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The Handmaid's Tale, First Edition
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$225.00
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986. Hardcover, first edition, 311 pages. Original owner's name in ink on two early pages. Slight rumpling to spine beneath dust jacket.
 
Hemingway's The Old Man & The Sea, 1950s
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Hemingway's The Old Man & The Sea, 1950s
$245.00
The Old Man and The Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. New York: Scribners, 1950s. An early, unspecified edition, with jacket reference to the 1954 Nobel Prize, otherwise resembling the first printing, with same dust jacket artwork. Behind the beauty of the language thrums a relentless sense of Hemingway's search for meaning in a hostile world, a search that finally disappointed him. With contemporary book-plate.
 
The Great Gatsby, Inscribed Karen Black
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The Great Gatsby, Inscribed Karen Black
$295.00
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. CT: First Edition Library, 1980s. A perfect facsimile edition of the first printing of this most iconic of books, which first appeared in 1925. This copy is signed by actress Karen Black, along with a lengthy inscription in which she explains her role playing Myrtle Wilson in Jack Clayton's movie version, which won her a Golden Globe.
 
Harry Potter & Sorcerer's Stone, Signed
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Harry Potter & Sorcerer's Stone, Signed
$1,495.00
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, by J. K. Rowling. New York: Scholastic, 1998. First edition, eighth printing in a brilliant second-state jacket, signed by Rowling on the title page. With jacket price $16.95, gold lettering on the jacket raised, no number "1" on the spine of book and jacket, later blurb from Publisher's Weekly, London, 'Rowling' printed in gold on spine of book and jacket. Extremely rare and collectible.
 
Toni Morrison: Beloved
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Now: $52.00 Was: $65.00
Beloved by Toni Morrison. Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Book Club edition. 275 pages. Includes jacket. Widely recognized as one of the great works of American fiction of the late 20th century, Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1987 and contributed to the body of work that earned Morrison the Nobel Prize in 1993. Was the basis for the 1988 film starring Oprah Winfrey. Jacket and underlying cover are identical to the first edition.
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st Ed.
VINTAGE
$499.00
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. Random House, 1969. Hardcover, first edition, 281 pages. Dust jacket has edgewear, a small inkmark in the title, and a crease to front flap; interior pages are in near-mint condition.
 
I Married Adventure, 1942
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I Married Adventure, 1942
$199.00
I Married Adventure: The Lives and Adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson, by Osa Johnson. Halcyon House, 1942. Hardcover with iconic zebra pattern. Several dozens photographs in black and white. First edition, second printing, 376 pages, intact and strongly bound. Original dust jacket not included. Partial bookplate of original owner affixed to first blank page.
 
Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1st
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Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1st
$595.00
Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote. New York: Random House, 1958. Stated first printing, in a later, fine quality facsimile jacket. One of the holy grails of book collecting, this is a very good copy of Capote's most endearing work, in unusual yellow boards, with slight surface discoloration. Supplied with a flawless unfaded jacket, not a stated facsimile, but too perfect to be original. Highly collectible.
 
The Little Prince, 1960s edition
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The Little Prince, 1960s edition
$195.00
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. New York: Harcourt Brace and World, with original 1943 publication date, but probably an early printing from 1960s, still containing Woods's famous translation errors in 3 places. This classic has gone through many printings and achieved a kind of cult status for those who discovered it as children. No home should be without a copy. Book is in fine condition, in a well-preserved jacket, with slight dirt to back. Owner dedication.
 
Charlotte's Web, Signed Garth Williams
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Charlotte's Web, Signed Garth Williams
$395.00
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. New York: Harper and Row, undated edition, but post 1970. Signed by illustrator Garth Williams on half-title page. Originally published in 1952, the combination of White's charming story and Williams's classic illustrations has made this book one of the most beloved children's stories of all time. This is a later printing, with $4.95 price to jacket, published before ISBNs were added, in perfect condition.
 
Fitzgerald's Tender Is The Night, 1953
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Fitzgerald's Tender Is The Night, 1953
$65.00
Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Scribners, 1953. Later printing of revised 1951 edition. This is the author's final revised version, (despite saying 'original edition' on jacket front), dedicated to Gerald and Sara Murphy. Preface by Malcolm Cowley, noted authority on Fitzgerald, who provides a fascinating perspective into Fitzgerald's mindset in revising the novel. Some aging to jacket spine and edges.
 
