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(Appleton's Journal)
click for a larger image of item #35834, Appleton's Journal, 13 Volumes NY, D. Appleton, 1869-1875. Thirteen bound volumes (Vols. 1-14, minus Vol. 6) of Appleton's Journal,, with issues dating from April 3, 1869 to December 18, 1875. Volume One has the six Winslow Homer woodcut engravings; the six steel engraved scenic views; five (of eight?) fold out Art Supplements, including two by A.R. Waud. Volumes 4 and Volumes 7-10 feature many of the illustrations (by Harry Fenn and others) that were eventually included in Appleton's seminal two-volume publication Picturesque America. Owner name to each volume; the bindings are edge-chipped and some are failing at the hinges; one page of ads in Vol. 1 is torn entirely. Still a good, solid set. Heavy: will ship at cost. [#035834] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35835, The Beloved House Caldwell, Caxton Printers, 1940. Pearce's first of three books on Austin. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Barrett/ with the friendship of the author -- TM Pearce." Near fine in a good, edge-chipped dust jacket splitting at the folds, particularly along the front spine fold. Uncommon in dust jacket, let alone signed or inscribed. [#035835] SOLD
(Bloomsbury Group)
click for a larger image of item #35836, The Nation and the Athenaeum (London), Nation and Athenaeum, 1925. Five issues of this weekly newspaper co-owned by John Maynard Keynes and edited by Leonard Woolf: January 24; May 2 and 25; July 25; and August 1, which includes the Hogarth Press advertisement for Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. With articles by Keynes, Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Clive Bell, Roger Fry, Conrad Aiken, and Aldous Huxley, among others. Edgeworn; very good. [#035836] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35837, The New Statesman and Nation (London), New Statesman, 1933. October 28, 1933 issue. Woolf contributes a >600-word letter to the editor titled "The Protection of Privacy," in which she takes photographers to task for besieging celebrities and proposes a Society for the Protection of Privacy. Edge wear and edge-sunning; library discard stamp; one staple loose; pencil name. A very good copy. [#035837] $100
click for a larger image of item #35838, Typescript of "Canvas on Canvas" ca. 1986. The 7-page typescript of an essay by Buckley about the maritime paintings in the collection of the Insurance Company of North America, intended for Art and Antiques Magazine, although we are uncertain as to whether if it ever saw publication. Together with an autograph note signed conveying the typescript, and a signed contract (with a second signed by Guy Davenport, apparently included in the file in error). Four additional pieces of signed correspondence (1986-1992) are included in the file, one of them alluding to Buckley's forthcoming novel, Wet Work. Buckley once held a position as deckhand on a Norwegian freighter, as well as writing Steaming to Bamboola: The World of a Tramp Freighter, while serving as Vice President George H.W. Bush's speechwriter. This essay opens with a scene from Moby Dick, in which Ishmael ponders a painting of a ship, and a whale, at the Spouter Inn. Fine, with unstamped mailing envelope. [#035838] $300
click for a larger image of item #35839, Last Chance Saloon 1987. A reproduction of a Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny print, first issued in a signed limited edition of 500 by Warner Brothers and Linda Jones Enterprises, in a larger format. This copy (offset print?), features Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Marvin Martian, and an unnamed female bunny; measures 11" x 8-1/2"; and reproduces the limitation and the gold seal of Linda Jones' studio. Despite being a reproduction, it is signed by Chuck Jones and then inscribed by Linda (Chuck's daughter). Faint foxing, mostly marginal; near fine, with original mailing envelope included. [#035839] $750
(Children's Literature)
click for a larger image of item #35840, Typed Letter Signed 1939. Written to a fan of her Newbery Award winning book Hitty, explaining that first editions are hard to come by, "as with most children's books the first edition copies are not cherished very tenderly." Field explains she has only one first edition for herself, and suggests the recipient contact a bookseller. Signed, "Yours sincerely, Rachel Field." Folded in thirds, near fine. [#035840] $250
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #35841, Changes in the Wind: Earth's Shifting Climate San Diego, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1986). Inscribed by the author: "For Terri -- another writer inspired at Chautauqua - 1986/ Best - Margery Facklam." Not only an early book to address climate change (pre-dating Bill McKibben's The End of Nature by three years), but remarkable for addressing a young adult audience (the audience that would eventually take the message to heart, protest, file lawsuits, etc. -- just not in 1986). Heavily illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed. [#035841] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35842, Little, Big or, The Fairies' Parliament Seattle, Incunabula, 2021. One of 2800 copies of the trade edition of this large and elaborate edition of Crowley's fourth book, which was first published as a Bantam paperback in 1981, winning the World Fantasy Award and becoming a landmark of contemporary fantasy. This edition features "the Author's Preferred Text for the novel"; art by Peter Milton; and an Afterword by Harold Bloom, entitled "Reflections on Little, Big as Paradiso." Bloom, one of the preeminent American literary critics of the 20th century, included this title on his list of the books comprising the Western canon. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#035842] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35843, Typescript of "Prometheus Bound" [NY], [Harper's Magazine], 1978. One full 36 page draft, plus 30 earlier draft pages, of Gilder's 1978 article for Harper's Magazine, here provisionally titled "The Riches of Risk: An Essay on the Feasibility of Freedom." Together with a typed letter signed by Gilder to Lewis [Lapham], discussing the article and saying he will have a later draft the following week. Gilder's published article was quoted at length in Jack Kemp's book An American Renaissance: A Strategy for the 1980s, and Gilder's 1981 book, Wealth and Poverty, became a best-selling cornerstone for advocating the supply-side economics that defined the Reagan administration. Massive changes in evidence throughout: many cross-outs, deletions and emendations, some cut-and-taped. Condition: a working copy, messy by design, thus still near fine. An historic essay. [#035843] $500
