First Edition Of The Authors Classic Novel The Golden Notebook; Signed By Doris Lessing; From the Library of Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Murray Gell-Mann
London: Michael Joseph, 1962.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. From the library of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann with his bookplate to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the extremities. Jacket design by William Belcher. Gell-Mann received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. A nice example with noted provenance.
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way": First Editions of Each Book in the Nobel Prize-Winning Authors Children of Violence Series; Each Signed by Doris Lessing
London: Michael Joseph, 1952-1969.
First editions of the author’s Children of Violence Series. Octavo, 5 volumes. Original cloth. Each of the five volumes are signed by Doris Lessing. Near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960.
First edition of “one of the most authentic books ever written about the English” (San Francisco Chronicle). Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
London: Michael Joseph, 1952.
First edition of the author’s first book in the Children of Violence series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Name on the front pastedown, near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips and wear. Jacket design by Peter Rudland.
London: Michael Joseph, 1984.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Kay.
New York: Harper Collins, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952.
First edition of O’Connor’s powerful first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to her editor, “For Robie — Flannery.” Robie Macauley was an American editor, novelist and critic whose literary career spanned more than 50 years. In 1966, Macauley became the Fiction Editor at Playboy where he published fiction by Saul Bellow, Roald Dahl, Nadine Gordimer, John Irving, Doris Lessing, Vladimir Nabokov, and Kurt Vonnegut among many others. In 1978 he became a Senior Editor at Houghton Mifflin where he was responsible for publishing The Mosquito Coast, The Marrakesh One-Two, Shoeless Joe, and several works of nonfiction. Near fine in a good first issue dust jacket with some wear to the front panel and crown of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association.