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  • Publisher: J. Stockdale
London: J. Stockdale, 1902. Second Edition. Hardcover. Ex-Colby College Library; library bookplate, residue of pocket at rear, wear at spine foot where label has been removed, clean and tight. else a very good copy. Octavo; pp; xvi, (ii), 449, (18), index; with a large folding chart, smaller charts; three quarter brown leather and marbled paper covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, spine lettered in gilt. this is an early 19th century book that has been rebound circa 1895-1910, from the binding style. The scarce enlarged second edition. An important economic study of Great Britain first published in 1782.
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  • Publisher: Basic Books, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
480 Pp. Grey Cloth Stamped In Gilt On Red. First English Language Edition, American Issue, First Printing, 1959. Very Near Fine, No Names Or Marks Or Wear. First Issue Dj, Red Colors Are Reddish ( The Similar Color On Second Printing Dust Jacket Is A Maroon-Red). Dj Lightly Used, Two 1/2" Closed Tears At Top Of Rear Panel With A 1/8" Closed Tear, And Two Tiny Chips At Top Of Spine Panel.
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  • Format: Hardcover
First edition in English of one of the great works of twentieth-century philosophy, originally published as 'Logik der Forschung' in Vienna in 1934. ?One cannot help feeling that, if it had been originally translated as soon as it had been published, philosophy in this country might have been saved some detours. Professor Popper's thesis has that quality of greatness that, once seen, it appears simple and almost obvious? (Times Literary Supplement). Popper?s central insight is the logical asymmetry between verification and falsification: while no number of positive outcomes of experimental tests can prove that a scientific theory is true, it takes only one counterexample to prove it false. Thus falsifiability is the criterion which demarcates true science from pseudoscience: a theory is properly scientific if and only if it makes claims definite enough to be refutable in principle by testing ? as for example Einstein?s theory of general relativity does, while astrology, Freudianism, and the Marxist theory of history do not. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Large 8vo, 480 pp., publisher's cloth, in the original unclipped dust jacket which has a mark on the front panel and light foxing on the rear, spine panel somewhat browned, light spotting to outer edge of text block, internally clean and free of any inscriptions, a very good copy.
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  • Publisher: London: Hutchinson,
London: Hutchinson,, 1982–3. Edited by W. W. Bartley, III. 3 works, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jackets. An excellent set in bright jackets with occasional minor nicks; original price stickers to front flaps of two volumes; small tape repair to verso of spine panel of Realism and the Aim of Science. First editions in book form, first impressions, of one of the major works on determinism and indeterminism, Popper's three-part postscript to his first published book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1936). Although the culmination of Popper's work in the philosophy of physics (reaching its peak in the second volume, The Open Universe) the Postscript took almost three decades to be published. Originally intended as appendices to a later edition of The Logic of Scientific Discovery, the three works grew into a fully-fledged work which actually exceeded in length The Logic of Scientific Discovery. In 1956–7 The Postscript was all set to be published and already existed in the form of galley proofs but because of his deteriorating eyesight Popper was never able to proof-read the galleys and the whole project remained on hold for 25 years.
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  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, n.d. [1966]. Hardcover. Occasional pencil underline, binding in excellent condition. Overall Near Fine. Aldren Watson. Large octavo (6-1/4" x 9-3/4") bound in attractive 3/4 brown morocco leather and marbled boards with five raised bands, a gilt-lettered and decorated spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With green-tinted illustrations by Aldren Watson.
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  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company,
Chicago:: Open Court Publishing Company,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1925. Hardcover. The mathematician's first book. First edition. An association copy: INSCRIBED by the author to fellow mathematician Leonida Tonelli. Foxing on edges, else very good in a very good (moderate sized chip at the crown of the spine, a few smaller chips elsewhere) dust jacket. ; 189 pages .
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  • Format: Hardcover
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1930]. 7 3/8 x 5". xii, 186pp. Illustrations, diagrams. Original cloth. Very good. Collated and complete. University of Chicago Science Series.
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  • Format: Hardcover
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1930]. 7 3/8 x 5". xii, 186pp. Illustrations, diagrams. Original cloth. Very good. Collated and complete. University of Chicago Science Series.
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  • Publisher: Marc'Antonio Zaltieri., Venice
  • Format: Hardcover
A later 16th century edition of Dati's Italian translation of FACTORUM ET DICTORUM MEMORABILIUM, LIBRI IX, which first appeared in 1539 in Rome. This edition not in Adams or BL Italian STC. 8vo. ff.(16),320. Woodcut device on title page. Early vellum. Title and text a bit soiled. A few small wormholes to outer blank fore-edge of title.
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  • Publisher: John Miller
John Miller, London, 1826. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First English Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 3-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. This first English edition set was published the same year as the first American edition, (1826). All 3 volumes: half brown gilt-stamped leather and marbled paper over boards, 5 raised bands, all edges uncut; Volume I: 287 pages; Volume II: 276 pages; Volume III: 295 pages. All volumes are worn on covers and edges, scuffs on boards, leather chipping, have damp stains throughout; Volume I: front board detached, ffep loosening, Volumes II and III: leather on edges of spine cracked, still attached. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz. Category: Fiction; Picture 8: Front board detached on Volume I. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011621. .
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  • Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co,, London
  • Format: Hardcover
In two volumes. xii, 271, [1]; iv, 275pp. With a lithographic frontispiece to each volume, and a further four lithographic plates. In original publisher's decorated green cloth boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle marked and bumped, slight chipping to lettering-pieces. Contemporary armorial bookplates of 'Baron Northwick' to both FEPs, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP of Vol. I; 'To the Right Honorable / Lord Northwick / from the author / 1st January 1840 / Cheltenham. / Con / "Gratitudine Amicitzia [sic] / ed Recordanza." / Pryse L. Gordon'. The first edition of writer Pryse Lockhart Gordon's (1762-1845) travelogue on Belgium and Holland, including a detailed account of the causes and events of the 1830 Belgium Revolution which led to the secession of the nation from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. John Rushout, second Baron Northwick (1770-1859), art collector and connoisseur who developed close relationships with many eminent contemporaries including Sir William Hamilton, Edward Gibbon, and Horatio Nelson. His friendship with Nelson would result in Rushout being the first European to hear of the British victory at the Battle of the Nile - news he received from the admiral personally. Size: 8vo
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  • Publisher: E.G. Records / Polydor, London and New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Original vinyl pressing of the 1979 LP. Boldly SIGNED by Robert Fripp on the rear panel.Robert Fripp terminated the first run of King Crimson in 1974 and moved to Hell's Kitchen in New York to become an active part of the burgeoning punk/New Wave scene there. He produced records and recorded with the likes of Blondie and The Roches, intent on merging the "Frippertronics" techniques and tape-looping he had developed with Eno in England into a new sound.Fripp originally envisioned "Exposure" as being part of a trilogy of albums, mated with Daryl Hall's ambitious "Sacred Songs" and Peter Gabriel's second album, "Scratch," both of which he produced and sonically shaped. The record ultimately came to be its own entity, and while a number of vocalists were involved (Hall, Suzy Roche, Gabriel), it has an overall distinctive sound, and today remains one of Fripp's most engaging experimental rock records.Disc, inner sleeve, and outer sleeve Near Fine, with minute rubbing to the corners of the outer sleeve.
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There have been few people with a serious musical background writing about "rock" music and even less who write about it interestingly enough. I was unsure if I was gonna get this, but when I read it was by the same guy who wrote Brian Eno: His Music And The Vertical Color Of Sound - a longtime favorite of mine since college (!) I said "Shut up and take my money". I see other people on here mention that it is a bit dry - Eric Tamm writes about the music, not the musician (as he says in his introduction). You're not going to hear about how Fripp really wanted to get laid in Berlin when he worked with Bowie or other such ephemera. You are going to read a lot about the music of King Crimson, Robert Fripp and Guitar Craft (the book stops in the early 90s; it's a shame that there couldn't be a second edition with the last 20 years). If there is anything of interest to cult of personality types, there's Robert Fripp's admitted "loss of ego" during the making of Red (something which Bill Bruford corroborates in a very amusing manner in his recent bio) and an in-depth glance at the philosophical teachings Fripp absorbed in his 'lost years' in the mid 70s - but those all relate to how the music was made (and Guitar Craft was built up). Tamm isn't an impartial observer. He has some critiques when he deems them necessary. Some I think are spot on (Belew's "tacked on" vocals to KC material) some fall a little flat (I like all the jarring sequencing Fripp likes to put on albums) - but it's always intelligent, informed, and worth considering. The last 1/4 or so of the book are dedicated to Fripp's Guitar Craft stuff and there's some personal looks at that while Tamm attended an early week long seminar as well as an examination of the shortfalls of GC. The book, as I wish all books about music would do, raises interesting questions on the nature of composition vs musical creations and other 'big ideas' at the end.
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  • Publisher: Edinburgh: John Grant,
Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1924. Edited by Temple Scott. 12 volumes. Octavo, Bound in green half calf, gilt titles and decoration on spine, raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Numerous plates, consisting of photographic reproductions of Bronte country. Spines slightly sunned, extremities a touch bumped, occasional faint scuff marks, light offsetting from turn-ins, slight spotting to edges of some volumes. An excellent set. The Thornton Edition. A fine edition, attractive and very readable.