click for a larger image of item #35844, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America NY, Metropolitan Books, (2001). Ehrenreich's best-known work, a report on attempting to live solely on the paychecks of a series of minimum wage jobs in different American cities. Inscribed by the author. Underground journalism by the political activist, reminiscent of George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London, more than 60 years earlier. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with blurbs by Studs Terkel and Naomi Klein, among others. [#035844] ON HOLD
click for a larger image of item #35845, Advance Praise for The Followed Man NY, Richard Marek, [1978]. One paragraph, 100+ words, of praise by Irving for The Followed Man by Thomas Williams, who was one of Irving's professors at the University of New Hampshire. Williams' 1974 book, The Hair of Harold Roux, won the National Book Award. Irving would later write an introduction to Williams' posthumous collection entitled Leah, New Hampshire in 1992, but this card of praise dates from the year Irving published The World According to Garp. As best as we can tell, this paragraph did not appear on the book jacket nor has it been published elsewhere. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cardstock. Near fine. [#035845] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35846, "A Writer and a Gentleman" in The Savile Club Barnet, Stellar Press, 1968. The souvenir book of the Savile Club, published on the occasion of the club's centenary and including work by Le Carre, Compton Mackenzie and J.B. Priestley, among others. Sunning to covers, with corner creasing to the rear cover; about near fine in saddle-stitched wrappers, with the dinner menu laid in. An early, ephemeral appearance in print for Le Carre. Uncommon. [#035846] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35847, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity NY, Routledge, (1990). A founding text on queer theory and gender fluidity. Very slight rubbing to the covers; near fine in wrappers. [#035847] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35848, Missale Romanun No. 4 Rome, Typis Societatis, 1951. Edition unknown; text in Latin. Inscribed by Maritain to Doris Dana (in French): "To my beloved goddaughter Doris on this day of her first communion with all my tenderness (and my love of Latin) the missal of the old/ Jacques." Dana was, as is apparent here, a lifetime friend of Maritain. She was also a friend of Carson McCullers and Truman Capote, and the partner and translator of Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dana introduced Mistral to McCullers and Capote. Although Maritain inscribes this volume mentioning Dana's "first communion," a landmark in life usually associated with childhood, Dana would have been 31 years old at the time this was published, in 1951. Bound in soft leather; small stain front cover; very good. [#035848] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35849, Carnet de Notes Paris, Desclee de Brouwer, (1965). Inscribed by the author to Doris Dana (in French): "With all the tenderness of her old friend/ Jacques." Ink line rear cover; spine faded and creased; a very good copy in wrappers. [#035849] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35850, A Maritain Reader Garden City, Image Books, (1966). Inscribed by the author, "To my dearest Dora [Dana]/ with the love of old/ Jacques." A paperback original. Rubbing to spine; faint stains to cover; very good. [#035850] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35851, Le Paysan de la Garonne Paris, Desclee de Brouwer, (1966). Inscribed by the author (in French): "To Doris, my beloved goddaughter, in the love of Raissa and of Vera and with all the tenderness of the old peasant/ Jacques." Both Raissa and her sister Vera had passed away by the time of this inscription. Foxing to covers and edges; paint on rear cover; pages uncut; very good in wrappers. [#035851] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35852, Notes Sur Le Pater (n.p.), (n.p.), [1962]. An apparent uncorrected proof copy of a posthumously published volume. Inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Doris Dana (in French): "For Doris, dear friend of Raissa, Vera [Raissa's sister] and Jacques/ All my heart." Raissa, a poet and philosopher, was Jacques's wife for half a century, and the two were at the center of a circle of French Catholic intellectuals during that time. Tapebound: covers and foredge are dampstained; very good in wrappers. [#035852] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35853, Sports Illustrated File Copies (n.p.), Sports Illustrated, 1971-1973. Sports Illustrated file copies of five articles by McGuane and two Letters from the Publisher about McGuane that appeared in the magazine. The articles include "Casting on a Sea of Memories," "A Bomb in Sheep's Clothing," "Angling and Some Acts of God," "Hazardous Life in a Meat Bucket," and "Gundog Molly, Folly and Me." These, as well as the two Letters from the Publisher columns, are each stamped "Edit Ref./ [date]/ S.I." The articles are corner-stapled, with one staple failing; near fine. [#035853] $250
click for a larger image of item #35854, File of Publications (Various), (Various), ca. 1960s. File of approximately two dozen articles by and about Merton collected by his friend Doris Dana. Includes a page of handwritten notes apparently about Merton; a photocopy of a letter from Merton to Dana; and a photocopy of Merton's "My Campaign Platform," his 1967 anti-campaign letter/poster in which he explains why he should not be the replacement for the retiring Abbot (he was not). Together with an envelope and a mailing label addressed to Dana in Merton's hand. The lot is in very good condition. Interesting Merton ephemera in at least three languages -- English, French and Spanish -- compiled by a friend and admirer. [#035854] $650
