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2 Between the Covers Catalog 179 New Arrivals 112 Nicholson Rd. (856) Gloucester City, NJ Terms of Sale: Images are not to scale. Dimensions of items, including artwork, are given width first. All items are returnable within ten days if returned in the same condition as sent. Orders may be reserved by telephone, fax, or . All items subject to prior sale. Payment should accompany order if you are unknown to us. Customers known to us will be invoiced with payment due in 30 days. Payment schedule may be adjusted for larger purchases. Institutions will be billed to meet their requirements. We accept checks, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, and PayPal. Gift certificates available. Domestic orders from this catalog will be shipped gratis via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail; expedited and overseas orders will be sent at cost. All items insured. NJ residents please add 7% sales tax. Member ABAA, ILAB. Artwork by Tom Bloom Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc. www. betweenthecovers. com 1 George ADE [Broadside]: James Whitcomb Riley: The Convocation Address delivered by Mr. George Ade. Eliza Fowler Hall, Purdue University, October 5, [Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University] Broadside. Approximately 8½" x 20". Very shallow chipping in the upper left-hand margin, old folds with tiny tears, else near fine. Signed by Ade and dated by him in Purdue alumnus Ade s appreciation of his fellow Indiana author, who had passed away six years before. Both authors used Midwestern idiom and dialect to create humorous Midwestern cultural identities. Riley also recognized the limitations of regional appeal and with Lew Wallace and others formed the Western Association of Writers as a Midwestern literary club and community. Ade observes here: Ninety-eight per cent of the people of this State can read and write. One hundred per cent can quote from Riley and He was the best story teller I ever heard because his character impersonations were vivid and accurate and convincing beyond all belief. Exceptionally uncommon. OCLC locates four copies. [BTC #370067]

3 2 James AGEE A Death in the Family. New York: McDowell, Obolensky (1957). First edition with all points. Sunning to the edges of the boards else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with several small tears and foxing on the flaps. Agee s posthumously published, Pulitzer Prize winning novel. This copy is from the library of fellow Tennessee-born, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Peter Taylor and his wife, the National Book Award-nominated poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, with Peter Taylor s ownership Signature. [BTC #354800] 3 Maxwell ANDERSON Key Largo: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts. Washington, D.C.: Anderson House First edition. Fine in a nice, near fine dustwrapper with some very slight age-toning and tiny nicks at the foot of the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. A play set in the Florida Keys where an escaped gangster holds the guests of a hotel hostage during a tropical storm. The play was good enough to lure Paul Muni back to Broadway after a seven-year hiatus in Hollywood. John Huston directed the loose film adaptation with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their fourth and final film together. A very nice copy. [BTC #371820] 4 Mary Hayley BELL Whistle Down the Wind: A Modern Fable. London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited (1958). First edition. Very near fine in an about very good dustwrapper with an ink squiggle on the front panel, several small chips and tears, and with clippings for the world premiere of the stage version and for the film laid in. Inscribed by the author to actress Vivien Leigh: For Vivien for Christmas with my love always. Mary. A fable for children, basis for the film of the same name, which included one of the earliest performances by the author s daughter, Hayley Mills. Also made into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992 with lyrics by Jim Steinman. Leigh was a close family friend and the godmother of Hayley s sister, Juliet Mills. [BTC #372324]

4 5 [ANONYMOUS] Marie Love: A Naughtibiography. Being a Pastiche so Designed as to Expose the Inner Secrets of Mayfair in the Nineteen Twenties: together with Moral Reflections upon Science and Art and the Follies of Various Charming Authors. London: Robert Holden and Co. [1925]. First edition. Illustrated. Some modest foxing and slight cocking else near fine in a nice, near fine dustwrapper (with wraparound jacket art illustrated by Benjamin ) with a few short tears on the rear panel and a tiny chip. Fictionalized satire of English society. OCLC locates three copies, with only one in the U.S. [BTC #372309] First Broadway Cast 6 Samuel BECKETT [Playbill]: Waiting for Godot. New York: The John Golden Theatre / The Playbill May 7, Program. Octavo. 20pp. Stapled printed wrappers. Slight age-toning, tiny nicks to a few page corners, else near fine. Program for the fourth week of the first Broadway run, which starred Bert Lahr and E.G. Marshall in the roles they made famous. From the library of Edwin Erbe, Director of Publicity for New Directions. Scarce. [BTC #373006] First edition. Preface by William Carlos Williams. Introduction by Alberto Moravia. Page edges a bit tanned, and light wear, else near fine in wrappers. Inscribed by Norse to novelist James Jones: For Jim Jones & Gloria. Affectionately, Harold Norse. Paris Issued as Jargon 38. A notable association. [BTC #92412] 7 G.G. BELLI. Translated by Harold NORSE The Roman Sonnets of G.G. Belli. Highlands: Jonathan Williams Elizabeth BISHOP Geography III. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1976). First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with very slight wear. Laid in is a complimentary slip from the publisher sending the book at Bishop s request. From the library of Peter and Eleanor Ross Taylor (see item 2), with the latter s ownership Signature on the front free endpaper. [BTC #354817]

5 9 Black Mountain College Black Mountain, North Carolina: Black Mountain College Stapled wrappers. [24]pp. Some glue remnants at the top of the front wrap from the original mailing envelope, and some oxidation at the staples, else near fine. The first catalog distributed for this highly influential college presenting class schedules, faculty and students, as well as general information about admissions and campus activities. With a foreword stating: Black Mountain College was founded in order to provide a place where free use might be made of tested and proved methods of education and new methods tried out in a purely experimental spirit. And boy was that ever an understatement. Black Mountain was home to a generation of artists who thrived on its innovative course structure and teaching methods which supported the idea that work and play are interchangeable, and that practical responsibility is essential for student development. Numbered among its students and faculty were John Cage, Willem de Kooning, Charles Olson, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Creeley, Ben Shahn, John Rice, Josef Albers, and Merce Cunningham, to name only a few. An early document from a college that became one of the most influential liberal arts schools of the 20th Century and the prototype for the modern alternative colleges found today. OCLC locates two copies. [BTC #348947] 10 Paul BOWLES A Little Stone. London: John Lehman (1950). First edition, first issue binding. Fine in a fresh, near fine dustwrapper with three tears on the front panel. A very attractive copy of this collection of stories. [BTC #100659] 11 Diane di PRIMA New Mexico Poem. (New York: Igal Roodenko 1967 [1968?]. First edition. Quarto. Saddlestiched wrappers with applied printed gold label. Slight waviness to the wrappers, else fine. One of 50 numbered copies bound in assorted European and Asian papers and handbound and Signed by the author. A very scarce fine press production. [BTC #351694] 12 Hilda DOOLITTLE writing as H.D. Bid Me to Live. New York: Grove Press Uncorrected proof. Quarto. String-tied stiff card covers with applied paper label, printed rectos only. Dampstain visible on both covers, and to a lesser extent on the top corner of the pages. An exceptionally scarce format, presumably no more than a handful were produced. [BTC #100183]

