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"The unique character of his creative genius stands evident in his work": First edition of In Memoriam: Vladimir Nabokov 1899-1977
New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1977.
First edition of this collection of memorial essays honoring the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov. Octavo, original cloth. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In fine condition.
New York: Random House, 2013.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by both the author and the illustrator on the title page. The Illustrator has drawn a picture, as well. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Denton, TX: Texas State College For Women, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Frangeon Jones/ Fellow Poet/ Fellow Teacher/ who honors my books as well as I do/ with kindest regards/ Robert P. Tristan Coffin”. Coffin has also drawn two birds along with the inscription. Near fine in a good dust jacket.
"Fundamentally, man is a carnivorous animal": First edition of Garry Hogg's Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice
London : Robert Hale Limited, 1958.
First edition of the first major work published in English on the subject of cannibalism. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
Kennebunk, Maine: Kenneth Roberts Centennial Commission, Inc, 1985.
First facsimile edition of “America’s greatest historical novel.” Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Stafford Good.
"I wonder if the wise and great, the winners, doers of hight estate, have idiot moments separate of nothingness from fullest life": First edition of Edgar Lee Masters' Jack Kelso: A Dramatic Poem; inscribed by him
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1928.
First edition of Masters’ dramatic epic poem. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For S.D. Green with the best wishes of Edgar Lee Masters June 13-1928.” In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1925.
First edition of this work by the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
"The bear is a shaggy, slothful, wild beast, in all respects like a man": First edition of The Book of The Bear: Being Twenty-One Tales Finely Bound
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1926.
First edition of this Nonesuch Press collection of Bear tales. Small octavo, original cloth over marbled boards, engraved colored frontispiece and other illustrations by Ray Garnett. In very good condition.
New York: Free Press, 2012.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"As I wandered about that lovely place, I passed by an unknown little lady sitting and reading in a shady corner": First Edition of H.G. Wells' Meanwhile (The Picture of a Lady); in the rare original dust jacket
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.
First American edition of Wells’ 1927 novel detailing a house-party Casa Terragena, an Italian villa with a famous garden on the Italian Riviera. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in the original dust jacket which is in good condition with some wear to the extremities.
First Edition of Graham Greene's Lord Rochester's Monkey Being The Life Of John Wilmot, Second Earl Of Rochester
London: Bodley Head, 1974.
First British edition of this work on John Wilmot. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
New York: New Fathoms Press Ltd, 1950.
First edition of this collection of the playwright’s early plays, written as a young man. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
London: Constable and Company, 1928.
First edition of “the world’s most important book since the Bible” (Ramsay MacDonald). Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
First Edition of The Greek Treasure: A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann; Signed by Irving Stone
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1975.
First edition of this biographical novel of the life of Henry and Sophia Schliemann, pioneers in the field of archaeology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Irving Stone. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it": First American edition of Albert Camus' The Possessed
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960.
First American edition of Camus’ theatrical adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of the same name. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Rand. Jacket photograph by L’Express.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1972.
First edition of this film criticism by Graham Greene. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Smither.