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White Buildings
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White Buildings

by CRANE, Hart

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New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, second issue. Foreword by Allen Tate. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Hart Crane's own copy of his first book, with his later ownership Signature: "Hart Crane, Aug. '31" and his bookplate on the front pastedown. Apparently Hart Crane's mother either gave away or sold some of his bookplates shortly after his death to Crane's good friend, the bookseller Samuel Loveman, thus resulting in occasional "association copies" surfacing. However, all of the books that we have seen Signed by him (with the exception of the signed and limited edition of *The Bridge*) were from his personal library.
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A Collection of 21 B. Traven Letters to Ruth Ford, with Related Material Including Three Books
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A Collection of 21 B. Traven Letters to Ruth Ford, with Related Material Including Three Books

by TRAVEN, B.

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Unbound. Fine. A magnificent archive consisting of 21 Typed Letters Initialed (as either "H." or "H.C.") from the elusive and fiercely private B. Traven, nearly all of the letters to the actress Ruth Ford, for whom he professes great love in many of the letters. Accompanied by three books, including a first American edition of *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*, and assorted clippings. All of the letters Initialed by Traven as "H.C" or "H." as Hal Croves. Croves, one of several aliases used by Traven, was invented by the author in order to present himself as Traven's literary agent, and used mostly in his interaction with legendary film director John Huston throughout the development and filming of Traven's novel *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*. The letters start in early 1947 and end in 1961, but the majority of them were written during 1947 and correspond with the production of the classic film. Many include references to day-to-day events of the film's production. These are dense letters,… Read More
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Neilson's Greek Exercise. Abridged and Revised in Syntax, Ellipsis, Dialects, Prosody, and...
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Neilson's Greek Exercise. Abridged and Revised in Syntax, Ellipsis, Dialects, Prosody, and Metaphrasis; To Which is Prefixed, a Concise, but Comprehensive Syntax for the Use of Colleges, Academies and Schools. By the Principals of Baltimore College

by (JEFFERSON, Thomas). NEILSON, William

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Baltimore: Printed for the Proprietors by Swain & Matchett, 1809. Hardcover. Good. First American edition (the book was first printed in Edinburgh, 1806). Octavo. pp. viii, 171, [1]. Text in Greek and English. Contemporary full mottled calf, recased and with a 20th Century rebacking in morocco, old red morocco label preserved on the spine, edges worn, good and sound. Thomas Jefferson's copy, with his block initial marks at signature I ("T"), and at signature T ("I"), and with approximately 42 corrections and emendations in his hand in the text over 32 different pages. Most of the corrections amend the spelling of Greek words by crossing out or underlining the improper letter, and inserting in the margin the correct letter. Many of the corrections are to the Greek, but several also correct errors in the English, such as where he has corrected "Ulyssus" to read "Ulysses" by crossing out the "u" and inserting the "e," or inverting "Is it" to "It is" in a declarative sentence. All the corrections are… Read More
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The Smith Ely Jelliffe Collection of Medical Offprints (circa 1890-1935)
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The Smith Ely Jelliffe Collection of Medical Offprints (circa 1890-1935)

by JELLIFFE, Smith Ely (Wilder Bancroft, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Melanie Klein, Arthur Kronfeld, Otto Marburg, Karl Menninger, John Northrop, Otto Rank, and Others)

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[New York], 1935. Hardcover. Good. A large collection of medical offprints and monographs, including bound-in and laid-in correspondence and notes, assembled by the distinguished American physician, author, and editor Smith Ely Jelliffe. A practicing neurologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst based in New York City, Jelliffe was a pioneer in the emerging field of psychosomatic medicine, and is best known today as the father of psychoanalysis in America. A prolific author and translator, he edited the influential *Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease* from 1902 to 1944, co-founded the non-orthodox *Psychoanalytic Review* in 1913, and co-founded and edited the *Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series*. He maintained a close personal and professional correspondence with both Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung after their historic break, and several other leading figures throughout the world in both Freudian and Jungian circles. Also a book collector, Jelliffe built up an important private library of… Read More
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Previously Undiscovered Quarter Plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Horace Mann, along with a Small...
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Previously Undiscovered Quarter Plate Daguerreotype Portrait of Horace Mann, along with a Small Photographic Archive of his Family

