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"Poetry gives off smoke but it doesn't die out. It acts kind of crazy, flutteringly, when it chooses us": Signed limited edition of Yevgeny Yevtushenko's Stolen Apples
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc, 1971.
Signed limited edition of this anthology of the Russian poet’s essays, with English adaptations by James Dickey, Geoffrey Dutton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anthony Kahn, and John Updike among others. Octavo, original cloth. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Yevtushenko, this is number 113. Near fine in the original slip case.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 115039
"Once a plum a time, in the middle of a forest, there lived a poor woodnutter and his woof" Later printing of Michael Rosen's Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes; Inscribed by Him
London: Collins, 1995.
First edition of Michael Rosen’s collection of comical spins on classic tales. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the half title page, “Michael Rosen, August 15, 2004.” In near fine condition.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 88121
"I am disabled by a boyish hero-worship which I conceived very long ago for Theodore Roosevelt": First edition of Lord Charnwood's Biography of Theodore Roosevelt
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1923.
First edition of Lord Charnwood’s authoritative biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt with tissue guard present. Review slip laid in signed by the publisher. In very good condition.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 88152
London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1927.
First edition of Sir Francis Younghusband’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with maps. In near fine condition. A sharp example.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 92539
London: Routledge Y Kegan Paul, 1978.
First British edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 61014
London: Chatto & Windus, 1918.
First edition of this work by Wells. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 110373
First edition of this historic French literary magazine. Octavo, original wrappers. This volume includes essays and poems by Humbert Wolfe, Stefan George, Johann Wolgang von Goethe, and J.M. Reeves. In near fine condition. A nice example.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 89114
Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes Ishmael Reed April 25, 1974.” In near fine condition.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 57036
"As one drags along through this inexplicable existence one realizes how such qualities stand out": First edition of Theodore Dreiser's Twelve Men
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919.
First edition of Dreiser’s early work of nonfiction. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 95807
Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2014.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gregory Maguire on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 4522
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.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 1551
"it was shortly after entering the bar of the Nelson Arms on a Saturday in August, 1955, that Charles Hammer first perceived how he might commit the perfect murder": First Edition of Nicholas Blake's A Penknife in my Heart
London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1958.
First edition of Cecil Day-Lewis’ classic mystery story, written under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 109367
First edition of Chay Blyth's The Impossible Voyage; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1971.
First edition of Blyth’s account of his single-handed round the world voyage, the longest windward sail in history. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. 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. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom Wardill from a photograph taken by the author.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 112804
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
First edition of this “luminous narrative that rivals the most remarkable stories of man’s struggles against the sea”(Philadelphia Inquirer). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman. Jacket illustration by Douglas Fraser. Translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 116399
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.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 104117
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.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 43644