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Published by Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, CA (1948)

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About this Item: Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, CA, 1948. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Very good plus. Hardcover is lightlyr ubbed at spine ends and corners and some edges, cover and foredges lightly soiled, Inscribed. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Seller Inventory # 172800

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PURDY, James

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About this Item: Excerpt from 63: Dream Kit. Ten typed pages. Signed by the author. Seller Inventory # 51538

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MYERS, Winifred A.

Published by Winifed A. Myers (Autographs) Ltd, London (1961)

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About this Item: Winifed A. Myers (Autographs) Ltd, London, 1961. Condition: Fine. First edition. Octavo. 10pp. Stapled printed blue wrappers. Very slight age-toning, still fine. Warmly Inscribed by Myers to bookseller and bibliographer William Wreden in Palo Alto in 1965. A nice association. Seller Inventory # 389765

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OLDSEY, Bernard

Published by 1stBooks, [No place] (2000)

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About this Item: 1stBooks, [No place], 2000. Condition: Fine. Quarto binder with clear plastic cover. Eight leaves printed rectos only, mixed printed and photocopied leaves, displaying notes to the printer. Inscribed by the author on the front sheet: "For Ron & Ann - a tidbit of my new novel. 10/22/00. Bern." A spy thriller set in the Ukraine, Oldsey was a respected Pennsylvania academic and author of 15 books, only two of which were novels. Seller Inventory # 398730

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JACKSON, Roger and Wm. E. Ashley

Published by (Valentine Miller, Tony Miller, Roger Jackson, Wm. E. Ashley, [No place] (1994)

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About this Item: (Valentine Miller, Tony Miller, Roger Jackson, Wm. E. Ashley, [No place], 1994. Condition: Fine. First trade edition. Octavo. Illustrated. Fine in wrappers. Sale Catalogue Compiled by Roger Jackson & Wm. E. Ashley. Inscribed to Miller scholar, Bertrand Mathieu: "To Bert Mathieu whose name seems to crop up in every Miller book I am involved with. Best to you in 1995! (and beyond). Roger Jackson, 12/17/94". With a few annotations in text by Mathieu. Seller Inventory # 313986

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MATHIEU, Bertrand

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About this Item: no publisher, (Charleville-Mezieres, 1990. Condition: Fine. Typed manuscript. Quarto. (15)pp. Fine with some oxidation from the paperclip on the front and rear wrap. Typed Signed Manuscript with a few scattered corrects and additions. An article that ran in Paris Magazine about his trip to visit Rimbaud's hometown, along with a brief biography and two Xeroxed photos. Mathieu was a writer and poet, as well as friend and translator of Henry Miller. Seller Inventory # 322949

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WHITE, Rev. Br. W.A.

Published by Salisbury, Maryland (1852)

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About this Item: Salisbury, Maryland, 1852. Condition: Near Fine. One folio leaf. Old fold marks and short tears, near fine. A handwritten poem, Signed and dated 17 April 1852 in Salisbury, Maryland, comparing the voyage through life of his brother freemasons as a nautical voyage presided over by God. The form of the poem consists of 24 lines in four tail-rhyme stanzas (aabccb), a common form in popular romantic poetry. Apparently an early celebration of Masonic brotherhood as practiced on the Maryland Eastern Shore. The Salisbury-area lodge was founded in 1848. Seller Inventory # 85272

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About this Item: Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, 1984. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. 96pp. Illustrated. Illustrated wrappers. Small tear on the spine else a near fine copy. Nicely Inscribed by Charles L. Blockson. Exhibition catalog for high spots from the Blockson Collection that formed the basis of his massive catalog. Seller Inventory # 406004

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LUCIE-SMITH, Edward

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About this Item: 1967. Condition: Near Fine. Carbon typescript. Two legal-sized leaves typed rectos only, staple din upper left corner. Horizontal fold, else near fine. Signed by Edward Lucie Smith. Seller Inventory # 416449

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WHEELOCK, John Hall

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About this Item: Condition: Near Fine. Octavo. Holograph poem Signed ("John Hall Wheelock"). Ten lines. Slight bend to one corner, near fine. Published in The Beloved Adventure (1912). Accompanied by a display card, probably indicating it was once exhibited. An early poem by this author. Seller Inventory # 81658

