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EDISON Thomas Alva DYER Frank Lewis

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Item Description: 1910. First Edition. "(EDISON, Thomas Alva) DYER, Frank Lewis and MARTIN, Thomas Commerford. Edison. His Life and Inventions. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1910. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth, top edges gilt, original glassine (Volume II only). Housed together in a custom clamshell box. $8800.First edition of the first "complete, authentic and authorized" biography of Edison, boldly signed by him, inscribed by the author to one of the founders of Biograph Studios, one of the most important early movie studios: "To my friend H.N. Marvin with compliments. Frank L. Dyer. Orange, N.J. June 15, 1911."Primarily authored by Frank Lewis Dyer, who headed Edison's legal and corporate affairs for over a decade, with Electrical World editor Thomas Martin, this two-volume, generously illustrated work was "long regarded as the standard, authorized biography [and] is a rich source of biographical details, particularly on Edison's early career" (Burt, The Biography Book, 125). Subsequent biographers would inevitably "begin with a large debt to the authorized biography written in 1910 (and enlarged in1929) Filled with good stories and extensive quotations from Edison himself, it tells Edison's life largely thorough his most well-known inventions Dyer and Martin provide a good technical discussion of these inventions and furnish insight into Edison's inventive and business methods" (Hessenbuch, 192). Additionally, as contemporary reviewers noted, Edison "throws light on important phases of the economic history of our time Edison has been almost through the whole of his career an organizer, manager, investor" (Taussig, Quarterly Journal of Economics). With Edison's stamped signature on publisher's statement of authorization, Volume I. Illustrated with 26 full-page photogravures, including two frontispiece portraits. Volume II with a lengthy appendix detailing Edison's United States patents granted from 1868-1909 and his more than 1000 foreign patents, as well as informative diagrams and descriptions of his work on the telephone, incandescent lamp, phonograph, motion picture inventions and more. Without rare dust jackets or rare publisher's cardboard slipcase; with rare printed glassine for Volume II only. This copy is inscribed to Henry Norton Marvin, one of the founders of Biograph Studios, one of the early pioneers of the film industry. Marvin began working with W.K.L. Dickson—a former employee of Edison's—in the 1890s, founding a company that would go on to become The Biograph Company. At its height, director D.W. Griffith was making a steady stream of films for Biograph starring the likes of Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian and Dorothy Gish and Mack Sennett (who would also direct for the company). Starting in 1908 Biograph became part of the Motion Picture Patents Company, an Edison-led consortium of studios that was finally dissolved in 1915 due to antitrust violations. At the time of this inscription, Marvin was vice-president and general manager of the company.Interiors generally fine, cloth of Volume I rubbed, gilt bright. An extremely good copy with a excellent film association.". Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107911

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MORRIS Rev. F. O. FAWCETT Benjamin

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Item Description: 1865. MORRIS, Francis Orpen. A History of British Birds. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1865. Six volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $2500.Early edition of Morris’ popular British ornithology, with 358 vividly hand-colored wood-engravings by Benjamin Fawcett from the drawings of Richard Alington. Handsomely bound by William Matthews.Morris is "best known by his works on natural history, which, although 'popular' rather than scientific, had much literary value" (DNB). First published in monthly parts by Richard Groombridge from 1851-57, this first Bell edition of Morris' Birds was reissued in 1870 from the original color wood blocks made by Benjamin Fawcett. The Birds "early obtained considerable popularity on account of its readability and moderate cost" (Zimmer). "The work deals broadly with individual species, for instance as regards their distribution, occurrence in the British Isles, and habits, the birds themselves and their eggs being also described. The number of species included in the work increased gradually as new species were added to British avifauna" (Anker). This second edition was considered by Morris an improvement over the first, with seven additional plates. The plates were made from original drawings by Richard Alington, transferred to wood, engraved and color-printed by Benjamin Fawcett, whose firm specialized in very fine quality xylographs— a color wood-engraving process. Fawcett is generally considered the "father of color printing," having developed a cost-effective method of cutting several color wood blocks for a given plate (these in two blocks of black and gray), thereby reducing the number additional colors to be painted by hand. First published in monthly parts by Richard Groombridge from 1851-57, this reissue of the first edition precedes the 1870 revised second edition. Zimmer, 443. Nissen 645. Sitwell, 125. See Anker 346. Volumes I and II expertly rebacked with original spines neatly laid down, Volume IV with expert joint repairs. Some volumes with very mild dampstaining to lower margin of some leaves, not affecting plate images or text. Near-fine condition, a very handsome set. Bookseller Inventory # 101863

