New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 2021. First American Edition [stated], Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. , 182 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Notes. Further Reading. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Edmund Arthur Lowndes de Waal, CBE (born 10 September 1964) is a contemporary English artist, master potter and author. He is known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. De Waal's book The Hare with Amber Eyes was awarded the Costa Book Award for Biography, Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize in 2011 and Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction in 2015. De Waal's second book The White Road, tracing his journey to discover the history of porcelain was released in 2015. From 2004 to 2011, de Waal was professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster; and a trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from 2011 to 2019. De Waal has been a trustee of the Gilbert Trust since 2013 and in 2020 became a co-opted member of the V&A Museum of Childhood. Since 2016 de Waal has continued his interest in working with arts and cultural institutions in installing his work in relationship and dialogue with existing museum collections such as the Frick Collection, historical architectural spaces such as Schindler House and the Ateneo Veneto; and engagement with Jewish museums in both Venice and Vienna.
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New York: New York Review Books, 2002. First Printing [Stated] thus. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 5 inches by 8 inches. xviii, 205,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads [unclear] 13, 2002 for Maria in Musicy James McCourt. ink notation, apparently also from the author, at the bottom of page 205. Decorative front cover. Introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum. Reissued Edition of the author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most brilliant novels of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title as an NYRB Classics selection. James McCourt (born July 4, 1941) is a gay American-born writer and novelist. McCourt is best known for his extravagant novel Mawrdew Czgowchwz (1975), about a fictional opera diva, and his 2003 nonfiction book Queer Street, about gay life in New York City after World War II. His novel, Now Voyagers (2007), is the first in a series of projected sequels to Mawrdew Czgowchwz. McCourt has garnered praise from critics Susan Sontag and Harold Bloom and has been championed by author Dennis Cooper. Sontag directed McCourt's first novel, Mawrdew Czgowchwz, to her publisher's attention, while Bloom named a later work, Time Remaining to his influential Western Canon. Mawrdew Czgowchwz was brought back in print in 2002 with a new introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum. Wayne Koestenbaum (born 1958) is an American artist, poet, and cultural critic. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a 1994 Whiting Award recipient. He received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature in 2020. He has published over 20 books to date.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1971. Reprint Edition. Presumed first printing thus. [ If rebound ISBN should be 0262710021]. Hardcover. xii, [2, 1084,  pages. Footnotes. Name Index. Subject Index. Minor corner bumping and cover wear. Foreword by Philip M. Stern. This may have been published as a trade paperback and rebound. It is in a library style binding with not publisher listed on the spine. J. Robert Oppenheimer (born Julius Robert Oppenheimer; April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and director of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II. He is often called the "father of the atomic bomb". Oppenheimer earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Harvard University in 1925 and a doctorate in physics from the University of Göttingen in Germany in 1927, where he studied under Max Born. He joined the physics department at the University of California, Berkeley, where he became a full professor in 1936. He made significant contributions to theoretical physics, including achievements in quantum mechanics and nuclear physics such as the Born–Oppenheimer approximation for molecular wave functions, work on the theory of electrons and positrons, the Oppenheimer–Phillips process in nuclear fusion, and early work on quantum tunneling. In 1942, Oppenheimer was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project, and in 1943 he was appointed director of the project's Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, tasked with developing the first atomic bombs. He was instrumental in the project's success. On July 16, 1945, he was present at the first test of the atomic bomb, Trinity. In 1947, Oppenheimer became the director of the Institute for Advanced Study.
