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New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott’s landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. Inscribed by the photographer in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Susan Sherman With most cordial regards Berenice Abbott April 4, 1939.” Some rubbing to the corners of the cloth, an excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Scarce and desirable, especially signed and inscribed in the year of publication.
Price: $7,000.00 Item Number: 57048
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1939.
First edition stated on copyright page; first issue with blue topstain of Abbott’s landmark work on New York. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with 97 halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger). Text by Elizabeth McCausland. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 79465
"History will treat me right": First Edition of Ralph David Abernathy's And the Walls Came Tumbling Down; Signed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.
First edition of this work which “brings alive the history of the civil rights era. . . . Abernathy’s storytelling is gripping” (New York Times). Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, “God Bless You Ralph David Abernanthy10-16-89.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by One Plus One Studio.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 117368
"There is no story that is not true, [...] The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others": First Edition of Things Fall Apart; Signed by Chinua Achebe
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959.
First American edition of this “true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world” (Barack Obama). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Chinua Achebe on the title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 117522
Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976.
First edition of this classic work by Ansel Adams. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Adams in the year of publication on the dedication page, “To Dr. Helen Ansel Adams SF 10-30-76.” With an essay by Lawrence Clark Powell. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 116179
Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979.
First edition of Adams’ classic photobook. Oblong folio, original cloth, containing 116 striking black-and-white photogravures, most full-page. Boldly signed by Ansel Adams on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Paul Brooks.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 109473
“REALITY IS FREQUENTLY INACCURATE”: First American Edition of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Signed by Douglas Adams
New York: Harmony Books, 1980.
First American edition of Adams’ sequel to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ken Sansone. Jacket illustration by Peter Cross.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 78996
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918.
First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, with the date of 1918 to the title page. Octavo, original cloth, gilt topstain. In near fine condition. First printings are scarce, especially in this condition.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 119824
“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever”: First Edition of John Adams' A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America; In the Rare Original Boards
London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1787.
First edition of John Adams’ landmark work. Octavo, original boards, minor wear. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half calf clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original boards.
Price: $16,000.00 Item Number: 50010
New York: Farrare, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by John Adams on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 1179
"The Hero of Two Worlds": FIRST EDITION OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS' ORATION ON THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF GILBERT MOTIER DE LAFAYETTE; INSCRIBED BY HIM
Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette. Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, Before Them, In the House of Representatives at Washington on the 31st December, 1834.
Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1835.
First edition of John Quincy Adams’ biography of military hero Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Octavo, bound in red morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Association copy, inscribed by John Quincy Adams on the presentation leaf, “David Spangler, from John Quincy Adams.” In near fine condition. A nice example.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 117241
First Edition of The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer; Inscribed by John Adams
New Jersey: Amadeus Press, 2006.
First edition of this compilation of writings by the famed composer. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the composer John Adams on the title page.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 1298
London: Longman Group Ltd, 1975.
First edition of Michael Adams and Christopher Mayhew’s thesis on the Arab-Israeli struggle in the Middle East. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Ownership name.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 119637
London: Hutchinson, 1996.
First edition of the author’s sequel to his beloved Watership Down. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Inscribed by the author, “Yours sincerely, Richard Adams Whitchurch, Hampshire, 28th February 2004.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 1281
"Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality": First Edition of Watership Down; Signed by Richard Adams
London: Rex Collings, 1972.
First edition of the author’s first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Boldly signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. An exceptional example.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 100548
London: Rex Collings, 1972.
First edition of Richard Adams’ timeless classic novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow bestselling children’s author Madeleine L’Engle, “Yours sincerely, For Madeleine, on a very special occasion Richard Adams.” From the library of Madeleine L’Engle. Both Adams and L’Engle were unknown in the publishing world until their singular best-selling award-winning children’s novels were finally published after numerous rejections. Both authors’ works were also published in their mid-lives after they had married and had children. At the insistence of his daughters, Adams began writing the story he had told them on a car trip in 1966 at the age of 46 and after four publishers and three writers’ agencies turned down the manuscript, Rex Collings agreed to publish the work in 1972. The book gained immediate international acclaim and went on to win the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Prize, and was adapted into several feature films and television series. L’Engle’s best-selling work A Wrinkle in Time was also initially rejected by at least 26 publishers. It was not until a close personal friend of L’Engle’s mother introduced her to John C. Farrar of Farrar, Straus and Giroux that the work was finally published in 1962. L’Engle was 44 years old at the time of publication and A Wrinkle in Time went on to win the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and inspired two film adaptations, both by Disney: a 2003 television film directed by John Kent Harrison; and a 2018 theatrical film directed by Ava DuVernay. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelf wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 99338