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The Giving Tree Original Autograph Manuscript.: Silverstein, Shel

Silverstein, Shel

Editore: c. 1964 (1964)

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Descrizione: c. 1964, 1964. The original manuscript of one of the most commercially successful children's books of all time and Shel Silverstein's most famous work, The Giving Tree, entirely in his had with his publisher's edits in pencil throughout. Quarto, 38 pasteboard pages with Silverstein's original ink drawings on paper adhered to each page and Silverstein's original handwritten text. With numerous revisions by Silverstein, most notably on the final page of the story where Silverstein has changed "and the boy and the tree were happy" to "And the tree was happy." In very good condition. Lacking pages 2, 3, 4 and 36. A remarkable piece offering exclusive insight into the author/illustrator's process and furthering the mysterious and ambiguous nature of the widely interpreted story of a selfless tree and her beloved companion. One of the most widely interpreted and best-selling children's books of all time, The Giving Tree has sold over ten million copies since its first appearance in 1964. The book has been described as "one of the most divisive books in children's literature" for the inherent ambiguity and various interpretations inspired by the relationship between the selfless female giving tree and the human boy who benefits from her gifts as he grows through adulthood into old age. Throughout the picture book, the boy benefits at all stages of life from the tree's gifts with little regard for the tree's well-being in return. Critics, readers, poets and philosophers have debated the meaning of The Giving Tree, finding it more than the sum of its parts. The relationship between the tree and the boy has been interpreted as a representation of the relationship between man and nature, mother and child, and as the "Christian ideal of unconditional love" (Leonard, 2005). Codice articolo 116388

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The Old Man and the Sea.: Hemingway, Ernest

Hemingway, Ernest

Editore: Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York (1952)

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Descrizione: Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, original blue cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hood, with all the best wishes from an old stockholder, Ernest Hemingway, Havana 1953." The recipient, Clifford Hood, was a close friend and fishing buddy of Hemingway and was the CEO for the United States Steel Corporation. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. The back of dust jacket looks to have small blood stain on it, which was reportedly from a cut on Ernest's finger, which was still bleeding when he signed the book. Photograph of Hemingway by Lee Samuels. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions of this work are scarce, association copies of this magnitude are rare. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Codice articolo 107827

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Where the Wild Things Are, 1st/1st, DJ,: Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

Editore: Harper & Row (1963)

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Descrizione: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition, First State, SIGNED BY SENDAK. Book: The bottom of the title page states "Library of Congress number 63-21253." It also has the black cloth spine. Dustjacket: This RARE 1st State jacket has the key identifying points for the first state dust jacket: A three paragraph blurb about Sendak on the rear inner flap; A three paragraph blurb about the book on the front inner flap; The bottom of flap has the requisite code of 40-80, and 1163; There's NO MENTION of the Caldecott Award on either flap. While first state jackets typically don't have the Caldecott sticker on the front panel, a few first state jackets had the sticker placed on it by the publisher, according to Sendak scholar Joyce Hanrahan. The price of "$3.79 net" on the bottom corner of the front flap, however, is what makes this jacket unique and possibly the only one known to be in existence. The first state jacket for this book, prior to being sent out to bookstores, actually had two prices listed on the front flap: $3.50 at the top and "$3.79 net" at the bottom. For those copies being sent to bookstores, the bottom price was clipped by the publisher. For those copies being sent to libraries, the top price was clipped. For various reasons, the price for libraries was typically higher. This jacket is indeed the same first state jacket you typically see with the $3.50 price intact. It just had the different price clipped by the publisher. NOTE: It also bears repeating that the book itself is the FIRST TRADE EDITION, not a library edition. The library edition states "Harper Crest Library Edition" on the rear board and doesn't have the cloth spine like the trade edition. CONDITION: The book itself is in very good condition. A slight spine lean, light spotting to page edges. Otherwise, a clean, crisp, tight copy. The DJ is in very good condition with minimal wear. Clean and bright. A very nice specimen. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo ABE-1594602695124

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To Kill a Mockingbird', US first edition: Lee, Harper

Lee, Harper

Editore: Lippincott (1960)