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1876. First Edition . Signed. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Letters and Social Aims. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1876 [i.e. 1875]. Octavo, original terracotta cloth. Housed in a half morocco chemise and full morocco slipcase. $11,000.First edition, first printing, association copy, of the last volume of essays published during Emerson's lifetime, bearing the ownership signature of Emerson's neighbor, Jeanie M. LeBrun, and additionally signed for her by Emerson and dated by him in the year of publication, ""6 Jan 1876.""This was the last volume of essay published during Emerson's lifetime. By the 1870s, Emerson had faded and ""gradually slipped into a serene senility in which his mind finally became a calm blank"" (OCAL). ""A longtime friend, James Elliot Cabot, was enlisted by the family to help put Emerson's literary manuscripts in order and prepare his lectures for delivery and his writings for publication… Cabot and Emerson's daughter Ellen put together a final volume of essays, Letters and Social Aims (1876), some reprinted ('The Comic,' 'Quotation and Originality,' and 'Persian Poetry') and others drawn from Emerson's manuscripts ('Poetry and Imagination,' 'Social Aims,' 'Eloquence,' 'Resources,' 'Progress of Culture,' 'Inspiration,' 'Greatness,' and 'Immortality')… Emerson died quietly in Concord and was buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, close to the graves of the Alcotts, Hawthornes, and Thoreaus"" (ANB). First printing, with ""N"" on page 209 and with ""inviolate"" and ""choices"" on page 308 (changed respectively in the second and third printings to ""inviolable"" and ""choice""). Though this work is dated 1876, the first printing took place on December 16, 1875 and was first advertised on Christmas of that year in Publisher's Weekly. Myerson A43.1a. BAL 5272. This copy belonged to and bears the ownership signature of Jean M. LeBrun, a Concord neighbor of the Emersons, as well as the Thoreaus, Alcotts, and Hawthornes. LeBrun's signature is dated Christmas day, just days after publication, suggesting that this book may have been a gift to her—one that she embellished by securing Emerson's signature. LeBrun would later attain her own minor fame for a piece she wrote to the Boston Advertiser in 1883 (later separately published in booklet form) that responded to the 1882 first book-length biography of Thoreau. The biography was written by Frank B. Sanborn, yet another Concord neighbor who worked as a schoolteacher instructing the children of Emerson, Hawthorne, and James. Sanborn also proposed to Emerson's daughter, Edith, who rejected him. In his biography of Thoreau, Sanborn presented an unflattering and ungenerous portrait of Thoreau's mother. Jean LeBrun, in her piece for the Advertiser undertook to defend both Thoreau and his mother posthumously.Interior with only a couple faint stains, light rubbing to extremities of binding. A near-fine copy.
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  • Publisher: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.A.: Third Pr Review of Books
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780893881917
1ST PRINTING STATED hardcover book VERY GOOD spots on page edges/dustjacket VERY GOOD brodart covered, SIGNED on a card laid ion the title page by former President GERALD FORD
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  • Publisher: New York: Doubleday & McClure Co.,
New York: Doubleday & McClure Co.,, 1899. Octavo. Original tan cloth stamped in blue, gilt, and olive with a design of Dracula's mountaintop castle on the front cover, untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Binding somewhat stained and showing general signs of handling, inner joints cracked but quite firm, internally some soiling, a few leaves dog-eared. First U.S. edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lady Errington from Bram Stoker 31.05.08". Lady Errington (d. c.1935) was the wife of Sir George Errington (1839-1920), MP and high sheriff successively of Tipperary and Wexford. Stoker was himself Irish, born in Clontarf, Dublin, and visited America repeatedly, especially between 1883 and 1904, when he toured the States with the Lyceum Theatre as Sir Henry Irving's business manager. Inscribed copies of the American first edition, published two years after the original London edition, are decidedly uncommon.
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First Edition/1st printing; hardcover + unclipped dust jacket; signed by Warren Buffett and Alice Schroder; pages clean and unmarked;no cover dents; obtained from faculty at Creighton University in Omaha NE; ships in box.
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  • Publisher: Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing
  • ISBN: 9781613470534
Lakewood, Colorado: Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing, 2014. ----------hardcover, about 8 x 11.5 inches, a Very Fine copy in a Very Fine dustjacket, housed in a Very Fine slipcase, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage, this is copy # 239 and is unopened and still in the original shrinkwrap, a stunning production, ---"A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron,Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan,Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott. --The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There are several pages of full color artwork, too. The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels." ---CONTENTS INCLUDE: Introduction by Joshi; The House of the Worm by Mearle Prout; Far Below by Robert Barbour Johnson ; Spawn of the Green Abyss by C. Hall Thompson ; The Deep Ones by James Wade ; [Art Portfolio] Erlend Mark ; The Franklyn Paragraphs by Ramsey Campbell ; Where Yidhra Walks by Walter C. DeBill, Jr. ; [Art Portfolio] Allen Koszowski; Black Man with a Horn by T.E.D. Klein ; The Last Feast of Harlequin by Thomas Ligotti ; Only the End of the World Again by Neil Gaiman ; Mandelbrot Moldrot by Lois H. Gresh ; Black Brat of Dunwich by Stanley C. Sargent ; [Art Portfolio] Stanley C. Sargent ; The Phantom of Beguilement by W. H. Pugmire ; ---Hungry ---Rats by Joseph S. Pulver, Jr. ; Virgin’s Island by Donald Tyson ; In the Shadow of the Sword by Cody Goodfellow ; Mobymart After Midnight by Jonathan Thomas ; A Gentleman from Mexico by Mark Samuels ; Man with No Name by Laird Barron ; John Four by Caitlin R. Kiernan ; Sigma Octanis by Rhys Hughes ; [Anasazi] Gemma Files ; The Wreck of the Aurora by Patrick McGrath ; Thirteen Hundred Rats by T. C. Boyle ( T. Coraghessan Boyle ); Beneath the Beardmore by Michael Shea ; Rupa Worms from Outer Space by Denis Tiani ; Pickman’s Model by H. P. Lovecraft (illustrated by John Kenn Mortensen ) ; The Lurking Fear by H. P. Lovecraft (illustrated by Thomas Ott ) ; Excerpts from a Notebook by Drazen Kozjan; [cartoons] Julien Bazinet ; [Notes); Contributors, ---OUT-OF-PRINT before publication, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Fine (see description)/Very Fine (see description). Illus. by Erlend Mark; Allen Koszowski; Stanley C Sargent; John Kenn Mortensen; Thomas Ott; Julien Bazinet; David Ho.
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  • Publisher: Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing
  • ISBN: 9781613470534
Lakewood, Colorado: Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing, 2014. ----------hardcover, about 8 x 11.5 inches, a Very Fine copy in a Very Fine dustjacket, housed in a Very Fine slipcase, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage, this is copy # 239 and is unopened and still in the original shrinkwrap, a stunning production, ---"A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron,Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan,Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott. --The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There are several pages of full color artwork, too. The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels." ---CONTENTS INCLUDE: Introduction by Joshi; The House of the Worm by Mearle Prout; Far Below by Robert Barbour Johnson ; Spawn of the Green Abyss by C. Hall Thompson ; The Deep Ones by James Wade ; [Art Portfolio] Erlend Mark ; The Franklyn Paragraphs by Ramsey Campbell ; Where Yidhra Walks by Walter C. DeBill, Jr. ; [Art Portfolio] Allen Koszowski; Black Man with a Horn by T.E.D. Klein ; The Last Feast of Harlequin by Thomas Ligotti ; Only the End of the World Again by Neil Gaiman ; Mandelbrot Moldrot by Lois H. Gresh ; Black Brat of Dunwich by Stanley C. Sargent ; [Art Portfolio] Stanley C. Sargent ; The Phantom of Beguilement by W. H. Pugmire ; ---Hungry ---Rats by Joseph S. Pulver, Jr. ; Virgin’s Island by Donald Tyson ; In the Shadow of the Sword by Cody Goodfellow ; Mobymart After Midnight by Jonathan Thomas ; A Gentleman from Mexico by Mark Samuels ; Man with No Name by Laird Barron ; John Four by Caitlin R. Kiernan ; Sigma Octanis by Rhys Hughes ; [Anasazi] Gemma Files ; The Wreck of the Aurora by Patrick McGrath ; Thirteen Hundred Rats by T. C. Boyle ( T. Coraghessan Boyle ); Beneath the Beardmore by Michael Shea ; Rupa Worms from Outer Space by Denis Tiani ; Pickman’s Model by H. P. Lovecraft (illustrated by John Kenn Mortensen ) ; The Lurking Fear by H. P. Lovecraft (illustrated by Thomas Ott ) ; Excerpts from a Notebook by Drazen Kozjan; [cartoons] Julien Bazinet ; [Notes); Contributors, ---OUT-OF-PRINT before publication, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Fine (see description)/Very Fine (see description). Illus. by Erlend Mark; Allen Koszowski; Stanley C Sargent; John Kenn Mortensen; Thomas Ott; Julien Bazinet; David Ho.
