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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • hardcover
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second hand
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Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published mcmliv" printed on the copyright page with NO indication of later printings. A spectacular copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket with the summary of "Lord of the Flies" on the front flap, later changed to blurbs is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in fabulous shape and is one of the rare publisher's trial binding bound in blue color, that the publisher changed to Red color. The blue binding is far more scarce than the red binding. The binding is tight with a minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book.A stunning copy, with an incredible untouched dustjacket in collector's condition.
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Lord of the Flies.

Lord of the Flies.

by Golding, William

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  • hardcover
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second hand
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Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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London: Faber and Faber, 1954. First edition of Golding's first book, one of the best-known works in modern literature. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Golding on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the rear panel. Jacket design by Anthony Gross. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, most rare and desirable signed. "A collection of modern fiction would never be complete without it" (Connolly, 136). Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Flies was named to Modern Library’s 100 Greatest Novels List of the twentieth century. "[T]his brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is" (The New York Times Book Review). It has been adapted to film twice, in 1963… Read more
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • hardcover
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  • First
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second hand
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Golding. This inscription reads "For John Dalton with best wishes William Golding. John Dalton was a freelance UK journalist whose career spanned the mid-twentieth century. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket with the summary of "Lord of the Flies" printed on the front flap later changed to blurbs on later dustjackets. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's printed price present with some discoloration to the bottom spine. The book is in fantastic shape and is bound in the publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author on the page before the title page.
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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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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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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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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
second hand - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Faber and Faber, 1954 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Golding on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition!!! We buy SIGNED Golding First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Faber and Faber, London, 1954 First Edition, First Printing. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This original dustjacket has NO chips or tears and has benefitted from some professional restoration. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Golding First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/As New.
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LORD OF THE FLIES (inscribed on publication day)
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LORD OF THE FLIES (inscribed on publication day)

by GOLDING, William

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  • First
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second hand
Edition
First printing
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WELLAND, Ontario
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London: Faber, 1954. Red cloth, spine lettered in white. Light yellowing to page edges; red stain to lower margin of front pastedown, about two inches of the lower fore margin, and about two inches of lower inner margin of front free endpaper; some faint sunning to rear cover; else fine, no visible water stains to the binding. Supplied first state jacket: internal small light red stains along top margin of mostly front panel and to lower inner corners of both panels, but nothing inside the front flap to correspond to the stain on the endpapers; spine lightly sunned, with small light red stains at lower inner corners of front and rear panels showing through; short split to top rear spine fold; VG otherwise, spine and front panel show well, flap price intact. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON PUBLICATION DAY "To Mr and Mrs Nelles with the author's regards 7/9/54". The Nelles' were the Golding's next door neighbours. Laid in is Golding's Edward Gorey bookplate signed in… Read more
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
second hand - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket with a summary of the book on the front flap instead of blurbs has some discoloration to the spine. The copy is SIGNED by Golding on a laid in signature.The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's RED cloth with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Portland, Oregon
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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 (trial binding, signature)
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LORD OF THE FLIES (trial binding, signature)

by GOLDING, William

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  • Signed
  • First
Condition
second hand
Edition
First printing
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WELLAND, Ontario
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London: Faber, 1954. In a trial binding of bluish black cloth, spine lettered in white. Slight rubbing to spine ends; front cover mottled with damp, only a little mottling to rear cover; pencil and small ink owner's names at front; very light yellowing to page edges; else a VG unworn copy. Supplied (from another copy) first state jacket has internal and external red stains to lower portions of panels; bit of darkening to spine and flap folds, with small chips at ends; darkening to upper margins of flaps; internal repairs with white paper tape; just good otherwise, flap price intact. Bookplate (by Edward Gorey) signed by Golding laid in. Gekoski A2 knew of four copies - this makes a fifth.… Read more
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • near fine
  • First
Condition
second hand - near fine
Edition
first
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Beverly Hills, California
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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

by Golding, William

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Coward-McCann, 1955 First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the price present on the front flap with only a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy. Trades and offers considered.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by GOLDING, William

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First American edition. Fine in a crisp and fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a tiny tear at the crown. The Nobel Prize winner's key book, his arresting first novel about the elemental savagery of human nature. A beautiful copy and uncommon thus.
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by GOLDING, William

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  • First
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second hand
Edition
First printing
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WELLAND, Ontario
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London: Faber, 1954. Red cloth, spine lettered in white.Yellowing to page edges; small ink name at front; small light spot to centre of lightly darkened spine; else fine. In a later (1956) dust jacket with slightly yellowed spine and flap folds but very nearly fine otherwise, flap price intact. Covered by a facsimile of the first state 1954 dust jacket in as new condition. G&G A2. One of the best-known novels in 20th century English literature, it had been rejected by 21 publishers before Charles Monteith picked it from the slush pile at Faber and urged publication of this first published novel by an unknown 43 year old schoolmaster. . First printing. Hardcover. Octavo.
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Lord of the Flies.
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Lord of the Flies.

by GOLDING, William.

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  • Signed
  • First
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second hand
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Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
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Fourth impression of first edition of 1954. With sticker SIGNED by Golding to title page. DW. Identical in appearance to first edition. Sl. lean to book, spine sl. faded with sl. signs of wear to head and tail, pages sl. age browned. VG in wrapper that is worn and internally stained, chipped at head and tail of spine and corners with short tears at head of spine along joints and has small hole to top corner of upper panel and with small tear in centre of spine but still appears whole and quite bright.
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LORD OF THE FLIES

LORD OF THE FLIES

by William Golding

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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New York: Coward-Mccann, Inc. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition. With the statement: "First American Edition, 1955" at the top of the copyright page. And with "Manufactured in the United States of America" at the bottom of the copyright page This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the price of 3.50 present on the front flap. ; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Lord Of The Flies

Lord Of The Flies

by Golding, William

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Pasadena, California
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New York: Coward Mccann, 1955. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 243 Pp. Yellow Cloth Spine, Greenish Boards. Stated First American Edition, 1955. Book With A Just A Few Traces Of Rubbing, Bright And Clean, Tiny Abrasion On Bottom Edge Of Front Board Near Cloth. Dust Jacket Priced $3.50, Bright And Clean, Tiny Losses At Bottom Of Front And Rear Flaps Not Due To Wear. No Marks Or Names Or Bookplate; 3/4" Square Faint Ghost Of A Price Label On Front Flap And Facing Area On Front Free Endpaper.
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by Golding, William

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Stephenson, Virginia
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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

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Dearborn, Michigan
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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 Golding, William

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Very good plus in like dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. Very good plus in like dust jacket. First American edition of this classic novel of the devolution of posh English boys into lawless hooligans after being stranded on an island with no adults. Frequently challenged for its portrayals of violence and grim assessment of human nature, LORD OF THE FLIES remains a classic - if psychologically dark - young adult novel. It is also a reflection of the post-World War II white British mindset, as the boys use racial slurs and stereotypes as comparisons for their increasingly unruly behavior; these ideas are made explicit as their rescuer remarks, "I should have thought that a pack of British boys would have been able to put up a better show than that." 8'' x 5.25''. Original quarter brown cloth binding with green lettering. Original unclipped ($3.50) color pictorial dust jacket. 244 pages. Some edgewear and tiny closed tears to jacket. Light edgewear to boards and mild bumping to corners and spine ends; with a slight lean.… Read more
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