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  • 12:01 P.M. Film SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP & STEPHEN TOLKIN based on the SCIENCE FICTION STORY by RICHARD LUPOFF by Jonathan Heap, Stephen Tolkin, Richard Lupoff 12:01 P.M. Film SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP & STEPHEN TOLKIN based on the SCIENCE FICTION STORY by RICHARD LUPOFF
    Jonathan Heap, Stephen Tolkin, Richard Lupoff

    12:01 P.M. First Revision SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP and STEPHEN TOLKIN. Based on a Short Story by RICHARD LUPOFF. 12:01 P.M. is a short film based on the 1973 science fiction short story by Richard Lupoff. It was first shown in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many believe that Groundhog Day stole the idea for its film from 12:01 P.M. A different film based on the story 12:01 P.M. was released in 1993. Copy machine printed on plain white paper (photocopied drafts were, and still are, used for production and working scripts because they can be easily made and quickly sent to a film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 3 hole punched but bound with staples…

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    12:01 P.M. First Revision SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP and STEPHEN TOLKIN. Based on a Short Story by RICHARD LUPOFF. 12:01 P.M. is a short film based on the 1973 science fiction short story by Richard Lupoff. It was first shown in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many believe that Groundhog Day stole the idea for its film from 12:01 P.M. A different film based on the story 12:01 P.M. was released in 1993. Copy machine printed on plain white paper (photocopied drafts were, and still are, used for production and working scripts because they can be easily made and quickly sent to a film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 3 hole punched but bound with staples at the upper left corner, 25 pages plus title page, pages printed on one side only. GOOD MINUS condition, the pages are creased at all their corners, the title page is creased with some small tears along its left edge, there is wear around the two upper staples including some extra staple holes and staple impressions, the last page has pulled from the staples (i.e. is loose), otherwise a complete, clean, clear copy. SCARCE FIRST REVISED DRAFT of this groundbreaking science fiction short film. It is the only copy I have and the only copy I have ever seen. About the 1990 film 12:01 P.M. (from Wikipedia): ******12:01 PM is a 1990 short film starring Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Jonathan Heap, it originally aired on cable television in 1990 as part of the Showtime 30 Minute Movie anthology series. It was nominated for an Academy Award.

    It is the first film adaptation of the short story "12:01 PM" by Richard A. Lupoff, which was published in the December 1973 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The major plot device is a time loop or time bounce, and bears great similarity to that of the 1993 film Groundhog Day. Lupoff and Jonathan Heap, director of the 1990 film, were "outraged" by the apparent theft of their idea, but after six months of lawyers conferences and substantial expenses, they decided to drop the case against Columbia Pictures. In the 1990 film, Kurtwood Smith plays Myron Castleman, an everyman stuck in a loop that forces him to constantly relive the same hour of his life over and over, being the only person aware of this. During one loop, he discovers that a scientist named Nathan Rosenbluth has predicted an event that matches his experience. Castleman calls him and explains what is going on, however, Rosenbluth is highly skeptical of his claims. Over the next loops, Myron struggles to get into contact with Rosenbluth again, and in the process becomes frustrated to the point of screaming at his secretary and throwing his suitcase into traffic. Eventually, he does manage to talk to Rosenbluth, who initially dismisses Myron as crazy until Myron describes the transition as the scientist had predicted (including the phrase "Consciousness is an independent variable," which is central to Rosenbluth's theories). The professor sadly informs Castleman that there is nothing that can be done, causing Myron to become hysterical and shoot himself. There is a brief pause until Myron finds himself back at the beginning of the loop, realizing that he is trapped for eternity. This version has NEVER BEEN RELEASED ON DVD IN THE U.S. In the 1993 film the main character keeps reliving the same 24 hour period (which in this case restarts at one minute past midnight, rather than midday as in the other versions). This version differs from the 1990 film in that it features a much lighter and more comedic tone, and that the protagonist ultimately finds a way to correct the time loop over the course of the film. This version was released on DVD in the United States on November 28, 2006.******

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  • 1848 CHARLES KINGSLEY'S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK - THE SAINT'S TRAGEDY or, The True Story of ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish Calendar - FIRST EDITION by Charles Kingsley 1848 CHARLES KINGSLEY'S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK - THE SAINT'S TRAGEDY or, The True Story of ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish Calendar - FIRST EDITION
    Charles Kingsley

    THE SAINT'S TRAGEDY; or, The True Story of ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish Calendar, by CHARLES KINGSLEY. Published by John W. Parker, London, 1848. FIRST EDITION. Small Format Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, spine paper title label, 4.5x7". Pagination: [4], xxiii (i-xxiii), [4], 271 (pages numbered 28 to 271, consecutive numbering beginning with page "i"), [1], + 4 numbered pages of Publisher's ads. Preface by the Reverend F. D. Maurice and an Introduction by the Author. This is CHARLES KINGSLEY'S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK, a drama, written while he was Rector of Eversley. THE YEAST, Kingsley's first novel, was being published in installments in Fraser's Magazine at the same time, but it was controversial and the…

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    THE SAINT'S TRAGEDY; or, The True Story of ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish Calendar, by CHARLES KINGSLEY. Published by John W. Parker, London, 1848. FIRST EDITION. Small Format Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, spine paper title label, 4.5x7". Pagination: [4], xxiii (i-xxiii), [4], 271 (pages numbered 28 to 271, consecutive numbering beginning with page "i"), [1], + 4 numbered pages of Publisher's ads. Preface by the Reverend F. D. Maurice and an Introduction by the Author. This is CHARLES KINGSLEY'S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK, a drama, written while he was Rector of Eversley. THE YEAST, Kingsley's first novel, was being published in installments in Fraser's Magazine at the same time, but it was controversial and the novel serialization was never finished - it was completed and first published in book form in 1850. Condition: The Original Covers are rubbed and shelf worn, there is a light cup ring on the rear cover, the spine covering is split at the rear fold, but holding well, the paper spine label is chipped and worn, affecting the label title text (part of the title, "KINGSLEY",

    and the "5s." price are still clear). Internally, there is a previous owner's signature at the top of the front pastedown,

    "St. John's Book Club" is written at the top of the front free-endpaper, there is some light corner creasing, overall the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A complete, solid, nice 1848 First Edition copy, in original covers, of THE FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK by CHARLES KINGSLEY.

