"Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor": The Amontillado edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons .
The Amontillado edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Octavo, 8 volumes bound in full morocco by P.B. Sanford with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in 6 compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece to each volume by R. Swain Gifford, Frederick Church and others, etched engraved vignettes to the title pages. One of 315 numbered copies signed and dated by the publisher on the limitation leaf of each volume, this is number 290. In fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 118042
Rare Gone With the Wind Final Shooting Script; signed and inscribed by David O. Selznick, Vivien Leigh, Olivia Havilland and many others
[MITCHELL, MARGARET; DAVID O. SELZNICK; VIVIEN LEIGH; BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN; OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND ET AL].
Hollywood: Selznick International 1939.
Final Shooting Script from David O. Selznick’s epic historical romance film Gone with the Wind, signed and inscribed by him, Vivien Leigh, Butterfly McQueen, Olivia de Havilland and many others. Folio, original mustard wrappers bound in full pebbled leatherette with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Association copy, inscribed by Selznick on the third free endpaper, “March 10, 1961 To Mayor William B. Hartsfield with the affection and gratitude of the “Gone with the Wind” company, including his admirer – David O. Selznick.” The recipient, Mayor William B. Hartsfield, attended the film’s special re-premiere gala in Atlanta for which Selznick had a number of script copies made (thought to be fifty) for his company beginning with number 00100, this is number 00112 and one of the few to come to market. Laid in is an original black and white photograph of Mayor Hartsfield with Vivien Leigh at the gala. Additionally signed by actresses Vivien Leigh, Butterfly McQueen, and Olivia de Havilland, Samuel Tupper (a friend of Margaret Mitchell’s whose review of her novel was the first to be published), writer and comedian Ogden Nash (Selznick was considering him to write the script for the planned Gone With the Wind musical), Leroy Anderson (one of America’s premier composers with whom Selznick was discussing the Gone With the Wind musical), and Eugene and Joseph Mitchell (Margaret Mitchell’s nephews). In fine condition. With a set of Margaret Mitchell First Issue stamps postdated June 30 1986 laid in. A superior example with noted provenance.
Price: $17,500.00 Item Number: 118033
New York: The Viking Press 1974.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 118732
Rare first edition in English of Grimm's fairy tales; bound in full crushed scarlet morocco by Riviere & sons and with 20 full-page etchings by George Cruikshank
German Popular Stories, Translated from the Kinder und Haus Marchen, Collected by M.M. Grimm, from Oral Tradition. [ Including: Snow White, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and Sleeping Beauty].
London: C. Baldwyn, 1823; James Robins 1826.
First edition, first issue in English of both volumes of Grimms’ famous fairy tales, including Snow White, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and Sleeping Beauty. With the first state of the engraved title page of Volume I, without the umlaut in the word Märchen (“later issues of the first edition of Volume I had the umlauts inserted”— Quayle, 38). Vol. II with the half-title and advertisements. Small octavo, bound in full scarlet crushed morocco by Riviere & Sons with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, illustrated with with two engraved title pages and 20 full-page etchings by George Cruikshank. German Popular Stories was Cruikshank’s first illustrated book. Following the success of this work, he illustrated the works of his friend Charles Dickens. Translated by Edgar Taylor. From the library of banker and rare book collector Frederick Stanhope Peck with his bookplate to the pastedown. Laid in is an original bill of sale from Parke-Bernet Galleries dated April 21-22nd 1947. In fine condition. An exceptional example, with noted provenance, as these have been in a private collection since the 1940s.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 118064
"Virtue which is not supported with gravity gains no repute among men": Rare First edition of The Morals of Confucius; A Cornerstone of Chinese Philosophy
London: F. Fraser 1691.
Scarce first edition in English of The Morals of Confucius, regarded as the first work which introduced English readers to Confucianism. Small octavo, bound in contemporary calf. Consisting of three parts: Of the Antiquity and Philosophy of the Chineses; A Collection out of Confucius’s Works in Three Books; and Eighty Maxims. Introductory publishers advertisement. In very good condition. An exceptional example. Scarce and desirable, especially in contemporary binding.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 118758
First edition of the Lonsdale Library's Polo; edited by the Earl of Kimberley; In the rare original dust jacket
KIMBERLEY, EARL OF [EDITOR]; BRIG.-GEN. G. BERESFORD; MAJ.-GEN. GEOFFREY BROOKE; LT.-COL. J. R. C. GANNON ET AL.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1936.
