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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 703

    HELLER, Joseph. Catch 22. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961 [but c.1968]. 8°. Original cloth, price-clipped dust-jacket. FINE COPY of the reprint.

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    HELLER, Joseph. Catch 22. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961 [but c.1968]. 8°. Original cloth, price-clipped dust-jacket. FINE COPY of the reprint.
    HELLER, Joseph. Something Happened. New York: Knopf, 1974. 8°. Original cloth, dust-jacket (tiny tears and bumped extremities, slightly soiled). Provenance: Milton Wackerow (ink ownership inscription). First trade edition, third printing.
    HELLER, Joseph. Good as Gold. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. 8°. Original cloth, dust-jacket (spine just a fraction faded). Provenance: Joseph Heller (ink inscription to f.f.e.p.). FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR in very good condition.
    HELLER, Joseph. God Knows. New York: Knopf, 1984. 8°. Original cloth, dust-jacket. First trade edition.
    STEINBECK, John. Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking, 1939. 8°. Original pictorial cloth (extremities rubbed, very light soiling, endpapers lightly spotted). First edition.
    STEINBECK, John. Wayward Bus. New York: Viking, 1947. 8°. (One gathering badly imposed.) Original terracotta cloth, dust-jacket (extremities rubbed). Book club edition revealed only by the last line on the rear of the dust-jacket; probably remaindered via Viking's quality control rejecting the poor imposition, sold to the Book Club and re-issued with a new dust-jacket.
    STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York: Viking, 1952. 8°. Original green cloth (extremities lightly rubbed). First edition.
    WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. London: John Lehmann, 1949.
    8°. Title printed in black and red. Original green cloth, dust-jacket (torn without loss, lightly creased and chipped). First UK edition.
    WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Suddenly Last summer. New York: New Directions, 1955. 8°. Plate. Original red cloth, dust-jacket. First edition.
    WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. New York: New Directions, 1955. 8°. Plate. Original cloth. First edition.
    ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey. Ponkapog Papers. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & co, 1903. 8°. Original cloth. (11)


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