Sale 334: Fine Modern Literature

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Date of the auction: 22.06.2006

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The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Title: The Revolt of the Cockroach People Author: Acosta, Oscar Zeta Place: [San Francisco] Publisher: [Straight Arrow Books] Date: [1973] Description: Cream cloth, pictorial jacket. First Edition, First printing. A story about the Chicano movement in Los Angeles in the late 1960's. Acosta's second

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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The Night-Comers

Title: The Night-Comers Author: Ambler, Eric Place: London Publisher: William Heinemann Date: [1956] Description: Orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Engraved bookplate of Dennis Wheatley. Lot

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Night Dogs

Title: Night Dogs Author: Anderson, Kent Place: [Tucson, AZ] Publisher: Dennis McMillan Date: 1996 Description: Foreword by James Crumley. 8vo. Deep red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black endpapers with a gilt-stamped badge design for the Portland Police on the front and rear free endpapers

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Hello Towns

Title: Hello Towns! Author: Anderson, Sherwood Place: New York Publisher: Horace Liveright Date: 1929 Description: Frontispiece map. 8vo. Decorative orange cloth, front blind-stamped, spine stamped and lettered in a cream-yellow, pictorial jacket designed by "Jacks." First Edition, First issue

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Notes of a Native Son

Title: Notes of a Native Son Author: Baldwin, James Place: Boston Publisher: Beacon Press Date: [1955] Description: Red cloth, pictorial jacket. First Edition, first printing, second state jacket. Baldwin's scarce and important second book (also his first book of non-fiction). Second issue jacket

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Lot of 4 titles

Title: Lot of 4 titles Author: Baldwin, James Place: London, et al. Publisher: Michael Joseph Date: [1964; 72; 89] Description: Comprises: Notes of a Native Son. Dj price clipped. [1964]. * No Name In the Street. [1972]. * One Day, When I Was Lost. [1972]. * Standley & Pratt, eds. Conversations with

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$700

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Crash

Title: Crash Author: Ballard, J. G. Place: New York Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Date: [1973] Description: Cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in silver, top edge stained red, pictorial jacket. First American Edition. Basis for the controversial 1996 French film with the same title, directed

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Books of Blood, Volumes I-VI

Title: Books of Blood, Volumes I-VI Author: Barker, Clive Place: London Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Date: [1984-86] Description: 6 volumes. Black cloth, spines lettered in silver, color pictorial jackets (each with different artwork designed by Clive Barker), publisher's two black cloth

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$400 - US$700

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Ryder - 2 copies

Title: Ryder - 2 copies Author: Barnes, Djuna Place: New York Publisher: Horace Liveright Date: 1928 Description: Illustrations by the author. 8vo. Blue cloth, lettered in bright orange. Each one of 3000 copies printed. First Editions. One with the original color pictorial jacket, laid in, which

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Author's first two mystery books, both signed

Title: Author's first two mystery books, both signed Author: Barr, Nevada Place: New York Publisher: Putnam's Date: [1993; 94] Description: With: Track of the Cat. (1st Mystery book, 2nd book overall). [1993]. * A Superior Death. [1994]. Together, 2 volumes. Boards, pictorial jackets. First

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Lot of 2 first editions

Title: Lot of 2 first editions Author: Barthelme, Donald Place: Various places Publisher: Date: [1964; 75] Description: With: Come Back, Dr. Caligari. Little, Brown, [1964]. * The Dead Father. Inscribed & signed by the author. FSG, [1975]. Together, 2 volumes. Cloth, jackets. First Editions. Lot

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Nohow On

Title: Nohow On Author: Beckett, Samuel Place: [New York] Publisher: Limited Editions Club Date: [1989] Description: No etchings. 10¾x7, gilt-lettered levant black morocco, black clamshell box with morocco spine label. No. 159 of 550 copies printed on Cartiere Enrico Magnani paper by the Shagbark

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Jaws

Title: Jaws Author: Benchley, Peter Place: Garden City, NY Publisher: Doubleday Date: 1974 Description: Black cloth, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Basis for Spielberg's classic film. Lot Amendments Condition: Occasional tiny creases to jacket edges; minor rubs to cloth; near fine or better in

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A Savannah Story

Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A Savannah Story Author: Berendt, John Place: New York Publisher: Random House Date: [1994] Description: Black cloth-backed green boards, lettered in a green-silver-gilt, pictorial jacket. First Edition. First issue with "fmr" 7 lines up from bottom of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Lot of 5 first editions

Title: Lot of 5 first editions Author: Berry, Wendell Place: Various places Publisher: Date: 1977-[1998] Description: Comprises: The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture. Sierra Club Books, 1977. (Slight odor). * The Gift of Good Land. North Point Press, 1981. * The Wild Birds. North Point