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  • Publisher: MacMillan
A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a check signed by Jack London laid in. Some soiling on some pages. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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  • Publisher: MacMillan
A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a check signed by Jack London laid in. Some soiling on some pages. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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  • Publisher: Easton Press
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2001. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Publisher's notes laid-in. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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U.S.A.: Disney Editions, 2004. And copyright dates 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 all five volumes are first editions, first printings. The first book Peter and the Star Catchers Is Due to Come out in a Movie. Illustrations by Greg Call. Book 1-Peter and the Star Catchers pictorial cover with green and red covers over boards with gold, green and white lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Illustrated inside covers front and back. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Book 2-Peter and the Shadow Thieves pictorial cover with Brown and blue cover over boards with gold and white lettering on the front and on the spine. A remainder Mark on the bottom page edges. Illustrated inside covers front and back. For edge pages are not cut. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Book 3-Peter and the Secret of the Rundoon, illustrated inside covers front and back gold and white lettering and illustrated front cover. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. For edge pages are not cut. Book 4-Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Brown and blue cover with gold and white lettering on the front and on the spine, illustrated front board. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. For edge pages are not cut. Illustrated inside covers front and back. Book 5-The Bridge to Neverland, pictorial boards front spine and back. Illustrated inside covers front and back. Signed by Both Authors on the Title Page No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust Jackets Of All Five Volumes, have No tears, bent flaps, nor are they price clipped. All five volumes dust jackets are now in a clear protective cover. All texts and illustrations are bright and clean, bindings are secure, a very solid collectible set of books.. 1 Volume Signed by the Author. 1st Edition. hardcovers. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Greg Call. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book to Movie Last Book Signed.
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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0077077334
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  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201498405
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  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY
BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY , 1940. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: CHAD HANNA By WALTER D. EDMONDS 1940 First Edition AUTHOR: WALTER D. EDMONDS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY Published April 1940 EDITION: First Edition stated ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Adventure, Rare, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Red SIZE: 6 x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 548 pages. CONDITION: The dust jacket is in good plus condition; the original $2.75 price is still on the front flap; there is some brown like aged rectangles in on all the corners of the flaps; the rectangles have left a mile age imprint to the adjacent endpapers. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good+/Good+ dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: BY THE AUTHOR OF DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK. A nice copy of this novel set around the Erie Canal during its construction. The book is th e basis for the Henry King film featuring Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, and Linda Darnell. Adventure novel from the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolution. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! We offer free gift wrapping year round on all our products regardless of item's cost. REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 005538 .
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  • Publisher: Random House
New York: Random House, 1943. Very Good. First edition. Uncorrected Proof. String-tied folded and gathered sheets, bound without the illustrations. First and last leaves soiled and a bit worn, a very good copy. A hot-off-the-wire journalistic account of the Guadalcanal landing and attack which immediately became a bestseller and was quickly turned by Lewis Seiler into one of the best WWII action films. It was also important war propaganda, depicting for the first time a major American victory in the Pacific. Scarce in this format.
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  • Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1910.. Octavo, pp. [i-x] xi [xii] xiii [xiv] 1-281 [282: blank] 1-8: ads, six inserted plates with illustrations by Edmund Frederick as well as numerous black-and-white vignettes in the text, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white and blind, pictorial paper inlay on front panel. First edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of page 281. "Light society romance about a down-on-his-luck electrical engineer who happens on an invention that 'broadcasts' the erotic essence of an individual, thus attracting its ideal complementary opposite." - Robert Eldridge. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) and (1981) 1-38. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 399. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 143. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02813. Stains to top quarter-inch of most leaves, externally a bright attractive copy, in a good pictorial dust jacket with chips to about a third of the spine panel (leaving author and title intact, however), edge-wear, dust soiling and old internal tape mends. The jacket is rare in any condition. (#146061)
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First edition. Uncorrected Proof. String-tied folded and gathered sheets, bound without the illustrations. First and last leaves soiled and a bit worn, a very good copy. A hot-off-the-wire journalistic account of the Guadalcanal landing and attack which immediately became a bestseller and was quickly turned by Lewis Seiler into one of the best WWII action films. It was also important war propaganda, depicting for the first time a major American victory in the Pacific. Scarce in this format.
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  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780394401522
Book in excellent condition - Stated First edition in unclipped dust jacket original price $12.50. Book has sun darkened spine, head and tail of spine lightly bumped, light shelf and edge wear, light foxing on open edges. No interior marks noted. Dust jacket has edge wear, small chips and creases at spine head and tail, one small hole with surrounding stain on spine which does not affect book spine. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 555 pages + 54 page index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-5 pounds. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; ISBN: 0394401522. ISBN/EAN: 9780394401522. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 605036. Additional shipping charges may apply.
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  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, [2] pages. Seventeenth printing, originally issued in October 1961. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Fading and light soil to top edge and to spine, The red is particularly faded. Good. Lacking dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title, "Bon appetit to Michael, Julia Child, 9/22/92".
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  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Hardcover. Black cloth with gilt lettering and design. Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket soiled. Larry McMurtry's Copy.
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  • Publisher: 1959 MacMillan
  • Format: Hardcover
In a good dust jacket, mylar protected and price intact ($3.00), but with front flap completely separated, tears one-half inch to one and a half inches on all four spine ends, and age-darkened. 007's Seventh Adventure. Black clothbound board, embossed skull with gold eyes on front board, with a small written mark on front endpaper and a finger smudge on last page.
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New York and Boston: Brainard Publishing Company, 1903-4.. Edition de Luxe, Limited to 1000 sets of which thisis unmarked / out-of-series. Complete in 8 volumes; large octavo. Embellished with etched frontispiece illustrations by John Ward Dunsmore, title pages printed in red, green and black. Beautifully bound in mid-brown oasis morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt ornament to spines, contrasting light brown clothsides, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Internally clean, bindings unmarked. A fine library edition in an attractive recent leather binding
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  • Publisher: Harbourt, Brace and Company
NY: Harbourt, Brace and Company. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1958. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full rust cloth, gilt lettering on spine, light red endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs and reproductions.. Boards lightly soiled, former owner's small sticker on fep, else fine, tight, square, unmarked and clean. The price-clipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, is only mildly worn at the edges of the head, heel, and corners. An extremely nice copy of this scarce memoir. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD.. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 312 pp .
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  • Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd
London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 6 volumes, large octavos (21.5cm.); original cloth in uniform tan decorative dust jackets, matching endpapers, red top stains. Jacket edges a bit shelf worn with shallow chips and close tears; three of the jackets with small losses not affecting text; textblock edges a touch dust soiled, else a Very Good, sound set.
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  • Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd
London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 6 volumes, large octavos (21.5cm.); original cloth in uniform tan decorative dust jackets, matching endpapers, red top stains. Jacket edges a bit shelf worn with shallow chips and close tears; three of the jackets with small losses not affecting text; textblock edges a touch dust soiled, else a Very Good, sound set.
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  • Publisher: Van Loghum Slaterus, Amsterdam
  • Format: Softcover
THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST APPEARANCE OF ANY PART OF THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; PRECEDING THE BOOK EDITION. A BEAUTIFUL COPY IN SCARCE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. "The diary written by Anne Frank is probably the single most widely read book to come out of the Holocaust. Millions of readers have read the story of the teenage girl's two years in hiding. It has been translated into more than thirty-five languages and published in as many countries. Her diary was also the foundation for a successful drama performed worldwide (The Diary of Anne Frank, 1956) and a film of the same title (1959). Especially in the last twenty years, many schoolchildren and adults alike have had their first exposure to the effects of Adolf Hitler's war through Anne's writing. Anne's diary so captured the attention of the world that her name has become symbolic of the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah? "To many, Anne Frank has become a symbol of the strength and optimism of the human spirit in the midst of tragedy. In July 1944 Anne wrote what was to become the most famous line of her diary and the one most often used to symbolize her spirit. 'In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart'? Anne's writing put a human face to the unfathomable statistics of the millions of individuals who suffered and died" (Sarita Cargas, Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature). On the publication in De Nieuwe Stem: The Diary, although now recognized as such an important historical document, almost never found its way into print. Anne's father, Otto Frank, gained possession of the manuscript after the war. By April 1946, the diary already had been rejected by several publishers and Otto Frank was having doubts about continuing to pursue publication. It was at this time that "he gave one typed copy to a friend, who lent it to Jan Romein, a professor of modern history. Much to Otto Frank's surprise the professor devoted an article to it in a Dutch newspaper, Het Parool. Romein's article appeared on April 3, 1946, hailing the diary as an outstanding example of wartime documentation by a remarkably talented Jewish girl (whose name was not disclosed). His friends now urged Otto Frank to have Anne's diary published as she herself had wished" (quoted in Jeffrey Shandler, From Diary to Book). Jan Romein was so impressed by the diary that, as one of the editors of the new left-leaning journal De Nieuwe Stem, he was able to arrange for the publication of excerpts from the diary in the journal's sixth issue, appearing in June 1946. These five excerpts (to "Kitty") begin on July 11, 1942, and conclude on April 11, 1944 and "mark the first publication of Anne's writing" (ibid), preceding the book edition, ultimately published in 1947 with a preface by Jan Romein's wife, Anne Romein-Verschoor. In "De Nieuwe Stem," Vol I, Nr. 6 (June, 1946), pp. 431-442. Amsterdam: Van Loghum Slaterus, June 1946. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Text in Dutch. Light chipping to wrapper edges; overall a remarkably well-preserved copy.
