Fall 2020 Catalogue


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201. [Film & Theatre] Rivers, Joan. (1933–2014).
Joan Rivers Book The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz - SIGNED

New York: Delacorte Press. 1984. First Edition . Signed copy of the book by the comedian, actress, writer, and television host, with illustrations by James Sherman. Rivers has signed and inscribed ("To Paul / Hugs + Kisses — / xxxx / Joan / Rivers") on the t.p. to Paul McMahon. 99 pp. Hardcover; dust jacket with slight discoloration and very small tear at edges; overall in fine condition. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14.5 x 21.5 cm). Read More...

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202. [Film & Theatre] Stritch, Elaine. (1925-2014).
"Stritch" - SIGNED LP

Signed LP from the actress and singer known for her brassy and powerful voice and for her long career on Broadway. She has signed and inscribed her 1956 album "Stritch" on the back cover to Paul McMahon. Dolphin Records 3. Edge wear with some loss to spine; foxing and light age wear to back cover; overall in very good condition.  Read More...

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203. [Film & Theatre] [Wizard of Oz] Arlen, Harold. (1905-1986) & Harburg, E.Y. [Edgar Yipsel] (1896 - 1981) .
Signed "Over the Rainbow" Sheet Music Cover Sheet

Signed cover sheet for an early printing of "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, signed by both the composer and lyricist. Light wear and corner creasing, with paper loss on upper part of back cover; music pages no longer present, else fine. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm.) Read More...

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204. [Literature & Art] Abbott, Berenice. (1898–1991) [Guggenheim, Peggy. (1898–1979)].
Original Portrait

Silver print of Abbott's portrait of Guggenheim and a dog, matted and signed in pencil by the photographer.  Light foxing to mat, else fine. Matte photo measures 9.875'' x 12.875' inches (25 x 32.8 cm.), mounted to 16 x 20 inch (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) board. Read More...

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205. [Literature & Art] Albee, Edward. (1928-2016).
"Alas, I have missed the opportunity" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the American playwright to Professor Irma Antonetto expressing regret that he has missed her invitation to speak in front of the Associazione Culturele Italiana.  Dated 16 February 1965 in New York; 1 pp., on hole-punched A4 paper.  "For some reason that I cannot quite understand, your letter of May 14 last year has just come to my attention...Perhaps you could extend the invitation to me another time."  Usual mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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206. [Literature & Art] Baraka, Amiri. [born Everett LeRoi Jones; (1934 -2014).
5 Boptrees - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

Newark: Rising Tide. [1990]. First. 8vo., 16 pp. black wrappers lettered in pink, orange and blue, stapled, as issued; minor soiling. First edition, first printing (not to be confused with the more commonly seen xeroxed edition with silver wrappers). A remarkable presentation copy, inscribed: "For Marlene / Be Everything We Need / Amiri Baraka, '91," on the front pastedown.

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207. [Literature & Art] Blake, Quentin. (b. 1932) [Peter and Josie Holton, editors].
"Quote and Unquote" - Signed Book

London: Arcadia Press. 1970. First. Signed copy of this amusing collection of pithy sayings, illustrated by Blake and signed by him on the title page opposite one such illustration, this page inscribed additionally by the volume's editors, Peter and Josie Holton, "For Alan/ To my favourite songwriter with love." 152 pp. 5 x 9.2 inches [13 x 23 cm].  Hardcover, as issued with gilt-stamped paper over boards and without jacket. Covers somewhat dampstained, a little musty overall, light impressions and marks to endpages, else fine. Read More...

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208. [Literature & Art] Breuer, Marco. (b. 1966).
Untitled

A unique object, burned gelatin silver print, 6.5 x 9.5 inches [16.5 x 24 cm]. Tipped at corners to the mount by photographer, believed to be signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the verso of the print as is generally the artist's custom, but unconfirmed. Nicely framed to 15 x 18 inches [38.5 x 46 cm] overall.  Read More...

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209. [Literature & Art] Browning, Robert. (1812-1889).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the important Victorian poet known for his mastery of dramatic monologue. Photographed by Elliott & Fry of London and on the original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed, otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 9.9 cm).

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210. [Literature & Art] Bulwer-Lytton, Edward. (1803-1873).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician, shown in a bust vignette to the left.  Photographed by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York and on the original photographer's mount, the lower edge slightly trimmed and with one chip at the upper right; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 9.9 cm). Read More...