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  • 1895 JOHNNY CRIMSON LEGEND OF HOLLIS HALL (HARVARD) by Percy Wallace MacKaye '97 by Percy Wallace MacKaye 1895 JOHNNY CRIMSON LEGEND OF HOLLIS HALL (HARVARD) by Percy Wallace MacKaye '97
    Percy Wallace MacKaye

    JOHNNY CRIMSON : A LEGEND OF HOLLIS HALL, by PERCY WALLACE MACKAYE. Hollis Hall, Harvard, Class of 1897. BOSTON: Kiley, Printer, 1895. First edition of the future dramatist and poet's first separate publication, issued during his second year at Harvard. Reportedly issued in an edition of only 50 copies, but NO limitation is stated. Booklet, paper covers, 6.5x8.5", 22 pages. Front cover illustration design by ERIC PAPE. Frontispiece drawing by ALICE DAVENPORT. This copy is UNSEWN (all the leaves and the front and rear cover are loose, one laid on the other in proper order). The bottom of the front cover has a LIBRARY OF CONGRESS stamp and another LIBRARY OF CONGRESS deaccessioned surplus copy stamp. It is likely this…

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    JOHNNY CRIMSON : A LEGEND OF HOLLIS HALL, by PERCY WALLACE MACKAYE. Hollis Hall, Harvard, Class of 1897. BOSTON: Kiley, Printer, 1895. First edition of the future dramatist and poet's first separate publication, issued during his second year at Harvard. Reportedly issued in an edition of only 50 copies, but NO limitation is stated. Booklet, paper covers, 6.5x8.5", 22 pages. Front cover illustration design by ERIC PAPE. Frontispiece drawing by ALICE DAVENPORT. This copy is UNSEWN (all the leaves and the front and rear cover are loose, one laid on the other in proper order). The bottom of the front cover has a LIBRARY OF CONGRESS stamp and another LIBRARY OF CONGRESS deaccessioned surplus copy stamp. It is likely this was a DEPOSIT COPY sent unsewn to the Library of Congress as required to maintain copyright protection (the LOC required two copies of a work be sent no later than three months after publication). GOOD MINUS condition: Unsewn, as noted above. Spotting to the front cover margins (showing on both sides of the front cover); a bit of light spotting on the first blank page; a couple edge chips and closed edge tears; soiling to the rear cover; some light creasing from handling; inner pages still bright and clean. About PERCY WALLACE MACKAYE: ******Percy MacKaye, 1875-1956, was born into a theatrical family in New York City. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, and travelled through Europe for a time before taking a teaching job at the Craigie School in New York. He wrote plays and poems, and became widely known for his efforts to create a literary culture accessible to all Americans. His patriotic and optimistic works often celebrated notable events, historical occasions, or famous Americans. He also wrote librettos for four operas, and contributed articles and essays to various periodicals.******

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  • 1911 LARGER GROWTH, by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY Suffragette, Novelist, Playwright & a Founder of the Lyceum Clubs by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD 1911 LARGER GROWTH, by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY Suffragette, Novelist, Playwright & a Founder of the Lyceum Clubs
    CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD

    THE LARGER GROWTH (Mothers and Fathers), by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD. Published by E.P. Dutton & Company, New York. First Edition, with the date 1911 on the copyright page and no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, green cloth covered boards, blind embossed decoration on the front cover, white titling on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 382 pages. Condition: NEAR FINE book, previous owner's three line presentation on the front free endpaper, a small old bookstore label on the rear pastedown, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. In a POOR dustjacket that is heavily chipped, scraped, faded at the spine, and generally weary; nonetheless this rare dj is present and the printing on…

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    THE LARGER GROWTH (Mothers and Fathers), by CONSTANCE SMEDLEY ARMFIELD. Published by E.P. Dutton & Company, New York. First Edition, with the date 1911 on the copyright page and no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, green cloth covered boards, blind embossed decoration on the front cover, white titling on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 382 pages. Condition: NEAR FINE book, previous owner's three line presentation on the front free endpaper, a small old bookstore label on the rear pastedown, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. In a POOR dustjacket that is heavily chipped, scraped, faded at the spine, and generally weary; nonetheless this rare dj is present and the printing on the front and rear cover remains bright and clear. THE LARGER GROWTH tells the story of an isolated family whose children, especially the girls, want to develop in ways far beyond what their parents believe desirable or possible. About CONSTANCE SMEDLEY (from Wikipedia): ******Constance Smedley (b. 1881 d. 1941) was a feminist, suffragist, illustrator, stage designer, journalist, novelist, playwright, creator of pageants, and a lifelong campaigner for the poor. She lived with a disability, getting around on crutches in her youth and in a wheelchair from her mid thirties. Smedley was a founder of the Lyceum Club, created to promote cultural exchange between women of all nations. In 1909 Smedley married the artist and poet Maxwell Armfield, who was a pacifist, homosexual, and descendant of Winifred, Lady Nithsdale. Their unconventional marriage lasted until Smedley's death in 1941.******

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  • 1911 Tom Brown's School Days FINE BINDING with MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL COAT OF ARMS on Cover - Student Prize Book BOUND by JAMES GALT & CO., MANCHESTER by An Old Boy (Thomas Hughes) 1911 Tom Brown's School Days FINE BINDING with MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL COAT OF ARMS on Cover - Student Prize Book BOUND by JAMES GALT & CO., MANCHESTER
    An Old Boy (Thomas Hughes)

    TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, by An Old Boy (Thomas Hughes). Published by Macmillan & Co, 1903.

    Beautifully Bound Prize Book awarded to a Student at MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1911.

    FINE BINDING, SPECIALLY BOUND in FULL CALF LEATHER, five raised spine bands, gilt framing on both front and rear covers, gilt designs on the spine, gilt lining on the edges, and a BEAUTIFUL GILT COAT OF ARMS of the MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL on the front cover. Bound by James Galt & Co., Manchester, with their small label at the bottom of the rear pastedown. Book has marbled endpapers, marbled page edges, measures 4x6 inches (10x15 cm), and has 365 pages.

    Manchester Grammar School Prize Award certificate dated 1911 and…

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    TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, by An Old Boy (Thomas Hughes). Published by Macmillan & Co, 1903.

    Beautifully Bound Prize Book awarded to a Student at MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1911.

