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Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1925.
First edition of Wells’ work on the Malay jungle. Octavo, original orange cloth, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original dust jacket,
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 1921
London: J.M. Dent & Company, 1906.
First edition of Katharine Burrill’s charming collection of prose, many related to the craft of needlepoint. Octavo, bound in full vellum elaborately decorated with gilt titles and botanical tooling, top edge gilt with others uncut, ribbon bound in. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 114505
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952.
First paperback edition of the author’s third novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second free endpaper, “To Paul Wolk with best wishes Harold Robbins.” In very good condition. Jacket design by John O’Hara Cosgrave II. Author photograph by Floyd B. Hall.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 115071
New York: Random House, 2001.
First edition of this “wonderful, sly, and moving collection” (San Francisco Chronicle). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Billy Collins 2007.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison Saltzman. Jacket art by John Singer Sargent.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 115696
New York: Viking Press, 1959.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Peter Matthiessen on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 17011
New York: Random House, 1994.
Signed limited edition of Michener’s final novel. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by James Michener, number 100 of 500 copies. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 107821
"I'd 'a' broke ninety, but-": First Edition of Chick Evans and Barrie Payne's Ida Broke: The Humor and Philosophy of Golf
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1929.
First edition of this humorous collaboration between famous amateur golfer Chick Evans and golf humorist Barrie Payne. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with “McDuffer” Cartoons. Very good in a facsimile dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 110514
First Edition of Francis Chichester's Gipsy Moth Circles The World; From the Library of Adventurer and Explorer Steve Fossett
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1967.
First edition of the author’s account of circumnavigating the globe in his boat Gypsy IV. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs and maps. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration based on a detail from Sir Francis Chichester Rounding the Horn by Norman Wilkinson.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 112381
Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985.
Early printing of the first volume of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 98991
"in grateful appreciation of her friendship- with sincerest and affectionate regards": First Edition of Turner Catledge's My Life and The Times; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1971.
First edition of this autobiography by the New York Times journalist and editor. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Marian Heishell in grateful appreciation of her friendship- with sincerest and affectionate regards. Turner Catledge.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 109372
London: John Camden Hotten, c. 1867.
Finely bound example of Thomas Wright’s illustrated history of the Georges. Octavo, bound in full contemporary tree calf with gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels with gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers, illustrated with nearly four hundred steel and wood engravings including hand-colored frontispiece. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 115309
London: George Allen, 1893.
Finely bound example of Ruskin’s classic anthology including Of King’s Treasures, Of Queen’s Gardens, and The Mystery of Life and Its Arts. Octavo, bound in full vellum with morocco spine labels, gilt ruling and central gilt Aske’s Hatcham Schools coat of arms, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut. In good condition. Bookplate.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 114418
London: Collins, 1954.
First edition of Batchelor’s moving story exploring the pathos of childhood. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With love from Denzil Batchelor.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 101441
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1949.
First edition and advance review copy of Welty’s evocative fourth short story collection. Octavo, original half cloth. With the publishers’ advance copy slip dated August 18th, 1949 laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by David Stone Martin.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 90416