Augusta, GA: Harbor House, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 283,  pages. Ink notation on the fep. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads Mike & Lynn True aim + tight lines and tons of thanks for many years of friendship. John Thompson. John Thompson spent twenty-five years as an investment banker in New York before retiring to write full time. His debut novel, Armageddon Conspiracy, was published by Harbor House Books in October of 2008. It began a series featuring Brent Lucas as the heroic protagonist. John Thompson writes award-winning books. His mystery, THE GIRL FROM FELONY BAY was a Junior Library Guild Selection. It is also a Finalist for the Black-Eyed Susan Award, South Carolina Book Award, the William Allen White Award and the Maine State Student Book Award. The sequel, DISAPPEARANCE AT HANGMAN’S BLUFF, is also a Junior Library Guild Selection. His thriller ARMAGEDDON CONSPIRACY was a Finalist for Best Fiction by the Southern Independent Booksellers and won the IPPY for Best Thriller of the Year.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 307,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. DJ is price clipped. Ribbon page marker. Edward Kelsey Moore is a professional cellist and author from Chicago. During his high school years, and onward into college, Edward Kelsey Moore experimented with writing short stories. As he finished his education he set writing aside and focused on building a career in music. Many years later, as a member of a string quartet, Edward was hired to perform at a reception for the winners of a local writing contest. As he played background music Edward considered: "I could have sent in a story..." It was an inspiring event and within a few weeks Edward Kelsey Moore began writing again. His short fiction has been published in many literary magazines including: Indiana Review, African American Review, and Inkwell. His short story Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix was selected as an audience favorite from the Stories on Stage series produced by WBEZ in Chicago. It was broadcast locally, and over National Public Radio. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is Edward Kelsey Moore's debut novel.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 400,  pages. A List of Key Delegates at Yalta. Notes. Maps. Selected Bibliography. Index. DJ has minor sticker residue, wear and soiling. Catherine Grace Katz is a writer and historian from Chicago. She graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a BA in History and received her MPhil in Modern European History from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge in 2014, where she wrote her dissertation on the origins of modern counterintelligence practices. After graduating, Catherine worked in finance in New York City before a very fortuitous visit to the book store in the lobby of her office in Manhattan led her to return to history and writing. She received her JD from Harvard Law School in May 2023. The Daughters of Yalta is her first book.
New York: Random House, 1999. First U.S. Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing per Random House convention. Hardcover. , 373,  pages. Robert Dennis Harris (born 7 March 1957) is a British novelist and former journalist. Although he began his career in journalism and non-fiction, his fame rests upon his works of historical fiction. Beginning with the best-seller Fatherland, Harris focused on events surrounding the Second World War, followed by works set in ancient Rome. His most recent works center on contemporary history. Harris was educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was president of the Cambridge Union and editor of the student newspaper Varsity. After leaving Cambridge, Harris joined the BBC and worked on news and current affairs programs such as Panorama and Newsnight. In 1987, at the age of 30, he became political editor of the newspaper The Observer. He later wrote regular columns for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. Harris's first book, A Higher Form of Killing (1982) with fellow BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman, was a study of chemical and biological warfare. Other non-fiction works followed: Gotcha! The Government, the Media and the Falklands Crisis (1983) covering the Falklands War; The Making of Neil Kinnock (1984); Selling Hitler (1986), an investigation of the Hitler Diaries scandal; and Good and Faithful Servant (1990), a study of Bernard Ingham, Margaret Thatcher's press secretary. Archangel was another international best seller. It follows a British historian in contemporary Russia as he hunts for a secret notebook, believed to be Stalin's diary. It was adapted as a television film by the BBC, starring Daniel Craig, in 2005.
New York: Viking, 2019. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 380,  pages. Glossary. Notes. Andrew Marantz (born September 26, 1984) is an American author and journalist who writes for The New Yorker. From 2002 to 2006 Marantz was an undergraduate at Brown University, receiving a bachelor's degree in religion and religious studies. From 2009 to 2011 he was a graduate student at New York University, receiving a master's degree in journalism. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker, contributing to the magazine since 2011. In 2019 he published his book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation, The edition of the book published by London's Picador is entitled Antisocial: How Extremists Broke America. In 2020, Project Syndicate chose it as one of the best reads of 2020, finding it "one of the best recent accounts of how social media has come to dominate political discourse in the United States.
Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 247,  pages. Frontispiece illustration. Illustrations. Appendix: Worthington Chauncey Ford's Publications. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads For Adelaine Best wishers, Len Tucker. A few minor pencil erasure residue and minor soiling noted. Louis Leonard Tucker, American historical society administrator. Winston Churchill fellow, 1969. Director Shaker Museum, 1967-1974; American Heritage Company, 1973-1975, Fort Ticonderoga Association, 1990-1997. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member American Association State and Local History (president 1972-1974). Louis Leonard Tucker is the former State Historian of New York and retired Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
New York: Seder Ritual Committee, c1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. The format is approximately 11 inches by 8.5 inches, folded in half, making for pages. Text is in English and Hebrew. Fourth (back) page has the music and Hebrew lyrics of Ani Maamin ("I Believe"). Several fold creases. An earlier version, without the musical score, may have been published around 1953. This Ritual was to be performed after the third of the four ceremonial cups, just before the door is opened for the symbolic entrance of the Prophet Elijah. All were to rise and the leader of the Seder would recite the text. Text is in Hebrew on the left side and on the right is the English rendition of the Hebrew. OCLC lists only a handful of copies of any edition, and only a handful with the musical score and lyrics. The Seder Ritual Committee was founded in 1952 by the American Jewish Congress, and lead by the historian Israel Goldberg (Rufus Learsi). The task of the committee was to compose a prayer memorializing the Holocaust. The Seder Ritual of Remembrance, the prayer they composed, was distributed to various Jewish organizations and synagogues.
