Sale 558 - Fine Literature with Archives from the Lord John Press

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Date of the auction: 16.04.2015

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Four titles by Anthony Abbot

Title: Four titles by Anthony Abbot Author: Abbot, Anthony [pseud. of Fulton Oursler] Place: New York Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: About the Murder of Geraldine Foster. Covici-Friede, [1930]. About the Murder of the Clergyman's Mistress. (Large pieces missing from jacket

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Historical Romance of the American Negro

Title: Historical Romance of the American Negro Author: Fowler, Charles H., M.D. Place: Baltimore Publisher: Date: 1902 Description: Charles H. Fowler, M.D. Historical Romance of the American Negro (Press of Thomas & Evans, Baltimore, 1902) First Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. 269pp . Written

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Jack Sheppard: A Romance

Title: Jack Sheppard: A Romance Author: Ainsworth, William Harrison Place: London Publisher: Richard Bentley Date: 1839 Description: viii, [2], 352; iv, 292; [iii]-vi, [2], 312 pp. With 27 etched plates by George Cruikshank; steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in Vol. I. 18.7x11 cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Malcolm: Adapted by Edward Albee from the Novel by James Purdy

Title: Malcolm: Adapted by Edward Albee from the Novel by James Purdy Author: Albee, Edward Place: New York Publisher: Atheneum Date: 1966 Description: Illustrated from photographs by Alix Jeffry. Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, jacket. First Edition. Signed by Edward Albee in ink on the title

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$120 - US$180

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Wounding: An Essay on Education

Title: The Wounding: An Essay on Education Author: Albee, Edward Place: Charleston, WV Publisher: Mountain State Press Date: [1981] Description: Brown cloth, dust jacket. No. 23 of 250 hardbound copies. First Edition. Signed on limitation page. Albee's commencement speech to the 1981 graduating

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$120 - US$180

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Black Dudley Murder

Title: The Black Dudley Murder Author: Allingham, Margery Place: New York Publisher: Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club Date: 1929 Description: Black cloth lettered in red, dust jacket. First American Edition. The author's third novel, and the first to feature Albert Campion. First published in the UK as

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Nine volumes by Margery Allingham

Title: Nine volumes by Margery Allingham Author: Allingham, Margery Place: New York & London Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Cloth, with dust jackets (except for one). First American Editions (except for one). Includes: The Gyrth Chalice Mystery. Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club, [1931

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Five letters and documents relating to Roberts Brothers, famed Boston...

Title: Five letters and documents relating to Roberts Brothers, famed Boston publishers from the Civil War to the end of the 19th century Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1885-1897 Description: Five items relating to Roberts Brothers, famed Boston publishers from the Civil War to the end of the 19th

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Pride and Prejudice

Title: Pride and Prejudice Author: Austen, Jane Place: London Publisher: George Allen Date: 1894 Description: xxvii, 476 pp. Preface by George Saintsbury. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. 18x12 cm (7x4¾") green cloth illustrated with peacock design in gilt on cover and spine, gilt-lettered, all edges

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Fire Next Time

Title: The Fire Next Time Author: Baldwin, James Place: New York Publisher: The Dial Press Date: 1963 Description: White cloth, jacket. First Edition. Advance Copy. With publication slip dated January 31, 1962 and photograph of Baldwin laid in. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket with chips and tears

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Go Tell it On the Mountain

Title: Go Tell it On the Mountain Author: Baldwin, James Place: New York Publisher: Knopf Date: 1953 Description: Orange cloth, lettered in gilt, color pictorial jacket, slipcase. First Edition. Baldwin's first book. An autobiographical novel recounting his early years as a preacher in Harlem. Lot

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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1895 Autograph Letter Signed as editor, Cosmopolitan Magazine, rejecting a...

Title: 1895 Autograph Letter Signed as editor, Cosmopolitan Magazine, rejecting a story offered by Sherlockian humorist John Kendrick Bangs Author: Arthur Sherburne Hardy Place: Publisher: Date: Description: New York, May 22 [1895] 1 pg. To John Kendrick Bangs. “I am returning your Proposal under

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$80 - US$120

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Large archive of books, graphic novels, etc. from the library of Science...

