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Rare First Edition of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 2013 Annual Report; signed by Warren Buffett and inscribed by Bill Gates
Omaha, Nebraska: Warren E. Bufferr, 2014.
First edition of the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, signed by Warren E. Buffett and Bill Gates. Octavo, original wrappers, signed on the front panel by Warren E. Buffett and signed by Bill Gates, “Best wishes, Bill Gates.” Gates served on the board of Berkshire during this time. In 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates were ranked as the second most generous philanthropists in the U.S., and Warren Buffett the first. In fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by both Buffett and Gates.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 117380
"Wootton Major it was called because it was not very large, though it was at that time prosperous": First edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company , 1967.
First edition of Tolkien’s classic fairy story. Small octavo, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph of Tolkien by Roger Hill. An exceptional example.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 117888
"Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman": Raymond Briggs' Fee Fi Fo Fum; Signed and dated by him
Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1971.
Early printing of Briggs’ collection of nursery rhymes. Oblong octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Raymond Briggs 1981 April 21.” In near fine condition.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 117431
Autograph manuscript page signed by and entirely in the hand of Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow. One page on lined paper, the manuscript reads, “One economic school of thought has held that agents anticipate correctly all future prices including contingent prices to allow for uncertainty. Hence, it is held, the Arrow-Debreu model correctly analyzes the actual economic world. That has been termed the ‘rational expectations’ view (John Muth, Robert Lucas). It is intellectually attractive and has generated important research, empirical and theoretical. I must nevertheless record my opinion that very important elements of reality are not accounted for by this descendant of my thoughts. There is a subtle but important difference between having complete markets and not having them. In the second case, for example, there will be a market for steel next year, but no market on which steel… ” Signed by Arrow in the upper right corner of the page. Accompanied by a transmittal envelope with Arrow’s Stanford University return address. In fine condition.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 117800
Rare Republic of China official card signed in Chinese by Chiang Kai-shek. One page with the embossed symbol of the White Sun. Signed in Chinese by Chiang Kai-shek. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 117483
New York: Crown, 2020.
First edition, early printing of this “unparalleled masterpiece of social criticism” (Imani Perry). Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Eddie Glaude on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 117519
"How can you ask someone to live in the world and not have something to say about injustice?": First Edition of The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World; signed by John Carlos and Dave Zirin
Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2011.
First edition of the remarkable story of John Carlos, best known for raising his black-gloved fist as a salute to Black Power and human rights on the 1968 Olympic podium. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with photographs. Signed by Dave Zirin and signed and dated by John Carlos on the title page in the year of publication, “John Carlos 68 + 2011.” Foreword by Dr. Cornel West. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 117680
Rare autograph note signed by internet pioneer Vint Cerf. One page, partially printed, the note is written in response to the printed question: What was the intended purpose of the Internet? What sort of role did you wish for it to have in our lives? “It began as a project to support computer use in military command & control but it’s [sic] civilian applications soon became apparent. I saw it as the beginning of an Internetted global society. Vint Cerf.” In fine condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 117577
Rare original drawing of beloved Peanuts character Snoopy. Drawn and signed by Charles M. Schulz. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 13 inches.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 115402
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.
First edition, early printing of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by both Masters and Johnson on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Emery based on a design by George Price. We have never encountered another signed example.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 117478
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1959.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author in which he summarizes his philosophical beliefs and explains how they changed during his life. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bertrand Russell on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 117453
Large print of beloved Peanuts character Snoopy napping on top of his dog house. Inscribed by Charles M. Schulz, “For George with best wishes – Charles M. Schulz.” Inf fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 15.75 inches.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 117385
“When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing”: First Edition of Octavia E. Butler's Fledgling; Signed by Her
New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005.
First edition of Butler’s final novel by the “grand dame of science fiction.” Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Octavia E. Butler on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pollen, New York. Uncommon signed as Butler passed away shortly after publication.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 117323
Rare collection of six souvenir New Orleans cookbooks and culinary brochures. The cookbooks and brochures include “Gourmet’s Guide to New Orleans” (1941), “New Orleans Carnival Cook Book” (Women’s Republican Club of Louisiana, 1941), “Brer Rabbit’s New Orleans Molasses Recipes For Delicious Desserts, Candies, Beverages, and other Tasty Foods”, “New Orleans Recipes” by Mary Moore Bremer (1932), “The Secret of Creole Cooking”, and “good old Creole Recipes”. In fine condition.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 117533
"America's most interesting city" Rare collection of New Orleans souvenir albums, pictorial travel brochures, and postcards
Rare collection of 5 souvenir albums and nine pictorial travel brochures printed between 1938 and 1960. The souvenir albums include a “Souvenir Condensed History of New Orleans for the Tourist” (c. 1955), a “Souvenir du Restaurant Antoine”, “New Orleans, America’s Most Interesting City”, an early accordion-style pictorial album, and “Winter in New Orleans: Season 1908-1909” issued by the Southern Pacific Railway (1909). The brochures include a Louisiana Road Map issued by the Tourist Bureau of Baton Rouge, visitor’s city guides, a 1938 Spring Fiesta brochure, a guide to Bellingrath Gardens, and a collection of original postcards from the Montenegro Hotel. In fine condition. A charming collection in remarkable condition.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 117352
Rare 1976 Series Two Dollar Bill; signed by American Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence
Washington, D.C: United States Treasury, 1976.
Rare two dollar bill signed by American astronaut and the second man to land on the moon, Buzz Aldrin on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117394