6 13 William FAULKNER Intruder in the Dust. New York: Random House First edition. Spine lettering a trifle rubbed else fine in a bright, fine dustwrapper. A nice copy of this novel about murder and the mass mind, the popularity of which was instrumental in gaining Faulkner the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1949 Clarence Brown film, considered one of the most powerful films about racial prejudice ever made. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. [BTC #369652] 14 Anne FRANK The Diary of a Young Girl. Garden City: Doubleday First American edition. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Fine in a slightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with just a slight bit of the usual spine-sunning. The most famous and widelyread diary of the 20th Century. Adapted to the screen several times, first and most notably in 1959 by George Stevens, with a script by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on their Pulitzer Prize-winning play. A nice copy of an increasingly scarce title. [BTC #371819] 15 Gabriel GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. New York: Harper and Row (1968). First American edition. Fine in fine, first issue dustwrapper with virtually no rubbing. The Nobel Prize-winning author s first book published in the United States. Excessive rubbing seems endemic to this title this is a superior copy. The title story was the basis for a 1999 film starring Salma Hayek. [BTC #372224]

7 16 Horton FOOTE Selected One-Act Plays of Horton Foote. (Dallas, Texas): Southern Methodist University Press First edition. Edited by Gerald C. Wood. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Reynolds Price: For Reynolds Price with the love of his friend Horton Foote. Nice association between two Southern dramatists. [BTC #369714] 17 (Gay fiction). Nial KENT (pseudonym of William L. THOMAS) The Divided Path. New York: Greenberg Publisher (1949). First edition. About fine in near fine dustwrapper with a very small chip at the crown and an internal professional repair to a split seam. Young man torn by his love for another man, unusual in that it has a happy ending. A nice copy. [BTC #368428] 18 Edward GOREY as Madame Groeda Weyrd The Fantod Pack. New York: Gotham Book Mart First edition. Stapled pamphlet, and twenty laminated cards in illustrated cardboard box. A fine, as new example. One of 750 numbered copies Signed by Gorey. [BTC #100782] First edition. Oblong 16mo. Stapled printed orange wrappers. A slight scuff on the front wrap else fine. One of 500 copies. [BTC #100777] 19 Edward GOREY 15 Two / The Nursery Frieze. New York: Fantod Press 1964.

8 20 John HAWKES (and Donald BARTHELME) [Typescript]: Cleopatra s Car [a chapter in Second Skin] Thirty page typescript, with a one page Typed Letter Signed by Donald Barthelme. Loose sheets attached by a staple with some rubbing, a crease to the final sheet, and some wear near the staple, near fine. The letter is very good or better with moderate toning and an indentation from a paper clip. The original typescript of Cleopatra s Car, a chapter from Hawkes s 1964 book Second Skin, with a few scattered corrections in an unknown hand and with substantial differences from the final published version. Hawkes s name and address are in the upper left-hand corner but have been struck through in pencil and the address of the book s publisher, New Directions, is written underneath with a note referencing Second Skin, in publisher James Laughlin s hand. This chapter was apparently submitted for publication to the literary magazine Location but, according to the accompanying TLS from editor Donald Barthelme, was not quite what we re looking for. Accompanied by a first edition of Second Skin (New York: New Directions 1964, fine in near fine dustwrapper). [BTC #364322] 21 Ernest HEMINGWAY Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]. Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt Verlag (1928). First German edition of The Sun Also Rises. Translated by Annemarie Horschitz. Fine in fine pictorial dustwrapper. The title was changed (and the text censored) for the British edition, and the German publisher retained the English title. Hemingway s first book translated into German. A beautiful copy. Rare in jacket. [BTC #371824] 22 Ted HUGHES The Iron Man. London: Faber (1968). First edition. Illustrated by George Adamson. Endpapers a trifle foxed, else fine in a subtly spine-faded, else very near fine dustwrapper. A children s story by the poet, following the adventures of a giant robot who comes to earth mysteriously and is befriended by a small boy. Basis for the marvelous 1999 animated film The Iron Giant, the first feature film from writer/ director Brad Bird, who went on to great commercial and critical success (and several worthy Oscars) with Disney s The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Also the basis for a 1989 concept album by rock legend Pete Townshend, who was an executive producer of the film. A scarce first edition, rarely seen in this condition most copies were sent to libraries. [BTC #371847]

9 Eunice Shriver s Copy 23 John F. KENNEDY, editor As We Remember Joe. Cambridge: Privately Printed First edition, second issue with the winged device on the title page printed in black. Illustrated with photographs. Fine. Privately printed volume for family and friends memorializing the oldest brother of the future President, a naval pilot who won the Naval Cross and was killed in action during the Second World War. As the second Kennedy brother, J.F.K. inherited the responsibilities and ambitions that had previously been assumed by, and for, his brother Joe. This copy with the ink Signature of Joe and John s younger sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ( Eunice ), the late penciled ownership name ( Shriver ), and an unsigned note laid in on her son Anthony Shriver s personalized note card to an unknown recipient: Bobby, Here s [the] book we talked about in the event u might like to look at it. Eunice Kennedy Shriver co-founded the Special Olympics and was married to Sargent Shriver, the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps and founder of the Job Corps. [BTC #371346] John F. Kennedy s Copy 24 (John F. KENNEDY). Bennett A. CERF and Van H. CARTMELL, editors Sixteen Famous British Plays. New York: Modern Library (1942). Reprint. A poor copy with the front hinge broken, and tears and fraying to the binding, lacking the dustwrapper. However, John F. Kennedy s copy with his ownership stamp, and a later ownership signature of K. Kennedy. [BTC #350225] 25 Joan LINDSAY Picnic at Hanging Rock. Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire (1967). First edition. Very slightly cocked, near fine in a price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper with a touch of rubbing. Signed and dated by the author in Novel about the disappearance of three Australian girls and a teacher from a school picnic on Valentine s Day, Basis for the haunting Peter Weir film featuring Rachel Roberts. Although fiction, the enigmatic story, eerie setting, and somewhat cagey author helped to perpetuate an urban myth that this was based on true events. A very scarce title, especially signed. [BTC #371866]

