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BOWLES, Paul.

BOWLES, Paul.

Rare books by Paul Bowles, including first editions and signed first edition copies of The Sheltering Sky, Let it Come Down, and The Spider’s House.

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  1. The Sheltering Sky.

    The Sheltering Sky.

    First edition, first impression of the author's first novel, and a key title in the development of Beat literature. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1949

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103199

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  2. The Sheltering Sky.
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    The Sheltering Sky.

    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Paul Bowles. Tangier, April 1985." American-born Bowles moved to Tangier in 1947, where he lived until his death in 1999. Tangier was the setting of this, his first novel, a key title in the development of Beat literature. It was first published in September 1949 in the UK, after Doubleday rejected the manuscript; the first US edition followed a month later. Learn More
    £3,850

    Date of Publication: 1949

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114488

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The Delicate Prey and Other Stories.
    signed

    The Delicate Prey and Other Stories.

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author, on a preliminary page: "For Bob Hines, looking forward to summer. Paul Bowles, I/VI/65, N. Y."; and additionally signed on the title page: "Paul Bowles Atlanta 21/V/94". The recipient has written in pencil underneath the second inscription: "(Paul was ill)". Bob Hines was introduced to Paul Bowles in 1965 by Tennessee Williams. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 87016

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Scenes.
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    Scenes.

    Signed limited edition. Number 267 of 300 copies signed by the author. Designed and printed by Saul and Lillian Marks of the Plantin Press. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: Los Angeles

    Stock Code: 107673

    Signed: Yes

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  5. Next to Nothing.
    signed

    Next to Nothing.

    First and limited edition, number "1C" of 500 copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Lawrence, So here it is, best, Paul 15/iv/77 - Tangier". It is possible that "Lawrence" is Lawrence Delbert Stewart, author of Paul Bowles: The Illumination of North Africa (1974). Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: Kathmandu

    Stock Code: 103483

    Signed: Yes

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  6. 116324comp
    signed

    Collected Stories 1939-1976.

    Introduction by Gore Vidal.
    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, No. 35 of 60 special copies signed by Bowles and Vidal on a tipped-in page and specially bound, from the edition of 1,110 copies. Additionally inscribed on the title page by Bowles to his biographer Virginia Spencer Carr, which reads "for Virginia, with all my love, - Paul, Tangier, 6/11/96". Virginia Spencer Carr Bowles first met Bowles in 1989 for an interview on Tennessee Williams. Learn More
    £400

    Date of Publication: 1979

    Published: Santa Barbara

    Stock Code: 116324

    Signed: Yes

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  7. 116349
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    In Touch: The Letters.

    Edited by Jeffrey Miller.
    First UK edition, first impression. The US edition was published in the same year by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. This copy contains four documents laid in. The first, an unpublished typed letter signed by Bowles, is addressed to "Jamie", or James Leo Herlihy, the American novelist, and dated 13 August 1967. It discusses Herlihy's opinion of The Time of Friendship, which Bowles had published earlier that year, and reiterates Bowles' thoughts on Herlihy's short story collection, A Story That Ends with a Scream and Eight Others: "I read the title story again and still find it perfect. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1994

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116349

    Signed: Yes

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