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London: Jonathan Cape, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 2572
London: The Bodley Head, 1966.
First edition of this novel set in Haiti under the rule of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, which explores the political suppression and terrorism through the figure of an English hotel owner, Brown. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Ivan Lapper.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 115681
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.
First edition of Marian Seldes’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the actress on the front free endpaper, “This is for Gary with every good wish Marian Seldes.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Thomas Victor.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 115012
"If you live long enough you find, much to your surprise, that ou have lived through a part of history": First edition of Elspeth Huxley's Out in the Midday Sun: My Kenya; inscribed by her
London: Chatto & Windus, 1985.
First edition, early printing of Huxley’s memoirs of her adult life. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Elspeth Huxley, For Joe Ferrier with gratitude for a continuing interest 1986.” The recipient, Joe Ferrier was a fan and pen pal of Huxley’s. They often exchanged letters, books, and article clippings between England and the United States. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 101423
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
First edition of Peters’ work on creating a flourishing organization. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Matt, Thanks for the great interview – again. Best Wishes Tom.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Tran. Jacket photograph by Michele Clement.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 96092
New York: Simon and Schuster , 1988.
First edition of this by the author of The Classic Techniques of Italian Cooking. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Doris, for a lot of pasta! Giuliano.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Julie Metz. Illustrations by Glenn Wolff. Photographs by John Dominis.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 42864
First edition of J. Stanley Reeve's Further Fox-Hunting Recollections Including The Great Lenape Run
New York: The Gosden Head, Ltd, 1935.
First edition of this collection of legendary sportsman’s fox-hunting reminiscences. Quarto, original red wool, morocco labels lettered in gilt to the spine and front panel, illustrated by Robert Ball. Foreword by W. Plunket Stewart Esq. One of 950 numbered copies, this is number 136. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 116085
"There are nights that have the length of centuries and this has been one of them": First signed limited subscriber's edition of Kathleen Coyle's There is a Door
Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1931.
First signed limited subscriber’s edition of Coyle’s short novella. Octavo, original boards. One of five hundred twenty-five numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 506. Very good in the scarce original glassine which shows chipping and wear.
Price: $80.00 Item Number: 96774
First signed limited edition of Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald; one of 250 copies signed by him
Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald: Twenty-Five Years of Art Buchwald’s Best Humor.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.
First signed limited edition of this compilation of Buchwald’s satiric Washington Post columns. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. One of 250 copies signed by the author on the colophon. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Samuel B. Whitehead. Jacket photograph by Diana Walker.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115375
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1918.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition. BAL 10702.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 78064
New York: The Outlook Company, 1904.
Early printing of Riis’s campaign biography of President Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt with others uncut, illustrated with seventeen engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt drawn by George T. Tobin. In fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 103524
London: Puffin Books, 1981.
First edition of this collection of poems for children. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed and dated by the author on the front endpaper, “Michael Rosen 12/10/85.” In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 89125
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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110564
London: Cassell and Company, 1914.
First edition of this “series of unrestrained remarks upon contemporary matters. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110349
"She met, after an instant, his look, and the wan loveliness and stillness of her own had never been greater": first edition of Henry James' The Awkward Age
New York and London : Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899.
First edition of James’ classic novel of a girl coming of age in high English society at the turn of the 20th century. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 81163
First edition of Richard E. Byrd's Little America; From the library of Fellow Explorer Steve Fossett
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.
First edition of Byrd’s account of his first expedition to the South Pole. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of Byrd, with 74 illustrations and maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front 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. In near fine condition. With exceptional provenance.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 112466