Literary Miscellany - William Reese Company

Literary Miscellany - William Reese Company
Literary
Miscellany
Including Recent Acquisitions.
Catalogue 340
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1. Adams, Ansel: [Original Silver Gelatin Print, Signed]: FERN SPRING, DUSK ... [with:]
IMAGES 1923 - 1974. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1974 Original gelatin silver print
photograph (31 x 23 cm), printed by Adams from the negative. Dry mounted on archival
board (42 x 34 cm). Fine.
Print number 169 of 1000 numbered prints (500 numbered in Roman, 500 in Arabic), signed
by Adams on the mount, and with certificate of limitation and technical details on verso.
Published to accompany the deluxe, limited issue of Images 1923 - 1974, of which a copy
is present, also numbered ‘169’ and signed on the colophon by Adams. The book is blemished, as at some point early on a previous owner excised the front free endsheet, quite
likely to remove a presentation inscription, taking with it a significant area of the surface of
the pastedown. It is otherwise very good and sound in dust jacket, with both enclosed in a
somewhat faded and rubbed half calf oblong folio clamshell box, with the two short joints of
the top lid at the fore-edge broken. In other words, a beautiful, virtually untouched copy of
the signed print, with a flawed copy of the book tagging along. $3850.
2. [Adler, Jankel]: Themerson, Stefan: JANKEL ADLER AN ARTIST SEEN FROM ONE OF
MANY POSSIBLE ANGLES. [London]: Gaberbocchus Press Ltd., [1948]. Quarto. Decorated
wrapper over stiff wrapper. 12 full-page drawings by the subject. Browned at edges, with
some spots to the wrapper fold-ins from now absent “protective” wrapper; just a good copy.
First edition. One of 400 numbered copies printed by hand on handmade paper, and signed
by Adler and Themerson. This monograph appeared the year prior to Adler’s death. $225.
3. [AIGA Auction]: THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS THE FIFTH BOOK
AUCTION .... [New York: AIGA], March 1939. Printed wrappers. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise near fine.
The auction was held at Sardi’s on 21 March, and included 129 numbered lots, including
original Bruce Rogers manuscript maquettes, donations from the Black Sun Press, the
Grabhorns, Dard Hunter, Random House, and on and on. $25.
4. Aldington, Richard: IMAGES (1910-1915). London: The Poetry Bookshop, [1915]. Small
quarto. Pictorial wrappers, with a handcolored design by John Nash. The wrappers are a
bit dust darkened (but not foxed), small 1916 ownership signature inside front wrapper, but
a very good copy.
First edition of the author’s first book. Reilly includes this title, though it predates Aldington’s
active service and only one or two poems might be seen as alluding to the War.
WOOLMER A12. REILLY (WWI), p.39. $200.
5. Aldington, Richard: A FOOL I’ THE FOREST A PHANTASMAGORIA. New York: Lincoln
Mac Veagh / The Dial Press 1925. Gilt cloth. Usual offset on endsheets delimited by the jacket
flaps, otherwise a very good copy, in rather tanned dust jacket with a narrow discoloration
toward the lower edge of the front panel.
First edition, US issue, comprised of the British
edition altered solely by insertion of a cancel title
leaf. Like its UK sire, denoted a “limited edition” on
the front jacket panel. It seems likely that this US
issue was even more “limited” than the UK issue.
KERSHAW 12n. REILLY (WWI), p.39.
$60.
6. [Aldus Manutius]: De Vinne, Theodore: ALDVS PIVS MANVTIVS WITH AN ESSAY BY ...
TOGETHER WITH A LEAF FROM THE ALDINE
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI .... San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1924. Narrow
folio. Quarter cloth and boards, gilt pictorial label.
Light shelf-rubbing at tips, otherwise a very good
or better copy, in folding cloth clamshell box.
First edition. Copy #34 of 250 numbered copies printed at the Grabhorn Press on Kelmscott handmade paper in Poliphilus type. Each of the originally distributed copies included
a leaf from the grand illustrated 1499 edition from the Aldine Press. The leaf in this copy
is graced by a half-page woodcut. Upon publication copies were offered at a hierarchy of
prices: $12.50 for a purely typographic leaf; $15.00 for a leaf with an ornamental border,
and $15.00 and up for copies with pictorial woodcuts, as here, with the price increasing for
copies with better woodcuts. The narrative, sometimes attributed to Francesco Colonna, and
the anonymous illustrations, exerted a powerful influence on readers as diverse as Carl Jung
and Aubrey Beardsley. In 1955, fifty sets of remaining sheets were bound up, but included
only a facsimile leaf.
GRABHORN 67. Sold
7. Alexandrov, A.: USSR IN CONSTRUCTION A MONTHLY ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE
[Whole Number 11]. [Moscow: State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, November 1932.
Folio (41.5 x 30cm). Typographic wrappers. Heavily illustrated with photographs. Corners a
bit bumped, upper wrapper chipped at top corners. otherwise very good.
Founded by Maxim Gorky and published in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1941 (and 1949),
under the general editorship of G. Piatakov. An issue of this innovative periodical devoted
to “the industrialization of the north,” specifically “Yakutia and the Port of Igarka.” This is the
English language edition, with Alexandrov’s text translated by D.S. Mirsky. “All the visual
strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitsky, Rodchenko and others were
developed in USSR in Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the
twentieth century” - Parr-Badger. Versions were also published in Russian, German and French.
PARR-BADGER I:148 $500.
8. [American Children’s Book - 19th Century German Language]: DIE GEFAHR IN DEN
STRASSEN. NEBST EINIGEN ANDERN ERZÄHLUNGEN. Philadelphia: Gedrucht bey Jacob
Meyer. Für Johnson und Warner Bro., 1810. 36pp. 12mo. Early plain stiff salmon wrappers.
Typical scattered foxing and slight offsetting, but a very good copy.
First edition in this format. The woodcut title-vignette is ascribed to A. Anderson. Seven
edifying tales for the young.
ROSENBACH 418. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 20192. WELCH 431. BÖTTE & TANNHOF 1770.
OCLC 207258103. $75.
9. [American Children’s Book - Anonymous]: VILLAGE ANNALS, CONTAINING AUSTERUS
AND HUMANUS. A SYMPATHETIC TALE. Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1814. 35,[1]
pp. 12mo. Laid (formerly sewn) into 19th century drab stiff wrappers. Frontis and seven
wood engravings. Slight tanning and light foxing, wrapper spine a bit frayed; a good copy.
First US edition of this densely moralistic tale for the young, published earlier in the UK. The
OCLC entry calls for only five wood engravings in addition to the frontis. This is one of the
titles in the infamous remainder of early American children’s books that passed to Rosenbach
from Moses Polock’s stock.
ROSENBACH 514. WELCH 1381. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 33546. OCLC: 155444872.
$100.
10. [American Printing History Association]: Peich, Michael [ed]: A TYPE MISCELLANY
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY BROADSIDE PORTFOLIO. [New York: APHA], 1994. [6]pp. plus
29 broadsides. Small folio (33 x 25.5 cm). Laid into folding cloth case, gilt leather label. Fine.
One of two hundred portfolios, designed by Jerry Kelly, with 29 broadsides printed by members
of the Association, including Dwight Agner, Mark Argetsinger, Henry Morris, Lowell Bodger,
John DePol, Morris Gelfand, Darrell Hyder, Steve Miller, Henry Morris, David Pankow, Gaylord
Schanilec, Neil Shaver, Michael Tarachow, Tom Taylor, Asa Peavy, Jack Stauffacher, Roderick
Stinehour, and others. This copy is complete -- some lack Henry Morris’s contribution due
to insufficient copies of his broadside. $600.
11. Andolcetti, Fernando: LE PETIT VIOLON [cover title]. [Italy: The Artist], 1991. Stiff board
folder (13 x 8 cm) with manuscript label. Fine.
Copy #1 of seven similar but unique copies of this artist’s book, consisting of an inner nested
“butterfly” effect of violin-shaped pages of delicate tissue with a pattern of hand-drawn
marks. $75.
12. [Angry Penguins]: Heyward, Michael: THE ERN MALLEY AFFAIR. [London]: Faber and
Faber, [1993]. Boards. Black & white photographs. Introduction by Robert Hughes. Textblock
tanned, as usual, tiny spot in margin of pp. 83-8, otherwise very good in shelfworn pictorial
dust jacket by Sidney Nolan.
First edition. Publisher’s review flyer laid in. Ownership signature of poet/publisher James
Laughlin. A detailed account of this fascinating Australian literary hoax. $30.
13. [Argus Imprint]: Bayer, Robert John: POOR MAN’S HOBBY BEING NOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO BRAVELY CHALLENGE CIRCUMSTANCE TO FORM A
COLLECTION OF BOOKS SO THAT THEIR LIVES MAY TAKE ON ADDED LUSTER AND
THEIR LATE MEMORIES ADDED GRACIOUSNESS. Chicago: The Argus Book Shop, Inc.,
1935. 26,[1]pp. Printed wrappers. First edition. Wrapper faintly dust toned at edges, but very
good or better. $40.
14. [Arion Press]: Ketcham, Diana: LE DÉSERT DE RETZ LA JARDIN PITTORESQUE DE
MONSIEUR DE MONVILLE A LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH FOLLY GARDEN
.... San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1990. Oblong folio (26 x 41.5 cm). Cloth, paper label.
Illustrations and photographs. Fine in cloth and marbled boards slipcase, with the prospectus
laid in.
First edition. One of 400 copies printed under the direction of Andrew Hoyem. Preface by
Olivier Choppin de Janvry. Illustrated with thirty-two photographs by Michael Kenna and
twenty-six reproductions of engravings from 1785. A substantial study of this remarkable
property on the edge of the forêt de Marly in the commune of Chambourcy, in north-central
France, then undergoing preservation and restoration. $450.
15. Arnaud, Georges [sourcework]: [Pictorial One Sheet for:] SORCERER. [Np]: Universal Paramount., 1977. Studio one-sheet (41 x 27”). Faint rubs at folds, but fine, unused.
The superbly pictorial one-sheet issued to promote the US distribution of William Friedkin’s
masterful revisiting of the sourcework for La Salaire de la Peur (The Wages of Fear), starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Amidou, et al. Walon Green wrote the screenplay. The
poster features the iconic image of the truck making the perilous bridge crossing. $65.
16. Arnaud, Georges [sourcework]: [Set of Pictorial Lobby Cards for:] SORCERER. [Np]:
Universal - Paramount., 1977. Set of eight 11 x 14” color lobby cards. Fine, unused.
A complete set of the lobby cards issued to promote the US distribution of William Friedkin’s
masterful revisiting of the sourcework for La Salaire de la Peur (The Wages Of Fear), starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Amidou, et al. Walon Green wrote the screenplay. $85.
17. Auster, Paul: AUGGIE WREN’S CHRISTMAS STORY. New York: William Drenttel, 1992.
Small quarto. Full black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, gilt contrasting leather label inset into
upper board. Fine in marbled paper over boards slipcase with cloth endpieces.
First edition in book form (US issue). With an illustration by Brian Cronin. From a total edition
of 450 copies printed at the Libanus Press, this is copy #14 of fifty numbered copies bound
thus, and signed by the author. $400.
18. Auster, Paul: AUGGIE WREN’S CHRISTMAS STORY. New York: William Drenttel, 1992.
Small quarto. Cloth and marbled boards, paper labels. Fine.
First edition in book form (US issue). With an illustration by Brian Cronin. From a total edition of 450 copies printed at the Libanus Press, this is copy #54 of one hundred numbered
copies bound thus, and signed by the author. $225.
19. Auster, Paul: AUGGIE WREN’S CHRISTMAS STORY. [Birmingham,UK]: Delos Press,
1992. Small quarto. Marbled wrapper over stiff wrapper, paper label. Fine.
First edition in book form (UK issue). With an illustration by Brian Cronin. From a total edition
of 450 copies printed at the Libanus Press, this is one of 300 regular copies in wrappers,
issued unsigned. $100.
20. [Ballou, Maturin M.]: Lieutenant Murray [pseud]: THE CHILD OF THE SEA, OR THE
SMUGGLER OF COLONIAL TIMES. AND THE LOVE TEST. Boston: United States Publishing Company, 1846. [4],[5]-100pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume, without
wrappers. Printed in double columns. Plate. Some browning and occasional spotting, but a
good, sound copy.
First edition. A somewhat early collection by the prolific journalist and sensational novelist,
incorporating two shorter works not noted on the title: “The Rescue: a Story of the Gaming
House,” and “The Gipsey Girl.” Ballou partnered with Gleason on one enterprise, published
The Flag of Our Union and Ballou’s Dollar Monthly, among other serials hospitable to
fiction, eventually rose to serve as the first editor of The Boston Globe, and published a
number of serious travel books. He built the St. James Hotel and was proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum, stations somewhat removed from the blood and thunder of his early fiction.
OCLC locates six copies of this title: Yale, AAS, Princeton, Brown, UVa, and NY Historical.
WRIGHT I:233. OCLC: 11620467. $175.
21. Barnes, Djuna: RYDER ... WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR. New York: Horace
Liveright, 1928. Cloth. Frontis and plates. A fine copy, in good-very good dust jacket with
some tanning to spine and rear panel, a few small spots along the lower fold, and a few tiny
sliver chips along the edges. The pictorial front panel remains quite fresh.
First edition. “Limited” to three thousand copies. An eight panel Boni & Liveright catalogue
leaflet is laid in. $500.
22. Barrie, J. M. [sourcework]: [Original Color Lithographed Theatrical Poster for:] THE LITTLE MINISTER. Cincinnati & New York: Strobridge Litho. Co.,
1897. Folio (34 x 26”; 86 x 65 cm). Multi-color original
pictorial stone lithograph. Rolled, but not folded. Paper
reinforcement along margins on verso closing a few
creases and tears in the margins, “Culver Pictures Inc”
stamps and fragmentary label on verso, otherwise a
bright, fresh, striking example.
A beautiful original lithographed theatrical poster for the
American production of the 1897 dramatic adaptation
by Barrie of his 1891 novel. According to Cutler, the
play was produced for copyright purposes in London
in July 1897. Its first public run was then at the Empire
Theatre, New York, opening on 27 September 1897,
with the first London public production opening on 6
November. Maude Adams famously played the role of
Lady Babbie, and the Charles Frohman production ran
a total of 300 performances. There are at least three
forms of the poster for this American production, of
which two (including this version) differ only in the text.
This version may have been prepared for a roadshow
engagement, as “The Success of the Century” has replaced Maude Adams’s name and
Frohman’s name is no longer present, but the imagery has remained the same. It should be
noted that Adams toured with the production in some of its earliest road engagements, at
least well into the autumn of 1898.
CUTLER, p.71. $500.
23. Barrie, J. M. [sourcework], and Allan Scott, et al [screenwriters]: [Original Studio Pressbook for:] QUALITY STREET. [New York]: RKO Radio Pictures, [1937]. 19,[1]pp. Folio (46 x
30.8 cm). Highly pictorial self wrappers. Heavily illustrated. Studio stamp on upper wrapper,
small adhesion scar on upper wrapper in a relatively innocuous place, a bit of dusting at
lower edge of upper wrapper, lower wrapper modestly dust smudged, but a very good copy.
A substantial publicity pressbook for George Stevens’s 1937 film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s
play, based on a screenplay by Allan Scott, Mortimer Offner and Jack Townley. Katherine
Hepburn and Franchot Tone lead the cast. This was the second adaptation of the property,
but the first sound version. $200.
24. Bax, Martin: THE HOSPITAL SHIP. [New York]: New Directions, [1976]. Cloth. First
American edition of this apocalyptic vision by the editor of Ambit. Inscribed by the author
on the title-page to an associate of the publisher. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. $75.
25. Beard, Mark: UTAH READER. New York: Vincent Fitzgerald & Company, 1986. Oblong
folio (29.2 x 39cm). Blue-green silk over boards, lettered in orange, by Gérard Charriere.
Illustrated with sixteen images incorporating color linocuts. Bookplate on front pastedown,
small sticker shadow in corner of upper board, pale 4.5 x 7cm waterspot on upper board,
otherwise about fine.
First edition of the second of the artist’s autobiographical visual narratives, with the text reproduced by silkscreen from his manuscript, complemented by an array of linocuts printed on
a variety of papers and incorporating occasional onlays, pullouts, foldouts, applied surfaces,
highlighting, collage effects, handcoloring, etc. Several of the images are double-page spreads
or larger (folded). One of a total edition of forty numbered copies, printed on Arches, and
signed by the artist. The focus in the present work is the artist’s family and youth in Utah,
his upbringing as a Mormon, and the collection of mentors, events and dreams that shaped
his development. $3250.
26. [Beckett, Samuel]: MY WAY IS IN THE SAND FLOWING .... [first line]. London: John
Calder (Publishers) Ltd., [1977]. Oblong folio broadside (47.5 x 59.5 cm). Somewhat rumpled
at edges, with several small nicks and a couple short tears, still a good copy of an ephemeral
and uncommon broadside.
A striking promotional broadside for the publication of Collected Poems in English And
French, dominated by a photograph of Beckett, accompanied by a selection from the text. $75.
27. Beerbohm, Max: [Autograph Letter, Signed, to Emery Walker]. 48, Upper Berkeley
St., London, W. 16 December 1908. 1 1/2pp. 12mo, on folded sheet of letterhead. Creased
for mailing, short break at vertical fold, signs of having been mounted on rear blank panel,
Beerbohm’s name hand-lettered (by recipient?) beneath his signature; a good example.
Beerbohm writes Emery Walker in regard to a forthcoming talk: “My dear Mr. Emery Walker
‘Ideals of Indian Art’ mayn’t be such a very attractive subject, but repulsive indeed would
have to be the subject that would vault [?] me of[f] the long-looked-forward-to pleasure of
presenting myself in Clifford’s Inn ....” Signed in full. $200.
28. Bell, Marvin: THE CASE FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES [caption title]. [Iowa City]: UI
Center for the Book, 2004. Oblong quarto broadside (29.75 x 45 cm.). Calligraphy by Cheryl
Jacobsen. A bit of light creasing and rumpling at horizontal edges, very good.
First printing in this deluxe format. One of an unspecified number of copies printed letterpress
on watermarked Johannot paper. Signed by the author. Commissioned by Humanities Iowa
in celebration of the State of Iowa’s Year of Arts, Culture and Recreation and the University
of Iowa’s Year of Arts and Humanities, July 2004 - July 2005. $60.
29. Bell, Marvin: THE PARABOLIC CURVE OF THE RED STEM OF A DANDELION GONE
TO SEED [caption title]. West Hills, LI: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 2004. Quarto
broadside (28 x 21.5 cm). Near fine.
First separate edition. One of 100 numbered copies, signed by the poet. Published to commemorate Marvin Bell’s tenure as the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association’s 24th Poet-inResidence. $50.
30. [Bindings]: THIRTEENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF ARTISTIC BOOKBINDING [wrapper
title] EXHIBITION OF A SPECIAL COLLECTION EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ALMANACKS
AND SOUVENIR CASES ... SILVER BINDINGS ... EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED
BOOKS .... New York: Bonaventure’s Galleries, Nov 28 to December 5 1904. [12]pp. Sewn
pictorial wrappers. Plates and photographs. Pencil checks and annotations in the list of 18th
century illustrated books, otherwise near fine.
First edition. With a long prefatory letter by Henri Pène du Bois printed inside the upper
wrapper. Uncommon. OCLC locates a single copy, at the Smithsonian.
OCLC: 30601675. $65.
31. [Black Sun Press]: MacLeish, Archibald: EINSTEIN. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. Small
folio. Early three quarter blue morocco, raised bands, spine gilt extra, original front wrapper bound in. Frontis portrait by Paul Emile Becat. Spine sunned and rubbed at tips, a few
minor foxmarks and smudges, small faint address blindstamp in corner of blank, otherwise
a very good copy.
First edition in book form. One of 100 numbered copies on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen, from
a total edition of 150 copies.
MINKOFF A-23. $300.
32. [Blaine, Mahlon]: Legman, Gershon: THE ART OF MAHLON BLAINE. [Lansing, MI]:
Peregrine Books, 1982. Quarto. Cloth. Frontispiece. Eight color reproductions, and over
seventy black & white drawings. Fine, in very good or better, slightly tanned dust jacket.
First edition, limited clothbound issue. One of 100 numbered copies for sale (of 125), signed
by the authors. Introduction by Robert Arrington, bibliography by Roland Trenary. Legman
provides a substantial consideration / memoir of Blaine and his contributions to genre illustration, from literary classics to fantasy and erotic art. $150.
33. Blunden, Edmund: UNDERTONES OF WAR. London: Richard Cobden-Sanderson, [1928].
Black cloth. Minute snag in fore-edge of free endsheet, otherwise fine and bright in characteristically spine and edge darkened dust jacket with a minor nick at the crown of the spine.
First edition of the author’s major contribution to the prose reminiscence literature of the
Great War
KIRKPATRICK A28a. $325.
34. Blunt, Wilfred S.: ESTHER: A YOUNG MAN’S TRAGEDY: TOGETHER WITH THE LOVE
SONNETS OF PROTEUS. [Boston: Copeland and Day], 1895. Small quarto. Publisher’s
original printed paper wrapper over boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Tiny tears in
wrapper at tips of joints, some offset from fold-ins to endsheets, otherwise near fine.
First printing in this format. One of 500 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper, from an
edition of 550 published as the second volume in the publisher’s “English Love Sonnet Series.” The title-page, borders and 142 initials were crafted by Bertram G. Goodhue. Kraus
calls for the spine imprint to be dated ‘1895’; this copy is dated ‘1896’ at the base of the
spine. As publication occurred on 21 December 1895, postdating would seem logical, but
the variation from the bibliographic description is puzzling.
KRAUS 38. $400.
35. Bolitho, William [i.e. William Bolitho Ryall]: [Remarkable Typed Letter, Signed, with
Manuscript Corrections and Revisions]. La Préfète, Montfavet, Vaucluse, France. 1 February 1926. Four closely typed pages, on four quarto sheets of airmail stationary. Folded,
several old paper clip rust marks, some marginal breaks at folds, but good to very good.
A superb letter from Bolitho (1891-1930), South African journalist and biographer, intimate
friend of Hemingway, Noël Coward, Walter Lippman and others, to editor and literary agent
Coburn Gilman (1893 - 1967). Extending to ca. 1000 words, with frequent manuscript corrections and insertions, Bolitho responds to questions posed by Gilman (“...how you torture
me. Your questionnaire has haunted me more nights than a most unbusinesslike habit and
pathological loathing of answering letters will excuse ...”) with what amounts to an autobiography and self-appraisal, including his upbringing in South Africa and education, his service
in the Great War (“...they made me a bomber, because I had taken Metaphysics and the
Classics at University and therefore know nothing totally whatever of Chemistry. I was in three
battles ... you did not need to know drill or do anything, just get killed, so ended by being
buried at the Somme ...”), and his recuperation and service for the British War Council. He
gives an account of his work as a journalist (specifically for the New York World), his life in
France, and his writing: “Now you know pretty well Mr. Gilman, that all that is why my stuff
reads so queer and new and aloof. What Walter Lippman said about me is true. I write like
the Man from Mars, I like to polish it a bit and say that I am the discoverer of Europe ... Why
should anyone buy my books? I don’t know except that they are new and must be strange
...Why should Christopher Morley take one of my essays (Saxophone from Leviathan) and
put it into his Modern Essays? Why should Harpers of all people become my publishers and
every post bring me fan-letters and other publishers[‘] affable pressing invitations to write
a novel? All this I know I shall understand better when a skilled man, outside me, as I am
perforce outside the rest of the world sends me the significant inch of ad [i.e. advertisement] that he will boil it all down to. But don’t lose this letter: I swear to never write what is
in it again, as I never have before.” Signed “William Bolitho,” with a manuscript postscript
offering to send a photo if Gilman does not yet have one. In 1926, Harper & Bros. published the US edition of Murder for Profit, and it is likely that this autobiographical epic is
associated with that forthcoming publication. Bolitho died at the age of 40, from peritonitis
brought on by appendicitis. Gilman is best remembered for his close friendship with Dawn
Powell.
$250.
36. [Book Arts in Italy]: Bertieri, Raffaello, et al: STUDI GRAFICI .... Milano: Coi Tippi
Dell’Istituto Grafico Bertieri, 1934 [XII E.F.]. [6],329,[1]pp. plus plates. Quarto. Modern cloth
and fabriano over boards, original labels preserved. Spine label rubbed, otherwise near fine
in custom cloth and marbled board slipcase.
First edition. A collection of essays on a number of aspects of bookmaking, publishing and
design, both antiquarian and modern, copiously illustrated, some in color, and with various
tipped-in specimens. Contributors include R. Bertieri, Augusto Calabi, Pio Colombo, Mario
Ferrigni, G,G, Giannini, and Dalmazzo Gianolio. OCLC locates 6 copies spread over four
entries, only two of them (Morgan Library and National Gallery of Art) in North America.
OCLC: 79103359 $225.
37. [Bookplates]: Tichy, Gyula: EGY TUSOS ÜVEG MESÉI. [Budapest: Világosság 1909].
[84]pp. Quarto. Pictorial wrapper with silk spine strapping. A few small rust spots collected
around a 1” area of the spine, wrappers faintly sunned and smudged, tiny crease at lower
forecorner of upper wrapper, otherwise very good to near fine.
First edition. Prefatory note by Bálint Aladár. A selection of Tichy’s engravings, block prints
and bookplate designs, the majority of them incorporating mildly erotic imagery. Tichy
(1879-1920) was strongly influenced by his viewing of Beardsley’s work at a 1907 Budapest
exhibition. Scarce.
BENEZIT XIII:938. $300.
38. [Bookplates]: Schjaerven, Henry: EX LIBRIS 25 BOKEIERMERKER .... Oslo: [Reistaad
& Sonns], 1952. Quarto. Decorated wrapper. Wrapper faintly tanned and lightly smudged;
a very good copy.
First edition. Copy #18 of 450 numbered copies. This copy is signed by the artist, and is
illustrated with 25 tipped-in original color pictorial bookplates -- all are present in this copy.
With Forewords (in Danish and Swedish) by Otto Wang and Olav Myre. $175.
39. Borges, Jorge Luis: OEUVRE POETIQUE 1925 - 1965. [Paris]: NRF / Gallimard, [1970].
Printed wrappers. About fine, largely unopened, in glassine.
First edition, limited issue. One of 39 numbered copies, printed on large vélin pur fil LafumaNavarre. Translations into French, with a Foreword by Ibarra, and with a Preface to the
French edition by Borges. Published as vol. DXLII of the series Du Monde Entier. $300.
40. Borges, Jorge Luis: THE CONGRESS. London: Enitharmon Press, 1974. Small quarto.
Cloth textured boards. Portrait frontis by Hugo Manning. Fine in dust jacket.
First U.K. edition in book form, trade issue, of this translation by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
in collaboration with the author. One of 250 copies (this copy not numbered), from a total
edition of 300. $250.
41. Borges, Jorge Luis: RAGNARÖK. [Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW]: Nicholas Pounder 1990.
Small octavo. Printed wrappers. Fine.
Translation by Nestor Silva. One of 50 copies for friends of the press (of 550), sewn rather
than stapled, all printed at the Catnip Press. The translation is printed in parallel with the
original text. $45.
42. Bosschere, Jean de [illus]: THE GOLDEN ASSE OF LUCIUS APULEIUS.... London: John
Lane The Bodley Head, 1923. Large octavo. Gilt decorated brown cloth, t.e.g. Mild rubbing
to tips, otherwise a very nice, bright copy.
First edition thus, illustrated in color and black and white by Bosschere. The Aldington translation, with an introduction by E.B. Osborn. One of three thousand numbered copies. $75.
43. Bradley, Will: BRADLEY, HIS BOOK. Springfield: The Wayside Press, May 1896. Volume
one, number one. Narrow large octavo. Sewn pictorial wrappers. Extensively illustrated. Fine.
The one-man vehicle of the distinguished designer & artisan, Will Bradley, of which a total
of seven complete issues were published, plus a fragment included only in a later omnibus
printing. Contributors to this number include Harriet Monroe and Richard Harding Davis. A
total of 6250 copies of this issue were printed -- it would appear that the deluxe version offered in the prospectus did not come to fruition.
BAMBACE, p.122. $250.
44. [Bradley, Will]: DODD MEAD & CO’S NEW AND STANDARD BOOKS CHRISTMAS
MDCCCXCVIII. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1898]. 32pp. plus plates. Narrow small quarto. Decorative printed wrappers. Printed in red and black. Corners a bit bumped, with shallow chips at
overlap edges of wrappers, and a bit more from the upper forecorners, otherwise very good.
“Arranged and Printed ... by Will Bradley at the University Press....”
BAMBACE, p.185. $100.
45. [Bradley, Will]: DODD MEAD & CO’S NEW AND STANDARD BOOKS CHRISTMAS
MDCCCXCIX. [New York: Dodd, Mead, 1899]. 48pp. plus plates and portraits. Decorative
printed wrappers. Printed in red and black. Heavily illustrated and decorated. Extreme blank
fore-tips of upper wrapper chipped, otherwise about fine.
“Arranged and Printed ... by Will Bradley at the University Press....”
BAMBACE, p.185. $100.
46. [Bradley, Will (?)]: D. APPLETON & COMPANY’S PRELIMINARY AUTUMN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1900. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1900. 23,[1]pp. plus insert. Decorative
printed wrappers. Printed in red and black. Extreme blank lower fore-tip of upper wrapper
chipped, a couple small nicks, otherwise about fine.
Even if without an explicit credit line, heavily influenced by the Bradley style. The upper
wrapper bears a co-imprint for C. Lauriat Company in Boston. $100.
47. [Bradley, Will]: Wither, George: A LOVE SONG. [Concord, MA: Will Bradley...the Sign of
the Vine, ca. 1903]. Small octavo. Grey boards, printed label. About fine, unopened.
First edition in this format, designed, set-up and decorated with rubricated title and initials
in red by Bradley, the whole printed on handmade paper at the Heintzeman Press. This
copy is signed by Bradley on the front free endsheet. One of four titles in similar format
undertaken by Bradley in 1903.
BAMBACE A63. $200.
48. [Braislin Sale]: FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AND ENGLISH AUTHORS ... THE
RENOWNED COLLECTION OF DR. WILLIAM C. BRAISLIN, BROOKLYN, N.Y. New York:
American Art Association / Anderson Galleries, 1937. 151,[1]pp. Folded and gathered sheets,
laid into printed wrapper. Wrapper a bit sunned at edges and nicked at spine ends; very good.
A distinguished sale of over 600 lots, including important Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville
and Thoreau items, a substantial lot of Hardy, and a broad selection of 18th and 19th century
association copies and rarities. Braislin (1865 - 1948) sold his Americana a decade earlier.
This not-yet-bound copy, formerly in the Seven Gables catalogue accumulation, was just
possibly sent to the Collectors Bookshop as an advance copy. $50.
49. Bramah, Ernest: THE WALLET OF KAI-LUNG. London: Grant Richards, 1923. Large
octavo. Linen and boards, gilt morocco label, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Some of the
mottling of the linen occasionally seen on copies, ownership signature and gift inscription,
but a good copy, without dust jacket.
First deluxe edition, with a new Introduction by Grant Richards about the author and the
publication of the original 1900 edition. One of two hundred numbered copies, signed by
Bramah. $150.
50. Briley, John [screenwriter]: “POPE JOAN” AN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY. London: Big
City Productions, February 1971. [1],147,iii leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed
on rectos only of salmon and white stock. Bradbound in plain wrappers. A few scattered
manuscript corrections/revisions, otherwise very good.
An unspecified revised draft of this original screenplay, the basis for the 1972 release. Laid
in is a single sheet dated 2 April updating revisions subsequent to the pink revises in this
copy (including deletion of over ten scenes). Michael Anderson directed an impressive cast
that included Liv Ullman as the lead, Jeremy Kemp, Olivia de Havilland, Trevor Howard and
Maximilian Schell. “After a muted critical response, the film was severely re-edited. In its
original incarnation, the film contained many flashbacks and flash-forwards, quite a progressive style for 1972. These were all removed to create a more linear story and the film was
then released as The Devil’s Imposter. These changes were reinstated for a 2009 reissue”
- IMDB. In spite of this less than successful production, Briley went on to greater undertakings, including winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his script for Gandhi (1982) and
writing the screenplay adaptation for Cry Freedom, among other films. $125.
51. Britton, Burt [collection of]: SELF-PORTRAIT BOOK PEOPLE PICTURE THEMSELVES
FROM THE COLLECTION OF .... New York: Random House, [1976]. Oblong quarto. Cloth
and boards. Edges a bit sunned and shelfworn, but a near very good copy in lightly used
dust jacket with small chip at top edge of rear panel.
First edition, clothbound issue. Contributor Gerard Malanga has signed this copy next to his
name in the index. $125.
52. Brodovitch, Alexey [art director]: PORTFOLIO A MAGAZINE FOR THE GRAPHIC ARTS
[with:] PORTFOLIO THE ANNUAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS [Whole numbers 1 & 3]. Cincinnati
& New York: Zebra Press & Duell, Sloane & Pearce, Winter 1950 and 1951. Two numbers
(of three published). Small folio (33 x 25.5 cm). Typographically decorated wrappers. Heavily
illustrated with photographs, tipped-in extras, drawings, etc. Light edgewear and a couple
of nicks to wrapper of first issue, some tanning at edges and significant loss to the spine
covering of the second number (as often), light dusting to endsheets, but a very good copy
of the 1st number, and apart from the almost inevitable chipping to the spine, a very good
copy of the third and last number.
Edited by George S. Rosenthal and Frank Zachary, with Brodovitch in charge of art direction and design. Portfolio represented a substantial achievement for its time, showcasing
the graphic and fine arts, both historical and contemporary, with contributions by, or articles
about, many of the current and past innovators (Rand, Shahn, Bodoni, Kauffer, Penn, Avedon,
Steinberg, Calder, Cartier-Bresson, et al). Eschewing advertisements in favor of content,
Portfolio’s high production costs, without the benefit of advertising income, resulted in its
early demise. The 3d glasses that accompanied the article on stereoscopy in the 3rd number
are still present. “Besides his achievements at [Harper’s] Bazaar, Brodovitch’s legacy as a
publications designer includes the short-lived but influential magazine Portfolio, three issues
of which were published in 1949 and 1950. A flashy, innovative quarterly aimed at the design
profession, Portfolio contained profusely illustrated feature on Alexander Calder, Charles
Eames, Paul Rand, Saul Steinberg and others, as well as articles surveying the graphic
variations of cattle brands and shopping bags. As art editor, Brodovitch helped conceive the
magazine’s contents, as well as creating its distinct design with the help of die-cuts, transparent pages, multi-page fold outs and other elaborate (and expensive) graphic devices” -- A.