10 26 (Labor) [Broadside]: Preamble and Declaration of Principles of the Knights of Labor. Philadelphia: Knights of Labor (Jno. W. Hayes) [circa 1885?]. Broadside. Approximately 6" x 11¼". Age-toning and some faint, old creases, very near fine. 23 principles listed, and solicits inquiries from those interested in organizing. Very scarce. OCLC locates no copies. [BTC #371081] 27 Norman MAILER Gargoyle, Guignol, False Closet. Dublin: Dolmen Press Limited First separate printing. One leaf folded to make four pages. One corner a little bumped, slightly soiled, very near fine. An extract from a correspondence about modern architecture, addressed towards Yale professor Vincent Scully, who had questioned Mailer s opinion of modern architecture in Architectural Forum. One of only 100 copies privately printed. Very uncommon. [BTC #373013] 28 Andrew LYTLE Kristin. Columbia: University of Missouri Press (1992). First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. From the library of Peter and Eleanor Ross Taylor (see item 2). Wonderfully Inscribed by Lytle to the Taylors in a moderately infirm hand (Lytle was 89 at the time). A splendid southern literary association. [BTC #362330] 29 W. Somerset MAUGHAM The Land of the Blessed Virgin. London: William Heinemann First edition (Stott s binding variant i ). Quarter Japanese vellum and blue papercovered boards gilt. Contemporary owner s signature and a clipping of a contemporary review laid in, corners bumped, some foxing on the spine, about very good. One of 1250 copies. Despite some small flaws, a much nicer than usual copy. [BTC #357811]

11 30 Cormac McCARTHY [The Border Trilogy]: All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1992, 1994, First editions of all three volumes. Fine in fine dustwrappers. Each volume Inscribed by McCarthy to an important film director, producer, and actor. With a letter of provenance discussing the recipient s relationship with McCarthy. McCarthy is a reluctant signer and we rarely see books with any associative value. [BTC #373973] 31 (Margaret MITCHELL). Louise PERRETT and Sarah K. SMITH The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co Octavo. Quarter cloth and illustrated papercovered boards. Ownership signature of Elizabeth Flodnig, corners a bit worn and some soiling on the boards, a tight, very good or better copy. A blank book with sections for autographs. Contains many inscriptions to Flodnig in 1917, among them a four-line inscription by Margaret Mitchell on page 44 (appropriating Gellett Burgess s famous poem): I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one, I ll tell you one thing anyhow, I d rather see than be one! (No nominations [?] Ha! Ha!) Margaret Mitchell. In 1917 Mitchell graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, and presumably Flodnig was a classmate. Laid in is additional ephemera from the recipient s continuing education in Atlanta. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and gray morocco slipcase. [BTC #369976]

12 First edition. Slightly cocked else very near fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with small chips and a little spotting on the spine. A reasonably scarce title, basis for the John Huston film that featured both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe s last performances. This copy nicely Inscribed by Miller: To Liz, At last, for God s sake. Thanks, Arthur. [BTC #373141] 32 Arthur MILLER The Misfits. New York: Viking (1961). 33 George MILBURN (and George GROSZ) Die Stadt Oklahoma [Oklahoma Town]. Berlin: Rowohlt Verlag First German edition. Translated by Hermynia Zur Mühlen. Flexible boards illustrated in color by George Grosz. Slight foxing on the foredge else fine in fine dustwrapper that reproduces the Grosz illustration. One of 4000 copies of the first edition, this German edition lists eight stories that were apparently censored from the American edition. A spectacular copy; the jacket is rare. [BTC #371846] 34 Robert McALMON Being Geniuses Together. London: Secker and Warburg (1938). First edition. A slight bump to the foredge, a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Important memoir by a Zelig-like American expatriate author and publisher who was at the center of the flowering of the Lost Generation. [BTC #99979] 35 James MERRILL From the First Nine: Poems New York: Atheneum First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author. A beautiful copy. [BTC #100413]

13 Designer s Copy? 36 (Military Uniforms) Regulations for the Uniform and Dress of the Marine Corps of the United States, from the Original Text and Drawings in the Quartermaster s Department. May Washington: Government Printing Office First edition. Large quarto. 9pp., eight color plates and two black & whites plates. A unique copy, likely owned by the designer who made the original designs and drawings, with one linen and three hand-painted pasteboard cut-out designs laid in a string-mesh pocket at the front. One design is captioned in ink: Knot on Col. Paines Blouse, Gov. Staff (Vermont), Oct This copy also contains the designer s light pencil annotations, a tipped-in sheet of manuscript notes from 1892, and one additional black & white plate tipped-in at the rear with hand coloring and pencil annotations. Inscribed on the front pastedown: Quartermaster s Department, U.S. Marine Corps, 17 Dec Ex-library copy with a bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on the title page and plates, else good or better. The string mesh front pocket is held in place by an outer burlap wrapper titled: Marine Regulation [BTC #370227] 37 (Music). (Charles MINGUS and Kenneth PATCHEN) The Living Theatre Presents the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen. New York: The Living Theatre [1959]. Broadside. Approximately 8½" x 12½". Printed in orange and deep yellow. Appears to be slightly trimmed, with no real effect to the text, small chips and tears, old folds and offsetting, overall good or better. Patchen started the Jazz Poetry movement by reading his poetry accompanied by Mingus and his band, and was one of the first poets to combine poetry with jazz music. [BTC #372304]. Also see items 45 and 46

