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Signed limited edition of Pablo Neruda's Canto General; Signed by Him and illustrators Diego Rivera and David A. Siqueiros
Mexico: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1950.
Signed limited first edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s masterpiece. Folio, original cloth, pictorial endpapers designed by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. One of five hundred copies printed on malinche paper. Signed by Pablo Neruda, illustrators Diego Rivera and David A. Siqueiros. In near fine condition with the rare original slipcase. Rare and desirable.
“BEYOND THE EARTH, BEYOND THE FARTHEST SKIES, I TRY TO FIND HEAVEN AND HELL. THEN I HEAR A SOLEMN VOICE THAT SAYS: "HEAVEN AND HELL ARE INSIDE”: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; One of 550 Copies Signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe; In the Original Elaborate Binding
London: Siegle, Hill & Company, 1910.
Signed limited first edition of this work reproduced in color from the manuscript written and illuminated by Francis Sangorski & George Sutcliffe, number 247 of 550 copies signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Folio, bound in publisher’s full vellum, front panel elaborately stamped in gilt in a peacock motif, gilt titles and a floral motif to the spine, brown gilt morocco lettering label, pictorial endleaves. With twelve full-page illustrations inserted throughout. In very good condition.
“I am a part of everything that I have read": One of only 50 sets of Theodore Roosevelt's Monumental Work The Winning of the West
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900.
One of fifty sets which were made for members of the Diplomatic and Consular Service at the time Roosevelt was elected Vice-President. Octavo, 4 volumes, original brown cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain, illustrated with plates from old engravings, paintings, drawings, and other sources; folding maps. Presented to Henry Morgan, a diplomat who had been posted as Consul, at the time of Roosevelt’s election, to the northern Swiss canton of Aarau. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the masterpieces of American literature Tom Sawyer; Finely Bound
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876.
First edition, first printing, first state (with “THE” on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
"SO WE BEAT ON, BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT, BORNE BACK CEASELESSLY INTO THE PAST": FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT GATSBY
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
First edition, first state with “chatter” p.60, “northern” p.119, “sick in tired” p.205, and “Union Street station” p.211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
"Keep the joy of loving God in the Poor and share this joy with others, God bless you": Photograph of Mother Teresa; Lengthily Signed by her
Color photograph portrait of Mother Teresa with her hands clasped in prayer boldly signed, “Keep the joy of loving God in the Poor and share this joy with others, God bless you, M. Teresa m, 20–3–84.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 13 inches.
London: Constable & Company, 1922.
First edition of this classic memoir of the 1910–1913 British Antarctic Expedition, with one of the very rare dust jackets. Octavo, two volumes, original half white cloth, gray paper boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with volume I in facsimile. Scarce in the original dust jacket.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Boldly signed by President Barack Obama on the half-title page, “All the best Barack Obama.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Grushkin.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety": Rare First Edition of Benjamin Franklin's Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces
Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces; Arranged under the Following Heads…General Politics; American Politics before the Troubles; American Politics during the Troubles; Provincial or Colony Politics; Miscellaneous and Philosophical Pieces.
London: J. Johnson, 1779.
First edition of “the only edition of Franklin’s writings (other than his scientific) printed during his lifetime” (Ford). Thick quarto, bound in full contemporary calf with gilt ruling to the spine, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt turn-ins. With the engraved frontispiece portrait of Franklin, two full page engravings, one folding engraving and on folding typographical table. In very good condition. Complete with index, addenda and corrigenda. Bookplate to the pastedown. A rarity in contemporary calf.
“My apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.He only says," Good fences make good neighbors": Robert Frost's North of Boston; Signed by Him
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1930.
First edition, early printing of Frost’s second published book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Robert Frost June 1926 Twenty-five years after.” In very good condition.
"A STATE OF JOY AND LAUGHTER": ONE SPECIAL SUMMER; SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND LEE RADZIWILL
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
First edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. Signed by the authors on the front free endpaper, “Jacqueline Bouvier” and inscribed by Lee, “For Mr. Newman With best regards Lee Bouvier May 6th 1975.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket calligraphy by Joe West.
Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.
First edition of Nabokov’s masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In very good condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities.
First Edition of Relief to Royalty: The Story of James J. Braddock World's Heavyweight Champion; Signed by Nine Boxers
New York: Privately Published, 1936.
First edition of Shabazian Ludwig’s biography of heavyweight champion “Cinderella Man” James J. Braddock. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, illustrated with photographs including photographic frontispiece portrait of Braddock. Foreword by Damon Runyon. Runyon gave Braddock the nickname “Cinderella Man” upon his unlikely comeback in 1935 when he fought Max Baer for the heavyweight title and won. Signed and inscribed by nine boxers on the front free endpaper and verso of the front panel by British heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper, Braddock’s camp trainer Harry Raskin, Bill Irby, Whitey Hurwitz, Jack Russel, Charley Massera, Jack McCarthy, Max Long, and Bill Margolis. Fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Exceptionally rare.
