Lot 1 of 721:
Five first editions by Nelson Algren  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For:$132
$200 - $300

Five first editions by Nelson Algren
Algren, Nelson
Various places
Various dates

5 volumes. (8vo), cloth and boards, dust jackets. First Editions. Includes:

  • The Man With the Golden Arm. Light wear and soiling to jacket, minor chips and a few tears to edges; very good.
  • Chicago: City on the Make. Light edge wear and rubbing to jacket, light wear to cloth; very good. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1951.
  • A Walk on the Wild Side. Some wear to jacket with area of glue residue on back panel, portion of illegible stamp on front inner flap, a few minor closed tears; very good in like jacket. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, [1956]. 
  • The Last Carousel. Light toning to jacket, light spotting to cloth; very good or better. New York: J. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973.
  • America Eats (Iowa Szathmary Culinary Arts Series). A bit of fading to jacket; else fine. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1992.

Five first editions from Chicago writer Nelson Algren. He is likely best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a 1949 novel that won the first National Book Award, and was adapted as a 1955 film of the same name starring Frank Sinatra.

Lot Amendments
General light wear to bindings and jackets; all volumes very good or better.
Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.