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Lot 15: 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
  • 5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).
   
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Description: Barth, John. 5 Firsts (4 signed). ++ THE FLOATING OPERA. Signed on half title. NY: Appleton- Century- Crofts, Inc., (1956). 1st edition of Barth’s 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 Barth’s 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], [5], 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.

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