Wallace's Infinite Jest, True 1st Print
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Wallace's Infinite Jest, True 1st Print
$995.00
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. New York: Little Brown, 1996. True first printing, with full number-line and jacket misprint ('Vollman'). This now-legendary novel has become one of the most sought-after of recent years, particularly since the author's death. Extremely long and self-referential, it nevertheless fully repays the attention needed to enjoy it. Wallace succeeds in creating a very funny picture of the modern world, with the ingenuities of youth as its driving force. 1,079 pp.
 
Agatha Christie's Postern of Fate, 1st
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Agatha Christie's Postern of Fate, 1st
$55.00
Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1973. First printing. Apart from slight fading to jacket spine, this is a perfect copy of a late Christie mystery. After the amateur sleuths Tommy and Tuppence Beresford move into an old house, they discover a message concerning the death of a woman who had once lived there. Now read on.
 
E. B. White's Stuart Little, True 1st
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E. B. White's Stuart Little, True 1st
$245.00
Stuart Little by E. B. White. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1945. First printing, in a facsimile jacket. True first, stated on copyright page, with correct code I-U. Book has owner name to first end page and minor book-plate removal damage to first inner board. Outer boards are age-darkened. Supplied with a facsimile jacket, with a slight pink tone, denoting a photocopy, perhaps. A seminal story that has been adapted for the big screen. Garth Williams' first book illustration project.
 
Norman Mailer's Marilyn, 1st Printing
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Norman Mailer's Marilyn, 1st Printing
$75.00
Marilyn: A Biography.by Norman Mailer. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1973. 270 pages. First printing. This sumptuous, large-format volume of musings by Mailer is accompanied by a fabulous portfolio of images. Over 100 color and black & white photographs by some of the best, including Avedon, Arnold, Beaton, Lockwood and Woodfield. Every time you think you know her, another photo supplies a different image. Jacket has slight shelf wear, otherwise clean and sound.
 
Truman Capote's The Dogs Bark, 1st
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Truman Capote's The Dogs Bark, 1st
$65.00
The Dogs Bark: Public People and Private Places by Truman Capote. New York: Random House, 1973. First printing. Capote wrote, "I think of them, these descriptive paragraphs, these silhouettes and souvenirs of places and persons, as a prose map, a written geography of my life over the last three decades, more or less from 1942 to 1972." Slight wear to jacket edges, otherwise a perfect copy.
 
Rachel Carson's The Edge of The Sea, 1st
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Rachel Carson's The Edge of The Sea, 1st
$55.00
The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. First printing. One of a series of seminal nature studies by Carson, leading up to her masterpiece Silent Spring. She examines the fragile web of ecosystems dependent on the action of the tides, reaching the conclusion that the natural world's survival is becoming deeply threatened by man's meddling. A very good copy.
 
Carrie Fisher's Delusions of Grandma 1st
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Carrie Fisher's Delusions of Grandma 1st
$45.00
Delusions of Grandma by Carrie Fisher. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. First printing. Fisher's highly comic third novel, where she explores the trials of single parenthood, in which the grandparents are no help. In fact, they turn out to be the problem.
 
The Royal Portraits
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The Royal Portraits
$45.00
The Royal Portraits by Cecil Beaton. Text by Roy Strong. London: Thames & Hudson, 1988. First edition. Includes dust jacket. 227 pages.
 
Jacqueline by Ron Galella
VINTAGE
$99.00
Jacqueline by celebrity photographer Ron Galella. Mr. Galella was famous for his pursuit of the perfect candid pictures of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Black-and-white photographs throughout the 200 pages. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1974. Light wear, dust jacket wear.
 
Revolution from Within by Gloria Steinem
VINTAGE
$49.00
Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket. Stated first edition. 377 pages. Gloria Steinem takes us on a journey through nature, spirituality and newly discovered capacities of the human brain to show that anything is possible. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket, minor age wear.
 
Audrey Hepburn - A Biography
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Audrey Hepburn - A Biography
$45.00
Audrey Hepburn by Warren G. Harris. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. First printing. An intimate selection of stories and images celebrating the most naturally glamorous actress of her age. At first archly cute, Audrey Hepburn became a byword for elegance and effortless good works. Slight wear to jacket edges.
 
The Man With The Golden Gun, 1st UK
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The Man With The Golden Gun, 1st UK
$295.00
The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. Hardcover. Fine first printing, second issue boards. (First issue had a gun embossed on first 150 copies, a concept which was quickly abandoned). Unusual jacket design by Richard Chopping (priced 18 shillings), with minor dirt to back. Last novel of the James Bond series actually written by Fleming, concerning Bond's encounter with Francisco "Pistols" Scaramanga. A highly collectible copy, with small owner name.
 
