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First Edition of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.; Signed by Alvin Felzenberg
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.
First edition of this “gracefully written and richly informative book” (Damon Linker, New York Times). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Alvin Felzenberg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 61083
New York: Delphinium Books, 2014.
First edition of this provocative and entertaining journey through the architecture of houses and buildings. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Alison Lurie on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Karen Sung. Jacket design by Greg Mortimer.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 60046
Dover Publications: New York, 1946.
Early printing of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of American actor Zachary Scott, the first husband of Elaine Scott who later married writer John Steinbeck. Scott is best remembered for his many roles as villains and “mystery men” in dozens of musical comedies, film noirs, and psychological thrillers throughout the 1940s and 50s including Hollywood Canteen, The Unfaithful, Shotgun, Man in the Shadow, and The Young One. In very good condition with Scott’s bookplate to the pastedown. Gift inscription to Scott to the front free endpaper.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114081
First Edition of Byrd's Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition; From the Library of Adventurer and Explorer Steve Fossett
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.
First edition of Admiral Byrd’s classic exploration work of his second Antarctic Expedition. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated with maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In near fine condition. Introduction by Claude A. Swanson.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 112714
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1911.
Finley bound example of Lord Avebury’s The Pleasures of Life. Octavo, bound in three quarters vellum with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Tasteful bookplate.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 111208
New York: Hellman, Williams & Company, 1948.
First edition of Tilden’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Tilden, illustrated with photographs. Near fine in a rubbed jacket with some chips and wear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 64032
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.
Early printing of this classic work. Quarto, original patterned boards, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition, with an original clipping of Julia Child laid in. Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell. Drawings by Sidonie Coryn.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115665
The Kingdom and the Power: The Story of the Men Who Influence the Institution that Influences the World.
New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969.
First edition of the author’s work on the world’s mightiest newspaper kingdom. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Winifred Apt – With my very best wishes Gay Talese.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by James Dixon.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115085
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1899.
Finely bound example of Froude’s work on the life and letters of the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. Octavo, bound in full tree calf with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in 5 compartments, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt coat of arms to the front panel, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 101426
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1918.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition. BAL 10702.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 78064
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.
First edition of this “twentieth-century American epic—a Moby Dickof space”(The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Norman Mailer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Sarah El Bindari. Cover painting Le Monde Invisible by Rene Magritte.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115569
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by John McPhee on title page.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 2977
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1865.
Finely bound example of Charlotte Mary Yonge’s early novel. Octavo, two volumes bound into one in full vellum with morocco spine labels lettered in git, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, gilt Greek key ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt central Unicorn motif to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114628
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
First edition of Gloria Vanderbilt’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 32 black and white photographs. Signed by Gloria Vanderbilt on the second free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115081