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CHURCHILL Winston

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Item Description: 1948. First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cassell, (1948-54). Six volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, all edges gilt. $3500.First English editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, handsomely bound.The six volumes of Churchill's masterpiece were published separately between 1948 and 1954. With the Second World War, Churchill "pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street" (Reynolds, xxiii). "Winston himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. Cohen A240.4. Woods A123b. Langworth, 254. A fine set, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 104354

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HEMINGWAY Ernest

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Item Description: 1929. First Edition. "HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Octavo, original black cloth, gold paper labels, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $9500.First trade edition, first issue, of the novel that "placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters," in scarce first issue dust jacket."Probably [Hemingway's] best Its success was so enormous After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence the beginning, like all his beginnings, seems effortless and magical" (Connolly, Modern Movement 60). "The novel that placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters the most satisfying and most sustained, the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway's novels. It bears the mark of Hemingway's best gifts as a writer" (Mellow, 377-79). First edition, first printing with publisher's seal on copyright page, no disclamer on page x; in first issue art deco dust jacket by Cleonike Damianakes, with front flap misspelling of the heroine's name as "Katharine Barclay" instead of "Catherine Barkley." Appeared simultaneously with a limited edition of 510 numbered copies. Hanneman 8a. Bruccoli & Clark, 178. Book fine. Scarce original dust jacket unrestored with a bit of toning to spine and mild edge-wear to spine ends and front upper corner only; lovely front panel clean and quite bright. A beautiful about-fine copy, most scarce in this condition.". Bookseller Inventory # 103871

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HICKS John R.

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Item Description: 1981. First Edition. "HICKS, John R. Collected Essays on Economic Theory. Wealth and Welfare. WITH: Money, Interest and Wages. WITH: Classics and Moderns. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, (1981). Octavo, original blue, green, and red cloth and paper boards, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of this collection of essays on money and growth, including two previously unpublished essays.This three-volume series comprises Hicks' most important theoretical papers. It covers topics such as price and income; welfare economics; monetary theory; the differences between Hicks and Keynes; Hicks' views on earlier economists; mathematical economics; and trade. "One of the most important and influential economists of the 20th century, the trail of the eternally eclectic John Hicks is found all over economic theory The quintessential 'economist's economist,' Hicks cannot be said to have founded a 'school If any, his school was 'economics Hicks' scholarly output is a perfect demonstration of how economics should be done: without partisanship for pet theories, without ideological quibbling, his own strictest critic, learning from all and everywhere, constantly searching for new ideas and staying glued to none No economist, before or since Hicks, has achieved such 'Olympian' scholarship" (Fonseca). "Hicks will probably appear in the history of economics as the greatest British theorist of the century" (Niehans, 371). Hicks was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1972. The essays in these volumes were previously published in a variety of journals and books. Fine condition.". Bookseller Inventory # 102705

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SOLOW Robert

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Item Description: 1963. First Edition. SOLOW, Robert M. Capital Theory and the Rate of Return. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1963. Octavo, original green paper boards. $1500.First edition of this Nobel prize-winner's De Vries Lectures on economics."These three lectures in the volume under review consolidate and extend Robert Solow's previous examination of the relationship between capital and economic growth. What is crucial is to know the social rate of return on investment; this is the principal theme, and a sound one. Readers of Solow's articles on capital and growth will surely wish to continue with this book. It is also a particularly good introduction to the discussion; prepared for oral delivery, the presentation seems easier to follow than his previous contributions. It would be an injustice, however, to imply that these lectures are merely one more contribution to the current debate over capital and growth; they are more than that. This review can scarcely suggest the breadth of the discussion or the elegance of the theoretical analysis and manipulation of simple models; suffice it to say that the whole volume is highly stimulating" (Denison, American Economic Review). Interior generally fine, slight rubbing to spine ends, mild toning to rear board. A near-fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 105294

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HANDY W.C.

