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PORTER, Katherine Anne.

Rare books by Katherine Ann Porter, including first editions and signed first editions of Pale Horse, Pale Rider.

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  1. Flowering Judas.

    Flowering Judas.

    And Other Stories.
    First UK Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published:

    Stock Code: 34591

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  2. Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
    signed

    Pale Horse, Pale Rider.

    Three Short Novels.
    First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Katherine Anne, September 25, 1965, Washington D.C., with love". With the ownership signature of the poet Barbara Howes, and the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate. Contains, loosely inserted, a holograph letter signed (dated 14 May 1965) from the author thanking them for her birthday poem and asking them to come and visit her in Washington because "I am not well and cannot go out". Learn More
    £700

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 76837

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The Days Before.

    The Days Before.

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 77072

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  4. A Defense of Circe.
    signed

    A Defense of Circe.

    First edition, sole printing. One of a limited 1700 copies "privately printed for the friends of the author and her publishers as a New Year's greeting". Inscribed by the author to her friend the poet Barbara Howes on the front free endpaper, "For Barbara, with happy recollection of your visit, September 14 - 26, in Washington, Katherine Anne", with the additional note, "My one original literary idea!" With the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate, who would go on to write a poem called "A friend laughing: a rose for Katherine Anne Porter" in celebration of her 75th birthday. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 76839

    Signed: Yes

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  5. Ship of Fools.
    signed

    Ship of Fools.

    [With an autograph letter by the author.]
    First edition, first printing. Accompanying the book is an autograph letter laid-in from the author to her friend Suzanne Lovett, dated Christmas Day, 1952. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1962

    Published: Boston & Toronto

    Stock Code: 111615

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Ship of Fools.
    signed

    Ship of Fools.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "To David Battan with every good wish - Happy Christmas and New Year! Katherine Anne Porter. 1 December 1966, Washington D. C." She has also drawn an arrow pointing to the right and written "Follow this line please". The arrow appears again on the title page with "Onward!", on the dedication page with "further -" and finally appears pointing at the note about the book's title with "Read!" indicating the German moral allegory from which the novel's titles was derived. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1962

    Published: Boston & Toronto

    Stock Code: 66739

    Signed: Yes

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  7. Ship Of Fools.
    signed

    Ship Of Fools.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Samuel S. Goldberg, Katherine Anne Porter". Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1962

    Published: Boston & Toronto

    Stock Code: 50053

    Signed: Yes

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  8. The Collected Essays
    signed

    The Collected Essays

    and Occasional Writings.
    First Edition, First Printing, Limited Issue. Being one of 250 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £140

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published:

    Stock Code: 36771

    Signed: Yes

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