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golding pomesGolding, William. POEMS. London: Macmillan, 1934. First edition of the author's first book, preceding his first novel, "Lord Of The Flies," by fifteen years. 8vo. When queried about the book on one occasion Golding responded: "I'm sorry to hear you found a copy of my alleged 'Poems.' I had thought them sunk without a trace." To another correspondent he confided: "I was an innocent young man and thought that books should reach their own level, surviving if good, and vanishing otherwise. Evidently POEMS did just that! I didn't even send my friends copies..." According to Golding, the bulk of the edition was pulped. Printed wrappers. Fine

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face to faceGordimer, Nadine. FACE TO FACE. Johannesburg: Silver Leaf Books, [1949]. First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. A volume of short stories published when the South African Nobel laureate was 26. Hardcover. Never an easy book to find in collector's condition, this copy is fine in a fine dust jacket (one small closed tear at the top of the front fore-edge).  

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Guggenheim, Peggy. OUT OF THIS CENTURY: The Informal Memoirs of Peggy Guggenheim. New York: Dial Press, 1946. First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. A gossipy recollection by the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, founder of New York's Guggenheim Museum. She herself went on to form a fabled modern art collection after World War II. A fine copy of this cheaply manufactured title, in a lovely example of the Jackson Pollock dust jacket, the finest we have ever encountered. 

 

 

 

 

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