Grundberg, AIGA web biography. $850.
53. Brooke, Rupert: 1914. Lake Tahoe: The Huckleberry Press, 1989. Small folio (32 x 21
cm). Cloth and printed Fabriano over boards, paper spine label. Portrait frontis. Fine in
marbled paper slipcase.
First printing in this format. From a total edition of fifty numbered copies printed by Greg
Peterson and John Balkwill (who also prepared the woodcut portrait), this is one of twentyfive copies printed on Rives Heavyweight. $125.
54. [Brühl, Gustav]: Giorg, Kara [pseud]: DIE HELDEN DES AMAZON. Cincinnati, OH: Druck
von Mecklenborg & Rosenthal, 1879. 16pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume,
without wrappers. Near fine.
First edition of this relatively scarce pamphlet poem by the prominent Prussian-born Germanlanguage Cincinnati poet / physician / anthropologist / book collector. OCLC locates eight
copies.
OCLC: 33390807. $100.
55. Bühler, Curt: FIFTEENTH CENTURY BOOKS AND THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: AN
ADDRESS ... AND A CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION OF FIFTEENTH CENTURY BOOKS
HELD AT THE GROLIER CLUB, APRIL 15 - JUNE 1, 1952. New York: The Grolier Club,
1952. Small quarto. Cloth and decorated boards. Collotype plates. A couple fore-tips nicked,
a bit of rubbing at tips, but a very good or better copy.
First edition. One of one thousand copies printed by Peter Bielenson. Inscribed by Bühler
on the front free endsheet: “The first copy is for Louis M. Rabinowitz to whose generosity
and kindness this book and I are so heavily indebted ....” $55.
56. [Bullnettle Press]: Jones, Alice: ANATOMY. [San Francisco]: Bullnettle Press, 1997.
Narrow quarto. Quarter transparent vellum and pastepaper boards. Illustrations. About fine.
First edition. One of a total edition of one hundred copies printed by Asa Peavy in Gill Sans
on Rives, with color linocuts by Coriander Reisbord. An early collection by the poet/physician.
Fifteen copies were left in sheets or offered bound in full vellum. $150.
57. Buñuel, Luis, and “Philip Ansell Roll” (i.e. Hugo Butler) [screenwriters]: [Original Pictorial
Lobby Title Card for:] ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. [Np]: United Artists, 1954.
Original 11x14” pictorial title card. Soft creasing toward upper right corner, otherwise very
near fine.
The title card from the series of lobby cards issued to promote U.S. distribution of the film
adaptation of Defoe’s novel, co-written by master director Buñuel and Hugo Butler, then
working in self-imposed exile in Mexico in company with his wife and Dalton Trumbo, and
writing under various pseudonyms as a consequence of the effects of the Blacklist. The
faithful yet stylistically imaginative adaptation starred Daniel O’Herlihy as Crusoe and Jaime
Fernández as Friday. It was Buñuel’s first color film, and is one of the central productions of
his Mexican period. O’Herlihy was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role after United
Artists took on theatrical distribution for the film in the U.S. $125.
58. [Burgess, Anthony (sourcework)]: Kubrick, Stanley [director]: ORANGE TIMES. VOL. 2
NO. 001. [Np]. Spring/Summer 1972. [8]pp. Folio tabloid (38 x 29 cm), on newsprint. Heavily
illustrated, including color. Folded, as issued. Stamp for 5th Ave. Cinema on upper wrapper,
otherwise very good.
The promotional throw-away distributed to promote the wider general release of Kubrick’s
publicly controversial adaptation of Burgess’s novel. Much is made of the critical reception
(including an essay by John Fitzgerald, following his dismissal from Our Sunday Visitor),
and a gathering of comments on, and recollections of working with, Kubrick is included. Yes,
we all picked up a copy at the time, but very few of us can still find them. Copies also appear
without the ‘Spring/Summer’ date specificity. $50.
59. Burns, Robert: POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT. London: Printed for A.
Strahan; T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1787. xlviii,[13]-372pp. Large
octavo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt extra, with five decorated gilt spine compart-
ments and gilt black morocco label. Portrait, with tissue guard. Minor wear along the upper
joint, early ink price (‘7/6’) in extreme upper forecorner of front pastedown, a couple of early
instances of marginal highlighting, small discoloration at fore-edge of leaves M2-4, otherwise
a quite nice, very good or better copy.
The “third edition,” but the first edition printed in London, following the editions from Kilmarnock
(1786), Edinburgh (1787), Belfast and Dublin (1787), and distribution of some of Creech’s
copies of the Edinburgh edition through the London trade. Egerer, based on scrutiny of advertisements and the like, suggests this edition appeared in November. The substantial list of
subscribers (pp. xi-xlviii) is testament to the measure of enthusiasm with which this edition was
anticipated. While not a scarce book in ordinary condition, it is uncommon in this condition.
EGERER 5. ESTC T91546. NCBEL II:1991. $1250.
60. [Burroughs, William S.]: Harris, Oliver, et al: SHOOTING GALLERY A PERFORMANCE
AT RIFLEMAKER .... London. November 2005. Hand-decorated green wrappers, with hole
punches imitating bullet holes. Photomechanically reproduced. Illustrations. About fine.
One of 100 numbered copies, the wrappers executed by hand by Ian MacFadyen. The program for an event featuring Harris, Ian MacFadyen and Terry Wilson, much of it referencing
Burroughs, including a collage portrait of him in a “19th Century Shooting Gallery.” $45.
61. Calvino, Italo: THE SILENT MR. PALOMAR. New York: Targ Editions, 1981. Cloth and
boards. Trace of sunning at extreme top edge, otherwise fine, with errata slip laid in, in
printed glassine dust jacket.
First edition in English, translated by William Weaver. One of two hundred and fifty copies
printed at the Grenfell Press on Fabriano Roma, and signed by the author. $350.
62. Castelnuovo, Sally CENTRIPETI [cover title]. [Rome: The Artist, 1985]. [1],10 leaves.
Quarto (25 x 19 cm). Loose sheets, laid into specially crafted blindstamped folder with ribbon tie. Fine.
First edition. Copy #3 of 40 numbered copies (and 10 EAs), signed by the artist. A sequence
of ten fine blindstamped images within 9 cm circular frames, including mythological and iconic
themes, executed and printed on heavy Fabriano Murillo paper. Each sheet is numbered in
pencil in the lower margin. The text of the justification is executed in blind as well. $75.
63. Celan, Paul, and Michael Hamburger [trans]: WOLFS-BOHNE ... WOLF’S-BEAN. [Birmingham &] New York: Delos Press / William Drenttel, [ca. 1997]. Cloth and marbled boards,
printed label. Fine, with prospectus laid in.
First edition, deluxe issue of Hamburger’s translation, printed in parallel with the German
text and with a substantive translator’s note. One of fifty numbered copies, specially bound,
signed by the translator, from a total edition of 257 copies printed by Sebastian Carter at
the Rampant Lions Press. $150.
64. Celan, Paul, and Michael Hamburger [trans]: WOLFS-BOHNE ... WOLF’S-BEAN.
[Birmingham &] New York: Delos Press / William Drenttel, [ca. 1997]. Marbled wrappers,
printed label. Fine.
First edition, ordinary issue, of Hamburger’s translation, printed in parallel with the German
text and with a substantive translator’s note. One of 200 numbered copies, from a total edition of 257 copies printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. $65.
65. Chandler, Raymond [screenwriter]: [Lot of Sixteen Original Stills for]: THE BLUE DAHLIA.
[Np]: Paramount Studios, 1946. A group of sixteen original 8 x 10” glossy studio promotional
stills. A few small corner creases, a couple of margins have minor nicks, one image has a
small surface abrasion, but a very good lot.
Sixteen representative stills (the majority of them suitably atmospheric) from the 1946 film
based on Raymond Chandler’s Oscar nominated original screenplay, directed by George
Marshall, and starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, et al. $300.
66. Chandler, Raymond: RAYMOND CHANDLER ON WRITING [wrapper title]. [Boston]:
Houghton Mifflin, [Prior to April] 1962. [23],[1]pp. Printed wrappers. A couple of small flecks
to rear wrapper and last leaf inherent in paper, but a fine copy.
First edition. A separately published excerpt from Raymond Chandler Speaking, distributed
as a publisher’s promotional, number of copies unknown. Uncommon.
BRUCCOLI A12. $500.
67. [Chandler, Raymond (sourcework)]: [Original Phonograph Recording:] ...WARNER
BROTHERS SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS THE BIG SLEEP .... [label caption]. New York:
World Broadcasting System, Inc., [1946]. Original 16” 33 1/2 r.p.m. single-sided semi-flexible
phonograph recording. Some visual signs of surface oxidation and slight scratches in the
central blank section, but very good, in partially split kraft paper sleeve.
A rare example of the recorded collection of publicity spots distributed for radio play to promote the release of the classic Howard Hawks film adaptation of Chandler’s novel, based
on a screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman, starring Bogart
and Bacall. The recording includes four one minute announcements and two 11 second
announcements. The spots were produced by Blaine Thompson Company, Inc., and the
recording is identified as produced via lateral cut. Such perishable and specialized promo
items for major films tend to be very scarce. $350.
68. Chatwin, Bruce: THE MORALITY OF THINGS A TALK .... [Francestown, NH]: Typographeum, 1993. Cloth, papers spine label. Frontis portrait. About fine.
First edition in this format of a lecture by Chatwin delivered at a 1973 Charity Auction for
the British Red Cross. Foreword by John Wyse Jackson, frontis by Jocelynn Hallen. One of
175 copies printed and bound by R. T. Risk. $175.
69. Cholmondely, Mary: THE DANVERS JEWELS. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1898.
Octavo. Ochre cloth, with vertical floral ornaments stamped in blind on the upper cover.
Cloth a bit soiled and worn, small bookseller’s stamp in corner of free endsheet; just a good,
sound copy.
“New edition” of the author’s first novel, originally published anonymously, in wrappers, in
1887, and in that original state a rarity (“never seen” - Sadleir). This edition is itself somewhat uncommon.
SADLEIR 548a. WOLFF 1210a. GLOVER & GREENE 64. CARTER & SADLEIR D12. $85.
70. [Circle Press]: Please, Keith: BLACK HOLE OFF CRETE. [Guildford, Surrey]: Circle
Press, [1977]. Narrow quarto. Four panel gatefold, sewn into printed wrappers. Slight bump
to toe of spine, else near fine.
First edition. One of 100 numbered copies on Vélin Arches, and signed by the poet, from
a total edition of 300 copies. Please’s poem (on Spacewalker Theseus and Spacewoman
Ariadne) is printed against a visual panorama of abstracted renderings of themes associated
with space travel and extra-vehicular activity. $35.
71. [Circle Press]: Hooker, Jeremy, and Tony Nesbit [illus]: IN PRAISE OF WINDMILLS
[London]: The Circle Press, 1990. Quarto. Decorated stiff wrappers Illustrations. Fine.
First edition. Illustrated with six black and white silkscreens by Nesbit. One of one hundred
numbered copies (of 120). $60.
72. [Circle Press]: Mulford, Wendy: LUSUS NATURAE. [London]: Circle Press, 1990. Oblong
small quarto. Illustrations. Fine.
First edition, ordinary issue. Illustrated with photomosaics by Liz Rideal. One of 100 numbered
copies, from a total edition of 120. In this issue, one of the illustrations has hand-tinting by
the artist. $85.
73. [Clemens, Samuel]: THE SUPPRESSED CHAPTER OF “LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI”
[caption title]. [New York. ca. 1913]. [4]pp. folded leaflet (217 x 140 mm). Trace of tanning,
a few minuscule nicks along top edge, but essentially about fine.
Copy #4 of an edition consisting of 250 numbered copies. This appears to be one of the copies
printed on Deerfield Bond, though the watermark is largely obscured by the letterpress. First
(unauthorized) printing of the original Chapter 48, omitted when the book was in proof state
because it was thought that it might have a deleterious effect on the book’s sales potential
in unrepentant areas of the South. An unknown number of unnumbered copies also exist.
BAL 3519. $1250.
74. [Clemens, Samuel]: [Original Sepia Studio Lobby card for:] HUCKLEBERRY FINN. [Los
Angeles: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation] Paramount Artcraft, 1919 [released Feb. 1920].
Vintage 11 x 14” sepia tone studio lobby card. Old vertical crease (visible but not onerously
so from the recto for most purposes, obviously so on the blank verso), a bit of slight wear
to corners, but very good.
An original lobby card issued to promote the
release of the first adaptation to the screen of
Clemens’s novel, based on a screenplay by
Julia Crawford Ivers. The film was directed
by William Desmond Taylor as part of a trilogy that included Tom Sawyer in 1917, and
Huck And Tom in 1918. This black and white
silent film starred Lewis Sargent, Katherine
Griffith, Martha Mattox, Frank Lanning, et al.
Captions on the card include “A New Mark
Twain-Paramount Artcraft”, and “He - He Had
a Dream and It Shot Him.” Some examples
of the lobby cards for this film were issued
with hand-tinting, but they are quite scarce.
$250.
75. Clemens, Samuel L.: MY DEAR BRO A LETTER FROM SAMUEL CLEMENS TO HIS
BROTHER ORION. [Berkeley, CA]: The Berkeley Albion, 1961. Printed wrappers. About
fine, in lightly soiled folded cloth case with residue of small sticker on front panel, bookplate
on reverse.
First edition, privately printed by Kenneth John Carpenter in an edition reported to have
consisted of ca. one hundred copies for members of the Grolier Club on the occasion of a
visit to the Berkeley campus on April 24, 1961, and for the Roxburghe Club. Foreword by
Frederick Anderson. A letter in which Clemens outlines his ambitions as a writer, and bemoans
their mutual finances, among other family concerns. $150.
76. Clemente, Francesco: PINXIT. [London & Rome: Anthony D’Offay / Gian Enzo Sperone,
1981]. [20]pp. plus folding panels front and rear. Large quarto (33.5 x 26.5 cm). Cloth and
pictorial onlays over boards. Illustrated. Usual/inevitable modest rubbing and slight offsetting, otherwise about fine.
First edition. One of an unspecified number of copies, signed by Clemente. Illustrated with
7 full-page designs in color, as well as 14 half-tone illustrations (ten colored), 8 of them
mounted in passepartouts. Produced in India on very heavy handmade stock, and bound
by hand. The copies distributed in the UK had a laid in sheet (not present here), with the
publisher’s explanation of the ‘used’ appearance of copies due to the nature of the materials
and production. “In 1976 and 1977, Clemente spent time at Madras’s Theosophical Society,
where he delved into its library of religious and spiritual texts. His interest in Hindu spiritual
life and in other non-European cultures was combined with an enthusiasm for local popular
culture and crafts. Clemente began collaborating with Indian sign painters, miniaturists, and
papermakers, as in Francesco Clemente Pinxit, a 1980–81 series of miniatures in gouache
on handmade paper, for which young miniaturists from Jaipur and Orissa painted the decorative elements” - Guggenheim Online. $550.
77. Clemente, Francesco [illus], and, Harry Mathews: SINGULAR PLEASURES. [New York]:
The Grenfell Press, [1988]. Octavo. Black cloth, gilt spine label. Ribbon marker. Very fine in
cloth and marbled paper over boards slipcase.
First US edition, regular issue. One of 324 numbered copies, signed by the author and the
artist, from a total edition of 350 copies. The text by Mathews, which is devoted to vignettes
of auto-eroticism, is counterpointed by over sixty lithographs by Clemente depicting objects
of nature or common life. The text was set and printed by Michael Bixler, the lithographs by
Joe Petruzzelli and Maurice Sanchez, the whole rendered on Japanese Gampi and Kozo
paper. Twenty-six copies were specially bound, with an original drawing by Clemente bound
in. $450.
78. [Club of Odd Volumes]: 77 FROM 77 A SELECTION OF EPHEMERA (1952 - 2015) FROM
THE CLUB OF ODD VOLUMES. Boston: Thomas G. Boss for the Club of Odd Volumes,
2015. Decorated paper over boards box (25 x 17 x 5.5cm) with printed label and colophon.
As new at publisher’s price.
One of five out-of-series “extra” copies, in addition to fifteen numbered copies, signed by the
compiler. A collection of at least 77 different pieces of ephemera associated with this book
fraternity, including invitations, announcements, programs and similar material, printed by
the Ascensius Press, the Sun Hill Press, the Firefly Press and Stinehour Press. $275.
79. Cohen, Ira: POEMS FROM THE COSMIC CRYPT. Kathmandu, Nepal: Kali Press / Bardo
Matrix, 1976. Small quarto. Textured cloth. Illustrations. Manuscript facsimiles. Cloth a bit
dull, otherwise very good, without printed dust jacket.
First edition. Illustrated with tipped-in plates after drawings by Petra Vogt. Introduction by
Angus MacLise. One of 500 copies (this copy not numbered). This copy does not have the
stamping on the lower boards. A distinctive example of Cohen’s expatriate publishing undertaking. $150.
80. [Cole, Timothy (engraver)]: ... THE FIRST PARISH MEETING-HOUSE OF LANCASTER,
MASSACHUSETTS, BUILT FROM PLANS BY CHARLES BULFINCH 1816 ... [caption title].
[Boston]: The Iconographic Society, [ca. 1929]. Folio. Original wood-engraving; plate size 19
x 14 cm, printed on 38 x 27 cm sheet of tissue bearing the Society’s paraph. Mounted on
stiff card, accompanied by bifolium of descriptive text, enclosed in printed folder with flap.
Series III, Number 4 of the Society’s publications. The impressions from Cole’s wood-engraving
were limited to one hundred examples, all on Japanese vellum, of which 11 were artist’s
proofs. This is #82. $125.
81. [Connolly, Marc (sourcework)]: [Atwell, Ben (ed)]: [Souvenir Theatrical Program for:]
THE GREEN PASTURES. [New York: Gordon-Baker Printing Corp., nd. but ca. 1932]. 16pp.
Quarto. Pictorial semi-deco wrappers. Illustrations. Lightly worn, with a couple of small adhesion marks at top edge of rear wrapper, otherwise very good.
A souvenir program for road-show engagements of Connolly’s Pulitzer Prize winning play,
referencing both the New York and the Chicago premieres. Include an “Analysis and Appreciation” by Atwell, biographical sketches of the principals and stars, endorsements from
church leaders and a complete cast list and program. $75.
82. [Corman, Cid - His Copy]: Eliot, T.S.: SELECTED POEMS [Harmondsworth]: Penguin
Books, [1952]. Printed wrappers. Wrappers darkened and hand soiled, recased, with chips
to spine ends. Just a sound copy.
Later printing, but with poet / translator/ publisher Cid Corman’s 1955 ownership inscription
and scattered annotations, with the terminal leaves bearing substantial notes. $35.
83. [Corman, Cid - His Copy]: POESIA E CRITICA REVISTA QUADRIMESTRALE Milan.
1961. II:4. Printed wrappers. Plates. Wrappers a bit faded and dusty, very good.
Poet / translator / publisher Cid Corman’s copy, with his 1963 ownership inscription. In
the section of translations into Italian of poems by Luis Palés Matos, Corman has made a
marginal comment, and laid in is a single sheet of typescript on somewhat cheap stock of
translations of the poems on that page, “Rum” and “Pleasures,” with a manuscript caption. $45.
84. [Corman, Cid - His Copy]: Williams, William Carlos: WHITE MULE. [New York]: New
Directions, [1967]. Stiff printed wrappers. A well read copy.
First printing in this format, as NDP226. Poet / translator / publisher (and ND author) Cid
Corman’s copy, signed and dated by him in March 1970, with his very frequent marginal
highlighting throughout, and less frequent marginal comments.
HARRISON, NEWTH & CANDIDO, p.68. $75.
85. [Corman, Cid - His Copy]: Bonnefoy, Yves: L’IMPROBABLE. Paris: Mercure de France,
1971. Printed wrappers. Wrappers a bit darkened and soiled, otherwise very good.
Later printing, but with poet / translator/ publisher Cid Corman’s 1973 ownership inscription
and scattered, often substantive annotations. $35.
86. [Corman, Cid - His Copy]: Tillyard, E. M. W.: POETRY AND ITS BACKGROUND ILLUSTRATED BY FIVE POEMS 1470 -1870. London: Chatto & Windus, 1972. Gilt cloth.
Plates. Near fine and bright in good dust jacket with some splashmarks on the spine and
some general use and smudges.
A reprint, of course, but with poet / translator / publisher Cid Corman’s 1978 ownership
inscription and extensive highlighting and manuscript annotations throughout. $65.
87. [Corman, Cid - His Copy]: Cary, Joyce: SELECTED ESSAYS. New York: St. Martin’s
Press, [1976]. Cloth boards. Top edge dusty, cloth a bit soiled, else very good, lacking the
dust jacket.
First edition, U.S. issue, printed in England, with a cancel title page. Edited by A.G. Bishop.
Poet/publisher’s Cid Corman’s copy, with his ink ownership signature and extensive, often
lengthy annotations. In addition, laid in is a one-page leaf in Corman’s handwriting (octavo,
June 8, 1980) with a couple of long paragraphs about Cary and what he admires in his work:
“Perhaps it is a curious sort of yearning.” $50.
88. [Cranach Press]: Shakespeare, William: [Two Illustrated Leaves from:] THE TRAGEDIE
OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE.... Weimar: The Cranach Press, 1930. Printed in red
and black. Two leaves, matted to exposed areas of 26 x 18.5 cm and 26 x 20.5cm. Blank
fore-margins (concealed by mats) ragged and chipped, visible areas very good or better.
Mats (45.5 x 35.5 cm) a bit hand and dust smudged.
Two illustrated leaves from the Cranach Hamlet, removed by a former owner from an evidently imperfect copy and matted for display. One of the masterworks of 20th century fine
printing, illustrated with original woodcuts by E. Gordon Craig, Hamlet was published in an
edition of three hundred numbered copies printed under the direction of Count Harry Kessler on Maillol-Kessler handmade paper (with an additional twenty-two deluxe copies). The
two present leaves are from Act III, Scene I (lines 1-2) and Act V, Scene II (lines 329-360).
The text was edited by J. Dover Wilson from the 1604/5 second quarto edition, and was
accompanied by “the Hamlet Stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest and English
translations therefrom.” A German language printing appeared in 1928. “Together with the
Maillol Virgil, this is one of the most ambitious and successful books of the Cranach Press,
with a fine harmony between the type page and the illustration” - Artist and the Book.
ARTIST AND THE BOOK 66. FLETCHER & ROOD C25(c). $225.
89. [Creole Poetry]: Saint-Céran, Tullius: LES LOUISIANAISES POÉSIES NOUVELLES ...
PREMIER VOLUME. Nouvelle-Orleans: Imprimé par J. L. Sollée, 1840. 90,[2]pp. Contemporary cloth backed marbled boards. Scattered foxing and
tanning, boards edgeworn, with cracking to inner hinges,
rear free endsheet excised, but still, a good or better copy.
First edition of St.-Céran’s last volume of poetry published
in his lifetime (1800-1855) -- no further volume appeared.
St.-Céran was born in Jamaica to French parents who then
moved to New Orleans in 1805 due to the civil unrest. He
trained in the printer’s trade, and after a brief but unsuccessful attempt at a career in Cuba, he returned to New
Orleans. In 1825 he established a private school and was
appointed editor of the French sections of the Gazette de
la Louisiane. He wrote fluently in French, Spanish and
English, and taught languages and undertook translations as a sources of income. He published four volumes
of verse, as well as part of an autobiographical novel.
Jumonville cites two variants of this book, the second of
which includes only 80pp. but otherwise appears to be
functionally identical. OCLC locates two copies of that
variant, with the source copy for the entry being imperfect,
with only a typed title-page. Given that page 80 in this
copy marks the conclusion of the penultimate signature,
it is just possible that the 80pp. variant simply lacks the
concluding signature. Laid into this copy is an undated (but ca. 1930s) a.l.s., 1½ pp., from
Louisiana literary expert Edward L. Tinker, to a former owner, about St.-Céran and the book.
A similar typed letter, from R. Usher, the Librarian of the Howard Memorial Library in New
Orleans, 28 January 1931, one page, is also laid in, covering some of the same territory.
JUMONVILLE 1175. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 5929. THOMSON 2111. OCLC 198367834. $650.
90. [Crutchley, Brooke]: A PRINTER’S CHRISTMAS BOOKS 1930 - 58. Cambridge: Privately
Printed, 1959. 15,[1]pp. Sewn marbled paper wrappers, gilt label. A couple faint smudges
to label, otherwise fine.
First edition. Crutchley’s commentary on each of the annual publications spanning nearly
three decades. With a tiny ‘rr’ booklabel (Rudolph Ruzicka?) inside the front wrapper. $65.
91. Cucchi, Enzo: LA CEREMONIA DELLE COSE THE CEREMONY OF THINGS. New York:
Peter Blum Edition, 1985. Two copies. Small octavos. Printed wrappers. With 16 inserted
illustrations (some in color). Fine in glassine, the pair enclosed in cloth slipcase.
First edition, trade issue (100 copies were issued with an original graphic). Twenty-eight short
texts in Italian and English (translations by Franco Martinelli), edited by Mario Diacono, with
an epilogue by the publisher. One copy is inscribed by the artist in New York in 1986; the
second copy bears a neat calligraphic presentation from the publisher to the same recipient dated Feb. 1986, preceded by a two page quick pencil drawing of two leaning buildings
against a background of clouds by the artist, signed and dated by him. Laid in are two printed
invitations to different publication events, one signed by the publisher (‘Peter’). $225.
92. [Cummington Press]: Williams, [Paul] Wightman: A BLEAR BALL. [Cummington, MA]:
The Cummington Press, [1945]. Pale blue boards. Frontis and design on upper board by the
author. Boards sunned at extremities as usual, otherwise a very good, largely unopened copy.
One of an unknown number of out-of-series copies, neither numbered nor signed, in addition to 85 numbered copies printed on Kelmscott Crown and Sceptre paper, and signed by
Williams. $65.
Association Copy
93. [Cummington Press]: Rilke, Rainer Maria: FIVE PROSE PIECES. Cummington: The Cummington Press, 1947. Quarto. Marbled boards, neatly rebacked in gilt calf approximating the
perishable original spine. Illustrated. A bit of edgewear, but a very good copy.
First this edition, adding an additional prose piece to the 1943 selection, and substituting
woodcuts by Wightman Williams for those by Paul Wieghardt printed in the 1943 edition. One
of 203 numbered copies on Van Gelder Oxhead paper bound thus, from a total printing of
271 copies. This copy is inscribed on the colophon by the printer/publisher, Harry Duncan:
“For Caroline, with love from Harry & from Paul.” The recipient, novelist Caroline Gordon, and
her husband, Allen Tate, were long-standing, significant patrons of the Cummington Press. $450.
94. [Cunninghame Graham, R. B.]: Haley, J. Evetts: THE HORSES OF THE CONQUEST
AN APPRECIATION OF CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM’S WORK [caption title]. [Np: Reprinted
from The Cattleman, December 1949]. [4]pp leaflet. Text printed in double columns. A few
soft creases, very good or slightly better.
An author’s separate of this appreciation by the rancher, historian, and political gadfly, catalyzed by the appearance of the University of Oklahoma Press illustrated edition. Signed by
Haley on the upper panel. $40.
95. Curtis, Newton Mallory: THE DOOM OF THE TORY’S GUARD. A TALE. Troy, NY: L.
Willard, 230 River Street, [copyright 1843]. [2],[3]-48pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Printed in double columns. Wrapper residue along spine, scattered spotting
and soiling, just a good copy.
A variant printing of this early novella by the prolific, but short-lived, author Joel Munsell (as
quoted by Sabin) described as “of limited education, a whisky drinking, tobacco chewing,
profane swearing, and squalid specimen of humanity.” This edition was printed by Kneeland
and Co., who were situated local to the author. Wright reports another printing under Willard’s imprint, with a variant street address, paginated at 95[1]pp and with no literal date on
the title, as well as a 48pp. edition by Burgess and Stringer, who reprinted a number of his
works, but with the dated 1843 imprint. This printing may conform to the entry 794 deleted
from the second edition of Wright. This edition does not appear in OCLC.
SABIN 18061n. WRIGHT I:793-5. $60.
Very Special Copy
96. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr: TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST A PERSONAL NARRATIVE
OF LIFE AT SEA. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Two volumes. Large thick octavo,
and large thin octavo. Full navy blue crushed levant, gilt extra, t.e.g. by Donnelly. Illustrated
in color by Edward A. Wilson. Spines faintly sunned, a bit of modest rubbing to joints, but
a near fine set, enclosed in a cloth slipcase.
First edition in this format. One of a total edition of 1000 copies printed by R.R. Donnelly
and the Lakeside Press under the direction of William Kittredge. This copy was specially
bound for the Treasurer of R.R. Donnelly, noted collector Clarence Guy Luttrell, and bears
his small gilt morocco bookplate in each volume. The second volume consists of a collection
of original proofs of the illustrations and decorations, each neatly numbered in manuscript
as to placement in the text. The binding on the main volume bears a gilt sailing ship on a
horizon under a constellation of stars on each board.
JOHNSON “HIGHSPOT” (1st ed). GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 46 (1st. ed). SIX-SCORE
28. $1950.
97. Darrow, Clarence, and George B. Foster: RESOLVED: THAT THE HUMAN WILL IS FREE
AFFIRMATIVE: PROFESSOR GEORGE BURMAN FOSTER NEGATIVE: MR. CLARENCE
S. DARROW.... Chicago: Maclasky & Maclasky, Court Reporters, [ca. 1918]. 32pp. Pictorial
wrappers. A couple of shallow discolorations along fore-edge of upper wrapper, upper edge
of rear wrapper utilized long ago by insects as a “resting place,” a few other small spots to
margins of upper wrapper, otherwise a good copy, internally very good.
First edition. The transcript of a debate between two close friends holding diametrically opposed views on certain matters, chaired by Arthur M. Lewis. Darrow and Foster debated a
number of times, in this case at the Cort Theatre in Chicago on 7 April 1918, and several of
the debates were transcribed and published in similar format. Surprisingly, OCLC/Worldcat
locates just four copies: Kent State, Northwestern, North Central College and Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library.
OCLC: 2786314. $350.
98. De la Mare, Walter: SONGS OF CHILDHOOD ... NEW EDITION. London: Longmans,
Green and Co., 1923. Vellum and boards. Plates. Vellum naturally darkened, trace of foxing
at fore-edge, slight darkening at edges, but a very good copy (however, see below).
First illustrated edition of the author’s first and most popular book, illustrated by Estella Canziani. One of 310 numbered copies, specially printed on handmade paper, and signed by the
author. This copy has been extra-illustrated by a previous owner via the insertion of eleven
or so disparate 19th century works of varying sizes, including seven original watercolors,
an etching, a couple of color lithographs, a mezzotint, etc. The watercolors are somewhat
accomplished, though likely amateur works, but unsigned and clearly by differing hands, and
include florals, a landscape, and portraits of a child and of an adolescent woman. The etching is of a group of children, and the others are florals or portraits. A curious 20th century
manifestation of a compulsion from earlier times. $125.
99. Dellinger, Dave; Paul Goodman, et al: COMPLETE TESTIMONY OF THE AD HOC
COMMITTEE’S CONTROVERSIAL MANIFESTO TRIPLE REVOLUTION TOGETHER WITH
COMMENTARY BY DAVE DELLINGER AND GROWING UP ABSORBED, PAUL GOODMAN
[caption title]. [New York]: Liberation, 1964. 11,[1]pp. Quarto. Printed self-wrappers. First
separate edition, as an offprint from the April issue of Liberation. About fine.
NICELY 995. $20.
100. [Design]: Mercer, F. A. [ed]: ART AND INDUSTRY VOLUME 28. London: The Studio,
Jan - June 1940. [4],190,[4]pp. Quarto. Gilt decorated blue cloth. Profusely illustrated. Plates.
A bit of rubbing to extremities, some tanning to endsheet gutters, some small scattered flecks
to the lower board, but very good.
A collective volume of the six month’s issues, with index. Superb contemporary coverage
of the printed, plastic and photographic arts (including war and propaganda art), as well as
looks back at historical trends. $100.
101. THE DIAL A MONTHLY INDEX OF CURRENT LITERATURE. VOLUME I. MAY, 1880,
TO APRIL 1881. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1881. Volume one, numbers one through
twelve, plus index. Quarto. Original printed self-wrappers, untrimmed. Modest tanning and
some sliver chips at a few overlap edges, otherwise unusually nice, near fine and unopened.
Uncommon thus.
The complete first volume, in original state, of the second acknowledged attempt to build
on the reputation of Fuller and Emerson’s Dial of 1840-1844, edited and, in part, written by
Francis F. Browne, who continued at the editorial helm until his death in 1913. As conservative in tone as its predecessors and successors were progressive, this iteration of The Dial
continued under the editorial control of his son, Waldo, until, in 1916, it was reorganized and
transformed under the editorship of Martin Johnson and moved to New York.
MOTT III:539-41. $75.
102. Dibdin, Thomas Frognall: BIBLIOMANIA; OR BOOK MADNESS; A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE ... NEW AND IMPROVED EDITION .... London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Two
volumes in one. xiv,618,63,[1],[34]pp. Large, thick octavo. Full dark brown crushed levant, gilt
extra, by Zaehnsdorf (with their additional small paraph on rear pastedown). Frontispieces
and engraved plates. Pages 1-18 and 375-8 printed on inferior paper and uniformly darkened
(with small chip to one blank foretip), trace of light foxing early and late, otherwise a very
good copy, in a handsome binding. Bookplate on front pastedown.
