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Locus Solus III-IV. New Poetry. Winter 1962
Lans-en-Vercors, France: Locus Solus, (1961). Small octavo, measuring 7.25 x 4.75 inches: 294, . Original blue printed wrappers. Signed by John Ashbery, Kenward Elmslie, LeRoi Jones (as Amiri Baraka, dated 1978), Kenneth Koch, Daniel Krakauer (inscribed “To Richard”), and Larry Rivers at their contributions. Wrappers sunned, lightest edgewear, a few.....
American Critical Essays: Twentieth Century
London: Oxford University Press, 1959. Pocket volume, measuring 6 x 3.5 inches: xvi, 364, . Original blue blindstamped boards, spine lettered in black, original unclipped dust jacket printed in red and black. Signed by Robert Penn Warren on the title page. Printed Oxford UP slip laid in: “With the Publisher’s.....
C: A Journal of Poetry. Volume 1: No. 9 (signed by William S. Burroughs)
New York: Lorenz and Ellen Gude, “SUMMER ETC” 1964. Side-stapled volume, measuring 14 x 8.5 inches: cover and 67 mimeographed leaves, printed recto only. Cover design by Joe Brainard; hand-pasted collage element on leaf 29. Leaves 38-43 and 55-58 stapled out of order, leaf 39 stapled upside down, all present.....
London: William Heinemann, 1909. Quarto, measuring 11.5 x 9 inches: viii, 136. Original full vellum, front board lettered and decorated in gilt with vignette by Rackham, spine elaborately ornamented in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, stiff brown endpapers. Half-title, with limitation signed by Rackham on verso. Title page.....
London: William Heinemann, (1932). Single volume, measuring 7 x 4.5 inches: , 307, . Original black boards, spine lettered in gilt, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed on front free endpaper: “For Martin, / from Graham Greene. / Not yet an Entertainment!” Book Society bookplate to front pastedown. Occasional.....
Jude the Obscure
London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1896. Octavo, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: , viii, 516. Original green ribbed cloth stamped and lettered in gilt, “TH” gilt monogram to upper board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Etched frontispiece, map of Wessex after text. Bookseller label to front pastedown: “Neal’s Library.....
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(London): Hodder & Stoughton, (1934). Single volume, measuring 7.5 x 5.5 inches: 127, . Original royal blue cloth lettered in gilt, endpapers printed in blue with Latin quotations, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket printed in blue and black. Title page printed in blue and black; black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Traces.....
Sketch...Book. Le Non-Obéissant: The Disobedient: Der Ungehorsame
Basel: Basilius Presse, 1968. Single volume, measuring 8 x 9 inches: [88, double leaves]. Original glossy color pictorial boards, text block printed in black and orange. Inscribed by Warja Lavater in the year of publication. Slight bowing to boards.
Rossetti: A Critical Essay on his Art
London: Duckworth & Co., . Single volume, measuring 6 x 3.75 inches: xv, , 192, . Original olive green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, title page printed in red and black. Monochrome reproductions of Rossetti’s paintings throughout text; publisher’s advertisements at rear. Ink inscription.....
Time Bites: Views and Reviews
London and New York: Fourth Estate, (2004). Single volume, measuring 9 x 6 inches: viii, 376. Original pale grey paper boards lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, original unclipped photographic dust jacket. Signed and dated on the title page: “Doris Lessing / 19th October 04.”.
New York: New Directions, 1976. Octavo, original brown cloth lettered in black, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Eugenio Montale on the half-title. Lightest toning to jacket edges.
Knock or Ring
London: Jonathan Cape, (1957). Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: 255, . Original green textured boards lettered in silver, unclipped pictorial dust jacket printed in black, white, and lavender. Ink inscription from Nelson to James Robertson Justice on front free endpaper. Light spotting to jacket.
Sweethearts; with: signed promotional broadside for “Jayne Anne Phillips Reading ‘Sweethearts’”
Carrboro, North Carolina: Truck Press, 1976. Single volume, measuring 10.75 x 6.75 inches: . Original buff photographic wrappers printed in black and sepia, blue endleaves, title page printed in blue and black, frontispiece and section titles printed in blue, author photograph printed in sepia. Signed by Phillips on title page.....
New York: Philomel Books, 2000. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: . Original color pictorial laminated boards, red endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Signed by Gennady Spirin in gold ink on half-title.
Killing and Dying
[Montreal]: Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Single volume, measuring 9.25 x 6.25 inches: 121, . Original color pictorial boards, original printed mylar dust jacket, color pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in color throughout text. Signed by Adrian Tomine on the half-title.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1979). Single volume, measuring 10 x 7.5 inches: . Original red cloth, upper board stamped with gilt device. Illustrated with photographs throughout text. Numbered in ink and signed by author on colophon.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Octavo, original black ribbed cloth stamped in gold. Title page printed in red and black. Signed by Anzia Yezierska on front free endpaper. No dust jacket. Intermittent foxing to text block, foxing to edges.