Bookplate with the Comstock name and family crest, self-adhesive, 3-1/4x4-3/4", signed by author Louis Auchincloss. Louis Stanton Auchincloss (September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. Rolland Comstock was the famous book collector and lawyer, from Springfield MO, whose collection was known world-wide to authors and bibliophiles. (This item is kept in the eBay room).
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New York: Lyons & Burford, Publishers, 1987. Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Burgundy spine with gold text; Boards have slight shelf wear, mostly slightly sunned exterior, otherwise panels are clean and sturdy; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to handling, and light foxing on exterior edges, however pages are unmarked with tight binding; pp 278.
Bookplate with the Comstock name and family crest, self-adhesive, 3-1/4x4-3/4", signed by author Martin Amis. Martin Louis Amis, b 1949 is the author of many novels including Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). The bookplates are from the collection of Rolland Comstock, the famous book collector. Please see photo for details (This item is kept in binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office).
Bookplate with the Comstock name and family crest, self-adhesive, 3-1/4x4-3/4", signed by poet Craig Raine. Craig Raine (born 3 December 1944) is an English poet and critic born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England. Along with Christopher Reid, he is the best-known exponent of Martian poetry. The bookplates are from the collection of Rolland Comstock, the famous book collector. Bookplate kept in binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office.
Check made payable to Poet Sir Stephen Spender and endorsed by him, 1988 Check made payable to Stephen Spender in the amount of 7 pounds sterling and signed by renowned 1st edition collector Rolland Comstock. Signed on the back by Stephen Spender. 'PAID' stamped, two small pieces of tape at top edge attaching it to a sheet of paper. Condition: Very Good Please see photos for detail Shelved in binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office.
Washington DC: US Congress, 1842. 1st. 69pp, 6 x 9" Light foxing typical for a document of this age. Stain on bottom right corner going through book, does not affect text. Report of the Select Committee on the "amount and character of the expenditures which have been made by the Government in satisfaction of bounty land claims allowed by the state of Virginia." The claims were for land grants made by Virginia to members of the militia who had served in the revolutionary war. These lands were located in what is now the states of Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. When Virginia ceded these lands, as the Northwest Territory, to the United States, they wanted these claims to be honored.
Washington DC: Gales and Seaton, 1834. 1st. 8vo, 43pp, heavily foxed, some age-darkening, otherwise in Good condition for a document of this age. Speech by former President, now Representative, Adams on the withdrawal of public money from the Second Bank of the United States, a precursor to the Panic of 1837.
Colombo, Sri Lanka: Afro-Asian Writer's Bureau, 1967. 5x7", pictorial wraps, 59pp, Very Fine condition. Opera set in 1939 during the War of Resistance Against Japan (WWII) about a communist party member who works for the railroad and resists the Japanese. Includes photos of the principals in scenes from the play. Includes as foreword a letter from Chairman Mao congratulating the performers after a performance of a different production, "Driven to Join the Liangshan Mountain Rebels" in 1944.