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First editions of each volume in Churchill's Famed Wartime Speeches; bound into three volumes in three quarters morocco
Winston Churchill’s War Speeches: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches.
London: Cassell and Company, 1941-46.
First editions of each volume in Churchill’s famed wartime speech series. Octavo, seven volumes bound into three in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt. In fine condition.
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1939.
First edition of this Churchill title, the last book he published before the outbreak of the Second World War. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco for Henry Sotheran with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
First Edition of Winston S. Churchill's Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 and 1948; Finely Bound by Bayntun-Riviere
London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1950.
First edition of this collection of fifty-two speeches delivered between 1947 and 1948. Octavo, bound in three quarters blue morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, marbled endpapers and gilt topstain. In fine condition.
"Who combines all the advantages of a philosophical worldliness and a worldly philosophy": First Edition of The Worldy Philosophers; Inscribed by Robert Heilbroner To Aline Bernstein Saarinen In the Year of Publication
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
First edition of this bestselling classic, which has went on to sell more than 4 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Aline – Who combines all the advantages of a philosophical worldliness and a worldly philosophy. Fondly Bob Heilbroner Oct. 4, 1953.” The recipient, Aline Bernstein Saarinen was a well-known critic of art and architecture in the United States, an author and a television journalist, who married the architect Eero Saarinen. She was given the International Award for Best Foreign Criticism at the Venice Biennale in 1951. She received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for best newspaper art criticism in 1953, and the American Federation of Arts Award for best newspaper criticism in 1956. In 1964 she turned down an offer from President Lyndon B. Johnson of the post of ambassador to Finland. Aline was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Michigan in 1964 and another by the Russell Sage College in 1967. In near fine condition.
First Edition of James Longstreet's From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1896.
First edition of Longstreet’s important Civil War history, with frontispiece portrait, 16 maps, and 30 illustrations of battle sites and portraits. Thick octavo, original pictorial cloth. In very good condition with light rubbing. Housed in a custom slipcase. Scarce in this condition.
"One must traverse the ball round and round to arrive at a broad, liberal, correct estimate of humanity-its work, its aims, its destiny": First Edition of Andrew Carnegie's Round the World; Inscribed by Him
New York: Private Circulation, 1880.
Privately printed edition, preceding the trade edition by four years of Andrew Carnegie’s first book. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Inscribed by Andrew Carnegie on the title page, “_____ ____ Compliments of the Author.” In very good condition with light rubbing. Rare and desirable signed by Carnegie.
First Edition of Joseph Heller's We Bombed In New Haven; Warmly inscribed by Him to His Fried Bob Thomas
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967.
First edition of Heller’s classic first play. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bob Thomas To help complete your collection of one of my favorite authors. Joe Heller 3/7/80 N.Y.C.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
"With good wishes to someone who by now is an old and very valued friend. Joe Heller 2/20.80 The (of course) Polo Lounge": First Edition of Heller's Good As Gold; Inscribed by Him to his Good Friend Bob Thomas
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
First edition of this work by the author of Catch – 22. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Bob Thomas, With good wishes to someone who by now is an old and very valued friend. Joe Heller 2/20/80 The (of course) Polo Lounge.” Also signed in full Joseph Heller on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
“Man selects only for his own good: Nature only for that of the being which she tends": First Edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species; from the Darwin family estate
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
London: John Murray, 1859.
First edition of “certainly the most important biological book ever written” (Freeman), one of 1250 copies. Octavo, bound in contemporary full calf, half-title, one folding lithographed diagram, without advertisements. In near fine condition with the text exceptionally clear. From the Darwin family estate, Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire. Elston Hall became the home of the Darwin family in 1680 when William Darwin of Cleatham in North Lincolnshire married Anne Waring, the stepdaughter of George Lascelles of Elston. The estate remained in the family until it was sold shortly after the end of the Second World War. Its most famous resident was Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin’s grandfather. Erasmus was the founder of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, whose members included Matthew Boulton and Benjamin Franklin. A very nice example, with noted provenance.
"With a World of good wishes- we authors need you": First Edition of James Michener's The Drifters; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Random House, 1971.
First edition of this “blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination” (Philadelphia Bulletin”. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “At the Bookseller 1 June 1971 To Winifred Rubien With a World of good wishes- we authors need you Jim Michener.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser.
Arms and the Covenant. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.
London: George G. Harrap, 1938.
First edition of this collection of speeches, signed by Churchill’s son Randolph who was the editor of this volume. Octavo, original cloth, photographic frontispiece of Churchill. Signed on the front free endpaper, “Inscribed by Randolph S. Churchill.” In near fine condition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1936.
Signed limited edition, one of 160 copies this is number 41. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Aldous Huxley. In near fine condition.
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, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, with three folding maps (one printed in color). In near fine condition.
London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1933-38.
First editions of each volume of this important biography. Octavo, 4 volumes, bound three quarters morocco, Marlborough armorial crests stamped in gilt on the front panels of each volume, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates and document facsimiles. In near fine condition.