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Glaspell, Susan. (1876-1948). American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actress, novelist and journalist.

Published by Provincetown, MA: June 25, [1928]. [1928] (1928)

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Item Description: Provincetown, MA: June 25, [1928]. [1928], 1928. Book Condition: Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide]. Approximately 268 typed words filling one side of a sheet of cream stock. Signed "Susan Glaspell" with a handwritten P.S. The edges of the sheet are slightly darkened. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. A splendid letter to actor Morgan Farley who had just opened, playing the part of Karl Rolf, in "The Comic Artist", a play by Glaspell and her husband Norman Matson, at the Strand Theatre, London. "Norman and I were so happy to have your letter, and know you were to play Karl. We always thought of you for it, but you were very much occupied at the time, so we did not venture to hope for you. How we should love to have been in London last night and seen you and the play and the audience. / I'd love a line telling how things went. Yours is a first production of the play, so we've never seen it."Susan Glaspell was a most remarkable woman, whose work and reputation were almost lost for many years but who is now being reassessed as a pioneering feminist writer and America's first important modern female playwright. With her husband George Cram Cook, she founded the Provincetown Players, and is credited with discovering the work of Eugene O'Neill. She was a widely published and admired novelist and, though untrained, was hailed by Jacques Copeau as "a truly great actress". After George Cook died, she was romantically involved for eight years with the younger writer Norman Matson, credited as co-author of "The Comic Artist". She wrote many plays, including "Alison's House", for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. After her relationship with Norman Matson ended, she fell into depression and alcoholism and died of pneumonia in 1948.A rare letter. Bookseller Inventory # 31214

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Ashton, Leonora Sill.

Published by Cambridge, MA: Privately printed at the Riverside Press, 1900. (1900)

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Item Description: Cambridge, MA: Privately printed at the Riverside Press, 1900., 1900. Book Condition: Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LEONORA SILL ASHTON - Octavo, blue paper covered boards with a paper label mounted on the front cover. The spine & extremities are darkened with a few small, light stains. The paper is chipped at the corners of the covers & their top edges are bumped & creased. The label is slightly darkened with a tiny stain. 16 leaves. The top edges of the pages are creased. Good. First edition.Inscribed by Leonora Sill Ashton on the front endpaper and signed in full.Rare. WorldCat locates only four copies. Bookseller Inventory # 31186

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D'Arville, Camille. (Dutch-born comic opera star).

Published by Boston, MA: circa (1888). (1888) (1888)

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Item Description: Boston, MA: circa (1888). (1888), 1888. Book Condition: Very good. - Sepia-toned cabinet photograph by Conly, 5-1/2 inches high by 3-7/8 inches wide, mounted on a card 6-1/2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide with the cast and credits of "Prince Kam; or, A Trip to Venus" printed on the verso, Signed "Sincerely yours / Camille D'Arville" below the photo. There is some very light foxing & soiling to the verso. Very good. The copy on the verso of the photograph states that this card is a souvenir of the 75th performance at the Park Theatre, Boston of Rice's comic opera 'Venus' with libretto by Charles Alfred Byrne and Louis Harrison and music by Gustave Kerker. As the star, Camille D'Arville is listed separately at the foot of the cast list. She plays Prince Kam, son and heir of Poom, the Grand Llama of Thibet. The photo is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a distinctly womanly D'Arville wearing an embroidered cap on her mop of short, curly hair and a doublet with puffed sleeves, elaborately jeweled around the collar.Born Neeltye Dykstra in the Netherlands, Camille D'Arville studied music in Amsterdam and made her debut there in concert in 1877. She appeared in London, toured the English provinces and came to the United States in 1888 under the management of J. F. Duff.The photographer, Charles F. Conly [1846-1892], was best known for his theatrical photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 31202

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Landor, Arnold Henry Savage.

Published by [New York City]: circa [1900-01]. [1900-01] (1900)

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Item Description: [New York City]: circa [1900-01]. [1900-01], 1900. Book Condition: Very good. - Octavo [6-7/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide]. 24 words penned on a sheet of cream letterhead with "Holland House" printed at the top. Signed "Yrs vy sincerely / A Henry Savage Landor". Folded once for mailing. Very good. Landor writes to Major Pond to let him know that he will come and see him that afternoon. "Am sorry to hear you are in bed but hope you will soon be right again."Arnold Henry Savage Landor [1865-1924] was an English explorer and writer best known for his writings on Tibet. Major James B. Pond [1838-1903] was a nineteenth-century American impresario who arranged numerous engagements for visiting performers, authors and explorers. At the time of this correspondence he was arranging a lecture tour for Landor. Pond's secretary has annotated the letter "Private, book.". Bookseller Inventory # 31203

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Ray, David.

Published by Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1968). (1968) (1968)

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Item Description: Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1968). (1968), 1968. Book Condition: Vwey good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DAVID RAY - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped with the bottom corner of its rear panel creased. x, [ii] & 59 pages. Very good. First edition.Inscribed by the author and signed in full on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 31187

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Burton, Richard

Published by Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1913. (1913)

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Item Description: Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1913., 1913. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo, tan parchment covered boards with yapp edges. The binding is bumped with the spine rubbed & darkened. The wraps are slightly darkened around the edges with a number of small stains. xv, [i], 123 & [1] pages. The book label of Lorimer Robey is mounted on the front pastedown. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Richard Burton from an etching by Leopold Flameng. Good, 9th Old World Edition.The Foreword, signed T.B.M., notes that Haji Abdu El-Yezdi was one of Richard Burton's several eastern pseudonyms. The initials of the translator and annotator stand for Frank Baker, derived from Frank [Francis, Burton's second name] and Baker from his mother's family name. Bookseller Inventory # 31197

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McCumber, David.