click for a larger image of item #35855, Original Child Bomb (n.p.), (New Directions), (1962). One of 8000 copies in wrappers of Merton's meditation on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Inscribed by Merton: "For Doris/ from Tom." Doris Dana and Merton met in 1966, having been introduced by Dana's godfather, Jacques Maritain. Dana visited Merton at the Gethsemani monastery twice in 1967, and the two maintained a correspondence until Merton died in December, 1968. Foxing to covers, and a creased bump to the spine crown; very good in wrappers. Mailing label from the Abbey of Gethsemani, made out to Dana in Merton's hand is included. There was a signed limited edition of this title done -- 500 copies -- which is uncommon now; signed copies of the trade edition are considerably scarcer, especially with a good association as this one has. [#035855] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #35856, Autograph Letter Signed (to Vladimir Nabokov?) Amenia, NY, 1975. Mumford declines to be a "nominator," on the grounds that he resists doing favors for anyone who might review his work, and suggests in his place Loren Eiseley or Harrison Salisbury. The letter reads as though the recipient was looking for a nomination, not for himself, but for some unnamed third party. The fascinating part is that Mumford begins the letter "I had a smothered fear, dear Van Veen," and closes it by saying "With all good wishes to you -- and Ada!" It is signed "Cordially, Lewis" (and headed with an Amenia NY address, where Mumford lived). "Van Veen" is the name of Vladimir Nabokov's protagonist in his novel Ada. Although we could find no direct connection between Mumford and Nabokov, both won the National Medal for Literature, in 1972 and 1973, respectively, and could have met at the April, 1974 ceremony where Nabokov received his. As for the nomination in question, Mumford, Eiseley, and Harrison all belonged to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association. Folded in sixths; light corner creasing; near fine. [#035856] $300
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #35857, Congressional Reports Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974-1984. 17 reports from the 93rd-98th Congresses on matters related to Indian affairs, including self-determination, education, health care, housing, jobs, oil, trust lands and trust fund disbursement. Together with three Congressional Resolutions (on land claims and religious freedom) and one Senate Bill (on the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act) from the 94th and 95th Congresses. Some edge-foxing to the resolutions; the lot is overall near fine in wrappers. [#035857] $175
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #35858, American Indian Policy Review Commission Reports Washington, DC, American Indian Policy Review Commission, 1976. Two reports: "Commission Briefing Paper/American Indian Policy Review Commission," dated November 19-22, 1976; and "Information Bulletin from the American Indian Policy Review Commission/A Joint Congressional Committee/(Public Law 93-580), which is undated. 41 and 26 pages, respectively. Corner stapled; edge-foxed; still about near fine. [#035858] $100
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #35859, Comptroller General Reports Washington, DC, U.S. General Accounting Office, 1978. Three reports: "Tribal Participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Budget System Should Be Increased," "Bureau of Indian Affairs Not Operating Boarding Schools Efficiently," and "The Indian Self-Determination Act--Many Obstacles Remain." The first two are near fine in stapled wrappers, and addressed to Senator Robert Byrd with respect to his role on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the third has some darkening and staining to the front cover, and is addressed to both houses of Congress; very good in stapled wrappers. [#035859] $225
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #35860, Land of the Good Shadows NY, John Day, (1940). This is the life story of Anauta, as told to Washburne. Anauta was an Eskimo woman raised as a boy on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, who moved to Indianapolis as an adult. Inscribed on the half-title with "My very best wishes to you" and signed by Anauta in both the English alphabet and the Inuktitut syllabics. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket worn at the edges and joints. Dust jacket design by Rockwell Kent. [#035860] $350
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #35861, Rural Indian Americans in Poverty Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office/Department of Agriculture, 1969. Edge-sunned; very good in stapled wrappers. A report on poverty among Native Americans, both on and off reservations, in the 1960s. Interestingly, the Native American population of the U.S. in 1960 is pegged in this report as being approximately 552,000; the current Native American population is 5.2 million, a tenfold increase over a span of time in which the country as a whole doubled its population. [#035861] $75
(Native American Periodical)
click for a larger image of item #35862, Wassaja (San Francisco), (American Indian Historical Society), 1976-1983. An incomplete run of 24 issues of this "National Newspaper of Indian America," as follows: Vol. 4, Nos. 2, 6, 7, 9, 10; Vol 5, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5; Vol. 6, No. 1, then a Special Issue, then Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7/8, 9/10, 11; Vol. 7, Nos. 3, 4; Vol. 9, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Vol. 10, Nos. 3, 4. The papers span the period from February, 1976, to July/August, 1983. The front page of the first issue present is almost entirely devoted to the arrest of AIM activist Dennis Banks as a fugitive from justice, for jumping bail from his arrest in Custer, South Dakota, and his lawyer's plea for political asylum to avoid being extradited back to South Dakota. California Governor Jerry Brown later refused to allow him to be extradited; these newspapers provide the "first draft of history" for an especially pivotal time in relations between Native Americans and the dominant white society. Another small front-page article reports on the Pine Ridge election in which Robert Wilson was voted out as tribal head, a major victory for Native activists, reformers and AIM. Mailing labels; tanning to the edges and folds; overall very good. [#035862] $450
(Native American Periodical)
click for a larger image of item #35863, Western Shoshone Sacred Lands Association, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Elko), Western Shoshone Sacred Lands Association, ca. 1980. Volume 1, Number 2: at this point, an 8-page newspaper, with this issue covering land claims in Nevada stemming from the Treaty of Ruby Valley. Includes "The Struggle for Justice" by Vine Deloria, Jr. Near fine. [#035863] SOLD
(Native American Periodical)
click for a larger image of item #35864, Western Shoshone Sacred Lands Association, Spring and Autumn, 1981 (Elko), Western Shoshone Sacred Lands Association, 1981. Two issues, 24 and 28 pages. Coverage includes the proposal for the government to build the MX Missile System in Nevada and disappointing Supreme Court rulings on Native land rights issues. Folded; edge-foxed; very good copies. [#035864] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35865, Nuclear Information/Scientist and Citizen/Environment Magazine St. Louis, CNI/CEI/SIPS, 1961-1977. 34 issues of this magazine, which was founded by Barry Commoner and which evolved in name, format, and expanding environmental concerns over its publication history, from 1958 to at least 1977. An incomplete run, with 5 issues of Nuclear Information (October and November, 1961; February 1962; February and August, 1963); 12 issues of Scientist and Citizen (Jan/Feb, April, May/June, 1965; April and May, 1966; Jan, Feb, June/July, 1967; Jan/Feb, April, May, December 1968); and 17 issues of Environment (July/Aug 1969; Dec 1970; April 1972; April, May, July/Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1973; May and June 1974; June and Dec 1976; Jan/Feb, March and May 1977). Note that the publisher was initially the Committee for Nuclear Information, then the Committee for Environmental Information, then the Scientists' Institute for Public Information, changes that mirrored the publication's widening scope, from nuclear issues to air and water pollution, recycling, pesticides, land use, and alternative energy. The second issue in this lot is dedicated to CNI's famous baby tooth study, which documented strontium 90 in the bones of children and helped ban above ground nuclear testing. Mailing labels to some issues. Several issues have dampstained edges and are only in very good condition, but most are near fine or better. [#035865] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35866, Nuclear Information/Scientist and Citizen St. Louis, CNI/CEI, 1963-1968. 7 issues of this magazine founded by Barry Commoner, which bore three different names in its publishing history. An incomplete run: Nuclear Information, August 1963; and Scientist and Citizen for May/June 1965; April and May 1966; January 1967; January/February and December 1968. A publication of the Committee for Nuclear Information, a non-governmental organization devoted to reducing the danger of nuclear war and informing the public of the dangers of nuclear technology. The first issue here was published during the Kennedy administration, the same month that the first Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed between the U.S., the U.K., and the Soviet Union, an effort that had been underway for more than eight years at that point. Commoner was one of the most well-informed and highly educated of the anti-nuclear activists at that time, and as a result he retains a unique place in the history of American environmentalism: when he died in 2012, the New York Times obituary characterized him as "a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause." Cover stains to the earliest issue; else the lot is near fine in stapled wrappers. [#035866] $350
click for a larger image of item #35867, Restoring the Earth NY, Knopf, 1985. Subtitled "How Americans Are Working to Renew Our Damaged Environment," Berger's book looks at more than a dozen cases where individuals succeeded in restoring their local lands and waterways. Inscribed by the author in January, 1986: "For Ron Carstens, your help is needed in [Restoring the Earth]/ With every good wish to you and your family, John J. Berger." Introduction by Arizona Congressman Mo Udall, a 30-year Representative and younger brother of Stewart Udall, whose House seat he took over after Stewart became Secretary of the Interior, a post he remained in through the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, overseeing the growth of environmentalism as a national concern and commitment. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed. [#035867] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35868, The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1972. A literary biography of Carson by Brooks, who was editor-in-chief at Houghton Mifflin during the publication of Carson's The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring, and who became the guardian of Carson's adopted son after her death. The book also includes selections from Carson's own writing, both published and unpublished. Brooks himself was an important writer of natural history: his first book, Roadless Area, won the John Burroughs Medal. This copy is inscribed by Brooks: "For Lois/ with love from Paul." What follows is speculation: "Lois" could be a close personal friend, unknown to us, or someone connected to Carson and her work. There are three Lois's named in this biography: Lois Crisler, who died the year prior to publication; Lois Schaefer, wife of Vincent Schaefer; and Lois Darling, who, with her husband Louis, illustrated Silent Spring, at the strong and sustained suggestion of Brooks (a process that gets more attention in Linda Lear's biography of Carson than in this one). We are entertaining the possibility that this copy could be inscribed to Lois Darling (and not to both Lois and Louis as Louis Darling passed away in 1970). In any event: scarce signed. Slight shelf wear, else a fine copy in a very good dust jacket with wear to the spine ends and a long, closed, internally tape-mended edge tear to the front panel. [#035868] $750
click for a larger image of item #35869, Before Nature Dies Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1970. The first American edition. Inscribed by Dorst to Claes Nobel: "To Mr. Claes Nobel/ as a tribute to his efforts to save man and nature/ Jean Dorst." Before Nature Dies was first published in French (in Switzerland) in 1965, before being translated into 17 languages: it catalogs man's assaults on nature, by continent, listed in "chronological order of their devastation," beginning with "Yesterday" (pre-Industrial Man) and continuing with "Today" (the 20th century). Dorst was Vice President of the Commission of Protection of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature; one of the founders of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos; and President of the 16th International Ornithological Congress. Nobel (grand-nephew of Alfred Nobel) drafted, in 1974, the Nobel Laureates Declaration on the Survival of Mankind, acknowledging that technological advances had contributed to environmental degradation while asking for pledges of conservation, and, in 1985, he authored the Global Declaration of Earth Ethics, attempting to raise standards of environmental stewardship. A fine copy in a very good, lightly rubbed and creased dust jacket, and an excellent association copy. Illustrated with photographs. [#035869] $950
click for a larger image of item #35870, The Wooing of Earth: New Perspectives on Man's Use of Nature NY, Scribner's, (1980). One of the last books by the microbiologist, environmentalist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of So Human an Animal. This copy is signed by the author, who died in 1982. Light foxing to page edges and prelims; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed. [#035870] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35871, Signals from the Heartland NY, Walker and Company, (1993). Profiles of Midwesterners (in Illinois and Missouri) working to protect ecosystems threatened by suburban sprawl, intensive farming, shrinking wetlands, pollution, dams, etc. Inscribed by the author: "To John Bouseman, a dedicated conservationist and proud native of Illinois, with respect and gratitude, Tony." Fine in a fine dust jacket, with blurbs by Kurt Vonnegut and by William Allen, who reviewed the book for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A copy of Allen's review is included, with an autograph note signed from Fitzpatrick to Bouseman written on it, as Bouseman apparently knew the reviewer. The University of Illinois has a John K. Bouseman Natural History Survey Library Endowment Fund supporting the library's acquisitions in natural history. Uncommon signed, let alone with a good association like this. [#035871] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35872, The Sixth Extinction NY, Henry Holt, (2014). Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, here examines the ongoing greatest mass extinction since the age of the dinosaurs. In the current scenario, humans are the asteroid. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2015, it is now widely viewed as a classic of environmental and historical reporting. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with blurbs by Barry Lopez, David Quammen, T.C. Boyle, and Bill McKibben, among others. Reprinted many times: signed first printings are uncommon. [#035872] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35873, Into the Wild (NY), Villard Books, (1996). The second solo book (after Eiger Dreams) by the author of Into Thin Air. Like his more famous title, this one also recounts a tragedy in the wilderness, albeit not one he was witness to. Made into a film by Sean Penn. This copy is inscribed by the author. A bit of softening to the corners, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Reprinted many times, signed first printings are uncommon. [#035873] ON HOLD
click for a larger image of item #35874, Moby Dick Collection Various, Various, (1930-2005). In his introduction to Ken Lopez Bookseller's Nature Writing catalog, in 2000, Barry Lopez listed the nature writers (widely defined) that had "resonated" with him. Not surprisingly, the list is lengthy (Crane, Cather, Steinbeck, Carson, and Matthiessen, amid dozens of others), but he concludes, "And through it all, the linchpin for me was [Melville's] Moby Dick. Offered here is Barry Lopez's personal collection of copies of Moby Dick, which includes a dozen foreign language editions and three English language editions, including the now-classic 1930 Random House edition with illustrations by Rockwell Kent, but the highlight is a well-used Houghton Mifflin/Riverside paperback edition from 1950. This copy has Lopez's signed bookplate, two 3x5 cards laid in with his notes, and his notes throughout. As an example, on page 99, in the margin of the Melville sentence "Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of the sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?", Lopez has penned, "Somewhat the heart of the matter." Different pens used throughout, as though with different readings; also perhaps, an additional hand at work in the text as well. A very good copy. The "linchpin" for one of our most earnest and intrepid, and dearly missed, nature writers. [#035874] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35875, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Princeton, Princeton University Press, (2004). First thus, with an introduction by John McPhee. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers was Thoreau's first book, which he self-published in 1849. In 2003, McPhee retraced Thoreau's journey in a canoe, a journey he recounts here, contrasting it with Thoreau's trip, in his 37 page introduction. Fine in wrappers. [#035875] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35876, Field Book of Ponds and Streams NY, Putnam's, 1930. A conservationist, zoologist, and aquatic biologist, Morgan taught at Mount Holyoke College and authored three books, this being her first, which went into at least 15 printings. She was one of three women listed, of 250 entries, in the 1933 edition of American Men of Science. Owner name and second owner blindstamp on flyleaf; light shelf wear to cloth; near fine in a very good dust jacket with minor wear to the edges and folds. Uncommon in the first printing, especially in dust jacket. [#035876] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35877, The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat NY, Walker, (2008). Roston explores the carbon cycle: from carbon's initial role as the building block of life to the past 150 years, during which humans have released millions of years of geological sediment back into the atmosphere. This copy is inscribed by Roston: "For the Speaker of the House, Thank you for your leadership and passion. It shaped this book and drove the author! With admiration and gratitude, E. Roston." Despite the release date of 2008, Roston is addressing Newt Gingrich: a typed letter signed from Roston to Gingrich is laid in, explaining and conveying the book, and again thanking Gingrich, for his "time and support." Apparently (additional, third party letter laid in), Roston had interviewed Gingrich for Time in 2007, and the two had discussed the book for a full hour. Context: Gingrich authored a 2007 book entitled A Contract with the Earth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed. [#035877] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35878, Above & Below: A Journey Through Our National Underwater Parks NY, McGraw-Hill, (1969). The first co-authored book by the married couple, a volume in the American Wilderness Series. This copy is signed by Helga Sandburg, daughter of poet Carl Sandburg, on a Carl Sandburg bookplate on the front flyleaf. Light foredge foxing, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#035878] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35879, Homestead (Minneapolis), Milkweed, (1995). A memoir recounting the author's first years after arriving in the Blackfoot River valley of Montana in the early 1960s. Inscribed by Smith to Annie Dillard, whose praise for the book is on both the front and rear jacket panels: "For Annie & Bob [Richardson] -- The beloved - the most admired - And, Annie - you have sold this book for me - With great love - Annick." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with small nicks to the front and rear panels. [#035879] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35880, The National Parks and Emergency Conservation Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1933. Story was the National Parks Service's first female division chief, heading the Division of Public Relations. The year this pamphlet was published, she began working in radio, writing and producing 39 radio programs. She became the first NPS editor-in-chief in 1934 and directed the Park Service's 25th anniversary broadcast in 1941. This 32-page pamphlet describes the National Park system and the challenges of balancing the use of the parks with their protection. Small ink notation to title page, and sunning to rear cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. [#035880] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35881, Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth Chicago, University of Chicago Press, (1956). Nearly 1200 pages covering the International Symposium on Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth, held in Princeton, NJ, in 1955. Edited by Thomas Williams. Organized by Lewis Mumford, Carl O. Sauer, and Martson Bates. From the Wenner Gren Foundation website: "Billed as the first large-scale evaluation of what has happened and what is happening to the earth under man’s impress," the symposium "brought together seventy scholars from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia--with specializations ranging across more than twenty conventionally defined disciplines, from anthropology to zoology--who were selected for their common interest and curiosity about what man has been doing to and with his habitat." Ownership signature of Evan C. Evans III, biophysicist, who (from his obituary) "spent his life marshalling mankind to heed the destruction being wrought on the waning world." Evans did research on the atmospheric distribution of radioactive fallout and the uptake of radiation into plants and ecosystems; he also helped develop ARPAnet (precursor of the internet) and created a relational database for use in environmental preservation and management. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A massive, landmark volume, and a highly notable copy of it. [#035881] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35882, Acceptance Speech NY, National Book Committee, 1967. An advance copy of Auden's acceptance speech upon receiving the 1967 National Medal for Literature. 4 pages, stapled, printing the text of the speech with the heading, "Advance - Hold for Release," with the date and time of the ceremony. Light marginal stain on the first page; very good. Together with "Homage to W.H. Auden," presented by the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, printing the Auden poem "Anthem," and dated months after his death. [#035882] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35883, Floating, Brilliant, Gone Austin, Write Bloody, (2014). Choi's first book, only issued in wrappers. This copy is inscribed by the author: "___! Thank you for holding these poems. Wow wow grateful/ Franny Choi." Fine. Uncommon signed. [#035883] $125
click for a larger image of item #35884, Fish Acts Manuscript poem, signed by Guest. Four stanzas; the poem's first line, "The fish arrives," is the same as her published four-line poem "Fish Quilts." Lower corner stain, not affecting text; very good. [#035884] $200
click for a larger image of item #35885, Late, Late Wesleyan University Press, 1968. Manuscript poem. Publication information (Honig's book Spring Journal, published by Wesleyan University Press) is written across the bottom. Signed by Honig. The word "Spring" is smudged by water; the poem and signature remain near fine. [#035885] $150
click for a larger image of item #35886, Subjunctive Tense/If We Could Be Brought Manuscript poem entitled "Subjunctive Tense," but eventually published, with significant changes, as "If We Could Be Brought" (first line). Signed by Ignatow. Undated. Lower corner stain, not affecting text; very good. [#035886] $150
click for a larger image of item #35887, Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 NY, Norton, 1973. An advance copy of her National Book Award-winning collection. Four long, folded galley sheets of the title page and prelims, together with 62 typeset page proofs of the text of the book, and a photocopy of what appears to be the jacket copy. The text has a Post-It stating "Duplicate Set/Do Not Return This Lot." Corner creases; some edge-tanning; near fine. Comparison with a first paperback printing (included) reveals several small changes, although not to the poems themselves, only to the dedications and, most notably, the epigraph, which are by Andre Breton and George Eliot in the book, but by Natalya Gorbanyevskaya in the proofs. Extremely scarce; only two or three such sets would be likely to have been produced in the course of creating and publishing this book. [#035887] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35888, Typed Letter Signed; Roman Poems; The Discarnation Sevenoaks, (Privately Published), 1967-1968. Sisson writes to Edith Heal, author of William Carlos Williams/I Wanted to Write a Poem: The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet, which was published in the U.K. in 1967. Sisson shares his thoughts on Williams, and on Heal's book, and transmits to her two chapbooks of his own work, which are included here: Roman Poems and The Discarnation. The letter is two pages, with hand corrections, and is signed by Sisson. Folded; near fine. The chapbooks are near fine in stapled wrappers. [#035888] $125
click for a larger image of item #35889, Mother Country NY, Farrar Straus, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy of the Pulitzer Prize winner's second book and first work of nonfiction, following the much-acclaimed novel Housekeeping. Mother Country (later Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Proliferation) examines the environmental, economic and social impacts of the Sellafield nuclear power plant in Great Britain, an investigation gaining renewed relevance as nuclear energy gains traction as a "green" alternative to fossil fuels. Two pages (142, 194) have blacked-out edits; small "x" and publication information inked in on front cover; fine in wrappers with a brief author bio laid in. Mother Country was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. [#035889] SOLD
(Russian Art)
click for a larger image of item #35890, Untitled Road Scene 1988. Ink and watercolor by a Russian, Soviet-era artist. 5-1/2" x 5". Signed by the artist, in Cyrillic, on the verso. Fine. [#035890] $300
click for a larger image of item #35891, Whole Earth Catalog, 9 issues (Menlo Park), (Portola), (1969-1971). Nine of the first 14 issues of the Catalog, all first printings, beginning with The Difficult But Possible Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, January 1969; then the The Difficult But Possible Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, September1969; the $1 Whole Earth Catalog (formerly known as the Difficult But Possible Supplement--name changed to appease the USPS) for January 1970 and March 1970; the Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools, Spring 1970; the $1 Whole Earth Catalog for July 1970 and September 1970; the Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools, Fall 1970; and lastly, the $1 Whole Earth Catalog, January 1971. The January 1969 and both Access to Tools catalogs have spine tears; mild age toning throughout; otherwise the lot is near fine. Included is a printed, unmailed postcard explaining that the last issue came out in July, 1971 and listing which back issues are available. [#035891] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35892, Domebook One Los Gatos, Pacific Dome, 1970. A first printing of Domebook One: an instruction manual for the construction of geodesic domes. Domebook One "was put together in 14 days at the Whole Earth Catalog production garage." 11" x 14-1/2". A counterculture how-to, inspired by the Whole Earth Catalog and adopting a similar, oversize softcover, format. Cup ring and sunning to front cover; wear to spine; very good in wrappers. Together with a third edition of Domebook Two (1974). [#035892] $250
click for a larger image of item #35893, Summer of Love: Haight-Ashbury At Its Highest Millbrae, Celestial Arts, (1980). Signed by Ken Kesey in 1987. A photographic tour of the high point of the Haight-Ashbury hippie community, from November 1965 to January 1967. The Summer of Love is usually spoken of as being the summer of 1967, with the era defined by its beginning at the Human Be-In in January, 1967. For this book -- and generally for the denizens of Haight-Ashbury during this period -- the Human Be-In represents the end of that community, and the beginning of its being overrun by commercialism and drowned by fame and notoriety. Ken Kesey, whose Trips Festival and Acid Tests defined the era, makes approximately a dozen appearances: text and photos by Anthony; foreword by Michael McClure. Near fine in wrappers. [#035893] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35894, The Great Hippie Hoax NY, Award Books, (1968). "A scalding indictment of the phoney movement that has trapped thousands of teenagers." Exploitation magazine-format book, heavily illustrated with "photographs from the notorious Haight-Ashbury photographer who lived among the hippies." Includes 11 separate articles/"indictments," purportedly by different authors, plus "A Report to the People," an editorial on the "national crisis," and a glossary of "psychedelic slanguage." "Stripping the petals off the Flower Children reveals them to be floundering in a cesspool of sex, half-crazed with weird drugs, parasitic, selfish, diseased and above all -- coldly calculating!" Minor edge foxing; near fine in stapled wrappers. Scarce: no copies listed online at the time of this writing; OCLC lists only 8 copies. [#035894] $300
click for a larger image of item #35895, Three Worlds, Three Realms, Six Roads Marlboro, Griffin Press, (1966)[1968]. A limited edition printing one section of Mountains & Rivers Without End. One of 200 copies, published in May, 1968. Entry A19 in Katherine McNeil's Snyder bibliography, which states that the 1966 copyright date refers to the poem's first publication in Poetry), and that the item's colophon erroneously describes the poem as six, rather than one, section of Mountains & Rivers Without End. Contents: Things to do around Seattle; Things to do around Portland; Things to do around a lookout; Things to do around San Francisco; Things to do around a ship at sea; Things to do around Kyoto. Nicely illustrated by Ken McCullough. Faint sunning to rear panel; very near fine in wrappers. Scarce. [#035895] $375
