Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Rare Galley Proof Copy of Carson McCullers' Second Novel, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Inscribed by Her

    Carson McCullers. Reflections in a Golden Eye. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Original Galley Proofs. Inscribed by McCullers on the first page: "For Gene Andrewsky [?]/Best/Carson McCullers". Printed paper label on front cover with a price ($2.00) and a date (January 28/41, possibly publication date) written in manuscript in an unknown hand at bottom. Oblong octavo. Approximately 11.5 x 6.75 inches. 547 unnumbered pages, printed on rectos only. Publisher's burgundy cloth backstrip over plain grey paper and plain cardboard (front cover is paper, rear cover is cardboard). 291 unnumbered pages, printed on rectos only. Some dampstaining to binding, especially near backstrip, some wear and a few creases to front cover, mild dampstaining and wear to rear cover, corners of text a bit bumped, some minor soiling to fore-edge of text. A wonderful example of a very rare item. Housed in quarter brown morocco clamshell case. This controversial book is considered by literary scholar Anthony Slide to be one of only four familiar gay novels of the first half of the twentieth century in the English language.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 331

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520