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Mathiessen, Peter; Donadio, Candida). Brockie, Keith.

Published by New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984). (1984) (1984)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984). (1984), 1984. Book Condition: Very good. - Quarto [10-7/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], light gray cloth in a dust wrapper. There is some very light foxing to the top corner of the front cover with some score marks to the top edge of the rear cover. There are a few small, light stains to the top edge of the dust jacket front panel with scoremarks to the rear panel. The edges of the rear flap are darkened & foxed. 150 pages. Unpaginated preliminaries & introduction plus 150 pages of illustrations by author-illustrator in color and black & white. Very good. First edition.The present copy of this book, gorgeously illustrated by artist-naturalist Keith Brockie, was given to Peter Matthiessen by his agent Candida Donadio. Laid in is an autograph letter signed "Love, Candida", sending Matthiessen the book and referring to "Brockie's beautiful, attentive drawings". Donadio's clients included such authors as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Robert Stone, Michael Herr and Mario Puzo. Bookseller Inventory # 31579

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Scotto, Renata. (b. 1934). Italian soprano who specialized in bel canto.

Published by March 2, 1979. (1979)

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Item Description: March 2, 1979., 1979. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with a photocopied clipping of a flier or ad reading "Meet Renata Scotto at Barnes & Noble / Friday, March 2," illustrated with a portrait of the singer together with a 2nd copy of the portrait mounted as a collage on the page. The collector has added the year "1979" in black ink after the date. Boldly inscribed in black ink "To Bob [ ____] / [.] / Renata Scotto". There is a tiny stain to the left margin of the sheet. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by by the singer for a collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts, performances and other events.Renata Scotto is an Italian soprano recognized for her sense of style, musicality and remarkable talent as both an actor and a singer. She is regarded as one of the greatest singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire. Since retiring from performance as a singer in 2002, she has pursued a successful career as an opera director and teacher. Bookseller Inventory # 31574

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Reinking, Ann. (b. 1949). Tony award-winning actor, dancer and choreographer.

Published by [New York]: [1978]. [1978] (1978)

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Item Description: [New York]: [1978]. [1978], 1978. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with a photocopy of the cover of the Playbill Program for "Dancin'" at the Broadhurst Theatre mounted on the page. Boldly inscribed in black ink "To Bob / Ann Reinking". The left margin of the sheet is roughed & lightly creased with a short tear and a narrow glue stain where it has been removed from an album. A second, unrelated photocopied Playbill cover is mounted on the verso. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by by the actor/dancer for a collector who had put together an album of photocopied covers and collages which he took around to concerts and performances.Ann Reinking is a Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning American actor, dancer and choreographer who has worked extensively in musical theatre. She was much influenced by Bob Fosse who directed and choreographed the original production of "Dancin'", which opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in 1978 with Ann Reinking in the cast. The New York Times theatre critic hailed her as "clearly the star" of the show. Bookseller Inventory # 31575

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Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927). American operatic soprano.

Published by circa [1975]. [1975] (1975)

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Item Description: circa [1975]. [1975], 1975. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with 3 photocopied portraits of Leontyne Price & 3 references to her work from magazine clippings mounted as a collage on the page. Boldly inscribed "To Bob, / Sincerely, / Leontyne Price across the top clipping on the page. There is a photocopy of an unrelated signed portrait on the verso. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by Leontyne Price for a collector who had put together an album of photocopied collages which he took around to concerts and performances.American soprano Leontyne Price rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s and was one of the first African Americans to become a leading singer at the Metropolitan Opera. She was especially admired for roles in Puccini and Verdi, as well as several Mozart operas. After retiring from the stage in 1985, she continued to appear in recitals and orchestral concerts for another twelve years. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom [1964], the National Medal of the Arts [1985] and nineteen Grammy Awards. Bookseller Inventory # 31577

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Page, Thomas Nelson.

Published by New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. (1906)

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Item Description: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906., 1906. Book Condition: Very good. - Octavo, bound in a dark blue signed cloth binding titled in gilt & profusely decorated in gilt on the front cover and spine. The top edge is gilt. The binding is slightly bumped & the tail of the spine is lightly chipped. [ix] & 286 pages, Illustrated with 4 color plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard. There is a small stain to the last 2 text pages, else a near fine, very attractive copy. First edition. The binding is signed "DD". Bookseller Inventory # 31570

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Plummer, Amanda; Page, Geraldine; Carroll, Diahann.