click for a larger image of item #35896, My Life NY, Scribner's, 1930. The first American edition, with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. With the 1930 ownership signature of Joseph Barnes. We can offer no direct provenance but a Joseph Barnes (author of Willkie: The Events He Was Part Of, The Ideas He Fought For) was a translator of Russian authors for a number of years and a recipient of the PEN translation award. According to his obituary in the New York Times, in 1928 he made an extensive tour of the Soviet Union, on which he reported for The New York World. On the staff of the Institute of Pacific Relations from 1931 to 1934, he visited Russia, Manchuria, Japan and China; he edited “Empire in the East” by 12 members of the American Council of the Institute, published in 1934. Barnes joined The Herald Tribune in 1935. He went abroad as Moscow correspondent in 1937, wrote a series on Siberia in 1938, and then went to Berlin as correspondent. He returned to the U.S. at the end of 1939 and in 1940-41 was foreign news editor. From 1941 to 1944 he served as deputy director of the overseas branch of the office of War Information. In 1951 he cited his clearance for that position to counter accusations from McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee. He eventually joined Simon & Schuster as an executive editor. Again, we can not prove that this Barnes is that Barnes. A New Republic review of the book from 1930 is laid in, much acidified and split into pieces at the folds. The book itself shows mild foxing to the prelims, fading to the board edges and spine, and handling to the covers, including a partial cup ring. The binding is sound. A very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#035896] $500
(Underground Comix)
click for a larger image of item #35897, Yellow Dog Tabloids 1-12 Berkeley, Print Mint, 1973. "Special 5th Anniversary Limited Edition," re-printing the first 12 issues (with 9/10 and 11/12 being double issues) of this underground comic that ran from 1968-1973 and featured work by R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Joel Beck, Greg Irons, Trina Robbins, and Robert Williams, among others. Fine copies, in the publisher's stamped envelope, which is stained. [#035897] $100
click for a larger image of item #35898, Cutting for Stone NY, Knopf, 2009. The advance reading copy of the first novel by the Ethiopian-born physician and author of My Own Country: A Doctor's Story. Cutting for Stone was one of the most highly praised books of the year; the paperback edition stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. The author received a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2015. Hint of a crown bump; slight glue residue lower rear cover; still very near fine in wrappers. Uncommon in the advance issue. [#035898] $150
(Weather Underground)
click for a larger image of item #35899, Osawatomie, Vol. 1, Nos. 1, 2, & 4; Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2. (n.p.), Weather Underground Organization, 1975-1976. Five of the six issues published (lacking Vol. 1, No. 3), giving voice to the Weather Underground's stated program of: "US imperialism out of the Third World; Peace. Oppose imperialist war and US Intervention; Fight racism. Build an anti-racist base within the working class. Support self-determination for oppressed peoples; Struggle against sexism and for the freedom of women; Organize the working class. Fight for socialism. Power to the people." The last two issues have darkened with age; overall the lot is near fine. Together with a claspbound photocopy of Vol. 1, No. 1 that has been inscribed: "To Eleanor, with thanks & love for help, encouragement, & strength. In unity [double female/double male signs], Love, Paul. 4-21-75." The binder has been marked with a label maker as belonging to "E. Cooper." Eleanor Cooper was a co-founder of the Lesbian Feminist Liberation. [#035899] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35900, Hey, I'm Alive! NY, McGraw-Hill, (1964). Klaben's story of surviving 49 days in the Alaskan wilderness, along with her under-trained pilot Ralph Flores, following their 1963 plane crash enroute to California from Fairbanks. Klaben had traveled to Alaska by car in 1962 after responding to an ad in the New York Times placed by Sue Beehler, who was looking for a companion for the ride. This copy is inscribed by Klaben to Beehler: "For Sue/ without you I never would have had this great adventure/ Best love, Helen Klaben Kahn." With Beehler's 1964 ownership signature and address label, and with her annotations in the text. The inscription dates from 2004, and Beehler (now Johnston) has added "40 yrs later in SF CA." The date of the inscription (10/7/04) corresponds to that on a small label on the rear flyleaf on which Beehler has written "Helen Kahn/Legion of Honor/SF CA." A Canadian Star Weekly article about Klaben is laid in. The 1975 television movie starred Sally Struthers as Klaben and Ed Asner as the pilot. Abrasion to the lower spine; slightly cocked; a very good copy, in a supplied, very good dust jacket. The best possible association copy. [#035900] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #35901, Lollipop Lounge (NY), (Billboard Books), (2004). The advance reading copy of this memoir by the lead singer of Goldie and the Gingerbreads, the first all-female band signed to a major label (Atlantic) and who opened for the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Yardbirds, among others. Ravan also fronted Ten Wheel Drive, an early psychedelic jazz fusion band, and was the first female producer hired by a major record label. She was often compared to Janis Joplin, and was the prototype female rock star, predating Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Blondie, and Courtney Love. Inscribed by Ravan: "Dear Lee -- what would I do without you? Genya Ravan." Fine in wrappers. Uncommon in an advance issue, and especially scarce signed. [#035901] $250
click for a larger image of item #35902, Smurfs in Hell, Vols. 1-3 (Boise), Freeloader Press, 1986-1987. The first three issues of Carr's self-published 1980s zine, a humorous post-punk counterculture political publication. Vol. 2 has some foxing and surface soiling to covers; near fine. Vols. 1 and 3 are fine. All three are xeroxed and velobound. OCLC shows only 8 libraries holding copies. [#035902] $750
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