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Descrizione: Lippincott, 1960. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Nelle Harper Lee (1960) 'To Kill a Mockingbird', US first edition, first printing, published by Lippincott. Together with a handwritten letter, signed by Harper Lee, and with the corresponding mailing enevlope. One of only 5,000 first edition copies printed. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Condition of the book: a near fine book in a very good, original and unrestored dust jacket. No previous owner's inscriptions inside, no bookplates, no stamps. Top page block edge has light foxing, no foxing on the other page block edges. The spine is NOT rubbed out and lettering is vibrant. Minimal shelf wear. The dust jacket is the original wrapper without any restorations. It is the correct first state with the following first issue points as called for: 1) unclipped price of USD 3.95 at the bottom of the front flap 2) no reprint indications at the bottom of the front flap. 3) Truman Capote paragraph printed in green at the top of the front flap 4) Jonathan Daniels blurb at the back flap 5) Rear panel shows Harper Lee photograph credited to Truman Capote. The dust jacket is in very good condition. It has some chipping on the edges of the spine folds. Some creasing and rubbing as shown. The letter: ALS, one page handwritten on stationary paper, dated December 15, 1990. Letter to Don Salter, in full: "What a beautiful book! I know about Alabama Memories but did not own a copy. Now I have one to keep always. Thank you for this treasure, and most of all, the kindness that prompted the giver. I hope that Christmas brings you and your loved ones great joy, and the next year great abundance." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed by Lee who incorporates her surname into the return address field. Stamped in Montgomery, Alabama, 14 December 1990. Beautiful and clear handwriting with the Harper Lee signature in full rather than 'Nelle' as she signed for friends. Letter is in near fine condition with usual folds to fit into an envelope. Guaranteed authentic unlike many 'cut out' signatures or 'flat signed' books with questionable provenance at best. 5,000 copies were initially printed. Most of them went to public libraries receiving the usual stamp and readership treatment. Most of the fragile dust jackets have not survived the passage of time. Sometimes dealers supply later print dust jackets or jackets with missing flaps. Those are worthless and to be avoided. Adapted as a motion picture in 1962 starring Gregory Peck who was immortalised in his role as Atticus and won the Academy Award (Peck and Lee became life-long friends). The film won two more Oscars in the Screenplay and Art Direction categories. First and Fine. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo ABE-1594639914645

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JOHNSON, Ray; Jasper Johns; Andy Warhol.) LAVINE, Les.

Editore: New York; Editions Alecto of America Limited, 1970 (1970)

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Descrizione: New York; Editions Alecto of America Limited, 1970, 1970. Folio. Original corrugated cardboard covers, titles and reviews printed in black on white paper laid down to front cover, 28 pages printed single sided with rainbow-rolled colours, with 3 screw fasteners to the spine. The cardboard covers are a little worn to the edges, small loss to printed border on front cover, internally very bright. Each page is devoted to a single artist with 6 pages of adverts at the back. First edition, first printing. Front cover signed by Ray Johnson, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, the first and last pages signed by Lavine, the page devoted to Andy Warhol signed by Warhol, and the page devoted to Ray Johnson signed by Johnson. The artists who have signed this publication were in attendance at the launch party. Jill Johnson (May 17, 1929 September 18, 2010) for many years was a writer for The Village Voice, she was a cultural critic and feminist author writing Lesbian Nation in 1973. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement during the 1970s. Codice articolo 139809

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DUNE: Herbert, Frank (1920-86)

Herbert, Frank (1920-86)

Editore: Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia (1965)

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Descrizione: Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very good. First Edition. First edition, first printing in the first state dust jacket with the $5.95 price and four lines of publisher's copy. Inscribed by Frank Herbert on the title page. Epic science fiction novel set on the desert planet Arrakis, where young Paul Atreides leads a messianic revolt of the Fremen against cruel overlords involved in an intricate power struggle within a byzantine interstellar empire. A cornerstone work in the genre, 'Dune' (1965) won the first Nebula Award, shared the 1966 Hugo Award (with Roger Zelazny's '.And Call Me Conrad'), and spawned several sequels. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with white titles. Previous owner's ink signature and date to the half-title, with a small bookseller's label to the verso of the front flyleaf. Light soiling along the edges, with a small stain to the fore-edge. The spine is leaning just a touch. Minor bump to the top corner of the front board. Some general edgewear and a bit of toning to the dust jacket; else about very good. Codice articolo 70753

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Stephen W. Hawking

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Descrizione: Bantam, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. Introduction by Carl Sagan, Illustrated by Ron Miller. Bantam Books, April 1988. Triple signed by author, introducer, and illustrator. Included is a certificate of authenticity. Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to confront the supreme questions of the nature of time and the universe. Was there a beginning of time? Will there be an end? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? From Galileo and Newton to modern astrophysics, from the breathtakingly cast to the extraordinarily tiny, Professor Hawking leads us on an exhilarating journey to distant galaxies, black holes, alternate dimensions--as close as man has ever ventured to the mind of God. From the vantage point of the wheelchair from which he has spent more than twenty years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Stephen Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. Cogently explained, passionately revealed, A Brief History of Time is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge: the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space. Codice articolo 1548130505973