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WHEELOCK, John Hall

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About this Item: Condition: Near Fine. Octavo. Holograph poem Signed ("John Hall Wheelock") and dated in 1919. Sixteen lines. Two horizontal folds, slight glue remnant on one edge of the verso where it must have been tipped into an album, near fine. Published in Dust and Light. Accompanied by a display card, probably indicating it was once exhibited. An early poem by this author. Seller Inventory # 83379

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About this Item: Condition: Fine. Typed Manuscript Signed. Title page and fourteen numbered pages. Ribbon copy, clasp-bound in a folder, the text is heavily hand-corrected by Wheelock for a reading and speech he gave to the U.S. Mission to the U.N. organized by Mrs. Arthur J. Goldberg. Fine. Seller Inventory # 82031

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KRAUS, H.P.)

Published by Gerb. Mann Verlag, Berlin (1967)

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About this Item: Gerb. Mann Verlag, Berlin, 1967. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Red cloth gilt. Scrapes on the edges of endpapers where tape has been removed, else near fine. Inscribed by the subject of the book: "For Mrs. Florence Soldine(?) with kindest regards. H.P. Kraus. New York, Nov. 28, 1967.". Seller Inventory # 313418

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WHEELOCK, John Hall

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About this Item: Condition: Near Fine. Three page holograph manuscript of the poem "Bonac" on three octavo leaves written on rectos only. Shows extensive corrections. Note dated in 1952 on the last leaf by Wheelock explaining that this was the first draft of the poem written in 1951 and that "Bonac is the term used by local people for that section of Long Island from Montauk Point west, along the south shore for about thirty miles, including, of course, East Hampton where I have spent part of almost every summer for sixty-four years, and where I have written most of my poems." Wheelock was apparently unsure of the spelling and altered it on the manuscript from "Bonack" to "Bonac." Bonack was an old place name derived from Accabonac Harbor. Seller Inventory # 331207

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WALTER, Charles T.

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About this Item: Vermont, 1927. Condition: Very Good. Quarto sized two-ring binder measuring 8.5" x 11". 64pp. 12 sepia toned photographs. Bowing on the boards, tears on the spine fold, and some creasing else about very good Signed by the author on the dedication page. A manuscript, including some annotations, for what would become Charles T. Walter's Lights and Shadows of the Flood of 1927: Vermont at Its Worst; Vermonters at Their Best published in 1928 by The Cowles Press. Walter compiled poetry, firsthand accounts, and 12 photographs to tell the story of the devastating flood that hit Vermont in the fall of 1927. A paragraph under a photograph of a burning bridge reads "Burning one bridge to save another: It was found necessary, in order to save the new iron highway bridge, over Portland street, to burn the old wooden Maine Central Railroad bridge just above it. It was a spectacular occurrence, and a big crowd stood in the pouring rain to witness it." Historically the flood is considered "the worst natural disaster to ever strike Vermont in modern times" covering the state with 8.71 inches of rain. According to the National Weather Service, "1285 bridges were lost as well as countless numbers of homes and buildings destroyed and hundreds of miles of roads and railroad tracks washed out." The book shows the results of the rainfall: rising water, destroyed railroad tracks, and leveled houses. Although Vermont suffered Walter discusses how the natural disaster brought out the best in Vermonters ending his narrative with "we are not discourage by the multitude of water, and all its attendant consequences. It is not the Vermont way to repine and whine. Out feet are on the ground and our faces are toward the sunrise!" A wonderful manuscript displaying the effects of Vermont's greatest tragedy. Seller Inventory # 393994

