Auction 09.12.1993

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 09.12.1993

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BAUM, L. FRANK. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago and New York: Geo. M...

BAUM, L. FRANK. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co. 1900. Small 4to, original red and green pictorial cloth, edges stained yellow, pictorial endpapers on paste-downs, slightly worn at heel of spine and lower fore-corners, front inner hinge cracked. FIRST EDITION

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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BECKETT, SAMUEL. [Cover title]: Whoroscope. Paris: The Hours Press 1930...

BECKETT, SAMUEL. [Cover title]: Whoroscope. Paris: The Hours Press 1930. 8vo, original printed red wrappers, stapled as issued, rear cover partially and slightly faded. FIRST EDITION of the author's first book, no. 266 of 300 copies, although not called for this copy specially SIGNED BY BECKETT on

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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CATHER, WILLA. Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Knopf 1927. 8vo...

CATHER, WILLA. Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Knopf 1927. 8vo, original paper-vellum boards gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, rear cover a trifle soiled, plain tissue dust jacket (?original). FIRST EDITION, no. 8 of 50 numbered copies on Japan Vellum signed by the author, of a limited, signed

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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COLLINS, WILLIAM WILKIE. The Woman in White. London: Sampson Low 1860. 3...

COLLINS, WILLIAM WILKIE. The Woman in White. London: Sampson Low 1860. 3 vols., 8vo, original purple cloth, blocked in blind and gilt, uncut, binder's ticket of Bone & Son at rear endpaper of vol. 1, faint evidence of circulating library labels removed from front covers, extremities rubbed, front

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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COLLINS, WILLIAM WILKIE. No Name. London: Sampson Low 1862. 3 vols., 8vo...

COLLINS, WILLIAM WILKIE. No Name. London: Sampson Low 1862. 3 vols., 8vo, original orange-scarlet cloth, blocked in blind and gilt, uncut, spines a bit darkened, extremities rubbed, most inner hinges cracked. FIRST EDITION. Sadleir 601; Wolff 1371; Glover & Greene 77. Apparently the second example

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or...

DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle of Life. London: John Murray 1859. 8vo-sized 12mo, original green blind-stamped ripple-grained cloth, spine gilt, Freeman variant "a", uncut, brown endpapers, original

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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DICKENS, CHARLES. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London...

DICKENS, CHARLES. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall 1839. 8vo, presentation binding (?) of greenish-black hard-grained morocco gilt, sides with central gilt design of urn, floral interlaces and thistle, blind rules at edges, rounded spine with gilt-lettered title

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$22,000 - US$30,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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DICKENS, CHARLES. [Christmas Books]. A Christmas Carol, Chapman & Hall...

DICKENS, CHARLES. [Christmas Books]. A Christmas Carol, Chapman & Hall 1843, very slight wear to extremities of binding , title-page printed in red and blue, "Stave I" on first text page, yellow endpapers, 4 hand-colored etchings and 4 text woodcuts, with an autograph letter signed by Charles

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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DICKINSON, EMILY. Poems. Boston: Roberts 1890. Small 8vo, original grey and...

DICKINSON, EMILY. Poems. Boston: Roberts 1890. Small 8vo, original grey and white cloth, gilt-lettered, decorated in gilt and silver, t.e.g., others uncut, white sides slightly dust-soiled, small library stamp inside rear cover, label removed from inside front cover, cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION of

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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DREISER, THEODORE. Sister Carrie. New York: Doubleday, Page 1900. 8vo...

DREISER, THEODORE. Sister Carrie. New York: Doubleday, Page 1900. 8vo, original dark red cloth, some very light rubbing at edges, faint stain on rear cover, red half morocco slipcase . FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. McDonald 1; Merle Johnson, p. 151. A very good copy for this book. Early

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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ELIOT, GEORGE ["Mary Ann Evans"]. The Mill on the Floss. Edinbugh and...

ELIOT, GEORGE ["Mary Ann Evans"]. The Mill on the Floss. Edinbugh and London: Blackwood 1860. 3 vols., 8vo, original cinnamon-colored cloth, blocked in blind, spines gilt-lettered, uncut, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants at rear endpaper of vol. 1, a few fore-corners slightly jammed. FIRST

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. Prufrock and Other Observations. London: The Egoist...

ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. Prufrock and Other Observations. London: The Egoist Ltd. 1917. 12mo, original printed buff wrappers, a trifle soiled, slight wear at heel of spine, cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION, one of 500 copies of the author's first book, "The Egoist Subscription Form" laid in. Gallup A1

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$3,400 - US$4,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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ELIOT, T.S. The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright 1922. 8vo...

ELIOT, T.S. The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright 1922. 8vo, original flexible black cloth, uncut, spine dull with slight wear at ends, chip from careless opening at top edge of title and half-title leaves. FIRST EDITION, limited to 1000 numbered copies (this no. 955), FIRST STATE BINDING

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. Sanctuary. New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith...

FAULKNER, WILLIAM. Sanctuary. New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith [1931]. 8vo, original gray cloth-backed magenta boards, very slight wear at lower fore-corners, dust jacket (rubbed at some extremities). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST BINDING (magenta and gray patterned endpapers

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. The Beautiful and Damned. New York: Scribner's 1922...

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. The Beautiful and Damned. New York: Scribner's 1922. 8vo, original green cloth, pictorial dust jacket (lightly used and slightly dust-soiled). FIRST EDITION. Bruccoli A8.1.a. A very good copy

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner's 1925. 8vo...