First Edition of Lady and the Tramp; Warmly Inscribed by Ward Greene to fellow cartoonist Chester Gould and Creator of Dick Tracy
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
First edition of Ward Greene’s Lady and the Tramp. Octavo, original cloth, with charming illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi. Foreword by Walt Disney. Association copy, warmly inscribed by Greene on the front free endpaper, “For Chester – with fondest regards Jimmie Greene.” The recipient, American cartoonist Chester Gould, was best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip which enjoyed a long run in the newspaper syndicate ‘King Features’ which Greene edited and managed for many years. Ward’s colleague Hal Foster, the creator of the Tarzan and Prince Valiant comic strips first referred to Ward with the affectionate nickname ‘Jimmie.’ Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the rear panel. A rare association copy.
First edition of The Presidential Power: the politics of leadership; warmly inscribed by Richard Neustadt
New York and London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1960.
Rare first edition of Neustadt’s fundamental examination of presidential power, which upon publication immediately prompted John F. Kennedy to hire him as his advisor, speechwriter and confidante. Ocatvo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ted Sorenson, Special Counsel to the President with congratulations … and regards – Dick Neustadt.” The recipient, Ted Sorenson was Neustadt’s colleague, and fellow speechwriter and adviser to President Kennedy. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. An exceptional association copy of this landmark book.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1898.
Early printing of Hale’s classic short story. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, stamped bald eagle vignette to the front panel, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second free endpaper, “Charles Wolcott from Mrs. Hubbard with the best wishes of Edward E. Hale March 10, 1902.” With a photograph of the author tipped in beneath the inscription. In very good condition.
First Edition of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait; Signed by Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003.
First edition of this illustrated biographic portrait of Mandela. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed and dated by Nelson Mandela on the title page. Additionally signed by both Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu at their contribution. Foreword by Bill Clinton. Introduction by Desmond Tutu. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada. An exceptional piece of history, signed by these three iconic figures.
“In the fish world many things are told by sound waves": First Edition of Rachel Carson's Under the Sea-Wind
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1941.
First edition of Carson’s first book and her personal favorite. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Howard Frech.
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for": Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird; Finely Bound
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960.
First edition, second printing of Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, bound in full green morocco, gilt titles to the spine, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
“Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it": First Edition of Ian Fleming's The Spy Who Loved Me
London: Jonathan Cape, 1962.
First edition of the ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated paper boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Kerry- With best Amelia Bedelia wishes- Peggy Parish 10/30/82.” Illustrated by Friz Siebel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelfwear to the extremities.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1960.
First edition of the eighth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Richard Chopping. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition, early printing of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Judge Carl Wahlstrom with high esteem John Kennedy,” Inscription to the recipient, bookplate of Judge Wahlstrom to the front pastedown, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Grushkin.
"But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea; Inscribed by Him to Close Friends
New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952.
First edition of Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, original blue cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hood, with all the best wishes from an old stockholder, Ernest Hemingway, Havana 1953.” The recipient, Clifford Hood, was a close friend and fishing buddy of Hemingway and was the CEO for the United States Steel Corporation. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. The back of dust jacket looks to have small blood stain on it, which was reportedly from a cut on Ernest’s finger, which was still bleeding when he signed the book. Photograph of Hemingway by Lee Samuels. Signed first editions of this work are scarce, association copies are rare.
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more": THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN; Finely Bound
The Novels of Jane Austen [Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma].
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1948.
The Chawston Edition bound by Asprey of the works of Jane Austen of this important edition contains all her major novels, a volume of minor works and verse, letters. Octavo, 6 volumes, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles to the spine and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Contains Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
“Tell me Miss Trench, do you play any other games?": First Edition of Ian Flemings Dr. No; signed by actor Sean Connery
London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
First edition in the first-issue dust jacket with Fleming’s name printed in black on the spine of the sixth Bond thriller, first state binding (Gilbert’s variant A), without the “Honeychile” silhouette; the silhouette was later added to bring it in line with other titles in the series which bore designs on the front board. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Sean Connery on the front free endpaper, who starred as James Bond in the first 007 film bearing the same name. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Pat Marriott. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by Sean Connery.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
First edition of Mises’ classic work. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
“Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create - this is man": First Edition of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
First edition with “First Published in April 1939” on copyright page of the author’s classic work. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
Signed Limited Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's Outdoor Pastimes of An American Hunter; In the Scarce Original dust jacket
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 23. Small quarto, original cloth, printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press, photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light expert restoration. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare and desirable in the original dust jacket.
"A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example": First Edition of Joe Di Maggio's Lucky To Be A Yankee; Inscribed by Him
New York: Rudolph Field, 1946.
