Early 19th Century. Oblong octavo; Red leather boards and spine with gilt lettering on spine, gilt border along the boards; all edges gilt; German friendship book with several poems [in German] and autographs as well as several full color drawings, a hand-made pop-up color illustration with silk pull, lock of hair tipped in with silk bow; Dates of signatures and poems range from 1804 to 1817. Book has some wear along the edges, corners are bumped and fraying; some leather missing from the spine edges; spine beginning to crack a bit; Slight waviness to the pages; Age-toning; Book plate on paste down. NA consign. Shelve case 0.
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One ALS on White House stationary, dated 18 July, 1918, addressed to A. S. Burleson from President Woodrow Wilson, with his signature. The letter regards two enclosed letters that "are important about the telegraph and telephone matters." This letter is attached via two rusty staples to the two referred letters, plus the envelope for the letter. One is a 3 page TLS from Clarence Mackay, President of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, to Wilson. The other is a carbon copy of the response Wilson sent Mackay. Also included is a seemingly unrelated 4 page ALS addressed to Burleson regarding the telegraph, dated July 13 / 18. This letter is attached via three rusty staples to a piece of white paper; TW consignment; shelved case 0.
1952/1980. Three items signed by William Nolan. A napkin folded to 8 1/2 x 4 inches, with a drawing by Nolan of a Bear, signed and dated 5/31/80.; A copy of the Ray Bradbury Review, 1952, inscribed by Nolan on the inside of front cover. There is one closed tear on the front cover along tail of spine extending 3 inches into the cover. In stapled paperback wrappers.; The Manuscript copy of Nolan's Short Story 'The Trees of Yesterday', with TLS cover letter dated 'Oct. 20, '80'. The manuscript has substantial writing, highlighting, and underlining.; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
Altdorf, CH: Wilhelm Kohles, 1706. Commentary on the Morality of Laws, Ceremonies and Civil Regulations. 8vo pamphlet in plain green wraps, 41pp. In Latin, German, and Hebrew mostly, with a bit of Arabic and Greek. Condition is Very Good, with wear along exterior and edges. Shelve upstairs with the oversized 13's.
One autograph book, bound in red cloth, measuring 8 1/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide. Slightly warped due to the ephemera within, as well as some slight wear. Contains a multitude of signatures, photos, and newspaper clippings. Some of the contents include the autographs of: Robert Wagner, Liselotte Schreiner, Claus Hofer, Maria Wimmer, Werner Hinz, Ehmi Bessel, Mathies Wieman, Paul Wegener, Gustav Knutn, Werner Hinz, Walter Franck, Hannsgeorg Laubenthel, Gustav Grundens, Paul Hartmann, Paul Harbiger, Albert Florath, Kathe Gold, Marianne Hoppe, Paul Hartmann. SF consignment; shelved case 0.
1974. 1 p. handwritten letter on 8" x 6" sheet of Wodehouse's personalized stationary, with black-and-white illustration of a dachshund to top left corner; one vertical crease and one horizontal crease to twice-folded letter; TRANSCRIPTION: "Dear Miss Kline, Thank you so much for your letter. I really appreciated it. / Yes, I love animals. We have two dogs and six cats, all strays. Love, P. G. Wodehouse"; dated by Wodehouse Sept. 13, 1974," with blotting/smearing to "974" included with ALS is a blank sheet of Wodehouse's stationary (twice-folded) as well as the envelope in which it was sent (addressed to Miss Andrea Kline of Washington, D.C.), with Wodehouse's personalized header to flap of envelope; AK consignment; shelved Case 0 in thin black binder with clear plastic covering to spine.
"Antony and Cleopatra," staged in 1948 and starring Katharine Cornell and Godfrey Tearle. 8X10" mat finish photo signed and inscribed by Tearle and Cornell, 12X9" souvenir program signed by Cornell and inscribed to Mrs Schellhase and signed inside by some of the other cast members. Condition of photograph and book both is Very Good. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Graphics Bins, in clear vinyl sleeve [Schellhase consignment].