E. E. Cummings's The Enormous Room, 1950
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E. E. Cummings's The Enormous Room, 1950
$55.00
The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings. New York: Horace Liveright, 1950. Second edition. Cummings' strange and courageous account of his time in a French prisoner-of-war camp, as a result of false bureaucratic charges, has become a classic of anti-war literature. First published in 1922, this is the rare, second edition, from an era that recognized Cummings' innovations in poetry and knew a lot more about the recent injustices of war.
 
Auntie Mame, 1955 1st Edition
VINTAGE
$449.00
Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade, by Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Press, 1955. Hardcover, first edition/24th printing, 280 pages. Interior pages are in like-new condition. Light edgewear to dust jacket, inked numbers to first blank page.
 
To Kill A Mockingbird, True UK 1st
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To Kill A Mockingbird, True UK 1st
$1,495.00
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. London: Heinemann, 1960. Extremely rare and collectible first U.K. edition, first printing, with pictorial dustwrapper, designed by Fratini. An excellent copy in a very good, unclipped jacket, with slight edge wear and minor fading to spine. This was the only work that Lee published in her life time, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and now regarded as one of the greatest of all modern American novels. The first US edition is now worth upward of $15,000.
 
Louise Nevelson Retrospective, 1st Print
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Louise Nevelson Retrospective, 1st Print
$55.00
Louise Nevelson: Atmospheres and Environments, introduced by Edward Albee. New York: Whitney Museum, 1980. First printing. 191 large-format pages, with many reproductions from Whitney Retrospective. Nevelson's ground-breaking use of complicated surfaces, painted in black, gold or white helped re-define sculpture that was both 'found' and 'Pop'.
 
Washington Irving's Sketch Book, 1895
VINTAGE
$45.00
Six Selections from Irving's Sketch Book, with Notes, Questions, Etc. for Home and School Use, by Homer Sprague, Ph.D. Ginn & Company, 1895. Hardcover, first edition, 120 pages plus several pages of advertisements at the back. Notes and jokes in ink and pencil to first blank page. Original dust jacket not included.
 
The West, 1st Ed
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The West, 1st Ed
$75.00
The West by Eliot Porter. New York Graphics Society, 1988. First edition. 104 pages with 87 full-page color plates. Includes dust jacket in Mylar cover. The spectacular beauty of the American West captured by the great nature photographer Porter in his near abstract, painterly style.
 
Schindler's List, First Printing
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Schindler's List, First Printing
$55.00
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. First Printing. Made famous by Spielberg's movie version, this is the devastating account of one man's obsessive mission to save the lives of Jewish prisoners facing extermination at Auschwitz. A masterly novel that does not fail to chill the spirit; the first printing has become very sought-after. Jacket has very slight fading to spine, otherwise very good.
 
The Borrowers Aloft, 1961 First Edition
VINTAGE
$75.00
The Borrowers Aloft, by Mary Norton. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961. Hardcover, numerous illustrations in black and white by Beth and Joe Krush. First edition, 192 pages. Minor edgewear to back of dust jacket, price clipped flap.
 
Marilyn/Norma Jean
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Marilyn/Norma Jean
$49.00
Marilyn: Norma Jean by Gloria Steinem. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1986. First printing. One of the more interesting studies of the significance of Marilyn's fame from feminist Gloria Steinem, with stunning shots by photographer George Barris. 182 pages.
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy
VINTAGE
$45.00
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone. Doubleday, 1961. Early printing, Book club edition, with original jacket and book design. 664 pages. Author's studiously researched biographical novel about Michelangelo was the best selling book of 1961 and was the inspiration for the film starring Charlton Heston. Minor wear to jacket and lean to spine. Interior very good..
 
Fleming's You Only Live Twice, 1st UK
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Fleming's You Only Live Twice, 1st UK
$345.00
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First printing. A rare copy of the first UK edition, featuring Bond's eleventh adventure, set in Japan. A very good, unclipped example of the famous dust jacket, with slight general wear, designed by Richard Chopping. With Japanese script to book cover and inside dust jacket flap, this is a very good copy, in a highly collectible series.
 
The Art of Maurice Sendak
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The Art of Maurice Sendak
$65.00
The Art of Maurice Sendak, by Selma G. Lanes. New York: Abrams, 1993. A re-issue of this wonderful tribute to the career of America's most famous illustrator, taking us to 1980. Containing dozens of masterpiece book projects, including the Little Bear series, the Night Kitchen and Where The Wild Things are, Sendak's extraordinary powers are displayed in 261 illustrations, 94 in color, with 3 double-fold-out features. Highly collectible. 278 pages.
 
