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"No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done": Chuck Yeager Signed Bell X-5 Experimental Research Plane
Display model of the Bell X-5 experimental research plane, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 8.5 inches in height, 13 inches in height and 8.5 inches in width. In fine condition.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
First edition of Wolfe’s fourth novel. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Tom Wolfe on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Oliver Munday.
"SURGICAL ANATOMY IS, TO THE STUDENT OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY, THE MOST ESSENTIAL BRANCH OF ANATOMICAL SCIENCE": Rare First Edition of Gray's Anatomy
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859.
First edition of this influential work on Anatomy. Quarto, original calf, illustrated with 363 wood-engravings after the drawings by H. V. Carter. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear. A rare first edition of this immensely influential work, scarce in the original binding.
"A strange place, a strange crowd this, sure enough, into which we suddenly dropped that April afternoon": First edition of Lincoln A. Lang's Ranching With Roosevelt
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1926.
First edition of Lincoln A. Lang’s insightful work on the ranching days of Theodore Roosevelt and the history of the Badlands in the years after his departure. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, with 25 photographic illustrations including frontispiece. In near fine condition. A very sharp example.
Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, c. 1900.
Finely bound set of Burton’s The Book of the the Thousands Nights, limited set, number 846 of 1000 copies. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous gravure plates from etchings, drawings and paintings. In near fine condition.
"We had a long distance to make that day, and after leaving the grain fields travelled pretty steadily": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelts Hunting Trips Of A Ranchman
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1886.
First edition of Roosevelt’s stories of sport hunting on the Northern Cattle Plains. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers, illustrated with 26 full-page engravings by A.B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, J.C. Beard, Fannie E. Gifford, and Henry Sandham including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt in hunting attire. In near fine condition.
"This was certainly not good shooting, but neither was it as bad as it would seem to the man inexperienced in antelope hunting": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's The Wilderness Hunter
The Wilderness Hunter: An Account Of The Big Game Of The United States And Its Chase With Horse, Hound And Rifle.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893.
First edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s American big game epic. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, illustrated with 24 full-page engravings after paintings including tissue-guarded frontispiece, engraved headpieces and tailpieces. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
"We are at war, and we are going to make war": Rare first edition pamphlet of Excerpts from Winston S. Churchill's Wartime Speeches
Winston Churchill Prime Minister: A Selection From Speeches Made by Winston Churchill During the Four Years that Britain has Been at War.
New York : British Information Services, 1942.
First edition of this illustrated compendium of excerpts from Winston S. Churchill’s famed wartime speeches. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued, each spread features a black and white photograph of Churchill accompanied by a quote from his WWII speeches and broadcasts. In near fine condition.
"It is sometimes instructive to look back and see how destiny gave us a kick here, and fate a shove there, that sent us in the right direction at the proper time": First Macmillan's Pocket Classics Edition of Winston Churchill's The Crisis
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922.
First Macmillan’s Pocket Classics edition of Winston Churchill’s The Crisis, his fourth novel and the best-selling book in the United States in 1901. 16mo, original cloth, engraved frontispiece portrait of Abraham Lincoln. In near fine condition.
New York: The Objectivist, Inc, January - December 1968.
First edition complete set of The Objectivist: Volume 7. Octavo, 12 monthly serials, original wrappers as issued. In near fine condition.
Royal Christmas card bearing two gilt royal seals to the front panel and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Diana, “To Jon Ali, love from us both, Diana.” In fine condition. The card measures 16 inches by 6 inches.
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD INSCRIBED BY PRINCESS DIANA; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TWO YOUNG PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY
Royal 1992 Christmas card bearing two gilt royal seals to the front panel and an original black and white photograph of the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Diana, “To Jon Ali, love from the four of us, Diana.” In fine condition. The card measures 12 inches by 8 inches.
"The first sound in the mornings was the clumping of the mill-girls' clogs down the cobbled street": First Edition of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937.
First edition of Orwell’s renowned sociological analysis of working class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Northern England prior to the Second World War, commissioned by Victor Gollancz in January of 1936. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, with 32 photographic plates. In near fine condition.
"ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS": FIRST 'CHEAP EDITION' OF GEORGE ORWELLS MASTERPIECE ANIMAL FARM
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.
First ‘Cheap Edition’ of Orwell’s timeless allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the crown of the spine. Name to the front free endpaper.
"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny": Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat and the Cat in the Hat Comes Back with Four Additional Beginner Books
The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back with Four Additional Beginner Books: Including A Big Ball of String, Sam and the Firefly, The Big Jump and Other Stories, and A Fly Went By.
New York: Random House, 1957-1958.
Early printings of Seuss’s classic work and its sequel. Octavos, six volumes, original illustrated boards, illustrated. The Cat in the hat with unlaminated boardsand B-1 on the spine of the jacket. Accompanied by four other early printings in Random House’s Beginner Book Series including: Marion Holland’s A Big Ball of String (1958), P.D. Eastman’s Sam and the Firefly (1958), Benjamin Elkin’s The Big Jump and Other Stories (Illustrated by Katherine Evans; (1958), and Mike McClintock’s A Fly Went By (Illustrated byu Fritz Siebel; 1958). Each book is fine in a near fine dust jacket. A charming collection of Random House’s Beginner Books imprint, which Geisel co-founded.
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives": Rare Black and White Photograph of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson; signed by him
Rare black and white photograph signed by the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era, Jackie Robinson. Inscribed by the baseball legend in the bottom left corner of the photograph, “To John, best wishes, Jackie Robinson.” In near fine condition. The photograph measures 7 inches by 8.25 inches. Double matted and framed. Photographs signed by Robinson are scarce.
"The breeze steps aside to let the day pass. The cows on the hill are as still as the grass": First Edition of Hammerstein's Lyrics; inscribed by him
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949.
First edition of this collection of Oscar Hammerstein’s own favorite lyrics. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Sylvia Schulman with my best wishes Oscar Hammerstein.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the crown and foot of the spine. Jacket design by H. Lawrence Hoffman.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool": Signed limited large paper edition of Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare; one of 750 copies produced and signed by Arthur Rackham
London and New York: J. M Dent & Co. and E. P. Dutton & Co, 1909.
Signed limited large paper edition of Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales From Shakespeare with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto, original cream buckram with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, gilt pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut, ribbon ties, 12 tipped-in color plates by Rackham including frontispiece and the additional “Puck” plate facing page 16 which only appears in this edition. One of 750 copies produced and signed by Arthur Rackham, this is number 306. In near fine condition. A very nice example.
Rare Civil War era carte-de-visite portrait of General Robert E. Lee in uniform, boldly signed “RE Lee”. In fine condition. Quadruple matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 17 inches.