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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Sale 538: Fine Literature with Collections of James Joyce & Ray Bradbury: The Library of the late Rik Thompson

Sale 538: Fine Literature with Collections of James Joyce & Ray Bradbury: The Library of the late Rik Thompson

(586 Lots)

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


586 lots with images

July 31, 2014

Live Auction

133 Kearny Street 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA

Phone: (415) 989-2665

Fax: (415) 989-1664

Email: pba@pbagalleries.com

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The Man With the Golden Arm

Lot 1: The Man With the Golden Arm

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Description: <p> Cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Light wear to jacket edges; a touch of shelf wear to volumes; all very good.

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Lucky Jim

Lot 2: Lucky Jim

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Description: <p> Rust-brown cloth, pictorial jacket designed by Edward Gorey. First American Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Jacket a bit soiled, yellowed and chipped at edges; volume spine heel and corners a touch rubbed; near fine volume in a very good jacket.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Lot 3: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Description: <p> Black cloth, lettered in gilt, jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket edge worn; minor wear to volume; very good.

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Eight Men Out

Lot 4: Eight Men Out

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Description: <p> 302 pp. Black and green cloth, lettered in white, pictorial jacket. First Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Slight wear to dust jacket, some darkening of pages; else near fine in near fine jacket.

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Hell's Angels: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

Lot 5: Hell's Angels: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

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Description: <p> 259 pp. (8vo), cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Fine in fine jacket.

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Peter and Wendy

Lot 6: Peter and Wendy

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Description: <p> vii, [3], 267 pp. Illustrated by F.D. Bedford with 11 plates, plus pictorial title-page and frontispiece printed on glossy paper. 20x13.5 cm (8x5½") , green cloth, front cover and spine pictorially gilt; dust jacket. First American Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Tear to rear panel, and smaller to spine and edges of dust jacket, spine ends with pieces missing, some foxing and staining; ownership signature on front free endpaper; else near fine in good jacket.

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Dangling Man

Lot 7: Dangling Man

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Description: <p> Cloth, jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket browned and with some small chips and short tears, small dampstain at foot of spine; volume with some discoloration to cloth, small stain on rear cover; paper browned at edges; book and jacket very good or better.

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Henderson the Rain King

Lot 8: Henderson the Rain King

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Description: <p> Linen-backed cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Book and jacket near fine with only light wear.

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Seize the Day

Lot 9: Seize the Day

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Description: <p> Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket lightly worn; endpapers browned, near fine book and jacket.

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Little Big Man

Lot 10: Little Big Man

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Description: <p> Black cloth-backed tan boards, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Rubbing and some creasing of dust jacket; near fine in very good jacket.

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Bibliography of American Literature...for the Bibliographical Society of America

Lot 11: Bibliography of American Literature...for the Bibliographical Society of America

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Description: <p> Volumes I-IX. (Large 8vo) original black cloth, stamped in gilt and red. First Edition, mixed printings.</p>

Condition Report: Ex-library with call numbers or labels on spines, internal markings, etc. Still a good set of this indisposable reference.

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The Woman Who Was No More

Lot 12: The Woman Who Was No More

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Description: <p> Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. Blue cloth, dust jacket. First American Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket worn at extremities, lightly chipped, price clipped; volume with light wear, address label on front endpaper; paper browned at edges; very good.

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The Woman Who Was No More - first American edition

Lot 13: The Woman Who Was No More - first American edition

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Description: <p> Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury.(8vo) blue cloth, color dust jacket. First American Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket a bit yellowed, light edge war; volume with light shelf wear; pages yellowed; all very good.

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Seventeen volumes by T.C. Boyle - eight signed

Lot 14: Seventeen volumes by T.C. Boyle - eight signed

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Tooth and Claw. Viking, [2005]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> The Human Fly and Other Stories. Viking, [2005]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> The Inner Circle. Viking, [2004]. Inscribed on title page.</li> <li> If the River was Whiskey.Viking, [1989]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> The Women. Viking, [2009]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> The Road to Wellville. Viking, [1993]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> World's End. Viking, [1987]. Signed on half title.</li> <li> Greasy Lake & Other Stories. Viking, [1985]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> Water Music. Atlantic / Little, Brown, [1981].</li> <li> Drop City. Viking, [2003].</li> <li> Talk Talk. Viking, [2006].</li> <li> Stories. Viking, [1988].</li> <li> The Tortilla Curtain. Viking, [1995].</li> <li> Riven Rock. Viking, [1998].</li> <li> When the Killing's Done. Viking, [2011].</li> <li> After the Plaque. Viking, [2001].</li> <li> San Miguel. Viking, [2012].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Please Plant This Book

Lot 15: Please Plant This Book

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Description: <p> Complete, all 8 seed packets each with a poems by Brautigan on one side and instructions for planting on the reverse. 7x6¼, pictorial folder with printed sleeves for the seed packets. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Some light browning to edges, mild soiling; near fine.

