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CRITICAL WORKS, MAINLY RELATING TO 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

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Estimate: £700 - £900
ca. US$1,062 - US$1,365
Price realised:  £875
ca. US$1,327
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Critical Works. COLLECTION OF UPWARDS OF 500 BIOGRAPHICAL, BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL WORKS AND CATALOGUES: including works by or on writers such as Samuel Beckett (two copies of Samuel Beckett an exhibition, Turret Books, 1971, both out-of-series copies of the edition of 100, both signed by Samuel Beckett;with biographies, bibliographies and other critical works by authors such as Knowlson, Bair, Federman & Fletcher, Rabinowitz, Eoin O'Brien, etc; together with various English and French editions of his works), James Joyce (four copies of Giacomo Joyce, New York, 1968, with facsimile pages of the manuscript, these all in slipcase, together with works by Ellmann, Gébler Davies, and others), William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill Wyndham Lewis Siegfried Sassoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edward Thomas, Arnold Bennett, Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller T.S. Eliot, Anais Nin, Kate Greenaway Isaac Rosenberg Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, Bertrand Russell, Malcolm Lowry, Nancy Cunard, Sigmund Freud, Rudyard Kipling and many others (some of these editions of letters); various critical and illustrated editions on artists such as David Bomberg;multiple literary anthologies (Cambridge, Oxford, and others); numerous auction catalogues ranging from one volume of John Quinn's sale in New York in 1924 to more recent sales such as that of the collection of James Gilvarry at Christie's in 1986, but most from the 1980s, and chiefly Sotheby's and Christie's book sales, including celebrated single owner sales such as the Library of Richard Manney, sales from the Britwell Library, and that of J.R. Abbey); several works on famous book collectors and on book-collecting; a quantity (c.500)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations
Date of the auction: 10 Jul 2013
Address: Sotheby's
London

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