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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #30126, Boris Pasternak and the People with Watch Chains (n.p.), (Jubilee), (1959). An offprint from Jubilee of an article Merton wrote on Pasternak following Pasternak's being awarded (and declining) the Nobel Prize for Literature. Oblong quarto; roughly a dozen pages. Mild, even acidification and a few small creases near the spine. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Dell'Isola lists the Jubilee appearance, but makes no mention of this offprint. OCLC locates only three copies. [#030126] $375
click for a larger image of item #31462, "Into This World This Demented Inn Christ Comes Uninvited." (Spring Valley), (Diego Designs), (n.d.). A greeting card featuring an attributed, abridged version of the Merton quote ["Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for Him at all, Christ has come uninvited."] Foxing to back cover; near fine. [#031462] $60
NY, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1965). Near fine in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket. [#031313] $20