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Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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London: Faber and Faber, 1954. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. An advance presentation copy inscribed by William Golding to his next-door neighbors and dated ten days before publication, reading "To Mr and Mrs Nelles with the author's regards 7/9/54" with his name not signed. Bound in original red cloth with titles in white on spine. Near Fine with slight fading to cloth, bleeding to edges of front paste down and several tiny spots to textblock edge. In a Very Good or better unclipped dust jacket with light bleeding from cloth to blindside, light waviness to front panel, light edge wear, short tear at bottom of front spine joint and two short splits to rear spine joint. An allegorical tale of children stranded on a coral island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. It was Golding's first novel, who was a middle-aged school teacher when he wrote it. After reading an unrealistic story of stranded youth, he commented to his wife he could do better. He… Read More
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Lord of the Flies - E M Forster's Copy with original hand-written letter from Golding
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Lord of the Flies - E M Forster's Copy with original hand-written letter from Golding

by Golding, William

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Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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London: Faber, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1954. A fine book with just a little toning to the pages. White titles on red cloth very clear and bright. No inscriptions. In a very good clipped wrapper with some light internal reinforcement to the spine. Spine browned, with a little wear to the extremities. Accompanied by the rare wrap-around band. In a custom-made clamshell box with titles. E. M Forster's own copy, with his book label. Much of Forster's library was sold when the author moved from his family home at West Hackhurst in Abinger Hammer, Surrey in 1946. After taking residence in Kings College Cambridge (with a much reduced library), he continued to give books away as he acquired new ones. Most of his final was sold in 1971 by Heffer and Sons. There were many first edition copies in this, but not this particular copy. Forster was pivotal to the success of 'Lord of the Flies', talking Faber into taking on the unknown writer. It was slow to sell,… Read More
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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London: Faber and Faber, 1954. First Edition. Very Good+. An extremely rare advance proof copy of the first edition. According to Quill and Brush's 2007 Author Price Guide, Faber produced perhaps ten copies in this format and according to bookseller Ken Lopez noting in 1998, there were four known extant copies. Though it's possible since 1998 a copy or so may have surfaced, the number of extant copies would still range between four and below about ten. That being said, none have appeared in auction records as far as we can deduce, and this format remains truly scarce.Bound in publisher's buff wraps printed in black, utilizing a paper stock which differs from that used in the published edition.Very Good with lean to binding, wear, light foxing, soiling and light sunning to wraps with light loss at spine ends, pages toned. Ink notation to front cover and rubber stamp "keeping" to first sheet. A rare advance format of a major novel in 20th Century literature.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition, first printing in first state jacket priced at 12s 6d net. 248pp. Original red cloth with white spine lettering. Very Good with stains and slight bowing to boards, light foxing to edges, in original dust jacket with some offsetting from tape on verso and flaps, still Near Fine, having very subtle toning to spine panel, barely any edge wear, unclipped and unrestored. The author's first book, a post-apocalyptic novel of boys on a remote island descending into barbarity. Scarce in its British first edition in a presentable original dust jacket.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First American edition stated, first printing. Fine, with a small indent to the bottom the textblock edge in a Very Fine unclipped dust jacket. An unbelievably fantastic and fresh copy, virtually as new.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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first
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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954. first. hardcover. near fine/very good. First edition, second impression, as stated on copyright page. Book near fine, tiny dent and tear at top of spine, small discoloration from cover at top of front paste-down and front free end paper. Dust jacket very good with some minor wear, tanning on spine and partial rear panel.
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Lord of the Flies.
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Lord of the Flies.

by GOLDING, William.

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London, United Kingdom
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London: Faber and Faber,, 1954. The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream First edition, first impression, of Golding's first and best known novel, handsomely bound. Golding had great difficulties in finding a publisher, and even when he succeeded, the initial print run of 3,040 copies sold slowly. However, based on enthusiastic reviews and word of mouth, sales picked up, and the work is now regarded as one of the outstanding achievements of 20th-century British literature, a perennial choice in critics' lists of the greatest novels of all time. In 1955 The New Times recognised the book as "superbly written", and described it as "an allegory on human society today... with undertones of 1984 and High Wind in Jamaica, this brilliant work is a frightening parody of man's return to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge" (Stern). Octavo (181 x 116 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine lettered in gilt, compartments and covers ruled in gilt,… Read More
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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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Used - Very Good ++
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1st Edition 2nd Printing
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Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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UK: Faber, 1954. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good++. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st Edition 2nd Imp 1954. Same format, jacket design as the 1st Edition and published in the same year as the 1st Edition. Includes the very rare wrap around belly band. Book is very good++ and very bright. Contents good. The wrapper is very good++ and bright. Light edge rubbing. A bright example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref16944
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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Used - Orig. quarter tan cloth spine stamped in green and darker striated tan and black cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper
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First American edition
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ardsley, New York, United States
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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. quarter tan cloth spine stamped in green and darker striated tan and black cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper. 243 pages. 21 x 14 cm. First American of the British classic named to Modern Library's 100 Best Novels list of English-language novels published during the 20th century. GEKOSKI & GROGAN A2(B). In original unclipped dust wrapper, a few tiny spots of edge wear corners.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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London: Faber and Faber, 1954. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original red cloth with spine lettered in white; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good with lean to spine, uneven fading to cloth and fraying at corners and spine ends, bottom corners bumped. Former owner name and tiny appendage removal to front free endpaper, erased pencil notations and binder's error to bottom edge of rear pastedown.
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Lord of the Flies.

by GOLDING, William.

