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DISNEY, Walt

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Item Description: 1964. First Edition. Signed. DISNEY, Walt.Disneyland. Authorized Edition.Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman, 1964.First edition of this whimsical photographic and illustrated guide to Disneyland, captioned in verse for children, boldly inscribed on the photographic endpaper: "To Terry—with best wishes—Walt Disney."In dozens of color photographs, wonderful color illustrations, and whimsical rhyming verse, this official book, authorized by Walt Disney Studios, shows all of the exciting things there were to do at Disneyland just nine years after it first opened. The photographs by Roger Davidson and the Walt Disney Studios include views of Main Street, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Dumbo Ride, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Tomorrowland, Tom Sawyer Island, Swiss Family Robinson, the Disneyland Train, and dozens of other favorite rides and sites throughout the park.Front inner paper hinge repaired, only a few spots of soiling to interior, only light rubbing to extremities of boards. A near-fine copy, rare inscribed. Bookseller Inventory # 85946

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HAGGADAH

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Item Description: 1813. First Edition. (HAGGADAH).Orden de la Agada de Pesah, En Hebraico y Español. Segun Uzan los Judios, Espanoles y Portuguezes, Traducido del Hebraico y Caldeo.London: L. Alexander, A.M. 5573 [i.e., 1813].First and only edition of the only Spanish translation of the Haggadah to be printed in London, illustrated with eight engraved plates and four engraved folding maps."This, the only Spanish translation of the Haggadah to be printed in London, is also an example of the survival into the 19th century of the Spanish language among the Sephardic Jews of England" (Yerushalmi 85). The illustrations depict biblical scenes, and the maps detail the terrain of the Middle East printed by Levi Alexander, retaining their English captions.Yaari 381. Yerushalmi, plate 85.Roughly one-third of folding "Map of the Country from Sues to Mount Sinai" supplied in neat facsimile. Text professionally cleaned, with a few marginal paper repairs, contemporary marbled sheep boards with expert restoration. An extremely good copy of this scarce item in contemporary binding. Bookseller Inventory # 83311

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DISNEY, Walt; GREENE, Ward

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Item Description: 1953. First Edition. Signed. (DISNEY, Walt) GREENE, Ward.Lady and the Tramp.New York: Simon and Schuster, (1953).First edition, boldly signed across the title page by Walt Disney in his usual blue crayon.Greene, the editor and manager of the newspaper syndicate King Features, was the author of the short story, "Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog," which came to Walt Disney’s attention. At Disney’s request, Greene developed the story into a full-length novel on which the film, one of the most popular of Disney’s animated features, was based.Book about-fine, dust jacket near-fine with only light rubbing and toning to extremities. A lovely signed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100286

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WHITE, E.B.

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Item Description: 1970. First Edition. Signed. WHITE, E.B.The Trumpet of the Swan.New York: Harper & Row, (1970).First edition of E.B. White’s third and final children’s book, with lovely illustrations by Edward Frascino, inscribed in the year of publication using his nickname: "Ann with love (and in sorrow) Andy White. N. Brooklin. Aug 1970.""White’s last book for children, published almost 20 years after Charlotte’s Web, is the unlikely tale of Louis, a mute trumpeter swan (named for Louis Armstrong), who compensates for his muteness by becoming a virtuoso player of a real trumpet As he had done with Charlotte’s Web, [White] researched his material thoroughly— making inquiries about everything from the annual migration of trumpeter swans to the workings of the swan boats in the Boston Public Garden— and he wrote the text with the same scrupulous attention to detail E.B. White has won a place in the hearts of the young forever" (Silvey, 677-78).Anderson, 5. See Cotsen 11943.Book near-fine, with only faint stain to edge of text block, and slight foxing to cloth. Corner-clipped dust jacket bright and fine. A most desirable inscribed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100242

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GRANT, Ulysses S.; YOUNG, Edward

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Item Description: 1875. First Edition. YOUNG, Edward.Labor in Europe and America: a Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, and other Countries of Europe; also in the United States and British America.Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875.First edition, association copy belonging to President Ulysses S. Grant, inscribed to him while in office by the author on the front flyleaf: "His Excellency the President of the United States, with the respectful compliments of the Author," and lettered on the spine in gilt "The President of the United States."Edward Young, chief of the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, presented Grant with this copy of Labor in Europe and America less than two years after the Panic of 1873 devastated the nation. Warning signs of the crash included a degenerative alliance of politics and business that shook public confidence in government, agricultural exports devalued by depressed European markets reeling from the Franco-Prussian War and stock exchange crash in Vienna, a large trade deficit, and unsettled currency. Published in 1875 and reprinted periodically thereafter, Young’s work provided statistical information regarding employment, production, housing, and education of the working classes at home and abroad. Various treasury secretaries later incorporated pertinent demographics from Young’s work into official communiqués. The bureau chief had gathered considerable data, via correspondence, interviews, surveys, and personal observation, while traveling throughout the United States and Europe where he had attended the 1872 International Statistical Congress in Petersburg.Although American workers’ mortgages, rents, food prices, and wages had declined only slightly between 1870 and 1874, Young reported that unemployment had soared to 14 percent, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without jobs. He noted that in some urban centers like New York City where unemployment reached as high as 30 percent, many jobless workers lived in "crowded tenement-houses, under conditions which are favorable neither to health, comfort, nor decency." However, Young concluded that the somber economic picture negligibly impacted the majority of Americans who occupied "comfortable homes," enjoyed "good common-school education for their children, and possessed a degree of [extraordinary] personal independence," especially as compared with European "labor forces."Interior clean and fine. Spine sunned, discoloration and wear to cloth covers. A near-fine copy of this important early statistical-economical compilation, with an excellent Presidential association. Bookseller Inventory # 90174

