Our new catalog, LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, contains 66 select items, mostly new arrivals, including Archives, Letters, Manuscripts, and Signed Photographs. Highlights include important Handwritten Manuscripts by D. H. Lawrence, A. A. Milne, and Saul Bellow among others; Manuscript Poems by W. H. Auden, Willa Cather, and Robert Frost among others; Letters with fine content by T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Sean O'Casey, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and W. B. Yeats among others; Signed Photographs by Sinclair Lewis, and much more.
We post new virtual catalogs on our home page every 3 or 4 months usually with some theme in mind. Past catalogs have centered around individual authors (Auden, Frost, Shaw, etc.) or subject matters (Aviation, 19th Century American & British Literature, Hand-Colored Plate Books, etc.). Once or twice a year, the catalog is a medley of finer, scarcer items including early printed books, fine bindings, hand-colored plate books, travel & exploration, and association copies. In addition we frequently update the site with new arrivals in a variety of fields.
We hope you will visit us frequently to find items in your areas of collecting. We will certainly be working hard to come up with the unusual and desirable books and autographs that many have become accustomed to seeing from us.
Our new catalog--completely devoted to WALT WHITMAN--contains 28 select items, mostly new arrivals. Highlights include an exceptionally scarce Family Association Copy of SPECIMEN DAYS IN AMERICA; Whitman's first appearance in print published when he was only 15; SIGNED copies of NOVEMBER BOUGHS and TWO RIVULETS; as well as other interesting books and ephemera.
Our new catalog--SPRING MISCELLANY--has been posted on our website. It contains 85 select items, all new arrivals, in a variety of fields. Highlights include a scarce printing of the Thirteenth Amendment; an exceptional Thoreau Manuscript; an Archive from the 1936 production of A STAR IS BORN; early illustrated works on Japan; stunning hand-colored Travel and Botany titles; early baseball; signed items by John Quincy Adams, David Ben-Gurion, Helen Keller, Robert Kennedy, John D. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Wallace Stevens, Edith Wharton, etc.; a selection of fine bindings and illustrated books; and much more.
Our new catalog--WINTER MISCELLANY--contains 101 select items, all new arrivals, in a variety of fields. Highlights include Signed Presidential books, including Association Copies; a number of 17th - 19th Century Travel books, many with hand-colored plates; Modern First Editions such as Raymond Carver's scarce first book; and signed items by Irving Berlin, T. S. Eliot, James Garfield, James Joyce, Helen Keller, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, W. H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, etc.; a selection of fine bindings and illustrated books, and much more.
Our new catalog--SPRING MISCELLANY 2018--contains 46 select items, all new arrivals, in a variety of fields. Highlights include several limited signed art portfolios including a Lynd Ward woodcut portfolio of only 44 copies; a First Edition of Jane Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY; De Bruyn's VOYAGE AU LEVANT, 1725; Frederick Douglass's 1845 NARRATIVE; exceptional Association copies of ANGELA'S ASHES and John McPhee's First Book; a signed photograph of Robert Louis Stevenson; and signed books and letters by Henry Beston, Elizabeth Bishop, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill, T. S. Eliot, Robert Kennedy, William Osler, Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, etc.; a selection of fine bindings and illustrated books, and much more.
All 126 items in this catalog are from the library of William Meredith with nearly all INSCRIBED to the poet. Writers include Vonnegut, Updike, Ginsberg, and many luminaries of poetry. William Meredith began writing while a student at Princeton University where he wrote a senior thesis on Robert Frost. His first volume of poetry, LOVE LETTER FROM AN IMPOSSIBLE LAND, was selected by Archibald MacLeish for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1944. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for PARTIAL ACCOUNTS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS and a National Book Award in 1997 for EFFORT AT SPEECH. From 1978 to 1980, Meredith was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, the position which in 1985 became the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, the first gay poet to receive this honor. He died in 2007 at the age of 88.
Our catalog--HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW--contains 37 select items, nearly all new arrivals, related to America's most popular 19th century poet. Best known for works like EVANGELINE, THE SONG OF HIAWATHA, and "Paul Revere's Ride," Longfellow was also the first American to translate Dante's THE DIVINE COMEDY. Highlights include many SIGNED items including letters, photographs, and books, including fine association copies.