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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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  • 1912 C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE Marriage of Captain Kettle **SIGNED with LONG HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION re: OCCUPATION of BELGIUM by the NAZIS** by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE 1912 C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE Marriage of Captain Kettle **SIGNED with LONG HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION re: OCCUPATION of BELGIUM by the NAZIS**
    C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE

    THE MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianaplis, 1912.

    SIGNED following a LONG INSCRIPTION by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE on the front free endpaper.

    "Modern Civilization has never been conquered (?) for long. We saw that in Egypt. It may be expensive to clear out the invasions of an inferior race, but it is always done sooner or later, generally by extermination. Presently Belgium will come to her own again, will (???) the surviving families of the Huns. / CJ Cutcliffe Hyne / Heaton Lodge / Bradford / 8 Dec 1914."

    The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher so the above is only a partial transcription. However, the inscription clearly shows Hynes…

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    THE MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianaplis, 1912.

    SIGNED following a LONG INSCRIPTION by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE on the front free endpaper.

    "Modern Civilization has never been conquered (?) for long. We saw that in Egypt. It may be expensive to clear out the invasions of an inferior race, but it is always done sooner or later, generally by extermination. Presently Belgium will come to her own again, will (???) the surviving families of the Huns. / CJ Cutcliffe Hyne / Heaton Lodge / Bradford / 8 Dec 1914."

    The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher so the above is only a partial transcription. However, the inscription clearly shows Hynes belief that Belgium will eventually eliminate the invading and occupying Germans from its land. (Belgium was invaded and occupied by German troops beginning in August 1914, just a few months before this inscription was written. The occupation lasted until the end of WWI in 1918.)

    Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, embossed design on front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 373 pages plus some unnumbered prelim pages.

    GOOD condition: Light wear and a few small spots to the covers, a previous owner's brief gift inscription on the front pastedown (dated in the same month and year as Cutliffe Hyne's inscription, so perhaps related in some way), offsetting to the front free endpaper, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Scarce with Cutliffe Hyne's long and interesting inscription on the front free endpaper.

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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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  • 1915 LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON - SIGNED with FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION to GEORGE STERLING'S SISTER MARIAN - Copy of CECILY CUNHA, MARIAN STERLING CUNHA'S DAUGHTER, a Swimming & Surfing Champion, with her bookplate - First Edition by Charmian London 1915 LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON - SIGNED with FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION to GEORGE STERLING'S SISTER MARIAN - Copy of CECILY CUNHA, MARIAN STERLING CUNHA'S DAUGHTER, a Swimming & Surfing Champion, with her bookplate - First Edition
    Charmian London

    THE LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON (wife of JACK LONDON).

    NEW YORK: the Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. In professionally rebound covers.

    FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION by CHARMIAN LONDON to MARIAN (CUNHA, nee STERLING), sister of the poet GEORGE STERLING, JACK LONDON'S CLOSE FRIEND.

    "Here it is at last / my happy, only, book / and who should have a / copy more than you / who knew me so long before the Snark, and have / known me so long after- / word - Jack and me! / With all best remembrances / Affectionately yours, / Charmian / Honolulu, T. H. / March 22, 1916".

    Note that the inscription, dated March 22, 1916, was written while Jack…

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    THE LOG OF THE SNARK, by CHARMIAN LONDON (wife of JACK LONDON).

    NEW YORK: the Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. In professionally rebound covers.

    FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION by CHARMIAN LONDON to MARIAN (CUNHA, nee STERLING), sister of the poet GEORGE STERLING, JACK LONDON'S CLOSE FRIEND.

    "Here it is at last / my happy, only, book / and who should have a / copy more than you / who knew me so long before the Snark, and have / known me so long after- / word - Jack and me! / With all best remembrances / Affectionately yours, / Charmian / Honolulu, T. H. / March 22, 1916".

    Note that the inscription, dated March 22, 1916, was written while Jack London was still alive, dying just eight months later on Nov. 22, 1916. Also note that Charmian wrote: "Jack and me!". Both Jack and Charmian were close friends of George Sterling and, by association, Sterling's sister Marian (Sterling) Cunha.

    Provenance: COPY OF CECILY CUNHA, daughter of MARIAN STERLING CUNHA, with her bookplate on the front pastedown. Likely rebound by Cecily Cunha in the 1960s or 1970s after the book was passed down from her mother.

