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“There's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them": First Limited Edition of Mutiny On The Bounty; Signed by Marlon Brando, Director Lewis Milestone, Producer Aaron Rosenberg and in the scarce original glassine
New York : Limited Editions Club, 1947.
First limited edition of this epic historical drama made into the 1962 film starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard and Richard Harris. The film was the first widescreen motion picture ever produced. One of only 1500 copies. This is number 426. Signed on the front free endpaper in the year of the film’s production by Marlon Brando (cast as First Lieutenant Fletcher Christian), Lewis Milestone (the film’s director), Tarita Teriipaia (Princess Maimiti), and inscribed by the film’s producer Aaron Rosenberg, “To Phil Corrin, Hope the picture lives up to your expectations. Most sincerely, Aaron Rosenberg.” Additionally signed on the verso by twelve additional cast members including Richard Harris and Duncan Lamont. Octavo, bound in full pebbled sheepskin, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, in the scarce original glassine and original slipcase. An extraordinary example, most rare and desirable signed by Brando and the cast.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 89144
“A house divided against itself cannot stand": Rare Relief Bust Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln
Rare caste metal relief portrait of President Abraham Lincoln in profile. Housed in a custom circular frame with gilt decorative floral reliefs. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 16 inches. A handsome example.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 95124
"I'm a cool rockin' Daddy in the U.S.A. now": Album of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.; Signed by Him
New York: Columbia Records, 1984.
Born in the U.S.A. original album, boldly signed by Bruce Springsteen on the front panel. In fine condition with the original record present.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 117081
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1950.
First editions of the personal letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panels, 2 volumes, illustrated. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper of volume one, “To Mr. Earle Koons with warm regards and good wishes from Eleanor Roosevelt.” Edited by Elliot Roosevelt. Assisted by Joseph P. Lash. In fine condition. The original slipcase shows some of the usual wear.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 68004
"The dew of the morning sunk chill on my brow - it felt like the warning of what I feel now": First edition of Byron's poems
London: Printed for John Murray, 1816.
First edition of this collection of poems and verses. Octavo, bound in contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In near fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 89120
Rare first edition of Merwin and Webster's Calumet "K"; the inspiration for Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902.
First edition of Ayn Rand’s favorite novel and a primary source of inspiration for her Objectivist philosophy. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt. With illustrations by Harry C. Edwards. In very good condition with light rubbing. A sharp example of this influential work.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 92487
“Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television”: Rare Artist's Sketch of Woody Allen; Signed by Woody Allen
Rare graphite artist’s sketch of American director and comedian Wood Allen. Signed by Woody Allen in the upper left corner of the sketch. 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. The drawing measures 8.75 inches by 11.5 inches. A unique example.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 89099
"Here are faces, masks of the soul": First edition of Therese le Prat's Masques et Destins: Masks, Fates, Faces; from the library of legendary actress Vivien Leigh
Paris: Olivier Perrin, 1955.
First edition of Therese Le Prat’s monumental work. Folio, original pictorial boards, illustrated. In near fine condition. From the library of one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, Vivien Leigh, with a full page presentation addressed to Leigh laid in.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 95811
"When Wanda packed her bag and left, I stood in my garden and knew my chances were ruined": First edition of Paul Zimmer's fifth book of poems; inscribed by him to fellow poet Annie Dillard
Washington, D.C. & San Francisco: Dryad Press, 1980.
First edition of American poet Paul Zimmer’s fifth book of poems. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Association copy, inscribed to poet Annie Dillard on the title page, “August 1980 For Annie and Gary, With admiration and affection. Paul.” With Annie Dillard’s bookplate to the half-title page. In near fine condition. Cover design by Susan Foster. Book design by Merrill Leffler. A nice association.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 88097
London: The Hogarth Press, 1946.
First edition of this novel by the author whom V.S. Pritchett called, “belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.” Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115198