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HUTCHINSON, Horace G.; SPORTING

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Item Description: 1935. First Edition. HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor.British Sports and Sportsmen. Sportsmen of the Past; Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets, and Other Ball Games; Cricket and Football; Modern Commerce, Transport Motoring and Aviation; The Story of Shipping; Breeding Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits; Commerce & Industry; Polo and Coaching; Racing and Coursing; Modern Flat-Racing Steeplechasing Point-to-Point Racing Coursing and Greyhound Racing; Hunting; Shooting and Deerstalking; The Story of Shipping; Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and Other Ball Games Winter Sports.London: Sports and Sportsmen, circa 1908-1935.Together, thirteen volumes.Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes."This retrospect does not extend quite to the days of Nimrod and the mighty hunters of whom we know only by legendary record, but it does go back about as far as oral tradition can carry. There is hardly a sportsman of note, of whom our fathers have told us, whose lineaments are not shown and his biography sketched." Illustrated with numerous full-page tissue-guarded photogravures and a vast number of photographic illustrations, with personal narratives from the experiences of various sportsmen from throughout the British Empire, biographies, and articles by leading sportswriters of the day.Light scattered foxing to interiors, only slight rubbing to full leather bindings. A near-fine set, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 86977

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GUTHRIE, Woody; STRAUSS, Charlotte

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Item Description: 1945. Signed. GUTHRIE, Woody.Autograph letter signed.Las Vegas, Nevada, December 18, 1945.Original signed autograph letter of over 16 pages written entirely in Woody Guthrie’s neatly inked cursive, twice signed by him and dated "December the Eighteen Nineteen Hundred Forty Five," this passionate letter to his intimate correspondent Charlotte Strauss revealing a devastating past, his moving love for his wife and the contradiction of his feelings for Strauss— whose letters rescued him from the loneliness of life on an air base and "gave me an envelope that made me love you."This extraordinary December 1945 letter from Guthrie to his close and often intimate correspondent Charlotte Strauss offers a rare glimpse into his personal life through moving declarations of love for his wife Marjorie, the devastation of his mother’s death "in the pads and cells of the asylum for the insane" (of the same illness, then unknown to Guthrie, that would cause his own death), the contrast of his blunt honesty set against known infidelities, and his loneliness on the Las Vegas air base awaiting his discharge. As biographer Joe Klein notes, Guthrie’s letters, always compelling, now "became a dark, convoluted, and frightening maze in which he spent [this] month of December 1945? He mailed several letters each day, one running into the next" (Guthrie, 315-6). Guthrie and Strauss began writing months earlier—a series of long, passionate letters. Here he discusses their relationship against that of his marriage, his appreciation for Strauss’ praise of his work, and his sense of being "a freight train thinker, a freight ship seaman, a soldier not lost because I couldn’t stay lost two minutes as long as I get your unveiled words every day. You danced up to me out on a hill, you gave me an envelope that made me love you."Guthrie’s letter, due to length, appears here slightly edited; a complete transcript is available on request."3021ST A.A.F.B.U. SQDN. A-1., Las Vegas Afld., Nevada. December the Eighteen Nineteen Hundred Forty Five.Dear Charlotte. My mail box had three letters in it this morning, yours, Marjorie’s, and a lawyer’s. The lawyer works for E.P. Dutton, on a case where one of my half uncles is suing Dutton for Fifty Thousand Dollars, claiming that he did not kill the family of kittens I wrote about in Bound For Glory. They found that he has been in jail several times for forgery and such and say that they feel pretty good about beating the case. Marjorie wanted me to put my okay on a certain girl by the name of Shirley to live at our house and to learn the upper reaches of life by watching Cathy grow. I voted yes on Shirley because she has been working with us now for several months and is as fine as girls come. Marjorie wants me to get home fast and to perform my several duties as a new married man. Marjorie is a dancer with the Martha Graham Company of modern dancers. She teaches several classes and keeps a new crop of callouses [sic] pushing out the old every day. She is small, black of hair, sound of muscle and mind. She is the best hand with kids that you ever saw, highly sensitive, progressive, and has an equal hold on ancient and revolutionary changes of thought. Her mother, Eliza Greenblatt, is one of the finest of the Yiddish and American poetesses of the beauty for beauty sake generation, not of protest nor militance, nor vigilant, nor much of a fighter, except to shout forth her beauty as she feels it all around her. Marjorie has progressed far along more positive paths than her mother. But has captured all of her mothers [sic] power of expression and pure joy of the fight to build cleaner rooms and dwellers. Two [page number] LVAAF 12-18-‘45She believes that most wedlocked marriages fail because two mates try to latch every drop of one anothers [sic] love and vision up inside some plaster box. She believes that no person lives happy who does not find his self or her self in new love and old love and youngly [sic] spouted love every day in. Bookseller Inventory # 72023

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GREENE, Graham

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Item Description: 1955. First Edition. Signed. GREENE, Graham.The Quiet American.London: William Heinemann, (1955).First edition, presentation copy, of Greene’s controversial and "tart study of an American Government do-gooder in Saigon," inscribed on the title page to famous respected journalist and film and theater critic Clive Hirschhorn, wildly known for his massive collection of modern first editions: "For Clive from Graham Greene," in scarce original dust jacket."I think a writer ought to be a bit of grit in the state machine," Graham Greene once said. In this "tart study of an American Government do-gooder in Saigon during the anti-French uprisings of the mid-1950s" (New York Times), Greene’s critically praised novel proves "urgent, mournful and unsparing there’s not another book quite like it" (Salon). Adapted to the screen in 1958, and again in 2002 with Michael Caine.Miller 35a.Book with only slight rubbing to corners and minor bubbling to cloth, dust jacket with light rubbing to extremities and mild toning to spine. A near-fine presentation copy, most desirable inscribed and with a wonderful provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 89630

