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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 #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 #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 #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] $250
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1981). Foxing to endpages; very good in a very good dust jacket. With the ownership signature and address of Merton's friend, Doris Dana. [#035818] $35
NY, New Directions, (1968). Near fine in a very good, lightly rubbed dust jacket. [#035456] $30
(Norfolk), New Directions, (1963). Paperback original. Cover creases; very good in wrappers. [#035817] $30
(NY), New American Library, (1965). A Mentor-Omega paperback. Near fine. [#035550] $25
(Collegeville), Liturgical Press, (1960). Some foxing to cream colored cloth covers; near fine, lacking the dust jacket. [#035549] $20
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