    FINE BINDING, SPECIALLY BOUND in FULL CALF LEATHER, five raised spine bands, gilt framing on both front and rear covers, gilt designs on the spine, gilt lining on the edges, and a BEAUTIFUL GILT COAT OF ARMS of the MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL on the front cover. Bound by James Galt & Co., Manchester, with their small label at the bottom of the rear pastedown. Book has marbled endpapers, marbled page edges, measures 4x6 inches (10x15 cm), and has 365 pages.

    Manchester Grammar School Prize Award certificate dated 1911 and signed by the High Master is glued onto the front pastedown.

    GOOD condition, the covers are quite lovely, some wear to the corner tips and spine ends and a bit of rubbing to the folds, otherwise bright and sharp; internally, the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding; there is foxing to the blank prelim and blank endpapers, and to the frontispiece, otherwise the text seems foxing free; a "P. M. Taylor" signed the book twice on a blank prelim (the book was awarded to "C. Taylor"); there are some corner creases here and there; otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1913 IRVIN S. COBB Book SIGNED & INSCRIBED to FRIEND & FELLOW AUTHOR SAMUEL G. BLYTHE by Irvin S. Cobb (Samuel G. Blythe association) 1913 IRVIN S. COBB Book SIGNED & INSCRIBED to FRIEND & FELLOW AUTHOR SAMUEL G. BLYTHE
    Irvin S. Cobb (Samuel G. Blythe association)

    BACK HOME, by IRVIN S. COBB. A novel based in Kentucky, a collection of short stories about a fictional Kentucky judge, Judge Priest. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IRVIN COBB on the front free endpaper to His Friend and Colleague S(amuel G.) Blythe: "Jan 14, 1913 / To Old S. Blythe / from Young I. Cobb". Samuel G. Blythe, 1868-1947, was a friend of Irvin S. Cobb, and it was Blythe who brought Cobb to the New York World newspaper where Cobb eventually became the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. At the time that Cobb was hired, Blythe was head of the paper's Washington Bureau. Both Irvin S. Cobb and Samuel G. Blythe are renowned early American…

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    BACK HOME, by IRVIN S. COBB. A novel based in Kentucky, a collection of short stories about a fictional Kentucky judge, Judge Priest. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IRVIN COBB on the front free endpaper to His Friend and Colleague S(amuel G.) Blythe: "Jan 14, 1913 / To Old S. Blythe / from Young I. Cobb". Samuel G. Blythe, 1868-1947, was a friend of Irvin S. Cobb, and it was Blythe who brought Cobb to the New York World newspaper where Cobb eventually became the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. At the time that Cobb was hired, Blythe was head of the paper's Washington Bureau. Both Irvin S. Cobb and Samuel G. Blythe are renowned early American humorists, columnists and reporters. One of Blythe's books, The Fun of Getting Thin, is still in print, and very funny. The humor in Cobb's inscription in this book is in the fact that Blythe is not much older than "young" Cobb, 1876-1944. Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, gilt title background on the front cover, gilt titling on the spine, 5x8 inches, 348 pages. Illustrated with 10 b&w plates. VERY GOOD condition, the cover's corner tips are slightly bumped, there is some wear to the spine ends, the spine gilt is somewhat faded, the inner pages are lightly toned at the margins, overall the book is very nice - tight, bright, clean and unmarked (except for the author's inscription, of course). An attractive and very presentable copy. The intimate inside joke inscription by Cobb to his friend Blythe makes this book special.

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  • 1920 JAMES HUNEKER Painted Veils SIGNED & INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIAL SLIPCASE First Edition Association Copy by James Huneker 1920 JAMES HUNEKER Painted Veils SIGNED & INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIAL SLIPCASE First Edition Association Copy
    James Huneker

    PAINTED VEILS, by JAMES HUNEKER. SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIALLY PRODUCED PRESENTATION SLIPCASE. Association Copy: Signed and Inscribed to THOMAS L. RAYMOND who was twice MAYOR of NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, and a friend of Huneker. The book is one of 1200 SIGNED and NUMBERED copies.

    However, THIS COPY has "Presentation" handwritten by Huneker instead of a number, and the HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION:"For Thomas L. Raymond / My friend The Mayor / James Huneker" below the printed statement of limitation. In addition, Huneker has hand corrected a single work on the last page, crossing out the word "lamp" and changing it to "map". Published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, vellum…

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    PAINTED VEILS, by JAMES HUNEKER. SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIALLY PRODUCED PRESENTATION SLIPCASE. Association Copy: Signed and Inscribed to THOMAS L. RAYMOND who was twice MAYOR of NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, and a friend of Huneker. The book is one of 1200 SIGNED and NUMBERED copies.

    However, THIS COPY has "Presentation" handwritten by Huneker instead of a number, and the HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION:"For Thomas L. Raymond / My friend The Mayor / James Huneker" below the printed statement of limitation. In addition, Huneker has hand corrected a single work on the last page, crossing out the word "lamp" and changing it to "map". Published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, vellum spine and blue paper covered boards, spine title label with gilt titling and gilt border, 6.5x10 inches, 294 pages plus 2 unnumbered final pages. With blue paper DUSTJACKET (same textured blue paper as used on the endpapers) that is printed in black on the spine with the title and the following statement: "Privately Printed For Subscribers Only". This special Presentation Copy comes with a Presentation Slipcase and Chemise (a folding encasement that protects the book when it slides in and out of the slipcase).

    The slipcase is half leather with five raised spine bands and gilt lettering, including the words "PRESENTATION COPY" and the place/date "NEW YORK 1920". James Huneker died in 1921, the year after he signed and presented this copy. Condition: VERY GOOD BOOK, light sunning and a bit of corner tip wear to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and clear, a solid, very nice book; in a complete but only FAIR DUSTJACKET, fair because the dj is completely split along the front spine fold and is starting to split on the rear spine fold and both splits have been repaired / reinforced with clear tape on the backside of the dj, the dj is also sunned / toned at the spine; in a VERY GOOD CHEMISE; in a GOOD PLUS SLIPCASE that has some rubs/scrapes to the spine and to the front corners but is still solid, lovely and doing its job well. RARE FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY, in a SPECIAL PRESENTATION SLIPCASE and CHEMISE. About James Huneker (from Wikipedia): ******JAMES HUNEKER, b. 1857 d. 1921, was one of America's leading literary and music critics, and the author of several novels... Few American writers elicited the adulation that Huneker received from his colleagues in his lifetime and immediately after his death. "There was no one like him," art critic Henry McBride wrote of Huneker. "His strength lay in his knowledge of life and his ability to write." Art historian Jerome Mellquist agreed, noting that "Huneker could impart a grace and a quality of spiritual audacity unsurpassed by any critic of his generation."

