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First edition of Helen G. Bell's Winning the King's Cup; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.
First edition of Helen Bell’s account of the 1928 Ocean Race to Spain. Quarto, original cloth, tissue-guarded frontispiece of King Alfonso XIII, illustrated, ten folding charts and plans. From the library of 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. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 112850
Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech, 1806.
First published in Glasgow in 1763. The two maps, well engraved and printed on thick paper, are: “A Map of Mr. Bell’s Journeys from Petersburg to Ispahan and from Petersburg to Constantinople” (39.5×31 cm) and “A Map of Mr. Bell’s Journey from Moscow to Pekin.”
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 76019
London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited, 1958.
First edition of this work which was adapted as a film, starring the author’s teenaged daughter, actress Hayley Mills. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Illustrations by Oven Edwards.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 112497
"Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real--the here-and-now. Seize the day": First Edition of Bellow's Seize the Day
New York: The Viking Press, 1956.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s fourth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear. Jacket design by Bill English.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 90869
New York: The Library of America, 2003.
First edition of the Library of America release of the author’s first three novels. Octavo, original maroon cloth. Signed by both Saul Bellow and James Wood on the title page. James Wood served as editor. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare signed as the author was aged at this point and did not attend booksignings for the release of this edition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 12036
New York: The Viking Press, 1965.
First edition of the only play by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 108439
“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 Appearance of The Nobel Prize Winning-Author Saul Bellow's first Novel The Dangling Man; Signed by Him
New York: Partisan Review, 1943.
Octavo, original Wrappers. Signed by Saul Bellow on the front panel. In near fine condition. Contains the Notes of a Dangling Man, an 18 page excerpt, with some revisions to create a cohesive story, from Saul Bellow’s soon to be published first novel, Dangling Man, which was later published by Vanguard in 1944.
Price: $425.00 Item Number: 5665
New York: The Viking Press, 1959.
First edition of the author’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Saul Bellow on a contemporary Kroch’s & Brentano’s bookplate to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket that shows some light toning. Jacket painting by Bill Preston.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 86338
New York: The Viking Press, 1959.
First edition of the author’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine first issue dust jacket. Jacket painting by Bill Preston.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 108921
New York: The Viking Press, 1956.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel. Jacket design by Bill English.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 114339
New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
First edition of the first novel Bellow published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Saul Bellow on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 19006
New York: The Viking Press, 1970.
First edition of the author’s third and final National Book Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Saul Bellow on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamsom.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 42977
First Edition of Saul Bellow's Pulitzer Prize-winning Novel Humboldt's Gift; Inscribed by him to Close Friend Judge Abraham Marovitz
New York: The Viking Press, 1975.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “To Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz — the homage of letters to justice Best wishes Saul Bellow June 3 1982.” The recipient Abraham Marovitz was a famed Chicago attorney and long-time powerful United States District Court judge. Both Bellow and Marovitz were Lithuanian Jews (Bellow born in Canada, Marovitz in the United States) who knew each other well as fellow notable Chicagoans. His inkstamped “From the Library of Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz” on the front pastedown. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamson. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 100951
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987.
First edition of the author’s tenth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to fellow writer Sidney Hyman and his wife, “For Sidney and Fredda from an old friend Saul Bellow.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Hyman, a fellow Chicagoan is best know for his work, “The American President.”
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 3138
New York: The Viking Press, 1953.
First edition of Bellow’s first National Book Award winning novel. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Boldly signed by Saul Bellow. In fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117859