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"This is the best of my books You can toss the rest": First Edition of Disturbing the Universe; Inscribed by Freeman Dyson
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.
First edition of this autobiography by one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily and uniquely inscribed by Freeman Dyson on the title page, “For ___ ___ Freeman Dyson February 2010 This is the best of my books You can toss the rest.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: The Viking Press, 1973.
First edition of this classic work, basis for the film starring Al Pacino. Octavo, original cloth, with four pages of illustrations. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Dedicated to all the cops of Ridgeville, Ohio (a corps of 2) Peter Maas.” Additionally signed by Al Pacino on the half-title page. Near fine in a good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Stanley Phillips.
"The hell with it ...let chaos reign ...louder music, more wine ...All the old traditions are exhausted and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! It's anybody's ballgame": First Edition of The New Journalism; Signed by Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion and Michael Herr
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973.
First edition of this anthology of new journalism. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion and Michael Herr on the title page. This work includes selections by Truman Capote (from In Cold Blood), Joan Didion (from Slouching Towards Bethlehem), Michael Herr (Khesanh), Terry Southern (Twirling at Ole Miss), Hunter S. Thompson (The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved), Norman Mailer (from Armies of the Night), Tom Wolfe (from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test), George Plimpton (from Paper Lion), among others. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.
First Edition of David Halberstam's The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Random House, 1968.
First edition of this work regarding the life of Robert Kennedy by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mary Hewitt Nolan with thanks that Mary is in charge of my career David Halberstam NYC Sept 75.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Arnold Skolnick. Photograph by Burton Berinsky. An exceptional inscription.
"Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure": First Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Signed by by J.K. Rowling and signed by 14 Harry Potter actors
London : Bloombsbury, 2003.
First edition of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, signed by J.K. Rowling and by 14 Harry Potter actors. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated by Mary Grandpre. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. Additionally signed on the half-title page by the fourteen cast members featured in the Harry Potter film series, including: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid, the half-giant), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Jessica Hynes (Mafalda Hopkirk), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley). Fine in a fine dust jacket. A unique example.
“I SWEAR BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER MAN, NOR ASK ANOTHER MAN TO LIVE FOR MINE": FIRST EDITION OF AYN RAND'S ATLAS SHRUGGED; SIGNED BY HER
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition of one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece stamped in gilt, spine stamped in black and gilt. Boldly signed by Ayn Rand on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Salter. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed.
"The inspiring story of women's struggle for recognition in American public life": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok's Ladies of Courage; Signed by Both
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954.
First edition of Roosevelt and Hickok’s tribute to women in America. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok on the half-title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Uncommon signed.
“Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember": First Edition of Blue Nights; Signed by Joan Didion
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
First edition of this intensely personal and moving account of Joan Didion’s thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness and growing old. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
First Edition of Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road; Inscribed by Him to Friend and Screenwriter Harry Behn
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932.
First edition of Caldwell’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Harry Behn with the best wishes of Erskine Caldwell M.G.M. Culver City June 10th 1933.” The recipient, Harry Behn was a screenwriter who wrote classics such as The Big Parade and Hell’s Angels. Behn collaborated with Caldwell on a screenplay (Call it Experience, p. 157). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light expert restoration. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1978.
First edition of this classic work by Dali. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Translated from the French by Olivier Bernier.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Freeman Dyson for ____ _____.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Perlow.
"This as far as I know is what happens to them": First Edition of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel The Grapes of Wrath; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
First edition, with “First Published in April 1939” on copyright page and first edition notice on the front flap of the dust jacket. Octavo, original beige cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, on an added page, “For Jerry Cady This as far as I know is what happens to them John Steinbeck.” Light dampstaining, very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Elmer Hader. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren": Rare First Editions, First Printings of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55.
First editions, first states of each title comprising the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original red cloth, folding map in the rear of each volume. Near fine in near fine dust jackets with light rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional set.
Complete Set of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin Novels. Including: Master and Commander; Post Captain; H.M.S. Surprise; The Mauritius Command; Desolation Island; The Fortune of War; The Surgeon’s Mate; The Ionian Mission; Treason’s Harbour; The Far Side of the World; The Reverse of the Medal; The Letter of Marque; The Thirteen-Gun Salute; The Nutmeg of Consolation; Clarissa Oakes; The Wine-Dark Sea; The Commodore; The Yellow Admiral; The Hundred Days; Blue at the Mizzen.
London: Collins, 1970-99.
Complete set of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin Novels. Octavo, 20 volumes, original cloth. Each are fine in fine dust jackets. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition.