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"The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day": CHUCK YEAGER BELL X-1 SPEED OF SOUND SIGNED AUTO ROCKET
Model of the Bell X-1, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 14 inches in length, 10 inches in height and 11 inches in width. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 100398
London: Methuen, 1964.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on Francis Bacon. Octavo, original boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed on the front free endpaper, “For George with all best wishes Francis Bacon.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph of Bacon on the front panel by Cecil Beaton.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 102743
"No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done": Chuck Yeager Signed Bell X-5 Experimental Research Plane
Display model of the Bell X-5 experimental research plane, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 8.5 inches in height, 13 inches in height and 8.5 inches in width. In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 103598
New York: Rizzoli, 1977.
First edition of Jencks’ classic work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Charles Jencks on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 108009
"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own": Chuck Yeager Signed Glamorous Glennis III F-15 Aircraft Model
Model of the Glamorous Glennis III F-15 speed of sound aircraft, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 16 inches in length, 10 inches in height and 12 inches in width. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 106598
First Edition of Tom Wolfe's From Bauhaus to Our House; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Writer Doug Blazek
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1981.
First edition of Wolfe’s narrative on modern architecture. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Douglas Tom Wolfe.” The recipient Douglas Blazek is a poet and editor who published the literary chapbook Ole and was proprietor of the Open Skull Press. He is one of the founders of the Mimeo Revolution, a literary movement that sprang up concurrently with The Beats. He was instrumental in bringing non-establishment poets and artists such as Charles Bukowski, Robert Crumb and D. A. Levy into the limelight by publishing their work. He published his first book of poetry under the pseudonym Peter Wellinher. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kiyoshi Kanai. Jacket photograph by Tom Victor.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 104878
New York: The Viking Press, 1950.
First edition of this work regarding the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Hallock. With the complete text of Sara Delano Roosevelt’s Household Book.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 103759