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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc 1932.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Booth Tarkington, inscribed for Mr. Jerome Peltier, 1939.” Drawings by Joseph Simont. Fine in a near fine later dust jacket.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1960.
First British edition of Nabokov’s first novel written in America. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the spine. Jacket design by Eric Ayers.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co 1950.
First edition of this “[w]ell-written work” (Kirkus). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Lustig.
“Learning may be the best thing we have. It may be all that we can truly keep": First edition of Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo; signed by him
New York: Simon & Schuster 1993.
First edition of the sequel to McMurtry’s veritable masterpiece, Lonesome Dove. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Larry McMurtry on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. Jacket painting by Maynard Dixon. Author photograph by Diana Lynn Ossana.
"So the talk while I was listening, so many voices smote or questioned Him." First edition of Edgar Lee Masters' Lee: A Dramatic Poem; inscribed by him
New York: The Macmillan Company 1926.
First edition of Masters’ play about Robert E. Lee at the dawn of the American Civil War. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For William W. Pineos with the compliments of Edgar Lee Masters December 3 – 1928.” In very good condition.
London: Bantam Press 2013.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page.
London: J. M. Dent & Co 1904.
First edition of Smeaton’s history of Edinburgh. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt with others uncut, marbled endpapers, colored frontispiece with tissue guard, copiously illustrated with colored tissue-guarded engravings. In very good condition.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc 1937.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Inscribed for Mr. Jerome Peltier by Booth Tarkington, Indianapolis, May 9, 1944.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Ritchie Cooper.
"She was so deeply impressed by his grandeur that she thought it impossible to do him honor enough": Henry James' The Last of the Valerii; one of one hundred numbered copies
London: Boydell Press 1974.
Limited Artists’ Book edition of Henry James’ The Last of the Valerii. Number 46 of one hundred numbered copies printed on Wookey Hole handmade paper by John Baskett in 16 point Blado italic font, the same font used in the original publication in The Atlantic Monthly for January 1874. Frontispiece by Julia Trevelyan Oman. Octavo, gilt title and tooling spine and front panel. In fine condition.
New York: John Wiley & Sons 1959.
Third printing of one of the most important works in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition, name to the front free endpaper.
"We will have to want peace, want it enough to pay for it, before it becomes an accepted rule": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's This Troubled World
New York: H.C. Kinsey & Company 1938.
First edition of this work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with toning to the spine.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1970.
First edition of the second volume of this classic cooking volume. Folio, original illustrated boards, illustrated. In near fine condition, name to the pastedown. Illustrations by Sidonie Coryn, based on photographs by Paul Child. Technical drawings by Paul Child.
First Edition of James' Controversial Commentary on the social environment of turn-of-the-century-america: The American Scene
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1907.
First American edition of James’ account of his trip throughout the United States between 1904 and 1905. Original blue cloth, gilt tooling to the front panel and spine. In very good condition. A nice example.
London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd 1931.
First edition of this memoir by Elenor Helme. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. With 109 illustrations by Charles Ambrose. In very good condition.
"There was a blizzard early in November and, while the snow still lay unthawed in the gutters and gardens, another fiercer and colder." First edition of John Christopher's The World in Winter
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode 1962.
First edition of the author’s post-apocalyptic work in which an new Ice Age descends on England. Octavo, original cloth. Good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Stein.