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London: The Bodley Head 1982.
First edition of this work, which is a pastiche of the classic Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Harvey.
"A fitting name for it might be telemort, or to keep it all greek telethanasia": First edition of Nabokov's Tragicomedy The Waltz Invention
New York: Phaedra Publishers, Inc 1966.
First American edition of Nabokov’s prophetic tragicomedy. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Paris: Librarie Gallimard 1949.
Early edition of Saint Exupery’s philosophical memoir and a winner of several literary awards. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition. Period ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Laid in is a period international mailing stamp.
"The gospels tell us the sublimest mysteries of our faith": First Edition of Thomas Merton's The Living Bread
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1956.
First edition of Merton’s work on the sacrament of the Eucharist. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 2002.
Early printing of this wonderfully illustrated work by the author of Jumanji. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"Her childhood passed festively, securely, and gaily, as was the custom in our country": Rare first America edition of Vladimir Nabokov's A Russian Beauty and Other Stories
New York: McGraw-Hill International 1973.
First American edition of this collection of short stories originally published in Russian. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov and Simon Karlinksy. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Stan Skardinski. Photographic portrait of Nabokov on the rear panel by Halsman. A very clean example.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company 1976.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.
"When two such brilliantly ebullient intellects get together by mail, they charge the air with all sorts of pyrotechnics": First Edition of The Nabokov-Wilson Letters: 1940-1971
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers 1979.
First edition of this annotated compendium of the Nabokov-Wilson letters. Octaovo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1948.
First edition of Caldwell’s sensational American tragedy. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the crown of the spine. Jacket design by Robert Graves.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1995.
First edition of this novel in the author’s acclaimed Vampire series. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Bev, Anne Rice.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd.
"The world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by": Nikki Giovanni's My House; Signed by Her
New York: Morrow Paperback Editions 1974.
Early printing of this collection of poems by Nikki Giovanni. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Nikki Giovanni on the half-title page. In near fine condition. A nice example.
New York: Ace Publishing Corporation 1970.
First edition of this satirical adventure which deals with issues of power, class, and politics, set in a world ruled by big-brained elites. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition.