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New York: Random House, 2005.
First edition of this novel, which won The National Book Critics Circle and Pen/ Faulkner Awards. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Ken Reubens E.L. Doctorow.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Royce M. Becker. Author photograph by Nancy Crampton.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119781
New York: Hellman, Williams & Company, 1948.
First edition of Tilden’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Tilden, illustrated with photographs. Near fine in a rubbed jacket with some chips and wear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 64032
“The more bare a life is, the more we fear change"; First Edition of Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case
London: Heinemann, 1961.
First edition of this Greene novel set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, small name. Dust jacket design by Lacey Everett.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 118649
New York: Miramax Books, 2002.
First edition of New York Mayor Guiliani’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To John all the best, Rudy Giuliani.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114219
New York: The Outlook Company, 1904.
Early printing of Riis’s campaign biography of President Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt with others uncut, illustrated with seventeen engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt drawn by George T. Tobin. In fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 103524
London: Johnathan Cape, 1960.
First edition of the author’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For dear Jonathan, in memory of our long friendship & with admiration & affection Derek Patmore London Feb. 17 1961.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119388
First Edition of Peter Singers The Most Good You Can Do; Lengthily Inscribed by the author in the year of publication
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015.
First edition of moral philosopher Peter Singer’s introduction to living altruistically. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Aaron, Good luck in explaining the philosophical issues in effective altruism. Peter Singer 4.12.15.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 88113
First Edition of Donald Holm's The Circumnavigators; from the library of adventurer and explorer Steve Fossett
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1974.
First edition of Holm’s exhaustive survey of the voyages of the most notable men and women to have circumnavigated the globe. Octavo, original marbled boards, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of 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 very good condition with some toning to the page edges.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 112307
Willard Espy's Words at Play Finely Bound; Presentation copy with a Typed Letter Signed by the author laid in
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, 1975.
Early printing of Espy’s work on wit in wordplay. Quarto, bound in half morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red spine labels, marbled endpapers. Presentation copy, from the library of Jonathan Goodman with his embossed library stamp to the front free endpaper. Enclosed is a typed letter signed by the author to the recipient date March 7, 1977 in the original envelope. The letter reads in part, “First time any correspondent has mentioned giving the Almanac the leather treatment. Next time I’m in London I must call to learn whether you really did it…Sincerely, Willard R. Espy.” In near fine condition. A nice association with noted provenance.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 95845
Dover Publications: New York, 1946.
Early printing of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of American actor Zachary Scott, the first husband of Elaine Scott who later married writer John Steinbeck. Scott is best remembered for his many roles as villains and “mystery men” in dozens of musical comedies, film noirs, and psychological thrillers throughout the 1940s and 50s including Hollywood Canteen, The Unfaithful, Shotgun, Man in the Shadow, and The Young One. In very good condition with Scott’s bookplate to the pastedown. Gift inscription to Scott to the front free endpaper.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114081
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
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: William Sloane Associates Publishers, 1953.
Early printing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “For Bernie Theodore H. White.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 118443