    Hardcover Book, professionally and attractively rebound in brown pebbled cloth covered boards, 4 raised spine bands, gilt titling to the spine, 5.5x7.5 inches, 487 pages plus 5 pages of Publisher's ads at the rear. Illustrated with 20 photographic plates, including the frontispiece photo.

    VERY GOOD condition, the rebound covers are FINE, the inner pages are lightly age toned, the title page has two small pieces of the frontispiece photo attached to it that apparently were pulled by the title page from the frontispiece at some point, there is some light foxing on the pages facing the plates, the plates have some wear to their edges as normal, a result of overhanging the text block just a bit; the plate facing page 250 has more substantial edgewear than the others, including some closed tears, but not affecting the images; otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    With the inscription and the association to George Sterling, the Sterling Family, the Cunha family, Hawaii, Swimming, Surfing, and the Pacific Ocean that Jack London so loved, this book is a UNIQUE TREASURE.

    About CHARMIAN LONDON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Charmian Kittredge London, b.1871 d.1955, was Jack London's second wife. He divorced Bess Maddern London in 1904 and married Charmian Kittredge the next year. Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soulmate, always at his side, and a perfect match."******

    About GEORGE STERLING, brother of MARIAN STERLING CUNHA (from Wikipedia and The Poetry Foundation website):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. In 1905 Sterling moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where he established a colony for like minded Bohemian writers. Despite his marriages and numerous affairs, Sterling was closest to Jack London and many consider Sterling London's best friend.******

    About MARIAN STERLING and CLARENCE CUNHA (from The San Francisco Call, Sunday, August 26, 1906, page 38):

    ******MISS MARIAN STERLING and CLARENCE C. CUNHA were married this morning at 8 o'clock in St. Francis de Sales Church...Cunha is the son of a wealthy sugar planter of the Sandwich Islands...His bride is a SISTER of GEORGE STERLING, the poet...******

    About CECILY CUNHA (from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 05 Jan 1979, page 37):

    ******CECILY A. CUNHA, 69, a famed swimmer. She moved to Hawaii at age 2 with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. (Marian) Clarence Cunha. As a teen age swimming champion she held the national junior title for the mile, and won the 440 and 880 yard Pacific Coast championships for women...She was also a distance swimmer in the Hawaiian Outrigger club, and among the early women surfers at Waikiki.******

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  • 1920 GEORGE STERLING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** ROSAMUND Association Copy Inscribed to the English Female Sculptor and Adventuress CLARE SHERIDAN Limited First Edition #188 of 500 by George Sterling 1920 GEORGE STERLING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** ROSAMUND Association Copy Inscribed to the English Female Sculptor and Adventuress CLARE SHERIDAN Limited First Edition #188 of 500
    George Sterling

    ROSAMUND: A DRAMATIC POEM, by GEORGE STERLING.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1920. First edition, first printing, with the date 1920 on both the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Limited Edition of only 500 copies, this being hand numbered copy 188, as shown on the limitation page (the last page).

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches, 120 pages.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by GEORGE STERLING to CLARE SHERIDAN on the front free endpaper: "For Clare Sheridan, This melodrama of another 'golden lily,' without apologies for her conduct. George Sterling. San Francisco, Oct. 11th, 1921."

    Clare Consuelo Sheridan (née Frewen) b.1885 d.1970, was an English sculptor, journalist and writer known primarily for creating busts of…

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    ROSAMUND: A DRAMATIC POEM, by GEORGE STERLING.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1920. First edition, first printing, with the date 1920 on both the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Limited Edition of only 500 copies, this being hand numbered copy 188, as shown on the limitation page (the last page).

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches, 120 pages.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by GEORGE STERLING to CLARE SHERIDAN on the front free endpaper: "For Clare Sheridan, This melodrama of another 'golden lily,' without apologies for her conduct. George Sterling. San Francisco, Oct. 11th, 1921."

    Clare Consuelo Sheridan (née Frewen) b.1885 d.1970, was an English sculptor, journalist and writer known primarily for creating busts of the famous (including her cousin Winston Churchill) and writing diaries recounting her worldly travels. She enjoyed travelling around the world; and among her circle of friends were Princess Margaret of Sweden, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, Lady Diana Cooper, Vita Sackville-West and Vivien Leigh. She led an adventurous life. Please read all about her on her Wikipedia page.