New York: Harper Business [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2020. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, 423,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Author signed bookplate on fep. Leonard Alan Lauder (born March 19, 1933) is an American billionaire, philanthropist, art collector. He and his brother, Ronald Lauder, are the sole heirs to the Estée Lauder Companies cosmetics fortune, founded by their parents, Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder, in 1946. Having been its CEO until 1999, Lauder is the chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. During his tenure as the CEO, the company went public at The New York Stock Exchange in 1996 and acquired several major cosmetics brands, including MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, and La Mer. In 2013, Lauder promised his collection of Cubist art to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection is valued at over $1 billion and constitutes one of the largest gifts in the museum's history. Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated Lauder's net worth at US$32.3 billion as of September 2021, the 44th richest person in the world. He joined Estée Lauder in 1958 when he was 25. He created the company's first research and development laboratory in the mid-1990s. Under his leadership in the late 1980s, Estée Lauder opened its first store in Moscow with support from the Gosbank daughter the Moscow Narodny Bank Limited in London. Lauder stepped down as CEO of Estée Lauder in 1999, but remains chairman emeritus of the company and is known around the company as "Chief Teaching Officer"
New York: Random House, 1999. First Edition [stated]. Presumed to be first printing based on Random House convention. Hardcover. , 258,  pages. DJ has slight edge wear and soiling. Alan Furst (born 1941) is an American author of historical spy novels. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene," whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler as important influences. Most of his novels since 1988 have been set just prior to or during the Second World War and he is noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944. While attending general studies courses at Columbia University, he became acquainted with Margaret Mead, for whom he later worked. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles, most notably for Esquire, and as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune. The year 1988 saw publication of Night Soldiers—inspired by his 1984 trip to Eastern Europe on assignment for Esquire—which invigorated his career and led to a succession of related titles. His output since 1988 includes a dozen works. He is especially noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944. While all his historical espionage novels are loosely connected, only The World at Night and Red Gold share a common plot. Writing in The New York Times, the novelist Justin Cartwright says that Furst, "has adopted a European sensibility." Furst lived for many years in Paris, a city that he calls "the heart of civilization" which figures significantly in all his novels.
Washington DC: Counterpoint, 1999. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 261,  pages. Worried that the biography that Trotsky is writing about him in Mexico will reveal a crime from his past that could topple him from power, Stalin is forced to think back on his own memories of his life and rise to power. Richard Lourie is a historian and American foreign policy expert on Russia–United States relations, on which he consulted for Hillary Clinton in her unsuccessful 2008 presidential run. He served as Gorbachev's translator, has written a fictional autobiography of Joseph Stalin, a biography of Andrei Sakharov, and a prognosticative biography Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash, which explores the education and ascent of Putin during the dissolution of the USSR, and his career as Russia's autocrat, in order to estimate his probable future moves, while diagnosing Russia's spiritual ills and "narcissistic injuries" and "utter dependence on the ongoing will to power." He has translated over 30 books, and published articles and reviews in mainstream US media.
Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2021. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , iii, , 73,  pages. Author's biography. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads 20 September 2021 For my dear friend Joseph with admiration and gratitude. God bless you! Philip. Kolin was born in Chicago and earned his BA at Chicago State University. He earned his his doctoral degree from Northwestern University. Kolin served as professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg for 41 years. He is now professor emeritus. In 2010 he was awarded Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters. Kolin also serves on the advisory board of the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. He has published more than forty books, including eight collections of poetry. Many of Kolin’s poems, influenced by his Roman Catholicism, explore the Gulf South as well as focus on civil rights, especially the murder of Emmett Till. He has also published a widely-used business writing textbook, Successful Writing at Work. He is an authority on the life and plays of Tennessee Williams. He is an editor for The Southern Quarterly and a general editor for the Routledge Shakespeare Criticism series. His most recent books of poems include Americorona: Poems About The Pandemic (2021), Pilsen Snow: Poems (a chapbook published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press), Down to the Dark River: Poems about the Mississippi (2015), co-edited with Jack Bedell for Louisiana Literature Press, and Departures (2014). His most recent book, commemorating the 60th anniversary of Emmett Till’s death, is entitled Emmett Till in Different States: Poems (2015)).