Published by New York: Random House, (1996). (1996) (1996)

ISBN 10: 0679423745 ISBN 13: 9780679423744

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Item Description: New York: Random House, (1996). (1996), 1996. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY DAVID MCCUMBER - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the covers are slightly faded. The dust jacket is very lightly rubbed with some minor foxing to the edges of its rear flap. [viii] & 367 pages. There is some minor foxing to the fore-edge. Very good. First edition.Inscribed to Peter Matthiessen on the title page and signed in full.Journalist and author David McCumber traveled all around America as a "stakeholder" for pool hustler Tony Annigoni, providing him financial backing in exchange for a share of the winnings. Bookseller Inventory # 31185

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Miller, Colonel Joe C.

Published by En Route, July 8, 1925. (1925)

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Item Description: En Route, July 8, 1925., 1925. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - Over 193 words typed on 11 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide "Miller Brothers 101 Ranch" pictorial stationery. The elaborate letterhead is illustrated in red, yellow and tan with a depiction of a bronco-busting cowboy riding a bucking horse within a yellow oval framed by feathered Native American head-gear next to a tomahawk, spear, and arrows. In his letter, Joe Miller thanks Mr. Foster Lardner of the E.F. Albee Theater (Providence, R.I.) for the press notices and indicates that he "had the intention to come down to see your show Monday night and bring the ladies, but the people commenced coming so thick and fast that they just simply swamped us." He goes on to express his pleasure at having met Lardner's wife and daughter at the show. Signed "J.C. Miller" in pencil at the bottom. Folded for mailing with minor chips and a semi-circular spot of browning (possibly from smoke) to the right edge. Very good. The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, a 110,000 acre cattle ranch in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma was founded by Confederate Army veteran Colonel George Washington Miller. A focal point of the oil rush, the ranch passed on to Colonel Miller's 3 sons upon his death in 1903. At the urging of their neighbor Major Gordon W. Lillie who had performed as Pawnee Bill, the Miller brothers were motivated to start a Wild West Show of their own. The 101 Ranch Wild West Show grew from a local enterprise to the national level when they performed at the Jamestown Exposition in Virginia. An exceptional equestrian, the eldest son Joe was one of the show's star performers. Others included Lillian Smith, Bill Picket, Bessie Herberg, Bee Ho Gray, Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie, Mexican Joe, Ross Hettan and, late in his career, the elderly Buffalo Bill Cody. The show seemed to be ill-fated from the start. Their first year was marred by a serious railroad accident. Several crew members later came down with typhoid fever, and, when the Brothers took their show overseas, the British confiscated horses, stagecoaches and cars as part of their war effort. The looming war caused further havoc when the Germans arrested (and disappeared) the Oglala Sioux performers suspecting they were Serbian spies. By 1916, as the motion picture industry took more and more of a toll on their business, Joe took over the show while his brothers worked the ranch. In 1927 Joe was found dead in the Ranch's garage with his car running."An appreciation of Col. Joe C. Miller" in Chronicles of Oklahoma Volume 6, No. 3, September 1928 relates that "The lives of Colonel Miller and his brothers have been filled with adventure. On once occasion, back in 1914, when the Mexican rebel leader, Villa, was chased across the border into the United States, Colonel Miller and brothers mad a deal with him for all his equipment -- Colonel Miller bought everything Villa had but his soldiers; hundreds of horses, saddles and other equipment, all of which was turned to the ranch show." And "It was just like Colonel Miller to leave money so the Ponca Indian could hold a feast and give-away party, according to tribal custom, when he died. He was a sub-chief of the tribe, an adopted son of the late Chief Whiteagle, with the Indian name of 'Walking Above,' and he knew the Poncas would want to observe his passing as they do the actual members of their tribe. The Poncas held a week's observance of his funeral."The recipient of the letter, Foster Lardner (1873-1934), was an actor and amateur magician. He headed the Keith organization in Providence, R.I. and was the manager of the Albee Theatre at Providence. Bookseller Inventory # 31183

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Norton, Edward; Faison, Frankie; Fiennes, Ralph, and Watson, Emily). Tally, Ted; and Harris, Thomas.

Published by 2002. (2002)

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Item Description: 2002., 2002. Book Condition: Very good. ORIGINAL MOVIE SCRIPT SIGNED BY EDWARD NORTON, FRANKIE FAISON, RALPH FIENNES & EMILY WATSON - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed self-wraps bound with copper metal clasps. There are a couple of creases to the corners of the front cover with short tears at the clasps. 160 mechanically reproduced pages printed on one side of sheets of different color stock corresponding to the various revisions. Very good. The original film script for the movie adaptation of Thomas Harris' first Hannibal Lecter novel. The movie, being the third of the Hannibal Lecter films, is a prequel to "Silence of the Lambs". Starring Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, and Ralph Fiennes. This original film script is signed by Edward Norton and Ralph Fiennes, as well as by Emily Watson who played the role of Reba and by Frankie Faison, best known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in "The Wire", who starred in 4 of the Hannibal Lecter films, first as Lt. Fiske in the earlier adaptation of Harris' "Red Dragon" novel released as "Manhunter", and later as Barney in "The Silence of the Lambs", "Hannibal" and "Red Dragon". Bookseller Inventory # 31153

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De Niro, Robert; Murphy, Eddie; Russo, Rene; Faison, Frankie; and Dey, Tom). Sharon, Keith.

Published by Burbank, California: Warner Bros., 2001. (2001)

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Item Description: Burbank, California: Warner Bros., 2001., 2001. Book Condition: Very good. ORIGINAL MOVIE SCRIPT SIGNED BY ROBERT DE NIRO, RENE RUSSO, EDDIE MURPHY, FRANKIE FAISON AND DIRECTOR TOM DEY - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed self-wraps bound with copper metal clasps. There are a couple of creases to the corners of the covers. 112 mechanically reproduced pages printed on different color stock representing the various revisions. Near fine. The original film script for the buddy cop movie parody, boldly signed by the film's stars Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy and Rene Russo on the front cover. Also signed by Frankie Faison, perhaps best known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in "The Wire" and by the movie's director Tom Dey. Bookseller Inventory # 31152

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Tellegen, Lou (1881-1934).

Published by Circa [1918]. [1918] (1918)

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Item Description: Circa [1918]. [1918], 1918. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A 10 inch high by 8 inch wide sienna toned photograph of the silent movie star by the photographer "White". The image portrays the handsome young man, from the chest up, his right elbow resting on a desk or table with his hand to his cheek. Posed in three quarter profile, the actor is attired in an attractively fitted dark jacket & tie over a striped white shirt. Signed in burgundy red ink along the bottom of the photograph. The autograph, signed in large part across the darker portion of the image, is legible but with weak contrast. The corners of the photograph are slightly creased or bumped. Else, minor flaws only. The son of a Dutch military general, the silent screen star and stage actor Lou Tellegen (1881-1934) was a boxer, trapeze artist and nude model for Rodin before finding fame. An eager stage actor, he performed in Italy with Eleanora Duse when was discovered by the great Sarah Bernhardt. Indeed, he made his motion picture debut alongside Bernhardt in "La Dame au Camelias" and was soon snapped up by Hollywood. He married four times, including once to Opera star Geraldine Farrar. His career faded after his face was damaged in a fire when he fell asleep smoking on Christmas 1929. He was diagnosed with cancer and, as a guest in the Cudahy Mansion in 1934, locked himself in the bathroom, reportedly shaved and powdered his face before committing suicide by stabbing himself seven times with a pair of scissors. It is rumored that he did so surrounded by newspaper clippings of his career. Bookseller Inventory # 31182

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Seltzer, Isadore). Nash, Ogden.

Published by Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1964). (1964) (1964)

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Item Description: Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1964). (1964), 1964. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY OGDEN NASH - Octavo, tan cloth with a vignette in purple on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The top corners of the dust jacket's panels are rubbed with some minor soiling to its rear pane & tiny, light stains to its front flap. The jacket spine is faded with creasing to its head & tail. xiii & 105 pages. Black-and-white illustrations, most of them full-page, by Isadore Seltzer. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.Signed in full by Ogden Nash on the front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 31175

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Dillon, Diane; and Dillon, Leo.

Published by New York, 1999. (1999)

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Item Description: New York, 1999., 1999. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY LEO AND DIANE DILLON - sc - An original 24 inch high by 18-1/2 inch wide color poster by husband-and-wife team Leo & Diane Dillon advertising the 21st New York is Book Country fair. The image illustrates children of all nationalities seated on the lion statues fronting the New York Public Library. All are reading books. Titled with the dates and information printed below the image: "21st Year / New York is Book Country / September 26, 1999 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Fifth Avenue - 48th-57th Streets / See Local Listings For Other NYIBC Events: September 22-25, 1999". The credits, printed along the bottom of the poster, read: "Net proceeds benefit the Children's Services Division of the New York Public Library. Illustration copyright 1999 by Leo & Diane Dillon. / Poster designed and produced courtesy of Scholastic Inc. Printed courtesy of MacNaughton Lithograph Company, Inc." Inscribed and signed in ink beneath the image "Diane Dillon / Leo Dillon". The inscription and Diane's signatures are lightly smudged. There are minor creases to the edges of the poster. The husband and wife team of Leo Dillon (1933-2012) and Diane Dillon (b.1933) are American children's book illustrators who also contributed cover illustrations for magazines and paperback books, including works of speculative fiction. The Dillons won Caldecott Medals in 1976 and 1977, the only time the medals were awarded to the same recipients in consecutive years. The following year, they were runner-up for the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for Children. Bookseller Inventory # 31134

