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Alcoholics Anonoymous

NYC: Works Publishing Company, (1939)
$20,000.

True First Edition, First Printing of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Only 4,650 copies of this monumental work were printed and its importance cannot possibly be overestimated. In beautiful condition with but one…

ATKINSON, Kate

Not The End Of The World

London: Doubleday, (2002)
$75.

True First Edition of the noted British author’s first collection of short stories, an enormous critical success. As New in dust jacket and signed by the author.

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone
BALDWIN, James

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone

NY Dial Press, (1968)
$550

Absolutely Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of the noted author’s critically acclaimed 1968 novel. A perfect unread copy which is boldly signed on the half-title by James Baldwin.

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…

My Lady Nicotine
BARRIE, J. M.

My Lady Nicotine [Sold]

London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1890)
$1,750.

This rare First Edition copy of an early, and curious, James M. Barrie title (a printing which consisted of a mere one thousand copies) contains the correct six pages of undated ads. The well-produced…

No’s Knife
BECKETT, Samuel

No’s Knife

London: Calder and Boyars, (1967)
$1,750.

This is the “A” series: Number 39 of only 100 numbered and signed copies, hors commerce, bound in quarter calf and buckram. This 168-page edition collects the Nobel Prize winner’s short prose from 1945 through…

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…

Water Music
BOYLE, T. Coraghessan

Water Music

Boston: Little, Brown, (1981)
$550.

Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of this, the first full-length novel by the renowned contemporary author. A wildly imaginative , bawdy, comic Dickensian romp which debuted to unanimous rave reviews and…

BRADBURY, Ray. [ALDISS, Brian W., Editor]

BEYOND 1984: Remembrance Of Things Future

NY: Targ Editions, (1979)
$325.

Beautiful unread Fine First Edition of this limited publication, this being #163 of only 350 copies. Issued in a white tissue-paper dust jacket, this splendid copy is boldly signed by Ray Bradbury.

Beyond 1984: Remembrance Of Things Future
BRADBURY, Ray. [ALDISS, Brian W., Editor]

Beyond 1984: Remembrance Of Things Future [Sold]

NY: Targ Editions, (1979)
$600.

Beautiful unread Fine First Edition of this limited publication, this being #163 of only 350 copies. Issued in a white tissue-paper dust jacket, this splendid copy is boldly signed by Ray Bradbury.

The Da Vinci Code
BROWN, Dan

The Da Vinci Code

NY: Doubleday, (2003)
$3,750.

First Edition, First State (with all relevant points) of this publishing phenomenon, the international bestseller, and basis for the critically successful (and hugely profitable) Ron Howard/Tom Hanks film collaboration. This copy is As New…

Two Poems
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett & Robert

Two Poems [Sold]

London: Chapman & Hall, (1854)
$4,500.

Beautiful First Edition in the original cream wrappers of this sixteen-page booklet containing two poems, A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London by Elizabeth Barrett, and The Twins by Robert Browning. Priced to the public at sixpence,…

BUKOWSKI, Charles

We Ain’t Got Money, Honey, But We Got Rain [Sold]

Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow, (1990)
$375.

Entitled A New Years Greeting From Black Sparrow Press, this slim volume in illustrated boards, is limited to a mere 225 copies, of which this is number 57, signed by Bukowski. A beautiful Fine…

A Clockwork Orange
BURGESS, Anthony

A Clockwork Orange

London: Heinemann, (1962)
$2,500.

Stunning fine First Edition copy (second issue purple boards) in fine, fresh, price-clipped purple dust jacket with reviews on rear panel. A title which ranks at #65 on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Books…

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…

My Education
BURROUGHS, William S.

My Education

NY: Viking, (1995)
$950.

AS NEW First Edition copy of this extraordinary collection of Burroughs’ illuminating studies of dreams and perceptions, and their effect upon reality. The book was not published until early 1995 and this copy, one…

BYATT, A.S.

The Biographer’s Tale

New York: Knopf, (2001)
$100.

Very Fine First American Edition of the highly acclaimed 2001 novel by the distinguished Booker Award-winning author, this copy is signed by A.S. Byatt.

The Postman Always Rings Twice
CAIN, James M.

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Sold]

NY: Knopf, (1934)
$15,500.

First Edition, First State of this classic hardboiled title deemed by many the prototype for film noir. The book was an enormous success, bursting onto the scene to rousing critical and commercial success. Source…

CAINE, Michael

Michael Caine’s Moving Picture Show

NY: St. Martin's Press, (1989)
$500.