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  • Publisher: Blackwood and Sons
Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Vol. I contains The Caxtons parts I - IV. Vol. II contains parts V - VII. Vol. III contains parts VIII - XI. Vol. IV contains parts XII - XIV. Vol. V contains parts XV - XVII. Also containing numerous other articles. This is the first ever appearance of The Caxtons, delivered anonymously and in serialised form. It was first published in novel form later in 1849. All volumes remain firmly bound, with wear to covers and spines. Slight loss to top and base of spine of Vol. V. Edge marked. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm. This set is published over the period 1848 - 1849. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-5 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; 19th century; History. Inventory No: 15815. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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  • Publisher: A. Michel
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN: 2226011757
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  • Publisher: Various Publishers
Various Places: Various Publishers Various publishers, places and dates. Grayish blue cloth. Original wrappers bound in. Folio. A bound volume collecting sheet music from various shows, etc. Some containing words by P.G. Wodehouse, one with music from George Gershwin, and two by Irving Berlin. Contents as follows: Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) I've Saved All my Love For You. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1916; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) My Arabian Maid. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1917; Buck, Gene (lyrics), Hirsch, Louis (music) In Old Versaille. M. Witmark and Sons 1918; Berlin, Irving. The Blue Devils of France. Waterson Berlin and Snyder Co. 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) I Want to Learn to Jazz Dance. T.B. Harms 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics), Hirsch, Louis (music) Any Old Time at All. M. Witmark and Sons. 1918; Jackson, Arthur J and De Sylva, Bud. But-After the Ball was Over. Jerome H. Remick and Co, 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) Starlight. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) Tulip Time. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1919; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) Sweet Sixteen. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1919; Macdonald, Ballard (lyrics), Hanley James F. (music). Rose of Washington Square. Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., 1919. The following all bear lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse with music my Jerome Kern, published by T.B. Harms in 1918: You Found Me and I Found You, When the Ships Come Home, Words are Not Needed (1917), You Never Knew About Me (1917), Rolled into One (1917), Till the Clouds Roll By (1917). The following with lyrics by Wodehouse and music by Louis A. Hirsch, 1918: The Land Where Journeys End, I'd Ask No More, I Wonder Whether, City of Dreams, Boat Song, You Never Know. The following by various lyricists and composers: The Spring Maid (music by Heinrich Reinhardt. Jos. W. Stern, 1920); Berlin, Irving (lyrics and music): The Girl on the Magazine (Irving Berlin, Publisher, 1915); Hayes, Nora (words); Fisher, Irving (music): Ladies First (T.B. Harms, 1918); Young, Rida Johnson (lyrics); Romberg, Sigmund (music): The Road to Paradise (G. Schirmer, 1917); Woolf, Edgar Allan (lyrics); Kern, Jerome (music): Funny Little Something (T.B. Harms, 1918); Caldwell, Anne (lyrics), Caryll, Ivan (music): Goodbye Girls I'm Through (Chappel and Co, 1914); Jackson, Arthur (lyrics); Gershwin, George (music): Nobody But You (T.B. Harms, 1919); Smith, Harry (lyrics); Kern, Jerome (music): We'll See (T.B. Harms, 1916); Bayes, Nora (words); Fisher, Irving (music): Me and You (T.B. Harms, 1918); McCarthy, Joseph (lyrics), Carroll, Harry (music): I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (McCarthy and Fisher, 1918); Caldwell, Anne (lyrics); Kern, Jerome (music): The Bull Frog Patrol (T.B. Harms, 1919); Wodehouse, P.G (lyrics), Kern, Jerome (music): My Castle in the Air (T.B. Harms, 1916); LeBaron, William (lyrics), Kreisler, Fritz (music): Who Can Tell (T.B. Harms, 1919); Smith, Robert (lyrics), Herbert, Victor (music): I Might be Your Once-in-a While (T.B. Harms, 1919); Lewis, Ted (lyrics) Munro, Bill (music): When My Baby Smiles at Me (Harry Vontilzer, 1920). GOOD condition. Heavy fading, moderate scuffing, soiling and staining to the cloth covers. Paper tape repairs to many of the sheet music pages throughout, with cloth tape along the spines of each in the interior, presumably helping in the binding process. A few minor owners' names or notes. General toning and minor scattered staining to the pages. Owner's makeshift contents page pasted in on the inside front cover. . Cloth. Good. Folio.
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  • Publisher: Folio Society
  • Format: Hardcover
Fine 1st impression 1996 Folio Society hardback set, 6 matching volumes with lovely cover design with vintage appeal, Intro by Bryan Forbes, illustrated by Geoff Grandfield, in stylish slipcase. Some minor marks to surface of slipcase only, else Fine and bright. Slipcase [h9.5 x w6.5 x d6.25 inches (24x17x16cm)] bound in blue full cloth; two-colour (black and yellow, plus blue cloth as background) illustration by Geoff Grandfield on right side, with 'THE COMPLETE' at top, 'ENTERTAINMENTS' at bottom in black. Individual volumes [h9 x w6 x d1 inches (23x15x2.5cm)] each bound in blue full cloth, with two-colour illustration on front (black & yellow, plus blue cloth background); 'GRAHAM' at the top, 'GREENE' at the bottom in black. Spine has title in black (reading top to bottom) plus single letter of author's name at top and bottom (in black and yellow, plus blue); when put in correct order [of first publication] in slipcase, the letters at the top of the spines spell out 'GRAHAM', those at the bottom 'GREENE'. End-papers in bright yellow (same shade as on cover/slipcase illustrations); eight full-page illustrations in each volume. Contains: STAMBOUL TRAIN (first published 1932), 240pp including 7-page introduction (to set) by Bryan Forbes; A GUN FOR SALE (1936), 209pp; THE CONFIDENTIAL AGENT (1939), 225pp; THE MINISTRY OF FEAR (1943), 242pp; THE THIRD MAN, 237pp, containing 'The Third Man' (1950, 110pp, four illustrations, 3-page preface by author), 'The Fallen Idol' (first published as 'The Basement Room' in 1935, 34pp, two illustrations, 2-page preface by author), 'Loser Takes All' (1955, 83pp, two illustrations); OUR MAN IN HAVANA (1958), 231pp. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Illustrator: Geoff Grandfield. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 056438.
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  • Publisher: Birmingham : Hall and English
Birmingham : Hall and English, 1895. 1st edition. Provenance: Birmingham Medical Institute (with accompanying bookplate and stamp). Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth over beveled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.. Physical description; 27 pages; 24 cm. Series; Bradshaw lecture; 1894. Notes; ""Printed by request of the Council."" -- t.p. Includes bibliographical references. Subjects; Syme, James 1799-1870. Surgeons - Scotland - Biography.
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  • Publisher: Banbury : Printed by J.G. Rusher for W. Rusher and Son, [1816].
  • Format: Hardcover
1816 Robin Hood English Folklore Merry Men Little John Outlaw Medieval Tale A rare early 19th-century printing of Robin Hood! Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green, he is often portrayed as "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" alongside his band of Merry Men. Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television. Title: The history and famous exploits of Robin Hood : displaying the merry speaches and gallant behaviour of him and his skilful band of archers, on various occasions, and including an account of his birth, education, marriage and death. Published: Banbury : Printed by J.G. Rusher for W. Rusher and Son, [1816]. Language: English FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all 72 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Banbury : Printed by J.G. Rusher for W. Rusher and Son, [1816]. Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $350 Photos available upon request.
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  • Publisher: Various Publishers
Various Places: Various Publishers Various publishers, places and dates. Grayish blue cloth. Original wrappers bound in. Folio. A bound volume collecting sheet music from various shows, etc. Some containing words by P.G. Wodehouse, one with music from George Gershwin, and two by Irving Berlin. Contents as follows: Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) I've Saved All my Love For You. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1916; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) My Arabian Maid. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1917; Buck, Gene (lyrics), Hirsch, Louis (music) In Old Versaille. M. Witmark and Sons 1918; Berlin, Irving. The Blue Devils of France. Waterson Berlin and Snyder Co. 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) I Want to Learn to Jazz Dance. T.B. Harms 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics), Hirsch, Louis (music) Any Old Time at All. M. Witmark and Sons. 1918; Jackson, Arthur J and De Sylva, Bud. But-After the Ball was Over. Jerome H. Remick and Co, 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) Starlight. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1918; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) Tulip Time. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1919; Buck, Gene (lyrics); Stamper, Dave (music) Sweet Sixteen. T.B Harms, Publisher. 1919; Macdonald, Ballard (lyrics), Hanley James F. (music). Rose of Washington Square. Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., 1919. The following all bear lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse with music my Jerome Kern, published by T.B. Harms in 1918: You Found Me and I Found You, When the Ships Come Home, Words are Not Needed (1917), You Never Knew About Me (1917), Rolled into One (1917), Till the Clouds Roll By (1917). The following with lyrics by Wodehouse and music by Louis A. Hirsch, 1918: The Land Where Journeys End, I'd Ask No More, I Wonder Whether, City of Dreams, Boat Song, You Never Know. The following by various lyricists and composers: The Spring Maid (music by Heinrich Reinhardt. Jos. W. Stern, 1920); Berlin, Irving (lyrics and music): The Girl on the Magazine (Irving Berlin, Publisher, 1915); Hayes, Nora (words); Fisher, Irving (music): Ladies First (T.B. Harms, 1918); Young, Rida Johnson (lyrics); Romberg, Sigmund (music): The Road to Paradise (G. Schirmer, 1917); Woolf, Edgar Allan (lyrics); Kern, Jerome (music): Funny Little Something (T.B. Harms, 1918); Caldwell, Anne (lyrics), Caryll, Ivan (music): Goodbye Girls I'm Through (Chappel and Co, 1914); Jackson, Arthur (lyrics); Gershwin, George (music): Nobody But You (T.B. Harms, 1919); Smith, Harry (lyrics); Kern, Jerome (music): We'll See (T.B. Harms, 1916); Bayes, Nora (words); Fisher, Irving (music): Me and You (T.B. Harms, 1918); McCarthy, Joseph (lyrics), Carroll, Harry (music): I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (McCarthy and Fisher, 1918); Caldwell, Anne (lyrics); Kern, Jerome (music): The Bull Frog Patrol (T.B. Harms, 1919); Wodehouse, P.G (lyrics), Kern, Jerome (music): My Castle in the Air (T.B. Harms, 1916); LeBaron, William (lyrics), Kreisler, Fritz (music): Who Can Tell (T.B. Harms, 1919); Smith, Robert (lyrics), Herbert, Victor (music): I Might be Your Once-in-a While (T.B. Harms, 1919); Lewis, Ted (lyrics) Munro, Bill (music): When My Baby Smiles at Me (Harry Vontilzer, 1920). GOOD condition. Heavy fading, moderate scuffing, soiling and staining to the cloth covers. Paper tape repairs to many of the sheet music pages throughout, with cloth tape along the spines of each in the interior, presumably helping in the binding process. A few minor owners' names or notes. General toning and minor scattered staining to the pages. Owner's makeshift contents page pasted in on the inside front cover. . Cloth. Good. Folio.