    GOOD MINUS condition: The covers are worn at the corners and edges, the spine covering is missing its top 1 inch, has some scrapes, and is splitting at the bottom rear fold for about 2 inches, the front cover has a stiff and tender crease where it was attached to the front free endpaper, nonetheless these original covers are still holding and doing their job; there is a crease to the upper front corner of the book leaving a crease at that corner of the covers and inner pages; internally the staples binding the text block are rusting, the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A used copy that remains solid and presentable.

    A wonderful Signed and Inscribed copy with a great Association to an impressive English woman.

    About George Sterling (from Wikipedia):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and Carmel by the Sea. He was considered a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis.

    In 1905 Sterling moved to Carmel by the Sea, California, an undeveloped coastal area, and soon established a settlement for like minded Bohemian writers. Carmel had been discovered by Charles Warren Stoddard and others, but Sterling made it world famous.

    Sterling joined the Bohemian Club and acted in their theatrical productions each summer at the Bohemian Grove. For the Grove play of 1907 the Club presented Sterling's "The Triumph of Bohemia".

    Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. In November 1926, Sterling used it while at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Kevin Starr wrote that "When George Sterling's corpse was discovered in his room at the Bohemian Club... the golden age of San Francisco's bohemia had definitely come to a miserable end."******

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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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  • 1920 Raymond Garfield Dandridge SIGNED & Inscribed HARLEM RENAISSANCE Black Power Poet JAZZ POETRY "The Poet And Other Poems" AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Fighting RACISM Jim Crow LYNCHINGS by Raymond Garfield Dandridge 1920 Raymond Garfield Dandridge SIGNED & Inscribed HARLEM RENAISSANCE Black Power Poet JAZZ POETRY "The Poet And Other Poems" AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Fighting RACISM Jim Crow LYNCHINGS
    Raymond Garfield Dandridge

    Black Harlem Renaissance Poet Raymond Garfield Dandridge (1883-1930) is beginning to get the attention he richly deserves. His poetry fits between his predecessor Paul Laurence Dunbar (whom he was often compared) and his successor Langston Hughes, beacon of the Harlem Renaissance. Dandridge was writing at the same time as Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Claude McKay but he would never see Harlem because he was paralyzed. Dandridge has a strong sense of Black Pride that is vividly expressed within this extremely scarce signed volume. He does not shy away from radical social issues. Through his poetry he promotes equality, condemns racism and injustice, and celebrates African American culture, humor, and spirituality.

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    Black Harlem Renaissance Poet Raymond Garfield Dandridge (1883-1930) is beginning to get the attention he richly deserves. His poetry fits between his predecessor Paul Laurence Dunbar (whom he was often compared) and his successor Langston Hughes, beacon of the Harlem Renaissance. Dandridge was writing at the same time as Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Claude McKay but he would never see Harlem because he was paralyzed. Dandridge has a strong sense of Black Pride that is vividly expressed within this extremely scarce signed volume. He does not shy away from radical social issues. Through his poetry he promotes equality, condemns racism and injustice, and celebrates African American culture, humor, and spirituality.

    THE POET AND OTHER POEMS By Raymond Garfield Dandridge.

    Privately Printed, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1920, first edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by African American Poet RAYMOND GARFIELD DANDRIDGE on the front free end-paper, in black pen: "In grateful appreciation to / Mr Emerson Venable / Ray G Dandridge / July 12, 1920."

    Hardcover, illustrated paper covered boards, 7.5" x 5", marbled end-papers, 64 pages. VERY GOOD CONDITION: Complete as issued. The covers have light edge and spine-end wear; light age-toning; a touch of wear to the boards and a small stain. Internally, just some stiff upper corner creasing to the last text leaf, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and the 1920 signature/inscription is bold and bright. Books signed by Dandridge are extremely hard to find and historically important. He died when he was only 47 years old.

    The Harlem Renaissance was a phase of a larger New Negro Movement that emerged in the early 20th century and helped usher in the civil rights movement of the late 1940s and early 1950s.

    In 1911, Dandridge caught polio (or had a stroke) leaving his legs and right arm paralyzed. He spent his entire writing career confined to bed. He worked as a salesman for a coal company via telephone, and was the Literary Editor of the Cincinnati Journal. He published three books of poetry: Penciled Poems (1917), The Poet and Other Poems (1920), and Zalka Peetruza and Other Poems (1928). His work appears in anthologies of African American poetry, including The Book of American Negro Poetry.