London: William Pickering, 1836. 16mo; vg/none; black cloth spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound w/red boards; ex libris, Norton, Charles Eliot [1827-1908], bookplate; minor shelf wear and bumping, small square yellow sticker on front cover; text block, clean; unpaginated, [xiv], 44 pp., uncut; some engravings and text figures; light toning; minor chipping and wear; rubbed; else very good; --NORTON: Harvard graduate, first Harvard professor, History of Art; businessman and literati; journalist, editor, co-founder of the Archaeological Institute of America; of the Dante Club with Lowell, and Longfellow; befriended also Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Edward FitzGerald; and Leslie Stephen; taught James Loeb who created the Loeb Editions; and was honored with the Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Lectureship ; and the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry . Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
Paris, France: Pillet et Dumoulin, 1881. First - Estate Catalog. Quarto; Good/no-DJ paperback; Tan spine, no text; Glassine-wrapped covers age-toned, glassine generally clean, front and back covers of catalog peppered with foxing, rubbing at corners of front cover and chipping at both ends of spine, glassine wrapper cracking along all edges of front cover, open tear along top edge of glassine wrapper adjacent to spine, closed tears in glassine along spine all appearing along front cover edge, cracking and chipping in glassine along spine, rubbing at corners of back cover glassine wrapper, cracks in glassine along all edges, open tear along tail edge of glassine adjacent to spine, securing folds in glassine visible along both sides of spine; Textblock darkened with age, moderate to heavy foxing prevalent throughout text, first signature separating, pages partially detached, cracked spine, several pages cut a fraction of an inch shorter along the tail edge than the rest of the textblock, possible fingerprint on page 16, indented crease at tail edge of page persists throughout entire textblock, crease and tear along fore edge on page 21/22. all edges stained, covers and textblock misaligned, name of previous owner inscribed on front free-end paper; pp 28. Estate Catalog includes descriptions but no illustrations of 33 paintings and studies from Courbet's estate. All successful bidders were required to pay cash and a 5% fee on top of their winning bid. Courbet led the Realist movement in 19th Century France.
New York: Prentice-Hall Publishing, 1968. First Edition. Octavo, 269 pages; G/G; 269 pp in gray gloth with gilt titles in blue dust jacket with red and white decorations and titles.; Binding shakes and has been slightly loosened but remains intact.; Ex-libris, bookplate of previous owner, otherwise no marks to text.; INSCRIBED BY FORMER SENATE MINORITY LEADER HUGH SCOTT.; Some pages have age toning from newspaper articles being stored inside book. Minor shelf wear to covers. Dust jacket has some foxing and light chipping. DJ also has sunning to spine, however dust jacket is protected and maintained by a transparent mylar book jacket cover.; Ephemera collection consists of invitations to social events, postcard, newspaper clippings, a number of letters signed by Hugh Scott and other members of his family(also a signed letter from the Ambassador of Japan), funeral announcement and program. The majority of the material is correspondence between Senator Scott and friend, former aide and diplomat Robert Barton.; shelved case 1/5.
Paris: authors, 1864. First Edition. Oblong thin folio rebound in red cloth with no letters; VG; minimal soiling on boards; strong binding; first three title pages show substantial tearing around edges, some repaired with scotch tape; a couple of pages have offsetting from ink not detrimental to text; engravings and drawings throughout; each page with legends in tight print; pp. 207; the original project was to compile about 1,500 autographs for the bi-monthly magazine; this first volume contains signatures and letters from Louis Napoleon to Alfred de Musset and Lamennais as well as many artists and artistocrats; in French; shelved front table; due to odd size, please contact us for shipping cost.
Signed 11" x 8.5" landscape poster for lecture at George Washington University; Signatures inscribed in orange pastels or similar medium below poster artwork, two-inch bracket of angled parallel marks of varying degrees of intensity - darker grey to light grey - at top of poster above artwork, small dark smudge below first signature, two small grey dots on rear left-hand side of poster near corner.
New York: N.D.C. Hodges, 1892. Quarto; Good; white spines with staples; all issues age toned, foxing along edges, tearing and chipping along edges especially issues 495 and 505; issue 495 has damp staining along edges; issue 505 has significant damp staining and soiling, sticker on front; issue nos. 495-505, from July 29, 1892-October 7, 1892.
