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"There is a universal saying to the effect that it is when men are off in the wilds that they show themselves as the really are": Signed Limited Edition of Kermit Roosevelt's The Long Trail
The Metropolitan Magazine: New York, 1921.
Signed limited edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s second son, Kermit Roosevelt’s, memoir of his childhood experience in the great outdoors. Octavo, original publisher’s half cloth, gilt titles to the front panel. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Kermit Roosevelt.” In near fine condition.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 88149
London: Various Publishers, 2000-2004.
Fine collection of first editions by children’s book author Philip Pullman. Quarto, 3 volumes, original boards and wrappers, illustrated. The collection includes a two first edition of Puss in Boots (London: Doubleday: 2000), a first Picture Corgi edition of Puss in Boots (London: Picture Corgi Books, 2000), and a first edition of Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp (London: Scholastic Children’s Books, 2004). Each volume is in fine condition.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 117733
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1951.
First edition of “the most important statement on poetry for the stage in this generation” (T.S. Eliot). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Drawing of Eliot by Theresa G. Eliot.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 110649
"I shall never regret Lolita. She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle": First edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Strong Opinions
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolcon, 1974.
First British edition of Nabokovs first collection of public prose, interviews, and articles. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Back cover photograph by Philippe Halsman.
Price: $70.00 Item Number: 89085
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1962.
First edition of this work by Senator Goldwater. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Barry Goldwater on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $70.00 Item Number: 103493
New York: Dutton Book, 2000.
First edition of this “splendid entertainment… Johnson is one of our most astute cultural critics” (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Diane Johnson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mary E. O’Boyle. Jacket illustration by Nina Berkson.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110599
London: The Hogarth Press, 1946.
First edition of this novel by the author whom V.S. Pritchett called, “belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.” Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115198
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1957.
First edition of the author’s Harper Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Number 110 of a limited presentation edition signed by the author on the colophon. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115647
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
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1955.
First edition of this classic Huxley novella. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Emil Antonucci.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 107884
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
Indianapolis : Liberty Press, 1979.
First printing of the second edition of Hayek’s critique of reason, written at the same time as The Road to Serfdom. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 107443
"The Romance of New Orleans? Open your eyes, mesdames et messieurs, upon a picture..." Rare first edition of The Romance of New Orleans
New Orleans: Lybcus Publishing Co, 1919.
Rare first edition of this early guide to the history and architecture of New Orleans. Octavo, original hand-colored wrappers as issued, illustrated with 30 full-page illustrations of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the the Dueling Oaks, The Cabildo, French Quarter, Old Absinthe House, St. Roch’s Chapel, Margaret’s Monument, Jackson Square, Delgado Art Gallery, Canal Street, and the Chalmette Monument. In fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 117350
New York: Random House, 2005.
First edition of this novel, which won The National Book Critics Circle and Pen/ Faulkner Awards. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Ken Reubens E.L. Doctorow.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Royce M. Becker. Author photograph by Nancy Crampton.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119781
"In those days every month seemed endless, and the years an eternity": First edition of Impressions by Pierre Loti; with an introduction by Henry James
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co, 1898.
First edition of Pierre Loti’s Impressions. Octavo, original green pictorial buckram, woodcut pictorial title page, woodcut initials. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 109487