Biography and Memoir

Biography and Memoir

i'm writing a book on Lewis Carroll and was using this book at The Morgan because it is hard to find, but voila, Biblio had it and i found it and bought. This is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in Lewis Carroll as a writer and photographer and him as a person. For me as a writer, it has been amazingly useful and informative for my forthcoming biography about Carroll.

  • “I SAY THERE ARE THREE, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN ON THE THIRD LEVEL AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION”: FIRST EDITION OF JACK FINNEY’S FIRST SHORT STORY COLLECTION FINNEY, Jack. The Third Level. New York, Toronto: Rinehart, (1957). Octavo, ori... “I SAY THERE ARE THREE, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN ON THE THIRD LEVEL AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION”: FIRST EDITION OF JACK FINNEY’S FIRST SHORT STORY COLLECTION FINNEY, Jack. The Third Level. New York, Toronto: Rinehart, (1957). Octavo, original half black cloth cloth, original dust jacket. $450. Best known for writing The Body Snatchers (1955) and the time travel mystery/romance Time and Again, Finney often chose time travel as the backdrop for his writing. This, Finney’s first published collection of short stories, are all about time travel, and feature his first professional writings. “Deceptively well written, with lower-middle-class urban characters reminiscent of O. Henry’s” (Anatomy of Wonder II-402). Published the following year in the United Kingdom as The Clock of Time. Currey, 153.

  • “HE WAS A REAL RABBIT AT LAST…”: FIRST EDITION OF THE VELVETEEN RABBIT BIANCO, Margery Williams. The Velveteen Rabbit, Or How Toys Become Real. London: Heinemann (Whitefriars Press), 1922. Tall octavo, original pictorial boards... “HE WAS A REAL RABBIT AT LAST…”: FIRST EDITION OF THE VELVETEEN RABBIT BIANCO, Margery Williams. The Velveteen Rabbit, Or How Toys Become Real. London: Heinemann (Whitefriars Press), 1922. Tall octavo, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $22,000.