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KNOWLES, John

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Item Description: 1960. First Edition. Signed. KNOWLES, John.A Separate Peace.New York: Macmillan, 1960.First American edition, first printing, presentation copy, of the author’s first and most famous novel, warmly inscribed to Academy Award-nominated actress Diane Varsi in the year of publication: "To Diane Varsi—I knew when I met you that you were an artist, a real & natural one, and you will know whether this book says anything important to you. I hope it does—Jack Knowles, 2051 Waverly St., Philadelphia, Pa, March 22, 1960." In scarce first-issue pictorial dust jacket.The story of the competitive friendship of two students at a New England preparatory school during World War II; the school is closely based on Phillips Exeter Academy, which Knowles attended.Interior fine; light soiling to cloth. Price-clipped dust jacket exceptionally bright, with foxing to rear panel and a small chip to spine head. A near-fine inscribed copy in scarce first-issue dust jacket; inscriptions by Knowles are quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 77561

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WAUGH, Evelyn

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Item Description: 1955. First Edition. Signed. WAUGH, Evelyn.Officers and Gentlemen.London: Chapman & Hall, 1955.First edition of the central work in Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy, presentation/association copy inscribed to his biographer Frederick J. Stopp, "For Fred, with warm regards form Evelyn."Evelyn Waugh’s experiences in the Second World War, especially during the Allied reverse in Crete, were the basis for Officers and Gentlemen, the second novel in his Sword of Honour trilogy. Begun in 1953 and completed at the end of 1954, this critically praised work underscores Waugh’s "disillusionment with the army [and] feelings of humiliation over the débâcle in Crete drawing heavily on the diary written at the time" (Hastings, 571). Cyril Connolly called this "one of Waugh’s best-written books" (Sunday Times), and the Times Literary Supplement noted that "Waugh’s dialogue and description is as high as ever, his prose just as delightful and dexterous."Book fine; light edge-wear to bright about-fine dust jacket. A highly desirable association copy in about-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 69581

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LINCOLN, Abraham

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Item Description: 1864. Signed Trade. LINCOLN, Abraham.Engraved document signed.Washington, DC: March 19, 1862.Fine Lincoln document signed as President, appointing Alexander M.C. Bishop as Assistant Paymaster to the Navy during the Civil War, countersigned by Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, with fragile embossed paper seal present.When Gideon Welles became Secretary of the Navy he was immediately faced with the loss of more than half of the officer corps—over 300 of whom either resigned or were dismissed as disloyal. Welles moved quickly to expand the navy, first by initiating a river fleet that would assist in the internal blockade of the Confederacy, and then by purchasing merchant vessels that could be converted rapidly into fighting ships.Document with a bit of spotting and toning. Lincoln's signature bold and fine. An excellent framed piece. Bookseller Inventory # 86854

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest; ARMES, William Dallam

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Item Description: 1912. ARMES, William Dallam, editor.Old English Ballads and Folk Songs.New York: Macmillan, 1912.Ernest Hemingway’s freshman high school textbook "Old English Ballads," signed twice by him, and with annotations and numerous doodles, including two caricatures of his teacher, Frank James Platt, who is credited with shaping Hemingway’s literary career.Frank James Platt was Hemingway’s freshman high school English teacher at Oak Park-River Forest High School. He was "a ‘dignified, rather quiet, unexpressive man,’ who held classes in the English Club room— leather armchairs, oak paneling, beamed ceiling" (Mellow, 24). Platt used Old English Ballads as one of the textbooks. On the front pastedown of his copy, young Hemingway has written his name and his summer address, "Walloon Lake Mich, Box 15, Care of Dr. C.E. Hemingway," as well as his classroom, "Desk Room 102, Teacher Frank Platt." Near the top of the advertisements page, Hemingway signed his name a second time. On the rear pastedown, he wrote in large letters, "Frank James Platt My Teacher," and on the back cover he made a drawing of the "New International Dictionary," describing it as "Our Bible," "Frank James Platt." Platt must have had a prominent nose, as Hemingway’s two amusing caricatures of his teacher (on the title page and page xxiii) feature long, curling proboscises à la "Punch." Other doodles, drawings, and annotations occur throughout the book. For example, Hemingway had held two illustrations (following pages 58 and 94) up to the light and traced their images on the versos from the show-through. Every summer, the Hemingways retreated to their vacation home on Walloon Lake in wooded northern Michigan. There, Ernest first began to develop his skills as an outdoorsman, but he also read voraciously in books he had stocked up from his home library. His nurse recalled, "Each evening I’d search his cabin and take away all the books. When I’d tuck him in, he’d say good night, as sweet as could be, then in the morning I’d find books stuffed under the mattress, in the pillowcase, everywhere. He read all the time" (Meyers, 14-15). "Hemingway was not an indifferent student; during his four years of high school, his grades were above average and in his English courses he consistently ranged between 85 and 95" (Mellow, 21).Wear from the young Hemingway’s use, but strong and fully intact. A wonderful, twice signed item of early Hemingway memorabilia. Bookseller Inventory # 83798

