1. The Floating Opera. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1956.
8vo (203 x 138 mm). Original brown cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket. Ownership label to front pastedown; bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown.
2. The End of the Road. Garden City: Doubleday, 1958.
8vo (206 x 136 mm). Original blue cloth, spine lettered in yellow, dust jacket.
3. The Sot-Weed Factor. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1960.
Large 8vo (230 x 149 mm). Original half yellow cloth over blue boards, spine lettered in blue, dust jacket.
4. Giles Goat-Boy. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1966.
Large 8vo (232 x 150 mm). Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket.
A fine set of Barth's first four books, condition generally quite good with only light shelfwear. Barth is one of the most influential of the post-modernist writers of the middle and late 20th century.