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Item Description: 1926. First Edition. "HANDY, W.C., editor. Blues. An Anthology. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. Folio (9 by 12 inches), original black and purple cloth. $1500.First edition of this classic jazz anthology featuring text as well as piano/vocal parts, inscribed in the year of publication: "To Miss Lydia G. Fraser, with best wishes, W.C. Handy. 5-10-'26."The editor of this work, W.C. Handy, was a famous jazz musician and composer. Blues: An Anthology was the first book on the blues for a general audience. Handy intended for this illustrated book to be accessible, to contain compelling music and to, above all, foster a love and respect for jazz. His methods work and it was reprinted throughout the 20th century. "Handy may not have 'fathered' the blues nor did he write true 'blues' songs of the type that were performed by country blues musicians. But he did write one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, which introduced blues tonalities and themes to popular music. His influence on stage music and jazz was profound" (ANB). Without scarce original dust jacket. Slightest foxing to interior, minor rubbing mainly to spine. A near-fine inscribed copy.". Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106264

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NAIPUL Vidiadhar Surajprasad

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Item Description: 1959. First Edition. NAIPUL, V.S. Miguel Street. (London): Andre Deutsch, (1959). Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Naipul's powerful collection of stories about colonial Trinidad."Miguel Street by V. S. Naipaul, is a beguiling book about growing up in the West Indies. The sketches are written lightly, so that tragedy is understated and comedy is overstated, yet the ring of truth always prevails. A comparison with "Porgy and Bess" has been suggested. The parallel has at least the merit of reminding us that the whole world is one. In that hospitable mood we might also remember Mark Twain's tales of life on the Mississippi. But Miguel Street, in Trinidad, is not really very much like Catfish Row, nor are reminders of nineteenth-century Missouri prevalent. What is true and, if you will, significant about Mr. Naipaul's book is that it presents a world of its own excellently" (New York Times). Book fine, dust jacket very nearly so. Bookseller Inventory # 106977

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POLLOCK Walter

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Item Description: 1889. First Edition. (SPORT) POLLOCK, Walter H. Fencing. Boxing. Wrestling. London: Longmans, Green, 1889. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked, top edge gilt, uncut. $1650.Limited large paper first edition, number 54 of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to three sports of combat: fencing, boxing and wrestling.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the "Badminton Library" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, "the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). This volume includes illustrated instructions on fencing technique from simple attacks to parries and feints; boxing steps and punches; and explanations of such wrestling "chips" as the Hank, the Cross-Buttock and the Cross Click. Illustrated with 42 full-page plates. Front board gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Occasional light foxing. Binding with light expert restoration. Extremely good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104950

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MEAD Edward Sherwood GRODINSKY Julius

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Item Description: 1939. First Edition. MEAD, Edward Sherwood and GRODINSKY, Julius. The Ebb and Flow of Investment Values. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century, 1939. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition of this post-Crash work offering a new theory of investment and investment policy for a surplus economy, in scarce original dust jacket.In this work, written after the post-Crash failure of some of the country's strongest industries, Mead and Grodinsky set out a revolutionary new theory of investment. Attempting to both minimize the risk and simplify investment policy, the pair argue that the sole consideration in investment should be the selection of the industry in which one wishes to invest. Thus, investors must focus their energies on identifying growth industries and then, once stocks are purchased, stay alert for signs of obsolescence and decay. The entire theory, then, is much more manageable than its predecessors as it allows the investor to focus on broad trends in industry rather on the complexities of individual stocks. First printing, with "(1)" on last page of text. Book fine, scarce, bright dust jacket with only a few tape repairs including one to recto and mild toning to spine. A handsome copy in near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104550

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FERBER Edna

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Item Description: 1952. First Edition. "FERBER, Edna. Giant. Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber’s epic saga of the American Dream, basis for the 1956 Oscar-winning film starring James Dean. Warmly inscribed by the author, "Inscribed for – Helen W—— – front office magic. Edna Ferber.""One of the 20th century's most popular writers" Ferber won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel So Big in 1925 and throughout her career consistently wrote "the broad-based saga of America a vision of America as a land of possibilities, a belief in the American Dream" (ANB). Thirteen years from initial idea to publication, her best-known novel Giant provoked both critical praise and fury, leading the New York Times reviewer to conclude that "when Texans read what she has written about them they won't like Ferber [yet] almost everyone else is going to revel in these pages." The 1956 film adaptation starred Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, who died before the film's release, and earned legendary director George Stevens his second Oscar for Best Director. Recipient's ownership inscription.Dust jacket with light toning to spine, light edge-wear including closed tear to rear panel. Book fine. An attractive inscribed copy in near-fine condition.". Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107243