    Huneker's friend H. L. Mencken described his dinner table conversation as "a really amazing compound of scandalous anecdotes, shrewd judgments, and devastating witticisms." Numerous memoirs from the period recall him as an unforgettable personality... PAINTED VEILS, published in the last year of his life, was considered a racy novel.****** Thomas Lynch Raymond, Jr.

    (to whom the book was inscribed and presented), b. 1875 d. 1928, served two nonconsecutive terms as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1915 to 1917 and again from 1925 to 1928.

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  • 1923 DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH - IN THE LAND OF COTTON - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed. by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH 1923 DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH - IN THE LAND OF COTTON - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed.
    DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH

    IN THE LAND OF COTTON, by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH. SPECIAL & RARE copy that is SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by the author, DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH, to noted TEXAN, DR. J.W. TORBETT (John Walter Torbett): "For Dr. J. W. Torbett, whose ministrations are good for the soul and the mind as well as the body, with appreciation of his delightful hospitality. / from / Dorothy Scarborough / July 12, 1923". Dr. J.W. Torbett lived in Marlin, Texas. He was a highly regarded Physician, and an Author who wrote about his home town, and poetry. Published by Macmillan Company, New York, 1923. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1923 on both the title page and copyright page, with the statement: "Set up and…

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    IN THE LAND OF COTTON, by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH. SPECIAL & RARE copy that is SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by the author, DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH, to noted TEXAN, DR. J.W. TORBETT (John Walter Torbett): "For Dr. J. W. Torbett, whose ministrations are good for the soul and the mind as well as the body, with appreciation of his delightful hospitality. / from / Dorothy Scarborough / July 12, 1923". Dr. J.W. Torbett lived in Marlin, Texas. He was a highly regarded Physician, and an Author who wrote about his home town, and poetry. Published by Macmillan Company, New York, 1923. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1923 on both the title page and copyright page, with the statement: "Set up and electrotyped. Published March, 1923" on the copyright page, and with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 5.5 x 7.75 inches, 370 pages. FAIR condition because the covers spine, margins next to the spine, and edges, are heavily scraped, scratched, rubbed and worn; otherwise the book is in Good condition, the front cover design remains bright and attractive, the endpapers are toned, as normal, the rear inner hinge is cracked but holding very well, the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and the author's inscription is clear, bright and fully legible. Wonderful Inscribed Book with a Bad Spine. Story of childhood on a Texas cotton plantation. This was Scarborough's first novel. She is best known for her novel, The Wind, which depicts the loneliness of small town life in Texas. There is much about DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH on Wikipedia. Story of childhood on a Texas cotton plantation. This was Scarborough's

    first novel. She is best known for her novel, The Wind, which depicts the loneliness of small town life in Texas.

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  • 1924 COMPLETE CATALOGUE THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES First Edition by John Quinn 1924 COMPLETE CATALOGUE THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES First Edition
    John Quinn

    COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES. Catalog for the Auction that took place in New York in 1924. PRICES REALIZED printed at the end of Volume Two. Published by The Anderson Galleries, 1924. First edition. Two Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches, 1205 total pages plus 62 unnumbered pages of Prices Realized at the end of Volume Two. Each volume has some b&w illustrations, but this is mainly a written, descriptive catalogue. 12,096 Items are listed and were offered at this auction. The John Quinn collection was an amazing gathering of modern (at the time) literature. Included was a HANDWRITTEN COPY OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE that went for $1,975, purchased by the Rosenbach Foundation, and has…

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    COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES. Catalog for the Auction that took place in New York in 1924. PRICES REALIZED printed at the end of Volume Two. Published by The Anderson Galleries, 1924. First edition. Two Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches, 1205 total pages plus 62 unnumbered pages of Prices Realized at the end of Volume Two. Each volume has some b&w illustrations, but this is mainly a written, descriptive catalogue. 12,096 Items are listed and were offered at this auction. The John Quinn collection was an amazing gathering of modern (at the time) literature. Included was a HANDWRITTEN COPY OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE that went for $1,975, purchased by the Rosenbach Foundation, and has been at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, ever since. GOOD condition. The covers of both volumes are sunned at the spines, have spine end, edge and corner tip wear; internally the pages have lightly toned, as normal, there are a few pencil prices realized in the margins here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A used but solid set of this important literary collection and auction. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1928 LUC DURTAIN - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - HOLLYWOOD DÉPASSÉ French Novel 1st Edition by Luc Durtain 1928 LUC DURTAIN - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - HOLLYWOOD DÉPASSÉ French Novel 1st Edition
    Luc Durtain

    HOLLYWOOD DÉPASSÉ, by LUC DURTAIN. A FRENCH NOVEL about HOLLYWOOD "EXCESSES". SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author, LUC DURTAIN, on the half-title page, and dated in the year of publication. Published by Librairie Gallimard / Éditios de la Nouvelle Revue Française, PARIS, 1928. First Edition. Softcovers / Wrappers, 5" x 7.5", 248 pages. TEXT in FRENCH. GOOD condition, pages and covers have darkened / browned with age as normal, cover hinges become a bit tender, overall still solid, bright and clean.

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  • 1930 Half Moon Press / Stanford TWELFTH NIGHT Chapbook ISSEI POET BUNICHI KAGAWA by Janet Lewis, Yvor Winters, Ruth Mantz, Bunichi Kagawa, et al 1930 Half Moon Press / Stanford TWELFTH NIGHT Chapbook ISSEI POET BUNICHI KAGAWA
    Janet Lewis, Yvor Winters, Ruth Mantz, Bunichi Kagawa, et al

    ROON: TWELFTH NIGHT NUMBER. A POETRY CHAPBOOK, including poems by various poets including Janet Lewis, Yvor Winters, Ruth Mantz, and, interestingly, a poem by the Issei Poet and Writer BUNICHI KAGAWA. It is perhaps Bunichi Kagawa's first published poem (a book of his poems was published later the same year). Published by Half Moon Press, Stanford, California, and Printed at the Half Moon Press by Ruth Mantz on hand-made Campania and Italiano Paper. Published as a special edition of ROON, a chapbook of modern verse, Volume II, Number II, the Twelfth Night Number. Chapbook, paper covers, 6.5x9.5 inches. Pagination: [4] two blank leaves, [1] colophon page, [2] table of contents, [2], 23-34 poems, [6] blank leaves. Note that the text…

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    ROON: TWELFTH NIGHT NUMBER. A POETRY CHAPBOOK, including poems by various poets including Janet Lewis, Yvor Winters, Ruth Mantz, and, interestingly, a poem by the Issei Poet and Writer BUNICHI KAGAWA. It is perhaps Bunichi Kagawa's first published poem (a book of his poems was published later the same year). Published by Half Moon Press, Stanford, California, and Printed at the Half Moon Press by Ruth Mantz on hand-made Campania and Italiano Paper. Published as a special edition of ROON, a chapbook of modern verse, Volume II, Number II, the Twelfth Night Number. Chapbook, paper covers, 6.5x9.5 inches. Pagination: [4] two blank leaves, [1] colophon page, [2] table of contents, [2], 23-34 poems, [6] blank leaves. Note that the text of this Twelfth Night Number begins on page 23, as issued. SIGNED at the top of a prelim page by HENRY RAMSEY who has two poems on page 24. Henry Ramsey was a student and a known friend of Yvor Winters. It is likely that both he and Bunichi Kagawa knew each other at Stanford because both were students of, and mentored by, Yvor Winters. VERY GOOD condition, light sunning to the covers margins, a bit of edge wear, otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked. About BUNICHI KAGAWA (excerpted from An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature): ******Bunichi Kagawa, b. 1904 d. 1981, was an Issei Japanese American. Of all Issei writers in English, Kagawa had the closest link with Japanese American communities and wrote poems that appeared in their newspapers. In the 1920s he had immigrated to join his father in the Los Altos area of Northern California where he mentored with the poet and Stanford professor Yvor Winters and his wife, the writer Janet Lewis. In 1930 Yvor Winters helped get Kagawa's poetry book, Hidden Flame, published by a private Stanford press. During World War II Kagawa was interned in the Tule Lake camp where he was involved in the publication of a Japanese language literary magazine titled Tessaku. Before the war Kagawa was, for a short time, married to Chiye Mori, a Nisei who was one of the more prolific young writers among a vibrant group of Nisei literati.******

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  • 1932 J.B. PRIESTLEY - DANGEROUS CORNER : A PLAY IN THREE ACTS First Edition SAMUEL FRENCH by J. B. Priestley 1932 J.B. PRIESTLEY - DANGEROUS CORNER : A PLAY IN THREE ACTS First Edition SAMUEL FRENCH
    J. B. Priestley

    DANGEROUS CORNER: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS, by J. B. PRIESTLEY. Dangerous Corner is a stage play written by J. B. Priestley, first performed in 1932. Dangerous Corner is also a 1934 black-and-white film, based on the play. Published by Samuel French, New York, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover Book, No Dustjacket, 5x7.5", 131 pages. Condition: EX-LIBRARY with "Department of Speech & Drama / San Jose State College / San Jose 14, California" stamped on the front and rear pastedowns, and some remnants and scrapes of something removed from the front free-endpaper (card pocket?); ex-lib aside in GOOD condition, there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, some light sunning to the cover's spine, overall still tight, bright, clean…

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    DANGEROUS CORNER: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS, by J. B. PRIESTLEY. Dangerous Corner is a stage play written by J. B. Priestley, first performed in 1932. Dangerous Corner is also a 1934 black-and-white film, based on the play. Published by Samuel French, New York, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover Book, No Dustjacket, 5x7.5", 131 pages. Condition: EX-LIBRARY with "Department of Speech & Drama / San Jose State College / San Jose 14, California" stamped on the front and rear pastedowns, and some remnants and scrapes of something removed from the front free-endpaper (card pocket?); ex-lib aside in GOOD condition, there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, some light sunning to the cover's spine, overall still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Ex-Lib, but still a solid, nice example of this early and rare J.B. Priestley work.

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  • 1935 FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS - RADICAL ANARCHIST LEFTIST AMERICAN POETRY Chapbook by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND JR. 1935 FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS - RADICAL ANARCHIST LEFTIST AMERICAN POETRY Chapbook
    JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND JR.

    FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS. A chapbook of ANARCHIST RADICAL POETRY by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND, JR. Published by The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia, 1935. Printed by ALPRESS in a LIMITED EDITION of only 175 copies. This is the fifth publication in the Burlington Chapbooks series. Chapbook / Booklet, heavy stock paper covers, paper title label on the front cover, string bound, 5.5x8.5 inches, six numbered pages of poems, plus an unnumbered Title Page, Contents Page, and Colophon Page. The poems are: CHAUVINISM, by Juan Ortega; ANARCHIST PORTRAIT IN CALIFORNIA, by Norman Macleod; LAST PRELUDE, by Lawrence A. Harper; TO A POET OF THE PROLETARIAT, by Wilder Bentley; and FOR THE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONIST L. F., by…

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    FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS. A chapbook of ANARCHIST RADICAL POETRY by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND, JR. Published by The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia, 1935. Printed by ALPRESS in a LIMITED EDITION of only 175 copies. This is the fifth publication in the Burlington Chapbooks series. Chapbook / Booklet, heavy stock paper covers, paper title label on the front cover, string bound, 5.5x8.5 inches, six numbered pages of poems, plus an unnumbered Title Page, Contents Page, and Colophon Page. The poems are: CHAUVINISM, by Juan Ortega; ANARCHIST PORTRAIT IN CALIFORNIA, by Norman Macleod; LAST PRELUDE, by Lawrence A. Harper; TO A POET OF THE PROLETARIAT, by Wilder Bentley; and FOR THE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONIST L. F., by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. GOOD condition, a bit of wear to the corner tips, a small area of light shorelining to the top edge of the title page; overall remains tight, bright, clean and unmarked. One of the nicer copies this delicate chapbook that I have seen.

