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The Adams Family

By ADAMS, James Truslow

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1930. Hardcover. Small 4to. Hald blue calf with raised bands and gilt spinelettering and light blue cloth. xi, 364pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, illustrations, blue textured endpapers. Near fine. Handsome first edition in custom binding of this account of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Francis Adams and other distinguished Adamses -- of which author James Truslow Adams claims no connection! This choice copy also bears a fine autograph addition: Tipped to the inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed From the author, 1p, 8½" X 5½", Southport, CT, 24 October 1939. Addressed to future notable Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). On his personal letterhead, Adams notes, "Thank you very much for your very kind note congratulating me on my birthday on the 18th and for the very pleasant things which you have said about enjoying my work." Signed boldly in full in brtown in. Adams (1878-1949) was a popular, non-university-connected American historian awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his 1921 "The Founding of New England" and is often remembered for coining "The American Dream" in his 1931 work "The Epic of America." A sharp and unusual copy with original letter.

$150.00

The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
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The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

By CERNAN, Eugene

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 356pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A superbly pristine and tight "Tenth Anniversary Edition" of this 1999 memoir by the eleventh and final astronaut (1934-2017) to walk on the moon. Signed huge and bold by Cernan in black fineline on the title page.

$150.00

Rocket Boys: A Memoir
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Rocket Boys: A Memoir

By HICKAM, Homer, Jr.

New York: Delacorte Press, 1998. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 368pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Superb, pristine later printing of this memoir by the West Virginia coal miner's son who against all odds became a top NASA engineer -- inspiration for the 1999 Jake Gyllanhaal drama "October Sky." Boldly signed in black fineline by Hickam on the title page, where he adds "Aim High!"

$30.00

Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey
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Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey

By WORDEN, Al

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2011. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black and grey paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 300pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Absolutely pristine, choice 5th printing of the Apollo 15 command module pilot's memoir, inscribed and signed by him large and bold in black marker on half-title page: "To Vikram -- / Best Wishes / Al Worden / Apollo 15."

$75.00

iWoz -- Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it
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iWoz -- Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it

By WOZNIAK, Steve

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with blue spine lettering, dust jacket. 313pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A perfect, pristine, tight later (4th) printing of the American inventor's memoir, signed large and bold by him in blue marker on title page with his nickname: "Woz." Surprisingly scarce.

$75.00

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

By BROOKS, Max

New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine and beige textured paper over boards with copper spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 342pp. Fine/fine. A pristine, tight later printing of this fiction turned to blockbuster Brad Pitt film, signed huge and sloppy by Brooks in black marker on the title page.

$55.00

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut
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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

By ANDERSON, Clayton C.

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Hardcover. Foreword by Nevada Barr. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with copper lettering and orange paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 348pp. Color illustrations. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition of this memoir by Nebraska's one and only astronaut, handsomely signed and inscribed with credentials in black fineline on title page: "Clayton C. Anderson / STS-117/120, 131 / ISS EXP 15/16 / Soyuz TMA 10." Couldn't be more choice!

$75.00

Tristram and Iseult

By ARNOLD, Matthew

Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, 1946. Hardcover. Illustration by Victor Hammer. 8vo. Orange paper over boards with paper labels, slipcase. 45pp. Frontispiece, decorations. Very good/very good. Spine slightly sunned; mild slipcase edgewear. Tight and attractive copy of this fine press edition, with text in alternating green, blue and red.

$35.00

Moses

By BUBER, Martin

Oxford: Easy & West Library, 1946. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 226pp. Very good/very good. Head and foot of spine a bit sunned; jacket a tad edgeworn, with large chip at head and tail of age-toned spine and expert archival mends on verso; front flyleaf ownership signature. Quite tight and nice first English-language edition of this study, first published in German in 1945.