New York: A Wittemann, 1888. First. 8vo, 18 plates in black and gilt decorated green cloth album tied with green cord. Early photogravure images with rarely seen 19th-century views of St Augustine Fla. Condition is Very Good, with tight binding, browning to the pages, minor soiling to the back cover, bumped and slightly rubbed corners.
San Francisco: The Beaune Press, 1967. 153/222. Pamphlet [7x9]; pp ; VG/paperback; brown paper wrapper shows minimal wear to exterior; black text to paper label to front; numbered, limited copies; this is copy 153 of 222; text block is clean; hand sewn binding without defect; very good condition;.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1830. First, Unopened. Quarto; G+/no-DJ unopened sheets,simple binding; No cover; Outside pages and edges darkened with age, each set of pages is uncut along top edge, page sets closer to the front and back of the binding are darker in tone and more prone to foxing and suspected speckling, page sets in the middle are much lighter in tone and have been exposed to less environmental damage, last set of pages is severely creased at the tail corner, light wave to all pages, but no obvious signs of water damage in evidence so wave most likely due to high humidity, fore and tail edges of all sets creased, lightly torn, and/or wrinkled, top and binding edge of all sets speckled, with darker vertical stains; pp 304 (if properly cut and bound). eb/nd.
Inscribed to Mrs "Schelhasse" and signed by Katherine Cornell on the cover, and signed again on the inside (3rd signature is a facsimile, see photo for details) This 12X9" souvenir book contains 15 photos of Cornell, 13 of them in character, made from about 1931-1942. Some of these roles were in shows that never played on Broadway. The overall condition of the book is Very Good, with a couple of light scuffs and some foxing to the front cover. All of the writing on the book is Miss Cornell's. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Minna Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. See our catalog for more items from the Schellhase collection.
New York, Philadelphia, London: various, see descr. below, 1879-1886. First Edition, magazine format. Octavo ("The Sunbeam," ("Picture Lesson Paper," "Illustrated Fly-Leaves"), Folio ("Sabbath School Visitor"). Newspaper magazine format. G. 2ff single-sheet inserts, profusely illustrated with beautiful steel-plate engravings. "The Sunbeam" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, earlier pub. dates not stated, final date: Jul 19, 1885)- each issue composed of large steel-plate illustration on front, followed by 2-3 stories and an "our bible lesson" section on rear page [VI- 304; VII- 313,315,318,319,321-328,331 (2x),333,337,338,344,346-349,353,361; VIII- 362-368,370-372,374,378,379 (1ff only),382,383,385,386,388,390,396,398,401,402,404,406-408,410,412,413; IX- 1,3,7-14,17,20-24,25 (2x),26,27,28 (2x),29,31-33,35-39,40 (2x),41-43,45-52; X- 2,3,4; XI- 29]. "Picture Lesson Paper" (New York, Phillips & Hunt, Mar 1882-May 1885)- each issue with large engraving on front, followed by "Berean Leaflet" section of Bible study and several children's stories with Biblical Allegory [XIII- 11,27,43; XIV- 1,13,14,19; XV- 39,44; XVI- 1C,1D,2A,2C,2D,3A,4A,4C,5D]. "Sabbath School Visitor" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, John A. Black, pub., Sep 1979-Mar 1886)- each folio-size issue with long story on front, generally in the adventure genre, with a large steel-plate engraving centered in the middle of the text block, followed by several short and medium-length, stories, all with Biblical allegory [XXX- 36,XXXII- 10; XXXV- 18,19,20; XXXVI- 4,14,18,19,21,22; XXXVII- 6]; "Illustrated Fly-Leaves" (London, S. W. Partridge & Co., pub. date not stated)- every page ruled with margins with quotes from Psalms, Isaiah, Chronicles, John, Luke, and Corinthians, large engraving on front, followed by 4pp. allegorical story [No. 61 only]. Moderate to heavy age wear to all issues, creasing and toning to fragile newspaper sheets. Some issues, especially of "The Sunbeam," detached along spine or middle creases. Pictures of several issues neatly colored in. Occasional child and adult writing on several issues. Each set of magazines in separate protective plastic sleeve. Overall, in Good condition, considering the nature and the age of this rare, ephemeral material. Shelved in Locked Cabinet 2/3, "Beatrix."