Title: Large archive of books, graphic novels, etc. from the library of Science Fiction novelist Neal Barrett, Jr. Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Large collection of collection of books, graphic novels, and comics from the library of Neal Barrett, Jr

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Philadelphia Story

Title: The Philadelphia Story Author: Barry, Philip Place: New York Publisher: Coward-McCann Date: [1939] Description: Cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. The basis for the 1940 film starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and James Stewart. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket worn at edges, a few tears

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Fourteen Volumes of Non-fiction and Anthologies by Rick Bass

Title: Fourteen Volumes of Non-fiction and Anthologies by Rick Bass Author: Bass, Rick Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Non-fiction and anthologies by the Texas-born, Montana-based author - many are signed. Includes: Nonfiction Wild to the Heart. Stackpole Books

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Seventeen volumes of fiction by Rick Bass

Title: Seventeen volumes of fiction by Rick Bass Author: Bass, Rick Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Fiction by the Texas-born author who writes about Texas and Montana - many of them signed. Includes: Novels Where the Sea Used to Be. Houghton Mifflin,1998. The

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Four volumes by or about Beat authors, each signed

Title: Four volumes by or about Beat authors, each signed Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Creeley, Robert. Pieces. Signed by Creeley on the title-page. Wrappers. New York: Scribner's, [1969]. Creeley,. Robert. A Quick Graph: Collected Notes

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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All Strange Away

Title: All Strange Away Author: Beckett, Samuel Place: [New York] Publisher: Gotham Book Mart Date: [1976] Description: Illustrated by Edward Gorey. (4to) black morocco-backed boards, slipcase. No. 152 of 200 numbered copies from a total edition of 226. First Edition. Signed at the colophon by both

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Brief Moment: A Comedy in Three Acts - Signed by Behrman and the entire cast

Title: Brief Moment: A Comedy in Three Acts - Signed by Behrman and the entire cast Author: Behrman, S.N. Place: New York Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart Date: [1931] Description: (8vo) red cloth. First Edition. Signed by Behrman on the title page and additionally signed by director Guthrie McClintic

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$10 - US$100

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Adventures of Augie March

Title: The Adventures of Augie March Author: Bellow, Saul Place: New York Publisher: Viking Date: 1953 Description: Black and gray cloth, jacket. First Edition, First Issue. Author's third book. First issue with top page edge stained orange and the copyright page with the "Vail-Ballou" printer's

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Madeline and the Bad Hat

Title: Madeline and the Bad Hat Author: Bemelmans, Ludwig Place: New York Publisher: Viking Press Date: [1957] Description: Illustrations by the author. (Folio) original red cloth, color pictorial jacket. First Trade Edition. The third title in Bemelmans' series of Madeline tales. A limited edition

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Madeline and the Gypsies

Title: Madeline and the Gypsies Author: Bemelmans, Ludwig Place: New York Publisher: Viking Date: [1959] Description: Illustrations by the author. (Folio) original green cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. The fourth title in Bemelmans' Madeline tales. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$120 - US$180

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case

Title: The Poisoned Chocolates Case Author: Berkeley, Anthony Place: Garden City Publisher: Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club Date: 1929 Description: Black cloth lettered in red, jacket. First American Edition. Roger Sheringham solves a murder when nitrobenzene is cleverly concealed in liquor

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Seven titles by Anthony Berkeley, all but one first U.S. editions

Title: Seven titles by Anthony Berkeley, all but one first U.S. editions Author: Berkeley, Anthony Place: Garden City & Toronto Publisher: Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club Date: Various dates Description: Cloth, jackets. Includes: The Silk Stocking Murders. (Jacket spine faded, ends worn, stain to rear

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Wychford Poisoning Case

Title: The Wychford Poisoning Case Author: Berkeley, Anthony Place: Garden City Publisher: Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club Date: 1930 Description: Black cloth lettered in red, jacket, printed green wrap-around band. First American Edition. Early mystery novel by the British writer who also wrote under

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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The Clown - in Semina VI

Title: The Clown - in Semina VI Author: Meltzer, David Place: Larkspur, CA Publisher: Wallace Berman Date: 1960 Description: 14 cards, illustrated title leaf printed in red and black, text printed in red. Housed in a mounted pocket inside photographically illustrated stiff paper wrappers, pocket

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Black Beetles in Amber

Title: Black Beetles in Amber Author: Bierce, Ambrose Place: San Francisco Publisher: Western Authors Publishing Date: 1892 Description: 280 pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original gray cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition. BAL 1111. Lot Amendments Condition: Some soiling and shelf wear, spine dull

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Shapes of Clay

Title: Shapes of Clay Author: Bierce, Ambrose Place: San Francisco Publisher: W.E. Wood Date: 1903 Description: xiv, [2], 396 pp. Frontispiece portrait from photograph with facsimile Bierce autograph, tissue-guard. 17.3x12.5 cm (7½x5"), original gilt-decorated pictorial green & purple cloth

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Satan Was a Man. A Novel of Murder

Title: Satan Was a Man. A Novel of Murder Author: Bierstadt, Edward Hale Place: Garden City Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company Date: 1935 Description: (8vo) original tan cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper., dated 1936. Lot Amendments Condition

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$120 - US$180

Date: 16 Apr 2015

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Ten volumes of mysteries by Nicholas Blake

Title: Ten volumes of mysteries by Nicholas Blake Author: Blake, Nicholas [pseud. of C. Day Lewis] Place: New York & London Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Cloth or boards, jackets. First or First U.S. Editions Includes: Shell of Death. (Jacket with a few short edge tears, chip to spine

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Apr 2015