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Lot 9360

$850
Title: Carrie
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1974 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this volume is a rare autographed copy of the horror-fiction author's debut novel, and as such the first in a series of best-selling works by Stephen King, who was was awarded "The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters" in 2003. The novel revolves around the titular character Carrie, a shy high-school girl, who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her. King has commented that he finds the work to be "raw" and "with a surprising power to hurt and horrify." Much of the book is written in an epistolary structure, through newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and excerpts from books.

Several adaptations of Carrie have been released, including a 1976 feature film, a 1988 Broadway musical, a 1999 feature film sequel, and a 2002 television movie.

This is a 1st edition, 1st issue, with point "P6" present in the gutter of page 199. Known as one of the world's most reclusive authors, Stephen King rarely appears in public and seldom signs any books. The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is slightly cocked. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. It measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 199 pages. Laid in are two tickets to a Stephen King reading of "Bag of Bones" held at Waterstones in Brookline, Massachusetts on November 30, 1998. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9362

$40
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on/of women's writing shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $67.50
Lot 9364

$18
Title: Dean & Me (A Love Story)
Authors: Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 2005 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter-cloth over gray boards with bright silver lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce memoir by American comedian Jerry Lewis (b. 1926), in which he recounts his fifty-year friendship with fellow actor Dean Martin (1917-1995). Jerry Lewis' signature appears on the free front endpaper. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 340 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9365

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 9366

$90
Title: The Soldier's Pocket Book
Publisher: Presbytarian Board of Publications (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in leatherette with bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce Civil War soldier's pocket book with several unique items within it:

1) The soldier, J. H. Crosby, has written his name in pencil several times and dated it (Dec. 13th, 1861 / July, 1862)
2) His his original "hand written" supply list is enclosed within the book ("3 bbls Sugar, 1 bbl Coffe, 1 keg, 1 bbl rice, 2 boxes candles, 5 bags beans, 1 box and 11 bars of soap, 1 keg tea, 1 bbl vinegar").
3) Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA is written (on first blank page and on title page), as well as his home town, Bradford, Pennsylvania (on page 20 and on final page).
4) "State Capitol Hotel, Dec. 18th, 61" is also written in pencil on first blank page at rear.

This very well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 1/2" and contains 64 pages. Volume is encased in plastic case. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9368

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of sports titles:

- Monte Carlo Chase by LeRoy Neiman - Dated 1988 by Alfred Van Der Marck Editions - First Printing of this large-format volume in bright pictorial dustjacket. Profusely illustrated
- The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam - Dated 1981 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov - Dated 2007 by Bloomsbury - Stated First US Edition in wrappers
- Rebound by K. C. Jones - Dated 1986 by Quinlan Press (Boston) - Signed First Printing in dustjacket
- Good Enough To Dream by Roger Kahn - Dated 1985 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - Inscribed. Stated First Edition in dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9370

$24
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Doctrine for the Lady of the Renaissance by Ruth Kelso - Dated 1978 by University of Illinois Press
- Felicitous Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather by Judith Fryer - Dated 1986 by University of North Carolina Press - dustjacket
- Gender, Fantasy and Realism in American Literature by Alfred Habegger - Dated 1982 by Columbia University Press - dustjacket
- Adultery in the Novel: Contract and Transgression by Tony Tanner - Dated 1979 by Johns Hopkins University Press - dustjacket
- Women in Joyce by Suzette Henke & Elaine Unkeless - Dated 1982 by University of Illinois Press - dustjacket with minor water marking to bottom of rear cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9372

$28
Title: The Record of My Ancestry: The Anspach Family Book of Origins, Private and Personal, with Historical Notes, Coats-Of-Arms and Photographs
Author: Mrs. (illegible first name) R. Anspach
Publisher: Frederic W. Bailey (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bevelled boards and gilt emblem on the front cover, this antique folio is a scarce genealogy of the Anspach family of Pennsylvania dating back to the 18th century. This book contains an index of the ancestral names that have been traced (included in this list are the following: Reinhart, Wolff, Schatz, Smith, Brobst, Suter, Pellman, Kline-Klein, Moser, Schackler, Renner, Wood, Dunlap, Beeber, Dimm, Boble, Bissell, Brown, Bailey, Fischer-Fisher, Hess, Knerr, Nicely, Snyder, Fauchs-Fox, Schaeffer, Bieber, Spengler, Reiffele, Henig and Kintzer), as well as a detailed listing of the members of the various branches of the family tree. Entries list names of family members, their dates of birth and death, and occasionally the burial sites where they rest. Notes also often indicate source of the information ("Penn'a Archives," "Amityville Records," etc.). Sheets of paper containing additional notes, information, etc. are laid in. The work contains a couple of pasted-in photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 14 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9374