$55.00

In Memoriam: Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 1900-1965
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In Memoriam: Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 1900-1965

By (STEVENSON Adlai E., II)

[Princeton]: Privately printed, 1972. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. ix, 69pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine. Light inoffensive stain on outer page edges. Bright and tight first edition of this memorial tribute, limited to 1000 copies printed for Stevenson's Princeton University class of 1922. This unique family copy hails from the library of Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930). Tipped in is an Autograph Letter Signed from a Lawrence Lewis Anderson Jr., 2pp (single leaf), 5" X 8", Princeton, NY, 9 December 1973. Very good. Boldly penned in blue ballpoint, it reads in part: "Herewith a copy of a small book privately printed by P-ton Class of 1922 at the time of presentation of the bronze bust of A.E.S. to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International affairs here. I have sent two other copies to Nance [Stevenson], along with the name and address of the sculptress of the bust.... The book is a bit parochial (and oriented to Class of '22), but you may find interest in the address by George Kennan -- and in the speech by Adlai III. Mrs. Chandler had a brother in my class (1918), but he was just a nodding acquaintance of mine. The copies of the little book are supplied with the good wishes of the Class of '22...." Signed simply "L.L.A." Elisabeth Gordon Chandler (1913-2006) sculpted the superb head-and-shoulders bust of Stevenson that serves as this book's frontispiece, and her brother Harry Brace Gordon Jr. (1896-1961) was the classmate of Anderson's to which he refers. Tipped facing the half-title page is a heavy stock 4½" X 3" printed "With the Compliments of the Class of 1922" card (with scribbled note "One for Mr. Anderson and Two for the Senator's Lady").

$95.00

The New Medical Follies

By FISHBEIN, Morris

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 235pp. Near fine/good plus. Jacket edgeworn, with spine age toned and some edge chips and expert archival mends on verso -- thus complete and overall fairly attractive. Tight and nice first edition of this (to cite title page) "Encyclopedia of Cultism and Quackery in These United States, with Essays on The Cult of Beauty, The Craze for Reduction, Rejuvenation, Eclecticism, Bread and Dietary Fads, Physical Therapy, and a Forecast as to the Physician of the Future." Not only is the rarely-present jacket present, but this copy is also boldly inscribed and signed by the author in black ink on front flyleaf: "To Mildred Whitcomb / In appreciation of her / helpfulness and a / nice review / Morris Fishbein / 4-7-27." Fishbein (1889-1976) was an influential American physician who appeared on the cover of "Time" magazine (1937) and edited the powerful "Journal of the American Medical Association" (1924-50); he's known for exposing medical foibles and quackery in popular lay reader books such as "The Medical Follies" (1925), "The New Medical Follies" (1927), "Fads and Quackery in Healing" (1932), and by founding "Medical World News" in 1961. Mildred Whitcomb is remembered for becoming the first woman named editor of an American college daily ("The Daily Iowan") in 1917.

$150.00

The Newspaper Game: How It Was Successfully Played by Two Enterprising Boys
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The Newspaper Game: How It Was Successfully Played by Two Enterprising Boys

By HAYES, Hiram Wallace

Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, 1927. Hardcover. Illustrations by Harold Cue. Small 8vo. Red cloth with black lettering and black pictorial stamping. 348pp. Frontispiece, 3 called-for full-page plates. Very good. Faintest bit of mild edgewear and couple page edge smudges, else tight, bright, attractive. Sharp first edition of what appears to be a boy's series book title and is perhaps the first and only title produced, for no record of this series can be found. Surprisingly scarce and rarely seen, especially in such tight, handsome condition. Wallace is the author of a number of fiction and religious titles around the turn of the century and equally little is known about him.

$75.00

The Case of the Perjured Parrot
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The Case of the Perjured Parrot

By GARDNER, Erle Stanley

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1939. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with green lettering. 280pp. Very good. Binding slightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed; endpapers a bit age toned and smudged. A tight and decent first edition of the 14th "Perry Mason" mystery -- with interesting autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card, signed boldly in black fineline by JAN MINER, who dates it 4 April 1977 at upper right. Miner (1917-2004) was a well-known actress of radio and stage who was one of three actresses who voiced Perry's secretary Della Street on the "Perry Mason" radio crime serial (1943-55) that preceded the television series -- though she will always be remembered as Palmolive dishwashing liquid spokesperson "Madge" in the enduring t.v. commercials that run from 1966 to 1992! Original Miner transmittal envelope serves as the ideal bookmark.

