Sale 610: Fine Literature with Lawrence Ferlinghetti & the Beats

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Date of the auction: 23.03.2017

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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Title: Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Author: Abbey, Edward Place: New York Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Date: [1968] Description: Drawings by Peter Parnall. (8vo) original brown cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by the author on the half title. The author's fourth

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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The Indifferent Children

Title: The Indifferent Children Author: [Auchincloss, Louis] Lee, Andrew, pseudonym Place: New York Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc. Date: [1947] Description: (8vo) original cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. The author's first book. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket with only light wear; volume fine

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day

Title: Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day Author: Auden, W.H. Place: [New York] Publisher: Privately Printed Date: 1941 Description: [16] pp. incl. blanks at front & rear. (sm. 8vo) printed blue wrappers, string-tied; in custom blue cloth clamshell box with black leather spine label. One of 250

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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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: Blind stamped tan cloth, gilt spine, slipcase. No. 43 of 150 copies. First Edition. Signed by Baldwin on a special limitation leaf at front. Scarce Limited Edition of

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Two signed first editions by Amiri Baraka

Title: Two signed first editions by Amiri Baraka Author: Baraka, Amiri Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Two volumes. Illustrated wrappers, First Editions. Includes: Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems. [Philipsburg: House Of Nehesi Publishers, 2003]. Tales of the

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Five volumes of Beat related photography - signed by Ferlinghetti and others

Title: Five volumes of Beat related photography - signed by Ferlinghetti and others Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: 5 volumes. Includes: Felver, Christopher. Angels, Anarchists & Gods. Cloth-backed photographic boards, pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Beatitude - thirteen volumes

Title: Beatitude - thirteen volumes Author: Place: North Beach, San Francisco Publisher: Beatitude and City Lights Date: 1960-2009 Description: 13 volumes in wrappers. Various paginations. First Editions. Present issues signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and other contributors. Bob Kaufman began

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Beat Poets - signed by five poets

Title: Beat Poets - signed by five poets Author: Ciuraru, Carmela, editor Place: New York Publisher: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Date: [2002]. Description: (8vo) black cloth with gilt title and spine, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Well edited anthology of essential Beat poetry. Signed by

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Five works on the Beats, four signed

Title: Five works on the Beats, four signed Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: 5 volumes in various bindings. Includes: Charters, Ann, compiler. Scenes Along the Road: Photographs of the Desolation Angels 1944-1960, with Three Poems and Comments by Allen

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Nine Beat related titles, some signed

Title: Nine Beat related titles, some signed Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: 9 volumes. Various bindings and editions. A collection of works by and about the Beats, with signatures of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Michael McClure. Burroughs, William S. The

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Henderson the Rain King

Title: Henderson the Rain King Author: Bellow, Saul Place: London Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson Date: [1959] Description: Boards, spine lettered in gilt, jacket. First British Edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Lot Amendments Condition: Volume with slight bumps to

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Herzog

Title: Herzog Author: Bellow, Saul Place: New York Publisher: Viking Press Date: [1964] Description: (8vo) original blue cloth, dust jacket. First Trade Edition, First Issue. Signed by the author on the title page. The 1965 National Book Award winner and one of his key titles in earning Bellow the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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I Pose

Title: I Pose Author: Benson, Stella Place: London Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Date: 1915 Description: (8vo) original gray boards, lettered in gilt. First Edition. The author's first book, quite elusive. A "witty, accomplished tale of a 'militant suffragette' ..." - Blain, Grundy and Clements, The

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Saturday Night: Poems 1960-1961 - bound with two other volumes of poetry

Title: Saturday Night: Poems 1960-1961 - bound with two other volumes of poetry Author: Berkson, Bill, et al. Place: New York Publisher: Tibor de Nagy Editions Date: 1961-1968 Description: Includes: Berkson, Bill. Saturday Night: Poems 1960-1961. 35, [5] pp. No. 3 of 300 copies. 1961. Towle, Tony

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His circle - with six signatures

Title: Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His circle - with six signatures Author: Duncan, Michael and Kristine McKenna, editors Place: New York & Santa Monica Publisher: D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers) & Santa Monica Museum of Art Date: [2005] Description: 384pp. Profusely illustrated with

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Four signed volumes by Wendell Berry

Title: Four signed volumes by Wendell Berry Author: Berry, Wendell Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Four volumes. First Editions. Includes: November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three. Illustrated in b&w and one color plate by Ben Shahn. Cloth, slipcase. Limited