First edition of The Lonsdale Library Volume XXI: Polo, edited by the Earl of Kimberley. Octavo, original cloth, with one hundred & ten illustrations. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket, especially in this condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 118044
Large color photograph of the Rehnquist Court, boldly signed below, “For Roger with best wishes always- Sandra Day O’Connor.” In fine condition. Framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 15 inches.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 118779
“Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept": First Edition of Wallace Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel Angle of Repose; Inscribed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company 1971.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To John with best wishes Wallace Stegner November 9, 1972.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by E.D.N. Designs. Photograph of the author by Alex Gotfryd. An exceptional example, uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 118652
New York: Published by Ivison & Phinney 1846.
First American edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia. Octavo, bound in full sheepskin, original spine label, frontispiece. Text lightly toned, a near fine example of this landmark work, rebacked. Translated by Andrew Motte. Rare.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 118965
"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": First Edition of Grants Memoirs IN DELUXE PUBLISHER'S SHEEP
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company 1885-86.
First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with portrait frontispieces, numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in deluxe publisher’s full sheep. Octavo, 2 volumes, publisher’s full tan sheep, raised bands, red and navy morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. In very good condition, rebacked.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 118742
Jefferson and His Time Six Volume Set; Jefferson the Virginian; Jefferson and the Rights of Man; Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty; Jefferson the President First Term 1801-1805; Jefferson the President Second Tern 1805-1809; The Sage of Monticello.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1948-81.
First editions of the each volumes in Malone’s landmark work on Jefferson. Octavo, six volumes, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated. Signed by Dumas Malone in volume one. Each are near fine in a very good dust to near fine dust jackets.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117863
The Time Quintet: A Wrinkle in Time; A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time.
New York: Ariel Books 1962.
First editions of each novel in L’Engle’s acclaimed Time Quintet. Octavo, original cloth. A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind at the Door are signed by the author. The three remaining volumes are each inscribed by her. Each volume is near fine to fine in near fine dust jackets. A Wrinkle in Time is without the Newbery Award-winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. An exceptional set, easily the nicest we have seen, most rare and desirable signed and in this condition.
Price: $22,500.00 Item Number: 118345
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company 1922.
First edition with the chapter-heading rhymes for only chapters VII and VIII as called of what many consider Kipling’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, embossed black and gilt to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities. An exceptional example.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 118232
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers 1964.
Rare first edition of Shel Silverstein’s zany children’s tale A Giraffe and a Half. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Near fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket. First editions are exceptionally rare.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 118344
Karl Polanyi's landmark work Origins of Our Time. The Great Transformation; Inscribed by Him to Peter and Doris Drucker
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd 1946.
First edition, early printing of Polanyi’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Peter and Doris With Love Karl.” The recipients were Peter Drucker and his wife Doris. Polanyi and Drucker were close friends and colleagues. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with light rubbing, small name to the front free endpaper. An exceptional association. This is the first example we have seen.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 118455
“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today": First Edition Of Mikhail Gorbachevs Memoirs, Signed By Him and His Wife Raisa
London: Doubleday 1996.
First British edition of Gorbachev’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover Portrait by Karsh of Ottawa.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 118677
“CAN'T YOU LET YOURSELF BELIEVE IN PEOPLE LIKE KRIS—IN FUN AND JOY AND LOVE AND ALL THE OTHER INTANGIBLES?" FIRST EDITION OF MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1947.
First edition of this modern Christmas classic. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the first edition point of “Double Your Enjoyment” on the rear panel. A very nice example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 118767
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company 1969.
Rare first editions of this landmark work on surgery. Quarto, 2 volumes, original boards, illustrated. In very good condition. First editions are uncommon.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117289
First Edition of Thorsten Veblens Classic First Work; The Theory of the Leisure Class; From the library of the author's brother
New York: The Macmillan Company 1899.
