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New York: The Outlook Company, 1904.
Early printing of Riis’s campaign biography of President Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt with others uncut, illustrated with seventeen engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt drawn by George T. Tobin. In fine condition.
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.
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.
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton’s interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
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.
“Lord, grant that I may always be right, for Thou knowest I am hard to turn": First Edition of Truman; Inscribed by David McCullough
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Early printing of the historian’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor.
Kalamazoo: Fetzer Institute, 2006.
First edition of this collection of essays exploring America’s wavering faith in the American Dream. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Howard Zinn on the title page.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
First edition of this sweeping narrative. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated by Sylvia Nasar on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of “this fascinating novel of a Colombian river town possessed by evil points to the author’s later flowering and greatness” (Boston Globe). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970.
First British edition of Brautigan’s first published novel. Octavo, original boards with the original dust jacket adhered to the boards and front flap of the jacket affixed to the rear endpaper. In very good condition.
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.
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1957.
First British edition of Adaline Glasheen’s indispensable guide to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
First edition of Richard E. Byrd's Little America; From the library of Fellow Explorer Steve Fossett
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.
First edition of Byrd’s account of his first expedition to the South Pole. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of Byrd, with 74 illustrations and maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front 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. With exceptional provenance.
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.
First Edition of Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House; Inscribed in the Year of Publication by Sally Bedell Smith
New York: Random House, 2004.
First edition of this Kennedy history at its finest. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the title page, “For Michael With best wishes, Sally Bedell Smith July 28, 2004.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.