Sale 464: Fine Literature with Books in All Fields

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Date of the auction: 06.10.2011

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Watership Down

Title: Watership Down Author: Adams, Richard Place: New York Publisher: Macmillan Date: [1972] Description: Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition. Signed and dated April 1974 by the author, on the title page. Lot Amendments Condition: A few tiny chips or bumps at jacket edges, a few tiny

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Never Come Morning

Title: Never Come Morning Author: Algren, Nelson Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Brothers Date: [1942] Description: (8vo), blue cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket edges chipped, mostly at spin ends, a few short tears at edges, spine sunned; light edge wear to

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Paula

Title: Paula Author: Allende, Isabel Place: New York Publisher: HarperCollins Date: 1994 Description: Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. [4], 475 pp. 11x8½, velo-bound typescript copy. Signed by Allende on the front cover. Lot Amendments Condition: Light edge wear; near fine. Item

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Improvisatore, or Life in Italy

Title: The Improvisatore, or Life in Italy Author: Andersen, Hans Christian Place: London Publisher: Ward, Lock, and Tyler Date: [c.1880] Description: xxxvii, 340 pp. Translated by Mary Howitt. Extra-illustrated with 125 mounted albumen photographs. 16.5x11 cm. (6½x4¼"), period white vellum ruled in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Poor White

Title: Poor White Author: Anderson, Sherwood Place: New York Publisher: B.W. Huebsch Date: 1920 Description: (8vo), blue cloth. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Dear David [Illegible] - One incident about the writing of this book will amuse you. The

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Foundation Trilogy

Title: The Foundation Trilogy Author: Asimov, Isaac Place: Norwalk, CT Publisher: Easton Press Date: [1988] Description: (8vo) full blue-gray leather stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Signed by the author. Omnibus edition of the first three novels in the Foundation series. Lot Amendments Condition

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Prelude to Foundation

Title: Prelude to Foundation Author: Asimov, Isaac Place: Norwalk, CT Publisher: Easton Press Date: [1988] Description: (8vo), full blue-gray leather stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition. Signed by the author. Lot Amendments Condition: Fine. Item number: 222049

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Price of the Ticket

Title: The Price of the Ticket Author: Baldwin, James Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's / Marek Date: [1985] Description: Cloth, slipcase. No. 43 of 150 copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the special limitation leaf at front. Lot Amendments Condition: A touch of dust soiling and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Ladies Almanack showing their Signs and their tides; their Moons and their...

Title: Ladies Almanack showing their Signs and their tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes, as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempters Author: [Barnes, Djuna] A Lady of Fashion Place: Paris Publisher: Printed for the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Herzog

Title: Herzog Author: Bellow, Saul Place: New York Publisher: Viking Date: [1964] Description: Blue cloth, dust jacket. First Trade Edition, First Issue. Signed by the author on half title. The 1965 National Book Award winner and one of his key titles in earning Bellow the Nobel Prize for Literature

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Undertones of War

Title: Undertones of War Author: Blunden, Edmund Place: London Publisher: Richard Cobden-Sanderson Date: [1928] Description: (8vo), black cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. First edition of the author's celebrated World War I memoirs. Kirkpatrick A28a. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket spine and

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Delicate Prey and Other Stories

Title: The Delicate Prey and Other Stories Author: Bowles, Paul Place: [New York] Publisher: Random House Date: [1950] Description: (8vo), cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket price-clipped, spine faded, moderately rubbed and worn at edges, 4 paper repairs on verso of

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Galilee Hitch-Hiker

Title: The Galilee Hitch-Hiker Author: Brautigan, Richard Place: [San Francisco] Publisher: [White Rabbit Press] Date: [1958] Description: [16] pp. 21.5x16.5 cm. (8½x6½"), original parchment outer wrapper, inner stiff red wrapper, hand stitched. One of about 200 copies. First Edition. The author's

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Epaminondas and His Auntie

Title: Epaminondas and His Auntie Author: Bryant, Sara Cone Place: Boston Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. Date: [1938] Description: Illustrated by Inez Hogan. Beige cloth stamped in black, dust jacket. First Edition. Lot Amendments Condition: Closed tear at head of front jacket panel, some light

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Crucifix in a Deathhand

Title: Crucifix in a Deathhand Author: Bukowski, Charles Place: [New Orleans] / New York Publisher: A Loujon Press Award Book / Lyle Stuart Inc. Date: [1965] Description: 101 pp. With preliminary leaves of various colors and differing widths. Illustrations by Noel Rockmore. 12¼x8¼, original

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Hunt for Red October

Title: The Hunt for Red October Author: Clancy, Tom Place: Annapolis, MD Publisher: Naval Institute Press Date: [1984] Description: Red cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Clancy's first, and still most famous, book. First state of the first edition, with 18 lines of print on the copyright page, no

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Childhood's End

Title: Childhood's End Author: Clarke, Arthur C. Place: New York Publisher: Ballantine Books Date: [1953] Description: Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. An early work by the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-44. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Dead Secret - Bound with Dickens' The Cricket on the Hearth and other...