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  • Publisher: Ex. Officin Cornelii Driehuysen & Felicis Lopez [and] G. Schultzen 1671 and 1676, Lugduni Batavorum. [Leiden] and Kiloni [Kiel]
x, 427pp; 183pp. Engraved title page and several illustrations in the text. Text in Latin. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and discoloured.Tape reinforcement at fep. Neat handwriting on eps and library stamp on title page. Contents firm and bright Editio tertia, priori adcuratior longe, & emendatior; [and] first edition.
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  • Publisher: Stuttgart Tübingen, Cotta'sche.
  • Format: Hardcover
VII + 283 + 1 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. EA. - Leicht stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. - Die erste Ausgabe der ersten Gedichtsammlung des Diplomaten im Dienste des dänischen Königreichs.
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  • Publisher: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Format: Hardcover
Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall
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  • Publisher: Easton Press, Norwalk
  • Format: Hardcover
Book condition is Near Fine, bound in full, genuine leather with gilt accents, 22kt gold page edges and a hubbed spine. Smyth sewn, interior vaunts moire end papers, acid-neutral paper (won't yellow or become brittle over time) and silk ribbon page marker. Text is clean and unmarked, still in factory shrink-wrap. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series; 4to 11" - 13" tall
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  • Publisher: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.
  • Format: Hardcover
First Edition. 8vo. Signed by the Author. Finely bound by Otto Reimann in the 1950s in full black morocco with gilt titles to spine, elaborate, extra gilt and red tooling to spine and boards; pastedown panelled in black morocco tooled in similar red and gold, filled in maroon morocco criss-cross serrated in gilt with inlay black star of David edged in gold; brown silk end papers; all edges gilt. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates, frontispiece in colour. Trace of label to second blank else a clean copy in a superbly tooled and very attractive presentation-style binding. Held in protective brown morocco box, titled in gilt.
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  • Publisher: Doubleday Page,
Garden City:: Doubleday Page,. 1923.. First American edition. Gift inscription, slight foxing on top edge, and dark blue cloth a bit rubbed on corners, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket tanned on spine and with minor chipping on corners and spine ends. .
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  • Publisher: John Murray, London
  • Format: Hardcover
The preliminary material is 154 pages of the book and contains an introduction, principle authorities consulted, list of hieroglyphics, and the Coptic, Semitic and Cuneiform alphabets. The bulk of the book contains hieroglyphics with English equivalents. Subtitle: "an index of English words, king list and geographical list with indexes, list of hieroglyphic characters, Coptic and Semitic alphabets, etc. " This is a scarce and desirable first edition of Budge's classic work. Rust cloth with gilt spine lettering, large format 4to sized book. A bit of light wear to covers, but overall a nice clean and tight 2 volume set. Contains hieroglyphics with English equivalents. Dedication page in color. Paging: Volume 1: i- cliv, 592 p. Volume 2: 593 - 1356 pp. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall
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  • Publisher: John Murray
London: John Murray, 1920. 2 vols; cliv, 1356, dedication page printed in colour. imp. 8vo. HB. Orig. cloth; some foxing to end papers. Vg set.. First Edition..
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  • Publisher: Doubleday
Garden City: Doubleday, 1958. Very Good. Quartos. Three thick bradbound volumes with leaves printed rectos only. 1164pp., (paginated serially). Manuscript stated "Unpublished... and is the property of Leon Uris" probably distributed as a galley or for in-house use. A couple of leaves pulled through, some erosion at the edges of the wrappers, good, but a remarkable survivor in this cumbersome format. The galley includes a special four-page introduction by Uris for advance readers that details the long road he traveled in researching the book, such as moving to Israel and Cyprus with his family for two years, an attack by the Jordanians while visiting Jerusalem, and the sixteen-man squad of Israeli paratroopers that escorted him on a patrol of the Negev Desert. Basis for the epic Otto Preminger film with an all-star cast that included Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, and John Derek. Rare in this format.
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Program, 4to, pictorial covers, illustrated, 40 pp. Very slight aging; covers bright, clean, and firm, an almost excellent copy overall. This was a hard fought series that went to the Braves in seven games. Despite some strong individual performances from Yankee stars, Lew Burdette's three series pitching victories, and Hank Aaron's three home runs, eventually over powered the Yanks. Some very great players on both teams participated, including Eddie Mathews, Juan Pizaro, Warren Spawn, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and Enos Slaughter. baseball-almanac website.
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
The Memorial Edition, one of 90 copies bound with an original Mark Twain manuscript page. Octavo, 37 volumes, bound in half morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, plates. The lightest minor shelf wear to some extremities and along very bottom edges of a few volumes. The leaf paged "43" includes notes regarding a "whisky conspiracy" against soldiers' health and morals, among other ink jottings. "To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills). "High and fine literature is wine," Twain once wrote, "and mine is only water; but everybody likes water." This beautiful edition of Twain's complete novels, essays and sketches attests to the enduring popularity and power of his works--many of which, despite their author's protestation to the contrary, have come to be regarded as among the finest vintage American literature offers. Among other classics, the set includes A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
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  • Publisher: James Sangster & Co. N.d. c.[1860].
James Sangster & Co. N.d. c.[1860]. . Family Ed. 4to. xxxii + 686pp. Additional chromolitho. ills. t.p., 30 chromolitho. plates by Leighton, numerous b/w and sepia plates. Some light browning, inner gilt dentelles, contemporary straight grained morocco heavily embossed in gilt and blind, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, a.e.g. US$286
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  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
The first of three memoirs Graham (1904-88) about her intimate relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald during the last years of his life. The legendary writer died at age 44 in Graham's Hollywood apartment. Includes ten photographs and illustrations. This copy is inscribed by Graham to Nicholas Patrick Beck, a noted Fitzgerald collector and scholar, who was also a journalism professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Accompanied by a signed photograph of Sheilah Graham with her infant daughter Wendy and two holographic letters from Graham to Beck. In the first, a 1987 holiday card, Graham thanks Beck for "the tapes" and alludes to problems with a producer: "Sidney Skolsky said after he was gyped by the producer - Sidney Buchman on 'The Jolson Story' - God and one other will take care of him. They did - poor Sidney [Buchman] branded as a communist, which I think he was, was ruined." In the other, dated the following year, she informs Beck that she is leaving Palm Beach for New York, where she was scheduled to have leg surgery. She died in November of that year. Octavo. Original black cloth over blue cloth binding, with black and green titles. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with some very mild edgewear.
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, seventeenth printing. Three volumes. OED itself complete in two Near Fine volumes in lightly worn and scuffed slipcase with magnifying glass in drawer of slipcase, scuffed along top edge. Fine third volume, a supplement, in Fine slipcase. Plastic opening tabs included.
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  • Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co Ltd
London: J.M. Dent & Co Ltd, 1910 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1910 to 1921, Very Good Condition, Uniformly Bound in Hardcover Half-Leather Binding, Top Book Block Gilt-Edged, Gilt Title & decorations to Spine, 5 Raised Bands, 11 Volumes (of 12) With Many Illustrations Antiquarian and Topographical Each work is concluded with Glossary and Notes. Unpaginated. All of the volumes are dated unconsecutively from 1910 to 1921 Vol 1: Editor's Note + Tempest + Two Gentlemen of Verona + Merry Wives of Windsor + Measure for Measure Vol 2: The Comedy of Errors + Much Ago About Nothing + Love's Labour's Lost + A Midsummer Night's Dream. Vol 3: The Merchant of Venice + As You Like It + The Taming of the Shrew + All's Well that Ends Well. Vol 4: Twelfth Night + The Winter's Tale + Cymberline. Vol 5: Life and Death of King John + The Tragedy of King Richard II + The First Part of King Henry IV. Vol 6: The Second Part of King Henry IV + The Life of King Henry V + The First Part of King Henry VI. Vol 7: The Second Part of King Henry VI + The Third Part of King Henry VI + The Tragedy of King Richard III. Vol 8: Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII + Troilus and Cressida + The Tragedy of Coriolanus. Vol 9: The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus + The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet + The Tragedy of Timon of Athens + The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Vol 10: The Tragedy of Macbeth + The Tragedy of Hamlet + The Tragedy of King Lear. Vol 11: The Tragedy of Othello + The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra + The Tragedy of Pericles .
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  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1949. 1st American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good/Very Good. First American Edition, First Printing. No markings to text block. Previous owner's name stamp and book plate on inside front cover. Brodart cover. Light rubbing to edges of DJ.