Dahl's Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
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Dahl's Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
$49.00
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl. New York: Knopf, 1977. First printing. Book is in good condition, with embossed cover and some binding reinforcement to front hinge. A collection of Dahl's occasional pieces with seven stories for grown ups and teenagers. Hardcover.
 
Steinbeck's East of Eden, True 1st
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Steinbeck's East of Eden, True 1st
$1,195.00
East Of Eden, by John Steinbeck. New York: Viking, 1952. True first printing, with 'September' on copyright page, jacket price $4.50 and misprint 'bite' on page 281, as well as dashing author photo to jacket back. Small loss to jacket spine top and an owner name, otherwise a highly collectible copy of an extremely rare title, the one Steinbeck considered his greatest work.
 
Annie Liebovitz: Women, 1st Printing
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Annie Liebovitz: Women, 1st Printing
$75.00
Women by Susan Sontag, photographs by Annie Leibovitz. New York: Random House, 1996. First printing. A lovely copy of Leibovitz and Sontag's iconic tribute to womankind in a mind-blowing series of contrasts, from the richest and most powerful to the poorest and most downtrodden. From celebrities and politicians to carnival performers and athletes, Leibovitz photographs the essence of each indomitable soul she encounters. Slight wear to jacket.
 
Paris/New York: Design & Culture 1925-40
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Paris/New York: Design & Culture 1925-40
$65.00
Paris/New York : Design/Fashion/Culture/1925-1940, by Donald Albrecht and team. New York: The Museum of the City of New York, 1995. First printing. 240 pages. A stimulating series of studies, examining the cross-currents of culture between the Old World and the New, during the heady days of the Jazz Age. Legends such as Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali, Helena Rubinstein and Oscar de La Renta acted as ambassadors to each other's worlds, in the Art Deco decades.
 
Bill Blass: An American Designer
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Bill Blass: An American Designer
$65.00
Bill Blass, An American Designer, by Helen O'Hagan. New York: Abrams, 1996. First printing. Published to accompany a major retrospective of the designer's 50-year career, this volume features over 100 new photographs, by such notables as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Horst, and Guy Bourdin, in addition to Blass's own sketches. Over 250 of the designer's creations are represented, along with personal photographs from his celebrity files.
 
James Dickey's Deliverance, 1st Printing
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James Dickey's Deliverance, 1st Printing
$55.00
Deliverance by James Dickey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. First printing. Dickey's adventure about a group of suburban canoeists who are attacked by hillbillies and have to fight for their lives. Dickey also wrote the screenplay for (and has a small part in) the memorable John Boorman film with Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds. Dickey had achieved national prominence as a poet; this was his first novel.
 
American Folk Painting
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American Folk Painting
$55.00
American Folk Painting, by Mary Black and Jean Lipman. New York: Bramhall House, 1987. Second printing. 86 plates in color and 146 illustrations in black and white. The art of self-taught painters, who worked in the small towns and countryside of Colonial and Revolutionary America, has become a unique record of the birth of a national consciousness.
 
Cecil Beaton Diaries, 1955-63, 1st UK
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Cecil Beaton Diaries, 1955-63, 1st UK
$75.00
Cecil Beaton's Diaries 1955-63, The Restless Years. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. First printing. Due to his photography, Beaton had unusual access to the most important people of his generation, from every sphere of the social and artistic worlds, on both sides of the Atlantic, which explains his unusual degree of influence. Francis Bacon, Elsie de Wolfe, Greta Garbo and Coco Chanel are among his subjects in this volume. Owner signature to first end page.
 
Kurt Vonnegut's Galápagos, 1st Printing
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Kurt Vonnegut's Galápagos, 1st Printing
$45.00
Galápagos: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut. New York: Delacorte Press, 1985. First printing. A lovely copy of the first trade edition, in a very good jacket. Hardcover. After a cruise to the Galápagos Islands, Vonnegut conceived this fantasy history of human evolution through the thoughts of various visitors since the dawn of time. Vonnegut's unusual mixture of history, autobiography and weird philosophical jumps end up uniting all his novels, to form a larger whole.
 
A Wodehouse Bestiary, 1st Printing
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A Wodehouse Bestiary, 1st Printing
$55.00
A Wodehouse Bestiary by P. G. Wodehouse. New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1985. First printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. A collection of 14 animal stories from across the author's illustrious career.
 
