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Il Nome Della Rosa [The Name of the Rose]  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Il Nome Della Rosa [The Name of the Rose] - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Eco, Umberto

Milano: Bompiani. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1980. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. An attractive first printing of the first edition, gilt stamped red cloth in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Signed by author Umberto Eco on the title page. Contursi A021a, "I edizione settembre 1980" and SIAE 1 edizione sticker, numbered 0009037 on the copyright page. Showing L10.000 original price on dust-jacket. Rather scarce, rare to find signed in this condition; A medieval mystery set in a monastic library. In 1327, a time of tension between the Pope and the Holy Roman Empire, English Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate heresy among the monks at an Italian abbey. His task is overshadowed by a series of bizarre murders. This is a tale of books, librarians, patrons, censorship and the search for the truth. In the original Italian. Basis for the 1986 film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater. Winner of the Premio Strega, Prix Medicis Etranger and Premio Anghiari awards .

$9900.00

The Man With The Golden Gun - 1st Edition/1st Printing/1st State

By Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1965. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A rather attractive and scarce first state of the first edition in very near fine condition, minor spotting to top edge, little bumping to tips in bright dust-jacket with minor chips to edges. Only a very limited number of first state copies (said to be less than 1,000) were made with the famous golden gun embossed on the front cover prior to the design changes for quality reasons. Gilbert A13a,1.1. In custom clamshell case with leather spine; Fleming's thirteenth and last Bond novel, followed one year later by a collection of short-stories (Octopussy and The Living Daylights). A golden bullet with "007" etched in it is received by her Majesty's Secret Service. It is believed to come from Scaramanga, hired to assassinate Bond and sent to scare his new target. Basis for the James Bond movie starring Roger Moore, and Maud Adams as Bond girl Andrea Anders, the first of Adams' three Bond appearances. Christopher Lee as Scaramanga .

$14300.00

Kupfer-Bibel; In Welcher Die Physica Sacra, Oder Geheiligte  Natur-wissenschaft Derer In Heil. Schrifft Vorkommenden Natürlichen Sachen  Deutlich Erklärt Und Bewährt
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Kupfer-Bibel; In Welcher Die Physica Sacra, Oder Geheiligte Natur-wissenschaft Derer In Heil. Schrifft Vorkommenden Natürlichen Sachen Deutlich Erklärt Und Bewährt

By Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob

Augspurg und Ulm: Johann Andreas Pfeffel, Kaiserlicher Hof-Kupferstecher in Augspurg. Very Good+. 1731-1735. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated. Full-Leather. Erste - Vierdte Abtheilung incl. Of Vorbericht and Verzeichnis der Auctorum bound in five volumes, all regular and extra plates present as specified in Nissen, I. -V. Theil: Vol. I: 28 leaves, 276 pp; Vol. 2: 4 leaves, pp 277-672, 1 leaf; Vol. 3: 5 leaves, 572 pp, 1 leaf; Vol. 4: 1 leaf, pp 573-1140, 1 leaf; Vol. 5: 5 leaves, first one separated but present, pp 1141-1426, 40 leaves. Nissen 3659; Mainly as Faber du Faur 1855; Felfe, Naturgeschichte als kunstvolle Synthese. Impeccable one-family provenance including the Prime Minister of Denmark, Ove Høegh-Guldberg (1731-1808) signature and Danish language inscription in volume 1 by his wife, Lucie Emmerentze Høegh-Guldberg dated 1794, their book label dated 1769. Høegh-Guldberg was said to have run Denmark partly behind the scenes because of his crazy King [; A Royal Affair, a Danish movie of 2012, partially covers both characters]; The German translation of the Physica Sacra, concurrently published in Latin, is Scheuchzer's famous scientific commentary on the Bible with overall 762 plates on cosmography, paleontology, zoology, botany, anatomy. The Kupfer-Bibel showcases the state of lexicography and of philological methods in the early eighteenth century and provides a select bibliography of recent publications on these subjects. Scheuchzer, 1672-1733, Swiss scholar, physician, chair of physics, professor in mathematics, credited for being one of the fathers of paleontology, passed away two years prior to the publication of the final volume, a publication process of overall eleven years. The sketches are the work of the artist Johann Melchior Füssli, numerous engravers of the time took part. A beautiful presentation of a rare and important set, revitalizing the splendor of Baroque chalcography. In a retrospective binding of mottled calf. Full gilt spine with titles tooled on red Morocco, head bands sewn in German style colored linen on double core. Tooled in gold fillet wheels with repeating floral design. A Very Good+ presentation indeed .

$21000.00

The Old Man and the Sea  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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The Old Man and the Sea - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A Very Good+ first Edition/First Printing showing some minimal rubbing to corner and some staining to ffeps. Small water stain to bottom of page block, pages clean inside. Very Good+ dust-jacket showing overall wear and some rubbing to spine and corners, as well as tape repair to two small closed tears inside. Book is housed in a blue slipcase. An exceptional collectible in beautiful condition; Hemingway's hugely successful story of the old fisherman landing the biggest fish in his life. Basis for the motion picture starring Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize. All first issue/first state points present, e. G. , Scribner "A" and colophon present on copyright page, no mention of Pulitzer/Nobel Prize; blue tinted dust jacket, original price of $3.00 on inside flap of jacket .

