Provenance: Lillie C. Knight (pencil signature on front free endpaper dated "May 26th 1899"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." BAL 15031. A FINE COPY. -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Octopus, a Story of California. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. 8o. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with wheat design; cloth slipcase. Provenance: William R. Jones (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, later printing, of the first work in a planned trilogy 'The Epic of the Wheat.' BAL 15036 (fifth printing). -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Pit, a Story of Chicago. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. 8o. Original gray board presentation binding, printed spine label (spine lightly toned with two slight nicks at ends, label slightly toned); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Mr. H.C. Brown (inscription from the publisher's on presentation leaf); George H. Sargent, bibliographer and literary editor of the Boston Transcript (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). SPECIAL PRESENTATION EDITION OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BAL's binding A, of the second (and final) work in the planned trilogy. Norris died prior to publication. BAL 15038. (3) " /> NORRIS, Frank. <I>McTeague: A Story of San Francisco</I>. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. 8<SUP>o</SUP>. Original red cloth, decorated in white, small bookseller's label "Robertson's San Francisco" on rear pastedown (some minor spotting to text block edges, touch of rubbing to extremities, else fine); half morocco slipcase. <I>Provenance</I>: Lillie C. Knight (pencil signature on front free endpaper dated "May 26th 1899"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." BAL 15031. A FINE COPY. -- NORRIS, Frank. <I>...The Octopus, a Story of California</I>. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. 8<SUP>o</SUP>. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with wheat design; cloth slipcase. <I>Provenance</I>: William R. Jones (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, later printing, of the first work in a planned trilogy 'The Epic of the Wheat.' BAL 15036 (fifth printing). -- NORRIS, Frank. <I>...The Pit, a Story of Chicago</I>. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. 8<SUP>o</SUP>. Original gray board presentation binding, printed spine label (spine lightly toned with two slight nicks at ends, label slightly toned); cloth slipcase. <I>Provenance</I>: Mr. H.C. Brown (inscription from the publisher's on presentation leaf); George H. Sargent, bibliographer and literary editor of the <I>Boston Transcript</I> (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). SPECIAL PRESENTATION EDITION OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BAL's binding A, of the second (and final) work in the planned trilogy. Norris died prior to publication. BAL 15038. (3) | Christie's
  • 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 103

    NORRIS, Frank. McTeague: A Story of San Francisco. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. 8o. Original red cloth, decorated in white, small bookseller's label "Robertson's San Francisco" on rear pastedown (some minor spotting to text block edges, touch of rubbing to extremities, else fine); half morocco slipcase. Provenance: Lillie C. Knight (pencil signature on front free endpaper dated "May 26th 1899"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." BAL 15031. A FINE COPY. -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Octopus, a Story of California. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. 8o. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with wheat design; cloth slipcase. Provenance: William R. Jones (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, later printing, of the first work in a planned trilogy 'The Epic of the Wheat.' BAL 15036 (fifth printing). -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Pit, a Story of Chicago. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. 8o. Original gray board presentation binding, printed spine label (spine lightly toned with two slight nicks at ends, label slightly toned); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Mr. H.C. Brown (inscription from the publisher's on presentation leaf); George H. Sargent, bibliographer and literary editor of the Boston Transcript (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). SPECIAL PRESENTATION EDITION OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BAL's binding A, of the second (and final) work in the planned trilogy. Norris died prior to publication. BAL 15038. (3)

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    NORRIS, Frank. McTeague: A Story of San Francisco. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. 8o. Original red cloth, decorated in white, small bookseller's label "Robertson's San Francisco" on rear pastedown (some minor spotting to text block edges, touch of rubbing to extremities, else fine); half morocco slipcase. Provenance: Lillie C. Knight (pencil signature on front free endpaper dated "May 26th 1899"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." BAL 15031. A FINE COPY. -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Octopus, a Story of California. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. 8o. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with wheat design; cloth slipcase. Provenance: William R. Jones (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, later printing, of the first work in a planned trilogy 'The Epic of the Wheat.' BAL 15036 (fifth printing). -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Pit, a Story of Chicago. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. 8o. Original gray board presentation binding, printed spine label (spine lightly toned with two slight nicks at ends, label slightly toned); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Mr. H.C. Brown (inscription from the publisher's on presentation leaf); George H. Sargent, bibliographer and literary editor of the Boston Transcript (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). SPECIAL PRESENTATION EDITION OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BAL's binding A, of the second (and final) work in the planned trilogy. Norris died prior to publication. BAL 15038. (3)


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