4 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 250
Estimate USD 400 - USD 600
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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