• 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 110

    PORTER, Katherine Anne (1892-1980). Ship of Fools. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown, and Company, 1962.

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    PORTER, Katherine Anne (1892-1980). Ship of Fools. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown, and Company, 1962.

    8o. Original cloth; dust jacket (very minor edgewear). Provenance: Samuel S. Goldberg (presentation inscription from the author).

    FIRST EDITION of Porter's only novel about a ship of passengers traveling from Mexico to Europe. A satire tracing the rise of Nazism, it looks metaphorically at the progress of the world. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Porter on the half-title: "For Samuel S. Goldberg. Katherine Anne Porter."

    [With:] PORTER. Flowering Judas and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935. 8o. Original cloth; dust jacket (very minor rubbing). Provenance: Bob Wethern? (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Porter on the title-page: "For Bob Wethern(?). Impressari! From the Prima Donna- April 10 1940" and signed "Katherine Anne Porter" above her name on the title. (2)


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