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    Doris Lessing. Seven Signed First Editions, including: all five volumes of the "Canopus in Argos" series (two copies of the third volume). London: Jonathan Cape, [1979-1983]. [and:] Ben, In the World. [New York]: HarperCollins, 2000. All signed, all fine in dust jackets.

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    This lot includes: Shikasta. London: Jonathan Cape, [1979]. First edition. Signed by Lessing on title page. Octavo. 364 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth; top edge stained blue-gray. Gray endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. First volume in the Canopus in Argos: Archives series. [and:] The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five. London: Jonathan Cape, [1980]. First edition. Signed by Lessing on title page. Octavo. 244 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth; top edge stained blue-gray. Gray endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. Second volume in the Canopus in Argos: Archives series. [and:] The Sirian Experiments. London: Jonathan Cape, [1981]. First edition. Signed by Lessing on title page. Octavo. 288 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth; top edge stained blue-gray. Gray endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. Two copies. Third volume in the Canopus in Argos: Archives series. [and:] The Making of the Representative for Planet 8. London: Jonathan Cape, [1982]. First edition. Signed by Lessing on title page. Octavo. 144 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth. Gray endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. Fourth volume in the Canopus in Argos: Archives series. [and:] The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire. London: Jonathan Cape, [1983]. First edition. Signed by Lessing on title page. Octavo. 178 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth; top edge stained navy blue. Gray endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. Fifth (and final) volume in the Canopus in Argos: Archives series. [and:] Ben, In the World. [New York]: HarperCollins, 2000. Review copy of the first American edition, with review sheets and a photograph of Lessing (which she has signed on the reverse) laid in. Book is signed by Lessing on title page. Octavo. 178 pages. Publishers gilt-stamped black cloth over black paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. Sequel to The Fifth Child.

    Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.



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