Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Revised Edition. Quarto; VG-/G Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Black spine with Yellow and White text; Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, some sheflwear, small open and closed tears along edges of spine and both covers, fraying and small open tears at corners; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock clean; 411 pp; Inscribed by author on half title page.
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Leipzig: Max Altman, 1908. Neue Ausgabe. 12mo; fair/wraps; tan spine with black text, perfect-bound; ex libris, initials, title-page; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 70 pp.; illus.; age-toning; wraps, sunned; spine, splits and tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN SCRIPT. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 4.
Brunn: Rudolf M. Rohrer, 1870. Offprint [Centennial]. Octavo; fair+/wraps; tan spine with no text, saddle-stitched; black text on front panel; ex libris, signature, Absolon [author-surgeon, NIH]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 19 pp.; age-toning; wraps, sunned; edges, open tears; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 4.
Poet Craig Raine handwritten Note Signed, Jan 12, 1995 Raine responds cordially to a book signing request by renowned 1st edition collector Rolland Comstock. Written on a British postage-paid self-mailer letter, two horizontal folds, paper bright and clean, torn as neatly as possible along edges when opened, lightly wrinkled. Please see photos for details. (This item is kept in signed bookplate 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 This item is kept in signed bookplate binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office.
Budd Schulberg Handwritten Note 1991 Schulberg responds cordially to a 11/27/91 book signing request by famous 1st edition collector Rolland Comstock. His note is written at the bottom of Rolland's typed letter. Schulberg closes simply with "Sincerely," and then after a postscript with "Best," without signing his name to the note. Condition: 8.5" x 11" paper, two holes punched at top edge, two horizontal folds, VG Please see photo for details This item is kept in signed bookplate 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. (This item is kept in signed bookplate binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office).
##LISTING IS FOR ONE BOOKPLATE PER PURCHASE## 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 signed bookplate binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office.
Chicago: Woodstock Typewriter Co., 1930. n/a. 5/7" pamphlet in wraps, 24pp. Condition is Very Good except for soiling on covers. Beautiful 4-color process cover illustration of a modern skyline. Profusely illustrated detailing the Woodstock's features, with three pages samples of all the fonts that were available for this machine. Includes errata slip laid in at page 5. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 1.
Colombo, Sri Lanka: Afro-Asian Writer's Bureau, 1967. 5x7", pictorial wraps, 59pp, Very Good condition, with little edgewear and some color transfer on the lighter rear cover. 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. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 1.
Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1977. 1st. small 8vo, 16pp, on laid paper in a like envelope. Very Good condition. Exhibition catalog for the Lessing J Rosenwald collection of 45 vellum books displayed at the Library of Congress in 1977. List with a description of the items as well as a short article on vellum. Limited to 1600 copies. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Binder 2.
Washington DC: US Congress, 1848. 1st. 12mo, 27pp, Good condition with light foxing typical for a document of this age. Disbound from a bound volume of congressional reports, all pages loose. Report #187 30th Congress - 1st Session Committee on Military Affairs 1848. Granting of a petition for compensation of loss of property, namely a slave, while in goverment service.