February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 59
 

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[Literature] Baldwin, James
Group of 3 Signed First Editions

If Beale Street Could Talk New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First edition. 8vo. 197 pp. Inscribed: "For/Ethan Reinhard,/Thank you./James Baldwin" on front free endpaper. Original red-orange cloth, stamped in silver and in gilt; orange endpapers; top edge stained yellow; in unclipped dust-jacket. A fine copy. Together with: Just Above My Head New York: The Dial Press, (1979). First and limited edition, #493/500 numbered copies, signed by Baldwin on colophon. 8vo. 597 pp. Original red cloth, stamped in gilt, spine lightly faded; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; in matching cloth-covered slip case, bottom right corner bumped. A near-fine copy. Together with: The Evidence of Things Not Seen Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1985). First edition. 8vo. 125 pp. Signed by Baldwin on Dedication page. Original quarter black cloth, stamped in silver, over black paper-covered boards; top and bottom edges trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed. A fine copy.

Sold for $3,528
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

If Beale Street Could Talk New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First edition. 8vo. 197 pp. Inscribed: "For/Ethan Reinhard,/Thank you./James Baldwin" on front free endpaper. Original red-orange cloth, stamped in silver and in gilt; orange endpapers; top edge stained yellow; in unclipped dust-jacket. A fine copy. Together with: Just Above My Head New York: The Dial Press, (1979). First and limited edition, #493/500 numbered copies, signed by Baldwin on colophon. 8vo. 597 pp. Original red cloth, stamped in gilt, spine lightly faded; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; in matching cloth-covered slip case, bottom right corner bumped. A near-fine copy. Together with: The Evidence of Things Not Seen Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1985). First edition. 8vo. 125 pp. Signed by Baldwin on Dedication page. Original quarter black cloth, stamped in silver, over black paper-covered boards; top and bottom edges trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed. A fine copy.

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