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London: Longman Group Ltd, 1975.
First edition of Michael Adams and Christopher Mayhew’s thesis on the Arab-Israeli struggle in the Middle East. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Ownership name.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119637
First edition of Frances Cornford's Different Days; the first book in Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Living Poets Series
London: Hogarth Press, 1928.
First edition of Frances Cornford’s Different Days, the first book in the Hogarth Living Poets series. Octavo, original pictorial boards. Front panel design by Vanessa Bell. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114382
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of “this fascinating novel of a Colombian river town possessed by evil points to the author’s later flowering and greatness” (Boston Globe). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 116298
New York: William Sloane Associates Publishers, 1953.
Early printing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “For Bernie Theodore H. White.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 118443
London: Johnathan Cape, 1960.
First edition of the author’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For dear Jonathan, in memory of our long friendship & with admiration & affection Derek Patmore London Feb. 17 1961.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119388
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951.
First edition of this collection of essays by Graham Greene, two of its four parts, Personal Prologue and Personal Postscript, comprise seven invaluable pieces of autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 104997
New York: Delphinium Books, 2014.
First edition of this provocative and entertaining journey through the architecture of houses and buildings. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Alison Lurie on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Karen Sung. Jacket design by Greg Mortimer.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 60046
The Kingdom and the Power: The Story of the Men Who Influence the Institution that Influences the World.
New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969.
First edition of the author’s work on the world’s mightiest newspaper kingdom. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Winifred Apt – With my very best wishes Gay Talese.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by James Dixon.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115085
London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1929.
First illustrated edition of Sassoon’s Fox-hunting classic. Octavo, original japon vellum, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by William Nicholson. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119433
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1865.
Finely bound example of Charlotte Mary Yonge’s early novel. Octavo, two volumes bound into one in full vellum with morocco spine labels lettered in git, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, gilt Greek key ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt central Unicorn motif to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114628
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1957.
First British edition of Adaline Glasheen’s indispensable guide to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110564
First Signed Limited Edition of John Alden Knight's Woodcock; one of 275 copies signed by him and illustrator Edgar Burke
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944.
First edition of Alden’s comprehensive work on the American woodcock. Octavo, original half cloth, color plates from paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke. One of 250 numbered copies signed by the author an illustrator on the limitation page, this is number 100. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115526
New York: The Outlook Company, 1904.
Early printing of Riis’s campaign biography of President Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt with others uncut, illustrated with seventeen engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt drawn by George T. Tobin. In fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 103524
London: Duckworth, 1933.
First edition of Bernard Darwin’s concise biography of literary master Charles Dickens. Small octavo, original cloth. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Name to the front free endpaper.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 117034
De L'Imprimerie de la Societe Litteraire-Typographique, 1785.
Volume 22 of L’imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire Typographique’s complete works of Voltaire. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with gilt tooling to the spine, black morocco spine labels letterd in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of Luois XV. In very good condition. Desirable in a contemporary binding.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 118071
First Edition of Byrd's Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition; From the Library of Adventurer and Explorer Steve Fossett
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.
First edition of Admiral Byrd’s classic exploration work of his second Antarctic Expedition. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated with maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the 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. Introduction by Claude A. Swanson.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 112714