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GERSHWIN, George

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Item Description: 1932. First Edition. Signed. GERSHWIN, George.George Gershwin's SongBook.New York: Random House, 1932.First trade edition of this compilation of Gershwin’s "improvised" versions of his songs, inscribed in the year of publication by both Gershwin and illustrator Constantin Alajalov to George Balanchine’s close friend Lucia Davidova, with an original drawn "mask" of Davidova by Alajalov.Pioneer aviatrix Lucia Davidova was a close friend of Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine. Self-described as Balanchine's "best platonic woman friend," she was present at every performance, and even at classes and rehearsals. Gershwin knew her from meetings with Balanchine over their planned collaboration on a new ballet. Gershwin's untimely death in 1937 prevented its realization. Thirty-three years later, however, Balanchine chose 17 of Gershwin's Broadway songs for his ballet Who Cares? Gershwin's Song-Book, inscribed to Davidova, is illustrated with full-page color lithographic plates after Alajalov, and includes such Gershwin standards as "Swanee," "Fascinating Rhythm," "The Man I Love," "Strike Up the Band," and "I Got Rhythm," among others. "In one of his few prose writings, George provided an introduction for the song book. What is most important is that it contained the original published version of each song, followed side by side by George's 'improvised' versions of the songs" (Carnovale, 14). In 1970, Balanchine casually played Gershwin's songs at his piano "in the composer's own arrangements" (probably from the Song-Book). "There was no end to how beautiful they were," he recalled. "And so we had a new ballet."See Carnovale, W45.Book with only minor wear, price-clipped dust jacket soiled and worn at extremities. Inscriptions bold and fine. Very desirable inscribed. Bookseller Inventory # 83946

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ABBOTT, Berenice

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Item Description: 1939. First Edition. Signed Trade. ABBOTT, Berenice.Changing New York.New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939.First edition of Abbott’s groundbreaking photo-essay on New York City, a memorable presentation/association copy inscribed by Abbott on the title page to Howard Daitz, long associated with New York's famed Witkin Gallery, "For Howard Daitz, Berenice Abbott," with laid-in printed April 16, 1976 invitation to the Witkin Gallery, along with an April 3, 1976 invitation to a reception honoring Abbott at Washington D.C.'s Lunn Gallery. Featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display "the historical importance of the documentary mode its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger), in very scarce dust jacket.After spending the better part of the Twenties in Paris photographing such literary celebrities as James Joyce, Jean Cocteau and Andre Gide, Berenice Abbott returned to New York with the intention "to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris." Abbott captured the city "with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism" (Roth, 100). "Changing New York not only fulfills Abbott’s criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression" (Parr & Badger I:141), providing "a distinctive interpretation of New York as well as a priceless document thereof" (Icons of Photography, 104).Open Book, 130.Book fine; mild toning to spine, slight chipping to spine head affecting "C" of title and to rear panel of scarce very good unrestored dust jacket. A highly desirable inscribed presentation copy with an especially notable association. Bookseller Inventory # 100189

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WAUGH, Evelyn

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Item Description: 1934. First Edition. WAUGH, Evelyn.A Handful of Dust.London: Chapman and Hall, (1934).First edition of Waugh’s fourth novel, a highly memorable association copy from the library of famed author and lawyer Louis Auchincloss—pre-eminent "chronicler of Manhattan’s old-money elite" (New York Times)—with his gilt-stamped bookplate and embossed inkstamp, scarce in original unrestored dust jacket."It was during his two months in Morocco at the beginning of 1934 that Evelyn Waugh wrote the major part of A Handful of Dust. From the start he realised that this was different from anything he had attempted before." With its title taken from a line in Eliot’s The Waste Land—"I will show you fear in a handful of dust"—Waugh’s masterpiece marks a turning point in his work, representing "a level of achievement very much higher than any he had previously attained" (Hastings, 307-13). Critics praised the work as "the best written novel Waugh has yet produced" (New Statesman), with a story that is "both tragic and hilariously funny" (Saturday Review).Only lightest edge-wear to fine book; some chipping, slight toning to scarce very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 80114

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SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft; LAMB, Charles

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Item Description: 1820. LAMB, Charles.The Adventures of Ulysses.London: The Juvenile Library, [circa 1820].Presentation copy of Charles Lamb’s popular version of Homer’s Odyssey, inscribed by Mary Shelley to a family friend on the front pastedown, "Francis George Hare Junr, The gift of his friend, Mrs. Shelley, Feby. 1839." The copy of renowned writer and collector A. Edward Newton, with his bookplate.After the success of Charles and Mary Lamb’s 1807 Tales from Shakespeare, publisher William Godwin—Mary Shelley’s father—suggested Chapman’s Homer as a good prospect for a similar adaptation. (Ultimately Godwin tried to convince Lamb to tone down some of the more gruesome passages, but Lamb took offence and refused to make alterations.) The first edition appeared in 1808; this copy, undated and without "T. Davison" in the imprint, is quite possibly the 1819 second edition, though there may have been unrecorded printings before or after that date. The Godwin’s Juvenile Library ceased publishing altogether in 1825; William Godwin died in 1836.This copy, presented by Mary Shelley to a family friend in 1839, is certainly from Mary's personal collection, quite possibly from an unknown number of remainders from her father's publishing business that came into her possession. At the time of this presentation Francis George Hare’s only son Augustus would have been 11—a ripe age for Lamb’s popular retelling of the Homeric legend. Also, Mary had recently finished editing the four-volume collected works of her late husband that her father-in-law had finally agreed to see through the press.See Muir, 133.Inner paper hinges expertly reinforced. Light rubbing to paper spine label, original cloth and boards fine. Bookseller Inventory # 65901

