• 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 77

    [LITERATURE]. A group of approximately 74 volumes, including: CHEEVER, John. The Way Some People Live. New York, 1953. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Cheever. -- NABOKOV, Vladimir. Bend Sinister. New York, 1947. FIRST EDITION. -- SALINGER, J.D. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction. Boston and Toronto, [1963]. First edition, third issue. -- MAXWELL, William. The Chäteau. New York, 1961. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Maxwell. -- MAXWELL. The Folded Leaf. New York and London, 1945. 8o. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Maxwell. -- UPDIKE, John. Assorted Prose. New York, 1965. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Updike. -- MCDERMOTT, Alice. A Bigamist's Daughter. New York, 1982. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by McDermott. -- ROTH, Philip. Novotny's Pain. Los Angeles, 1980. LIMITED EDITION, number 134 of 330 copies signed by Roth. -- SAROYAN, William. The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. New York, 1934. (Lacking dust jacket). FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Saroyan. -- DELILLO, Don. Cosmpolis. New York, 2003. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by DeLillo. -- GASS, William. On Being Blue. Boston, 1975. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Gass. -- GASS. The First Winter of My Married Life. Northridge, California, 1979. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 95 of 275 copies signed by Gass. -- and 62 others, 8o, original bindings, dust jackets except where noted, most FIRST EDITIONS, in generally good condition. (74)

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    [LITERATURE]. A group of approximately 74 volumes, including: CHEEVER, John. The Way Some People Live. New York, 1953. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Cheever. -- NABOKOV, Vladimir. Bend Sinister. New York, 1947. FIRST EDITION. -- SALINGER, J.D. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction. Boston and Toronto, [1963]. First edition, third issue. -- MAXWELL, William. The Chäteau. New York, 1961. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Maxwell. -- MAXWELL. The Folded Leaf. New York and London, 1945. 8o. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Maxwell. -- UPDIKE, John. Assorted Prose. New York, 1965. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Updike. -- MCDERMOTT, Alice. A Bigamist's Daughter. New York, 1982. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by McDermott. -- ROTH, Philip. Novotny's Pain. Los Angeles, 1980. LIMITED EDITION, number 134 of 330 copies signed by Roth. -- SAROYAN, William. The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. New York, 1934. (Lacking dust jacket). FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Saroyan. -- DELILLO, Don. Cosmpolis. New York, 2003. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by DeLillo. -- GASS, William. On Being Blue. Boston, 1975. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Gass. -- GASS. The First Winter of My Married Life. Northridge, California, 1979. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 95 of 275 copies signed by Gass. -- and 62 others, 8o, original bindings, dust jackets except where noted, most FIRST EDITIONS, in generally good condition. (74)


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