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Date of the auction: 23.01.2020

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Signed 1st US. Ed.

Purple cloth-backed blue paper boards, blind stamped design of finger wagging face with tongue out, lettering on spine in blue gilt, pictorial dust jacket. First American Edition. Signed by Adams on the half-title. The beloved first volume of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe signed

Light blue half-cloth and decorated boards, lettering on spine in pink gilt, illustrated dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Adams on the half-title. Scarce signed copy of the sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Two signed works by Douglas Adams

2 volumes. Cloth and boards, pictorial dust jackets. First Editions. Includes: Life, The Universe and Everything. 1982. Mostly Harmless. 1992. Both volumes signed by Adams at the half-title. Mostly Harmless also bears the ink stamp "Always know where your towel is..." along with the signature

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Saul Bellow Adventures of Augie March, 1st Ed.

536 pp. Gray & black cloth lettered in orange, top edge stained orange, jacket. First Edition, First Issue. First issue with the top page edges stained orange; jacket with Steinbeck ad on rear flap, no reviews. Bellow's celebrated, ambitious third novel

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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The Exorcist, signed First Edition

(8vo) original maroon cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Made into the 1973 motion picture of the same name, and inspiring several sequels and a prequel

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Revolving book/media shelf

Wooden revolving book/media shelf. 53x20." Shelves are 8½" tall, ideal for smaller books and audio/video media; DVD's, etc. Sturdy construction. Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra shipping and/or handling charges may apply

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Revolving book/media shelf

Wooden revolving book/media shelf. 53x20." Shelves are 8½" tall, ideal for smaller books and audio/video media; DVD's, etc. Sturdy construction. Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra shipping and/or handling charges may apply

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Revolving Bookshelf

Revolving wooden bookshelf. 60x26." Shelves as 12" high. Sturdily constructed revolving bookshelf. Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra shipping and/or handling charges may apply

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bottle of Smoke Broadsides with bibliography

Small broadside printings on various color papers, signed by the extant poets. Comprises: Bottle #1, [2003], Letter T from an edition of 26 lettered copies with an original linocut by Marc Snyder. Presented in stiff paper folder with mounted photograph of Charles Bukowski on front, glassine

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Five deluxe editions, Bottle of Smoke Press

Five cloth-backed deluxe editions of poetry. A selection of works from Bill Roberts's Bottle of Smoke Press established in 2002. Each volume is signed by the contributors, as issued. Comprises: Private Archaeology by D.R. Wagner, 2013. Letter U of 26 lettered copies hand-bound by Bill Roberts and

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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The Golden Apples Of The Sun by Bradbury, Inscribed

Illustrated with drawings by Joe Mugnaini. 20x13 cm (8x5"), grey buckram, lettering in yellow. First Edition. Bradley's fourth book, Inscribed on front free endpaper: "For Nan & Jessie - With the friendship and gratitude and thanks of this rather eccentric chap - Ray Bradbury, August 1st 1953

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Signed by Ray Bradbury 1/750

484 pp. Red leatherette, jacket, wooden slipcase. First Edition. No. 150 of an edition limited to 750 signed copies. Signed by Ray Bradbury on limitation page

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Ray Bradbury original inscribed artwork 1976

Original artwork in various colors of marker on paper. 27x21.5 cm (10½x8½"). Matted: 46.5x39 cm (18x15½"). A drawing of numerous faces and humanoid creatures, with an inscription and signature in blue marker: "For the Grants! Happy Anniversary! From Ray Bradbury - Jan. 1976." Most of the inscription

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bertolt Brecht's BAAL 1st 1922

(12mo) original illustrated wrappers. Text in German. First Edition. First edition of Brecht's first full-length play concerning a wastrel youth who becomes involved in several sexual affairs and at least one murder. First performed in Leipzig in 1923, it was immediately shut down by order of the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 1st in dustjacket

Cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial jacket. First Edition. The surprising international hit thriller. Author's fourth book and basis for the motion picture directed by Ron Howard

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski / Purdy Letters signed w/orig pastel 1/26

Edited by Seamus Cooney. Illustrated with an original pastel drawing by Bukowski tipped in on blank leaf before half-title with laid-in tissue guard. 22.8x14.4 cm (9x5¾"), silver foil coated cloth-backed decorative boards, cover titled in silver, paper spine label, acetate cover. Copy “V” of 26

Lot #: 16

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

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Dorbins Bibliography of Bukowski 1/50 w original painting