14 38 (Music). (Igor STRAVINSKY) [Program]: The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. Carnegie Hall. January 17, New York: The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York Octavo. Stapled self-wrappers. 8pp. Newspaper photo of Stravinsky affixed on page [7], slight age-toning, else near fine. A program conducted by Igor Stravinsky, which included three of his works: Fireworks: Fantasy for Orchestra ; Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, in Three Parts ; and Suite from Petrouchka. The program is boldly Signed by him ( I. Stravinsky ), and also by assisting artist and pianist Beveridge Webster ( B. Webster ). [BTC #371918] 39 Alfred NEUMANN, adapted by Ashley DUKES The Patriot: A Play in Three Acts. New York: Boni & Liveright (1928). First American edition. Introduction by Hendrik Willem Van Loon. Near fine in very good dustwrapper with some chipping at the spine ends, rubbing, and modest splitting at the folds. A play about the conflicts of a Russian nobleman in a country ruled by the Mad Czar and threatened by Napoleon. Basis for one of the greatest and most elusive of all lost films, Ernest Lubitsch s 1928 production with Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor, and Lewis Stone. It was a 1930 nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Stone, and two other Oscars. It won only for screenplay a silent film in the first year of the talkies. Some fragments of the film exist but the complete version has been lost. [BTC #50291] 40 Charles NORDHOFF and James Norman HALL Pitcairn s Island. Boston: Little, Brown and Company First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny rubbed spots. The third volume of the Bounty Trilogy. A beautiful copy and very uncommon thus. [BTC #370091] 41 Boris PASTERNAK Doctor Zhivago. London: Collins and Harvill First English edition. Owner name on the front pastedown, a faint stain to the foredge, and the top corners are bumped, thus very good in very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a single, nearly invisible tear on the front panel, and some rubbing at the extremities. Basis for the 1965 David Lean epic which featured Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, and Alec Guinness. The film won five Oscars, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture. A very attractive copy. [BTC #84923]

15 42 Joel OPPENHEIMER [and Robert] Bob RAUSCHENBERG Dancer. Black Mountain College, N.C.: The Sad Devil Press [1951]. First edition. One folded stiff card leaf. Slight waviness, still near fine. One of 150 copies designed by Jonathan Williams. A single poem by Oppenheimer, illustrated by Rauschenberg. Issued as Jargon Two, the drawing by Robert Rauschenberg is one of the earliest publications of his work. Very scarce and only the second publication of this brilliant and eccentric publishing venture. [BTC #371500] 43 Harold PINTER [Screenplay]: The Last Tycoon: A Screenplay by Harold Pinter Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. [London]: 11th August Bradbound photo-mechanically duplicated folio sheets. 117 leaves printed rectos only. A piece torn away from the first leaf (probably not affecting any text), small tears on the first and last few leaves, a worn but good and sound copy with various holograph corrections by Pinter, mostly underlinings and single words in green ink, as well as other hand-corrections from a previous iteration visibly duplicated in the reproduction. Directed by Elia Kazan in 1976 featuring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, and Jack Nicholson. [BTC #373061] 44 Harold PINTER [Playscript]: The Birthday Party. New York: Haila Stoddard [and] Mark Wright [circa 1966]. Playscript for the American Broadway production. 139 photo-mechanically duplicated leaves, printed rectos only, bradbound into black, die-cut Russell Reproduction Studio wrappers. A faint tidemark at the bottom of the first few leaves and a stain (and paper remnants) on the rear wrap, else very good or better. Hand-numbered #57 on the title page. After bombing in London in 1958 and almost derailing Pinter s career as a playwright, the American version, produced by Stoddard, Wright, and Leonard S. Field, debuted nearly a decade later to critical acclaim. It ran for 126 performances in and won a Tony Award for Best Actor for James Patterson. [BTC #373032]

16 45 Kenneth PATCHEN The Teeth of the Lion. New York: New Directions (1942). First edition, hardcover issue. Poet of the Month series. Owner s label, clipping, and a small picture of Patchen affixed to the front fly else near fine in near very good dustwrapper that is splitting along the spine. Patchen has Inscribed the book on the pastedown to a close friend with a long poem, and noting that the first two lines of the poem appear nowhere else. The hardcover issue is uncommon, especially inscribed. [BTC #109916] 46 Kenneth PATCHEN The Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen. San Francisco: City Lights Books (1960). First edition. Red boards stamped in blue. Fine. One of 300 hardcover copies, issued without dustwrapper. A very uncommon issue. [BTC #104301]. Also see item Dante Gabriel ROSSETTI Poems. London: F.S. Ellis First edition. Bound in full vellum with green morocco shield-type spine label, titled and decorated in gilt. Bookplate of W.C. Bennett, ownership signature on the title page, another owner s stamp on the verso of the marbled front endpaper, and an old bookseller s note that the binding is by Zaehnsdorf. Boards a little splayed and a tiny tear on the first blank leaf else a very handsome, near fine copy. [BTC #369553] First English edition. An ink stain at the bottom of the boards, which also have a bit of overall light soiling, a very good copy in fair only dustwrapper lacking the bottom inch of the spine, a corresponding ink stain, and with other small chips and tears. Although unsigned, Dawn Powell has made a small ink correction to the text of page three, amending a misspelled Latin phrase. [BTC #79856] 48 Dawn POWELL A Time to Be Born. London: Constable (1943).

17 49 Reynolds PRICE A Long and Happy Life: A First Novel, published complete as a special supplement, Harper s Magazine, April New York: Harper s Magazine First edition. Illustrated by Joan Berg. Stapled wrappers. Paginated as in the magazine, [107] cm. A couple of very tiny tears on the front wrap, slight toning, else just about fine. The important Southern author s first book, predating the Atheneum edition. Rare. OCLC locates but four copies. Provenance on request. [BTC #369869] Publisher s Dummy 50 Thomas PYNCHON Mason & Dixon. New York: Henry Holt (1997). First edition, publisher s dummy with unbound signatures laid into quarter cloth and papercovered boards. Fine. Pynchon s editor Ray Roberts s copy, with his book label on the front pastedown. Roberts was an influential editor with Viking, Henry Holt, and then Little, Brown, and he worked closely with John Fowles, Martha Grimes, Thomas Pynchon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He started editing Pynchon when the latter went to Little, Brown, starting with his book Slow Learner. Possibly unique. [BTC #374035] 51 David Louis POSNER (and William J. FLEMER, III) And Touch Clean Earth, I & II. Trenton, New Jersey: Phillips & Godshalk Co First edition. Two volumes. Stapled green wrappers. Cover woodcut by John Moment. Both volumes illustrated with linoleum cuts by William J. Flemer, III. Two volumes, issued together when both authors were students at the Lawrenceville School. Volume One, entitled And Touch, is a collection of poetry by Posner; Volume Two, entitled Clean Earth, is a collection of stories and essays about nature by Flemer. And Touch is fine; Clean Earth is near fine, with a faint bend on the front wrap and a little rubbing. The various contributors to this little project have previewed their eventual destinies: Posner went on to write The Deserted Altar, the Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford in 1956; Flemer, a Yale-educated nurseryman and botanist, was profiled in the New York Times in 2004 for his contributions to the trees and landscapes of Princeton University; and Moment, who illustrated the front wrap of And Touch, went on to illustrate children s books. Exceptionally scarce. OCLC locates two copies. [BTC #81605]

