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Fine Literature - Illustrated & Children's Books

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


406 lots

December 13, 2012

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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Lot 1: Algren, Nelson.

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Description: Algren, Nelson. A Walk on the Wild Side. Yellow and blue boards; jacket with photograph by Arthur Shay. First Edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, [1956] Light foxing to jacket, some faint dust soiling and light edges wear; volume a bit dusty, front joint shaken; all very good.

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Lot 2: Allen, Hervey.

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Description: Allen, Hervey. Advance copies of two novels by Hervey Allen - Cover illustrations by Andrew Wyeth. Includes: Toward the Morning & The City in the Dawn. Cover illustrations by Andrew Wyeth. (8vo) original wrappers. First Editions, Advance Issues. New York: Rinehart & Company, [1948 & 1950] Scarce advance review copies. Light wear at edges, first title with small chips to heel of spine; very good.

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Lot 3: Asimov, Isaac.

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Description: Asimov, Isaac. The Foundation Trilogy. (8vo) full blue-gray leather stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, [1988] Signed by the author. Omnibus edition of the first three novels in the Foundation series. Fine.

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Lot 4: Barth, John.

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Description: Barth, John. Todd Andrews to the Author: A Letter from Letters. (8vo), full brown leather. No. 37 of 50 deluxe copies. First Edition; designed and printed by Grant Dahlstrom. Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1979 Signed by Barth at the colophon. Fine.

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Lot 5: Bierce, Ambrose.

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Description: Bierce, Ambrose. Shapes of Clay. xiv, [2], 396 pp. Frontispiece portrait from photograph with facsimile Bierce autograph, tissue-guard. 7½x5, original gilt-decorated pictorial green & purple cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. First Edition, First issue. San Francisco: W.E. Wood, 1903 First issue with lines 5-6 on p. 71 garbled and reads: "We've nothing better here than bliss./ Walk in. But I must tell you this:/". BAL 1122. With ink ownership signature of F. W. Henslaw(?), Oct. '03, to front free endpaper, along with bookplate of Elinor Tay Mighell. A touch of wear to extremities, leaning a trifle; near fine to fine, bright copy.

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