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The reports are concerned with the geology of Rockland, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties, N.Y.; the Helderberg plateau; and the western Adirondack region. The two folding maps in the pockets are "Geologic Map of Rockland County" and "Geologic Map of Franklin County". Good .
Among the contents are an extract on Cotton Mather from "Affectation of Praehiminincies" by Katherine Anne Porter; "The Man Who Lived Underground", two excerpts from a novel by Richard Wright; "The Writing of Edmund Wilson" by Delmore Schwartz; and a poem by Jackson Mac Low. Good .
The editors note that almost all the contents of the book are the work of men on active service with the Australian Imperial Force. Authorship is indicated by the writer's army number and initials. Good .
A nice association copy, from the library of Alva B. Gimbel with her distinctive miniature leather book label. Together with her husband Bernard, she formed the important Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation. A publisher's presentation slip is laid in.
Reprinted from The Senate Calendar: Number 734 Report / Number 711: June 7th MCMXXXVII. The report rejected Roosevelt's "court- packing" plan. Very good .
From the library of Vte. Arthur de Bizemont, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Plate #23 is not present and appears not to have ever been published. It is not called for in the Alphabetical table of contents.
George Gatfield "Guide to Printed Books and Manuscripts Relating to English and Foreign Heraldry and Genealogy" dates the book as circa 1850.
RARE. Only 2 copies are listed in WorldCat. Fair .
A price list is laid in. Very good .
The American National Theatre and Academy was chartered by Congress in 1935. In 1946, it established the National Theatre Foundation which entailed "the pooling of ideas, resources, knowledge, in the sponsorship, stimulation and support of good theatre for the country as a whole".
The ANTA Album was a gala benefit performance inaugurated in 1948--"the first benefit given by the theatre for the theatre, by the people of show business for the idea and ideal of an American national theatre"--and presented each year thereafter. The 1951 Album was produced by Jean Dalrymple and the Mistresses of Ceremonies were Fay Emerson, Hedda Hopper, Margaret Webster and Tallulah Bankhead. Among the evening's performances were scenes from the musical productions "Finian's Rainbow", the operatic version of "Emperor Jones", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Porgy and Bess" and "Of Thee I Sing"; from the ballet "Rodeo", with music by Aaron Copland; and from the plays "My Sister Eileen" [with Shirley Booth], "Camille" [two versions, one with Uta Hagen, one with Eva LeGallienne], "Our Town" [with Thornton Wilder as the Stage Manager] and Shaw's "The Devil's Disciple". Also Gloria Swanson performed "Impressions of Charlie Chaplin". Very good .
The text is printed in both English and Yiddsih. A printed notice on the inside of the front cover states: 'This book is presented to Sam Wilensky in appreciation and recognition of services to our organization. / Local 25, A.C.W. of A. / October 10th, 1937".
Scarce. Good .
First edition of Michael Fraenkel's 1st book appearance and the first book of the Carrefour press. The Newberry Library suggests the date of publication as 1930.
In 1930 Michael Fraenkel and Walter Lowenfels founded the Carrefour Press and published their manifesto making the point for artistic anonymity.
Inscribed, signed and dated by Michael Fraenkel on the half-title: "To / Shirley M. Uhle / from / one / of the authors / Michael Fraenkel / Mexico, Feb. 4, 1944".
Michael Fraenkel is best known for his friendship with Henry Miller, with whom he co-authored the "Hamlet Letters". Miller spent some time rooming with Fraenkel when they both lived in Paris. Fair .
Among the contributions are fiction from Mario Vargas Llosa, James Purdy, Miguel Angel Asturias and Gabriela Mistral, and poems by Tennessee Williams, H. L. Mencken, James Wright, Sandra McPherson and Sandra Hochman. Very good .
Among the contents of this issue on "Reading as Pleasure" are contributions from Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Ford, James Purdy, Joseph Conrad, Donald Hall, Madison Smartt Bell, Charles Simic and A. L. Rowse. Very good .
The first issue of a magazine from "Children of a hoax called the Postwar Era..We may only grope at answers but we insist on asking the awkward questions. We are afraid. Talking, singing, joking, we try to deal with what others would deny. The official hucksters and shills say: 'Don't bite the war that feeds you'. We say: 'Bread, Imagination, Resistance'. And so: Apocalypso.." Among the contents is an interview with Nigerian pop star King Sunny Ade by Verna Gillis. Very good .
Among the articles in this volume are "The Monastery of Debra Damo, Ethiopia" by Derek Matthews, "The Swan Badge and the Swan Knight" by Anthony R. Wagner and "The Greyhound as a Royal Beast" by H. Stanford London. Very good .
Originally published in 1536.
The text is in Italian. Very good .
Thirteen artists were represented in this exhibition of works and installations employing neon, fluorescent and other forms of light. The introduction by Alexander Marzahn is printed in German and English. Fine .
English edition, co-published by Vilo Publishing, Paris. Among the contents of this issue, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Barbier-Mueller Museum [1977-2002], is an interview by Claude Levi-Strauss with Monique Barbier-Mueller; a special report on Picasso and Classical Antiquity; and contributions on Vinca Neolithic Art and Art of the Torres Strait. Very good .
The Institute of Actuaries was founded in 1848 and contributed to the study of the theory of life contingencies, enabling an exchange of ideas between its members and bringing about a greater consistency in their methods. Its aims were advanced by the publication of its Journal, originally called The Assurance Magazine, which first appeared in September 1850. The magazine was founded by two well-known actuaries, Charles Jellicoe and Samuel Brown, and was adopted as the organ of the Institute of Actuaries in 1852. Jellicoe continued as its editor until 1867 when he was succeeded by T. B. Sprague. Good .
"The World History of the Jewish People" was conceived as an ambitious and comprehensive 21-volume project, embracing the history of the Jewish people from prehistoric times to the present. It was compiled in Israel by Jewish History Publications (Israel - 1961) Ltd. and each volume was published by Rutgers as it was completed.
This volume describes the ancient Near East as a background for Biblical history. Fine .
The ephemera include such items as Christmas greetings, calendars, tributes and type samples. Among them are a New York City item with a decorative letter "B" surrounded by playful blue vignettes and iconic place names [Bronx Zoo, Broadway, BMT, The Bowery and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens]; an apologetic late Christmas card from Fridolf Johnson and his wife to their friends with the caption "oops! our Christmas card ended up in the Soup" above a reproduction from Merry's Museum depicting a Santa carousing in a bowl marked "Christmas"; an announcement that "now that the hammering and painting is over" at the Architectural League, the Typophile Luncheons will be held there once again--decorated with birds and pointing fingers directed towards a building in blue; a proposed watermark for Herbert Farrier; a 1960 Mermaid Press brochure, "a brief description of its work and its collection of types", including a page of four type samples and a delightful sample of decorative color vignettes; an illustrated October calendar page; a birthday greeting to Eleanor F. Steiner-Prag decorated with "A specially picked Bouquet of TYPE-ogenous Flowers"; a Christmas and New Year greeting from the employees to the tenants of 336 Central Park West; and a playful membership certificate for members of the New York Chappel of Private Presses. Fine .
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of contemporary paintings from the Balearic Islands. The text includes essays on history, language and culture of the islands. Very good .
"Here is the most compelling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about baseball from the likes of Doris Kearns Goodwin, W.P. Kinsella, Roger Angell, Stephen King, Annie Dillard, Pete Hamill, Sherwood Anderson, and A. Bartlett Giamatti. Here, too, are stunning visual representations -- paintings, drawings, sculpture, folk art, magazine covers -- by artists that run the gamut from Thomas Eakins and Currier & Ives to Norman Rockwell to Andy Warhol and Elaine de Kooning." -- Quoted from the dw blurb. Very good .