18 52 John Crowe RANSOM Chills and Fever. New York: Alfred A. Knopf First edition, first binding. Spine label and edges of the boards rubbed, else a near very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. From the library of Peter and Eleanor Ross Taylor (see item 2), with her bookplate and ownership Signature. A founding member of The Fugitives, Ransom was a major influence on Peter Taylor, whom he taught at Kenyon College. [BTC #363273] 53 (Franklin D. ROOSEVELT) [Postcard]: Bookseller Order Form Signed Postcard. Near fine with toning on one side and a tape shadow on the other; we suspect the postcard was framed at one time. A bookseller s postcard consisting of an order form Signed by Roosevelt and listing his Hyde Park address. The order was made seven years prior to his election as president. Of the five books he attempted to order, only two were in stock (presumably if the same order had been placed a few years later all would have been made available). [BTC #364433] 54 [Thomas C. RYAN] [Screenplay]: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter [based on the novel by Carson McCullers]. [No place]: Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Top prong-bound, photo-mechanically duplicated folio sheets with studio blue cardstock cover. 136 leaves printed rectos only. Closing mechanism from fastener lacking else near fine. Probably a Release Dialogue Script with film footage use noted. The 1968 film was directed by Robert Ellis Miller and starred Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke, who were both nominated for Academy Awards. [BTC #373063] 55 Stephen SONDHEIM and John WEIDMAN [Playscript]: Wiseguys. New York: John Weidman August 30, Prong-bound, photo-mechanically generated leaves in printed cardstock covers. 81 leaves printed rectos only. About fine. Script for the Sondheim and Weidman musical about the lives of the outrageous brothers Addison and Wilson Mizner. The play had a checkered history. Originally directed by Sam Mendes in New York with Nathan Lane and Victor Garber in November, 1999, the production was halted by a legal challenge. It was re-written and reproduced as Bounce in Chicago, with direction by Harold Prince; and finally as Road Show in 2008 Off-Broadway where it won Obie and Drama Desk Awards for Sondheim. Sondheim and Weidman have collaborated on several shows, most notably Pacific Overtures. [BTC #372999]

19 56 William SCORESBY Seven Log-Books concerning the Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby, Senior, of Whitby, England. New York: The Explorers Club ( ). First edition. Eight volume set. Folios. Copy number 42 of 300 copies of this first printing of Scoresby s log books. Seven volumes are facsimiles of the original logs, with an eighth, introductory volume edited by Frederick Dellenbaugh and illustrated with folding maps, plates, additional facsimiles, and color portrait plates. Marbled papercovered boards, housed in the original slipcase. Ex-library copy, spine labels, bookplates, and perforated stamps to the title, maps, and color plates, else near fine in good slipcase with moderate soiling and scattered tears at the edges. A handsome, clean set. [BTC #369959] 57 Robert STROUD ( The Birdman of Alcatraz ) Two Page Autograph Letter Signed. Two page (four sides of two quarto leaves) Autograph Letter Signed ( Bob, Robert Stroud #594 ) in pencil, dated September 16, 1954, to his younger brother Marcus. A fascinating, very tightly written letter of over 700 words, eloquently discussing the subjects of race and prejudice, intermarriage between races, and several anecdotes related to these matters. Stroud, the federal prisoner who in his day held the record for solitary confinement (over forty years), had ample opportunity for study. While at Leavenworth he began to keep birds and study them, eventually becoming a respected authority on the subject and authoring two books. He was not permitted to keep birds once he was transferred to Alcatraz in 1942, but he continued to write and produced two more books (an autobiography and a history of the U.S. penal system, both of which the authorities prevented from being published). Stroud s intelligence and erudition are evident in this letter. Thomas Gaddis s 1955 biography brought Stroud s story to the attention of the general public and resulted in the 1962 film about his life starring Burt Lancaster. Stroud s activities, as one might imagine, were very tightly restricted, and he was only allowed to correspond with a few people at any one time. His letters are very rare on the market. [BTC #13049]

20 Inscribed by Hoffenberg 58 Terry SOUTHERN and Mason HOFFENBERG as Maxwell Kenton Lollipop [Candy]. Paris: Olympia Press (1962). First edition of Candy, second issue (first state with this title). Printed wrappers. Some modest rubbing and spine toning, else near fine. Nicely Inscribed by Mason Hoffenberg, using his name, Southern s, and as Maxwell Kenton: Best of luck to a wonderful gentile. Mason Hoffenberg / Terry Southern / Maxwell Kenton. The true first edition of Candy is a rarity, one of only 5000 copies published by Maurice Girodias, probably the smallest limitation of any Olympia Press title. Upon publication of the book, the Brigade Mondaine, the French vice squad, immediately began to seize and destroy copies. According to Nile Southern in his excellent book The Candy Men: the book was seized from booksellers all over Paris and hauled to the trash yards by police. Because the book was published in English, the Brigade Mondaine had been supplied with the title of the book and the first couple of pages to compare to the text (in the event that someone might possess a copy without wrappers or the title page). The always resourceful Girodias had new wrappers printed with the substitute title, Lollipop, so that the police wouldn t be able to find the book alphabetically on the livre interdit list, and he rewrote the first several pages, even going so far as to attribute the Voltaire quote that leads off the book to Rimbaud! He replaced the first signature in the existing first edition copies, and applied the Lollipop wrappers to the sheets of the first edition, in order to (successfully) thwart the authorities, particularly for the British export market, which provided much of his income. Copies of Lollipop are very uncommon. A publishing and pop culture phenomenon, about an irresistible young woman who wears her sexuality obliviously. Basis for the film featuring an all-star cast including Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Charles Aznavour, John Huston, Ringo Starr, Walter Matthau, John Astin, and Ewa Aulin in the title role. We ve never seen another copy signed by Hoffenberg and, given his contentious relationship with both Girodias and Southern following the book s publication and Hoffenberg s notorious Playboy interview in 1973 (which quoted him as stating: Everything went wrong in my life after Candy came out ), we would be surprised if we ever do. [BTC #372421] 59 same title. New York: G.P. Putnam s Sons (1964). First hardcover edition, preceded by both a French and American paperback. Owner s name and address, else fine in fine, first state dustwrapper. Inscribed by Southern with love and kisses. A nice copy. [BTC #368727]

