09-17-2015 09-17-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2842M Marlborough
September 17, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Post-modern Fiction, First Editions, Twenty-seven Volumes

Auction: Discovery - 2842M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: September 17, 2015 10:00AM


Post-modern Fiction, First Editions, Twenty-seven Volumes, including: Jean Genet's Querelle, New York: Grove, [1974], stated first printing; Norman O. Brown's Love's Body, New York: Random House, 1966, stated first printing; Lawrence Durrell's Nunquam, New York: Dutton, 1970, stated first American edition; Philip Roth's The Great American Novel, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973, stated first edition; Tom Robbins's Jitterbug Perfume, New York: Bantam, 1984, first edition, inscribed; J.G. Ballard's The Crystal World, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1966]; Donald Barthelme's Great Days, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1979], two copies; Hunter S. Thompson's The Great Shark Hunt, New York: Rolling Stone Press, Summit Books, 1979, first edition; and two copies of the same author's Hell's Angels, New York: Random House, [1967]; Ishmael Reed's Conjure, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972, first edition; William S. Burroughs's Nova Express, New York: Grove, 1964, stated first printing; and The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, by the same author, New York: Viking, [1975]; John Hawkes's Travesty, London: Chatto & Windus, 1970, first English edition, two copies; Carlos Castaneda's Tales of Power, The Second Ring of Power, and The Eagle's Gift; two copies of John Barth's Letters, New York: Putnam, [1979]; Mario Vargas Llosa's The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986; Gabriel Garcia Marquez's News of a Kidnapping, New York: Knopf, 1997, stated first American edition, and three other titles; all in very good publisher's cloth and dust jackets.

Provenance: The Estate of Stratford W. Carter, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $300-500

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


John Hawkes, John Barth, William S. Burroughs, Ishmael Reed, Jean Genet, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Philip Roth, Tom Robbins, Carlos Castaneda, Lawrence Durrell, Norman O. Brown, Alejandro Mayta, S. Thompson, Winston, London