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Los Angeles: Sun and Moon, 1985-86.
First editions of Paul Auster’s detective novels, each signed by him on the title page, with volume one a early printing. Octavo, original cloth. Each are signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional set.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 121435
Inaugural Addresses of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 4, 1933; January 20, 1937; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents Of The United States: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 4, 1933; January 20, 1937; The Spoken Word Footnotes Of History Series.
Original record of the Inaugural Address of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front panel. Quarto, original illustrated cardboard sleeve. Vinyl record with glassine tissue cover. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 121434
"Most of our faculties lie dormant because they can rely upon Habit, which knows what there is to be done and has no need of their services": First Edition in English of Prousts Masterpiece Remembrance of Things Past
Remembrance of Things Past [A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, In Search of Lost Time]: Swann’s Way; Within a Budding Grove; The Guermantes Way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet Cheat Gone; Time Regained.
London: Chatto & Windus, Alfred A. Knopf, 1922.
Complete first edition set of Proust’s most well-known work. Octavo, 11 volumes, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in in gilt. In near fine condition, with Time Regained in the rare dust jacket. Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. An excellent set, rare in this condition.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 121344
Rare portrait of Nobel Peace Prize-winning American General George C. Marshall, inscribed by him beneath his image, “To Donald D. Shepard, with appreciation and warm regards, G. Marshall.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.5 by 15.25 inches.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 121774
"with memories of our visit in Seattle of the most pleasant sorts": Martin Flavin's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Journey in the Dark; inscribed by Him
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1943.
Early printing of this classic novel, which won 1943 Harper Prize and the 1944 Pulitzer Prize, which The New York Times called “a story of a boy from Iowa who becomes a business tycoon at the price of his integrity.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “For Ralph Potter with memories of our visit in Seattle of the most pleasant sorts Martin Flavin July 26 ’57.”Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 121299
"My esteemed mentor and brother, with affection and gratitude": First Edition of Oliver Sacks' Awakenings; Warmly Inscribed by Him
London: Duckworth, 1973.
First edition of Sacks’ classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Augustus Rose, my esteemed mentor and brother, with affection and gratitude. Oliver Sacks Spring 1974.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 121373
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
Cleveland : The Ralston Society, 1945.
Early printing of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a worn and torn dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 121564
“Karma is the beginning of knowledge. Next is patience": First Edition of James Clavell's Shogun; Signed by Him
New York: Atheneum, 1975.
First edition of the first chronological work in Clavell’s epic Asian series. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by the author in the year of publication, “James Clavell New York June ’75.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 121453
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940.
First edition of this classic novel, basis for the 1957 film starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Sally Cooke, with every confidence and all good wishes for success in her new undertaking (and no cracks about undertaking). Sincerely, John O’Hara, Quoque. August 29, 1943.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the spine.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 121992
New York: Delacorte Press, 1975.
First edition of this documentary novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “July 27, 1980 For My Good Friend, Dan Montemarano With best wishes Bill Huie William Bradford Huie.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 121328
“It's not that words or human language stop having any meaning or relevance after you die, by the way": First Edition of David Foster Wallace's Oblivion; Inscribed by Him
Boston: Little Brown & Company, 2004.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mario J. Pulice.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 121399
“I DRINK A GREAT DEAL. I SLEEP A LITTLE, AND I SMOKE CIGAR AFTER CIGAR": Exceptionally rare unsmoked Winston S. Churchill cigar presented to the Churchill family governess, Mary Dorgan
Exceedingly rare unsmoked La Aroma De Cuba cigar presented by Winston S. Churchill to the Churchill family governess, Mary Dorgan, the Irishwoman who provided domestic help to the Churchill family through the 1940s and into the 1950s. Framed with an original photograph of Winston S. Churchill smoking another of his favorite La Aroma De Cuba cigars. Accompanied by a rare original photograph of Churchill’s wife, Clementine, inscribed on the mount to Mary Dorgan, ‘To Mrs. Dorgan with thanks for your help and good wishes Clementine Churchill 1950″, a pass to the Churchill’s room in the Palace of Westminster House of Commons also from Dorgan’s collection, and a photograph of Dorgan with Winston and Clementine’s daughter, Sarah. Winston S. Churchill and Clementine Hozier met at a dinner party in 1908 and after only a few months of correspondence, Winston wrote to Clementine’s mother, Lady Blanche Hozier, requesting consent for their marriage. On September 12th 1908, the two were wed at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, he more than a decade older than she and already a seasoned Parliamentarian. The Churchills had five children: Diana, Randolph, Sarah, Marigold, and Mary and their marriage was close and affectionate despite the stresses of public life throughout Churchill’s political career. In fine condition. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 22.5 inches by 16.25 inches. Exceedingly rare with exceptional provenance.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 117337
"Here's How": First Edition of The Savoy Cocktail Book; inscribed by Harry Craddock and illustrator Gilbert Rumbold
London: Constable & Company, 1930.
First edition of this iconic, definitive text on cocktails. Octavo, original half black cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Gilbert Rumbold. Presentation copy, inscribed by Harry Craddock on the verso of the dedication page and first page of the Preface, “‘Here’s how’ Harry Craddock To Captain Anthony Farranse With best wishes of the author Harry Craddock” and inscribed by the illustrator Gilbert Rumbold, “If you happen to read this in the bath – watch your overhead!! Here’s How. Gilbert Rumbold.” Uncommon signed by not only Craddock, but both he and Rumbold.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 121079
First edition of St. Andrews. Two Poems Specially Contributed by Rudyard Kipling, Rector of the University, 1922-25 & Walter de la Mare LL.D., St. Andrews 1923
St. Andrews. Two Poems Specially Contributed by Rudyard Kipling, Rector of the University, 1922-25 & Walter de la Mare LL.D., St. Andrews 1923.
London: A & C Black Ltd, 1926.
First edition of this collection of poems about the University of St. Andrews. Octavo, original boards, with sixteen reproductions from pencil drawings and etchings of St. Andrews by Michael Patterson. Near fine in the scarce original dust jacket which is in good condition.
Price: $95.00 Item Number: 121054
"Whisper there was not, nor word, shadow nor showing. Still the light stirred on the deep, glowing and growing": First American edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Seven Seas
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896.
First American edition of this collection of Kipling’s poetry, published October 30, 1896, the same day as the English edition. Octavo, original publisher’s elaborately decorated cloth, top edge gilt with others untrimmed. In very good condition.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 121694
New York: Alex Grossett and Company, 1899.
First edition of this collection of Kipling’s stories for children which includes Wee Willie Winkie and Baa Baa Black Sheep. Octavo, original decorated cloth. Illustrated by Charles D. Farrand and others, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Kipling. In very good condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 121051