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The Library of George Cosmatos: Part 1; 23 March 2005; Sale L05400
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The Library of George Cosmatos: Part 1; 23 March 2005; Sale L05400

By Sotheby's London

London: Sotheby's London, 2005. 254 pp. 522 lots. A tiny bump to top fore edge corner. Part One, London only. Session One: English and American Literature, Children's Books, History and Science: Seventeenth Century: Lots 1-8; Eighteenth Century: Lots 9-17; Nineteenth Century: Lots 18-191; Session Two: Twentieth Century Lots 192-438; including film Lots 270-194; Cookery, Lots 439-441; Art and Art Reference Lots 442-449; Continental and World Literature, Lots 450-522. Cosmatos received the Golden Raspberry Award in 1985 for directing Rambo: First Blood Part II. Nicely illustrated, with photos of the filmmaker.. Illustrated Wraps. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.00

Andrew Lang and Journalism
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Andrew Lang and Journalism

By Salmond, J. B

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1951. 32 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 11 May 1950. ''Yet we may consider that, though journalism may kill a man, it quickens his life while it lasts--of all men in educated callings, unless he has a college fellowship to rest upon, he is least able to let himself degenerate into the too well-known type described by La Fontaine: 'Il se leve un matin sans savoir pourquoi faire. / Il se promene, il va, i dessein, sans sujet. / Il se couche le soir sans savoir d'ordinaire / Ce que dans le jour il a fait.' ''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

Partisan Review 4; 1983 Volume L, Number 4
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Partisan Review 4; 1983 Volume L, Number 4

Boston: Partisan Review, 1983. 154 pp. 486-640. Writers in Exile: Politics and Ideology--Boris Schragin, Stanislaw Baranczak, Erazim Kohak, Leszek Kolakowski; Encounters with the West--Sergei Dovlatov, Yuz Aleshkovsky, Vladimir Voinovich, Andrei Siniaski. Fiction: Italo Calvino--Park Bench Vacation, Saturday of Sun, Sand, and Sleep. Articles: William Phillips--Four Portraits; Pico Iyer--The World According to Beattie; Marjorie Welish--Flesh and the Devil in Figure Painting; David Remnick--An Interview with Charles Wright; Dan Jacobson--On Migratory Workers; Morris Dickstein, Peter Brooks, Williams Phillips, Edith Kurzweil, Steven Marcus, Leon Weiseltier, Dennis Wrong--Intellectuals and Politics.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

Partisan Review; 1971 Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
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Partisan Review; 1971 Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

Boston: Partisan Review, 1971. 127 pp. 9-127. Cover by Larry Rivers and Terry Southern. Articles: America II, cont.,--William Appleman Williams, Michael Harrington, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Circus at Varna--Norman Birnbaum. Poems: John Hollander, jerome Nathanson. Stories: Trotsky in Exile (A Play) by Peter Weiss; Spies I have Known by Doris Lessing. Arguments: The Politics of Terror by Martin Jay. Contemporary Nonsense. Books: Yeats by Harold Bloom: William H. Pritchard; Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era by Zbigniew Brzezinski: James Gilbert; Deliverence by James Dickey; The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard; Cony-Catching by Kirby Farrell; 1968 by Richard Stern: Marcia Cavell. Audubon: A Vision by Robert Penn Warren; The George Washington Poems by Diane Wakoski; The Common Shore by Robert Kelly; Gunslinger Books I and II by Edward Dorn: Norman Martien.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

Modern Literature: Catalogue 1235
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Modern Literature: Catalogue 1235

London: Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1997. 421 items. From A Beckett to Yeats. Many interesting items with detailed descriptions. . Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Andrew Lang and the Casket Letter Controversy
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Andrew Lang and the Casket Letter Controversy

By Black, J. B

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1951. 32 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 11 May 1949. ''You will see that I am leading you gently but firmly towards what is generally admitted to be the greatest 'Serbonian bog' of History, where 'armies whole' of critics have 'sunk', in vain effort to find bottom, and from which few have emerged with credit.''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

Grand Street: 60: Paranoia
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Grand Street: 60: Paranoia