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner's 1925. 8vo, original green cloth , PICTORIAL DUST JACKET after F. Cugat (chipped at top of spine touching the "Th" in title, portion of mid-spine becoming loose but repairable on verso, a small chip at heel of spine, a few other small

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Tender Is the Night. A Romance. New York: Scribner's...

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Tender Is the Night. A Romance. New York: Scribner's 1934. 8vo, original green cloth with vertical lines, pictorial dust jacket (a long tear across front panel and spine and a short tear in spine mended on verso ). FIRST EDITION, the jacket inside flap containing blurbs by T.S

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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FORSTER, EDWARD MORGAN. A Passage to India. London: Edwin Arnold 1924. Tall...

FORSTER, EDWARD MORGAN. A Passage to India. London: Edwin Arnold 1924. Tall 8vo, original cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, t.e.g., unopened, publisher's box (wear). FIRST EDITION, no. 191 of 200 large-paper copies numbered and signed by the author. Kirkpatrick A10a; Connolly, The Modern

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,400 - US$1,800

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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FROST, ROBERT. A Boy's Will. London: Nutt 1913. 8vo, original bronze...

FROST, ROBERT. A Boy's Will. London: Nutt 1913. 8vo, original bronze pebbled cloth, uncut, spine a trifle faded, slight foxing on some leaves . FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, Binding A, of the poet's first book, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Frost on the front free endpaper: "Margot Adamson from

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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GOLDING, WILLIAM. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber and Faber [1954]. 8vo...

GOLDING, WILLIAM. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber and Faber [1954]. 8vo, original cloth, pictorial dust jacket (a slight tear at upper edge of front panel). FIRST EDITION of the author's first novel. A fine, bright copy

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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GRAHAME, KENNETH. The Wind in the Willows. London: Methuen [1908]. 8vo...

GRAHAME, KENNETH. The Wind in the Willows. London: Methuen [1908]. 8vo, original greenish-blue cloth, pictorial gilt stamping of Pan amongst the reeds with Mole and Rat at his feet on front cover and of Toad standing in his diving gear amidst the willows on spine, t.e.g., others uncut, slight

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HARDY, THOMAS. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. [London: Osgood, McIlvaine 1891...

HARDY, THOMAS. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. [London: Osgood, McIlvaine 1891]. 3 vols., 8vo, original sand-colored cloth with gilt art-nouveau double linear design of stems of honeysuckle blossoms on front covers after Charles Ricketts, spines gilt-lettered, uncut, front cover of vol. 1 slightly

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HARDY, THOMAS. Jude the Obscure. [London: Osgood, McIlvaine 1896]. 8vo...

HARDY, THOMAS. Jude the Obscure. [London: Osgood, McIlvaine 1896]. 8vo, original dark green cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, some slight soiling to covers , IN THE VERY RARE DUST JACKET of blueish-gray printed in blue (some tape removed, some restoration ). FIRST EDITION. Purdy, pp. 86-91; Sadleir 1108

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed...

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1850. 8vo, original brown cloth, blindstamped, spine gilt-lettered, ends of spine and lower fore-corners a bit worn, light stain on upper front cover, front inner hinge cracked, cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Three Stories & Ten Poems. [Paris: Contact Publishing...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Three Stories & Ten Poems. [Paris: Contact Publishing Co. 1923]. 12mo, original printed gray-blue wrappers, uncut, a few faint stains on wrappers, spine slightly darkened with ends a trifle chipped, cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION OF HEMINGWAY'S FIRST BOOK, one of 300 copies

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Scribner's 1940. 8vo...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Scribner's 1940. 8vo, original cloth, slightly frayed dust jacket, cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION, First State of jacket, INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY in purple ink on front free endpaper: "Ernest Hemingway out of the red" (referring to the great

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HILTON, JAMES. Lost Horizon. London: Macmillan 1933. 8vo, original green...

HILTON, JAMES. Lost Horizon. London: Macmillan 1933. 8vo, original green cloth, spine a trifle faded, pictorial dust jacket (two tape strengthenings on verso), half morocco slipcase. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "To J.H. Tribe from James Hilton

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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HUXLEY, ALDOUS. Brave New World. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. 8vo...

HUXLEY, ALDOUS. Brave New World. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. 8vo, original cloth, slightly cocked, lower fore-corners slightly jammed, dust jacket (a bit rubbed at extreme ends of spine and fore-corners) . FIRST EDITION. Connolly, The Modern Movement 75: "It is a Utopia which is never dull, of

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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JAMES, HENRY. Washington Square. New York: Harper 1881. 12mo, original...

JAMES, HENRY. Washington Square. New York: Harper 1881. 12mo, original pictorial dark olive green cloth, some rubbing at extremities. FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and five illustrations by George du Maurier. Edel & Laurence A15a; BAL 10551. A very good copy of a rare example of an illustrated James

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 9 Dec 1993

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JOYCE, JAMES. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company 1922. 4to, original...

JOYCE, JAMES. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company 1922. 4to, original printed blue wrappers, uncut, corners at ends of spine and fore-corners frayed, wear along out joints and some edges. FIRST EDITION, no. 119 of 150 larger-paper copies on Vergé d'Arches of an edition of 1000. Slocum & Cahoon

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 9 Dec 1993