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Bob Dylan

Editore: Simon & Schuster 2017-10, New York (2017)

ISBN 10: 1501189409ISBN 13: 9781501189401

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Descrizione: Simon & Schuster 2017-10, New York, 2017. Condizione: As New. First. Bob Dylan The Nobel LectureBob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman 1941Ô ")Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, Oct 2017 Later printing ISBN: 978150118940Signed by Bob Dylan on the title page First edition of Dylan's Nobel Lecture Condition: In new tight unread condition Rare and desirable signed copy Octavo, original cloth boards Postage: This item will be sent by express courier, please note that insurance is at the cost of the purchaserAbout:"On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognising his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialised in book form for generations to come In The Nobel Lecture, Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing--The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front--this is Dylan like you've never seen him before " Ô " Simon & Schuster. Codice articolo 193445499338

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Whispers from Eternity: Yogananda, Paramhansa

Yogananda, Paramhansa

Editore: Self-Realization Publishing House, New York (1949)

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Descrizione: Self-Realization Publishing House, New York, 1949. Condizione: Near Fine. Fifth Edition. [vi], 279, [6] pp. Fifth revised edition. Signed by Yogananda Paramhansa with a full page inscription to a former owner on the front free endpaper: "Listen to the whispers of mind [?] until you can hear the Voice of Infinity loudly everywhere in the temple of silence + action." Bound in publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt; lacking a dust jacket. Near Fine with rubbing to gilt lettering on spine, offsetting to front endsheets and toning to pages. Letter "M" marked by previous owner to top textblock edge and to bottom corner of first blank sheet. A book of prayers by the famous spiritual guru. Codice articolo 140939995

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RAND, Ayn.

Editore: New York: Random House, 1957 (1957)

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Descrizione: New York: Random House, 1957, 1957. Octavo. Original blue buckram boards, titles in gilt on blue to spine, monogram to front board in gilt, top edge blue, grey-blue endpapers, fore-edge untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's slipcase (light wear and splits to corners). The binding bright and firm, hinges starting but firm, internally crisp; a near-fine copy. Tenth anniversary edition (ninth printing), signed by Rand on the limitation page, number 87 of 2000 copies. The philosophical movement launched by Rand with Atlas Shrugged had a lasting impact on American culture with the novel named by a 1991 Library of Congress survey as the most influential book for a majority of Americans, second only to the Bible. Codice articolo 141801

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The Secret Garden: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett SIGNED

Editore: Heinemann, UK (1911)

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Descrizione: Heinemann, UK, 1911. Cloth. Condizione: Very Good ++. No Jacket. Charles Robinson (illustratore). First Edition. 1st Edition 1911.Tipped in signed paper slip from the author. Un-common in this very nice condition. Lovely illustrations Book is very good++ with bright boards and nice gilt work. Spine tips lightly rubbed. Contents and illustrations good. Very light foxing to some pages and small name to endpaper. A very nice example. More images can be atken upon request. Ref15485/ Size: 8vo - over 7ż" - 9ż" tall. Signed by Author. Codice articolo 020245

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Five Go to Smuggler's Top: BLYTON ENID

BLYTON ENID

Editore: Hodder & Stoughton, London (1945)

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Descrizione: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1945. Hard Cover. Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket. First Edition. First UK Edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's cornflower blue boards with black lettering to the front board and spine. A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1945. A VG+ copy (with no inscriptions) with a little spotting to the text block and a little scattered spotting to the front board. Small patch of fading to the foot of the spine (where the D/W had previously been folded and which has now been re-folded back in place). SIGNED by way of an official bookplate to the front end-paper. In a very good wrapper (priced 6/- net to the inside flap (as called for) with one minute chip to the head of the spine (not affecting any lettering). Unclipped. Exceptionally clean rear panel front panel with some fading (although how this happened is difficult to fathom). Some rubbing to the edges and corners. Neat internal repair to the foot of the spine. White spine is incredibly clean. NO RESTORATION AND NO INSCRIPTIONS. An uncommon book to find signed in this way. Photographs/scans available upon request. Signed by Author. Codice articolo 355490719055

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MORRISON, Toni

Editore: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York (1970)