21 Inscribed to Hallie Flanagan 60 (Theatre). Anton Giulio BRAGAGLIA Del Teatro Teatrale ossia Del teatro. Roma: Edizioni Tiber First edition. Quarto. 212pp., with 200 black & white photographs and illustrations of Bragaglia s Futurist theatre set designs. Publisher s maroon cloth with two inset printed paper labels on the front board. Darkening to the board edges, light scattered staining to the endleaves, good or better. Warmly Inscribed by the author on the title page to Hallie Flanagan, with Flanagan s signature and engraved bookplate on the front pastedown, and with the Italian Authors and Publishers Association embossed stamp: Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, Roma on the title page. Hallie Flanagan is best known for her 1931 play Can You Hear Their Voices?, and as Director of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP) under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). She was the first woman awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, which allowed her to travel throughout Europe and Russia for fourteen months in studying modern theatre. She met and befriended many of the greatest playwrights of the age including Lady Gregory, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Luigi Pirandello, and the great Italian Futurist writer, photographer, and director Anton Bragaglia. A nice association between two leading forces in early 20th Century theatre. [BTC #364556] 61 John UPDIKE Howells as Anti-Novelist. Kittery Point, Maine: The William Dean Howells Memorial Committee First edition. Wrappers in printed, French-folded dustwrapper. Fine. Publisher s complimentary slip laid in. One of 150 copies of this essay. A rarity. [BTC #369407] 62 Robert Penn WARREN Incarnations: Poems New York: Random House (1968). First edition. A modest scrape on the front panel, near fine in fine dustwrapper. From the library of Peter and Eleanor Ross Taylor (see item 2), with her bookplate. Inscribed by Warren: For Peter & Eleanor in affection & admiration. Red. Fairfield. November 12, An exceptional association. [BTC #356011]

22 63 Eudora WELTY The Bride of the Innisfallen. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company (1955). First edition, first state with single copyright date. Fine in very good dustwrapper with two scrapes on the spine. Signed by the author. Finalist for the National Book Award. Copies with the first state copyright page, as here, are very uncommon, especially signed. [BTC #369405] 64 (Eudora WELTY) Eudora Welty: A Tribute 13 April [Winston-Salem]: Printed for Stuart Wright First edition. Fine in boards in fine, marbled paper dustwrapper with the label a trifle rubbed. Essays by Cleanth Brooks, Bernard Malamud, William Maxwell, Reynolds Price, W.J. Smith, Elizabeth Spencer, Peter Taylor, Anne Tyler, Robert Penn Warren, and Richard Wilbur. Copy number 36 of 75 copies Signed by each of the ten contributors. [BTC #369581] 65 Franz WERFEL The Eternal Road: A Drama in Four Parts. New York: The Viking Press First edition. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Small owner s label, and some modest offsetting to the endpapers from clippings, else near fine in a lightly age-toned, near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick at the crown. Boldly Signed by the author and dated in the year of publication. [BTC #371838] 66 (Western). B.M. BOWER The Eagle s Wing. Boston: Little, Brown and Company First edition. Illustrated by Remington Schuyler. A little foxing, just about fine in near fine dustwrapper with very slight wear. Woman tries to cure her husband of drink, takes him out to the ranch, adventure ensues. Bower (the pseudonym of Bertha Muzzy Sinclair) was one of the few successful women writers of westerns. [BTC #93223]

23 67 Walt WHITMAN Wild Frank s Return [story in] The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (November, 1841). New York: J. & H.G. Langley Original printed wrappers (New Series: Vol. 9, No. 41). Light chipping to the spine and edges of the wraps, else near fine. First appearance of Walt Whitman s short story: Wild Frank s Return, which some critics believe sheds light on Whitman s relationship with his dour and possibly overbearing father (Walter Whitman, Sr. died a week after the publication of Leaves of Grass in 1855). The story was not printed in book form until it was collected in Specimen Days forty years later. The Democratic Review was an important political and literary journal described by Whitman in 1858 as a monthly magazine of a profounder quality of talent than any since. Illustrated with a fine frontispiece portrait plate of Martin Van Buren, with an accompanying tipped-in publisher s notice to subscribers apologizing for the unavoidable delay which has attended the publication of the present number, it having been caused solely by the breach of contract on the part of the engraver. A handsome copy. Myerson E30. [BTC #370698] 68 (Walt WHITMAN) Camden s Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams. Philadelphia: David McKay First edition. Octavo. Publisher s cloth gilt. Edited by Horace Traubel. Spine ends slightly bumped else very near fine. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an Autobiographic Note & Response by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel s essay Recorders Ages Hence, and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. A very nice copy of a scarce title. [BTC #369400] 69 Walt WHITMAN The Wound Dresser: A Series of Letters Written From the Hospitals in Washington During the War of the Rebellion. Boston: Small Maynard First edition. Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke. Publisher s cloth with printed paper label. Fine but for two tiny chips and a little agetoning on the paper spine label (an unused spare label is tipped into the back of the book). Copy number 21 of only 60 numbered copies (50 of which were for sale) printed on Alton Mills paper, with illustrations on Japon and a facsimile of a letter bound in, and Signed by Bucke, who was one of Whitman s literary executors. As one might guess, quite an uncommon book. BAL [BTC #369443] 70 Walt WHITMAN and Wharton ESHERICK Song of the Broad-Axe. Philadelphia: The Centaur Press First edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Wharton Esherick. Quarto. Fine in printed papercovered boards and very near fine dustwrapper. Copy number 309 of 400 numbered copies. Scarce. [BTC #369514]

