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Sketch...Book. Le Non-Obéissant: The Disobedient: Der Ungehorsame
Basel: Basilius Presse, 1968. Single volume, measuring 8 x 9 inches: [88, double leaves]. Original glossy color pictorial boards, text block printed in black and orange. Inscribed by Warja Lavater in the year of publication. Slight bowing to boards.
MOTIVO (wooden puzzle)
Zeiningen, Switzerland: Kurt Naef, circa 1978. Eight wooden cubes, screenprinted in four colors, each measuring 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Naef / Swiss made” printed at base of leaf image. Lacking original box.
Rossetti: A Critical Essay on his Art
London: Duckworth & Co., . Single volume, measuring 6 x 3.75 inches: xv, , 192, . Original olive green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, title page printed in red and black. Monochrome reproductions of Rossetti’s paintings throughout text; publisher’s advertisements at rear. Ink inscription.....
Serigraph poster for the Santa Fe Opera recording of The Mother of Us All
New York: New World Records, 1977. Promotional poster, measuring 36 x 24 inches, screenprinted in red, yellow, black, white, and purple. Three corners creased, several short closed tears to bottom edge.
(New York): Harlin Quist, (1966). Single volume, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: . Original quarter beige cloth and decorated paper boards, gilt-lettered spine, light tan endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
London: Macmillan and Company, 1886. Three octavo volumes, measuring 7.5 x 5 inches: iv, 244; iv, 226, ; iv, 236, . Original dark blue-green cloth, double-rule border and panel stamped in black and blind, spines lettered in gilt with gilt publisher’s device and decorative rules at top and bottom stamped.....
The Princess Casamassima
London: Macmillan, 1886. Three octavo volumes, measuring 7.5 x 5 inches: iv, 252; iv, 257, ; iv, 242, . Original dark blue-green cloth, double-rule border and panel stamped in black and blind, spines lettered in gilt with gilt publisher’s device and decorative rules at top and bottom stamped in black.....
Washington Square. The Pension Beaurepas. A Bundle of Letters
London: Macmillan, 1881. Two octavo volumes, measuring 7.5 x 5 inches: viii, 265, ; iv, 271, . Original red-brown cloth, double-rule border and panel stamped in black and blind to boards, spines lettered in gilt with gilt publisher’s devices and decorative rules at top and bottom stamped in black, yellow-coated.....
Four titles from The Hump Tree Stories. Dickey Swift, the Squirrel: His Escape; Black Hawk, The Sky Pirate; Humper, The Green Worm; Black Brother
San Francisco: Paul Elder & Company, 1910. Four volumes, measuring 8 x 6.5 inches: , 10, ; , 6, ; , 9, ; , 8, . Publisher’s color pictorial side-stapled wrappers, spines hole-punched and bound together with linen cord as issued, pictorial endpapers printed in green. Cover illustrations, frontispieces, head-.....
“Movies, the Desperate Art” in The Berkley Book of Modern Writing, Number 3
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1956). Pocket paperback, measuring 6.5 x 4.25: , 216, . Original color-printed wrappers, priced at 50 cents. Lightest shelfwear, text block toned and brittle.
Endymion: A Poetic Romance
London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. Octavo, measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches: ix, , 207, . Late nineteenth-century full polished chestnut morocco, boards elaborately bordered and decorated in gilt with interlacing strapwork against a stippled ground, gilt-ruled raised bands, spine compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, full chestnut and green morocco.....
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 238, . Original black patterned cloth stamped in bright blue, top edge stained blue. Spine panel sunned, no dust jacket.
Six Caroline Plays
London: Oxford University Press, 1962. Pocket volume, measuring 6 x 3.5 inches: xvi, 553, . Original blue blindstamped boards, spine lettered in gilt, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket printed in green and black. Lightest shelfwear to jacket.
“Blindfolded Justice Peeking”
New York: 1956. Pen and ink on onion skin paper, image measuring 4.5 x 3 inches on sheet measuring 9.75 x 7 inches, signed at lower right. Original stiff paper mount with toned cellotape at corners and sides, verso bearing The New Yorker department and copyright ink stamps. Penciled crop.....
Elevated Subway Train at Night
New York: circa 1950. Mixed media with gouache, watercolor, and ink on paper, measuring 11 x 12.25 inches, signed in image, lower left. Some light age toning, tape remnants or ghosts of removal along edges, outside of visual field and crop marks.
Notre-Dame with Tourists
New York: 1966. Mixed media with gouache, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper, measuring 20 x 16 inches, signed in image, lower left. Some light age toning, tape remnants or ghosts of removal along edges, outside of visual field and crop marks.