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BIBLE; MACKLIN, Thomas

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Item Description: 1800. First Edition. (BIBLE).The Holy Bible. The Old [and] New Testament Embellished With Engravings from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists.London: for Thomas Macklin, by T. Bensley, 1800.Seven volumes.Magnificently illustrated first edition of the Macklin Bible, beautifully bound in seven massive volumes and illustrated with 70 splendid full-page copper-engraved plates after Artaud, Cosway, Fuseli, Reynolds, Stothard, Westall and other noted artists, and over 100 additional vignette head- and tailpieces."A splendid work, printed in very large type by Bensley, and ornamented with fine engravings" (Allibone, 1188). These magnificent illustrations were designed by Britain’s greatest painters, and executed by the foremost engravers of the time, including James Heath, James Fitler, William Bromley, Francesco Bartolozzi, and John Landseer. The numerous allegorical head- and tailpieces by Philipp Jakob de Loutherbourg provide a virtual encyclopedia of Judeo-Christian iconography. The type font was especially made for this edition, and words generally printed in italics are here distinguished only by a dot placed under the first vowel of the emphasized word. The beautiful large-type text is printed in two columns of 29 lines.Herbert 1442. Darlow & Moule 982.Text generally quite clean; many plates with marginal foxing (as often seen in this set) though generally not affecting images. Only minor fading to beautiful morocco bindings. An excellent set, most desirable in beautiful contemporary morocco-gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 86515

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BIDERMANAS, Izis; CHAGALL, Marc; PREVERT, Jacques

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Item Description: 1965. First Edition. Signed. PRÉVERT, Jacques.Le Cirque d'Izis.(Monte Carlo): André Sauret, (1965).First edition of this ingenious collaboration between poet Prévert, painter Chagall, and photographer Bidermanas, with four original color lithographs of circus acts by Chagall and 76 stunning héliogravures of life in the circus, up-front and behind the scenes, by "Izis" Bidermanas. Inscribed on the title page, "Pour mon ami Jean. Chagall 1966," with a beautiful original ink drawing highlighted in red and blue pastel of a face and a hand holding a bouquet of flowers."Izis was a great dreamer and a wanderer both of the streets and in his mind. He believed in photographs that seemed simple, but were in fact full of ambience, a ‘poetic realism’ that was much in vogue. His vision was gentle and warm without being sentimental" (New York Times). A great friend of the poet Jacques Prévert, who wrote the text for this and other of his books, Paris Match photographer Israel "Izis" Bidermanas spent a career capturing Paris and Parisians. Le Cirque d’Izis is a collection of 76 Izis photographs in splendid héliogravure of French circuses, each accompanied by one of Prévert’s poems, and further enhanced by four magnificent circus prints and dust jacket design by another of his friends, Marc Chagall. "The sense of Existential isolation [of circus performers from the rest of society] is handled with sensitivity and empathy by Izis, who makes what might be just another hackneyed view of a popularly exotic subject into something profound, moving and extraordinary" (Parr & Badger I:222). Text in French.Book fine; light wear to extremities of original dust jacket. A nearly fine copy of this scarce title, most rare inscribed by Chagall and with an original drawing. Bookseller Inventory # 100102

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HAYEK, Friedrich A.

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Item Description: 1941. First Edition. Signed. HAYEK, Friedrich A.The Pure Theory of Capital.London: Macmillan, 1941.First edition of Hayek’s "most fundamental and pathbreaking achievement," signed by him.One of Hayek’s most important books and a critical one in the development of Austrian capital theory, especially with regard to the element of time. "The formal and comprehensive analysis in The Pure Theory of Capital fleshed out the earlier formulations and established the centrality of the ‘capital problem’ in questions about the market’s ability to coordinate economic activities over time" (Palgrave). This book, together with Hayek’s Profits, Interest and Investment, is likewise a continuation of the issues raised in the somewhat unfriendly debate with Keynes occasioned by Hayek’s Prices and Production.Blaug, Great Economists Since Keynes, 88.Book very nearly fine, later-issue dust jacket extremely good with light wear and soiling, toning to extremities, and expert repair to inside of front joint. A most scarce and desirable signed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 89863

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MILNE, A. A.; SHEPARD, Ernest H.

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Item Description: 1924. Signed/Limited. MILNE, A. A.When We Were Very Young. WITH: Winnie-the Pooh. WITH: Now We Are Six. WITH: The House at Pooh Corner.New York: E.P. Dutton, 1924-28.Together, four volumes.Signed limited first American editions of all four of the Pooh books."Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame" (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new children’s magazine. "On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of children’s verses, one each day ‘There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin] and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood" (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in "a wonderful marriage of verse and vision. His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal" (DNB).When We Were Very Young with mild foxing to boards, slight rubbing to extremities; fragile scarce dust jacket with wear and some loss. Other three books and two dust jackets fine with expert repairs to original cardboard boxes. A lovely and desirable, complete set of signed limited first American editions. Bookseller Inventory # 64631

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EVANS, Walker

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Item Description: 1938. First Edition. Signed. EVANS, Walker.American Photographs.(New York): Museum of Modern Art, (1938).First edition of Evan’s landmark photo-book, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed by him to longtime friend, journalist William McK. Chapman, "To Bill Chapman, (1938-1971 is a respectable stretch, isn’t it. Congratulations!) Walker," this copy also with a vintage black-and-white photographic print (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches) captioned by Evans and signed by him, "Eliza Hobson with love to Bill Chapman, W. Evans," with the print tipped to the front free endpaper above Evans’ inscription to Chapman.In 1938 Walker Evans was the first photographer to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Published in conjunction with that landmark show, the 87 images presented here revolutionized photography’s documentary role, and the book’s very design reconfigured the photo-essay into "a complex, elliptical, hugely ambitious work." From its opening sequence of a photographer’s shop, American Photographs "declares itself not just a book about the world, but about photography It constitutes a document of 1930s America so persuasive that John Szarkowski has remarked: ‘It is difficult to know now with certainty whether Walker Evans recorded the America of his youth, or invented it" (Parr & Badger I:114). With text by Lincoln Kirstein, "Evans’ closest collaborator in the realization of the book" (Roth, 98).Open Book, 128.Mild edge-wear to cloth; very light edge-wear, minor toning and small closed tear to spine of very scarce unrestored dust jacket. A rarely found near-fine inscribed presentation copy with an especially memorable association. Bookseller Inventory # 91284

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MILNE, A. A.

