September 23, 2021 10:00 EDT

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 81
 

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[Literature] Williams, John
nothing but the night

Denver: Alan Swallow, (1948). First edition. 8vo. (iv), 140 pp. Inscribed by Williams on front free endpaper, "Best wishes,/John Williams". Original blue cloth, residue from dust-jacket along upper front board; in original dust-jacket, two-inch section of dust-jacket adhered to lower spine, scattered wear along panel edsges, scattered light soiling.

Rare inscribed copy of John Williams's first novel. Both the dust-jacket and book were designed by Williams. He would go on to to win the National Book Award in 1973 for his novel Augustus.

Sold for $2,142
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

Denver: Alan Swallow, (1948). First edition. 8vo. (iv), 140 pp. Inscribed by Williams on front free endpaper, "Best wishes,/John Williams". Original blue cloth, residue from dust-jacket along upper front board; in original dust-jacket, two-inch section of dust-jacket adhered to lower spine, scattered wear along panel edsges, scattered light soiling.

Rare inscribed copy of John Williams's first novel. Both the dust-jacket and book were designed by Williams. He would go on to to win the National Book Award in 1973 for his novel Augustus.

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