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"The ship rushed on, nearer and nearer Earth": First Edition of Philip K. Dick's Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch; Signed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1965.
First edition of Dick’s classic novel, which was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom Chibbaro. Exceptionally rare signed.
Price: $22,000.00 Item Number: 101458
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1974.
First edition of this novel which won the John W. Campbell Award and nominations for the Hugo and Nebula. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by One Plus One Studio. An exceptional example, uncommon and desirable signed.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 101435
Rare Autograph Letter Signed and entirely in the hand of George Orwell; sent months after he took up residence on the isle of jura where he would write his masterpiece nineteen eighty-four
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of great English author George Orwell. One page, the letter reads, “Barnhill Isle of Jura Argyllshire Scotland 31.5.46 Dear Sir, I of recently received your letter dated the 22nd, as I was travelling for some days before coming here. I am afraid I cannot make any engagement to speak for you, as I intend to be at the above address until October and am not certain of my movements after that. Please forgive me. Yours truly, Geo. Orwell.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Orwell. The entire piece measures 23 inches by 13.5 inches. Scarce and desirable, written only days after Orwell took up residence at Barnstable where he would compose his masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 104068
"And people with obsessions, reflected Bond, were blind to danger": First edition of Ian Flemings Moonraker; Signed by Henry Blofeld
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955.
First edition, first issue with “shoo” for “shoot” on page 10 of the third novel in the James Bond series and what many critics to be his finest.
Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Henry Blofeld on front free endpaper. Blofeld is the son of Thomas Robert Calthorpe Blofeld (1903-1986) who attended Eton with Fleming and who’s name is believed to be the inspiration for the supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with the spine panel bright and with light wear to the spine extremities. Jacket design by Kenneth Lewis. A nice association.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 107324
“You cannot conceive, nor can I, of the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God": First Edition of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1938.
First American edition, preceding the British edition by one month of Greene’s chilling expose of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Clive affectionately, Graham.” The recipient Clive Francis is a British actor, known for his roles in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, Inspector Clouseau and The Crown and was a friend of Greene’s. An excellent example in a very good dust jacket with rubbing and wear. Jacket design by George Salter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions signed and inscribed are scarce.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 106788
“MOTHER OF GOD,” HE SAID, “IS THIS THE END OF RICO”: FIRST EDITION OF W.R. BURNETT'S LITTLE CAESAR; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/ The Dial Press, 1929.
First edition of Burnett’s classic novel, which has inspired generations of gangster films. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by W.R. Burnett on the half-title page. Very good in the rare original dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 102243
“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 (which precedes the British first) 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 July ’75 Portland.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Uncommon signed.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 119652
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989.
First edition of le Carre’s classic novel, basis for the film starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John le Carre and actor Sean Connery on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photograph by Franta Provaznik.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 107811
New York: Ballentine Books, 1982.
First edition of the second volume in Clarke’s acclaimed Odyssey series. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page in the year of publication, “To Arnold from Arthur C. Clarke Nov. 20, 1982.” The recipient Arnold Kunert was a documentary filmmaker and a friend of Clarke’s. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gary Friedman. Cover painting by Michael Whelan.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 102369
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981.
First edition of this novel by the author of The Mask of Dimitrios. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Anna Sklar, with best wishes from the conspirator, Eric Ambler.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. Jacket photograph by Stephen Cornwell.
Price: $55.00 Item Number: 106379