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Descrizione: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1970. hardcover. First edition. hardcover. First edition. The author's first novel, A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. First issue dust wrapper, with the price of $5.95 and 10/70 on front flap.Some toning to the front and rear panels of the jacket. Evidence of staining that affect the spine of the book and page edges and extends to the bottom half of the jacket spine. Nevertheless, a presentable copy of this important debut novel by Toni Morrison, who would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize. She was the author of Beloved, Tar Baby and numerous other novels. Signed by Morrison on the title page. Signed by the author. Codice articolo 28483

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MAUGHAM W SOMERSET

Editore: Heinemann, London (1930)

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Descrizione: Heinemann, London, 1930. Hard Cover. Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket. First Edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR - AN ASSOCIATION COPY. First UK Edition. First Edition First State with typo "won" on page 147 line 14. Publisher's mid-blue cloth binding blocked in gilt and black. Text block a little toned but with none of the usual spotting to the first and last few pages of the book overall a near fine (or slightly better) copy with bright boards, very clean internally and gilt really bright. The book is inscribed to Edward Wassermann the prominent banker, collector and philanthropist who was the subject of a famous portrait by Salvador Dali. "For/ Edward Wassermann/ The Blackstable of this/ book is Whitstable & the/ house Driffield ended his days in stands between/ Whitstable &/ Swalecliffe. / W. Somerset Maugham". Wassermann had several books inscribed to him by Somerset Maugham and there was clearly a close friendship between them. In a lovely example of the D/W (priced 7/6 net to the spine as called for). which is crisp and fine with some trivial edge-wear and one short (1/2 inch) tear to the top edge of the front panel. An excellent example of Maugham's favourite novel 'because in its pages lives for me again the woman with the lovely smile who was the model for Rosie Driffield'. Provenance: With the book-plate of Edward Wassermann partially affixed to the front paste-down which shows a patch of old glue residue to the top 2 cm from when it was initially put in. Photographs/scans available upon request. Signed by Author. Codice articolo 355490719112

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Dylan Thomas

Editore: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, London (1953)

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Descrizione: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, London, 1953. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, London, 1953 Signed First Edition 1953. Near fine book in clean fresh bright red covers with gilt titles to spine; very small bump to spine base. Internally very good and free of inscriptions; free of foxing; binding tight; 138pp. The dust jacket is very good and not price-clipped; tiny nick and rub. A story, written in the form of a film scenario adapted from the work by Donald Taylor. Codice articolo 1551426470461

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Edward Harrison Compton

Editore: Germany (1900)

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Descrizione: Germany, 1900. Condizione: Fine. This is a brilliant original sketch or watercolor from Edward Harrison Compton. This original artwork was completed between 1906 and 1960 in Germany. These are some of the finest entomological drawings we've ever had in stock. Compton took great care in the accuracy of the drawings and his color and shading almost bring them to life on the page.Edward Harrison Compton was a second generation German painter. He studied in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. He exhibited in several galleries in Berlin, Munich, and the Royal Academy in London (B├ n├ zit). Like his father, he was known as a "Bergmaler" or mountain painter in his lifetime, though he was stricken with polio at the age of 28 and began to paint more accessible landscapes. He was known for his travel and landscape paintings in his lifetime, some of these paintings selling in the 5-10,000 Euro range in the last 5 years.The artwork available here shows his immense interest in insects, but in particular butterflies and grasshoppers. Many of these show great detail of each specimen with different angles and sections sketched thoroughly. Some of the illustrations still show the grid lines he used to try to keep the details as accurate as possible while enlarging them on the page. Some of the illustrations have truly spectacular color as well. Compton's exceptional skill is truly on display in each.Some of these illustrations also have annotations including scientific names, sexes, collecting dates and localities (true signs of scientific thinking), and morphologically important parts. With several, the magnification - e.g. 27x - is added in pencil. Compton's signature is on a few which will be noted in the condition section. While not all we have available were signed these came from an original collection of his sketches, and the sketchbooks were marked clearly as his own (picture available upon request), and the work is all very clearly his own.It's unclear why Compton took such great focus on insects in his personal sketching throughout his life. While only his landscape work seems available to date, this was clearly a passion project that spanned decades of his work and truly honed his skills. Rembrandt was said to have sketched small natural objects as it was the ultimate skill test for an illustrator. They are some of the most difficult subjects to render in a powerful and impressive way while maintaining accuracy, a feat that Compton truly accomplished in the artwork available here. --- This illustration is signed and partially mounted to archival board. The illustrations are in generally excellent condition, but if you have any question about condition please contact us with questions. Codice articolo compton181

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Edward Harrison Compton

Editore: Germany (1900)

