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12 Correspondence Notes by Edward Gorey for New York City Ballet

12 Correspondence Notes by Edward Gorey for New York City Ballet

Edward Gorey

New York: New York City Ballet, (ca 1975). Boxed set of 12 correspondence note cards illustrated by Edward Gorey. Four designs and three cards of each design, along with 12 blank envelopes. Enclosed in red cardboard box which has been creased on one side, a clear plastic cover with a small tear, lid taped shut with what appears to be the original tape when it was sold, so never opened, very good condition. Cards are in fine condition. (Toledano p. 159).

Gorey was a huge fan of the George Ballanchine New York City Ballet. He had an almost perfect attendance for the years 1956 - 1983. He would give back to the ballet by designing items that they could sell, including cards and buttons.

New York City Ballet
$ 235.00 USD

A Tourist In Spite of Himself

A Tourist In Spite of Himself

A. Edward Newton

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1930. 252 pp. Approximately 6 x 9". Limited Edition of 525 copies, this being #71. Signed by the author. Cardboard slip case is in good condition with some splitting to edges, past repairs, paper label on spine indicating title and limited edition number; Blue cloth quarter bound over decorative boards with torn label pasted down to spine, many black and white illustrations by Gluyas Williams throughout, in near fine condition.

A delightful book about a book collector's travels around the world, particularly Scandinavia, London, Paris, Egypt, Jerusalem and Rome, all told from a very humorous perspective. Newton also authored The Amenities of Book-Collecting.

Little, Brown & Co.
$ 115.00 USD

Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative

Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative

Ralph Geoffrey Newman

Evanston, IL: The Press of Ward Schori, 1992. 153 pp. Approximately 2 1/8 x 2 9/16". Second Edition. 3 Volumes. Marbled slipcase in fine condition; Red, white and blue leather over boards with gilt design on cover and spine by Hugo Grummich, marbled endpapers, photographically reproduced, illustrated, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Press of Ward Schori 72)

The three volumes (red, white, and blue) have a different focus: Vol. I, Youth; Vol. II, Lawyer-Politician; Vol. III, President. The primary material for this work came from Lincoln's writings in 1859 and 1860, as well as other sources. Ralph Geoffrey Newman (1911 - 1998) was a well-known Lincoln scholar who owned a bookstore in Chicago, fittingly called the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

The Press of Ward Schori
$ 140.00 USD

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees

Ernest Hemingway

London: Jonathan Cape, 1950. 254 pp. 5 x 7 3/4"; First Edition. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor creases and rubbing, first British edition predating American one, original price intact, small chip to top of spine, in very good condition; Green cloth over boards with crisp lettering on spine, some fading to spine bottom, foxing to several first pages, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, otherwise in very good condition.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. This book was a bestseller in America, although it did not get good reviews elsewhere. It did stay at the top of the New York Time bestseller's list for seven weeks in 1950. It is set in Italy after the war in 1946.

Jonathan Cape
$ 140.00 USD

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. 308 pp. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2"; First Edition, later state dust jacket with orange lettering on spine panel. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor creases and rubbing, first American edition with letter A on copyright page, original price of $3.00 intact, some chipping and creasing, small tears, in very good condition; Black cloth over boards with crisp lettering on spine, old tape residue on paste-down endpapers and dust jacket flaps, otherwise in very good condition.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. This book was a bestseller in America, although it did not get good reviews elsewhere. It did stay at the top of the New York Time bestseller's list for seven weeks in 1950. It is set in Italy after the war in 1946.

Charles Scribner's Sons
$ 95.00 USD

After Worlds Collide

After Worlds Collide

Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1943. 341 pp. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4"; First Lippincott Edition thus. Illustrated dust jacket has original price of $2.00 on front jacket flap, some chipping and loss at spine extremities, minor chipping and tears, some spots and creases on front cover, previous tape repairs on the inside of the jacket, in good condition; Tan cloth over boards with blue planet design on cover and crisp blue lettering on spine, some foxing throughout, loose hinges but still intact, a nice copy in very good + condition. (Curry p. 562, Clute & Nicholls p. 86)