$100
Title: A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company /The Riverside Press
Printing Year: 1965 First printing signed by author

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and red title panels to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce copy of this classic history of the Kennedy administration signed by the author and various people in or associated with the Kennedy presidency: John Kenneth Galbraith (Ambassador to India), Jean Kennedy Smith (President Kennedy's sister) and Newton Minnow (Chair of the Federal Communications Commission). The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned, unmarked pages. Shelfworn dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 1087 pages. Please note that another autographed Schlesinger title is being offered in this auction. See lot number 174. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9375

$12
This shelf lot includes the pair of antique Hebrew-language books shown in the corresponding image. One volume seems to be of German origin (interior title page reads at the bottom: "Rodelheim, Druck u. Verlag bei J. Lehrberger & Comp., 1837"). Both volumes show significant external wear, with the front board of one volume now detached. Binding of the other volume is loose but still attached. Age-toned pages of these books are unmarked. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9376

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9378

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles:

- Begin Again: Collected Poems by Grace Paley - Dated 2000 by Farrar Straus Giroux - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Just As I Thought by Grace Paley - Dated 1998 by Farrar Straus Giroux - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux - Dated 1997 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing in dustjacket
- Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Dated 1999 by Delacorte Press - First Printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- Angels by Marian Keyes - Dated 2002 by William Morrow - wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9380

$18
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of facsimiles of doctoral theses in wrappers printed by microfilm/ xerography on acid-free paper by University Microfilms International (Ann Arbor, Michigan):

- Britomart, Imogen, Perdita, the Duchess of Malfi: A Study of Women in English Renaissance Literature by JoAnn Moody - Dated 1983- Submitted August, 1971, contains annotations
- "This negotiable world": Money and Marriage in Wharton and James by Julie Andrea Olin-Ammentorp - Dated 1995 - Submitted 1987 at University of Michigan
- From Britomart to Tamyra: Chastity and Visions of Order in Spenser, Shakespeare and Chapman by John C. Bean - Dated 1983 - Submitted 1972 at University of Washington
- Beyond the Bounds: A Reassessment of Edith Wharton by Deborah Carole Hecht - Dated 1995 - Submitted 1991 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Edith Wharton and the Art of Concealment by Deborah Lichtman - Dated 1995 - Submitted 1990 at University of California at Berkeley
- Monstruous Regiment: The Lady Knight in Sixteenth-Century Epic by Lillian Sara Robinson - Dated 1983 - Submitted 1974 at Columbia University
- The Hermaphrodite and Myths of Self in the 1590 "Faerie Queen" by Lauren Silberman - Dated 1983 - Submitted December 1979 at Yale University
- Chinese Matriarchy: Clues from Legends and Characters by Molly Spitzer Frost - Dated 1987 - Submitted December 1982 at Georgetown University
- The Female Warrior in the Renaissance Epic by Phillip Elliott Parotti - Dated 1983 - Submitted August, 1972 at University of New Mexico
- Sexual Personae: The Androgyne in Literature and Art by Camille A. Paglia - Dated 1983 - Submitted December, 1974 at Yale University

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9382

$70
Title: The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688.
Author: David Hume
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1868
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this historical study by David Hume (1711-1776), the Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and a key figure in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. This edition is accompanied by a short autobiographical account. The first volume is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. The volumes show mild external age/wear. Volumes 1 and 3-6 are solidly bound with foxed endpapers and clean, age-toned pages. Final twenty pages of second volume are detaching. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9384

$30
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 9385

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Buddha's Vow by James Arther - Dated 1942 by Vasanta Press - original wrappers
- History of Mary Queen of Scots by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1876 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers
- Eastern Life, Present and Past by Harriet Martineau - Dated 1848 by Lea and Blanchard (Philadelphia) - Volume lacks rear and spine covers. Front cover is detached. Binding split.
- Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics by Henry Howe - Dated 1842 by Alexander V. Blake - Leather-bound volume with detached front board. Pages show smudging.
- Observations on Professions, Literature, Manners and Emigration in the United States and Canada, Made during a Residence There in 1832 by Rev. Isaac Fidler - Dated 1833 by J. & J. Harper - Volume lacks spine cover. Soiled boards with edgewear. Text block is intact with unmarked pages
- Annals, Anecdotes and Legends; A Chronicle of Life Assurance by John Francis - Dated 1853 by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans - Volume lacks front board, spine cover. Rear board detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9386