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BARD, Bennet

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About this Item: (New Jersey), 1740. Condition: Good. Manuscript Indenture Signed by Bennet Bard, made for Anthony Woodward, "Cloath Dresser," on one sheet of laid paper measuring approximately 12.25" x 15" when unfolded. Dated October 6, 1740. Signed by two witnesses: James Johnston and John Bunting. Sets forth the terms and conditions of Woodward's three-year indenture to Bennet Bard, Esq., of the City of Burlington, in the Western Division of the Province of New Jersey. A few tiny tears to the corner folds, short sections of the horizontal creases have been neatly reinforced with Japanese paper on the blank verso, very good.A Colonial-era document from the noted Bard family of New Jersey and New York. Bennet Bard, the eldest son of Huguenot immigrants, inherited and acquired extensive tracts of land in Burlington County. As detailed in this document, Anthony Woodward entered into a three year contract "in Consideration of the Rents, Covenants, Conditions & Agreements herein Ascertained" to live and work at a saw mill on one of these tracts. Little else is recorded about Woodward. Bennet Bard served as Sheriff of nearby Hunterdon county in 1736, but he was removed from office after being found guilty of "divers notorious Barratrys Extortions and other malversions in his Office, and of Cruelly and unjustly Using and Abusing the Prisoners in his Custody." In 1745 and 1750 respectively, Bard published notices in the Pennsylvania Gazette and New York Gazette, offering rewards for a "run away Mulatto Spanish Slave, named George," and run away "Irish Servant Man named, Peter Garagan." Clearly not one of the more beloved Bards (his younger brother John and his son Samuel were both celebrated physicians), but a notable Colonial personage nonetheless. New Jersey Colonial Documents pp. 532-33. Seller Inventory # 351733

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BECKLES, Frances N. (McMILLIAN, Enolia Pettigen, Thelma Lucille Sayles Clifton, Dr. Nina Cole Rawlings, Grace Booker Hunt, Dr. Delores C. Hunt, Ellen Watkins Woodlawn, and Maria Ann Broom)

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About this Item: 1976. Condition: Near Fine. A photocopied draft of the partial manuscript of 20 Black Women: A Profile of Contemporary Black Maryland Women by Frances N. Beckles. Contained here are early copies of the preface, introduction and seven profiles, along with copies of two letters sent to Colonel E. Hutchin, Jr, at the Maryland Department of Economic and Community Development. Loose sheets stapled at the corner with the preface, introduction, and two profiles together, the remaining five profiles separately stapled, plus two single sheets. Totaling 63pp. Near fine with light wear to edges of one sheet and stains to the rear of another.Beckles was an editor, journalist, and former assistant professor at Morgan State University, who felt there was an absence of recognition of the contributions of black women in our society which inspired her to write 20 Black Women. The seven profiles here include: Enolia Pettigen McMillan, the first female elected president of the NAACP, and Thelma Lucille Sayles Clifton, former Poet Laureate of Maryland, along with Dr. Nina Cole Rawlings, Grace Booker Hunt, Dr. Delores C. Hunt, Ellen Watkins Woodlawn, and Maria Ann Broom. This group represents the total initial draft sent by Beckles to Hutchin for consideration by the Heritage Review Committee. The letters, dated December 27, 1976 and March 20, 1977, talk about her trouble in completion of the first draft of the book due to the delay of reimbursement funds and request for more time to finish the remaining profiles. The book is was published in 1978.An interesting early copy of the working draft and the difficulty in its completion. Seller Inventory # 383454

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NATHAN, Robert

Published by The Author, [No place] (1975)

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About this Item: The Author, [No place], 1975. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Photo-mechanically reproduced sheets in bradbound plastic and cardboard folder. One brad pulled through, stain to the bottom edge of many pages, affecting the margins but no text, very good. Inscribed by the author on the first leaf: "One of ten Xeroxed copies before publication of the original ms. typed by Berni Valentini -- who has typed all my ms. for the past twenty years. Robert Nathan Sept. 1975." Not unique, but obviously uncommon. Accompanied by a supplied Advance Review Copy of the first edition with publisher's material laid in. Seller Inventory # 54512

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UPDIKE, John

Published by Texas Arts Journal, Dallas (1977)

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About this Item: Texas Arts Journal, Dallas, 1977. Condition: Fine. First edition. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Fine in fine slipcase. Contains Updike's libretto for a children's opera, The Fisherman and His Wife. One of 22 copies, consisting of an issue of the magazine, and a printed folder with a page of the original typed manuscript laid in, Signed by Updike. This page is numbered page 33. The only appearance of this piece in printed form. Seller Inventory # 306452

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FARRELL, James T. as Jonathan Titulescu Fogarty

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About this Item: Condition: Good. A group of six related pieces, all linked to Farrell's alter-ego and occasionally fictional character Jonathan T. Fogarty. The archive consists of a Typed Manuscript, Signed by Farrell "Marketed by James T. Farrell, Official Biographer of Mr. Jonathan Titulescu Fogarty." Five pages typed on rectos only. Quarto sheets. The original title and date (Mar 4/55) have been heavily scored through, and Farrell has written in blue ink the new title, as well as a couple of small corrections in the text. A satirical essay, written as a conversation between Fogarty and a bartender, the subject being Eloquent Dempsey, an Irish politician. The conclusion -- a good politician is a super-market of public service.[With]: A one quarto page manuscript in ink on notebook paper in Farrell's hand beginning, "I am the world's greatest authority on Mr. Jonathan T. Fogarty. Fogarty is President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the J.T. Fogarty society for the Discovery of the World Brain. He is the author of "The Name is Fogarty." He sends the following message."[With]: A typed quarto sheet, carbon copy (signed in type as Fogarty), dated Nov. 10, 1955 headed "Official Announcement" stating that Fogarty has organized the Fogarty Bureau of World Culture, which will assemble the best brains in the world, etc. Its slogans being; "World Culture For Everyone" and "They Also Serve Who Sign The Checks and Letterheads."[With]: One page Typed Letter Signed by James Henley (president of Vanguard Press) to the book editor (and rare bookman) Van Allen Bradley of the Chicago Daily News saying that Farrell-Fogarty will be in Chicago in April, 1950, presumably looking to be interviewed.[With]: One page Typed Letter Signed by Farrell as Fogarty to the editor of the same paper stating that Fogarty has organized a non-profit organization to buy up all the steel, paint, marble, etc. which was used in representations of Stalin (no longer wanted by the Russians) and suggesting a sale of the material be held at Warshawsky's.[With]: Two page Typed Letter Signed in ink by Farrell as Fogarty to the literary editor of the Chicago Daily News, N.Y., Feb. 7, 1950, stating that Chicago is a mighty interesting city, and since Fogarty is having trouble finding the World Brain he is taking his search to Chicago.A curious and interesting group, showing Farrell identifying himself in his later life with Fogarty, as he had earlier in his career identified with Studs Lonigan and Danny O'Neill. Housed in a custom black clamshell cloth case with black morocco label stamped in gilt. Seller Inventory # 68869

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MICHEL, John

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About this Item: [no publisher, (New York), 1863. Condition: Very Good. Bound ruled "blank book." Measuring 8"x 6.25". Full contemporary calf wallet binding, consisting of 161 leaves or 322 (unnumbered) manuscript pages, with tables and diagrams in the author's hand. Very good, the leather is rubbed and scuffed, soft and pliable. Autograph notebook, written in German, of Civil War Union Sergeant John Michel, Signed and dated 27 September, 1863, started soon after his release from the Army. With two distinct letterpress stationer's labels for "R.C. Barclay, Binder, Stationer, and Blank Book Manufacturer" on the front pastedown (which opens out into an accordion style pocket) and the back pastedown. Appears to lack four leaves (possibly removed by Michel) with one detached leaf laid in.John Michel served in the celebrated United Turner Rifles (the 20th New York Volunteer Infantry) from 1861 to 1863, a unit composed largely of German immigrants. He was mustered in as corporal and promoted sergeant in July, 1861, and mustered out on June 1, 1863. The journal consists of his study of the horoscope and related astrological observations, and of electricity and magnetism. Interspersed throughout the text are alphabets and number sequences with corresponding ciphers. Of particular interest are his diagrams of batteries and the electric telegraph, and other devices relating to electricity and magnetism. A fascinating, carefully written, and detailed manuscript. Seller Inventory # 335619

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HOLLO, Anselm

Published by Turret Books], [London (1968)

