Late Summer 2021 Catalogue


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161. [Literature & Art] [Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004)].
"Petra Alvarado, factory worker"

Photograph printed or prepared in 1987 for promotional use by the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, "Petra Alvarado, factory worker, El Paso, Texas, on her birthday, 4/22/82."  The original photograph was included in the exhibit In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon at the ICA in Boston from February 20 to April 26, 1987.  ICA label to verso.  Very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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162. [Literature & Art] Bryant, William Cullen. (1794–1878).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph of the American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.  Photographed by L. Alman of New York and on the original mount, slightly trimmed at the lower edge; otherwise in fine condition.  4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16.1 cm).

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163. [Literature & Art] [Camus, Albert. (1913–1960)].
Typed Letter Signed from His Publisher Regarding an Invitation to Speak

TLS written on behalf of the French author and philosopher by a secretary at Gallimard, Camus' publisher, to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, declining an invitation to speak.  Paris, 9 October 1950;  1 pp. on Gallimard stationary.  In part (translated from the French), "Sadly, Monsieur Albert Camus, ill for the last year, is currently convalescing, and his health does not allow him the movement and fatigue involved in a conference."   Expected mailing fold, two holes to left margin, else fine.  5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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164. [Literature & Art] Cooper, James Fenimore. (1789–1851).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of a portrait drawing of the prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century best known for his Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans.  On an original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed, partially obscuring his name, and some light spots; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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165. [Literature & Art] D'Annunzio, Gabriele. (1863–1938).
Early Cabinet Photograph

Early Henri Le Lieure cabinet card photograph of the profligate Italian poet, playwright and journalist, ca. 1880s.  A few stray marks, lower right edge broken, markings on verso, overall very good.  4 x 6.4 inches. Read More...

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166. [Literature & Art] Fantoni, Marcello. (1915–1911).
Untitled (figure) - Original Drawing

Rare original drawing by the important sculptor, ceramicist, metalworker, multi-media artist and designer. Accomplished in green ink on paper, signed in pencil to the upper right corner. Fine, 8.6 x 13 inches (22 x 33 centimeters). Read More...

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167. [Literature & Art] Ginsberg, Allen. (1926–1997).
"Kaddish and Other Poems" - SIGNED

San Francisco: City Lights Books. February 1969. Ninth Printing. Signed copy of the important Beat poet's 1961 poetry collection, encompassing work written between 1958 and 1960, with inscription on title page: "For Louis Mandel/ Tucson, Ariz./ Aug. 1969/ Allen Ginsberg."  16mo, 100 pp.,  small spot and block of toning on front cover, mounting stains to inside cover, small horizontal tear to back cover, else fine.  4.75 x 6.25 inches (12.1 x 15.9 cm.).

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168. [Literature & Art] Ginsberg, Allen. (1926–1997).
"Kaddish and Other Poems" - Signed

San Francisco: City Lights Books. 1991. 22nd Printing. Signed copy of the important Beat poet's 1961 poetry collection, encompassing work written between 1958 and 1960, with signature on title page dated 1992, Paterson (NJ).  12mo. 12.5 x 16 cm. In very fine condition.

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169. [Literature & Art] [Glover, Tony. (1939–2019)].
Collection of 28 Volumes from Tony Glover Collection

Collection of 28 poetry, artwork, and photography books from the personal estate of Tony Glover.  Read More...

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170. [Literature & Art] Grisham, John. (b. 1955).
The Firm – SIGNED

New York : Doubleday. 1991. Signed copy of the legal thriller by the American novelist, attorney, politician and activist. A later edition, signed and inscribed boldly in felt tip on the title page, " To David Bailey / welcome back to Mississippi – /John Grisham."  8vo. Hardcover. 421 pp. Jet black paper covered boards w/ black quartercloth and gold gilt titles, as well as light gold endpapers. In a fine dj, original price of $19.95 intact. In fine condition.

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171. [Literature & Art] Huxley, Aldous. (1894–1963).
Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the English writer and philosopher to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, declining an invitation to speak.  14.ix.53 (14 September 1953); Los Angeles; 1 pp., airmail letter.  "Dear Madam,/  Thank you for your kind letter.  My plains are quite uncertain in as much as they depend on the health of a member of my family.  Hence it is impossible for me to make any definite arrangement with your organization./  Yours very truly/  Aldous Huxley."  Expected mailing folds, two holes to left margin, else fine. Read More...

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172. [Literature & Art] Ionesco, Eugène. (1909–1994).
Typed Letters Signed

Pair of TLS from the Romanian-French playwright to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, written shortly after Ionesco returned to Paris from a speaking tour with the ACI in Italy.  In the first letter (Paris, 17 December 1963;  1 pp. on A4 paper), Ionesco writes, in part (translated from the French): "I will not forget your welcome and I am happy to have received from you a sign of friendship that honors me."  The second (7 January 1964;  1 p. on A4 paper) thanks her again for her "Favole," and "now in turn I am sending you the text of the conference, as well as the receipt you asked for," adding also an autograph postscript note.  The mentioned text is absent, but a paperclip mark can be seen to the upper left corner of the letter.  Ionesco delivered a lecture at the ACI in November of 1963 entitled "L'auteur et ses problèmes."  Expected mailing folds, two punch holes to left margin, else in fine condition. Read More...