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Descrizione: Germany, 1900. Condizione: Fine. This is a brilliant original sketch or watercolor from Edward Harrison Compton. This original artwork was completed between 1906 and 1960 in Germany. These are some of the finest entomological drawings we've ever had in stock. Compton took great care in the accuracy of the drawings and his color and shading almost bring them to life on the page.Edward Harrison Compton was a second generation German painter. He studied in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. He exhibited in several galleries in Berlin, Munich, and the Royal Academy in London (B├ n├ zit). Like his father, he was known as a "Bergmaler" or mountain painter in his lifetime, though he was stricken with polio at the age of 28 and began to paint more accessible landscapes. He was known for his travel and landscape paintings in his lifetime, some of these paintings selling in the 5-10,000 Euro range in the last 5 years.The artwork available here shows his immense interest in insects, but in particular butterflies and grasshoppers. Many of these show great detail of each specimen with different angles and sections sketched thoroughly. Some of the illustrations still show the grid lines he used to try to keep the details as accurate as possible while enlarging them on the page. Some of the illustrations have truly spectacular color as well. Compton's exceptional skill is truly on display in each.Some of these illustrations also have annotations including scientific names, sexes, collecting dates and localities (true signs of scientific thinking), and morphologically important parts. With several, the magnification - e.g. 27x - is added in pencil. Compton's signature is on a few which will be noted in the condition section. While not all we have available were signed these came from an original collection of his sketches, and the sketchbooks were marked clearly as his own (picture available upon request), and the work is all very clearly his own.It's unclear why Compton took such great focus on insects in his personal sketching throughout his life. While only his landscape work seems available to date, this was clearly a passion project that spanned decades of his work and truly honed his skills. Rembrandt was said to have sketched small natural objects as it was the ultimate skill test for an illustrator. They are some of the most difficult subjects to render in a powerful and impressive way while maintaining accuracy, a feat that Compton truly accomplished in the artwork available here. --- This illustration is signed, dated 1949, and partially mounted to archival board. The illustrations are in generally excellent condition, but if you have any question about condition please contact us with questions. Codice articolo compton182

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FER-DE-LANCE: STOUT, REX

STOUT, REX

Editore: Farrar& Rinehart, New York (1934)

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Descrizione: Farrar& Rinehart, New York, 1934. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. First edition ( publisher's colophon on the copyright page as required). The first NERO WOLFE mystery and a Haycraft -Queen Cornerstone as such.The book has been recased in the original cloth and boards ( rubbing to extremities still present); new head and tail pieces; new marbled end papers compliment the colours of the design and artwork on the new supplied facsimile jacket. Overall the book , while still showing signs of use and occasional finger soiling, is now a solid, firmly bound VG+. Enclosed in a custom clamshell case designed to partially duplicate the design of the original jacket. Laid in, in a purpose made envelope is the original publisher's contract from a Portuguese publisher, INITIALED ( twice) and SIGNED by the author, REX STOUT. The contract grants the company the right to publish "FER-DE-LANCE" in Portuguese. A beautiful production preserving not only a first edition of this important book, but a significant artifact of publishing history. All inquiries welcomed. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo JD5193

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John Steinbeck

Editore: The Viking Press, New York, New York (1941)

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Descrizione: The Viking Press, New York, New York, 1941. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. The Viking Press, New York, 1941 Signed, First Edition, second printing. First Edition, Second Printing with the words "First Published in May 1941" This copy is signed by John Steinbeck on the title page. Condition: Jacket is spine browned and edge chipped, now in an archival plastic protector. cloth binding is clean and unworn, end-papers are partially browned, internally clean and tight. The book is in overall excellent condition. Codice articolo 1582889689854

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Dylan Thomas

Editore: J.M. Dent, London, London (1954)

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Descrizione: J.M. Dent, London, London, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. J.M. Dent, London, 1954 First edition, 5th (posthumous) printing. Binding: Hardcover, with jacket. Author signature card glued-in onto the title page. "Thank you, sincerely Dylan Thomas." Book Condition: Very Good, jacket, very good with slight chipping to top and bottom of the spine, mylar protector. A play for radio later adapted for the stage and screen follows an all-seeing narrator through a fictional Welsh village, he hears the dreams and innermost thoughts of the villagers as they sleep, and when they awake we see how this affects their waking lives.Under Milk Wood A Play for Voices by Dylan Thomas, with preface and musical settings by Daniel Jones. Book Description: Internally very good & clean, no name or inscription, the top edge of text block with shelflife, unmarked beige cloth boards. D/j unclipped good only with loss top/tail of spine & rubbing along edges. Now protected by clear cellophane sleeve. Hardback with dustjacket, 5" x 7 1/2", 101 pages, with preface, musical score, and original radio cast including Richard Burton, with 9s. 6d. price on front flap. Codice articolo 1549603873255

