Lot 7 of 455:
Five 1st Editions by Nelson Algren in DJs, Two Signed  

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Five First Editions by Nelson Algren

Algren, Nelson

Various places


Various dates


5 volumes. (8vo) various colored cloth and boards, some top edges colored, original dust jackets. First Editions.

Five first editions from Chicago writer Nelson Algren. Two inscribed by author and all in original dust jackets.  Algren 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.


  • Notes from a Sea Diary. 1965. (Jacket has wear on ends of spine with flaking and loss; hole in upper right corner of front free endpaper)
  • The Man with the Golden Arm. 1949. (Jacket worn with loss on ends of spine; light soiling to edges of toned textblock)
  • Nelson Algren's own book of Lonesome Monsters. 1963. Algren is editor. Includes stories by Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, and George P. Elliott. (Jacket slightly worn to ends of spine)
  • Who Lost an American? 1963. Inscribed by author.
  • A Walk on the Wild Side. 1956. Inscribed by auhor. (Jacket has some tape repairs to top of interior spine)

Lot Amendments

Touches of wear to jackets and edges of textblocks; volumes very good to near fine in like jackets.

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