24 71 Tennessee WILLIAMS Period of Adjustment: High Point over a Cavern. New York: New Directions (1960). Unbound folded and gathered sheets, with attached signature. Slightly age-toned thus near fine. A format used by the printer for the publisher s approval. Rare thus, probably only a few copies would have been prepared, and possibly unique. On the attached signature is a handwritten note from the printer asking for the publisher s approval. [BTC #364296] 72 (Women). Marie C. STOPES Contraception (Birth Control) Its Theory, History and Practice. A Manual for the Medical and Legal Professions. London: John Bale, Sons and Danielsson, Ltd First edition. 418, [1]pp. Four photographic plates. Boards slightly splayed, near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a modest internal ricepaper repair at the crown. Handbook by an important British crusader for birth control. Garrison-Morton : the first important English handbook on birth control. Heirs of Hippocrates 2316: one of the first factual and unemotional discussions of the subject. Very scarce in jacket. [BTC #372299] 73 William Carlos WILLIAMS and Fred R. MILLER, edited by Blast: Proletarian Short Stories - Volume 1, Issues 3-5. New York: Fred R. Miller Magazines. Three issues. Stapled wrappers. Overall about near fine with light soiling, some wear along the spines, a tiny chip to one corner of Issue Three, and a spot along the edge of Issue Four. The final three issues of this difficult-to-find proletarian quarterly edited by Miller, with Williams as editorial advisor. Williams contributed a total of five stories to Blast, and these issues represent three of them: The Dawn of Another Day, The Girl with a Pimply Face, and A Night in June. All were later collected in Life Along the Passaic River. Among the toughest of Williams s works to locate. [BTC #348049]

25 74 Virginia WOOLF On Being Ill. London: The Hogarth Press First edition. Quarter vellum gilt and green cloth. Fine in very good plus dustwrapper with shallow chipping at the upper extremities and a small chip on the spine. Copy number 106 of 250 numbered copies Signed by the author. [BTC #369402] 75 Virginia WOOLF Roger Fry: A Biography. London: The Hogarth Press First edition. Very slight sunning at the spine ends else fine in near fine dustwrapper with some modest toning and a couple of very short tears. [BTC #369477] 76 Virginia WOOLF A Writer s Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf. London: Hogarth Press First edition. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Fine in near fine, slightly spine-toned dustwrapper. [BTC #99940] 77 Leonard WOOLF Stories of the East. London: Hogarth Press First edition. Original printed card wrappers illustrated by Dora Carrington. Very slight edgewear on the wrappers, else very near fine. The second Hogarth Press publication written by Leonard Woolf (following the 1917 debut publication, Two Stories, which he co-authored with Virginia Woolf), one of 300 copies printed. Woolmer 16. [BTC #369441]

26 Art & Photography 78 Berenice ABBOTT and Henry W. LANIER Greenwich Village: Today & Yesterday. New York: Harper & Brothers (1949). First edition. Large octavo. Offsetting from a clipping to the first and last two leaves, else near fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a very short tear on the edge of the spine. Attractive look at the Greenwich Village of the past with photographs by Abbott and text by Lanier. A nicer than usual copy. [BTC #371588] 79 André LEVINSON The Story of Leon Bakst s Life. New York: Brentano s First edition in English, American issue. Folio. Full vellum lettered in brown. 64 plates. Color frontispiece portrait of the artist by Modigliani. Vellum bowed and age-toned, an ex-library copy with bookplate and perforated stamps on the plates, else very good. Copy number 221 of 250 numbered copies of the American edition. [BTC #369559] 80 Alfred H. BARR, Jr. Fantastic Art Dada Surrealism. New York: The Museum of Modern Art First edition. Essays by Georges Hugnet. Small quarto. Slight toning on the endpapers else fine in very near fine dustwrapper (featuring a Rayograph illustration by Man Ray) with very slight toning on the spine. An especially nice copy. [BTC #372134] 81 Constance ROURKE Charles Sheeler: Artist in the American Tradition. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company First edition. Quarto. Slight offsetting on the front free endpaper else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing and a short creased tear on the rear panel. A lovely copy, seldom found thus. [BTC #371973]

27 Original Artwork 82 E.E. CUMMINGS Burlesque. Original oil sketch. Oil on cardboard, 8½" by 17½". Oil sketch of a redheaded nude stripper on a stage in front of an audience. LPC #254. Lopez #747. Near fine condition. [BTC #72313] 83 E.E. CUMMINGS Pencil Sketch: Lady with Staff. Original pencil drawing. Single sheet, 95/16" x 15". Drawing of a woman in full length gown and large hat in profile, holding a staff with a large bow near the top. Preliminary sketch on verso. GBM #537. Lopez #1033. Very good condition. [BTC #72340]

28 84 Julian de MISKEY [Original Watercolor]: New Yorker Magazine Cover for August 30, Original cover illustration for the August 30, 1930 issue of New Yorker magazine. The image is matted to 13¼" x 19" and framed to 20" x 28". The printed cover of the issue is affixed to the rear of the frame, and reveals that the original image is faded, but is otherwise about fine. A nautical scene where vacationers disport themselves at sailing, motorboating, skiing, drinking, seaplaning, and other water sports. [BTC #364627]

29 85 Stefan GEORGE (and Melchior LECHTER) Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod, mit einem Vorspiel [The Tapestry of Life and the Songs of Dream and Death, with a Prologue]. [Berlin]: Blaetter fuer die Kunst First edition. Large quarto. [26] leaves. Four full-page woodcuts and text pages designed by Melchior Lechter, printed on thick sheets of untrimmed rag paper. Printed cloth beveled boards. Lacking the spine back, corners bumped, hinges are loose, else very good. The beautifully printed woodcut designs and text are clean, bright, and very black. Stefan George and Lechter together designed this edition as a typographical work of art in the style of Robert Morris. Copy number 76 of 300 copies. [BTC #369931] 86 (Alfred STIEGLITZ) America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait. Garden City: Doubleday Doran First edition. Edited by Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld, and H. Rugg. Small owner s label of a minor Greenwich Village artist on the front pastedown, offsetting to endpapers from clippings, else fine in an especially fine and fresh dustwrapper. Nicely Signed by Stieglitz on the front fly: Alfred Stieglitz. April 22, A tribute to Stieglitz with contributions by William Carlos Williams, Lewis Mumford, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Gertrude Stein, Paul Strand, Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, and others. A lovely copy of a book usually found well-worn. [BTC #372008] 87 Paul STRAND Time in New England. New York: Oxford University First edition. Quarto. Fine in a fine, nominally rubbed dustwrapper. A lovely, fresh copy. A relatively common book, but seldom found in this condition. [BTC #372439]

