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MORRISON, Toni. The Bluest Eye.
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel. In spite of being regularly challenged (the American Library Association ranked it fourth on their list of most challenged books for 2014web reserve (email alone), it often features on schools' reading lists, and has been adapted several times. Morrison wrote The Bluest... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136567
KEROUAC, Jack. Mexico City Blues.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing, of Kerouac's "242 Choruses", written between 1954 and 1957, in the correct black and white jacket (the bibliographer Charters incorrectly calls for a jacket "printed in red, green and black", these being the colours of the wrappers issue, and later dust jackets), hard to find in collectable condition. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136575
[IRVING, Washington.] CRAYON, Geoffrey. Tales of a Traveller.
Philadelphia : 1824First edition of Irving's collection of short stories, published under his pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, all of which are here printed for the first time. Irving wrote to his sister Catharine that "for my own part, I think there are in it some of the best things I have ever written" (cited in Jones, Washington Irving: The Definitive Biography, 2011). The... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 130818
TATE, Allen. Poems: 1928-1931.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper,"To Mrs R. G. Foke with the kindest regards, Allen Tate, Memphis May 24, 1935". Tate was a member of The Fugitives, an informal group of Southern poets who were preoccupied with defending the traditional values of the agrarian South against urban industrialisation.... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 121795
[THOMPSON, Hunter S.] DUKE, Raoul. [Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas] Rolling Stone No. 95 [&] No. 96.
San Francisco : 11 and 25 November 1971The first appearance in print of Hunter S Thompson's great work, complete as issued (Nos. 95 and 96) in Rolling Stone. The importance of its appearance at this time and in this context cannot be stressed strongly enough; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas both heralded and defined the decade of decadence that filled the vacuum left by the passing of the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139169
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Please Plant This Book.
San Francisco / Santa Barbara : 1968First edition, sole impression, scarce complete set of these eight poems by Richard Brautigan printed on the back of coloured seed packets; from the library of Marshall Efron, an American actor, humorist, and author associated with the art and literary scene in San Francisco and New York, particularly the Beat community, and a one-time clerk at Ferlinghetti's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132879
HEINZ, W. C. The Professional.
New York : 1958First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Ruth & Alan Hilditch our good friends who have heard me talk a lot of this. Bill Heinz Xmas 1957". Alan Hilditch (1900-1971), a certified public accountant, was a graduate of Yale and "a member of the St. Elmo Society, the Yale Club and the Innis... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 134056
JAMES, Henry. The Awkward Age.
London : 1899First edition, with the second variant binding of the publisher's catalogue, without "The Latest Fiction" listed on the final page. (Although BAL list the variants with no priority, Sadleir argues that the listing with "The Latest Fiction" is the earlier form.) The UK edition was published on 25 April 1899, a fortnight before the American edition. The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123935
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [A set of 12 works of Hammet's collected short fiction:]
New York : 1943-62First editions, first printings, as well as the reissues of the first two volumes in the series: The Big Knock-Over (reissue of 106,000 Blood Money), and They Can Only Hang You Once (reissue of The Adventures of Sam Spade). A lovely set of Hammett's first twelve books of collected short fiction. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 94424
STEVENS, Wallace. Harmonium.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the very scarce dust jacket, one of 715 copies in the third issue binding from an edition of 1,500 copies. The same jacket was used for all three issues. Harmonium was the poet's first collection, and includes some of his most famous poems such as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird",... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 122345
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Collection of 40 books from his personal library, retrieved by his friends and agents, the Bruce family.
1906-50The collection includes 40 books from Ernest Hemingway's personal library, including nine books signed by Hemingway, and 18 books inscribed to Hemingway from family and fellow authors and editors. Many are from childhood and young adolescence, yet some track across Hemingway's travels in Spain, Paris, and back to the United States. Due to the books'... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 107595
FORD, Charles Henri (ed.) View.
New York : 1940-7A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109741
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
New York : May 1939One of ten copies specially bound for presentation at the request of the author, here with the printed presentation leaf left blank. This is a fifth impression of the first edition, printed in May, only a month after the first impression. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 124171
(POETRY ANTHOLOGY.) THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
GRANT, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady:
London : 1808First edition, an appealing copy in the original boards with an excellent association, of the author's best-known work, "a fascinating document in cultural history" (Orlando), comprising a childhood autobiography and a biography of the titular "American Lady", Catalina Schuyler, a Dutch-American woman who had a great influence on Grant's education and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137443
[DEPEW, Wally, ed.] PN2 experiment flipbook, nos 2 & 5.
Scranton, PA : [c.1964-1966]Two rare flipbooks of avant-garde mimeo-art/concrete poetry issued by the Poetry Newsletter, which was published by Pennsylvania native Wally Depew in the mid-1960s and ran through 12 issues. The somewhat tongue-in-cheek "Bibliography" for each flipbook includes the Works of Rabelais, "Eadweard" Muybridge's Human Figure in Motion, John Cage's Silence,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135171
TWAIN, Mark. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
London : 1900First UK edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Miss Mildred Williamson with the Compliments of Mark Twain Oct. 5 1900". This UK edition is enlarged with two new pieces - "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes" - omitted from the American edition. Twain at the time of this inscription... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 117374
MASON, Bobbie Ann. Shiloh and other Stories.
New York : 1982First edition, first printing, of Mason's first book, a collection of short stories. Review copy inscribed by the author on the title page "For Brad, Greetings-Bobbie Ann Mason". Loosely inserted is a typed signed letter from Ted Solotaroff of Harper & Row requesting a review, as well as a photo of the author by James Baker Hall, pictured with one of... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 50048
ASHBERY, John. Some Trees.
New Haven : 1956First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Barbara, with love John Ashbery, October 19, 1957" on the front free endpaper. The recipient was fellow poet and core member of the New York School of poets Barbara Guest (1920-2006). Some Trees was Ashbery's first collection. The selection was made by W. H. Auden,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 134111
BELLOW, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March.
New York : 1953First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Patricia, To the best dressed, best-natured woman in New York from her admirer - and friend, Saul". The recipient was likely Viking Press's publicity director Patricia MacManus, with whom Bellow had become friends. MacManus started working for Viking... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 118332
(SENHOUSE, Roger.) TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
SAROYAN, William. Dear Baby.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front and rear free endpapers to the winner of a charity auction, and signed on the title page. The inscription reads: "This book is inscribed to the winner of the auction; the book appears to have been donated by my friend Red; I am donating only this scribbling, which I am glad to do as... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 101768
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. One page ALS, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."
[c.1930-31]Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Switzerland, where Zelda was being treated at a clinic. Undated, 1930-1931. Fitzgerald thanks him for a check, "...just emerging in company with Zelda from the biggest muddle we ever got into...Zelda is so near well that its now a question of a few weeks - but she had a damn narrow escape from permanent neurasthenia... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 44744
LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:
New York : 1959First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 79776
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself." The present copy has the three... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313