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ROBERTS, John P.L. and Ghyslaine Guertin, edited by
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Book Description: Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second printing. 260pp. Near fine missing front endpage in a very good dustwrapper with rubbing and edge wear. Contains 184 letters written by Gould chosen from letters in the Glenn Gould collection at the National Library of Canada. Seller Inventory # 351047

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PAULDING, James Kirke
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Book Description: Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Edited by Ralph M. Aderman. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with the price clipped and minor wear to spine ends. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Seller Inventory # 274173

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Book Description: Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Near fine in wrappers. 60 pages. Seller Inventory # 341373

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DALESSANDRO, James
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. Typed letter Signed. The letter is typed on the verso of a promotional sheet for his book, *Bohemian Heart*. An interesting Signed letter from the author agreeing to sign a copy of his book. The letter notable for two reasons: Dalessandro mentions writing the screenplay for the *Bohemian Heart* movie, which was never made but was to star David Caruso during was his failed attempt to cross over from television to films in the mid-1990s; and because of a comment about the then recent Los Angeles earthquake, which likely influenced his decision to write his most recent book, *1906*, about the San Francisco earthquake, and which is being made into Oscar-winning writer-director Brad Bird's first live actor film. Seller Inventory # 323334

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GORDON, George Angier
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Near Fine. Two page (both sides of one octavo leaf) Typed Letter Signed ("George A. Gordon") to a Professor J. Helder in San Antonio, Texas, dated 19 May 1916 on stationary of the Old South Parsonage in Boston relating his opinion of the works of other theological writers. A Congregationalist minister and theological author, Gordon was the the Old South Church. a few faint creases, near fine. Seller Inventory # 370069

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THOMAS, Dylan
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Book Description: Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition. Edited with an introduction by Vernon Watkins. Very good with minor pencil notations on some pages, spine slightly cocked in good only dustwrapper with spine head taped, darkening on the spine and edges, small nicks to spine ends and corners. Seller Inventory # 104007

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WILLIAMS, Tennessee
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Book Description: Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Commentary by Maria St. Just, with a preface by Elia Kazan. Fine in fine dustwrapper with light bumping to the extremities. Seller Inventory # 104648

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TEMPLE, Richard, Sir
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Book Description: Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. 522pp. Edited by Sir Richard Carnac Temple, the author's son. Very good with offsetting to endpages, foxing to the foredges and some spotting to the boards. "Imported by E.P. Dutton & Company" label tipped in on title page. Seller Inventory # 346957

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McGRATH, Patrick
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. One page letter. Single sheet folded twice fine in original mailing envelop fine. Typed letter Signed by the author and sent to a book collector on agreeing to sign first edition books. Seller Inventory # 316780

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McGRATH, Patrick
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. One page letter. Single sheet folded twice fine in original international mailing envelop fine. Typed letter Signed by the author and sent to a book collector on agreeing to sign a first edition book. Seller Inventory # 316783

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WARSH, Lewis
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Book Description: Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Cover by Rosemary Mayer. Small quarto. Perfectbound wrappers. Very lightly rubbed and one corner slightly bumped, near fine. Limited to 100 copies. Signed by the author. Seller Inventory # 350690

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LANGNER, Philip
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Very Good. Quarto. A bit mis-folded for mailing, very good. Dated 6 September 1961 on Theatre Guild stationary. Thanks McLeery for his congratulations and congratulations McCleery about his script and looking forward to seeing it on Broadway that Winter. Langner was a successful producer for the Theatre Guild of many play including *State Fair, Golda, Absurd Person Singular, Darling of the Day, The Royal Hunt of the Sun*, and *Invitation to a March*. McCleery authored two Broadway palys, *Parlor Story* and *Hope for the Best*, but none that appeared around this date. Seller Inventory # 373862

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SONDHEIM, Alan (KUPFERBERG, Tuli)
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Book Description: Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Stapled wrappers. Light wear at the corners with a spot, near fine. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed from Sondheim to Tuli Kupferberg asking for his thoughts on this structural poem (limited to 700 copies), as well as the enclosed brochure about an improvisational group named ALL, which is also laid in and Signed by Sondheim. Seller Inventory # 348865

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SIMON, Henry W.
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Book Description: Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Folio. Printed paper wrappers. 403pp., with full page illustrations and vignettes by Rafaello Busoni. A chip to the spine top, very good, with moderate wear at the edges. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Laid-in is a two-page Typed Letter, Signed by Bernarda Shahn "Mommy," and envelope (posted May, 1955), to Bernarda's daughter Suzanne Shahn. Typed on stationary from the Connaught Hotel, London, Bernarda gives an interesting account of her visit to the Royal College of Art, and to Cherbourg, France. Also laid-in is a music manuscript in pencil, presumably by Suzanne. Seller Inventory # 353284

