Darmbstadii: Ex officina typographica Balthasaris Aulaeandri, 1621. Quarto, , 158, [2 blank], 64, 7 pages; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, plain paneled spine, single piece of tape to tail of spine, chipping to tail of spine; minor worming to lower gutter from the ffep through I1 (page 66), pinprick worming from H3-T3; one letter in ink to front pastedown; blind-stamp to title page, N2; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. Limited Edition. Thick octavo, xi, , 594 pages; bound in publisher's blue cloth, black label to spine with gilt titling; wrapped in publisher's original glassine jacket, housed in publisher's VG- slipcase; top edge gilt. Slipcase inscribed by Harry Truman on the title label, as usual; Inscription on the half-title: "To Honorable Felix Frankfurter from Harry Truman. 5/5/56."; Volume 2 only; JB consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition, Early Issue. Octavo, 366 pages; VG; spine dark green with yellow lettering and a yellow box with black lettering, bound in publishers decorated green cloth; some mild bumping and shelfwear; Two BAL early issue points present: Copyright notice dated 1884, title page 1885, and on page 161 the signature mark 11 is absent. Modern scholarship has shown that there were only 3 substantive changes, occurring on pages 9, 13, and 57, with this copy having all in the corrected second state.; Half-title with clipped signature of Twain tipped in, reading "Yrs Truly / Sammuel L. Clemens / Mark Twain"; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
1968-1974, 1980. Three large bound volumes containing a variety of 1960's counterculture newspapers. Thee are a total of 113 Issues. Volume 1 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 6, No. 7, Issue 131, February 16-22, 1968 and running through Vol. 8, No. 7, Issue 183, February 14-21, 1969. It contains Issues 131-146, 149, 150, 152-159, 161, 162, 164-170, 172-176, 178-183, with 174 misnumbered as 173 and 178 done twice, being a total of 48 Issues. Volume 2 contains Issues of the Berkeley Barbs, starting at Vol. 8, No. 8, Issue 184, February 21-27 1969 and running through Vol. 10, No. 1, Issue 230, January 9-15, 1970. It contains Issues 184-204, Berkeley Tribe #2, 205-214, 216-221, 223, 225, 227-230, being a total of 43 issues of the Berkeley Barbs plus 1 issue of the Berkeley Tribe. This volume includes the special Barb on Strike issue, after which the staff launched their own rival newspaper, the Berkeley Tribe. Volume 3 contains a variety of issues from various magazines and newspapers, including: Rolling Stone, issue 120, October 1972, Berkeley Barb Vol. 15 No. 8 Issue 367, August 25-31 1972, National Enquirer Vol. 46 No. 20. January 16 1972, Rolling Stone Issue 82, May 13 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 80, April 15, 1971, Rolling Stone Issue 76, February 18 1974, Los Angeles Free Press, Issue 333, December 4 1970, The Organ, Vol. 1 Issue 2, September 1984, Tribe, Vol. 3 No. 11, Issue 63, September 18-25 1970, Earthtimes No. 2, May 1970, Earthtimes No. 1, April 1970, Rolling Stone No. 53, March 7, 1970, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 46, Issue 226, November 15-21, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 29, Issue 209, July 19-25, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 19, Issue 199, May 10-16 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 16 Issue 196, April 19, 1968, San Fransisco Express Cities, Vol. 1 No. 12, April 11 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 9, April 5 1968, Los Angeles Free Press, Vol. 5 No. 9, May 1-7 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 8, February 28, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press Vol. 5 No. 7, Issue 187, February 16-22, 1968, The Bay Guardian, Vol. 2 No. 6, February 7, 1968 being a total of 22 Issues.
Valladolid: Pedro de Espinosa y Antonio de Zamora, 1551. First Edition. Quarto, 186 leaves; VG; bound in full brown calf, spine with two black labels, gilt titling and stamping; rebacked with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block; title page with slight repair, last two leaves with very mild repair; Text in two columns, Gothic typography with 48 lines; Title page with large detailed wood engraved frontispiece in black and red hand-colored, many of the capitular engravings colored as well; scarce; shelved case 3.
1955. A typed carbon typescript of an early version of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, written between December of 1954 and 1955 in the lead-up to pre–Broadway tryout in Philadelphia. It incorporates the edits made by Williams in a collection of revisions dated "9 December 1954" (Currently housed at the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, Butler Library, Columbia University): Big Daddy’s appearance in Act III, Brick’s admittance "I might be impotent, Maggie", and the inclusion of Big Daddy’s "elephant joke" (which was later replaced by the famous "mendacity" speech. Very good and extremely rare - only 7 typescripts of this version are known to exist, most in wraps from the Liebling-Wood agency. Quarto, 120 pages. In leatherette wrap bound with brads, and final title "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" in silver lettering. Label in upper left for Hart Stenographic Bureau. Chipping to bottom right edge/corner of front cover and head/tail of spine, a closed tear near "Hart" label, and a two-inch closed tear along hinge at bottom of the front corner. Some minor age-toning to edges and titlepage. Also includes the playbill for the second week of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof's initial Broadway run at the Morosco Theatre. The play premiered March 24th, 1955, and the first playbill was of the week of March 21. The bill included is from the "Week beginning Monday, March 28, 1955" (stated on page 21 of the playbill). Octavo, 36 pages. Very good condition. There is some minor wear to the spine, mild age-toning, an 1.4-inch closed tear near the tail of the spine.; CX Consignment; shelved case 0.