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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The Shadow on the Dial and other Essays

Title: The Shadow on the Dial and other Essays Author: Bierce, Ambrose Place: San Francisco Publisher: A.M. Robertson Date: 1909 Description: Edited by S.O. Howes. Decorative title page, with title lettered in red. (8vo) brown buckram, sundial stamped in black on front cover, small gilt sundial

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Title: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians Author: Bierce, Ambrose Place: San Francisco Publisher: E.L.G. Steele Date: 1891 Description: 300 pp. (8vo) original brown cloth, lettered in gilt. First Edition. The first collection of short stories by Ambrose Bierce with several of his most important

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Five signed First Editions from Black Sparrow Press

Title: Five signed First Editions from Black Sparrow Press Author: Place: Santa Barbara Publisher: Black Sparrow Press Date: Various dates Description: 5 volumes. Cloth-backed decorative boards. First Editions. Includes: Clark, Tom. The Last Gas Station and Other Stories. Signed by Clark with

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Bibliography of American Literature... for the Bibliographical Society of...

Title: Bibliography of American Literature... for the Bibliographical Society of America Author: Blanck, Jacob Place: New Haven Publisher: Yale University Press Date: [1967-91] Description: Volumes I-IX. (Large 8vo) original black cloth, stamped in gilt and red. First Edition, mixed printings

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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The Exorcist

Title: The Exorcist Author: Blatty, William Peter Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Row Date: [1971] Description: (8vo) original maroon cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Blatty in the year of publication. Made into the 1973 motion picture of the same name

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Bottle #1-6: Broadsides - complete set

Title: Bottle #1-6: Broadsides - complete set Author: Place: Dover, DE Publisher: Bottle of Smoke Press Date: 2003-2009 Description: 6 collections of small broadsides printed on various colors of paper, each collection housed in stiff paper folder. Each one of 200 copies. Designed and printed by

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Twelve works by or translated by Paul Bowles, one signed

Title: Twelve works by or translated by Paul Bowles, one signed Author: Bowles, Paul Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Twelve volumes in various bindings. Most First Editions. A collection of miscellaneous volumes by the American expatriate composer, author, and

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Dark Carnival

Title: Dark Carnival Author: Bradbury, Ray Place: Sauk City, WI Publisher: Arkham House Date: 1947 Description: (8vo) original black cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Signed inscription by Bradbury on the front free endpaper: "For David, This rare copy of my 1st book, with good wishes

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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The Eyes of Max Carrados - three editions/issues

Title: The Eyes of Max Carrados - three editions/issues Author: Bramah, Ernest Place: London & New York` Publisher: Date: 1923 & [1924] Description: Includes: Grey cloth, spine lettered in black. (Rubbing and fading to covers, light foxing within.) First edition, first issue. London: Grant Richards

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Four American editions of books by Ernest Bramah

Title: Four American editions of books by Ernest Bramah Author: Bramah, Ernest Place: Garden City & New York Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Kai Lung's Golden Hours. (Jacket with some rubbing and soiling, edge wear & a few short tears, spine faded, 1" triangle missing from top

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat

Title: Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat Author: Bramah, Ernest Place: London Publisher: The Richards Press Ltd. Date: [1928] Description: Cloth, color pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. Provenance: Sandor Burstein. Lot Amendments Condition: Dust jacket with two ¾" triangular pieces missing from to edge

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

Title: Kai Lung's Golden Hours Author: Bramah, Ernest Place: London Publisher: Grant Richards Date: 1924 Description: xv, 307 pp. (8vo) gray boards backed in beige linen, gilt lettered leather spine label. No. 66 of 250 copies. Signed by Bramah at limitation statement. Provenance: Sandor Burstein

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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Max Carrados

Title: Max Carrados Author: Bramah, Ernest Place: London Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd. Date: [1914] Description: Red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. First Edition, first issue. The first of Bramah's Max Carrados books, featuring the blind detective and his associate Mr. Carlyle. This is the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Mar 2017

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The Specimen Case

Title: The Specimen Case Author: Bramah, Ernest Place: London Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, Limited Date: [1924] Description: Red cloth lettered in black on spine, in blind on front cover. First Edition. Provenance: Sandor Burstein. Lot Amendments Condition: Slight fading to spine, leaning a

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 23 Mar 2017