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LATHROP, George Parson
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Very Good. Two pages (of a single folded leaf) dated 17 February 1889 from the Hotel Bartholdi in New York to J.M. Stoddard. Folded as mailed, a bit of soiling, slight indication in margins that it was tipped into a book, sound and very good. In a slightly truculent letter, Lathrop includes an outline of a novel (not present) to publisher Stoddard: "It seems rather a waste of time to send it, because I don't think you can form much of an idea of the novel from this outline. My price for 50,000 words would be $1250, & for 40,000 words would be $1000." A prolific author and editor, the Hawaiian-born Lathrop was married to the daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Seller Inventory # 399822

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BONI, Charles
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Near Fine. Octavo. One page on Boni & Gaer stationary and dated 19 November 1947 to Carl Carmer. Folded as mailed, slight age-toning, near fine. Boni encourage Carmer to finish "The Opening of the West" so it can be ready for Christmas. Seller Inventory # 364920

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JONES, Ernest
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. Small 3" x 5" card with a single typed line Signed by Jones, thanking a doctor for an offprint. Jones was a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Seller Inventory # 382629

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THAXTER, Celia
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. Small card Signed. Approximately 4" x 2.25". Very slight evidence that the card was tipped onto a leaf, else fine. Thaxter was a popular American poet, best known for her book *An Island Garden.*. Seller Inventory # 399802

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GRAMATKY, Hardie
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. 7.25" x 10.5". Faint fold marks, easily fine. Dated 30 April 1971 on his Westport, Connecticut stationery to Helen (Heinrich). A warm personal letter addressing a recent dinner together, his meeting with another children's book author, Jim McCrea, who Heinrich introduced him to, and enclosing a carbon of a letter to artist Stow Wengenroth. The carbon of that letter is present, as is the original postmarked envelope. Seller Inventory # 321662

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STREETER, Thomas W.
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Near Fine. Brief Typed Letter Signed ("Thomas W. Streeter") on his Morristown, New Jersey stationary dated 2 June 1953 to Edward Lazare "to congratulate you on acquiring ownership of American Book Prices Current!" Folded as mailed, small tape remmant at top of letter, else near fine. Streeter's name is inextricably connected to the landmark auction of his great Americana collection. Seller Inventory # 300211

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BROOKS, Phillips
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Near Fine. One page dated 15 December 1886 on his Boston stationary. Folded as mailed, slight evidence along one edge that the letter was tipped onto a leaf, else near fine. Send the address of an Archdeacon in London and noting "Of course all this controversy is unpleasant. One only hopes & believes that, carried on in the right Christmas Spirit, it must result in good." An Episcopalian clergyman, Rector of Trinity Church in Boston, and author, Brooks couldn't be accused of not trying to foster the Christmas Spirit, writing the lyrics for *O Little Town of Bethlehem.* in 1868. He also introduced Helen Keller to Christianity. Seller Inventory # 399798

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JONG, Erica
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Book Description: Softcover. Condition: Fine. First edition, simultaneous paperbound edition. Touch of wear at the edges else fine in wrappers. Inscribed to author Nicholas Delbanco: "For Nick Delbanco, Nostalgia & lots of good wishes - Erica (Mann) Jong." Laid in is a related two-page Typed Letter Signed from Jong to Delbanco dated March 2, 1972 with a paragraph at the ends in holograph and corrections throughout. The letter is a reply to Delbanco's invitation to Jong to do a reading at Bennington College but is largely a reminiscence of Buck Rocks, an educational summer camp in New Milford, Connecticut that they both attended. Jong mentions her best friend Amy ("whom you lusted") but that she lost contact with, the subtle distinctions of making out with boys ("to be risqué enough to be interesting, but not so risqué as get a reputation or lose one"), and a dreadful Lionel Trilling speech they both attended at Columbia University. A fun and playful letter and wonderful association copy of her first book. Seller Inventory # 417091

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PICKERING, Charles
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Near Fine. Octavo. One page dated 1 October 1863 from Boston. Old folds from mailing, near fine. A brief letter to Daniel C. Gilman, Treasurer of the Oriental Society forwarding his dues. Old auction description of the letter accompanies the letter. Pickering was a philologist and naturalist who accompanied Capt. Wilkes on the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 to the South Seas. Pickering received a medical degree from Harvard University in 1823 and practiced medicine in Philadelphia, as well as being a librarian and curator Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. From 1842-43, Pickering curated the collection from the Wilkes Expedition, which was housed at the Patent Office in Washington DC. Seller Inventory # 366055

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SKVORECKY, Joseph
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. Christmas card printed with an illustration on one side and a tightly written note from Skvorecky to Berger on the verso dated 24 December 1972. Measuring 4" x 6". Fine with original postmarked and hand addressed envelope. Seller Inventory # 321666

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DEMPSEY, Jack
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Near Fine. Black and white photograph of Dempsey at his restaurant with an adult male and a young girl. 10" x 7". In printed souvenir folder. Signed on the folder over the photograph: "To my friends Marline & Benny. Lots of luck, Jack Dempsey." Hand-dated in 1961. Printed on the inside of the folder is a color reproduction of the famous drawing by James Montgomery Flagg, captioned: "Jack Dempsey knocks out inscribed Jess Willard." The back of the folder indicates souvenir photos could be had at the restaurant for $1.50. Seller Inventory # 395319