Middletown, DE: Serenity Point Press, 2019. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. xvii. , 335,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Endnotes. Signed by the author on the title page. Front cover curls up a bit. Author, international thought leader, and life-planning pioneer George Kinder has been at the forefront of the financial services industry for more than 35 years, spearheading a movement to put the lives that clients desire to live at the center of their financial plans. George has trained thousands of professionals globally in the field of financial life planning. He founded the Kinder Institute of Life Planning in 2003. His three books on money, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, Lighting the Torch, and Life Planning for You, are considered foundational and essential works in the field of financial life planning. George’s client-centered and values-driven money-management philosophies challenge many assumptions in economics, our approaches to democracy. A graduate of Harvard University, George earned the Bronze Medal in Massachusetts on the National Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in 1975. In 1994, he co-founded “The Nazrudin Project,” an influential think tank of national financial advisers dedicated to exploring the human and spiritual aspects of money and personal finance. In 2000, Investment Advisor Magazine awarded him its Portfolio Management Award, which is given to those who have “contributed significantly to the art and science of portfolio management.” George’s thought leadership extends beyond finance as reflected in his books on mindfulness and civilization. He has taught mindfulness for 35 years, now to a global community.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. First Simon & Schuster Hardcover Edition [stated] Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 260,  pages. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads Francesca, Here's to Strong, smart women! Claire McCaskill. Claire Conner McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is a former American politician who served as a United States senator from Missouri from 2007 to 2019 and as State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. McCaskill graduated from the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law. A member of the Democratic Party, McCaskill served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989, as Jackson County Prosecutor from 1993 to 1998, and as the 34th State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She ran for governor of Missouri in the 2004 election, defeating Democratic incumbent Bob Holden in the Democratic primary and losing to Republican Matt Blunt in a close general election. McCaskill was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, the first woman to be elected U.S. senator from Missouri (Jean Carnahan was appointed upon the death of her husband). Re-elected in 2012, McCaskill was defeated in 2018 by Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill is a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. On January 15, 2019, McCaskill joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst. McCaskill is featured as a regular guest on Deadline: White House and Morning Joe. She also makes frequent appearances on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell and The 11th Hour with Brian Williams along with, MSNBC and NBC News Special Event Breaking News Coverage.
New York: Random House, 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxxi, , 631,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Dust jacket has minor wear and soiling. Ink underlining and comments noted in several places. Derived from a Kirkus review: An insightful, unique view of the multiple Pulitzer-winning liberal icon Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1917–2007). Serving as their father’s editor, Schlesinger’s sons—former ABC News documentary writer Andrew and former Time contributor and World Policy Journal publisher Stephen—mined more than 60 years of his correspondence and worked through the thousands of letters held at the New York Public Library and other collections. They also drew from his wide-ranging and varied correspondents to produce a worthy follow-up and companion to their Journals: 1952–2000. The letters selected here provide a clear picture of the multifaceted talents of their father. Schlesinger’s credentials provided standing for the advice he addressed to Democratic presidential candidates Walter Mondale in 1984 and Bill Clinton in 1992. He helped them run effective campaigns and noted that they should avoid the temptation to “out-Republican the Republicans.” Schlesinger and National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. corresponded over many years, each welcoming the other’s latest publication efforts and disputing the historical significance of such figures as Joseph McCarthy. The editors also do a good job of representing Schlesinger's relations with the Kennedy family over the years, and there are sharply penned rebuttals of critics of the Kennedy brothers' Cuba policy—in which Schlesinger’s attention to detail predominates.
New York: Random House, 2019. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 346,  pages. A Note on Sources. Endnotes. Selected Bibliography. Index. This is the never-before-told inside story of the high-stakes, four-year-long investigation into Donald Trump's Russia ties, culminating in the Steele dossier, and sparking the Mueller report, from the founders of political opposition research company Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS was founded in 2010 by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two former reporters who decided to use their reporting skills to conduct open-source investigations for businesses and law firms, and opposition research for political candidates. In the fall of 2015, they were hired to look into the finances of Donald Trump. The deeper Fusion dug, the clearer it became that the focus of Fusion's research going forward would be Trump's entanglements with Russia. Simpson and Fritsch engaged the services of a former British intelligence agent and Russia expert named Christopher Steele. He would produce a series of memos, which collectively became known as the Steele dossier, that raised questions about the nature of Trump's ties to Russia. On January 10, 2017, the Steele dossier broke into public view. Fusion GPS would soon be thrust into the center of the biggest news story on the planet, a story that would lead to accusations, conspiracy theories, lawsuits and the Mueller report. Before Ukraine, before impeachment: This is the never-before-told inside story of the high-stakes, years-long investigation into Trump's Russia ties, culminating in the Steele dossier, and sparking the Mueller report, from the founders of opposition research company Fusion GPS.
Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2019. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 542 pages. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. G. Flint Taylor (born April 16, 1946) is an American human rights and civil rights attorney based in Chicago, Illinois, who has litigated many high-profile police brutality, government misconduct and death penalty cases. Taylor has pursued public interest law to take on allegations of corrupt police tactics and wrongful convictions in the city of Chicago and elsewhere. Taylor was part of a team of negotiators in the 2015 landmark decision by the City of Chicago to award reparations to the survivors of police torture, becoming the first municipal government to do so. During his second year in law school at Northwestern, Taylor began to work with a group of lawyers who were representing counterculture political groups, including the Black Panther Party (BPP), the Young Lords Organization, Rising Up Angry and the Weathermen. In August 1969, these lawyers, together with two other law students, established the People's Law Office (PLO) on the north side of Chicago. In his book The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago, Taylor recounts much of his struggle for human rights against the systemic racism of a corrupt criminal justice system in Chicago.
New York: Basic Books, 1995. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 329,  pages. Notes. Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became, to America's continuing chagrin, the father of the Chinese missile program. Iris Shun-Ru Chang (March 28, 1968 – November 9, 2004) was an American journalist, author and political activist. She is best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking, and in 2003, The Chinese in America: A Narrative History. Chang is the subject of the 2007 biography Finding Iris Chang, and the 2007 documentary film Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking starring Olivia Cheng as Iris Chang] The independent 2007 documentary film Nanking was based on her work and dedicated to her memory. Her first book, Thread of the Silkworm tells the life story of the Chinese professor, Qian Xuesen (or Tsien Hsue-shen) during the Red Scare in the 1950s. Qian was one of the founders of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and for many years helped the military of the United States debrief scientists from Nazi Germany. He was suddenly accused of being a spy and a member of the Communist Party USA, and was under house arrest from 1950 to 1955. Qian left for the People's Republic of China in 1955. Upon his return to China, Qian developed the Dongfeng missile program, and later the Silkworm missile, which was used by the Iraqi military during its war on Iran and against the United States-led coalitions during the Persian Gulf War and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 7.25 inches by 9 inches. Unpaginated (bibliographic references cite this as having 128 pages). Illustrated cover. Illustrations (most in color). Signed by the author/artist on the title page [when this was catalogued there were no signed copies listed on the major internet booksites]. Foreword by John Straley. This work consists mainly of artwork and captions. Ray Troll (born March 4, 1954) is an American artist based in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is best known for his scientifically accurate and often humorous artwork. His most well-known design is "Spawn Till You Die", which has appeared in many places including the film Superbad and being worn by actor Daniel Radcliffe. Troll's renditions of everything from salmon to marine mammals to creatures only found in the fossil record have become iconic in fishing, scientific, and environmental activism communities around the world. He seeks inspiration from extensive field work in marine science, paleontology, geology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. His paintings and mixed-media drawings are in the collections of the Miami Museum of Science, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Alaska Airlines, the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska State Museum, and the Ketchikan Museum. He has collaborated with the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. Entitled Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific. In 2002, the ratfish Hydrolagus trolli was named after him in recognition of his efforts to raise awareness of ratfish.