New York: Grand Street, 1997. 278 pp. Antonin Artaud-''Untitled'' (tr. Clayton Eshleman and Bernard Bador); Jeff Clark-''St. Nemele''; Lawrence Ferlinghetti-Two Poems; Forrest Gander-Two Poems: ''Escaped Trees of Lynchburg,'' ''Inexhaustible Appearance''; Jorge Guillen-Six Poems (all poems translated by Cola Franzen): ''Afterwards,'' ''Ministry, Minstrelry,'' ''Corner Bar,'' ''Ultramadrigal,'' ''My Dear Sir,'' ''Air All Around''; Michael Hofmann-Four Poems: ''Erding Endstation,'' ''Night Train,'' ''Before She Met Me,'' ''Fucking''; Fanny Howe-''The Wreck of the 737''; Damon Krukowski-''Caresse Crosby Dreams a Dream''; James Laughlin-''Three Pentastichs''; D. Nurkse-''Empire Boulevard,'' ''Payless''; Larissa Szporluk-''Holy Ghost''; Laszlo Darvasi-''Stories of Kisses, Stories of Tears'' (tr. Ivan Sanders); Einar Mar Gudmundsson-''Angels of the Universe'' (tr. Bernard Scudder); Nora Okja Keller-''From Comfort Woman''; Daniil Kharms-''A Man Came Outside'' (tr. Susan Brownsberger); David Foster Wallace-''Death Is Not The End''; Robert McLiam Wilson-''From Ripley Bogle''; David Cronenberg-''From Shivers''; Salvador Dali-(Portfolio); Peter Fend-''Chernobyl Solutions''; Vladimir Kovenatsky-''The Way It Was''; Justen Ladda-''Mixed Picks''; Paul Laffoley-''Speculation in Mind-Physics: Work in the Visionary Genre''; Heinrich Anton Muller-(Portfolio), ''Mobiles and Machines''; Adrian Piper-''Decisions, Decisions''; Tom Sachs-''Cultural Prosthetics''; Survival Research Laboratories-''Untitled''; Melvin Way-''Untitled''; Daniel Lee Anders-''Letters From the Hole''; Salvador Dali-''The Rotten Ass'' (tr. Arthur Goldhammer); Clayton Eshleman-''Spectator, Specter, Sitter''; Alex Halberstadt-(notes on Vladimir Kovenatsky); Sylvere Lotringer-''I Talked About God With Antonin Artaud'' (interview with Dr. Jacques Latremoliere, tr. Deborah Treisman); Michael Madore-(notes on Melvin Way); Jackie McAllister- (notes on Heinrich Anton Muller) Fiona Shaw-''Illusions and Delusions'' (interview with Jean Stein); Jean Stein-''Illusions and Delusions'' (interview with Fiona Shaw); John Waters-''On Shivers'' (interview with Anne Doran); John Yau- (on Paul Laffoley). Illustrated Wraps. Near Fine.

$13.00

Leigh Hunt and His Circle
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Leigh Hunt and His Circle