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  • 1935 RUTH PITTER Poet MAD LADY'S GARLAND - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JOHN HOLMES to JOHN CIARDI, a Presentation Copy by Ruth Pitter (John Holmes, John Ciardi) 1935 RUTH PITTER Poet MAD LADY'S GARLAND - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JOHN HOLMES to JOHN CIARDI, a Presentation Copy
    Ruth Pitter (John Holmes, John Ciardi)

    A MAD LADY'S GARLAND, by RUTH PITTER. Published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1935. A book of poems. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and DATED by JOHN HOLMES, Poet and Tufts University Professor of Literature and Poetry, and PRESENTED to his then student JOHN CIARDI. "John Ciardi, HIS Book, / on and after Dec. 7, 1937 / from John Holmes". Clearly this was John Holmes' personal copy which he was gifting to John Ciardi. Ruth Pitter must have a favorite poet of both of these male poets. Several of the poems have brief handwritten pencil notes and marks beside and on them, likely by either John Holmes or John Ciardi. FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, the spine is sunned / darkened…

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    A MAD LADY'S GARLAND, by RUTH PITTER. Published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1935. A book of poems. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and DATED by JOHN HOLMES, Poet and Tufts University Professor of Literature and Poetry, and PRESENTED to his then student JOHN CIARDI. "John Ciardi, HIS Book, / on and after Dec. 7, 1937 / from John Holmes". Clearly this was John Holmes' personal copy which he was gifting to John Ciardi. Ruth Pitter must have a favorite poet of both of these male poets. Several of the poems have brief handwritten pencil notes and marks beside and on them, likely by either John Holmes or John Ciardi. FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, the spine is sunned / darkened and its lettering is no longer visible; internally there is glue remnant to the front free endpaper likely from the removal of a bookplate, light toning to the pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid copy. An interesting intersection of John Holmes, John Ciardi, and Ruth Pitter, all in one place. About RUTH PITTER (from Wikipedia): ******Emma Thomas "Ruth" Pitter, CBE, FRSL, b.1897 d.1992, was a 20th century British poet. She was the first woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, and was appointed a CBE in 1979 to honour her many contributions to English literature. In 1974, she was named a "Companion of Literature", the highest honour given by the Royal Society of Literature. She was a good friend of C. S. Lewis, who admired her poetry. He often invited her critique of his poems. Pitter is considered by many Lewis scholars to have had an effect on his writing in the 1940s and 1950s. W. B. Yeats, Robin Skelton and Thom Gunn also appreciated Pitter's work and praised her poetry. Lord David Cecil once remarked that Pitter was one of the most original and moving poets then living. Despite some praise Pitter has been mostly overlooked. It is only in recent years that there has been a renewed interest in her work.****** About JOHN HOLMES (from Wikipedia): ******JOHN HOLMES, b.1904 d.1962, was a poet and critic. He was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, and both attended and taught at Tufts University where he was a professor of literature and modern poetry for 28 years. His students included Anne Sexton, Richard Wilbur, May Sarton, John Ciardi, Maxine Kumin, and many others. He wrote ten volumes of poetry, but it was his influence on a generation of poets that was his greatest contribution to poetry.****** About JOHN CIARDI (from Wikipedia): ******John Anthony Ciardi, b.1916 d.1986, was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. While primarily known as a poet, he also translated Dante's Divine Comedy, wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and longtime poetry editor, and directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont. In 1959, Ciardi published a book on how to read, write, and teach poetry, How Does a Poem Mean?, which has proven to be among the most used books of its kind.******

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  • 1937 GONE WITH THE WIND Margaret Mitchell FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN ED Santiago Chile by Margaret Mitchell 1937 GONE WITH THE WIND Margaret Mitchell FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN ED Santiago Chile
    Margaret Mitchell

    GONE WITH THE WIND, by MARGARET MITCHELL. Published by Ercilla, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 1937. Published as "Supplemento De Excelsior Año II, No. 6, Octubre de 1937". FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION. Bound in Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, 7.5" x 10", 476 pages. Pagination: I-IV Introductory pages and "Gloria Tropical" by Horacio Quiroga; 1-471 GONE WITH THE WIND; 472-475 "ALDOUS HUXLEY En La Literatura Britanica" by Antonio Marichalar; [1] Poem by Pablo Neruda "Monzon de Junio". CHILEAN EDITION - TEXT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH. GOOD condition, covers are worn along the edges, spine ends and corners, rubbed at the folds, scraped along the spine and on the spine title label, toned at the upper portion; nonetheless the covers…

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    GONE WITH THE WIND, by MARGARET MITCHELL. Published by Ercilla, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 1937. Published as "Supplemento De Excelsior Año II, No. 6, Octubre de 1937". FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION. Bound in Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, 7.5" x 10", 476 pages. Pagination: I-IV Introductory pages and "Gloria Tropical" by Horacio Quiroga; 1-471 GONE WITH THE WIND; 472-475 "ALDOUS HUXLEY En La Literatura Britanica" by Antonio Marichalar; [1] Poem by Pablo Neruda "Monzon de Junio". CHILEAN EDITION - TEXT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH. GOOD condition, covers are worn along the edges, spine ends and corners, rubbed at the folds, scraped along the spine and on the spine title label, toned at the upper portion; nonetheless the covers are sturdy and doing their job well; the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding very well; there is a previous owner's signature and a two line gift inscription on the blank verso of the front-free endpaper; the title page has some offsetting from the previous owner's signature on the facing page; all the pages have toned / browned as normal; page 363 has a closed tear across its face that has been repaired with clear tape ( the page is complete and fully legible with the tape repair); overall a complete, tight, bright and clean copy, with pages that are toned as normal and covers that show some wear. ESTE LIBRO ES MUY RARO

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  • 1939 JOHN HOLMES "The POET'S Work" SIGNED & INSCRIBED to his then Student JOHN CIARDI a Presentation Copy by John Holmes 1939 JOHN HOLMES "The POET'S Work" SIGNED & INSCRIBED to his then Student JOHN CIARDI a Presentation Copy
    John Holmes

    THE POET'S WORK, by JOHN HOLMES. Published by Oxford University Press, New York, 1939. First Edition, with the date 1939 on both the title page and copyright page, with no indication of additional printings. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and DATED by JOHN HOLMES, Poet and Tufts University Professor of Literature and Poetry, to his then student JOHN CIARDI. "To John Ciardi, poet, / in expectation of great things and pride in present achievements. / John Holmes / Somerville / June 18, 1939". On the rear free endpaper is a handwritten short list of poems to be submitted to Poetry magazine, presumably written in the early, student hand of John Ciardi. The list includes the first of Ciardi's poems to eventually be selected…