    Inscribed to Emerson Venable (1875-1965) noted Shakespearean authority, English Literature Professor, editor of Poets of Ohio (1909), and father of Hollywood actress Evelyn Venable.

    A few examples of his powerful poetry collected in this volume:

    "My Grievance," addresses racism in general and lynching in particular: "Yes, I am lynched. Is it that I Must without judge or jury die? Though innocent, am I accursed To quench the mob's blood-thirsty thirst?"

    "Time to Die," is a call to action: "Black Brother, think you life so sweet That you would live at any price? Does mere existence balance with The weight of your great sacrifice?"

    "Color Blind," champions equality and tolerance: "True I am black not by my will; I had no choice of hue, And none was given you. By His decree our roles we fill.

    Red man, Yellow man, Brown man, You too, man of white, What cause or right Have we to emphasize our clan?"

    "Brother Mine," exposes Jim Crow oppression: "Prejudice with venom smote every word and act; Snuffed was the light of knowledge from your view. Unbefriended martyr, sole object of attack, Has your fair brother fairly dealt with you, Brother mine?"

    This collection is also recognized for having the earliest published example of "Jazz Poetry" by a Black Poet "De Drum Majah". His evocative use of dialect, though controversial, reveals African American life while protesting racial inequality.

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  • 1921 THE BOOK OF JACK LONDON Volumes I & II **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by CHARMIAN LONDON and ELIZA LONDON SHEPARD + Jack London's WOLF'S HEAD BOOKPLATE + Tipped in PHOTOGRAPHS by Charmian London, Eliza London Shepard, Jack London 1921 THE BOOK OF JACK LONDON Volumes I & II **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by CHARMIAN LONDON and ELIZA LONDON SHEPARD + Jack London's WOLF'S HEAD BOOKPLATE + Tipped in PHOTOGRAPHS
    Charmian London, Eliza London Shepard, Jack London

    THE BOOK OF JACK LONDON, by CHARMIAN LONDON. Volumes I and II. Published by The Century Co, New York, 1921. First edition.

    Each Book is SIGNED and INSCRIBED. Each book also has Jack London's personal WOLF'S HEAD BOOKPLATE and an original PHOTOGRAPH of Jack London.

    Volume I is INSCRIBED by ELIZA LONDON SHEPARD (the beloved step-sister of Jack London) on the front free endpaper, and by CHARMIAN LONDON (Jack London's second wife and seafaring partner) on the half-title page.

    Eliza's inscription reads: "Wake Robin Lodge, Glen Ellen Ca. / Dearest Anna / wishing you Christmas happiness and all the season's cheer with everything that's best in life to last through the New Year. We all wish you were going to…

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    THE BOOK OF JACK LONDON, by CHARMIAN LONDON. Volumes I and II. Published by The Century Co, New York, 1921. First edition.

    Each Book is SIGNED and INSCRIBED. Each book also has Jack London's personal WOLF'S HEAD BOOKPLATE and an original PHOTOGRAPH of Jack London.

    Volume I is INSCRIBED by ELIZA LONDON SHEPARD (the beloved step-sister of Jack London) on the front free endpaper, and by CHARMIAN LONDON (Jack London's second wife and seafaring partner) on the half-title page.

    Eliza's inscription reads: "Wake Robin Lodge, Glen Ellen Ca. / Dearest Anna / wishing you Christmas happiness and all the season's cheer with everything that's best in life to last through the New Year. We all wish you were going to spend Christmas with us again. / All Love from the Shepards / Eliza / Dec. 25, '33."

    Charmian's inscription reads: "Dearest dear Mummy and Nan / May the humble mere author say a word? I write this in your own hospitable house with a heart full of affection for your kindness to me, and to my dear sis, Eliza! / Charmian / Los Angeles California 1935."

    Volume II is INSCRIBED by CHARMIAN LONDON on the half-title page and by IRVING and MILDRED [Shepard], the son and step-daughter of ELIZA LONDON SHEPARD, on the front free-endpaper.

    Charmian's inscription reads: "Dear Nan / I just have to kick into the party with Eliza, you see. I hope you've had fun reading this volume - a lot about the dear Ranch, as it was! / Devotedly yours, / Charmin London / Los Angeles California, / March '35."

    Irving and Mildred Shepard's inscription reads: "Christmas 1930 / Dear Nan and Isabel / Greetings and love from your two friends / Irving and Mildred".

