19th & 20th Century Literature: Hemingway, Morrison & Tolkien—Fall 2019

 

Fine Books & Manuscripts

At Auction October 10

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Ernest Hemingway, in our time, limited Paris first edition, Three Mountains Press, 1924.
Lot 196: Ernest Hemingway, in our time, limited Paris first edition, Three Mountains Press, 1924. $25,000 to $35,000.
 

Led by a limited Paris first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s in our time, 1924, highlights from the first part of the twentieth century feature remarkable firsts in unrestored dust jackets of Barnaby Ross’s The Tragedy of X, 1932, The Virginian, 1902, by Owen Wister, and The Front Page, 1928, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. David Foster Wallace titles include two auction premiers: the scuttled Penguin edition of Girl With Curious Hair, 1989, which would only appear as uncorrected proofs, and the equally rare two-volume manuscript edition of Infinite Jest with considerable textual differences from the published version.

Nineteenth-century material includes Charles Dickens, with original serial parts issues and first editions in the original cloth. Children’s literature showcases several Tasha Tudor picture books, including a complete group of the Calico series featuring her first title, Pumpkin Moonshine, 1938.

 

Fall 2019 Fine Books & Manuscripts Catalogue


   

Fiction

 
Henry Green, Blindness, first edition of the author's first book, in original dust jacket, London & Toronto, 1926.
Lot 285: Henry Green, Blindness, first edition of the author’s first book, in original dust jacket, London & Toronto, 1926. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Toni Morrison, Sula, first edition, signed, New York, 1974.
Lot 327: Toni Morrison, Sula, first edition, signed, New York, 1974. $700 to $1,000.
   
Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman, first edition of the author's first book, signed, Toronto, 1969.
Lot 211: Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman, first edition of the author’s first book, signed, Toronto, 1969. $350 to $500.
 
Hubert Selby Jr., Last Exist to Brooklyn, carbon typescript, early draft, as submitted to Grove Press, New York, 1964.
Lot 346: Hubert Selby Jr., Last Exist to Brooklyn, carbon typescript, early draft, as submitted to Grove Press, New York, 1964. $3,000 to $4,000.
 
   

Science Fiction & Fantasy

 
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade, advance proof copy of the first English edition in the trial jacket, London, 1970.
Lot 363: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade, advance proof copy of the first English edition in the trial jacket, London, 1970. $800 to $1,200.
 
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, three first editions with folding maps in rear of each volume, London, 1954-55.
Lot 356: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, three first editions with folding maps in rear of each volume, London, 1954-55. $5,000 to $7,500.
 
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, first edition, signed, inscribed to  John Diebold of information & technology firm The Diebold Group, New  York, 1957.
Lot 337: Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, first edition, twelfth printing, signed and inscribed to John Diebold of information & technology firm The Diebold Group, New York, 1957. $1,000 to $1,500.
 
   

Nonfiction

 
Evelyn Waugh, When the Going was Good, presentation copy, signed & inscribed to Andrea Cowdin, London, 1946.
Lot 375: Evelyn Waugh, When the Going was Good, presentation copy, signed & inscribed to Andrea Cowdin, London, 1946. $3,000 to $4,000.
 
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, first edition, signed, New York, 1929.
Lot 381: Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, first edition, signed, New York, 1929. $1,500 to $2,000.
 
   

Poetry

 
Charles Bukowski, The Genius of the Crowd, first edition, illustrated with five linoleum cuts by Paula Marie Savarino, 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland, 1966.
Lot 218: Charles Bukowski, The Genius of the Crowd, first edition, illustrated with five linoleum cuts by Paula Marie Savarino, 7 Flowers Press, Cleveland, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
 
Wallace Stevens, Harmonium, signed and inscribed: "The basis of poetry is response," New York, 1931.
Lot 353: Wallace Stevens, Harmonium, signed and inscribed: “The basis of poetry is response,” New York, 1931. $3,000 to $4,000.
 
   

Children’s Literature

 
pumpkin moonshine, alexander the cander, the county fair, linsey woolsey, dorcas porkus by tasha tudor.
Lot 241: Tasha Tudor, group of five first editions, New York, 1938-45. $3,000 to $4,000.
 
 

Fine Books & Manuscripts: Fall 2019

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