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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 581

Cormac McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper, 1st Edition, Signed

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

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THE ORCHARD KEEPER, Cormac McCarthy, Random House, New York, 1965. First Edition, stated "First Printing" on copyright page; McCarthy's first book, this is a presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the ffep (front free end paper) to McCarthy's long-time friends, "To John & Lanelle [...] / Best Wishes Always / Cormac McCarthy". Book in Good condition, in publisher's green and red boards with gilt stamping, DJ present but in Poor condition with separations, but front panel price of $4.95 and date of 5/65 intact. 8 1/2" L x 5 3/4" W.


Book in Fair Condition, with spotting to front board, slight wiggle to spine, small bump bottom front, rounded corners. Dust Jacket in Poor Condition, separated on diagonal tear on front cover, rear panel 75% separated, multiple chips and missing pieces throughout.

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Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.