Lot 15: 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Barth, John. 5 Firsts (4 signed). ++ THE FLOATING OPERA. Signed on half title. NY: Appleton- Century- Crofts, Inc., (1956). 1st edition of Barths 1st book, with 1 below text on last text page. FPAA, Vol II, p27. Dj toned, edgeworn. Tear to lower right of front dj panel (probably repaired on underside). ++ THE END OF THE ROAD. Signed on title page. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1958. 1st edition of Barths 2nd book. $3.95 dj price. FPAA, Vol II, p27. ++ THE SOT-WEED FACTOR. Signed on half title. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1960. FPAA, Vol II, p27. Early reissue, B46 at lower edge of last page (for the 46th week of 1960). FPAA, Vol II, p27. DJ price clipped, toned, chipped at spine ends. ++ GILES GOAT-BOY: OR, THE REVISED NEW SYLLABUS BY JOHN BARTH. Doubleday, 1966. 1st trade edition. FPAA, Vol II, p27. H18 at lower right corner of last page. $6.95 dj price. xxxi, [xxxii-xxxiv], , 6-710 pp. Signed on title. ++ LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE. Doubleday, 1968. 1st trade edition. FPAA, Vol II, p28. $4.95 dj price. J33 in lower left margin of last page (33rd week of 1968). Funhouse's signature is by a previous owner, not Barth. ++ 2-leaf program: Indiana University Convocation Series presents John Barth: Readings from His Own Fiction [1966 or later], listing 4 novels by Barth on its last page, ending with Giles Goat-Boy. ++ 8vo, books hardcover in dj. Mostly very good. 7.8 Lb.