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New York: Random House, 1988.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 1090
"The calmest voice and coolest mind in American public life": First Edition of John W. Gardner's No Easy Victories; inscribed by him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of “the father of campaign finance reform”, John W. Gardner’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mariam and Andrew – affectionately, from their friend John W. Gardner.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Herb Weitman.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 110909
“I LIVE ON THE NORTH SHORE, OPPOSITE AN INVISIBLE CUBA”: FIRST EDITION OF IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA
New York: Hawthorn Books, 1965.
First edition of this travel guide to Jamaica, Fleming’s adopted home and where he wrote his Bond novels, with an introductory essay by Fleming and 14 essays on the history, art, religion, and flora and fauna of the Caribbean island. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Illustrated with 25 pages of color photographs. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Battle. Edited by Morris Cargill.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 114622
London: Faber and Faber, 1985.
First edition of the fifth and final volume in the author’s Avignon Quintet. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication on the title page, “Lawrence Durrell 1985.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket watercolor by David Gentleman. Jacket design by Pentagram.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 115874
First edition of Harold William Tilman's Mischief Goes South; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett
London: Hollis & Carter, 1968.
First edition of Henry William Tilman’s classic account of his 1966-67 voyage aboard the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Mischief. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs, charts and maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front 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. Fosset 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. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Yvonne Skargon.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 114927
"Give a chunk to a monkey, give a chunk to a fighter": Later printing of Michael Rosen's Nuts About Nuts; Signed and dated by him
London: Diamond Books, 1999.
Early printing of British children’s author Michael Rosen’s illustrated book of poetry about nuts. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Signed and dated by Michael Rosen on the verso of the front panel, “Michael Rosen Aug 15 2004.” In near fine condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 88124
Collins Crime Club: London, 1958.
First edition of Christie’s classic murder mystery. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A bright example.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 119465
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper, “To Lee Bach With Best Wishes Martin Feldstein.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited and with an introduction by Martin Feldstein. Includes articles by Milton Friedman, Paul A. Samuelson, George P. Schultz, Alan S. Blinder, Irving Kristol and Simon Kuznets.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 102797
Paris: Arthaud, 1955.
First edition of Merton’s work on monastic life and preparation for death. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with photographs, with the rare original dust jacket laid in. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 95366
Paris: Chez Giguet et Michaud, 1805.
Finely bound example of Berchoux’s epic gastronomical poem. 12mo, bound in one quarter morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Engraved frontispiece and other engravings throughout. In near fine condition. Tasteful bookplate to the front free endpaper. A charming example.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 96179
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1958.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Alan Haemer.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 106399
"Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you, at incredible speed, traveling day and night, through blizzards and desert heat": First Edition of John Ashbery's A Wave; inscribed by him
New York: The Viking Press, 1984.
First edition of Ashbery’s Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, Bollingen Prize and National Book Award winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the poet on the title page, “To Albert Raman, John Ashbery.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. From the library of noted book collector Albert Raman.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 110924
"Great Britain is, without contradiction, the largest, finest, and most considerable land in Europe: Nay, one might venture to affirm, she holds the first rank among all the isles of the known world": Second edition of Nichoals Tindal's English translation of Paul de Rapin's monumental History of England
THOYRAS, Rapin de [Paul de Rapin]. Translated into English with Additional Notes by Nicholas Tindal.
London: Printed for James, John, and Paul Knapton, 1732.
Second edition of Tindal’s translation of Paul de Rapin’s monumental history of England. Folio, Volume I., bound in full contemporary calf, illustrated with engraved folding maps and genealogical charts, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. In good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 116744
London: J. M. Dent & Co, 1904.
First edition of Smeaton’s history of Edinburgh. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt with others uncut, marbled endpapers, colored frontispiece with tissue guard, copiously illustrated with colored tissue-guarded engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 96044
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931.
First edition of Cobb’s absorbing collection of historical essays. Octavo, original cloth, top edge red. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Yours Sincerely Irvine S. Cobb.” Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 115067
First Edition of Gene Smith's When The Cheering Stopped: the Last Years of Woodrow Wilson; signed by the author
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1964.
First edition of Smith’s engrossing account of Woodrow Wilson’s final years as President of the United States. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Signed by Gene Smith on the front free endpaper. Fine in the original slipcase which is in very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 115462