First combined edition. The text of the 1809 first edition is bound at the end with its own
separate title and register. The prefatory note to the 1811 edition follows the “Advertisement”
for this edition. According to Windle & Pippin, the edition consisted of 500 copies, of which
50 or 55 were printed on large paper, and there is some variation of the order of placement
of the elements between some copies. This is the ordinary issue, and was issued without the
two plates specially executed for the large paper copies. Tipped in the front of this copy is
a brief a.l.s. from Dibdin, 31 August 1842, to a prominent London bookseller, “Mr. [Joseph]
Lilly Bookseller, 19 King Street, Covent Garden.” He writes: “Dear Sir / I wait in Town almost
entirely for your ‘gentle response.’ ‘What news from Rialto?’ T.F. Dibdin.” Tipped to the bottom
blank margin of the letter are two early relevant news clippings. Joseph Lilly was among the
chief booksellers who had a hand in the formation of Huth’s library. This was an oft-reprinted
sentimental classic for several generations of book collectors, even if it does occasionally
cast barbs at some of the more obsessive traits of some members of its constituency.
WINDLE & PIPPIN AIId. $750.
103. Disch, Thomas M.: THE RIGHT WAY TO FIGURE PLUMBING. Fredonia, NY: The
Basilisk Press, 1972. Pictorial wrappers. Usual slight tanning at wrapper edges, otherwise
near fine with errata slip laid in.
First edition, signed issue, of Dish’s first collection of poetry. One of two hundred numbered
copies, signed by the author, from a total edition of six hundred copies. $45.
104. Drucker, Johanna: HISTORY OF THE/MY WOR[L]D FRAGMENTS OF A TESTIMONIAL
TO HISTORY .... [New York: Granary Books, 1995]. Quarto. Boards. Illustrated throughout.
Fine in lightly sunned dust jacket.
First trade edition. One of 2000 copies printed offset in black and red from the original 1990
Bow and Arrow Press limited edition. $75.
105. Drury, John: FIRE IN THE WAX MUSEUM. Colorado Springs: The Press at Colorado
College, [1980]. Small folio. Rivet bound stiff printed wrappers. Color illustrations. Pale
shadow of bookplate inside front wrapper, a few small rustmarks toward lower edge of lower
wrapper, otherwise about fine.
First edition. One of 150 numbered copies, printed in Centaur monotype on Rives by James
Trissel and company, and signed by the author. $100.
106. Dyck, Paul: BRULÉ THE SIOUX PEOPLE OF THE ROSEBUD. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, [1971]. Quarto. Publisher’s half
gilt calf and cloth. Illustrations, plates and
photographs. Bookplate, cloth faintly dust
smudged, otherwise a very good or better copy
in lightly sunned and dust-smudged slipcase.
First edition, limited issue. One of one hundred
numbered copies, specially bound, with an
original pen and watercolor drawing on the
colophon, signed by the author/artist. Dyck’s
text is commentary on the accompanying
collection of photographs by John Anderson
taken at the Rosebud Agency beginning in
1889.
$1000.
107. Easton, Phoebe Jane: MARBLING A
HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. Los Angeles: Dawson’s Book Shop, 1983. xiii,[1],190,[4]
pp. Quarto. Full natural linen, with inset of marbled paper. Tipped-in frontis, color and b&w
plates, illustrations, and six tipped-in paper samples. Bookplate laid in (formerly tipped in),
otherwise fine.
First edition. One of 850 numbered copies, designed and produced by Joseph Simon and
Lillian Marks. $200.
108. [Edgeworth, Maria; Richard Lovell Edgeworth, and Honora (Sneyd) Edgeworth]: HARRY
AND LUCY, PART II. BEING THE FIRST PART OF EARLY LESSONS .... Philadelphia:
Printed by Jacob Johnson, 1805. 95,[1]pp. 12mo. Early marbled wrapper over stiff boards,
Modest foxing to endleaves, spine a bit chipped (but sound), a good copy.
First US edition of the second part of what Rosenbach denotes “one of the most influential;
of the early 19th century children’s books ... It was begun by Maria Edgeworth’s father ...
and his wife ... and was based on the principles of Rousseau.” The first part of this edition appeared the same year, and the first editions appeared in the UK in 1801. The whole
sequence of Early Lessons, as well as the constituent works, were reprinted seemingly
endlessly through the first half of the 19th century, both in the UK and the US.
NCBEL III:666. ROSENBACH 304. WELCH 317.1. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 8373. OCLC
476480740. $275.
109. Egerton, George: [pseud. of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright]: FANTASIAS. London &
New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1898. Plum cloth, lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others
untrimmed. Binding a bit dull and rubbed, a bit of tanning at edges, a couple of corners
creased; a good, sound copy.
First US edition, printed at the Norwood Press and with the extensive Bodley Head catalogue
in the rear priced in dollars. A collection of fables, several of them partaking of influence of
the author’s early reading of Nietzsche.
BLEILER, p.68. $55.
110. Eliot, T.S.: FOUR QUARTETS. [Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1996]. Small folio
(38 x 29 cm). Cloth backed pastepaper over boards, gilt spine label. Fine in slipcase.
First printing in this format. One of two hundred numbered copies (of 226) printed on Lana
under the direction of Sebastian Carter. Accompanied by the substantial original prospectus
and publisher’s forwarding slip. $500.
111. Ellison, Harlan [sourcework], and L. Q. Jones [screenwriter & director]: [Original Studio
Publicity Presskit for:] A BOY AND HIS DOG A RATHER KINKY TALE OF SURVIVAL. [Np:
LQ / JAF, 1975 / 1976]. [17] leaves of text, plus 7 stills (5 with long squibs attached). Quarto.
Pictorial folder. Modest rubbing and edgewear to folder, contents very good or better.
A very uncommon presskit produced to promote the general theatrical release of the Hugowinning film adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s 1969 novella, first published in New Worlds. Jones
both directed and wrote the screenplay, the latter reportedly with uncredited contributions by
Wayne Crusturner. Don Johnson played opposite Patsy (the dog), in company with Susanne
Benton, Jason Robards, et al. The film had a strong run of festival screenings in 1975, with
a formal commercial theatrical following in early 1976. Five of the seven 8x10” stills have
single or multi-page squibs attached, among them a press photo of Ellison by Dan Tooker. $150.
112. Emerson, Ralph W., et al: TRIBUTE TO WALTER SCOTT, ON THE HUNDREDTH
ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTHDAY, BY THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY,
AUGUST 15, 1871. Boston: Privately Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Society, 1872.
[2],17,[1]pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers faintly dusty, upper joint has splits at crown
and toe, but a very good copy.
First edition. Includes contributions by Emerson, Holmes and Bryant, as well as details about
Scott relics exhibited on the occasion.
BAL 5264. $75.
Once Again, No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition!
113. Engolls, William: THE COUNTESS: OR, THE INQUISITOR’S PUNISHMENTS. A TALE
OF SPAIN. Boston: Gleason’s Publishing Hall, 1847. [2],[7-100]pp. Octavo. Extracted from
nonce pamphlet volume, without wrappers. Plate. Some spotting and soiling, a couple foremargins shaved close, snagged tear in lower gutter margin of plate (not affecting image), a
few pencil notes; a good copy.
First edition. A rare and characteristic early Gleason double-column dreadful, the only
separately published fiction ascribed to Engolls by Wright. Wright and OCLC locate only the
same four copies of this title -- Yale, AAS, Brown and UVa -- and OCLC records no other
works of any sort attributed to Engolls. It is, of course, possible that “Engolls” is one of the
pseudonyms utilized by a regular of Gleason’s stable of writers.
WRIGHT I:920. OCLC: 6772709. $225.
114. [Ensor, James]: Elesh, James N.: THE ILLUSTRATED BARTSCH 141 JAMES ENSOR. New York: Abaris Books, [1982]. Two volumes. Gilt cloth. Black & white plates of the
artist’s known prints. Lightly sunned at spine, else about fine in slipcase.
First edition. A catalogue raisonné of the artist James Ensor’s known work in a “picture atlas”
with two images of each work provided, when possible, including the size of each reproduction compared to the original. The second volume, entitled a “Commentary,” serves as a
companion to the first book. Published in the series edited by Walter Strauss. $200.
115. Faulkner, William: THE NOBEL PRIZE SPEECH [wrapper title]. [New York: Printed at
the Spiral Press for Friends of Random House and The Spiral Press, 1951]. Printed wrapper
over stiff wrapper. Crown of spine faintly bumped, otherwise fine.
First published separate edition. One of 1500 copies. Laid into this copy is a form letter, with
secretarial signature, from Bennett Cerf, forwarding this copy to replace a number of copies
damaged in the post due to carelessness in packaging.
MASSEY 811. PETERSEN D16g. $185.
116. [Faulkner, William (sourcework)]: [Film Still Signed by Lee Remick and Yves Montand
in:] SANCTUARY. [Los Angeles]: Zanuck / Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961. 8 x 10 glossy still,
with captions. Very good or better.
A still issued to promote the second film adaptation of Faulkner’s novel, based on a screenplay by James Poe, directed by Tony Richardson, and starring Lee Remick, Yves Montand,
Bradford Dillman, Odetta and Strother Martin. The image features a scene between Remick
and Montand, and each has signed the still in black ink, Montand dating his signature “1961
/ 1988.” $150.
117. [Federal Theatre Project - WPA]: Rohan, Pierre de: FIRST FEDERAL SUMMER THEATRE ... A REPORT. New York: Federal Theatre National Publications, [1937]. 32,[4]pp.
Quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. Photographs. Rough snag at spine edge of upper wrapper, wrappers somewhat dusty and mildly soiled, with ink splash in corner of lower wrapper,
otherwise very good.
First edition. A detailed account of the activities of this offshoot of the Federal Theatre Project,
Works Progress Administration. Includes a substantial portion of the text of Hallie Flanagan’s
address on the opening day, which coincided with the dismissal of a number of members of
the parent organization due to limited congressional appropriations. $150.
118. [Fenians]: Pease, Z. W.: THE CATALPA EXPEDITION. New Bedford, MA: George S.
Anthony, 1897. iv,[4],215pp. Medium green cloth, t.e.g.. Portrait and plates. Spine faded,
with some fraying at crown. A good, sound copy.
First edition. Anthony’s self-published account of the dramatic 1876 expedition mounted to
free a group of militant Fenians imprisoned at the British Penal Colony in Western Australia.
The expedition was sponsored in large part by Irish-Americans and former Fenian prisoners
(including John Boyle O’Reilly), and succeeded. $125.
119. [Film Design]: Hacker, Leonard: CINEMATIC DESIGN. Boston: American Photographic
Publishing Co., 1931. Cherry red cloth, lettered in gilt and black. Color frontis and 12 b&w
plates. A couple of the plates have cast pale shadows on facing pages, but fine in bright
decorated dust jacket with some minimal rubbing and slight fraying at spine extremities.
First edition. The illustrations are by Constance Hacker. A curious work, dedicated by the
Hackers to F. W. Murnau, and featuring nine scenarios as examples for amateurs for the
development of occasionally unconventional visual themes and techniques. $225.
120. [Fine Binding - Inlaid African Theme]: Weyer, Edward,
Jr.: PRIMITIVE PEOPLES TODAY. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. / Chanticleer Press,, [1958]. 288pp.
including photographs and plates, some in color. Quarto
(28 x 21.5 cm). Handsome full olive-brown morocco. Ink
date on free endsheet, otherwise fine.
First US edition (printed in Switzerland). The binding is
unsigned but highly finished and professional. The spine is
lettered in blind, and three blind rules span the upper and
lower edges of the spine and boards. The upper board
features a striking inlaid design of an African woman from
torso up in profile, ornamented with a spear, a shield,
and a cape against an abstract background, comprised
of camel, black, white and blue morocco, with additional
blind stamping.
$850.
121. Finney, Charles G.: THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO. New
York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Quarto. Decorative
cloth over boards. Illustrations. Bookplate, otherwise fine in slipcase.
Illustrated with relief etchings by Claire Van Vliet, and printed after her design at the Stinehour
Press. Introduction by Edward Hoagland. One of 2000 numbered copies, signed by Van
Vliet. A satisfying redaction of the stunning Janus Press edition of this American classic. $100.
122. Fisher, Stanley: [Original Untitled Monochrome Dry-Point Etching]. [Milan: Galerie
Schwarz, 1961]. Original monochrome dry-point etching, plate size 14.5 x 11 cm, on 26 x
19 cm sheet. Mounted in stiff board and acetate mat, with printed caption on verso. Fine.
One of sixty numbered copies, in addition to twenty-five copies numbered in Roman, signed
in the plate, and signed and dated in the margin by the artist. Printed in Paris in the Atelier of
Georges Leblanc on hand made paper from Papeteries de Rives. Stanley Fisher (1926-1980)
cofounded the No!art movement with Boris Lurie and Sam Goodman. This print was published
as an element of Galerie Schwarz’s series, L’Avanguardia Internazionale.
$250.
123. [Fleece Press]: [Tute, George (intro)]: LEON UNDERWOOD HIS WOOD ENGRAVINGS.
[Wakefield, West Yorks.]: Fleece Press, [1986]. Small folio (34.2 x 26.5 cm). Quarter green
morocco and pastepaper over boards. Frontis, head-piece, plates and colophon device. Fine
in folding cloth clamshell case (morocco slightly offset to lining papers of case).
First edition. One of 188 copies bound thus, from a total edition of 200 numbered copies,
printed on handmade Barcham Green Sandwich paper, with the woodcuts printed from the
original blocks. A superb representative selection of Underwood’s mastery of the medium. $500.
124. [Fleece Press]: SURPLUS PAGES FROM A CROSS SECTION THE SOCIETY OF
WOOD ENGRAVERS IN 1987 .... [Wakefield, West Yorks]: Fleece Press, [1988]. Quarto.
Decorated cloth, paper spine label. Portrait. About fine.
One of 95 copies. Introduction by Simon Brett, Stanley Lawrence obituary from “The Independent” by Ian Mortimer and “The Society of Wood Engravers in the 1950’s” by Frank Martin.
An abstract of the larger work, including the prelims, eight wood engravings and a sample of
the binding paper. The artists whose woodcuts are present here are Richard Shirley Smith,
Anne Jope, John Biggs, Edwina Ellis, Shirley Mungapen, and Geoffrey Wales. $100.
125. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie: [Specially Cased Set of Five
Publications]. Rouen: Éditions du F.R.A.C., 1987 - 9. Five volumes. Quarto. Stiff decorated
wrappers (but one, in a stiff card folder). Heavily illustrated. Very good to near fine in specially
screen-printed heavy transparent plastic briefcase, with handle.
The publications are: L’Art dans le Vent, an overview of the F.R.A.C. art collection; Michel
Servière, Livres Délivrés, a catalogue for a traveling exhibition of artists’ books and bookworks (with Bertrand Dorny, André Masson, Maurizio Nannucci, Tom Phillips, and twenty
others); Yves Bourel, Un Certain Paysage, acatalogue for a traveling exhibition of painting;
Catherine Vaudour, Rêver le Verre, a catalogue for a traveling exhibition of sculptures in
glass; and Morceaux Choisis, a catalogue for a survey of F.R.A.C. acquisitions (1983-7)
including books, photographs, drawings, prints, paintings, and sculpture by 56 artists from
France and elsewhere. $75.
126. Ford, Charles Henri, and Parker Tyler: THE YOUNG AND EVIL. Paris: The Olympia
Press/Traveller’s Companion Series, [June 1960]. Printed wrappers. Some finger soiling to
lower corner of front free endsheet and along fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy in lightly
edgeworn and slightly creased pictorial dust jacket (photo by Herbert List).
First Olympia Press edition of the authors’ collaborative first novel, first published in 1933 by
the Obelisk Press. Published as TC #80. No longer common in the dust jacket, which prints
laudatory blurbs by Stein and Barnes.
KEARNEY (1987) 155. KEARNEY & CARROLL 5.80.1. YOUNG 865. $175.
127. Fouts, Herbert E. [illus], and Isidora Newman [text]: SHADES OF BLUE. New York:
Henry Harrison, [1927]. Large octavo. Silver-gilt blue cloth. Six tipped-in plates. Endsheets a
trifle tanned, otherwise near fine, in very good, lightly chipped foil-finish pictorial dust jacket
with a few closed edge tears.
First edition A collection of relatively ordinary amateur verse by the New Orleans native,
coupled with a surprising suite of six tipped-in art-deco plates by Fouts, printed in blue on
silver metallic finish paper. Harrison’s imprint is usually treated with disdain, due to the considerable load of mediocrity that it preserved between covers, often at the expense of the
authors. As a consequence of the artwork alone and the extra cost it must have entailed, this
work sticks its head slightly above the Harrison low waterline. Newman comes in for respectful mention in the online Encyclopedia associated with the Jewish Women’s Archive, and
Fouts appears to have found markets for his work in several arenas, including the sub-rosa
world of under-the-counter publications of the 1920s-30s. Uncommon in dust jacket (only). $125.
128. Frutiger, Adrian [illus], and Bruno Pfäffli [design]: [GENESIS] IM ANFANG AU COMMENCEMENT IN THE BEGINNING .... [Zurich: Castella, Albeuve and Flamberg, [1969]. Small
quarto (26 x 25.5 cm). Decorated wrappers. Illustrations (including color). Trace of foxing
along fore-edge, otherwise fine in glassine and lightly edgeworn and soiled plain card slipcase.
First edition. One of 400 copies. An approach to a parallel presentation of selections from
Genesis in German, French, English and Hebrew, counterpointed by illustrations by Frutiger
(involving gatefolds), with typography by his associate, Bruno Pfäffli. Laid in is the publisher’s
printed notice of how to properly view the arrangement. $150.
129. Garland, Hamlin: MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS SIX MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STORIES.
Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1891. Gray cloth, spine stamped in silver. Minor rubbing
at tips, usual slight tanning to text block, a few hand smudges to cloth; a very good copy.
First edition, clothbound issue, preferred state of the sheets measuring approx. 5/8”. The
author’s second book, preceded by a pamphlet play published the previous year. Ostensibly
the majority of the edition was bound in wrappers, though such copies seem in the minority
a century plus later - the early notion that only “a few copies” were bound in cloth “for the
author’s use” has been pretty well demonstrated to be in error. “In these tales of the middle
border, the fertile prairie was no longer glamorous, life on the farm was a drab treadmill
existence, and the mortgage-lender became the symbol of capitalist exploitation. Romance
and humor were swept away, and the artist brooded bitterly over social injustice. These were
the seeds of the modern proletarian novels” - Grolier Hundred.
GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 95. MERLE JOHNSON HIGHSPOT, p.35. WRIGHT
III:2115. $250.
130. Garland, Hamlin: JASON EDWARDS AN AVERAGE MAN. Boston: Arena Publishing
Company, 1892. Blue cloth, lettered in silver. Just a trifle dusty at edges, but a very good,
or better, bright copy, without dust jacket.
First edition, clothbound issue, of Garland’s fourth book, a novelized version of Under The
Wheel, his 1890 play. An important and modestly elusive agrarian novel, dedicated to the
Farmers’ Alliance.
WRIGHT III:2113. $300.
131. Garland, Hamlin: PRAIRIE FOLKS. Chicago: F. J. Schulte and Company, 1893. Octavo.
Printed yellow wrappers of “The Ariel Library.” Lower wrapper has a transparent water stain,
wrappers a bit dust and hand-soiled, spine somewhat chipped at extremities; still, internally
a very good copy.
First edition of Garland’s seventh book, a somewhat elusive book due to its fragile format.
Signed by Garland with a flourish at the end of the dedicatory poem, and with his thirteenline, signed inscription, dated “Los Angeles, Nov 20 - ‘89 [sic],” on the half-title (with some
revisions and changes), elaborating on the publication history of the stories and the book.
The inscription refers to the 1899 revised edition and Wayside Courtships (1897), so the
intended date of the inscription may have been 1899 (or perhaps even later). $250.
132. Garland, Hamlin: WAYSIDE COURTSHIPS. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1897. Tan
cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt. Tiny number stamped in corner of front pastedown, minor
rubbing at tips, else near fine and bright.
First edition. Inscribed in 1937 by Garland to his friend and occasional publisher, George
Seymour, principal of the Chicago Bookfellows: “Parts of this volume were taken to make up
‘Other Main Travelled Roads’ and it then passed out of print ....” Signed again by Garland
beneath the dedicatory poem and noted as “Written in Boston 1888-89.”
WRIGHT III:2123. $200.
133. Garland, Hamlin: THE CAPTAIN OF THE GRAY-HORSE TROOP. New York & London:
Harper & Bros., 1902. Navy blue cloth, lettered in white. Portrait. Typical rubbing to spine
stamping, though perfectly legible, slight cracking to gutter after front free endsheet and
before frontis, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Inscribed on the front free endsheet to his friend and sometime publisher, Flora
Warren Seymour, co-principal of the Bookfellows: “This novel is based upon my experiences
among the Sioux and Cheyennes [sic] in 1897-8 and 9. - The redmen are real - the white
folks composite pictures. Hamlin Garland. Inscribed for Flora Warren Seymour Hollywood,
Oct. 19.” Seymour’s Bookfellows bookplate appears opposite on the pastedown.
SMITH G-55. $150.
134. Garland, Hamlin: ROADSIDE MEETINGS. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930.
Large octavo. Gilt cloth and boards. Frontis. Decorations by Constance Garland. About fine,
in moderately sunned dust jacket with thumb-tip size chip at top edge of the front panel.
First edition. Inscribed on the half-title in 1931 by Garland to his friend and occasional publisher, George Seymour, principal of the Chicago Bookfellows. Garland has also identified
next to each image the subjects of the array of literary portraits that decorate the endsheets.
Important reminiscences of Garland’s literary friends and contemporaries, among them Fuller,
Crane, Kipling, Howells, et al. $150.
Good Association Copy
135. Garland, Hamlin: AFTERNOON NEIGHBORS FURTHER EXCERPTS OF A LITERARY
LOG. New York: The Macmillan Company 1934. Large octavo. Gilt decorated cloth. Fine in
lightly nicked and smudged, very good dust jacket.
First edition. Inscribed around the dedicatory poem in the year of publication by Garland to
his friend and occasional publisher, George Seymour, principal of the Chicago Bookfellows,
an organization of which Garland was at one time Chairman of the Advisory Board. Garland
has additionally written out and signed six lines of verse on the first free endsheet. Laidin is an [8]pp. small leaflet, The Meaning Of Bookfellowship, listing the Advisory Board
members, printing details and a mission statement, along with a fifteen line statement by
Garland about the Seymours, their group, and their library project. An excellent association
copy. $250.
136. Garland, Hamlin: IOWA, O IOWA! Iowa City: Clio Press, 1935. Stiff printed handmade
paper wrappers. Trace of dust darkening at edges of wrappers, otherwise near fine.
First edition of this collection of Garland’s poems. Published as #4 of the “Whirling World”
series, edited by Frank Luther Mott, with an introduction by Mott. Wrapper and title logo by
Richard Gates. Inscribed and signed by Garland, “...for one who loves books ....” A late title,
and somewhat uncommon when inscribed. $100.
137. Garland, Hamlin, and Edwin Willard Deming [illus]: BOY LIFE ON THE PRAIRIE. New
York & London: Macmillan Company, 1899. Gilt decorated mustard brown cloth, t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Frontis, plates and illustrations. Cloth a trace darkened, with a few small
spots, but a very good copy.
First edition. Illustrated by E.W. Deming. Inscribed and signed by Garland on the half-title: “I
was one of the boys....” The publisher’s four-page promotional leaflet for this book is neatly
tipped to the verso of the frontis. A fictionalized, but authentic, account of the life of young
adult males in Iowa in the decade following the Civil War, based on Garland’s own experiences. Rather less common than Garland’s other titles of comparable vintage. $225.
138. Gascoyne, David [trans], and Pierre Jean Jouve: THE PRESENT GREATNESS OF
MOZART. [Birmingham, UK]: Delos Press, [c. 1996]. Marbled wrapper over stiff wrapper,
printed label. Fine.
First edition in book form of this translation, printed in an edition of 150 numbered copies
on Zerkall mould-made paper by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, all signed
by Gascoyne. $50.
139. [Gehenna Press]: THE ENCOURAGERS OF THE ART OF PRINTING [wrapper title].
[Northampton: Printed at The Gehenna Press for the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts,
Yale University, 1966]. Folio. Sewn printed wrappers. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (printed
by Meriden Gravure). One of 1500 copies printed. A fine copy of this handsome keepsake.
BROOK 117. $60.
140. [Gehenna Press]: Bresdin, Rodolphe: BRESDIN TO REDON SIX LETTERS 1870 TO
1881. [Northampton]: The Gehenna Press, 1969. Large octavo. Quarter morocco and marbled
boards by Arno Werner. Etched portrait by Leonard Baskin. Bookplate, pencil erasure from
endsheet, otherwise fine.
First edition. Edited by Roseline Baker, translated by Seymour S. Weiner. Copy #125 of
three hundred regular copies, from a total edition of four hundred numbered copies printed in
Centaur and Arrighi types on Japanese paper by Harold P. McGrath, and signed by Baskin.
One hundred deluxe copies were specially cased, with an extra impression of the portrait.
BASKIN 61. $350.
141. [Geibel, Emanuel]: Fick, H[einrich]. H[ermann], et al EMANUEL GEIBEL. GEDÄCHTNISSFEIER AUF DEN TOD DES DICHTERS : IM DEUTSCHEN LITERARISCHEN CLUB VON
CINCINNATI (30. APRIL 1884). Cincinnati: Druck von Mecklenborg & Rosenthal, 1884. [6],[7]24pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume, without wrapper. Very good or better.
First edition of this gathering of essays and poems in tribute to the then quite recently deceased
poet / dramatist, prefaced by poems by Fick and F. A. Schmitt. Uncommon: OCLC locates
only 4 printed copies (Columbia, Newberry, Univ. of MD, and Horner Library), plus one item
which would appear to be solely the second leaf, individually catalogued, at NYPL. $85.
142. [German Language Education in the US]: Fick, H[einrich]. H[ermann]: DIE POESIE
IN DER DEUTSCH=AMERIKANISCHEN SCHULE. VORTRAG, GEHALTEN AUS DEM 14.
DEUTSCH=AMERIKANISCHEN LEHRERTAGE ZU CHICAGO, ILL., AM I. AUGUST 1883.
Cincinnati, OH: Druck von Mecklenborg & Rosenthal, 1883. 13,[1]pp, Octavo. Extracted
from nonce pamphlet volume, without wrapper. Some adhesion spots to title leaf, otherwise
very good.
An uncommon printing of an address concerning literary education among German-speaking
students in the Midwest by the prominent educator, poet and collector. OCLC locates two
copies: Univ. of Cincinnati, and the Horner Library.
OCLC: 864161774. $75.
143. [Gift Book - American]: [C., M. A. (ed)]: THE MIGNONETTE; A GIFT FOR ALL SEASONS. New York: D. Appleton & Co., [copyright 1856]. 288pp. Octavo. Publisher’s pebbled
black morocco, upper board stamped with title in gilt rustic type, within an elaborate frame
of floral devices, the frame repeated without title on the lower board, spine heavily gilt extra,
a.e.g. Frontis and eight plates. Plates and text sporadically foxed, spine ends rubbed, title
tanned (see below), 1862 gift inscription, else very good.
The title-leaf is a cancel, with the imprint undated and copyright taken in 1856. Thompson
locates an 1842 annual under this title published by Appleton, with different content; while
this is clearly a cancel title marking the reissue of another Appleton annual, OCLC reports
no others beside that of 1842, and one dated 1856, the year in which this was copyrighted.
THOMPSON, p.140 (ref). $75.
144. Gins, Madeline: WORD RAIN, OR, A DISCURSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE INTIMATE
PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF G, R, E, T, A, G, A, R, B, O, IT SAYS. New York:
Grossman, [1969]. Cloth. A very good or better copy in lightly handsoiled and edge tanned
white dust jacket (see below).
First edition of the poet, painter and architect’s first book, a novel featuring unconventional
typography and design by Samuel N. Antupit. Signed with the artist’s initials on the front free
endsheet. A bright orange ‘X’ through the front jacket flap copy may just be a printed feature
and not a flaw. Gins, with her husband and partner, the artist Arakawa, were the founders
and chief theoreticians of the Reversible Destiny Foundation, the principles of which served
as the underpinnings of their projects and buildings. Uncommon in the trade. $225.
145. Ginsberg, Allen, and Francesco Clemente [illustrator]: WHITE SHROUD 1983. [Madras,
India: Kalakshetra Publications Press, 1984]. Folio (39.7 x 30.8 cm). Gilt cloth over boards.
Color plates and facsimiles. Trace of darkening to endsheets from binder’s glue, otherwise
fine in plastic jacket.
First edition. One of 1111 numbered copies, published to coincide with the Clemente exhibition
held at the Kunsthalle in Basel, May-June 1984. Ginsberg’s text, reproduced in facsimile of
his handwriting, is accompanied by, and sometimes incorporated into, color illustrations by
Clemente. $250.
146. Gioia, Dana: WORDS FOR MUSIC. [Tuscaloosa]: Parallel Editions, 1986/7. Narrow thin
quarto. Cloth backed pastepaper over boards. Fine.
First printing in this format. One of forty numbered copies, printed by students under the
direction of Gabriel Rummonds at the University of Alabama in Van Dijck type on Amora text,
and signed by the author. Title-page ornament drawn by Richard Zoellner. $225.
147. Godfrey, John: 3 POEMS. New York: Bouwerie Editions, [1974]. Small quarto. Sewn
printed wrappers. Upper forecorner slightly bumped, otherwise about fine.
First edition, publisher’s issue. One of 25 specially designated copies for presentation by the
publisher, from a total edition of 150 copies printed on van Gelder and signed by the author.
This copy is inscribed by the publisher “Bill” Katz. $200.
148. [Grabhorn Press]: Kaiser, Henry J.: TWENTY-SIX ADDRESSES DELIVERED DURING
THE WAR YEARS .... San Francisco: [Printed for the Author at the Grabhorn Press], 1945.
155,[3]pp. Folio (39.5 x 28.5 cm). Original quarter red calf and decorated boards, gilt label,
fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Fine.
First edition. With illustrated opening initials by Malette Dean, executed in red against gilt
background images of industrial themes. One of an edition of only thirty copies printed for
the Kaiser family in November of 1945, including six copies specially bound in full leather
of various colors. A lavish presentation of these texts, among them a number of speeches
before labor organizations about the war effort and post-war predictions, and quite a few
that accompanied launching of ships built by the Kaiser Shipworks.
GRABHORN 415. $300.
149. [Grabhorn Press]: THE HISTORY OF SUSANNA. [San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1948].
Cloth and decorated boards, printed paper spine label. Tiny bookplate of typographer Carl
Rollins on the front pastedown, the glue of which has offset through the front free endsheet
and first blank. Otherwise, near fine without dust jacket.
One of 400 copies printed on French handmade paper, from a total edition of 450. Woodcut
illustrations and decorations by Mallette Dean, printed in brick-red and black, with gold
highlighting of the opening initial.
GRABHORN 451. $60.
150. Graves, Robert: NEW POEMS 1962. London: Cassell, [1962]. Cloth. First edition.
Publisher’s editorial copy, so stamped. Slight discoloration at lower foretips, otherwise very
good or better in dust jacket.
HIGGINSON & WILLIAMS A101a. $50.
151. Graves, Robert: COLLECTED SHORT STORIES. London: Cassell, [1965]. Gilt cloth
textured boards. First British edition, preceded by the New York Doubleday edition. Very
near fine in dust jacket.
HIGGINSON & WILLIAMS A106b. $75.
152. Graves, Robert: POEMS 1968 - 1970. London: Cassell, [1970]. Cloth. Lower foretip
of upper cover shows small damp mark mirrored on verso of jacket, otherwise very good in
slightly dust soiled jacket.
First edition. One of the publisher’s “Editorial” copies, so rubber stamped, and with the
publication date written in ink on the free endsheet (a month earlier than the date cited by
Higginson & Williams).
HIGGINSON & WILLIAMS A129a. $55.
153. [Green Man Press]: Sweeney, Pat: MY HOUSE IN AFRICA. San Francisco: Green Man
Press, [1978]. Large octavo. Sewn printed wrappers. Tipped-in original floral specimen. Slight
sunning and use at overlap edges, a couple smudges to lower wrapper, but otherwise near fine.
First edition. Copy # 24 of an unspecified number of copies, printed on a uniformly tan fibrous
paper stock. OCLC locates only two copies: UC Berkeley (inscribed by the author to Jack
Stauffacher) and at New College of California.
OCLC: 26123738. $35.
154. [Greenwood Press]: Horace: ODES [with:] THE CONTINUITY OF HORACE. [San
Francisco: The Greenwood Press, 1992]. Two volumes. Small quarto (31 x 19 cm). Printed
and pictorial wrappers. Fine in lightly smudged paper slipcase.
One of an edition of 250 numbered copies, signed in the primary volume by the printer, Jack
Stauffacher. Printed on Mohawk Superfine in 17th century Baroque types cut by Nicholas
Kis, of Amsterdam. The heavily illustrated volume of commentary includes an essay by Michael Taylor, the translator of the main text, and a collection of images of presentations of
the Odes from a 10th century manuscript to contemporary editions. $250.
155. [Greenwood Press]: Cicero, Marcus Tullius: CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE [/] CATO
THE ELDER ON OLD AGE. [San Francisco: The Greenwood Press, 2001]. Printed wrapper
over stiff wrapper. Fine.
One of 250 numbered copies, set and printed by hand in 17th century Baroque types on Rives
by Jack Stauffacher, and signed by him. The translation is that by Michael Grant.
$150.
156. [Greenwood Press]: [Prospectuses for:] VICO DUODECIMO AXIOM 65. San Francisco:
The Greenwood Press, [2006]. Folded broadsheet (44.5 x 33cm) and folded leaflet (17 x
11.5 cm). About fine.
Two forms of prospectus for the monumental portfolio, published in an edition of 45 copies,
printed by Jack Stauffacher, with wooden letter prints and photographs by Denis Letbetter.
The portfolio was published at $3000. The leaflet prospectus bears an eight-line friendly
inscription from Stauffacher to a potential subscriber. $100.
157. Griggs, Arthur Kingsland [ed]: MY PARIS AN ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN PARIS
FROM THE WORKS OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS. New York: Lincoln Macveagh The
Dial Press, 1932. Large octavo. Cloth. Frontis and plates. Near fine in good dust jacket with
some shallow chips and light dust-soiling.
First edition, U.S. issue, bound up from British sheets. Colette, MacOrlan, Salmon, Delteil,
Daudet, et al, with plates after Monet, Pissaro, Utrillo, et al. $55.
158. [Grimm, Jakob and Wilhelm]: [Schmitt, F.A., et al]: JAKOB UND WILHELM GRIMM.
GEDENKFEIER DES HUNDERT-JÄHRIGEN GEBURTSTAG VON JAKOB GRIMM (4.