Title: The Dead Secret - Bound with Dickens' The Cricket on the Hearth and other period works Author: Collins, Wilkie Place: New York Publisher: Miller & Curtis Date: 1857 Description: Bound volume of Victorian literature, magazines, etc., including: Personal Memoirs of Daniel Webster. [2], 68 pp

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Author: Dahl, Roald Place: New York Publisher: Knopf Date: [1964] Description: [12], 162 pp. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Red cloth, color pictorial jacket. First Edition, First Issue. The rare first issue with 6 lines of printing and binding

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Out of Africa

Title: Out of Africa Author: Dinesen, Isak Place: New York Publisher: Random House Date: [1938] Description: Black and orange cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First American Edition. Basis for the Academy Award winning 1985 film starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes] complete in The Strand Magazine Vol. II...

Title: [The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes] complete in The Strand Magazine Vol. II - Vol. VI Author: [Doyle, Arthur Conan] Newnes, George, ed. Place: London Publisher: [The Strand Magazine] Date: 1891-1899 Description: Comprises: 5 volumes with First Appearances of "The Adventures of Sherlock

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes

Title: His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan Place: New York Publisher: George H. Doran Date: [1917] Description: Orange cloth, dust jacket. First American Edition. The jacket depicts a relaxed Holmes, seated and enjoying a cigar rather than his usual pipe. Lot

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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An American Tragedy

Title: An American Tragedy Author: Dreiser, Theodore Place: New York Publisher: Boni & Liveright Date: 1925 Description: 2 volumes. Cloth-backed boards, slipcase. No. 574 of 795 copies. Signed by Dreiser at the limitation statement. Lot Amendments Condition: Slipcase lacking top section, split at

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Panic Spring

Title: Panic Spring Author: [Durrell, Lawrence] Norden, Charles, pseud. Place: New York Publisher: Covici-Friede Date: [1937] Description: Tan cloth. First American Edition. Set on a fictional Greek Island, Mavrodaphne, in the Ionian Sea, the novel progresses through multiple perspectives, each

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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In Medias Res. Canto One of an Autobiographical Epic: Dust Shall Be the...

Title: In Medias Res. Canto One of an Autobiographical Epic: Dust Shall Be the Serpent's Food Author: Everson, William Place: San Francisco Publisher: Adrian Wilson Date: [1984] Description: Foreword by Everson. Illustrated with woodcuts by Tom Killion. (Folio), blue morocco-backed linen, front

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Mosquitoes

Title: Mosquitoes Author: Faulkner, William Place: New York Publisher: Boni and Liveright Date: 1927 Description: Blue cloth lettered in orange on spine and front, dust jacket. First Edition. First state dust jacket with mosquitoes in red on gray-green paper, $2.50 price on flap. The author's second

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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Octopussy and the Living Daylights

Title: Octopussy and the Living Daylights Author: Fleming, Ian Place: London Publisher: Jonathan Cape Date: [1966] Description: Boards with silver lettering, dust jacket. First Edition. Verso of title page reads, "First Published 1966". Jacket has been price clipped, cannot determine if first. Lot

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The African Queen

Title: The African Queen Author: Forester, C.S. Place: Boston Publisher: Little, Brown Date: 1935 Description: (8vo), light brown cloth with embossed jungle leaf pattern, lettered in green. First Edition, First Printing. With "Published February, 1935" on the copyright page. One of Forester's most

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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New Hampshire

Title: New Hampshire Author: Frost, Robert Place: New York Publisher: Henry Holt Date: 1923 [but, 1924] Description: Illustrated with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. (8vo), cloth-backed boards. Third Printing. Signed by Robert Frost on the title page. Lot Amendments Condition: Moderate rubbing or edge wear

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 6 Oct 2011

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Title: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Author: Gaines, Ernest J. Place: New York Publisher: The Dial Press Date: 1971 Description: Brown boards, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Gaines' fourth novel, telling the life of a slave who lived to be over 100 years old. Inscribed by the author on

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 6 Oct 2011