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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…

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…

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,…

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…

Lethal Weapon (Signed Shooting Script)
BLACK, Shane

Lethal Weapon (Signed Shooting Script)

Original Creative Artists Agency covers
$4,000.

Highly collectible second draft shooting script of the 1987 Richard Donner-directed blockbuster created and written by Shane Black. Followed by three sequels, this is the foundation, and by far the most scarce and most…

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,…

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…

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…

Codicil To The Will Of Raymond Chandler
CHANDLER, Raymond

Codicil To The Will Of Raymond Chandler

N/A: TLS
$35,000.00

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,…

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.

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.

History of the English-Speaking Peoples

London: Cassell & Co., (1956-58)
$3,750.

Beautiful fine four-volume First Edition set of Churchill’s monumental work, this set rebound in green half oasis morocco leather with marbled boards, raised bands with six spine compartments, titles in burgundy leather.  A very…

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…

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer

The River War

London: Longmans, Green, (1899)
$6,000.

Superb two-volume First Edition set of the great statesman’s second book, his historical account of the reconquest of the Sudan, based upon his own extensive experience as a British Army officer during the Mahdist War….

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…

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…

CROWE, Cameron

Jerry Maguire (Signed Original Shooting Script) [Sold]

NP: November 14, 1995
$2,750.

Original brad-bound shooting script of the hit 1996 blockbuster film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. In blue wrappers, this copy is boldly signed on the front cover by stars Tom Cruise and Renée…

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…

DICKENS, Charles

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘Eighty [Sold]

London: Chapman & Hall, (1901)
$15,000.

First Authorized Edition, printed from the edition carefully corrected by Dickens in 1867 & 1868. Illustrated by Cattermole, Phiz and others. This work was one of only two novels (the other being The Old Curiosity…

Bleak House
DICKENS, Charles

Bleak House [Sold]

London: Bradbury & Evans, (March 1852-September 1853)
$6,750.

DICKENS, Charles BLEAK HOUSE London: Bradbury & Evans, (March 1852-September 1853) $4,750. First Edition, in the original monthly parts; 20 parts bound in 19; original blue-green printed wraps. Octavo. Illustrated with 40 plates by…

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,…

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor

The Demons [Ispoved' Stavrogina: Stavrogin's Confession] [Sold]

Moscow: Isdatelistvo Tsentrarchiva R.S.F.S.R., (1922)
$12,500.

In the original Russian, this is the very first printing of the still-disturbing suppressed chapter from The Demons, entitled Stavrogin’s Confession. This item, beyond scarce, appeared as a special issue of Dokumenty po istorii literatury I obshchestvennosti….

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…

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…

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…

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…