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London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1943.
First edition of the final novel in Lewis’ acclaimed Space Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by C.S. Lewis to fellow writer and journalist George Orwell and his wife (Eric and Eileen Blair) on the front free endpaper, “To the Blairs, with kind regards, C.S. Lewis Aug. 1945.” This is the review copy used in George Orwell’s literary review of the book which was published in the Manchester Evening News on August 16th 1945. Also with three hand-corrections to the text in Lewis’ hand which he made in all review copies before personally sending to critics. Although Lewis and Orwell were not close friends, both were employed as radio journalists by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) during WWII, an era that transformed both religious broadcasting (in which Lewis became a primary figure) and war correspondence (Orwell’s experience as a correspondent working out of the basement of the BBC during wartime was a major inspiration for his masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four). Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morrocco clamshell box. A remarkable association.
Price: $30,000.00 Item Number: 81218
“Dilemma of civilized man; body mobilized, but danger obscure": First Edition of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle; Signed by Him
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1962.
First edition of Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Bodly signed by Philip K. Dick on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Robert Galster. Photograph by Arthur Knight. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 99635
"It is said that men condemned to death are subject to sudden moments of elation; as if, like moths in the fire, their destruction were coincidental with attainment": First Edition of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold; Signed by John Le Carre
London: Victor Gollancz, 1963.
First edition of the le Carre’s classic work, which went on to reinvigorate the spy genre. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page in a contemporary hand, “David Cornwell aka John le Carre.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 115768
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1959.
First edition of this classic apocalyptic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Pat Frank ’59.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Arthur Hawkins. First editions are exceptionally rare signed, as the author passed away in 1964.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 122391
“YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: ONCE WHEN YOU ARE BORN AND ONCE WHEN YOU LOOK DEATH IN THE FACE”: COMPLETE SET OF IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND NOVELS; Each signed twice by Artist Michael Gillette with an original illustration
Complete Set of 14 First Edition James Bond Novels: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories including A View to a Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights.
London: Penguin Centenary , 2008.
First editions of the Penguin Centenary edition of each volume in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, 14 volumes, original boards. With an original illustration by artist Michael Gillette in Casino Royale, signed “with love Michael Gillette.” Each dust jacket is signed twice by artist Michael Gillette, once on the front panel and again on the rear panel. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. Jacket illustrations by Michael Gillette. An exceptional set.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 125683
First Edition of this Foundational Science Fiction Work Hugo Gernsback's Ralph 124C 41; Signed by Him
Boston: The Stratford Company, 1925.
First edition of “arguably the first major work of American science fiction” (The Economist). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With the compliments of the author H Gernsback 1925.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bookplate on the front pastedown.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 108026
“It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason": Rare First Editions of Each volume in Jules Vernes' Mysterious Island Trilogy
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.
First editions in English of each volume in Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island trilogy. Octavo, three volumes in the original publisher’s pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispieces. Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston. Each volume is in very good condition. Ownership inscriptions. A very sharp set.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 109382
“There were many times when logic was of no comfort": First Edition of Patricia Highsmith's Deep Water; Signed by Her
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957.
First edition of the author’s classic fifth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Very best wishes, Pat Highsmith.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Polly Cameron. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 123562
"The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us": First British Edition of Fahrenheit 451; Inscribed by Ray Bradbury
London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1954.
First British edition of one of the seminal works in the field of science fiction. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper, “MAC! Ray Bradbury 6/12/88.” Contemporary inscription, near fine in a fine unfaded dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. A superior example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 92790
“I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused": First Edition of Graham Greene's The Quiet American; Inscribed by Him to Photographer Sylvia Salmi
New York: The Viking Press, 1956.
First American edition of Greene’s classic novel of exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Sylvia Salmi from Graham Greene.” The recipient, Sylvia Salmii was a prominent and highly respected photographer. During the 1930s and 1940s, she took portraits of numerous great artists and intellectuals of the time, including Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and Leon Trotsky. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Bill English.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 111561
"What we've got here is failure to communicate": First Edition of Donn Pearce's Cool Hand Luke; Signed by Him in the Month of Publication
New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1965.
First edition of this classic work, basis for the 1967 film starring Paul Newman. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “Donn Pearce Breadloaf, Vermont August 30, 1965.” Near fine in near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Ivy Riekstins. Uncommon signed.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 112531
“The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us": Jurassic Park; Signed by BY MICHAEL CRICHTON AND an original illustration by CHIP KIDD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
Gift edition of Crichton’s gripping, bestselling scientific thriller. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Crichton and signed three times by the illustrator Chip Kidd with an original drawing of the iconic dinosaur, below Crichton’s signature. Signed by the illustrator on the front panel, on the half-title page and again on the rear flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. A unique example.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 121354