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Lot 595

10 Ross Macdonald / Kenneth Millar Books, Signed

Estimate: $400 - $500

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A collection of 10 books by or about Ross Macdonald (Kenneth Millar), (1915-1983), best known for his Lew Archer detective novels.  1st Item: SELF-PORTRAIT: Ceaselessly Into The Past, by Ross Macdonald, with foreword by Eudora Welty; Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1981. Hardcover limited edition, signed and numbered by both Macdonald and Welty on rear limitation page, #237/250.  2nd Item: A COLLECTION OF REVIEWS, by Ross Macdonald; Northridge: Lord John Press, 1979. Limited edition, signed and numbered 283/300 on rear limitation page. Hardcover, gray boards with red cloth spine, red and gold stamping. 3rd Item: EARLY MILLAR, THE FIRST STORIES OF ROSS MACDONALD & MARGARET MILLAR, Santa Barbara: Cordelia Editions, 1982. Numbered, limited edition hand-bound 8vo, numbered 92/150. 10 pp. in blue paper wraps with stitch binding and applied paper title block. 4th Item: ON CRIME WRITING, Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. Signed, numbered handbound 12mo chapbook, signed by Macdonald on rear limitation page, #88/250.  5th Item: THE IVORY GRIN, John Ross Macdonald, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Hardcover second printing of the 4th Lew Archer novel. 6th Item: FIND A VICTIM, John Ross Macdonald, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. Hardcover first printing of 7th Lew Archer novel.  7th Item: THE WYCHERLY WOMAN, by Ross Macdonald, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Hardcover 1st printing in unclipped DJ, 9th Lew Archer novel. 8th Item: LEW ARCHER, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, by Ross Macdonald; New York: The Mysterious Press, 1977. The First Complete Collection of Lew Archer Stories. Hardcover 1st Trade Edition, brown cloth boards in publishers clear and stamped jacket.  9th Item: KENNETH MILLAR/ROSS MACDONALD, A CHECKLIST, compiled by Matthew J. Bruccoli with introduction by Kenneth Millar. Hardbound, 84 pp. 10th Item: DREAMERS WHO LIVE THEIR DREAMS: the World of Ross Macdonald's Novels, by Peter Wolfe; Bowling Green (OH): Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1976.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville collection. 


1st Item (Portrait):  Very good condition, slight rubbing to boards. 2nd Item (Reviews): Very Good condition. 3rd Item: (Early): Slight toning to cover, light pencil notation rfep. 4th Item (Crime Writing): Good condition, sunning to spine. 5th Item (Ivory): good condition, no DJ, sunning to spine, small pencil writing ffep. 6th Item (Victim): good condition, no DJ, slightly loose spine. 7th Item (Wycherly): Good condition, previous owner's name ffep, unclipped DJ in mylar with chips to spine, corners. 8th Item (Archer): Very good with slight scuffs to DJ. 9th Item (Checklist): previous owner's name ffep. 10th Item (Dreamers): Sun toning to front cover, previous owner's name ffep.

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