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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

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 William Golding

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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First edition. A lean to the spine, and a bit of toning to the extremities of the boards. Otherwise, a near fine copy. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket, with some shelf-wear, rubbing, and nicks. A 1.5 inch closed tear at the foot of the spine panel. An attractive, unrestored example. Golding s first novel, and one of the most recognizable works in all of fiction.
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Lord of the Flies - with scarce wrap-around band

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 very good book with just a little mottling to the spine. White titles on red cloth clear and bright. No inscriptions. In a very good clipped wrapper with some light internal reinforcement to the spine. The spine is, unusually, not browned. A little wear to the extremities. Accompanied by the rare wrap-around band. Faber produced the E. M. Forster's choice band after the first copies had sold out (before being reprinted). Such bands are scarce now and not mentioned in the bibliography. Scarce
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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. Golding had great difficulties in finding a publisher for this, his first novel, and the initial print run of 3,040 copies sold slowly. It is now regarded as one of the outstanding achievements of 20th-century British literature and is a perennial choice in lists of the greatest novels of all time. This copy has an appropriate ownership inscription. A certain David Wainwright has signed and dated the book in the year following publication. As an alumni of Highgate School, he has noted "in memoriam: School House, 1945-46..." and, therefore, perhaps acknowledges potential savagery under the surface of his former fellow pupils. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in white. With dust jacket. Spine very slightly sunned and with minor leaning; jacket unclipped, worn at spine ends with some loss, spine rubbed, some toning, other minor nicks and tears: a very good copy in like… Read More
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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 & Faber Ltd, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition, first printing in first state jacket priced at 12s 6d net. 248pp. Bound in publisher's 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. A Novel
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Lord of the Flies. A Novel

by Golding, William

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Used - Brown morocco boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt bands, teg, original cloth spine bound in at rear; a near fine and very
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New York, New York, United States
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London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954. First edition, first impression. 248 pp. 8vo. Brown morocco boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt bands, teg, original cloth spine bound in at rear; a near fine and very handsome copy. First edition, first impression. 248 pp. 8vo. An attractively bound first edition of Golding's classic novel. A beautiful gift copy of this literary classic with a storied history. It was originally rejected by an in-house reader at Faber as "Rubbish & dull," before being picked up by another editor there, Charles Monteith, who helped Golding reshape the novel. The first printing of 3,000 copies sold slowly until E.M. Forster chose it as his outstanding novel of the year. Considered a great parable of the modern human condition, it has since become a staple of best novel lists and educational reading lists, and has sold more than ten million copies.
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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 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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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

Lord of the Flies

by GOLDING, William

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition. Near fine with light toning to the edges of the boards in near fine dust jacket with some toning at the spine and a hint of edgewear. The Nobel Prize winner's key book, his arresting first novel about the elemental savagery of human nature.
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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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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

by Golding, William

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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New York: Coward - McCann, 1955. Quarter tan cloth with green titles over green patterned cloth boards, in original mylar protected, unclipped ($3.50) dust-jacket, (8.25 x 5.75 inches). 243 pages. First American Edition / First Printing ("First American Edition" stated on copyright page). Golding's masterpiece and one of the most important novels of the 20th century; in 1983 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Typical light toning to board edges, crease to rear free endpage, else a clean, tight copy in an exceptionally well preserved dust-jacket. A desirable collector grade copy of a high-point of 20th century literature. First American Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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New York: Coward-Mccann, Inc. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1955. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages; 1955 Coward-Mccann. HC/DJ 1st American edition, stated. Snugly bound and clean in original wraparound pictorial dust jacket lettered in yellow and white. Bound in quarter tan cloth backed spine and green and tan weave patterned paper covered boards. Usual light toning to the board edges; trace halo toning to endpages. Jacket corner clipped front flap with just a fragment of the original issue price showing. Very slight rubbing to jacket at spine ends; spine panel a trifle toned. A handsome and well preserved copy. NF/VG++ .
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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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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

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Used - Near Fine
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A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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New York: Coward McCann, 1955. A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good or Better. Near fine in very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Volume is from the library of the late Norman Lloyd, and signed on the front end paper by him. Lloyd, who passed away in 2021 at the age of 106, was an American actor, producer and director, and "remains the longest - lived male actor form Classic Hollywood." (Wikipedia) Volume is slightly cocked, else near fine. Jacket has rubbing to flap seams and spine edges, particularly along the bottom half of the front seam. There is also a small hole on that front seam. Light shelf, with a small chip at the bottom of the spine.
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