$95.00

A New Peanuts Book Featuring Snoopy
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A New Peanuts Book Featuring Snoopy

By SCHULZ, Charles

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, n.y.. Hardcover. 8vo. White pictorial paper over boards. (Ca. 100pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Binding and text block faintly age toned, per usual. Tight and quite nice "Weekly Reader" reprint edition of this 1958 collection, undated but with ISBN thus likely early 1970s.

$20.00

Good Grief, More Peanuts!

By SCHULZ, Charles M.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1956. Paperback. Wide 24mo. Stiff red pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 75pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Text block lightly age toned, per usual, and outer wrappers lightly edgeworn. A tight and very early (not first) edition of this early "Peanuts" collection.

$20.00

Divers Down! Adventure Under Hawaiian Seas

By GORDON, Hal

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1971. Hardcover. Illustrations by James Temple. Small 8vo. Glossy pictorial paper over boards. 211pp, (2pp ads). Line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Inner hinges starting but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. An attractive volume in this publisher's "Adventure Stories" series -- a young adult scuba diving thriller set at Makapuu Oceanic Center. Best of all, this is one of the author's personal copies and is boldly inscribed and signed byhim in black fineline on the dedication page (where he continues from the printed "To Taylor A. 'Tap' Pryor and the staff of the Makapuu Oceanic Center" statement): "And to Gerry Friedland / who shows his good taste / buy buying my out of print / books! (But not this one, which is a gift) / Hal Gordon / aka Hal Goodwin." Rarely found signed. Harold L. Goodwin (1914-90) authored popular science books under his name and also children's series books under pseudonyms such as John Blaine ("Rick Brant" series). Whitman does not indicate edition in any consistent and verifiable manner.

$95.00

Don't Bring That Up! Skeletons in the Sports Closet

By BROEG, Bill, and BURRILL, Bob

New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1946. Hardcover. Illustrations by Vic Donahue. Small 4to. Yellow cloth with black lettering. 262pp. Line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Spine (extending slightly onto both boards) a bit age toned and soiled, else internally tight and near fine. A tight and nice first edition.

$20.00

Miss Douglas of New York: A Biography

By DAVIDSON, Angus

New York: The Vanguard Press, 1953. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with blue lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 255pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket spine sunned; ownership signature on front flyleaf. Tight, quite nice first U.S. edition of this life of James Monroe's colorful sister-in-law (1790-1872), described on front jacket panel as "an American lion-huntress in the social jungles of nineteenth-century Europe."

$25.00

Conscience in Politics: Adlai E. Stevenson in the 1950's
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Conscience in Politics: Adlai E. Stevenson in the 1950's

By BROWN, Stuart Gerry

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 313pp. Illustrations. Fine/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny chips at corners and head of spine. Quite sharp and lovely firts edition of this volume in SUP's "Men and Movements Series" -- with a twist: This is subject Adlai E. Stevenson II's personal copy, with his large full rubberstamped (not original) signature in black ink on front pastedown. A choice, incredibly unsual copy, from the library of Senator Adlai E. Stevenson II.

$75.00

Rex Cole, Junior and the Grinning Ghost

By CHAPMAN, Gordon

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrations by John M. Foster. Small 8vo. Tan pebble-grained cloth with brown lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp. Frontispiece, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear only. A tight and handsome reprint edition of the second title in this is 2-title-only juvenile series, both produced in 1931. The first title ("Rex Cole Jr. and the Crystal Clue") gave a 13-page excerpt from the second title at its conclusion and promised "Other titles in preparation," but alas this never came to pass. The true first edition (Barse & Co.) is quite scarce, especially in nice jacket, and even the G & D reprint in sharp jacket is seldom seen.

$55.00

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