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Autograph Letter Signed from poet Anne Vardill Niven to novelist Mary Russell Mitford

Lot 16: Autograph Letter Signed from poet Anne Vardill Niven to novelist Mary Russell Mitford

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Description: <p> Autograph Letter Signed (with elaborate monogram initials, AJVN). 7x4½". 4pp. including stampless address leaf.</p>

Condition Report: Faint yellow spots caused by original wax seal; very good.

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The Lost Symbol

Lot 17: The Lost Symbol

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Description: <p> Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Book and jacket fine.

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Twenty-two novels by James Lee Burke, including a few signed

Lot 18: Twenty-two novels by James Lee Burke, including a few signed

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead. Hyperion, [1993]. Signed on title page. </li> <li> Heaven's Prisoners. Henry Holt, [1988]. Signed on title page. </li> <li> A Stained White Radiance. Wrappers. Hyperion, [1992]. Signed on title page. </li> <li> Cadillac Jukebox. Hyperion, [1996]. Signed on a bookplate on front free endpaper.</li> <li> Bitterroot. Simon & Schuster, [2001].</li> <li> Burning Angel. Hyperion, [1995]. 2nd printing.</li> <li> Dixie City Jam. Hyperion, [1994].</li> <li> Last Car to Elysian Fields. Simon & Schuster, [2003].</li> <li> Purple Cane Road. Doubleday, [2000].</li> <li> White Doves at Morning. Simon & Schuster, [2002].</li> <li> Pegasus Descending. Simon & Schuster, [2006].</li> <li> The Tin Roof Blowdown. Simon & Schuster, [2007].</li> <li> Jesus Out to Sea. Wrappers. Simon & Schuster Paperback, [2007].</li> <li> Sunset Limited. Doubleday, [1998].</li> <li> Jolie Blon's Bounce. Simon & Schuster, [2002].</li> <li> Black Cherry Blues. Little, Brown, [1989].</li> <li> Swan Peak. Simon & Schuster, [2008].</li> <li> The Glass Rainbow. Simon & Schuster, [2010].</li> <li> In the Moon of Red Ponies. Simon & Schuster, [2004].</li> <li> A Morning for Flamingos. Little, Brown, [1990].</li> <li> The Neon Rain. Henry Holt, [1987].</li> <li> Crusader's Cross. Simon & Schuster, [2005]. Ink note on front free endpaper.</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.

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Naked Lunch

Lot 19: Naked Lunch

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Description: <p> Black cloth and boards, dust jacket. First American Edition, first printing. </p>

Condition Report: Jacket with a few small chips and short tears, small spot of tape residue on reverse; spine with a slight lean; near fine in a very good jacket.

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The Ticket That Exploded

Lot 20: The Ticket That Exploded

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Description: <p> Orange cloth, pictorial jacket. Second (First with rearranged text, etc.) Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Fine in a near fine jacket with only minor wear.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Lot 21: Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Description: <p> Yellow cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Jacket price-clipped, spine sunned; fine volume in very good jacket.

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The Grass Harp

Lot 22: The Grass Harp

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Description: <p> Beige linen, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket price clipped, lightly worn; endpapers a bit browned; fine in a near fine jacket.

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

Lot 23: In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

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Description: <p> Frontispiece from photograph. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt, jacket. First Trade Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket spnie a touch yellowed, edges lightly worn, price clipped from front flap; fine volume in near fine jacket.

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Local Color - signed by the Truman Capote

Lot 24: Local Color - signed by the Truman Capote

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Description: <p> Illustrated throughout from photographs taken by various people, including Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Karl Bissinger, etc. Half cloth and pictorial boards, spine lettered in white, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket lightly edge worn and with some small chips; light wear to boards; near fine in a very good jacket.

