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Tolstoy: The Inconstant Genius.

by Nazaroff, Alexander I. [Leo Tolstoy]

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Published
1930
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London: George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., 1930. First edition of Nazaroff's complete biography of Tolstoy. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Tolstoy, illustrated. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Ownership name. This story of Tolstoy's life, complete in one volume, neither sets its subject on a pedestal nor underlines the… Read more
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Biography of an Idea: Memoirs of Public Relations Counsel Edward L. Bernays.

by Bernays, Edward L

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Published
1965
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$600.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First edition of the father of public relations' biography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Although not marked this is from the library of William Safire. William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon's campaign for the 1960 Presidential race, and… Read more
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$600.00
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Kissinger: A Biography.

by Isaacson, Walter

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Published
1992
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$300.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. First edition of Isaacson's authoritative biography of Henry Kissinger. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, with an autograph note signed by and in the hand of the author on Time Magazine letterhead which reads, "Dear Bill, Here's an early-run copy. At least now it's got an index! Any publicity would be appreciated.… Read more
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$300.00
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The Power Game: How Washington Works.

by Smith, Hedrick. [William Safire]

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Published
1988
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$175.00

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New York: Random House, 1988. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters eye-opening inside portrait of how Washington D.C. really works. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, "To Bill Safire In admiration of your writing, especially your wonderful "Freedom." I thank you for your cheerful generosity… Read more
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$175.00
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A Time to Die.

by Wicker, Tom

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Published
1978
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New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1978. First edition of the New York Times reporter's award-winning account of the Attica Prison Revolt. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Bill Safire - from his liberal, elitist, do-gooder firend - Tom Wicker." The recipient, William Safire was… Read more
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Without Fear of Favor: The New York Times and its Times.

by Salisbury, Harrison E. [William Safire]

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Published
1980
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$200.00

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New York: Times Books, 1980. First edition of this account of the "inside story" of the New York Times. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Bill Safire Who helped to get this one going! Harrison Salisbury." The recipient, William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He… Read more
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Smiley’s Circus: A Guide to the Secret World of John le Carre.

by Monaghan, David. [John le Carre]

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Published
1986
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$1,750.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. First edition of Monaghan's analysis of le Carre's seven Circus novels. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John le Carre on the title page, "John le Carre, his guide, or rather his jungle!" Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by le Carre, we have not seen another signed example. Here,… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Auden: An Introductory Essay.

by Hoggart, Richard. [W.H. Auden]

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Published
1951
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$75.00

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition of Hoggart's full-length critical study of Auden's work. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Auden. Signed by the author on the title page, "with very kind regards Richard Hoggart." Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. There is no question that W. H. Auden is, with T. S. Eliot, one… Read more
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$75.00
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A Stroll With William James.

by Barzun, Jacques. [William Safire]

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Published
1983
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$500.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1983. First edition of Barzun's intimate biography of "Father of American psychology", William James. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Bill, with admiration on many counts. Jacques 22 IV 83." The recipient, William Safire was an important American author,… Read more
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$500.00
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A Writer’s Notebook.

by Maugham, W. Somerset. [William Safire]

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Published
1949
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$2,250.00

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1949. First trade edition of Maugham's semi-autobiographical confessional. Octavo, bound in three quarter morocco with gilt titles and raised bands to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "by W. Somerset Maugham For Bill Safire in recollection of a pleasant chat." The recipient,… Read more
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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou.

by Angelou, Maya

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Published
2004
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$1,500.00

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New York: Modern Library, 2004. First Modern Library edition of Angelou's classic memoirs. Octavo, original gray cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "Winona Chestnut Joy! Maya Angelou 6/2005." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gabrielle Bordwin. Jacket illustration by Janet Halverson. This work contains I Know Why the Caged… Read more
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The Letters of Tolstoy and His Cousin Countess Alexandra Tolstoy (1857-1903).

by Tolstoy, Leo. Translated by Leo Islavin

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Published
1929
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1929. First edition of the selected letters of Leo Tolstoy written to his cousin, Countess Alexandra Tolstoy. Octavo, original cloth. Translated from the Russian by Leo Islavin. In near fine condition. In his introduction to the present volume, Leo Islavin states: "This selection of the most striking letters from Count Leo Tolstoy's correspondence with… Read more
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The Fountain of Age.

by Friedan, Betty [William Safire]

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Published
1993
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$375.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. First edition of this landmark work on aging. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Helene and Bill- Evolve, enjoy! Betty Friedan Washington Breakfast 1993." The recipient, William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon's campaign for the… Read more
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$375.00
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Sri Aurobindo on Himself and on the Mother.

by Aurobindo, Sri

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Published
1953
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Pondicherry, India: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1953. First edition of this work on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Mirra Alfassa on the front free endpaper, "To Sisir Kumar with blessings Mirra." Mirsa Alfassa known to her followers as The Mother, was a French spiritual guru and a collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, who considered… Read more
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$6,000.00
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William Hazlitt.

by Baker, Herschel. [William Hazlitt]

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Published
Cambridge
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Cambridge University Press: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge. First edition of perhaps the greatest and most complete biography of the great Romantic. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated, frontispiece portrait of Hazlitt. From the library of William Safire, although not marked. William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon's campaign… Read more
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We’ll Laugh Again.

by Buchwald, Art. [William Safire]

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Published
2002
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2002. First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page, "Aug 22, 2002 To Bill, you were expecting "War and Peace?" Yours, Art Buchwald." The recipient, William Safire was an important American author, columnist,… Read more
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Mark Twain’s Autobiography.

by Twain, Mark. [Samuel Clemens]

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Published
1924
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$1,250.00

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First edition of Twain's famed autobiography. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Twain to each volume. Stated "First Edition" with "H-Y" on the copyright page. BAL 3537. Introduction by Alfred Bigelow Paine. From the library of Oliver Safir with his signed bookplate to each pastedown and, subsequently,… Read more
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My Trip Abroad: What Europe Did To The World’s Most Popular Movie Actor.

by Chaplin, Charlie

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Published
1922
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$12,000.00

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1922. First edition of Chaplin's fast-moving narrative of his whirlwind trip to England and Europe. Octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated, frontispiece portrait of Chaplin and Knobloch arriving in Europe. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the second free endpaper, "To Milt Gross from Charles Alfred Reeves Spencer Chaplin to remind him… Read more
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Return of the Enola Gay.

by Tibbets, Paul W.; Dutch Van Kirk; Morris Jeppson; Jack Widowsky; C. D. Albury; Russ Gackenbach

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Published
1998
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$1,450.00

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Columbus, Ohio: Mid Coast Marketing, 1998. First edition of Tibbets' account of the bombing of Hiroshima. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, signed by Tibbets and five fellow American WWII aviators, "Paul Tibbets", "Dutch Van Kirk", "Morris Jeppson, Weapon Test Officer, Enola Gay Mission", "Jack Widowsky, Navigator - 'Top Secret'", "Russ Gackenbach, Nav - Necessary Evil, Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 1945",… Read more
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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey.

by Collins, Michael; Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh

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Published
1974
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$2,500.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1974. First edition of one of the finest memoirs of space travel. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, humorously inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Coke and Betty, when overtaken by insomnia. Michael Collins." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert T. McCall. Foreword… Read more
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