By Blunden, Edmund

New York: Harper Brothers Puplishers [sic], 1930. 402 pp. Spine has faded and has 1/4-inch tear at top which is holding up nicely. Nicely done p.o. bookplate on pastedown. Would be VG+ but for spine problems. P.O. Bookplate on pastedown. Stated First Edition (F-E)CONTENTS: Preface; I Parentalia. 1750-1791; II The Fortunate Bluecoat Boy. 1791-1799; III Ver et Venus. 1800-1803; IV The Three Brothers. 1804-808; V 'The Examiner' in Action. 1808-1811; VI The Wit in the Dungeon. 1811-1814; VII The Descent of Liberty. 1814-1815; VIII Young Poets. 1815-1817; IX With Shelley. 1817-1818; X Music and Discord. 1817-1819; XI The Friend of Keats. 1819-1821; XII Won and Lost. 1822; XIII Byron Stands in Shelley's Place. 1822-1823; XIV North and South. 1823-1824; XV The Refugee. 1825-1827; XVI The Book about Byron. 1828-1832; XVII Hunt at Fifty. 1830-1835; XVIII Ghosts of Chelsea. 1834-1840; XIX The Poetical Horizon. 1840-1847; XX The Youngest Son. 1847-1852; XXI The Great Beneficence.1852-1859; XXII Kensal Green and Beyond; Appendices: I A List of Leigh Hunt's Works; II A View of his Intimate Circle. By Thornton Hunt; Ill His Collection of Locks of Hair; IV Some Authorities; ILLUSTRATIONS: Leigh Hunt, aged 36. engraved by J. C. Armytage (from an unfinished miniature by Joseph Severn) Frontispiece; Leigh Hunt, aged about 7 yeers (from a miniature); A corner of Christ's Hospital in Leigh Hunt's day; Leigh Hunt's Chelsea; Leigh Hunt in theatrical costume (from an oil painting probably by B. R. Haydon); Charles Lamb. (The artist was at Christ's Hospital in Hunt's day); The Vale of Health, Hampstead, showing Hunt's house (from an engraving of 1827); Thomas Moore; Keats, by Marianne Hunt (from a silhouette in the possession of the Rt. Hen. Sir William Bull, Bart.); Byron. Mrs. Hunt's silhouette; Shelley. Wyon's medallion, based on Mrs. Hunt's bust of Shelley; Leigh Hunt, aged 50, author of Byron and His Contemporaries; Leigh Hunt, G. H. Lewes, Vincent Hunt, and W. B. Scott (etched by W. B. S.); Tennyson; Leigh Hunt, by his wife (from a silhouette in the possession of the Rt. Hon. Sir William Bull, Bart.); Leigh Hunt's monument in Kensal Green cemetary; Appendix III: Leigh Hunt's collection of locks of hair: 'We pass to that of the next friend, admirable also for his genius and only less dear to us, because we had not had occasion to know him under so many endearing circumstances. How we loved him, need not be added. Mr. Keats’ hair was remarkable for its beauty,—its flowing grace and fineness. It was a kind of ideal, poetical hair; and the locks we possess (for we have two) are beautiful specimens, calling up the instant admiration of the spectators. They are long, thick, exquisitely fine, and running into ringlets. The colour is brown, of that sort which has a yellowish look in it in some lights, and a darker one or auburn in others. They remind us of the love-locks of the cavaliers. Colonel Hutchinson might have had such, or young Milton. They are tresses--things rarely seen nowadays, of a natural growth, on the heads of young men: and remember the poet was a young man, and manly in spirit as his locks were beautiful.'. First Edition. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.00

Andrew Lang, The Poet
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Andrew Lang, The Poet

By Murray, Gilbert

London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1948. 27 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration and chipping near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 7 May 1947. ''When Theodore Roosevelt, the first of that name to be a famous President of the United States, was in England after his bold exploration of the Amazon, he was invited to Oxford to give the Romanes Lecture. It was a great occasion. The Vice-Chancellor and Doctors were assembled in the Divinity School, preparatory to wlking in procession acorss to the Sheldonian Theatre, where the lecture was to be delivered. Roosevelt had written to me saying that he had been quite convinced by my book on Homer, and as he had previously expressed his agreement with Lang's books, this put him in a slightly difficult position towards Lang. The President came up to me and said: 'Are you on speaking terms with Andrew Lang?' 'Yes', I said, ' we call each other the most dreadful names.' 'Will you introduce me to him?' I took him to where Lang was leaning absent-mindedly against the wall. 'Mr. Lang', he said, 'I have done you a wrong. I have let Gilbert Murray convert me about Homer.' ' Never mind', siad Lang wearily; 'I converted a man once.' 'But that is not the worst', said Roosevelt. 'I have taken one of your most ardent disciples and destroyed his faith in you. When I was exploring the Amazon we had with us a man, a hard-headed, ultra-scientific Scotchman, who was always quoting Andrew Lang to us: Andrew Lang the historian, Andrew Lang the anthropologist, Andrew Lang who knew the really scientific explanation of all the problems that we came across in our travels. At last I couldn't stand it and said to him: ''Do you mean Andrew Lang the poet?'' ''Poet?'' said he. ''Nonsense; he is a great man of learning, not one of your poets.'' Now when I travel', Roosevelt continued, 'I travel very light, but I take with me five or six really good books, just the few I admire most. ''Not a poet?'' I said, taking your poems out of my pocket. ''What do you call that?'' He took it, and he set to work to read it. The first week he read hard and got to page twenty. The second week he fell back somehow, and only got to page fifteen. Couldn't bear it, I suppose. Sir, I fear I have destroyed you in that man's estimation for ever.' So saying, Roosevelt turned away, leaving Lang quietly purring with pleasure, and joined the procession, which had been waiting for him most of the time that he was telling his story.''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

