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Oxford: Clarendon Press/ Oxford University Press 1970.
First edition of Solow’s groundbreaking work on growth theory. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Robert M. Solow on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Appleton and Company 1881.
Salesman’s dummy of Jefferson Davis’ memoirs. Octavo, original cloth. Includes an example of the both examples of which were used in the sale of this volume. The cloth spine is affixed to the front pastedown and the leather on the rear pastedown. Contents include publisher’s prospectus, 16 tissue-covered steel engraved plates; 32 pages from the text, and many pages at the end for the salesman to record his sales. In near fine condition.
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write": Saul Bellow's retained copies of the original contracts with Viking Press for his novels Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, and Mosby's Memoirs
New York: Viking Press 1956-1968.
Saul Bellow’s retained copies of the original contracts with Viking Press for his novels Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, and short story collection Mosby’s Memoirs. Each contract is four pages, signed at the conclusion by Bellow. The first contract dated April 4, 1956 obligates Bellow to “three untitled novels in 1956, 1957, and 1958” to which Bellow has added a note indicating that one of these will be Henderson the Rain King. The second, dated August 27, 1964 confirms Bellow’s delivery of the finished work Herzog. The third, dated January 22, 1968 confirms Bellow’s delivery of “a volume of short stories entitled Stories consisting of approximately 60,000 words” to which bellow has added “Mosby’s Memoirs” in his hand. In fine condition. Rare and desirable.
New York : Random House 1978.
First edition of this fascinating story which covers the story of the interstellar record. Quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by Carl Sagan on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino.
"The size of an investor's brain is less important than his ability to detach the brain from the emotions": First edition of The Warren Buffett Way; signed by both Warren Buffett and Robert Hagstrom
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc 1994.
First edition on Robert Hagstrom’s work on the business and investment practices of Warren Buffett. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Warren Buffett on the title page and inscribed by Hagstrom opposite the title page, “For John, The size of an investor’s brain is less important than his ability to detach the brain from the emotions. Best Regards, Robert Hagstrom.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by Peter Lynch. A unique example.
"Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed”: First Edition of One Up On Wall Street; Signed by Peter Lynch
New York: Simon & Schuster 1989.
First edition of this classic volume on investing; one of the all-time best-selling books in the field. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Peter Lynch on the title page. Page edges lightly tanned, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with John Rothchild. Jacket design by Barry Littman. Jacket photograph by Larry Maglott.
Hartford: Worthington, Dust & Co 1870.
Rare first edition of this classic work on Wall Street and the personalities involved in that history. Octavo, bound in buckram, gilt titles to the spine, frontispiece, illustrated by Arthur Lumley. In very good condition. Scarce, with only two examples appearing at auction in the last eighty years.
First Edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers 1968.
Early printing of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Rear panel photograph by Jerry Bauer. Translated from the Spanish by J.S. Bernstein. A superior example, uncommon signed.
Rare 18th Century Heart-Shaped Christian Broadside; containing liturgical prayers, hymns, and creeds in latin
Germany: c. 1780.
Rare late 18th century liturgical broadside. Printed broadside mounted on a decorated heart-shaped hardwood frame with a hand-painted botanical border containing Protestant liturgical chants, daily prayers, and hymns. Text in Latin. In very good condition. Scarce and desirable.
A Short History of St Bartholomew's Hospital, Specially Bound on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of Its Foundation; From the Library of Edward, The Duke of Windsor
A Short History of St Bartholomew’s Hospital 1123-1923, Specially Bound on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of Its Foundation.
London: Charles Whittingham and Griggs, Ltd 1923.
Elaborately bound presentation copy. Octavo, full tan morocco, elaborately gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels with black morocco inlays, cornerpieces of thistles and flowers, front panel with central crown and gilt medallion portraits of Rahere and Harvey, silk endpapers. Full-color frontispiece illustration of The Tomb of Rahere in the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, thirty-four black and white plates with tissue guards. Presentation plate to rear free endpaper, “Presented on the Occasion of the Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Stanmore, Treasurer. On Behalf of the Governor’s of the Hospital. June 1923.” From the Library of the Edward, The Duke of Windsor. Rare and desirable.
London: Andre Deutsch 1959.
First edition of Naipaul’s third novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown. Jacket design by Stephen Russ.
“One of the very best novels of the decade and the very best novel ever about the American West": First Edition of Thomas Berger's Little Big Man; Inscribed by Him to Publisher and Friend Seymour Lawrence
New York: The Dial Press 1964.
First edition of Berger’s acclaimed award-winning novel that was adapted to the screen in the 1970 film starring Dustin Hoffman. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to his publisher, “To Seymour Lawrence, republisher of this novel and great friend to the career of Thomas Berger.” The recipient was famed publisher Seymour Lawrence who published Berger, Kurt Vonnegut, J.P. Donleavy, Richard Brautigan, Tim O’Brien, Aidan Higgins, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Angel Asturias, George Seferis, William Saroyan and Richard Bausch. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional association.
Rare Complete Set of the Ibarra Edition of Verdadero método de estudiar, para ser util a la Republica y la Iglesia
Verdadero método de estudiar, para ser util a la Republica y la Iglesia, proporcionado al estilo, y necessidad de Portugal, expuesto en varias cartas, escrito en idioma Portugués.
Madrid: Joachin Ibarra 1760.
Rare complete edition in Spanish published by the great Ibarra in Madrid. Octavo, original vellum, 4 volumes. Many of the OCLC citations are for single volumes. This set, the author’s most famous work, was first published in Valenca in 1746. Verney’s royalist orientation is seen even in the title, where behavior and study are to be practiced for the good of the republic.
"the brave adventurer, the good companion, my love": First Edition of Nothing More To Declare; Inscribed by John Clellon Holmes to His Wife
New York: E.P. Dutton 1967.
First edition of this notable assessment of the literature of the Beats and their contemporaries, with essays on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, “For Shirley- the brave adventurer, the good companion, my love- John Feb. 3, 1967.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Omin. An exceptional association copy.
"the most stunning piece of automotive engineering ever created": Rare collection of original Bugatti Advertisements and Brochures
Rare collection of early 20th century Bugatti brochures and advertisements. Materials include an original sales brochure for the Bugatti Type 57 8 cylinder 3.3 litre 4 seater Saloon model (1935); 3 original sales brochures for the Bugatti Type 55 2.3 litre Supercharged Roadster and the Bugatti Type 57 3.3. Litre 4 Passenger Coupe (c. 1935); a single sheet announcement for the issue of the Bugatti 400 CV (1935); and an original sales brochure for the Bugatti Type 101 Berline and Coach models (c. 1951). All materials enclosed in an original Bugatti portfolio with gilt title and tooling to the front panel. Text in both English and French. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection.