Caen: Heimdal, 1972. Serial. Tall quarto; vg/wraps; side-stitched; brown [faded green] spine with no text; some edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; mimeograph; 63 pp.; wraps, sunned; short closed tears; else very good; ---ARCHAEOLOGY; ---TEXT IN FRENCH. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box C.
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Émile Bernard. Autograph Letter Signed. "Emile." Two pages in French, 4" x 5.25", [n.p.; n.d.] A letter from Bernard to the French Post-Impressionist artist, painter, art teacher, and art collector, Émile Schuffenecker (1851-1934). Bernard open his letter by asking Schuffenecker why they no longer write to each other. Thinking that he hurt Schuffenecker because of some slight, Bernard admits that he must have appeared harsh when it came to discussing "Jesus the savior," but it was said only because he wished to console him. He proceeds to claim that he shares Schuffenecker's pain and asks forgiveness if he has caused offense, writing, "may God judge this thing at his dazzling tribunal." Bernard closed the letter by claiming that his mother reminded him how kind Schuffenecker had been and how good a person he is, and signed off with "thank you and I am sorry." The letter is accompanied by: 1) ALS. "H. Bernard." Two pages (of a bifolium) in French, with canceled postal cover, 4.5" x 6.75", Paris; February 14, 1895. Letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin (1838/39-1909), Émile Bernard's mother, to Émile Schuffenecker, in which she asks how he is doing and tells him that she is forwarding a letter for him from her son. She mentions the cold weather and hopes that March will bring more gentle days to Colombes [outside of Paris], where they would be very happy to see him. 2) A print of a photograph, 3.5" x 4.5", 1895, of a building in Cairo, Egypt, with writing by Bernard on the verso, noting that "a house on a Cairo street in 1895, indicating that architecture is not yet dead in the Orient." In 1893, Bernard traveled to Egypt and lived in the Middle East for the next ten years. Condition: Good. The letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin has slight rust residue from a paperclip (since removed) at the right hand top of the last page, and what appears to be as light stain on the upper left corner of the last page.
1887. Octavo; G-/no-DJ paperback; Orange spine with black text; Covers are slightly sunned with fraying along spine, slight shelf wear on exterior and edges and taping across head and tail edges of spine; Text block is slightly age toned with intact pages; pp 144. French language. Shelved Ephemera Box I.
New York: Dracula Press, 1997. First Edition; First Printing. Quarto (8.5 x 11); spiral bound paperback booklet, in good condition; 3 dot-stains, and a 1" ink mark, top left corner of front cover, near spine; text block, clean; facsimile reproductions; 28pp. --SIGNED by Mr. Best on title page. --Cover Illustration by Sean Lennon, with note directly below in caps that says: "DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONUM". Shelve Ephemera Box D.
March, Cambridgeshire, UK: Trevor Bevis, 1994. Thin 8vo, VG+/none, stapled wraps, yellow spine, minor shelfwear and rubbing along corners. Pages clean except for page seven, which has two half-inch red ink lines on the margins and the top corner is folded back. 18pp. Shelved in Ephemera Box B in Netdesk office.
London: Birn Brothers, LTD, n.d. Quarto; good/wraps; saddle-stitched; light blue background with circus stilt man and animals; shelf wear and bumping; chipping and splits starts; text block, clean; unpaginated; 16 pp.; color plates and illustrations; wraps, light staining; else good. Shelve in Netdesk Office, Ephemera box D.
Dearborn, Michigan: The Edison Institute, 1977. US Printing. slim, large 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. bright blue wraps, stapled binding between color illustrations, framed in bright blue. gentle edgewear around softcover, few light whitish patches. filled with b/w drawings, most with script details aside the illustrations. 57 pp. Shelve -- Ephemera. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box G.
Northwood Narrows, N.H. Lillabulero Press, Inc., 1971. Third Edition. skinny 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. very thin, toned ivory spine with stapled binding, no text. solid navy with patterned navy/ivory circle illustrates softcover front with much rubbing and whitish patches and some yellow toning to the front and rear bottom edges. heathered beige right fep has prior owner inscription. no marks or writing to the interior sheets of prose. unpaginated, approx. 20 + pages. as is, in protective sleeve. Shelve Netdesk office, Ephemera Box G.
Munchen and Berlin; Zurich: R. Oldenbourg; Der Corona, 1936. Serial. 12mo; vg/vg-/wraps; dj, yellow spine with no text; front panel black text; Heft, green wraps with black text;ex libris, pencil signature on dj; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 148 pp.; essays: Edgar Dacque; Rudolf G. Binding; Karl Vossler; Benedetto Corce; Hermann Hesse; and Ketter und Storm; dj, sunned; chipping and short closed tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. Shelve in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box D.
Rotterdam: Bouwkundig Weekblad, 1930. Extrait (excerpt). Folio (approx. 10.25w x 14.25h); good/wraps; saddle-stitched binding; scuffing and shelf wear; small stain, front cover; top corners, bent; text block, clean; B/W photos; pages 241-248. **Shelved next to Ephemera Box A, because there is no room within any of the ephemera boxes for this particular item.
New York: The Willis N. Bugbee Co., 1916. First Edition. Octavo; F/no-DJ; slim paperback; cvrs stained & exhibit wear, creasing, tiny tears at btm, prev owner signature on frnt; portion of back cvr missing; binding staples, strong; pages have wear, creasing from being bent at some time. Fair as is. 16pp Drama & Theater.
McLean, Virginia: The Trinity Forum, 2011. US Printing. thin 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. maroon softcover, with stapled binding and raised gold lettering centered on maroon wraps front. lightly perused with clean ivory sheets, no marks or writing. slim unblemished edges. 44 pp. Shelve Netdesk office, ephemera box G.
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.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University, 1960. [Brewster House Typographical Series]. 16mo; vg/none; white cloth spine with brown text; sunned; gray cloth boards, front with red Caxton monogram on white label; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 30 pp.; clear mylar protector, w/long shallow tear along head-edge; else very good. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box B.
Oakville, Ontario: The Salvation Army and The Triumph Press, 1983. Thin 8vo, VG/none, in white wraps; spine is white with pink text. Shelf wear along exterior of covers, rubbing along corners, Darkening on rear cover where price sticker once was; Interior clean. This booklet includes a note from a "Jerry Carr" to the previous owner saying they were sorry that the PO couldn't attend the "Federation Luncheon" and that the book enclosed is a gift. There is also included a small publishing note (stuck in between pp82-83) informing the reader that the last two paragraphs from page 83 were accidentally printed at the bottom of page 92 Shelved in Ephemera Box B in Netdesk office.
McLean, VA: The Trinity Forum, 2009. The Trinity Forum Readings. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback pamphlet publication; Cream-colored covers clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, several small stains near top corner of front cover, small black stain adjacent to back cover spine; Textblock clean; pp 37. Excerpted from The Everlasting Man (1925); Specially published as part of the Trinity Forum Reading Series; ISSN: 1062-2527 Shelve Netdesk office, Ephemera Box G.
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.
Rutland, VT and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1964. Third printing. 16mo; 41 pp; VG; beige spine with red text; cloth is silk with gold thread and has sun faded spine, slight soiling and rubbing to exterior, minor wear to edges; text block shows darkening to exterior edges, slight cracking to pp 10-11 at binding; interior clean; arts- East Asian; Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1942. First. Duodecimo; VG/no-DJ pamphlet; Thin brown spine, one staple, no text; Covers darkened with age, otherwise clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, staining at top corner of front cover, light blue stains on back cover; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise clean; pp 80. Shelved Netdesk office, ephemera box D.
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.
New York, NY: Classics Illustrated, 1953. First - Series No. 125. Quarto; G/no-DJ paperback; Saddle stitched comic binding, no text; Covers clean, faded with age, with general shelfwear and edgewear, creases at both tail corners of front cover, light chipping at top of spine, back cover peppered with foxing; Textblock darkened and faded with age, textblock nearly completely separated from covers, signs of water damage along fore edge; pp 45+ Fragile Shelve Netdesk office, ephemera box G.
Dublin, Ireland: HMSO / Cahill & Co., Ltd., 1911. UK Printing. small 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. wraps paperback, binding is intact, abraded and discolored though, no titles, chafed away paper reveals binding at tip and tail. toning frames the wraps covers, gentle chipping to the outer extremities. cover front has centered black titling. no marks to text, page and page edges lightly worn, with corners and interior appear as average. contents, interior sheets show no marks/writing and generally flipped through. complete copy in lightly exposed and roughened covers. as is. 105 pp. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box D.
West Park: Hudson Press, 1942. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is cream with red print, edgewear, creasing, soiling, smudging, stains; Text block has creasing at spine, slight tear to bottom edge at poems 9-12, pen mark on page before poem 13, bumped lower corner throughout; unpaged.
(1915). SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Approx. 10.5" x 15" VG thin parchment-colored card stock tied with brown string. Conceived as a holiday gift for friends of the author, privately printed. This copy is SIGNED and INSCRIBED on penultimate page. Perimeter of lightly soiled, deckle-edged paper softened. Three black-and-white full-page illustrations reproduced on translucent paper and tipped in opposite the sonnets that inspire them; middle illustration loosening, while final illustration has pulled away from paper backing with lower two corners torn along border. Author's business card attached with rusty paper clip at top of first page; address has been crossed out with new address penned beside it.
Elkton, MD: Tom Collier's Collector's Exchange, 1979. Catalog. Quarto; good/wraps; saddle-stitched; white spine with no text; front panel with black and green text and green baseball card; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 20 pp.; inside back panel and back, illus., unlisted baseball cards; photos and item descriptions; else very good. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera box C.