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The Muses are Heard

Lot 25: The Muses are Heard

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Description: <p> Black cloth stamped in blue, silver and plum, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket lightly worn; some light spotting to cloth; book and jacket very good.

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Other Voices, Other Rooms

Lot 26: Other Voices, Other Rooms

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Description: <p> Light beige cloth, jacket. First Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Tiny chips and tears at jacket edges; a touch of shelf wear to volume and a bit sunned at rear endpapers; very good volume in very good jacket.

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Ten works by Truman Capote

Lot 27: Ten works by Truman Capote

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> The Grass Harp. Cloth, dj (price-clipped). Random House, [1951].</li> <li> The Muses are Heard. Cloth, dj (price-clipped). Random House, [1956].</li> <li> A Tree of Night. Cloth, dj. Random House, [1949].</li> <li> Selected Writings. Cloth. Random House, [1960].</li> <li> A Christmas Memory. Cloth-backed boards, slipcase. Random House, [1956].</li> <li> The Grass Harp. Cloth. Random House, [1952].</li> <li> Local Color. Cloth, glassine dj. Random House, [1950].</li> </ul> <p> And 3 paperbacks:</p> <ul> <li> Other Voices Other Rooms. Signet Books, [1949]. Second Printing.</li> <li> A Tree of Night and Other Stories. Signet, [1951].</li> <li> Music for Chameleons. Signet, [1981].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Very good or near fine.

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Silent Spring

Lot 28: Silent Spring

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Description: <p> xvi, 368. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. Green cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, jacket. First Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Wear and some color flaking of at spine ends of dust jacket; else near fine in like jacket.

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Unicorn - the author's rare first book

Lot 29: Unicorn - the author's rare first book

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Description: <p> 7 leaves of text, printed on rectos only. Front cover on green paper. Back cover a plain leaf of white paper. 3 staples at left of leaves. One of 150 copies. First Edition. </p>

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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April Twilights

Lot 30: April Twilights

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Description: <p> 52 pp. (8vo) original boards, paper label on front board, later labels added to spine (original spine label lacking). Custom brown cloth clamshell case. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Spine ends chipped, some wear to boards; faint dampstain in inner margins, paper a bit rippled, some separation between signatures; good.

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Nine novels by Willa Cather - First Trade Editions

Lot 31: Nine novels by Willa Cather - First Trade Editions

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Not Under Forty. 1936.</li> <li> A Lost Lady. 1923.</li> <li> Lucy Gayheart. 1935.</li> <li> Sapphira and the Slave Girl. 1940.</li> <li> The Old Beauty and Others. 1948.</li> <li> My Mortal Enemy. Slipcase. 1926.</li> <li> December Night. 1933.</li> <li> The Song of the Lark. 1915.</li> </ul> <p> Nine volumes, all first trade editions, all but the last in the original bindings and dustjackets, one in slipcase. Final title rebound and in custom slipcase.</p>

Condition Report: All with some wear, overall very good.

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One of Ours

Lot 32: One of Ours

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Description: <p> (8vo) original linen-backed patterned boards, paper spine label. No. 78 of 310 copies on handmade Italian paper. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Spine browned, some wear to boards; foxing within; good.

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The Professor's House

Lot 33: The Professor's House

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Description: <p> Blue and red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Trade Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket edge worn and lightly soiled, wide tape repairs on reverse of jacket; spine leaning slightly; paper a touch browned; very good in a good jacket.

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Shadows on the Rock

Lot 34: Shadows on the Rock

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Description: <p> (8vo) Original marbled cloth with morocco lettering piece. Modern marbled dust jacket provided. No. 265 of 607 copies.</p>

Condition Report: Original jacket lacking; volume fine.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Lot 35: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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Description: <p> Cloth-backed boards, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Fine in a like jacket.

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Three titles by Raymond Chandler from World Publishing

Lot 36: Three titles by Raymond Chandler from World Publishing

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Red Wind: A Collection of Short Stories. First edition.</li> <li> Spanish Blood: A Collection of Short Stories. First edition.</li> <li> The Big Sleep. With frontispiece & 3 plates, reproducing 7 stills from the Warner Bros. movie starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall; endpapers with scenes from the movie; jacket with scenes from the movie.</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Some rubbing and wear to jacket joints and extremities, Red Wind with ¼" to ½" missing from spine foot and adjacent front and rear panels; all with contents darkened, as usual, else about very good.