Published by [New York]: October 7, 1982. (1982)

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Item Description: [New York]: October 7, 1982., 1982. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with photocopied portraits of Amanda Plummer, Geraldine Page & Diahann Carroll from magazine clippings mounted as a collage on the page. Dated by the collector "10/7/92" in the top left corner with a photocopy of the title of the play mounted diagonally in the middle of the sheet. Signed "Geraldine Page", "with love / Amanda Plummer" and "Diahann Carroll". Also signed by Mercedes Ellington. Very good. In-person autographs signed by the stars of the original Broadway production of "Agnes of God" at the Music Box Theatre: Geraldine Page [Mother Miriam Ruth], Amanda Plummer [Agnes] and Diahann Carroll [who took over from Elizabeth Ashley as Dr. Livingstone]. Plummer received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and Page was nominated for Best Actress in a Play.Mercedes Ellington, who does not appear to have been involved in the production, was a modern dance pioneer and a choreographer for Broadway and other productions. She was the granddaughter of Duke Ellington.The sheet was signed for a collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts and performances. Bookseller Inventory # 31573

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Capers, Virginia (1925-2004) Tony Award-winning actress; and Jackson, Ernestine; actress and singer nominated twice for Tony Awards.

Published by [New York]: September 11, 1974. (1974)

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Item Description: [New York]: September 11, 1974., 1974. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with the cover of the Playbill program for "Raisin" at the 46th Street Theatre mounted on the page. Signed in blue ink "Ernestine Jackson" and inscribed & signed "Bob, Thanks / Virginia Capers / Sept 11, 1974". There is an unrelated photocopied portrait mounted on the verso. Very good. In-person autographs signed by by the two actors for a collector who had put together an album of photocopied collages which he took around to concerts and performances."Raisin" was the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun". The original Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre on October 18, 1973, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. Virginia Capers as Mama Lena Younger won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Ernestine Younger was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical as Ruth Younger and won the Theatre World Award for her performance.Virginia Capers frequently appeared on television and was cast in such films as "The Great White Hope" and "Lady Sings the Blues". She founded the Lafayette Players, a Los Angeles repertory company for African American perfomeers and was the recipient of the Paul Robeson Pioneer Award and the NAACP Image Award for theatre excellence.Ernestine Jackson made her Broadway debut in 1967 as Irene Molloy in the all-black cast of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Pearl Bailey. Among her other roles was Billie Holiday in the 2005 Long Wharf Theatre production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill". She has also appeared in films and on television. Bookseller Inventory # 31576

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Grass, Gunter.

Published by Darmstadt, Germany: Luchterhand Literaturverlag, (1988). (1988) (1988)

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Item Description: Darmstadt, Germany: Luchterhand Literaturverlag, (1988). (1988), 1988. Book Condition: Very good. FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY GUNTER GRASS - Quarto, 11 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide. Pictorial black & white boards in a matching dust wrapper. There is minor creasing to the top edge of the dust jacket. [239] pages, with profuse full-page and double-page illustrations by Gunter Grass. Near fine. First edition. Signed by Gunter Grass on the half-title.The text is in German.Translated as "Show Your Tongue", this book is a result of Grass' experience over the several months he spent in Calcutta in 1986-87. The book itself is a pastiche of journal entries, poetry, fiction and ink sketches. Bookseller Inventory # 31568

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Holm (Davies), Celeste. (1917-2012). American actor.

Published by New York: Postmarked January 10, 1940. (1940)

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Item Description: New York: Postmarked January 10, 1940., 1940. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter postmarked January 10, 1940 and penned in blue ink on one side of a sheet of cream note paper, 6-3/8 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide, with a hole punched in the center of its top edge. Signed "Celeste Davies." There are some tiny pieces out of the top right corner of the sheet with a tiny gray mark to its left margin. Some remnants of paper adhere to the verso where the letter was removed from an album. Folded once for mailing. Together with the stamped and postmarked mailing envelope addressed in Holm's hand. Very good. The letter, written three days after Celeste Holmes marriage to English auditor Francis Emerson Harding Davies, is a thank you note for a wedding present given the couple by Freudian psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Foxe: "Thank you so much for your sweet ash tray.it was most kind of you to think of us at this happy time."Celeste Holm was an American stage, film and television actor. She won an Academy Award for her performance in "Gentleman's Agreement" [1947] and was Oscar nominated for her roles in "Come to the Stable" [1949] and "All About Eve" [1950]. She originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" [1943]. Bookseller Inventory # 31572

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Roberts, Frederick, 1st Earl Roberts. (1832-1914). One of the greatest military men of the Victorian era.

