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“thinking is always thinking of a potential action": First Edition of Human Action: A Treatise On Economics; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: William Hodge and Company, 1949.
First British edition of the economist’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Review copy, with the slip laid in, very good in the rare original dust jacket with some wear to the spine.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 102010
First Edition of David Dreman's Psychology and the Stock Market: Investment Strategy Beyond Random Walk; Inscribed by Him to Close Friend Keniston P. Merrill
New York: AMACOM, 1977.
First edition of Dreman’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to close friend Keniston Merrill, “To Ken With all good wishes David.” The recipient Keniston P. Merrill worked as a financial analyst for TIAA-CREF in New York City from 1957-1964. In 1965, he joined The Five Arrow’s Fund as a financial analyst. Five Arrows later became New Court Securities and then Rothschild, Inc. where Ken rose to Managing Director. In 1982, Ken left Rothschild and joined National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier as Chief Investment Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of National Life Investment Management Company where he was responsible for managing the Sentinel family of mutual funds. With the recipient’s name to the front free endpaper and his notes, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 106537
New York: The Viking Press, 1982.
Uncorrected proofs of the first editions of each of the author’s first three novels in the acclaimed Albany Cycle. Octavo, original wrappers. 3 volumes. Each are signed by William Kennedy. Legs is in near fine condition. Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game is in near fine condition. Ironweed is in fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 695
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965.
First deluxe edition of Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel. Octavo, original half cloth over illustrated boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated by Ben Stahl. Signed by four actors from the acclaimed 1939 film adaptation on the front free endpaper including Ann Rutherford (Carreen O’Hara, Scarlett’s sister), Victor Jory (Jonas Wilkerson, the field overseer), Evelyn Keyes (Suellen O’Hara, another sister), Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Hamilton, a cousin) and Susan Myrick, the technical advisor on the set. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, contemporary name to the pastedown. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Jacket photograph of Mitchell by Leonid Sevirsky. Rare and desirable signed by several cast members from “one of the greatest films of all time.”
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 96156
“Some men seem to know exactly where their opportunities lie; they break prisons and cross whole Siberias to pursue them. One room holds me": First Edition of the Saul Bellows First Book Dangling Man; Signed by Him
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1944.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original beige cloth. Signed by Saul Bellow on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some wear and toning to the spine.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 12039
First Separate Edition of John Richard Hicks' The Foundations of Welfare Economics; Inscribed by him to Lionel Charles Robbins
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1939.
First separate edition of Hicks’ seminal contribution to welfare economics which established the foundations for what would become the so-called ‘Hicks-Kaldor compensation test’. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front panel to fellow economist and mentor Lionel Charles Robbins “J.M. Keynes from J.R.H.” The recipient, British economist Lionel Charles Robbins, was a prominent member of the economics department at the London School of Economics. Robbins and the wider “Robbins circle” at the LSE during 1930s had an extraordinary influence on the Hicks’ development as he matured into one of leading pure economic theorists of the twentieth century. Hicks credited Robbins with initiating his interest in economic theory, stating in his ‘Commentary’ in the 1963 edition of The Theory of Wages that, “… he moved me from Cassel to Walras and Pareto, to Edgeworth and Taussig to Wicksell and the Austrians – with all of whom I was more at home at that stage than I was with Marshall and Pigou” (Hicks, 306). Although Hicks left for Cambridge in 1935, he would later tell Robbins “that his years at LSE were ‘the formative years of my life as an economist; I do not think I have had as important years since’” (Howson, 252). In near fine condition. Ax exceptional association.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 101542
"He described the night vividly, the endless hours, the bombers thundering low over the storms of fire": First Edition of James Salters The Hunters; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.
First edition of the author’s first novel and landmark in the literature of war. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by James Salter on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Bill English. Signed first editions are rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 117479
Indianapolis/ New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941.
Early printing of Irma S. Rombauer’s culinary classic. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Joe with all good wishes most cordially Irma S. Rombauer.” In very good condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 115098
Law, Legislation and Liberty. A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973-1979.
First editions of volumes 2 and 3 and an early printing of volume 1 of the economist’s magnum opus. Octavo, 3 volumes, original black cloth. Each are near fine in near fine dust jackets with light shelfwear. A very sharp set of first editions, uncommon in the original dust jackets.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 117854
Autograph letter signed by and in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant. The clipped letter reads, “Should I go to Chicago on the 10th of September however I will try to extend the time, and my visit to Peoria. Respectfully Yours U.S. Grant General.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Grant. The entire piece measures 8 inches by 14.25 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 97554
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
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
"You are without a doubt the kindest friend I have": Harper Lee Signed Letter to Close Friend Bruce Higgison
Autograph letter signed by Harper Lee on her personal monogram letterhead, June 26, 2009. The letter is written to her longtime friend Bruce Higgison. It reads, “My own Bruce: You are without a doubt the kindest friend I have, and are the kindest person in general—in the world, that is. In other words, you are so good to me and I love you. Nelle.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Lee’s hand. The letter measures 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 24 inches. A very warm and personal letter from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill A Mockingbird.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 65033
"Lay down these words before your mind like rocks": First Edition of Gary Snyder's First Book Riprap; Lengthily Signed by Him
Ashland: Origin Press, 1959.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Limited to 500 copies. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, who has added a line from this work as follows, “Lay down these words before your mind like rocks. Gary Snyder.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable with such a warm inscription.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 111532
"It is this theme, co-operation in industry, that I desire to develop": Rare first edition of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s The Personal Relation in Industry; in the rare original dust jacket
New York: Boni and Liveright, Inc, 1923.
First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; an important contribution to the field of industrial relations. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, uncut leaves as issued. Publisher’s advertisement for Edward L. Bernays’ Crystallizing Public Opinion on the rear flap of the dust jacket. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine, bookplate. Rare in this condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 89089
Oslos: Universitetests Okonomiske Institute, 1934.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Prof. Mirimanoff with the compliments and best regards of Ragnar Frisch.” The recipient was Dmitry Mirimanoff, a professor at the universities of Geneva and Lausanne who made notable contributions to axiomatic set theory and to number theory (relating specifically to Fermat’s last theorem, on which he corresponded with Albert Einstein before the First World War. In 1917, he introduced the cumulative hierarchy of sets and the notion of von Neumann ordinals. Books signed or inscribed by Frisch are rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 12031