books 2004.
First edition of this magnificent collection of Van Otteren’s stunning equine portraits. Quarto, original boards, illustrated with 78 black and white photographs by Juliet Van Otteren. Presentation copy, inscribed by Van Otteren on the half-title page, “Enjoy your journey thru Salutations, Juliet.” Foreword by Jane Goodall. Text by Alan Lightman. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 122467
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1962.
First edition of the author’s classic retelling of the true story of the Sisters of Walburga, adapted into the Academy Award winning film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier, his performance which made him the first African-American actor to win a competitive Academy Award. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with drawings by Burt Silverman. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “-with all best wishes William E. Barrett.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Burt Silverman.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 122344
"They call me Mister Tibbs!": First edition of John Ball's In The Heat of the Night; inscribed by him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic mystery drama which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier. Octavo, original half cloth, patterned endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Stanley Beecher Sincerely John Ball 18 October 1965.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Luis Woods. Ownership stamp.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 122155
“That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Rare original photograph signed by the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong
Rare original photograph on Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins arriving in Bangkok during the Apollo 11 World Tour. Signed on the mount by Neil Armstrong. On September 29, 1969, at the request of President Richard Nixon, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, and each of their wives embarked on the Apollo 11 World Tour. Nicknamed “Giant Leap” by NASA, the tour stopped in 24 countries with the intention of promoting the space exploration program as a peaceful project that would benefit all nations. In near fine condition. An uncommon signed image.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 122680
Calligraphic manuscript on vellum with a color miniature of the painting of Jesus by Leonardo Da Vinci
Rare illuminated manuscript regarding Da Vinci’s master drawing The Head of Christ (c. 1495), the basis for Da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus in The Last Supper. Da Vinci himself considered the drawing so important, he reworked it several times over the course of his life. The text is headed “Art” at the center in liquid gold, flanked by “Revealing the Emotions and the Soul – The Head of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci”. The body of the text flanking the painting describes the image and its meaning. Framed. The entire piece measures 8.75 inches by 10.75 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 119865
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc 1930.
Signed limited edition of the definitive collection of Kipling’s poetry. Quarto, three volumes, original japon-backed boards with red paper labels to spines lettered gilt, gilt motifs to front covers, top edges gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece to volume one of a
“The Thousandth Man” in Kipling’s hand specially reproduced for this edition in facsimile. One of 525 copies signed by Kipling on the limitation page, this is number 173. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional set of one of the finest editions of Kipling’s verse.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 122801
“HILARIOUS, CHILLING, SEXY, PROFOUND, MANIACAL, BEAUTIFUL AND OUTRAGEOUS” (THOMAS PYNCHON): FIRST EDITION OF RICHARD FARINA’S FIRST NOVEL
New York: Random House 1966.
First edition of the author and songwriter’s first novel, warmly praised by his friend Thomas Pynchon, the only novel published in Fariña’s lifetime. Octavo, original half green cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, owner name. Jacket design by Eric Von Schmidt. A very sharp example.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 122398
London: Chatto & Windus 1939.
First edition of this classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Carvel James with good wishes Aldous Huxley 1939.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Uncommon in this condition and signed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 121198
First edition of the collected works of Hobbes. Folio, bound in full calf to period style, raised bands, gilt spine emblems, red morocco title label, marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraved title page. In very good condition. Containing Leviathan, De Corpore, Human Nature, Behemoth (1679) and other key writings. xxviii, (2) ii, 697 (3) pp. Macdonald & Hargreaves 107. CBEL I:871. See Lowndes, 1077. First editions are rare.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 121929
Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co 1888.
First edition of this collection of Kipling tales. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition. Bookplate, ownership inscriptions.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 122301
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company 1936.
First edition of Kipling’s tale of a polo pony living among the British in India. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Lionel Edwards, frontispiece and plates in color. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 122493
Signed limited edition of Sydney D. Smith's Grapes of Conflict; signed by Caesar Chavez, Chris Hartmire and Sydney Smith
Pasadena: Hope Publishing House 1987.
First edition, signed limited edition of Smith’s account of the relationship between the Migrant Ministry and National Farm Workers Association in the 1960s farmworkers’ movement. Octavo, original publisher’s red velvet with gilt titles and tooling to the front panel. Singed by Caesar Chavez, Chris Hartmire and Sydney Smith on the signature page. In fine condition.
Price: $425.00 Item Number: 122036
Tokyo: Yugensha 1972.
Limited first edition of Frank’s memorable autobiography in photographs, one of 500 copies. Folio, original black cloth, slipcase with mounted cover photograph. Association copy, inscribed by the photographer on the title page, “To Yuichi, getting ready to travel East. Good Luck. Robert. NYC Dec. 5, 1996” with a line drawing of a fish below a surface line. The recipient Yuichi Hibi is a well-known photographer who in 2005 issued a signed, limited edition of a work entitled A Weekend with Mr. Frank. Includes 30 pp. Japanese booklet cataloguing the 160 images which comprise the book. Fine in a fine slipcase. An exceptional association.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 121798
"Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a man-child was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte": Signed limited Edition of Alex Haley's Roots
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc 1976.
Signed limited first edition of Haley’s classic work, one of only 500 examples, this is number 341. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 121451
“The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us": Jurassic Park; Signed by BY MICHAEL CRICHTON AND an original illustration by CHIP KIDD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1993.
Gift edition of Crichton’s gripping, bestselling scientific thriller. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Crichton and signed three times by the illustrator Chip Kidd with an original drawing of the iconic dinosaur, below Crichton’s signature. Signed by the illustrator on the front panel, on the half-title page and again on the rear flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. A unique example.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 121354
"It was an expensive setup, but it is the first duty of a secret service to remain not only secret but secure": First Edition of The Man With The Golden Gun: Signed by Roger Moore
London: Jonathan Cape 1964.
First edition of the twelfth novel of Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth, green patterned endpapers. Boldly signed by Roger Moore on the title page. Moore played 007 in the film in the movie adaption. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Richard Chopping.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 121797
“I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real": First Edition of The Rum Diary; Signed by Hunter Thompson
New York: Simon & Schuster 1998.
First edition of Thompson’s only published novel. Octavo, original black half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page, with Thompson writing his first name “Hunter.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr.
Price: $800.00 Item Number: 121481
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc 1955.
First new and revised edition of Alcoholics Anonymous, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 122504