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BRIGHT, John
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Book Description: Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. Two pages (on one folded leaf) dated 15 November 1865. Folded as mailed, slight evidence along one edge that the letter was tipped onto a leaf, else near fine. Addressed to "Dear Sir" at Derby and Miller, in the wake of the end of the American Civil War: "Mr. Claphorn has brought me the copy of your handsome work 'The Tribute Book'. I write to thank you for remembering me, & for sending me the great record of the wonderful doings of your people during the great struggle. I think no other nation can produce such a record of patriotic efforts & sacrifices in any cause, & it will remain forever a matter of pride for your children in future times." The British Bright was a Quaker and a radical politician and activist. According to Historian A.J.P. Taylor on Bright " He did more than any other man to prevent the intervention of this country on the side of the South during the American Civil War.". Seller Inventory # 399799

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WEBER, Bruce
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. One page dated 8 August 1990 on Weber's photographic stationary. Folded as mailed, else fine in fine envelope. A brief note enclosing a book (not present) "Nan and I bought to produce as a film. Would you have any interest in adapting it for the screen?" Weber gives his travel schedule and adds a post script: "I hope you like the book. We really appreciate that you did that for the Film Forum." A nice association, in that same year Weber published a book of photographs of the actor, not surprisingly entitled *Sam Shepard*. Seller Inventory # 391987

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CLARK, Walter Van Tilburg
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. Quarto. Dated 30 June 1951 to Miss Cisili (apparently a functionary at New Directions) thanking her and William Carlos Williams for a copy of the fourth book of *Paterson*, and commenting on it in detail. Folded as mailed, faint toning to one quarter, else fine. Seller Inventory # 321547

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STOCKTON, Frank R.
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Very Good. Two page letter (both sides of one leaf) Signed ("Frank R. Stockton") to Frank Doubleday, then an editor (and later founder of Doubleday and Company) at Stockton's publisher, Charles Scribner's Sons. Dated 9 September 1886 from Charlottesville, Virginia. Small tears at the folds, a nice, very good example. Stockton writes to Doubleday, providing a summary of the dramtic version of his novel *The Late Mrs. Null*, presumably used in advertising the book. Seller Inventory # 383560

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CONZELMAN, Mrs. C.M.
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Book Description: Unbound. Condition: Fine. Three Autograph Letters from Mrs. C. M. Conzelman, the wife of an American Army officer stationed in the Philippine Islands, totaling 27 pages. The letters, written on her printed letterhead from Fort Mills on Corregidor are dated March 23rd (12 pages); April 9th - 11th (8 pages); and November 21nd-22rd (7 pages), to family back home in the U.S. In the letter of 23rd March to her "Auntie B.", Mrs. Conzelman relates domestic and family news: the commanding general asks her husband "Conz," an artillery officer, if he would like to take over the mess at the recreation facility at Bagnio. Despite being flattered, and apparently: ".whenever they choose a man for the job they consider his wife equally much in the selection since she has to be a kind of hostess, and she is librarian (and gets 75 pesos a month for the library job)." they decline because they are so happy in Corregidor, and her husband is proud of his battery and expects he might receive a promotion. She details life there, mentions her son's desire to be a Boy Scout, mentions their plans to go on their own R&R at Bagnio, golfing, and planned visits to gold and copper mines. In the letter beginning on 9th April, to her Mother, she writes from their aforementioned vacation at Bagnio: "I'm trying to ignore the expenses involved, and just get fat!" She details their plans to go into the mountains to see the rice terraces just north of Bantoc: ".the headhunting tribes are still very wild, and only a few weeks ago two villages started a private war and took a few heads before the Army officials could get up there to stop them." She mentions that an officer friend involved in quelling the disturbance ".brought back native spears, shields, head-axes and hats as souvenirs." She also mentions: "I've taken some pictures of native women weaving the belts & luncheon sets & g-strings etc. in the bario near here." She further described the weavers and the weaving process in detail, but after a brief account of her golfing, segues to war news: "Last night just at dinner we learned that Germany has invaded Norway & Denmark. This looks more serious than any news for months. How I wish England was strong enough to beat Germany quickly and save the horrible slaughter that is coming. How lucky we are to be American! In the final letter of 21 November to "Dearest Family: "This is Thanksgiving Day (according to FDR)." Aside from how busy she is teaching school, she mentions: "Tomorrow is the big 'despidida' (Farewell party) for Gen. & Mrs. Wilson. He has just been made a Major General and we are all very fond of them both." Afterwards they will attend a dinner with the General and Mrs. Wilson and "When they sail on the big liner 'Washington' they will have been 'partied' to death." She mentions that "Wish one could have television to help us join the Christmas tree over [there]. but we'll be there in spirit so please think of us as you gather round." In the second part of the letter she reports that joyous news that they have been transferred to New York City to await another posting. Interesting and chatty letters with good details on the Philippines, in the nervous days leading up to the beginning of WWII. Seller Inventory # 403579

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