New York: circa 1960. Mixed media with gouache, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper, measuring 23.75 x 18.50 inches, signed in image, lower right. Verso bears the artist's rough sketch of the composition. Minimal paper loss to left corner margins, hidden by mat, archival repair to upper right corner and.....
Untitled (Surveillance is your busywork)
[New York City]: [Metropolitan Transportation Authority], . Offset lithograph printed in red, black, and white on heavy card, measuring 11 x 28 inches. One short closed tear to lower edge.
The Princesse de Clèves
London: Euphorion Books, 1950. Single volume, measuring 8.5 x 5.25 inches: , 172. Original brick cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Philippe Jullian. Six full-page portraits throughout text. Lightest edgewear and toning to jacket, with partial split to front flap fold; edges.....
Time Bites: Views and Reviews
London and New York: Fourth Estate, (2004). Single volume, measuring 9 x 6 inches: viii, 376. Original pale grey paper boards lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, original unclipped photographic dust jacket. Signed and dated on the title page: “Doris Lessing / 19th October 04.”.
To Be a Slave
New York: The Dial Press, (1968). Single volume, measuring 8.25 x 5.5 inches: , 13-160. Original dark blue cloth lettered in silver, charcoal endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1923. Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: 247, . Original blue cloth stamped in black, top edge stained yellow, original unclipped typographic dust jacket priced at $1.50 on the spine. Introduction by translator Arthur Ransome. Capwell's Books (Oakland, California) bookseller ticket to lower pastedown. Pinpoint.....
Modern Nymphs: Being A Series of Fourteen Fashion Plates
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930. Tall slim folio, measuring 12.25 x 7.25 inches: 74. Original brown cloth spine lettered in gilt, patterned paper boards, text block uncut. Fourteen full-page plates hand-colored in pochoir. Book label of Cambridge bibliophiles Pamela and Raymond Lister to front pastedown. Light browning to.....
The Pupil of Pleasure: or, the New System Illustrated. Inscribed to Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, Editor of Lord Chesterfield’s Letters
London: Printed for G. Robinson, and J. Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row, 1776. Two twelvemo volumes, measuring 6.5 x 4 inches: xv, , 230; , 252. Contemporary half-calf, spines ruled and numbered in gilt, red morocco spine labels, pale blue marbled boards with vellum corners. Early book labels of Thomas Hammond Foxcroft.....
New York: New Directions, 1976. Octavo, original brown cloth lettered in black, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Eugenio Montale on the half-title. Lightest toning to jacket edges.
Calliope or English Harmony. A Collection of the most Celebrated English and Scots Songs Neatly Engrav’d and Embelish’d with Designs adapted to the Subject of each Song taken from the Compositions of the Best Masters in the most Correct Manner with the thorough Bass and Transpositions for the Flute (proper for all Teachers, Scholars, and Lovers of Musick: Printed on a fine Paper on each side which renders the Undertaking more compleat than any thing of the kind ever Publish’d
London: Henry Roberts, 1739-. Two volumes, the first measuring 8.75 x 5.5 inches, the second 9.25 x 5.75 inches: [vi], 200; [vi], 200. Modern dark blue morocco over dark blue cloth boards, spines lettered and numbered in gilt. Frontispiece engraving in Volume I, with copy of that plate inserted after.....
Knock or Ring
London: Jonathan Cape, (1957). Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: 255, . Original green textured boards lettered in silver, unclipped pictorial dust jacket printed in black, white, and lavender. Ink inscription from Nelson to James Robertson Justice on front free endpaper. Light spotting to jacket.
The Nightingale Warbling Forth Her Owne Disaster: or, The Rape of Philomela
London: Printed by G.P. for William Cooke [but privately printed by J. Moyes for Amos Strettell], [circa 1820]. Octavo, measuring 7.75 x 4.75 inches: , 25, . Nineteenth-century black morocco spine lettered in gilt, red paper boards, text block uncut. Engraved device to title, eight engraved headpieces throughout text. Ink.....
Il Petrarca con Narrazione del suo Coronamento di Sennuccio del Bene Fiorentino; Vita del Poeta ed Annotazioni
London: G. Polidori, 1796. Two twelvemo volumes, measuring 5.75 x 3.5 inches: 19, , 253, ; , xxiv, 237, . Contemporary polished tree calf, boards blind-ruled, spines gilt in compartments with red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled red, green silk ribbon markers. Half-titles.....
Sweethearts; with: signed promotional broadside for “Jayne Anne Phillips Reading ‘Sweethearts’”
Carrboro, North Carolina: Truck Press, 1976. Single volume, measuring 10.75 x 6.75 inches: . Original buff photographic wrappers printed in black and sepia, blue endleaves, title page printed in blue and black, frontispiece and section titles printed in blue, author photograph printed in sepia. Signed by Phillips on title page.....