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ROTH Philip

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Item Description: 1969. First Edition. ROTH, Philip. Portnoy's Complaint. New York: Random House, (1969). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1800.First trade edition of Roth's breakthrough novel, boldly inscribed by him, "Aug. 1971, For J"" P"" My best, Philip Roth."One of Roth's most successful novels, relating the angst-ridden auto-erotic adventures of Alexander Portnoy. "This poignant, wildly funny novel can be seen as part and parcel of the cultural ferment and artistic experimentation which characterized 1969, the tumultuous year of its publication. At the time, the book's obscenity and perceived anti-Semitism created outrage, excitement, and tremendous sales. The book endures because of vivid characterizations, perfect-pitch capture of vernacular speech, and the pathos of its hero's predicament" (Books of the Century, 32). Preceded by the signed limited first edition of 600 copies. Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels, 106. Book fine; tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of about-fine dust jacket. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106317

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TRUMAN Harry

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Item Description: 1961. First Edition. TRUMAN, Harry S. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the Public Messages, speeches, and Statements of the President, April 12 to December 31, 1945. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1961-66. Eight volumes. Large octavo, original gray cloth. $1850.First editions of the complete eight volumes of Truman's Presidential messages, speeches, and statements, inscribed in Volume I by President Truman beneath the frontispiece portrait, "To: Edward John Pfeiffer, From: Harry S. Truman."The Public Papers of Harry S. Truman was issued in a total of eight volumes, from 1961 to 1966. Clearly 1945, the volume inscribed by Truman, was a pivotal year for both Truman and the United States, as he led the nation through the end of World War II, including the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the United States' rebuilding efforts in Europe and Asia after the war, as well as the beginning of tensions with the Soviet Union that would ultimately grow into the Cold War. These volumes were all issued without dust jackets. Near-fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 103785

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CHURCHILL Winston

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Item Description: 1933. First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. Marlborough: His Life and Times. London: George G. Harrap, (1933-38). Four volumes. Octavo, original plum cloth, top edges gilt. $2000.First trade editions of this important biography, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates, and document facsimiles.Churchill wrote this history of his famous ancestor to refute earlier criticisms of Marlborough by Macaulay. "Though it was a commissioned work, Churchill would not have invested nearly a million words and ten years had it not had special significance for him. For he wrote about a man who was not only his ancestor, an invincible general, the first of what became the Spencer-Churchill dukes of Marlborough, and a maker of modern Britain, but also a supreme example of heroism in the two vocations which mainly interested Churchill and in which ultimate triumph seemed to have eluded him— politics and war making" (Wiedhorn, 110). "It may be his greatest book. To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough. Only in its pages can one glean an understanding of the root of the speeches which inspired Britain to stand when she had little to stand with" (Langworth, 164). Issued simultaneously in a signed limited edition. Errata slips present in Volumes I-III, as called for. Without scarce original dust jackets. Cohen A97.1.a. Woods A40a. Interiors fine; light fading to spines of Volumes I-III. About-fine condition. Increasingly scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 74539

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SHAKESPEARE

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Item Description: 1867. SHAKESPEARE. The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare. London: Bell & Daldy, 1867. Fifteen volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full brown polished calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $2000.Handsomely bound collection of Shakespeare's works, illustrated with 170 plates."Shakespeare is the Canon. He sets the standard and the limits of literature"ť (Harold Bloom). Includes Samuel Johnson's preface and biographic essay. A beautiful set in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 102065

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CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL H.

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Item Description: 1885. First Edition. (SPORT) CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H[enry]. Fishing. London: Longmans, Green, 1885. Two volumes. Large octavo, original three-quarter navy morocco gilt rebacked, top edges gilt, uncut. $2000.Limited large paper first edition, numbers 47 (Volume I) and 222 (Volume II) of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to the science and art of angling.Henry Somerset, eighth Duke of Beaufort, conceived of the "Badminton Library" (named after his principal country house, not the game) as a comprehensive series of instructional guidebooks, presenting history, rules and strategic hints for pastimes popular among Victorian England's aristocracy. Each chapter boasts expert commentary, accompanied by copious pictures and drawings. Published between 1885 and 1920, "the books provide a rich source of information on the growth and development of sport during the late 19th century in Britain, and are highly sought after by collectors" (Nauright & Parrish, Sports Around the World, 33). Edited and largely written by British naturalist and poet Cholmondeley-Pennell, the first volume covers salmon and trout; the second, pike and other coarse fish. Numerous in-text illustrations. Front board gilt-stamped with Beaufort coat of arms. Thacher, 112-13. Interiors clean. Binding with light expert restoration. Extremely good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104922

