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"In those days every month seemed endless, and the years an eternity": First edition of Impressions by Pierre Loti; with an introduction by Henry James
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co, 1898.
First edition of Pierre Loti’s Impressions. Octavo, original green pictorial buckram, woodcut pictorial title page, woodcut initials. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 109487
London: Longman Group Ltd, 1975.
First edition of Michael Adams and Christopher Mayhew’s thesis on the Arab-Israeli struggle in the Middle East. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Ownership name.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119637
First signed limited edition of Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald; one of 250 copies signed by him
Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald: Twenty-Five Years of Art Buchwald’s Best Humor.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.
First signed limited edition of this compilation of Buchwald’s satiric Washington Post columns. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. One of 250 copies signed by the author on the colophon. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Samuel B. Whitehead. Jacket photograph by Diana Walker.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115375
The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War’s Defining Battle.
New York: Basic Books, 2005.
First edition of this stunningly fluid work of original history. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Margaret S. Creighton on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket, name label to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Pracher Designs. Jacket photograph by Corbis.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119229
London: Puffin Books, 1981.
First edition of this collection of poems for children. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed and dated by the author on the front endpaper, “Michael Rosen 12/10/85.” In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 89125
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton’s interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 67983
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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110599
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
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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 5657
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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 96092
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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 115681
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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 116085
First British edition of Bronislaw Malinowski's The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia
The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia: An Ethnographic Account of Courtship, Marriage, and Family Life among the Natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1929.
First British edition of the influential Polish anthropologist’s study on the social organization of sexuality among the native population of the Trobriand Islands. Octavo, original half vellum over buckram-covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with 96 full-page plates and figures including frontispiece and map. In near fine condition with light toning to the page edges.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 119902
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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 2572
"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.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 96774