by MANN, Horace

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1850. Unbound. Near Fine. A remarkable group of 10 portraits of Horace Mann and his family, featuring a unique, and previously undiscovered, cased quarter plate daguerreotype of Mann, the great architect of the American system of popular education. The photos were preserved by the Mann family, and all are housed in a circa 1950 cardboard box with the typed ownership label of Horace Mann, III (Mann's grandson) of Southwest Harbor, Maine. The box has some internal repair and chipping. The photos are overall very good with general wear and light spotting to two; the daguerreotype has a few scratches at neck level, and a couple of mild abrasions, but else near fine.
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Six Issues of EPIC
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Six Issues of EPIC

by MILLER, Frank

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[Montpelier, Vermont: Frank Miller, 1972. Softcover. Near Fine. Six issues. Quartos. Side stapled mimeographed leaves; the three later issues with cardstock covers. Each between 28pp. and 50pp. Overall near fine or better with some fading to some of the mimeograph covers, minor wear at the edges, a few tiny oxidation spots; and four with names on the covers. An amazing group of six issues of the mimeographed fanzines *EPIC*, drawn and edited by comic book legend Frank Miller while he was still in high school. The issues include 48 pages of stories written and drawn by Miller, along with 13 spot illustrations, three front covers, four rear covers, and four editorials. Miller stands as one of the most influential artists and writers in modern comic books and, in many ways, the person most responsible for dragging comics into the mainstream with his dark and gritty Batman stories of the 1980s, and his daringly innovative creator-owned books *Sin City* and *300*. These comics reveal a comic-obsessed… Read More
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The William H. Baldwin Papers: A Collection of Correspondence of a Boston Philanthropist,...
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The William H. Baldwin Papers: A Collection of Correspondence of a Boston Philanthropist, including the manuscripts of two rare Oliver Wendell Holmes "A" items

by BALDWIN, William H. (HOLMES, Oliver Wendell)

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Unbound. A collection of correspondence and family papers of New England abolitionist and philanthropist William H. Baldwin. Included are about 70 Autograph Letters Signed from prominent American literary writers and social reformers including Bronson Alcott, William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Lloyd Garrison, Julia Ward Howe, John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, including the Manuscripts of two of his rare "A" items. Additionally are three letters from U.S. Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes, Howard Taft, and Calvin Coolidge; and various family papers (spanning the years from 1810-1910) of manuscript, typewritten, and printed materials and photographs, the bulk of which document Baldwin's post-Civil War philanthropic work. Among the later papers are materials relating to Baldwin's two sons: William H. Baldwin, Jr., a noted railroad executive and important benefactor of the Tuskegee Institute; and George S. Baldwin, also a prominent… Read More
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The Studio's Own Copies of Four Successive Scripts for King Kong, with the three-part script for...
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The Studio's Own Copies of Four Successive Scripts for King Kong, with the three-part script for Creation, the unfinished film that directly influenced its production

by WALLACE, Edgar, James Ashmore Creelman, and Ruth Rose

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Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1933. Softcover. Near Fine. An important archive of four significantly different scripts for the landmark and iconic 1933 film *King Kong*, tracing the evolution of the screenplay from conception to execution. Included is the First Draft by mystery writer Edgar Wallace entitled *The Beast*, dated January 5, 1932, completed shortly before his unexpected death; two further drafts by veteran screenwriter James Ashmore Creelman, *The Eighth Wonder* and *Kong*, dated March 9, and June 16, 1932; and a fourth undated, preproduction script detailing the camera setups for the entire film. Each of the scripts come from the archive of Nan Cochrane, head of the RKO Story Department. Additionally included is the three-part script for *Creation*, an aborted RKO fantasy film whose groundbreaking stop-motion special effects and story directly influenced *King Kong*. Together this is an unparalleled group of scripts tracking the development of one of the most notable and iconic film… Read More
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An Archive of Letters and Cartoons by Hugh Hefner, together with Associated Photographs and Ephemera

An Archive of Letters and Cartoons by Hugh Hefner, together with Associated Photographs and Ephemera

by HEFNER, Hugh, Jane Borson Sellers

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2017. Fine. A large archive of original letters, cartoons, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Hugh Hefner's 75-year relationship with high school classmate and close friend Jane "Janie" Borson Sellers (1943-2017). The collection was organized by Sellers in seven quarto binders, who also provided numerous sheets of explanatory descriptions and observations, in keeping with her plan to publish her letters from Hugh Hefner under the title: *Letters from the Innocent Playboy*.The core of the archive consists of over 150 letters by Hefner, half of which are illustrated with pen & ink cartoon drawings by Hefner (including some hand-colored), and associated photographs and ephemera. The first group of correspondence consists of a fascinating and charming series of 65 letters from Hefner to Sellers during their time at Steinmetz High School (1943-44) and continuing through Hefner's career in the Army (1944-1946). There are 27 ALS and 38 TLS (a total of 293 pages), of which 60 are illustrated with… Read More
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[Broadsheet]: Base Ball Bulletin - Extra. Great Tournament at Washington. Excelsior of Brooklyn...
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[Broadsheet]: Base Ball Bulletin - Extra. Great Tournament at Washington. Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. National of Washington. Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Union of Washington. Full Particulars by a Special Reporter

by [CHADWICK, Henry]

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1866. Unbound. Very Good. A double-sided 6000+ word report of a trip by the Excelsior Baseball Team of Brooklyn, New York to play the National and Union teams of Washington, DC on September 29 and 30, 1866, almost certainly written by Henry Chadwick, the Hall of Fame sports writer known as the Father of Baseball. Broadsheet. Measuring 9" x 18½". Printed in two columns on both sides with box scores for each of the two games printed in the text, listing players from the three teams, including both individual and team scoring. Very good with horizontal and vertical creases from being folded, nicks at the folds and some offsetting from an ink note at the bottom edge ("give this to Jack"). The broadsheet begins with an account of the Excelsior's journey from New York, through Baltimore, to their arrival at Willard's Hotel in Washington, and a day of sightseeing at Mount Vernon, before beginning an account of the games played over the next two days. The featured game between the Excelsiors and the… Read More
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A Collection of over 600 Stranger's Guides and early Guidebooks to Cities and Towns throughout...
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A Collection of over 600 "Stranger's Guides" and early Guidebooks to Cities and Towns throughout the United States, 1796 - 1930

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1930. Very Good. A large, fully catalogued collection of over 600 early guidebooks published throughout the continental United States. This remarkable collection of highly detailed and multi-purpose ephemeral guides, many of which contain folded maps, spans the entire 19th Century from 1796 up through the First World War and early 1920s. The collection includes over 145 guidebooks to New York City alone: "the Commercial Metropolis of the United States" of which over 100 were published between 1807 and 1898, the year of consolidation of the city of New York. The majority of the guidebooks in the collection are bound in the original publisher's bindings and printed wrappers, which are particularly important for the additional bibliographical and historical information they provide about these uncommon guidebooks which were heavily used (both on the road and at the places they describe), and often discarded when no longer needed. Most are well-preserved in good or very good condition: about thirty… Read More
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The William Eastlake Papers: Manuscripts and Letters
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The William Eastlake Papers: Manuscripts and Letters