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HEMINGWAY Ernest

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Item Description: 1935. First Edition. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1935. Octavo, original light green cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of Hemingway’s gripping account of big game hunting, in original dust jacket.Between the publication of Winner Take Nothing (1933) and To Have and Have Not (1937), "Ernest Hemingway went to Africa to shoot the bounding kudu and the ungainly rhinoceros and to reply to his critics. The result is Green Hills of Africa It is the most literary hunting trip on record" (New York Times). Here Hemingway "attempted to write an absolutely true book to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month’s action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination" (Foreword). With Scribner "A" on copyright page. Hanneman 13A. Bruccoli & Clark I:179. Light toning to edges of cloth binding, moderate soiling and edge-wear to original dust jacket, with small chip to spine head. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 85193

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SHEPARD Ernest H. MILNE A. A. FRASER-SIMSON Harold

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Item Description: 1926. First Edition. MILNE, A.A. (words). FRASER-SIMSON, H. (music). SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrations). Teddy Bear and Other Songs from "When We Were Very Young" London: Methuen and Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, (1926). Slim folio (10 by 13 inches), original half blue cloth, stiff gray paper boards, printed pictorial cover label, uncut. $2200.Signed limited first edition of the second collection of songs based on Milne’s beloved poetry for children, number 47 of only 100 copies signed by Milne, composer H. Fraser-Simson and illustrator E.H. Shepard.Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, again featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for 14 more verses from that book, including "The Alchemist," "The Four Friends," "At the Zoo," "If I were King" and the title poem. The book was dedicated to the future Queen Elizabeth II. Cutler & Stiles, 116. Interior generally clean; a few pages roughly opened. An attractive copy in very nearly fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106384

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CREWS Harry

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Item Description: 1968. First Edition. CREWS, Harry. The Gospel Singer. New York: William Morrow, 1968. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $2400.First edition of Crews’ critically praised first book, boldly inscribed on the half title by him, "For A—, Best Wishes, Harry Crews."Harry Crews’ novels brilliantly fused "comedy and moral outrage, which he combined and lighted on the page like diesel fuel. Their swaggering characters had outsize personalities; so did he Crews came to wide notice with his first novel, The Gospel Singer, published in 1968. The book, about a traveling evangelist who meets a lurid fate in a Georgia town, features characters of the sort that would people his dozen later novels: sideshow freaks, an escaped lunatic and a sociopath or two Despite their teeming decadence, or more likely because of it, Crews’ novels betray a fundamental empathy, chronicling his characters’ search for meaning in a dissolute, end-stage world. His ability to spin out a dark, glittering thread from this tangle of souls gave him a singular voice that could make his prose riveting" (New York Times). "His writing is rooted in the Southern Gothic tradition, but Crews has claimed other influences, notably the British novelist Graham Greene" (New Georgia Encyclopedia). Book fine; tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of dust jacket. A scarce about-fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 91562

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GAINSBOROUGH Thomas ARMSTRONG Walter

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Item Description: 1898. First Edition. ARMSTRONG, Sir Walter. Gainsborough and His Place in English Art. London: William Heinemann, 1898. Thick folio, contemporary full crushed red morocco gilt, raised bands, armorial gilt emblem on front cover, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2500.First edition, splendidly illustrated with 62 photogravures and ten color lithographs, in a beautiful armorial binding by Bumpus.Written by Sir Walter Armstrong, Director of the National Gallery, Ireland, this monograph contains an impressive collection of Thomas Gainsborough’s portraits and landscapes, as well as extensive biographical and critical discussion of the artist. Acclaimed as "the father of modern landscape, and of modern pastoral" (DNB), Gainsborough was also "the favorite portraitist of British high society" (Janson, 452). The chief rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds, he painted portraits of Queen Charlotte, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and David Garrick, all included in this work. Illustrated title page and engraved headpieces. Freitag 3954. Plates and text fine, joints of armorial binding expertly repaired. An impressive production. Bookseller Inventory # 47130

