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28 March 2019 | 10:30am

Modern First Editions

Lot 30

William Golding, Lord of the Flies, first edition, dedication copy signed by the author [London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1954]

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Estimate £3000 - £4000 + fees



William Golding, Lord of the Flies, first edition, dedication copy signed by the author [London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1954]


 


complete, half-title with signed inscription from the author reading For John Dalton, with best wishes, William Golding, original red cloth, spine lettered in white, original dust-jacket, priced 12s. 6d., spine and extremities a little darkened, creases and head and tail of spine rubbed with some slight loss, overall very good copy of the author's most celebrated work, 8vo


 


Provenance: John Dalton was a freelance UK journalist whose career spanned the mid-twentieth century. This signed copy passed only by decent until sold by his niece in 2006 and acquired then by the present consignor.