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New York: Dutton Book, 2000.
First edition of this “splendid entertainment… Johnson is one of our most astute cultural critics” (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Diane Johnson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mary E. O’Boyle. Jacket illustration by Nina Berkson.
"The various accidents which befell a very worthy couple after their uniting in the state of matrimony will be the subject of the following history": Finely Bound Example of Henry Fielding's Amelia
New York: White and Stokes, 1882.
Finely bound example of Fielding’s fourth and final novel. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marlbed endpapers. In near fine condition.
London: Cassell and Company, 1914.
First edition of this “series of unrestrained remarks upon contemporary matters. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1957.
First edition of the author’s Harper Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Number 110 of a limited presentation edition signed by the author on the colophon. In very good condition.
First Edition of André L. Simon's Bottlescrew Days: Wine Drinking in England During the Eighteenth Century
London: Duckworth, 1926.
First edition of Simon’s history of wine drinking throughout the 18th century in England. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, frontispiece. In very good condition.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.
Early printing of this classic work. Quarto, original patterned boards, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition, with an original clipping of Julia Child laid in. Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell. Drawings by Sidonie Coryn.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.
London: The Bodley Head, 1966.
First edition of this novel set in Haiti under the rule of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, which explores the political suppression and terrorism through the figure of an English hotel owner, Brown. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Ivan Lapper.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
First edition of Peters’ work on creating a flourishing organization. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Matt, Thanks for the great interview – again. Best Wishes Tom.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Tran. Jacket photograph by Michele Clement.
First edition of J. Stanley Reeve's Further Fox-Hunting Recollections Including The Great Lenape Run
New York: The Gosden Head, Ltd, 1935.
First edition of this collection of legendary sportsman’s fox-hunting reminiscences. Quarto, original red wool, morocco labels lettered in gilt to the spine and front panel, illustrated by Robert Ball. Foreword by W. Plunket Stewart Esq. One of 950 numbered copies, this is number 136. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription.
"There are nights that have the length of centuries and this has been one of them": First signed limited subscriber's edition of Kathleen Coyle's There is a Door
Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1931.
First signed limited subscriber’s edition of Coyle’s short novella. Octavo, original boards. One of five hundred twenty-five numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 506. Very good in the scarce original glassine which shows chipping and wear.
New York: Simon and Schuster , 1988.
First edition of this by the author of The Classic Techniques of Italian Cooking. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Doris, for a lot of pasta! Giuliano.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Julie Metz. Illustrations by Glenn Wolff. Photographs by John Dominis.
"If you live long enough you find, much to your surprise, that ou have lived through a part of history": First edition of Elspeth Huxley's Out in the Midday Sun: My Kenya; inscribed by her
London: Chatto & Windus, 1985.
First edition, early printing of Huxley’s memoirs of her adult life. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Elspeth Huxley, For Joe Ferrier with gratitude for a continuing interest 1986.” The recipient, Joe Ferrier was a fan and pen pal of Huxley’s. They often exchanged letters, books, and article clippings between England and the United States. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.
First edition of Marian Seldes’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the actress on the front free endpaper, “This is for Gary with every good wish Marian Seldes.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Thomas Victor.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.
First edition of this “profound, graceful, and literary work” (The Boston Globe). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Barbara Kingsolver on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine extremities. Jacket design by Paoloa Echavarria.
London: Oxford University Press, 2000.
First edition of this collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Muldoon on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.