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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.
First American edition of one of James’ two unfinished novels, published posthumously. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in near fine condition.
London: Ward, Lock & Company, 1924.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, illustrated by 33 action photographs and many diagrams. In near fine condition.
"There are few pastimes that supply their followers with more innocent merriment than is afforded by the royal and ancient": First edition of Mr. Punch's Golf Stories
The Educational Book Co. Ltd, 1909.
First edition of this charming compilation of golf stories. Octavo, original red cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. In near fine condition.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.
First edition of this “twentieth-century American epic—a Moby Dickof space”(The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Norman Mailer. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Sarah El Bindari. Cover painting Le Monde Invisible by Rene Magritte.
Athens: Ekdotikos Oikos Minotauros, 1961.
First Greek edition of Nabokov’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Prologue by N. G. Stathatou.
Kalamazoo: Fetzer Institute, 2006.
First edition of this collection of essays exploring America’s wavering faith in the American Dream. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Howard Zinn on the title page.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.