February 2022 Catalogue

First Edition Of One Of The Rarest Of American Classics, To Kill A Mockingbird, Inscribed By Harper Lee In The Year Of Publication 35. LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia and New York, 1960. Octavo, original half green cloth, dust jacket. $12,500. Click for more info First edition, third printing, of Lee’s cherished masterpiece—“the Huckleberry Finn of the 20th century”—inscribed in the year of publication: “To ———, with my best wishes, Harper Lee, September 17, 1960.” Lee’s indelible depiction of life in a small Alabama town during the Jim Crow era immediately became a bestseller, quickly established itself on required reading lists in classrooms across the country, and was honored with the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It was “the Huckleberry Finn of the 20th century,” declared biographer Charles Shields. Stated third impression, in stated thirdprinting dust jacket. New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, 201. Book fine, dust jacket extremely good with shallow chipping to spine ends, a bit of soiling and wear to rear panel. Near-fine condition. The Most Influential Economic Treatise Of The 20th Century, In The Scarce Original Dust Jacket 34. KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936. Octavo, original blue-green cloth, dust jacket. $17,500. Click for more info First edition of Keynes’ last major work, considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, rarely found in the original dust jacket. Keynes’GeneralTheoryrankswithSmith’s Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus’ Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. “The worldwide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate” (PMM 423). Book fine, scarce dust jacket with light stain to rear panel, spine of dust jacket with usual darkening and very minor chipping to head and tail. A near-fine copy. “The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones.” “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” February 2022 – 36 – Bauman Rare Books