Crane, Stephen First edition, first printing. 196, publisher's ads (6)pp. Bound in publisher's buckram cloth stamped in gilt, red and black. Very Good+ with moderate spotting to covers. Endpapers tanned from dust jacket; contemporary ownership on front free endpaper; contents lightly toned. In a Near Fine dust jacket with toning, minor soiling and slight rubbing to extremities; several small edge tears. A collection of short stories detailing the American Civil War; a follow-up to Stephen Crane's acclaimed The Red Badge of Courage. Housed in custom chemise case.
Owen, Wilfred; Siegfried Sassoon [Introduction] First American edition, first printing. [ix], 33pp. Bound in publisher's paper boards lettered in gilt. Near Fine with light wear at extremities, light soiling to covers; minor foxing to all edges. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper; moderate foxing to front and rear sheets. Minor offsetting from frontisportrait to title. Contents lightly toned with scattered foxing. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A scarce collection of WWI poetry by poet and soldier Wilfred Owen.
Rand, Ayn First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by Ayn Rand on the front free endpaper, "To Helen Astor - with profound gratitude for her patience and fair judgement - March 31, 1936." 570pp. Bound in publisher's original tan cloth stamped in turquoise; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good+ with slight lean to binding, spine slightly mottled, and light soiling to cloth; spine darkened. Top edge of rear board gnawed. Blue lettering quite crisp. Contents slightly musty and lightly foxes. A rather presentable copy of the author's first book, of which only 3,000 were printed.
Michener, James A. Signed limited first edition, first printing. Number 295 of 400 numbered copies, signed by James Michener. Bound in publisher's original brown cloth with spine stamped in gilt, with vivid pink topstain. Fine, in publisher's unprinted plastic dust jacket, which is lightly rubbed. In Near Fine publisher's slipcase with light toning, minor soiling and wear.
The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in 1788, by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Madison, & Mr. Jay: With an Appendix, Containing Letters of Pacificus and Helvidius on the Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793; also, the Original Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United StatesHamilton, Alexander; James Madison; John Jay New edition of The Federalist Papers. 496pp. Bound in full calf, neatly rebacked with morocco title label reading simply "Federalist," lettered and ruled in gilt, new endpapers. Light wear and discoloration to calf, stain on rear board, contents Near Fine and bright, offsetting to endpapers. A mid 19th century edition of the classic series of essays, most of which were originally published in New York newspapers under the pseudonym "Publius." These essays came to define key facets of the young American republic, arguing for stronger national government, more harmonious relations with England, and the importance of interstate and international commerce. Today they are considered one of the most important sources for interpreting and understanding the original intent of the Constitution.
Heinlein, Robert A. First edition, first printing. Signed by Robert A. Heinlein on the title page. 309 pp. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth stamped in silver. Fine with light wear at extremities. In an About Fine unclipped dust jacket with light soiling to rear cover. An outstanding copy. Signed copies of the first edition of this Hugo Award winning title are very scarce.
First edition, first printing. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page, inscribed to former owner. xii, 436 pp. Bound in publisher's yellow and black boards with black spine lettering. Slight wrinkling to terminals and hint of foxing to edges, else Fine in a dust jacket with dampstaining to verso, slight wrinkling. A uncommon signed copy of the contrarian journalist and pundit's memoirs.
First edition, limited edition #581 of 776 copies. Signed by Ursula K. Le Guin on the half-title and inscribed to her editor and literary scholar, Susan Wood, "For Thuthan with love from Ursula." [xviii], 31pp. Publisher's sewn-bound wrappers lettered in black. Near Fine with light wear to extremities, small black stain at rear cover center; Wood's ownership signature on title page. Contents bright and clean. This signed volume presents the text of a speech Ursula gave at the Second Annual Science Fiction Writers' Workshop in 1972 on the language and style of fantasy writing, with a funny and dorky inscription from Le Guin.
First edition. Signed by Jack Micheline in black ink on the title page. [ii], 38pp. Bound in publisher's stapled wraps. Good+ with traces of erased pencil writing on wraps, small pen mark to front wrap as well; toning, soiling and light wear throughout. The San Francisco street poet's rare first book. He's often identified with the Beats but his raw, unaffected style is closer to Charles Bukowski (and his late '60s/early '70s school of the mimeo Meat Poets) than them. Features an introduction by Jack Kerouac likely written during the height of his fame for On the Road.
First edition, first printing, second issue. Signed by Robert Frost on the half title page numbered "109" (out of 135 copies signed and numbered in 1943 for Herman Cohen of Chiswick Book Shop, NY). Binding "D". Bound in cream colored wraps lettered in black. Very Good+ with light soiling to wraps, one small stain at rear wrap at tail. Minor staining to edges; offset from author's signature to verse of front wrap. Undated sales receipt of Philip C. Duchnes, NY laid in. Frost's first published book of poetry--though this was preceded by the 1894 publication of "Twilight," which was printed in an edition of two copies, with only one of which surviving today.
First edition, scarce advance review copy with publisher's slip laid in. [viii], 32pp. Bound in publisher's gray boards lettered in blue. Near Fine, former owner's bookplate on paste down, small tape stains to rear endpapers, in a Very Good dust jacket, toned with age, spine darkened, archival mending tissue on verso mending split between spine and rear panels. Housed in a custom folding chemise with green leather, gilt-lettered title labels. The acclaimed British author's scarce first book, never reprinted. One of only 12 review copies printed preceding an edition of around 300. A collection of verse (Greene's only published poetry work) published when he was only 21 and dedicated to his parents. Later in life he grew to detest the book and vowed to destroy any copy he came across.