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"There are only two books that matter in the Spanish language, Don Quixote of La Mancha and One Hundred Years of Solitude": First Edition of Don Quixote; Signed with a Drawing by Nobel Prize-winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Ecco/ Harper Collins Publishers, 2003.
First edition of this new translation of this classic novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the front free endpaper, who has drawn a flower. “There are only two books that matter in the Spanish language, Don Quixote of La Mancha and One Hundred Years of Solitude. All the rest are mere footnotes. Their themes are one and the same: the capacity to see life not for what it is but for what it should be” (Ilan Stavans). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Edith Grossman. Introduction by Harold Bloom. Rare and desirable, connecting two of the greatest writers that have ever lived.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 118745
“My war is not as simple as yours was, Father": First Edition of James Webb's Fields of Fire; Warmly Inscribed by Him in the year of Publication
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1978.
First edition of “the finest of the Vietnam novels" (Tom Wolfe). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For John Smithers- When I get done with this, we must talk! Jim Webb September 1978.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Hal Siegel.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 118743
First Edition of We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam; Signed by General Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2208.
First edition of this “powerful. . . . A candid, highly informative, and heartfelt tale of forgiveness between former fierce enemies in the Vietnam War” (St. Petersburg Times). Original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by both authors on title page, “To Mike Best wishes Joseph L. Galloway” and signed by Lieutenant General Harold Moore below. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jarrod Taylor. Introduction by Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 118931
The Collected Works of Joseph Conrad; first editions of each volume finely bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Collected Works of Joseph Conrad. [Almayer’s Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, The Nigger of “Narcissus”, Tales of Unrest, Lord Jim, The Inheritors, Youth: and Two Other Stories, Romance, Typhoon and Other Stories, Nostromo, The Mirror of the Sea, The Secret Agent, A Set of Six, Under Western Eyes, Some Reminiscences, ‘Twist Land & Sea Tales, Chance, Victory, Within the Tides, The Shadow Line, The Arrow of Gold, On Day More, The Rescue].
London: Various Publishers, 1895-1920.
Rare finely bound first edition collection of the writings of Joseph Conrad including a first issue of Almayer’s Folly. Octavo, 23 volumes bound in full crushed crimson levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt banes, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbons bound in. Each volume is a first edition with the original cloth covers and spines bound in at the rear of each volume (with the exception of Almayer’s Folly and Tales of Unrest). In fine condition. A stunning set. Rare and desirable.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 118074
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978.
First edition of Wouk’s sequel to The Winds of War. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 118799
"The beauty of things must be that they end. We are nothing": First Edition of Jack Kerouac's Tristessa; Signed by Him
New York: Avon Book Division, 1960.
First edition of Keroauc’s classic novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Boldly signed by Jack Kerouac on the title page. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Uncommon signed.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 118250
London: William Heinemann, 1940.
First edition of Greene’s masterpiece. Octavo, original yellow cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some toning to the spine and light wear to the spine crown. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Scarce in the original dust jacket and in this condition.
Price: $18,000.00 Item Number: 118658
“The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy": First Edition of the classic modernist novel Nightwood; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Faber and Faber, 1935.
First edition of this masterpiece―one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small chips and notes notes to the flaps. The British edition precedes the American edition by one year.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117378
AMERICAS "BEST WAR NOVEL": FIRST EDITION OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, INSCRIBED BY NORMAN MAILER TO PAUL BARTEL
New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948.
First edition of the author’s first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Paul after the pleasure of our first meeting Norman Mailer Oct. ’87.” The recipient Paul Bartel was a director and actor the creator of such films as Eating Raoul, Death Race 2000, Lust in the Dust, among others. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Karov.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 118122
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, basis for the classic Orson Wells film often regarded as among the greatest films of all time. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is the second state with cancelled price “Net, $1.40” and new price “Net, $1.50” on spine.
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 117872
"All colors made me happy: even gray. My eyes were such that literally they took photographs": First Edition of Pale Fire
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1962.
First edition of this “witty, ironic and complex tour de force” (Hart, 521). Octavo, original black cloth, top edge stained red. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very sharp example.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 118632
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.
Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon, 1771.
Rare 18th century Book of Common Prayer. Small octavo, bound in full contemporary calf tie gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, double gilt ruing and cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Ownership inscriptions. Desirable in a contemporary binding.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 118145
"Let your love flow out on all living things": First Edition of Sophie's Choice; Inscribed by William Styron
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition of Styron’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Ida Optro William Styron.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 118643
"WHEREVER YOU GO, WHEREVER YOU HIDE A THOUSAND SHIPS WILL SEARCH YOU OUT": Rare first edition set of the works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall; with Botany Bay signed by both authors
Boston and New York: Various Publishers, 1918-1942.
Rare first edition set of the works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, including a first edition of Botany Bay signed by the authors. Octavo, 13 volumes, original cloth. Botany Bay is signed by the authors opposite the copyright page. Doctor Dogbody’s Leg is inscribed by James Norman Hall on a tipped-in note, “For Harry Heinsforster with best wishes from James Norman Hall.” Each volume is near fine to fine in a near fine to fine dust jacket with the exception of High Adventure, Faery Lands of the South Seas, The Pearl Lagoon, and Falcons of France which are without a dust jacket. Each volume is housed in a custom half morocco and chemise slipcase, which were constructed upon publication. An exceptional set.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 118065
“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