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  • Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
New-York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Fine. Reynal & Hitchcock, New-York 1943, 18,5x23cm, reliure de l'éditeur sous chemise étui. - Third printing, produced a few weeks after the first and the same as the first edition ("marque au corbeau", price, publisher's address), but in a blue-grey binding and with the notice "third printing" on the front free endpaper. The only copy known to date of the Little Prince in French inscribed by Saint-Exupéry. Publisher's blue-grey cloth with illustrated dust jacket (two small repairs to foot of spine). A very rare and handsome autograph inscription by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : "Pour Malou et Jean Michel Sturm avec toute l'amitié de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [For Malou and Jean Michel Sturm with friendly good wishes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry]". Drawings by the author. This copy has a protective chemise by Julie Nadot, featuring the illustrations from the dust jacket on the covers. "Fairytales are like that. One morning you wake up, and you say to yourself: 'it's nothing but a fairytale...' You smile at your foolishness. But deep down, you're not convinced. We all know that fairytales are the only really true things in life" (Saint-Exupéry, Lettres à l'inconnue, May 1943). It is generally known that Saint-Exupéry, who left for combat before the French version of the Little Prince appeared could only inscribe - before his departure from New York - a few rare copies of the English version. During the 16 months he spent in North Africa, where his books were banned, he had only one copy, which he "never len[t]...and ma[de] people read it at [his] home, in [his room]" - even his closest friends. Nonetheless, two children from Algiers, unknown to Saint-Exupéry's biographers, had the honor of owning this extraordinary inscribed copy of what Martin Heidegger called "one of the great Existentialist books of the century." A universal fairytale if ever there was one (the Little Prince is, after the Bible, the most-translated book in the world), this hymn to travel, friendship and childhood was considered a masterpiece right from the start. It took - in the guise of a children's story - a profound look at the tragic present, revealing a more complex philosophy on the author's part than that for which his critics gave him credit at the time.   Though we don't know precisely the genesis of the character - Annabella, the actress', reading of Andersen, the gift of a box of watercolors by René Clair, an idea from his publisher Elisabeth Reynal, or simply the memory of his late brother - the actual writing of this tale was heavily marked by the war, by exile, and by Saint-Exupéry's difficult relationship with the authorities of the French Resistance. Demobbed in 1940, the writer celebrated for Terre des Hommes [Wind, Sand and Stars] in 1939, sought refuge in New York where he wrote and published (in February 1942) Pilote de Guerre [Flight to Arras] in an effort to convince American public opinion of the courage of French soldiers despite their inevitable defeat. Too Philo-Semitic for some and too defeatist for others, this story, quickly banned in France, earned him the ire of both the Petainists and the Gaullists, who forced him into inaction despite the fact that North Africa had been retaken by the Allies, opening the way for renewed armed combat. Despite an intense social and emotional life, it was with a feeling of profound solitude and being misunderstood that Saint-Exupéry wrote, in 1942, the Little Prince for his publisher in New York, who had just published Mary Poppins, Eugene Reynal & Curtice Hitchcock. At the end of 1942, Saint-Exupéry added fuel to the fire by broadcasting on the radio and then publishing his Lettre aux Français [Letter to the French People] which called on Frenchmen abroad and the French in France to unite against Nazism. His call for a reconciliation and a united front without exceptions against the common enemy, his refusal to judge the choices made by a people oppressed and his implied criticism of the power struggles between the combatant parties earned him the inimitable dislike of the followers of De Gaulle, who were at the time competing for power with those of General Giraud. Accused of being overly tolerant, this radio message drew some very sharp criticism, including from a writer dear to Saint-Exupéry, the philosopher and theologian Jacques Maritain. These violent attacks on the writer obscured, for his contemporaries, the profound intimacy shared by this call to arms for adults and the tale for children which appeared a few months later. The forced exile from his country "lost somewhere in the night, all its lights extinguished, like a ship," the France that "must be saved...both in the spirit and in the flesh," the absurdity of people who drew apart even to the point of fighting among themselves and the two questions "what is a spiritual inheritance worth when there are no more heirs?" and "What good is an heir if the Spirit is dead?" of his Lettre aux Français are all themes developed in what would be the last and most important of all his books, the Little Prince; that "little book [written] only for friends, those who understand it". The latter did not fail to read the tale in light of the manifesto and would have recognized in the wisdom of the Fox warning the Little Prince, "language is a source of misunderstanding," the almost perfect echo of the fighter addressing his fellow-countrymen: "language is an imperfect instrument." Inspired by a childlike character that Saint-Exupéry doodled in the margins of his letters and notebooks and which was originally a self-portrait, the Little Prince is just as much poetic fable as philosophical testimony. In that sense, the death of the child hero of the tale, which Saint-Exupéry refused to cut to the great chagrin of his publishers, would not have been alien to his stubborn nature, which sent him hurtling to his heroic and absurd death. In essence, Saint-Exupéry had had only one preoccupation since his arrival in the United States, which was to obtain a commission in his former unit, Group 2-33, which he had immortalized in Flight to Arras. In February 1943, despite his age, despite the enmity of the Gaullists, and despite his failing health, Saint-Exupéry was finally mobilized in the "Free French Air Force", formed after the liberation of North Africa by the Americans. At the start of April, on the 12th or the 13th, he left for Algiers, never to see America again. It was at that point that the fate of the work and the fate of its author took permanent leave of each other. The Little Prince, which was meant to appear simultaneously in French and English in a translation by the publishers, was in the end published first in English on the 6th April 1943. Was Saint-Exupéry there to take part at the publication? Contemporary accounts vary. Nonetheless, we know that he signed 785 large paper copies (possibly only the justification sheets before they were bound) and, above all, inscribed a few precious copies of the Little Prince, of which only three are known: - The first, to the French actress Annabella, is in a speech bubble on the cover of an incomplete set of proofs: "I wrote this book only for friends, who would understand it, like Annabella, and if it does not please her, I will be even sadder than I am on this photograph...And I send her all my deepest and oldest love, St Ex," (the "photograph" in question is the drawing of the Little Prince on the cover) [in the Jean Bonna collection]. - The second was to Dorothy Barclay, Hélène Lazareff's secretary, to thank her for her research on the number of stars in the heavens: "he'd been absolutely mad to choose this planet! It was only nice at night when its inhabitants were sleeping... / The Little Prince was wrong. There are on the earth some inhabitants, whose bearing, kindness and generosity of heart make up for the avarice and egotism of the rest. For example, Dorothy Barclay...In friendly remembrance Antoine de Saint-Exupéry" [in a private collection]. - We have found no trance of the third known copy, which belonged to Nelly de Vogüe. The few more or less complete typescripts were left by Saint-Exupéry in the days before his departure to his friend Nadia Boulanger, his translator Lewis Galantière, and two others we've been unable to identify.   The original manuscript, given to his lover Sylvia Hamilton, is now in the Morgan Library, while the final drawings which served to provide the printed versions were taken by Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry and are now in private hands. All these gifts and inscriptions were made in New York before Saint-Exupéry left, and - aside from the manuscript and the typescripts - were all copies of the English translation. But for Saint-Exupéry, who was absolutely uninterested in the translation of his book and whose English was so poor that he could not even understand the radio transmissions from control towers (the only phrase he knew, memorized by rote for the benefit of American Military Headquarters, was "I want to die for France"), the only edition that mattered was the one in French.   If he only inscribed copies of The Little Prince in English, that was because, no matter the precise date he embarked on the Stirling Castle, his leaving predated the printing and publication of the original French version, which was only put on sale 15 days after the English.  Thus, it was not until he wrote to his publisher from Oudjda on the 8th June 1943 that Saint-Exupéry could ask how his book was doing: "I know nothing of the Little Prince (I don't even know if it's come out [in French]!)