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"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon": First Edition of Money and Mischief; Inscribed by Milton Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich Publishers, 1992.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist on monetary history. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “For Alan, some bedtime reading, Best regards Milton.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 4119
First Edition of Chained Together:: Mandela, De Klerk, and the Struggle to Remake South Africa; Signed by Both Nobel Laureates
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1993.
First edition of the first account of the unlikely political relationship between Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by both Mandela and de Klerk, “Hurray To David Ottaway, Compliments and best wishes to Claude. NMandela / 14.2.94.” Additionally signed “To Claude / F.W. deKlerk / 18.2.94.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robbin Schiff. Jacket photograph by Louise Gubb.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 97643
Autograph letter signed, “Alexandre Dumas,” to Martin d’Oisy, in French, requesting a copy of the letter from Louis Philippe to King Charles X, including any deletions One page with integral address leaf. Matted and framed with an original carte-de-visite of Dumas. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 18 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 7279
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated paper boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Kerry- With best Amelia Bedelia wishes- Peggy Parish 10/30/82.” Illustrated by Friz Siebel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelfwear to the extremities.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 107575
First Edition of The 9/11 Commission Report; Signed by George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Thomas Kean, Lee Hamilton and Alvin Felzenberg
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004.
First edition of this “document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail” (The Washington Post). Octavo, original boards. Signed on the half-title page by President George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, inscribed by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee H. Hamilton and signed twice by Deputy for Communications Alvin S. Felzenberg. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Archie Ferguson. Rare and desirable with this collection of signatures.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 109532
Royal Christmas and New Years Card Signed by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with a Photograph of the Royal couple
Royal Christmas card with an original black and white photograph of a young Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seated in an automobile amidst a cheering crowd. Boldly signed by Queen Elizabeth, “Elizabeth” and Prince Philip, “Philip.” In fine condition. A striking example.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 89158
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1895.
Imperial edition of Dumas’ Celebrated Crimes. Octavo, eight volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, illustrated with photogravures after original drawings by De Los Rios, Prodhomme, and Wagrez, lettered tissue guards. One of only 500 numbered sets, this is number 433. In near fine condition. A stunning set.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 95144
"Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed”: First Edition of One Up On Wall Street; Inscribed by Peter Lynch
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of this classic volume on investing; one of the all-time best-selling books in the field. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “Bill Garfield 3/1/89 May your stocks go as straight as your sloop when you are on a run Peter Lynch.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with John Rothchild. Jacket design by Barry Littman. Jacket photograph by Larry Maglott.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 42755
“The basic purpose of art is not to teach, but to show—to hold up to man a concretized image of his nature and his place in the universe": First Edition of Ayn Rand's The Romantic Manifesto; Signed by Her
New York: The World Publishing Company, 1969.
First edition of this collection of essays regarding the nature of art. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Tom Lincoln.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 79876
Paris: Gallimard, 1984.
First French edition of Kundera’s magnum opus, which preceded the English translation. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed and dated by Milan Kundera on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 88914
"In Loves fair garden-close I wander free, so take your guerdon elsewhere, lovely June": First edition of Joyce Kilmer's Summer of Love; Inscribed by him to fellow poet and critic Thomas Walsh
New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1911.
First edition, first issue of Joyce Kilmer’s first book of verse. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow poet and literary critic Thomas Walsh, “To Thomas Walsh, With appreciation of his roast of this book, and the sincere admiration of Joyce Kilmer, June 20, 1913, Brooklyn, NY.” A scholar of Latin American and Spanish literature, Thomas Walsh published four books of poetry and wrote many short articles and reviews, including several for the New York Times. With Walsh’s bookplate to the pastedown. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise box. A nice association and uncommon signed as Kilmer was killed in World War I.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 92792
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1976.
Autograph letter signed by Milton Friedman to journalist John Chamberlain, dated March 19, 1976, just seven months before Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. The recipient John Chamberlain was a well-known journalist, business and economic historian, syndicated columnist and literary critic. A nice association linking these great twentieth century intellects. Matted and in a gilt frame.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 3775
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1886.
Octavo, three-quarters leather, 14 volumes. Top edge gilt, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. One of 500 numbered copies. This is set number 144. It also includes the three volume Final Memorials of Longfellow by Ticknor and Company published in 1887. All volumes are numbered 144 of 300 copies. Each volume contains the bookplate of noted American poet and publisher Scofield Thayer, best known for his art collection, which is housed in the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 3612
"Time moves slowly, but passes quickly": First Edition of The Color Purple; Signed by Alice Walker and Steven Spielberg
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.
First edition of Walker’s third novel, in which she became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Alice Walker and director Steven Spielberg on the half-title page. Spielberg produced and directed the 1985 motion picture bearing the same name. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Judith Kazdym Leeds.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 100542
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition of Watson’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Signed by James Watson on the title page. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Some dampstaining to the cloth and a few pages in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 74024
“You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end": First Edition of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch; Signed by Him With the original prospectus
New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1962.
First American edition, first issue jacket with no zip code on rear panel and no roman numerals on lower spine near back panel of Burroughs’ classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William S. Burroughs on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Included is the original prospectus issued by Grove Press prior to publication. Photograph of Burroughs on the rear panel by Martha Rocher. An exceptional example, scarce with the original prospectus.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 87577