Item Number: 837
New York: Random House, 2003.
First Edition. Octavo. Signed by the author. Fine in illustrated wrappers as issued. Mailer’s collection featuring his poems and drawings.
Other Books by this Author
“I HATE EVERYTHING WHICH IS NOT IN MYSELF”: First British Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Inscribed by Norman Mailer
London: Allan Wingate, 1949.
First British edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Mailer, For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer.”
"All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead": First Edition of The 50th Anniversary Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Signed by Norman Mailer
New York: Henry Holt, 2005.
First edition of the 50th Anniversary edition of the author’s classic novel. Thick octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author who has transcibed the first line of this title as follows, “All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead.”
AMERICAS "BEST WAR NOVEL": FIRST EDITION OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, INSCRIBED BY NORMAN MAILER TO JOURNALIST JOE HAAS
New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948.
First edition of the author’s first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to journalist Joe Haas, "For Joe Haas in Jamaica after our Lady Norman Mailer May 1969." Some of the usual rubbing to the boards, near fine in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities.
First Editions of Each Book in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books; Each Bound Uniformly by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) [with The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905)].
London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1889-1910.
First editions of each volume in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) (12 volumes), along with eight of his other works: The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905). Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, each volume with a different motif to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, book marks. Each volume bound with the original cloth spine and front panel. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. In near fine condition. An exceptional set bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; One of 550 Copies Signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe; In the Original Elaborate Binding
London: Siegle, Hill & Company, 1910.
First edition, one of 550 copies signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Folio, bound in publisher’s full vellum, front panel elaborately stamped in gilt in a peacock motif, gilt titles and a floral motif to the spine, brown gilt morocco lettering label, pictorial endleaves. With twelve full-page illustrations inserted throughout. In near fine condition.
London: George Allen, 1894-1897.
First edition illustrated by Walter Crane. One of 1,000 copies on handmade paper. Six quarto volumes, bound in full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey with decorative gilt triple ruled boards, raised spine bands with gilt titles, rules and floral devices; top edges gilt, gilt board edges and inside dentelles, and silk endpapers. Each part’s original pictorial wrapper front bound in with one original wrapper back at the end of each volume. Double-page general title (dated 1897), seven title-pages (dated 1894-1896), and eighty-eight full-page woodcut illustrations (including one double-page). With numerous head- and tail- pieces, decorative initials, and printer’s and publisher’s colophons. An exceptional presentation.
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1859.
Rare second edition of The Rubayait. Octavo, original wrappers. One of only 500 copies printed. Housed in a full morocco custom clamshell case. The second edition contains 110 quatrains whereas the 1859 first edition contained only 75. “Its importance from the collector’s standpoint is but little less than that of the princeps. From a literary point of view it is quite the equal of the first edition” (Mosher, Rubaiyat, 1902, p 10). In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities.