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70/1208 Nabokov, V. The Original of Laura. (Dying is fun). London, Penguin, 2009, 1st ed., XXI,(3),277,(1)p., portrait, facs. ills., orig. boards w. dustwr. Idem. De Russische romans 1926-1939./ De Amerikaanse romans 1969-1974. Amst., De Bezige Bij, 2007-2009, 3 vols., orig. unif. boards w. dustwr. (fine). - AND 2 others by the same, both publ. by Penguin.
€ (50-70) 50
70/1209 Naipaul, V.S. The Enigma of Arrival. A novel in five sections. Harmondsworth, Viking, 1987, 1st ed., 318p., orig. boards w. dustwr. - AND 23 others, almost all 1st (Engl.) editions, all fine, i.a. IDEM, Among the Believers. An Islamic Journey (London, 1981, 1st ed., orig. boards w. dustwr. Fine); V. NABOKOV, Glory (London, 1972, 1st Engl. ed., orig. boards w. dustwr. Sm. rubbed spot on upper joint dustwr.) and V. NABOKOV, Lectures on Literature/ Lectures on Russian Literature (London, 1980/ 1982, 1st ed., 2 vols., orig. unif. boards w. dustwr., large 8vo. Top edges of bookblocks foxed).
€ (70-90)
70 1210 Orwell G 70 1210 Orwell G
70/1210 Orwell, G. Animal Farm. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Comp., 1946, 1st Am. ed., (4),118p., orig. cl. w. dustwr.

- Dustwr. sl. dam./ frayed at spine-ends, sl. rubbed at corners and trifle yellowed.

= Dustwr. unclipped, without printed price and with "Printed in U.S.A." on inside rear flap.

€ (150-250) 150
70 1211 Porta Musa C 70 1211 Porta Musa C
70 1211 Porta Musa C 70 1211 Porta Musa C
70 1211 Porta Musa C 70 1211 Porta Musa C
70/1211 Porta Musa, C. Momenti lirici. Milan, Edizioni Dell'Esame, 1950, 77p., printed in 700 numb. copies (545), orig. wr.

- Lower hinge broken. = With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper.

Idem. Nuovi momenti lirici. Genoa, Typis, 1953, 48p., 3 full-p. ills. by L. MARZORATI, printed in 110 numb. copies (100), orig. boards w. wrap-around band, sm. 8vo.

- Tear in upper hinge.

= Rare. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper and w. small loosely inserted leaf with two handwritten poems by the author.

€ (60-80) 60
70/1212 [Privé-domein]. Léautaud, P. Onvoltooid verleden tijd. Amst., De Arbeiderspers, 1966, 148p., orig. wr. Jong, M. de and Ros, M. Paul Léautaud 1872-1956 een portret in foto's en teksten. Ibid., idem, 1989, 178p., num. photogr. ills., orig. wr. - AND 14 others from the series i.a. by Erika Mann, Jules Renard and Thomas Mann, partly spines nibbled by silverfish: no. 8, 12, 25, 34, 87, 140 (2x), 190, 213, 227, 229, 243, 247 and 269.
€ (60-80) 60
70/1213 Privé domein  Lot of 11 vols from the series 70/1213 Privé domein Lot of 11 vols from the series
70/1213 [Privé-domein]. Lot of 11 vols. from the series, Amst., De Arbeiderspers, 1976-1988, plates, orig. unif. wr.

= No. 31 (with ms. SIGNED DEDICATION by the translator to Johan Polak), 47, 51 (with ms. SIGNED DEDICATION by the editor Harry Prick to Johan Polak), 84, 87, 95, 99, 100, 117, 133 and 141.

Open domein. Seven vols. of the series, ibid, idem, 1983-2004, plates, orig. unif. wr. (2x orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr.).

= No. 4 (on Richard Wagner), 6 (on Willem de Mérode), 7 (on Arthur Rimbaud), 11 (on Heinrich Heine), 19 (on Johan Brouwer), 36 (on Alfred Douglas; w. autogr. SIGNED DEDICATION by Caspar Wintermans to Rik van Dam) and 41 (on Karel van het Reve).

€ (80-100) 80
70 1214 Purdy J 70 1214 Purdy J
70/1214 Purdy, J. Collected Poems. Amst., Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 1990, 1st ed., 149,(2)p., printed in 751 copies (26).

= One of 26 copies lettered and SIGNED by the author and bound in full cl. w. dustwr., with a col. lithograph frontisp. portrait of the author by CHRIS BUURSEN.

Idem. In the Night of Time and four other plays. Ibid., idem, 1992, 1st ed., 245,(2)p., printed in 476 copies (26).

= One of 26 copies lettered and SIGNED by the author and bound in full cl. w. dustwr., with a col. lithograph frontisp. by CHRIS BUURSEN.

AND 3 Dutch translations of works by the same, all first eds., orig. cl. w. dustwr., published by Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep in the Grote Bellettrie Serie: Kleur van duisternis (1973, transl. Hans Plomp), Eustace Chisholm & consorten (1979, transl. Thomas Graftdijk) and In een ondiep graf (1986, transl. Graa Boomsma).

€ (100-150) 120
70 1215 Racine J 70 1215 Racine J
70/1215 Racine, J. Oeuvres. Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1803, 5 vols., contemp. unif. gilt mottled calf, richly gilt spine w. 2 mor. letterpieces, gilt boardedges, sm. 8vo.

- All vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown; contents fine.

= Attractively bound and desirable set.

€ (50-70) 80
70 1216 Rannit A 70 1216 Rannit A
70 1216 Rannit A 70 1216 Rannit A
70/1216 Rannit, A. Cantus Firmus. English transl. by H. Lyman. New Rochelle, The Elizabeth Press, 1978, 47,(4)p., frontisp., 6 ills. by E. WIIRALT, printed in 750 numb. copies, orig. giltlettered hcl., slipcase, folio.

= With the prospectus.

Idem. Kaljud. Ystad, Eesti Kirjanike, 1969, 57,(4)p., 12 ills. by A. VIHALEMM, printed in 130 numb. signed copies, orig. dec. cl.

= SIGNED in the colophon by the author and the artist.

AND 3 others by the same.

€ (50-70) 50
70 1217 Rilke R M 70 1217 Rilke R M
70/1217 Rilke, R.M. Duineser Elegien. Leipsic, Insel, 1923, 1st ed., 40,(3)p., printed in black and green, contemp. giltlettered full mor. by ELIAS P. VAN BOMMEL, ribbed spine, turn-ins w. double fillet line, gilt boardedges, t.e.g.

- Covers partly sl. discol.; otherwise fine.

= Hünich p.92; Ritzer E9; Sarkowski 1338A. From the library of Johan Polak, stamped "Ex bibliotheca Johan B.W. Polak" on lower pastedown.

Rimbaud, A. Bateau Ivre. Das trunkene Schiff. German transl. P. Celan. Ibid., idem, 1958, 1st ed., (24)p., parallel French and German text, printed in black and blue in 1500 copies, modern giltlettered hmor.

- Fine. = Sarkowski 1367.

AND 1 other: M. KRONBERGER, Nachlass (Zurich, A. Bürdeke, n.d. (1937), 1st ed., private(?) giltlettered full vellum, t.e.g., orig. wr. pres.).

€ (80-100) 300
70 1218 Starrett V 70 1218 Starrett V
70 1218 Starrett V 70 1218 Starrett V
70/1218 Starrett, V. Collection of ±135 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED TYPESCRIPT articles, (SIGNED) books and occasional publications, books about/ edited by V. STARRETT, etc. etc., mostly publ. between ±1925-1970, mostly in fine condition.

- Also incl. several vols. by/ on i.a. Sherlock Holmes and other crime fiction writers without any direct visible or editiorial connection to Vincent Starrett.

= Vincent Starrett (1886-1974), versatile writer of horror, detective (Sherlock Holmes!) and fantasy fiction as well as poetry, journalism and articles on bookcollecting. All aspects of his life as a writer are represented in this sizable collection. Many of the items included in this lot are signed or contain an AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION. The following is a list of works contained in the lot that shows the diversity of his works: T. KENNEDY, G. SEYMOUR, V. STARRETT and B. THOMPSON, Estrays (Chicago, 1918, printed in 250 copies, orig. wr. With two autograph signed dedications by V. STARRETT on dedication page); V. STARRETT, Ebony Flame (Chicago, 1922, 1st ed., printed in 350 numb. and signed copies, orig. dec. hcl.); THE WAVE. Vol. I, no. 1-4; II, no.1 and 2. Ed. V. Starrett (Chicago, 1922-1924, 6 issues, orig. unif. (partly dam.) wr. Wrappers signed); V. STARRETT, Banners in the Dawn (Chicago, 1923, 1st ed., orig. boards. With autograph signed dedication); IDEM (ed.), Stephen Crane. A Bibliography (Philadelphia, 1923, two copies: one of 35 signed "tall paper copies", orig. boards (with autogr. dedic. on first free endpaper) and one of 300 numb. copies (with 5 tipped-in/ loosely inserted letters signed (3x typed and 2x autograph) addressed to (1x by) O.L. Griffith; w. autograph dedication to O.L. Griffith and w. num. bibliographical annots. by Griffith in pencil); IDEM, Et Cetera (Chicago, 1924, 1st ed., printed in 625 numb. copies, orig. hcl. w. (sl. frayed/ chipped) dustwr. With autograph signed dedication); IDEM, Flame and Dust (Chicago, 1924, printed in 450 numb. copies, orig. hcl. w. (chipped) dustwr.); IDEM, One Who Knew Poe (n.pl., privately printed by John S. Mayfield, 1927, printed in 94 copies, orig. wr.); IDEM, Seaports in the Moon (New York, 1928, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. dustwr. Fine copy with autograph signed dedication); IDEM, Penny Wise & Book Foolish (New York, 1929, 1st ed., one of 300 numb. and signed copies, orig. gilt boards w. slipcase); IDEM, Dead Man Inside (New York, 1931, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (chipped) dustwr. With autograph signed dedication); IDEM, The End of Mr. Garment (New York, 1932, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (sl. dam.) dustwr. Signed on cut-out piece of paper mounted on first free endpaper); MAYNE REID, Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. V. Starrett (Ysleta, 1933, printed in prob. 60 copies, orig. wr.); V. STARRETT, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (2 copies: New York, 1933, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (chipped and frayed) dustwr.; and London, 1934, 1st Engl. ed., orig. cl. (the latter with some loosely inserted printed/ manuscript) ephemera); IDEM a.o., Sherlockiana (Ysleta, 1934-1938, 9 separately printed bifolia. Seven with autograph monogrammed (1x signed) dedication); IDEM, Two Short Stories (Ysleta, 1941, printed in 25 copies. With autograph dedication signed); IDEM, Dupin and Another (n.pl., 1941. With autogr. dedication signed); V. STARRETT, Elia (n.pl., (1944). Signed on title-p.); A. DERLETH, "In re: Sherlock Holmes" The Adventures of Solar Pons. Introd. V. Starrett (Sauk City, 1945, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (price-clipped) dustwr.); A.W. WILLIAMS and V. STARRETT, Stephen Crane. A Bibliography (Glendale, 1948, orig. hcl. w. dustwr. Frontwr. loose. With autograph dedication signed by A.W. Williams); N. VAN PATTEN, The Lost Bookplate of Arthur Machen. Introd. V. Starrett (San Francisco, 1949, printed in 50 numb. copies, orig. wr. With loosely inserted short note by V. Starrett); A. DERLETH, The Casebook of Solar Pons. Introd. V. Starrett (ibid., 1965, 1st ed., orig. w. dustwr. Fine); V. STARRETT, Late, Later and Possibly Last Essays. Introd. M. Murphy (St. Louis, 1973, printed in 500 numb. copies, orig. gilt artif. leather. With autograph signed dedication on first free endpaper) STARRETT VS. MACHEN. A record of discovery and correspondence. Introd. M. Murphy (ibid., 1977, printed in 500 numb. copies, orig. hleather. Signed by V. Starrett on upper pastedown and w. autograph dedication to "Henk" [van Otterlo] on dedic. page by the author). Also included is an extensive correspondence of STARRETT with poet/ critic/ dramatist and bookseller SAMUEL LOVEMAN, consisting of approx. 30 typescript/ autograph signed letters and postcards, mostly with the original envelopes pres., dated between 1927 and 1939. They deal mainly with the selling and pricing of antiquarian books and with the publishing of Starrett's own material and that of Loveman and the chances that publishers will be forthcoming to publish Loveman's work. Finally a few letters are included by Starrett to the publisher John Valentine. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.

€ (800-1.000) 850
70/1219 Transition. An International Quarterly for Creative Experiment. No.21-23. Ed. E. Jolas. The Hague, The Servire Press, 1932-1935, 3 vols., 325,(11); 179,(13); 205,(7)p., ills., orig. wr. by H. ARP, S.H. TAEUBER-ARP and P. KLEE.

- Partly foxed. Wrappers (sl.) browned/ soiled/ worn.

= Important and influential magazine, of which 25 issues were published between 1927-1938, featuring almost every avant-garde writer of the period. This issue contains contributions by/ on i.a. H. ARP, H. BALL (Cabaret), S. BECKETT, K. SCHWITTERS, J. JOYCE (Continuation of Work in Progress), F. KAFKA (Three Stories) and G. STEIN.

€ (50-70) 70
70 1220 Verlaine P 70 1220 Verlaine P
70/1220 Verlaine, P. (Works). Collection of 13 works in 4 vols., Paris, L. Vanier, 1886-1891, contemp. unif. gilt hcl.

- All vols. trifle/ sl. foxed; a few hinges starting/ broken.

= Comprises: 1. Paul Verlaine (1888, lithogr. frontisp. portrait of the author); 2. Les poètes maudits (1888, nouvelle édition, 6 lithogr. portraits by LUQUE); 3. Poèmes Saturniens (1890, lithogr. printer's vignette); 4. Fêtes galantes (1891, lithogr. printer's vignette); 5. La bonne chanson (1891); 6. Romances sans Paroles (1891); 7. Sagesse (1889); 8. Amour (1888); 9. Parallèlement (1889); 10. Bonheur (1891); 11. Les mémoires d'un veuf (1886); 12. Louise Leclercq (1886); 13. Les uns et les autres (1891, lithogr. printer's vignette). Vicaire VII, p.

€ (300-500)
70 1221 Wilde O  Symons A 70 1221 Wilde O Symons A
70/1221 [Wilde, O.]. Symons, A. A Study of Oscar Wilde. London, C.J. Swayer, 1930, 87,(3)p., helio-engr. frontisp. portrait, printed in 460 numb. copies (350), orig. giltlettered hcl.

- Trifle/ sl. foxed. Spine-ends trifle frayed; covers partly discoloured.

€ (40-60) 40
70 1222 Wittgenstein L 70 1222 Wittgenstein L
70/1222 Wittgenstein, L. Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Vertaald en van een nawoord en aantekeningen voorzien door W.F. Hermans. Amst., Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 1975, 1st ed., 188p., parallel German and Dutch text, orig. cl. w. dustwr.

- Dustwr. partly (sl.) yellowed. = Baskerville Serie. Janssen/ Van Stek 472.

Canetti, E. Massa & Macht. Dutch transl. J. Tuin. Ibid., idem, 1976, 547p., orig. cl. w. dustwr., large 8vo. Reve, G.K. van het. Vier Pleidooien. Ibid., idem, 1971, 1st ed., 57p., orig. cl. w. dustwr. Plotinus. Enneaden. Dutch transl. R. Ferwerda. Baarn/ ibid., Ambo/ idem, 1984, 886p., orig. cl. w. dustwr.

= All published in the Baskerville Serie.

AND 11 others publ. in the same series, all orig. unif. cl. w. (partly yellowed) dustwr. i.a. by E. Canetti, Juvenalis, K.P. Kaváfis, J.H. Leopold, Lucretius, Petronius, Plato and A. Rimbaud.

€ (100-150) 120
70 1223 Yourcenar M 70 1223 Yourcenar M
70/1223 Yourcenar, M. Les charités d'Alcippe. N.pl. (Paris), Gallimard, 1984, new ed., 84,(7)p., orig. wr.

= With AUTOGRAPH additional line to one of the poems (p.13) and with AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to Johan Polak, Yourcenar's publisher in the Netherlands: "à Johan Polak en hommage affectieux ces poèmes de toute une vie. Marguerite Yourcenar, 20 novembre 1984 Amsterdam".

AND 7 Dutch translations of works by the same, all orig. cl. w. dustwr., publ. by Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep in the Grote Bellettrie Serie (5x) and Kleine Bellettrie Serie (2x): Alexis of de verhandeling over de vergeefse strijd (1971; dustwr. stained), Hadrianus' Gedenkschriften (1980), Vertellingen uit het oosten (1983, 2nd ed.), Als stromend water (1983), Het hermetisch zwart (1984, 4th ed.), Archieven uit het Noorden (1985; backstrip of dustwr. sunned) and Pasmunt van de droom (1986).

€ (100-150) 120
70 1224 Zola E 70 1224 Zola E
70/1224 Zola, E. J'Accuse...! Lettre au président de la République. IN: L'Aurore Littéraire, Artistique, Sociale. Deuxième Année. Numéro 87. Paris, "Jeudi 13 janvier 1898", 4p., folio.

- Folded several times; head caption sl. foxed and w. bookseller's stamp; a few sm. holes on folds; paper brittle.

= The first edition of this famous accusation by Zola against the ruling officers of the French army, claiming that they were guilty of anti-semitism and that they had fabricated evidence against captain Dreyfus in order to protect one of their own, the French officer Esterhazy. Extremely rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.

€ (1.000-1.500) 1700
70 1225 Zola E 70 1225 Zola E
70/1225 Zola, E. La joie de vivre. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie., 1884, 1st trade ed., (4),447,(1)p., 20th cent. giltlettered hcalf, t.e.g., orig. wr. pres.

= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on htitle: "à Philippe Burty son dévoué confrère Emile Zola".

€ (200-300) 210
70 1226 Zola E 70 1226 Zola E
70/1226 Zola, E. Travail. Paris, Charpentier, 1901, 1st ed., 2 vols., (4),329,(3); (4),338,(2)p., one of 200 numb. copies printed on Hollande, contemp. unif. gilt red hmor. by V. CHAMPS, orig. wr. pres., t.e.g. (very fine). Idem. Vérité. Ibid., idem, 1903, 1st ed., 2 vols., (4),381,(1); (4),367,(1)p., unif. bound with the preceding by A. KYSTER, orig. wr. pres., t.e.g. (very fine).

= The second and third novels of the cycle Les Quatres Évangiles, of which the fourth title, Justice, was never realized.

€ (200-300) 210
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