by EASTLAKE, William

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1995. Near Fine. An archive of American author William Eastlake consisting of original manuscripts and galley proofs, over 100 letters to him, and other associated documents. Included are corrected typescript manuscripts for five of his major novels, including the first two novels of his acclaimed Checkerboard Trilogy: *Go in Beauty* and *The Bronc People*. Among the letters are 28 from Edward Abbey, author of *The Monkey Wrench Gang*, together with multiple letters from other leading contemporary authors and personal friends, including William Van Tilburg Clark, Jim Harrison, John Nichols, Martha Gelhorn, Barry Lopez, Ray Carver, Gary Snyder, Studs Terkel, Tim O'Brien, Robert Redford, and others, all rich in literary and personal content. Born in Brooklyn in 1917, Eastlake hitchhiked across the United States and made his way to Los Angeles in the early 1940s, where he worked at the Stanley Rose bookstore: frequented by the writers Nathanael West, John Steinbeck and William Saroyan, and the artist… Read More
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[Archive]: A Collection of Inscribed Books, Correspondence, and Ephemera Related to FDR and his...
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[Archive]: A Collection of Inscribed Books, Correspondence, and Ephemera Related to FDR and his Friend and Personal Assistant, Marvin H. "Mac" McIntyre

by ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano. Marvin H. "Mac" McIntyre

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Washington, D.C., 1943. Unbound. Near Fine. A remarkable collection of letters and limited edition books from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his longtime friend and personal secretary, Marvin H. "Mac" McIntyre. The collection includes 10 Inscribed books (each issued in an edition of 100 copies or less), a large, early Inscribed portrait, nine Typed or Autograph Letters Signed, and several additional items related to their long friendship and professional relationship. The collection is overall near fine. McIntyre (1878-1943) was born in Kentucky and studied at Vanderbilt. While working as Special Assistant to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, he befriended then-Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. McIntyre went on to work on Roosevelt's 1920 Vice Presidential campaign; this collection includes a striking 1920 portrait of Roosevelt warmly Inscribed: "For the only Mc [sic], in memory of our work together, past present, and to come. Franklin D. Roosevelt. August 3, 1920."… Read More
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History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph
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History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph

by DICKSON, W.K.L. and Antonia Dickson

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New York: Albert Bunn, 1895. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 53pp. Publisher's coated pictorial wrappers printed in blue-green ink. Portrait of Edison and numerous photographic plates and illustrations throughout. A few spots and creases and with some professional restoration at the spine and upper foredge of the front wrappers, else near fine. Housed in custom red quarter morocco clamshell case. A remarkable copy of the first book on the motion picture. This copy belonged to A.R. Allen of Famous Productions Inc. in Universal City, California, and is accompanied by a typed letter signed to Allen from Iris Barry, curator of the Museum of Modern Art Film Library, dated Dec. 4, 1939, who states: "...I do not think there can be much doubt that the Dickson 'History of the Kinetoscope' is the first book on the motion picture ... ." This book details the invention and early experimentation of the kinetoscope with numerous images and closes with this bold but accurate prediction: "What is the… Read More
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A Small Archive Containing an Original Photographic Portrait by Morton Schamberg of Kay Boyle...
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A Small Archive Containing an Original Photographic Portrait by Morton Schamberg of Kay Boyle when she was nine; along with an Original Manuscript Memoir of Schamberg by Boyle

by SCHAMBERG, Morton and Kay BOYLE

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Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. In 1912 at the age of nine, Kay Boyle was photographed by the noted impressionist painter and photographer Morton Schamberg. Over 60 years later, Kay Boyle wrote about her meetings with Schamberg and his friend Charles Sheeler and of Schamberg's final ghostly deathbed visit. Present are the following: 1). Original Photographic Portrait of Kay Boyle by Morton Schamberg. Original silver print on gelatin printing-out paper, measuring approximately 4¾" x 6½", double-mounted on deckle-edge paper measuring 5½" x 7¾". Signed and dated by Schamberg, in pencil, "Schamberg 1912," on the lower edge of first mount. The photograph shows a nine-year-old Boyle clad in a thin white dress, photographed from the shoulders up facing to the photographer's right, with her face and eyes looking slightly down, her dark long curled hair hanging to her shoulders, with a large white ribbon carefully placed in her hair to produce an artistic silhouette, complementing her dress.… Read More
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