Partisan Review; 1964 Volume XXXI, Number 4
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Partisan Review; 1964 Volume XXXI, Number 4

Boston: Partisan Review, 1964. 181 pp. 495-676. Some discoloration to white wraps. My Kinsman, Major Molineux--Robert Lowell; Notes on Camp--Susan Sontag; Four Poems--Muriel Spark; Art and the New York Avante-Garde--Max Kozloff; Radicals on the Right--R. H. S. Crossman; Some Comments on Senator Goldwater--Daniel Bell, Martin B. Duberman, George P. Eliot, Richard Hofstadter, John Hollander, Jack Ludwig, Hans, J. Morgenthal, William Phillips, Richard Poirer, Philip Rahv, Richard Schlatter, William Taylor. Books: The Triumph of the Fact, George Lichtheim; Theory and Practice, Marshall Berman; Why Johnny Can't Write, Mason W. Gross. Critics and Critics: Unlucky J.I.M., John Simon; Spacecritics, Paul de Man; The Master Builder, Philip P. Hallie; Wit and Wisdom, Reubon A. Brower; Endgame, Stephen Donadio. Index to Volume XXXI.///////////// . Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

The Opinions of Anatole France
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The Opinions of Anatole France

By Segur, Nicolas; authorized translation and introduction by J. Lewis May

New York/London: John Lane The Bodley Head/Dodd Mead, 1928. 219 pp. Spine considerably darkened and beginning to wear at top and bottom. Boards are clean and bright with minimal wear. Pages clean and mostly uncut, however book opens to sewing in three places. Decorative endpapers. Two-color TP, graphics on TP and half-title. Init caps throughout. ' ''Yes,'' I answered, ''Heraclitus was probably the first to discover the malady of pessimism; and that is why Nietzsche hailed him as a master.''//''Clearly,'' answered France musingly, ''Only, whether our philosophic ideas sadden or console, it is, in either case, the result of a delusion. Yes, of a great delusion. We are wont, in fact, to imagine that, by a long process of thought and reflection, it is possible for us to unveil any secret we will. We deem that no department of knowledge is closed to us. Proud of his attributes as a thinking animal, man has rashly sought to build up, on the basis of his intellectual powers, a grandiose edifice which, forsooth, is supposed to explain and interpret all things. He has created philosophy and attaches a serious value to the pale illusions of his senses. He has reared the monstrous Babel Tower of metaphysics on the shifting sands of his own sensations. And this Tower of Babel, which is but a silly toy, overshadows him, withal, and fills his heart with sadness.'' '. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Katerina (Yekaterina Ivanovna): A Drama in 4 Acts
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Katerina (Yekaterina Ivanovna): A Drama in 4 Acts

By Andreyev, Leonid

New York: Brentano's, 1923. x, 181 p. Blue Cloth, with some spotting and soiling to boards, the spine has browned and is mostly intact, with light rubbing at top and bottom and one small puncture. See photo. Pages are lightly tanned at edges but still supple. Otherwise a clean, sturdy copy. ''Katerina, or Yekaterina Ivanovna, was produced by the Moscow Art Theatre during the season of 1912-1913 . . . Afterward it was produced in various theatres throughout Russia. Like Andreyev's earlier story, 'The Abyss,' this drama created a sensation. It became the topic of discussion everywhere in Russia. . . . Mock trials were staged in various cities where the play was presented, and Katerina was acused and denounced by some and warmly defended by others. For the most part, men censured her, while the women defended her.'' This authorized translation from the original manuscript, with a preface by Herman Bernstein, was given in New York in 1929, and ran for 19 performances. It was staged by Eva Le Gallienne (daughter of the poet Richard Le Gallienne) and featured Walter Beck, Donald Cameron, and Mme. Alla Nazimova.. First American Edition. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Andrew Lang, John Knox, and Scottish Presbyterianism
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Andrew Lang, John Knox, and Scottish Presbyterianism

By Dickinson, William Croft

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1952. 32 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 14 November 1951. ''Carlyle described [Knox] as'the one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt'l while, even within the last few years, an American historian has recorded his opinion that John Knox was 'possibly the most important man in Scottish history', certainly a man to be 'reckoned great by any estimate based upon influence'. Such was--as it still is--the tradition which Andrew Lang encountered when he came to write the second volume of his History of Scotland; and his endeavor to 'get behind' that tradition (to use his own words) led one ardent advocate of Knox to review Lang's volume under the title 'Knox in the Hands of the Philistines'.''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

Grand Street: 57: Dirt
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Grand Street: 57: Dirt

New York: Grand Street, 1996. 239 pp. Volume 15, No. 1. Summer, 1996. John Waters/Mike Kelley-The Dirty Boys; Hilton Als-My Pin-up; Herve Guilbert-The Hammam; Rem Koolhaas-Regrets; Kenneth Anger-Kenneth Nager's Icons; Langdon Clay-42nd Street, North Side, 1979; Tom Friedman-JST; The Grand Guignol-The House of Horrors; Michael Heizer-Negative and Positive Sculptures (and One Painting); Alexis Rockman-Mud Drawings; Mierle Laderman Ukeles-Flow City; Andrei Bitov-The Game; Sandra Cisneros-Dirt; Mohammed Dib-The Detour; Hugues Pradier-Into the Grave; Alan Warner-From Movern Callar; Aime Cesaire-Lynch 1; Robert Creeley-Won't It Be Fine; Bei Dao-Three Poems; Thomas Sayers Ellis-Three Poems; David Ignatow-The Butcher Boy; Willa Jarnagin-Two Poems; James Laughlin-Three Pentastichs; Nick Lawrence-Three Poems; D. Nurske-Three Poems; Tatiana Shcherbina-I Feel Like a Wheat Field; Larissa Szporluk-Three Poems; Robert VanderMolen-Two Poems; Kevin Young-Two Poems.. Illustrated Wraps. Near Fine.

$13.00

Grand Street: 56: Dreams
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Grand Street: 56: Dreams

New York: Grand Street, 1996. 272 pp. Volume 14, No. 4. Spring, 1996. Luis Bunuel/Max Aub-Religion, Eroticism, Daeth; Franz Kafka-Fragments; Robert M. Laughlin-Zinacantan Dreams; Luis Bunuel-Gags; Terry Southern-Terry Southern and Other Tastes; Karlheinz Stockhausen-Helikopter-Streichquartet; ADOBE LA: Huellas Fronterizas-Retranslating the Urban Text in Los Angeles; Howard Hughes's Lost Dream-The Flight of the Spruce Goose; Rachel Hecker-Almost Heaven; George Herms-The Bricoleur of Broken Hearts; Edward Ruscha-From Hollywood Boulevard; Jim Shaw-Dreams; Spirit Horses and Thunder Beings-Plains Indian Dream Drawings; Henry Bauchau-The Wave; Lydia Davis-St. Martin; Victor Pelevin-From Omon Ra; William T. Vollman-The Rifles; Gosta Agren-The Return of Orpheus; Sam Cornish-Two Poems; Alexander D. Fisher-Three Poems; Forrest Gander-Two Poems; Lee Harwood-The Songs of Those Who Are on the Sea of Glass; Bernadette Mayer-Two Poems; Ange Mlinko-Three Poems; Susan Wicks-The Clever Daughter; Saul Yurkievich-Revolution.. Illustrated Wraps. Near Fine.

$13.00