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Rare color portrait of the royal family the year of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, boldly signed, “Elizabeth R, 1953” and “Philip.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 9.25 inches by 7 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 119918
Signatures of each of the scientists who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, each signed during the Nobel Week of 1962, “James Dewey Watson, December 5, 1962,” “Francis Crick, 10th December 1962,” and “M. H. F. Wilkins,” each signed on individual off-white cards, with a portrait of each above. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 23.5 inches. Contemporary signatures of these scientists are rare.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 117398
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922.
First edition, first state of the author’s second novel. Octavo, original green cloth, titles to the spine in gilt. Near fine in a very good second issue dust jacket with some unnecessary tape repair to the verso, name to the front free endpaper. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 119223
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past": First American Edition of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949.
First American edition of Orwell’s classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Caricature of Orwell on the rear panel by George Holland. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 119887
"FAST BY THE ORACLE OF GOD, I THENCE INVOKE THY AID TO MY ADVENTUROUS SONG": FIRST EDITION OF JOHN MILTON'S MASTERPIECE PARADISE LOST
London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668.
First edition of Milton’s masterpiece, “one of the greatest works of the human imagination” (DNB). Small octavo, bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, smooth spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece gilt. Title-page and text within ruled border; woodcut headpieces and initials opening each book. (Without blank A1 after cancel title, F3 with paper flaw affecting rule border and shoulder notes, tiny mostly marginal wormhole to a few leaves.) Provenance: Elizabeth Gordon (signature on title verso dated 1686); Robert Chilton Pearson (bookplate); Patrick & Julie Pearson (bookplate). With the cancel title-page corresponding to Amory’s fourth issue, title page with “Angel” in the imprint in italic, and no note from the printer to the reader. Amory’s subissue 4† with signature Z in the original setting with “illustrous” in line 109 of the seventh book, and with Vv reset reading “far” in line 2 ov Vvlr. Hugh Amory “Things Unattempted Yet” in The Book Collector, Spring 1983, pp. 41-66; see ESTC R13352; Grolier Wither to Prior 603; Pforzheimer 718; Wing M-2142. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable.
Price: $45,000.00 Item Number: 119536
"You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese": First edition of Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw; signed by him
New York: Ecco, 2010.
First edition of the follow-up to Bourdain’s bestselling memoir Kitchen Confidential which addresses his rise to stardom and the evolving restaurant industry. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Anthony Bourdain on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison Saltzman. Jacket photograph by Melanie Dunea/CP.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119427
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you": First edition of Anthony Bourdain's The Nasty Bits; signed by him
New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2006.
First edition, early printing of Bourdain’s bestselling essay collection. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Anthony Bourdain on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Amy C. King. Jacket photograph by Melanie Dunea/CPI.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 119752
London: John Murray, 1940.
First edition of one of the most important pieces of literature on the region and a book that placed Freya Stark in the pantheon of great writers and explorers of the Arab World. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated, maps. Signed by Freya Stark on the half-title page. In very good condition. Foreword by Sir Kinahan Cornwallis. Uncommon signed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 118932
"Change and chancefulness in my flowering youthtime, set me sun by sun near to one unchosen": The Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy; finely bound in full morocco by Bayntun
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1924.
Finley bound early printing of the Golden Treasury Series Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy. Small octavo, bound in full crushed crimson levant morocco by Bayntun with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, elaborate gilt ruling and cornerpieces to the front and real panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, top edge gilt, ribbons bound in, marbled endpapers, tissue-guarded engraved title page. In very good condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 118019
London: John Murray, 1955.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Ayrton.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 119653
"Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them": Carson McCuller's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Inscribed by Her
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940.
First edition, early printing of the author’s first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mary, Aristide, Mikey, Aimee, Poppins, With all the love you want from me. Carson.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 119322
First Edition of Thomas E. Gaddis' Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud; Inscribed by Him
New York : Random House, 1955.
First edition of this work, basis for the classic film starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To an informed man Mr. Combs Thomas E. Gaddis August 7, 1956.” Near in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Harvey Gabor. First editions are uncommon signed.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 119233
Machiavels Discovrses upon the First Decade of T. Livius translated out of the Italian. [Machiavelli’s Discourses].
London: Printed for Thomas Paine for William Hills and Daniel Pakeman, 1636.
Rare first edition in English of Machiavelli’s fundamental work of political history and philosophy. 12mo, bound in full 18th century tree calf with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. In near fine condition. Very clean internally. Translated by Edward Dacres. Rare and desirable.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 119908
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America": Inscribed By President Clinton Social Security Commissioner Shirley Chater
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1996.
First edition of this work by President Clinton. Octavo, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, “To Shirley Chater with thanks Bill Clinton 9-10-96.” The recipient Shirley Chater served as President Clinton’s Social Security Commissioner. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robbin Schiff. A nice association.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 119736
Los Angeles: Pamphleteers, Inc, 1946.
First edition, first issue; published in a complete issue of The Freeman Volume III, Number I. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Foreword by Leonard E. Read. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 119262
New York : Limited Editions Club, 1935.
First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 1080 of 1500 copies signed by Henri Matisse, with 26 illustrations by him, one of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. Large quarto, original gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth, original slipcase. In near fine condition with the rare original slipcase.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 119361