Cecil Beaton's Portraits
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Cecil Beaton's Portraits
$75.00
Beaton Portraits by Terence Pepper. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1984. First printing. 240 pages. A remarkable selection of Beaton's strongest work throughout a dizzying career, in which his taste dominated British and American society for half a century. His skill as a photographer and stage designer enabled him to mingle with every type of social and artistic star, capturing their essential character in these stunning photographs.
 
Winston Churchill: A Life
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Winston Churchill: A Life
$45.00
Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert. New York: Henry Holt, 1991. First printing. Martin Gilbert has condensed his definitive 8 volume life of Winston Churchill into this more easily digestible single volume. Covering every aspect of the great statesman's remarkable achievements, Gilbert shows how the actions of one person could affect the destiny of many nations.
 
Gloria Vanderbilt's Book of Collage
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Gloria Vanderbilt's Book of Collage
$55.00
Gloria Vanderbilt Book of Collage, with Alfred Allen Lewis. New York: Van Nostrand and Reinhold Co., 1970. First printing. 112 pages. Following her success as a painter in the '60s, Gloria Vanderbilt became fascinated with the decorative possibilities of collage. This book is part retrospective and part do-it-yourself guide to the materials and techniques she has become fascinated with.
 
Beidermeier Painting
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Beidermeier Painting
$55.00
Biedermeier Painting, by Geraldine Norman. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987. First printing. Between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the revolutions of 1848, a relatively peaceful 30 years in Europe created a burst of artistic expression. Mirroring artists like Turner, Delacroix and Géricault in other countries, Germanic Classicism flourished in furniture-making, marble-carving, and particularly painting. This charming selection identifies the leading artists, with over 80 color plates.
 
Harry Potter & Sorcerer's Stone, US 1st
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Harry Potter & Sorcerer's Stone, US 1st
$2,745.00
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, by J. K. Rowling. New York: Scholastic, 1998. A true, First Printing in a brilliant first-state jacket. With full number line, jacket price $16.95, gold lettering on the jacket raised/recessed, no number "1" on the spine of book and jacket, the UPC bar code on jacket has a cream backing and number 51695, original blurb from The Guardian newspaper, London, 'J. K. Rowling' printed in gold on spine of book and jacket. Extremely rare and collectible.
 
The Spell of Holland
VINTAGE
Stone Soup Books
The Spell of Holland
$35.00
The Spell of Holland: The Story of a Pilgrimage to the Land of Dykes and Windmills by Burton E. Stevenson. Boston: L. C. Page & Company. 1911. First edition. 395 pages. Owner's name, spine lettering is darkened.
 
Steinbeck's The Moon is Down, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$699.00
The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck. New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. 188 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
 
The Giraffe-Hunters
VINTAGE
Booth & Williams
The Giraffe-Hunters
$199.00
The Giraffe-Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid. New York: John W. Lovell Company, 1869. 298 pages. Hardcover.
 
Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans
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Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans
$75.00
The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein. New York: Something Else Press, 1966. First printing of Complete Version. First published in Paris in 1925, having been edited by Alice B. Toklas and a young Ernest Hemingway, this seminal work was largely unavailable in the US, until this ground-breaking edition was published forty years later. A classic piece of modernist writing, that has been compared to Joyce's Ulysses in its scope.
 
The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait
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The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait
$45.00
The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait by Frederic Morton. New York: Atheneum, 1962. First printing. The bestselling saga of one of the most successful dynasties in the world. Originating in eighteenth-century Frankfurt, the five sons of a financial genius created a business Empire that stretched across Europe and has shaped the subsequent histories of every nation on earth. Slight dirt and wear to dust jacket edges.
 
Our Friend The Atom
VINTAGE
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Our Friend The Atom
$45.00
The Walt Disney Story of Our Friend the Atom by Heinz Haber. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First edition. 165 pages. Corners rubbed.
 
Mosquitoes by William Faulkner, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$45.00
Mosquitoes by William Faulkner. London: Chatto & Windus, 1964. First British edition. 288 pages. Includes jacket. Faulkner's second novel and the only humorous work he produced until The Reivers, his last book. Never published in the U.K. until after his death. Light wear to jacket, light edge tanning to pages, and owner's name on front endpaper.
 
Tom Wolfe: From Bauhaus to Our House
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$59.00
From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1981. First edition, seventh printing. Includes dust jacket. Wolfe's well-researched, often humorous and sometimes snarky critique of Modernist architecture.
 