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Item Description: 1924. First Edition. MILNE, A. A.The Four Pooh Books: When We Were Very Young; Winnie The Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House At Pooh Corner.London: Methuen, 1924-28.Four volumes.First editions of Milne’s wonderful "Pooh Quartet," in original dust jackets."Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame" (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new children’s magazine. "On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of children’s verses, one each day ‘There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin] and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood.’ He added more verses when he got home, enough for a book, and allowed some to be published in advance in Punch" (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in "a wonderful marriage of verse and vision. His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal" (DNB).Payne I.A-IV.A. Cutler & Stiles, 115-16.Books fine with cloth clean and gilt bright. When We Were Very Young and House at Pooh Corner dust jackets extremely good with light edge-wear, tape repairs to versos; sticker residue to front panel of House at Pooh Corner jacket. Remaining jackets about-fine. A most desirable near-fine first edition set of four cherished childhood classics. Bookseller Inventory # 64189

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JACOBI, Lotte

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Item Description: 1978. First Edition. Signed. JACOBI, Lotte.Portfolio I.New Hampshire: Self-published, 1978.Limited artist’s proof portfolio, number four of only five copies, a rare self-published edition containing ten original silver gelatin hors commerce proofs, each signed and numbered in pencil by Jacobi on the lower corner of the image, featuring some of her finest portraiture from before 1940, including her trademark Self-Portrait, her famous image of Einstein in a leather jacket and portraits of leading Weimar figures such as Lotte Lenya, Peter Lorre and Kurt Weill."Few photographers captured the heady spirit of the Weimar Republic known for its cultural glitter if not its political success, with the panache of Lotte Jacobi" (New York Times). Her memorable images of the famous came to define modern photographic portraiture. Of this portfolio’s ten vintage gelatin silver prints, each an artist’s proof signed and numbered by Jacobi, eight were taken in Germany before she fled the Nazis in 1935, and two were taken shortly after her arrival in America. Jacobi’s talent for capturing the essence of her subjects is particularly evident in her image of Peter Lorre. Infamous for his portrayal of "poisonous screen characters like the child-murderer in Fritz Lang’s M before he moved to Hollywood," the actor had answered Jacobi’s request for a portrait with a "terse ‘Yes, but only one He arrived for the sitting in a proper white shirt and tie. Jacobi shot him as close up as possible, managing to capture his villainous look but softening it by shooting from above. It was the only shot she was allowed, it has turned out to be a classic." Another singular portrait, "perhaps Jacobi’s most memorable photograph from the Weimar era and said to be her own favorite picture, is a sultry close-up of Lotte Lenya in 1928, here eyes and mouth heavily punctuated by stage makeup. In rehearsal for her role as Jenny the prostitute in The Threepenny Opera, she stares challengingly at the camera, her chin resting on her right arm, a cigarette in her hand" (New York Times). Of particular importance is Jacobi’s 1938 portrait of Albert Einstein "in a rumpled leather jacket, hair askew and looking dreamily into space as he passed from writing formulations in his notebook One of Jacobi’s most famous images," it had been commissioned by Life but was rejected for its informality. Other classic photographs included are: a 1928 portrait of the Czech-born actor Franz Lederer in a bowler hat with downcast eyes; a distinctive 1930 portrait of composer Kurt Weill, Jacobi’s powerfully direct 1931 image of artist Käthe Kollwitz, a 1930 photograph of Grock the Clown (Adrian Wettach) and, from the same year, Jacobi’s portrait of comedic actors Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt. Further, Jacobi’s 1939 tribute to the influential Alfred Stieglitz, taken in New York, is one of the few that captures him in a genial smile, and her trademark 1930 Self-Portrait provides a rare glimpse of this artist who rarely allowed herself to be seen on film.A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 58801

