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Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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First Edition
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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.

Lord of the Flies.

by Golding, William

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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. Boldly signed by William Golding on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. 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 by Peter Brook… 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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second hand
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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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second hand - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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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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second hand
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First printing
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Hardcover
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WELLAND, Ontario
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London: Faber. 1954. First printing. Hardcover. 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. ; Octavo .
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • near fine
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second hand - near fine
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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
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by GOLDING, William

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second hand
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First printing
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Hardcover
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WELLAND, Ontario
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London: Faber. 1954. First printing. Hardcover. 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. ; Octavo .
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Lord of the Flies.
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Lord of the Flies.

by GOLDING, William.

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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
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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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second hand - Very Good ++
Edition
1st Edition 2nd Printing
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Hardcover
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
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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
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LORD OF THE FLIES

by Golding, William

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Edition
First American Edition
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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

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second hand - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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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

Lord Of The Flies

by Golding, William

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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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  • fine
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second hand - Fine
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Corning , California
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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

by William Golding

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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Condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Montreal, Quebec
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London: Faber and Faber, 1954. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Red cloth hardcover book in very good condition, with ORIGINAL dust jacket in fair condition. This is a second impression of the 1954 first edition, as stated on copyright page. Cover shows signs of shelf wear and some very faded stains, back cover has small tape marks. Spine is slightly bent but not cracked. Front and back endpapers and pastedowns have tape marks, while back pastedown shows remains of previous owner's bookplate. Dust jacket is chipped, frayed and spotted in a few spots. Pages are clean and unblemished. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.
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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Condition
second hand - Very Good+ in Very Good dj
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Los Angeles, California
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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1955. First American Edition. Hardcover. [modest shelfwear, slight deterioration to cloth at spine ends, former owner's signature at top of front endpaper; the jacket is lightly browned along the edges, with a bit of wear along the top edge, a tiny hole in the front hinge, some abrasions to the lower half of the front hinge, and a tiny chip at the bottom front corner of the spine]. Golding's classic about a bunch of "well-brought-up" English schoolboys who find themselves stranded on a deserted island," and descend into savagery. Filmed by Peter Brook in 1963, and again by Harry Hook in 1990; there was also a 1975 Filipino adaptation, and an unofficial 2018 version (LADYWORLD) with an all-girl cast. This was actor/producer/director Norman Lloyd's copy, with his ownership signature on the front endpaper. .
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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second hand - Very Good
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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Chelmsford, Essex
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First edition, second impression (Faber and Faber, 1954). Originally published earlier the same year.
Original red cloth with white lettering to spine. Some toning and spotting to edges, endpapers and rear paste-down with a slight hint of a spine slant, very good otherwise and free from names and inscriptions.
The original and unclipped dust jacket has some edge wear and chipping to corners and spine ends with a tear to spine foot and to bottom edge of lower panel; some rubbing in places. A very good copy overall.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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Condition
second hand - Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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New York: Coward - McCann, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. First American edition, so stated. Board edges lightly rubbed. A few faint spots to text block edge. The unclipped jacket in mylar has some damage to spine and folds, and large chip to corner back panel. A square tight unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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  • good
  • hardcover
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Condition
second hand - Good
Edition
First Edition, Sixth impression
Binding
Hardcover
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Faber and Faber LTD, London, 1954. First Edition, Sixth impression . Hardcover. Good/Good. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. First edition, sixth printing in original dust jacket which was price-clipped. Jacket shows chipping wear and small closed tears along edges and spine edge is sunned. Original red cloth with white spine lettering in good condition with some bumping and corner wear. Front end page shows a small gift inscription and book shop stamp. Pages are clean and tightly bound.. Additional pics available upon request. *Fast and secure shipping of your item.
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Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

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  • good
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Condition
second hand - Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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GIG HARBOR, Washington
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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1955. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. Stated first American edition, 1955 of this classic work. Cut signature from William Golding attached to ffep. Good condition with cloth worn at spine ends and heavy rubbing to corners and edges of boards. Acid offsetting to endpapers else clean internally. Most of the rear panel and rear flap of the original jacket are present and included in the mylar jacket protector with a near fine, facsimile jacket.
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Lord Of The Flies

by Golding, William

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  • very good
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Condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 4th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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0 First Edition/4th imp Published by Faber & Faber, London 1957 VG clean condition. No inscriptions. Slight spotting to endpages Red cloth covers are clean and bright. Dustjacket not price clipped. Circular stain to front General minor wear and chipping to edges. Protected in archive cover
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