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“The more bare a life is, the more we fear change"; First Edition of Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case
London: Heinemann, 1961.
First edition of this Greene novel set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Octavo, original cloth. Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Lacey Everett. An exceptional example.
“I think I have always liked my fellow men. Liking is a great deal safer than love. It doesn't demand victims. Who is your victim, Querry?”: First Edition of A Burnt-Out Case; Signed by Graham Greene
London: Heinemann, 1961.
First edition of this Greene novel set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Graham Greene on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Dust jacket design by Lacey Everett. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Holland: Harrison of Paris, 1932.
First edition signed limited. Octavo, original cloth, glassine wrapper, original slipcase. One of 760 signed copies by Glenway Wescott. Fine in a the original glassine wrapper. Slipcase is in near fine condition.
"You dont have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily": First Edition of A Canticle For Leibowitz; Inscribed By Walter Miller, Jr.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959.
First edition of the author’s landmark novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Ben Best Regards Walter Miller Jr. 5-28-60.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books inscribed by Walter Miller Jr. are fairly uncommon, even more so in the year of publication.
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1957.
First British edition of Adaline Glasheen’s indispensable guide to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
"It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1885.
First edition, first issue of Stevenson’s classic work. Small octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, top edges gilt. With publisher’s logo in gilt at top left of front cover, presumed publisher’s blind stamp on title page, gilt apostrophe on spine with curved tail, gilt “of” on spine in smaller type, without advertisements. In near fine condition, bookplate to the pastedown and name. Housed in a contemporary custom half morocco and cloth clamshell and chemise. An exceptional example.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
First edition of Stone’s first novel, a fictionalized account of his harrowing experiences in Vietnam. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Joe, Oliver Stone.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Steve Sonder. Jacket illustration by Sergio Premoli.
New York: Modern Library, 1995.
First Modern Library edition of Dickens’ classic work, with an introduction by John Irving. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Light staining to the page edges in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 1956.
Signed limited first edition of this boyhood memory, number 140 of 600 copies. Slim octavo, original green cloth gilt, original acetate, original slipcase with mounted cover label. Fine in a fine slipcase.
A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions; Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage Between the Atlantic and Pacific.
London: John Murray, 1818.
First edition of the prolific author’s detailed account of the history of early voyages to the arctic, from the sixteenth century through 1818 and the voyages of Ross, Kotzebue, Buchan, Parry and Franklin. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, exquisite folding map of the arctic regions, appendix illustrated with engravings. In very good condition.
"One of the most groundbreaking and influential novels of all timeand one of the best": First Edition of Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange; In the Original First Issue Dust Jacket
London: Heinemann, 1962.
First edition of Burgess’ landmark novel. Octavo, original black boards, titles to spine in gilt. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with the wide flaps. Jacket design by Barry Trengrove.
"One of the most groundbreaking and influential novels of all timeand one of the best": Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange; Signed by Him
New York: Ballantine Books, 1965.
First paberback edition of Burgess’ landmark novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by the author on the title page, “With kind regards from Anthony Burgess NY 1966.” In near fine condition. With an afterword by Stanley Edgar Hyman.