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Lot 379
CLARKE (ARTHUR C.) The View from Serendip, 1978; The Ghost from the Grand Banks, 1990; The Hammer of God, 1993, Gollancz; The Songs of Distant Earth, 1986; 1984: Spring, 1987, New York, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES; and others by Joyce, Koestler, Treece, Daikin, O'Casey, etc. (31)
Sold for £400 (US$ 661) inc. premium
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CLARKE (ARTHUR C.)
The View from Serendip, 1978; The Ghost from the Grand Banks, 1990; The Hammer of God, 1993, Gollancz; The Songs of Distant Earth, 1986; 1984: Spring, 1987, New York, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, all with personal inscriptions--O'CASEY (SEAN) Purple Dust, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR "Sean O'Casey. Devon, 1943" on front free endpaper, Macmillan, 1940--YEATS (W.B.) Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose, 2 colour plates, and illustrations by Norah McGuiness, thin trace of worming inside hinge of lower cover, Macmillan, 1927-- O'SULLIVAN (SEAMUS) Common Adventures: A Book of Prose and Verse, LIMITED TO 200 COPIES, this copy unnumbered, publisher's wrappers, Dublin, Orwell, Press, 1926--JOYCE (JAMES) Finnegans Wake, FIRST EDITION, some worming, publisher's cloth, worn, scholarly pencil annotations in some margins, Faber, 1939--TREECE (HENRY) Invitation and Warning, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, Faber, 1942--GIDE (ANDRÉ) If It Die..., ONE OF 1500 COPIES, ARTHUR C. CLARK'S COPY inscribed "Arthur C. Clark, 31 Oct. 1950", Secker & Warburg, 1950--KOESTLER (ARTHUR) Drinkers of Infinity, Hutchinson, 1968; Dialogue with Death, 1970; The Sleepwalkers, 1968, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES inscribed on the half-titles, last 2 New York, unless otherwise stated publisher's cloth, some rubbing, the first 5 and last 3 in dust-jackets, 8vo; and 18 others, including works signed by Koestler, Leslie Daikin, and Frank Budgen (31)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: William ("Bill") McAlpine, friend of Dylan Thomas, and British Council Representative in Sri Lanka, where he befriended Arthur C. Clarke; by descent.
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