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Rare books from Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

Harry Potter and the Philosopher

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and the Chamber of Secrets, and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the Goblet of Fire, and the Order of the Phoenix, and the Half-Blood Prince, and the Deathly Hallows by ROWLING, J.K

London: Bloomsbury. 1999-2007. The first printings of the deluxe editions of the (at the time) full Harry Potter series. Clothbo...

The Naked Lunch

The Naked Lunch by BURROUGHS, William S

Paris: Olympia. (1959). The first issue of the first edition of his second book, a high spot of Beat and postwar American litera...

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by SALINGER, J.D

Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, a coming-of-age novel that has influenced successive generations of ...

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

The Sweet Flypaper of Life by DECARAVA, Roy and HUGHES, Langston

NY: Simon & Schuster. 1955. A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCa...

The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-12, and The Silmarillion

The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-12, and The Silmarillion by TOLKIEN, J.R.R

London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins. 1977, 1983-1996. A complete set of the first editions of these tales, poems, a...

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's Index (Book) by WARHOL, Andy

NY: Random House. 1967. The hardcover issue of this early Warhol production. Present: the castle, the accordion (silent), the ge...

Cycle of the Werewolf

Cycle of the Werewolf by KING, Stephen

(Westland): Land of Enchantment. (1983). Inscribed by King to his editor at Doubleday, Samuel Vaughan: "For Sam - Thanks for mak...

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree by CUMMINGS, E.E

1947. Oil on composition board. 32" x 25". Dated December 25, 1947. Inscribed by Cummings on the rear of the painting: "For Mari...

Typed Letter Signed

Typed Letter Signed by KELLER, Helen

1902. September 22 [1902]. Written to Mr. [William V.] Alexander, editor of Ladies Home Journal, who had requested a series of a...

Trainspotting [Signed Uncorrected Proof Copy]

Trainspotting [Signed Uncorrected Proof Copy] by WELSH, Irvine

London: Secker & Warburg. (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of his first novel, acclaimed upon publication and later the basis ...

Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by BURROUGHS, William S. as "William Lee

NY: Ace. (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Ag...

Signed Photograph

Signed Photograph by DYLAN, Bob

Undated. An 8" x 10" black-and-white glossy photo of the Nobel Laureate, taken during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour in late 197...

Goodbye, Columbus

Goodbye, Columbus by ROTH, Philip

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1959. His first book, a collection of short fiction including the title novella -- which was the basis...

Mason and Dixon [The Blue Proof Copy, Preceding the Beige ARC]

Mason and Dixon [The Blue Proof Copy, Preceding the Beige ARC] by PYNCHON, Thomas

NY: Henry Holt. (1997). The uncorrected proof copy in plain blue wrappers (not to be confused with the more common advance readi...


Pnin by NABOKOV, Vladimir

Garden City: Doubleday. 1957. The second printing of this short comic novel, signed by Nabokov and dated "21 Jan. 1959 Cornell U...


Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

We deal in rare books, specializing in modern literary first editions. We regularly issue catalogs of Modern Literature and less regularly issue catalogs of Native American Literature, the Literature of the Vietnam War and the 1960s, and Nature Writing. Ken is a former President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. We maintain an office in Hadley, Massachusetts and welcome visitors by appointment. We are always interested in buying rare books, manuscripts, or related material in any of our areas of specialty and are happy to hear from anyone offering such items to us.

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