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New York: Random House, 1973.
Early printing of the final volume in Boorstin’s The Americans series. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Jim Wooley – fellow Oklahoman and explorer of American history – with warm regards from Dan Boorstin July 30, 1973.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 36598
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.
First edition of this collection of poems. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robbin Schiff. Introduction by Tess Gallagher.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 36874
New York: The Viking Press, 1949.
Early printing of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Arthur Miller on the title page. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch.
Price: $800.00 Item Number: 47668
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Martin Whitman on the title page, “To John: Best Wishes Martin J. Whitman.” Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by The Artworks.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 99459
"I believe it was crossing the bridge that changed me finally": First Edition Of The Authors First Book Housekeeping; Signed By Marilynne Robinson
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981.
First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s memorable first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added a well-known line from this title, “I believe it was crossing the bridge that changed me finally- Marilynne Robinson.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Robert Sabin. Designed by Cynthia Krupat. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 98979
New York: G. P. Putnan's Sons, 1896.
First edition of Armstrong’s authoritative biography on Lorenzo de’ Medici. Octavo, original boards, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated. From the library of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with the adhesive residue retaining the silhouette of the Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate on the second free endpaper. In good condition with a large tape repair to the spine.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 90383
First Edition of Linear Programming and Economic Analysis; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc, 1958.
First edition of this classic text. Octavo, original gray cloth. Boldly signed, “Paul Samuelson MIT” on the title page. In fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 38744
"An idea that can play so large a part in life must necessarily have something of the complication and protean quality of life itself": First Edition of H.G. Wells' The Research Magnificent
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915.
First edition of Wells’ novel of an idea. Octavo, original cloth stamped in blind with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 109065
Queen Victoria: Leaves From a Journal. A Record of the Visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French to the Queen and of the Visit of the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince Consort to the Emperor of the French 1865.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1981.
First edition of this contemporary reprint of the journals of Queen Victoria with an introduction by Raymond Mortimer. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece in color, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed to Jacqueline Kennedy on the front free endpaper, “To Jackie, with admiration! & Love!! Molly.” Very good in a good dust jacket with chipping to the front and rear panel.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 90380
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1962.
First edition of Landau’s biography of Hassan II King of Morocco. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mrs. John F. Kennedy, with the author’s profound respect and great admiration, Rom Landau, February 1964.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 90379
Rare collection of Rough Riders Photographs and Documents; Twice signed and inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt
Rare collection of original signed documents and photographs taken during President Theodore Roosevelt’s days as Colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, or Rough Riders. The collection includes an original mounted photograph of Roosevelt in full uniform with his campaign hat; two cabinet card photographs of Albert S. Johnson, a member of the Cavalry; an endorsement dated September 7, 1998 which reads in part, “This officer did not serve in Cuba but remained in Florida with the squadron left behind” signed, “T. Roosevelt” which is affixed to the verso of of Albert S. Johnson’s 5 September 1898 application for 60-days leave; and a military record discharging Johnson from the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry with remarks from Captain R.H. Bruce and Theodore Roosevelt, “Did not serve under me personally; is reported to me as a good and loyal officer. T. Roosevelt col 1st U.S.V.” Johnson’s application for leave was ultimately denied as his regiment was about to be disbanded and taken out of service. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection. Documents from Roosevelt’s Rough Rider days are rare.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 95371
Rare original photograph of Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried. Boldly signed by him, Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Apollo A9-11B Suit.” The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 106020
"Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle": First Edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Forbidden City; Inscribed by him
Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, 1938.
First edition of the twentieth book in Burroughs’ epic Tarzan series. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles stamped in red, frontispiece in color, illustrated by the author’s son John Coleman Burroughs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To French C. Smith II Best Wishes Edgar Rice Burroughs.” Fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in fine condition. Jacket art by John Coleman Burroughs. In exceptional condition.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 90372
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
First edition of the renowned wine critic’s elaborately illustrated work showcasing 175 of the worlds most accomplished wine estates. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, elaborately illustrated with color photographs. Signed by Robert M. Parker on the second free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Beth Middleworth.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 78776
"Reader if thou wilt do the fame, thy profit will be as great as mine": Exceptionally rare printing of Benjamin Franklin's An Old Man's Experience, or Poor Richard's Maxims Improved
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Rare printing of Benjamin Franklin’s An Old Man’s Experience, or Poor Richard’s Maxims Improved, published under the pseudonym Richard Saunders in full, “An Old Man’s Experience, or, Poor Richard’s Maxims Improved. Reader, if you buy this Book, and seriously consider its contents, though it cost thee but a Trifle, it may save thee Many Pounds.” Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. No publisher or date listed. In very good condition with tape repair to the spine and rear panel. Exceptionally rare, no other copies matching this title and pagination have come to auction.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 96182
First edition of John Hope Franklin's Reconstruction After the Civil War; inscribed by him to publishing pioneer Charles F. Harris
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1961.
First edition of the historian’s study of the Reconstruction era. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Charlie Harris, with the sincerest best wishes of John Hope Franklin.” The recipient, Charles F. Harris, was a pioneering African American publishing executive who began his publishing career at Doubleday & Company in 1956 where he launched the Zenith Book Series which produced volumes on African American history for elementary and high school students. In addition to editing works by John Hope Franklin, Robert Weaver, Rayford Logan, and Jim Brown, Harris founded Amistad Press Inc. in 1986 which published critical studies of the works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the front panel.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 90369