Home PageAuctionsThe Collectors` Passion and Main Gallery Sale, September 27th & 28th, 2017

The Collectors` Passion; Fine & Decorative Arts, First Editions & Signed Books, Silver & Jewelry


Lot:   1

"Absalom, Absalom!" by William Faulkner 
New York: Random House, 1936, first edition, dust jacket, protective plastic, black cloth cover.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   2

"Sanctuary" by William Faulkner 
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931, dust jacket, protective plastic cover, red and gray cloth.

Price Realized: $213

Lot:   3

"Absalom, Absalom!" by William Faulkner. 
New York: Random House, 1936, first edition, dust jacket, protective plastic cover, black cloth cover.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   4

"Pylon" by William Faulkner. 
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, Inc., 1935, dust jacket, plastic protective cover, blue cloth cover.

Price Realized: $175

Lot:   5

"Requiem For a Nun" by William Faulkner. 
Limited edition of 750, #679, signed by the author, New York: Random House, 1950, 1951, 3/4 black cloth and marbled board cover, gilt on spine, protective plastic cover.

Price Realized: $350

Lot:   6

"Requiem For a Nun" by William Faulkner. 
Limited edition of 750, #332, signed by the author, New York: Random House, 1950, 1951, 3/4 black cloth and marbled board cover, gilt on spine, protective plastic cover.

Price Realized: $325

Lot:   7

"Light in August" by William Faulkner 
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932, first printing dust jacket with plastic protective cover, tan cloth cover.

Price Realized: $400

Lot:   8

"Requiem For a Nun" by William Faulkner 
Limited edition of 750, # 211, signed by the author, black 3/4 cloth and marbled board cover, plastic protective cover.

Price Realized: $325

Lot:   9

"Soldier's Pay" by William Faulkner 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926, 3/4 green morocco, marbled boards.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   10

"A Green Bough" by William Faulkner. 
Signed limited edition, # 333/350, each copy numbered and signed by the author, set in Janson type, printed on Milano paper, wooden engravings by Lynn Ward, New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933, printed in the United States by the Haddon Craftsmen and bound by the J.F. Tapley Company, tan cloth with green print engravings.

Price Realized: $350

Lot:   11

"A Green Bough" by William Faulkner. 
Signed limited edition, # 333/350, each copy numbered and signed by the author, set in Janson type, printed on Milano paper, wooden engravings by Lynn Ward, New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933, printed in the United States by the Haddon Craftsmen and bound by the J.F. Tapley Company, tan cloth with green print engravings.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   12

"Salmagundi" by William Faulkner 
Including "Ultimately", a poem by Ernest Hemingway, plastic cover over soft cover, in slipcase, Milwaukee: The Casanova Press, 1932.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   13

"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck 
First Edition, New York: The Viking Press, 1939, beige cloth with illustration, dust jacket with plastic protective cover.

Price Realized: $600

Lot:   14

"The Naked Lunch" by William Burroughs 
Soft Cover with dust jacket, Paris, France: The Traveller's Companion Series published by The Olympia Press, 1959.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   15

"Ill Seen Ill Said" by Samuel Beckett 
Limited edition 85/299 signed by the author, type is Bembo, paper is mold made Bugrabutten, designed and printed by Henry Morris for the Lord John Press, binding by Bela Blau, leather and marbled boards, Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1982.

Price Realized: $425

Lot:   16

"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" Ernest Hemingway 
First Edition limited to 300 copies, edition 214/300, New York: House of Books, Ltd., 1933, red cloth with cellophane cover.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   17

"Ill Seen Ill Said" by Samuel Beckett 
Limited edition to 299 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies specially bound, signed by the author, type is Bembo and the paper is mouldmade Bugrabutten, designed and printed by Henry Morris for the Lord John Press, binding by David Bourbeau, letter copy Y, signed by the author, leather spine, blue striped paper board, Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1982.

Price Realized: $950

Lot:   18

"The Death of Synge..." by William Butler Yeats 
"The Death of Synge, and Other Passages From an Old Diary", Dublin, Ireland: The Cuala Press, 1928, beige cardboard, spine cloth, clear protective cover.

Price Realized: $50

Lot:   19

"In Country Sleep" by Dylan Thomas 
First edition, New York: New Directions Books, 1952, green board cover, dust jacket and clear protective cover.

Price Realized: $40

Lot:   20

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote 
"Breakfast at Tiffany's, A short novel and three stories", first printing, New York: Random House, 1958, yellow cloth boards, dust jacket.

Price Realized: $350

Lot:   21

"An Acquaintance With Description" Gertrude Stein 
Limited edition 215/225, signed by the author, London: The Seizin Press, 1929, off white cloth boards, clear protective cover.

Price Realized: $225

Lot:   22

"Salome" by Oscar Wilde in French 
First edition, Robert Ross's copy, containing his signature on fly leaf, bookplate of Viscount Birkenhead, Paris: Librairie de L'art Independent, 1893, 3/4 blue morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt.

Price Realized: $1000

Lot:   23

"Winner Take Nothing" by Ernest Hemingway 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933, black cloth with gilt title inset, dust jacket with clear protective cover.

Price Realized: $425

Lot:   24

"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov, Two Volumes 
Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, green paperback, 2 volumes.

Price Realized: $1500

Lot:   25

"A Masque of Mercy" by Robert Frost 
Limited edition 554/751, signed by the author, slipcase, cellophane wrapper, tan card board with black cloth spine, gilt.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   26

"A Boy's Will" by Robert Frost 
Author's first book, tan paperback, London: David Nutt, 1913.

Price Realized: $400

Lot:   27

"No Man's Land" by Harold Pinter 
Limited edition 43/150, signed by the author, London: H. Karnac (Books), 1975, red & black cloth, gilt, clear plastic protective cover.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   28

"Old Times" by Harold Pinter 
Limited edition 132/150, signed by the author, London: H. Karnac (Books), 1971, red & black cloth, gilt, clear plastic protective cover.

Price Realized: $100

Lot:   29

"Betrayal" by Harold Pinter 
Limited edition 57/150, signed by the author, London: H. Karnac (Books), 1978, red & black cloth, gilt, clear plastic protective cover.

Price Realized: $175

Lot:   30

"The Last Will and Testament..." by Eugene O'Neil 
"The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog," Minictime books, all tan leather, dog outline, gilt, inside photo of author with his dog, The Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O'Neil, 1956, by Carlotta Monterey O'Neil, published by permission of the Trustees under the will of Carlotta Monterey O'Neil, Worcester: Achille J. St. Once, 1972.

Price Realized: $30