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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of this work by the author of Lolita. Quarto, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Gamarello. Edited by Fredson Bowers. Introduction by John Updike.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 117119
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
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.
Early printing of the author’s fictionalized autobiography, detailing his early to mid 20s. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of American actor Zachary Scott, the first husband of Elaine Scott who later married John Steinbeck. Scott is best remembered for his many roles as villains and “mystery men” in dozens of musical comedies, film noirs, and psychological thrillers throughout the 1940s and 50s including Hollywood Canteen, The Unfaithful, Shotgun, Man in the Shadow, and The Young One. In very good condition with Scott’s bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114482
First Edition of Peter Singers The Most Good You Can Do; Lengthily Inscribed by the author in the year of publication
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015.
First edition of moral philosopher Peter Singer’s introduction to living altruistically. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Aaron, Good luck in explaining the philosophical issues in effective altruism. Peter Singer 4.12.15.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 88113
Kalamazoo: Fetzer Institute, 2006.
First edition of this collection of essays exploring America’s wavering faith in the American Dream. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Signed by Howard Zinn on the title page.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 1246
New York: Everest House Publishers, 1982.
First edition of the author and illustrator’s third collaborative book of illustrated poems. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Edward Gorey on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Edward Gorey.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115042
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.
First edition of Updike’s eighth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Updike on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 79890
"The Romance of New Orleans? Open your eyes, mesdames et messieurs, upon a picture..." Rare first edition of The Romance of New Orleans
New Orleans: Lybcus Publishing Co, 1919.
Rare first edition of this early guide to the history and architecture of New Orleans. Octavo, original hand-colored wrappers as issued, illustrated with 30 full-page illustrations of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the the Dueling Oaks, The Cabildo, French Quarter, Old Absinthe House, St. Roch’s Chapel, Margaret’s Monument, Jackson Square, Delgado Art Gallery, Canal Street, and the Chalmette Monument. In fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 117350
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: 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.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 100011
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1865.
Finely bound example of Charlotte Mary Yonge’s early novel. Octavo, two volumes bound into one in full vellum with morocco spine labels lettered in git, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, gilt Greek key ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt central Unicorn motif to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114628
London: The Hogarth Press, 1946.
First edition of this novel by the author whom V.S. Pritchett called, “belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.” Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115198
Athens: Ekdotikos Oikos Minotauros, 1961.
First Greek edition of Nabokov’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Prologue by N. G. Stathatou.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 48758