• 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 40

    DREISER, Theodore. An American Tragedy. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925.

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    DREISER, Theodore. An American Tragedy. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925.

    2 volumes. 8o. Original half-cloth, blue boards, uncut (some light wear, front hinge of volume one starting); cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 780 of 795 sets signed by Dreiser. McDonald 18B.

    [With:] DREISER. An American Tragedy. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. 2 volumes, 8o. Original black cloth; dust jackets (spine panels rubbed); publisher's board slipcase with printed label (some very minor wear). FIRST EDITION, trade issue with the Boni & Liveright imprint, later issued with the Horace Liveright imprint. McDonald 18A. -- Twelve Men. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919. 8o. Original blue cloth (hinges cracked); dust jacket (a few chips); cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION. McDonald 13. [Laid-in:] A typed letter signed "Dreiser," 29 August 1922, to David Karsner of The Call in which he mentions the novel. (5)


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