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About this Item: Turret Books], [London, 1968. Condition: Fine. Manuscript. 39pp. Leaves of various sizes and weights both typed and handwritten by the author with numerous and significant holograph annotations throughout. Fine except for marks left from the oxidized staples on front and rear wrappers. Self-described on the first leaf by Hollo as: "Copy (type/manuscript) of first version of the collection THE MAN IN THE TREETOP HAT (Turret Books, London, 1967), originally intended for publication by Scorpion Press (Lowestoft) in 1965; with holograph annotations giving the additions and changes made, and containing drafts and manuscripts of the poems added to first version, as well as minor corrections. Dated and Signed by the author in January of 1967 (the year the Finnish-born poet and translator moved to the United States). Seller Inventory # 316433

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HELLER, Peter

Published by Simon & Schuster, New York (1973)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1973. Condition: Very Good. Bound manuscript. Introduction by Muhammad Ali. Quarto. Unpaginated. Typed carbon copies on pink and yellow carbon paper. Contemporary full cloth stamped in gilt with the title and author and: "Original Manuscript. March 16, 1973. To Sally. With Love." Dampstain mostly visible only on the front fly, a single word also on the front fly, else very good or better. Inscribed on the title page at a later date: "To Joe McMahon from Muhammad Ali 6-4-89." The carbon manuscript displays corrections in type and some penciled corrections, including the addition of Sugar Ray Robinson to the contents and a typed-in addition of Jose Torres. A cursory comparison to the printed book reveals a multitude of changes from this manuscript version. Interviews with Jack Dempsey, Mickey Walker, Pete Herman, Gunboat Smith, Fidel LaBarba, Tommy Loughran, Jack Sharkey, Rocky Graziano, Jake LaMotta, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jose Torres, Emile Griffith, Floyd Patterson, Archie Moore, and several others. The recipient of the book was Sally Drell, whom the author referred to in the acknowledgments: "And finally my thanks to Sally Drell, for coming into my life. and for bringing with her the title for this book." Joe McMahon is presumably a collector who sought out Ali at a later date. Regarded by many to be among the best books on boxing, this is a unique copy. Seller Inventory # 364462

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THOMAS, George

Published by Williams & Norgate Ltd, London (1935)

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About this Item: Williams & Norgate Ltd, London, 1935. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. Foreword by Beverley Nichols. Spine a little cocked and some light foxing on the boards, very good in very good dustwrapper with spine-toning, and small nicks at the spine ends. Jacket art by Macadam. First novel by this author. His previous personal memoir, A Tenement in Soho, or Two Flights Up, which was published with a foreword by John Oxenham, was well-received, and described his family, who lived above Berwick Market, and their enormously difficult life struggling with poverty and disease. The son of a dustman, the author, his mother, and two of his siblings suffered from progressive muscular atrophy. George (as well as his mother and two other siblings) were confined to the flat, and later, encouraged by Erica Oxenham, he took a correspondence course. Remarkably, he found love, marrying a woman whom he met through correspondence in 1943, agreeing to marry before they had ever met. He died in 1952 in his late 40s.This autobiographical novel continues the saga from his first book, about a group of working class families living in Crow Court, seemingly substituting for the author's Westminster home. Critically well-received (some compared his dark resentment to Denton Welch), but financially unremunerative, this was his last book. He was the subject of a 1970 biography George Thomas of Soho by Dame Felicitas Corrigan, with an Introduction by Sir Alec Guinness.Accompanied by the original handwritten manuscript. [3], [1] (publisher's typed blurbs from Vita Sackville-West, James Agate, and others), 544 numbered leaves written on rectos only. Small tears and nicks at the extremities, overall very good or better. Old auction flag (from 1997) present. Author's handwritten manuscript showing substantial corrections - deletions, emendations, and additions, also with handwritten title page (with author's address listed) and author's note. The publisher apparently used the original manuscript for editing and perhaps also as the setting copy, hence the presence of the page of typed blurbs, and the manuscript shows light traces of penciled copy editors marks.A fully executed and handwritten manuscript for a fascinating if forgotten novel that is probably worthy of more study. Seller Inventory # 410016

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About this Item: 1901. Condition: Fine. Manuscript. Large octavo. Approximately 40 unnumbered pages consisting of calligraphic title page, preface, and transcriptions of the Hall Caine Autograph Letters which are mounted to reveal both sides of the letters and include one envelope; followed by the manuscript of the biography consisting of 244 leaves handwritten on rectos only, with corrections and revisions in the hands of both Kenyon and Hall Caine. Beautifully bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full blue morocco elaborated stamped in gilt and red, in custom cloth clamshell case. Fine; the case shows modest wear.The book also displays a later gift inscription: "To my dear and beloved friend David G. Joyce given this day Sunday May 21, 1916. Harry Dayton Sickles." A fascinating, if problematic inscription. Joyce was a noted Chicago book collector. Sickles was a horse of a different color: a forger who was in league with Eugene Fields, II. Indeed it is now widely thought that it was Sickles who did most of the actual forgery for which Fields, the son of the noted poet, was notorious.However, it seems unlikely that Sickles would go to the laborious trouble of forging a complete 244 page and little known biography, or even the Hall Caine letters, most of which are on either Caine's own stationary (Greeba Castle on the Isle of Man), or on that of his publisher (William Heinemann, 21, Bedford Street). It seems much more likely that Sickles was gifting the beautifully bound minor manuscript on a collector who might be more likely to pursue bigger game. Some searching reveals that Joyce seemed to be more interested in a book's binding than it's contents - an auction disbursement in 1922 of at least some of his library seemed almost devoted exclusively to sumptuous modern English bindings, of which this would qualify.Caine was a very popular Manx novelist of the period. A beautifully bound manuscript with interesting provenance and related correspondence. Seller Inventory # 407066

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BERLIN, Irving

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About this Item: Condition: Very Good. One partially printed bi-folium (one leaf folded to make four pages). The single fold is neatly reinforced with tape, else very good or better. Printed with staves, music has been filled in with pencil on two facing pages, and Berlin has captioned the song, filled in the lyrics (intended for his granddaughter, Mary Ellin Barrett of the title), and has Inscribed it at the bottom of the left-hand page: "For Mary Ellin - With love from Grandpa. 1974." Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mary Ellin Barrett, and a photocopy of a newspaper article about Barrett and her relationship with her grandfather. Berlin famously could not write or read musical notation, so we cannot confirm in whose hand the music is written, however, the lyrics are clearly in Berlin's hand. Seller Inventory # 393396

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BERENDT, John

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About this Item: The Author, New York, 1993. Condition: Very Good. Unbound manuscript pages. 491 leaves, typed on rectos only. The title page has a modest stain, otherwise the pages are fine. Housed in a worn paper box with a note "J.B.'s Book" on the back. Several small corrections (typos, spelling) in the text in an unknown hand. There are many significant differences between this manuscript and the final published version, including different chapter headings, rewritten passages, name changes (to protect the innocent and avoid lawsuits), exclusion of some anecdotes, and differing accounts of the same event. Inscribed by Berendt on the title page to the sister of his very close friend Bruce Kelly, a landscape architect who was responsible for designing many parts of New York's Central Park, most notably Strawberry Fields: "For Phyllis Kennedy -- With great affection. You read this manuscript before it turned into a book, and the main reason it DID become a book was the suggestions and encouragement of Bruce Kelly, your brother & my great good friend. All the best John Berendt. New York 12/13/99." In 1985 Berendt and Bruce Kelly co-edited, with others, Rebuilding Central Park: A Management and Restoration Plan. Reportedly, Kelly knew the Jim Williams story from his Georgia-resident sister, to whom this is inscribed, and suggested to Berendt that it would make an interesting story. Kelly died in 1993 at the age of 44, the year before Berendt's bestseller was published. Berendt wrote an essay about Kelly for the book Loss Within Loss, edited by Edmund White, which commemorated the lives of artists, writers, and other creative people who died of AIDS. The splendid nonfiction account of a celebrated crime in Savannah, Georgia, in which the author manages to capture the feel and character of the city and its residents. The basis for the 1997 Clint Eastwood-directed film with John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, and Jude Law. Seller Inventory # 97580

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KARASZ, Ilonka and Penfield Royce

