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"He was powerless because he had no precise desire, and this tortured him because he was vainly seeking something to desire": First edition in English of Nabokov's first novel Mary
New York: McGraw-Hill International, Inc, 1970.
First edition in English of Nabokov’s debut novel. Octavo, original black cloth, mustard yellow endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very bright example.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 89051
"Poetry gives off smoke but it doesn't die out. It acts kind of crazy, flutteringly, when it chooses us": Signed limited edition of Yevgeny Yevtushenko's Stolen Apples
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc, 1971.
Signed limited edition of this anthology of the Russian poet’s essays, with English adaptations by James Dickey, Geoffrey Dutton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anthony Kahn, and John Updike among others. Octavo, original cloth. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Yevtushenko, this is number 113. Near fine in the original slip case.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 115039
New York: Random House, 1988.
First edition of this sequel to The Chancellor Manuscript. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Robert Ludlum on the title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 115499
Paris: Goupil & Co, 1910.
Finely bound example of de Nolhac’s work on the paintings of Jean-Marc Nattier. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated with tipped-in engravings including frontispiece in color. In very good condition.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 101496
Manchester: Carcanet, 1993.
First edition of this compilation of Greene’s film criticisms and essays. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 114708
Signed Limited Edition of Woollcott's Second Reader; one of 1500 copies signed by Alexander Woollcott
The Viking Press: New York, 1937.
Signed limited edition of Woollcott’s Second Reader. Octavo, original boards. One of 1500 copies signed by the author on the colophon, this is number 755. In very good condition. Contemporary inscription.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 115623
First Edition of Richard Goldstein's Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria; Inscribed by Him
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
First edition of this definitive work of the rescue of the Andrea Doria. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Andrew Heiskell: With Best Wishes, Richard Goldstein January 21, 2003.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jose Almaguer.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 109457
Bogota: Editorial Oveja Negra, 1984.
First Colombian edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In very good condition.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 110323
New York : Doubleday, 1987.
Early printing of the first lady’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Betty Ford on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Gatti.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 76338
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906.
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. Small octavo, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 101472
London: Williams Collins, 1942.
First edition of Greene’s survey of British drama. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Illustrated with 8 plates in color and 26 in black and white. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Bookplate.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 115538
New York: Holt, 1999.
First edition of Rushdie’s sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 1019
New York: The Viking Press, 1965.
First edition of the only play by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 108439
First edition of Alain Colas' Around the World Alone; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett
New York: Barron's/Woodbury, 1978.
First edition of Colas’ riveting account of his 1978 voyage around the world aboard his 70-foot trimaran the Manureva. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 20 color plates. 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.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 115225