Washington, DC: Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, 1982. First. 18 3/4" x 8 1/4" landscape tri-fold mailer for exhibition at Museum of Modern Art of Latin America at the Organization of American States; Inscribed; Glossy front side of mailer darkened with age, otherwise clean, artist inscription to previous owner on third panel (cover of mailer when folded), inscription faded around the edges, tape residue or the like at tail edge of third panel, next to fold; Matte reverse side of mailer darkened with age, otherwise clean; pp N/A.
San Jose, California: Steinbeck Research Center, 1985. Limited Edition, #14/500. thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG/VG; pamphlet, no lettering on spine; paperback with tan wrappers, minimal to no shelfwear; publication of this letter has been limited to 500 copies: the first 50, numbered and signed, are complimentary to friends of the Steinbeck Research Center, the remaining 450 are for sale; numbered and signed on colophon, #14; inscribed on copyright page to Bob Woodward; issued as a commemorative booklet celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the formal opening of the Steinbeck Research Center, Wahlquist Library, San Jose State University; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
Greenwich: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1964. reprint. 16mo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with red text; Covers have slight shelf wear such as lightly beige toned rear, some rubbing along edges and at corners, but panels are intact and sturdy; Text block shows light age toning throughout due to age & handling with previous owner's name on title page, and very slight cracking wear inside covers near binding, otherwise pages are unmarked and intact; pp 144.
Moscow: Glav. uprav. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1959. Three volume ephemera edition. Three volumes, quarto, each volume a staple-bound individual gathering. Each volume good with no dust jacket. Notable age-toning to wrappers. For each volume, owner markings in Russian to top corner of front wrapper. Color prints of each volume generally clean and free of markings, though each volume exhibits some age-toning. Volume 1 to 16pp, volume 2 to 12pp, volume 3 to 21pp. Text of the maps for each volume in Russian. Shelved in ephemera box F.
Boston, MA: L. Prang and Company, 1878. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Green spine, no text; Covers are age-worn, and rubbed at both ends of the spine; Textblock darkened by age, generally clean, foxing throughout, stains on the fore edge tail of the text towards the back of the textblock, previous owners' inscription on the front inside cover; pp 16. Shelve in Netdesk office, Ephemera box G.
London: H. Hills, 1708. Early Edition. 12mo: G/no-DJ paperback: Thin brown spine with no text: Book has been rebound, not in original covers: Rebound covers have light shelfwear, 4 liquid spots in upper front corner, 2 inch long thin black mark near head of spine on front, slight bump to tail of spine, two small dots near center of front cover: Textblock is age toned, thin pages have darkened with some soiling, a few corners bumped, pages 9-17 have mildew spots that do not impact readability: 1708 printing, poem was originally published 1681: 24 pp. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box I.
St Louis: The Senior Class of 1907, 1907. 8vo; G+/ no dust jacket;green spine with gold text; spine is extremely scarred and torn at both head and tail; boards are extremely stained and scarred but strong; text block is extremely age-toned but legible; 291p. Please see photos for additional details. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
Framingham, MA: Old America Company, 1924. revised edition; illustrated with more than fifteen hundred examples. Thick, large quarto in black hardcovers with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling and fraying on corners and spine edges; binding strong; gutters dusty; external edges sunned; paper slightly faded; pp. 716; plates in black and white interspersed throughout; includes ephemera about Mr. Nutting and a letter signed by him in 1932; shelved in Room 13; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Edinburgh Review, 1925. Private Reprint [SIGNED]; Limited. Octavo; vg/wraps/folder; brown spine with no text; saddle-stitched; SIGNED BY AUTHOR, CURLE, title-page; major shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 15 pp.; wraps, separate but present; deeply foxed; breaks and tears; else very good; ---LIMITED 100 copies. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box A.
