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“this is the story of a great inventor, the most conspicuous figure of the age of electricity”: the Boy's Life of Edison; Signed by Thomas A. Edison
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1921.
Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. With autobiographical notes by Thomas Edison. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper, “Thomas A. Edison.” Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To S.D. Green, With all good wishes. Wm H. Meadowcroft April 30, 1924.” In near fine condition. Second edition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 81203
"from their well-dressed friend who in Italian silk, couldn't look less like a writer": First Edition of Bellow's Seize the Day; Inscribed by Him with a full page inscription
New York: The Viking Press, 1956.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For the Gabels from their well-dressed friend (who in Italian silk, couldn’t look less like a writer) with best wishes Saul Bellow.” The recipients were close friends of Bellow’s while he was a student at Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors and earned bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and sociology. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some wear and tear. Jacket design by Bill English. Association copies of Seize the Day are uncommon.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 114568
“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free”: Photograph of Clarence Darrow; Inscribed by Him
Original photograph of prominent American attorney and civil libertarian Clarence Darrow. Signed by Darrow on the lower right-hand corner of the photograph four years after the historic Scopes Monkey Trial, “Clarence Darrow with best wishes to his friend Donald Gallagher Chicago March 14th 1929.” Matted and framed the entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 84255
"We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort": Large black and white photograph of four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens; Boldly signed by him
Large black and white photograph of four-time Olympic gold medalist James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens in mid-sprint. Inscribed by Owens in the lower left corner of the photograph, “To James, My Best Always, Jesse Owens ’36 Olympics.” Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches. The entire piece measures 16.5 by 21 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 95209
First edition program from the November 1974 Palm Coast Symposium signed by Saul Bellow, Gunnar Myrdal, James D. Watson, Sidney Hook, Vernon E. Jordan, Kate Millett, William F. Buckley, Jr., Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., E. T. York, Truman Capote, Leslie Fiedler, Harold Rosenberg, Lionel Trilling, Norman Young, and Melvin M. Tumin
Palm Coast, Florida: The Palm Coast Symposium, 1974.
First edition program from the November 1974 Palm Coast Symposium signed by Saul Bellow, Gunnar Myrdal, James D. Watson, Sidney Hook, Vernon E. Jordan, Kate Millett, William F. Buckley, Jr., Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., E. T. York, Truman Capote, Leslie Fiedler, Harold Rosenberg, Lionel Trilling, Norman Young, and Melvin M. Tumin throughout. Octavo, original wrappers. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection of signatures.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 96039
“All men, however highly educated, retain some superstitious inklings": First Edition of H.G. Wells The Invisible Man
London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897.
First edition, first issue, with the title page printed in orange and black and pages 247 and 248 being publisher’s ads. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition with some toning to the spine and wear to the extremities.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 32039
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge": First Editions of Each Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Series; The Leather-Cloth Boxed Set; Each volume Signed by George R.R. Martin
The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Saga:] A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons: Leather-Cloth Boxed Set
New York: Bantam Books, 2015.
First editions of the leather boxed edition set of each of the five volumes in the author’s Game of Thrones series. Octavo, five volumes, original leather. Each volume is signed by George R.R. Martin on the title page. Each volume is in fine condition. The box is in fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 59049
“I BELIEVE THAT ART HAS A KIND OF RIGHTNESS, AS IN MUSIC, WHEN WE HEAR WHETHER OR NOT A NOTE IS FALSE”: FIRST EDITION OF GERHARD RICHTER'S ATLAS; SIGNED BY HIM
Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1989.
Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1989. First edition of one of the most revealing collections of the photographic work of Gerhard Richter. Folio, original cloth. Signed and dated in the year of publication on the half-title page, “Gerhard Richter 14.10.89.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 1000
"Art is language of the entire human personality": First Editions of Each Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Cairo Trilogy; Each Volume Signed by Naguib Mahfouz
New York: Doubleday, 1990-1992.
First American editions of author’s most well known work; a trilogy originally published in Egypt in the 1950’s and which garnered him the Nobel Prize in literature decades later in 1988. Octavo, 3 volumes, original half cloth. Each volume was signed by Naguib Mahfouz at the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo. All three are fine in fine dust jackets. Translated by William M. Hutchins and Olive E. Kenny. Books signed by Mahfouz are rare as he left Egypt only twice during his life, each time only but for a short time.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 274
"In Wall Street as anywhere else, the chief essential is common sense, coupled with study and practical experience": First Edition of Richard Wyckoff's Classic Work How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
New York: Magazine of Wall Street, 1922.
First edition of this classic work on investing. Octavo, original boards. In near fine condition with some rubbing and toning to the spine.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 7385
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.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 39011
New York: Tams-Witmark Music Library, .
Rare original Silk Stockings shooting script with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Quarto, original black Hart Stenographic Bureau leatherette wrappers bound and bradded. In near fine condition. Annotations throughout. Accompanied by the vocal part of Ninotchka which is in fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 110658
First edition of Pershing's work on the different states of the first edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost; finely bound
London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1941.
First appearance of Pershing’s work on the different states of the first edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost which appeared in Vol. XXII, No. I. June 1941 issue of Transactions of the Bibliographical Society New Series. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, marbled endpapers, with the original wrappers bound in, illustrated. In fine condition. Rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 95340
"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": First Edition of Grants Memoirs IN DELUXE PUBLISHER'S SHEEP
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86.
First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with portrait frontispieces, numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in deluxe publisher’s full sheep. Octavo, 2 volumes, publisher’s full tan sheep, raised bands, red and navy morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. In very good condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 119281
Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1968.
First edition of Cruz’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Nicky Cruz on the front free endpaper. Additionally signed by David Wilkerson, who as the evangelist who led him to his conversion. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Written with Jamie Buckingham. Introduction by Billy Graham. Rare and desirable signed by Cruz and Wilkerson.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 44011
Original First edition Exhibition Flyer from the 1959 Hartigan and Rivers With O'Hara Show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery; inscribed by Rivers to fellow New York School member Willem de Kooning
New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1959.
First edition of this exhibition flyer for the 1959 Tibor de Nagy exhibition of works by Larry Rivers and Grace Hartigan inspired by O’Hara’s poetry. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with twelve black and white lithographs. Association copy, inscribed by Larry Rivers on the verso of the front cover to fellow member of the informal New York School of artists Willem de Kooning, “For Bill de Kooning much admiration Larry Rivers.” Musician, artist and filmmaker Larry Rivers took up painting in 1945 and lived in the the Hotel Chelsea, notable for its artistic residents such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas, Sid Vicious and multiple people associated with Andy Warhol’s Factory. A part of the New York School of the 1950s (of which Frank O’Harra was the crux due to his position at the MOMA), Rivers’ paintings drew inspiration from the contemporary avant-garde movement, in particular abstract expressionism. De Kooning too was a part of the New York School, his well-known The Woman Series notable for its powerful expression of the frustrations and desires of the post-World War II era. In near fine condition. An intimate association copy, linking these great artists of the 20th century.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 90478