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First Edition of Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's George Washington; in the rare original dust jacket
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc 1936.
Rare first edition of Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire’s children’s classic. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated with lithographs on stone in five colors and printed by offset lithography. Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire were the first 20th century artists to author and illustrate children’s books using earlier craftsman’s methods such as stone lithography. They won the Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association in 1940, recognizing the previous year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children.” Fine in the scarce original dust jacket which is price-clipped and in very good condition.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1987.
First edition of this novel by the Academy award-winning director. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his publisher in the year of publication, “Dear Howard Thanks for your faith in this book and thanks for your friendship! Elia June ’78 P.S. I don’t think we should be giving books away, even to you! Oh well-.” The recipient, Howard Kaminsky was the former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon. Among the authors he published were Elmore Leonard, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal, David Halberstam and Richard Nixon. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
New York: Random House 1963.
First edition. Some rubbing to the boards, else near fine in a very good price clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page.
First Edition of Bernard Lewis' The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Scribner 1995.
First edition. Octavo original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Leslie, old friend, good friend- with affectionate greetings Bernard Lewis 23-5-96.”
Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office 1977.
First edition of this collection of public messages, speeches, and statements of President Ford. Thick octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gerald Ford on the front free endpaper. In very good condition, bookplate, deaccessioned from a library.
New York: McGraw-Hill 2000.
First edition of this collection of business articles from the New York Times. Quarto, original boards. Foreword by Paul A. Volcker. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Kurt A good friend and a great journalist Floyd Norris.” Additionally signed “best wishes Paul Volcker,” at his contribution. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"Here we see the men who shaped the American experience and were shaped by it": First edition of Daniel J. Boorstin's The Americans: The National Experience; lengthily inscribed by him
New York: Random House 1965.
First edition of Boorstin’s Francis Parkman Prize-winning book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Dr. Frank Rufords with the admiration and warm regards of Daniel J. Boorstin April 9, 1966.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Anita Karl.
“DOES IT NOT APPEAR TO YOU VERSATILITY IS THE TRUE AND RARE CHARACTERISTIC OF THAT RARE THING CALLED GENIUS”: MITFORD’S OUR VILLAGE
London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1904.
Octavo, Three quarters green leather over marbled boards. Gilt tooling to the spine, top edge gilt.
London: Longmans, Green and Co 1964.
First edition of Mackesy’s monumental work on the American Revolutionary War. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Magnor Street from Piers Mackesy with happy memories of Sharon.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
First Edition of Rethinking International Trade; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 1990.
First edition of this early work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To William Paul Krugman.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“Happiness is good health and a bad memory”: P.B. Socci sketch of Academy Award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman; Signed by Ingrid Bergman
Rare graphite artist’s sketch of Academy Award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc. Signed by Ingrid Bergman. Additionally signed by the artist, P.B. Socci. Active in the mid 1970s, American artist Pat B. Socci gained a reputation for seeking out Hollywood icons to sign his sketched portraits. The drawing measures 8.75 inches by 11.5 inches.
London: Downey & Company 1899.
Quarto, bound in full read leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. Twenty colour illustrations with tissue guard, by Henry Alken, all present. In excellent condition.
First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement; published by bloch in the rare original cloth
Cincinatti: Block and Co., Publishers and Printers 1866.
First edition of one of the earliest Jewish American devotionals, written by one of the most influential Reform rabbis in the history of the United States and published by the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States. With text in Hebrew, English and German. Small octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. In good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
Chicago: Contemporary Books 1987.
First edition of this work which provides a look at Wall Street and the stock market’s history through dramatic charts and visuals. Oblong quarto, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed on by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Lee, When I told by 16 year old about your Dad and the flat tire he acknowledged that he wouldn’t be able to top that. It was fun seeing you last week. Hope you like this. Ken Fisher 6/20/87.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Georgene Sainati.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by James Watson and also signed by scientist Edward O. Wilson on the front free endpaper. In fine condition.
First Edition of Sandra Day O'Connor's The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice; Inscribed by Her
New York: Random House 2003.
First edition of this work which reveals what Justice O’Connor learned and believes about American law and life, insights gleaned over her years as one of the most powerful and inspiring women in American history. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “For Mary with good wishes Sandra O’Connor.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by Craig Joyce. Jacket design by Allison Saltzman. Jacket photograph by Annie Liebovitz.