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New York: Random House, 1984.
First edition of Mailer’s classic murder mystery. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Winne Apt from Norman Mailer.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robery Aulicino. Jacket photograph by Joel Meyerowitz. With an autograph note by Carl Lennertz of Random House laid in.
London: Penguin 007, 2008.
First edition of this James Bond continuation novel. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
First Edition of Herberich's Masters of the Field: The Fourth United States Cavalry in the Civil War; Signed by Him
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 2015.
First edition of this work on the American Civil War. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Signed by the author, “Enjoy your ride with my great-grandfather’s calvary regiment John L. Herberich.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Only a short time ago it might have been supposed that the English novel was not what the french call discutable": First Edition of Henry James' Partial Portraits
London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1888.
First edition of James’ book of collected essays of literary criticism. Octavo, original cloth, gilt title to the spine. In good condition.
"It is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in": Original Life Magazine of Winston Churchills Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
New York: Life Magazine, 1956.
Original Life Magazine of Churchill’s classic history. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. In near fine condition.
First Edition of Songs and Ballads of Robert Burns; with 10 color tipped-in illustrations by Monro S. Orr
London & Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis Limited, c. 1910.
First edition of this illustrated collection of the songs and ballads of Robert Burns. Large octavo, original half cloth with gilt titles to the spine, with 10 color tipped-in illustrations by Monro S. Orr including frontispiece. In very good condition.
London: Scholastic Ltd, 1999.
Later printing of Philip Pullman’s second book in his Sally Lockhart Quartet. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Good luck to Eileen, Philip Pullman.” In near fine condition.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
First edition of this novel by the author of The Corrections. Octavo, boards. Signed by Jonathan Franzen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: The Delacorte Press, .
Signed limited edition of this masterful novel. Octavo, original leather, original slipcase. One of 500 numbered copies, this is number 190. In fine condition, in the original shrinkwrap.
New York: The Viking Press, 1005.
First edition of the author’s second novel, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Geraldine Brooks. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Helen Yentus.
First edition of Helen G. Bell's Winning the King's Cup; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.
First edition of Helen Bell’s account of the 1928 Ocean Race to Spain. Quarto, original cloth, tissue-guarded frontispiece of King Alfonso XIII, illustrated, ten folding charts and plans. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
"As I wandered about that lovely place, I passed by an unknown little lady sitting and reading in a shady corner": First Edition of H.G. Wells' Meanwhile (The Picture of a Lady); in the rare original dust jacket
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.
First American edition of Wells’ 1927 novel detailing a house-party Casa Terragena, an Italian villa with a famous garden on the Italian Riviera. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in the original dust jacket which is in good condition with some wear to the extremities.
First edition of James Joyce's Giacomo Joyce; with an introduction and notes by his biographer Richard Ellmann
London: Faber and Faber, 1968.
First edition of Joyce’s short story, rumored to have existed for decades and only released for publication in 1968. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel.