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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 Jury of His Peers

A Jury of His Peers

Jack Pearl

Prentice-Hall 1975 first edition, first printing. Book is tight and square in very good condition. Dust jacket is fair with some edge wear, chips, creases and corner bumping. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage.

Prentice-Hall
$ 14.00 USD

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964. 211 pp. Approximately 5 3/4 x 8 1/2". Illustrated jacket is in very good condition, with only a tiny bit of wear at the bottom edges and some rubbings, original price of $4.95 on the front flap. Grey paper over boards with rust quarter-bound cloth, crisp gilt lettering on spine and both covers, first edition indicated with A-3.64[H] on the copyright page, top edge stained grey, upper board lifts slightly away from text block, otherwise in very good + condition. Overall, a lovely copy.                             

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 is about the author's life in the twenties in Paris, including his encounters with Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Ford Madox, and Scott Fitzgerald. A ringing endorsement from the rear flap reads, "One can only suggest the experiences awaiting the reader of this book in which a master of literature in full command of every technique of his art relives these bright chapters of his youth."

Charles Scribner's Sons
$ 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

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

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

Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King

Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King

Stephen King

Los Angeles, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1988. 259 pp. Approximately 6 x 9 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 1,100 copies, this being #823. Black cloth covered boards in slipcase with holographic image, slipcase has slight tape residue on back cover, fine/near fine condition.

This book contains a series of interviews conducted between 1979 and 1987, some previously unpublished in the versions here printed. A must for any Stephen King fan.

Underwood-Miller
$ 70.00 USD