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"It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive": Signed by Justices John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewert, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall
Earl Warren, John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewert, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall.
Black and white photograph from the late 1960’s of the Warren Court mounted to board, signed by each member. The justices are John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewert, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall. Light wear and crease to the bottom left corner. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
Autographed signed letter from Chief Justice Warren Burger to the Chief Judge of the Second Court of Appeals Irving Kaufman on The Supreme Court letterhead. The letter reads, “Dear Irving, Today is a significant milestone in your fine judicial career and an important one in the Judiciary because of that fact. Few judges brought to their work the rich background of scholarship and broad experience in practice and the trial bench as you did. I wish for you- and for all of us- that you will have good health and many more years of service in the courts. Cordially Warren E. Burger Nov. 1, 1969.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches.
First Edition of Warren Buffett: The Good Guy of Wall Street; Signed by Warren Buffett and Andrew Fitzpatrick
New York: Donald I. Fine , 1992.
First edition of this early biography on investing legend Warren Buffett. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with a full page inscription, “Mr. Woods, I’d like to give you my newly released book about Warren Buffett- in admiration and in appreciation for your many courtesies toward me over the years. I’d be very flattered if you could come by a booksigning at Smith and Hardwick, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. Very best Andy Kilpatrick Sept. 19, 1992.” Additionally signed by Warren Buffett on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mike Stromberg. Author photograph by E. Kent Oztekin.
Robert P. Miles' Warren Buffett Wealth: Principles and Methods Used by the World's Greatest Investor; inscribed by him
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2004.
Early printing of Warren Buffett expert Robert P. Miles’ work outlining the legendary investor’s principles and practical methods. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Dave, Thanks for taking the time to make me a better presenter and communicator. Hope you enjoy my latest work. Robert P. Miles.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael J. Freeland. Jacket photograph by Mark Peterson.
First Edition of Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor; Inscribed by Both Buffett and Janet Lowe
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
First edition of “this must-read book” (Steve Halpern). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by both Warren Buffett and Janet Lowe on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Howard Grossman. Illustration by Ralph Butler.
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing": Original check signed by the "Oracle of Omaha" Warren E. Buffett
Original check signed by legendary investor Warren E. Buffett. Dated July 15, 1997 the check is paid to the order of Synergy Communications and signed by Buffett. Double matted and framed with a photograph of him. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 14.25 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Buffett.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by both Bernard M. Baruch and John M. Hancock. In very good condition.
"Among the most important novels in world literature": First Edition In English Of Leo Tolstoys Masterpiece War and Peace
New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886.
First editions in English of Tolstoy’s masterpiece; one of the most important novels in world literature and widely considered the greatest novel ever written. Small octavo, six volumes, bound in contemporary three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine. Translated into French by ‘A Russian lady’ and from the French by Clara Bell. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. An excellent set of Tolstoy’s masterpiece.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932.
First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Booth Tarkington, inscribed for Mr. Jerome Peltier, 1939.” Drawings by Joseph Simont. Fine in a near fine later dust jacket.
Original pen and ink and Wash Drawings by Walt Kelly. Four panel Pogo Strips from 1956. Each approximately 16.5 inches by 5 inches. Slightly toned, together in one matte. Each is signed on the image, each also inscribed below the image at right and one of these also signed by Walt Kelly. Matted and framed. The complete piece measures 19.5 inches by 24.5 inches.
"Star light, star bright - first star I've seen tonight. I wish I may - I wish I might - Have the wish I wish tonight!" First edition of Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio: Based on the Story by Collodi, with Illustrations from the Motion Picture
Walt Disney’s Version of Pinocchio: Based on the Story by Collodi, with Illustrations from the Motion Picture.
New York: Random House, 1939.
First edition of the book version of Walt Disney’s second feature-length animated motion picture. Quarto, original half cloth over illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very nice example.
"It all started with a mouse": Scarce first edition collection of Disney's Tiny Movie Stories; housed in the original pictorial tiny movie theater box
Walt Disney’s Tiny Movie Stories Including: Mickey’s New Car, Dopey And The Wicked Witch, Bambi Plays Follow The Leader, and Dumbo’s Magic Feather.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950.
Scarce first edition collection Disney’s Tiny Movie Stories. 12mo, 12 volumes, illustrated. Housed in the original publisher’s pictorial box designed as a tiny movie theater with the cellophane window present. Stand-up figure of Mickey mouse on the top of the box in its original un-punched state. In near fine condition. Designed and produced by The Sandpiper Press and Artists and Writers Guild, Inc. Scarce and desirable, especially in this condition.