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Item Description: New York: Bess Cutler Gallery, 1995., 1995. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A 23 inch high by 29 inch wide poster advertising the exhibition of Crumb's drawings and sculptures at the Bess Cutler Gallery, also promoting the NY Film Forum showing of Terry Zwigoff's movie "Crumb". The poster is illustrated with a photograph of Crumb with his arms crossed. Attired in a dark tweed jacket over vest and tie-less white shirt, with a hat on his head. The spectacled mustached Crumb stands in the foreground at left with a building lined street fading away in the background. Titled "R. Crumb: Drawings and Sculptures / April 18 - April 29, 1995" in orange at top left with "Bess Cutler Gallery 379 West Broadway, New York" in orange at bottom left. Credits for Terry Zwigoff's film "Crumb" are printed center right "'Crumb' / Presenter: David Lynch / Director & Producer: Terry Zwigoff / Co-Producer: Lynn O' Donnell / A Terry Zwigoff Film, / Opening at Film Forum, / NYC, April 21, 1995". Additional info at the bottom states that the film was the recipient of the "1995 Sundance Film Festival / Grand Jury Award for Best / Documentary and Best Cinematography". Credits for the photograph illustrating the poster are printed vertically at left of the image: "Photo Credit: Bob Armstrong". The poster is signed in black ink by the director Terry Zwigoff. There are minor creases to the edges. Else very good. Terry Zwigoff (born 1949) completed the critically acclaimed documentary about Robert Crumb and his two brothers in 1994. Named the best film of 1995 by Gene Siskel and many other major film critics, "Crumb" won the grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, The DGA Award, The NY Film Critics Circle Award, the LA Film Critics Award, and the National Society of Film Critics Award. The documentary was so highly acclaimed that there was an outcry from the media when it failed to be nominated for an Oscar which forced the Academy to revamp their documentary nomination process. Bookseller Inventory # 31135

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Rosenthal, Randall.

Published by (1982). (1982) (1982)

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Item Description: (1982). (1982), 1982. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST RANDALL ROSENTHAL - sc - An original 25-1/2 inch high by 20 inch wide color poster protesting construction of a highway in the Southampton community of Water Mill, NY illustrated with Randall Rosenthal's "Any Weekend". The illustration depicts cars of various colors raining down from the sky to crash into a huge pile below covering all that one can see into the distance. The text, boldly printed below the image, reads: "Halt the Highway / Join the Fight to Keep What's Left / Plan the Alternatives Inc., Water Mill, N.Y." The poster is signed by the artist, Randall Rosenthal, in pencil under the image. There are minor faint creases to the edges. A surfer and artist, Randall Rosenthal had early success when Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol showed up at his first major art show and showered his work with acclaim. Unwilling to sell out when the art market slowed down, he set out to get a "real job" as a carpenter. The pull of creating art was still strong and, using the skills he'd developed working with wood, he was drawn back into the art world as a sculptor. The small resort community of Water Mill, NY, a Long Island hamlet in the town of Southampton was, in 2010, listed as the 14th most expensive zip code in the US and is home to many celebrities. Needless to say that plans to expand the highway did not go over well at the time. Bookseller Inventory # 31128

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Carsman, Jon (1944-1987).

Published by [1982]. [1982] (1982)

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Item Description: [1982]. [1982], 1982. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A 24- 1/2 inch high by 34 inch wide original color serigraph illustrating snow drifts in front of a peach and pink house. Snow sits on top of the roof and on some of the branches of trees and shrubs in the fore and background. Titled "Snow Patterns" and numbered "69/175" in pencil under the image at left, the serigraph is signed "Carsman" in pencil at right. There are minor creases and the margins are slightly soiled. Very good. The American artist Jon Carsman (1944-1987) was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Reflecting the resurgence of American realism, Jon Carsman's work was inspired by the play of color and light reflected from houses in his native Appalachian region. Bookseller Inventory # 31147

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Max, Peter.

Published by St. Louis, MO: Fine Art Ltd., 1988. (1988)

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Item Description: St. Louis, MO: Fine Art Ltd., 1988., 1988. Book Condition: Fine. - sc - A 26 inch high by 20 inch wide poster illustrated with an image of "Winged Liberty" on the 1938 Mercury Dime in shades of blue, teal, purple and red against a blue, teal and yellow background. The logos proclaiming "March of Dimes", "Preventing Birth Defects" are printed at bottom right. The poster is signed and dated in black ink "Peter Max 1989" by the artist at the bottom. There is minor creasing to the tips of the corners. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 31140

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Rivers, Larry.

Published by New York, 1997. (1997)

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Item Description: New York, 1997., 1997. Book Condition: Good. HAND-SIGNED BY LARRY RIVERS - sc - A 27 inch high by 34 inch wide color poster designed by Paul Volpe for the New York Film Festival illustrated with a reproduction of Larry Rivers' painting "Curtain Call". A king at top left appears to have come to life from a deck of playing cards. Next to him, tin cans and a nude woman in profile, her head cut off by the edge of the frame reaches out toward a chair while beneath her sits a nude cherubic woman. The Camel from the cigarette pack is nearly centered at bottom next to a man smartly dressed in a white jacket. The text, printed at the bottom, proclaims: "35th New York Film Festival / presented by the film society of lincoln center sept. 26-oct. 12, 1997, alice tully hall / The 35th NYFF is sponsored by Grand Marnier. The Festival is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Countil on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts." Credits, immediately under the image, read: "c. 1997 'Curtain Call' 1996 by Larry Rivers / Poster design by Paul Volpe". Signed in black felt by Larry Rivers within the image at bottom right. There are minor creases and tiny chips to the bottom edge of the poster. Bookseller Inventory # 31117

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Livingston, Robert R.). (Filhol, Antoine Michel).