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Item Description: 1869. First Edition. (INDIA, TIBET, PAKISTAN & THE HIMALAYAS).Lantern slide collection: A Journey of One Thousand Miles across the Himalayas and Tibet to Eastern Turkestan. WITH: Original magic lantern. England, circa 1869-1911. WITH: BARTHOLOMEW, J.F. Thacker’s Reduced Survey Map of India.Calcutta, Bombay, London: Thacker, Spink; Thacker; W. Thacker, 1891.Exceedingly rare collection of 175 original lantern glass slides with original magic lantern, circa 1869-1911, in three original cases, together with original candle-operated magic lantern complete with wooden slide holder and original metal case, an exceptional series of original slides, some in sepia, from photographs taken by a English missionaries living Northern India and traveling extensively through the region, including Pakistan, the Himalayas and Tibet—featuring views of ancient mosques, Buddhist monasteries, Sikh temples, and remote vistas rarely glimpsed by Europeans, with Thacker’s Reduced Survey Map (1911) containing a large folding linen-backed map of India. Together housed in a large contemporary wooden crate.This rare photographic archive of 175 original glass lantern slides was assembled from photographs taken by English missionaries sent to British India during colonial rule, shortly after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, which is considered by many to be India’s First War of Independence. Also included with this exceptional series of slides is an original magic lantern, popular in the Victorian era and a forerunner of early cinema. In the slide collection are portraits of the Henderson missionary family, including their young son Edward, and images from photographs taken as early as 1869, featuring Moravian missions and the Koksar village of Lahaul, as well views of the gigantic Rohtas Fort in Punjab, Darjeeling, which represents the Pathan architectural style of Pakistan and was visited by them in 1874. Also included is a striking portrait of Pandit Radha Kishan, the celebrated Indian alchemist and astrologer, who was visited by the missionaries in 1885. This impressive visual chronicle continues through the 1880s and up into 1911, as the missionaries journeyed through remote areas rarely if ever previously visited by Europeans, capturing images of regions in Tibet only accessible by dangerous footpaths, as well as views of the legendary Taj Majal, a massive stone Buddha carved into rock, mosques in Lahore and Kashmir, Buddhist and Hindu monasteries, Sikh temples and much more. Included are views of: Leh, then capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh (also known as Little Tibet); Kashmir’s ancient Shankaracharya Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and also held sacred by Buddhists as "Pas-Pahar"; India’s Kulu Valley; the majestic Martand Sun Temple in Kashmir built in the 7th-8th century AD and dedicated to the Hindu sun-god Surya; India’s Rohtang Pass; Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir; views of India’s Lahaul District; a beautiful Tibetan lamasery; the Golden Temple of Amritsar—Harmandir Sahib—considered holy by Sikhs; India’s famed Shey Monastery of Ladakh; the Lamayuru Buddhist monastery in Ladakh; Thikse Monastery; the Sikh Chorten Temple; a glacier at a high mountain pass in the Himalayas; Pakistan’s Sakesar Valley; fossils in limestone; Yarkland in western China; the people of Kyrgyz; views of Calcutta, Kashmir and Darjeeling; Murree in the Galyat area of Pakistan; the majestic Karakoram mountains intersecting the borders of Afghanistan, China, India China and Tajikistan; images from contemporary texts of Dost Mohammad Khan, Emir of Afghanistan, and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire; lush mountainside tea plantations, remote mountain waterfalls and much more. With the 1911 edition of Thacker’s Reduced Survey Map of India, edited by J.G. Bartholomew, first issued in 1891: containing index and large linen-backed folding color map.Following is a detailed list of the 175 slides:Box #1 Image Journey Through Himalayas and Tibet Text onlyColour M. Bookseller Inventory # 86455

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TROTTER, Newbold Hough

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Item Description: 1881. TROTTER, Newbold Hough.Original oil painting on canvas, "The Battle of the Bulls."Philadelphia: 1881.Lovely original oil painting by renowned 19th-century American artist Newbold Hough Trotter depicting bull buffalo locking horns. In splendid original gilt frame.Trotter was best known for his animal subjects, such as this dramatic painting of battling buffalo bulls. Born and residing for most of his life (1827-98) in Philadelphia, he exhibited his work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1858 and 1887, and was active in the Art Club of Philadelphia, vice-president of the Artists’ Fund Society of Philadelphia, and a director and secretary of the Philadelphia Society of Artists. He also exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York between 1871 and 1886 and at the Boston Athenaeum between 1859 and 1867. His painting "Wounded Buffaloes Pursued by Prairie Wolves" was purchased by General William Tecumseh Sherman for Army headquarters in Washington, DC, after it was prominently displayed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Trotter went on to paint three commissions for the War Department and an equestrian portrait of General Sherman.Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 67356

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RAND, Ayn

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Item Description: 1943. First Edition. RAND, Ayn.The Fountainhead.Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1943).First edition, first issue, of Rand’s best-selling and unforgettable celebration of the individual spirit, in rare first-issue dust jacket.In The Fountainhead—Rand's first major Objectivist novel as well as her first best-seller—"Rand has taken her stand against collectivism, 'the rule of the second-hander, the ancient monster,' which has brought men 'to a level of intellectual indecency never equalled on earth.' She has written a hymn in praise of the individual" (Lorine Pruette).Perinn A3a. Vinson, 1139.Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket with fading to spine, shallow chipping to corners, two short tears along seams (one with a small tape repair to verso), small stain to back panel. An extremely good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 87441

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS; WILSON, Bill

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Item Description: 1939. (ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS) (WILSON, Bill).Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism.New York: Works Publishing, 1939.First edition, first printing, of this influential work—a most desirable copy in the very rare original dust jacket.The Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book" was published at a particularly trying time; the Great Depression had driven many Americans to desperation, and the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 ensured that alcohol was readily available. With moving personal accounts and case histories of many original members of A.A., here is the story of countless "average Americans [whose] feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds" their lives together. This extremely scarce first edition also examines the epiphanic moments in which hope for a new life is achieved, but "the later editions of the Big Book play down this expectation of ‘sudden and spectacular upheaval" in favor of a more gradual explanation for triumph over the addiction (New Yorker, 1955). The book’s publication itself represented a triumph over numerous obstacles; pre-publication shares in the newly-founded corporation proved impossible to sell until a Reader’s Digest editor promised to publish an article about the group’s efforts. The article never materialized, but the tenacity of Bill W. and friends resulted in the independent publication of the book. An alternative title, The Way Out, had strong support from members, but a check of the Library of Congress showed twelve books with that title. Bill W. remembers, "We said to ourselves, ‘We sure aren’t going to make this book the thirteenth Way Out.’ We left the title Alcoholics Anonymous in the copy that went to the printer. That is how we got the title for our book, and that is how our society got its name."Bright, about-fine book with just a bit of soiling to rear panel. Scarce bright jacket with expert restoration. A beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 90822