JANUAR 1785) IM “DEUTSCHEN LITERARISCHEN CLUB” VON CINCINNATI (7. JANUAR
1885.). Cincinnati, OH: Druck von S. Rosenthal & Co., 1885. 23,[1]pp. Octavo. Extracted
from nonce pamphlet volume, without wrapper. Very good or better.
First separate edition of this collection of verse and prose in tribute to the Bros. Grimm, in
observance of the centenary of Jakob’s birth, presented to the Club and initially printed in
the pages of the Deutschen Pionier. OCLC locates 7 copies
OCLC: 26987087. $75.
159. [Gutenberg, Johann]: Johnson, Henry Lewis: GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF
BOOKS WITH BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES, REPRODUCTIONS OF SPECIMEN PAGES
AND A LISTING OF KNOWN COPIES. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1932. Folio. Gilt
cloth. Inserted high quality facsimiles, in color. Glassine wrapper a bit chipped, otherwise
fine in lightly rubbed and soiled folding box.
First edition. One of 750 copies. Accompanied by a separate facsimile leaf of the 23rd Psalm,
in printed folder, as issued. $350.
160. Hancock, Thomas: THE PRINCIPLES OF PEACE EXEMPLIFIED IN THE CONDUCT
OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN IRELAND, DURING THE REBELLION OF THE YEAR
1798; WITH SOME PRELIMINARY AND CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS. London: Printed
and Sold by William Phillips, 1825. xiv,[2],208pp. Small octavo. Full contemporary calf, gilt
spine label. Edges a bit rubbed, with narrow crack toward crown of upper joint, otherwise
a very good copy with an early Dublin bookseller’s ticket (D.F. Gardener, Westmoreland
Street) on the front pastedown.
First edition of this well-regarded work by the Co. Antrim born Quaker poet/physician, based
in large part on first hand testimony. It “contains eye-witness accounts of the rebellion from
a number of Irish Quakers and provides an interesting perspective on that conflict” -DNB. It
went through a number of printings in London and in North America.
BRADSHAW 5794. O’DONOGHUE, P.95. $500.
161. Harwell, Richard B.: CONFEDERATE MUSIC. Chapel Hill, Univ. of North Carolina Press,
[1950]. Cloth. Frontispiece. Four black & white plates. Minor offsetting to endpapers, else
about fine in frayed plain shipping jacket.
First edition. The authoritative treatment for its time, with an appended bibliography of music
published in the South during the Confederacy. $100.
162. Hecht, Ben, and Maxwell Bodenheim [editors & contributors]: BEN HECHT’S CHICAGO
LITERARY TIMES MODERN SARDONIC JOURNAL. Chicago 1 March 1924 through 1 June
1924. Volume Two, Numbers 1 through 7 (II:2 is incorrectly denoted II:3, and is followed by
the proper II:3) Six issues. Illustrations. First four folio tabloid, numbers 6 & 7 large quarto
tabloid. Printed self wrappers. Folio issues with horizontal fold, as issued. II:1 has split
cleanly and completely along the spine fold and the first two leaves are substantially split
along the horizontal fold, otherwise the remaining numbers in the lot are in very good to near
fine condition, and are highly unusual thus.
Edited by Ben Hecht and associate editor Maxwell Bodenheim, with both editors being the
primary contributors of the text. Published semi-monthly beginning 1 March 1923, and concluding with the last number present here, Chicago Literary Times (as the issues in the first
volume were titled) was in many ways Hecht’s response to his dismissal by the Chicago Daily
News and the rise of Chicago’s prudishness in the face of the advance of modern letters.
Hoffman, et al, are worth quoting at length: “...famous for its broad ironies and its parodies of
the literary life of Chicago and New York. It is primarily a literary ‘stunt,’ immensely amusing,
and has to be accepted as such. It is arranged in newspaper format, its shrieking headlines
announcing ‘events’ improbable and ludicrous. Ben Hecht’s 1001 Afternoons in Chicago
appears in each issue, as does Bodenheim’s ‘authorized’ but incredible autobiography. Ring
Lardner and Samuel Putnam also contribute. The magazine is a thoroughly enjoyable bit of
‘history’ of Chicago’s Bohemianism and how it grew.”
HOFFMAN, et al, p.268. $600.
163. Heinlein, Robert [sourcework & screenwriter], and Alford (“Rip”) Van Ronkel, and James
O’Hanlon [screenwriters]: [Original Deluxe Studio Publicity Pressbook for:] DESTINATION
MOON. [Np]: George Pal Productions / Eagle - Lion Films, 1950. 28,[2]pp. plus gatefold
panels. Folio (51 x 34.5 cm). Heavy textured paper wrapper with color pictorial vignette.
Heavily illustrated throughout, printed in red black and grey. Horizontal fold, some fraying
at extended overlap wrapper edges, short splits around spine staples, ink date and smudge
in upper fore-corner of upper wrapper; still, a good, internally very good example of this
unwieldy but magnificent presentation.
The deluxe original studio publicity campaign pressbook for the first ambitious science fiction
film of the 1950s, produced by George Pal and directed by Irving Pichel. The screenplay
was based on Heinlein’s novella (which was written for the screen), and Heinlein had a hand
in the script. John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, et al, starred, but actors played
second fiddle to the Academy Award-winning special effects, which were overseen by Lee
Zavitz, and rooted in Chesley Bonestell’s visualizations. The film was an earnest attempt
to present a popularized visual impression of the difficulties and strategies that would be
entailed in achieving the first moon-landing, and as such exerted considerable influence on
a generation or two of fans and future astrophysicists with no taste for B.E.M.s in their science fiction. $375.
164. [Hemingway, Ernest, et al]: THE THIRD NEW YEAR AN ETUDE IN THE KEY OF
FRANKNESS. Chicago & New York: Esquire, Inc., 1935. Small octavo. Publisher’s blue-green
crushed morocco, spine and side panels gilt extra, a.e.g. Tipped-in color plates. Spine ends
very slightly rubbed, some mottling to endsheets beyond the usual marbling, otherwise a
very good or better copy.
First edition. One of five hundred numbered copies, printed for distribution to patrons of
Esquire. This copy does not have a recipient’s name in the place for same on the limitation
page. Hemingway’s “Notes on the Next War” appears here for the first time in book form, in
company with Langston Hughes’s “The Folks at Home.”
HANNEMAN B20. GRISSOM B24. $85.
165. [Hesse, Herman Pastiche]: Austin, Philip, et al [screenwriters]: [Set of Eight Color
Publicity Stills for:] ZACHARIAH. [Np]: ABC Pictures / Cinerama Releasing, 1971 Eight 8 x
10” color stills. Unused, fine.
A set of the color stills distributed to promote this self-proclaimed “First Electric Western,” very,
very loosely derived from Hesse’s Siddartha. The cast included Doug Kerhsaw, Country Joe
and the Fish, the James Gang, Don Johnson, and John Rubenstein, under the direction of
George Englund. While critically controversial, the 1971 release remains for some members
of a generation a compelling guilty pleasure. $45.
166. [Hipster Exploitation Film]: O’Connell, Jack [screenwriter, director & producer]: [Original Studio One-Sheet
for:] GREENWICH VILLAGE STORY (BIRTHPLACE OF
THE HOOTENANNY). [New York]: Shaw International,
1963. Original two-color one-sheet (41 x 27”). Folded, as
issued, a bit of a crease to one margin, otherwise fine.
A garish one-sheet issued to promote this exploitation
film, “a tale of young love and desire ... roaming the
bars, the caverns, the pads and lofts and the clangorous
confines of the extroverts, introverts and perverts” (a
quote attributed, perhaps dubiously, to the NY Times).
The film starred Robert Hogan, Melinda (Cordell) Plank,
et al, and earned O’Connell a nomination at the Venice
Film Festival for “Best First Work.” He endeavored to
enhance that celebrity with Swedish Fly Girls (1971)
and The Hippie Revolution (1996), among other
durable cinematic masterpieces. Prior to this project,
he had worked as Director’s Assistant on Antonioni’s
L’Aventura (1960). $100.
167. Hitchcock, Alfred [director]: [Seven German Stills
for]: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. [West Germany.
ca. 1961]. Seven 9 x 11.5” (22.5 x 29 cm) glossy black
& white borderless stills. Tack holes in corners from
display use, German dealer’s stamp on verso of each, oxidation to a couple of versos at
margins; a good lot.
Seven representative stills issued to promote the delayed, post-war 1961 German release of
Hitchcock’s 1940 WWII espionage thriller, based on a screenplay by Charles Bennett, Joan
Harrison, James Hilton, Robert Benchley and Ben Hecht, starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day,
Herbert Marshall, et al. $75.
168. [Hitchhiking]: Anonymous: GETTING USED TO IT OR THE WANDERER’S HOME COMPANION BEING: A GENTLE GUIDE TO BUMMING IN THE U.S.A. [wrapper title]. Berkeley.
1966. 24pp. Quarto. Mechanically duplicated typescript, with hand-lettered stenciled upper
wrapper. Some tanning to wrapper, a bit of curling, otherwise very good.
An anonymous compilation of useful information and observations about life on the road, the
title derived from Dylan, and dedicated by the author “to Mary, with love ... And to Richard
Farina - who’s gone out the back door, but left us flowers.” The author’s list of recommended
reading to be packed along includes titles by Guthrie, Kerouac, Miller, Heller, Tolkien, Watts,
Thoreau, Kesey, Steinbeck, Beagle and others, but overlooks a goodly number of classics
of road and hobo life. No copies turn up in OCLC. $45.
169. Hobson, Anthony: RENAISSANCE BOOK COLLECTING JEAN GROLIER AND DIEGO HURTADO DE MENDOZA THEIR BOOKS AND BINDINGS. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, [1999]. 175pp. Quarto. Gilt cloth. Frontis, plates and illustrations. First
edition, clothbound issue. Fine in dust jacket. $150.
170. Hobson, Charles: PARISIAN ENCOUNTERS GREAT LOVES AND GRAND PASSIONS.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, [1984]. Oblong octavo. Spiral bound stiff pictorial boards.
Illustrations. About fine, with promotional card laid in.
First edition. Inscribed and signed by the author/artist a decade after publication. A “flip book”
taking as its subject prominent Parisian couples from Napoleon and Josephine to Henry Miller
and Anaïs Nin. $30.
Issues on Fine Paper
171. Hodgson, Ralph: A FLYING SCROLL [Numbers 2 through 11]. Philadelphia: Printed by
Namleda & Co., ...for the Author... Minerva, Ohio, 1945-51. Ten narrow folio broadsides (18 1/2
x 6 1/8” to 16 3/4 x 4 1/2”). One number has a thumb-tip size patch of browning in the upper
right blank corner, otherwise a very nice set (#s 3-11 encapsulated in Mylar and stiff card).
A nearly complete run of this serial broadside series, each number present in the uncommon issue on rag paper. The missing first number is very scarce. The series includes the
first appearances of a number of Hodgson’s poems which he later collected in book form
in The Skylark and Other Poems (1958) and Collected Poems (1961). They were printed
for Hodgson by Philadelphia bibliophile Seymour Adelman. The editions usually consisted of
between 31 and 36 copies on rag paper and between 100 and 140 on regular paper (though
Sweetser is indefinite in the case of a few of the numbers as to the exact count).
SWEETSER A12-29. $365.
Extra-Illustrated
172. [Hogarth, William]: Dobson, Austin: WILLIAM HOGARTH. New York & London: Dodd,
Mead & Co / Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., 1891. xiv,368pp. plus plates. Large, thick
octavo. Full dull rose crushed levant, elaborately gilt extra, with green gilt morocco inlaid
corner-pieces, gilt dentelles and green morocco doublures with elaborately gilt decorations
and additional red, aqua, purple and cream decorative inlays, moiré silk endsheets, t.e.g.,
others rough trimmed. Portrait, plates, folding facsimile. A bit of rubbing at tips, otherwise
about fine. Laid in bookplate of Frederick S. Peck, of Belton Court.
First substantially revised and expanded edition, US issue, comprised of sheets printed in
the UK. In addition to the published 42 illustrations (including 12 photogravures and a folding
manuscript facsimile), this copy has also been extra-illustrated with some thirty-five original
engravings, most of them by or after Hogarth, some of them paired with their reproductions
in the text, a couple of them of the slightly risqué sort. Although the binding is unsigned, a
previous, knowledgeable owner has identified it in pencil as being by Harcourt.
DOBSON XX. MURRAY IX. $1250.
173. Hogg, James: THE BROWNIE OF BODSBECK. Philadelphia: Printed by T. W. Ustick,
1833. Two volumes bound in one. 78;78pp, 12mo. Original muslin-backed drab boards,
printed spine label. Boards a sit soiled and rubbed, with narrow loss at lower forecorner
of upper board, corner torn from nearly detached front free endsheet, the remainder of the
endsheets occupied with numerous early pencil caricatures and drawings, as well as a pencil
draft (with revisions) of a poem, some modest foxing and tanning; just a good, sound copy.
Second American edition, first published in company with other tales in Edinburgh and New
York in 1818, The text here printed is of The Brownie ... on its own, which is one of the
standout supernatural tales of the early 19th century from a Scottish pen. Among the caricatures is one that just might be interpreted as being of an African American.
BLEILER, p.101. BLEILER (SUPERNATURAL), 834. $125.
174. [Holmesana]: Abramson, Ben: YOU AND SHERLOCK HOLMES AN INVITATION TO
ADVENTURE ... [wrapper title]. New York: The Argus Book Shop [nd. but ca. 1948]. 11,[1]
pp. Narrow octavo. Printed self-wrappers. Very near fine.
A characteristic Abramson promotional, in this case for the BSJ -- the first number of volume
III had just appeared -- and related publications. $25.
175. Huddleston, Sisley: BACK TO MONTPARNASSE GLIMPSES OF BROADWAY IN BOHEMIA. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1931. 313pp. Cloth. Frontis and plates. Slight discoloration
along lower edges of pictorial endsheets, but a very good copy in spine-tanned, price-clipped,
moderately used dust jacket with small nicks, a short tear in the lower joint, a quarter-size
splash mark on the spine panel, and a bit of humidity wrinkling along lower edge.
First US edition of Huddleston’s journalistic account of Paris culture and the expatriate community during his residence there following WWI to date, including mention of some of the
central literary figures, expat periodicals, etc. $100.
176. Hutchins, Edward [curator]: STAND & DELIVER ENGINEERING SCULPTURE INTO A
BOOK FORMAT. [Fleetwood, NY]: Brookfield Center & Moveable Book Society, [2003]. Stiff
card folder (15 x 17 cm) with central pop-up, enclosing two printed booklets and a cd. Slight
smudge to lower panel of folder, otherwise about fine. Enclosed in Mylar mailing sleeve.
First edition. One of 950 copies. An elaborate exhibition catalogue for this touring exhibition
devoted to artists’ books. Curator’s description: “Upon opening, a pop-up explodes from the
center, and two booklets push out from each side. The Show Booklet includes an introduction,
background stories, and an interactive CD. The Gallery Booklet includes color photos and
short descriptions for all 52 books in the show. Julie Sadler designed the CD that features
additional photographs, artist statements, sound effects, and several short movie clips.
Kyle Olman was the paper engineer.” Accompanied by a printed slip about the catalogue,
personalized, inscribed and signed “Ed” on the verso. Currently in print at $90. $55.
177. [Icelandic Artists]: GANGURINN THE CORRIDOR [Whole Numbers 2 & 3]. Reykjavik:
Corridor Gallery, 1982-3. Two issues. A4 photomechanically reproduced sheets, those for
#2 laid into stiff folder with label; those for #3 folded and inserted into stencil printed paper
envelope. Outer folder of #2 a bit spotted and soiled at edges, #3 about fine.
Serial portfolios associated with collective exhibitions, in the case of #2, fifteen artists (10
July - 10 August 1982), and in the case of #3, twelve artists Jan. 1982 through Jan. 1983.
Each consists of a visual contribution by each of the artists, reproduced by some form of
photomechanical process, with the images identified by typed caption, rubber stamp or signature within the work itself. Virtually all are monochrome, but in at least one instance, color
has been added. The Corridor was founded in 1980, as a small non-commercial gallery in
service to new artists, chiefly Icelandic, but as well from abroad. Accompanied by a second
copy of #3. $55.
178. Ingraham, J[oseph] H[olt]: THE ODD FELLOW, OR, THE SECRET ASSOCIATION, AND
FORAGING PETER. Boston: United States Publishing Company, 1846. [2],[5]-18,35-82pp.
Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume, without wrappers. Scattered foxing and
spotting, some pencil names and annotations, still, a good, sound copy, partially untrimmed.
First separate edition, after being first published in the company of another work as a component of a ‘twilight’ book, comprised of the sheets from the March 1843 issue of the Boston
Notion (see BAL 9953). The eccentric pagination is characteristic of all copies. These two
novellas are somewhat less burdened with the overt religiosity that was to come to characterize Ingraham’s fiction after his ordination in the Episcopalian church. The first work is,
in part, set in New Orleans during the Yellow Fever epidemic and singles out for praise the
acts of benevolence by members of the Order.
BAL10022. WRIGHT I:1333. $125.
179. [Ireland]: Willis, N.P.; J. Stirling Coyne; and W. H. Bartlett [illustrations]: THE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND, ILLUSTRATED FROM DRAWINGS BY .... London:
George Virtue, [ca. 1842]. Two volumes. iv,[2],170;iv,186pp. plus map and 118 plates. Quarto.
Full green late 19th century morocco, raised bands, gilt extra, a.e.g. Engraved extra title
and plates. Moderate marginal foxing to the plates offset to the tissue guards, a few plates
bound slightly out of place, sign of repair at gutter after II:182 (preceding the Appendix), but
a good, sound set.
First edition in book form, BAL’s issue 1 of the text, with earliest form of the ‘Glengariff’ [sic]
plate, but without the portrait of Willis omitted from issue 2 of the first volume. In place of
the portrait, the binder placed the plate of Innisfallen from volume two. There was also a
serial printing in 30 parts, which is scarce.
BAL 2276. $650.
180. [Irish Fiction - Anonymous]: EDMUND O’HARA, AN IRISH TALE. By the Author of
“Ellmer Castle.” Dublin: William Curry, Jr. and Co., 1828. 359pp. 12mo. Contemporary olive
calf, boards decorated with a blindstamped basket-weave pattern, gilt label. Frontispiece.
Some rubbing to joints, scattered foxing, browning and spotting; a good, sound copy.
First edition. “A controversial story of an anti-Catholic kind” - Brown. OCLC locates 9 copies
spread over four entries.
BROWN 26. WOLFF 7452. $100.
181. Jackson, Holbrook: THE EIGHTEEN NINETIES A REVIEW OF ART AND IDEAS AT
THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. London: Grant Richards, 1913. Large octavo. Gilt cherry red cloth, t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Light rubbing to tips, some foxing to
fore-edge and endleaves, but a very good copy.
First edition of this significant early appraisal, inscribed and signed by the author on the
front free endsheet in 1915 “... with the esteem of his friend the author Holbrook Jackson.” $125.
182. [James, Henry]: Edel, Leon: HENRY JAMES THE UNTRIED YEARS 1843 -1870 [with:]
HENRY JAMES THE CONQUEST OF LONDON 1870 - 1881 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE
MIDDLE YEARS 1882 - 1895 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE TREACHEROUS YEARS: 1895
- 1901 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE MASTER: 1901 - 1916. London: Rupert Hart-Davis,
1953 - 1972. Five volumes. Publisher’s gilt lettered russet-brown cloth. Very good to near
fine in occasionally lightly used dust jackets (two with publisher’s price labels affixed over
the prices on the flaps).
First UK editions, all but the fourth being first printings, and the fourth being the second
impression. An excellent association set, each volume bearing Edel’s often quite lengthy
and affectionate inscription to noted James collector/scholar and frequent Edel collaborator
on matters Jamesian, Adeline Tintner Janowitz, and her husband, Henry. The inscriptions
in all but the third volume date from 1983, and the third, which also bears a presentation
inscription contemporary with publication to “a valued colleague during my NYU years,” is
inscribed solely to Adeline in 1984. He comments occasionally about the particular edition,
noting that this UK edition of The Middle Years “... contains some new material not in the
U.S. edition....” About the second impression of The Treacherous Years, he writes: “This
is not a first edition; and it is a variant binding. (The first was bound in blue - totally out of
keeping with the brown-russet bindings of the other volumes.) I regard this volume as a key
volume in the series ....” A standout set of this work, up to its time the definitive biographical
treatment of its subject, and the work leading to Edel’s receipt of both the Pulitzer Prize and
the National Book Award.
EDEL & LAURENCE C184-7. $750.
The Very Scarce Separate Printing of The International Protest
183. [Joyce, James]: [INTERNATIONAL PROTEST] IT IS A MATTER OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ULYSSES OF MR. JAMES JOYCE IS ... [first line]. Paris. 2nd February
1927. Folio broadside (35 x 21.2 cm), printed on recto only. Old horizontal fold, trace of dust
darkening along a portion of the extreme right margin, lower right corner creased; otherwise,
a very good to near fine copy of this fragile item.
The separate broadside printing of the English
text of the protest by over 160 writers and
other dignitaries mounted against Samuel
Roth and his unauthorized piracy of segments
of Ulysses for publication in Two Worlds
Monthly. Joyce had engaged Benjamin Connor, through the firm of Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, to pursue legal action against
Roth, but in the face of the inevitable slow
forward movement of such action, he asked
Archibald MacLeish and Ludwig Lewisohn
to draft the text of this protest. The text was
circulated and the signers, including Einstein,
Eliot, Hemingway, Mann, Loy, Yeats, Woolf,
Lawrence, Lewis, Stephens, Wells, Wilder and
many others, got on board. The protest was
dated and issued to the press coincident with
Joyce’s birthday, in both English and French
printings, and the whole was reprinted in the
April 1927 issue of transition. Of course, the
protest had no effect on Roth’s continued publication of bowdlerized excerpts from Ulysses
- in September of 1926 he had run out of
available text from WIP to print - and Ulysses
continued to be excerpted through the issues
of September and October of 1927 (the latter
issued only as part of the publisher’s bound
3 volume format).
ELLMANN (1965 printing), pp.598-9. SLOCUM
& CAHOON C68 (note). $8500.
184. [Joyce, James]: INJUNCTION ... [wrapper title]. [Paris]: Reprinted from transition no.
16-17, June 1929. [4]pp. Small quarto leaflet (228 x 165 mm). Old horizontal fold for mailing,
lower fore-corner faintly creased, but near fine.
Here printed, in one of the most fragile and uncommon of all the offprints / supplements related to transition, is Judge Richard H. Mitchell’s unequivocal December 1928 ruling against
Samuel Roth’s unauthorized publication of segments from Ulysses (and by implication WIP).
Roth and his company were enjoined not only from further publication of any work by Joyce,
but also from any use of his name for any purpose, promotional or other. There is an odd
typo in the transcription of the injunction, dating it the “37th” day of December 1928. $650.
185. [Joyce, James]: Field, Saul [illus], and Morton P. Levitt: BLOOMSDAY. Greenwich:
New York Graphic Society, [1972]. Folio (40 x 28.5 cm). Cloth. Plates. Fine in very slightly
tanned dust jacket with crease in front flap. Pictorial slipcase (a bit of dust-spotting along
the lower edge of the upper panel).
First edition, limited issue. Copy #5 of 225 numbered copies, from a total edition of 250
(plus 25 a.p.s.), signed by the author and artist. Laid in, as issued, is an original engraving
(“Metampsychosis”) printed on Barcham Green paper, numbered (‘5/250’) and signed by
Field in pencil in the lower margin. Denoted “An Interpretation of James Joyce’s Ulysses.” $175.
186. [Joyce, James]: Coughlin, Jack: [Original Pencil and Watercolor Portrait of James
Joyce]. [Montague, MA?]. 1999. Original pencil and watercolor portrait (14 x 16.5 cm plus
large margins). A couple of minor smudges in the extremes of the large margins, otherwise
fine. Laid into a custom-cut mat.
A shoulders-up portrait of Joyce as an adult, in 3/4 profile, titled, signed and dated by the
artist in the margin. “Jack Coughlin is well known for his strong portraits of literary figures
and musicians. His prints, drawings and watercolors have been exhibited widely across
the United States and Europe. They are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan
Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Collection of Fine Arts in
Washington D.C., the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences in Virginia, the Worcester Art
Museum in Massachusetts, the University of Colorado, the Philadelphia Free Public Library,
Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort, Germany, the New University of Ulster, Coleraine,
Northern Ireland and in several other important museum, university and library collections
worldwide. A member of the National Academy of Design, he has received numerous awards
and prizes and his portraits are regularly commissioned for the New Republic. His portraits
have also been published in several volumes of poetry in Ireland and the United States” from the artist’s website. $500.
187. Karsh, Yousuf: [Two Original Gelatin Silver Prints of Photographs of Zulu Children
in a Missionary Hospital]. [Np: The Photographer, ca. 1963]. Two original glossy doubleweight gelatin silver prints from negatives, 11 x 14” (inclusive of margins). Captioned in
pencil on verso. About fine.
Original prints of two photographs taken by Yousuf Karsh on location in South Africa attendant
to the filming of the 1964 Diamond Films production, Zulu, directed by Cy Endfield. Karsh’s
invitation to join the production and photograph the cast and locale resulted in a sequence
of photographs of a very high order, and his interest in the Zulu people lead to additional
photographs not directly associated with the film, such as these. The present images are
two variants of the same situation, a large gathering of Zulu children, some seated, some
standing, with a Caucasian nun, in habit, caring for one of the youngest of the children. The
images are denoted numbers 317 and 410 in the sequence, and are captioned in pencil: “At
a missionary hospital in Zululand” and “Time for milk at a missionary hospital in Zululand.”
Although this project is not as widely known as Karsh’s formal portraiture, examples of the
resulting images have featured prominently in both museum and print retrospectives of his
career. $600.
188. Katz, Vincent, and Alex Katz [illustrator]: A TREMOR IN THE MORNING POEMS ...
WITH ORIGINAL LINOCUTS .... New York: Peter Blum Edition, 1986. Small quarto (23.5
x 19.5). White linen with gilt lettered label. Eleven original woodcuts, printed in color (one
duplicated in a different color). Faint trace of handsoiling to white linen, otherwise fine in
cloth and marbled board slipcase.
First edition. From a total edition of 350 numbered copies, printed letterpress on Ingres
d’Arches, all signed by the author and artist, this is one of 45 copies numbered in Arabic intended to accompany a separate portfolio issue of the woodcuts (not here present).
$450.
189. Kent, Rockwell [Original Lithograph:] “SUSANNA.” [Np: The Artist, 1929]. Original
zinc transfer lithograph (image area 193 x 140mm; 7 5/8 x 5 1/2”), plus large margins. Very
faint foxing to margins, image fine. Matted.
One of an edition of 100 proofs printed on Rives. Signed and titled by Kent in the lower
margin in pencil. This contemplative depiction of a nude woman seated beside a stream,
with her left leg immersed up to the knee, is sometimes known under the alternate title “The
Foot Bath.” With Kennedy Gallery description affixed to verso of mat.
BURNE JONES 38. ROCKWELLKENTIANA 37. $1000.
190. Kent, Rockwell: [Original Pencil and Ink Study of a
Knight and Squire]. [Np: The Artist, nd. but probably late
1920s - 1930s]. Original pencil and ink drawing on paper, image area 27 x 18 cm (10 3/4 x 7”) plus margins. Matted. Mat
a bit dusty, drawing in very good state,
An attractive and very characteristic rendering of a caped
bearded man with broad sword at ease, with a younger cleanshaven figure, also caped, standing behind his right shoulder.
The drawing is not captioned, but it may have been a preliminary study for Kent’s Chaucer or Shakespeare, though it
differs from anything finally published in either. With the Kent
estate paraph in the lower right corner. $3000.
191. Kent, Rockwell [Original Lithograph:] “BEOWULF
AND THE DRAGON.” [Np: The Artist, 1931]. Original stone
lithograph (image area 34 x 24.5 cm; 13 1/2 x 10 1/8”), plus
margins. Matted and well-framed under UV glass. Not examined out of frame, but viewable area fine.
Perhaps the most famous
of the images from Kent’s Beowulf suite, printed in an edition of 150 proofs and signed by Kent in the lower margin
in pencil. When printed in the book edition of Beowulf
(1932), the plate was reversed and slightly smaller. It
was subsequently reproduced in The Dolphin (#2) and in
the October 1939 issue of American Printer. Additional
shipping if sent in frame.
BURNE JONES 75. ROCKWELLKENTIANA 61.
$1000.
192. Kent, Rockwell [Original Wood Engraving - “Drifter”]. [Np: The Artist, 1933]. Original wood engraving (image area 13.5 x 17.5 cm; 5 3/8 x 6 7/8”), plus very large
margins. Matted. Print fine, mat faintly foxed.
One of an edition of 250 proofs printed on unwatermarked
paper, after which the plate was defaced. Signed by Kent in
pencil in the lower left margin. One of Kent’s most popular
wood engravings, with a frontal depiction of a male figure
reclining in a rowboat with head turned upwards toward a
star-filled night sky. With Kennedy Gallery description affixed to verso of mat.
BURNE JONES 92. ROCKWELLKENTIANA 77 (illus on p.86).
$3000.
193. Keppler, Joseph [ed]: POETS. PAINTERS. COMPOSERS. NO. 3. [Seattle: Poets. Painters. Composers., 1985]. Quarto. Typographically decorated bi-fold wrappers. Illustrations,
two color inserts and a tipped-in leaflet. About fine.
Whole number three of this free-form publication associated with the Poets & Composers
performance series at Greenwood Galleries in Seattle. Publisher’s band laid in with a presentation inscription by Keppler (signed with initials): “... With all good wishes November 19,
1985.” A calligraphic contribution by Clifford Burke opens the number. Other issues consisted
of cassette tapes, broadsides, etc. Oddly uncommon. $55.
Bollingen Series I
194. King, Jeff; Maud Oakes, and Joseph Campbell: WHERE THE TWO CAME TO THEIR
FATHER A NAVAHO WAR CEREMONIAL. New York: Pantheon Books / Bollingen Series,
[1943]. [8],84,[4]pp. Quarto book of text, in printed wrappers, accompanied by printed cloth
portfolio (62 x 47 cm) with ribbon ties, containing eighteen original color pochoir prints. The
upper and lower paper folding flaps enclosing the plates are a bit rumbled and snagged, slight
bumps to extreme lower corner of a few plates, some occasional isolated marginal smudges
or tiny spots (some inherent in paper), otherwise an unusually nice set, very good to near fine.
The uncommon and beautiful first edition of the first publication in the numbered sequence of
the Bollingen Series, and one of the most elaborate productions to appear under its imprint.
Jeff King (Hashkeh-yilth-e-yah; 1865-1964) lived on the Pinedale Navaho Reservation, and
performed this ritual on the occasion of the departure of Navaho men to serve in the US
Army during WWII. Oakes, who was then living on the reservation, was allowed to record
the two day ceremony, and kept a record of the elaborate sandpaintings that are integral
to the ritual. Based on his service as an Army scout from 1891-1911, King was the first Navaho to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The Bollingen Series, published under
the auspices of the Bollingen Foundation with the support of Paul Mellon and his first wife,
Mary, has to be reckoned one of the most ambitious and significant publishing enterprises
of the 20th century. And it was highly appropriate that it was inaugurated by this beautiful
production incorporating commentary by Joseph Campbell, who was long associated with
the Series as author and editor. $1750.
195. [King, Stephen (sourcework)]: Romero, George R. [screenwriter]: THE DARK HALF
SCREENPLAY BY ... BASED ON THE NOVEL BY .... [Np]: Orion Pictures Corp, 6 October 31 December 1990. [1],124 leaves, plus supplement [27] leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically
reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only of white, salmon, blue and green stock. Some
scuffing to blank verso of last leaf of text, but very good.
A copy of the fifth draft of Romero’s screen adaptation of King’s 1989 novel. Dated revises
on various colored stocks span almost two months subsequent to the draft. Romero also
directed the Spring 1993 release, which starred Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, et al. Attending this copy are a number of supplements, including photomechanically reproduced
story boards (several with the credit line of Romero associate [Rick] ‘Catizone’) and contact
sheets (of stills by renowned photographer Lynne Warberg), a prototype for a promotional
piece, etc. While wanting in physical signs of provenance, the colored revises and ancillary
material in the supplement imply a reasonable probability that this copy was produced with
authority. $275.
196. [Kleinholz, Frank]: Freundlich, August L.: FRANK KLEINHOLZ - THE OUTSIDER. Coral
Gables: University of Miami Press, [1969]. Small quarto. Cloth. Sixty-one illustrations, sixteen
in color. Small bump to lower front fore-tip, else very good in chipped and worn dust jacket.
First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated on the half-title by Kleinholz on Nov. 15, 1969,
and illustrated with a self-portrait. Affixed by way of some spots of darkened glue to the
verso of the front free endsheet is a signed original proof of a handcolored screenprint by
Kleinholz. $150.
197. Knight, Eric (sourcework), and Sherriff, R.C. [screenwriter]: “THIS ABOVE ALL”
NOVEL BY ... SCREENPLAY BY .... [Beverly Hills]: Twentieth Century-Fox, 5 September
1941. [2],159 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound
in studio binder. Title hand-lettered on spine, light use to overlap wrapper edges, check-out
coupon clipped from first leaf. otherwise near fine.
A “temporary” script of Sherriff’s adaptation to the screen of Knight’s 1941 novel of war-time
London. The 1942 release, directed by Anatole Litvak, starred Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine,
Nigel Bruce, et al. It was nominated by the Academy for four technical awards, and won for
Best Interior Design. Sherriff, best known for Journey’s End, was credited screenwriter of,
or contributor to, a three decades long string of popular film successes. $200.
198. [Knights Templar]: Chiffre, Yvan: THE LAST OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Paris: MBC
Productions, [nd]. [2],137,[1] leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, printed
on rectos only. Claspbound in printed production company wrapper. Very good or better.
An unspecified draft of this English language version of an original screenplay by the French
actor/stuntman/producer, evidently unproduced. Attached to the upper wrapper is an autograph note, signed, from Chiffre forwarding this script to an agent, suggesting it might be
suitable for Max von Sydow or Linda Hunt. The action opens with the execution of Jacques
de Molay. $75.
199. [Kosinski, Jerzy]: Novak, Joseph [pseud]: “¡ EL FUTURO ES NEUSTRO CAMARADAS!”
