• 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 108

    PERCY, Walker (1916-1990). The Moviegoer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.

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    PERCY, Walker (1916-1990). The Moviegoer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.

    8o. Original cloth-backed boards, stamped in black and gilt; dust jacket (closed tear along front fold of spine panel, some minor wear at extremities). FIRST EDITION of Percy's first book.

    [With:] PERCY. Love in the Ruins. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1971. 8o. Original cloth; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, with the first paragraph of the novel inscribed by Percy on the title-page, to which he has added: "Best to Richard-WP, 1/15/89." -- Lost in the Cosmos. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1983. 8o. Original cloth-backed boards; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Percy on the title-page. -- The Thanatos Syndrome. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1987. 8o. Original cloth-backed boards; dust jacket. First trade edition, SIGNED by Percy on the title-page. -- Lancelot. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1977. 8o. Original cloth; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Percy on the title-page. Together 4 volumes, in fine condition. (5)


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