...I know nothing at all; write me!" Published in a far smaller number of copies than the English version, the first edition in French, his editor replied, had already sold almost 7,000 copies by mid-summer 1943 (and 30,000 for the English version). Sales continued at almost a 1,000 copies a week. Nonetheless, despite this success (the book ran to at least three printings before the end of the summer of 1943), the French version of the Little Prince did not manage to cross the Atlantic before the death of its author. Thus Saint-Exupéry could take with him only one copy of the true "Petit Prince" specially printed for him in a hurry before his departure (as Henry Elkin, who made the crossing with him, recalled). He did not receive any more copies in Algeria where, because of his disagreements with De Gaulle, his books were simply banned, as they were by the Vichy government in France. He complained of this in his correspondence, especially to Nelly de Vogüe: "all these books coming in from America. Except mine. BANNED IN NORTH AFRICA" (December 1943); "a huge shipment of books arrived here from the States. Mine are the only ones not for sale. I am a leper..." (January 1944). We know, thanks to some precious inscriptions made after his departure from the United States that Saint-Exupéry took a few rare copies of his other works to Algeria. Thus he gave his own copy of Pilote de Guerre to Henri Laugier (perhaps the only trace of a friendship - fleeting - with a Gaulliste), and another copy to the Chabberts, who hosted their friend at their house in Casablanca in 1943. But there is no trace, even in these collections, of an inscribed copy of the Little Prince in French. An episode in Saint-Exupéry's life in Algiers seems to confirm that he was not able to get hold of another copy of his precious fable. Living during the whole of his stay in Algeria with his friend Doctor Georges Pélissier, in an uncomfortable room which he did not - however - want to leave for fear of offending his host - for whom he bore a profound affection - Saint-Exupéry mentioned, in an argument with the former, the unique nature of his precious copy: writing to his host, he accuses him, in essence, of having lent his copy just when he wanted to give it to an English film producer. "I never lent it to anyone, knowing that I would need it today and why." In the absence of this sole copy, the producer left and Saint-Exupéry bitterly reproached Pélissier: "If I lose 50,000 dollars in 5 minutes, I think it's worth 30 seconds to discuss it. Where is my book?" Pélissier having confided that he'd borrowed the Little Prince in order to re-read it, Saint-Exupéry calmed down and then apologized profoundly: "Old man, don't think I'm angry at you. If you'd lent my book to someone (given that I never lend it to anyone, it being my only copy, and make people read it at home, in my room), I would have been livid. But the fact that you took it for yourself moves me deeply." Then, in a letter written "ten minutes later": "friends can't be bought even with billions. If you enjoy reading my book and Mr Korda has to wait and leave without it, I don't care...Korda's money is worth what it's worth, which is to say...: nothing. But I would not have lost the advantages Korda had to offer so that some no-name passerby for whom I care nothing and to whom I would not have lent my book, could read it. Which was the source of a reflex reaction that I would never have entertained if I had thought you were "enjoying" re-reading my little book." That this close friend did not have his own copy of the most important work by his guest and that the latter indicated the importance of his book never being lent out so virulently are also proof of the extreme rarity of this work in Algiers. How is it then that the only inscription on a French language copy of the Little Prince should be to a family completely absent from biographies of Saint-Exupéry? Grounded a short time after his arrival in Algiers for having destroyed a P38 on landing because of a lack of due attention (which was becoming habitual for him), Saint-Exupéry was at the time going through a period of profound despair. What's more, he was subject to humiliations by the Gaullists, who intercepted his mail, refused to publish him, prevented him from getting his commission again and accused him of Pétainist sympathies, all the while spreading the rumor in the cafes of Algiers that De Gaulle - who had already left him out of his homage to the exiled French writers - had personally rejected his request for a new commission in the fighting forces, saying: "leave him in Algiers - he's only good for card tricks, anyway." It was perhaps in this context that Commandant Saint-Exupéry was chosen "at random" to look after the children of Marcel Sturm, who had lost his wife and two of his four children during a typhoid epidemic in 1941. Head of the Protestant Chaplaincy to the armies, Marcel Sturm undertook field visits to operational sites in Algeria and Tunisia. Also the head of a Resistance network specializing in false papers, this widowed pastor had frequent "missions", which took him away from his children Malou and Jean-Michel. Sturm and his family were to leave Algeria in 1944 to go back to France and take part in the Liberation. The pastor was then named Chaplain in Chief of the occupying French troops in Germany and charged with establishing links between the French and German Churches, which earned him an honorary doctorate from the University of Göttingen.   Saint-Exupéry's biography makes no mention of this foray by the pilot into "babysitting". Only the memories of the Sturm family and the inscription on this copy bear witness to this moving episode in the life of the writer.   But no matter how close the obvious affection that the precious and unique inscription on this copy represents, this third printing of the Little Prince in French cannot be Saint-Exupéry's personal copy. It may have belonged to the Sturm children, without our being able to determine exactly how they themselves got hold of it. A manuscript ex libris on the first page of text with the name "Madeleine Picinbono" may, however, give us a clue. There was, in fact, a young woman of that name and the same age as Malou, living in Algiers in 1943. Did she have the tale in her possession and did she happen to give it to her schoolmate when she found out he knew Saint-Exupéry? Or, did the Sturms make a present to this friend of this tale of hope, not to be had in Algeria, when they left to rejoin the front? The final moments of Saint-Exupéry's life are largely swathed in obscurity; and though the received wisdom has been for some time that he could not have signed any copies of the French version of the Little Prince aside from the justification leaves of the de luxe copies and a few extremely rare copies of the English version before he left New York, the existence of this improbable copy underlines the lacunae in our documentation of the last eight months of the life of the pilot. Thus, no one knows what became of his personal copy, from which he was never apart, after his disappearance on the 31st July 1944 at the controls of his Lightning plane. This third printing of the first edition in French is today the only known inscribed copy of "Le Petit Prince". But even more than a unique inscription on a major work of world literature, this mark of affection addressed to some children who had lost their mother and sisters as "the former child" Saint-Exupéry had lost his father and brother, serves to safeguard the intimate relationship of the writer and his Prince. And it is thus not far from the Little Prince's dunes of sand that the pilot, once more grounded, "tames" by a stroke of his pen this little girl and this "little boy, just like a hundred thousand other boys" and girls. The departure of his "little pal" left the writer "terribly sad." His flying ban plunged the patriotic pilot into despair. In this final year of his life, it was with the children of another man fighting for freedom, inspired by the same faith in mankind and the desire to repair the broken links between peoples, that Saint-Exupéry wove again a "single [link] to the world" before a hit from a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf took him in his turn. Just like his Prince, we can only suppose that "he went back to his planet, since when the sun came up [they] did not find his body."  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième tirage imprimé quelques semaines après le premier et conforme à l'édition originale (« marque au corbeau », prix, adresse de l'éditeur), mais sous un cartonnage bleu gris et comportant une mention « third printing » sur la page de garde. Un des deux seuls exemplaires référencés à ce jour du Petit Prince en français dédicacé par Saint-Exupéry. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine toile bleu-gris, dos lisse, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte deux petites restaurations en pied du dos. Très rare et précieux envoi autographe signé d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : « Pour Malou et Jean-Michel Sturm avec toute l'amitié de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ». Ouvrage illustré de dessins de l'auteur. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise étui de Julie Nadot reprenant les illustrations de la jaquette pour illustrer les plats. « Les contes de fées c'est comme ça. Un matin on se réveille. On dit : "ce n'était qu'un conte de fées..." On sourit de soi. Mais au fond on ne sourit guère. On sait bien que les contes de fées c'est la seule vérité de la vie. » (Saint-Exupéry, Lettre à l'inconnue, mai 1943) Il est communément admis que Saint-Exupéry, reparti au combat avant la parution de la version française du Petit Prince, ne put dédicacer, avant son départ de New-York, que quelques rares exemplaires de la version anglaise. Durant les seize mois qu'il passa en Afrique du Nord, où ses livres étaient interdits, il ne posséda qu'un unique exemplaire  qu'il « ne prêt[ait] jamais [...] et fais[ait] lire chez [lui], dans [s]a chambre », même à ses plus proches amis. Et pourtant, deux enfants d'Alger, inconnus jusqu'à lors des biographes de Saint-Exupéry, ont eu l'heur de posséder cet improbable exemplaire dédicacé de ce que Martin Heidegger considèrera comme « l'un des grands livres existentialistes du siècle ». Conte universel s'il en est - Le Petit Prince est l'œuvre la plus traduite après la Bible -, cet hymne au voyage, à l'amitié et à l'enfance fut dès l'origine considéré comme un roman à clefs, offrant, sous couvert d'un récit pour enfants, un regard profond sur l'actualité tragique et révélant chez l'auteur une philosophie plus complexe que ne lui prêtaient alors ses détracteurs. Si l'on ne sait avec exactitude quelle est la genèse de ce personnage - la lecture d'Andersen par l'actrice Annabella, la boîte d'aquarelle offerte par le réalisateur René Clair, une idée de son éditrice Elisabeth Reynal ou simplement la mémoire de son frère disparu - l'écriture du conte lui-même fut très fortement influencée par la guerre, l'exil et les relations difficiles de Saint-Exupéry avec les autorités de la Résistance. Démobilisé en 1940, l'écrivain plébiscité en 1939 pour Terre des hommes, se réfugie à New-York où il écrit et publie en février 1942 Pilote de guerre, relatant, à l'attention de l'opinion publique américaine, le courage des soldats français malgré l'inéluctable défaite. Trop philosémite pour les uns et trop défaitiste pour les autres, ce récit, rapidement interdit en France, lui vaudra l'inimitié des pétainistes mais également des gaullistes qui le contraignent à l'inaction tandis que l'Afrique du Nord reconquise par les Alliés ouvre des perspectives de reprise du combat armé. Malgré une vie sentimentale et sociale intense, c'est dans un sentiment de profonde solitude et d'incompréhension que Saint-Exupéry