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South Africa : Radix 1988
First South African edition, which precedes the American edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by J.M. Coetzee on the title page. In fine condition.
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdman's Publishing 1996
First edition of this work on Jesus by the renowned theologian. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by N.T. Wright on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York : Penguin Press 2009
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For John Cogent Best wishes Liaquat Ahamed New York, May 3 2015.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"What counts is what you do with your money, not where it came from": Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Merton H. Miller
Cambridge : Blackwell 1991
Early printing of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With best wishes Merton H. Miller Chicago, Oct, 1992.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Workhaus Graphics.
Cambridge, MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2009
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn a picture of an ant. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
New York : Seabury Press 1970
First edition of this work by the author of A Long Day’s Dying. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Luette Eaton with gratitude + esteem Frederick Buechner 8 July 1977.” Near fine in very good dust jacket with brown spotting to the extremities. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne.
New York : John Lane 1926
First Frank C. Pape illustrated edition of Anatole France’s novel based on the life of Saint Thais of Egypt. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with engravings and decorations by Frank C. Cape. In very good condition.
“THE VERY FINEST AND STRONGEST PICTURE OF THE SEA AND SEA LIFE THAT OUR LANGUAGE POSSESSES”; First edition, early printing of Conrad's first masterpiece The Nigger of the "Narcissus": A Tale of the Sea
London : William Heinemann 1898
First edition, early impression of Conrad’s first masterpiece, of which he wrote, “After writing the last words of that book… I understood that I had done with the sea, and that henceforth I had to be a writer.” Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
New York : Rinehart & Company, Incorporated 1952
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Ileana on the half-title page, “To Mildred Temple/ Ileana, Princess of Romania, Archduchess of Austria.”
New York : Simon & Schuster 2009
Signed limited first edition of McMurty’s second memoir. Octavo, original cloth. One of only 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 12. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket by Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.
First Edition of Triomphe de l'évangile ou mémoires d'un homme du monde revenu des erreurs du philosophisme moderne Révolution, religion naturelle, philosophie; Finely Bound
Triomphe de l’évangile, ou Mémoires d’un homme du monde, revenu des erreurs du philosophisme moderne; ouvrage où l’on combat d’une manière victorieuse les sophismes de l’incrédulité, et dans lequel on démontre la vérité de la religion catholique.
Lyon : Chez Bruyset aîné et Buynand 1805
First edition of this philosophic defense of Catholicism. Octavo, 4 volumes. Bound in speckled calf, gilt title to the spine with red and green labels. Engraved frontispiece in volume one. In very good condition. Scarce.
"HOW CAN YOU RESPECT THE WORLD WHEN YOU SEE IT'S BEING RUN BY A BUNCH OF KIDS TURNED OLD?": FIRST EDITION OF RABBIT IS RICH; SIGNED BY JOHN UPDIKE
New York : Alfred A. Knopf 1981
First edition of Updike’s third novel in his acclaimed Rabbit series, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Updike. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1981
First edition of this collection of essays in honour of the Nobel Prize-winning economist Richard Stone. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the editor Angus Deaton on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Boston : L.C. Page 1899
First edition of this collection of golf short stories by the father of American football. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of a woman golfer by H.C. Ireland, vignette on title page, top edge gilt. In near fine condition.
New York : The Viking Press 1949
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers by the author. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Clifford J. Fletcher Ludwig Bemelmans.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines: Including Some Stay in the Lebanon, at Palmyra and in Western Turkey.
London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861
First edition of Emily Anne Beaufort’s account of her travels throughout Egypt and Syria. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black morocco spine labels, folding chromolithographic frontispiece to volume I and five other chromolithogrpahic plates throughout. In near fine condition. An attractive example.