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JOHNSON Lyndon Baines HEYMAN Ken

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Item Description: 1966. First Edition. "JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. This America. Photographed by Ken Heyman. New York: Random House, (1966). Quarto, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition of Ken Heyman's challenging and inspiring photographic meditation on President Johnson's vision of America as the Great Society, signed by the president and inscribed by the First Lady to Cartha Dekle "Deke" DeLoach, deputy director of the FBI, "To Deke de Loach — with our appreciation and warm best wishes — Lady Bird Johnson, Christmas 1966."One of the top photojournalists in the United States" (McDarrah & McDarrah, 226), Heyman is perhaps best known for his signature "'hipshooting' style that magnified the happenstance beyond the photographic eye's scope" (Chapnick, 231). In this work, however, Heyman showcases the range of his expertise by composing images that vary in subject matter from the mundane—a family saying bedtime prayers, a professor lecturing his college class, a young boy fishing in a lake—to the majestic—California's towering redwoods, the span of the Golden Gate Bridge, the monuments of Washington, D.C.—in order to illustrate President Johnson's speeches, here presented with typographic dignity befitting a formal creed, about America's potential to become "the Great Society." "The book, published by Random House, was the editorial creation of Jerry Mason, editor of the award-winning Family of Man. Mason chose excerpts from the President's words 'to serve as a shooting script' for the photographer who spent nearly six months traveling throughout the United States in search of suitable pictures" (The American Presidency Project). Issued the same year in wrappers, presumably simultaneously. Inscribed to Cartha Dekle "Deke" DeLoach, "top aide and confidant to J. Edgar Hoover and a powerful intermediary between Hoover and President Lyndon B. Johnson during an especially tense political era" (New York Times). In his over a quarter century at the FBI, DeLoach rose to the rank of deputy associate director, the agency's third most senior official.Book about-fine, price-clipped dust jacket very good with mild edge-wear and modest closed tears to front panel. A desirable inscribed presentation/association copy.". Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107750

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BARRIE J. M. HOLE William

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Item Description: 1895. BARRIE, J.M. Auld Licht Idylls. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1895. Quarto, early 20th-century full polished maroon calf gilt, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $2500.Limited signed edition (tenth overall) of Barrie’s collected sketches rural Scottish village life, number 77 of 550 copies signed by both Barrie and illustrator William Hole, handsomely bound by Root & Son.Originally penned for the London evening paper the St James' Gazette, Barrie's engaging descriptions of "the life and humors of his native village, idealized as 'Thrums'" (Britannica), reflect not only his own childhood observations but also his mother's fond memories of pre-industrial Scotland. These winsome stories are among Barrie's earliest published writings, gems from his literary apprenticeship; they helped establish him as "fashionable and best-selling" (Carpenter & Prichard, 46), and paved the way for the novels and plays—especially those starring his most famous character, Peter Pan—that won him enduring fame. First published 1888. This edition illustrated with title page vignette and 17 full-page engraved plates by William Hole, "best known as an illustrator of Scottish subjects" (Houfe, 178). Binding misdated 1905. Original cloth bound in. Interior crisp and clean. Joints expertly repaired and restored. An elegant signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107284

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EISENHOWER Dwight D.

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Item Description: 1963. First Edition. EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Mandate for Change 1953-1956. Garden City: Doubleday, 1963. Thick octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $2700.First trade edition of the first volume of Eisenhower's presidential memoirs, inscribed on the dedication page entirely in his hand, "For James J. M"" with best wishes and affectionate regard from his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower."Mandate for Change, the first of Eisenhower's books on his presidency, covers the critical years of his first term, in which he dealt with issues such as the end of the Korean War, the Cold War, trouble in the Suez and the Rosenberg case. Preceded by the same year's signed limited edition. With over 30 pages of maps and photographic illustrations. Book fine, dust jacket with a bit of toning and creasing. A near-fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107717