Published by Sydenham, U.K.: 25th November, 1880. (1880)

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Item Description: Sydenham, U.K.: 25th November, 1880., 1880. Book Condition: Very good. - A letter dated 25th November 1880 penned in black ink on 3 sides of a sheet of cream stock 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. The first side is bordered in black. Signed "Fred Roberts". 2 remnants of tape adhere to the left margin of the first side where the letter has been removed from an album. There are a few small stains & some faded pencil notes on the 4th side. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Roberts writes to a Mrs. Stanley regretting that he was unable to accept her invitation to lunch: "I should have much liked to have had the pleasure of seeing you, and of being introduced to the Princess Christian." Princess Helena [Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein by marriage] was the third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts was one of the most successful British commanders of the nineteenth century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War. He was the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. The lengthy newspaper cutting, which is dated in ink "Nov 23 86", is a discussion of Roberts' difficult and successful operations in Burma and a comparison of his success with that of General Hoche in La Vendee, France. Bookseller Inventory # 31571

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Cattell, James McKeen (1860-1944). Important American psychologist and publisher. President of the American Psychological Association (1895).

Published by circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Cream colored card, approximately 3 inches high by 5 inches wide, signed "J. McKeen Cattell" in black ink. The edges of the card are slightly darkened. Very good. American psychologist, publisher and editor James McKeen Cattell was an important, influential and sometimes controversial figure in psychology and the study of human intelligence. After studying in Europe, he returned to the U.S. and was involved in many major publications and professional organizations, including the Psychological Review, the Journal of Science, the American Psychological Association [of which he was president in 1895] and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He worked to have psychology accepted as a science in the same way as the physical and life sciences and his use of statistical methods, quantification of data and psychophysical testing helped to develop American psychology as an experimental science. Bookseller Inventory # 31551

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Napier, Robert, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala. (1810-1890). Indian Army officer, Acting Viceroy of India (1863).

Published by November 11, 1866. (1866)

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Item Description: November 11, 1866., 1866. Book Condition: Very good. - 39 words penned in black ink on both sides of a sheet of cream De La Rue & Co. letterhead, 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, with the company's embossed stamp in the top left corner. Dated "11/11/66". Signed "R Napier". A narrow strip of cream tape adheres to the left margin where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Napier writes to Sir Bartle Frere: "Very many thanks for returning the letters -- I will not fail to convey your kind message to Yule." A nice association as both Napier and Frere were involved in military operations in India, particularly the 1857 mutiny.Sir Bartle Frere [1815-1884] was the chief commissioner of Sind [1850-59] and suppressed the great Indian Mutiny of 1857 in Sind and the Punjab. As governor of the Cape and first high commissioner of South Africa, his demands on Cetewayo precipitated the Zulu War of 1879.Field Marshal Robert Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala was an Indian Army officer who fought in the First and Second Anglo Sikh Wars. He saw action during the Indian mutiny and during the second relief of Lucknow in 1858. In 1860, he took part in the Battle of Taku Forts, the entry to Peking and the destruction of the Old Summer Palace. He led a punitive expedition to Abyssinia in 1867, defeating the Emperor of Ethiopia and looting many historical and religious artifacts which remain in collections in the U.K.The Yule referred to in Napier's letter is probably Sir George Udny Yule [1813-1886] who, during the Indian mutiny, maintained order in the division of Bhagalpur and kept the Ganges open for navigation. Bookseller Inventory # 31549

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Smyth, Ethel. (1858-1944). English composer and a leader in the women's suffrage movement.

Published by Woking, Surrey, U.K.: January 21st, [1912]. [1912] (1912)

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Item Description: Woking, Surrey, U.K.: January 21st, [1912]. [1912], 1912. Book Condition: Very good. - A letter penned in black ink, dated "Jany 21st" with "1912" inserted in another hand, filling both sides of a sheet of her cream personal letterhead, 8-7/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide, with her address printed in raised lettering at the top. Signed "Ethel Smyth". A strip of tape adheres to the right margin of the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded twice for mailing with slight soiling to the vertical crease on the verso. Very good. The composer writes to say that she is unable to send piano scores for her opera "Der Wald", but is sending the German text in the meantime: "The fulfilment of my promise was upset by the astounding information that the pf. scores of 'Der Wald' are not at Brenthopfs! --There are 50 of them somewhere between Schott's & Brenthopfs . These things always happen if you transfer material from one house to another!."Ethel Smyth was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement, the daughter of a military father who was strongly opposed to her making a career in music. Her compositions included songs, works for piano, chamber music, orchestral and concertante works, choral works and operas. From 1913 she began to lose her hearing. She found a new interest as an author and published highly successful, mostly autobiographical books. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire {DBE] in 1922. Bookseller Inventory # 31552

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Bowring, Sir John. (1792-1872). Political economist, traveler, fourth Governor of Hong Kong.

