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"THE JEWS WISH TO HAVE A STATE, AND THEY SHALL HAVE ONE": FIRST EDITION OF HERZL'S DER Judenstaat; In the Rare Original Wrappers
Leipzig and Vienna: M. Breitenstein Verlag-Buchhandlung, 1896.
First edition of Herzl’s landmark manifesto for an independent Jewish state, “one of the most important books in the history of the Jewish People.” Octavo, bound in cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 119758
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me": First edition of Daphne du Maurier's masterpiece Rebecca; With a signed note laid in
London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1938.
First edition of du Maurier’s masterpiece which was later made into the Oscar-winning 1940 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with a signed note by Daphne du Maurier laid in on your letterhead, dated July 1st 1973. A nice example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 119443
“WHEN IN DOUBT, SAY NOTHING AND MOVE ON”: FIRST EDITION OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA; INSCRIBED BY HIM to Book Critic John Barkham
New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
First edition of this science fiction cornerstone. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, “To John Barkham, with all good wishes, Arthur C. Clarke, N.Y.C. 23 July 1973.” Barkham, a book critic, reviewed thousands of books primarily on contemporary history and Africa over fifty years. His reviews appeared frequently in The New York Times Book Review, The New York World-Telegram, The New York Post and in syndication across the country. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Hal Siegel. Photograph of the author by Peter M. Castellano.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 119228
Paris: Gallimard, 1948.
First edition of this classic play by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “A. M. Antomin en cordial hommage Albert Camus.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 119263
First edition of George Catlin's O-Kee-Pa: A Religious Ceremony: and other Customs of the Mandans; in the rare original green cloth
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co, 1867.
First edition of Catlin’s important work on the Mandan people and their rituals, one of the only records of the Mandan tribe which was almost entirely exterminated in the smallpox epidemic of 1837. Octavo, original publisher’s green beveled cloth with gilt titles and double gilt ruling to the front panel, illustrated with thirteen tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates after Catlin by Simonau & Toovely, half-title present, coated green endleaves, all edges gilt. From the library of American businessman and amateur archaeologist William H. Claflin Jr. with his pictorial bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable, especially in this condition.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 119463
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.
First editions, early printings of President Truman’s presidential memoirs. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page of Volume I in the year of publication, “Signed and inscribed by Truman on the dedication page in volume one, “To Norton L. Morgan, 3/24/56 – Harry Truman.” Both volumes are near fine in near fine dust jackets. Jacket designs by Sydney Butchkes. Jacket photographs by Eliot Elsofon and U.S. Army Corps.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 119469
New York: Decland X McMullen Company, 1947.
First edition of this classic work which recounts the life of Jesus, from his birth to his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “My Dear Jack and Jim, May you love Jesus each day more and more- Fulton Sheen.” Inscription, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119549
Glasgow: Printed by and For J. & J. Schymgeour, 1805.
Early edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels. In near fine condition, contemporary bookplate. A very sharp set.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 111691
First Murray's Imperial Library edition of Theodore Roosevelt's African Game Trails; inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt IV
London: John Murray, 1910.
First Murray’s Imperial Library edition of Roosevelt’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, with illustrations from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin and from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition including tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt and one of his big lions. Presentation copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt’s great-grandson Theodore Roosevelt IV, “To my good friend Roger whose wonderful library arouses considerable envy rivaled only by that provoked by his extraordinary collection of art. Theodore Roosevelt IV.” Laid in is Theodore Roosevelt IV’s business card as managing director of Lehman Brothers which is also inscribed on the verso, “To my good friend Roger May our paths cross again in Africa. Ted Roosevelt IV.” Theodore Roosevelt V, commonly known as Theodore Roosevelt IV, is an investment banker and managing director at Barclays Capital Corporation as well as a prominent conservationist. His name suffix varies since President Roosevelt’s father was Theodore Roosevelt Sr., though the same-named son did not commonly use a “Jr” name suffix. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119944
"For my friend Larry Pressler, with respect and thanks": Al Gore's Earth in the Balance; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Senator Larry Pressler
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.
First edition, early printing of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “For my friend Larry Pressler, with respect and thanks, Al Gore 2/19/92 (P.S. You were kind to purchase a book, and I wanted you to have this one too.)” The recipient Larry Pressler was a colleague of Gore’s in the United States Senate and close friend. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michaela Sullivan. Photograph of the author by Terry Ashe.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 119478
"Let us be quite sober. Let us diligently apply the means, never doubting that a just God, in his own good time, will give us the rightful result": First Edition of The Life Of Abraham Lincoln; Lengthily Inscribed by Ida Tarbell
The Life Of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and Containing Many Speeches, Letters, and Telegrams Hitherto Unpublished.
New York: Lincoln Memorial Association, 1900.
First edition of this work by the award-winning journalist. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, uniquely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with a long quote from Lincoln, “Inscribed for L. D. Green with the good wishes of Ida M. Tarbell. ‘Let us be quite sober. Let us diligently apply the means, never doubting that a just God, in his own good time, will give us the rightful result.’ Lincoln in August 1863.” In very good condition, some dampstaining. A unique inscription.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 119734
“The destiny a person suffers therefore has a twofold meaning: to be shaped where possible, and to be endured where necessary": First Edition of Viktor E. Frankl's The Doctor and the Soul; Signed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.
First edition of Frankl’s classic work which explores topics on the meaning of life in general as well as the meaning of specific areas of one’s life, such as work and personal relationships. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Mrs. Norma Phil- Cips Viktor Frankl May 1st 1955 Chicago.” Bookplate of the recipient to the front pastedown, near fine in a good dust jacket. Typography, binding and jacket design by Herbert Bayer. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119462
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
First edition of this “fabulously rich novel, highly compelling” (The Independent). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Orhan Pamuk and twice by dust jacket designer Chip Kidd (once on the half-title page and on the jacket flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 119627
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First American edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Orhan Pamuk and three times by dust jacket designer Chip Kidd (on the half-title page, rear jacket flap and on the front panel). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated by Maureen Freely.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 119589
New York: Bloomsbury, 2001.
First edition of Bourdain’s riveting retelling of the story of notorious cook Mary Mallon. Small octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by Anthony Bourdain on the title page. Fine in the original acetate dust jacket which is in near fine condition. Jacket design by Random Features Industries. Jacket photograph by Vincent Giavelli.
Price: $800.00 Item Number: 119970
New York: Villard, 1997.
First edition of Bourdain’s second novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Anthony Bourdain on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Misa Erder. Ownership name.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119933