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211. [Literature & Art] Chomsky, Noam. (b. 1928).
Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the linguist and public intellectual addressed to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana in Turin, declining her invitation to have him speak. September 17 1969; 1 pp., on stationary for the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at MIT, where Chomsky has long been a professor. "My schedule for the coming year is very difficult and I'm afraid that I will be unable to come to Italy, even for a short time."  Mailing folds, else very fine. Read More...

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212. [Literature & Art] Collins, Wilkie. (1824-1889).
Original Sarony Cabinet Photograph

Original Sarony of New York cabinet photograph of the English novelist, playwright, and short story writer known for The Woman in White and The Moonstone, considered the first modern English detective novel. Taken ca. 1874 during Collins' tour of the United States and Canada giving readings of his work, when he met American writers including Oliver Wendell Holmes and Mark Twain, and began a friendship with Napoleon Sarony who took several portraits of him. On the original black Sarony mount with elegant red caption, slightly trimmed at the lower edge. Light wear to the edges and one chip to the side of the photograph; otherwise in fine condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16 cm).

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213. [Literature & Art] Dumas, Alexandre. (pere, 1802-1870).
Signed Photograph

Original Pierre Petit of Paris CDV photograph of the distinguished French novelist, author of such historical classics as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask, signed boldly "avec mille Compliments / Alexander Dumas."  2.5 x 4 inches (6 x 10 cm.). Somewhat toned, with scattered light stains and the lower edge and right corner slightly trimmed, overall fine.

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214. [Literature & Art] [Erotic Art].
Le Cirque: Group of Erotic Engravings

Group of erotic engravings by an unidentified artist, entitled Le Cirque. Undated, possibly ca. 1935. 32 numbered plates (of 45; missing are nos. 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 17, 19, 21, 25, 35, 39, 45), each postcard size (3 3/4 × 5 inches [9.5 cm × 12.5 cm]), depicting graphically erotic human figures in a series of fantastical postures and acts, with captions that evoke daring feats of the circus, sports, and the boudoir. The identity of the artist remains hidden, while his role as a creator and his relationship "aux amis mon art" (sic) are acknowledged in an introductory text, replete with revelatory language of the circus barker, inviting the viewer to come within. The title plate "LE CIRQUE" includes a miniature engraving (1 1/2 × 1 1/4 inches [37 × 30 mm]) depicting nude female holding aloft a large horizontal phallus to compose the capital letter T, possibly a veiled reference to the artist's name. The group includes two plates for an introduction and a dedication, respectively. The historiated initial A of the introduction is stylized as the nude legs of a female figure crossed by a phallus: Read More...

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215. [Literature & Art] Fini, Leonor. (1907–1996).
Sphinx, ca. 1980

Original color lithograph on paper, hand signed in pencil and numbered 41/220.  A few small but notable creases, else fine, 15 x 22 inches (38 x 56 cm.). Nicely framed. 

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216. [Literature & Art] Harte, Bret. (1836-1902).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the American author and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. Lower edge of the mount slightly trimmed, leaving a trace of a signature, otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 9.9 cm).

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217. [Literature & Art] Hawthorne, Nathaniel. (1804-1864).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the  American novelist, Dark Romantic, and short story writer, author of The Scarlet Letter.  Photographed by Warren's of Boston and on the original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed. One scratch and some light spots; otherwise in very good condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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218. [Literature & Art] Head, Edith. (1897-1981) .
1954 Vogue Magazine Gown Sketches

Beautiful original 1953/54 layout design production art, accomplished in ink entirely in the hand of Edith Head on 14 x 16.75 inch artist’s paper, featuring 9 variations of ensemble designs by many famous designers of the day including Dior and Givenchy for an unidentified magazine layout. Verso blank, in fine condition. Read More...

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219. [Literature & Art] Ingelow, Jean. (1820-1897).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the English poet and novelist, shown in a bust vignette.  Photographed by Elliott & Fry of London and on the original photographer's mount, the lower edge slightly trimmed and with light foxing, otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 9.9 cm).

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220. [Literature & Art] Johnson, Philip. (1906 - 2005).
"I only wish I had another life to lead" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the architect, boldly signed in red ink, addressed to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italian, responding to her invitation to have the author speak.  February 6, 1980; 1 pp., written on A4 Johnson/Burgee stationary.  "Dear Professor Antonetto: Your invitation is seductive indeed.  I cannot think of anything I would rather do.  Unfortunately, my doctor has made me restrict my travel to such a degree that I am unable to accept such wonderful occasions.  I only wish I had another life to lead.  Thank you very much for asking me.  Yours sincerely, [Signature] Philip Johnson."  Expected mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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