First edition of the author’s landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt topstain. In near fine condition with only light shelfwear to the extremities. From the library of the author’s brother John Edward Veblen II, with his signature to the front pastedown. A very sharp example with noted provenance.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 118924
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1976.
First edition of this collection of letters from the author of the Lord of the Rings. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Edited by Ballie Tolkien.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 118765
"Seeing Is Believing, But Sometimes The Most Real Things In The World Are The Things We Can't See": First Edition of Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1985.
First edition of Van Allsburg’s lushly illustrated, enchanting tale of childlike wonder and hope, winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Chris Van Allsburg 1989.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 118343
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are": The Works of Theodore Roosevelt: Presidential Addresses and State Papers; Signed by Roosevelt during his Presidency
New York: P. F. Collier & Son c. 1904.
Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated. Boldly signed by Theodore Roosevelt during his Presidency on the front free endpaper, “with best wishes from Theodore Roosevelt, Nov. 3rd 1904.” In very good condition. Uncommon signed, especially as president.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 117312
Roma: Aria D'Italia 1948.
Signed limited edition of Malaparte’s masterpiece. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Curzio Malaparte copyright page, this is number 12. In good condition. Books signed by Malaparte are rare.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 118008
Franklin: Franklin Library 1979.
Signed limited first edition of Baldwin’s first book. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt. Boldly signed by James Baldwin. Illustrated by Burt Silverman. In near fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 118321
New York: Simon and Schuster 1952.
First edition of Cartier-Bresson’s classic work, with 126 photographs by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers.” Folio, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson on the title page, “à Joan et Eliot, ‘The Decisive Moment’ de l’amitié, Henri, 19 Jan 57, la vraie patrie c’est l’amitié.” The recipient was Eliot Elisofon, a fellow photographer and a founding member of the Photo League in 1936. He was one of the most active and productive members: he gave guest lectures (1938–43); co-organized the Men at Work project with Lewis Hine (1940); served periodically as president between 1939 and 1941; taught courses on photojournalism and flash photography (1940–41); and participated in numerous exhibitions. Elisofon taught at many institutions, including the Institute of American Artists School (1936-1941), the New School (1938), the Clarence H. White School of Photography (November 1940 – April 1941), the Photo League (1941), the New School for Social Research (1942), the Museum of Modern Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Yale University, Syracuse University, Radcliffe College, Wellesley College, and Sarah Lawrence College. Elisofon’s first assignments for Life magazine appeared in 1937, Tin Type Photographer and Jewish New Year, and in 1941 his image of General Patton was the first color cover of Life. Patton was intrigued by Elisofon’s desire to get as close to the action as possible and nicknamed him “Hellsapopin.” He was the only photographer to accompany Gen. Patton throughout the North African Campaign. His photographs became an exhibition titled The Tunisian Triumph, which opened in June 1943 at MoMA and traveled to 20 cities in the United States. From 1942 to 1964 he was a staff photographer for Life magazine. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Matisse. An exceptional association, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 117546
The Declaration of Independence and Constitution; With the first appearance in book form of the 13th Amendment
New York: R. Spaldin 1865.
Rare first edition of this Civil War publication of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, which features the text of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, its first appearance in book form. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Rare and desirable with only a handful appearing at auction in the last 80 years.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 117244
New York: Rinehart and Company 1948.
First edition of the author’s first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Boldly signed by Norman Mailer on the title page. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket. Jacket design by Karov. A nicer than usual example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117877
New York: Simon and Schuster 1941.
First edition of this storybook version of Disney’s classic. Slim folio, original pictorial paper boards, illustrated throughout. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. An exceptional example.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 117496
"There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons": Signed Limited Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's Outdoor Pastimes of An American Hunter
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1905.
Signed limited edition of Roosevelt’s classic work, one of 260 numbered copies signed by Theodore Roosevelt, this is number 225. Small quarto, original three quarters calf, printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press, photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell slipcase. A very nice example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 117165