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    THE POET'S WORK, by JOHN HOLMES. Published by Oxford University Press, New York, 1939. First Edition, with the date 1939 on both the title page and copyright page, with no indication of additional printings. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and DATED by JOHN HOLMES, Poet and Tufts University Professor of Literature and Poetry, to his then student JOHN CIARDI. "To John Ciardi, poet, / in expectation of great things and pride in present achievements. / John Holmes / Somerville / June 18, 1939". On the rear free endpaper is a handwritten short list of poems to be submitted to Poetry magazine, presumably written in the early, student hand of John Ciardi. The list includes the first of Ciardi's poems to eventually be selected and published by Poetry, "Letter For Those Who Grew Up Together". The poem is referred to in the list as "Letter - grew up". It was published in the November 1939 issue of Poetry. Hardcover book, no dustjacket, burgundy cloth covered boards, 5.5x8.5 inches. Pagination: xx, 186, [3] pages. GOOD condition. The spine lettering has mostly worn away, the inner pages are lightly toned, still a solid, sharp cornered copy, with pages that are tight, bright, clean and clear. About JOHN HOLMES (from Wikipedia): ******JOHN HOLMES, b.1904 d.1962, was a poet and critic. He was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, and both attended and taught at Tufts University where he was a professor of literature and modern poetry for 28 years. His students included Anne Sexton, Richard Wilbur, May Sarton, John Ciardi, Maxine Kumin, and many others. He wrote ten volumes of poetry, but it was his influence on a generation of poets that was his greatest contribution to poetry.****** About JOHN CIARDI (from Wikipedia): ******John Anthony Ciardi, b.1916 d.1986, was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. While primarily known as a poet, he also translated Dante's Divine Comedy, wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and longtime poetry editor, and directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont. In 1959, Ciardi published a book on how to read, write, and teach poetry, How Does a Poem Mean?, which has proven to be among the most used books of its kind.******

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  • 1947 BUDD SCHULBERG - UNCORRECTED PROOF - THE HARDER THEY FALL - RANDOM HOUSE by Budd Schulberg 1947 BUDD SCHULBERG - UNCORRECTED PROOF - THE HARDER THEY FALL - RANDOM HOUSE
    Budd Schulberg

    THE HARDER THEY FALL, by BUDD SCHULBERG. UNCORRECTED PROOF for ADVANCE readers. Published by Random House, New York, 1947. FIRST PRINTING, so stated. UNCORRECTED GALLEY PROOFS. Uncorrected Proof, blue paper wrappers (softcovers) with "Uncorrected Proof" title label on front cover, bound GALLEY SHEETS, 6" x 11", sheets printed on one side only, pages numbered by "Galley", approximately (300?) pages. FAIR condition, water staining to the top area of the front cover, lightly affecting the same area of the first few leaves; upper cover corner is torn away, the upper corner of the first 20 or so pages is creased and worn; the wrappers have some creases, soiling, toning, and some splitting at the spine folds, but are still holding together…

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    THE HARDER THEY FALL, by BUDD SCHULBERG. UNCORRECTED PROOF for ADVANCE readers. Published by Random House, New York, 1947. FIRST PRINTING, so stated. UNCORRECTED GALLEY PROOFS. Uncorrected Proof, blue paper wrappers (softcovers) with "Uncorrected Proof" title label on front cover, bound GALLEY SHEETS, 6" x 11", sheets printed on one side only, pages numbered by "Galley", approximately (300?) pages. FAIR condition, water staining to the top area of the front cover, lightly affecting the same area of the first few leaves; upper cover corner is torn away, the upper corner of the first 20 or so pages is creased and worn; the wrappers have some creases, soiling, toning, and some splitting at the spine folds, but are still holding together well; there is a light crease to the upper corner area of most pages; otherwise the inner pages remain tight, bright, and unmarked. UNCORRECTED PROOF / GALLEY SHEETS of this early Budd Schulberg book.

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  • 1948 FLANNERY O'CONNOR Her FIRST BOOK APPEARANCE New Signatures 1: A Selection of College Writing ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED by her friend ROBERT PENN WARREN by Flannery O'Connor 1948 FLANNERY O'CONNOR Her FIRST BOOK APPEARANCE New Signatures 1: A Selection of College Writing ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED by her friend ROBERT PENN WARREN
    Flannery O'Connor

    NEW SIGNATURES 1948 / NEW SIGNATURES 1 : A SELECTION OF COLLEGE WRITING, edited by ALAN SWALLOW. Published by Alan Swallow, printed at The Press of James Decker, Prairie City, Illinois, copyright 1947 but published in 1948. This book contains stories by various college students across the country, including the story THE BARBER by FLANNERY O'CONNOR, a student at the University of Iowa. Hardcover Book in its scarce Dustjacket, 5.5x8 inches, 178 pages. The Flannery O'Connor story is on pages 113 through 124. Great ASSOCIATION copy. SIGNED by ROBERT PENN WARREN who was on the SELECTION COMMITTEE for this anthology, and who became a FRIEND of FLANNERY O'CONNOR. From the front dj flap: "Alan Swallow...has been aided in his selection…