New York: A. S. Barnes and Co., 1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 1.25 inches. 160 pages. Illustrations (8 color plates + ca. 136 full-page b&w). The DJ has minor wear and soiling. Introduction by Irwin Glusker. A fascinating compendium of the artist's eclectic work. This present volume contains twenty portfolios, each of them covering a single subject. Except for a brief introduction, there is n text. John Rombola's whimsical pieces have appeared on book covers and stages, in magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and even Bergdorf Goodman’s Fifth Avenue windows. His imaginatively intricate and captivating drawings burst with fierce color, peculiar beings, patterns and repetition — the product of a lifetime toiling to capture and hold his viewer in a trance. Rombola was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1933. His mother, a pattern cutter in the high-end garment business, surrounded herself with style magazines featuring the era's great photographers. Intrigued at an early age by these images, Rombola honed his interests at Pratt Institute. Early Andy Warhol and Saul Steinberg illustrations share the detailed, fantastic sophistication of Rombola’s work, but while Steinberg found his niche at the New Yorker and Warhol experimented and diverted toward fame, Rombola persisted with his style and preserved the eccentricity of his vision. His career began with nascent eccentric legends Bert Stern and Irwin Glusker; commissioned by Frank Zachary, his travels to Italy and Trinidad inspired much of his most impassioned work. Rombola remains confident and unassuming, pensive and imaginative, tranquil and constantly creating.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 147 pages. Signed by a previous owner on the fep. Illustrated DJ is in a plastic sleeve and shows wear, chips and soiling. Introduction by Malcolm Muggeridge (Editor of Punch). A number of these drawings originally appeared in Punch. Most of the illustrations/cartoons have captions. Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI (3 March 1920 – 30 December 2011 was an English artist and satirical cartoonist, comics artist, sculptor, medal designer and illustrator. He is perhaps best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School and for his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth series. Searle was born in Cambridge, England, where his father was a Post Office worker who repaired telephone lines. He started drawing at the age of five and left school (Central School – now Parkside School) at the age of 15. He trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University) for two years. In April 1939, realizing that war was inevitable, he enlisted in the Royal Engineers. In January 1942, he was in the 287th Field Company, RE in Singapore. He was taken prisoner when Singapore fell to the Japanese. He spent the rest of the war as prisoner, first in Changi Prison and then in the Kwai jungle, working on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. Searle contracted both beriberi and malaria during his incarceration, which included numerous beatings, and his weight dropped to less than 40 kilograms. He was liberated in late 1945 with the final defeat of the Japanese. After the war, he served as a courtroom artist at the Nuremberg trials and later the Adolf Eichmann trial (1961).
Toronto: Bantam Books, 1983. Third printing [stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. 158,  pages. Illustrated cover. Illustrations (some in color). Minor front cover weakness at spine (gently restrengthened with glue). Name of previous owner (John Schwab) in ink on half-title page. Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was a journalist and author who founded the gonzo journalism movement. He rose to prominence with the publication of Hell's Angels, a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle club to write a first-hand account of their lives and experiences. In 1970, he wrote an unconventional magazine feature titled "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" for Scanlan's Monthly, which established his counterculture credibility. It also set him on the path to establishing his own subgenre of New Journalism that he called "Gonzo", a journalistic style in which the writer becomes a central figure and participant in the events of the narrative. Thompson remains best known for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a book first serialized in Rolling Stone in which he grapples with the implications of what he considered the failure of the 1960s counterculture movement. In 1980, Thompson relocated to Hawaii to research and write The Curse of Lono, a Gonzo-style account of the 1980 Honolulu Marathon. Extensively illustrated by Ralph Steadman, the piece first appeared in Running in 1981 as "The Charge of the Weird Brigade" and was later excerpted in Playboy in 1983. The book was reprinted in 2005 in a signed, limited edition, then more widely re-released in 2014.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, 316,  pages Illustrations. Notes. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Denis Judd was born in Northamptonshire in 1938. He won a State Scholarship to Oxford, where he took his first degree in Modern History at Magdalen College, going on to study for a Ph.D. at London University, on: 'A. J. Balfour and the evolution and problems of the British Empire 1874-1906.' He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has been Head of History, and is now Professor Emeritus of Imperial and Commonwealth History, at the London Metropolitan University. In his research, writing and broadcasting he has specialized in the British Empire and Commonwealth, especially South Africa and India. He has also written extensively on British history, on aspects of the monarchy, and among his biographies is the authorized life of the children's author Alison Uttley. Rufus Isaacs was in his day the first commoner to rise to the rank of marquess since the Duke of Wellington. Born into a lively Jewish family, he left school aged 14, yet made his name as a brilliant QC before being elected to the Commons as a Liberal in 1904. Smeared during the Marconi scandal of 1913 he survived to be appointed Lord Chief Justice, and elevated to the peerage in 1914. He would go on to be Ambassador to the United States, Viceroy of India, and Foreign Secretary. For this major work, Denis Judd drew upon private papers in order to place Rufus Isaacs' complex career in perspective and so provide an overdue reassessment of one of the most outstanding public figures of the twentieth century.