Published by Yarmouth, U.K.: 12 November, 1863. (1863)

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Item Description: Yarmouth, U.K.: 12 November, 1863., 1863. Book Condition: Very good. - Approximately 105 words penned in black ink on 1-1/4 sides of a sheet of cream stock folded to form 4 sides, each 7 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Dated "12 Nov 1863" and signed "John Bowring". Remnants of gray paper adhere to the 4th [blank] side where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded 4 times for mailing. With a Daniel Maclise portrait of Bowring circa 1835. Very good. Bowring writes: "I am pilfering your property with the utmost effrontery -- but I will publicly [.] the theft -- I make you my father confessor to obtain absolution." He goes on to ask if his correspondent has seen Schoolcraft's work on North American minerals, and closes by remarking "I saw my old acquaintance Dr. Mill [probably fellow economist John Stuart Mill] a day or two ago."The portrait, identified as Bowring by Cushing, is a caricature of Bowring sitting cross-legged under a leafy umbrella with a large book in his lap. He is naked except for a large headdress and is flanked by two natives. The portrait is titled "Our Man of Genius / Translator of 'The Poetry of the Sandwich Islands'."Bowring was a remarkable linguist who knew 200 languages and authored many translations of poetry and folksongs in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Through his contributions to the Westminster Review, of which he was appointed editor in 1825, he acquired a considerable reputation as a political economist and parliamentary reformer, promoting free trade, Catholic emancipation and popular education. He served as a member of parliament for Bolton from 1841-1849. Needing a source of income, he invested in the Welsh iron industry, establishing a large ironworks in Glamorgan with other wealthy London merchants and bankers. After losing his money in the trade depression of the late 1840s, he spent four years as a British consul in China and in 1854 was appointed Govenor of Hong Kong. Bookseller Inventory # 31550

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Oakley, Thornton (1881-1953). American illustrator.

Published by Villa Nova, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1953. (1953)

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Item Description: Villa Nova, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1953., 1953. Book Condition: Fine. - sc - Over 28 words, dated March 14, 1953 penned on his 10-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide cream personal watermarked stationery with his name embossed at the top. Thornton Oakley thanks his friend Frank Schoonover for a painting: "That was a grand present! one of your finest canvases." He goes on to state that "I myself, my HP Collection, and the Philadelphia Free Library are all profoundly grateful". Signed "Thornton Oakely". Folded for mailing. Fine, together with the original 3-7/8 inch high by 7- 1/2 inch wide mailing envelope addressed in Oakley's hand and postmarked from Bryn Mawr. A fine association penned less than a month before Oakley's death on April 4 of that year. Both Thornton Oakley and Frank Schoonover were associated with the Brandywine School of Art. Oakley had put together a substantial collection of Howard Pyle's drawings, prints, letters and sketchbooks which he donated to the Philadelphia Free Library in 1951.The American artist & illustrator Thornton Oakley (1881-1953) was a student of Howard Pyle. He was deeply influenced by Howard Pyle's philosophy, saying in one of his lectures: "We never heard one word from our beloved teacher concerning tools and methods. His utterances were only of the spirit, thought, philosophy, ideals, vision, purpose." Oakley was a writer and illustrator for numerous periodicals, including Century, Collier's, Harper's Monthly, and Scribner's. He was in charge of the Department of Illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, taught drawing at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the jury selecting works for the San Francisco and also Philadelphia World's Fairs. Bookseller Inventory # 31545

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Oakley, Thornton (1881-1953). American illustrator.

Published by Villa Nova, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1947. (1947)

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Item Description: Villa Nova, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1947., 1947. Book Condition: Good. - sc - Approximately 60 words, dated May 20th, 1947, penned on his 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "Philadelphia Water Color Club" stationery. Writing as President of the Philadelphia Water Color Club to his friend Frank Schoonover, Thornton Oakley relates that he has heard back from the Art Alliance that their schedule is full for the season, but that "in their letter to me they say they 'have seen & admired Schoonover's work for many years' - & they will hold you in mind." Signed "Thornton Oakley". Folded for mailing with creases to the edges and corners. There is a small brown stain to the upper left corner. Good. A fine association, both Thornton Oakley and Frank Schoonover were associated with the Brandywine School of Art.The American artist & illustrator Thornton Oakley (1881-1953) was a student of Howard Pyle. He was deeply influenced by Howard Pyle's philosophy, saying in one of his lectures: "We never heard one word from our beloved teacher concerning tools and methods. His utterances were only of the spirit, thought, philosophy, ideals, vision, purpose." Oakley was a writer and illustrator for numerous periodicals, including Century, Collier's, Harper's Monthly, and Scribner's. He was in charge of the Department of Illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, taught drawing at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the jury selecting works for the San Francisco and also Philadelphia World's Fairs. Bookseller Inventory # 31544

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Frankel, Max.

Published by New York: February 5, 1982. (1982)

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Item Description: New York: February 5, 1982., 1982. Book Condition: Very good. - 24 words typed on a cream sheet of New York Times letterhead with the newspaper's address printed at the top and Frankel's title "Max Frankel / Editor, Editorial Page" below & to the left. The New York Times watermark appears in the lower right corner of the letterhead. Dated February 5, 1982. Signed "Max Frankel" in black ink. The letterhead is lightly bumped. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Frankel writes to Mrs. Robert E. Sherwood, widow of the playwright: "I am, sorry to say, not the author", but as the responsible editor, he thanks her for her kind note.Max Frankel was born in Germany in 1930 and came to the United States in 1940. He spent a long and brilliant career at the New York Times, joining the paper as a full-time reporter in 1952. After the war, he spent some time as a foreign correspondent, then served as chief Washington correspondent and head of the Washington bureau from 1968 to 1971. He was editor of the editorial page from 1977 to 1986 and executive editor of the paper from 1986 to 1994. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his coverage of Richard Nixon's trip to China. Bookseller Inventory # 31539

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Blackwell, Earl. (1909-1995). Hollywood gossip maven.

Published by New York: July 28, 1980. (1980)

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Item Description: New York: July 28, 1980., 1980. Book Condition: Very good. - 103 words typed on a sheet of Theater Hall of Fame letterhead, approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, with the Hall of Fame's Uris Theater Building address & its logo printed in blue at the top and an alternative address for correspondence printed at the foot of the page. Dated July 28, 1980. Signed "Earl Blackwood" with "Chairman of the Executive Committee" typed below the signature. The letterhead is lightly bumped with some light creasing to the top edge & with the top left corner a bit darkened. Earl Blackwood's name is written in red and underlined below the printed address and one phrase of the letter is underlined in red. "Sent photo Aug." is penned in blue ink below the body of the letter. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Earl Blackwell writes to Mrs. [Madeline] Sherwood, widow of playwright Robert E. Sherwood: "Some wonderful news! The Theater Hall of Fame in the Uris Theater will soon have on its walls handsomely framed photographs of all the theatrical greats who have thus far been honored.Please select a favorite photograph of your late husband that you wish to be included in this historically important permanent collection.Earl Blackwell came from southern gentry and mixed comfortably with the international jet set, using his social connections to raise money for the less fortunate, especially children in need. He became a promoter of celebrities and celebrity events and in 1939 founded Celebrity Service, which offered information and research, and published an International Celebrity Register. He was a director of the Broadway Foundation and, from 1957 to 1965, of the Mayor's Committee on Scholastic Achievement, which raised money for college scholarships. [Information from Blackwell's New York Times Obituary of March 4, 1995]. Bookseller Inventory # 31536

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Vandenberg, Arthur H. (1884-1951). Conservative Republican Senator from Michigan.

Published by [Washington, DC]: March 26, 1941. (1941)

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Item Description: [Washington, DC]: March 26, 1941., 1941. Book Condition: Very good. - 31 words typed on a sheet of cream United States Senate / Committee on Foreign Relations letterhead, approximately 11 inches high by 8 inches wide, with the committee's name and the names of the committee's members printed in blue at the top. Dated March 26, 1941. Signed "Cordially and faithfully, / A. H. Vandenberg". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Vandenberg thanks Professor P. S. Jacobsen of Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. for his "thoughtful and generous letter" and writes, " I shall always be happy to do anything I can for Colgate University". Bookseller Inventory # 31537

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Whitney, William C. (1841-1904). Financier and Secretary of the Navy in the Grover Cleveland administration. Investor in horse racing.

Published by [circa 1900]. [circa 1900] (1900)

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Item Description: [circa 1900]. [circa 1900], 1900. Book Condition: Very good. - A white card, 2-1/2 inches high by 3-7/8 inches high, boldly signed in black ink "Wm. C. Whitney". The edges of the card are very slightly darkened. Very good. William Collins Whitney was an American politician and financier. A conservative reformer, he served as Secretary of the Navy in the first Cleveland administration from 1885 to 1889. He was a major investor in thoroughbred horse racing, buying the best horses and hiring the best trainers and jockeys of his day. He established Westbury Stable at his summer estate near Old Westbury, Long island. Bookseller Inventory # 31538

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Atkinson, Brooks. (1894-1984). American theatre critic.