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Lot of 6 volumes

Title: Lot of 6 volumes Author: Borges, Jorge Luis Place: New York Publisher: Date: [1970-84] Description: Comprises: The Aleph and Other Stories, 1933-1969. Dutton, [1970]. * Doctor Brodie’s Report. Dutton, 1972. * A Universal History of Infamy. Dutton, 1972. * Borges: A Reader, edited by Monegal

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Lot of 2 signed limited deluxe editions

Title: Lot of 2 signed limited deluxe editions Author: Bruen, Ken Place: Various places Publisher: Date: 2005-06 Description: With: The Dead Room: A Jack Taylor Story. Intro. by Jason Starr. Illus. by Phil Parks; 2 tipped-in color photograph plates (including frontispiece portrait). Copy letter “N

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Original inked drawings by Bukowski, signed

Title: Original inked drawings by Bukowski, signed Author: Bukowski, Charles Place: [No place] Publisher: Date: [c.1980] Description: 9x6" white sheet with three rows of original inked drawings by Charles Bukowski, each including a man with pipe (Bukowski), and a bottle. Top image accompanied with a

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Cold Dogs in the Courtyard

Title: Cold Dogs in the Courtyard Author: Bukowski, Charles Place: [Chicago] Publisher: [Literary Times-Cyfoeth] Date: [1965] Description: Original decorative tan saddle stitched wrappers, printed in black. One of 500 copies. First (and only) Edition. Scarce and early Bukowski chapbook, before his

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Dangling in the Tournefortia

Title: Dangling in the Tournefortia Author: Bukowski, Charles Place: Santa Barbara Publisher: Black Sparrow Press Date: 1981 Description: 8vo. Red cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label, original acetate cover. No. 125 of 350 hand-numbered copies. First Edition. Signed by Bukowski in the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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It Catches My Heart in its Hands: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963

Title: It Catches My Heart in its Hands: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963 Author: Bukowski, Charles Place: [New Orleans] Publisher: Loujon Press Date: 1963 Description: 97 pp. Introduction by John William Corrington. With preliminary leaves of various colors and differing widths. 10x7, hand-bound in

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Black Cherry Blues

Title: Black Cherry Blues Author: Burke, James Lee Place: Boston Publisher: Little, Brown Date: [1989] Description: Boards, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burke on the title page. The third book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Lot Amendments Condition: Fine in fine jacket. Item number

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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The Lost Get-Back Boogie

Title: The Lost Get-Back Boogie Author: Burke, James Lee Place: Baton Rouge Publisher: Louisiana State University Press Date: 1986 Description: Dark turquoise cloth, spine lettered in bright orange, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Signed by James Lee Burke on the title page. Author's first book

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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The Neon Rain

Title: The Neon Rain Author: Burke, James Lee Place: New York Publisher: Henry Holt Date: [1987] Description: Cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in silver, jacket. First Edition. The first book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Lot Amendments Condition: Fine in fine jacket. Item number: 171740

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Synthetic Men of Mars

Title: Synthetic Men of Mars Author: Burroughs, Edgar Rice Place: Tarzana, CA Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Date: [1940] Description: Illustrated with 5 plates by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue cloth lettered in orange, color pictorial jacket. First Edition. Clipped signature of Edgar Rice

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Tarzan and the Lost Empire

Title: Tarzan and the Lost Empire Author: Burroughs, Edgar Rice Place: New York Publisher: Metropolitan Date: [1929] Description: [6], 313 pp. Frontispiece by A.W. Sperry. 8vo. Orange cloth lettered in black on spine and front cover, pictorial jacket. First Edition, first printing. Tarzan stumbles

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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The Book of Breeething

Title: The Book of Breeething Author: Burroughs, William S. Place: Berkeley Publisher: An Overdrive Book / Blue Wind Press Date: 1975 Description: Illustrations by Robert F. Gale. 5x8, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. Softcover Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. Lot Amendments Condition

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Cobble Stone Gardens

Title: Cobble Stone Gardens Author: Burroughs, William S. Place: [Cherry Valley, NY] Publisher: Cherry Valley Editions Date: [1976] Description: 8vo. Pictorial wrappers. First Trade Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. A hardcover edition of only 50 copies was issued at the same time. Lot

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Naked Lunch

Title: Naked Lunch Author: Burroughs, William S. Place: New York Publisher: Grove Press Date: [1959] Description: Half black cloth and boards, gilt-lettered spine, jacket. First American Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page. First issue jacket with no zip code on rear panel and no roman

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 22 Jun 2006

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Nova Express

Title: Nova Express Author: Burroughs, William S. Place: New York Publisher: Grove Press Date: [1964] Description: Reddish-orange cloth, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burroughs on the half-title. Classic novel, "a masterpiece of fantasy and reality, a carnival of horrors, a doomsday

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 Jun 2006