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    NEW SIGNATURES 1948 / NEW SIGNATURES 1 : A SELECTION OF COLLEGE WRITING, edited by ALAN SWALLOW. Published by Alan Swallow, printed at The Press of James Decker, Prairie City, Illinois, copyright 1947 but published in 1948. This book contains stories by various college students across the country, including the story THE BARBER by FLANNERY O'CONNOR, a student at the University of Iowa. Hardcover Book in its scarce Dustjacket, 5.5x8 inches, 178 pages. The Flannery O'Connor story is on pages 113 through 124. Great ASSOCIATION copy. SIGNED by ROBERT PENN WARREN who was on the SELECTION COMMITTEE for this anthology, and who became a FRIEND of FLANNERY O'CONNOR. From the front dj flap: "Alan Swallow...has been aided in his selection by such recognized leaders as Robert Penn Warren, Paul Engle, Yvor Winters..." The SIGNATURE of ROBERT PENN WARREN is on the blank page facing the title page, hand signed in red ink on a 2x4 inch label. Robert Penn Warren and Flannery O'Connor met at the University of Iowa in 1946 and became lifelong friends. You can read much about their long relationship online. Robert Penn Warren was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and poetry. He conducted a number of published, personal interviews with Flannery O'Connor over the years. This is Flannery O'Connor's first appearance in a book. She did publish this story along with six others as part of her Master's Thesis at the University of Iowa in 1946, titled "The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories". The story The Geranium was then published in the literary journal Accent: A Quarterly of New Literature, in 1946. Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers have pushing at the spine ends, and one corner is lightly bumped; internally the pages have some light toning at the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a GOOD dustjacket that has wear to the spine ends and corner tips, including creases and small closed tears, soiling including some pea size spots to the rear panel, and some edge creases and wear; overall the covers are bright and solid, and retain their original 'Three Dollars" price at the top of the front flap. Robert Penn Warren's signature is bright and clear. Robert Penn Warren, b. 1905 d. 1989, and Flannery O'Connor, b. 1925 d. 1964, first met at the University of Iowa where Robert Penn Warren was teaching and Flannery O'Connor was a student.

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  • 1955 Saint-Denys-Garneau NINE POEMS Published by BEAUPRÉ & TURNBULL Iroquois Falls, Canada by Saint-Denys-Garneau 1955 Saint-Denys-Garneau NINE POEMS Published by BEAUPRÉ & TURNBULL Iroquois Falls, Canada
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    SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU : NINE POEMS. With Versions in English by JEAN BEAUPRÉ and GAEL TURNBULL. POETRY by Saint-Denys-Garneau. Translated by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré. Privately Published: IROQUOIS FALLS (Northern Ontario, Canada), for Private Distribution, Summer, 1955. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "mimeographed at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution, Summer, 1955." Paper wrappers (only front cover is present - the spine and rear cover are lacking), front cover is hand titled "Garneau"; yellow inner pages, 7" x 8.5", side-stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. VERY LIMITED EDITION. One of four chapbooks / booklets produced by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré in Iroquois Falls, Canada, reportedly in limited editions of around 120 copies. These chapbooks are sometimes thought to have been…

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    SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU : NINE POEMS. With Versions in English by JEAN BEAUPRÉ and GAEL TURNBULL. POETRY by Saint-Denys-Garneau. Translated by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré. Privately Published: IROQUOIS FALLS (Northern Ontario, Canada), for Private Distribution, Summer, 1955. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "mimeographed at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution, Summer, 1955." Paper wrappers (only front cover is present - the spine and rear cover are lacking), front cover is hand titled "Garneau"; yellow inner pages, 7" x 8.5", side-stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. VERY LIMITED EDITION. One of four chapbooks / booklets produced by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré in Iroquois Falls, Canada, reportedly in limited editions of around 120 copies. These chapbooks are sometimes thought to have been published by the Contact Press, but that is not the case, Contact only distributed some of the copies (and its stamp is on the title page of those copies it distributed). (Refer to Gnarowski: Contact Press, first published in Montreal, 1970). Condition: Rear wrapper lacking, as noted above; the front wrapper has some very light red splotches (perhaps offsetting from something red having been laid on to it?), the front wrapper is worn with chipping, small closed tears, and soiling along all its edges; the title page has offsetting to its front margin, the last page has wear and creasing along its stapled edge; there are a couple pencil margin marks, and there are general signs of handling. Despite its flaws, this is a bright, clear copy of this VERY SCARCE Canadian Publication. Provenance of the late Peter Howard of the now gone Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. The first page has Peter's private code and a circled price of $325. Peter was known for his wonderful, scarce books, especially poetry books. He was also known for his often outrageously high prices.

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  • 1958 FAREWELL TO ARMS - ORIGINAL DIALOGUE & CUTTING CONTINUITY - 18 REEL MOVIOLA SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY - Selznick Studios by (Ernest Hemingway) 1958 FAREWELL TO ARMS - ORIGINAL DIALOGUE & CUTTING CONTINUITY - 18 REEL MOVIOLA SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY - Selznick Studios
    (Ernest Hemingway)

    A FAREWELL TO ARMS (the 1958 Motion Picture) - COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY SCRIPT - "In Cinemascope". Continuity Script dated January 10th, 1958. Length of the film 13,677 Ft. 8 Frs. A SELZNICK STUDIOS FILM of ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S NOVEL. Printed gray paper covers, 8.5" x 11", side-bound with 3 brass brackets, pages numbered consecutively and by reel, 238 pages / Reel 18 Page 5. Pages printed on one side only. The front and rear covers are stained from a spill, the first 2 pages are also heavily stained, the next ten or so pages have staining to their top margin, then the stain disappears. The covers are well worn, have a couple 3" closed tears, lots of edge chips…

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    A FAREWELL TO ARMS (the 1958 Motion Picture) - COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY SCRIPT - "In Cinemascope". Continuity Script dated January 10th, 1958. Length of the film 13,677 Ft. 8 Frs. A SELZNICK STUDIOS FILM of ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S NOVEL. Printed gray paper covers, 8.5" x 11", side-bound with 3 brass brackets, pages numbered consecutively and by reel, 238 pages / Reel 18 Page 5. Pages printed on one side only. The front and rear covers are stained from a spill, the first 2 pages are also heavily stained, the next ten or so pages have staining to their top margin, then the stain disappears. The covers are well worn, have a couple 3" closed tears, lots of edge chips and closed edge tears. Internally, after the staining on the beginning pages, all the pages are bright and clear. SCARCE Reel by Reel Dialogue and Cutting Continuity to A FAREWELL TO ARMS, the film based on Hemingway's Masterpiece. Continuities (Continuity Scripts) were an important part of the film industry in its early days. They were typically created after a film was "in the can", but before it was released, in order to create a written "copy" of the film. A good "Continuity" provided a transcription of every shot and scene in detail as it occurred in the finished film, something that could obviously not be known until a film was completed. Continuities were created both for copyright protection and for a "record" of a film. Many early films easily degenerated, and many others were wiped out to recover their silver. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, scene-by-scene, record of many early films. Provenance of the late Peter Howard, and his now shuttered Serendipity Books, Berkeley, California. Peter was a long time member, and at one time President, of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of American. He was very well known in the antiquarian book arena. Years ago Peter bought much of the archives of Selznick Studios,. This continuity script is from that archive.

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