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“Gone were the days when Zuckerman had only to worry about Zuckerman making money: henceforth he would have to worry about his money making money": Uncorrected Proof of the First Edition of Zuckerman Unbound; Signed by Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux: New York, 1981.
Uncorrected proof of the first edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. In fine condition. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box.
"I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else": Rare First Edition In Greek of the Authors Classic Work Zorba The Greek; Signed by Nikos Kazanzakis
Athens: Plateia Syntagmatos, 1946.
First Greek edition, preceding all other editions of the author’s most popular novel and basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Anthony Quinn. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis on the copyright page. In near fine condition with some rubbing to the spine and small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions of Zorba The Greek are of legendary scarcity; this is one of the nicest examples we have seen or handled.
"ONE OF THE GREAT CHARACTERS OF MODERN FICTION": FIRST EDITION OF KAZANTZAKIS ZORBA THE GREEK; SIGNED BY HIM
London: John Lehman, 1952.
First edition in English, preceding the American edition by one year of the author’s most popular novel and basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Anthony Quinn. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. From the library of Odysseas Elytis, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1979. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Carl Wildman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Trade editions signed by Kazantzakis are exceptionally rare.
“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there”: First Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Signed by Robert Pirsig
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974.
First edition of one of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Robert M. Pirsig on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.
Early printing of this wonderfully illustrated work by the author of Jumanji. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.
First edition, early printing of this posthumous collection of writings regarding fishing. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations from photographs. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Zane Grey’s widow to their oldest son Romer Zane Grey,”To Romer Zane Grey, Who has shares so many of his father’s fishing adventures. On this thirteenth anniversary of his passing, he is still so much with us, that it seems as if he had just ‘gone fishin’. Love Mother.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Edited with notes by Ed Zern. A unique example.
New York : Rizzoli Press, 2004.
First edition of this comprehensive work on Zaha Hadid. Quarto, 4 volumes, original boards, illustrated. Boldly signed by Zaha Hadid in all four of the volumes at Yale University. In fine condition. The original plastic case is in fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
New York: Tashen, 2009.
First edition of the most comprehensive volume on the work of Zaha Hadid. Folio, original boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Zaha Hadid on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original black cloth. Warmly Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For George with my friendship, Vassilis Vassilikos.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows very light wear. Jacket design by Enrico Arno. Translated from the Greek by Marilyn Calmann.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Matthew with my love, Vassilis Vassilikos 5.05.01.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket that shows very light wear. Jacket design by Enrico Arno. Translated from the Greek by Marilyn Calmann.
“Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!”: Rare photograph signed by the first human to journey into outer space, Yuri Gagarin
Rare photograph signed by the first human to journey into outer space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. In fine condition. The photograph measures 5.75 inches by 3.75 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches. Rare and desirable.
“ORBITING EARTH IN THE SPACESHIP, I SAW HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR PLANET IS. PEOPLE, LET US PRESERVE AND INCREASE THIS BEAUTY, NOT DESTROY IT!”: RARE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED by Yuri Gagarin, Pavel Popovich, Gherman Titov, and Andriyan Nikolayev
Rare original photograph signed by four important Russian cosmonauts including the first human to journey into outer space, Yuri Gagarin. Additionally signed by Andriyan Nikolayev (the third Russian in space and the first person to make a televised broadcast from space), Gherman Titov who became the first human to orbit the earth multiple times in 1961, and Pavel Popovich (the fourth cosmonaut to travel into space). Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10.75 inches by 9.5 inches. In fine condition.
“Now I am a man; World have changed a lot. Some things nearly so, Others nearly not.”: P.B. Socci sketch of Yul Brynner; Signed by Yul Brynner
Rare graphite artist’s sketch of Russian-born film and stage actor Yul Brynner. Boldly signed by Yul Brynner. Additionally signed by the artist, P.B. Socci. Active in the mid 1970s, American artist Pat B. Socci gained a reputation for seeking out Hollywood icons to sign his sketched portraits. In fine condition. The drawing measures 10 inches by 8 inches. A striking example.
Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1986.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on the legendary Yquem Winery. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Mark Brocco- Best wishes- Richard Olney.” Photographs by Michel Guillard. Preface by Michael Broadbent. Designed by Marc Walter.
“But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's Youth
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1902.
First edition, first issue containing the first appearance in book form of Heart of Darkness—“one of the most powerful short novels in the English language” (Farrow, 14). Octavo, original illustrated cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition.
First Editions Of Each Volume In Javier Marias' Acclaimed Your Face Tomorrow Trilogy; Each Signed By Him
Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear; Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and Dream; Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell.
New York: New Directions, 2005-2009.
First editions in English of each of the author’s novels in his brilliant trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Each volume is signed by Marias on the title page in and each are fine in a fine dust jackets. Jacket design by Semadar Megged. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.
“When I grow old I want to regret the things I've done, not the things I haven't done": First Edition of Herman Wouk's Youngblood Hawke; Signed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1962.
First edition of this fictionalized work based on the life of Thomas Wolfe. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Anderson, IN: The Warner Press, 1958.
First edition of this early work by Schulz. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Charles Schulz on the title page. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
"I have numerous readers among farmers and workers. They make India. Their poverty is India's curse and crime. Their prosperity alone can make India a country fit to live in:" First Series of Mohandas K. Gandhi's Young India; signed and dated by him
New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc, 1924.
Second edition of the first series of the writings of Gandhi. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by Mahatma Gandhi on the front free endpaper, “M. K. Gandhi 7:9:28.” Gandhi founded and published the weekly periodical in English, Young India, from 1919 to 1931 to spread the philosophy and principles of the Satyagraha Movement and urge readers to participate in it. With a brief sketch of the non-cooperation movement by Babu Rajendra Prasad. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed and in this condition.
Dylan, Bob; Joan Baez; Jack Elliott; The Greenbriar Boys; The New Lost City Ramblers; Peggy Seeger; Introduction by Pete Seeger.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1963.
First edition of this collection of songs from the 1960’s folk music scene. Quarto, original cloth, with 112 pages with photographs. Signed by Bob Dylan in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper. Features photos and tabulature of music by Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jack Elliott, The Greenbriar Boys, The New Lost City Ramblers and Peggy Seeger. Introduction by Pete Seeger. Notes by Earl Robinson. Rare and desirable signed by Dylan.