Published by Durham, NY: November 8, 1970. (1970)

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Item Description: Durham, NY: November 8, 1970., 1970. Book Condition: Very good. - Three typed paragraphs filling one side of a sheet of his personal letterhead, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, with his name & Durham address printed in brown at the top. Dated November 8, 1970. Signed "Brooks Atkinson" with 2 ink corrections to typos in the letter. There is a tiny tear to the left edge & some very light creasing to the right margin. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. A conscientious letter to a Mr. Silverman apologizing for having inscribed one of his books to "Martin instead of Maxwell" and offering to amend the inscription next time he comes to New York. "On the day I signed thirty-five copies I had to go down on the morning bus and come back on the afternoon bus.The morning bus was forty minutes late, and it gave me only about an hour and a half at Macmillans. I was working under pressure and my mind must have collapsed." The book was probably "Broadway, 1900-1970".Brooks Atkinson was an American theatre critic who worked for the New York Times from 1925 to 1960. In his obituary, the paper called him "the theater's most influential reviewer of his time". Bookseller Inventory # 31541

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Draper, Theodore. (1912-2006). American historian.

Published by New York: February 28, 1962. (1962)

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Item Description: New York: February 28, 1962., 1962. Book Condition: Very good. - 75 words typed on a sheet of his personal letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1 /2 inches wide, with his name & address printed at the top. Dated February 28, 1962. Signed "Theodore Draper" with an ink correction to the salutation. There is a light crease to the left margin. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Draper writes that he is unable to accept an assignment from the magazine. " I am working in an altogether different field now (Cuba), and I do not intend to go back to American Communism (for the third volume) until next fall.It makes me dizzy to think of taking on anything more." Draper refers here to his book "Castro's Revolution: Myths and Realities" [Praeger, 1962].Theodore H. "Ted" Draper was an American historian and political writer. He is best known for the fourteen books he authored during his lifetime, including his seminal works on the formative period of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Bookseller Inventory # 31542

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Chambers, Esther Shemitz. (d. 1986). Artist and wife of Whittaker Chambers.

Published by Westminster, MD: April 28, 1964. (1964)

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Item Description: Westminster, MD: April 28, 1964., 1964. Book Condition: Very good. - 14 words typed on a sheet of her personal letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, with her address at Pipe Creek Farm printed at the top. Dated April 28, 1964. Signed "Esther Chambers" with "Mrs. Whittaker Chambers" typed in parentheses below the signature. Her social security number, which is included in the note, is partially blacked out in ink. Folded twice for mailing. The letter is stapled to a carbon copy of the letter from the Curtis Publishing Company to which she is replying. Very good. Esther Chambers writes to send her social security number to Curtis Publishing in response to a note telling her that it is needed to process payment for the publication of an extract from Whittaker Chambers' book "Cold Friday". This was Chambers' second memoir, published posthumously in 1964 with the help of Duncan Norton-Taylor. It prophetically predicted that the fall of Communism would start in the satellite states surrounding the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe.Whittaker Chambers married the young artist and illustrator Esther Shemitz in 1930. She identified herself as a pacifist rather than a revolutionary and worked for The World Tomorrow, a pacifist magazine in the 1920s. She testified in full support of her husband at both Alger Hiss trials, though her testimony was sometimes contradictory and her memory unreliable. Bookseller Inventory # 31540

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Elcho, Lord. [Wemyss, Francis Charteris, 10th Earl of Wemyss]. (1818- 1914). Commander of the London Scottish regiment for 17 years. President of the London Homeopathic Hospital.

Published by [London]: June 10, 1860. (1860)

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Item Description: [London]: June 10, 1860., 1860. Book Condition: Very good. - A letter dated "June 10. 60" and penned on all 4 sides of a sheet of cream stock,approximately 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Elcho". The letter is taped to a piece of card stock, on which is mounted a newspaper cutting about Wemyss. There is light glue-staining to the left margins of the 1st and 3rd sides of the letter. Very good. Elcho apologizes to "Hughes" for a misunderstanding whereby Hughes took his soldiers out to Regents Park, having failed to get a message that the outing was canceled owing to the bad weather: "The arms get so ruined in rain and uniforms likewise that when the day is decidedly bad we ought not I think to take the men out."Francis Charteris, 10th Earl of Wemyss was known as Lord Elcho before he inherited his father's title. As Lord Elcho he was commanding office of the London Scottish regiment for seventeen years from its formation in 1859. He developed an interest in alternative medicine and became president of the London Homeopathic Hospital. Bookseller Inventory # 31535

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Serov, I.P.; editor).