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Two novels by Raymond Chandler

Lot 37: Two novels by Raymond Chandler

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Red Wind. [1946].</li> <li> The High Window. [1945].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Moderate to heavily worn jackets; mild wear browning to leaves; good to very good. Sold as is.

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King Rat

Lot 38: King Rat

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Description: <p> Tan boards, dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket with minor edge wear, small spot of soiling on rear panel; fine in a near fine jacket.

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Nine volumes by Stuart Cloete

Lot 39: Nine volumes by Stuart Cloete

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> <p> The Turning Wheels. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1937], but later.</p> </li> <li> <p> Congo Song. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. First American Edition, with Literary Guild dust jacket (with wear, spine ends chipped).</p> </li> <li> <p> The Curve of the Tusk. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1952].</p> </li> <li> <p> The African Giant. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1955].</p> </li> <li> <p> The Mask. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. First American Edition.</p> </li> <li> <p> Gazella. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. First American Edition.</p> </li> <li> <p> Rags to Glory. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. First American Edition.</p> </li> <li> <p> The Thousands and One Nights of Jean Macaque. New York: Trident Press, 1965. First American Edition.</p> </li> <li> <p> The Gambler: An Autobiography, 1920-1939. London: Collins, 1973. First British Edition.</p> </li> </ul> <p> Together, 9 volumes. Cloth, jackets.</p>

Condition Report: Generally very good or better.

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Twelve novels by Michael Connelly - six are signed

Lot 40: Twelve novels by Michael Connelly - six are signed

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Chasing the Dime. In a slipcase. Dennis McMillan, [2002]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> City of Bones. Dennis McMillan, [2002]. One of 400 copies. Signed. Volume still in shrink wrap, and in slipcase.</li> <li> Void Moon. Dennis McMillan, [1999]. One of 400 copies. Signed. Volume still in shrink wrap, and in slipcase.</li> <li> City of Bones. Little, Brown, [2002]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> The Last Coyote. Little, Brown, [1995]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> A Darkness More than Night. Little, Brown, [2001]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> Blood Work. Little, Brown, [1998].</li> <li> Chasing the Dime. Little, Brown, [2002].</li> <li> The Black Box. Little, Brown, [2012].</li> <li> The Concrete Blonde. Little, Brown, [1994].</li> <li> The Drop. Little, Brown, [2011].</li> <li> The Overlook. Little, Brown, [2007].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Twelve novels by Michael Connelly - six signed

Lot 41: Twelve novels by Michael Connelly - six signed

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Description: <p> Includes 6 signed volumes:</p> <ul> <li> The Black Echo. Little, Brown, [1992]. Long inscription on title page.</li> <li> Void Moon. Little, Brown, [2000].</li> <li> The Black Ice: Featuring Detective Harry Bosch. Little, Brown, [1993].</li> <li> Trunk Music. Lilttle, Brown, [1997].</li> <li> Angels Flight. Little, Brown, [1999].</li> <li> Angels Flight. Orion, [1999].</li> </ul> <p> Plus 6 unsigned volumes:</p> <ul> <li> The Scarecrow. Little, Brown, [2009].</li> <li> The Narrows. Orion, [2004].</li> <li> The Fifth Witness. Little, Brown, [2011].</li> <li> Lost Light. Little, Brown, [2003]. Later edition.</li> <li> The Reversal. Little, Brown, [2010].</li> <li> Lost Light. Orion, [2003].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Secret Agent: A Drama in Three Acts

Lot 42: The Secret Agent: A Drama in Three Acts

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Description: <p> Illustrated with frontispiece photogravure portrait of Conrad by Malcolm Arbuthnot, printed tissue guard. (8vo) period full green levant morocco, quintuple gilt rule borders , spine ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. No. 912 of 1000 copies. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Spine sunned, chipped at head, extremities lightly rubbed; internally fine, overall very good or better.

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Within the Tides

Lot 43: Within the Tides

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Description: <p> (8vo) finely bound in full polished blue calf, gilt rule borders, spines ruled and lettered in gilt, morocco labels. Marbled slipcase. First Edtion.</p>

Condition Report: Light wear to slipcase; spine faded, light wear; near fine.

