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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902.
First edition of the first novel in the author’s California series. Octavo, original cloth elaborated stamped in gilt, illustrated by Harrison Fisher. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 116833
First Edition of Philip Atkinson's Elements of Electric Lighting; From the Library of Thomas Edison with his ownership signature
The Elements of Electric Lighting, Including Electric Generation, Measurement, Storage, and Distribution.
New York: C. Van Nostrand, 1888.
First edition of Atkinson’s fundamental work on the elements of electric lighting. From the library of Thomas Edison with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, “Thos A Edison” and his library stamps to the front free endpaper and title page. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. With a typed letter of provenance on Edison Laboratory letterhead tipped in and affixed to the rear endpaper indicating that the book was signed by Edison at the request of one Miss Jewel D. Perret who was building a small museum in her home and reads in part, “[Mr. Edison] was interested in reading of your plans to make a little museum in your home, and in accordance with your request he has autographed one of his old electrical books and has requested us to send it to you with his compliments.” With an original photograph postcard of American botanist Luther Burbank taped to the verso of the front panel. In very good condition. Rare and with noted provenance.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 105062
“No one will protect what they don't care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced": Full color photograph signed by English naturalist David Attenborough
Full color glossy photograph of naturalist David Attenborough with an an otter. Signed by David Attenborough in the lower left corner. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 73654
Color photograph of British naturalists David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, boldly signed by them. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. Then entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 68532
“When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out": First Edition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale; Inscribed by Her
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985.
First Canadian edition and true first of Atwood’s finest novel, “a fluid nightmare requiem” (Clute & Nicholls, 69). Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Louise with best wishes- Margaret Atwood.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 111767
“When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out": First Edition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale; Signed by Her
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985.
First Canadian edition and true first of Atwood’s finest novel, “a fluid nightmare requiem” (Clute & Nicholls, 69). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Margaret Atwood on the title page. Jacket design by Tad Aronowicz. Illustration by Gail Geltner. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, owner name.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 110959
First Octavo Edition of the The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories; In the Rare Original Publisher's Morocco
New York: Published by J.J. Audubon, 1840.
First octavo edition of this landmark work. Octavo, bound in original publisher’s morocco, 7 volumes, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, marbled endpapers, complete with 500 hand-colored lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen after J.J. Audubon; woodcuts in the text. From the library of Boston businessman and Ambassador T. Jefferson Coolidge, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Coolidge was born to a prominent Boston Brahmin family and was a great-grandson of the 3rd United States President Thomas Jefferson, through his maternal grandparents, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson Randolph. His uncles were Thomas Jefferson Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Andrew Jackson Donelson, and a relative of Calvin Coolidge. He was an uncle to Archibald Cary Coolidge through his older brother, Joseph Randolph Coolidge. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison as United States Ambassador to France on May 12, 1892, a role his great-grandfather had held from May 1785 to September 1789. Coolidge presented his credentials on June 10, 1892 and he presented his recall on May 4, 1893, terminating his mission. In 1898 and 1899, he was a member of the American delegation to the commission to resolve the Alaska boundary dispute. Historian Ernest May says Coolidge was, “a prototype member of what today we call the foreign policy establishment.” In 1898, Coolidge donated a collection of Thomas Jefferson’s personal papers to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. The collection contained more than 8,000 items: Correspondence, including 3,280 letters that Jefferson had written and 4,630 letters that he had received; Jefferson’s garden book (1766-1824) and farm book (1774-1824); annotated almanacs from 1771-1776; account books for 1783-1790; manuscript expense accounts from 1804-1825; notes on the weather spanning the years 1782-1826; plans of American forts in 1765; law treatises, 1778-1788; legal papers, 1770-1772; and Jefferson’s 1783 catalog of his personal library. In near fine condition. An exceptional set with noted provenance, rare in the original publisher’s morocco.
Price: $75,000.00 Item Number: 111832
First Edition of Values of Non-Atomic Games; Inscribed by Nobel Prize winning-economist Robert Aumann
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.
First edition of this “first class contribution to the field of game theory” (Oskar Morgenstern). Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Robert Aumann on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 45076
First Edition of Values of Non-Atomic Games; Inscribed by Bob Aumann to Fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.
First edition of this “first class contribution to the field of game theory” (Oskar Morgenstern). Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by Aumann on the title page to fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow, “For Ken Bob Aumann.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. From the library of Kenneth Arrow.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 105744
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature": Rare First Edition of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
London: John Murray, 1818.
First edition of Austen’s classic work. Octavo, four volumes, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 111938
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more": Limited large paper edition of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN; Finely Bound by Asprey
The Works of Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma).
London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1892.
Limited large paper edition, one 100 examples for England (of 150 total). Octavo, 10 volumes. Bound in half calf and marbled boards by Asprey, spines with 5 raised bands, ruled and titled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Although a luxury edition, the 1892 Dent edition was the first to contain any critical commentary, giving Austen’s texts serious consideration. Gilson E75. Octavo, 10 volumes. Bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt topstain, frontispiece of Austen to volume one. Contains Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma. In near fine condition. A beautifully bound large paper set of Austen’s novels.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 100940
“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be": First illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
London: Richard Bentley, 1837.
First edition published as one volume and first illustrated edition of Austen’s third published novel. Small octavo, bound in three quarters period leather over marbled boards, engraved frontispiece and title vignette. In very good condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 95310
"It was a wrong number that started it": First edition of the Folio Society edition of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy; Signed by Him
London: The Folio Society, 2008.
First edition of the Folio Society edition of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Fine in a fine slipcase. Illustrated by Tom Burns.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 93433
Los Angeles: Sun and Moon, 1985-86.
First editions of Paul Auster’s detective novels, each signed by him on the title page. Octavo, original cloth. City of Glass in first-state dust jacket, with no publisher’s device at spine foot. Each are signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets. An exceptional set.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 93778
Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985.
Early printing of the first volume of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 98991
Los Angeles: Sun and Moon, 1986.
First edition of the second volume in Paul Auster’s detective novel trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 97861