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American Literature

Modern first editions and collectable editions of American Literature books written by US Authors.

 

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  1. First edition thus, signed and inscribed by the author with an original doodle; 4to; publisher's cloth, dust-jacket, a very good copy.

    £975
  2. First edition, first impression; 8vo; original blue publishers cloth with green lettering to spine, a little bumped and rubbed; original unclipped dust-jacket designed by Ivy Riekstins, minor tear to front flap; a good copy.

    £450
  3. 4to. 224pp., one of a limited edition of 174 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies specially bound, all of which have been signed by various writers, actors and directors; this copy not numbered but stated 'Presentation Copy' on limitation page, this copy with 34 signatures (plus one faded) on front and rear endleaves, photographic reproductions of actors and film posters, publisher's quarter tan leather over grey cloth, mounted with a facsimile of the poster for the film of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', a tad rubbed on outer edge of upper cover, otherwise a fine copy.

    £450
  4. First edition, 8vo; slight age-toning, bookplate to upper pastedown, else fine; publisher's black cloth gilt, geometric design to upper cover, printed dust-jacket, the upper panel bisected into boxes containing appraisals of the author's literary skills and the rear one with reviews of this title from literary luminaries such as Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos and Waldo Frank, some age-darkening, more so to spine, chipped on corners and spine-ends with short split to inner edge of upper panel, otherwise in a remarkably good and original state; [1-15], 16-214, [215, blank] pp.

    £15,750
  5. First edition, first impression (with Random House's standard number line commencing with '2'), number 17 of 50 special copies for presentation, signed & inscribed by the author, 8vo, original cloth, slightly dulled at spine but otherwise very good, plastic jacket and slip-case.

    £950
  6. First edition; 8v;, toned, slight residue and offsetting to upper endpapers from excised bookplate (ý), else near-fine; publisher's dark green cloth stamped in red, dust-jacket, professionally restored, damp-stain on rear flap, spine panel darkened, otherwise very good.

    £3,250
  7. First editions of this publication, 6 volumes, 8vo;, small, contemporary ownership name to each front free endpaper, else fine, publisher's orange cloth, printed dust-jackets, slight age-toning, otherwise a very fine set.

    £975
  8. First edition; 8vo; publisher's cloth, pictorial dust jacket, slight fading to spine, a hint of rubbing to corners, small blemish to top edge of text block, near-fine otherwise.

    £850
 

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