New Arrivals

No Name in the Street
BALDWIN, James

No Name in the Street [Sold]

NY: Dial Press (1972)
$825.00

Fine First Edition in its very near Fine dust jacket, a scarce Review Copy (publisher’s letter enclosed) of the noted late author’s famed collection of essays about the upheavals, social unrest, and racial strife…

BECKETT, Samuel

Krapp’s Last Tape and Embers

London: Faber & Faber, (1959)
$2,250.

True First (UK) Edition (paper wraps) in pristine, As New condition of these two dramatic pieces by the 1969 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Rarely if ever seen in such condition, this…

BECKETT, Samuel

Fizzles

NY: Grove, (1976)
$1,750.

As New, pristine First Printing, First Evergreen Edition (paper wraps) of these eight prose pieces by the Nobel Prize winner. A rare, stunning copy made even more valued and collectible as, on the title…

BECKETT, Samuel

Eh Joe & Other Writings

London: Faber & Faber, (1967)
$650.

As New in its’ As New original pictorial dust jacket, the True (UK) First Edition of the Nobel laureate’s work including the title play (produced by BBC TV in 1966), Act Without Words II,…

BELLOW, Saul

The Victim

NY: Vanguard Press, (1947)
$1,750.00

First Edition of the second novel by the late Canadian-American author.  One of the acknowledged Greats of American literature, Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Medal of…

BEN-GURION, David

Israel: Years of Challenge

Tel-Aviv - Jerusalem: Massadah - PEC Press, Ltd., (1963)
$500.

A truly Fine First Edition in near Fine pictorial dust jacket of this fascinating, detailed chronicle of the story of the Jewish homeland and the history of Zionism.  This copy is inscribed on the…

Iron Man
BURNETT, W.R.

Iron Man

NY: Dial Press (1930)
$2,250.00

A remarkably very near Fine First Edition in like dust jacket of this bestselling, highly acclaimed period novel of boxing, love and loyalty by the award-winning author of Little Caesar.  This singular copy made infinitely more…

Naked Lunch
Burroughs, William

Naked Lunch [Sold]

NY: Grove Press, (1959)
$1,250.00

Fine First Edition, obviously unread, in its striking, original, very Near Fine dust jacket, of the author’s notorious 1959 novel.  Basis for the 1991 film adaptation directed by David Cronenberg and starring Peter Weller,…

The Soft Machine
BURROUGHS, William S..

The Soft Machine

NY: Grove Press, (1966)
$200.00

Immaculate, Very Fine First Edition in like dust jacket of this ‘three-dimensional field in the imagination’ — a novel of extraordinary creativity, wit, irony, and genuine illumination. A truly wonderful copy by the author…

CAPOTE, Truman

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

NY: Random House, (1958)
$3,450.00

An absolutely stunning Fine First Edition in equally Fine original dust jacket of this iconic and much loved title.  A scarce book to find in seriously collectible condition, this obviously unread, beautiful, immaculate  example…

Charriere, Henri

Papillon [Sold]

NY: William Morrow (1970)
$950.00

First Edition in English of the international bestseller called by Le Breton “The greatest adventure story of all time.”  An absolutely Fine, crisp, tight, seemingly unread copy in equally Fine original dust jacket.  A…

CHRISTIE, Agatha

Ordeal by Innocence

London: Collins, (1958)
$7,500.

Fine true (U.K.) First Edition in equally Fine original dust jacket of one of the famed author’s star titles, this singular copy made even more important as on the front free endpaper it is…

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

The American Civil War

London: Cassell, (1961)
$1,150.

Superb, highly collectible First Edition of the great statesman’s universally acclaimed work on America’s war between the states.  Bound in stunning red three-quarter oasis morocco by the renowned Bayntun-Riviere.  Gilt titles, raised bands, gilt…

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

History of the English-Speaking Peoples (4 vol.)

London: Cassell, (1956-58)
$7,250.