By-Line: Ernest Hemingway
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$59.00
By-Line: Ernest Hemingway. Edited by William White. Chas. Scribners, 1967. Book Club edition. 489 pages. Includes jacket. Hemingway started his professional career as a reporter and continued that pursuit for forty years, covering the Spanish Civil War and World War II among many other events and topics around the globe, all of which informed his prose. A must for the Hemingway fan or collector. Moderate jacket wear.
 
Fred Astaire: Steps in Time
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
Fred Astaire: Steps in Time
$99.00
Steps in Time, by Fred Astaire. Harper & Brothers, 1959. Hardcover, 24 pages of photographs in black and white. First edition, 338 pages. Very worn dust jacket.
 
Jewels for a Crown: Chagall Windows
VINTAGE
$35.00
Jewels for a Crown: The Story of the Chagall Windows, by Miriam Freund. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1962. Hardcover, illustrated with 13 plates in six colors. First edition, 64 pages. "The story of the famous Jerusalem windows which were designed by Marc Chagall, the renowned artist." Foreword by Rene D'Harnoncourt, director of MOMA at the time. All pages present, but first 15 pages are unbound.
 
The Lincoln Reader, 1947
VINTAGE
Brandywine Bookshop
The Lincoln Reader, 1947
$195.00
The Lincoln Reader, edited by Paul M. Angle. Subtitled "The Rich and Vivid Narrative of Lincoln's Life and Times Skillfully Rereated in an Exciting New Kind of Biography." Rutgers University Press, 1947. Sixteen photographs in black and white. First edition, 564 pages. Creasing to top page corners.
 
Diana Vreeland's Allure, 1st Printing
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Diana Vreeland's Allure, 1st Printing
$345.00
Allure by Diana Vreeland. New York: Doubleday, 1980. First printing. Jacket has very minor tanning near edges. One of the all-time style statements from the queen of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, featuring her most glamorous contemporaries, from around the world. Photography by Horst, Avedon, Penn, Beaton, Steichen. Uncommon and extremely sought-after title. Large-format 208 pages.
 
The French Menu Cookbook
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The French Menu Cookbook
$49.00
The French Menu Cookbook by Richard Olney. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First printing. An elegant collection of menus for every occasion and season from an American living in France, whose culinary skills have made him a legend on both sides of the Atlantic. 446 pages.
 
Milne's Now We are Six, UK 1st, 1927
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Milne's Now We are Six, UK 1st, 1927
$1,245.00
Now We Are Six, by A. A. Milne. London: Methuen, 1927. True first printing, in excellent condition, in original jacket, split down spine, with loss to top and bottom of spine, now protected. Apart from jacket spine, this is a highly collectible copy of the Christopher Robin classic, in excellent condition.
 
Irwin Shaw's Tip on a Dead Jockey, 1st
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Irwin Shaw's Tip on a Dead Jockey, 1st
$49.00
Tip On a Dead Jockey and Other Stories, by Irwin Shaw. New York: Random House, 1957. First printing. Ten short stories give a picture of the 1950s, both at home and abroad. Shaw was unusually interested in the effect European life-styles had, when they interacted with his typically hard-boiled American characters.
 
McClosky's Yankee Doodle's Cousins, 1941
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
McClosky's Yankee Doodle's Cousins, 1941
$65.00
Yankee Doodle's Cousins, by Anne Malcolmson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First printing. A humorous history of legendary early American folk heroes, with Robert McClosky's superb illustrations. The artist who brought us Make Way For Ducklings creates pictures of Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Daniel Boone, Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, along with 22 others, while Anne Malcolmson's stories make us question what we might have learned in school.
 
Gulliver's Travels, 1930
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Gulliver's Travels, 1930
$55.00
Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co.,1930. First illustrated printing, thus. With color plates and numerous drawings by Edwin J. Prettie, this is a handsome edition of Gulliver's adventures in Brobdingnag and Lilliput. Contemporary book-plate to inside first front board.
 
Leaves of Grass
VINTAGE
Stone Soup Books
Leaves of Grass
$195.00
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Illustrated by Boyd Hanna. Mount Vernon, New York: The Peter Pauper Press, no date (circa 1950). Numbered copy of a limited edition. 400 pages. Corners rubbed.
 
Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
VINTAGE
$399.00
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1904. Second US edition. 227 pages. Hardcover. Thirty-one illustrations.
 
