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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
First edition of Gloria Vanderbilt’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 32 black and white photographs. Signed by Gloria Vanderbilt on the second free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115081
First edition of George Clinch's English Hops: A History of Cultivation and Preparation for the Market from the Earliest Times
London: McCorquodale & Co. Ltd, 1919.
First edition of Clinch’s history of hop cultivation. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115808
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1899.
Finely bound example of Froude’s work on the life and letters of the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. Octavo, bound in full tree calf with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in 5 compartments, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt coat of arms to the front panel, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 101426
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of this work by the author of Lolita. Quarto, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Gamarello. Edited by Fredson Bowers. Introduction by John Updike.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 117119
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by John McPhee on title page.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 2977
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1918.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition. BAL 10702.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 78064
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941.
First edition of this work by the famed ornithologist. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 740 illustrations. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 117329
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
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
London: Ward, Lock & Company, 1924.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated by 33 action photographs and many diagrams. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 87637
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
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: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
First British edition. Octavo, original black boards. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the title page, “For poor Bob Forbes with fervent prayers for peace and better health Queen Noor 2003”. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 2613
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1955.
First edition of this classic Huxley novella. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Emil Antonucci.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 107884