Published by [Leningrad]: Leningrad Artists, 1959. (1959)

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Item Description: [Leningrad]: Leningrad Artists, 1959., 1959. Book Condition: Good. - Quarto, 11-5/8 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Pale yellow boards backed with tan cloth, illustrated with a modern multi-colored flower on the front cover, in its original cream dust wrapper with the word "Festival" printed in several colors and languages. The dust jacket is soiled and chipped with several short tears to the edges and with small pieces out at the head and tail of the jacket. The soiled and lightly rubbed covers are very slightly bowed. 100 pages, illustrated with a full- page color frontispiece, textual illustrations and 113 illustrations in color and black & white, including a superb color double-page illustration of "The Dove of Peace" by F. Nelyubin. The pictorial endpapers are darkened and foxed and there is color offsetting to the bottom and top edges of the title page. There is some foxing and occasional offsetting throughout. Good. First edition. RARE. [We have been unable to locate any other copy].Signed by "Jimmy Ernst" on the title page, although we have been unable to verify that this is the autograph of the son of the artist Max Ernst. Ernst's son, Jimmy, was himself an American painter.The text is in Cyrillic with an index in Cyrillic, German and English. Blurbs, on the dust jacket's inner flaps, are also printed in Cyrillic, German and English.The illustrations include a "Portrait of the Canadian Poet Joe Wallace" by I. Penteshin, a "Portrait of the Indian actor Prithvi Raj Kapoor" also by Penteshin, "A Cyprian Girl" by M. Smirnov, "A Youth from Black Africa" by Y. Podlyasky, "A German Artist at his Easel" by V. Vetrogonsky, and works by V. Efimov, S. Spitsin, I. Yackerson, V. Pirker, D. Borovsky, D. Arsenin, M. Litovchenko, etc."In the summer of 1957 in Moscow took place the VIth World Youth and Students Festival. Young men and women from all over the globe have demonstrated their ardent will for unity, their aspiration to defend peace and hapiness [sic] for all peoples. / A group of young Leningrad artists -- participants of the Festival has carried out a number of studies, sketches and drawings that are included in the present album. / The album does not pretend to give the full representation of all the events of the Festival; it is rather a fragmentary and incomplete, but exciting and sincere record about new friends, new acquaintances, about the festive Moscow. The aim of the authors of this album was to report to the audience some vivid episodes, to communicate the joyful atmosphere of the fete". -- Quoted from the dust jacket's blurb.The 6th World Festival of Youth and Students opened in Moscow on July 28, 1957. Taking place following the political changes and reforms initiated by Nikita Krushchev, known as Krushchev's Thaw, it was the first World Festival of Youth and Students held in the Soviet Union and drew over 34,000 people from 130 countries. Music and arts from around the world came to the USSR and Russian artists and performers like Russian Jazz musician Aleksey Kozlov had a chance to play with foreign musicians. A year later Van Cliburn electrified Russian audiences and judges winning the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.Discouraged from attending by the US Government, which suspected the festival would become an event of Soviet propaganda, those American artists and musicians who did show up became important missionaries of capitalism, appealing to Russian youth who flooded them with questions. Harry Colman, the only American visual artist to take part was a sensation with his "action painting". While he was unable to compete with the thousands of original abstract expressionists in the US, Colman became an overnight star in the Soviet capital. His displays of work were diametrically different than the social realism of Russian artists, and were considered one of the artistic weapons of the cold war with his every brush stroke interpreted as political gesture. Colman is depicted in the book in a sketch by Vladimir Vetrogonsky. Bookseller Inventory # 31533

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Natwick, Mildred (1905-1994). Stage, film and TV actress.

Published by circa [1940]. [1940] (1940)

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Item Description: circa [1940]. [1940], 1940. Book Condition: Good. - sc - An original 10 inch high by 8 inch wide black & white glossy photograph portraying the actress in three-quarter profile from the shoulders up. Attired in a dark low cut dress, the actress looks soulfully out to the corner. Inscribed to the collector Gil Bledsoe "with all best wishes" in blue ink at left and signed "Mildred Natwick". There are staple holes to the top right with creases to the edges and to the top left corner as well as some lighter creases to the image. Good. The American stage, film and television actress Mildred Natwick (1905-1994) made her film debut in John Ford's "The Long Voyage Home". She played roles in several John Ford classics including "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and the "Quiet Man" and played the role of Miss Ivy Gravely in Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry". She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Jane Fonda's mother in "Barefoot in the Park" (1967). She made numerous other film appearances, including playing the nanny n "Eloise". Following a co-starring role with Helen Hayes as an amateur sleuth in the 1971 movie "Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate", she then played opposite Hayes in the television movie and subsequent series "The Snoop Sisters", for which she won an Emmy. Bookseller Inventory # 31527

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Briggs, Austin. (1908-1973). Cartoonist and illustrator.

Published by New York: April 23, 1962. (1962)

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Item Description: New York: April 23, 1962., 1962. Book Condition: Very good. - 70 words penned in blue ink on 2 sides of a cream sheet of the Tuscany hotel letterhead, 6-3/4 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide, with the address printed in blue at the top. Signed "Cordially / Austin". There is a paper- clip mark to the top left corner of the letterhead & to the verso. Folded once for maling. Very good. Briggs writes to Ken Stuart, art director of the Saturday Evening Post, to ask him to give copies of manuscripts he is sending to Briggs to a Tom Holloway. "Pushing off tomorrow for the flight to Paris. It was good to see you at the A.D. pre-view, and I look forward to doing that story for the new, new Post."American cartoonist and illustrator Austin Briggs, after working for a time at a New York City advertising agency, became an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan. From 1940 to around 1944 he drew a Flash Gordon Daily strip, then went on to create illustrations for books and for magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Readers Digest. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1969. Bookseller Inventory # 31528

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Palmer, Harold Sutton (1854-1933). English watercolor landscape painter and illustrator.