    TWO VOLUMES. Original green cloth covered boards, gilt titling to spines 6x9 inches. Pagination: Volume I - xvi, 422, [3]; Volume 2 - viii, 414. ILLUSTRATED with 43 photographs on 32 plates, plus 2 pages of Jack London's horoscope charts at the end of Volume I, one cast in 1906, one cast after his death..

    GOOD CONDITION: The spine cloth covering of both volumes is cracked along the spine folds, there is some fraying to the spine ends, the spine gilt has mostly faded; the front and rear boards of both volumes are nice with just a bit of wear to their corner tips. Internally, the pages are lightly toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable set of these two volumes.

    RARE and WONDERFUL with the inscriptions from Eliza and Charmian, Jack London's bookplate, Jack London's tipped-in photographs, and the association to Jack London's extended family.

    About CHARMIAN LONDON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Charmian Kittredge London, b.1871 d.1955, was Jack London's second wife. Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soul mate, always at his side, and a perfect match." Jack London died in 1916, bequeathing nearly his entire estate to Charmian. Charmian died in 1955, at the age of 83. Her ashes rest beside her husband Jack's under the rock that marks their grave near Glen Ellen, California.******

    About ELIZA LONDON SHEPARD (Sonoma State University website):

    ******Eliza London Shepard, b.1866 d.1939, daughter of John and Anna Jane London. In 1876 her father married Flora Wellman and Eliza became step-sister to Jack. Jack accepted Eliza her as his real sister. Jack adored her.

    In 1910 Eliza and her son Irving lived on the Beauty Ranch in Glen Ellen, where Jack hired her as both ranch supervisor and overseer of the Wolf House Project. Following Jack's death, Eliza struck a partnership with Charmian. Eliza handled most business matters, notably the continuation of the ranch and movie right contracts, while Charmian handled most of the literary estate. The women were devoted to each other.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot is heavy and will require additional shipping charges.

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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.

    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,…

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    IN THE LAND OF COTTON, by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH.

    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, 5.5x7.75 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.

    About DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH (from Wikipedia):

    ******Emily Dorothy Scarborough (January 27, 1878 - November 7, 1935) was an American writer who wrote about Texas, folk culture, cotton farming, ghost stories and women's life in the Southwest.

    Scarborough was born in Mount Carmel, Texas. At the age of four she moved to Sweetwater, Texas for her mother's health, as her mother needed the drier climate. The family soon left Sweetwater in 1887, so that the Scarborough children could get a good education at Baylor College.

    Even though Scarborough's writings are identified with Texas, she studied at University of Chicago and Oxford University and beginning in 1916 taught literature at Columbia University.

    While receiving her PhD from Columbia, she wrote a dissertation, "The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction (1917)". Sylvia Ann Grider writes in a critical introduction the dissertation "was so widely acclaimed by her professors and colleagues that it was published and it has become a basic reference work."

    Dorothy Scarborough came in contact with many writers in New York, including Edna Ferber and Vachel Lindsay. She taught creative writing classes at Columbia. Among her creative writing students was Carson McCullers, who took her first college writing class from Scarborough.******

    The Archive of Dr. J.W. Torbett is held at the University of Texas, Arlington. 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 LATER POEMS by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS - SIGNED LIMITED & NUMBERED #207 of 250 by William Butler Yeats 1924 LATER POEMS by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS - SIGNED LIMITED & NUMBERED #207 of 250
    William Butler Yeats

    LATER POEMS. By WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS.

    Published by The Macmillan Company, New York. "New and Revised" edition of Yeats' later poetry, first thus with the statement "Published March, 1924".

    SIGNED. LIMITED and NUMBERED EDITION. From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of this edition of LATER POEMS 250 copies have been printed, of which this is number 207". HAND SIGNED by W. B. YEATS below the limitation statement.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper title label on the front cover and spine, 5.5x8 inches (13x20 cm), top page edges cut, other page edges deckled. Pagination xxiii, 363 pages.

    VERY GOOD Condition: Light wear to the spine ends, the spine label is darkened and has small chips…

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    LATER POEMS. By WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS.

    Published by The Macmillan Company, New York. "New and Revised" edition of Yeats' later poetry, first thus with the statement "Published March, 1924".

    SIGNED. LIMITED and NUMBERED EDITION. From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of this edition of LATER POEMS 250 copies have been printed, of which this is number 207". HAND SIGNED by W. B. YEATS below the limitation statement.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper title label on the front cover and spine, 5.5x8 inches (13x20 cm), top page edges cut, other page edges deckled. Pagination xxiii, 363 pages.

