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“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more”: First Edition of My Life; Signed By Bill Clinton and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First edition of President Clinton’s autobiography. Large octavo, original blue boards, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Boldly signed by the author using his full name “William Jefferson Clinton” and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the title page. Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. We have never seen another example signed by both Clinton and Bader Ginsburg.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 118542
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more": First Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Signed by J.K. Rowling
London: Bloomsbury, 2005.
First edition of the sixth and penultimate novel in Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Jason Cockcroft.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 118562
London: Collins, 1963.
First edition of this classic novel, the sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers by Charles Green. Signed by Alan Garner on the title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by George Adamson.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 118659
First Edition of the Authors Prophetic Book The Coming of Post Industrial Society; Inscribed by Daniel Bell in the year of Publication TO IRVING KRISTOL AND GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB
New York: Basic Books, 1973.
First edition of this insightful work which speaks about the coming of the service economy and the importance of knowledge for creating stratification in the new society. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “For Irving and Bea- with affection, as always, Dan May 30, 1973.” The recipients were Irving Kristol and his wife Gertrude Himmelfarb, who were close friends of Bell’s. Kristol was a journalist who was dubbed the “godfather of neoconservatism.” Historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, was an American historian who was a leader of conservative interpretations of history and historiography. Bell and Kristol were close friends, who jointly founded The Public Interest in 1965. It was a leading neoconservative journal on political economy and culture, aimed at a readership of journalists, scholars and policy makers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jacqueline Schuman.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 118638
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric”: First Edition of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy; Signed by Him
W.W. Norton & Company: London, 1927.
First edition of this classic work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bertrand Russell on the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 118454
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere": Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Book Why We Can't Wait; Inscribed by Him and Coretta Scott King
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964.
First edition, early printing of Dr. King’s third book, including his reflections on his 1963 Birmingham campaign. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Eleanor Blangsted With Best Wishes For Peace and Freedom Martin Luther King, Jr.” Additionally signed by Coretta Scott King below. Also with a signed Christmas and New Year Card signed by Coretta Scott King. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. We have never seen another example signed by both.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 118722
Alfred B. Searle's Refractory Materials; inscribed by Nikola Tesla to fellow inventor Bartley E. Broadwell
London: Charles Griffin & Company, Limited, 1924.
Rare second revised and enlarged edition of Alfred B. Searle’s Refectory Materials; inscribed by brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla. Octavo, original cloth, with 174 graphs, diagrams and maps throughout the text. Presentation copy, inscribed by Nikola Tesla on the half-title page, “To B. E. Broadwell, with compliments from, Nikola Tesla, New York, May 18, 1931.” The recipient, Bartley E. Broadwell was engaged as the general superintendent of the Aluminum Company of America and resided in Niagara Falls, New York. He applied for and was granted U.S. patents for several inventions in the early 20th century, including his electrode for electrometallurgical, or “ring” furnaces. Two years before he founded the Nikola Tesla Company in 1896, Tesla was commissioned by Edward Dean Adams, who headed up the Niagara Falls Cataract Construction Company, to consult on how best to use the hydroelectric power generated by the falls. He advised Adams that a two-phased system would be the most reliable and a contract was awarded to General Electric to build the AC distribution system. In the 1930s, when Tesla inscribed the present volume, he was effectively bankrupt. The book was at one time part of his personal library which was slowly dissembled as he struggled to pay rent and resided in a number of hotel rooms. On June 20th 1931, two months after he inscribed the present volume, Tesla was featured on the cover of Time Magazine for his contributions to electrical power generation and in honor of his 75th birthday. In near fine condition. Exceptionally rare.
Price: $42,000.00 Item Number: 118028
Black and white photographic print of Commanding General George Smith Patton, signed by him. One page, taken from the “Third Army: A Brief History of Operations in Europe” historical booklet, signed by Patton in the upper right corner and annotated below his image “Autographed Nov. 1945.” From the collection of 2nd Lt. John Papay, the officer in charge of security at Patton’s headquarters with a gold plaque commemorating the association. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.25 inches. Accompanied by the Third Army booklet from which the portrait was removed. In near fine condition. A rare and desirable association, signed to Patton’s security officer in the month prior to Patton’s tragic death in December 1945.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 118024
First edition of Charles Dickens' The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; elaborately bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.
First edition in book form of one of Dickens’ most popular novels. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt ruling 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, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. Tissue-guarded steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens after the painting by David Maclise, illustrated with 39 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) including plates 1-4 in the earliest states with the publisher’s imprint. With the original typed invoice from J. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe Bookbinders dated December 30th 1933 laid in. In fine condition. Housed in a custom marbled slipcase. A superior example with noted provenance.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 118076
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853.
First edition of this immensely popular Dickens novel. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt ruling 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, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. Illustrated with 38 engravings, tissue-guarded frontispiece and pictorial title page by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”). With the original typed invoice from J. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe Bookbinders dated January 3rd 1934 laid in. In fine condition. Housed in a custom marbled slipcase. An exceptional example with noted history from Sangorski.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 118043
First edition of Charles Dickens' Dealings With the Firm of Dombey and Son; elaborately bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ classic tale of the fortunes of the Dombey shipping firm, following the publication in serial form from September 1846 to March 1848. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt ruling 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, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. Illustrated with thirty-eight plates, tissue-guarded frontispiece and title page vignette by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”). With the often-missing half-tile present and the original typed invoice from J. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe Bookbinders dated January 3rd 1934 laid in. In fine condition. Housed in a custom marbled slipcase. A superior example, with noted provenance.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 118053
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922.
The Large Paper Edition of the Lafcadio Hearn’s collected writings. Octavo, 16 volumes bound in full blue levant morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, elaborately gilt citron levant morocco doublures, watered silk endleaves, top edge gilt with others uncut, ribbons bound in, tissue-guarded tipped-in frontispieces in color. One of 750 numbered sets printed at the Riverside Press, this is number 653. Volume I is signed by Hearn’s second wife, Koizumi Setsu, in Japanese characters. In fine condition. An exceptional set.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 118027
"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
"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers": Finely bound example of The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
Finely bound example of The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson. Small octavo, bound in full morocco with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in five compartments, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins, all edges marbled, engraved frontispiece portrait of Tennyson. In near fine condition. A superior example.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 101470
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