CONVERSACIONES CON LOS RUSOS DE HOY. Barcelona & Madrid: Editorial Noguer,
[1965]. Printed boards. Photographs. Near fine, in about very good pictorial dust jacket with
small closed tear and tiny chip.
First Spanish edition of Kosinski’s pseudonymously published first book, translated by Juan
Godo Costa. This was formerly one of Kosinski’s copies, as attested by his stamp on the
first blank. $45.
200. Kosinski, Jerzy: SPEAKING FOR MYSELF [caption title]. [Warsaw]: Dialectics and
Humanism, 1987. pp. [117]-120. Paper-backed [4]pp. leaflet. Fine.
An author’s separate from the 1987:1 issue of this periodical, published (largely in English)
at Warsaw University. Kosinski’s reflections on anti-Semitism in Poland. $22.
201. Kyle, Hedi: STUFF [caption title]. [Saugatuck Mi]: Oxbow / Paper & Book Intensive, 1997.
Oblong quarto stiff card wallet, with flap (23 x 34 cm), with three compartments, containing
ca. fifteen separate pieces (paper, vellum and cloth). Fine.
A fascinating collection of small works, largely on paper but also involving vellum and cloth,
printed, painted, screenprinted or otherwise worked over in ink, color and paint, including
die-cuts, stencils and other varia. No edition size is explicit. One of the upper panels of the
wallet is signed “Hedi Kyle Oxbow ‘97 PBI” in ink. Generally regarded as one of the most
significant innovators and makers of artist’s books during the 1970s and 1980s, Hedi Kyle
(b. 1937) graduated from the Werk-Kunst Schule in Wiesbaden, Germany, and after a brief
career as a graphic designer, turned to book arts and book conservation. She retired as Head
Conservator at the American Philosophical Society, and teaches as Adjunct Professor at the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she teaches book structures to MFA students
of the Graduate Program in Book Arts and Printmaking. “Equally at home in the fields of
conservation and the book arts, these fields have greatly in influenced her work and cross
fertilized each other. Her one-of-a-kind constructions have been exhibited internationally,
and are in private and public collections. She is co-founder of Paper and Book Intensive” biographical sketch, Guild of Bookworkers website. As of the time of cataloguing, Ms. Kyle
is the subject of a major one-person exhibition at the San Francisco Center of the Book:
“The World Of Hedi Kyle: Codex Curios and Bibli’Objets.” $375.
202. [Labor Periodical]: FARM LABOR “EQUAL RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS.” Berkeley: Citizens for Farm Labor, February 1964 through May 1965. Seven issues.
Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed rectos and versos, stapled in mimeographed
pictorial wrappers. Most numbers postally used, one leaf detached from staples, offset from
wrappers of first number to facing pages; very good.
Edited by Harry Anderson, Wendey Goepel, et al. Here present are I:4,6; II:5,6; and III:1,2,
and 3. Published monthly from its inception through 1966, and quarterly thereafter, at least
through a fifth volume. $175.
203. LaPlantz, Shereen: WHEN THERE’S NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. Bayside, CA: Press de LaPlantz, 1996. Five panel variation of a tunnel book, with printed film
windows (15 x 13 cm). Rubberband bound at fore-edges, then clothed in colored handmade
paper wrapper. The rubber bands are absent from two fore-edges, but the securing stick for
one is still present, otherwise fine in printed sleeve.
Copy #35 of 100 numbered copies, with the text and illustrations hand drawn, then digitized
and gocco printed on Fabriano Ingres. Signed by the artist. The colophon elaborates upon
the disaster and disruption which the edition survived (a flood, moves, etc). The text and
illustration counterpoint that with an optimism born of finding endless tunnels grist for art
and liberation. $150.
204. [Lawrence, Jacob]: Hersey, John: HIROSHIMA ... WITH A NEW POEM BY ROBERT PENN
WARREN. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1983. Large quarto. Full black aniline calf,
lettered in blind. Illustrated with eight original silkscreens printed in eleven colors. Bookplate
on front pastedown, otherwise about fine in modestly rubbed black silk over boards slipcase.
First edition in this format, the text accompanied by eight original full-page color silkscreens by
Jacob Lawrence resulting in a haunting conjunction of text and image. One of 1500 numbered
copies printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress, with the silkscreens printed at Studio Heinrici
Ltd. Each copy is signed by Hersey, Warren and Lawrence. One of the most heralded of the
Club’s publications of the 1980s, and justly so. $1250.
205. [Le Corbusier]: Ozenfant, Amedée, and Ch-E. Jeanneret-Gris (i.e. Le Corbusier)
[editors]: L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU REVUE INTERNATIONALE ILLUSTRÉE DE L’ACTIVITÉ
CONTEMPORAINE [Whole Number 20]. Paris: Éditions de l’Esprit Nouveau, Jan. / Feb.
1924. Original printed wrappers. Plates and illustrations. Minor foxing and light edgewear to
wrappers, otherwise a very good copy.
A representative example of Ozenfant and Le Corbusier’s influential periodical, printing as
well contributions by both, including Le Corbusier’s “Pérénnité.” $300.
206. Le Corbusier [pseud. of Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris]: MANIÈRE DE PENSER
L’URBANISME ... URBANISME DES CIAM. [Boulogne-sur-Seine]: Editions de l’Architecture
d’Aujourd’hui. [1946]. 184pp. Decorated wrappers. Illustrations (some in color). Slight fraying
to spine ends, uniform tanning to text stock, small ownership stamp inside front wrapper,
but a very good copy.
First edition, published as the first volume in the “Collection ASCORAL,” under Le Corbusier’s
editorship. His introductory note indicates that the text dates from 1943, early after the organization of ASCORAL (Assemblée de Constructeurs pour une Rénovation Architecturale),
but publication was delayed by the Occupation. $250.
207. Le Corbusier [pseud. of Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris]: LE MODULOR ESSAI SUR
UNE MESURE HARMONIQUE A L’ECHELLE HUMAINE APPLICABLE UNIVERSELLEMENT A L’ARCHITECTURE ET A LA MECANIQUE. Boulogne: Editions de l’Architecture
d’Aujourd’Hui, [1950]. Oblong 12mo. Decorated wrapper over stiff wrapper. Illustrations and
photographs. Typical slight tanning, some slight spotting to lower wrapper and to top edge,
otherwise a very good copy in folding decorated clamshell box.
First edition, ordinary issue. One of 4000 copies on vélin Bouffant, from a total edition of
4110 copies, published as volume 4 in the “Collection ASCORAL.” $250.
208. Le Corbusier [pseud. of Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris]: LE POÈME ELECTRONIQUE.
[Paris]: Editions de Minuit, [1958]. Small quarto (21 x 21 cm). Cloth. Profusely illustrated with
photographs, drawings and decorations. A fine copy in the pictorial dust jacket.
First edition, published in the series “Les Cahiers Forces Vives.” $300.
209. Le Corbusier [pseud. of Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris]: LE LIVRE DE RONCHAMP.
[Paris]: Les Cahiers Forces Vives [Les Editions de Minuit], [1961]. Oblong quarto (20.5 x
20.5 cm). Stiff pictorial wrappers. Extensively illustrated with photographs and facsimiles.
Light use to spine extremities, otherwise very good or better.
First edition, trade issue. Edited by Jean Petit, as the fourth volume in the series. An additional one thousand numbered copies were reserved for members of the Club du Livre
Chrétien. Laid in is a prospectus for other titles in the series. $125.
210. [Le Corbusier]: Weber, Heidi: LE CORBUSIER - THE ARTIST WORKS FROM THE
HEIDI WEBER COLLECTION. [Zurich & Montreal: Edition Heidi Weber, 1988]. Oblong folio
(24.5 x 30 cm). Black cloth, lettered in blind, pictorial onlay. Extensively illustrated in color.
Photographs. Fine in matching slipcase.
First edition. One of 4000 copies printed. Introduction by the collector. Essay “In the Service of Poetry” by Hansjörg Gadient. Comments by Le Corbusier printed in facsimile of his
handwriting. A visual feast, based on Weber’s remarkable acquisitions during her association
with the artist from 1958 until his death. $200.
211. [Le Corbusier]: Cohen, Jean-Louis, and Tim Benton: LE CORBUSIER LE GRAND.
[London & New York: Phaidon, 2008]. Two volumes. 768pp. plus supplement of English
translations. Massive folio (42.5 x 32.5 x 6 cm). Glossy pictorial boards, second volume in
printed tan boards. Heavily illustrated in color and black & white, with photographs, facsimiles
and renderings. Fine in printed and pictorial slipcase.
First edition. A remarkable record of Le Corbusier’s life and accomplishments, presented in
imposing format. Shipping extra: weight in excess of 20 lbs. $300.
212. [Leaf Book - Allen Press]: Hall, Basil: THE GREAT POLYGLOT BIBLES INCLUDING
A LEAF FROM THE COMPLUTENSIAN OF ACALÁ, 1514-17. San Francisco: The Book
Club of California, 1966. Folio (38 x 27 cm). Folded signatures laid into printed wrapper.
Facsimile. Marginal decorations. Fine in silk clamshell box with printed label. Two collector’s
bookplates inside box.
First edition. One of four hundred numbered copies printed by hand by the Allens on Rives
in Italian Old-Style. The border illustrations were gleaned from 16th century Spanish texts.
With an original leaf from the 1514-17 Complutensian Bible tipped-in (2d1). Prospectus
(folded for mailing) and explanatory slip laid in. $600.
213. [Leaf Book - Bible]: Lowes, John Livingston, and Louis Newman: A LEAF FROM THE
1611 KING JAMES BIBLE WITH “THE NOBLEST MONUMENT OF ENGLISH PROSE “
... & “THE PRINTING OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE” .... San Francisco: Printed for the
Book Club of California by the Grabhorn Press, 1937. Folio (40 x 28 cm). Cloth and boards,
paper spine label. Fore-corners bruised, collector’s bookplate, ink location note in corner of
pastedown, otherwise a very good copy.
One of a total edition of three hundred copies, printed in double columns, in black and red
with decorated initials, at the Grabhorn Press. According to the Press bibliography, thirty-five
of those were ‘special’ copies, containing a leaf opening a book of the Bible, a leaf with a
chapter-head decoration, or a leaf with one or more ornamental initial letters -- the present
leaf is from II Kings (LL3) and prints two chapter openings, each with an ornamental initial
letter. It bears a presentation inscription from California collector Albert M. Bender, to Dr.
Jacob Weinstein.
GRABHORN 275. $600.
214. Lehrer, Warren: I MEAN YOU KNOW. New York & Rochester: Earsay Books / Visual
Studies Workshop, [1983]. Quarto. Cloth. Fine in dust jacket. Prospectus laid in.
First edition, trade issue. One of 700 copies, from a total edition of 1000 copies. Described
as “a play of voices that explores the music of thought. Seven people by chance and circumstance inhabit the same building. The time span is a few hours of one day. The walls
become translucent. Barriers that separate the thoughts of the solitary workers dissolve. The
characters reveal themselves through the melody and rhythm of their speech.” $35.
215. [Limited Editions Club]: Beaujon, Paul, et al: QUARTO-MILLENARY THE FIRST 250
PUBLICATIONS AND THE FIRST 25 YEARS 1929 - 1954 OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS
CLUB A CRITIQUE A CONSPECTUS A BIBLIOGRAPHY .... New York: The Limited Editions Club 1959. Large quarto (32 x 24 cm). Half pebbled black calf and cloth over beveled
boards, blindstamped leather inset. Illustrations, facsimiles and tip-ins. A few very faint and
minor spots to upper board, otherwise fine in modestly bumped and slightly cracked slipcase.
First edition. One of a total of 2250 numbered copies (1500 for Club members) printed by
A. Colish and Clarke & Way. With contributions by Beaujon, Paul Bennett, Robert Dothard,
James Laver, Edward A. Jewell, Thomas Craven, and John Winterich. $225.
216. Lissitsky, El, and M. Alpert [design]: USSR IN CONSTRUCTION A MONTHLY ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE [Whole Number 10]. [Moscow]: State Publishing House of Graphic
Arts, October 1932. Folio (41.5 x 30cm). Pictorial wrappers. A good copy only: the extreme
lower forecorners are a bit creased and occasionally ragged; the front wrapper has the lower
extreme fore-corner chipped away and, there is a short tear near the toe of the spine resulting in the loss of the extreme lower spine corner of the lower wrapper and last leaf; there is
a small chip in the lower wrapper at the spine crown; here is an 11 cm internally mended
tear in the rear wrapper up from the lower edge and another internally mended 7 cm tear in
the fore-edge, each with small chips associated; and one panel of the enormous center four
panel gatefold is neatly separated along the fold; still, a reasonably good copy of an issue
seldom found in ideal condition.
Founded by Maxim Gorky and published in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1941 (and 1949),
under the general editorship of G. Piatakov. An important issue of this innovative periodical,
devoted to the Dnieprostroy hydroelectric project, with the ‘plan’ of the issue by El Lissitsky
and M. Alpert. The text is by Boris Agapov, translated for this English version by D. S. Mirsky. Of special note are four preliminary pages in tribute to H. G. Wells. The photographic
component drew on a number of official sources, with additional special photography by
Alpert and A. Shaykhet. “All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed
by Lissitsky, Rodchenko and others were developed in USSR in Construction, one of the
most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century” - Parr-Badger. Versions were
also published in Russian, German and French.
PARR-BADGER I:148 $650.
217. Locke, Richard Adams: THE MOON HOAX; OR, A DISCOVERY THAT THE MOON
HAS A VAST POPULATION OF HUMAN BEINGS .... New York: William Gowans, 1859.
vi,63,[1],12pp. Original printed wrappers (a bit chipped and discolored at edges). Frontis.
Early ink name and inscription, some relevant pencil annotations (some erased), historical
society stamp on upper wrapper, large chip from lower edge and along lower portion of the
joint of the rear wrapper; a good, sound copy.
One of the more accessible editions of the famous 19th century fabrication, first published
serially in the New York Sun in August 1835, and then reprinted in two pamphlet formats in
1835 (both of them quite rare). This edition includes a frontispiece of “A View of the Moon, as
Seen by Lord Rosse’s Telescope 1856.” Locke (1800 - 1871) cast his fiction as a reprinting of
communications originally published as a supplement to the Edinburgh Journal of Science,
purportedly based on correspondence between Sir John Herschel and Dr. Andrew Grant.
A portion of the text deals with the technical aspects of the construction of the enhanced
telescope that made the observations possible, and the remainder treats the descriptions of
the vegetation and animal life that thereby became observable, including winged humanoids
exhibiting a level of moderately high civilized development. Locke’s fiction convinced a considerable portion of its readership of its veracity and the separate contemporary printings sold
out very quickly. In 1852, a close acquaintance of Locke’s, William Griggs, published a larger
work incorporating the original text, an account of the reception of the hoax, a biographical
sketch revealing the identity of the author and additional context, including factual treatment
of the known characteristics of the moon.
Bleiler, SCIENCE FICTION THE EARLY YEARS, 1349. WRIGHT I:1704a (1835 edition).
BLEILER (1978), p. 125 (1835 editions). $550.
218. Logan, John, and Aaron Siskind [eds]: CHOICE: 6 A MAGAZINE OF POETRY AND
PHOTOGRAPHY. Chicago. [1970]. Oblong small quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Photographs.
A bit creased and well-read; a good, sound copy.
Inscribed and signed by John Logan: “Copy for Cid Corman The ‘Original’ edition -- with
‘compliments of This editor’ and gratitude of a friend - John Logan.” The photos consist of a
portfolio of work by Charles Swedlund, and the poems are presented in sections as works by
poets with regional identification: New York City, Buffalo, Iowa City, San Francisco, Canada,
translation and General. A good association copy. $65.
219. London, Jack: THE FAITH OF MEN AND OTHER STORIES. London: Heinemann, 1904.
Brown cloth, stamped in gilt and darker brown. First British edition. Scattered light foxing,
bookplate, otherwise a very good, tight copy.
BAL 11878(n). SMITH L-438. $225.
220. THE LOTUS. Kansas City, MO: Inter-Collegiate Publishing Company, 1 November
1895 through 15 May 1896. Volume one, numbers 1 through 12. Twelve numbers .Narrow
octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Illustrated. Slack sewn in publisher’s gilt decorated pictorial cloth
over boards. Spine of binding faded and dull, occasional light foxing or dusting to issues,
otherwise very good.
Edited by Hilliard Johnson, et al. An attractively appointed bi-weekly periodical devoted to
the publication of works by college students from the region, notable chiefly for its restrained
and tasteful importation of ‘90s visual styles into this region of the U.S. heartland. I:9 is a
special Easter number. While a remainder of a few of the issues turned up some years ago,
complete volumes in the publisher’s cloth binding are much more uncommon. $275.
221. Lubbock, J. G.: LOVE FOR THE EARTH. [London]: Bertram Rota, [1990]. Quarto (29
x 24.5 cm). Quarter gilt lettered morocco and gilt decorated silk over boards, t.e.g., others
untrimmed. Fine in marbled paper over boards slipcase.
First edition. One of 95 numbered copies, printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press,
and signed by the author/artist. Illustrated with five double spread and six single page copper
plate etchings with aquatint, the colors printed in intaglio and relief, with additional colors
applied by wash. Lubbock’s “are extraordinary and visionary books. Nobody else has steered
his course in taking on the universe – for that is the theme, nothing less” (Colin Franklin,
writing in the journal Fine Print, 1979). $550.
222. Luca, Ghérasim: HÉROS-LIMITE. [Paris]: Le Soleil Noir, [1953]. Small octavo. Printed
wrappers. Illustrations. Spine darkened, wrappers and fore-edge somewhat foxed, internally
about fine and, in part, unopened.
First edition, ordinary issue. With three illustrations by Jacques Hérold. An unnumbered
copy, in addition to the 500 copies on Offset Neige and 73 copies in a hierarchy of deluxe
formats. Inscribed and signed by the author in his minute, delicate hand, to collector/dealer/
historian, Julien Levy. $225.
223. [MacInnes, Colin (sourcework)]: Burridge, Richard and Michael Hamlyn, et al [screenwriters]: [Vintage West German Publicity Poster for:] ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. [Np]: Neu
Constantin Film, [1986]. Original 33 x 23” German A1 poster (the “Mod on Vespa” style).
Folded as issued, else fine.
A highly pictorial poster issued to promote the West German release of the musical film loosely
adapted from Colin MacInnes’s 1959 novel, set to rock and enmeshed in the racial tensions
at the time of the Notting Hill riots in London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, and
starred Patsy Kensit (as Crepe Suzette), Eddie O’Connell, Ray Davies, David Bowie, Sade,
and Mandy Rice-Davies, et al. The film is notable for its soundtrack, released concurrently
with the film, which raised it to cult status. $45.
224. Malanga, Gerard [curator]: STATEN ISLAND VIEWS 1934 - 1969. Snug Harbor: Newhouse Gallery, 1987. Oblong quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Photographs. Near fine.
First edition. An exhibition catalogue, with a prefatory essay by A.D. Coleman, and a note
by Malanga, who has signed this copy on the title-page. $40.
225. [Malanga, Gerard, et al]: VERBAL ABUSE NO. 3: NEW RELIGIONS. New York: 1994.
Oblong large octavo. Illustrations and photographs. Very good or better.
Edited by Chi Chi Valenti. “Verbal Abuse is a literary quarterly for the culturally jaded,
published in print from 1993-1995, and returning in 2007. Begun in 1993 at New York’s
JACKIE 60 nightclub and its monthly reading series, the magazine presents arts & letters of
a distinctly different stripe, embracing sexual themes and other material often unpublishable
elsewhere” - publisher’s 2007 web site. This copy is signed by contributor Gerard Malanga,
who appears in company with Charles H. Ford, Ginsberg, Warhol, Guy Debord, Asbestos
Pestle, Sister Dimension, and many others. $85.
226. Mallarmé, Stéphane: UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD POÈME.
Paris: Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1914. Large
quarto (33 x 25.5 cm). Printed wrappers. Minor tanning and
smudging to wrappers (chiefly the lower wrapper), but a
very good copy.
First edition in book form of Mallarme’s long poem, ordinary
issue on vergé, after ten copies on Montval and 90 on vélin
d’Arches, printed 10 July 1914 at L’Imprimerie Sainte Catherine, in Bruges. First published in the journal Cosmopolis
(May 1897), the poem, in an effort to produce the effect of a
musical score and the “subdivisions prismatiques de l’idée,”
demanded a special layout and precision of typography that
left Mallarmé unsatisfied with the results. This edition was
overseen after his death by his son-in-law, Dr. Edmond Bonniot, and drew upon manuscripts, proofs, annotations and
notes by Mallarmé in an attempt to accomplish a typographic
arrangement closer to the author’s intent: one of the first
purely typographic poems in French literature.
TALVART & PLACE (Mallarme), 13a. $1500.
227. Mamet, David: THE NEW HOUSE. [Np]: Rebecca Press, 1989. Miniature (7 x 5.7 cm).
Morocco backed wood boards with die-cut window and small replica door handle and key.
Illustrations. Fine in oversize custom cloth clamshell case with inset. Bookplate inside folding case, else fine.
First printing in this format. One of 200 ordinary copies from an edition of 250 numbered copies, illustrated with wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain, signed by Rebecca Birmingham,
and printed by Cheryl Parker at the Hummingbird Press. $500.
228. [Manchurian Incident]: THIRD REPORT ON PROGRESS IN MANCHURIA 1907- 32
THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY NUMBER CONTAINING A SURVEY OF THE MANCHURIAN INCIDENT AND LEAGUE COUNCIL’S PROCEEDINGS. Dairen [a.k.a. Dalien]:
South Manchuria Railway, June 1932. vii,[1],235,1[]pp. plus tables, photographs and four
folding maps. Quarto. Flexible red cloth, lettered in gilt. Light use, with some dust marks at
top edge toward the end, but a very good copy.
A rather detailed and wide-ranging report on the state of Japanese interests in the South
Manchuria Railway Zone, based on rights ceded to them in the Treaty of Portsmouth. An
appendix prints many documents relating to the Manchurian incident in September of 1931,
when an explosion near the tracks was blamed on Chinese dissidents, providing the pretext
for Japanese military action and their larger invasion of Manchuria. The invasion and subsequent proclamation of a Manchurian State allied with Japanese interests elicited reactions
across a wide range, including strong condemnation of the Japanese and accusations that
the explosion was set deliberately to justify their subsequent invasion. $250.
229. Mantell, Gideon Algernon: THOUGHTS ON ANIMALCULES; OR, A GLIMPSE OF
THE INVISIBLE WORLD REVEALED BY THE MICROSCOPE. London: John Murray, 1846.
xvi,144,[4],8pp. Octavo. Forest green cloth, decorated in blind. Illustrated with twelve colored lithographed plates. Spine and edges sunned, with some modest chipping to the spine
extremities, lower fore-tip gnawed, but internally a very good, tight copy.
First edition. Mantell (1790-1852) was an active geologist and paleontologist, when not pursuing his professional medical career as an obstetrician. Including his work with the fossils that
were finally accepted in 1825 as the remains of the Iguanadon, Mantel was, by the time of
his death, credited with the discovery of four out of the five genera of dinosaurs then known.
In this work, he turned to consideration of species of a much smaller scale.
NISSEN ZBI 2685. FREEMAN 2446. $300.
230. Manvell, Roger: THE DREAMERS A NOVEL. London: Victor Gollancz, 1957. Stiff
plain wrappers, printed label. A few smudges to wrapper, small coffee drop on label, but
very good or better.
Uncorrected page proofs of the first edition of Manvell’s sole venture into supernatural fiction.
These proofs reproduce Manvell’s corrections, as well as his crossing through the denotation
‘Uncorrected’ and noting ‘Corrected Robert Manvell.” Manvell, widely known for his work as
film historian and military historian, is lauded in many quarters for this novel’s additional
treatment of issues tied to racism in Britain in the post-WWII years. $125.
231. Masters, Edgar Lee: THE TALE OF CHICAGO. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1933.
Large octavo. Cloth, gilt leather spine label, edges untrimmed. Cream cloth side panels a
bit tanned and smudged, but a good, internally near fine copy.
First edition, limited issue. Copy #88 of 100 numbered copies printed on large rag paper,
specially bound and signed by the author. A plate block of the Masters commemorative 6c
stamp is laid in loosely. $200.
“Trapped by ‘Beatnik’!”
232. Matheson, Richard, and Lewis Meltzer [screenwriters]: [Pictorial Lobby Title Card for:]
THE BEAT GENERATION. [Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer] / Albert Zugsmith Productions, 1959. Original 11 x 14” color pictorial lobby title card. Near fine.
Card #1 (the title card) of the lobby card set issued promoting Albert Zugsmith’s cinematic
look “Behind the Weird ‘Way-Out’ World of the Beatniks,” directed by Charles F. Haas, and
starring Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Jackie Coogan, Louis Armstrong,
Vampira, et al. This was a relatively early credit for the immensely talented Richard Matheson,
who then had insufficient leverage to -- or perhaps chose not to -- undertake the novelization
that appeared under Zugsmith’s name. If a viewer happens to catch this exploitative fiasco
on late night television, merciful charity should be extended to the late Mr. Matheson, for
whom much greater accomplishments lay ahead. Louis Armstrong appears in two of the less
sensational vignettes on this title card, but is counterpointed by another vignette captioned
“Trapped by ‘Beatnik’! Ringleader of the ‘Beatniks’ Ray Danton tricks his way into the apartment of Mamie Van Doren.” $150.
233. [Matthews, Alfred (binder)]: Bunyan, John: THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS
WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME. London: Strahan and Company, 1880. xvi,327,[1]
pp. Large, thick quarto (31 x 25 cm). Full chocolate brown crushed morocco, five raised
bands, spine compartments gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, t.e.g., by American binder Alfred
Matthews. Illustrations and plates. Bookplate of Livingston L. Biddle. Minor trace of wear
along the upper joint, otherwise fine in morocco faced board slipcase.
Denoted the “Edition Deluxe,” limited to 500 numbered copies, printed on handmade paper,
with the illustrations printed on Japon in “proof” state. The one hundred illustrations were
made by Frederick Barnard, J. D. Linton, and others, and were printed by the Dalziel Brothers. This copy has also been copiously extra-illustrated with pictorial material from other
sources, including title-pages and portraits from a number of late 18th and early 19th century
editions of Bunyan’s work, resulting in a monument to a few generations of bibliophilic taste
and practice now dampened by the passage of time and the disinclination to dismember
other books to produce plump, Grangerized laps-full of text and illustration. $1500.
234. Mau, Leonore [photographer]: DICHTER MIT UMGEBUNG LEONORE MAU PORTRAITIERT [cover title]. [Frankfurt am Main & Paris]: Qumran Verlag, [1981]. [8]pp. plus fifty
b&w and color photos reproduced on stiff card. Octavo (21 x 15 cm). Enclosed in printed
box. A bit of light foxing to the text insert, minor soiling to white portions of box, box cracked
along one joint, photographs fine.
First edition. Accompanying text by Hubert Fichte. A collection of photographic portraits,
often with more than one of each subject, including Borges, Fuchs, Ungaretti, Peter Weiss,
Jean Genet, Hubert Fichte, and others. $100.
235. [Maugham, W. Somerset (sourcework)]: Murfin, Jane, and Harry Gribble [screenwriters]:
[Studio Promotional Flyer for:] OUR BETTERS. [New York]: RKO Radio Pictures, [1933].
[1],8pp. Narrow quarto (33 x 22 cm). Mimeographed typescript, printed on recto only, stapled
at top corner, under highly pictorial art-deco coversheet. Some old folds and corner creases,
but very good.
An advance publicity campaign mailer (not quite a pressbook, and offering a bit more text
than one) for the 1933 RKO release. Jane Murfin and Harry Gribble wrote the screenplay
for this adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1917 comedy. George Cukor directed the
Selznick production that showcased Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Anita Louise, et
al. $150.
236. [McMurtry, Larry (sourcework)]: Ravetch, Irving, and Harriet Frank Jr. [screenwriters]:
[ILLUSTRIERTE FILM-BÜHNE for:] DER WILDESTE UNTER TAUSEND (HUD). Munich:
Franke & Co 1963]. [4]pp. Quarto pictorial folded leaflet (26.5 x 18.5 cm). Punched for loose
leaf binder, touching three words, otherwise near fine.
The issue of this program/serial for the West German release of Martin Ritt’s multi-awardwinning film adaptation of McMurtry’s first novel, Horseman, Pass By, based on a screenplay
by Irving Ravetch and Hariett Frank, Jr., starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia
Neal, et al. Includes a plot summary, biographical sketches and images from the film.
$35.
237. [Merker, Kim]: Berger, Sidney E., Kim Merker, et al: PRINTING & THE MIND OF MERKER:
A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDY. New York: The Grolier Club, 1997. xviii,138pp. Quarto (28 x
24 cm). Cloth-backed pastepaper over boards. Portrait and plates. Fine in slipcase.
First edition, deluxe issue. With contributions by K. K. Merker, Harry Duncan and Dana Gioia.
One of fifty copies, specially bound, with inserted sheets from various Merker productions.
The entire edition consisted of 500 copies designed by Jerry Kelly and printed by Stinehour,
of which 100 are in cloth, and 350 wrapperbound. A worthy testament to the accomplishment
of a master printer under the Cummington, Stone Wall, Windhover and associated imprints,
attended by his substantial commentary about each publication. Produced to accompany
the public exhibition held at the Grolier Club from March 4 to May 3, 1997. $450.
238. [Merrymount Press]: Milton, John: THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON WITH
A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATIONS. Boston: R. H. Hinkley, [1908]. Four volumes. Large octavo. Half natural pigskin and monastic style beveled wooden boards, raised
bands, stamped in blind, t.e.g, others untrimmed. Sixteen illustrations. Usual tan offsetting
to edges of endsheets from binding, a few minor rubs at spine extremities, otherwise a very
nice set, near fine.
One of 555 numbered sets, printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press on handmade
paper. Life of Milton by John Mitford. The title-page rubrication, border illustrations and
decorations are relatively early work by W. A. Dwiggins. The illustrations are adapted from
Flaxman. The majority of sets are bound in full pigskin; the sets in these heavy beveled
wooden boards are uncommon and not noted in Smith.
SMITH 319. AGNER 08.01. $850.
239. Merton, Thomas, and D. T. Suzuki: ENCOUNTER. [Monterey, KY]: Larkspur Press,
1988. Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Fine in very good dust jacket with moderate dust-tanning at
margins and small crease at top edge of rear panel.
First edition. Edited by Robert Daggy. One of 1000 ordinary copies, from a total edition of
1060 printed, in part, in Hammer’s Uncial type. $75.
240. Messager, Annette: MES ENLUMINURES. [Dijon]: Art & Art, [1988]. Stiff printed wrappers, paper label (21 x 14 cm). Fine.
First edition. One of 300 numbered copies on verge d’Arches, from a total edition of 320. An
illuminated color alphabet executed by the famed French installation artist, published under
the auspices of the Association pour la diffusion de l’art contemporain. $350.
241. [Meyer, Thomas]: AGGIE WESTON’S [Whole Number 14]. London: Coracle Press,
Spring 1979. Small quarto. Stiff wrappers with pictorial vignette. White wrappers quite dust
spotted, otherwise very good.
This first number of Stuart Mills’s periodical to be published by Coracle Press is turned over
largely to poems by Thomas Meyer, under the general title “Starcraft, Runes.” This copy is
signed by Meyer on the upper wrapper, as often. $30.
242. [Michigan Fiction]: Thwing, Eugene: THE MAN FROM RED-KREG. New York: Dodd,
Mead and Company, 1905. Gilt lettered pictorial olive cloth. Frontis and five plates by Walter
H. Everett. A few stray rubs to cloth, early pencil gift inscription, otherwise a tight, bright
copy, very good or better.
First edition. A novel set among the lumbermen of Red-Keg, Lincoln Township, Michigan. A
sequel to his 1903 novel, The Red Keggers.
SMITH T-232. $55.
243. Miller, Arthur: DEATH OF A SALESMAN CERTAIN PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS IN
TWO ACTS AND A REQUIEM ... WITH FIVE ETCHINGS BY LEONARD BASKIN. New
York: The Limited Editions Club, [1984]. Quarto. Full medium brown morocco by Gray Parrot.
Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in board slipcase with small sticker shadow
at lower corner of one panel.
First printing in this format. With five original etchings by Baskin printed from the plates by
Bruce Chandler at the Heron Press. One of 1500 numbered copies printed at the Wild Carrot Press, and signed by the author and the artist. For this edition, Miller wrote a special
Foreword. $650.
244. Miller, Arthur, and Louise Bourgeois [illustrator]: HOMELY GIRL, A LIFE. New York:
Peter Blum Edition, 1992. Two volumes. Quarto. Plain cloth, simply numbered in Roman on
the spine. As new in slipcase
First edition, ordinary issue. One of 1200 copies from a total edition of 1300 copies. Illustrated
by Louise Bourgeois with ten drawings and 8 collages. Photograph by Inge Morath. $250.
245. Miller, Warren [sourcework], and Shirley Clarke [director]: [Pictorial Lobby Card for:]
THE COOL WORLD. [New York]: Cinema V, [1963 - 1964]. Original pictorial 11 x 14” lobby
card. Some old marginal tape offset on verso from display in no way affecting the recto,
otherwise about fine.
A visually evocative lobby card from Clarke’s 1963 semi-documentary of life in Harlem, following up on her landmark film adaptation of Gelber’s The Connection and including cast
member Carl Lee from the former. Warren Miller’s 1959 novel and its adaptation to the stage
co-written with Robert Rossen served as the backbone of the film’s narrative. The film included music by Mal Waldron, featuring Dizzy Gillespie. The publicity squib could be faulted
for being somewhat over the top: “Fuzz! Junk! Hooker! Rumble! These are words that mean
big trouble in The Cool World.” Original publicity material for this National Film Registry film
is not terribly common. $60.
246. Milne, David B. (Canadian, 1882 - 1953): [Original Two Color Drypoint, Signed, “Hill
Top” (a.k.a. “Painting Place”)], contained in THE COLOPHON A BOOK COLLECTOR’S
QUARTERLY. [New York: The Colophon, 1931]. Whole number Five. Quarto. Typographically decorated boards. Illustrations. Boards a bit tanned and lightly handsoiled, internally
fine, with the print equally fine.