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About this Item: Condition: Near Fine. Verse by Penfield Royce. Designed by Ilonka Karasz. Quarto. Eleven vellum leaves, making 22 pages. Bound in heavy vellum covered boards. Front board heavily decorated by Karasz, with the title, the author, and designer; the back cover features a decorative border surrounding a flower. The pastedowns are decorated at the borders, extending onto the inside edges of the boards. Rubrication, otherwise the lettering is in black, the illuminations are primarily in red, blue, and gold. In all likelihood, a private commission from the mid-twenties accomplished by Karasz for a little-known author. These sentiments on love are presented in calligraphy with decorations by the artist in her typical country-ish, naive style, but display the contemporary influence of art-deco. Karasz was born in Hungary, and after moving to this country as a teenager, she designed furniture, ads, household goods, and more. She was a celebrated cover artist for The New Yorker, and illustrated many dust jackets, the most familiar of which might be that for West's Friendly Persuasion. She was a neighbor and close friend of Rex Stout's wife, designer Pola Stout. The front cover is a bit rubbed and faded; the boards a little bowed as expected, but overall in near fine condition; in a custom clamshell box. Seller Inventory # 392246

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LEARY, Timothy

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About this Item: 1963. Condition: Near Fine. A small but significant archive from the early years of Timothy Leary's advocacy of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) including: a Typed Letter Signed from Leary; newsletters, bibliography, and statements of purpose from his International Federation for Internal Freedom (IFIF); various scientific offprints and other material relating to LSD; an intriguing 10 page carbon typescript for an unknown article on LSD's effects on various test subjects; and other various ephemera. The archive is generally in near fine or better condition with folds from being mailed and minor edgewear.The IFIF was founded by Leary, Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass), Alan Watts, and others in order to advance the spiritual awakening triggered by LSD. This material appears to have been sent by Leary to a Dr. Jay Richards in Larkspur, California just as Leary was fired from his position as a lecturer at Harvard University and was gaining notoriety for his experiments with the drug. Leary's letter encourages Richards' research and promising to help by "sending along a bibliography, some newsletters and scientific papers describing some of the work we have been doing . We will put you on our mailing list and make sure that you are kept up to date with our progress." The material mentioned in the letter is all still present, along with the original mailer.Additional material includes a half written letter to "Richard" (Richard Alpert?); an eight stanza poem filled with psychedelic imagery; a list of books on drugs and their effects on the mind; and, most interesting, an unattributed but important 10 page typescript essay on LSD and its effects, Much Ado About Almost Nothing. Interestingly, a 1.5" x 3" piece has been torn from the top right corner of the first page, but not affecting the body of text; apparently the piece contained a sample of LSD, and was torn off and ingested. The essay is unsigned, so there is no direct evidence that it was produced by Leary other than its presence with associated material, but it would not be inconceivable.The essay reads in part "Among the most wondrous of the 'new wonder drugs' is a relatively strange being. Although doctors have been using it for more than a decade, no one has yet to satisfactorily explain what it does or how it does it. It has been labeled everything from dangerous to poisonous, including such connotative names as 'dope,' 'wild,' 'boon to psychiatry,' 'Psychotic inductor,' 'pathway to schizophrenia,' .and 'narcotic.'. Its uses are varied. It has been used to temporarily induce some forms of mental disorders for the purpose of subjective and objective study; it has been used as a sedative for some forms of mental disorders; it has been used as an aid to various forms of religious experience and as a means of understanding. It has been used as a source of amusement by some, and because of this has been used time and time again as the object of anti-drug education. ."A significant and important archive. A detailed list available upon request. Seller Inventory # 394373

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Manuscript]: One Lonely Night: SPILLANE, Mickey

SPILLANE, Mickey

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About this Item: Condition: Near Fine. Original manuscript of the fourth Mike Hammer novel. 253 typed pages printed rectos only, with 246 pages of text (paged 1-240), with six additional pages inserted, plus seven pages of preliminary matter. Spillane's deletions are substantial, his changes and corrections are numerous, on nearly every page, and are virtually all in his hand (there are a few copy editor's or typesetter's corrections as well). Signed twice by the author and dated 27 September 1950 (the novel was published in 1951). Near fine, the top sheet, as usual, exhibiting the most wear. Hammer finds a ring of Commies and kills them by the scores, literally, at one point dispatching 40 by machine gun! Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. Seller Inventory # 277306

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