Published by [Surrey], 1890. (1890)

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Item Description: [Surrey], 1890., 1890. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A beautifully executed 3-1/4 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide original watercolor landscape painting by the English artist Harold Sutton Palmer. The watercolor is painted above a chromolithograph of roses on an 8-1/4 inch high by 6 inch wide sheet of heavy stock from an autograph album. Titled "A Bit in Surrey" the watercolor depicts the tower and slate roof of a house rising from the lush vegetation far in the distance, with other buildings faintly hinted at beyond. Gentle blue and white mountains rise beyond a body of water in the background. Trees and shrubs in pastel shades of green, white and pink frame a trail or dirt path leading towards the distant village and the vague hint of a woman appears to be walking with her dog along the path. Signed "Sutton Palmer" and dated "1890" by the artist along the lower contour of the sketch. A beautiful finished painting by this significant artist. A penciled AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED is attached with tape from the verso to the right of the watercolor. The 14 word note is written on 8 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide lighter cream stock. Addressed "Dear Miss Kitty", the artist asks her to "Please accept the enclosed little sketch with ever fond wishes". Signed "Sutton Palmer".An additional leaf from the autograph album, illustrated with a matching chromolithograph, is attached. Monochrome illustrations decorate the rear of both leaves. There is some minor foxing. Very good.The English watercolor landscape painter and illustrator Harold Sutton Palmer (1854-1933) studied at the Royal College of Art. Specializing in watercolor paintings of idyllic rustic landscapes, he illustrated several books for the publishers A & C Black. Bookseller Inventory # 31485

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Conde, Louis V Joseph de Bourbon-Conde, Prince de (1736-1818).

Published by Paris, January 28, 1775. (1775)

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Item Description: Paris, January 28, 1775., 1775. Book Condition: Fine. - sc - Over 65 words penned in an unknown hand on 8-1/4 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide buff watermarked paper. Acknowledging receipt of good wishes for the new year from the City of Dijon "Je recois Messieurs, avec plaisir les voeux de la ville de Dijon." and proclaims his affection for its citizens "assurer vos concitoyens que mon affection pour eux est telle qu'ils peuvent le desirer." Signed "Louis Joseph de Bourbon" in ink by the Prince de Conde. Folded, else near fine. A member of the reigning House of Bourbon, Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Conde (1736-1818) occupied an important place at the court of Louis XV and Louis XVI. A French army general and Governor of Burgundy, he fled France after the fall of the Bastille, thus avoiding the fate of many other members of the royal house during the subsequent Reign of Terror. Settling in Coblenz in 1791 he led a large counter-revolutionary army of refugees. Among those he commanded were the Duc de Richelieu, grand nephew of the Cardinal, the Comte d'Artois, and Chateaubriand. Initially fighting in concert with the Austrians, the Arme of Conde entered the service of the English forces in 1795, fighting with them in Swabia. Following the Treaty of Campo Formio, the corps transferred its allegiance to the Russian Tsar Paul I. After the dissolution of the corps, Louis Joseph spent his exile in England. He returned to France to serve Louis XVIII after Napoleon's defeat. Bookseller Inventory # 31516

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Clymer, John. (1907-1989). American artist who created 80 covers for the Saturday Evening Post.

Published by Bridgewater, CT: February 2, 1962. (1962)

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Item Description: Bridgewater, CT: February 2, 1962., 1962. Book Condition: Very good. - 56 words typed on a sheet of his personal letterhead [10-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide] with his address printed at the top. Signed "John Clymer". Clymer's printed name is marked in red pencil in the address & there is a pencil notation with a red check mark in the top left corner of the letterhead. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Clymer replies to a secretary at the Saturday Evening Post who has asked for the location of Clymer's recent cover: "The location is Fish Lake, which is just above Salmon Le Sac on the Cle Elum River in the Cascade Mountains of Central Washington." The May 5, 1962 Post cover by Clymer was titled "Spring Warms the Mountains".Born in Ellensburg, Washington, John Ford Clymer was an American painter and illustrator known for his depictions of scenes from nature and the American West. He is best remembered as an illustrator for American magazines, including Argosy, Field and Stream and the Saturday Evening Post, for which he created eighty covers. Bookseller Inventory # 31520

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