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Purple Heart ["Formal portrait of the science: Vonnegut, Kurt

Vonnegut, Kurt

Editore: Joe Petro III, Lexington, KY (1997)

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Descrizione: Joe Petro III, Lexington, KY, 1997. Print. Condizione: Fine. First Edition. 18 by 24 inches. Seven color silkscreen (serigraph) on Coventry deckle edge paper. Officially titled "Purple Heart." Captioned below the image, "Formal portrait of the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, wearing a purple heart awarded in December 1944 for frostbite during World War Two in Europe, posed for in Skokie, Illinois, where he was employed by a diaper service in 1947." A classic ten-eyed portrait of Vonnegut's literary alter-ego depicted in military uniform. Trout, a prolific, if little-appreciated science fiction writer, was a recurring character in Vonnegut's work, appearing in Breakfast of Champions; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Slaughterhouse-Five; Jailbird; and Timequake, among other novels. Fellow SF novelist Philip Jos├ Farmer perpetrated one of the great literary practical jokes of all time by actually writing and publishing Venus on the Half-Shell, a fictitious book by Trout which was part of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. A terrific screenprint, here issued at full size. Another version, without the caption, was printed at just 5-3/4 by 8-3/4 inches. Only 17 copies were issued in this format. One of the most desirable of Vonnegut's silkscreens. First edition (first printing). Copy 7 of 17. Signed by Vonnegut in pencil. Codice articolo 5896

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Ernest Hemingway

Editore: Charles Scribner's Sons, NY (1960)

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Descrizione: Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1960. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Illustrated Edition. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1960 NY 1932 (1960 printing) Size: 8 vo. 517p. Signed by the author, front free endpaper. B/W photos of bullfights. Includes glossary and dates of bullfights; 1960 printing. dj w/lite chipping, unclipped price, in mylar; black cloth hardcover with gilt decorations and lettering on spine, unmarked pages. This wrapper features the dynamic 'Toros' bullfighting painting by Roberto Domingo; rear panel with b&w photo of Hemingway and notice of his winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for "The Old Man and The Sea". This book, "Death in the Afternoon," is a treatise on the ceremony and traditions of Spanish bullfighting. Hemingway details the history and magnificence of bullfighting, while also proffering deeper contemplation into the nature of fear and courage. Includes a 120-page photo-plate section with description of the bulls, the fighters, the fight itself, and an eighty-four page explanatory glossary. Still considered one of the best ever written about bullfighting, and an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport and reveals a rich source of inspiration for his art - the unrivaled drama of bullfighting. Codice articolo 1567476659856

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Beard, Peter H

Editore: Arena Editions, Santa Fe (1999)

ISBN 10: 1892041154ISBN 13: 9781892041159

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Descrizione: Arena Editions, Santa Fe, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 1st Edition. A Fine book. First Edition (stated)/ First Printing (no other printings noted). SIGNED, dated (Christmas Day 1999) and briefly inscribed (To Donald and Judy Simon, son of Norton Simon) by Beard as well as his full size red paint hand print stamp on the half title/author page - thus an extremely rare combination. Book has light shelf wear and a "Happy Holidays" book plate from renowned art collector Richard Weisman on the backside of the ffep red paper page else bright and clean, fully intact, tight and square with no tears or markings. A scarce, very rare and highly collectible copy over all. Unique and singular. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 002236

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OMAN, Charles Philip Austin

Editore: London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1864 (1864)

