• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 37

    DOS PASSOS, John (1896-1970). One Man's Initiation-1917. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1920.

    Price Realised  

    DOS PASSOS, John (1896-1970). One Man's Initiation-1917. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1920.

    8o. Original blue cloth, black-lettered and -ruled on front cover and spine (spine very lightly faded); printed dust jacket (a few chips at spine ends, spine panel slightly darkened); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Jack Chord (presentation inscription from the author).
    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with broken type on p.35. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Dos Passos on the front free endpaper: "To Jack Chord. John Dos Passos Chicago Jan. 23 1952," and with an additional cut signature by the author tipped-in above the inscription.

    [With:] DOS PASSOS. Three Soldiers. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. 8o. Original black cloth, lettered in orange on front cover and spine; printed dust jacket (spine panel slightly darkened, some minor rubbing); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Jack Chord (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, in a later state dust jacket. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Dos Passos on the front free endpaper: "To Jack Chord. Cordially John Dos Passos." (2)


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