Rare First Edition Little Golden Book of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
Rare first edition Little Golden Book of this Disney tale of a fishing trip with Mickey Mouse and his loyal pup Pluto. Octavo, original illustrated boards with gilt spine label and elaborate full-color illustrations throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Frank Hart – Best Wishes – Walt Disney.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.
First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 16 mounted color plates. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by thirteen people (including Walt Disney); all who worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940s. All of the inscriptions are to Jodie Ferguson Brudge, who was a secretary at Disney Studios, and upon her leaving to get married, raise family, she asked those that she worked with to inscribe her copy of Fantasia. This work contains the following inscriptions and illustrations, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Jodie Best Wishes Walt Disney.” Page 10 has an original full-color illustration by Milt Banta of a card game between Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Milt Banta, with the inscription “Best Wishes Always Milt Banta.” Page 14 has a full page original illustration by Russ Dyson of a “ye olde family tree” for the Ferguson [Jodie] and Dyson branches. On the Dyson branch is a self-portrait of Dyson as a bird, with the inscription, “I Hope the Ferguson Branch Doesn’t grow any Larger! Good Luck – Russ Dyson 1/18/46.” Page 57 has an original watercolor of a tree branch and paint container, and the inscription: “Jodie – If you ever run across any automatic paint brushes like these – let me know. – Claude Coats.” Page 82 has a twenty-six line inscription that is warm and thoughtful from Ben [Sharpsteen]. Page 95 has an original color illustration of a frog fishing and the inscription, “An ‘Good Fishin’ to you all the time – Jodie. Hugh Hennesy” Page 102 has an original color illustration of a self-portrait of Bill Berg, with the inscription “Good Bye Jodie – We’ll Miss You!!! Bill Berg.” Page 118 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Jerry Hathcock waking from a nightmare, with the inscription, “Gad!! What a Nightmare! Maybe Jodie is smart to leave. Good Bye + Good Luck, Jerry Hathcock.” Page 119 has an original illustration of a bouquet of flowers, that has been drawn into the hand/wing of the printed ostrich, with the inscription: “Best Luck and Good Wishes Jodie. Phil Barber.” Page 121 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of J. Eric Gurney who is holding a banner that reads, “Best Wishes to Jodie.” The opposite end of the banner is being held by the printed hippopotamus. Page 126 has an original illustration of a self-portrait of Nick Nichols (being held aloft by the printed elephant), with the inscription: “Bye Bye Jodie Come Back And Work For Me Again. Best Nick Nichols.” Page 159 has an original full-page illustration of Jodie as a centaurette, with the inscription, “G’bye Now. Lots of Luck an’ Stuff to Jodie. George Rowley.” The verso of the rear free endsheet contains an original illustration of a guitar player in a pancho and sombrero with the inscription, ” Good Luck Jodie. William de la Torre.” An excellent example in a very good dust jacket. A unique piece of Disney history.
"In no time at all she was princess of the land. And she and her husband, the charming Prince, rode to their palace in a golden coach to live happily ever after!": First Edition of Walt Disney's Big Golden Book Cinderella
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950.
First edition of The Big Golden Book retelling of one of the most celebrated Disney films. Folio, original illustrated boards with gilt detailing, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with full page color illustrations throughout. Illustrations by the Walt Disney Studio adapted by Retta Scott Worcester. Story adapted by Jane Werner from the Walt Disney motion picture Cinderella. Designed and produced by The Sandpiper Press and Artists and Writers Guild, Inc. In very good condition. A very nice example.
"In no time at all she was princess of the land. And she and her husband, the charming Prince, rode to their palace in a golden coach to live happily ever after!": First Edition of Walt Disney's Cinderella; Signed by Him
Stuttgart: Bluchert-Verlag, 1951.
First German edition of the classic retelling of one of the most celebrated Disney films. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Laid in is a business card of the publisher with a note referencing this was signed in 1953. Rare and desirable signed by Walt Disney.
New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc, 1939.
First edition of Pecora’s account of his role as chief counsel in the dramatic 1930s Senate hearings on Wall Street’s role in the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition. A very sharp example.
New York: Outing Company, 1915.
First edition of Dimock’s autobiography, including his great success in cornering the gold market, also hunting grizzly bear, buffalo, deer, waterfowl, early wildlife photography, and some mention of fishing for tarpon, trout and salmon. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a family member, “To Susan Whitney Dimock Dear Mrs. Dimock As the shadows lengthen the thoughts turn often to the friends of long ago, and my memory vibrates to the mention of the name of Henry Dimock Most sincerely yours Anthony W. Dimock The Happy Valley Peekamoose, N.Y. March 17, 1918.” In near fine condition.