Published by Paris: Chez Filhol, Artiste-Graveur et Editeur / de l'Imprimerie de Gille Fils, 1804 & 1807. [1804]. [1804] (1804)

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Item Description: Paris: Chez Filhol, Artiste-Graveur et Editeur / de l'Imprimerie de Gille Fils, 1804 & 1807. [1804]. [1804], 1804. Book Condition: Fair. FROM THE LIBRARY OF ONE OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON, WHO HELPED DRAFT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND LATER NEGOTIATED THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE WITH NAPOLEON, WITH HIS BOOKPLATE - ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY CIVIL WAR VETERAN LOUIS LIVINGSTON - Small folio, 11 inches high by 7- 1/8 inches wide. Two volumes uniformly bound in marbled paper over boards backed with brown calf spines. The edges and corners of the boards are worn and the leather spines are heavily chipped with large portions missing. The joints are splitting and the front cover of volume four is nearly detached. The contents of volume three consist of parts 25 through 36, illustrated with 64 (of 72) engraved plates, with 6 to 12 pages of text in each part describing the plates. Volume four contains parts 37 through 48, illustrated with 66 (of 72) engraved plates, with 8 pages of text in each part describing the plates. Lacking 14 plates in all. The hinges are cracked. There is scattered foxing with soiling and staining. Fair copies only of these 2 volumes, offered for their significant association. Volumes 3 and 4 only. Two volumes from the substantial Catalog raisonne of the Louvre under Napoleon published by the writer Antoine-Michel Filhol.From the library of Robert R. Livingston, one of America's founding fathers, with his armorial bookplate mounted on the front pastedowns of each volume. Robert Livingston's bookplate is described thus by Charles Dexter Allen in his classic work "American Bookplates": "Armorial. Pictorial. The shield rests against a broken column; at its base a large globe, caduceus, scrolls, and vellum-bound books. A garland of roses falls across the shield, and a view of the distant plain is afforded through the bushes at the side. A large palm above droops over all. Motto Spero meliora. Crest, the ship. A very beautiful plate". There is some offsetting or staining to the bookplates from the vintage glue.Subsequently from the library of Civil War veteran Louis Livingston, signed by him on the half-title of each volume and further annotated as "from the sale of books of late Montgomery Livingston 1857" in ink on the half-title of volume 3.Each volume is further faintly signed in pencil by Matilda C. Livingston at the top of each title page.Considered by some as belonging to the Hudson River School of Artists, the son of Margaret Maria Livingston and Robert L. Livingston, Montgomery Livingston (1816-1855) was born at Arryl House, the Livingston estate in Clermont on the Hudson River. Sent off to study and gain culture in Europe, Montgomery set up in Geneva to focus on drawing, painting and lithography. Like many young American men of the period he depended on his father's financial assistance while abroad. Returning to New York following the Panic of 1837, he continued to paint and draw and his work was exhibited at the National Academy of Design. After his father's death Montgomery returned to Arryl House and by selling off pieces of the family's lands in the Catskills he was able to live a comfortable life as an artist. "Montgomery Livingston is considered by some critics to be a member of the Hudson River School of artists. Others do not include him." -- [information and quote from The Clermont State Historic Site].One of the founding fathers of our country Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), along with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Roger Sherman, helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. As Chancellor of the State of New York, Livingston administered the Oath of Office, swearing in George Washington as the first President of the United States. A supporter of Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston was appointed by him as minister plenipotentiary to France from 1801 to 1804. Considering the topic and dates of the volumes here offered for sale, it is interesting to note that in this capacity as minister plenipotentiary, Livingston, together with James Monroe, worked out the terms of the Louisiana Pur. Bookseller Inventory # 31123

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Silva, Daniel.

Published by New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2008). (2008) (2008)

ISBN 10: 0399155015 ISBN 13: 9780399155017

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Item Description: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2008). (2008), 2008. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY DANIEL SILVA AND DAVID BULL - Octavo, blue paper covered boards backed with dark blue cloth in a dust wrapper. The tail of the spine is slightly creased. The dust jacket is very lightly rubbed with a price- sticker on the rear panel. Title, [5] leaves, 430 & [1] pages. Near fine. First edition, first printing.Signed by the author on the title page. Additionally signed by David Bull, an English-born art restorer, Silva's acknowledged model for his character Gabriel Allon.Daniel Silva [b. 1960] is the best-selling American author of fourteen thriller and espionage novels. He began his career as a journalist, working for UPI in Washington and in the Middle East and then with CNN's Washington Bureau. His first novel, "The Unlikely Spy" was published in 1996, becoming an instant New York Times best-seller, and in 1997 he left CNN to write full- time. His novels feature Gabriel Allon, Israeli art restorer, spy and assassin. Bookseller Inventory # 31099