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Descrizione: London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1864, 1864. Octavo (179 x 108 mm). Contemporary green hard-grained morocco presentation binding, title gilt to the spine, narrow low bands, compartments attractively gilt, cross-shaped centre tools, elaborated coronet corner-pieces, broad gilt frame to the boards composed of concentric panels, floral roll to the board edges and turn-ins, all block edges gilt, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, a little rubbed overall, endpapers cracked at the front hinge, pale toning to the text-block, an excellent copy. First edition of this evocative novel following the Templemore family from England to Bengal during the last days of Company rule, from the calm when 'the first faint mutterings of the storm which was to dash the crazy fabric of British power' were barely felt, to the whirlwind of Rebellion. A handsomely bound presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author. Calcutta-born, Edinburgh Academy educated Charles Philip Austin Oman (1825-1876) joined his father, also Charles, and two brothers as indigo planters in Jessore, Bengal, before setting up in his own right at Tirhut in Bihar in the sub-Himalayan foothills, which location provides the setting for this novel. The story is full of telling detail and carefully drawn character studies bringing life the mores and manners of the British community in South Asia in the mid-nineteenth century, includes vivid vignettes of hunting buffalo, alligator and boar, a visit to the Calcutta Botanical Gardens, 'a picnic in the Himalayahs', 'Indian Jugglers', and at the conclusion Hampton Templemore is swept up in the "Mutiny", besieged in Arrah. Oman is known to have contributed a piece on "A Fair on the Ganges"anonymously to Dickens' All the Year Round in 1861, but the present appears to have been his only sustained literary effort. He is best remembered as the father of the historian Sir Charles Oman, after whose birth in India the family returned to England. He died in Winchester, where his son was at school, in 1876, his estate valued at "less than ú3000". Rare, WorldCat offers just eight locations, BL, NLS, Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool, Berkeley, Harvard and Leiden. Inscribed to a Mrs. J.M. Slee, "as a token of affection and a mark of appreciation of her approval and sympathy during the progress of this work", this is a very pretty presentation copy of a little known, but useful addition to the literature of colonial life under John Company. Codice articolo 141474

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ROYCROFTERS.) WILDE, Oscar, & Elbert Hubbard (ed.)

Editore: East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1905 (1905)

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Descrizione: East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1905, 1905. Quarto (193 x 143 mm). Publisher's presentation binding in red half morocco, titles and sunflower motifs in gilt direct to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, red silk page marker, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Corners a touch rubbed, the binding otherwise firm and unfaded, internally crisp; a near-fine copy. Printed in orange and black, opening initials heightened in gilt. First Roycrofters edition, number 19 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum, signed by Hubbard, and inscribed on the first blank "To Margaret Scott, Royal Roycrofter, with all kind wishes from her Uncle, Elbert Hubbard". The recipient, the actress, poet, and playwright Margaret Scott Oliver (1879-1930), was not in fact Hubbard's niece. Settled in the arts and crafts community at Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, Margaret Scott Oliver was hosted at Hubbard's home while being his student and becoming proficient in making and marketing Roycroft products. She was then put in charge of the first Roycroft shop established outside of East Aurora, in Philadelphia. Her arts and crafts bookplate with her maiden name Margaret Hunter Scott is affixed to the front pastedown. Codice articolo 142011

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Various

Editore: Gallery Press/Deerfield Press, Dublin, Ireland/Deerfield, MA (1983)

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Descrizione: Gallery Press/Deerfield Press, Dublin, Ireland/Deerfield, MA, 1983. Engelland, Timothy (illustratore). Eighteen octavo volumes. Variously paginated. Volumes printed from 1977-1978 are one of 250 copies; later editions are one of 300. Each signed by the author at colophon and illustrated with woodcuts or drawings from Engelland, who also acted as designer. Printed by Harold McGrath in Massachusetts and bound in Dublin, the series celebrates the longstanding relationship between the two regions, testified in the verses of some of their most notable poets: Wendell Berry, Robert Creeley, Michael Hartnett, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Derek Mahon, James Merrill, John Montague, Paul Muldoon, Richard Murphy, James Seay, Louis Simpson, William Stafford, Richard Wilbur, Mairtin O Direain, James Dickey, Donald Hall, and Eavan Boland. All bound in full brown or black cloth with neutral-tone dust wrappers. Some sunning and minor wear to wrappers, else a near fine set. 1983 prospectus laid in. Codice articolo 30101

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Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1893-1957)

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Descrizione: Dorothy L Sayers , 24 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, 5. 2. 34, to an unnamed correspondent, commenting on the topographical speci?city of 2 of her books, I think The Five Red Herrings is the only one of my books which deals in accurate detail with any speci?ed locality. In that, practically everything is real, including the times of the local trains & buses, & all the places are called by their real names. The Nine Tailors gives a generalised picture of East Anglian (fenland) scenery . I have pretended that the scene is laid in the Lincolnshire border , small paper-clip stain to left margin and a little spotting at foot, 1 page. Sayers letters that specifically refer to not one but two of her early books are exceedingly uncommon in our experience. Photographs/scans available upon request. Signed by Author. Codice articolo 355490719124

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Fromm, Erich

Editore: Farrar & Reinhart (1941)