$1400.00

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

By Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press. Fine. 1985. Signed by Illustrator. Leather. Hand-crafted and published by the Pennyroyal Press in an edition of 350 sets, this being #215, with the folio of 49 individual prints, originally unsigned, at the 100 year anniversary of the publication of the first edition. While uncalled for with this publication, in this set, Mr. Moser has signed each print in the folio. This is one of only 4 known examples of this set complete with the folio of 49 prints each individually signed by Barry Moser; Mark Twain's famous tale in a stunning presentation with forty-nine wood engravings by Barry Moser. Publisher's full green morocco gilt by E. Gray Parrot. Triple gilt-rule borders on covers, with the dates 1885-1985 stamped in gilt within roundel in the center of the upper cover. The spine is lettered in gilt, with paste paper linen end-sheets by David Bourbeau. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress, accompanied with a signed suite of the 49 prints, (same images as the engravings in the book) all encased in a linen chemise. Book and print folio in slip-case; Wood engravings .

$9900.00

Leo Tolstoy  - Special Limited Edition
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Leo Tolstoy - Special Limited Edition

By Simmons, Ernest J.

Boston, MA: Little Brown and Company. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1946. Limited Edition. Hardcover. An exceptional Special Limited edition in Near Fine condition with embossed ex-libris seal on front fly leaf, lightly annotated on Preface page, having unevenly cut front signatures, lightly bumped head and tail of spine, and shelf dust in a Very Good dust jacket with chipping to upper and lower edges, sunned spine and stained panel creases; Ex-Libris; B & W Illustrations and Photographs .

$35.00

Prometheus Bound
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Prometheus Bound

By Aeschylus; Trans. by James Scully & C. John Herrington

New York and London: Oxford University Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. First thus; First Printing; Signed by Translator. Hardcover. 0671240773 . First Thus edition / first printing (this being the first edition/first printing of this translation) in Near Fine condition with minimal sunning to upper edges of boards and tail of spine in Very Good clipped dust wrapper with chipped upper and lower edges, scuffed spine, and slightly yellowed Interior panels. Presentation inscription and signature to the front flyleaf probably belonging to one of the authors, but as it is illegible, and the authors are not very well known, it is hard to say .

$35.00

Jonathan Swift  - 1st Edition / 1st Printing
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Jonathan Swift - 1st Edition / 1st Printing

By Rowse, A. L.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. [1975]. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0684145618 . A lovely first edition / first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed bottom edges and corners of boards and head of spine in an alike clipped dust jacket with chipped bottom and top edges, and slightly yellowed inside panels. Twenty-five B & W illustrations; B & W Plates .

$35.00

Tolstoy
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Tolstoy

By Troyat, Henri; Nancy Amphoux (trans.)

Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. [1967]. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. A Book Club edition in Very Good+ condition with lightly rubbed board edges, dusty upper edge, in a Very Good dust jacket with scored front cover, chipping to upper and lower edges, especially on head and tail of spine with light foxing to interior panels. Handsomely illustrated; Book Club Edition; B & W Illustrations and Photographs .

$20.00

The Comfort Of Strangers  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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The Comfort Of Strangers - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By McEwan, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0224019317 . A most beautiful first Impression of the first edition in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page. Rather scarce to find in collectible condition, let alone fine; McEwan's second novel after The Cement Garden, the story of Mary and Colin, an English couple in Venice who meet Robert and Caroline. When they drug Mary and give Colin the choice to allow Robert to do anything to him and save Mary's life or let her die, Colin chooses to save Mary, and, when she awakes, he is dead. Basis for the 1990 movie starring Rupert Everett, Christopher Walken, Helen Mirren and Natasha Richardson .

$860.00

Interview with the Vampire

By Rice, Anne

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. As New in As New dust jacket. 1996. Limited Signed Edition; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 067945084X . Twentieth Anniversary Limited Signed edition in As New condition in alike dust-jacket, still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Slipcased. SIGNED by Rice; In the "Interview with the Vampire", Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is the one of an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac who descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind in Paris. Basis for the major motion picture starring Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, and Brad Pitt; The Vampire Chronicles .

$210.00

Stuart Little - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By White, E. B.

New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1945. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First edition with first printing (10-5 and I-U) labeling in just about Fine condition with limited browning and soiling in Very Good-, lightly chipped first State dustjacket with the Harper & Brothers, Publishers statement on the bottom of the front flap showing original price of $2.00; Elwyn Brooks White's classic children's book about Stuart Little, the shy, philosophical little mouse with a big heart and a taste for adventure .

