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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
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
“The more bare a life is, the more we fear change"; First Edition of Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case
London: Heinemann, 1961.
First edition of this Greene novel set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Lacey Everett.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115799
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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 112466
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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114541
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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 1246
Albany: New York State Museum, 1999.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Edward O. Wilson with a drawing of an ant. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 62023
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.
Early printing of the author’s fictionalized autobiography, detailing his early to mid 20s. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of American actor Zachary Scott, the first husband of Elaine Scott who later married 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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114482
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of this collection of writing by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 546
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
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931.
First edition of the author’s classic work on the hunted fox. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated by Lionel Edwards and Marguerite Kirmse. In near fine condition. Bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 116288
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.
First American edition of one of James’ two unfinished novels, published posthumously. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 81259
London: Ward, Lock & Company, 1924.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated by 33 action photographs and many diagrams. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 87637