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Descrizione: Farrar & Reinhart, 1941. Hardcover. Condizione: Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. An inscribed First Edition, First Printing (original $2.50 price intact on front flap of the dust jacket, publisher's colophon on copyright page) -- that also includes a handwritten letter from Erich Fromm -- of this provocative discussion of freedom and social psychology in which one of the preeminent psychologists and public intellectuals of the 20th Century observes that the burden of freedom on individuals can make authoritarian leadership an appealing prospect. Fromm, a leading light of the Frankfurt School, (Institute for Social Research) developed the theory amid the rise of Fascism in his native Germany. This copy is briefly inscribed by Erich Fromm (in German) to a previous owner on the front endpaper. Additionally, this copy includes a handwritten, one-page letter (on Fromm letterhead with an address in Mexico) from Fromm to the previous owner. The letter is dated 3/26/54 and the text is in German. Blue cloth, 305 pages. The book has a 1/4" chip at the top of the spine and a 1/16" chip at the bottom of the spine. Cloth rubbed to board on bottom corners of the covers. Has a 1" by 1/2" spot on top page edge. Internally, minimal sign of previous use. The dust jacket has several chips at the edges including 1/2" chips at the top and bottom of the spine. We'll cheerfully provide photos of the book and letter upon request. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 012782

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AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq.

Editore: Cairo: La Revue du Caire, 1939 (1939)

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Descrizione: Cairo: La Revue du Caire, 1939, 1939. Octavo (194 x 130 mm). Contemporary red half morocco-grained skiver, marbled boards, title gilt to spine, initials P. M. at the tail, sepia patterned endpapers, front panel of the original light card wraps, printed in green and black, bound in place. Bound by the Atelier de Reliure de l'Imprimerie Tasso Printing Works, Ismailia. Text printed on thick wove paper Lightly rubbed, a couple of small scuffs to the boards, pale toning to the text-block, overall very good. First edition in any western language of the second novel, widely considered as one of his best, by a key figure in the development of modern Egyptian literature. A limited edition of 450 copies, this 349, signed by the author, rare with just four locations identified world-wide: American Universities Beirut and Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and BibliothŔque de Diderot Lyon. First appearance in a western language of Egyptian novelist and playwright Tawfiq al-Hakim's classic 1937 Diary of a Country Prosecutor. Hakim was one of the most important Arabic literary figures of the 20th century. This novel, his second, was based on his own experiences working in rural Egyptian courts in the early 1930s. Part detective story part memoir, it "shows Hakim's descriptive power at its best: in it the author succeeded in giving a remarkably vivid picture not only of his life as a district attorney, but of the entire machinery of justice as it operates in Egyptian villages" (Badawi, A Passion for Experimentation: The Novels and Plays of Tawfiq al-Hakim, p. 954). This French translation, which appeared in Cairo two years after the publication of the original Arabic, was a collaboration between two highly respected scholars of Islamic history. Gaston Wiet, founder of the Revue du Caire on whose presses this book was published, was director of the Museum of Arab Art in Cairo from 1926 until 1951 and a prolific scholar on a wide range of subjects related to the Islamic world. His long-term collaborator, Zaki Muhammad Hassan, was a Egyptian historian who got his doctorate in Paris and spent his life as an academic in both Egypt and Iraq. There is also an introduction by Egyptian politician and diplomat Hafez Afifi Pasha, former Egyptian foreign minister and ambassador to London. This publication was part of an early phase in the translation of Arabic literature into European languages and, until the 1970s, it was one of only two "works of contemporary Arabic literature to have been translated into more than one major European language" (Jacquemond, Conscience of the Nation (2008), p. 312) Abba Eban, future Israeli politician and ambassador to the USA and UN, translated the novel into English in 1947 under the title Maze of Justice. This copy from the library of French sailor Pierre Omer Bernard Mittelman (1898-1969), a former captain with the Suez Canal Company who joined the Free French Naval Forces, and in 1941, under the code-name Lancelot, acted as a go-between in ill-fated negotiations between Churchill and Weygand (see Thomas, Britain and Vichy: The Dilemma of Anglo-French Relations 1940 42, pp. 84-5). Codice articolo 141117

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Libro de Manuel. Firmado y dedicado. Signed: Julio Cortßzar. Firmado

Julio Cortßzar. Firmado y dedicado. Signed and inscribed

Editore: Ed. Sudamericana (1973)

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Descrizione: Ed. Sudamericana, 1973. Encuadernaciˇn de tapa blanda. Condizione: Bien. Condizione sovraccoperta: Bien. Buenos Aires, Ed. Sudamericana, 1973. Rustica, 390 pßginas. Dedicado por el autor en 1973. Firmado por el autor. Codice articolo LdA1090

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