Title: 19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE
Date: November 20, 2012
Time: at 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Fri., November 16, 10-6
Sat., November 17, noon-5
Mon., November 19, 10-6
Tues., November 20, 10-noon
Contact Person: John Larson
Features first and limited editions of classics, as well as children's literature, signed copies, and a strong selection of mystery and detective fiction. The cover lot, John Steinbeck's Cup of Gold, the first edition of Steinbeck's first book.
Jorge Luis Borges's, Siete Poemas Sajones; Seven Saxon Poems, with inset bronze reliefs by Arnaldo Pomodoro on the cover, from a signed, deluxe edition of 100, Verona, 1974. Shown top left.
Fast One by Paul Cain, a publisher's advance copy of Cain's (pseudonym of George Sims) first and only novel, described as "the toughest tough-guy and most brutal gangster story ever written."
Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, first edition, first issue, Philadelphia & New York, 1960.
A number of sporting books, including Henry Alken's The National Sports of Great Britain, London, 1825.
A copy of Gertrude Stein's Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia that once belonged to American abstract painter Arthur Dove. First edition, signed by Dove, printed in Florence, 1912.