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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Item Description: 1933. First Edition. Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.Winner Take Nothing.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933.First edition of Hemingway’s famed collection of short stories, an especially rare presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by Hemingway in Paris the day after publication to his close friend, journalist Guy Hickok, "To Guy with much affection, Ernest, Paris Oct 28, 1933." Hemingway and Hickok, bureau chief of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, shared a love of "boxing, horse racing, human interest stories, and tall tales. Ernest never crossed the Seine without dropping in at the sign of the Eagle" and their trip across in Italy in 1927 inspired Hemingway's short story, "Che Ti Dice la Patria," this rare copy also with the bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, where Hemingway "had a chance to see the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over by Scribner’s. He liked the jacket, which he had not seen before" (My Brother, 139). This extremely rare presentation first edition of Winner Take Nothing possesses an especially memorable association in Hemingway's inscription—dated in Paris the day after publication—to Guy Hickok, "one of Hemingway's closest friends in Paris" (Montgomery Review 25:1, 112). The two first met when Hemingway, new to Paris, attended meetings of the Anglo-American Press Club. Hickok, head of the Paris bureau of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, impressed Hemingway with his knowledge of fine food, sports and French wines. "Hickok's neat black mustache was impressive too, and during a visit to Germany in the summer of 1922 Hemingway more than matched it" (Lynn, 122). The two also shared a keen interest "in boxing, horse racing, human interest stories, and tall tales. Ernest never crossed the Seine without dropping in at the sign of the Eagle in the Boulevard de la Madeleine. Laughter was always skyrocketing through the smoke-filled rooms" (Baker, 87). In 1927 Hemingway and Hickok set off on a tour of Italy. "In late March, in Hickok's battered Ford coupe, the two travelers crossed the border into Italy at Ventimiglia, traveling down the Riviera to Genoa In a village 20 kilometers above La Spezia, a self-assured young Fascist, disdainful of foreigners, commandeered a ride Hemingway described the young man in sardonic terms in an article, 'Italy, 1927,' first published as a straight journalistic account in The New Republic (May 18, 1927) and five months later as a short story, retitled 'Che Ti Dice la Patria?' [in Men Without Women]z' Hemingway's chilling glimpse into Fascism also highlighted a comic encounter when "a chummy whore assaulted the uncomfortable Guy Hickok with her obvious charms." Hickok and Hemingway were also frequent correspondents, with Hemingway writing Hickok of his pride in A Farewell to Arms [1929]—"It's a swell book—I'm damned if it's not," and describing Death in the Afternoon (1932) as "'my bloody book' It was a good book, he assured Hickok. 'Really maybe the best one yet' Hickok, who took pride in Hemingway's later success and admired Hemingway's ambition, furthered Hemingway's legend by writing articles about him and his wartime exploits for the Eagle" (Mellow, 346-7, 377, 414, 174). This exceptional presentation/association copy also contains the distinct bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company. "For 20 years Hemingway was a prominent player in the history of Shakespeare and Company To the delight of Sylvia, Hemingway arrived in Paris the evening of 26 October [1933] and came to see her the next morning. 'He and I are good old friends,' she declared in a letter 'He looks fine and handsome'" (Fitch, 117, 341). Ernest's brother, Leicester, would recall: "At Sylvia Beach's bookshop Ernest had a chance to see the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over by Scribner's. He liked the jacket, which he had not seen before since he'd had to correct proofs by cable and had be. Bookseller Inventory # 100370

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DISNEY, Walt; TENGGREN, Gustaf; DISNEY STUDIOS

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Item Description: 1937. First Edition. Signed. (DISNEY STUDIOS).Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Adapted from Grimm's Fairy Tales.New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1937.First edition of this wonderfully illustrated storybook of the first full-length animated feature film, with numerous full-page and in-text color illustrations, boldly signed on the front free endpaper and title page by Walt Disney and 51 of the 64 animators who contributed to the ground-breaking movie."Walt Disney retains a centrality in American culture granted to few 20th-century figures [and he] remains the central figure in the history of animation" (ANB). Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs graced the screen in 1937 as Disney’s defiance of the prevailing industry wisdom that "animation could never sustain a feature-length film. Disney proved [critics] spectacularly short-sighted" (Silvey, 204). Snow White continues to command respect, "its animation still impressive, its characterization generally excellent, its narrative drive compelling and its sense of quintessential fantasy strong" (Clute & Grant, 883). Disney originally intended to spend half a million dollars on production, but ultimately spent $1.5 million. He was therefore eager to take advantage of the significant European presence of RKO, his distributor. On September 5-6, 1938, RKO held its first International Sales Convention at the Hotel George V in Paris, inviting 24 potential European distributors (dubbed "The European Foreign Legion"). The agenda included a screening of Snow White. For this important two-day business meeting, Disney orchestrated the signing of a number of copies of the book version of Snow White to be given as gifts. He signed boldly at the bottom of the title page, instructing the movie’s animators and other creative personnel to sign the title page and opposite, as well as on the front free endpaper. This is one of those few, wonderful signed copies, boasting, in addition to Disney’s, signatures from 51 of the film’s 64 principal creators. The majority of images for Snow White have been attributed to noted artist Gustaf Tenggren, whose signature appears at the top of the front free endpaper (verso). "Tenggren gave Snow White the Old World look that Walt Disney sought for his breakthrough animated feature His Scandinavian heritage influenced his work in the scenes he created for Snow White" (Library of Congress). In addition to Tenggren, signees include six others of the nine lead animators, later affectionately called by Disney his "nine old men:" Les Clark, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman and Frank Thomas. The remaining autographs include those of character designers, art directors and supervising animators. Other notable signatories include character designers Albert Hurter and Joe Grant; art directors Charles Phillippi, Terrell Stapp, McLaren Stewart, Harold Miles, Gustav Tenggren, Ken Anderson, Kendall O’Connor and Hazel Sewelll and supervising animators Ham Luske and Vladimir Tytla.Scattered light foxing and soiling. Closed tear to pages 63-64 restored. Boards lightly rubbed. Bright original dust jacket lightly rubbed with small repair to rear panel. An excellent copy, one of only a handful known to exist, of this extraordinary prize of Disneyana. Bookseller Inventory # 100438

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