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First Columbian Edition and True First of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera
Bogota: Editorial Oveja Negra, 1985.
First Columbian edition and true first which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, small name.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 118569
"With affection and much admiration": John Le Carre's Our Game; Warmly Inscribed by Him to Sally Soames
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.
First edition, second printing of this novel by the author of The Spy Who Came In From the Cold. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Sally with affection and much admiration- David alias John le Carre 13 VI ’95.” The recipient, British photojournalist Sally Soames, worked for The Sunday Times from 1968 until 2000 and was highly regarded for her exclusively black and white portraits of many of the most prominent figures of the 20th century including Menachem Begin, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery, Rudolf Nureyev, Alec Guinness and Andy Warhol. Soames, who was known to be a warm and personal journalist, performed extensive research on the subjects of her photographs and developed intimate rapports with them during her process resulting in intimate and revealing portraits. In addition to the several world leaders Soames came to know and photograph, she captured the creative energy and personality of some of the world’s most gifted authors, poets, and playwrights. She published two books of photographs during her lifetime, Manpower (1987) with text by Robin Morgan and an introduction by Harold Evans and Writers (1995) with a preface by Norman Mailer. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 118634
New York: George Braziller, 1961.
First edition in English of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Claude Simon on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Sydney Butchkes. Translated from the French by Richard Howard.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 118563
"I would take anything I love and throw it off the highest cliff you ever saw and not wait to hear it bounce": First Edition of Across the River and Into the Trees; Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950.
First edition of Hemingway’s first novel since For Whom the Bell Tolls. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Victor Beaver With all best wishes Ernest Hemingway Winter 1951.” Near fine second state with the Scribner’s seal with no A in a near fine first state dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by A. Ivancich. Jacket photograph by Paul Radkai. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 119252
"I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog": First Edition of Saul Bellow's Herzog; Inscribed by Him to Sally Soames
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1965.
First British edition of the author’s second of three National Book Award winning novels, which was and remains an unprecedented literary accomplishment. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Sally S. from S. Bellow Best wishes Oct 10 ’91 Chicago, Ill.” The recipient, British photojournalist Sally Soames, worked for The Sunday Times from 1968 until 2000 and was highly regarded for her exclusively black and white portraits of many of the most prominent figures of the 20th century including Menachem Begin, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery, Rudolf Nureyev, Alec Guinness and Andy Warhol. Soames, who was known to be a warm and personal journalist, performed extensive research on the subjects of her photographs and developed intimate rapports with them during her process resulting in intimate and revealing portraits. In addition to the several world leaders Soames came to know and photograph, she captured the creative energy and personality of some of the world’s most gifted authors, poets, and playwrights. She published two books of photographs during her lifetime, Manpower (1987) with text by Robin Morgan and an introduction by Harold Evans and Writers (1995) with a preface by Norman Mailer. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by John Griffiths.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 118261
Rare collection of black and white photographs taken by John Nort Hall an army photographer with the British military police stationed in India. 15 photographs measuring 8 inches by ten inches, the collection includes photographs of the Taj Mahal, temples, oxen bathing, and local people working and living. In near find condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 119534
Delhi: Manager of Publications, 1934.
First edition of this extensive history of Indian statehood including the history of each state, how it is ruled and by whom and data on the economics and conditions of each state. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with charts and graphs. In near fine condition. Rare.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 119344
Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore: the Hawaiians’ Account of the Formation of Their Islands and Origin of Their Race, with the Traditions of Their Migrations, Etc., As Gathered From Original Sources by Abraham Fornander.
Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1916-1917.
Rare complete first edition set of Fornander’s foundational work on Hawaiian history and legend. Quarto, 9 parts in 3 volumes bound in three quarters 20th century calf with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruling and stamping to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, original wrappers bound in. In fine condition. A rare and desirable complete first edition set.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 119435
London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1913.
Early printing of this classic work. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Percy Fitzpatrick on the title page. In near fine condition with light shelfwear to the extremities. Illustrated by E. Caldwell.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 119744
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; with a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution.
Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1833.
First edition of one of the most significant early studies of the Constitution, second only to The Federalist in its era. Octavo, three volumes, bound in full brown calf, morocco spine labels, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. In near fine condition with light toning to the text. A very sharp example.
Price: $8,500.00 Item Number: 118376
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am": First Edition of Sylvia Plath's Classic The Bell Jar
London: Faber and Faber, 1966.
First edition published using the author’s real name. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 118578
"Always remember the #1 rule of tasting- Always smell it first": First Edition of Robert M. Parker's Bordeaux: The Definitive Guide for the Wines Produced Since 1961; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
First edition of Robert M. Parker’s first book and definitive classic in the field. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “11/26/85 To Mike Cullen, All the best in wine and life Robert M. Parker.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Koppel and Scher. Jacket illustrations by Christopher Wormell.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 118933
"The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet": First Edition of The Stand; Inscribed by Stephen King to friend and fellow writer Stanley Wiater
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1978.
First edition of the author’s classic fourth novel. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Stanley- With all best, and thanks for coming by – Stephen King 7/17/82.” The recipient, Stanley Wiater is a writer and friend of the author. Praised by his friend and colleague Stephen King as “a very talented journalist,” Wiater is a widely acclaimed observer of the dark side of popular culture. He has interviewed more major horror and suspense authors, filmmakers, actors, and artists than any other journalist, living or undead, for nearly five decades. He is the author of The Stephen King Universe. Fine (without the usual sag associated with this bulky volume) in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by John Cayea. An exceptional association.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 119452
"It Is Very Queer That The Unhappiness Of The World Is So Often Brought On By Small Men": First Edition of All Quiet On The Western Front; Inscribed by Erich Maria Remarque
London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929.
First edition in English of this landmark novel of the 20th century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With the compliments and thans to Geor Henry Gribb! Erich Maria Remarque.” With a type letter from the author dated in 28th February, 1929 from Remarque attached to the front pastedown. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. With the original publisher’s list and catalogues card laid in. Translated by A.W. Wheen. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed and inscribed, with only one example appearing at auction in the last 90 years.
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 119450
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Fox Searchlight Pictures , 2017.
Rare screenplay of August Wilson’s classic work, signed by Academy Award winning actors Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.Quarto, bound in flexible brown leather, with matching leather ties, and with the film’s title logo embossed on the front panel This special script was one of a small number made and given to members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Golden Globes Awards consideration. The American Film Institute picked Fences as one of the top ten films of 2016. The film received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Davis) and Best Adapted Screenplay, with Davis winning for her performance. In fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 119876
"THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS": First collected edition of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis and a Letter to Sir Guy Carleton
The American Crisis, and a Letter to Sir Guy Carleton, on the Murder of Captain Huddy, and the Intended Retaliation on Captain Asgill, of the Guards.
London: Printed and Sold by Daniel Isaac Eaton, 1788.
First collected edition and first edition in book form of the thirteen issues of Paine’s legendary call to arms, the first five issues having appeared originally as separate tracts and the last eight issued only in newspapers. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. In near fine condition. Ownership inscriptions. Rare and desirable.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 111055