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KEROUAC Jack FRANK Robert

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Item Description: 1993. FRANK, Robert. The Americans. New York—Zurich—Berlin: Scalo, 1993. Oblong quarto, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $2800.First Scalo edition of Robert Frank’s masterpiece, first published in France in 1958, signed on the half title by Frank, this handsome edition issued in association with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, which in 1994 honored Frank with "the first National Gallery exhibition devoted to a living photographer" (Looking In), containing Jack Kerouac’s introductory essay on his friend’s work, which first appeared in the 1959 American edition, with 83 full-page photogravures.Robert Frank "forever changed the course of 20th-century photography (Looking In, xix). His magnum opus, The Americans, first published in France in 1958 and in the United States in 1959, remains "the most renowned photobook of all None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Frank’s masterpiece" (Parr & Badger I:237). In Jack Kerouac’s memorable preface to his friend’s photobook, he wrote, "Robert Frank he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world." The Swiss-born photographer traveled across America from 1955 to 1965, creating images that revolutionized photography with their "irreverence and a dark humor their grainy, out-of-focus effects, their tilting perspectives and over-the-shoulder half views" (New York Times). "From the more than 20,000 images that resulted, Frank eventually chose 83 of them and arranged them into four chapters ‘With these photographs,’ he later wrote, ‘I have attempted to show a cross-section of the American population. My effort was to express it simply and without confusion. The view is personal ’ Such a simple intention for a book that would so alter the course of modern photography" (Roth, 150). "First Scalo edition" stated on copyright page. Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, which organized a major retrospective of Frank’s work in 1994, titled Robert Frank, Moving Out. It was "the first National Gallery exhibition devoted to a living photographer" (Looking In, 374). Issued in both cloth and wrappers, no priority established. A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 90121

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BIBLE

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Item Description: 1811. (BIBLE IN ARABIC). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Arabic Language. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Sarah Hodgson, 1811. Quarto, contemporary full paneled calf sympathetically rebacked in calf-gilt, red morocco spine label. raised bands. $2850.Early 19th-century quarto edition of the Bible in Arabic, printed for distribution by British evangelists in Africa and Asia, in attractive contemporary paneled calf."This edition, produced under the patronage of the Bishop of Durham (Shute Barrington), was at first undertaken by Joseph Dacre Carlyle (1759-1806), Cambridge Professor of Arabic in 1795, and vicar of Newcastle in 1801. On Carlyle's death Henry Ford, Lord Almoner's Reader in Arabic at Oxford, took up the work, and saw the book through the press in 1811. The text is based, apparently, on the London Polyglot of 1655-57. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel contributed £250 for 1000 copies to be distributed in Africa and Asia. The British and Foreign Bible Society also gave £250, and in addition purchased, or received for distribution, over 1000 copies" (Darlow & Moule). Text in Arabic (and therefore reading right to left, "back" to "front"). Darlow & Moule 1663. Early owner signature, dated 1816.Occasional light foxing, first few and last few leaves with light expert cleaning. Expert restoration to contemporary boards. Bookseller Inventory # 102983

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REAGAN Ronald

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Item Description: 1989. First Edition. REAGAN, Ronald. Speaking My Mind. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1989). Tall octavo, original half blue cloth, original dust jacket. $3000.First trade edition of Reagan’s selected speeches, inscribed on the dedication page: "To Harty Gardner—With Very Best Wishes. Ronald Reagan. 3/27-1990."Selected and annotated by Reagan, this collection begins with one of his first public talks, delivered in 1951, and includes the many speeches that helped define the "Reagan Revolution" and his two terms in the White House. Published simultaneously with a signed limited edition of 5000 copies. Harty Gardner was the former treasurer at Mobil Oil Corporation.A fine inscribed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106876

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FLEMING Ian

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Item Description: 1962. First Edition. "FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. London: Jonathan Cape, (1962). Octavo, original brown paper boards with silver-gilt, red endpapers, original dust jacket. $3000.First edition of Fleming’s tenth Bond thriller—the author’s unusual examination of his super-spy "from the other end of the gun barrel.""A significant departure from usual," The Spy Who Loved Me, in which 007 appears only toward the end of the book, proved to be "the easiest thing [Fleming] had ever done" (Lycett, 381). As he had while composing From Russia, With Love (1957) and Thunderball (1961), the author again toyed with the idea of killing off his phenomenally popular super spy. Although the title page lists the book as being written by Ian Fleming with Vivienne Michel, the "coauthorship credit is a hoax: Vivienne Michel was the name of the wife of one of Fleming's golfing companions in Jamaica" (Biondi & Pickard, 47). Fleming "had become alarmed that his earlier thrillers, designed for an adult audience, were increasingly read in schools where young people made a hero out of James Bond He did not regard Bond as a heroic figure 'but only as an efficient professional in his job.' Therefore he had sought to write a 'cautionary tale' to put the record straight, particularly for his younger readers. Unable to do this in his usual narrative style, he had invented a heroine 'through whom I could examine Bond from the other end of the gun barrel, so to speak'" (Lycett, 401-02). Without quad mark between "E" and "M" of "Fleming" on title page (no priority established). Made into the 1977 film of the same title, starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach. Gilbert A10a (1.1). Book fine. Light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket with tape repair to the verso of spine head. A near-fine copy.". Bookseller Inventory # 105973