Diamond Lil originated in 1928 and was revived 3 times in 1949-1951. This lot is likely from the 1949 touring show. It consists of a 6X9" handbill from Ford's Theatre in Baltimore MD and 12X9" souvenir program. Condition of the handbill is Good, with two folds, smoothed-out wrinkles and very slight chipping, condition of the souvenir program is Very Good with one bent corner, a ding to the other corner and very slight soiling. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Graphics Bins, in clear vinyl sleeve [Schellhase consignment].
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Roger Jackson, Publisher, 1993. US Printing. 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. light brown paper wraps, stapled binding, lightly read and very slim in size. b/w frontispiece faces title page. very clean copy, skimmed and neatly cornered. 17 pp. in length with some unpaginated rear sheets. Shelved in Netdesk office, ephemera box D.
Los Angeles, California: Monogram Books, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 79pp.; VG-; stapled decorated gray wrappers, housed in plastic wrapper; slight age-toning on the wrappers; remnant of a price written on the upper fore corner of front wrapper; staple hole on middle of fore edge where a staple was removed; interior clean; shelved case 0.
San Francisco: Inferno Press Editions, 1960. First edition. Small Booklet; G/no-DJ paperback; Yellow covers which are slightly rubbed & lightly smudged on exterior with intact panels; Text block has slightly age toned edges with tight binding & unmarked pages; Slight smudge near head edge of last page; pp 50. Inscribed by author. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box I.
New York: Corell Press; Press of the Classical School Associated, 1895. Limited/500. 16mo; vg+/wraps; tan spine with no text; brown text on front panel; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 47 pp.; decorative engraved text figures and enlarged capitals; spine, sunned; chipping tail-edge; front joint, split start; else very good; ---LIMITATION, 500 copies, no plates made and text type distributed; ---Lawton: American author and educator; graduated from Harvard in 1873, studied at Berlin, 1882-83; member of the Assos expedition; professor of Greek language and literature, 1895-1907, Adelphi College, Brooklyn; owner and principal of the School of the Lackawanna at Scranton for your years; literary work and lecturing; classical editor and contributor to Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature; wrote histories of Greek and Latin literature. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
United Spanish War Veterans, 1929. First edition of the 1929 revision adopted after the 1928 Encampment. 16m0, 84pp in red cloth, gilt titles on front cover, blank spine. Tight, firm binding, clean text block, no marks. Bumping to corners and slight wear to spine ends, tiny light spots on spine, larger light spot on front, tape mark on spine at middle. Shelved Netdesk office, Ephemera Box B.
Tokyo, Japan: Nippon Bunka Chuo Renmei [Central Federation of Nippon Culture], 1938. First. Octavo; G/no-DJ saddle stitched pamphlet; Green spine, no text; Covers age worn with general shelfwear, front cover tail corner creased, staples torn through spine, some rust marks around staple tears, even more distinct on reverse side of cover, chipping at both ends of spine; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise clean, textblock separated from cover, staples rusty, rust stains encircle all four staples in textblock; pp 14. Very Scarce Copy; Reprint from "Cultural Nippon" Vol. VI, No. 4, 1938.
Washington: Hubbard Association of Scientologists, International, 1957. Small octavo; good/wraps;saddle-stitched; green and yellow text on yellow and green wraps; ex libris, name label; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 19 pp.; light toning starts; fore-edge, moisture staining; else good; ---[Edited from the 18th ACC lecture #6, dated July 22, 1957]. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box A.
n. p. Aurora Art Publishers, 1971. 10mo; G+/no-DJ; beige tri-fold covers with black text; covers have slight soiling to exterior, sunning to exterior; text block consists of 16 loose postcards which show only minor rubbing to corners, lightly sunned exteriors; Russian and English text Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
Fort Davis, TX: Frontier Book Co., 1970. Saddle-stitched booklet in VG condition; blue covers with black text; text block, clean; 60pp. "Many of these books are not considered fully of treasure or old mine interest, but they cover the spectrum of interest for the treasure hunter, relic and old bottle hunter and digger, the ghost towner, and explorer of the outdoors." (from the opening comments). Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box D.
New York: E. & E. Hostford, 1810. First Edition. VG-/no-DJ sewed paperback; spine sewed, creasing, chipping and wear; covers curling, some chipping still in good repair; binding strong; pages have some tears and chipping due to age, discoloration but in fair condition. 31pp Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box F.