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London: The Bodley Head, 1963.
First edition of this collection of stories by Greene, “a sheer mastery of narrative,” the British novelist takes a detour into the uncanny and wondrously absurd in these “compelling” stories (The Guardian). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 114536
"Suddenly I was alone in the world. I didn't know anybody. No one knew me; and no single person liked me": First edition of Rosser Reeves' singular novel
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1980.
First edition of television advertising pioneer Rosser Reeves’ singular novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Rosser Reeves, Sept 9, 1980.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 88143
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Mike Hutcheson many thanks and all the best John McPhee Bradford 1/23/89.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 2544
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 1720
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1958.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Alan Haemer.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 106399
"Wine, women and dice kept him ever hungry, ill, and poor": Finely bound example of Richard Head's The English Rogue
The English Rogue Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant: Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1928.
Finely bound example of Head’s famous satirical autobiography. Quarto, bound in full tree calf with green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, illustrated with plates after the originals. In very good condition. Stamp to the half-title page.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 109026
"Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you, at incredible speed, traveling day and night, through blizzards and desert heat": First Edition of John Ashbery's A Wave; inscribed by him
New York: The Viking Press, 1984.
First edition of Ashbery’s Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, Bollingen Prize and National Book Award winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the poet on the title page, “To Albert Raman, John Ashbery.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. From the library of noted book collector Albert Raman.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 110924
"She was so deeply impressed by his grandeur that she thought it impossible to do him honor enough": Henry James' The Last of the Valerii; one of one hundred numbered copies
London: Boydell Press, 1974.
Limited Artists’ Book edition of Henry James’ The Last of the Valerii. Number 46 of one hundred numbered copies printed on Wookey Hole handmade paper by John Baskett in 16 point Blado italic font, the same font used in the original publication in The Atlantic Monthly for January 1874. Frontispiece by Julia Trevelyan Oman. Octavo, gilt title and tooling spine and front panel. In fine condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 81263
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960.
First edition of this “wonderful tour de force” (Gilbert Highet). Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket designed by Eric Ayers. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 87959
First edition of this work on the famed artist. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 117467
New York: The Penguin Press, 2010.
First edition of this “splendid…the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales” (The Washington Post). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Sebastian Mallaby on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haffar and Tal Goretsky.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 102771
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977.
First edition of this work by the famed economist. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpage. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 2761
London: Chapman and Hall, 1875.
Finely bound early printing of one of Trollope’s four novels about Ireland. Small octavo, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers, frontispiece. Armorial bookplate. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 112403
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931.
First edition of Cobb’s absorbing collection of historical essays. Octavo, original cloth, top edge red. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Yours Sincerely Irvine S. Cobb.” Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 115067