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WYETH Andrew TOLNAY Charles de

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Item Description: 1966. First Edition. (WYETH, Andrew) (BOSCH, Hieronymus) TOLNAY, Charles de. Hieronymus Bosch. New York: Reynal and Company, in association with William Morrow, (1966). Folio ( by inches), original white cloth, original dust jacket. $3200.First American edition of this lavishly illustrated tribute to the startlingly unconventional 15th-century Dutch artist. This copy presented by American artist Andrew Wyeth to his aunt and cousin, inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "Dearest Miss Herr and her lovely daughter Mary—This is a world I love and I think you will also—All my love, Andy."Andrew Wyeth’s aunt Elizabeth Bockius Sargent and her daughter Mary lived in Lancaster County, and Wyeth would visit them with some regularity. From correspondence it would appear that Andrew Wyeth at times referred to his Aunt Elizabeth as "Miss Herr," jokingly referring to himself as "Mr. Herr" or "H. Herr." Wyeth’s family was related to the descendants of Hans Herr of the Hans Herr House, a famous 1719 Lancaster County farmhouse, now part of a museum. Wyeth painted the Herr House, and the sale of reproductions of this painting helped finance renovations to the building, which is now part of a museum complex devoted to the Mennonite heritage of Lancaster County. Preceded by the German first edition of 1965. Mild wear to spine head only of price-clipped dust jacket. Near-fine, with a nice artistic association. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 91447

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COETZEE John Maxwell

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Item Description: 1980. First Edition. "COETZEE, John Maxwell. Waiting for the Barbarians. London: Secker & Warburg, (1980). Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $3600.First edition of this novel universalizing a raw and terrible moment in South Africa's history, inscribed: "For John, J.M. Coetzee."I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of a man Mr. Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka" (The Sunday Times). "Waiting for the Barbarians was written in 1980, during the apartheid regime in South Africa. But what it says about torture remains true today. If the state wants to stand up to barbarity, it cannot validate it by unleashing it on its own prisoners" (NPR). Book fine, dust jacket near-fine, with toning to spine. A handsome inscribed copy.". Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107617

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QUAIN Jones WILSON W. J. E.

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Item Description: 1839. First Edition. QUAIN, Jones (editor and illustrator); WILSON, W.J.E. (editor). The Nerves of the Human Body; Including the Brain and Spinal Marrow, and Organs of Sense; in a Series of Plates, with References and Physiological Comments. London: Taylor and Walton, 1839. Tall folio (13 by 21 inches), original drab cloth rebacked in calf. $3800.First edition, with 38 splendid large folio hand-colored lithographs of the brain, the nervous system and the sensory organs.Quain's Elements of Descriptive and Practical Anatomy (1828) is "among the most important of the English textbooks on anatomy" (Garrison-Morton 410); the present volume of hand-colored plates was issued to accompany that important text. The work of an "elegant and accomplished scholar," Quain's accomplishments would serve as the basis of all major anatomy books for decades (DNB), including Gray's famous Anatomy (1858). This was the third of five "Divisions" issued by Quain to illustrate human anatomy; the other parts depicted the muscular system, the circulatory system, the digestive and respiratory systems, and the skeletal system. The other four plate volumes were published over a period of six years and are often found separately. With 91 pages of descriptive text. Early ownership inscription of J.M.E. Roche of the Royal College of Surgeons in London on front free endpaper, neat ownership ink stamp of the Bibliothèque du Docteur J. Livon in lower margin of title page and verso of first plate.Marginal stain in first several leaves, not affecting images or text; usual minor offsetting from text to plates, occasional foxing; color plates vivid. Cloth lightly stained, corners gently bumped. An extremely good copy, handsomely rebacked, in the original cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 107914

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