First Edition, U.S., of this fascinating compendium of always fascinating, often hilarious anecdotes and stories (accompanied by pages of wonderful photographs) by the popular international star. A fine copy but for the smallest stain…

Music for Chameleons
CAPOTE, Truman

Music for Chameleons

NY: Random House, (1980)
$1,650.00

A signed and limited edition this being #315 of only 350.

CAREY, Peter

True History of the Kelly Gang

London: Faber & Faber, (2000)
$200.

First U.K. Edition, the true first, of this Booker Prize-winning title. An excellent fine copy in an equally crisp fine dust jacket. Signed by Peter Carey.

CHABON, Michael

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

NY: William Morrow & Co., (1988)
$350.

Fine First Edition in Fine price-clipped dust jacket of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s first book, a novel cited by several critics as reminiscent of, and worthy to stand beside, Catcher in the Rye and On the…

Codicil To The Will Of Raymond Chandler
CHANDLER, Raymond

Codicil To The Will Of Raymond Chandler

N/A: TLS
$25,000.00

Raymond Chandler’s original two-page typed letter, the official codicil to his will. The document, on Chandler’s preferred blue onionskin paper and blue type is to his lawyer Michael Gilbert and is dated January 18,…

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…

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

The Second World War [Sold]

London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-1954
$24,500.

First Edition, First Issue, of this six-volume set, in scarce collector’s condition, of the great statesman’s magnum opus, signed and inscribed by Churchill to the son of one of his closest and most intimate…

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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

London: Cassell, (1956-58)
$6,850.

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….

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…

CONRAD, Joseph

Joseph Conrad: The Works [Sold]

Garden City: Doubleday, Page Co., (1920)
$2,750.

Nineteen volumes of this highly collectible Sun-Dial Edition consisting of only 735 copies, this set being number 240. Each volume straight, tight and fresh, very nearly fine, in the original blue cloth highlighted by…

Future Indefinite
COWARD, Noel

Future Indefinite

NY: Doubleday, (1954)
$550

First Edition of Coward’s memoir of the war years, from 1939 through 1945, that reflects the vitality and tremendous courage of England in those dark days. Fine copy in better than very good dust…

CRICHTON, Michael

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

NY: Knopf, (1995)
$9,500.

As New, unread First Edition in dust jacket of the bestselling novel, basis for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the very first sequel to Jurassic Park and the movie which…

One to Count Cadence
CRUMLEY, James

One to Count Cadence

NY: Random House, (1969)
$850.

First Edition of the noted author’s debut novel, a smashing critical and popular success, and a work called by John Clellon Holmes, The best first novel I have read in years. Scarce for this title,…

DAVIES, Robertson

The Lyre of Orpheus

London: Viking, (1988)
$300.

As New First Edition of the acclaimed work by the internationally-lauded author. This stunning production — quarter leather over marble boards — comes in its own glassine cover, as issued. It is #73 of only…

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…

Advise And Consent
DRURY, Allen

Advise And Consent [Sold]

NY: Doubleday & Co., (1959)
$600.

Beautiful Near Fine copy in very nearly Fine pictorial dust jacket (noting it’s Pulitzer Prize win) of this classic novel of Washington politics. Book is, of course, basis for the acclaimed 1962 Otto Preminger-directed…

Attic
DUNN, Katherine

Attic

NY: Harper & Row, (1970)
$425.

First Edition of this debut novel by the enormously popular (and quite reclusive) author, a renowned cult favorite whose Geek Love remains a treasured collectible. This scarce, much sought after ‘fantasy for adults’ is in…

Tunc
DURRELL, Lawrence

Tunc

London: Faber & Faber, (1968)
$650.

Pristine, obviously unread Very Fine true First Edition in price-clipped but otherwise Fine dust jacket of this first novel by the author following completion of his famed Alexandria Quartet in 1960. Signed by the noted author…

EGOLF, Tristan

Lord of the Barnyard

NY: Grove, (1998)
$375.

As New First American Edition in dust jacket of this stupendously received second novel which received huge acclaim internationally. On May 7, 2005, the astonishingly talented American author and political activist, founder of the…

Relativity: The Special & General Theory
EINSTEIN, Albert [Translated by Robert W. Lawson, D.Sc.]

Relativity: The Special & General Theory [Sold]

London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., [1920]
$32,500.

This incredibly rare SIGNED First Edition in English of Einstein’s monumental work. A near fine copy, signed on the front free endpaper, and from the library of Henry Tatnall (Tat) Brown, Jr., Dean of Haverford…