[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains. Daphne DU MAURIER, 1907–1989, Dame.
[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains.
[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains.
[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains.
[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains.
[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains.

[An Archive of Books and Letters Inscribed to John Reece]. The Daphne du Maurier Tandem (My Cousin Rachel and Mary Anne); The Scapegoat; The Flight of the Falcon; The House on the Strand; Vanishing Cornwall; The Apple Tree; The Breaking Point; Not After Midnight; The Progress of Julius; Golden Lads; The Winding Stair; Growing Pains.

London: Victor Gollancz; [and] Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company; [and] New York, NY: Avon Books; [and] Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1964;. [Modern Literature and Biography] INSCRIBED BOOKS AND LETTERS. Thirteen books, one autograph postcard, and one typed letter signed: 1) The Daphne du Maurier Tandem, comprising Mary Anne and My Cousin Rachel, London: Victor Gollancz, 1964. FIRST THUS. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.380; 352. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-leaf: 'Anne and John, | with good wishes | Daphne du Maurier | 1971.' Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the distinctive yellow Gollancz dust-jacket priced at 16s. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown. Heavily toned to low grade paper. Jacket toned and chipped to spine. Very good. 2) The Scapegoat, London: Victor Gollancz, 1965. Third Impression. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.368. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-leaf: 'Anne and John, | with sincere good | wishes | Daphne du Maurier | 1971.' Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the distinctive yellow Gollancz dust-jacket priced at 21s. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown. Toned to edges. Jacket toned and chipped to spine, with some further closed tears. Very good. 3) The Flight of the Falcon, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1965. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.viii; 304. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'To John and Anne | Reece | from | Daphne du Maurier.' Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, and green endpapers. Fore-edge untrimmed. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Larry Lurin, priced at $4.95. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown. Jacket sunned and toned to spine, and carefully but definitively covered in sticky-back plastic. Very good. 4) The House on the Strand, London: Victor Gollancz, 1969. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.349 [3]. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'with very best wishes | to John Reece, yours sincerely | Daphne du Maurier.' Publisher's orange cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Flavia Tower, priced at 30s. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown, and also his small plain address label to fly-leaf. Jacket slightly sunned to spine, and carefully but definitively covered in sticky-back plastic. Very good. 5) Vanishing Cornwall, London: Victor Gollancz, 1969. Fifth Impression. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.[12] 210 [2]. Illustrated with frequent black and white photographs. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'To John Reece | yours sincerely | Daphne du Maurier.' Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, and maps to endpapers. With the photographic dust-jacket, priced at 35s. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to half-title. Jacket slightly sunned to spine, and carefully but definitively covered in sticky-back plastic. Very good. 6) The Apple Tree: A short novel and some stories, London: Victor Gollancz, 1971. Reissue. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.264. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-leaf: 'John and Anne, | with best wishes | sincerely | Daphne du Maurier. | 1971.' Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the green dust-jacket illustrated by Val Biro, priced at £1.50. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown. Jacket sunned to spine, with some rubbing to edges. Very good. 7) The Breaking Point: eight stories, London: Victor Gollancz, 1971. Reissue. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.287 [1]. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-leaf: 'Anne and John, | with good wishes | sincerely | Daphne du Maurier.' Publisher's pink cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the pink dust-jacket illustrated by Val Biro, priced at £1.50. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown. Jacket sunned to spine, with some rubbing and bumping to edges. Very good. 8) Not After Midnight, and other stories, London: Victor Gollancz, 1971. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.285 [3]. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-leaf: 'Anne and John, | with good wishes | yours sincerely | Daphne du Maurier. | 1971.' Publisher's orange cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Flavia Tower, priced at £1.75. Green illustrated bookplate of John Reece to front pastedown. Rubbing to jacket edges. Near fine. 9) Not After Midnight, five long stories, Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., by arrangement with Curtis Brown, 1971. JAPANESE EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.306 [4]. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to rear fly-leaf: 'John — | with Japanese | wishes | Daphne du Maurier.' Publisher's grey paper-covered boards. With the blue illustrated dust-jacket, and the yellow wrap-around band, priced at 690 Yen. A tear and some creasing to wrap-around band, and some light rubbing to jacket edges. Very good. 10) The Progress of Julius, New York, NY: Avon Books, 1973. First Thus. Octavo paperback (18 x 11cm), pp.287 [1]. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'John— an | early work | of | promise! | sincerely | Daphne du Maurier.' Publisher's illustrated soft covers; all edges red. Heavily toned throughout to low grade paper. Light wear to covers. Very good. 11) Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis and their Friends, London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.288. With 4 colour plates, including a frontispiece, and 12 double-sided black and white plates. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'To John, with very | best wishes | Daphne | June 1981.' Publisher's pink cloth with gilt titles to spine, and orange endpapers. With the purple dust-jacket, priced at £5.00. Jacket a little sunned to spine, with some rubbing to edges. Near fine. 12) The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall, London: Victor Gollancz, 1976. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.254 [2]. With a black and white frontispiece, two suites of two double-sided colour plates, and one suite of six double-sided black and white plates. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'To Johnm with very | best wishes, | from | Daphne June 1981.' Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, and orange endpapers. With the brown dust-jacket, priced at £6.50. Jacket a little sunned to spine, with some rubbing and bumping to edges. Very good. 13) Growning Pains: The Shaping of a Writer, London: Victor Gollancz, 1977. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.173 [3]. With 10 double-sided black and white photographic plates, as well as a black and white frontispiece. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to title page: 'To John, with happy | memories of the past — | though not so long ago | as this book's memories! | June 1981 | Daphne.' Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, and yellow endpapers. With the yellow dust-jacket, priced at £4.95. Some light handling. Near fine. 14) One black and white photographic postcard showing Du Maurier's home, Kilmarth House, dated October 1971, written by hand in blue ink: 'Dear John Reece | many thanks for the | Alexandrine book | which arrived this morning. Grandchildren | just left, and I can | now recover from the | ordeal with a good | read! sincerely Daphne du Maurier.' Lightly handled, with a caption added to the postcard by the author naming the house. 15) One typed letter on small headed note paper, dated June 1974, and signed in blue ink: 'Dear John Reece, | Many thanks for your letter. Yes, | if you turn up about 4 aclock on Wednesday the 19th | you will find me thinking of putting the kettle on | and making a cup of tea! I hope you and the family | are well. I've been working hard the past months and | have about finished my biography of the Bacon brothers | and their early days. Title "Golden Lads"! | Yours sincerely, | Daphne du Maurier.' Folded once, in the original type-written envelope, stamped with postmark. The collection is accompanied by two signed and dated letters addressed to Adrian Harrington Ltd. from the Executor of John Reece's estate, Richard R. Paramor, offering the books for sale and subsequently confirming the dispatch of books for inspection. Also included is the original list of books for sale from the estate. Publisher's agent John S. Reece worked for Victor Gollancz, and later for Michael Joseph, liaising between author and the publisher, and escorting authors to events such as signings. During the 1960's he got to know Daphne du Maurier through his work, and subsequently visited her in Cornwall with his family on numerous occasions. A sizeable collection of signed books and autograph material, rarely seen in recent years, with an unbroken chain of provenance. Item #59788

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