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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.
    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... Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 114488

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  2. 103199
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel, and a key title in the development of Beat literature. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 103199

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  3. 130837
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel, inspired by his time in North Africa. The Sheltering Sky was key title in the development of Beat literature; Norman Mailer commented in Advertisements for Myself (1959) that with this title, Bowles "opened the world of Hip. He let in the murder,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130837

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  4. 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... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 87016

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  5. 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

    Stock Code: 103483

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  6. 116349
    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 The first, an unpublished typed letter signed by Bowles, is addressed to "Jamie", or James Leo Herlihy, the American novelist, and dated 13 August 1967.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... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 116349

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