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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s classic work on how to discover life’s lessons. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Near fine with a previous inscription to the half-title page in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 50001
“I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck": First Edition of Annie Dillard's Pilgrim At Tinker Creek; Signed by Her
New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1974.
First edition with all points present of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original brown cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Annie Dillard on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Sheila Berger. Line drawing by Annie Dillard. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 99768
"The prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat human beings": First Edition of Animal Liberation; Inscribed by Peter Singer
London: Jonathan Cape, 1976.
First British edition of Singer’s landmark book. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily signed by the author on the half-title page as follows, “All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this fact: In suffering the animals are equal. Peter Singer.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mon Mohan.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 7402
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
New York: The Objectivist, Inc, January - December 1968.
First edition complete set of The Objectivist: Volume 7. Octavo, 12 monthly serials, original wrappers as issued. In near fine condition.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 101985