$870.00

Animals Of The Bible
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Animals Of The Bible

By Fish, Helen Dean [; Dorothy P. Lathrop]

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A charming first edition in Nearly Fine condition in the scarce, chipped dust-jacket with few tears and tape repair to the backside of the jacket. Second state with "Lathrop" correctly spelled on the of spine of book and dust-jacket with $2.00 publication price present, illustrated end-papers with prancing dear in front and back; Helen Fish wrote the introduction and selected passages from the King James version of the Bible which accompany the beautiful drawings of Dorothy Pulis Lathrop. Winner of the first Caldecott Medal for best illustrated children's book in 1938. An important book in children's picture book history; B & W Illustrations .

$550.00

The True Prophecies Or Prognostications Of Michael Nostradamus, Physician  To Henry II, Francis II And Charles IX, Kings Of France And One Of The  Best Astronomers That Ever Were. A Work Of Curiosity And Learning
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The True Prophecies Or Prognostications Of Michael Nostradamus, Physician To Henry II, Francis II And Charles IX, Kings Of France And One Of The Best Astronomers That Ever Were. A Work Of Curiosity And Learning

By Nostradamus [; Michel De Nostredame]

London: Printed By Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson. Good+. 1672. First Edition. Full-Leather. A most respectable, unrestored first edition in English and French, bound in original leather with five raised bands, title printed in red and black, illustrated with ornamental woodcut headpieces and initials. Boards rubbed, spine and edges with areas of erosion, limited water staining to margins. Lacking rare frontispiece portraits and final blank page, all other pages present and intact. Misprinted page numbers 464 and 456 (for 495 and 496). Rare in any condition, particularly when unrestored; French apothecary and reputed seer Michel de Nostredame (December 1503 – July 1566) issued his Les Propheties originally in 1555 and gained world-wide fame. In 1672, Theophilus de Garencières, a French apothecary who came to England with the French ambassador in the 1650s, was the first to translate Nostradamus into English, creating the bilingual text with the French quatrains with accompanying English translations and annotations; Woodcuts .

$5400.00

Seabiscuit: an American Legend  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Seabiscuit: an American Legend - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Hillenbrand, Laura

New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780375502910 . A very beautiful true first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike first state dust jacket (without reference to availability as audio book) . Random House typical first indication (printing number line beginning at "2", "first edition" label) . One of the best sports biographies of the genre; Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. Laura Hillenbrand re-creates a second-to-none underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race. Basis for the major motion picture starring Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges .

$260.00

Gilead  - True 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Gilead - True 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Robinson, Marilynne

Toronto: Harpercollins Publishers. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 9780002005883 . A stunning first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket. The Canadian edition was issued three weeks prior to the US edition, SIGNED by author Marilynne Robinson on the title page. A most scarce collectible; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winning Gilead is Marilynne Robinson's second novel after "Housekeeping" and is the immensely moving account of Reverend John Ames of Gilead, Iowa, a grandson and son of preachers. Ames, now in his seventies, hasn't much time left to tell his young son about his heritage and begins to write it all down .

$650.00

The Jumping Frog  - 1st Edition
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The Jumping Frog - 1st Edition

By Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

New York and London: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A just about Fine first edition in the original red decorated cloth, gently rubbed and little fading to spine. In the elusive, nearly Fine dust-jacket with only a minor chip to the bottom of the spine. In custom made 1/3 leather cloth double slipcase. Hard to imagine a nicer copy can be found; The Jumping Frog in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil. First separate publication, save for a note at pp 64 - reprinted from its first appearance in Sketches, 1875. BAL 3477 .

$6500.00

Herzog  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Herzog - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Bellow, Saul

New York: The Viking Press. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. A beautiful first edition in about Fine condition in Very Good+ dustjacket, little edge wear and closed tear to back panel, less browning to spine as usually seen. Signed by author Saul Bellow directly on the front fly leaf; Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's "Herzog" received the International Literary Prize in 1965; the story of Moses E. Herzog, a confused intellectual suffering from the breakup of his second marriage, the failure of his life and the specter of growing up Jewish in the middle part of the 20th century .

$990.00

Gilead  - True 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Gilead - True 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Robinson, Marilynne

Toronto: Harpercollins Publishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 9780002005883 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. The Canadian edition was issued three weeks prior to the US edition, SIGNED by author Marilynne Robinson on the title page. A scarce collectible; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winning Gilead is Marilynne Robinson's second novel after "Housekeeping" and is the immensely moving account of Reverend John Ames of Gilead, Iowa, a grandson and son of preachers. Ames, now in his seventies, hasn't much time left to tell his young son about his heritage and begins to write it all down .

$990.00

Black Sunday  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Black Sunday - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Harris, Thomas

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0399114432 . First edition, first printing, foxing to page edges in still Very Good condition in alike lightly soiled dustjacket, with a few tears to spine. SIGNED by Thomas Harris on the front end paper and affectionately inscribed to his childhood friend's mom in the year of publication. A desirable association copy; Thomas Harris' portrait of an Israeli anti-terrorist agent attempting to stop terrorist organization Black September and a disgruntled Vietnam vet in their pursuit to commit a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl. Basis for the major motion picture starring Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, and Marthe Keller; 318, [2] pages .

$819.00

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