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London: Faber and Faber,, 1954. The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream First edition, first impression, of Golding's first and best known novel. Golding had great difficulties in finding a publisher, and even when he succeeded, the initial print run of 3,040 copies sold slowly. However, based on enthusiastic reviews and word of mouth, sales picked up, and the work is now regarded as one of the outstanding achievements of 20th-century British literature, a perennial choice in critics' lists of the greatest novels of all time. In 1955 The New Times recognised the book as "superbly written", and described it as "an allegory on human society today... with undertones of 1984 and High Wind in Jamaica, this brilliant work is a frightening parody of man's return to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge" (Stern). Octavo (187 x 122 mm). Recent marbled paper-covered boards, japon strip, spine lettered in gilt. Housed in a matching marbled paper-covered… Read More
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Lord Of The Flies

by GOLDING, WILLIAM

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Used - First American Edition. Ownership signature on front free endpaper; very good plus in a dust jacket with some tiny nicks, tears
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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. First American Edition. Ownership signature on front free endpaper; very good plus in a dust jacket with some tiny nicks, tears and minor rubbing.
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LORD OF THE FLIES
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by Golding, William

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Stephenson, Virginia, United States
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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. First American Edition. Considerably less common that its British counterpart; when Lord of the Flies was first published in the U.S. in 1955, it sold only 2,383 copies before quickly going out of print. By the numbers, fewer copies of the American edition were produced and survived than the British, which was published at 3,040 copies. Golding's best-known and most controversial novel. Lord of Flies is ranked #41 on the Modern Library's list of 100 Best Novels, and is the basis for both the 1963 Peter Brook film (terrific) and the 1990 film directed by Harry Hook (ghastly). Though it remains one of the most challenged books by the American Library Association year after year, it is likely to be required reading in schools for the forseeable future. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 dark green textured paper over quarter beige cloth, with titles stamped in dark green on spine; dustjacket; 243pp. Contemporary owners name and date to front endpaper, sunning to board edges,… Read More
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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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First Edition
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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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Coward-McCann, 1955-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Hardcover, Stated First Edition, 1955 Coward-McCann 243 pages. Near Fine, in a VG+ DJ. Tan cloth spine with green titles over green patterned cloth boards - corners sharp. A touch of shelf/edge wear and a small closed tear to the front panel of the unclipped DJ - now in mylar (front interior flap of DJ is lightly stamped Shapiro's Drug Store) - no previous owner marks - all pages are bright, clean and crisp. Lord of the Flies was Golding's first novel. Although it was not a great success at the time ”selling fewer than 3,000 copies in the United States during 1955 before going out of print ”it soon went on to become a best-seller. A very handsome copy. LOC FB-01
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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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Good. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1955. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. 5 ½ x 8 ”. 243 pp. Good in a good dust jacket with the original price of $3.50 on the front flap. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate insect damage to the dust jacket and the boards. Internally very good. The interior is unmarked. The binding is solid.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Corning , California, United States
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Fine. Faber and Faber Ltd., Pub., London; 1954; 1st UK edition; 3rd impression; very fine condition with a fine dust jacket; William Golding; Modern First Editions
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LORD OF THE FLIES
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by WILLIAM GOLDING

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FABER & FABER, LONDON, 1955 THIRD IMPRESSION OF THE FIRST EDITION. HARDBACK BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH BINDING WITH THE ORIGINAL UNPRICE CLIPPED DUST JACKET, HALF TITLE PRESENT. BOOK MEASURES APPROX 8 X 5 INCHES WITH 248 PAGES. SOME LIGHT RUBBING TO EDGES OF JACKET WITH A COUPLE OF MINOR CHIPS & MINOR CREASES TO EDGES ALONG TOP EDGE OF JACKET, VERY LIGHT FOXING TO ENDPAPERS, VERY OCCASIONAL MINOR CREASE TO PAGES. OVERALL IN VERY GOOD PLUS CONDITION WITH NO MAJOR FAULTS & CLEAN INTERNALLY. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY WRINKLES OR REFLECTIONS SHOWN IN IMAGES OF DUST JACKET ARE ON THE SURFACE OF THE REMOVABLE PROTECT COVERING. EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS MAY APPLY TO OVERSEAS ORDERS.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by Golding, William

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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London: Faber and Faber, 1955. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 248 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine tan with black lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "12s 6d net". Minor shelf wear. Sun fading and some soiling to dust jacket. Some chipping along edges. Sticker of previous bookseller on front pastedown, and previous owner's signature of front free endpaper. Interior pages clean. Shelved in Case 13. 1371283. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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Lord of the Flies.

by Golding, William:

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London: Faber and Faber, 1954 Hardcover book, First edition , second impression of this classic work. First published in 1954. Red boards with white titles to spine, and the classic dustjacket by Anthony Gross. 248 pages. A near Fine copy in a near Fine unclipped dustjacket. No inscriptions . A Very nice copy. Pictures available.
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Kingdom of the Flies [with] Advance Reading Copy [Unlicensed Sequel to Lord of the Flies]
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Kingdom of the Flies [with] Advance Reading Copy [Unlicensed Sequel to Lord of the Flies]

by PATRICK, Seán. (William Golding)

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Used - Fine
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
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(Mattituck, New York): Amereon House, 1996. Hardcover. Fine. First edition along with "Special Readers / Reviewers Edition." Octavo. 185pp. each. First edition is just about fine in navy cloth gilt with binding just a bit cocked and a ripple on the rear pastedown (a binding error). The Advance Reading Copy is very good with modest wear, a bit of soil, and sunning on the spine and cover. An unlicensed, vanity press-published sequel to *Lord of the Flies*, billed as a "continuation" of William Golding's classic novel. Surprisingly scarce. Based on the dates, *OCLC* seems to locate one copy of the Advance Reading Copy (under the name "Jody Glynn Patrick") and one copy of the first edition, neither of which are held by universities.
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