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Item Description: Winnipeg, Manitoba; and New York City, 1926-1927. [1926]. [1926], 1926. - sc - What is offered here is a small archive of correspondence and ephemeral material relating to a 1926-27 lecture tour by the British aviation pioneer Alan Cobham under the aegis of the Pond Bureau. Over 125 pages of material including 3 Typed Letters Signed by Alan Cobham. Each of the 3 letters written by Cobham from Winnipeg, Manitoba are addressed to the American impressario James B. Pond of the Pond Bureau. The letters are typed in blue on 10-3/4 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide cream watermarked paper. In the first of these, a two-and-a-half page letter dated February 5th, 1927, Cobham informs Pond that the arrangements for the lecture are off to a good start and that several additional venues are eager to book him. Writing of the local agent acting as their mutual representative, Cobham says that "Holley has worked very hard in Winnipeg and there seems to be every prospect of a record run here, and Holley's only disappointment is that he was not permitted to book me up right through the Coast." He then goes on to write of the subsequent runs in Chicago and Buffalo. Signed "Alan J. Cobham" in black ink. In his second letter to Pond, a one page letter dated February 9th, 1927, Cobham inquires if Pond could "trace your negatives file to find out whether you still have any of the negatives which I lent you for publicity purposes." He briefly mentions "waiting to hear from Naylor regarding Chicago". Signed "Alan J. Cobham" in black ink. In a 2 page letter, dated February 15th, 1927, Cobham expresses his disappointment "This is to tell you that I have never worked so hard in my life as I have at Winnipeg and Brandon, in an endeavour to save the wreck. This crew is the hardest boiled I have ever met, and the only sympathy that I can gather is from the D'Oyley Carte Opera Company, who tell me that Winnipeg gave them the worst house that they have had during the past ten years." Turning to practical matters, he asks Pond to "arrange to have my film sent on to Buffalo" and states that he'll personally arrange to have his own copy sent on to Toronto "in case there might be another engagement in Canada." Signed "Alan J. Cobham" in black ink. All three letters are folded for mailing and an annotation in red crayon at the top of the third indicates the date upon which Pond received the letter. One of the original mailing envelopes, postmarked from Winnipeg, is also present. Each of the letters is in otherwise fine condition.Also included are 8 telegrams on Western Union stationery sent by Cobham between November 25, 1927 and January 14, 1927, informing Pond of his travels and details of the arrangements for the Winnipeg lectures, together with retained copies of 4 of Pond's "day letters" written in reply.The archive also includes a one-page promotional flyer with quotes and reviews from National Geographic Society, the Toronto Star and the Toronto Mail and Empire, as well as a 4- page pictorial promotional brochure with biographical text.A real-photo postcard, illustrated with a portrait of Cobham, is creased at the top left corner. Cobham's small "Royal Aero Club" calling card is also enclosed as is an index card upon which are penciled reminders about Cobham's daily schedule.A remarkable description of an experiment Cobham wishes to perform upon his arrival in the US is very faintly typed in carbon as part of a three-page biographical outline. Cobham briefly outlines the experiment "In the past one of my sound beliefs has been that mails across the Atlantic could be speeded up by putting them on board an aeroplane or seaplane which would be carried on the liner and launched into the air when about a hundred miles from the liners destination. When I was booking my passage on the S.S. 'Homeric' I discovered that my old firm, the de Havilland Aircraft Co., was shipping a de Havilland 'Moth' aeroplane. I communicated with Mr. Walton . and he very kindly consented to lend me his 'Moth' for the job." Faintly typed in blue carbon on legal. Bookseller Inventory # 31105

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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur.

Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1922). (1922) (1922)

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Item Description: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1922). (1922), 1922. Book Condition: Good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY STEFANSSON TO THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN WRITER MAURICE G. HINDUS - Octavo, indigo blue cloth titled with a vignette in white on the front cover. The covers are rubbed and much of the title is rubbed away from the front cover. The head of the darkened spine is worn and the title is rubbed away from the spine. iv & 301 pages, plus 2 pages of ads, with a frontispiece and 25 illustrations on 15 plates plus 2 folding maps at the rear. A few signatures are lightly pulled. Very good. First edition.Inscribed in the year of publication & signed by Vilhjalmur Stefansson to the Russian-American writer Maurice G. Hindus.Born in Belarus, Maurice Hindus (1891-1969) came to America with his mother and siblings and settled in New York City. He worked as a farm laborer while attending High School in North Brookfield. He earned a degree in literature from Colgate University and lectured on Russia on the Chautaugua circuit. He published his first book "The Russian Peasant and the Revolution" in 1920 and wrote articles about Russian emigres. He went back to Russia several times and spent three years there during the second World War. His book "Mother Russia" is an account of wartime conditions there. His 1953 book "Crisis in the Kremlin" presents Russian peasants in a sympathetic light. Bookseller Inventory # 31084

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Roberts, Holly.

Published by Corrales, New Mexico: Holly Roberts, 1993. (1993)

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Item Description: Corrales, New Mexico: Holly Roberts, 1993., 1993. Book Condition: Fine. - Folio, 21 inches high by 16-1/2 inches wide. A portfolio of 10 color images, each printed on 17 inch high by 11 inch wide sheets and individually mounted in 20 inch high by 16 inch wide mats. The images are laid loose, with a pictorial title page, in a hardcover black folding tray case titled in grayish white on the front cover. Fine. Limited edition of only 50 numbered copies, inscribed signed and numbered by the artist Holly Roberts on the title page. Each print is additionally initialed and numbered at the bottom of the sheet.The contemporary artist Holly Roberts is known for her painted photographs. Her images created through a collage of cuttings from her photographs are laid upon abstract paintings with found objects adding texture. Through this technique, the images come to depict abstract figures with body parts which include elements from each of these mediums. The found objects, such as twigs, often serve as arms or other limbs. The 10 images in the portfolio are original photographs of her finished unique art work which incorporate text telling her story. Bookseller Inventory # 31088

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Dugmore, Arthur Radclyffe (1870-1955). Big game photographer and author of "The Romance of the Newfoundland Caribou" among other titles.

