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“The best part of this is the quotations from Bradford at the end. These are as true and relevant to our human situation today as they were in 1972": First Edition of Freeman Dyson's The World, The Flesh and the Devil; Lengthily Signed by Him
London: Birbeck College, 1972.
First edition of this lecture given by Dyson at Birbeck College in London on May 16, 1972. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the title page with an added note regarding this lecture, which reads, “The best part of this is the quotations from Bradford at the end. These are as true and relevant to our human situation today as they were in 1972. Freeman Dyson January 2010.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and with notes by Dyson.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 62076
“THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE FIGURE IN JEWISH LIFE”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CHAIM WEIZMANN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TRIAL AND ERROR
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Chaim Weizmann, this is number 412. Octavo, 2 volumes, frontispiece of Weizmann in volume one. Fine in near fine dust jackets. Uncommon in the original dust jackets.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 91577
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 30014
"It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 12044
Boston: Birkhauser , 1981.
First edition of the authors’ classic introduction to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by both authors on the front free endpaper, “For McAllister Hull from Reuben Hersh and from Philip J. Davis.” The recipient McAllister Hull was an American theoretical physicist who took part in the creation of the atomic bomb that was dropped over Nagasaki in 1945, ending World War II. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Gian-Carlo Rota. Uncommon and desirable signed by both Hersh and Davis.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 100450
Rare 18th century printing of the Roman Missal; elaborately bound in full gilt calf with two full page engravings of the Annunciation and Crucifixion and numerous pages of printed sheet music
Missale Romanum, ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum S.PIIV. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum: Clementis VII. Et Urbani PP. VII.
Augsburg: Philippi Jacobi Veith, 1739.
Rare 18th century printing of the Roman Missal. Folio, bound in full contemporary black morocco with gilt tooling to the spine in seven compartments within raised gilt bands, elaborate triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, brass edges and engraved clasps, gauffered edges, marbled pastedowns and green, blue, and purple silk ribbons laid in. Illustrated with numerous full page engravings including title page vignette, full page engravings of the Annunciation and Crucifixion, headpieces, tailpieces, woodcut initials, text in two columns in black and red ink, printed sheet music and lyrics, index. In very good condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 103526
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of famed sociologist Daniel Bell, with his signature on the front free endpaper and notes throughout. Also signed on the front free endpaper by Hilary Putnam.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 57006
“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
"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
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962.
First edition of this travel work, “which belongs in the same category as Lawrence’s books on Italy, Greene’s on West Africa and Pritchett’s on Spain” (New Statesman). Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Name on the front free endpaper and stamp on the half-title page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by William Belcher.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 75489
"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
"Dear Mr. Updike, You and the prophet Isaiah are the only literary influences that I can clearly identify in my own writing"; Inscribed by Robert Olen Butler to Fellow Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author John Updike
New York: Horizon Press, 1983.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to John Updike on the front free endpaper, “For John Updike 72000 more words from one of your biggest fans, Robert Olen Butler Sea Cliff, NY Oct 19,1983.” Also laid into this book is a signed letter addressed to Updike from Bulter dated October 19, 1983, which reads, “Dear Mr. Updike, You and the prophet Isaiah are the only literary influences that I can clearly identify in my own writing. And so, in the wake of an Anatole Broyard rave about my new novel, I’m taking the liberty of sending you a copy of the book in thanks for the education you’ve given me. Sincerely, Robert Olen Butler.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with trivial wear. Robert Olen Butler was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and Updike received it twice. A nice association.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 4403
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1975.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s classic treatise concerning man’s freedom in society. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in 2010 by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the top front panel.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 3388
AMERICAS "BEST WAR NOVEL": FIRST EDITION OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, INSCRIBED BY NORMAN MAILER TO JOURNALIST JOE HAAS
New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948.
First edition of the author’s first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to journalist Joe Haas, “For Joe Haas in Jamaica after our Lady Norman Mailer May 1969.” Near fine in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Karov.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 4625