Philip Gordon Wylie (1902 - 1971) was a prolific American author of science fiction, mysteries, and nuclear holocaust threats among other things. Interestingly, he wrote a fictional book, "The Paradise Crater", in 1945 about a Nazi conspiracy to develop and use uranium-237 bombs, months before the actual testing of such a device at Alamogordo, and was arrested by the Federal Government. Edwin Balmer (1883 - 1959) was an American science fiction and mystery writer, an editor, and a trained engineer. He is best known for his books with Wylie, "When Worlds Collide", and this sequel, which tells of the survivors of the prequel settling on a new planet, fighting off some Asiatic communists, and prospering after the destruction of Earth.

J. B. Lippincott Co.
$ 210.00 USD

An Historical Dictionary of Forestry and Woodland Terms

An Historical Dictionary of Forestry and Woodland Terms

N. D. G. James

Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1991. First Edition, Hardcover. 236pp; Dust jacket in very good condition with minor shelf wear. Book has minimal corner bumping, green boards in fine condition, minor foxing to fore-edges. Very good condition.

This helpful book describes "the special words used by those working or hunting in England's woodlands and forests from the early Middle Ages until the present." Some quotations and line drawing illustrations throughout.

Blackwell Publishers
$ 45.00 USD

Andromeda. A Space-Age Tale.

Andromeda. A Space-Age Tale.

Ivan Yefremov

Moscow: Foreign Language Publishing House, 1959. 373 pp. Approximately 5 1/4 x 8". First English Language Edition. Illustrated dust jacket in very good condition with moderate edge wear and tear near spine, price-clipped; Maroon cloth over boards, slightly worn gilt title on spine and crisp gilt design on cover, black and white illustrations throughout, some foxing of top pages edges, otherwise in very good + condition.

Ivan Antonovich Yefremov (1908 - 1972) was a Russian paleontologist and science fiction writer. This book is described as a scientific fantasy, telling of the growth of science and engineering on earth which enables us to communicate in a friendly way with others in the universe through the Great Circle. Andromeda was translated by George Hanna and made into a film in 1967 called "The Andromeda Nebula".

Foreign Language Publishing House
$ 70.00 USD

Arthur C. Clarke: The Authorized Biography

Arthur C. Clarke: The Authorized Biography

Neil McAleer

Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1992. 430 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"; Pictorial dustjacket in fine condition; Black paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine, signed Arthur C. Clarke bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, many black and white photographs, in fine condition.

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917 - 2008) was the author or more than sixty books and has received many awards for both his science fiction and his scientific non-fiction writing. This biography explores his career and personal vision though candid interviews with Clarke, his friends, family members, and colleagues. The numerous black and white photographs enhance the biography in a delightful way. Bookplate printed "Ex Libris, Arthur C. Clarke" with illustrations of the monolith from his 2001 Space Odyssey series and dolphins from his novel, Dolphin Island.

Contemporary Books
$ 330.00 USD

Belle

Belle

Michael Stewart [author], Edward Gorey [illustrator]

New York: Macmillan, 1977. 243 pp. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2". First Edition, first printing. Dust jacket in fine condition, illustrated on the front copy by Edward Gorey; Black cloth over boards, silver gilt lettering on spine and red stars decorating the spine, tight and clean with minor corner bumping, otherwise near fine; accompanied by several interesting ephemera items: the original metered shipping label from MacMillan Publishing Co. to "Manroot", a book publisher in San Francisco; second item is a postcard with a Gorey illustration advertising the 5th Annual Edwardian Ball in San Franciso in 2005; the third item is a letter from the publisher previewing the book. (Toledano p. 124, code H77i denoting hard cover, year of publication, illustrator).

Described by the publisher as a "brillian black comedy about a tenacious dowarger determine to outlive and thereby outwit her fellows nad her era as she circulates between the French Riviera and New York's haute monde." Written by Michael Stewart (1924 - 1987), best known for writing Broadway librettos such as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Bye Bye Birdie", he alsod won two Tony awards and two Drama Critics awards. This is his first novel. Cover art and frontispiece illustrated by Edward Gorey, a fitting match for the content of the book.

Macmillan
$ 70.00 USD