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo, 1st Ed.
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo, 1st Ed.
$129.00
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. Hardcover with dust jacket. First edition. 410 pp. The Sicilian is a novel by Italian-American author Mario Puzo. It is based on Puzo's most famous work, The Godfather. It is regarded as The Godfather's literary sequel.
 
Hellman: Scoundrel Time, First Edition
VINTAGE
$55.00
Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman. Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1976. First edition. 155 pages with 6 pages of photos. Includes dust jacket. The author and playwright's gripping account of the 1950s McCarthy era and how it affected her life and the lives of many of her well-known friends. Minor wear to jacket, crease on inside jacket flap.
 
In the Shadow of Man
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
In the Shadow of Man
$85.00
In the Shadow of Man by Jane van Lawick-Goodall. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket has minor wear. First edition, fifth printing. 297 pages.
 
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, 1968
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, 1968
$45.00
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr. London: John Murray, 1968. Third printing. A clever continuation of the Sherlock Holmes style, these eleven stories were produced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's son and a colleague. The ever-expanding popularity of the Holmes stories have spawned many imitators, of which these were some of the first.
 
Great Masterpieces by Claude Monet
VINTAGE
$49.00
Great Masterpieces by Claude Monet, written by Diane Kelder. Crown Publishing, 1979. 104 pages. Includes jacket. Large format coffee table book with 47 full-page color plates, arranged chronologically, showing the development of the prodigious Impressionist master over the course of his long career. Scattered light spotting on blank pages, minor jacket wear.
 
The Compleat Gentleman
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
The Compleat Gentleman
$55.00
The Compleat Gentleman: Five Centuries of Aristocratic Life, by Geoffrey Beard. New York: Rizzoli, 1993. First printing. Once respected at home and abroad, the notion of a gentleman is now nearly as redundant as the principles, patriotism, and sense of obligation that once marked these splendid creatures. The author traces the habits and the philosophy behind the notion of a Gentleman and Lady, over the centuries and in different countries.
 
Alison Uttley's Country Things, 1946
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Alison Uttley's Country Things, 1946
$45.00
Country Things, by Alison Uttley, Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe. London: Faber and Faber, 1946. First printing. This charming series of essays on the delights of the British countryside are brought alive by exceptional drawings from a master, C. F. Tunnicliffe. The book's small format and thin paper reflect the austerity of the post-war years in England, but the appeal of a lost way of life remains strong. 148 pages.
 
Graham Rust Revisiting The Painted House
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Graham Rust Revisiting The Painted House
$55.00
Revisiting The Painted House by Graham Rust. New York: Bullfinch Press, 1996. First printing. The second volume of Rust's "invitation to create murals, painted decorations and trompe l'oeil illusions for every room in the house," this sumptuous book is also a showcase for his extraordinary talents. Rust's exquisite classical decorative motifs have been scattered throughout grand houses in England and America and are delicious. Hardcover.
 
A History of Ancient Israel
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
A History of Ancient Israel
$45.00
The History of Ancient Israel, by Michael Grant. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984. First printing. The epic saga of the birth of Jewish civilization from the earliest known times to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. The author applies the tools of archeology, literary detective work and modern dating methods to the sagas of the Old Testament and brings to life the birth of a nation. With maps and time-lines linked to the other ancient civilizations of the region.
 
Styron's Confessions of Nat Turner, 1st
VINTAGE
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Styron's Confessions of Nat Turner, 1st
$49.00
The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron. New York: Random House, 1967. First printing. Styron's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the doomed rebel Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion in 1831. Jacket has very slight wear to edges, but no fading to spine. Minor wear.
 
Irving's World According to Garp, 1st
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Irving's World According to Garp, 1st
$145.00
The World According to Garp by John Irving. Dutton, 1978. Stated first edition, first printing, with full number line. An excellent copy of Irving's fourth and most famous novel, concerning the legacy of an aristocratic New England family. Hardcover. Slight fading to red on spine.
 
Bemelmans' Street Where The Heart Lies
VINTAGE
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Bemelmans' Street Where The Heart Lies
$49.00
The Street Where the Heart Lies by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: World Publishing, 1963. First printing. Includes drawings and charming dust jacket, with repaired tear to corner. Fiction stemming from Bemelmans's own life experiences in Paris. A love story, with an unusual cast of characters, set in the area where Bemelmans himself bought a house, only to lose it again, to his eternal regret.
 
Fear & Loathing on Campaign Trail SIGNED
VINTAGE
$1,499.00
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Straight Arrow Books, 1973. First Printing. Signed by author. 506 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket. The iconic classic of modern presidential campaign politics.
 