Very near fine set comprising the four First Edition volumes of Churchill’s classic history, illustrated with maps and genealogical tables.  I: The Birth of Britain. II: Renaissance and Reformation. III: The Age of Revolution….

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

The Second World War

London: Cassell, (1948-1954)
$4,800.

Beautiful six-volume First Edition set of the great statesman’s magnum opus.  The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing the Ring, and Triumph and Tragedy.  This most collectible set is…

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Painting as a Pastime

London: Odhams Press, (1948)
$1050.00

Superb Very Fine First Edition of Churchill’s highly collectible, quite lengthy essay concerning his beloved avocation as an artist.  Eighteen color illustrations of his paintings highlight the book, and this copy is covered in…

2001: A Space Odyssey
CLARKE, Arthur C.

2001: A Space Odyssey

NY: NAL, (1968)
$2,500.

Absolutely beautiful, apparently unread, truly Fine First Edition of this contemporary classic in its equally Fine (although price-clipped) original dust jacket.  Basis, of course, for the 1968 Stanley Kubrick cinema masterpiece with screenplay by…

Claudine at School
COLETTE

Claudine at School [Sold]

London: Secker & Warburg, (1956)
$2,250.00

Very Near Fine First Edition in English (translated by Antonia White) in like dust jacket of this classic novel by the beloved author of Gigi.  Basically a fascinating fictionalized version of the author’s own colorful…

Danny The Champion of the World
DAHL, Roald

Danny The Champion of the World

NY: Knopf, (1975)
$300.

Absolutely beautiful, virtually As New Very Fine flawless unread First U.S. Edition of the author’s widely lauded tale of a boy, his dad, and their exciting expedition.   A great copy.

The BFG
DAHL, Roald

The BFG

NY: FSG, (1982)
$500.

Fine First American Edition with pictures by Quentin Blake. But for the most minute, truly negligible sunning to top quarter-inch of front board, this is a marvelous Fine collectors copy in a magnificent Fine…

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
DICKENS, Charles

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

London: Chapman & Hall, (1837)
$12,000.00

Superb First Edition of the Dickens classic.  A truly glorious production bound by famed Baynton Riviere in Bath, England in Cosway binding.  Dickens portrait laid in on ivory and protected by thin glass.  Octavo,…

DIDION, Joan

Play It As It Lays

NY: FSG, (1970)
$350.

First Edition of the famed author’s third work following her novel, Run River, and then her acclaimed collection of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem.  A Fine copy in its original      non-price-clipped dust jacket,…

DIDION, Joan

The Year of Magical Thinking

NY:Knopf, (2005)
$350.

Virtually As New First Edition in its equally As New dust jacket, this is the author’s triumphantly received work, her most personal story of the loss of her husband, the very near loss of…

You’re Only Old Once!
Dr. Seuss

You’re Only Old Once! [Sold]

NY: Random House, (1986)
$2,350.00

True First Edition, First State (with complete number row from 10 through 1 on copyright page).  Inscribed by Dr. Seuss to noted photographer Arnold Newman and his wife: “For Arnold and Augusta / who…

DRABBLE, Margaret

The Peppered Moth

London: Viking, (2000)
$125.

First Edition of this hugely well-received novel by the much lauded Margaret Drabble, honored recipient of the CBE in 1980.  This work is a multi-layered portrait of four generations of one family, with origins…

Bob Dylan Tarantula
DYLAN, Bob

Bob Dylan Tarantula [Sold]

NY: Weberman, (1966)
$1,850.

38 sheets, unstapled and unseen in unillustrated folder – as published - which precedes all other printings intended for, or sold to, the public.  This scarce item is preceded in type only by MacMillan’s pre-production galley…

Invisible Man
ELLISON, Ralph

Invisible Man [Sold]

NY: Random House, (1952)
$3,750.

Beautiful First Edition, First State in the splendid Fine iconic E. McKnight Kauffer dust jacket with Gordon Parks photograph of the author on the rear panel. Unclipped with original price of $3.50. but for…