$30
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $470
Lot 9388

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed crime titles:

- "G" Is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton - Dated 1990 by Henry Holt and Company - First Printing in dustjacket
- Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard - Dated 1990 by Delacorte Press - dustjacket
- Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard - Dated 1996 by Delacorte Press - First Printing in dustjacket with creases to front cover
- Dutch Treat by Elmore Leonard - Dated 1985 by Arbor House - First Printing in dustjacket
- Night Passage by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1997 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - First Printing in dustjacket
- Taming a Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1986 by Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence - Stated First Printing in mylar-covered dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9390

$70
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

Title: Gisele Freund: Photographer
Author: Gisele Freund
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers
Printing Year: 1985 Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in beige cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce collection of the work of Gisele Freund (1908 or 1912 - 2000), a German-born French photographer, famous for her documentary photographs and portraits of writers and artists. Her best-known book is "Photographie et société" (1974), about the uses and abuses of the photographic medium.

Text is by Gisele Freund, with a foreword by distinguished French art and photography critic Christian Caujolle. Translation from the French is by John Shepley. The work is illustrated with many full-page black-and-white and color photographs of such notable figures as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf, Andre Malraux, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jorge Luis Borges, etc. The author's signature apppears on half-title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains 223 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 9392

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Aventuras de animales by S. H. Hamer - Dated 1917 by Ramon Sopena, Editor (Barcelona) - Illustrations by Enrique de Neilson
- El mundo animal para ninos by S. H. Hamer - Dated 1917 by Ramon Sopena - Illustrted with photographs

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9394

$150
Title: Beowulf
Translator: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
Printing Year: 1999 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandanavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. This Anglo-Saxon poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.

The translator's signature appears on the title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 106 pages. It should be noted that several additional signed Heaney titles are being offered in this auction. Please also see lots 22, 90, 124, 180, 314, 324. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9396

$45
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. These books are all modern first editions/printings. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 9398

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles in their original dustjackets:

- It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us by Hillary Rodham Clinton - Dated 1996 by Simon & Schuster - first printing
- Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency by Robert C. Byrd - Dated 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company - first printing
- My American Journey by Colin L. Powell with Joseph E. Persico - Dated 1995 by Random House - first printing
- The Cycles of American History by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. - Dated 1986 by Houghton Mifflin Company - first printing
- A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love by Caroline Kennedy - Dated 2003 by Hyperion - first printing

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9400

$40
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

Title: The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1976
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce copy of this standard reference work. The interiors are in new condition, crisp clean and tight, no folded or marked pages. Both slipcase and magnifying glass are present. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and the box has some shelf wear, especially at the corners, but is still sturdy and intact. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" (slipcase is 10" x 14"). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9401

$50
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

Poster features a vivid bloody hand icon.

Title: The Hun - His Mark. Blot It Out With Liberty Bonds
Artist: J. Allen St. John
Printer: Brett Litho Co.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 28" by 42.25"

Condition/Details: Additional margin text includes: 4 B

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. Top edges have been folded in. There is a tear from right-hand side the top edge that comes down about an inch. This poster has never been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 9402

$200
Title: Soldiers' Pay
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Printing Year: 1926 First Edition First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with yellow lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a rare first edition of the Nobel Prize-winning American author's first novel, of which only 2,500 copies were printed. The plot of "Soldiers' Pay" revolves around the return of a wounded aviator home to a small town in Georgia following the conclusion of the First World War. He is escorted home by a veteran of the war, as well as a widow whose husband was killed during the conflict. The aviator himself suffered a horrendous head injury, and is left in a state of almost perpetual silence, as well as blindness. Several conflicts revolving around his return include the state of his engagement to his fiancée, the desire of the widow to break the engagement to marry the dying aviator, and the romantic intrigue surrounding the fiancée who had been less than faithful to the aviator in his absence. (Plot summary courtesy of Wikipedia).

The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to spine and upper edges of covers. Corners are slightly bumped. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Previous owner's name and address appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 319 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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