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New York: Random House 1973.
Later printing of the final volume in Boorstin’s The Americans series. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Lydia A. Bogdoyan with admiration and warm regards from Daniel J. Boorstin Sept 23, 1976.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
New York: Random House 1992.
Signed limited edition of this “novel of epic proportions, abounding in visual and historical detail” Richmond Times-Dispatch). Octavo, original cloth, slipcase. In fine condition in the original shrinkwrap.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1909.
First edition of the golfer’s almanac. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In near fine condition. Illustrations by A.W. Bartlett.
"The first sound in the mornings was the clumping of the mill-girls' clogs down the cobbled street": First Edition of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd 1937.
First edition of Orwell’s renowned sociological analysis of working class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Northern England prior to the Second World War, commissioned by Victor Gollancz in January of 1936. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, with 32 photographic plates. In near fine condition.
London: Faber & Faber 1998.
First edition of this anthology by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket painting by Justin Mortimer.
New York: The Penguin Press 2008.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Jeffrey Sachs and scientist Edward O. Wilson, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a fine dust jacket..3
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2001.
First edition of this companion volume to the documentary by Ken Burns. Quarto, original original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author, “For Robert Sargent Fay Ken Burns December 16, 2002.” The recipient was a consulting photographer for this PBS documentary, Mark Twain, directed by Ken Burns. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First edition of Efua Sutherland's Playtime in Africa; from the library of American photographer Marie Cosindas
London: Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd .
First British edition of Sutherland and Bell’s classic children’s photobook. Octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. From the library of American photographer Marie Cosindas with a gift inscription to her on the front free endpaper. Marie Considas became best known for her evocative still life and color portraits. She was one of the first photographers to incorporate color photography into her work, which distinguished her from other photographers in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962, Ansel Adams recommended Cosindas to Polaroid for their artist trial of their new instant-developing color film. She was the fifth woman to have a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1966. In near fine condition.
Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company 1993.
First edition of Nelson’s autobiography. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with 24 pages of photographs. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bill Jones Happy Days and good golfing Byron Nelson.” Foreword by Arnold Palmer. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Dennis Hill.
First Edition of Steven Weinberg's To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper 2015.
First edition of this “thoughtful history of science” (The New Yorker). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly inscribed by Steven Weinberg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milan Bozic.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc 1949.
First edition of Vidal’s fourth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the dedication page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear.
"Striving towards the heavenly desirable regions, I long to behold the wise with insight": First edition of H. W. Wallis' Cosmology of the Rigveda
London: Williams and Norgate 1887.
First edition of Wallis’ exhaustive study of the Cosmology of the ancient Indo-Aryan Indian Rigveda. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
New York: Random House 1969.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Lionel Tiger on the front free endpaper.
London: W.H. Allen 1985.
First edition of this work by Goldsmith. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Milo as a book collector, fellow friend love Jimmy.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.