An original drypoint etching on Fabriano by the prominent Canadian artist, specially commissioned to be bound into this number of The Colophon, in an edition of 3000 unnumbered
copies (and perhaps 100 extras), all hand printed by Milne on his press in Palgrave, Ontario,
and individually signed in pencil by him in the lower margin. The task took him over a year
to accomplish, with consequent variant states within the edition. The plate measures 125 x
175 mm, and the margins are full, as issued. In spite of the large edition, this print enjoys
considerable popularity both in and when removed from its original context. $950.
247. [Miniature]: Neal, Tom: 6TH AND FIGUEROA. Los Angeles: [Karen Dawson], 1965.
Miniature (2 13/16 x 2 1/16”). Wood-patterned boards, cloth spine. Fine in flap-clipped dust
jacket, encased in a half-morocco folding cloth case, with inset.
First edition. Printed by William M. Cheney, engraving
Twenty-one black and white illustrations by Neal with
clusion of the text. Inscribed by the author/artist, with
Limitation unspecified.
Bliss, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHENEY MINIATURES 14.
by Dan Taylor, bound by Bela Blau.
an index to the illustrations at conan additional signed color drawing.
$100.
248. [Miniature]: Clemens, Samuel: COYOTE. By “Mark Twain.” [San Diego: The Ash Ranch
Press, 1986]. Miniature (31 x 30 mm). Full brown calf, spine stamped in gilt. Frontispiece.
Fine in black faux leather slipcase, with title stamped on spine panel. Fine. Enclosed in an
oversize custom half morocco folding case, with inset for book and prospectus, and a coyote
and moon onlay on upper lid.
Copy ‘C’ of 26 lettered copies, in addition to 100 numbered copies, printed on handmade
paper and bound by Don Hildreth. The first Ash Ranch Press miniature. $150.
249. [Miniature]: Andersen, Hans Christian: THE WILD SWAN. [Hyattsville, MD]: Rebecca
Press, 1988. Miniature (7.4 x 6 cm). Quarter morocco and printed white boards. Illustrated.
Faint foxing to upper board, otherwise fine.
First printing in this format, with wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Copy #145 of 250
regular copies, from an edition of 315, all signed by the artist. This copy is accompanied by
a loose proof of one of the engravings, signed by the artist, and a copy of the prospectus.
BRADBURY (Rebecca Press) 9. $100.
250. [Miniature Book]: Washburn, William L. [printer]: THE THIRTY-SIXTH PSALM TWO
VERSIONS. Haddon Heights, NJ: William Lewis Washburn, 1940. Miniature (5 x 5 cm). Opensewn gilt lettered vellum, with ribbon ties. Fine, in lightly smudged and soiled publisher’s
printed and numbered envelope.
Copy #25 of an edition of 64 numbered copies handprinted by Washburn.
BRADBURY (WASHBURN) 16. $450.
251. [Minnesota Science Fiction Society]: Lien, Denny, and others: MIDWEST SIDE STORY
A FANNISH MUSICAL AS PRESENTED AT MINICON 12 .... Minneapolis: Minnesota Science Fiction Society, 1977. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, stapled in pictorial wrappers.
Photographs. A few small, mild discolorations at edges, but very good.
First edition. A characteristic Con production, distinguished perhaps by the fact that Gordon
R. Dickson played the role of Ben Bova. $30.
252. Mitchell, Donald G.: [Autograph Letter, Signed, on Architects]. Edgewood [CT]. 30
March 1875. One and 1/2 pages, on two panels of folded quarto lettersheet, in ink. Letter
folded for mailing, a bit creased, with small nicks along edges, light offset to one panel from
a clipping or something formerly in proximity, but otherwise good.
Mitchell writes to an unspecified “Dear Sir.” He opens: “I send you herewith the Architects
letter left with me [it is not present] ... I have checked with pencil what seems to me to be
promising - either from my knowledge of the parties, or from the prominence of individuals,
or from the character of the houses ... I will supplement it within a few days - naming also
Boston architects who have been specially successful in their way. The Newport, Long
Branch, Cape May &c you can secure from the photographers cartes de visite views of the
principal, & most noticeable houses which may be of service....” A manuscript docket on the
rear panel potentially identifying the recipient has eluded our deciphering. $65.
253. [Mittl, Melchior W. (printer)]: Börne, Ludwig: DENKREDE AUF JEAN PAUL WENIGE
TAGE NACH DER BEERDIGUNG GEHALTEN .... [Mindelheim, Bayern: Melchior W. Mittl,
[nd but ca. 1960]. 12mo. Boards, printed label. Trace of sunning to spine, otherwise about
fine, unopened.
First edition in this format. One of 123 copies printed largely for distribution to members
of the Jean Paul Society. Accompanied by a dense, very closely written a.l.s., Mindelheim,
31 March 1960, from Mittl, in English, to a small press printer in the US, thanking him for a
recent gift, describing this enclosed book, progress on his edition of Orpheus & Eurydice
(published under the Three Kings Press / Drei König Press imprint), his design of a new
type-face, and much else (ca. 350 quite informative words). Accompanied by the original
addressed envelope. $100.
254. Mock, Jean-Yves, and Jacob El Hanani: L’OUBLI ÉVASE LE VIDE. [Zurich]: Verlag 3,
[1980]. Small quarto. Loose folded sheet, laid into decorated wrappers. Illustrated. Fine in
glassine and faintly smudged white slipcase.
First edition. Illustrated with seven original etchings (one in two colors) by Jacob El Hanani.
From an edition of 125 copies printed on papier moulin du gué by Dölf Hürlimann, this is one
of 75 copies of the ordinary issue, signed by the author and the artist. The etchings were
printed at l’Atelier Garric Tanguy. Published as title VIII in the Verlag 3 series of publications. $125.
Contraband in the US
255. Moore, George: HELOISE AND ABELARD. London: Privately Printed for Subscribers
Only [by T. Werner Laurie], 1921. Two volumes. Parchment and boards, paper labels. Some
foxing at fore-edges, otherwise very good in lightly frayed and soiled dust jackets.
First editions. One of 1500 sets printed on handmade paper, numbered and signed by the
author in the first volume. “Owing to the attempted legal suppression of ‘The Brook Kerith’
and the libel suit instituted on the publication of ‘Lewis Seymour and Some Women’, GM
decided that in the future his books would be issued privately in limited editions. As Hone
(p. 343) relates it, ‘A Story-Teller’s Holiday” was the first of these limited editions, which it
pleased Moore to issue under the sign of Cumann Sean-eolais na h-Eireann (Society for Irish
Folklore), but no such society has ever existed’” - Gilcher. The real justification of this set’s
being offered is the uncommon laid-in broadside (10 x 13.5 cm) reporting Boni & Liveright’s
request to US customs that all imported copies of this edition be confiscated and treated as
contraband as they were issuing their own edition. The broadside is dust darkened along
one margin.
GILCHER A40a. $125.
256. [Moving Parts Press]: Peyré, Yves: AN INTIMATE COSMOGONY COSMOGONIE INTIME.
[Santa Cruz]: Moving Parts Press, [2005]. Folio (37.5 x 25.5 cm). Pictorial stiff wrappers.
Illustrated. Fine in card slipcase, and linen covered clamshell box with paper spine label.
First edition of these translations by Elizabeth R. Jackson, printed parallel with the French text
in an 18 foot long accordion-fold, illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Ray Rice. From a
total edition of 96 numbered copies printed in Janson types on Fabriano Artistico paper by
Felicia Rice, this is one of 84 copies with the illustrations colored via pochoir, signed by the
poet, the translator and the printer. The elaborate prospectus is laid in. Publisher’s price: $2400.
257. Muirhead, James Fullarton: THE LAND OF CONTRASTS A BRITON’S VIEW OF HIS
AMERICAN KIN. Boston, New York & London: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898. viii,282pp.
Navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Small ink name and bookseller’s ticket on free endsheet, a
few trivial rubs to cloth, otherwise very good or better.
First US edition. Murihead spent three years in the US working on the Baedeker Handbook
... to the US. He includes chapters of observations on journalism, literature, women, sports,
society, etc., as well as a substantial section of “Baedekeriana.” $50.
258. Muray, Nickolas [photographer]: [Original Silver Print Portrait Photograph of Hume
Derr]. New York: Nickolas Muray, [ca. 1925]. Original 10 x 8” double weight glossy black &
white silver print portrait. Photographer’s credit stamp and pencil identifying text on verso.
Very near fine.
An original portrait photograph by the renowned photographer and fencing champion of Hume
Derr in the minor role of “Other Folk,” in what was considered the New York premiere of
O’Neill’s Desire Under The Elms at the Earl Carroll Theatre. There had been a brief preview
of the play at the Greenwich Village Theatre prior to the official premiere. This portrait dates
from the decade of Muray’s great commercial breakthrough, with commissions for portraits
from Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Muray’s portaits of his lover, Frida Kahlo,
taken during their ten year affair, are among the iconic portraits of the artist. Muray later
developed many of the accepted conventions of commercial photography, and is regarded
as a master of the three-color carbro process. $350.
259. [Music - Ohio]: Rattermann, H[einrigh] A[rman]: EARLY MUSIC IN CINCINNATI. AN
ESSAY READ BEFORE THE LITERARY CLUB, NOVEMBER 9, 1879 [caption title]. [Cincinnati. 1879]. [8]pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Self-wrappers. Printed
in double columns. Very good.
First edition. A substantial consideration of both English and German language origins by
the prolific historian/editor, the most prominent German-American writer of his generation.
OCLC locates 5 copies, only the Harvard copy residing outside of Ohio.
OCLC: 32009013 $85.
260. Nabokov, Vladimir: NOTES ON PROSODY AND ABRAM GANNIBAL .... [Princeton]: Bollingen Series / Princeton University Press, [copyright 1964, but 1969]. Stiff printed wrappers.
Wrappers faded around spine, with a bit of soiling to upper wrapper; otherwise very good.
First printing in this format (5012 copies). Poet / translator / publisher Cid Corman’s copy,
with his 1971 ownership inscription.
JULIAR A37.3. $30.
261. [Nautical Verse Chapbook]: A GARLAND OF NEW SONGS. THE BATTLE OF THE
NILE ... [wrapper title]. Newcastle: Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flea Market, [nd. but
no earlier than 1805]. 8pp. Chapbook. Self wrapper. Pictorial vignette on title. Slight discoloration at top edge, paper uniformly grey, very good.
One of Marshall’s extensive series of chapbooks under the general series title. In this case,
the first poem is an account of the Battle of the Nile. The five other poems are on nautical
themes as well and the title woodcut is of two tall ships at sea trading broadsides. $100.
262. [Nautical Verse Chapbook]: A GARLAND OF NEW SONGS. THE BAY OF BISCAY,
O ... [wrapper title]. Newcastle: Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flea Market, [nd. but ca.
1805]. 8pp. Chapbook. Self wrapper, untrimmed. Pictorial vignette on title. Tanned at edges,
but very good.
One of Marshall’s extensive series of chapbooks under the general series title. In this case,
five of the six constituent poems are on nautical themes, and the title woodcut is of a tall
ship at sea. $100.
263. [Nautical Verse Chapbook]: A GARLAND OF NEW SONGS. THE DEATH OF NELSON
... [wrapper title]. Newcastle: Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flea Market, [nd. but no earlier
than 1805]. 8pp. Chapbook. Self wrapper. Pictorial vignette on title. Corner crease, paper
uniformly grey, very good.
One of Marshall’s extensive series of chapbooks under the general series title. In this case,
the first poem is an account of the death of Nelson, and the title woodcut is of two tall ships
at sea trading broadsides. $175.
264. [Nautical Verse Chapbook]: A GARLAND OF NEW SONGS. THE TEMPEST ... [wrapper title]. Newcastle: Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flea Market, [nd. but ca. 1805].
8pp. Chapbook. Self wrapper, untrimmed. Pictorial vignette on title. Printed slightly askew,
discoloration at top margin of first two leaves; a good copy of a crudely printed chapbook.
One of Marshall’s extensive series of chapbooks under the general series title. In this case,
all four of the constituent poems are on nautical themes, and the title woodcut is of a tall
ship at sea. $65.
265. Neihardt, John G.: THE SONG OF THREE FRIENDS. New York: Macmillan, 1919. Gilt
boards. Spine a trifle dull with modest wear at crown, paperclip dent at top edge of three
prelims, otherwise a very good copy, without dust jacket.
First edition of this element in the “Cycle of the West.” Inscribed by the author in Chicago
in 1923 to his friends George and Flora Seymour, principals of the Chicago Bookfellows.
Flora was also the first woman member of the Board of Indian Commissioners. $125.
Inscribed to the Publisher
266. Neihardt, John G.: LAUREATE ADDRESS OF ... UPON OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION OF
HIS CHOICE AS POET LAUREATE OF NEBRASKA. Chicago: The Bookfellows, 1921. Cloth
and boards, paper labels. Fine, in chipped and torn plain tissue wrapper.
First edition. One of 500 copies printed at the Torch Press. Inscribed on the front free endsheet: “For Geo. Steele Seymour with all kind thoughts John G. Neihardt Branson, Jan. ‘22.”
The recipient, in company with his wife Flora Warren Seymour, founded the Order of the
Bookfellows, and oversaw/edited its publications. Neihardt has corrected in manuscript a
proper name on p. [12] and inserted an omitted letter in one of the bibliography entries. An
uncommon book only when meaningfully inscribed. $150.
267. Neihardt, John G.: THE SONG OF THE INDIAN WARS. New York: Macmillan, 1925.
Small octavo. Decorated pictorial cloth, pictorial endsheets. 15 woodblock illustrations by
Allen True. Bookplate and tipped-in photograph (see below), otherwise about fine, in good,
moderately worn and tape repaired dust jacket.
First edition, trade issue. Inscribed by the author on the half-title” For the Eleanor DeForest
Smith Library John G. Neihardt 1925.” Signed as well below the printed dedication by the
dedicatee, Alice May Neihardt. Above the author’s inscription appears the DeForest bookplate,
noting the association of the collection with the Bookfellows Foundation, the Chicago-based
group overseen by the Seymours and for which Neihardt served as one-time advisory board
member and under whose imprint at least one title by Neihardt appeared. Affixed opposite
is a 9 x 15 cm print of a photograph of a group of four women and three men, in the center
of which stands Neihardt. $125.
268. Neihardt, John G.: INDIAN TALES AND OTHERS. New York: Macmillan, 1926. Black
cloth, lettered in pale red. Tiny nick at toe of spine, otherwise about fine in very good dust
jacket with shallow loss at extreme crown of spine and a short snag at the tip of one flap fold.
First edition, in a variant binding, priority unknown to this cataloguer. With Neihardt’s affectionate 1943 inscription to his friends and occasional publishers, George and Flora Seymour,
principals of the Chicago Bookfellows. Flora was also the first woman member of the Board
of Indian Commissioners. Copies also turn up in grey cloth, lettered in black. $150.
269. Neihardt, John G.: THE SONG OF JED SMITH. New York: Macmillan, 1941. Gilt cloth.
Fine in near very good, modestly rubbed and smudged dust jacket with closed tear in top
edge of upper panel.
First edition of the concluding volume of Neihardt’s “Cycle of The West.” Publisher’s dated
review slip laid in. With Niehardt’s six-line 1943 inscription to his friends George and Flora
Seymour, principals of the Chicago Bookfellows. Flora was also the first woman member of
the Board of Indian Commissioners. Also laid in is an autograph comment by Neihardt about
the theme of the “Cycle,” ca. 125 words. $125.
270. Neruda, Pablo: LES PIEDRAS DEL CIELO / SKYSTONES. [Easthampton: Emanon Press, 1981]. Quarto
(30 x 22.5 cm). Pictorial fabriano boards, with morocco
edging by Gray Parrot. Illustrated with original etchings,
fold-outs pop-ups and appliqués. Very fine in cloth clamshell box, with the prospectus.
First printing in this format, utilizing the translations by
Ben Belitt printed in company with the Spanish originals.
Copy #31 of an edition of sixty copies, handset by Debra
Weier and Bill Bridges, with five two-plate color etchings
by Weier printed on Rives BFK and Arches. Other por-
tions are printed on Arches Buff, tan BFK Rives, and other specialized papers (Japanese
type-denting paper specially made with chips of Chilean stone). Signed by the artist/printers
and by the translator. $750.
Whooping It Up in Cincinnati - or Not
271. Nickles, S[tanton]: ALCOHOL. VORTRAG GEHALTEN IM “DEUTSCHEN LITERARISCHEN CLUB” VON CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, OH: Druck von Mecklenborg & Rosenthal,
1884. 13,[1]pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Printed in double columns.
Very good or better.
First edition. Nickles was Professor of Chemistry at the Medical College of Ohio and a practicing physician. He was also active as a translator of German medical texts for publication
in the US. One assumes Nickles here addresses the downside of the use of alcohol, but he
may have had a less than sympathetic audience as it would be difficult to imagine the meeting of any literary club, German-language or other, bereft of spirits. OCLC, which misspells
the author’s last name ‘Nickels’, locates a single copy, at Univ. of Cincinnati.
OCLC:870275056. $100.
272. Nicolai, Olaf, and Carsten Nicolai: PROJEKTOR. Reutlingen: Städtisches Kunstmuseum, [1994]. Small quarto. Printed white boards. Plates. Upper board faintly dust marked,
otherwise near fine.
First edition. One of 1000 copies. Prefatory note by Gerd Dieterich. A collaborative exhibition,
including a dialogue between the brothers. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Olaf
Nicolai. $75.
273. [Noise Reduction]: NOISE REDUCTION NO X SIGHT AND SOUND MAGAZINE.
Würzburg. [1985]. Folio (42 x 29 cm). Pictorial wrappers. Photoduplicated, with inserts,
printed on single sides. Narrow short smear on rear wrapper, small nick at fore-edge of upper wrapper, else about fine.
A somewhat difficult to assess German language periodical of visual and audio stimulation
and adverts. The inserts include a flexi-disk recording, a bagged “Messer Gegen Magazine,”
a McDonalds sugar packet, and a foil finish repro of a cassette. $35.
274. O’Flaherty, Liam [sourcework], and Dudley Nichols [screenwriter]: [Original Tinted Pictorial Lobby Card for:] THE INFORMER. [New York: RKO Radio Pictures, 1935]. Original tinted
11 x 14” pictorial lobby card. Tack holes in blank corners and middle margins from display
use, otherwise very good or better, the image bright and unsullied.
A visually striking vintage lobby card, one of a set of eight issued to promote John Ford’s
multi-award winning film adaptation of O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel set in the turmoil of 1922
Dublin, based on a screenplay by Dudley Nichols, and starring Victor McLaglen, Heather
Angel, Preston Foster, et al. The film garnered Oscars for Best Leading Actor, Best Director,
Best Musical Score and Best Screenplay (which Nichols declined). It was also nominated
for Best Picture and Best Editing. $225.
275. [O’Neill, Eugene (sourcework)]: Shaw, Irwin [screenwriter]: DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS
[caption title]. [Np: Hartmann Productions], 22 October 1956. 132 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound. First two leaves and terminal leaf a
bit frayed and nicked, and detached from brads, but otherwise very good.
An unspecified but early pre-production draft of Shaw’s screenplay adaptation of O’Neill’s
1924 play. The film was released in March of 1958. Although his name does not appear on
this script, Shaw was the credited screenwriter; Delbert Mann directed, and Sophia Loren,
Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, et al made up the cast. Mann was nominated for the Palme
d’Or, and the film received two other nominations (including for an Oscar), for Best B&W
Cinematography. OCLC/Worldcat locates a single copy of any form of this script, at Ohio State.
OCLC: 24002321. $250.
276. [O’Neill, Eugene (sourcework)]: Swope, Martha [photographer]: [Thirteen Production
Photographs from the Broadway Revival of:] A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. New York:
Martha Swope, [1973 - 1974]. Thirteen approximately 8x10” borderless double weight black
& white silver print photographs. Stamped on verso by photographer, and with mimeo squibs
either affixed or now loose. Some crop marks and annotations for reproduction, glue marks
on versos from descriptive squibs, very good to near fine.
A representative lot of promotional stills by renowned theatrical photographer Martha Swope
from the Broadway revival of O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten, directed by José Quintero.
The play’s 1957 Broadway premiere was received indifferently; this production completely
changed the critical attitude towards this play, making this run of 313 total performances at
the Morosco Theatre an historically important one. The play’s cast included Colleen Dewhurst,
Jason Robards, Ed Flanders, Edwin J. McDonough, and John O’Leary. $300.
277. [Obelisks - Egyptian]: Gorringe, Henry H.: EGYPTIAN OBELISKS. New York & London:
Published by the Author / Trubner & Co. 1882. x,187pp. plus plates. Quarto (36 x 28.5 cm).
Full 20th century brown morocco, raised bands, with original heavily gilt pictorial vignettes
from the cloth binding inset into upper and lower boards. Portrait, photographs and engravings. Modest shelf rubbing at tips, faint crowned signet blindstamp in first three leaves, slight
tanning at edges of textblock, a couple of preliminary and terminal blanks strengthened at
gutter when rebound, but a very good, sound copy.
First edition of the extraordinary account
of Commander Gorringe’s expedition to
transport the Egyptian obelisk that now
stands in New York’s Central Park. Illustrated with thirty-two ‘Artotypes,” a fourfigure plate of chromolithographs, and
eighteen engravings. A career officer in
the US Navy, Gorringe was sent in 1876
in command of the “USS Gettysburg” on
special service to the Mediterranean,
where he remained until 1878, all the
while contributing letters to the New
York Nation. He came to fame in 1880
by his work in dismounting, packing,
transporting and erecting the Egyptian
obelisk (“Cleopatra’s Needle”) that had
been offered to the US by the Egyptian Khedive Ismail in 1879 at the opening of the Suez
Canal. On October 16, 1879, with the assistance of 100 Arabs, he rigged the obelisk into the
hold of the steamer Dessoug. It arrived in New York on July 20, 1880 and it took 5 months
to rig the obelisk from the water to Central Park, where it arrived on January 22, 1881. The
work also incorporates archaeological observations on and a census of Egyptian obelisks,
along with accounts of the transfer of the London, Paris and Vatican obelisks. Many of the
photographs are credited to Edward Bierstadt, or to Hannoun & Bierstadt. $850.
278. [Ohio Sängerfest]: DEUTSCHER SÄNGERBUND VON NORDAMERIKA. GEGRÜNDET
IN CINCINNATI AM 2. JUNI 1849. 21. GESANGFEST CINCINNATI, OHIO, 11.-15. JUNI
1879 ... GERMAN SAENGERBUND OF NORTH AMERICA ... 21st SAENGERFEST ....
Cincinnati: Mecklenborg & Rosenthal, Printers, 1879. 88pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce
pamphlet volume, without wrappers. Very good.
First edition. German and English text printed in parallel. Includes an historical sketch of the
Sängerbund, biographical sketches of members, lyrics, and in German only, membership
rosters of other Bunds in Ohio and the Midwest. OCLC locates one copy (Un. of Illinois),
entered casually, in English only, under what must be an abbreviated wrapper title.
OCLC:607562931. $75.
279. [Olsen, John Sigvard, a.k.a. “Ole”]: Winchell, Walter: POOR OLE! [caption title]. New
York: Committee for the Relief and Welfare of Ole Olsen, [ca. 1943]. [4]pp. Quarto folded
mimeographed leaflet. Folded for mailing, with a bit of tan external offsetting, otherwise
very good.
A solicitation, marked “Private and Confidential,” from Winchell (c/o the Stork Club) on behalf
of the Committee, for financial and material help for Olsen, “... said to be a victim of unsound
investments ...,” to be sent to Winchell. There is sufficient irony in some of the assertions
to give rise to the consideration that it may have been in jest. Olsen (1892-1963) had a long
and successful career on the vaudeville stage and in Hollywood, most notably with the 1938
hit, Hellzapoppin!, which was filmed in 1941. $35.
280. sold
281. Orwell, George [pseud. of Eric Blair]: THE COLLECTED ESSAYS, JOURNALISM AND
LETTERS OF GEORGE ORWELL [series title]. London: Secker and Warburg, [1968]. Four
volumes. Large, thick octavos. Gilt blue cloth. Frontispieces. Some foxing to edges, and
characteristically, to frontispieces and prelims, otherwise a nice set, very good or slightly
better, in lightly edgeworn dust jackets.
First editions. Edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus. Each volume has a volume specific
title: An Age Like This 1920-1940; My Country Right Or Left 1940 - 1943; As I Please
1943-1945; and In Front Of Your Nose 1945-1950.
FENWICK D12a. $350.
282. Orwell, George (pseud of Eric Blair) [sourcework], and Wolff, Lothar, et al [story development]: [Set of Pictorial Studio Lobby Cards for:] ANIMAL FARM. [Np]: Louis de Rochemont,
1955. Eight 11 x 14” full color pictorial lobby cards. Unusually fine, and unused.
A complete set of the highly pictorial promotional lobby cards for the US release of the 1954/5
British animated film adaptation of Orwell’s beast fable, directed by Joy Batchelor and John
Halas, with voices by Gordon Heath and Maurice Denham. This was the first animated feature
produced in the UK to see theatrical release, and it remained somewhat faithful to Orwell’s
original. It employed some eighty animators, and was financed in part by the CIA as a work
of anti-Soviet propaganda. Uncommon in this condition. $250.
283. [Paradise Press]: King, Susan E., and Jean Gabriel Adloff: SEE, SAY, SEE BON,
LESSONSFROMFRENCH. [Los Angeles: Paradise Press, January 1988]. Oblong octavo.
Open-sewn pastepaper boards, label. Fine.
First edition. One of 125 copies printed on Kozo and St. Arman paper at the Paradise Press,
and bound by Shelley Hoyt. An exploration, in the form of a dialogue (of sorts -- an instructor’s annotations juxtaposed with the student’s translations and notes), on the learning of a
language. $175.
284. Patti, Enzo: PINAKOSTRAKA. Palermo: Tipografia Stass, 1990. 93,[7]pp. Octavo. Stiff
wrapper with die-cut window. Illustrated with color photographs. Abut fine.
First edition. Copy #155 of an unspecified (the sign for infinite) number of copies, initialed by
the artist on a piece of painted veneer affixed to the first leaf and visible through the diecut
window. Apart from a key to the illustrated works printed in Italian at the end, the entirety
of the dense text is in an imaginary alphabet. The three sections are entitled “Ostraka,”
“Pinakos,” and “Pinakostraka.” Many of the illustrated works involve biblio-motifs. $85.
285. [Penumbra Press]: O’Connell, Bonnie: THE ANTI-WARHOL MUSEUM PROPOSALS
FOR THE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE DISPOSAL OF WARHOLIA. Atlanta: Nexus Press.
1993. Folding double-sided forward projecting concertina-style book object, with pop-ups.
Illustrations. Fine, with cover sheet, in publisher’s plastic bag.
First edition. This work “is an installation proposal conceived and designed ... at The Penumbra
Press in response to the hype surrounding the marketing of Warholia in 1989.”
$45.
286. [Pictorial Binding - American]: Wallace, Lew: THE CHARIOT-RACE FROM BEN-HUR.
New York: Harper & Bros., 1908. Large octavo. Violet cloth, with elaborate gilt decorated
pictorial cover stamped in gun-metal grey and white, t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Color
frontis and three plates by Sigismond Ivanowski. Spine sunned, with some modest wear at
tips, endsheets tanned, but otherwise very good, without the dust jacket.
First separate edition, and first illustrated edition, for those inclined to read just the action
bits (largely) without the religious bits. This copy is in BAL’s binding A. The first film adaptation of Ben-Hur (a 13 minute short starring William S. Hart) appeared late the previous year,
albeit without the approval of the late Governor’s estate, and the studio was taken to court.
BAL 20853. RUSSO & SULLIVAN p.326. $55.
287. [Pictorial Bindings - American]: Conkey Company, W. B.: [Publisher’s Catalogue]: JUST
A GLANCE [wrapper title]. Hammond, IN & Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1902. [24]pp.
Quarto. Pictorial wrappers, punched and silk-tied at upper corner. Illustrated throughout.
About fine.
A surprisingly lavish catalogue for the publisher’s 1902 publications. While Conkey was in
large part a cheap reprint house, they published a variety of series in highly pictorial bindings,
as well as children’s books in lithographed pictorial boards. All are showcased herein to their
great advantage. The captions reference a separate ‘order list’ not present here.
$125.
288. Pinter, Harold: THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN: A SCREENPLAY. WITH AN
INTRODUCTION BY JOHN FOWLES. Boston: Little, Brown, [1981]. Cloth. Fine in very
faintly rubbed cloth slipcase.
First (US) edition, limited issue. One of 350 numbered copies (of 360), differently bound and
signed by Pinter and Fowles. $350.
289. Pollock, Jackson: THE LAST SKETCHBOOK. [New York]: Johnson Reprint Corp.
/ Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1982]. Open-sewn oblong quarto. Pictorial self wrappers.
Facsimile illustrations throughout. Accompanied by 20pp. separate booklet of commentary.
The whole enclosed in publisher’s cloth covered folding case with printed labels. Bookplate
inside upper wrapper of text volume, otherwise fine.
First edition. Introduction by William S. Lieberman. One of 500 numbered copies (of 525)
for world distribution. $300.
290. [Post-Apocalyptic Romance - Improbable]: Almereyda, Michael [screenwriter]: CHERRY
2000 ... STORY BY LLOYD FONVIELLE. [Los Angeles: The Authors, 27 June 1985]. [1],120
leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound
in stiff wrappers with script number and ms. title on front wrapper. A few corners turned,
pencil notes on a couple pages, otherwise very good.
A “second draft” of this screenplay, based on Fonvielle’s treatment/story. The 1987 release,
directed by Steve De Jarnatt, starred Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Laurence Fishburne
and Ben Johnson in a post-apocalyptic android comic romance romp. The title leaf bears
the stamp requesting return to The Casting Company. $85.
291. [Postal Art]: Ribeiro, P[edro] J[ose].: MURALHAS HUMANAS ARTE-CORREIO (POEMAS/CARTÕES). [Np (but Brazil): The Author?], May 1981. [23] leaves. Oblong octavo
(12 x 20.5 cm). Loose sheets, printed on rectos only. Fine in somewhat used printed paper
sleeve decorated with hieroglyphs and other symbols.
First edition. One of 300 copies. A sequence of 19 captioned drawings, with title, index and
colophon. The design of the sleeve is credited to “Hikaro.” OCLC locates two copies: Yale
and LC.
OCLC: 17099560. $35.
292. Poupeye, Camille, and [Pierre-Louis] Flouquet [illustrator]: LA MISE EN SCÈNE THÉATRALE D’AUJOURD’HUI. Bruxelles: Edition l’Equerre [c. 1927]. Quarto (31.5 x 24 cm). Half
gilt orange calf and marbled boards, original wrappers bund in. Illustrated. Uniform tanning,
upper wrapper has a shallow chip along the top edge at the gutter and a few spots, but a
good copy, neatly bound, in cloth covered slipcase.
First edition. With the author’s signed presentation inscription on the half-title. Illustrated
with twenty original linoleum cuts by Flouquet (1900-67), including portraits as well as scene
designs, the latter reflecting his Cubist influences. $275.
293. Powell, Dawn: THE WICKED PAVILION. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. Cloth and
decorated boards. First edition. Fine in very good or better pictorial dust jacket with some
mild creasing and slight fraying at extremities. $300.
294. [Powell, Lawrence Clark]: Dickinson, Donald C., et al [eds]: VOICES FROM THE SOUTHWEST A GATHERING IN HONOR OF LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL. Flagstaff: Northland
Press, 1976. Large octavo. Publisher’s half calf and cloth. Portrait. Plate and photograph.
Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise about fine. Cloth slipcase a bit rubbed at corners,
and with small sticker shadow at one corner.
First edition, limited issue, of this festschrift, concluding with a bibliography of Powell’s
keepsakes. One of seventy-five numbered copies, specially bound, and with a leaf signed
by the contributors bound in, including Ansel Adams, William Everson, Frank Waters, Jose
Cisneros, Paul Horgan, Ward Ritchie, Jake Zeitlin, et al. $400.
295. Powell, Lawrence Clark: MY NEW MEXICO LITERARY FRIENDS. Santa Fe: Press of
the Palace of Governors, 1986, Decorated cloth, paper label. Illustrated with woodcuts by
Willard F. Clark. Bookplate on pastedown, otherwise fine.
First edition in this format, clothbound issue. Introduction by Marc Simmons. One of 175
numbered copies bound thus, from an edition of three hundred copies, designed and printed
by Pamela Smith, and signed by the author, the artist, the printer, the binder and the author
of the introduction. $125.
296. [Printing Trades]: [Specially Bound Commemorative Number of:] NEW ENGLAND
PRINTER AND LITHOGRAPHER. Boston. January 1959. Quarto. Printed wrappers, bound
up in cloth, lettered and decorated in blue and gilt. Heavily illustrated, with separately printed
inserts. Cloth lightly handsoiled, one leaf creased in binding at lower corner, with slightly
askew trimming, otherwise very good.
A special copy of a special issue commemorating the “13th Annual Printing and Publishing
Week of New England.” This copy has been specially bound, with a [4]pp. printed program
inserted for the Annual Banquet, for presentation to those in attendance at the SheratonPlaza Hotel on 15 January. This copy has been signed by fifteen of those in attendance (a
tipped-in note indicates they were all seated at the Head Table), among them “Miss Printing
Week 1959” and a former Governor of Maryland. $85.
297. [Psychedelic-Themed Exploitation Film]: Zugsmith, Albert; Graham Lee Mahin, and Lulu
Talmadge [screenwriters]: [Four Pictorial Color Lobby Cards for:] MOVIE STAR, AMERICAN
STYLE OR LSD, I HATE YOU. Sepulveda, CA: Famous Players Corp., [1966]. Four 11 x 14”
highly pictorial lobby cards. 1” tear in edge of one card (no loss), two cards with marginal
use, including minute chips from extreme blank corners, filing denotation in crayon on verso
of another, but otherwise very good.
Four of the eight lobby cards produced to promote Albert Zugsmith’s relatively early psychedelic exploitation film, ostensibly exploring the therapeutic effects of LSD on a suicidal
film star. The film, including “hilarious scenes in LSD color,” starred Robert Strauss, Del
Moore, T.C. Jones, Paula Lane (as ‘Great Film Star Honey Bunny’), and a whole host of
others who should have known better. The publicity material includes images of a Marilyn
Monroe look-a-like bordering on the scandalous (other promotional paper included images
of an Elizabeth Taylor look-a-like). A sequence in which the patients act out LSD-induced
fantasies was filmed in black and white, then color-tinted. $85.