compose, durant l'année 1942, Le Petit Prince pour ses éditeurs new-yorkais qui viennent de publier Mary Poppins, Eugene Reynal & Curtice Hitchcock. à la fin 1942, Saint-Exupéry accentuera encore cette animosité en diffusant à la radio puis en publiant sa Lettre aux Français appelant à l'unité entre les Français de France et les expatriés contre le nazisme. Son incitation à la réconciliation pour une lutte unie et sans concession contre l'ennemi commun, son refus de juger le choix des hommes oppressés et sa critique implicite des luttes de pouvoir entre les combattants, dresse irrémédiablement contre lui les partisans de de Gaulle qui sont alors en rivalité avec ceux du Général Giraud. Jugé d'une tolérance excessive, ce message radiophonique suscite de très fortes accusations dont celle d'un écrivain cher à Saint-Exupéry, le philosophe et théologien Jacques Maritain. Ces violents anathèmes à l'égard de l'écrivain masquent à ses contemporains la profonde intimité qu'entretiennent pourtant cet appel adressé aux adultes et le conte destiné aux enfants qui paraîtra quelques mois plus tard. L'exil forcé loin de sa terre « perdue quelque part dans la nuit, tous feux éteints, comme un navire », cette France qu'il faut « sauver [...] dans son esprit et dans sa chair », l'absurdité des hommes qui se déchirent, jusque dans le combat commun, et cette double question : « Que vaut l'héritage spirituel s'il n'est plus d'héritiers ? À quoi sert l'héritier si l'Esprit est mort ? » de sa Lettre aux Français sont autant de thèmes développés dans ce qui sera le dernier et le plus important de tous ses livres, Le Petit Prince, « ce petit livre [écrit] seulement pour des amis qui peuvent le comprendre ». Ceux-là ne manqueront pas de lire le conte à la lumière du manifeste et sauront reconnaître dans la sagesse du Renard avertissant le Petit Prince : « le langage est source de malentendu » l'écho presque parfait du combattant s'adressant à ses compatriotes : « le langage est un instrument imparfait ». Inspiré d'un personnage enfantin que Saint-Exupéry crayonne en marge de ses lettres et carnets et qui était à l'origine un autoportrait, le Petit Prince est tout autant une fable poétique qu'un testament philosophique. En ce sens la mort de l'enfant, héros du conte, qu'au grand dam de ses éditeurs Saint-Exupéry refuse de supprimer, ne saurait être étrangère à l'opiniâtreté de celui-ci à se précipiter vers sa fin héroïque et absurde. En effet, depuis son arrivée aux états-Unis, Saint-Exupéry n'a qu'une préoccupation, obtenir une affectation dans son ancienne unité, le groupe 2-33 qu'il a immortalisé dans Pilote de guerre. En février 1943, malgré son âge, malgré les inimitiés des gaullistes, malgré sa santé défaillante, Saint-Exupéry est enfin mobilisé dans les Forces aériennes françaises libres formées après la libération de l'Afrique du Nord par les Américains. Début avril, le 12 ou le 13, il embarque pour Alger et ne reverra plus jamais l'Amérique. C'est alors que le destin de l'ouvrage et celui de son auteur vont définitivement s'éloigner. Le Petit Prince, qui devait paraître simultanément en français et dans une traduction anglaise réalisée par les éditeurs, est finalement d'abord publié en anglais le 6 avril 1943. Saint-Exupéry a-t-il assisté à cette publication ? Les témoignages sont discordants. On sait cependant qu'il a signé les 785 exemplaires sur grand papier (peut-être uniquement les feuillets de justification avant le brochage) et, surtout, qu'il a dédicacé quelques précieux exemplaires du Little Prince dont trois seulement sont connus : - le premier, adressé à l'actrice française Annabella, est réalisé dans un phylactère sur la couverture d'un jeu d'épreuves incomplet : « J'ai écrit ce petit livre seulement pour des amis qui peuvent le comprendre comme Annabella et, si ça ne l'amuse pas, je serai encore plus triste que sur cette photographie... Et je l'embrasse avec toute ma profonde et vieille amitié, St Ex » - la « photographie » en question est le dessin de la couverture représentant le Petit Prince (Collection Jean Bonna), - le second fut envoyé à Dorothy Barclay, la secrétaire d'Hélène Lazareff, pour la remercier de ses recherches sur le nombre d'étoiles de la voute céleste : « Il faut être absolument fou pour avoir choisi cette planète-là ! Elle n'est sympathique que la nuit, quand les habitants dorment... / Le Petit Prince avait tort. Il y a sur la terre des habitants dont la droiture, la gentillesse, la générosité de cœur consolent de l'avarice et de l'égoïsme des autres. Par exemple Dorothy Barclay... Avec mon plus amical souvenir Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ». (Exemplaire en main privée), - nous n'avons pas retrouvé la trace du troisième exemplaire référencé, celui de Nelly de Vogüé. Les quelques tapuscrits plus ou moins achevés furent légués par Saint-Exupéry les jours précédant son départ à son amie Nadia Boulanger, son traducteur Lewis Galantière, et deux autres personnes que nous n'avons pas identifiées. Le manuscrit original offert à sa maîtresse Sylvia Hamilton est aujourd'hui conservé à la Morgan Library tandis que les dessins définitifs qui ont servi à l'impression furent emportés par Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry et sont aujourd'hui en main privée. Tous ces dons et dédicaces ont été effectués à New-York avant le départ de Saint-Exupéry et hormis le manuscrit et les tapuscrits, ils ont tous été effectués sur la traduction anglaise. Or pour Saint-Exupéry, qui ne s'est absolument pas intéressé à la traduction de son livre et dont le niveau d'anglais était si pauvre qu'il ne comprenait pas les messages radio transmis par les tours de contrôle - sa seule phrase, apprise par cœur à l'intention de l'état-major Américain, était : « I want to die for France » - seule importait l'édition en français. S'il ne dédicace que des exemplaires du Little Prince c'est donc que, quelle que soit la date exacte à laquelle il embarque sur le Stirling Castle, ce départ a lieu avant l'impression et la publication de la version originale française qui n'a été mise dans le commerce que quinze jours après la traduction anglaise. Aussi n'est-ce que lorsqu'il écrit à son éditeur de Oudjda, le 8 juin 1943, que Saint-Exupéry peut s'enquérir du destin de son ouvrage : « Je ne sais rien du Petit Prince (je ne sais même pas s'il a paru !) [...] Je ne sais rien sur rien ; écrivez-moi ! » éditée à beaucoup plus petit nombre d'exemplaires que la version anglaise, l'édition originale française, lui répond son éditeur, s'est déjà écoulée à près de 7 000 exemplaires au milieu de l'été 1943 (et 30 000 pour la version traduite) et les ventes progressent au rythme de près de 1 000 exemplaires par semaine. Pourtant, malgré ce succès (au moins trois tirages successifs sont imprimés avant la fin de l'année 1943), Le Petit Prince ne traversera pas l'Atlantique avant la mort de son auteur. Ainsi Saint-Exupéry n'a-t-il pu emporter qu'un exemplaire du véritable Petit Prince spécialement imprimé pour lui à la hâte avant son départ, comme s'en souvient Henry Elkin qui fit le voyage avec lui. Il ne recevra pas d'autres exemplaires en Algérie où, à cause de son différend avec de Gaulle, ses livres sont tout simplement interdits comme ils le sont en France par le gouvernement de Vichy. Il s'en plaindra dans sa correspondance, notamment auprès de Nelly de Vogüé : « Ces arrivages de tous les livres d'Amérique. Les miens exceptés. Interdits en Afrique du Nord » (décembre 1943) ; « Il est arrivé ici une grosse cargaison de livres des états-Unis. Les miens seuls ne sont pas en vente. Je suis un pestiféré... » (janvier 1944). On sait, grâce à de précieuses dédicaces réalisées après son départ des états-Unis que Saint-Exupéry avait emporté quelques rares exemplaires de ses autres ouvrages en Algérie. Ainsi offre-t-il son propre exemplaire de Pilote de guerre à Henri Laugier (peut-être la seule trace d'une amitié, fugitive, avec un gaulliste), et un autre exemplaire aux Chabbert qui accueillent leur ami en 1943 dans leur maison de Casablanca. Par contre, il n'y a nulle trace, même dans ces bibliothèques, de Petit Prince dédicacé. Un épisode de la vie de Saint-Exupéry à Alger semble confirmer que l'auteur ne réussit à se procurer aucun autre exemplaire de son précieux conte. Hébergé durant tout son séjour algérien chez son ami le docteur Georges Pélissier, dans une chambre inconfortable qu'il ne veut cependant pas quitter pour ne pas offenser son hôte pour qui il éprouve une profonde affection, Saint-Exupéry évoque, lors d'une altercation avec celui-ci, l'unicité précieuse de son exemplaire : s'adressant à son hôte par lettre, il l'accuse en effet d'avoir emprunté son exemplaire au moment même où il souhaitait le présenter à un producteur de film anglais : « Je ne l'ai prêté à personne, sachant que j'en avais besoin aujourd'hui et pourquoi. » En l'absence de ce précieux exemplaire, le producteur est donc reparti et Saint-Exupéry le reproche amèrement à Pélissier : « Si je perds 50 000 dollars en 5 minutes, ça vaut peut-être 30 secondes de conversation. Où est mon livre ? » Pélissier lui avouant qu'il lui a emprunté le Petit Prince pour le relire, Saint-Exupéry s'apaise puis se confond en excuses : « Mon vieux, ne croyez pas que je vous en veuille. Si vous aviez prêté mon bouquin à quelqu'un (moi qui ne prête jamais mon exemplaire unique et le fais lire chez moi, dans ma chambre), je vous en voudrais. Mais que vous l'ayez pris pour vous, ça me touche beaucoup. » Puis dans une autre lettre rédigée « dix minutes plus tard » : « Je n'achèterais pas un ami avec cent milliards. Si ça vous plait de lire mon livre et que M. Korda attende et renonce, je m'en fous. [...] L'argent de Korda vaut ce qu'il vaut c'est-à-dire [...] : Rien. Mais je ne conçois pas que je rate les avantages de Korda pour qu'une péronnelle ou un péronneau inconnus, dont je me contrefous et auxquels je n'ai pas prêté mon livre, me lisent. D'où un désespoir mécanique que je n'eusse jamais éprouvé si j'avais pensé que ça "vous amusait" de relire mon petit bouquin. » Que ce précieux ami ne possède pas son propre exemplaire du plus important ouvrage de son hôte, que ce dernier manifeste de façon si virulente l'importance de ne pas prêter son livre, sont autant de preuves de l'insigne rareté de cet ouvrage à Alger. On ne connait aujourd'hui qu'un autre exemplaire dédicacé par Saint-Exupéry. Il est adressé aux enfants de son ami et camarade le colonel Lionel-Max Chassin, qui obtiendra à Saint-Exupéry son ultime affectation dans la 31ème escadre de bombardement en Sardaigne, alors sous son commandement. Comment se fait-il que la seule autre dédicace sur un Petit Prince soit adressée à une famille totalement absente de la biographie de l'auteur ? Confiné au sol peu de temps après son arrivée à Alger pour avoir détruit un P-38 à l'
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