30 Baseball & Other Sports 88 [Photograph]: Baseball at Camp Wheeler, Ga. March 27, th Inf. vs. New York Yankees. Orlando, Fla.: Robinson Panoramic photograph. Approximately 38" x 8". Two tears in one margin, rolled with some waviness, slight fading at the extremities, overall very good. Some contemporary notes on the verso indicating where the writer was in the picture. The photo depicts a baseball game in the distance surrounded by a host of soldiers, many on horseback. The Miller Huggins-managed 1918 Yankees included Roger Peckinpaugh, Wally Pipp, Bob Shawkey, Dazzy Vance, and Frank Home Run Baker. [BTC #370239] 89 [Baseball Shape Book] [cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers National Baseball Tournament. New York: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League Cord tied thick boards die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume, copiously illustrated. Some small scrapes on the front board else near fine. Enumerates the various teams that played in the tournament. Rare. Not in OCLC, and we ve never seen another copy. [BTC #368569] 90 (Baseball and Surfing). Babe RUTH and Duke KAHANAMOKU Vintage Snapshot Photograph of the Babe and the Duke on Waikiki Beach. Small vintage snapshot photograph of Babe Ruth and Duke Kahanamoku on Waikiki Beach. 4½" x 2¾". Mounted on a black album page and presumably removed from an album. Near fine. The photo depicts both sports legends in bathing suits, standing with paddles in front of an outrigger canoe. In the background, another Hawaiian man brandishes a paddle (lefthanded, as the Babe would do) and appears to be about to swat both of the legends in the back of the head. The two met in 1933 or 1934 when Ruth accompanied a barnstorming team that included Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, and Lefty Gomez. We have seen other copies of this photograph, so assume that it achieved some modest distribution in Hawaii. [BTC #368346]

31 91 W.W. AULICK America s National Game. [No place]: W.W. Aulick and R.J. Bodmer First edition. Tall octavo. [100]pp. Illustrated. Wrappers illustrated by C.M. Klump. Considerable erosion at the spine ends, some small chips and tears, as well as some agetoning on the wrappers, a sound, very good copy of an exceptionally uncommon title. OCLC locates a single copy at Notre Dame. [BTC #350231] 92 (Football). Burr William McINTOSH and F. Richard ANDERSON [Broadside or poster]: Taffy s Revised Football Rules. New York: McIntosh Publishing Co. [1895]. Broadside poster advertising the 1895 book. 12½" x 18". Illustrated by F. Richard Anderson. Printed in black with a whimsical football illustration on pale green paper. Very good with small chips to the extremities affecting no printing, and a small piece of tape on the reverse (to no purpose). The illustration depicts a man in a fleur-de-lys uniform with a leather(?) nose guard, opposed in the distance by some rather goofy looking football players (some with Y, H, C, and P presumably for Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton or Penn). Anderson was a very successful Broadway costume designer, which probably explains the très sportif uniform. The poster for a very early football book, following Walter Camp s American Football (considered the first book on the sport) by four years. Rare. OCLC locates one copy of the 36 page book at the University Club in New York City, and no copies of this poster. [BTC #365957]

32 Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror 93 (Robert A. HEINLEIN) [High School Yearbook]: The Lucky Bag: The Annual of the Regiment of Midshipmen Published at the United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD by the Class of Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Academy First and only edition. Large quarto. Embossed leatherette. Three full-page color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Rubbing to the gilt, slight mustiness, very good. Invitation to the Class Ball laid in. Senior Class annual yearbook. Among the graduating class is future science-fiction master Robert A. Heinlein, with a full page devoted to his class photograph and biographical information. He is also pictured in the drama group (the Masque Raders) and pictured uncredited on the Fencing Team. This copy Signed by Heinlein at his picture, as well as by many other members of his class including Congressional Medal of Honor-winner Bruce Van Voorhis, future Vice-Admiral James Flatley, and future Rear Admiral Warner Rodimon. We ve seen several copies of this yearbook, but have never found copies signed by Heinlein. [BTC #372367] Illustrator s Copy 94 (Robert E. HOWARD) [Pulp magazine]: Weird Tales January Indianapolis, Indiana: Popular Fiction Publishing Company Magazine. Octavo. Illustrated paper wrappers. Cover by Margaret Brundage. A touch of edge wear but still fine with white pages. This issue features the second part of an original Robert E. Howard Conan story, The Hour of the Dragon. This is illustrator James Napoli s copy, with a Typed Letter from Weird Tales editor Farnsworth Wright laid in asking Napoli to illustrate three stories for this issue: the Conan story, Horror Insured, and A Rival from the Grave. Regarding the latter, Wright notes that Napoli should not illustrate the scene where the two wives (the dead one and the living one) are confronting each other as that scene will be used on the cover. Wright closes with a compliment: we just received your illustration for the first part of The Hour of the Dragon, and it is quite good. A wonderful association copy in unmatchable condition. From the collection of John K. Martin, with his simple, tiny book label on the rear pastedown. John K. Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press and is perhaps best known for providing Charles Bukowski a guaranteed stipend that allowed Bukowski to leave his post office job in order to write. Martin s private collections are renowned for the superior condition of their material. [BTC #373427] 95 (H.P. LOVECRAFT, H.G. WELLS, Otis Adelbert KLINE) [Pulp magazine]: Amazing Stories September 1927, Volume 2, Number 6. New York: Experimenter Publishing Company Magazine. Quarto. Illustrated perfectbound wrappers. A bump at the crown and penciled name on the rear wrap else fine with white pages. A stunning, as new copy. The first published appearance of H.P. Lovecraft s The Color Out of Space, one of the author s favorite stories and one of his best loved works. Also includes contributions from H.G. Wells, Otis Adelbert Kline, Will H. Gray, Miles J. Breuer, Charles G. Blanford, and a classic cover by Frank R. Paul. From the collection of John K. Martin (see above), with his simple, tiny book label on the rear pastedown. [BTC #373652]