    VERY GOOD Condition: Light wear to the spine ends, the spine label is darkened and has small chips to two of its corners, the covers' upper front corner tips are slightly bumped; overall the covers are sturdy and quite lovely; internally the pages are lightly toned as normal, otherwise just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    Some of the GREATEST POEMS EVER WRITTEN by one of the GREATEST POET WHO EVER LIVED. From the Preface: "This book contains all poetry not in dramatic form that I have written between my seven-and-twentieth year and the year 1921..."

    Yeats' Later Poems is one of his more difficult books to find signed. The poems are magic, and his SIGNATURE casts a spell..

    About William Butler Yeats (from Wikipedia):

    ****** William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize.******

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1952 SILVER LEAVES South African Stories SIGNED by NADINE GORDIMER at her Story "A PRESENT FOR A GOOD GIRL" by Nadine Gordimer, et al 1952 SILVER LEAVES South African Stories SIGNED by NADINE GORDIMER at her Story "A PRESENT FOR A GOOD GIRL"
    Nadine Gordimer, et al

    SILVER LEAVES: A South African Collection of Good Reading. With Stories by NADINE GORDINER, and other South African writers.

    SIGNED by NADINE GORDIMER above the title of her story (page 20).

    Published by Silver Leaf Books, Johannesburg. South Africa, circa 1952.

    GOOD condition, the covers are scraped at the spine, have some corner creases, and are lightly age toned; internally, the pages are lightly toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The signature of Nadine Gordimer is bright and sharp. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    Softcovers, 4.75x7.25 inches (12x18 cm), 128 pages. Nadine Gordimer's story is titled: A Present For A Good Girl. It begins on page 20 and is 9 pages long. Other contributors include: Alan Paton, Madeleine…

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    SILVER LEAVES: A South African Collection of Good Reading. With Stories by NADINE GORDINER, and other South African writers.

    SIGNED by NADINE GORDIMER above the title of her story (page 20).

    Published by Silver Leaf Books, Johannesburg. South Africa, circa 1952.

    GOOD condition, the covers are scraped at the spine, have some corner creases, and are lightly age toned; internally, the pages are lightly toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The signature of Nadine Gordimer is bright and sharp. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    Softcovers, 4.75x7.25 inches (12x18 cm), 128 pages. Nadine Gordimer's story is titled: A Present For A Good Girl. It begins on page 20 and is 9 pages long. Other contributors include: Alan Paton, Madeleine Masson, Lionel Abrahams, William Charles Scully, and many others.

    An early story by the then 29 year old future Nobel Laureate.

    RARE. I have never seen another copy of SILVER LEAVES that was SIGNED by Nadine Gordimer.

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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
    Saint-Denys-Garneau

    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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  • 1960 KRISTIN Unproduced SCREENPLAY by ERNEST PASCAL of SIGRID UNDSET Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by Ernest Pascal, Sigrid Undset 1960 KRISTIN Unproduced SCREENPLAY by ERNEST PASCAL of SIGRID UNDSET Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER
    Ernest Pascal, Sigrid Undset

    KRISTIN. Screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL. From the Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by SIGRID UNDSET. The screenplay is undated but perhaps circa 1960 (Ernest Pascal died in 1966). The novel Kristin Lavransdatter was first published in 1921 and has been in print ever since. This screenplay by Ernest Pascal was never produced. The only film of the novel that I am aware of is a 1995 Swedish Film directed by Liv Ullmann. That film, in Swedish, has no relation to this screenplay. Photocopied on plain white paper (photo offset copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages printed on one side…

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    KRISTIN. Screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL. From the Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by SIGRID UNDSET. The screenplay is undated but perhaps circa 1960 (Ernest Pascal died in 1966). The novel Kristin Lavransdatter was first published in 1921 and has been in print ever since. This screenplay by Ernest Pascal was never produced. The only film of the novel that I am aware of is a 1995 Swedish Film directed by Liv Ullmann. That film, in Swedish, has no relation to this screenplay. Photocopied on plain white paper (photo offset copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages printed on one side only, pages are 3-hole punched and bound in heavy stock yellow paper covers with 2 brass brads. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light soiling and edgewear, otherwise the script is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. RARE and UNUSUAL screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL of KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER.

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