Illustrated with an original watercolor painting by Bukowski, signed "Buk" tipped in on preliminary leaf. 23.9x14.9 cm (9x6"), decoratively patterned coarse golden linen-backed orange boards, paper spine label, original acetate. No. 18 of 50 hand-bound copies. First Edition. Signed by Charles

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski: 1977-1987 1/26, inscribed, John Martin's Copy

Unpaginated. Introduction and poem by Bukowski. 26x20.5 cm (10¼x8"), glossy pictorial boards, gray cloth spine. One of 26 copies thus bound. First Edition. Inscribed by Bukowski at the colophon with a sketch of his little man and bottle: "Put these under your bed, they'll be worth big $ some day

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Signed photo of Charles Bukowski by Michael Montfort

Original b&w portrait photo of Charles Bukowski by Michael Montfort. 24x19 cm (9¼x7½"). Signed by Bukowski with a black marker. Iconic image of the poet looking defiant while holding one of his Underwood typewriters and smoking a cigarette

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Two checks signed by Bukowski and John Martin

Two Bank of America printed cashed checks from Black Sparrow Press to Charles Bukowski. One check is dated May 19, 1992 and is in the amount of $1,131.10. Bukowski has signed the back side "Chas Bukowski." The second check is dated October 29, 1992 and is in the amount of $3,500. This copy signed on

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski's Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip 1/26 signed

Folded card broadside, 4 pp. 38x26.5 cm (15x10½"). Copy "I" of 26 lettered copies from a complete run of 176 copies. First Separate Edition. Signed by Bukowski on the cover with a drawing of his little man and a bottle. Krumhansl 85

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski Betting on the Muse Signed

24x16 cm (9¼x6¼"), original patterned cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, acetate dust wrapper. Black Sparrow Press limited edition. Signed by Bukowski on tipped in page near beginning of volume, as issued. #178 of 226 hardbacked copies. Deluxe edition of Buk's first posthumous

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski's Betting on the Muse - signed Presentation Copy 1/5

Original patterned cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, acetate dust jacket. This copy is No. 2 of 5 designated Presentation Copies matching the issue of 26 signed and lettered copies. Signed by Bukowski on tipped-in page near beginning of volume, as issued. One of only 5 Deluxe

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski and Crumb Bring Me Your Love 1/376 signed

Illustrated by R. Crumb. 26.7x19 cm (10½x7½"), blue-green denim-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, acetate jacket. No. 252 of 376 copies. First Edition. Flyer for book laid in, signed by Bukowski and Crumb in the colophon with small drawing of barking dog (Krumhansl 79b

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Bukowski Confessions - with original typescript poem

[47], [5 (blank)] pp. Mimeographed text on various colored paper. 21.5x14 cm. (8½x5½"), original saddle stitched pictorial light pink wrappers. One of 500 copies. First Edition. Inscribed on the title page by Bukowski to Art Secunda, and dated "8-14-66." With an original signed typescript poem "A

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Eight Bukowski New Year's greetings 1 signed.

8 volumes. Illustrated boards, plain paper dust wrappers. Numbered or lettered limited copies. First Editions. A collection of Deluxe copies of Bukowski's Black Sparrow Press New Year's Greetings. The 1976 volume is signed by Both Bukowski and Diane Wakowski. Includes.: Tough Company (with The Last

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Excellent copy of Bukowski's Erections w/slipcase

[6], 478 + [2] ad pp. Pictorial wrappers; housed in custom quarter-morocco slipcase. First Edition. A very nice copy of a book hard to find in such excellent shape. Bukowski's best stories are here, most first appeared in underground newspapers like "Open City" and "Nola Express." This is the

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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The First Five Black Sparrow Press Broadsides - rare Bukowski

5 poetry broadsides. Each 37x25 cm. (14½x10"). Each is one of 27 numbered copies, from a run of 30 copies. Printed by Philip Klein; housed together in a custom grey cloth chemise and clamshell box with morocco cover and spine labels lettered in gilt. All broadsides signed by Bukowski. Broadsides

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Ham on Rye signed w/ painting 1/100 copies

Illustrated with an original abstract oil painting by Charles Bukowski, signed “Buk” tipped-in following title, with wax-paper guard. 8vo. Blue linen-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label. No. 12 of 100 copies with an original painting, printed by Graham Mackintosh & Edwards Brothers, designed

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 23 Jan 2020

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Hollywood by Bukowski - Presentation Copy, Inscribed

Illustrated with full color silk screen print by Bukowski tipped in after title leaf. 22.9x14.9 cm (9x6"), black and multi-colored dot cloth backed pictorial boards, acetate dust jacket. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Inscribed on title page: "For Julie Voss - I have a very strong sense of your

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jan 2020