Published by London, New York City and Alberta, July 8, 1927 through September 23, 1928. (1928)

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Item Description: London, New York City and Alberta, July 8, 1927 through September 23, 1928., 1928. Book Condition: Very good. - sc A small archive consisting of 30 retained carbon copies of typed letters from the American lecture manager James Pond addressed to Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore, 6 copies of Dugmore's 10 inch high by 8 inch wide publicity photo depicting the photographer from the chest up, a 4-page pictorial promotional flyer distributed by The Pond Bureau advertising Dugmore's lecture and motion picture "The Wonderland of Big Game", 2 signed contracts, and 16 Autograph letters signed by Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore himself. Of these, 9 are one-page letters, 5 are two pages long, one is a page-and-a-half and another is three pages long. Pond's correspondence with Dugmore started several years before, evidenced by retained copies of 2 typed letters Pond had written to Dugmore in 1923, seeking to represent Dugmore in America. By July 8, 1927, Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore had agreed to tour the U.S. under Pond's management. In the first of seven letters penned in the UK, Dugmore informs Pond that he has enclosed 20 photographs, several of them "enlarged from the actual cinema film" as well as other material and hopes that Pond will "arrange a good lot of well paying lectures" for him. Pond's reply and a retained copy of the contract followed on July 21st to which Dugmore replied with a 2-page letter from Oxford on August 14th. "The only point that seems to require a possible alteration is the length of time that I shall be entirely in your hands. As I told you there was a chance of my doing some lecturing for Major F.J. Ney of the Overseas Education League (Canada)." He goes on to write about some of his technical requirements, including the need for a camera operator, and speaks of venues that Pond might consider contacting, such as the Brooklyn Museum, where Dugmore has contacts. Following additional correspondence from Pond, Dugmore writes on September 12th of his possible travel plans in a letter penned on "Royal Societies Club" stationery.By October 9, 1927, Dugmore claims he is a little discouraged "This, combined with your discouraging remarks about everyone saying 'No More Africa', makes me wonder whether you would rather let the whole thing drop & that perhaps you regret having undertaken the tour." but, by the 21st, he is relieved that Pond still wants to go forth with the tour. In subsequent letters, Dugmore discusses his plans to sail on the Cunard steamer "Ascania", sending prints of his film "The Wonderland of Big Game" as well as slides of it and of "The Romance of the Beaver & Caribou", and subsequently "The Vast Sudan film".Dugmore is in New York on January 18th and writes three brief letters to Pond on "Prince George Hotel" stationery. In these letters, penned on January 18th, 19th, and February 3rd, 1928, Dugmore inquires whether everything is arranged and mentions that a sportsman's society in Philadelphia would like him to lecture there. As of June 21st, 1928, Dugmore is in Canada from where he pens 5 letters addressed to Pond. In the first of these, a 2-page letter written on "Canadian Pacific" stationery, Dugmore explains that "I am now headed for Banff & expect to arrive next Wednesday. My plan is to stay there, or rather in the Rockies till about middle of October. He informs Pond that he'll be back in New York soon after "attending to my painting exhibition". In a July 3rd two-page letter from Banff, Alberta, penned on "Homestead Hotel and Bungalows" stationery, Dugmore maintains that "high fees usually produce a greater appreciation than when low ones are asked.", that "Barron is no longer at the Palace Theatre Calgary" nor has he heard from "Macmillan about the publication of my African Jungle Life book.". In a one-page letter vaguely dated "about Aug 11th, 1928", above which he has penned a question mark, Dugmore writes to Pond on "Lake O'Hara Bungalow Camp, Hector, B.C." stationery about a possible stop Pond has scheduled for Chicago though it "means sacrificing part of my transportation which would otherwise take me to Mont. Bookseller Inventory # 31089

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Dwoskin, Stephen). Farrell, James T.

Published by The Smith, (1966). (1966) (1966)

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Item Description: The Smith, (1966). (1966), 1966. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY JAMES T. FARRELL - Octavo, black paper covered boards. There is a small, light stain to the rear cover. 64 pages. Illustrated in black & white with plates, including a frontispiece, and full-page illustrations reproducing drawings by Stephen Dwoskin. Very good. First trade edition.Signed in full on the title page by James T. Farrell. Bookseller Inventory # 31068

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Kress, Johann Paul (1677-1741).

Published by Jenae: Christianum Pohlium, 1712. (1712)

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Item Description: Jenae: Christianum Pohlium, 1712., 1712. Book Condition: Good. - Small quarto, 8-1/4 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide. Bound in full early brown speckled calf with gilt-decorations and a leather title label between raised bands on the spine. The covers are rubbed & scuffed with wear to the corners and to the head of the spine. The spine is darkened and lightly chipped and the gilt faded. A numbered paper label is mounted at the tail of the spine. Title, [19] leaves, 542 pages, and [4] leaves. The text, printed within wide margins, is enhanced by a few decorative head and tail pieces and initials, with the page numbers printed between dingbats. Ex-library, de-acquisitioned by the "Newton Theological Institution" with their light red stamp on the title page and label on the spine. The hinges are partially cracked and there is scattered foxing throughout. There is offsetting to the text column of many of the pages. Very good. First edition. From the library of "Pfersch" signed by him on the title page above his armorial black stamp decorated with a horse and female figure above a shield.Johann Paul Kress' commentary on Samuel von Pufendorf's "De habitu religionis christianae ad vitam civilem".The German jurist Johann Paul Kress (1677-1741) was a professor at the University of Helmstedt. Kress authored several works covering a broad spectrum of the law, including criminal and constitutional law, and canon law. His "Constitutio Criminalis Carolina" was an important contribution to the subject of criminal law.The German jurist, political philosopher, economist and historian Baron Samuel von Pufendorf (1632-1694) authored important commentaries and revisions of the natural law theories of Thomas Hobbes and Hugo Grotius. A precursor of Rousseau and his social contract, Pudendorf promoted the idea that international law was not restricted to Christendom but should serve as a common bond between all nations. His "De habitu religionis christianae ad vitam civilem" (Of the Nature and Qualifications of Religion in Reference to Civil Society) traces the limits between ecclesiastical and civil power. Here Pufendorf pioneered the "collegial" theory of church government, the "Kollegialsystem" which the Lutheran theologian Christoph Mathkus Pfaff later developed and which then formed the basis of the relations between church and state in Germany and Prussia. Pufendorf's theory distinguishing between the legal power of the church and that of the state, while preserving the supremacy of the state, prepared the way for the principle of toleration which was put into practice in Prussia and later in Germany in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Preceding John Locke's 1689 publication of his "Letter Concerning Toleration" by two years, Pufendorf's "De habitu religionis." develops the doctrine of toleration within the framework of modern natural law. Bookseller Inventory # 31058

