Lot 1

Joan Didion (Group One) from the Library of Joan Didion

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Including: Run River, first edition, 1963; A Book of Common Prayer,  first edition, 1977; Democracy,  first edition 1984; The Last Thing He Wanted, soft cover, 1996; Vintage Didion, soft cover, 2004; The 1960s & 1970s, 2019; Slouching Towards Bethlehem, soft cover, 1979; The White Album, first edition, 1979; Salvador,  1983; Miami, 1987; After Henry, 1987; Political Fictions, 2001; Fixed Ideas, 2003; Where I Was From, 2003; The Year of Magical Thinking, 2005; Blue Nights, 2011; South and West, 2017; Let Me Tell You What I Mean, 2021; The Year of Magical Thinking, a Play by Joan Didion, 2007; and Joan Didion Essays and Conversations, edited by Ellen G. Friedman, 1984.  All with bookplates from the Library of Joan Didion.

Note: This lot includes the majority of Didion's published books. Of her writing, Didion said "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see,  and what it means." (from Why I Write, 1976). 


All with wear consistent with age and use.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.