First edition of this early autobiography by Joltin Joe Di Maggio. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in a contemporary hand, “To Dick- Hope the start of a good Pic Book! Best alwasy Joe Di Maggio.” Foreword by Grantland Rice. Introduction by James A. Farley. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Most desirable signed by this baseball legend.
"No man of integrity can live constantly in the majority": Booth Mooney's The Lyndon Johnson Story; lengthily inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
Early printing of Booth Mooney’s biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Joney McCollum, a dear and great lady with my love and admiration Lyndon B. Johnson.” Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
"As you may have noticed I have been wandering all the time": Rare autograph postcard signed and entirely in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi
Rare autograph postcard signed and entirely in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi. The letter reads, “Dear Rev. Conley, You will please forgive one for my inability to reply to your letter earlier. As you may have noticed I have been wandering all the time. I am at present at Thithal leaving Bombay on 24th Oct for Bengal. I am afraid therefore that we cannot meet before the … Your serv MK Gandhi 25 4 25 Tithal.” The postcard measures 5.5 inches by 3.5 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
"That gang I broke up with in Boston was a pretty fair outfit": First Edition of Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball; Signed twice by the Great Bambino
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.
First edition and signed limited edition of Babe Ruth’s work on the game of baseball. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, with 31 illustrations. One of 1000 limited copies signed by babe Ruth on the limitation page, this is number 174. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light professional restoration. Rare and desirable.
First edition of Thomas Griffith Taylor's With Scott: The Silver Lining; from the library of American Polar Explorer William Davies with his ownership inscription
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916.
First edition of Antarctic explorer Griffith Taylor’s firsthand account of his experience as part of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition. Quarto, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated penguin vignette to the front panel, illustrated with engravings including frontispiece. From the library of American geologist and polar explorer of William E. Davies with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, “William E. Davies Dec. 30, 1938.” Davies explored the Appalachian Mountains, Greenland, and Antarctica, where the Davies Escarpment is named after him. In near fine condition. A nice example with noted provenance.
Tel-Aviv: Sinai Publishing.
Rare elaborately bound Jewish Siddur prayer book. Small octavo, bound in full silver metal with elaborate tooling to the spine and panels, inlaid turquoise decorations and painting to the front panel, patterned enpapers, title page in color, ribbon bound in. English translation facing the Hebrew text. In near fine condition. An elaborate presentation.
“It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws": Rare First Edition of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage in the rare original dust jacket
New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1895.
First edition, first printing with page  advertising the three works of Gilbert Parker’s Best Books, and the last page of advertisements (page 238) ending with The Land of the Sun, by Christian Reid; last gathering, including ads on laid paper. Octavo, original publisher’s tan cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare and desirable in the original dust jacket.
"You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there": Rare original photograph of "La Divina" Maria Callas
Rare original photograph of one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century, Maria Callas. Signed by Callas and dated 1955. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 12.75 inches. In near fine condition. Elegantly presented.
First Edition, first issue of The Great Gatsby; with a signed presentation inscription signed by him in 1929 in Paris bound in
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.
First edition, first issue of the author’s masterpiece with “chatter” p.60, “northern” p.119, “sick in tired” p.205, and “Union Street station” p.211. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. With a presentation note inscribed by the author bound in before the half-title page, “For J.E. Cribb from yours sincerely F Scott Fitzgerald Paris, 1929.” Paris in the 1920s proved the most influential decade of Fitzgerald’s development. Fitzgerald made several excursions to Europe, mostly Paris and the French Riviera, and became friends with many members of the American expatriate community in Paris, notably Ernest Hemingway. Fitzgerald’s friendship with Hemingway was quite effusive, as many of Fitzgerald’s relationships would prove to be. Hemingway did not get on well with Zelda, however, and in addition to describing her as “insane” in his memoir A Moveable Feast, Hemingway claimed that Zelda “encouraged her husband to drink so as to distract Fitzgerald from his work on his novel”, so he could work on the short stories he sold to magazines to help support their lifestyle. In near fine condition with a touch of wear. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box.
First Edition of The Life of Gen. James A. Garfield; Signed by him one month prior to winning the November 1880 presidential election
New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1880.
First edition of Bundy’s illustrated biography of the 20th President of the United States. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Garfield, rebacked. Presentation copy, inscribed by Garfield on the front free endpaper, “Compliments of J.A. Garfield, Mentor, Dec. 2, 1880.” Garfield inscribed the present volume precisely one month prior to winning the 1880 Presidential election on November 2nd. This win marked the sixth consecutive victory in the presidential election for the Republican Party, its longest winning streak in American history. In very good condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. This work was published prior to the now commonplace practice of presidential biographies and autobiographies. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed by Garfield.
London: Macmillan & Company, Limited, 1921.
Signed limited edition of one of the greatest tributes to drink and drinking in the literature of wine. Octavo, original half cloth. One of 500 copies signed by George Saintsbury. In very good condition. Bookplate to the pastedown. Ownership signature.