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$799.00
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. New York City: Viking Press, 1952. Stated First Edition. 602 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
 
Charles Addams's Monster Rally, 1950
VINTAGE
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Charles Addams's Monster Rally, 1950
$65.00
Monster Rally by Charles Addams. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1950. Eighth printing, from same year as the first. Classic, early collection of the Addams Family and others. 91 pages. Slight wear to unclipped jacket.
 
Starring Fred Astaire
VINTAGE
Stone Soup Books
Starring Fred Astaire
$45.00
Starring Fred Astaire by Stanley Green and Burt Goldblatt. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973. First edition, includes dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tears.
 
Madame de Pompadour
VINTAGE
Stone Soup Books
Madame de Pompadour
$85.00
Madame de Pompadour by H. Noel Williams. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First edition. 430 pages. Owner's name. Cover is lightly soiled.
 
Through the Looking-Glass, 1st US Ed
VINTAGE
$1,999.00
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1872. 224 pages. Leather. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. First American Issue with "Wade " for "Wake" on page twenty-one.
 
The Magic of Oz
VINTAGE
Fig + Stone Designs
The Magic of Oz
$299.00
The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Chicago, IL: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1919. Black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. Pasted cover on blue bookcloth. Some wear to spine and covers, previous owner marks inside book.
 
Mr. Jorkens Remembers Africa
VINTAGE
$375.00
Mr. Jorkens Remembers Africa by Lord Dunsany. London: William Heinemann, 1934. First Edition. 299 pages. Hardcover. A collection of fantasy short stories including "The Lost Romance", "The Curse of the Witch", "The Pearly Beach", "The Walk to Lingham", "The Escape from the Valley", "One August in the Red Sea", "The Bare Truth".
 
Avedon's In the American West, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
$399.00
In the American West: 1979-1984 by Richard Avedon. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. First edition. 200 pages. Hardcover in clear mylar dust jacket.
 
The Pirate & the Three Cutters, 1854
VINTAGE
$299.00
The Pirate and the Three Cutters by Captain Marryat, R. N. Illustrated by Clarkson Stanfield, ESQ., R. A. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. 283 pages. Full leather. All page ends gilt. Illustrated with 20 engravings.
 
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island 1855
VINTAGE
$399.00
New Brunswick: With a Brief Outline of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island by Alexander Monro, Esq. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Richard Nugent, 1855. 384 pages. Hardcover and leather. Two tissue-guarded fold-out maps. Minor damp stains.
 
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
VINTAGE
$299.00
The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. 317 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
 
Jungle Trails and Jungle People
VINTAGE
$299.00
Jungle Trails and Jungle People: Travel, Adventure, and Observation in the Far East. by Caspar Whitney. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. 310 pages. Hardcover. Distressed wear.
 
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
VINTAGE
$65.00
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments - or The Thousand and One Nights. The Complete, Original Translation of Edward William Lane. With the Translator's Complete, Original Notes and Commentaries on the Text. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1927. Hardcover, 1260 pages, black cloth with gilt lettering and red illustration, black-and-white illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece. Spine ends and tips have light wear, hinges weak.
 
In Cold Blood, 1st Ed
VINTAGE
The Montecito Collection
In Cold Blood, 1st Ed
$129.00
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. New York: Random House, 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket. First edition, stated first printing. 343 pages. Burgundy cloth over boards. Author's initials in gilt on front cover. Gold and silver on spine. Burgundy end papers. Capote's masterpiece about the murder of the Clutter family on their Kansas farm by Hickock and Smith, and their trial and prison time. patina, tape marks, wear and tear to dust jacket.
 
The Poems of Whittier
VINTAGE
L. Brook Rare Books
The Poems of Whittier
$85.00
The Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier. Selected and Edited with a Commentary by Louis Untermeyer, and Illustrated with Pencil Drawings by R. J. Holden. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1945. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the illustrator, this being No. 818. Hardcover, 333 pages, full tan grained leather with gold stamped title, numerous full-page illustrations. Minor age wear.
 
Martha Graham: 16 Dances in Photographs
VINTAGE
Now: $63.00 Was: $79.00
Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs by Barbara Morgan. Morgan & Morgan, 1980. First revised edition, second printing. Unpaginated. Includes jacket. Author-photographer Morgan produced this revised edition of her famed, dramatic photographic treatment of Graham's work on the 40th anniversary of its original publication. Includes essays and chronologies. Small tear on front pasted endpaper.
 
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