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Youth And Two Other Stories

Lot 44: Youth And Two Other Stories

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Description: <p> 381 pp. (8vo), original embossed cloth, uncut. First American Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Spine ends rubbed, scattered staining; else very good or better.

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The Boo

Lot 45: The Boo

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Description: <p> With illustrations from photographs and cartoon drawings, etc. Cloth-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, original cloth slipcase. No. 109 of 250 hand-numbered specially bound copies. </p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Deerslayer: or, the First War-Path. A Tale

Lot 46: The Deerslayer: or, the First War-Path. A Tale

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Description: <p> 2 volumes. [v]-xi, [1], 13-267; [3]-282 pp. 18x11 cm. (7x4¼"), original cloth, paper spine labels. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Covers worn, spine ends chipped and frayed, labels well rubbed; good condition overall, rare in the original cloth.

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Fourteen novels by Bernard Cornwell, including four signed

Lot 47: Fourteen novels by Bernard Cornwell, including four signed

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Sharpe's Havoc. HarperCollins, [2003]. Signed on the title page.</li> <li> Sharpe's Fortress. HarperCollins, [1999]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> Sharpe's Devil. HarperCollins, [1992]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> Sharpe's Prey. HarperCollins, [2001]. Signed on title page.</li> <li> Gallow's Thief. HarperCollins, [2002].</li> <li> Sword Song: The Battle For London. Harper, [2007].</li> <li> The Fort. Harper, [2010].</li> <li> Stonehenge. G.K. Hall, [2000]. Ex-library.</li> <li> Enemy of God. Glossy boards. Thorndike Press, [1997]. Ex-library.</li> <li> Agincourt. Harper, [2008].</li> <li> Rebel. HarperCollins, [1993].</li> <li> Winter King. Wrappers. St. Martin's Griffin, [1995].</li> <li> Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur. Glossy boards. Thorndike Press, [1998]. Ex-library.</li> <li> Lords of the North. HarperCollins, [2007].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so; a few ex-library that are very good.

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Ten Sharpe volumes, seven signed by Bernard Cornwell

Lot 48: Ten Sharpe volumes, seven signed by Bernard Cornwell

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Description: <p> Includes 7 signed volumes:</p> <ul> <li> Sharpe's Honour. Collins, 1985.</li> <li> Sharpe's Gold. Collins, 1981.</li> <li> Sharpe's Waterloo. Collins, 1990.</li> <li> Sharpe's Eagle. Viking, [1981].</li> <li> Sharpe's Regiment. Viking, [1986].</li> <li> Sharpe's Skirmish. Wrappers. [Sharpe Appreciation Society, 2002].</li> <li> Sharpe's Christmas. Wrappers. [Sharpe Appreciation Society, 2003].</li> </ul> <p> Plus 1 unsigned Sharpe novels:</p> <ul> <li> Sharpe's Sword. Viking, [1983].</li> </ul> <p> And 2 works about Sharpe novels:</p> <ul> <li> Adkin, Mark. The Sharpe Companion. HarperCollins, [1998].</li> <li> Bluth, B.J. Marching with Sharpe. HarperCollins, [2001].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Twelve Richard Sharpe novels - three signed

Lot 49: Twelve Richard Sharpe novels - three signed

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Description: <p> Includes:</p> <ul> <li> Sharpe's Company. Collins, 1982. Signed on the title page.</li> <li> Sharpe's Revenge. Collins, 1989. Signed on title page.</li> <li> Sharpe's Tiger. HarperCollins, [1997]. Signed on the title page.</li> <li> Sharpe's Triumph. HarperCollins, [1998].</li> <li> Sharpe's Siege. Viking, [1987].</li> <li> Sharpe's Escape. HarperCollins, [2004].</li> <li> Sharpe's Havoc. HarperCollins, [2003].</li> <li> Sharpe's Rifles. Collins, 1948. Bookplate on front free endpaper.</li> <li> Sharpe's Fury. HarperCollins, [2006].</li> <li> Sharpe's Trafalgar. HarperCollins, [2000].</li> <li> Sharpe's Enemy. Viking, [1984].</li> <li> Sharpe's Battle. HarperCollins, [2005].</li> </ul>

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.

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Postmortem

Lot 50: Postmortem

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Description: <p> Cloth-backed boards, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Slight lean to spine, endpapers and page edges lightly foxed; near fine book and jacket.

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