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173. [Literature & Art] Irving, Washington. (1783–1859).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph portrait of the American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." A reproduction by George G. Rockwood of New York on the original mount, with a caption on the verso: "This Photograph is COPIED from another picture, and must not be taken as a sample of our work direct from life." Lower edge slightly trimmed obscuring the photographer's name and with some scattered spots; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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174. [Literature & Art] Koren, Ed. (b. 1935).
Signed Drawing

Amusing drawing by the prolific New Yorker Cartoonist, who has signed "Koren" in ink above his rendering of a fish.  Notch to lower left corner, slight discoloration to edges, else fine. 8 x 5 inches (20.5 x 12.5 cm.).

Koren's career began in 1962, when the The New Yorker first accepted one of his cartoons.  He has been a regular ever since, with thousands of published drawings to his name.


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175. [Literature & Art] L'Engle, Madeleine. (1918–2007).
"A Wrinkle In Time" – Signed Author's Copy

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1987. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. 8vo.  Burgundy cloth bound with slip cover.  203 pp.  The author's own copy (identified as "A/C" and signed by L'Engle aside from the 500 numbered copies) of the Limited Edition of L'Engle's genre-crossing work - science fiction, horror, children's - which has long captivated audiences.  Light wear; in fine condition.  Acquired from the library of L'Engle.

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176. [Literature & Art] Loos, Adolf. (1870–1956).
Das Wiener Weh - 1927 Handbill

Original handbill advertising a 1927 lecture by the Austrian and Czech architect, an influential theorist of modern architecture. The lecture, titled "Das Wiener Weh (Wiener Werkstätte): Eine Abrechnung!" ("The Viennese Woe... A Settlement of Accounts") took place at the Grosser Musikvereinssaal in Vienna. In very good condition. Sight size 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.8 x 21 cm), laid to artist board and framed to 11.5 x 13.5 inches.  Read More...

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177. [Literature & Art] Masson, André. (1896–1987).
L'Oeil: Revue d'art - Signed Interview in 1955 Issue

4to.  48 pp.  15 May 1955 issue of L'Oeil: Revue d'art.  Masson was the subject of an interview entitled "Le Surréalisme et après" conducted by the magazine's cofounder, Georges Bernier, and has signed to page 12, beneath the title.  In fine condition. Read More...

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178. [Literature & Art] McCarthy, Mary. (1912–1989).
"Meanwhile, I have another problem." - Typed Letter Signed

TLS with several handwritten marks from the American novelist to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, regarding a refund for an unused train ticket.  January 9, 1969;  Paris; 1 pp., written on thin paper.  "Dear Miss Antonetto;/ Did you get my speech?*/  Meanwhile, I have another problem.  My Turin/Paris return railroad ticket.  When I took it in for refund to the agency which issued it here in Paris, they told me it would have to be stamped in Turin before January 15th.  Someone must take it to the Turin station with the note, 'questo biglietto non sarà utilizzato.' ['This ticket was not used']./  The person who takes it to the Turin station to be 'timbrato' ['stamped'] must claim that the ticket is his, or hers.  This all sounds complicated, but they say that it is the only way to get one's money back./  With best wishes,/  [Signature]/  Mary McCarthy/  Enclosure: Rail ticket Turin/Paris/  [autograph addendum]  *P.S. It turns out that I forgot to put the speech in the mail.  Here it is."  Expected mailing folds,  two holes to right margin, else fine.  8.5 x 10.5 inches (21.6 x 26.7 cm.). Read More...

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179. [Literature & Art] Miller, Arthur. (1915–2005).
"I have found that [public speaking] takes too much time and especially now I have too much writing before me." - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the American playwright to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana responding to an invitation to speak.  Roxbury, Connecticut, July 27, 1964;  1 p. on personal stationary.  In part, "If I were to lecture at all I would be especially glad to do so under the auspices of the A.C.I. but I have all but given up public speaking.  I have found that it takes too much time and especially now I have too much writing before me."  At the time of writing, Miller was likely preparing Incident at Vichy to open on Broadway in December of the same year.  Expected mailing folds, two holes punched to left margin, else fine.  7.5 x 10.5 inches (19 x 26.7 cm.).  Together with TLS from Miller's secretary, Elizabeth Hannum, declining an earlier invitation.  July 10, 1962;  1 pp. on Miller's personal stationary.  Expected mailing folds, two holes punched to left margin, fragment of transmissal envelope stapled to upper left corner, else fine.  7.5 x 10.5 inches (19 x 26.7 cm.). Read More...

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180. [Literature & Art] Murdoch, Iris. (1919–1999).
"It will be delightful to stay with them in Milan" - Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the British novelist and philosopher to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, regarding housing arrangements for an upcoming speaking engagement.  January 27, year unknown; 1 pp., on stationary for Cedar Lodge, Steeple Aston, Oxford.  "Dear Professor Antonetto:/  Thank you very much for your letter, for details of our hotels.  And please thank Mrs. Feltrinelli very much too- it will be delightful to stay with them in Milan./  I have to send the text before long. All good wishes,/  Iris Murdoch."  Horizontal mailing crease, else fine.  Approx. 5.5 x 7 inches (14 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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