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Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1926.
First edition of this early golf instructional by Collett. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated from photographs. Foreword by Eleonora Randolph Sears. In near fine condtion.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1960.
First edition of this “wonderful tour de force” (Gilbert Highet). Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket designed by Eric Ayers. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.
"an historian of the American society of her time" (Edmund Wilson) First Edition of Edith Wharton's Madame de Treymes
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1907.
First edition of this subtle investigation of the clash of cultures and the role of women in the social hierarchy. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with color plates. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. A very sharp example.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1984.
First edition of the Rosalynn Carter’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Carter on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
First Edition of Moshe Safdie's The city after the automobile: An architect's vision; Inscribed by Him
New York: Basic Books 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Moshe Safdie on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bill Douglas.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1967.
First editionnal of the final volume in Vidal’s Narratives of Empire, his acclaimed six-volume series of historical novels about the American past. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal. Small name to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Sheridan Germann.
"Patriotism, honor, glory, and national prosperity are terms to which the Christian and the mere politician attach different ideas": Second edition of American abolitionist William Jay's A Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co 1849.
Second edition of American abolitionist and jurist William Jay’s classic antiwar treatise. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In good condition with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine.
London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd 1924.
First British edition of Veblen’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition with light shelf wear to the extremities.
First Edition of John Train's Discoveries: Cold War Adventures; Building Capital: Expeditions; Signed by Him and from the library of Peter Matthiessen
Artisan Press 2011.
First edition of John Train’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Train on the title page. From the library of fellow writer Peter Matthiessen with his bookplate to the pastedown. In 1953, Train and Matthiessen founded and Train became the first managing editor of The Paris Review, which won attention by publishing extended interviews with such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Thornton Wilder and William Faulkner. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Paris: Chez Giguet et Michaud 1805.
Finely bound example of Berchoux’s epic gastronomical poem. 12mo, bound in one quarter morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Engraved frontispiece and other engravings throughout. In near fine condition. Tasteful bookplate to the front free endpaper. A charming example.
London: Ernest Benn Limited 1927.
First edition of Wells’ widely translated best-selling novel. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Bookplate to the pastedown.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons 1916.
First edition of this short story masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1938.
First trade edition of Byrd’s account of his harrowing 1933 Antarctic expedition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Louis Schlosse R.E. Byrd.” Laid in is a collection of articles related to Byrd including an obituary. In near fine condition, bookplate and ownership signature of the recipient. Decorations by Richard E. Harrison.
"All around the country it was dark and muffin began to hear the night noises": Rare first edition of Margaret Wise Brown's The Country Noisy Book
New York: William R. Scott, Inc 1940.
First edition of the second book in Margaret Wise Brown’s Noisy Book series. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. Near fine in a very good price-clipped jacket with minor chipping to the spine extremities.
First Edition of Jeffrey Sachs' The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time; Signed by Him
New York: Penguin Press 2005.
First edition of this landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world’s poorest citizens, from one of the world’s most renowned economists. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With all best wishes Jeffrey Sachs April 2006.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund. Foreword by Bono.
London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent and Co Ltd 1922.
First edition of this humorous story on golf written as a Shakespearian parody. Octavo, original boards, illustrated throughout.