298. [Rampant Lions Press]: Carter, Sebastian: A PRINTER’S DOZEN ELEVEN SPREADS
FROM UNREALISED BOOKS .... [Cambridge]: Rampant Lions Press, [1993]. Large quarto
(32.5 x 25.5 cm). Cloth and marbled paper over boards, gilt spine label. Board slipcase (one
panel faintly smudged).
First edition. One of 200 regular copies, from a total edition of 211. Laid in is a copy of the
press’s form letter announcing completion, with a ms. note, signed, from Carter, to the original subscriber. A gathering of specimens of the proposed designs for eleven titles that did
not come to fruition, accompanied by explanations by Carter, including works by Rimbaud,
Malcolm Lowry, Bierce, Aesop, Dante, Shakespeare, Sidney, Carroll, etc. “The potential
demonstrated and the fecundity of ideas in this book makes it an important statement of the
state of fine printing, and a hopeful indicator of where the private press book may be going”
- Alastair Johnson. $250.
299. [Red Scare]: Cvetic, Matt [sourcework], and Crane Wilbur [screenwriter]: [Nine Stills
from:] I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE F.B.I. [Burbank]: Warner Brothers, [1951]. Nine 8 x
10” glossy stills, with captions. A bit of curling and fading/oxidation, but a good lot.
Some representative stills from this 1951 semi-fictional anti-communist propaganda feature
directed by Gordon Douglas, starring Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, et al. While it in no way
qualified for the label, it was nominated for an Oscar as a “documentary.” $50.
300. Reed, Henry: LESSONS OF THE WAR. New York: Clover Hill / Chilmark Press, 1970.
Small folio. Small private booklabels in corner of front and rear pastedowns and terminal
blank (the latter causing some offset on the verso), otherwise about fine.
First edition in this format, signed presentation issue. Two poems (“Movement of Bodies” and
“Returning of Issue”) are here published in book form for the first time. One of ten copies
numbered in roman for presentation, signed by the author, from a total edition of 530 copies printed at the Rampant Lions Press. Another one hundred signed copies were for sale.
Some of the best known poems of the Second World War.
REILLY (WWII), P.273. $225.
301. Reid, Forrest: THE GARDEN GOD A TALE OF TWO BOYS. London: David Nutt at
the Sign of the Phoenix, 1905. Small quarto. Full limp vellum, lettered and decorated in gilt,
t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Usual slight age mottling of the vellum, endsheets
foxed, the ribbon marker is detached (but present) and has offset in the gutter of two pages,
but a very good copy.
First edition, first impression of the author’s second novel, with the dedication to Henry
James (“This Slight Token of Respect and Admiration”). James was scandalized by the book’s
theme and severed all ties with Reid as a consequence. In spite of its controversial subject
matter, a second impression was called for and appeared in 1906. This first impression is
scarce in commerce.
NCBEL IV:719. d’Arch Smith, LOVE IN EARNEST, p.8. $850.
302. Reid, Forrest: THE GENTLE LOVER A COMEDY OF MIDDLE AGE. London: Edward
Arnold, 1913. Mustard cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in black. Usual slight tanning to
endsheets, a few spots to lower board at forecorner, and some sizing etching along the lower
joint, otherwise a very good, sound copy, without the scarce dust jacket.
First edition of one of Reid’s more uncommon regularly published titles. Not in Colbeck’s
otherwise impressive Reid collection.
NCBEL IV:719. $375.
303. Reid, Forrest: A GARDEN BY THE SEA STORIES AND SKETCHES. Dublin & London:
Talbot Press / T. Fisher Unwin, 1918. Cloth and gilt boards, paper spine label. First edition.
Small bump across top edges, shallow losses at edges of spine label, but a very good copy.
COLBECK II:675 $100.
304. Reid, Forrest: PIRATES OF THE SPRING. Dublin & London: Talbot Press / T. Fisher
Unwin, 1919. Medium blue cloth, lettered in gilt and blind, with Talbot Press imprint at toe of
spine. First edition. Endsheets tanned, but a very good copy, without the scarce dust jacket.
NCBEL IV:719. $150.
305. Reid, Forrest: DEMOPHON A TRAVELLER’S TALE. [London]: W. Collins Sons and Co.
Ltd., 1927. Gilt polished buckram. Frontis. Bookplate on front pastedown and small 1937
ownership inscription in corner of rear pastedown, a few modest smudges on endsheet, but
a very good copy.
First edition. Signed by Reid on the title-page. An historical fantasy of boyhood, with supernatural elements, set in the ancient Greek Isles, much admired by Forster and de la Mare.
BLEILER, p.165 NCBEL IV:720. $150.
306. Rilke, Rainer Maria: THE NOTEBOOKS OF MALTE LAURIDS BRIGGE. [New York]:
The Limited Editions Club, [1987]. Small quarto (26.5 x 20 cm). Full stiff vellum over boards,
lettered in gilt. Fine in very faintly smudged cloth slipcase.
First printing in this format of the translation into English by Stephen Mitchell. One of 800
numbered copies printed at the Stamperia Valdonega on Italian mould-made paper. $175.
307. Roberts, Kenneth: [Autograph Letter, Signed]. Kennebunk Beach, MA. 17 April 1938.
One page, octavo. In ink, on personal letterhead. Very good or better.
To typographer/printer Carl Rollins, indicating that Lawrence Wroth has suggested him as a
source of Wroth’s Abel Buell, and requesting a copy be sent with invoice, or that his order
be passed to the proper party. Ca. fifty word, signed “Kenneth Roberts.” Rollins had overseen
the production of the first edition of Wroth’s book, published under the auspices of the Acorn
Club in 1926. $100.
One Other Copy Located
308. Robinson, Dr. J[ohn] H[ovey]: THE ISADORE, OR, THE FATED BARQUE: A STORY
OF NEW ENGLAND FOUNDED ON FACT. Boston: Published by Warren W. Page, 1847.
[2],5-50pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Printed in double columns.
Moderate spotting and browning, large chip from blank fore-margin of title, lower fore-corner
of pp.7-8 torn away, affecting some text on p. 7, smaller chip at lower forecorner affecting a
few words on p.26, otherwise a sound copy.
First edition. A rare and relatively early work of historical fiction by the prolific physician/
novelist (1820-1867). Robinson studied at Bowdoin and Harvard, but did not graduate. His
earliest separate works of fiction began appearing in 1846, and Wright records over a dozen
separate titles published by 1850 and 27 others thereafter. During his lifetime he contributed frequently to the popular papers of the era, and Beadle reprinted many of his works
after his death. Wright locates only the Yale copy of this title, and OCLC reports no others
(and in fact, does not even report the copy confirmed at Yale). Robinson’s fiction takes its
base in the loss of the Isadore, a 400 ton vessel on its maiden voyage from Kennebunk to
New Orleans. It was wrecked in 1842 in a winter storm near Cape Neddick, with the loss
of all hands. Although this is a copy somewhat wounded by the passage of years, it is a
demonstrably a rare book.
WRIGHT I:2135. $275.
309. [Romulus Editions]: Walker, David, and Thomas Cornell [illustrator]: VOICEPRINTS.
[Portland, ME]: Romulus Editions, 1989. Thin quarto. Quarter morocco and decorated paper
over boards. Illustrated with five full-page color etchings. Fine. Enclosed, with separate suite
in cloth folder, within a folding cloth clamshell box. Bookplate on pastedown of box.
First edition, the “Livres Deluxe” issue. One of 24 lettered copies, printed on Barcham Green
handmade paper in Bembo type by George Benington, in addition to 75 ordinary copies.
Accompanied by a separate suite of the etchings by Thomas Cornell, each numbered and
signed by the artist in the margin. The etchings were printed by James Cambronne. A suite
of poems on themes suggested by Kafka, Charles Ives, Henry James, Bruegel, Mandelstam
and others. The decorative boards exhibit a print based on an oscilloscope trace generated
from the poet reading the title. $3500.
310. Root, Lynn [sourcework], and Joseph Schrank [screenwriter]: [Collection of 21 Still
Photographs from:] CABIN IN THE SKY. [Los Angeles: MGM, ca. 1960s]. Twenty-one high
quality 8x10” black & white stills. A few annotations on versos, otherwise very near fine.
An excellent lot of stills of scenes and character shots associated with the 1943 Vincennte
Minnelli film based on a screenplay by Joseph Schrank sourced from Lynn Root’s 1940
musical play. The film starred Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Rex
Ingram and Louis Armstrong, all but the latter featured prominently in one or more of these
stills. These are quite high quality prints, probably associated with distribution of the film by
the studio for television in the 1960s, and not second generation copy prints. $175.
311. [Rummonds, Richard-Gabriel (printer)]: Cheever, John: ATLANTIC CROSSING EXCERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF .... [Cottondale, AL: Ex Ophidia, c. 1986]. Narrow quarto
(31 x 19cm). Full reddish brown Niger morocco. Fine, in folding silk over boards slipcase.
First edition. Foreword by Susan Cheever. One of 90 press-numbered copies printed by
Rummonds on dampened handmade paper specially made by Richard Johnson, and bound
by Craig Jensen.
SMYTH 41. $650.
312. [Rummonds, Richard-Gabriel (printer)]: Gioia, Dana, and Fulvio Testa [illus]: JOURNEYS
IN SUNLIGHT POEMS .... [Cottondale, AL: Ex Ophidia Press, 1986]. Small folio (33.5 x 21
cm). Quarter morocco and marbled boards. Illustrated with three original etchings. Fine in
glassine wrapper and clamshell box, the latter with a few faint spots on the upper lid.
First edition in this format. Illustrated with three original etchings by Fulvio Testa. One of
ninety press-numbered copies printed by Gabriel Rummonds and associates in Dante types
on dampened handmade Italian paper, signed by the author and the artist. Laid in are two
printed publisher’s slips, one pertaining to the significance of the glassine wrapper, the other
Rummonds’s announcement of his move to Seattle.
SMYTH 42. $1000.
313. Russell, Christopher: LANDSCAPE. [Los Angeles]: Kolapsomal Press, 2007. Small
octavo. Pictorial wrapper over stiff boards. [4]pp. letterpress insert, plus photographs. Fine
in slipcase.
First edition. One of 500 copies in the regular edition, in addition to thirty numbered copies
with an original photograph. Laid in is a brief a.n.s. from the publisher, forwarding this, “the
first complete/complete copy.” Russell’s haunting candid participant level photographs of
surreptitious male sexual trysts in the context of the wooded landscape of Los Angeles parks.
PARR & BADGER III:102. $200.
314. Salter, James, and Duane Michals [photographer]: STILL SUCH. New York: William
Drenttel, 1992. Cloth and typographically decorated boards, paper spine label. Photograph.
About fine in marbled paper slipcase.
First edition. From an edition of 226 copies designed by Stephen Doyle and printed on BFK
Rives in six colors at the Stinehour Press, this is one of 26 lettered copies, signed by both
the author and the photographer. $300.
315. Sandburg, Carl, and Gregory Masurovsky [illustrator]: SEVEN POEMS. New York: Associated American Artists, 1970. Small quarto. Loose signatures laid into printed wrappers.
Fine. Enclosed in cloth over boards chemise and slipcase.
First edition in this format. Illustrated with seven original etchings by Gregory Masurovsky.
A signed, but unnumbered copy, in addition to 150 numbered copies on BFK Rives, signed
by the artist, and with each etching signed and numbered by the artist in the margin, from a
total edition of 190 copies printed in Paris by Pierre Jean Mathan, with the etchings printed
at Atelier Georges Leblanc. Masurovsky studied at Black Mountain College in 1947, and
subsequently settled in Paris. In 2004, he was featured in an exhibition and workshop at
Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center marking the publication of Black Mountain
College Dossier No. 8: Gregory Masurovsky. $250.
316. [Sassoon, Siegfried]: Trotter, Mrs. A[lys] F[ane]: OLD CAPE COLONY A CHRONICLE
OF HER MEN AND HOUSES FROM 1652 TO 1806. London: Selwyn & Blount, [c. 1903].
Cloth and boards, paper spine label. Frontis and illustrations. Spine label worn, foxing at
edges and endsheets, but a good copy.
From the library of Siegfried Sassoon, inscribed to him by the author, and with the posthumous
library dispersal label. Trotter’s son, Nigel, was KIA near Béthune in October 1914, and she
published two volumes of verse containing war poems. Dublin-born, Trotter and her husband
lived in the Cape Colony 1896-9, an experience from whence this historical account was
derived. OCLC reports copies under Constable’s imprint as well, and as those copies feature
a more substantial decorated binding; this may be a remainder issue or reprint, although the
latter is not evidenced in the book itself. $125.
317. [Sassoon, Siegfried]: THE DAFFODIL MURDERER BEING THE CHANTREY PRIZE
POEM. By “Saul Kain” [pseud]. London: John Richmond Ltd., 1913. Stiff orange wrapper,
printed in red. Scattered foxing, soft creases, bookplate residue inside front wrapper, an array
of small brown spots along fore-portion of the upper wrapper; still, a good copy.
First edition of Sassoon’s anonymous parody of Masefield, published in an edition of one
thousand copies, with a pseudonymous prefatory note, signed “William Butler,” by the publisher, poet T.W.H. Crosland. Though Sassoon underwrote the publication expenses, this
was the first of his books not to be privately printed.
KEYNES A10. $400.
318. Schwerner, Armand: BACCHAE SONNETS. Omaha: Abattoir Editions & The Cummington Press, 1974. Oblong quarto. Cloth, paper label. Label somewhat foxed, a bit tanned at
edges, but very good or better in foxed plain tissue wrapper.
First edition. Illustrated by James W. Mall. One of four hundred and thirty copies printed
on Ragston paper by Harry Duncan and associates. Inscribed by the author: “For Robert &
Helen with love, Armand 9/74.” $100.
Bound in Copper from the Capitol Dome
319. Scott, Arlis [compiler]: TO CALIFORNIA WITH LOVE. Sacramento: Developmental Disabilities Service Organization, Inc., [1982]. iii,16,[1]pp. Large octavo (23.5 x 15 cm). Loose
sheets, punched and wirebound into oxidized copper sheeting. Photographs. Decorative
title-page with handcolored ornaments. Bookplate on free endsheet, otherwise about fine.
First edition, limited issue. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, who also, with
Margaret Gorman, was responsible for calligraphy, design and artwork. The binding materials
for this special issue are from the copper dome of the California Capitol Building, replaced
during the 1976-1982 restoration project, which this book commemorates, and the binding
was fashioned by “persons with developmental disabilities.” The final leaf bears an example
of the Great Seal of California, and is signed in ink by the then Secretary of State. The text
and photographs relate to the history and renovation of the State Capitol Building. An interesting undertaking, and rather uncommon. No copies are located in OCLC/Worldcat. $350.
320. Semionova, E. [design]: URSS EN CONSTRUCTION REVUE MENSUELLE ILLUSTRÉE
[Whole Number 6]. [Moscow: State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, June 1932. Folio (41.5
x 30cm). Typographic wrappers. Heavily illustrated with photographs. Corners a bit bumped,
some wear along spine, with split below lower staple, otherwise very good.
Founded by Maxim Gorky and published in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1941 (and 1949),
under the general editorship of G. Piatakov. An issue of this innovative periodical devoted
to Soviet Civil Aviation. This is the French language edition, translator not identified. “All
the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitsky, Rodchenko and
others were developed in USSR in Construction, one of the most beautifully produced
magazines of the twentieth century” - Parr-Badger. Versions were also published in Russian,
German and English.
PARR-BADGER I:148 $500.
321. Shafransky, Reneé: WHITE TRASH ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY .... [Np: The Author],
5-1-1989. [1],107 leaves. Quarto. Photomechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos
only. Bradbound in ICM wrappers. Upper wrapper pulled at brads, ICM routing memo stapled
to upper wrapper, otherwise very good.
A “revised first draft” of this original screenplay. A few years later, Ms. Shafransky was involved
as writer and producer for several of Spalding Gray’s film and stage endeavors - they were
married 1991-1993. $50.
322. [Sharp, William]: PHARAIS. By “Fiona Macleod” [pseud]. Edinburgh & London: T. N.
Foulis, 1907. 12mo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Pictorial title-page vignette. Faint private name
stamp on preliminary blank, some trivial binding glue discoloration inside the front wrapper,
otherwise an unusually nice copy.
First edition, later issue. Published originally by the Moray Press in 1894. Colbeck speculates that the Foulis copies of 1907 (which included a limited issue signed by the publisher)
may have either been from a “small balance of unsold” 1894 sheets with new prelims, or
were printed from the same plates. Indeed, the verso of the half-title here refers to The
Mountain Lovers (1895) as still “In Preparation,” along with Dârthula: A Celtic Romance
of the Past (not published?), and the verso of the last leaf bears the imprint of ‘Harfur and
Murray, Printers, Derby’, lending credence to the former hypothesis. While OCLC locates
ten copies of the 75 numbered and signed configuration of this issue, only one copy of this
trade issue is located (UCSB). The 1894 publication marked the debut of Sharp’s alter-ego,
Fiona Macleod, whose fame, and some would say talent as well, exceeded any granted the
works published under his own name.
COLBECK II:742. BLEILER, p.131. NCBEL III:1064. OCLC: 213771259. $85.
323. Shaw, George Bernard: [Two Leaves of Revised Typescript for:] “THE MILLIONAIRESS.” [Np. nd]. Two leaves, quarto, on blue-green stock. With manuscript additions in red
and black ink. Folded at one time for mailing, otherwise very good.
Two leaves of an unidentified draft of “The Millionairess,” annotated with revisions by Shaw
in his distinctive hand. The leaves are denoted as “Act 1. Page 138,” and “Act II, Page 162”
(the former typed, the latter in Shaw’s hand). The typed portions are themselves noted as
for substitution in an earlier draft and are identified as such in Shaw’s hand on one leaf and
in typescript on another. Both leaves bear his manuscript direction to substitute a line of
dialogue for Epifania in place of lines 3, 4, 5, & 6 on page 156. The play was not published
in book form until 1935 (in Trebitsch’s German translation) and 1936, in English, with two
other plays, by Constable. The 1938 publication in volume 33 of the Collected Edition was
revised by Shaw, and he adapted it for broadcast by the BBC in 1942. $650.
324. Shwachman, Irene: WE GREW UP IN MANHATTAN NOTES FOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY [Boston: Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, 1984]. [69]pp. Quarto
(28 x 23 cm). Volume of unpaginated text, in printed wrappers, accompanied by 32 loose
sheets of quality reproductions of photographs. Enclosed in a folding cloth portfolio, with
printed label. Fine.
First edition. Irene Shwachman (1915-1988) was a photographer and visual artist based in
Boston and Worcester, Mass. She taught and curated photography at BU. The photographs
are largely family-related, set in the environs of NYC in the early part of the 20th century. $75.
325. Sigurdsson, Sigrid: VOR DER STILLE 1989. Hagen: Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, 1989.
Quarto. 12 individual loose black & white plates, accompanied by a string-tied pamphlet printing an essay by Michael Fehr and index to the exhibition, in German, the whole enclosed in
a pictorial stiff card chemise. Some minor toning to edges and rear panel of chemise, else
very good or better.
First edition of this presentation attending one of Sigurdsson’s fascinating manuscript/bookcentric installations. $40.
326. Simon, André L.: BIBLIOTECA BACCHICA BIBLIOGRAPHIE RAISONNÉE DES OUVRAGES IMPRIMÉS AVANT 1600 ET ILLUSTRANT LA SOIF HUMAINE SOUS TOUS SES
ASPECTS, CHEZ TOUS LES PEUPLES ET DANS TOUS LES TEMPS. London: Holland
Press, [1972]. Large, thick quarto. Gilt cloth boards. Facsimiles. Light handsoiling to boards,
but very good or better, without dust jacket.
A photo-offset facsimile of the 1927 original limited edition, published in two volumes by Maggs
Bros. Gabler reports that this printing was limited to 350 copies (i.e. only 75 more copies
than the second volume of the first edition), although it is not readily explicit in the book.
GABLER G38740. $100.
327. [Somesuch Press]: Horgan, Paul: THE SAINTMAKER’S CHRISTMAS EVE. [Dallas:
The Somesuch Press, 1987]. Miniature (6.6 x 7.6 cm). Gilt lettered cloth. Illustrations by the
author. Bookplate on pastedown, otherwise fine. Oversize collector’s half morocco folding
case with inset (label mark in lower corner of upper panel).
First printing in this format. One of 250 numbered copies printed at the Meriden-Stinehour
Press, signed by the author and by Steve Stinehour. $100.
328. [Spanish Civil War]: WRITERS TAKE SIDES LETTERS ABOUT THE WAR IN SPAIN
FROM 418 AMERICAN AUTHORS. New York: League of American Writers, [1938]. Printed
wrappers. Faint tanning at edges, a few streaks of slight rubbing to rear wrapper, very good
or slightly better.
First edition of this famous compilation of statements made by the great, near great, and
minor leaguers, the majority in support of the Republic. A handful were neutral and one
(Gertrude Atherton) opposed. $125.
329. Spare, Austin O., and Francis Marsden [pseud of Frederic Carter] [eds]: FORM A
QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ARTS. London: John Lane, April 1917. Folio. Original
printed wrappers. Illustrations and plates. Original wrappers somewhat darkened and soiled,
recased into early decorated stiff wrappers, some creases and smudging; just a good copy.
Volume I, Number 2 of this rather unusual journal of arts and letters. Only two numbers were
published in this format. This is the ordinary issue - 50 deluxe copies were published with
an additional woodcut printed on handmade paper. Contributors include Huxley, Cannan,
Davies, L.P. Smith, Massingham, Squire, et al, with artwork, including original lithographs
and woodcuts, by Spare, Brangwyn, Carter, Fauconnet, Sturge Moore, et al. An apology for
one of the several snafus associated with the publication in the first number of Yeats’s “Eight
Poems” -- in this case the copyright question -- is printed inside the front wrapper. Spare’s
artwork and occult interests have enjoyed a resurgence of interest in recent decades, and
copies of this original incarnation of Form are no longer particularly common, even in less
than stellar condition. $175.
330. Sparrow, John [comp]: LAPIDARIA SEPTIMA. [Cambridge: Privately Printed, 1975].
Small quarto. Printed wrapper over stiff wrappers. About fine.
First edition. One of 200 copies printed at the Rampant Lions Press. Title and colophon by
Reynolds Stone. One in a sequence of collections of Latin inscriptions assembled by Sparrow, in this case with suggestions by John Gere. $75.
331. [Spender, Stephen]: [Roberts, Warren (comp)]: STEPHEN SPENDER 1928 - 1959
NOTES FOR AN ACCOUNT OF HIS WRITINGS [wrapper title]. Austin: Humanities Research
Center, 1959. 26pp. Stiff printed wrappers. Spine a shade sunned, otherwise about fine.
First edition. One of 200 numbered copies. Although not called for, Spender has signed this
copy. As with many copies, there is a substantial manuscript correction on page 5. $55.
332. [Stamperia Valdonega]: McGrandle, Leith [ed]: EUROPE THE QUEST FOR UNITY.
[London]: Ranelagh Editions, [1975]. Folio (45 x 32 cm). Full deep red crushed levant (by
Brazer-Mitchell - Finebinding of London), raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, gilt cover device
by Reynolds Stone, t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Etched frontispiece. Fine in cloth and
marbled boards slipcase.
First edition of this compilation of speeches and documents advocating a unified Europe,
with a Foreword by Lord Gladwyn, and texts by Churchill, Kennedy, Adenauer, Macmillan,
Brandt, Madariaga, and many others. The etched frontispiece is by Pietro Annigoni, and is
signed and numbered by him. The text was designed and printed by the Mardersteigs at the
Stamperia Valdonega in Bembo types on specially commissioned paper, and the etching was
printed on the press of the Officina Bodoni. An imposing folio, one of Giovanni Mardersteig’s
last designs. Laid in is a copy of the original publisher’s prospectus, describing copies in this
binding; copies also appear in tan leather and in vellum. Oversize: extra post. $450.
333. [Stamperia Valdonega]: Ripley, S. Dillon: RAILS OF THE WORLD A MONOGRAPH OF
THE FAMILY RALLIDAE .... Toronto: M.F. Feheley, [1977]. Small folio. Gilt cloth and linen.
Frontis and forty plates in color. Bookplate on front pastedown, a very good copy, without
slipcase, in lightly worn and smudged dust jacket.
First edition, ordinary issue. Illustrated with magnificent paintings by J. Fenwick Landsdowne, and with a Chapter on Fossil Species by Storrs L. Olson. Printed under the direction
of Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega, in Verona. $125.
334. Stegner, Wallace: ... FICTION: A LENS ON LIFE [abbreviated wrapper title]. New York:
Viking Press, [1960]. 8pp. Printed self wrappers. Fine.
A separate printing of this essay from the Saturday Review gotten up as a promotional by
Viking in anticipation of publication of A Shooting Star in May of 1961. $85.
335. [Stein, Gertrude]: Toklas, Alice B.: [Two Signed Promotional Letters re: HOW TO
WRITE]. Paris. 6 March and 28 April 1932. Two pages, on two quarto sheets of Plain Edition letterhead. Old folds from mailing, a few small nicks and soft creases, but very good.
Two boilerplate typescript letters promoting to booksellers Gertrude Stein’s How To Write,
published the preceding November as the third Plain Edition. Both are signed in ink “A.B.
Toklas” in her distinctive hand. One has a date emendation and insertion of recipient’s name
and address in original typescript by Toklas, and a pencil highlight in the left margin next to
the terms is likely the work of the recipient at “Rosengren’s Nook [sic] Store” then still located
in Chicago. The letters emphasize the book’s positive reception, citing and quoting reviews
by Marcel Brion and Ellen du Poy. While one might assume a number of such letters were
posted at the time by Toklas and Stein, few appear to have survived. $950.
336. Steinbeck, John: LETTERS TO ELIZABETH A SELECTION OF LETTERS FROM
JOHN STEINBECK TO ELIZABETH OTIS. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1978.
Cloth and boards, paper spine label. Facsimile. Two bookplates on pastedown, otherwise
fine in plain wrapper. Prospectus laid in.
First edition. Introduction by Carlton Sheffield. Edited by Florian Shasky and Susan Riggs.
One of five hundred copies printed at the Plantin Press. Selections from Steinbeck’s letters
to his agent. $175.
One of Forty Deluxe Copies
337. Steinbeck, John: ZAPATA A NARRATIVE, IN DRAMATIC FORM, OF THE LIFE OF
EMILIANO ZAPATA. [Covela, CA]: The Yolla Bolly Press, [1991]. Thick quarto. Three quarter
plum cloth and decorated paper over boards, paper spine label. Illustrated with 18 woodcuts
(7 full-page). Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in folding cloth box with hasps,
in company with enclosures. Small label smudge in lower corner of upper panel of case.
First edition in this format. Illustrated with original woodcuts by Karin Wikström. One of forty
numbered copies (of fifty), with the seven large woodcuts handcolored, accompanied by an
additional woodcut portrait of Zapata, signed in pencil by the artist, from a total edition of 257
copies printed on French Rives paper in Veronese types, and signed by the artist. A copy of
the original prospectus is laid in, as well as the separately printed and bound supplemental
text, Zapata the Man the Myth and the Mexican Revolution by Robert E. Morseberger
(1/100 copies signed by the author). The substantial original 1949 treatment for the proposed
film biography of Zapata by Steinbeck, here published for the first time, and of course differing substantially from the final shooting script for the 1952 film. $2500.
338. Stickney, Trumbull: DRAMATIC VERSES. Boston: Charles Goodspeed, 1902. Drab
gray boards, paper spine label, untrimmed and largely unopened. Shallow chip to crown of
spine, some hand soiling to boards and label, but a very good copy.
First edition of the poet’s first book, published the year prior to his graduation from the Sorbonne as the first American to win the prestigious Doctorat ès Lettres. One of 352 copies
printed by Updike at the Merrymount Press (this copy not numbered, as usual). It was to
be the only book published during his lifetime: Stickney died of a brain tumor in 1904, after
having returned from seven years studying abroad and settling in as Instructor of Classics.
George Cabot Lodge, William Vaughn Moody, and John Ellerton Lodge edited the posthumously published 1905 edition of his poetry.
SMITH 130. $125.
339. Strand, Mark: THE CONTINUOUS LIFE. Iowa City: The Windhover Press, 1990. Folio.
Sewn stiff wrappers, paper spine label. Fine.
First edition. Illustrated with two original woodcuts by Neil Welliver. One of 225 numbered
copies printed on Windhover paper by Kim Merker and Don Howell, and bound by Larry
Yerkes. A major publication of thirteen poems. $150.
340. Straub, Peter [sourcework], and Lawrence D. Cohen [screenwriter]: GHOST STORY.
Universal City: Universal City Studios, 3 December 1980 through 17 February 1981. [2],152
leaves with plus lettered inserts and revision variations. Quarto. Mechanically duplicated
typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in studio wrappers. Ink initials on upper wrapper, script number on title, a couple of minor annotations, otherwise about fine.
Denoted the “first draft,” but evidencing revisions over the spans of weeks noted above,
with dated revises on salmon, green and blue stock. John Irvin directed the December 1981
release, starring an ensemble cast including Fred Astaire, John Houseman, Melvyn Douglas,
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Patricia Neal, Alice Krige, et al. $150.
341. [Strike Novel]: Garland, Hamlin: HESPER A NOVEL. New York & London: Harper &
Brothers, 1903. Pictorial cloth. Spine tips a bit rubbed, short snag at crown of slightly sunned
spine, two small bookplates on pastedown, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of Garland’s fictional depiction of a strike for a nine-hour day by Colorado miners. Inscribed and signed by Garland: “This story was generated from a mustard seed of
fuel. The enthusiasm of a son of Edwina Booth Workman suggested the boy of the group.
It was written in 1901. Hamlin Garland. Inscribed for the Bookfellows Dec. 3 - 1936.” The
Bookfellows was the Chicago based publishing and bibliophilic enterprise overseen by Garland’s friends, the Seymours. Garland was a member, and two of his titles appeared under
the Bookfellows imprint.
HANNA 1366. PRESTRIDGE 30. SMITH G-59. $125.
342. [Surrealism]: Breton, André, et al: DICTIONNAIRE ABRÉGÉ DU SURRÉALISME. Paris:
Galerie Beaux-Arts, 1938. Large octavo. Pictorial stiff wrappers (after a design by Tanguy).
Very heavily illustrated with drawings, photographs, facsimiles, etc. Pale green wrappers
somewhat tanned at edges, neatly recased, with shallow loss at crown and toe of spine,
usual light foxing, otherwise a very good copy in lightly chipped and tanned glassine wrapper. This copy is significantly better than the norm for this book
First edition. A multi-disciplinary exercise in self-explanation, drawing on primary texts for
the definition of terms and tendencies, and reproductions of artworks by those who at various times found or placed themselves under the umbrella of Surréalisme. The work was
compiled to accompany the Exposition International du Surréalisme, organized by Breton
and Eluard, with the assistance of Duchamp, Ernst, Dali and others, and the uncommon [8]
pp. catalogue of the exhibition (inevitably a bit tanned) is laid in. $600.
343. [Tarot Cards]: Beaumont-Maillet, Laure; Gisèle Lambert; and Francois Trojani: SUITE
D’ESTAMPES DE LA RENAISSANCE ITALIENNE DITE TAROTS DE MANTEGNA OU JEU
DU GOUVERNEMENT DU MONDE AU QUATTROCENTO VERS 1465 [with:] COMMENTAIRE
ALCHIMIQUE .... Garches, France: Editions Arnaud Seydoux, [1985]. Two volumes. [6],70,[6]
pp. plus fifty plates; 73,[1] pp. plus folding plate. Small quarto. Stiff printed wrappers. A few
stray marks to wrappers, otherwise about fine.
First edition. The tinted plates reproduce the cards with great fidelity. $85.
344. Taylor, W. Thomas [editor & publisher]: BOOKWAYS A QUARTERLY FOR THE BOOK
ARTS. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991-5. Whole numbers 1-16 (including two double numbers). Quarto. Stiff pictorial and typographically decorated wrappers. Illustrations, plates,
photographs, occasional inserts. Fine, enclosed in two substantial cloth clamshell cases
with gilt leather spine labels.
A complete run of this beautifully executed quarterly journal devoted to the fine press
movement and the art of the book, ably edited by Tom Taylor and Anita Prewitt (and a host
of contributing editors), and printed letterpress at the printing office of W. Thomas Taylor.
The list of contributors is expansive and distinguished, and in addition to publishing topical
articles, narratives and reviews, each issue kept readers current with “Booktalk: News and
Views.” Bookways generously over-filled the vacuum left by the 1990 cessation of Fine Print.
$300.
345. [Theatrical Finance]: Caro, Warren, and Willard Keefe: 1952 - 1955 REPORT TO THE
LEGITIMATE THEATRE INDUSTRY [wrapper title]. New York: Theatre Guild, et al., ca. 1955.
Oblong small quarto. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Numerous black & white photos and illustrations.
Wrappers a trace dusty and smudged, but very good or better.
First edition. A financial report spanning four years that explains the inception and growth
of the subscription theatre ticket concept as it relates to the legitimate theatre industry. Organized as The National Subscription Play Series by The Theatre Guild-American Theatre
Society under the auspices of The Council of the Living Theatre, the organization found they
could meet and sustain revenues through the concept of advance purchase of subscriptions
by theatre goers. In terms of layout and graphics, highly redolent of its era. $35.
346. [Thirties Crime Film]: Andrews, Robert H. [screenwriter]:
[Original Window Card for:] I WAS A CONVICT. [Los Angeles]:
Republic Pictures, [1939]. Pictorial window card (22 x 14”), printed
in black and white, with lurid green titling, on recto only of stiff
card stock. Uniform tanning along edges, otherwise very good or
better, unused.
A promotional window card for this low budget crime thriller, based
on an original story and screenplay by Robert A. Andrews, with
contributions by Ben Markson. Barton MacLane, Beverley Roberts
and Clarence Kolb starred. Aubrey Scotto directed. Andrews was
a prolific screenwriter who, in addition to potboilers such as this,
adapted to the screen works by Eugene O’Neill and A. Conan
Doyle. $60.
347. Tipping, Richard: MULTIPLE PLEASURES MULTIPLES &
(SUB) VERSIONS ... Sydney: Thorny Devil Press / Art Gallery of
New South Wales, 1996. Octavo. Twenty-four color cards, plus
10 panel text folder. Fine in printed flexible plastic sleeve.
