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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2003.
First British edition. Octavo, original black boards. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the title page, “For poor Bob Forbes with fervent prayers for peace and better health Queen Noor 2003”. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Simon & Schuster 1994.
First edition of McMurtry and Ossana’s first collaborative novel, a semi-fictional biography of American bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the second free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
First Edition of John Grierson's Challenge to the Poles: Highlights of Arctic and Antarctic Aviation
London: G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd 1964.
First edition of Grierson’s detailed historical survey of the major Arctic and Antarctic aviation expeditions. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers, profusely illustrated with photographs and maps. From the library 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. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Harcourt 2006.
First edition of Stewart’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Rory Stewart on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jennifer Jackman.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co 1899.
Finely bound example of Froude’s work on the life and letters of the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. Octavo, bound in full tree calf with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in 5 compartments, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt coat of arms to the front panel, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. In very good condition.
London: J. M. Dent & Co c. 1895.
First edition of this collection of Sidney’s lyrical poems edited by Ernest Rhys. Small octavo, bound in full vellum with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt titles to the front panel within elaborate gilt botanical borders, engraved tissue-guarded frontispiece, title page and headpieces. In very good condition.
New York: Delphinium Books 2014.
First edition of this provocative and entertaining journey through the architecture of houses and buildings. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Alison Lurie on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Karen Sung. Jacket design by Greg Mortimer.
"In those days every month seemed endless, and the years an eternity": First edition of Impressions by Pierre Loti; with an introduction by Henry James
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co 1898.
First edition of Pierre Loti’s Impressions. Octavo, original green pictorial buckram, woodcut pictorial title page, woodcut initials. In near fine condition.
New York: Brentano's 1920.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original red cloth, frontispiece. In near fine condition.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1911.
Finley bound example of Lord Avebury’s The Pleasures of Life. Octavo, bound in three quarters vellum with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Tasteful bookplate.
"The various accidents which befell a very worthy couple after their uniting in the state of matrimony will be the subject of the following history": Finely Bound Example of Henry Fielding's Amelia
New York: White and Stokes 1882.
Finely bound example of Fielding’s fourth and final novel. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marlbed endpapers. In near fine condition.
Willard Espy's Words at Play Finely Bound; Presentation copy with a Typed Letter Signed by the author laid in
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc 1975.
Early printing of Espy’s work on wit in wordplay. Quarto, bound in half morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red spine labels, marbled endpapers. Presentation copy, from the library of Jonathan Goodman with his embossed library stamp to the front free endpaper. Enclosed is a typed letter signed by the author to the recipient date March 7, 1977 in the original envelope. The letter reads in part, “First time any correspondent has mentioned giving the Almanac the leather treatment. Next time I’m in London I must call to learn whether you really did it…Sincerely, Willard R. Espy.” In near fine condition. A nice association with noted provenance.
New York: Random House 1934.
First edition, advance review copy of Eugene O’Neill’s dramatic foray into the realm of religious faith. Octavo, original cloth. pictorial endpapers, top edge blue. With the publisher’s advance review copy slip laid in dated January 18th 1934. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.