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New York: Harcourt, 2006.
First edition of Stewart’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Rory Stewart on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jennifer Jackman.
"Paradox reconciles all contradictions": First American Edition of A Time of Gifts; Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor
New York: Harper & Row, 1977.
First American edition of the author’s masterpiece, which ranks among the greatest travel books of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Honi Werner.
First Edition of Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese; Warmly Inscribed by Patrick Leigh Fermor with a Drawing
London: John Murray, 1958.
First edition of the author’s travelogue about the Mani in southern Greece, later complementing it with Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece and title-page vignette by Craxton, map of the southern Peloponnese by John Woodcock, and 26 photographs by Joan Eyres Monsell. Full page inscription and drawing by Patrick Leigh Fermor on the front free endpaper, “To Mary Anna with love from Paddy.” Leigh Fermor has also drawn the eye mimicking the dust jacket art by close friend and artist John Craxton. He also has written in Greek, translated as “where is Megalexandros p, 187.” Also is a letter in Leigh Fermor’s hand on his stationary to the recipient on the rear endpaper from 1971. The recipient was Mary Anna Marten (with her bookplate to the inside gutter), who was the daughter of the 3rd and last Lord Alington of Crichel and later trustee of The British Museum. An excellent near fine example in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by John Craxton. A unique copy of this classic work.
"Yesterday's fairy tale is today's fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience": first edition of north to the orient; signed by both anne and Charles lindbergh
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1935.
First edition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s account of her journey to Alaska and along the Arctic Circle to Russia, China and Japan. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by both Anne Morrow Lindbergh in the year of publication and Charles Lindbergh on the half-title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and tear to the extremities. With maps by Charles A. Lindbergh.
New York: New York Review of Books, 2006.
First edition of The New York Times Review of Books edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor on the title page. In fine condition. Introduction by Patricia Storace.
London: John Murray, 1957.
First edition of the author’s third book, regarding his experiences in various monasteries. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated by John Craxton. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Mary Anna with love from Paddy 2.6.88.” The recipient was Mary Anna Marten (with her bookplate to the inside gutter), who was the daughter of the 3rd and last Lord Alington of Crichel and later trustee of The British Museum. Near fine in the original dust jacket with a chip to the crown of the spine and overall wear. Jacket design by Peter Todd Mitchell.
"One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism": First Edition of Wedding of the Waters; Inscribed by Peter L. Bernstein
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005.
First edition of this work regarding this fascinating history of the building of the Erie Canal. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Richard Tedlow with gratitude and friendship Peter L. Bernstein." The recipient Richard Tedlow, is a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he is a specialist in the history of business. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.
New York: Electra, 2003.
First paperback edition. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page.
London: Anthony D'Offay, 1996.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original stiff wrappers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and dated by Jasper Johns on the title page.
New York: Hermitage Press, 1950.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by L. Ron Hubbard on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a single short tear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed.
St. Louis, 1943.
First edition, one of 48 copies printed. Inscribed by the author, “For Frangeon Jones in gratitude for a gracious favor Loyd Haberly August, 1957”. Octavo. Red leather-backed decorated boards. In very good condition. Perhaps Haberly’s greatest production. Beautifully printed on fine, thick laid paper, with running titles in red and initials in green. Frontispiece, dedication, and 12 text illustrations, all original woodcuts by Haberly.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Mike Hutcheson many thanks and all the best John McPhee Bradford 1/23/89.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 1967.
First edition of Roth’s second novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Roy Kuhlman.
“THOSE WHO HAVE EYES ON OUR MODERN WORLD WILL TAKE THIS AS A THRILLING INTRODUCTION TO THE MEN WHO SHAPE IT FOR US”: FIRST EDITION OF LEWIS W. HINE’S ICONIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY MEN AT WORK
New York: The Macmillan Co, 1932.
First edition of Hine’s only book published in his lifetime, a landmark photobook in its celebration of “the dignity of labour and… the American skyscraper” (Parr & Badger). Small quarto, original green cloth, illustrated with 51 black-and-white photogravures. Some rubbing to the bottom and some sunning to the upper cloth, very good in the dust jacket which has had some professional restoration. Scarce, especially in the original dust jacket.
Scientific Forecasting: Its Methods and Application to Practical Business and to Stock Market Operations.
New York: Greenberg, 1931.
First edition. Octavo, original maroon cloth. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.