First edition. Signed in ink by the artist on the title. Essay by Alex Selenitsch. A sequence
of Tipping’s photographed or typographic visual text puns and poems. $45.
From the Tocqueville Family
348. [Tocqueville, Alexis de]: [Nonce Volume of Eighteen Pamphlets and Extracts about
Alexis de Tocqueville and His Works]. Paris, New York, etc. Various dates, ca. 1842 - 1867.
Eighteen items, various paginations, including separately printed works and extracts. Bound
together in one volume, large octavo, full 19th century dark green morocco, gilt extra, t.e.g.,
for and bottom edge untrimmed. Bound for Comte Christian de Tocqueville (1862-1924),
with his gilt arms on each board and his bookplate. Occasional foxing and dusting, but an
excellent gathering, in a handsome binding.
An interesting and varied collection of works about Alexis de Tocqueville, assembled by and
bound for his nephew, and editor of some of his uncle’s posthumously published works.
Among the principal items present are: a) Cassou, Charles: Tocqueville (Alexis De) [wrapper title]. [Np: Imprimerie de Madame de Lacombe, [ca. 1842]. 47,[1]pp; b) Gigot, Albert: M.
De Tocqueville. Paris: Charles Douniol, 1861. 39,[1]pp. Original front wrapper bound in; c)
Lacordaire, [Jean-Baptiste Henri]: Discours Prononcés Dans la Séance Publique Tenue
par L’Académie Francaise ... Le 24 Janvier 1861. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1861. 54pp; d) de
Kergorlay, Louis: Étude Littéraire sur Alexis De Tocqueville. Paris: Charles Douniol, 1861.
19,[1]pp. Printed wrappers. Inscribed by the author in the upper margin of the title-page to the
subject’s widow, Madam Alexis de Tocqueville; e) Tocqueville, A. de: Lettre sur les Derniers
Moments ... Adressée par M. Le Vicomte de Tocqueville, son Frère ... [Np. nd]. [4]pp.; f)
Mignet, Francois: Notice Historique sur la Vie et les Travaux de Alexis De Tocqueville
... Paris: Firmin Didot, 1866. 31,[1]pp.; g) Savary, Charles: Alexis De Tocqueville sa Vie
et Ses Ouvrages Discours .... Paris: Gustave Retaux, 1867. 40pp. Other items include
extracts of signed and unsigned reviews of Tocqueville’s works (including their translations
into English) from various sources, memorials, etc. Kergorlay’s work is of special significance, both for the excellent association value of this particular copy, and for its relevance
as a memoir by Tocqueville’s cousin and one of his oldest and closest friends. Lacordaire’s
Discours ... is also of particular note, as it marked the occasion of his taking the seat in the
Académie Francaise left vacant by de Tocqueville’s death. It is in large part a tribute to his
predecessor, and includes the text of the formal response by Guizot. $1850.
349. Tomasula, Steve: VAS: AN OPERA IN FLATLAND. Barrytown: Station Hill [for The
Institute of Publishing Arts, Inc], 2002. Thick octavo. Publisher’s half faux calf and printed
boards. Illustrations, folding tables and typographic decorations. Faint sunning at one edge,
otherwise about fine, without dust jacket, as issued.
First edition of Tomasula’s first novel, extrapolating upon elements of Abbott’s Flatland, leading toward a critique of certain contemporary trends. The distinctive design is by Stephen
Farrell. $75.
350. transition 2. Paris. May 1927. Small octavo. Printed wrappers. Plates. Shallow tide mark
along extreme lower edge, small nicks at spine ends, otherwise a very good, unopened copy.
Edited by Eugene Jolas, et al. This issue features the second installment of Joyce’s “Work in
Progress” (FW pp.30-47) and contributions by Benn, Paul, Blok, Lewisohn, Williams, Rilke,
Larbaud, Boyle, Ernst, Eluard, Imbs, Sage, Tanguy and others.
SLOCUM & CAHOON C70. WALLACE C110. $150.
351. Trollope, Anthony: THE NOBLE JILT A COMEDY.... London: Constable, 1923. Large
octavo. Red cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Fine and bright in good dust jacket
with some soiling to upper fore corner of rear panel, small chips at crown and toe of lower
flap fold, and inner mend along the lower flap fold toward the chip.
First edition in book form, edited, with an introduction, by Michael Sadleir. One of five hundred
copies printed. The jacket is uncommon. $300.
352. Trumbo, Dalton: [Original Phonograph Recording of:] CONFESSIONAL WRITTEN AND
NARRATED BY .... New York: Produced and Released by Mainstream Magazine, [ca, 19478]. Original 12” 78 rpm double-sided phonograph record. Printed labels a trifle foxed, small
blemish at extreme edge far from grooves, otherwise visually very good.
A quite rare recording of Trumbo’s recitation of his long poem, first published in the Winter
1947 (I:1) issue of Mainstream. While OCLC includes a barebones entry for this recording
(without citing locations), it refers to “Part 2” only, which is the flip side of the present record,
and is somewhat contradictory, asserting there is “no linguistic content” and “unreadable”
and that it is a “musical recording.”
OCLC: 77819968. $250.
Trumbo Under the Black List
353. [Trumbo, Dalton (writing as “Robert Rich”)]: [Studio publicity Campaign Pressbook for:]
THE BRAVE ONE. [Los Angeles: RKO Pictures, 1956]. [16]pp. Oblong folio. Glossy pictorial
self-wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Vertical fold, corners bumped and a bit creased, a few
small smudges and short edge tears, otherwise, for the awkward format, very good.
A lavish, very large format publicity campaign pressbook for this film, based on an original
story by “Robert Rich” (i.e. Dalton Trumbo during his blacklisted period), and with screenplay
by Trumbo (obviously uncredited at the time), Harry Franklin and Merrill G. White, directed
by Irving Rapper. The film starred Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos, Elsa Cardenas and Carlos
Navarro. “Robert Rich’s” tale of a young Mexican boy who tries to save his pet bull from the
arena won an Academy Award for best motion picture story. Scarce. $175.
354. [Turner, Elizabeth]: THE DAISY; OR, CAUTIONARY STORIES IN VERSE. ADAPTED
TO THE IDEAS OF CHILDREN FROM FOUR TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. PART I. Philadelphia:
Published by Jacob Johnson, 1808. [36]pp. 12mo. Flexible plain orange wrappers. Sixteen
copperplate engravings. Scattered foxing, wrappers a bit darkened, very good (but see note
below about collation).
An American edition of Ms. Turner’s collection of fifteen poems, with the plates adapted
from the English edition of 1807. Like the copy cited in Rosenbach and several other copies we have noted, the collation was garbled, whether in printing or in binding, resulting in
a partial reversal of the sequence of the verses, and several of the engravings appearing
upside down. It is likely that many of the extant copies share this flaw (feature?) and have
a common origin in the Polock remainder.
ROSENBACH 382. $100.
355. [Turrell, James]: Diacono, Mario: ICONOGRAPHIA COELESTIS. New York: Peter Blum
Edition, [1985]. Octavo. Gilt decorated boards. Fine, in custom cloth and marbled boards
slipcase.
First edition of this translation by Meg Shore of Diacono’s essay on Roden Crater, published
in an edition of 150 copies at the Kelly/Winterton Press to accompany the Turrell portfolio,
Deep Sky. Forty-five copies were numbered in Arabic and ten in Roman numerals corresponding to the portfolios. This copy is not numbered, but is signed by Turrell. A portion of
the edition appeared in wrappers, unsigned. $275.
356. Turrell, James: MAPPING SPACES A TOPOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE WORK. New
York: Peter Blum Edition, 1987. 48pp. plus large section of unnumbered plates, photographs,
maps, renderings, etc. Large octavo (24 x 18 cm). Specially bound in quarter black morocco,
lettered in blind, and boards. Frontis portrait and plates. Folding map inserted in rear pocket.
Very fine in matching slipcase.
First edition. One of 1200 copies printed by A. Colish under the direction of Jerry Kelly, based
on a design by Klaus Baumgärtner, and consultant to the project, William Drenttel. Although
not physically evidenced, this copy was specially bound for William Drenttel, and is signed
by Turrell under his portrait (though dated 1991). Published on the occasion of an exhibition
by James Turrell at the Kunsthalle Basel. With an Introduction by Jean-Christoph Ammann,
and essays by Dr. Craig Adcock, Dr. E. C. Krupp, and Mario Diacomo. The substantial section of plates, with the sectional titles “Light and Sky Pieces,” “J.T.,” and “The Roden Crater
Project,” document many of Turrell’s projects, as well as his affinity for aviation. $1000.
357. Turrell, James: MAPPING SPACES A TOPOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE WORK. New
York: Peter Blum Edition, 1987. 48pp. plus large section of unnumbered plates, photographs,
maps, renderings, etc. Large octavo (24 x 18 cm). Blue cloth, stamped in silver. Frontis
portrait and plates. Folding map inserted in rear pocket. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued.
First edition. One of 1200 copies printed by A. Colish under the direction of Jerry Kelly,
based on a design by Klaus Baumgärtner, and consultant to the project, William Drenttel.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition by James Turrell at the Kunsthalle Basel. With an
Introduction by Jean-Christoph Ammann, and essays by Dr. Craig Adcock, Dr. E. C. Krupp,
and Mario Diacomo. The substantial section of plates, with the sectional titles “Light and Sky
Pieces,” “J.T.,” and “The Roden Crater Project,” document many of Turrell’s projects, as well
as his affinity for aviation. $500.
358. [Turrell, James]: Helfenstein, Josef, and Christoph Schenker: JAMES TURRELL FIRST
LIGHT. Bern: Kunstmuseum Bern / Edition Cantz, [1991]. Quarto (26 x 22 cm). Stiff printed
wrappers. Plates and illustrations. Fine in marbled paper over boards slipcase.
First edition. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Turrell on the title-page. A
showcase exhibition of Turrell’s suite of 20 aquatints held January through March 1991 at
the museum, with essays by Helfenstein and Schenker. $250.
359. [Turrell, James]: Wick, Oliver: JAMES TURRELL THE IRISH SKY GARDEN. London:
Turske Hugh-Williams Ltd / Liss Ard Foundation, 1992. 111,[1]pp. Large quarto. Photographs
and renderings. Fine, without dust jacket.
First edition, clothbound issue. A comprehensive account of the planning and execution of
Turrell’s installation south of Cork, with an essay by Günter Metken, published on the occasion of a London exhibition. $100.
360. Tzara, Tristan: LA FACE INTÉRIEURE. [Paris]: Seghers, [1953]. Sq. octavo. Lithographed
wrapper. Spine sunned, otherwise a very good or better copy.
First edition, limited issue. One of 750 numbered copies on Vergé de Hollande Pannekoek,
in addition to fifty deluxe copies and some hors commerce copies. The wrappers are after
a lithograph by Fernand Leger. A pencil notes indicates this was formerly in the library of
Germaine Brée. $225.
361. [Updike, D. B.]: Hutner, Martin: THE MAKING OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
OF 1928 ... ACCOMPANIED BY AN ORIGINAL LEAF PRINTED ON VELLUM AT THE
MERRYMOUNT PRESS. [Southbury CT]: Chiswick Book Shop, 1990. Quarto (35.5 x 26 cm).
Cloth, gilt spine label. Printed in black & red. Plates, facsimiles. Fine in slipcase.
First edition. One of 285 copies printed by A. Colish after a design by Jerry Kelly. A treatment
of the evolving conception and execution of Updike’s masterwork, including its forerunner,
the edition of 1893. Twelve copies were printed on real vellum, and a census of the located
copies is appended. Inserted in this copy is an original leaf on vellum from the Psalter, printing portions of Psalms 91 and 92. Sold
362. Valéry, Paul: RHUMBS (NOTRES ET AUTRES). Paris: Le Divan, 1926. Small octavo.
Printed wrappers. Illustrations. Slight discoloration at crown and toe of spine, trace of foxing
at edges, otherwise a very good, unopened copy
First edition. An unnumbered, hors commerce copy, one of five in addition to fifteen numbered
copies on Japon, from an edition of 1330 copies on various papers. $275.
363. Valéry, Paul: MER MARINES MARINS. Paris: Firmin-Didot et Cie., [1930]. Quarto.
Printed wrappers. 96 plates. A bit of foxing early and late and at edges, trace of edgewear
to wrappers. but a very good copy, in shards of the uncommon pictorial dust jacket.
First edition, limited issue. One of 500 numbered copies printed on Arches, apart from the
issue on ordinary paper. A striking collection of photographs of a wide variety of nautical
subjects accompanies Valery’s text, beautifully printed in gravure. Published in the series,
Images du Monde. $125.
364. [Van Vechten, Carl - Parody]: Hoffenstein, Samuel: THE TOW-HEADED BLIND BOY OR
THE BLIND BOW-BOY’S STEP-BROTHER ... BEING A FOOTNOTE IN ASH AND SCARLET ON CARL VAN VECHTEN’S BRILLIANT AND AMUSING NOVEL. [Cedar Rapids, IA]:
Privately Printed, 1923. Printed wrappers. Fine in slightly torn and frayed glassine wrapper.
First edition in book form of this complimentary parody by the poet and future prolific
screenwriter, first published in the NY Tribune. According to Kellner, the edition consisted
of 250 copies.
KELLNER H81. $55.
365. [Verse about Student Brawling]: [Hill, George (1796 - 1871)]: DIABOLOU MACHIA; OR
BATTLE OF DRAGON [caption title]. [Durham, CT? Printed for Walter Chauncey Fowler,
January 1875]. [4]pp. Folded leaflet (24 x 15 cm). Faint tanning at edges, minor smudges,
but very good or better.
A contemporary account, in verse, of an altercation during the Fall term of 1815, involving
Yale students at a tavern in Dragon (now Fair Haven Heights). Hill read the poem at a meeting of the Scientific Club, and sixty years later, after his death, his classmate W.C. Fowler,
caused it to be printed, with the final page turned over to a densely set explanatory “Note.”
Hill published at least two volumes of verse during his lifetime, was anthologized by E.C.
Stedman, and edited an anthology of British poets. The publisher, William Chauncey Fowler
(1793 -1881), was Noah Webster’s son-in-law, and led a full life as educator, pastor, author
and lexicographer. OCLC/Worldcat, which reports an erroneous death date for Fowler, locates
four copies: Yale, AAS, Princeton and Brown.
OCLC: 28243710. $45.
366. Vidal, Gore [screenwriter]: [Original One-Sheet Poster for:] I ACCUSE!. [Culver City]:
MGM / Loews, [1957]. Original color one-sheet (41 x 27”; 104 x 68 cm). Folded, as issued,
small loss from extreme blank upper margin foretip, with a few small nicks along the top blank
edge, filing annotations and distributor’s stamp on verso, but a very good, bright example.
A graphically striking one-sheet poster for the U.S. release of Jose Ferrer’s film adaptation
of Nicholas Halasz’s book about the Dreyfus case, based on a screenplay by Gore Vidal.
This was only Vidal’s second screenplay credit, although his writing for television had been
substantial to this date. Ferrer starred as well as directed, in company with Anton Walbrook,
Viveca Lindfors, Leo Genn, Emlyn Williams and Herbert Lom. $125.
367. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro): AENEAS IN THE WORLD OF THE DEAD. [New York]:
Kelly/Winterton Press, 1990. Quarto (28 x 21 cm). Crimson silk over boards, lettered in gilt.
Printed in red and black. Fine in marbled paper over boards slipcase.
One of 100 copies. Translation by Sir G.K. Richards, with a prefatory note by G. Rostrevor
Hamilton. Copies were also distributed in plain boards. $125.
368. Warhol, Andy; Gerard Malanga; Paul Morrissey, et al [eds]: INTERVIEW A MONTHLY
FILM JOURNAL [Whole Number One]. New York: Poetry on Films, Inc., 1969. Volume one,
number one. Folio tabloid (42 x 29 cm) on newsprint. Horizontal fold. Photographs throughout.
Newsprint tanned, some fraying and partial breaks along the folds; nonetheless, a reasonably
good copy of an issue rarely seen in anything approaching agreeable condition.
The scarce first number of the periodical closely identified with Warhol in its early days, here
in format far humbler than characterized its appearance in the 1970s and 1980s with the
legendary cover art by Richard Bernstein. Although published with a cover price of 35 cents,
many copies were distributed gratis within the creative community. This issue opened with
interviews/articles with/about George Cukor, Michael Sarne, Agnes Varda, Peter Fonda, and
Taylor Mead, along with reviews, commentary and much else. Future conservation measures
will inevitably be necessary to preserve early issues of INTERVIEW. $275.
369. [Waugh, Evelyn (sourcework)]: Southern, Terry, and Christopher Isherwood [screenwriters]:
[Set of Pictorial Studio Lobby Cards for:] THE LOVED ONE. [Culver City]: Metro-GoldwynMayer 1965. Eight full color 11x14 inch lobby cards. A brilliant, unused set.
A complete set of lobby cards for the 1965 MGM film adaptation of Waugh’s novel, based on
a script by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood, directed by Tony Richardson featuring
a highly appropriate ensemble cast. $150.
370. [Way & Williams Imprint]: Rice, Wallace, and Barrett Eastman: UNDER THE STARS
AND OTHER SONGS OF THE SEA. Chicago: Way & Williams, 1898. Small octavo. Pictorial
wrappers. Moderate tidemark to fore-edges of upper and lower wrapper, but internally fine.
First edition of this early collaboration by Rice, a prolific Chicago poet, editor and critic and
important second tier figure in the Chicago literary renaissance. Inscribed and signed by him
in the month of publication. One of 1000 copies printed. Contemporary reviewers commended
the writers’ “breezy and virile ballads” on nautical and naval themes.
KRAUS 63. $350.
371. [Weather Bird Press]: Powell, Lawrence Clark: MADELEINE. Pasadena: Weather Bird
Press, 1990. Large octavo. Japanese paper wrapper over stiff wrappers, printed label. Illustrations. Bookplate tipped inside front wrapper, else fine in dust jacket with trace of use
along top edge where oversize.
First separate, illustrated edition of this excerpt from The Blue Train. Illustrated with colored
stencil drawings by Vance Gerry. One of only 125 numbered copies, designed and printed
by Pat Reagh, and signed by the author and by Gerry $200.
372. Weiss, Peter [sourcework]: [Archive of Photos & Printed Items re: the First US Broadway
Production of:] THE PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF MARAT AS PERFORMED
BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM OF CHARENTON UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE
MARQUIS DE SADE. [New York]. 1965-7. Eleven 8 x 10” b&w production photographs, two
quarto mimeographed sheets, and printed program and issue of Playbill. Generally very
good to fine (see below).
A good selection of items associated with the first Broadway run of Weiss’s landmark play
(as translated by Geoffrey Skelton and Adrian Mitchell). Peter Brook directed the production,
which ran from 21 Dec 1965 until 30 April 1966 (148 total performances) at the Martin Beck
Theatre. The lot includes nine photographs identifiable as relating to the Broadway production
(most bearing the stamp on the verso of noted stage photographer, Morris Newcombe), the
majority with mimeo squibs on versos (though most detached), with identifying annotations as
to performers in the scenes. Several bear stamps on the versos or on the squibs indicating
that they were sent for the use of Theatre World. Three additional photographs appear to
be stills from the 1967 Peter Brook film of the play. The cast included Glenda Jackson, Ian
Richardson, Patrick Magee, et al. Also present are two mimeo press releases, one of which
accompanied complimentary “second night” tickets. Finally, also present is the [4]pp. leaflet
program, and the relevant issue of Playbill. The production garnered several important wins
on the occasion of the 1966 Tony Awards. $300.
373. Welty, Eudora: MUSIC FROM SPAIN. Greenville, MS: The Levee Press, 1948. Decorated boards, printed spine label. Spine label a shade tanned from adhesive, hint of slight
darkening to spine, otherwise about fine.
First edition. One of 775 numbered copies, signed by the author, of which twenty-five were
hors commerce.
POLK A6:1. $650.
374. Welty, Eudora: THE OPTIMIST’S DAUGHTER. New York: Random House, [1972]. Gilt
cloth. Fine in slipcase.
First edition, limited issue. One of 300 numbered copies, specially printed and bound, and
signed by the author. 75 of the 300 copies were misbound and destroyed by the binder,
reducing the issue to 225 copies. The Pulitzer winner of its year.
POLK A19:1. $1000.
375. Whigham, Peter: LANGUE D’OEIL. Los Angeles: Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1971.
Sewn printed wrappers. First edition. One of sixty numbered copies, signed by the author.
Bookplate, otherwise fine in folding cloth slipcase. $65.
376. White, Stewart Edward: THE FOREST. New York: The Outlook Company, 1903. Large
octavo. Green cloth, paper spine label, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontis and plates.
A bit of rubbing to cloth, label tanned, some tanning to some of the extended fore-edges,
but a very good copy, largely unopened.
First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with plates and decorations by Thomas Fogarty. Copy
#49 of eighty numbered copies, specially printed on untrimmed handmade paper at the
Riverside Press and specially bound, and signed by the author. The prolific novelist and
naturalist’s fifth book, in somewhat uncommon format. $300.
377. Whitmore, George: TRICKING AND OTHER POEMS. [New York: Free Milk Fund Press,
1974]. Large quarto. Plain wrapper over stiff card. Mimeographed typescript. Lower forecorner neatly clipped from outer plain wrapper, exposing an adhesive shadow underneath,
faint sunning to spine, otherwise fine.
First edition of this quite early collection by the late poet, playwright, critic, novelist and activist. One of 20 numbered copies, signed by the author. Whitmore was among the original
members of the Violet Quill group and principal of the Free Milk Fund Press. By virtue of the
limitation, quite uncommon. $450.
378. [Wilde, Oscar]: Greve, Felix Paul [a.k.a. Frederick Philip Grove]: OSCAR WILDE. Berlin:
Gose & Tetzlaff, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1903. 46,[2]pp. Decorated printed wrappers. Upper
wrapper faintly soiled, a couple leaves opened slightly carelessly (but otherwise largely
unopened), very good.
First edition, issued as “Hefte 29” of Moderne Essays, edited by Hans Landsberg. A somewhat early work by an author perhaps even more intriguing and controversial than its subject,
published roughly coincident with his imprisonment for debt and a few years before he fled
Germany with his married mistress (later “dadaist” Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven) and his
eventual refashioning of himself as the prolific western Canadian novelist, F.P. Grove. A
translation into English was published by bookseller William Hoffer in 1984. $55.
379. Wilde, Oscar: DE PROFUNDIS. London: Methuen, [1905]. Gilt cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Trace of foxing to a few extended fore-edges, crown and toe of spine a bit rubbed,
a few stray minor marks along the extreme fore-edge of the upper board, otherwise a nice,
bright copy.
First edition. Preface by Robert Ross. The terminal catalogue is dated ‘March 1905’ as
called for by Mason/Millard, but a considerable portion of the edition was bound with February adverts instead.
MASON / MILLARD 388. $400.
380. [Wilde, Oscar]: Symons, Julian: OSCAR WILDE: A PROBLEM IN BIOGRAPHY. Council
Bluffs, Iowa: Yellow Barn Press, 1988. Cloth and paper-covered boards, paper spine label,
extra spine label tipped to rear pastedown. Title-page printed in red and black. Wood engraved frontis and three text-illustrations by John De Pol. Bookplate on front pastedown,
otherwise fine. Errata laid in.
First edition. One of 200 numbered copies (the entire edition) of the text of Symons’s Lurcy
Lecture delivered at Amherst College in April 1988. $100.
381. Williams, Jonathan: RED / GRAY .... Black Mountain: Jargon 3, 1952. Folio sheet, folded
to twelve panels. Inserted into glossy pictorial stiff wrapper. The adhesive used to affix the
plates and to mount the folded sheet into wrappers has dried out, as virtually always, minute
bumps to tips, otherwise very near fine.
First edition, ordinary issue, of Jargon 3, limited to one hundred copies thus. With four halftones of drawings, and a statement, by Paul Ellsworth. There were to have been fifty copies
in boards, but Williams’s bibliographer suggests fewer than that were prepared. Uncommon.
JAFFE 7. $450.
382. Wilson, Adrian]: Hart, James D. [ed]: MY FIRST PUBLICATION ELEVEN CALIFORNIA
AUTHORS DESCRIBE THEIR EARLIEST APPEARANCES IN PRINT. [San Francisco]: The
Book Club of California, 1961. Cloth and decorated boards, paper spine label. Portraits.
Facsimiles. Label and upper edges a trifle sunned, bookplate, otherwise near fine.
First edition. Illustrations by David Stone Martin. One of 475 copies printed by Adrian Wilson
at the Press in Tuscany Alley. Californians and authors adopted by California from Dana to
Saroyan ruminate about the trials of their earliest efforts. $100.
383. Wilson, Edmund: HOLIDAY GREETINGS 1966. [New York: The Author], 1966. [32]pp.
Printed wrappers. Illustrated with drawings by the author. Fine.
First edition of this collection of Wilson’s “Merry Monsters” and other diversions, distributed
by him as a holiday gift. Like many (but not all) copies, there are manuscript revisions/insertions in his hand in two of the poems. $100.
384. Windham, Donald: [THE KELLY BOYS]. [New York: Privately printed for the author,
January 1957]. French-folded leaflet, in titled envelope. Fine.
First edition. Copy #223 of 240 numbered copies. This copy is signed by Windham -- not all
copies were. $85.
385. Wolff, Tobias: THE LIAR. [Vineburg, CA]: Engdahl Typography, 1989. Quarto. Cloth,
paper label, marbled endsheets. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in dust jacket.
First edition in this format. Copy #17 from an edition of 200 copies, the first fifty being signed
by the author and equipped with the marbled endsheets. $400.
386. Works Progress Administration: FESTIVALS IN SAN FRANCISCO. [Stanford]: James
Ladd Delkin - Stanford University, 1939. Small quarto. Cloth and pictorial boards, paper
spine label. Frontis, illustrations and plates. Trace of sunning to lower board, bookplate,
otherwise a near fine copy.
First edition. One of 1000 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. Prepared by the Northern
California Writers’ Project for the American Guide Series. Introduction by Walter McElroy,
illustrations by Pauline Vinson. $125.
387. [World Festival of Negro Arts]: [Three Printed Items Relating to:] FIRST WORLD
FESTIVAL OF NEGRO ARTS. Dakar, Senegal: UNESCO & Bureau du Tourisme, April 1 - 24,
1966. Three items: single quarto sheet printed on recto only and two oblong quarto sheets,
folded to 8-panel brochures, each with red pencil notations. Very good, or better.
Three items related to the UNESCO sponsored festival held in Senegal, advertised as a
venue for Negro artists of all nations to “join their African brothers to present for the first
time, as a cultural entity the powerful and vivid contribution of the Negro to our life and
times.” Here present are a brochure of the festival events, in French and English, with some
events circled in red pencil; a brochure from Air Afrique / Air France, in French advertising
the festival, and a single sheet regarding the various excursions available to festival-goers.
Langston Hughes participated at the behest of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and the festival
was an important venue for Hughes where he was lauded on every front for his contributions
to poetry and world understanding.
RAMPERSAD II p.400 $35.
388. [World War I]: Mottram, R.H.: TEN YEARS AGO ARMISTICE & OTHER MEMORIES
.... London: Chatto & Windus, 1928. Gilt green cloth. Spine faded through dust jacket, slight
foxing to fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy in lightly edgeworn, modestly soiled pictorial
dust jacket, with small chip and horizontal tear at crown of spine.
First edition of this assemblage, intended by the author as a “pendant” to The Spanish Farm
Trilogy. Foreword by W.E. Bates.
BLUNDEN, et al, p.9. $60.
389. [World War I]: Brophy, John, and Eric Partridge [comps]: SONGS AND SLANG OF
THE BRITISH SOLDIER: 1914-1918. London: Eric Partridge Ltd at the Scholartis Press,
1930. Large octavo. Orange cloth, stamped in gilt. Lower edge slightly darkened, two leaves
roughly opened at gutter with tiny marginal loss, otherwise very good in shelfworn and lightly
chipped dust jacket.
Second, revised and enlarged edition of this interesting and important collection, like its
predecessor limited to 1000 copies. The songs were unfortunately bowdlerized a bit with
dashes, and it seems likely it would have been impossible to include the most colorful slang
expressions, but a valuable work nonetheless and somewhat uncommon. $75.
390. [World War I Fiction]: Quiller-Couch, A. T.: NICKY-NAN, RESERVIST. By “Q.” Edinburgh
& London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1915. Red cloth, lettered in black. Faint dusting at
edges, some offset to endsheets from jacket flaps, collector’s bookplate on pastedown, otherwise a very good copy in the uncommon dust jacket which exhibits some small tears and
chips around the spine ends, with old internal tape mends to two of the same, two smaller
instances at the lower edge, and the publisher’s 7/6 price sticker on the spine.
First edition. According to a contemporary blurb in Brentano’s Book-Chat, this is “a whimsical tale in Q’s happiest vein, of a quaint longshoreman and his struggles to get rich and get
into the European war as well.” $100.
391. [World War I Poetry]: Nichols, Robert: INVOCATION: WAR POEMS & OTHERS. London:
Elkin Mathews, 1915. Pale khaki cloth, stamped in black. Usual offset to endsheets, bit of
a manufacturing crease in the cloth over the upper board, otherwise very good or better.
First edition of the author’s first book, Gawsworth’s third binding (i.e. first clothbound issue),
although Gawsworth calls for white cloth. Nichols served in the Royal Artillery as an officer
in 1914, in the fighting at Loos and the Somme. He was invalided out in 1916, after suffering from shell shock, and is among the 16 War Poets memorialized at Westminster Abbey.
GAWSWORTH, p.118. REILLY, p.236. HAYWARD 333(n). $100.
392. [World War I Poetry]: Masefield, John: LOLLINGDON DOWNS AND OTHER POEMS,
WITH SONNETS. London: Heinemann, 1917. Gilt cloth. Text paper typically tanned, light
foxing to endsheets, else very good copy in tanned and lightly nicked dust jacket.
First British edition - the US edition preceded by a week. Harold Monro’s copy, with his
pencil ownership signature. Laid in is a one page a.l.s. from Masefield to Monro, London,
31.xii.1914, thanking him for the gift of a copy of his poems (“...which I have already read
through with pleasure & interest...”) and arranging a meeting after his return from travels.
SIMMONS 37. REILLY (WWI), p. 219. $225.
393. [World War I Verse]: Jacobus, Donald Lines: FIVE CURRANT BUSHES AND OTHER
VERSE. New Haven, CT: Printed for the Author, 1927. 64pp. Large octavo. Printed wrappers.
Trace of sun to upper wrapper, otherwise fine, unopened.
First edition. One of 100 copies printed for private distribution. Occasional verse by the
“Dean” of American genealogy, including poems written about, and while in service in, the
AEF in France. Scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies. $65.
394. [World War II Poetry]: Ledward, P., and C. Strang [eds]: POEMS OF THIS WAR BY
YOUNGER POETS ... WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY EDMUND BLUNDEN. Cambridge: At
the University Press, 1942. Cloth. Fine in very good dust jacket with light fraying and small
tear at top edge.
First edition. Publisher’s compliments slip laid in. From the library of Siegfried Sassoon,
with the posthumous library dispersal monogram label. There are some trivial ink notes in
Sassoon’s hand next to Jock Curle’s name in the index.
REILLY (WWII), p.10. KIRKPATRICK B96a. $100.
395. Wright, Captain Peter E.: THE SHIRT. New York: George H. Doran Co., [nd. but ca.
1924]. Cloth and decorated boards, paper spine label. Large bookplate on pastedown (see
below), otherwise very good in good, dust darkened and lightly chipped printed dust jacket.
First edition, US issue, bound up from UK sheets. A fictional political satire set in the Republic
of Caria, by the former Asst. Secretary to the British Supreme War Council, in the mode of
Anatole France. With the bookplate of historian / bibliographer Archibald Hanna, Jr. $75.
396. Wright, Charles: XIONIA. POEMS. [Iowa City]: The Windhover Press, [1990]. Quarto.
Cloth and boards. Fine.
First edition. One of 250 copies printed with Joanna types on either Iyo Japanese handmade
paper or Johannot mouldmade paper, this being one of the former. All copies were signed
by the poet.
BERGER 98. $150.
397. Yeats, William Butler [ed]: STORIES FROM CARLETON: WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
W. B. YEATS. London, New York & Toronto: Walter Scott / W.J. Gage & Co., [1889]. Cloth,
paper label, edges untrimmed. Label tanned, small nick at toe of spine, corners bumped,
endsheets lightly foxed, with small Dublin bookseller’s label on pastedown, else very good.
First edition, Wade’s binding variant 1. With 6pp. of ads, with this title listed last in the Camelot
Series list. With the series half-title, noting Ernest Rhys as series editor. Yeats contributes
an introduction. Published in August of 1889.
WADE 214. ROTH 5. $225.
398. Yeats, William Butler: RESPONSIBILITIES AND OTHER POEMS. London: Macmillan
and Co., 1916. Pictorial blue cloth, with a gilt design by T. Sturge Moore. With the Cuala
Press bookplate of Ronald Brymer Beckett, and the later small book label of John Sparrow.
Very good, or better, without dust jacket.
First British edition, published in an edition of one thousand copies on 10 October. Includes
the text of the Cuala edition of 1914, the Cuala edition of The Green Helmet, “The HourGlass,” and additional notes.
WADE 115. MODERN MOVEMENT 24. $400.
399. [Yeats William Butler]: Robinson, Lennox [ed]: THE ARROW W. B. YEATS COMMEMORATION NUMBER [wrapper title]. Dublin: Published by the Abbey Theatre, Summer
1939. Small quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Small spots in upper forecorner of first leaf, a couple
small nicks and corner creases, but a very good copy.
Prints text in tribute by Clarke, Dulac, Gogarty, Higgins, Robinson, Rothenstein, et al, and
illustrations by J.B. Yeats, Beerbohm, Dulac, et al. A facsimile of a letter by Yeats to Robinson is printed.
WADE 236n. $60.
400. Young, Francis Brett: BLACK ROSES. London: Heinemann, 1929. Large octavo. Gilt
stiff vellum, untrimmed. Trace of foxing at edges, otherwise about fine in cellophane wrapper.
First edition, limited issue. One of 525 numbered copies, specially printed and bound and
signed by the author. A novel drawing for its historical background from the author’s life in
Capri. $75.
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