Topic: MODERN FIRSTS [x]
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd [x]
DOS PASSOS, John (1896-1970)
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1925.
First Edition (so stated), K-Z on copyright page, with (per Potter) perfect "p" in "Ferryslip" (running head); p. 9; perfect 2 in folio, p. 298, more
[BULWER-] LYTTON, Edward George Earle, Lord Lytton (1803-1873)
New York: Fredk. A. Stokes C, 1905.
First American Edition, the rare first separate book publication of this "classic, perhaps the best haunted-house story ever written." (Sullivan) Small, slim 8vo: 57,[3 blank, more
London: Picador, 2005.
First Impression, unread and signed by Banville on the title page, of this "modern classic." 8vo: ,264pp. Publisher's Prussian blue cloth, spine stamped brightly in more
DOCTOROW, E[dgar]. L[awrence]. (1931-2015)
New York: Random House, 1975.
First Printing of the author's most famous work, extravagantly praised on publication, winner of the first National Book Critics Circle Award, one of the Modern more
FORD, Ford Madox (1873-1939)
New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1927.
No. 74 of 300 copies for sale and 25 unnumbered presentation copies, signed by the Ford on front free end paper. Crown 8vo: ix,260pp. Publisher's more
AUDEN, W[ystan]. H[ugh]. (1907-1973)
London: Faber & Faber, 1955.
First Impression, one of only 4,000 copies, of one of Auden's most highly regarded works, winner of the 1956 National Book Award for Poetry. Tall, more
MAURIER, Dame Daphne du (1907-1989)
London: Victor Gollancz, 1952.
First Impression (no additional printings noted) of this novella (Monte Verita) and five short stories, including The Birds, "one of the bleakest end-of-the-world scenarios in more
NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977)1
Paris: Olympia Press [through 1959], 1955.
Fourth Printing (as stated, top left-hand corner of front cover), No. 66 in The Traveller's Companion series), in two volumes (as issued), in the identical more
FORSTER, E[dward] M[organ]., 1879-1970
London: Edward Arnold, 1924.
First Printing (no additional printings noted) of Forster's final, and best, novel. 8vo: ,5-325,[3,advertisements]pp, without half-title (as issued). Publisher's vertically ribbed wine-red cloth, spine and more
VEBLEN, Thorstein (1857-1929)
New York: Macmillan, 1902.
Second Printing of Veblen's first and most successful work, "one of the most provocative books ever written by an American intellectual," introducing the concept of more
POLIDORI, John William (1795-1821)
London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1819.
Second Issue (introductory pages set in 24 lines, the false claim that Byron had "in his house two sisters [Mary Godwin and Jane Clermont] as more
UPDIKE, John (1932-2009)
London: Victor Gollancz, 1959.
First British Edition of the author's first book (published in the U.S., in 1958, as The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures), a collection of more
James, P[hyllis] D[orothy]
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1967.
First Printing (with Scribners 'A' on copyright page) of the author's second novel, first published, in Great Britain, in 1963. 8vo: 234pp. Publisher's pea-green cloth, more
BERRYMAN, John (1914-1972)
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956.
"With Pictures [10 woodcuts] by Ben Shahn." First Printing (so stated). Tall, slim 8vo; unpaginated, with 57 numbered 8-line, partially rhymed stanzas and 10 black more
SAROYAN, William (1908-1981)
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950.
First Edition (so stated). 8vo: xxxix,,276pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, spine stamped in gilt, price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Virtually pristine (but for few stray spots on more
New York: Pantheon, 2002.
First Printing (with a full number line) of the author's debut novel, which won the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; 8vo, 353pp. Signed by more
UPDIKE, John (1932-2009)
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.
First Edition (so stated) of the author's first book, a collection of light verse. 8vo: viii,,82pp. Publisher's quarter-bound black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; off-white more
BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)
New York: Viking Press, 1959.
First Edition, First State. 8vo; , 341pp. Publisher's beige quarter-bound linen spine lettered in orange,silver, and black, with orange cloth-covered boards titled in black, the more
London: Andre Deutsch, 1959.
First Printing. Small 8vo; 157pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine lettered in gold; pictorial dust jacket priced at 10s/6d. About Fine, cloth bright and clean, more
SPARK, Muriel (1918-2006)
London: Macmillan, 1961.
First Printing (no additional printings listed) of the author's best known novel and basis of the film for which Maggie Smith won an Academy Award. more