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"You had better look out if you are going up to Anavryti": First Edition of Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese; Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor
London: John Murray 1958.
First edition of the author’s travelogue about the rocky Mani, later complementing it with Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece and title-page vignette by John Craxton, map of the southern Peloponnese by John Woodcock, and 26 photographs by Joan Eyres Monsell. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor on the title page. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Craxton.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1958.
First edition of this collection of essays by the author of Brave New World. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Gertrude Ticho, in memory of a delightful day in Flint Hill, Aldous Huxley 1960.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: John Wiley & Sons 1991.
First edition of this work by the financial author known for his work in high yield bonds. Octavo, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Peter L. Bernstein, “Peter- Wishing you success in ferreting out financial chicanery! Marty Fridson.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. From the library of Peter L. Bernstein.
London: Methuen and Co 1903.
First edition, one of 30 copies printed on Japan vellum. Octavo, bound in full vellum, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. In near fine condition.
First Edition of Anton Reiser's Albert Einstein: A Biographical Portrait; Signed and dated by Albert Einstein
New York: Albert & Charles Boni 1930.
First edition of this Einstein biography written by Rudolf Kayser, a German literary historian and husband to Albert Einstein’s stepdaughter Ilse under the pseudonym Anton Reiser. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed and dated by Einstein on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Albert Einstein New York 1930.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?": Finely bound by Bayntun of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
London: MacMillan and Co 1897.
Finely bound example of Carroll’s classic work. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound by Bayntun in full crushed red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, original cloth covers and spines bound in. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A very nice set.
“I BELIEVE ALL YOUR LIES IMPLICITLY”: FIRST EDITION OF HENRY MILLER’S TROPIC OF CAPRICORN; INSCRIBED BY HIM
Paris: Obelisk Press 1939.
First edition, one of only 1000 copies printed in Paris, to avoid obscenity laws in the United States. Octavo, original red and white wrappers. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Henry Church with best wishes, Henry Miller 5/5/39.” Henry Church and his wife Barbara were patrons of the arts in 1930s-40s France, and were friends with many of the important writers of the era. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the fragile wrappers. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed example of this cornerstone of modern literature.
"One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century": First Edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company 1937.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with light shelfwear and rubbing. Without the rare dust jacket.
London: Grant Richards 1903.
First edition of Butler’s semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise box.
"THE MOST EFFECTIVE ANTI-WAR STATEMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE": First Edition of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun; Signed by Him
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1939.
First edition of Trumbo’s powerful novel, which won one of the early National Book Awards: the Most Original Book of 1939. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Dalton Trumbo on the half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket with rubbing and wear, lacking the front flap. Rare and desirable signed.
First Edition of The Meaning of the Market Process: Essays in the Development of Modern Austrian Economics; Signed by Israel Kirzner
London and New York: Routledge 1992.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Israel M. Kirzner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"My dear Brother be useful be earnest be fruitful and the blessing of God will rest on you"; Lengthily Inscribed by D.L. Moody
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers 1870.
Rare early edition of this work by Newton. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Moody on the front free endpaper, “To John Syme D.L. Moody My dear Brother be useful be earnest be fruitful and the blessing of God will rest on you.” In good condition. Signatures of the legendary evangelist are rare, especially with such a lengthy inscription.
London: Crosby Lockwood and Son 1907.
Third revised and enlarged edition of Wright’s practical guide to brewing. Octavo, original cloth with gilt tiles to the spine. In very good condition.
“The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux": First Edition of Autobiography of A Yogi; Inscribed by Yogananda Paramhansa
New York: The Philosophical Library 1946.
First edition of one of the most important spiritual books of the twentieth century, Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Harold Lloyd with unceasing blessings Paramhansa Yogananda “May you find the Infinite on the altar of these pages” Gold World Colony Encinitas, Calif March 12, 1947.” The recipient Harold Lloyd was a silent film comedian and considered alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the era’s most influential comedians, appearing in nearly 200 films. He was only the fourth to be honored with a concrete ceremony at Grauman’s Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which preserved his hand prints, footprints, autograph and an outline of Lloyd’s iconic glasses. Preface by Walter Evans-Wentz. In near fine condition. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association.
Rare Mercury Seven and Mission Control Print; Signed by all seven of the original mercury astronauts
Rare Nasa Mercury Spacecraft technical engraved print listing each of the Mercury Seven and Mission Control Operations and Flight Directors with their corresponding signatures. Signed by Walter C. Willams, Christopher C. Kraft, Malcom S. (Scott) Carpenter, Leroy G. Cooper, John H. Glenn, Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra, Alan B. Shepard, and Donald K. Slayton. In fine condition. Framed. The entire piece measures 23.5 inches by 13.75 inches. Unique and desirable.