1986 LITTLE TALES OF MISOGYNY. LIMITED EDITION - "E" (5) OF250.
These stories, once you get the hang of them, are very wicked, very funny and? This being Highsmith's mission in life, as far as one can tell?With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns. In the darkly satiric, often mordantly hilarious sketches that make up. Highsmith upsets our conventional notions of female character, revealing the devastating power of these once familiar creatures?
"The Dancer, " "The Female Novelist, " "The Prude"? Who destroy both themselves and the men around them. This work attests to Highsmith's reputation as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene). Book is in new unread condition.
Lease look at all photos closely. If you have any questions, please ask. Famous Detective Murder Mystery and Sherlockian collector from the San Antonio Texas area. 4000+ Books and 1000+ magazines, pamphlets, book cover art, Strand Magazines, publications, and numerous one-of-a-kind items were included. There are also photos, signed correspondences from authors, illustrators, publishers and fellow collectors, all types of signed event programs and miscellaneous other documents included.
The family donated this collection from the doctor's estate in 2020. We were told his family donated the collection to the San Antonio Independent School District annual book sale. Due to CoVid 19 restrictions, the book drive was postponed for 2 years. There are around 150 boxes of items total. There appears to be a lot of treasures in this collection.It is for us, a once in a lifetime find. There are numerous 1980 - 2005 limited editions with slipcases and signed Copy #1 or Letter "A" presentation books sealed in original shrinkwrap from publishers. Lackritz had the connections and got the best of the best. There is also about 200 books from the Vincent Starrett personal library with his bookplate(s) and signature.
There are numerous other books with other popular Sherlockian/Detective/Crime/Mystery collectors' bookplates and signatures. There are books by Authors like Doyle, Christie, Twain, Poe, Bradbury, Ismacc, Meade, Ellery Queen, Hammett, Dickens, Hume, Collier, Freeman and others. There are also some rare True 1st editions, signed obscure and other unique books, publications and ephemera.
Catalogs and dates from these auctions are included in this listing for your review. We assume the books left were personal items saved and duplicates of some books auctioned. Christie's did not want to dilute prices for similar books and items in the auctions. Most of these have increased in value with some up 10-fold in the last 20 years.We will do our best to describe the condition and take quality photos for your review. We will be listing 100's of items each week until everything has been listed. Here are the Three auctions with prices realized. The Detective Fiction Library of Richard M. Sale Total USD 325,171.
Sale Total USD 368,597. Christies April 2003 Literature including The Detective Fiction Library of Richard Lackritz, M.Sale Total USD 1,023,365. We individually wrap each book in plastic to keep the moisture out. Then, we wrap it in bubble wrap to protect the cover and corners. We place each book in a new box and add packing peanuts for additional protection. Our items are from a smoke free, pet free environment. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "makinggreen" and is located in this country: US.
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