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“THE DAY OF THE JACKAL WAS OVER”: FIRST EDITION OF THE DAY OF THE JACKAL; INSCRIBED BY FREDERICK FORSYTH
London: Hutchinson, 1971.
First British edition of the author’s first novel. Octavo, original red cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For John, The Day of the Jackal was over! Best wishes Frederick Forsyth 2016.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom Simmonds and Trevor Vertigan.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 100326
“a portrait of the Kennedy family as it looked then” : First Edition of Jim Bishop's A Day in the Life of President Kennedy; Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy
New York: Random House, 1964.
First edition of this Bishop’s account of a day in the life of President Kennedy. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Jacqueline Kennedy.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 53032
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944.
First American edition of Mann’s final work in his acclaimed four-part novel and is widely regarded as one of the greatest creative works of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Charles Jackson grateful for his visit and for the fine gift of his book. Pac. Palisades I.VII 44 Thomas Mann.” Mann moved to Pacific Palisades, California, with his family in 1940 and became friends with the recipient Charles Jackson. The book referenced in this inscription is Jackson’s novel, The Lost Weekend, published in 1944 and describing five days in the life of an alcoholic, thought to be autobiographical. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter. A nice association.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 83459
Rare First Edition of British Sports and Sportsmen: Yachting and Rowing; From the Library of Steve Fossett
London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1916.
First edition, limited to 1,000 examples. Folio, bound in original full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands, numerous photogravure portraits. This lavishly-produced survey of large and small boat racing, cruising, and rowing, includes biographies of prominent yachtsmen, and includes descriptions of the America’s Cup and single-handed cruising. From the library 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. In near fine condition. A nice example with noted provenance.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 111672
Rare 19th century naval appointment signed by Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Dated February 6, 1889, the document appoints a Quartermaster to the Royal Navy. Signed in the upper left corner by Queen Victoria in the 52nd year of her reign. Retaining the orange revenue stamp and royal blue paper seal. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Queen Victoria, the document measures 11.5 inches by 15.5 inches. The entire piece measures 18.5 inches by 27.5 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 115549
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975.
First edition of one of McMurtry’s best and most popular novels. Octavo, original half cloth Signed by Larry McMurtry and Academy Award-winning actor Jack Nicholson on the front free endpaper. Nicholson won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 100732
"We will have to want peace, want it enough to pay for it, before it becomes an accepted rule": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's This Troubled World; Signed by Her on a Laid in White House Card
New York: H.C. Kinsey & Company, 1938.
First edition of this work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. With a letter on White House stationary from 1941, stating, “Mrs. Roosevelt was glad to sign the copy of her book for you and it is returned to you under separate cover.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with toning to the spine. A nice signed example with desirable provenance.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 35098
Edinburgh: J. & J. Gray & Company, 1920.
First edition of the author’s rare book on putting. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with plates from photographs. In near fine condition with light rubbing. First editions are rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 46056
Early black and white photograph of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra. Warmly inscribed by him, “Best wishes to Ace – Love and Kisses Frankie.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Sinatra.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 73011
Scarce first printing of the Law of March 12, 1828; Issued by the Mexican Department of the Interior to restrict the immigration of U.S. citizens to Mexican Texas
Mexico: Departamento del exterior, 1828.
Scarce first printing of this law decree issued on March 12, 1828 by the Mexican Department of the Interior ordering the deportation of foreign citizens without passports and imposing restrictions on foreign colonization and land sales to non-naturalized citizens. Quarto, three pages, with some underlining to the text. This decree precedes the better known Law of April 6, 1830 which prohibited immigration by U.S. Citizens to Mexican Texas in an effort to prevent the border state from being annexed by the United States. In near fine condition. There are no copies of this edition recorded in OCLC. A scarce and desirable piece of both Mexican and American History.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 92482
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1944.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original beige cloth. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 81980
Photograph of David Ben-Gurion signed and dated in 1959 by him in Hebrew, presented to Max Goldweber in appreciation from The United Jewish Appeal. The UJA-Federation, as it is known today, was created from the 1986 merger of the United Jewish Appeal, established in 1939, and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, a predecessor organization established in 1917. It is the largest local philanthropy in the world. Headquartered in New York City, the organization raises and allocates funds annually to fulfill a mission to “care for people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities in New York, in Israel, and around the world.” Framed, the entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 41088
"A Good public Servant Becomes so at a high cost of personal sacrifice": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Classic Work You Learn By Living; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s classic work on how to discover life’s lessons. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Name on the half-title page, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Dr. David Gurewitsch. Rare signed, as Roosevelt passed away in 1962.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 52032
"I don't need to buy that, I confiscate it": First Edition of Charles Portis' True Grit; Signed by Him
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968.
First edition of Portis’ classic work, basis for the 1969 John Wayne film and the 2010 Coen Brothers film starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Charles Portis on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Davis.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 110269