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GOLDING, William.

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  1. Poems.

    Poems.

    First and only edition, inscribed by Golding's mother, Mildred, to the household of her brother (Golding's uncle): "To ‘Karenza' from M.G. 1934". William Golding's first published work, published with the help of his friend Adam Bittleston shortly after leaving Oxford and evidently distributed amongst relatives by his proud mother. Contained with the book is a letter from Macmillan to Brian Curnoe (a direct descendant of Golding's uncle) confirming the number of copies of Poems issued (1000) and commenting ruefully that "when he [Golding] offered us fiction after the war, we declined it!" "[A]lthough in later life [Golding] was dismissive of this volume, and of his abilities as a poet, the collection anticipates some of the concerns that became central to his fiction" (ODNB). Learn More
    £4,000

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published:

    Stock Code: 42511

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  2. Lord of the Flies.

    Lord of the Flies.

    First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel, memorably filmed by Peter Brook. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 95276

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  3. The Inheritors.
    signed

    The Inheritors.

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page "For Michael Curtis with best wishes from William Golding." Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85188

    Signed: Yes

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  4. The Brass Butterfly.

    The Brass Butterfly.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1958

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 76708

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  5. Free Fall.

    Free Fall.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1959

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101531

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  6. The Spire.

    The Spire.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101530

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  7. The Hot Gates.

    The Hot Gates.

    And other occasional pieces.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1965

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101636

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  8. The Pyramid.

    The Pyramid.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101556

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  9. The Scorpion God.

    The Scorpion God.

    Three Short Novels.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106921

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  10. Rites of Passage; Close Quarters; Fire Down Below.
    signed

    Rites of Passage; Close Quarters; Fire Down Below.

    First editions, first impressions, each volume signed by the author. Rites of Passage, winner of the 1980 Man Booker prize, is signed by the author on the front free endpaper; the other two on the half-titles. The trilogy is collectively known as To the Ends of the Earth. From the library of Dr Philip Murray, Irish book collector and author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1980

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 113601

    Signed: Yes

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  11. Darkness Visible.

    Darkness Visible.

    First Edition. First Impression. Learn More
    £35

    Date of Publication: 1984

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 26645

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  12. The Paper Men.

    The Paper Men.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65

    Date of Publication: 1984

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101643

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  13. The Paper Men.
    signed

    The Paper Men.

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1984

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    Stock Code: 112062

    Signed: Yes

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  14. Fire Down Below.

    Fire Down Below.

    First edition
    First edition, first impression of the sequel to Rites of Passage and Close Quarters. Learn More
    £65

    Date of Publication: 1989

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101647

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  15. To the Ends of the Earth.
    signed

    To the Ends of the Earth.

    A Sea Trilogy. Comprising Rites of Passage, Close Quarters and Fire Down Below.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 270 of 400 deluxe copies signed by Golding on the limitation page. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1991

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106972

    Signed: Yes

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  16. William Golding: A Bibliography, 1934

    William Golding: A Bibliography, 1934

    Foreword by William Golding.
    First and limited edition. Number 54 of 900 copies which were supposed to have been numbered by Golding in Roman numerals, but instead were numbered in Arabic. There were also 1,000 copies bound in quarter leather, numbered in Arabic numerals and signed by Golding. This copy is unsigned and comes with an erratum slip tipped-in at the limitation page, which explains that this is one of the 900 unsigned copies, and was mistakenly numbered "54" instead of "LIV". Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1994

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112721

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