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Henderson, David.

Published by New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1970. (1970)

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Item Description: New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1970., 1970. Book Condition: Very good. - Octavo, color pictorial white wraps. The white covers are slightly soiled. 128 pages. Very good. First edition, wraps issue. Inscribed & signed in full by the poet, David Henderson, on the title page with a note on page 112.A renaissance man, David Henderson worked as a union organizer, picket line boss, clerk, salesman, schoolteacher, and more. Born in Harlem in 1942, he was a founding editor of Umbra and an original Umbra poet, and poet-in-residence at City College in 1969. Bookseller Inventory # 31030

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Alexander, Cris). Goodman, Dody; Loos, Anita.

Published by New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1966. (1966)

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Item Description: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1966., 1966. Book Condition: Good. SIGNED BY DODY GOODMAN AND CRIS ALEXANDER - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. There is a crease to the bottom edge of the rear cover & its top edge is faded. The dust wrapper is chipped & lightly rubbed. Unpaginated. Profuse black-and- white photographic illustrations by Cris Alexander. The page edges are slightly darkened & there is a light glue mark on the front endpaper. Good. First edition.Inscribed on the verso of the front endpaper and signed by the author and photographer "Dody and Chris".Cris Alexander photographs TV personality, singer and dancer Dody Goodman as fifty dfferent women. The foreword is by Anita Loos. Bookseller Inventory # 31009

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Crane, Hart). Wells, Charles.

Published by Circa [1972]. [1972] (1972)

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Item Description: Circa [1972]. [1972], 1972. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A beautiful and evocative portrait of the poet Hart Cane, author of "The Bridge", on heavy 25 inch high by 19-3/4 inch wide creamy white Fabriano paper. The 17-5/8 inch high by 14-7/8 inch wide image portrays Hart Crane peering out from the dark beneath a wooden plank (possibly the trestle of a bridge). A bent nail protrudes from a knot hole in the wood. Titled "Hart Crane" in pencil under the image at left, numbered "23/77" and signed in pencil by the artist Charles Wells at right. The inner margin is slightly darkened, likely from having been framed and there are small remnants of archival tape near the top corners of the verso. Near fine. Limited edition of 77 numbered etchings signed by the artist.Born in New York City in 1935, the printmaker and sculptor Charles Wells began his career as a stonecutter in Italy. A student and apprentice of Leonard Baskin, he subsequently had the opportunity to work alongside the great Italian carvers. Starting with carvings from stone, his work evolved over the course of his career to incorporate large-scale wood carvings, eventually growing into a synthesis of the two. It is said that his sculptures of angel-like figures appear to be emerging from their folded wings. His etchings are characterized by assymetrical faces and masterful lighting. Bookseller Inventory # 30999

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Toscanini, Arturo (1867-1957). Great Conductor, "The Maestro".

Published by December 6, 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: December 6, 1951., 1951. Book Condition: Fine. A TOSCANINI LETTER WITH SUPERB CONTENT ADDRESSED TO THE NY PHILHARMONIC'S MANAGING DIRECTOR BRUNO ZIRATO - sc - A wonderful letter penned in Italian by Toscanini in reddish-brown ink on his monogrammed 10-1/8 inch high by 7 inch wide personal stationery. In his letter, addressed to Bruno Zirato, Toscanini mentions enclosing his personal contribution to avoid the yearly deficit of the New York Philharmonic and goes on to mention the score for "The Star Spangled Banner". Boldly signed in full "Arturo Toscanini". Folded for mailing with minor rubbing at the 4 corners of the verso. A fine letter with terrific content, with the original 3-1/4 inch high by 7- 1/2 inch wide personalized envelope addressed by Toscanini in the same reddish-brown ink. Following is a rough transcription of the Italian text: "Dear Zirato / Enclosed herewith is my personal contribution to avoid the yearly deficit of the New York Philharmonic Symphony. / I am sorry about the misunderstanding with regard to the score of The Star Spangled Banner. I thought it would come directly to you personally. However, it doesn't matter to me. Love me. / Affectionately yours, / Arturo Toscanini".Bruno Zirato (1884-1972) was Enrico Caruso's private secretary and subsequently managing director of the New York Philharmonic. It was he who announced on that fateful day November 14th, 1943 that a young conductor, Leonard Bernstein, would conduct in place of Bruno Walter who had taken ill. "He will seek to entertain you". Married to Nina Morgana, a soprano with the MET, he was also publicity director of the Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires. Bookseller Inventory # 30939

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